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LRC

is looking for student input Workshops being

Holy cow! Canadian government to spend $92 million on mad cow prevention.

held so staff can

HEALTH

hear the good, the

bad and the

NEWS Monday, Janurary

Hockey night

ugly.

Kitchener?

Condors’ hockey coach David Cressman has NHL experience.

SPORTS

2

2004

19,

in

17

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

23

— No. 3

Free food always

draws a crowd 100 students attend rez barbecue Bv RYAN CONNELL

CSI’s Blowout Bash that was taking place

evening

later that

Residents started waiting in line an hour

in the

Sanctuary.

Resident adviser Debbie

Brock, 21, a

was

before free hamburgers were handed out at

third-year special studies student,

Conestoga residence’s first new year’s barbecue on Jan. 8. The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre held

charge of organizing and promoting the

the

barbecue event.

“The word free

semester.

Approximately 100 dents showed up for the

a big

always

is

attraction

...

If

you’re

giving out free toilet

paper, people would stufree

was

Brock

the event in the residence’s first-floor lounge to welcome back students for the second

in

come and

get

it.”

impressed with the turnout, barbecue’s saying that she thinks

everybody had a good time.

“The word

free

is

always a big attraction, whether it’s for food, an event, or anything. If you’re

food, many returning for secDebbie Brock, onds and thirds. However, a resident adviser few had the stomach to come giving out free toilet back for ninths. paper, people would come and get it,” The occasion was previously advertised Brock said. as a surprise cow or pig roast event that Residence management bought 12 boxes would be funded by Conestoga Students of 24 hamburger patties and 12 cases of pop Inc. (CSI). However, CSI backed out a couple of for the event. Two residence-owned barbecues and a days before the event due to a heavy snowrented industrial-sized barbecue were used fall that would have made it difficult to

bring the industrial-sized pig roaster to residence. CSI vice-president of student activ-

Ethan Miller helped out at the barbecue despite the event not being CSI-funded. Miller encouraged students to come to ities

(Photo

Resident adviser Steve

Gill

had a

good time

flipping

barbecue

at the

by Ryan

Connell)

at residence.

cook the meat.

to

A

residence pig or cow roast is being planned for the end of the year with CSI to compensate for the missing new year roast. See Page 7 for additional photos

High school purchase awaits appraiser report By JASON MIDDLETON Conestoga College reach

new

is

hoping

to

The college

of

108

the

University Ave. E. high school and compare that to the value of the

campus at 435 King St. N. The appraiser should have the report ready by the end of

present Waterloo

heights in Waterloo. is

value

the

assess

interested in pur-

chasing University Heights sec-

ondary school and moving the Waterloo campus to that location.

January. Tibbits

hoping an appraisal of

The high school is closing at the end of August and Conestoga

the

College president John Tibbits said Conestoga has

Conestoga’s Waterloo campus is worth only $4 to $5 million less

is

two

properties

will

the Waterloo Region District School Board

than University Heights.

know

no way

let

they are

interested in the

property.

The school is presently being

show

“The problem we have with present one (campus)

“It’s

to

expand

it,”

is

the

we have

said Tibbits.

cheaper to buy a second-

hand building than it is to build something from scratch,” he added.

and

University Heights has 11,000 square metres of floor space available, which would cost $17 million

it

to build

used for

Tibbits

train '

ing apprentices if Conestoga were to move in would still be used for appren-

tices. “It’s

been used for apprentice-

we’d like to expand our apprenticeship

ship training and what

do

is

training,”

said

Tibbits.

“We’d

probably transfer some apprenticeship

training

from

Doon

to

Waterloo which would give us

more room

Doon.” Tibbits said Conestoga is waiting for a commercial appraiser to at

new.

The high school’s property is 12 acres compared to six acres at the King Street location. Conestoga acquired the If Heights property it be the second largest Conestoga campus with the Doon campus in the lead with 140 acres. “We’d really like to do it. We

University

would

thinking

it’s

a

good thing

and the students,” Tibbits

for us

said.

(Photo by Jason Middleton)

Waterloo could house the Waterloo campus report on the value of the campus appraiser's an for waiting is college College. The he hiah school before making an offer to purchase the property. Jniversity Heights secondary school

in

of in

Conestoga Waterloo and


Page 2

— SPOKE, January

19,

News

2004

more students

Disability services helping By

DARR E N SMI TH

culty

may

surface

when

the course

how

accommoda-

to learn, provide

and teach them the

load increases in the college envi-

tion for tests

During the 2002-2003 school were registered with Conestoga College’s disabili-

ronment said Mainland.

ty services.

abilities in students

This number represented 12.6 per cent of the student population,

difficulties

equipment offered through their lab. “We hope by the time students make it through their program,” said Mainland, “they are independent enough to function in the work-

showing an increase of 91 per cent from the 1999/2000 school year.

Student Services, indications of a

Accommodation

student

year, 651 students

through

help offered

or

disability

services

has

Counsellors in Student Services are trained to pinpoint learning dis-

If,

who

are having

with their college work.

assessment

the

after

referred to disability serv-

can acquire equipment that will help them with their studies and in

is

ices for assistance. Disability serv-

immediate support and

ices offers

students are put on a waiting

is

partly

students

which in turn results them graduating. “I think

due

getting in

to

high

ety

more of

ing disabilities Mainland said.

The

those with a confirmed and non-condisability.

The

differ-

one has been assessed and by a physiologist and found to have a learning disability. She said many students have been told they have a learning disability but have never had a formal assessment. Other students go through school not having any help or knowledge there may be a problem. These students are bright, being able to cope and compensate for any learning ence

is

tested

disability they

may

have.

People with learning disabilities not slow learners, but rather

The

diffi-

who have gone

through a formal assessment, having their IQ people

and found to be within the average of 90 to 11 0.

tested,

Once

is

it

discovered

how

cult areas of study are,

made

the

so

good study

LRC needs

a disability.

“These students are as bright as anybody else,” said Mainland. “We

know

don’t

about

them

until

Students with disabilities have to

meet

academic requirements

the

all

before being admitted to a pro-

gram. They compete with everybody else and only graduate if they meet all the objectives. Conestoga has students with sig-

who might be young kids

to faculty to

services

them

develop

skills.

With students' disability

program

single parents with

disability

help

a

nificant disabilities

This testing finds the students’ strengths

is

recommen-

help the student said Mainland.

can

there

if

college without a person with

diffi-

person learns and what their dations can be

She doubts

they’ve been admitted.

about slow learners.” are

said.

largest groups they deal with is

firmed learning

learn-

“People assume you’re talking at

identifying students with learning

Mainland

a misconception in soci-

is

when people hear about

obtaining employment.

for

in the

support,

we’re getting better

disabilities,"

list

a proper learning assessment.

There

services also tries to

Disability

access funding for students so they

The co-ordinator for disability services, Marion Mainland, said school

place.”

the

learning disability are found,

increased by 227 per cent.

the increase

with

deficits

known,

sendees can show them

Some have

to

minimum income.

look after on a

to put triple the

amount

homework com-

of time into their

pared to other students.

“A

of the times they don’t

lot

complain,” said Mainland, “because they’ve always had to do way.”

this

it

(Photo by Darren Smith) Students registered with disability services have access to the adaptive technology computer lab in 2A1 13. Second-year general

business student Janice South-Valencia receives help from Leslie Cates, a graduate of the computer program.

student input and ideas Some don’t Improvement plan continues By

DARREN SMITH

Universities’

Application Centre

kiosk with eight stations and two Students are enjoying the recent addition and improvements to the Learning Resource Centre and will

new computer terminals

The

ing library materials.

would like further input and ideas from at least 60 students at two upcoming workshops planned for the weeks of Jan. 19 and 26.

To

LRC

The

Catherine

Wilkins, said student participation is

is

needed from those who use and

don’t use the

facilities.

class

Improvements have been made to LRC webpage making hard-to-

know what and why they may not

more

find information

A

accessible.

web-based catalogue

be

providing

installed

soon

will

students

from home so they can

The

line

has

much vanished by

the

.

week. Conestoga students have

Friday of the

Some

first

tem, a media centre for presenta-

their

and a digital media centre is being developed for faculty to use when working with students. Students are signing out

books

at least

of

26.

at the

print,

audio and visual mediums

available to students.

The

LRC

latest

improvements

in

allow students to bring

the in

They can plug them one of the 42 Internet connec-

their laptops.

into

tions installed in

And

there’s

December. a new Ontario

LRC

many

with the main

focus being research Wilkins said.

Most students the

term

thinking

But,

Wilkins has plans to expand the

some

pretty

hour?

lesson:

have to reschedule.”

numbers

check

start it is

she

at

the beginning of

with the Internet,

when

semester was easier

this

than getting them her

students

semes-

first

ter.

“Before but

now

of the

I

would wait

in line,

know that by the end first week you can just go I

right through.”

Vicky Marion, business

19, a first-year

management

student,

agrees. “I walked by and saw the and just thought I’d wait.”

The bookstore has

the best source.

said

Trish Gibson. 34, a third-year

tional help

and the

line

hired addi-

staff is

work-

become more involved and focused

ing extra hours during the back-

within their programs they

to-school rush.

directed by

director Catherine Wilkins displays

Second

needed,” said Wilkins, “then we’ll

weeks Jan. 19 and

LRC

line for half an

books

don’t get the

the

newer books. The LRC wants student feedback from those who use and don’t use the facilities.

So, what’s the point of waiting in

"The system is starting to become seamless,” said Wilkins. There’s also a new library sys-

we

60 students at two upcoming workshops planned for

of the

is

of reviewing course outlines.

are getting the services they want.

from

plans for the future.

first

week

robotics student, says buying her

The LRC would like further input and ideas

has many

first

into the online database.

like to

tions

still

as the

use the centre, to ensure students “If

but

anyway

started to catch on.

would

students like

(Photo by Darren Smith)

usually don’t

borrowing rights. From there students will be able to go

Staff

The Learning Resource Centre has grown

You

First lesson:

need your textbook for the full

access

don’t use the facilities.

at

College are starting to catch on.

the

director,

lineups at the bookstore

cious, but students at Conestoga

needed from those who use and

date there are only five stu-

dents signed up.

BRAMBURGER

the beginning of school are atro-

Participation

LRC

The

By CHRISTINA

for search-

be happy to hear there’s more to

come.

cry lineup blues

faculty

are

towards sub-

They

are also working on elim-

scription databases.

inating the lineups.

Students are becoming more aware of the services offered as they progress in their programs

dents

Wilkins believes the critical

place

come

and

trying

to

for

work

LRC

students

is

a to

and she is suggestions for further improvements. get

“I

found that

seem

this semester, stu-

to be handling every-

thing pretty well.

co-operative,”

They says

are very

Sharon

Williams, a Conestoga College bookstore employee. “It’s probably because they’re used to the bookstore operates.”

how


News

CSI

ironing

is

out

‘weak’

its

election policy By CHRISTINA

BRAMBURGER

what they’ve had.

