Keeping the pounds
strikes us again Winter just won’t go
Too many people are feeding fattening
week of warm sunshine, students woke up to
away. After a
Proclaimers spice up Irish festival Around 350 fans packed Fiddler’s Green to drink beer and sing folk tunes.
Monday, March 22, 2004
Conestoga College, Kitchener
Students fume at idea of drug search KOWALYK
lockers which contain their person-
The dogs were brought
students were kept in their class-
John Renwick, a defence lawyer,
rooms wondering what was going
said in an article in
Expositor on March
9, that police
new trend at - police come in and
This seems to be a high schools
search the school for drugs and
are allowed to search students and
their lockers at schools.
he added, “Only
they have a rea-
other illegal substances without the
son to believe that there might be
at all six
of its high schools and it has some Conestoga College students fuming over the idea that it can happen anywhere at anytime. First-year civil engineering stu-
there might be drugs.” Twenty-year-old Sandra Parry said she felt the drug sweeps were fair and only those with something
"Drugs are n’t
and kids shouldkind of stuff to
dent Matt Wilder said everyone has
school with them anyway,” the sec-
a right to their privacy.
ond-year early childhood education
sonal space,” the 21 -year-old said. “1
She said she wouldn’t be happy with being locked in a classroom and not being able to leave as
Rawlings, a second-year
police searched through her lock-
dent, agreed with Wilder.
her personal belong-
(Photo by Carta Kowatyk)
“Students should not have been locked in their classrooms not
knowing what was going on,” he said.
invasion and against
student pointed out.
But her friend, 19-year-old Jody
Police should not be able to
my bedroom and going through all my personal belongings,” the second-year ECE student said.
Drug searches at high schools are happening more often. Police come into schools to search for drugs and other illegal substances without the students’ knowledge. Most drug busts turn up marijuana. This has already happened in Brantford at all six of its high schools. This has some Conestoga students angry over the idea that drug searches could happen anywhere at anytime.
Residence hires new advisers New
panel aims to be
By JAMES CLARK
Eight new faces
will be in
charge next year
Since it is the first year Conestoga has had an adjudication
dents with behavioural issues are
Seventeen students applied to be a resident adviser at Conestoga’s Residence and Conference Centre for the
ing a resident adviser (RA).
“The process involves
“They shot off some questions and see how you respond-
Some students were then selected to move on into the role-play-
playing.” the process the pool
Stephanie Bristow, Charlene Genno, Nelson are:
Dan Armchuk, Amanda Crawford, Alicia Goheen, Rob Boomsma. and Ryan Connell. Kobylnik said the board knew exactly what they were looking for in a
RA when they
ship skills, but a
public relations student, recalls the
with the rest of the
tough process she went through to become one of the successful
the job,” the 20-year-old said. “I
resume with some
as a team to create a
at the residence,”
because the students had so
started out with I’m
chosen up for it.”
“The RAs have to work two 12hour shifts per week, which
“The process was quite long
of the year
the panel at a time.
responsible for the
formation of the
w ho had ;
wasn't that sanctions weren't
being levied or issues weren’t being dealt with,” said Hoover. “It's just sometimes the punishment for one student would vary from that of another student who behaved similarly.”
“Again, it’s consistency we are concerned about in terms of sanctions being levied,” said Hoover. She is still looking for more volunteers to sit on the new academic appeal panel that was formed at the same time as the adjudication panel.
This panel deals with students
appeal a final grade or discon-
tinuance from the program.
She said dents
problems or students who have already breached the code of con-
students think that since
of fake or fraudulent parking passes
they appeal then the program rules said Hoover.
meeting with students, and being on call in case of emergencies,” he
also responsible for
ducting floor meetings, attending
meetings, dealing with roommate conflicts and overseeing the zone contest.” Genno said she’s happy she w as selected as an RA and all the hard work won’t bother her. r
“It is a lot to do,
out with 17, and I’m one of the chosen eight,” she said. “So I’m up for it.”
do not apply;
they are breaches of the
important for stu-
are also brought to the panel because
up a rotation system sees only one member leave
Only issues involving serious
duct are brought to the panel. Issues
summer term and
the panel will keep operating
building, updating bulletin boards,
look for highly responsible
There are many stages to becoming a
charge of meeting w'ith students
to the actual role
Janeen Hoover says an adjudication panel formed at the beginning
you moved on
some kinks Hoover
panel, there are
has yet to w'ork out. She
the college’s associate registrar.
“If they liked your answer than
Centres as well as a college staff
fuls are left standing.
Kobylnik, being an
from Campus Living
deal with certain situations,” she
but in the end
people and working together as
“They asked us how we would
interviews are completed by repre-
“The first interview was with myself and the representatives,”
views, role playing and a group discussion,” Kobylnik said.
called in for interviews.
said the selection wasn’t easy.
the board picked their eight.”
resumes were screened and some students were
With an even split - four boys and four girls - John Kobylnik, general manager of the residence, There are
and answers and
a fairly consistent one,”
said in the fall semester
reviewed approximately 20 cases with two cases ending up w'ith the discontinuance of a student. Hoover acts as the chair of the panel, w'hich has four members.
