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trails

pennies!

Jennifer

Ormston wraps up her travel series with an exciting visit to Prague.

recent Region of

Waterloo study shows

Feature

prices at supermarkets

convenience stores.

Monday, November

15,

15

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14,

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News 7

2004

Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

— No. 24

Student wins international

contest By MELISSA

HANCOCK

were more than 100 entries were judged by a panel of design professionals. Second place went to an entry from York University and third place to an entry from College Salette in there

that

Class projects can lead to big oppoitunities. Just ask Michael Blain, a third-

year graphic

design student at Conestoga College. He said it only took three days to complete a

won

poster that has

international

recognition.

Montreal. Blain said he’s not sure where the inspiration for the poster

The competition was sponsored by

came from.

throwing ideas together and came up with some“I

just

started

the Fur Free Alliance, an interna-

thing clever.”

of more than 30 leading humane and conservation

manipulated photographs, he

tional

coalition

organizations that are opposed to the

The poster The

is

totally

made up of said.

international contest attract-

killing of animals for the production of fur and fur-trimmed apparel.

ed entries from 19 European and North American nations. Blain’s

The theme of the 2004 Design Against Fur contest was to create a poster depicting opposition to the

entry represented Canada.

Graphic

design

Matt

teacher

use ot fur trim. Blain created and submitted bis

JVfiller said Blain will definitely do well in the business. “This guy is talented,” Miller said,

design for Canadian judging

adding Blain got into

in the

spring of 2004. "I

would at least the Canadian contest,”

had hoped

place

in

that

Blain said, “but

1

I

wasn't expecting

win it all.” As the winner he received He was then entered in the

to

tional contest w'here

$1,000. interna-

he also placed

and won 5.000 euros, which about $6,800 Cdn. first

Blain also

won

is

Budapest

a trip to

Web

Forever remembered

design

he does some freelance work as

Morgan Strong and her grandfather Frank Strong laid a wreath in memory of First World War veteran Aaron Strong, as part of the City of Waterloo Remembrance Day ceremony, held Nov. 1 1 at the

well.

Waterloo cenotaph.

before he

“What

came

to

Conestoga and

50th

separates

place

VI P/Cl P

from first place? - not very much,” he said. “He’s got the ” goods though. He added you know' you are topnotch when you win contests of this calibre.

Miller said unfortunately, no col-

accompany

day upsets teacher

By NICOLE DEAK Region

Did you experience long lunch lines or overcrowded cafeterias on Nov. 4? Was one of your classes

Wellington, Perth and Huron coun-

However, a downside to VIP/CIP day is the number of classes can-

ties.

celled.

Waterloo

well

as

The college road-show,

as

w'here he received his prize and

lege

attended

Blain on his trip to Budapest.

cancelled?

Stroh, Conestoga College’s student

Blain said he know's what he’s going to do with the prize money. “I’m putting it into savings,” he

This resulted from Conestoga annual Visitor 16th (VIP)/ Program Information

recruiter

College’s

said.

College

poster.

He

the

unveiling

left for his trip

of his on Nov.

5.

“I’ve never travelled before,” he said. “This

anywhere

is all

a

new

He added

experience.”

He

said his girlfriend will be the

only person to accompany him. In

the

faculty

Canadian competition,

got

to

he doesn’t have any

college-related debts to pay off and the smart thing to

put

it

do would be

to

aw'ay for the future.

Information

Program

Bay

and

College

in

finishes

VIP/CIP day takes place over a six-week period at 24 community colleges. About 2,500 high school filled

the

halls

of

Conestoga College to gain information about their college of choice.

These invited students came from

known ing

at

at

Thunder

in

Mohawk

Hamilton.

“Student recruiter Vanda and spent a

“I

bend over backwards

cancel as

Some classes

in

Conestoga

to not

classes as possi-

students

any

don’t have

cancelled,

while

others

could have several.

Ontario.

because we offer sessions. Sessions are opportunities high school students have to go to a classroom and learn about their program of choice,” the

many

ble.”

as the best location for host-

are

I

of time strategizing the

lot

use of classrooms,” said Stroh.

is

to Stroh,

VIP/CIP day

“We

Jan

starts

it,

Confederation College

According

(CIP) day.

students

puts

as

best

One idea being floated around to avoid cancelling classes in the future is to have high school stusit in on classes and see what happens on an average day.

dents

Continued on Page 3

said Stroh.

False alarms could burn students By

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

“Fire equipment

is

Students caught tampering with the

fire

equipment at the Residence and Centre could find

safety

Conestoga Conference

international

Design Against Fur contest with

this design.

it

so seri-

was being replaced.

fines for tampering with fire

equipment are

at

least

$100 and

possible eviction, said Kobylnik.

So far there have been several emergency lights pulled down from

evicted for vandalism this year,

“Although no students have been it

is

lance tapes and anyone caught tam-

department hooked up to a hydrant

pering with the equipment will face

near the residence and affected the

apply

consequences, said John Kobylnik,

water pressure

even evicted.

ers

Staff

the

take

The

something we’ve had to do in previous years,” he said. Kobylnik said when a student receives a fine from the residence they are often given a chance to work it off through community service. However, that does not

staff is

investigating

damages done

to the equip-

set

off and

fire

extinguish-

alarms

four fire

pulled.

However, only two of the

fire

alarms were pulled by vandals.

ment.

(Internet photo)

why we

around the building,

recent

won

that’s

pull-station

ously,” he said.

themselves with a hefty fine or

Residence

Michael Blain, a third-year graphic design student,

and

there for the

and students

safety of the staff

is

the general

reviewing video surveil-

manager of the residence.

One alarm was

set off

when

the fire

in the building.

other alarm went off

when

The

a fire

when

it

comes

to the fire

safety equipment.

Continued on Page 3


.

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— SPOKE, November

15,

News

2004

Review, reform, redesign

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Council prepares for town

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

ing increase from $4,888 to $6,300 per student, which is closer to uni-

By DESIREE FINHERT Conestoga College's president

What

is

your most

has an objective to increase excellence in the college system. John Tibbits discussed the rec-

feminine/masculine quality?

ommended changes

post-sec-

to

education with college council at the Nov. 8 meeting.

ondary

This was in preparation for the town hall meeting being held at Conestoga College on Nov. 25, during which former premier Bob Rae and members of the post-secondary

a tough broad.” Holly Broughton, 20,

“I’m

review board will discuss the future of the Ontario school system.

About 450 people, including

police foundations

stu-

dents, teachers, staff, alumni and

employers, are expected to attend the public

meeting

to

comment and

tem is broken.” There are a total of 7 scheduled one of the hall meetings, which began town we and hottest economic areas across Ontario at the beginning of have issues." October when a Colleges arc discussion paper. the by funded “We are sitting in province on a Expectations for slip year basis, one of the hottest Higher Education, meaning that a

versity funding.

“We

are

Higher

fund-

received ing

economic areas and we have issues.”

will

college

growth

for

John

was

Tibbits,

three years after

president

the student pop-

u

a

1

t

of

University

and

Guelph

o n

i

A

released.

town hall meeting scheduled for is Nov. 24 at the

Conestoga

increased.

“We’ve grown by 33 per cent.” The problems outlined in the

Students

(CSI)

Inc.

who wish

planning

is

Conestoga

for

transportation

stu-

to attend.

the system needs to be redesigned.”

ting tuition.

dations to the premier

outlined

could

system

the

ways

six

in

be

Tibbits told council financial aid

was another problem because payback

rates are too high

skill

shortages.

Apprenticeship expansion with

diplomas and degrees. Improved school-college path-

links to •

January.

www.raereview.on.ca.

Not sweating the prepping

More vocational degree-grantsome colleges in areas of

ing for

and students

in

For more information or to register for a town hall meeting, visit

Better transferability between

colleges and universities.

practical nursing

1

in

sitting

The Rae Review is scheduled to make a final report and recommen-

improved: 19,

time.

more market-oriented tuition and more college flexibility when set-

Tibbits

Naledi Hurly,

money on

think the financial-aid sys-

think the system needs to be reformed,” said Tibbits. "We think

which

drink beer.”

“We

dents

“We

like to

are not getting their

objective also included a need for

ask questions.

“I

meeting

hall

ways.

“My most feminine

quality

the calibre of the feelWhen get mad, get really mad. if

is

.

I

get sad,

I

tory

l

i

get really sad.”

programming

ly

universities.

tions

prepara-

Tibbits said the students of Conestoga are being treated unfair-

Dustin Rausch, 19, services founda-

in

the college

at

when applying

for transfers to

He recommended three changes improve

to

transferability including a

third party arbitrator to ensure fair-

ness

when

Tibbits

Dan

of

my

hair.”

Haines, 20,

suggested bridging pro-

police foundations

essary standards to attend university.

Currently there

no

is

transferability

between the engineering technology program at the college and engineering programs at universities. “You can say to people there is a gap. but you can’t say there’s no

way to bridge it,” He would also

said Tibbits.

like to improve pathways between high school and

cil

objective presented to coun-

stated that the federal govern-

“I’m generous.”

ment should be investing

Tiberiu Manu, 19, computer engineering

public training

technology

in

the

I

can burp

like

Kirstie

a guy.”

Gunn,

19,

BSCN

in

charge are

of

Director

down

Paul

education,

Osborne, said the will take all

up and tear day, but it can be set

done by three people. “It’s not like convocation where you have 1,700 chairs to set up,” said Osborne, who's expecting about 450 people to attend. “But we have a contingency

people can

sit

Conestoga

being held

is

in the

recognition.

president

would

like

to

see

the

13th school to

addressed during the town hall

“We

actually

have

monopoly going on where the

a in

public Ontario,

universities set the stan-

dards,” said Tibbits.

“When you

how

it

But a majority of the work

GPC

International,

is

Review public meetings. Conestoga already has the chairs and

the upper and middle classes.”

care of the audio equipment.

used

said colleges

about $6,000 per student and he would like to see fundto get

done

a Toronto-

based communication company providing all of the set up for the Rae

GPC

when

International

it

“We’re trying

in

it.

seats 1,780. to

make

the

gym

and several college insignias. Sawieki said the drapes will help with acoustics and they are more visually

than

interesting

the

Sawieki adds: “From a marketing having backdrops is added bonus.” The college is expecting a wide variety of people to attend the meeting including students and

educators from the University of

Waterloo,

is

taking

Laurier

Wilfrid

University and Conestoga College. student

that

employers and alumni will attend. The college will have to abide by fire

regulations enforced

last

year.

Chairs

have

to

be

twist-tied

together and only a certain number of chairs can be in each row. This

procedure ensures that chairs don’t scatter and become dangerous obstacles in the event of a “It

said

just

takes

Osborne.

more and

been doing

as they go,” said

big a deal.”

“I think they’re getting

more organized

400 people

there are

accommodating to those people, but not overwhelm those people.” Conestoga's set up will include drapery behind the commission

new

goes.

takes a lot of prep," he said.

fund universities you’re funding

universities. Tibbits

in

touch with other schools, “just to

by

meeting.

Sawieki describes our gym as being a large open space even

They’re also hoping

Osborne said he has been

“It

seating and a permanent stage.”

just an

earlier in the afternoon.

get a feel for

a

of set up. There was permanent

in the stands.

is

weren't

there

of things to do in the way

lot

perspective,

the review headed by Bob Rae. The commission will be at the University of Guelph the day before and Durham College’s Oshawa campus

Tibbits said applied learning has

“Therefore,

whole

gymnasium where

centre’s

rec

rooms at other schools. "A lot of the locations have actually had theatres,” said Sawieki.

bleachers which flank the gym.

plan,” he added.

needed.

more

meeting campus. John officer, affairs Public Sawieki. said Conestoga’s rec centre is different from the assembly hall

at their

That’s because

taking the preparations in stride.

market develop-

is

currently Ontario colleges receive $2,000 less per student than

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

and yet the people

task,

ment agreement

the

that

monumental

that a labour force

“There should be an investment meets the needs of this community.” Funding is the other major issue

is

ary education, a

host a town hall meeting discussing

infrastructure

in skills that

quality

you have everything needed to hold Conestoga College’s town hall meeting Nov. 25. The public meeting is a forum to

and

to be given

“My most masculine

the edu-

cation system and the public and

The meeting

college.

