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Bermuda

Jennifer

some

Find

Ormston

travelled to the

and was wowed by

The Return

the beauty of

The

all.

it

final

Rings Feature 12,

resolution.

Bermuda

island of

Monday, January

help you stick to your

tips to

New Year’s

of the King

The Lord of the mesmerizing.

instalment of

trilogy is

8

2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

— No. 2

CSI gets a helping hand By RYAN CONNELL

mote

the student union.

added

Fie

Conestoga Students

Inc.

(CSI)

getting a helping hand from students to boost the student union's popularity.

Eight first-year advertising stube creating marketing plans that CSI will implement if

they like their ideas.

registrar’s office about all

of the on campus, including percentages of male-female students and students over the age of students

Deborah Reyner, co-ordinator of

m

/ by Mike Wilson) hear of Manulife

(Photo

Conestoga nursing students Ashley Financial’s donation.

The money

will

Clark,

and Amy Van Haren, are happy expand health-sciences labs.

(left)

help to

to

19.

“(The assignment) is to generate awareness among my students, but

low-attended CSI events.

also to generate

more awareness for services on campus,” Reyner said. “It’s a win-win situation. We’re learning but we’re also doing some good for the different campus services.” The class of 32 students is being

everybody knows doesn’t go right. think activities are a prime example of everyone knowing what doesn’t work but nobody knowing what’s going to work,” Falconer

groups of four. Four students will be in charge of creating a marketing and advertising plan

The same assignment has been given to advertising students in the past, except they had to promote businesses in the region instead of the assignment being college-

split into

promote the services that Other groups will be in charge of creating a marketing

CSI

By MIKE

programs

to health-care

WILSON

Manulife Financial is donating $500,000 to Conestoga College over five years for health-care edu-

health informatics uses the tools,

at the college are

methods and

than those at McMaster.

potential of informa-

“The

technology to organize data

tion

dition,”

largest donation

ment.

hospital setting.”

ever given to the health-care area

The

It

is

the

of the college.

Half the money will be spent on developing a health informatics management degree program - a baccalaureate program that is in the final stages of planning and will soon be submitted for consideration

to

the

province’s

Postsecondary Education Quality

Assessment Board. The

New

field

of

The Doon campus of Conestoga College will be installing a fibre optic alarm system to help combat higher risk of being

from the campus include portable journalism and broadcast equipment. Both programs have had numerous thefts, including cameras valued around $6,000, and a mixing board and microphone stolen

costing approximately $4,000. In July five mini

to

make

DV camcorders

were stolen from a broadcasting office. Located behind two locked

use to simulate a

offers.

the

equipment

in

want the

and simulated operating room more like what stulabs

includes five labs plus an operating

dents will find

in the industry.

room

Gatschene said they are already making a list of new equipment they want to buy. Included in that list are new mannequins for the students to practise on that cost

lated hospital environment,

setting,

which

must approximate

actual conditions found in health-

care agencies, including a full array

of up-to-date equipment.

Mary

Gatschene, a nursing teacher at Conestoga, said the labs

$3,000 to $5,000.

doors, two of the cameras, which were attached to editing desks by steel cables, were snipped free while the other three were taken from boxes.

and

also

be

The

first-year

stu-

dents will also be examining the

unions

at

and universities

other colleges

that are similar to

Conestoga College's

culture.

advertise their events differently

more timely. CSI president

or

said

Justin

Falconer

great that the advertising

it’s

Security

recommendations did but w'ith this came

additional

ing several measures are in place to

These

include

associated

cost

with

“Unfortunately,

we have

suffered

cameras, alarms, increased patrols

tied in with the existing video secu-

and silent alarm will be triggered. Other rooms throughout the college and places with data may also have the fibre optic system installed said A1 Hunter, chief of Conestoga security. "One of the last things we want,”

and awareness.

rity

college has recognized the

dents created marketing strategies

companies such as Canadian Limited, and Action Health

and Safety Training. Reyner reviews the marketing plans that the students create and gives ideas and suggestions on how to improve their strategies. Students will be presenting their marketing plans to CSI and the other departments on campus the last

week

in

January. In prepara-

advertising

students take

a

presentation skills course.

“They (campus services) can pieces of the marketing and they can learn from it,” Reyner said. “Whatever they want to use from it, they will.” The advertising assignment is worth 30 per cent of the students’ marks. take

little

strategies

installed every year.

Conestoga has used

these funds for the closed-circuit

cameras, mirrors

improved

in

the hallways,

telephones,

lighting.

The grant

and also

first

a break in the contact an audible

The

based. Last year’s advertising stu-

provides funds for brochures and

offer

need for increased security since technology has changed. Up until the later part of 2001 the college didn’t have a lot of portable electronic equipment.

said.

number of losses,” said Hunter, “and the college recognizes this and is moving forward.” He is hoping to have this system a

placed inside metal cages. If there’s

protection.

I

emergency

increased security.

to get negative but

when something

tion,

Changes that the advertising students want to make include designing a more attractive CSI logo and working to have CSI

dents.”

provide a layered approach, mean-

will

analysis.

tive

come forward

fibre optics

equipment

of trends, target market analysis, customer analysis, and a competi-

said Hunter, “is not being able to

aircraft cable to secure items.

like

for

system being

said the

want

seems

Dux

dents create include an evaluation

participation to the regularly

“1 don’t it

Conestoga College’s radio station CJIQ. The marketing plans that the stu-

provide the services to the stu-

He

events, the recre-

students are willing to help pro-

new system should be installed early in the new year. This new type of security will

Certain

CSI

more

ation centre. Student Services, and

student

officials said they

school’s five

The new system uses

theft.

at

Manulife

we

fibre optic security

By D ARREN SMITH

Items

expanding and re-equipping the health-sciences labs. This simutaining,

she said.

hospital beds

other half will be spent main-

good con“There are 44

labs are in really

and processes for more effective patient care and health manage-

cation.

better-equipped

that the advertising stu-

dents’ ideas will assist in creating

strategy for

$500,000

He hopes

programs, thinks this is what CSI needs to get an extra boost.

that will

Manulife Financial donates

them-

Falconer has provided the stu-

the advertising and public relations

/

students

dents with demographics from the

dents will

if

that

selves should be the best at targeting ads to other students.

is

throughout the campus.