The organization Conestoga Students Inc. has started to revamp its election policy.

The organization has had bumps and bruises

a few

election

tion

in.

“The only way we’ll ever be able

in the

past.

to perfect this thing

It’s

not something they are partic-

proud

ularly

them

and

of,

policy

time for

is

it

go away, says CSI

to

going into

it

last

just frankly didn’t

make

have the time

long over-

due.

At

Another new thing about

to

icy that

is

new

this point, the

policy

is

just a draft.

students

mistake.”

Electing next year’s executive to take over is probably the most

is

going to be mailed a postcard that says where the polling station is and the times they will be open. There will also be a forum for students to learn

done right. Hie nomination period 2004 election begins Feb.

CSI has

make

“I

tine

In past policies, too

was spent on a

lot

much

time

not really need a lot of lime and

per cent

had

really ineffective

to

make

because

the original

the final decision.

Falconer says he doesn't the policy that

CSI

munity.

know

finally

if

we

get 80 or

a really

is

I

good

be

at a

90 per

two,” says Falconer.

know

at best,

school

but

it

spirit is lacklustre

can improve.

with the right people

it

I

think

should

improve.” Hopefully,

CARLA SANDHAM

During the same period

CSI can

get the elec-

I

think

it’s

it’ll

been

be a

lot better

than what

nizes diplomas from 18 programs

former graduate said she

is

Conestoga. “Students were always reminded

They

also charged 25 people

The

Highway

RIDE

Traffic

programs

Act are

deployed during a holiday weekend when traffic volume is the

gram.

Under the impression the college had an agreement with Athabasca

the college

is

let-

touted as being the

best in Ontario,” she said.

University, Beaudoin, 27, recently

Having also received a human

applied for a bachelor of manage-

resources certificate through the col-

ment. Athabasca currently recog-

lege,

Beaudoin said she has always

citizens

privilege

in

Ontario, not a right,” said Larkin.

ing for the public.

death prevented

is

One

injury or

degree

in less

time than students

program was

“I

she said.

Frank Mensink, dean of the School of Business

at

Conestoga, said the

program Beaudoin had taken did not have an articulation agreement with Athabasca University. “This program was not submitted to

the

university

to provide those skills

deemed necessary by

the

our three-year business administra-

programs, and our two-year

general business and health office

for

have been arrested.”

down from 48,551

the

previous

year.

“These drinkers

making

checks help to keep from driving, therefore

the streets safer for others,”

assessment

since the primary purpose for the

An agreement would

Beaudoin’s application has now been put on hold. “I am in no man's land until I have decided whether I still want to do it starting from scratch,” she

said.

Mensink

said the office systems

administration

administration programs.”

But Beaudoin was told she didn’t even have enough for 45 credits.

script,"

who

The number of vehicles stopped at RIDE programs across the region during 2003 was 41,091,

said Heinzel.

a success.”

tion

ter from the university stating her program "did not have enough academic content.” “You can imagine how insulted and hurt I was at the statement as

stu-

by our

a

allows college grads to complete a

diploma that will not be recognized by a university,” said Lesley Beaudoin, a 1997 graduate of the office systems administration pro-

and other

is

employer community,” said Mensink. “Our agreement with Athabasca covers

was embarrassed and thought they must not have my whole tran-

I

priority

driving

been a supporter of Conestoga. To be eligible for a transfer, grads must have at least 45 credits or 15 courses. This is equivalent to 1.5 years of university study and

education, Beaudoin received a

money and time

are responsible

university’s decision

dents invested in Conestoga for a

truly disappointed with the

who

“The cost of drinking and driving on our community exceeds millions of dollars per year and the community demands and expects our service to ensure a safe motor-

limit.

without a diploma.

am

at the station

drivers with being over the legal

alumni magazine about business students doing this. However, after a review of her

“I

we

motorists

Alberta university.

in the

sufficient funding,

and

lege could be a stepping stone and

used toward a degree,” she said, adding she had read several stories

we had

“If

could run them every night,” said Heinzel. “On average six to 10 officers are on scene for a RIDE program. There are other officers back

community

Conestoga after being denied admittance into a postdiploma degree program at an

with the col-

year.

and administered 160 roadside They issued 47, 12-hour licence suspensions and charged 14

that their education

at

to 100.

Waterloo regional police public affairs co-ordinator Olaf Heinzel said because of budget and person-

tests.

starting to regret her choice of edu-

cation

and impaired driving

RIDE programs

cles

be perfect, but

in the past."

“Traffic

2003. Larkin said their goal for 2004 is to increase the number of

for doing additional breath tests for

violations. it’ll

2002,

the Festive

continues to be identified as a top

Falconer. “I don’t think

in

RIDE program and 98 more were held during in

police stopped almost 14,000 vehi-

with separate

at

A

the

legal limit.

Conestoga grad upset by By

for

.

tions policy right this time, says

ham-

mers out will be perfect, but says he hopes it will be a better one than

statistics

2003 During that time, police stopped more than 10,000 vehicles on area streets and administered 135 roadside tests. They issued 20, 1 2-hour licence suspensions and charged

for at least the next year or

hit

decision was on the appeal panel that

ers with liquor offences.

“I don’t think we’ll ever

“I

For example, the old appeal sys-

who made

target to

their

RIDE

program, which they conducted over the final weeks of Festive

eight drivers with being over the

paper, says Falconer.

the person

think 10

Justin Falconer,

time where

than 70 officers participat-

They also laid 73 separate charges for Highway Traffic Act violations and charged six oth-

the past.”

cent voter turnout, but

More

nel limitations, the program is not held every weekend throughout the

released

it’ll

I

ter

The emphasis

sumption from drivers, which includes any unusual behavior. Because impaired driving is the leading cause of death in Canada, Waterloo regional police Staff Sgt. Bryan Larkin believes the RIDE programs are beneficial to the com-

be perbut think it’ll be betthan what’s been in

don’t think

it

of things that did

highest in the region.

ed

they

and it's not just something that goes in and out of their ears, but something they truly do understand."

NOE

placed on the holiday weekends between May and October. Officers stop passing cars, and check the sobriety of drivers in the hopes of reducing the number of impaired motorists on the road. They watch for physical signs of impairment and high alcohol con-

1

when

By JASON

is

CSIpresident

sure

curbs drunk driving Waterloo regional police have

cy when they sign up. they understand

RIDE program

Police

turnout in previous elections.

every candidate will read the poli“I’d like to

at

which will be in late February to early March. There has been a less than one per cent voter

fect, for

(Photo by Jason Noe)

,

Waterloo regional police held their Festive RIDE program over the final weeks of December 2003. During that time, police stopped more than 10,000 vehicles on area streets, with 135 roadside tests being administered.

the

word out

to get the

Falconer says he likes to think

tem was

more about

election time,

important time of year for any student association, so it has to be

it

this pol-

intended to benefit the that every student is

is

candidates.

“We have to get the policy done soon," says Falconer. “But without haste so we don’t make a major

read

after every

it

The new policy is going to try to good distinction of who does what and when.

the changes.”

Changing the policy

to get the

is

has the right intent

give a

we

In the past, CSI has had problems with advertising during elections and the appeals process.

feel

election.”

was a weak policy year’s election,

we

and then slowly tweak

presi-

dent Justin Falconer.

"We knew

planning on

is

taking out issues that are not major and leaving only pertinent informa-

program

has

requirements to be admitted into

changed over the years to meet employer needs. It has been replaced by the one-

specific post-diploma degree pro-

year office administration

grams at Athabasca. He added he assumes the letter Beaudoin received was a standard

al,

college

program had

ensure the all

of the

to students applying with diplomas that have not been formally reviewed. A representative at Athabasca

reply

University

comment.

was unavailable

for

-

gener-

the two-year office administra-

- executive and information technology support services programs. He also said he will follow up with Athabasca University to determine what credits can be granted for graduates of Beaudoin’s pro-

tion

gram.


Page 4

— SPOKE, January

the was only

Commentary

2004

TVO and LCBO

Spare It

19,

Eve^THitte host go//

months ago when Dalton McGuinty Won He promised change, new spending and Ontario, despite a rumoured $5-billion deficit.

three

the Ontario election. better times for

In fact, the deficit tion

McGuinty

According

is

$5.6 billion and 109 days after his elec-

faced with a number of tough decisions.

is

Toronto Star

to a

article

published Jan. 12, the

Liberal government cannot deliver on

due

its

and the slow economy

to the deficit

However, the government

is

$5.9-billion promises in Ontario.

sticking with one

campaign

promise, not to raise taxes. Subsequently, the Liberals must cut at least

$2 billion from programs and services

McGuinty says

services and programs.

The choices

will

survey completed by Ontario's 63,000

The government different

in Ontario.

the government will root out expendable

be influenced by a

civil service

communities

that will

workers.

from eight

will also seek public consultation

be selected to debate the cuts to

government spending. In addition, the government website and a telephone hotline available for

will

make

The

a

comment from

Think before you speak

the general public.

The Liberals are also considering selling off some government assets. Even the Liquor Control Board of Canada and TVOntario are potentially not safe from the Liberal knife. A Jan. 9 Globe and Mail article says McGuinty "is looking

Lately

I

have a

to turn

The

LCBO

LCBO

and TVO.

generated income for the province. In 2001 the board transferred

$905 million

LCBO

to the province, breaking another fiscal

nose where

mandate by

everything w'hether

board has co-operated with Mothers Against Drinking and Driving to produce a commercial against drunk driving and

almost everyday.

If the

board

is

sold to private interests the

government would

social

potential privatization of the board puts

agenda

certain people feel that they

there w'ere

to children

itself

and adults

alike.

According

to the

TVO web-

It

was created

in

1971 and since then has

than 850 national and international awards. Like the

won more LCBO,

the television station provides Ontarians with a social service that cannot fits.

TVO

be replaced by a

sell

off with only short-term bene-

helps to shape the Canadian identity.

These organizations are too important to the private sector.

of Ontario.

By

tell

These

they did

The

LCBO

and

TVO

both serve the people

new owners

will

no

longer be on the public's interests, but on corporate profits.

human being that what was wrong. They act as if

As so,

was

I

in

Smart

the parking lot of the Pet

plaza by Sportsworld attempting to fix

As

I

my

was concentrating on what by the way,

I

observant ways

man

get out

out later

it

I

I

temper-

in freezing cold

pull into the parking

I

thought

With

thought

I

my

saw

and walk away.

was a couple and

minutes after they

It

a

turns

from the car

the

I

it

to

my

gone.

They had

life

and they

the couple

much

in,

with other

had

no matter

how

I

would

came back

felt

affected the

go one day

they are better than everyone

to

dog they were

quite aware of

to leave

it

just like to

All

1

can say

is

how

else.

remember grade

taught: If

am

better than the

without people always thinking

school and what

is

think-

couple.

neglecting their children. I

it

to get their opinion

bombarded with comments about

it

but

This group of people thought

like they

police to arrive.

