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High in the ska

What’s cookin’ good lookin’? Restaurant run by food and beverage

A Boston band mixes

management program

music

to

Conestoga’s board of governors

show.

looking for three

News

Conestoga College, Kitchener

is

new members.

8

2005

14,

9

New governors needed

high-energy

Monday, February

stuff.

Feature

produce a

Feature

hot

is

several genres of

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— No. 6

36th Year

Rae Review creates hope By DESIREE FINHERT

towards grants for about 95,000

low-income students, loans

A

post-secondary education

may

be more attainable for low-income students if the government implements Bob Rae’s recommendations released Feb.

7.

Rae, the head of the post-secondary education review' board, released his report,

A

Ontario:

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

release

the

that

goals

education, opportunities for

more

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

is

one

of the

by Jennifer Ormston)

name

most hectic days

year

of the

for her.

3.

CSI presidential nominations announced

access to the best education in the world,” said Rae.

RYAN CONNELL

would make a good president

to

represent the students. Afterwards,

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) will be voting for its new president for the 2005-2006 academic year

the

The seven

directors

tomorrow'.

vice-president

were

Current

president

Justin

a Conestoga graduate, and board member Jessica Wismer, a third-year marketing student, are

Falconer,

candidates

participate

in

a

question period.

members

and the only

the

eligible to run for the

president's

position.

All

eligible

candidates must be able to serve a

the only candidates running for the

term full-time of employment and have received a

paid position.

passing grad the previous semes-

The board of

directors

and cur-

one-year

ter.

Wismer and Falconer

are not

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

stu-

The nomination process position opens on the

first

available for

May

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

CSA

RYAN CONNELL

proud that

I

helped the alliance

OUSA 140,000

actively participate in the review of

The

president

of Conestoga

Students Inc. (CSI) resigned as the president of the College

Student

Alliance

(CSA)

in

December. CSI president Justin Falconer said it was his choice to no longer be president of the association although

mail

when questioned

he wouldn’t say

stepped down.

CSA is a

in

an e-

why

he

non-profit,

non-govemmental association

that

represents student-governing councils at

Ontario colleges.

CSA repre-

sents 16 colleges, 23 councils

and

103,984 students, speaking as the voice of the students to the provin-

government! “This was my choice

cial

CSA

(to resign as

president),” Falconer said in an e-mail. “The Rae Review had finished and I was, and still am.

post-secondary (education).

It

was

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

in

sity students at eight institutions in

Ontario.

A

CSA

loans

ty.

incomes. Rae suggested that there be no

In

lire

Kac

review,

calls

ior

<X

com-

that every qualified stu-

By JAMES CLARK

not

new

pres-

increase in tuition until the student

Conestoga College graduate be making his way down the red carpet at this year’s Oscars cer-

said.

students

College’s student union president

college

Jonathan Irwin

Conestoga students.

month

at a

general

graduated from

Conestoga in the mid-’70s, co-produced the documentary Hardwood. The film is nominated for best documentary at

short subjects category.

“This -

,

is

who

The

CSA

the

until

Once this is done, he recommends that institutions set tuition levels, but that the levels are pre-

and affordable

for students.

Continued on Page 2

to reclaim his first

fam-

has been working

at the

including

president’s job

unpaid, volunteer position.

will

accompany

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

is

an

Starr to the cere-

another family later

Vancouver in

to

start

Chicago. Years

Hubert’s father returned to

who

Starr,

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

business

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

president this

who

program

National Film Board of Canada for

at

Falconer said his work on CSA initiatives benefited all of Ontario’s

currently acting

Peter Starr, the film

what

was phenomenal

student association fee.

is

is reformed and government has made

assistance system

Vancouver

will

Stan

each year.

as president until they elect a new'

their

ily.

May.

students,

reflect

Conestoga grad up for Oscar

comment.

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

that

1

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

position.

rates

at

dictable, transparent

he did and he will still be with the CSA in a consulting capacity,” All

would

means.” That statement is supported bysuch recommendations as giving student assistance programs $300 million. This money will go

CSA.

Binns

that

investments in the education sys-

chairperson and Sheridan

“Justin

government

allow graduates to repay their

tem.

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

to

dent in Ontario will find a place in

ident will continue the role as president until

than

and part-time univer-

college or university regardless of

Wismer were

Ottawa. The

more

represents full-

for the

president

assembly

lis-

at the post-secondary level, through funding and transferabili-

emony.

By

Bob Rae

tened,” said Alison Forbes, president of OUSA.

A

Falconer resigns as

Undergraduate

(OUSA)

tion

dent is scheduled to work approximately 37.5 hours a week. The new' president will not begin

Falconer and

The Ontario Student Alliance

business

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.

federal

mitment

dent activities.

new

Rae’s recommendations include increasing accessibility to educa-

“legislation that enshrines the

By

of study for lowand middle-income students and

for

reform are straightforward: great

that

reflect the costs

“It’s interesting

how

these

little

happen in your life that motivate you in what you want to

things

do. is

When

it

pays off big

like this

it

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-

enrolled

try.

“It

with

was

a very

great

hands-on course he said,

instructors,”

adding that he knows of at least four people from his graduating class who are still working in the industry.

Continued on Page

2


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— SPOKE, February

14,

News

2005

Colleges have been given

Now deep thoughts Conestoga College

...with Random

questions answered by

random

very high

‘a

Continued from Page

What was your worst Valentine’s Day experience? “My

girlfriend’s

came home

parents

early unexpect-

would have been a nice La Senza night, if you know what mean.” Collin Brown, 19, first-year computer

edly.

It

I

1

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.

A

student’s

ability

transfer

to

dance and

Valentine’s off

a ladder.

I

fell

colleges, during a

1

23-page report,

meeting with the Ontario College Presidents where he had been

Scott Boettger, 19,

briefed

computer programming analyst first-year

on the contents.

Council will review the report

at

Rae has recommended

that the

provincial government invest $1.3

and universi-

billion into colleges “I

was dumped over

Internet

the

two years ago.”

Amy Kunz, first-year

19,

business

administration

management studies

by 2007-08. This will include: $700 million for quality improvements and innovation; $3 80 million

ties

for expansion of graduate educa-

and $160 million for new enrolment and outreach programs. tion;

In a Feb. 9 press release, president of

Leah

Casselman,

the

always by myself. No no husband, no fiance.”

Continued from Page

Agnes Majcher,

23,

business administration

management studies

liked the

work

couple

of

offered

him

Starr did and, after a

contract a

extensions,

full-time job

in

Toronto.

spend

day making everyone else’s day great starting at 5:30 a.m. in a

“I

He

all

said

role.