The panel includes a
from Conestoga’s administration and one student. The student position was filled at the
beginning of the year after
not the case,”
She said students have
program’s rules if they are discontinued and wish to come their
a student volunteer.
grades has a period of 10
working days from
the time they
receive their final grades.
Hoover said she gives ority to the students that
this time. “I
make time for know it’s kind of an
awkward time, being discontinued, not knowing what is happening or going on,” said Hoover.
— SPOKE, March 22, 2004
Now deep thoughts
The nuclear money pit
...with Conestoga College
(Random questions answered 6y random students
report The town of Pickering has
By DESIREE FINHERT
were on Survivor, what
would your luxury item be?
recently been mired in yet anoth-
The January W’s economy
report has linked
prosperity meeting in Kitchener.
Surprisingly, the story has gar-
the ideas released in the prosperity
scandal and misspent and mis-
used money, the issue of the is
already have a university degree,”
radar of public opinion.
Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, the Cambridge Chamber of
technology association and Canada’s Technology Triangle, the task force’s report focused on busi-
ness, transportation industrial land
and education. Tibbits sits on the board of directors of three of the organizations, excluding the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce.
agement and has wasted of dollars over the
members used “fallacious when writing the The council concentrated
Tibbits said a successful econo-
needs a wide range of people.
we’re training nurses it is not a fair comparison,” said Tibbits, since the college is unable to have doc-
written a letter
ing his views.
claims in part because they failed
of the nuclear energy
says flashier, more emotional stories are more media savvy, like the sponsorship scandal.
to bring a pillow
Recent problems began the station
understand the history of renovation nuclear investments (which is poorly documented),
Waterloo Crew, Grounds maintenance and Concession Stand starting weekends, Easter Weekend and full lime Erbsville
requires people for
A restart project, and in because government decision-makers can never be truly financially accountable for megaPickering
managerial incompetence only one reactor remains operational this year.
The incompetencies of management have not gone entirely unnoticed.
were fired. A scathing report commissioned by the the
outlined a cata-
The committee’s recommenda-
The government has of dollars
flawed nuclear system does not work. Instead,
those billions of dollars into
native energy, such as wind and
power? While the media has
ignored Canada’s nuclear issues,
Manley's report and recommendations will have huge implica-
CBC reported that manage-
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cost of the retrofit
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retrofit and refurbishment was approved and estimated to cost $750 million. The work was slated to be completed in
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The president has
line for a
to the Prosperity
Energy Probe, a charipromotes sustainable development and resource conservation in Canada. He also works for a consulting firm, Borealis Energy Research Association. He has been a long-
“If they’re training doctors
promised Ontario taxpayers that they would no longer have to involuntary pay for the power system. But, the public remained the largest investor in what was supposed to be cheap nuclear
table organization that
ment had been duped. The Harris government had
says from the outset of
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on the fact that university graduates have a higher income than college grads and ignored the fact that college graduates make a huge
managers accountable. Massive miscommunication led to numerous delays and mistakes on the work site. Employees sometimes had to wait hours to even get on
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and nonsensical because it its theories on disproved sta-
plagued by problems, misman-
“Smutty stories of patronage and greed involving a handful of wasted millions are easier to
Tibbits said the report
“My cellphone, even
have largely slipped under the
bers from the Greater Kitchener-
A nuclear station
of college students unless they
will decrease property values
tarnish the cityscape.
nished a great deal of media attention. In a time of public
meeting on March 8. The Prosperity Council hopes the report will help improve the econ-
believe the $1. 5-million siren sys-
said Tibbits at a College Council
a battle for
and minds of the city councillors who have bought into
requirement of the
president, said there
couldn’t survive with-
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Keeping your dog
means a happier
By MICHELLE TAYLOR
Timbit for your
drive-thru the other day.
my dog would not
response was even heard correctly, but she didn't end up giving my
the small doughnut, so
difficult to feel
Overhead view - back is markedbroadened Your dog is overweight if: Ribs - difficult to feel under mod-
erate fat cover
have responded no. Or, maybe face gave it away.
- thickened and difficult under thick fat cover Side view - no waist, fat hangs from abdomen
shocked when an employee asked
look and feel
went through a Tim Hortons’
dog food brand, has created a chart to help a dog owner know what to
don’t think so.
