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Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

10, 11

— No. 23

Second World

War

veteran

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,

coast.

When

1

school,

I

changed

was a freshman in high met someone who

my

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

to be

His job was to make sure they didn’t land.

them.

Cannon was

Andy Cannon

an 85-year-old

is

Second World War veteran who around the comer from me in

lives

Sarnia, Ont. He’s been a friend of mine for the past six years, and to

me

he

is

the

true

definition

He’s dealt with lots of heartache time I’ve known him, with

in the

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

and grandchil-

how much he loves his family and what they mean to him, and 1 know how' lucky they are to dren.

1

see

have him in their lives. Every year he attends the local parade in remembrance of his fellow soldiers who lost their lives.

He

He was

in

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

“Well, it

Channel he said.

is

terribly

“And

rough anyway,”

the currents are there

when

the tides are running, so it a very comfortable business on these boats, loade<i right down.

wasn ’t

You weie on

it for about three days, trying to sleep on the other

fellow’s shoulder.”

He's a proud father whose living is

sent to England after where he trained for a year to

that,

of

courage, strength and inspiration.

room

on the lookout for German U-

boats that were approaching the mouth of the St. Lawrence River.

Cannon remembered

when he and

it

was 5:30

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.

his

He said they came in contact with German tanks the first night he was in France.

“They

doesn’t forget.

didn’t

bother

us

too

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

war broke

a 20-year-old

man

out,

living

a

brothers. His

He

started off in Prince

Edward

Continued on Page 5

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

All in

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

However, hackers

officer at

Conestoga College says the college’s computers are safe, despite a recent

incident

at

Nipissing

to

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

way

into the

network.

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

warning

is

issued

in

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.

home

computer.

“Most home computers won’t firewall, so you could be exposed to the Internet,” said Abraham. have a

after

he broke

Oct. 23, Nipissing University

announced they had found spyware in their computer network, despite taking the

same precautions

as

isn’t

“Usually

He

The software was discovered by security specialists, who were called

in

by school

officials

to

investigate the high levels of traffic

it

is

just an annoyance,”

said Gibson.

other schools. is

said to avoid this nuisance

it

important not to rely only on the

security features installed

on the

network.

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

contain spyware.

on

computer network.

the

An

Gibson, adding these pop-ups often

He

network.

The software had been

Mike Abraham, an employee

than the average

man

into nearly 100 U.S. military net-

if a virus is present.

the

still

works.

On

Richard Gibson said the college

manage

penetrate even the most protected

University involving spyware.

(Photo by Chantelle Timpertey)

a day’s work

installed

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

also

suggested students be

wary about opening e-mail attachments from people they don’t know. These recommendations should be practised on personal computers at

home

as well.

A recent

U.S. study by American

Online and the National Cyber

showed 80 per

approximately 7,000 students, staff

Security Alliance

and graduates.

cent of 326 adults had spyware

In

a

worst case scenario, this

information could be used for tak-

on their computer without knowledge.

installed their


Page 2

— SPOKE, November

8,

News

2004

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

What’s your guilty pleasure?

“Making my girlfriend do the work at home and do nothing.”

all I

Raymond

Gill,

25,

automotive manufacturing Students

A

“Sometimes ask my husband to come to a I

campsite or a park when he’s not

in

mood

the

for

with a bang thanks to this year’s

say

to

my

sister’s

guy

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

is.”

guilty that

saving

it

I

feel

should be

was decided

that all the

underage from drinking. going to such a good

The other was

Eric Degroot, a first-year busi-

when

it

comes

money

to

thinks

public relations, said she

in it

was

good idea and

a

it

By STEPH BAULK

I

Sept. 16

at the

were under-

age. “It seems like there’s no interest from underage people for the night

he

it,”

said. “Instead

events.”

Rubecca

of going to the

Zehr,

first-year

a

bar where you pay a cover that

accounting student, thinks the bash

goes directly to the

should have been

bar,

you’re pay-

ing a cover that goes to a charity."

Way

happy the event was a United

some weren’t pleased

fundraiser,

with

being for students 19 and

it

was not

all

to Albasel, the event

ages because of a

He

said

liabil-

difficult for

it’s

security to keep people

was changed and they had

to

come

here so young.”

Degroot also disagrees with the 19 and over policy for the bash. "1 think it should be all ages because a

lot

of people

in

residence

was

can’t

go

a lot

more people could come."

and

to this

if

it

all

who

are

they should wait a couple of try

ages

this

be analysed before a decision on whether or not event

year’s

will

next year’s bash will be

over only

is

19 and

made.

say ‘cheese’

to

days and

ages.

Albasel said the success of

ity issue.

site,

all

not their fault the curriculum

“It's

over only.

Get ready

“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,

According

Alex Romlewski, a second-year

only 10 per cent

that

ness administration marketing stu-

Chalias Caldwell, a first-year stu-

at the

reason, according to

Albasel,

of the students in attendance

cause.”

dent in general arts and science, thought it was just great that the proceeds were going to a good cause. Although students were

student

marketing

it's

door and from

Albasel

22,

however,

the coat check would go to the charity, said Maher Albasel, bar

for the charity.

for school.”

Emy Kondo,

it

manager: According to Albasel, he would like to see United Way get the proceeds from the bash every year. Students seem to agree with

genI

year

money made

Pablo Hernandez, 22, marketing

because than

CSI asked United Way, but

In previous years the

home even though she

eral

Halloween

helps out.

The month of October ended

travel

in

Halloween Blowout Bash.

at the

“I’m not a fan of cover charges,

Leslie Best, 44,

“Spending money

GALHARDO

Way

the United

for

‘United’

By JEN

it

or he’s too tired.”

“I

costumes raised money

in

checking the website

don’t

photos,

their

like

and

1

haven't done such a good job. then

I

Attention Conestoga College stu-

regret

it.”

dents graduating

Kevin Zhang, 20, telecommunications

it’s

in the

year 2005,

time to brighten those smiles

and get ready for your grad pictures.

much spending much money. As

too

soon as cheque

I

get

it’s

my

take

services

Students their

college education.

be here from

who

are looking to get

photos taken can sign up

through Conestoga Students all

the time and being too lazy to

make a

Tom Berscht, LASA

lunch.”

20,

website,

be taken

in the

inside the Sanctuary.

There will only be a few sign-up days posted

at first,

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.

“We

just don’t think that’s

enough

to represent

to

all

we go

the next step.”

ple.

“This year, for "the

first

time,

we

have people signing up to get their photos taken online,” he said.

“And so

far

it

seems

to

be working

pretty well.”

where from $30 to $300. “The ones that are $300,

I

mean

there’s gigantic pictures in there,

with frames and

he

said.

all

kinds of stuff,”

“But most people do end

up getting the pictures

in the

$30

range.”

Smith said graduating students can expect their proofs within three weeks of the pictures being

all

if

students

decide

they

that

time and said.

“$o

Smith said Jostens also has a

big-

that

ger variety

work.” he

when

students get their

photos taken.

“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

in

your graduating

class.

“So even if you don’t want to buy a whole bunch of pictures at least be included

in the

composite with

your friends,” he said. If students have any questions

all

they can go to the

taken.

“And

college for

good

someone going

doing

Smith said students can get a

will

the pictures, unlike the

all

photos

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-

ances

tising inside the classes with infor-

www.conestogastudents.

com.

If

Smith said they have been adver-

Inc.’s

photographer

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

some

tech people for example,” he said.

of, their

Nov. 29 to Dec. 3 and again from Dec. 6 to 17.

