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Conestoga says

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make

Feature

to avoid the

Freshman

to

and parking services.

9

2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

— No. 18

Deficit

drops to

$500,000 from $1 .4m By DESIREE FINHERT

lot better

now

than they did then,”

said Tibbits.

A

reduced deficit will mean no

teacher layoffs.

At a board of governors’ meeting 27, John Tibbits, college president, said, “The $ 1.4-million deficit is now somewhere, and I don’t want to sound flippant, around $500,000.” The $ 1.4-milSept.

lion figure

was

the projected deficit

as of June 27.

“We

have to lay anyone

will not

The college was able $40,000

at a

to

another $40,000 was anonymously donated.

Conestoga deficit

is also running a because the Liberal govern-

ment froze tuition for two years and only reimbursed colleges for a portion of the increase they would have received if there hadn’t been a freeze. “It seems quite clear that

government

off,” said Tibbits, referring to full-

the

time teachers.

tuition freeze,” said Tibbits.

Some have

part-time teachers did not

their contracts

some

full-time staff

renewed and were offered

way

raise

golf tournament and

will

raise

the

coming out.” The board would like to

are signals

finalize a

“Certainly, our goal at the end of

task force report on post-secondary

few months, but end up with a

Sign theft a problem

one has made a decision, but there

five-year business plan in the next

money.

Veteran Melinda Wilson hits the ball late in the game but the Condors were unable to mount a comeback against the Durham Lords on Sept. 28. The Lords won 4-0 but Conestoga held strong, only allowing runners on base in the first two innings.

“No

to save

early retirement as a

(Photo by Kate Battler)

Right off the bat

is

By NICOLE DEAK

waiting for the

The college has purchased six news signs, and, to date, five have been put up in areas where the old

not include an increase in funding

Humber

signs were stolen.

for colleges.

followed by discussions with heads

to

is

anced budget.

bal-

don’t think

I

will,” said Tibbits.

“By

we

the end of

October we should have a definitive statement.”

The

college’s original $4-million

deficit is a result

government’s

of the provincial

May

budget that did

Specifically, the deficit is a result

of no increase ing,

in per-student

no funding

fund-

for recently negoti-

ated teacher and support staff contracts,

chronic under funding and

the lateness of the budget. “It took

us a while to figure out what happened,” said Tibbits.

On

June 27, the board reduced the deficit from $4 million to $3.1

The new budget included

million.

revenue

increase

based

enrollment increase of

However,

this

1

.5

on

a

an

per cent.

enrollment

fall,

increased 4.3 per cent.

The college also delayed program starts, reduced class hours

1

of

College.

Its

release will be

post-secondary

including dents

at a

Oct.

29

institutions,

considering

we were

sitting

on a

$3-million deficit,” said Tibbits. But, with the recent deficit decreasing, Tibbits said there are a

number of

issues that

make

the

University Heights purchase worth a second look.

“The

financial equations look a

emergency

response team noticed a safe area sign missing from

its

designated

area.

Safe area signs designate an area

where students with

disabilities

such as a

fire

ing a fire

or

There will also be meetings with the public. One will be in Kitchener- Waterloo on Nov. 25 from 7 to 9 p.m. Seven representatives from the college will attend including members from the union, faculty, board and student body. The format of the meeting and the location are still being decided. In other business, the board wel-

response team area and

bomb

threat or dur-

drill.

A member

Waterloo.

is

of the emergency is

assigned to a safe

required to safely escort

students with disabilities out of the building.

Lome

Godin,

of

physical

resources, said without these signs,

comed

students and staff won’t know where to go. “With these signs missing, it could mean severe consequences for handicapped students,” said

are:

Godin.

Hospital, rich for our blood

the

meeting to be held on the University of

at

Waterloo. little

fire drill

member of

should go during an emergency,

and backed out of a deal to purchase University Heights in

was a

21, a

Ontario college presi-

four new members. They Marion Bramwell, executive vice-president and chief nursing executive at St. Mary’s General

“It

During a

held on Sept.

education headed by former premier Bob Rae. “I think we should wait for the Rae commission,” said Tibbits. The commission is expected to release its review in January 2005. On Oct. Rae was expected to release a discussion paper at

the year

in

Kitchener;

Barrett, vice-president

turing

quality

Peter

of manufac-

control

at

Toyota

Motor Manufacturing Canada

Inc.,

Cambridge; Rick Brunet, vicepresident and chief financial officer of Manulife Financial, in Waterloo; and Carol Leaman, chief executive officer of RSS Solutions, in

in

Waterloo.

“People are told to go to these areas and if they don’t see the sign, they

may

leave.”

There are five designated safe areas in the school, one in each wing. Godin said stealing these signs may be a joke to some students, but it’s not funny for handicapped students. “It’s not a joke if somebody is severely injured or even dies,” said Godin.

(Photo by Nicole Deak)

Lome Godin

resources replaces a safe area sign that was stolen. Five signs have gone missing to date. of physical

Al Hunter, chief of security and

abouts of the missing signs or

parking services, said there can be

of anyone stealing these signs.

severe consequences for students

“Students could be charged with theft,

possession of stolen property,

or they can be dealt with under the

student code

“We

if

they are caught taking these signs.

of conduct,” said

said theft.

know

don’t view theft as a prank,”

Hunter.

We

“We view

don’t see the

theft

humour

as in

it.

He

said

themselves

students at

risk

are

putting

when

stealing

Hunter. “The course of action can

these signs and expulsion from the

be anywhere from a reprimand to

college will result in students put-

expulsion from the college.”

ting their career at risk.

Students are encouraged to go to security if they

know

the where-

“We see this as being pretty ous and pretty callous.”

seri-


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— SPOKE, October

4,

News

2004

Imaginus poster sale short but sweet

Now deep thoughts ...with Conestoga College 'Random questions answered 6y random students

i

For two days the Sanctuary

What’s your worst Halloween

By JASON

SONSER

said,

all

his

was a wonderland

quotes.

It

was so

funny.”

experience?

The Imaginus poster sale left as it came this semester,

chased

way home big

all

the

while holding

bags of candy.”

Rob Johnston, First-year integrated

offering a variety of posters to stu-

was mainly looking

Conestoga College. Occupying the Sanctuary on Sept. 23 and 24, the sale gave students the opportunity to browse through a selection of posters including ones featuring movies, bands and even artwork.

He

at

technologies

sweet,”

with

about

being the black and white

said

it

the

his

movie posters

was

sale

posters

the

being

was kind of glad up there,” Hayes

to see actual

said. “They art had a nice, big poster of Van Gogh’s Starry Night or whatever. I thought that was really neat, that they have both sides of it, you know, they have Lord of the Rings

art.”

Hayes said he thought some of the posters being sold were a little overpriced.

“But,

generally

especially

as

movie

posters

posters,

go,

they’re

generally around those prices.”

Tristan Small, a second-year accounting student, said he would

have liked

see

to

posters and less that

more

specialty

common

you could find

in

posters

any other

store.

Imaginus

will

be visiting the col-

lege again on Jan.

1 1,

2005.

thing

of the

Rings posters as well as actual

it

art.”

Alex Hayes,

Melissa Darling, First-year recreation

some of

posters as well as actual

for sale.

“They have Lord

I

“I

“pretty

favourite

for art posters.

also said he liked

photography

Brent Smith, a first-year architecdent,

mechan-

offered.

ture construction engineering stu-

advanced manufacturing

“My nephew tried to light my costume on fire while had on.”

first-year

engineering student, said he

ical

dents

“Getting

Alex Hayes, a

quickly as

of posters

First-year mechanical

and engineering student

leisure

Cameron,

Stefan

a

first-year

information technology student, said he went to the sale because he couldn’t find any poster stores

“Dropping

my whole

bag of candy

in

a

puddle.” Jeff Emrich,

Second-year business management

around.

When

asked for a way he thought could be improved. Cameron said he would suggest to “have it outside of class time.” Ian Strahan, a third-year woodworking technology student, said he liked the variety of posters offered by Imaginus, but said they could always use more the

sale

posters.

Jen Marry, a first-year accounting student, said she liked the poster

“When was a I

kid,

poisonous candy.

I

I

was

because of the dark atmos-

phere in the Sanctuary and students for-

tunate enough to smell Phil

sale

got a

could freely go

in

and look

at

(Photo by Brent Gerhart)

everything.

it.”

“I love the

Kubassek,

Marry

First-year

said.

