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37th Year

— No. 19

Privacy breach at college

causes concern By STEPH BAULK Imagine if someone had access to your persona] information. Imagine if someone you didn’t know had your social insurance number, your address, birth date and phone number.

A

privacy breach at the college was discovered when co-ordinators

and some faculty members found they had full access to student and

-

faculty information, including per-

sonal information.

The information was accessible for three weeks in late August after some staff and faculty were given

.

additional access to a new Student Information System (SIS) that the college has been implementing over the past several months.

The new system was implemented

in

time to support the incoming

could use the information that was available, he said. “We are more

concerned

about

information

getting

that

removed from

the

database or having limitations put into place rather then thinking the worst.”

Boettger said faculty information

was available on the SIS because most faculty members have taken

some courses a

at the college,

and as

would have been

they

result,

placed into that database. “It was a student database,

was not

it

resources

we had the problem with, it new SIS,” he said. “The

server

was

human

the

the

HR

database is stand-alone and

problem

still

intact,

Boettger said

a faculty or staff identity has been

member’s

if

stolen, there is a liability the college.

your identity

it’s very difficult if is stolen to track the

origins of

so

moved

systems

were

new system, so

to the

stu-

dents currently enrolled would be in the new system as well.

The student information system a database that stores student information from the day students is

start

college to the day they finish.

Information held

in the

database

includes marks, transcripts, courses, personal information such as

addresses,

phone numbers. SIN

numbers and cial

birth dates

and finan-

information like financial aid

and OSAP. It

was

shortly after startup that

co-ordinators

and some faculty

and staff for a period of approximately three weeks were given greater access than they normally

would have. Other faculty and staff members of the college were not made aware that this

had happened

month

a

s Local 237, said co-ordinators and other staff members of the college felt uncomfortable hav-

ing access to this additional infor-

mation and made it known they wanted that access curtailed. “I understand that the first concern was expressed on Aug. 23,” said Boettger.

nize

tracking

is

very difficult."

Boettger said faculty and staff were not made aware of the problem until almost a month later after

said

of

under

the

Privacy

made

breach had occurred. a decision that

it.

"We’re not sure how somebody

on the

tele-

vision to Canadian Idol, they see

had happened, because advertising would alert someone who wished

young people perform a song

to use

make

it

it

untoward purposes and possible for them to do so,” for

Boettger said.

He added

he has worked with the college to resolve the problem. “I wasn’t

going to criticize our members and portray them or specthey were bad people,” he I

made

the decision that

we

wouldn’t communicate the issue to the faculty until after we had the

problem resolved, just

to limit the

it’s

weaknesses

Haveman,

Eli in

the

said.

Continued on Page 2

“This is ultimately about singing and about being able to find people that are compelling,” he said. "It’s about finding people

held Tuesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday,

who you

Oct. 6 during lunchtime.

them

"Then we’ll cut it down to a top three for semifinals and a top two for finals,” he said.

Matt Ruiss, the other judge, said is going to be judging the singer based on vocal skill, stage pres-

Mjke Dinning, student affairs

at

vice-president of

Conestoga, said

say

"I'd like to listen to

again.'”

he

ence, originality and personality.

Continued on Page 2

a first-year

general

metal

program,

them in order to add a flavour to their performance.

“I feel I can perform better with an instrument in my hands,” said

Haveman, who sang the song Crush by the Dave Mathews Band. Vellekoop, who sang Wonder Wall by Oasis, said while it’s nice to

have the instrument there while

performing,

whether

it

it’s

a

toss-up

as

to

actually helps a great

deal or not.

“When

play guitar and sing, sometimes my hands freeze up,”

he said.

I

is

ability to sing.

and Adam Vellekoop, a first-year computer

little

a private manner,” he

criteria

to use another device in their auditions.

engineering student, brought their

that

his

preparation for their

guitars with

the

in

in

important for the

“They are the company takes in

a judge,

after

students aware of

the situation.

as

performances on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Without a karaoke machine to help them, two participants decided

machinist

make

that

based on two things: talent and

They sang the lyrics of a chosen song for two judges, who gave them feedback on their strengths and

Boettger said although faculty has been informed of the situation,

he believes

CSI bar manager

did not have the luxury of anything to help them during their auditions.

student

college to

Albasel,

and events programmer, said that due to the number of people who signed up this year, there would be no cuts after the auditions, but everybody would make it to the performance rounds, which were

much practise, and with the aid of music in the background. However, CSI Idol participants

possibilities or risks.”

administration to resolve the problem, Boettger said, and in their opinion the issue has been addressed and resolved and it is behind them.

your day-to-day duties, then you shouldn’t have access to

flip

best not to advertise that a breach

addresses, etc. are considered private and personal and if you don’t in

When Canadians

was

it

The union has been involved and they have worked with

it

Canadian Idol. On Sept. 30, 10 Conestoga students took the first step towards possible Canadian Idol fame by showcasing their

Sanctuary.

“I

that a

and Information Act, SIN numbers,

need

appearances on

them

mation

Boettger

their

recog-

singing talent in front of judges in an audition for CSI Idol in the

satisfaction.”

Freedom

after

we

chief information officer, Richard Gibson, sent out an e-mail notifying

information and is charged with keeping the infor-

1

last

Maher

Ryan Malcolm, Gary Beals and

said, the

I

9 was when met with management and they had resolved the issue to our

we

“Sept.

QEDCKE

By TIM

be could end

these instances, but like

“So,

OPSEU

would

Kalan Porter are names

ulate

of

know how

that

Students’ Idol auditions have a twist

liable in

said.

president

don’t

“It

'

story.

up with the college being

almost

had occurred. Walter Boettger,

I

like

addressed,” he said.

after the privacy breach

until

it,

something

Yaneff)

borne by

uing

“Sometimes

by Jon

„ Conestoga s golf team (from left) Adam Christie, Brandon Christo, coach Justin Smith Scott Zettel Jon Trotter, Josh Hunke and Josh Emrich won the St. Clair Invitational at Fox Glenn Golf and Country Club in Windsor Sept. 23. See Page 19 for

was no

there

there.”

students for the fall semester. All previous student records from the old stuJoni system and the contin-

education

(Photo

A winning team

it’s

(Photo by Tim Gedcke) judges Mike Dinning (left) and Matt Buiss (top) display some confident stage presence with event organizer Maher Albasel during a break from auditions on Sept. 30.

