Varsity sports get
Health services gets a makeover
student’s account of enjoying the breathtaking sights of the Eternal City.
Kate Battler takes a look at two Condor varsity
$40,000 in renovations provides students with privacy and independence.
News Monday, September 20, 2004
Conestoga College, Kitchener
Pond Party By
offers fun in the
Conestoga College’s annual Pond Party
was a great success despite morning rain and continu-
ous rain clouds passing overhead throughout the morning. First-, second- and third-year students gathered Sept. 9 around the
pond behind out
the college to check
Sumo wrestling and a gladiator jousting competition were popular events the students were able to participate in throughout the day.
Hamburgers, hotdogs and beverages were served to hungry students by hardworking CSI
bers and various volunteers.
Students were also able to buy in a designated area and hang
out while listening to Rufus, a live band, performing outside.
Nichole Jiminez, events programmer, said she thought everything turned out pretty well.
“I’m looking around and everybody’s having fun, so that makes me happy,” she said.
She said until about 1 1 a.m. they were planning on having the party
they saw the sun
everything back outside.
“I’m really happy,” she said. “I a little bit nervous with the rain thing, but I’m really happy it’s going well.”
on the offensive against a Conestoga student at the annual Pond Party. CSI hosted the event offered free food and events such as sumo wrestling and gladiator jousting. See Pages 10-11 for more details. the Condor, Conestoga’s mascot,
Aaron Reid, student in the
gram, said it’s
Pond Party and he
attending the thinks
ing,” he said.
“It’s a great
meet people.” Bennett, 22,
student at Conestoga and said she
meet people,” she said. Schlumpf, 19, a third-year to
student in the architectural technol-
meet people, but because the
ogy and design program, said he has attended the Pond Party every year he’s been going to Conestoga.
also thinks the party to
don’t live in residence, so this
a great idea.
lineup for food
people talking, socializ-
hard to do.
was so long
He it is,
said the party
although in past years the party
better here,” he said,
actually at the pond.”
were great and
said he thinks things
a little worried waking morning and seeing the rain, but in years gone by the weather’s been a great ally for ensuring the students had a great
hasn’t always been at the pond.
friend for the day.
certainly their best
time,” he said.
what’s going to happen.”
General education programs face cuts By
hours in some program areas this
which doesn’t assist in the growth that Conestoga is experiencing. The Liberal government has not only issued a freeze on
year in order to realign itself with
tuition this year, but the
the provincial system average.
hoping to lower its projected deficit of $1.4 million from its approved budget of $86.4 million this year, by reducing the number of general education is
some of the
some of the programs in make a fair, consistent
for the next three years.
we do because you
money to deal with many things we want to do,”
“There is a freeze on tuition and, although the grant says.
for very long.”
more general electives and higher program hours than other colleges,”
universities or school boards are
he says. “Maybe
The Ontario college sysbecome the lowest-funded
^.cational sector on a per capita
David Burns, vice-president
more than $2,000 less per student from the government than what
been providing adequate
“When we compare ourselves to other colleges, we generally have
“The province has not
quate for our increased expenses so
can’t operate with a budget deficit
Ontario colleges are
“The province has not been providing adequate
The college has decided to eliminate one elective from some programs this fall in order to realign itself with the amount of program hours that are offered by other col-
to look very closely at
from various pro-
funding for growth
funding increases that the college was expecting to receive from the
allows the college to re-
what do we do?”
cuts are attributed to the lack of
Ontario government but didn’t.
Mark Derro says that by some general educa-
can’t afford to
continue to do that unless the gov-
ernment offers some more money.” Chair of Liberal Arts and Media
allowing us to take a
good look at our program design and make sure we have a balance and a harmony all the way really
students,” he says.
have an impact on the students but we’re trying to minimize that by positioning courses so that it doesn’t happen.” Derro hopes that by removing some general electives from various liberal arts and media studies programs that it will encourage students to focus more on their core courses in their programs. However, some students are disappointed to hear about the removal of electives from their programs because they enrolled in the program with the expectation of are going
receiving the electives.
public relations student, said she
Rohfrietsch feels she’s at more of a disadvantage than university stu-
dents because the cut in general
learning even less than what a university education has to offer.
“There’s always that rivalry that university
they’re going to be cutting college
back even more compared to university, then that’s only going to
worse,” she says.
says he thought a
students weren’t overly interested in
Sandra Rohfrietsch, a first-year
courses to begin with. “I actually think
was disappointed about not being
tage to have time to concentrate on
through,” he says.
able to take a liberal studies elec-
The first-year students will see the most impact to their programs in the liberal arts and media studies
Derro says. “At the end of the day, what we’re trying to do is make sure whatever we do is academically sound and it doesn’t have a major impact on our fields,
year of studies
told she originally
to take electives,
think that as
don’t need to
we’re trying to do
trust the col-
they’re not going to
they feel like
they’re doing, that really, overall,
long as they take the time to really
year and thought
can’t afford to offer above
— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
Now deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by random students
What do you
keep you from getting homesick?
Hussey (Photo by Justin Bastin)
Trish Weiler, a nurse at health services, stands with colleagues
“Booze and plenty of
new treatment room
Health services gets
a $40,000 makeover
New equipment helps students By JUSTIN BASTIN
New equipment at health services
“Music, pictures, and
helping students with disabilities
get a college education.
more independence and services
Marian Mainland says the $40,000 worth of renovations to health serv-
and pictures of
easier for students
their daily routine.
school. are set
whose son Chris facilities,
says the equip-
The fact that these facilities up the way they are, things the
health services renovations includ-
ed adding an extra bathroom, docoffice,
independent of reception, a recovery
room and a treatment room away from the door for
ment helps preserve the privacy of students and allows them to simply attend school, which before would
have been very
impossible for them to
how many come, we can accommo-
to talk to
health services office which allows
people around the world,
world for them,” she said. She also says the new additions
replaced the old hand crank lift in the attendant care bathroom in the students
across from Student
Grandma and Grandpa.” Pawel Mosiadz
Just stuff from
my room my room.”
“A teddy bear that
gave me.” Miguel Rojas
“Sony Playstation.” Ryan Poole
(Photo by Kristen McMurphy)
Watch where you park Smife Conestoga you could be our next respondent! ,
Conestoga security guard, Mike Lee, leaves a warning ticket on a car parked 100 illegally' parked cars during the first two days of classes.
Lot 9 on Sept. 8. Lee
•New cameras added Rw ICMMICCD uniA/nciu By JENNIFER HOWDEN
Conestoga College to
visitors feel safe.
a very safe
Hunter, chief of security and parking services. The new cameras are part of a
cameras added to the Guelph campus. Not only have more cameras been added but they have also been upgraded from an analogue system
This means instead of having to go back and search through tapes to find an incident, to a digital one.
the police need footage
(put the signs up) for
secondly, are too
school is currently in the second year of the five-year plan, which involves a number of security ini-
pause and zoom in and out a lot easier than they could with the old system. They can also search the
tiatives including alarms,
tape using a motion sensor.
system also allows forward,
and emergency telephones. One of the cameras is being mounted on the west side of the
cameras also have an automatic iris. This means they can adjust to the light of any scene, making it
Student Client Services Building
easier for security to see in heavily
to give security a better
shadowed or low-light areas. The digital upgrades are not com-
view of second camera is
at the front
of the recre-
ation centre to give a better view of
10, the front
of the recreation
centre and the sports field.
camera will be on the end of the Ewing for better coverage of some of the entranceways going down into the business wing. A fourth camera is being installed near
Door 4 to get a better view of the roadway and the bus stop. Finally, a camera
top of the A-
for better coverage of
of nine cameras were also
added to the ATS building. There were no cameras surveying that
plete but security hopes to have all cameras under the digital system as soon as possible. Aside from the cameras, perimeter
alarms have been added
high value are stored. is
where portable items of
protected by the perimeter
where $10,000 worth of equipment was the
stolen last year. 1
connect students directly to security if they need assistance. Signs have been posted at the front of the college alerting stu-
“The whole idea of
in the first place.”
that it’s not the students security has to keep an eye on.
