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seeking graduating students.

News

6

Monday, March 28, 2005

Conestoga College, Kitchener

money

By DESIREE FiNHERT

provincial budget

to colleges

released this

is

spring.

“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

We

trained 25,000.”

You may have seen

if

Dave Lindsay, president of the Association of Colleges of Applied. Arts and Technology of Ontario

(ACAATO),

explained the adver-

campaign

tising

Conestoga

to

College’s

board of governors their meeting on March 2 1

at

are ranked in

“I think

cess,”

campaign is to persuade MPs to approve $400 million in funding by 2007 and SI 50 million by 2008. This amount

this year.

Canada

1

the

0th of the

1 0 provinces per-student revenue.

in

Lindsay said only $200,000 is being spent on advertising. He compares this to the million-dollar ad campaigns launched by Ontario

who

it

was

a wonderful suc-

commenting on the communities’ participation at round table and town hall meetings

said Lindsay,

across the province.

“They

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

later,

radio

silence.”

new

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

which

also vying for a funding increase.

Charles Dickens’

Lindsay

targeted

is

doctors,

touring Ontario col-

is

at

MPs

in

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

is

a

are vying for a

contract,

“Our campaign

starts

look

to

pretty small.”

ACAATO cial

Rae Review

hoping the provin-

is

recommen-

reflect

dations made by former Ontario. Premier Bob Rae in his review of post-secondary education, released 7.

He

Cities.

times,

budget will

Feb.

it

to the

said, “It

was

opening line of Tale of Two

A

was

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

received an

influencing politicians before the

government and media

campaign is not strong. Continued on Page 3

CSA

heads

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

to

By CHANTELLE TiMPERLEY

to

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-

campaign

ty because they are putting their

The College Student Alliance (CSA) will be heading to Queen’s Park on Wednesday to present peti-

public support.

and postcards signed by people upset about the lack of college

college system

tions

funding.

is

a

good

idea,

it

lacks

important use.

skills to

know

“People need to is

that the

“If

actually funded

grad,

you want

By PAIGE HILTON

who is respected by students and colleagues. When Carlyle tent teacher

-

to talk to a college

911, because

call

Business teacher resigns

they’re

A teacher

in

management

Conestoga College’s program has

studies

Mensink said he was

resigned.

asked

to reconsider but declined.

worse than the prison system in Ontario,” he said.

the place.”

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-

member

speaks for the province’s college

mail to his second- and third-year

sion-makers

while

there are three colleges close to

students.

determine the budget.

remainder.

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

www.fundmenow.ca

but there are three colleges that are

could have continued

choices of those decision-makers

almost

but

CSA ments is

represents

student

at colleges across

govern-

Ontario and

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

at

Queen’s Park

He

slogans

who

said the

when it comes to colleges. One of CSA’s strategies is witty

to use

advertisements about issues like the low funding, in

automotive jobs and health care. Falconer said the government has

been effective

in telling people broke they are, and in focusing on issues other than education.

how

Vote

56%

for

yes

new

student centre Fifty-six per cent of students

who

cast a ballot in the student

“They have

lately

been focusing

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.”

“When

the

McGuinty govern-

ment was campaigning, they were

paying $60 more a year to fund

telling

A

new

centre.

of 883 students voted online and in the CSI office during the referendum from March total

14 to 16. The

new

fee will

into effect this September.

come

people that education

is

a

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.”

Out of

the 10 provinces, Ontario

currently

comes

comes

how much

to

in

there,”

he

“They’re

said.

last

when

it

funding they

all

over

bankruptcy.

“Conestoga

is

not in that shape,

point where there’s no turning back,” said Falconer. “So at the

a matter

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

college

funded

students in

are

the

lowest

Canada. for a college

graduate has gone up nearly 75 per Meanwhile, students are paying more for on-campus housing,

cent.

covering fees that were previously paid for by the government and attending classes with

more

stu-

dents.

Carlyle

Carlyle

made

left his

As

position at the

wrote to students, the

at the college,

decision to pursue

other opportunities.”

He wished

students well and wrote he

would

“I

felt

his

they

do well in life. concluded the memo with “hopefully, you received value for your money.” all

Carlyle

It

was

how

initially

unclear

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.

week

standing of what happened,” said Keith C’alow. “What actually happened, I don’t know.”

are paying

more

for less.

