Page 1

Conestoga hosts ECE conference

He’s the voice on the Beat An evening host and music director lives his dream job

More than 500 people the largest conference

The

in

Southern Ontario. 3

Orphaned kittens find new home Maine woman nurses her furry friends

Beat.

Feature

in

News

at local radio station

91 .5

participated

back

to health for families to adopt.

12

Feature

8

Monday, March 29, 2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

— No.

1

CSI in talks with a possible new drug provider By DESIREE FINHERT

Dusick, adding she sympathizes

who currently have on a bus to go to the drug store on a Saturday. The bus ride from Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre to the closest

with students, Mail-order prescriptions are one

of two reasons

why Conestoga

may be

switching health

College

plan providers.

Conestoga Students

Inc.

(CSI)

discussed switching

to

Pharmcx

Direct for drug plans

at a

board of

meeting on March 2. Judy Dusick, CSI’s general man-

directors’

ager,

said

directors

Fairview Park,

the

company

to

Pharmex by

“They

will

provide a three-

month supply of any prescription ... and they will deliver

it

to

CSJ’s general manager

the

scription.

“They will provide a three-month supply of any prescription, not just oral contraceptive, and they will it

to

your home.”

Judy Dusick,

student's doctor faxing or telephoning in the pre-

deliver

Pharmex is same

they will continue to offer the

service over the

scriptions can be

submitted

approxi-

Dusick said the second advantage of switching to

two reasons.

Mail-order pre-

is

mately 25 minutes.

to

Oakville pharmafor

mall,

the

need

consider ceutical

to get

your home,” said

line

between

paying

the

health

for

with the pharmacies will

mean

pocket for their prescriptions up front and then wait for reimburse-

ments from September.

be

a certain lag time

students won’t have to pay out of

tage.” will

stu-

who use the health plan may know that there is dents

plan and getting back on line with the pharmacies,” she said. Pharmex’s willingness to stay on

Dusick. "That’s a real big advan-

The three-month supply

summer. “Those

Claim

their health provider in

Secure

provides

ing fee of about $5 and not three

Conestoga’s current health coverage and is underwritten by Industrial Alliance Pacific Life

dispensing fees.

Insurance Company.

delivered for free to anywhere in Ontario. There is only one dispens-

“If they’re going to deliver it right to your house it’s a particular

bonus for those who live in residence and don’t have cars,” said

Students can expect a reduction

of $8.93 for their health plan fee. “I’m still pushing them for a little bit more,” said Dusick.

Once upon a palm

Mexico

in

and Cozumel, Mexico’s largest island, is becoming a popular tourist destination. It is 28 miles long Taylor recently visited Michelle reporter Spoke reefs. coral for its known well is and wide miles 10 the beautiful island and gives her personal account on Page 3.

Hate crimes By CARLA

KOWALYK

close to

hit

the circumstances, that

not the

is

nized as the International of Elimination the

is

recog-

Day

for

Racial

Working hard

household and knows first hand the effects hate crimes can have on an

“When the anti-Semitic messages began appearing in my neighbourhood it made me begin to question

messages

were

my

faith,” she said. “It

or not

bourhoods in Toronto, Vaughan and even close to home, the

wonder whether

Kitchener- Waterloo area.

people hated

Kirsten Binstock, a first-year arts and sciences student, said she feels

was bom into.” The only possible

disgusted that people could be so

Binstock could

and hurtful

hateful

human “I

construction crew works on the roof of the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion at the University of Waterloo.

A

a Jewish

important day for peace seemed to

spray painted on surfaces in neigh-

by Tim Murphy)

in

individual.

Anti-Semitic

(Photo

Binstock grew up

Discrimination. Only this year, this

be overlooked.

to

another

that

me

for

people could leam to

me

it

scapegoat for peo-

ple to be able to feel better about

themselves and what they’re doing.” The acts of hatred have not gone

unnoticed

McGuinty

by Premier Dalton and the Legislative

Assembly.

answer

Semitism.” He also expressed his support for Ontario’s hate crime

I

when

other

something

come up with

as to

com-

tolerate other’s differences,” the 21-

taking place because of the

year-old said. ‘Unfortunately, under

The Passion of the

movie and

zero-tolerance.

“I’m glad

that

people are taking

notice,” Binstock stated.

say these acts are Christ,

like it’s a

1

should

these hate crimes were

“Some people

seems

On March 22 at Queen’s Park, McGuinty introduced a motion that reads “the Legislative Assembly condemns the recent acts of anti-

made me

mitted was a rumour she heard.

being.

wish

continue to believe

why

depiction of the Jewish priests and children,” she said. “But to

case.”

Every year March 21

home

its

“So many

people can turn a blind eye to things that make them feel uncomfortable. That’s no reason to ignore

it.”


Page 2

News

— SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Now deep thoughts

Small

...with Conestoga College

change

<

'Random questions answered 6y random students

What

fees

in is

the worst pick-up line

you’ve ever heard?

By DESI REE

FI

NHERT

The Conestoga Students

Inc.

(CSI) fee will only decrease by

approximately $1

September

in

2004, despite significant cost savings.

CSI agreed

“Do you mind here

if

I

stand

safe where

until it’s

to a 93-cent decrease

board of direcmeeting on March 2. Although the student health plan and the recreation centre fees have in activity fees at a tors’

I

farted.”

CSI

decreased,

Kevin Wilson

increasing their

is

own development

fund.

Next year students will save $8.93 for health care. In the 20032004 year

the health plan cost stu-

dents $185.68, but next year

it

will

only cost $176.75.

“What’s your

CSI

city’s

be saving approxi-

will also

mately $1,200 by returning their

biggest export.”

Bank of

financial business to the

Lisa Nosal

Montreal.

CSI’s general manager Judy Dusick said the Bank of Montreal

same

will offer the

interest rate as

ING

CSI’s current back,

Direct.

Bank of Montreal

Also, the

will

waive the corporate service charge “If

I

could rearrange

the alphabet, put

U and

Christa

I

I

would

together.”

Campbell

CSI

if

returns

which draws $100 to $150 per month from CSI’s account. Dusick said CSI is going to look at reducing or nullifying the cost of CSI’s staple service fees, because of the approximate $1,200 annual

CSI has

a contractual

it

added

to

said Dusick. “I

However, 2006-2007

$16

Based on 5,500

tre fee.

rec cen-

students,

Dusick said CSI

“We need

fulfill their obli-

tre,”

Dusick anticipates an enrolment September 2004 and, therefore, the rec centre fee will be lowered to $ 3 per stu-

“I

to

do a

little

little

more recent

future,

CSI

is

1B22

if

the

college

would

like the

board of direc-

have the space that CSI is currently housed in and have the

to hire

office staff

move

across the hall,”

“We

will have to spend a little bit of money on renovating and making it a temporary location until such time that we have a student centre or have decided that we are not going to have a student centre.”

on what

said

want and what they

like to see in a student cen-

said Dusick.

If the

someone

tors to

to find out if they

student centre

for

and

1B21

put this

need

need to put aside a

grants the space.

the student centre should provide.

would

order to

will

the students for their ideas

needs

in

to

other

at

planning to expand in to rooms

the services of a consultant to survey

a

gation to the rec centre.

want

pre-

research and development,” said Dusick.

toward the CSI development fund."

$16 per student equals $88,000. is $13,000 more than CSI

This

“We money

In the

annum

to the rec centre.

research student centres

from the other two areas what we have previously

charged for Sanctuary renovation,”

is

colleges and universities.

a combination of the $ 1

obligation to provide $75,000 per

CSI

centre, then

pared to hire an architect and

raised to $27. is

own

their

a capital devel-

opment fund because we don’t know when it’s going to be.” The capital development fund fee was originally $16, and Dusick said she would like to see the fee “That

activity fee included a

Tanya Good

what the students want.

just calling

in savings

rec centre fee will also be

academic year. For the last two years the student

crazy.”

that’s

The

the contract ends in the

me

if

We’re

savings.

decreasing.

“You must be Jamaican, because you’re Jamaican

service,

their

to

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

Judy Dusick, CSI’s general manager, looks over the budget report at a board of directors’ meeting on March 2.

survey shows students want

Dusick.

of 5,700 students in

FACTS

1

2004-2005

dent. “I see “I

may

not be the best

looking guy here, but I’m

the only one talking to you.”

Richelle Jorritsma

n’t

no reason why we should-

reduce that fee to $13 per stu-

dent which takes us just around the

$1.89

CSI Health Plan be

activity fees will not

2004

start.

in the health

care fee, the rec centre fee and the

decrease

in

CSI

service charges

going up

is

is

a student centre.

CSI president of student activiFalconer said CSI has

ties Justin

money

had over the

last

“It puts

few years and it.

us in a position to offer

more without

necessarily putting an

extra burden on the students,” said

Falconer.

“We

can’t call

centre yet, because

we

it

a student

don’t

$0.00

$185.68

$8.93

$16.00

$3.00

$16.00

$11.00

$307.68

g|

mm

$.93

know

CONESTOGA MALL 747-1290

FAIR VIEW MALL

MEN’S SHOPS

that they’ve

found a way to reallocate

SmiCe Conestoga, you coufd 6e our next respondent!

$27.00

to

research the possibility of building

just taken the

$1.89

the

development fund. CSI

money

$1.89

CDF

$306.75

is

planning to use the

brother.”

CSI

only decreasing by 93 cents. fee that

$90.00

CDF

$13.00

Total

capital

Scott Rawlings

$176.75

CSI Rec Centre

pays for banking, student fees are

The

“Do you have an older

$88.11

ment," said Dusick.

However,

Difference

CSA Fee

$75,000 mark, depending on enrol-

decreasing for the Despite the decrease

2003-2004

CSI Association Fee

894-0770 on your Grad

10%

Suit,

Prom

Suit,

Interview Suit,

QFF

whateverthe occasion from $149.00

THIS ENTITLES THE STUDENT

BEARER TO 1 0% OFF THE PURCHASE OF ANY REGULAR PRICED MERCHANDISE. offer valid at above locations - one voucher per promotion not valid on sale merchandise - not valid with any other promotion


News

London

SPOKE, March

29,

2004

— Page 3

see knight-time

will

By PETR CIHACEK The greatest knights in the world swarm London, Ont.. to com-

will

pete in the largest and most presti-

gious heavy-armour competition

500

in

years.

The

Dragon's

2004 Tournament

Lair

International Jousting

will take place in July. For three days, the John Labatt Centre in

downtown London

become

will

a

splendid

medieval battlefield where Shane Adams from Cayuga, Ont., will fight to defend his

title

of the world’s best knight. And the captain of the national jousting

team Knights of Valour works hard to get ready for the championship. “1 train

every day,” said Adams.

”1 usually

gym

spend two hours in the and another hour and a half on

horseback."

Every day,

Adams

has to balance

training with resting pulled cles

and healing

mus-

he suf-

injuries

fered in other competitions.

It’s

a

neverending battle he said, adding

most common injury is a shoulder or broken hand. But no injury could be serious enough to stop this fearless knight from participating in the that the

dislocated

London tournament and

glorious

competing for the Jousting Champion.

.

.

in

(Photo by Petr C/hacek)

,

Members ,

Canadian jousting team Knights of Valour, James Merilees (left) and Shane Adams, displays their Toronto. Adams and Merilees are readying to compete at an international jousting tournament in July in London. of the

Robin Hood, there

a

is

more

why he keeps

pulling his muscles and breaking

elite of

the

be coming up.

elite will

It’s

such a

unique event.” Holly Kjeldgaard,

his bones.

Labatt centre

Labatt centre’s “It's

such a unique event.

was

like

anything else,

for

four. it

be the second time

will

Adams and

compete

assistant general manager

in

the other knights to

Last year, the Labatt centre host-

title,

the

conqueror will also receive a $1,750 purse. But for Adams, whose childhood superhero wasn’t Batman or Spider-Man but

500 years as 40 knights from seven countries competed in lightarmour and heavy-armour games. This year, warriors will be competing in heavy armour only, making it in

Memory CARLA KOWALYK

On March

16,

A1 Hunter, chief of security

Conestoga College

of the use of school equipment that

these computers

at the

memory from

would have taken

a lot of hard work.

