Determined to find a cure
Walk Safe with a
trained escort Program keeps students, staff and faculty safe on campus at night.
Student battles aches, pains and
complete the walk to end
College boasts new technology With 400 new computers in the labs,
Monday, September 26, 2005
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
computers are recycled.
— No. 17
on student centre By JANET MORRIS
whole job out
to a general
contractor and putting
Construction plans are scheduled
October on the new student centre. It will be built in the B-wing hallway between Door 3 and Door 4. The concrete and steel, footings and foundation will be the first pieces of work completed. to
back of the school and move towards the front. struction at the
charge of getting the sub-trades,
allow bigger control over
they won’t,” she said. “So,
some pounding through of a
wall to be done trade to
ask the sub-
on a Friday night
minimize the disruption to students and still get the job done on to
we have any
before winter to reduce the costs of building the exterior in
we can work because then we
on the inside, won’t have to pay for the heating costs of doing things like bricking outside,” he said. Judy Dusick, CSI general manager and student centre project manager, said they hope the majority of
accept the best offer submitted.
Dusick said instead of contract-
is set to
of 2006, however. Falconer is weather
said a lot of the project “If
and success. students need
a late winter then
raises the cost of
heating and stuff on the outside
can’t get the building
Falconer said he knows it will be easier for everyone involved if the centre is open before school starts, in
September 2006. “In
of delays or bad weather
be a priority when it determining who gets
space in the new centre. Services that could move include financial aid, peer services, health services, career services, CSI offices
enclosed,” he said.
completing the project using a bid process. As each piece of work needs to be completed they will take in several offers and is
centre will see services for
the project has been reduced to two floors. This does not mean that the services provided will be reduced.
located where disability services
sucks for getting started again in If we have an early the spring.
Instead of the centre being three storeys,
from the new student
Co-op and career services, which had been scheduled to be housed on the third floor, will now be
“There are people who currently have offices in there and we hope not to disrupt those folks too
could push back the
months of 2006.
"Things cost a
than one might think,” she said.
on the B-
were some floor space prob-
currently located just
the disruption to students will happen in late April or the summer
will not be
delays or bad weather it
Dusick said the centre
when people can work and when
as large as originally planned as
Students Inc. (CSI) president, said the walls
could push back the deadline,” he
and the self-serve
services will include a stu-
and nightclub as well as an entertainment centre for movies and performers.
dents are paying an extra $60 per year for the next 1 0 years on top of
$90 student association $40 CSI capital develop-
the existing fee and
ment fee. The new
(Photo by Jon Yaneff)
Heading toward success A member
Conestoga’s men’s soccer team heads the ball during a practice Sept. 12. See Page 15 for story and photos.
CSI walks the walk for Terry Fox By
student tuition bills this
was the rain. Maybe it knowledge about
the lack of
the event or the late concert the
28, 1981. at the age of 22.
$360 million has been
Whatever the reano students, besides Terry Fox organizers, showed up for Conestoga College’s first ever walk. Sept
Dolly Phan, one of Conestoga Students Inc.’s (CSI) directors,
and Hillary Greb, a self-serve supervisor for CSI, walked the perimeter of Conestoga and around campus collecting donaFox Terry the for tions Foundation from students and Barb Kraler, the co-ordinator of student services, also walked most of the perimeter. staff.
donations from the walk and from the dunk tank at the Pond Party, Sept. 8. A dollar from every pasta lunch bought at Chartwells the day of the walk and donations made at the self-
Conestoga was one of four in schools post-secondary Ontario holding the event this year. The other schools, listed on foundation’s website at the www.terryfoxrun.org. were the Toronto, of University McMaster and York.
was disappointed show up for the
would’ve been better if gotten (awareness about the walk) out there a little more. It was our first shot at it.” Phan said she felt there were a number of reasons as to why no walk.
conflicts (prevented people
the lack of awareness
anniversary of Fox’s Marathon of
ished at about
Groundskeepers Barry Gurski (left) and Cory Mather, from physical resources, clear the bricks from the patio behind the B-wing in preparation for the construction of the new student centre. The bricks will be reused in other projects around the Doon campus.
doing it) especially since it’s in the middle of the afternoon.” The walk started at 11:30 a.m. at the recreation centre and fin-
serve area (Photo by Janet Morris)
he lost his right leg to cancer. He planned on running a marathon a day until he had crossed Canada but had to stop after the cancer spread to his lungs. Fox died June
to the foundation.
wjien he ran 5,373 kilome-
143 days on one leg, after
Continued on Page 2
— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
Now deep thoughts
Are you ready By STEPH BA ULK
questions answered by
you saw over the summer?
Arthur Krawzyk, second-
year management studies
are a student, faculty
ber or staff
to 10:45 p.m., so
you must be a full-timcj student and have valid first-aid and CPR train-
The Walk Sate program provides all members of the college with
each night. “On average
Carey, supervisor of the
do regular patrols of the campus and immedistudents,
many people from
Walk Safe more Currently, services
often,” she said.
The position pays $7.45 an hour, plus vacation pay, and the hours are
Thursday, 6:45 to 10:45
John Tribe, security representahe thinks the Walk Safe
beneficial to a
looking for students,
six girls if at all possible,”
In order to apply for
are here, because they
“The program has always been viable program and
Walk Safe program. Carey said a jot more males apply for the position than females.
to the parking lot at night,”
female paired up.
"That’s the prime objective of the
hated Team America. walked out of the theatre “I
because the comedy was just stupid.
Heart Huckabees just
(Photo by Adam Black)
“Deuce Bigelo 2 wasn’t funny at
Students wait patiently
once and wanted
in line at
chocolate dipped doughnut,
By AM AN DA KAHGEE
idence advisers (R.A.s)
“Madagascar was just saw because a bunch of girls were going and was trying to work it.” childish.
Nick Trojanowski, thirdyear management studies
through a careful selection process to become this year’s R.A. team. "There aren’t any real require-
which informs them about
the duties required of an R.A.
there the applicants have an
interview with a
college, usually the student life co-
the idea of a police
Campus Living Centres, which is the company that owns the' chain of residence and conference centres.
who doesn’t know how to drive and needs a
The interview process
residence activities and can a team environment.
Continued from Page Janie Renwick, the CSI office manager, said they spent a couple of days planning the event. She said she felt the weather u'as the reason for the lack of turnout. “That’s exactly what the reason was and (because of) the Thornley
Mike Free, second-year studies
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
kickoff this year
dae Sundays for those with a sweet tooth, cooking lessons for the cooking impaired and a slumber party.
There are more advantages to being an R.A. than just being part of fun events. Being an R.A. is a good experience to add to a resume and a great
centre this year, to complete their
reporting residents or guests
training for the job.
break the rules. "They’re not actually giving out fines," said Kobylnik. "The fines
way to meet new people. However, being an R.A. also means responsibilities, including
“To be honest, when the week over, a lot of people said it was their life,” said
the office staff.”