Postcards are available in the CSI

on the

first

floor of B-wing.

school of business, said Carlyle for personal reasons.

Mensink

said Carlyle

is

a

left

compe-

for the classes Carlyle taught,

Mensink

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.”

He

said

Carlyle resigned

and

if

-

not even faculty,

they do, they are not saying.

Conestoga Students dent Justin Falconer

Inc. is

presi-

a former

student of Carlyle’s and said he is sure other students will miss him.

“He was sionate

He

a

hard-working, pasloved to teach.

man who

really believed in

young peo-

ple,” said Falconer.

He

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

They office

unexpectedly resigned.

Roy

The average debt

centre referendum voted yes to the

1

campaign aims

Advertising to bring

— No.

36th Year

dent

said Carlyle never

who

made

a stu-

did not understand the

course material feel any less than students

who

did.

“He always used

to say

if that

one student just got something,

it

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.


Page 2

News

— SPOKE, March 28, 2005

GRT looks at rapid transit

Now deep thoughts

ALEXANDRA MASTRONARDI

By

...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

call

As Waterloo Region climbs

to

The

need of rapid public

your most

Region

Waterloo

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-

region.

The next ment from

lic

main bus-

which

corridor,

ing

and into Cambridge, said

malls

Nick Milbury, second-year accounting

Dave Durant, senior

transportation

engineer for the region. “What usually happens in rapid transit

systems

is

will

you get what we

we

“If

seeking com-

is

is

are

we

successful,

will

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

reference process

be complete by June

to

2005, said Durant.

the public and review

agencies, said Durant.

includes

downtown Waterloo, Kitchener, Fairview and Conestoga uptown

“Being an unselfish lover.”

expected

deter-

from the public before April 1. The goal is to meet the transportation needs of residents across the will affect the

said.

The terms of

The terms of reference

service and are seeking suggestions

Changes

at culture, heritage,

existing residents, future residents

is

2004.

a rapid transit

together to create

annoying habit?

working

are

looks

it

preparing a

rapid transit service

The Grand River Transit and

is

ment,

step in developing the

first

called an individual

is

“But the environmental assessment is not just about the environ-

said.

transportation.

which

study,

environmental assessment.

and so on,” he

colleges

sities,

almost 500.000 in population, the tri-cities are in

What

feeder bus services between

institutions like hospitals, univer-

Our target

“After receiving suggestions, we incorporate the changes and then formally send it to the Minister of

plan for implementation.

Environment for approval,” he

visit

said.

You can

Durant said if the plan is approved, they then proceed with the actual

concerns to ddavid@region.water-

is

by 20 1

to achieve that

.” 1

To review the terms of reference www.region.waterloo.on.ca. e-mail your questions and

loo.on.ca.

quote Napoleon Dynamite at least 15 “I

times a day.

Idiot!”

Jackie Heyden,

second-year marketing

“Annoying? I’m perfect

in

every way!”

Natasha CromptonDunn, second-year marketing

“Driving too slow.”

(interne: pnoioj

Melissa Beech, first-year

With a growing population, Kitchener-Waterloo

studies

Students find sense of Few

students even

Cambridge

the

Conestoga on there.

“Spending too much money on the ladies.”

Joey

Putschli,

second-year mechanical engineering technology

is, let

know where of campus

alone what goes

The campus

is tiny,

Conestoga

to

tucked

in a

Cambridge

to

Jess McElroy, business

Murphy

ETR

in the eight- to

program explore

“It is

sonality test and touring different

working

workplaces to see

if

job

that

is

The

the

“1

would have been up

(about

my

what path

follow in terms of both

life

to

plan

more con-

career), a lot

fused," said Fisher.

According are unsure of

in the air

teacher

at

of her job

to

Diane Murphy,

is

being able to help peo-

and employment and need guid-

ple find themselves and set

ance.

the right path.

Amanda

Fischer, a

19-year-old

advertising,

said

she

wouldn't

have the knowledge of her skills and personality type

“1 love this job. I’ve

sition so

1

them on

been

know what

in tran-

it’s

like to

classes are

“Seeing the

light bulb

go off

their eyes,

if

the next step. That feeds me.”

a

all

in

knowing they can take

in

their

transitional

made up of

all

seeking change, period

of their

lives.

