High in the ska
What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Restaurant run by food and beverage
A Boston band mixes
Conestoga’s board of governors
looking for three
Conestoga College, Kitchener
New governors needed
several genres of
— No. 6
Rae Review creates hope By DESIREE FINHERT
towards grants for about 95,000
low-income students, loans
be more attainable for low-income students if the government implements Bob Rae’s recommendations released Feb.
Rae, the head of the post-secondary education review' board, released his report,
Leader in Learning, after eightmonths of reviewing the system. The former premier of Ontario and minister of training for colleges and universities said in a press
education, opportunities for
people and a secure future for higher education in Ontario.
“Our current standard of living, and our quality of life, depend on (Photo
A Florist Ingrid
rose by any other
Hartman says Valentine’s Day
See Story on Page
by Jennifer Ormston)
most hectic days
CSI presidential nominations announced
access to the best education in the world,” said Rae.
would make a good president
represent the students. Afterwards,
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) will be voting for its new president for the 2005-2006 academic year
a Conestoga graduate, and board member Jessica Wismer, a third-year marketing student, are
and the only
eligible to run for the
candidates must be able to serve a
the only candidates running for the
term full-time of employment and have received a
passing grad the previous semes-
The board of
Wismer and Falconer
rent vice-president will vote for the
eligible to vote.
15 board meeting where each contender will be given 1 5 minutes to speak to the board and share why they feel they
Falconer worked with CSI for two years prior to becoming president. He was previously a director
president at the Feb.
and then the vice-president of
The nomination process position opens on the
said in a press release that the increase to the student financial aid package
and an upfront grant for “Ontario’s neediest students” were ideas similar to proposals made by their organization during the review process.
“Students spoke and
helped the alliance
actively participate in the review of
Students Inc. (CSI) resigned as the president of the College
December. CSI president Justin Falconer said it was his choice to no longer be president of the association although
he wouldn’t say
CSA is a
represents student-governing councils at
sents 16 colleges, 23 councils
103,984 students, speaking as the voice of the students to the provin-
government! “This was my choice
(to resign as
president),” Falconer said in an e-mail. “The Rae Review had finished and I was, and still am.
an important time for students. Meeting that challenge successfully was truly an honour.” Falconer was voted CSA president by members at an annual conference last May. Each person running for president requires permission and financial support from his or her student union’s board before he or she can run for the
sity students at eight institutions in
incomes. Rae suggested that there be no
that every qualified stu-
By JAMES CLARK
increase in tuition until the student
Conestoga College graduate be making his way down the red carpet at this year’s Oscars cer-
College’s student union president
Conestoga in the mid-’70s, co-produced the documentary Hardwood. The film is nominated for best documentary at
short subjects category.
Once this is done, he recommends that institutions set tuition levels, but that the levels are pre-
Continued on Page 2
to reclaim his first
has been working
unpaid, volunteer position.
mony. Davis also wrote the 29-minute documentary. It tells the stoiy of Mel Davis, Hubert's father and former Harlem Globetrotter, through home movies and interviews. The elder Davis abandoned Hubert and his family in
Starr to the cere-
another family later
Hubert’s father returned to
has also worked on
it is one of the best films he has ever produced.
full-length features, says
was first bit by the movie bug during a trip to Hollywood in 1969. Fie went to Los Angeles with a friend whose brother-in-law worked as a producer at Warner Bros. Starr
just such a thrill,” said
30 years. “We’re just going crazy over this w'hole thing.” Erin Faith Young, a native of Guelph, and director Hubert Davis
northern region and Confederation
National Film Board of Canada for
Falconer said his work on CSA initiatives benefited all of Ontario’s
Peter Starr, the film
student association fee.
is reformed and government has made
as president until they elect a new'
Conestoga grad up for Oscar
CSI funded $5,000 for Falconer’s travel expenses which came out of the $90 student association fee that all students pay CSA’s vice-president of Ontario’s
from the Ontario colleges that belong to the CSA pay $1.89 each year to fund the organization. Conestoga students’ portion of this fee came out of the
he did and he will still be with the CSA in a consulting capacity,” All
means.” That statement is supported bysuch recommendations as giving student assistance programs $300 million. This money will go
investments in the education sys-
chairperson and Sheridan
allow graduates to repay their
College student union president David Binns said that Falconer will still be playing an active role with the
long-term recommendation is implement a system with the
dent in Ontario will find a place in
ident will continue the role as president until
and part-time univer-
college or university regardless of
at the post-secondary level, through funding and transferabili-
tened,” said Alison Forbes, president of OUSA.
Falconer resigns as
dent is scheduled to work approximately 37.5 hours a week. The new' president will not begin
The Ontario Student Alliance
day of February and closes five business days later at noon. Within three business days following the are to close, candidates be announced to the board. The position offers a salary of $36,300 which comes out of the $90 student association fee that all students pay each year. The presi-
his or her role until
loans for parents contributing
to their children’s education.
Rae’s recommendations include increasing accessibility to educa-
“legislation that enshrines the
of study for lowand middle-income students and
reform are straightforward: great
reflect the costs
happen in your life that motivate you in what you want to
pays off big
just fantastic,” he said.
After returning from his trip Starr in the film program at Conestoga College. He said the three-year program helped prepare him for the demands of the indus-
hands-on course he said,
adding that he knows of at least four people from his graduating class who are still working in the industry.
Continued on Page
— SPOKE, February
Colleges have been given
Now deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by
Continued from Page
What was your worst Valentine’s Day experience? “My
would have been a nice La Senza night, if you know what mean.” Collin Brown, 19, first-year computer
At a Conestoga College council meeting Feb. 7, held just hours after the release of the report, John Tibbits, president of the college, said a lot of the recommendations in the review were positive. “If anything, the colleges have been given a very high profile,” said Tibbits, holding up a printout of the report.
colleges, during a
meeting with the Ontario College Presidents where he had been
Scott Boettger, 19,
computer programming analyst first-year
on the contents.
Council will review the report
Rae has recommended
provincial government invest $1.3
billion into colleges “I
was dumped over
two years ago.”
Amy Kunz, first-year
by 2007-08. This will include: $700 million for quality improvements and innovation; $3 80 million
for expansion of graduate educa-
and $160 million for new enrolment and outreach programs. tion;
In a Feb. 9 press release, president of
always by myself. No no husband, no fiance.”
Continued from Page
Starr did and, after a
day making everyone else’s day great starting at 5:30 a.m. in a
have been say-
with first-time director Davis.
easy to work with.”
Learning is the result of an eightmonth review process by a sevenmember advisory panel. Seventeen public town hall meetings and 24 private roundtable dialogues in 15
and sets out the necessary funding to catch up with other jurisdictions,” said Casselman “We hope the government will take the report seriously and ensure that they
represents 15,000 facul-
more than 2,300 submissions and in total, more than 7,000 Ontarians contributed to the review.
of the next steps in reform-
ing the post-secondary education
staff at Ontario’s
community colleges and 1,700 sup-
deliberating the budget,
port staff at six universities.
be delivered in April.
David Johnson, president of the report
exciting and bold.
“It calls for
a major reinvestment
in talented people.”
Johnson said it was too early to tell report covered all the issues because he was still reading it. “I’m sure there’ll be devils in the details,” he added. Micheal Doucet, president of the Confederation of Ontario University Faculty Association if the
“The timing of the review is such it was intended to influence the budget deliberations for 2005,” said Doucet. “So the ball is clearly in the provincial government’s court to take up these recommendations and we expect them to act positively on that.” For more information on the Rae read Ontario: A Learning visit the Postsecondary Review’s website at
Review or Leader
will be broadcast live
from the Kodak Theatre Feb. 27
The crew of Hardwood won't be
with co-workers during the day and family and
“I’m just looking forward to going back to Los Angeles. For me began.”
have some words of wisdom for students graduating
ceremoLondon, Ont.. has been nominated for his screenplay of Million Dollar Baby. And the animated film Ryan, the co-produced by National Film Board of Canada, has been nominated for best animated short film. the only
secret is to surround yourself with
“First of all, you’ve really got to
love what you are doing.
