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Disabled students face barriers Disability services tries to create
free of barriers.
News Monday, October
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 20
By DESIREE FINHERT
Webb, w ho wanted thing
out with the old and
Conestoga College. After 15 years of donning the blue and red shield, the college has a new logo to go with its new image. Conestoga College president. the
acceptable to everyone
in the col-
After four months on the project,
the kind of logo that will
she said, adding
John Tibbits, said the college want-
ed a new logo
on clothes for staff and students. “It won’t date itself for a long time, which was one of our stipulations.” Manager of public relations, John
to reflect the
in the school.
“The college itself into a
for a crisper
The board of governors wanted
a .sophisticated tag line and logo, w hich would reflect the college as institute of technology and advanced learning (ITAL) and its college status as Ontario’s No.
three pieces looks like an Arabian
process and said
early in the
will take a while
for the single C to be recognized as Conestoga. “It’s simple, but bold,” said Sawicki. “I think it’s an excellent branding tool that will become associated with the college.”
in gold, is also avail-
for the last six years.
able in black, blue or red.
already being used on letterhead, envelopes, business cards and col-
accents rounding out the image.
lege publications, like the student
The words “Conestoga, connect
and learning,” are paired with
Quarry Communications, in
Waterloo, to help with the process. Canadian30-year-old The owned company, located in Allen
Square, on King
of the existing applica-
of the current logo," said
will take a year to 15
months before the complete.
time for the transition to take place. It’s not an overnight process.”
Research in Motion, Sprint Canada United Way, FedEx and Inc., Nortel Networks.
The college has not changed the signs inside or outside any of the
Director of the president’s office and corporate secretary, Helena Webb, acted as the liaison between
“However, they will have to be replaced within a year or so, or
management, students and Quarry. Webb aided Quarry in researching the new tag line and logo, which was created after extensive input from full- and part-time student surveys and alumni at each of the campuses. The creative team also
Conestoga’s graphic design graduates.
“The work on the logo was
but also a big responsibility,” said
fall colours management students, get distracted by business Andre Nguyen and Laura Schnarr, second-year 1 Oct. on E-wing the outside the fall leaves while studying
CSI helps students By JENNIFER
college's four campuses.
no point in having a new logo.” said Webb. She said the college is being prudent about these replacements
college budget have been to decrease the deficit includ-
ing cutting class hours, delaying program starts and not renewing part-time teaching contracts.
The college is asking staff and students to use up old stationary before requesting stock with the
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) is it easier and safer for stu-
and palaces. Discounts
are also offered
dents to travel abroad.
agencies and transportation compa-
Oct. 25, International Student
Exchange (ISE) cards will be available in the CSI offices for just $10. an international recognized worldwide. It
The ISE card ID is
currently issued in
more than 50
countries around the world.
There are three versions of the ISE card. The first is for faculty, the second is for students of any age and the third is for youths
between the ages of 12 and 26. “The card offers discounts and
more prepared and I think that’s great,” said Judy Dusick, CSI general manager. The card was created as a way to
try they are
deals as well as safety benefits so when students go out of the coun-
cent off of entrance fees to muse-
rates at international locations just
Discounts include 10 to 50 per
Discounted tickets are avail-
able to concerts, operas and adventure experiences.
counts. If a cardholder does not receive a discount on a location listed on the website they will receive double their money back.
of discounted locations at www.ise-
Cardholders receive $2,000 US in basic medical coverage from
Worldwide Assistance. They also receive up to $5,000 US in evacuation coverage in case they get stranded and need to be rescued and they receive S2,000 US in airbankruptcy protection in the event that an airline goes bankrupt and the cardholder is left stranded. There is also a toll-free emerline
gency hotline that can be accessed 24 hours a day and can be called from anywhere in the world. The hotline number is found on the back of each ISE card and 24 different languages are spoken by the
Worldwide Assistance representatives. The hotline can be used for needs as well as medical and legal emergencies.
ISE card can go down to the CSI office and purchase one. “They just have to come here and present their student card and $10
The ISE card
the rest,” said Dusick.
take their picture and present them with their cards on the spot.
that’s serv ice.”
Each ISE card is valid for one full year from the date of purchase. All ISE cards must be activated in order to be valid. Cardholders can go to www.isecard.ca
who have not acticard may not be ^ble
Cardholders vated their
of the benefits that with the ISE card.
to receive all
— SPOKE, October
Now deep thoughts ...with Random
questions answered by
students up for sex
Josey Vogels also dispels many myths
best describes By
ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI held to raise
After two bees have intercourse the
male bee's genitals
everything’s kind of
Brett Bakker, second-
year graphic design
than 40 students gathered
enjoy writing but
solo, behind-the-scenes activity.
Sanctuary on Oct. 5 for sex
love going out and meeting people
advice and myth busters from the
and talking to students and I’m lucky because I get to do all of
sex issues since she started a sex
column back in 1994. The sex-pert said her background is in journalism and she was working for a newspaper when she was asked to come up with a weekly
“Conestoga’s a tough crowd because people sitting in couches are a bit
had been writing about women’s issues and to me sex because
Liz Callaghan, first-year
very important to talk to stu-
dents about sex because they are at
because I’m trying to find where fit in society and what my I
Mandy Goemans, first-year human services foundation
sexually, said Vogels.
important and it’s integral to have that audience participation.” The show began with a contest where students from the audience
age,” she said.
ing herself nine orgasms over six
were selected to go on stage and blow up a condom until it popped. The winner of the contest received a how-to guide on dating.