CSI

Idol


— SPOKE, October

Page 2

1 1

,

News

2005

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

Privacy breach leads

Conestoga College

questions answered by

to review of practices

random students

Continued from Page 1 Kevin Multan, vice-president of finance and administration servic-

What would you do with your money if you won the lottery?

primarily with

es, said the issue is

new

the

student information sys-

tem, which was a pretty large and

“I

would buy a mansion

in

Portugal and have the

biggest house party featuring

and

Shaq, Snoop Dog

Alf.”

Derek Viveiros, second-year law and security

“Bui

we

do

professional conduct expected by any of those people that the data is only used for the purpose of their

cally call a migration of data,” he

it

said.

"Most of

“So they’re migrating the data from the old system to the new system and really, the unfortunate thing that happened was it tucked

first-year

“It

these instances, but

it

said, the tracking

is

I

very

difficult.”

ofOPSEU ’s

president

buy an expensive car, HI, Hummer.” Andrei Barbarosa, first-year computer

programmer analyst

He

said the situation

totally

is

from when you have a situation where records are left out in an alley and anybody can access it, or in some cases, there has been a breach where a hard drive has been stolen from an insurance company different

for example.

“These were the people who are and had to log on and could be identified,” he said. “So we would know anybody who went in to look at the data because they would have to log on with their password and our system would have tracked when they went in.” Mullan said the college definitely regrets that personal information was totally internal

“I’d

get a 1997 purple

Dodge Viper.” Anna Labocha, first-year management studies

moved over there

“Pay

off all

my

but

was not an external

friends’ tuition.”

Morgan Latvanen,

availability.

CSI

close

first-year firefighter

fortunately,

said

talent,

Hugh

points

ie

there,”

right

the

said

graduate of Conestoga’s

broad-

casting program and fourth-place

winner

in

CSI

year’s

last

Idol

competition.

McLachlin,

ing as a judge this year

engineering

CSI

Idol

is

is

help-

because

such a hard thing

is

people

who work

“The myself,

would ask somebody is about to

question is if

of your peers and

stand up

I

my

mom’s house.” Monica Lundrigan, first-year advertising

at

0

1

.5

The

in front

it

all

Beat.

There were

with the confidential information

on a regular

basis,

he

said.

“It’s not the same situation where somebody from the outside could come in or, let’s say when you buy gas at a gas station and somebody

to

know what

them. to

Heinzel

said

information

is

the

reason

the

confidential in the

is

because there are

some privacy

issues that have to

place

be protected and people’s security as well. “If the information did not need

be confidential or in a secure

area,

probably

it

wouldn’t

there,” Heinzel said.

who

it

it

ill

will

will,

anyways.”

Heinzel said the police depart-

numbers.

“So SIN numbers open up

not that type of situa-

if

wrong hands. People

ment constantly discourages people from giving anyone their personal information, especially SIN

he

“It’s

be peo-

“It puts

don’t have any

just ignore

red flag,

said.

do

it.”

keeps the receipt you’ve signed,”

are clearly a

available

if that's

it

can

difficulties for a potential

So the chances of this having been anywhere in public are very,

victim," he said. “However, for the

very minimal.”

would probably be useless because they wouldn’t know what to do

tion.

Mullan said since the problem was noticed, the databases have

Jason Gillespie, a first-year engineering student.

Some

civil

average person, that information

with

it

anyways.”

find out

other people enjoyed

if

her singing.

participants have plenty of

could sing

"I

student

wanted

in front

to see if

1

of a group of

singing experience.

people.”

Duyga Ali, a second-year business management student, said she

Ali Chowdhary, who is taking his second year in the accounting business program, said he has already experienced CSI Idol. "I had fun trying out last year and wanted to

has sung before.

thought

"I

good opportunity

experience

in

to

was more

it

gel

performing,"

she

said.

try

it

again.”

Albasel said he ran the competi“It’s difficult

1

stand up

your peers and

front of it

to

in let

hang out and give 10 per cent because if all

don’t, that’s

when you

it’s

some-

bit

little

of fun during lunchtime.

"It’s just a fun event to showcase talent around the school." he

said.

"There are people

who

have aspi-

music business and this is a doorstep for them to get that feel of being on the stage in

get cut.”

Matt

because

thing to get students having a

rations to be in the

Rais,

CSI IdolJudge

year architecture construction engi

front of people.”

The

Jason

winner

of

CSI

Idol

the low-tempo, Friends In Low

recreation and leisure student, said

advances on to a competition in Toronto where they compete against Idol winners from other

Places by Garth Brooks sung by

she enjoys singing, but wanted to

schools.

Maraschiello,

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

“If

or

falls into the

different styles

showcased by participants at the auditions, from the high energy show of the Pharaoh song by firstnccring

interest

ple at a potentially higher risk

you

many

using confi-

jeopardize a full-time, long-term

I

off

has

job to apply for one false credit card,” he said. These are the people who deal

to

hang out, and give 10 per cent because if you don’t, that’s when you gel cut,” said Ruiss, who is now employed let

who

their capa-

useless

is

to

tion this year

“It’s difficult to

would pay

and what

it

no experience with taking confidential information and using it in another method or venue, then the

to

do.

“I

depends

really

someone has no

the college

at

full-time

a

Ruiss said the reason he

first-year architectural

still have it needed for the job, are

it’s

does

judges looking for originality and an ability to sing

Continued from Page 1 someone’s dressed in the theme of their song, that's brown-

would buy a mountain, hollow it out and build a house inside.”

where

access

system, and

the

to

who had

said people

if it

available.