George Bush

poster,”

"There’s a

comedy

poster of what George

Jeremy Bingeman, an electrical engineering technician student, acts shocked as he stands beside a poster of Madonna and Britney Spears at the MTV video music awards.

Bush has

mechanical engineering design and analysis

“Getting

my bag

by older

kids.”

stolen

Eric Wright,

First-year integrated

advanced manufacturing technologies

“Some crazy bring

me

in

lady tried to

her house."

Tank Handsaeme, Second-year business

management

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

An unscheduled break Conestoga College students

Smite Conestoga, you could 6e our neyt respondent!

Sept. 21

.

The

building

problems were noted

Doon campus

wait outside the main building during a fire drill on approximately five minutes, which was the goal. However, two one safe area sign was missing and several doors were propped open. at the

was cleared

in


News

SPOKE, October

By BENJAMIN

RICHMOND

Although the parking

lots at the

college are sold out. students on the

waiting

were sold out during the

3.

first

and

week

and they decide

permit, that type of thing.” Hence,

responsibility

monitors the lots to see which ones may be able to sustain additional parking. There are 3,300 parking spaces on campus and

people can return their permits for

for

a refund, and those permits are then

Enforcement Officer Russell, who did not want to give her first name, said she has issued between 100 and 150 tickets a day. “No permits. That’s what we ticket for. If they have a permit and it’s not displayed, then we also give them a

rity

and parking services, said the lots nearest to the most populated programs tend to sell out

are parking spaces because every

parking

student isn’t at the college at the

same

first

some

know

12)

comfortably handle it. and that way we’ll be able to accommodate our because

day.”

located

the

in

security

office

in

Room

2BI0-6. Hunter said he has been able to provide a permit to everyone on the list for the past six years he has been in charge of parking services.

morning for that particular lot." Hunter said it’s not out of the ordinary to see this bulge rate at the

beginning of the school year. However, without exception, he

"In

my

experience,

in

the first

few weeks of school a number of

the past, the college has

students

all stu-

come

in

who

anyone and are new

dents with permits within a couple

don’t

know

to the area.

friends quickly

to car pool, share a

pro-rated and resold to the people

on the waiting list. Annual permits are priced at $240 and semester permits are $120. The prices of the permits are determined by a group at (he college and approved at an executive committee level. This group bases the price on the costs associated with the improvement and expan-

time bylaw enforcement officer on

Hunter’s

The college doesn’t

MURPHY

homestay.

Housing arrangements

are also organized

if

the student

Imagine yourself in a foreign country, your family and friends

needs them.

thousands of miles away.

environment, where they with a Canadian family.

A warm welcome is probably something you would be hoping for. and the International Education office at Conestoga College is try-

Some

students chose a homestay

move

in

and help orient

ing to provide just that.

Samantha Murray, manager and

them

give

lot 12 was constructed and included such costs as paving, installation of curbs and drainage, parking control mechanisms and safety lights. After the

was

lot

finished,

each

parking

space worked out to cost about $

1

,

000

who

decide to park on

campus without

a permil

be

will

charged with a private property parking infraction. There is a full-

year's

this

orientation

was very

missing

permits,

places such as in fire on the grass, at the end of the aisles, in reserved handicapped spaces and at unpaid meters. Each car parked in defiance of the reguillegal

routes,

is

which

issued

paid

is

a

to

$15 the

ticket,

City

of

on the same as getting one

Therefore, is

getting

a

ticket

CN

games, the Jacob's Farmers Market,

baseball St.

Angelina Gorni, housing adviser and activities officer, said students are offered a wide variety of activ-

Paramount Canada’s Wonderland and other destinations in Ontario,

them outside

the

take

them shopping, and them to the communi-

She said the often

take

activities,

students

to

is

which

Niagara

disobeys the parking regulations

on campus, security services may be forced to take further action. "If find

somebody who was

a

problem, we may tow them from the property.” habitual

Russell said parking will

become

venient

for

students,

especially

from out of town. The security staff spends a lot of time on issues related to parking because it impacts such a large number of students and faculty on a daily basis. Hunter said parking is one of their most important the ones

duties. is

a fairly orderly

system, parking can inconvenience.”

become

a real

who are home during holidays. do come at a cost to stu-

for students in residence

unable to go

The

trips

dents, to cover entrance fees and

The events are open both Waterloo and Doon campus

are “a very big success.”

transportation.

Gorni said the purpose is to help them meet other students and make

to

“When

students

come

here, they

mostly for fun," said Gorni. International

students interested in going

can drop by the office Education located on the ground floor of the

on

the

trips

International

often feel isolated.” “It’s

students.

Any

friends.

The

it,”

warm welcome

Falls,

take

best not to ignore

"Unless there

Kitchener.

campus

it’s

Hunter said. He added if someone continually

Next year the college plans to permits online. This will make purchasing them more con-

Tower,

that

(a ticket),

sell

officer

Russell also looks for cars parked in

have to deal with the

consequences when they go to renew their license or validate their stickers. “If a student receives one

Education

office also organizes social events

Student Client Services Building

on the Doon campus.

housing adviser and activities

busy.

“Orientation was very successful,”

on

ticket will

of a problem once people on the waiting list get permits.

in this office.”

possible. "There’s a lot that goes

she said, noting that there usually one activity per month.

Angelina Gorni.

from

Aside

Kitchener. If the tick-

not paid, the person issued the

less

ticket.”

bylaw enforcement

lations

.

People

ty,”

international student adviser, said

them a

also

Russell.

Parking

last year,

help orient

the community.”

we

not displayed,

of permits.

“We

to

lots

Bylaw

they have a permit and

“If

ernment funding for maintenance of the parking lots. Thus, they need to get the money from the sale

ities

take them shopping

check the

to

infractions.

downtown

in

et is

we

get any gov-

city.

“We

is

primary

ticket.”

International students receive By TIM

whose

staff,

parking

it’s

sion of the lots.

the lot can

There are currently about 250 people on a waiting list for annual parking permits. The waiting list is

dents lined up as early as six in the

accommodate

I

students.”

1

to

in that lot.

additional parking there (Lot

"Lot 3, for example, sold out by lunch time of the first day ... stu-

been able

example, has said he has

"We'll probably be selling

chiefofsecurity

in

12, for

lot

306 spaces, and Hunter sold about 340 permits

Al Hunter,

said,

time.

Parking

the earliest.

are sold than there

to

— Page 3

a parking permit

They tend

more permits

out by lunch time of the

make

for

Each year, during the first couple of weeks of classes. Hunter’s secu-

of classes. A1 Hunter, chief of secu-

“Lot 13, for example, sold

list

of months.

rity staff

shouldn’t despair.

list

Permits went on sale Aug.

waiting

2004

Doon campus

Parking sold out at 250 people on

4,

officer

she said.

Education International works to make coming to Conestoga from a foreign country as uncomplicated as possible.

The

office

college

After the

has received

and approved an application from a the student must then secure a study permit before they

student,

Once they

arrive, they are

picked

no cost, and Conestoga or their

airport at

delivered to

Murray

own

as

family,”

said.

After the students have settled in, they are given English language testing, to

determine their proper

level of study.

can enter Canada.

up from the

"The family would take them an extension to their

The office has a staff of six employees who provide foreign students with the best experience

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Samantha and

Murray,

manager and

activities officer, said

Education

office.

international student adviser,

and Angelina Gorni, housing adviser

they always try to maintain an open door policy at the International

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— SPOKE, October

4,

Commentary

2004

need keep

Liberals to

auto insurance

promise Chalk up one more broken promise to Dalton McGuinty’s government, after he announced last week that although an auto insurance rate cut was coming, it wouldn’t Liberal

be as

much

as promised.

McGuinty assures taxpayers he has

a strong commitment to cutting auto insurance premiums, but he has yet to prove it to the public.

