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Animals die for

Breaking up easier said than done

human

vanity Nearly 250,000

Student Services can advise students on

how

animals, including mice,

cats and dogs, are used as

to deal with failed relationships.

rats,

Water problems

Feature

6 Conestoga College, Kitchener

36th Year

Spoke

Fired

resident adviser

explains

shares story

role to

its

campus

affect

College took various measures to protect Stratford students from tainted water.

test subjects.

By

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

A

Conestoga College student fired from her resident adviser (RA) position has no hard

CSI

who was feelings.

RYAN CONNELL

By

“1

could have done the job but

wanted

The

with friends again,” said Candice Sonke. The Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre fired Sonke

being part of the curriculum of the journalism print and broadcast program was discussed it

at a Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) board meeting on March 10.

less than

and

the

Catherine

Koch,

vice-president

meeting the

for

Put on your walking shoes The walkways throughout the Doon campus are busy they are sure to become even more crowded.

places. With spring right around the corner,

Sonke added for her first few weeks in residence, she was just

per for seven years.

By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

president,

Jon Olinski, CSI past president,

It’s official.

and several board of directors

Conestoga will be getting a

expressed their concerns about the

how

newspaper operates.

Olinski said he

dent centre that will bring together

key services

was a bias when comparing the amount of news coverage being done about felt there

the college administration

and how

stu-

that will

Justin

Falconer,

life.

Conestoga

Students Inc. (CSI) president, said in a school-wide referendum from

much is done on CSI. “By operating independently

March 14

from the college administration, how can that possibly be done when you report to the college

paying $60 more a year to fund the

administration it,”

who

is

overseeing

Olinski said.

Jonas said she doesn’t report to the college administration

comes in the

to the censorship

of

when

it

articles

newspaper.

“If there’s

concern about a story, they don’t see it in advance before it goes in the paper,” Jonas said.

“When

a

I

say

we

operate inde-

nobody monitors what

pendently,

the students are doing except for

me

and,

have to admit, the administration has been wonderful

my

in

I

time here.

“Nobody monitors

wTiat

the

press publishes,” she said. Olinski mentioned how a faculty member resigned and walked off the job a couple of

weeks ago, and

he was surprised not to see an fde about it in Spoke.

Continued on Page 3

arti-

dents

centre.

and

to

who

1

6, the

majority of stu-

cast ballots voted yes to

The exact number of votes

how many were

was not

in the building and how often they would use it. “The initial survey basically gave us the green light to go ahead with more planning,” said Falconer.

enhance both

student success and student

“yes” votes

available at press tune.

Services into

that

new

the

moved

could be building

include

financial aid, career services, peer services, health services

offices as a

and self-serve

new

and CSI

area, as well

learning centre and new'

To enhance stuConestoga a student lounge, a bistro and nightclub, a retail area and an entertainment centre for movies and performers go Exactly what

by going to the CSI office. Each student had only one vote, and if

not be finalized until an architect consulted about how much space

they tried to vote more than once they received an automatic rejec-

available.

tion

message.

which is expected between $7 million and $8

also

into the will

to

cost

million,

new

centre.

be offered will is is

Since some services will be relo-

some sende-

es already located in the area

need

to

move

out.

Where they

may will

to

go

A

from new space.

walkway

10,000 square

stu-

capital

pay $60

development

for the student centre the

fee will

at least

have

to

be

new

expenditures,

tion she

room just

of the project. “The student money is capped $6 million,” Falconer said.

everybody

at the college,

in

new

the

the fall of 2004,

building.

With some services,

an

financial

aid,

535 students took survey that asked whether or not they supported a student ceninitial

Seventy-four per cent said “yes,” seven per cent said “no” and

tre.

19 per cent were undecided. The survey also questioned what kind of services they would want to see

potentially

like

moving

out of the student client services building, there will be

room

there

for the other services.

“There

is

going to be equal space

moving out and the moving in. The services

for the services

services

in

with the college paying for the rest

The new this

fee will

come

who

arc

graduating next year, and as a result will not see nor benefit from the student centre, will

still

have to pay

the extra $60.

Continued on Page 3

at

wouldn’t

strip

“I stuck to the deal

anymore. and I didn’t

any wet T-shirt conhad the job,” she said. “I’m very open about what do but sometimes people take it the strip or enter

at

into effect

September. Students

chance

Sonke said the resident adviser was offered on the condi-

position

will

hair, so there’s a

Sonke stripped on amateur night

go

It

escort-

Roxanne’s, an adult entertainment bar in Kitchener.

in place for

the next 10 years.

was

some people didn’t recognize me.” The residence was also aware

fee.

to Falconer, in order to

dents to see what they thought. In

for

had brown

student association fee and the $40

According

I

ed out by the police,” she said. “But at that time I had blond hair and when I moved into residence I

dents will pay the extra $60 a year on top of the already existing $90

toward $6 million

not necessarily

“After getting really drunk and flashing an employee.

will

has not been decided but Falconer said there will be enough

in the

this semester.

each,

be added to the back. To fund the new building,

staff hired

conflicts in

The former RA said she partied with friends at the residence before she moved into the building earlier

3. 000-

feet

wasn’t hired because they

the building.

added the front of the building and two

storeys,

I

However, residence Sonke despite her past

will be

winter of 2003. CSI decided to bring the idea to the stu-

began

“But

knew me, I was hired because they knew I was reliable and organized.”

new building will be a total of 40,000 square feet with 17,000 square feet coming from renovated space and 23,000 square feet com-

CSI

cating into the centre,

Discussions about a student centre,

may

she said.

The proposal suggests the new building be built in the B-wing hallway, stretching from Door 3 to Door 4. According to Falconer, the

ing

1

She was friends with the residence staff and “they knew a lot about me, the good and the bad,”

will

square- foot

Students were able to vote by going onto the college’s website or

my job,

need the most and use be the most conveniently located,” he said.

most

dent

at

centre

that students

the

quiet study areas. life

"I really didn’t think

new

Students vote yes to

community newspaper as we can," said Jonas, who was previously the managing editor of a daily newspaCSI

meeting new people. about doing was just having fun.”

interested in

operate as close to a

Falconer,

L\

said.

areas of newspaper operations.

Justin

are hired to patrol the hall-

i

(Photo by Kate Battler)

“We do

first

good role models. Sonke said she started out on the wrong foot. "ThajIrU night Wilai ££^A.„ my roommate threw a party for me and ended up being fined for having glass beer bottles in our room,” she

adviser

an educational 'training experience for students providing hands-on learning in all

didn’t

ways, ensuring the rules of the building arc being followed, and who organize activities for students. They’re also expected to be

Christina Jonas,

is

I

the

in

Resident advisers are students

who

the press publishes.”

Jonas said Spoke

hired

place.” she said.

and

“Nobody monitors what

'sfacility

mad because

"I’m not

expect to get

associate

media studies and academic services, and Mark Derro, chair of media and liberal studies.