“Whoever did

it

to

move

get

their

was able

they had paid for in their student

the

fees.

hands inside the computer’s tower,” Hunter said. “After that it’s just a matter of pulling out a chip.” Hunter said he’s getting tired of

Memory was

ripped

number of computers

out in

of a

Room

1C9.

you have

So

it’s

not

It’s

something

to see.”

there are

far,

general

assistant

director of marketing.

6 men and four

1

registered for the tourna-

And

Knights are often called modernday gladiators and jousting has the reputation of being one of the roughest and most extreme sports in the world. Even though they are protected by 50 kilograms of stainless steel armour, jousters always

some

get

Southern Ontario’s largest conference for early childhood education

practitioners,

administrators

and future professionals was held at Conestoga College on March 26 and 27.

More

than

500

participants

attended the two-day conference,

which was the 16th annual ECE professional development conference.

Dubbed Early Childhood ... Where It All Begins, the seminar

bruises or fractures as

they collide at a force of almost

ment. They are from Canada, U.S.,

100 kilometres per hour, striking

England, Holland and Australia.

each other’s chests or head with

On

July 7, 8 and 9, those brave

warriors

will

try

knock

to

their

opponents off their horses in five fierce sessions of heavy-armour and open-gauntlet competitions.

thing to hear and see at the tournament. The event will also include

medieval musical and comedic acts and a parade through downtown London where spectators will get a chance to admire the knights’ splendid horses and marvellous costumes. Tickets for the event are available at

Ticketmaster and range from $20 For children, the fee is $15. Last year, 15,000 people saw the

to $25.

spectacular show.

“We

lances.

“Those guys

really get hurt,” said

Kjeldgaard. “This

is

a real thing.”

But crunching of bones and won’t be the only

fierce fighting

chasse around and

all

the thefts going

because

it

on

at the

school

disrupts the learning of

students.

use.

“The computers look you boot them up,” he then

it

security because they have to toughen the rules of computer lab

“I’m

began with opening remarks and an awards presentation to three excep-

“but

responsible for the stricter rules,”

won’t load because there’s no

Hunter pointed out. “It’s just that we now have to have the cameras and extra patrols where as before

memory. So those computers really any good to the students.” Hunter pointed out that incidents like this one make it tougher on

aren't

cator award.

tors.

photographer, motivational speak-

of the three awarded were

the

Doon campus

and Mark

child care centre

Sommer

of the Waterloo

campus child care centre. Harper was recognized with the exceptional teacher award and Sommer was honoured with the cooperating teacher award. The other recipient was Saginaw’s Debbie Ainley, who was awarded the exceptional edu-

er

are

said,

tional local early childhood educa-

Two

students

until

The keynote speaker year's event was author,

Conestoga’s Samantha Harper of

saying

not

fine

we

didn't.”

The

Conestoga hosts 16th annual By JASON SMITH

spectators should get ready

for a ferocious hardcore battle.

are hoping for 20,000 this

said

year,” sales

Kjeldgaard.

have been good so

“Ticket far (even

though) our heavy advertising won’t kick in for a while.”

stolen from college computers

college, said stealing

students were once again deprived

manager and

women

London.

ed the largest jousting tournament Besides the prestigious

the largest heavy-armour tournament since the 16th century. “The elite of the elite will be coming up,” said Holly Kjeldgaard,

“I'm just a little kid living my childhood dream,” he said, adding that he’s loved jousting since he In July,

By

Casa Loma

of World

title

important reason

“The

skills at

and “entrepreneur of

at

this

aviator,

life”

Carl

theft

has been reported to the

ECE aircraft

light

and is Hunter knowlcontact the

sit-

can't be everywhere but

we

uation.

“We

Hunter said. “The students are our best resources - they can help.” try to be.”

conference

became the first person to fly across Canada in an open-cockpit ultra

Waterloo Regional Police still being investigated, but said that any student with edge of the crime should security so they can handle

and

is

the

that risk-taking is vital for growth."

The remainder of

the

weekend

consisted of an information

fair,

3

author of two best-selling books:

workshops, presentations and sem-

Gift of Wings,

inars.

highlighting

his

There were many different

techniques and approaches relevant

wheelchair ever since breaking his

Canada in the ultra light craft; and Us Little People, a look at Old Order Mennonite chil-

back

in a fluke

dren.

those in the

dent

in

many

great accomplishments in his

flight across

Hiebert.

Hiebert has been confined to a

1981,

hang-gliding accibut

has

achieved

time.

He became

flight instructor in

opening his own

Canada flight

after

school.

to the practice

and development of

field.

touching slide show of his epic

The conference was sponsored by Preschool Support kidsLINK

Hiebert

uses

a

thrilling

and

“how

Services, the Region of Waterloo

your attitude will make or break

Children’s Services Division and

importance of reaching

Conestoga’s early childhood edu-

flight

the first paraplegic

topics, all reflecting current issues,

you,

to

the

help demonstrate

beyond imagined boundaries and

cation program.


Page 4

Commentary

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Anti-Semitic

violence affects

everyone During the Second World War Jewish people were persecuted for no other reason than they were Jews.

by one was a

Lives, families and dreams were shattered ruthless dictator

who saw Jews

as inferior.

It

nightmare. Lately, Jewish people have been targetted again. The City of Toronto has come under attack by shameless vandals who have no respect for themselves, their city, or the lives of the people around them. In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Jewish cemeteries have been desecrated, homes of Holocaust survivors defaced, synagogue windows broken. But more importantly, the heart of the Jewish community is

shattered.

Our community

We

are in this together,

we

are

"How many times do

(sigh)

is shattered.

Anti-Semitic violence affects us

all.

no

I have to threaten to

suspend your licence?"

different.

It

could

be our school, our church, our faith. The anti-Semitic acts that have crippled Toronto are perpetrated by uneducated cowards who don't have a strand of moral fiber in their body. They come out at night; afraid sunlight will bleed through their empty soul. Afraid their hatred will have a face. Afraid to be judged by the very people they are so wickedly per-

KNuii

Yet these people live among us. They run our government, handle our money, and take care of our children. To this day, some private clubs in Canada still reflect anti-Semitic views. It's a shame. Consequently, we don't know who these criminals

msne^Timmi

xrun

>

i

nuiif^

\

\

\

x

\

Crack down on drunk drivers Unfortunately, there will always

who

be people

ing others while impaired behind

drive while intox-

the wheel.

Two weeks

icated.

Many

secuting.

iii

of them will

make

it

who

and

struck

injured a cyclist, received a 90-

driveways and no one will

their

ago, an intoxicated

Waterloo man

to

be any the wiser, or hopefully,

day

they will be stopped by police.

weekends. Also, he will not be

home

term that he will serve on

jail

or

There were many conditional

allowed to drive for three years.

be pulled over. They are the ones

sentences that spurred their deci-

are.

who

sion,

The victim received severe head injuries, but was not killed in the

there

other vehicles, killing and

These actions may seem dim and childish, but is no stereotype for hate. There are around six million people in the GTA and they all fit the profile;

we

all fit

The and

And

will not arrive

run off the road or crash into

they must be caught.

few years.

sentence will erase the memory or ease the pain. Hate crimes cannot be rightly served by justice. They can only be identified and not forgotten. When the perpetrators are caught we must shine a light on their face.

paper, and

We must plaster them on the radio, newsTV like they plastered hate in our commu-

Only then will they be able to comprehend the embarrassment they caused the Jewish people, the community and the country. nity.

Letters are

is

senseless act? arrest

their sentence after

deadly

and

They receive house

and lose their licence for a

This growing trend has caused

Mothers Against Drunk Driving

(MADD) tion

who have caused injury.

to condi-

drunk drivers

a fatality or crit-

They

that the federal

ish

are requesting

government abol-

house arrest as a sentence and

adhere to

a

a

local

jail

They want

arrest

and

intoxicated killing

a

case,

34-year-old Waterloo

house

of

to

after

As

and

we have a we share

drivers,

bility to those

man in The accused, who

including

with,

pedestrians.

responsithe roads

and

cyclists

And we

are taught at

will be serving his time at his par-

an early age that drinking and

entsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; farm, is currently appealing

driving

the conviction.

ple.

A

few years ago, the

maximum

is

increased from 14 years to

potential

imprisonment.

In

1996,

actions.

sentences

in

several individuals sent to their

of 4,000 signatures and then take

homes

the petition to Ottawa.

were convicted of

well

just believe

long enough,

Since then, the group has seen

behind

full

it

the the their

could

not be pulled over. If you do

drunk driving

cases.

minimum

make

consequences of

They

peo-

kills

never happen to them or they will

Parliament authorized conditional

get

to

knowing

wheel,

it

that are impaired

decision

a

life

wrong and

Those

sentence for these crimes was

terms for offenders.

to record a

of the fortu-

nate ones.

driving

striking

He was one

accident.

two years

21-year-old

March 2001.

to start a national peti-

demanding an end

tional sentences for

ical

including

where

man was sentenced

sometimes

their

acts of vandalism.

They must be brought out of the darkness and placed in the public eye. Yet, no punishment will fit the crime, no conviction will repair the glass, no jail

maim-

ing others.

And what

the profile.

perpetrators are expressing an opinion they are

entitled to have, but doing so illegally through graffiti

But some

dence, until that one fateful day

when

instead of jail after they

I

it

all

comes

believe that

to an end. if

you make

Is published and produced weekly by the Journalism students

of Conestoga College

Editor: Blake Gall

Spoke welcomes editor. Letters

letters to the

should be signed and include the

and telephone number contacted

No unsigned

name

of the writer. Writers will for verification.

be published. Letters should beVio longer than 500 words. Spoke reserves the right to edit any letter

be

Spoke Online

Advertising Manager: Carrie Hoto Production Managers: Petr Cihacek, Kate VandeVen

Editor:

Circulation Manager:

Lesley

Leachman

Jason Noe

Photo Editors: Halley McPolin, Valentina Rapoport, Jason Middleton

letters will

N2G 4M4

Faculty Adviser: Christina Jonas

Spokeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s address is 299 Doon Valley Dr., Room 4B14, Kitchener, Ontario, N2G 4M4. Phone: 748-5220, ext. 3691 3692, 3693, 3694 Fax: 748-3534 E-mail: spoke @conestogac. on. ca

for publication.

Address correspondence to: The Editor, Spoke, 299 Doon Valley Room 4B14, Kitchener, Ont.,

,

Dr.,

Web

site:

a

decision to drive while intoxicat-

killing or injur-

Spoke

welcome

it

you gain confi-

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

The views and opinions expressed in this newspaper do not necessarily reflect the views of Conestoga College. Spoke shall not be liable for any damages arising out of errors in advertising beyond the amount paid for the space. Letters to the editor are subject to acceptance or rejection and should be clearly written or typed; a MS Word file would be helpful. Letters must not contain any libellous statements.


News LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Calender upsets resource group

is

What

the covers

our

to pre-

is

meet personal

encompass the

but

Human

ful,

creator called

the journalist called

it

unfortunate:

the sexi-

media

creative

is

Only a month ago, our school newspaper published all the winning stories and poems submitted by students of Conestoga College to a literary competition about women and violence. These were personal and powerful stories that

for the

two objectify men and purpose of making the

in

promoting its fundraiser to increase awareness about stopping violence against women. Perhaps the broadcasting students is

should read this article to understand the difference between being part of the problem rather than the solution. Broadcasting students should understand that their fundraising project could perpetuate negative

women and

attitudes toward

there

a

is

objectifying

women

We recommend view the video

that

between

relationship

and violence.

that the students Still

Killing

Us

women

their bodies for

representing and

gape at impacts on the respect we have for ourselves and expect from others. Years ago, Conestoga College, through education of employees and students, dealt with sexism and the poisoned environment it cre-

A

hope

someone’s office. never OK is

in

truly are. It’s

show

dream. Perhaps

much

for

When

concept

this

some people turn

I

seem

can’t

Spears

on the

is

too

to grasp. television

I

to escape the constant

is

figures being

not a good role model

Well guess what?