The residence has no
Residence advisers are required to do rounds of the building at night, run residence events, be available for the students on their
for those breaking rules. "It’s
the beginning of
designated floor and counsel residents through roommate conflicts.
the year and just not putting up with stuff from guests,” Ire says. Rule breakers should be aware
This year the focus for the R.A. team is to make residence life fun
very well affect them
with a variety of programs and activities.
goal for the team
gel attendance up at events.
month included an
for Terry 1
Those who are chosen attend a week long R.A. conference, which was held at the Durham conference
taxi to drive
are enthusiastic about living in
flipped from story
in their duties as
residence, are interested in running
positions and those
to follow the
where the applicants
ments where you have to have this that to be an R.A.,” said Conestoga residence general manager John Kobylnik. “It’s more personality and motivation that we’re or
Near the end of the year the residence puts up postings for R.A.
was so confus-
Andrew, Stephanie, Mike, Devon and Diane all went Caitlin,
are given scenarios that they „ Conestoga College Residence and Conference Centre has six new res-
morning coffee. Top sellers include the everything bagels and double-double coffee.
sesame seed and
leave halfway through the
provides a sense of security to people who may not feel secure about walking
“We always have
members of the program
do one or two on how
escorts a night, depending
ate surrounding areas.
a couple of people
especially females, to
balance of six
walk with you to your vehicle, the Conestoga College Residence and Conference Centre and even houses across from the college, said Shannon
continuing education students find their classes or the proper parking
Carey said more people use Walk Safe for information, but they do
and have been stuck at school late at night, you may not have wanted to walk to your car in the dark by
“The Villain in the Village would have been scarier
on duly from 6:45
they are available If
to Walk; Safe?
island party bash
what they do
at the college.
the severity of ait can be academic penalties from the dean of the program the students is in. and perhaps even expulsion.
Fox Run less than expected
concert the night before, there wasn't a lot of students in here on Friday."
Renwick said she hopes the Terry Fox walk will be a yearly event at Conestoga.
CSI held faculty
The draw gave students the chance to win either a gift pack, donated by Chartwells. or Leafs tickets.
Adriana Gardeazabal, a student, the Leafs tickets and Keith Calow, a business-law professor,
draw for students and had the pasta lunch.
the gift pack.
Alumni Association just keeps on giving
for 1 0-digit dialing
anything the Conestoga
College Alumni won't do?
By JON YANEFF
foundations and pre-
code are making their into southwestern Ontario residents’
and college events, having annual golf tournament to
right avenues, but
funds or helping first-year stu-
As of June 17, 2006 businesses and consumers will have to dial the 519 area code followed by the
dents with their tuition, the alum-
phone number for all Oct. 4. 2006 a new area code of 226 will be introduced, which will coexist with area code 5 9 and cover the same seven-digit
The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) first approved these two steps as part of
a relief plan to deal with the
reduce the waste of numbers. The
process of consultation with both
and consumers. “Every area is unique and the relief planning committee takes the best approach for the area where the area code is exhausting,” said Ventura. “The plan calls for 10digit dialing to be phased in over a four-month period before the new area code is introduced.” the industry
(Photo by Jon Yaneff)
a second-year police foundations student, prepares
the inevitable switch to 10-digit dialing.
The relief plan will affect a large number of communities and more than a dozen cities in southwestern
Guelph, London and
Stacey Masson, project manager
of corporate communications
Telus Mobility, said existing phone
remain the same.
area codes are intro-
October, they will be subscribed to new telephone, wireless
and other subscribers,” said Masson.
the square root of
nothing can never be something, then why do certain people constantly attempt to defy
have made it possible to. flick a switch on a wall to illuminate a gloomy room. Scientists are the ones who can explain
why people on
events are intended to celebrate 100th year since Albert the
- mira1905 when he
Einstein’s annus mirabilis cle year.
published several papers that led
the rules? are the
side of the world would not
physics into a
Paul Moser, director of
nications, said he guesses about
love for the violin will be displayed
a facility dedicated to the research
found, along with location inforat
about (him) .and
up at the Doon campus over the summer. “The 400 computers which were brought in caused a domino effect of other computers moving within the college with as
computers being moved,” said Gilmour, who. along with 13 student employees and two other fulltime staff, made the changes throughout the college.
Every summer, when Conestoga equipment, the new
computers in there and took the 2.8 GHz computers from that lab and put them into 2A304 because that's
enough power in clas-
Gilmour should go.
“Think about the Bl'ackberry and about time. The global
other things have
be decided too. “There’s networking gear," he said. “(We) have to keep that up to
an exciting time,” he said.
of the second week.
Einstein in this
To be eligible for the award you must be enrolled in a diploma or certificate program and one parent must be an alumnus of Conestoga.
his playful side
they look after,” said
“There are academic committees that will go through and (prioritize).”
Falkiner also deals with the budg-
new computers. always come up with more things that we want to do or need to do than we have money for, so then we have to go through and prioritize what is going to get cut,” he said. et that
“Some of the
things will get cut, but
eventually they have to go back in."
Falkiner said a lot of what his department does is based on what the students need and they try to increase, or improve upon, services that they have.
“We always need more money, there’s always
to do,” he said.
With 400 new computers, some computers are not needed in computer labs anymore. "The ones that the students can't use anymore go to faculty, support staff and administration," said Gilmour.
old computers recycled so they are not
deciding where the
performers and a family concert, called Einstein Rocks, that will
said the scientist
to run that particular
music, there will also be jazz
“2A201 is a high-end lab,” he “So we put new P4-3.0 GHz
children of past graduates as well.
made by a wider group. “Everybody has their own little
in his life.”
For those not interested sical
the varsity scholarship fund.
said. “I’ve learned a
theories to this day.
enjoy a variety of displays, interactive activities, artwork, music
events can be
will be host to the three- week fes-
performances as well. “He really wasn’t just a scien-
such an impact on the world that people are still arguing about his
where members of the pubyoung or old, will be able to
be given and Einstein's
and development of extending theories of space, time and matter, tival
or by phone to ensure entrance.
rock the Institute
to reserve tickets online
Lectures about religion and poliwill
its sights set on the first Conestoga Alumni Athletic Golf tournament on Sept. 25 at Beaverdale Golf Club. All proceeds from this event will go to
He said the Perimeter Institute is going to “re-create the times”
College receives 400
computers brought in go to the high-end labs which need more power to run. The computers from those labs go into lower-end labs,
and South Pole being considered the top and bottom of the planet, it is still suspended in a vast space. And who can say where the universe ends and where it begins? Beginning on Sept. 30 and running to Oct. 23. people from all over will gather at the 100th annuEinsteinFest the Perimeter al Caroline
approached earlier this year to donate a S3.000 mannequin to the law and security administra-
Institute, located at 31
that the col-
lege has today.
EinsteinFest over the three weeks.
be standing upside down if we peered through the Earth’s core because despite the North Pole to
However, organizers encourage everyone
John Gilmour, lead hand of the hardware area, said approximately 400 new computers were hooked
Himmelman. The Alumni Association now
Almost every computer lab at Conestoga College has something
based on Einstein’s theories." The festival is free, except for some concerts, lectures and other
served by the 416 and 905 area codes including the Greater Toronto Area and Hamilton. Other regions that will be affected throughout Ontario and Canada include 450 in area code Montreal’s surrounding regions, 514 in the island of Montreal, 613 in eastern Ontario and 819 in northern, central and western Quebec. There will also be a new area code of 438 connected in Quebec’s 514 region.
to the school, has turned into the
had to go through
Ontario in 2000 to regions
Einstein theories still
Award,” said Himmelman. "The award is only for students in their
the alumni relations
and annual fund officer. What used to be an informal fundraising group of faculty
will increase the quantity
CRTC media relations officer Cindy Ventura said the relief plan
from the colboard members are
dwindling supply of telephone numbers in the 519 area code region.
and volunteers are always
Randy, was long overdue for replacement.
The mannickname is
Whether it means donating money to scholarships, bursaries
Ten-digit dialing and a
— Page 3
ship them off to
professional recycling people.”
monitors were also bought areas of the school. Much
lower C-wing computers
screens this year.
standard. All the servers have to be
“There are two classes of monitors, the LCD and the CRT (cath-
kept up to standard and there is lab layouts and furniture that has to be
“When ode-ray tube)," he said. (the CRT monitors) burn out, they
kept up to standard.”
Ernie Falkiner, director of infor-
mation technology services, said his
facilitates putting the
in the labs, but the real deci-
no longer any good. We end up sending them to recycling and they recycle the chasse and then they deal with the tube part so it’s environmentally safe.”
— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
Sharia interferes with
Canadian values Premier Dalton McGuinty took a step
in the right direction
recently outlawed Sharia, a set of principles the teachings of the
Qur’an and the
Muslims follow based on Sunnah. McGuinty’s decision was
alike, forbidding religious tribunals to take
precedence over traditional Canadian law in Faith-based arbitration was
Ontario in 1991 to help
various faiths settle family issues outside the courts. However, the val-
ues ol those faiths were
be the case
2004 the Islamic
sync with the Canadian Charter of something opponents of Shariah argue
Rights and Freedoms, which
of Civil Justice wanted to create
based panels under the Arbitration Act, which is when Shariah was met with dispute head-on from Canadians. Opponents argue that Shariah law does not view women as being equal to men, which has been the cause of most concern. Various groups such as The Canadian Council of
The National Association of
Muslim Women and
have pointed out that
get the short end of the stick in family issues.
difficult to file for,
women can only inherit half as they choose to remarry they could lose custody of
are entitled to
more inheritance than
ters or wives.
Sharia also permits polygamy, and allows for girls to get a younger age than Ontarian secular law.
Muslim women may
easily feel religious, cultural
and social pres-
sure to take part in this binding agreement because
brainwash them into believing the double standard
Breakfast, lunch and dinner of champions
learn to be self-sustainable
The Canadian-Islamic Congress, based in Toronto, has said Shariah provides a cheaper and faster solution to family court matters. However,
provides a loophole for sexism and discrimination.
no formal process
also difficult to challenge findings that are based
no formal system
are protected? still
be answering to Canada.
own judgments on
their findings to
as hard as getting a
and garbagemen are
the past, replaced
civil matters, but
an Ontario judge for approval.
not go with tact avoider.
There’s no such thing as being
the consequences of social
now senior citizens. You can no longer wish someone a Merry Christmas either, it’s Happy
various countries around the world, where
somebody calls you clumsy, look them in the eye and tell them
you’re uniquely co-ordinated.
Canadian legal system
Shariah has been used
judge of law?
the elderly are
misdemeanour have been detrimental for Afghanistan they were forced to cover their entire bodies.
are stoned to death for
committing adultery. These are extreme circumstances, but as CBC's Natasha Fatah said in her column One law for all in April 2004, that’s the reality.
These are the types of places where Sharia has not only thrived for the last 1,400 years, but places that are also socially behind the rest of the world. Sharia does not belong here.
hopping on board and showing each
that faiths will not interfere with the
of this country or the freedoms each citizen
a society that has
Shariah, contrary to
going to lead
meaning of “a path
harder just to hang out with a group
who you might offend. This is why I have taken
country any time soon.
Being lazy just
The hurricane versus himicane wage forever as they
Sticking with the double insult,
how about changing
Avoiding sexist words and terms can also be challenging. However,
more appropriate femopause?
we will never be so we have to use non-words
Hopefully picky that
the following should help:
The chairman of a company can now be referred to as the chairper-
then again, whoever thought saying
himicane or femopause
Merry Christmas would be a
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boy should be known as a bellchild. Housewives are a thing of
a thing of
police officers, postal workers and
Barmaids can breath
A small group
Toronto created a Shariah arbitration court where they can make
using Shariah have no qualifications.
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invited to give their thoughts
on improve the student experiConestoga College.
The office of student development is holding a number of focus groups to gather information from
students to help
try to better
student experience and overall stu-
Sex and the
student development at the college, said there
what students have
COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Mature Students
systems can be in place that would
training, adults feel unsure of
this a place
you can be successful, but also a place where you are having a really good experience and not just passing through.” students at the
held Oct. 4 and
5. Focus groups for second- and third-year students will be held between Oct. 6 apd Oct. 20. Students at the Waterloo campus
and students at the Guelph campus will have one on Oct. 27. Students at the Cambridge and
on developing the student experience, we also (need) to work on a welcoming and a receptive college culture,” she said. “To do that, we want everybody to be engaged and involved and to play a part in it.” Leanne Holland Brown, student life
focus groups for staff and faculty.
that will be
as the basis for each focus group
similar and revolve around themes of student satisfaction and opportunities for improvement with respect to services, systems and are
the college,” she said.
Gregory said will
because they will be better able to tell how the college-starting experience has been for them.
It can take time to adjust and an
to utilize resources, and an openness to learn
learning and study
Here are a few observations about mature students that might ease some of the uncertainties about returning to learning:
KNOW THAT MOST ADULTS LEARNING. The
FEEL APPREHENSIVE ABOUT RETURNING
that most adults do very well
before, and they actually enjoy
not better than they did
THINK ABOUT WHY YOU ARE RETURNING.
Don't be surprised
reasons other than the ones you had anticipated to continue your learning.
DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
The employee focus groups
important to you and how
no right way to do this. Think about fit
circumstances and goals.
being held because, “Faculty and
with students also have
skills, a willingness
what (we can)
students, upper-year students and
from students, faculty and staff at the college,” Holland Brown said. She said focus groups are divided into
are interested in hearing
the college environment.
important part of that adjustment includes developing competence
and successful as possi-
re-learning and re-developing study and research
being a grump session or a critique
Many mature students are apprehensive about returning to school and are concerned about how they will perform academically. Their challenges are different than those of younger students, including but not limited to: balancing parenthood and home life with school, and
are not partici-
directly influence future develop-
“In an effort to ensure that the
expected of them
of students there.
we’re looking for
initiatives at the college.
pating because of the small size of
received from the focus groups will
have a focus group on Oct. 26
gestions for improvement.
are very aware that to
a journey of exploration; one that stretches
graduate,” she said. “(We’re looking for) what services, processes or
experience and find out their sug-
comfort zones and embraces diverse ways of thinking and doing. Returning to school after years of being out in the workplace or raising a family can be intimidating, exhilarating, challenging, and sometimes unsettling, and despite a wealth of life experience from work, home, or prior
“We're looking at from the time you enter the college and make that program selection to the time you
The focus groups
at the college.
Gregory, the director of
a second-year management studies student, does his best Christina Aguilera impression. Mike Lindsay, a second-year LASA student, flips the Imaginus poster sale, which was held in the Sanctuary on Sept. 19 and 20. The sales most popular posters always include Johnny Depp and
Making the college a better place Students
— Page 5
Marley, however, this year’s hottest item
By J ASON
(Photo by Vanessa Parker)
Wonderful wall Keith McIntosh (above
The focus groups
be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., depending on which day students sign up for. Gregory said one thing she’d like to see from the focus groups is students
DISCUSS YOUR PLANS.
Think about how others
might support you.
http://www.conestogac.on.ca/jsp/st serv/connex/i ndex .htm
Mature students are
sometimes concerned about
Services Office can help, either individually, or through the Mature Student Message
Board by providing a place to meet and exchange ideas. For more information, contact the
Student Services Office.
For specific days the focus groups will be held and instructions on how to register for the visit the
Make sure you
start getting involved.
Don't compromise on the things that
MAKE YOUR WELL BEING A PRIORITY.
keep you physically, emotionally, and spiritually
unique perspectives about what makes an exceptional student experience,” she said. “We want them to be able to provide input on
A Message from Student Services Visit
our website h ttp'.//www. conestogac. on. ca/isp/s tser v/index, jsp
— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
Pay no By DENISE
student stops making payments and the government would, in fact, pick them (the payments) up.” Matresky said this is part of the whole OSAP package. Not only does the government give the stu-
If you already have a sludent loan and are a full-time student, hut don't need another loan for this year, there's a form waiting for you
office that will defer
payments for one year. Paul Matresky, manager of financial aid and student awards, said interest
generally a confirmation of interest free status
for a student
has previously had a student
not taking a student loan.
years ago they had a student loan, but this year they come back to school and say, ‘I can pay for it myself, I don’t need a student loan,'" he said. (the student)
also takes the
burden of interest payments off while the student is in school.