Spa/ce

was

firefighting student.

with

liberal

after she

It was a fair decision on the part of the residence, said the first-year

and broadcast co-ordinator Spoke’s faculty adviser,

attended

one month

hired in late January.

Christina Jonas, the journalism print

I

and party-

ing

of the college newspa-

role

per and

to start stripping

tests

while

1

1

wrong way and I

guess that’s

are offended by

why was I

it.

considered

bad role model.” John Kobylnik, general manager of the residence, said there were a a

number of things within the residence that led to Sonkc’s dismissal.


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— SPOKE, March 21

,

News

2005

Water problems shut down

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

By KRISTEN

is

the worst place

you ever

found your Easter basket?

MCMURPHY

had been dumped accidentally the water system.

campus

Shortly

evening activity on the first day back from reading week, after a don't-use water advi-

reported,

Stratford

Conestoga’s

What

locked

its

doors

to

sory was issued for the entire city earlier in the day.

March windowsill.

come

in

The sun had

and melted

bathe

all

Barry Rothwell, first-year practical nursing

Stratford

the

washrooms

since

people couldn’t wash their hands.”

was

Linda MacLeod, who

in

hospital brought us hand

Evening classes were cancelled and there was no access to the school after the usual day crowd had left. MacLeod said the decision was

campus

heard the news. She said word got around quickly via word of mouth and radio reports.

office,

made

to close

down

nightly opera-

7 not to drink the water or

response to this event, noting that people had even been going door-

someone ignoring the warnings. “We opened the school back up

after a Stratford resident

to-door to spread the news of the

the next morning,” she added.

water contamination.

The don’t-use water advisory was lowered to a boil-water warning on the following day and drinking

in

it

the

pink-coloured

reported unusually

An

incident

“The

sanitizer for the

tions because of the possibility of

in

investigation found that the

source of the contamination was a spill of cleaners from a car wash in the city.

MacLeod

When

tap water.

the chocolate.”

works

the

after

said.

into

its

town of about 30,000 were warned mid-morning Citizens

“Behind the curtain on the

campus

college’s Stratford

As

it

turned out, about 19

of hyper-concentrate containing the chemical 2-butoxyethanol

litres

praised the city for

news

the

hit the Stratford

campus, the college took immediate action to prevent students from

water was declared safe within a couple of days after the spill. Hospital General Stratford

using the water.

“We

posted signs around the

reported no illnesses related to the

school and put garbage bags over the fountains and over sinks,” she

spill.

Thefts have decreased since alarms installed John Tribe, an employee in security services, said they have noticed a

By KATE BATTLER

“My parents hid out in the garage one time and it

it

was

Chris Moonen, first-year

(DVPs)

Digital video projectors

are one of the favourite things for

really cold.”

business

accounting

ECE

students at any of the three institu-

installed.

Tribe said the college also has plans in place to upgrade some of

More than $100,000 of good have been stolen from the three institutions over the last several

the other security systems but are

months.

services

things to improve

first-year

at

Conestoga

upon the

security

tions.

waiting for budget approval.

According to a March 3 article in The Record, arrests have been in connection to thefts here at

of systems were upgraded and alarms were also placed on DVPs.

Wilfrid Laurier University and the

makes

University of Waterloo, and more

in.

the college,

as

well

as

those at

Rate freeze compensates By AL EXAND RA

M AST RONARDI

cost

of

living

the

at

and Residence Conference Centre will increase by $150 next year to $4,500 for a

Conestoga

shared

room and $4,900

for a pri-

dents

may be

eligible

for

Residence fees increase about three per cent every year to cover

dog’s bed.”

the

Wesley Haynes,

rising

costs

of

utilities

and

an

third-year financial

Next

such

year, utility expenses,

as hydro, are anticipated to rise

planning

Certain sections of the residence

were not receiving hot water

more than 10 per cent. However, some returning

by

easy for thieves to blend

water

form

to determine

earli-

many many

how many

are will

be living somewhere

residence,

the

other then the residence.

piping and technical problems. Students in those sections of the

of the residence,

freeze and are not required to pay the extra $150. it is not known if students faced cold showers who are not returning to residence will be compensated. A review is currently

But

to assess the situation.

All students are asked to

fill

out a

are

how graduating and how

to

er this year after a combination of

underway stu-

campus population

large it

returning

who

other services.

The

for cold

residence are being offered a rate

vate room.

my

across the province, not only for electronics but for vehicles as well.

made

The

in

College and university campuses a favourite target of thieves

are

systems already in place. Four to five months ago a number

exemption.

“Half-eaten

far

along with other electronic equipment like computers, overhead projectors and audio-visual equipment.

College have done a number of

always on the table.” Laura Ludington,

number of new alarms were

substantial drop in the thefts since the

expected to follow. So

charges have been brought against four people, all of whom were not

thieves to steal here at the college,

Security

“My baskets were

are

John Kobylnik, general manager said

the

resi-

dence is trying to track how many people don’t have the opportunity to return to determine whether or not to offer compensation to those students.

“Nothing has been formally

set

up, we’re just collecting the data right

now

to see

this will affect,”

how many people he said.

“My cat’s litter box because my cat knocked down there.” it

Amy Keirstead, second-year ECE

“In

the bathroom

between the

table

the

and

toilet.”

Kerri Healey,

second-year

ECE (Photo by Alexandra Mastronardi)

Rolling Sylvia Nicholas, a

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

prize,

a

GMC

human

up the rim rolls up the rim in hopes of winning the top more coffee than usual during the contest.

services foundation student,

Envoy. Tim Hortons says they

sell


News

SPOKE, March

Students

By JUST|N BASTIN

moved by

The

recent

deaths

of

four

Mounties outside of Mayerthorpe, have impacted people great-

Alta.,

ly across the country.

to fund

tions co-ordinator, professor and former police officer, said the event won’t affect the way local police perform their job.

of what will

in

terms

helj) students.

They

“A

First-year

and better.” “You want the college’s reputation to increase so the value of your diploma can increase,” he said.

the college that

Canada

in

is

for our stu-

dent support, and with a student centre I think we can accomplish

Conestoga president John Tibbits told faculty and students during two forums on March 10. The forums were held to inform students, faculty and staff about the proposed student centre. “We believe what goes on in the classroom is absolutely vital and that,”

we

will continue to

enhance that,” “However, it is becoming clearer and clearer that the educational process is more than what goes on in the classTibbits

Lem

By N ICOL E DEAK Vintage T-shirts, off -the- shoulder sweatshirts and hoodies are just a few of the items marked down at

Conestoga

College’s

bookstore

clothing sale. off sale began

Thursday, Feb. 24, and will run until everything is sold.