“Just eating fast food

to let

difficult

proud

A photographer will

foundation

more

tures retaken for free," he said.

for grad

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

to

was already here Nov. 1 to 5, so if you missed out that week, there’s no reason to worry,

pay-

Jostens photog-

programs know about the photos because they aren’t around this part

back

photos of

Jostens

like ‘Yes.’”

human

coming

to

the.

all

Josteps

Conestoga

“Pretty

David Smith,

“It’s is

they can sign up and get their pic-

again.

ed

in

Room

1B21.

CSI

office locat-


News

SPOKE, November

Conestoga’s temperature on the RYAN CONNELL

By

soaring.

Darcclle Watts, executive assistant for the office

The eollege’s annual United Way campaign has already passed the halfway point on the large

mometer

Door

chart outside

expected to reach $40,000 this year. is

ther-

4,

and

dent

The campaign raised $26,874 in its first week (Oct. 29), with vari-

of

.

of the vice-presi-

student

son,

is

reach "1

and

affairs

Way

Conestoga’s United

goal of

its

chairper-

certain that the college will

goal this year.

its

believe that students have been

very supportive of the United

Way

campaign

mid-

point

at

campaign and we’ve

the

in

Wc'rc

this year.

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-

year’s fundraiser

1

from

paign

the

1

from

profits

a

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

made

for next

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

compared ees

to

613 full-time employ-

(at the college).

That’s a

resources

and creativity from,” Watts said.

The campaign

the

at

lot

to

of

draw

college

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

CIM

of

new round

SONSER

of bargaining

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

recognition of

members

By PAIGE HILTON

(OPSEU), which

their

is

The Local’s presidents from

mem-

given annually to

Canadian university or college with the most students who are campus members aiming to gel the

their

“certified

management"

in

designation.

member

Jay Moszynski, a faculty

and former co-ordinator of the management studies program who is

in his

23rd year with the college,

said the

management

studies pro-

gram. along with a few other business programs at the college,

encourage

students

to

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.

According

Canadian

the

to

Management website, management studies program

have towards the discipline of busi-

modeled in such a complements the

is

it

required courses students have to

CIM

designa-

Moszynski tion

said the

allows

CIM designa-

students

themselves

with

a

to

affiliate

professional

He added

earn their college diploma in three

tion.

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

projects.

going to school after

to continue

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

accredited

professional

designa-

.

.

.

recognizes the commitment that

tion.”

Moszynski said students have to attain a certain academic level before they’re awarded their desIn addition, the students

have

to

pay a $122 campus member fee, which not only allows them to take

all

the necessary credits in

college to earn their designation, but also provides

some

benefits,

such as golf outings and dinner meetings.

we

also allows students

it

have people to go to for advice on

There

is

a directory printed annu-

ally that lists all the

members

with-

in the institute.

For further information, go

Canadian

Institute

Management’s

website

to the

of at

www.cim.ca.

CORRECTION In the Nov.

ignation.

Walter

Boettger,

1

edition of Spoke, a story about the

tained incorrect information. Tibbits,

president

The

Rae Review con-

story should have read that John

of Conestoga College,

said

there

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.

May

of 2005,

parties

will

get together and exchange their positions

on bargaining.

ulate

to the union’s

president

of

ment we

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-

action,

own

its

Boettger said,

in

mid-November

in his

opinion, the

top three issues in this round of

teachers,

salary,

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

many mem-

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

The

in the

last

Boettger

explained

after

the

this

govern-

and any labour

which

is

to take

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

government

will help in that regard.”

Boettger also pointed out the union must vote on a deal before voting on a strike.

“We it’s

can’t

go

straight to strike,

a two-step process,” he said.

Bargaining

retirees.

demands.

will get a resolution

Local 237, said the meeting was a

bargaining will

organization.

two

“We’re hoping with

ing of

that

April or

respond

round.

where the union will get feedback from its membership.

college

in

the

round, and the climate surrounding

ness administration management,"

way

when

any further because no one knows how the bargaining team will work or how management will

he said.

at the

gaining

the weekend of Oct. 23 to discuss emerging issues in bargaining, unfinished business from the last

the

take to earn their

you

col-

January that the union intends to its employer. He said the union will begin bar-

Boettger said he would not spec-

in

Institute of

become

"All other programs require

met

in

bargain with

Toronto

this

not only

sional designation.

current contract expires on

leges across Ontario

are set, the union will elect a bargaining team who will serve notice

gearing up

Aug. 31, 2005.

bers.

The award

is

to begin bargaining in January as

College has been recognized for

producing the most campus

represents faculty

Conestoga College,

at

Conestoga

by.

December meeting where demands

Local 237 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union

how many campus

grew

it

237 begins

Local

wins Builders Choice Award By JASON

rise

unions. Faculty Local 237 and Support Staff Local 238.

Conestoga College’s temperature is

— Page 3

2004

8,

is

not selfish for the

pay and teachers get the best bang for

faculty, Boettger said. Students to attend the college

want them

to

their buck.

Boettger said students should about how things have

think

changed for them

education

in the

system. Class sizes have increased

and teachers have dents.

He

less time for stu-

said students

who

are

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

the

community.

think that.”

we may

it

is

to serve

and the needs of In

my

opinion,

I

be missing some of


.

— SPOKE, November

Page 4

8,

Anyone

.

Commentary

2004

better

is

than Bush Will this time Ask

around be

who would

fellow Canadians

different?

be the best candidate for United

answer from most

States president and you'll probably get a similar

people.

Anyone but George W. Bush. Our neighbouring country's election Democrat John Kerry, but and

electoral college votes

end

in the it

it

Tuesday was a close call for was Bush who earned the most

last

Bush who

is

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

Michael

in

Moore's controversial documentary Fahrenheit 9/11. For the past four years he has done little to prove himself worthy of the

title

of president.

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?

million jobs.

The number of Americans without

health insurance has increased by

2001

five million since

Bush's drug-benefit plan cost an additional $134 billion

more than he had

U.S.)

The

top

1

figures

(all

per cent of income earners will take

home $59,292

in tax

in the

lowest one-fifth will only get $91.

Vice-president Dick

of the terrorists

Cheney

insisted Iraq

who have had

us under assault for

many

years, but

most especially on 9/11.” During the Bush administration's war

Americans have This

is

lost their lives

Iraq

in

more

1,000

and more than 7,000 have been injured.

who have

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.

Iraqi reconstruction,

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

seems obvious

that

Attempts to sway Republicans away from Bush

failed.

concert, celebrity activism and a contentious

The Vote

for

documentary

The made

who

election results could have been different, had it

out to the voters’ stations

are benefiting

Now we

will

little

- namely,

more people

the lower-income earners

from Bush’s presidency.

Bush administration. There

is

States

own

amends and delve

economy. Only time

right to vote within

making

will

leaf,

make

into the reconstruction of the United tell.

we need to exercise our watchful eye on who is

Until then,

Canada and keep

a

the decisions for our country.

Letters are

editor. Letters

woke up

He

the

still

to the public suggesting

short,

terrorists

were about

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

He

had

also claimed that he

man who

didn’t

to strike.

was

the

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

the presidency.

ing for the last several months.

was disappointed with

I

now we could move on

happiness,

with our everyday

also believe the

media

is

media gave Bush an excuse

to

election updates.

now

the question loomed,

what factors led

many angry

citi-

few months the Bush

fear in the

American

ly scaring

them

suits,

public, virtual-

I

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emotional event

fair

MCMURPHY

who came

Students

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to the

job

Oct. 26 had the opportunity to find out who’s hiring and what

veteran

Continued from Page 1 "It’d just kind of put a little hole on the outside of the tank and burst

So you got

inside.

the

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

his uniform.

in

Looking

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

I

was born.

I

never got to hear his

stories.

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

we

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

left.