Idol

"If

“I

not normally avail-

is

able, creates a higher risk

first

He

restricted in the sense that the only

“I’d

Service public affairs co-

mation which

Local 237

to access the

could get in were the

Police

ordinator, said any personal infor-

with

“So there was limited access and it was

who

Olaf Heinzel, Waterloo Regional

They have

information,” he said.

people

he said.

tion,”

information

Walter Boettger,

to

people supplied with the password.”

and also we're going to review our practices around use of informa-

dential information,” he said.

like

as

Richard

is

Gibson, chief information officer, will be reviewing the issue again

access to

in

do more

to

measure,

bilities are as far as

access any of the information.

student

“What we’re going a preventative

become

could end up with the

nobody

who had

been restructured and all the data was there has been eliminated.

that

“It

available over the col-

"These were people log on with a password

to

create a fake person.”

from outside the college could

paramedics

been

since

college being liable

college staff

lege website, he said, so

has

that

removed wouldn’t allow you

human resources information data and moved it into the

some

was

the information that

there

in

he said.

purposes,”

other

for

part of the

was never

Durant,

it

also a

is

job as required,” he said. “Nobody could anonymously go in and pull out information and use

available to

Kim

their jobs, that (here

complex undertaking. “This was a fairly minor point of development of that system, which is what the systems people techni-

Although the information was

would buy a pony.”

point in time,

have access, because they needed to

student database,” said Mullan.

“I

same

at the

also want to remind people that

country

piece

to

Jennifer

Campos,

a

first-year


'

News There was no

SPOKE, October

11

,

2005

— Page 3

spitting

at this career fair By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

another girl who was stoned while walking across campus in her uniform.”

The third annual Career Fair was once again a huge Success, drawing thousands of students and alumni to RIM Park in Waterloo.

According ty students

the

With a network of 192 employers, students and alumni from Conestoga and neighbouring universities attended the fair in

The range of employers

Canadian

He

also said he has been witness

ject to the

same

treatment.

includ-

“There has been a great turnout here today.” Const.

pamphlets and information on employers, as well as hundreds

ies,

of

Forces going on in the

aimed forces and police organizations that have been sub-

in

Expedia.ca and many more. Students and alumni were treated to an abundance of free good-

Donna Smirh-Stubbs. Toronto police

who were

representatives

happy and eager

is

to other

ed Canadian Security Intelligence Services, Abercrombie and Fitch,

all

Armed

because of what United States.

hopes

of finding future employment their field of choice.

to Osborne, universihave been protesting

to

answer

Const. Donna Smilh-Stubbs has been with the Toronto Police for 8 years, and said her experiences

all

questions pertaining to their field of work.

1

Some employers were

especial-

career fairs and events have all been positive. “There has been a great turnout here today.” said Smith-Stubbs. “I haven t had any bad experiences at

happy with the turnout, as it was a pleasant change from recent ly

career events at other locations.

Bombardier Court Osborne has been with the Canadian Armed

from students.” Her partner, Const. Suzanne Wilson, who was been with the

Forces for three years, and said that at this particular

career lair, the

num-

ber of college students at his booth

Toronto Police for 15 years, said not only has she experienced a

was greater than university students, which was a pleasant change.

Osborne said recent

events

due

that

overseas

in

wide range of college and univer-

the

to

sity

students,

male

to

but the ration of female is fairly equal. Students at the Career Fair were

Iraq,

there have been

sions at

numerous occaother career fairs where

able to explore

the response has been negative. I got spat on at a career day at

wide

the

network

University

Osborne

said.

of also

“I

Guelph” know of

many booths of

(Photos by Jon Yanei

_

a

possible

future

employers.

mmnusnnoo L/ct. ?

(sctmpus on

Students on waiting By STEPH BAULK If

you are among one of the 750 who are on the waiting list

for a parking pass, the wait finally

may

be up.

John Tribe, security representative at the college, said security

has

begun calling people on the waiting list, telling them to pick up a permit,

"We

order their

the

in

appears on the

name

list.

said Tribe.

a

to call us

"We

call

people early

in

week and we expect them to answer or show up to buy the pass the

within that week. it

The security representative said the passes are pro-rated at the Oct. This means students

rate.

who

now purchasing permits have to pay the full price. “Even though we started selling

are only will not

message and we back so we don’t move ahead without giving them the opportunity to get a pass,” leave

want people

If

they don’t do

fairly expeditely, they

could lose

Parking permits are only being sold to those

who

are

on the wait-

Tribe said security does parking lot counts and assesses the avail-

exchange

ability of spaces in the

for an annual pass, will not be able to do so.

several times a day.

“We people

also count the

who

in other

words

ille-

gally parked, because that affects the number of spaces,” he said.

"Then we lot that

arrive at a figure for each

we

feel

so people can

we can

still

safely sell

park.”

Tribe said by doing regular lot counts they have calculated they will be able to sell 550 new permits.

Tribe said although there were approximately 750 students on the waiting

list,

lot,

list.

Students

who want

to

their pass for a different

or exchange a semi-annual pass

number of

are parked there with

no permits, or

*2 STYLES TO CHOOSE FROM* *MADE TO YOUR SPECIFICATIONS!*

tion."

ing

lots

them now we won’t charge the full value of the permit because some of the value is gone,” he said. “So we’re calculating them for $253, which is an eight per cent reduc-

that opportunity.”

parking

JACKET DAY!

“Not everyone we call will want anymore," he said. "People may have started carpooling, they, don’t go to (Conestoga) anymore or they've had their ear taken away.” the pass

1

.

CONESTOGA COLLEGE

mits they are currently selling will satisfy those waiting.

students

i

list

parking pass jackpot

hit

ball

from t0 P r, 9 ht ) Alex Brubacher (middle right) goes for the ball in a 21-12 win over the fh Mohawk Mountaineers at Bill Struck Memorial Field in Cambridge on Oct 1 Laura Hartwick takes a pitch in a 7-1 loss to Seneca College at the Doon campus on Sept 29 6 6ndeS (20) dekes b V a Cambrian College player in a 4-1 victory at the Doon

variety, and left the fair with free goods, new experiences und a

of

Play l0 ckwis ®

he expects the 550 per-

CLARIFICATION In the

Oct. 3 edition of Spoke,

OCTOBER

incorrect information

was given newspaper about the new Zymela video juke box system to the

in the

Sanctuary.

Videos cost $1 for two songs, not $1 for three songs as was stated in the paper.