Tannis Gayner, lead hand in the bookstore, said their timing to begin the sale wasn’t quite right. “It wasn’t a good week to start (the

sale)

because nobody was

Continued from Page

1

“You operate independently from the college adminOlinski said.

would come from other areas instead of just the $60 a year from the students. He sug-

istration and yet anytime these guys (CSI) do anything, the depth

gested holding events where

faculty

for the centre

of the research

is

unbelievable.

A

revenue goes towards the student

member walks off the job and there’s no story done on it. I’m

centre fund.

just

the

Falconer said they are open to

how

money while

more

to raise

Tibbits

said

they

might go to the community for help.

you we don’t have a vault across the road where the money is kept. We will have to do tell

some

fundraising in the community. Obviously, we won’t get money for a bistro but we can get it for the

make

aspects that will

this a better

college from an academic point of view,” Tibbits said.

Another

student

suggested improving the services instead of moving them all under one roof.

“Why

not just improve the cur-

rent services.

taking a it

in a

It

sounds

like

you are

Chevy engine and

Porsche.

Why

Tibbits aren’t just

pointed out

moving

putting

not take the

Porsche engine and put Chevy,” he said.

it

the

in

they

the services but

they will improve them as well. “It’s not just taking what we

have and putting it in a fancy body,’ he said. “The idea is to enhance our services and introduce

new

ones. That

is

asking where’s the balance, because there’s a lot of things that

happen at the school and they don’t show up in Spoke. “The program is not doing its job, that’s a huge deal,” Olinski said. Jonas responded that she or the

Spoke

reporters

our goal.”

need

be

to

informed by the college community about what happens at the college in

order to be able to write a story.

She said

newspapers rely on story ideas from readers because reporters that is

all

don’t

know

everything

going on around them. said the point of the meet-

Koch

ing wasn’t to critique the coverage of college administration. “I

think

made that

it

Christina

(Jonas)

has

clear that she didn’t get

particular

story

(about

the

teacher walking off the job) and think that

that

shirt

so (the Mounties

view

tion,

where

we do

1

cover administra-

Koch said. “I don’t know would have been talked

that

about, so unless

we have

a reporter

every dean’s or chair’s office and asking them those kind of things, we won’t get those stositting

in

ries.”

Director Leanne Bird, the incom-

how

it

parents

their kid’s job. lot

going to go into this so (the Mounties incident) probably doeshelp those individuals.”

Harrison said the incident won’t affect the way police foundations students are trained at Conestoga because the students only do book work and no physical training at the college.

She said when the investigation wraps up it could change the tactics

police foundations

hit

however, that when a

can have an impact on

n’t

go

help those individuals.”

reduced 20 per cent.

say,

co-ordinator

officers are taught.

“I’m sure they’re going to have an intensive investigation into the

“When you’re out there you’re very cautious and you’re following

items such as long-sleeved shirts

procedure

and short skirts for girls. Gayner said thanks to the

trained but if

proper procedure.”

work worrying that you’re going to get shot, then you couldn’t do that

Although this was a national tragedy, Harrison said there is good

faster than usual,

sale,

much

adding the sale

items are easy to find. “It helps that the clothes are on a rack right at the front of the store,”

she said. “People can’t miss it.” The bookstore will continue to mark down clothing every week until all items have been sold.

Newspapers have

During the forums on March 10, one student asked if the funding

suggestions on

a

the store’s clothing has sold

The 20 per cent

“Anytime this group (CSI) has done anything, it’s in there (Spoke) and usually on the front page,”

all

She did

tragic event gets a lot of publicity

here for reading week,” said Gayner. Also marked down are fashion

said.

It’s

“I’ll

finds

Bookstore sale a

about giving students the support and help they need.”

room.

mother’s not very

Carolyn Harrison,

“better

known

student Kim

start

Tibbits added that as a graduate, it’s exciting to see your college get

best

ECE

will

incident) probably doesn’t

(Photo by Nicole Deak)

they need the help. It’s certainly not a bright, rosy picture for

students

that I’m going to

into this

know

“We want to be

my

say

change anybody’s

didn’t

of my students will say my mother’s not very happy that I’m

my

of

lot

happy

can use their wisdom and experience on behalf of the students who aren’t here yet and who don’t

them, but the fee has got to sometime,” Falconer said.

it

minds.”

“A

1

know what

most

anyone from following a career in policing. “They thought it was an isolated incident and it was really tragic but

Carolyn Harrison, police founda-

centre “Graduating students

the deaths but the event

didn’t discourage

annually

the college needs the

— Page 3

2005

from tragedy

$60 more

Continued from Page

,

Good may come

pay

will

21

and you’re highly you go every day to

job.”

can come out of

that

The Mounties were investigating marijuana grow op and hiding

a

incident and see if officer safety and the procedure that those officers used to go into that place was

place for stolen property

1

30 kilo-

metres northwest of Edmonton.

They were shot by

the

owner when

he returned to the property. Harrison said her students were

might benefit in the future from these police officers’ deaths if they can find out what went wrong and

enhance their training so that this type of thing will be prevented in the future.”

many

‘love-hate relationship’ with

it.

“I think police officers out there

organizations

ing vice-president for the 2005-

ments are critiqued by other peo-

2006 academic

development, have been

ple.

regarding the student centre.

year, said she has

seen a strong love-hate relationship

between Spoke and CSI. “I want to commend Spoke because whether or not it’s against us or against any individual, this is what reporters do,” Bird said. “They dig deep, get the facts and they write what people always like to read which is not always the most positive.” Jonas agreed, saying all newspapers have a love -hate relationship with a number of organizations that they

work

with, including city hall

and the police. “The reason newspapers started was to be a watchdog for society and make organizations and government accountable, and that’s what our students do,” Jonas said. CSI president Justin Falconer said, “The entity of Spoke is very shape-shifting. In one breath you’re saying you’re running like a newspaper and then in another you’re

saying

it’s

a learning environment.

a learning environment for the writers at the consequence of pubIt’s

lic officials

for your learning.

shape-shifting and to deal with

from

my

unfair.

it

point of view

I

that’s

think that’s

ing to define

frustrating

as a public official

Maybe

word but

it’s

It’s

— and

it’s

a cry baby

how I’m

try-

it.”