While campaigning last year, McGuinty promised an immeon auto insurance rates, and a significant cut in 90 days, but since then, thousands of drivers have seen rate increases rise by up to 62 per cent, according to the

diate freeze rates within

NDP. In fairness, the Liberals did introduce regulatory changes that lowered insurance for some by as much as 10.2 per cent. However, Sandra Martin of The National Post said in an online interview on Canada.com, what the government has done is not legislated cheaper insurance, but changed the rules on how insurance companies must run to make it cheaper for the companies to provide insurance. Some insurers were able to lower their costs by 10 per cent or more, but some companies found they couldn’t afford to lower rates. Martin said. Insurance subscribers to those companies that did approve cuts won't see any savings until renewal time. The 10.2 per cent decrease only comes from insurers who filed their new rates at the start of this year. Insurers who waited to the second quarter of this year to file new rates knocked rates down by an average of only 3.6 per cent. After being weighted for market share, the average rate of decline is only 7.3 per cent. Unfortunately, insurance companies still have a loophole they can squeeze through in the Liberal legislation, which allows them to raise rates if “the insurer believes that it is just and reasonable in the circumstances having regard to the insurer’s financial circumstances.” We would suggest to McGuinty that he keep track of how many promises he has made to the Ontario public, and how many ne has broken, because if he isn’t, the public is. To date, the Liberal government has failed to lower insurance rates, failed to freeze hydro rates, and failed to provide a balanced budget. Our suggestion to the Liberals is to work to adopt public

auto insurance in Ontario. The Consumer's Association of Canada says it delivers the lowest, fairest auto insurance rates for drivers across Canada. Public insurance rates in Quebec and British Columbia are both less than half that of the average private insurance rate here in Ontario, which is more than $2,500. McGuinty has two options in dealing with the auto insurance issue; he can make more empty promises and spout feel good fluff to the public, or he can introduce stronger legislation to lower insurance rates for good drivers. When it comes time for re-election in Ontario, will McGuinty’s Liberals be remembered for lies and hollow statements, or for reforming an auto insurance system in desperate need of change?

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would have to do it for everybody. Then there’s the randomly rude customer. I once had a guy tell me that in

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2004

— Page 5

Billiards table

Watson’s stage

is

By STEPH BAULK

“Sometimes

As billiards guru, Gerry Watson, began setting up his show in the. Sanctuary on Sept. 20, students gathered around to see how pros

it gets rough, but you have to persevere, try harder.” Students responded well, and most stuck around through Watson's hour and a half show, applauding his shots and laughing

play pool.

at his jokes.

Watson, three-time world champion, wowed the crowd with difficult shots and tricks only years of practice could accomplish. After Watson performed some of his own shots and tricks, he invited two members of the audience to take (Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)

Comedian James Cunningham searches troubled student on Sept. 22

cially

in

Comedian provides

game of pool. who won and

Watson put on doing

a

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

tips

throwing

on how

I

More

than 60 students gathered Sanctuary on Sept. 22 to get their hands on free cash and finanin the

advice

cial

from funny money and actor James

comedian Cunningham. Cunningham

travels

across

the

country doing his show Funny Money, which provides students with financial advice in a fun and humorous way, although he said his show's are more of a side job. "My main thing is acting and

comedy.”

Cunningham said he was inspired show Funny Money by audience members who approached him after a comedy to start his

routine he did about being broke.

“I am like Jesus or Mother Teresa, like I

to

teach people.”

James Cunningham, comedian me

"People would come to

with

and tragic stories about being broke so I thought well, hang-on, what if I could do afternoon shows where I teach people about money, but I make it interesting and funny,” he said. Cunningham has now been doing

show for four years across Canada and has won the Campus Lecture Award the past two years. He soon plans to begin doing shows in the United States. Cunningham said he loves the his

students

fact

they leam

actually

how

to

listen

manage

and their

money. a comedy show when people come up and 'Oh my gosh, that was so

nice

say,

funny,

that

was awesome.’ Here

people say. ‘That was so but

I

is

like

Watson started playing pool when he was 12 years old in his hometown of Cornwall, just out-

in

be

your studies,”

By

students are interested in pur-

chasing one of his videos or book they can go to

www.gerrywatson.com, where he gives a 25 per cent discount to students.

Watson said he pool players

play a better

that

Watson.

opposite.”

pool

he

said.

sport, but entertaining at schools,

one of the world and

game of pool,

but

you should bring

table.

girls,

is

in the

awesome

learned something,”' he said.

Cunningham

said

he

enjoys

safest that’s

what makes him so good. “If you’re not safe, you don’t make the shots,” he said. Watson said he likes coming to Conestoga to see the students, perform and teach them not only how to attitude

1

various

Watson has published a book, Big Pool Shots, and three videos. His most recent is Pool Academy, and he is soon to be coming out with a DVD.

Watson was 5 years old he was competing in various the time

other

what

to

the

“There’s a level of respect here the students show.” said

versity

“I

and

can go to a first rate uniit could be the exact

1

teach people," he said.

The comedian has been coming Conestoga College for three or now and said he always

to

four years

has a good time. “I love Conestoga, you guys rock

man.”

Cunningham

said if invited back

next year, he would be

glad to

return to the college.

The show began with a contest where students where asked to go on stage and convince the audience they were broke. The winner of the contest, determined by the audience’s applause, received $10 from Cunningham. Towards the end of the show Cunningham randomly selected three students from the audience for a chance to win $100. The students were asked to dance on stage and the student with the best dance moves, determined by

won

$100.

Courtney Wright, 18, said she enjoyed watching the students dance for money and learning about mutual funds. “I never thought you would be able to invest in mutual funds and make a million dollars by the time you retire. That was pretty cool,”

(Photo by Steph Baulk)

Gerry Watson impresses the crowd

in

the Sanctuary at Conestoga College on Sept. 20.

she said.

Wright said

this

was not

the first

time she has been entertained by

Cunningham.

“He came to my high school comedy act and he was good too.

for a

then

He’s funny and gives good

advice.”

Travis

Desouza, 20, said the

The Conestoga College United Way Campaign

show was entertaining and he would come back to watch it next

October 25

-

November

5,

2004

year.

“When I am done it's

billiards guru

and

I

the audience’s applause,

financial questions

to persevere, try harder.”

competitions around Canada. Watson has travelled all over the world, not only competing in the

to

a better pool player.

wasn’t a comedian or an would be a teacher. I am like Jesus or Mother Teresa, like to “If

actor

to

good show, not

tricks, but

jokes and giving

it

it

side of Ottawa.

“Remember guys and By

students

received a choice of

Watson’s book or video on how

just

Sometimes

several

play pool.

a financial lesson, and cash to go with

your

Gerry Watson,

Students

who competed

is like

gets rough, but you have

and com-

Watson then challenged in a

pool

studies.

students to compete and try to beat

him

College.

difficult shots

girls,

bases

101

If

“Remember guys and

pete for a small prize.

the audience for a finan-

the Sanctuary at Conestoga

some

army places.

“He taught me a lot about money to make a million dollars,”

WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOUI

and how he

said.

Those

interested

in

seeing

Cunningham perform again can visit www.yukyuks.com for show times and locations.

doing his show because he loves to

book based on

teach.

next year.

He

his act

also has a

coming out

u

CONESTOGA Connect

Life

and Learning

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United Way of

Canada


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— SPOKE, October

4,

News

2004

Saying goodbye to a beloved friend After six years of keeping

Conestoga

Hunter

safe, Al By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

is retiring

“It’s

man

For the past six years one

has lead the strong security team

He

and and to students of

committed to faculty and

the

He

Conestoga.

is

is fair

his job

Al Hunter, chief

of security and parking services. On Oct. 8, Conestoga will say

goodbye

man who

time to go,” said Hunter

58,

came

first

to

December

in

department.

1996.

He

then

where

you

would stack

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up

it

it

is

too eariy

in

else in the college system or

the semester to deal with procrastination, or are

I

;

;

To overcome 1

helpful

it

comes

is

quite

humble

do it alone,” Hunter said. whole department works

in

dealing with procrastination

planning. Effective planning

smaller steps which

Take breaks and

will

is

is

seem more manageable. Set a deadline for each Work with a friend. Be reasonable and

step.

build in rewards,

with your goals; perfectionism can get

in

realistic

move

Wiarton.

into their

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firm but gentle,

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mince

his words.

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When he explains

clear and to the point

is

without talking

down

to

people or

making them feel inferior. He is cop in every sense of the word. Hunter also has a

a

soft spot for the

When

inci-

quick to take the students’ side and he will do everyis

thing possible to help

ing

them work

them from the school.

“When we

lose a student because

of a breach in the code of conduct or any certain incident, a

failure,

not

a

I

see that as

success,”

said

Hunter.

Although you may not get very often, there

is

to see

also a playful

side to Hunter.

look and even inviting one out on a date.

Mullan. vice-president of finance and corporate performance.

all

visitors to

is

it

look like a

not easy.

He

students, faculty

Conestoga follow

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sionate right along with him.