The

threads.

of them

rest

all

that

of the jobs

kind of down over his ears, as though he was a janitor of some

doing was

didn’t like

I

identifying

all

who were

the ones

killed in

Cannon found

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

saw

1

else,”

looked

in the stores

how big she he said. “In

at all the

and

kids

I

would ask

I

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

that.

He went back with his

my

they put other sol-

and

diers in danger,

that

it

wasn't

of

cult tasks to take care

the

in

I

had

that

I

did-

doing was identifying

n't like

who were

the ones

killed

in

all

my

he described. “Everybody had two of these dog

platoon,”

One you

tags.

was

ple.

quite

the

thing

to

get

all

You’d never have any idea how

many people

there were.

You could

see them for three or four miles

away on

the hills.

It

was

quite a

thing.”

asked him

if

it

made him

feel

proud Canadian, and his eyes

like a

welled up as he said “You betcha.”

This

the jobs

1

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.

“One of

to accept

resumes.

who

is

eager to learn and work,”

from

Remembrance Day,

worst things going on in

perspective.

Be

in

put the

your

thankful

life

you

learning experience. We need team player with problem-solving

"It’s a

a

skills,

who

is

at the fair

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Students have the opportunity to earn a bursary through the college’s

student

don't even

union and

know about

most

were

booklets from career services.

looking for similar qualities. Betty Anne Kamstra and Jane

at

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

towards student

life

and

activities.

Last year,

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

that

in front of their

activities

later?”

volunteers in

receive

to

with

CSI general manager

consideration

respect

volunteered

Judy Dusick,

the

the

to

and

their

hours effort.

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

front

of their nose

bursary.

or

However, Dusick said they don’t advertise the bursaries as

things

beforehand,

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we

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simply didn’t have anybody else who met the criteria last year,” she said. “We look for people who voluntarily contribute

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the age-old problem

“It’s

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BRENT GERHART

MacKinnon

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

challenged

although

the

al

was

the

the-linc clothing,

she also

part,

programs,

other

including the rec and leisure serv-

program and the human serv-

ices

ices foundation

and

rec

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

part.

next year they will said

Way

United

saw

she

the

advertisement

Monica Himmclman’s

MacKinnon

said since her pro-

minute, she under-

in

posal

was

the student client services build-

stood

why nobody

and thought

ing,

idea

great

officer

in

would be

her

for

Himmelman

it

office,

a

classmates.

is

the alumni services

the

development and

we

she said, “but

with

these agencies, but

at

saw

1

they’re in time,”

and I just ran

it

it.”

lots

the United “If

Way

you do

of programs will

making baskets

participate in

don’t give them any-

really

else took part.

understand where coming from at that point

She hopes

(graduates from her pro-

gram) work

last

“I

alumni relations department.

"We

be up for the

challenge.”

in

for

next year.

your

this within

class,

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

Way.”

over what’s going on

said

thing,”

thought a better

MacKinnon managed to

said her classmates

put

“It’s

items.

somebody

said

know

their it,

made

we

forgot

forget your

own

prob-

body

my the

baskets

were inexpensive. “If you go to the dollar

store, it’s

said

a

we were all

these

in

turmoil

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.”

said.

“It

sense of solidity to her class. “It’s nice to have that cohesion. ference

in

know you made somebody’s

don’t even know.”

a dif-

life

you

for

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

didn’t

do

as well as

we

thought,”

But,

thrifty

this

a

is

shoppers.

Gayler said

last year’s

sidewalk

of the day.

end

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

order textbooks,

TOOAYUZTl /taxpiapJrij/

(SonZe&t

In

remembrance

of the

women who

died Dec. 6,

1989

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

and they

all

raises a lot of

hope

the college

money

selling the

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.

who buy

tickets

are

instructed to check with the

CSI

Students office for

Deadline:

Nov.

12,

2004

Entries:

done the angel tree with kids and donated a whole lot

“I’ve

Money

She said the event brought a

make room

duds, to

exciting stuff.”

exams and

along.”

two items then

new and

“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.

we

major,” she said. “If everyone in

nice to

stuff, the

rid of the dated

differ-

for crying out loud, that's nothing

,only a dollar or two, that’s a coffee

“We’re getting

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

all

The clothing goes out into the community where people I know need them and pass them

It’s

Andraza.

Some books

said Gayler.

and

said she has never

other charities.

there.”

are

rock-bottom

take

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-

gives

prices,” said

we

that

at

everything.”

MacKinnon

it.

class

non-returnable

ence.” she said,

lems,” she said. “It’s really nice to

the

are

going to blow out

for the side-

minds off

thinking that

as a class with

MacKinnon

but sellable,

are either

(Photo by Desiree Finhert)

Bookstore employee, Tannis Gayler, organizes stock walk sale.

helped

looking

MacKinnon said she hopes somebody who needs the basket

is

it

“We were

bath.”

“You can

damaged, or they’re books that

“The books

midterms.

there.”

is

the

was good

students

“but

will get

their

start

and

creating

idea,

social services student

could just relax and have a bubble

should

students

Christmas shopping at the sidewalk sale because of the prices.

your own

donating baskets such a

Sandra MacKinnon,

you

"Or

really nice to

in this world and when you really need

your back, things she that," like said.

MacKinnon

we’re not alone

was “There hand cream, foot a and cream, scrub brush for

in

holders,

life.”

together three

small baskets full of personal care

will bring cohesion,” she said,

it

stationary,

business card

including

and

cases,

from

items

select

out-of-date

portfolio

textbooks,

Christmas merchandise, but that

money. Sandra McKinnon, a second-

MacKinnon

sidewalk sale

wholesale spe-

damaged and

human

was too

ordinator, said his class

I

cials,

was never

leisure co-

they can be raffled off to raise

all

— Page 7

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

program.

“Greg Bums,

donate baskets so

to

said

services program

social

2004

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

at the

8,

By DESIREE FINHERT

basket case will

SPOKE, November

winning numbers.

Current students of Conestoga College may enter photographs promoting the theme, Positive Relationships, and all it encompasses, including reflections

and

of support, kindness, harmony, peace

tolerance.

Fees:

None Prizes:

—$ 00—$50

$15 0

1

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.

Student Services

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.

“Photography Contest,”

to:

Room 2B04 All entries must include the student’s

Women’s

Itesoiiroe

Group


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— SPOKE, November

8,

News

2004

ATS

Centre loses

its Conestoga

go-to guy member retires

staff

at the college

20 years BORS

By MIKE

place,”

Centre.

ATS

originals on Oct. 29 at the retire-

nator of the electrical apprentice-

ment party of Lance McDermott. McDermott, 65, worked for 20

ship

by Ryan

On

Connell)

top of spaghetti

Chartwells chef Michael Preikschas prepares pasta noodles as the specialty meal of the day for students

in

the main cafeteria on

Oct. 28.

Women’s resource group

He

at

equipment for the and program apprenticeship repaired

women's

studies, to

For a complete

The Women’s Resource Group held

its

10th anniversary shindig

Oct. 27.

name

listing

of

all

books available students can contact Barb Cowan by e-mail at bcowan@conestogac.on.ca. 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-

Women’s Resources

ization over the three decades.

were killed in the Montreal Massacre at Ecole Polytechnique

Melissa Turner, peer services administrator

at

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

Killing

how women

into

are portrayed

negatively in advertising, as well as

Searching for Hope which

features interviews with different

women who

have experienced

eating disorders.

