Exploring the art of rock climbing
to legalize pot hits
Rugby team goes
her hand at
blast at the tournament.
Despite losses, Conestoga players
Conestoga College, Kitchener
— No. 23
remembers By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY
moving around the East Most of his training was in Vclcartier. Quc., before he was sent to Newfoundland for nearly a year Island,
was a freshman in high met someone who
perspective on history.
He was qn example of why it’s important for new generations to know where their freedom comes from - and more so, who gave it to
His job was to make sure they didn’t land.
Second World War veteran who around the comer from me in
Sarnia, Ont. He’s been a friend of mine for the past six years, and to
He’s dealt with lots of heartache time I’ve known him, with
his wife, two kids and his son-inlaw dying. Every time he comes to mind I think, '"This man is a rock.” Despite what he s been through, he still manages to have a glow, and a heart of gold.
prepare for the invasion.
decorated with pictures of
his sons, daughters
how much he loves his family and what they mean to him, and 1 know how' lucky they are to dren.
have him in their lives. Every year he attends the local parade in remembrance of his fellow soldiers who lost their lives.
one of the first boats to land on Juno Beach and still remembers what it was like on D-Day. it was a beautiful day, but was windy and the English
Channel he said.
the currents are there
the tides are running, so it a very comfortable business on these boats, loade<i right down.
You weie on
it for about three days, trying to sleep on the other
He's a proud father whose living is
sent to England after where he trained for a year to
courage, strength and inspiration.
on the lookout for German U-
boats that were approaching the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.
when he and
group of 30 men jumped out of the boats and headed to shore. A lot of men couldn’t swim, so ropes were used to keep everyone in single file and prevent them from drowning. a.m.
He said they came in contact with German tanks the first night he was in France.
farm with his mother and two dad had passed away, and living on the farm wasn’t much of a job. That’s when he decided to enlist in the army. He joined on
much,” he said. “We blew some of them out. “They were quite an immobile piece of machinery, and we’d just fire these bombs and get them. The bombs would pierce an inch of armour on the tank, so it didn’t take
Sept. 6. 1939.
too long,” he said.
In the year the
Andy was on
started off in Prince
Continued on Page 5
(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)
Andrew Dancey is lowered to the ground with the help of fellow students in the pre-service firefighter education and training program during their confined space training. The students were lowered into a manhole.
Conestoga computers are safe By JAMES CLARK The chief information
Conestoga College says the college’s computers are safe, despite a recent
ing out mortgages and credit cards,
or even stealing a person’s identity.
networks. In 2002 U.S. authorities
However, Gibson said spyware always necessarily harmful, and most students have it on their computer because programs, like Kazaa, install spyware when they are downloaded.
caught a British
has security features installed on
computers that will prevent viruses, spam and spyware from being able to infiltrate their
Norton AntiVirus is installed on all 1,800 personal computers at the college.
firewall files that
The college also uses a to block any incoming contain viruses. In addi-
tion to this, all e-mail attachments
are scanned and a
information technology and
computer services department, said these security measures actually make the school’s computers safer
Andy Cannon, a Second World War
veteran, stands beside
pictures of his family as he displays his medals.
“Most home computers won’t firewall, so you could be exposed to the Internet,” said Abraham. have a
Oct. 23, Nipissing University
announced they had found spyware in their computer network, despite taking the
The software was discovered by security specialists, who were called
investigate the high levels of traffic
just an annoyance,”
other schools. is
said to avoid this nuisance
important not to rely only on the
security features installed
investigation revealed the software
“Students should be very careful about clicking on pop-ups that ask them to install software,” said
had been recording each keystroke made by anyone logged into the
Gibson, adding these pop-ups often
The software had been
Mike Abraham, an employee
than the average
into nearly 100 U.S. military net-
if a virus is present.
Richard Gibson said the college
penetrate even the most protected
University involving spyware.
(Photo by Chantelle Timpertey)
a day’s work
the network for nearly seven months before its discovery. During this period a person or group of people could have in
accessed the social insurance numbers and banking information of
suggested students be
wary about opening e-mail attachments from people they don’t know. These recommendations should be practised on personal computers at
U.S. study by American
Online and the National Cyber
showed 80 per
approximately 7,000 students, staff
cent of 326 adults had spyware
worst case scenario, this
information could be used for tak-
on their computer without knowledge.
— SPOKE, November
Now deep thoughts ...with Random
questions answered by
What’s your guilty pleasure?
“Making my girlfriend do the work at home and do nothing.”
automotive manufacturing Students
“Sometimes ask my husband to come to a I
campsite or a park when he’s not
with a bang thanks to this year’s
friends that she’s not
Halloween Blowout Bash. On Oct. 28 in the Sanctuary, CS1 held its fifth Halloween bash for students at Conestoga College, with all proceeds going to the United Way. for donations for this
that all the
underage from drinking. going to such a good
The other was
Eric Degroot, a first-year busi-
public relations, said she
good idea and
By STEPH BAULK
age. “It seems like there’s no interest from underage people for the night
of going to the
bar where you pay a cover that
accounting student, thinks the bash
goes directly to the
should have been
ing a cover that goes to a charity."
happy the event was a United
some weren’t pleased
being for students 19 and
to Albasel, the event
ages because of a
security to keep people
was changed and they had
here so young.”
Degroot also disagrees with the 19 and over policy for the bash. "1 think it should be all ages because a
more people could come."
they should wait a couple of try
be analysed before a decision on whether or not event
next year’s bash will be
Albasel said the success of
not their fault the curriculum
“Computer stuff or video games. Sometimes really want it, but after
Toga Party on
was pleased knowing the proceeds were going to United Way. “I think that’s a great way to do dent,
Alex Romlewski, a second-year
only 10 per cent
ness administration marketing stu-
Chalias Caldwell, a first-year stu-
reason, according to
of the students in attendance
dent in general arts and science, thought it was just great that the proceeds were going to a good cause. Although students were
door and from
the coat check would go to the charity, said Maher Albasel, bar
for the charity.
manager: According to Albasel, he would like to see United Way get the proceeds from the bash every year. Students seem to agree with
Pablo Hernandez, 22, marketing
CSI asked United Way, but
In previous years the
home even though she
The month of October ended
Halloween Blowout Bash.
“I’m not a fan of cover charges,
Leslie Best, 44,
or he’s too tired.”
costumes raised money
checking the website
haven't done such a good job. then
Attention Conestoga College stu-
Kevin Zhang, 20, telecommunications
time to brighten those smiles
and get ready for your grad pictures.
much spending much money. As
soon as cheque
be here from
are looking to get
photos taken can sign up
through Conestoga Students all
the time and being too lazy to
Tom Berscht, LASA
inside the Sanctuary.
There will only be a few sign-up days posted
to avoid the
having a two-or three-hour break in between photos. Instead, they want to fill a day completely with appointments before adding more days. students are unable to find the
date they want posted on the web-
on your student cards, which would be similar to 95 per cent of the other photo places out there.
just don’t think that’s
the next step.”
“This year, for "the
have people signing up to get their photos taken online,” he said.
where from $30 to $300. “The ones that are $300,
there’s gigantic pictures in there,
with frames and
kinds of stuff,”
“But most people do end
up getting the pictures
Smith said graduating students can expect their proofs within three weeks of the pictures being
time and said.
Smith said Jostens also has a
students get their
“We have different kinds of backgrounds and colours, there’s like 15 different backgrounds they can choose from,” he said. "No other place can really do that for you. Smith said when you get your photos done with Jostens you will get your photo included in the class composite, which is a photo of everyone
“So even if you don’t want to buy a whole bunch of pictures at least be included
your friends,” he said. If students have any questions
they can go to the
Smith said students can get a
the pictures, unlike the
mation on overheads, so hopefully they will get around to more peo-
variety of packages ranging any-
The photos meeting room
Jostens retouches and colour bal-
tising inside the classes with infor-
Smith said they have been adver-
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
tech people for example,” he said.
Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 and again from Dec. 6 to 17.
“Just eating fast food
A photographer will
tures retaken for free," he said.
photos depends on the programs.
of the school very often, like the
because Jostens will be back for another visit.
Alicia Wynter, 19,
rapher, said the turnout
those looking to remember, and be
was already here Nov. 1 to 5, so if you missed out that week, there’s no reason to worry,
programs know about the photos because they aren’t around this part
they can sign up and get their pic-
Conestoga’s temperature on the RYAN CONNELL
Darcclle Watts, executive assistant for the office
The eollege’s annual United Way campaign has already passed the halfway point on the large
expected to reach $40,000 this year. is
The campaign raised $26,874 in its first week (Oct. 29), with vari-
of the vice-presi-
certain that the college will
goal this year.
believe that students have been
very supportive of the United
campaign and we’ve
ous areas of the college helping to raise money.
already received 66 per cent towards
Chartwells. the cafeteria's food service company, made a considerable donation of $ ,3 3 to the cam-
lasagna lunch on Oct. 27.
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) donated $450 from the cover charge of their Halloween Blowout Bash on Oct. 29. And, on Nov. 2, the CSI donated to the United Way a token amount for every photocopy that students made. Donations were still being expected from Conestoga’s local
the college’s goal,” Watts said.