One of the
Conestoga students have until Sept. 30 to register for a chance to win free college tuition by entering the Pan-Canadian Study of College Students, The
be processed. at
end of April 2005,
not filled out, the
making interest and or principle payments on his or her loan by the end of November. Although students have from student must start
registered at the col-
they (the students) do
six-month period, then
they would be responsible for any interest
college students, the college expe-
serve the students and help
and determinants of firstyear college outcomes, by The Association of Canadian
given permission for his or her
sponsoring the prize. Carol Gregory, director of stu-
he said. form out
until that point,"
they do not require a
processed correctly,” he
Personal information, such as your name, address, student number and social insurance number, will be needed to complete the form.
win a year of free
when the results will be announced. “I’m hoping after Sept. 30, when the survey is done, the (nationwide) prizes will be announced.” she said. “Certainly, we will announce the college winners
remain confidenstudent has
be released. For final veri-
of winning the depend on the number of students who complete the nationwide survey, however, Gregory said Conestoga students prizes will
have already shown plenty of
Gregory said she
reminding them of
out that form in between then,
program or course has
then the government will go back and pay the interest for the entire
process the request until the stu-
“We always advise students to check back with us or check with NSLSC towards the end of September to make sure that their
said Matresky. “So, as long as they
“If a student,
enrolled as a
The academic year starts again on Aug. Matresky said NSLSC will probably send out another follow-up notice to
a full-time student.
firm the status of eligibility.
the first national study of
making payments on their loan until the end of November 2005,”
nity to view' profiles of their stu-
"Focusing on the student experience will help the colleges better
survey gives colleges the opportu-
be asked to compare the student number with the survey and con-
"Colleges are recognizing the need for understanding student population,” said Gregory.
loan but arc
year but are
The a section
a tuition pay-
ment or made arrangements for a payment, before the CIFS form can
they technically don’t have to start
In that notice, there
lege and has
not require a loan for this school
loans are going to be due.
Student/Client Services Building)
across the country.
Every March or April, the agency
Service Centre (NSLSC) is the agency responsible for distribution and collection of student loans
sends out a notice to all students with a loan telling them when their
options the stu-
dent a loan, but
listing the different
out a survey and you
B y BRENT
on previous loans
is not the only prize Registered Conestoga
what services have been found and what hits been lacking,” she like,
“That will be
students are exclusively entered to
Gregory said she believes the
win four cash prizes of $250 each. Apple iPods, Sony PSP Players and
vey will especially benefit the
being raffled nationwide.
win-win situation^ “They have win prizes and the most
“I think it’s a
for students,” she said.
Students will also be asked out another questionnaire
a chance to
nationwide prizes will be avail-
To sign up, students must visit www.wincoIlegetuition.com and answer a survey about their own
"The second questionnaire get (colleges) to understand the student experiences have
— Page 7
Students help students online By PAIGE HILTON
of a website that
allows college and university stu-
and use the bulletin
to advertise for tutor-
ing or to give
dents to buy and
a free book,
sell used textbooks have taken the extra step to
the website and attract
help students with their courses.
bers, he said.
Booksforschool.ca, created two
one from students from across
Canada find other students in their program to network, buy and sell books or even get tutoring. “The mentor feature is students that are older than you, so they can most likely help you with some of the
addition to Michael Levine,
years ago by two students from
two other students involved
website design, usability and promotions for the site, and Lawson Hennick. who has a background in marketing and is in charge of pub-
three students run
website and Michael Levine
into the students’
to put the
founder Michael Levine, who is in charge of web development and system administration at the site.
setting prices for their textbooks.
“The protege feature is students younger than you. They are going to need the books you have or they might need some help. It just basically connects people
through,” he said.
a lot easier than just
searching at your school, especially for frosh students. It’s intimidat-
year of school so
for the students.
sign up, tell
out a form and you
Levine said the website will even send a notification e-mail to a member when they are searching for a particular textbook. All
Your name, where you go to school, what year you’re in, what program you’re in. We find other users that match those similar qualities and we connect them,” said Levine.
Students can add other students
said, but extra features
adding a picture to a listing or having a sponsored listing, where an advertisement appears above all like
Each student 10 points when they sign up
the rest, costs points. gets
(Photo by Paige Hilton)
David Saiz Perez, a 25-year-old bachelor of business studies student at Conestoga, said he spent about $400 on books for a part-time course at Wilfrid Laurier University last year, and planned to spend at least $500 on new textbooks at the Conestoga bookstore this year.
book and -the system will scan it until the book is put up for sale. The basic features on the site are free,
Levine said the first two years they had the website were used for market research to find out exactly what students wanted in a used textbook service. “We decided that it would be easier if we let the website do all the
all students and we underwhat students are going
and an additional 10 for each person they refer to the website. If they want more, Levine said, they
can purchase them. Prices range from $6.25 for 25 points to $20 for 100 points, which is the best value. The benefit of a used textbook website that reaches across
Canada, Levine said, is students have access to more textbooks for more programs than if they were searching only within their school.
have students from over
cumbersome Once we had
for us to facilitate.
There’s a broad range
books go missing off the we had to pay the student.
Canada. One of the things that we’ve found is that if books aren’t used anymore in a course in Ontario, they are used in other provinces,” he said. “Your school may offer you $10 for the book because it’s not used anymore. Another school may use that book and you’ll get (better) value.” Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) offered a used book service until a few years ago’ directly out of the CSI office. However, the service
became too much work
and there were problems wdth books being stolen, said CSI presistaff
dent Justin Falconer. “The problem with that process
shelf, so If
weren’t being recorded right
said the benefit of using a
dents can rest assured the website is
and search it and it would say it in but you couldn't find it on the shelf because it was either
one school has a bad experithem will just drop it. There’s tremendous pressure on any of CSA’s partners to continually address issues that arise and to
be a good provider,” said Falconer.
they were being sold, you’d type •
schools registered on the website.
CSI decided to provide a students on their website to
Instead, link for
ence, the rest of
Books4exchange.com does not
sold,” he said.
offer a networking aspect, but
students are connected on the web-
used textbook website, books4exchange.com. “(The website) is a preferred partner of the College Student Alliance (CSA). CSA essentially
endorses the service as a legitimate website that runs well and works,”
the same. “There are
physically at the school," he said.
through the mail or
up to made,
in person, said
benefit of both sites remains
than there are
Plans to improve parking underway MOLSON
B y JON
Perhaps the most frustrating change for students has been the transformation of Lot 1 into a 1
reducing the competition for daily
but because a significant amount of
parking and help combat
John Tribe discussed the col-
conduct code change was made a pay as you enter lot,
“We will have determined how many more (parking passes) we
but you put your
of those people
go off the waiting
and a great number of the people on the waiting
be utilizing the
It is all
kind of inter-
twined, solve one problem and
probably assists with several others.”