Wednesday, Jan. 25.
when which may
from the college.
as soon he saw the nomination go on the academy’s website at around 8:40
review boards said they considered
system will be for the provincial
Starr said he called
Lindsay Fendley, 20, second-year business
Doucet. “I think
ing about the quality of post-sec-
friends in the evening. it
phone interview. comprehen-
According to Mike DuBoulay, a former teacher at the college, the film program folded in 1982. Upon graduating in the mid-’70s Starr was offered a contract to be an assistant editor at the National Film Board in Montreal. The board
pages he has pretty well touched on all of the topics that certainly we had raised with him.” The post-secondary education
Oscar dreams “I’m
But Casselman added that quality would be undermined if parttime college staff are not allowed to join the union, and if university and college support staff are not recognized for their important
University of Waterloo, says the
their next meeting.
both universities and community
but that he had just returned from a
Rae has recognized
the urgency of the problems for
and to increase full-time
chance to read the
stabilize post-secondary education
and government organizations. Tibbits said he had not had a
Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), welcomed Rae’s recommendations to increase and
between college and university programs had been a major issue that the college had wanted
Rae recommends that there be more co-operation between all institutions, meaning high schools,
ny. Paul Haggis, of
governors seeks members
nance procedures ute for potential
Conestoga College's board of
“Being stood up at a Day movie, 50 First Dates, last year.” Valentine’s
governors will begin accepting nominations on Feb. 18 for three internal positions on the board. They are looking for a student, an academic and an administrative
member. Helena Webb, director of the president’s office, said she encour-
members of the Conestoga College community to participate in the nomination process as it is an opportunity for particular factions ages
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
“(These members) give the board a sense of the college itself.” Knowledge of board and gover-
Webb. would be excellent
nominees) to understand the difference between what is operational and what should be left to the senior management of the college and what the board's responsibilities are.”
the office of the sec-
Mullan. Completed forms should
Mullan's executive assistant,
finance department of the employee services building, located between the day-care centre and the Student
In addition to attending
bulletin boards throughout the
retary-treasurer of the board, Kevin
sess, said “It
Doon campus, by March 0. An election will be held on
would also be assigned to a subcommittee and they would be
required to attend those meetings
“Otherwise, if an election is not run and someone goes in by accla-
on a regular
board meets from September to May. with some months off, according to Webb. Nomination forms will be posted full
more than one nomina-
mation, they would be notified by a letter,” said Cloutier.
For more information, contact Cloutier at 748-5220, ext. 3233.
Just don’t forget the valentines and roses ORMSTO N
sending holiday of the year.
afford to sell
In addition to cards, such tokens
The month of February has been
Valentine’s Day, a holiday to hon-
soldiers despite a decree prohibit-
Flowers Bridge Street
ing them from marrying; he was allegedly killed for this crime. In
Prior to his execu-
he sent her a card, the world’s
another story, Valentine was a prisoner who fell in love with his jail-
“We’ll go out to
Christopher Rohrbach said
grainy, dry. dusty and red. something you have probably never seen before. It’s simuIt’s
Mars soil created by Conestoga College's very own Robert Gissing. lated
Gissing, a first-year student in
store will stock a
technical co-op apprenticeship
when you long-
program, attended the Canadian Student Summit on Aerospace (CSSA) conference held at the University of Toronto which ran from Jan. 28
and quantity of roses.
available are pretty slim.
“My girlfriend lives in Kingston, so we’ll have to see what happens,” he said. "I don't really know what
attended the conference, including scientists from NASA and
She commented most people buy
ficult in at
chances of red roses being At the last minute people will take anything
“Some people buy half a dozen and some just purchase one. It kind of depends on how special the person is they are buying for.”
Conestoga College students plan to spend a lot of money on valentines gifts and romantic evenings
buy her yet, but I’ll probably spend between $75 and $100.” Single Conestoga College stu-
The reason some customers opt
for their significant others this year.
dents are not letting the buildup
surrounding the year’s most romantic day disappoint them.
Channel's website rychannel.com.
“We simply cannot to sell
for only one rose
that is left.”
be a result of
S h a
Ages, and by the 1700s, the tradition of giving homemade valentines on Feb. 14 had spread to America. Now, according to the website, approximately one billion
calendar for her
being alone on
though,” she said.
cards are sent for Valentine’s Day,
It is all
ply and demand.
We simply cannot
the second-largest card-
“We’re not making
don’t pretend to be an
Third-year woodworking student Steven Hewick plans to purchase his girlfriend a new cellphone for at least $100.
an amateur and
than $100 on a poker case and
she spent more
from $55 $60 a dozen Feb.
highly coveted flowers of the year.
the drastic price increase of these
popular purchase on Feb.
Valentine,” an inscription that has
clothes for the special day.
red roses are the
accounting student, said she will buy her husband $100 worth of
eran of the flo-
avoid leaving a flower shop
performed wedding ceremonies for
Ingrid Hartman, a
ebrate the day:
of love as flowers, chocolate and jewelry are often exchanged to cel-
patron saint of lovers.
One legend says in Rome, Valentine was
— Page 3
Day. “I haven’t been single for a
while so I’m First-year
“To celebrate, we’ll probably take a weekend trip up north to go
Jeremy Johnston also said it doesn’t bother him that he is single. “I’m used to being alone on
At the conference, Gissing put on a 15-minute presentation about the production of a uniform IVTartian soil analog, using spectrograph ic data from the
an amateur black-
with a group
of people called The Dark Ages
College lapses on ISO registration
Reenactment Company, who are trying
B y JAN ET
college in Ontario
has let its 9001 International Standards Organization (ISO) reg-
year to have the
in to ensure the quality standards
Conestoga College's vice-presi-
costs approximately $10,000 a
were being maintained.
dent of finance and corporate per-
formance said the quality system not gone;
just not registered
“The reason we became ISO regwas to establish a quality management system,” Kevin Mullan said. Conestoga College has been ISO certified since March 2001 and was
the first college in Ontario to be fully registered.
time the col-
became registered there were no other quality assurance measures in place, such as the post-secondary assurance board. ISO provided the framework for the college’s quality standards.
and documentconsistency and
sets definable in
quality for businesses to match.
“There are more and more educational
standards coming out,”
a huge advantage at this point in
time to remain ISO registered.”
grams and reducing program hours
college’s deficit at
$500,000 projected in September and an estimated $1.4 million last June.
Conestoga is running a deficit because the Liberal government froze tuition for the past two years. The government reimbursed only a portion of the increase in funds that
would have received had
some cases. The Ministry
chair of quality
the sign at the entrance to the
like trying to
Mars, you need
know how to
roads on this the
some of some people at
has already sent to
are interested in
teachers in ele-
lessons about space.
“My hope is that this is a good enough simulation to be able to do any kind of research with.” he said. Gissing
called Harder-Gissing that will
sell the soil.
hemia.ca/hardergissing, to view
biage of our processes to match the order to
pretend to be an expert
as well as
to stretch the ver-
“I’m not a geologist,” he said. “I’m just an amateur and I don’t
Road. Smaller certificates baring the ISO logo and Conestoga College president John Tibbits’ signature remain in offices and hallways
and to create
the closest thing he could to the
peg into a round hole,” she said. The language used in ISO documentation was meant to be used by manufacturers and businesses not educational institutions, Torbay
This lead Gissing to do
Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon Valley college on the corner of
own he then wantout how to make
obviously didn’t have any Mars
The ISO logo has been removed from
ed to figure iron on Mars.
within the college.
did not feel right. “It
rather than business.
receive $2,000 less per student than
rently drafting province-wide qual-
Also, no new funding for growth was provided to colleges; however, Conestoga’s enrolment grew by 17 per cent from November 2001 to
Colleges and Universities
there not been a freeze.
Mullan said the decision was not made because of budgetary rea-
Edith Torbay, said estimated
accommodate the increases. Conestoga has saved money
time to remain
there wasn’t a
lapsed last spring.
through staff buyouts, cutting the number of general education pro-
and school boards.
In 2004, support staff and faculty
he said. It
and academic services, said under the ministry guidelines there will be audits done within the college just as they would have been had the college remained registered with ISO. “This means constantly making revisions not only to meet standards, but to continuously enhance
a presentation on
match the needs of a college better than ISO, Torbay said. “It won’t be such a forced fit.” Catherine Koch, associate vicepresident of liberal and media stud-
as well as
(Photo by Janet Morris)
Certificates baring the
be found through-
out the college.
OK,” he say
and if I fail that’s “At least I get to
— SPOKE, February
Rae Review will move education forward Now
Rae Review has been released offering
for post-secondary education in Ontario,
hopefully a decent college education wall no longer take a
seat to universities.
the former premier of Ontario and the head of the post-secondary education review board, released his
123-page report on Feb. 7 which included a breakdown of recommended $ 1.3-billion investment in colleges and universities by 2007-08. Quality improvements and innovations, new enrolment and outreach programs as well as graduate education expansion are some of the different areas of improvement a
recommended. Rae’s report comes from an eight-month review process by an advisory panel, after 17 public town hall meetings and 24 private roundtable discussions in 15 communities. One of these town hall meetings was held here at __
Conestoga College managed to decrease its deficit from $1.4 million in June to $200,000, but that still doesn’t mean the college and all of Ontario’s other colleges don’t need the money. Because of the deficit, Conestoga had to cut hours in some program areas and reduce the number of general education electives in order to save money. There are also many other cost-cutting measures. Ontario colleges are receiving $2,000 less per student from the government than what universities or school boards are receiving. The Ontario college system has become the lowest-funded educational sector on a per capita basis which doesn’t assist in the growth that Conestoga is experiencing. The Liberal government has not only issued a freeze on tuition this year, but the college isn’t receiving funding for growth for the next three
For the past few weeks
out seeing red
stuffed animals branded with
heard concerns from
areas of the educational
to faculty to administration,
reflected in the report. It has taken to heart all of the post-secondary education concerns and has offered logical solutions that will hopefully be implemented to satisfy the wants and needs of the education community and to hopefully stop the favouritism that the government has exhibited towards universities. The next step is for the Liberal government to pay attention to this review and make the needed changes in order to invest in the future of our province. If the government pays as much time listening to the recommendations as Rae did making them, hopefully our educational sector will see positive changes and will take a step forward in the right direction. is
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
my cellphone telling him my day. I have spent half of
my weekend see him, even
most romantic day of
the year, Valentine’s Day.
about the fact that
don’t like the colour
cinnamon hearts make
me cavimake me sneeze.
a pair of
earrings or boxer shorts say
Why must I be expected to my boyfriend that I love him
show more today than any other day of year?
