Wrestlemania 21 goes Hollywood
took less than a minute for this year’s show to sell out in Los Angeles. Sports
College job fair another success More than 40 employers came to Doon
seeking graduating students.
Monday, March 28, 2005
Conestoga College, Kitchener
By DESIREE FiNHERT
“Donald trained one apprentice •
The goal of
this advertisement slogan from Ontario col-
leges on bus shelters, but only you’ve been to Ottawa recently.
will raise education funding to the national average. Ontario colleges
You may have seen
Dave Lindsay, president of the Association of Colleges of Applied. Arts and Technology of Ontario
explained the adver-
board of governors their meeting on March 2 1
are ranked in
campaign is to persuade MPs to approve $400 million in funding by 2007 and SI 50 million by 2008. This amount
0th of the
1 0 provinces per-student revenue.
Lindsay said only $200,000 is being spent on advertising. He compares this to the million-dollar ad campaigns launched by Ontario
a wonderful suc-
commenting on the communities’ participation at round table and town hall meetings
across the province.
government) really got our agenda front and centre.” However, Lindsay said after the (the
Rae Review was released there was a cooling off period. “It had a shelf life of a couple of weeks. It got a lot of press and op-
ed pieces and one week
Lindsay compared the media and the government’s reaction to the
leges speaking about the campaign,
and the ad campaign launched by universities, which are
also vying for a funding increase.
touring Ontario col-
Queen’s Park. Lindsay said ACAATO bought every' bus shelter ad space around Queen’s Park. He then added that there were only six shelters in the area.
campaign to tell 40 or 50 people around Queen’s Park “This
are vying for a
hoping the provin-
dations made by former Ontario. Premier Bob Rae in his review of post-secondary education, released 7.
opening line of Tale of Two
the best of
the worst of times.”
Lindsay said the ad campaign’s purpose is to keep the heat on the government.
“We have got to keep the noise up on many fronts,” he said, adding he is concerned that health care
about funding,” said Lindsay. The ads are filled with facts and figures, which are geared toward
Lindsay said during the post-secondary review process colleges
could take the bulk of the provincial budget’s funding if ACAATO’s
influencing politicians before the
government and media
campaign is not strong. Continued on Page 3
unusual amount of attention.
Police foundations and LASA teacher Andy Kanetsch gets his head shaved by first-year police foundations student Andy Mercier on March 17. He also had his beard and moustache shaved after his students raised $3,600 for tsumani relief. See Page 3 for additional photos and story.
Queen’s Park present petitions on funding
By CHANTELLE TiMPERLEY
Minister of Finance Greg Sorbara. Conestoga Student Inc. president, Justin Falconer, said although the
provide for their colleges. Falconer said he thinks college students should be a greater priori-
ty because they are putting their
The College Student Alliance (CSA) will be heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to present peti-
and postcards signed by people upset about the lack of college
“People need to is
By PAIGE HILTON
who is respected by students and colleagues. When Carlyle tent teacher
to talk to a college
Business teacher resigns
Conestoga College’s program has
Mensink said he was
to reconsider but declined.
worse than the prison system in Ontario,” he said.
Falconer mentioned the campaign is mostly targeted toward the deci-
Falconer said Conestoga is suffering because of a deficit, and that
college on Feb. 18 and sent an e-
speaks for the province’s college
mail to his second- and third-year
there are three colleges close to
determine the budget.
Colleges are joining in an effort to encourage students to log onto
students shortly afterward explaining why he left.
campaign needs more media attention and public support to affect the
but there are three colleges that are
could have continued
choices of those decision-makers
CSA ments is
at colleges across
the only official organization that
or sign post-
cards at their student government offices to send the
message to the Ontario government that colleges are in need of more funding. The website gives students the option to send their personal stories to
Premier Dalton McGuinty and
when it comes to colleges. One of CSA’s strategies is witty
advertisements about issues like the low funding, in
automotive jobs and health care. Falconer said the government has
in telling people broke they are, and in focusing on issues other than education.
student centre Fifty-six per cent of students
cast a ballot in the student
on non-financial implicated decisions, like the pitbull ban and the smoking ban,” he explained. “They’re trying to do these noncost decisions (in an effort to) win
them public favour.”
ment was campaigning, they were
paying $60 more a year to fund
of 883 students voted online and in the CSI office during the referendum from March total
14 to 16. The
into effect this September.
people that education
top priority for their government,” said Falconer. “Have they made it a top priority? Arguably, I’m going to say no in terms of financially.”
the 10 provinces, Ontario
not in that shape,
point where there’s no turning back,” said Falconer. “So at the
of telling the public that we’re going to lose our comit’s
munity colleges because they’re going to go bankrupt.” According to the website fundmenow.ca, college tuition has gone up at least 145 per cent in the past 15 years and the government spends less on grants than in 990. Colleges are funded less than secondary schools and universities on a per student basis and Ontario’s 1
Canada. for a college
graduate has gone up nearly 75 per Meanwhile, students are paying more for on-campus housing,
covering fees that were previously paid for by the government and attending classes with
position at the
wrote to students, the
at the college,
decision to pursue
students well and wrote he
do well in life. concluded the memo with “hopefully, you received value for your money.” all
when and some
Carlyle resigned, and
rumours said Carlyle had stood up in the middle of a class and quit. However, the dean of the school of business, Frank Mensink, said Carlyle actually handed in his resignation right before reading began.
standing of what happened,” said Keith C’alow. “What actually happened, I don’t know.”
