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2004

26,

for before signing

36th Year

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— No. 4

Resident adviser fired RYAN CONNELL

By

and

Hunter said. Residence management immedi-

HOWDEN

JENNIFER

Bateman

ately fired

A Conestoga

resident adviser has

been expelled from the college and removed from the residence after an offence was committed against another student on Oct. Resident adviser Ryan Bateman, a 1

second-year aviation student, was

from the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre a month after helping another student videotape a female resident and her male friend in her bedroom. Chief of security A1 Hunter said complaint was filed with a Conestoga College’s security and the incident was dealt with under the student code of conduct. “There was an unauthorized entry in one of the rooms. Two people went into it; one was carrying a video camera under the guise of it being a joke,” Hunter said. “We certainly did not view it as being a

removed

as a resident

adviser and informed students at

meetings that he was no

floor

longer employed.

Hunter could not confirm

that

Bateman was removed from

the

college or that he filed an appeal.

However, residence management that Bateman lost an

confirmed

As

appeal.

a result of the lengthy

appeal process, Bateman was able to stay in residence during that time

appeal was denied.

until the

who

Residents

from failing

who

are discontinued

program

college

their

after

a course, are expelled, or

no longer enrolled

are

at

the

college are unable to live in resi-

dence.

Residence assistant general manager Genevieve Oberle said even

Bateman and another male, a Conestoga College student who

though Bateman was a resident adviser, he was given the same treatment as any other resident. Residence management took precautions after the incident by removing old key codes -from the

did not live in residence, entered a

keyless entry system.

female resident’s room without knowledge and permission. The

Oberle said resident advisers already had limited access before the incident. They only have access to rooms when they are on duty.

joke.”

student, who signed into residence under the name Will, was carrying the video camera.

Bateman stood guard

at

the door

while the other student videotaped

room

the female resident in her

without her knowledge.

who

was

told

n’t

enter.

lived in the

by Bateman

the reason

we

trust

we

them

hire

them

is

because

to deal with different

problems,” Oberle said. “If you

A resident adviser went to visit her friend

“(Resident advisers) can only have so much access obviously, but

room and

that she could-

don't trust your staff then there’s no point hiring them. Obviously things

returned with

beginning of the year that they

forced their

The resident adviser more people and they way into the room. The

require criminal checks.

saw

the student videotaping

Bateman and other advisers did not

bedroom

have these checks completed when

adviser

through the crack

in the

door. resident,

with a male friend

heard

completed since the incident. Residence general manager John

at the time,

management to file a complaint which was then brought the residence

Conestoga

comment on

the details of the inci-

dent.

Hunter said

that

any harassment

complaints that are reported to

resi-

dence are brought to college security for investigation.

“That

is

our

property over there (the residence),

we have

so

on

tion

the ultimate jurisdic-

what

Kobylnik said they didn’t do criminal checks at the beginning of the year because they were having a hectic time getting everything ready

security.

College security was not able to

happens

Mohawk

there,”

one of those things that slipped through the cracks,” Kobylnik said. “I think that it should be ideally done before they start the job. It’s somefor students. “It’s just

thing

a drug-infested

and criminals

will look into next year.”

Police were not involved at any point in the investigation.

headlines earlier this month

community of

who

did not

hesitate to hold approximately

60

alleged organized crime.

almost a day. That is the

way some Mohawks

of so-called

It

have been portrayed by the media and their

own grand ry

feel they

chief.

The small

of Kanesatake,

located behind the

sliding

down

that

hill.

Student dies By CHRISTINA B RA MBURGER

in

car accident over holiday

when he

hit

a patch of

He

ice.

lost

that night.

Borutski ’s mother, Wendy,

control of the vehicle on the slip-

The Conestoga College community is mourning the death of a student over the holiday break.

Michael Borutski, 21, a secondyear mechanical engineering co-op student, died suddenly as the result

of a car accident, Dec. 20.

“He was such a good guy,” says Janeen Hoover, associate registrar Conestoga and a friend of the

pery road, and collided head-on with a tree before spinning around

and hitting another tree. Three passengers in the vehicle were injured. Waterloo regional police have said alcohol and speed were con-

However,

Hoover says

was driving

the

car

employee in development

state-

arship in his

actually

serving as the designated driver

an

and

memory.

Donations

the

for

Borutski Scholarship at

the

Michael

Fund can be financial

aid

office.

Cheques

ments indicate that Borutski had

was

is

training

the

department at Conestoga College. The college is setting up a schol-

dropped off

tributing factors in the crash.

not been drinking and

Borutski family.

Borutski

Que.,

territo-

made

when

a

chief James Gabriel after he brought a squad of about 60 officers from other reserves to curb the

officers hostages for

Kanesatake

to

torched the house of grand

armed police

at

and

at

The female resident declined comment on the incident.

mob It’s

hill is

tries to control

should be

money

and

made

orders

out to Conestoga

College.

Warriors didn’t hold police squad hostage, chief says

By PETR CIHACEK

rebels

we

her Crazy Carpet while tobogganning Jan. 18. The Tim Hortons beside residence. Many students have been seen slipping

Broadcasting student Kathy Carr

occurred. All present

advisers have had criminal checks

and shut the bedroom door. The resident adviser went to

to

incident

However,

who was

noise

the

Just being a kid again

All resident advisers are told at the

the

The female

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

do happen.”

was

also reported that a group

Mohawk

Warriors sur-

rounded the police station and kept the cops holed up inside. But, according to Steven Bonspille, who is one of the territory’s seven

chiefs, the opposite

“They

was

hostages.

They walked

in

and

locked the door,” said Bonspille.

“Then there were demonstrators who gathered around. They wanted (the

officers)

to

leave,

but

they

to escort the officers.

“There were no demonstrators, just bystanders,” said Zacharie. “It

went very

refused.”

The squad spent almost 24 hours at the station

Chief Dwayne Zacharie from Kahnawake peacekeepers said there were no Mohawk Warriors around when he and his squad came Assistant

true.

(the officers) weren’t held

before

Mohawk

police

from nearby communities came to them from Kanesatake. escort

He

well;

it

was peaceful.”

could not explain

why

the

police officers did not leave the station, as there

was no one

them from doing

so.

to stop

He suggested

could have been because “they

it

feared about their safety.”

But Bonspille did not seem to

buy that. “The people there told

(the offi-

let

many times that they will them go home safely,” he said.

“I

saw one or two people with axe

cers) so

handles but the police officers had guns.

What

is

a piece of

against a bullet?”

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— SPOKE, January

BRAMBURGER

News

2004

VP

CSI By CHRISTINA

26,

would empower students

Ethan Miller has a vision for College students, a

vision that will transform student life

within the college.

CSI vice-president of

Miller,

stu-

dent activities, presented his hopes at

CSI board meeting

a

He “I

do

feel that there are things

we

can do as a student union to combat this and work toward a more connected environment

comes

that

so.

monthly student events calendar. Currently, what Conestoga has is an annual calendar which Miller says tends to be static although CSI

dents to think they are the president

knows

work with

students’ requests for events

Miller says he doesn't think CSI

reinventing our-

closer to our mission as Conestoga

selves everyday, re-imagining our

Students Inc.”

existence."

His

begins by

vision

taking

current events program-

look

at the

mer

position that

life

just a

CSI

like to see a

co-ordinator take over.

The change

consists of

name plaque on

more than a transfor-

mation that has to begin

at the heart

it

of the CSI body. description,

came up with the job the more 1 realize it's I

not really one individual I’m looking for,” says Miller. “It’s a plete

way of looking

different

com-

and a completely

structure

a paradigm shift

if

you

when magical things when you coming up to you and

get students

saying. ‘Did you realize that you

at things;

will.”

The old description of the events programmer dealt with planning,

my

changed

life?”'

Miller says his plan

make

to

is

CSI the best it can be. "And more importantly, making our students the most successful individuals that they can be.”

mission to create a sub-committee

examine

changing

his ideas of

student activities at Conestoga.

He says he wants to work with a committee to create a plan to change and transform student life at

Conestoga; a plan to

start

stu-

of CSI.

The board

voted

to

support

and allow him to committee to see how

plan

Miller’s

a

can help student life at Conestoga. They also decided to freeze the

new person to take over Andruszkiewicz's former position. Miller says he is pleased with the

hiring of a

outcome of the meeting because it is exactly what he wanted to come out of it, which was a commitment from the board saying they are

student

look further into his

to

vision. “I think the most important part was that there was acknowledgement that there is a problem and here is how we can work towards making all these things better for

students in the long run.”

Miller plans to

from

ple

all

sit

down

with peo-

over the school to form

the committee.

want people

“I

Miller asked the board for per-

to

She says she doesn’t want

willing

put this out to student

happen. That’s

start to

a desk in the is

office; instead

“The more

“When you energy, that’s

Rather than having an events pro-

grammer, Miller would

a self-proclaimed advo-

is

cate for student-based events.

was previously

held by Jody Andruszkiewicz.

student

Miller

a

that

are

nuts,

going to put this school into a position that is going to make all other colleges and universities envious of what we have,” he says. There has been talk of preventing because

this

is

events happening past February, because current CSI staff members are sharing Andruszkiewicz’s for-

implementing and executing student activities, awareness weeks and other agreed upon events for

life at

Judy Dusick, general manager of CSI, is concerned with Miller’s

mer duties. “What we’re doing

the benefit of the student popula-

plans.

few things on hold for the long-

The programmer also had to manage the sound booth, set up the Sanctuary for events, book retail space for the Sanctuary and arrange for supervision of

“A

the college.

She says she wants

tion.

all

crete responsibilities,” says Miller.

A student co-ordinator would not necessarily plan and execute life

activities;

Info

rather

this

link

individual

the

students

of

is

putting a

term benefit of the students

at

the

college,” explains Miller.

Overall, Miller says he thinks the

outcome of the board meeting was of the

CSI

she disagrees

with

Genno,

Charlene says

a victory for the college as a whole.

“I think staff

should link with stu-

working for

dents because they’re the students.”

Dusick also wants to prevent giv-

few years walk out of different people

“I think students in a

from now

Dusick.

system to be

By CARLA SAN D H AM

with

Conestoga. board,

events.

of things that were con-

lot

not

follow

to

members do

policies that say staff

are going to

college because of the experiences they’re going to have within these walls because of this initiative.” this

make

Application Service terminated support for the college’s financial

Conestoga College has recently launched a $2-million project on an updated student information

graduating students.

system.

“Maybe now we can move convocation up in early June when

systems, Gibson said

system.

other colleges have

The system

improvements

in

web

services for

more

functional and effi-

cient than our past system,” said

Registrar Fred Harris during the

The new web technology-based for

timetabling,

However, the project

will

not

be

fully

is still in its

running

until

September 2005.

was used

But, online registration

be used

course registra-

grading and other processes used by the registrar’s office and

tion,

faculty.

Students will be able to view

and academic records, pay fees, register and check their grades online, said Richard Gibson, chief information officer. “The online grade book will financial

this

winter and since

last

year stu-

dents could check their timetables online.

colleges, Many such as Fanshawe, Humber and Niagara, have offered these services online for several years now. John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College, said it could have been done sooner, but they didn’t have the resources.