Plans are being
where the college plans to work more closely with CSI to implement a partnership campaign to involve more students, Watts said.
“There are 6,000-plus students
613 full-time employ-
(at the college).
and creativity from,” Watts said.
ended on Nov. 5. As of press time, the total was still being tallied.
Darcelle Watts (left), executive assistant for the office of the vice-president of student affairs and Damella Stoicoiu, assistant for academic services and professional development, adjust the’total on e a therm meter inSlde D ° 0r 4 t0 reflect how much mone V the college has raised so far for the M t ^?, ^ 28. The total United Way on Oct. at the end of the first week was
more than $26,000.
Grand Valley branch
The management studies program at Conestoga College recently won the Builders Choice Award, which recognizes the number o t students who are campus members associated with the Canadian Institute of Management (CIM). The award was presented to the Grand Valley branch of the CIM, in
By PAIGE HILTON
The Local’s presidents from
given annually to
Canadian university or college with the most students who are campus members aiming to gel the
Jay Moszynski, a faculty
and former co-ordinator of the management studies program who is
23rd year with the college,
gram. along with a few other business programs at the college,
campus members so they
(Photo by Jason Sonser)
Jay Moszynski, a management studies faculty member, proudly shows off some awards, diplomas and degrees that he and the program have earned over the years.
Management website, management studies program
have towards the discipline of busi-
modeled in such a complements the
required courses students have to
earn their college diploma in three
years, but can also earn a profes-
The management studies program has won this award since 1996, except for the 2001/2002 and
to network with members who belong to the organization and to
2002/2003 school years. Moszynski said students believe that having a credential added to the diploma from Conestoga College gives the students a leg up on the competition. ’’The bottom line is this award
going to school after
Moszynski said. "We’re the only program at Conestoga College that you can graduation,”
complete a three-year diploma and walk out with a full, actually
recognizes the commitment that
Moszynski said students have to attain a certain academic level before they’re awarded their desIn addition, the students
pay a $122 campus member fee, which not only allows them to take
the necessary credits in
college to earn their designation, but also provides
such as golf outings and dinner meetings.
also allows students
have people to go to for advice on
a directory printed annu-
ally that lists all the
in the institute.
For further information, go
CORRECTION In the Nov.
edition of Spoke, a story about the
tained incorrect information. Tibbits,
Rae Review con-
story should have read that John
of Conestoga College,
was tension a Rae Review
between a university president and a college president at town hall meeting in Niagara-on-the-Lake Oct. 7, and should not have read that there was tension between Ontario college presidents and for-
mer premier Bob Rae. Spoke apologizes
for the error.
get together and exchange their positions
to the union’s
we won't have
preamble to the union’s main meeting on Dec. 11 and 12. where demands are officially decided on. Local 237 will also have a meet-
top three issues in this round of
be workload for
and benefits for
you look at the demands from the last round of bargaining and this round of bargaining, you could almost just change the date on it,” Boettger said. “The issues are the “If
same; they’re unresolved.” He said the workload is definitely at the top of the pile, since so many people have been expressing concerns about the amount of work they have to do outside the classroom. Benefits for retirees is something the union is concerned about, Boettger said, since so
bers of faculty will be retiring this
coming years. round of bargaining occurred in the spring of 2004 which resulted in a contract, narrowly averting a strike. year and
and any labour
a strike,” Boettger
“We haven’t ruled it out. Because we were so close last time, there’s a feeling we may be close said.
this time, too. But, the
will help in that regard.”
Boettger also pointed out the union must vote on a deal before voting on a strike.
straight to strike,
a two-step process,” he said.
will get a resolution
Local 237, said the meeting was a
“We’re hoping with
where the union will get feedback from its membership.
round, and the climate surrounding
ness administration management,"
any further because no one knows how the bargaining team will work or how management will
the weekend of Oct. 23 to discuss emerging issues in bargaining, unfinished business from the last
take to earn their
January that the union intends to its employer. He said the union will begin bar-
Boettger said he would not spec-
"All other programs require
current contract expires on
leges across Ontario
are set, the union will elect a bargaining team who will serve notice
Aug. 31, 2005.
to begin bargaining in January as
College has been recognized for
producing the most campus
December meeting where demands
Local 237 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union
how many campus
wins Builders Choice Award By JASON
unions. Faculty Local 237 and Support Staff Local 238.
Conestoga College’s temperature is
— Page 3
not selfish for the
pay and teachers get the best bang for
faculty, Boettger said. Students to attend the college
Boettger said students should about how things have
changed for them
system. Class sizes have increased
and teachers have dents.
less time for stu-
struggling with a course could easily
get lost in the process.
“There are only so many hours in a day. One thing the colleges need to remember, too, is what really is our mandate?” Boettger said. “William Davis, who created the college system, said the expressions
and the needs of In
be missing some of
— SPOKE, November
than Bush Will this time Ask
be the best candidate for United
answer from most
States president and you'll probably get a similar
Anyone but George W. Bush. Our neighbouring country's election Democrat John Kerry, but and
electoral college votes
in the it
Tuesday was a close call for was Bush who earned the most
will continue as president of
the United States for a second term.
wake of the election frenzy, as the dust settles and people turn to other news to keep them entertained, we are left wondering just what made the majority of voters say yes again to Bush. In a British magazine poll of about 10,000 people Oct. 31, Bush was In the
voted this year’s top screen villain for his appearance
Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. For the past four years he has done little to prove himself worthy of the
Bush failed in the job creation department: he had the worst job creation numbers since Herbert Hoover. He has a net loss of around one
What went wrong?
The number of Americans without
health insurance has increased by
five million since
Bush's drug-benefit plan cost an additional $134 billion
more than he had
per cent of income earners will take
lowest one-fifth will only get $91.
of the terrorists
who have had
us under assault for
most especially on 9/11.” During the Bush administration's war
Americans have This
lost their lives
and more than 7,000 have been injured.
not to mention the thousands overseas
died as a result
of the war. More than $140 billion was spent on the war.
Although Congress approved $18.4 billion for only $1.1 billion of that money has been used.
Bush hasn't been heading his country in the right direction. So why did the majority of Americans support him? Maybe they are afraid of change and choose to stand behind Bush for that reason. The greater part of the population voted in favour of the war even after substantial evidence that there was no just It
Attempts to sway Republicans away from Bush
concert, celebrity activism and a contentious
election results could have been different, had it
out to the voters’ stations
the lower-income earners
from Bush’s presidency.
Bush administration. There
amends and delve
economy. Only time
right to vote within
into the reconstruction of the United tell.
we need to exercise our watchful eye on who is
Canada and keep
the decisions for our country.
to the public suggesting
same effect. The Vote for Change tour, which featured bands such as Pearl Jam and the Dave Matthews Band, garnered a lot of media attention, but
also claimed that he
could protect the
The suspense was short-lived however, after John Kerry conceded to George W. Bush, giving him
public from terrorists and he had a job to finish in Iraq. So, in
ing for the last several months.
was disappointed with
now we could move on
with our everyday
also believe the
media gave Bush an excuse
the question loomed,
what factors led
few months the Bush
fear in the
Bush did handle
and the media played right issues
we might have had
being criticized for his deci-
sion to attack Iraq. But
new president today. The public would have known
are the only things
got right during his
Hopefully, for the sake of both
one million jobs have
Bush was elected in 2000. They also would have known that Bush used false docubeen
into voting for him.
one of Bush’s strongest
administration has" drummed up
quickly questioned his statements.
grace and he never backed
actually diving into facts.
was number of
believe the election
into his hand. If they
heard above the din of guitars. Bush
short, catchy sentences instead of
to Kerry's loss in
Kerry’s to lose for a
voice above the sound of electric
back burner. In doing
guitars to actually get his point
news or wait
Kerry had trouble raising his
Every day emphasis was put on
search through our papers for local
responsible for Bush’s victory.
actual issues of the election
pre-election polls, putting the
would no longer have
Bush had been campaign-
snappy campaigning, but
Kerry also got caught up
repeatedly issued coloured
not been a president elected.
result, but also felt a short
the rest of the world,
he has learned from his mistakes
the next four years.
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next morning, after just four hours
always a chance that Bush will turn over a new
half a dozen
a country with so
have to wait and see what will happen next under the
a.m. on Nov.
watching nearly seven
have had no significant impact.
war that has seen the death of more than 1 ,000 American soldiers. And, maybe, just maybe, they would have started questioning why Bush invaded Iraq instead
hours of U.S. election coverage on
ments when he
The words of Robert 3, after
was "the geographical base
relief this year.