Would you dog ma’am?
to feel the ribs
— Page 3
bones can somewhat be moderate fat cover
was just so surprised that someone would actually think feeding a
Side view - no abdominal tuck Overhead view - back is slightly
dog a sugary, fattening doughnut is know some of you may be
broadened at waist Your dog is ideal if: Ribs - easily felt with cover
just a Timbit, but just a
Timbit turns into just some table
which turns into just a fat, unhappy dog. According to Dogs in Canada, a magazine geared toward dog ownscraps,
ers and breeders, experts estimate
as 75 per cent of
50 per cent
are grossly over-
considering dogs are supposed to be a human's best friend.
want my best friend to live a long and happy life. In order to do that I have to make sure she is healthy and fit. I am by no means perfect and have given in and given her a taste of human food. But, I make sure it is some-
ing your pet a long
seven-year-old Jack Russell Terrier
have fewer problems
result in giv-
smooth contour with
Overhead view thing healthy like a carrot or an apple.
ion dogs are out of shape, and close to
(Photo by Michelle Taylor)
Keeping your dog
make sure she isn't many calories. If she
special treat one
taking gets a
like rice to
keq> her coat healthy,
dog food accordingly. Exercise is above all the most important key to keeping your dog healthy. To keep your dog at its ideal weight, daily exercise is important. If you have a yard, then a daily romp with a ball thrown
dogs happy. Every dog
Knowing your dog and what needs
couch potatoes. However, a couch potato’s food to
keep a high-energy dog content. my dog is a high-energy
Bridge Street as
take her to
Park off Waterloo as often
difficult with so
Overweight dogs can suffer from tis,
walk or run is important dogs to remain happy Taking your dog to a
is at its
determine if your dog is the right weight for its breed is to view your dog from overhead and the side and
Keeping your dog fit young age. A healthy,
ent breeds of different shapes and
Other dogs are high in energy and are happy only when they are
diseases as they age such as arthri-
starts at a fit
have fewer problems
puppy later in
will also be easier for your dog remain at its ideal weight. And, to make sure your dog stays fit and healthy throughout its life, It
avoid the Timbits.
Bertuzzi faces the music By JEFF
Brown While Todd Bertuzzi of Vancouver Canucks received a
says Bertuzzi will most
be charged with assault causing bodily harm because likely
suspension from the league for his
on Steve Moore, his punishment may not end there. Currently, the Vancouver police are undergoing a criminal inves-
Bertuzzi to plead guilty
tigation of the
punch and hit on the Colorado Avalanche's Steve Moore sent the young player to hospital with
two fractured cervical vertebrae, a concussion and cuts to his face. Bertuzzi received a suspension
occur and that by stepping on the ice they’re almost agreeing to
the courts, he
accept any risk of injury, not just
likely looking at a
apply for reinstatement next sea-
12 to 24 months.
that Bertuzzi will not serve
occurred and given that Vancouver police responded to the
Bertuzzi's defence will likely try
Marty McSorley also faced
member when he
criminal investigation as a
of the Boston
Star says one of the
a British soccer player
victed of manslaughter.
The player kneed an opponent “Authorities are likely to
and subsequently burst
whatever can make that lawful which is unlawful by the law of the land.”
to establish that there
intent to cause bodily
believes that the courts
should only get involved when
beyond comand boundof the game, particularly
however, that complete defence. A complete defence would require proof that Bertuzzi did not
intend to assault Moore.
this is not a
The prosecution, however,
incident by pressing charges."
court cases occurred in 1878
highly publicized nature of what
Moreover, the courts have a history of involvement in
likely to press charges, given the
will press charges.“Authorities are
likely include a probation period of
Trevor Brown, a criminal defence lawyer for the law firm of Karam, Greenspon in Ottawa, says it is likely the Vancouver police
within the context of the game."
pended sentence.” The sentence would also most
from the league for the remaining season and playoffs and will have to
he has no prior involvement with
charge against him, and assuming
Bertuzzi's controversial sucker
March 14 Toronto Star artiDaly, the NHL’s chief legal officer, said. “Most people understand when they're participating in the game that injuries In a
and that Bertuzzi “stalked” Moore on the ice.
Moore without Moore could not
warning, so that
argue that the act was premeditated
are so widely broad-
“The involvement of the courts required to send a message to
(Photo by Jeff Heuchert)
public that certain conduct won't be tolerated, whether on or
off the ice, court or field.”
brownie to a student during
hands a bake sale on March 12. banquet at the end of the year.
Blinkhorn, a second-year paramedic student,
fundraiser for their
— SPOKE, March 22, 2004
Stop the violence on Toronto’s streets Something has
be done to curb the escalating violence
being seen on Toronto’s
There have already been 1 1 homicides in the city, eight of which were gun-related. Between last September and March 9, police made 530 arrests, laid 1,476 charges and seized 124 firearms as part of an initiative announced
called the street
violence task force.
Last year, Toronto police recorded 326 reported shootings, an increase of 53 per cent. All but two of the 31 homicides involving guns are believed to be gang-related,
according to a March 10 Globe and Mail article. According to Toronto police, 84 per cent of people arrest-
ed for gun-related offences are career criminals. Also, a number of police “house call” checks on those charged with gun crimes and granted bail have found that almost half were violating their bail conditions. Numbers like these cannot be ignored. These so-called career criminals need to be locked away
and not allowed access to guns. The Ontario government is trying to help by persuading judges to hand out harsher sentences for criminals using guns.
