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New student

life

Smoke

co-ordinator Conestoga’s Leanne to enrich student

experience

life

and

Journalism professor saves the day by unplugging smoking computer.

Spoke

Holland-Brown plans

opportunities.

A

newsroom

learning

for

detector

Dissecting student fees Each student at Boon campus pays about $800 in fees. Where does the money go?

journalism students

..

Mdnday, September

1

9,

2005

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Pond Party gets extreme makeover By DENISE MULLER

ond-year and returning students,” she said.

The weather cleared up time for students to

changes made for

test

She also said none of the events were changed because of costs.

just in

out the

this year’s

Pond

Usually with

students

inflatable

were greeted games, sumo

year

Pond

the

Party

vendors from the Kitchener-Waterloo area that pay to be a part of the event. This year, vendors like Bel-Air

replaced with a three-legged race, a water balloon toss, balloon shave and dunk tank.

Best

do is make interactive and a litsocial,” said Judy

Dusick.

Dusick said CSJ found

that

over

the years the party wasn't really getting the students together as

well as “It’s

CSI might have liked. a place for new students

meet each other and

Direct, Aztec Computers, Rogers, to

Buy and 91 .5 The Beat helped minimize the cost for CSI, which

rented the

to

dunk tank and provided

the food for free at the event.

hamburgers and were also offered a vegetarian alternative.

CSI president, Justin The Beat DJ, the

said

Falconer,

vegetarian

lunch alternative and the increased

use of the beer area were the biggest improvements to the event this year. "It's a nice opportunity for students to go outside,” Falcpner said.

Callaghan, a second-year nursing student said she met some

“We don’t get to go outside much during the school year. It’s like we're hibernating.”

people at the Pond Party and likes the event.

more outside events

Liz

last

year

“There’s less events this year, but

awesome and you can hammered before you go to

the music

meet sec-

to

after

Conestoga College students con-

attracts various

trying to

dunk tank)

sumed roughly 2,400 hotdogs and

However, Conestoga Students Inc.’s general manager said those games were dropped this year and

“What we’re it a little more tle bit more

balls (for the

a balance between what will

Every

wrestling and gladiator jousting.

some

she finished eating.

provide a service to the students and what is a reasonable expense.”

“It’s

Party.

Callaghan said she hasn’t tried any of the events, but might throw

get

is

Falconer said he’d like to see students during the like a

for

Conestoga

warm

weather,

horseshoe tournament.

See Pages 10 and 11 for

class,” she said.

additional story and photos.

Second-year nursing student,

Minister visits Conestoga Education has to

rest

on a foun-

training, colleges

minister of

By ERIC

and universities, a visit to

O.T.’s

outside

College students.

Conestoga students.

invested

$4.7

million

here,”

into

May,

8

the

in

classroom

for

(Photo by Melissa Hancock,

new

amphitheatre-style

The

in the

A-wing

says the new $330,000 amphitheatre in Conestoga College’s A-wing is essential for better learning. College

at the col-

lege.

About $330,000 went

into con-

verting the regular classroom into an amphitheatre and Bentley said it

be a great benefit for students. “Students will be able to see bet-

will

hear better and interact better,” he said. “Eye contact is important.”

MPP

along with Kitchener John Milloy and the college’s

president, John Tibbits, toured various parts of the college following

minister of training, colleges

a great

is

way

to kick off the year.”

Tibbits said the

main focus of

all

the projects has been to deal with the college’s infrastructure.

“There’s always the temptation to take the money and put it into the cafeteria,” he said, “but

keeping the like main-

is

not they're working in a safe, clean

and effective

to

Bentley said.

Milloy said the focus always has on students and whether or

to be

“It’s

facility.

physically the foundation of

learning,” Milloy said. “I think this

tear

the

building,

but Tibbits said

they won’t be using

up

in

one

year.

all

the

only available

some

in

money

years.

The

$4.7 million for Conestoga was a special one-time investment.

The government

Tibbits said there

and

under its annual facilities -renewal program. Additional funding is

also

made

addi-

investments into local uniThe University of Waterloo received $9.5 million and

institute,”

Wilfrid

Laurier

when

trying

an important part of student

and health,” he

fitness is

new

on

“This

centre has added

some

great

after-school programs such Tribal

and muscle

Fit

strengthening classes,

new

equipment and making upgrades

continually

is

fitness

to benefit stu-

dents.

“We’ll continue upgrading and improving the centre,” Osborne said. “After all. a healthy student is

a better student.” O.T.’s sports bar

that the bar

is

said.

a recreation centre.”

The

he said.

in the rec centre and not in main building may also negatively influence the amount of stu-

dent business

“But

can’t sort of be a one-time

though,” Tibbits

is

open from

1

a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then reopens

from 4

to

1 1

The

p.m.

recreation

centre is open from 7 a.m. to p.m., Monday to Friday, and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends. For more information on fitness programs, intramurals and book-

said.

you

at the bar.

1

can

imagine

how

campus bar, Condors' Roost, was without

underutilized the old

"I

the

keep making

the

j

they'll

these investments.”

He

believes that an active social

1

to

University.

thing

a fine line

Osborne also said the

would hope

for the college.

promote an on-campus bar and

being

“It

money-

safety concerns in an educational

versities.

went

Conestoga of marketing

director

“We walk

tional

$3.2

He

as judo,

Osborne,

and the college rec centre, said the

to

including the

“In the end, our main focus

sports bar isn’t a huge

maker

hockey

host special events

said.

life.

“There’s

to

licensed patio outside.” Osborne

bar atmosphere to

College’s

recreational

facilities

our

from

addition

that use

students.

Every year the government invests $40 million into the maintenance at postsecondary institutions

get

business in

we

life is

Paul

is a lot of wear on the building with the number of people who use the college every day and, like a car. if you don’t change the oil and fix the engine it will eventually break down. There are about 20 more improvements that need to be made

about,”

universities, Chris Bentley

more of a attract more

receives parties

leagues and

believes O.T.’s needs

thing.”

taining the engine of a car.”

talk

Runyan

better during classes.

building up-to-date

you don't usually

student Kate

“We

been

President John Tibbits (centre) and Kitchener MPP John Milloy both agree the new classroom will help students see and hear

More pumps

water for the roof have been installed and heating and cooling systems have been improved. "‘It’s the bricks and mortar stuff

I’ve

nobody here,” said Kitchen. “Get some bar food, some chicken wings, comfy couches, good music or some-

Bentley’s speech.

energy-efficient

and

(left),

ter,

Bentley,

time

third-year business

over an afternoon drink. Third-year business management classmate, Geoff Kitchen,

overdue maintenance and to purchase and update equipment and classrooms. Bentley made his speech on Sept. in

first

management

Conestoga, as part of the budget

announced

the

said

the fitness

now.”

is

is

"It's

government

provincial

was tucked away where

not a social hot spot for Conestoga

ing success.

The

MURPHY

Conestoga’s sports bar, O.T.’s,

Conestoga College that building maintenance is a key step to ensur-

~]

bar

money-maker centre

know during

students

let

the

Party.

not a big

dation, literally.

Chris Bentley,

(Photo by Denise Muller) Callaghan, enjoys a free hotdog

O.T.’s sports

HANCOCK

By MELISSA

Pond

at this year’s

Liz

said sustained funding

help to ensure the always at its best.

would

building

is

E-wing,”

Osborne. “Students would have to walk from the D-wing and even fewer people knew about it because it said

ings call the recreation centre at

748-35

2, the hotline at 748-3565 check their website at www.conestogac.on.ca

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1

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or

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Page 2

— SPOKE, September

19,

News

2005

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Parking

Conestoga College

questions answered by

as 600 on waiting

random students

What is the one thing you need from home to survive in college?

By

STEPH BAULK

ly

new start to the school year, many students found the college had a new way to buy parking

Hung

a

permits, and they didn’t even have

“Good food from my

kitchen.”

Le, 20, first-year

to leave

com-

puter programming/analyst

home.

Students interested a

in

purchasing

parking permit for the 2005

permits online for the

time via

first

Conestoga College's website. John Tribe, security representaConestoga, said the online

tive at

parking application went well considering

was

it

“We found

Amanda

in the

this year, but

Smith, 20, third-

we

He

was

said the system

set

applicants had to provide their credit

card

number which was then

manually processed at the college. This is where they had the problem. “When you applied for your perI

can

some games.” Timothy McVeigh, 20, first-year mechanical engineering

play

would

you your application had been accepted and you were to get an e-mail confirmHowever, ing you got a permit. there were some problems with mit online

“My computer so

it

tell

“My that

I

DVD

player so

can watch Family Guy

so you’ll be able to

how we determine how many more spaces we can

gets

rationally sell,” he said.

ling

so that’s

comwhen

were permits and orientation

in class.”

held for registration

Mike Routhier, 22, secondyear general business

day and the ones allotted to be sold online were sold out within four said

purchasing

permits

licence.”

Tribe said people parking where they aren’t supposed to

throughout the year. Forged parking passes are a big problem as well. a major problem for us every

“It’s

year because of the waiting

has

“People can’t buy

make copies of them.”

to

He

in

said if they

do

find forged

parking permits it would most likely be dealt with through the code of conduct. “It’s

a criminal offence,” he said.

going to cost them a

“It’s

underground

fine, it’s

going to be on their student record

and

Continued improvements

and

permits so they devise these ways

been

of

list

people not being able to afford a pass,” he said.

parking

not the

is

only problem security encounters

operations.

it

body

to

TV camera

doesn’t bode well for any-

at the college.”

Tribe said because forgery

is

a

systems, additional cameras

criminal offence security could call

and emergency phones to increase safety, and upgrading and replacing equipment

the police and have

also

are

included

the

in

With the number of people it is

hard to say just

how

“Generally what we try to do though is re-educate people on what they're doing wrong," he said. Tribe said if you are waiting for a

still

permit

long

pinking passes are

daily

available in Lot

there are spots available security

a day, or

be contacting those people by

ly

and Lot

for $18.

weekly passes

were not handing the first week of school,

said they

1

1

1

for

$5

you can purchase a weekpass on Mondays or Fridays in

Room 2B06

telephone or by e-mail. out tickets

dealt with

ileges.

the wait will be, but as soon as

will

it

under the Criminal Code, have the car towed or suspend parking priv-

costs.

He

weeks.

get

won’t be able to register your car or

renew your

.

for

something for

them to ignore,” “If you do ignore it, said Tribe. your fine can increase, plus you

Parking fees are set by College Council. The increase this year was 14.6 per cent. Parking at Conestoga College is a secondary activity and therefore, students are required to pay the costs without the use of funding educational intended for rate

who

people

said

He

it is a means of controlwhere people park. “They are City of Kitchener tick-

MORE Conestoga’s

absolutely no revenue from

ets so they are not

tion at the college.”

there

be ticketing now.”

them, but

WHY IT COSTS

The

week we and we

slips

City of Kitchener, so the college

“I think it’s a realistic expectation,

first

Tribe said the tickets are from the

waiting for parking permits. Tribe

said

will

able to park.

your purchase totally you go online to buy it,” he said. “There’ll be no manual intervenTribe

he said. “After the

is

the closed circuit

plete

portable

a person

coming year

cart,

educate

to

handed out warning

if

services.

ping

tried

paying $275 for a parking spot, he or she should be but

Tribe said it took up to 10 days to process the applications, but in the

be totally auto-

we

couple of weeks

first

people on where they should park,"

inspection

will

without a permit.

parking spaces are not guaranteed to be there everyday,

or not,” he said.

it

lot

guards and they

Tribe said the parking application

“Then we got endless amounts of phone calls from basically everyone who applied wanting to know if their application was successful

matic like any other website where you can make purchases and you'll know instantly whether your application was successful or not. “Next year it will be like a shop-

year practical nursing

to park."

fixed to a five-year plan order to continuously pay for parking expenses and other costs. These costs consist ot lot including maintenance, resurfacing, repainting and

some of the e-mail systems, notably hotmail, so people weren’t receiving any confirmation,” said Tribe.