The

members of

premier,

discuss the future of post-second-

applicants are chosen

grams be implemented when a college graduate does not meet the nec-

“The length

Four hundred chairs, two microphones, stage, speakers and lots of cables. Mix in members of the post-secondary review board, a for-

mer

town

notice before a

was scheduled

level

human

By DESIREE FINHERT

school-apprentice

Improved

pathways. • Greater investment

it

Osborne, adding that earlier in the review process a college would

accommodate

only receive four or five days’

meeting.

fire.

additional

“Now awhile,

that it’s

time,”

we’ve

not that

Inlramurals were rescheduled to the

town

hall


News

SPOKE, November

College sign to feature (VAN OONMFI By RVAN CONNELL I

Conestoga College will be sportits new logo on one of its signs

ing

outside the eollege

in the

next cou-

ple of months.

President John Tibbits showed two samples of the new Conestoga College logo, one with a black background and the other with a white background, to council

members

the

at

college council

meeting on Nov.

The

new

approved pieces

which

was

C

sectioned into three

many

"There's not too

institu-

around that don’t have signs up on their building," he said. "Hopefully in the next fiscal year

we will have a sense of how well we’re doing financially, and if we’re not doing well, we’ll wait Tibbits said they hope to put the

signage closer to Highway 401 so

words “Conestoga, connect

before but

learning,”

work

in

new

are

life

below.

written

and

The

researching the logo and the

design

cost

the

college

$19,000.

The design with the two backdrops are the choices that could potentially replace the signage that

currently situated on the

is

of Homer Watson Boulevard and Conestoga College

corner

Boulevard.

will

cost

the

new

sign on the

college’s

the

college

property

“a couple

thousand dollars.”

more

is

it

visible to drivers.

"We

it blew off about a year ago during a rainstorm,” he said. "With the trees growing in front of

the building, within five years

you

wouldn’t see the sign anyway so we want to put something up on (Highway) 401.” Tibbits

said

only problem

the

they have with putting the signage closer to Highway 401 is that they

need ing

Tibbits said the

comer of

°§3. Colle

another year.”

probably won't put it on the building because we had one

moon

to to

make

sure they are adher-

Ontario Ministry of

the

Transportation’s regulations.

"We

don't want people driving

off the

„ T The Conestoga .

,

highway because they’re

busy reading messages.”

Boulevard

will

(Photo by Ryan Connell) _ „ College sign on the corner of Homer Watson Boulevard and Conestoga College feature the new logo within the next two months. ,

College’s future discussed By

RYAN CONNELL

them, the University of Guelph is more research money than we do in an operating budget.” getting

Ontario's training minister met with Conestoga College's president last week to discuss the future of the college and its need for

expansion and more funding.

Ann

Mary

Chambers,

Tibbits said. ""I’m not suggesting anything,

great

for

University

(the

Guelph, but the

some funding

we

it’s

also need to get

for colleges too.”

Tibbits said he briefly discussed

Universities, visited the college for

approximately two hours and took a tour of the health sciences facility with Conestoga’s president John

Rae Review with Chambers and the need for students to be able to more easily transfer between colleges and universities, instead

Tibbits on Nov.

of hitting a barrier.

Tibbits

said

he discussed with

Chambers how underfunded the college system in Ontario is when compared to universities. "We’re

now

in

very tight times right

and. although I’m not being

critical

and

I

think

it’s

great for

the

The Rae Review

local

community,” he

is

a review of

said.

Tibbits said the college

is

steadily

expand with other

working

to

tutions

like

of

Guelph, and the decision to go

for-

ward with purchasing

Continued from Page

insti-

University

the

the University

proposal

tions teacher,

happening in the future expand apprenticeship.

feels

in

order to

classrooms.

1

appease some faculty, including Ted Spicer, a liberal studies and communicaThis

Heights high school building will be

Tibbits also said he

and funding of post-secondary education by Ontario’s provincial government, in order to

Class cancellations on VIP/CIP day unfair to paying students

“I also talked to (Chambers) about the region, with how rapidly It S growing, and how we need Bet ter funding to meet the needs of the

of)

Minister of Training, Colleges and

8.

who

could

said although he

VIP/CIP day’s concept

is

would

like to

see a possible expansion and part-

"We, the college,

are disadvan-

taging our existing students,

more

the design

nership

recommend

Windsor in the future. “We would like to see enhancement of the apprenticeship role at

he said. “I think VIP/CIP day should start at 4 p.m. The college has an obligation to the

provide the best education to stu-

the college, but the funding

current students

dents.

huge issue for

ways

innovative

to

with

the

University of

is

a

than

,000 students, for the sake of

1

outsiders,”

Spicer

us.”

is

who

fire

equipment

is

no joke

be

in

By

cancelling classes,

away

Spicer said, you are taking

valuable class time students have

Continued from Page 1 "We won’t give them the option of community service just to send the message that we are quite seri-

dent hours,” Spicer said.

ous about this,” he said, adding the fines cover the costs of the dam-

bers

age.

classrooms were being used and

somebody sprayed a fire extinguisher we have to have it

for

paid

total,

is

a student issue

first.

In

students are losing 3,900 stu-

how many

and clean up the halls and staff members have to watch the surveil-

hours that day.

The open house, which

ran from

6:30 to 8 p.m., consisted of the colleges handing out information booklets and answering any ques-

Trevor Greenall, the Durham College representative, said

VIP/CIP day

is

a valuable day for

students to get educated and see

what colleges have “This day is very our

name

to offer.

effective to get

out in this area. Students

Durham College, but know where it is geographi-

have heard of

“This opens minds about education and gives them a great opportunity cally,” said Greenall.

students’

to see other schools.”

day

schedules

hours per class. That’s 1,400 stu-

alarms become a repetitive occur-

dent hours wasted.”

Spicer said the college

is

essen-

paying for high school students to come in and takeover

Kobylnik said the residence has not been fined yet this year but it is

es.”

dent hours wasted,” Spicer said.

department can choose

rence.

any high

to

it

ing activities scheduled during the

to fine the residence if the false fire

fire

owe

school student to give up our class-

hours per class. That’s 2,500 stu-

VIP/CIP day takes up 23 classrooms and two

The

so annoying,” he said.

is

don't

in the

the

“In the afternoon,

lance tapes,” he said.

to the

morning VIP/CIP day takes up 28 classrooms and three "In

housekeepers have to stay

"This

don’t

The teacher acquired these numwhen he counted how many

"If

refilled,

for.

"This

chose to come

his students

college because of VIP/CIP day.

tions students or their parents had.

pay."

referring to the fact that

school.

conducted by Spicer,

In a study

he found less than one per cent of

"We

great, the timing is off.

each student pays $20-25 a day to

Damaged

loqo

tions

resemble an Arabian with italicized accents rounding out the image. The that

crescent

— Page 3

2004

An, Signage facing Highway 40 near the pond will not be erected until next May, Tibbits said, when Conestoga officials have a better sense of how well the college is doing financially.

October, features the

in

giant letter

8.

logo,

new

15,

tially

Spicer said he

felt the

evening was conflict

that

is

open house

ideal, but

with

hav-

student

not.

“They should hold VIP/CIP day on a Saturday. It’s not our fault if students don’t want to come out on the weekend,” Spicer said. "I support all

VIP/CIP

day, but the hours are

wrong.”

a possibility.

"There could be a real fire going on somewhere and we are diverting their attention from that,” he said. A false fire alarm pulled last month hauled students from their beds around 3 a.m.

Dave Hanstke,

22, a student liv-

ing in residence, said after being

(Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)

equipment is no joke. Students caught vandalresidence safety equipment could face eviction.

Tampering with izing

woken by

fire

the alarm

it

took him

“I

knew

was a

it

false

alarm to

several minutes to decide

whether

begin with.

was even going

to leave

was too loud,” he said. “I was pretty pissed off about

or not he his

room.

I

only

left

because

it

it.”

In the Nov. 8 edition of Spoke, a quote was used as a design element on a page featuring a story on the marijuana bill. The quote was attributed to an anonymous source, when in fact, it should have been attributed to Ray Massicotte, staff sergeant of the Waterloo Regional Police Services drug unit. Spoke apologizes for the error.


— SPOKE, November

Page 4

Commentary

2004

15,

Renewed hope peace

for Over

week

the past

Yasser

that Palestinian leader

was reported

it

Arafat was dead, conscious, in a coma, brain-dead and in stable con-

He

dition.

succumbed

finally

mystery

to a

on Nov.

illness

in a

1 1

French hospital. His death hasn't stopped the rampant speculation about the future of the conflict-tom Middle East.

At

this pivotal

time

it is

imperative that U.S. President George Bush

takes a proactive and even-handed stance to advance peace talks

between the

and Palestinians, two people who are now

Israelis

sitting

at a crossroads.

At a recent press conference, Bush, that Arafat

my

had died,

second reaction

is

who had been incorrectly told is, God bless his soul. And

“My first reaction

said,

we

that

continue to work for a free

will

Palestinian state that's at peace with Israel,” according to an article on

www.globeandmail.com

What

Rumours Trip Up

titled

lofty goals considering the

and Palestinians. However, he must

The

Israelis

on

on Nov.

5.

Israelis

try!

and Palestinians are both

of crisis that permeates the region.

Politicians

tumultuous history between

The

to

blame

for the current state

Palestinian Authority has relied

such as suicide bombing, rather than diplomatic

terrorist tactics,

ones. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s track record has been just as reprehensible.

And, Washington’s blind support of Sharon has not

helped the situation. All this bloodshed with both sides believing theirs

The Middle East

is at

is

over a bitter land dispute,

is

the rightful quest.

a stalemate and the ongoing intifada only sig-

one thing: change. where Washington should enter

my

Don’t underestimate

knowledge, guys

nifies the necessity of

This

is

the scene. Bush's role

be to act out the part of a judicious parent

some of life's

who

would

teaches his youngsters

important lessons, including the rules of fair play and not

West Bank and Gaza

a peaceful transition to the post-Arafat era. Strip have increasingly

become

The

lawless places

and a new leader, hopefully a democratically elected one who is not a terrorist, must succeed to prevent the emergence of a state of anarchy. Sharon and the new Palestinian leader need to re-address the border disputes, and that doesn’t necessarily mean building a wall to separate Jews and Arabs. Compromise must be reached between the parties and the land partitioned in a mutually agreeable manner.

Although

does not want to share

Israel

its

spoils, a cease to the

intifada is highly unlikely until the Palestinians are granted a

home-

land.

Since Bush came to office in 2000, his legacy has been one of

eroding social rights, fighting an unjust war

in

Iraq, creating a

record-breaking deficit and contributing to a floundering national

economy. Even hard-core Republican backers must

realize this elephant’s rep-

utation could use a make-over.

During the president’s

first

peace and working with the

chairman,

the

it is

term he

UN

made

it

were not high

clear that brokering priorities.

Fpr these

demise of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s

time for Washington to re-establish

its

traditional roles

of embracing multilateralism and peacekeeping, and to wield siderable

power benevolently. The Middle East

is

its

con-

the ideal place to

start.

For whatever reason, Americans have given Bush a second chance.

He

should use

this

ten up. Just because I’m a

mean

doesn’t

I

know

opportunity wisely!

Letters are

watch a sports game,

lis-

most any other show on

jack about

and

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just to clarify,

don’t

girls

sports but

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know

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all

lot

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guys would be interested green jersey

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that

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do you think

I

about The Bachelor being on, she

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would be just as eager as you to watch the Monday night football

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quite low.