Extra

money from

women’s

safety grant

sidered for cameras. safety grant

is

the is

ing to

college

being con-

The women’s

a provincial grant

providing different amounts

women’s

issues.

Hunter said the cameras would be placed

safety

available to colleges and universities

training for staff and students relat-

and

be best

in

in

areas for personal

places where they can

utilized.

“There is no simple fix,” he said. Hunter admits additional security measures are overdue. He said the past can’t be changed but steps can be taken to change the future.


Page 2

— SPOKE, January

12,

News

2004

Ontarians

will

see faster bus service By

REBECCA LEARN

and

transit flow,” said Takhar.

Drivers charged under this law

For students without cars there

is

Taking the bus could get faster new law being passed in

fine,

Ontario.

ets.

It’s

called the yield to bus law

it

requires drivers to yield to

“This will reduce travel times for

and make transit more efficient, reliable, and help get more people out of their cars and

transit users,

public

said

transit,”

Transportation Minister Harinder

Takhar

Unloading a load Two students move back move back in on Jan. 3.

residence after the winter break. Students were

into

officially

Move

over

there’s a to

arrange further dates.

new

Internet dating, way for single people

meet the love of

their life.

called speed dating and

It’s

growing popularity

its

helping peo-

is

ple across the country

meet

their

from $20 company.

The concept

quite simple.

is

You

and about 20 other singles meet

at

Once

the evening begins

chance

to talk to

you get

each person

you feel a connection with a person, you tick them off your personal score card. If that person has also checked you off, the dating company will notify both of you within 48 hours. It is then up to the two people to for only five minutes. If

time

SimpleDate, a Toronto-based speed dating company, tailors its

classes,

HEUCHERT

By JEFF

They organize cougar nights where older women get the

match between

a

homework and

part-time

meet younger men, senior nights for the 60 and over crowd, homosexual nights. And, of course, fetish nights for

No

matter what program you're most students enjoy one common activity, games on the

those people

These

aren’t in-depth

games

who

some

who

are looking to join another

couple.

The

cost of speed dating ranges

Underground

are

games.com, Coffeebreakarcade.com and Candystand.com.

He

enjoys shooting games such as

Paintball at

Scramble and

Billiards,

Coffeebreakarcade.com.

class,

where students shouldn’t be

does seem most of these games are played in it

killing time.

First-year electronics engineering

technician

student

and first-year

Dan Kosecki

electrical

technology

sitting in spots

to

games

that take forever to

play, but just

small simple

where the teacher

most websites offer

a

wide selec-

of quick easy games

range of categories such as sports,

Kosecki says he plays games he’s bored in class, even though he knows he’ll get kicked

There’s something for everybody,

of his favourite gaming

all

buses

transit

“The yield to bus law will encourage more people to use public transit, because buses will be

move

able to

and

into traffic quickly

so everyone gets

efficiently,

an effective match. "Most people

is

Transit

Association, in the release.

time and that she would recom-

way

to

know

find your right

away

whether or not they like a person and whether they'd want to date them," she told Sun Media. “And this way no one wastes their time on bad or unsuitable dates.” Vlad Blastman, 39, said he has tried speed dating and he enjoyed it even though he didn’t find a match. “I had a good time. Even though

Jessica

Urban

Canadian

only minutes

for SimpleDate, said speed dating

didn't

time,” said

make

a solid connection

to give

it

another

mend “I

it.

think

great because there

it’s

are a lot of shy people out there who are looking to make a connection

and speed dating

them

get over their initial shyness,”

recently had her

26,

who

“It just

helps you get over

some

of the first-date awkwardness.”

Nicola Teshner, 23, says although she enjoyed her speed dating experience she had a hard time believ-

ing

would

she

really

find

Mr.

Right. “It’s

all

about the

try,”

ence,” she said.

just

the love of

speed dating

events.

experience, said she had a good

know.”

first

help

she said.

fun experi-

“I don’t honestly think

Peddle,

will

But

my I

I

will find

one of the guess you never life at

work and

He a

says his teachers don’t have

problem with

as

it

long

as

they’re not played during a lec-

Mosher’s favourite site is newgrounds.com, where he likes to play shooting games such as Alien Hominid, where you’re an alien attacking humans. Other popular gaming websites students

are

more

than

300

Games,

games, and

uproar.com, where you can play Similar to coffee break arcade, tion

Some

he’s finished his

Nickelodeon

can play these games.

caught.

of

throughout Ontario.

has nothing better to do.

tures

cannot see their monitors, so they

when

back

the

addictinggames.com, which fea-

James

purposely

established,

time

among Conestoga

games you can play just to kill some time.”

engineer-

student

Mosher both admit

“These aren’t in-depth

kill

time, although

kill when

will help reliability

just five minutes.

1

growing popularity, some people may be skeptical about finding their one and only in

is

Michael Roschlau, president of the

I'm willing he said. its

fine

Jan. 2.

Jessica Peddle

Despite

a set

offenders can settle out of court.

ture.

that

some

date

of the first

awkwardness.”

are looking for

take forever to play, but just small

simple games you can play to

you get over

something a little different. There are even couple nights for couples

both

Internet.

just helps

“It

to

websites

in,

if

finding

Once

traffic tick-

where they are going on

Jennifer Ego, event co-ordinator

jobs.

Fun e-games can

out

depending on the

Montreal’s McGill University has even started its own speed dating service for students who don’t have

events.

chance

a local bar.

ing

to $50,

though, like other

Ontario Ministry of Transportation,

in

events to different types of people.

match.

the

This new way of dating is targeted towards all ages. People as young as 20 and as old as 65 have participated in one of the many

news release from the

"The yield to bus law improve transit service

allowed to

Finding your true love By JENNIF ER H OWD EN

in a

between $60 and

fined

Yield to bus decals will be put on

buses coming out of bus bays.

into

be

Police are working to create a set

thanks to a

and

(Photo by Jen Howden)

can

$500.

good news.

driving,

as

some

shooting sites also

and

in

a

flying.

feature trivia

and puzzle games. Mosher says he plays games

game shows

versions of classic

such as Family Feud, Password,

Match Game, among many

oth-

ers.