“I’ve

got

a

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.”

This

makes

for an

interesting

mix. “There’s about 16 students to a room, there’s a lot of age gaps,” she said. “It’s definitely a diversity

of

people in this class.” Students interested

take the next step,” she said.

own it

a

the college, the best part

is

life.”

types of people

fit.

life

a trend, people are changing

jobs three to four times

moms who’ve

Many

one’s

career possibilities by taking a per-

training for them.

to prepare to write the test for

in

becoming more popular.

at

General Education Diploma (high school equivalent). High school credits can be earned in English, math, biology and chem-

changing careers

said

times

several

thought,” she said.

10-week

me.”

more outgoing than

a lot

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

already

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

school.

istry.

general

1

my

right

their

first-year

efficient public transit sys-

upgrade their marks from high

come

nails.”

mind and me 1 was

Students enrolled

have an established career and want to brush up on skills for aptitude tests. Others

my

a more

Cambridge campus

self at

hadn’t been for the college. “The tours helped change

small plaza directly north of the Cambridge Centre. Students come

Some

bite

of

lem.

By JUSTIN BASTIN

“I

need

tem. Grand River Transit and Waterloo Region are working together to find a solution to this prob-

business

administration

management

dire

is in

in

applying

can contact the Conestoga College Information Centre at 519-7485220,

ext.

3656.


News

SPOKE, March

28,

2005

— Page 3

Student health coverage set to improve this fall By JENNIFER

HOWDEN

“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

on Sept.

September.

in

manager

eral

Judy

erage has not been recognized until mid-October. This meant they had

Now

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

who

graduated, most said they

job

fair

are

who have

in

already felt

the

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

job

management

position.

for students in their third year in

K-W

area,” she said.

ple about

how

to dress for the part

of speaking to employers,” Krezek. “Don’t wear jeans.”

said

Not all employers felt there was need for improvement.

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

who have

are looking for people their

three-year diploma

and are

looking to get into sales or marketing and are looking to work toward

Show own

concern.

purpose simply money?” Keating asked. Lindsay said yes. “Is the

“It’s

crass,

it’s

blunt.

was impressed with the

so organized. I’m amazed at smoothly run this is. Everything

“It is

how is

so nice.

perfect!” she said.

It’s

Pennsylvania. to

recruit

arts

and

The camp

is

counsellors for sports, crafts

and photography.

They

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

We

the issues that the college

is frozen and on the other our grants are at their end.”

Tibbits said

that there are other important issues includ-

important, including that there should be one education system.

ing transferability and apprentice-

He added

on this issue and that he should have said more on the single edu-

ACAATO

is

encouraging

munity

stu-

com-

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

ACAATO

website: fundcollegesnow.ca.

At the board of governors meet-

that

Rae

tread carefully

said.

very large document,” he “The philosophy of the Rae Review reflected what we want-

give them funding.

ed.”

this

“I

well

was pleasantly surprised how Rae understood the issues.”

the

in

U.S.

By NICOLE

true

is

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

his

head March

Andy Kanetsch students to raise

for tsunami victims

First-year physical therapy student, Jenn Bomnell, said the job

succeeded,

fairs the

school put on

are helpful.

“There are a

lot

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

filled.

if

they his

head, beard and moustache.

More

than $3,600 was raised by

dents.

Kanetsch said he

money was “If

LASA

the

for a great cause.

we even

satisfied,”

felt

stu-

he

feed one child

I

am

said.

Cruikshank said the next career planned for Sept. 28 at RIM It

has not been decided

when

the next job fair will be held.

(Photo by

****1

police foundations student

Andy

Mercier, a first-year police foundations student, took the liberty

Mercier.

of shaving Kanetsch’s head and said it’s an event worth remembering.

“This

ment of

is

the crowning achieve-

my

college career,” said

Pioneer Hair Works store owner,

Sporting his said he

new

-

the right decision and regrets nothing. “I

and

made I

a

promise to

you

top-notch.”

that

and for the government

effect

“On

the negative side

to

we have

six-something-million-dollar debt the government is faced with,” he said.

“For

make

us,

some money would

a difference.”

came

Conestoga students are

MPO R TA N T REMINDER * * * *

A tutor may be able to there is still time — don’t delay!

in

students

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.