The masturbating event was
Vogels presented a slide show
Vogels currently holds the record for Canada’s top masturbator, giv-
sense but to sex,
really simple I
so you can com-
amazing how many of us don’t even let ourselves
Connie Vanderknyff, student,
19, a nurs-
Vogels was hilarious and had an
awesome time watching
“I learned that there is so
different kinds of dildos out there
and challenge people’s belief system and some of the myths around sex. I think it’s important to do that at a young “I tend to try
know your body Vogels said her best shows are
involved,” she said.
weren’t talking about sex and
Vogels said the most important
foundation in terms of who they are
was a big
about feminism and equality that
"Male ejaculation does not clear up your skin girls.” Towards the end of the show Vogels had students volunteer to come on stage for another contest. The volunteers had to pul a condom on a cucumber with their mouth. The first to successfully put it on received a copy of Vogels book She
an age where they are building a
“Even though we were
where she has a real interaction with the crowd because when the crowd is into the show and excited it’s a good time. “Conestoga’s a tough crowd because people sitting in couches are a bit too laid back and it’s easy for them to just sit there and not get
really being explored," she said.
to practise safe sex.
and revealing the truth about popular sex rumours. Vogels made a point of clarifying
too laid back.”
sex was like a frontier that wasn’t
sex toys," she said.
“I liked the idea of writing about
motto: never burn your
Vogels said she enjoys
I’m very indecilive
one of the many sex by sex-columnist
Vogels has been writing about
because sive and
just can’t get the blood-
stains out of
for breast can-
ferent aspects of her job.
he bleeds to death.
and not every one works the same you have to find one that is right for you, but my mother would never approve,” she for every person,
interested in learning
about Josey Vogels or her advice on sex can visit www.joseyvogels.com or
purchase one of her several
two characters go to college and succeed and think that’s what is going I
Karamishev, firstyear electronic engineer Nikita
because I’m trying to balance kids, school, homework and commuting from Stratford everyday.” Sherri Moore, first-year
Times at Ridgemont High, because I’m cool enough to be like Sean Penn.” Craig Needles, secondyear broadcasting “Fast
(Photo by Jennifer Howden)
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent.
Moore Pathammavong, a customer service representative
at student residence, shows off some of the food collected for the Waterloo regional food bank. At least four bins of food were collected.
Cambridge campus gets make new
Students socialize and By DENISE
geared towards women over the age of 19 who are unemployed. It
cool because everybrought something,” said Charlene Westover, 22. “I’m excit-
Soon the tables were covered with mashed and scalloped pota-
already planned the next luncheon.
students to socialize and to
This year the Cambridge cam-
pus held the potluck Thanksgiving-style lunch for the students Oct.
There was a sign-up sheet in the campus's lunchroom, for students
cooked vegetables, buns and and margarine, gravy and cranberry sauce and, of course, the crispy, brown turkey. toes,
The top of another peared under
to socialize with
from year to year. At 11:30 a.m.. women from the Focus for Change program started to flow into the lunchroom,
unwrapping and heating up
dishes they brought for the luncheon, Filling the room with those familiar Thanksgiving smells.
Another Focus for Change dent said
everyone together. "It’s a good idea, everyone's here working together.” said Bernadette
programs co-ordinator By noon, everything was ready and the dishes and cutlery were waiting to be used. More students started to file into the
allowed to go home after they are done with lunch and everything is cleaned up.
group is a nice bunch of women. “For a lot of us, it’s a big chalsaid.
She said the students decide
lenge to be here everyday,” she
another on campus.”
The number of luncheons
The 36-year-old said it's a nice break and the Focus for Change
grams co-ordinator. “It's one way for students to socialize with one another on cam-
when to have the luncheons, adding they have them at Christmas and throughout the year.
ed to have someone
names and what
they wanted to contribute to the luncheon, said Susan Garlick, pro-
"I think it's
offered a Thanksgiving luncheon
develop not only also gives them
— Page 3
friends at Thanksgiving luncheon
The Conestoga College Cambridge campus once again
a special day for the
Maj said she moved to Cambridge from Toronto three months ago. She said she was glad someone mentioned the program to her, because Cambridge was a new city and she didn’t know what to do.
said the students
a cultural theme for their Christmas luncheon. She said she is already
looking forward to bringing perogies.
the food was,
unanimous answer from everyone was, “Awesome!” the
(Photo by Denise Muller)
Students at Conestoga College’s Cambridge campus enjoy an early Thanksgiving luncheon at the campus on Oct. 8.
Survivor Conestoga creates a buzz By PAIGE HILTON
was held Oct. 7
did not have to compete for
councils or scrounge for food and water.
The jungle-themed workshop taught seven groups of eight to 10
about the rec centre, abuse and safe relationships, banking, sexual health, boundaries, security services and substudents
Canada. One English language studies student from Bosnia said she had fun at the workshop and the session about abuse stood out. adjusting to
“Nobody can touch you or
so you can just go to the police and tell
them, so that’s good.”
Kljucic said she also appreciated the information presented
secure at school day
and night. Another student from English language studies who has been here for only three weeks said he plans to use the rec centre for ing, but also
news about “I
found out some bad
heard that the
Aryan Ghassemi. “I wanted to ask them if there was any place that we could play tennis, and now I know that there is no place that we
dents got a
the posithe stu-
the addition this year,
First time, from the rec cenand that worked out really well because I think people needed to get up and move a bit after they’d been in four or Five sessions," she
outs and fact sheets at every station, as well as
than 65 students attended
workshop and were given hand-
condoms and pam-
infections at the sexual health session.
out of each session.
was pleased with outcome and found
can play.” Despite
Melanie Reed, co-ordinator of English language studies and master of ceremonies for the workshop,
between the sessions, including Conestoga shirts, binders, gym bags and even a teddy bear. The workshop lasted two hours, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and each station was 10 to 12 minutes long. Students, staff and faculty headed outside after the workshop to enjoy a barbecue and some social time.
Ghassemi said he was
looking forward to using the rec centre and said he enjoyed the
The event was a team staff in
Student Services and English lan-
Faculty and staff hoped the work-
shop would provide students with valuable information about living in Canada and what is OK here compared to what may be accept-
able or not acceptable in their
also an opportunity for stu-
dents to meet faculty and staff the college
THE FOURTH ANNUAL
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conventional to experimental from
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Canada and around the world!