For anyone too

old

or

who cool

thinks they're to

play

(Photo by Jeff Heuchert)

these

games, just give one of these sites a try. I promise you, it won't be your last.

First-year electronics engineering technician student

plays a

game

Dan Kosecki

Area Flat 3. The game, which is available from Coffeebreakarcade.com, is one of Kosecki’s favourites. of


News

A step It

the right direction

in

money

s worth the By JAMES CLARK

to

buy a good pair of runners

wearing when you go for your It you don own any running socks you can buy some at the store and use them when you are runs.

Were you one of

made

people that

more

exercise

the millions of

the resolution to

new year? If rewarding way

in the

running can he a

so,

on your feet. The salesperson will also ask you where you will do most of your

t

running.

on the

trying

Running on

shoes.

do so. It you decide running is for you it is important to go out and buy shoes that match your body and running type. This might not sound like a very difficult task compared to actually getting up and running, but there are many

lar

things to consider

ure

your foot’s

length and width.

when purchas-

They

ing shoes.

how he

him with

ran so they could

the proper shoe.

While the average runner doeshave

n't

this option,

it

1

is still

that is right

Trail running has also become a popular option over the last few

years. It allows the runner to escape the noise and unpleasant odours of the city.

These shoes offer more

r

wards

n

it

mine

what

limit

you

require.

They

will

izes in selling running

shoes and apparel. Don’t be intimidat-

traction.

Remember

come

runners

in

to the shoe store

DAWN HASSON

fort.

in

Canada has

the

shoes

the salesperson presinto buying a pair of

let

t

that

only you

feel

uncomfortable-

know what

feels right

among Canadians

obesity

For women,

more than doubled. the rate increased to

14 per cent

from seven per

The

cent.

rate for

will reduce the chance of injury and give you that extra push to go out and fulfill your New Year's

resolution.

shape

in

something as simple as

have to walk a farther distance, or choosing to take the

study from 1985 to 2001 found

to

stairs rather

than an elevator.

Anyone can

exercise at home, but most cases, a gym will provide a person with more motivation. More resources are available, and in

“It

at a

gym. personal

a

is

preference

whether you go to the gym or stay at home,” said Yuhasz. “Some do have the willpower to push a little more (at home), but not many."

men

increased to 16 per cent

eating habits.

six per cent.

Your body requires a certain amount of energy from carbohydrates, protein and fats to

Local fitness clubs have a

number of people workout in the new year, but the

large

ing

is,

function properly every day.

you’re less likely

long.

“January’s a good month for us,”

said

general

Jennifer Thur,

the

manager

the

of

Goodlife fitness Cambridge.

club

and

Keeping

days

the

new

usually to

make

stress

it

year.

a habit,” said

year

without

in

it

fitness club

members.

is

very

for

and take small steps,” said Gloria Caperchione, one of the elite trainers at Goodlife in Kitchener. “A lot of people will try to get in shape by going six times a week. They should try not to overdo it.” Caperchione’s advice is to take it one week and one goal at a time. “Focus on smaller goals rather

whole

picture,”

said

Caperchione.

Thur

relaxes

“Working

out

gets

your

said taking small steps can

lowers your

sonal fitness.

density lipoprotein

(HDL)

terol are increased

while the low-

Many gyms,

YMCA,

like

Goodlife and

have a personal trainer

it

blood pressure. The levels of high-

density

lipoprotein

This

choles-

(LDL)

is

available.

decreased.

"A personal trainer will help you to stay on track,” said Thur.

because LDL is the bad cholesterol concentration in your blood.

Goodlife Fitness will also give

members. touch and keep track

motivational calls to

“We

stay in

its

of everybody,” said Thur.

Monique Yuhasz, an co-ordinator

YMCA,

at

the

adult fitness

Kitchener

encourages people to get

is

beneficial

Finally, exercise strengthens

heart so

it

efficiently,

can

your

pump blood more

bringing oxygen and

With enough detail to chum an empty stomach, it’s a book that

Food Nation, a recent New York Times best seller written by

light

Fast

Eric Schlosser,

the cold, hard

tells

food industry.

might just be the very tool

It

away from McDonald's menu. “Fast Food Nation: enough

turn your appetite

to

the

If

the

meals,

it

book doesn’t deter will at least shine

onto issues that

the

some

may have

gone unnoticed before Schlosser’s research.

The book can be purchased at most major bookstores, and can also be found at local libraries.

to

a vegetarian out of Arnold

Seattle

Weekly

claims

the

review on the

in a

book. Schlosser,

a correspondent

for

The Atlantic Monthly, wrote the book after doing extensive research on the His

subject.

final result: a story that

opens on

the eyes of a nation dependent

French

fries

and super-sized com-

bos.

Schlosser spent years interviewing people and travelling, trying to

how the world came to on fast food. The book outlines the history of

figure out rely

the

fast

back

food industry, tracing

to the

it

mid- 1900s, when drive-

in restaurants

began

to

appear

all

over North America. Fast

Food Nation takes

when

like slaughterhouse

getic after exercise.

fries

reader’s consumption of fast food

turn

more refreshed and ener-

burgers and

your inspiration may be found within the pages of a book.

As

ally feel

off

will shock readers and probably change a lot of lives.

nutrients to the rest of your body.

a result of this, you will gener-

most

turn

To many people, a new year means setting goals. If you’ve vowed to eat healthier this year,

Schwarzenegger,”

blood flowing,” said Yuhasz. Your entire cardiovascular

will

MCMURPHY

Too much

exercise because

the

By KRISTEN

make

wide range of equipment allows a person to advance further in perthe

Graphic book

prevents illness.

system benefits with regular

common

"People should plan small goals

the

fit.

following

through on

than

Dawn Hasson)

shape too Conestoga student Nathan Sapetak, 20, the beginning of the works out at the recreation centre to stay

at

life,

system. (Photo by

be more consistent.” quickly

levels,

cholesterol can your arteries, which interrupt your blood flow. This can cause life-threatening damage to your cardiovascular

Thur. “It's great for people to

Trying to get

shape reduces

in

dog

first six

takes about 21 it

said

enhances your you and allows you to sleep better, and

in

About 50 per cent of the who go to the Goodlife Fitness Club in Kitchener stop weeks of

foods,”