When

it,

a mistake. People open their

they were so

vehicles w'hile they waited for

the truck with their

pay for

will

made

in their

couple. Everyone in the group

for the

called police and in

most horrible mistake

ing.

minutes the couple was

feo

believe that this couple

mouths too quickly without

sister’s

of about four or five peo-

20 or

they raise

the

was

watched the events unfold.

I

way

would ever happen.

go back and

to

chil-

with the

is

group of people acted.

this

so perfect with the

in

had seen a

hung around the truck

ple

a dog. left

1

problem

their children nothing like that

“I figured

continued

I

forth

noticed a truck lot.

two children alone

a

They yelled at this couple as if they would never have made this mistake themselves. As if they are

the truck outside or if

blocked the truck

sister’s car.

was doing,

way

talk-

asking us

w'ould be a man.”

A group week

in

anyone. Apparently

responded with,

way. last

As we were

my

dren, but

get out of the truck. She

work,

A few

Letters are

told her

therefore, they are perfect in every

atures

to Ontario's public to sell

selling them, the focus of the

I

man

another

For example,

the station reaches approximately 98 per cent of

Ontarians.

in.

work

sister’s

the back seat screaming.

on whatever situation

themselves into that situation, to providing educational program-

her.

where

another person might be

my

into

two women came

if we owned we had seen

they would never have gotten

at risk.

TVO has committed ming

citi-

current

its

went

I

speak to

to

ing

certain people feel like they can

be saying goodbye to yearly revenue and a loyal corporate

The

their busi-

was

where you should get

involved for the safety of the truck

talking about circumstances

are experts

over the next four years.

it’s

also definitely think this

situation

am

1

program. They are planning on donating another $20 million

I

encounter

I

The

children, but

they were thinking.

I

on

left their

taken their dog. I’m not sure what

doesn’t belong.

to get their opinion in

ness or not. That

they have donated $21 million to Ontario's blue box recycling

couple had

think

am not just people who feel they

screening for underage drinkers and drinking and driving. The

site,

who

to, frankly, stick it

be thinking,

talking about

have

also practises a socially responsible

tended in your vehicle for 20 min-

Contrary to what most of you

may

record for the seventh straight year.

The

they have a right their

a very lucrative enterprise and has consistently

is

problem

utes in freezing temperatures.

at

any asset sale into a long-term source of funds"

including the sale of the

zen.

real

with people. Particularly people

ways

version of a garage sale.

liberal

we were

always

you don’t have anything

nice to say, don’t say anything

horrible

your children unat-

at

all.

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SPOKE, January

19,

2004

— Page 5

Students hope for frosh By BRYAN MARTIN

the college doesn’t already have a

frosh

Frosh week

week and

is no ordinary week minds of students. It is a week for freshmen students to get involved in the school right from the beginning and meet new peo-

a great idea.

ple.

ladies,”

in

“1

the

Most

think

bring

agement studies

Usually they consist of students being split

student,

different

into

week

usually

the

with students.

teams and then the teams travel around the camQuigley chanting pus and cheering. The teams are led by older students at the school and the whole involves

a

lot

student, said he

Harry Birk, a

thinks

and

it

he

said

would be an easy place lot of good-looking said Nguyen. it

a

ladies,”

casting student, said a frosh

Greg Zehr,

a third-year broad-

would

party," he said.

Galhardo, first-year

a

jour-

experience better. drunk.

It

can

still

it

lot

drinking

party and that’s

would

what

Zehr

brings

the college

people together.

get

relaxed before a long year of hit-

It

“You don’t have

Quigley, a first-year mar-

big

week and

thinks

make

a

and doesn’t see any major problems coming from it. “It would be a

nalism student, said she wishes Conestoga had a frosh

week

benefit

students

Jennifer

2004

surprised

find

would be a great time. We would all get drunk and it would be one big “It

Galhardo

is

“1 feci

to

dents a better feel for the school.

Students Inc. (CSI) is thinking about having one in September

keting student, said he

to get involved in school.

would be a great success would give all the new stu-

of

.

there

was a frosh week because it would be a good opportunity for students

it

Conestoga College doesn't have frosh week, but Conestoga

Mark

wishes

man-

first-year

drinking.

a

Andre

Nguyen, a second-year management studies

said

Quigley.

over,”

all

said Galhardo.

would

and some colwhich are very popular

universities

leges have a frosh week,

many from

out

meet so people

get to

would be

and

lot it

it

the

like

idea a

thinks

to

just

be fun and you’d

would also get

the

students

ting the books.”

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Children's Aid Society of Hamilton

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of

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and Resort

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Niagara-on-the-Lake Vintage Inns

Canada Customs & Revenue Agency Discount Car & Truck Rentals

The Taylor

Deloitte

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Kenora-Patricia Child & Primerica Financial Services

Family Services

Statten

Camps

Northern Tier-Boy Scouts of America

Toyota Canada

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Nova Group Visual Plant/Activplant

Laidlaw Education Services

Ontario Ministry of the Environment

Prior

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WorkopolisCampus.com

RBC

Outland Reforestation York Regional Police Pizza Pizza Limited

Insurance

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Cold Springs Farms

Resorts Muskoka

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— SPOKE, January

Get

19,

News

2004

shape

in

Conestoga

at

Recreation centre offers a variety of fitness classes By JENNIFER Has your

New

HOWDEN

and 600 calories per yoga depending on your gender,

Year’s resolution

lose weight and get in shape

to

A

Well, Conestoga College’s recre-

many

size,

and present

type,

condition.

window?

already gone out the

body

weight,

class,

calorie

Human

is

a unit of energy.

beings need energy to sur-

offered

is

Mondays from 4:30

to

and Thursdays from

5:20 p.m.

in addition to the physical aspects

of the sport.

positions

and exercises, but

there are differences.

in

from food. The number of calories in a food is a measure of how much

Pilates focuses on developing deep breathing techniques which

Yoga is offered Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from

potential energy that food possess-

aid in reducing stress, creating a

es.

calm inner tive

is

offering

es this semester to help get

class-

you

shape.

clarity, greater self-

Every person needs a certain amount of calories. The amount of calories you need depends on your gender, size, weight, body type. To lose weight you should try consuming fewer calories then you normally would and combine the

understanding, stress control and

healthier eating with regular exer-

general well-being.

cise.

12:10 to 12:50 p.m. and Tuesdays

from 5:15

Yoga

is

to 6:05 p.m.

an exercise that focuses

on physical postures, breathing exercises and meditation. Benefits of yoga include improved physical fitness,

mental

food and diet website, you can burn between 350

According

to

self,

and releasing posi-

chemicals in the brain and

body

that contribute to a sense of

well-being.

You can burn about 200

to

400

calories per Pilates class. Jujitsu

offered Tuesdays and

is

Thursdays from 8:30 to 10 p.m. Jujitsu develops overall physical

conditioning with great flexibility

Other classes offered

a

at the recre-

ation centre include Pilates,

which

and history

Most Pilates programs are similar to yoga in their stretching and ton-

vive and they acquire this energy

ation centre

ditioning, philosophy,

12: 10 to 12:50 p.m.

ing

and muscle from studio

tone.

The

styles vary

to studio, but all stu-

Besides workout classes a workroom equipped with exercise

dios teach self-control, mental con-

you can

In a typical jujitsu class

bum

out

machines and weight-lifting machines can be found at the recreation centre.

An

about 700 calories.

Kickboxing is offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30 to 6:20 p.m. Kickboxing is a workout that combines aerobics, cardiovascular and body toning while learning self-defense

tactics.

It

also

improves strength, muscle tone and endurance and reduces body fat and stress levels. You can bum about 400 calories in one kickboxing class. workouts are also Aerobic offered throughout the week.

During a typical aerobics class approximately 450 calories can be burned.

hour on the exercise bike can

burn about 450 calories, an elliptical machine can burn approximate-

400

and using the treadyou bum about 280 calories while walking and 700 ly

calories

mill can help

calories while running.

you can’t make

If

there

like,

it

much

ation centre as

to the recre-

you would

as

other every day

are

bum

you

activities that help

calo-

ries.

Cooking a meal or driving a car 110 calories, moderate

burns

housekeeping burns 160 calories and even just standing bums 100 calories.

Seasonal jobs leave students dry By AIMEE WILSON

are typically busy year-round. With

approaching in a few months companies such as Home Depot and Canadian Tire will be spring

spending all your hardearned money on Christmas you return to school wondering how After

looking to hire.

on Easy Mac for the next four months. Now that the busy holiday season

you’ll survive

According to Free, the cities of Kitchener and Waterloo have many well paying part-time positions and summer employment opportunities. Such jobs range from general

has passed for another year a lot of stores have laid off their seasonal staff

which has

left a lot

recreational

hard because I'm

“It’s

still

The

in

and

I

have

bills

application

process

in order for the application to

valid.

would encourage people

“I

to

thoroughly read through the appli-

from her seasonal position

cation guidelines for any of the

who was

positions for the City of Kitchener

Best Buy.

at

online

recently

studies student, laid off

met be

management

administration

ness

and

parks

to

employment.

has specific guidelines that must be

and no money coming in,” said Sarah Dewhirst, 21, a second-year busi-

school

positions

clerk

of students

without employment.

The remainder of the school year may seem like eons for those who

or City of Waterloo on the web-

are strapped for cash.

should act

desperately searching for part-time

employment don’t

let

overpower you. “Try to be as open

the frustra-

tion

ties as possible,” said

all

the factors involved is

important. And keeping options open and being optimistic will help with the job search and may lead to a future long-term position.

who are their own

luck with are at

many

college students tend to have

not having any searches, there

resources out there aimed

helping students find employ-

after

obtaining the access code

from career services.

The

on writing

by the Ministry of Education,

more methods used employment and the more the

to

find

persist-

of

getting

and other useful information for snagging that perfect part-time job. Another website to try is the Human Resources Development

hired.

Canada

people to thoroughly read

gives tips

site

section

The

listing

at

www.hrdc-

site

has a specific

job opportunities

According to Free, the Wednesday and Saturday editions of The Record are the best times to pick up the paper for various available part-time employment posi-

located in the student client servic-

tions.

for access. Career services

Although the newspaper is a good resource. Free says not to stop your search there. Workopoliscampus.com, a job

one-on-one assistance, workshops, and offer many

your

2001 edition of

resumes, networking, salary info

drhc.gc.ca.

area or on campus, the ability to

tion

to the

the Job Market, a publica-

you

of job opportunities.

free access to job listings in

According

You and

ent

site

Newspapers always have

for students, provides

be picked

to

over.

