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— No. 22
$490,000 RYAN CONNELL
CSI Conestoga College has added a
fee to students’ tuition
order to offer more servic-
es to the students.
with the priority fee
assisting in funding their advertis-
advertising on Conestoga’s radio
The college decided that
what CSI can offer.” be benefitting
required to pay a mandatory fee of $40 per semester or $80 per annum that would be collected as a stu-
got out of the business of funding
dent priority fee.
part of a partnership
formed between the college and Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) to
support student success.
they had hoped to do for students
because of the lack of funds. "Despite the fact that the college
be coming out of
fees that students also
Harris said the $25,000 in adver-
was a small amount
spective to how much they were helping with the fund. “It was simply something they (CSI) wanted, and for us it
($25,000) was a very minor thing,” he said.
The monetary support
traditionally provided peer sende-
seen at the college
year such as CSI’s
he thinks the
should be spent.
the college that
By ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI
with writing, reading and
dispute between two students
living in residence lead to threats
Residence and Conference Centre after having a few drinks at the Toga Party held at
Cornelius, 21, said he
Cornelius coming again.
ombudsperson or extra
with writing alone, would go a
counsellors for Student Services.
executive director of Student
the process of being
hired through a hiring committee
and the expense of his or her hiring will be covered through the priority fee. The college will be assuming the entire expense of the position once cash flow is resumed.
By DESIREE FINHERT
offered. “It takes
people and people cost
the voice of the students. it would be immature to management wouldn't know where to invest in the college,” Falconer said, “but I do think in the same way that it’s a one-sided perspective with management
n’t hurt to
it wouldhave another perspec-
every thing, so
end it’s staffed by professionals, and its not inexpensive.” he said. Despite the $500,000 deficit that the college
Sacret, a witness to the inci-
the situation esca-
“I think the
a profile on the 25th,” said
The University of Guelph town
become involved in situations where someone’s safety is in jeopardy or if problems arise that cannot be controlled by residence staff. “This doesn’t happen often,” he said. The incident shouldn't have escalated
Continued on Page 3
due before the round-table
meeting and a round-table discussion on Oct. 29, 18 board mem-
discussion on Oct. 29
bers pulled out their post-second-
workbooks and penis
70 people in the and Kitchener-
Laurier University, only five days
board of governors’ meet-
The round-table discussion
a review but
private event for
format,” said Tibbits.
But the board was positive. Board member John Keating said the review process was exciting. “The fact that the government, government, has the Liberal appointed Rae is amazing,” said Keating. “The first documents we see out of the Rae Commission
issues outlined in the post-second-
ary review workbook. Ten representatives from
regarding the Rae Review work-
The general manager of
dence, John Kobylnik, said police
In preparation for the
and corporate secretary Helena Webb said the commission knew one meeting would be held at a uni-
not go into the operating budget.”
book. “It’s unfortunate we’re scrambling. We never thought we’d have to complete a work-
goes towards services that
enhance student success, so
gave the other to us,” said Webb at the board of governors’ meeting on
Director of the president’s office
on Nov. 24.
who took a statement from both McDonald and made
us with a
Waterloo community to discuss the
also be hosting a
the situation again and a call
an opportunity for us to give
money cannot be used
Conestoga on Nov. 25
better for students, in the
College president John Tibbits thinks that the decision to hold the
is spent is imporbecause they are considered
“So, to be politically correct, they
Conestoga College will be hosting one of the town hall
the priority fee
an excellent one.
each other and making
money so it’s not ‘things’ that we’re talking about to make things
said their involvement about
threatening me, saying,
Rae Review coming
way in helping students overcome the problems they are having long
Harris said the college used to have a learning lab for a brief period that was successful and they need to consider bringing it back and expanding the services that it
and were pushing
each other around," he
was just trying to threaten Cornelius. “It was still wrong and I am not trying to justify what I did,” he said. “I wasn't thinking and I was
McDonald said he had just home from the Toga party and was on his. way to bed when he
think this particular centre, starting
kept yelling and
Cornelius said they both started
such as a
and began yelling.
steak knife hidden up his sleeve,” he said. "He was threatening to stab Cornelius in the throat.” McDonald said he was never planning on using the knife and that he
to control the situation
McDonald) came out of
door and saw a couple of kids including Cornelius and that's when the yelling started,” he said.
stumbling down the hallways knocking on random doors when all of a sudden a guy (Curtis
creation of a student centre, and
and sent the students to their rooms. McDonald said he was heading back to his room when he saw
heard the knocking.
one of the biggest problems that students have in college is the ability to write,” he said. “I
said he didn’t recall
After hearing the yelling, staff
to tutor in various subjects.
I am not racist at he said. “I was talking like a drunken idiot and I didn't mean
enhance student retention, working to centralize student services, a system to identify high-risk students who might be failing,
enhancing the by bringing in a on an ongoing basis
intended use,” including services
yelled at me,
making the racial comment few friends confirmed it.
security services to the college, the
“Just to be clear,
that the fee is being "envisioned as
res despite knife threat
Harris said he has a lot of his
of his plans include a
Harris said there are
peer services and they were
coming out of
Last year they donated $3,000
needs to be done,” Harris said. The fee has already helped with
es will also be
Ashley Sheppard (left) and Connie Vanderknyff sing a song they wrote called When Eat Fish at the Musical Mocktails event at the residence Oct. 19. See Page 7 for additional photo. First-year students
into various services, there’s insuf-
funds to do
already invests millions of dollars
will, in fact,
the priority fee rather than the
free of charge
be charged the cost of adver-
student affairs Fred Harris said the college is underfunded and they haven't been able to do everything
and therefore, for the students free
beginning of September was 6,130 which means the student priority fee about should generate •
college's enrolment at the
important that CSI
“I think it’s
with Conestoga’s official position
encourage me enormously." Continued on Page 3
— SPOKE, November
Now deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by
students from events
residence are underage, accounting for 40 per cent of the resi-
do you look like?
students are unhappy with
Conestoga Students decision
make some of
events restricted to students 19 and over.
The choice was made
underage drinking and to reduce congestion in the Sanctuary so that there would be less students turned away from attending the events. CSI will be alternating between making their events 19plus only and all ages. The Halloween blow-out bash was restricted to students who were 19 and over only. Eighteen-year-old Rob
second-year marketing student, says he feels it’s disa
from an event "It’s simply people who because CSI’s
concern wasn’t even
was just about making more money
could drink and
2003, there were
5,943 full-time students enrolled
the college, with 17 per cent of the
population under the age of 19.
There were 6,130 enrolled in the college this year as of September 2004. Information won’t be
until sometime this November about how many under-
age students are currently attending
John McMahon, 22,
on campus at Residence and
Conference Centre are some of the most frequent students to attend CSI events because they live so close to the college. This year, approximately 205 students in
“Elaine from Seinfeld it’s
By JON YANEFF 1 7,
business management studies
Three business administration operations and materials manage-
Conestoga College relumed from San Diego,
Calif. Oct. 18 after
Taye Diggs because have I
longer hair but
tend to Cruise.”
broadcasting radio and television
underage, a copy of their student card is kept on file and they are banned from any events for about
underage students get an “x” on their hands.
and over and couldn’t get in (because the Sanctuary was filled to capacity),”
“It’s a bal-
ancing act so
we thought we
time with 19 and
and see if we still get similar complaints from people standing in line and complaining about (underage students) taking up the like,
underage students should be penalized because some students are not obeying the rules. He says CSI should be creating better methods to avoid underage drinking or
cheaper tickets to the event in advance so that they could estimate how many students would be
and know how much
they require students to
sign a waiver saying they won’t
drink underage. If the students do not pick up their identification
end of the evening, it is then assumed that they were drinking
Toronto Hamilton be legal
age to attend alcohol pub nights, with the exception of their entertainment events which have guests such as hypnotist Tony Lee. They do hold dry events that the underage students are able to attend.
Boomsma have fees
keeps students’ identification cards at the doors of their alcohol events.
Thunder Bay operates dating those students
a month. At their all-ages events,
conference presentations and personal and professional development sessions. They met with
feels he should only pay a portion of his CSI he is not welcome at all of
the events they hold.
somebody else to go to have a good time when I’m not even eligible to go?”
speakers, networked with confer-
ence attendees and visited
and educational session
was also they serve as room
assigned conference said
helped her grow professionally. “I
operations industry, radio frequen-
cy identification (RFID),” she said.
These systems are used
form that included a section that asked why they thought they should be chosen to attend. More than 80,000 individual and corporate
with APICS. They promote professional awareness
and develop and
agers in business, industry and the public sector.
