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April 12,

the divisions

2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

For the sixth straight year, com-

the overall No.

is

ently administered surveys meas-

ure graduate employment, graduate

rated

1

public college in Ontario.

Two

satisfaction,

employer

satisfaction

and student satisfaction. Taking the composite score of the four surveys (the graduate employment rate, plus the responses of “very satisfied” and “satisfied”

professional

outside

36th Year

research firms conduct the KPI sur-

veys annually for the province’s Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The four independ-

from the three satisfaction surveys), Conestoga emerges with an overall average of 87.85, best

among

colleges of applied

the 21

11

— No. 14

vance, value and excellence. The

effort: Tibbits

and technology and the three institutes and of technology advanced learning. continuation “The of

arts

of

efforts

made

Key Performance Indicator (KPI) surveys show that Conestoga

this year.

overall rating again

1

KPI survey results a team

posite results from the independent

be closer

will

Sports

Conestoga achieves No. College

reporter Jeff Heuchert predicts

7

Entertainment

9

our employees have

all

this possible; so, too,

has our

Conestoga’s outstanding perform-

commitment

ance on these KPI surveys is certainly good news,” Conestoga President John Tibbits said in a

student association representatives.

press release.

KPI

our attention to qualand our desire to ensure that a Conestoga education has rele“It validates

ity

Conestoga

work closely with

to

achieved

has

great

things in the last few years.

The

encourage us to continue to move forward and to find ways to assess and improve our quality even more.” results will

CSI president asks for vote of confidence By JAMES CLARK

to look forward."

The board of Conesto£a Students Inc. (CSI) will hold a vote of confidence on April 13 to determine if Justin Falconer should remain as

president of the association.

He dent

said he

When Classes were cancelled

marketing teacher Edward Brooker was dismissed

after

in late

Students shocked by

March

firing

would resign

as presi-

vote goes against him.

the meeting adjourned at

7:30 p.m.. Falconer asked the board to stay a few minutes longer because he wanted to say something.

He

then delivered a speech that

lasted nearly 15 minutes.

By DESIREE FINHERT

“I don’t

know how

that?” said Donnelly,

were

cancelled

for

Conestoga marketing students

after

Classes

their co-ordinator

was

fired in late

March. Edward teacher Marketing Brooker was dismissed by the college two weeks before the end of the academic year. His students found out Tuesday morning when they arrived for class and found it cancelled.

No

explanation was given to the

students regarding their teacher’s dismissal.

Those who went

speak to the chair of the business department were told that information about to

would not be disclosed because it was a private

the dismissal

matter,

but

that

dismissing

a

they can do

who won

his

marketing competition because of Brooker’s efforts. “There’s such a

would be very short time left. difficult for someone to step in.” McKay was unavailable for comIt

get

him back

Petracic

graduating this year

do corporate events planning, a course that Brooker taught. She said even though she will not be back next year she wants and wants

Brooker “I

ment.

is

here.”

to

to

continue teaching.

care because he’s

my

made an

life,” said Petracic.

Brooker taught retail, advanced place marketing and international marketing, which he developed

impact on

along with the textbook.

At 3:02 on Tuesday faculty was informed of his dismissal by a mass email saying he was no

Chris McCormic, 25, is one of the third-year students prepared to write letters addressed to the college’s senior management in order

have Brooker reinstated. “At this point we are going to write letters, each of us, to tell them what he meant to us as a teacher,” said McCormic. “We’re

to

“He’s the spirit of the marketing department."

longer employed

at

the

college.

Falconer stressed that everything he said was his own opinion and not that of the board. “I just feel this

board is falling choking back

apart,” said Falconer, tears.

isn’t

“There

is

a potential that just we just don’t see

here yet and

it.”

Falconer went on to say that he feels he is doing the right thing and the organization can turn things around.

“Next year

going to be the best

is

year yet,” said Falconer. Nelofer Ahmed, a board first-year police

foundations

Brooker was contacted at home and said he fully supports the stu-

“It’s

with

not Justin’s (Falconer) fault

at all,” said

anything.”

Ahmed.

questions,” said Brooker. “I just don’t know that now is the appro-

looked

run smoothly until the end of the

priate time.”

Falconer. “There

year.

have to

27,

group

who went

chair,

Faye McKay.

He

to

was

student in

the

speak with the

said he briefly overheard that

another teacher would be assigned to Brooker’s classes to help them

Petracic, 23, said

it

was

fight for him.

a

We

shock

want

to

to

executive.

Falconer said he would be interested in the position of president at

He said he would have to devote one day a week to the position, and would have to go Queen’s Park and support school government organizations, such as the organization.

CSA

The

fidence

interview.

“I’m not afraid

to

answer any

Continued on Page 2

moving

is

a logical step in terms of

to

in

CSI’s history has future,”

the is

a non-profit organi-

and

federal

govern-

Falconer estimated it would cost CSI approximately $5,000 a year

fund trips to Toronto and pay conference fees.

He an

said the

said

a potential in

each one of these board members

money

is

more

like

investment because he will

make

sure students

all

across the

province will see improvements

in

their schools.

The

in the right direction.

“No one

is

zation that allows students and student governments to bring issues to

to

the marketing program can say that Ed fought for us,” said Petracic. “Now we’re at the point where we

marketing

(CSA)

ments.

agrees

In a phone interview the next, day Falconer said the vote of con-

Third-year

Chris Donnelly,

During the same meeting the board voted in favour of allowing Falconer to run for a position on College Student Alliance the

provincial

“I don’t think they were considered in this decision,” said Brooker

Maria

Cotton will begin the next school year as president of CSI.

She said Falconer should not be blamed for the state of the board.

dents’ concerns.

student

fine.”

Falconer said he will be able to move on if he does resign as president. If that happens, Scott Ingram-

emails his students sent him.

she

said

not going to storm the school or

Third-year

do

Falconer.

Brooker verified that a grievance has been filed, but declined an

is

“Even if I lose, it’s not going to be a sad day,” said Falconer. “They will find a new leader and they will

whether he received any of the

student,

will

sion.

and

regarding his dismissal.

not something that

it

the board be the right deci-

whatever

said

Brooker’s email address was also cancelled and it is uncertain

hear that one of her favourite teachers has been dismissed. “I can just about guarantee that every person who has gone through

is

taken lightly.

He

CSI.

member

She said at the beginning of the year the board was committed but lost their focus as the year went on.

teacher

I

Falconer said. decides,

30.

if the

want a maintained maybe I am fast and they want someone slower, maybe am an introvert and they don’t know,” want an extrovert. I

Falconer asked the board to be prepared for a vote of confidence during a CSI board meeting on

March

He said his resignation may be the only way to advance. "Maybe I’m a builder and they

election for the

CSA

execu-

tive will take place during the orga-

nization’s annual general meeting

the

first

weekend of May

Conestoga College.

at


Page 2

— SPOKE,

April 12,

News

2004

Now deep thoughts

College receives grant to fund

...with Conestoga College

carpentry program for

(Random questions answered 6y random students

HEUCHERT

By JEFF

Directorate decides what kind of

program

What

is

the

dumbest thing you’ve

ever done on a bet or date?

Conestoga College’s Women In program has Trades received a grant worth $190,000 from the Ontario Women’s Skilled

Directorate,

fund a new pre-

to

apprenticeship carpentry program

women. Over the

was

“I

a

bet to walk through

fire.

It

was

has

just a

of steps, but

it

was

couple still

dumb.”

pretty

Kyle Martin

“I

ate a

was

bee

for $5.

pretty gross

awful. But hey, of

lot

$5

Women

three

years

the

program numerous

In Skilled Trades

women

offered

courses in fields such as precision

machining, tool and die making, and millwright. Tanja Gancevich, job developer and co-ordinator for the Women In Skilled Trades program, says each year the Ontario Women’s

a

is

Continued from Page

my

asked

friend’s

a date.

president

of

local 237, said in a dispute

any kind of situation, where a party feels there is a violation of a statute, a grievance

She

best

mom I

out on

was wasted

loves me, but

process

is

used.

“We have process,

theory, in the carpentry trade.

Gancevich figures those with the have to write an exemption exam in the carpentry trade, to be recognized as levelone apprentices. certificate will then

The program

which involves gathering

data and keeping infonnation as

Kayle Miles

dean “To

as possible,” said Boettger. maintain the integrity of the

process the veil of confidence has to

be applied.”