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of the writer. Writers will
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Continued from Page 1 "It’d just kind of put a little hole on the outside of the tank and burst
So you got
crew and the
whole damn business.” He walked across the room and grabbed a photo album with two pictures ol him as a young man dressed
how young he was in his picture, it made me think of my grandfather who served in the war, who died in the ’70s before at
never got to hear his
made me realize he was my age when those photos were taken. It
washed in the laundry about 50 times. You could see all the white it
casualties weren’t that bad. But
had a lot before then.” he said. "There were 778 in my battalion on D-Day, and about three or four days after there were 196
of the jobs
kind of down over his ears, as though he was a janitor of some
out his wife Rita
was pregnant with their first child while he was overseas, and he didn’t get to meet his daughter until she was three. “I couldn’t figure out
was or anything England
in the stores
how big she he said. “In
at all the
how old they were.” He said it was an adjustment for everyone when he came back to Canada. It took a while for his daughter to get used to him, but when she did he said she couldn’t
He went back with his
they put other sol-
diers in danger,
cult tasks to take care
doing was identifying
he described. “Everybody had two of these dog
You’d never have any idea how
see them for three or four miles
proud Canadian, and his eyes
welled up as he said “You betcha.”
over the world. There were 1 2,000 of us on parade.” “It was kind of high ground behind us and as far as you could see, there was nothing but just peo-
midst of the war.
eager to learn and work,”
worst things going on in
learning experience. We need team player with problem-solving
at the fair
Students have the opportunity to earn a bursary through the college’s
booklets from career services.
looking for similar qualities. Betty Anne Kamstra and Jane
Career services can be reached 748-5220, ext. 3756.
Conestoga’ Students Inc. (CS1) allots $3,000 in their budget each year to reward deserving students who volunteer their time and effort
CSI’s general manager Judy Dusick says the bursaries aren’t something students can apply for; instead, staff at CSI choose which students have earned the
CSI awarded only
in front of their
CSI general manager
The student has to volunteer in excess of 200 hours to receive the
“It’s the age-old problem where, do we dangle the incentive in
of their nose
However, Dusick said they don’t advertise the bursaries as
do we reward them for it later?” she said. “It’s one of the
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The love between
of the same nature.
same-sex marriage will devalue a
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Family is nothing more than a group of people who love and care for each other. There is no reason that
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thus creating a healthy family.
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As Canadians, we
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“I don’t think there’s
for that in war,” he said. “I don't
think people in the United States or
anywhere should be watching all their soldiers going in and getting light-hearted
some of his experiences, though, and even said he has some good memories from those times. He met Gen. Dwight Eisenhower while it
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nose beforehand, or do we reward them for
and general student life.” CSI staff selects and nominates
time to events,
budget report for the year running from
simply didn’t have anybody else who met the criteria last year,” she said. “We look for people who voluntarily contribute
the age-old problem
$480 of the budgeted $3,000 to two students who they found
motivation for students to volunteer.
and the other was sent back to headquarters for the records. That was a full-time job once you got into
couple and a heterosexual couple
Europe, and told
like to talk to
’’Old Eisenhower, he
chance to make it out to the job fair can pick up leftover employer
Free said students a
deserving students with bursary
have freedom, and remember those fought and died to give you
is outgoing, confident, and bubbly with high energy.”
that the amount allocated to spend on scholarships and bursaries was one of the few expenditures that the union did not overspend on.
said he had other diffi-
easy leaving some behind.
back,” he said. “There were veter-
“I just kept on moving through the whole thing, one day after the other.” He mentioned that some men got shell shock and had to be sent
Europe in 994 three sons and his son-in-
ans there from
good student turnout. About 30 employers were on hand in the E-wing over the lunch
a success with a
law for the 50th anniversary of the
Second Wor/d War
said the event
Shulze were recruiting students to canvass for Tri-Us Business Promotions. "We want someone with personality, Schulze said. “Somone who
part-time work in or around the Kitchener- Waterloo area. “We’re looking for a student said Erin Wilton
— Page 5
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dressed up right to perfection, and Old Eisenhower had this old hat
employees. Career services officer Sara Free
something,” he said. “He had an old uniform and he must have had
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The Conestoga College social services program recently donated gift baskets to the United Way. Conestoga’s United Way campaign team has asked college staff and students
only one to take
including the rec and leisure serv-
program and the human serv-
busy right now doing big projects," she said, "but
year social services student, liked
able to get back to visit the
the idea and suggested they take
services foundation, so hopefully
next year they will said
said since her pro-
minute, she under-
the student client services build-
the alumni services
she said, “but
these agencies, but
they’re in time,”
and I just ran
the United “If
of programs will
don’t give them any-
else took part.
understand where coming from at that point
(graduates from her pro-
alumni relations department.
be up for the
MacKinnon. “I way to do it would
“and along with that cohesion, you
be behind the scenes for United
will forget you’re really stressed
over what’s going on
thought a better
MacKinnon managed to
said her classmates
were inexpensive. “If you go to the dollar
we were all
you’ve got 70 items.”
MacKinnon said giving back to the community was the main thing. "It’s good to give back as a group of people,” she doesn't cost much.”
sense of solidity to her class. “It’s nice to have that cohesion. ference
know you made somebody’s
don’t even know.”
good thing for Books will be discounted 75 or 80 per cent and clothing 25 to 40 per cent.
mately empty their shelves. “We’re clearing out stock that
sale almost sold out before the
as well as
of the day.
The store will also be returning unsold textbooks from the fall semester to the publishers on Nov. must which can be done by placing a $20 deposit. 12. After this dale, students
died Dec. 6,
at Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal
of other stuff,” she said. “I guess I’m a resource centre for used clothes.
MacKinnon said it is a good feeling to know social services students helped out the communify
raises a lot of
tickets for the baskets.
earned from ticket sales will be donated to the United Way and the baskets will be raffled during the week of Nov. 8.
instructed to check with the
Students office for
done the angel tree with kids and donated a whole lot
She said the event brought a
two items then
“There was only a pittance left.” Anyone who makes a purchase will be entered in a draw. Last year the bookstore gave away a coffee maker.
major,” she said. “If everyone in
rid of the dated
for crying out loud, that's nothing
,only a dollar or two, that’s a coffee
low as $2. Bookstore employee Tannis Gayler said the store marks down products to make them more attractive to students and to ultiwill be as
The clothing goes out into the community where people I know need them and pass them
said she has never
previously donated to the United Way, but she has helped out with
know we’re not alone in this world and when you really need it, some-
ence.” she said,
lems,” she said. “It’s really nice to
going to blow out
for the side-
as a class with
(Photo by Desiree Finhert)
Bookstore employee, Tannis Gayler, organizes stock walk sale.
MacKinnon said she hopes somebody who needs the basket
damaged, or they’re books that
social services student
could just relax and have a bubble
Christmas shopping at the sidewalk sale because of the prices.
donating baskets such a
really nice to
in this world and when you really need
your back, things she that," like said.
we’re not alone
was “There hand cream, foot a and cream, scrub brush for
small baskets full of personal care
will bring cohesion,” she said,
Christmas merchandise, but that
money. Sandra McKinnon, a second-
ordinator, said his class
they can be raffled off to raise
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sidewalk sale featuring end-of-
on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Manager of retail operations and campus services Mary Andraza said the store is making room for spring clothing line and the
donate baskets so
With Christmas still seven weeks away, students can put off Christmas shopping until next month, although those with nearempty wallets may want to get a headstart at the college’s bookstore sidewalk sale next week. The bookstore will hold its annu-
Conestoga fundraiser By
By DESIREE FINHERT
basket case will
Current students of Conestoga College may enter photographs promoting the theme, Positive Relationships, and all it encompasses, including reflections
of support, kindness, harmony, peace
Rules: clearly labelled
the All photographs must be the original work of entrant. Each entrant may submit 2 photos.
Submit your entries,
Judging will be based on the photograph’s emotional impact as well as composition, originality and technical quality.
Entries can be black and white or colour, and taken with a 35mm or digital camera, but 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
name, student ID number. Program, e-mail address and phone number.
announced on CJIQ.
Room 2B04 All entries must include the student’s
— SPOKE, November
go-to guy member retires
at the college
20 years BORS
originals on Oct. 29 at the retire-
nator of the electrical apprentice-
ment party of Lance McDermott. McDermott, 65, worked for 20
top of spaghetti
Chartwells chef Michael Preikschas prepares pasta noodles as the specialty meal of the day for students
the main cafeteria on
Women’s resource group
equipment for the and program apprenticeship repaired
For a complete
The Women’s Resource Group held
10th anniversary shindig
books available students can contact Barb Cowan by e-mail at email@example.com. The
About 30 people, all but one of them women, gathered for the event, which included cake, door prizes and a look back at some of the events sponsored by the organ-
ization over the three decades.
were killed in the Montreal Massacre at Ecole Polytechnique
Melissa Turner, peer services administrator
the college, said
her coming to the 10th anniversary had a lot to do with the
worthwhile programs the group had sponsored in the past. “I have an interest in what they’ve done and as a woman I like to support the group,” she said.