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Counsellors put on short skits to
WATERLOO GALAXY CINEMAS
teach students about abusive situations. students
(Photo by Paige Hilton)
Dianne Roedding, the public health nurse for Waterloo Region, explains the birds and the bees at Survivor Conestoga’s sexual health station.
played a quiz
drug and alcohol abuse, and were even given a quick aerobic workout at the stato learn facts about
on the rec
— SPOKE, October
Throne speech leaves students out Out of
one paragraph was ded-
a 15-page throne speech, only
icated to post-secondary education. This leaves current students,
and ones headed to college and university in the next couple of empty-handed and out in the cold. During the election the Liberals promised to spend $8 billion to help colleges and universities, including a transfer payment to
the provinces to only be used for post-secondary education.
However, not a single promise was kept. Prime Minister Paul Martin touched on a
of areas in his
throne speech, including health care, child care, environmental issues and help for cities, to
the only scrap
for post-secondary education won’t even help students for 15 years, if not longer.
The Liberals announced
Bond that will sity. The bond
a plan to start a
lighten the burden of going to college or univeris
designed to help low-income families save for
their child’s post-secondary education.
This bond was announced with good intentions, but with lowincome families having a hard enough time paying the bills and putting food on the table, it’s a little much to expect them to have money to be able to put away in the first place. This proposed bond also does nothing for the current problems facing post-secondary institutions and : i I The ° n| y scra P for P°St-secondthe students attending ary education won’t even help them, including stu;
education ranks on the government’s
financial burdens currently faced
by students are enough
avoid a post-secondary education.
want sent out that they are driving students away from college because they won't provide more financial assistance to students and make it Is this
one moment and imagine how
Thankfully, our society, culture
your relationship does not meet the
that the Liberals
more accessible? The Liberal government needs
point that equal rights reign
hearing into contentious constitutional issues surrounding
to realize that by ignoring and abandoning post-secondary education and its students, they are alienating a whole generation of people. Students, and post-secondary education, are the future. Without us there will be no one to take all those jobs that will
baby-boom generation retires. Although nothing was mentioned in the throne speech, that doesn't mean that there is still not a chance that Martin and the Liberals will come through on at least part of their campaign as the
opinion the government not,
under any circum-
stance, have the
whom. If the government can say who I can many, can marry
promise, perhaps in the budget in February. This gives students, parents, staff and faculty more than three
they might as well
to lobby the government for more money for post-secondary education. We need to step up and make sure our needs are heard. We need to remind Martin and the Liberal government that they can’t forget about us and they can’t leave us buried under all this
tune into tonight and
and Mail’s online opinion poll to
To me, tude
letters to the
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
in, it is
in school, states
49 per cent of
to accept that families
really cares about bread 1
homosexual for just
And who anyway?
anyone can hope
a supportive family
always the bread baker.
dare them to put themselves in
the shoes of a
dog and a white I
to those qualifi-
else should be too? I
In this, the 21st century,
fence and no one
same? Do they think because are
49 per cent of
and daughter living together
marriage even an issue ? I
anyhow? families I know do
ideal of a
the issue of same-sex
and when same-sex marriage
Most of the
everyone has equal
tion of “family”
benefit of the law without discrim-
But who came up with the
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which
about the implications for the fam-
is published and produced weekly by the journalism
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Spoke Editor: Jennifer
even a gay-rights advocate; never-
support same-sex marriages.
man and woman.
they honestly believe that everyone
find that a startling
are not that of a vast majority.
Canada’s provinces and
of the institution of marriage being reserved only for a
hair next week.
been taught about countless times
hardline views on me.
the 19,1 17 votes cast
without being bombarded by over-
supreme in Canada. With the recent Supreme Court
Opponents of gay wedlock can
worthy of legal recognition.
systems have pro-
feel to find
only to be told by the government
back of the bus and homo-
However, we have not evolved
sexuals were kept in the closet.
Once upon a time women were
gressed and these archaic obser-
goes to show
allowed to vote, black people had to
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NATIONAL STUDENT LOANS SERVICE CENTRE
STUDENT EXCHANGE CARDS The ISE Card was created as a
Will have a representative at the Student Client Services
to help those
traveling to be able to
save some money by receiving
special discounted rates at
October 20th 9:30am
overseas locations simply by presenting their card!
October 27th 9:30am
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— SPOKE, October
disabilities By JANET MORRIS
be tedious getting from the
through experience of other students
school, but as it
and mostly what people tell me that I have learned about the challenges
disabled students face.” said Lyttle.
At the present time, almost 10 per cent of the student population
with disability services, receiving
help with academic and physical
accommodations, and more than half a dozen students rely on wheelchairs to navigate the campus. To
help these students disability sende-
he was forced to make a
career change from a millwright and
breaking his neck
his wheelchair to get
who relies mound the
not too bad
WORK AND LEARNING Although students can derive positive benefits from working while they attend school, such as earning extra money, research indicates that there are several negative consequences for students who are employed more than 15 hours per week. Many studies* have shown that there is a correlation between the number of hours students spend on the job and their degree of success in terms of academic achievement.
Many students who are employed more than 15 hours per week
wheelchair might have
“The hallways can be congested when classes change and if it’s crowded and I'm trying to wheel by can be a bit tough," he said. Another problem Kemp said he noticed was down by the cafeteria. "The first day that I went down it
there I noticed on the one side they have the round-about (turnstile) you have to go through and I didn’t
know where the hell to myself, how do
to go. I
get into this
Kemp ended through the
up having to go
He said he personally has not had any major problems with entrances as he
mobile but there are
when she wheeled
wheelchair, around the campus.
“The problem area that stuck out most for her was the women’s
said he found the school to
Lyttle has encountered a cific
volunteer firelighter to a student after
has been with the college for
be quite accessible, but could under-
related accident in 1998.
college said wheeling around cam-
and counselling in an attempt to fully integrate them into the college
A (Photo by Janet Morris)
shouldn't be too bad,” said
es offers a wide range
the position of the automatic door
long as they keep the
Doug Kemp demonstrates
lot into the
has a handi-
capped access sign on the door but you can’t get in that way in a wheel-
“You don’t know' go to the other door and if you were new to the school you might not know there were two doors to chair,” Lyttle said.
enter the facility."