1 2,

2005

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— SPOKE, October

1 1

Commentary

2005

,

new

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face

on transplants who

People

have had

their laces

in accidents, tires

burned or scaled

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approval to perform the world's It

mav sound

face transplant.

first

something out of

like

a science fiction

movie

oi a

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wrong, but doctors say it is a better having multiple sutgetoption for patients. Instead ol spending years their face, they can onto sections of their own skin

makeover show gone

terribly

small

ics to graft

undergo one operation

to attach a

To find an appropriate donor

face onto their own.

new

match the

face, doctors

tissue type, age,

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will involve veins

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like the donor, Doctors are confident the patient will not look exactly bone and musrather the new face will be moulded by the recipient's

cle structure recipient’s

and

own

will look like a

combination

ol the

lace.

Since the operation has never been done before,

unknown.

donor face and the

But, as with any transplant,

when

is

it

many

of the risks are

complete the patient

or her have to take anti-rejection medication for the rest of his tissue. so his or her immune system does not reject the People have been donating

life

will

I Locals try to keep journalism students under wraps. .

organs and receiving organ transplants for years and there

doubt plants

saves

it

lives.

The decision

no

is

Pace trans-

anguish, and perhaps give

their face

them

may have problems

when

Every morning thing.

may

have because of a

disfig-

eating, breathing, going out in pub-

sight

without

sure what they

would do

if

is

whether or not

donate

to

so surpris tainment through reality TV, a face transplant doesn t seetn people wish because dollars of millions making are executives ing. TV Shows like Extreme Makeover change the candi

be more beautiful. all in the name of vanity. date's face, body and hair drastically scarred. They re just suf or burned Many of those people haven't been

fering from a big nose, thin lips or flabby thighs in an accident wants to take If a person whose face was disfigured

advantage of a new medical treatment that of

life,

they have a right to try

it.

It’s

may improve

their decision to

their quality

donor

sign is in the hands of people who you might have the option to check bone marrow, heart ... and face. And that’s your

cards. In a few years,

off kidney, eyes, skin,

I

wake put on

do

up, shower,

my

y

maybe

my

look

most impor-

Steph Baulk

makeup.

We just can’t seem

to

I

1

go anywhere

have one makeup

I

Opinion

;

way

pinky

critics

know

it is,

magic

that

over

my

little

my

I

are

long, curl.

I

I

I

stop.

1

my

Now left my

it

dark and love

put on

my

on

at

lip

look in the rearview mirror and

in

worst

the world. It’s something to hide

behind when you don’t

like a

drug

fix. It’s

feel that

great about yourself.

Make some magic by feeling

of your

own

about yourself

great

without the blush, the mascara or the lipstick.

don’t get

me

wrong.

I

house without any makeup all, but when 1 do, I always

some way. Nobody has

I'm not quite there

have

uncomfortable and incomplete

feel

it

own

for

ridiculous.

reach for

important to

it’s

are our

I’ll

to

mascara

a

go

I’ll

addict looking for a quick

leave the house and drive to

destination spot

I

and grab

a

eyelashes. Abracadabra.

lashes

I

is

wand and I brush

have that perfect

As

face

day.

necessary part of

doing

my

my my hair,

door,

but apply-

is

up.

maybe

walk out the 1 run back in the house go

we

have

I

and no one is judging you as much as you judge yourself. Makeup is no magic wonder of

the au naturel look. as

them

that nice

think that

I

it.

and makeup

things,

to cover

But I think remember we

like.

However, I

ing these two things to

finish

1

girls don’t

have something

all

shiny,

go without the makeup.

Very Black.

I

lips.

Some days

lip

gloss, in Pink Afterglow, and my Annabelle Magnifeye mascara, in

It’s silly,

my

see

tinge

have two.

My

know we

Or

feelings.

that different without

They look

plump and have

accessory they can’t live without.

Revlon Super Lustrous

all

my

because most

don’t like about ourselves.

without our makeup. girls

it’s

several

gloss. Voila.

decision to make.

don’t want to hurt

'1

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for I know that sounds vain, but many girls it’s the same routine.

My

make.

In the end, the decision to donate their

tantly,

I

their bod Considering the other life-altering changes people make to enter into turned been have changes ies every day, and the way these

to

I

same

the

it’s

hair and finally and

Most

they were in that situation.

The decision that will affect most people their face when they die.

gloss

lip

they die.

impairment or getting a good job because of disci imination. As horrific as the idea of having someone else’s face transplanted or not it is right onto your own may be. it is difficult to judge whether can know for one No disfigured. be like to knowing what it is lic,

Don’t hide behind

most people is whether or not to donate

back some of the confidence they lost when they were disfigured. It will also help with other problems they urement. They

will

affect

be used to save the emotional and mental

will

patient

that

need

that

wand

lashes, but

1

me

I

look

any different without the makeup on. Maybe they’re just being polite and

yet.

I

brush over

still

my

admire the girls that

don’t.

One day I hope ever told

to

I

also hope

and realize

way you

to

be one of them.

more ladies will follow you are all beautiful the

are.

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CSI net

partying rules

ie

and even underage parties. they’ve found works best is keeping the underage students in one part of the bar and the overage parties

t if

Underage stubracelet and an “X”

Her

important to know to CSI, legally, the you

dents get a marked on both of

It’s

ion

may have been

nt

attend the party but, ma-

opinion anyway, have been there.

shouldn’t

is

a college party would

know

that.

taking that person

dispel that

argument by saying her older sister, Amanda, had never been to a college party before that night, considering she’s only in

II

She said since posters advertised the party as an

all ages event she believed her younger sister could come but also that older students

Who go on

ages and then

she’s right.

underage students who, rightfully so, felt they should be allowed to attend all of the events. But the problem with an all ages event

anyone can show up. There’s always the chance an intoxicated student might buy a is

drink lor a child, not

knowing

the

person was a child, or not caring.

pen

someone slipped

or something

.

in

Susan’s Pepsi?

There are different ways to cater underage students. The two local universities have experimented with monitoring and controlling their events and parties. After speaking with Wilfrid Laurier s student union I learned all

age parties, overage

new

the

behind

cards.

If students

seem drunk or

don t pick it up they can be suspended from any licensed parties or events until they turn 20 years old. Neither of the universities let a

non-student under

years

19

old

attend their events for safety’s sake. Both of the schools have a sign-in

satisfied

if

beef, this time,

about

is

and

school year, the thoughts

new

this

efficiently

route

connect those

who rely on public mode of transportation.

a

I’ll

be blunt;

I

in the

transit as

don’t like this

new

express route.