The grievance process involves meeting with the parties involved for a resolution. Failing that, a third

my

high school cafeteria.

number of

that

students applying for

it.

The college

will

be holding infor-

mation sessions at the Guelph campus to answer questions as well as to

promote

importance

the

of

apprenticeships and skilled trades

programs. All the sessions will be from 7 to

early

8:30 p.m. The dates are April 14,

August and will be held at the Guelph campus because they have

20 and 28. For more information or to reserve a spot you can call the campus at 1-519-824-9390.

in

starts

the only carpentry shop.

party

arbitrator

is

asked

to

the

meetings.

I

“We

the food

are very process oriented,”

said Boettger,

court at the mall.”

21,

By JASON SMITH

who

said there

is

no

definitive time period for arbitra-

said

Brooker has been her

teacher since

“He’s always been a really good Laine. “It’s going to be sad not see-

him around

for the

end of our

community college

Ontario's

has officially ratified

faculty

first year.

teacher to me, and a friend,” said ing

our dispute resolution

I

didn’t get the date.”

in

completed the equiv-

of level-one apprenticeship

expects there to be well over

tion.

1

situation, or “I

it

fore also have

program and there-

the

Third-year student Erin Laine,

Walter Boettger,

also did

Those who complete

The program only has a 20-stucapacity, and Gancevich

ratified

OPSEU

in

dent

not seeing him around’

Jade Martindale

faked an orgasm

about carpentry. will receive a certificate,

30

New contract

you’re 16.”

“I

ing students on-the-job training.

and

money when

first

last 10 giv-

going to be sad

‘It’s

It

past

runs 40 weeks, with the

being in-class, and the

to fund.

“Obviously that's were they see growth going,” says Gancevich,

alent

for

It

women

new two-year agreement. The agreement, hammered out in the dim hours just prior to their

a possible strike last month, will

wages increase by

7.5 per

third year.”

see

Brooker would normally present the international award at the awards banquet. marketing Laine’s group was nominated for their marketing strategy on exporting customized handbags to

cent over the next two years.

bers cast their votes, 95 per cent

of which

were

favour to

in

accept and ratify the agreement.

Australia. “I

Represented by the Ontario Service Employees Union (OPSEU), 8,600 memPublic

know my group wouldn’t have

members

Conestoga College

gotten nominated if he hadn't been

voted 89.6 per cent in favour of

there every step of the way,” said

ratification.

Laine. “I don’t think

“This vote brings a tough round of bargaining to a suc-

it’s

right that

he won’t be speaking at the banquet about what we had to do to get

cessful close,” said bargaining

team chair Ted Montgomery.

there.”

Carol Khbels

“We

achieved

settlement

this

because members were completely ready to strike. It was

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Graduation

pressure from our

members

at

24 colleges that enabled the bargaining team to get a good all

“I’ve

played baseball with

Roman candles. And then my buddy shot me in

the face with one.”

Dave

for many of you, the end of th«s semester represents the

end of your current studies at Conestoga College. You

may be ready to begin a new career or ongoing studies. You may be planning to move to a new city or to travel. This transition

Am brad

wifi

be a welcome relief from studying,

projects, late nights, and too-short days.

contract just hours front a strike deadline.”

Walter Boettger, president of

OPSEU

Local 237, said the in this round of bargaining will help the union process

made

set the stage for the next

You should feel proud of your accomplishments. You have reached a goal that seemed so far away when you began. “I

ate a ladybug for $1

chewed

.

Sometimes, you may experience anxiety or doubts: the

I

and everything and the other guy backed down. never got it

life

about to change, and you aren't life will look like.

buck.”

remember back to your first semester here, you may have had many of these same feelings, but with time you developed new relationships and opened up to new experiences. have been mentors to you

If you

and

some

that’s

all

cubes you need to

So, as you graduate, take away the gifts of a College

ice

diploma,

new

skills,

and confidence

in

your achievements.

you could be our next respondent!

on workload and he said.

big factor through the bar-

gaining has been faculty work-

Due

to this concern, the

issue will be studied by a joint

task force in preparation for the

next round of bargaining. The force will look into the impact of e-learning, class size, student numbers, curriculum task

and professional development, ing,

scheduling

of

teaching

hours and other issues affecting

workload. The task force will report

know!”

Kevin Roselli

are looking forward to

retiree benefits,”

A

round

fall.

alternative approaches to teach-

involved a stuffed

buffalo,

\Smile Conestoga,

“We

will start in the

the task forces

load.

There may be sadness as you leave behind friendships and support systems. You might even miss teachers who

Colin Burwell

“It

is

exactly sure what the next part of your

I

my

you have known

which

Congratulations!

A Message from Student Services

to

both

sides

by

November.

The new agreement also implements a policy to accommodate faculty returning work from illnesses.

to


News

Gap

SPOKE,

budget may put hole

in

Conestoga College’s Doon cam-

Learning Resource Centre. Gibson said there has been some demand for the hardware, which in the

demic year. Conestoga Students Inc. (CS1) discussed ways to reduce the over

CSI

board of directors’

“Because

fund-

“That's a

a result of the shortfall

some

The

fee.

home

to

close the gap. "It gives you an extra $3 7,000 to work with.” said Ingram-Cotton, a 1

civil

CSI's website

now

states

that

there will be an increase in the fee due to the lack of available funding from the government and other

sponsors.

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

Richard Gibson, Conestoga’s chief information officer, considers the technology budget 2004/2005 academic year at a board of directors meeting on March 15. the technology fee revenue gener-

ated by next year’s students will be

approximately $1

The college

.

1

million.

contributes $200,000

to the

the technology fee as part of their

student fees equal $1.3 million

student activity fees.

available funds.

it

Students in

second year paid $150, and thirdyear students paid $ 75. 1

Now

all

students in the year will be paying

2004/2005 $200 despite their year of study. Gibson is responsible for the college's information and technologyservices

including the infrastruc-

ture of labs,

computer systems and

technology financing.

He

predicts

technology budget. Together,

the college's contribution and the

Gibson said the college

is

in

strug-

gling with the technology budget

and

is

anticipating

The technology fee is used to update computer software, computequipment and services. One of the places Conestoga plans to spend part of the technology budget is on security. Security and theft prevention improvements for the computer labs will cost approximately $27,500. Gibson is planning to use aluminum cases to house parts of computer equipment and wants to install cameras and telephones in the labs. Gibson and Conestoga's head of security A1 Hunter are coner

was only first year students who paid $200 towards Previously,

marketing

it.”

said

student.

of money and it seems bonus for people who

lot

college

also

considered

via the Internet.

with a certain number of licences,

engineering stu-

dent. “It's only a case of beer.”

program

Gibson said this would start small and grow over the next few years. “We would initially look at setting up about 15 software packages

gested increasing the student tech-

graduating

there isn’t a

50 remote access stations. This service would have allowed Conestoga students to access the school’s programs and files from

CSI vice-president Scott IngramCotton was originally booed at by other CSI directors when he sugnology fee by $25 per student,

program

offering

students will be paying a higher

technology

anywhere from

$1 -million to $3-million shortfall.

“I’m at a point now where we have a $260,071 gap between the available dollars and what we want to spend.” said Gibson. “We need to put a reasonable technology fee

sidering

when

locking lab doors

they are not

in

use and arming them

with alarms.

in place.”

Gibson

said the

has been operating

can continue

for the

the school

not the

way

it

to operate.

“I go in the labs and nobody has an overnight pass,” said Gibson.

“The one thing

am

going to do is enforce that students have their student card on them.” Gibson said the school lost about a $ 1 ,000 and a day and a half of lab use when the memory and video cards were stolen from 40 computI

to this

each year,”

said Gibson.

way is

and would add

March. "They bent back all the brackets on the computer and got around inside with small hands,” said Gibson. “They must have had time to do this.” ers in

The system is provided by Citrix, which uses a Windows licence certificate. Each licence is $25,000. For 50 stations the school would pay a one-time price of $27,500 for licenses.

To promote

the remote access seven servers will be installed at $9,000 each. The soft-

service,

300 costs $15,000 and terminal service licences will be bought at $50 each. The remote access portion of the ware

Window

budget

totals

$129,800.

CSI suggested

that

there

be a

number of remote access stations. However, the reduction amount is undetermined reduction in the

and further budget reductions are being discussed.