“Our students are very, very good,” he said. "They are the least of our worries when it comes to people committing offences.
Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre still has several
rooms available for students
looking for a place to
buying and installing new cameras. total expenses from this year have not yet been totalled.
Some of the money to cover the expenses comes from the college women's
Kobylnik said once a virus gets on the network it is really diffiit
fixed so this
students and they only had approx-
good preventative procedure. While staff scan for viruses, they will also make sure students have anti-virus programs on their com-
imately 520, as of press time.
John Kobylnik, said the
capacity of residence
in living in
residence should contact the resi-
dence immediately. Returning students to residence may have noticed fewer channels on their television this year. Last year the residence received extra channels that weren't being
"Rogers found out about that and decided since we weren't paying for it they weren’t going
funds to colleges to upgrade their
Funds also come from
who are unhappy about $30 hike in parking fees at Conestoga College should be happy they don’t go to school at Humber, Fanshawe or Centennial. At Conestoga the annual parking passes have increased to $240, up from $210 last year. However, at Humber College in Toronto a two-semester parking pass costs $450. At Fanshawe Students
and those at Doon campus. The Guelph and Waterloo prices will now be $225, up from $ 80 last year. Daily rates for those two campustheir prices
people had the big brother mentality but we don't see it that way at all," he said. "I think (the cameras’ raise the students
of a delay.
"We’ve got one IT guy and 520
London an annual parkcosts $306 and at
costs only $184.
There are also a few more parkspaces available this year. About 40 parking spots in Lot 10 were reclaimed after construction last year had them blocked off. ing
year Lot 12 was put in provided another 306 spaces. Lot 12 can only be accessed by an access card, which can be purchased for $7 more than Also,
increase to $1.25. from
the regular annual price.
Chief of security and parking Al Hunter, hopes that
price increases will help pay
improvements to the parking Many improvements are being
made including re-paving some
es will stay at $4, but the hourly
Hourly parking meters at Doon also increased to $1 .25, up from $1 Waterloo and Guelph campuses have also seen a price increase in an effort to close the gap between
month parking pass
"There was a time when a
parking pass costs $158 per semester. On the other hand, an eight-
long run you’re
going to be saving yourself.” This year’s move into residence
before being connected this year.
Kobylnik reminded students to keep their eyes open for posters
In terms of. Internet hook-up,
completed the college’s information technology (IT) department will set them up on the network and then they are set up again at the residence, said that
Hunter said overall the students have had a positive attitude towards
program was,” he said. Kobylnik said he wants everything to run smoothly although
students are required to have their
reception up to channel 42.
and from different programs that want to invest in the security of their equipment.
computer scanned for viruses
to us,” said Kobylnik.
This year, residence will get
"Some students last year, when we asked them about that, didn’t even know what an anti-virus
went smoothly. This was the first year that staff decided to do the move in over two days rather than have everyone move in at once, said
(Photo by Jennifer Howden, Chief of security, Al Hunter, stands with a sign that alerts people to the cameras. The signs are there to make the students feel safe and to make possible thieves aware that they may be caught if they try anything.
painting, lighting, provid-
more parking spaces and gener-
The major security problem at Conestoga is vehicle related thefts and Hunter says that by makaccess.
the lots card access this will
keep unauthorized people from entering the lots and therefore, eliminating possible thefts.
students,” he said.
not going to
have virus problems,” he
cult to get
The general manager of
more outsiders coming in.” Last year, $100,000 was spent on
Conestoga’s parking passes cheaper than other colleges’
hopefully you’re going to have a
STUDENTS, STAFF AND VISITORS
Hunter also said
By JENNIFER but
campus for THE SAFETY OF
not to catch people but
and loses channels puter gets connected
when you raise the somewhere else,”
Internet viruses ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI
"I'm not so naive that I believe they are going to stop stealing but.
up and see the
There are also 6 emergency telephone stations around campus that
for the thieves
Hunter and the security team hope the cameras and the other
around Conestoga’s Doon, Guelph Waterloo campuses. The
reasons,” said Hunter. “First, so our students know the cameras are there and hopefully feel safer and,
for any reason all security would have to do is burn it onto a CD. The digital
— Page 3
and potential thieves that cameras around campus.
five-year plan to bulk up security
building last year. There were also
new cameras help make its
a half before your
The Conestoga College Doon campus will be closed to students
around the residence advertising
And he their input
“We really want on what they want to
The residence can be reached 895-2272.
of reasons," said Barry Milner of
on Oct. 9, 10 and 1 due to a total water shutdown. However, no classes will be affected since it’s the Thanksgiving long weekend. The shutdown is
do.” you’ll have to wait a
College to close for water shutdown
related to legislated upgrades for
backflow protection on municipal water supply systems. Backflow prevention is a device that does not allow water to travel backwards into the city system.
Physical Resources, "one of them primarily being the Walkerton inci-
dent a few years ago.”
we've had to rely on whole campus to provide details on where we’re using our water,” Milner said. “With these upgrades we should be "In the past
three meters for the
Milner said instead of trying to
able to take a look at different sec-
one large the road, which would
tions of the building and determine where the water users really are.
have been very costly, the college has
“Hopefully, then we’ll be able to
decided to do each building where
put in various measures to be able
into the building.
“This actual work
removing the old water meter and doing a new tie-in where that meter was and making sure the piping is all intact,” Milner said. is
Milner said the shutdown will not affect
on a different water
— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
College education good investment With colleges provincewide crying the deficit blues, students must be wondering how the lack of funding will affect them, and their education. All of the colleges, including Conestoga, are being forced to
sacrifices this year thanks to a two-year tuition
on them by
the Liberal government.
also providing approximately $2,000 less per
student in grants which forces the college to do
budget juggling. As a result, Conestoga has had to reduce the number of general education electives offered by various programs. This has some students questioning whether their education is being watered down. The answer is no. The core courses in all programs are being retained, meaning students are learning what they need to in order to get a job in their chosen field. Although it's possible to survive without a post-secondary education in fact, millions do it everyday - a college education usually results in a better paying and more satis-
fying job. Colleges provide hands-on learning, something that is invaluable, and yet isn’t offered in most universities. Also, colleges fill a need in society, by offering programs that respond to industry demand. Even though many workplaces do hold university degrees in higher esteem than diplomas, college is still an important institution that offers a high quality education. And everyone at Conestoga should consider themselves lucky to be attending or working at the No. 1 college in
Ryan's mother considers his student activity fees.
Ban on breed not the answer Many dog owners
an important asset, and a valuable investment for the future.
For the community, this college for students,
of Rottwielers that lived on a horse
and the Ontario government’s plan to
Some of the gentlest dogs I’ve come across are Rottwielers and German shepherds. Two that come to mind are a pair
Attorney General Michael Bryant
across the province.
currently in the process
of drafting legislation to do just
farm on the outskirts of Kitchener.
Stress and de-stress
a time for fun in the sun, but now it is time for noses to hit the proverbial grindstone once again. Students pay thousands of dollars in tuition, not to mention the cost of textbooks and possibly accommodations, and it is no fun to see that money go down the drain thanks to failing grades. However, all work and no play isn’t healthy either. Students must learn to balance their leisure time, class time
for biting and attacking peo-
For anyone needing help achieving a healthy balance. Student Services is the place to go. Counsellors there will give you lots of great advice, not only on how to study, but how to reduce your stress and be happy. Your college years should be some of the best years of your life. So make sure you enjoy it.