If

your children

are idolizing Spears than

like to take this

time to

welcome everyone to the year 2004. may offend some people but It today sex is what sells. The men

blamed

because her clothes are too sexy.

being called disgusting and

would

the

TLC

has

a year-end pictorial.

have even gone so

always taught

was

you must

When my mom was my role She was in my house every-

be doing something wrong.

was

1

five

model. day;

I

actually

knew

her.

She taught

numerous

shows have them and even

The calendar may be nothing more than an object, but the viewThey are students of this working to achieve a

country

the

Trading Spaces crew from

ing

are real.

make money.

across

put out annual calendars,

women

Hood of public

I

Firelighters

TV

that peo-

have become a main-

we have to offer, and mentally, without someone critiquing our actions.

er must realize the people inside

was

be forgetting that

stream vehicle to

physically

for the actions of children. Britney

is

calendars

to

the world what

was shocked to see such negative feedback from so many people around the school. The calen-

women

men

or

**** IMPQRTANT

objectify

to

It

Some

people

far as to say the

of the calendar are promot-

women. A

violence against

I was image has nothing to do with rape and violence. Power is what predators seek.

sexy pose promotes nothing.

If

anything,

that

these

women

are

empowering themselves with this calendar. They posed, as they wanted to, showing their personal beauty. applaud these men and women, wish them the best of luck with sales of the calendar, and hope I

they

all

achieve everything they

could ever dream

of.

While interacting with them. I’ve realized they have brilliant minds in beautiful bodies, which may be too

much

for

some people

to handle.

But I commend the work they’ve could done and only wish that grace one of the pages someday. I

REMINDER ****

as sexual objects

for the purpose of financial gain,

sensationalism or voyeurism.

Nor

is it

OK for our college com-

munity to support

These

this in

any way.

are

beautiful,

students

Application deadline to request tutoring

and talented.

skillful

intelligent,

great careers ahead of

They have

Is

April

2,

2004

(exception of Practical Nursing

them.

st

That

what

is

I

want

and

to sell

1

.

semester)

community

Student Services

in 1

poor taste work

for a small

weekly paper

Western Ontario and

that

in

the

if

the cal-

thought

I

faith.

The cartoon just seems

God does

put that sign in the

students to

make

positive

choices toward building their pro-

Member of

the

Women’s

Group of Conestoga

same cartoon

gay and a child molester

is total-

ly

uncalled

for. I do realChurch has

I’m not blind or deaf, so

serious issues to take care of

and address. But I feel by printing an cartoon

like

that

editorial

you’re

is

in a

all

help

-

there

is still

maze.

A tutor may be able to

time - don’t delay!

a

black eye.

Most

unprofessional I

read the

spread in Spoke about the broadcasting students’ calendar. If you missed

religious

are great and for so

2004,

Don’t get caught

pretty

religions

together and giving them

Calender

as

as

much grouping many

College

bit

labeled

some

Deborah Cox

go a

to

love and to

who you seemingly

a priest

ize that the Cathglic

fessional career.

16,

who we

school

remember

seemed

calendar such as this would

The Women’s Resource Group of Conestoga College does not endorse this calendar and encour-

On March

nice to

are told to

are encouraged to

not be allowed to hang on the wall

overboard.

Resource

it’s

we

the

place.

behalf

and disguise

that

unprofessional.

ous religious

On

learning

we

blame

for society’s problems.

ates.

in

circulated in their work-

Faculty

when

often

the younger years sometimes.

dar

or public embarrassment

all

bit jealous.

others

hide our curves, cover up our flaws

say these students won’t always be

selling females as bodies to

com-

future students featured in the cal-

ages

little

fun and beauty was theirs. Not to

endars are not subjected to ridicule

is

have the

They have created something

your March 15 editorial cartoon was done in poor taste. I’m not Catholic, but I do have a very seri-

endar

was a

Too

while others to

in particu-

mercialism. sincerely

those

themselves,

see as being proud of their

beauty.

way

Religious cartoon

in real life.

lar, need to pay attention to the consequences of their choices

We

I

and women in these calendars are having fun. What some regard as

may

as a

the negative reaction ple

objectifying

it

What bothered me more about

Opinion

rare that

I

and the public. Joan Magazine

can be found in the Conestoga LRC. Mounting evidence suggests that negative perceptions of women can affect

when using

duced

beautiful, but

women. We know that

my

keepsake of a lifetime. After looking over the calendar the broadcasting students pro-

These calendars are a set-back to the pursuit of ending violence

ing of their role in the media. This

video

students

captured a time

celebrate to the college

Furthermore,

become.

Wow,

memento.

broadcasting

perfectly clear that as a

it

Softly to gain a better understand-

women

to

my journey.

we still have work to do to make our communities safe for women.

is

same issue of Spoke another article was featured about the Body Shop that

ironic

one day hope

Perhaps a calendar would be the perfect

against

money.

which

about the Body Shop

1

helped shape the

friends or of

has been created

is

person

life that

pivotal

have a picture of myself, of

preposterous.

calendars that

my

in

was a

It

Women.

article

society

It

time

issue of Spoke, there

that will bring a smile to

face indefinitely.

paign to Stop Violence Against

an

is

ed? Perhaps the students can feel good about their passion for developing the project and seeing

women

same

In the

made

What

my

unprofessional.

would be acceptable or celebrat-

it

memories

it

and

an example of

look at

I

of

intent

be that the students really

through, but to call

call

1

taste

is

what was wrong good fun.

Gall

media

met along the way. be a scattered bunch of

will

It

all in

people having fun

took and remember the

I

people

brilliant

right,

Blake

wrote, reminisce on

Sometimes memories aren’t enough though. It’s always nice to

Rights Legislation.

it

bad

in

beauti-

what was

This calendar

will

I

of Canada and their 10-ycar cam-

believe that this form of

it

them

I

stories that

integri-

We have seen both calendars and admit we were shocked to see our students objectifying themselves for the sake of raising money. Can

Spoke and read

the difference in tone

is

pictures

is

me

and what was

glance through old issues of

The

professional ethics and standards that not only

I’ll

sions.

career which includes self respect,

ty,

strikingly obvious

is

to

not

professional

a

for

from

undress and seductive poses.

er side of broadcasting.

students

days

the term

point.

The purpose of college

of

states

have forgot

“sexier” used. 'Perhaps that

pare

various

in

between the male and female ver-

organization,

mention broadcasting,

are

— Page 5

2004

29,

affection

In

They

article.

my

objects of

20 years I’ll look back on my at Conestoga College and hopefully have a few good laughs.

female.

Broadcasting published

professional

calendars,

ferent

The Sexier Side of in Spoke on March 15, 2004 had a rather misleading headline. Nowhere in a The

The

two difone male, one

these students appear in

it,

SPOKE, March

organizations

do wonderful things

many people around

world.

David Mowbray

the

Applications available in Student Services

Room 2B04

PEER' SERVICES


Page 6

News

— SPOKE, March 29, 2004

College diploma should

We

be better recognized

alienated youth

lovers can

University

currently trying to establish

take their

education nowadays able as university. to

fail

accept

Too

see

it

is

just as valu-

Too many people

I

instance, during a recent internship

The Record

who

interviewed a

I

clearly thought less of

me

having only been to college. bluntly asked

were.

But

incorrectly

what

my

man for

He

credentials

obviously responded

I

when

I

said college.

"Oh, just college,” he said unen-

Sandham Opinion

college students theoretical learning,

mittee meeting at the college, pro-

while offering university students

fessionals

from

my

— gathered

field

journal-

to talk about

my

program and the industry. But some depressing and disheartening information poured out of the mouths of my potential employers. In so many words, they said a university student with no writing experience would be hired over a college grad that has worked on a school newspaper for two years. It’s is.

a brand, like

The word

GAP.

that’s all

on

same

the

1-888434-9769 j

www.paguide.com

its

students to get universi-

experience, but University of

ty

Western also sees the value in a college education. The university has

While

political parties vie for

their positions in the

upcoming

federal election,

Ontario's youth will likely be less interested than ever.

Of

of age) is the least likely to vote in an election. In order for the youth of tomor-

row to become more interested and involved in politics, changes have to be made. Currently, citizens feel separat-

of the Wal-Mart

could be just as good than the

if

not better

this

and is

to relate to us.

don’t seem to

know

proving one

being wiped away,

is

not better than the

Today,

- only different I don't understand why people and

to elect

is

other

employers think a university graduate is

more

qualified than a college

graduate.

Do

they think

because

we

we

lack intellect

sit

through hours

don't

of droning lectures on

Some

how to thi nk?

say university students are

book smart and college street smart And in a way that

fait

students, I

believe

who says we can't be

We have

both.

exams, leam theories, read

by going to college. two months, when I walk on

dollars In

stage

dressed in

my

nose in the

air

because

College Conestoga

many

voters don't vote

someone

to office, but

someone from

vote to prevent

entering office. Jack Layton, the

leader of the NDP, has long argued that the voting system in Ontario should be changed. Layton wants proportional voting in Canada. Essentially, a party that receives 20 per cent of the vote would receive 20 per cent of the seats. In this way, voters could then vote for their candidate

graduation

I

am proud to

knowing

that the

Furthermore, ers share

little

more votes they

common

vot-

with

today’s media savvy politician.

Many fee! trolled

lies. it doesn't seem that which Canadians vote is going to change anytime soon. Subsequently, we have to work in the current system. While most of us our jaded and disenfranchised

However,

way

in

with government, the only way

we can make change pate in

is

interests

MP

Let your local

issues and concerns.

H

-

days,

get involved in politics in

that politics is

still

by an old-boys club.

Ages

con-

I feel

on council and get involved. finally, while it may seem boring, go out and vote. People

And

die for the right; least exercise

8

-

13

basketball, badminton, soccer,

swimming

games, bating

* Summer Adventure Camp outdoor

23

organized games nature study

activities,

summer camps contact: Conestoga College Recreation Centre

For more information on our

(519) 748-3512, Ext

some

sit

we should

it.

Summer Sports Camp

7

still

way. Even at the municipal level you can make an impact on the local issues in your community.

of your children

Ages 8 -

are

our elected representatives and have a duty to hear us out Also,

ps

circle games, arts, crafts,

theme

know your

They

Summer Cam

Summer Fun Camp

to partici-

some way.

Better yet. run for local office,

many young in

young workers, or young fami-

A variety of fun and interactive camp activities that will capture the

Ages

They

or understand

the

of college

gown and hat I am going to stick my

Conestoga has realized

nor do they

ernment.

shirt

GAP.

don’t

politicians

issues,

ma

they would garner.

ty the quality

know our know how

practical experience. There, the stig-

to save ourselves a few thousand

In reali-

today’s

that

the challenges that face students,

both cost more than the other brand,

seem better.

Opinion

ed from politics and politicians, in part, because of the way in which most people vote and our lack of representation at all levels of gov-

teamed up with Fanshawe to offer

received the better representation

it

Moriey

the age groups, ours (20-30 years

textbooks, but also have the smarts

which makes

Jeff

all

one would experience when buying a GAP shirt over a Wal-Mart brand. The GAP shirt and university feeling

Get « U

need for

it

university splashed

across a resume brings

?

colleges are start-

degree

offer

to

As if 1 had not been turned off" enough by this guy’s cold reaction, I was recently shot down again along with thousands of other college grads and students. During a program advisory com-

ism

thusiastically.

own

programs enabling their students to compete with those in university. But it works both ways at Fanshawe College in London. The college has seen the ing

hear negative com-

ments about attending a community college over a university. For at

More and more

Carla

or simply refuse to

it.

often

its

brand as an institute of technology and advanced learning.

noses out of the air because a college

are today’s

#2250

www.conestogac.on.ca/rec_centre

at


News

money

Raising By

JASON SMITH

It's almost time to strap on those walking shoes and toss the leash on your favourite four-legged family

member. May 29 marks third annual

Lions Foundation of

Canada Walk For Dog Guides

in

foundation told the

the

family the

dog was so upset about

his owner's death that she wasn't

to

work any

The

longer.

ed triend of the allowed to stay

tribution of canine vision, hearing

to Kitchener- Waterloo.

event,

known

as "a fun five-

walk for people and

pooches of all ages." takes place all over Canada and helps raise funds in order to

provide dog guides free

of charge to Canadians w ho need them.