Student lucky after car bursts into flames By

CARLA KOWALYK

to other vehicles,” he said. “It

certainly

a

nice

thing

was

to

do.

was

the

The Kitchener fire department was called to the college on March

although I’m not sure

30

Hunter said the student is very lucky that there were no serious injuries, and that the situation could have ended differently. The car has since been removed. "It’s pretty much a write-off,” he said. “And, although the situation didn't cause any injuries, and the student w’as thinking of others, we don't encourage anyone to do what was done. We’re just looking out for your safety.”

to extinguish a car fire that left

only the vehicle’s charred frame.

A1 Hunter, chief of security

at the

college, said a student entered Lot

where his car died. The student and his passenger got out of the car and noticed smoke billowing out from under the hood. They then pushed it down to the west end of the parking lot away from other 12

vehicles.

“They did

it

to avoid

any damage

in

have laptops.”

ing of $260,071.

As

if

a

like just a in

a

than you could cut

Wismer,

just over $1.6 million.

showed a gap

activity

for the wireless pilot?

demand

technology infrastructure report showing spending plans of

was

there

if

demand

a

report

Internet

director Jessica Wismer, 19,

asked

chief information officer, submit-

The

provide

will

remote locations.

meeting on March 15. Richard Gibson, Conestoga’s ted

— Page 3

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— SPOKE,

April 12,

Commentary

2004

CSI president takes a bold step the association

for

In a school year when Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) couldn’t seem to do anything right, the president has taken it upon himself to try and make things better. Justin Falconer has asked for a vote of confidence from

the

CSI board of directors.

If the

vote goes against him. Falconer announced he will

resign as president of the CSI. This could be seen as the drastic measure that has to be taken to turn around an organization that, at least for the

time being, has a tarnished reputation. The CSI is obviously the first to recognize that any time you’re in charge of students’ money, there’s going to be a watchful eye on how that money is spent. This is where the CSI has faced much of its criticism this year.

The CSI has taken heat on numerous attendance to

many

of

its

issues such as poor

events, the televisions the

CSI

How am

I supposed to get a tan like this?

Three-time In a

killer

the police, telling the story of

over a year, a rapist

little

what happened

purchased to put up in the halls for advertising purposes and the CSI executive’s trip to Talisman ski resort for what Falconer called an “intensive policy weekend.” There were other issues as well. In October there was a botched board of directors’ election, which resulted in three candidates being disqualified, and in November, a board of directors member won free tickets to Daytona, given away at a CSI-

and three-time

run event. This vote proves to students Falconer is not oblivious to the fact that the CSI might not be a perfectly run organiza-

justice system can screw up.

ring a bell? Well, just to refresh

and Mahaffy’s

tion.

your memory, she helped kidnap,

of. If

be

killer will

to

walk

among

freely

by and watch

years imprisonment.

and not do anything about

when

one of the most horrifying

It is

Does

any information about any other

name Karla Homolka

the

14-year-old

kill

Leslie Mahaffy, 15-year-old Kristen French and her own baby

15-year-old

sister,

Tammy Lyn

month still

commit

Jane Doe.

I

only

may

known

Why

Homolka

a plea bargain deal,

agreed to

band

testify against her hus-

in the

Homolka sentence

murder

five years for

and two for her

And on

July

be set

1

2-year

each

girl

sister.

5,

2005,

free, riding

1

ironic that

Homolka

along has been saying she

terpart Paul that’s

why

is

Homolka along on

We can only hope whoever the CSI president is next year shows us the same dedication to the organization Falconer

what has been called "the deal of

clearly has.

As part of the plea bargain Homolka was supposed to divulge

the century.”

And this is the same perwho will walk free in 15

1

If

years,

she hasn’t changed

in

what makes them think

sentence?

a vic-

Cell mates of

Bernardo beat her and

Homolka’s

facility in Joilette, not far

she went along with the

Montreal where she say she

Homolka had many chances

where she could

a crime possibly involving

she will change by the end of her

all

kidnapping and murders.

trials.

received only a -

down? it

in a state

months?

tim of wife abuse, that her coun-

As

son

wasn’t the bargain

spines.

find

Board

she was

Wait?

not be a lawyer

stricken I

down saying

another person.

as

but isn’t this withholding information?

arti-

“the death or serious harm" of

or the drugging and rape girl

2004

when

applied for parole that

turned her

the drugging, rape and death of sister,

to a Jan. 5,

the National Parole

the time of the signing Homolka hadn’t told anyone of

we are almost 1 3 years later and the name Karla Homolka still sends chills down people’s here

Homolka

At

of a young

And

According

be null and void.

her

nine or 10 years old at the time.

but

to her being beat-

cle in the Toronto Sun,

was aware bargain would

that she

she didn’t the

Most students are old enough to remember the hunt for the missing 1991, being only eight,

comes

ities.

rape and murder besides French’s

Homolka.

girls in

it

girls

it.

en, she goes straight to the author-

examples of how the Canadian

will

is

pen

to her

say no and go to the police. She

she

still

even had a chance to set both kid-

tim.

to

is

at the

from

being kept,

scared of what will hap-

when she

is

released

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views herself as the vic-

Maybe Homolka

napped

girls free and leave with them when Bernardo wasn’t

thought of that before she helped

around.

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It

wasn’t until

Homolka was

baby

sister

should have

kill

her

and help kidnap, rape,

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drug and murder two innocent

Bernardo

young

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went

to

girls.

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SPOKE,

Scholarship honours student’s By DESIREE FINHERT

when he missed driving

Clutching a tissue

and a picture

down

in the

her son and sobs. She has

at

a cold, but that is

one hand

in

other she looks

why

not

is

her face

red and she hasn’t slept. Each different in

its

own

although their focus

is

the same.

photo

is

way,

She returns the black and white

James Dean-style photo

the

to

ensemble and picks another. The last photo of Michael was taken a

week before he she didn’t know

died, but she says it

Michael Borutski, 21, was in his year of mechanical engineering at Conestoga College and doing a work term in Guelph. Now another Conestoga student will be attend-

Wendy and

memory.

Steve Borutski have

decided to create a scholarship for the

mechanical engineering stu-

dents at the college to preserve

name

their son’s

he died

after

in a

car accident on Dec. 20, last year.

"When the accident happened and we lost him, thought of a I

scholarship

away,”

right

Wendy, a former

A

glossy,

new

Michael’s name,

tattoo, inscribing

peeks out from under her

“We

says

training consult-

ant for the college.

tired.

and

tree lined

He was Intrepid

The

street

According to police. Michael was speeding and lost control of the car on the curve. The car hit a tree on Michael’s side. The impact was not enough to deploy the airbags, but it was enough to cause a fatal head injury, killing Michael instantly. Wiping her eyes, his mother says there

seemed

to be a terrible lineup

make him

of circumstances to

shirt cuff.

can remember his name and

"If he had been street

without a

tree,

people

don’t

will

every

And

way

that

1

at least

one

stu-

the

The award

May

the

intake of Michael’s pro-

gram and go

will

hope

the Borutskis

one of

to

had not been ice on the road, he might have kept on going." It might have looked like a harmless accident. There wasn’t a mark on Michael to say that he was hurt and his three passengers were fine. “His death was just a senseless tragedy for us. In one second he

that

it

their son’s class-

mates.

His mother says he meant the

“From the time he was

Wendy Borutski,

25,

Information about the

come

scholar-

apply for the Borutski award.

“During our

we have

year

last

to

of our time to our proj-

all

any extra help

I

can get

Michael���s classmates say he kept

himself and

to

Walkman

listened

his

to

He

class.

in

was

approachable, quiet and conserva-

know him

his

was an

make

it

available annually.

Student Services helping reduce year-end stress

but they didn't

the course. “I think Michael was just picking up some extra courses. He wasn't in all of our classes,” says Muller.

slightly,

when he was

you would see

However, Wendy says school was difficult for her son because he didn’t like books, theory and studying. For this reason the scholarship will not be based on high academic standing.

“Being a student, you have to all the things in your life and think one of the hardest things for

“Not necessarily the best student in the class, but

mother used to be colleagues. Hoover sill works with Michael’s aunt, in the financial aid office.