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passed the apology stage and

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cities in 1945.

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German

directed toward

citizens.

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and

some crude comments German

are

now being

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thing would be and carry on.

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CSI directors now being paid By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

brought to the board

The

A new was

board remuneration policy

approved

directors,

Students Inc.’s (CSI) annual general gives the seven CSI $250 a month honorarium and the vice-president $425 a month, minus a $25 monthly security deposit that will be withheld until the end of policy

directors a

their

tions

when

terms

owned

were

they return

The

property.

CSI-

all

directors posi-

the

their votes

hundred

in total they

said.

es heard and

fine with the idea as long as

through various areas including stu-

directors include talking to the stu-

dent fees and events.

dents to get their opinions on issues,

The

I

tions.

who was

not

would be yes votes were unsuccessful. The information is important because all board of directors abstained from voting due to a conearlier that the students

The

first

why

it

was

they should be paid but not as

$250. These students said the

directors should get paid because

work hard and should be

a lot of work and $250 seems reasonable for what they have to

when

Every Conestoga student is part of means Connell could

the CSI. This

directors to get

like

more support on

However, he didn’t

the the

know

this until after the vote.

"My

instinct tells

me

that

anyone

could have gone out and got proxies

and voted no,” said CSI president Justin Falconer.

The remuneration

idea

was

first

and what we’re saying

is

of part-time job opportuni-

an expense,” he said.

compensation

is

a

fair

amount, especially since CSI has grown so much and the directors are expected to do more. “Wc’vc gone fron i 10 students 3

police

it

but,

truly

what I'm saying

people

is that

weren’t agitated enough to the point

where they (were

present),” he said.

“At the end of the day you have to support the board decision.” If students want more information on the remuneration policy they can go to the CSI office in the Sanctuary

or

visit

the

CSI

web

site

www.conestogastudents.com.

if

for the

foundations

they

I

hear, along with

some sound

advice.

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list

of

begin".

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.

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4. ”1

read

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to

it

to

something that's already meaningful to you.

student

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it.

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was

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5.

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About 30 of those students didn’t even know what a proxy was. When we gave them a definition, they were unhappy about the way the issue was voted on and said it

much to remember".

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that the vote

had already taken place and that it was approved thanks to 52 proxies. Forty-nine of the students did not know that the issue had already been voted on or that they could vote by proxy.

complaints that

the things you have to do. Break your work down into manageable chunks. Schedule your time realistically. Don't skip classes, with an hour or especially near an exam. Begin studying early in the semester

The second question we asked was about the proxies. We asked the students

common

know where to

Advice:

think they should be paid.”

of the CSI office.

side.

don't

1. "I

money,”

volunteer to begin with so

in the self-serve area

$250 was not

Below are some

they joined.

and Ryan Connell, a journalism

said

who

month

think the students

truly,

students said

The remaining 33

Evan Campbell. "They knew

dent, voted no.

guilt-

out to be.

has to do with ’True education means more than the pursuit of a course of study ... it harmonious the whole being and period of existence possible to man. It is the development of the "hand, head and heart", sten g.

do,” said robotics and automation

a public relations student, voted yes stu-

felt

because they

it

WHY FAIL WHEN YOU CAN SUCCEED?

do

shouldn’t be doing

about

director said

rec-

“If you’re going to volunteer

the informed person.”

have collected proxies

it

asked and he or she kept pushing the

ognized for what they do. “I think they should get paid. They

Only two people actually showed up at the meeting. One. Dolly Phan,

no

students said they

major an issue as people are making

because no one showed no one cared

Falconer said he thinks the $250 a

Greg Rafalowski.

tripped into signing

The

ties is

CSI president

much

volunteer position

Phan works

The

ization

Justin Falconer,

for

are allowed to reasonably reim-

their loss

mistakenly,” said mar-

it,

keting student

they

felt

they believe the person they are talkis

signed

question outlined the

“they are uninformed and because

because

asked

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for learning strategy assistance, visit the

Student Services

Office.

A Message from Learning Strategies Visit

to

illegal.

compensate the director

being on the board. That’s

They need

have their voices heard and at times those voices need to be stronger.”

“I

“In the Corporations Act you can’t directly

involved.

mm

the directors should not get paid because the directors knew it was a

ing to

“I

student Kevin Decaire.

interest.

we

as

who were concerned should have shown up. And I'm not saying that

employees.

of their involvement with the organ-

works.”

asked if students agreed that the directors should be compensated. Six students said they should definitely be compensated and 14 said

they

at

burse them for expenses as a result

it

is

“Students need to be

hourly

way way

Four of the students

also doesn’t feel like this

asked 53 students two ques-

directors’ job,

as

an

You

businesses are run, that’s the

He

directors also said that every-

should be paid and the fact that it was originally a volunteer position.

voting rights. This

not look

as

things in the world but that's the

We

their right to vote

wish more people

money

payment because they are not being paid like they would be at a job. He said CSI is simply reimbursing them for lost wages, not paying them as if they were

it

vote. Proxies are the worst

issue.

.

meeting. Attempts to find out who decided the proxies

away

just

I

stu-

involved the better

the money.” Some had questions but once they were answered they were supportive of the idea.

We

exactly

give

be.

would

The more

are acquaintances of the director

actually thought about the issue.

to the chairperson (the past

Dusick said

said

and what the vote was about. Spoke staff conducted their own survey to find out what students

Proxies have been traditionally

of

we have

dents will

result.

don’t think directors should receive

The

CSI general manager

flict

I hope that they have learned and choose to be

need to be stronger.

one who signed the proxy knew exactly what he or she was signing

Judy Dusick,

at the

They

out said, “No,

flat

have their voic-

to

times those voices

admitted to signing the proxies.

most students

directors said

paid so they didn’t mind.

the informed person.”

Olinski,

CSI

responsibilities of the

not one student

they are talking to

for

in the

thought they were already being

their right to vote

would be Jon

hours a week

college committees.

“(The students) give away

president)

job description,

to the

at

involved as a

writing policies and sitting on other

equaling the 50-vote minimum.

handed

job description.

the directors are expected to spend

someone else. Each motion at the annual general meeting must be voted on by a minimum of 50 people. However, since traditionally few students attend, the CSl's constitution states board members can get 50 proxies, thus

is

hours

all their

the responsibili-

all

"They need

is

expected from them,” he said.

at

Overall, students were about concerned the amount of the compensation. They thought it was too much money. Falconer said the stu-

the

about the issue They said students

The

counted as a yes

dents should

were

at least five

still

now

the meeting.

what

According

signed the proxies and

still

students

offices.

person

at all.

“Students need to be involved,” he

they

Conestoga

meeting,

ties in their

vote over to

they didn’t sign a proxy.

to, a $140,000 surplus and we’ve gone from one full-time staff to five. We now have nine leaders and a productive working relationship with

wouldn’t need the proxies

According to Wismer, asked "a cou-

and carried out

their

at

of the policy.

the directors logged

of 53-1. Fifty-two of those 53 votes

mad

random students what they thought

The money for the honorarium, which came into effect Nov. 1, will be coming out of the CSI surplus because it was not budgeted for this year. The surplus is approximately was generated $140,000 and

was approved by a vote

bad and

be

have a job description and more

thought

their

because they are uninformed and because they believe the

if

felt

to

the college, and the directors

shared

Judy

were by proxy. This means 52 people signed

them

directors

don’t want students to not

policy

want him or her

day using the self-serve area to 250, we've gone from $70,000 in the hole

think directors should be paid. So,

Dusick, CSI general manager.

The

kijew the director they didn’t

Falconer said he thinks CSI could

they deserved to

although they were against the idea,

the

said

their vote if they

of

lot

but the bottom line is if more people would get involved, show up to the meeting and vote, maybe they

part-time jobs.

situation,”

would

Jackson, went around and asked

eral

financial

be compensated. Also, because they

said they

All four students said they don’t

compensate the directors for the wages they lose by spending time in the CSI office instead of at their

become involved because of

a

49 students not have given up were asked to. All

have addressed the issue differently

At the gen-

is

to

“We

The

issue.

Leannc Bird, Jason Ahmed, Dariusz Czajkowski, Amit Rajput and Matt

students."

honorarium

the

consist of Jessica

money and

should have been done differently.

Blamirc, Nelofer

ple

originally volunteer.

The purpose of

who

the stu-

let

Wismer,

meeting on Oct. 27.

The

body decide

dent

Conestoga

at

September.

in

directors agreed to

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2004

15,

DynaMike me

By STEPH BAULK

Comedian and stuntman DynaMike in the largest crowd for any performing comedian this year. More than 150 students crowded

drew

into the Sanctuary

on Nov. 2

CSI event. DynaMike started

to

watch

show

by

off

from the crowd and making her

his

what he did for fun. but they were making money while doing it. ple doing

year.” he said. “1 first

for

prize

got on his unicycle and did a few tricks, like riding with one foot and having Amanda on his shoulders while he rode.

After he finished with his unicycle

DynaMike got out his machetes and did some tricks with those, such as balancing them on his nose and juggling them in various ways.

he a

is

“This

isn’t the full

stu-

accept that

“We’re

one

girl

attempted to leave,

comedian rushed over

grabbed her purse and put

show was

until the

her,

to

on stage

it

thought

DynaMike

did a really

good

I

it’s difficult.

in

a society that believes

good things and bad things come easand that’s not true,” he said. ily, “There’s competition for good things, so you have to work hard and be smart about

over.

His finale included him riding on his unicycle while juggling the machetes. Danielle Quinney, 19, said she

Monty of what

want to do with my life,” he said. “But I'm seeing it happen.” The comedian, who is also doing more motivational speaking right now, said good advice for anybody wanting to start a career is you have to

him

When

pretty neat that

it’s

young boy.

upon several

the

said

doing what he dreamed about as

dents to get up on stage and help

with his show'.

went back and 1 won People's Choice

the

Award.”

DynaMike

new girlfriend. The comedian

called

goal of not working

“I applied for the festival the next

the

woman named Amanda

DynaMike

my

and doing something sell-directed that I’m passionate about." he said. When DynaMike turned 18 he went to a festival in Kingston and saw peo-

the

picking a

pursue

to

Dynamite

is

it.

easy to

“It's

sit

on the couch and do

nothing,” he said. “But the

into

it's

hard to get

world and do something

meaningful." said he thought perConestoga was a breeze. “I was told the crowd might be hard and tough to interact with, so that’s what I did,” he said. “I interacted with

The comedian

job.

“He

really got the

she said.

“And

I

crowd involved,"

think that’s w'hy he

got such a good response from everybody.”

forming

DynaMike said he got interested in when he was a little kid and it

at

them.”

"I used to unicycle and juggle in my driveway and I enjoyed it a lot,” he

DynaMike said although he is into motivational speaking right now, he decided to do his comedy routine because he thought it would be better

said.

for the crowd.

stunts

grew from

there.

When DynaMike was he worked

“So often we’re bombarded with the life, and once in a while

15 years old

demands of

Taco Bell and decided he never wanted to have a job again. “Juggling, unicycling and doing at

comedy became

a real nice

way

it’s

refreshed, get rejuvenated and

It is

all

The

first

centrally located work-

has been installed in the learning resource centre.

The

full-access workstation will

connect students with disabilities to the rest of the college population.

Traditionally, students with disabilities

who

required

computer technology

additional

move

designed

to

adjustable

be accessible to

to

is

accommodate

each individual’s needs. The computer has a large screen monitor and features programs commonly used in the adaptive technology lab to assist in reading and writing. The table itself can be raised so that a student may stand, or lowered right to the floor

The

on

disabilities

students with disabilities and

fully

if

necessary.