“Money from my parents.” Brenda G’Villagas, 19, first-

controlled the lots with numerous

will

up so

a

more people

for next

year,” said Tribe.

year broadcasting

in

with the facts and figures allowing

a few minor glitches

system

tickets

parked

marked “The

the first time using

make some improvements

coming weeks

the

in

list

will be issued to those

we come up

“That’s where

said.-

new system.

the

family.”

but

indicates

school year were able to buy the

my

you might gel another 60 or 80

spaces that are then saleable,” he

With

“Pictures of

demand

in

will

Daily and

be available

throughout the year.

online also provided students with

an equal opportunity to buy parking permits regardless of their geographic location.

“A sleeping bag as well as

my

“What you had before was kind of an

parking spot from home.”

Laura Brenda Tivera, 23, third-year civil engineering

unfair business,”

he

said.

"Anyone who

lived close by, or

the extra time

were

had

the first people

to gel a parking pass.”

For those students who missed on buying parking permits

out

online and are one of the approxi-

mately 600 people on the waiting list. Tribe said security will be get-

“A clone of myself so

do

all

my

school work

it

can

for

me.”

Chris Marion, 19, first-year

ting permits turned

car

applied project

and

faculty

management

back

in.

“People drop out, people start to carpool or mom and dad take the

away because they

can't afford

he said. Lot counts arc done on each lot every day, several times a day, it,”

because if there are 300 spaces we only sell 300 permits, said Tribe.

"When

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent /

the schedules

play not everyone

is

come

parking

same time everyday, so

at

into

the

theoretical-

(Photo by Steph Baulk)

Vesna pass

up for a parking approximately 600 stu-

Peiovici, 22, in police foundations, signs

at the security office.

dents on a waiting

list

for

She

is

one

a permit.

of


News

SPOKE, September

BORS

A new website has been launched

By

AMANDA KAHGEE

"We’re hoping

much

Conestoga College to inform students of news and events connected at

with student

Connex

Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre is offering rooms to non-students due to a

life.

inform students about events around the college such as CSI activities, athletic intramurals and teams, student will

decline

workshops and seminars.

The

can be accessed by

site

section of Conestoga's

then eliciting on the

home

Connex

the

have progress reports on

as well

as

A

life.

"student life” section includes

campus, volunteer opportunities and student focus groups. The section will also promote events and activities put on by CSI and at the recreation centre.

The

includes

also

site

an

"employees” section which is meant to connect employees of the school to student life and a "question/feedback” section to allow students to give their input.

The

will

site

Monday

coming week. “We really just wanted to have one place where students could go going on

in

the

check what’s happening around the college which directly affects to

student

life,”

Leanne

said

Smoke By

Holland-Brown, student ing force behind

co-

life

Connex.

She hopes that this will give students the chance to get excited about being

at the

school in addi-

tion to academics.

potential fire

their

feedback and to see,”

an award. I’d like to show that.”

tell us what they Holland-Brown said.

working closely with Holland-

Brown

for students to give their feedback.

dent development, to

get

ground, said

it

who

the

site

has been off the

has long been a

dream of hers for students to have one place where they can go to find out what’s going on around

in

was avoided on

one of the Learning Resource Centre (LRC) computers began to smoke just after 8 a.m. David Journalism professor

After looking

at the

computers,

IT said there was no way to detect the cause of the smoke but some sort of liquid was found in staff at

flames but there was a tremendous

amount of white smoke pouring

in the

in the library at

the time, said, “There weren’t any

LRC.

Catherine Wilkins, the director of

out the back of one of the comput-

we had

it’s

because

As he unplugged noticed

it

the

unit

he

wasn’t hot but had the

smell of solder. Smillie said the

empty

dent.

at the

Security

room was

virtu-

time of the inci-

was

arrived seconds after

students

spare cash? Full training,

a waiting

no experience necessary.

of about 240

list

Flex scheduling. Create

people,” he said. “Last year that

was

your

half.”

Kobylnik estimates

that

20 per

cent of students returned to resi-

dence

“A

this lot

year from

we

Full or part-time available. Call

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rooms the resimake up the losing due to lack of

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to

students occupying the rooms.

simple yet modern.”

hours.

Weekends

last year.

of the non-students

own

Morn./After./Even./

have right now are long terms that are working in the area or arc in between homes,” he said.

said of the it

number of

Students Wanted

Book expensive? Money tight? Need groceries and

“Probably a couple of years ago

been pretty pos-

it’s

Van Der Zwet feedback. “They like

CLASSIFIED

but by

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applied, said Kobylnik.

she was was resolved

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and he unplugged called

thankful the situation

quickly. "It stopped and that

the

most important thing," she said. After the problem is fully investigated, the LRC will make any adjustments or changes necessary, “For

now we

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Universities

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dents changed or dropped courses.

&

post-secondary

06

else.”

Patience required

in

Extending the tuition freeze for 2005-

keep

Lineups at the Student/Client Services Building were sometimes close to four hours long during the first week of school, as stu-

more

education between

our eyes and ears on everything

(Photo by Tim Gedke)

for Colleges

billion

Wilkins said.

the computer.

The unit, as well as two others, were removed and given to

is

$6.2

education

learning resources, said

ers.”

ally

"Apparently itive,”

beginning of the

LRC

two of the units they inspected. IT staff assured all precautions were being taken before the units, or any replacements, were put back

who was

a decline in the

who

activities.

The site was designed by computer programming student Brad Van Der Zwet, who said it is a great way

Carol Gregory, director of stu-

at the

Information Technology (IT) for

Sept. 8 after

Smillie,

don't typically rent

Half of the 26 rooms are currentand there are group bookings scheduled in the future.

end of the fall semester there were seven rooms available for rent due to students who had moved out. This year there's definitely been

and, this year, they

the college

were finally given the green light. “I’m hoping that students will always be able to go to Connex and know that the information is updated and correct,” she said. “It’s not just about events and

want

give

inspection.

A

we

the

I’m hoping to have student recognition. If a student wins

“It is pivotal that students

scare

MEGHAN KRELLER

director of student development,

ordinator and one half of the driv-

be updated every

so students can see what’s'

kind of getting the word

Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre isn't the only conference centre to offer rooms. It has been done in the past by several other residence and conference centres located in Windsor, Ottawa, Brampton and Seneca in Toronto.

year there was a waiting

and Leanne Holland-Brown, student life co-ordinator, have been working hard this school year to get Connex up and running. (left),

as

the first floor of the residence that

Last year

(Photo by Mike Bors)

Carol Gregory

postings of part-time jobs on the

them

manager John Kobylnik.

things like the

about student

fill

ly full

the year,” said the centre’s general

new student centre any new information

to

can," said Kobylnik.

dence this year. There are 26 rooms located on

extended period of time. “This is the first time we’ve had rooms to rent at the beginning of

page,

we

rooms.”

anyone wishing to spend the night or even for an

logo.

The "what's new” section of

"It’s just

students living in resi-

in

as

out because

are available to

clicking on the current students’

site will

— Page 3

Rez says welcome to hotel Conestoga

A new ‘Connexion By MIKE

2005

19,


Page 4

— SPOKE, September

19,

Commentary

2005

Hurricane victims are not alone has passed, however, this year our Another Sept. southern neighbours were forced to focus on more than the anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks. Less than two weeks before the anniversary. Hurricane 1

hammered America’s Gulf coast, crumbling

Katrina that

1

drowned

the city of

New

of Mississippi, as well. With three days’ notice,

jammed

levees

Orleans and crippling

much

highways became traffictheir homes to

Gulf coast residents fled from safe spots, away from the danger. as

Unfortunately, for in the U.S., there

many

citizens in the ninth poorest city

was no way

out.

While many filled their vehicles with precious belongings and evacuated “The Big Easy,’’ others filled grocery bags and sprinted for shelter in the Louisiana Superdome and braced themselves for the Category 5 hurricane. The aftermath was astounding. The results are tragic. Americans are once again forced to stomach a loss and rebuild.

While people around the world prayed for victims of the twin tower attacks and instantly donated Although there is no way of tsunami towards controlling a hurricane, there is relief last year, there hasn’t been the same absolutely no question that outpouring for the more could have been donq to victims of Katrina. reduce the loss of lives. The world’s superpower was bewildered that such a horrific event could take place on its soil. The world also seemed in a state of disbelief, with few countries initially

High gas prices force students to find a different mode of transportation.

Warning: Incoming race cars and yachts If

I

I

about gas prices,

would be

my money

In fact,

could use

I

way

all that

a bike for me.

can, too.

portation out of hurricane disaster areas, especially New Orleans, many people did not have transportation to the

gre $3,680 per hour

buses.

a concierge at your beck and call.

Others argue that more could have been done to help the Gulf coast after the hurricane. But, with President George W. Bush and the U.S. government still focusing on spending taxpayers’ money on the War on Terror, it didn’t appear

This service

to

The American people need our help. The Canadian government was quick

show compassion.

you

destination and

Renting a private

Personally,

I

like to get

is

jet

costs a

mea-

which includes

offered through

long as

is an Indy car. As Homer Watson Boulevard is

in less than 6.2 seconds.

done

never be late again.

landing on

a couple million but

the soccer fields. I'll

buy a new

electric

golf cart complete with

cup holder and bug At $17,500 I could buy two and have someone else carry my books for me. After class I

deflector.

could head back to

Doon

Golf Course and play the I’ve always

Valley

been a fan of hot

air

with their breathtaking

views looking down from hundreds of feet in the is

direct than

air.

All you have to do

leave four hours early, fork over

on

fuel

and arduous intersections. Parking

when you can

a snap

is

Out of

I’ll

all

of these options

of them sible

get to

all,

way

really matter?

in college if

think not.

your boat

to

find yourself stuck

you wouldn’t be you didn’t know how

land. But,

your head

to use

better

way. Tow,

exercise.

float

may

on dry

I

have

the yacht. With no posto

school you

I

most extravagant

yet to discuss the

consumption and cost

But hang gliding would be

land on any

roof top.