Nation:

a country dependent on super-sized combos

facts about the fast

quality of

going throughout the

junk

eat

Yuhasz.

people

“It

worked out, to go home

“If you’ve just

they don't stay for

cold doesn’t help.

bitter

Yuhasz said exercising gives you energy and allows you to maintain a good balance, particularly in your

from

problem

Fighting the fierce frozen temperatures Second-year pre-service firefighting student Karl Stickney struggles with his gear as he makes his way to class. The heavy gear is an everyday fight for the students and the

2004 Fast Food

for

shape

in

(Photo by Carla Kowalyk)

proper-

fit

The time and money invested

Don

parking your car far away so you

Not everyone

a pair

more time and money

little

ly-

involve

motivation to exercise.

you buy

mize your performance and com-

Work out and get By

if

get a pair of shoes that

sure you

bring the socks that you will be

remember,

selection of shoes that will maxi-

all

shapes and sizes.

When you go

Just

of shoes that do not fit properly you will be less inclined to go out and use them. It is worth spending a

ed by these stores because they are filled with lean, seasoned runners.

stability to

the possibility of a twisted

ankle. They also have a more defined tread that allows for better

type of shoes

to a store that special-

A

no matter what shoes they are wearing.

0

deter-

This involves going

that

Treadmills are also easier on a person's joints. Pavement and concrete are hard on a person's body

II you plan to run on trails it is advised to buy trail running shoes.

will

for them.

popu-

is

it

pointing outwards

because

important for him or her to

buy the shoe

if

you run with your toes

Marathon, scientists from Nike fit

will

also determine

Before Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy, ran the New York analysed

will

meas-

a treadmill

allows the runner to stay in the house and avoid nasty weather.

to

employee

because

(Internet photo)

a graphic-

Schlosser covers topics

procedures and

other little-known facts that fast food restaurants attempt to keep hidden.

Although the book was released

in

early 2001

,

the

seems to be more appropriate now than ever.

context


Page 4

— SPOKE, January

12,

Commentary

2004

Majority of

Canadians expect a better 2004 Only two weeks into 2004 and 60 per cent of Canadians already predict this year will be better than last. But what they need to realize is it's not going to happen on its own. Of the 1,504 Canadians surveyed in a Leger Marketing poll, 61 per cent of Ontarians were optimistic about the new year according to the release in the Toronto Star Jan. 4.

Worldwide, Hong Kong and Kosovo led the way with 76 per cent of those polled in each country saying they believed things would improve. It’s easy to see why people would assume 2004 would outshine 2003. The December capture of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, which ended an intense search in the Middle East, was a relief to many citizens. But we can’t run around with the innocence of a child thinking the world is at ease now with Hussein in chains. Just minutes after crowds of happy-go-lucky people shouted happy new year, the first shooting of 2004 in Toronto sounded volumes over the noisemakers and

yelling partygoers. And jarring headlines continued ringing in the new year on Jan. 1; Police suspect double homicide in Windsor, Eight die in New Year’s Eve blast at Baghdad

restaurant and Minibus crashes in Africa; nine people

"2003

As

Another year over, and a new

Now

my

one’s just begun.

chance to start anew. I’ve thrown out the old calendar and hung up my newest pictures

hanging of a new calendar? No. It is the responsibility of each individual to make this year a better year. Everyone should try to make a difference, including the 60 per cent foreseeing a better year compared to the one gone by, the 1 8 per cent who said there would be no difference, the 13 per cent predicting a turn for the worse and the 65,000 other people from 60

or biting

outlook on

I’m not one because

I

interests you; anything to

make

Opinion read

resolutions

never keep them. This

It

scares

me

world

to think the

has forgotten the important parts

of life. Whatever happened to lov-

nails.

to make 2004 the year that means something in the over-

want

I

truly all

my

picture of

my

my

life.

With the

it’s

life

difficult to think

could be a basket of peaches. has become a

tion to

common

solu-

any problem, children are no

own homes and make a name for

longer safe in their the only

way

yourself is to

to

become a pop

idol.

I’ll

make

time with your family and talking

then

binges.

one per-

that

my

I

want

return to

try to eat health-

my fast-food

haven’t bitten any of my it’s

I’ll

only

make

smile along, call

remind them

on the

it? I

to that

next couple of weeks, but

However,

my

to focus

I

still

nails today, but

attempt to do so.

This year

I’ll

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fully

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and a

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— SPOKE, January

A

12,

ORMSTON

By JENNIFER With

The make

holidays

Christmas

the

Bermuda

hibiscus

to see

either

One

as

you can, where

destination

possible.

is

of the

initial

things first-time

cally small

er this winter.

instance,

The houses are typiand pastel coloured; for

quaintness.

while journeying down one of the narrow roads it is likely you will pass at least one pale pink, baby blue and yellow house. You can also expect to see farm animals, like cows, geese and roosters roaming around the front yards of

let the

fact the island

only 34 kilo-

these homes.

Many

serious travellers will

you Bermuda

is

famous

for

its

drive around the small

As you you

island

arrives at the island's air-

will

come upon

several

gorgeous beaches, many that are open to the public. Try to find one

a three-piece

band, a sight unlikely to be seen at Pearson International

and relax beside

Toronto’s

that is secluded

Airport.

the turquoise-coloured water.

Although the island

is

tell

pink

beaches.

every passen-

greeted by

is

a

is

its

From the moment a visitor to Bermuda sets foot on the island, they will realize Bermudian culture is much different from what they’re

port

much

and do as

should consid-

offer.

who

really what you you are looking to

students

starters,

retreat for students

is

if

visitors to the island will notice is

metres long deter you from visiting: this British colony has much to

For

So

College

is

to.

island it.

Bermuda

is

destination

Don't

a warm

spend your days relaxing beneath swaying palm trees, or if you want

Conestoga

a

Bermuda

island offers of North Carolina.

behind us, it is time to start planning our next break from school: study week.

ger

Bermuda

picture-perfect trip to

The small

used

Travel

2004

Snorkeling and scuba diving are popular pastimes for action-seek-

not

ing tourists. in

the Caribbean,

its

Shipwrecks, coral reefs and water dozens of metres make the ocean around the island ideal

can fool believing you are

tropical nature

you

into in

British

island also ent.