“Students needed a place where

access information for their stud-

they could access the technology

ies.”

all

“We want students like

to feel

they can go to the

learning resource centre like

every other student to

access information

through the student association

disability services

disability services.

students can do

all

of their

computer work among peers.

fee.

for

their studies.”

gy lab beside

Now

co-ordinator of

Marian Mainland, co-ordinator of disability

services,

said

she

is

exams

centre like every other student to

about the addition and have a bank of similar workstations added in the future. to

with their education had access only through the adaptive technolo-

cost of the workstation

room due

they can go to the learning resource

hopes

Marian Mainland,

them

level playing field

excited

was approximately $7,000 and was funded by Conestoga Students Inc.,

to assist

to

break.

Students with station for students with disabilities

DynaMike juggles machetes during his show on Nov. 2, in the Sanctuary. DynaMike opted perform comedy for the day rather than motivational speaking to offer students a relaxing

on,” he said.

for

By JANET MORRIS

(Photo by Steph Baulk)

important to take a break, get

“We want

students to feel like

This one workstation integrates students with disabilities with the

to

in progress.

the time,” said Mainland.

Disability services

options

is

looking

accommodate

to

general student body and will give

increase in students using the adap-

them

tive resources available through the

the chance to

meet people

they might not have otherwise met,

college.

said Mainland.

Potentially, the hours of the adaptive technology lab could be

An the

increase of overall usage in

adaptive

technology lab of

247 per cent from September 2003 to September 2004 prompted the additional workstation. The lab is also used for test proctoring and there arc a lot of times when students cannot access the

extended, the lab could be physically expanded or the number of full-access

workstations

in

the

college could be increased.

Mainland said ideally the existing expanded and divided into two rooms. lab needs to be

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Educational technology

makes By JASON

more fun

learning

SONSER

She said one of

main things

the

the educational department focuses

and

Televisions

classrooms,

DVPs

online

the

in

tools

like

WebCT all

and learning objects, they have one thing in common

make teaching easier for facand make learning easier for

they ulty,

WebCT program. Bowman said WebCT is a

on

faculty to put

What some people may

such items are provided by the educational technology department, located

in

2B22.

Bowman,

Elizabeth

the co-ordi-

“An organizational

unit that pro-

vides leadership, planning and supareas pertaining to the

all

implementation and use of instruc-

technology for academic

purposes.” said,

the strategic plan

“Our mandate is

in

to provide the

infrastructure that will allow facul-

use the instructional technolo-

gy-"

technology department

provide things that

make

it

is

to

easier

for faculty to teach, and provide that

makes

a

classroom

more enjoyable for students. “You don’t want to sit there for a lecture for four hours; you want to interact, (have) group sessions, films. Anything to do with the techwhat we do,” that’s nology,

Bowman

DVP

“We’re talking the

said.

players, getting screens into

classroom,

that’s

things

like

what we're responsible

She said

in a nutshell,

that, for.”

education-

technology provides training in things such as WebCT. web design al

basics,

learning objects, research

and recommendations for hardware learning-management-type and software and technology support.

“Our department provides support to

faculty

Our membership tive

and put things

tive

in

free

and students. the Co-opera-

Learning Object Exchange

(CLOE) licence

is

is

free.

Our

WebCT

expensive, but that’s cov-

make

make

it

interac-

it

your course

into

more fun

for stu-

Morgan

another

member

Bartlett,

of the department, has a more technical

He does

role.

actual

the

course creation as well as takes part the

in

WebCT, Bowman come

design

instructional

for

said.

you’re faculty, and you

if

you want to develop a course, you come to Morgan and he would create the course shell for you, which is like; a temhere, and

Bowman

“and then

said,

you, as faculty, would go then develop

all

in

and

the aspects of the

course that you want.” Bartlett said

WebCT

not meant

is

“It

can be for a completely online

course,” Bartlett said, “but a lot of the instructors are simply using it to enhance their current in-class

so it gives students a place to collaborate among themselves, it gives students a chance to

teaching,

do group work without having meet together.”

He

to

use

that if they

on the first page, it gives you some background about what you’re learning. Then it gives you an opportunity to go through a trial or actually experience what the

object does,

WebCT,

is

Bowman

teacher’s teaching you,"

you read the interpretation, that’s where your learning takes place, so it tells you (what just happened), and then if you went “Then,

said.

if

technically,

you

faster every time

And

then

it

it

test yourself.

supposed

and then the developer's

Bowman

should be

gives you citations for

that you’re

to do,

that students

Conestoga

learning

objects allow you to interact, and gives faculty access to quality content in digital format, and

CLOE the

content

is

peer-reviewed for

accuracy.

“Each one of those learning almost a year and thousands of dollars to create,"

Bowman

RYAN CONNELL

Conestoga fell short of reaching its goal of $40,000 this year for the United Way. However, the college community

is

United

campaign with

tant for the office of the vice-presi-

held

dent

of

student

a

total

and

affairs

Conestoga College’s United Way chairperson, said that the campaign went smoothly this year. “Donations are down from last year but we were reasonably close

Bowman

said

in

August 2004,

partner college

CLOE

is

based

CLOE. of

access

of

out

University of Waterloo and

all

the

the the

it.

Bartlett said if faculty

members more

universities are partners, as well as

have any questions, “they're

six colleges.

than

“Now

that

we’re officially memhave access

bers. all of our faculty

Bowman

to

these

learning

the

many

times as they want because there is no limit to how often a student can

Conestoga College became sixth

to

assigned learning object as

objects,”

welcome

to

knock on our

door, or call us, or visit site,

more

faculty involved.”

The

resi-

points” for their teams.

Residents are divided into “zones" where approximately every 10 rooms in the residence are con-

To make

the

com-

pants can put their “silver” coins

service company, donated $1,313

Conestoga’s local unions, Faculty Local 237 and Support Staff Local 238, made donations as well. Tickets were also sold for a raffle a that featured three prizes,

cherry

cabinet

donated

by

the

woodworking centre staff, a handmade wooden trough filled with

petition

more

difficult, the partici-

(nickels, dimes and quarters) in another zone’s jar, which then reduces the total by the amount donated. For example, if a person put a nickel in another zone's jar, that team would lose five zone

The team to earn the most zone points by the end of December will win a residence duffle bag. Watts said the college's United Way committee has several new points.

ideas to bring to the table for next year’s campaign.

“We the

will

be meeting with CSI in to discuss ideas and

new year

plans for next year’s campaign and we look forward to working with

them

in a

partnership campaign."

our -web-

because we’re always looking

to get

the front desk.

dence is encouraging students to donate pennies, loonies and toonies as a competition to win “zone

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) $396 from the cover charge of their Halloween Blowout Bash on Oct. 29, and $79 from a photocopy day they had on Nov. 2 where the proceeds from the photocopies went to the United Way.

raised

student

return

Way

penny drive being

a

sidered a team.

(WebCT).” he

to

at

currently

Various areas of the college contributed to the campaign.

from a lasagna lunch they held on

able

Markham. The Conestoga Residence and holding a separate

raise

Oct. 27.

is

demic administration office, and an oak and leather footstool donated by Shepherd’s Cottage in

Conference Centre

to

to them through the Internet, and a

said.

goal

of

did

learning objects that are assigned

"I think that’s

Way

$36,329. Darcelle Watts, executive assis-

no longer need to attend classes. what holds back some of them from pursuing

will

change.

goodies donated by Doon’s aca-

Chartwells, the cafeteria’s food

said.

She also said students access the

fundraising for

their

reach

fails to

United

this year’s

manage

is

by encouraging residents to donate

to our goal,” she said.

credits.”

most

said

Way

what a learning

of)

objects takes

said teachers falsely believe

the United

By

“(An example

work

ulty’s in-class teaching.

(Photo by Ryan Connell)

The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre

tion.

through,

replacement for fac-

to be a direct

ered in the main college budget, our department.” not through said.

text,”

dents to use."

plate,"

She added the goal of the educa-

the

do more than put up

she said. “You can

“So,

Bowman

things

by other members. ’’What you can do here, is (faculty) can assign students a simulation or something,” Bowman said, “and you can lake it home or you can do it in a lab or you can do it at three o’clock in the morning.” She added learning objects can enhance student learning as well because they know their own skill level and work within it. Bowman said an example of a learning object could be a simula-

can

students

that

help with instructional design, help

defines educational technology as,

tional

learning objects arc peer reviewed

activities into a

“The college has a licence for what our role here is to

that will

modular

their course con-

course

WebCT and faculty

nator of the department, said they have a strategic plan. Its e-Learning Strategic Plan

ty to

area

a

CLOE is a learning object repository, and what sets CLOE apart is its

and learning

central

know

not

is

tional

all

is

of educational content.

that enables

management software tent

digital unit

access by a password.

students.

port in

the

is

Bowman said. A learning object

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...

Just shop at a supermarket By

JAMES CLARK who buy

Students

Nadine Devin, the public health

groceries

convenience

stores

more money

for their

at

paying food and do arc

nutritionist for the region, said this

snacks from the gas station,” said Coggart. “We have also bought

who

things like frozen pizzas there too,

live in

would from a regular super-

market.

This

according to The Ontario

is

Food Basket, a study completed by the Region of Nutritious

“Students need to eat according

2003.

Canada’s

food guide,” said Devin, who added taking multivitamins is not the same as having

to

Results

focused on areas such as

It

the price of food

six

convenience

in

compared to supermarkets and the availability of the food at

1

.6

these stores.

showed food

in six ran-

The

closest

grocery

Conestoga College ed

in

is

store

to

Pioneer Park Plaza, nearly

two kilometres away from

at

but

make use

said that level of interest does

make booking

the col-

trips to the

a

bus worth-

grocery store

cult, especially

Connie Coggan, a second-year public relations student, said she

Sunoco

gas station, located across from the student residence. She said this

is

because it is sometimes difficult to make time to take the bus. “We get things like milk and

diffi-

is

with the location of

the residence, but she added

worth the

it

is

effort.

“The food offered

often buys food from the

chosen items were available at the convenience stores. In addition, convenience stores are less likely to carry fresh fruit and vegetables.

College’s residence,

“It cost $107 just to take a bus from here to Chuck E. Cheese's in Cambridge,” said Cannell. Devin acknowledged arranging

Zehrs, locat-

stores.

12 of the 66

store

Durham

while.

lege’s residence.

addition, only

while working

grocery

not

domly selected convenience stores was 1.6 times more expensive than in seven random large grocery In

three bags at a

too hard to carry

more,” said Coggan.

He

Food

public health board

The study compar ed the prices of 66 items of food, chosen from Canada's food guide, at convenience stores and large grocery stores in Waterloo Region.

is

of the service.

Region of Waterloo

pay for the

it

only had a few students

Basket study,

convenience.

Results

seven random

Ontario Nutritious

and convenient locations. However, customers buying gro-

“You can only buy lime because

manager of Conestoga College Residence and Conference Centre, said he organized a bus trip to a

large grocery stores.

offering extended operating hours

tages to taking the bus loo.

eral

times more expensive in

we had no groceries.” She said there are some disadvan-

Chris Canncll, the assistant gen-

in

randomly selected

than

The study concluded that convenient stores serve the community by

ceries at these stores

showed food

convenience stores was

stores

if

She said in the past she has made more than one trip to the grocery store in a week because of this.

a well-balanced diet.

Waterloo public health board. The region compiled the survey in

for students

residence and do not have

access to a car.

not get as healthy of a selection as they

good news

not

is

will let students

at

these stores

make more

nutri-

tious meals,” said Devin.

She also said the variety

at

these

help students save money. She suggests students buy beans instead of meat because they stores

are

will

cheaper and offer the same

(Photo by

Clark)

is

$3.90

nutritional value.

James

more expensive when purchased at a convenience store in Waterloo rather than at a supermarket. The average price for a bag of two per cent milk at a corner store is $4.12, compared to Milk

at

a grocery store.