Race cars are you do

in

It’s

probably the most practical way to traverse over the dense roadways

wear an awesome fire retardant jumpsuit and so, does anything else

to find another

tow your boat

tow,

Sailing through the breeze hold-

behind your semi and take a couple

ing on to a gigantic thousand dollar

friends along for a dip in the pool

kite

links.

could be

getting to school

clear,

fierce

balloons

where I’m

muter’s option

Bombardier Skyjet. I’m sure our college president wouldn’t mind us

Hummer

backed up on

traffic

the field behind the cafeteria?

there in style.

going fast so maybe the best com-

leather seats,

sending almost 1 ,000 sailors and soldiers to the area and three warships loaded with humanitarian supplies. Canadian doctors, nurses and other specialists have also been sent, as have emergency response units. Now it is the turn of the Canadian people. We all must give whatever we can spare. It will make a world of difference for those who now have nothing. Give generously, by going to www.redcross.org. It’s the Canadian thing to do. to respond,

$350 and you’re

at

those

all

landing your personal helicopter

I’m taking alternative measures to

my

in

stalls.

you canter

the hair as

Highway 401. Or what could be more

riding the bus, walking or riding

Better yet.

we need

suckers

cash to

to get to school.

No

arrive at

mind

top speed. You’ll fly by

Although there is no way of controlling a hurricane, there is absolutely no question that more could have been done to reduce the loss of lives before Katrina hit. Although buses were provided for those who did not have trans-

be a priority. Instead of pointing fingers,

Girls,

worries

solved.

find a better

naturally ride your thorough-

bred horse straight from the

heard a complaint

offering help or aid.

to

would

had a dollar and change for

every time

would be the

stem side

best rush for peo-

ple seeking thrills.

A

few of you who might be old

in

the

to get around.

Simple, but

most expensive of

tastes,

your everyday

life,

travel

some of

which we dreamed were never pos-

fashioned might prefer a simpler

way

in transit.

There are many choices for

sible

in

until

...

we

collected our gas

complaint money.

you

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SPOKE, September

Home my The

heart

you’re a

That painting hangs on

room

friends and keep your parents updated on your academic success. As fun as your new life may be, we all need a bit of our home, our past life, to keep us grounded.

When

moved

I

from

here

Thunder Bay a few years ago, I didn’t feel homesick at all. I was excited to be away from northern Ontario and to be starting at a new school, doing something

even

don’t

Thunder Bay,”

Adam Black) A Mr. Sub truck driver warns students to watch out as he unloads boxes. The submarine shop might be one of the healthier fast food choices at Conestoga. (Photo by

Eating well can benefit

seemed smaller and

me

be found in oranges which are cheap in price

The beginning of college

many

time for

is

a

For many

firsts.

students right out of high school it’s

their first

from home and for themselves.

time living away first time fending

Many

how important

just

don’t

to

is

it

know eat

and they look for an

properly,

easy alternative like fast food. And it’s not hard to find with giants like McDonald's, Harvey’s, Pizza Pizza and others right next door to residence and within the school. It doesn’t leave healthy alternative for

much of a many stu-

“Everyone is in such close contact so the disease spreads quite quickly”

chances of catching a cold or flu, but it also slows down your body’s natural healing process.

OK

It’s

to

treat

yourself to a

burger and

fries

awhile,

remember many

but

my

1

I

6th birthday. depicts a

whim-

flu,

fast

“Everyone

is in

constantly

places can

eating

become

at

these

quite expen-

ly

returned to

ferent.

short period of time in the mid-

970s but residents soon demanded the colourful dots be repainted. In 1990 the pagoda underwent 1

and

instead of eating a chocolate bar try eating an orange. You don’t have

dishes that are high in protein,

which

them we hoped

The kind

folks

very

important for students, especially ones that live in residence, to take a of vitamin C.

“Colds and

flu

spread through

school so fast,” said Weiler.

many

in turn promotes weight But once again, making a

habit

out

cheque book. it’s

the

at

dots

the

paper

neighbourhood

I’ve

it.

It’s that

grown up

in

time.

of

and when I go home to I'm an adult. I'm proud of my accomplishments and my life here, and I feel excited when I can go three years

back

to Thunder Bay. Going home will never be

the

same, but I’m able to enjoy

my

hometown more than when was trapped there.

Curfew

The excitemenl

where you came from. Hopefully, home is where you’ll have a soft

Maclean's magazine, would be returned to its “original 1910 look.” As a five-year-old, I was crushed. Even a threat that Polkaroo would come to town and. repaint the dots didn’t change city council’s mind. Silly me, I thought that just might work!

place to

So, as

much

your new

little

fall

tough.

fun as you’re having

life,

always remember

when It

“real life” gets a

just takes a bit of

distance and a smidgen of maturi-

ty I

And I’m happy to say as much as have grown up, I still hope they'll

repaint those beautiful, bright dots on the pagoda someday.

Loneliness

some

are living

away from home

for

the

first

There’s no one to report to about what you are doing and when. is

also no

new freedom and

one

to

ask,

"I

“How was your day?” “What

lime

love you."

opportunity

may be tempered by homesickness you’ll

get to

know some

of your

The

of eating there

quite

to familiarize yourself with

happenings on campus.

a

strain

on

will

environment and your

to

counsellor

in

Student Services

lo talk

about adjusting to your

do some problem solving about getting involved

new community.

the

is to cook you cook in you can make more than one

better alternative

for yourself. bulk,

you’ll get involved in

and clubs and events through the student

government. Read Spoke, your school newspaper,

You can meet with a

And,

if

meal for yourself so you’ll have something fast to eat in the future. Your health, weight and wallet will thank you.

k Message Visit

I

polka dot pagoda, which had once been featured on the cover of

have dinner?" and to say

of

felt

in

what’s a curfew? There like lo

I

assured us the dots would stay, but an article explaining the

you ate here from ou! of town;

What a change!

dif-

the last

later ran

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER;

Many

isn’t

I’m

visit

are watch-

loss.

your immune system.

Conestoga College, says

who

ing their carbs, they have

become

at

grandmother

my

much more.

Plus, for those

on your dresser and they contain Vitamin C which helps build up nurse

my

changed, that the streets are

how I remember

wrote to the local newspaper

I

intramural activities at the Recreation Centre

For example, Mr. Sub at Conestoga provides many healthy dishes to choose from. Students can pick what they want on their dressings and

the

moved.

I

smaller or

original green for a

as

not that the city has drastical-

multi-coloured dots all over curved, dark green roof in the middle of the night. The roof was

classmates, faculty, roommates and other peers. Perhaps

But what most students don’t is that eating healthy can be easy and fast too. For example,

Weiler,

It’s

it

Trish Weiler,

college nurse

sub, including a variety of veggies,

prepare them, you can put them

when

large,

missing your family, friends and community. Slowly,

quickly.”

sive.

know

dislike

t

its

its

now realized 1 much as I did

spective and have

don

such

close contact so the dis-

not to

mention the strain on the wallet. With many meals costing at least

in

group of rebels painted

In 1961 a

ease spreads quite

catching a cold or the

this

for

The watercolour

would you

effects on a student, including weight gain (freshman 15) and an increased chance of

lot

moved

I

bureau

visitor’s

every once and

tives.

negative

Trish

I

away from home for some per-

food places offer healthy alterna-

Constantly eating at these fast food restaurants can have many

to

unfamiliar.

an outsider.

it

actually exists, and

if it

Weiler warns that not only does not eating properly affect your

dents.

$6,

sical-looking

I

Streets had changed, everything

at

to say yes, but unfortu-

After being

downtown Thunder Bay. commonly known as the polka dot pagoda.

would be saved.

was shocked to feel so disconnected from the place where I grew up.

bed-

three years, I’ve gained

half later for Christmas and to see

my mom

my

look

I

nately, sans dots.

renovations, and

brought a few things with me that reminded me of home - memories of things I liked about Thunder Bay. My favourite item is a painting my parents gave

C can

ADAM BLACK

visit

thought.

I’m glad

Opinion

telling

When

your health and your wallet

By

loved. to

often ask

Hilton

That wasn’t an option, of course, and when 1 went home a year and a

felt like

Vitamin

I

I

want

when

wall and

every morning I'm reminded of my home. People who see the painting

Paige

You’re a college freshman. You’re thrilled to be away from home, embracing your newfound freedom. But soon the pressure will be on to get good grades, make

“I

always be

will

new textbooks fill the a new school year, and long way from home.

halls. It’s

— Page 5

where

is

din of eager students and the

scent of

2005

19,

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News

2005

Students enjoy the “Cadillac” of health plans, says Falconer By PAIGE HILTON

$190.40,

including an increase to the CSI

CSI president

Sept. 23.

is

development fee

to

pay for

$81.60 focuses directly on student development and student services on campus, said Dinning, including improvements made to com-

Falconer said.

puter labs for students.

have been

Falconer said different schools have different levels of

capital

in

mid-June and once they pay up, may not consider where that money goes. But it's something to

coverage.

they

"The health plan is arbitrary, because some people could have a

a referendum last March to increase the fee by $60. Falconer

think about.

non-opt out, everything but contra-

Guelph campuses do not have

addition to their regular pro-

ceptives plan that costs $30, or you

Doon camin ancillary

can have the extreme polar opposite, which is what we have, the

pay the fee for the student centre. The old capital development lee of $40 per student was used to fund

lees, vice-pres-

Cadillac version of a health plan,”

renovations to the recreation centre

"Students said

and Sanctuary, lighting and the computer lab in the Sanctuary,

Falconer said. "Services, represen-

Falconer said.

answer.”

Justin

Students receive their tuition

In

gram

tuition, students at

pus paid roughly $800 fees this year.

ident

of

Dinning ties that

Those

student

said, "are

Mike

affairs

focused

bills'

at activi-

are not generally within the

rubric of tuition."

The

ancillary fees include those

for the health plan, the

ment

fee

and the student priority

The opt-out deadline for the CSI health plan, which costs students

as

'put

you can in it, as long as I much can opt out.' We’ve said as long as students can opt out, let’s give them

"Now

The CSI

all

of that

money

what

to

health plan covers pre-

drugs,

annual

dental

a few items and services.

Some changes

to the student lees

made

were

ing

The

year,

this

may

need.

student

priority

fee

of

included

$37

the

in

administration fee.

Falconer said the opt-out process

would

cess on campus,” he said.

have been horrendous, so instead

and

The $90

be used to on the student centre and to fund any further maintenance the buildwill

accident

cards,

insurance and other smaller fees

for fees like the locker lee

activities

is

association

fee allows facilities,

the

short

fee funds

the college included

them

where they can

use (hat

to

still

of those things.

some

Some

services for students like laminat-

on the CSI website

photocopying and scanning.

one

money

fund any of those services.

more,

ing,

all in

"What the college had said to us was those are not actually the cost

employees and 45 part-time employees in the CSI office, travel discount cards, movie tickets, activities and entertainment provided by CSI as well as the five full-time

$100 fee pay the mortgage

Fees for the lockers, student identification

student learning and student suc-

tation

direct-

is

I

around the initiatives of call enhancing student life, is

The CSI association CSI to operate its

Falconer said the entire

cleaning and physiotherapy, just to

invoice

“That

ed to the student centre,” he said.

coverage.” scription

in

said students at the Waterloo and

as

name

fee.

voted

he said.

Conestoga

Students Inc. (CSI) capital develop-

new

the

student centre. Students

things

things cost

cost

less,"

Falconer said.