“What we're going
on of Toronto,” said Attorney General Michael
the extent of the streets
to put before the court is evidence of
gun crime and the number of guns
didn't like your
Patrons should quit wine-ing BYOB
purpose of going out for a meal
plausible option on a restaurant
what the restaurant has
be, this idea
unusual in provinces
isn’t all that
Quebec, Alberta and
planning on giving special affidavits problem to judges when someone is gun detailing society’s charged with a gun-related crime. Bryant and Toronto police Chief Julian Fantino are asking for minimum 10year sentences. But violent offenders need to be stopped before they
piquing the interest of
Consumer Minister Jim Watson. He’s been quietly meeting with
Hotel and Motel Association
to the notion
have banned smoking,
rants charge significantly
could create it
also feel this
would be much more
a glass of wine than
coming from -
restaurants and hotels
an impaired driver slammed into his
of a sudden, should these busi-
nesses sacrifice that revenue to
this is the case, it’s
large part of their profit.
to eating out!
was once a victim of drunk driving
appease picky wine-drinkers? In
was a joke. After
own wine to a you may not like the selection? What next bring your own lunch? The whole conall,
brand of wine
with their meal. Also, most restau-
would cause a
must have when you choose
out: enjoy what’s
cept seems ludicrous to me.
opinion, they shouldn't. There
a certain understanding you
This should be no different when
Is published and produced weekly by the Journalism
students of Conestoga College
Editor: Blake Gall
letters to the
should be signed and include the
and telephone number contacted
to drink a specific
ing is too great.
also feel the risk of impaired driv-
not to mention the areas
of the writer. Writers will
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After the unfortunate financial
Naturally, the Ontario Restaurant,
Communities need to embrace troubled youths and stop them from slipping through the cracks and into a gang-
acquired taste and they would
monitor drinking among
times as much.
not comparable to items
tions in Ontario in an attempt to
and set up outreach programs within their neighbourhoods, giving opportunities to those who would not normally get them.
at the liquor store
Toronto Mayor David Miller is purposing to attack the root causes of crime by providing job training and recreation opportunities for youth at risk of slipping into gang
to support Miller
to a buffet at the very least.
groups such as Mothers Against
Premier Dalton McGuinty says the
In response, Watson has assured
Attitudes need to change for this violence to be stopped.
choose your menu, stay
winemakers and restaurant associa-
assess their stance on the idea.
on a food menu. Wine
to restaurants or bring it's
However, wine drinkers
unfinished bottles, and
able to actually bring their
Brunswick. There, customers are
Bryant in the Ontario legislature, according to a March 1 Hamilton Spectator article. “This will be used as a tool to help us have the court consider how serious this problem
selection. .so I brought
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showed ended up
radio waves and lakes us through
He enjoyed the experience so much, he decided to stay in radio and learn more about it. Prior to this, Kwame went to school at Seneca for law enforcement, something that could come in handy if he’s ever face-to-face
ever listen to a radio sta-
and wonder behind the mike? For anyone who
The Beat, from to 7 p.m. a voiee known as Kwame eonies over the I
Well, he grew up in Toronto, he to
watch movies and play
Flow 93.5, also Kiss 96.9
him more advantages. comes experience and maturity, two things that stand out when you're on-air. Kwame's radio career did not says with age
1999 a friend asked for his in
mix show a new and upcoming
putting together a
radio station Kiss 92.
Who knows, maybe we’ll see Kwame and Allen Iverson team up
10 years into the future,
says as long as he's enter-
just starting up.
says he likes to
because “everybody is always amped up to do the best they can, so they can make a success.” As for 9 .5 The Beat, he wants to do the best job he possibly can, pull in good numbers and have the city be proud of something that’s stations
says he wants to be “the
The Allen Iverson of
radio stations he has
or not, he’s 33.
But. according to
doesn’t put up barriers in his career, it
movie, and just for kicks, in
The Beat. The inter-
he’s also a writer, so he says wouldn't mind “dabbling in
92 and then, as
also like to help people
— Page 5
Calgary, back to Kiss
Toronto, then to
and helping new stations
get up and running.
being picked. tion
that doesn’t happen,
he’s thinking about being a con-
(Photo by Kate VandeVen)
Kwame All of
K-W’s newest DJs at 91.5 The Beat. He has also worked in Toronto and Calgary. the stations he has worked at have been new and upcoming, just like The Beat. is
Buddhist monk pays college a visit Attends Tibetan Heart Yoga session MCMURPHY
Conestoga College doesn’t shut the weekends.
down completely on In fact,
you might be surprised
how much activity occurs at the when full-time classes take
Michael. “It’s really exciting is
coming to Canada,” She dances with her
his first time
Tibetan Heart Yoga session
The Sanctuary on evening of March 14. was
porter of Michael, came to the event with her mother to perform a dance she says is considered a
mother and older sister. “My sister would normally be here,” Pearl says.