Student Services

Room 2R04

my

feel privileged that they

Marlene Lobsinger, provided the razors, cloak and her fine-tuning

Applications available

do, Kanetsch

made

Application deadline to request tutoring Is April 1, 2005

help

Dawn Hasson)

Andy Kanetsch prepares to get his head shaved by first-year

Andy

the enthused student.

fair is

Park.

and said

would shave

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.

fair,

he

17.

challenged his

more than $1,500

time.”

and career

DEAK

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

sities

them.

head

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.

smiles

17.

“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

(left)

his teacher’s

cation system.

ing college president John Tibbits

“It’s a

shaved

lot

Rae covered many of deemed

ships.

dents, faculty, staff and the

the

March

Andy Mercier

money

tuition

money.” Lindsay added

looking

in

an amazing oppor-

is

of the camps in Canada are watered down,” he said. “Kids come for the full two months

school

situated in

A

camping.

Conestoga graduate,

is

camping

said

(Photo by Nicole Deak)

First-year police foundations student with teacher Andy Kanetsch after he

tunity.

.

job

to ask for

want

Gowman

United States

One company, Camp Wayne, headed by Brennan Cowman, a

us the

Continued from Page 1 Board member John Keating expressed his

said she

college and have experience working with children.

“Camping

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,

felt

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

a maxi-

a success

fair

Tao Cruikshank, career services officer, said the feedback from employers was mainly positive, however some offered advice for

“Some

Massage therapy up to of $500 per year

pay 20 per with the other 80

bill,

$500 per

mum

doctor’s office. Students

a

than 40 employers partici-

at

dental coverage, up to year.

To get the benefits of the health plan students need to present their student card at the pharmacy or

On-campus More

Dusick.

there will be

the full

to

pated

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.

1.

PEAK

per cent being paid by the insurance company.

your

like

wallet is open all the time,” said Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) gen-

In previous years, students’ cov-

By NICOLE

the costs are It’s


Pag© 4

Commentary

— SPOKE, March 28, 2005

Censorship imposed by administration

April Fool’s Melissa!

Professor,

I

thought there was an assignment

^

not the right answer

due today.

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

On March

17,

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

dalous pose

came back

to

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

how

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

medical treatment

they want

no

who can no longer communicate, the responsibility and for those

Kate Battler

those closest to the person.

have been forgotten. Her

Opinion

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

we

are a student

to

As

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-

MSNBC

you may show up

in

tion informed about what’s going on, but will readers really know everything that is happening if college administration can

censor what

is

published?

all

from doing everything possible to prevent him from doing so. Most recently,

this

included the U.S.

Congress pushing through a try

and keep her

been

bill to

alive.

articles say

Schiavo has

in a persistent vegetative state

for 15 years and court-appointed

medical experts have

damage

her brain

is

testified that

so severe she

will never regain her cognitive abil-

What people need to remember way to sully a person’s

of their

is

that journalists don’t

reputation. People

do

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.

for

them

but

it’s

to let

she

will

improve over time. I

think

it is

heartless of

to

how,

alive I

am

to

help the

make

time

said

who had He

the

the decision.

has

and time again

that

Schiavo said she would not want be kept alive

this

least the

to

way.

judges

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

com-

If

to

being deprived of oxygen.

U.S., this

If a per-

son suffers from a self-image prob-

lem enough

make

to

eating disorder, then I’d bet

saw

know

I

people

I

It

money

If

turn

to live like that.

number of have asked feel the same

wouldn’t, and a

I

better than the

my

wishes would situation.

come

ticked

in

and

don’t think she would

to die,”

down,

it

else could

and was able

my desire just because

to overI

could-

myself and didn't write

n’t talk for

At

I

would be extremely

off.

least

because

it

now my says

it

desire

is

known

right here in writ-

ing:

happen.

I

never want to be kept alive by a

machine.

no chance for improve-

If there’s

“No,

want

revolted.

leaves a person with no self-

it

someone

say,

respect.

to let

is

it.

would hope

I

herself today she

who wants

Also,

is

be respected in the same

her have an

to order

ever needed another reason as

I

why Canada

plications that resulted in her brain

and her husband should be allowed

are in denial about the fact

but he was the one

At

such a hopeless condi-

They

trying

court

Schiavo should be allowed to die

tion.

them from

For one thing, the reason Schiavo suffered brain damage was because

continue to force their daughter to live in

They were

inclined to believe him.

wtjy.

them

be kept

to

in the state she is in

I

that

thing to

When Schiavo’s husband said she would never want

will stop

Schindlers stop Schiavo’s husband

right to

Terri can and does respond to them.

believe

humane

do.

would be

also

their daughter go,

the only

However, the Schindlers don’t believe this to be true and say that

They

colleges with journalism programs.

what

violating the rights of others.

has to be very difficult

it

that if she

ities.