“Rae’s

validates

report

what

have been say-

was refreshing

work

with first-time director Davis.

“He was

fantastic, very

open and

easy to work with.”

Board

Davis and

of

123

A

in

Leader

in

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

communities

in Ontario,

faculty

full-time

increase

num-

OPSEU

represents 15,000 facul-

and support

ty

took

more than 2,300 submissions and in total, more than 7,000 Ontarians contributed to the review.

One

of the next steps in reform-

ing the post-secondary education

staff at Ontario’s

government

to

report

consideration

into

take the

community colleges and 1,700 sup-

deliberating the budget,

port staff at six universities.

be delivered in April.

David Johnson, president of the report

is

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

www.raereview.on.ca.

other

talented people.”

The Oscars

will be broadcast live

from the Kodak Theatre Feb. 27

at

8 p.m.

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.”

all

have some words of wisdom for students graduating

Canadians

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

to celebrate

it

The

secret is to surround yourself with

Starr

where

grad

“First of all, you’ve really got to

StaiT contin-

that’s

to

in

love what you are doing.

Wednesday, Jan. 25.

7

when which may

from the college.

on

a.m.

Feb.

that

for film

as soon he saw the nomination go on the academy’s website at around 8:40

ued

The

place.

review boards said they considered

system will be for the provincial

bers.”

Starr did

Starr said he called

flower shop.”

Lindsay Fendley, 20, second-year business

to

Doucet. “I think

ing about the quality of post-sec-

friends in the evening. it

phone interview. comprehen-

quite

Ontario:

report,

as

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

is

sive,” said

Young

1

boyfriend,

report

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

“The

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

faculty.

but that he had just returned from a

ribs.”

Rae has recognized

said

the urgency of the problems for

and to increase full-time

dollars,

ondary education

chance to read the

cracked three

stabilize post-secondary education

addressed.

and government organizations. Tibbits said he had not had a

a

for

(OCUFA),

OPSEU members

colleges, universities

was decorating

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,

programming analyst

“I

Tibbits

profile:’

students

at the

ny. Paul Haggis, of

governors seeks members

administration

management

By JENNIFER

studies

ORMSTON

nance procedures ute for potential

Conestoga College's board of

“Being stood up at a Day movie, 50 First Dates, last year.” Valentine’s

Tony Santos,

19,

first-year journalism

print

-

and broadcast

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

to

have

representation

on

the

board.

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

“(These members) give the board a sense of the college itself.” Knowledge of board and gover-

is

an ideal

nominees

Webb. would be excellent

attrib-

to pos-

for (the

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.”

meetings,

the

at

the office of the sec-

Mullan. Completed forms should

be

taken

monthly

members

to

Charlene Cloutier,

Mullan's executive assistant,

in the

finance department of the employee services building, located between the day-care centre and the Student

Client

In addition to attending

board

bulletin boards throughout the

retary-treasurer of the board, Kevin

sess, said “It

on

college and

Services Building

at

Doon campus, by March 0. An election will be held on

the

1

April

would also be assigned to a subcommittee and they would be

6

required to attend those meetings

“Otherwise, if an election is not run and someone goes in by accla-

on a regular

The

basis.

board meets from September to May. with some months off, according to Webb. Nomination forms will be posted full

if

there

tion in

is

more than one nomina-

any category.

mation, they would be notified by a letter,” said Cloutier.

For more information, contact Cloutier at 748-5220, ext. 3233.


News

Love

SPOKE, February

the air

is in

Conestoga student

Just don’t forget the valentines and roses ORMSTO N

By JENNIFER

sending holiday of the year.

afford to sell

In addition to cards, such tokens

The month of February has been

tionally

tradi-

associated

with

Valentine’s Day, a holiday to hon-

our

Valentine,

St.

the

,

third century

owner

soldiers despite a decree prohibit-

Flowers Bridge Street

ing them from marrying; he was allegedly killed for this crime. In

Prior to his execu-

tion,

he sent her a card, the world’s

first

valentine, signed

“From your

of

Waterloo,

another story, Valentine was a prisoner who fell in love with his jail-

is

industry and

ral

Parsalidis,

“We’ll go out to

she

said

By JEN

programming

student

in

Christopher Rohrbach said

her

planning

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

a

Gissing, a first-year student in

store will stock a

romantic

the

good

evening

dif-

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

selection

is

mechanical

and quantity of roses.

14.

the

distance relationship.

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

to 30.

attended the conference, including scientists from NASA and

She commented most people buy

“But,

you come

if

ficult in at

5 p.m.,

chances of red roses being At the last minute people will take anything

are

a

in

endured

“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

companies

surrounding the year’s most romantic day disappoint them.

research.

the

The

to

Channel's website rychannel.com.

www.histo-

at

“We simply cannot to sell

the

them

same

ages,

History

may

for only one rose

afford,

(roses) for

price as

we

that is left.”

be a result of

S h a

Brown, a

at this

time

Long-stem

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

in

to

calendar for her

doesn't

boyfriend.

being alone on

14;

said

to Ali

her regular

sell-

dinner.”

ing price

$35.

is

though,” she said.

it

so

much

more

about sup-

on

cards are sent for Valentine’s Day,

Valentine’s Day.

It is all

making

ply and demand.

We simply cannot

it

the second-largest card-

dent,

“We’re going

Hartman

“We’re not making

money on

a

Baba

doing

interesting

don’t pretend to be an

stu-

said

she

expert

mind

geology

in

at

all.”

Robert Gissing,

Conestoga student

Valentine’s

for

Third-year woodworking student Steven Hewick plans to purchase his girlfriend a new cellphone for at least $100.

200 people

an amateur and

“I’m just

man-

agement

the ones

“We pay

third-year

than $100 on a poker case and

Hewick the

Sandhu,

she spent more

from $55 $60 a dozen Feb.

Approximately

Mona

said

price

on

the

I’ll

I

range

roses

were Middle

first-

student,

however, during

a

year accounting

florist

exchanged

n

highly coveted flowers of the year.

Ingrid Hartman,

greetings

w

the drastic price increase of these

normally do.”

Valentines

engineering

popular purchase on Feb.

a dozen.

throughout

GALHARDO

It is

Valentine,” an inscription that has

according

soil

eat, too.”