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breeze. Hunter’s job

A Message from Student Services

If you stop by Hunter’s office it won’t take long to see just how much he enjoys his job and how important safety on campus is to him. He talks about safety and security with an undeniable passion and when you hear his hopes for the future of Conestoga’s security, you can’t help but feel pas-

in line. Hunter can relax and practice one of his favourite

has to ensure j

miss that interaction the

Although he will be missed. Hunter’s colleagues support his decision and wish him the best. “He is at the point where he

Although he makes

procrastinate! Talk to a counsellor.

j

tie. I’ll

most.”

An example of that was when he was a judge for CSI’s Mizz Oktoberfest pageant. “He made an absolutely excellent Mizz Oktoberfest judge,” said Judy Dusick, CSI general manager. Hunter’s comments consisted of complimenting each contestant’s

is

ing,” said Hunter.

the way. For further assistance, don’t

his

students and faculty. Their safety

was a dream that was 18 years in the making and after breaking ground in May, the house is finally built and ready for them to move in. Now, instead of watch-

a key to achieving goals. Divide larger' tasks into

various

it

in

managing your time and

for

office

together to ensure the safety of the

ing security cameras and keeping

essential element

(security)

the

to talking about his

people

An

action,” he said. “People stop into

out the problem instead of remov-

wife can

approaches.

faculty.

the inter-

done just that. However, Hunter

most important thing.” Like all good things, Hunter’s time at the college is coming to an end. He is retiring so he and his

first

is

dents happen he

the

need to recognize what avoidance technique you employ and whether you want to change it. Then you can try some procrastination, you

favourite thing

His number 1 goal was to make security an integral part of the college community and he feels he has

“The

j

“My

thing

students of Conestoga.

“I don’t

Avoiding or putting off work which needs to be done can come in many forms, Some students ignore a certain task, hoping it will go away. Some underestimate how much work is actually involved in an assignment. Some see other activities as taking priority, like vacuuming your room instead of beginning to read that textbook chapter. An extra ten minutes of TV can eventually become the whole evening. Sometimes, students get “stuck” on one part of their project and don’t move on from there.

and

tion with the students

the university system for that mat-

achievements and is quick to point out that he had a lot of help along the way.

just procrastinating?

biggest

the

is

ter.”

when

You may think

that

will miss; the daily interac-

“I

against security departments any-

i

And Hunter

and security concerns. We’ve even had someone stop in for help tying

“He’s laid a very good foundation with the security so he’s left a legacy that he should be very proud of,” said Fred Harris, vicepresident of student affairs. “He took a security department that needed serious rejuvenation and charted it into a very professional

Procrastination

office to have a chat.”

Before he became chief of security and parking services he spent 31 years with the Waterloo Regional Police Services which he retired

lighting in the parking lots.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

istrar.

help relating to directions, parking

with the attorney general and then found his way to the college. When he first arrived there was not one camera on campus. He quickly began transforming Doon campus into the safe environment it is today by having video cameras and alarms put up and getting better

be spending time

said Janeen Hoover, associate reg-

just over six years ago.

spent one year working on contract

will

a stu-

the same,”

all

Student Inc. (CSI). “He’s the kind of guy you can just stop into his

from

he

Whether you’re

dent or faculty we’re

safe.

Conestoga

retires

is fair.

with him.

“He’s a great guy,” said Justin

Hunter,

Hunter enjoys the sunlight by the pond on Sept. 27. Once Hunter near his new home in Wiarton.

“He

on the

a great impact

who work

people

Falconer, president of Conestoga

"My wife and I have decided it’s time to start something new.” Hunter will actually be retiring in December, but with vacation time his last working day will be Oct. 8.

Al

made

also

played a large part in keeping us

the

to

with a slight smile.

fishing in the water

Not only has Hunter made an

has

“It’s

(Photo by Jennifer Howden)

as only Al can,”

impact on the college, but he has

professional, he

is

is

it

said Harris.

at

Conestoga College. he

very difficult to enforce the

and Al does

rules

broken,

to

retire,”

said

Kevin

“I'm glad he can retire,” said Hoover. "Al. we’ll all meet you on your deck for coffee.” Although retiring, he is Conestoga has not necessarily seen the last of Al Hunter. He may be back for a visit or two. “I’m not ready to pack it all up just yet,” he said.


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Page 8

4,

News

2004

Have a By JENNIFER

good day!

stuffing

The Jewish harvest holiday is named after the portable

ORMSTON

Sukkot,

branch huts ancient Israelites lived in while they roamed the desert for 40 years. It was a joyous festival to

many, Thanksgiving is important for one reason: it falls on a long weekend. But while Canadians fill their stomachs with turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, they For

moment

should take a

upon

celebrate

Canada has

in

a

nature of the feast.

long history.

thought

is

It

American

the

in

Newfoundland

in

Some Conestoga College stumay be indifferent to the his-

North

first

dents

was

Thanksgiving

celebrated

tory behind the holiday, and

present-day 1578 when an

interested in

for their friends

Frobisher and his crew enjoyed a

Debbie

Thanksgiving feast. However, they were celebrating their safe voyage across the perilous ocean rather than an abundant crop, according to www.twilight-

gests

end

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

that time of the year again. Students get to enjoy the

It’s

feast on turkey with cranberry

sauce and

yummy

first

long

desserts at the

weekend

same

of the school year

in

their

native

lands.

day of general thanksgiving

Filling a cornucopia, the horn of

almighty

plenty, with grain

and produce is most enduring European sym-

vest with

the

blessed.”

The

bol of the day.

For years. the next 60 Thanksgiving was celebrated on many different dates in October and November. It was briefly held on Nov. 11, which was later declared Remembrance Day. So, in 1931, Thanksgiving moved to its final designation on the calendar, the second Monday in October. In 1957, the Canadian Parliament declared Thanksgiving would be “a

one way to liven up the weekby experimenting with an

husband

Brett

God

to

for the bountiful har-

which Canada has been

tradition of giving thanks for

harvests spans across centuries and continents.

The annual Greek harvest festival, Thesmophoria, was celebrated

for the harvest in a different fashion:

human

time!

long records of giving thanks for

Thanksgiving in the United States to celebrate the massacre of hundreds of Indians by the settlers. believe

later

were held

Historians say the

first

American

immigrants’

fasting

The Mexican Aztecs gave thanks

November.

Some

festivities

pigs to the goddess.

The ceremony included

Thursday

the fourth

and giving offerings of grains and

agriculture to humanity.

Americans celebrate the

Such bloody tales are not void from North American history.

Thanksgiving was held in 1621 when the newly settled Puritan pilgrims and the Indians who helped them establish their camps and crops came together to feast on the

honour the goddess Demeter, who is said to have given the gift of

to

Now

holiday with food and football on

sacrifice.

in the

New

first

bountiful harvest

World.

in

Several Asian countries also have the harvest.

The ancient Chinese celebrated Chung Ch’ui festival. At

with the

that time, cookies in the

colour of eaten.

pumpkins

and then used them as bowls for squash soup. Not that confident with your culinary skills?

and

thanks for the harvests, just as they

had done

owner of

is

the seeds out of small

European

time,

McFadden,

Shantz, a longtime chef, scooped

a national holiday. that

festive

and family.

unusual recipe. One year her

During the next few centuries the holiday was observed infrequently. It wasn't until 1879 that it became

By

more

more

make

they can

Verses restaurant in Kitchener, sug-

bridge.com.

immigrants had established Thanksgiving as a time for giving

how

this year’s celebration

named Martin

navigator

English

the

synagogue

attending

and eating special meals, including fruits and stuffed vegetables to keep in line with the agricultural

the holiday’s meaning.

Thanksgiving

gathering of

final

now commemorate

holiday by

reflect

to

the

crops. Jews

shape and

moons were baked and

The moon shape was signifiit was fabled that during the

cant as

any person who looked to the moon and saw falling flowers would have good luck, according to www.holidays.net. harvest holiday

Well, even McFadden, a true gourmet, thinks there is more to Thanksgiving than eating. This year she asked her family to bring non-perishable food items in lieu of a potluck, which she will donate to the local food bank. “I think Thanksgiving is a day

when it doesn’t really matter what you eat or who makes it,” she said. “The most important thing is to be with the ones you love, your family and friends, and above all, to give thanks for all you have.” To

find

out

ancient

more about how celebrated

cultures

Thanksgiving, go to www.twilightbridge.com.

Students unaware of risks of binge drinking By JANET MORRIS

bachelors of science degree

in

nursing.

Each year 1,400 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die from alcohol-related injuries, according to a report from the American National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

The

report

states

that

another

500,000 students are unintentionally injured while under the influence.