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
dren and loved the attention the
youngsters lavished on them, even
Owners, especially the irresponsi-
ble ones, are not going to be will-
not the dog that deserves the
or shipped out. While responsible
case of the attack,
a reflection of
attacks, regardless of
the breed, the
owners should be
should be put down. Instead
owners are not
The people who
requirements for those
news have been
raised in a bad
urge the police and the govern-
of owners and their pets will be
the rights of responsible peo-
own these animals as pets. Many of the vicious dogs seen in
will be hurt
the occasional pull of an
Banning any breed of dog takes
by a ban of any type are the respon-
of banning breeds
province should bring
pay any attention
the ban, irresponsible ones won’t
ing to just have their pets put
to target these
tougher legislation on puppy mills
and dog fights and fighters rather
because of the public’s perception
then unfairly targeting
of the breed.
with a provincewide ban.
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students of Conestoga College
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also in constant contact with chil-
likely force the breed underground.
such as Rottwielers,
letters to the
German shepherds. Great Danes, pinschers, Akitas, Doberman
sucks around and loved to have
German shepherd? would
two dogs would out of the
whenever a car would pull up, but would stop about 15 feet short until her owner called her over. These dogs were the biggest
have been labelled as potentially
this dog, what is stopping them from banning other breeds that
breeds. If the province
ban on pit bulls becomes realwhat is stopping someone who would train an aggressive pit bull from going out and training an
Conestoga Students Inc. helps out by offering great entertainment and fun activities right here on campus. And the events are not hard on the pocketbook either. And students can join a team or get some individual exercise at the recre-
are often in the
larger of the
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Yfsn: CAREER SEDGES, Room220, Student Client Services
a single location
Building -Employer Guidebook
- Career Fair information - Bus schedule .^A^, - Resume/Cover Letter
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2004 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visit
Doon Campus - Career
(Rm 220 SCSB) Guelph Campus - Main
Waterloo Campus - Student Services Office or www.partners4emplovment.ca for Career Fair information and updates!
V An opportunity for students and soon-to-be
www .partners4emplovment. ca to obtain
graduates to meet with potential employers
job leads for career-related
Visit the Career Fair website at
employer information and profiles Pick up an employer guidebook tone week prior to the Fair ) in the Career Services Office at
please visit the
V To Career
Doon Campus From Career Fair
Doon. For Guelph/Waterloo campuses,
sure your resume
Have your resume
of questions to ask employers
Career Services Office
Bus leaves from Door #3 For Guelph and Waterloo campuses, please visit the
S A map and driving directions to RIM Park is available
the Career Fair website
Student Client Services Building,
(519)748-5220, ext. 3756 For info email firstname.lastname@example.org or sdonczvk@,conestogac,on.ca
— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
hours and wages By KRISTEN
access code, available from career services by calling
does get postings from different
Free says Conestoga’s job post-
areas of the college, but we’ve
ings will be available on the col-
lege’s website in the near future.
apply directly to where they want
into the starving student
best for students to apply
where they want
accept the fact
career sen'ices officer
find a part-time job.
Conestoga has a
lot to offer
to work,” says Free.
away from home and close
to the college.
There are many on-
campus jobs that offer a reasonable amount of hours and decent
Students can also access both onand off-campus job postings at
at the college,
are interested in
a few, are areas of the college
that often hire students.
Sara Free, career services officer
www.workopoliscampus.com. To access the site you will need an
at the col-
(Photo by Jason Sonser)
Catherine Wilkins, director of the Learning Resource Centre,
“We do a lot of mock interviews
said students must register with the
encourages students to use these
rec centre, learning resource
to apply for a job,
and need help with your resume and cover letter, career services provides
payments and other expenses associated rent
To keep from
being devoured by student fees,
Whether you're a returning
go speak with someone
the department they’re interested
For upcoming graduates and current alumni, there will be a Career Fair Sept. 29. Career services is located on the second floor of the Student Client Services Building. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. services.
to By JASON
databases added, including the
AB1 Inform Trade and Conestoga College students may
find accessing their account infor-
Library, short for the Association of Computing Machinery Digital Library. The LRC has also added a collection of about 8,000 e-books. “These databases are full text
ber of colleges.
and images so that the student can read or download an article with images and charts and diagrams,”
school year. Catherine Wilkins, director of the centre, said the LRC has implanted
new library system called Unicorn which is being implemented in association with a num“The big thing
and system is you can now log in to your own account to see when you have material due or overdue, or if you want to put a hold on something, you can do all of that yourself, and you can get access to the full catalogue,” Wilkins said. for students
Frames & Hangers
additional licences for video pro-
not really a student thing,
may see more media in your classroom because of this but you
they offer library
a standard orientation for
said. “It's really
important that the to those sessions,
because that’s where we can show them the new databases and get them set up with their PIN.”
She said the
may see more
media in your classroom because of this.”
for faculty with this
Learning Resource Centre easier
which will be useful to any student doing projects around business processes, and the ACM Digital
Wilkins also advised students
Wilkins said students have been asked to register with the LRC this year,
which has not been done
take your student ID,
your bar code which becomes your library card, and we give you a PIN number. You must have a PIN number for access to the remote databases,” Wilkins said. “Everybody who wants to use EBSCOHost, Ovid, or any of the electronic resources that
you want to do that work from home, from residence, or from offcampus, you need a PIN." if
Wilkins said the new system has come about because the college subscribes to the databases and the information in them is proprietary.
"The vendors didn't want the colleges giving they
to talk to
staff so that
have a question, they know who
1000s of Posters
Wilkins said. “All the colleges are having to do this.” Wilkins said there have also been
want students, when
in here, to really value
the sense of place to study and to
for students,” Wilkins said.
sit and look out over the pond, you can work with your peers in group or seminar rooms, or you can go out into quiet study. We're really aiming to be a student-cen-
tered part of the college.”
Starting Sept. 20 there will be a book give-away of texts that are
no longer needed in front of the LRC and will continue until the books are gone. “Everyday, there’ll be carts in the hall, and as they are emptied, we will just add more resources.’ Wilkins said. “There won't he any specific subject at any tiflp just walk by all the time.”
— Page 7
By DESIREE FINHERT website that will show
clothing lines. They've been waiting
an average of 20 minutes to purchase stacks of textbooks necessary for the first semester classes. And there’s another
The bookstore under buys books and usually sells out. The cheapest book is the Human Rights Code pamphlet at $2. The most expensive is Digital Systems for long. its
23 people lining up
outside, anxious to track
courses’ reading material.
Principals and Applications at $200.
That was the scene outside the bookstore on Sept. 7, the first day of classes at Conestoga College’s
Nigel Cain, 18, a first-year elecengineering technologies stu-
bought seven books for a about $550, including the most expensive on the shelf. Cain said the Digital Systems dent,
flow into the bookstore and monitored patrons. This precautionary method allowed staff traffic
to help students find their
and Applications text has no special features or learning Principals
tools like a
Although the bookstore was open prior to orientation, most students didn’t buy their course material causing the aggravating lineups and the presence of security on Sept. 7.
Supervisor Mary Andraza said the bookstore has a new inventory
management system and cash regsystem making monetary
with the cash register.
takes five seconds,”
said Andraza. “We're thinking the
moving much smoother
lineups are this year.”