First-year

your

said

Parsalidis

Mars

first-year

computer

Regardless,

in

a

clothes for the special day.

advance.

red roses are the

Brown

to order

bouquet

IC on

most

Nita

simulates

accounting student, said she will buy her husband $100 worth of

empty-handed

eran of the flo-

who

to

avoid leaving a flower shop

vet-

performed wedding ceremonies for

er’s daughter.

best advice

Ingrid Hartman, a

same

for the

Hartman’s

ebrate the day:

revered

a priest

them

normally do.”

of love as flowers, chocolate and jewelry are often exchanged to cel-

patron saint of lovers.

One legend says in Rome, Valentine was

we

price as

— Page 3

2005

14,

Day. “I haven’t been single for a

while so I’m First-year

OK with

it.”

woodworking student

“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

skiing.”

Valentine’s Day.”

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

Mars Dunes

Mermaid

Pathfinder site.

Gissing

an amateur black-

is

who works

smith

with a group

of people called The Dark Ages

College lapses on ISO registration

Reenactment Company, who are trying

On

1000.

B y JAN ET

M ORRIS

was not

“It

maintain once

The number

college in Ontario

1

that

expensive to

we were

has let its 9001 International Standards Organization (ISO) reg-

year to have the

istration lapse.

in to ensure the quality standards

Conestoga College's vice-presi-

costs approximately $10,000 a

ISO

auditors

come

were being maintained.

dent of finance and corporate per-

formance said the quality system not gone;

it

is

just not registered

is

“We

“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

point

istered

the first college in Ontario to be fully registered.

The

Mullan said

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,”

said Mullan.

“We

felt

in

ISO

at this

there wasn't

a huge advantage at this point in

time to remain ISO registered.”

grams and reducing program hours

quality

registered.”

vice-president

increase the

corporate performance

college’s deficit at

$200,000,

is

currently

down from

$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

colleges

would have received had

some cases. The Ministry

standards

The

of

And,

colleges

traditionally

Training,

that

suit

chair of quality

and

went it

professional after

ISO

is

cur-

education

assurance

development,

when

the college

registration in

1999

was

the

college’s

system,”

the sign at the entrance to the

like trying to

fit

really

had

fit,”

provincial

is this

simulated

order to

in

Mars, you need

He

know how to

so to

live

to

such as

roads on this the

soil

According

on

basic build

soil.

some of some people at

has already sent to

soil

NASA who

are interested in

some

it

teachers in ele-

who want

to use

lessons about space.

in

“My hope is that this is a good enough simulation to be able to do any kind of research with.” he said. Gissing

is

starting a

company

called Harder-Gissing that will

make

sell the soil.

Anyone

can

website, www.tre-

visit his

interested

hemia.ca/hardergissing, to view

she said.

The new

Why

important?

it

in geol-

at all.”

mentary school

biage of our processes to match the order to

pretend to be an expert

as well as

to stretch the ver-

in

“I’m not a geologist,” he said. “I’m just an amateur and I don’t

things

said.

“We

actual soil.

Road. Smaller certificates baring the ISO logo and Conestoga College president John Tibbits’ signature remain in offices and hallways

a square

and to create

it

the closest thing he could to the

Gissing,

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

However, he

This lead Gissing to do

soil.

research about

Homer Watson Boulevard and Doon Valley college on the corner of

AD

own he then wantout how to make

his

obviously didn’t have any Mars

The ISO logo has been removed from

year

in the

ed to figure iron on Mars.

ogy

within the college.

did not feel right. “It

in

said Koch.

rather than business.

them

receive $2,000 less per student than

not

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

sons.

did

Colleges and Universities

ISO language

November 2003.

the

in

there not been a freeze.

Mullan said the decision was not made because of budgetary rea-

but

budget to

college’s

Edith Torbay, said estimated

ies

accommodate the increases. Conestoga has saved money

ity

offinance and

increases

government

provincial

time to remain

Kevin Mullan,

The

at the

lege

ed standards

there wasn’t a

registration

lapsed last spring.

ISO

felt

huge advantage

through ISO.

through staff buyouts, cutting the number of general education pro-

and school boards.

In 2004, support staff and faculty

received pay

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

universities

registered,”

how

understand

to

was made

iron

a presentation on

standards

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-

it

as well as

obtain prices.

will

(Photo by Janet Morris)

Certificates baring the

logo can

still

ISO

be found through-

out the college.

“I'll

do

OK,” he say

I

it

and if I fail that’s “At least I get to

said.

tried.”


Page 4

— SPOKE, February

14,

Commentary

2005

Rae Review will move education forward Now

that the

Rae Review has been released offering

ommendations

rec-

for post-secondary education in Ontario,

hopefully a decent college education wall no longer take a

back

seat to universities.

the former premier of Ontario and the head of the post-secondary education review board, released his

Bob Rae,

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.

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

been able

walk

to

out seeing red

and pink

stuffed animals branded with

heard concerns from

all

areas of the educational

to faculty to administration,

and

that

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

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No unsigned

my cellphone telling him my day. I have spent half of

my weekend see him, even

celebrate the

most romantic day of

rather

do

the year, Valentine’s Day.

year?

No

account,

I

thanks.

my

have decided

bank

bitter

about the fact that

Why?

filled

holiday

Day

Because

don’t like the colour

see, I

my

tance

pink,

this

year.

cinnamon hearts make

me cavimake me sneeze.

am

Valentine’s

ties

and flowers

can’t see

a pair of

earrings or boxer shorts say

you?

I

love

Why must I be expected to my boyfriend that I love him

show more today than any other day of year?

the

going

to

Tomorrow he is still be the same great

stuck

is

is

Day

my

is

and

work. So the truth

at

And

and flowers and the chance gooey-eyes

those

at

to

him.

I

ships are pretty hard. trust,

patience to I

It

Day love the

holiday or loathe

it's

here and

front of

my computer

it,

hard to ignore so

lasts for

it.

it

we might

as

or at least learn to

Besides, the day only

24 hours so

over before you

it

know

will all be

it.

And to all those people out there who are in a long-distance relation-

takes a lot

and

have spent hours upon hours

my still

we

well embrace

just

have discov-

communication make it work.

I

Valentine’s

it’s

long-distance relation-

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Conestoga. Whether

tolerate

Over the past year

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Day on

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do

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although

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all

can look forward to celebrating on

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kind of want the chocolates, hearts

of

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is I

has

it

it.