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

know

I

sion over that of her parents, but that hasn’t

fortunately, to date

make

has the authority to

this deci-

getting

they are going to violate Schiavo’s rights,

Schiavo’s feeding tube removed so she can be allowed to die.

W. Bush

involved, well that’s just scary. If

In the case of Terri Schiavo this

seems

government and

for the U.S.

President George

husband Michael has been fighting her parents for years to have

mystified,

to

dignity.

As

falls to

left

woman

subject this

living out the rest of her life with

to,

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

why

ment,

person has the right to refuse if

the issue

life,

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Commentary

Stop the

Growing up

robot invasion! We are halfway through the new millennium and it has finally happened, robots have taken human

secretary,

capable of handling questions, taking notes and perthe duties of

all

its

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

Bastin

dering what

you

feel like the

world

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

lated

clerk at Zehrs. Here, the creepiness

I

and blood

having the kind artificial

needed

scanner that looks

person.

intelligence

spawn a sentient army of super-beings, but in a world where automation is

like

HAL

2001: A Odyssey.

to

from Space

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

Automated

human

taking over and

interaction

dwindling,, this seems to be one step too far. is

human

interacting

they aren’t

if

to

human. Even

friendly, at least

all

OK.

operators,

Battery-operated

people,

just

plain creepy!

Women

are

my

nerves for the

Yes,

you.

it

It’s

Battler

be you ask? Well, beer commercials.

Opinion

you read

right,

beer com-

Every single one you see

is

all

for

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

girls,

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

winning.

The only time they show a girl is arm candy of some guy or

as the

dancing around the guys who are featured in the commercial.

I’m not saying they need to get of these commercials because,

rid

well, a lot of

so do a

lot

of

guys drink

beer, but

girls.

What’s stopping the beer companies from making both types of commercials?

They could

at

Opinion

desensitized,

still

give

away

the

won’t help you get your way. We’ll say no to you, no matter how-

much you

me public

in their

purchasing needs.

Then I opened my eyes. Customers are never

to you.

an associ-

yell,

because we’re so

we

just don’t care.

Save your yelling for a manager, as they’re so afraid of customers, they’ll give into any wild demands.

right.

Quite often we'll accept returns

an apartment larger and cleaner than my current abode and

Customers are always wrong. They’re irrational, illogical,

that

comes with

responsibility

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.

but

sales floor

able,

responsibility life.

The

real job.

not too daunting a task though, as I’ve been in my career choice, journalism, since I was It’s

16.

think bankruptcy would be better than serving some of the I

more

irate ones.

As one who

I’m already working 40 plus hours per week between two jobs, as well as operating

my own

busi-

ness on the side.

graduation; I can cut my workload back to perhaps 40 to 50 hours per week. I should be elated!

experience.

Retail has been

experiences of Just a few college,

my

one of the worst college career.

weeks

after starting

my

secure job in a kitchen, and stepped up to the sales floor of the world’s largest retail corporation. left

I

Now, 1

The backroom

is

you

the things

all

are shopping for

has

some won-

not

derful place full of

-

the back-

some

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

1

and

into the real world, you, the average cus-

"It’s right

this.

beside McDonalds.”

CORRECTION

impart

room

as

leave

11

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

tomer, with

about to depart world (until per-

is

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

And

from other

In

an opinion column

March

21

in

same

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

Have

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-

made

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.

As

irritating

as

this

all

is,

it

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.

it

Conestoga College shut down the Condor men's hockey team to save money. In stated

that

fact, the

league collapsed

when

teams pulled out. Conestoga explored joining several

other leagues, but those plans

work out. Spoke apologizes

didn’t

for the error.

CLARIFICATION

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

1985.

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-

my to

blue vest, it felt escape the kitchen

who

help guide the

is

still

right

It’s

ate.