For

on the

becomes quickly apparinstance,

portraits

Queen Elizabeth adorn walls and

For more information on the reefs and shipwrecks of Bermuda, go to http://www.hartleybermuda.com/re

Indies. influence

of

the airport

you want to make a you do so from the same if

phone call red phone booths found

all

Bermuda feels like a tropical paradise even though found everywhere on the island.

for exploring.

the heart of the

West The

clarity for

over

England.

Although the island is not in the Caribbean, its tropical nature can fool you into believing you are in the heart of the West Indies. However, Bermuda is only 920 kilometres off the coast

efs.htm.

ing for a tee-off time should call 1

Other water sports,

like

-800-BERMUDA. For

kayaking,

and water-skiing are exciting ways to pass time on this luscious island. For those who prefer land sports to water activities, golf, tennis and hiking are just a few of the options

would

available.

you’ll

parasailing, boating

Although Bermuda island,

it

some

is

simple:

tle

own

courses

guests can play. Avid golfers look-

There

find

in

is

a

lined with

shops.

variety

items,

and are

Bermuda

expensive. Hamilton,

old-fashioned

crystal

hotels have their

it’s

the island’s capital,

houses many golf courses

with several open to the public;

shopping Conestoga Bermuda.

part,

attract

To sum up shopping

crafted

a

not

College students to

small

is

most

the

also

many

lit-

Inside

of locally including china.

clothing

once again, the prices are generally high. However, every stores, but

it

is

not

in

the Caribbean. Palm trees can be

visitor to

Hamilton should make a at Triminghams, a famous department store on the main street. As one taxi driver said,

karaoke

quick

martini lounges.

“Bermuda

islands hot spots, including

stop

is

really

synonymous

with Triminghams, like London

bars,

pubs

to

and

Bermuda’s British roots are

evi-

dent by the themes of some of the

Henry

is

VIII, a popular 30-year-old fme-

with Harrods.”

dining restaurant.

Bermuda’s nightlife has an emphasis on music. Many of the European-influenced bars and

enjoy traditional English dishes

Finally,

provide

nightclubs

live

musical entertainment. In

downtown Hamilton

something choices

for

and

Here patrons

lively entertainment.

Bermuda

and castaways settled

rich in culture

is

British

history.

the island in the early 17th century

there

everyone,

is

with

ranging from jazz and

after their boat

coast;

Bermuda

discovered lier

sank off the island’s

however, the Spanish had

and nicknamed

a century earit

the “Isles of

the Devil.” In later years, the coast off the

come to be Bermuda Triangle.

“Isles of the Devil” has

known

as the

The legends surrounding the triangle, which also borders Puerto Rico and Fort Lauderdale, have

tried to

provide insight to more than 200

occurrences in the area, such as missing planes and ships. strange

Like

myths, the stories of

all

bizarre happenings in the

Bermuda

Triangle are not based on fact; most

of the alleged occurrences either

took place outside the borders of the

triangle

or have

reasonable

explanations.

Bermudians were active in both world wars. In the Second World War, many took part in a British initiative right

to

on the

intercept

messages

island.

History buffs interested ing

more about

involvement

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Front Street

was

is

the main street

established

and fragrances.

in

in

Bermuda. The world-famous Trimingham’s store is on this road. Trimingham’s merchandise from around the world, including men’s and women’s fashions, cosmetics

Flamilton, the capital of

1842 and showcases

fine

in learn-

the island’s naval

in

various

military

engagements

since

should

Bermuda Maritime

visit the

the

1800s

Museum. For more information on planning your Bermuda vacation, go to www.bermuda.com or www.bermudatourism.com.


,

Feature

the hips,

in

It’s all

it’s all

Conestoga College livens up campus By DESIREE FINHERT

She says belly dancing can be

women who

frustrating for

is

The ancient art of belly dancing coming to Conestoga College’s

continuing education program. Jennifer Smith,

Instructor better tal

known

dancer,

before,

be teaching the

eight-week course starting Feb.

ture

but

with

and breathing. They

be instructed on

drum

veil

will also

techniques,

how

solo rhythms,

that

practice.

good pos-

Participants will learn

43,

as Jannah, the orien-

will

danced

never

everything comes

have

to

walk

with linger cymbals and a brief

5.

Smith said the course is a good anyone who is thinking “let's just see what it’s

history of the feminine dance.

like.”

fluke.

starting point for

Smith said becoming an instruc-

was kind of a She was looking for a new belly dancing instructor and tor at the college

inquired at the college. After talk-

a hobby

“It’s

for

me and

ing with Conestoga College’s con-

I

tinuing

making

don’t anticipate

education

administrator

Gillian Oldfeild she

an income.”

“It’s

good

life

with her pelvis,” said Al Kinani.

with

helps

the

process. This ritual

child is still

with a

dancing.

“We’re just doing fun. This

is

it

for

our time away

from everybody. This

is

to

go with different “Then you

Smith

own

style

because “Pretty much, anywhere that the

covers the mid-drift unlike the

“Women would gather around someone giving birth and they would mimic the movements that she’s making with her hips and suggest movements for her to do

common Hollywood image of seductive women in beaded bras

is

it

for fun.

our time away from every-

body. This

Smith

time for ourselves.”

is

said

for

a

belly dancing

Belly dancing, oriental dance or Middle Eastern dance is practised in Egypt, Greece, Turkey, Lebanon, Seria, Iraq, Arabia, Morocco and Tunisia. The roots of oriental dance can be found in Indian, Polynesian and African

nally a birthing ritual.

This

doing

little

going on

was looking

a

competitive highland dancer as a just

the hips

"It

she started belly dancing five years ago because she

“I’m not going to make them a

“We’re

in

birthing

you take something from each.” Even Smith has an instructor, Hiba A1 Kinani, who teaches oriental dance in Guelph. Smith says she is more of the future of belly dancing and A1 Kinani is more of the foundation. A1 Kinani says this is a dance for women, by women and was origi-

child,

— Page 9

time for ourselves.”

develop your

who was

2004

instructors,” said Smith.

dance instructor

superstar,” said Smith,

12,

today.”

the position.