Valentine’s

boyfriend because he

So

just don't see the point in act-

worth

since

on a Monday

boyfriend that he was yesterday. I

time with him. And,

this love-

on a Monday. You

relationship

hurt, chocolate gives

when does

photo shoot just to spend some

currently in a long-dis-

jaw

Besides, since

Mm

make.

am slightly bitter about this whole Valentine’s Day thing. I am most

skip

to

can

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if it is

or two. He’s a reporter/photogra-

1

Valentine’s I

a confession to

in a car just so I

pher and I have even spent the day following from photo shoot to

that.

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Celebrate the most romantic day the

make fun of the people who

have racked up

I

on

reservations have been made, all to

ship and can’t see their significant

other today, cheer up, the weekend

in

talking to

is

only four days away.

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14,

— Page 5

2005

SkyDome renamed Rogers Centre Shakespeare once wrote that a rose by any other

new

smell as sweet and he was proba-

Jenrtifer

SkyDome was

I

Hpwden

get

was a

$580 million

the stadiumrcost to

touch the floor as I sat in the hard plastic seat but I loved every

build.

The company

is

planning on

second of

doing major renovations, giving Jays players a salary increase and

renaming the

structure.

18 of 30 major-league stadiums

have

now

sold their

naming

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-

rights

to corporate sponsors.

Ever since

SkyDome

I

was a

little girl

it.

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

Sadly, the

heart.

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

fraction of

the

has had a huge dome-

Back

Chatham won

the official

What’s next? Buying out the

Denise

The anti-smoking propaganda

cigarette packs.

decor, they will be let off with a

see

thing

it

once again.

I like to call

warning.

soci-

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

It

hasn’t been intentional, and

now

that I realize what I’ve been doing I have vowed to change my ways, but I still have an underly-

Kristen

McMurphy

ing sense of guilt thinking about

on sorting household garbage It

as a

shock to me.

recy-

I

thought that was good

I

enough. But no.

Maybe

can’t count

my dishes

came and

I

— and

I

grew up on

a farm that I’m not familiar with

proper garbage disposal.

times I’ve

usually one of

beverages.

For the next month, rants fail to

the garbage can without a second

these pretty

thought about

just tossed

if restau-

*

somehow incorporate new signs into their

As

is

such a

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

month

front, not the back).

you're going to get addicted, and oops, may even get cancer.

should

I

say drop-kicked) with a

$250,000

fine.

We

Yes, yes.

all

know about

fetal alcohol

spectrum disorder and all the bad things that can happen to junior if mommy likes

wee

me

bit

too much.

a giant king-sized

is

the matter with socie-

am

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

baby.

Am we

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

are mindlessly

handing away

I

more than

capable of making decisions for yourself. If not, then perhaps you should rethink bringing zi baby into this world and raising him or her.

We how

are taught

to

make

throughout

from day one

decisions.

life

we

are

And

shown

what kinds of consequences those decisions

Making is

I

you're an expectant mother,

think you should be

may

bring.

decisions for ourselves

not a privilege -

And

it’s

a right.

one that shouldn’t be overlooked and thrown away. it’s

it.

no-no in management.

that’s a big

the world of waste

Broken

it

This no-fault clause cop-out.

restaurant will get slapped (or

What

screaming for pregnant not to drink any alcoholic

in

Apparently

because

it’s

how many

broken something

properly.

cle,

will,

and free-

As a teenager and adult, you know that if you start smoking,

ty? If

women

I

rights, privileges

doms because, “Oh, I didn't know that was going to happen?”

those shiny, laminated pieces of still not up. then the

But give

you

if

this

break!

for restaurants to sport

placards, or billboards

on a

article

new organics recycling program, came across a lot of information

if I

stove are generally along the

however, after

her drinks a

to

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

mandatory

Opinion

what I’ve done. While researching an

you

to introduce

If,

card are

a vicious thing that has

It’s

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.

Even

CN

Opinion

plastered on our TV screens, in newspapers and yes, even on our

little

if

dome by

the

our

Muller

I

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).

now,

name. However, it

to the

kept

came and updated the dome doesn't mean it should be able to change the name of it as well.

not reach them.

Allow me

collectors.

is

business by the fans be named by the fans? Just because Rogers

no-fault clause.

been abusing our garbage

can’t a structure that

why

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

And

stop at just a building, not rename the whole city?

in

etal

I’ve

go

Why

There had been more than 150,000 entries and a total of 12,879 different suggestions. Watson’s was the name then-

The

Respect your local garbage person

We

dome

the-stadium contest.

The

Why

entries.

fans and the public are what keep the dome alive.

in

name-

Tower and renaming it too? Rogers tower? Tower of Rogers?

The

named

originally

"SkyDome”

the

all

have to change?

1987, two years before the opened, Kellie Watson of

I

Chicago-based group of investors, late last year. It

my

in

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

the

with

screens and a

face which

bly right.

But if that’s true, why did so annoyed when I heard

dome

ing the

name would

glass

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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

something

not

supposed

to

placed in a box labeled “sharp” or

This

be

household garbage.

If

my parents’ house,

we

toss

our regular recyclables into a bin and drive them to the recycling depot. Larger non-recyclables pile

up

in the

shed

until

when we

haul

it

Dump

all to

Day,

the township

dump. The rest of our garbage

I

to

me. Maybe I’m

know

for a fact

I’m not the only one. everyone else obeyed

that

rule

my

news

is

ignorant, but

thrown out with regular

At

similar, for safe pick-up.

honestly say that while walking

my

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

all

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I’ve just

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to real-

ize this after three years of living in the area. It

makes me wonder

how many

people aren’t properly sorting their garbage.

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that

I

am.

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my

lead.

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— SPOKE, February

Page 6

14,

News

2005

Alumni association generous Donates money By BRENT

GERHART

doll

going

is

Once Association of Conestoga continued to support the

Alumni

The

new ways

college in

at its

Feb. 7

meeting.

The

order of business was to

first

new

consider donating $3,000 for a

firefighter

pre-service

known

to those

who

use

it

is

as

due to having to be shared between the four programs for many years. falling apart

was

Monica Himmelman,

the

Tucker said he received a

Town,

GALHARDO

By JEN

director of development and alumni relations, asking for the

bird handler at African Lion Safari,

maybe wonder what

would be

that

who

was mainly

nearby but

On

Feb.

Wilfrid

fair.

2 Conestoga College,

are

Laurier

said Petersen.

University,

Guelph

of

University

and

University of Waterloo sponsored the

annual job fair held

1th

1

RIM Park in Waterloo from until

at

10 a.m.