Tomorrow he is still be the same great
work. So the truth
and flowers and the chance gooey-eyes
ships are pretty hard. trust,
patience to I
Day love the
holiday or loathe
hard to ignore so
or at least learn to
Besides, the day only
24 hours so
over before you
will all be
And to all those people out there who are in a long-distance relation-
takes a lot
have spent hours upon hours
communication make it work.
Over the past year
can look forward to celebrating on
kind of want the chocolates, hearts
ing all gooey-eyed and loveydovey towards each other just because it is Feb. 14. 1 would
boyfriend because he
just don't see the point in act-
on a Monday
boyfriend that he was yesterday. I
time with him. And,
on a Monday. You
hurt, chocolate gives
photo shoot just to spend some
currently in a long-dis-
am slightly bitter about this whole Valentine’s Day thing. I am most
for only a day
if it is
or two. He’s a reporter/photogra-
a confession to
in a car just so I
pher and I have even spent the day following from photo shoot to
OK, I have
Celebrate the most romantic day the
make fun of the people who
have racked up
reservations have been made, all to
ship and can’t see their significant
other today, cheer up, the weekend
only four days away.
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serious long-distance phone
cards have been signed and the
letters to the
Fortunately for me, and
I’m sure most people
find boring but that I can't
flowers have been purchased, the
Rae and his review panel worked hard on the report, criss-crossing Ontario in order to hear everyone’s opin-
sages of adoration. But now, the
less stuff that
large boxes of chocolate
him on MSN. Mostly about
into a store with-
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SkyDome renamed Rogers Centre Shakespeare once wrote that a rose by any other
smell as sweet and he was proba-
the stadiumrcost to
touch the floor as I sat in the hard plastic seat but I loved every
doing major renovations, giving Jays players a salary increase and
18 of 30 major-league stadiums
even there when the Jays won the World Series and I still have the giant foam J on the door of my room back home. I’m grateful to Rogers for updat-
to corporate sponsors.
I saw my first Jays game there. I was stuck in the 500 level but that didn’t stop me from cheering as loud as I could. My parents were
name change means
went to my first concert there when I was 10 years old. I’m embarrassed to admit it was a New Kids on the Block concert but they were my favourite and I just had to go. I didn’t understand the innuendoes behind their lyrics, I could barely tell which one was Joey and which one was Jordan and my feet didn’t even
has had a huge dome-
What’s next? Buying out the
The anti-smoking propaganda
decor, they will be let off with a
I like to call
endorsement for a lack of personal responsibility. been happening since long before I was bom. It is people allowing other people to place the blame on someone else, because, “I didn’t know.” I also like to call it the
hasn’t been intentional, and
that I realize what I’ve been doing I have vowed to change my ways, but I still have an underly-
ing sense of guilt thinking about
on sorting household garbage It
shock to me.
thought that was good
enough. But no.
grew up on
a farm that I’m not familiar with
proper garbage disposal.
usually one of
For the next month, rants fail to
the garbage can without a second
somehow incorporate new signs into their
a parent, you should
teach your children from the second they start pulling themselves up on stuff, not to play with the knobs on the stove (in Germany, where I’m from, the knobs on the
front, not the back).
you're going to get addicted, and oops, may even get cancer.
say drop-kicked) with a
spectrum disorder and all the bad things that can happen to junior if mommy likes
a giant king-sized
the matter with socie-
pregnant and want to have a nice Caesar with my friends, then that is exactly what I am going to do. That doesn't mean I am going to get smashed or consciously run the risk of harming my I
It’s a decision you make for yourself - one that comes with
consequences you should be willing to bear. If
the only one that notices
capable of making decisions for yourself. If not, then perhaps you should rethink bringing zi baby into this world and raising him or her.
from day one
what kinds of consequences those decisions
you're an expectant mother,
think you should be
decisions for ourselves
not a privilege -
one that shouldn’t be overlooked and thrown away. it’s
no-no in management.
that’s a big
the world of waste
This no-fault clause cop-out.
restaurant will get slapped (or
screaming for pregnant not to drink any alcoholic
As a teenager and adult, you know that if you start smoking,
doms because, “Oh, I didn't know that was going to happen?”
those shiny, laminated pieces of still not up. then the
for restaurants to sport
placards, or billboards
new organics recycling program, came across a lot of information
stove are generally along the
her drinks a
society’s newest downfall: the anti-pregnant-women-drinking campaign. That’s right. According to a newscast I saw the other night, it has become
what I’ve done. While researching an
a vicious thing that has
its new name. do get used to it, I don’t think I will ever like the new name. It will always be SkyDome to me.
plastered on our TV screens, in newspapers and yes, even on our
will be pretty inter-
TSN, a competitor of Rogers Sportsnet, will refer to esting to see
downfall of personal responsibility
Then, I saw it as a teenager (and I still see it today).
name. However, it
came and updated the dome doesn't mean it should be able to change the name of it as well.
not reach them.
business by the fans be named by the fans? Just because Rogers
been abusing our garbage
can’t a structure that
OK, maybe I’m going a little too far and people, including myself, will eventually get used
games, the concerts and the events and without us it would go bankrupt and close. to the
First, I saw it as a little girl. The knobs on the stove were so far away that my little arms could
stop at just a building, not rename the whole city?
There had been more than 150,000 entries and a total of 12,879 different suggestions. Watson’s was the name then-
Respect your local garbage person
fans and the public are what keep the dome alive.
Tower and renaming it too? Rogers tower? Tower of Rogers?
have to change?
1987, two years before the opened, Kellie Watson of
Chicago-based group of investors, late last year. It
Ontario premier David Peterson randomly pulled from a barrel of
may help fill its 50.000 why did the name
in a fan competition.
Opinion shaped place
new scoreboards, new playing sur-
seats again but
The dome was
being renamed the
Rogers Centre. It will still be the same building (with some reconstruction done to the inside), it will still be located at the same location and games and events will still be held there. But I still don’t like it. Rogers Communications spent just $25 million to buy SkyDome from Sportsco International, a
screens and a
But if that’s true, why did so annoyed when I heard
PEER SUPPORTED LEARNING GROUPS SCHEDULE WINTER 2005
and other sharp
objects like nails, needles and
knives are not supposed to be
thrown out with regular household
Broken glass and other sharp objects like nails,
garbage. Items like this are to be
needles and knives are
placed in a box labeled “sharp” or
my parents’ house,
our regular recyclables into a bin and drive them to the recycling depot. Larger non-recyclables pile
dump. The rest of our garbage
me. Maybe I’m
for a fact
I’m not the only one. everyone else obeyed
thrown out with regular
similar, for safe pick-up.
honestly say that while walking
neighbourhood on garbage day, I have never come across a box labeled “sharp.” I’m left wondering how many hard-working hands have been my bags of garbage with
thrown onto our four-wheeler trailer and taken to the back of our property. where it’s set on fire and burnt
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would have known about wrongdoings long ago. I can
gouged by gets
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their sharp contents.
How many have gone
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to their families
with cuts, scratches and various other injuries because of my care-
smoke, leaving nothing but a heap of ashes.
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ize this after three years of living in the area. It
makes me wonder
people aren’t properly sorting their garbage.
Being the absolute klutz
into a cloud of billowing black
Things are different here
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sleep at night.
I’m going to do things differently from now on. I’m sorry, garbage people of K-W. I’ve done you wrong and I’m going to do
LEARNING GROUPS MEET EACH WEEK AT THE ABOVE MENTIONED TIMES AND PLACES AND END THE WEEK OP APRIL 18/05. GROUPS ARE FREE, AND NO SIGN UP IS REQUIRED.
best to make amends. Hopefully other people will take
YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR OWN EDUCATION, UNDERSTAND SOMETHING, ASK!