Tribe said changes to this year’s
does parking enforcement everyday. If a car is parked where it is not supposed to be or a car is parked without a proper permit, it is issued a ticket enforced by
available spaces in a
uted towards maintenance and ren-
proportion of parking permits to particular
making sure they don’t
oversell passes in any given
Other changes include purchasing parking permits online, which
was advertised through mailings
aren’t being sold.
not fast enough in dis-
pensing the permit to park,” he said. “We are ending up with a lineup down the road of cars.” He said a temporary solution to this problem is staffing Lot 1
The person who the
staffs the lot takes
money and immediately hands
Full” sign in front of Lot 11.
decision regarding this will
and they see spaces
college as simple as
people's ability to get
here and there on time,” he said.
management studies student, said the first week of parking in Lot was as bad as he has ever seen at 1
Conestoga. “I think that first
“The lineup extended
Despite the inconvenience, Fridenburg believes the change to the lot
“Last year the situation was one where people were jumping the curbs, following others out and
Tribe said a cheaper alternative
breaking off the parking barrier.”
and the meters would be purchasing a weekly parking pass, which can be used in either Lot or “The daily parking rate is $5 a day. but a weekly pass you can purchase for $18, which saves you money,” he said. for students to daily parking
said the best thing students
can do to better the situation is by parking properly. “Park where you have a permit to park,” he said.
you park some-
staffed personnel in Lot
“I wonder if the abuse of the lot could have been prevented, if the
place,” he said.
Students with questions or concerns about college parking should ices, located in
now be read online! For the latest college, entertain-
games, puzzles, weather and ref-
also optimistic that the situ-
ation will continue to improve. “It definitely I
news, as well as 1
times," he said. is
related matters are getting better.
ment and sports
contact security and parking serv-
ures to try to correct that.”
that the situation in
daily rate had been lower in the
out to Conestoga Drive.”
to a better location.
Eventually there will be a “Lot final
where where you have no permit to you may be stealing somebody else’s parking privilege" Tribe is determined to make park,
helps alleviate the line.
if you have parking and you can’t park,” he said. "It’s also very frustrating to people if they are on a
Tribe believes the best case sce-
College council sets the rates for
the driver a permit to park and that
“Last year an annual permit was $240, this year it is $275,” he said.
machine and it spits out a ticket, which you put on the dash of your car and that is how you park there,”
the City of Kitchener.
year was $4, has gone up to
no gate on
parking system include an increase in parking rates.
“Daily parking while this year
every morning from 8 to 9 a.m.
attempts to escape
spaces, during* a recent interview.
without payment, this resulted in a
at the college.
lege’s strategy for alleviating this
Tribe admits there are problems
“The main problem
Conestoga College says selling more parking passes will assist in
Last year, Lot
that area there is a
has a ways to go and will ever
true progress can be
be as conI
erence links, visit www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke
— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
College welcomes By
“Assessing a need for something and making it happen, that’s w'hat motivates me.” she said.
compassion are what got Jane Douglas, Conestoga's new chair of health sciences and biotechnology, to
Douglas, who joined the college on Aug. 2 L), said she is really looking forward to the excitement of her
The department of in the
process of develop-
and dietetic technician program.. Both programs will launch in the fall of ing
2006. “1 think the potential for this is
“Having a part in someone’s growth and development, that’s success to me,” she said.
has a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Waterloo and
Her biggest success
Douglas has more than 25 years' in health care and has
the registered practical
and registered nurse programs at Conestoga College. Most recently Douglas worked w ith Sun Life Financial as a knowledge and learning consultant in Sun Life's capabilities and organizational development areas. Douglas said she chose to pursue health care as a career because she has always loved working with
me those opportu“My successes
w'ere being able to turn
that for others.”
Douglas said she had she
to get to w'here
overcome today w'as
money. “Finances were very limited in family so 1 knew that whatever
I was going to do or achieve, I was going to have to do it myself.” Douglas believes having to get over that obstacle made her
Douglas said her idea of success is achieving something that makes you happy and by helping others
"I love being at the beginning of something and watching it grow'.”
out of those people having faith in
could grow and develop thanks to the help of a lot of good people.
was always nursing something back to health so it wasn’t a huge surprise to my family when 1 went
Douglas said challenge and change are w'hat motivates her the
soon complete her master of education degree at Brock
almost endless and limitless.”
and biotechnology programs and I'm looking forward to being a part of
along the way.
there for the health sciences
(Photo by Meghan Kreller)
Pool sharks the Sanctuary
think you appreciate
them more when they don’t come
more about technology
easy,” she said.
An opportunity for w'omen to leam more about technology is offered by DigitalEve, an
international, non-profit organization dedicated to
STUDY SMARTER NOT HARD ELK
“A lot of women don’t consider it (technology employment) as an option,”
in Toronto, Montreal, all
the United States as well as Europe.
to their mission state-
The technology industry must also make significant efforts positively.
T est /Rnxiety
to integrate, at all levels all
contexts, the active participa-
and the guidance
tion, the voices,
Hutchinson says assists
proactive approach to technology.
management but claimed those lost the technology focus. project
sharing the inner parts
of being a woman,” Hutchinson said. “We weren't learning anything about technology.”
the scope of w'hat DigitalEve
and Hutchinson both believe more programs should be created to help
in the field of technology,
want the focus to be on tech-
such as Networking). “This
secured are IT professionals, database managers, technical waiting in software companies and self-employment within the Kitchener- Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph areas.
DigitalEve can at
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circumnavigated advice on live
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most students, and at the same
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to take better notes
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Both Ramsoomair and Hutchinson said this season’s focus is going to be completely on the technology aspect. With more than 100 regular community members involved in
nology,” Hutchinson said.
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Past projects, she said, were based on subjects such as leadership, emotional intelligence and
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not as well represented by
DigitalEve, which stems from a program called Webgrrls, encompasses Kitchener- Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge, also known as the Golden Triangle. Other DigitalEve programs are
WORKSHOPS” Learning Styles
context of technology.
feel they can’t
a favourite pastime for some students at Conestoga. General arts and sciences students, Trevor McCoskey and Danielle Dyce, share a game Sept. 16. Playing pool
8 th & 1 9 th
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As a 60-kilometre walk rookie. I was there to help support everyone
Sweat, muscle pain, laughter and
at the third
Toronto on Sept. 9. itself, however, began months earlier when each of the 4,800 participants was asked to raise a minimum of $2,000. As one of these participants, I am in
family of fellow
Toronto on Saturday and ended at the National Trade Centre on Sunday. I
after the first hour,
going to be. and pardon
(Photo by Kristin
Canadian women in 2005 and it has the second highest cancer death rate for Canadian females. While more than 99 per cent of
But no matter how badly wanted to quit, the thousands of volunteers and cheering people kept me walking with my head held high. Besides the walkers, the volun-
a 60-kiiometre walk.
women, an be diagnosed
in the park.
be much more. talked to women and men who
the day it
were walking to help save friends and family, walking to save their children and walking to save them-
show their support. Everyday people came out of their homes with much-needed water and snacks and tearful, heartto
Crew members and volunteer medical staff were stationed
stops to help with everything from blisters
patrol and food duty.
tears in their eyes.
I kept all these facts in my head during each step. Ten kilometres turned into 15 kilometres, and then
asked to raise more than $500 each
in silence, their sto-
through the expressions on
cer affected them.
End Breast Cancer had about 4,800
steps began to slow as
Breast cancer was the most frequently diagnosed cancer in
These are all facts that 1 learned from talking with my fellow walkers. Some women and men u'ere walking fact sheets, willing to tell me their story and how breast can-
Foundation to help aid in breast cancer research, I, along with my
walkers, began our journey.
with the deadly disease with approximately 45 of them dying from it.
the easy part.
breast cancer patients are
that the fundraising
team, cleverly called
After $16 million was raised for the Princess Margaret Hospital
— Page 9
By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY
Student walks 60 tears
on these people
physically and emotionally
15 kilometres slowly and painfully
another step. Thirty-three all
kilometres brought walkers to Downsview Park on
I was finally given remove my shoes and campgrounds where
the chance to
“They’re real. they’re spectacular.”
medical tent proved such a thing as a blister on a blister on a blister, and that a person would do anything for painkillers and a tube of Ben Gay. While a hot meal and the chance to shower seemed like a perk, I limped past the massage and chiropractic tents and collapsed in my tent. I fell asleep comforted, however, that the pain I was feeling was temporary and incomparable to those visit to the
of the walk is more of a plodded along with my “family” and tried to ignore my aching body. blur, as
If possible, there
were even more
supporters out on the streets and
house porches, encouraging us that the end was near. The medical tents at the pit stops now had huge lines and I walked past the rest stations, fearing that
my body would
doctor's orders, but
along with 4,800 other
the National Trade
Centre grounds with thousands of cheering fans signaling that wc had finally
family and friends were there
with signs and flowers and
as low as $24.99*
needed hugs. As I sat on the cold concrete, getting my hack massaged and looking around at the sea of pink around me, knew that the aches was experienced were all worth it. looked at the breast cancer survivors and felt an emotional high that can only describe as inde1
am a woman and
healthy 22-year-old because of the journey completed on that September weekend, know one day I may not have to worry about those ugly two words: breast cancer. I
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— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
College a viable community destination By LEE EVANS
Stratford and Waterloo campuses.