She said there
to the other side
an automatic door but
and turn the corner.
difficult to get in I
noticed that you really need to go to
on the other side, wheeled my friend down there I fought with the door and thought it was supposed to be a disabled access entrance. If she had to do this on her own she wouldn’t have managed." The Conestoga College Sept. 2004 accessibility plan states that all identified doors have automatic the other door
academic endeavours faced negative consequences directly due to their employment. These negative consequences included reduced time to study, missed assignments and lectures, not having sufficient time to do homework, having lower grades, having later bedtimes, which meant shorter sleeping times, which meant increased fatigue, resulting in more frequent episodes of falling asleep in class, and
some doors that are not accessible. “Door 2 isn’t accessible at all and at Door 3 the button to open the at the bottom of the ramp so you have to press it and get up there in
up the ramp they couldn’t find the button to open the automatic
indicate that their
iate arrivals at school.
automatic door from the outside
outcomes of working while attending school, please carefully evaluate the amount of time you spend on the job and what effect it truly having on your education. Despite
of the positive
Bernier, S. (1995). Youth Combining School and Work. Education Quarterly Review, 2,4. Canadian Social Trends. Winter (1994). Working Teens. Cheng, M. (1995) Issues Related lx* Student Part-time Work: What Did Research Find in the Toronto Situation and Other Contexts? Toronto Board of Education Research Department Stem, D. (1997). Learning and Earning: The Value of Working for Urban Students. ERIC Digest #128.
Bosworth, D. (1995, June). Part-time work and fuSMsme education. Studies in Higher Education, 20 (2),
she tried to wheel her friend
turned around and realized
Sanctuary can be difficult. “People move the couches around and I’m lower than most people so the people around me are not really
bottom of the ramp, so I had to wheel her down the ramp and hit the button, which was kind of
expecting someone to come up underneath them or bump into their
She said once they got up the ramp, the door opened towards them and they had to back up quickly to
people have been generally
good,” he said. the beginning of the year
in a hurry
over the front of
bizarre to me.”
“When you opens
correctly, so perhaps
for going out and
one door for comwould be more appropriate,”
have to kick the backpacks out
get out of the way.
The bookstore was a challenge
for learning strategy assistance, visit the
Lyttle said she noticed at
said getting around in the
To make an appointment
cost to purchase and install an
on an outside from $1,500 to
them,” he said.
A Message from Learning Strategies
Su Lyttle, the computer technology consultant for disability services, says she is no expert on wheelchair
$3,000 and the cost for an inside door ranges from $1,500 to $1,800.
accessibility but she did design the
adaptive technology lab for students
our website http://wwwxonestoaac.on.ca/iSD/stserv/index.1so
fair, few buildeven off campus, are com-
Lyttle said to be
“I’m certainly not an authority on wheelchair accessibility. It’s only
disability services con-
tinues to strive to create a that is free
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offers free services
Colour photocopying, laminating, scanning, binding
faxing services offered at
By STEPH BAULK
Conestoga Students its
office this year, in hopes
will better benefit the
Conestoga College’s ATS manufacturing facility was the site of a seminar Oct. 5 where officials discussed the importance of the manufacturing industry in the
topics were: skills
Canada’s Technology Triangle Inc., a local innovator in the manufacturing industry that markets Waterloo Region on the national and interna-
services free to
new manufacturing complex
Dahlin, associate vice-presi-
dent of business development and
The main reason the event was was to shine fight on
separating into four groups and delv-
Conestoga’s new manufacturing centre and show the college’s contribution to the industry said Lind Fegan, manager of marketing and Canada’s at communications Technology Triangle. “The event was a great way to of focus demonstrate the
ing into working group discussions.
Conestoga,” said Fegan.
KW area. listened to a handful
introductions, including one by col-
lege president John Tibbits, before
students for “educational putposes is
15 cents per
closing remarks and a tour of the Eric
Black and white photocopying
who were working
from 99 to 200 was three
a lot of students last year, particularly
Many from the industry showed up as well a$ local politicians, bankers and representatives from Conestoga, showing their support for the manufacturing industry in
bound or laminated or get a colour overhead,” said Dusick. "So we decided to extend the hours to help them with that.” CSI has also made colour printing, colour photo-
The event ended with a recap of each group's main points, some
Canada ’s Technology Triangle
will be open and Saturdays
and growth in
and communications at
focus of Conestoga.”
to 8 p.m.,
getting their projects finished couldn’t get something
than the aver-
from 8 a.m.
“The event was a great
near the end of the semester,
the office into a self-
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Judy Dusick, the CSI's general manager, said everything is made easier for and more accessible to the stu-
raised such as the fact that the
CSI has changed
finance, international business; and
serve area, and starting on Oct.
and education; innovation and continuous improvement; services,
Dusick said a CSI machines so everything "At
this point in
kept under control.
time the photocopier has an access
code on it so if they need a colour copy or a colour overhead our self-service staff will have to help them with that."
John Yungblut, student, said
19, a second-year civil engineering wonderful that CSI has made every-
(Photo by Steph Baulk)
Edgar Xavier, 20, an electronics engineering
thing so accessible to students this year. "I like that
makes things so much more convenient,
telecommunications student, photocopies a black and white page for one of his classes on
you never carry change.”
and use the machines for
died Dec, 6,
at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal
(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)
Ala Kader, a first-year woodworking student, works on the top
Current students of Conestoga. College may enter photographs promoting the theme, Positive Relationships, and all it encompasses, including reflections of support, kindness, harmony, peace
part of her pedestal table.
$150— $100—S50. Rules: All photographs must be the original work of the entrant. Each entrant may submit 2 photos.
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— SPOKE, October
Conestoga STUDENTS INC
Kitchener’s mayor, Carl Zehr,
Parade-goers were treated to authentic costumes.
the crowd of people
Photos by Tim Murphy
— Page 9
About 10 clowns entertained the crowd.
— SPOKE, October
International student enjoying By TIM
Conestoga College was the best Every year, many students from
to study, leav-
behind their family, friends,
Leanne Chen, a second-year
said, is quite
different,” she said with a laugh.