Free also advises students to act

from

now

since the deadlines for sum-

mer

apply online and e-mail alerts of job postings in your area of interest. You can access the website

listings

site

after returning to school

first

these jobs

employment

are

quickly

approaching.

ment.

search

empty pockets and wallets

Sara Free, a

possible part-time position

For those

lot of

Christmas holidays.

lege.

Weighing

A

to opportuni-

career services officer at the col-

in a

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

students

But,

Free.

now because

tend to be the

you are one of those students

If

said

site,”

and assistance with job searching.

The career

services department,

on campus, also places job postings on the website

“I

your chances noticed and getting

are, the better

available

is

also

for

other helpful tips for

would encourage

through the application guidelines for any of the positions for the City of

Kitchener or City of

“We’re

totally here to help stu-

dents,” said Free, adding, “That’s

what we do.”

be attending to provide

and summer employment posi-

coda.com//.asp.

From

there, job

tions.

listings are just a click

away under

“It’s a great opportunity to approach (employers),” said Free. “It can be a fabulous opportunity to

the

tab.

165 King

additional

hours. dent’s

schedule,”

she

says.

skills and training in your field of study. But it is important to remember

that a part-time position is proba-

Employers should be aware of a

bly

student’s workload.

keep

Dewhirst,

who

has had part-time

for students to balance their school

work and

their job.

“If

you are

looking for a part-time job

make

sure you know your schedule so you don’t get behind.” Free said the best type of employment to be looking into this time of year is big-chain companies that

at

Finding a job that relates to your is always an added bonus that will provide

something with flexible “Find an employer that understands and respects a stu-

to look for

Students can

St. E.

educational program

Sara Free,

There will also be a job fair at RIM Park from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 4. Employers from various companies around Waterloo

employment

also drop by the office located

Before jumping into the first parttime position offered it is important

Waterloo on the website.” career services officer

Another website that is worth is www.lutherwood-

researching

employment throughout her academic studies, said it’s important

employment

seekers.

will

network.”

es building their

Region

information on part-time, full-time

“Students must

temporary. in

mind

that (a part-time job)

isn’t for the rest

of their

life,” said

Free.

WHERE TO FIND IT Career services

Room 220

in

is

located

in

the student

client services building.Their office

hours are Monday

to

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30


News

SPOKE, January

19,

2004

— Page 7

Throw a burger on the barbie Students flock

to

barbecue

to

get themselves a free meal

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

CSI vice-president of student activities Ethan Miller and resident adviser Bally Saini cook burgers on the dents at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, Jan. 8.

(Photos by Ryan Connell)

Above, Ryan Hockley, a second-year early childhood education student, heads the lineup for hamburgers at the residence barbecue. Resident adviser Debbie Brock, a third-year special studies student,

was one

of the

volunteers

who helped

serve at the event.

waste a minute grilling the hamburgers to ensure students didn’t go hungry. More than 250 hamburgers were purchased to feed the estimated 100 students who attended the barbeRight, Miller didn’t

cue.

grill

for

hungry

stu-

-


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— SPOKE, January

19,

News

2004

exercise opportunities

Trail offers By MICHELLE

TAYLOR

some

challenging

exercise.

hills.

depressing and extremely cold.

With access points at the Homer Watson House and Gallery and the Doon Heritage Crossroads

you walk the trail during the early morning or early evening hours you will see plenty of

A good way to keep those blues from creeping in is to simply go

Pioneer Village, this section of

wildlife including deer.

trail

for a walk.

easy as you wish.

The

months

winter

can

be

can be as challenging or as

However, before heading out sure you bundle up. With a wind chill of -25 C or below,

make

“The whole area

frostbite can set in in less than 10

minutes.

is

a

wintering habitat for bald Walter

Kitchener- Waterloo’s

Bean Grand River Trail offers numerous trails of different lengths and difficulty. With 19

eagles.” William

Steeth,

short drive to the J.A. Pollock Family Trailway is recommended. The J.A. Pollock trail starts at the intersection of Shirley Drive and Street and runs to Victoria Bingemans. This mostly flat trail runs three kilometres from one

gravel-covered the

ofKitchener

accessible from anywhere in

way with

trail

is

It

a

most of

for

the last leg of

it

dirt

covered.

K-W.

Currently, the J.A. Pollock trail-

way

For Conestoga College students living in residence or in the

area,

For those of you living along the Kitchener-Waterloo border, a

access point to another.

landscape architectfor the city

access points, these trails are easily

If

the

through

trail

Watson Park

is

a great

Doon

Homer

way

to get

You can choose trail

el

to

walk a

dirt

with steep inclines or a gravwith only a few

trail

A

According

to

William Sleeth, a

landscape architect for the City of Kitchener, a sewage tion

is

being built

Shirley

and

pumping

corner of

Victoria

streets.

Pollock trailway.

Sewer

lines are going to run

under the Grand

River to connect to a sanitary pumping station.

pumping

station

is

being

is

expected to

area where this

is

needed.

summer. in the

The

station will serve the needs of

Sanitary sewers will run under the

Breslau as well.

Construction is expected to be completed by the summer. Sleeth

connect station with Breslau in order to

said

construction

the

close the

The Victoria Street Sewage Pumping Station, which it will

ties.

New

trail

are constantly

built

will

be called, needs to be

where

it is

in

order to

pump

up hill. There are several subdivisions

sanitary waste

trail

for

will

more than

be noticeable,” said Sleeth. “We are working with the Walter Bean Trail Board to landscape the area.” The building will be visually appealing and the trail will look better than before, he said.

officially

on the J.A. Pollock be completed by this

built

Construction

trailway.

Grand River the pumping

“The building

Construction workers work along the Grand River on the J.A.

sanitary

sta-

at the

facilities.

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

experiencing some con-

is

struction.

not

a day

from Doon Valley Golf Course to trailways across the river by the Waterloo Pioneers Memorial Tower. “The problem is the area would have to be closed in the winter,” trail

There are many other parts of

who

said Sleeth,

member

also a

is

Walter Bean Trails Association. “The whole area is a of

at a time.

the

Bean Grand River Trail advantage of throughout the year. This 78-kilometre trail

wintering habitat for bald eagles.”

offers endless exercise opportuni-

ists to

the Walter

to take

ideas to improve the

being pro-

posed. Currently, Sleeth

In order to protect the habitat,

he

working with environmental-

is

figure out the best area to

continue the

“We

trail.

don’t want to disturb the

he said. “But we also provide a continuous link for the Walter Bean Grand River eagles,”

is

working on

an environmental assessment for a pedestrian bridge to connect the

want

to

Trail.”

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mother."

You can’t stop crying. You feel angry. You feel numb. These feelings are all normal reactions to loss in our lives - a reaction we call grief. Grief does not only have to be a result of losing a loved one to death. We grieve any kind of loss: the breakup of a relationship, the loss of good health or even the loss of a dream to reach a certain goal. Although these feelings are natural, it sometimes helps to talk them over with a counsellor as part of the healing process. Writing your thoughts in a journal, reading books about grief, and talking to friends can also help. Most of all, give yourself permission to grieve. Feelings left bottled up will only come out later, delaying the healing process. If you have a friend who is grieving, don’t worry about saying the wrong thing to them. Just be there, be a good listener or remind them how much you care with a card, a hug or some time together.

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SPOKE, January

19,

2004

— Page 9

Market research a necessity not just an annoyance during the dinner hour

It’s

By HALLEY MCPOLIN

down

You’re just sitting ner

when

other end

the

phone

service.

for din-

rings.

On

the

the polite but familiar

is

sound of a stranger who wants something from you. They aren't selling anything; in fact, all they’re

a few minutes of

looking for

is

your time

what do you do?

If

find

...

you’re like most people, you’ll

some excuse

to get off the

phone.

The

most

common

according to those

reasons,

include, “I’m just stepping out the I

is

means of

deter-

how

It is

statistics are

formulated

and the only solid link between you and the products you buy. It’s also how a company decides whether or not to put a new product on the shelves. With the cooperation of the general public,

many companies base sions they make on the

the

deci-

results of

market research.

foul language followed

by a dial tone. But why do these people continue to interrupt your favourite television shows and just what is it they want? It’s called market research, and believe it or not, it wasn’t invented solely to annoy the gener-

Market research is a necessary and invaluable tool to any industry invested in public sales and

co-owner of

Grein,

Consulting

local

PMG

company

market

someone working

“There are two main classifications of

market

research: quantitative and qualitative.” Grein,

co-owner ofPMG Consulting

ering information for companies

over Canada and even the

or product.

tion in order to support the sale of products and services.” He says

yes or no answers, input from the

College as part of the marketing

also required. This pro-

companies

motes more in-depth research into

program. He says there are two ways of gathering information that

the product.”

apply to any research purposes:

engage

such

in

in order make to informed decisions about a prod-

research

uct or service.

“There are two main classifications of market research: quantitative and qualitative,” says Grein. research

public

is

It’s

from a mass group of people. For example, if you want to know how many people prefer Ford Mustangs to another vehicle, a survey would help gather that information

The

statis-

from such surveys

can then be used to determine

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to appeal to the majority audience. is done in form of focus groups. This is where a group of people are ran-

the

tions

spend answering countless queson the phone seem more valu-

domly

able?

and

“Qualitative research

done

is

the form of focus

in

groups.”

focus

view advertisements,

you’re using someone else’s infor-

One common group

is

to

to a library

use

for

a

slogans or product packaging. The

from

feedback

All of these factors are then put

improve on the product at hand, depending on what worked and what didn’t.

together in an invaluable report for a

company

to

It’s also a means of determining where certain trends are headed and why.

PMG,

short

for

Progressive

of

research facilities in the area, gath-

supervision

mation."

volunteers

the

Marketing Group, was founded in 1994 and remains one of the key

the

“Primary research would require to go out and talk to people first hand, gathering and organizing information yourself. the

you

Secondary research involves going and collecting information from journals, books, directories and publications ... essentially

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selected to gather together

(under

company

in

order to serve you bet-

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wondered why on earth they

date

Bottles

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mary and secondary.

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statistics

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involves

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for the

are asked to discuss a certain topic

research an “exchange of informa-

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research

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However, sometimes the

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News — SPOKE, Keep your pet safe from the cold January 19, 2004

By

REBECCA LEARN

The cold air could be more dangerous lo some members of your family than you think. There are many threats to our pets in this weather that we should be aware of so they can be prevented.

you have a dog

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I

,

1-

:

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a dan-

is

Snow dog! make

Pepsi, a nine-week-old springer spaniel struggles to

his

way up a

hill while taking a morning stroll on Jan. 12. Pet owners are reminded to bring outdoor pets inside during extremely cold weather.

warm

Stay

HOWDEN

By JENNIFER

warm

taken a while but the

ly here,

and

looks like they’re

it

here to stay.

One of

major concerns

the

cold weather

the possibility of

is

According

frostbite.

in

to

blanket.

Do

not use direct

heat such as a

fire

or heating pad.