Jennifer Smith belly

was offered

SPOKE, January

challenging

exercise that did not involve going

gym. “It’s a hobby for me and I don’t anticipate making an income.” The name Jannah was given to Smith by a Lebanese instructor in to the

Toronto.

“He must have thought I was the meow, because Jannah in Arabic means Heaven and para-

people speak Arabic you will find belly dancing,” said Al Kinani.

There are many different kinds of most common being the classic style performed at all occasions including weddings and festivals. belly dancing, the

The

and

classical belly-dancing dress

belts said

Al Kinani,

who

sells

costumes, accessories, videos and music at her studio. “Cabaret dance is the full oriental show on a big stage,” she said. “Folk art style is more at home with your family and friends,

cat’s

dise,” said Smith,

in

who

studied ori-

Arabesque studio Guelph and Freddy s Dance

ental

dance

Academy

at the

in

Toronto.

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

Instructor Jennifer Smith, 43, also

strates the veil techniques

College’s

new

she

will

known as Jannah, demonbe teaching during Conestoga

continuing education belly dancing course.

YOU KNOW?

DID

dancing for the pure joy of it.” Beaded dresses and coin-tipped scarves are delivered to Al Kinani

from Egypt and Turkey. “Coin-tipped scarves are usually chiffon and have coins crocheted into them,” she said.

“That way the dancers can see

and hear what they're doing. helpful

very

esthetically

who

is

for

students

It’s

and

Belly dancing

involves using the entire body, not just the

pleasing to anyone

belly.

performing.”

• Dancers usually “Pretty

much anywhere

that the people

Arabic you

speak

perform solo with gyrating hips and

dancing.”

Hiba Al Kinani, Oriental dance instructor

Many

Students enrolled in the course should wear light, comfortable and* flexible clothing and are welcome scarf or veil to although Smith said she has more than a dozen to lend out. There are many different kinds of

to bring a long class,

dance including sword, cane, candelabra and tea tray dancing, all of which involve balancing oriental

objects on top of the dancer's head. Students will learn a choreo-

veils.

Egyptian

dance

using

dancers

incorporate finger

cymbals

graphed

rolls.

will find belly

to

add sound

to their performance.

• A good belly dancer can be judged by

how

well she uses her shoulders, not her belly.

www. streets wing.com/histmainlz3belly.htm


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Former plumber wins World By CARLA In

some

KOWALYK world

parts of the

Pop

called Superstar,

it’s

Idol, or just

plain Idol.

But on Dec. 25, 2003, the world

knew show

this

as

Idol

the ladies in the audience, with his

lions of viewers

smooth voice and boy-band good

called

“You have

show held

Australian judge told him on the

1

countries

results

New

vying for the crown.

who

show

Year’s

that was broadcast Day. “If this were

they wanted to win the competition.

Middle Earth Idol you’d walk it.” American Idol’s Kelly Clarkson,

World

w'ho has had massive success with

Fans called

reality

Idol

TV

and voted for

in

took this shocker

show

hit

to the next level.

her

singing

career

in

America, came in second place. A lot of Idol fans thought that if Clay Aiken, who was the runner-up

other for the coveted

test,

title

of the

World Idol, promising them instant fame and recognition. Altogether, Idols competed, representing places like South Africa, Belgium, Poland and the Pan Arabic region. But it was Kurt Nilsen, a former plumber from Norway, who took home the first 1

in this year’s

American

year-old said. “I

like

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really sing, but

Ryan because

Malcom out of the

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was cheering

for ”

he’s our Canadian.

finished in sixth place contestants.

1 1

Kuhn, 20, said he wasn’t interested in watching the show despite it’s success because it seemed like a boring idea. “1 didn't watch American Idol, didn’t watch Canadian Idol,” the second-year marketing student said. “So why would I watch World

service firefighting student, agreed.

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“I just didn’t

Jeffery

would have been entered, he would have won the competition hands down. Peter Evrard from Belgium slid

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today; this will prove a

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What might take the cake as 2004’s most surprising and quickest celebrity wedding already hap-

January 19

first weekend in the with Britney Spears. new year The 22-year-old pop princess was escorted down the aisle of a

pened on the

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affairs

of single people

will be favoured. If they

charm,

they'll

want

is to

Joyce Singer,

succeed perfectly.

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deputy marriage commissioner (Internet photo)

imagination.

you!

Spears married childhood friend

Jason

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Allen

Alexander,

22,

of

Kentwood, La., the same hometown where the pop star grew up. The wedding began as a joke between Spears and Alexander who were daring each other to get married. They proceeded to the Little White Wedding Chapel on the Las Vegas strip after visiting the Palms club, Casino Hotel’s Ghostbar. The wedding chapel has become famous for many celebrity weddings such as Bruce Willis and Demi Moore. Chapel staff told Spears and Alexander they couldn’t gel married without a licence, so they pro-

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objectivity,

who

under the influence.”

feel

efficient.

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a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles gy and likes

with astroloto

read tarot

cards just for kicks.

ceeded to the Las Vegas downtown courthouse to get one. Once returning, Spears walked down the aisle without family or friends

in atten-

Jason Alexander, 22,

is

was not drunk when applying

for

the marriage licence.

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in

his high school

children and each other’s desires as to state

We

are

not

allowed by law to give a licence to

of residency.”

wedding Music Video Awards with Madonna and Christina Aguilera in August when she kissed Madonna. Spears opened the awards show coming out of a wedding cake singing Spears performed at

Annulment

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papers were signed and filed on

The

A Virgin.” New York

anyone who ence,’’

is

under the

influ-

Singer said.

The following morning, Spears thought twice about the wedding

joke and contacted her lawyers to file

annulment.

for

Jan. 5.

Spears’ music label, Jive

Records, released a statement saying

“On

Jan. 3, Britney Spears and

described

going, small-town boy ly

ting married."

heart.

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Spears

lacked

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standing of her actions to the extent that she

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marriage because Plaintiff and

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Clark County Deputy Marriage Commissioner Joyce Singer told The Chicago Sun that the pop star

Defendant

not know each and dislikes, each other’s desires to have or not have other’s

did

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Spears’

Alexander, as a brawny, church-

a friend took a joke too far by get-

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the

in a

MTV

dress

who

recent-

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Alexander played football and baseball in high school and later on at Southwest Community College.