Although she didn’t have a posi-
came here from China.
Chen, a soft-spoken woman, said
here, her experiences at
“When we have and
helpful to her.
to solve them.”
said after she has finished
courses, she wants to take a
nursing program here
we can go
talk with them,” she said.
“They can help us
impression of Canada before
said the international educa-
Ontario have changed her opinion.
similar to China. “It’s just food that's
English Language Studies (ELS)
she chose to
come here. “My parents wanted me to come here to study more,” she
and familiar surroundings.
enjoying studying here, and
the people are kind.
They make me
Canada and good."
study permit before they can enter
studied English at
they arrive, they are picked
Conestoga, then changed schools
up from the airport
afterwards to finish their studies.
a mistake,” she said.
international education office.
international education office
which often takes them
approved an application from a
CN Tower, and
Paramount Canada’s Wonderland.
must then secure
Jacob’s Farmers Market,
uncomplicated as possible.
After the college has received and
dent, the student
arranges activities for the students,
Conestoga from a foreign coun-
arrangements are also organized
the student needs them.
She said she has travelled Toronto,
international education office
also organizes social events for stu-
dents in residence
go home during
are unable to
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
Leanne Chen, 20,
By NICOLE DEAK
student from China. said she came to Conestoga College because of positive recommendations from friends and family.
Conestoga College have
enrolled in them.
the college and focused
aging and supporting
one of these pro-
are currently in
per cent of
of the following? Feel extreme anxiety when thinking about doing a presentation.
Find your palms sweat, your legs shake or your heart beats wildly before,
good record of
during or after a speech.
into these courses.
said the college does not have a
Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a
Select your progranVcourse/assignments to be “safe' from having to
Risk low marks or failure
a course by not doing a speech. (that feel real at the time) to avoid
should be seeing numbers
Fear “making a
of teachers or peers.
calm but see yourself as a “wreck.”
be helpful because
something you can get
job once students graduated and
The meeting consisted of an faculty
and alumni. Four
were incompetent. Biederman, program co-
ordinator of civil engineering, said
needs to happen
for society to get rid of stereotypes.
alumni attended the meeting and
your group “carry” the presentation.
to learn,” she said.
have a good work ethic and
keep ourselves organized.”
Biederman also spoke about why
informal discussion between stu-
Develop creative excuses or illnesses in
closer to 50/50.”
speech. • j
“I find I
per cent of classes,” said Donald.
and information technology,
they had been told ahead of time
John Donald, dean of engineer-
Do you do any
meeting were fears of not getting a
Public Speaking Anxiety
working with men and encourages
Technology meeting was held
Rodgers said she didn’t mind
Technology and engineering pro-
number of women
technology was so low. “This
offered advice, shared their experi-
ences and spoke words of encour-
said Biederman. “It goes back to
need to be
These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most common anxieties, public speaking anxiety, it can be overcome using a planful approach involving: recognizing and altering negative thoughts; 2) relaxation and positive mental rehearsal techniques; and 3) practicing in low-risk situations and 1 )
Beata Rancourt, a
themselves to change society's perception of
ing technologist for the Region of
situations with graduated levels of risk.
you course work, your well being, or your potential to perform as an employee are affected, is time to do something about it. Remember, avoidance actually 11
educated about careers
in the field.
a matter of
be more positive.”
ber in communication and liberal she has noticed the
entering these programs.
she said. “It’s
Rancourt graduated from
attitude that has to change. to
University in Alberta, and plans on civil
final project oil
following resources are available to you at the college:
Speaking Anxiety group in the Student Services Office. Enroll in the Public Speaking option of the Anxiety and Personal Performance 2) (offered course as an elective in the Winter semester). 3) Read the Anxiety and Phobia Work b ook, Bourne (available at the LRC on the shelf and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice in 1 )
Inquire about a Public
front of friends, family or classmates.
Make an appointment
with a counsellor
2002. She said she had no prob-
from Student Services our website htto://www. conesto g ac. on. ca/isp/stserv/index. iso
been an issue for “It’s
45 guys and three
Rodgers, “but employ-
At the meeting,
be optimistic, ask be determined, to
have a positive attitude and to stick to
no matter what.
kind of strange
are in a class of girls,” said
technology has never
workplace more positive.”
technician co-op diploma apprenin
lem getting a job and offered words
“The atmosphere changes when
She also said
of encouragement to students.
“There will be good careers, there’s
no doubt about
(Photos by Ryan Connell)
to the final two Human services student Sachi Keller, 19, and business management student Adam Fridenburg, 20, were selected as the final two at the CSI Idol competition on Oct. 13. Keller performed Impossible by Christina Aguilera and Fridenburg sang New York New York by Frank Sinatra. The two finalists will perform against each other at the CSI on Oct. 20.
great addition to By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY
Students meet once a
seeking advancement opportunities
to consider volun-
how to develop skills, new challenges and gain
By RYAN CONNELL
when donating money
Conestoga and new
Canada. They provide informaabout
Turner recommended the peer hosting program because
meeting new people, helps
working, improves health and instils It
a sense of value.
support, develop their
are willing to
that extra dis-
tance and are open to learning
and a desire
has been a
time jobs, as well as other activi-
Turner said many of the
learn about other people’s cus-
Others just like to help
community," she says.
at the college’s
enhances the quali-
communities by help-
ing to fund various agencies such as
how much money
raised each day during the
added to the
community, and more people
need to know that they are out
when people need
she said. "I think employers are really looking for students
have gone that extra step to do other
"That’s what those agencies do
and anybody who's used them has
uted to staff and faculty
at the col-
encouraging them to submit
donations to help Conestoga its
almost surprised, that
and they never even knew about
them before,” she do
says. “Well, they
and they get their funds
from United Way.”
do volunteer work.
“Most of our volunteers do because they want
program - a support and
Conestoga students connect with
from another culture.