Associate faculty receive awards at banquet By JENNIFE R

in

ORMSTON

Canada and enrolled

Fourteen members of Conestoga College's associate

faculty

design course

were

The reasons vary

as to

2.

why

these

Idvorian said

were acknowledged,

individuals

who

said the director of continuing education,

Dan

“1

Beth Metzger received the Recognition Panel Advisory Award.

The Faculty

ship role in the teaching-learning

to

the require-

For continuing education the were Dave Ashberry,

be eligible for this hon-

recipients

Anna Bortolon and Dorina

Fred

Idvorian.

Burchill,

Brian

Corrigan,

McNichol, Joy Tomasevic and David Wood. Scott

would have been a worthy However,

recipient of the award.

Idvorian, the co-ordinator of the

design program, was the win-

ner, said Piedra.

the

her

years

and

they

Floral

design instructor Dorina Idvorian, who received the J. new ideas in students is one of her life’s pleasures.

David Stewart Memorial Award, says

Idvorian in

has

floral

Toronto and have always

in

returned with several awards. “She gave Conestoga College’s

design program a good

name

and

it

is

now recognized

the better schools

in

as one of

that

field,’

The award holds to

a special signif-

Idvorian.

w'ho worked

closely with Stewart, the former

working with him, means so much to me.”

passing in 2003.

leader and friend,” said Idvorian.

Idvorian has taught at the college for almost 10 years although her

name,

professional career did not begin

“He was my

said Piedra.

icance

director of continuing education, until his

“To receive after

this

support, confidant,

award

in his

For the school of business the were Steve Kupina and Jennifer MacFarlane.

recipients

For the school of health sciences,

instilling

students

design competitions

floral

individuals in different

categories.

Two nominees met

Ottawa

Distinguished Associate Award was presented to a

number of

process.

entered

knowing she has

Other faculty members were also acknowledged.

outstanding contribution to the college or demonstrated a leader-

Over

final day,

achieved her goals.”

accomplishment, such as the development of a program.” The J. David Stewart Memorial Associate Faculty Award was given to the person who made an

floral

life.

love to see the progression

on the

cific

Either

her students

a student’s arrival in my class, fearing she will not succeed, to seeing the look of pleasure in her eyes

has been recognized for a spe-

our:

is

from

good job. someone who went beyond the call of duty or someone

ments

it

inspire her and bring satisfac-

tion to her

Piedra.

“It could be someone who has been here for a long time and did a

who

a floral

She was eventually hired by Conestoga College, an experience she said has been the greatest she could ever have wished for.

College’s

Conestoga

at

Waterloo campus on Nov.

in

Niagara College

at

as a hobby.

recognized for their achievements and contributions at an awards ban-

quet

physics and math in Europe. years ago she moved to

Thirty

spending almost nine years

in education.

She earned degrees

community sendees and biotechnology the recipient was Mary Lou Bois and for the school of information technology the recipients were Keith Randall and Peter Zoeller.


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— SPOKE, November 15, 2004

wear contacts

‘Eye’ like to By JON YANEFF

lems with them,” he leave

Contact lenses are a great

way

to

correct your vision and to change

them

said.

in too long,

“But

if

J

then they

dry out.”

Second-year woodworking

who

stu-

problems with them. “I like them because they are more comfortable than glasses,” said Tarry. "You never have indents around your eyes and you have a

your appearance. But what types of

dent Craig Laaksonen,

contacts are best?

recently started using contacts, said

full

Encore are good lenses but they are hard to get in since he's not used to them yet.

Advantages to wearing contact lenses as opposed to eyeglasses is your vision is better when playing sports and when it is cold outside

Some

students at the

Doon cam-

pus wear monthly disposable soft contact

lenses

to

correct

their

Encore's soft lenses

vision.

Different brands are on the mar-

toric or

has just

come

in

a

sphere lens. Toric lenses

Encore contact lenses, a Cooper Vision product, which is one of the most popular among students. Encore is a high-quality lens with an innovative design and a high level of comfort and vision

have a circular shape while a sphere lens is meant to take the shape of your eye. Another Cooper Vision product,

correction.

to offer superior

ket including

First-year police foundations stu-

dent

Mike

Feltz,

who

wearing contacts for

has been five

years,

said he uses Encore lenses and he

generation biocompatible material

water retention so

you can see more clearly. Second-year architecture-construction

engineering technology

contacts don't fog up.

The only disadvantage you may experience

is at

slight

times irrita-

tion.

“Sometimes

I

leave them in

my

eyes too long,” said Tarry. "Then,

don’t

just

I

wear them for

a

while.”

Monthly disposable contact lensmeant to be worn in your

es are

eyes for a

maximum

of eight hours

you have them

is

student Jess Tarry said he’s been

a day. If

than eight hours they

had any prob-

wearing Proclear Compatibles for live years and he hasn’t had any

happy with them. “I haven't really

Proclear Compatibles, use a next

range of vision.”

in

longer

may become

uncomfortable.

Asma Gangat you are more than 40 years of age you can still wear contacts but your reading ability isn’t as good as it could be. Around the age of 40 is when your eyes are unable to focus on Optometrist Dr.

said

if

near objects. This

is

called pres-

byopia. Bifocal glasses are usual-

used to correct this condition, but wearing bifocal contact lenses

ly

good alternative. Acuvue Bifocal contact lenses are a good choice because they are a

are the only contact lens with a pupil intelligent design. This allows you to see clearly both

near and far with five invisible, concentric zones. Dr.

Gangat,

who

optometrist for two years,

said she

has been

an

and a half

recommends

dis-

posable monthly and daily contacts to her patients.

She said she recommends month-

(Photo by Kate Battler)

Brian McDermid, a first-year electrical engineering student, adjusts his contact lens.

02

Optix contact lenses because they let five times more oxygen to

ly

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

Optometrist Optix and

Dr.

Asma Gangat recommends Focus

Acuvue 2 contact lenses

Dailies,

to her clients at her

02

independ-

ent optometry practice.

Campbell. 'Til research it more and maybe I’ll consider it.”

reach the eye. Dr.

Gangat

said for daily purpos-

recommends Focus Dailies because you no longer have to worry about cleaning your lenses and you get the convenience of es she

Dr.

Gangat said

the patient is

A

surgery

in

These are perfect for people with allergies, because one-day use reduces the chance of pollen buildup and other deposits. Laser eye surgery is always an option for people who wear contact

(LASIK)

known

surgery

common

as laser assisted

keratomileusis

situ

the most type of laser eye surgery. is

currently

can be used to correct even prescriptions. In North America, it is currently one of the severe

most commonly performed healthcare procedures.

However, second-year paramedic

Dr.

student Brad Campbell said he does-

eye surgery' right now.

“I've heard of times

Gangat said she recommends which is at

the Laser Centre Inc.,

University

the

where the

of

Waterloo's

School of Optometry, for laser eye

surgery has failed to work,” said

surgery.

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We want to hear from you Former Ontario Premier, the Honourable Bob Rae

is

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Please attend the Review’s upcoming Town Hall meetings:

November 24 — Guelph 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Rozanski Hall, Room 104 University of Guelph

Campus

50 Stone Road East

November 25 — Kitchener-Waterloo 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Recreation Centre,

Conestoga College,

Gymnasium Doon Campus

299 Doon Valley Drive For more information or to register,

www.raereview.on.ca or

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(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

Hard Shane

Kearley, a second-year student

facturing program, bores a part

at

work

in the mechanical engineering technology automated manuon a lathe during his general mechanist’s class.

a

It

lenses or glasses.

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in

Bachelorette runner-up speaks to students about overcoming social anxiety disorder RYAN CONNELL

By Most

shows

reality

handsome

famous and

arc

beauties

(lawless

their

for

where the bachelorette

Jamie Blyth, 28,

one of the

is

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of

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When show,”

No Longer My currently

Sanctuary at Conestoga College on Nov. 4 to give a half-hour speech to students.

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the

own book. Fear

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which

is

Reality,

available

via

at

www.ama-

zon.com, and will be

in stoics in

website

waist.

silence.

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my

ass cheeks (are

wear

usually

I

skin assless chaps,

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from the disorder

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sexiest

going through

pretty inter-

that,”

Kan.

previously

played

professional

basketball

overseas

in

in

about suf-

Blyth says.

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won

me. 1 have a large penis. A tremendously large penile implant,” Blyth jokes.

treatable. It’s hard to get through

edited to

know

“1 don’t

what’s best about

Blyth has progressed a long

way

but

from the days when he suffered from social anxiety disorder, a disability which creates a persistent and ongoing fear of being watched or judged, and being embarrassed or humiliated by one’s

own

The Chicago

Men

actions.

“It

why

way

to

and put myself in a pretawkward spot where there was

ty

it

no escape," he

was

terrified,

I

knew

says. "I

it

was

way

do

to challenge

myself.”

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stars

and

it I

the

am, but

can be,” he says.

didn't like her but

producers edited

the

like

1

“It’s

just

I

make

to

it

it

look

was.”

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show,

the

disliking

Blyth doesn’t regret anything and

it

he

still

considers

experience of his

it

to be the best

life.

“The public probably sees only one per cent of what happens on all these reality shows. The producers and editors make a lot of money for

Blyth will be starring on a primetime special on ABC in the spring called Unsung Heros, where he will be interviewing several rock

would be caught on

just a

to

I

I

the

wasn’t there for that reason, but the

themselves.”

if I

film in front of millions worldwide,

so

pieces of

not lhat

calendars.

was so embarrassing doing

how

show, not exactly

ing as Mr. October.

me a

humbleness

“They picked and I did it for publicity purposes to sell my book because it helps get me on the radio, and people do things to sell

he wanted to go on the

“The show was kind of confront

TV

worked

it

make each person on show look a certain way. "1 think they edited me OK on

calendar,” Blyth reminisces of pos-

show.

reality

of Reality

is,

it

Blyth says The Bachelorette was

rare

his

who

(the suitor

out."

moments when he’s not posing for many publicity stunts such as The Sexiest

His disorder was one of the main reasons

native’s

during

shines

Ryan

the show) and he liked her,

and as strange as

can be beaten.”

it

Germany and Sweden.

Although he’s been on one primetime show, Blyth said he isn’t interested in doing another. In fact, he said he hated the Bachelorette as a show. “It was a horrible show,” he says.

“The rationale people have when it comes to dealing with this disorder is that they feel crazy or that something’s wrong with them, but it’s

esting." Blyth laughs.

in

Blyth

Salina,

and doubt and someone

fering

leather-

(USBL)

League

Basketball

Blyth says he went public with his personal struggle to help those

suffer

to

it’s

at

Blyth has had fame before, as a

January.

who

stuck

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attribute).

kids, so

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Blyth wrote his

for his

ed after asking Trista for a kiss. visited

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member dies, the home with five raise money for peo-

a family is

ple like that."

sweet personality and being reject-

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wife

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Rehn,

for

son for going on the show wasn't to

a television

the first season

money

to raise

is

military families because they kind

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many hunks from

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tries to find

her soul mate, Blyth says his rea-

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have much."

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you

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that

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your relationship stressing you out?

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of males

GALHARDO

who come

your

someone

that special

a great feeling.

life is

third-year student

in

the

in as well.

Conestoga

at

in the electrical engineer-

College ing technology program, said he might go for counselling about

Being

someone who loves you and wants to build a life with you is something that many of us search for. However, is it a good able to turn to

relationship problems

if

they start-

told

me

to

think

original question. Is

it’s

a career, but you can get burnt out if you don’t

Joan Magazine,

drop out of school. Sam Safieh, a 20-year-old dental assistant

student

at

Durham

College, said she had a boyfriend for three years and it was very stressful for her,

missed exams

in

and as a result, she her second semes-

ter.