Postcards are available in the CSI
floor of B-wing.
school of business, said Carlyle for personal reasons.
for the classes Carlyle taught,
said one full-time faculty
has taken on one section part-time staff took the
Management studies students who were taught by Carlyle do not know any details other than what they were told in the memo. Eric Robinson, a 9-year-old second-year management studies stu1
whole class is “up in no one knows why
dent, said his the air.”
not even faculty,
they do, they are not saying.
Conestoga Students dent Justin Falconer
student of Carlyle’s and said he is sure other students will miss him.
“He was sionate
hard-working, pasloved to teach.
really believed in
ple,” said Falconer.
Another management studies faculty said he had not heard Carlyle left in the middle of a class. “That doesn’t jive with my under-
Faye McKay, the chair of the
The average debt
centre referendum voted yes to the
Advertising to bring
said Carlyle never
did not understand the
course material feel any less than students
“He always used
one student just got something,
was exciting to see their light bulb. That’s what he taught for, I think, was those moments when he was able to turn people’s lights on.”
As of press time Carlyle was unable to be reached for comment.
— SPOKE, March 28, 2005
GRT looks at rapid transit
Now deep thoughts
questions answered by
As Waterloo Region climbs
need of rapid public
terms of reference report, which was put together in December
and a number of other aspects,” he
mines factors such as routes, what technology to use and how the pub-
The next ment from
and into Cambridge, said
Nick Milbury, second-year accounting
Dave Durant, senior
engineer for the region. “What usually happens in rapid transit
you get what we
proceed with the actual study, which could take up to a year or more to complete,” he said. “When that is complete we will
be affected. step
be complete by June
2005, said Durant.
the public and review
agencies, said Durant.
downtown Waterloo, Kitchener, Fairview and Conestoga uptown
“Being an unselfish lover.”
from the public before April 1. The goal is to meet the transportation needs of residents across the will affect the
The terms of
The terms of reference
service and are seeking suggestions
at culture, heritage,
existing residents, future residents
a rapid transit
together to create
rapid transit service
The Grand River Transit and
step in developing the
called an individual
“But the environmental assessment is not just about the environ-
and so on,” he
almost 500.000 in population, the tri-cities are in
feeder bus services between
institutions like hospitals, univer-
“After receiving suggestions, we incorporate the changes and then formally send it to the Minister of
plan for implementation.
Environment for approval,” he
Durant said if the plan is approved, they then proceed with the actual
concerns to email@example.com-
by 20 1
to achieve that
To review the terms of reference www.region.waterloo.on.ca. e-mail your questions and
quote Napoleon Dynamite at least 15 “I
times a day.
“Annoying? I’m perfect
Natasha CromptonDunn, second-year marketing
“Driving too slow.”
Melissa Beech, first-year
With a growing population, Kitchener-Waterloo
Students find sense of Few
Conestoga on there.
“Spending too much money on the ladies.”
second-year mechanical engineering technology
know where of campus
alone what goes
Jess McElroy, business
in the eight- to
sonality test and touring different
workplaces to see
would have been up
follow in terms of both
career), a lot
fused," said Fisher.
According are unsure of
in the air
of her job
being able to help peo-
and employment and need guid-
ple find themselves and set
the right path.
have the knowledge of her skills and personality type
“1 love this job. I’ve
the next step. That feeds me.”
knowing they can take
made up of
seeking change, period
few who’ve been
injured and have to change, a few who’ve been downsized, a lot of
raised their kids,"
says Murphy. “It could be just soul-searching, people saying I’ve always dreamt
of being a nurse.”
mix. “There’s about 16 students to a room, there’s a lot of age gaps,” she said. “It’s definitely a diversity
people in this class.” Students interested
take the next step,” she said.
the college, the best part
types of people
a trend, people are changing
jobs three to four times
career possibilities by taking a per-
training for them.
to prepare to write the test for
becoming more popular.
General Education Diploma (high school equivalent). High school credits can be earned in English, math, biology and chem-
thought,” she said.
more outgoing than
There are also guest speakers from different jobs and students get tips on what happens in the working world, what jobs are hot and which schools offer the appropriate
employment training readiness (ETR) student looking to go into
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
the self-assessments told
"Realizing their potential is probably the biggest payback for
efficient public transit sys-
upgrade their marks from high
mind and me 1 was
have an established career and want to brush up on skills for aptitude tests. Others
hadn’t been for the college. “The tours helped change
small plaza directly north of the Cambridge Centre. Students come
By JUSTIN BASTIN
tem. Grand River Transit and Waterloo Region are working together to find a solution to this prob-
can contact the Conestoga College Information Centre at 519-7485220,
— Page 3
Student health coverage set to improve this fall By JENNIFER
“You know what like
Conestoga students who are covered under the school’s health plan next year will be able to claim their benefits starting
erage has not been recognized until mid-October. This meant they had
pay for prescriptions and other health needs in full and then fill out a reimbursement form to get their money back at a later date. The wait to be reimbursed was four to six weeks.
covered right away.”
Conestoga College’s sec-
ond annual job fair that took place in the E-wing on March 1 6. Although most employers were looking for students their third year or
graduated, most said they
was a complete success.
Clarica, TNT Property Maintenance, Wellington Terrace Nursing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Home Depot are just a few of the businesses that attended.
no need to pay amount because" they are
cent of the
for students in their third year in
area,” she said.
to dress for the part
of speaking to employers,” Krezek. “Don’t wear jeans.”