She says many times she doesn't the student who has died and on one hand she thinks not knowing him or her makes it easier to create an award in his or her memory. But creating a scholarship in

know

Michael’s

name want

to

that

But for the boy

KNex when

who

played with

he was small, and

and bicycles, an award has been named. Michael did not get a chance to use his plane tickets to Ireland this spring where he and his cousin planned on going rock

He

will not

will

own

a design

no longer touch

people’s lives.

finances.” will

be awarded

two students in their last term of robotics and automation, who show leadership, teamwork and have a documented financial need. Conestoga’s associate registrar to

is

responsible

Instead, his parents plan

serving his

memory

on

reaching

is

its

capacity.

For many Hotmail and Yahoo

solution.

phrase,

is

common

a

new

but Google’s

may

mail service

April 13 and 14, they will be

scholarship, as well as by etching a

plaque at a Hamilton pavilion on the Trans Canada Trail and purchasing a bench for the Western Falls

waterfall

in

North

who

climbing.

openings across Canada. Flexible schedules available. Scholarships possible. Conditions apply. For a great starting pay at

workforstudents.com/can.

solve

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e-

all that.

CONESTOGA MALL

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., students will have the opportunity to sign up

will

have a storage capacity of 1000 megabytes.

894-0770

At the event, which runs from

massage

This

therapy or reflexology.

Magazine says

they’re

trying

where

create an atmosphere

dents can relax, because she

can stay

Wayne

knows

ness about stress well,

CNET

management

as

and gives students an oppor-

tunity to learn stress skills.

management

do believe the event

“I

is

(Photo by Jeff Heuchert)

First-year early childhood edu-

cation student Kathryn

your mail

that

in there forever,” said

Rosing,

of engineering

raises aware-

news

vice-president at

Google

in a

squeeze away your anxiety. This is the third semester in a row

shown

disk space for free.

Student Services has run the event.

be providing couches, a popcorn machine and water cooler. They

who come

to the

room

py, as well as

some

stress balls, to

Magazine says they’ve received good feedback in the past. As well, this event is a good way of letting students

know Student

Services

can help.

She says more students have accessed their services in the past after this event.

The stress free zone is being cosponsored by the CSI, which will

is

feeling the stress

the cafeteria.

in

Yahoo

money towards having

also put

the

For those students ing for

who

are look-

more information. Student

Services

will

also

be providing

handouts in the room, on dealing with stress, good nutrition, healthy, simple snacks and a stress questionnaire.

is

10

%

on your Grad

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OFF

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whateverthe occasion from $149.00

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and offers

of

description on

Gmail

its

will rely

Web

site

Programs

Accounting & Information Technology

Career Development Practitioner

Human Resources Management

for $49.99.

A

Now

100MB

on search

technology to find messages, removing the need for file fold-

Start College this Fall!

ers.

This means finding your email would

be similar to search-

ing for a webpage.

For more information on these

post-graduate programs

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ext.

call

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to these Post-Graduate

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also giving

free storage

said

specialists.

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offer valid at above locations - one voucher per promot io n not validon sale merchandise ~ not valid with any other promotion

interview.

on April 3 from end of the year assignments and tests. She is

Students

can expect soft music, aromathera-

Etcovitch

747-1290

According to press releases, Google plans to profit from the service by inserting advertisements into e-mail messages.

Yahoo is fighting back, after randomly sending out e-mail subscribers, promotions to upgrading them to 100MB of

brings value,” she says.

f

more than 500 times

“The idea

to

stu-

they get stressed with exams.

She says the event

is

the capacity of Hotmail.

Joan

counsellor

College

Bay

because he loved nature, hiking and

anyone dies on campus, has been

Google, based in Mountain View, Calif., has announced they will be providing an e-mail service called Gmail, which

Room

1B25.

for a 10-minute session of

pre-

through the

for contacting the family of

apply

MURPHY

e-mail users, this

holding a stress free zone, in

who

fixed the neighbours’ electric saws

company. He

who

is difficult.

do this because means he’s not here anymore,” Hoover cried quietly. “I don’t

climbing.

Janeen Hoover,

who has

been touched by Michael’s death more than usual. She and Michael’s

I

is

progressing through

the program,” says Hoover,

juggle

The scholarship

a selection

STUDENT WORK

offer e-mail

Student Services has the perfect

On

things.”

recreate

will review

of one or two students.

motorized Lego running around.”

students

make

Many

maximum

then

you,

to

and

She says the family

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from next week’s

getting

is

to

HEUCHERT

If all the stress

was young he

to

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program focus partway though

By TIM By JEFF

the time he

a remote control car

is

bereavement support group. The sum of $500 was donated to the scholarship by businesses, friends and family and they plan to

street. It

“From

the car and then

was driving

unfamiliar

an

and a few are considering it. David Muller, 21, is in his last year of robotics and automation and says he didn't know Michael very well, but he would like to

class

well because Michael had changed

Saturday morning. Michael was driving three of his friends back to his house in Cambridge

to be

out of Lego, take the engine out of

tive,

down an

was born

engineer.

tion of the students in Michael’s

death. His parents are attending a

early

Wendy

young. “He would build something

has not returned to work since his

Michael

the

in

to the atten-

ship has recently

She weeps and gasps remembernight

husband

loved to design and build things, to

ing what the police had told her of the

most scholarships

around here,” says Schill. “This one is specific to our program and it remembers someone we went to

quietly says he

working with Michael’s parents establish the scholarship.

from

refolding her tissue and says he had

appreciated," says Muller.

is

for

Michael’s mother smiled

“They don't think anything is going to happen to them. But the family

apply

create

Michael’s mother

ects, so

the

"1

life

applications and

pictures of their only son,

young he loved to design and build things”

extra care.

for

Michael

technical writing class.

Sitting with her

dedicate

unbearable and you never recover.”

and remembered

comfort of a living room lined with

world to the whole family and her plea is for young people to take

devastation

Schill, 22, is also in his last

class with as well.”

"If there

was gone.”

Kevin

year of robotics and automation

will be available for

reasons.

Michael’s sister Christina,

help other students.”

year.

other

if

Steven and

on a different he might have

snow bank," she

slid into a

“Even donate,

dent will always get a scholarship.”

icy.

unlucky person.

at the time.

last

ing classes in his

because she was

was

a turn.

friend’s

his

— Page 5

2004

April 12,


— SPOKE,

Page 6

News

2004

April 12,

Where does

go?

that water

all

second pond

By JAMES CLARK

an underground

is

was created

retention area that

resources

second pond overflowed.

The

the

most

The Grand

and allow

absorb into the

for

water to

The Doon campus alone has

a

James

Clark)

Barry Milner, head of physical resources at Conestoga College,

pond

in

a picture that was taken

in

the late

Most of

rooftops and

the

parking

areas of the

lots

is

more scenic campus - the pond by

directed to one of the

and

Ministry

the

of

They

approval.

to design the pond.

“We even have certain we had to plant around

plants that the pond,”

(Photo by James Clark)

Plants are put in to prevent the

pumps

the cafeteria.

the water that runs off

daylight.

in

said Schlei.

’60s.

parking area large enough for more than 3,300 cars to park.

per cent

also needed to consult an engineer (Photo by

points at the college

soil.

accidents increase by seven

Conservation

River

Transportation’s

areas, such as the sports fields, are

natural

“Many people

think that

pond

spring fed," said Milner. "It All of that water If there is

too

is

from

much

is

is

not.

rainfall.”

run-off two

take water from the main pond and pump it through underground pipes to a second pond located by parking lot one and the Woodworking Centre. Off of this

Attentive

erosion of the soil into the pond.

He

new pond

said the

cleaning, but overall

requires

more

it is

effi-

cient because of an interlock rock

bottom.

Ed Griffith instructs Grade 4, 5 and 6 students at a regional skills competition in Conestoga College’s recreation centre.

New $100 new ECE AND PN NURSING STUDENTS

By JAMES CLARK

Gauthier said her branch finds an average of three counterfeit

Those of us lucky enough to have a $100 bill may notice something a about the c-note

different

little

BE

these days.

According

A SUPPORT - Lend An Ear

Bank

the

to

security features that will

more

difficult for

to

it

be duplicat-

ed by counterfeiters. addition

In

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new

features

including a holo-

graphic stripe, a watermarked portrait

the

and a thread woven right into

BE

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%

Hogg, of the

Waterloo Regional Police Services, says counterfeit

money

problem

the

for

Waterloo area, but

it

is

a big

Kitchenerisn’t the larg-

er bills that are usually duplicated.