Do

not thaw the area

if

is at risk

it

the

of re-freezing, which

may

cause

is

severe tissue damage.

Do

frozen body tissue and must be

frostbitten skin or rub

snow on

handled carefully to prevent per-

Re-warming will be accompanied by a burning sensation. Skin may blister and swell and may turn red,

Medlineplus website, frostbite

manent

damage

tissue

numb and

loss.

of frostbite

Characteristics

waxy

white and

or

skin

are feels

that

blue, or purple.

How has As

When

not rub

skin

is

it.

pink

and no longer numb, the area

hard.-

come

“I

land of the 13-

month

the cold?

Think again. It almost seems

he

In a survey of

some

often in cold weather or buy a spe-

keeps the water from Outdoor pets need plenty

freezing.

of fresh water in these bitter tem-

will

cold

good investment because it will keep your dog or cat from eating snow, which increases the chances

Bosca,

car in the

agent for the Cambridge

Humane

It

amount of time a

salt

car.

the release.

also reminds people that the used to melt ice on roadways

and sidewalks can make your pet sick. If your dog or cat is out and the ice gets on their paws, and they lick

Bosca dog the

the chemicals in

you have an outdoor

shelter “should have a flat

it

off,

Bosca said

this special

water dish

cost “about $30," but

it’s

Conestoga

said.

he

stu-

thawed.

prevent

Wrap re-warmed

areas to

keep

and

re-freezing,

thawed areas as still as possible. To prevent getting frostbite here are a few tips to help you dress for the winter weather.

Let’s start at the top. Up to 40 per cent of

body heat

A

loss can occur through the head.

windproof, thick wool or fleece hat is

perfect

warm.

staying

for

Headbands and baseball caps may look good, but they won’t keep

you warm.

they can

become

from

ill

of hypothermia.

Another big pet doesn’t

risk

know

son, so keep

is

the

sweet

all

it's'

a deadly poi-

and

the lids tight

keep the chemicals away from

pets,

according to the humane society. If you have a cat, honk your horn before you start your

may

Cats

it.

It’s always a good idea to clean your pet’s paws after they have been outside.

crawl

car.

Why?

your car’s

into

warm

engine for shelter from the and they can be seriously injured when you start your car.

cold

Chins,

lips

and cheeks are

all

very susceptible to cold weather injuries.

Wear

a scarf to protect

them.

One

you can do while braving the outside is to wear layered clothing. The idea is that several layers of clothing are more practical and versatile for active outdoor wear

The outer layer should be the wind-breaking layer to reduce the chances of cold air reaching the

than a single layer of insulation. Layering allows you to add more insulation when the temperature or your activity level drops, or

er layering

remove

of the most important things

when

layers of clothing

the

insulating layer.

The

effectiveness of cold weath-

can be enhanced or undermined by the type of material used in each layer. Cotton absorbs and holds moisture from sweat, rain or snow, contributing to

temperature or your activity level

heat loss. This

rises.

choice for cold weather layering.

The

inner

clothing

of

layer

move any moisture away

should

they love the cold so much,

why

would rather be inside then

makes cotton

a bad

On your feet you should be wearing insulted boots that will

from the skin. The middle layer should be the

protect

insulating layer to prevent loss of your body heat while keeping the cold outside air away.

being outside put the boots near a

snow

your feet and keep the When you go home after

out.

heater so the next time you use

them they

will be

warm and

dry.

CE

they

third-year

a

Gohl

nician co-op stu-

dent,

says

"1

loves

the

he cold

and he

I

wore shorts

all

"I don’t like the heat,

cold, so

ward

great," she said.

tubing

at

this year.

warm

McDermott lots

of

it

I

like the

drops to -30

it’s

Swartz

much

Libbrecht says

he’s

up,” he

from

the

United

also likes to spend

time

outside.

States.

all.

frigid temperatures.

my

drinking

more coffee

warm, but

that’s

about

car a

little

I’ve

been keep

to

it.”

so

he’s not real-

Libbrecht

and

as pos-

to

ond-year woodworking student, says he doesn’t mind the cold at “I’ve been starting

to

as

sible.”

Alischer, a sec-

earlier then usual

try

hibernate

me

ly

RECYCLE

hates

“I

I

Scott

whose

trails.

absolutely

over half an

to

she loves the cold, the colder the

go mountain

Libbrecht. a second-

said.

McDermott,

when

the cold.

hour just

Both Gohl and Vollering love

he’s looking for-

going Glen

Mark

move

took

it

year

better.

to

to

morning and

said.

time outside.

says

likes

got here this

boyfriend attends Conestoga, says

also

But,

RE-1ISE

at all.

biking on the snowmobile

student,

by the time

ski as well.

Lisa

him

He even

could

barely

“I usually don’t

last year,”

affect

year electronics technician co-op

car.

as

and tries to spend a lot of

Eden

has gone out in his

even wear a winter jacket

Alischer says the cold doesn’t

However, Ryan Swartz, a second-year computer programmer analyst student, says he was dreading the ride home because the heat

Vollering.

out.

electronics tech-

He

usually snowboarding.

the

feels

same way

explained

while others pointed out

a

smell and taste of antifreeze. Your

length of time.” if

but they

Another threat related to the cold Ice can cut the pads of your pet’s paws and this can increase the danger of frostbite, according to

cruelty

said

summer,

is ice.

animal

Josh Gohl says

students

Vollering,

winter,”

Classmate

more people

like

like the cold then not.

Vollering

water

don’t think about the dangers of a

is

from Canada,

Ryan

you

that

pet’s

the mercury drops, Conestoga students try to stay positive

Think everyone but you hates

why

stales

the cold affected you?

By KATE BATT LER

dents,

also

change your

during this harsh winter weather

while outside can be a hard task.

may have

leaving your pet in your vehicle.

should

according to a news release from the Toronto Humane Society.

have a flap door, be waterproof and

With the temperature dropping to —20 C and below, staying warm

It

PetPlace

Bosca also said a major concern

in a hot

roof, be lifted off of the ground,

Frostbite requires immediate emergency medical attention but if you can’t get to a hospital right away here is what you can do. Immerse frozen areas in warm water or apply a warm compress for 30 minutes. If warm water is not available, wrap gently in a

cold winter temperatures are final-

ice.”

ger of frostbite and hypothermia,

the breed of dog. “Short-haired dogs shouldn’t be outside for any

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

cold.

peratures.

it

dog can spend outside depends on

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then

of the'dangers of leaving their pets

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“You don’t want to go shopping and leave your dog in a cold car.” She said most people are aware

if

spends a

I

not allow them to navigate on the

the bottom.”

heat lo rise into the point which

is

Even

Also, a

better than blankets

in

said a pointed roof causes the

bale of straw

11

A website called PetPlace.com reminds people to be careful with their pets around bodies of water. “Keep your pets on a leash and do

have a bale of straw

She

Page

used

to

Canada’s

a

b

"The only good thing about the

snow

is

that

drive car,

so

I

have a rear-wheel I

can do

fishtails

PITCH-IN

CANADA

and doughnuts.”

www.pitch-in.ca


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— SPOKE, January

19,

News

2004

Temperatures plummet to a

Livin’ ,

scheduling time

in

off his

and

(Photo by Christina Bramburger)

*

Jeremy Wilson, 21 cleans

chilly

on the edge

car before going out for the evening.

the morning to clear off and

warm up

It’s

that time of year for students to start

their cars.

(Photo by Jen Howden)

Second-year broadcasting student Jeremy Brick to stay

warm

outside during the

bitter,

tries

cold weather.

(Photo by Carrie Hoto) (Photo by Aimee Wilson)

Two snowboarders

take the

alive with adventurers

who

lift

to the top of

Chicopee

took advantage of the

new

on Jan. snow.

ski club fallen

8.

The

hills

were

Traffic

no

was

bad, the roads were a

mess and

parking lots were

Snow-covered lines resulted in disorganization the week back to school due to the snowstormbetter.

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19,

2004

— Page 13

c-c-cold outside

unbearable -25

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(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

The campus was Jan. 8 due to

it

crawling with cars which

being the

first

made

it

difficult to

week back from Christmas

leave around 3:30 p.m.

holidays.

Vk'V'O ;2a<S‘£

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(Photo by Kate Vandeven)

Second-year business student Christa Campbell gets her car ready go to school. Although, temperatures dropped as low as -25 C, students

still

braved the cold during their

first

week

of classes.

to (Photo by Aimee Wilson)

Skiers

hit

the slopes at Chicopee ski club

Kitchener, Jan.

in

8.

(Photo by Aimee Wilson)

(Photo by Michelle Taylor)

snow on the morning of Jan. 12. Snow removal Many Southern Ontarians awoke parking began during the early morning hours. This plow was working on the deep snow in the to piles of

lot

of Fairview

Park Mall.


— SPOKE, January

Page 14

Feature

2004

19,

Celebrate Martin Luther King day By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

to begin to challenge systemic dis-

crimination

in the

The road

Today is a day to reflect upon the achievements of one of the greatest

U.S.”

change was a long

to

controversy south of the border.

one for King.

He

representatives of the Civil Rights

when he was shot in Tennessee. The first Martin Luther King Day was celebrated in 1986, despite

Alabama

led a boycott in

Americans were divided

to

King’s

Movement: Martin Luther King Jr. The third Monday in January is designated as an American national holiday to commemorate his birth-

eliminate the segregation of black

eral

people on public transportation

racial minority, the costs

day.

the

King came on the scene at a time when the movement had to move out of the courtrooms and into the

mocratic.

more than

lasted for

and culminated in Court declaring

King pursued

non-violent

his

“We

“We

will

Dale.

hatred.

“Instead, he offered non-violence

He

have become a second full-scale American Civil War.”

even

to

when

lence

as

a

groups

other

civil

Have

courage and inspiration from his message and

before

actions to begin to chal-

said,

Dream

a

more

Washington “I

address,

his

250,000

than

I

made in

from

this

my

and frustrations of the moment I still have a dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its ties

nation

in

the U.S.”

Micheal Dale, history professor,

creed:

Conestoga College

these truths to be

men

self-evident; that all

Although Canadians do not offiMartin Luther King Day, his accomplishments had a great impact on this country. The Civil Rights Movement had spill over effects in Canada, said

extensive;

it

are creat-

in his

time gained courage and inspira-

from his message and actions

for

King was Civil

the

human

face of the

Rights Movement, he said.

“The day commemorates not only King the man, but the ideals he stood for. Those ideals are certainly

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Dale said he was not really

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say to you today,

friends, that in spite of the difficul-

lenge systemic discrimi-

Plus, excluding George Washington, King was the only American to have a holiday named after him on his birthday. However,

King.

in 1963.

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not

will

rights

Malcolm X, used viomeans to facilitate

King was immortalized by

time gained

in his

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this path,

change.