— SPOKE, February
Alumni association generous Donates money By BRENT
Once Association of Conestoga continued to support the
order of business was to
consider donating $3,000 for a
due to having to be shared between the four programs for many years. falling apart
Tucker said he received a
director of development and alumni relations, asking for the
bird handler at African Lion Safari,
maybe wonder what
2 Conestoga College,
University of Waterloo sponsored the
annual job fair held
RIM Park in Waterloo from until
This event was an opportunity for students to meet potential employers,
interested then that’s fine,”
as well as a chance for the
Trish Cherri, a
job fair and she was
they don’t and they
employment. Students with a good attitude are
The annual fund is money donated to the college from the alumni association’s budget and dispersed for necessary expenditures, except
been there on previous
one as long as they have a good attitude and are willing to work.”
from students inquiring about the jobs available and there really are no questions asked that are out of the norm. Gibson said post-secondary education
not have to necessarily be
like to see
because they bring different to the job,”
not a job you can simply
out an application
who have been
involved in their
Some employers were
looking forward to this year’s
the use of science and technology
to investigate a crime.
who was recruitParamount Canada’s Wonderland, said this was the first year Wonderland had attended the job fair and what she was looking for was someone who is enthusias-
Jon Bcaudin, a guide co-ordinaKeating Educational Tours,
year was his
and he hired three people. 11c said he expected to hire more students from the job at
of people he those
Bcaudin, the type is
looking for are
love kids, love travelling
do the annu-
vinced she knows where the annual
does not go into any operation,”
she said. “If (someone) gives $5,000 we’ll put
Monica Himmelman, develop-
know a had
into the area that (someit
does not go
into the day-to-day operations.”
Conestoga will hold its next meeting on March 10 in the Student
one) designates, but
said at the meeting that she
Client Services Building.
(Photo by Jen Galhardo)
Jenny Petersen offered information about employment at Paramount Canada’s Wonderland to students at the job fair. ELECTION NOTICE AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
CONESTOGA TO BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CONESTOGA COLLEGE TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED LEARNING BOARO OF GOVERNORS FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING THREE CATEGORIES:
work history employment.
we before we
25 people Robertson.
STUDENT MEMBER to all lull-time ami part-time students eneotied in a program of instruction (a group ol related courses leading to a diploma, certificate, or other document awarded by the Board
TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER
AUGUST 31, 2006.
ACADEMIC MEMBER All
persons employed by the Board ol Governors, Conestoga College, on a futMime or who are neither an Administrative nor a Support Staff Member.
TERM OF OFFICE: SEPTEMBER
AUGUST 31. 2003.
persons employed by the board of Governors. Conestoga College, on a who are neither art Academic nor a Support Staff Member.
TERM OF OFFICE: BOARO MEETING
MAY 2005 TO AUGUST 31, 2006.
hire one," said
Approximately 4,000 people did testing
members are the same as those for of the Board of Governors. Nomination forms win be posted Nomination forms will also be available in the office of the
of reference for these elected internal
post-secondary education and have
and only 300-400 were hired as
fair this year.
unfamiliar with the hiring
process for policing.
had Cherri worried. “We were afraid we weren’t going to have a good turnout,” she
African Lion Safari
being naive because
alumni association of
Safari booth, the beginning of the
human resources co-ordinator
Waterloo Regional Police booth are interested in forensics,
Although the afternoon brought a good turnout at the African Lion
attention that a lot of people are
There is a pre-testing element where people interested have to go to a company called Applicant Testing Services and get preemployment testing done in the fitness aptitude and behavioral component before they can even apply to a police service in
always a great
been said we were going to buy the doll from the word go.” “It’s
expecting, however, the
was only her second
good quality,” Robertson said. Although a lot of the questions about the jobs available were pret-
“These were people and honestly believed
Const. Ann Robertson of the Halton Regional Police said she was only looking for students interested in long-term careers. The turnout at this year’s job fair varied from booth to booth with some much busier than oth-
Other employers had full-time
and are willing
164 employers attended the job fair.
about the available jobs. This year,
as decided by the college.
However, employment is only months of May and June since these are educational tours and school is over after
people that are stopping are of
available for the
long as they have a good attitude
almost anyone as
employers attending to answer questions and give information
decided to donate the
funds to Conestoga’s highest prior-
ment and alumni
tion to the annual fund.
“The turnout has been
very valuable, she said.
the jobs available at the job
and are responsible, confident and
looking for students living in Toronto or the surrounding area. “We hope that the people live
ited the booth.
Petersen said she
discussion, the alum-
a faculty function and there
motion carried over from the 13 meeting, alumni decided
be a costume character? Well, these were just a couple of
and outgoing, and
ever dream about being a
exactly the type of people
Association of Conestoga’s execu-
donate $2,000 from their awards funds for entrance scholarships
time, they had not because the cost wasn’t
mean I’m going to get it.” The alumni association agreed
development and alumni
was at was quite a conversation going on about how 20 cents of every dollar given to the annual fund went to John
The new scholarships and mannequin were not the only donations approved by the alumni association
each year, for a
a price to say
applied for the scholarship does not
although the issue of donating the mannequin has been with the asso-
approved it known. “It’s been said we were going to buy the doll from the word go,” said Tucker, “all we wanted to have
ed most?” asked Tucker. to
“The (annual fund) does not go
$5,000 we’ll put it into the area that (someone) designates, but it does not go
However, unlike years
about where the
alumni association wasn’t sure where the money should be donated. “Do we empower the college and say you use the money where need-
“The student would have
Alumni Association Conestoga president, said
two scholarships that will allow current diploma students, over the next five years, who wish to update education at Conestoga their College to be eligible for $1,000
certain criteria,” said the president.
medic programs. The current mannequin, which is
Another issue brought forward at the meeting was the possible creation of two new applied degree
administration, police foundations,
association unanimously approved the request for a
new mannequin and association
for the law and security
18. 2005. Secretary-Treasurer of the Board (Kevin Multan)
Closing date for nominations. Lists ol
be posted on campus
boards on March 18. 2005,
not a job for every-
body," Robertson said.
ELECTION DATE: WEPNE3PA.Y, APRik&..?M5
Polar participants take the plunge Feb. By DAWN
where participants jump into Conestoga College’s backyard
be exhilarating, especially
So consider participating
24th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 17 and help raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) hosts the Polar Plunge each year.
Conestoga College can sign up until Feb. 15, and about 31 people have registered so far. Participants simply have to go to the CSI office in Room
1B21 and ask
for Nichole Jiminez,
the event programmer,
asked to get pledges prior to the jump. Students, staff and faculty can are
prize will be given to the
$ 20 Last year. Polar Plunge participants raised $2,582. A hole in the pond will be dug
thanks to a part of the Human Rights Code
class on the fourth floor, but the elevator only goes to the third
stay frozen,” said Jiminez, referring to the mild weather in Waterloo
drinks available outside for the
people watching the event.
includes students with disabilities
ity's commitments to providing equal access to educational servic-
Marian Mainland, the co-ordinaa workshop on the
code Jan. 21. The code states that everyone in Ontario must provide equal rights and opportunity without discrimi-
dation must be
the needs of a student with
have been identified, or if a case of discrimination has been established, education providers have a duty to accommodate the Student, unless it would cause disabilities
vide an accommodation.
undue hardship. Conestoga College has never had a case of undue hardship. '
the transition after sec-
ing statistical information for monitoring and preventing discrimina-
The Ontario Human Rights Code
and expand the
would cause undue hardship
emphasizes the right of the student
Jon Weise, a mechanical engineering student at Conestoga College, works in the adaptive technology computer lab in Room 2A1 13. The lab is for students registered with disability services. The first is respect for Students with disabilities have the right to receive educational services in a manner that principles.
in some circumstances, the way to ensure the dignity of students with disabilities may be to
services. A.s part of the duty to
individualized which recognizes the uniqueness of a student’s needs when an
Every student who is registered with disability services must have a diagnosed disability. All accom-
modations are based on the
a post-secondary educational
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looking to hire
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March Break camp By DENISE
games. But some
sports are also included.
This year Conestoga College’s recreation centre will be looking for both college and high school
Ford, said six or seven people will be hired to run the camp, vyhich is open to children ages four through 13.
“We’re looking bly
at hiring possi-
students from (Conestoga if
they can get the time
off school,” she said.
Ford said she is also looking for Grade 12 and OAC students from local high schools because their
same time frame. The camp runs from March 1 4 8 and
$35 per child per day and $125 per child for the entire week. 1
The sports and games camp is mostly sports, with a lot of dodge ball, baseball, basketball and soccer.
The camp has a fun camp
kids ages four to seven and a sports
and games camp for kids eight
Ford said the fun camp offers low-organized games such as
go skating once that and we also take (the kids) up to the Waterloo Recreation Centre for also
at the centre,
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Ford said. Ford said the camp, which has been running for 15 years, has usually had between 30 and 50 children a day. This year she expects to have between 40 and
home and abroad
Take up the challenge of working
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au service des Canadiens, autant au pays qu’a I’etranger
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engages a developper nos competences en leadership
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c’est bien plus qu’un simple emploi.