Some of the most grams
people wanting to prepare
for a better
Job Connect helps employers as
2004, 61 graduates representing 23
by matching them up with
programs entered college through
job or to re-enter the
workforce after a long absence
employers may also be eligible
College aren’t on campus. Spread
receive help through the employ-
a training subsidy.
throughout Waterloo Region are a
ment training readiness program.
of community agencies
offering courses through the college to people to get
on with their
edge of job opportunities and part of
Waterloo, Guelph and Cambridge
of the programs co-ordi-
Focus for Change
19 years of age and up. receiving
Ontario Works benefits. In addi-
tion to getting help with
ondary education and help young
literacy skills, assessing strengths
connect with employers
and interests and developing a
Leis explained that not lege
Yet another program offered off-
ages 16 to 24 (up to 29 with a dis-
Job Connect, for people
and keeping employment. To qual-
ify for the
have difficulty finding
enrolled in a training program.
statistics for the
various funding partners, but
working with people and helping
them “get on is
fuzzy part of
event, contact the
to link the college
you think might
mentioned, contact Sherri Tryon,
manager of Job Connect and Perth
High school teachers, department
take part in an informa-
you need further information
preparatory studies, or Focus for
ing of the board of governors. At
overview of the programs offered
Change, contact Ruth Jensen
by the college and a physical tour
What is Career Fair?
An opportunity for students and alumni to network with potential employers from Canada and the USA An opportunity to investigate and research career
An event that
m to obtain information from
employers 0 Career Opportunities industry Trends industry Growth
Corporate Culture educational Requirements Job Requirements
org epilations and employer profiles
o0om mm diverse sector# f
Pick up an Employer Guidebook in Room 220, Student Client Services BuiWini^ or mi 'the Main Office of the Guelph Campus before the Career Fair (available at RIM Park on the day of the Fair as well) Research employer Information available in Career Services Update your rintmt and take copies to the Fair Prepare a list of question* to ask employers Target potential employers
Dress and conduct yourself professionally
Exude enthusiasm and
How to get to Career Fair: * *
* For more information, contact
Co-op and Career
Services In SCSB Room 220 Doon Campus, Shirley Dancy zk, sdoncy zk (frconestogac.on ca 748-5220 ext, r
heads and principals are invited to
from both Doon and Guelph campuses Conestoga College Doon Campus buses will run throughout the day and will pick up and drop off at Door #3 Conestoga. College Guelph Campus students are asked to contact Donna Slater (5X9-824-9390 ext. 135) by Mon,, Sept. 26 to reserve a seat on the bus to Career Fair Guelph Campus transportation will pick up and drop off at Guelph
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from any of the services
Youth Link, 519-748-5220,
you have a family member,
relative or friend
five area school boards to pro-
699-5009, or Marion
mote the idea of college
Networking Opportunities at Career Fair *
offers to students
six of the pro-
in life” that L,eis said
Leis was proud to present the participants'
year will be a series of
do the administrative
work and prepare
program, Leis said, they out
Leis will be on hand to educate
For more information on
department chair of the academic support andpreparatory
ration for further studies.
will take place
need academic upgrading
and police foundations.
focusing on science and engineer-
Team. The goal of these daylong
offered at the
as social serv-
also be eligible for assistance with
dropped out of high school and
transportation and child care sub-
grams from April 2004
not just university.”
option to their students,
to start suggesting
dents,” she said, “not just universi-
the college gradu-
with a high school diploma.
college as an option to their stu-
At the 2005 convocation cere-
came on campus
through the traditional channels,
wc want them
suggesting college as an
university educated, said Leis.
don’t like to hear this, but
academic upgrading for training
“(High school teachers)
a 12- to 16-
enrolled were in
people get ready for employment,
we want them
week program offered
nated by Leis’s department help
their job search skills with
monies 54 students representing
help from trained staff members.
department chair of the academic preparatory
High school teachers arc often
academic upgrading program.
Ministry of Training, Colleges and
assessed, develop a
are just trying
Here they can have
of the departments involved.
Doon Campus To Career From Fair
By DARRYL TAYLOR
century ago. the
Local residents got a chance to mingle with pioneers and marvel at the wonders of the 9 1 4 Fall Fair at
Region of Waterloo, is also home to the Waterloo Regional Curatorial Centre, which houses more than
Fall Fair, held annually in the
Region. The centre
of a rural
1900s. included live period music,
pioneer days,” said
Waterloo, one of nearly 1,000 visi-
facility for the
Crossroads, along with the muse-
um’s traditional Christmas and Canada Day celebrations. The event’s organizer and supervisor of programs,
of the autumn
“and I think it’s just a really unique and interesting place.”
of the highlights of the yean” Connell said the Fall Fair would
also> included demonstrations and
tours of the traditional gardens.
Doon Pioneer “living history to
Village in 1957,
preserving Waterloo County’s
pioneer heritage by recreating a
village, at 10
and other artifacts from time period, where costumed
Waterloo County as
crowds of jubilant visitors any indication. The aim of the Fall Fair in those days, Connell said, was to entertain and astonish people of all ages, and that
In recent years, she said, Doon Heritage Crossroads has become
society becomes more urban.” she added, “that becomes more important
and more unique.”
One of the most important things about Doon Heritage Crossroads,
more popular with visitors from around the region. She attrib-
utes the appeal to the simple, rural
residents a better understanding of
in the city,” said
of the country
but also the rural experi-
come here and see milked and w'here
“Cultural facilities such as this
ence. We’re very proud of the fact
are very important to the quality
give people not only the 1914 expe-
“We’re firm believers
any community,” she
you don’t know w'here you’ve
where you’re going.”
off your best wares,”
would have been one
in exhibiting their
skills in the
category of the quilting,
embroidery, rug hooking, crossstitch and crochet, to name but a few. “I’ve
Huron Rd., Kitchener, includes more than 20 historic buildings, tilled with that
have been particularly popular with the women of the community, who
rural village in the year 1914.
took great pride
Heritage Crossroads, which
what people like to come back for.” This philosophy seemed to be working well, if the tables piled
your food comes from. "I think as time goes on and our
Fall Fair w'as very imporboth as a social event and as a
tend to keep a lot
fair tradition to the
body should come here and get something out of it,” she said. “It’s something that can appeal to all
early settlers of this area.
brought the family out to (Doon
to seeing the
of the same activities because
said this represents the significance
Heritage Crossroads),” he added,
a tradition. People look for-
year,” she laid.
one of the
the second time w'e’ve
by the main repos-
Fall Fair is
tors at the event.
rides, a tradi-
penny carnival and an exhibition giving participants a chance to show off their best canned and baked goods, produce, art, cral'ts, woodwork and floral arrangements. “It’s neat to go out and get the experience of a country fair from tional
entire living heritage experience.