Walk For Dog Guides unique history. The held in memory of Rita

Kitchener’s

has

its

walk

is

own

Francois, a local

woman who

for-

merly had a special services dog. After Francois's death, her fami-

grandson Luc second-year police foundations student at Conestoga, decided to bring a dog guides walk including

ly,

Perreault,

a

to the Kitchener area.

The

Perreault family decided wanted to keep the dog. as it had become an important part of

I

menu

w alk going

to kind

we

of pay

back the foundation and for other people to be able to get the dogs they need."

The walk has grown

in popularity

every year and Perreault said he

is

happy with the support his family and the foundation have received from the community. "It’s growing every year. As for very

this year, so far it sounds pretty good. The numbers keep growing so it looks good from here." K-W helped raise $8,500 in the first year

of the walk and attracted about 150 dogs and 100 people. Last year's

for

abilities are

encouraged to come out

young woman strolls down a college hallway on her way to class. As she turns a comer a classmate greets her.

is sick.”

is

cancelled the teacher

said the

man.

"Really?" asks the

woman excited-

ly

"No. April Fool's!" exclaims the

27.

Monica Himmelman, alumni Murders Tastefully Executed, a compaservices officer, said

ny that stages murders, was for

the

evening.

The company brings play

various

through clues, the

members "It’s

in actors

and

roles,

audience

going to be great fun." said.

The event will be held at the Wings of Paradise butterfly conserv atory in Cambridge.

“The purpose of the event

is

recognize the volunteers that have made the past year so successful,” she said. to

By REBECCA LEARN

calendar.

history of the foolish holi-

day is not straightforward as there was never an official April Fool’s Day. People theorize it caught on in many cultures from celebrations involving the first day of spring.

The beginning of

this tradition

occurred in France during 1582. Prev iously, the

new year had been

Doon

March

of

25.

The

anthologies were donated to

Centre

campus,

worked

ev entually returned to Earl’s family

festivities

LRC

Waterloo campus for a

Resource

at

whil e

the

and

Doon.

the

day of the walk.

be

in

and co-workers gath-

of cancer.

The bocks have a nameplate and memoriam inside the front cover and are filled with stories written by Canadian women. Anne had worked with the women's resources depart-

Anne Earl worked in the LRC for many years. She began working in Cambridge campus came to

shifted to Jan.

However,

it

March

23,

w here the two books w ere presented.

some

line to receive

the

pledge level.

Prizes

ers, travel

bags and

took a long time for

news of the change to spread and some people did not get the message for years. The more stubborn

CD

hold-

gift certificates

from SuperPeL

live,

MURPHY

.

Everyone

fools

jokes.

The

changed over the years to simple prank-playing once the calender struck April. The evolving custom reached England and Scotland before arriving in the American colonies of both the English and French. And the rest is history, as the day has always remained a favourite for practical jokers and those seeking a laugh at the expense of their friends and family. So if you hear the famous words "April Fool’s" this week, be sure to think of the French who placed a giant "kick me" sign on the rest of the

ridicule

w orld.

is

at

8:30 a.m. and the walk begins 9:30 a.m.

at

742-5280, e-mail kwwalkfordogguides@hotmail.com or log on to www.dogguides.com.

you learn would be under constant harassment from simulated media, con-

It was a learning experience for Waterloo regional staff when a backhoe struck a 20-inch crude oil pipeline in the village of Ayr.

cerned citizens, social services groups and urgent calls from emergency crews. The staff handled the situation

was just a

with relative ease, cutting power

Fortunately, this event

simulation.

took place in the offices of 150 Frederick Sl, Kitchener, on

March

22, to test the region's emergency

response plans.

the staff

cises began.

Many of the simulators were new to the concept

of an emergency

simulation, so a few errors were

expected to happen during the day. ‘This

is

my

first

time participat-

ing in an emergency exercise, so will

and gas and evacuating a .6-kilometre zone of people who were at risk from the poisonous gas. With suggestions of terrorism and accusations of incompetence, 1

exercises

Bruce Hunter, the region's emergency measures co-ordinator, and Beth Carter, a communications assistant “I wouldn’t be surprised if my boss fires me at the end of the day,” Hunter joked before the exer-

1

hospitality area. Registration

For more information or to receive

calendar and they kept celebrating

new year on April

lakes

a pledge package and pamphlet call

The event was organized by

the

The Walk For Dog Guides

place at the Waterloo Park in the

$100

new

individuals did not accept the

pamphlet

this year’s

include T-

Emergency measures

1

great

incentive prizes starting at the

By TIM

when

1,

Guides, proudly displays

You can bring your pledge sheet and money to the walk or you can mail them. However, if you bring your pledges to the walk, you will

You

it

be a learning experience,” said

was forced

hundreds of phone

The

however, han-

staff did not,

dle the

media very

When

to deal with

calls.

well.

questioned on suspicions

of terrorism, the police,

EMS

fire

and

participants refused to con-

firm or deny the allegation.

According to Carter, that was a huge mistake. She said emergency services personnel

should always

deny claims of terrorism. “We’ve heard reports

may be

terrorism.

company

Construction

that

Is

this

this

ABC

actually

a

group of terrorists?” demanded Olaf Heinzel, public relations officer for

Carter.

Regional staff was given the scenario of a backhoe setting off an

explosion which created a poison-

Waterloo regional police,

who was

playing the part of a journalist.

Uncertainty

was

the

region's

ous cloud of gas leaving three dead. It was then up to staff to

answer. Overall, the exercise was

determine what actions the region

evaluators will be examining the

successful in testing the plan, and

performance of

should take.

The catch was

member

regional

staff

changes

will

staff to

see

if

be necessary.

CLASSIFIED ADS

ment. helping them choose book

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT

titles.

Earl's co-workers then spoke about

ered at the ceremony on

in the early 1970s. Earl then

until the

K-Ws Walk for Dog

shirts, sweatshirts, vests,

all

Gregorian calendar was introduced and New Year’s Day was

staff

(LRC) in memory of a beloved member of the LRC staff who died

the library at the

way up

money

and some were even ridiculed and made the butt of

Fond memories Learning

in the country.

else eventually called these people

ing on

the

dog guides

Participants collect

happened to all of us at some point. We’ve all been a victim of a stupid April Fool’s joke and it is usually never funny. However, the origin of April Fool's Day doesn’t have anything to do with jokes, it relates back to the changing of a It's

celebrated over eight days, start-

Two

money growing demand

man.

The

solve the case.

Himmelman

meet the

ended on April

A

MURPHY

entertain

the

all

participants to raise pledge

ages and

all

and

free

family and the Lions Foundation of Canada asks is for

together for a very worthy cause.

People and dogs of

is

participate.

Perreault

to help

By JASON NOE

Murder will be the theme at Conestoga College's Alumni Association banquet March

to

Admission

of

you do not

to the walk, although

have to bring a dog to

numbers increased greatly as the walk raised a total of $16,500 and brought 200 people and 250 dogs

"Hey. class

hired

(Photo by Jason Smith)

Luc Perrault, co-chairperson and pledge form.

more than a century

banquet

to

foundation

something." said Perreault. "So got the

alumni

By TIM

we

like

felt

Playing the fool for

Murder on at

was and

was brought

actually

they

the

the family

"My mother and owed the

fit

four-foot-

Perreault’s

w ith

the reason the walk

is

ear and special skills dog guides to

The

the park

services dog cost approximately $10,000 by the time they’re done

The worthwhile and pet-friendly event highlights the work and con-

kilometre

— Page 7

contacting the

Kitchener- Waterloo.

improving the daily lives of Canadians with visual, hearing, medical and physical disabilities.

in

2004

29,

Lions Foundation of Canada and keeping in mind that these special

training,

the date of the

as easy as a walk

is

Upon

their family.

SPOKE, March

the time they had spent with her,

sharing family stories and recipes

and looking

A

few

at

her needlew ork

retired

LRC

staff also

Scholarships possible. Conditions

during the

graph-

season

liaison

Weekend.

well.

884-5650.

ends, Easter Weekend and

member of the faculty of the ics program. Anne was the program as

call:

Flexible

attended the ceremony, along with a

for the graphics

For more info

Waterloo requires people for it’s Pit Crew, and Grounds maintenance Concession Stand starting weekErbsville

Kartway,

full

time

summer months. The ends

Thanksgiving

STUDENT WORK Many

apply.

openings across Canada. schedules

available.

For a great starting pay

apply at workforstudents.com/can.


Feature

— SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Page 8

rejuvenation with aromatherapy

Breathe

in

Essential oils

and fragrances can help

Bv LESLEY LEACH MAN

known to made from

decorates grassy hillsides with

It

field to heal

myrrh (incense

carry

gland, releasing endorphins which

wounds. Romans used

increase sexuality.

oils in their baths to relieve tension

adorn gardens.

use of essential oils from different healing herbs. Oils

But for Jan Scott, of Kitchener, lavender plant.

is

more than

and soothe aching muscles. Scott explains that most aromatherapy treatments rely on the

extracted from

a decorative

For her it serves as a gentle method, known as

Diffusion

help respiratory conditions.

To use

as

tradi-

tional

medi-

cines,

oil blended with six teaspoons of water into a spray bottle and use it before bed. Also, cold compresses can be applied to the forehead to ease headaches. Blend five drops of essential oil with a cup of water

but noth-

seemed to work. It was then ing

that

she turned to aromatherapy.

and soak a cloth

had seen an advertisement for it in a magazine,” explains

15 minutes.

“I

Scott. “I thought I’d give

it

a

the

plant’s

try. It

worked well for me.” Aromatherapy is an alternative healing method that uses essential oils and fra-

According

to

scents

leaves,

flowers,

stems,

branches are

As a

Scott,

then are '

applied

i

are said to have the abil-

other

body or

sprayed

ailments

some

and

sleeplessness

in

behavioural disorders.

throughout history to ease pain and

A

The ancient Greeks were

late

glands

then

instance, ylang ylang to

is

with tea tree anxiety was with chamomile.

considered

When

all

were treated oil and her

VANDEVEN

She firmly believes that arois a healing method with “It

works with the body, instead she says.

it,”

inexpensive compared to some medications. Aromatherapy

can have wonderful done properly.”

effects

if

have become

this is not true, they

take

over.

out at each station they

But don’t worry. Mocha hasn’t gone anywhere, he’s just switched

Mocha’s love for radio began at a young age and by the time he reached 14, he knew that he want-

show host but

also music director.

Two

is

ed to be a DJ.

music and being

over to the evening show.

From

7 p.m. to midnight, he can be heard, same voice, same enthu-

throughout

other

Scarborough,

course

began

Mocha

music director. Once Kiss 92 switched over to Jack FM, Mocha worked on production and produced the morning show. And from here, well The Beat he came. Doesn’t his radio career sound

maybe

the

same

as anoth-

er Beat DJ. If

you

listen to 91.5, you’ll

Mocha and Kwame

have

refer to

each other as brothers, although

station

“I’m living

he says,

my mind

at.

can-

warns Lundy. you are interested in this alternative healing method, Scott

pain,”

But

essential oil,”

she says.

if

strongly

recommends giving

it

a

chance.

“And pregnant women should avoid aromatherapy as to

it

sometimes

has been affect

“Don’t be afraid to try new “There is something to be said for a method that is things,” she says.

so ancient.”