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“Beau” of a

title

his class in high school,

that along with “Beauty,”

handed out

is

to the best-looking stu-

dents.

Alexander parents.

lives at

home

with his


News

SPOKE, January

Another painful loss Team Canada By KATE BATTLER

made

Two unanswered

goals and a bounce cost Canada the gold. Up 3-1 going into the third, Canada looked on the verge of winning their first gold medal in seven years, but the U.S. had other fluke

other mistakes in the third, the

Americans

Dawes had two

go

to

goals and

an assist and Anthony Stewart had a goal and two assists for Canada.

Canada had

to accept silver for

the third year in a row.

The road leading Team Canada

ideas.

and Ryan Kesler scored just over two minutes apart to tie up the game early on in

pretty easy

the third.

ice too.

O’Sullivan

Patrick

Disaster

when

struck

goalie

Marc-Andre Fleury tried to clear puck from the crease. It bounced of defenceman Braydon Coburn straight back into the net. This fluke goal was all the U.S. needed to win gold and send Canada packing. Fleury just didn't seem to be the same goalie that backstopped the team a year ago. He was shaky off the start and just couldn’t get his game under control. Canada also the

the gold-medal

out to

In

up

LEACHMAN

an epic ending to an epic

It’s

saga.

Although it’s month since it audiences are

been

almost

the

hit

a

theatres,

game looked

to

like a

one on paper and turned be a pretty easy one on the

two exhibition games leading of (he tournament,

to the start

Canada was dominant in defeating the other teams. They beat Sweden 3-2 on Dec. 21 and trounced Austria 6-1 on Dec. 23. Going into the tournament Canada was considered one of four countries, including the U.S., the

Czech Republic and defending champions Russia, that would be contending for this year’s gold

In their first

game of round-robin

up to see Lord of And they won’t lining

still

fight against

earth,

the Rings trilogy.

their

be disappointed. The Return of the

King the

up

lives

The

film

to all

its

expectations.

based on the Lord of

is

Rings novel written by J.R.R. it has been captivating

Tolkien and

viewers with

its

extraordinary visu-

the

stop 14 shots to earn the shutout.

der of the game. This win also put

round robin format the top three teams from each group advance to the quarter-finals with

the

In

the

top

from each group

seed

receiving a bye for the

Group

A

when Gollum (Andy

Serkis)

first

Gollum who

defending

champions

vinces Frodo that

into the

Gollum con-

Sam

is

after the

Frodo abandons Sam and Frodo and falls right into Gollum's

The movie does an

Slovakia, Sweden and Austria. Group B included Canada, host Finland, the Czech Republic,

Switzerland and the Ukraine.

Team Canada continued their domination with near-perfect goaltending, hard-hitting forecheckers,

and a smothering defence. Playing a 1-2-2 system that was basically a trap, allowed Canada to apply pressure to the opponent’s defence while

ence an opportunity to see how the ring’s power can easily corrupt the mind.

tures

After that the movie picks up

The Two Towers left no prelude or summa-

exactly where

There

off.

is

ry of events that occurred in the first

two movies.

neutral zone.

appreciate tears

the

Tolkien’s tale ly

put

into

come to

life, I

suggest watching the

installments

before

seeing

The

But like the other two films, The Return of the King somewhat strays from the original plot of

which was crafted by Sauron, Mordor. The ring possesses great power and people are drawn to it. The ring brings out hatred and anger in those who

ring,

the ruler of

it.

The only way

the ring is to

bum

it

to destroy

in the fire of

Mount Doom in Mordor. In The Two Towers, the ship of the ring

is

fellow-

shattered:

Sam

One main that

difference in the film

Saruman’s

player

on Jan.

lously

score

ever

low-levelled

who Canada stomped

Arwen

for

a

Elrond Elendil

forging to

in the quarter-finals to

defeated Finland 2-1

killing Jan.

Czech The U.S.

the

3.

in the

semi-final match-up to

Sword

of

the

in

of the King

Gondor. In

reclaiming his throne

Tolkien’s version, the sword has

Also, in the book Elrond does lithelp Aragom defeat Sauron’s army. The film, however, shows

carries

at

already been forged and Aragorn it with him. Despite the differences between

book and

the film. is

The Return

an unforgettable

masterpiece. It has been constructed in such a way that it casts a spell over the audience. Those who brave the long lines at the theatre will be well rewarded.

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is

simply brushed off as having lost all his power. In the novel, however, he still possesses a great deal of

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At the end of the book Saruman has a final confrontation

strength.

with Frodo and his companions, is left out in the film.

but this

Another difference relationship between

lies

in

Arwen

the

(Liv

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(Hugo Weaving).

In the novel he

doesn’t let go of his daughter as easily as he does in the movie. In the book, Elrond despises the fact Arwen would choose Aragom (a

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to

game. Finland went on to beat the Czechs 2-1 to win the bronze. the gold-medal

Aragorn

the

for good, in order to reunite with

Today,

other

move on

office hit

assist

idering

move

Finland also defeated the Russians 4-3 to move on to a match-up against the U.S. Canada continued its all-star

on.

10-0.

Aragorn. tle to

4-2

showing by team 7-1 on

Lubnin agreed that his team is not on the same level as teams in the A pool and the tournament should

final-

2.

The Czechs defeated Slovakia

Ukrainians,

Even Ukrainian coach Sergei

has to turn her back on Elrond

elf kin.

to

Canadian junior team at 16 years four months 24 days. Eric Lindros was the previous youngest to score in 1990 at 16 years 10 months. Canada’s third game of the tournament came against the ridicu-

(a corrupt wizard)

on their own to the kingdom of Mordor; Merry (Dominic Monaghan) and Pippin (Billy Boyd) fight to defeat Mordor’s army at Isengard, while Aragom (Viggo Mortensen), Gimli (John Rhys-Davies) and Legolas are travelling

onds left in the game Crosby became the youngest

Czech Republic 5-2 on Dec. 28. This also gave Coach Mario Durocher time to scout the two possible semi-final opponents when the Czechs played Slovakia

Tolkien’s novel.