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Practical hands-on experience
(occasion d’apprendre en
Help with paying for your education
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Drop-off time will be from 7 to 8:30 a.m. and pick-up time will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Voluntary overseas missions
de participer a
For registration information call 748-3512, ext. 2250. A registration form is also available on the college’s website (www.conestogac.on.ca). The form must be printed off and faxed to 7484214. Children need to bring their own lunches.
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a challenging environment
Just look at what
information from them but we can’t disclose by law without the student’s, permission ” said IVIainianch
plan effectively for the accommodation of students with steps
“The faculty sometimes we’re
date, education providers
accommodation request is made. The last principle is inclusion and
the disability services office.
provide separate or specialized
The next is accommodation,
and staff throughout the college at his or her own discretion, but the student must tell the staff in
respects their dignity.
to disclose his or her disability to
THE CANADIAN FORCES
not be able to pro-
Three factors must be considered in assessing whether an accommodation could cause undue hardship. First, the college must consider the costs involved with providing an accommodation. The college
to get the student
elevator to reach the fourth floor unless the college can prove that it
would cause undue hardship to do so. The policy and guidelines on disabilities and the duty to accommodate came out in 2000. Undue hardship means that a college
and they’ve checked any outside
ondary school. Data collection involves collect-
sources,” said Mainland.
needed to help the student success-
to the class unless they’re bankrupt
nation for persons with disabilities. It also states that accommo-
include learning objectives.
then the college has to put in the
should be laid out for each student to be more structured and to
class moved. If the room can’t be moved because of the equipment that may be needed for the class,
tor for disability services, attended
has institutional accessibilit should set out the facil-
then our staff (disability would ask to have the
We want everyone to come out and just have fun," said Jiminez. CSI is also working on having warm snacks like soup and warm
don’t be afraid of the cold.
member from CSI
the chilly plunge.
driving jumpers to the recreation centre to take a warm shower after
as they want,
but they must raise a
Students can also wear whatever they want but they do have to wear
“For example, if a student is in a wheelchair and he or she has a
Conestoga College from discrimi-
Students, staff and faculty from
the night before the event. start at
must also look at outside sources of funding as well as the health
Students registered with disabili-
ty services at
them up. The event will
— SPOKE, February
helps revitalize ska music
better has really
At a time when ska music
facing and gaining the support of
one middle and the Kids
fans throughout North America,
band has placed of
itself in the
the hype. Big
the release of
“We’ve been getting
album on Springman
anything negative about
“A couple of magazines
Big D and the Kids Table are gamering rave reviews from critics and fans alike. On Feb. 3 the Boston band brought its trademark high-energy in five years.
blend of ska, punk, hardcore, rock
and even rap to Guelph for the fust time since April 22 and since releas-
new album on Oct. 19. The concert was in front of more
has taken a liking to a few certain
How It Goes. have favourites think individually,” he said, “but 1 mean, there are pruts of each song where
songs, such as their crowd-pleasing L.A.X., are played at almost every
other bands, fans
Fingers Tour, which also featured
The Know How, from Gainesville, and the Vancouver-based Fla., Crowned King, who currently have a video on rotation at MuchMusic
Voice Alone and You're Me Now.” Aside from being proud of what Big D and the Kids Table has
get too proud, you’re going to
knocked down,” said Rogan. “But I’m proud of it.”
Steve Foote, the group’s bassist, said
How It Goes was what the band
had been working towards since 1997 release. Shot
“We spent two years recording it between tours and a year before that just
when we listened we were really psyched.”
so old. But to
accomplished, the band knows they are a part of a genre that has seen it within the last 10 years. it reached its peak in 1997ska music has been floundering
and searching for a new band to lead And. with one of its most popular bands. The
the charge ever since.
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, prolonging their current hiatus. Big D and the Kids Table may have given the music a new identity and helped revitalize ska.
Paul E. Guttler, Big and the Kids Table’s Uombonist, said he believe the seven-piece Boston band has
going to get
he said. “At least fans aren’t embarrassed to say they like ska. They just know we’re doing
part in helping resurface ska.
not a conscious
we’ve been doing
finally kids started to like
said Cuttler. “They’ve gotten sick
because we’re doing something different than most other bands that are in the same scene,” he think
come up and
request the weirder songs that
don’t play every' night,” he said, “like
Sean R Rogan, guitarist for Big D and the Kids Table, said aldiough he does not like to get too confident, he cannot help but be pleased with How It Goes.
thing over the last 10 years.
rarely played during live shows.
but are only on four of the five dates.
said even though certain
150 people at the sold-out Shadow and the first of five southern Ontario dates for the Cross Your than
year where ska
something fun and energetic.” Foote said although the band does have some more traditional ska songs, they also have more of a fullforce. in-your-face attitude with
parts of songs
bands who have been doing the
said that he, like
been U'ying to get into are finally
resurgence in the U.S. was finally gaining the respect of a lot of other
responses, hardly anybody has said
giving us the press and showing
cessful year for both Big
Kids Table and ska music.
you might not get from
Foote said with the
we’re not going to change what we do to meet those standards,” said Foote. “However, if what we’re
doing collides with mainstream popularity, so be it.” Foote said mainstream success
a lot of
ways. all want to make a living off band and with the way we tour now, we make enough money to get by but not enough money to
have health insurance,” he said. “Being able to afford to get sick would be nice.”
“We’ve been touring a it’s
just a ska band, but if w'e
rock band,” he said, “I would have just as much
of one tiling and they feel like hear-
popularity, or lack thereof.”
pushing themselves to make the
Foote said 2004 was a very suc-
things for Big
and the Kids
Table’s success, including websites
style of music,
(Photo by brent uernart)
Rogan, Big D and the Kids Table guitarist, sings backup while playing at The Shadow in Guelph on Feb. 3.
said the band’s popularity
would not be influenced by
Foote said the extra time put in on album and the fact the band kept
flowing nowadays, it is possible for and the Kids Table to gain Big success in the mainstream market.
other than their own.
“We have this website at www.myspace.com/bigdandthekidstable on www.myspace.com, it’s a really good media to get music out.” Foote said the fact that he think
Paul E. Cuttler, Big
the Kids Table trombonist, belts out a tune at
getting rave reviews from critics
of ourselves, the
For more information on the group, check out their website at
(Photo by Brent Gerhart)
(Photo by Brent Geihart)
The Shadow. The Boston
the Kids Table bassist Steve Foote focuses on playing
his guitar for the
150 people who showed up
for the concert.
Cooking up a storm
— Page 9
Conestoga’s food and beverage management program provides hands-on learning HANCOCK
passion and dedication. Students at
Conestoga College’s W’aterloo campus delve into the world of fine dining in the food and beverage
management co-op program. Chef de cuisine Philippe Saraiva said working with students in the
kitchen can sometimes be tough, but they always
“We’re training classical cuisine,” he said. “The students are
become managers one
students have six and a half
hours of scheduled time in the kitchen every week, Saraiva said, and on Monday and Tuesday nights the second-year students prepare dinners for the community to enjoy. Diners can visit the on-campus restaurant. The Conestoga Room, to experience the students' cooking and managing abilities. Saraiva moved to Canada about 20 years ago from St. Quentin. Picardie, near France, he said. He’s had 25 years of experience being a
chef, the last six
students at Conestoga.
Knechtel, 22, said she enjoys the
program because there
be creative. “There’s more hard work than some would probably think,” she
such a group effort and
you don’t get along with someone, you have to get past that.” On Feb. 1, Knechtel was the host to about
on-campus went really
restaurant and said
the creator behind
evening’s Italian-themed meal, she said,
and her job for the night was
observe fellow students in the dining
room to make
sure they were serving and clearing tables properly. Serving from the right side is the proper way to deliver a dish.
in the kitchen is her real she said, but she also
enjoys the experience she gets in all other areas of responsibility,
such as placing food orders and advertising.
She said having a kitchen as a classroom setting makes taking the Conestoga that much one of only a few colactually have a functional
kitchen for students to learn
Jean-Paul Bernhard said they are focused on Europeanstyle food and serving. “Classical French cuisine really gives a basis for knowing how to cook,” he said. Kitchener- Waterloo is a very Instructor
European-based community and the program’s
being in the dining room more than she does the kitchen. “I like dealing with people,” she said. “I like to answer peoples’ concerns.”