“Now

that

we waited

it

is

cheaper,” he said. “It will be a

semester progresses and will cal-

huge boon for students.” The college was forced to get with the times after Hewlett Packard discontinued the current system and Ontario Colleges

the final grade,” said Gibson, adding students will have

access to these marks anytime the semesters.

in

the

By CARLA

SANDHAM

College officials want to make

Conestoga Canada’s own Harvard. During college council Jan. 12, Conestoga College president John

"The other options had a lot of and would have cost the college between $4 million and $5

Tibbits said they are seeing

million,” he said.

competition between post-second-

risks

DAG

used

major universities, including Wilfrid Laurier, and other colleges in Canada. It was recently installed College at Boreal before the team came here to implement the system change. is

in

more

efficient

functional

and

than our past

system.”

registrar

DAG

has been a major provider

of niche academic software solutions in

years.

North America for nine

tagline.

more “It’s like

“We need

to establish our

from the

own

Harvard University

has

been

And

in

the

United

the college recently

tions firm in Waterloo, to find out

how Conestoga can

create

that

buying a shirt from the compared to Wal-Mart,” said

So

Sarah Harwood, a representative from Quarry. “It’s a halo of feeling when you buy the $30 Gap shirt instead of the $10 Wal-Mart

far,

the

company has con-

ducted a survey of what people associated with Conestoga think of the college.

They discovered Conestoga has qualities in which to build

“It's like

brand.”

Gap compared

Quarry representative

hired Quarry Integrated Communications, a public rela-

Gap

shirt

Sarah Hai-wood,

touted as one of the most presti-

gious university

buying a

to Wal-Mart.”

brand," he said.

Harvard feeling.

Fred Harris,

into his vision.

The college will spend about $100,000 on the ongoing marketing study, which may include a redesigned logo and college

ary institutions.

States. “It is

is

Conestoga wants to be new Harvard

DAG offered right

Inc.

Miller

pleased with the board’s decision to look further

other

several

most functionality for the

a lot

allow faculty to input grades as the culate

After reviewing

cost.

for continuing education courses

college council meeting Jan. 12.

program called DAG,

— instead of

August,” Harris said. infancy and the core system will

students and faculty. “It is

will also help

it

(Photo by Christina Bramburger)

speaks about his plans for Conestoga Students (CSI) during a CSI board meeting on Jan. 13. Miller says he Ethan

running by 2005

fully

quicker promotion decisions for

The new system includes major

change

he

can ever be successful if they remain stagnant, doing things the way they were done in the past. transforming our“It’s" about selves everyday,

for

ing the co-ordinator too high of a profile.

a void in

is

Conestoga.

life at

do

to

is

tends to change constantly.

Jan. 13.

says he feels there

student

to

have the coordinator also create and maintain a Miller's plan

Conestoga

hopes

of activities

many a

brand

from:

employer-centric,

ITAL

status,

student-

focused, high quality, up-to-date

programs and economic value the community.

to


News

New

SPOKE, January

2004

26,

— Page 3

operating lab open

Postgrad nursing students get hands-on training in real-life By JENNIFER

operating lab

HOWDEN

For the tive

first time ever perioperanursing students are able to

learn in their very own simulated operation lab, thanks to the generous donations of various organizations.

Etobicoke and Georgetown; Medaris Medical Inc., a Cambridge-based hospital supply and equipment company; Cardinal Health Inc of Dublin, Ohio, a manufacturing and service firm in the medical/surgical/laboratory field;

and

“This

is

a

tremendous

asset,” said

Conestoga President John Tibbits. “This is the first time we have been able to have our own lab in this area. I imagine for the student this

makes a tremendous difference being able to stay (at Conestoga) and being able to work in a situation that

is real.”

Acart

Equipment

Ltd.

of

Mississauga, a manufacturer and supplier of health-care storage/distribution equipment.

Conestoga had purchased all equipment itself, it would have cost approximately $90,000. It

the

Katie Flynn, an Acart representasaid Acart has no problems with donating to colleges or hospitive,

tals.

“We

“We

obviously wanted to support the nurses.”

obviously wanted to support

the nurses,” she said. “It’s really

important that they get practice and they have the right tool to

that

Katie Flynn,

practise with.”

A cart representative

The new the

lab

specifically for

is

postgraduate

perioperative nursing program, for certified regIn the fall

the

new

2003 semester, before

lab opened, the students

istered

and

nurses

registered

practical nurses.

D Perioperative ..

.

gained their simulated experience the facilities of St. Mary's

The part-time program, which was new to Conestoga this fall,

operation

Hospital in Kitchener.

deals with perioperative skills — the practices and procedures required for nursing professionals

the

at

Four companies made the new lab possible by donating equipment, materials and supplies. They were: William Osier Corporation, which operates health-care centres in Brampton,

to

work

effectively as part of the

On Jan.

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

,

13, the college, as well as

to

students,

officially

got

the

thank

the

donors.

Lynn Berger, one of

the nursing pointed out the impor-

team in preoperative, operating room and postoperative

tance of the lab and complimented

situations.

the school

surgical

students,

on

its

dedication to

its

health-care programs. “Not only will the skills lab be an excellent teaching tool for the perioperative program for years to come,” she said, “but it’s also an

example of one of the many ways that Conestoga College has' distinguished

Free program helps people make career plans for future By PETR CIHACEK

be worth a million dollars, but where can you get the bucks if you do not have a career? Fortunately,

the help of

some people

here,” said

readiness program.

Horton. “I’m not the only one to

The main objective of the program, which is offered at the Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo

decide. If you have a

people

campuses,

them.”

and make good

plans and decisions. “I think it’s an amazing program," said Margaret Heard, a

Cambridge camit’s in the community and that I’m a part of it.” In Cambridge, the 10-week program runs twice a year. It includes facilitator at the

.

.

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

such

as

personal

strategies,

program at the Cambridge campus.

training

employment development

of them are out of work,

and career building. "Then they have a two-week job shadowing," said Heard. “That gives them hands-on expe-

them

rience.”

and

There are 17 students group that started Jan. 5. interesting

in It

is

the

an

mix of people of differ-

ent ages and backgrounds.

“They walks of

come from all said Heard. “Some

really life,”

are

decided

do

in

it’s

not what they want to

in their career.

they

came with that’s

some of

workforce but

the

is

The experience

incredibly varied

what makes

a very

good

learning environment.”

For one of the students, the best thing about the program

is

the

new

perspectives and support from people of her

own

of ideas off

lot

age.

After Laura Horton lost her job.

According is

to Bonspille, Gabriel

grand chief’s Kanesatake is overrun

elders have asked

first

cigarettes

knows about it." was not available

Gabriel

Bonspille

condemned

for

one of the problems

him

to

adding is

amend

that

the

election

“This was just the

last

straw,”

said Bonspille about the latest inci-

dent that he called a police “invasion of the

Mohawk

territory.”

He

that some suggested youngsters in his community have an addiction problem that partly stems from the 80 per cent unemployment rate and the

lack of sports facilities

the arson

at

the

territory.

house, but he said the uprising against Gabriel

Bonspille,

code that is “full of holes and does not reflect the will of the community.”

he said it’s smuggling and the next day he said drug (operations),” said it’s Bonspille. “He should make up his mind. And I would like to see the evidence because no other

“At

said

territory’s

by organized crime.

attack that burnt the grand chief’s

was a lot “Here it’s a

just

Gabriel has refused to

the

one. there

that

also guilty of twisting the truth.

chief

was cold and

said.

many

1

comment.

“It

in Ontario.”

Tibbits said the college would continue to improve its health care programs. “Our goal in the college polytechnic area is to be the number 1

was

Horton had been to college before and she said her previous experience was not as good as this

less support,” she said.

Laura Horton used the job

.

courses

are the

you can bounce a

to help students set

pus. "I’m very glad

who

room full of same as you,

community college

resign,”

claims that

between nursing and teaching and I chose nursing with

does not cost anything to enrol in Conestoga’s employment/training

goals

Continued from Page

training readiness program.

torn

simulated

the last straw’

He denied

was

new

health-care college in Ontario," he

being the premier

‘This

Because she was not sure which program to take, the 37-year-old single mother decided to try the "I

it

realistic

itself as

she wanted to go back to school.

Having a good career plan could

is

in their

lab.

nursing

chance

.

nursing students stand beside the operating table

But. he said, just as there

was not triggered

special

squad

sent

to

was no Barrie,

different environment.”

only by his invitation to the police

where the country’s biggest mari-

Another student, Scott Graham, said he looks forward to going to school every morning. “It’s been very helpful,” said Graham about the program. “It’s giving me a lot more ideas and I

squad to come to Kanesatake. “There have been problems in the past with Mr. Gabriel and

juana farm was discovered, there was no reason to send special

like

the

interaction

and being able

with people

to voice

my

opin-

ion."

The new employment/training readiness program will run again in Cambridge in April. Applicants must be at least 19 and must be able to communicate in English.

police forces to Kanesatake either.

Got a hot news tip? Call

Spoke

at ext.

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Commentary

— SPOKE, January 26, 2004

Let’s give

Stronach a chance Can

a millionaire and former chief executive officer of a company lead the new Conservative Party

large auto-parts

of Canada?

Opinions are split. This comes after Belinda Stronach, 37, the former head of Magna International Inc., announced she is running for the leadership of the party. Stronach had recently quit her position as the top executive of the company, a job she took over from her ex-husband in 2001 Verification of Stronach’s decision came only days after

MP

MP

from Keith Martin, and the single Tory who were considering running for the leadership, quit the new party. Martin wants to run for the Liberals in the next election and Bachand has said he would retire, rather than be a part of the new party. Because her father, Frank Stronach, founded Magna, her critics believe that she was born with a silver spoon in her Alliance

Quebec, Andre Bachand r

mouth and she could never survive in politics. It also does not help her that he suffered a failed attempt to secure a seat in the House of Commons during the ’80s. Some ask if this is not a case of Stronach becoming her father’s mar-

B. Stronach:

“I

would wish

for world peace!”

wrong speech!”

Assistant: “Psst! Belinda...

ionette in Ottawa. It’s

also

while

at

no

done her father’s bidding drawing parallels with her

secret that she has

Magna and

critics are

potential future in politics. Stronach's other

weak

include not completing college, a lack of fluent French and limited political background. However, her supporters say that Stronach will bring a fresh approach,

new

ideas and unbiased political views to

model that Canadians She has also been described as open-minded and an excellent listener. Fortune magazine ranked her as one of the most powerful businesswomen in the world and she has also been praised for her charity work. And her former company annually gives two per cent of its gross prof-

the party while being a strong role will support.

it

to a

number of charities.

Stronach has also promoted the contribution of young Canadians in politics, and she is a close friend of former U.S. president Bill Clinton. She has also received endorsements from former Ontario premier Mike Harris and former prime minister Brian Mulroney, whom she is friends with.

So

Living

lionaire with

stands.

still

minimal

Can

political

the daughter of a bil-

experience lead the

new

party?

Why

her words and actions speak for themselves when the time comes, instead of ripping apart her past. Let’s simply forget the fact that she is the daughter of a wealthy man. It’s clear that Stronach is not running for fame and fortune, two things that she already has. Perhaps she truly wants to make a difference instead of sitting on the sidelines like so many other wealthy Canadians. Stronach could make believers out of critics or turn supporters into cynics. Maybe we should let time tell the tale, instead of trying to write it ourselves. let

town,

I

know

this

brands

teacher and people are treating her

speed of light.

Leachman

as if she has a contagious disease.

When

was announced

it

them

male teacher

at

and everyone

town.

containing downloaded child

good gossip,

more

it

it

was

and Grade

that

in

I

made

it

After

Grade 9

so disturb-

pected him. .He was always so a great teacher

who

loved his work. Students even referred to

him

my

this,

friends and

1

were

in

my town was

it

But police

later

with their father will never be the

divided

ing help for his addiction,

wasn’t physically hurting anyone,

probably wouldn't have happened

this.