The museum, operated by
Heritage Crossroads Sept
had people complain about
that category, say that
she, said. "But that’s a traditional category from the time period, and it
still is in
many of the
success of the Fall Fair and the
(Photo by Todd Rellinger)
The lawn beside the almost over and this
Fall-ing back Conestoga College is a sure sign that summer weather way. The Weather Network is forecasting normal temperatures for
recreation centre at
Your voice, pur experience, Conestoga’s future!
EMPLOYEE FOCUS GROUPS You’re invited to help us understand the gaps and create the opportunities as we develop ihe strategic plan tor the growth and enhancement of services and systems that support student success and promote student satisfaction at Conestoga College.
Suggestions or Input on services, student life opportunities and student experience will be greatly welcomed.
Co-Op, Career Services, Recreation Centre, Alumni Services
Program Co-ordinators Monday October 17 Tuesday October 18
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. 3:30 -5:00 p.m.
Doon/Cambrtdge Faculty Wednesday October 19
Thursday October 20
Campus, Room D3 - AH Monday October 3
Liaison, Publications, Financial Aid.
Student Services (Counselling, Disability, Peer, Learning Skills, Health Services) Tuesday September 27 10:00 -1 1:30 am. Wednesday September 28 l :(X) - 2:30 pm.
Monday September 26 Tuesday September 27
how to improve
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— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
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Thornley would ‘Come Again’
Week of September
after rocking college
September 23 October 22
This week will be a time of
Be cautious drown others out with your
By JON YANEFF
the middle of the week, whether
be for a job interview, a date or to talk your way out of a speeding ticket. Smile, it’s what you do
sometimes a good idea to to others. Lucky day: 26th
Lucky day: 30th
people are just learning about you then they are just watching the con-
“Would you come again? Could you come again?” This line from Thornley ’s hit single and album Come Again is a perfect quote
band’s performance after about 700 students packed the yellow parking
Conestoga College Sept. 15 see the group and the opening
Taurus April 20
of being so
week, yourself, even This
means putting someone out
Try something new.
Lucky day: 27th
the time to
look outward and approach those
feelings of neglect.
have any reason for
neglecting you. Lucky day: 1st
have things to do.
out before the work really starts
Remember, your plate only so big. Lucky day: 29th
to pile up. is
November 22 December 2
Stop. Breathe. first.
said he loves playing
Big Wreck Song.
songs such as That
“We’ve went all out with fencing, barriers and security at all ends of the parking lot,” said Egleston.
Thornley was booked an agency called the
get them to
that specializes in
to the college.
The group has been touring releasing
viously the front
Big Wreck. Ken formerly of the Watchmen, is on bass guitar and back-up vocals. Tavis Stanley is on guitars and back-up vocals and Sekou Lumumba is on drums. Lumumba said the band has played at colleges and universities a few times each year since they’ve been together. They played at Mohawk College with Hurst Sept. rock
you don't open up, know what the
Lucky day: 28th
Reach out for things that you want this week. Whether you want a new part-time job or a program more in line with what you want to be when "you grow up.” Lucky day: st
the school crowds are
usually different from clubs.
Leo July 23
January 20 February 18
“At clubs generally
Money may become weekend and
as hard as
go overboard There is a bottom to your wallet and you’ll be seeing it soon if you aren’t careful. Lucky day: 27lh seem, with
because they are only four songs so far.
“What usually happens is if your album consists of 12 to 15 songs then you’ll write 20 to 24 songs because you can’t write the requisite amount since they might not
to the final product,” he
for fast, crazy tunes
from us on the way,
Lumumba said some of the Big Wreck followers have crossed over and become Thornley fans. “There’s always Big Wreck fans that have been very faithful and follow Ian around,” he said. “We’re
fans could have said 'this isn’t Big
“It’s one of my on the record and it has a nice butt-kicking feel to it which
makes it fun to play.” The band also played three new songs called Hard to See, Another Memory and Changes. They may have different names on upcoming
ences between Big and Thornley tunes.
just as easily left our
said there are
some differWreck songs
Lumumba said there is another tune that the band hasn’t even done
“Big Wreck tunes are written more of a musical, no holds barred playing and Ian wrote what came from his heart,” he said. “The Thornley songs, while they still come from Ian, they tend to be
the lyrics for yet, but they are real-
be a single when
done. said often you write songs
and might be you submit them to the record company and they may choose something you didn’t like as much as the other songs you are great
singles, but then
choose All Comes
as a single,” said
in the U.S., so
as a single.
“The record company has
crafted for radio.”
said every Big Wreck and Thornley song is based on Ian’s experiences and they’re really cryptic, so it's difficult for him to open up and discuss what his songs are about.
think that a magician showing his tricks ruins the tricks, so that’s kind of how Ian feels because certain people will get different interpreta-
what was intended,” he
went extremely well and Thornley would definitely “Come Again” if that
Greet them with
Lucky day: 26th
Is this person pay you back? Is it worth it to say no? Weigh the consequences. Lucky day: 1st it
Lumumba. “Sometimes you make
caution as they
loan over the next few days.
be the band’s next
things are in your neck
of the woods.
Be wary of someone asking
department and generally what they do is they think what is on the radio right now, what’s hitting and they listen to your tunes and based on them, they decide what should
Be ready for a surprise when someone from your past pops in
August 23 September 22
also played songs from album including So Far So Good, Come Again, Beautiful, All Comes Out in the Wash and Clever. “Clever is a very dirty song and it
new' fans, but then sometimes if
the event that’s hap-
cy (so he can’t reveal the group’s name).”
prising, but he
tends to be different because sometimes there’s people who just come
bugged him me what the
wrote. Thornley’s record label
there are your fans, but at schools
a million times, but
like that group.
because people want to get away from class and have some fun,” said
he or she won’t
bad for Ian because he’s
great tune,” he said. “I
Try to be patient around the start of the week as you reach a boiling point with a loved one.
date yet for their
one time and he told song was actually written about and w'as like, no way, you actual-
said it’s the first time been an outdoor event of
debut CD Come Again in May 2004. The band’s lead vocalist and guitarist is Ian Thornley. Thornley was pre-
Lucky day: 29th
Cancer June 22
Be careful what you say and how you say it around the middle of the week as tempers can flare and feelings can easily be
from Thornley’s past including Luck is Wasted and That Song.
The band played songs from their as well as Big Wreck songs
Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) communications specialist Sam
booking bands so
not an emotion you
deal with well.
Although it's nice to give the your back to someone in need remember that you may need just what you're giving
away. Ask yourself
if they would do the same. Lucky day: 27th
is a second-year journalism student holding fate
(Photo by Jon Yaneff)
Ian Thornley rocks the stage with his band, Thornley, at
Conestoga College Sept. 15
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Conestoga Students Inc. would like to thank all the volunteers who helped with the “THORNLEY” concert on Sept. 1 5, 2005. The 1 st annual Campus Music Explosion was a huge success, we hope to carry on this tradition of great music and campus life! A special thank you to those who made this event happen: MAHER ALBASEL, SAM EGLESTON, JANIE RENWICK, JUDY DUSICK, NICHOLE JIMINEZ, DOLLY PHAN, HILLARY GREB, JUSTIN FALCONER, LEANNE BIRD, DAN STIPLOSEK,
WOLF, MATT KNAPP, MARK ARUJO, CHRISTINE SMITH, DARIUSZ CZAJKOWSKI AND ALL OTHER VOLUNTEERS!