During the conference Oct. 1013,
of the the
management teacher who recommended Pattison. Harrow materials
and Donkersgoed all apply for the scholarship, said going to the international conference is a tremendous opportunity. “At the conference you have
or smart labels on book spines
best speakers in the field and
Old Town San Diego trolley tour that went to different places throughout the historic gas
Overall, the three students had a
ent of a
side the classroom and to see
companies run,” said Harrow. “You get to meet professionals from around the world such as Italy. South Africa and India," said Pattison. “I definitely
2004 graduate at the
named the recipi$500 US APICS Student
San Diego. of learning out-
of the program, wasn’t ference but was
“The students can
make networking contacts across Canada and when job opportunities come up the students are thought of
great time at the conference and in
“It's a great
impacts the students professional-
about San Diego. They took the
items as the gas station speed pass
Donkersgoed originally applied the
Tracey Lopers, an operations and experience
ference the students learned a lot
students apply for the program.”
and Harrow Pattison, Donkersgoed are all in their final year of the program and, in addition to having academic success,
educate materials resource man-
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
In addition to learning at the con-
to look like Elvis
Conestoga students from the pro-
“Why should be paying for somebody else to go to have a good time when
Societies Control (APICS) scholars. This was the
a matter also of
conference of APICS. the educa-
Karen Pattison, Ashley Harrow and Bonnie Donkersgoed each received a $350 US award, naming them American Production and
take different approaches to han-
to control the illegal drink-
arships to the annual international
tional society for resources
Students win conference scholarships
CSI’s general manager Judy Dusick says they had to remove many students from the past Toga Party event who were drinking underage so they needed to find a
over to see what the turnout
Sanctuary reaches capacity, the rest of the people in line would be turned away because they didn’t jump to purchase tickets beforehand. Other colleges' student unions
favouritism for the are
from attending the 19-
second-year marketing student
because of his age.
about the people
blessed with good
is required to monitor the underage drinking. Leftover tickets could then be purchased at a
Voluntary Service Award.
nizes that, while she was a student,
she was an active participant
student chapter and in regional parent chapter activities, school organizations,
— Page 3
Education system ‘medieval’ Continued from Page 1 Former premier Bob Rae was commissioned by Premier Dalton McGuinty to do a post-secondary review after the May budget was released.
needs of the 21st century."
private round-table discus-
a precursor to the Nov. 25
meeting. There are a
of 17 scheduled town
which began across Ontario beginning of October when a discussion paper. Higher Expectations for Higher Education, ings,
Conestoga has been labouring under a substantial deficit as a result of no increase in per-student funding, no funding for recently
support staff contracts and chronic under funding. Conestoga’s deficit is cur-
released. Town hall meetings have already being held in Ottawa, Hamilton, Sudbury, Thunder Bay. North Bay and Niagara-on-thc-
ondary education system will recommend changes both to structure and funding. Tibbits said colleges and universities arc feeling the
pinch and no
one would argue that the education system doesn't need more funding. ‘‘We have a vision and believe I
community and students best. And Rac has, in fact, pointed this out. The universithat vision serves the
ty vision is
best to serve the
meetings between Rac and Ontario college presidents have been very tense and have turned into shouting matches.
findings and answer questions.
Ontario residents are being encouraged by the review board to attend the public meetings or submit their opinions by mail or email.
president Justin Falconer
plans to transport students to and from the town hall meeting in
Guelph on Nov. 24. The town hall meeting on Nov. 25 will be held Recreation Centre.
The Rae Review
college and university,
dark aged.” vision
increase a student’s ability to trans-
from a college to a university and have the university recognize credits gained at the college. "This system is honestly medieval. It does not reflect the fer
www.raereview.on.ca, or by calling 1-866-392-1261. The workbook
can be completed by anyone, and is available online. It can be filled out online, or a hard copy can be requested from Postsecondary Review Secretariat. 2 Bloor St. W., Ste. 700, Toronto, Ont.. 3R1 It can be returned by fax to 416323-6895 or mailed to the above
stupid." he said.
"I’m sure he had his reasons for
what he did but
could have been
worse. Luckily no one got hurt."
said he wrote a letter
of apology to Cornelius and they
in person and shook hands. "At the time I was just being stu-
pid. There's no problem or tension between us now," he said.
Cornelius said he
to a different
from me. thought weird," he said. I
was kind of
such as this one,
where a student could be evicted, an incident report is completed and reviewed by residence staff and security
Through consultation with both
"Eve been very pleased with my experience so far," he said, sitting in the office previously occupied by A1 Hunter, who retired in October.
attended two sessions so
away work involved with
The SIU is a branch of the attorney general’s office that investigates cases where a person is killed or seriously injured,
said the position
ing, but involved a lot
“You get a page and are told to go to Napanee as soon as possible,’’ he said.
in the health
safety office, he signed on.
granted interviews with the centre forensics
said, noting this sys-
better for investigations
Brown said he regularly deals with CSI and Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre committees with good interaction. “It has been a very positive overall experience. You can feel the energy when you come into this
health and safety and security and
parking as one,” he said.
too soon to say
tough to really make a com-
mitment to any changes right now, you need to get a better idea of operations,” he said.
He said security will probably have more areas for growth coming
said he accepted the position
with the SIU, and worked there
bined under safety and security
bation, or the student
fine or a suspension.
By JUSTIN BASTIN
vide a positive experience for stu-
nothing to sneeze at
With cold and us again
punishment can be confusing. "We're trying to correct something
has become essential
measures protect themselves and others. students
Whether you’re healthy
measures you can take to
ensure optimal health. Trish Weiler, a nurse
said students are at a
without punishing the person," he
up diseases, espewith colds and flus because
that is not an accepted
has a program to
bad person," he
clove form. Pills can be bought any pharmacy.
defence against the is, of course, to limit exposure to others while
The cold and
from October to April but December. This is danfor people writing gerous midterms and especially exams. As most students know, it is next in
spread of illness
who are home and rest,”
ety of cold and flu medications on
“Taking time to let your body recoup is the best medicine.” There are certain symptoms to look for which let you know it’s time to get outside help for your
to impossible to obtain a decent
grade while battling a bad cold.
easier to pick
gle at large.” she said.
high risk of getting sick due to the nature of their living situation.
a high populace of
horse or just plain hoarse there
whole concept of
“They (residence students) living with
of course, a huge vari-
alternative to these
Garlic, an herb found in
Flu shots will be available in
from Nov. 16-18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m and on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Health
She also said students in residence are at the highest risk of infection because they tend to travel a lot and live with people
range of infections such as a cold.
across from Student Services.
and anti-microbial meaning is
helping a wide
or are having difficulty breathing
you should see a physician.
ted,” she said.
the security aspect of Conestoga.
up, and that he
the deficit the college faces.”
Now, rather than having two management level positions, security and health and safety are com-
tions unit (SILT),” he said.
because the offices
work so closely. “One of the issues
“One of the reasons the health
there will be any major changes to
and safety issues.
"We’ve found a lot of areas between heallh and safety and security that had overlapping
Insurance Board claims,
work placement, and general health
“I sent out
building.” he said, adding he works with exceptional people.
However, he left after a cutback in hours, and began searching for another job.
His job entailed keeping track of of accidents, reports, dealing with Workplace Safety statistics
said the great thing about
code of conduct is a specific action by a student may be a criminal offence but the college can deal with it under the code. "It leaves it a lot more open to try to deal with the behaviour and not just punish the individual," he said. A student may be punished under the code of conduct in several different ways including a conduct agreement, which is a form of pro-
abide by the contract, he will be
Rob Brown, head of
of conduct panel meeting where it was decided he would be put on a behavioural contract. If he does not expelled, said
complete and a diploma to get and it's the job of the college to make that happen, said Brown. "People on occasion make bad
a student code
as an opportunity to get
As a result of McDonald attended
be watching the
college, and the special investiga-
strong input," he said.
McDonald said under his conit recommends he take anger management and alcoholism counselling
2003, before taking a position Doon campus of Conestoga as health and safety co-ordinator.
made, Kobylnik said. "Everyone has input but the residence is college property so if the college wanted something to go a certain way, they would have is
ranging from uniformed work to crime scene investigation, is Conestoga’s head of safety and security servic-
and from attending any licensed events held by Conestoga Students
residence and the college, a decision
opened up a few years ago with physical resources at the Waterloo campus of Conestoga, and he took
safety and security services. is
Conestoga College has a new head of security. Rob Brown, who has 25 years
Continued from Page 1 was just two drunk kids being
(Photo by Tim Murphy)
Security gets a
a final report and
The discussion paper, information on upcoming town hall meet-
separate worlds with almost no transferability between
to explain the task force's
dations to the premier
be redesigned. Bill
be over the
think the system, that the
vision." said Tibbits.
of Ontario’s post-sec-
— SPOKE, November
Hate shouldn’t be tolerated The president of
Canadian Islamic Congress (CIC), who offend-
ed many people with his comment about adult er
a public apology.
appeared on the Oct. 19 Michael Coren Show, an
Ontario current affairs show, as part of a panel discussion on terrorism
and said any
over the age of 18 was a legitimate target for
adult Israelis are required to serve
in the military.
are part of the Israeli army, even if they have civilian clothes,”
who is also a professor at the University of Waterloo, many people from the Jewish and Muslim communities who
such a prominent figure would condone the
killing of civilians.
and "misunderstood" and
remarks were “regrettable”
he was just simply relaying the views of
most Palestinians, not his own personal
Critics find this hard to believe since he
an interview with the Globe and Mail.
“The use of
clear in promot-
ing hate and supporting terrorism,” said Frank Dimant. executive vicepresident of a Jewish advocacy group, in an article in the National Post.
The offended groups
are dismissing the explanation as half-hearted
and insincere. They say
was not an
outright apology and are
he resign as the president of the CIC.
member of the Muslim Canadian Congress, comment “an act of cowardice” in the article.