Derro said the course is very diffrom other courses because

ferent

the students’

work

“We

have to provide the environment that simulates a working environment. We do make mistakes,”

Derro

Director Jessica

Wismer

suggest-

rant for the centre will have to be in

college’s

accordance with the

agreement

with

ed creating an agreement where if anything newsworthy happens in a program or course, that the deans

Chartwells.

or chairs have to e-mail

inform them. Jonas said she would love to see

Noble and Walter Fredy architect, Stephen Lefneski, who will be working with CSI on the student

the

centre.

administration

about

all issues,

Spoke

to

Spoke knows it’s

e-mail

but she

not going to happen. “It’s

like asking a politician

to

give them (newspapers) the dirt on things - it won’t happen. Nobody

would e-mail negatives about their program,” Jonas said. After the Spoke presentation, CSI general manager Judy Dusick presented her incidental report.

noted that CSI

It

is

looking to

hire a student life co-ordinator

who

be responsible for enhancing student life, meeting and mingling with students and determining will

activities

student

and events that focus on and student success.

life

CSI already has an events programmer who is responsible for

Dusick said the meetings also included project consultant

Howat

The incidental report also mentioned Dusick’s visit to a restaurant and bar show where she attended seminars ranging from interviewing techniques for staff to marketing, promotion and event planning, glass and barware, creating signa-

and portion control. lot of information that was very timely in view of the fact that we may, in fact, be running our ture drinks

was a

“It

own

restaurant

year,”

bar in the next Dusick said in her report.

The report also discussed evaluating proposals for a better graduation

photos supplier for next year to

replace Jostens.

“Students are complaining about customer service from Jostens (in

selecting activities and organizing

regards to) late photos, lost photos

them

(and) Jostens not returning phone

The much will

for the

coming school

year.

report doesn't mention

how

the student life co-ordinator

be paid and

if it’s

a salary posi-

tion.

distributed for

Dusick’s report also stated that

There are not many other courses where students’ tests and assign-

meetings with Fred Harris, vicepresident of student affairs, and Carol Gregory, director of student

is

other people to see.

The

report said further details regarding hours, bar service and the restau-

worked out

said.

ongoing

calls,”

think

Dusick said

we can do

in the report. “I

a lot better in terms

of price, quality and service by looking at other options for the

coming

year.”

Jostens has been the supplier of graduation photos for Conestoga for several years.


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Commentary

_ SPOKE, March 21, 2005

Student centre an idea thats time has come Conestoga is the largest college to not have a student centre and if we want to continue to be the number 1 college in Ontario, this has got to change.

Last week, in a school-wide referendum, students voted yes to paying an extra $60 to fund a new student centre along the lo-

wing hallway.

The new 40,000-square-foot building

will

house student

services such as career services, health services and financial aid.

This means students will no longer have to run all over the school to use these services because they would all be under one roof. This will be more convenient for students who just don’t

have the time to be running back and forth between the main building and the student client services building. A college experience is more than just what happens in the classroom and student life is important to the success of any college.

Students are constantly saying Conestoga needs a more visible on-campus bar and a venue where artists can perform. The new student centre will give Conestoga just that. A pub, a retail environment and a new entertainment centre for performers will be housed in the centre. milIt is estimated that the student centre will cost between $7

for our college.

CSI’s student centre communication a step in the right direction

We are in a very competitive market and in order to ensure graduating high school students pick Conestoga as their postsecondary institution we have to continually improve.

working hard

and $8 million to build. To fund this project, students will pay an extra $60 a year. This really isn’t too much to ask considering what the centre could do

lion

both future Conestoga students

This student centre will show and our competition that our school is one that cares about its students and wants them to succeed both in and out of the class-

dent

is

listen to students

Inc. (CSI) is

Conestoga Students

who have

to ensure every stu-

should students pay a fee to go

From March

7 to

1 1

CSI

,

set

booth inside Door 4 to

The new fee is one of the biggest concerns students have. Those who are graduating next year say they will never see the centre so why pay the money? This is a valid point, but graduating students will have the opportunity to benefit from the stu-

about the concept of a student cen-

and what well,

it

would

tell

centre

students

use

CSI created an informa-

tive newsletter that included infor-

that, so they can proudly say they

not a huge incentive.

to

ident,

represent the voice of every stu-

out of this student centre.

College president, and Fred Harris,

dent,

Although the centre will improve Conestoga, the college stills needs to be cautious of how much money it spends on the project. At the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year we had a $ 1.4-million deficit. To reduce it to the $200,000 it is now we had to make cuts to courses, staff were offered buyouts and the purchase of University Heights in Waterloo was put on hold. The last thing we need to do is let this student centre rack up an even bigger deficit for the college that could then lead to even more cutbacks. Financial aid, career services and health services are very important to the success of our students. However,

the college’s vice-president of stu-

should always be striving toward.

most important service this school has to offer and nothing should compromise that. So let’s proceed, but let’s do so with caution.

the

is

education,

from Justin Falconer, CSI presJohn Tibbits,' Conestoga

which

is

something CSI

posed This

is

tle

wonderful to this,

see.

students had very

lit-

talk

of the college.

Now

it is

students are kept

They

-

but that’s

students leave the college,

highly unlikely they will

back

to

hang out

many

come

at the student

bar

of the other services

as peer services

ensure students are kept in

be housed

in the centre

such

and financial aid

could always be used by alumni, but these services are already at the

if

the loop.

college,

what does

it

matter

if

they’re

within the student centre or in the

The job

they

with

did

newsletter and the booth

need to make sure students are

ing and they should be

involved and that they are heard.

for their effort.

Since you can’t expect the students

Once it is

association needs to

Conestoga’s

in the loop.

centre after graduation

Yes,

the

student association needs to ensure

have access to the student

still

that will

information about the progress

of the student centre.

will

Conestoga’s student

project.

Before

means they

of the college which

or restaurant.

dent affairs, each sharing their visions and aspirations for the pro-

be considered alumni

that they will

come

expect in the centre, as well as ters

Yes, I’ve heard the rationale

it.

you — you have to go to them, and that’s exactly what the CSI did. Now they must continue to do

to

The plan is to have the alumni association office located in the new building. As alumni of Conestoga you will be able to use their services, which means you will be able to get something

let-

they’re in their final year

if

and, therefore, will never be able to

include.

mation on what students could

dent centre.

toward the creation of a student

up a

room.

As

know one is why

I

concern I’ve been hearing

informed about the student

centre.

tre

and answer those

concerns.

is

student client services building?

the

This

amaz-

commended

to

is

one concern

However, CSI seems

Hopefully they will continue to

that will

stickhandled

be

to

have

carefully.

be up to the

challenge.

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Police

and media

SPOKE, March

Does

ignoring serious issue

21

,

college appreciate the arts?

The Battle of the Bands, an event held by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) that was supposed to see local talent

music

compete

in an all-out

through. But

fest, fell

Justin

why?

Bastin

possible Conestoga students are just lacking an interest in the arts. It s

Undeniably, the deaths of four officers outside of Mayerthorpe, Alta, nearly two

RCMP

like

since then the cost for a national

gun

are

minute and were banned in Canada 1995. But even after the ban,

previously registered owners of rifles

were

allowed to keep their guns.