Diamond she’s at "But Mountain working on an animal “It’s
because this is his first time coming to Canada.” Pearl Steele, 12-year-old supporter
Michael's stop at Conestoga was one of several scheduled tour dates for Toronto and surrounding area. For more information on Tibetan Heart Yoga, you can visit the website
organized by the college,
to the public.
Michael, a Buddhist monk,
recently Michael returned from a three-year silent retreat at Diamond Mountain to promote his book. The Tibetan
Book of Yoga. Tibetan Heart Yoga is defined as “an inspiring combination of traditional physical poses of yoga (asana), (Photo by
Finishing the Job Andrew Murray and Mark Resource Centre on March
Willet put the finishing 2.
touches on the outside
of the college’s
(pranayama) and meditation.” Michael claims Tibetan Heart Yoga focuses on breathing and thoughts and
yoga practice more powerful. Pearl Steel, a 12-year-old sup-
of Yoga, Ancient
Teachings on the Philosophy and Practice of Yoga, is available now. Michael wrote the
book along with the Diamond Mountain Teachers.
â€” SPOKE, March 22, 2004
Mother Nature is playing tricks on us ...
Strap on your winter boots...
(Photo by Jason Noe)
Regional Road 3
another winter storm
experiencing an extended winter this year.
(Photo by Lesley Leach man)
keep your beach on hand... *
^ w. &
because this weather ...
just wonâ€™t Environment Canada is predicting a warmer summer year with temperatures ranging from 25 C to a high of 37 starting in June.
(Photo by Petr Cihacek)
watches her rabbit Princess the year. March 10 brought
sunny skies and a warmer temperature.
make up mind.
The secrets By TIM
SPOKE, March 22 2004
— Page 7
two chemicals develop two set it,
the negative, the second
asked the same question
to prevent fading,
Jayne Ziegler, a Wal-Mart photo
employee has to answer this question on a regular basis and, with a laugh, she admits to not knowing "1
everything works. film
safe to expose to light.
then gets taken to the printer,
machine, you set the paper size, whether it’s matte or glossy, and
her sense of humour,
how many copies to print. You also have to make sure the right type of
Ziegler decided to co-operate, to assist
which isn’t like a photo printer you would buy in an electronics store; these machines can cost upwards of
printing,” she said.
how does one-hour photo
clean and finalize the negative for
film, the first step is to
undeveloped negatives within the metal container. Film is light
the canister, and taped to a plastic
card, leaving the canister with the
are sorted,” she said.
remains within the container.
short section of the film (which
contains no photos)
pulled out of
“After the negative a
she said. The
the Noritzu negative processor, a is found in Kodak photo The V50 contains seven
brand that labs.
.There is no ink involved, as on a commercial photo printer. The paper comes on large spools, some rolls more than 170 metres long. The printer measures the photos, and cuts off the proper lengths for each photo. The photos come out of the machine, are sorted by employees.
chemical baths which process the negative, each reacting differently to
on a light-sensiphoto paper through a chemiprint
goes into the V50,”
produce the finished product.
machine when needed. "The photos get colour balanced, and it goes through the machine, into all the different chemicals which are similar to the negative processor. They then come out, and
paper is in the machine, to match what you have selected.” Each type and size of paper
public in their
photography knowledge. She said once you drop off your
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
Jayne Ziegler is a photo lab employee at Wal-Mart who processes one-hour photos. She has answer a lot of questions on how one-hour photography works. and handed back to you. Now that you have a better understanding of what happens in a photo lab, there are a few other things that
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Most modern photo
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Photo lab employees do look at your pictures. Although they are not allowed to discuss what they view on customers’ films, they do
do not use
cards hold your photos, which are
colour adjust, and four minutes for
on a regular basis see people’s voyeurism and other sexual feats,
inputted into the printer, and print-
the prints to exit the machine.
ed. Just like a roll of film.
hour is just to give a buffer zone for problems and busy times of the day.
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Views By HALLEY McPOLIN
begins speaking with a lisp and
of humiliating out-
into a series
takes, veteran Citytv anchor,
Martineau would find his career permanently tainted. But should be the case
the clips in
question were never meant to get
hands of the public?