Tarek Fatah, a founding called Elmasry ’s
blame of and he said,
offensive to the Palestinians that he has shifted the
mistake and immoral attitude towards Israelis
I’m not saying
this, this is a
sounds like Elmasry
national president, is
Perhaps Elmasry should have thought twice before making those
the president of a very influential
what he did could
CIC, said they adopted
does not permit any form
convincingly endorse anti-ter-
so adamant that his
not reflect his
views, then he should stand up and apologize to the Palestinians also
do not share
He wrongfully spoke
voices and they should be allowed to use them.
CIC’s reputation through the
someone who doesn’t
group of people and go against his
own organization's policies. Hatred between people is bad enough and when someone, especially an influential leader like Elmasry, makes a hateful
department of the largest
corporation in the world, and
Not pushing dogs into
am 20 years am not “a
Why am and
getting a college educa-
young children It’s
bane of the elderly
Yes, despite the fact tain a positive n’t include
baggy jeans, chains and still
games, or supplying you with the
weekly news important the region,
next dose of heroin and
anybody would pierce replies, as
and telephone number contacted
of the writer. Writers will
inside, regardless of
through their face.
the 1960s could provide.
So, the next time city
council, I’m quite regularly inter-
Doritos and the lamest $6 movie
the unique snowflake that every-
ring in her purchase of
While covering Waterloo
judging a person with a tattoo
or piercing, keep in mind, there’s
members of council mayor himself. Despite the
weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College
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don’t judge a
similar to a snake, people are people.
tion that turns their tongues into ones
to retort to this
question with an inquiry as to
Whether people choose
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Without dragging an old cliche
is published and produced
letters to the
should be signed and include the
woman who reeks
I’m regarded as a professional, and my self-expression doesn't
perfume, with earrings dragging
must be beating up old
at the atrocity
ing from the
combination of gin and dime-store
image, which does-
who judges my appearance, and who doesn’t. “Why would you do that to your-
lip ring. I
Working in retail and journalism, meet all types of people, young, old, wealthy, poor, famous, and unknown. But it’s amazing just
Honourable Herb Epp staring
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He has already dragged the mud. Maybe it’s time for a new president,
occasional inane question regarding
anybody label such an outstanding young man who holds down two
not the view of
leader says something that supports the very opposite?
thing he has the authority, to do. Valiante, national vice-president of the
But why, oh why, you ask, would
every Palestinian and speaking for every Palestinian
an anti-terrorist policy statement after 9/1
group and saying
affect people’s perception of Palestinians.
should not have
"The explanation doesn’t seem satisfactory at all. He’s now saying he’s summed up the views of Palestinians, not his own. That doesn’t seem fair to the Palestinians.”
The Canadian Jewish Congress
does he know?
in the article
widely-held Palestinian view.’
There are a few things
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Majority of students lather
Although study shows proper techniques are not being used By
carry hundreds of germs.
being washed away and not trailing
your hands after going to the bathroom? Fifteen per cent of girls and 7 per cent of boys
up your arm, said Vanderknyff. "Also make sure hands do not come in contact, rinse your hands
tributors in public settings.
Do you wash
use the college washrooms
washrooms the week of Oct. 18. It was noted that 62 per cent of girls and 6 per cent of boys wash their
really like to collect
hands using soap and water after
Connie Vanderkn yff,
The remaining 23 per cent of and 22 per cent of boys rinse hands using only water.
scary enough, the sur-
If that isn't
vey also shows
zero per cent of
using the proper germ-killing techniques.
Connie Vanderknyff, student
19. a nurs-
trained on proper hand washing techniques used in hospitals to protect doctors and nurses from microorganisms. Approach the sink and adjust the
temperature of the water to luke
too hot or too cold
and rub the front, back and side of your palms, wrists and forearms five times, said the first-year nursing student. sure to also clean under
your fingernails, germs really
to collect there,” she said.
offer toilet scat covers and automat-
sensor flushing and taps but few have touch-free automatic doors. ic
Vanderknyff said she has wit-
mits bacteria,” she said. is
important to avoid touching
tap and door handles because they
HANDWASHING FACTS More than 60 per cent of Conestoga students use soap and water after using the washroom • More than 20 per cent rinse with only water •
100 per cent don’t follow
away make a down-
washrooms, including the students who didn’t wash their hands. Gross!
nessed students leaving the college
sure the water
made contact when exiting the
your elbow and also use your elbow to dispense paper towel. Pat your hands dry, dispose of the paper towel and then use your elbow again to retrieve a fresh piece of paper towel to touch any door handles, said Vanderknyff. "The paper towel must be dry because a wet paper towel trans-
er using plenty of friction for at
with the handles
After rinsing, turn the tap off
and forearms, apply soap and 10 to
and bathrooms in the college, you have to come in contact with door handles. One hundred per cent of students Ironically, in order to enter
bathrooms without washing their hands properly or at all. With all the germs floating around it can be extremely dangerous. “It
would take only
three days for
a pandemic disease to affect the entire
is trailing in
off of your hands.
travel,” she said.
19, said a lot
of students wash their hands but
most of them
just rinse with water.
“Some people walk
your hands,” she
will dry out
"If the water it
exit all the
using the college
one of the top germ
washing their hands at all but they try to do it unnoticed,” she said. “Sometimes it’s hard to get to a sink.”
Whatever a person’s reason for not washing his or her hands, everyone in the public can suffer the conflus
contagious diseases are
spread through contact
So, the next time you use the washrooms, remember, something as simple as washing your hands can greatly reduce the risk of spreading germs around the college.
(Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)
washroom isn’t the only time you should wash your hands. Experts recommend you also scrub up after handling money and before eating. After using the
Psychic offers glimpse
students given answers that range from sarcastic to surprising By JEN
Have you ever wanted to know what lies ahead of you? Who you’re going to marry?
complete your pro-
where he Sanctuary answered any three questions students wanted to ask him. I was one
stage with Valkos.
on the waited and
watched him give other students their psychic readings,
never asked to hold students’ hands or personal possessions to get a
sense of their energy. l
to a psychic before but
didn't think Valkos
my reading, Valkos, wear-
However, Leanne (Photo by Justin Bastin)
for real, but
of those students.
She also said she wasn’t sure
Valkos, a psychic entertainer,
have been guessed by
year public relations student, said she thought Valkos was too vague.
answered for free. Conestoga Students Inc. invited
waited in line for about 30 min-
Valkos and what
the opportunity to have their ques-
he said to
Many people have questions about their future and on Oct. 19 students at Conestoga College had
Brenna Flynn, a
relations student, said she isn't sure
children you will have? Will you
my psychic reading. However, wasn't the only person unim-
First-year journalism student Leanne Stelker gets her fortune from visited the Sanctuary on Oct. 19. ing
was almost slouched
danced around my compliments and
in his chair
to joke with
very broad answers. The three questions
and immediately began me. This set me at ease, because I was a little nervous that he might know what I was thinking
During my reading, Valkos was very vague and never really
my questions directly. He
Valkos were: Will
asked I be successful?
after college? Will
there be any big surprises in
Valkos, a psychic that
any of you reading this couldme. He also gave me some answers as a joke that actually that
half to death.
were not answers a young girl like myself wanted to hear, since they were about an unplanned nitely
She said Valkos told her she was on the right path in her career. “I was pretty convinced,” she “He seemed to really know said. what he was doing.” ing.
Stelker, a first-
year journalism student, said she was pleased with her psychic read-
may be the real thing, but wouldn’t go to him for another reading. I think I’d rather wait and Valkos
future holds for
going to some stranger
— SPOKE, November
Conestoga’s got a star Business management student By STEPH BAULK
he was absolutely speechless after
good singer, but I think Sachi also had what it took to win the competi-
doing two different types of genres,
than 200 students crowded
Sanctuary to watch the two
Franklin, then slowed
Idol finalists battle
place in the competition on
sang two songs of their
hopes of impressing the judges and winning the grand prize of $500 of recording time at Cyber Audio Studios, a trip for two to Quebec City and a chance to reprechoice
other competitors in order to into the Idol final.
Fridenburg said he plans to use his
time with Cyber
take his band.
he has been
everybody else’s eyes. Jiminez said she thought the event went really well.
was very surprised at the numwho were interested, since it was the first time we ever did this, but I was really happy with "I
ber of people
audience was really
Jiminez said she was not only happy with the participation of those
the fact that they did
involved in the competition but with
you just you want to
you can sing and you’re I think you should give it
a lot of respect, he said.
“I think the
were coming from,” he said. Master T said he thought it was Fridenburg’s song choices that gave him the slight edge over
their first song.
stage and talked about what he
it was like MuchMusic. The VJ said it was hard to judge the competition coming into it at
doing now, and what
working (Photo by Steph Baulk)
the CSI Idol
the very end, but the judges did a
of the first-ever
good job paring two vocalists.
to the last
was surprised with it just shows we mature crowd of stu1
have a really
dents this year.” it
“There was so much talent," she said. “And honestly, going into it and right until the end, didn't
more unique,” said the was a really close com-
that’s a little it
the thing that
everyone has to understand.” He said he would definitely come back to Conestoga next year to help
judge the next CSI Idol
competition. “I think the Idol
After the two finalists performed
judging the competition right from,
audience participation as well.
tough to do what Adam did without a full band, and I think
for the competition
where the performers
with yourself as well,” he said.
speaker for the
anything else though,” he said.