This event was an opportunity for students to meet potential employers,

interested then that’s fine,”

still

as well as a chance for the

human

Trish Cherri, a

co-ordinator year

resources

Lion

African

for

was

said this

Safari,

their fourth

job fair and she was

at the

students

recruiting

3:30 p.m.

they don’t and they

if

for

summer

employment. Students with a good attitude are

$5,000 dona-

their

The annual fund is money donated to the college from the alumni association’s budget and dispersed for necessary expenditures, except

although year

Gibson

Regional

we were

job

the recruiting

fair,

been there on previous

office has

“We can

almost any-

one as long as they have a good attitude and are willing to work.”

occasions.

She

train

said there

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

valued, however,

is

not have to necessarily be

it

does

police

in

foundations.

“We

like to see

people from

schooling

ferent

backgrounds

because they bring different to the job,”

skills

she said.

According people

dif-

at the

to

Gibson, a

job

fair

who

lot

of

This

is

not a job you can simply

out an application

for.

Once

completed, those

who have been

involved in their

community with

said.

volunteer work,

have completed

fair

Some employers were

really

looking forward to this year’s

the use of science and technology

said

to investigate a crime.

recruiting

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-

fair.

Jon Bcaudin, a guide co-ordinaKeating Educational Tours,

last

year was his

first

year

and he hired three people. 11c said he expected to hire more students from the job at

the event

the

pre-testing

has been

According

to

of people he those

who

Bcaudin, the type is

looking for are

love kids, love travelling

al

fund, that’s

my

Himmelman

perhaps,

she

was

I

do the annu-

I

portfolio.”

she

said

is

con-

vinced she knows where the annual

fund’s “It

money

goes.

does not go into any operation,”

she said. “If (someone) gives $5,000 we’ll put

Monica Himmelman, develop-

that faculty

ees didn’t

know a had

and

fund,

into the area that (someit

does not go

into the day-to-day operations.”

The

was

Alumni

Association

of

Conestoga will hold its next meeting on March 10 in the Student

and employ-

lot

it

one) designates, but

relations officer,

said at the meeting that she

concerned

about the

misconceptions

Client Services Building.

(Photo by Jen Galhardo)

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“It’s certainly

IS

INSTITUTE' OF

post-secondary education and have

and only 300-400 were hired as

fair this year.

that,

unfamiliar with the hiring

process for policing.

Ontario.

job

tor for

for

totally

had Cherri worried. “We were afraid we weren’t going to have a good turnout,” she

African Lion Safari

thought

being naive because

alumni association of

Robertson’s

to

Safari booth, the beginning of the

human resources co-ordinator

Waterloo Regional Police booth are interested in forensics,

Jenny Petersen,

came

Although the afternoon brought a good turnout at the African Lion

Trish Cherri,

said, “I

Brett Tucker,

All

visited

the

ing

it

attention that a lot of people are

fill

turnout

truly

that,”

less than

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

is

been said we were going to buy the doll from the word go.” “It’s

expecting, however, the

ty standard,

the said

was only her second

it

at the

of

Police

who

ers.

good quality,” Robertson said. Although a lot of the questions about the jobs available were pret-

Kelly

“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-

Cherri.

Const.

was

Other employers had full-time

and are willing

Waterloo

she

positions available.

164 employers attended the job fair.

said

June.

about the available jobs. This year,

work,” explained

Himmelman appalled.

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

to

ities,

available for the

long as they have a good attitude

almost anyone as

train

Tibbits’ salary."

students variety

employers attending to answer questions and give information

can

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.

“We

do with

outgoing.

the jobs available at the job

it

to

to

and are responsible, confident and

looking for students living in Toronto or the surrounding area. “We hope that the people live

like

what

vis-

ited the booth.

Petersen said she

discussion, the alum-

“I

a faculty function and there

motion carried over from the 13 meeting, alumni decided

John Tibbits’

much

After

salary,” said

Conestoga president

Jan.

Dr.

Himmelman.

ni association

three-hour meeting.

was

be a costume character? Well, these were just a couple of

or

of $10,000.

total

fair offers

and outgoing, and

tic

ever dream about being a

Alumni

tive

exactly the type of people

Do you

letter

Association of Conestoga’s execu-

Annual job

to

donate $2,000 from their awards funds for entrance scholarships

In a

relations officer

time, they had not because the cost wasn’t

how much

mean I’m going to get it.” The alumni association agreed

at the

development and alumni

Ingrid

Tucker,

Brett

I,

President

into

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

operations.”

from

because

each year, for a

some

a price to say

meet

applied for the scholarship does not

day-to-day

into the

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

went.

“The (annual fund) does not go

the

past,

each.

“Just

$5,000 we’ll put it into the area that (someone) designates, but it does not go

However, unlike years

money

about where the

and operations.

for capital

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

(someone) gives

“If

Alumni Association Conestoga president, said

ciation for

consider creating

to

scholarships

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.

Brett Tucker,

of

new mannequin.

entrance scholarships.

and para-

medic programs. The current mannequin, which is

the

Another issue brought forward at the meeting was the possible creation of two new applied degree

administration, police foundations,

Randy,

was known,

association unanimously approved the request for a

new mannequin and association

to cost.”

the price

for the law and security

mannequin

better

for

on February

members

18. 2005. Secretary-Treasurer of the Board (Kevin Multan)

Closing date for nominations. Lists ol

nominees

to

MARCH

be posted on campus

10,

2005

bulletin

boards on March 18. 2005,

not a job for every-

body," Robertson said.

ELECTION DATE: WEPNE3PA.Y, APRik&..?M5


:

7

:

News

Polar participants take the plunge Feb. By DAWN

HASSON

Doing something

a

little

where participants jump into Conestoga College’s backyard

wild can

be exhilarating, especially

if it’s

for charity.

So consider participating

in

the

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.

Human By

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

down

1B21 and ask

for Nichole Jiminez,

who

the event programmer,

will

Code

and safety

1:30 a.m.

asked to get pledges prior to the jump. Students, staff and faculty can are

many pledges

get as

minimum

A

A

prize will be given to the

most

And

$ 20 Last year. Polar Plunge participants raised $2,582. A hole in the pond will be dug

enough

that

it

will

be

the

ice

will

thanks to a part of the Human Rights Code

class on the fourth floor, but the elevator only goes to the third

post-secondary

stu-

cold

stay frozen,” said Jiminez, referring to the mild weather in Waterloo

drinks available outside for the

people watching the event.

includes students with disabilities

dents.

ity's commitments to providing equal access to educational servic-

es for

Marian Mainland, the co-ordinaa workshop on the

human

code Jan. 21. The code states that everyone in Ontario must provide equal rights and opportunity without discrimi-

dation must be

who have

made

unless

This

may

means

the

college

to

do

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. '

Accommodation with

disabilities

make

the transition after sec-

ing statistical information for monitoring and preventing discrimina-

The Ontario Human Rights Code

and expand the

would cause undue hardship

Once

students

for

involves

three

Recreation centre

(Photo by

emphasizes the right of the student

Dawn Hasson)

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

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Every student who is registered with disability services must have a diagnosed disability. All accom-

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to

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games. But some

sports are also included.