“Canadian minority

King

Martin Luther King Jr.

never deterred from

activists, like

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SPOKE, January

— Page 15

2004

19,

Free your mind with meditation By LESLEY

LEACHMAN

“Make where

been the centre of spiritual But for Ron

It’s

way

a

is

to

tate

Then

a high stress life.

him

A

he had high

that

to relax.

was

the idea

Davidson thought

Davidson adds that if you find your mind is wandering, repeat a word over and over in your head to

cross-legged, surrounded by can-

humming,” he

dles and

my

friend explained

her relax, so

tried

I

common trying too

is

relaxed.”

silly.

couldn’t picture myself sitting

“I

time you medi-

so there are no distractions.”

hard. He says just to let your mind go blank and your body go limp. “A good way to start is to close your eyes and concentrate on the rhythm of your breathing,” he says. “The longer time between breathes shows that the body is being

his

friend suggested he try medita-

tion, but at first

suggest turning off first

mistake for beginners

blood pressure and had to find a

way

someno disruptions,”

Also, Davidson says a

Davidson, of Arden, Ont., was living what he doctor told

“I

the lights the

improve his health. Four years ago

calls

has

Taber says.

rituals for centuries.

Davidson, meditation

sure you meditate

that

says.

how

“But

helped

it

help focus your thoughts.

But his favourite way to meditate to light a candle and focus on the flame, while kneeling.

it.”

is

“The mind

is

when

neglected

working out

to

“This helps

often it

...

comes If

exercise your body,

you

other focal

why

Some

points

She begins by lying

differently.

taking deep breaths. She

gradually begins to first

impression

of meditation was a misconception. "You don’t have to sit cross-

hours on end. for legged Meditation can be done in any position, in any place and for as long as you want,” says Davidson.

few minutes (of meditation) a day can alleviate the body.” As well as lowering blood pressure, meditation has been know to calm anxiety, create more energy in “Just a

(Photo by Lesley Leachman)

Focal points such as flowers are often used

in

meditation to focus the mind. Other things

But not everyone meditates to help ease specific health problems. Jean Taber, of Burlington, has been meditating for more than

“And meditation is a wonderway to get away from the every-

says.

as well?”

ful

She explains that meditation can be done in a variety of ways, but like anything, it has to be practised to be done correctly. Taber says that many beginners

day world and empty the mind.” But, she adds that many people don’t get in touch with their spiri-

pregnancy and even provide relief for people who suffer from night-

stress.

when

mares.

faster

some discomforts of

wears down the body than anything else,” Taber

“Stress

on Mars may be a

Life

tual side.

“The mind is often neglected to working out,” it comes says Taber. “If you exercise your body, why not exercise your mind

The first accounts of what we would today call extraterrestrial

TV

That place is colder than frozen hell and drier and dustier than you

encounters go thousands of years

flying over their house.

Mars, the red planet that was named after a Roman god of war, is so

inhospitable

bitterly

human being could is

that

Or

icy emptiness.

A number that

why

Spirit, a

life.

That

is

why

making

and many get excited

headlines

over every

new

picture the rover

sends to Earth.

So far. Spirit keeps sending only gloomy images of a miserable landscape where there is nothing but stones and dust devils. But many people keep their fingers crossed,

hoping the mission will

bring a big surprise.

That

may be because

astonishing

number of

of the

UFO

sight-

and because of the fact that most of the alien lore is inseparably ings

tied to

Mars.

clearly

adds

complete

that

comes gradually and

shouldn’t be rushed.

“Meditation can be frustrating but don’t give up,

it

will

come

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1989,

when

the survey started, only

of sleep paralysis and associated

hypnagogic and hypnopompic hallucinations, which are hallucina-

upon awakening. “People don’t have to be in bed to experience that,” he said. “You can

141 people reported seeing a UFO. Another survey suggests that 78

be driving a car and doze off for a

per cent of Canadians believe in the

that

existence of extraterrestrial

life

and

9.6 per cent believe they have seen a

Last

few seconds.” However, he acknowledged

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theory does not explain the hundreds of reports on alien abduc-

this

tions.

UFO. April,

Kitchener

man

an

unidentified

contacted American

“I

have absolutely no explanation he said.

for that,”

0pm 0pm

lives in different

parts of the universe,” said

“But (because

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visit us.”

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time,” she says.

unlikely they will ever be able to

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and

as a large triangular

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each corner. Barker says same object had been seen

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when

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of

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June by NASA, is now scanning the mysterious planet, searching for traces of water from billions of years ago. And that

launched

it

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probably are different

forms of

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— SPOKE, January

19,

2004

“The power

to

make

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one’s hands but our

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for lesbians,

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transgendered people to take our place in

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Health Tobacco By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

The

Are you a smoker? National

so,

If

Non-Smoking

sequences of your actions. For

who suffer may be

students

starters,

smoker’s

from

cough

alarmed to hear the condition does not

exist,

Michele Breault,

said

development co-ordinator for the

Lung

Region

Waterloo

who

smokers

a time to consider the con-

is

Wednesday

idea of Weedless

an appealing concept to some are discouraged

by

week

the prospect of an entire

“Smoker’s cough

a myth.

is

rates stay the

website.

Every smoker can participate

Non-Smoking Week,

National

Breault. “Just try

how

see

for

it

in

said

one day and

“The bottom

line

is,

with

or

changes

in

January, said Breault.

Since Waterloo Region

in

is

its

fourth year of having smoke-free

places,

public

the

Lung week on

local

Association will focus this

educating parents and children of

The hope

the dangers of smoking.

they are smoking

is no and crossbones on the package, it is not poison. But the bottom

line

said.

And

lung cancer, which

the

is

leading cause of cancer deaths,

only

is

cause for concern. chronic bronchitis

Emphysema and

growing

at

alarming

rates.

Students often believe conditions like

emphysema and

chronic bron-

chitis are for older people; er,

it

becoming increasingly

is

The

May, when

mad cow

an Alberta breeder cow was infected with mad cow disease.

case of

latest

dis-

ernment

to

commit $92 million

to

ensure the safety of Canadian beef.

The announcement from Ottawa on Jan. 9 will see the increase of testing for

known

mad cow

disease, also

bovine

spongiform

as

Breault said

ing illness

statistics regarding the consequences of smoking are alarming. For instance, of 1,000 20-yearr old smokers, one will be murdered, nine will die in traffic accidents and 500 will die from a smoking-related illness, according to Talk It Out, a brochure published by the Ontario government.

Anyone who would quit

to

digested. Testing will increase to

8,000 cattle per year from the existing 5,550

and continue

over the next five years to

to rise

more

“What matters is where she consumed tainted feed.”

Carolyn Porteous, first vice-president

call

the

Lung

office,

in

the Waterloo Region Lung Association

shows the harmful

effects of

tobacco on the body. Negative

impacts of smoking include mouth, throat and lung cancer. Association’s information line at

1-

800-972-2636 or visit their website at www.on.lung.ca. For more infor-

mation on the effects of smoking, www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hecsto

go

sesc/tobacco/facts/risk.html.

continues to delay exports

bil-

lion.

September, Canada was In allowed to begin exporting boneless beef from animals under 30

for Jan. 5 but

Carolyn

was

later

Porteous,

of

president

the

postponed. first

vice-

Peterborough

County Cattlemen’s Association, too

believes

than 30,000.

smoking can

like help to

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

This poster, hanging

Canadian beef, causing

to

farmers to lose more than $1.9

allowed to cross the border. The ruling had been scheduled

harmful

is

going to happen to them. However,

U.S. officials closed their borders

can cause a brain-wastif contaminated beef is

is it

many smokers make

excuses and think nothing bad

that

months old into the U.S. and there were also hopes of live cattle under 30 months old being

holes in the brains of cattle.

because

was discovered

The humans

encephalopathy (BSE), which eats disease

it

with every puff they inhale,

is,

they are smoking poisons.”

howev-

NOE

ease has prompted the federal gov-

takes,

skull

New mad cow case By JASON

it

ous.

Although young people are generally educated enough to know about the harmful effects of smoking, this knowledge does not deter many from taking up the habit, she

are also

to stopping for life.

little bit is all

“People think because there

remind them lungs are for life. Weedless Wednesday is the peak of the week. It promotes the theory of quitting one day at a time, as

opposed

they are out with friends.

arettes,

Michele Breault,

not the

to prevent

when

There are 4,000 chemicals in cigmany of which are poison-

poisons.”

young people from up the habit and

is

ever picking

do not consider

she said.

many people

lifestyle

students

However, a

The timing of non-smoking week because

Breault.

Many

developmental co-ordinator

make

pulmonary disease if smoking same. The two main forms of this disease are emphysema and chronic bronchitis,” said

themselves smokers if they only smoke a couple of cigarettes a day,

one of its most notable annual campaigns to educate the public on the dangers of

ideal

Poster Child

tive

goes.”

it

— Page 17

TOBACCO INDUSTRY’S

spspected by the year 2020,

Non-Smoking Week

holds

resolve to

ill-

the world will be chronic obstruc-

During the third week of January the Canadian Council for Tobacco

is

“It is

2004

their late

be able to handle one smoke-free day, according to the National

every puff they inhale,

smoking.

in

the third leading cause of death in

ma.”

Control

people

nesses, she said.

or

is

It

of emphyse-

that

20s and 30s are getting these

may

lifetime without cigarettes, but

Association.

really the early signs

common

19,

smoking

industry’s poster child reveals harmful effects of is

Week

SPOKE, January

much

attention

has

been given to where the latest case was found and not what the cow had been consuming. “It does not matter where she was born,” said Porteous. “She could have been bom in Britain or Japan for all that matters. What

where she consumed and where that feed was produced and who else conmatters

is

(Photo by Jason Noe)

The latest case of mad cow disease has prompted the federal government to commit $92 billion ensure the safety of Canadian beef. This comes after a cow born in Alberta tested positive for mad cow disease before Christmas. Canada’s beef industry has been in turmoil since last May.

to

tainted feed

This state

for

comes

Holstein

mad cow

Christmas.

after a

cow

Washington

tested positive

disease just prior to

Canada

quickly

imposed restrictions on U.S. beef imports, but then subsequent DNA tests confirmed the infected cow was from an Alberta ranch. Days later, officials discovered the Holstein was bom in April 1997, four months prior to new safety restrictions on the contents of cattle feed, which were agreed upon by Canada and the U.S. Canada’s beef industry has already been in turmoil since last

sumed

it.”

In April 1997, Canada and the U.S. banned the use of processed feed,

which contained any animal

export a very large

why cows contract the from simply eating food

is

disease,

that contains tainted animal parts.

Porteous expects

it

is

likely the

number

beef animals will be needed industry American the

exhausted their

parts.

This

“We

of dairy heifers on an annual basis and this demand will remain. Our

own

when has

supply.”