Mary Andraza, bookstore supervisor, Doon Campus.
the school year with a
and bulletin boards
pay out $300.
better than just renting them," said Bowlby, who would never buy a textbook used. “Getting
notes in them.
not an actual notice
can write them
then ask the teacher.” or even sec-
and third-year students, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) sells used textbooks. The book-
when you work with
with a peer or with a learning
together to something that’s neat,
suggested forming an identity for Student Services, and simplifying
and quicker to read. “People are moving by boards
adviser, we’re doing
Gregory said she
new look of
and peer services. thing that’s
quickly, so instead of trying to get the details of the message, just get
result is a tri-colour circle
le'^ng by green.
represented by pur-
signifies peer services
features a lot of
contacts in school and in the
and new information for faculty and staff on how to refer a student to Student
new message board
Melissa Turner, spent the
er person’s experiences will help
with making an appointment.
also has a link to the
GLBT (Gay, Lesbian,
Transgendered) message board, as well as a message board for mature
you don’t know Gregory reminds if
Student Services cannot pro-
vide what the student needs, they will find out
to obtain that help, she said. It
for students to
can post the students’
website will reach out to students
and will encourage them to walk through the doors of Student
1,350 students in the
Student Services. Gregory
said being able to read about anoth-
things for people.”
Student Services offers a wide
range of services including personal
counselling, career counselling,
learning skills, peer tutoring and
saw and win-
“You can come
could be just asking a it could be for a coun-
where the student can
Gregory said she hopes the new
comments about with
student gives permis-
Brenda Burgess, councillor Shawna Bernard, services co-ordinator Carol Gregory-Shident, councillor Jenn Meksula and peer services adminisCouncillor Keith Martin (from
information, including emergency
Student Services designed a new logo with the help of a Conestoga graphic design student. The final out
(Photo by Paige Hilton)
one eyeshot,” she said. “Frequently asked questions are new. The logo is new. What
the gist and the
Services website, which has been
the advertising students
the bulletin boards to
a counsellor or
Carol Gregory, co-ordinator of Student Services. “Everybody’s working exciting and identifiable.”
The bookstore has already sold out of some texts and re-ordered them. Late book orders have not been delivered yet and some books
one’s in a hierarchal position, so that
books for $180 and the technical nursing package is four books for $ 210 Bookstore hours on Doon campus are Monday to Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Services has to offer.
year texts for a reduced price. The accounting package includes four
got a sense of putting the
inspired the circle concept.
and educate them on what Student
was a wonderful team
stressed out about
Andraza. New shipments should be in by the middle of September. By the winter semester the bookstore hopes to offer a website where students can view book options on line. “There’s going to be a whole deliver,” said
skills and peer one place, which
(whatever problems they are
wrapped packages for certain programs which include all the first-
“We’re probably not going to be able to go as smoothly,” Bowlby said. “Everyone’s going to be
order to reach out to students
cerned about needing
on back order then we’re at the mercy of the publisher as to when they can if
Student Services as offering coun-
but other students
not in stock yet and she’s con-
graphic design student, spent the
The second book Bowlby needs
spending around $500. First-year business students spend about
way,” said Gregory.
help of advertising students and a
collaboration for success.
be stocked a week after an order
will be less expensive. But Cain's expenditures are aver-
used book business when they begin buying back textbooks this spring for resale next fall.
books for her part-time program, but thought buying it will be help-
Puzzle pieces Student Services
of classes at
on the shelves because they're back ordered. Andraza said shelves can usually
By PAIGE HILTON
minutes both outside the bookstore and to pay for her merchandise.
store will also be getting into the
exercise book, but a first-year
textbook sales the
hoping next year’s reading
Bowlby only bought one of the two
But are the lineups worth the wait? educational assistant student, claims she had been waiting 45
$400 worth of engineering (Photo by Desiree Finhert)
"So what normally took about 30
of money, but not compared to everything else,” said Cain, who will also buy $300 to “It’s a lot
on order, how many are on hand, the price of the book and name of the book for each course," said Andraza. Meanwhile, if it’s in, it won’t be are
There are 23 people waiting in a queue that serpentines around racks
here for any-
workshops and The Student
— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
Hope By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY
Counsellors are available to help with the same strategies that were
the beginning of another year
Conestoga College and students
offered in the course.
into every first-year class
are going through personal adjust-
to the students about the services
ments, getting a sense of what the
are going to be
available to them.
used to hold a series of study
presentations every afternoon dur-
Student Services for a personal
Barbara Kraler has been coun-
Conestoga College for 20
them when they
are not coping
way that is healthy for them. "For some people it’s headaches,
stomach aches, can’t sleep or
ing registration, and also a work-
shop for mature students. However,
sleeping too much, can’t eat or
sions did not get a response from
“There are also what we
year before. their
able to think straight, they forget
to be in this?”
and are unable
sickness, fear, worry, intimidation,
signs as well like irritation, being
There are two categories of
being away from
a certain degree of uncer-
frightening to them.
The second group
the offers lots
supports with their stress
they will be able to pick up
Student Services, in
from having a summer of fun and
having to think about
courses such as strategies for stu-
dent success to teach students
their time, find study
and take notes.
them manage People
their personal lives.
tended to be
more successful and a decision was made
from some programs.
down with them and
schedule to help them
need the help. sional will
School programs used
they can balance
are struggling as a class. If a
again students at
and T-shirts that say Walk Safe on
ment and program
a safe environ-
hand,” said Allan Hunter, chief of
Conestoga College has employees
security and parking services at
students and staff to and
from vehicles as well
hours of 6:45- 10:45p.m.
The volunteers who work
Walk Safe has two in the
dents and staff can for
are trained in first aid as
speak to a
of the program
have an escort. One station
isolated a person
could think they are
to connect with their
Another way themselves
and being outside for fresh
students only feel good about
themselves a chance to understand
being physical. Going for walks
every weekend. Sometimes
getting exercise and
reinforces the idea of not coping or
walk away. Students
make them feel more The school’s recreation
Connections are also key.
Every student it.
habits, such as
drinking too too
should also moderate
has a membership to use
or staying up
tired or sick
relationships and do not develop
have detrimental effects on school
new ones away from home.
can end up making students
Kraler said a number of students
feel like their lives are else.
first time, your parents
have some help around having boundary,”
“Our job stay,”
nobody can help
them, or that their situation feels
undivided attention, and
Counsellors have heard
of the family
also being affect-
Kraler said she would rather to
connection than not do anything it
and be struggling come
a while to be still
as well as
“You have done some
have enabled you to get into college in the
have been a certain
student to get here, and
expecting that you’re you’re going to be
at the status
“Trust in those abilities.”
College can apply by submitting a
resume, having a police backcall
ground check done and complet-
and request an escort
ing an interview with Hunter and
and Walk Safe, which
also patrols the
to Hunter, there is also
an extra Walk Safe presence on pub sure students get to
province have been done, which to Hunter,
employees are not encouraged
prevention and deterrence,
rather than apprehension.”
Walk Safe service.
have given Conestoga College positive
Safe, according to Hunter.
“The main thing we’re looking is
equipped, will meet them
tions around the school, such as icy
themselves and their
their vehicles safely, as well as res-
Students and staff can also
Walk Safe are trained aid
feeling of security
E-wing doors and the
care as well, but that
care about them.
they need to experiment with their
“Just for your
people forget that,” she
Students can phone
someone spend time
advised students to have confi-
their options are.”
who were used
make people more helping
people see different perspectives
“Mature students may have kids
their role in help-
ing them simply by knowing they
she suggested. “We’re kind of a
pus and monitors hazardous condi-
and patrol the campus Monday through
Doon campus of Conestoga
see students suc-
moving away from home
third party to
have as a counsellor,”
ple wearing conspicuous jackets
“I think that’s one of the advan-
are not emotionally connected with
safety of students and staff around
College can count on seeing peo-
order to ensure the
dents are adjusting, so are families.