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By 2012

TARA RICKER

Sparling said taking a continuing education course like the one he

the shortage in the field

of trades will be unbelievable, said Allan Sparling, who teaches a fin-

teaches allows individuals to get their foot in the

hands

carpentry and cabinet making

ish

continuing education Conestoga College.

course

at

door and

course are in

much

a

Peer Tutoring

it

in

for personal

“This

very

is

offered in specific first year subjects that have previously challenged students. In Learning Groups, you'll get study strategies to improve your marks. Groups are led by trained tutors who have

done

well

the course.

in

hobby course.”

Peer Conversation Partners students.

problem and pending problem,” he said. Sparling said

high

demand

expected

all

right

it’s

a

new

service for English-as-second-language skills.

We work

both one-to-one and

in

more about Canadian

culture.

trades are rn to the

the

near

in

The Learning Skills Advisors can help you with study hints and shortcuts. Come to 2B07 and check out the handouts. Or, you can make an appointment

future.

“Carpentry,

is

Practice English conversation

small groups. Your peer partner can also help you learn

a

now due

shortage

improve.

offers subject specific assistance. Trained peer tutors provide

conclusion. a big

work?

one-to-one or small group service.

ernment has conducted numerous studies which have come to this

“We have

— Page 7

Peer Supported Learning Groups are

enjoyment,” he said.

Sparling said the Canadian gov-

We have resources and supports to help you

2005

test their

in a trade.

“Most of the people enrolled this

19,

Feeling frustrated with your academic

trades on the rise By

SPOKE, September

electrical

for individual help with getting organized, taking notes, or writing multiple choice

engineer-

and welding are the trades which are in the most demand,” he ing

tests.

said.

Some apprenticeship programs Conestoga College offers are weld-

Olga Stergiou

ing/fitting-modular, cabinet maker,

Sparling said

electrician-industrial

and caipenter

Some

general.

of the trades programs the college has to offer are general metal machinist, industrial

maintenance mechanic and welding

fitter.

viduals

enrolled

arrive already

want

many of

the indi-

the

in

course

To make an appointment, come to the Student Services office in 2B04 (just down the hall from Tim Horton's) in the Main Building at Doon Campus. Or call 748-5220, extension 3360.

knowing what they

to build.

“For some of them it’s a chance to build something that they might not have otherwise been able to afford.

“Or,

“Carpentry, electrical

engineering and welding are the trades which are in

the most demand.”

somehome.” David Turton has been a participant in the course for one year and continues to attend whenever it’s

“My and

cabinet making, continuing

engineering technician, industrial

maintenance mechanic and machine tool setter operator. “The demand is so high and because there are so few entering very

do

to

all

com-

the equip-

ment,” said Turton. “You can’t get

anywhere

building

to

of the part-time trades and apprenticeship courses include

tend

the use of

is

else.”

Turton has built end tables, a Lazy Susan and is looking forward

Some

who

favourite thing about

ing here

it

education

the field, those

their

fit

offered.

Allan Sparling, faculty in finish carpentry

a chance to build

it’s

thing to

are in the field well,”

said

Sparling.

home

more things

for his

this term.

Olga Stergiou has been attending courses for 10 years. “I take the time and energy to do what

love the most which

I

my own

building

is

furniture,” said

Get Connected. !! 1

Stergiou.

She has tables and

end

built a coffee table, is

working on building a

kitchen set this term.

“CONNEX”

is

student

developments and

Small business owners

College.

showcase services

Visit the • •

By TIFFANY

MCCORMICK

Small business owners have the chance to promote their services at

show presented by the Self-Employed Women of a fall trade

Waterloo Wellington

(SEWWW)

group.

On

Sept. 24,

business owners in

Kitchener-Waterloo area will be at the Waterloo Rec Centre,

Hauser Haus, from 10 a.m. tell

the

to

4

community about

their business.

The event

almost 50 vendors covering aspects such as insurance,

will feature

real

estate,

women’s

dance instructor, financial adviser and music instructor. group facilitator, Gabrielle Pagenhardt, said they health, a

SEWWW

invite the public to

make

it

more of

a community event.

“There

The trade show way for businesses

is

something for every-

is

an excellent

to get exposure.

“We’re the backbone of the counPagenhardt said of small busi-

try,”

• •

nesses.

This the

the

p.m. to

body,” Pagenhardt said.

is

was held for

er

the second trade

SEWWW in

show

group. Their

for

a newly created student

link to exciting

activities at

Conestoga

CONNEX web site:

Find out “What’s New for Students at Conestoga” Discover “Student Life” opportunities Meet the “Student Life Co-ordinator” Look for a part-time job on-campus Watch for “Student Centre ” building updates Sign up for Student Focus Groups Get involved with CONNEX!!!

first

February as a fundrais-

the

life

German Concordia

Check out the College website, Spoke, and

Pagenhardt hopes the trade show become an annual event and

listen to

the College’s radio station, for regular updates. (88.3),

school.

CJIQ

“CONNEX”

will

advises the public to “keep an eye out for the next fair,” which is

scheduled for February 2006. Some vendors will give seminars

and

speak

specifically

to

the

public

is

Life,

Services and Success

conestogac.on.ca/jsp/stserv/connex/inciex.jsp)

more

no charge for admission

but a non-perishable food item for

donation to the food bank would be appreciated.

(http. //www.

and in-depth about

their service or product.

There

Connecting Students to Student

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— SPOKE, September

19,

2005

CSI NEEDS YOU! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE INPUT

CSI SERVICES

ACTIVITIES

&

COMMITTEES

Provide input, suggestions

and comments to the

CSI

General Manager on the services

&

activities offered

Monthly meetings

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by

CSI.

approx.

I

hr.

PLEASE CONTACT US! Judy

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Top 10 foods By MELISSA HANCOCK

and is high in water content which can help keep water in students’

treats.

when trying homework and

tight

balance classes,

to

a

part-time job with healthy eating,

but there are

prepared

many

just

against cancer.

foods that can be

quick

as

McDonald’s can

Tomatoes,

as

er.

vitamin

Massimo Marcone, tist

a food scien-

University of Guelph, said

at the

a mixture of socializing,

and other types of

homework

activities

can

limit a student's time to eat.

need foods that are cook and have a good level

Students “easy to

heart disease,” he said.

they’re a

“Once you have them in your fridge, you don’t have to eat them right at their prime,” Marcone said.

certain diseases.

to help nourish brain

muscles and that is why well-known as brain food.

fish

Zucchini

though

people

students don’t

the difference

between the health benefits covered by Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) and the services provided by the Doon

campus

health

office,

said

pist,

vision and dental care.

The

.

health office offers a lot of

free services that are covered

by OHIP which students aren’t aware of, especially at the beginning of the school year,” Trish Weiler said.

The

health office offers services

which include

birth control, infor-

small

enjoy eating

He

is

is

“They (beans) protect the intesfrom cancer.” Asparagus is a vegetable that also

made aware

mation on sexually transmitted dis-

their

health office sends the

immu-

nizations and a rest area.

The nurse

insurance

said the services are

especially beneficial to out-of-town students and those who need immunizations, for example nursing students, because the students

which usually charge more for

care.

company

However, the bill

to the

instead.

antioxidants.

He

said

asparagus

is full

of vitamin

C

and

of the immunizations are a cheaper for students. The shots

can cost anywhere from $80 to $140 depending on the physician, she added. The school’s physicians charge significantly less than that, approximately $40. Weiler explained international usually

students are not covered by OHIP.

were to go to an urgent care would have to pay for

clinic they

“Young people have so much on Marcone said. Paul Duchesne, a media relations officer for Health Canada, said, “A their plates,”

student’s diet

highly individual-

is

istic.”

He

within the

also suggested that students

remember

to check out Canada’s guide to healthy eating and the

physical activity guide.

Duchesne advised meet with a health pro-

If necessary,

students to

fessional to discuss any uncertainties

all

about changing diet or physical

activity.

And

as

spokespeople for

the

Body Break would

say,

“Keep

vvcuncsuays

wii

physician

is

nc;

a dermatologist. Dr.

Wang can see students who have health concerns about acne and wart removal. If a

student misses his or her

charged a $25

For

more

Room 2B06

sj i

Mic

will

ue

go

tc

fee.

information

or call 748-5220, ext.

3254. The office hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SERVICES OFFERED Health office services include: Medical issues and health teaching I Health sexuality which involves contraceptives, pregnancy issues and testing, the morning after pill, condoms, birth conI

All three physicians can

make

referrals to other doctors, however,

they cannot get students in to see a

trol

specialist quicker than

I Nutrition

any other

physician, said the school’s nurse.

I

The physicians are available by appointment Mondays from 12:30 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesdays from 11

I

a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Fridays from

I

STD information and counselling counselling

counselling,

Community

referrals, immunizations Prescribed injections Blood pressure monitoring

I First aid

and emergency response

Prescription medications by doctors I A resting area I

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bookstore keeps staff busy •and students waiting By KRIS T IN GRIFFERTY

agement

was

student,

visiting the

bookstore for the third time

The lineups

Conestoga College bookstore have been long, but should now be coming to an

semester, where she has spent

end.

than 25 minutes.

at

the

Mary Andraza, the bookstore's manager, says that her limited staff has done their best to assist, students.

lines faster,”

Students

was more

“You should be able

to

buy

online and pick them up here,” said Abbott. “That would help.”

front,

it

she said.

online purchase option for distance

education students,

however, tend to disagree with Andraza's new speedy system for purchasing their books.

online purchasing.

First-year office administration student Katie Dietz had to buy five

an option for

books which cost her approximate-

the

in line

$500.

ly

in line

The bookstore does have an

“With our new system up

makes

this

more

than $500.

Her longest wait

Her suggestion was

to designate

specific days for specific

programs

purchase their textbooks. “Go by programs,” says Dietz. “That would make it easier.” to

Amber

Abbott, a first-year man-

said

they

accommodate She says

it

all

is

but

students

unlikely to

all

Andraza

prepared yet to

aren't

with

become

students because

bookstore does not have the space or staffing for such high

demands.

One piece of advice Andraza does give to students is to go to classes before buying the necessary

books and

to distinguish

between

“required" and “optional” reading.

fit

and have fun!”

of health services

Jodie

need a doctor’s note validating their absence they will be charged a minimum $5 fee. This fee is also considerably cheaper than the price charged at most physician’s offices, where the average price runs around $20. said If students

Weiler.

Some

If they

health

going to be.

tinal tract

and can be added to any meal, or eaten as snacks. With an entire year

not very

of classes and homework ahead, enough to think about besides what your next meal is there’s

reduce flatulence.

price range of a student’s budget

eases (STDs) and sexuality,

— Page 9

beans.

These 10 foods are

said.

also said the fruit

2005

“They cause flatulence and that’s something people don’t want,” Marcone said. There is a way to get around that though. He said adding baking soda while boiling beans can

vegetable,

going to spoil very easily,”

Marcone

lot

to

folic acid.