Master T, a former MuchMusic video jockey (VJ), came to Conestoga as a guest judge and
the intermission then
said Fridenburg. “It’s going to be
Nichole Jiminez, CSI events programmer, Steve Wagner, of Cyber Audio Studios, and Trudy Kowan, a dance teacher and stu-
was probably more nervous
performance across the board,
never wavering," said Wagner.
College or university crowds are
he has given a consis-
traditionally tough crowds, but they
with some pretty catchy stuff,”
on Oct. 20. Fridenburg took home the
now and we’ve come up
be a singer and performer. “I mean, you also have to be
record a couple of their songs.
time being a judge for a competition at a college so
brought him the CSI Idol
The new CSI
start to finish
with for about two years now, and
Fridenburg’s performances that
Cyber Audio Studios
tough to get a lot of songs recorded in the time we have, but at least we’ll get a demo out there and maybe send it out to a couple of producers or venues and get
But if he’s got the determination and the drive then I think he can be successful.”
performance across the
been with a band and
of this business and
haven't even been in
“I’ve been with the boys for a
Fridenburg, 20, battles
start to finish
we’ve been practising and practic-
a couple of years now,” he
takes a lot of determination,”
has given us a consistent honoured
the recording time.
ing, just looking for a
ing, said if he sticks with it he might have what it takes to be a big
he said. “Tve seen people chewed
but both were really great.”
of talent," he said. “I’m just
and then compete against eight it
Fridenburg said he
for her to get
so happy to have won.”
ner of the competition.
think she’s going to
was Fridenburg who showed he was no loser, after it was announced he was the winBut
singing Respect by Aretha
Whitney Houston’s Love You.
thought they both had very
unique and distinct personalities,” he said. “They were obviously
offer when he sang Loser by Three Doors Down, and That’s Life by Frank Sinatra.
Fridenburg, a 20-year-old
was over. I’m a good performer and
Fridenburg showed what he had business
just going to
grow and keep
and bigger and that’s something I would like to be a part of,” said Master T. Wagner, of Cyber Audio Studios, said as soon as he saw Fridenburg and Keller perform he knew they would be in the finals. “They have an amazing presting bigger
“Adam’s got a voice
ence,” he said. that projects ty shines
and Sachi’s personali-
through into her music.”
Fridenburg with his studio record-
know who would
Jiminez said since the event went so well this year CSI has decided to
an annual event.
“Next year I'm pretty sure we’ll have more people audition now
how it works,” we can only get
that they’ve seen
she said. “But
so I’m hoping to have more people participate so we can better,
week of March,
held the third the
Idol competition will be
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ried to for
One of Canada’s most wellknown VJs continues to leave his mark he's
today's pop culture, even
no longer standing
Tony Young, known by today’s youth as the dreadlocked Master T. has played an important role in opening Canada’s eyes to the world of urban music. Young was one of
MuchMusic’s tape operators go on
air as a
became the host and producer for shows such as RapCity. Da Mix and X-tendamix. Young visited Conestoga College as a guest judge for the CSI Idol competition on Oct. 20. Halfway through the competition. Young did he
half hour question-and-answer
he has been mar-
months after left, felt really depleted and exhausted but just had to pick myself back up and six
time," he said. his
ly asked r
However, he said
two and her daughter was two," he
said during his speech to students in
the Sanctuary. a change in
Madonna because when
she’s such a high-profile person.”
However, Young hasn't enjoyed of the interviews he has done
and exhausted but just had to pick myself back up and focus.” I
and remained at the station until August 200 when he bid farewell 1
over the years.
“My least favourite had to be Mariah Carey because I have never seen anyone with so high mainte-
nance,” he laughed. “Her manage-
former MuchMusic VJ
Mariah wanted me her and talk before the interview, and she has this thing where you can only shoot her on
a blow-out goodbye bash with
Lauryn Hill. Young said there are two very
you have kids, your life is not about you anymore, and I think it was a
his job at
Eminem and the Girls, who specifical-
a year after graduating
made him pop-
over to a larger audience and
Hamilton for television
memorable interview was with Madonna. “I think it was what crossed me
Kitchener collegiate graduate went to Mohawk
what you've amount of
to so many different genof music. His relaxed method of
Moving to Kitchener from England when he was young, the
become a VJ. Young said one of
stay connected to the
his past at
interviews and a
ferent stories about his departure
In 2002. he signed with Virgin
from MuchMusic but he essentially felt the station was going through a transitional phase in seeking a younger audience. “It hurt at the time (when I left), because you've been there for 17
her ‘good side’ so she wouldn’t look at me straight on.” Since Young has left MuchMusic, he admitted he doesn’t watch the
years but that doesn't necessarily
Music Canada to release two Master T-branded compilation albums with reggae and urban vibes. More recently his company, Fullstedd Productions, produced and directed a Sean Paul DVD called Duttyology that was released
August. Young has also pub-
because of his intelligence, confidence and his ability to handle him-
they can't get rid of
tions about himself
breakdown of 10 things
MuchMusic, Young continued
— Page 7
book written by artist Shaggy. The book includes some of
focus. It’s as if you’re going through a rebirthing process in a
Sanctuary, answering various ques-
years before he ever had the chance to
Leaving MuchMusic gave Young more time to spend with his family
own biography from Much Master T:
VJ’s Journey, with the fore-
predicts that will
leave the station
by the end of the
year, after being
he doesn't miss the
intensity of the job
very comfortable where he
enjoying the admir-
in his life,
there for 10 years.
Former MuchMusic VJ Tony Young, known by many as Master T, hasn’t stopped working in the music industry since he left the station in 2001 He has since produced two albums, a Sean Paul DVD, and has written his own biography. has.
the biggest things that
kids say to to
they walk up grew up watching
me,” Young smiled, “and
them. 'Look, well you turned out alright.’”
Get cheap seats from the alumni By BRE NT
"It raises a little bit
The Alumni Association of Conestoga College is helping students, staff and alumni save money by selling discounted tickets. They include Cineplex and Galaxy theatre tickets, which cost $7.50 for adults and $5 for children, and Ontario Science Centre tickets, which cost $15 for adults, $1 1 for youth and seniors and $8 for children. Chicopee ski lift tickets will be available soon as well. Margie. Williams, development and alumni relations assistant, said the Chicopee Ski Hill tickets should be coming within the next
also sold tickets for Ontario
Place and the African Lion Safari
over the summer.
Musical Mocktails event held
Williams said the money from ticket sales
goes into an alumni assoo n
Although the alumni association has sold tickets for many years, on Sept. 1 they hoped to start benefiting from their success by implementing a new source fee of 50 cents or $1 per ticket, depending on which is purchased.
war going on
of a better deal
and from there it can go to sup-
bad weather increases the movie tickets. “It seems that if there was a crummy weekend, we would sell a lot of movie tickets on the Friday," said Williams, “but they do seem to
be pretty steady.”
has been with the
"The weather was this year," said
crummy “We did-
have that many hot days, so people weren't dying to go to Ontario Place or Wonderland.” n’t
Williams said the Cineplex and Galaxy movie tickets have become the most popular item. “Wonderland used to be the ticket,” said popular most Williams, “but
they’re year-round, and pretty
and anything ni
Wonderland and Ontario Place
Welcome else the
2003, said she thinks ticket sales were higher last year and believes
First-year student Justin LeClair plays the Mario Bros,
Williams said the alumni associalowered their movie
on different things.”
Last year Chicopee tickets cost $18 for a four-hour lift pass. The alumni association also Canada’s offered Paramount
w^s sometimes $25 cheaper than
song on the bongo drum residence on Oct. 19.
alumni and the college
nity to get a deal
alumni association since January
of money,” said
mostly a service
(Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)
because you get a
The alumni association sold 459 Paramount Canada’s Wonderland Lion Safari Bingcman's Water Park tickets and 1,279 Galaxy and Cineplex tickets, for a total of tickets,
tickets this year.
Tickets can be purchased
office on the
second floor of the Student Client Services Building or the CSI office and can be paid for by cash a cheque made out to the Alumni Association of Conestoga
College. If students, staff or alumni have any questions they are asked to phone Margie Williams at 748-
ext. 3463, or e-mail email@example.com.
— SPOKE, November
Jamie Blyth From Televisions “The Bachelorette” with Trista
Thursday Nov. 4th 11:30am
SOUND TECHNICIAN/DISC JOCKEY The CSI requires a Part Time Sound Technician/D. J. from September 2004 to May 2005 to manage and maintain all Sound Equipment including the DJ Booth itself and operate the equipment during all CSI Events.
The hours vary according to an outlined events schedule but mainly take place Monday to Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. You will also be required Thursday nights at least once a month from 9:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. for CSI Pub Nights.