Books the group donated to the Learning Resources Centre (LRC) were also on display. All literature

women’s anxiety,

related issues

eating

to

different

such as rape, disorders and

section

is

located next to government documents in the LRC. Rose buttons were on display in

memory

of the 14

women who

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-

McDermott

acknowledged

here, he

went

to school to

speak, enrolling in

One

many courses. was the cur-

of his teachers

rent dean of trades

and apprentice-

Han Zawada. Zawada joked that

"Lance was the go-to guy, not just

“Lance person

is

a

who

kind, is

addition

speeches

to

by

McDermott’s friends, he received a number of parting gifts, includ-

money

for a plane ticket to

Jamaica. all

die time say

me? You

for

that

have,'”

McDermott

shouldn’t

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

ers do.

their

Mary Love, tant to all

Schuetzkowski

“It’s all

said.

administrative assis-

day-time apprenticeship with worked has

classes,

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-

McDermott

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

'Is

as the day is long.” Mary Love,

us,

they’re taking Lance,” she said.

“You hear people

as honest

the feelings

to take a lot of

away from

things

visjt

decent

sum up

to

of the crowd.

ing

ship at Conestoga.

ly”

and

his reliability

initiative.

at the college”

Once

a few.

known has for five years and

program,

for us, but for the maintenance

learn the tricks of the trades, so to

By JUSTIN BASTIN

co-ordi-

worked

and a half years.

celebrates anniversary

Mark Schuetzkowski,

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

seemed

that

“They seem

us here.”

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

years

after

is

over the years.”

Love

don’t

work,

can eat anytime.” said there have been the ATS centre over the I

McDermott changes

at

years.

“When we

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

“Lance

“I

said.

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

was just

first started,

learning,”

everybody

McDermott

said.

“Now we all know what we’re doing and

it's

Of

a whole lot different.”

retirement,

McDermott

he might buy a old truck and from scratch. He also said

said fix

it

he’ll

probably see more of his children

and grandchildren. “The one has a birthday the day before mine,”

McDermott

said with

a hint of modest pride. “His was yesterday.”

dermann@conestoga.on.ca. 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 jmagazine@conestoga.on.ca.

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Lance McDermott, 65, sits in his workshop where he spent much with Conestoga. Lance retired on Oct. 29.

of his time during his

20 years


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Marijuana By BENJAMIN

RICHMOND

A

bill to

Commons

it

possess

it,

however, users would no longer

House of

receive jail sentences or criminal

this

month.

records.

Prime Minister Paul Martin says legislation

to

enforcement

Canada

the drug,

illegal to

decriminalize marijuana

will be presented to the

of

modernize the marijuana in

be reintroduced

will

in

$400 based on their age and amount of marijuana involved.

an

bill to

The bill laws was

be modified

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.

the

decriminalize marijuana will

when

it

duced. In the revised 10. still

is

bill.

Bill

C-

softer

penalties,

but

they would also receive a criminal

known

Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

study in 2002 that found about 40

as

cannabis, currently remains illegal in this

country under the Canadian

The government plans duce softer penalties

to intro-

for possession

per

it

cent

of

young

smoke cannabis

Canadians

Brian and Eric agree that decriminalizing marijuana

would not have

an effect on their habit of using the substance.

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it’s

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to get high,

legal or not.

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decriminalizing

legalizing marijuana

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or

not influ-

who use it. it may have an impact on the lives of the

ence the people people

who

sell

it.

is

demand

a

for

the services of illegal traffickers,

since users cannot buy cannabis

legal,

else. If the drug was however, the demand for

these

pot dealers

anywhere

would

likely

decrease.

An anonymous

to achieve a state

marijuana dealer

of small amounts of marijuana. The penalties for traffickers and

of intoxication. The university questioned 7,000 children, aged

said

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

maximum

sentence of 14 years

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legalizing

marijuana could

alter his entire lifestyle. “If

job, and I’d have to

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prison.

said he started using the drug in

uted to his illegal sales.

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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.

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at a part-time job.”

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marijuana.”

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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 '

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marijuana after being arrested.

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be decriminalized instead of legalized because there would still be a demand for their services and they

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had nothing better to do on school lunch times.” Eric said he was not pressured

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cannabis for about four years, and he said any

in

it

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na).”

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possession offenders would receive

do things

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SPOKE, November

pushing

because

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penalties for posses-

As of now.

Bill

C-10 has not

passed by the House of Commons. However, it is a bill that is proving to be controversial, and

been

certainly has Canadians talking.


.

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— SPOKE, November

8,

2004

.

Sports

Despite losses Condors By KATE BATTLER

Knights

that the

Condors

got, the

received three or four.

Disappointment

made

This

the

hit

Conestoga Condors men's rugby

keep the

it

hard for the team

momentum

to

going. Ever)'

team hard over the Halloween

time they got something moving

weekend

there

but that didn’t stop the

players from having some fun

The

along the way. Spirits

up

to

were high on the bus

trip

Peterborough for the Ontario Association

College

Athletics

(OCAA)

tournament, but things

changed quickly once the Condors' first

game

first.

start

by scor-

They played well together

try

try.

The

was scored by eight-man Glen

would be

every

facing

Mountaineers

of the

Parkhill

game

the

player

Conestoga

for his

hard hits and never-give-up attitude

on the

field.

Coach

Jeff Desruisseau said the

team played

their best

hearts

and

said Desruisseau.

On

smart plays.

The Knights only seemed

to gain

ground when a penalty was called against Conestoga. That

was

the only time they scored,

also

on two

the

Saturday night there was an

Conestoga players Joel Hussey and Matt Lindsay were named

to the

OCAA All-Star team. The team

w'as

in

rough shape

Sunday morning going

Above, Eric Gauthier, a winger, gets tackled by a Fleming Knights player during a semi-

line.

short,”

awards banquet for the teams.

penalty kicks. For every one penalty (Photos by Kate Battler)

on

we came up

Unfortunately,

and made

the

their bodies, their

souls

They moved

ball

game of

season.

Condors outplayed the Knights. the

Mohawk

bronze medal

was named

for

"The guys put

way imaginable

the

in the

game on Sunday.

Mercer. In

favour of the

in

Knights. This meant the Condors

and pushed the Knights 22 metres during one drive to score a

score of Saturday’s

was 6-5

Mike

team got off to a good

a penalty called

them back 10 metres: final

game

started.

Playing the Fleming Knights, the

ing

would be

forcing

game

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

final

against

into

the

Mohawk.

Everyone could

tell

that their hearts

were no

(Photos by Kate

Above, the Condors drive the

ball to

score a

try

Battler)

against the

Knights.

Below, Flanker Mike Parkhill tries to avoid a tackle by a player during the bronze medal game, Oct. 31

Mohawk


.

Sports

longer in

seem

and they

it

to get

ways

find

still just

couldn’t

over the disappoint-

The Condors gained

momentum

at

a

the end with

SPOKE, November

after losing to the

felt

scoring another

try,

2004

— Page 11

have fun

to

little

Wykes -

ment they

8,

although Matt

r

Caudle missed the 2-point kick

Knights.

The Condors got start

with Russ

first

try

good

off to a

Wykes

scoring the

However,

after.

it

bring them back.

wasn’t enough to

Mohawk won

the '

Mohawk came own

after, to

back and scored

and made the kick

try,

go up

last nail in

Condors, and the

the coffin for the

Mohawk went on

to score anoth-

but missed the kick, to

er

try,

it

12-5 at the half.

make

day, as well

as a

more on

little

Sunday, the field was half mud, half grass with a few big puddles

here and there. This

made

for

some

whenever a

sliding around the field

was made.

Starting off the

of

to

well but were a

little

tired

a

half,

against penalty

Mohawk making

from

the

a

the

were down from

the loss the day before.”

He

said they have a lot of players

should

make

that

good team.

for a

Hussey and Matt Lindsay were

named tournament

all-stars

and Russ Wykes was named player of the the

game

two

for his effort in scoring

trys.

Despite the losses the Condors still

had

fun,

especially

after

Sunday ’s game.