Not all employers felt there was need for improvement.
school’s set up. students weren’t pre-
pared enough,” said Cruikshank.
“They didn’t know what names to put on cover letters and many students didn’t bring resumes.”
Cara Krezek, recruiting supervisor for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said they
are looking for people their
looking to get into sales or marketing and are looking to work toward
purpose simply money?” Keating asked. Lindsay said yes. “Is the
was impressed with the
so organized. I’m amazed at smoothly run this is. Everything
perfect!” she said.
counsellors for sports, crafts
are looking for people who have completed their first year of
He added to is
that people are starting
understand the college system struggling. “On one hand our
the issues that the college
is frozen and on the other our grants are at their end.”
that there are other important issues includ-
important, including that there should be one education system.
ing transferability and apprentice-
on this issue and that he should have said more on the single edu-
to write letters
of concern about the lack of college funding to the Premier of Ontario Dalton McGuinty and the Minister of Finance Greg Sorbara. A form letter is available at the
At the board of governors meet-
very large document,” he “The philosophy of the Rae Review reflected what we want-
give them funding.
was pleasantly surprised how Rae understood the issues.”
and we schedule trips to Six Flags, Hershey Park, Boston, New York and Philadelphia. It’s a fantastic
Hair was everywhere after a police foundations/LASA teacher shaved
Andy Kanetsch students to raise
for tsunami victims
First-year physical therapy student, Jenn Bomnell, said the job
school put on
“There are a
of options and
In a career fair, students are given the opportunity to research companies but jobs are not available. In a
employers come to the
with positions they need
head, beard and moustache.
than $3,600 was raised by
Kanetsch said he
money was “If
for a great cause.
feed one child
Cruikshank said the next career planned for Sept. 28 at RIM It
has not been decided
the next job fair will be held.
police foundations student
Mercier, a first-year police foundations student, took the liberty
of shaving Kanetsch’s head and said it’s an event worth remembering.
the crowning achieve-
college career,” said
Pioneer Hair Works store owner,
Sporting his said he
the right decision and regrets nothing. “I
and for the government
the negative side
six-something-million-dollar debt the government is faced with,” he said.
some money would
Conestoga students are
MPO R TA N T REMINDER * * * *
A tutor may be able to there is still time — don’t delay!
through to help people in another country,” he said. “I am very proud of my students. It just goes to show
expertise to the hair-shaving event.
feel privileged that they
Marlene Lobsinger, provided the razors, cloak and her fine-tuning
Application deadline to request tutoring Is April 1, 2005
Andy Kanetsch prepares to get his head shaved by first-year
the enthused student.
police foundations and
good sources,” she said. “It gives me a chance to show them who I am.” The difference between a job fair and a career fair are the employers.
more than $1,500
like to see
He said it’s a good report but now they have to wait for it to have an
Tibbits told board members that he thought the report was positive.
Students abuzz over head shaving
Marlene Lobsinger, owner of Pioneer Hair Works, provided the razors and the cloak for the event. She also helped to shave Kanetsch’s beard and moustache.
recommendation to have elite universities that would be involved in research projects. He would
recommended that members read the Rae Review.
“He didn’t want total opposition.” Tibbits agreed with the report’s
about six elite univerand said that the University of Waterloo should be one of
ing college president John Tibbits
Rae covered many of deemed
dents, faculty, staff and the
money.” Lindsay added
an amazing oppor-
of the camps in Canada are watered down,” he said. “Kids come for the full two months
(Photo by Nicole Deak)
First-year police foundations student with teacher Andy Kanetsch after he
to ask for
One company, Camp Wayne, headed by Brennan Cowman, a
Continued from Page 1 Board member John Keating expressed his
college and have experience working with children.
Krezek said this was the first time she has been to a job fair at Conestoga College, and although it went well, she said there was room for improvement. “The school needs to inform peo-
Bette Moffat, regional manager for Care Part Nurse in Waterloo,
will be added to the plan in the fall and chiropractic and physiotherapy coverage will be increased from $300 to $500 each. Finally, vision coverage will increase to $100 ever}' two years.
She also mentioned a new program opening up for students in the summer. “We will be starting an internship the
Tao Cruikshank, career services officer, said the feedback from employers was mainly positive, however some offered advice for
Massage therapy up to of $500 per year
pay 20 per with the other 80
doctor’s office. Students
than 40 employers partici-
dental coverage, up to year.
To get the benefits of the health plan students need to present their student card at the pharmacy or
there will be
Conestoga’s health plan covers 80 per cent of students’ prescriptions, up to $2,000 per year, and
“Students don’t have the money to cover prescriptions or other things.
per cent being paid by the insurance company.
wallet is open all the time,” said Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) gen-
In previous years, students’ cov-
the costs are It’s
— SPOKE, March 28, 2005
Censorship imposed by administration
April Fool’s Melissa!
thought there was an assignment
not the right answer
Sheridan College administration ripped a story Sheridan journalism students, leaving behind of from the hands a freshly-opened can of worms. The story’s content was based on a controversial photo that
had been taken the week before and published in the school newspaper. At a pub night with a Playboy theme, two female students turned their scantily-clad Playboy bunny-tailed backsides to a photographer, swiveled their heads around to face the camera and posed for a photo without a second thought. Their scanhaunt them when the picture showed women in the photo were outraged The up and claimed they had no idea the photo would be published. And so the drama began. Feeding off reactions to the published photo, other journalism students set to work interviewing
in the school’s paper.
one of the women in the photo, as well as the newspaper, administration and other students for a story for an Internet newscast. The story was pulled because the students and administration couldn’t agree on
the photos should appear with the story.