He

is

now

seek-

which

if

to serve jail time.

a hard road for him, but he can

however,

sat

somewhere

middle. Although

I

people with child

pom

1

demand

for them.

child

pom

is

that

I

The stigma

be more of a

pictures and those

them need

if

way

to

who download

be stopped. The only

they'll ever get help for their

problems

only

is to

open. The less

also felt badly for his wife and

children.

to

Both the people who distribute the

it

websites,

will be

crackdown on child porn websites.

should go unpunished. There

pom

It

life.

There needs

addictions

don't think

he didn't get arrested.

rebuild his

in the

believe that

adding to the problem.

announced

out of

he shouldn’t lose his job or have

Downloading

accidentally.

the public

to deal with, but their relationship

come

there wasn’t a

have done

are

Others thought that because he

could have done anything that

thought he must

young children

have contact with children again.

wouldn’t be child

We

their

can’t even imag-

Not only do they have

denial that our former teacher

repulsive.

what

I

going through.

two groups. Some thought he

can be helped.

inappropriate. first

ine

pom

whispering behind

is

And

same again. However, one good thing did

I,

“creepy” vibes or did anything

At

her back.

should be locked up and never

into

as the “cool”

And he never gave me

teacher.

websites and

That doesn’t happen by accident.

never would have sus-

He was

pom

from his home.

little

12.

guess what is

me

child

confiscated several computers

unsettling for me. This

teacher had taught

ing

was a

also a high school

classes, faculty are avoiding her

Opinion numerous

But while for most people

is

Students are dropping out of her

a local high school

was arrested after child pornography was found on his home computer, it was the hot topic of the

just

as well.

His wife

that a

they traced his credit card to

Letters are

rounds a crime like

Lesley

nice.

not

in a small

news travels fast. And big news travels even faster. So this news must have travelled at the that

I

the question

home

Child porn charge hits

spots

child

pom,

get

it

out in the

demand

there

is

for

the fewer children will

be victimized.

that sur-

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SPOKE, January

26,

2004

— Page 5

Bargaining team

backs down OPSEU cracks By NICK

under pressure

HORTON

resigned.

He

misled,” said Riehl.

felt

the pay increase wasn’t

high enough and was inadequate

Disillusioned, misled and chickened out. These are just a few of the feelings some Conestoga College support staff have towards the Ontario Public Service Employees Union

(OPSEU)

I

felt

given the union’s position. “I

felt

wasn’t different than

it

management’s

my he

bargaining team.

opinion

and

original offer

said.

Lisa Nequest, president of Local

After almost four months without

238,

understood

she

said

why

a contract, support staff at Ontario’s

Riehl resigned as mobilizer and

24 community colleges ratified an agreement over the holidays. Although Conestoga College sup-

happy he didn’t resign from

port

voted 70 per cent

staff

favour of the

new

in

almost took

He was

as of Sept.

illusioned.

I

2003, an additional

2004 and another

A Waterloo Hawks’ player and Conestoga Condors player collide during a women’s soccer game on Jan. 15 at the recreation centre. The Hawks won 5-2.

(the contract offer)

it

personally.

three per cent in

Hawks devour Condors

"He turned around and got everyone so pumped-up for a strike, he

which

contract,

(Photo by Carla Sandham)

is

his

position as secretary.

guarantees a three per cent increase 1,

in

was unacceptable,”

it

am

very, very dis-

just glad he isn't

so far disillusioned that he would choose to leave the union completely,” said Nequest. Nequest understands Santos’s and

half per cent in 2005, they aren’t

happy with the way the bargaining team folded under pressure.

Riehl’s frustration, but believes the

deal wasn’t going to get sweeter.

think

“I

it

is

a good

contract, but

have been

were

“I truly believe that this

we were going

we

basically told

was the

to be offered

without going on strike and even

We

better.

we were going

best

could

it

go have been worth

n’t

to

out,

it

if

I

would-

she said.

strike,”

In a press release, chair of the

I am struggling to understand course material I feel I am having trouble keeping up with my daily

OPSEU

bargaining team, Marilou Martin-Benoit, praised the new

Conestoga employee

contract.

“This

it

is

we

and

for less

We

better.

were

wouldn't settle did. 1 wish the bar-

Rob

and

a step for-

are

real

break-

College support echo these comments. John Anderson, which isn’t his real name because of fear of backlash, wasn’t impressed by the way the bargaining team handled the

OPSEU

Santos has good reason to be negotiations,

During

made us

Six ways no,” and “Parity. simple justice.” Countless e-mails were also sent to Conestoga College support staff It’s

enough.

I

Rick Moore, also a pseudonym, believes

their union These e-mails rallied support staff on various topics, including wage increases and ben-

division.

members from

believe three per cent was-

have been through two prior contract disputes and this one was the worse. They chickened out,” he said. n’t

deal?

come

next contract they

Local 238.

might not be so lucky.

efits.

“Yes, we made gains in benefits, but they aren’t benefits that can be utilized by the majority of the

union members,” he

One e-mail read: “When deciding whether or not three per cent a year for each of the next three wage

a reasonable

Moore

offer,

-

Property tax, up five per cent.

-

Heating your home, up.

And

is

darity, er.

Ed

half

when

in

said.

optimistic

much

about a year and a

they go back to the bar-

only think

like

hydro, well,

over.”

Each e-mail ended

change

not

it

will

change

if

we

change the entire bargaining team. But next time, because of things

just wait until the provincial election

will

“I

Gas for the car, way up. House and auto insurance,

through the roof!

is

gaining table.

here are a few things to remember: - Water bill, up nine per cent.

•-

My I

marks reflect challenges

am

feeling

“They promised big things and

OPSEU

posted sheets that featured slogans such as, “Is three per cent a good

-

situation.

frustrated.

is

work.

Some Conestoga

member.

years

staff don’t

Santos, a Conestoga

College employee

is

throughs.”

gaining team would have done what they said they were going to do,” said

contract

for our

negotiated

we

basically told

new

members,” she said. “Some of the improvements we

ward

a good contract, but

could have been

if

team could have brought us without going on

and we did.” Rob Santos,

it

tutor

the best the bargaining

wouldn’t settle for less

“I think

may need a

This was

it.

with, “In soli-

Riehl, secretary/mobiliz-

Local 238.”

the

provincial

deficit

you CAN IDENTIFY WITH ONE OR MORE OF THESE STATEMENTS PEER SERVICES CAN HELP WITH ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT VISIT STUDENT SERVICE 2B04 IF

being

underestimated and the Liberals only being halfway through their I think the government will have us in the barrel. Why are they going to make it easy on us?”

term,

THE CONTRACT

However, when the union asked Riehl to

sell the latest offer,

now

the current contract, he resigned his position.

“As mobilizer 1 was

selling a point

of view. The next day sell

another and that

I

was is

told to

when

I

Three per cent pay increase in 2003 Three per cent pay increase in

2004 Half per cent pay increase. in 2005

msm

division indoor


News

— SPOKE, January 26, 2004

Page 6

CSI

comedians

to re-evaluate

The Sanctuary should be packed and By

DAWN HASSON

come back. “He appealed to international

also featured in the stand-up

ask to

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) hopes to keep us laughing in the

said

dents,”

“The

Egleston.

stu-

dents responded well to him.”

future.

“As far as comedians go, it will definitely be something we will Sam keep on doing,” said Egleston, CSI’s communications

really

well,”

as comedians go, will

imitated his father yelling at

throughout

specialist

Currently,

television Josol has performed in the top

Asian comedian Ron Josol made students laugh in the the Sanctuary Jan. 7. He will be one of the comedians CSI may

comedy

ming).

he took the lead

in the

work.

Comedy Now on CTV/Comedy network. He was

CSI

In 2001,

the

lifestyle

clubs across the country.

comedy

teenage

his

when he would women.

said

Egleston.

is

Canada’s largest comedy talent has more than agency and professional comedians 200 throughout Canada.

Canada. Josol joked about his heritage in his noon show at Conestoga. He

catch

years

him with

come

to the

using

its

to

events Low

is

hosting

FLIP

series

Conestoga (CSI)

come

its

Students

re-evaluating

is

Inc.

events

its

calendar because of moderate

(funky,

The comedians who work at Yuk Yuk’s perform countless shows

to

DAWN HASSON

By

contract with

the

and information programIt airs on the Omni2 net-

gets

turnouts

disappointing

school by

Yuk Yuk’s Canada.

Josol

comedians the school by using

special

CSI gets comedians

him

future

comedians to schools for a

reasonable price. The association

in

keep on doing.” Sam Egleston, CSI communications

offers

the

as

Yuk Yuk’s Canada, which

with

Filipino-Canadian comedian

first

be

will definitely

something we

However, CSI might reconsider some of the comedians who have

comedians do

far it

specialist.

come to the school in the past. "Some comedians flop and get heckled by the students and some

struggles

his

“As

come-

rethinks

of laughs

full

dy show Comedy Club 54. Rogers Cable filmed a short documentary on his life called Different But the Same. It covered

stu-

CSI

to

in

inns

at

and

universities across

contract

resorts,

colleges

restaurants,

and and

Canada.

some events. About 100 people came to the Welcome Back Blow Out Bash on Jan. 8. This came as no surattendance at

prise to staff at CSI.

“A

lot

of our pubs have been

attended moderately and

GROUPS AND WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE

I

think

opens our eyes again that things need to be continuously transformed and need to appeal it

Winter, 2004

just

to the student population,” said

(Room 2B04

Register In Student Services

Ext. 3360)

Ethan Miller, CSI’s vice-president of activities.

Sam

Egleston, CSI’s

nications

specialist,

commusaid

the

event was already on the schedule so they

GROUPS/

#

WORKSHOPS

OF

REGISTER BY ..

'

'

...

it.

it

again,” Egleston said.

There wasn’t enough time

to

advertise the event since it was held within four days of students returning to school from

'

V,

J

>

;

the winter break.

_

Miller said monthly planning might be done instead of having

GLBT Message Ongoing

(gay,

to hold

.•

,

Board

had

probably wouldn’t do

.

.

SESSIONS

FACILITATOR

START DATE

“We

Barb Kraler

Register online at

lesbian, bisexual,

www.conestogac.on.ca

transgender)

Click student

a yearly calendar.

“We

should not necessarily

assume we have calendar

a static events

does not change with student enthusithat

asm,” said Miller.

services/resources

Egleston

said

successful

events have had a theme, such

Virtual

Mature

Ongoing

Click student services office

Joy Tomasevic

/

Student

Halloween, Mardi Gras and the toga party events. as the

Community “Student interests

Relaxation

1

Techniques

February 10

February 11

change. And so

th

Brenda Anderson

pm 4:00 pm

th

2:30

should our events.”

&

Ethan

CSI

Jennifer

Meksula

Miller,

vice-president

However, Miller said the blow wasn’t a complete

out bash

* Public

4

February 2

nd

Speaking Anxiety Group

bust.

Week of February 9

Shawna th

Bernard Jeannie

&

McLean

“The turnout was moderate was a buzz going on.

but there It's

not

like

people

weren’t

dancing.

“They were out on the floor; were having a good

they

time,” he said. Staff at

*

Test Anxiety

4

February 2

nd

Group *When

towards

Week of February 9

Joan Magazine th

Once

a time

Every attempt is made to accommodate the timetables and place have been established, we will contact you or you can check in with us if you

prefer.