“Students don’t want things that

ics

pieces

cooks properly. One food that many people don’t it

is something found in a lot of facial cosmetics. Broccoli, another mean green

ly.

their services.

a student needs to

in omelettes, but said

into

it

which

enjoy the sweetness and not worry about it going bad too quick-

CSI health benefit plan annually covers prescription drugs, extended

when

a vegetable that has

Cantaloupe, also high in vitamins and B, is something students can

A

don’t have to go to urgent care clin-

go to a chiropractor, registered massage therapist and physiothera-

chop

to

rutin, a flavanoid, is in

Conestoga’s school nurse.

health care

an ingredient

think

Students need to be By JESSICA BLUMENTHAL

suggested using zucchini as

said.

is

list

He

contains

of top 10 foods because of their

Many Conestoga

is

too ripe.

small in size,

they’re invincible, they’re not,” he

are

Sweet potatoes also make the

know

little

eat,

Also, the omega-3 fatty acid in

known

for

something

when

taste.”

the

Oranges, besides containing high amounts of vitamin C, fight cancers and delay the development of

instead are eating fish.

“Fish can lengthen the onset of

good

is

is

which contain

students need for studying.”

“Even

Marcone said a lot of people are steering away from red meats, and

said this

skin and eyes, “which

of nutrition,” he said.

fish is

A content.

Marcone

the best flavour

he said. “The flavour is more concentrated and you always want maximal

ensure

same nutrient, lycopene, can be one of the most versatile foods in a student’s fridge, he said. Fresh tomatoes can be used for sandwiches and then in sauces once

a flimsy burg-

flip

systems.

Watermelon is also good for staying hydrated and contains the nutrient lycopene, Marcone said, which gives the popular melon its colour, and is great for skin and protects

some, a few too many indulgent

19,

your thought

for

calorie dense

Students have the first two weeks of school under their belts and, for

Time can be

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— SPOKE, September

19,

2005

Feature

Students plunee into arty Clockwise from

left:

f

Hundreds of students cued food.

line

up by the pond

for

some

barbe-

Rob Brown, supervisor of safety and security services, prepares to take the ice cold plunge in the dunk tank at the

Pond

Ryan

Party, Sept. 8.

Espineli, a third-year

dent, and

his

new

friend,

mechanical engineering stuSilva, a second-year

Amanda

early childhood education student,

CSI

director,

Jon Wolf

Falconer, get ready to security services,

—JsssMBSsssS (

were

in

attendance.

and CSI president, Justin dunk the supervisor of safety and

(left),

Rob Brown.

The Condor shakes

his

tail

feathers at the

Pond Party

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SPOKE, September

19,

— Page

2005

Pond Party is a stam dun\ was a day for barbecues, beer and making new friends

It

BRA NDON

By

WALKE R

day for a

party.

Students were able to drink beer

Smoke from barbecues air as

more than

the

fills

a hundred stu-

designated area after showing

ID

that

indicated they were

years of age or older.

and drinks by the pond at Conestoga College. A dunk tank keeps the first-, second- and third-

mechanical engineering student,

year students entertained as they

“It’s the beer, the ladies

soak Justin Falconer, the president of Conestoga Students Inc.

food,” he said.

Jon Wolf, one of CSI’s directors, and the supervisor of safety and security services,

Rob

This was the scene

Brown.

Conestoga’s annual Pond held by CSI on Sept. 8.

at

Party

Ryan said

Espineli,

floor

“Next year they should have a dance floor and free beer," said Agata Pawlewicz, a second-year early childhood education student.

One change

the

year was com-

this

up booths

set

blue

college’s

room

in

Any

students.

student

who would

yell that they love Best

free beer.”

Buy was

deck of playing cards with the Best Buy logo on it given

Again Pawlewicz,

education

either a

or a $5 gift certificate. Falconer said the companies arc all relevant to the student experience. “Truth be told" he added,

Second-year LASA students, Nic Antoniak and Tom Karnowski, hobbled at right:

Students also took part in a three-legged race to the beat of

away from the three-legged race with tickets to The Beat’s

hip hop music

supplied

by

DJ

Flash from the college’s Saturdaynight radio show, the Lockdown,

Hip-Hoptoberfest on Oct. 12 at

on 88.3. FM. Rain was a concern in the morning but by 11 a.m. it cleared up and turned out to be the perfect

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“they also help offset

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party.

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19,

Feature

2005

Be prepared By JASON

SONSER

to

have your socks rocked

Leanne Holland-Brown is a name staff and faculty at Conestoga College will soon come

Connex and really think that it’s going to benefit the students tremendously,” Holland-Brown

of the college community,

students,

said.

great

to recognize.

dent

Holland-Brown dent

new

the

is

1

stu-

co-ordinator at the college, taking on the new position life

Carol Gregory, director of stu-

information will

so then

we can

things

with

staff,

development at Conestoga College, said one of HollandBrown ’s mandates is to develop the

great

come

that

College because, there

“Within that would be working on developing student leadership

tion

the student life experience for stu-

opportunities,

dents.

target

"This position

is

about bringing

of the wonderful things that are happening at the college together, in terms of being able to communiall

cate them,"

One of Brown

is

Holland-Brown the

new Connex

site,

which can be found on the student resources page of the college’s website.

She said Connex was designed to feature activities, events and initiatives that will affect student life.

"We’re really hoping dents will

get

into

that

the

stu-

of

habit

to

manage

all

of the information will

be found. ’’Everyone has been really receptive

and

really

excited

about

ideas and people are really excited about

new

initiatives.”

Holland-Brown said for a lot of people, student life was never a term that was really part of their

help students enjoy their college experience.

very passionate and

is

she’s got the breath and depth of experience. She’s been very passionate about student life,” Gregory said.

Holland-Brown said another aspect of her position as student life co-ordinator is creating and student

leadership

for

engagement and involve-

at the college. I’ve

only been here (a short time) and already I’ve learned there are so many fantastic things happening at the college,

both student accomplishments and student success.”

Holland-Brown said, as in any institution, communication about events can be difficult sometimes.

”I’m really hoping a

lot

of that

2

life

post-secondary

has really

education,

especially in the past five to 10 years,” she said. “Student life, to

me, is about creating a positive and engaging student experience that encompasses out-of-the-classroom experiences.”

She

said people are at the college

for an

academic experience, which

the priority, but student life

is

“(That) translates into opportuni-

think student

"I

is

about supporting their academic experience with opportunities outside of the classroom.

Holland-Brown said people are genuinely excited about having her at the college.

“I

have had the most warm, wel-

come

reception here that I’ve ever had,” she said. “Everyone has been so helpful and so friendly.”

Gregory said she is thrilled about having Holland-Brown as the stu-

NO CAR PAYMENTS FOR

time to be are very

the

’’Leanne

ties

way

terrific

when people open-minded to new starting

transi-

Leanne Holland-Brown, student

ment

time, however, an effective

her opinion,

become an important element of

section (of the site).”

in

happening. "For me, it’s a

in

change and

rience tremendously.

opportunities.

She said

a lot of

educational experience.

Holland-Brown said. "Every Monday, there will be new information in the news and updates She thinks the challenge will be maintaining Connex because there will be a lot of information that will

is

Gregory said Holland-Brown is going to help the student life expe-

providing

the site.

“We

throughout the college (and the) various campuses to develop into

checking (Connex) every Monday,”

come through

said.

think that’s really important, to be able to encourage students

student leaders.”

said.

Hollandcurrently working on is projects

maintaining the

Gregory

that,”

to

of the

Holland-Brown thinks it is a time to be at Conestoga

overall plan for student life at the

want

all

happening

are

faculty and students,”

college.

really

me

she said.

Aug. 22. She said her position with the school is mainly about enriching

we

through

share, with the rest

MONTHS.

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(Photo by Jason Sonser)

dent

life

co-ordinator.

“We heeded someone with (her) focus and who will have that as working job description and conscience,” Gregory said. “She’s the right person to do it. She’s passionate about it and she’s got some tremendous ideas. I don’t think we could have asked for a their

better person.”

Holland-Brown graduated in 2000 from Brock University with a bachelor of education degree, majoring in French. However, she never taught French after graduation.

She was the residence life area co-ordinator at Wilfrid Laurier University for three years, then spent a year in England teaching English.

life

co-ordinator,

is

determined to

Holland-Brown also worked residence

life

as

co-ordinator at the

University of Waterloo for a year.

She said starting at the end of September and in October, focus groups will be held with faculty, and students on gaps in student life and various other areas. “We’re really hoping to get direct input on what students see as some of the gaps in terms of their student experience and what would improve their student life experience at the college,” she said. “The staff

way we can

only

program

A

is

design a great

to get their input.”

link for

Connex can be found

in the

student resources section of the college’s website, where students can find information about the student focus groups.


.

News

New

Student business appreciated

SPOKE, September

TODD RELLINGER

The back

By J ON MOLSON

Whether students know

or not,

every'

they have a major effect on busi-

store,

it

nesses at the start of each

new

month and they

Doon campus

department throughout the come in and

mary' goals

stock up their apartments.

is

the services

at

believe, right

Conestoga’s

now

closing

in

quickly on

says one of his pri-

place,” he said.

continuing to expand

White hopes

and opportunities for

overall ranking

to

the

the best facilities in Ontario,

store feel the effects of the students

apprenticeship programs at the col-

the best faculty as well as generating

lege.

positive advertising through

office (eagerly awaits) for the stu-

Boulevard.

come

back,” said John

Chambers, grocery manager

at the

During a recent interview, White discussed his role as chair and future plans for Conestoga’s

“We are really busy when the stumove in,” said Kim Antoine,

trades and apprenticeship programs.

dents

“We

certainly intend, myself and

Pioneer Park location. The supervi-

restaurant manager. “After a few

on college and universihe said. “They were in close to the college and

weeks we McDonald’s doesn’t deal with These the student food cards. cards would enable students to eat at McDonald’s as part of their meal plan purchased through the

the other

college.

will

sors thrive

ty students,

the stores

universities

school started to

were up to

weeks before make sure things

three

par.”

There's a big difference since the

1

September is titled extreme prices, he said, with everything students need for

“So we don’t see many students around the dinner hour,” said Antoine. “But you’ll see students come in for a late night snack since we are open until midnight.” Even the Tim Hortons in Conestoga College looks over the numbers from the previous year when taking into account the

school.

returning students.

students have been back, he said. are slower with

“The days the

elderly

people

more of

shopping

in

while the nights are becoming busier with students coming in and parents with their children.”

The ad

for

“Every end display

a back to

is

school product,” Chambers said. “Kraft Dinner and pudding are

popular but cereal ber

1

is still

the

num-

thing.”

Head

office puts a lot of

work

and needs, he

into looking after the students their

back

to

school

said.

new

Guelph campus (Stephen Speers), on work-

go back to normal.”

chair at the

ing together to further any opportunities that

we can to service the local

needs so that students given the

machining apprentices and general metal machining in the co-op apprenticeship program at Doon campus. He is also involved with continuing education associated with machining and electrical apprentices primarily at the

ATS

Centre.

White has been a college faculty in the machining department for 22 years, including seven years at Conestoga College and 15 years at Sault College. He was officially hired as chair on Aug. 1 He said Conestoga’s trades and apprenticeship programs are continuing to improve in the provincial

member

“September is very difficult to judge staffing wise,” said a manager from Ttm Hortons who didn’t want her name published. “We are trying to do the best we can and keep everyone happy. ‘Tim Hortons looks forward to students coming in for job opportunities as well,” said the manager.

ranking system.