Videos were on display such as Us Softly, an exploration
negatively in advertising, as well as
Searching for Hope which
features interviews with different
Books the group donated to the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) were also on display. All literature
such as rape, disorders and
located next to government documents in the LRC. Rose buttons were on display in
of the 14
Dec. 6, 1989. Booths will be set up around the college on Dec. 6, so people can buy a button to support local
women’s shelters. For more information on the Dec. 6 Day of Remembrance contact Julia Biedermann at jbie-
to school to
speak, enrolling in
many courses. was the cur-
of his teachers
rent dean of trades
Han Zawada. Zawada joked that
"Lance was the go-to guy, not just
McDermott’s friends, he received a number of parting gifts, includ-
for a plane ticket to
die time say
said after receiv-
ing his gifts. “I’m not going to say that.”
McDermott said he will miss the people the most, co-workers as
administrative assistant guys
well as students.
Schuetzkowski said McDermott knew the ins and outs of the college system better than a lot of the teach-
about the students,” he mind missing my lunch to help them out, they only have a limited amount of time to do
Mary Love, tant to all
day-time apprenticeship with worked has
At the party McDermott’s welding abilities were not as advanced as they could be. “Lance once asked me to show him how to weld something,” Zawada said. “I looked at it and said if you can’t weld that then you weren’t taught how to weld proper-
But Zawada was just as passionate in his praise for McDermott. “Since I came here Lance has taught me a thing or two about this
good and now
The party was a Jamaicanthemed potluck lunch and, in
as the day is long.” Mary Love,
they’re taking Lance,” she said.
“You hear people
to take a lot of
of the crowd.
ship at Conestoga.
at the college”
known has for five years and
for us, but for the maintenance
learn the tricks of the trades, so to
By JUSTIN BASTIN
and a half years.
demonstrated a variety of other including auto mainteskills, nance, cabinetry and painting during his time at the college. McDermott came to Canada 35 years ago from Jamaica, where he as a police officer for seven
Conestoga, including in ATS Centre (then the the Detweiler centre) while it was still being built, helping to install much of the original equipment. (Photo
Zawada said of the ATS “He is a true friend to all of
Centre staff celebrated the contribution of one of their true
over the years.”
can eat anytime.” said there have been the ATS centre over the I
for the last 17 years.
a kind, decent person who is as honest as the day is long,” Love said. “We have shared our good times and some bad times
spoke very fondly of McDermott’s sense of humour. “Once I teased him and said with a Scottish name like McDermott, he must like haggis. He replied, ‘actually, McDermott is an Irish name.’” Love gave a speech at the party
“Now we all know what we’re doing and
a whole lot different.”
he might buy a old truck and from scratch. He also said
probably see more of his children
and grandchildren. “The one has a birthday the day before mine,”
a hint of modest pride. “His was yesterday.”
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Women’s Resource Group is also holding a photography contest with photo entries being accepted until Nov. 12. The pictures should promote positive relationships. Three prizes will be awarded for $150, $100 and $50. Entries should be taken to Student Services in Room 2B04. For information on joining the Women's Resource Group contact Joan Magazine at email@example.com.
DOON CAMPUS BOOKSTORE 2ND ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE WED. NOV Just outside the
17th - 10:00 «.m.
Doon Campus Bookstore
GREAT PRICES ON CLOTHING, TEXTBOOKS AND ASSORTED ITEMS DON’T MISS
EARLY DON'T BE
(Photo by Mike Bors)
Lance McDermott, 65, sits in his workshop where he spent much with Conestoga. Lance retired on Oct. 29.
of his time during his
Marijuana By BENJAMIN
however, users would no longer
receive jail sentences or criminal
Prime Minister Paul Martin says legislation
will be presented to the
modernize the marijuana in
$400 based on their age and amount of marijuana involved.
The bill laws was
modify the marijuana originally introduced by the federal government in May 2003. and again in February 2004. It died on the Order Paper on both occasions.
decriminalize marijuana will
duced. In the revised 10. still
they would also receive a criminal
Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.
study in 2002 that found about 40
cannabis, currently remains illegal in this
country under the Canadian
The government plans duce softer penalties
Brian and Eric agree that decriminalizing marijuana
would not have
an effect on their habit of using the substance.
whether mean. I'm doing
to get high,
legal or not.
not legal," Eric said.
who use it. it may have an impact on the lives of the
ence the people people
the services of illegal traffickers,
since users cannot buy cannabis
else. If the drug was however, the demand for
to achieve a state
of small amounts of marijuana. The penalties for traffickers and
of intoxication. The university questioned 7,000 children, aged
producers of the drug, however,
from across Canada. Brian and Eric of Hamilton, who did not want to give their last names, have been smoking mari-
ijuana) were legal. I'd be out of a
would be more harsh. For example, someone who is caught growing more than 50 plants would receive
sentence of 14 years
alter his entire lifestyle. “If
job, and I’d have to
The dealer has
money he has
said he started using the drug in
uted to his illegal sales.
Over the past few years, Canadian politicians have been
debating the possibility of legalizing, or decriminalizing marijuana.
Legalization would mean there is no law prohibiting the possession
of marijuana. Thus, people could not
be penalized for having or
usine the substance.
high school because he was bored.
"I bring in
at a part-time job.”
into smoking the drug, but he did it because most of his friends were doing it.
Sometimes you and your friends just want to
The dealer said he does not morally wrong for selling the because he only people he knows smoke
not like I’m recruiting
smokers. The people
STRATEGIES WHEN you feel overwhelmed with work. WHEN you want to cut down on the time you spend studying.
WHEN you feel disorganized.
you want to take better notes or read more
a large risk for
such a small pay-off.” Habitual cannabis users, Brian
and Eric, also said they are afraid of being caught and charged with
you are looking for an effective form of procrastination control.
the staff ser-
geant of the Waterloo Regional Police Services drug unit. He said possession of narcotics is
Massicotte added there is a problem with substance abuse in this country, and the whole problem
begins with marijuana. He said marijuana is usually the first drug people try and it acts as a gateway to harder drugs. “I’ve never met one drug addict, one heroin addict, one crack '
one cocaine addict that didn't start by smoking marijuana.” The gateway theory is something the police and marijuana users agree on. Brian said he wouldn’t have tried cocaine or ecstasy if he
marijuana after being arrested.
smoked cannabis with
drug dealers and producers of marijuana and other narcotics. “In the last several years we've taken
dangerous life. However, the Canadian Senate Committee on Illegal Drugs
released a report
never met one drug
Room 2A109. Student Services
convincing evidence to establish the gateway hypothesis.”
do not want the drug decriminalized police
Anonymous marijuana dealer
send mixed messages to the young people of their communities. The dealers would rather the drug
and psychological problems. For these reasons, Massicotte said he does not believe the laws regarding marijuana should be changed. He said he believes the government is confusing young people about the dangers of
be decriminalized instead of legalized because there would still be a demand for their services and they
cannabis by attempting to soften
our website htto://www. conestoaac.on. a/isp/stserv/index.isg
view, the most precious
minds of our
young people. To make a
And users of the drug are legalization
would be no sion.
A Message from Learning Strategies
cocaine addict that didn’t
hopes of stopping the drugs before they get onto the streets. Marijuana such produces
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breakers agree marijuana leads to a
Massicotte said the mandate of the drug unit is to investigate high
legalization or decriminalization of
had not smoked marijuana. Eric added he got a connection to harder drugs through the people he
for learning strategy assistance, visit the
change a law that would affect the minds of our young people is irresponsible and not well thought out. I would never support any type of
To make an appointment
with possession is usually involved in another crime and is found with
rather than small
offence the police
The Learning Strategies Service,
out a pile of cannibis
customers. The dealer said he
about $1,000 a week selling the
have too many distractions to deal with and want to improve your concentration.
WHEN exams are coming
to sell his
weed to would just buy it off someone else.” Although he has no moral problem with selling marijuana, the dealer said he knows that he is performing an illegal act, and is afraid of being caught by the police. "That (being caught) is what I don't want. It can ruin chances at future jobs or even travelling out of
WHEN TO SEEK HELP WITH LEARNING
(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)
An anonymous marijuana dealer weighs into smaller
about $1,000 a week,
had nothing better to do on school lunch times.” Eric said he was not pressured
cannabis for about four years, and he said any
go legit.” been selling
juana for about five years. Brian
and we got (smoking marijua-
Marijuana became illegal to possess in 1923 because it was considered a dangerous drug. However, Queens' University released a
— Page 9
possession offenders would receive
Martin, however, suggested the
updated version. to
would between $100 and they
receive a fine
By decriminalizing would remain
penalties for posses-
As of now.
C-10 has not
passed by the House of Commons. However, it is a bill that is proving to be controversial, and
certainly has Canadians talking.
— SPOKE, November
Despite losses Condors By KATE BATTLER
received three or four.