She said one difficulty for her in the kitchen is time management. “It’s
done properly, but
“They know your strengths and
Conestoga College food and beverage
students run a
restaurant several times a
Waterloo campus, offering worldly fine dining for reasonable prices as part of their training. The students prepare and serve the
meals made fresh and from scratch in the campus’s the room, licensed dining Conestoga Room, for $12.95 on Mondays and Tuesdays evenings. Lunches are also available for $8.50 from Wednesday to Friday, and are served at noon. Instructor Jean-Paul Bernhard said the students are educated in high quality standards and services common in Europe, and are taught more of a classical French cuisine. the four-course
gives a basis for
Bernhard said the diploma program has been running for almost 26 years and has offered a handson approach the whole time.
nice that they leant to serve
(and cook),” she said.
twice,” she said. “It’s challenging,
A list of dates, prices and menus can be found on the Conestoga College website at www.cone.stogac.on.ca, and then clicking on
lot (of students)
of the house,”
at the front
they’ve never had experience in the
kitchen before, she said. “If you’re not passionate, you’re
not going to succeed.
a good price
Boston bibb salad with feta cheese and curried beef bobotie and yellow rice.
The dining room a bar and a
kitchen with standard
equipment for the students to use. Laura Knechtel, 22, said each student has a chance to design a menu. Knechtel, the host for a recent evening, said
then up to the
student to cost out the
sure the ingredients do not go
over the budget. “We are not out to make a profit,” she said.
This month’s choices include: an Italian-style dinner complete with wedding soup and chicken parmesan; a New Orleans-style dinner
February. But, he said, Valentine’s
York steak and New York-style cheesecake ($14.95); and a South African serving of
few of the items on the menu. “We never do the same menu but fun.”
apple and cabbage salad are just a
One mistake a lot of students make when entering the program is
Deschamps said she is looking forward to hosting the night when her menu is served. Like Knechtel, she has designed a four-course meal all on her own. She came up with an Irish-themed menu that will be served just before St. Patrick’s Day in March. Beef and vegetable stew, honey glazed pork tenderloin and red
and getting experience in all areas of working in a kitchen is a great thing.
to get into the dining
with seafood and sausage gumbo and cajun chicken with creole shrimp; a New York dinner includ-
Bernhard said the students do all menu planning and put all the meals together themthe marketing,
ed to be Berhard
Roberta been coming to the dining room once every two months for almost a year. “It’s such a good deal,” she said, adding it’s great to get such good food and be in and out so quickly. Generally, from the time customers sit down to the time they pay, they are there for no more than an hour and a half. Kitchener
before going to school.”
region or even in Canada, he said,
the kitchen and decided they want-
Philips, 50, said she has
for the best establishments in the
Food and beverage students dish out good food MULLER
Faculty teach students
are fresh, he said, and meals are
All products used in the recipes
(Photo by Melissa Hancock)
Second-year Deschamps, 19.
quick enough,” Deschamps said. Working with fellow students can make things run more smoothly,
Chef de cuisine Philippe Saraiva (left) and student Tom Stangl work together in the kitchen at Conestoga’s Waterloo campus.
(Photo by Melissa Hancock)
Second-year food and beverage management student, Tom Stangl, 21, prepares desserts for the Italian-themed meal on Feb. 1 at The Conestoga Room.
semester, but things die little
at 5:45 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. sharp. Reservations can be made at 885-
accepted. Beverages and taxes are
not included in the prices.
(Photo by Denise Alan Smith, 21, places some bread sticks in a basket in the kitchen at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.
â€” SPOKE, February
The 24fh Annua/
THIS THURSDM mss ran - is
FOOD - MUSIC- GOOD VMES
DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? In accordance with provincial regulations, each community college in Ontario has the opportunity to have four internally elected Governers
of those positions
A term of 1 year commencing September
2005 and ending August 31, 2006 ' the student member is elected annually, but must be prepared to continue to the end of the term even if graduation occurs within the term of office. FEB. 18
Nomination forms will be posted on Campus Boards - Closing Date for receipt of nominations
APR. 6 ' Election Day APR. 15 ' Successful Candidates announced
and Learning I
— Page 11
Pink Pearl reduces phosphates By JANET MORRIS
gen depletion and subsequently kills existing aquatic life.
Coming to a washroom near you is a new hand soap that promises to be more environmentally friendly. The soap, called Pink Pearl, has little to
no phosphates and reduces
The new soap
be phased into all washrooms, wash stations and shop areas at Conestoga College. Even though the soap is mild it boasts thorough cleaning action will
according to the manufacturer’s website www.hillyard.com.
The new soap was chosen over Scepter brand
tive as a disinfectant,
clogging in soap dispensers.
Barry Milner, manager of physi-
cal resources, said the
a good choice because
the disinfectant qualities required
and meets cleaning understand
phosphates and be more environmentally friendly,” he said.
Too many phosphates
Hinsperger, said the cost of the
approximately half the
cost of the old Scepter brand.
“We can buy the new soap in drums as opposed to smaller jugs and that bulk capability brings the cost down.”
old soap cost approximately
$2.14 per litre and the new soap costs approximately $1.07 per litre. Hinsperger said the selection
began with finding a soap that was not prone to clogging, was used in other school settings and had little to no fragrance. The new brand was chosen for four reasons.
other schools and
he said. “It’s it has a less offensive fragrance and it is more similar settings,”
transition period for phasing
new soap should be
of water stimulate the excessive
used up, the new soap will top up Conestoga’s dis-
growth of algae which causes oxy-
viscose which prevents clogging.”
the old soap
(Photo by Janet Morris)
wash your hands
10 seconds to eliminate bacteria.
Conestoga College website needs a you’ve ever used one of the
college's computers, or just looked
one, you’ve probably seen
may have even used the state
and balanced, looks
dawn of time - when the first became a household
The layout alone is enough turn one away from the site,
Opinion ends there and they won’t find any more information below it. But scroll down a little, and look! There it is. Furthermore, the buttons along
that the website
on a menu on the
and some run along the topright of the page. But still others run along the bottom of the page, under the rule that suggests to users right
instead of acknowledging
surfer to differentiate between body text and links. The photos on the home page show people not representative of most college students. And they are
through Although the
to help students,
a hindrance because of the poor
will be taken to a list of faculty with office extensions and
college students do at the school? Where do they hang out? What does the Doon campus
school e-mail addresses beside the
look like? Where are the photos to
organization and overwhelming lists of never-ending links. The main page needs to be more welcoming and really take hold of the surfer’s attention. Some photos
give the surfers a visual idea of the
he is inundated with more lists and options spread out on a white background. Some links require passwords, others do not. And look, what is this at the bottom of the page, hidden in a list? Oh, a link Employee E-mail
Faculty and Staff link, he naively
alone the colour scheme. links are
ated at the
(www.conestogac.on.ca). And it needs help. The home page, though bright
you probably got
on those pages are the same. not just have one sub-page for everyone to access - neither current sub-pages require pass-
The main page needs to incorponews and upcoming events on page. Who’s coming to the Conestoga College? What events
What’s the difference between the Visitors sub-page and the Students sub-page? Most of the
The fonts throughout the site come in a variety of colours, sizes and styles and make it hard for the
although helpful and to
time Conestoga College’s
lege has been
available on the
mostly necessary, needs
too cluttered and not
website got a
to grab attention to the page.
very user-friendly or maneuver-
are running? This needs to be there
useful and beneficial to his needs.
better embody Conestoga’s atmosphere and students are also a
new look. The colnumber in Ontario 1
for the sixth year in a row.
the site reflects that.
There’s more than just books at the bookstore By JASON
Conestoga College’s bookstore offers
more than just
students need for class.
Aside from course materials, the bookstore offers a variety of items
which students require, allowing them to make a one-stop trip for all their needs.
includes a range of cloth-
Mary Andraza, manager of retail and campus services,
said selling such items
an add-on well
these items) because
we’re sort of the only
snowboarding magazines, Maxim and so on. “We sell bus tickets and we sell software. (The software) is academically priced, so
we can so
Andraza said the bookstore also a code-book section that includes the plumber’s code and has
things,” she said.
the Ontario building code. offers a varito
Andraza said one of the magazines offered, the Canadian Business
those books are used
for programs, but we carry a lot of them because we get a lot of walkins that are looking for reference
small code -book section,” she said.
the bookstore has a
section for the size of the bookstore.
“Through word of mouth, we’ve started to generate a fair bit of traf-
from hospital employees (which nurses), former students who are working in the nursing
One of the more unique bookstore
mahogany desk clock with
plate for $29.95.
The bookstore’s items include
our most, popular clothing
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were very popular at convocation,” she said. “Our clothing is very popular (as well). The pull-over hoodie
Now you can do
clothing line and
a bonus for stu-
on campus, so it would make sense we would be selling these sorts of
The bookstore also ety of magazines
version of most software products
is used as a textbook for one of the business programs. ’’The other magazines are selected by Metro News, and based on our previous selling history, they determine the ordering complements. They just send us an order each week,” she said. Andraza added Metro News sends magazines that are geared to the college’s environment, and they
University of Ontario
— SPOKE, February
Learn online with Ontario Learn
he trend towards continuing education is leaning to the Internet. 1
Ontario Learn is one medium that provides education at your fingertips and is a consortium of 22 Ontario colleges that have part-
the college By DENISE MULLER
nered to develop and deliver more than 575 courses to thousands of online students each semester.