>-

me

leave here satisfied, they will ensure

teaching as well as his time spent

that apprentices

an opportunity.”

White is proud of being a tradesperson and believes his 22 years of Conestoga

coming up choose

assist

will

him

in

current position.

only the apprenticeship training,” he other programs, primarily trade and

having a lot to learn in a short period of time and he credits his faculty for making his job a little

technology, as well."

easier.

said.

“We

He

believe that will be for

White believes there

is

“1 have had great support from my machining faculty and my electrical faculty to help me overcome my

tremen-

dous appeal for trades and apprenticeship programs. “It is not monotonous and it is

shortcomings and help me through the transition period,” he said.

not boring jobs that they (students)

end up doing,” he

said.

big thing certainly

is

“The other the

said his biggest obstacle so far

is

W'hite

optimistic

is

about

Visit

for students

can be made.” White said Conestoga is looking to establish more co-op placements. This year the college more than doubled its co-op initiatives. “We started with 30 last year and this year, between IMM (industrial maintenance mechanic) and machining, we will be

apprenticeship programs.

looking for 82 placements,” he said. “We don’t want to move forward unless we know it. is going

what

be successful, so as long as we have the industry’s support than

offering a renovations technician

that

“I think it’s the

said.

sought

this

place to be,” he

one of the reasons position, I wanted to be_

“That

is

I

part of an exciting venture as the

school moves forward."

There are no new programs but Conestoga is

is

looking to expand

offered in terms of types of

training and the available.

to

program

in

number of sections

There are also hopes of

September 2006.

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got

word of mouth from graduating students. “As more and more apprentices

choice, apprentices given the choice,

choose Conestoga," he said. As chair. White looks after

first

“1 had left school and wasn’t sure what to do. I was fortunate to turn up for work in a shop as just a labourer and they must have saw something,” he said. “They offered

by continuing to use employ

students enrolled in the trades and

when he

into machining.

third

improve on the

local grocery

Greg

typical teenager

as far as apprenticeship activity and

coming back but so does the local McDonald’s on Homer Watson

dents to

will take on those ventures.” White describes himself as the

province

in the

One of the biggest players in the game is Zehrs Markets, a local supermarket chain. “Head student

we

“We’re the fourth-ranked college,

recently hired chair of trades

and apprenticeship

hit

so students can

Not only does the

school year.

The

to school prices are in

effect for a

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2005

19,

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— SPOKE, September

19,

News

2005

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tion and changes your computer’s configuration.

It

can also

recommend keeping to

a minimum.”

accessories such as toolbars and

cause your computer to run slower

College computer software

than usual.

technician

It is

cause your computer to not function,” Schoeberle said. “”It’s hard to

where

comes from anymore.” Schoeberle said at $49 per hour,

tell

it

repairs can be costly for users

who

favourites, not being able to start

smoothly.

It

computer

to

links.

James Schoeberle, a computer technician from Spectrum Global

your system through

it

takes no time for your

be invaded

if

you do

not have the proper protection.

“Spy ware

is

usually

programmed

he said. “I’ve

gel quite serious. I’ve seen

computers come in with thousands of spyware applications on them.”

Some

of

the

anti -spyware

pro-

grams he recommended are Adaware, Ad Dash Aware, Spybot Search and Destroy and HiJackThis. also

recommended Microsoft’s program,

Antispyware.

It

Microsoft

runs a daily check

on your computer and destroys suspicious fdes. Spybot does this as well, and gives the user the option to their

computer from pre-

vious problematic

some of your programs and encing broken

into

immunize

do not educate themselves and keep their computers running

experi-

seen

He

Jarre! Hagen, Conestoga

programs they are using. Symptoms that your computer may have installed spyware include your browser opening on its own and displaying advertisements, links being added to your

get

third party software,”

latest

install

common and problematic for people who are unfamiliar with the

to

files.

cannot be deleted, the user can quarantine infected files so If files

they cannot spread and cause

more

problems. Jarret

ware

Hagen, a computer

technician

for

soft-

Conestoga

Fundraising

threat

said.

Hagen only

visit trusted

son can a

recommends tell if

students

websites.

a site

is

safe

A if

lock on the globe at the bottom of a user’s screen that shows they are online. is

little

“I’d

is

not allowed.

“We had

a couple (viruses) last

development office Conestoga College received more than $1.7 million in mone-

recommend keeping Internet mimimum,” he said.

tary donations

puts less wear and tear on the system.” “It

Monica

According to Microsoft’s websome programs can be removed directly by going into your computer’s settings. Others may only be found directly in the hard drive and removed by trying an uninstaller for

and

gifts in-kind.

Himmelman,

alumni and annual fund officer at

relations

the college, said, “It’s just

site,

amazing Conestoga community

the

that

works together of money.”

in raising this

Himmelman works opment and alumni

She came Conestoga 998 when

El 9 if they have questions or concerns, or they call ext 1

1

3444.

kind

in the devel-

relations office

of Conestoga, and helps funds for the college.

it.

Room

file transfer-

In 2004, the

at

tracking to a

to find

ADAM HANNON

By

Hagen also said students should download as little as possible.

are so safe

because

to college

per-

there

Hagen wants students to know the computer help desk is in

is

more money

They’re not protected.”

College's computer help desk, said one reason the school’s computers ring

brings

two or three serious ones,” he "Most of the viruses would come from staff computers. year,

raise

to in

a

full-time alumni

position

became able,

avail-

but

it

wasn’t her first lime here.

They re

And

Himmelman Himmelman graduated from Conestoga in 1970 with a diploma in social

reel,

services.

She

said

that

organizations

they’re spectacular.”

corporations,

and

foundations

make up

the majority of financial contributions! representing 91 per cent, or about $1.58 million. The remaining $151,000 was donated

by individuals. According to the 2004 Conestoga Donor Report, 65 per

money

cent of the

the developreceived through fundraising was given to the different educational schools at the

ment

office

college, such as the liberal arts

school

and the health sciences

school.

Himmelman said a money they

of the

large raise

amount comes

from major fundraising events such as the Annual Fund and the

-

Conestoga Golf Classic. The Annual Fund is a fundraising campaign which happens each fall.

Himmelman

said she spends about

two weeks each year making and distributing brochures to staff and

friends of the college, and collecting donations.

She said the success of the Annual Fund can be linked to the strong ties Conestoga faculty and teachers have in the community,

and with local industry. “Without the support and sharing of information of the faculty and staff here we’d really be having a hard time,” she said. “We're all in this together.”

The

10th annual Conestoga Golf

Classic,

Phones

starling

as low as $24.99*

TELUS mobility®

the future

is

friendly®

in August 2004, which helped pay for a robotic w'dding cell for instructional programs at Conestoga's Guelph campus. Himmelman said Conestoga’s fundraising results arc comparable

held

raised $80,000

to

those of other local colleges,

even though Conestoga has only had a development office for two years.

"We must right,” said

be doing something

Himmelman.

She added

that the

2005 year has

also been successful for fundraising.

“We’ve got

to just

keep doing

it.”


,

Entertainment 2005

19,

19,

2005

— Page 15

Website is full of dark secrets

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encounter with an old flame

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much. Be

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aware of your limits this week, whether it be on the sports field or at the biggest party on campus. Over do it now and you’ll be sorry

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content.

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decaf and one postcard sender admitting to squishing Twinkies

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in

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inside

boxes

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grocery

at

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Cancer

Radio stations locally and nationhave pulled certain songs from

ally

Capricorn December 22

July 22

-

January 19

lineups

wake

the

in

of

A-when

levee’s

rainin’,

the levee breaks, have

no

class goodies like designer shoes

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and the latest gadgets this week. Consider this: what you seek

or to the floor of the

comes from

in

not within

within,

your wallet! Lucky day: 21st.

cafeteria.

shame

crowded

You won’t have

to hide

for long, though. People

forget quickly.

Songs including The Tragically New Orleans is Sinking and Led Zeppelin’s When the Levee Breaks are not being played

Cryin’ won’t help ya, prayin’ won’t do ya no good Now, cryin’ won’t help ya, prayin’ won’t do ya no good

because they contain lyrics that could be considered offensive to

you got

Hip’s

Lucky day:

23rd.

As most

Aquarius

Leo

I

August 22

on Aug. 29 New Orleans was hit by a Category 5 hurricane, which pounded the coastal metropolis with 260 km/h winds, 8.5 metre storm surges and nearly 40 censtorm overwhelmed the system of levees, causing which has massive flooding already claimed hundreds of lives and threatens thousands more due

January 20

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city’s

to the lack of clean water.

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about

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your lucky day.

Pete Travers, music director for

Don’t depend on technology to get your work done for you.

105.3

Computers crash, the Internet

the reason for the drop

goes

down and phones

lose their

Get an old-fashioned notebook and a pencil and you’ll be on your way. Lucky day: 22nd.

charge.

KOOL FM

in Waterloo, said

Upfl Rgildisi

Pisces

'mwipi

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y

|

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-

Factor, so

why

are

you doing

kinds of gross stuff?

down

all

Chowing

a grasshopper or streaking

isn’t how to make good friends. Stock up on dignity. Lucky day: 21st.

through the mall

far

from

curse the

the tree. Usually you’d traits

you inherited from

much more

than you

A-when

mama,

the levee breaks,

move, a-woo-hoo

to

is

a third-year journalism

student holding fate in the

hand.

palm of her

KOOL FM

Travers said

pulled the 1985 pop

from

Sunshine because of

College,

Mike Thurnell

ordinator

New

decision to pull

said the

Orleans

is

Sinking from 88.3 CJIQ’s lineup was one of the first things he thought of when he realized how serious the situation w-as.

has also

Walking on

hit

lineup,

its

not'

because

lyrics, but

its

was recorded by

the song

short-

&

pop group Katrina Waves. lived

The

'DAVE FM

said

station

his

Cambridge,

in

doesn’t play the

Led Zeppelin song, but immediate-

New

ly pulled

Orleans

because the lyrics and very insensitive now.

“We

Sinking

Is

title

sound

“just a reaffirmation that

was

it

the

right thing to do.”

When last,

the

asked

how

Thurnell said

long this was to

CJIQ

song out of rotation

will keejj until

the

"no

is

longer top of mind." “I wouldn’t expect to hear the song on any radio station for at least six months,” said Thurnell. “but I think most stations are taking a "wait and see’ approach.”

Gord The

also decided to keep

a

Thurnell,

recalled

discussion,”

Hurricane Katrina disaster

Darryl Law', music director for 107.5

play the songs,

I

we

risk lis-

many

because

many

uation.”

no great benefit

ly

to airing either

Orleans

Sinking, recorded

1989, has been pulled by most

stations because that

seem

it

contains lyrics

it

eerily prophetic given the

recent events in Louisiana:

not

played

sensitive

sit-

bassist

Sinclair,

Tragically

Hip,

said

in

The

for a

recent

97.7

interview

that the

“Under

the

,

he

circumstances,”

understand the

said, “I totally

sta-

tions’ decision.”

Sinclair also expressed doubts as

Paul Morris, music director for

HTZ FM

explains

in

St.