1 will agree that the well designed and certainly provides good and efficient serv-

loute

is

help

t

students

it

really does-

me much. I’m and

staff

sure most

year journalism student with a parttime job, time isn’t something I of.

feathers the

most

that the iXpress replaced the 101

express bus, which for

I found worked me. Living out by the University

ol Waterloo, all

way

the

it’s

quite the hike to get

to the college. I’d just

take a bus out to the university and hop on the 101 express. Simple as that. Two buses, an hour and a half one way. The kicker was that the 101

university and over 19 years.

bus.

adjustments to their parties and events.

Maybe when

new

the

student

centre opens

it should be used to hold events for students who are 19 years old or older and on the

same night events

difficult.

I

find that

it

new little

doesn’t

connect as well as it should. Going out to the college isn’t half as bad.

UW,

the 10 to the college (which is an extia half-hour ride). If I'm really lucky, I may get the 1 10 Conestoga

College express, which takes half the time as the regular 10 does. At most, I spend about an hour and 45 minutes to get to school.

home

Getting

is

me, though. With

a nightmare for

my luck being as

Laurelwood bus leaves, sity

1

In the after-

3 route gets to the univer-

every half hour. This gives

me

25 more minutes of waiting times,

bumping

my

hours on the

my

Get

riding

time "to two

way home! drift?

With

this

new

iXpress in place, I spend shy of four hours on the bus each day during the

week. I'll

give Grand River Transit a

bieak, though.

I

public service.

As

realize they are a

a public service, they have to do what’s right to serve

whole community. just one person, I know it’s selfish to bicker and complain about something that the whole community shares. Their workers put up with the

take the 13 Laurelwood to wait about 10 minutes, get on I

a lot of bull, too.

So, I say again; may the heavens bless the public transit system. Just not the iXpress.

the Sanctuary can hold

for

who

students

are

younger than 9 but old enough be in college. 1

Either way,

in

my

opinion,

to

for

no children should be allowed at college events where beer and mixed drinks are served. safety’s sake,

new student centre is CSI has to be more restrictive than what their liquor licence allows. They need to stop kids from Until the

built

attending their events. things stay the

II

way

they are

and CSI allows everyone

to

to

students

their

need

college

events,

to know' that, if

come

only to watch

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the iXpress gets to the university roughly five minutes after the is,

As

On the other hand, this iXpress has made my life a more

express and get to Fairview in about half an hour and grab

noon, the

my

ruffles

the

Mall

Conestoga

at

College would agree that time is a precious commodity. As a third-

is

Opinion

to swiftly

is

policy but the person signing in must be with someone from the

students in a responsible manner. I think CSI needs to make some

I

complain

to

connected well with the other buses I had to take. The most 1 had to wait was five minutes to catch the next

Both schools deal with underage

not

certainly won't.

region

What underage students leave they must pick up their student

the per-

a roofie

My

about.

me

Grand River Transit’s new iXpress route. Implemented just in time for

have much

to

they've tried

stu-

When

may

if

an underage

to

dent than drinking beer.

for weeks.

things could happen to an underage student than drinking beer.

What

things could hap-

finger pointing could

“X” drawn on

I

ice to the region, but

Worse

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the heavens bless the public

system, for

Then again, I'm not don t have anything

n

in a situation

prevent him or her from buying drinks but it can’t keep him or her out of harm’s way. Worse

With younger students attending the college because of the removal of OAC, CSI made adjustments from last year in an attempt to cater

stu-

their student card at the door.

son’s wrist or a blue bracelet.

This

to

The

looking for an

young.

week underage

up having sex even if he or she is

Bartenders monitor underage students at CSl’s all ages events by

away someone at the door because he or she was too

night a

dents can attend a bar and mingle with older students. To get in, underage students have to leave

home?

do you blame

like that?

they turned

And

One

strange things to people.

were allowed to bring their children. It would be false advertising if all

school events until they’re 19 years old or older.

under the impression the person isn't a child, the student could still be charged with statutory rape. It sounds sick but alcohol can do

been

beginning of the year stating won’t consume alcohol at

they

the student ends

with a child,

college a month.

the poster said

at the

they

Was he offering to buy them drinks? Maybe. Maybe not. What if a student at one of CSI’s parties decided he or she had met someone they liked and ended up

older sister should have known not to bring her. Anyone who’s been to

-

whom

why

weren't drinking.

From the conversations I’ve had. some people disagree. The argument made is Susan's

I

old enough to drink,

transit

their wrists.

Underage students at the University of Waterloo, on the other hand, have to sign a contract

actually

er of

she

May

students in another.

ages.

Susan,

serves

What

idc ion

with her older sister signs for the party said

2005

,

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In the Oct. 3 edition

reported that a 12-ye attended Conestoga Stu (CSI) Toga Party, Sept. 1

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money

Free MULLER

By DENISE

As a student, you can always use some extra cash.

OSAP

Conestoga College and the

make

office arc willing to

News

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,

erally,

Matresky said the OSAP office uses, what he calls, a blind scoring

how much

cations.

The

how

office looks at

students

sary available to

need.

equate to a dollar value," he said. “So, if you scored 15 points, then

pen.

The Conestoga College Student

(CCSAF)

is

a bur-

most Conestoga students, based on their financial

maybe

Paul Matresky. manager of finanaid and student awards, said

money comes from and

increases

Matresky

tuition fee

college

the

said those are not the

exact figures, and the real dollar value is still very relative at this

is

required to put 30 per cent of those increases into a fund that is then

point,

many

returned to students in a variety of

since it depends on how students apply, and of those

how many

found

arc

to

ways.

students,

“Basically, the college has a pot of money that's there and decisions

have financial need. All students who are found to have a need will

made

are

go

to

as to

into

how much

the bursary

is

"

you have outstanding tuition payments, and you are awarded a bursary, the money will go directly towards your tuition payments. If

said.

Because tuition for the microcomputer business software program, international and apprenticeship students is set up differently,

Otherwise, a cheque will be waiting for

these students are not eligible for the bursary.

apply are found

who

students

If

have a financial need, they will receive a cheque 10 days after the start of the January semester from to

you

in

OSAP

the

office,

also underlined the fact that must have a financial

need to qualify for the bursary.

that

education tax

cheques for more

most students get the credit and tuition is

have no need

and do not qualify. "Bui, with most students,

their

costs arc generally higher than their

resources,” he said.