STUDENT EXCHANGE CARDS
Organized, flexible, & responsible
Literate Prior experience with a sound board/mixer Working knowledge of different audio/video/data cables
& connectors •
Ability to hook up various A/V equipment including (but not limited to): microphones, CD/DVD players,
computer/network, power amps
The ISE Card was created as a
to help those
traveling to be able to
save some money by receiving special discounted rates at
overseas locations simply by
Preferred Assets: • • • • •
of A/V crew in high school Experience with a lighting board In Broadcasting or related field In Electronics Engineering or related field Experience as a DJ, sound tech, camera crew
presenting their card! ,
station, etc... • • •
Able to neatly wrap cables so they don't end up in knots Ability to use a soldering iron Able to climb our ladder to aim lights, change bulbs,
AVAILABLE AT THE CSI OFFICE
you are interested in this position please send your to Nichole Jiminez firstname.lastname@example.org at the CSI office.
— Page 9
Students hand out care packages to help the homeless this winter By JENNIFER
one who wanted to donate items and by p.m. many people had 1
most people head inside to avoid the cold. But what about those people who don’t have a place to go-
Christina Marshall, a secondyear broadcasting student, is determined to help those people.
goes to show what you such a short amount of lime. You can have an idea, put it into motion and have so many people supporting it. It’s amaz“It just
ing," Marshall said.
show what in
can have an
motion and have so
many people it.
don’t like standing
you can do
and warm winter clothes to make care packages and then personally hand deliver the packages to the people living on the streets. “It kind of sucks out there and it's
Warmth to help homeless warm this win-
Project: Pass the
already signed up.
(Photo by Jennifer Howden)
Marshall got the idea of handing
with her People would come up to her asking for money but the concern that they would spend the money on unhealthy things stopped Marshall from giving
Each care bundle
a jacket, a sweater or other articles of clothing
and a few cans of
Marshall also plans on getting toothbrushes and toothpaste from the dollar store and adding them Instead of just handing the care packages out in a box, each package will come in a backpack made by Marshall. The backpacks will be made out of rope which,
year after three of her classmates
decided to do a documentary on the homeless. Working on the
go,” she said.
documentary really opened their eyes to the problem and Marshall decided to put her idea into
supplies to dles
according to Marshall,
they can take their
at least six
Marshall thinks they might even get enough supplies to
This is not the first time Marshall has been involved with a charity project. She helped organ-
ize a toy drive for the Salvation
had could actually work. all
Army which had more
was inspired and thought
always had could actually work,” she said. “If little
Her classmates were
On Oct. 21, a sign-up sheet was posted outside the broadcasting classrooms
donated within the first week. She has also volunteered her time with the Girl Guides and helped pick up garbage. Marshall hopes to get in contact with Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF), a non-profit
lunchtime for any-
care of the homeless this winter. Donations of old clothes, blankets,
Project: Pass the
Warmth can be
at the television stu-
Room 4B18. anyone has any suggestions of what to put in the care bundles or if they just want to get involved, dio in If
they can contact Marshall through
of support, kindness, harmony, peace
$150— $100—$50. Rules:
must be the original work of the Each entrant may submit 2 photos.
Submit your entries,
based on the photograph’s Judging emotional impact as well as composition, originalwill be
well-being of homeless youth, to see how she can help them take
at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal
Current students of Conestoga College may enter photographs promoting the theme, Positive Relationships, and all it encompasses, including
women who died
help the better,” she said.
them wherever they
ing in their old clothes and blan-
told her classmates
as well as the first-
year broadcasters about her idea and asked them to help by bring-
“There are more than six people living on the streets right now who can desperately use the packages and the more people we can
a blanket, a toque, a pair of mitts,
wanted to do was give them food and a blanket to keep them warm. "I mentioned to my boyfriend that I really wished I could just make up care packages and give them instead,” she said. That idea came up again this
to the bundle.
Pass the Warmth. Marshall hopes
sleeping out there,” she said. out the care packages while walk-
shows off some of the items donated to enough items to help at least six homeless
Christina Marshall, a second-year broadcasting student,
and white or colour, and taken must be submitted as 4” x 6” prints. All entries will become the property of the Women’s Resource Group and winning entries will be published in Spoke and announced on CJIQ. Entries can be black
35mm or digital camera, but
clearly labelled to:
Room 2B04 All entries must include the student’s
name, student ID number, Program, e-mail address and phone number.
Women's Hesonree Group
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Jennifer's travel series recounting
of her summer vacation to
her tour group was departing from
coat and coke-bottle glasses
would have found scene
would be an understatement
my mood was
drive to our
spoke into a
Ukraine, nor was
cursed myself for forgetting
allergy pills, generally reserved
focus back to the
white and hunter
green building looked more like a
to smell the fresh scent of
did not recognize
was vaguely reminis-
cent of a harpsichord.
excess of $2,000 would be con-
heard music faintly playing some-
Ukrainian law, cash
to declare their
roof of course.
into the country.
Each person had
than a typical
the onset of a nasty cold brewing in
could have cost us our entry
again, customs proved to be
an obstacle for our tour group, one
With watery eyes and a runny
pointed to a blossoming chestnut
As we wandered around
purse for some tissues Larissa
nuclear disaster and chicken Kyiv, didn't
was overcome by a sneez-
gold domes on
Budapest and Prague.
house of worship, minus the
merely a stopover on route to more exciting
indifferent as our
A STOP WORTH MAKING
KYIV, By JENNIFER
followed the melodious tunes
a clearing where an old
declaration form and unauthorized
with dishevelled ivory hair sat on a
medicine or money was found
park bench, his fingers plucking
through tourists’ luggage,
be seized immediately.
No one vast
cash; however, with in
various age groups,
Fran Condon, a 50s.
New Yorker in her
the first to
She admitted pain
walk the plank.
to carrying Vioxx, a
her to display the
which they poured on the counter, rubbed between their fingers and
tried her best to
explain the necessity of the ication. the
Larissa told us
language barrier made
“Do you any
to the bribery- attempt
have any friends I
time more forcefully.
said with wide eyes and
early 60s, put
Sviridova, a dour
an innocent smile. ‘Tve never even
member of the group
been here before.”
monastery, which have served as a deceased monks for more than 700 years.
on the facade of an
to see a beautiful
in the distance. It
experienced similar hassles.
As we emerged from St.
by blind travelling min-
The bandurist displayed deep emotion as he performed. With
and swayed back and forth
rhythm. After listening for a while, enjoying a break
from the quick pace our
some crumpled hryvnya
(Ukrainian currency) in his ban-
eager to see
one of the most famous
dura case and then headed for the exit.
Continued on Page 12
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
are required to cover their heads before entering the
Ukrainian bandura, historically
eyes closed he
As her voice hastened with
know what you mean."
“Are you sure?” said the this
foreign accent obscure.
although not naive, so
seat of the bus, her
your Ukrainian friends?”
even went so far as to smell.
never seen. reviewed
our group was carry ing
the strings of an instrument
Above, the breathtaking Assumption Cathedral is on the grounds of the monastery, Top photo, a musician at St. Sophia’s Cathedral enthralls passersby with his bandura playing.
— SPOKE, November
KYIV IS A HISTORY LOVER’S PARADISE Continued from Page 1 Near the church there was an obscure cement statue; the shape of a cross was hollowed at its centre and the silhouette of a body within a larger body filled the empty spaced was astounded when
were forced to make the journey we had embarked on, knowing
Larissa explained the significance
of the monument, erected
each step they took brought them
one step closer
1932 to 1933. The Irish Potato Famine I had heard of, but this was new to
showed us where
upon famine by restricting
eyes welled with tears,
but this time
because of the chestnut blooms.
approximately seven million peo-
As my group trudged towards
snapped a few pictures Larissa herded the group back onto the bus. We were on a tight schedule and she clearly had no patience for my dawdling. An ancient
required to cover their (Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
ground and pray in the beauteous Assumption Cathedral. did not think the monastery’s
gender-discriminatory rules were fair, but I complied, eager to see what lurked in the caves.
through the flickering candlelight.
the open, the fresh air
from the musty cata-
able views of the Dnieper River
My head cold began
very spot only a half century
Instead of soaking in a bath though,
an hour to hear her say we were about to walk down the path more than 100,000 people took to their deaths during the Second World
my mind was
cleared of self-indulgent thoughts
lay in bed, rested
and contemplated how interesting my day had been.
thoughts turned to gratitude
had been granted many others had incomprehensible pain
for the security in life,
endured and sorrow. I had a restless sleep
stomach tightened as Larissa recounted a tale of gruesome genocide. Jews, gypsies and others undesirable to the Third Reich
Pick up a copy of next week’s
middle of a
could not escape the dread-
ed chestnut trees!
the scent of lavender soap filling
While the group reconvened on
daydream about returning where I envisioned
in a luxurious
was not enthused
about allergies and head colds.
be making one more
Larissa say in a muffled voice.
bringing on an acute headache. I
bus’s microphone system.
to take a debilitating toll
was abruptly cut
stop today at Babi Yar,”
day of touring.
short by deafening static
My usually bubbly cohorts were somber as we retraced our steps back to the bus. Just as planned I spent the evening quietly in my room. I
warm flannel pajamas, snuggled under the sheets of my roomy kingsize bed and had a long, uninter-
of Kyiv, in
and the imposing Mother Ukraine statue, which was vaguely reminiscent of New York’s Statue of
and sword instead of a torch, towered over Kyiv from a hill, guarding the
Mother Ukraine, her hands out-
nearly every turn.
menorah stands by Babi Yar, a ravine outside their lives there during the Second World War.
uneven rocks and through narrow twisted corridors. The remains of ancient
were our only
Candles source as
of birds and
Today, the monks reside above
enter this sacred area
echoed had trouble grasping the enormity of what had happened in
day in May because on the grounds of the monastery were caves where the monks originally had lived and, subsequently, where members of the brotherhood were buried;
rustling of leaves underfoot
ingly undisturbed and peaceful.
sporting scarves on that
bricks. Curiosity finally
leafy ravine that appeared surpris-
next on the itinerary.
prevailed over fear and
Nazis ordered the prisoners to remove their clothes and jewelry before heading for the ravine. Once
an attempt to
erode Ukrainian nationalism, had
of the Jews
Larissa Stalin, in
could see a giant
end of the path in who had perished. Behind the religious symbol a forest concealed Babi Yar, the ravine in which the victims were shot by systematic machine-gun
ory of Ukrainian lives lost
tion to Larissa for the first
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston) (Photo by Jennifer Ormston) St.
as a meeting place
the oldest church
dating to 1037.
and was once a school and
has also been used
Countless monks roam the grounds of Pecherskaya Lavra in Kyiv. “Pechera” means caves and “lavra” describes a large or significant monastery.