The highest amount spent on

how Roszko,

the

registry so far has

been $48 million a year, and in 2004 the spending was cut by the Liberal government to $25 million. costing taxpayers too

it is

much money,

and it will never work, because people will simply ignore it. Since the Mounties were shot all I have seen or heard from the police and the media has been about marijuana grow ops and the crackdown that needs to happen against people

who

Police are not releasing information about

gone through the

Critics of the registry argue

in

assault

registry has

roof.

come

capable of firing 600 rounds per

modified

gun, or any gun, and

gun or any details about the weapon. Since 1995 when Bill C-68 was given approval by the Senate, gun control has been an issue. The bill was the toughest restriction on guns in Canadian history, and

who was

assault rifles

rifle did.

wasn’t protecting his drugs or property - he just hated police.

Opinion

to possess an assault rifle?

weapons

with an assault

Roszko shouldn’t have had

Roszko killed himself. But while police investigate what happened to the young Mounties and wage a war against marijuana cultivation, they, and the media, are overlooking the most important and terrifying aspect of the case.

According to a March 7 Canadian Press article, automatic

man

And he

Hilton

shot,

barred from owning firearms,

cers, a

Paige

Shortly after the Mounties were

did James Roszko,

The

programs.

A plant didn’t kill those young offi-

weeks ago is tragic. They were investigating a suspected marijuana grow operation and hiding place for stolen property when they were shot. Police say James Roszko, who had 36 criminal charges under his belt and was described by his own father as “a wicked devil,” was the gunman.

How

than a relatively small marijuana

grow

op.

illegally cultivate drugs. I’ve

heard

46, got the

The

little

about gun control.

issue here

is

much

larger

if

that

the laws

were strict enough and we had a gun registry that was effective, he would not have had a weapon. According to an in-depth analysis of Roszko on cbc.ca, his criminal charges ranged from trespassing to assault.

Among

the charges

were some involving weapons, but they were dropped. Of his 36 charges, Roszko was convicted of 12.

Illegal drugs

fund and promote criminal behaviour, and the issue is not one to be taken lightly. But along the way the justice sys-

tem has

failed Canadians, the

RCMP

officers

— Page 5

2005

college

known for its technical

is

It

Opinion

excels at training engi-

neers and computer technologists,

week workloads

but musical endeavours don’t to catch students’ interest.

had

to

the

work required

Are students less

Conestoga simply

at

“artsy” than,

schools

like

seem

the

say, those at University of

too

much

It s

to

organize a

for potential applicants.

also possible people

were just

lacking inspiration. Given the songs that get radio play these days it’s

hard for students to find any sort of

scenario took place last

Conestoga when a jam night was started in the basement

inspiration. The music industry seems to focus more on the industry part, and less on the quality of music.

of residence. The night gained a small following at first, then folded

On the other hand, CSI Idol, a singing contest held earlier in the

after only a

saw an impressive turnout. Keeping that in mind, it’s good that CSI continues to try putting on

year

at

few weeks

after sup-

year,

port petered out.

With Battle of the Bands in parit could be merely a matter of timing. The event was to be held ticular,

at

events

artistic

an awkward time for students the pressures of pre-reading

the

at

There’s probably a

lot

talent in the college,

when

takes a

little

school. of untapped

maybe

prying to find

it.

young

and anyone else who has ever been hurt by a gun.

National

Defense

Defence

Rationale

expensive, but a gun registry will protect the rights and lives of It is

Canadians from senseless violence and those who illegally possess weapons.

Great opportunities make all the

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— SPOKE, March 21

Page 6

,

Feature

2005

Was that

Khalilieh added there are already

By PAIGE HILTON

numerous

alternatives to testing

animals,

White, a director at the Animal Alliance of Canada. “It just bog-

discomfort.

gles the mind.”

ly

humans and

by companies

But the cosmetic many products on animals before they are sold to the consumer.

testing

still

Khalilieh

cosmetics,

met

recently

household

Cosmetic testing

ers

in

Canada.

While 90 per cent of animals used are mice and rats, other species like cats, dogs, guinea pigs, other primates, rab-

manufacturers to test on animals. PETA claims companies should be boycotted until they do not test on

The European Union (EU) has all

animal testing

said organizations like

Animal Alliance are working to educate companies and lawmakers on the progress the EU

is

updated visit car-

For that

to

push

alterna-

animal testing the

EU

is

already using.

The Body Shop

which

visit

lists

of compa-

cosmetic and otherwise, who do not test on animals. For companies who choose to

on

animals,

Khalilieh, a values facilitator for

an appropriate endpoint in experiments using animals for research,

The Body Shop Canada, said the company believes “animal testing prove product safety

is

support to others

who

The guidelines have

irrelevant

and unnecessary.” She said The Body Shop wants alternative tests for cosmetics and educates customers and provides are educating

the public about animal testing.

and pain research, just

from

testing

toxicity

cancer research,

name

to

the

that

a

ness, rashes

commonly

stress

skin

and

researchers

can

animals

and other skin

irrita-

tions.

Those and other

should only be subjected to the least pain necessary for the purpos-

Learn your most 2

3

perseverance.

difficult

material

The

first

tests

are used

before cosmetics are sold to the

price of failure

and review

Use mnemonics and integrated concepts

.

like

it

make margin

Hilton)

is

the site said.

is

among

the

Anonymous

returned to the supplier.

She said the products already been mixed are

that

have

still

sold,

but as soon as they hit the shelves, a poster informing customers of the also displayed in the

companies who do not test their products on animals. The site lists Cover Girl, Johnson

mistake

&

Johnson, Oil of Olay, Clairol, Sally Hansen and L’Oreal U.S.A., that produces numerous products

was mixed. Either people thanked the store for informing them but said they would not continue to

Gamier, Biotherm, including Lancome, Vichy and Maybelline,

shop there

among

thanked the store for the notification and continued to shop at the

the products that are tested

on animals. Khalilieh said

The Body Shop

has never used animals to

test its

a practise what

we

preach

is

store.

Khalilieh said customer reaction

it

until they were assured would not happen again, or they

store.

“The most important aspect of the

products.

issue

the

is

public needs to

understand animal testing

is

still

approach,” she said. “Our policies and our procedures have helped us

being done,” said Khalilieh. “The types of tests being used are

along the way.” Those procedures kick into high

so' irrelevant

when

a supplier tests an ingre-

The Body Shop knowing. The testing, which Khalilieh said was not on behalf of The Body

dient on animals without

comes cheaper".

when a manufacturer does this it breaches the agreement it had with the company and any ingredient not already mixed into the product

Shop, has happened twice. She said

irrelevant,

and the

as

a

results are so

being I find it ludicrous.” Representatives from

Cover Girl and tacted

for

unavailable

this

for

human

thinking

Clairol,

PETA

were constory but were

comment

as

of

press time.

mind maps.

carefully for content, highlight only the notes.

Try to study when your mind

Kingdom,

gear

last.

Read once very

.

d.

is

the Germany, United the and

Netherlands

“It’s

STUDY TIPS FROM A MASTER SLACKER 'The price of success

tell

whether the product causes red-

few.