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"The new hundred won’t have much of an impact,” said Hogg. “The 10s and 20s are reason for the most concern.”

said people spending fake

also

not be able to spot phoney

will

“People with

this

money go

store

one street. They may spend $2 and get $18 back,” said Hogg. He said if a person comes across to store to store all along

bill

they think

may be

they should bring

it

it

“Unfortunately,

the

has the

bill

bank or

examined.

to the police to get

who who

counterfeit

to their

last

person

will be the

loses out,” said

one

Hogg.

The front of the new bill, which was released March 17, has a portrait

of former

prime

minister

Robert Borden. The backside of

1,849 counterfeit bills reported to police.

New

said last year alone there

Theresa Gauthier,

a

were

financial

service representative and former at TD Bank of Canada, echoed Hogg’s statement. “The smaller bills are the biggest

teller

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prey on small stores because they know the employees

a

bill.

Staff Sergeant Wally

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Hogg bills

traditional

security features, the bill has four

money

money.

the

to

a

“People get most of the counterfeit

of

new make it

has

bill

bills

week.

machines,” she

Canada’s website, the

BE

bill,

features

<

article at

www.sleepanddreams.com,

college had to consult the

Kitchener

They

lots,

and

sidewalks

attention.

Interesting fact According to an

Authority and get both the City of

college

roadways, rooftops. Other

parking

pond,

into the operation.

year period.

include

Homer

groundskeeping at the college, said the cost of putting in the pond is high because a lot of planning goes

A 100-year storm is the worst storm an area could get in a 100-

require

located just off

which cost the college $1 10,000 to construct, was put in when the Ewing was built. Peter Schlei, the lead-hand of

a storm.

the

is

401 and Boulevard. This

Watson

bylaws require the college to be responsible for managing the runoff at every one of the college’s campuses, even in the event of such

Hard surfaces of

pond

third

Highway

of

the college, said area

at

in

the middle of the ’90s, after the

by a 100-year storm you may have to put on your rubber boots and raincoat, but you will not have to worry about a Hood at Conestoga College. Barry Milner, head of physical If the area is struck

the

France.

The Bank of Canada will release a new $20 and $50 bill later in the year. The $20 bill will honour the Bill Reid and the $50 have a nation-building

artwork of bill

will

problem. Banks and stores always scrutinize the bigger bills,” she

theme.

said.

be accepted as legal tender.

However,

all

older bills will

still

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SPOKE,

2004

April 12,

— Page 7

Alumni Association sells movie tickets By TIM

MURPHY

dren’s tickets are $5. Each ticket valid for

The Conestoga College Alumni is selling movie tickets

Association

below the concession

Monica

price.

Odeon have

Alumni Association

sold the

group

program,”

great

a

“It’s

tickets

rates.

Himmelman, mentioning arc limited to the

ets

Galaxy

said

officer,

Theatres and Cineplex at

alumni

said

the tick-

Kitchener-

Waterloo area. They can be used in the Galaxy Theatres in the following

Hespeler Road, Fairway Road, and King Street,

locations:

Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo.

Movie

chil-

(Photo by Petr Cihacek) tight.

Located

aren't the only alumni association sells'. Himmelman said over the winter season they sold 292 lift tickets for Chicopee ski hill.

“In the

knight to

to

Two

With

their

wooden

lances merci-

opponent's

lessly pointed at their

chests, the

two mounted knights

charging, getting closer to

start

each other

Everyone

at

in

arena

stops

and our hearts beat

breathing

faster than the horses'

meling the sandy

And

speed.

a sinister the

hoofs pum-

floor.

from a broken lance go flying and one of the knights gets knocked off his large black horse. As the defeated warrior goes down, the excitement and noise elevates.

Hundreds of spectators cheer for and watch

the victorious knight

the other scramble off the floor to

He

get his revenge.

sword and charges

now dismounted,

takes a large the other,

at

knight.

A

spec-

sword fight breaks out and the gloomy Medieval Times arena lightens with camera flashes and

tacular

sparks

flying

off the

clashing

swords.

We

More than 2,000 tickets are sold each summer, and anybody can buy one she said. For more information on purchasing discounted tickets, contact

development and alumni

scream with excitement as every swing of a sword, every slash of an axe, makes us forget that we live in a world filled with smog, road rage and e-mail spam offering Viagra, and brings us deeper and deeper into the Middle Ages.

venue’s exterior does not exactly

look like a medieval castle, but the very first step you take through the

main gate magically brings

you back

From

to the

1

1th century.

the medieval clothing of

the staff to the colourful heraldry

on the walls, there ing left to remind

is

almost noth-

you

that not far

flick

shopping mall, and introducing ways for the characters to keep occupied under the circum-

were filmed in Canada, but which one is worth our dollar. The suspense thriller Taking Lives starring Angelina Jolie is

another world

similar to a previous Jolie movie, Collector.

stances.

was enjoyable

to see Canadian Sarah Polley, from Avonlea. running for her life as the functioning nurse, Anna. The simple plot is not devoid of It

child-star

jams. Amazing steel armours are displayed in every

Soon comfy

room and through large windows, you can see and admire the knights' beautiful stallions whose

drinks, a ravishing theatrical intro-

ness.

of humanity

duction mysteriously enveloped in fake mist started off the amazing

The plot is well organized with two good shocks and two carefully

show.

covered twists near the end.

There is no overacting in this rendition of the end of the world; instead the actors evoke great

traffic

can be detected in

scent

faint

some

parts

of

the

building,

large oval arena for the feast after

we were

seats

roasted

royal castle.

herb-roasted

so

stylish

and items

like

is

pool

and video games machines spoil the medieval feeling. Tickets for the show, which include supper and a tournament, sell at $ 59.95 for adults and $ 41.95 for children under 12 However, if you decide to visit the dinner and theatre, be prepared to spend more than that. As you are required to arrive at least one hour before the show, you will have plenty of time to check out all the bars, shops packed with everything from Medieval Times tshirts to swords, and other moneysucking attractions. For only $ 2 a tables

.

dark-clothed executioner will

you

museum

let

times

a royal

chicken,

and

seated in our

and served our

Feasting on

immersing you instantly into a

first

menu of

spare

rib

and

we somechew as we

potato,

forgot

to

watched a spectacular demonstration of the knights’ horsemanship skills that were to set the mood for the tournament.

“Wow, heard into

I

want

to

work

my voice excitedly my girlfriend's ear

watched

mounted

here,”

1

as

we

knights

in

ing through the arena, sunbathing

egos

in the

layers.

Hawke

(Miami Vice) and Jake Weber

a

(Gattica)

However, the aspect defining movie is the loca-

tion.

Director D.J. Caruso (television series

Dark Angel and Smallville)

stayed true to the novel by Michael

Pye and filmed the movie on location in Montreal and around Quebec.

cheers of fanatic

spectators.

If

you loved the

And the cheers got even louder when the first knight got knocked off his horse and helplessly fell to the sand.

was an amazingly thrilling experience. The long lances being It

real. Sometimes it was obvious that it was staged as some moves were reminiscent of

did not look so

Cell) help to depict the

At the other end of the scarymovie scale is the sober stay-athome thriller Secret Window. Unfortunately, this flick was completely without Canadian influence, although from the location it is difficult to believe it was not filmed in Muskoka. Here is another simple plot, this one involving a writer, played by Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) and his story. Oddly enough, this movie about a story was first a story by Stephen King

Window, Secret

Secret

entitled.

Sutherland. is

where

Dawn

of the

filmed, just next door to

the Taking Lives location. If you loved the cult horror movie 28 Days Later, you’ll love the remake of Dawn of the Dead, from which it derived its concept. The zombie sequel to George Romero's Night of the Living Dead was first made in 1978.

thrills

events will keep you tense until

you prematurely figure out the ending half an hour early. This is a movie to watch curled up on the coach with a cocoa on a stormy night. It’s creepy, but the real attraction to this 90-minute piece is Depp.

As expected, Depp

is

spam

gore by capitalizing on the serenity

Dawn

of the Dead -

of the movie’s main location, a

Secret

Window -

to

the

castle’s

vision the

offering Viagra.

is

Snyder’s

2004

a grimly executed illus-

than

he

was

as

only slight-

Mort Rainey

ly less interesting as

were summoned

We all did. We all felt

Director Zach

and screams,

but a slowly unwinding series of

amazing mystical atmosphere and applauded even minutes after the show was over, as if we were trying to postpone our departure from the magical castle and into the outside world full of smog, road rage and e-mail

But even though they knew it was a fake, the spectators cheered.