Catharines,

would be

it

songs

to play these

the

that

insensitive

at this time,

but

correlation

between the lyrics of these songs and the recent disaster is purely coincidental. “I

My memory

tunes

was such a

agreed that is

a

bit too,”

“Those were the only we removed from our unlike 9/11 where there

playlist,

were

real-

Like

Hurricane on hold for a

towards the victims of the tragedy.” is

Rock You

Scorpion’s

teners accusing us of being callous

could probably argue that the

is muddy, what’s I’m in? New Orleans is sinking, man, and don’t wanna swim.

song and

When

FM

its

intent are not disre-

whether the Canadian rock group would ever again perform the song in concert. “At this stage of the game,” the to

bassist said, “I don’t if

we’ll play

it

know when

again.”

or i

--

seem

Meanwhile, other eager to attach their names to artists

this

natural disaster.

The Associated Press

reported on

this river that

spectful,”

“People very often misinterpret songs like

Sept. 7 that Michael Jackson has

I

these especially in a time of crisis."

Bottom of

can imagine. Lucky day: 19th.

Paige Hilton

Conestoga

at

tive to the victims.

“If

your parents, but this week try to have some gratitude. They can teach you

awhile.”

songs that

simple;

is

nothing to be gained by

of those two.”

fall

us to hold

said Law.

in

the apple doesn’t

lot for

back on playing a song that gets played every tw'o or three days for

ty to lose.

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playing these songs now, and plen-

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there

said Travers, “and with so

Virgo

every Sunday to

“There really wasn’t much of

readers are well aware,

The

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will

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timetres of rain.

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Levee Breaks, record1971, does not make any refthe

ed in erence to its

lyrics

New

Orleans, although

could

be

considered

equally as ominous:

said

Morris.

However, said Morris, 97.7 did pull both songs from

lineup

for

the

it

keeps on rainin’, levee's

titled

From

the

Heart, to raise relief

funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina.

same reasons

as

Jackson hopes to record the sintwo weeks, in the style of We Are the World, which he co= wrote and produced in 1985 to gle within

“Our experience

tells

anything that

unfortunate in

song,

My

their

us not to

may

further

upset our listeners,” he said. “It’s If

a

HTZ

other stations.

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Page 16

— SPOKE, September

Entertainment

2005

19,

W By BRENT

GERHART

Alter creating

EP

four-track

becoming

after

their

self-titled

month

than a

in less

a band, Kilchencr-

Watcrloo's Cartel

back

is

the

in

recording studio working on their first

full-length album.

<>Concstoga College's own. Matt Jacobs, a third-year marketing student as well as guitarist and vocalist in the energetic four-piece rock

band,

said although the group planned to already have the album released, they are

have

to

it

still

in

no hurry

completed.

“The EP was our

first time in a so the engineer always

real studio,

just

told

when

us

it

was good

enough,” said Jacobs. "This time we want to steer it more in our

own

direction. We want to do what we want and not be afraid to say, ‘I don't like what you've done there.’ We want to take our time and have it sound the way we

-want

it.”

Unlike the EP, Cartel received a little

help from a friend to record

new album. Mark

the

mer

for the

K-W

Imola, drum-

five-piece rock

band The Stars Here,

let

the group

rent his studio.

lot of people say we even sound like older

“A

U2, just not so

much

stuff that is actually

the

on

don't like part of a song.”

the EP.”

Most of

Matt Jacobs, Cartel vocalist

K-W’s own, Cartel, is hoping for breakthrough success with the release of their Matt Jacobs (second from left), is also a Conestoga College student

and guitarist

and Conestoga student

song lyrics and music are created by Jacobs or fellow guitarist and vocalist. Mike Finch. Then, it is pulled apart by the

the

of the band, including

rest

and vocalist, Jaime Hanneman and 5CUyear-old drummer Mike Somes, before being put back together. bassist

Written about nine months ago, the currently untitled

album

will

include re-recordings of the songs fr>3m their EP, 48 Weeks, Black and Blue, Jn

My

Head and Wasted.

old

Since recording the EP. Jacobs said Cartel has continued to

improve and expand

their sound.

“We’ve gotten quite a bit heavier, louder,” he said. “Everybody’s playing and singing has improved 100 per cent,

much

has just gotten so better within the last year. it

We've gotten closer and we’re not afraid to tell each other when we

‘Beating diabetes

and

“Two

different writers, a 50-year-

studio

drummer,

everyone a different background,” said Jacobs. “It never ends up the way you think it’s going to

comes

from

go.”

Jacobs said the band has been compared to a few popular acts.

“We’ve heard every comparison from The Killers to old ’60s pop. A lot

of people say

like older

U2, just

we even sound not so much the

stuff that

is

actually on

the EP,

first

full-length

album The me oands band’s

vocalist

and

guitarist,

though.”

has played over the past year, Jacobs said there were two that

Jacobs said the band’s diversity helps separate them from the oth-

we’ll be able to play in some decent-sized clubs and outdoor fes-

really stuck out in his mind.

opening for bigger bands. At couple thousand people would be nice, over the couple hundred that we’re used to.”

“We

did a couple of shows at Fiddlers Green in Cambridge,” he

ers.

“Everything,

I

think,

Cartel,” he said, “but

a country tinge,

and some

is

a

sounds

some of it

little

like

is

bluesy

faster punk-like.

over the place.” Cartel’s unique sound and diversity managed to land them a spot

Many

stations across the

ers

we have

a

different

picky

we

southern Ontario promotto take notice of Cartel’s

began

summer, and they

were offered spots to play concerts with popular bands at The Docks in Toronto, however, none of the proposals panned out.

I’m not going to be

“Promoters just dangle the offer

at this point.”

of you,” said Jacobs. “But, hopefully in the next few years in front

Out of the dozens of shows Cartel

least playing for a

.

Overall, Jacobs said there are a

few bands he would love to share the stage with sometime in Cartel's future.

“Foo Fighters, Pjlots

potential over the

sound, I ve been told we’re very commercial,” he said, “I don’t always think that’s the best thing to be told. But, I mean, radio play is radio play.

night

shows.”

country.

“Although

first

Stars Here, and then

It's all

on Internet radio

“The

was with The did a show with ’70s Canadian rock stars, Goddo and The Kings. The place was absolutely packed with 40year-olds. It was one of our better said.

some of it has

tivals,

Stone Temple and Pearl Jam, those are

probably

my

said, "but

I

favourite bands,” he

d like to do a

show with someone more Canadian, probably Our Lady Peace or Thomley (who played

at

Conestoga College on

Sept. 15).”

For more information on Cartel,

download their entire debut EP, go to their revamped website at or to

www.cartelband.com

treating

diabetes both depend on research.

CDA funding makes Dr.

it

possible.”

Daniel Otucker. research scientist

r»u~

_ for a new computer? (CSI) office manager Janie Renwick is ready and

Shopping

Conestoga Students u ' the

™ '^P Inc.

x

8 for sale

(Photo by Janet Morris)

willing to

answer ques-

the CSI office, located in 1B21. Prices range from $1,499 to $2,000 and each of the five models comes with a wireless mouse, Windows XP and in

a backpack.


Entertainment

SPOKE, September

19,

2005

— Page 17

Students can enjoy the Bard on a budget By LEE EVANS

Stratford

Do you want to hear the Barenaked Ladies for only $20? Are you looking for great entertainment on a budget? Then sign up for PlayOn. a new program from the aimed

Stratford Festival

between

adults

at

young

the ages of 18

and

29. If you are bored with television and fed up with the high cost of a night at the movies, then PlayOn

Launched

excitement of

world-class theatre for a

expensive

accommodations

One of the

for

Like

fordfestival.ca/playon.

the

in the

of Love.

banished duke

joined by

is

the confines of the court. This

much

is

like the drop-out generation

of the ’60s,

who

fled the establish-

ment for communes and free love. The actors wear clothes from the ’60s, and sing lyrics penned by

performance.

buy tickets with a and proof of age at the box office. There are no phone sales. The goal of the program is to also

Shakespeare to instrumental musiccomposed and recorded by one of Canada’s best-loved bands, The Barenaked Ladies. This pastoral romance, originally set in the Middle Ages, is a comedy of errors with mistaken identities, court intrigue, cross dressing, family conflict and above all, love. With theatre like this, who needs

credit card or cash

build life-long relationships with a

Antoni said generation, Cimolino, the festival’s executive

new

director.

come

As You

several disillusioned youth fleeing

set of eligible

teens

festival theatre is

which takes place

Summer

A

performance dates weekly. Tickets can be bought online or in person, with a limit of two per person, per

“Historically,

It,

Arden Forest of France, celebrating

During the festival season, which runs from April 19 to Nov. 6, the

You can

list-

the current productions at

main

performances. You can register free online at www.stratStratford

new

various

for

ings.

least

available

at

under

options, as well as restaurant

live,

mere $20

These are the tickets

festival posts a

Check online

www.stratfordfestival.ca

this past April, the fes-

per ticket.

only a 30- to 40-

breakfast included.

might be for you. tival offers the

is

minute drive from the college, depending where you live and what route you take. PlayOn .members can also take advantage of coupons offering savings on restaurants, accommodations and transportation deals. For those on a tight budget, the best deal is a former nurses’ residence (SGH Residence), which dorm-style rooms with offers

with

school groups,” said Kelly Teahen, media manager for the festival, “or

soap operas? Additional

parents bring their children.”

includes

According to an in-house survey,

Shakespeare

The Tempest,

fare

featuring

is

one of Canada’s most renowned

under 18, Teahen said, but in the 20s age group, it drops off due to

stage actors, William Hutt, in the

about one-fifth of the audience

lead role of magician Prospero. Also featured is Measure for

difficulty in accessing standard dis-

counts.

Traditionally,

discounts

those

were better for people who plan ahead or attend matinees. “Young people could buy student

could

tickets, but they w'ere usually the

seats off to the side,” she said, “not

very good seats.”

Similar

programs

have

offered by the Toronto

been

Symphony

and the National Art Centre

in

Ottawa, but the sale tickets are postoffers the

advantage of a two-week window, so that travel arrangements can be

made.

play Fallen Angels, which examines the strain placed on the

families.

Hello, Dolly!, the classic tale of

Both plays are written by Tennessee Williams, also known

reflects,

book A Streetcar Named which later became a block-buster movie starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Those who prefer comedy would enjoy the Noel Coward for the

in

As You

Like

It,

playing at the Stratford

Festival until Oct. 30.

Measure, a dramatic study in public and private morality. If Shakespeare isn’t your cup of tea. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Orpheus and Avon Theatre Descending at the Tom Patterson Theatre both offer plots full of sexual tension, lies and dysfunctional

friendship

of two

The play

is based on classic fairy and what happens to four

tales

young

middle-aged

women when they learn handsome French lover they shared in their youth is coming to town for a visit.

adults after they get their

Two the

musicals are also included in

lineup,

upcoming 2006 season, running from May to November, the festival’s theme will be family

the

ties.

Corneille,

Fans of musicals should not miss Dolly Levi, the matchmaker “I’ve

woman who Into

the

always is

a

that drama, comedy and tragedy all have their roots in our relationships with those tied to us by blood. Shakespeare productions on the

musical

geared to young adults that is hip and funny, said Teahen, although it is

Monette

commented

a

arranges things.”