This year Conestoga College’s recreation centre will be looking for both college and high school

students

work

to

at

the

March

Break camp.

Marlene

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

some

College)

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

March Break

falls

within

the

same time frame. The camp runs from March 1 4 8 and

to

$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.

“We

Athletics co-ordinator,

is

The camp has a fun camp

for

kids ages four to seven and a sports

and games camp for kids eight

to

13.

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

week, here

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floor,

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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.

“Hopefully

.

member from CSI

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creative jumper.

of

lately.

staff

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— SPOKE, February

D

Big By

14,

Feature

2005

helps revitalize ska music

BRENT GERHART

album

worked

better has really

in

At a time when ska music

resur-

is

facing and gaining the support of

one middle and the Kids

fans throughout North America,

band has placed of

itself in the

D

the hype. Big

all

the release of

With their

“We’ve been getting

good

really

How

Goes,

It

album on Springman

first

Records and

first

full-length

album

anything negative about

it."

“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

ing their

many

fans,

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

show, like

do request

many

other bands, fans

different songs

which

are

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

comes before

“Pride

you

fault,

so

if

get too proud, you’re going to

knocked down,” said Rogan. “But I’m proud of it.”

get

Steve Foote, the group’s bassist, said

How It Goes was what the band

had been working towards since 1997 release. Shot

its

By Lammi.

“We spent two years recording it between tours and a year before that just

writing

“By

Foote. felt

it

back

all

the

the time

it

songs,”

was

said

finished,

when we listened we were really psyched.”

so old. But to

it,

“We have

fans that

we

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

Since ’98,

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

done

its

“It’s

going to get

is

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

it

tiling,

but

forever and

finally kids started to like

it

again,”

said Cuttler. “They’ve gotten sick

as well.

because we’re doing something different than most other bands that are in the same scene,” he think

“I

adds a

said, “it

that

ality

come up and

request the weirder songs that

all

think 2005

better,”

some songs

all

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.

“We

sound awesome.”

from

rarely played during live shows.

but are only on four of the five dates.

same

said even though certain

we

“1

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

Rogan

first

bands who have been doing the

even

said that he, like

the

we’ve

their appreciation.”

the horns

was

“It

he said.

that

been U'ying to get into are finally

Rogan

and the

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

Table.

D

cessful year for both Big

Kids Table and ska music.

their favour.

little bit

of individu-

you might not get from

other bands.”

way music

Foote said with the

D

“It’s

totally cool

if

does, but

it

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

would help

the

band

in

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

“We

this

have health insurance,” he said. “Being able to afford to get sick would be nice.”

Rogan

their

“We’ve been touring a it’s

P.

lot,

and not

just a ska band, but if w'e

rock band,” he said, “I would have just as much

were

in a

we

of one tiling and they feel like hear-

think

ing another.”

popularity, or lack thereof.”

pushing themselves to make the

Foote said 2004 was a very suc-

Rogan

said

things for Big

D

and the Kids

Table’s success, including websites

style of music,

that

(Photo by brent uernart)

Rogan, Big D and the Kids Table guitarist, sings backup while playing at The Shadow in Guelph on Feb. 3.

Sean

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

the

is

flowing nowadays, it is possible for and the Kids Table to gain Big success in the mainstream market.

he

credits

many

the

band

really

is

“We’re not

know

other than their own.

just

“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

around” he

we’re said.

Paul E. Cuttler, Big

band

is

D and

the Kids Table trombonist, belts out a tune at

getting rave reviews from critics

and fans

alike.

also helps.

of ourselves, the

“We’re

best

we

band

realistic.”

For more information on the group, check out their website at

www.bigdandthekids table.com.

(Photo by Brent Gerhart)

(Photo by Brent Geihart)

The Shadow. The Boston

good

full

Big

D and

the Kids Table bassist Steve Foote focuses on playing

his guitar for the

150 people who showed up

for the concert.


Feature

Cooking up a storm

SPOKE, February

14,

2005

— Page 9

Waterloo campus

at

Conestoga’s food and beverage management program provides hands-on learning HANCOCK

By MELISSA

here to

The Cooking

is

something

that takes

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

manage

to

pull

things together.

“We’re training classical cuisine,” he said. “The students are

become managers one

day.”

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

instructing the

students at Conestoga.

Second-year

Laura

student

Knechtel, 22, said she enjoys the

program because there

is

room

to

be creative. “There’s more hard work than some would probably think,” she

such a group effort and

said. “It’s

if

you don’t get along with someone, you have to get past that.” On Feb. 1, Knechtel was the host to about

30 guests

on-campus went really

at the

restaurant and said

it

well.

She was

the creator behind

the

evening’s Italian-themed meal, she said,

and her job for the night was

to

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.

Working

in the kitchen is her real she said, but she also

passion,

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

program

at

better. It’s

leges to

kitchen for students to learn

in.

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

menus seem

to be

she prefers

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

she said.

scratch.

how

cook

to

“They know your strengths and

We

give each

resident

Conestoga College food and beverage

management

students run a

restaurant several times a

week

at

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

“It really

gives a basis for

how

he

ing

to cook,”

know-

said.

Bernhard said the diploma program has been running for almost 26 years and has offered a handson approach the whole time.

“It’s

nice that they leant to serve

(and cook),” she said.

"It’s a

good

learning experience.”

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

“A

came

lot (of students)

in for

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.

said.

You have

to

at

Visitors,

Dining

and

then

Conestoga

Room Menus.

a good price

Boston bibb salad with feta cheese and curried beef bobotie and yellow rice.

The dining room a bar and a

full

is

equipped with

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

it

is

then up to the

student to cost out the

make

menu and

sure the ingredients do not go

over the budget. “We are not out to make a profit,” she said.

Bernhard said

always

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.”

down

New

apple and cabbage salad are just a

One mistake a lot of students make when entering the program is

selves.

ing a

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-

into

constructive criticism.”

Bernhard said the students do all menu planning and put all the meals together themthe marketing,

getting

weaknesses.