While walking across second

penalties

Conestoga led kick for

Hussey said he

Joel

day before.

both

to all the rain the previous

string

of 18-10.

coming back next year and

drained out of them.

tackle

Captain

;

final score

“1 think spirits

7-5.

This seemed to be the

Due

bronze with a

thought the players played pretty

after.

their

fight

5-0, but

Hussey missed the 2-point

Joel

kick

them up

putting

Andrew “Dew'ey”

the field

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

score 15-5.

Mohawk more

two

missed

penalty

kicks

scored on their fourth to

make

it

18-5.

a couple of the players

but

braving the cold water

of a nearby river to rinse

some of

the

mud

off.

(Photo By Kate Battler)

Richard Patan, flanker, a tackle by a

fights off

Mohawk

player.

Condors Oct. 31.

lost

The

18-10,

(Photos by Kate Battler)

Top,

Andrew

Ball dives head-first

through a giant

mud

puddle on

the field after the bronze medal game. Above, Joel Plater follows behind feet first.

Below, Captain Joel Hussey runs the Mountaineers, Oct. 31

ball

against the

Mohawk

(Photo by Kate Battler)

Joel Plater,

John Fields and Russ Wykes contemplate going

into

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.


s

— SPOKE, November

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Travel

2004

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By JENNIFER

Danube

the

ORMSTON

River

is

a popular way

for tourists to

Second World War

attributed to the

when Nazis fought bloody This

is

the fifth part

of Jennifer' of her

travel series recounting tales

summer

vacation

to

Eastern her tour

Europe. After

Moscow

group was

Kyiv on route

in

,

I

a strong sense of relief as

stepped off the plane from

I Kyiv

into Budapest.

After dealing with corrupt immigration

and

Russia and

airline

the

officials

Ukraine,

pleasantly surprised to

I

in

was

make my

According

in its streets.

to Susan,

upon

Nevertheless,

second

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

Pest.

its

way

quickly

into the heart of Budapest,

summed up

I

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-

Buda

side

political

first

was

stop

Parliament,

the

the

Hungarian

country’s

largest

building, on the Pest side of the city.

As our group of seven waited line

to

enter,

I

marvelled

at

in

the

building’s neo-Gothic architecture.

had seen this building as a child might have been frightened, thinking Dracula and his bloodthirsty friends roamed 1

imagined

that if

I

I

sides, especially the Gothic

Moving slowly

My gaze shifted to the red, white and green-striped Hungarian flags

did not smell “Old Spice” fresh,

flapping idly in the light breeze.

tional

it

along with

was our

turn to enter

100 Americans

at least

taking a cruise

down

the

irritated as the

throng of

people crowded into the narrow halls

and

I

questioned whether or

was worth being poked and elbowed to see the building’s main not

it

staircase;

fortunately,

were the width of the giving the

was more

On

and

who

frustrating than educaI

could not wait to leave.

way to the exit, I had to laugh when a member of my group our

swarm of

the

stairs

entire

room,

tourists

more

space to spread out.

them signs read

our lengthy session

at

peted steps, statues of pages looked

jam sandwich. The menu left much

down upon

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

and while

breathtaking artwork.

hensive.

the red-car-

us.

While we moved

room whose voice

to the next

the informative guide,

ordered

my

to

cohorts

The name

made me apprewhen my bowl of

steaming hot soup arrived

I

was

pleased with each tasty spoonful,

rily

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

sides

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

in

bejewelled crown, sceptre, orb and

child.

A

large

brown dome

at the

centre

of the building's roof contrasted with

its

Gothic

style,

thereby creat-

sword, rested

in a

heavily guarded

and to the Chamber of Deputies, where the glass-encased

the kind

itself

but

men

unusual stains.

was not

preferred.

of traditional Hungarian goulash.

ly spiced

adorned the

1

stew and Hungarian sausage, I finally committed myself to a bowl

foul

carvings of

of feline

hungrily

to adopt a western-style parliamen-

steel

clear the creature

dumplings, kidney

liver

country of the former Soviet Bloc

lions that

tall

be desired

of the fantastical gray edifice, and

and

thought the

Parliament,

stone spikes, which lined the roof

fierce

I

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

the stone

leash.

a distance

man was walking a cat on a As we came closer it was

No Smoking.

especially

and

From gangly

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.

man

pointed to the elaborate, brass cigar

feet,

The decorated

the corridors inside.

Hungarian Parliament.

holders fixed to the walls, beside

River.

As we proceeded up

Our

Buda and Pest

legislature meets.

Danube I was

residential

its

with a mass of people, some

who were

the mostly

Budapest on both

ture.

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

of

ing a unique medieval-like struc-

glance, the inner beauty of the city

without being harassed.

made

see the sights

Finally

time.

way through Hungarian customs

glorious climate, as our bus

battles

about 75 per cent of the city was harmed or destroyed during that

to

Budapest.

felt

»«SAU4£I

box,

the

aroma from

ones

my

with

large

father’s heavi-

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)

Matthias Church

is one most well-known sights

Budapest.

of the in


Travel

asked the stranger, “What kind

of animal

He

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

patting

knew when the

peculiar

ret slept

beside him in bed every

was time

it

to

Once

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

1

monastery.

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

move on

I

man

said the fer-

night!

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

it

intact

if

hold up to 3,000 people; some prayed while others took pictures. Susan ushered us outside to see a

for 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

in the

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

were buried.

seven ancient tribes

had inhabited the country.

Making my way through

the

side of the river,

I

was granted an unparalleled view of the calm waterway and the Parliament where we had spent the morning. 1

the

rested for a

brick

blowing

moment on one

of

windowsills, the wind

my

hair around

my

face,

to take in the spectacular scene.

must admit pointed that

I

was somewhat disapthe Danube was not as

I

blue as legends boast, but rather

it

had a greenish-brown hue. The next day our group boarded a boat for a picturesque cruise

down

the river.

Wearing a polo

and pedal pushers, a welcome change from pashminas and jackets in Russia, shirt

many was

mass grave, smaller

my

in a

backyard.

The memorial, willow

renowned view of the Danube from the stronghold.

Buda

seemed inhuman

resting place of so

a

modern steel weeping

structure in the shape of a

the

the

It

that the final

than

arched doorways of the bastion was difficult with so many tourists all having the same purpose: seeing

From

windows

variegated stained glass

and the roof’s skylights. Dozens of people sat in the pews which could

century.

that

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lined the walls below.

the sidewalk. I

2004

and onion-shaped domes at their pinnacles. Carvings of the Star of David and Hebrew inscriptions

that?”

is

8,

THROUGH BLEMISHES

SHINES I

SPOKE, November

tree,

passage: (Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

The

red, white

and green Hungarian

my father and I sat

in the front seats

of the cruiser and listened, from crackling headsets, to a running

commentary on

the sights

we were

passing.

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

flag

can be seen blowing

in

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.

Named princess

after

who

a

13 th

century

exiled herself to the

island’s convent following a war,

was easy

to see

why

the island

it

was

uneasy.

a present-day, nature-lover’s heav-

As the boat slowly glided through the tranquil water, we passed rowers expertly paddling

en.

their skiff in unison, anglers cast-

cles.

The the

moving vehicles on heavily forested isle were bicyfastest

Many

riders could

be seen

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

its

kind in the world, was

next on our agenda.

Budapest’s central synagogue also a popular tourist attraction because of its rich history and

The

was decorated with windows and attractive

exterior

elaborate

Two

brickwork.

embankment, passing joggers and

the synagogue’s roof, with clocks

lines

than mine.

striking architecture.

largest of

cycling along a pathway by the

baited

the

greater

was

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

and other

their

is

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

ing

was inscribed with

Whose agony

towers dominated

nificent

for last.