Somehow, they managed Brian Doherty, 52. and Glen
the clothing and
just thought they’d ask their kids
and their kids’ friends to find out what would work and what 2002,
(Lucknow), McPhail’s, Meldram
Doherty’s (now retired) and Cressman's, who was nicknamed Rat Boy. The two threw on Brown afterwards, because
the University of Waterloo Shop,
TGIF Casual Wear
Conestoga College’s bookstore and online on EBay at http://stores.ebay.ca/ratboybrowndesignerunderwear. Loop Clothing Lounge will also carry Rat Boy Brown soon.
Doherty and Cressman are also hoping their underwear will be sold in a retail outlet as far
A valid all
In addition to
Doherty and Cressman fondly recalled when the company’s first order of underwear was ready for pick-up from the manufacturer and the two had to drive to
on discussion boards students can
through a combination of specialty websites such as FirstClass,
WebCT and ing
form of instructor-led independent study for those who cannot attend classes on campus on a regular basis.
re-read the information.
“You have time to mull over the postings and really think them through to let them sink very important.”
‘If it’s a student’s first experience with the courses they usually have a few questions about the technolo-
by being available to answer quesencourage discussion on course topics and provide feedback.
The cost of courses is similar, and some cases better, than compara-
ble courses offered in a classroom setting.
Medical terminology offered through Ontario Learn costs a student $255.60 and health-care terminology
(also known as medical terminology) offered in a classroom setting costs $3 14.72, while a
“Once they get past that students are very positive.” Technical
24 hours a day, seven days week.
Further computer specifications and details can be found in the Conestoga continuing education
catalogue winter 2005 on page 33 or by visiting www.conesto
gac.on .ca/ontari oleam.
TUTORS HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL UN THEIR
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be required to
March Break Camps Once again Conestoga College will be offering
Mon,Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30
25 per child
$35 per child your co-operation.
Intramural Days and Times
our March break camps.
for a day.
Prices include skating
more information: Phone (519)748-3512 For
Indoor 3 On 3 Soccer Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:00pm
ext. 3565 posted daily Recreation Centre Hours
Fax (5 19) 748 -42 14, or
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In order to be able to take a course through Ontario Learn you need to have regular use of a computer with Internet access.
PEER TUTORS ARE COLLEGE STUDENTS JUST LIKE YOURSELF
gy,” she said. instructor facilitates
Brown, an online
and tuques. Prices vary from store to store, but are the lowest at the college’s
pay a $6 day pass to be granted access
thing else,” said Nequest.
said because the courses are posted
T-shirts, tank tops
Recreation Centre. Anyone without a
more from each other than anyCourses
BRING CLARITY TO YOUR COURSE WORK
but onto Joe
Boy Brown makes pyjama
times to gain access to the
valid student card will
home on your time with a nice cup of cof-
he other students are very sup-
also sold four pairs
hard to find in stores. The two soon found out why - not very many people want
out with normal colours. Prosperity Enterprises sews the elastics not only onto Rat Boy
so nice to be able to learn in
from Germany will flyover to see the underwear line and hopefully pick it up for sale in that
of boxers over
the comfort of your
portive and you
business law course will cost $269.64 through Ontario Learn and $244.96 through traditional contin-
Also, the original plan for the
Although they have sold brown gotchies, they originally started
home.” Nequest is an online student herself, taking body and nutrition this
away as some
Students can interact with each other and the instructor to enhance the course material.
to continue with their
The name Rat Boy Brown came from a co-worker of
Bacchus Wines, Lines Clothing
able to travel for various other reasons to a college and this allows
been done correctly. The other half had the female rat logo on them Doherty and Cressman had no choice but to pay for having them printed, and take them. They both agreed that these things happen in
nine stores to carry their undies. Currently, you can get your (gitch
up, they found that only half had
there is no store Doherty and Cressman can call their own, the two have managed to encourage
And sales have steadily increased ever since. Although
young families and might not be
pairs of undies to a silk screen
“Some people work
er. Instead of the ordinary rat logo, they wanted a set of lips on the
irregular schedules who could not otherwise attend classes.
memory for the when they sent
Shirley Nequest, said she thinks the courses work well for students with
after-work traffic on back.
when they incorporated the company in May 2002. They
for the drivers.
Doherty was concerned about the speed of traffic because he thought they might
The childhood friends, who grew up on Columbia Street in Waterloo, knew nothing about
(5,000 pairs) into Cressman’s pick-up truck and Doherty’s car. Both vehicles were filled to capacity, with just enough
almost three years ago, after joking over some beers on Manitoulin Island about starting an underwear line.
Cressman, 53, started Rat Boy
Saturday & Sunday 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
New club for financial GALHARDO
and over the summer, Conestoga College is now home year
to the Financial
planning student and
also helps everyone to
other and have
adds more value to the program,” he said. There were minor start-up problems, Price said, mainly with
a financial plan in the industry
and a wine and cheese gathering. Price said next year should be a better year for the club because there will be more funds thanks to
events, said Price.
you can’t expense.” Financial Planning Student Association has a lot of dedicated people that run the
and try to see it function properly and so things can only get it
year the club
He said problems with the club occurred because it was the first club for financial planning stu-
“It’s a learning process for the people involved in it and also for
industry professionals in contact
with the students and brings students from all three years of the
and his executive board meet with CSI to discuss
Vander Munnik said the speakers invited are usually Christian pas-
Have you ever
tors or speakers.
strolled into the
Sanctuary and found a group of people talking about Jesus or singing songs about Him? If so, then you have probably happened
our speakers based on recommendations from people we trust or they’re people we’ve heard speak before.”
upon Worship Night, held the last Wednesday of the month, except for December and April. Worship Night is held by the Conestoga Christian Fellowship Club and is a chance for Christians at the college to grow in their faith and worship together. It is a night
Conestoga have been from
second-year occupational ther-
any pressure. Anna Vander Munnik, a second-
assistant student andpresident
club include guest
Bible study which
by Pastor Dave Robinson, of Cambridge. Vander Munnik said Robinson prepares a lesson based on a theme or topic and a discussion is then is
There is also a prayer group led by Chris Masciolli that is held on Mondays and Thursdays in Room 3A616 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.
volleyball, a potluck and tobog-
my good friends at Conestoga have been from this “A
dent and president of the club, said
Vander Munnik said this club allows for students to meet different people and
year occupational therapist assistant/physiotherapist assistant
events the club hosts such as getting together to eat pizza and play
Anna Vander Munnick,
out to the
Conestoga Christina Fellowship has been an official club for six
The guest speakers are also people Vander Munnik and vice-president Krista Martin think would do
She also said the club gives people a chance to leant more about
well speaking to a younger audi-
different people’s views as well as
Worship Night consists of speakers coming to speak about Jesus and the Bible as well as singers or bands who perform songs about Jesus and the religious faith.
a chance to
However, Worship Night the only kind of gathering
Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30
club,” she said.
Although Conestoga Christian Fellowship is a club, there are no members. Instead, it is more of a
people make it. “As long as they keep having events and getting in contact with business professionals, it will the
program so much
Although the club is geared toward financial planning stu-
“We’ve realized planning
hard to run
while being a full-time student
and so not many people may have heard about it, but according to him, that is about to change. He said there will be more events around campus. “You'll see a lot more of us within the next couple of weeks.”
tising for clubs
Advertising and getting the word out about the club has been
soon became limit-
boards. This semes-
again and clubs
only have two
said at the beginning of the
year there were not any limitations on advertising and so posters could be put anywhere. However, adver-
in the entire college where can place posters. These boards are located in the main cafeteria and across from the book-
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a club and get the it
gathering held at the school open to
invited to par-
In addition there are different
for those interested in Christianity' to
the students that
fundraising this year. He also said any club is only as good as the
touch with Christianity
“There was no protocol about what you could expense and what said
— Page 13
president of the club, said this the
the direction of the club.
Tuesday February 22, 7:00
416 - 798-1331
— SPOKE, February
Sex icons steam up the boring Serious actors fear being typecast. But, unlike getting slotted into
Mike Bors & Desiree
The sex icon trap is baited in sexy movies like Secretary and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For
actors can't help steaming
men and women
Cruise and Angelina Jolie
always be eye candy. There are, however, a group of average Joes and Janes in will
Sarandon attained sexy
Certain actors bring sex appeal to the set like they bring their makeup
majority of the film
bags. Actors like Susan Sarandon,
James Spader. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Johnny Depp are all beautiful actors but would have never
baseball movie. Bull
her slip and
Her sexuality also shines
to steam, age 58, in a supporting role Shall We Dance. at
Ron Jeremy. one of the ugliest men also one of
People are attracted
Depp's performof the Caribbean is a smoking one, bad teeth and all.