The now infamous depict
unprofessional Martineau during a
in the field
took the situa-
Internet, the it
for cleanup patrol. In a
some tired, silly comments made might damage the stellar rep-
Citytv has earned.
wrong wrong time could easidevastating
According to Dave a DJ at Kool FM,
ly result in a swift but
because of the nature of the journalist’s work, blowing off steam can come
many forms and
was just that. “Working in a news environment where you are deluged with sad, incident
needed and humour says
you haven’t yet seen them, chances are you’ve missed the boat. As
time a broadcaster has been caught
and comedians say a
with their pants down, so to speak.
that are not their personal beliefs to
were on the job
Back in 2000, former CTV Newsnet anchor Avery Haines was fired over some comments that somehow made it to air. After fiub-
evoke a laugh.
ried the clips
removed them imme-
the sites that car-
Mroczkowski defends about
of course, not the
Haines joked that her
was an example of equal
opportunity for the disabled.
Martineau points to his crotch and responds, “this is interesting. That is not.” Later, when an off-camera
“We've got a stuttering newscaster. We’ve got the black, we’ve got the Asian,
we’ve got the woman.
technician inquires about a key (a
could be a lesbian, folk-dancing,
term used for a specific graphic),
up a piece of paper manner, "right here's your key ... see this key?” He also manages to berate
Under pressure from
in a phallic
anchor, John Gallagher,
the public and Haines was quickly and later found herself work-
has had the
clearly trying to be
of us during our regular
should a newsroom be
any different? Are
journalists are held to higher stan-
dards then the rest of us?
Doon campus Marg Airdrie said this issue has come up before.
of Conestoga’s continuing
education students are having a difficult
time getting onto com-
puters at the
Doon and Waterloo
“It's a logistics problem in sheer volume and how they would han-
Airdrie said the Waterloo cam-
print journalists feel differ-
news reporters have
already stressed incidents like these
can lead to a lack of
he seems pretty typiin voic-
most offensive opinions
face,” says Joel Rubinoff, an enter-
“Journalists are will
they do in their private lives
the public trust, are acting in an
anything but shock,” says
order to prevent these situations in
music director and
not very productive
kinds of professions
having simple access to comput-
her business courses.
accounts,” he said.
difficult to get
they’ll be using
come prepared with
logins for the students.
assigning IDs to
same for any con-ed courses where computer use is required. They are given logins at It’s
problem in and how volume sheer they would handle
Marg Airdrie, Doon campus
the beginning of the course.
Turner has solved the problem one of the campuses. “I
when we had
Currently, the only reason she's able to work on a computer at the
because a full-time
student and has an account, but,
says the nature of the news
humour, often poke fun
at the ‘cor-
They can’t They put certain stage - like gay mar-
things on the riage
- write about
part of a Saturday Night Live or
Mad TV too
You shouldn’t read
into that kind of goofing
Some words Delorme
who may a
teach you in college to ‘never say
anything stupid in a room with a Of course, the blooper reel is always good for about 10 minutes of laughs at the Christmas party!” mike.’
either security or the front office
Waterloo campus. There they will provide the student with an account that will last the duration of the con-ed course. Con-ed students have to be able at the
with the exception of columns and
something in place for this issue. Any con-ed student can go to
and talked to one of the lab technicians and they gave me a user login that allows me to use any computer at any time,” she said.
of their proximity to King Street. “It was easy for people to walk in off the street and use our
never be reflected
SOMEONE YOU KNOW
resources con-ed student, said not
biases, however, profes-
Daniel Druckef- research scientist
done at school. She said when
sional journalism requires this to
should have been working but could only get on one comput-
diabetes both depend on research.
both have an assignment due. “We had stuff to type up and
Aagaard freely admits journallike anyone else, can harbour
single issue or trend.”
tolerance for multiple angles on a
behaviour that need to be respected.” Rubinoff adds there should be a clear code ol conduct
Career Development Practitioner
Human Resources Management
migrated towards this system, and Doon will soon as well. Waterloo has only eight labs so it was a much quicker process for
them then campus.
to these Post-Graduate
to get an account.
be for the Doon
I don’t think so. For one thing, the job demands an open mind. You have to have at least a
certainly was, there are standards
we joke around
when it comes humour - sometimes black humour is the only way to deal reaction
blow off steam. It’s always been that way. So does macabre, offcolour, sexist, homophobic, yada, yada humour reveal the true nature
ly politically correct
with dark issues.”
fessionally pushy,” says Aagaard.
official capacity, as
generic accounts last year because
we’re on the
us are polite and, shall
Unfortunately, we’re not necessari-
Falkiner said they got rid of their
Turner said she still has problems at the Waterloo campus because the login she has for Doon is not compatible with Waterloo where she has many of
professional skin once in a while.
pus does not have any generic
reporters need to shed their
close-up on his
use generic accounts,
imaginable as long as there’s a
Technical support specialist at Ernie Waterloo campus the
campuses. This is because con-ed students do not receive personal accounts with login numbers. They have to
Chris Aagaard, a news reporter and columnist for The Record,
students,” she said.
passing along that news to thou-
Con-ed students complain about lack of computer access By JEFF
Ronald Reagan used to joke around the mic before a speech: in 1981, he didn’t realize the mic was live and broadcasting when lie tapped it and said, T’ve just outlawed the Soviet Union, we start bombing in 10 minutes.’ There was quite a big slink over it but he wasn’t impeached.” Although most broadcasters tend to understand where Martineau and
arrogant and comfortable
ronment: people goof around, tell jokes and harass each other play-
flair for the
Leigh Robert, music director and announcer for London radio station, The Hawk, agrees. “As someone who has had to announce deaths on the air, deal with 9/11, child abductions and other horrific events, I know what it’s like to deal with emotional issues,” Robert says. "When you're on the air
cal of the (broadcast) breed: cocky,
sands of other people and
to this end, on-air
people tend to have a at
entations are represented.”