Journalism students decided to pixelate the faces of the girls in the photo. Administration, wanting the entire picture concealed, stepped in at the last minute and ordered the story be pulled.
Right to death, not Any
who can no longer communicate, the responsibility and for those
those closest to the person.
have been forgotten. Her
one of the program. In a Hamilton Spectator March 19 story, Sheridan president Robert Turner said the college intervened to protect the women in the photo, who had gone on a rampage to destroy every copy of the newspaper they could get their hands on. It leaves us wondering who our editors really are.
that she will never improve.
Spoke has stood firm
in the fact that although
are a student
her husband, Michael Schiavo
newspaper, we are still a newspaper. And, Conestoga’s administration has respected this fact. We have a right to cover and publish the news — all the news — and our obligation is to do this fairly and accurately by looking at the story from every angle. This means that even the Playboy bunny-type stories will be covered. And, if you’re worried that an inappropriate photo, perhaps you should question the intentions of the stranger with the camera taking shots and asking for the spelling of your name. College newspapers do their best to keep the college popula-
you may show up
tion informed about what’s going on, but will readers really know everything that is happening if college administration can
from doing everything possible to prevent him from doing so. Most recently,
included the U.S.
Congress pushing through a try
and keep her
in a persistent vegetative state
for 15 years and court-appointed
medical experts have
so severe she
will never regain her cognitive abil-
What people need to remember way to sully a person’s
that journalists don’t
go out this to
themselves well enough on their own. We just make sure others are aware of what’s going on around them, and hope that no censor stands in the way of us doing our job.
improve over time. I
who had He
and time again
Schiavo said she would not want be kept alive
in the federal
upheld previous decisions
she had an eating disorder. Her
Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted.
heart stopped beating due to
and twice denied appeals
being deprived of oxygen.
If a per-
son suffers from a self-image prob-
eating disorder, then I’d bet
to live like that.
number of have asked feel the same
wouldn’t, and a
better than the
wishes would situation.
don’t think she would
and was able
my desire just because
myself and didn't write
n’t talk for
would be extremely
now my says
right here in writ-
never want to be kept alive by a
no chance for improve-
leaves a person with no self-
herself today she
be respected in the same
her have an
ever needed another reason as
plications that resulted in her brain
and her husband should be allowed
are in denial about the fact
but he was the one
such a hopeless condi-
Schiavo should be allowed to die
For one thing, the reason Schiavo suffered brain damage was because
continue to force their daughter to live in
inclined to believe him.
in the state she is in
When Schiavo’s husband said she would never want
Schindlers stop Schiavo’s husband
Terri can and does respond to them.
their daughter go,
However, the Schindlers don’t believe this to be true and say that
colleges with journalism programs.
violating the rights of others.
has to be very difficult
that if she
Most newspapers disregard people who tell them not to run certain stories or photos. So why did this happen at Sheridan? There’s no question that it has caused concern in the newsrooms of
stopped the Schindlers
sion over that of her parents, but that hasn’t
fortunately, to date
has the authority to
they are going to violate Schiavo’s rights,
Schiavo’s feeding tube removed so she can be allowed to die.
involved, well that’s just scary. If
In the case of Terri Schiavo this
for the U.S.
husband Michael has been fighting her parents for years to have
living out the rest of her life with
wondering what exactly had happened to freedom of the press and the public’s right to know, both which had been drilled into them since day Journalism students were
person has the right to refuse if
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robot invasion! We are halfway through the new millennium and it has finally happened, robots have taken human
capable of handling questions, taking notes and perthe duties of
human counterpart. As interesting as the
article was, I couldn’t help but be a bit disturbed by the prospect of a humanoid
Mere weeks from
feel like the
popuby cold, unfeeling machines. The most recent addition to the automated army I’ve seen in the western world is the robot checkout isn’t
clerk at Zehrs. Here, the creepiness
having the kind artificial
scanner that looks
spawn a sentient army of super-beings, but in a world where automation is
2001: A Odyssey.
Although I’m young, I can still remember the days when you’d call a company’s helpline and be able to speak to a human immediately.
Granted, these contraptions do have their uses. The robo-cashier is convenient if there are too many people in the express checkout lane and some (although few) automated telephone operators are more efficient. But putting human-looking robots behind a secretary’s desk is going too far.
There’s something to be said about
taking over and
dwindling,, this seems to be one step too far. is
friendly, at least
nerves for the
be you ask? Well, beer commercials.
Every single one you see
them. Whether it’s the one where you can win a chance to golf with the one
where you and three “compadres” can gamble it up in Las Vegas or the one where you can win a poker table, they’re all
directed at guys.
Now, mind you,
would enjoy a trip to Vegas with three friends and a poker table too, but in the commercials they never show a girl I
The only time they show a girl is arm candy of some guy or
dancing around the guys who are featured in the commercial.
I’m not saying they need to get of these commercials because,
well, a lot of
so do a
What’s stopping the beer companies from making both types of commercials?
won’t help you get your way. We’ll say no to you, no matter how-
Then I opened my eyes. Customers are never
because we’re so
just don’t care.
Save your yelling for a manager, as they’re so afraid of customers, they’ll give into any wild demands.