— Page 13
Learning more with learning groups Not
struggling students By PAIGE HILTON
group and they can sit and listen," Turner said. “They might not have to be speaking up or putting in their
dents with the problems or con-
cerns they have with their courses.
ing process,” he said.
Haskett said he likes helping stu-
feedback, but just listening
what the group
“I know how frustrating it can be when there arc things you don’t
Peer-supported learning groups can be beneficial, not just for stuto
learning groups promote discussion and learn from reviewing and processing course material, Turner
pointed out, rather than students
dents struggling with a course, but for stronger students
brush up on some for an
“What we’re to students is
trying to get across it
anyone who just come and review the It’s
are struggling with
said, but students
orders throughout the day.
who are may also
“What they can add to the group they do have a good understand-
students think about
The format learning groups based on
very similar to those
in universities, Turner said, and have been successful with Conestoga students. Turner said peer services has col-
course can be learned
Turner said learning groups help
and what study techniques can work for them. Informal study groups with class-
leader with his or her schoolwork
trained peer tutor tate
years that has
higher marks than their counter-
there to facili-
and share his or her own expe-
chose not to go. a few percentages,
riences within the course.
they’re doing better because they
Learning groups can help the
so they can do bet-
Harley Haskett, a second-year
business administration and mar-
Peer-supported learning groups
may only need to review the w'ork, who prefer working and learning
keting student, said being a leader
of a learning group has helped him
began running the week of Oct. 4 and finish the week of Dec. 6. They
with a group.
with team-oriented work
“Some people do not want to make the commitment to work
with a tutor for a set period of time,
as needed. (Others
would be an
For the learning groups schedule,
more information about attending study groups or becoming a peer
more of an idea what it’s be a teacher, even though
gives you like to
I’m just here to
and study group leader, peer services in Room 2B04. tutor
facilitate the learn-
bombarded by images media of beautiful, thin,
Girls are in
attended learning groups achieved
they learn from the others in the
need a makeover, and I’m not talking about a nip and tuck or an eye-
to figure out the
peer-supported learning groups
expertise,” she said.
what we're hoping will happen,” said Turner. "Everybody can learn from one another.” Learning groups are aimed at high-risk courses where there are a lot of requests for tutoring. Turner
lected data over the last couple of
native to tutoring for students
than skin deep
more relaxed. “You can sit and
adding their perspective on things,
Study groups also act as an
handle course material).
males or friends work, too. Turner said, but the added advantage of
prised of people
“That’s probably the main advan-
each other, making the atmosphere
concept of the problem,” he said.
(here to help guide,
material,” said Melissa Turner, peer
a course will attend study groups.
Although there is a certain level comfort in the relationship between a tutor and tutce, Haskett said study groups are usually com-
They have taken the course, they have some background in that
(Photo by Justin Bastin)
clarify that with people,”
leader answering them.
arc a chance to
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for her voluptuous figure.
In a society where young girls are so affected by the media, and what
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they are told
certainly not skinny.
the art of balancing the
you’re a size 12. then
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you’re not any less beautiful than a
There are a
* the art of balancing attitudes and approaches to
perfect in a bikini they need to lose
not bone skinny.
mine wants to start hitting the gym more often to get into shape, I'll support her. But the
determined and pas-
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She seems extremely comfortable in her own skin and will not let the stereotypes of what is considered beautiful keep her from succeed-
page ad for a liquid diet. It’s disgusting to watch entertainment shows and tabloids picking people apart because they weigh
and being happy, and then ping to the next page to see a
sionate about what she wants to do.
discouraging to see maga-
lishing articles about being your-
point of view".
not what they look
our website httD://www.conestoaac.on.ca/iSD/stserv/index.jsp
— SPOKE, November
Recycling for a better planet Students can
www.mysterynet.mb.ca/ if everyone on
Canadian, society would need
been our brains since we were
How many times
Rs? Conestoga College students were asked whether or not they recycled, an overwhelming 80
not here because
because I’m in waste so much
your everyday waste that Recycling
foundations student, said he feels
as a society,
accounting student, said he recycles. He has been doing it since he
extremely bad when he wastes
our natural resources, which
“We work on ry,
more and more
I am going back side of all the sheets
a personal goal
number of garbage cans outweigh the number of recycling containers. “The school needs more recycla-
pop cans, news-
papers and glass bottles, the basic
most people recycle these
ble bins around the school,” said
However, other items that are essential to recycling and making our world a better place are plastic, -steel, motor oil, conserving energy and using your common sense. Andy Zettl, a first-year law and
pus feel recycling
people on camis
students don’t even care
recycling was annoying.
our future, our country and our nat-
accounting student, said he thought
thing to do. I'd feel
using up quickly. Recycling saves energy, our clean landfill space,
more economy money.
The future of recycling depends on society’s dedication to the environment and the well-being of the planet.
First-year architecture construc-
was picked then maybe I would
“Most people don’t care about
just a big waste.”
about recycling, or the environment.
bins filled with recyclable material.
security student, said he recycles
“It’s the right
student, Andrea Diaz, said most people take recycling for
marketing student Nicola
because he wants to keep the envi-
Parkinson. "I always see garbage
ronment clean and healthy.
jobs and saves the
use,” said Arnold.
Students have also noticed that the
a force of habit."
to use the
said Cottrill. ‘It’s
is a key element want to continue
per cent said yes.
Wet/Dry System. In addition to blue and green coloured bags, clear bags have been implemented, which are filled with plasties, and the
paper,” Cottrill said.
James Arnold, a
just don’t recycle.”
The system Vyn raised
tem,” the student said. “I’m glad
by students was the amount of paper the
summer camp were we
and materials we currently use. Canadians waste more than 250 kilograms of waste in our homes
A common concern
told about the three
dent. said he didn’t recycle either.
they have a totally different sys-
Jeremy Vyn, a second-year business administration accounting stu-
Recycle, reduce, reuse and close
four Earths to maintain our
consider recycling more.”
the environment and think that will
student said. “People feel like they
won't make a difference when they will.”
Diaz also said people need to take advantage of the resources available and that
to take care
(Photo by Nicole Deak)
what we have.
Nelson Boddin, a second-year police foundations student, does his part to keep our environment clean.
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Wee ones make Xmas
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insisted his age
With Halloween behind us, it is now time two months of anticipation
attention to the
Christmas season. You can ponder
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tion centre, n’t take
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you want as to the gifts you would like to see under your tree. You can watch in agony as your bank account drops almost as much as it did at tuition time. But you can’t deny the fact that Christmas is, was, and always will be, for the young (or the young at heart). When asked what they wanted for Christmas, many of all
the preschoolers at Conestoga’s early childhood educa-
promptly replied with “presents.” But little minds to start racing.
long for their
Owen, 3, said he wanted would name Cookie Man.
a black horsy which he
she would like the colour purple.
asked other questions about the seasons, the
wee ones were given even
greater opportunity to
their imaginations run wild.
how Santa fits down the chimney if he’s Adam, 2, said the big guy just rings the
asked at his
Kitahna said Santa is her best friend so she’s got the scoop on what happens if the reindeer get sick. “They just fly away,” she reveals.
simultaneously said “A-B-C-D-E-F-G...” The jury still
out on this one.
an environmental hero
By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY
When you these days,
vampire bats’ saliva breaks down blood clots and is better than any-
might not be
ence to the super hero. be Ontario’s very
Washington has started more within the last year.
on a quest
— Page 15
bats to determine the location of an
and founder of the Bat Research
object by sending out sound waves,
Foundation (BRF) based
Jeff Bender, 36,
The organization started in May after Bender came across an injured bat and took it in. He began researching bats and found that nothing was being done in Ontario to help them, and no protection
Volunteer work and membership
Jeff Bender, president
working closely with and scientists. Ninetynine acres of land has been allocated to BRF by Sarnia's Dow Chemical plant, with talk of a possible collaboration with the University of Western Ontario. "They have one of the world's leading bat biologists and he's been
talking with our biologist in order
to establish a partnership
Dow Centre.” Dow wants BRF
do work on
and has given the organithan SI. 000 for
also having the organization build a habitat
a cave in one of their
together. The Cave and Niagara are two places in
in their natural
and that is where they run into problems with people ple’s attics,
In order for conservation
where the rainforests are being
or, if the
educated on the animals and have
living quarters, or if they’re
some of the common
property, in a tree or in a barn or a
shed or somewhere,” he
The biggest myths come from
widespread beliefs that bats are blind, are vicious, can get tangled in people's hair and often carry rabies. Only one half of one per cent of
bats carry the disease,
bats are forced to
because they kill the insects the bats eat. And. there so
similar to a bird house, except
placed higher off the ground and
more than 2,000
the least of any animal,”
“Bats are not a threat
and what the health units should be doing is issuing warnings and statistics for all animals with rabies - not just bats.”