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.

of the

Jews who died

in

A

small ferret and his unusual owner entertain Jennifer’s tour

group outside Matthias Church. Amber Medkiff, the tour bravely touches the animal.

director,


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Rock climbing rocks MORRIS

By JANET

to the next, like a child

climbing a

cular level.

tree.

Climbing

about scaling huge

is

wall

faces using

body

in

unison to reach the lop.

As a beginner

I

saw

both

challenge

a

your mind and this sport as

and

mentally

physically.

my

put

I

life

In fact,

many

was surprised to see how were at The Grotto

1

kids

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

had

1

wear a

to

Marks

(Photo by Janet Morris) is

Guelph

of

Ground

are

begin-

Grotto.

"The misconcepis

that climb-

is

dangerous

my

but there are several studies to

up

than

gym

down

oall.”

into

Climbing indoors in a controlled environment such as Higher Ground and The Guelph

belayer’s harness.

belayer keeps tension on

the rope at the

make

there

hour of participation soccer and base-

on the

ceiling of the

A

show

are fewer injuries per

top-rope

my

bottom of the wall

to

sure climbers are secure as

they climb. This

is

called top-rop-

Grotto reduces the risk of personal

climbing was really cool and he had a lot of fun doing it.

He

ing.

a climber

were

me

eagerly showed

a boulder-

injury.

Once people understand

the safe-

equipment and realize they can’t

ty

ing area and explained that there

get injured,

belayer would use his or her body

weren’t any ropes there because

weight

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

If

to

slip,

counterbalance

to

the

the

climber’s weight on the rope and

prevent the climber from falling. 1

felt

safe in

wall and

let

my harness

go of

up on the

the holds to

sit

back a few timeito get used to the idea of being secure if 1 were to

it

there

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

fall. It

really

was a cool

feeling being

up so high and going from one hold

explosive

quick,

takes

opposed

to

the

steady,

moves made when I

moves

as

sustained

about

strategy

and

more fun. “You can't see there’s

impor-

you have been working on or something new.

Communication skills are reinas you work with your belayer and the people around you

accomplishment.”

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

is

like

a

challenge

achievable by anyone

who

“There are different levels of difficulty and everyone can succeed at

own

he said. However,

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a myth,

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strong, although technique

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good climber.

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a

Grotto,

says the best part of climbing

can easily be compensated by skill and technique. Planning the best route to lake took a few trials as I tested the reach of my arms and legs to grasp the next hold and pull myself up.

Gareth Marks, owner and manager of Higher Ground, located at Sportsworld in Kitchener, says

is

thinking

for

advice.

Evan Fleming

more

lot

They

rock and

tant but

Climbers become equals on the wall as each overcomes obstacles and everyone helps one another by providing encouragement and

Six-year-old

a

in the

(Photo by Paige Hilton)

Leslie Allin, right, a trained rock climbing instructor at

reaching the top of something

is

forced

(Photo by Janet Morris)

the holds.

involved.”

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said they are

while studying at university when he got into climbing. He prefers climbing outdoors because it’s more challenging and

strength. In top roping strength

Marks

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both offer full training courses and student dis-

climbing

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Page 16

Entertainment

2004

8,

a greatest hits album too soon for pop princess? Is

Horoscope

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Week of Nov.

'

,

which

compete

will

new CD

week,

this

J.

R. R. Tolkien said

that's

RYAN CONNELL

By

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

other

artist like

she has.

The 22-year-old performer

will

be releasing her best singles in a 17-track album called Greatest

My

Hits:

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

will

coinciding with greatest

9,

album releases from other

hits

country singer Shania

like

artists

The Bee Gees

longest to finish.

being rushed and

it

from beginning.

Just give your-

Bee Gees. Spears’ new album has people

Twain and

the

wondering and

career,

she

if

greatest hits

is

album

deserving of a her

this early in

she has established

if

herself as a real artist and not just

an entertainer.

Twain and the Bee Gees seem a more credible when it comes to greatest hits albums having

bit

because they are known for their music and not just for being a blond sex vixen.

We

more

should

sit-

com

will reunite on Nov. 25, the United States Thanksgiving, in a

called

special

the

Seinfeld Story.

However,

Seinfeld debuted on July 5, 1989,

by

Inspired

Seinfeld’s

Jerry

standup routine, the sitcom used

humour

observational

to

follow the

New

released

since

of

total

.

a

four

predicaments.

Using a cause and

effect style of

in

writing, every action

made by one

character indirectly influences the lives

candidate

a

for

greatest

characters

begin

each

like

being

taken

Use your persua-

of.

siveness to encourage others to do

own

without your

In the long run you'll be

help.

%

Prerogative,

the album’s

is

oth-

doesn’t exempt

it

Spears from being a good nominee

album of her own just syncs and flaunts

lip

her sexuality.

people were only focused on

If

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

close

first

order to popularize their music, bets are off

when

just part of the

with her schoolgirl outfit and pig-

ate

Or

is

really

it

considered

be thankful

In 1998, Seinfeld

ended with the

in

more publicity. It has worked for

deal

when

new

Seinfeld

DVD

that

being released two days before airs.

will

The

DVD will feature

three seasons of the sitcom.

Columbia

stir

and gener-

the

show went

Tristar

Entertainment

historically,

the

day

cast

will

members

the

DVD profits.

Despite

your

Capricorn

Julv 22

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.

December 22

You

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and prudent.

nowhere job

you'll

need

pline and hard

work

to reach

love the drama of a good

still

argument. If you’re going to dish out,

make

sure

you can take

it.

are practical

settle

for

go-

a

disci-

your

ambitions.

Leo July 23

career,

cal

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August

J|L

Aquarius

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January 20 February 18

be on the television idea

DVD

was

to

release

a

originally pro-

posed, the three co-stars had threat-

boycott the

DVD. The

actors said they should be getting a

percentage of the left

DVD

sales, since

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

may

rela-

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-

HBO

Curb

hit.

Enthusiasm, the other cast

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mem-

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Louis-Dreyfus had a short-lived

show

Watching

in

2002

called

ing his luck at television again in

sit-

You

Come to a compromise

Louis-Dreyfus

Julia

will also

they were

Cancer June 22

standup

Seinfeld’s

be joined by fellow

special.

to

intellectual

you

tionship

Ellie.

CBS sitcom. Listen Up. Even Richards had a quickly canned sit-

com on NBC

ened

While you are

Unwilling to

on the reunion special, for a cut of

Larry David, co-crcator of the

the

and

You can be shrewd and cautious when it comes to relationships but

ple and hate

the

When

stupidity,

he's not sure about the former.

January 19

was worked out with the coThey will take part in the promotion, which includes appearing

Alexander (George) and Michael Richards (Kramer).

Seinfeld

of

22

Alexander did not fair well in his 2001 ABC show. Bob Patterson, however, he is try-

(Elaine), Jason

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-

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be paid for their services, and a

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the series ended. All three of their

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verse and

decision-making needs a tune up.

Britney.

DVD this holiday season.

which

does

bricks, in a

it

be launching a marketing fren-

zy for the

it

when

along, but

dication.

stars.

first

come

for Seinfeld

deal

show

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,

the

for love to

Albert Einstein once said only

two things

to sell-

kissing people of the

four friends being sent to prison for,

the

comes

It

Seinfeld agreed the actors should

stream culture.

sales of the

it

might take a while

be loved.

all

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it

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comes down to the maturity of an artist. Has Spears shown a maturity since she was 16 Ultimately

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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.

still

Sagittarius

June 21

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voice and can sing live in concert?

because she

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for a classics

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album will be on store shelves tomorrow. The Bobby Brown remake, My

hits

episode faced with mundane daily events.

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things on their

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before holiday shopping begins.