Porteous said the Canadian beef will rebound, but there

industry

may be some feels

changes. She also

especially

sorry

for

the

borders will remain closed for a long period of time, but is still

smaller meat producers who have been overlooked in the shadow of

optimistic.

the cattle producers.

“A five- or seven-year ban is unlikely as the American market needs our product,” said Porteous.

on the media and political “Being overlooked are the sheep, buffalo and other meat producers who are suffering as much and maybe more. The domestic markets for these animals are much smaller and they fights

front,” said Porteous.

is

losing

just not a business that

money;

it

is

a

way of

is

life

the largest and they have a very

is being affected forever.” But just because Canadian farmers were not exporting beef across the border for most of last year, it seems that it has not dampened our

organized overseeing body that

appetites for meat.

“The

cattle industry

is,

of course,

that

a

consumer point of view,

rating dipped in the first

week

fol-

20 case of BSE and then rebounded in the subsequent weeks,” said Margaret Thibeault of the Beef Information lowing the

May

Centre of Mississauga.

are suffering greatly. It

“From

surveys showed that beef’s safety

“In fact,

country

in

Canada which

is

the

only

consumers

increased consumption after a case

of BSE. In June through August 2003, Canadians increased their purchases of beef by 20 per cent over the

same period

in 2002.”


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— SPOKE, January

19,

Entertainment

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Men by Lauran The best western that has come out of Hollywood in more (him a decade will be released on

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The film begins with Costner’s and Duvall's Waite, and Boss Charlie Spearman, roaming the open countryside with their cattle. The men are “free grazers,” which

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my

brutal display of realism

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shootout

realistic

does not return the following morning, Waite and Spearman head into the small town to -

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“The gunfight

encounter a severe

for supplies.

also a romantic subplot between

the final climatic gunfight scene in the film,

thunderstorm, they send Benrubi’s character into the nearest

is

Costner’s character and the town doctor’s

are cattle herders that

When

There

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so easily.

do not own a specific piece of land. Aside from Costner and Duvall, there are two other younger men on their crew played by Abraham Benrubi and Diego Luna.

than scenes filled with pointless violence.

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The “bride” introduces her

of judges. The one

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modeling

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career.

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for

also hit television

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reality television sea-

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third series of the

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to

you

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if

can get her family to agree to the marriage, they'll be able to split a million dollars. But in reality, the husband-to-be is just an actor trying to be so terrible that the bride

cepts.

skills.

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who

vomiting after the kitchen and a

continually

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who

has a bucket stuck on his head, two kids who are shooting each

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invest in a bible or two.

Hill

Ever pay $15 to see a movie that had rave reviews and all your pals said was cooler than bubble gum only to walk out halfway through obscenities

cursing

valuable time and Well,

if

wasting

for

money?

you have, than you have

many

experienced a similar feeling

professional sports teams are feeling right now.

It

is

the feeling of

money

having just thrown your

is

to

an ailing ankle.

doubtful he will touch the hard-

wood once in the 2003-04 season. The Raptors aren’t immune either. Hakeem "the Dream” Olajuwan was

a nightmare for Canada’s only basketball franchise. Similar to Hill, Olajuwan was

signed to a three-year $ 6.7-million contract by the Houston 1

Rockets and then moved to Toronto,

away.

The world of professional sport become such a profitable busi-

has

ness that willing to

many organizations are make high-risk moves in

to say.

As for the NHL, it seems nice guys finish last, or at least Curtis Joseph does. One cannot help but feel bad for the guy. He was the number guy, was paid number money ($8 million a year), then the Dominator, fresh from beating some guy’s head in during a road hockey match in the Czeck 1

1

up

to

price

his

tag.

Villeneuve signed a five-year, $20million contract, second to only the

sional baseball.

God

Arguably the best player in baseball, Alex Rodriguez, is a sore spot on his team because of his colossal

boxing, a world that has the Robin

Two

of FI Schumacher.

And

Michael

himself,

not forget professional

let’s

signed

a

$252-million contract with the Texas Rangers to

Hood syndrome, only upside down. Taking from the poor (the average HBO viewer) and giving to the rich

the highest paid athlete in

(greedy

contract.

years ago,

A-Rod

10-year,

men

Don

the

in the playoffs last season, but

and the next move would be to ship A-Rod. This would make funds available to rebuild and sign other potential free agents. The 2003 American League MVP is keeping the Texas Rangers from evolving

isn’t

making $13.2 million

home and watching

solidifies this theory.

other reasons,

Keeping with the NBA, a few more players stick out when talking

much make

NBA

star

an Orlando Magic small re-

Hill is

up off of the Detroit Pistons. They had better put the wand away and

about people

who

aren’t quite liv-

true

it’s

form

he hasn't had a chance to redeem

and

himself to the Detroit fans

He

he wants.

that’s all

has been

when

nothing but a professional

dealing with the situation, which

has had him playing

Grand

the

for

AHL

Rapid

hockey

Griffins.

Detroit has tried to deal him, but

move him

can't

On

among

because,

$8 million

is

too

for a goalie that has yet to

Cup

to the Stanley

it

the otherhand, the

finals.

NHL is sort

ing up to their end of the deal.

of an oddball.

Penny Hardaway

but the collective bargaining agree-

being paid

is

With no salary cap,

into an all-around stronger team.

big trade

are also

not a stranger to the big budget blunder.

end of the

The Jays held the short stick on the Mike Sirotka

While Sirotka sat on he added $3.5 mil-

MARTIN

The Super Bowl

entertainment and

is

almost

am

sad that

it’s

Football I

com-

is

my

wish the sea-

son

year, including

Stephanie Burwell, 24,

of Kitchener,

her arms at a local gym. Fitness centres across the

in

the

new

who works city

NFL

The

Football

stands for the National

League, but there are

who are callNo Fun League. The players who are complaining

face

eager new members each January.

who

love to

like Terrell

f

3?

the 49ers,

Joe Horn from the Saints and

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am

good celebration because I think it’s good for the game. I think it’s not only good for I

all

football,

for a

but for

An

all

professional

and well put together celebration adds a level of sports.

life is short, fret

intense

an

Live longer with daily physical activity, healthy eating

younger genera-

and enjoy different types of

when

are the flashy players

a smart choice.

tion

entertainment,

the

celebrate after a great play. Players

Make

al sport.

the sooner they can

this,

decide whether to turn on their

many

evisions and watch the

tel-

ath-

being paid millions to play a

letes

game

or watch Paris Hilton dance in

scanty

clothing

on a

Either way, both are being

paid too they’re

much

good

to

do the only thing

at.

stop?

but

of his sock after he scored a touchgive

it

The saw

the ball and

someone in the crowd. is some marker company

to

fact this

marketing

great

a

as

opportunity and just a few months

Owens had

later

commercial

a

advertising Sharpie markers.

didn’t

I

mind

it,

too

that

because he was the

one

first

much to

do

taking touchdown celebrations

to the next level.

it is.

part of a

ing

aren’t your average players, they

Eating out tonight?

game what

am

I

players in the league it

are the

new era of professionThe sooner the sports fan

down and autograph

the

I

a close.

to

favourite sport and

Pumping up

think the fans

that.

season

been a very exciting

it’s

season and

Losing weight tops the' list of most North Americans

1

it.

was longer, but obviously there’s nothing I can do about

NFL

and another

approaching

is

over.

ing

in

be made. one big prowhich scandal is

These big budget blunders

it

Older people might say it’s not good for the game because it’s changing from its roots. Well, society is changing too and people like to be entertained and get a taste of something different. The bottom line is the fans are the ones who pay for the tickets and they’re the ones who really make

feel

if

product of a

farm.

list,

happen

never seems to fade.

of the border and ace David Wells the injured

to

motional bust

around

really appreciate

I

money

Professional boxing

deal that sent the injured lefty north to Chicago.

King). Hell,

boxers involved think there

accepts

The Toronto Blue Jays

like

players taking their touchdown celebrations too far

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(Photo by Carta Sandham)

A

imminent.

is

Where does NFL

live,

1999,

In

accordingly been dumping salary

signed to a seven-year. $93-million contract, which the Magic picked

of

he wasn’t a

felt

viable expenditure and didn’t

Joseph didn’t per-

contracts

runs of Saved by the Bell.

crowds

BAR Honda

at

Now,

mammoth

stands right now,

for sitting at

it

the big fight won’t even

sion, the pros get ripped-off too.

is

tougher than

is

pay-

On the Formula One circuit, Canadian Jacques Villeneuve is looking for a new team. The boys

the world. Since, the Rangers have

you paying to see that blockbuster movie that was supposed to be a mind- blowing adventure and take the theatrical experience to an all-new dimen-

forward,

is

or not,

it

lion to an already exuberant roll.

become

But, just like

Hill,

believe

ment coming up for renewal, some teams have been reluctant to put all their nuts into one basket. The threat of a work stoppage has made owners think twice before offering the big contract and think more about implementing a salary cap. And, of course, you can’t talk about overpaying professional athletes without mentioning profes-

Republic, decided he wants another

am

1

of professional athletes.

Grant

and second round draft

Trying to address a need for a centre. Raptor General Manager Glen Grunwald maybe should have

million a year and is back-up guard with the New York Knicks. Speaking of the Knicks, Dikembe Mutombo is pulling in a cool $17 million for consistent inconsistency, which, a

cup and made Cujo expendable.

talking about

it

for a first

pick.

mean success

not

more than $13

now

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2004

19,

checked Toronto area retirement homes first. Back problems are commonplace with the elderly and Olajuwon is no different. His back problems grew worse while in Toronto and he retired early in the 2001-02 season. A wheelchair would have been a suitable welcoming present for the big man, but guess foresight isn’t a skill 1 Grunwald had mastered and still hasn’t. A recent six-man trade

hope of an even higher return.

As

It

due

in

games over

but has only played 47 three seasons

is

Magic,

his fourth season with the

SPOKE, January

1

think

that

The one

celebration

me happened

upset

that

weeks ago when Joe Horn from

New

did

about seven the

good celebration happens it can change a game for the better. The players on the team that just

cellphone he had hidden under-

scored will see their player cele-

neath the mat protecting the goal-

a

brate and

much

it

will

show them how

heart and passion he has for

The opposing team will even more fired up because the

the game. get

guy

is

really just taunting the other

Orleans Saints scored his sec-

ond touchdown and pulled out a

posts in the end zone.

He claimed he was calling his mom, but I feel he didn’t have the phone out long enough to make a call.

The reason

team.

key the player doesn't go overboard or else it just looks stupid and

did

cocky.

game.

It is

The angry

make me recently some

aspect that does is

that just

players have taken the celebrations

wrong reasons. was funny last year to

too far for the I

thought

see Terrell

it

Owens

pull a

marker out

I

don’t like what he

because I feel he did it for money and not for the love of the

I

is

think he saw Terrell

Owens

get

commercial deal and he felt that he could easily get a commercial deal with a cellphone company. love a good celebration, but I his

only

when

it’s

genuine.