What should ease
put people more at one bat has rabies in a
West Nile has become one of the more important ones recently. Although they eat the mosquitoes, they are dead-end carriers for the
and are big contributors in helping control it. They can cat up to 1,200 mosquitoes per hour, and that
part of their
Bender said there with
West Nile where
the spread of
low for com-
contact with a rabid bat.
warned. "The. same as any other wild animal, never approach it, never handle it and your chances of getting bit are nil dle
you don't han-
where it begins America to where
areas and haunted
those areas have very low
of the other benefits of bats
the -amount of
push farther out, we're going
get a better response.”
Bender said he hopes the organization
next five to 10 years. “If
we can go
out and find where
the roosts are, then the conserva-
they’re supposed to be."
Bender said the best way a difference
farmers for this reason. They are saving farmers more than one dollars
crops alone. That
they save on using bat
group together for a compurpose and go all over the
we can make
a difference for
our bats here, then we're ready to
go somewhere else.” BRF’s website can be found
nitrogen and better to use
• Nearly 1,000 types of bats account for almost a quarter of
including penicillin and antibiotics.
to his cause.
Although people have been misinformed for so long, they should know the importance of bats. They
very slow process getgoing because with volunthey have their careers and
“It’s still a
produces better crops. There are more than 80 medicines that come out of guano,
a group of
they eat in their
weight of moths causes the moths
“That alone will allow the bats to start reproducing at a normal rate and start coming back up to where
gain field experience with
tracking and lagging, and will also
that is carried
with their communities and communicating with the organization by telephone or Internet. Students wanting to work with tive
areas off from the public,” he said.
kids right in front of
be involved by getting interac-
had an adult
Halloween and are often connected with traditional bad guys like vam“I
because they are associated with
Volunteers from out-of-town can
out of this base in Sarnia and start
Bats also have a bad reputation
lined with chicken
wire on the inside.
the United States and into Canada,
for the bats to get in
where there are low bat popula-
spread across the northern part of
puiposes, both environ-
There are many plants that rely solely on bats because of the num-
that has an albino fish that
go extinct without from bat guano.
also contains bacteria that
Bats are the only
capable of self-propelled
being used to treat Alzheimer’s
mentally and health-wise.
roost, the rest of the roost will not
Bender advises people to avoid handling them when they are not knowledgeable of bats and their
brown myotis bats he
Bats eat insects that spread dis-
“They're the lowest carrier (of rabies) of
seeds a night.”
Arizona desert will spread 60,000
cent of early reforestation,” Bender
unnecessary to run out and get
Pesticides have played a part in
people see them in their homes, that
bats are able to
no myth, however,
night and they're fine.”
plans can be found However, the money spent on bat boxes when purchased through the organization goes toward research and conservation
manage them so
and the ones that do, die within 24 to 48 hours. Bender says more people die every' year from rabies contracted from domestic cats and dogs is
depleted, bats contribute to 96 per
they’re not getting
been proven now
Bender advises people to leave bats alone if they are found on a
grow, people need to become more
killing bats off
Bender holds one
ber of seeds they spread.
has to be moved, to do so safely.
working with the Organization for Bat Conservation out of the Cranbrook Institute for Science, The Canadian Wildlife Federation, and Bat Conservation also
which can have millions
usually has open slots on the bot-
Ontario to see bats
tom of the box focused
Research Foundation, works on relocating bats from
of the Bat
the roof of a house.
putting up bat houses.
marily on conservation work and
now all we have here
mation about them."
mal,” said Bender. "Right
roosts, or for scientists to give tips
eight species of bats in
highly valuable and
bring bat populations back up.
to take action.
“Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources doesn’t consider bats to be a priority to be protected because they’re classified as a colony ani-
of pesticides and a
laws were in place.
researched to help the blind.
the process for
bats are long-lived
(they can live to be 34 years old),
with only one pup per year.
— SPOKE, November
Race provides challenge and excitement By
consumed only with
wind drove cold
unprotected skin as line
was my excitement.
I had been counting down the days to this race for nearly a month, ever since I saw it advertised on the website www.runwa-
during high school cross-coun-
meets, and was definitely ready
for this race mentally, although
runner completes the eighth annual Oktoberfest race
Since hearing about the race
the event which raised
Waterloo on Oct. 17. More than 1,300
Grand River Hospital Foundation.
resumed running two or three times a week. None of these runs were
long or very
high school, but nans were a
three years after
weighed 20 pounds more and I had been living on a steady diet of beer and frozen
at least these brief
pizzas for the last month.
This race was going to be awe-
of the excite-
joined more than
nearly 800 of
the starting line at 9:25
following College Alcohol Inventory
at the University of
might be interesting for you to complete the inventory and then compare your score with the average scores that were recorded at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair. It
have drunk 5 or more drinks two weeks.
The other 500 runners were competing
both fun and
to intoxication at least
the last two weeks.
chatted briefly to a
me, but was honestly too nervous have drunk alone
the last 3 months.
to really concentrate.
have drunk alcohol
daily (at least
5 days of each week)
could think about was failhad been so long since I had
go out or when to start to slow down. How embarrassing would it be if I went fast and was forced to walk, I wondered. All of a sudden the official yelled go. Runners immediately surged past the starting line that was much too narrow for the number of competitors, and raced out towards King Street. fast to
have said or done something under the influence of alcohol
regret during the last 3 months.
have drunk during the last 3 months so that could do something that felt could not do as easily without alcohol talk, relax, be more outgoing).
experienced a blackout (memory loss) while drinking 3 months.
have driven under the influence
of alcohol in the last
have experienced withdrawal (shakes, sweats, flushed faced) after stopping drinking in the last 3 months.
to the effects of alcohol at
harmed my personal
the last 3
months. 12. During the last 3
have often drunk
or over a longer period of time than intended.
students score 5 or below If an answer to any question or your
score concerns you, please consider talking to a
counsellor at Student Services. "If
causing you problems you have a problem with alcohol.”
from Student Services
ww.conestoq ac.on.ca/isp/st serv/index.isp
again, yes, 21:14.
had placed 62nd out of a group of 782 runners. I walked out of the crowd and back to the arena floor where prizes were being awarded. 1 could only think about how I could have ran faster, how I should have pushed
was feeling so
soon found my stride ... my mind was clear, my legs felt great and could I
feel the rain.
Then thought back to something Lou Seguin. another competi1
tor in the five-kilometre race, said after seeing his time,
This was horrible.
what felt like minutes on my time. shook off my error and dug in. had no other choice. I had a goal to I
Thankfully, the the race
was on King
1 soon found and started passing peo-
partly downhill. stride
my mind was clear,
legs felt great and
harshest conditions he
*cvcr ran in
which was not
as he had hoped.
this race for that reason.
thought about what he said and
going toJook back on this race and think about how poor my time was. I
going to remember to run
ing not cars,
when I stood at the starting and when I saw the finish felt
get the time that
going to remember the excitement
He said some of the
longer feel the rain.
into the race, but was caught behind what seemed like a wall of
good, so confident. I moved closer to the sheets and read the numbers
Add your scores on questions 1-12 (one point for each True answer). This is your severity score. The range is 0-12. 50% of UWEC students average score is 2.4. 84%ofUWEC
Then I saw was my time.
sensors and then tried to get back
to get a better look at the
results taped to the wall.
to stop and go had not noticed two sensors on the ground and 1 had failed to run through them! 1
Just five steps into the race a vol-
have missed school or work due least once in the last 3 months. 1
waited as other runners exam-
ined the sheets, and then stood on
challenging to compete
with other runners and browsing through the booths that
Competitors were smiling and
after taking a brief
and completing Claire.
running the five-kilometre course,
a great race.
ment 1 failed to look at the clock showing my time. walked to the recreation centre as I caught my breath. The thought of my warm clothes and the food provided to the runners was now more important than seeing my time, which, 1 was confident, would be close to, if not lower, than
missed the surge of adrenaline
rounded the corner
onto Father David Bauer Drive, with approximately 200 metres to go. A couple of runners passed me, but that was all I was letting them away with. I started sprinting, the sound of the crowd filling me with energy. My final burst pushed me past the Finish line. I had done it!