However, when asked if she would drop out of college due to a stressful

relationship,

Safieh said

she wouldn’t even consider it. According to Magazine, about 40 per cent

of

all

appointments

at

life

for

do

like a social

According (Internet photo)

George Peppard and Audrey Hepburn kiss and make up after a rocky start to their relationship in the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

with

agreed

Richardson “I don’t think it’s

it’s

a bad thing, just

balanced.”

Safieh wasn’t sure

some of those

issues are relation-

ship problems.

Magazine

between

said

the

beginning of the school year and Thanksgiving is the time when

more students go

for counselling

for relationship problems. This

especially

common

have moved away from

dents

who

home

or those students

ner is far

is

for those stu-

away.

whose

part-

he has

experienced the stress of a relationship.

"During

my

we broke up Student Services are for students dealing with personal issues and

to Richardson,

first

year of college,

for a couple of

weeks

According to Magazine, students who go for counselling initially talk about something comfortable like school, and then move on to the real issue, which at

and I didn’t want to go do any homework."

times can be relationship prob-

telecommunications program at Conestoga College, has never really had stress in a relationship, and if he did, he wouldn’t consider

lems.

But who goes males selling,

Magazine definitely

males.

counfemales?

in for this

or

said that years ago

more

females

it

the other hand,

the

counselling.

than

“It’s just

number

Andy Buck,

not

a in

engineering-

it

has

its

not.

if

having a

thing.”

According

was a to her,

pros and cons.

"On one hand you have someone who you care so deeply about and can talk to in times of need. But on the other hand, it can cause stress and might cause you to put school second and that should never happen.”

However, Buck thinks

relation-

ships are great during school. “I think that relationships during

school are important because you

need something else

to

focus^ on

besides school," he said. “School

can be stressful

my

would consider coundepending on how serious

Safieh selling

to school or

third-year student

electronic

was

However, today she has

noticed an increase in the

On

21 -year-old

life,

Magazine.

good idea or

and the communication and sup-

some relationships bring much stress that students

like to

as long as

good

about so

their

relationship during school

idea or not depends on the person

said,

in

tant.”

counsellor

said whether having a

port in that relationship. Also, she

my

or a relationship. So, I think that balance is very impor-

them. a

to

right to

friends

have things you like to do like a social life, friends or a relationship.”

at counsellor a Magazine, Conestoga College, about relationships and the issues surrounding

is

all

have a relationship during school? “I think nobody should give up

you

to

now. So what do others think about this? I took it upon myself to find out. 1 got a chance to speak with Joan

relationship during school

back

it

leads to a career, but you can get burnt out if you don’t have things

goal that obviously leads

just fine to date

Magazine

it.

this all led

an important goal that obviously

“School’s an important

mother always save dating until I was I

However,

school,” said Magazine. “School’s

My

finished school, while

friends about

everything else

ed affecting his school work.

idea to have a romantic relationship

during school?

problems were.

relationship

Otherwise, she would just talk to

a 21 -year-old

James Richardson, Having

.

,

a runner-up from the first season of The Bachelorette, visited the Sanctuary at Conestoga College on Nov. 4 to talk about his experience on the show and overcoming social anxiety disorder.

Jamie

itself

and having

someone that is close to you can help you deal with tough and stressful times.”


— SPOKE, November

Page 14

15,

Travel

2004

Crossing the last bridge This

the

is

final

recounting tales of her throughout vacation

When we

Europe.

tour group

series

We then Town

Eastern

headed

A

Roman

numerals and

did

1

Petersburg,

Town Square musicians.

high

bours

in

its

the

son and had no dancing knights. However, it was adorned with little statues that

synagogues and the Jewish Town Hall had survived. Judging from the lineup to enter the Old-New Synagogue, it was one original

of the

The

district’s

leading attractions.

interior of the 13th century

which according to Marcela was the oldest synagogue

building,

the hour and

moon

through the zodiac signs. Also,

was

it

functional, having accurately

kept time for more than 600 years.

As the clock struck 2 p.m., the swarm of tourists who had gathered to see the show began pushing aggressively against one another, (Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

During the 15th century, the Old Jewish Cemetery buried.

As a

result,

in

Prague’s Jewish quarter

bodies were buried

was

the only place

in Europe, was surprisingly sparse. Wrought iron chandeliers provided dim lighting in the small, musty room, which was full of tourists and traditional Jews wearing

yarmulkes and black garments. The layout of the synagogue followed orthodox guidelines, with which I was unfamiliar. Only men were allowed to pray in the sanctuary where the pews were not in rows facing an altar, but were rather one long, wooden bench lin-

performed

room

ceremonies

the rabbi

from

a

more than 300 years where Jews were allowed to be buried; the small cemetery had quickly

filled,

them to bury bodies in layup to 14 people. was a challenge to find even

raised platform, called a bimah.

forcing

Marcela then escorted us to the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of my

ers of

memorable experiences throughout the trip. I found myself standing among a

one erect gravestone among the

myriad of toppled

had fallen over and some had landed on top of each other others were positioned on unusual slants, their inscriptions eroded over time.

most

raindrops

I

missed

it!

I

do not

know what happened when

ing the perimeter of the room; in the centre of the

vying for a better view. Between the shoving, the umbrellas and the torrential rain

in layers.

We

of the ghetto. Only a handful of the

moved on

a rotation of the sun and

Jews could be

proceeded to the old Jewish quarter, an area that once served as a Jewish ghetto. The quarter had endured fires, pogroms and even a government-sponsored demolition

amusement of onlookers.

This clock was small in compari-

Kyiv.

be avoided.

Munich,

buglers with horns and knights on horseback dancing the time for

tour guide,

with an international marathon, so the local landmarks were abuzz with scores of keen sightseers. The weather was also uncooperative on that drizzly day and it quickly became evident that people toting umbrellas with long spokes should

in

statues of roy-

alty,

eastern neigh-

Moscow and

local

Old Town

to see a time-

clock

which has miniature

Marcela Zackova, began by taking us on a walking tour of the crowded city. Our sojourn in Prague coincided

Our

was hoping

Glockenspiel

images of a whimsical fairy tale kingdom. I later discovered the c&y’s westernized culture and atmosphere were also to my liking, with

I

piece on par with the world-famous

my eye-

catching architecture, cobblestone streets and lush landscape evoked

in contrast

was on

not leave without see-

fixed to the side of the

in

Hall.

was enchanted by

I

out-of-control

ing the unique Astronomical Clock

Budapest. I

again,

for

we could

said

living in roadside porta-potties or

Instead,

Once

alert

Despite the commotion, Marcela

St.

new surroundings; Prague’s

Old was brimming

umbrellas.

thuggish

pollution-tarnished buildings as

that

with tourists, food vendors and

the small

I

to

Our troop continued on through

had in as homeless Muscovites

officers

police

see

not

ran coun-

it

according

the puddle-lined streets to the

I felt a sense of ease for the first time since leaving Helsinki three

window

Old Jewish

uncommon

Marcela.

way

through the narrow streets of Prague. Czech Republic,

weeks earlier. While peering through

disre-

its roof; it was decorated Hebrew numbers rather than

with

from

its

to the

Hall to see an

terclockwise,

made

that

clock on

her

last left her.

our bus

me

spect.

Budapest.

s

to

had been treated with such

of

summer

was departing

seemed despicable

underfoot the remains of thousands

edition

travel

six-part

Jennifer's

It

ORMSTON

By JENNIFER

tombstones,

hammering my body,

while Marcela explained this had been the only place for a period of

It

more than 12,000 yard.

Many

that

filled

the

lopsided cement stones

;

the

clock struck 2 p.m.; however, judging from the delighted expressions

on my fellow onlookers’ faces, I missed an exciting moment. By this time we were drenched,

weary and ready to call it a day, but Marcela said it was imperative that we make one more stop. Prague Castle was a massive medieval complex, dating back to the 800s, which appealed to tourists because of its churches, courtyards and a tower once inhabited by criminals.

(Submitted photo)

A wish made is

while touching the bronze

relief

on Charles Bridge

said to guarantee a tourist’s return to Prague.

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

Charles Bridge offers a spectacular view.

St. Vitus’s

Cathedral can be seen at the highest point.


Travel

SPOKE, November

15,

2004

— Page 15

was a bittersweet ending In

of the group’s fatigue,

light

took us straight to the

enormous

known

St.

ribution

Gothic

architecture,

my

piqued

king

recent

my

cionado. In fact, left at

the

last

The

It was fabled that if you put your hand on the relief and made a wish you were guaranteed to return to Prague - of course everyone wanted to touch it! I had heard a similar

afi-

boarded the bus for an excursion

Bohemia, the home of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, his wife Sophie and their children. Ferdinand was

most remembered

for his assassi-

nation in Sarajevo in 1914, which sparked the First World War.

Today

baroque

this

castle, locat-

wooded museum. The hike up was so steep and

ed

at the

hill, is

top of a heavily

a popular

my

strenuous that

ing by the time

Even though

1

lejp

were shak-

reached the top.

was out of

I

breath,

I

could not help but enjoy the fresh scent of maple trees and foliage. A guide escorted us through the castle,

years earlier when visited Rome’s Trevi Fountain and that

tale

1

outside of Prague to Konopischt in

spouting off facts about the

artwork,

primarily

portraits,

and

(Photo by Jennifer Ormston)

The Astronomical Clock draws countless

tial

who

my

round-

ed a corner and came face to face

into

a

hand.

The guide explained Ferdinand was not a typical hunter who chased animals through the forest. Instead, his servants rounded up

and directed them towards

his carriage.

I

home

showcase to display his conquests. Our group travelled down a long corridor filled from floor to ceiling with a wide array of taxidermal animals, from lions and moose to birds and rodents. I was shocked by a stuffed groundhog surrounded by her babies, each one no bigger than

wildlife

fear this

We

turned a substan-

of his

portion

She also

told us Ferdinand

not the only

marksman

legend had already come true for me. Not wanting to jinx my luck, f queued up to make my wish. On our way back to the hotel, I

stopped

Old Town Square, especially when the

in his

was

fami-

When

daughter was only two. he ordered one of his lackeys

Cathedral,

to bring a deer to the carriage in

the Vltava River beneath us

which they were sitting; Ferdinand then pushed her liny finger into the

unparalleled with bridges and even

ly.

Apparently Ferdinand was an avid hunter

1

at a

vendor

who was

sell-

ing beautiful watercolours.

with a grizzly bear!

was beginning to lour would be uneventful, 1

tourists to Prague’s

clock chimes on the hour.

wall coverings, mainly fine cloth. Just as

tor-

His body was

brutal story.

intermission, eager

first

to death.

Below the statue a bronze relief was causing more ruckus than the

con-

father and

him

thrown into the Vltava from the

good night's sleep before day of touring. following morning we

to get a

our

it

her

in

priest

Charles Bridge.

seats.

was not an opera

The

confession.

turing

It was our third opera in three weeks and despite the exquisite

I

Nepomucky

refused to break the queen’s confi-

famous Prague Slate Opera House, renowned for its ornate interior and

firmed that

A jealous

dence, so the king retaliated by

world-

theatre and gifted singers,

for-

suspected his wife of

and asked what she had said

and crown jewels, an ancient tomb held the remains of the Bohemian patron saint and onetime king. Marcela said, in her opinion, he was not as "good" as in the familiar Christmas carol. That night we attended Verdi’s

expanse of red

who

adultery confronted

life

the

one of a

Ncpomucky.

story of Jan

depicting scenes from Wenceslas’s

at

this

golden stars around his head. Marcela animatedly told us the

interest. Inside the

Nabucco,

crowded around

tourists

lorn-looking priest with a halo of

dark room, decorated with frescoes

opera.

blasphemy charges

another statue,

gorgeous stained glass windows and elaborate marble statues, it was a small chapel dedicated to St. Wcnceslas that

for

Many

breathtaking

its

paid for

hundreds of year ago.

building in Prague.