If

where

you it

is,

beside

really I

McDonalds.

want

to find out

suggest asking

dent is

to hire a stu-

co-ordinator. In fact, the college doing the hiring. life

Spoke apologizes

us

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trip to

winning.

the

edition of Spoke,

Kate

little

last

mercials, and the fact that they cater to guys.

Maxim

throw

finally, yelling at

ate

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And

Tim Murphy

little

not even really that important, but it has been getting

on

my

full-time job that doesn’t involve retail, a car that is reli-

Donning

while something has started to bother me. Now, it’s nothing serious or earthshattering,

your hand for us to come

A

representatives the last

finishing

now.

wonderful

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-

Opinion

— Page 5

politely, not

first,

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

life

College graduation.

Justin

is

forming nearly

my

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

2005

but also very scary I’ve reached a point in

article

28,

exciting

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that years

form.

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News

— SPOKE, March 28, 2005

Page 6

New

legislation

has not been widely accepted across the province

Restaurateurs prefer to uncork their By JENNIFER

ORMSTON

licensed restaurants

eligible

owners across the province met the new Bring Your

bottle at

Own Wine (BYOW)

slow

Restaurant

legislation

may

any price they choose.

Locally, the

program

is

for

under

licences

legislation will

some

are just

putting

it

Ab

said

pockets,”

in

their

is

341

a

demand

some

to exercise

a business decision

how

they want to

exercise this particular initiative.”

Ab

Campion,

own

Herbert Hernandez.

and

much

BYOW

a

for

although he

Dave

is

bottles,

they were purchased

at the

restaurant.

THTR

law stipulates the

cork must be properly reinstalled

by restaurant

Under

this

fact,

manager

this

they will

flexible legislation

they will use

if

it;

when

for instance,

manager may ment the endorsement on night, said Campion.

decide to imple-

“It

how of

way

allows restaurateurs to decide

but then cut back to just

and Tuesday the "All that

new

is

slow

a

staff.

voluntary program,

Drive

Kitchener, said the

ticipate in the

if

it

a business decision as to

bottle? Put

FACT BOX •

Call ahead to ensure restaurant

offers

the bottle?

cup holder?”

22-year-old

Vanessa Parker, agrees. “It will be harder for service staff to keep track of how much people

tions,

drink.”

Business student

Nem

“It will cost

a

good

bottles

a

minimum

food

number of

you can bring

Be aware of your

responsibili-

and legal transport and from a restaurant www.cbs.gov.on.ca

ties for safe

Saric, 19,

of wine to

idea.

customers a

like

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-

lot less

it

Conestoga

|

the

in

Christian

cup holder?” Kristin Grifferly,

compa-

journalism student

Fellowship

BYOW program.

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.

impaired

in

classmate,

and motel

they want to exercise this par-

will par-

Jim Watson said this legislation is about giving customers options, according to a Jan. 29 article in the Toronto Star, titled Restaurants

Her

initiative

fine-dining

against the

is

“What do you do with in the

the

and

restaurants and banquet halls, notes

driving.

it

in

family

restaurants, cafes, hotel

because she believes driv-

could lead to a rise

Put

participate

a

student

journalism

the initiative

“What do you do with the

Winooski’s on Sportsworld

in

initiative

Establishments that are eligible include

BYOW legislation.

First-year

Gaming

and

Alcohol Commission. the

to

Conestoga College students are of mixed opinion regarding the

than before.”

To obtain the necessary endorsement to participate in the BYOW program, restaurants must apply to

Monday

next.

legitimate.”

is

to drink in restaurants

ticular initiative.”

an excessive amount in his opinion. “It doesn’t really fit our bill.” Rhonda Schenk, manager of

ny has yet to decide

The

endorsement,

unsure which one.

Stewart,

In

a

it.”

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

if

for

also said he believes only one

Moose

even

adding

said,

policies for the

offer the service.

The Ontario government enacted BYOW legislation on Jan. 24.

consumed

she

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,

Commission

partially

among some

Country Boy restaurant on Manitou Drive, said the eatery is not going to

Alcohol and Gaming

home

been

establishments are free to set their

it

commu-

there have

reservations

restaurateurs,”

He to

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

as

it

popular, they

Business Services.

nity.”