Kraler mentioned that just as stu-
need the help, they could
because they experience
Walk Safe brings By JEN
to talk to
arrange to meet with someone from
The more good
dents do not return, she said coun-
of students get together and decide they
who’s not personally involved
Some programs will also ask counsellors to come in and talk to is
starting with classmates
School just becomes
are sympathetic about any situa-
positive way. Stress levels will go
something they have to do during
are also available.
their students if
by creating sup-
that person is to see transition in a
a student gets connect-
and find some other coping mecha-
swing of school
for students to take care
systems. Kraler recommended
should have their families them.
nisms by talking to somebody
specialize in study skills. Students
continues to offer help on
“You might be able
times have a hard time getting back
ongoing basis from people who
these things are a
come back to tell counsellors their help made a difference. When stu-
Counsellor Barb Kraler wants of
adjusting to a
are getting used to
being back in school. if
(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)
going to happen
but are unsure of what to expect.
are trying to adjust to the their situations.
to find solu-
for the first
ed to the school, the more
begin to feel
stressed because the longer
freshman students dealing with
the time and cry-
Kraler suggested students talk to
and balancing school and fun.
dents under stress.
feeling isolated, loss in confidence
important for people
She said there
approached about are home
should be one of the best times of
years and says a person’s body will
Many are seeking help for their stress. Some worry they will not be able to learn new things or rememthey
for the stressed-out
student at Conestoga
this school there’s
higher recognition rate of the pro-
gram than almost anywhere
province, so we’re pretty proud of that.”
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— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
this is a really great tradi-
number of people
In the past a
out, said Falconer. “I
know a number of those peowho did it last year are now
elected student leaders;
new people The Pond Party held
at the col-
lege Sept. 9 turned out to be a suc-
The Pond Party get
of your comfort zones,
event The was put on by CSI and
organized by CSI’s
Nichole Jiminez. The event called for more
meet new people and start to get involved, said Conestoga Students President Justin (CSI) Inc. “It’s
approached the CSI and asked how they could help
than 35 volunteers and 15
bers to help run the activities.
This year's Pond
a great way
the school year.”
Party events included sumo wrestling and jousting. The
The Pond Party has been a Conestoga tradition for well over a decade, giving students a chance to break away and meet other stu-
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
Above, first-year robotics students Preston Drennan (left) and Jeff Dorak
as at university students generally
have a whole host of different
dents outside their programs.
Falconer said students are stuck
music from the band Rufus, a DJ and free hamburgers hotdogs. and Leftover food was donated to tured
CSI between $ 2 000 ,
and (Photo by Ryan Connell)
(Photo by Ryan Connell)
the morning didn’t
The sun shone on those
the festivities at the
in line for
two students in sumo wrestling costumes try to push each other. Left,
(Photo by Ryan
flower burgers to feed the eager lines of hungry students. Approximately
meat was purchased from Schneiders
Keith Martin, a counsellor at for
â€” Page 11
President of Conestoga Students Inc. Justin Falconer
Students eagerly wait
Student Services, at the
in line for
hamburgers behind the school
beside the pond. The Pond Party has been taking place for more than a decade.
the Condor, Conestogaâ€™s mascot, plays a friendly
jousting with another student outside by the pond.
(Photo by Steph Baulk)
(Photo by Ryan Connell) (Photo by Ryan Connell)
— SPOKE, September 30, 2004
Recycling gets a Wet-Dry makeover* By NICOLE
The new Wet-Dry system was recently introduced to Guelph, and is
seen as a valid recycling option
many regions The system,
in recycling In
the newest step
Dry Recycling Pilot project, which included 900 households over a period of six years. This program required residents to separate their
garbage into two components, wet waste and dry waste. put
coloured bags and included such items as plant and food waste. Dry
waste was put into green coloured
bags and included such items as newspapers cardboard, and
(Photo by Desiree Finhert)
works for the cafeteria stocking about 500 a walk-in refrigerator. All of the products are
1981, the City of Kitchener,
before the Region of Waterloo took
Styrofoam cups. The wet and dry waste would then be shipped to the Materials Recovery Facility where it would be converted into Wet-Dry recycling. To date, Guelph’s diversion rate sits at 38 per cent, one of the high-
However, the Region of Waterloo is not trailing Guelph by much.
00 per cent participawould be expected from 1
won’t work," said
of the blue box. To this day, the
Arsenault. “It’s that
region continues to recycle and
with taxpayers' money.”
the top five in the
province, Waterloo Region
The Region of Waterloo
such as Toronto and
Guelph, the region has been approved for a long-term landfill. The term, lasting for 20 to 30 years, is seen as being cost-effective to residents and is saving taxpayers' money. Jon Arsenault, manager of engineering and programs for the region, said Kitchener has one of lowest
tonne of waste
in the region.
“Each municipality must deal with their
own waste and
ing to provide the service," said Arsenault.
Wet Waste Diversion program
have a significant
1 feel there is no need to find any alternatives.” If the new system was to be
Depending on the Wet-Dry system may or
the near future. results, a
41 per cent diversion rate.
ing about rolling out a Pilot Scale
diversion rate and
est rates in the province.
could cost millions
of dollars. In order to work suc-
able to produce minimal tonnes of
1989, Guelph started a Wet-
Wet waste was
over waste management, was
in the area.
having no Wet-Dry system and still maintaining its initial focus, the
not be implemented.
The Ministry of Environment wants to set a new policy by 2008. The ministry would like to see the region sitting
60 per cent waste
in reality, there is
a lack of funding to build such an infrastructure.
“I’d like to applaud the ministry,
but their timing
off and they are
For many years the region of Waterloo is not expected to make any immediate changes to
However, the possibility of the Wet- Dry system is there, but no decisions will be made for years to come. system.
Christmas <x>mes early
Want to promote your upcoming event in Spoke?
for the By TI M
Santa Claus Parade
The Santa Claus Parade will still be coming to town this year after the Grinch almost stole Christmas.
The Twin City Jaycees,
Lions Club, said they were happy to get involved.
year that they would
happen this year,” he said, but remained sparse on the details until he meets with the Jaycees to diswill
cuss the particulars.
Burek announced this week that exchange of information,
looking good, and
ing. like a
He sure the parade
because of their financial and man“It’s
Club was chosen over the
other groups to lead the
said the Jaycees will assist the
Lions with putting on parade, but
be for the
The parade, which typically costs between $15,000 and $20,000 and has 40 to 70 floats, will be held on Nov. 20.
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Charlie Davis, president of the
which has been active in the community for more than 40 years. Steve Burek, spokesman for the Jaycees, said it was a difficult decision to make, but one they were
be unable to run the annual event
Fortunately, two weeks ago the Lions Club of Kitchener stepped forward, along with about five
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Enjoy a colossal holiday FOR JUST PENNIES Experience the wonders of Rome without breaking the bank By JENNIFER
daunting from the top,
knew it and there bottom before my efforts were greatly rewarded. As 1 examined my surroundings. I was in one of the most realized I
Legend has your back Fountain,
it. if you stand with Rome’s famous Trevi
wish and throw a
coin over your shoulder into the rippling water, you are sure to
racehorses crossing the finish line,
but their focus
anywhere but on
survived the crossing,
one of the most beautiful things about this elegant fountain is admission is free. Throughout my travels, discovered for less than one cent it was possible to spend an exciting day ets,
each other to the death. Some of the spectators may have been splattered with blood as the triumphant
plunged his rusty sword into man one last time. conjured up images of what the
glee as gladiators brutally fought
was pouring out of my body. With the legendary amphitheatre less than 20 metres before me, my imagination was spinning, envisioning myself standing in this same place centuries ago. I probably would have heard cheers of
unbearable and sweat
For destitute students backpackwith nothing
backs and the change
ing across Europe,
return to the Eternal City.