CSI NEEDS YOU! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO PROVIDE INPUT
ACTIVITIES COMMITTEES Provide input, suggestions
to the CSI
General Manager on the services
PLEASE CONTACT US! Judy Janie
— SPOKE, September 26, 2005
Head-to-head: Keep “The Leafs
win (he Stanley
used by Toronto Maple Leal's fans everywhere. However, since 1967, the Leal's and their fans have not been able to celebrate with Lord Stanley. And, unfortunately over-optimistic
Toronto fans, “next year” will not be this year. “Next year,” will in fact,
not corns any lime soon.
Throughout the excessive offMaple Leafs have done
nothing but take countless steps
backwards and created a mere shadow of their former self. Aside from the new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) hurt-
once again, when the
Brian Leetch, a 2003 trade dead-
who was supposed
heart and soul of the team. Both
with the Florida Panthers. Although
without question that both players
were instrumental team on and off the
Alexander Mogilny also left Toronto in favour of the New Jersey Devils, a team seasons,
1999-2000 and could very well
out an exciting prospect such
We wood II
have question marks going into the season and Toronto is one of them. The Leafs do have the depth at certain positions, but
lack in others.
Antropov, Alexei Ponikarovsky and Carlo Colaiacovo finally develop into the players Leafs fans have always claimed they will be? This season will be crucial to their careers. Without question Toronto will need all their key players, especially 40-year-old goaltender Ed
Following the loss of such highplayers, the Leafs finally
dipped into the free agent market by signing two of the biggest Band-aids in the NHL.
While Eric Lindros is a former Hart Trophy winner, he has never lived up to his initial hype as being “The Next One.” and is known more for laying on the ice than playing on it. Another Leafs free agent market splash was acquiring Jason Allison. Like Lindros, Allison has no shortage of offensive ability. But, due to
Belfour, to stay healthy for relatively the entire season. If not,
a long year for the Leafs faithful.
“next year” and “next year” not going to
for a very long
remains a scoring
he stays healthy.
away from NHL arenas, the Toronto Maple Leafs are back on the ice and ready to com-
pete once again for the Stanley Cup.
hasn’t had the chance to play for a
Even though Stanley hasn’t meandered through the streets of
winning team in awhile, spending his time in the NHL with the
Toronto since 1967, the Leafs have tasted success during the reign of
After a winter
squad should be no exception. In Quinn’s six years as coach, the Leafs have made the playoffs every year, and advanced to at least the conference semifinals five times.
103 points, second
the deficiencies that can be
other teams that
playoffs last season.
The Ottawa Senators, coming
a fifth-place, 102-point season, are
heavily on goaltender Dominic Hasek. Hasek has not
most successful one in They finished with
Another reason the Leafs well
Leafs have a
to injury, the
as coach, and this year’s
team, but should he suc-
Nieuw'endyk and Gary Roberts, a
signed similar two-year contracts
wing. Leafs fans
quite possibly the
must hope head coach Pat Quinn
With Darcy Tucker and Nik Antropov leading the way on the
scratching their heads.
only playing 28 games (including playoffs) with the team, Leetch
depth at certain positions,
extremely (alented Mariusz Czerkawski will have fans
Toronto over the top, is also no longer with the Leafs. After
especially with con-
in his career,
replace Gary Roberts, an inconsis-
Cup every season, Toronto also lost many key players to the free agent
Lindros has struggled with injuries
scorer, Jeff O’Neill, formerly of the
attempt to (unsuc-
Although acquiring a
“The Leafs do have the
cessfully in this case) purchase the
led the Philadelphia Flyers into (he
playoffs four times, before signing
former Los Angeles King can remain over (lie 82 game
only play 26 games in 2003’04 season, there is no telling how to
Leafs have a great shot
waiting, Leafs fans!
Leafs take the Stanley
season with any
in the northeast
struggled greatly with injuries in
one point back of the Boston Bruins. The Leafs have made a number of valuable additions from that marvelous season, including the
few years. The Detroit Red Wings took a chance with Hasek in 2003-’04 and only got 14 games
out of him, due to a groin injury.
forwards Jason Allison and Eric Lindros and goalie Jean-sebastien Aubin. Allison has averaged at least one point-per-game in every season since 1999-2000, while playing for the Bruins and the Kings. Lindros has been a valuable commodity in the NHL since he came out of junior hockey in 1992. He acquisitions
that lost significant
Scott Stevens nor their most reliable defenceman, Scott Neidermayer, will be with the team this year, leaving huge holes in the defence. With Belfour, the Leafs have one
of the finest goalies in the league,
have a solid defence corps and will score their fair share of goals.
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The men's and women’s soccer teams, the men's rugby team and the
team are underway with tryouts, practices and fastball
games already completgames are on the horizon. The men’s soccer team is coming off a season in which they missed the playoffs, but coach Geoff exhibition ed, while
Johnstone, tion for
he expects to
said the team’s only
his strikers are
Cambrian Oct. 1 The women’s soccer team
win a game last season with seven losses and one tie, but third-year coach Rebecca Miller said she expects more from this year’s squad. “I have strong expectations from the level of play I’ve seen really confident that we’ll
well,” said Miller.
more depth on
the playoffs this
and I’m do really
“We have a lot ends of the field
a realistic goal to get to the
She said she’s seen a high level of play from both the seven returning
because we have 13 returning players, talented rookies
players as well as the rookies coming in, who are all going to add to
and a solid core on defence,” said who has won 26 Ontario Colleges Athletic Association i(OCAA) rhedals as coach including six gold medals. “I’m reallyi pleased with the work ethic of the; team.” Third-year veteran Barry Rouke
the team’s style of play.
whole team would be
playoffs this season.
they filled the major holes in the bench from last season.
avoid injuries and suspensions while still putting a lot of if
Veteran outfielder Sarah Thomson gets ready to swing at a during a women’s fastball practice Sept. 1 3 at the college.
ing to learn,” she said. “If we put everything together 1 think it will
translate into a playoff berth, so
be very disappointed achieve our goal.”
lost their first
The women’s soccer team's next is against Cambrian
home game Oct.
Johnstone said the team is experienced on all fronts and believes
“Our starting lineup
“The team’s touches, fitness and game all show that they enjoy playing soccer and are willzest for the
the season 5-0 against Sheridan in
group together for a while so it would be disappointing if we don’t step it up this
at the college, said
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rained out against Sheridan College in Oakville. Its next home game is
has held that posi-
geared up and ready for another exciting season full of action.
By JON YANEFF
sports teams are
emphasis on schooling, we will be extremely strong,'' he said. “If you’re failing your classes you’ll be
on the sidelines come game time.”
The men’s rugby team
with a 5-2 win-loss record, but stumbled at the OCAA championship, finishing fourth in the tournament. Fourth-year coach Jeff Desruisseau said six of his eight last
returning players are starters so he believes the team has what it takes to make the playoffs once again.
bunch of new,
(Photo by Jon Yaneff)
who are incredibly we are a very small
lobbed by volunteer Brittany Proud
Cambridge Oct. 1 The women's fastball team is coming off a season where they
“We’ve got to play to our strengths by moving the ball and supporting it instead of said
The two returning fielder
they are optimistic with
Fawn Day work
more solid than last season. "We have all the tools, so now it’s time to make the pieces fit together,”
ing the college.
cation as a team,” said French.
“There seems to be more commitment on the field,” said Day. “As long as players try their best
you can ask for as a coach. She said if the team focuses on pitching and catching then they
key situations.” Signs of improving were noticed in the teams’ double-header Sept.
said second-year veteran
The rugby squad lost their first game of the season 15-5 against Fleming College
out for practices
should be a fun season represent-
should gel quickly.
Desruisseau said if new players are interested in playing they can
The rugby team’s next home
“I think as the
“I think everyone is really improving since the first tryout which will lead to better communi-
think we’re far better than last
came out on
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crashing the ball up the field.” Desruisseau said his players are harder hitters and the defence is
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â€” SPOKE, September 26, 2005