Conestoga Condors men's rugby
hard for the team
team hard over the Halloween
time they got something moving
but that didn’t stop the
players from having some fun
along the way. Spirits
were high on the bus
Peterborough for the Ontario Association
tournament, but things
changed quickly once the Condors' first
They played well together
was scored by eight-man Glen
hard hits and never-give-up attitude
Jeff Desruisseau said the
The Knights only seemed
ground when a penalty was called against Conestoga. That
the only time they scored,
Saturday night there was an
Conestoga players Joel Hussey and Matt Lindsay were named
OCAA All-Star team. The team
Sunday morning going
Above, Eric Gauthier, a winger, gets tackled by a Fleming Knights player during a semi-
awards banquet for the teams.
penalty kicks. For every one penalty (Photos by Kate Battler)
we came up
their bodies, their
Condors outplayed the Knights. the
"The guys put
game on Sunday.
favour of the
Knights. This meant the Condors
and pushed the Knights 22 metres during one drive to score a
score of Saturday’s
team got off to a good
a penalty called
them back 10 metres: final
Playing the Fleming Knights, the
game, Oct. 30. The Condors lost the game 6-5. Below, Sam McCulloch is lifted into the air by Matt Lindsay (left) and Greg Smith to catch the ball being thrown in by Alex Hogg (not shown), Oct. 31
that their hearts
(Photos by Kate
Above, the Condors drive the
Below, Flanker Mike Parkhill tries to avoid a tackle by a player during the bronze medal game, Oct. 31
over the disappoint-
The Condors gained
the end with
after losing to the
— Page 11
Caudle missed the 2-point kick
The Condors got start
off to a
bring them back.
wasn’t enough to
Mohawk came own
back and scored
and made the kick
last nail in
Condors, and the
the coffin for the
Mohawk went on
to score anoth-
but missed the kick, to
12-5 at the half.
day, as well
Sunday, the field was half mud, half grass with a few big puddles
here and there. This
sliding around the field
Starting off the
well but were a
were down from
the loss the day before.”
said they have a lot of players
Hussey and Matt Lindsay were
and Russ Wykes was named player of the the
for his effort in scoring
Despite the losses the Condors still
Sunday ’s game.
While walking across second
Conestoga led kick for
Hussey said he
to all the rain the previous
coming back next year and
drained out of them.
“1 think spirits
This seemed to be the
bronze with a
thought the players played pretty
Hussey missed the 2-point
Ball decided to
take advantage of a puddle
and took a running dive through it.
He was quickly followed by
Mike Parkh ill, Wykes, Hussey, John Fields and few of the other players.
This was followed by
scored on their fourth to
a couple of the players
braving the cold water
of a nearby river to rinse
(Photo By Kate Battler)
Richard Patan, flanker, a tackle by a
Condors Oct. 31.
(Photos by Kate Battler)
Ball dives head-first
through a giant
the field after the bronze medal game. Above, Joel Plater follows behind feet first.
Below, Captain Joel Hussey runs the Mountaineers, Oct. 31
(Photo by Kate Battler)
John Fields and Russ Wykes contemplate going
the freezing cold water after taking a dive through a mud puddle. They eventually took the plunge. Left, players pose for a team picture with the
coaches and the manager.
— SPOKE, November
Inner beauty of Budapest :
Taking a cruise
a popular way
for tourists to
Second World War
attributed to the
when Nazis fought bloody This
the fifth part
of Jennifer' of her
travel series recounting tales
Eastern her tour
Kyiv on route
a strong sense of relief as
stepped off the plane from
After dealing with corrupt immigration
pleasantly surprised to
in its streets.
Even the weather appeared to be on our side as my tour group emerged from the airport into sunny, 25 C weather, a dramatic change from the snowfall and freezing temperatures in Russia and the Ukraine. Despite the friendly people and
into the heart of Budapest,
the city in one
word: drab. I had incorrectly assumed a place with such an exotic name and location would be bright and exciting. In contrast, the
majority of build-
building, on the Pest side of the city.
As our group of seven waited line
building’s neo-Gothic architecture.
had seen this building as a child might have been frightened, thinking Dracula and his bloodthirsty friends roamed 1
sides, especially the Gothic
My gaze shifted to the red, white and green-striped Hungarian flags
did not smell “Old Spice” fresh,
flapping idly in the light breeze.
turn to enter
taking a cruise
irritated as the
people crowded into the narrow halls
questioned whether or
was worth being poked and elbowed to see the building’s main not
were the width of the giving the
frustrating than educaI
could not wait to leave.
way to the exit, I had to laugh when a member of my group our
space to spread out.
them signs read
our lengthy session
peted steps, statues of pages looked
jam sandwich. The menu left much
At the centre of the arched ceiling there were three substantial frescoes, which our guide said were brimming with Hungarian allusions; ignorant of their meanings, all I saw was
While we moved
room whose voice
to the next
the informative guide,
made me apprewhen my bowl of
steaming hot soup arrived
pleased with each tasty spoonful,
of the facade must surely
tary democracy after enduring decades of Communist rule. We proceeded into a hall where
more than one
sacred coronation gear, including a
Martonfi, our local Susan Hungarian guide, said rampant pollution was to blame for the blemishes on the buildings. Budapest’s esthetic flaws were also partially
have ignited fear
bejewelled crown, sceptre, orb and
of the building's roof contrasted with
and to the Chamber of Deputies, where the glass-encased
of traditional Hungarian goulash.
stew and Hungarian sausage, I finally committed myself to a bowl
to adopt a western-style parliamen-
clear the creature
country of the former Soviet Bloc
of the fantastical gray edifice, and
stone spikes, which lined the roof
Susan suggested a hearty lunch of Hungarian cuisine to rejuvenate us for the long day ahead. Everyone was elated, although I, an extraordinarily picky eater, had my heart set on a peanut butter and
pieces of potato. Unfortunately, the
man was walking a cat on a As we came closer it was
Since the group was weary after
was muffled by the shuffling of said Hungary was the first
ings were dull and covered with
group was sidetracked by a young with an unusual pet.
pointed to the elaborate, brass cigar
the corridors inside.
holders fixed to the walls, beside
As we proceeded up
Buda and Pest
Danube I was
with a mass of people, some
Budapest on both
shone through the pollution stains and wartime destruction. Susan said Budapest was not the original name of Hungary’s capital city. It was founded in 1873 with the unification of three towns: Buda, Obuda and Pest. The Danube River ran through the city, dividing
from the commercial and
ing a unique medieval-like struc-
glance, the inner beauty of the city
without being harassed.
see the sights
way through Hungarian customs
glorious climate, as our bus
about 75 per cent of the city was harmed or destroyed during that
wild boar, which he mer-
gobbled, put a damper on the meal for me. Following lunch we had only a short walk to our next attraction. On the way to the Gothic Matthias Church, reconstructed in the late 19th century to resemble its original 14th century glory, our
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
is one most well-known sights
of the in
asked the stranger, “What kind
replied, "It’s a ferret,” while
its squirmy back. Amber, our tour director, bravely touched the ferret’s head and suggested 1 take a turn, but that was out of the question. I was repulsed by the weasel-like animal that amused itself by haphazardly running around in circles and sniffing
knew when the
beside him in bed every
inside, men were required wear yarmulkes, the skullcaps worn by religious Jews. thought this was a nice change from Kyiv, where women were forced to cover their heads with scarves at a to
Unlike the dreary and musty atmosphere in many churches had visited, the walls of the synagogue were adorned with vibrant colours and marble and gold designs. Light
said the fer-
Matthias Church had been under
radiated into the building through
two decades following its destruction in the Second World War, but to an unknowing observer repair for
the impressive building looked as
had been standing
hold up to 3,000 people; some prayed while others took pictures. Susan ushered us outside to see a
Behind the church was the Fisherman’s Bastion, named for the fishermen who were believed to have stood guard along that stretch of land. Early
monument in remembrance of the Jews who lost their lives during the Second World War. On the way we passed a small, enclosed yard filled with tombstones where thousands of Jews who died during the war
20th century a
white stone wall was built on the spot and seven lowers were erected to represent the
seven ancient tribes
had inhabited the country.
Making my way through
side of the river,
was granted an unparalleled view of the calm waterway and the Parliament where we had spent the morning. 1
rested for a
moment on one
windowsills, the wind
to take in the spectacular scene.
must admit pointed that
was somewhat disapthe Danube was not as
blue as legends boast, but rather
had a greenish-brown hue. The next day our group boarded a boat for a picturesque cruise
Wearing a polo
and pedal pushers, a welcome change from pashminas and jackets in Russia, shirt
mass grave, smaller
The memorial, willow
renowned view of the Danube from the stronghold.
resting place of so
modern steel weeping
structure in the shape of a
that the final
arched doorways of the bastion was difficult with so many tourists all having the same purpose: seeing
variegated stained glass
and the roof’s skylights. Dozens of people sat in the pews which could
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lined the walls below.
the sidewalk. I
and onion-shaped domes at their pinnacles. Carvings of the Star of David and Hebrew inscriptions
passage: (Photo by Jennifer Ormston)
and green Hungarian
my father and I sat
in the front seats
of the cruiser and listened, from crackling headsets, to a running
On our right, the ominous Hungarian Parliament loomed in the distance for what seemed like miles; the dark archaic-looking building once again made me
can be seen blowing
the wind at the Parliament building.
vying for a better view of the sights.