more than the clothes on
was refreshed and ready
For the rest of the walk, I was mesmerized by the colossal building looming in the distance. It was even larger and more spectacular than had imagined. Although the walk was not far. it had took much longer than
not only drive as aggressively as
Venezia. In the distance
before you cross the
ward making my way through swarms of tourists in Piazza
new meaning both ways street. Romans
gives a whole
enough time for me to hope the legend was true. While travelling through the nar-
row, antiquated brick streets in the
as he uneasily
lowly slave or prisoner, forced into of violence, was thinking
the stadium, cold metal chains rub-
across ancient monuments, magnif-
bing against his wrists and ankles,
and breathtaking architecture, and the only cost I incurred in enjoying these wonders
was photo-finishing fees when I returned to Canada. Of course, that is, unless you fall
vendors, selling everything from
The Colosseum the
world: the Spanish Steps.
and numerous planters
gazed around, the diversity
photos would make. (
The Schorn Family
300 Great Ranton Bvld
around me began to feel the
meeting place to
reunite with old friends.
when in Romans do.
the roadside. Regardless, the cool
smoothly down my and with the Colosseum in
budget, the best option was to take
With a high around 40 C, began to feel like I was walking through a sea of boiling water. However, with the Colosseum, the day’s final destination in mind, I continued for-
pricey cameras; and
near the giant amphitheatre.
thought: getting water.
pole sticking out of a brick wall on
hands and cross several lanes of speeding traffic to get to a public water fountain,
make sense of
you would like to splurge land go into the Colosseum, it is open from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the summer. Admission is $20. I fondly remembered my days in Italy after returning home. Fortunately for me, the legend of
August heat began to take its toll as my day of wandering wore on. My mind became consumed with one
was looking down
rowdy children under control; North American tourists trying to
ing no effort to hide the fact
astounded me: there were young Italian parents, speaking quickly in their
that is a
body. “Bellisimo,” he said,
of the people that gathered there
their native tongue, trying to
The sweaty gladiator, who (exuded an aroma of body odour, put his hands around my waist and pulled me
budget out the window, thinking about (what a great souvenir the
over-flowing pink azaleas.
“Only 10 euros.” To be honest,
which actually looks like powerful sea-god Neptune as the lead actor and two tritons by his side in the supporting roles, is one of the most famous staircases in the the steps
you have your
picture taken with me,” he
a giant marble stage with the
Making your way down
said with a strong accent.
can be a challenge, as it is tricky to weave through the congregation of tourists, their free-roaming dogs
over-priced food and water, to phony
Within the same vicinity of the
victim to one of the countless street
Louis Vuitton handbags and fake diamond-encrusted Cartier watches.
the last likely
A perspiring Italian, dressed in a polyester gladiator costume and wielding a wooden sword, quickly
vendor with a truck
Venturing across any road
Spoke can now be read
once saw the “fountain” wished had doled out the cash for I
But, in order to stay within
bottled water; the structure
nothing more than a brown metal
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The Atkins diet has been in use more than 30 years, but has
only recently enjoyed a surge in
somebody do something
can’t do for the rest of their
Bruce Schofield of Kitchener. Scofield says if you eat properly,
intake we’ll have
breathe good oxygen you will live
healthier and longer.
maintenance Scofield, which involves a person
and protein from foods meat, eggs and cheese. The
plenty of fat
system claims to change the body
half the sugar
and carbohydrates as similar
which follows an Atkins low-carb lifestyle.
and grocery stores
use Atkins friendly-labelled food to
supported and denounced Atkins’
have followed the fitness
Scofield, a fitness years,
in the military for
runs the Kitchener health cen-
more than .200 month and says more than half the people who talk to him who were on this plan say they services
Fitness Centre in Kitchener says he
would not recommend the Atkins diet program to anyone.
gained excessive weight back. “They weren’t able to maintain it
just too dra-
matic of a change," he said. vide energy and
thing that’s different.
lege’s radio station,
also the sta-
manager now. all
responsibilities as before, but
now he can make more
However, he also has
more meetings. that
can sign stuff
didn't sign before," Burley
Moving up he
in life is just the
what radio’s about. You
work, you get to a place and you try
and work up within
along the way,” the 46-year-old said.
But his new job only thing that
(Photo by Janet Morris)
Bruce Scofield, fitness manager of the Family Fitness Centre on Victoria Street, Kitchener, promotes lifestyle change, not a carbohydrate free diet, as the best way to lose weight.
look for college radio station
Music and image embraces
of the radio station,” said
A new computer
introduced Sept. 3 to the station, to make life a little easier.
diversity of students
new look and sound of
Conestoga College’s radio station. Mark Burley, station manager of
interview that a
said in a Sept.
slogan and a
that best represent the
"With computers, you can have everything done and ready to go and you just basically assign (the programming) in the scheduling software at a certain date and time, and everything changes,” said
students have been introduced this
So far, the reactions to new image have been
school year. the station’s positive.
Burley said. “Change
Second-year advertising student,
the station’s slogan, and the entire
Carrie Strauss, 22. was hired by
sound of the
station has also
changed, along with the way the station
their lifestyle to
and have a fitness assessment done
"In other words,
recommended people who
are concerned about their
next step in the evo-
body," he said.
students at the radio station, have been working to change the look and sound of CJIQ. “It’s just the
plan that suits them.
said that he
fuel source for energy.
Mark Burley, who gramming specialist
Burley, along with other staff and
At CJIQ. the station manager has a new face. But that’s not the only
healthy, said Scofield.
whereas protein rebuilds muscle tissue and allows your body to work as a system and uses fat as a
Times are changing at CJIQ 88.3 By DENISE
and increasing carbohydrates. "This is the time where old habits die hard,” he said. “You can lose all the fat you want but if you don't change what made you fat, you’re going to get fat again.” People just have to become better at reading labels, know what is in food and eat things they know are
a person has too store
you you move to a program, said
what you want
Scofield said carbohydrates pro-
much of them
are at the weight
to be at then
beginning to eat normally again
"Anything outside of not have my support.” he
the weight loss,
Studies over the years have both
years before that as a fitness nutri-
— Page 15
of carbohydrates and sugar, Atkins followers are allowed Instead
we have more
Atkins expert advises against famous diet By JANET MORRIS
more of a rock sound, although they will still play Usher and other new pop music. CJIQ can be found at FM 88.3. Anyone with suggestions can contact Burley at ext. 3662 or pop by to
his office in
as part of an
program her he said. She devel-
(Photo by Melissa Hancock)
oped and took part in the marketing studies done on how the radio sta-
Free CDs showing the new CJIQ logo were handed out annual Pond Party.
tion reflects the school.
about the work she did for CJIQ, said
“Diverse species. Diverse
Deborah Reyner, co-ordinator
of the advertising program, and she inspired and initiated the
program that gave her the opportunity to work on the riential learning
Mark Burley, CJIQ manager.
radio station project.
“My god said.
“Diverse species. Diverse music,”
Burley said. “She came to that
Strauss said the project wasn’t for
marks, she just wanted the work experience and wanted to see something happen
with the marketing
develop for a
produced by Music, were developed to give sam-
of some new songs that will be heard on CJIQ, he
plan started as a class
when by CJIQ
project and then I
She went through hundreds of designs before coming up with
(left), and Cale hang out with station manager Mark Burley at the School’s radio station on Sept. 10.
Third-year broadcasting students Jesse Parent
logo to reflect that diversity.
black and white.
new image of CJIQ,
Conestoga is a diverse school and he wants the music played on CJIQ and the new Burley
more of than
old fart like me.”
the final product.