Alcohol slows down the parts of a person’s brain that affects their

thinking and behaviour, as well as their breathing and heart rate.

The way alcohol depends on many

affects people factors, includ-

Perkins, lic

department is prevention. "We’re looking at doing upstream things to prevent people from becoming addicted to substances,” she said.

risk

after

poisoning.

Anyone who

drinks

too

much

hol poisoning.

The public health nurse for the Regional Municipality of Waterloo said-people

at

college or university

don’t tend to evaluate their level of

normal, a part of the whole realm of growing from child to an adult,” she said.

realize

“Experimentation

“There whether it

is is

is

perfectly

experimentation

with drugs, driving or

what we

call

where body

when is

they are at the point

body

vomiting their poisoned with alcohol,”

their

said Perkins.

is

really

good thing

to

have would be to get people to try and think about how to party safety-

“Having party plans

in place

such

as a designated driver or drinking

non-alcoholic drinks in between alcoholic ones and following the

low-risk drinking guidelines will

put people less

at risk.”

Perkins

“You might be more and

at risk for

problems, different cancers

from your slower

injuries

According

to the low-risk drink-

women should only maximum of nine standard a week and men should only

ing guidelines,

drinks

have

14 standard drinks a week, which means no more than two drinks a day she said.

A

standard drink contains

13.6

grams of alcohol.

alcohol they consume,” said Carol Perkins, a registered nurse with a

drinking guidelines,” said Perkins.

"They tend

is

said.

"There are lots of kids at univerand college who would think nothing of polishing off a two-four in a weekend or even in an evening. That’s way above the low-risk

drinking.

drinking

for developing health condi-

have a

alcohol too fast can die from alco-

Perkins said binge

huge and students don’t realize the potential consequences of it. “There’s sort of a party till you puke mentality and students should

lescence, she said.

sex; all of those are

tions or having injuries,”

reflexes.”

an early sign of alcohol

She said a

risk-taking behaviours.”

Low-risk drinking guidelines were developed to maximize life and minimize risk, said Perkins. “If you don’t follow the low-risk drinking guidelines you are more at

drugs.

is

has worked in pubmore than 20 years,

said the role of the public health

heart

Throwing up or passing out

who

health for

ing: age, weight, the surrounding environment, gender and whether a person has taken any other

drinking

Kids are going to experiment, of growing up and ado-

that’s part

sity

to just

don’t even think of the

party

and

amount of

(Photo by Janet Morris)

Carol Perkins, public health nurse for the Region of Waterloo, has a few tips for students without considering the consequences.

who

drink


News

Achieving a healthy MCMURPHY

"We

The Freshman 15 fear is implantin most students before they begin

even

post-secondary

their

education.

part-time

jobs and maintaining a social

life

for a hectic schedule with

time for anything else, and

tle

possible

lifestyle is

basis,” says Kast. "It’s

very healthy when you look at the selection of food in terms of our soups, fresh vegetables and other healthy options.”

assignments,

Classes,

make

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provide healthy food

try to

on a daily ed

2004

4,

can even be accomplished on campus

It By KRISTEN

SPOKE, October

lit-

it’s

many

usually because of this that

students see a big decline in their

The ria

salad bar in the main cafete-

good place

a

is

packed with

to

start.

It’s

and healthy variety of vegetables, salads, and lighter salad dressings. For under $5 you get a 10-inch plate to fill. fresh

a

health during the school year.

Convenient,

become

foods group that

or no

nutritional

provides

little

Slowly but surely, the

value.

mous

on-the-go

a staple food

infa-

student weight gain begins.

Say hello

to the

Freshman

15. If

you’re not already aware, the are

expected to gain before

With

is

this

foods

of

terms

in

and other healthy

15

options.”

the

John

week being Healthy it's

when

at the selection

of our soups, fresh vegetables

over.

Week,

Lifestyles

you look

number of pounds you

refers to the

school year

very healthy

“It’s

Kast,

food sen’ices director

a good idea to

some slack and take from the food demons that tempt and torment us the second our stomachs begin to grumble. cut our bodies

a vacation

A

lunchtime cruise through the can be a challenging experience for students trying to cafeteria

improve

their eating

healthy food

The

habits.

out there, but

is

it’s

Pitas and wraps are healthy choices offered, but can become the opposite if they’re laden with cheese and condiments like mayo

or oil-based dressings.

Conestoga’s food services provides an assortment of foods for every eating style, but there is no

hiding in the midst of hamburgers,

question

pizza slices and French

choices are there.

John

Kast.

fries.

Conestoga’s

food

that

up

“It’s

to

the

the

healthy

the

customers

to

choose how healthy they should be

choices offered

eating,” Kast says.

the

cafeteria

aren’t just available during Healthy

Lifestyles

Week.

As an lunch

option

from home. Not only

of bringing a lunch

Microwaves located ria

will

you save money

there’s

always

Take simple steps

in each cafetecan breathe a second life into

leftovers.

way, but you won’t have to wait in long lineups and you will

thing, try giving

know

today,

this

alternative to a cafeteria

purchase,

of the five

MeMurphy)

Week

by filling your plate with nutritious foods including choices from major food groups: dairy, meat, vegetables, fruits and grains. Lifestyles

all

food

services director, says the healthy in

(Photo by Kristen

Embrace Healthy

exactly what you’re eating.

If

healthy food just isn’t your the

first

it

a

week

starting

day of Healthy

to battle student

Week. stomach is a full stomach, regardless of what you use to fill it. Think of the food you eat as fuel for your body and do your best to refuel with the best grade you can find. Lifestyles

A

full

overspending

Tips include taking the bus, using the library and bringing your lunch to school By

CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY

for the school year and others have savings from working, it is

students do not follow a budget.

Some

students draft one up and

Having financial problems? If you are not yet faced with them, do

inevitable that

most will squander what they have in some way.

never stick to

not get too comfortable.

When

thinking about

thought about

money

that totals at the

It

is

still

early in the year, and the worst has yet to

happen -

incapable

of

is, if you are managing your

that

money. Although some students have loans to take care of their needs

how much

end of the impulse buy

is every little worth it? Students need to think about planning earlier and being aware of

year,

the costs of attending school.

Some

been

taught

Some

Some have

it.

about

it

or

never

even

it.

are just incapable of saving

money. Research is one thing every student should be doing when it comes to their finances. Determine things like which bank gives the best rates, which accounts are best for keeping your money in and what the best ways are to save money. Know where your money is

of bookstores, for

their

bank.

it

making

their

own

lunches instead

of buying them. They could take the bus instead of drive.

Go

to the

movies on a cheap night instead of paying full-price any other time. Look for ways to save and still

She also suggested students have on the Conestoga website to see what awards and options are available to those in need of money. a look

some

Students also gave

insight

Ashley

classmates often

their

a

Priestley,

19-year-old

first-year nursing student, said she

thinks students spend too

much on

tial.

think they buy every single

“I

book

that’s

recommended when

said to not be afraid of

questions,

and

that

available for advice and help

managing money. “Look for ways

the

on

Laura Schnarr, a 1 9-year-old second-year business administration

money,

“We want

on drinking. honestly think that would be

“I

the

number

to

see students suc-

thing,” she said. “I lot

of

money on

clothes too.”

Ryan, a 23-year-old

Jeff

civil

first-

engineering student, said

entertainment

is

something

he

many students spending money on.

ceed.”

notices

Hoover recommended The DebtFree Graduate: How to Survive College or University Without

their

Going Broke by Murray Baker and Cluess? Not! by Jennifer

something

Smiley and Cynthia Shell as read-

1

spend a

to

year

everyone.”

studies student, said

she thinks students often overspend

like

to save

it’s

not necessarily needed,” she said.

management

cards!”

Hoover

then share that information with

spending

strug-

meet.

school supplies that are not essen-

financial aid office continues to be

money, but are looking for ways to spend less of it, they could opt for

draws money from one of the are unaware of the fees for using machines not associated with

think that’s a large con-

asking

If students still feel like

management student, withcampus ATMs. Many students

I

to

example.

Lisa Sass, a first-year materials

want.

only charge items

libraries instead

students

enjoy spending money on to cause them to overspend, such as technology and material goods.

Hoover said students need to watch themselves when it comes to spending money that is not theirs. “If you have to borrow money, be very careful how you borrow it,” she advised. “Stay away from cred-

if you can afford pay for them, stay away from large rent payments and find alternatives to spending money. Go to

for

make ends

“I see students who probably spend more on it than I can, and I’m working,” she said. “I just think our society has a real clouded view on a need versus a

Get a bank that is close to you and do not use ATM machines that are not from your bank. Know how to limit yourself. Go back and revisit your budget and reduce it as much as you can. other tips to avoid financial

material

on things

cern.”