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Sports

2004

Condors manage Final score 5-5 after

to hold

team leads

4-1

on in first

for tie period

By KATE BATTLER

The Condors men’s hockey team managed to come away with a 5-5 against the Sir Sanford Fleming Knights after leading 4-1 in the

tie

first

period, Jan.

7.

Forward Ryan Baird got the scoring started for the Condors a minute into the first. He also added the fourth goal late in the period.

Forwards Tim Schulz and A.J. Yaworski also had a goal apiece in the first period and assistant captain John Johnson had the lone goal for the Knights.

During the second period the Condors were plagued by unnecessary penalties that allowed the Knights to add two more goals. Forward Mike Temple scored both goals just

1

3 seconds apart.

Assistant captain and forward Scott Bradley added the fifth goal for

Conestoga

up the score

to set

at

5-3 after the second period.

“This

is

probably the

worst hockey played

game we’ve year.”

all

David Cressman,

head coach

apart

scored two minutes midway through the third to

tie

up. Assistant captains Justin

Above, Condor defenceman Josh Dennis works the boards.

Fleming it

Murray and John Johnson were able to connect, forcing the

Left,

game

Condor forward Reid

Porter winds up for a shot.

into overtime.

During the five-minute overtime period Conestoga was

OCAA STANDINGS HOCKEY

unable to

score to pull out the win.

After the game. Condors head coach David Cressman said the

game was “This ey

is

a real disappointment.

(as of Jan. 14)

probably the worst hock-

game we’ve played

all

year,”

he

St. Clair

said.

Cressman attributes the loss to team being physically and men-

the

tally tired.

“We were just not

sharp at

Saints

-

12 pts

Seneca Sting - 12 pts Conestoga Condors - 7 pts Humber Hawks - 6 pts Fleming Knights - 4 pts Cambrian Golden Shield - 2

all. It’s

embarrassing actually because I know they can be a lot really

pts

better.”

Cressman said the main thing the team can improve on following the

game is skills. He said the team

make the way

couldn’t

passes or play defensively

2 0 0 3

CONESTOGA COLLEGE ATHLETICS &

RECREATION

they are supposed

to.

During an exhibition game on Jan. 4 the Condors got whipped 91 by the University of Waterloo but

Cressman

said

the

team

played better in that game then they did against the Knights. He said he was not pleased about getting beaten like that but he doesn’t think Waterloo was

that

Mens

Varsity

varsity

games

Hockey Home Game Humber at 7:30pm

out and support your team!

the

“We

is

Jan. 21, at 7:30 against

just died out physically,” he

Cressman said the team appreciand would love to see more students out to and watch.

ates the support

Conestoga's next game

Student cards must be presented to gain access to the facilities at

Men’s Hockey Vs Humber Jan 29 Vs Fleming * Home Games

all

at

home

CONESTOGA COLLEGE ATHLETICS

student card will need to

purchase a $6 day pass to access the facilities.

&

RECREATION

Tuesday 11am - 1pm Sunday 2pm - 3pm

times.

student without a

Humber

College.

Public Skatins

Any * .Jan 21

than

DROP BY THE RECREATION CENTRE TODAY AND TAKE PART IN A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

January 21st Vs

Come

better

said.

Varsity Sports Your upcoming

much

Condors.

Shinny Hockey Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri 11am - 1pm


Sports

SPOKE, January

2004

19,

— Page 23

Condors’ coach a former NHLer Cressman’s hockey career included

as a North Star

stint

JASON SMITH

By

“1

wasn’t a fighter per se,' said “1

Cressman. Conestoga’s

hockey

varsity

coach knows what

either, but that

takes to build

it

it.

David Gregory Cressman is in his first season as head coach of the Condors. But what many people don’t realize,

that

is

now

is

Cressman

his belt, including a playing career

and

NHL.

of a native been fascinated with the game of hockey for as long as he can remember. His first the age of six

when

game came

time.

He played

game of organized hockey

at

want

n’t

with.

I

centre ice

at

said

ice,”

I

have anything to do ending up with my

to

recall

sweater torn off and my goalie Caesar Maniago coming down the ice and knocking some of their guys down and probably saving

for

his first at eight

Interestingly enough, that

where

a brawl

"One of their ‘goons’ was Dave Hammer’ Shultz, who I did-

years of age.

me from

game

was

hockey

good beating.”

a pretty

Growing up

played at the Kitchener Auditorium on half-ice. The rink was divided with boards at the red line so a game could be played in each

1

started

‘The

his father took

him skating on an outdoor rink first

it

with everyone on the Cressman.

54,

has

experience with the

man-

of famer.

hall

remember ending up

Cressman,

the

NHL

“One of their players took excepway was checking him

tion to the

Kitchener,

role.”

Philadelphia’s general

ager and an

has a plethora of experience under

in the

back down

my

Cressman’s role was to check the opposing team’s best player and on this night, his job outline was to play against Bobby Clarke. Clarke

hockey club. And he’s

a successful

got the experience to prove

didn't

wasn’t

an era of

in

greats,

many

Cressman had plen-

choose from, but he idol and biggest influence was always his father.

ty of idols to insists

half.

Cressman sharpened his skills in the Kitchener minor hockey program, playing from novice to

that

his

Cressman

also

favourite coaches Jr.

-

midget before progressing to the Jr. B level where he played for the Greenshirts. Kitchener The

B and Dean

his in

Prentice in the pros

for his success

Upon

credits

Dave Weber

-

and development.

Kitchener Dutchmen. The 1967-68 year saw Cressman

Cressman became a high school teacher and has now been teaching for 26 years. He runs a program called assistance and learning at the Grand River

take another step up in the hockey

Collegiate Institute and has also

world as he returned to the Aud — where he played his first organized game - and began playing with the

been coaching hockey for the

now known

Greenshirts are

as the

He

the in

a

of 105 games, racking up 47

goals and 65 assists for a total of

(Internet photo)

Condors’ coach David Cressman used

memory

is

scoring his

first

NHL

dressed for five games and scored

Cressman was drafted by the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars (now the Dallas Stars) in the fourth round of the 1970 entry draft. But Cressman didn’t turn pro

nervous; just excited to play.”

1

a year off from his

he opted to take

hockey and dedicate

time to finishing his education

at the

University of Guelph.

After a season away from the game, Cressman returned to the ice to play

two seasons of senior

hockey with the Galt Hornets. From there, he began his four-year professional hockey career, jumping to the

International

Hockey

League (IHL) in 1973. Cressman played one season for the Saginaw Gears before moving on to the American

Hockey League (AHL) for the 1973-74 campaign. It was here, playing

for

Nighthawks, received

New Haven

the that

Cressman

phone call every hockey player dreams of. The North Stars were on the other end. And they needed Cressman. Being called up near the end of the 1974-75 season, Cressman the

goal

to play for the

NHL’s Minnesota North Stars. His fondest

in his first shift of

his

first

NHL game.

off-season.

and determination were rewarded in the 96970 season as Cressman was named Rangers team captain. However, being named team captain wasn’t the only honour he would receive that year. skill

right away. Instead,

spent five years as an associcoach tor the varsity club at the University of Waterloo and three years as head coach there before jumping ship to Conestoga in the ate

In his three years with Rangers, Cressman played

112 points. His

last

12 years.

OHL’s Kitchener Rangers.

total

retiring,

two

goals.

“It was great to finally be rewarded for all the hard work I had done in the past,” he said, speaking fondly of being called up

to the

NHL.

“I don’t think

I

was

Cressman’s parents were visiting in New Haven at the time, where he played in the AHL, and were able to watch their son’s first game in the "big time” live on television. That game was played against the New York Rangers on March

Cambridge Hornets before retiring from the game at the age of 27 to dedicate his time to teaching.

Cressman was successful everywhere he played, being a member of teams that

won

Ontario

the

Hockey Association (OHA) championship and the

Jr.

B

OHA

and said he believes each level of play a hockey player progresses to gets quicker and tougher. "The skill level in the NHL is obviously very high.

people watching on television realize

memory

as

calls

of his

a

thrill,”

playing in

all

80 games

that year.

However, despite the increased ice he finished the year with only four goals and 12 points. Cressman found himself back in

time,

AHL

with the

New Haven

Nighthawks for a year, cashing 56 points in 80 games.

in

In 1977-78, his final year, he played senior hockey with the

awards

in his

individual

second season as a

Kitchener Ranger, including top scorer and team

MVR

He was

named

a second-team all-star in 1973-74 during his first year as a pro in the IHL and he led the AHL in

playoff assists in 1974-75.

He

game-winning goal the 1971 OHA senior Canadian

level,”

he

said.

at the

“You have

to

at that

you don’t keep your job.”

“Although hockey there that

game

in the

at his

has

become

a faster

this

player to

skilled I

think the vio-

especially in minor hockey at the

bantam

and

However,

I

greatest

midget

believe

game on

Utilizing

it

young players

levels. still

the

earth.”

a lifetime

experience,

is

of hockey

Cressman

advises

to play their hearts

out.

“Work hard and

take advantage

of every opportunity you have to

I

remember thinking

play this great game. Don’t look

said

back and wish you would have done a little more, but know that you gave it your all.” The Condors hope Cressman’s experience and dedication rubs off on the team and helps them become a powerful force in varsity hockey. Playoffs are looming on the horizon and Coach Cressman wants nothing more than to lead his team into war.

was

Cressman has tell.

more

smaller,

becoming a big

size

had played junior really

it,”

his share of stories

One such

story involves a

played

Philadelphia Flyers

student of the

it

I

Cressman. “I had made the premier hockey league in the world and the atmosphere was electric.” Like most pro hockey players,

game

a

“I think

been overemphasized

in

Now

organ-

lence has

to

Cressman looks back

much

ization.

NHL.

also scored the

championship.

levels, especial-

play in the

legendary Montreal Forum. several

many

at

minor hockey. He said the fun has been taken out of the game to implement a more regimented ly in

play the best they could in the role

his first professional

won

has changed through the

factor and that has not allowed the

Along with his first goal, Cressman notes that one of his favourite memories was playing

He

game

years and

and did his job so well that all any of them had to do was go out and

level or

said

the

game with

continue to consistently play

NHL goal in his first shift NHL game. quite

it

hockey

because each player was so skilled

NHL

his

Cressman. “Most guys who do that go on to have pretty good careers, but it wasn't to be for me.” Cressman remained a North Star for the entire 1975-76 season,

the

he found

they were given.

first

was

“It

that

play as he progressed

easier to

hockey

a

today’s

at

style of play with too

Cressman adds

Canadian senior championship.

player, that very night he scored his first

these players actual-

“This was especially true

what Cressman

In

how good

ly are.”

23, 1975.

fondest

don’t think

1

Looking

world, Cressman said he believes

against

the

- which meant

game,

a run-in with the “Broad Street

career

Bullies.”


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