Some workshops have established times and rooms. Check when you

events in the future. “If a business is not re-evalu-

and re-imaging themselves and reinventing themselves every single day, then eventually something is going to go wrong. The business world changes. The college interests changes. Student change. And so should our ating themselves

signing up for these groups, please leave a copy of your timetable.

of the majority of registrants.

CSI will be working improving student

register.

events,” said Miller.


News

Studying By

DARREN SMITH

This year they have noticed an increase in college students going to the university in Sydney.

K.O.M consultants came to the Doon campus of Conestoga

"We have about 70

College Jan. 14 to entice students to the University of Western

dents

this

"This

Sydney in Australia. The company helps with the

year,"

number we've

First-year graphic

design

universities in the

Australia

in

United Kingdom. Owners Ron and Susanne Kelly

started 14 years ago with two other partners. The other partners

have since left but their initials remain in the company name. In January 2003 there were

more than 300 students across Canada starting their graduate and undergraduate studies in the two countries according to K.O.M representative Helen McCart.

The numbers

same

are the

for

and

Zitella

Thompson

are consider-

guarantees two years' credit towards their degree. Most of the degrees in Australia are three

ing

further

background in jourand graphic

nalism,

advertising

design.

What appeals

it

to Zitella

would be something "1 think it would be

being the

in a different

same

interesting

culture doing

done different

it's

"If

I

design

is

program

university

graphic them.

McCart

is

different.

from Ontario." Both students said there local

years but some, like the engineering degree, run for four years.

that

"A

lot

no

This

campus

that's

its

of the Conestoga students

are very ambitious," said McCart. "It's a wonderful college."

a

is

McCart's

but

couple

McCart

have to go far away

Conestoga offers

students and is well respected within Ontario for the type of courses offered.

for

appeals to

said

variety to

thing," said Zitella, "and

how

seeing

January she said.

this

Daniella

Michelle

them

years' credit in the universi-

four-year program. For students having a three-year college diploma the university

stu-

going to the University of Western Sydney, as it would give

several

two ty's

study

and two

from the Conestoga

graphic design program can get

had."

dents

They represent

Students

McCart.

application process on behalf of Canadian students wanting to

overseas.

with me," said Thompson, long as the university is good." line

"as

college stu-

said

the largest

is

down under

the land

in

K.O.M

first

of times will

time on be here

tries to

each term.

return

Feb.

17

between 10 and 2 p m.

DARREN SMITH remember

"This really helps people who have trouble getting information off the page," said Greshan.

the course, strategies for student

The computer programs and

Many

students

success, takes

it

but

some

Lynn

topics

applies student.

disability

one step

strategist

in

them

Her goal

is

will

further.

services

Learning

Greshan the

specifically to

takes

course and the

to

come up with

a

up the information they need and find ways to work around any

services offered to students is not special treatment but extra aids to

help

difficulty

they

may

have. If a

student has difficulty read-

reach

their

full

potential.

"The goal is to help students produce to the best of their abilities," said Greshan.

strategy to help students pick

processing

students

Assistance

is

offered to students

whatever area they require help

in in.

They

are

still

responsible for

producing their own work and assignments Greshan said.

A

learning disability refers to a

ing Greshan wants to look at the

variety of disorders affecting the

process they use to read to find

acquisition,

out

if

they understand and

com-

prehend what they've read. If a

student has this difficulty

they can use the Kurzweil reader.

under-

retention,

and weakest subject. in one subject doesn't indicate a learning prob-

show what

the specific

problem

ty

it's

in

life

you know there's a difficulworth finding out about,"

reading, writing and mathematics.

computer read it back while viewing it on the screen.

person with a learning disability will

ty

have a larger difference between

achieve their educational goals.

she said.

A

"It is

Whatever the services

never too

late."

difficulty disabili-

will

help

students

Multiculturalism

Canada?

English your second

Have you recently language? Are you on international student visa, of landed immigrant status, or did your family originate from a country other than Canada? Have you recently emigrated from a war-torn country? Are you dealing with issues such as culture shock, unfamiliarity with college or community resources, racism, or a lack of cultural familiarity? Will you be experiencing a Canadian winter for the

first

Is

time?

becoming enriched more and more with students from various cultural backgrounds. This creates a wonderful opportunity for growth, learning, and diversity. However, it can also pose transition issues for those who are new to the country and the college.

Our college community

Feb. 5.

Conestoga Students

is

you need support dealing with these transitions, help is available. You can talk to your teachers, classmates, friends, or counsellors in Student Services. The Multicultural Support Group offered through Student Services provides an opportunity to meet new people and talk about issues related to being in a new country. The Peer Host Service offers one-on-one matches with your peers for the purpose of support and friendship. To learn more about resources at the college and in the community, visit

you

feel

Student Services.

A message from Student

Services

(CSI)

backyard pond. Students and faculty are asked to get pledges prior to the jump, to help raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Approximately $2,500 raised last year.

CSI

who

organize the event,

more students

hoping to

is

is

helping to

wants to see

get involved in school

and raising money. Brock is planning to add different twists to spirit

this year's

event to

make

it

more

fun.

"This year we're going to be judging the plungers on the runway.

You

can dress up as anybody,

be a

bused to Conestoga College to participate in the Polar Plunge activities.

Students or faculty can pick up pledge forms and put their name on a sign-up sheet at the CSI office in order to enter. Entrants

who

raise

$50 or more

win

Fit For Heart gear from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, such as baseball caps,

are also eligible to

Thermoses, sports bags,

T-shirts,

pullover shirts, cookbooks, exercise

it

will

Paramedics, lifeguards and an ambulance will be on the scene to ensure that nobody falls beneath the ice when they jump into the 2- by 1

15-foot hole. First-year law

and security adminbeing asked to

istration students are

volunteer as security for the event in

order to gain

CSI

some volunteer

will also

hours.

be organizing a pub

bunch of fun, and hey, who doesn't want to get hypothermia?" Brock

night in the evening to celebrate the

jokes.

Tease-Freeze with music and alco-

As

well as dressing up to

more

make

Conestoga College will be competing this year with the University of Guelph to see which school can raise the most things

interesting,

hol being served.

They

will also be giving

order

come

to

encourage students

who

ple entered the Polar Plunge.

clothing on you, you can't

as

we

University of) Guelph, I'd

beat I'd

really like to

(the

students

for

naked."

she

said.

"And

keep the thongs

let's

make

mum."

any

plan to enter this

"You have to have some

be pretty the

to

to the fun-filled event.

year's Polar Plunge.

long

away

four free trips to Daytona, Fla., in

The school winner will be determined by how much money is raised when compared to how many peo"As

Naked

Polar Plunge called the Bear

Brock has one request

pledges.

happy, but If

Inc.

hosts the Polar Plunge every year, where students help raise money for charity by jumping into the college's

studies student

scan written work and then have

to

Students need to start taking cold showers and practising their backstroke in preparation for Conestoga College's annual Polar Plunge on

said.

Plans are in the works to have students from the University of Guelph

monitor.

"If

moved from your home country

$3,000 mark," Brock

Debbie Brock, a third-year special

later

strength

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

RYAN CONNELL

this year.

until

This program allows students to the

By

said

tion.

like

the Polar Plunge

mats and yoga balls, or a Timex Ironman Watch with a heart rate

Greshan.

studies

out at

chill

beat their record by raising $3,000

students

verbal and/or non-verbal informa-

particular

Jan. 14.

go through school not knowing a problem

Some

exists

in

Doon

Plan to

was

areas are.

standing, organization or use of

People have various degrees of

at

Not doing well

"There has to be a big difference," said Greshan. "It's this difference counsellors look for." Learning disabilities are often suggested by a sudden low academic achievement or achievement that is maintained only by extremely high levels of effort and support. Educational testing offered through disability services will

and

(left)

Helen

their strongest

lem.

Thompson

Daniella Zitella look over educational opportunities at the University of Western Sydney. K.O.M. representative

McCart was

Students reach their potential with help from disability services By

(Photo by Darren Smith)

First-year graphic design students Michelle

sort of

jump

in

please,

to a mini-


Page 8

— SPOKE, January 26, 2004


News

New Year’s Eve By

RYAN CONNELL

SPOKE, January

is

26,

2004

— Page 9

relived at rez

bands were donated by Conestoga Students Inc.

Students dressed up

in their for-

Security had a list of all formalgoers and their birth dates, which

mal evening gowns and suits to square dance and do the YMCA dance at the residence’s annual semi-formal event on Jan. 15. The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre’s semi-formal attracted a crowd of 70 residents and guests out of the approximately 530 students in the residence. This year’s event doubled last year’s attendance, with only 33

trying to use their identifications at

tickets sold in 2003. Tickets cost

the sports bar.

$20 each, which was an increase from the $ 2 per person or $20 per

student

couple ticket price

they tried to use the

1

The

last year.

was

event

Edelweiss Sports

held

Bar and

600 Doon Valley Rd.,

the

at

Grill,

in their

ban-

quet room.

Resident adviser Debbie Brock, a third-year special

studies student

who

organized the event, said the semi-formal exceeded her expectations.

went a

“It

lot better

than expect-

ed,” she said. “I personally didn’t

expect much."

The semi-formaTs theme was celebrating the new year, where all partygoers counted down to midnight at the end of the night to recreate

New

Year's Eve. Students

blew horns, kissed and celebrated

when

the clock hit 12 a.m.

Brock was worried some students wouldn't participate

in

New

the

Year’s activities. “Not a lot of people got to spend New Year's together (in Kitchener).

They got

to

get to spend here,”

she

into the

spend

home

friends back

it

said.

it

with their

but they didn’t

with their friends “Everybody got

countdown which

I

was

very excited about." Students were served a cold buffet

and could purchase alcohol.

Students were given wristbands the door to either verify they

at

were

old -enough to drink alcohol or they

were underage. Age-verified wri

were provided by residence management, that verified which students were able to drink.

Brock said there was some trouble with students presenting fake

IDs.

Those who were caught were

prohibited from the semi-formal’s bar, but

it

didn't stop the students

from leaving the banquet room and

"They got

else

who

pretty

mouthy with our

security.

Unfortunately,

ID of someone

so that wasn't very smart," Brock said. lives in residence,

The evening’s entertainment was provided by Conestoga resident Glen Sutherland of DJ Fright, a second-year computer programming analyst student. Sutherland has provided entertainment for the residence's semiformals in the past and for many other various functions. Sutherland promotes his services www.djfright.com. His music got the students

at

(Photos by Ryan Connell)

Top, Jonelle Bolduc, Brennan

on the dance floor with slow dancing, square dancing, grinding and mimicking their favourite artists. A wide range of music was played including the Village People, Cotton Eyed Joe and Missy Elliot. Brock said it wasn't too hard to get students on the dance floor. “There was some interesting active

Kincaid, Katelyn Hamilton

Samantha Dykstra enjoy

New Year’s Left, all of

cart.

It

was

festivities.

the guys did the

“lawnmower” for the male spot dance for the evening.

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26,

2004

News

— Page 10

Psychic

wows

students

in

the Sanctuary Dan Valkos By

gets good reviews

DAWN HASSON

comedian Valkos

Students at Conestoga College were happy with psychic entertainer

Dan Valkos, who came

impressed and Ethan Miller, vice-

“Students were intrigued," said

president of student activities for

Conestoga Students

He tive

Inc. (CSI).

said he received a lot of posi-

comments from

students in the

happen every

that

year.