Quite often we'll accept returns
an apartment larger and cleaner than my current abode and
Customers are always wrong. They’re irrational, illogical,
of getting a
uncaring, unco-operative and just downright annoying. True, as our manager would say, “The customers pay our salaries,”
certainly go down in the historybooks of stupid manager mistakes.
not too daunting a task though, as I’ve been in my career choice, journalism, since I was It’s
think bankruptcy would be better than serving some of the I
As one who
I’m already working 40 plus hours per week between two jobs, as well as operating
ness on the side.
graduation; I can cut my workload back to perhaps 40 to 50 hours per week. I should be elated!
Retail has been
experiences of Just a few college,
one of the worst college career.
secure job in a kitchen, and stepped up to the sales floor of the world’s largest retail corporation. left
are shopping for
derful place full of
sweaty truck unloaders, practically no stock and nothing you want. If we have ii, it’s on the floor. Don’t ask. We don’t have a computer system. Yes? we are the largest corporation in the world, but there
prepare to step off the
into the real world, you, the average cus-
from the retail haps one day upon retirement I see fit to find something to keep myself busy), I would like to
my years of knowledge upon the general shopping public, so that you understand what is happening during your shopping
with a "real job” comes one great perk - escaping retail.
from our own have to be burned. The two-year-old unwashed bra will stores, or
store that will
about to depart world (until per-
Add my school work, which I equate to a job as well, and I’m working 60 to 75 hours per week. I should be looking forward to
an opinion column
Vegas but show a girl her and three friends living it up and dancing with a group of hot guys. And if you think beer companies
are alone in catering to guys,
boy you wrong. Next time you’re watching television actually pay attention to the commercials and you’ll see are
how many are directed at guys and how a lot fewer are directed at girls.
Almost every car commercial is for a guy or from a guy’s point of view, not to mention com-
mercials for restaurants, gadgets,
any form of electronics and even over-the-counter medicine. Most advertising for movies and music is all about guys too.
doesn t look like it’s going to change anytime soon. So, girls, it looks like we're on our own until all these companies realize that we buy cars, beer and electronics too.
Conestoga College shut down the Condor men's hockey team to save money. In stated
teams pulled out. Conestoga explored joining several
other leagues, but those plans
work out. Spoke apologizes
for the error.
no computer to tell us about that CD you want that was released by Dan Fogelberg in
man who couldn't even take the time to learn my name. I
In the March 21 issue of Spoke, an article about a Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) board meeting indicated that
CSI was looking
worked for him for two years. I became part of a team, a professional group of customer service
That’s the answer to whatever question you’re going to ask an associ-
blue vest, it felt escape the kitchen
help guide the
to find out
to hire a stu-
co-ordinator. In fact, the college doing the hiring. life
School, part-time jobs, family and relationships all make demands on us which can cause stress and stress-related illnesses. But there are ways to maintain our health and keep an equilibrium between competing demands on our time and energy. Scheduling in time for self-care may mean reserving several hours a week for a f itness activity we enjoy. We need friends we
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The pressures of school can easily cause students to lose the balance between taking care of themselves and the need to put their best efforts into succeeding academically.
edition of Spoke,
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finally, yelling at
COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: A Healthy
run by a
not even really that important, but it has been getting
full-time job that doesn’t involve retail, a car that is reli-
while something has started to bother me. Now, it’s nothing serious or earthshattering,
your hand for us to come
representatives the last
consumers too Over
tapping us on the shoulder and not making a motion with
and hopefully last, stint with post-secondary education, I find myself staring life in the eye, won-
— Page 5
machine taking the place of a flesh is enhanced by the perfectly and blood human. Maybe I’m smooth, soothing female voice that uneasy because of all the sci-fi mindlessly repeats commands as movies like The Matrix and I, you frantically struggle to get out of Robot that there. “Please depict a world couldn’t help but be a bit place the next where machines item in the bag” have taken over. disturbed by the prospect she drones over The robot secreof a humanoid machine and over as you tary is, of taking the place of a flesh wave your grocourse, far from ceries before a of
ago I never would have seen myself facing.
appeared in the Record two weeks ago stating a new breed of robot has been “birthed” in Japan. This new invention, a robot
but also very scary I’ve reached a point in
— SPOKE, March 28, 2005
has not been widely accepted across the province
Restaurateurs prefer to uncork their By JENNIFER
owners across the province met the new Bring Your
Own Wine (BYOW)
any price they choose.
a business decision
they want to
exercise this particular initiative.”
they were purchased
law stipulates the
cork must be properly reinstalled
they will use
manager may ment the endorsement on night, said Campion.
decide to imple-
allows restaurateurs to decide
but then cut back to just
and Tuesday the "All that
Kitchener, said the
ticipate in the
a business decision as to
FACT BOX •
Call ahead to ensure restaurant
Vanessa Parker, agrees. “It will be harder for service staff to keep track of how much people
“It will cost
you can bring
Be aware of your
and legal transport and from a restaurant www.cbs.gov.on.ca
ties for safe
of wine to
order or limits to the
an occasional wine drinker, thinks is
BYOW or THTR
Ask what the corkage fee is Ask if there are any restric-
cup holder?” Kristin Grifferly,
Consumer and Business Minister
Running with New Wine Service. He said Quebec, Alberta. New York, New Zealand and many parts of Europe all subscribe
news release by the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services.
they want to exercise this par-
Jim Watson said this legislation is about giving customers options, according to a Jan. 29 article in the Toronto Star, titled Restaurants
“What do you do with in the
restaurants and banquet halls, notes
restaurants, cafes, hotel
because she believes driv-
could lead to a rise
“What do you do with the
Winooski’s on Sportsworld
Establishments that are eligible include
Alcohol Commission. the
Conestoga College students are of mixed opinion regarding the
To obtain the necessary endorsement to participate in the BYOW program, restaurants must apply to
to drink in restaurants
an excessive amount in his opinion. “It doesn’t really fit our bill.” Rhonda Schenk, manager of
ny has yet to decide
unsure which one.
restaurant in the region has applied
allowing restaurant patrons to bring their own wine when they dine, and Take Home The Rest (THTR) legislation, permitting them to bring
also said he believes only one
policies for the
offer the service.