(the

faces

pathos.

Royal Quest, an approximately 40 minute mission full of physical and mental tasks. For $18, you can take the Knight’s Challenge or the King’s Challenge that we took. To complete the quest and save the king's life, we had to go through 10 chambers and “kill" enemy knights, shoot from a cannon, walk on a beam while trying to avoid being hit by swinging axes, and other fun tasks. After completing the quest we

WWE wrestling.

many

in chaos.

There are few

However, the only Canadian to appear in Taking Lives is one of our favourite Lost Boys Kiefer Toronto

ented challenge, you should take

Performances by Ving Rhames

Garden.

Dead was

are in for a fun, team-ori-

cult hor-

movie 28 Days Later, you’ll love the remake of Dawn of the Dead.

ror

splintered against shields of metal

you

wit-

this serial killer

and knights flying off their running horses, it all looked so real. Unfortunately, the sword fights that followed each jousting match

If

captivating as

somewhat juvenile crime

of

explanations of their use.

is

yelling

superb colourful costumes paradtheir

Taking Lives, Jobe's performance is blase, but Ethan In

dungeon full of torture instruments accompanied by vivid

into the castle’s

torture, a

the

And that’s what Toronto's Medieval Times is all about. Located in the Exhibition Place on Lakeshore Boulevard, the

rela-

tions department at ext. 3459.

tournament.

,

all

discount-

from you are dozens of motorists losing their tempers in Toronto’s

Unfortunately, not everything

then the crash.

Splinters

out of three horror movies in

theatres

Bone By PETR CIHACEK

sell

creative

remember

Medieval Times takes you

summer we

ed tickets to many theme parks,” she added.

worth the money?

is

By DESIREE FINHERT

A

and students.”

tickets

tickets the

Which horror Knights at Toronto's Medieval Times dinner theatre engage in a spectacular sword at Exhibition Place. Medieval Times is a popular tourist destination.

provide a service to the

“It’s to

college community,” she said. “It’s

the

Adult tickets are $8, and

is

year.

for staff, faculty

Himmelman,

services

one

Captain

Jack

Sparrow.

Depp had

less to

work with

create his character and yet he

to

still

creates the portrait of a confused,

tration of society being

devoured by flesh-eating zombies, whose

distraught hermit.

bites kill then reanimate their vic-

again challenged for entertainment

tims.

sake.

Snyder uses intense graphic imagery and an anxious plot.

stars:

He

successfully

balances

the

It's

as if Depp’s dignity

The movies

was once

are rated out of five

Taking Lives

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April 12,

2004


Feature

The Twin rational

Harmonizers has approximately 55 members who sing everything from ballads. They have been a chapter since 1946. City

SPOKE,

traditional

April 12,

2004

— Page 9

(Photos by James Doyle) barbershop and doo-wop music, to show tunes and inspi-

Singing from the same song sheet By

F what

JAMES DOYLE

bershop music stuck, said Terry

also sing novelty songs and are put-

Hallman, the Harmonizers’ musical

ting together a

our-part harmony, a cappella

director.

voices and a barber pole. This

Hallman says that barbershop music consists of four parts; the tenor, lead, baritone and bass. What sets barbershop apart from tradi-

music of Louie Armstrong for next year. “That's a nice song (It’s a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong), we’ve had that in our repertoire for upwards of 0 years,”

tional choral music, according to

Hallman said

is

barbershop music and

the

it

is

Twin City Harmonizers

love.

Barbershop that

is

can be traced back

20th

century.

because while men were in the

a style of music

barber

shop

It

got

to the early its

name

Hallman, the lead, tenors, falsetto

voice,

not their natural

is

They

the baritone.

The

fourth part

is

breeze, they would

of our son.

of approxi-

consists

mately 55 men. They have been

term

a

bar

members of SPEBSQSA

chapter since

1946 and are or

The

joined just after he was

teacher says he has always been

involved

in

music. “I had been a

longtime drum and bugle player,

hom

player and on-field

major. But after

I

got mar-

was a life I couldn’t go back was too much of a strain and I was a young teacher at the time, so I was without a musical hobby ried,

it

to. It

A

former high school teacher of who also sang in his

Hallman’s,

church choir

well as the performing chorus, fhp Harmnni 7 Pr<; have fnnr

time, invited

at the

him out

and “I’ve been ever since,” he laughs. Hallman says that most guys come out with a

to a practice

there

friend,

adds,

but

“we

always invite

The Harmonizers’

repertoire

from barbershop and

consists of everything *

traditional

| doo-wop music, to show tunes and inspirational I ballads. The Harmonizers

Centre in the Square. The Harmonizers will be joined by Bluevale’s 60 Voice Chamber the

people

come out if they’re interested," The Harmonizers meet every

to

Tuesday night at 7:30 at St. Stevens Lutheran Church, 248 Highland Rd. E. The Harmonizers also perform around the community and have their annual show April 24 at

fall’s

which

Convention,

International

took place

won

Montreal,

in

sent Ontario at

the

er jazz choir.

competition

Louisville,

directed by

Bluevale’s choir

Nancy Kidd, who

is

is

“a

prominent choral director in the area at Bluevale Collegiate and very well respected throughout Canada,” according to Hallman. The show is entitled With twin-city

A

Song

title

My

which

is

"It’s

going to be,

we

think,

good show," says Hallman.

enjoy singing. Tickets are $20 for the balcony and $25 for orchestra and mezzanine seats. For more show information contact John Duggan at 621-2275. Hallman says that in addition to

ing

The

international.

at

it.

We

grounds,

men

draw from

all

faiths,

all

nomic backgrounds and

way of

life.

all

becomes

Families are very include

two

Ontario District conventions.

One

activities

held in the spring, with the sec-

These conventions are held to select the Ontario District champions. The spring convention, which will be held this April 16-18 in Niagara Falls, will select the quartet champions and in the fall.

the

international

The

fall

The Harmonizers do not have anyone competing at this spring’s convention as they are gearing up for their show the following week. The Harmonizers and the entire Ontario District Association of

SPEBSQSA

Chapters of

also sup-

university students going through

often included in our activities.”

Chapter

a separate senior inter-

national competition in the winter.

back-

it’s

social/ecoit

summer and

that are

enjoyment of singing, friend-

the camaraderie of the

representatives.

convention selects the cho-

champions and international reps. The Toronto Northern Lights, who finished second at the 2003 rus

“an interna-

and raise money for Harmonize For Speech. Hallman estimates that close to $25,000 has come back into the region for speech programs and equipment. They also supply financial aid to

bershoppers together. “I think

is

is truly

hobby” says Hallman, with quartets from Australia, Sweden, England and Germany all compettional

category for college quartets in the

Heart,

He says that the chorus has some new songs that the guys really

ond

Barbershop

Ky.,

4.

of a movie that the chapter and

quite a

a

June 27 - July

international

International convention also has a

from.

in

in

the

In

quartets will be performing songs

the

last

contest and will again repre-

Choir, as well as Bluevale’s small-

ships are what ultimately keep bar-

for a long time.”

Society for the Preservation and

Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. As

I

bom, so I am starting my 32nd year.” The retired elementary school

drum

The Harmonizers chap-

bar-

bershopper for 32 years. “My wife always keeps track of this by the age

sings the lowest part.

ter

comment

a

nice job on the song. Hallman himself has been a

ly

both a

start

singing

after

about the chorus doing a particular-

who “tend to be on the root of the chord,” said Hallman. The bass the bass,

the

1

“usually sing in their

leads.”

the

the

or

The

“have a range similar to the

“shoot-

and

who

leads

cut

often

line,

says Hallman, sings above the melody. Below the

and ing

melody

not the highest part.

voice,”

get-

ting their

hair

that the

is is

show based on

port

subjects. To more about Harmonize For Speech, go to www.harmonize

for

speech-related

learn

4speech.org.

Hallman says porting

that along with sup-

Harmonize For Speech,

barbershoppers

lend

support

to

teaching and participation in music.

“And

that is another

mandate of the

barbershop organization, to encourage and promote the continued teaching and participation in chor-al

music.” Hallman says this

important

is

now with music

more

feeling

the effects of budget cuts.

To City

learn

more about

Harmonizers,

the

Twin

go

to

www.twincityharmonizers.org.