Regardless of

man

Jewish

the controversial inscription as ret-

most well-

Vitus’s Cathedral, the

A

holy Lord.

Marcela bypassed these sights and

his

rifle's trigger to kill the live target.

which loomed promi-

nently in the skyline.

The

its

sight of

many

stalely floating downstream.

was other

swans

discussed prices but quickly

came

to an impasse; he was adamant $70 US was the lowest he would accept and stubbornly refused to pay more than $50 US I

per painting. Alter several minutes 1 decided to give up, but as 1 turned to leave he cried out, "$55 US -

was

Although the bridge was reputed

nature’s revenge,” the guide omi-

as a tourist trap, the fanciful adorn-

that’s

ments and two-storey entranceway

With that. I pulled out my wallet and purchased two charming paint-

"I believe his assassination

nously said as

we

departed.

After weeks of sightseeing

made our

final stop at the

we

Charles

Bridge, which connected Prague’s

Old and Lesser towns. As we walked down

the

half-

to this pedestrian crossing

Marcela said

orate

venirs tried to attract our attention,

lined

bridge,

selling artwork, postcards

but

my

thoughts were consumed by

it

a

My

at

of saints that

statues its

now

sides.

attention

was drawn

to a stat-

the stunning view. Past the shore-

ue of a crucifix. Around Jesus’ chest

line countless

was

red-roofed buildings

lined the hillside

up to

St. Vitus’s

a

banner

in golden,

ters, translated to

mean

final offer.”

ings of the bridge.

one time the bridge’s sole ornament was a wooden cross, which I found hard to believe as I stared at the 30 elab-

vendors and sou-

kilometre-long

made

stop worth making.

my

Hebrew

let-

holy, holy.

Now

I

enjoy

these

cherished

mementos framed, hanging

side by bedroom. I often glance at them and reminisce about tbvU> wonderful day last May when I walked across the Charles Bridge at the end of a whirlwind vacation

side in

my

throughout Eastern Europe.

What

a truly delightful

conclude the

trip

way

to

of a lifetime!

<v

>•

.

:

/:

x

(Submitted photo)

Jennifer

and her

father stand by

an entrance

to the

Charles Bridge.

on their last night together. From left to right, Amber Medkiff (tour director), Charles and Jennifer Ormston, Fran Condon and her husband John Hanks and Ursula and Bob Harper.

Jennifer’s tour group


— SPOKE,

Page 16

November

Feature

2004

15,

Broadcasting student has experience of a lifetime MULLER

By DENISE

“Basically, the next day

radio

I

with

here,

station

for

support

someone who

lifetime this past

from everyone, and quit my job at CAA, and moved to Toronto basically the next week," he said. “And

turns out, he

that

A

third-year broadcasting student

not only had the opportunity of a

Kale

summer, but. as it also one of a kind.

is

Canada’s number radio station, Toronto-

ty to

work

news

talk

based

CFRB

at

Union Station hostage on Aug. 25.

situation

the

shot

Police

on

to report

man

a 45-year-old

he grabbed a 20-year-old woman and held her hostage with a after

gun

head on Front Street

to her

in

Union Station in Toronto. the only media person, anywhere, with the sound of a police officer firing his gun to end front of

Fair

is

his cellphone.

was selected by

CFRB when

at the college.

He

and the

the morning show Conestoga College's CJIQ 88.3 FM when he got the call from CFRB. He said he headed to Toronto for an interview on a

the

sidelines

I

was

with

the

the station.

Fair

the

left

out in your head, and

tell

it

make

said all

was hard

to

sort

the information of

what

it

become

to

across

good news

a

reporter.

Thurnell said Conestoga College

CFRB

because of

Fair. at the

colleges

or universities, they look at the stu-

he

dents,”

"Kale

said.

really

Thurnell said the internship

an

(Photo by Denise Muller)

acknowledgement of the outstand-

Canada’s number 1 AM radio station, CFRB AM 1010. Over the summer, Fair covered the Union Station hostage-taking on Aug. 25.

is

ing skills in college students.

“This

internship,

it’s

like

a

Fair

working part-time

is still

Fair,

worked as an

21,

intern reporter at

Fair told the students about the

at

other interns. Fair

came his way how easy it was to have

responsive and he got tive

takes turns reporting every third

and

wards.

weekend

those opportunities.

at the station,

to pursue

something

in

and hopes the radio in

Toronto.

just

“It’s

not like

I

experiences the

at

radio

the

station

students

first-year

last

month.

Fair has also

kissing feet, or

phoning people religiously every day, like ‘Give

Thurnell asked Fair to share his

was

me

job,”’ Fair said. “I it

me

“That’s the

great

thing

about

so good

is

when you

get

somebody

who’s talented but also smart and willing to share what he learned.”

ries simple,

in

trying

dumb

it

to

include

down/’ he

said.

Fair

said

the

.5

Street Beat

The Beat

as

part of the broadcasting program’s

news on CJIQ. Over the summer. Fair watched Prime Minister Paul Martin deliver a speech in person, shook former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s hand at his book signing and spoke with

and how he always got

everything. “You gotta

1

curriculum, as well as the morning

also told the students about

caught up

done the

FM 9

a

a job, give

the importance of keeping their sto-

Kale; not only

Kitchener’s

posiafter-

worked hard and

happened.”

He

at

some

feedback and thanks

opportunities that

balize

it.

Kale

reward.”

he talented, but he’s a nice guy,” Thurnell said. “It’s

Mike Thurnell. broadcasting program co-ordinator, said working

job.

two or three

summer from

happening, what has happened, and what will happen, and then veris

news director at was offered the

for

looks

interns every

with

sense, right?”

through

of an experi-

and television market, especially

scary.

the story,” Fair said. “It has to

Thursday afternoon. That night, after he had returned from Toronto, there was a message to call the

in

“You’re basically just kind of

He

CFRB

hell

CFRB. With two

said doing the live hit on the

to sort

was one

impressed them.”

in perspective,

it

at

news was

then forgot about

He was doing

him

as close as any-

to the hostage-taker

He

"It

"They don’t look

was

direction to get into position.”

at

for

pretty wild, pretty crazy,"

They almost moved me

he

ffnswered an ad posted on a board

it.

was

ambulance and everyone,” he said. “They just kind of let me go too. whipped out my I It was cool. microphone and they didn’t say

Fair said he got the position as a for

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Dear Students:

We must always remember that our student leaders we must continue Directors

in CSI.

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have been entrusted by the students

vote on their behalf.

I

say

to

you today:

have chosen

to

make a

difference

let’s

their

all

to serve them, to represent them, to

relevant.

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management, a non-productive working

In the past,

and in-put.

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and be

students,

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debate and

make them proud.

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each and

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CSI has successfully process which helps us deficits,

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relationship with the college administration, the expansion

of our operating corporation including the creation of five full-time

implementation of a well-researched governance system.

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responsibilities for staff and student leaders.

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model

outlines clear roles

eliminated duplication of work

and

and have

responded to the needs of our students by providing focused representation, convenient services

and

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must never create

We

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Annual General Meeting of CSI, a new board remuneration policy was approved. This policy change means that directors will receive a

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On Wednesday October 21, 2004

at the

modest honorarium.

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are traditionally not an organized

tend to be quick to judge some-

can get organized depending on your motivation.

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to find the inspira-

and get

out.

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just

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you

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The O.C. can be seen on Thursdays

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on Fox and CTV.

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O.C. winning viewers

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RYAN CONNELL

By It’s

new

being considered a

ver-

sion of Beverly Hills 90210.

Fox’s teen drama The O.C. startits new season on Nov. 4, scor-

ed

ing an impressive audience of 8.6

million viewers. The network took a risk in

show

its

moving Wednesday to

from

Thursday nights, competing with shows such as CBS’s Survivor: Vanuatu, NBC’s Joey and Will and ABC's Extreme Grace, and Makeover. The O.C. came a close second to Survivor when it premiered.

may sound disappointing to come in second, but it is an accomIt

young teenager being uprooted from the stereotypical lifestyle of crime, poverty and an unloving family. Ryan finds himself living with his lawyer’s family on the rich side of town in Newport Beach, Calif. Ryan automatically becomes friends with their gawky but boyishly cute son, Seth (Adam Brody),

story of a

becomes

and

beautiful

interested

door named

next

girl

the

in

Marissa (Mischa Barton). The show deals with many issues alcoholism,

including theft,

sex,

plishment for Fox, which hasn’t

drugs and suicide that teens can

had as strong a showing

relate to. despite

time slot In

seven years.

in

its first

aged

that

in

season.

unimaginable

teen angsts in bizarre scenarios.

The

situations are so unrealistic to the

point where viewers can’t help but stay tuned as they

some

strange

of the storylines are.

The O.C. man-

to tackle several

how

somehow

themselves relating to the wry

find witti-

The

complexities even themselves out with the simplicity of who they really are on characters'

the surface.

The show’s new season

deals

with a rocky marriage as a couple tries to entice their

runaway son

to

new

life,

father

but

empty without each

and son are

Thomas

other.

you could just take a vacation and slowly watch your problems fade away. While that’s not as easy as it

is

sounds,

her career behind to escape a dis-

Imagine

if

four

the

characters

Nights of Rain and Stars by

in

Maeve

Binchy found that getting away was what they needed.

just

After a tragedy occurs

in

Greece,

four troubled strangers are thrown

together

in

a

taverna,

a

Greek

also afraid his ex-wife and her

boyfriend will

Elsa

us

a

come between them.

stunningly

beautiful

woman from Germany. She

has

tressing past. Little does she

left

know,

lies

ing a miscarriage; a

about havfalling

girl

new

just in the

season’s

to

take

a

stand

restaurant.

against his overbearing father but

The taverna owner, Andreas, is the first to admit how troubled he

doesn’t

is.

His son

a feud.

doesn’t

left

nine years ago after

He misses him know how to

terribly but

gel

him

to

come home. Then there’s Thomas. He has been badly hurt by his ex-wife who is now living with a new boyfriend. He thought it would be best if he left his

young son

to adjust to this

know how.

that exists in society ly

adds humour to

how

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to the situations.

teen culture

and successfulthey respond

matter

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plexed and unrealistic the show turn with

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manages

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create

a

per-

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The teen drama is a winner with amazing characters who tell perplexing stories of what it’s like being a teenager in the rich town of Newport Beach. Although the show has beautiful beaches and amazing sunsets, it’s not as breathtaking beneath the surface.

mean they found

essarily

resolu-

Thomas

Feeling blue?

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is.

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new

way

some-

special

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acting

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offers a glimpse into

which is interMany different Greek foods lifestyle,

activities are

Road and

the Glass

Lake, as well as Circle of Friends,

escaping their difficult lives would

which was made

But the different paths they end up taking don't nec-

starred

be the answer.

You have been

transfixed with a potential rela-

been staying with

has

mysterious middle-aged woman who has had a myriad of

Vonni,

include Tara

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December 22

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tions simply by escaping.

poignant novel. Her other works

the friends she meets.

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person her boyfriend

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family because they don't approve of her boyfriend. Neither her

looking

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and

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and

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and friendly disposition

episode.

other’s lives.

a shy and quiet English

about to

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take place.

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come back home; another

named Ryan,

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Remember that person you used be a few years ago? Look how much you have grown. The

ness of the gorgeous characters.