The Ontario government enacted BYOW legislation on Jan. 24.
Ennio's Pasta House on King Street North in Waterloo will not apply for a licence, said manager
apply for a licence because that alone costs between $300 and $500,
Country Boy restaurant on Manitou Drive, said the eatery is not going to
Alcohol and Gaming
establishments are free to set their
four days the next week.
“Then some other restaurant may think it’s not so good so they may have had it for four days one week
ing with open alcohol in the car
“We do know
“I don’t care
because they want to see what their competition is doing and whether is
Kristin Grifferty, 21,
program because participation
voluntary, said Julie Rosenberg,
communications employee with the Ministry of Consumer and
spokesperson for the Alcohol and
"They are not going
among the community regarding
cause more harm
for controversy to exist
restaurants have our endorsement, there are
than good for the dining industry. But, there is no legitimate reason
he said that this bringing Ontario into the 21st cen-
lishments in the province.
Monday and Tuesday one week, broached was about
have been granted approval. There are 17,400 licensed estab-
off to a
with apprehension. At the time of publication. 341 of the 370 establishments that applied the
program. the premier
corkage the for opening the
advises patrons to call
restaurants in advance to inquire
whether or not they
BYOW endorsement. If they do, he recommends asking
enacted on a specific evening. “I know some restaurants decide they
going to apply
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M IKE BORS
You know long before
ing credits are finished rolling that
Mr. Incredible, longs for
good old days when heroism
was not only accepted, but praised. So when Bob gets the opportunity to wear his tights again, he jumps
the rest of his
family has to
to his rescue after
has lamp become a reliable symbol for
he bites off more than he can chew.
movies, the charac-
making, so you know you’ll be
ters are tailored to
dazzled by the
the voices, not the
that we’re intro-
which is a fault in most of the animated junk that comes
The second the creative
DAWN HASSO N
Amanda Stott’s new album is much more mature than her last
Slightly faster tunes like Paper Rain and She’ll Get Over It offer a nice change to an album filled with slower, more harmonic
patriarch of the family,
new album, Chasing the Sky, which was released March 8. All her songs, I
her singing and her soft music
favourite, Getting There,
tune that makes you want to swing
though being they’re interviewed on
as (Internet photo)
has sevnewscast, a eral extra features such as which gives the animation bloopers and anifilm
nostalgic feel as
She has a few slow songs about love and heartbreak like Cry and
that a step further.
well as putting
us in the mindset of what
life is like
a series of action
making the last warm-up, broken up
endless pop culture references that
than most live
spewed from both Shrek 2 and
action films of the past decade.
plot involves a family of
who must keep
powers secret, not because they’re hiding from bad guys, but because super powers have been outlawed
to believe that
which was featured a somewhat
since her last album, self- titled.
corny song called Somebody to Love, but her first single. Black is
with her high-pitched yet soft voice and heart-drumming emotion.
Songstress Amanda Stott writes about more mature topics on her new album.
died in an acci-
when she was
was born. from Brandon, Man. She grew up on her parents’ cattle and Stott
and love. Where most country albums I’ve listened to usually have an undesirable song for the last track, Stott wrapped it up on a
organic grain farm.
Her new album concludes with
that she brings to
saw the Music Country video on Television. Her first album was dedicated to her sister Andrea notice her
Life, yet another pretty tune about
interested in coun-
music and you
like a lot of soft,
instantly relate to the characters.
extras on the two-disc
they’ve saved (one of the heroes
problems subplot makes the larger part of middle class North America
even further proof that adults are meant to enjoy this film. They include two making-of docu-
sued by the passengers of a train he saved from crashing because
decided they couldn’t afford the lawsuit launched against the heroes by the people after the U.S.
this singer-songwriter is
by scenes of character develop-
wonderful story as opposed
songs, take a
scenes, each one
of soft, pretty
Director Brad Bird treats his audience with nothing but respect, realizing that we’re ready to hear a
for these superheroes.
parents as they are
Black, was a catchy tune that
ly at this age.
country music and you
because Stott’s songs probably won’t make the adult contemporary charts, like other country artists Shania Twain and Faith Hill, who have been experimenting with pop music sounds. Stott, however, is country all the way. And country at its
that Pixar films are
like country music,
one pretty sounding
Although it is documented well
— Page 7
really enjoyed her
your hips. It’s about taking a walk in your own shoes and trying to learn more about yourself, which a lot of people can relate to, especial-
new album shows new maturity
The Incredibles makes an incredible
animation bloopers, a
new animated shorts, thetrailers and much more.
is eligible to enter, mate or female class, so there is no unfair advantages TrophtesCIsl, 2nd, 3rd) for every division (19 trophies total!)