Kitchener has

Mocha

is

have no doubt won’t be

in

that.”

not only the evening

things he

am

“I

we

that

living

passionate about, on-air.

my dream

job right

now,” he says.

my dream

job

When

music directorfor The Beat

he’s not on the radio, he watch TV, read magazines, both Maxim and Stuff, oh and of course music ones. He says, “I’m an anything kind of

He

guy” The one thing he doesn’t do

right now.”

likes to

Mocha,

here he went to Kiss 9.69 in

assistant

heard

work

“I

at

Calgary, then back to Kiss 92 as

familiar,

it

be the biggest and

to

it

radio

And

says they help each other

his

career at Kiss 92 in Toronto.

From

matherapy with caution, because some oils can cause rashes. Additionally, she warns that aromatherapy is no substitute for traditional medicines if you are truly ill. “It can help change your emonot cure diseases or ease chronic

aromatherapy user

known

people with sen-

tional or physical state, but

Scott,

“Never ingest an

that

should also use aro-

skin

ever seen.

Ont., after he finished his two-year

he

their

careers.

siasm, just a different time.

College,

is

Lundy adds sitive

number one.”

“straight to

it

best

broadcasting

be

the uterus.”

each

Seneca

to

that

great benefits.

You may have heard Mocha weekday mornings on 91.5 The Beat, until recently when AJ took

radio-

method

Jan

He wants

in

something

so ancient.”

relieved

really close since they’ve followed

Mocha grew up

is

said for a

matherapy

“It’s also

be a mild aphrodisiac.

should be used with caution.

‘There

stimu-

For

However, Lundy warns that aromatherapy is not harmless and

this

child, her warts

of intruding inside

body.

the

in

also an

her.

These

air.

is

(Internet photo)

Aromatherapy is an alternative healing method that uses essential oils and fragrances to help affect the mind and body. These scents can help reduce stress and treat some ailments.

Mocha anyone?

little By KATE

the

scents

Aromatherapy has been used suffering.

the

to

reduce stress and

to

treat

and

oil

ASH! ffwil

such

e

1

who

aroma therapist. She says she grew up with alternative healing method

with vega b

for

Lundy learned about aromathera-

around

t

remedy

in the

py from her mother,

mixed e

as lavender and vanilla

ity

or

roots

grances to affect the mind and body. different

method add about

this

eight to 10 drops of essential

tried

several

as

air,

calm nerves and

will

this

It

health.

She had

also another treat-

is

Lundy suggests spraying an

well as her overall

stress.

essential oil into the

affect

to

muscles

relieve

body aches and

ment.

lie

memory

her

oils directly into

helps

skin

bed

unable to sleep.

aro-

that

matherapy can be applied in several different ways, depending on the

Night after night,

started

explains

10 years,

for

sprains,

from sleeplessness for many months.

would

massages

oil

and by burning scented candles at night. However, Shelly Lundy, who has worked as an aroma therapist

the

Scott had suffered

in

treated for her restless-

Massaging the

aromatherapy.

awake

was

Scott

ness through lavender

sickness.

healing

she

stimulates the pituitary

it

tree sap) to the battle-

and carries its gentle scent on the warm summer’s breeze. For centuries, lavender has been used to rejuvenate homes and

clusters of purple

inhaled,

mind and body

affect the

has been collecting records

since he

was

12,

and

to date,

he has

his spare time

Mocha

over 3000.

So

far

Mocha

says his career has

been a “rocky road” but he he wants to be. “It’s radio, if

is

where

you love the

A in

you’re going to love your role at

at

whatever

radio

station

you

says he always finds him-

look

in the future,

10 years from now,

The Beal. “As long as

Mocha hopes

to

matter where

I

I

Mocha could

says,

still

be

Mocha The

I

still

radio and I’m on-air.

Beat,

people on-air,

something he doesn’t want to do or think about when he’s at home.

it,

work at.” As for The

in

listen to the radio.

self critiquing the

busi-

ness and are passionate about

is

am.”

have a job I’ll

in

be happy no

is

both a music director and evening

Beat. You can hear him

(Photo

by Kate Vandeven)

show

host at 91

.5

weekdays from 7 p.m. to midnight. Mocha grew up in Scarborough, Ont., and after he finished his two-year radio-broadcasting course at Seneca College, he began his career at Kiss

92

in

Toronto.


Feature

SPOKE, March

By MICHELLE TAYLOR hands gripped the seat and I prayed for a

A!

wondered how warm the air would feel or what a palm tree would look like. ..safe

landing,

I

had seen pictures of islands 1 had never been to a

1

Cozumel, Mexico: seats

0.

1

We

were

tropical place. Pictures just aren't

van

the same.

driver went look-

was the end of February back was longing for Canada and some sunshine. As the airplane landed, safely of 1

course,

could see the jungle sur-

I

rounding the airport of Cozumel,

Mexico. The rush of warm stepped off the hit me as 1

air that

jet

was

mood lifter. mood was about to change. As we entered the airport, the sea

an instant

That

of people to

in front

of us turned out

while

destination of

the

more people.

ing for

my

van,

anxiety

levels

I

I

was setting in. As soon as all the driver

made

road and

sped

It

was

were

mad dash

a

in,

for the

f

lem

started

way

n

Miguel.

He

more

than

ter.

delayed. The

rest

planes arriving at the

The worst of

it

all

was same

several

1

00

when

the guards decided to close

all

the

many people

in

one

doors. With so

small area, the temperature began

two hours of waiting, and sweating, I was finally on my to rise. After

w'ay to the resort.

we had

to get a taxi.

travelling with

two of

my mother

my

and

my

I

As we resort,

was

sisters,

brother-in-law.

We

needed a van. Because we were staying at a five-star resort, shuttles were waiting to take us there. So were a lot stood on the curb waiting

for our turn for a shuttle, drivers

beautiful.

at the lobby, naturally

time in months.

I

1

first

was on vacation

Mexico.

in

with stucco walls and a straw roof.

was very modern and

complete with a fantastic shower. difficult to find

our

at night,

was much

way

but by

eggs,

fruit,

pasta,

bread,

cereal,

trip to

For about $80 (US) you

will

you can't the

in

tell

but once

water,

your mask alive with

you put

in the water,

it

comes

of hundreds of

fish

colours.

was paradise. As the week came It

to an end, my days of relaxation were over. The flight

home was

a

much

better sit-

uation than the flight to Mexico.

As

left

I

shine

the

palm

behind,

I

trees

and sun-

thought of the

The

etc.

evening had just as

many

choices.

bars

steakhouse.

Employees also served drinks on the beach.

island.

we

disap1

was

It is

the

on

the

is Mexico’s largest 28 miles long and 10

miles wide. its

after

started to explore the

Cozumel island.

so,

ceremony

beautiful

beach,

few geckos and lizards. There was also a garden for flamingoes and parrots by the main dining room.

wedding,

sister’s

easier to nav-

it

graced the pathways as well as a

around

beautiful

From the land how many fish are

every

toast,

igate. Beautiful flowers and plants

daylight

want

take a ferry to the mainland and

pointing

The rooms were round huts

was

will

Tulum and Xel-

ha.

choppy mess. The sun was great though and the pool was huge. I could have stayed on that resort forever. We were there to attend my oldest

It

you

Mayan

served three

from the Caribbean

stone’s throw

inside

day

real

main dining

expecting clear, blue water and white sand, but because of high winds and the coral it was a dark,

The

some

to take a

Since we arrived late at night, we set out to find our rooms. They were located by the pool and just a Sea.

man-

I

an all-inclu-

The beach was a little when 1 saw it.

with nothing to worry about.

was

it

the

the

herding

running

the

in

morning it was difficult to choose what to eat. There was bacon,

could-

As

of our family and friends greet-

help but feel relaxed for the

I

of

asking

everything started to get bet-

The place was

groups of people into vans. Once they saw our group of five, it was a mad dash to get us into a van that

were

take

to

served

were also everywhere serving any drink of your choice. There was a bar in the pool, at the main lobby and

pulled up to the Iberostar

around the resort

of other people.

I got used through the tube and

There

us what had taken so long, n't

strut to

vacation.

ed us

time.

started

few panicked minutes to breathing

There was

much

meals

This was not a good

my

Because of an unexpected snowstorm, we sat on the runway for more than an hour. This caused our plane and several others to be

As we

at

km/h.

back

Toronto

First

road

two- lane

result

It is

known

well

coral reefs, so

is

it

for

popular for

(Photos by Michelle Taylor)

A man (top) waits to take tourists for a horse-and-buggy woman weaves a blanket in the markets of San Miguel.

avid divers.

We rented a jeep for a day and drove around the entire island. It doesn’t take long to drive around it and you can’t get lost. There is one main road which runs along the coast and leads you straight to San

then a bus to Tulum. Tulum is the sight of one of the world’s largest

Mayan

weather

at

ride,

home: dark, cold and

wet.

As my mood turned

ruins.

while a

to a sour

lagoon of Xel-ha with dolphins

reminded myself of one thing: I would be back. No doubt about it, Mexico

and sea

would see me

After hiking

you can

swim

turtles.

through Tulum, in

the

natural

one,

I

again.

Miguel. To rent a jeep costs about $60 (US), so you will want to plan your

day carefully.

We

did find a beautiful

beach

with

clear

blue

water and white sand. It was unbelievable. We a few hours there and then made our way into San Miguel. San Miguel is a shop-

spent

per’s heaven. city

with

Cozumel.

markets every-

It

friendly and fascinating.

After

made

San Miguel, we our

way

to

the

Cozumel Country Club. My brother-in-law was hoping to be able to play a round of golf there, but when he found out it was going to cost him $150 (US) to play on the Jack (Photo by Michelle Taylor)

inside of the Iberostar

outside

was designed

like

rooms was a

typically

traditional hut.

modern while the

Nicklaus-designed changed his mind.

Our next

stop

Cedral. Cedral

is

was

course,

the

crystal blue waters of the

Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico surround the island of

a small

is

It

The

can take hours to tour just the markets. I found the locals to be very where.

The

1

6 p.m. food was

so

the city and onto a

prob-

but

After a

at the resort.

until

the city of

took us out of

of the

did snorkel

The steakhouse

excellent.

a

the

at

by the pool food

at

we were

meals a day

through S

stayed

sive resort,

The

endless.

The cause

we

Since

area.

the people

ruins.

ruins,

had just gotten off a cramped plane and now had to get into a cramped van. Claustrophobia increased.

Mayan

small

aged to get a photofew graphs of some rocks and a church. If you want to see

my choice

He found a lot more people. As seven more people squeezed their way into the

be the lineup to go through

customs.

go on the

sights of the sea.

told to get into the

It

— Page 9

Tulum and Xel-ha,

tour of

started

before, but

in

2004

didn't get a chance to

I

my

s

29,

he

town of

the site of

some


News

— SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Page 10

Time By JEFF

change our eating habits

to

HEUCHERT

a

“It's

lot

easier

Unless you haven’t noticed the posters covering the entrances to

national

is

to wait in

is

it

forever for something that’s

line

healthier.”

Shannon

Clarke

although

says

she’s a dance instructor and

Nutrition Month.

This annual campaign, which

healthy

run by

coming

began

in the early ’80s, is

the Dietitians of Canada.

One of

focusing on

is

diet,

come

This of course raises the question,

1

Heather

marketing

stu-

dent, thinks col-

Mark Addison,

students

lege

have poor eating while

habits

at

school.

a yogurt and a piece of

healthy options

Ryan

Costello

says

he

Health plan

it’s

him

for

because he

lives

“It’s easier for

eat

to

healthy because

Costello

my make food and

parents will

bring food here

I’ll

Costello adds that unhealthy eat-

6 o’clock every

ing

is

avoid because

to

difficult

around the college there’s not many

and If

wraps

as

your

own eating habits way to tell.

are there’s a

follow the

Canadian Food Guide

Healthy

to

She says

Nadine Devin. if

you’re eating accord-

you get

that

need

to

you

the nutrients

all

Devin does understand for

colis

it

and

I

should use

it.”