Matresky said usually around 1,000 students apply, and 700 to 800 cheques are awarded. In past years, cheques have been as high as $ ,200 and as low' as

$100 to $200. There is also an urgent need bursary

said although the office

assesses the applications fairly lib-

CSI focused on improving

for

available

who

students

have had some kind of a financial crisis, and need some extra money

sooner rather than

later.

come

“So, say you

The form

in,

for

is

exam-

and said ‘this has happened to me and as a result I had to dip into this and now I can't pay my rent for December.’ Then we would flow the money to them earlier because

The Conestoga College Student Assistance Fund is a bursary students enrolled at Conestoga. The form is available at the

OSAP

they have an urgent need," he said. There is some additional docu-

undergo

would

other

greater

a student accesses

if

way

around.

the

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Do you do any

It’s either, or.

Conestoga Students Inc. office, all campuses, and can even be printed Off online.

The

application deadline

Public Speaking Anxiety

of the following?

during or after a speech. Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a presentation.

They hope extended hours will lead to more students

Select your program/course/assignments to be “safe” from having to

a course by not doing a speech.

Risk low marks or

Develop creative excuses or illnesses

failure in

(that feel real at the time) to avoid

son,” said Falconer.

• •

Believe everyone

business hours have expanded by

Currently each student director is required to work a minimum of

five to better serve students.

five

M ORRIS

Conestoga Students Inc.’s (CSI)

The information desk in the student office, formerly known as the director’s

Sanctuary, will a.m.

10

located

office,

to

3

week per

than three hours per

the

in

.

now be open from p.m., Monday to

hours per week for CSI.

“We have simply made service for students who have

Friday.

The increase was approved at CSI board meeting held on Sept.

per-

questions...”

Justin Falconer,

the

CSI president

28.

Justin Falconer, president of CSI,

were improved

said in an e-mail that hours

extended

to

offer

an

have simply made service a

greater priority for students

who

have questions while they arc in and around the Sanctuary," he said.

A

schedule will be established to

ensure there staff

member

is

always

at least

one

available to help stu

the

details

Falconer said the five-hour block is

shared amongst

nine executive and student directors.

"This means that if we share (the time) equally it accounts to less

of

feedback

any

received to be shared with the rest

of the board. Falconer said CSI

may

tell

their opinion or concern,

however,

they will not seek out

12 direc-

all

he said, "This enables all directors to know more about stu tors,"

dent dialogues as

it

is

the director's journal.”

recorded in

calm but see yourself as a “wreck.”

positive mental rehearsal techniques; and 3) practicing then in situations with graduated levels of risk.

in

low-risk situations

and

your potential to perform as an employee If your course work, your well being, or are affected, it is time to do something about it. Remember, avoidance actually increases anxiety!

The 1)

2)

3)

following resources are available to you at the college: Speaking Anxiety group in the Student Services Office.

Inquire about a Public

Speaking option of the Anxiety and Personal Performance course (offered as an elective in the Winter semester). Read the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Bourne (available at the LRC on the in shelf and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice Enroll in the Public

,

front of friends, family or

opinions and concerns of students.

one director

is fairly

These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most common approach anxieties: public speaking anxiety. It can be overcome using a planful and relaxation thoughts; negative altering and 2) involving: 1) recognizing

expects an

improved and transparent process for the board as a whole to hear the “Students

dents.

across five days

Directors will also begin to solicfeedback from students and

maintain journals that will include

service to students.

“We

it

make a

speech. •

doing presentations. Let others in your group “carry” the presentation. Fear “making a fool of yourself” in front of teachers or peers.

By JANET

is

28.

4)

Make an appointment

classmates.

with a counsellor

in

Student Services.

A Message from Student Services Visit

our website httpJ/www. conestogac. on ca/iso/stserv/mdex. jsp .

for

Oct. 28.

Feel extreme anxiety when thinking about doing a presentation. before, Find your palms sweat, your legs shake or your heart beats wildly

service

and must be completed and returned by

Bursary forms are available at the OSAP office, Student Services,

scrutiny.

But,

office

urgent need fund, he or she cannot access the CCSAF as well, or the

mentation required, and the application

tax deductible."

Matresky

a

If

student's resources are greater than

ple,

issue because

January to receive the bursary. They must also have proof of citizenship or residency within the Ontario for the last 12 consecutive

He

the student

be held for seven to eight business days, before they are sent out to the

than $500 are taxable, but said, “lor most students it probably isn’t an

in

think

that.”

the same.

He added

Students must be enrolled at the college and continue to be enrolled

in a

we

which can be picked up with proper identification. Cheques will only

applicant's address.

the bursary fund.

if

1

get a bursary.

going

fund." he

month. it should be $300 per month you should be spending on food, and you put $900 per month down, we’re likely going to come back and question you on “So,

their costs, then they

ple."

cial

the

exam-

you'd get $500, lor

it

spending

system to evaluate students' appli-

answer the questions on the form, and then gives them a certain number of points for each answer. "In the end, the points would

Assistance Fund

does have guidelines for a student should be

months.

that hap-

>nts

for selecte

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Intersection needs crosswalk By MELISSA Residents

at

website

HANCOCK

new

gets

home in new set of

a retirement

are hoping a

Cambridge

College’s

lights or a crosswalk will be considered after a crash in the early

addition

evening of Oct. I. Riverview Terrace, the retirement home at 650 Eagle St. N. is home

By MIKE

Willh Gloss, an elderly man who was hit while crossing the road on his electric wheelchair by a small

BORS

to

Conestoga College has a new

pick-up truck making a left-hand

website designed lo inform students aboul degree completion

turn.

opportunities.

He

The site was developed after program co-ordinators and col-

died later in hospital.

Police say

alcohol

were not factors

in the crash.

The

dent forums, pointed out a gap

driving west, directly into the setting sun,

which would have made

it

has not been determined

whether

it

was

a contributing factor

(Photo by Melissa Hancock)

in the accident.