— SPOKE,

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April 12,

News

2004

CSI would love By JASON SMITH Conestoga Students encouraging students to

Inc. (CSI)

is

initiatives

and clubs are a good way

do

to

The number of CSI clubs

in the

Although the numbers here

has progressively grown

school over the

last

few years and Justin

Falconer.

CSI

president,

would

like

few years ago, the college didhave a single club on campus.

Not one. Today we have

comparison

CSI hopes these numbers contin-

have 20

would only

Conestoga

of

from more and

benefit

more clubs being formed by other

“CSI

Falconer.

said

students,”

to

30 clubs on campus,

Sweet

all

normally popular

Good

student

question indeed. three existing clubs

have had their share of success in

and have

the college

been able

all

reach out to students and be an

to

experience

enjoyable

Conestoga and should con-

tion at

grow

tinue to

in

radio segments on

those

for

(with

first

club

in

“As the president of CSI.

$800

offers

more students need student

in

life

and they need

here

CJIQ and much

any club

encourage clubs

in the school.

question

is

college-based Optimist

Canada and meets

or

CSI

clubs

at

Conestoga?

said they

of the guidance area, the Conestoga

ate

And

unknown and CSI

would

certainly appreci-

more clubs being developed,

is

and

form and devel-

you ask any member of

if

Christian

the

fellowship.

Conestoga Optimist or they

is

The answer

within.

to

to lake

op.”

Why

more student-formed

organizations

regularly

mind, the

in

posed once again.

aren’t there

being run out

after years of

is

facts

feel

“CSI

promote

support,

to

I

to be involved

said Falconer.

initiative,”

and prints flyers free of charge for

hopes of helping the college,

And

and more.

CSI

and often creates

receipts)

With these

the

trips

all off,

popularity with

more.

in

it

of allowable club reimbursement

student organiza-

first

community and those

among the students. So why aren't there more

To top

fellowship club

The Conestoga Optimist Club

Canadian universities generally

The school’s

students

to

university student-

organizations here at Conestoga?

three.

The Christian

formed organizations.

ue to increase.

"The

number of

of which are

to see the trend continue.

at

Conestoga are growing slowly,

the

group functions,

involved.

was CSI’s

that.”

they’re miniscule in

clubs.

n't

promote student-based

school

at the

develop, more college-oriented

A

to

wants

see more clubs

to

probably

will

worth

GLBT club, you

tell

it’s

it.

Students interested

forming a

in

club on campus are encouraged to

Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-

but they don't want to create them

pick up a package containing an

Transgender (GLBT) club has now

because they don’t w'ant to be the

application

become much more

ones that have to maintain them.

tions

public.

The previously mentioned organ-

Falconer says the students should

izations have gained notoriety in

create

the college and are able fo organize

them.

and

clubs

the

form,

and more

expecta-

rules,

in the

CSI

office

located in the Sanctuary. All clubs must have at least 10

maintain

student members.

treats

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healthy keep you from getting the

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graphic puzzles. send.

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worse before

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pop-up protection.

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only pest

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chocolate fudge brownie sundae instead of something

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Sports

SPOKE,

— Page 11

2004

April 12,

2004 Major League Baseball preview By JEFF

HEUCHERT

and acquired Kevin Brown, Gary Sheffield. Javier

The 2004 Major League Baseball season

is

underway.

between the

two-game

a

New York Yankees

Tampa Bay

and

scary, but the

Rays

Devil

in

as good,

were

Yankees are just

not better, than they

if

last year.

The Boston Red Sox made

Tokyo. Last week the remaining 28

nificant

teams began their pursuit towards

they

the fall classic.

Schilling, but they’ll

Last season, baseball fans were treated

an exceptional

to

season,

with not just an exciting playoffs, but

World Series

also an incredible

that

change of

signed

short of the

a sig-

own when

their

agent

free

Curt just

fall

still

Yankees once again.

The Orioles

be

will

much-

a

improved team as well. They

sur-

prised everybody with an aggressive

saw them sign

concluded with the Florida Marlins

off-season that

upsetting the Yankees.

agents Javy Lopez, Miguel Tejada

With significant trades and sign-

many

ings this off-season, by

dif-

free

And

of course, there’s the Toronto

ferent teams, divisions should be

Blue Jays. They proved

much

they have hitters, so they went out

closer than in the past.

Lowly teams such

Kansas

as the

City Royals, Houston Astros and

name

Baltimore Orioles, just to

have

few,

a

improved

drastically

their teams.

year’s it’s

predicted

last

World Series champions, and

probably going to be even harder

this year, but

now, are

my

anyway. Here

try

I’ll

predictions for the six

two wild

division winners, as well as

The gap between and

season

Miguel Batista and

Lilly.

With

these teams improving

all

could be the

New

the

the

York

of

rest

the

American League East

is

closer, but the other four

teams just

than

season the

last

wins

six

last

has plenty of pop,

AL

The

West

wide open.

is

have

won

it

the past

two

years, with

departure of Miguel Tejada

the

I

left.

Now I’m sure many of you are wonwhat about the defending

dering,

World Series champs? Well, as we’ve seen so

many

times before, defending

champions struggle

they’ve gotten worse. think the Seattle Mariners will

the

the

same

and

the next year,

happen

will

to the Florida

Anaheim

take back the division they domi-

Marlins.

nated just a few years ago. They

Angels didn’t even make the playoffs

haven’t improved their team, but

after their

the Mariners are

seasons

good. They’ll

still

season the

Last

championship

ago

run,

the

upset

and

predictions

Kansas City Royals

will

the

Angles though. With the addition

difficult for these

AL

of Vladimir Guerrero, the Angels

expectations are so high.

say

win

the

boast one of the most intimidating

Central.

when

won more

they

than 80

games

and finished only seven games back

offences in the league.

The

AL Wild

much of win

The Red Sox

all.

team. The Royals are on

their

way

major success, maybe sooner

to

it

with ease. They have

better than almost any

With

Sox should

in the

players

The Blue good

last

be, at the

AL Championship

Central should house the

division

Houston Astros only by one game

last

lost the division

season, and with the

problem

biggest

pitching,

is

The

all.

of Clemens and

additions their

of

race

solved.

last

Pettitte

season,

The Astros have a

Bagwell and Lance Berkman

to

their all-star pitching

their first

“We

game triumphantly

game

together, especially considering

was our

game

it

ever as a team,"

Nicole Wick, a second-year

sity since hitting the ice at the start

said

of this school year.

Tecreation and leisure studies stu-

puck and

dent and

dropping

member

of the women’s

played

Lambton

lady Condors reached one of their

College in their second

game of the

most important goals on March

tournament, and after a rough

12, when they

against a very strong team with a

Conestoga

took to the ice as a

of depth, the ladies

team, competing in a one-day tour-

lot

nament

an 8-0 whitewash.

at

Toronto’s

Sheridan

After

College.

But the players weren’t alone as

itive

game

first

compet-

as a team.

Kevin Barnes, Scott

Foster,

Scott

Jeff

and

the team’s coaching

victim to

penalties and injuries

and

Marlene Ford, Conestoga’s athdirector,

donned

they

played net for the team throughout the

the

mask,

blocker and trapper,

and

Ford

tournament.

responsible

for

is

organizing

also the

felt

they gained a reputation of

being a “rough and tough team”

tournament

consisted

eight teams: Conestoga,

Seneca,

University

of

of

Mohawk, Toronto

Mississauga, University of Toronto

their defensive pairs

Scarborough, Lambton, Centennial

took out a few members of the

and the host Sheridan College.

opposition.

The team opened

the tournament

on a good note, defeating Sheridan

event for the Conestoga squad.

4-3.

The Condors were up 3-0

the second period

began

to

come

Conestoga held on

in

when Sheridan

Brian

They already

Trevor

pitcher

if

Hoffman can

healthy,

stay

the

Padres could stun a lot of people.

The Cubs, Marlins and Braves,

as

well as the Los Angeles Dodgers,

who

are just a

few quality

hitters

short, will all challenge the Padres.

Skipping ahead

months,

six

2004 World

dict for the

Houston Astros

pre-

I

Series, the

the

defeat

will

Now, only time

many of my

nament

against

Mississauga

where

U they

of

T were

defeated 2-0 in a close and com-

back.

But

petitive

and

When

how

tell

wrong.

be

^

was awarded

team

fair

away confident the first of

in

themselves after

many

future head-to-

head competitions.

"The tournament was a great success and the girls

had^a

all

great time and lots of fun,” said

to

a

team

possible

can lead

this

varsity

women’s

for next year.”