The Conestoga College United Way Campaign
one and they enjoy meeting other peopld’,” she said.
get involved in the college
Turner talked about the peer
peer services to students their time to
WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR YOU!
information on them are posted in the
co-op and career services
as last year's so hope-
Pledge cards were also distrib-
be able to beat the mark
again this year,” Watts says.
Watts says she thinks more people are starting to use the services
kept our goal
Turner said reference
mmm mm usi
just an obligation, however.
also be donating
United Way. Conestoga Students
Halloween Bash on Oct. 28
donating the profits from the meal
cover charge proceeds from
ty of life in
food serve company, will be
kicks off Oct. 25 and runs until 5.
27 for $6. Chartwells, the cafete-
pus to accept donations to reach
booth will be
verbal references are available in
excellent addition to a resume,”
lasagna lunch will be served
can turn out to be more than
they have done something good
hours for their program.
responsibility and the feeling that
Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo
students need volunteer
six years, said
Conestoga peer services administrator for nearly
give to United
are busy with studies, part-
are actually using
important for people
be posted nearby for passersby to
ing because of time commitment.
need to be
chairperson, says that people
are also impressed
of student affairs
and Conestoga College’s United
College serves four United
Students often avoid volunteer-
However, Darcelle Watts, execu-
other people and feel an urge to
much time and has
to ensure the donations are being
the college's goal of $40,000.
conflict with school.
also taking part to help generate
selfish when it comes to money because they’re
in the college
and be involved
involved with various causes they
tions like United
Other areas of the college are
zation also monitors the agencies
classes or during lunch.
dence and self-esteem, helps
Canadian Red Cross. The organi-
dents are able to meet in between
tive assistant for the office
Selfishness normally isn't some-
hour with an international student
students’ futures, especially
selfish with United
— SPOKE, October
ST. By JENNIFER
more confident than
explore our surroundings.
of her summer vacation
mal and uninviting. But as we rounded the corner of a
the first sign of the
by the looks of aston-
of the building.
bling sights outside the small air-
in a desolate
could see for miles
impression, as the
Regardless of the wonder before
me, the stench of manure from the horse-drawn carriages by the
made Ebenezer Scrooge seem
The first kind face my dad and 1 saw was that of our local guide, Alya Ignatieva, who would escort
our group during our stay in the city. She paged a car and advised us
at Peterhof are
than being greeted
at the hotel
and their clothes old and shabby. Instead of jubilant Finnish street
churlish security guards.
contrast, the Russians looked poor
stood on the
roadside randomly stopping people
in antiquated vehicles.
only to be confronted by images of
decided to venture
walked into the smoke-filled air so thick it was difficult to breath, and asked the attendant, "May I use the computer?” “No, it’s down,” he replied
the most spectacular
tv Jennifer Ormstcn)
the world. Peterhof, one of Peter the
and black suits, was “warmly” received by large metal detectors and three
had not checked emails since arriving in Europe
friendly by comparison.
spend the day sightseeing until we met the group for dinner. As with my drive from the airport into Helsinki, u'as startled by the view. This time, however, the sights before me were not of scenic land-
the vibrant building
around were dilapidated buildings and an archaic landing strip. Russian customs did little
the Spilled Blood, erected
concern for our personal
Church of our Saviour on on the site of the bloody murder of Emperor Alexander II in 1881 by a
Petersburg were quickly dashed and to
rummaged through my bag
were topped with multicoloured onion-shaped domes. Mosaic panels depicting scenes from the New Testament surrounded the exterior
However, as our Finnair plane approached the runway, the trou-
that the tourists milling
dreams of an opulent
had ever seen
ishment and clicking of cameras
utes. During that time my thoughts were consumed by the uncertainty of meeting the tour group my father and would join for the next three
design unlike any
and uncommonly colourful church in front of me had a complex
from flight where I had spent a luxiourous few days wandering through lush parks and crowded squares, to St. Petersburg was pleasantly short: only 35 min-
prior experiences had
encountered as what descended into Russia.
travelling throughout the continent:
considered myself well versed in
Young men dressed in militia uniroamed the streets. The smell of gasoline mixed with vendor food made my stomach feel woozy. The buildings looked dis-
Europe. She has left Finland with her father to meet their tour group in St. Petersburg. Eastern
disappointed and nervous.
Jennifer’s travel series recounting
switched on the television
Chechnya, where a bomb had killed
The BBC informed me, now a wary and scared traveller, that
permeated through Russia. President Vladimir Putin had been reinaugurated the week before and his reign was fraught with problems, including high
unemployment rate. and Chechen
Thankfully a knock at the door my viewing short. My dad,
poverty rates, a more than 20 per
.H> (Koto by Jennifer Qnrston)
climb to the top of the golden
hold 14,000 patrons,
at St. Isaac’s Cathedral for is
an unbeatable view
only used on special occasions.
The main stainway that glitter as
you climb the
adorned with gilded carvings
— Page 13
OF STRIKING CONTRASTS So back to the hotel we traipsed, happy to be in Russia, blit seriousquestioning the local attitude.
That evening we met our group and tour guide for the first time. Joining us on our adventure were native New Yorkers John Hanks and Fran Condon, a couple in their 50s, and Massachusettsans Bob and Ursula Harper, a couple in their late 70s who had remark-
as the exterior, although
your way to the front door through the overbearing street vendors, selling everything from faux beaver-fur hats
knock-offs of handcrafted Russian
Matrushka dolls, was trickier than 1 had expected. However, once made my way through the immense doorway my patience was rewarded. Incandescent paintings and mosaics of moving biblical scenes framed in gold mouldings covered
red hair, uninhibited like her per-
the walls and ceilings, even into the
highest recesses of the dome.