He

offers

classes

psychic

in

development, meditation and, of course, he gives psychic readings. Valkos has been involved in the psychic field for 30 years. He is the former director of the

Enlightenment

Paranormal Centre.

He

hallways, as well as from students

who

comedian.”

a part of CSI’s tradi-

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school Jan. 14.

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last few years, and keep him coming. works and it's a nice thing for

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answered by Valkos.

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provide. "It's

said the meals have been well received

Preikschas said he enjoys being really busy and is excited about the new menu

variety to

the students.

enjoyed his experience so

cook," said

meals fail then we’re back to the drawing board trying something else,” he said.

This year cafeteria management hired a

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of the chef.

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Conestoga College might not have an amazing selection of food for students, but it’s not bad and it's getting better.

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Annual alumni soccer tournament kicks off Jan. 31 in rec centre By JENNIFER

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tournament comprised of 2003-2004 varsity college teams, including Conestoga’s team.

This weekend former Conestoga College athletes are

coming back

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event,

and Feb.

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Two men’s and two women’s teams made up of Conestoga alumni will be taking over

Then, on Sunday, the women's teams will

first.

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Also on Sunday, there

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— SPOKE, January 26, 2004

to diversify students’ thoughts

Photos hope By RYAN

CONNELL

that learning about family diversity

creates a space for children to cele-

A

photography exhibit to cele-

was on

brate family diversity

play in the blue

room

cafeteria at

Conestoga College on Jan.

The photo-text exhibit, Our Family: Portraits ot

Kinds

view,

ter,

multiracial,

and

physically

mentally challenged, gay and

single-parented,

bian-parented, interfaith,

les-

and multi-generational

point

of

themselves and their

reflected

in

curricu-

the

lum," Secrett said. “I it

want each viewer of the exhibthat individuals can

to believe

make

a

difference

creating

in

awareness and acceptance just by taking small steps in the right direction."

The

families.

The photography display was

families.

believe children have the

I

families

of Families, celebrated a variety of families, including: adoptive, fos-

all

“From an educator’s right to see

14.

called In all

brate and appreciate

dis-

exhibit helped demonstrate

that there are

happy and flourishing kinds, that children

directed towards early childhood

families of

education students and educators, but all Conestoga College students

can be hurt by stereotyping and prejudice, how children feel about

from 10:30

unique aspects of their families, to value difference, and that they need models for accepting what may not

were invited

to

view

it

a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

all

be the “norm.” Two family diversity workshops

The exhibit organizer felt the workshop was informative and very hands-on

were held featuring the

photo

exhibit.

The

first

workshop began

at

4:30

p.m. and was facilitated by firstyear early childhood education stu-

for the students.

Tye-Robins. Ashly were asked to focus on one of the portraits and brainstorm ideas on how early childhood educators could, for example, be more welcoming to an immigrant family

Many photographs

in a child-care setting.

exhibit

dent

Each photograph included background information on the family members and provided insight about their feelings toward each other. The photographs were taken by Gigi Kaeser with text explanations

by Peggy Gillespie. The two

run

a

called

non-profit

organization

Family Diversity Projects

Founded organization works

Inc. in Massachusetts.

in

to

1998, the eliminate prejudice, stereotyping,

and harassment of people

who

feel

discriminated against for various reasons.

Exhibit organizer Shelley Secrett, a former

Conestoga College early

childhood education student, thinks

Participants

Secrett

felt

the

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

on Jan.

depicting a wide range of

families were on display

at the family diversity

14.

workshop was

informative and very hands-on for the students.

“Students appreciated being challenged in this way and they left the workshop wanting to make a difference already in their field placements,” Secrett said. An evening workshop was facili-

by Sara Maki and Aislinn Clancy from the Kitchener YMCA. The workshop was open to the tated

virtual child-care centre

workshop

Students Inc.

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dren, families and individuals.

by focus-

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The

The workshops were sponsored by the early childhood education program, the alumni association, Conestoga College’s women’s resource group, and Conestoga

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SPOKE, January

Beware before signing on

26,

2004

— Page 13

lease’s dotted line

By JASON MIDDLETON your

It’s

first

Landlords must also ensure the is heated to at least 21 C. Now, lets say you miss your dog and decide to bring home a pet to your “no pels allowed” apartment

time and you arc a

building

bit scared.

You don’t know guy

front of

in

paper

is

the rules and the you pushing the

intimidating.

building.

However, you’ve been apartments and this one

Landlords cannot say pets are not

to a lot of is

allowed

the best

yet.

pet

You

get

ready to sign, but the question is do you understand what you're

The

signing?

for

their

first

ORHT

rep said, "A landlord

can turn away a prospective tenant if he knows they have a pet.

For many students, putting their name on a lease goes hand-in-hand in their

a building unless your

lot and the owner does not clean up after the -pel, according to the ORHT.

your pen out and you’re

with a sigh of relief

in

barking a

is

However, il a tenant comes in, even signing something agreeing not to

search

home away from

have a pet and they bring one in, s nothing the landlord can

home. According

there

do.”

Waterloo’s

to University of off-campus housing officer, Roni Destreich, students should know what they are looking

Students leaving for a workterm or co-op placement have an option of sub-letting their room, but when

for in a lease before they sign any-

doing so the student must check

thing.

with the landlord beforehand. Subletting is where someone

“1 just tell

just

them

that they

should

be reading the lease because

most leases are standard.

If they

don’t

should

either have the landlord explain it to them or that they at least have

someone look over it with them to them what they

services

understand

it

they

and explain

don’t understand.”

Destreich said this for

is

a big step

many

big

students. "I think that’s a fear for students who have

never lived off-campus.

commitment make.” Before

that

they

It’s

have

the to

anything Destreich suggests students check out at least five different apartment listings. "It’s

look

Conestoga

College’s student housing list allows stu-

dents a chance to check out local housing options. A search can be done based on location, gender preference, facilities available and other important things that influ-

ence

how happy

a person will be as

a tenant.

signing

very

important that they

and different compare prices and

at different areas

dwellings to

what’s being offered,”

Destreich

Destreich gives students a checklist that allows them to evaluate the apartment. “It’s very important that they do take a look at everything. Flush toi-

on showers, check for water pressure and talk to current lets,

turn

students

A man

But what happens once you’ve moved in, thrown some paint on those ugly walls (if you can) and throw your first party? That broken door or hole in the wall can lead to eviction if the situation

not handled properly.

is

The Ontario

who

are living there,” said

Housing

helps solve disputes between landlords and tenants through mediation or adjudication, regulates rent increases and educates landlords and tenants about the rights and obligations

each

under

has

Tenant

the

Protection Act.

refused to give her

last

landlord (if they are there) can serve an eviction notice for damage

and gives the tenant seven days to pay for the damage or fix it. If it is done the landlord then cancels the notice. If it is not done the landlord can proceed to the tribunal and try for an eviction and an order to cover

the cost.”

Destreich says student often complain about landlords not following through on repairs and that

comes

when

By KATE

VANDEVEN

the

into the unit with-

out 24 hours’ notice.

adventure and a world of media and

but

across the college.”

Diving

in the

Red

Sea, climbing

Vietnam and hitchhiking across Europe don’t sound like the activities of your average Conestoga employee. However, this doesn’t even begin mountains

to

in

cover the adventures the new

chair of

Mark

media and

liberal studies,

What

ers though,

interact with students.

He

says, “Part of

gy has been going

my

some

methodolo-

into the class-

practical,

to get-

hands-on

experience with the students.”

Derro, has experienced so far

in his life.

By the age of 1, he had travelled most of Ontario, by 15 he had canoed across most of the province and by 18 he had hitchhiked across 1

“I’m looking forward to

experience with students.”

Mark Derro, and liberal

Europe.

And

Derro has lived and worked in the United Arab Emirates. So how did he end for the last 10 years.

Conestoga College? After a decade of being overseas, Derro decided it was time to come home to Canada. He says he was at a point in his life where he needed to find a job up

at until

he retired

my

initial visit

a huge

Destreich.

“Most landlords will try and work things out with everyone living in the house although always work.”

doesn’t

it

make

sure they are going to be suf-

And

and

effective.”

if this

doesn’t work, “I like

to say everything

is

If it’s not

continually revise

firmly written

working, we'll

it.”

Although Derro has only been working at the college for less then two months, he says he is excited to be working here and feels he has a fantastic team to work with. Before coming to the college, Derro was in the United Arab Emirates, where he set up a media program. The mandate of the program was to allow Emiratis the opportunity to

enough about media so

learn

within the country.

client,

adds.

this

program,

all

the

matter where Derro

is

situated,

he

on a “team approach.” “I don’t think one person can make a decision as good as if we get a group of people together and come up with a decision that encompasses different perspecrelies

In his time here,

would have

to

held by ex-patriots. However, no

Derro says he

like to strengthen the posi-

in the

and its programs community.

However, he says realistically happen “with a flip of

a light switch.”

He

figures this will

“It’s more realistic to maintain open channels of communication with the client-base, the employeebase and the info-structure within the college to make sure whatever changes we do are examined, to

departments, not only within the

where you’re not getting along with one or two of them, you can’t break your contract because you’re not getting along with your roommate,” said students,

I’m involved with the who is the student,” Derro

if

the position the college has in the

the last

media and liberal studies, has Arab Emirates, where he spent 10 years teaching and designing a media program.

sions

be a 10-

recently returned from the United

the

issues

reporting and media positions were

I

potential to assist in maintaining

community, but also to expand it. I also saw the opportunity to make some changes and allow for interaction between

in

can make better deci-

believe

this will not

saw on

roommate

the

can be a real problem because if you signed a 12-month agreement and you’re living with four other

Prior "I

looking

international

of

studies

tion the college

for.

roommate

they could take important positions

and Conestoga was in his top two. Derro says, “The challenge of the job fit perfectly with what I was“I

Mark Derro, the new chair

chair ofmedia

at

he could work

(Photo by Kate Vandeven)

some hands-on

getting

residences,

you’re living out

in butter.

rooms. I’m looking forward ting

“When

community

ficient

his determination to

is

in

problems while renting apartments cannot be solved easily by moving to another room.

Derro apart from oth-

sets

else

possibilities

studies,

liberal

someone

Landlords can evict you if someone they don’t know is renting out an apartment from you. Unlike

landlord

to

for a temporary period of time.

name, said that damage to an apartment can be a big problem, “The

their privacy is threatened

Colleen, a representative from the

ORHT who

of ideas,

Rental

(ORTH)

Tribunal

Destreich.

says.

room

rents out a

Students looking for an apartment can find i, to be a fough experience. Once the place of your dreams, be aware that if you do not behave properly you could end up on the street. Landlords can also turn away prospective tenants if he or she knows they have a pet.

to 15-year challenge.

tives.”

Despite facing this lenge to get

in his life,

back

new

chal-

Derro also wants

into canoeing, finish

his

PhD

the

day before, a challenge

education, live each day to its fullest and make the world a better place then it was

in itself.

in

all

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SPOKE, January

— Page 15

2004

26,

Drive safe ads look

curb accidents

to

By JASON They

are

not

NOE

for the

weak of

lree and Waterloo regional police also contributed $ 1 27,500 in funding for the campaign.

heart.