Only 61 per cent of

the students

covered by the student health plan are

using

because there

Conestoga

says

it

advantage of the

take

to

College’s prescription drug compa-

know how

is

Conestoga Student

(CSI) dis-

Inc.

afford

health plan at a board of directors’

been

meeting on March

don’t

CSI’s

2.

manager

general

Judy

Alliance

by Claim Secure by

(underwritten Pacific

Company) which

Life

offers

and

Making or dental

if

that

is

being

comprehensive

health plan for full-time students starting in

September, January or

February

with

coverage

until

August.

said

offers,”

covers

plan

some STDs

of

MCM URPHY

The scary

prevent the spread

time will have to be paid for in

H .

Miller

Rachel

the ting

pharmacy it

to

receipt

and submit-

CSI with a claim form.

Those who don’t need or want

are

using

plan

health

the

extended

health

dent

been given information on

Lamorea,

Jennifer

know how to use it, use it or how much get

where

to

covered

I

for,”

said Miller. “I paid

changes

caused

Treatment

may

and reduce the

the risk, but

by

Human genital

says

risk

virus.

symptoms

of spreading the

HPV

Cell changes caused by

may be

detected through a gynae-

examination

Rodding says

papilloma virus can cause

warts that can be spread

the

relieve

virus.

by a con-

protected,”

aren’t

22,

office

and can

in

the

form

23,

2004

for January

for both dental

CSI

will

enrolments

enrolment. Similar dates will apply

does,” I

on

stayed is

my

Lamorea.

said

school’s health plan

and

responsible

Public

relations

student

Amy

for

zone

because

women

that

from sexual contact

HPV

is

abstaining

the only 100

way

to prevent

the safest bet even though

abnormal

cell

perfect

for

cancer.

In

my

cervix in

my

contra-

report said out of the

Top 25

can lead to cancer of the

some women and can

result in death,”

Rodding

says.

it’s

protection.

decrease the possibility of contracting the virus. If

you’re concerned you have

like

HPV or would

more information, contact a

family physician, nurse or gynaecologist.

ceptives.”

The

drugs claimed by students 12, are

111

oral contraceptives.

Dusick said “That’s plan

that

tive,” said If

that’s fine.

why we have

a

health

workopolisCampus.com

covers oral contracep-

CANADA'S BIGGEST JOB

SITE

FOR STUDENTS

Dusick.

you would

like to

know more

about the plan go to the CSI office

Corajjfcjpo Cortege orx3 wo»votx^«Csrrpwj..corn

forms are also available.

v>rhale tot

eoswr

voM'frjef wort, for

voc^ booking

joined '<*cm

(or part-time,

make your job search

wrrmet graduate erxxsymer-j

c*

we r<r»o txn*r*& !c* afl fypev o* avaefc>e pojiborw w© even jvw? jobs stvxiwn. as yoo

aod enter tne Conestoga pa«wof<t Stvdent Client Service* abiding

r****<3

ovai«b*e

Room 230

w

to <3o s vjy>

is

not a

Limiting sexual partners can also

contracted a form of

cancer every year.

“HPV

of

to be

condom

also

source

can

but

are

diagnosed with cervical

the

and pick up a pamphlet. Claim

for next year.

types of

America alone, there are 10,000

better than

dad’s plan won’t cover

be downloaded

online. Submitting this

it

“The plan covers

reason

Opt-out forms are

is

Some

breeding

“The

and Feb. 27, 2004 for February

it.

“Condoms reduce

changes of the cervix, a dangerous

plan

photocopy of your health card.

,

don’t

condom wearers

that

aren’t fully protected against.

o

“I

papilloma virus, or HPV,

STD

pleased with the school’s health

dad’s

from your insurer or a

are

Early childhood education stu-

by submit-

students starting in September, Jan.

t

for

which

care,

for prescriptions.

you are covered by a pre-estab-

opting out was Sept. 26, 2003 for

,

an

warts and abnormal cell

sexually active, using a

school’s

she hasn

Human is

a cure for HPV, but

genital warts if untreated.

health plan, but ,

genital

isn’t

made

refund. However, the deadline for

that

transmitted diseases (STD).

There

apply for reimbursement by saving

guarantee students a health plan

the

there are treatments available for

HPV. For people who choose

said

21,

contact

condoms - even when used properly - don’t prevent all sexually

per cent effective

she’d like to use

Miller,

that

areas of the skin are susceptible to

ting a letter

student

enough.

through sexual contact. Unprotected

February students paid $142.39.

management

isn’t

Recent studies are finding

includes dental and optical needs.

lished health plan either

administration

late.

The majority of student claims

full

is

until it’s

by the student. The student can

January students paid $151.79 and

n e s s

too

HPV

thing about

can go unnoticed

it

sometimes be missed.

that

i

eating habits.

cological

report also said few students

with

u s

own

Dianne Rodding.

not active until October and any

to

the event as well as quizzes

your

Waterloo Regional Health nurse

The

order to opt out you must prove

B

on

to test

medical insurance.”

paid for the $185.68 health plan fee.

tion

work can be done using

health coverage needed before that

find,

pertaining

dom

for her oral contraceptives.

activity

question

genital areas not covered

plan and uses

student

many

to

There you can

other things, answers

dental to eyeware to accidental and

an “opt out” form for a refund. In

their

among many

everything from prescriptions to

the school’s health plan can submit in

tians.ca/ealwell.

a claim for prescriptions

September

Students starting

“My

Fleming.

I

covered

is

is

less

Fleming

know

Insurance

used by students. offers a full

to the dentist in years

your student card. The student card

stated that 61 per

better

money than what CSI lot

can’t

just

I

Month

Nutrition

national

spreading the virus through sexual

said Miller. “I haven’t

Industrial

cent of the health plan

CSI

because

The

dom

a

health plan that

it

through the school.”

Dusick discussed with directors a report submitted

it,”

or candy,” says Devin.

nancy, but sometimes even a con-

have

“I

coverage for a

traceptive,

with the

Canadian food guide, versus chips

and can help protect against preg-

“I'm not currently on an oral con-

cussed the usage of the student

mix.

trail

that's in line

school’s health plan.

works.

ny.

or

Fleming, 22, opted out of the

plan

how

fruit

Rodding says that often there are no symptoms of HPV. This increases the chances of unknowingly

not enough infor-

mation readily available on

too

won’t prevent

of sexually transmitted diseases Miller said she doesn’t

such as

that

Condoms can

Or if you're

busy to stop, bring a healthy snack

healthy eating, background informa-

be healthy.

lege students following the guide

12 of Top 25 claims are oral contraceptives

differ-

website can be found at www.dieti-

ing to the guide then you’ll ensure

By KRISTEN

for

Devin also suggests trying

Eating according to public health nutritionist

fruit to bal-

out,” she says.

it

“Anything

is

a small muffin,

ent options at school such as a salad,

simple

over half of Conestoga students spread By DESIREE FINHERT

ance

maybe have

a sandwich or pasta.

stir-fries.

you’re wondering how healthy

Condoms

being used by

is

Beamish

All you have to do

home.

at

such

eats

healthy, but

easy

me

night.”

the

design and analysis student

ing

instead of spending $8 on a burger.”

habits like eating at

is

cafeteria’s

more vege-

bit

Pizza

First-year mechanical engineer-

meals and regular eating

could do with a

“I

tarian

bring

I

food usually from home.”

Clarke.

all right.

“Instead of just a muffin and a

All he eats

my own

eat here,

architecture student, describes his

eating habits as

into each meal.

coffee,

do

I've

second-year

a

“No

Pizza or grease.”

if I

two

at least

or three of the four food groups

Dahor. “And

“Harvey’s has killed me.”

second-year

dent, says,

I

combine

gests trying to

stu-

Harvey’s,

here I’ve

said

Fell, a

marketing

home and

eat healthier at

of weight,"

Clarke

ing habits like?

Rich Beamish, a second-year

don't really buy food here,” says

gained quite a

bit

probably not feasible, so she sug-

healthy options.

maintain healthy eating habits.

hasn’t

“Since

the importance of

eat-

col-

to

she does

thinks

student,

helped.

is

healthy eating during school hours.

what are Conestoga’s students

on a

is

lege

company

the things the

Maria Dahor, a second-year marketing

“I

Second-year accounting student

the cafeteria, or the giant banner

hanging inside, March

grab

to just

something quick then

up a* worko<>o^arr<x.'vcom

Career See«sc« Of*ce upskarj

in

the ’

f/iy

*

fHfcy ™


News

SPOKE, March

— Page 11

2004

29,

Not just one way to do your taxes By JAMES

CLARK

still

As

the old saying goes, there are

and

death

taxes.

Unfortunately, the time has to

do the

later.

The deadline lax

return

April

is

Kitchener, said his

to

general

busi-

body.

student,

“1

30 and Jim

said

at

H&R

Road

one

return

company has

since.

number services

compared

This, he said,

is

to

last

year.

and redo

is

offering to

Even though the cost of getting your taxes completed by a professional is going

down, students

are

tried

do

to

computer,” said Groff.

the

lot.”

some-

know

for it

she

has

The QuiekTax website claims product

themselves,” said Yantz.

is

me,” said Anderson.

public do their

number of

taxes

dents just

family.”

the

paid

income tax done by

second-year

how

cabinet

the

said

Schwass tant thing

to a

first-

the

best

because

stu-

this

follow

is

may

not

programs,

great

but

running them,” said Schwass. said the most impor-

make

to

is

sure your

taxes are filled out correctly no

Aaron

Hanson, a

said

they are only as good as the student

tax service.

Groff

to

“They’re

stu-

pass

it

said to the

tages to computer programs.

a

off onto their

turn, take

making

apprentice,

to

it

course,

up

know all of the deductions they can make and will not get as much money back. He also said there are disadvan-

tax software.

Of

work,”

don’t feel

dents or their parents

parents who, in

a profession-

to learn

avail-

home.

Nick Groff, a

get

now

in

her

to

is

comfort of

their

because she had mutual funds.

She said she wants

easily

method

the country’s best selling

able to help the

my whole

Schwass

in

program

the

“I

challenge.”

at

Conestoga Mall

much

too

“It’s

tomers.

it

for

helps a

“It

is

one of these students.

popular amongst cus-

is

it

had to go through

in

says

QuiekTax

if

year general business student,

on the

it

Morris, a sales associate

Radio Shack Waterloo,

think

throws

just

Hanson.

Rob

costs

it

hire

what they are doing they should do

Heather Yantz, a first-year gen-

al

she

it

eral business student, said in the

past

students.

it

“She does

because of a pro-

motion the company

so

Computer software

“My mom

seen a dramatic increase in the

using their

and hasn’t

does his taxes.

save

students

failed attempt at filling out the

in

of students

made

he

his father

"My dad

the

money

a

how

this is

in

future

can

second-year ness

Highland

on

Anderson,

own

her

taxes

Erik

your 2003

to file

Schwass, a tax repairer

Block

come

com-

to

plete the task.

only two things that are certain in life

do

using other

means

matter what method you choose to

Hanson

use.

QUICK TAX FACTS Your return should include: I AT4 slip, which shows tuition and education costs

AT4A slip,

which shows scholarship income I T5 slip which shows any income from investments, such as RRSPs or I

or bursary

savings bonds.

You can claim moving

costs,

such as

the cost of movers, van rentals, lodging and food costs during the move

You can also carry over unused amounts

of tuition

and deductibles

to

the next year

(Photo by Jason Noe)

Workin’ the beat A Waterloo Doon

regional police officer directs traffic after an accident at the intersection of Homer Watson Boulevard and on March 19. The damaged vehicle was removed on a flat-bed truck. Nobody was injured in the acci-

Valley Drive,

PARTI Cl PACTION

dent.

Couch potatoes? French IT

C

fries,

of a recent

title

many

the

not

potatoes,

may be

to

for obesity. Thar was the

blame catchy

How often

1

ouch French

diets

doing?