Some

ing

gling to

shop.

going.

trouble are to stop impulse buying,

(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)

have a good time. Janeen Hoover, associate cegistrar who has been at Conestoga College for 20 years, said students sometimes spend too much money on conveniences rather than things that are economical, such as fast food and daily stops at the coffee

“It’s

not necessary, but people do

“They want to have preoccupy therm selves with, to take them away from their studies.” it,”

he

said.

to


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News

2004

4,

Annual

Word on

Kitchener celebrates

of

all

the Street in Victoria Park members about what cover the news for

HANCOCK

By MELISSA Reading

community

festival unites

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ages. a

great

Kitchener

Mayor

“It’s

thing

audience

at the third

Street

the

Word

annual

held

festival

because

it

gives

it

get

him

started

on how

to

songwriting

the

in

business.

a

The

commu-

chance to get out into the

They gave

lyrics.

tips for aspiring artists

has been to the festival every year

and enjoys

song

writing

an interview that he

in

from the audience about

tions

in

at the fes-

perform and answer ques-

tival to

Victoria Park on Sept. 26.

Zehr said

and song

artists

and Jamie Warren were

Carl Zehr told an

on

city’s

writers Jason Blaine, Jason Barry

do,”

to

the

paper.

important for people

is

like to

it’s

three

country singers sang

songs they wrote and that have been

nity.

held to promote

produced, as well as some other

included

the

songs requested from the crowd.

Canadian Children’s Reading

tent,

Barry also performed a song he

author readings, book sales,

liter-

The

festival

literacy.

is

Attractions

There were also

by various

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included

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the National Literary

Transcontinental,

The 40

the

“I live in

and Kumon.

who

book and magazine

more than

sellers,

from

to

with

interact

by various authors and a

was

set

up

for kids to

thing to take

the

For

region.

“I’m an author-in-the-making,”

the

to time.”

craft table

live in

It’s

make some-

Crawley,

was

an adult world.

said,

nice to interact with

the younger crowd from

to

Carl Zehr,

information centre,” he said. “I like

Crawley

to see all the people.”

connect.”

He also said the festival is a great way to meet people who are in the

sored by The Record newspaper.

said he also goes to schools to read

books

second year

to

children in their classrooms.

member

love being a

show our

interest

was

said he

be back as one of the

said. “It’s a

Each year

way

The Record’s booth

visit

comment on

she

things

me

to

the festival

co-spon-

is

audience

to

said

sales.

Good

Kitchener resident Anita

said she goes to the festival every

year because she can always find

some

early Christmas gifts to buy.

economical,” she said.

had several

also

speak

at the

had been a pretty good day for

“Everything for sale here

hear from people.”

The Record reporters

better.”

Words Worth booth and Erion

that they haven’t already. “It’s great to

traffic,”

Various books were for sale

certain articles they

the newspaper,

in

said, or they

for

“There’s lots of buzz and

he said, “and the weather couldn’t

it

they would like to see in the paper

the

at

to

comment on

have seen

Kitchener mayor

volunteering at the festival. “I

to

have been

“We want

People

time to time.” of

15,

members.

in literacy. It’s important.”

adults.

around the region

co-owner of

exhibitors at the festival for the

Lifestyles editor Carol Jankowski

Kitchener, this

his

by

for literacy

pers were handed out by Record staff

“I

Zehr read Franklin and the Contest, by Paulette Bourgeois, to an audience of children and

He

award.

53,

third year.

home with them.

Matt

shows support

happy

Balloons, bookmarks and newspa-

editing and publishing business.

an adult world,” he said.

Other children’s books were read

small

across

Carol Jankowski says the newspaper

festival.

younger crowd from time

represented

presses and publishers and literary

organizations

nice

“It’s

festival featured

exhibitors

lifestyles editor

sponsoring the annual

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Webcom

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sponsors

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audience.

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Blaine was recently nominated

performances

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who

wrote for his young daughter

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very

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and good for the com-

munity.”

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Can you say overwhelmed? ... now do something about Good .

.

and you may not want

phone

and done.

.

This one might be a tough

it.

bill,

but

it

to

call

pay the

has to be done.

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the

facility offers

Shopping

students.

online

if

line.

Your sexual prowess and keen sense of attraction has kicked into

high gear.

Be

who you

carefi.il

you might more than you bargain for! direct that towards,

get

Being on but

this

sure,

road

says

is

anything

the

band

Maybe we'll forget, we don't forget. hope Appreciate the awesome time you Yellowcard. I

Stores

(NACS).

NACS

entitled •

Companies

might

not

to shop-

ping online are marked out by the National Association of College

The

one the course requires.

published a pamphlet

Five

Tips

for

Saving

Money on Buying Textbooks

in

2003, outlining the do's and don'ts

accept returns.

of buying books online. •

Will the book be on time

Online companies usually order books from a distributor before shipping to a

home

Double-check the edition sure it matches the one

make

to the

course requires. This

is important because some companies do not

Will •

Added

fees

may

include

class?

Some

4

know

You're sad and you

Why

the funny

all?

It's

tions

o.k.

when

things

get

to

you.

Stop pushing your feelings to the back burner.

-

March 20

Pillow talk can be great but

it.

mask in front of it to show your emo-

Pisces February 19

it

really muffles the conversation.

Try taking your issues intimate setting

to a less

and you'll accom-

plish more.

the book be on time for Online companies usually

may

include ship-

ping and taxes. Other hidden fees •

%

Virgo August 23 September 22

accept returns.

address.

for

Business

one a favour and leave your ego

pure profit

Also, added fees

1st

who

consistent.

for the bookstore.”

actual price.

edition.

depending on

people differently

obvi-

accounting.

Communications,

treat

January 19

order books from a distributor before shipping to a home address.

in

The world does not revolve

it is:

around you so please do every-

shipping and taxes. Other hidden fees may include the

best savings

You

and here

...

when you

books in good condition, old editions and used books in poor condidon. Ecampus had three out of eight books needed for first semester

The

check

ously goes to pay for the facilities

The other disadvantages

Buying books online

for class?

offered an even bet-

reality

had with that special someone.

a

than Chapters with a

need a

W amings

bookstore,

wider variety of new books, used

Excellence

week. You are

asset, but not this

Scrap the attitude buster.

an

semes-

little

Dosage Calculations, 7th

is

at

you have an openbook test next period, shopping at the campus’s bookstore allows you

$5.89 less than the bookstore price. Others were substantially more. is

personality

across the board,"

that’s

study time while waiting in

Chapters books were cheaper, but listed without taxes or shipping

Some were

markup

days, whereas

Chapters offered six out of the 13 All of needed for the course.

charges.

split

Bookstore

nursing.

practical

November 22 December 21

being perceived as wishy washy

involves shipping over a period of

savings of $44.

When comparing ter

JJV 7*

at

Conestoga’s bookstore manager of retail operations and campus services, Mary Andraza, said she knows there are different avenues for students to get books. "The bookstore has a prescribed

the

The same book at $92.95 new and $68.95

is

I

provided.

convenience that her

SI 12.95.

maximum

is

Andraza doesn’t mention

slightly

helpful, advertising

used, a

$23.43

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Abebooks. All of these

at

and the

in stock.

first

Chapters

1

Sagittarius

(t*

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listed

if

selling for $52.8

is

Ecampus.com (even less than my comparison), $11.99 at Campus Books marketplace, $9.55 at Textbooks.com, $6.44 at Alibris and $5

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for you.

At Campusbooks.com you can search for your book and the site will compare the prices for you. Campusbooks found that Dosage

and a breakdown

one book semester accounting. Business Mathematics in Canada, 4th edition, is sold at the bookstore

more

work

21

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prices include taxes and shipping

and campus sen 'ices

However,

tory textbooks for other courses.

prices, there is

the

Mav

and compare one site that does

to every site

Classbooks.com,

Mary Andraza,

The first site, Booksforschool.ca was recommended to me by the site’s vice-president Lawson Hennick, who was unavailable for comment after reviewing the site.

go

to

Calculations

offers the best deals.

online

get

costs

low price of $27.74, but if you want it new. Ecampus’s price is higher than the bookstore at

I

Chapters

book

In the bookstore, this

online

don’t actually exist.

discounts

may the

include the actual price.