After approximately 30 minutes, the boat turned around the lush
Margaret Island and headed back towards the dock.
exiled herself to the
island’s convent following a war,
a present-day, nature-lover’s heav-
As the boat slowly glided through the tranquil water, we passed rowers expertly paddling
their skiff in unison, anglers cast-
moving vehicles on heavily forested isle were bicyfastest
people out for a leisurely stroll. The boat made a quick stop for those who wanted to spend their
To me, the contemporary monument seemed out of place near the rows of gravestones and the mag-
would fly to our final destination. I was certain we had saved the best
kind in the world, was
next on our agenda.
Budapest’s central synagogue also a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history and
was decorated with windows and attractive
embankment, passing joggers and
the synagogue’s roof, with clocks
cycling along a pathway by the
day relaxing on the island; however, our group still had sights to see on the mainland so we carried on. Dohany Synagogue, one of the
mid- 19th century church. That evening I listlessly packed my toiletries, clothes and teddy bear for the fifth time in three weeks. The busy days of touring and flying from one city to the next exhausted. had left me Nevertheless, I went to bed that night with a smile on my face, knowing the following day we
cruise boats packed with tourists
was inscribed with
Pick up a copy of next week's Spoke as Jennifer travels to Prague.
(Photo by Jennifer Ormston) (Photo by Jennifer Urmston)
The weeping willow monument at Dohany Synagogue stands in memory the Second World War. The leaves are adorned with victims names.
Jews who died
small ferret and his unusual owner entertain Jennifer’s tour
group outside Matthias Church. Amber Medkiff, the tour bravely touches the animal.
â€” SPOKE, November
Huvtmntn ldiii THIVIADEGHASSIPUQ
— Page 15
Rock climbing rocks MORRIS
to the next, like a child
about scaling huge
unison to reach the lop.
As a beginner
your mind and this sport as
was surprised to see how were at The Grotto
climbing that night. I spoke with six-year-old Evan Fleming on his second night out climbing with his mom. Evan
and safety into the
(Photo by Janet Morris) is
but there are several studies to
Climbing indoors in a controlled environment such as Higher Ground and The Guelph
belayer keeps tension on
the rope at the
hour of participation soccer and base-
ceiling of the
are fewer injuries per
bottom of the wall
sure climbers are secure as
they climb. This
Grotto reduces the risk of personal
climbing was really cool and he had a lot of fun doing it.
Once people understand
equipment and realize they can’t
ing area and explained that there
belayer would use his or her body
weren’t any ropes there because
was low to the ground and were mats to fall down on.
encouraged to work at their own comfort level. Jason Cunningham has been climbing for seven years and said he was looking for something to do
climber’s weight on the rope and
prevent the climber from falling. 1
up on the
the holds to
back a few timeito get used to the idea of being secure if 1 were to
Bouldering is a different kind of climbing where the wall tilts towards you on a negative incline, and, in some cases, the holds are on the ceiling.
Climbing on the bouldering walls
was a cool
up so high and going from one hold
moves made when I
more fun. “You can't see there’s
you have been working on or something new.
Communication skills are reinas you work with your belayer and the people around you
as a team.
weather and he’s not working he goes climbing. “Both of the two local indoor climbing gyms (The Guelph Grotto and Higher Ground at Sportsworld) are a lot of fun to go to and they are
“It’s freeing, you’re up at the top and no one else is around. It’s relaxing too once you’re off the ropes and safely at the top.
“There’s also a great sense of
climbing looks but
achievable by anyone
“There are different levels of difficulty and everyone can succeed at
he said. However,
doesn’t hurt to be
strong, although technique
reaching higher heights
new-found love of wall climbing. He is seen here at The Guelph Grotto rock-climbing
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says the best part of climbing
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Gareth Marks, owner and manager of Higher Ground, located at Sportsworld in Kitchener, says
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— SPOKE, November
a greatest hits album too soon for pop princess? Is
Week of Nov.
R. R. Tolkien said
Giving Britney Spears a greatest
album just six years after her debut album may seem a little absurd when you look at how long hits
The 22-year-old performer
be releasing her best singles in a 17-track album called Greatest
Prerogative. Included are
14 songs that span her past four albums from ...Baby One More Time to In The Zone. Three new songs are included: Do Somethin', (I’ve Just Begun) Having My Fun. which didn't make the cut on her previous album, and her newest single. My Prerogative, which is a remake of Bobby Brown’s 1988
The album on Nov.
be hitting stores
coinciding with greatest
album releases from other
country singer Shania
The Bee Gees
longest to finish.
being rushed and
Just give your-
Bee Gees. Spears’ new album has people
deserving of a her
this early in
she has established
herself as a real artist and not just
Twain and the Bee Gees seem a more credible when it comes to greatest hits albums having
because they are known for their music and not just for being a blond sex vixen.
will reunite on Nov. 25, the United States Thanksgiving, in a
Seinfeld debuted on July 5, 1989,
standup routine, the sitcom used
Using a cause and
effect style of
writing, every action
made by one
character indirectly influences the lives
Use your persua-
siveness to encourage others to do
In the long run you'll be
Spears from being a good nominee
album of her own just syncs and flaunts
people were only focused on
her performing and not her singing, her albums wouldn’t be selling. And with her last album coming a
second to Blink 182 with 31,300 records sold in Canada in its first week, they’re obviously
order to popularize their music, bets are off
just part of the
with her schoolgirl outfit and pig-
In 1998, Seinfeld
ended with the
more publicity. It has worked for
being released two days before airs.
DVD will feature
three seasons of the sitcom.
pline and hard
love the drama of a good
argument. If you’re going to dish out,
you can take
Leo July 23
January 20 February 18
be on the television idea
posed, the three co-stars had threat-
actors said they should be getting a
percentage of the left
out of a previous
despise small-minded peo-
Original and inventive ideas are
penny pinching even
lurking inside that head of yours.
more. That's the reason your
not be working. or get out.
Act on them and you'll find people drawn to you. You may find a great companion after all is said and done.
and David’s autobiographi-
Enthusiasm, the other cast
August 23 September 22
Louis-Dreyfus had a short-lived
ing his luck at television again in
Come to a compromise
Cancer June 22
be joined by fellow
CBS sitcom. Listen Up. Even Richards had a quickly canned sit-
com on NBC
While you are
on the reunion special, for a cut of
Larry David, co-crcator of the
You can be shrewd and cautious when it comes to relationships but
ple and hate
he's not sure about the former.
was worked out with the coThey will take part in the promotion, which includes appearing
Alexander (George) and Michael Richards (Kramer).
Alexander did not fair well in his 2001 ABC show. Bob Patterson, however, he is try-
Each small event coincidently creates a problem for another character until the whole plot of episode spirals into one the humourous event. The show became a huge suc-
like a ton
are infinite, the uni-
be paid for their services, and a
retrospective on the show’s early
the series ended. All three of their
good way of course!
bers have yet to enjoy success since
decision-making needs a tune up.
DVD this holiday season.
bricks, in a
be launching a marketing fren-
zy for the
same sex are job for some artists
order to create a
doing nothing. The reunion show is being used as a marketing tool to ensure massive ironically,
for love to
Albert Einstein once said only
kissing people of the
four friends being sent to prison for,
Seinfeld agreed the actors should
sales of the
might take a while
Getting married in Las Vegas or
November 22 December 21
comes down to the maturity of an artist. Has Spears shown a maturity since she was 16 Ultimately
development when she’s traded in the outfit for a transparent jeweled body suit instead? Regardless of anyone's opinion of the artist, hits are hits and if any artist has produced as many Top 10 singles as Spears has, they are worthy of a greatest hits album. Even if they sold their body in
buying her music.
Five for fighting said you will
voice and can sing live in concert?
she has a strong
for a classics
album will be on store shelves tomorrow. The Bobby Brown remake, My
episode faced with mundane daily events.
things on their
Britney Spears’ greatest hits
of the others.
more content working with
£T* t C
Seinfeld will host the one-hour
Does that make Twain a better
before holiday shopping begins.
no elaborate plot followed through-
friends, Jerry, Elaine,
Scorpio October 23
careers have suffered from failed
Take a nice long
albums the same number as
Hence, they decided to show the
walk outside when you need
reunion special on Thanksgiving,
man-made things You are much more at home in nature than the
out the series.
The show is often referred to as a show about nothing, since there is
lives of four neurotic
rub you the wrong way.
Twain introduced her first album in 1993, and has
and ran for eight seasons.
and the unique brand of witty comedy became a part of main-
Fans of Seinfeld will have some-
thing to give thanks for this holiday
cast of the popular
Did you know that they took the word gullible out of the dictionary? You looked, didn't you?! It's OK, you have an easy-going sense of humour and can take a
album, with a career spanning hits
Possibly so, but
Libra September 23 October 22
never started that takes the
years with 19 No.
But when you focus on the pop industry and how fast the artists come and go, having four albums in five years is quite an accomplishment especially to have grown into a globally recognized
with several other similar
Britney Spears releases her
six years after the
show ended, the cast will be able to share some of their most memorable moments from the show about nothing.
to conceal oneself
don't take criticism well,
because your choices are
others. You feel you much more but you'll make your own choices to
according to Friedrich Nietzsche.
you have anyone else
to say it's
Michael Richards Show. Aside from their failed attempts, the co-stars of Seinfeld were part of one of the most popular sitcoms of the '90s.