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Find anything interesting in your lint trap? How about the couch? Your memory is short so

Well, Cat got your tongue? chase after that dam cat and take

take another look

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placed that

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Sports

come

Stars

Hockey

at

By JUSTIN BASTIN

Nov. 5-8.

of stars

Saturday

last

of Canadian

•droves

came out

to share their

night

Since the show combined hockey with music, it was fitting that most

of the audience seemed to be fans

as

musicians

of the

passion for

NHL

equally.

and the performers

Hockey

jerseys could be

hockey.

seen dotting the crowd and

Jim Cuddy’s All Stars Jim Cuddy, the event brought out such talent as The Skydiggers. Kathleen Edwards, Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle and Barney Bentall. The evening was part of The Hockey Hall of Fame’s induction

each of the

artists listed his

favourite

team

Billed as

featuring

the

when or her

audience

responded with either cheers or jeers accordingly.

much

Kathleen Edwards raised

when

ire

she brazenly flaunted her per-

sonalized Ottawa Senators jersey to the

Fame

Hall of

crowd of mostly Leafs

fans.

Alan Doyle surprised

the

two duke

you

said, “I’ll let

out

it

the

in

corner,”

referring to their Leafs vs. Senators

Nancy Campbell, of Brampton, said she thought the festivities

way

were

to reintroduce a love of

hockey to the public. “People have become kind of disillusioned by how corporate the NHL has become,” she said. "I think this event is a good way to get people back into the spirit of Apart from the concert the celebration included the official open-

of

a

new

exhibit

called

Collector’s Corner featuring cards,

tabletop games, figurines, stamps and collectable items from

coins,

the past 80 years.

like

Don

Cherry,

the

Barenaked Ladies and Nickclback. The masks went up for auction

Money goes

into research-

ing a cure for spinal injuries.

Many hockey

legends such as

Larry Robinson and

Doug Gilmour

were on hand during the weekend either to have their picture taken with fans, to be presented with official

pump up

of

left,

Blue Rodeo and Great Big Sea’s Allan Doyle

the jam at the Hockey Hall of Fame, Nov. 6.

Hockey Hall of Fame inducwander

of the court

NBA

by making the spectacular

some

haps

arc off to

made

nightly, per-

might

interest

the best start in franchise history

shown by teams such

winning games.

be traded.

after

their

Rockets,

the Raptors genermanager, says Carter will only be traded if it improves the roster and said very few teams have

Detroit

al

Pistons and the Portland Trailblazers

put the Raptors in

first

place in the

Miami

Eastern conference, tied with

expressed

Mitchell,

new

Raptors

the

head coach, gave credit

years, immediately

team

to play

pushed

who

Alston,

how

Alston knows

an

in the

asset

if

NBA. Speed it’s

is

only

controlled

and

Only time play.

The only

thing certain with

season will give the players some

much-needed

only twice.

may

help

also

Vince

bring faith

Carter, the Raptors underachiev-

off-season.

(

once again prove his worth

Brandon Walker

is

a first-year

journalism prim and broadcast stu-

Carter can

If

ego boosts and back to the fans in

Toronto.

ing star, get the trade he requested the

well this

team in the past few seasons has been uncertainty. Hopefully the strong start to this

100 minutes in the first three games, he has turned the ball over

in

how

will tell

this

Alston has been effective. Playing

Alston

out

version of the Toronto Raptors will

Alston to be one of the fastest point guards

is still

close to selling out.

to run.

games have shown

three

first

two games

on how he will compete once he’s been scouted by other teams. Although the season opener against the Rockets was sold out, the other two games didn’t come

the

“And

in the first

of the season. The jury

2002-03 season in a Raptors uniform and last season with (he Miami Heat, was again picked up in the off-season to run spent

is

Ben Wallace

run-and-gun style

Rafcr

basketball.

the

the off-sea-

foot 2 centre

bench.

his

in

Loren Woods. Woods, a 7accustomed to coming off the bench in Miami, faired surprisingly well on both ends of the court against Yao Ming and

son

the

to

player

decent

Raptors picked up

After the victory over the Pistons,

many

interest.

Another

and Indiana.

Sam

be

New

Rob Babcock,

the

against the

as

York, where Carter requested he

three

first

home

at

Houston

The

celebrities

Jim Cuddy,

The Toronto Raptors

The event involves a number of goalie masks being designed by

er.

(Photo by Justin Bastin)

ends

plays he once

the offence.

5.

at both

BRANDON WALKER

By

Also unveiled was the Shoot for a Cure custom goalie mask fundrais-

Nov.

team

the

the off-season help

in

Mitchell, the third coach in as

things.”

ing

Players added

Victories

rivalry.

a great

setting franchise record

crowd

by announcing he was a Montreal Canadiens fan. Gesturing to Cuddy and Edwards he

— Page 19

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15,

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— SPOKE, November

Sports

2004

15,

Things are starting to heat up By KATE BATTLER

what they seem.

If

hope

the Giants

to get into the playoffs they can’t

week

Well,

nine

now

is

finished

and it’s time for part two of our mid-season look at the National Football League (NFL). This time around

it’s

NFC.

the

We're going

NFC

to start in the

have losses like

the

Washington Redskins are tied at the bottom of their division. Although not the worst teams in conference,

Lions

this

contenders

mediocre year for both

the

It’s

doubtful

even be playoff

will

this year, but

you can

never count out Brett Favre and the Packers.

turning

is

team

either

for

looking like a not-so-good

is

season for the Packers.

that.

The Dallas Cowboys and

the

way descent season

half

NFC

In the

top with a

on 6-2 record. Coming back South, Atlanta

sits

East with the Philadelphia Eagles.

into

Up

teams.

from

In the NFC North the Minnesota Vikings hold the top spot. A record of 5-3, the same as the Giants, does not represent what a great team the Vikings are. A lastsecond field kick by the Patriots was the only thing that stopped Minnesota from picking up the win this week.

Falcons are looking pretty good.

until this

the

they had been

lone undefeated team of the

season after the

week

New

Sleelers

Pittsburgh

But

eight.

England

fell

week

in

came

that streak

to

to

a

crashing halt by none other than very same Steelers who are making their case for a Super Bowl team. the

Also

in the

is

the

New

York

starting to look

And

they were getting their stuff

The

They were

Giants. like

East

a

without Randy

Moss

same

Green Bay Packers with a What seems to be a

together but, after their loss to the

as the

Chicago Bears, things may not be

record of 4-4.

However, take away Michael Vick again and they’ll be right back down there. Quarterback Vick is the top rusher on the team and if the Falcons hope to keep in contention they need to get some good

so

it

the

only 5-3,

is

wouldn’t be a stretch

Rams

to

become

at all for

the leader of

the division.

On the bottom half of the division we have the Arizona Cardinals. Even with Anquan Boldin back in the line-up, it seems unlikely this team

will get

much

higher in the

standings this year.

At the bottom of the division, and the league really, is the San Francisco 49ers. With a record of

1-7, San Fran is looking pitiful. Their lone win came in week five against another bottom dweller, Arizona. This is definitely a

rebuilding year for

hopefully

they

the

Niners,

can come away

with something positive to

start

off next year.

Check back near the end of the season as the playoff race heats up to see who stayed on top and who

came from behind

head out on

to

the road to the Super Bowl.

players in there to take the pressure off of him.

The

at that.

Detroit Lions stand the

dismal season, the

last year’s

Seahawks’ record

the

NFC

the

in

rest

of the South

ing too good.

Tampa Bay

New

isn’t look-

Orleans and

both have records of 3-

After winning the Super

5.

Bowl

two years ago the Buccaneers have not been able to put together a winning season and that doesn't look like it will change this year, even after a win over Kansas City on Nov.

7.

At the bottom of the division with a record of 1-7 is last year’s Super

Bowl loser, the Carolina Panthers. The only thing left for this team to do

plan for next year.

is

the

there’s

Finally,

NFC

West.

The Seattle Seahawks are holding down the top spot, but for how long is

the question.

The team

Fred Beasley, their

and the

front,

disappointment

rest of the

San Francisco 49ers show

yet another loss. This time

in

it

came

against

St.

Rams

Louis

The Rams’ record

the Seattle Seahawks.

is

(Internet photo)

are not a

Although the Rams were stomped by the Patriots, 40-22, on Nov. 7, one thing to keep in mind is the Patriots really had something to prove after the Steelers ended their streak and they took it out on the Rams. to write off yet.

Duce Staley, right, congratulates teammate Verron Williams as he comes of the field, Nov. 7. The Steelers successfully ended another streak when they beat the Eagles.

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10 ‘Manitou

Crosby hopes to continue to turn heads this season BRENT GERHART

By

A

Halifax

17-year-old

Oceanic lost 4-2, dropping the Oceanic's record to 4-3. assists, the

native,

who has been touted as the next hockey phenomenon, has continued to

prove his worthiness

this season.

Sidney Crosby, a member of the Major Junior Hockey

Quebec

(QMJHL)

League’s

Oceanic, as of Nov.

Rimouski is

leading

the league in assists with

29 and

8,

points with 43. In

9 games this season, the propick of the 2005 NHL 1

1

jected No.

Due to

Crosby was forced miss four games and Cabana was to the hit,

punished with an eight-game suspension.

With Crosby on the sideline, The Oceanic salvaged a record of 2-2. Crosby returned to the ice on Oct. 15, and proved his value to the team by scoring one goal and adding two assists to help put

Rimouski

past

the

D'Or

Val

scoring lead by tallying four goals

and 18

totalling

draft

averaged

2.26

down game dur-

per game, slightly

points

from

has

his 2.28 points per

2003-2004 season. Crosby got off to a great

ing the

start,

being named the QMJHL and Canadian Hockey League (CHL) player of the

first

week and taking

assists for

22 points

the

in his

seven games.

However, midway through the first

period

against

the

of an

Oct.

Crosby suffered

1

game

Mooseheads,

Halifax

Chicoutimi

a bruised knee.

came from a knee-onknee collision with Moosehcad centre Frederik Cabana, who was The

injury

initially

assessed

a

five-minute

major and a game misconduct

24 points. Those 24 points have the team six points behind the second-place Quebec Rcmparts and seven points behind the division-leading

for

his actions.

Although Crosby did return to the game, and managed to tally two

QMJHL points. five

with 81

He

QMJHL

the

2003-2004 season. Aside from his QMJHL experience, Crosby also played for Team Canada at the .2004 World Junior Hockey Championships (WJHC) Crosby joined Wayne Gretzky, Eric Lindros, Jason Spezza and Jay Boumeesteras the fifth 16-year-old to play for Canada at the champi-

game made

26, during a round-robin

player to score a

WJHC

WJHC

in scoring at the age he believes Crosby

and

135

could be the next “great one” and

goals, only

could challenge for some of his

Crosby also helped lead the Rimouski Oceanic to a sixth-place regular season finish, a 38-24-5-3

16,

said

61 scoring records.

“He’s the best player I’ve seen since Mario (Lemieux),” Gretzky told

the

newspaper.

Arizona

day

$3 bar shots $3.50 pints $5.99 fish & chips special

to defeat

Although Canada came up short and lost to Team USA 4-3 in the 2004 tournament final, this year Crosby is expected to return and help Canada pursue its first WJHC gold medal since 1997. Wayne Gretzky, who, in 1976,

own

Switzerland 7-2.

assists

Roussin’s league-leading 59 scores.

Friday

all

— $3 bottles of domestic beer

goal.

Team Canada went on

of

Dany

Thursday

history.

the

54

Wednesday

29 cent wings

against Switzerland, Crosby

At 16-years-old, four months and 24 days, he became the youngest

pints

$2.50 burgers $5.00 burger and Blue

onships.

led

also scored

$4 domestic

$4.00 pints

Tuesday

in Helsinki, Finland.

Crosby

goals shy of teammate

— Monday —

Sunday

in the

led the

Ice.

season,

Last

to

Kitchener, Ont.

President’s cup playoff semifinals

On Dec.

Foreurs 8-4.

Although he may have returned on a high-note, Crosby has slowed down, at least by his standards, with only 21 points in his last 12 games. The Rimouski Oceanic currently sit in third in the QMJHL’s west division with a regular season record of 10 wins, nine losses, one tie and three overtime losses,

entry

and

record

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