NACS

warned some online

counts don't actually exist.

And dis-

Janet Morris

is

a 2nd-year journalism

student in tune with the universe.


Entertainment

A treat

and

Saints

sinners

come

4,

2004

— Page 13

Harmer fans

for

By JUSTIN BASTIN

A

to

hush

over

fell

Wednesday

crowd Harmer

the

night as Sarah

stopped short in the middle of Oleander to try and remember the words. “I never forget the lyrics to

Stratford

this song,”

By JANET

SPOKE, October

MORRIS

she said. With a laugh

she shrugged

off and continued

it

her set just as professionally and

The

Festival

Stratford

announced

its

2005 season on

Sept. 15.

The season plays at

will include

theme

the

14

four theatres under

its

of

and

Saints

Sinners in theatrical literature, said

director Richard

artistic

Monette. release Monette

In a press

said in the aftermath of 9/11,

became a more many peo-

world

the

polarized place for

place of good and evil,

ple: a

black and white.

“As bill

I

was

selecting the play-

for 2005,

many of

it

struck

that

between the con-

the tension

impulses of the

trary

me

these plays are about

human

soul,” said Monette.

He

said Stratford has a fes-

of plays about “saints and sinners” because everytival

one is one or the other and sometimes both. “The comedies on the playbill promise delightful variations on the theme of saints and sinners,” said Monette.

The

features

playbill

three

works by William Shakespeare, the Tempest, As You Like It and Measure for Measure. Two works by American Tennessee playwright Williams will be performed. They are Orpheus Descending and The Lark. A drama by French author Jean Anouilh will also be fea-

polished sounding as before.

For two and a half hours the audience was treated to songs from both her last album. You Were Here (2000), and her

Names

The small concert hall atmosphere of Guelph’s River Run Centre complemented the intimate nature of Harmer’s songs and the sound quality was excellent.

From the warm jangle sound of a Fender Telecaster to the subtle finger-picking on Harmer’s acoustic, every nuance could be detected. Many of the songs sounded almost as if they’d been pulled straight from the studio and onto the stage with little difference from record to live performance. Basement Apartment and Don’t Get Your Back Up, two hits from You Were Here, were performed with a refreshing new power-pop quality to them, almost bordering on telecaster-powered jangle pop. Opener Josh Ritter of Idaho gave an impressive performance, revealing a sound both familiar and orig-

He

inal.

Further productions include

comedy by Noel Coward, four new or revived Canadian

a

works

well

as

Broadway

as

musicals

the

Hello,

Dolly! and Into the Woods.

t

This will also be the festival’s first-ever production of

Edward

II,

work

a

by

won

instantly

GALHARDO

By JEN

you scavenged the cupboards

only to find there was nothing to

Or maybe you just didn’t feel like cooking. Are you tired of heading over to McDonalds for a meal? Then perhaps

eat?

Molly Bloom’s

dressed

in kilts,

pro-

most present

rhythms like Kathleen. Many of his songs were heavily organ backed and his vocals often seemed reminiscent of Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor.

and Hello Starling, released in September 2003. Fans of folk-country and mainstream radio alike will most likely find both Harmer and Ritter

drew the audience in with a subdued but powerful ballad. Of note was the way Ritter was able to take simple melodies and spin them into captivating tales accessible to people of

service.

Personally,

friendly

of the

play’s debut.

makes me

feel

more

Executive director Antonio Cimolino said Monette has succeeded in creating a playbill that will both challenge and entertain theatregoers

at

home

in

the

is list

because

it

just

down and

refreshingly bright.

wings, as well as carrots and dip-

place

would visit hang out

I

just

with

my

has

Collingwood Stratford

fan

On

good it

1

through

2000,

appealing.

For more information on Harmer www.sarahRitter visit and harmer.com or www.joshritter.com.

few drinks, enjoy some chicken wings and watch some television. This restaurant is much like an pub with wooden booths, tables, and chairs; however, it has a

at the

affordable price

modern

twist with an outside patio.

With music, and people laughing and having a good time all around you, you cannot help but have a good time yourself. Molly Bloom’s is also located in London, Guelph, Waterloo, Collingwood and Stratford.

is

a.m.

1

until

2 a.m. everyday. I

find

they

offer

great food at afford-

able prices.

and

The

chips

piece dinner

fish

single is

deli-

cious and filling at only $6.99.

However, their

I

definitely

recommend known as

chicken wings, also

YOUR

ffl

HALLOWE'Ei

we can see in how good and evil for control of the human

HEADQUARTERS

Cimolino.

CRFATt

invited friends of the fes-

YOUR OWN COSTUMFS

and newcomers to visit Stratford and see the coun-

tival

try’s finest artists at play.

price for full-time stuis

to

of 290 a wing; it’s the perfect day to drop in with a few friends, have a

to Stratford.

dents year round

going

Tuesdays, the restaurant offers

these plays

The

then

consider.

mixture of both,

He

find yourself to be

Molly. Bloom’s on a Tuesday is definitely something you should

selves as saints, sinners, or a

heart,” said

you

of wings,

restaurant

open from right

In fact, if

a

chicken wings

since

in

old-style

ping sauce.

friends.

really

hours

Radio, released

around the corner

“Whether we think of our-

battle

warm

and you have a band that sounds both homey and riffs

Kitchener (at the corner of Fairway Road and Manitou Drive, in the same plaza as Wendy’s) has a great atmosphere. It reminds me of a type of bar that I would go to, and yet it also reminds me of a

they will take your

these qualities with

Watson’s Wings. For $8.99, you at

Dr., in

restaurant.

sit

Mix

will get a plate of crispy yet tender

Guelph London

The waitresses at Molly Bloom’s come and greet you as soon as you

lilting

10 Manitou

at the top

road

twinkling guitar

ages.

His repertoire mixed upbeat, almost frantic songs like Hotel

Waterloo

friendly service

all

The

Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof to mark the 50th anniversary of that

who come

the best song of the entire night, he

Locations

importantly,

two albums. Golden

Age of

to

Ritter has

Run

Beautiful Night and middle of the

Irish

Pub can help. waitresses, The

ballads such as

at the River

Starting off his set with probably

order right away.

Have you ever been so hungry

Christopher Marlowe. will

Song with slower

sense of humour.

Molly Bloom’s,

vide good, fast and,

festival

(Internet photo)

Sarah Harmer’s homespun melodies and quiet charm warmed a Guelph audience Centre. Harmer’s latest album is All of Our Names.

pub grub

Irish

Shakespeare’s contemporary,

The

over the

audience with his slightly awkward charm and laidback but whacky

that

tured.

of Our

latest. All

(2004).

l) goodwill

FOR LESS

$29.15 for

any show and tickets for all others, excluding seniors, range from $32.32 to $83.16.

MAIN STREET CAMBRIDGE 620-9719 11348 WEBER ST. E KITCHENER 894-0628 52

Tickets for the 2005 season

be available to purchase Jan. 8, 2005.

will

(Photo by Jen Galhardo)

Molly Bloom’s

is

an old

style

pub with great

service.


Page 14

— SPOKE, October

4,

Sports

2004

— the greatest player ever?

Barry Bonds By JON YANEFF

Bonds

hit the historic

homer

off

of San Diego Padres pitcher Jake

San Francisco Giants

Bonds has

Barry place

left-fielder

solidified

his

Major League Baseball

in

(MLB) history, hitting career home run.

his

700th

Peavy

in the

bottom of the

Park in San Francisco. Bonds is now chasing second place Babe Ruth’s mark of 715

home runs on the Hank Aaron’s record

MLB’s

runs

on Sept.

is

all-time

of 755

list.

home

also on the horizon, and will

probably be reached

17.

at

SBC

The 40-year-old slugger joined Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth as only 700 home-run hitters

third

inning during the Giants’ 4- 1 win

in

one of

Bonds’ next two MLB seasons. On April 13 of this year. Bonds surpassed his godfather and hallof-famer, Willie Mays, on the alltime home run list with his 661st long ball. The home run king is arguably the best MLB player of all-time. Some of his other achievements include six most valuable player awards, 13 all-star appearances.

eight gold glove awards and he

member

the only run,

500

stolen bases club.

media

frustration at the

in

is

home

of the 500

as he

refused to answer questions. His

Bonds most

father,

Bobby, died on Aug. 23, age of 57, after being ill

also holds the record for the

2003

home

for nearly a year with lung cancer

runs in a season with 73.