Woods

the

Festival director Richard

who

been

playbill include

Much Ado About

Nothing, Coriolanus, Henry IV, Part 1, and Twelfth Night.

not appropriate for very young

children.

and

ings from playwrights from around

world, including England’s Webster, France’s Moliere and

Norway's

If

you’re planning a to think

trip to

the Big Island any time soon, you

about learning the

traditional

Hawaiian

lan-

guage. Only 12

letters are used to make up all words. Accents, called macrons and glottals, can change the sound and meaning of two words spelled exactly the same. The alphabet is made up of five vowels: a, e, o, u; and seven i,

consonants: h, k, m, n, p, w. When planning a Hawaiian getaway, or any trip for that matter, learning the art of a unique language can be half the fun. I,

Source: Introduction Alexander

to

Hawaiian

Grammar,

by

Canada’s Peter Hinton. Tickets go on sale to the general public for the 2006 season Jan. 7, 2006.

For

more information go

www.stratfordfestival.ca.

CAREER FAIR Wednesday, September 28 10:00am - 3:30pm RIM Park, Waterloo

W.D.

Network with over 180 employers

Free admission with Student/ Alumni ID

Free transportation to and from the Fair

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Ibsen,

American's Tennessee Williams, Bouciacaull, Dion Ireland’s Australia’s Robert Hewet and

FUN FACT may want

South

Stratford’s 54th season has offer-

wish.

the

In

Oliver

Pacific.

married

Desire,

ed for the next day’s performances.

The PlayOn program

(Internet photo)

Dion Johnstone as Orlando and Sara Topham as Rosalind

to


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— SPOKE, September

19,

Sports

2005

Head-to-head: Blue Jays to soar or crash? Bright future By JON Only

Reality

By NICK CASSELLI

manager

in

fifth

in 2004, Jays have contended for the

ly

Card

and their won-loss record has been hovering around the .500 mark for the latter part of this season.

The Jays pitching

rotation

has

to staff all-star

of the

staff.

He won

the

Rookie of the Month for May and making him a candidate for Rookie of the Year.

Jays’ defence has been nothing short of amazing. Second base-

man Orlando Hudson likely

will

win the Gold Glove

most at his

position, while outfielders

Vernon Wells, Frank Catalanotto and Reed Johnson have been making highlight reel catches that they have no business making.

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

Toronto Blue Jays infielders Russ Adams and Aaron Hill toss a ball after a catch during a 9-2 loss to the Washington Nationals

on May 22.

Two rookies

have made a

dif-

trying

to

ference in the Jays’ lineup have

Burnett,

included infielders Russ Adams and Aaron Hill. Adams has made

Konerko

several timely hits while Hill

the

team

after

made

coming up big

in

place

of injured third baseman Corey Koskie. This off-season is where

and

Indeed, the blue birds were soaring high jn 2005, providing fans with exciting and intense baseball,

and he

title

2006

or a playoff berth will

The harsh truth is that Toronto simply cannot compete with the AL East juggernauts Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees. Regardless of Toronto’s success 2005 they do not have the explosive offence and world class pitching that the Red Sox and Yankees

outfielder

Brian

Giles.

possess.

Ted

This would ensure the Jays have depth on both sides of the field, which would include a mix of veterans and youngsters to provide

who was

considered

Toronto's No. 2 starter

in the rota-

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tion at the beginning of 2005, was most disappointing, posting an

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team that hasn’t won the World Series since 1993.

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future

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the

phrase Blue-

but any fan with visions of a

Ted Lilly for parts of the season. Having a healthy staff should greatly improve their chances next Rookie pitcher Gustavo Chacin has been a major bright spot for the

their year.

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place in

been battered with injuries ace Roy Hailaday and 2004

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Sports

New

Will

GEDCKE

By TIM

NFL

Another

full

of is

underway, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready for' the ride to the

Super Bowl!

New

Just like last year,

England.

Pittsburgh and Indianapolis should

compete for the American Football Conference (AFC) title, while Philadelphia will look to run

away

with the crown in the National Football Conference (NFC).

The major omissions from last year’s Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots are the loss of Tedy Bruschi and Ted Johnson at linebacker, and Ty Law at comerHowever, they acquired back.

Chad Brown

to help

fill

the void at

Indianapolis,

In

Ravens are all about defence. With Ed Reed and Ray Lewis on the same defence, games involving the Ravens should be really low-scorThere are questions all over ing. the place on offence, mostly surrounding third-year quarterback Kyle Boiler. The addition of wide help a

Mason should

Derrick

receiver

but this team

little

is

all

about the defence.

led the

NFL

year.

ranked second

thing that cannot be

were

that the Bills in total

defence

last

With Pro Bowlers Takeo Spikes, Sam Adams and Nate Clements along with Troy Vincent returning, this defence will be

when they

kickers in the league.

eclipsed the 100-yard rushing

One team

has a shot of

that

dethroning the superpower

England It

is

is

New

the Pittsburgh Steelers.

difficult

for

any team to

improve on a 15-win, one-loss season. but this Steelers team could take a run at the lofty task. Their

defence

without

is,

superb, and

if

question,

Ben Roethlisberger

can have even close to the amount

Well, that has been cleared as

seven times in

1

1

One

picture.

mark

starts last year, is

the starter with Travis the

who

McGahee.,

Willis

Henry out of question

is

whether second-year quarterback J.P Losman can handle running an offence, but he can’t do worse than Drew Bledsoe did at times last year.

The Baltimore Ravens

will

pete for a playoff spot too.

comThe

Holmes

in just eight

games, so if he can stay healthy, he could come close to the 30-TD mark, and break his own singleseason record of 27. The Chiefs made many changes to their defence in the off-season, and how successful they are at keeping the opposing team off the scoreboard depends on how the new additions in

fit

with the team's style of play.

The Philadelphia Eagles made it to the Super Bowl last year, and are heavy favourites

repeat.

to

will

Any

if

he gets injured or strug-

team

gles, the

will lose a lot of

games, but if he plays to his potential, and works well with tight end Alge Crumpler, the Falcons will find themselves among the top of the

NFC

again

No team

finished

scored 15 touchdowns

up,

Moss; what

it’s

this year.

can

Randy

replace

just not possible. That

Minnesota Vikings are

the

Athletic director

Marlene Ford and rugby players volunteered their They helped

time at a barbecue at the recreation centre Sept. 10. raise nearly

$700

for the Athletic

Scholarship Fund.

Marc Bulger has proven he

well.

is

It

2002.

in

that

likely

this

is

Favre’s last season in the

points on the board. Their defence

Packers need to win

will likely struggle again, like

has

it

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have improved their defence over last year’s. They can stop teams from accumulating points with the likes of Ronde Barber, one of the game’s

for the Athletic

players the

cause,”

said

Ford.

becue

raised

at the recreation centre Sept.

$700

.

“We nearly for

the

second

of the men’s rugby

have

team, along with athletic director

straight year so our athletes

Marlene Ford, volunteered their time selling hamburgers and hotdogs between 10:30 a.m. and 3

money

p.m.

Second-year men's rugby player Russ Wykes said the barbecue was

win

scholarships.”

Varsity athletes can apply to win

scholarships later in the year.

way

rebuilding.

start

is

this year, or

The Packers’

bad, but the offence

very good.

A

is

future hall-of-fame

inductee, Favre has

weapons

in

such as Donald Driver, Bubba Franks and Ahman Green. offence,

this

to support not

year

straight

support

Scholarship Fund by having a bar-

a great

the

varsity sports

second

to

means

defence

in years past.

for

which

Brett

NFL, Green Bay

Bennett and wide receiver Nate Burlesson, the Vikings can put

“It’s great to

Ford said the second year of the event was a success once again.

may be

to age limitations as

Warner

have Daunte Culpepper runat quarterback, and along with running back Michael

Conestoga’s varsity sports teams

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

succumbing

ning the show

see

Members

best receivers in the league,

still

By JON YANEFF

10

lot

can be a starting quarterback in this league after taking over for Kurt

$700 raised money

is

faced with this year. The Vikings

Barbecue helps

helped raise

depends on how quarMatt Hasselbeck reacts after a mediocre season last -year. Seattle and St. Louis will fight for supremacy in the NFC West. In St. Louis, the Rams’ time is now or never. Aging stars such as Isaac Bruce and Marshal Faulk are past their most productive days, and Tory Holt, while still one of the terback

troversy surrounding the Bills last

year?

A

year.

have trouble containing this offence. Their whole season rides

with 12 wins and only four losses. Priest

a quarterback

Throw

tough to crack again. Remember the running back con-

season.

describe the success of this team:

Running back Shaun Alexander is the team's most prolific player: he was only one yard short of the rushing title last year, and will compete for that crown again this

as explosive as Vick, any defence

helm along with one of the deepest receiving corps, which includes Deion Branch, Troy Brown, David Givens and Bethel Johnson. Adam Viniaterri remains one of the top

Last

in the conference final last and may do it again. Only two words are needed to

year,

on Vick;

into

every year with high expectations. ^

last

defence, but nothing any different than last year

work with. The Seattle Seahawks conic

Jevon Kearse and Li to Sheppard. The Atlanta Falcons met the

Michael Vick. With

who

last year, and has veteran receivers Joey Galloway and Ike Hilliard to

year,

this

defensive players Brian Dawkins.

Tomlinson,

into the mix Antonio Gates at tight end along with quarterback Drew Brees and wide receiver Keenan McCardell, and San Diego has an offence that can compete with any team in the league. They still "have questions on

is

Pro-bowlers

be

all

New

running back LaDainian

The Buffalo Bills have a shot at making the playoffs as a wild card

One

ly

at

along with kicker David Akers, and

weapon

year with 17 touchdowns.

all

— Page 19

top cornerbacks, along with linebacker standout Derrick Brooks and defensive end Sirnion Rice. Quarterback Brian Griese appears to be approaching a peak in his career after an improved season

at

wide receiver and Brian Westbrook at running back is going to give opposing defences fits trying to stop them. Those three could easi-

their

is

McNabb

Owens

Eagles

England.

this year.

team with Donovan quarterback. Terrell

In the AFC West, the San Diego Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs should compete for the division title. The Charger’s most effective

They will look forward to Nov. 9 matchup against

The defence may not be quite as good as last year, but should

MVP Tom Brady at the

pro-bowler

wide receivers Marvin Harrisson, Brandan and Reggie Wayne Stokeiy, and running back Edgerrin James. With an offence like they have, the Colts will win a lot of games simply by putting up monoffensively. numbers strous However, there are questions on defence which may prevent them from advancing to the Super Bowl.

overlooked

Super Bowl

this

Peyton Manning once again leads a including offence star-studded

linebacker.

remain among the better ones in the league. They still have two-time

2005

19,

England’s dynasty continue?

of success he had last year, team will be very', very good.

exhilaration,

season,

and

excitement

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only var-

sity sports but also to

show school

spirit.

“I

love seeing students out for

events such as a barbecue because it

shows

that the school

community

committed as a whole," said Wykes. Ford said unfortunately the other varsity sports teams couldn't help because members were away at games. “The varsity players who couldn’t make it will be asked to help at is

really

others events throughout the year,”

she said.

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