Talking also be
a 2nd-year journalism
student in tune with the universe.
Elements hosts a Tea Party’ Getting a
Festival forced to find a theatre for last two days
of the same chamomile? new caffeine in
Maybe you need a life, and The Tea
didn’t take place in
Joseph Chen, the curator for the festival,
them to give any less than an amazing performance and it was definitely well worth the possible for
were more pumped and the band had better communication with their audience. And that's something lead singer Jeff Martin has always been good at. His audience
group played mostly older songs.
They opened with
Ants, from their 1997 album
Transmission. The crowd went wild when the background instrumentals started playing, seeing the
emerge from the back of
stage. Martin’s wailing vocals
from the excited was delighted to hear a lot of 'the classics, from the album Splendor Solis, which have a bluesier, medieval edge to them - in particular Winter Solstice, an acoustic Pagan witch dance, and Certain Slant of Light.
During Save Me. Martin even got out a bow and streamed it across his guitar - something Jimmy Paige himself professed he couldn’t
accomplish properly. Between
the band’s unusual techniques
(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)
town Kitchener on Oct. 29. rare instruments, fans got a
never seen before.
was one thing I liked about shows overall, it would be that
simply have cancelled, but
money. 1 found there was more energy at the Kitchener show. The crowd was a lot bigger, the people
was much more than anybody else would have done. 1 think many of the other festivals would
also played their spec-
tacular cover of Daniel
was personal. Other new songs played were intimate,
Overload, Luxuria, Stargazer and the popular single Writing’s on the Wall.
when The Tea
tends to evoke a lot of emotions
says their albums aren’t the types
from the crowd.
of things you can
In the middle of the show, Martin said
with the old and
with the new”, as
band transitioned into new tunes from their current album Seven Circles. Listening to the songs on the CD is one thing, but hearing them live gave me a greater appreciation. the
late manager, Steve Hoffman, who passed away a year ago from a two-year battle with lung cancer. Martin told the meaning and dedication behind the song, introducing his audience to the world of turmoil they went through
with the loss of their best friend. felt as if
they were playing for
and for everyone I’ve ever known with a terminal
have a greater appreciation for their work. After the band left the stage, the audience seemed to be deflated and nostalgic. They started chanting “Tea Party!” louder and faster until stuff
Have you ever
tried searching for
that certain transsexual, like
Waterloo because the building was still being constructed.
said the Princess
building a second theatre with two
located at 46 King
N., and until early last week, the
intended to use this
month and special
second season is
to spark a
which airs on Pride Vision TV, combines the concepts of The Dating Game and Blind Date with a gay twist. The show gives a contestant the opporFairy.
choose between three peogo on a date with. The three competitors are given 45 seconds to impress their potential date by doing anything they can from long tunity to ple to
The conchooses their favourite to go on the date with which can range from dominatrix classes to riding in
not perhaps enough people heard about this, and that’s something we’ll strive to improve in the future."
said plans are already in the
works for next year’s festival. "In terms of what fans can look forward to,” he said,” we’re going to try to tie (the festival) in with
some of the other cultural events going on in the area, with some of
the three returned for their encore,
Since the building wasn’t completed in time, Chen was forced to quickly relocate the Friday and
which included Temptation and a
Saturday shows to Hyland Theatre,
linked production in both musical-
blend of three different songs one.
Black before returning to
Awake and ending
met the band after the show in London, and they are terrific guys. Their performances were phenomenal, and I would highly recommend you see them the next time.
kind of annoyed to
hear about that
minute, but a problem can happen at
any time,” he
have put on
sudden change of
off. It was quite the trip was how the idea sprung." The show differs from many other dating shows currently on the air because they don’t aim to embarrass their guests by making nasty remarks
venue definitely affected attendance for the WFAC.
also said everyone can look
forward to bring
the newest and best films
from around the world
area and present a multiple-
as well as in exhibition form.”
Despite the snag,
into the band’s covers of
the other cultural organizations in
want to run into again lem with the Princess. be
to this area.
the things that
the Princess next year,” he
adding the location of the
WFAC for 2005 is still up in the air.
TV you're straight and
him on the date. “It was pretty
interested in dating because every-
Quincy Paul said the idea for the show was conceived after going to a wedding with one tional affairs
friend of ours
dealing with but
He talked how he’s
it now and, not only who can he date? Do
said. “It’s not really just enter-
issues going on too.”
void there was in gay
At the end of the date the show’s host. Nelson Tome, asks
he was on a flight back to Toronto from the wedding.
was the most bizarre thing. I was sitting next to this woman who was six feet tall. She had long blonde
can barely breathe as the
said they have been
impressed with the attention their show has been receiving, being rec-
ognized as one of the top shows on the Pride Vision TV network, with high-profile companies such as the Toronto Star and Z103 eager to sponsor the program.
The next season of Fairy Tale begin
Nov. 23 to Dec.
son went on a second date, a high
show can contact the show’s producer, Myles Shane, by e-mailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org
percentage compared to most
with their name, age, an optional
in the first sea-
guest on the
also tries to deal with socially-
a wide range of people from 15 to
photo and what they’re looking for in a date or partner, or they can visit the Hiltz Squared Media website at
conscious issues by digging deeper
40, but Paul said part of the show’s
The show’s demographic reaches
found out she was a
there will be a second
ples on the
very large breasts,” he laughs. a terrible flyer so
date. Sixteen out of the
taining but there’s a lot of social
Paul said he never realized the
you have to tell them you're (HIV) positive, what’s the whole story behind that?” Paul
throughout the dates.
plane's flying and she’s telling the
and dating or
who attended we have heard nothing
“In terms of fans the festival,
through interviews and following
kisses to strip dancing.
a hot air balloon.
The tidbits section was comprised of
kind of neat, and not that people
most popular films Galaxy Cinemas were Steamboy and Appleseed, and the most popular film shown at Hyland was the at
hopefuls interested in finding that
looking for dating
pany responsible for creating the
was at the wedding and they changed from a man to a woman,” Paul said. “We started talking and we thought that was
gay, lesbian, bisexual,
show. Vice-president of interna-
of the show’s producers. first
“The attendance was quite low year and below our expectations but we remained committed to the festival and we were very
Find your gay soulmate on By
see a film had a fabulous time.
two days of the festival were held at the Galaxy Cinemas in Waterloo. The final two days were supposed to be held at the Princess Twin Cinemas, but the venue had to be relocated to the Hyland Theatre. Chen said the main problem was they were unable to use the
of the people
heard about the festival and went to
of the Waterloo
Chen said. “It did the show went on.”
had the unfortunate experience of being left to scramble for a theatre for the final two days of the
them five times now, and with their most recent album not being up to par with their earlier work, I was expecting a mediocre I've seen
audience from affect us. but
Running from Oct. 27-30,
London, where they kicked off their world tour, and at the club in
we had planned to be in and wc had targeted our
arc, after all, the
The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) almost
twice this past
was lucky enough to sec them week - at The Drink
— Page 17
into the contestant’s lives
ing the viewers a greater sense of
gay people watching it.
that not only
“It’s also entertaining for straight
season was HIV-positive and
people because whether you’re gay
guest on the
p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on
PrideVision TV. The second season will
â€” SPOKE, Novemeber
Nov. l&+h is-**
— Page 19
be on top of the Western Conference.
The Timberwolves Gel ready to hoop it up sports the because National fans,
career high last year in points,
rebounds and blocks. The duo of Wally Szczerbiak and
The NBA season kicked off Nov. 2. Opening games included Houston at Detroit and Sacramento at Dallas
Troy Hudson has potential to be a
Basketball Association hit
off of last year's
offensive boost for the Timberwolves. The six-foot-seven Szczerbiak tied a Timbcrwolf frangreat
chise record with
Pistons arc looking good, thanks in
guard Carlos Delfino. The
play a significant role see
be a slam-dunk this year. Troy Hudson, standing in
foot-one, hit a season-high
Conference final. It should be a key season for centre
Stephen Jackson, forward Jonathan Miller.
Jackson provides a more athletic side to the team and will increase the
Miami in the second round. The Indiana Pacers are in fine form and should make their way to Conference
Jersey. Last year's
number 2-ranked team, the Houston Rockets, according to The Sports Network www.tsn.ca. (TSN) McGrady takes Juwan Howard, McGrady,
moving the big man, former L.A. Laker centre, Shaquille O’Neal to Miami and former Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon
to not duplicate last season's
against Boston. Last year. Miller
scored 19 points
career-best in last year’s playoffs
where Bender, a solid forward, tied for team lead in scoring with a with
injuries this season include
Jersey Nets point guard Jason
Kidd, out indefinitely with a knee
could prove rewarding with centre
Bender and guard Reggie
15 points. In 2002, he
For the Indiana Pacers,
against Phoenix scoring 34 points.
no shortage of big
year against Cleveland scoring
focused, Szczerbiak has the potential
six-foot-six Argentinean will have to
son. Staying mentally and physically
and drama with talented players on the court and trade
Who knows when we
expect the Kidd to
come back and
Tyronn Lue and Reece Grains with him. Joining up with Yao Ming
with such players as Alvin Williams,
dazzle us with his finesse and pas-
Morris Peterson and a promising
makes for a solid team. What do Toronto Raptors
to the playoffs this season
year, they are in a great position to
concerning Vince Carter’s trade demand in the off-season. General manager Rob Babcock and coach tle,
Mitchell are in an uphill bat-
and trading the team’s key play-
er adds to the controversy.