Tiffany Blamire,

Mamie

and Adrienne Schmidt,

Sealey

all

first-

year recreation and leisure studies students,

began organizing

time for

women

school year an

in

earlier

iee-

the

in

an attempt to create

ongoing female hockey pro-

gram

The

-

at the college.

three

young

ladies

have

played key roles in helping give

was

tunity to lake to the ice and prove

themselves worthy of a future college team. In fact, their ultimate goal

Conestoga

game. all

tourna-

the

play award and walked

any interested females the oppor-

Conestoga wrapped up the tour-

to the lead

will

predictions will

right, or terribly

of the

when one of

The

staff.

pads,

women’s hockey team and coaches take part in a recent women’s practice at the recreation centre. Ice time is 7

Members

Bradley,

Jones

team manned the bench as

members of

letic

many

fell

game

during the game, some players said

a.m. on Tuesdays and 3:30 p.m. on Thursdays.

“Banny” from the Conestoga male varsity

Klesko,

(Photo by Jason Smith)

they took part in their

team withtfie

Wick. “We’re hoping

team.

perma-

later gaining

at the rec centre, the

their

of David Wells,

Giles and Jeff Cirillo.

ment’s

good

really

squad has continued to defy the

first

in

together.

played

all

odds and laugh

of adver-

The Padres

tournament

in finished the

hockey

can look

year.

Boston Red Sox.

staff.

Their only real competition will

part of the season.

NL

the

that fans

all

this

improved

additions

bulked up lineup with Jeff Kent, Jeff

accommodate

win

to

uniforms and a new

have sluggers Phil Nevin and Ryan

come from the Chicago Cubs. Maddux finishes off what is now

By JASON SMITH

nent ice-time

New

stadium aren’t

teams because the

but I’m picking the

this,

San Diego Padres

Arizona

Angels and

Lady Condors compete

the

expecting

Wild Card.

becomes

It

upset pred-

final

and I’m sure nobody’s

and two

to stick in this

Jays,

Twins should be able race for a

team

playoff experience

least, in the

again.

make them

their

all

NL

The

greatest

Card race won’t be

a race at

round playoff elimination.

my

time for

greatly

Don’t count out the Anaheim

bring playoff experience to a young

after first

Now

ication,

first-

three

play like

still

they’re 10 years younger.

championship season with a

my

still

Barry

with

a team of capable

is

who can

veterans,

has gotten worse. of

The team

Bonds showing no sign of slowing down. This

while.

Yankees owner

Now, months

straight season.

forward to

first

second

the

They haven’t done

sion isn’t that strong.

as

their

the

for

it

are the best

behind.

fall

worsening, as well

Diamondbacks followed up

make

San Francisco Giants

have

anything to improve, but their divi-

Wells and Alfonso Soriano would

in the face

West should be close^as

Montreal Expos, with the loss of

very

female

NL

The

Guerrero and Vazquez, the Phillies

season, the

Conestoga’s

only thing holding them back.

transactions in

and Juan Gonzalez. These players

money

I

hitters,

make any

ans Kevin Appier, Benito Santiago

spent the

second upset prediction

With great

the off-season, and should begin to

they didn’t

David

He

my

pick the Philadelphia Phillies to cap-

Braves

Pettitte,

happen.

pitching will continue to be the

straight years,

receiving

that

selves on the outside of the playoffs.

two

the division

majors.

let

Louis Cardinals will be

St.

as well.

won

but this season they’ve added veter-

George Steinbrenner wouldn’t

The good

should

Carlos Beltran and Mike Sweeney,

spell disaster, but

Sheffield and Javy

Lopez, the Braves will find them-

season, but with the

Roger

Andy

Maddux, Gary

year and

last

be itching for some more.

by

as

Clemens,

will

Twins. Although the Twins have

For any other team, losing high

such

of post-season success

of veterans Greg

well, but the

will

players

the Atlanta Braves.

loss

win the division because Oakland

I’ll

the

in

finally got a taste

With the

They only improved

pitchers and hitters that

calibre

The Cubs

ture the division.

They already had a very strong core group of young players such as

aren’t there yet.

pitching rotation

best

majors.

competition from the Minnesota

in the division.

getting

stiff

the

dominance from

For

later.

The Royals should only have

is final-

10 years of

after

Yankees win the division for a

Last season they improved greatly

cards, for this season.

Yankees

as Pat Hentgen,

this

Nobody could have

last

and signed a horde of pitchers such

Ted

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Although the Oakland Athletics

and Rafael Palmeiro.

up for grabs

ly

Rodriguez. It’s

The season began with set

The National League East

Vazquez and Alex

said

and done, the

ty

to

form a female

hockey team

in the

is

for

varsi-

near future.


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— SPOKE,

April 12,

Sports

2004

Another disappointing year highlight

season.

son.

Jason Smith

tender.

wood floor (ACC)

roster, fans

Add

recently

wonder just

Even management is beginning throw their arms in the air won-

and

to

how

behind the

Toronto arguably has one of the

cfub, hoping to see a playoff drive

best rosters in the league and hits the

apart.

floor with plenty of depth every sin-

Grunwald was recently

supporters

that

rallied

all

would prove

one of the

Some

elite

the Raptors are

teams in the league. even

fans

NBA

an

felt

championship was within reach.

Then

reality set in.

the Raptors are

As

nowhere

the season quickly

close and

the

for

their

the Raptors find

themselves a disgruntled mess with nowhere

ening 30-45 record, the “dinos” are

much

less than

average

To put

lightly,

level of .400 ball.

the club hasn't played

near

its full

it

anywhere

potential.

teams

worse records in the entire league - the Washington Wizards, vscth

Orlando Magic, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls, L.A. Clippers and Phoenix Suits. With this in mind, many fans have become frustrated with Toronto’s performance and after at the

impressive Raptors

easy to see why. Nobody knows what’s going wrong.

roster, it’s

stay healthy for

more than a couple games

Due

to constant injuries

at

time again.

It’s

not his fault the

boys aren’t delivering.

So what’s

a time.

and a ques-

NBA team, as he has

put together a great roster time and

the cure?

What

will

it

take for the Raptors to finally get

done?

tionable desire and heart to play the

the job

game when

may not be an expert, but if I were new GM Jack McCloskey, I’d

ter

matters most, fans are

it

if

Toronto would be bet-

I

say bye bye to Carter and bring in

without him.

But Carter

isn’t the

only weapon

some more young talent to help amazing roster Toronto fans

of choice in the Raptors’ arsenal.

the

Morris Peterson has

to see all year long. This

the world, but

is

all

the talent in

yet to reach his

Rookie Chris Bosh has an outstanding future ahead of him and is already one of the big full

In fact, there are only six

looking

Canada’s only

wondering

left to turn.

Currently sitting with a disheartplaying a

game

game and

Glen

fired after

Grunwald, however, blamed for the demise of

several years.

leads the team, yet doesn’t

is falling

manager

struggling to improve the club for

can’t be

stay in the

post-season,

the franchise

General

greatest players. His 22.6 points per

to be seen. to a

dering

Raptors possess one of the game’s

comes

some teams begin

preparations

game. With Vince Carter, the

gle

seem to be enough. The big question mark with Carter is his inability to

Playoffs are on the horizon and

Rod

acquired

mix and many why the Raps are miss-

ing the playoffs once again.

Opinion

a serious playoff con-

The Raptors’

team

Toronto

the

Strickland to the

of the Air Canada Centre this spring as

of

through the second half of the sea-

The Canadian squad dreamed of stepping onto the hard

Raptors

Marshall has possibly been the

The Toronto Raptors had high hopes upon entering the 2003-04 National Basketball Association

(NBA)

for

potential.

fan

favourites

in

ACC.

the

Completing a three-way, six-man trade earlier in the season allowed

Toronto to secure one of the best in the game, from the Chicago Bulls. The Raps also received

all-around

Jalen

players

Rose,

Donyell Marshall in the deal, who is second on the team scoring list with points per game. 16.2

out get

team has

the potential to turn a lot of heads,

but Carter has

become very

unreli-

and may be causing more problems than he’s solving. There are no excuses for this poor display and Raptors fans can only hope to see continued improvement. Once again, we just have to remind ourselves of the age-old adage. There's always next year. But for now ... at least Toronto fans have the Maple Leafs to cheer able

for.

Let’s just

choke

hope they don’t

too.

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