“They are going

New

graphic

advertisements

depicting car accidents are currently hitting

television screens, radio

newspapers and billboards

stations,

attention,” said

to get people’s

Waterloo regional

police public affairs co-ordinator Olat Heinzel. "They examine the

worst case scenarios that can often occur when people do not drive

an attempt to reduce the number of accidents on the region’s road-

responsibly.

ways.

to

The Region of Waterloo organcampaign named Drive to Stay Alive and it is aiming to reduce the number of motorists

Heinzel hopes the public is impacted by the messages because

injured or killed by five per cent

“The Ministry of Transportation estimates that every fatality costs

in

ized the

annually.

Some

of the advertise-

ments illustrate babies flying out of back seats and killing their mothers, accident victims going to

morgues and body bags being The advertisements began

closed.

running on Jan.

The

19.

campaign

safety

was

launched as a result of the alarming

some

morbid sometimes

It’s

people.”

motorist fatalities are not only tragic, but also costly to the region.

the

economy almost $8

million in

and indirect costs,” said Heinzel. “These advertisements will remind everyone who is a driver that the onus on safety is really on each individual. We all have a part to play.” direct

Mark Whaley,

a Waterloo city

increase in traffic accidents across

councillor,

Waterloo Region.

people do not have a clear understanding of the consequences of

than

2002, more

In

1,630 accidents occurred in

the region, resulting in 31 fatalities,

a 33 per cent increase since 1998.

They hope

the graphic nature of the

advertisements will

send a clear message to drivers about the risks

believes

that

The

as

The

Two

Furious,

Furious and the

Fast and

Fast

youth that

will

something

happen overnight. Consistent and blunt messages will eventually hit home.” The advertisements focus on the importance of wearing seat belts and the risks of speeding, which are geared toward young adults. CKCO-TV produced the commercials and they will be aired in regular rotation on their channel. Sports anchorman Jim Van Home

not

that

will

even voiced the advertisements for

it’s

the region.

easy targets

Two

Whaley. “This message is also reinforced by automobile manufacturers who target young people with their cars that go from zero to well beyond the speed limit in the

it

in

Idling vehicles

movie Torque send clear messages to

have a positive effect on many people over an extended period of time," said Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr. “It is think

crashes

By

latest racer

of not driving safely. "I

Cambridge firefighters help Keith Canning examine his car after he slid and hit an iron fence on King in Cambridge on Jan. 13. That day, blowing snow and slippery roads caused more than 80

Street

young

speeding.

“Such movies

(Photo by Petr Cihacek)

Car troubles

cool to speed,” said

blink of an eye.”

DAWN HASSON

Getting your car to cold winter months

at least five to

warm

"tip,

start

in the

If

A car

will

10 minutes to especially with the cold

weather. But leaving your car running unattended only makes it an easy

Whaley, a father of two young applauds the campaign because he feels it will make peo-

target for thieves.

ple realize the dangers of not driv-

police service, said the best

adults,

if you’re in it, or other people around.”

tough.

is

needs

car

who

Olaf Heinzel,

is

in charge of

public affairs for Waterloo regional

way

to

ing safely.

prevent car theft would be to get a

“The nature of these ads is quite graphic, but in a world where shock value is an everyday tool in advertising, I think the messaging

block heater.

really works.”

outlet.

unit that

is

It is

is

you’re in a parking

go

there are

thieves

lot,

for cars that are hidden

from view. “If- you ’re parked

in the

back of

the building, your vehicle is likely to be stolen. Thieves

do

more won’t

they’re going to get caught,” said Heinzel. it if

Keep your

car in a parking area

with other cars. theft

This will prevent

while the car

warm

while you

it

alone and

sits

your car

two keys, one for the ignition and one to lock the doors while your

probably the

safest

and

car

warms

“Thieves take the cars and they

and “They could be Montreal, put on a ship

sold,” said Heinzel.

taken to

and sent overseas.” Heinzel said the Hyundai Tyberon is popular with thieves. Chrysler products are among

common

other

vans are popular with thieves.”

Older vehicles are stolen

“The only problem with this is smash the windows,

thieves.

“They're only stolen

the thief can

wqnts to take drive it and ditch

just

“Your car may need only five minwarm up in the morning and then you’re good to go.” The unit costs about $100 to install and keeps your car warm

Heinzel. “Wherever you're parked, keep an eye on the car.” Drivers can also keep their cars in

said Heinzel.

you don’t have in

to

the morning,

warn up your car which

will

also

save on gas.

“A

starters.

Waterloo

the

trend,

students

it

warms

in the

your

PITCH-IN!

still

more

someone

it

somewhere,”

However, sometimes vehicles are broken into because a thief sees something valuable inside, like a

“One of

Conestoga

the

main things

sider with thieves

what

be careful.

vehicles are

tive to thieves

up.

thief is less likely to steal

“Some

at

if

for a joyride;

it

stereo system.

regional

police haven’t seen car theft as a

College should

Heinzel suggested staying vehicle while

a garage or purchase electric car

While

less

because they are less attractive to

up.

or break the lock to get in,” said

through the cold winter night, so

are

that

steal,” said

cheapest solution,” said Heinzel. utes to

vehicles

stolen.

“Chrysler products are easy to Heinzel. “Their mini-

up.

Heinzel also suggested keeping

installed into

Luxury or sporty vehicles are often stolen to sell for their valuable parts. are exported to other countries

a small heating

engine by a mechanic, and then you can plug it into a household “It

if

is

is

to con-

to ask yourself

their intent?” said Heinzel.

He

encourages students at Conestoga College to always be on

attrac-

than others,” said

Heinzel.

the alert.

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26,

News

2004

Paul Martin

Profile:

He wants a more focused and active government By JEFF

MORLEY

When

it

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develop-

disease, the United

and other

Martin was sworn Globe and

issues are also on the agenda for

was

the

Paul

Ottawa native. Martin came to Ottawa from Windsor with his family when he

end of a

the

plan

missile

States’

into office Dec. 12, the

Mail said

economic

Security,

ment,

Liberal era. Despite being a self-

made

Martin has millionaire, pledged to uphold the social stan-

was eight years

old.

His father,

was also involved in politics. He was away a lot visiting his Windsor constituency and

dards of his late father.

Paul Martin

Martin swept the Liberal leadermore than 93 per cent of the ballots. His current

fulfilling

his

Martin

consistently argued in

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political record is also impressive.

CBC

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political

duties.

article,

favour of social programs, such as

Martin, as finance chair, was able

health care and old-age security.

to balance five consecutive federal

These same ideals can be seen in Prime Minister Martin’s agenda.

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We

new

have entered a

genera-

comes

Well,

we’re talking about wire-

if

phones that is. Twenty years ago we were introduced to the cellphone, a mobile less

way of side in

calling

basically

you'll be late or

having

to

say

by your case of emergencies.

Now

those

ancient

it

brick-sized

phones have been replaced with minis that can fit into a breast

Ten years ago, second generation or digital phones as we know them, became the newest fad. Now in Canada, it's picture phones that have become the coolest item to possess. But just as people rush out

buy the latest models, Japan whipping up something new. to

is

the Third Generation is

phone more commonly known

3G

phone. Japan launched

or what as the

product in 2001

and Europe

them

in the spring

starting selling

of 2003. Without jargon, the

the technical

all

3G phone

basically a phone, the Internet and an entertainment centre in the palm of your is

hand. these phones have that no

other does

is

a

new mobile system

able to operate with a greater range

of frequencies.

Therefore,

greater bandwidth,

with

user will

the

have global positioning capabilibe able to conduct video conferencing while in a taxi, surf the

ties,

Internet,

listen

to

the

radio and

have the capability to download as if they were at a land-based computer. But unless you are planning

move

overseas, don’t expect to

your local Radio Shack. According to Lou Bellai, Rogers find

it

AT&T the

— Page 17

your privacy

when

According

to 3gmegastore.com, a based in London, your information and

England,

entertainment will be a click away. As their website notes. "Just think of 3g as penicillin, you do not

know how it

it

works but you are glad

does.”

Or

you?

are

An

article recently

of London, England

published out

made

this

new

high-tech handset an issue of concern. (formerly National

Children’s Homes), one of UK’s leading children’s charities, is con-

cerned about the possibility of a massive rise in child pornography If anyone buys the new mobile phones with cash, it makes them almost impossible to trace. Therefore, this makes

offences. Internet

pedophiles undetectable since there is no record of who owns the handLikewise, users with pay-as-

set.

you-go phone plans will be invisible to law enforcements as well. “The Internet is about to go mobile and that could make many things

more

difficult to

NCH

detect,” said

prevent or

Internet consult-

John Carr, in the article. Although this technology isn’t available on Canadian soil yet, it’s ant

What

to

it’s

...

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NCH

pocket.

It’s

you

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tion.

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considered a late-comer

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for

SPOKE, January

at

director of merchandising,

product would be way too

expensive to

make

in

Canada

at this

time and in return a very expensive

product to purchase.

“It

wouldn't

make any

sense,” he said. Since Europe and Japan have the lead in advanced technology, Canada is

just a matter of time until

it is.

“From my understanding

there's

approximately 400,000 websites with child pornography on the Internet," said Det. Ian

the

child

Lamond. of

exploitation

section of police services. But, although these phones could present some roadblocks, Lamond

Toronto

seemed confident about tracking

down “It’s

sexual predators. (Photo by Aimee Wilson)

certainly a matter of con-

cern,” said

With

just

adding,

“It’s

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making

it.

Lamond, adding, up with

always have to keep emerging technology. another

way

to

It’s

away from law enforcement.” According

to

new cellphone technology emerging you never know when your

“We

our job to find out who’s

privacy concerns. Picture phones are

Eventually they're going to

already being banned in change rooms.

Imagine the exploitation

get caught.”

Lamond. about 90 per

Although

these

phones

will

be

cent of what they refer to as child sex-

extremely practical (for example,

in

ual abuse, is

emergency you can access your

loca-

“It’s

made in North America. being made right here,” he said.

tion right off the

an

phone) they also pose

that

could

occur by someone secretly taking a few pictures

from within the walls of a

change room and having the send

it

ability to

immediately through e-mail.

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may be

exploited.

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screens, larger bandwidth and

own

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STD cases on By JENNIFE R

SPOKE, January

the rise

2004

26,

— Page 19

Canada

in

O RMSTON

get caught off guard.

who

dents

Are you a woman who has had more than 0 sexual partners? If so, there is a 60 per cent chance you have the human papillomavirus, more commonly known as genital warts, said Dianne

are

And

for stu-

relationships,

in

open communication between

part-

1

Roedding, a public health

nurse

with the Waterloo Region

AIDS

and

STD

ners

Since the

late

Students should not assume anytionship.

They should

establish

they are

monogamous

or not, she

“You want to be sure you’re the only one your partner is sleeping

1990s there has

If

many

"The

people so

Gary Thede, pharmacist

condoms

instances of

HIV

infection

are also increasing.

A

2003 Health Canada survey found the majority of Canadian students believed there was a cure for HIV. However, for the 55,000 Canadians infected with HIV and AIDS, it was 100 per cent preventwithout a doubt,

will,

result in their death.

Students should also be aware there has been a recent outbreak of

STDs being spread through oral Many students opt for oral sex

sex.

instead of intercourse because they

believe

they can’t

get

HIV

that

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

at Pollack

&

William’s

pharmacy on Bridge

Street

in

Waterloo, sells

many

to college students.

she

it,”

said.

“It

it.”

it

just don’t think

them.

orrhea, are easily contracted that

educated and concerned about STDs and having safe sex. However, national statistics have discovered approximately one-

way.”

quarter of teenagers admit they did

dent

Students should keep in mind it is easy to reduce the risk of getting a

not use a

from

oral sex.