So what’s the big deal? Everyone knows what goes on in even the most professional workplace envi-
some comments that could be considered homophobic. When the topic of Canadian singer Roch
Martineau works in the environment where many different cultures and all sexual oriCitytv
and crotch-jokes may simply be attributed to immature, offcamera antics in an overworked environment. However, many people, including gay-rights activists,
doing nothing different than the
mean that a large of what we do encompasses this
made it onto the damage was done and
Dubbed “Gord's Gold,”
of leasers for the evening
ognize that our capacity as inform-
thing at the
tion as a warning: saying the
response to journalistic integrity being breached.
— Page 9
Mroczkowski’s confused expresMartineau sion, says, “Roch Voisine - the homo. He sings.” Although it is still not known
statement released shortly after the
had spread over the Internet like wildfire,
swinging his arms back and forth mockingly. Responding to
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— SPOKE, March 22, 2004
fff * K Horoscope
Week of March 21
The passion Gibson show us
Mel Gibson couldn’t
have chosen a better
which runs 126 min-
at all. In fact,
issues this film has brought up, this
film doesn't focus on Jesus’
teachings or his
prior to his last
day, but solely on his last 12 hours.
begins with his arrest
doesn't even matter
you don't know who many of the
emotional impact without even one
images, some of which
with his crucifixion.
whipped and beaten or of Mary on to his child-
and the Last Supper, but
insight or effect us.
film picks up immediately
and doesn't offer much of the
death, will stick in viewers’ minds. the dialogue
and Latin with English
You're feeling good but weird
high and your
you have the
of the movie. think
for authority fig-
teachers and parents will
be especially annoying today and prone to lashing out
Give em’ the shoulder
movie. The passion of Christ was
stood those beatings.
The scene’s graphic nothing to the
to stop watching.
have the chance
your way even
if others are
be super-easy to
them around and get them
around you, so
ask them for favours or just goof off without worrying about
This scene makes us feel the pas-
help you stay on top. You’re capa-
sion Christ had.
ble of doing
usual, so take advantage of that!
be stronger than
unquestionably the most vio-
tremendous accomplishment for
lent scene I’ve ever
also perhaps the
James Caviezel, who portrays
graphic and that
most evident by how Jesus with-
There are flashbacks
an entire film.
Garden of Gethsemane and ends
hood, The Sermon on the
This week, the world
to 10 minutes, but has the
Libra September 23 October 22
to his crucifix-
The whipping of Jesus
Gibson has suc-
entirety trying to
sacrifices include the beatings
Passion of the Christ.
Jesus’ love for mankind,
November 22 December 21
anyone who doesn’t
fully understand the story, will find
characters are not introduced
one of the most
rable performances I've ever seen.
know what Jesus
some scenes confusing. The
about the sacrifices Christ the
hours of his
unquestionably, he’s done a mag-
so you might find yourself wonder-
Caviezel's eyes as he's beaten and
ins at times who’s who. But this
The Passion of
you'll feel in
the world like never before.
your ears tuned and open.
or music and see
authority figure will have an
unusually deep message for you,
four stars out of five.
Who’ll miss Mike Bullard?
Wickens, 20, a second-year
Canadian Mike Bullard’s latenight talk show won't be making
seen his stand-up comedy.
Global senior programming vice-
president. the cancellation
“Unfortunately, and in spite of a
effort by Global,
program has not demonstrated
the degree of success that merits a
continued run,” he said in a website statement.
continue to hold Mike
highest esteem and wish
Hoover says Bullard was
years before in
better than you'd
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miss her laughter and her enthusiasm. We could always depend on Anne. Her ability to cut to the chase and tell it like it was will always be appreciated. Anne was a champion of family and college community. For over 25 years she worked in the LRCs at Doon, Waterloo and Cambridge Nursing Division campuses. She served on various committees including College Council, Presidential Selection Committee, and various OPSEU positions, including treasurer.
bossy friends! You
won't be as easygoing as usual,
and might snap back without
really meaning anything. Avoid them or try to stay quiet, at least
day or two.
weird emotional vibes
or you'll just
over in a day or two.