“It is

will use

it’s

who

Campion,

in their

they think

back

because they want to see what their competition is doing and whether is

if

Kristin Grifferty, 21,

Gaming Commission.

there

program because participation

voluntary, said Julie Rosenberg,

and

communications employee with the Ministry of Consumer and

spokesperson for the Alcohol and

"They are not going

among the community regarding

restaurant this

(restaurateurs)

cause more harm

for controversy to exist

restaurants have our endorsement, there are

the

believe

restaurateurs

than good for the dining industry. But, there is no legitimate reason

initiative

although

is,

he said that this bringing Ontario into the 21st cen-

Some

lishments in the province.

thing

Monday and Tuesday one week, broached was about

first

tury.”

start.

have been granted approval. There are 17,400 licensed estab-

“The

“When this,

off to a

with apprehension. At the time of publication. 341 of the 370 establishments that applied the

program. the premier

to the

corkage the for opening the

set its

own wine

Campion

advises patrons to call

restaurants in advance to inquire

whether or not they

have

present

s

the

BYOW endorsement. If they do, he recommends asking

if

it

will be

enacted on a specific evening. “I know some restaurants decide they

are

going to apply

it

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You know long before

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The Incredibles

will live

up

to

first

trusty

old

tip-off is

Pixar

across

the

screen.

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

its

name.

The

Bob

seeing that

lamp bounce

at

it.

This

when

is

the rest of his

family has to

come

The

to his rescue after

has lamp become a reliable symbol for

he bites off more than he can chew.

As with

all

Pixar

film-

movies, the charac-

making, so you know you’ll be

ters are tailored to

dazzled by the

the voices, not the

animation.

other

quality

the people

who do

way

around,

that we’re intro-

which is a fault in most of the animated junk that comes

duced

out today.

The second the creative

is

way

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

one.

beats.

By

got whiplash).

patriarch of the family,

new album, Chasing the Sky, which was released March 8. All her songs, I

her singing and her soft music

make CD.

for

But don’t

listen to

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if

The

first track,

and

my

favourite, Getting There,

personal is

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though being they’re interviewed on

as (Internet photo)

DVD

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an instant

mated

nostalgic feel as

shorts.

for

She has a few slow songs about love and heartbreak like Cry and

kids,

The

Incredibles

takes

for

that a step further.

This

movie

made

for adults,

just

well as putting

us in the mindset of what

life is like

happens

to

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

far

better

Shark Tale

action films of the past decade.

The

plot involves a family of

superheroes

who must keep

their

powers secret, not because they’re hiding from bad guys, but because super powers have been outlawed

The

to believe that

She has

definitely

come

only 22.

a long

way

which was featured a somewhat

since her last album, self- titled.

It

corny song called Somebody to Love, but her first single. Black is

made me

when

Homeless Heart

Leigh-Ann, dent

with her high-pitched yet soft voice and heart-drumming emotion.

Songstress Amanda Stott writes about more mature topics on her new album.

who

I

died in an acci-

when she was

three, before

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

life

high note,

organic grain farm.

If

Her new album concludes with

that she brings to

life

(Internet photo)

first

saw the Music Country video on Television. Her first album was dedicated to her sister Andrea notice her

the

hard-hitting

track,

My

try

Real

literally.

you’re at

pretty

songs,

won’t regret

Life, yet another pretty tune about

all

interested in coun-

music and you

like a lot of soft,

take

a

listen.

it.

family-with-real-

instantly relate to the characters.

The

extras on the two-disc

DVD

they’ve saved (one of the heroes

mentaries,

is

me

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

hard for

is

last year.

whole

decided they couldn’t afford the lawsuit launched against the heroes by the people after the U.S.

It

this singer-songwriter is

to the

by scenes of character develop-

ment

listen.

animated.

wonderful story as opposed

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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

is

make

to

sure the radio station runs smoothly until they figure out

how

they

going to replace (Burley),”

are

job

include

duties

making sure CJIQ is conforming to its Canadian Radioinquires and

television

managed

four radio stations

Columbia” he much the same

“So it’s pretty I was doing down there.” Scott was the station manager

said.

ments.

which

inci-

is,

area where Burley

moved. Burley

now working

is

for the

B.C. interior radio division for Standard Broadcasting (Canada’s

company) as programming director.

largest broadcasting

He

oversees 21 of the 51 radio

stations Standard Broadcasting has

Canada.