Amber MedkitY. was woman in her 30s with
For better or for worse, the seven
The sound of high-heeled shoes
of us w'ould spend the next three
clanging against the marble floor
busy with touring beginning early in the
morning and cultural events
late into the
As we emerged from Peterhof,
was clear we had heatwave of Helsinki
Peter the Great, the
Russian version of the French exquisite
Peterhof were a sight to behold. Dozens of glittering gilded bronze
with water cascading around them lined the hill up to the majestic yellow grand palace. Walking through the lavishly fursculptures
nished rooms of the grandiose cas-
imagined the royalty who had immense chambers, surrounded by rare artwork, marble statues and crystal chandeliers. Even the walls were decorated with elaborate mouldings, the windows shielded by velvet drapes and the floors covered with precious mar-
lived in these
pinnacle of the arched roof,
wings open, a symbol of the Holy Spirit.
air in the building sent a
fathom why pro-
duction of this marvellous building
Through the windows,
a view of
the magnificent fountains,
Grand Cascade, could be
soon realized the stark contrast between the rich and poor had left a permaures
mark on me.
As we drove down swanky boulevards, like the famous Nevsky Prospect, we passed ostentatious statues, stately museums and highend stores. The money that had
adorned with diamonds.
Petersburg, for me, the goldenSt.
streets in a jalopy,
This forlorn woman’s poignant
was heart wrenching to hear and even harder to comprehend. The cruelness of some governmenstory
tal regimes made the tribulations of Canadian politics seemed as trivial as a passing cloud on an otherwise sunny day. It was with saddened spirits that our group parted ways with our brave guide and boarded the plane
Moscow. Only later,
other local guides,
meeting several I
acquainted with Alya.
She granted our group the
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
Pick up a copy of next week’s
Spoke as Moscow.
father stopped for a photo with a thirsty horse outside the
our Saviour on the Spilled Blood.
had harshly critithe disposition of most but maybe 1 had judged
to an our small
group about her home welled
her brown eyes as she
place, thus they
despite a bitter divorce.
window of our small
communal living. The one shining light in her life has been her son. She set aside
which in my estimation required shock absorbers. I could masterpiece
see this architectural
every ruble she could spare to send him to university in the United
has earned a
seemed like miles. As we approached realized it was even grander than 1 had
arship to a school in Oregon, where
columns lined the attention to the
kind in the world.
currently working towards his in
economics and holds two
part-time jobs. Sadly, they have not seen each
other in almost a decade.
Alya has applied for go to the United
several visas to
adorned the roof.
States; however, the Russian gov-
once the leading Russian Orthodox cathedral, was turned into a museum under the
ernment has refused each application on the basis that she does not have enough savings and investments to ensure her return to St. Petersburg. It fears she would for-
one of the lucky ones though: many less fortunate families were forced
the climax of the city tour.
not to think about
driving through graffiti-lined
with her ex-husband. Neither could
average person, clad
a place with
countless photo opportunities for
Alya how she deals with the separation.
brown crooked teeth. She lived in a humble apartment
be kept apart for so long. She asked
Hermitage, one of the most famous museums, houses a vast collection of Russian treasures worth millions of dollars. One horse blanket I saw was even
Peterhof was limited
began, her lips quivered, revealing
shaken by this tragic tale, was unable to comprehend how a mother and son could
seen and in the distance, the Gulf
of Finland was visible. as St.
opportunity to catch a glimpse of
As our time
see a dove suspended in the cupola
been spent beautifying the city
centre of the
had religiously studied the Weather Network for weeks prior to departing and all signs had indicated balmy weather. Hou'ever, as minute snowflakes sporadically fell from the sky, realized my wardrobe was inappropriate. With chattering teeth and frigid hands, wandered through the manicured gardens of this grand
stood directly beneath the
the bus at
what little money she has in her homeland to stay with her son in feit
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
a popular tourist attraction on account of its unique architecture. Depending on what translation book you read, the church goes by different names including Church of the Redeemer, Resurrection Church and Church of the Bleeding Saviour.
The Church of our Saviour on the Spilled Blood
— SPOKE, October
Moviegoers can buy more popcorn thanks to lower SilverCity prices By JASON
Sept. 10. Sherbin said the prices will
remain where they are
reason to raise them.
be pleased to
that SilverCity’s ticket prices
success of the
Reducing the price of tickets from a high of $13.50 to $9.95 for
adult general admissions
Sherbin said although the imple-
mentation of the $9.95 admission
price has been attracting people,
as an exceptional value.
movie at SilverCity was weekend matinees were and weekday matinees
that lowering the price will
takes the guesswork out of going to
implemented all across Canada, which has been successful in other
The new admission
Programming idle some interested
innovative software ideas.'
a saleable app or
was a little expensive to begin with,” Todd said. “So lowering their prices is great, it will get more “It
September 23 October 22
You have been questioning your
be sure you're following path
look into other
the prices are sig-
You know what you want your
on the horizon. It won't be without cost to your social life but is well worth the extra
James Hammond, a second-year
relations student, said she thinks ticket
be a little more sensitive to the people around you who may have good ideas as well.
towards reaching that goal.
on are controversial. Try
compensate for the lowered admission prices. The pricing of snacks, for example, is based on the price given by the suppliers. Megan Todd, a second-year pubgreat that
Hewitt said she goes to Cineplex
said he will
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just like SilverCity,” Hewitt said.
look good on the resume.
an economically viable business. Share in equity. Worst case,
screen and the great sound there,
Sherbin said none of the other
because we don’t have that kind of finances while we’re going to school,” Hewitt said. “So when we
be able to evaluate the success of the new admission price once more
too high for students to go
According to Cineplex Odeon and Galaxy Cinema’s website, ticket prices are $8.95 for general admission and $6.50 for children and
However, he said
nificantly cheaper than SilverCity.
there haven’t been as
You have been in
seen in “the past three or four years.”
lowered their prices, she prefers to
September has been one of worst Septembers SilverCity has
interesting that SilverCity has
the movies,” Sherbin said. "It’s a
”1 think the pricing in SilverCity
the movies that
to theatres, they
go to Cineplex Odeon on Fairway Road.
$10.75 were $8.75.
be evaluated and decisions will
sion to a
Sherbin, manager of cor-
even though attract people
Prior to Sept. 10, general admis-
attempt by SilverCity to bring more people to their theatres.