However, Toronto has a chance
Glover was named to the 2001 All-Tournament team in the Shaw’s Pro summer league in Boston after averaging 20.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and three assists in six games. However, the team to look out for season is the Minnesota this Timberwolves. After making the playoffs last
have to look forward
The Sacramento Kings are experiencing some injury
out with a foot injury.
league with a
of 183 steals and
third in steals-per-game.
bring? Fans could be treat
in for a real
with teams possessing great
go dominate? anybody’s game.
potential and a burning desire to all
a crime that happens more on college campuses than
Researchers in a national survey of college students in the U.S., defined stalking as “Repeatedly following, watching, phoning, writing e-mailing or otherwise communicating with someone in a way that seemed obsessive and caused fear or concern for personal safety :
Who are stalkers? # Stalkers tend to 1
into three categories:
in an intimate relationship with the victim Delusional stalkers: frequently have had little or no contact but are under the delusion that the victim is in love with them Vengeful stalkers: are angry with the victim over some slight, whether it is real or imagined (could be argument, poor grade on a paper)
Statistically most stalkers are males who have been rejected by women but males can be victims too. College women are more likely to be stalked by someone they know; either someone they had an intimate relationship with or with whom they had casual contact (i.e. a classmate). Male victims often feel more menaced than endangered. Stalking is seen as a way to get power and control over a victim.
What Can You Do? The
you are being stalked. The most important
be aware and get support.
not minimize or ignore unwanted behaviour. firmly that you do not want further contact. Report threats to Campus Security and/or the Police. If the stalker is a Conestoga College student, their behaviour is against the Student Code of Conduct and college sanctions may apply. Campus Security can also help
in dealing with a non-college stalker. Protect your private information (home/cell
address) Gather evidence
save e-mails, unwanted
voice mail) and document
what you have You may need support in dealing with the stress of being stalked. Make an appointment to see a counsellor in Student Services for support and advice. tried to
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A Message from Student Services
our website htto://www. conestoaac. on ca/isp/stserv/index. isp .
The Chiselheads and the Spinners face-off during an intramural hockey game at Conestoga College’s recreation centre Oct. 27. The Chiselheads won the game 5-4 in the dying seconds.
— SPOKE, November
Surprises and disappointments By KATE BATTLER With week eight now over and done with it’s time to take a look at National Football League (NFL) and see who has been a surthe
and who has been
pointment so far this year. This week we will look
and next week we at
will take a
Let’s start in the this
coming against a then
tied at the top of and with upcoming games against a disappointing Buffalo team and Baltimore the Jets are looking to keep up there. Buffalo, with only two wins so far, looks like the worst team in the division but that honour actually belongs to the 1-7 Miami Dolphins. The Jets ripped them apart on Nov. and it doesn't look like things are going to get any better unless they can somehow lure Ricky Williams back, but don't hold your breathe. In the AFC North we have the
the top of the division but they bet-
The Jacksonville Jaguars
watch out for Houston. Yes, I The same Houston
that just beat the Jaguars
within one win of tying them
top of the division. For only
in their third year, this
expanon track to pro-
duce a winning season. And where are the Indianapolis Colts? Well, they are currently tied
with Houston but after their loss to
trouble figuring out this defence,
the Steelers wouldn’t
the Kansas City Chiefs they may want to change something before they face the Vikings on Nov. 9. Finally, we have the AFC West and the team to watch out for here is not the Denver Broncos who sit atop the division, or the San Diego
throwing for 196 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
year but after picking apart the Pats
they have proven themselves as one
but the Kansas City Chiefs.
of the top contenders
so they will be making the playoffs,
They are only 3 and 4 right now. and got off to a rocky start. However, after posting a big win over the Colts this week and a huge win over the Atlanta Falcons last week, the Chiefs are well on their way. Kansas City does have some
no doubt about
defensive flaws for sure, but as
had gone an impressive 6-0. But that all came to a crashing end when they were in Pittsburgh, Oct. 31 The Steelers walked all over the .
winning the game 34-20. Big Ben Roethlisberger had no
Brady did not
fare so well.
Pittsburgh Steelers at the top of the division. Early
Although he threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, he was also inter-
cepted twice and sacked four times
coming from Joey Porter). game ended New England’s
win streak at 21, a league record. The Patriots also now hold the NFL record for most regular seasons wins in a row. 18, and a franchise record for seven straight wins on the road.
Hopefully the Pats can get themselves back on track by the time
Rams, who coming off a bye week, in week
on analysts predicted do well this
in the division.
Steelers look to spoil
else's party in
Steelers don’t have any
petition in their division right
might just come out ahead
you let one of your top running backs go (Eddie George). Although George is not in his prime anymore
at 6-1 in the Jets.
a team to
look out for with their only loss on
long as the offence keeps going the
For one, Tennessee sits at the bottom of the division with a very disappointing 3 and 5 record, but I
are tied with them,
guess that’s what happens
ber of surprises.
they face the St. Louis
sure looks like the Titans could
use his help.
safe to say they in the
But keep an eye on the Chargers. that, they have Keenan McCardell in the mix their chances improve quite a bit.
Check back next week at
for a look
Duce Staley runs the ball against the New The Steelers won the game 34-20 on Oct. 31.
Pittsburgh Steeler Patriots.
Boston breaks curse 10 jMamtou
By JON YANEFF
Kitchener, Ont. It
Sunday — Monday —
$2.50 burgers $5.00 burger and Blue
domestic beer Wednesday — $3 bottles Thursday — $3 bar shots Friday — $3.50 pints of
every Saturday nite! Live classic rock entertainment every Friday and Saturday nite (no cover)!
— OTN and QB1
a.m. to 2 a.m. daily
four runs in the series.
the cards for St. Louis
as their offence couldn’t get their
bats to produce.
Two major players
has developed his
skills since his losing
days with-lhe Philadelphia
1918 but they have never been able to capitalize on their
Cardinals pitching was terrible as
only one starting pitcher, Jason
During their 1946 and 1986 World Series match-ups with the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Mets, Johnny Pesky and Bill Buckner committed defensive errors which led to the BoSox los-
Marquis, made it past the fifth inning throughout the series. St.
for Curt 2001 World Arizona Series with the Diamondbacks gave Boston some well-needed experience.
ing the championship. All these horrible
a thing of the past as the
their historic best of
Scott Rolen and centerJim Edmonds, were a dismal one for 30 at the plate. The
Louis led Major League Baseball (MLB) with 105 wins during the
as they never
once throughout the whole During the last three games
ry to come back from a 3-0 deficit. The Red Sox reeled off four
didn’t allow an earned run. Curt
Schilling pitched with
2 of the scries as
parade was held
in the streets
of Boston Oct. 30 to celebrate
innings of the game. In Games 3 and 4 Pedro Martinez and Derek Lowe were equal to the task as they
Red Sox World
estimated three million
people attended the parade
in a city
which has 600.000 people. Theo Epstein is the youngest general manager ever in baseball at
regular season. During the playoffs
At the July 31 trading deadline Red Sox icon, short-
Epstein traded stop
Chicago Cubs in a three way trade. One player Boston got in return was shortstop Orlando Cabrera. Cabrera has definitely had an impact defensively for the Red Sox. Epstein will have a lot of work to
his ankle bleed throughout his six
allowing only three hits each.
Red Sox during
Foulke compiled three saves with a microscopic 0.64 earned inn aver-
being the only team
of the series their starting pitchers true
Epstein also signed closing pitch-
ing a playoff year. This included
Boston started their playoff run by sweeping a best of five division
Yankees in the American League championship series. Boston’s deshitler ignated David Ortiz, deservedly won the series MVP by hitting three home runs and driving
Boston set a playoff record by winning eight games in a row dur-
The Red Sox won Game 4 of the series 3-0, Oct. 27 at Busch in St.
Epstein also improved his team’s pitching
seven world championship series.
both pitched seven shutout innings,
Specials are available at the Kitchener location only
Manny Ramirez, who
smashed one home run and batted
30 years of age and was 28 when Boston hired him. Epstein made positive changes after the Yankees beat his team in the 2003 American League championship series. He manager, Terry hired a new
Boston has been
Series four times since winning the
factor for the
New York Yankees
Francona led the Red Sox to a 9864 record during the regular sea-
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Boston Red Sox have broken the curse of the Bambino. A curse that has been associated with Boston's inability to win the World Series since selling
After 86 years of anguish the
offence produced runs
moments to pick up the victories. The MVP of the World Series was
off-season as he will try to
Lowe and Martinez
improvement has Red Sox
helped Epstein turn the
champion. do his best to ensure Boston has a chance to repeat as world champs next year. into a