Compete by weight
receive the prestigious Conestoga Cup runs over the course of a day, be tabulated and announced, so you wont have to deal with
Compete results will All
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(Photo by Ryan Connell)
Run! Run! Run! Police foundations students jog in front of the college’s
campus on a
chilly St. Patrick’s
crowds watching new equipment
for the rec center!!
â€” SPOKE, March 28, 2005
CS! BOARD NOMINEES Paulo Duarte
Edouard Luu Van Hiem
Matt Jackson Barjit
— Page 9
as temporary CJIQ program specialist and station manager Scott steps He
By JON YANEFF
manager and broadcasting program specialist. the station’s
dent Matt Schichter helps the station
former duties of Mark Burley until Conestoga College hires Burley’s replacement. role
sure the radio station runs smoothly until they figure out
going to replace (Burley),”
making sure CJIQ is conforming to its Canadian Radioinquires and
four radio stations
Columbia” he much the same
“So it’s pretty I was doing down there.” Scott was the station manager
area where Burley
B.C. interior radio division for Standard Broadcasting (Canada’s
company) as programming director.
oversees 21 of the 51 radio
stations Standard Broadcasting has
returned to Ontario with his family
and he became the general manag98.5 morning host at
FM in Waterloo. 2004 Scott was hired by
the college as the sales and mar-
out west in British
of which are located in the interior of B.C. He mostly worked in all
radio station manager.
responding to most of the listener
CKXR, CKCR, CKGR
The broadcasting co-ordinator, Mike Thurnell, also has been helping out with some of the music proCJIQ has an experienced person at the helm since Scott is a former
Scott said. Scott’s
by performing some of the computer functions such as generating daily music logs and commercial logs.
Paul Scott, 52, will perform the
have such as equipment malfunctions and transmitter errors. Second-year broadcasting stu-
CJlQ’s sales and marketing manis temporarily taking over as
also takes care of any techni-
issues the radio
stint here, as
the broadcasting co-ordinator
before moving to B.C. Scott also teaches the history of
broadcasting course, as well as one first-year broadcasting course
CJlQ’s sales and marketing manager and is temporarily the radio station’s station manager and broadcasting pro-
Scott said he enjoys any position
He has managed
four radio stations
the college gives him.
lege can use
ing what Burley put into place.
working with the students and both positions (CJIQ sales and marketing manager and the station’s manager and broadcast program specialist) allow me to do that.” “I enjoy
Scott said the station
(Photo by Chantelle Timpertey)
False alarm Firefighters
to a fire
wait for whoever they
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decide to hire,” he said.
regarding the hiring of CJlQ’s new station manager and broadcasting program specialist within the next two weeks. plans
alarm that went
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— SPOKE, March 28, 2005
Cyclones players work hard on and By JON VANEFF
ve been friends a long time.”
According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, a cyclone is a system of winds rotating inwards to an area of low barometric pressure.
The Listowel Cyclones have been up
includes three students from Conestoga College - defencemen
Feltz and Kyle
and forward and team captain Kyle
place in the
seventh place team to
Listowel team to
make it first
to the final
25-year history. In Stratford
Kitchener both swept Listowel in the
Cyclones have redeemed themselves.
have been more dedicated
12 playoff games.
“I haven’t got past the first
on any team
pretty incredible,” said
has also played for the
Siskins during his three-year Junior
B hockey If the
Cyclones win the champifinal
compete for the
sure of hockey at the
B Hockey League
foundations student, said he has to
keep up with
and party because
es twice a week (Tuesday and Wednesday),” said Verberne. “I
have to keep up with so
Handsaeme, business it’s
tougher to keep up with school
because playing hockey doesn’t give
time as a normal
person would have. “I have to find a happy medium between hockey and school,” said
second season with Listowel.
teaches him time
multi-tasking and leadership skills for his program.
to lead people,”
“Leading either a group or a hockey team, you can learn to said.
lead them to their full potential and
you bring out
Verbeme, who has played three seasons on the Cyclones, said playing hockey helps
ness section of his program, keep-
shape. This season he
Mid-Western Junior B
defensive player of the year award.
The Cyclones the
are going against
Western Junior B history
The Cyclones have blown Stratford Cullitons,
the Cullitons out
ol the first round.
Mark Crawford, technician
20, a mechanical
then signed with the
to Stratford thinking I’d
far into the playolls,
get beat out by
said Crawford. “But, I’m friends
on the Cyclones because
allowing only 29 goals
and the Waterloo
a first-year police
I’ve played on, so
rience for him.
a huge learning expe-
allowed everyone to play in the
the stress of school and the pres-
The Cyclones are down two games to one against Owen Sound
are also the
do hockey players handle
beating Kitchener they
in the franchise’s
boast a lineup that
Kitchener to two, to
Owen Sound Saugeen Greys
to the final.
has a high-powered offence that all
advance against the
Mid- Western Junior B hockey team has been firing on
against the champi-
winners of the Western
and the Golden Horseshoe Hockey League.
(Photo by Jon Yaneff)
defenceman Kyle Handsaeme said he finds tougher to keep up in school because playing hockey doesn’t qive him a lot of time for homework. it
— Page 11
Week of March
Libra September 23 October 22
You’re not sick often, but take extra
your vitamins and getting enough rest. A nasty bug could be around the comer. Lucky days: 30th, 3rd.
the World Heavyweight
take on Batista for
The Undertaker will face Randy Orton in an inter-brand matchup.