“With

all

been to get lights or a crosswalk installed at Residents of Riverview Terrace say two attempts have They were turned down both times. A es Cambridge. in the intersection of Eagle and Laurel streets road Oct. 1 He died later in hospital. the cross to trying ident of the retirement home was hit after

the seniors’

.

buildings you would think

there should be a cross-

walk or set

of lights.”

Bob Hartick, resident of

passengers in the pick-up truck. Olaf Heinzel, public affairs coordinator for the Waterloo Regional Police Service, said the driver of

pedestrians and drivers.

home

“With all the seniors’ buildings you would think there should be a crosswalk or set of lights. he said.

the

pick-up truck was from hospital without injuries.

Robert Ball, 80, also a resident at the home, said in the seven years

turned

Bob Hartick, 73, a resident at the retirement home, said Closs had

he's lived there, this

released

the

Riverview Terrace “This doesn't look good,” said Mike Stotts, a traffic and collision analyst for the Waterloo regional police. Stotts said

was also There were no

the driver

taken to hospital.

Part-Time

communication between

in

stu-

dents and the choices available to them after their time at

it

difficult to see the road, but police

say

counsellors, through stu-

lege

pick-up truck was

of the

driver

and speed

Lou Gehrig's

disease which

is

he was in the wheelchair. He also said he doesn’t

why

know

precautions aren't taken to ensure the safety of

why

better

safety

was

the

first

less than a

block away from have tried

retirement home,

twice to get the city to put up a set of lights or a crosswalk, but were

down

He

both times.

said

a “shame,” but added he’s sure this incident will finally be the reait’s

a cross-

accident he's seen on the corner

son for the town to

outside the home. “It’s been overdue,” he said. Ball said he, along with other res-

walk system. “We need one here bad.” Ball said. “It’s a busy street here and it's

idents and neighbours in the surrounding area, including a nursing

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Conestoga. It is considered a joint venture between student development at the college

and academics.

project started over a year

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ago with meetings around articulation agreements, which are agreements between Conestoga and universities which state

many

how

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such as

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more courses

to happen.”

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will

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a student

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site.

“1

would put

this as the best

site in the entire college,’

said

Carol Gregory, director of

stu-

development. “It's very thorough and very user triend-

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lencc lence.

Montreal

The

ideas regarding

financial

assistance

members were

year,

the

told.

this

The

connected with the school s health and safety department which is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and is

Universities.

Joan Magazine, the group's president and a Student Services’ counsellor, said they get a small portion of that larger grant, about $3,000. However, in order for the group to leceive that

money

they must

promote anti-violence which is what the majority of their campaigns are about. “We can do whatever else please,’’

Magazine

money used

said,

we

adding that

for events such as their

annual dinner

is

generated through

fundraising.

We

don t use government money to buy our food.” The group, now in its 1th year, 1

holds various activities including a writing contests and poster contests and brings in guest speakers, a] l

piomoting female independself-esteem and anti-vio-

ence,

s

women

at the

killed

Other items of discussion were possibility of a Women’s Resource Centre, an Alumni Hall the

Fame, a Legends and Leaders on

of

breakfast, creating a web page the school’s website and

student

involvement within the group. “We’d love to have students on the committee,” Magazine said.

She added are

that although students

more than welcome

there

is

-

to attend,

always a concern with

whether they will show up. Joy Tomasevic, a learning

strate-

gist for

Student Services, said she has made previous presentations at student residence but said the

numbers were not always “Attendance she said.

is

Members from

found on the system’s scratch

Woman

file

K:\Full TimeVfuliaB.

scheduled

for Oct. 21 in the cafeteria. All are to attend.

welcome

photocopying

is

15

provides

your presen-

Bind your report for sub-

Make some

overheads for an upcoming seminar?

you are is

a student and

school

Conestoga Students

your

related, Inc.

(CSI)

can help.

Take a stroll down to Room 1B21 and check out the many free services

CSI

offers in their

self-service area.

lege

who

attended

Women

a

ing,

laminating,

binding

and

printing overheads in both colour and black and white. Students can also use the fax

machine for incoming and outgoing faxes at no charge. Janie Renwick, CSI office manager, said black and white

in

Technology and Trades (W.I.T.T) presentation

received

advice from other

excellent

women who have

successfully met the challenges of the workplace.

per

“The reason we don’t offer black and white for free is

Sept. 28

presentation

and addition

held

the

on

to receiving

great advice, they got to

meet other

female students in their program and ask the presenters questions.

The guest speakers, who each five-minute presentations about their life as a female, in the world of technology and trades, included Nicole LeClair, a welding tech

Pam

graduate,

Bunker,

architecture-construction

ing

technology

Norris,

a

graduate,

civil

an

engineerJodi

graduate,

and Philomena Bonis, a teacher and aspiring astronaut.

My

goal

is

a

NASA

Bonis applied to for a job as a space education specialist. Her application was accepted but. because she's not an American citizen, she did not get the job. "It's one of many things on my list of accomplishments,” said Bonis, "I

was

to see the Earth with

my

still

very pleased to

at least

have

application accepted.”

After the presenters finished their _ five-minute presentations, students had time to walk around and converse with each other, the presenters or staff.

The event was organized by Julia Biedermann, the chair of engineering' and information technology.

\

Other organizers included Shawna

“We thought since the beginning of September that things week we had

include

my own eyes,” said Bonis, a Grade 3^8 teacher at Queensmount Public School in Kitchener. “It doesn’t matter what I have to do to get there, but that is my goaf"

gave

intro-

and

McCormick)

with useful advice

said the response to the free services has been over-

bit

Tiffar>y

Members

Renwick

whelming since they were duced last year.

by

because students would come down and copy textbooks,” she said, “and we’d go broke.”

would slow down a

Students can enjoy scanning, colour printing and photocopy-

(Photo

mot

women

Female students in the technology and trades programs at the col-

copy. to laminate

m

woman: presentation

to

By TGMKALBFLEISCH

cents

Grn.

-

More information on the Women’s Resource Group can be

is

Women’s Resource Leanne Holland of the

the best.

always an issue,”

The next meeting

left:

hour-long

By JANET MORRIS

If

messaoe W

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in

About 36 students attended

project

— Page 9

“We try to do something to promote anti-violence to remember that event,” Magazine said.

and printing overheads

tation?

2005

,

by

Ecole Polytechnique

Free services include scanning, photocopying, laminating, binding

mission?