December

In

Scott

2000,

returned to Ontario with his family

and he became the general manag98.5 morning host at

CKWR

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FM in Waterloo. 2004 Scott was hired by

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the college as the sales and mar-

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Valley,

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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

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by performing some of the computer functions such as generating daily music logs and commercial logs.

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before moving to B.C. Scott also teaches the history of

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CJlQ’s sales and marketing manager and is temporarily the radio station’s station manager and broadcasting pro-

radio-advertising

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course.

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the college gives him.

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Cyclones players work hard on and By JON VANEFF

we

ve been friends a long time.”

Listowel also

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

living

to

that

four

2005

playoffs.

The Cyclones

By

includes three students from Conestoga College - defencemen

Mike

Feltz and Kyle

Handsaeme

and forward and team captain Kyle

Verbeme.

How

They

2003

and

place in the

final.

seventh place team to

Listowel team to

it

became

make it first

to the final

25-year history. In Stratford

and

Kitchener both swept Listowel in the

so

in

a

way

the

Cyclones have redeemed themselves.

“We

have been more dedicated

playing

a

system

in their

that

has

12 playoff games.

the

in

March

championship

final

Handsaeme is

said

the

“I haven’t got past the first

on any team

pretty incredible,” said

He

has also played for the

Thomas

Stars

Siskins during his three-year Junior

B hockey If the

onship they

league career.

Cyclones win the champifinal

against

go on

to

Owen Sound

compete for the

final

sure of hockey at the

Defensively

Cyclones have

Junior

B Hockey League

been

foundations student, said he has to

*

make

keep up with

sacrifices to

his

studies.

“Most of

the time

my

and party because

go out

can’t

I

team

practis-

es twice a week (Tuesday and Wednesday),” said Verberne. “I

have to keep up with so

I

don’t

Handsaeme, business it’s

my homework

behind.”

fall

a

second-year

management

student, said

20,

tougher to keep up with school

because playing hockey doesn’t give

him

much

as

time as a normal

person would have. “I have to find a happy medium between hockey and school,” said

Handsaeme, who

is

playing

in his

second season with Listowel.

Handsaeme

said playing

teaches him time

hockey

management and

multi-tasking and leadership skills for his program.

“You he

learn

how

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

good

their

qualities.”

Verbeme, who has played three seasons on the Cyclones, said playing hockey helps

him with

the

fit-

ness section of his program, keep-

him

ing

won

in

the

shape. This season he

Mid-Western Junior B

defensive player of the year award.

The Cyclones the

odds

are going against

while

making

Western Junior B history

Midthe

in

process.

The Cyclones have blown Stratford Cullitons,

best-of-seven

games first

to none.

team

to

past the

sweeping

their

quarter-final

four

The Cyclones

arc the

knock

the Cullitons out

ol the first round.

Mark Crawford, technician

Listowel released.

20, a mechanical

student, this

He

played

year before

for

being

then signed with the

Cullitons. “I

went

to Stratford thinking I’d

far into the playolls,

get beat out by

my

so

it’s

former team,”

said Crawford. “But, I’m friends

go

tough to

happy

lor

on the Cyclones because

solid,

allowing only 29 goals

mi

St.

and the Waterloo

Sutherland

a first-year police

it’s

Handsaeme.

onship

19,

round

I’ve played on, so

Handsaeme.

Verbeme,

Cyclones

rience for him.

same

the

of

a huge learning expe-

allowed everyone to play in the

same time?

as

23.

the stress of school and the pres-

direction,” said

the ice

The Cyclones are down two games to one against Owen Sound

playoff run

are also the

make

2004,

quarter-finals,

by

do hockey players handle

fifth

beating Kitchener they

first

in the franchise’s

boast a lineup that

Kitchener to two, to

Owen Sound Saugeen Greys

to the final.

cylinders in

the

games

league championship

has a high-powered offence that all

their semifinal

advance against the

the

the

my

Dutchmen

Mid- Western Junior B hockey team has been firing on

-

matchup against

The

definition.

won

off

Cup

against the champi-

winners of the Western

and the Golden Horseshoe Hockey League.

,

.

,

.

_

,

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

Listowel Cyclones

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


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on an Oscar-worthy act. Quit and be yourself,

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their fast-paced styles

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