“A non-lubricated condom can be used

mouth-to-penis contact. Household plastic wrap, a dental dam or a latex condom cut-up and opened flat can reduce the risk of for

mouth-to-

during

transmission

vulva contact,” according to the

American

Health

Social

Conestoga

of

majority

had and

condom

the last time they

fair for students

Students attribute unsafe sexual among their peers to a number of factors.

One

They

are

infected with a

20. “That’s

all I

can

The

say.”

dents

“My theory is may know

think about future consequences.”

often feel

nursing student, said

many

students

it

even though

stu-

about STDs, they won’t happen to them.”

Weiler said she believes students

who

are not in a relationship often

condoms

Students need to use

well as the birth control

now and

don't

ext.

office also provides free con-

Weiler.

live for the

748-5220

is

at

The

office.

3679.

dents.

Nina

be

like to

so on cam-

doms.

“They’re careless,” said Fernando

dent.

“They

knows 10 people who STD.

services

phone number

robotics and automation stu-

marketing stu-

said

who would STDs can do

health

the

girls

feel invincible, 18, a

tested for

Trish Weiler, Conestoga College’s on-campus nurse, has had a lot of first-hand experience dealing with STD-infected stu-

practices

Khorasanee,

to

pus by booking an appointment

Gomez,

website.

happen

will

time to go and get protection.”

sex, according to the Sexuality

U

it

“Plus, they don’t want to take the

Helen Amorim, a 24-year-old

Association’s website.

only

their beds.

College students said they are both

STD

is

be honest with their partners about what is really going on in to

Students

“However, oral sex only lowers a person’s chances of getting HIV; it does not eliminate the risk. And other STDs, like syphilis and gon-

The

way, said Roedding.

out

Sex involves the health of two

charge to get tested, she said.

"But just because a person has no symptoms does not mean there is no disease."

STDs

ethical issue if people

are not honest about

problem

a

there are

is

about

right

because many people wait until they develop a rash, pain or dis-

and

fact

there and people should be forth-

It is one of the STDs that often does not have any symptoms in its

able

students prefer casual sex they

becomes an

is

on the

should be honest with their partners about it.

Roedding.

this

10 others

side.”

reportable disease right now, said

The

and not

with,

STDs, including chlamydia, gonorand HIV. Chlamydia is the most prevalent

stages;

if

said.

rhea, syphilis

early

thinks

relation-

thing about the status of their rela-

spreading

the rales of

rise in

person

ship and the other thinks they’re

amongst Canadians, with people between the ages of 15 and 24 at the greatest risk of contracting a STD, according to Health Canada. been a

one

monogamous

causal.”

program. are rapidly

seems

“It

they’re in a

Sexually transmitted diseases and infections

the issue.

is

are

on the

pill.

as

Many

birth control pill

because their primary concern is getting pregnant, however, they are still

susceptible

The Waterloo Region office

offers

free

STDs,

to

said

public health

and anonymous

STD, HIV and AIDS testing and more information

counselling. For

go

to www.region.waterloo.on.ca.

Relief lies at the

bottom of your feet By LESLEY

LEACHMAN

peared,”

she

“Now

says.

use

I

my

reflexology to treat most of

Another day at the office meant another day of pain. Her temples would throb with a relentless ache. She was in so much agony that she couldn’t think. But Elaine Jackson never thought the key to ending her headaches would lie in her feet. Reflexology

is

a healing

method

based on the idea that each part of the foot

body.

is

a mirror for the rest of the

The

right foot corresponds

aches and pains, instead of reaching for the Aspirin.”

Jackson also uses reflexology because it is a non-invasive healing method that is completely safe. She says there is no chance of anyone overdosing or having side effects. “I’ve always believed the

has the ability to heal

many people today want will

cure

with the right side of the body and

explains.

the left foot corresponds with the

cines

According to Jackson, who has been studying reflexology for about 20 years, massaging correct reflex points on the foot can

they

left

side.

itself.

their

body Too

a pill that

she

illnesses,"

“But traditional medi-

often just

don’t treat

heal the

anything,

symptoms.

However, reflexology can help

dis-

(Photo by Lesley

solve the pain for good.”

For instance, the big toe represents

Like Jackson, Dianne LeDuke has also seen the benefits of reflexology. Her daughter used to endure

the head; the ball of the foot repre-

terrible pain in her hips.

ease pains in the rest of the body.

a healing method based on the idea that each part of the foot is a mirror the body. Massaging correct reflex points on the foot can ease pins in the body.

Reflexology of

is

Jackson believes that people are

believes foot rubs feel so pleasura-

They tried ways to ease the pain, but nothing seemed to work. So

drawn to reflexology because original and something

ble because parts of the feet are

they decided to try reflexology.

absolutely safe.

connected with the genitals. Reflexology has been known to help ease everything from back

every

sents the chest

and so on. She also

pain to digestive problems.

And

Jackson was able to relieve her headaches by stimulating her toes. “After only a few treatments I found the pain to have disap-

a variety of

it’s

can really work.”

However,

heel

“If people exhaust every pill their

doctor prescribes with no results,

of the

left

helped to relieve her pain,” says LeDuke, who has now been using

they’ll eventually

want

to try

some

alternative methods,” she says.

reflexology for seven years. “It was

But Jackson also says many peo-

amazing to see how much better she walked and how quickly the

ple tend to overlook reflexology as

pain faded.”

a healing method. “It

it

sounds too hokey for some

if

they

a chance they’d see that

gave

morning and before bed,

“Stimulation

people,” says Jackson. “But

it’s

LeDuke

it

thing like that. If you’re really sick,

please go see a doctor.”

But Jackson adds feels

that

while reflexology can ease pain,

it

Leachman

for the rest

do use reflexology

that those

who

to relieve pain

should share their success stories

is

with others.

mon

“I often find it’s a method that most people don’t know about,” she says. “We need to share this great healing method with those who truly need it. It can work won-

no alternative to going to the doctor. She believes that all healing methods should be used with comsense.

“Reflexology cannot heal anything 100 per cent,” she says. “It

is

no replacement for surgery or any-

ders.”


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The show

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this

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curator at the gallery.

"The pieces clay and

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range in

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Each student has approximately four pieces in the exhibit.

Tyo

said

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is

interesting to

specific

walk

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which medium they work best in. "A lot of the time you can see different techniques coming out in the determine

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past

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years,

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of

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Week of Jan.

to

The Homer Watson House and Gallery’s annual open gallery exhibition has begun and this year the presenters are from Jacob Hespeler

art.

art

26,

Horoscope

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open gallery exhibition. Each

the

ing tut class has fdled three

SPOKE, January

tions

the

at

gallery,

go

whether you’ll ever have enough

to

money

www.homerwatson.on.ca. (Photos by Jennifer Ormston)

to get the things

and need. Success comer, but

first

you want

around the

is

you must

budget time and money

leant to

better.

Your keen imagination helps you achieve independence. When you stand alone, you stand tall. Cultivate your talents. Seek the

company of those who about you. Loyalty

Gemini May

21

-

truly care

key now.

is

Capricorn

June 21

December 22

-

January 19

You

rarely feel discouraged, but

you lack confidence

lately

future. Reflect carefully

in the

about

You tions. isn’t

your motives before dealing with

misinterpret another’s inten-

Sometimes what one says

always what

may be

so keep your chin up and look for the light at the end of the tunnel.

-

Aquarius

July 22

Let go of something old in

new opportunities. Allow yourself to move forward.

preparation for

plot

Keep your By KATE BATTLER

on a jet engine-powered bike through Los Angeles, there is a chase

much

Torque is filled with all kinds of amazing action and stunts but is a little light on a story. Martin Henderson stars as Ford,

not

who

urge to

returns

home

after disappear-

ing for six months.

He

The

time for anything else.

fight scenes

and chase scenes

Four choppers built by West Coast Choppers designer Jesse James are also featured in the movie.

He

nicely.

trail

They leave you with the hop on a bike and blaze a

down

the nearest straightaway.

The only time

becomes

This

is

the

first

director Joseph Kahn,

known

who

is

S.W.A.T. Torque

is

with

of action, a thin plot, and

road today.

a

Ford rides an Aprilia Mille RSV, an Italian racing bike. His sidekicks Dalton, played by Jay Hernandez, and Val, played by Will Yun Lee, both ride Hondas. Gang leader Trey rides a Triumph Daytona 955i and rival gang leader Henry has a Yamaha Roadstar

Monet Mazur and Jaime

Henry, a drug and the leader of the Hellions motorcycle gang, help carry the story through the weaker dealer

areas.

The

plot really takes a backseat to

the action.

Between riding bikes on and

top of trains through the desert

is

during the chase on the jet engine-

-

Warrior.

for artists like

DMX

and Eminem. Producer Neal Moritz is at the wheel of this movie. He also produced The Fast and the Furious, 2 Fast

-

Pisces

XXX

Furious,

2

lots

chic

and

Plan carefully for whatever you

hope have

to achieve right set

now. You

your sights on the goal.

But, don’t

assume everything

work out

just as

will

expected and

don’t be afraid to ask for help.

fight

thrown

to

in

give

it

Your projects are

hand.

Victory

Remember a virtue.

soon

is

at

arrives.

the saying, patience

Luck comes

Diana O'Neill

through any girlfriends

were suckered

into going to

Don’t

your insecurities drive you to be overly generous to the needy - you may end up with less energy and less money. Try being selfish once in a while. let

is

a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles gy and likes

with astroloto

is

to children.

August 23 September 22

while

The semblance of a love story, when it shows up, might be enough

the show.

believe.

near completion; relaxation

Virgo

Pressly’s

fect hair.

carry

Fight for and hold onto what

you

a typical guys’ movie

characters a chance to go at

that

-

March 20

riding bikes and maintaining per-

to

February 19

August 22

music videos U2, Britney Spears,

The bikes that are used in this movie are some of the best on the

over-the-top, for an action film,

Leo July 23

for directing

almost cartoonish.

Matt Schulze, as

control of the situation.

best

sounds complicated but it is easier to follow on the screen. Ice Cube, as Trey, the leader of the Reapers motorcycle gang, and It

little

j

Are you looking at ways to take

with peers and explore teamwork.

feature film for

ago.

a

inevitable.

things honestly? Find

a bike rally scene.

powered bike through Los Angeles. The computer-generated effects that blur by seem unrealistic and

it

Don’t let nervousness or worry cloud clear thinking and action, Progress is sluggish; delays are

also has a bit part in the

movie during

between a rock and a hard place when he is framed for the murder of a bike gang leader’s brother by another guy whose bikes, and the crystal meth inside of them, he stole six months finds himself

ears tuned to unique

January 20 February 18

business proposals. Brainstorm

'.“CA

are well choreographed and flow

There

people. Act with integrity and

Cancer

little

hear.

you'll be sure to find success!

June 22

Torque has action, but

we

a regret or a separation,

read tarot

cards just for kicks.

I


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— SPOKE, January 26, 2004

Sports

Pats are aiming for the top This could be the By

second time NFL who can

JAMES DOYLE

three years the

in

down

turn the ball over five

a smothering defensive game, giving up only three points. The Panthers had four interceptions, including three from Ricky Manning Jr., which stopped Philly in their tracks.

four interceptions.

game. Looking at the NFC, the Panthers manhandled the Eagles, including knocking out star quarterback

defeated the Indianapolis Colts 24-

played

AFC

Donovan McNabb. The Panthers

Championship,

while the Carolina Panthers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 14-3 to

home the NFC hardware. The AFC game saw Payton Manning, who going into the game take

was

the

best

thing

since

which were by Pats defenback Ty Law. Add in a fumble by “Marvelous” Marvin Harrison and you get five Colts turnovers on the day. There is no team in the three of sive

Opinion dents,

why

will pull off a victory, while others

explained

why New England

keting

student,

same

the

feels

way.