George and

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Spears.

no elaborate plot followed through-

friends, Jerry, Elaine,

Scorpio October 23

ers.

sitcoms.

four

to

regroup.

careers have suffered from failed

features

Take a nice long

city.

albums the same number as

Hence, they decided to show the

episode

A

6

November

walk outside when you need

reunion special on Thanksgiving,

Every

20

man-made things You are much more at home in nature than the

Yorkers.

out the series.

May

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Synthetic or

The show is often referred to as a show about nothing, since there is

lives of four neurotic

April 20

rub you the wrong way.

Twain introduced her first album in 1993, and has

is

and ran for eight seasons.

teasing.

wide.

and the unique brand of witty comedy became a part of main-

season.

NBC

w

world-

copies

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Fans of Seinfeld will have some-

television

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greatest

a

album, with a career spanning hits

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it's

undeniably warrant

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to conceal oneself

don't take criticism well,

partially

because your choices are

others. You feel you much more but you'll make your own choices to

according to Friedrich Nietzsche.

easily led

you have anyone else

stand for

If

to say it's

it

first

before

probably not

true.

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make

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Entertainment

SPOKE, November

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

might be

By JASON

Party just

it.

didn’t take place in

universities,”

downtown

this

and

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

is

these the

group played mostly older songs.

They opened with

Army

usual

the

Ants, from their 1997 album

Transmission. The crowd went wild when the background instrumentals started playing, seeing the

emerge from the back of

trio

stage. Martin’s wailing vocals

band's eclectic

the

many

hollers

crowd.

I

the

and

drew

styles

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

it

(Photo by Chantelle Timperley)

Jeff Martin,

and

frontman

Tea

for the

sang

Party,

Elements

at

in

down-

town Kitchener on Oct. 29. rare instruments, fans got a

show

never seen before.

The band

his playground.

was one thing I liked about shows overall, it would be that

If there

we

“Artistically,

keep the

festival going,

that

simply have cancelled, but

money. 1 found there was more energy at the Kitchener show. The crowd was a lot bigger, the people

said, to

was much more than anybody else would have done. 1 think many of the other festivals would

isn’t

It

also played their spec-

tacular cover of Daniel

The

Lanois’s

which

Messenger,

always

was

was personal. Other new songs played were intimate,

it

it

Overload, Luxuria, Stargazer and the popular single Writing’s on the Wall.

true

It’s

when The Tea

Party

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

audience,

the

to

know what

they say,

with the old and

in

you Out

“Well,

my friends.

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

was

Oceans

written

for

the

band’s

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

I

me

and for everyone I’ve ever known with a terminal

illness.

Not only

be used

to,

listen to

so hearing

me

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

live

helped

to

we

kept

RYAN CONNELL

Have you ever

tried searching for

your-

that certain transsexual, like

go on

to

self,

that

special

date

with?

The

tidbits section.

of the

first

Twin

Princess

Cinemas

in

Waterloo because the building was still being constructed.

Chen

said the Princess

Cinema

is

building a second theatre with two

screens in

located at 46 King

it,

St.

N., and until early last week, the

WFAC

new

intended to use this

month and special

show

second season is

someone

will

be

later this

to spark a

match

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.

Tale,

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

com-

may

frank,”

a

coloured

being perfectly

lens,

Chen

be

said.

terms of

“In

not perhaps enough people heard about this, and that’s something we’ll strive to improve in the future."

negative

Chen

things,

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,

the

located on

linked production in both musical-

blend of three different songs one.

into

favourite

Sister

among

Awake, a

Heroes and

Black before returning to

it

Sister

classic

Awake and ending

with

a

bang.

141 Ontario

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.

N.

in

kind of annoyed to

hear about that

very

the

at

last

minute, but a problem can happen at

any time,” he

was very

Chen

satisfied to

said

said he

have put on

sudden change of

the

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.

show was

Chen

also said everyone can look

forward to bring

all

WFAC

continuing to

the newest and best films

from around the world

said.

the festival.

He

area and present a multiple-

as well as in exhibition form.”

“We were

Despite the snag,

I

St.

Kitchener.

"Teaheads,” turned

into the band’s covers of

Paint

made

the other cultural organizations in

"One of

want to run into again lem with the Princess. be

at

to this area.

we never

the things that

the prob-

is

We

will not

the Princess next year,” he

adding the location of the

said,

WFAC for 2005 is still up in the air.

TV you're straight and

if

still

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

“A

friend of ours

wouldn’t,

but

who would

that

Paul

said

the

show

dealing with but

that,

serious.

got HIV,

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.”

TV

void there was in gay

At the end of the date the show’s host. Nelson Tome, asks

dating

he was on a flight back to Toronto from the wedding.

the guests

until

and

was the most bizarre thing. I was sitting next to this woman who was six feet tall. She had long blonde

hair

to

and

transsexual.

hand and

I

she’s holding

my

can barely breathe as the

how

she

got

her

went

me

penis

body’s done

it,

so

dating.

I

think

We’re it

all

attracts

everyone.” Paul

said they have been

very

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

shooting

Nov. 23 to Dec.

in

Anybody

will

Toronto from

7.

interested

in

being a

son went on a second date, a high

show can contact the show’s producer, Myles Shane, by e-mailing him at myles@hiltz2.com

percentage compared to most

with their name, age, an optional

show

26 cou-

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

www.hiltz2.com.

The show’s demographic reaches

started

found out she was a

So

the date

dating shows.

big-breasted

the I

I

how

there will be a second

ples on the

very large breasts,” he laughs. a terrible flyer so

if

date. Sixteen out of the

“It

about

how he

tell

taining but there’s a lot of social

Paul said he never realized the

“I’m

about

able to

you have to tell them you're (HIV) positive, what’s the whole story behind that?” Paul

throughout the dates.

date

plane's flying and she’s telling the

through

of course,

but,

things,

things

dating, you’re

woman and

is

such

and dating or

talking

Squared Media

good

but

his story

testant

Hiltz

who attended we have heard nothing

“In terms of fans the festival,

through interviews and following

kisses to strip dancing.

a hot air balloon.

short animations.

theatre.

them?”

with.

The tidbits section was comprised of

festival

the

kind of neat, and not that people

its

most popular films Galaxy Cinemas were Steamboy and Appleseed, and the most popular film shown at Hyland was the at

and

hopefuls interested in finding that

shooting

it.”

said the

chopped

looking for dating

transgendered dating

Chen

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,

pleased with

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

The

Find your gay soulmate on By

see a film had a fabulous time.

going."

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

once and

some new

who

festival.

experience. But

digress.

of the people

all

heard about the festival and went to

managed

1

said

of the Waterloo

all

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

He

the

WFAC

Kitchener.

audience from affect us. but

Running from Oct. 27-30,

London, where they kicked off their world tour, and at the club in

entirety this

year.

in

we had planned to be in and wc had targeted our

so

Waterloo,

its

Waterloo

arc, after all, the

The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) almost

twice this past

Elements

“Wc

festival,

was lucky enough to sec them week - at The Drink

1

SONSER

or

your

festival

unexpected obstacle

tired

little

Grey

Earl

— Page 17

experiences

CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY

By

old

Animation

2004

8,

into the contestant’s lives

and giv-

ing the viewers a greater sense of

A

appeal

is

would be

gay people watching it.

that not only

interested in

who

they are.

show

“It’s also entertaining for straight

last

season was HIV-positive and

people because whether you’re gay

guest on the

The show

airs

on Sundays

at 8

p.m. and Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. on

PrideVision TV. The second season will

be airing

in the

new

year.


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NBA season

SPOKE, November

— Page 19

promises excitement

DEAK

By NICOLE

2004

8,

be on top of the Western Conference.