4 How many

body weight, but

is

More

active living

"other" foods did you

high

(those

eat

creeping weight gain

frir

active?

amde exploring

factors involved in effective

have long blamed improper

a proper

were you

2 How long did you do each activity? 3 Did you enjoy what you were

weight management.

We

fries?

ALL ADDS UP!

ear for other reasons (just because

crucial, too. In fact, they are a

the food was there, children,

in

on

the

rise.

increased intake of "fast

and

and young

teens

Wirh an

aduJts

is

junk foods” combined with sedentary lives as

a result of TV, computers and

video games, generation ’X"

is

quickly

losing weight and keeping

weight

suggests Judy Toews,

need,"

a

of following

low

calorie,

dietitian

book on

raising "weighi-wise"

day.

"Nothing we

notes,

simplistic

program

for

U-tme students aged

15-29.

$3000 to jump start your own business rr^aortant

-

that! last

a

ft’s

this

an Ontario government

You could get up to

summer -and just as

benefit from mentoring and hands-on business training Sfetime.

This advertisement

is

Apply today, aid get started on your dream,

paid for by the

Government

of Ontario.

go

Just

to

All foods can

and

to We here

in

small business

how

Ontario, in

or

call

we're bringing the entrepreneurial

and

like

you

more opportunities to be

part

providing

general with

young people

fit

in

lifestyle

you

Here

can make a big difference

are

some

ideas to

measure that

early age says,

is

and drink

get

to

for the next 3 days.

indude what you

set are

eat,

and

attainable.

it

As the old adage

comes

to bodies, there’s

Your family doctor, a registered

educator specialist

community

or

fitness

can provide more hdpful

information.

loss

hdp

started:

eat

the goals you

essential.

"When

Eat right Exercise too

In a journal, record everything that

you

and

Monitor your progress

only one per customer."

into a healthy diet,

helping you reach your weight

goals.

reasonable

setting

Establishing healthy habits at an

are

moderation. Making small changes in

Be sure

of this province’s economic prosperity.

©

some foods

but some foods must be eaten in .

www.ontariocanada.com/summercompany

1-800-387-5656. See spirit

claim

"

your

Have you heaU about Simmer Company?

to

30-60 minutes per

the necessary changes,

reasonable, realistic is

for us, while others are 'junk/

good

a

low being

kids.

eat

absolutely perfect or entirely bad. Its

YOU'RE NEVER TOO YOUNG TO START A BUSINESS.

by

is

a

and

a to

Toews

To make

begin

diet

fat

specific goals.

and author of

registered

off can

and maintenance

loss

combination

physically active for

"Balance and moderation are what

it

be challenging. The key to successful

becoming generation "XL”.

we

you were out

with your friends)’

of obesity

rate

or

far

5 How frequendy are you eating? 6 Were you really hungry or did you

dynamic duo.

The

sugar,

in

alcohol)?

how

much and the time you eat. After the 3 days ask yourself the following

Ask your doctor you

questions

Ontario

www.paiticipaction.com


— SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Page 12

Feature

Giving kittens a second chance By TIM

MURPHY

Connie Stevens looks

“Often kittens are orphaned so

young they cannot feed or defecate on their own, so you have to force feed them then clean them up and stimulate them to help them urinate

after kit-

of them.

tens, lots

For the past three years she has oeen fostering, the furry felines from her local animal shelter in Saco, Maine, so that she can nurse them back to health for a family to

and defecate. “This can be very time consuming, and once I had a set of six twoweek-old kittens, that were getting hungry by the time I had finished with the last kitten, so it seemed never ending,” she said. “But watching them grow was incredibly rewarding. Watching them take

adopt.

She also writes a daily account of her activities in her online at

web

log,

www.webwmn.corn/kittyblog. “I started the web log because

my

used to overwhelm

web

some

log and

1

personal

online groups

I

was on with kitten stories,” she said. “Everyone seemed interested, but I thought it more appropriate to start a place where people could

come

my

instead of forcing

their first step, the first

time they

used the

first

litter

box, the

time

they played.”

Stevens said that without foster

many kittens would have to be euthanized as soon as they were given to the shelter, as many would care,

cute,

and sometimes not so cute, stories on people.” She said she first heard of the

time to take care of the sick ani-

idea of fostering kittens eight years

mals.

ago while reading a magazine. “I went to the local shelter that

for all the

was volunteering with and asked

if

at the

“There 1

time

pies that

they did that, and was

Full-time

to give

ed again to animal “I

start

volunteering at the

shelter.

found out they were fostering

kittens

at

and jumped

that time,

right in with both feet.

I

was given

a set of kittens that night,” she said.

She took home an older pair of were in good health,

kittens that

along with

all

supplies

the

that

were needed. care of.

The

(Internet photo)

was

kittens

also taken

and supplies

environ-

is

no way they can care young kittens and pup-

come

belong to care. “I

AWS

was floored

fun they were.

mood

you’re

cheer

while in Stevens

No

in,

you up

at

how much

matter what foul

they can’t help but

and

make

you

She

said

the

become healthy

and big enough, they are returned to the animal shelter for spaying or

kittens

usually

are

adopted the same day. “It is so good for the soul when you see them all grown up and happy and content.” She said most people foster kit-

tens through

laugh,” she said. the kittens

neutering, then put up for adoption.

zation,

some type of

and are screened

organi-

to

make

sure they are suitable caretakers. “I

have two rooms where

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Finances

I

can

and was unemployed, so I could devote a lot of time. I had 17 fosters in my house at one time, not to mention my own five cats,” she said. She said for the most part kitfoster,

tens are easy to take care of, as

most

are in

socialized.

good health and well Common problems

is

invaluable.

It

also heart breaking.

“There are times that kittens can I had one kitten die

my

lap

from pneumonia,” she

“All foster parents can do

said.

health for families to adopt.

come from the Animal Welfare Society (AWS) and continue to

Stevens said,

in,”

not be saved. in

Connie Stevens holds one of her foster kittens she raises in her home in Saco, Maine. For the past three years she has been fostering kittens from her animal shelter where she nurses them back to

Once

Veterinary care

shelter

adding “Fostering is

employment meant she up her volunteer work, so the idea was put on hold. She was laid off from her job three years ago in May, and decid-

the

ment, and the staff do not have the

told no,” she said.

had

survive

not

is

grieve for the ones they have

lost,

and remember

they

all

the ones

save.”

She said young and sick kittens become very people oriented once they have healed because of the close contact with their caretaker. “I have often been told that I ‘make’ good kittens. Healthy,

vibrant, energetic, cuddly, outgo-

know

I’m bringing joy

with the kittens can include upper

ing.

respiratory infection, internal para-

into other people’s lives, because of

sites,

and diarrhea.

Attention

Are financial pressures creating stress for you? Is it difficult to concentrate on studying because you’re not sure if you can pay the rent or buy groceries this month? There are a number of things you can do to help ease your financial

I

that

the joy

my own cats bring

all

Returning

to

mine.”

Students

worries.

your financial situation has changed, check with the Financial Aid office to see if you can have your OSAP entitlement reassessed. They also have information on bursaries. The Conestoga College bursary is available to all students. There may be some other bursaries and scholarships available for students in specific programs. Scholarships and awards available for students in each program are listed in the Student Procedures Guide you received at the beginning of the If

Needing money!!

school year.

Another way to relieve the pressure is through employment. Ask at the college’s Student Employment Office (Room 2B04) for help finding part-time work during the school year or contract work for the summer. Opportunities for employment may also be available at the college through the work/study program, including working as a peer tutor. Service clubs and churches also provide support. If

more immediate needs, Student Services can provide a limited grocery vouchers and provide access to the College/CSI-sponsored

you’re having

number of

a Conestoga

College Tour Guide!

food bank.

you would like to discuss any of these options or other ideas, please ask speak with a counsellor in Student Services. If

A Message

Be

from Student Services

to

Please send your

Form

Resume with

the

Employment

to the Registrar’s Office located in the

Student Client Services Building.

Or contact

Julie at

(519)748-5220 ext 3727.

Jot


News *

Week of March 28

-

April 3

Libra

Happy

September 23 October 22

Birthday!

Your brain

and

the place to

keep up.

feet

be racing

will

over

all

be mighty tough

it'll

down, put your

Sit

up and breathe! Give yourself

a break

and just

what

wants while you

it

your brain do

let

Things around you will slow

By JAMES CLARK

include samples of poetry a woman wrote during adolescence, a man’s

You arc in for a big surprise if you think the show The Simpsons, which is on after school, is the

account of growing up in a trailer park in Alberta and the story of a

down to a crawl, but try not to get moody about it. If you can delay

coolest thing about the

your plans or just adapt

traditionally

rain

on everyone

rt 1

CBC.

Scorpio

the

October 23

arguably the coolest thing about

good.

to this

The publicly funded broadcaster, known as being smug, is making a valiant effort to project

image in order to entice Canadian youth to its network. a cool

else’s day!

This effort led to the creation of website www.cbcradio3.ca,

-

CBC, nearly four years ago. It may take a few minutes for the

the

21

site to load, but

it is

worth the wait.

The website is pleasing Today

might

be

frustrating,

because other people will be equal

confused and confusing. Try keep it simple and just ride it

parts to

out;

it

won't

last

more than a day or

my

two. Patience

dear, patience

Taurus April 20

May

-

Make

sure

you check

try to really talk

lot

good day, but don't let that bring you down. You’re just capable of a

letting

your true colours show!

browser’s eyes and ears.

The main page of the

at

lately.

You'll find

stay

it

it

radio.

from the edge of a picture taken by

don't freak out too badly if you do. Learn

songs on the

these

The music seems even

better

picture has ranged

while you are reading the articles

men’s urinal to

browsing through pictures taken by Canadian photographers. The images are of everyday things, but seem surreal in the context they

man The

or a fish

swimming

in

pictures reflect the con-

of the website.

The

articles

do ah exceptional job life

and

action

than

By JAMES CLARK

from those mistakes.

The temperatures may

Gemini 21

Capricorn

June 21

-

December 22

frosty

static.

of

will be full

Try to put off any important

messages or meetings week. Right

now

The and

creative spirit

style. It’s

fired up,

be uber receptive to

you'll

Do what you

until next

isn’t the best

is all

love, but

do

it

it.

with

more

for

photography

still-life

the site usually offers short videos

lead-hand, said his crew was out

help your friends see the beauty

your personal creative energy.

that’s right in front

June 22

July 22

-

of them.

J|l

Aquarius

Ipjtv

January 20 February 18

}

doesn’t

start the

mean

still it

be

isn’t

spring cleanup at

Conestoga College. The groundskeeping crew at Conestoga are hoping to get the majority of the cleanup completed by the long weekend in May. Barry Milner, head of physical

You'll have

good energy, but it

it'll

to use. Just trust

places

it

takes you.

away from

tasks that require focus.

July 23

-

of the

Pay attention

r

August 22

IHi will

feel

and

dense

at least as far as people's

feelings go. Try not to get upset

who

with friends their

CBC

radio3’s sis-

arc available

stations

ter

These sites www.120seconds.com; showcasing short

on the include

site.

a

site

videos,

www.justconcerts.com; a site that will provide you with your fix for live

recordings of concerts and stu-

www.ncwmusiccana-

dio sessions,

da.com; the source for the music

on radio3, and www.rootsmusic.com; a site dedicated to Canadian folk and altfeatured

country music.

The main

CBC

radio 3 website

the jewel out of

mentioned.

It

is

is

the websites

all

hard to put into

words how incredible

the website

is.

music make er than

pictures,

interesting

and infectious Canadian

articles

this

website

way

cool-

The Simpsons.

to

started to melt.

“We

have literally collected yards and yards of garbage,” said Schlei. After the bigger pieces of debris are picked up the grass will be

you don’t prepare properly you aren’t going to have any turf in the fall,” said “If

in the spring

Milner.

He

on

by

contract

the

physical

resources department.

Milner said some rows of the

may be

man hours

“The appearance of

raked and small piles of rubble will

be swept away by a company hired

said the spring cleanup takes

approximately 350 complete. is

to

the college

very important,” said Milner.