He

said

the

Panthers have a

defence

great

and

their

young

back-up

in

Amsterdam.) for

Warner’s

Delhomme,

is

playoff's.

New

They play a terrific of team defence and have

done so

all

Delhomme)

will

think

who

New England

the

who

early

this

took over the

Drew Bledsoe two

years ago, lead his team to the

undefeated in the playoffs and

that should give Boston-area fans

something

cheer about this

to

year.

Kemke. New England

come away with

offence, he said.

They are better coached, they have a better defence and they have a more explosive offence he

out on top.

Jerry Walker, a third-year market-

“1 think

New

the win.

England

going to come in strong after a year away,” he said. is

Van

Phil

Kesteren,

Carolina

Kerr V Colts for the

row

is

Brandon

technology stu-

management

the

has

had

many reasons why he believes

the

the Patriots will

Indianapolis

come

Kemke He

Kevin Kerry, a third-year student computer engineering technolo-

on

out

is going win the Super Bowl

think Carolina

to

solely because defence wins championships and that’s

what Carolina’s got.”

Joel MacMillan, third-year management

top.

said

Donovan McNabb

student

is

overrated and Philadelphia had a

beaten up defence that

not good

is

against the run. Carolina

with the run which

said.

an

a firstmaterials

student,

New

AFC

said.

“I

Kerry.

Kemke,

liked

were able Carolina

is

is

great

why

they

to win. is

kind of a fluke team.

Kemke believes Brady is going to be the next Joe Montana. “He wins Super Bowls and that’s what Joe Montana did."

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Championship. “They were the underdogs against Indy but came out on top. That’s why I would like to see them win the Super Bowl,” he

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style

going to walk

Carolina

after playing football in

Unfortunately

three-year career.

Combine

comparisons to former MVP Kurt Warner, after both worked their way into the NFL

allowing 295.

eral business student, doesn’t think

the

in his short

has

drawn

parisons to Brady this year after he

dominate.

Mark

one of the few who can be classified as a pure winner. Brady led the Pats to a Super Bowl victory two years ago and has yet to lose a playoff game

And Delhomme

done.

has

three games.

quarterback (Jake

they think underdog Carolina

Tom Brady is NFL quarterbacks

will take to win.

Super Bowl, just as Delhomme

The Carolina defence has only

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before and

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By KATE BATTLER

England. They have been to

the big

in

the big

bread, get picked off four times,

New

win the championship

Warner was defeated by Brady in the Super Bowl. My nod for Super Bowl champion is New England. They have Super Bowl experience, a 14game win streak, and are the best coached team in the league. Add the fact that Coach Bill Belichek

This sets up a defensive battle

sliced

in

Steve

The final two pieces of the Super Bowl puzzle are in place, which means it is time to predict who will be crowned champion. The New England Patriots win the

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SPOKE, January

26,

— Page 23

2004

Condors game was action-packed BRYAN MARTIN

By

game and

in the

they responded.

just couldn’t hold

Conestoga

The

men’s

varsity

hockey team came up just short

game

in

a

Seneca Sting on

against the

Jan. 14.

Although the Condors scored

game, they came out

in the

flat in

period, being outscored 4-

first

first

the

game

exciting to watch.

Head coach Dave Cressman said it was not their game plan to play so aggressive;

way

just the

it’s

things

went.

"The players

focus and

lost their

were making bad passes up the middle and you can’t have that,” he said.

The Condors

back and

battled

outscored Seneca 3-2

second,

in the

making a game of it. It was 6-5 for the Sting with a minute

game when

the

in

left

the

Condors pulled their goalie. The team had some great chances, but with two seconds left the Sting potted an empty net goal making the final score 7-5.

Cressman cocky

how

said the Sting got a

after the first period

the

and

Condors were able

little

that’s

to crawl

back into the game.

down

Young

didn't

the stretch,” he said.

Condors goalie

Jeff

have

much

help early on, but the

team

settled

down and Young played

great.

He made some key saves later game to still give his team

chance

in

a

to win.

Cressman said the guys really wanted a point out of the game and are going to have to get ready for their next

game

Sudbury.

in

"I’m going to stress that the defencemen don’t pinch so much from the point to avoid the odd-man rushes,” said Cressman. Brent MacDermid had two goals and two assists for the Condors. Andrew McDermott also added two goals of his own and played strong defence throughout the game. The other Condor goal came from A.J. Yaworski, who was flying around the ice the entire game. Seneca's Pal Poppetla burned the Condors for three points and scored twice and was the Sting's best play-

(Photo by Bryan Martin)

A Conestoga Condor hockey

At the end of the game as the teams

were shaking hands things got a

little

were chirping

each other and a fight almost

at

broke out.

Jeff

Young and

the

centre ice

at

and were exchanging words. This

Young and

the first time

isn’t

it

has been an ongoing thing

the entire season.

Cressman

said after the

NBA

Knicks hire coach By NICK

HORTON

head coach Jan.

During the

16.

press conference, Wilkens admit-

Not only have the Knicks changed their instrument, but they’re playing a different tune altogether.

The

New

York Knicks, led by newly appointed team president Isiah Thomas, changed the beat in the Big Apple on Jan. 14 and hired Lenny Wilkens. Yes, that’s right, the former Raptor coach that literally drove prehistoric

the

eaters

flesh

near extinction, or better

known

bottom of the Eastern

the

as

to

Raptors have also

Since, the

played the trade game, but to

and change

their roster

my

improved

Wilkens

summer

“This

replied,

the

off.

(NBA) season

ed watching a

started,

I

I

start-

of games.” passion one needs to coach the highest paylike

roll in the

lot

the

NBA. for

the attitude Wilkens infected the

landing Marbury, getting rid of

team with.

the injury-riddled

that

ity,

can't help but think

with this deal is it

Thomas

is

off-

one thing right about this monstrosis that the Knicks are an But,

key. that

I

if

there

is

entirely different team.

The Knicks have revamped their roster, fired their

coach and

new

president.

of course, hired a

The Knicks sent power forward Antonio McDyess with reserve point guards Charlie Ward and

Howard

Eisley

to

the Phoenix

Suns in return for Stephan Marbury and Penny Hardaway. With Latrell Sprewell in Minnesota, the

New York

move

trade gives

second threat to complement Allan Houston, Marbury. Wilkens was first introduced to the media as the Knicks’ new a

legitimate

McDyess and

guru Charlie Ward. However, when Thomas talks

religious

about Wilkens,

it’s

almost like

Toronto never happened. Maybe Canada doesn't matter and ignorance is bliss, but the man was basically run out of Toronto and on top of that, refuses to stay up past midnight. Of course, age might be a factor, but that only verifies the evidence of the original thought. Wilkens is old and has lost his drive and passion for the

game. Wilkens was introduced

When on

that

told the

see

why

“It will

fateful

Friday,

to

He wants

to

be a part of

media they would soon he hired him.

be a great thing for our

of the best

shows. The players are

it

New York, New

York.

most have

The

Is

longing to get paid.

His

hiring

the

shockwaves

sent

straight through the heart of

it.

New

New

York,

When

York.

will Isiah

must be asleep. He thinks Lenny hill,

it.

wake

up, he

king of the

Not

a

brand of In old

of

refurbished.

Toronto

it.

York.

Lenny, you couldn’t make it here, you won't make it anywhere.

Improving the Knick defence, won’t stop the decay. Go back to the links. And work on your golf game.

New

York,

New

Conference was Chicago Bulls and

Michael Jordan

won

all

those

championships. The same goes for this year. The Western Conference has too much offence and scores too to

points for any Eastern team have a chance of winning.

seems whoever wins the Western Conference, wins it all. At least, that's how it’s been over the

it

last five years.

The four big contenders out of

it.

New

the

Nowadays

top of the heap.

start

contender out of

many is

These big city blues are rotting his mind. He was supposed to make a

new

last true

Eastern

when

York.

Conference this year are the Los Angeles Lakers, the defending champions San Antonio Spurs, the Dallas Mavericks and the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Lakers added Karl Malone and Gary Payton to their lineup the Western

this year,

who

both bring veteran

experience.

The Spurs team

the

NBA. but they how to share the

talent in the

to learn

knocked

basketball or they'll be

out of the running rig

aw'ay.

it

Kings are knocking on the door and if one of the top d igs were to fall, don’t be surprised if the Kings make a deep run into the

right there

playoffs.

The Eastern Conference isn’t you have to figure

the bench.

This 66-year-old man.

lot.

The Mavericks could have

The Sacramento

The Eastern Conference over the past five years has been dominated the Western by Conference because of its size and depth of players coming off

it.

Thomas

be around a man like “Once you Wilkens,” he said.

teem

leaving retirement

is

Can't believe he’s a part of

Now, congratulate Thomas

home

is

ketball ever.

When

golf game.

a

getting more experience and the teams are getting better, which is leading to the most exciting bas-

Start spreading the news.

first-

starting to take shape.

basketball in the world and every

year

usually

NBA

is

The

Timberwolves

struggle to get out of the

round of the playoffs, but they added veteran experience by bringing in Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell which will help

Inspired by Thomas's ramblings

Lenny

shape tough to knock them off the top.

ture

today

time

M ARTIN

know him, you will realize why we feel so lucky to have a man like Lenny onboard.” Well, some couldn’t wait.

get to

has stayed involved in basketball his

playoffs starting

National Basketball Association season is almost half over and, although there is still a long way to go, the playoff pic-

and a little bit of Frank, swing was recreated.

during

it

The

asked by Thomas if he, the NBA leader in career coaching victories and consequently losses, would come coach the Knicks. A reporter then asked Wilkens if he

Sounds

Conference.

improve

was surprised with Thomas's decision. “Are you sure?” Wilkens said, when first ted even he

Sting

seemed the team cared more about what happened at the end of the game than the result of the game. "The guys weren't focused and that’s what it boils down to,” he said.

The

days

better

game

to take By B RYAN

whose had

the

back-up goalie have started things. In fact,

The teams were both

Condors goalie

Seneca

player tries to score a goal on a wraparound against the

on Jan. 21. Sting's back-up goalie

er.

ugly.

challenged the team to get back

"I

We

together

the

1

The game was filled with many odd-man rushes and big hits making the

it

are just a

dominate

over every' opponent they play and it will be that rolls

as clear, but

four contenders are the defending Eastern Conference champs, the New Jers ly Nets, the the

who h; tve won

Indiana Pacers

the

Eastern Conference

n the past,

the Detroit Pistons an

1

their fero-

cious defence and tie Toronto Raptors.

The Nets know wh; get

but

there,

it

l

takes to

they lost

aftei

Alonzo Mourning it

will

foi the season be tough to get tack to that

same stage. The Pacers

are loc sing really

strong this year and favourites

to

si

win

t

ould be the

Eastern

ie

Conference.

The

Pistons

on their

striv

hard-nose defence a

be the key for them

that will

1

they want

to get out of the East

The Raptors pickt up Jalen shall from Rose and Donyell the Chicago Bulls arlier this season, and if they ca contribute the way they have been the

M

Raptors should be ab

to

run deep into the pla;

ffs

i

ake a


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