Leo July 23
going to get stormy. Don't try to
Pisces February 19
running quite successfully on six
The Mike Bullard Show had been for
Your plans should
at a time.
memory of our co-worker, mentor and who passed away March 23 rd 2003.
about the news on the morning the
friends will be impressed
keep breathing and take
to a lack of viewers.
In loving friend
This will be a great day; you'll
not feel like
problems on their terms. You can
think about where you're headed.
getting out of bed, but you'll need
and, according to a state-
to deal with all
show was cancelled on
pretty good,” he says.
any more appearances on Global.
he did on his show was
smile and laugh
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some new if
up some new brain
will be pretty out
try to take in
Your ego might
like you're not
people have, their
with Jon Stewart
time slot on
so cut them
awesome, but other
November 2003. The filled
up with themselves,
in the right
when you need
will step in to lend a
the perfect time. Discoveries will
have a friend
like needles in the hay.
and quite possibly snagged
Bullard isn't getting
“I’m quite happy about
Virgo August 23 September 22
21, a second-year mar-
keting student at Conestoga. “He’s a complete idiot
show's getting cancelled. can stand the guy!”
Today might be
a love connec-
sure you're pro-
tion day, so
O Neill is a ’
year journalism student
celebrate Anne's spirit alive in our memories,
As we treasured her presence among us
jecting the image
who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot
cards just for kicks.
Where were you on Day?
the third floor of the
The album Destiny was and Craig said he wanted
Patrick’s Day. But,
with the Irish holiday.
North America three or four times over the years
to agree with
North America more than
between competing demands on our time and energy. in
The Buddy Holly
demands on us which can cause stress and stress-related illnesses. But there are ways to maintain our health and keep an equilibrium
time for self-care may mean reserving several
hours a week for a fitness activity we enjoy.
can talk to about personal matters and daily
and people to
just "hang out" with and do something purely for fun.
known for their song I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) from their when
Benny and Joon.
another one like “I just started
monitoring our use of alcohol, caffeine and tobacco are choices longer and prevent
help us live
playing chords and
albums we used
studio, the last
This one has a
more big boom.”
“When we toured Destiny
when you’ve been
seven years you
you still have an honest ear.”
about 50 min-
Craig describes the new album as
memory and stamina. Having a balanced, healthy us feel more relaxed, in control of the present and
one of those songs.”
wife,” said Craig,
song from the
Way, was of
film Shrek in 2001.
Cambridge Borland was
a loss while trying to
describe the duo’s upbeat, Celtic, folk style
and country twang.
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song called Hate is it
turns to hate,” said Craig.
The Proclaimers have been
today we’re coming
snow," said Charlie.
about loving somebody so
Canada about 10
same album, I’m on on
our future direction.
song to war ballads. “There
has been married to his inspiration Petra for
having varying subject matter from
woman, who was my
are very organic,
depend on the
the marching beat.
producer and the band.On the
admiration,” said Charlie. “They’re
balanced meal daily, maintaining appropriate body weight and
his favourite track
“Certain records catch the public’s
Getting eight hours of sleep nightly, eating at least one hot,
record in a long time
will last,” said Nisbet.
Miles was so popular he’d write
Charlie always had a theory that
like everything,” said Nisbet,
featured in the 1993 Johnny
quiet ref lection.
1988 album Sunshine on Leith.
The song became a
being alone, with time for relaxation and
Stuart Nisbel thinks
got the words straight away,” said
to feel comfortable
ers and the production techniques
need friends we
for another album.
“It’s the first
“I think it’s actually celebrated in
best since Sunshine
our touring schedule.”
Born Innocent was released
said Charlie, while planning to get a
glass of Alexander Keith’s before
have an honest
end of February and the band's guitarist
just a coincidence,”
ear,” said Craig,
Reid don’t mind being associated
been away seven years you don’t
the Scottish twins Charlie and Craig
toured with Destiny
another album soon.
went very well, but when you've
Pinnell said one of the reasons he
they’re on tour in Toronto.”
seven years after Sunshine on Leith
in the right
right time,” said Borland.
Water Street pub.
on tour promot-
signed by the band and were
which they did two weeks before
their best efforts into succeeding academically.
The pressures of school can easily cause students to lose the balance between taking care of themselves and the need to put
15 other fans
scheduled a Scottish band to draw
the Proclaimers are
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: A Healthy
show even though
were being held
friend the front
early celebration of the
Well known as a one-hit-wonder,
(left to right), Cheryl Borland, Charlie Reid and Beth Hawkin smile for the camera after a Proclaimers concert at Fiddler’s Green in Cambridge on March 12. Borland and Hawkin, fans of the band, had their chests signed by the Reid brothers.
“There were two
sing along to their favourite folk
(Photo by Desiree Finhert)
the night of they
Approximately 350 fans packed Fiddler’s
By DESIREE FINHERT
— Page 11
are currently touring in the
said Borland while singing I’m on
Calgary and Vancouver by the end
of the month.
â€” SPOKE, March 22, 2004
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