(Sean Astin) and Frodo (Elijah

Wood)

an extra day of rest by beating the

The highlight of the game came when 16-year-old phenom Sidney Crosby scored. With only 14 sec-

films today concentrate on having

exceptional writing.

movie, a group of

group.

Many

ogy shines because of Tolkien’s

adventurers set out to destroy a

desire

the solid storyline.

two

Return of the King. In the first

liant is

strong-

first

ly

first-round

a

bye, a trip to the semi-finals and

at

a box

is

Canada secured

the top of their

and rotted teeth add to their wicked character. But what makes this film so bril-

making

sweat and

blood,

Jackson

man) over her

the

eight games.

ter

remarkable effects, but put no effort into having a decent script. The entire Lord of the Rings tril-

In order to really

covering the

still

Canadians

for the remain-

excellent job

of bringing Tolkien’s characters to life. Gollum's seedy figure, siniseyes and creeping movements are exceptional and the Uruk-hai’s (soldiers of Mordor) twisted fea-

discovers the ring, giving the audi-

Russia,

was not challenged

suc-

Frodo against

turning

Sam. Once they journey

trap.

to

in

heart of Mordor,

December. Return of the King with a flashback

round.

first

consisted of the U.S.,

first

from 10 teams back to eight. Ukraine and Austria where oulscored a combined 67-2 in their revert

Frodo and Sam continue

deceitful

ceeds

ring.

The

in

a 7-2 vic-

quest to destroy the ring. However, they are being guided by

al effects and excellent performances since it opened in mid-

Director Peter Jackson opens

Mordor continues

the land of Gondor. While they battle for the future of Middle-

in

on Dec. 28. After giving up the goal Canada asserted itself and

tory

The Canadians manhandled

(Orlando Bloom) struggle to defend Helm's Deep from more of Mordor’s soldiers. In the Return of the King, the

undersized Swiss team

Canadians shut out host Finland 3-0 on Dec. 26. Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury only had to

medal.

the final installment of the

Canada

for

play, the

Return of the King By LESLEY

— Page 13

2004

loses the gold to the United States

which allowed on the attack. Nigel

12,


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— SPOKE, January

Page 14

12,

Sports

2004

School and hockey nice mix By

World Junior tournament needs changes

BRYAN MARTIN

Thomas Harrison student

at

is no ordinary Conestoga College. He

year of the police program, but that is

in his first

is

foundation

not what makes him

James Doyle

special.

Harrison plays in the Ontario

Hockey League and

is

member

a

Opinion

Rangers Kitchener Memorial Cup champions. of

the

The annual Christmas tradition the World Junior Championships is over. And this of

guy who is six feet four inches on skates and weighs around 215 pounds. He wears number six and plays defence.

He

a big

is

This

is

taste.

Team Canada, who breezed into medal game, lost to Team

his third year playing for

and

Rangers

the

year’s addition has left a bitter

absolutely loves

he

and

it

the gold

he

said

USA

treated

is

"It’s

The Americans were

We

a

native of first started

Harrison,

19,

in

the

is

He

playing hockey.

A

out of his reach.

a

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

Thomas

Harrison, a

member

Kitchener Rangers and a first-year police foundations student at

of the

Conestoga, shoots on goalie Carlo DiRienzo during practice at the Kitchener Aud on Dec.

9.

should play defence.

me

that a boy of do some damage on defence, so that’s what I

"The coach

my

told

size could really

decided to play.” His most memorable moment as a kid came in Mississauga when his team won the OHL Bantam

his

own team while

don't do

year

last

in

it right off his defenceman and back into his own net. This deflated Canada, who were unable to get back into the game. The Canadians seemed content to sit back and let the USA take the

and hopes he gets the Stanley

it

again, but

if

I

do

it’s

Cup

to see

them win

before he dies.

His favourite hockey player

Mario Lemieux who he

not

“Those are the two things in life me, so that’s what I’d like to do.” Harrison plans to live in Canada when he’s older and could see

play to them.

himself raising a family hometown of Thunder Bay.

past five years.

that really appeal to

are

Harrison’s favourite hockey team

playing hock-

Cup.

came

the

events than the time he scored on

when the Kitchener Rangers took home the Memorial

his entire life

Quebec

in

end of the world.” The Toronto Maple Leafs

“It was so exciting to actually win something that big. I was a little overwhelmed that we actually won,” he said. He’d rather remember those

ey in Thunder Bay. "Sure it’s embarrassing at the time, but playing defence, those sorts of things happen. I hope I

Cup. and the biggest highlight

Team Canada

shot

defenceman

now, he played forward when he was a kid and remembers his one coach telling him he’s big and

to

Patrick

goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury attempted to clear the pass, but

played Triple

Northwestern Hockey

Although

trying

sniper

O'Sullivan, and the pass was just

Association for most of his child-

hood.

OHL

spring

base,” he said.

Thunder Bay where he

a 3-1 lead

period and surren-

third

dered an ugly game-winning goal.

being part of this have a great fan

great

organization.

Canada blew

4-3.

the

in

very well.

is

really

in

his

Canada and definitely want to live here when I’m older. I also love Thunder Bay and think it would be a fantastic place to live

become a

for the rest of

police officer.

love

my

extends Canada’s gold

not

all

is

life.”

seven years. But

to

lost,

as

Canada

the problems

loss

the

is

only nation to have medaled

But Canada’s

admires for his talent and heart towards the game. When he’s done with the Rangers he’d like to either keep pursuing hockey or

“I

now

This

medal drought

in the

was not

all

noticed with this

I

Why are teams such as Ukraine and Austria in this tournament? The answer to this question is

year’s tournament.

that these countries qualified to

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taking the long route to the bench

Seymore, who all started in the Pro Bowl. Gray has been the Bills’ defensive

just to avoid a confrontation with

co-ordinator for the past three sea-

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Methodist University.

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is

and respect, which is exactwhat the Bills’ locker room needs. The recent release of head coach Gregg Williams is evidence enough that these conditions

If

the reason the Bills finished 6-10.

won opening day 31-0 over

It

able for their actions.

defence complemented

confident

in

coaching

else

the Bill's

defence finished the season second

Parcells they finished 10-6 with a

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