Bonds does a

lot for his

and a brain tumour. Earlier that year, on Dec. 5, he appeared before a grand jury which focused on possible tax and drug violations by a nutritional supplements lab,

baseball

up with the media, and also has had some problems in

club, has to put

his personal lost the

the

life.

at the

After the Giants

2002 World Series against

BALCO,

Anaheim Angels, he lashed out

Bonds

of which

is

a

client.

Despite

all

this,

makes

the all-star

tending team.

year after year

the Giants a con-

As of Sept. 26, the game back of

Giants were a half

Chicago Cubs for the National League wild card position with an

the

87-69 record. The Giants are also two and a half games back from the West leading Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bonds

a legitimate future hall-

is

of-famer.

When

he

eligible for a

is

spot in the hall, he will be inducted. these days are bigger, and better than when Ruth or Aaron played baseball. Is credibility lost because of the advantage of supplements and

Players

faster,

steroids?

I

don’t think so.

Years go on and times change so

bound

players are

to get stronger

through supplements and steroids. In

turn,

more I

records will get broken

easily.

believe

Bonds most

the best player in the

certainly

is

game because

of his consistency at the plate and because he makes his team a contender. Giants’ fans

agree with me.

would no doubt

He does have

diffi-

culty controlling his anger, but that has nothing to do with the way he

plays baseball.

Time after time Bonds will be in news for something he has said to the media. As fans, we just have the

to enjoy the

way he

plays. (Internet photos)

TIPS FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS "People with goals succeed because they

Below

is

a

list

KEEP UP.

of the advice that

It's

I

more manageable

give

to

know where they're

going",

Eart Nightingale

most often to students,

do

a

little

every day than to try to catch up on a

week's worth of work on a Sunday afternoon.

REVIEW CLASS NOTES.

Reviewing class notes as soon as possible after class

increases understanding and retention, up to 80%.

ENGAGE IN ACTIVE LEARNING.

Anytime you can interact with or think about the

new way, you increase understanding and retention (examples: rewrite notes, make charts, draw pictures, make flashcards, or discuss your

information in a

organize or

learning with others).

SET ASIDE A STUDY AREA.

Setting aside a quiet, separate place

study, and always studying there,

is

WORK WITH YOUR ATTENTION SPAN. is,

study within

it,

skills

that

your

home

to

Find out

what your optimum attention span

and take breaks when needed.

Managing time, setting the

in

an effective strategy.

make

priorities,

asking questions, and seeking help

learners successful.

To make an appointment

when needed are

for learning strategy

assistance, visit the Student Services Office.

A Message from Learning Strategies Visit

our website htto://www. conestooac. on.ca/isp/stserv/index. iso

o

Barry Bonds, (above)

hitting his

Aaron and Babe Ruth

to

700th

become

home

run, joins

Hank

part of the elite 700-club.

Bonds (below) shows his frustration at being walked again. No one wanted to be the pitcher who gave Bonds his 700th home run. He has been walked 222 times this year alone.


Sports

SPOKE, October

4,

2004

— Page 15

Raptors franchise player wants out Vince Carter By

BRENT GERHART

no longer happy playing

is

Toronto

in

brought forward, but for now, the NBA all-star remains a

five-time

When

Vince

was

Carter

Raptor.

A

acquired by the Toronto Raptors

on June 28, 1998, he was to become the team’s franchise player, but now, going into his seventh NBA season. Carter wants out of

in

recent

rumour has

with

talks

Hornets

the Raptors

New

the

Orleans

would send

in a trade that

Hornets for guard

Carter to the

Baron Davis. Davis, a third overall selection

Toronto.

in

The 27-year-old guard out of

the 1999

NBA

North Carolina began displaying

potential

and could be the kind of

his

displeasure

for

the

Raptors

organization after they selected sixfoot-

l-inch centre. Rafael Araujo

1

Young University with

of Brigham their

first-round

2004

NBA

Soon

NBA

selection

in

the

draft.

after the draft, the

1998-99

rookie of the year notified

Raptors’ management he did not approve of the direction the team

was heading and demanded a

comdemand. Carter silence on Sept.

After originally refusing to

ment on

his trade

broke his

leader the Raptors need but, like

Vince Carter, he has had a

lot

of

injuries.

Davis,

a 25-year-old out of played his first three NBA seasons without missing a game,

UCLA,

but his last two seasons have been shortened to 50 and 67 games, of the

82-game

season,

due

to

injuries.

Although the Hornets’ star playmay have only played 67 games last season, he enjoyed his most successful season-to-date by averaging 22.9 points-per-game and leading

14.

Since Carter began going public,

many

of

er

trade.

finally

draft, has plenty

trade

proposals have been

New

Orleans to the play-

offs with a .500 record.

Carter may not have led the Raptors to the playoffs, but he also

had a successful season, averaging 22.5 points-per-game while playing in 73 games.

Aside from the Carter-Davis swap, another possible trade between the Hornets and Raptors

making noise is a six-player deal that would see small forward Jamal Mashburn, shooting guard David Wesley and Toronto native Jamaal Magloire come to Toronto for Carter and two other former first-round draft picks, forward Donyell Marshall and forward Jerome Moiso.

Two other trades still being considered have Carter either going to the Seattle

Supersonics

injury-prone guard, (Internet photo)

Carter has been vocal about

wanting out of Toronto.

impact.

who must

dropped 5.8 points last year from the 2002-03 season, and forward Jalen Rose, who averaged 16.2 points-per-

Minnesota Timberwolves for 7foot centre Michael Olowokandi and small forward Wally Szczerbiak.

Intramural sports get

off

Conestoga

The warm weather made the first week of flag football and slo-pitch enjoyable for everyone who came after

school

to

play

their

students

come

student

slo-pitch

many

who

league,

reasons

why

ple,” she said.

Coleman added er

is

first

week

of intramural play at

the

warm weath-

just a bonus.

“So

one of his teammates during the Conestoga College.

is

guaranteed to play

Students shouldn’t

far

just like

it’s

been beautiful.

summer

in

It’s

September.”

She also said some programs, like the firefighting

their

own

teams.

turns

held

into

fret

winter.

when

the

There are

college throughout the

at the

program, put

in

slo-pitch

who want to play but can’t find enough teammates to form a squad. The sign-up sheets are available in the recreation centre. third session of intramural

sports

is

held

at the

beginning of

second semester of school. During this session students can compete in the same sports as the second session plus co-ed indoor the

soccer.

school year.

Co-ed

volleyball, co-ed basket-

non-contact hockey and ball

hockey will all be running during the second session of play.

Coleman are

said

all

of these leagues

popular amongst the student

body.

out to play.

helps keep them active and them out so they can meet peo-

“It

gets

to

Every team four games.

to

their franchise

teams are composed of students

The

offs.

ball,

said there are

Matt Brown, quarterback for the Local Heros, gets ready to throw

“It makes it interesting, we get some good rivalries.” Twelve teams make up the slopitch league, which has three weeks of regular games plus play-

same

administration

keep Carter as

and

three sessions of intramural sports

supervises the

Clark)

player.

Slo-pitch games are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Flag football games are held on Wednesdays during the

Carissa Coleman, a law and secu-

James

Centre.

fall

rity

(Photo by

The Raptors had hoped

favourite sports.

hours.

(Internet photo)

their

on Nov. 3 against the Houston Rockets at the Air Canada

flag football

College.

out

2.

season

Intramural sports are underway at

on Nov.

The Toronto Raptors begin

By JAMES CLARK

for another season

preseason begins on

Oct. 10 and the regular season tips

total

underway with

NBA

The

former All-

American Morris Peterson, whose points-per-game

Raptor.

play

role if Carter does

include

traded

get

the Raptors

Even though the six-foot-sevendemanded he be dealt from Toronto before training camp begins on Oct. 5, it would not be a huge surprise if he still went into camp as a Toronto

Aruajo can make an immediate Other Raptors

50 games with

inch Carter

well as hope rookie centre Rafael

more of a pivotal

in

last year.

contribute similar statistics to the 2000 Olympic gold medallist as

another

the"

game

If Carter is dealt before the beginning of the season, Toronto must acquire someone who can

Allen, or to

for

Ray

(Internet photo)

Vince Carter has not been happy with the direction the team has been heading in.

Visit

the

recreation

centre

between Oct. 13 and 22 if you are interested in signing a team up for one of these sports. A $30 bond is needed to form a team. This money will be returned at the end of the session provided your team has shown up for all of its games. There are also one or two individual teams in each league. These

Got

a hot news tip? Call

Spoke

at ext.

3691


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