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

you’re

before going to school.”

region or even in Canada, he said,

the kitchen and decided they want-

Philips, 50, said she has

other

know what

for the best establishments in the

Food and beverage students dish out good food MULLER

just not

made from

Faculty teach students

By DENISE

Jen

student said

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,

popular.

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.

the

first

Day

is

a

it’s

difficult

room during

semester, but things die little

in

January

and

always booked.

at 5:45 p.m. and dinner is served at 6 p.m. sharp. Reservations can be made at 885-

Doors open

0501

and

walk-ins

are

rarely

accepted. Beverages and taxes are

not included in the prices.

See review.

Page

14

for

restaurant

(Photo by Denise Alan Smith, 21, places some bread sticks in a basket in the kitchen at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus.

Muller)


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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

on

their Boards.

One

of those positions

is

for a

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2005

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— 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

skin irritation.

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

current beige

the

because, while

equally effec-

it is

tive as a disinfectant,

causes less

it

clogging in soap dispensers.

Barry Milner, manager of physi-

new soap

cal resources, said the

a good choice because

is

provides

it

the disinfectant qualities required

and meets cleaning understand

“I

it

capabilities.

have fewer

to

phosphates and be more environmentally friendly,” he said.

Too many phosphates

The

manager

resident

for Martin

Maintenance,

Building

Chris

Hinsperger, said the cost of the

new soap

is

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.”

The

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.

used

“It is

other schools and

in

he said. “It’s it has a less offensive fragrance and it is more similar settings,”

more

cost effective,

The

transition period for phasing

in the

As

new soap should be

short.

of water stimulate the excessive

used up, the new soap will top up Conestoga’s dis-

growth of algae which causes oxy-

pensers.

in bodies

II

viscose which prevents clogging.”

the old soap

is

(Photo by Janet Morris)

Remember

wash your hands

to

soap

with

for

a minimum

10 seconds to eliminate bacteria.

of

Conestoga College website needs a you’ve ever used one of the

links

college's computers, or just looked

Why

If

one, you’ve probably seen

at

may have even used the state

it’s in,

frustrated with

You

And, with

it.

and balanced, looks

like

it

was

cre-

dawn of time - when the first became a household

commodity.

The layout alone is enough turn one away from the site,

to let

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

the

bottom

colourful,

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

so

are

the

them

surfer

as

bright

and

prone to

is

advertisements

instead of acknowledging

them

as

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

ed

only headshots.

and

through Although the

reorganized.

site

may be

available

to help students,

faculty

and the

serves as

more of

general public,

it

a hindrance because of the poor

assumes he

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

names.

give the surfers a visual idea of the

that

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

college?

the

surfer clicks

on the

Faculty and Staff link, he naively

dimiss

alone the colour scheme. links are

When

website

ated at the

Some

words.

Muller

too.

it

(www.conestogac.on.ca). And it needs help. The home page, though bright

Internet

Denise

you probably got

school’s

the

It’s

it.

on those pages are the same. not just have one sub-page for everyone to access - neither current sub-pages require pass-

facelift

Instead,

What do

The main page needs to incorponews and upcoming events on page. Who’s coming to the Conestoga College? What events

Search.

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

must.

The

rate

site,

able.

although helpful and to

time Conestoga College’s

It’s

lege has been

available on the

mostly necessary, needs

too cluttered and not

website got a

to grab attention to the page.

school’s

site is

very user-friendly or maneuver-

are running? This needs to be there

The information

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.

be .sort-

It’s

the site reflects that.

There’s more than just books at the bookstore By JASON

SONSER

Conestoga College’s bookstore offers

more than just

the textbooks

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.

The ing,

list

includes a range of cloth-

writing

clocks,

material,

mugs, beer

giftware,

steins

and

decals.

Mary Andraza, manager of retail and campus services,

operations

said selling such items

service

to

increasing

students the

is

as

an add-on well

as

bookstore’s busi-

include

these items) because

we’re sort of the only

retail outlet

woodworking magazines,

snowboarding magazines, Maxim and so on. “We sell bus tickets and we sell software. (The software) is academically priced, so

it’s

that

we can so

obtain

it’s

at

academic

dents.”

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

students.

Andraza said one of the magazines offered, the Canadian Business

“Some of

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

we

decided to

start

a

small code -book section,” she said.

Andraza said

the bookstore has a

Fairly extensive

nursing reference

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

fic

include

field

now.”

One of the more unique bookstore

she

sells,

items the

said,

mahogany desk clock with

is

a

a brass

plate for $29.95.

The bookstore’s items include

its

popular-selling

“We have

is

bears

which

our most, popular clothing

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Andraza said the bookstore also very comprehensive line of dictionaries in English, French and Spanish.

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sells a

it!

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One leads teddy

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

teddy bears.

a bonus for stu-

on campus, so it would make sense we would be selling these sorts of

The bookstore also ety of magazines

books, so

the full

version of most software products

pricing,

ness.

“(We carry

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

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2005

14,

Learn online with Ontario Learn

Local retailer

By JANET

undies at

sells

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

Scarborough

to get

nered to develop and deliver more than 575 courses to thousands of online students each semester.

it.

Somehow, they managed Brian Doherty, 52. and Glen

Brown

Inc.

room

they

the clothing and

the

apparel busi-

entrepreneurs was

just thought they’d ask their kids

200

and their kids’ friends to find out what would work and what 2002,

Rat

its first

Boy

When

order.

being slang

the pair

went

to pick

for

(Lucknow), McPhail’s, Meldram

Doherty’s (now retired) and Cressman's, who was nicknamed Rat Boy. The two threw on Brown afterwards, because

(Meldrum Bay),

the University of Waterloo Shop,

TGIF Casual Wear

(Wiarton),

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

they thought

name up

a

it

would spice

was

to

underwear, which

sell

in

to

A valid all

student card

In addition to

briefs

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

is

and

on discussion boards students can

delivered

online

through a combination of specialty websites such as FirstClass,

WebCT and ing

Blackboard conferenc-

systems.

The courses

are

a

form of instructor-led independent study for those who cannot attend classes on campus on a regular basis.

An

re-read the information.

“You have time to mull over the postings and really think them through to let them sink very important.”

in,

‘If it’s a student’s first experience with the courses they usually have a few questions about the technolo-

learning

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

support

is

provided

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.

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Rat

pants,

be required to

March Break Camps Once again Conestoga College will be offering

748-3565

Ball

Camps will

Mon,Thurs 4:30pm - 6:30

Prices: $

1

run:

March 14th

25 per child

$35 per child your co-operation.