All

animal’s

Skin irritancy tests are commonly used on guinea pigs and rabbits, the website said. The product is applied to a shaved, sometimes scratched, area on the animal and

specifics for

Switzerland,

kill

which dose will half the animals, called a whole

enter the bloodstream.

teaching and testing.”

has been banned in

Physician’s Formula are

amount

penetrate

Council on Animal Care provides detailed guidelines for “choosing

final test, the finished

stance to determine

of the test sub-

out to what extent the cosmetic will

Canadian

the

kinds

body, short-term toxicity test. Skin penetration is used to find

nies,

test

all

The

test,

product

According to caringconsumer.com, The Body Shop, Chanel, Bath and Body Works, Estee Lauder and

different

ping__guide.htm for

are tested for

of reactions to a product. Researchers will give animals a

leapingbunny.org/shop-

one of the advocates well-known most animal testing. Rifka against is

Worldanimal.net in the cosmetic industry.

ingconsumer.com.

And

She said they continue companies to use the

list,

used

on animals

The animals

every two to four months,

has made. for

lists 13 tests

animals.

the

public.

es of the experiment.

their products

already banned

by Paige

You never know for sure which cosmetics companies test their products on animals unless you ask www.caringconsumer.com. or do the research. Lists of who tests and who doesn’t can be found at

requires

for testing.

to

(Photo

Caring Consumer Project, which their site said was founded upon philosophy that no law the

and farm animals are also used

tives to

common

very

aware pesticides, household cleanand pharmaceuticals are also tested on animals. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) set up the

She said nearly a quarter of a mil-

and White

is

but White stated people are less

mals,)” said White.

bits

should

that

said.

numbers of painful sorts of experiences which are a problem (for ani-

monkeys and

scientists

“There is no need to retest, no reason to bring cruelty and death to animals to get information that’s already there,” she

products,

used for testing

have animal not need to be

said

there's

in

pharmaceuticals and pesticides. “(We want) to start reducing the

lion animals are

opt not to test

done.

in

animal testing

also used wide-

is

who

enough data already

White said directors from many to discuss

they feel pain or

if

Historical data

tests

Ottawa

say no, she said, or

researchers

on animals.

industry

on on

historical data.

Humans can tell

testing

including

“To put an animal to death to make sure you've got an OK lipstick to put on - what kind of society do we live in?" asked Liz

organizations

lipstick really to die for?

most important

receptive to learning, not

when

material,

and

you're tired or

distracted.

your

own

words.

5.

Try to recap

6.

Read the instructor's mind. Pay close attention to writes down, or asks questions about.

7.

Participate in study groups.

8.

Take excellent notes and review them before

9.

Make studying your

in

Teaching

last activity

is

a great

topics the instructor repeats,

way

class

of learning.

each day.

before sleeping (something

may

stick!).

10.

Bfeak up your study periods with short (5-15 minute) non-thinking breaks.

11.

Get test-smart. Find out about test-taking strategy and practice

12.

Make the

material meaningful. Think of examples in your

To make an appointment

Wmm

it.

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life.

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Student Services

Office.

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SPOKE, March

Be Cool

somewhat uncool

is

By STEPH BAULK

the

time to shine. Also, there were too

Be Cool was a sequel to 1995’s Get Shorty and was based on Chili Palmer in Hollywood. Chili is sick of the movie business and decides to try his luck in the music business. Throughout the movie Chili comes in contact with Russian mobsters, gangsters, gay bodyguards and Uma Thurman. Get Shorty was a good movie

(Photo by Mike Bors)

The Rheostatics perform at the Starlight Lounge March

and, although

Waterloo on

in

Five —things I’ve learned *~*&m*&s

f

about concerts

safe

to

sequels

BORS

I

couldn’t wait to see her play

my

of

goer, so the fact that I

Starlight

Waterloo.

The

over the Jeremy Fischer incident, let’s talk about Jorane. I had no clue who this woman was before I

saw her but

but they’re very rare.

as people were filing

thought this was unusual but hey, it’s good music, I’ll hear it then twice. Then Jorane came on . .

.

it

opened at 8, so I got there around 8:30 and waited. I was happy

though they “played” about six (I lost count because they all sounded

because

I

It

knew

the

said

much alike), Crowd Interaction Helps

the concert should

A

eyes

as

The

she asked in her sweetest voice

Rheostatics took the stage.

When

own.

By

the time

starting

droop

to

my

felt

I

if

they

left

I

crowd loved her. Of course, everyone cheered and her face

gave

my most scornful look to any-

turned to stone cold hatred as she

the stage around

1

a.m.

the

one and everyone clapping for an encore.

person

I

at

was not the most alert school the next day to say

Know I

before

the Artist

barely I

You Came

knew The

to

Rheostatics

went and saw them.

I

came

close to buying a couple of their

so I could familiarize myself and maybe singalong to some of the tunes they played but I

albums

decided to wing

it.

Big mistake.

It’s

was rather good actually and I plan on buying some of their albums in the not that the music sucked,

near future.

It’s

that

I

it

felt left out.

Everyone was cheering

at

the

beginning of each song whereas

was I

actually trying to listen to

could understand what

all

it

I

so

the fuss

was about. Sarah Slean, on the other hand, I like the back of my hand and

know

growled “good, cuz

I

don’t like you

a nerdy

memory

(expletive)!”

It’s

but

nerdy as when she

not as

looked

the least.

See:

When Uma and John take to the dance floor in one particular scene it seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the movie, and, to say

have to

However, playing

a

beyond

his

I

at

me

for a

good

five sec-

no onds ... straight. No looking away. I felt like the most important person in the room, The Rheostatics were just as involved with the crowd. They introduced most songs with a story about why they wrote it and they told jokes. One of them stared at me too but 1 think it was because the flash from my camera kept blinding him and he wanted to

do give him credit for that goes usual tough guy, ass-

kicking character he usually plays. Overall, I have to say that Be

Cool was a poor sequel to the classic Get Shorty. To save everybody a couple of hours and a few dollars I suggest you hold off on paying $9 to go watch the movie and rent it when it comes out on DVD.

wait until

out on video before

paying to go watch them

in the the-

atre.

John Travolta was good. I’ll give movie that. I’m a huge fan of his and he looked great and did remain cool throughout the movie. There were also a few laughs here and there, but overall I was

the

pretty disappointed.

Vince Vaughn played the typical white guy trying to be black, and personally a

I

think the character was

overplayed.

little

Vaughn did

However,

get the majority of the

laughs. I

think the main problem with the

film

was

it

(Internet photo)

consisted of a mish-

mash of scenes

all

thrown together,

giving each character their

own

Uma Thurman

and John Travolta

star in

Be

Cool, the sequel to

Get Shorty.