(Photo by Denise Muller)
Burley said the new logo can be found in the back of the student handbooks provided by Conestoga Students Inc. at the beginning of the school year. It can also be found on the cases of the CDs that CJIQ handed out at the annual
class project last school year. “I
“She’s just so passionate.”
the college bookstore,
Burley said. They are available in
(Photo by Melissa Hancock)
dent Carrie Strauss, 22, says she is excited about CJIQ’s
“After taxes, the T-shirts are about $25,” he said. "The first order is almost sold out and we’re going to have to get in some more.” Burley said he is very excited about CJIQ’s new image and he thinks the students are as well. “It really is
“It’s exciting to finally
— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
Enrich your Sign up
ing skills outside of the structured
creative. Visual arts
at the college,
“The teaching style at the gallery differs from the college because our instructors do not necessarily
Conestoga College students have
provide a somewhat
1754 Old Mill Rd.
classes range in price
$125 for the
four- week introduc-
tion to acrylics course, to
What energy! Be creative with You are seen as decisive but
Listen to your
to take a risk.
Old and new far
a variety of visual art courses in
college has had a partnership
with the gallery for
part in an assortment of continuing
sculpture and casting, to acrylics
Erlendson, education co-ordinator
and programmer for the Homer Watson House and Gallery. Inexperienced artists are wel-
to enrol in a
The conflict in your life can become draining if you let it
recommends visual many reasons.
arts classes for
the six-week adult sculpture pro-
of the courses have already
begun, so students
ested should enrol immediately.
For more information on the
ences and use a different side of
courses, contact the gallery at 748-
taking art classes.
and memory work.
register or for fee
information, contact the college’s
express themselves and be more
continuing education department
Create win-win solutions.
a historical art gallery.
friends are never
away. If you need help, ask.
the rare opportunity to participate
September 23 October 22
ed near the college’s at
another side of yourself.”
use the formal teaching-certificate
Week of Sept.
of the college’s continuing education classes
Walking down the tranquil wooded path to the Homer Watson House and Gallery’s quaint garden studio is like taking a step back in In
Scorpio October 23-
present to people; no
fooling anyone and you'll hurt
Accidents happen, act with speed and urgency to correct them regardless of the sticky situation.
yourself more in the end. Think
or an Aries.
glazed over eyes.
or watercolour for
beginners and pastel drawing.
Novices should not be apprehenup, said sive about signing
November 22 December 21
“The introductory classes are just They are starting points for students with no experience in a particular medium who want to learn something new.” For the more advanced student, that.
even the smallest of contribu-
your wallet; you
This time you will finish
Achievements are never easy for you. Acknowledge and reward
Last spring’s adult sculpture course was particularly popular among the student body, according to Erlendson. “Casting techniques would be a
Cancer June 22
programs have also been successful
be serious even
in the past.
always dreamed of taking a watercolour course. Others may be seek-
Take your active personality and
Several of the gallery’s other art
nice alternative for those looking to
may need cash Be enthusiastic
not your forte right best to take
and energetic and you
(Photo by Jennifer Qcmston)
Conestoga College offers a variety of visual nearby Homer Watson House and Gallery.
arts courses, held at
the time to
involved and take ownership of
you approach ears.
and no one will your thunder. Check your ego at the door though. steal
You need- to be challenged to keep motivated. Requesting and offering feedback will bring unexpected success. Don't dodge
water evaporate. Demonstrate
a "can do" attitude
August 23 September 22
January 20 February 18
will liberate you.
your way. You can alleviate stress with constructive alternatives. Try something out of the ordinary
calmly with open
patient, the truth will
an unspoken con-
people with dignity and respect.
ing sea of wacky antics. Get
Pisces February 19
well do you
know your friends? Some one very close needs guidance. Communicate clearly and honestly to give them the best help. really
a 2nd-year journalism
student in tune with the universe. (Photo by Jennifer Qrmstcn) Pottery students are sure to find artistic inspiration in the Homer Watson House and Gallery’s newly renovated, century-old pottery studio, called the Coach House. The four-acre property is close to the
Doon campus, on Old
Will the Patriots
back Brian Westbrook.
The Green Bay Packers let a fourth-and-26 stand on defence slip through their grasp and cost
ended and the National Football League season is underway. To many people across North America the NFL season is one of the most thrilling times of has
Going into the season many teams have Super Bowl expecta-
and create a
but there in
Manning, who threw four interceptions in last season’s Conference Championship game, must finally prove he can win the big game. Improving wide receiver Reggie
will look to take advantage
of the double covering of pro bowl
This season holds big expectations for the Chris
may have finally
a pro bowl season after
recovering from his
2001 season-ending knee surgery.
former franchise running back Eddie George over the off-season lost
hope second-year back
champion Antowain Smith can both carry the load George once did. The Titans will head into the season led by quarterback and co-MVP, Steve McNair. On defence, Kevin Carter and Albert Haynesworth can slow any team's rushing attack and Samari Rolle and Andre Dyson in
wide receiver Marvin Harrison and pro bowl quarterback.
playoffs, but that
create a solid second option for the
Colts running game. Edgerrin James
One of the final favourites make some noise in the AFC is
Kansas City Chiefs. Last season, led by running back Priest Holmes, quarterback Trent Green and one of the best offensive lines in the
the Chiefs provided a high-pow-
ered offence that allowed them to finish
13-3 in the regular season.
but didn’t the
New England manage
The Chiefs are hoping the problem was corrected with the departure of former defensive coordinator Greg Robinson in favour of former Chiefs head coach Gunther Cunningham. Last season’s NFC Conference champions, the Carolina Panthers, may have finished just short of a Lombardi Trophy victory, but can still contend. The Panthers added to their league-leading defence by drafting 21 -year-old cornerback Chris Gamble of Ohio State. Offensively Carolina has two solid options at running back in Stephen Davis and Deshaun Foster and quarterback Jake Delhomme hopes
to continue his
,435 rushing yards from last year and Matt Hasselbeck will attempt
Eagles, made a huge improvement by adding Terrell Owens to their receiving core, but by doing so they lost pass defenders Troy Vincent to the Buffalo Bills and -Bobby Taylor to Seattle, two of their main defensive specialists. Pro bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb may have no problem throwing the ball this year, but
with the departure of Duce Staley to
Pittsburgh and losing Correll
Buckhalter to injury for the second year in a row.
himself carrying the ball as as
among NFL Other
regular season kicked-
off on Sept. 9 and will conclude on
17, Jan. 2,
on Jan. 2005 with wild card weekend, and will finish on Feb. 6, 2005 at in Bowl XXXIX Super 8,
environment and to do some your new community.
Student Services to talk about adjusting to your problem solving about getting involved in your college and in
from Student Services our website htto://www. conestoaac.on. ca/lsp/stserv/index.isp
happenings on campus. with a counsellor
classmates, faculty, roommates and other peers. Perhaps you’ll get involved in intramural activities at the Recreation Centre and clubs and events through the student government. Read Spoke, your school newspaper, to familiarize yourself with
You can meet
Louis Rams, and Jaguars and Washington Redskins may provide surprise numbers to sneak into the
season include the Baltimore
may be tempered by homesickness and community. Slowly, you’ll get to know some of your
new freedom and
missing your family, friends
expectations going into the 2004
have dinner?” and to say
Many of you are here from out of town; some are living away from home for the first time. What a change! There’s no one to report to about what you are doing and when. Curfew - what’s a curfew? There is also no one to ask, “How was your day?” “What time would you
was an inexperi-
enced Seahawks team. Now, with every key member returning, the Seahawks will look to avenge the overtime heartbreaker. Shaun Alexander will look to better his
Seahawks may have overtime to Green Bay in the wild card round of last season’s
AFC conference final-
hoping they won't come up a game so,
allow the Minnesota Vikings to
pounce on the
short again this year. In order to
left in his
ing a trade, inexperience on defence
plenty of competition
Mike McKenzie holding out and demand-
drive, but with cornerback
27th ranked rushing
poised for one more Super Bowl
Antowain Smith, who fled to Tennessee, and should easily better last year’s
chances of repeating, the Patriots have added one of the most dominating running backs of the past seven years. Corey Dillon. The former Cincinnati Bengal is a huge upgrade over departing back
and running back Ahman Green, the Packers boast the best run-
dynasty by winning three of the past four
are attempting to, again, silence the rest
Conference finals, but this year they have 20 of 22 starters returning and hope to have another run at the playoffs. With the most ver-
tions, but the
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— SPOKE, September 20, 2004
Exhibition Coach believes
by one run
not a big deal as long
as the players improve throughout the season By KATE BATTLER
ished third in the province
winning bronze at Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championship after going 4 and 2 on the season. Coach Jeff Desrusisseau believes this year’s team will improve on last year’s last year,
of a two-
part series on varsity teams.)