The Timberwolves Gel ready to hoop it up sports the because National fans,

Kevin Garnett,

new

who

are

by

led

established a

career high last year in points,

(NBA) has

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

centre court.

Coming

NBA

off of last year's

championship

win,

offensive boost for the Timberwolves. The six-foot-seven Szczerbiak tied a Timbcrwolf frangreat

Detroit

the

chise record with

Pistons arc looking good, thanks in

guard Carlos Delfino. The

part to

play a significant role see

to

team

his

in

if

the

he wants

be a slam-dunk this year. Troy Hudson, standing in

Western

foot-one, hit a season-high

to

Conference final. It should be a key season for centre

Darko

men on

Key

New this

(Internet photo)

Stephen Jackson, forward Jonathan Miller.

Jackson provides a more athletic side to the team and will increase the

team’s

points

in

game

Miami in the second round. The Indiana Pacers are in fine form and should make their way to Conference

final,

key trades

to

but

New

in the

off-season

Jersey. Last year's

scoring

leader,

Tracy

number 2-ranked team, the Houston Rockets, according to The Sports Network www.tsn.ca. (TSN) McGrady takes Juwan Howard, McGrady,

against

the Eastern

action

moving the big man, former L.A. Laker centre, Shaquille O’Neal to Miami and former Denver Nuggets forward Kenyon

NBA

18 minutes

in just

to not duplicate last season's

Martin

three

against Boston. Last year. Miller

scored 19 points

hope

will offer

include

career-best in last year’s playoffs

19

NBA season

Some

where Bender, a solid forward, tied for team lead in scoring with a with

This

performance.

shooting,

perimeter

injuries this season include

Jersey Nets point guard Jason

Kidd, out indefinitely with a knee

season

could prove rewarding with centre

Bender and guard Reggie

game

dominated

15 points. In 2002, he

the court.

For the Indiana Pacers,

at six-

against Phoenix scoring 34 points.

no shortage of big

giant ensures

sea-

year against Cleveland scoring

last

The seven-loot

Milicic.

last

focused, Szczerbiak has the potential

six-foot-six Argentinean will have to

44 points

son. Staying mentally and physically

is

moving

to the

and drama with talented players on the court and trade

talks

off.

injury.

Who knows when we

expect the Kidd to

can

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

sion.

makes for a solid team. What do Toronto Raptors

six-foot-five

to

it

to the playoffs this season

year, they are in a great position to

in

the general

Well, there

is

to this

still

fans

season?

the question

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

make

also

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

Sam

Dion Glover.

woes

The Sacramento Kings are experiencing some injury

Doug

out with a foot injury.

is

Christie

leads the

total

guard

shooting

as

Christie

league with a

of 183 steals and

is

ranked

third in steals-per-game.

Who knows

what

this

bring? Fans could be treat

season will

in for a real

with teams possessing great

go dominate? anybody’s game.

potential and a burning desire to all

the way.

This season,

Who it’s

will

STALKING Stalking

a crime that happens more on college campuses than

is

population.

What

*

is It?

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

fall

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)

Ex-partners: were

.

2.

3.

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

following are

thing

is

to

some suggestions

if

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

Do

Respond

in dealing with a non-college stalker. Protect your private information (home/cell

t

you 4.

address) Gather evidence

(e.g.

.

save e-mails, unwanted

do

no., e-mail

gifts,

address,

in

*

voice mail) and document

the situation.

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

6

phone

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Visit

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Let the

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games begin

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.

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— SPOKE, November

8,

Sports

2004

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

prise

a disap-

pointment so far this year. This week we will look

AFC look

and next week we at

the

week

the

will take a

NFC.

Let’s start in the this

at

the

New

AFC

East. Until

England Patriots

the season

coming against a then

undefeated

New

They

England.

now

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

are

at

sit

the top of the division but they bet-

division

the

The Jacksonville Jaguars

1

watch out for Houston. Yes, I The same Houston

ter

said Houston.

20-6

that just beat the Jaguars

come

to

within one win of tying them

at the

top of the division. For only

being

in their third year, this

sion team

expanon track to pro-

right

is

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

Chargers

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

Patriots,

Tom

Brady did not

fare so well.

Pittsburgh Steelers at the top of the division. Early

The

Although he threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, he was also inter-

one

cepted twice and sacked four times

they

(three

This

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

face

week

some-

nine

when

undefeated

the

Philadelphia Eagles.

The

com-

Steelers don’t have any

now

petition in their division right

In the

AFC

it.

South

we

find a

num-

might just come out ahead

when

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.

AFC

This

is

East

is

the

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

Also

are tied with them,

way

guess that’s what happens

New York

who

ber of surprises.

they face the St. Louis

nine.

it

AFC

in

sure looks like the Titans could

use his help.

it

has been,

it’s

safe to say they in the

division.

But keep an eye on the Chargers. that, they have Keenan McCardell in the mix their chances improve quite a bit.

Now

Check back next week at

how teams

in the

(Internet photo)

for a look

NFC

are hold-

England

ing up.

Duce Staley runs the ball against the New The Steelers won the game 34-20 on Oct. 31.

Pittsburgh Steeler Patriots.

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(Dr.

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894-4445

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pints

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day

domestic beer Wednesday — $3 bottles Thursday — $3 bar shots Friday — $3.50 pints of

Saturday

$4

& chips

pints of

special

domestic beer

every Saturday nite! Live classic rock entertainment every Friday and Saturday nite (no cover)!

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a.m. to 2 a.m. daily

contract

four runs in the series.

in

It

wasn’t

in

the cards for St. Louis

as their offence couldn’t get their

bats to produce.

Two major players

who

Francona, managerial

has developed his

skills since his losing

days with-lhe Philadelphia

Phillies.

fielder

son.

1918 but they have never been able to capitalize on their

Cardinals pitching was terrible as

opportunities.

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.

in 1920.

World

the

to

in

ing the championship. All these horrible

now

memories

a thing of the past as the

Sox

effortlessly

Cardinals

in

swept

are

Red the

their historic best of

during

the

regular season,

third

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

trailed

Red Sox

was

a

major

as they never

once throughout the whole During the last three games

in

MLB

histo-

ry to come back from a 3-0 deficit. The Red Sox reeled off four

in

1

1

against

victories

the

runs.

didn’t allow an earned run. Curt

scries

Schilling pitched with

Angels.

and soul

in

Game

heart

2 of the scries as

A

against

the

Anaheim

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

onship.

With

timely

hits

the

Boston

Red Sox World

An

Series

The

champi-

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

for the

saved

32 the

regular season. During the playoffs

age.

At the July 31 trading deadline Red Sox icon, short-

Epstein traded stop

Nomar

Garciaparra,

to

the

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

do

in the

sign

his ankle bleed throughout his six

allowing only three hits each.

who

Red Sox during

Foulke

Keith

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

series.

trading

games

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

Louis.

Schilling’s

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.

by

Schilling.

er

straight

Stadium

Epstein also improved his team’s pitching

regular season.

seven world championship series.

both pitched seven shutout innings,

Specials are available at the Kitchener location only

Manny Ramirez, who

left-fielder

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

baseman

Boston has been

Sensational pitching

TV giveaway

opportune

Series four times since winning the

factor for the

Coming soon

Babe Ruth’s

New York Yankees

at

Francona led the Red Sox to a 9864 record during the regular sea-

to the

title

29 cent wings

fish

to be.

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

$5.99

meant

finally

After 86 years of anguish the

$4.00 pints

Tuesday

was

offence produced runs

moments to pick up the victories. The MVP of the World Series was

off-season as he will try to

unrestricted

free

agents

Lowe and Martinez

Cabrera,

to

contract extensions.

Every

team

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

He

will


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