The adrenmake its pres-
pack, heading to a great finish to
were popping up in my mind, I would have no problem achieving my goal of completing the course near the 20-minutc mark. This, however, was going to be tough with the present weather conditions, which were less than ideal. However, if had one factor in my it
ran the race as fast as doubts
had been running with began
Recreation Centre. I
the pack of about a
on a five-kilometre course that began at Conestoga Mall and ended -on Father David Bauer Drive, in front of the Waterloo Memorial If
was rapidly approaching and
with only a pair of run-
breath and my shoes hitting wet pavement.
off for the five-kilometre competi-
ning shoes and quick dry running shirt
Bridgeport Road West, the turn-
of the eighth
annua! Oktoberfest run.
I was sound of
per cent. For a few minutes
passed Chapters, the univerand, ironically enough, sities
hoping for? No. But I did feel proud of myself for trying. Would I
McDonalds, but not one of these I was
buildings appealed to me.
bet. In fact,
a five-kilometre race on
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— SPOKE, November
Horoscope Week of Nov.
September 23 October 22
By DENISE MULLER
The Christmas season approaching and let
Like a brick wall you are too fast
almost time to
Santa know what you want
Stubborn as you be, you have a soft side as
hard to break.
the right buttons are
time thinking of ways to become
But your family has probably started prodding you for your wish list. not.
mysterious or weird. Don't waste
you’re having problems decid.
what you want, stores like Future Shop or Radio Shack might ing
Scorpio October 23
have the solution. Henry,
Future Shop on 580 King
Waterloo, said newer technology
mirrors your mood.
The weather and environment
skies will clear up soon and you'll
be back to your cheery self again.
The horizon will always be disyou limit yourself to only reaching that far. Your sense of timing connects you to success; tant if
just a matter of
be the one to steer that ship.
and gaming consoles as being
possible big sellers this Christmas
Darren Campbell, manager at Radio Shack in Conestoga Mall, in Waterloo, said computer components and electronic toys are also
the big sellers in the past. is
not sure yet what
going to be the big draw
because he hasn’t had a lot of Christmas shoppers come to the store yet.
controlled market again,” he said.
Campbell said a
are thinking practically, looking for
(Photo by Denise Muller)
Darren Campbell, 36, store manager at Radio Shack, shows off two remote-controlled cars that are expected to be the big seller this year for Christmas. around Christmas.” Campbell said the average purchase at Radio Shack is about
routers and network cables for their
said routers are about
colder outside. “Really, after the
November 22 December 21
said students always need
from $20 to $100. Whatever you decide upon, you should go out and get it sooner,
der in the stores.
carries lots of stock,
small TVs and the LCD TVs have been very popular. He said sometimes people don’t know what to get someone on their list, and a Future Shop gift card is
the cost of purchases
always vary. Items range from a $7 CD plasma TV.
“You’d be blown away by what some people spend on their kids
passes as good
you barely tows the
%^j|| Capricorn December 22 -
Although the Future Shop always
Henry advises whatever you want now,
way. Integrity means doing the best at this
Missy This trails
your week to blaze the
Elliot says you're really
be no stoppin' ya!
“The store is packed. Standing room only,” he said. “I’m here walking around, ‘Excuse me, excuse me, excuse me.’” Henry said the traffic at Future Shop starts to increase once it gels
notice of your actions because others are.
shohlder to shoul-
before the big rush, or
the best bet.
then things will get a
You and Oprah then
Campbell said things will start picking up in mid-November and little
mind cannot be
excused by poor memory. Take
“There’s no looking back from
controlled cars can range anywhere
Have you been letting the magic eight ball make decisions for you? Put an end to that this instant. Everyone knows there's no truth to those things. You're ravaging your life.
when we kind of hang on (because
of kids do networking
-36-year-old said routers and
remote-controlled cars have been
you’ll be taking what’s leftover,”
"Do your shopping
January 20 February 18
on Christmas to
discover socks and underwear.
Cicero says to go through not
knowing what took place
before you child.
Learn from your mistakes
will bring them to and a stronger reality. Sharing your aspirations will have a positive effect on making your dreams come true. light
and mistakes of those around you.
August 23 September 22
You're only human. Beating up on yourself because of a few simple
something new comes growth and
Vacation? Already? Yes! You need one and fast. This can be as simple as spending time by yourself for a couple of hours or taking the whole
Janet Morris (Photo by Paige Hilton)
Getting carried First-year lifts
paramedic students Brian Dwyer and Jessie Bradley were being tested on
on Oct. 22.
a 2nd-year journalism
student in tune with the universe.
‘Surviving’ another holiday By MELISSA
make an attempt
to redecorate while watching. Put another sofa
With no snow on the ground yet
to the eye.
got things started,
may have been
way of avoiding the upcommovie competition,
Drew Latham was
picture perfect sappy character.
Gandolfini did yet another great
being the tough guy. typecast
wrong? However, he did a good job
be one of those
(Affleck), a filthy
in his role
his character did
O’Hara seems choice
live there if
show him what a fam-
they agree to ily
offers to pay
(Gandolfini) and Christine
(O'Hara) agree to act as Latham’s parents and be host to the holiday
for. However, up when the Valeo’s Alicia (Applegate)
for the festivities.
The movie was a
cute attempt to
get viewers into the Christmas spirit,
annoyingly childlike role was the greater feat. A little over the top with
Wonderful Time of the it
Most Year - not
Rock and so
There were some parts left open which was, surprisingly, a nice touch to the movie. Subtle hints of Latham’s loneliness were a great way to try and keep the audience interested. Latham’s massive apartment was close to empty and could leave viewers to
a touchdown tumbleweeds rolling between the rundown buildings.
faulty priorities off the field.
Panthers to the state championship, but
not the sports movie you
was on game night. In Odessa we see the highs and lows of this mentality. The coach is paid more than the principal, the it
players get free food at the local
Lights, based on the book by H.G. Bissinger, starts at the beginning of pre-season and goes all the
diner and they
game, but along the way we find out what this game means for each of the men, well, boys really, playing it and for the town they live in. Odessa represents hundreds of small towns across America where football is life and a person would
have big signs on
lawns announcing their
to the last playoff
can always somehow turn
out to be a disaster.
doesn’t have to be
almost run out of
(residents put up about 20 for
signs on his
lawn) and the
school comes under
when one call-in show
and says the players are "doin’ too
learnin' at that school.”
when game time comes
cocky running back Boobie Miles (Derek Luke) with an ego the size of Texas. But when he goes down career-ending
see his despair
give this movie three out of five
theatres Oct. 22, just
fans of the
Rounding out the team is tight end Brian Chaves (Jay Hernandez), the only player with good grades and any real hope of getting out of Odessa, and Chris Comer (Lee Thompson Young), the third-string running back who gets his shot when Miles goes down. This movie does a good job of
to the state
but play football.”
When coach Gaines tells
because when you find
yourself cheering along with the
you know you’ve found a good movie. fans in the stands
YOU ANTICIPATED ON YOUR
Winchell (Lucas Black) seems to cany this enormous burden all on his
while battling the demons
of living with and dealing with his sick mother.
Hedlund), the hard-partying
back whose drunk and abusive father (a very good Tim McGraw in his first movie role) dangles his own state championship ring in his son's face and says at one point, “This is the only thing you're gonna have. It will carry you forever.”
Bob Thorton as coach
Gary Gaines Lights.
are in the business of protect-
ing this town,” quarterback
This movie deserves four out of
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carry their towns’ dreams
festive holiday season.
Surviving Christmas which
movie gave a nice message that family, friends and laughter should always be the main ingredient in the
says to his uncle, “I can’t do noth-
The Permian Panthers take one
on the field to revealing the problems of a community built on
Thorton, leads the 1988 Permian
supposed to be that special time of year where everyone is sweet and
bone-crunching, hard-hitting plays
against one another. Christmas
credits finally rolled.
window reading closed for game and you can almost see
season can turn family members
the thought that that
numerous attempts at rejecting Latham even though a love spark was assumed before the ending
Friday Night Lights goes from
Applegate can always be counted on to add a little spice on screen and she did just that. It was amusing to watch her character Alicia’s
around again all is forgiven. Every store on Main Street has a sign in
Coach Gary Gaines, played by
By KATE BATTLER
did portray, in a dif-
a part of the holiday package.
This movie does leave viewers with
her role in this movie.
home even though
Family arguments, feuding parents and siblings and unexpected visitors
marketing executive, decides
going to spend Christmas
Even though Surviving Christmas was a little disappointing, it did make for some jolly chuckles from
a soft side which he played well.
family does not live there anymore
typically suitable for the movie.
ferent sort of way, for the
humour can always lighten most drab of films. Looking back on her days in Home Alone can also add to the appreciation of
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Christina Applegate and Catherine to
let's-make-a-holiday-movie-forthe-hell-of-it kind of movie.
of classic songs.
Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, O’Hara, seemed
the point that
be a nice addition gestures and, predictably, a lonely
not prove to be a
clever tactic after
opening Surviving Christmas on Oct. 22.
there, a nice
and Halloween just over it’s hard to believe the time for Christmas
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Conestoga College’s men’s rugby team fights for the ball
College, Oct. 23 at Jacob
Hespeler Secondary School in Cambridge. Conestoga eventually
their final regular
son game 13-7. Left, two crazed Condors fans, aka Batman and Superman, run ontq the
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