Wrestlemania 21 promises
You might look
wealth of physical matches
By MIKE B ORS “The Super Bowl of Wrestling,” as good ol’ J.R. calls it, is back and this year it goes Hollywood. That’s right; this year’s Wrestlemania will be held in Los Angeles at the Staples Centre April
3, in front
that sold out in less than a
all tastes, wrestling, and Wrestlemania in particular, really mean something to the loyal
shot against the
mentor Triple “beat the man.”
favourite part of wrestling
the actual wrestling, this
match of the millennium. Both
are probably the best
buildup for this
of the the
match of the evening has Raw’s Randy Orton battling Smackdown’s Undertaker.
started off well, Orton’s rep-
utation as “the legend killer” played
Wrestlmanias. Both wrestlers have
The Smackdown main event feathe Champion JBL
the “doctor of thuganomics” John Cena. This match had little if any buildup before it was
got that going against
Cena has been
popular as of
won’t make sense
doesn’t win the
start a riot if
(they are in L.A.).
to see just
nating thing about this
In fact, the
how good JBL
going to be out to prove himand to do that, he’s going to
12 and 0
everything to lose in this match,
both their reputations are
based on the outcome. that
have made the little weenie he
so high, but
keep promoting will care
Orton look is.
so badly, nobody
the anticipation isn’t higher).
He’s been with the company since the mid-’90s and he only became a
of Smackdown’s card
The Big Show in a
Challenge match. The
only reason to look forward to this
have to make Cena look really good without making himself look bad. Anticipation: 7. In a
(Show Akebono not each other down
see these two giants
over seven feet with
far behind) stare
before the match. Anticipation:
promotional match, “The Heartbreak Kid” Shawn Michaels
The Cruiserweight Title will be on the line when Chavo Guerrero Jr.
defends against Paul London.
November 22 December 21
Spend extra time with loved this week. Patch up problems and have some laughs.
week. That nap or
days: 31st, 2nd.
late movie you have too
to get done to start slackGet the important stuff done first, then reward yourself. Lucky ing.
for distractions this
female wrestler in history, the storyline behind
July 22 ,
Capricorn December 22
that Stratus is jealous
you deserve more? what you want without
the guarantee of getting
that raise at
never know, you might just get
the reason that
time over the next year. This match other
Anticipation: 8 (out of
appearance in chairman Vince McMahon should come out and apologize to the crowd after this
be the main event of the night. 1
knows he’ll have his belt (and I do mean HIS belt) back within a couple of months. The match is considered the main event of the Raw
the attention inflates
weeks and months ahead. Lucky
Smackdown: Chris Jericho Benoit vs. Kane vs. Shelton Benjamin vs. Edge vs. Christian in a ladder match. The winner will get a title shot some
but they will likely be
pinned even though every wrestling
The rest of the Raw card more promising:
on an Oscar-worthy act. Quit and be yourself,
your ego. Lucky days: 29th, 3rd.
physical dominance, and
one-sided main events never go over too well with the fans. However,
Eddie Mysterio and
put on the card.
an Oscar for you’ll be put-
tion?” Anticipation: 10.
Noticeable absences from the
won’t be anything special due to Batista’s
pretty low-level excitement.
with it all coming down to answering the question of “who is the best wrestler of his genera-
H for a number of
months. The match
handled well as they teased Batista turning on Triple
sion as of late, which
match has been head and shoulders above the rest of the card,
ignoring their Cruiserweight divi-
their fast-paced styles
so he could
from their respective shows (Michaels from Raw and Angle from Smackdown) and wrestlers
ner of this year’s Royal Rumble, “the
and complement each other not seen since Michaels wrestled Canada’s own Bret “The Hitman” Hart at Wrestlemania
who faithfully Raw and Smackdown
on Olympic gold medalKurt Angle. For anybody
will take list
Ray, and this ting
bad as you think! You’ll feel betand confidence is a surefire days: 28th, 31st.
Making decisions can be easier if you hash things over with friends. Lucky days: 28th, 2nd.
like they’re prying, but
they have your best interests
but feel like a ghoul.
work. Lucky days:
call for action, not
can lead you any-
where. Lucky days: 29th, 31st.
Aquarius July 23
of the creative team behind Raw.
could be a main
event wrestler so any of them could win, and
Second, with the exception of Kane, they are all really good wrestlers, so
should be the most
exciting match. Third, notice
has some of their best
the ability to sur-
prise yourself. Don’t be afraid to
sound argument, but be aware of
when you’re being too stubborn. Keep an open mind and listen to
happens, you’ll be glad you
a big change.
you may Lucky days:
wrestlers absent from the card so far
m W C
August 23 September 22
pisces February 19-
inductees will be presented. Hulk
is one of them. Watcha gonna do?! The return of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper’s interview show known to fans as Piper’s Pit. The news that Piper will be back to do the show
Money is your kryptonite this week. Finances can be worrisome, but don’t panic. Think calmly and plan ahead, don’t jump right in like Superman. Lucky, days: 29th, 2nd.
a flare for the arts,
the time to break out
the paint brushes. is
can create a ration.
at full force lot
days: 29th, 3rd.
(he’s also there to accept his induction
make any longtime
burst into tears of joy.
most popular wrestler of all-time, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, is enough to make any longtime wrestling fan pay the $40 to see the show on pay per his guest will be the
journalism student holding fate in the
palm of her hand.
— SPOKE, March 28, 2005
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