The Conestoga College women’s fastball team and men’s rugby team are well tryouts, with underway, and exhibition practices
the first w'eek of
The women’s fastball team coming off a disappointing 2 and 8 season but Coach Fawn Day believes the team is
always hard to
who have come
helped to off-set the lose of a uated.
more than make
for the ones that
offs but after that
With only two returning this year, Melinda Wilson and Karen Cardwell, the team is in a building year but still has a good outlook. players
says the team’s goal
though because we don’t has,” says Day.
Desrusisseau says the players will
w'hat the competition
couple key players that grad-
they w'ere last year.
The Condor’s had an bition
Laurier University on Sept. 9
make sure to
players are strong
compete at Fawn Day,
women ’s fastball coach Day run
believes losing by one not a big deal as long
some game practice in first game of the
the players improve throughout the season.
improve then I’m not going to worry about wins and losses.” Day says the team will go with 14 girls from the 20 that have come to try out. "We want to make sure that the players are strong enough to compete at this level.” The fastball team plays Mohawk College next here on campus on Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. The men’s rugby team fin-
“If their skill sets
good eye-opener for the team and show's them what they need to work on as a
says, the players know'
they need to do. “After two practices and an
we’re on pace to do some
good things this year.” The rugby team plays at Fleming next in Lindsay on Sept. 25.
(Photo by Kate Battler)
Third-year veteran Mike Parkhill runs the exhibition
against Wilfrid Laurier on Sept.
(Photo by Kate Battlerk
Rookie Brian Crisman stretches
for the ball
during a throw-in against
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®CAA slashes men’s varsity hockey program By
took the helm just
“The coaches did time in 37 years students will not have the opportunity For the
men’s varsity hockey
The Ontario Colleges
Cressman agreed and added the team had a lot of returning players who were excited about playing again this season. “I really believe
decision to discontinue the league
nucleus of players
the beginning of April
two of the
announced they did not have enough money to support a team. After the announcement was made two more teams left the league due to a lack of competition.
In the end, the
were able and willing to play were
Conestoga Condors and the
Conestoga College's director of athletics,
at the college.
“Students, faculty all
been asking said
and alumni have the program has “It’s
because of financial reasons.”
$60,000 to $100,000 to run a varsity hockey program. Conestoga’s costs were It
than other colleges
because the college owns and operates its
we had a good who would have
in and helped strengthen the program to a point where we could have won an OCAA championship,” said Cressman, who has
accepted the position of head coach
A Cambridge Hornets. The Condors have not won an OCAA championship since the for the Triple
1993-94 season. Last year the team placed
the six-team league with a 2-10-2
recruiting this season,” said Ford.
Ford said she felt Conestoga would have had a strong team this year because of an extensive recruiting drive led by Condors head coach David Cressman, who
They missed had some
Conestoga College’s recreation centre
season. The league was cancelled by the
throughout the year, notably the
performance of Brent MacDermid and Scott Bradley. Both players were tied for fifth in the leaguescoring race at the end of the season with 27 points each. Bradley will be playing for Fredonia State University’s Blue
again,” said Foster during a noon-
Devils this season, a division three
things were looking really positive.”
Other former players are also looking for places to play this season.
of the six
re-forming a league.
liked to play here
Athletics league or another league
offered by the college.
of a following here and
would take two
to five years
would have been too
when we couldthem when we were
after a survey
sent out to Ontario colleges indi-
going to be in a league,” said Ford. Ford said there are no other varsi-
cated there was no interest from
and athletes out
other varsity sports
soccer team and our rugby team,”
more fan support
there isn’t any hockey.
going to be strange not
seeing the guys out there playing
on Wednesday night.”
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(Photo by Kate Battler)
Fastball off to a running start one of only two returning players to the women’s team, runs a first-base time trial while assistant coach Rick Proud (not shown) takes down the times.
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said Ford, adding she hopes these
a couple of years. This
the United States, but decided
Conestoga colleges talked about running a two-team league hoping schools
danger of being cut
Condors for the last three seasons and was planning to return for one more, is hoping to play with a Junior C team this season.
to financial reasons.
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— SPOKE, September 20 2004
Forward Shane Doan (above) buries the puck behind Finnish
Canada a 3-2 lead early in the Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Martin Brodeur and Team Canada celebrate their victory.
goalie Miikka Kiprusoff to give third period. Right,
Canada unstoppable By JON
Canada Centre in Toronto. Canada forward Shane
once again hoisting an international hockey trophy, thanks is
to a 3-2 victory over
Finland in the
World Cup of Hockey 2004 tournament held Sept. 14 at the Air
outscoring their opponents
minute of the
third period to put the
ahead of their Finnish opposition. The Canadians dominated the tournament, going 6-0 while
Canada’s goalies were outstanding. Starting goaltender Martin Brodeur allowed only three goals in his first four tournament games. Brodeur scratched himself from the lineup for the semifinal
World Cup win against
Czech Republic Luongo when
favour of Roberto sprained
wrist wouldn’t allow
morning skate before the game. However, Brodeur was back and ready for the final, stopping 27 of 29 shots on net. to participate during the
did a stellar job taking
in the semifinal, as
overtime victory, icing out a 4-3 nail-bitter.
Team Canada forward Vincent Lecavalier shot the puck from a horrible angle into the top
the net at 3:15 of the first overtime
with two goals
and five Canada’s six games. The Finnish goalie Miikka Kiprusoff continued his NHL suc-
At this price,
cess in the tournament. Kiprusoff lead
whenever she wants. You sissy.
Calgary Flames to the
finals. In the tourna-
ment, he was unbeaten five
in his first
(4-0-1) before losing in
The Fins got to the finals by sneaking past the U.S. 2-1 in their semifinal game.
The leading scorer for the tournament was Sweden forward Fredrick Modin, who notched four goals for eight points, in Sweden’s four games. Sweden was eliminated in their quarter-final
Czech Republic, 6-1. There were some distractions in the tournament including Team USA coach Ron Wilson scratching forward Brett Hull against the
The U.S. didn’t need Hull for that game as forwards Keith Tkachuk, Mike being
late for practice.
Madano and up,
Bill Guerin stepped combining for a total of
points in their 5-3 victory.
Also, Team Finland defenceman Janne Niinimaa quit his team on Sept. 6 after arguing with the
The World Cup of Hockey was named the Canada Cup when it started in 1976, but it was changed in 1996. The tournament came to be after fans showed heavy interest in the 1972 Summit Series. Forward Joe Sakic, defencemen Scott Adam Foote and originally
Niedermayer, and goalie Martin Brodeur are the only four players back from Canada’s 1996 roster. Also, Ed Jovanovski was selected as an alternate but did not play in
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