Any Conestoga Student is eligible to enter, male or female Compete by weight class, so there is no unfair advantages Trophies<1st, 2nd, 3rd) for every division (19 trophies total!) Overall winner will receive the prestigious Conestoga Cup Compete Individually. competition runs over the course of a day, results will be tabulated and announced, so you wont have to deal with All

crowds watching proceeds go to buying new equipment

for the rec center!!

blinking,

memorize my face so he knew whose butt to kick after the show, Needless to say fast as

I

I

got out of there as

could.

No Matter How Many People You Go With, If You’re the Only One Not Drinking, You Won’t Have as Much Fun: Enough said.

say,

character

Lot:

humour not too far from my Two moments stand out that I will never forget. The first was during a break between songs when

I was The Sea

of

less than ecstatic to see start playing.

behind.

I

Sarah Slean pranced onto the stage, I was hooked. She was very bubbly and sweet with a sense

the time 10:30 rolled around,

1:30 rolled around

that she just

coasted, leaving her acting ability

been

just wasn’t all that funny.

When

Sarah was done before 12 and the doors opened at 8 for her too. By

1

performances,

movie

it

so

be done by midnight and I had school in the morning. After all.

Snakes

in this

that

eager to hear what was next, At the Rheostatics concert, I wasn’t so lucky. The Sea Snakes only

had one sound that made it seem like they only had one song even

beast.

seemed

over and over and,

me

doors

My ferent

ly delivers stunning it

just does-

Although she usual-

have

room. This opening act made

in the

was over ... damn, Rheostatics ticket was a difthen

...

So when

I’ll

n’t act to par.

could

Former wrestler. The Rock, does his famous eyebrow lift scraped.

“what the Her performance of the five songs was great and her sound was not only unique but meaningful to at least two people

in. I

Sarah

I fig-

say that

come

widow/movie producer,

it

2005

(expletive)?”

noticed they were playing Jeremy

CD

a particular-

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least,

,

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about being able Jo see him perform). When I goi to fi Starlight I Fischer’s

am not

many scenes

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Jorane took the stage and began playing a cello and singing, my friend and I gave each other one of

pumped

got pretty

(she’s an

ured he’d be the person to ask). He said there are a few he knows of

Sarah Slean ticket advertised

I

OK

was two so

the cello since he

her as the opening act with Jorane and Jeremy Fischer (I just bought

and

that’s

opening act so I’m not supposed to know her). On the way to the concert, I asked my friend if there were any cellists who sing (he’s played

10,

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CD

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is

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concerts:

his

Act

Opening

Important: Since I’ve already gone

at

had The Rheostatics with The Sea Snakes opening, Here’s what I’ve learned from the

My

some

didn’t have to

ance.

featured Sarah Slean with Jorane as the opening act while the second,

on March

1

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were

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it.

favourites.

pay as close attention to the song so I was able to watch her perform-

been a big concertwent to two in just over a week is so unusual that I had to write an article about I’ve never

I

huge fan of sequels, I thought 1 would give Be Cool a try and see what all the fuss was about. However, after sitting through two hours and 15 minutes of a somewhat go-nowhere movie, it’s

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someone, Henrich said he’d rather be honest and break it off with the girl as opposed to playing games

Relationships can be perfect and everything you’ve ever wanted. But what happens when the road of hap-

also said he’d

if the girl in

tionship acted in the

me

the rela-

same manner.

off until I break

up

been through easy breakups and the ones that tear your heart into a million pieces. So, I took it upon myself to find out how to deal with

of pissing

a breakup. Lynn White, a counsellor with

Sarah James, a second-year student who asked that her real name not be used, is having problems in her relationship. Although she has not

with her,” said Henrich. However, not everyone

is so calm and easy going about breakups.

Conestoga 2004 at the Doon campus, there were a total Services

Student

at

College, said in the fall of

who came

students

of 61

about

counselling

in

yet broken up with her boyfriend,

for

and breakups were the mary reason for 35 of those issues,

come

consumed with thoughts of

stu-

about which

White said when the breakup begins to affect school and the concentration of the student, that’s they

is

pri-

dents.

when

she

whether she should break up with him or not. Since she is worried

relationship

come

is

the right decision,

she finds herself having a hard time sleeping. James said she spends a lot of time talking to friends about it

and

is

now

considering coun-

— Page 9

to

focus on yourself and do the things the relationship isolated you from,

He

2005

the right decision.

break up with me, then I’d appreciate her breaking up with me instead

it

it.

,

hopes that a

counsellor will help her

“If she feels like she needs to

appreciate

does a person deal with a breakup? Whether it’s breaking up or being broken up with, it’s not easy. I have

selling for advice, in

21

hard to do

However, the only way to find answers is to do a lot of thinking and talking about the relationship. Until then, White said you should

and prolonging

How

piness leads into dumpsville?

is

SPOKE, March

like

going

out

with

friends.

Maintain good sleeping and eating habits and don’t compare yourself to other people. Avoid thoughts of depression and if you are having depressive thoughts seek help immediately. Finally, avoid the use of drugs and alcohol because these substances will only cause more stress and create more unnecessary

problems.

Ending relationships is natural and a part of life. It happens to all of us whether we see it coming or not. Dealing with a breakup is never easy and the more you talk about it, the better

you

will feel in time.

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Student Services offers a survey about relationships for people who are unsure about their own relationship or who think they are heading toward a breakup.

in for counselling.

who

are going through a breakup tend to turn to family and

People

friends

first,

them how they

telling

and what happened. If they don’t feel any better, that is when counselling should be sought.

feel

There are no instructions on how and getting

to deal with a breakup,

over

took your friends.

it

individual

an

It’s

same

will never take the

it

amount of time

process,

said

White.

“What you’re feeling is normal, way it has impacted you is

but the

unique.”

So how

do

you get over a

breakup? Well, putting your feelings into words is a really good remedy. Talk to your family and friends, however, if you begin to feel like a broken record, counselling can be

an option.

The counsellor

will

want

to talk

about your emotions and what you are feeling in order to help you cope.

Some

issues

when

things

White said are

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dealing with a breakup,

are whether the person

is

financially

and physically all right as well as what the arrangements are if there

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are any children involved.

According to White, some people want to move on and forget what happened.

just

you don’t neces-

“In order to heal,

have to forget everything.” If you can understand what went wrong in the relationship, you can

sarily

learn

from

that

experience, said

White.

However, once you

feel

over the breakup, there

you

are

may be

EL

times which heartache knocks at

your door again. Days such as anniversary dates, Christmas and graduation bring

some people

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and science, said he

has never found himself in need of counselling over a breakup. He said

when

he’s dealing with an ending

relationship he goes out with his friends and tries to get

mind and then he

finds a

it

off his

new

girl-

friend.