Intramural Days and Times

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Prices include skating

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pm

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Wednesdays

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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

underwear (boxers,

ladies’ underwear),

which

is

gy,” she said. instructor facilitates

tions,

in

instructor,

bookstore.

required at

Activate YourI_/fe!

are

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

for

thing else,” said Nequest.

Julie

said because the courses are posted

T-shirts, tank tops

Recreation Centre. Anyone without a

Thank you

said.

more from each other than anyCourses

uing education.

sometimes learn

BRING CLARITY TO YOUR COURSE WORK

but onto Joe

Boy Brown makes pyjama

times to gain access to the

valid student card will

Nequest

Boxer’s too.

someone

Scotland already.

fee,”

brown underwear.

Brown underwear,

EBay

home on your time with a nice cup of cof-

he other students are very sup-

brown

country.

also sold four pairs

own

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

They have

so nice to be able to learn in

is

from Germany will flyover to see the underwear line and hopefully pick it up for sale in that

of boxers over

“It’s

the comfort of your

1

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

company

investors

March,

semester.

the

Although they have sold brown gotchies, they originally started

In

home.” Nequest is an online student herself, taking body and nutrition this

little.

away as some

Germany.

educa-

Students can interact with each other and the instructor to enhance the course material.

this business.

at

Outfitters

to continue with their

tion at

them

The name Rat Boy Brown came from a co-worker of

Bay

them

on the

Bacchus Wines, Lines Clothing

Gender

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

RBB

letters

have

up, they found that only half had

there is no store Doherty and Cressman can call their own, the two have managed to encourage

underwear)

but luckily

back.

And sales have steadily increased ever since. Although

‘gitch”

and the

shifts or

young families and might not be

pairs of undies to a silk screen

front 13.

“Some people work

er. Instead of the ordinary rat logo, they wanted a set of lips on the

wouldn't.

Conestoga

at

Ontario College,

irregular schedules who could not otherwise attend classes.

memory for the when they sent

not-so-fond

of

Shirley Nequest, said she thinks the courses work well for students with

after-work traffic on back.

way

A

co-ordinator

Learn

hit the

when they incorporated the company in May 2002. They

Inc. received

The

for the drivers.

some merchandise,

lose

ness

Dec.

46

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

On

fit

(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.

Brown

to

boxes

Cressman, 53, started Rat Boy

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Feature

New club for financial GALHARDO

By JEN

program

planning

financial together.

much

After

and over the summer, Conestoga College is now home year

Planning Student

to the Financial

Association.

Matthew

Price,

a

third-year

planning student and

financial

The club

consideration last

know each

get to

more

also helps everyone to

other and have

social interaction.

adds more value to the program,” he said. There were minor start-up problems, Price said, mainly with

dents, everyone

is

a financial plan in the industry

ticipate

club

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

is

funding.

better.

year the club

is

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

dents.

events.”

with the students and brings students from all three years of the

had

first official

running.

He

said

new club

the

Get

brings

Price

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

“We choose

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

my good

“A

lot of

at

Conestoga have been from

friends

second-year occupational ther-

any pressure. Anna Vander Munnik, a second-

assistant student andpresident

club include guest

bake

p.m.

financial

sales,

in

Room 3E19

Bible study which

there

is

a

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

led

held.

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-

make new

friends.

my good friends at Conestoga have been from this “A

stu-

dent and president of the club, said

Vander Munnik said this club allows for students to meet different people and

ofthe club

year occupational therapist assistant/physiotherapist assistant

in the

speakers,

ganing.

apist assistant/physiotherapist

learn

make ter,”

events the club hosts such as getting together to eat pizza and play

Anna Vander Munnick,

more without

come and

Events

out to the

lot

of

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

years.

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.

ence.

a chance to

However, Worship Night the only kind of gathering

not

is

tfie

club

holds.

Every Thursday from 5:30-6:30

club,” she said.

grow

spiritually

and

have fun.

Although Conestoga Christian Fellowship is a club, there are no members. Instead, it is more of a

do

people make it. “As long as they keep having events and getting in contact with business professionals, it will the

he

program so much

bet-

said.

Although the club is geared toward financial planning stu-

the

in

“We’ve realized planning

of

all

that

Price explained

it is

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

all.

ed

Advertising and getting the word out about the club has been

diffi-

Vander Munnik.

cult, said

to the

ter the

CSI

soon became limit-

boards. This semes-

were changed

limitations

again and clubs

only have two

boards

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-

they

store.

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students

financial

business industries.”

a club and get the it

and attend

a profession

is

gathering held at the school open to

She

invited to par-

the Sanctuary

in

In addition there are different

this club.”

for those interested in Christianity' to

come

the students that

to

fundraising this year. He also said any club is only as good as the

touch with Christianity

in

GALHARDO

By JEN

to

how

planners demonstrating

“There was no protocol about what you could expense and what said

— Page 13

planning students

president of the club, said this the

2005

14,

the direction of the club.

Price

“It

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— SPOKE, February

14,

Entertainment

2005

Sex icons steam up the boring Serious actors fear being typecast. But, unlike getting slotted into

Mike Bors & Desiree

Some

Finhert

The sex icon trap is baited in sexy movies like Secretary and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. For

Movie Trends

Depp

up the

actors can't help steaming

set.

Tom

like

Beautiful

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,

through

James Spader. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Johnny Depp are all beautiful actors but would have never

baseball movie. Bull

even

attained pin-up

in

not

status in

in

The answer

her slip and

and

Her sexuality also shines

bra.

an

in

for

its

otherwise typical

Durham.

to steam, age 58, in a supporting role Shall We Dance. at

pornography

lies in

Ron Jeremy. one of the ugliest men also one of

numerous

adult films.

cally

People are attracted

Depp's performof the Caribbean is a smoking one, bad teeth and all.

Secretary. Since the sadomasochis-

ance

romance Spader and Gyllenhaal are trapped. It doesn’t matter which new roles these two actors take on, tic

Even

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.

a

average

to the idea is realisti-

looking.

Because

it

in

loser

The

most people are “average looking” means the lover of your life could be just around the corner. Sex icons prove that even the

in Pirates

at

something you can

will be.

in

“hedgehog" persona is that he embodies the image of Everyman.

contraire!

is

The

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

think, "Ew'l”

Au

exquisite taste at an afford-

able price

ance

that the love of their life

Spader and watching

dressing followed.

room, the subtle decorations give hints as to what the night’s menu

is

thoughts

since

HANCOCK

the sexiest because of his perform-

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