Week of Oct.
broadcasting student, said although it’s
as time progresses, the
have been lowered.
until there is
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“It’s a great place to watch a movie, the seats are great, the sound is great, the screens are
had complaints about; it was a pricey to watch a movie.”
Cale Finn, a third-year broadcasting student, said his only complaint about SilverCity is their high friends are like
crackers and cheese.
have them separately but not the
Generally you are a happy
week you feel away from
thing to brag about and you
should adjust your attitude
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Former Blue Jay pitcher and television analyst dies By JON
Sportsnet analyst was scheduled to
The Toronto Blue Jays baseball season
John Cerutti, unex-
game with comRob Faulds but he did not
call the Jays’ final
end Oct. 3 former pitcher and teleto a tragic
medical workers where his body
was found. Blue Jays president Paul Godfrey on the TSN website that
searched by police and emergency
Cerutti’s career stats
Claudia, and their three children,
Drafted 21st overall by
the Toronto Blue Jays
After joining the Blue Jays in
Pitched six years
and spent six seasons with the club.
respectable 3.94 earned run aver-
229 games with the Jays and
the Detroit Tigers.
Posted a 49-43 win-loss
seasons as the
Had an 3.94 earned
was considered by many
to be an excellent pitcher
Blue Jays colour commentator for CBC before spending the last three
had a career with a
Blue Jay pitcher and commenwas found dead in his
Jays and the Detroit
1983 he helped win the American League East titles in '85 and ’89
21st overall, in 1981. in
Daniel, Nicole and Janine.
The Albany, N.Y. •
of natural causes and foul play was
outstanding commentator for the
Blue Jays. Through his accom-
plishments he was an even better
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— SPOKE, October
Rugby team hoping Would By KATE BATTLER
dreaming of a gold the Ontario College is
championship tournament, Oct. 30 and 3 Assistant coach Geoff Moskalyk says the team is hoping for a third1
place finish in the standings so they don't have to face the Seneca Sting the
missed the 2-point conversion kick for the fourth time in a row.
The Condors came try
Seneca went on
game and how they
Moskalyk says game was prob-
The Condors scored
the first time
Seneca has not been a game. The Sting have
"There were some good runs,
good rucking, good tackling by the forwards and a good game overall," says Moskalyk. “The boys put all their heart into the game and it showed by how they played today.”
After conceding the hard-fought
team has played all year, even though
leading to three straight victories the
against the Sting.
also not lost a
with a kick to go up 3-0.
got off to a good start in their
win the game
30-8 but the Condors put up quite a fight considering the number of
“The boys put heart into the
version kick as well,
of their own. scored by Russel Wykes, but missed the con-
To start off the second half Seneca scored another try but
The Conestoga Condors men's rugby team
third-place finish to avoid
a gold rush
ranked Seneca, the
Seneca came back and proceeded to score three trys during the remainder of the first half, yet they failed on all three conversion kicks
Condors are hoping to pull out a win over the current secondranked team. the Mohawk
leaving the score at 15-3 to finish
Hespeler secondary Cambridge.
the first half.
Mountaineers, on Oct. 23
(Photo by Kate Battler)
Parkhili runs the bail against the
down by a Seneca
Sting, Oct. 5, while
teammate Matt Caudle gets taken
Alternative leagues falter during lockout By
10 Manitou Dr <
— Monday —
$2.50 burgers $5.00 burger and Blue
— $3 bottles
problems than anticipated. The World Hockey Association (WHA) and Original Stars Hockey League (OSHL) planned to give hockey fans another way to enjoy the game, but financial problems have already ensued. The was hoping to begin a
Nick Vaccaro attempted to transfer the trademark rights to an
$3.50 pints $5.99 fish & chips special
Live classic rock entertainment every Friday
and Saturday Coming soon
nite (no cover)!
NTN and OBI
WHA season, one minimum
a.m. to 2 a.m. daily
a ticket to see
the rejection of a $7. 5-mill ion
stated the league
contract offer by
hockey phenom, Sidney Crosby.
The last attempt ed from 1972 although
allow teams such as the Oilers,
after witnessing smaller
than anticipated preseason crowds.
to begin Oct.
ticket prices to
hockey with no two-line pass rule, no-touch icing, and line changes
However, on Sept. 2 1 OSHL president, Randy Gumbley, postponed all
and has lowered
OSHL press release
Oct. 9, an
to six dif-
Whalers and merge with the
not the only
pool of the
league, since fans are paying $34 to
7 preseason opener
only 2,176 spectators
watched Toronto beat Detroit 163, and then on Sept. 20, a few hundred fans saw Boston defeat Montreal 14-1 1, in Brampton, Out. Such poor attendance may be 1
being made on-the-fly. Instead of
power plays, opposing teams were to be awarded penalty shots.
NHL players committed to OSHL include Dan Cloutier of
Vancouver Canucks, Scott Gomez of the New Jersey Devils, Mike Comrie of
trophy winner. Andrew Raycroft of the Boston Bruins, as
60 other NHL players. and Although both the OSHL hope to fill in during the well as
be the only place
America where hockey fans can watch
Nordiks, pulled out on Aug. 27
team could not meet
WHAT financial The Hamilton
Originally. Quebec, Hamilton and Dallas were also supposed to field teams for the league, but all three were forced to fold while everything was coming together.
requirements. franchise did not
have an arena to play
Currently there are only five teams short of the league
obstacle to overcome.
confirmed for the
in relation to the talent
alternative league to postpone their
Sept. 30, league co-founder
attributed to the high cost of tickets
Aside from the franchises backing out, another blow to the league
year's scheduled season, however,
not exist this year.
ice this year.
$3 bar shots
most recent team to exit the league on Sept. 29 when Belfour and business partner, Rick Munro, decided they could not have a team in a
Dec. 26. Instead, the league has been in turmoil and will likely not get on the
but have experienced
29 cent wings
leagues hoped to
an entire season,
as they could not attain a secure
Copps Coliseum. The Dallas Americans, co-owned by Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender, Ed Bel four, became the lease with
Specials are available at the Kitchener location only
(Photo by Brent Gerhart)