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The win tion that

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tournament.

dance

into the big

Fighting

school heading

Illini.

is

They

the Illinois

point

per

finished their

season by completing three out of four of their goals for the year.

They won a regular season Big Ten championship, a Big Ten conference tournament championship and they obtained the number 1 seed in the Chicago region going into the March Madness tourna-

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man who

game on

averaged 22 points

the season. if

the

Syracuse Orange made it to the final four because they have the poise and experience that remains

first five

isn’t the player

think

he used to be?

But so was Tiger Woods. In the end it was Mickelson and Woods who went head to head to decide the outcome of the tournament.

that shouldn’t matter.

where he only had one

Among

victory, but

naments. In 2003 he broke golf legend Byron Nelson’s long-standing

when he made

He

his

1

streaks,

Singh

Woods

snapped

captured

Player of the Year honours and led the

Tour

in

He

pile of

also earns a

money from sponsors

victories with 42. His closest chal-

tion.

lengers

and Mickelson, 34, who both have 25 victories to their credit. If he plays by his standards he should reach more than 150 victories before he turns 50. That is unheard of! Just how dominant does the golf world want Woods to be? He hasn’t

other golfer will ever touch.

missed a cut in 138 consecutive tour-

record books.

gives

PGA

him

Tour season, but

it

number

1

the world’s

ranking, dropping Singh to number

Woods’ other victory came Buick Invitational. 2.

at the

and

EA Sports for naming a video after

Determination could be seen in his eyes as the putt sank. The win is only one of 42 on Woods’ career and his second of

like

for wearing their clothing

the superstar.

42,

five

for

victories

straight seasons.

age of 50 on the golf circuit, Woods, at only 29 years of age, leads the way in PGA Tour career Singh,

his

PGA Tour

Only one golfer would prevail. It would be Woods as he pumped his fist after his par putt dropped on the 18th green to win the tournament, one stroke ahead of Mickelson.

are

made

14th straight cut.

has earned more than $47 milfrom tournaments.

Nike

active players under the

1

again

1

Before

this year.

why would anyone

So,

Sure, last year he had a less-thanstellar season by his standards

the early

wouldn’t be surprised

— Page

lion in his career

Woods

a multi-talented

is

2005

nearly $2.5 million in his

March

is

He

,

record for consecutive cuts

National Championship in 2004. In the Austin region the Duke

6.

up specula-

a slump.

21

swinging like he did in 2000, a year he won nine of the 20 events he played in. He has already earned

PGA Tour events

Redick. Redick 1

Tour’s biggest names, such as Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Retief

is in

Goosen, were atop the leader board at the Ford Championship at Doral

Four Tournament. It’s a tournament where any one of the 64 teams could emerge to win the National Championship. Let’s take a look at the college teams that will be the favourites and the ones that could be Cinderella surpris.es throughout the

The number

The stage was set. The Pro Golf Association (PGA)

also clears

Woods

Florida Gators and the Connecticut Huskies. The Huskies won the

Blue Devils are seeded number 1 and are expected to make plenty of noise as they bid for the championship. The Blue Devils and coach Mike Krzyzewski are on a high after they beat Georgia Tech to win the Atlantic Coast championship. The Blue Devils have an explosive lineup led by senior forward Daniel Ewing and junior guard J.J.

Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) Men’s Basketball Final

number

Tiger roars to

March

Let the

SPOKE, March

Woods

is

the ultimate golfer.

He

breaks records that no

He is

He

and perfec-

strives for excellence

back

number

at

1

and

I

don’t think he’s going anywhere.

There Tiger.

a reason his

is

He is

gives up.

fierce, strong

Woods

name

is

and never

will continue to

roar through the 2005

season, clawing his

PGA

name

Tour

in

the

National 2003 their Championship. Seniors that remain from that championship team are forward Hakim Warrick and guard

from

Josh Pace.

Expect a lot noise to be made from the Albuquerque region.

ment.

The

surprising

number

seeded

1

Washington Huskies will go as far as guards Nate Robinson and Tre Simmons take them. Washington did win the Pacific - 10 championship but they lack a dominating presence in the middle and it will be a challenge for them to go far in the tournament.

The

Wake

Demon

Forest

Deacons, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets,

The

boast a lineup

Illini

that

includes gritty players such as for-

ward James Augustine and guard

Dee Brown. Brown, who averaged 14 points per game in the regular

this year is no different. They have an impressive arsenal, which includes Adam Morrison and Ronny Turiaf. Turiaf is a talented forward who, with a good tournament, could earn himself a place on a NBA team come the NBA draft in June. With hard work and dedica-

the Big

reach the final four.

The one team region that

may

in

the

tion the Bulldogs could find

Chicago

give Illinois

some

The North Carolina Tar Heels are pick to win the National Championship. They are the num-

Eagles.

The Monarchs

1 seed in the Syracuse region and sport a steady defence, which includes guard Rashad McCants and junior centre Sean May. May averages 1 1 rebounds a game.

nament

for

the

.

in St.

time since

Louis April

the

in

game

an intramural game against the Cleveland Steamers, 5-4.

Coping

wlt-H

Stress

not to eliminate stress but to learn how to manage it, even use it to help us. Raise your awareness of your stressors and your reactions to them. Don't ignore, your problems. If you fai/ed the first test of a course, decide what you can do to increase your chance of success next time. What can you ch ange? Can you avoid or eliminate the stressors? ft re you working? too many hoursP Is this interfering? with your educationai goa/sP Can you reduce the intensity of your reaction to stress? Are you making a diff icult situation a disaster? The presentation is on/y 5 minutes in fength and worth 5 % of your grade. Can you take better care of yourself building your physical and emotional well-being? Exercise, sleep, nutritious eating and watching what you smoke and drink all add to your physical

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rebounds during the regular season. The tournament will conclude with the National Champion being

crowned

won

In part 1, we discussed that stress is the continual change that we all face in our everyday lives, and that we respond to these changers in different ways physically, emotionally and mentally.

team record

first

saves the puck

of Steel

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER Stress and Stress Management

Montreal native Juan Mendez, who averaged 24 points per game and 1

Other teams that are expected to in the Syracuse region are the

The Blades March 9. The Blades

1970. Their front court features

contend

Jayhawks,

set a

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with 28 wins on the season while the Purple Eagles reached the tour-

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in the tour-

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my

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end of the tournament. A couple of sleepers

Stoudamire.

Southeastern conference champion

them-

selves as one of the final four at the

problems could be the Arizona Wildcats. The Wildcats are led by forwards Channing Frye and Salim

the

Cardinals

people and

Ten conference player of the year and must have a major impact if the Illini want to complete their final goal National as prevail and Champions. I predict the Illini to

was

season,

the Louisville

and the Gonzaga Bulldogs are all expected to make a splash in the Albuquerque region. The Gonzaga Bulldogs are always a favourite to step up and surprise

2.

goal

is

,

health.

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