“The grounds are the first thing people see when they come to the college.”

Milner said there are also other things being taken into account

held at the end of March, require a

through

clean area.

debris.

when crews start doing cleanups and maintenance work around the school. He said the grounds have to be prepared not only for use by

like the

motorcycle training course

some parking lots.” Once all the snow melts and f he

ground

is

not as soft, workers will

parking

make

sure the turf grows properly.

collect

to

Another area icant attention

The

fields

rolling

the

of

piles

that requires signifis

the sports fields.

require

to get

caused by

frost.

rid

aerating

of any

When

and

humps

the weather

permits the grounds crew will use fertilizers,

top dressings, and seed-

Milner said

it is

important to take

care of the fields in the spring even

though they are primarily used

Peter Schlei, the groundskeeping

the

courses

in

at the college but also to

meet bylaws. “Obviously Conestoga wants to be a good neighbour,” said Milner.

Crews

ing on bad areas.

concentrate on cleaning the grass areas around parking lots to

lots

be working at and Guelph campuses. The campuses in Stratford and Cambridge have leases that will also

the Waterloo

include spring cleaning.

fall.

Leo

f\ Today swampy,

lose sight

your responsibilities, but drop the details you can afford to forget they're not going anywhere.

Your mind

will wander, so stay

you

here and now.

your intuition and explore the

worry. Links to

blocked off for sweepers to drive

starts early

“They can’t take their bikes out and ride around on the sand and the salt because they are new riders,” said Milner. “So, for due diligence purposes we do some early sweep-

Don't get so obsessed with the future that

you craving

leaves

site

temporarily

because events,

cleanup

ing of

be hard to put

snow

the

resources at the college, says the

an important time to

time to be serious. Try to focus on

Cancer

that

time to

-

January 19

Communications

the

If

to

similar entertainment you need not

Amazing

you are looking

If

Urban Indian,

demonstrating the site’s ability reach every Canadian.

are delivered.

of an average

working on these areas as soon as

May

entitled Tales of an

Spring cleaning at Conestoga

on track once you do. Be

People can on.

play

made by, onee again, Canadians. The videos range from tributes to kung-fu movies to a one-man play

hard to get started,

careful about losing things, but

let

site,

the background. In past issues the

of reflecting the

might be even harder to

about what's

smarter than they

experimental to hip hop, all of which will get your toes tapping and wondering why they to

as the cover, has a large picture as

a tank.

November 22 December 21

punk

don’t

tent

1

and

with them

in

fdkJf

The songs are selected from a number of different genres, from

known

a

Sagittarius

to both the

Canadian under the age of 25. Past articles on the website

ones you really need.

been going on be a

20

-

Friends will be there for you least the

Enjoy the positive, creative energy flowing around you. It might feel like you're the only one having

a blind

^ mM' and

...

16-year-old paintball champion.

While you are reading the interesting accounts of fellow Canadians you have the opportunity to listen to music by Canadian artists. It’s doubtful you will recognize many songs, if any at all, that are played on the site, but this doesn’t mean the music isn’t

November

— Page 13

-

schedule, you'll do fine. Just don’t

chill.

2004

29,

CBC on the WWW

Horoscope

,

SPOKE, March

minds

-

can't

make up

there's tons

of that

going around. Keep a smile on!

&

?Sh

Where's the bling bling? Turns out you don't have quite as

much

cash as you thought you did.

need is),

No

to freak out (tempting as

just a

little

habits can

change

make

in

it

spending

a big difference!

Virgo /'

August 23 September 22

Diana O’Neill Everything changes. The people

you can always count on sliding along at their

will

own

be

pace,

and the details you thought you had down will start rearranging.

is

a third-

year journalism student

who dabbles with astrology and likes to read tarot cards just for kicks.

(Photo by

James

Clark)

Barry Gurski, of physical resources, greases up a John Deere 935. The machine can be used for cleaning up

snow

in

the winter

and

cutting grass in the

summer.


Page 14

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SPOKE, March 29, 2004

At the end of the nomination period for

this

year,

there were only eight Director nomination forms

and the Primary them

Electoral Officer has acclaimed

to their positions

Your Conestoga Students

Nelofer

Inc.

on the CSI Board.

Board of Directors

Ahmed

be:

Scott Ingram-Cotton

Matt Jackson

Leanne Bird

Am

Jason Blamire Dariusz Czajkowski

These directors of CSI,

will

Jessica

will join Justin

and take

May

1 ,

Ra jput

Wismer

Falconer, President

their seats

effective

it

on the board

2004.

activities

representation student advocacy

academics

services


News

SPOKE, March

— Page 15

2004

29,

Drug testing a necessity Steroids have no place in base-

or

ball,

matter,

that

for

70, set by

any

in

In

any level. That’s the sentiment many baseball fans are now

Heuchert

Selig has said he’s

in favour of stricter drug testing and immediate penalties to those

Unfortunately, players are only

being tested twice a year, within

illegal

league level will have to be

made

by the player’s association, which agreed to their current collective

agreement the league held only anonymous drug tests that

throughout

last

came

back

same week.

than

larger

positive

passed on the

and impose immediate suspensions

this

a player fails a

if

shadowed spring

is

and

r jrjF

will

Jj/r

hopefully begin to be resolved not

*

which begins March 30. It’s

the legitimacy of players

penalties for this season, so that

league’s

anyone caught using drugs

now being

is

many

break

we’ve of the

records,

significant

are

questioned.

^jjF

year suspensions won’t be handed out until a player has failed five

Giants, hit 73

tests.

gle season, breaking the record of

runs in a sin-

As summer

is

MCMURPHY fast

a popular activity with visitors. Amateurs and professionals alike

approaching,

Sportsworld to see what

it

has to

a fun place to spend a

frosty winter day.

go to Sportsworld year-round,” says Jeremy Wilson, 21. "Summer’s good there because there’s the water park and go karts, but there’s a lot to do in the winter, too.” Sportsworld is home to the “I

region’s largest indoor golf driving

for rock climbing vary

catches the eyes of

that

motorists passing by on the 401. Visitors can bring, their

own

clubs

more than 50 per cent of play-

A

half-hour driving range expe-

rience

costs

stay toasty

about $14.

warm under

Golfers

a heater as

they drive their golf balls onto the turf.

Wilson says the driving range is a go if you need to

great place to relieve “It’s

some

stress.

very therapeutic,” he says.

Sportsworld’s indoor rock climb-

Tom

York Mets pitcher

Steroids affect your heart.

I

Steroid abuse can lead to cardio-

vascular disease, including heart

though

information

that has

been provided

own

even

it,

stating in a

attacks and stroke.

just

grand

abuse can affect both

I Steroid

tern

baldness, cysts, acne and

The player’s association has to wake up and do what’s right for the game of baseball. They say oppose random testing they invades

the

player’s

Well, fans don’t care about play-

skin.

abuse

known

is

I

There

is

also an increase risk

of contracting infection. Sharing needles or using dirty needles puts

you

at

as

for

risk

diseases

HIV/AIDS

Hepatitis.

and fans are the ones

Services HOW STRONG ARE YOUR STUDY SKILLS?

% %

Answer the

%

YES

following questions to find out

how

strong your study

skills are.

NO

.

,

complete homework assignments on time?

1.

Do you

often

2.

Do you

frequently catch yourself thinking about something totally

fail

to

One token at the indoor batting cages costs about $3, and is good for 25 swings. There are six batting cages available and guests can

unrelated to what you are reading?

4*

choose between hardball or softball, and can also select the speed of the pitch based on their batting

i

3. in

skills.

indoor arcade

at

of time that you spend studying?

Sportsworld, but

be prepared to spend a

games award it

tickets

to

lot.

Most

like a televi-

sion.

30 bucks at the arcade one time and got a cheap foam football,” Wilson says. “The arcade "I spent

definitely a

money

5.

winners

takes thousands of tickets to

win a decent prize

is

grabber.”

on located is Sportsworld Sportsworld Drive just off the 401, on the Highway 8 exit. It’s open daily until 10 p.m.

Sv

— -

• Accounting

&

class notes

rules that

7.

you do not

clearly understand?

Do you depend mainly on

last

minute cramming

in

preparing for

tests?

8.

Do you

frequently turn

in

your test paper without carefully

checking for errors?

9.

often spend too much time on the thus having to rush through the last half?

Do you

Do you

often lose interest

in

first

half of the test,

your studies during the

first

few

days or weeks of the term? often spend the class period doodling or daydreaming instead of listening to the instructor?

ll

Do you

12.

Do you normally

Information Technology

Development Practitioner

your study skills need you answered "yes" to three or more of these questions, with your assistance Services, 2B04 for to be strengthened. Come to Student learning and study habits. If

Start College this Fall! For more information on these

post-graduate programs ext.

call

3656

hesitate to ask your teachers for help with

troublesome assignments?

Human Resources Management

519-748-5220,

Do you frequently have difficulty understanding your when you try to read them over later?

6.

in iv-

to these Post-Graduate Programs

• Career

a reading assignment?

4.

Arcade lovers can explore the

to

mood. The abuser may become angry and hostile for no reason. alter a person’s

suck

privacy.

er’s privacy,

and

I Steroid

what so many of us dreamed of doing when we were young?

it

male’s or female’s appear-

oily hair

natural ability.

Isn’t that

players

aren’t taking steroids, they

Apply Now

facing accusations

All three have denied

because

Student

all

costs $12.

but

or rent them.

depending

are

fans are seeing players using their

formanee-enhancing

rock

on rental equipment needed, but a basic unlimited climbing pass

range, enclosed in the large white

dome

to participate in

sion of trained instructors. Prices

are activities operating year-round it

welcome

climbing, under the close supervi-

one of Kitchener’s main attractions in the summer, but there

make

are

to

It’s

that

is

offer.

soon begin flocking

tourists will

ing

N

SIDE EFFECTS

per-

drugs such as steroids,

Play year-round at Sportsworld By KRISTEN

N

stars

ers use steroids.

who

with stiffer penalties.

tests

ance. These include male pat-

using

Glavine said for those

drug

major league year-round

at the

institute

Today’s baseball is dominated by the hitter, not that there’s anything wrong with that, as long as

It doesn’t help that former major leaguers Jose Canseco and Ken Camaniti have both said pub-

New

and

level

a

mass.

licly

2001, Barry Bonds, an outfielder for the San Francisco In

home

are

ping drug use

jury investigation.

which build your muscle

sad for baseball fans, but

watched

today’s

jntr

salaries.

time the players association proves they’re dedicated to stop-

of steroid use.

because

Jjfr

like

feel

Today’s prominent hitters such as Barry Bonds, the New York Jp Yankees’ Gary C" Sheffield and Jason Giambi

jimF

JOF JBy

Jr

F

paying the players’

,

jF"

Babe Ruth. /r jSF' Fans are begin- JJ JBJF ning to believe Jr

test.

training,

f

these accusations

they’ve been cheated as well?

/

,

J

such as

legends Roger Maris and

is

That caused the league to stiffen

automatically penalized. Yet one-

list,

hoping to adopt a model similar to what’s used in the National Football League. They have year-round random testing Selig

for

steroids.

players they

the

if

are true, shouldn’t they

^

look at these three

players, they sure look physically

too long into the regular season,

season.

Five to seven per cent of those tests

the

home

on an unfair play-

It’s

Well for fans,

six spots

This whole situation has over-

bargaining agreement in 2002.

Under

ing field.

When you

substances.

using

feel like they’re

make

other player.

Opinion

no new policies have been put in place, and it's simple to see why. The final decision to implement stricter drug testing at the major Yet,

2001.

on the all-time run list, and all three accomplished this in only the past five seasons. Chicago Cubs’ slugger Sammy Sosa is the

Jeff

Commissioner of Major League

caught

in

single season

conveying.

Bud

Mark McGuire

only three players

up the top

sport, at

Baseball

fact,

and


Page 16

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; SPOKE, March 29, 2004

Digital Edition - March 29, 2004  
Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you