Secretary. Since the sadomasochis-
romance Spader and Gyllenhaal are trapped. It doesn’t matter which new roles these two actors take on, tic
movies that portray him (Ed Wood, Secret Window) Depp conveys sexiness and mystery that few other actors as
they will always carry the essence of the dirty little love story.
to the idea is realisti-
most people are “average looking” means the lover of your life could be just around the corner. Sex icons prove that even the
something you can
“hedgehog" persona is that he embodies the image of Everyman.
Conestoga Room restaurant at Conestoga College’s Waterloo Campus. Doors open precisely at 5:45 p.m., and upon entering the dining find
attraction to Jeremy’s
exquisite taste at an afford-
that the love of their life
Spader and watching
room, the subtle decorations give hints as to what the night’s menu
the sexiest because of his perform-
The female half of this writing team admits having impure about
Johnny Depp is an attractive star, but wearing a dread-lock wig and tattered pirate garb one might
his early heart-
Jeremy is in Hollywood, but he
But why is it that the average person working their mojo on screen can affect an audience?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, in which she spent the
throb, teen-horror roles.
Hollywood who, in the right movie, make the audience squirm.
Rich tastes without rich prices
It’s like he knows he’s the man, he just doesn’t care.
same roles, actors can fall into new trap: the sexy starlet trap.
average Joe or plain Jane can be sexy if viewed in the right spotlight.
I( was unique! garnished with a sliced carrot tht had been transformed into a buttei
and floating candles
for a great
vegetables, topped with
chicken parmesan and thick tomato sauce.
textures of both the pasta an
the taste buds.
The vegetables were pleasing
looking bottles of light-tasting for the bread
for a nice touch
to the table decor.
After a suggestion of what to drink with the evening’s meal, the
of the four courses was pre-
sented. Italian wedding soup with a bread stick on the side was the first
light broth with
pork balls and small
The flavourful meal finished wit most superb of decader
Chocolate cappuccino mousst topped with whipped cream, wa served in a miniature dark chocc late mug, complete with a tin chocolate handle. The plate, drb zled with cappuccino flavoure chocolate, was attractively gai
nished with a fresh raspberry an mint leaves. Needless to say, the generou portions could satisfy a hunger c any magnitude. Tea and coffee was served afte dessert.
Then, with a walloping kick behind it. the suggested cocktail, an Italian screwdriver, was served. consisted of a fresh combination of orange juice, pineapple
always wore a smile. And price
$12.95, not including beverage
and taxes. The Conestoga Room is locate at 435 King St. N. in Waterloo.
mixed green salad with
wins just not enough team
four of their round-robin
games, the Conestoga Condors women’s indoor soccer overcome Fanshawe College in the finals during a weekend tournament, Feb. 6.
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No more By JAS ON
to stay competitive in
and to maintain
keep your movie a little longer without having to worry about being hit with a late fee? recently Blockbuster made another move towards improving customer satisfaction. As of Jan.
Johnathan Berwick, a the 573
Blockbuster location, said once the seven-day grace period is over the item is charged to the customers’
account as though they’re going to
keep the item. “There’s a (30-day) period after
which you can return the item and have that fee reversed on your account and the most you’ll have to pay is $1.75 to re-shelve the that
movie,” Berwick said.
“Business needs to be evolving in order to provide greater customer
Who By JASON
you just want to have it returned,” Berwick said. “There’s no bonus to returning
which is how they set up their membership and signed their card,” Berwick said. “Basically, all balances do have to be paid prior to
cially for the
beginning the new policy.”
He said it came
as quite a surprise
him when he first heard of Blockbuster getting rid of the fees. “I don’t know' if it was always to
up here, but they’ve had pretty good success in the U.S., so that could be something to do with why they brought it here,” Berwick said. Although there are no more late fees, he said people are creatures of habit, and he predicts most will still part of the plan to introduce
bonus or rebate involved. “This specific one was introduced by Pizza Pizza,” Kast said. “They are working presently to have an upcoming promotion through Blockbuster. They started with this promo to get students interested in Blockbuster.”
upgrade promotion started around
Pizza would promote Blockbuster
campus of Conestoga College.
early or anything, other
He said and game “It’s
did go up on Jan.
Has your love underwhelming?
been a bit Try a simple
gesture of affection.
can be just as romantic as a dozen
and sometimes much sweeter.
because the gone up since
September 23 October 22
them make you
Stand up for yourself and
or cross-promotion, meaning Pizza
tion, especially if there is a freebie,
Coca-Cola or Pepsi promos the
went up 20 cents and game rentals w'ent up $1.” New release movie rentals are $5.97 with tax and one-week movie rentals are $4.59 with tax.
best route rather than
are $8.04 after tax for either
appearance can be liberating, but try
not to go too
cut and a
A fresh hairmight be the
some of the
Sometimes the most humble of showing someone you care. Take out the garbage, shovel some snow or clean up the dishes it will be tasks are prime choices for
greatly appreciated guaranteed.
Blockbuster dropped the late fees United States on Jan. 1
in the past.
Johnathan Berwick, a shift leader Blockbuster’s 573 King St. N., Waterloo location, said people can sign up for the rewards program by coming in and requesting the upgrade for $9.99 or they can pick up one of these coupons and get the upgrade for free. “The rewards membership costs $9.99 for the year (if you don’t have the coupon). Some of the perks are, you get $2 off a new release (video) or game every month of the year and you get a couple dollars off some previously at
November 22 December 21
You have no problem dishing it out, but you can't take it. You have to treat others the way you would want
sounds simple but
a matter of
Sometimes you lose sight of what really matters even though you think you're on the right path. Regroup and really think things your
a fling can turn into
an over abundance of fun. Fun an
you have been missing out lately. Take advantage while you can.
for other things in the future.
Leo July 23
Ray Charles said to hit the road Jack and don't cha come back no more. If your relationship is headed for a break up it's best to do it right away so you can both
January 20 February 18
Your idea of romance
off your cellphone and pager for five
minutes of magic. Pay clos-
er attention to your sweetie and they'll
sweeter to you.
Here are a few paraphrased ideas: Respect for the other person — no put downs, no insults, appreciation of different needs and beliefs and recognition of the possible need for separate as well as together time. Safety is of utmost importance — no emotional or physical violence. If there is even fear, there already is hurt. Caring behaviour and emotional support such as listening without judging or blaming and encouraging each other's interests. Inclusive decision-making regardless of earnings, compromising differences
August 23 September 22
Snuggle and cuddle up
content to just be next to them.
including the capacity to share feelings, to be listened to attentively without giving advice (unless sought), and willingness to be assertive about expressing needs.
Communication includes affection and sexual expression. These need to fit the needs of each couple and be mutually is
available to assist
February 19 March 20
You have been AWOL and
Keep warm in their arms and feel safe knowing that right at lover.
avoiding a win/lose result.
turning you into a recluse? Pull
up your bootstraps and get back into the march of things.
with- relationship issues.
a 2nd-year journalism
student in tune with the universe. Visit
thing to have and
A Message from
through before you gouge out
reflexes are tuned up so the out-
can dodge a wrench, you can
viewed products,” Berwick said. He added there are two late charge coupons as well, but Blockbuster has
Being a student and in a committed relationship can bring enjoyment and pleasure and also feel oonflictual in terms of responsibilities and demands on time. A healthy relationship is more likely to withstand the pressures and changes that being a full-time student bring. A local Individual, Couple and Family Therapist, Barbara Pressman, developed a list of primary principles for a
The counsellor at your campus
a three-night or full-week rental.
to do, but
New Release rentals
coupons are going
enjoy any sort of promo-
sometimes hard for you
recently abolished late fees, so those
said Pizza Pizza
with your caring personality this
a coincidence than
time you will do
students are the scratch-and-win or
the price to rent a
college and students
that they’re catering to stu-
John Kast, food services director college,
just keeps the stock in, espe-
and Blockbuster would promote Pizza Pizza,” he said. Kast said the types of promotions that are most popular with
Patches O’Hoolahan said
tions that are located at the
that psychological thing
under the old membership agreement,
standing late fees) are
“Just like any other promotions, there’s usually cross-merchandising
don’t want anything outstanding, it’s
“Unfortunately, (people with out-
policy will be exempt from paying
and redeem it at Blockbuster. That includes the two Pizza Pizza locaa
— Page 15
doesn’t love free stuff?
Students can simply go to Pizza
Week of Feb. -
There is nothing better than getting a bundle of coupons, promotions and rewards. Pizza Pizza and Blockbuster are currently running a promotion in which students can upgrade their regular Blockbuster account to a
charges prior to Blockbuster’s
its late fees.
That means you will be able to keep your rented item for up to a week after its due date without any
market share,” he said. However, this does not mean that people with outstanding fee
on time. “Once they’re done watching it, there’s no reason really for them to hold on to it unless it’s a game. The return the items
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