1 1

University of

CSI offers students a helping hand

Need

October

1989.

group receives will not change

group

brance of the 14

activities.

>

Annually on Dec. 6 the group omotes an activity in remem-

ing events and

pi

C

7

Marc Lepine

new

anti-violence

t

MCCORMICK

The Women’s Resource Group held its first meeting Sept. 30 to discuss financial updates, upcomgroup

SP0KE

Bernard,

a

member

of Student

Services, and Jane Carr, a professor in technology.

last

minimum of 300 come through,”

students per day she said.

W.I.T.T. usually holds only one presentation a year, but, if female

In case students need help while using the services there is always a staff member around to

technology and trades students would like another opportunity to be able to see each other outside

assist

CSI

the classroom and get advice from

them.

looking to expand services to include selling bus tickets in January if not sooner.

women who

is

Tom Kalbfleisc, Jane Carr, a technology professor, shows her enthusiasm at the Women in Technology and Trades meeting on Sept. 28. (Photo by

have met the chal-

lenge of the workplace, then a second presentation may be held sometime in the next term.

Last year, a

new

pacemaker implant saved Max’s life. \ ow :

he

am

spend more time with

his grandfather.

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Page 10

1 1

,

Feature

2005

good heart and a great attitude

A

He would always

stop him.

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“Everyone was very supportive;

us

tell

everything was great even

that

Coldham wants you

.D.

J

And

your organ donor card.

he

get in

has a good reason why.

The

9-ycar-old athlete

1

organ donation saved his

life

when

J.D.,

now

a

was bigger than

“Up

day

didn't take

plant)

1

when

they told

sports

as

I

wanted

mindset right after the trans-

to get out of hospital as

plant

was

see

up and

myself so

bilitating

well as a very

to get

1

school. That

“It

start reha-

gotten used to great

goal for the

his heart

me

other side, that with their organs they

could save

one person can save up

always really

s

people that I’ve

E&s iiiipy

someone who needs to receive an organ." J.D. said. “And you shouldn’t always assume the’

position of

s his good health

worst, but there's always an in case

$§m

.

factor, in

mm

to stop playing

it

was

80 or 90, but you should

He

and without donors, these people .

;

o

;

he was 17 J.D. was admit-

transplantation. This

the news: a

signed donor card, a person’s family-

three

weeks a very short period of

Dave and Janine were also with him

J.D.'s parents,

Coldham,

through the whole ordeal. Janine

time.

“The average wait time between

said she felt a sense of calm during

for receiv-

the transplant because J.D.

months

six

and one year for most people on our

who works

it

in the

multi-organ transplant program

at

wanted

and wanted to get back to his

life.

the transplant, seeing J.D.

transplanted quickly and this usually

ICU with

and waiting

hospital

in

transplant. This

was

very

for

ill

their

J.D.'s case, as

he was quite sick with his heart

fail-

ure.”

into the surgery, J.D. said

Going the

said Janine.

“They were

They

really

professional

me

the pre-trans-

told

about

it.

plant

and post-transplant pros and

Dave

more

We

they

seemed

great people and they

they were doing.

I

like

at ease.

after

started to feel

supported each

back

was

Tillsonburg that

3,

school

to

fall,

2003 and

only missing

about a month of his Grade

really

knew what

in

1

2 year.

“After the transplant they stress on

you to get back

to

what you used

be like before you got

to

sick, that’s

your main goal, to just keep on

and

going

how you were

live

made

transplant

was going

“He was going

clear the

through the

was going

He

said

Mount

London, where

to succeed.

to get

surgery and nothing

it

to

three

months

became

like a

women want

ing like a

woman.

now. I

was

I'll

probably die

in

30

and

just

it's

stop J.D.

lie

after

St.

Joseph’s

in

recuperated lor the

transplant,

second home.

“Grant had an old picture of himself with

long to

hair,

1970s moustache and

a

and

I

took

Black’s and got

it

one day, went it

copied and

started putting his picture

up

all

over

the doors in the transplant clinic.”

Now For

a printable

Network

You

organ donor card

visit the

Iridium. Gilt ol Life

didn’t

at litip://giftoflil'e.on.ca

can donate your heart, liver, kidneys, pancreas, lungs, stom-

ach, corneas, small bowel, heart valves,

bone marrow and

skin.

The oldest Canadian tissue donor was 102 and the oldest organ donor was over 90.

others.

now and

tell

his

job

a

at

at the radio station

was

a

and

gave

me

the opportunity to

my listeners how much the trans-

I still

had to go through

I

it

again,

might,” he said.

I

Eventually J.D. will need another but even that doesn’t

new

heart,

seem

to bother him.

“I look at the brighter side, like

maybe

they

next time

in

have a

11

me and

I’ll

never have to get another (trans-

of mind has a

think

I

lot to

do

with your recovery.”

the

is

now

same

looking ahead.

He

has

concerns as any college

freshman. J.D. said his roommate a great guy

is

bogged down

and he’s

with homework.

Like any concerned

mom.

Janine

had advanced,

said she worries about J.D.'s safety,

how well J.D. was progressing and why we all should be donors.

but admits as a police officer he can

plant

organization

Dave

message

said he found his

was reaching

a

huge audience.

on the

When

with a clip to

update listeners on J.D.'s heart trans-

got

air

plant, the reaction

“The moment

was immediate.

the

first

news

clip

help others.

The bottom

line

is

people need

to

sign their donor cards. J.D. said,

and

having an optimistic attitude

cru-

cial to living a

good

litc.

is

even when

a person gets sick.

“If you're ever

on

the

down

side

you're alone, you

and you

articles writ-

hit the airwaves on the 12 o'clock news, the horns started blowing

have

to look at the positive side." he

many

from passing cars out in front ol

said.

“Don't beat yourself up

(our) house. That’s one

ever act sick."

talks frequently at schools,

ten about him.

plant. If

J.D.

said he

and has had numerous

close to and

friends as before the trans-

same

your

The young man who

know anything about organ sick now

still

who

have the

word out about organ

Dave

donation before he got

I’m

have so many new friends

can’t gel really angry.

to help

is

his trans-

state

on a mission

J.D.

from

“You

own way

catalyst for myself, J.D.

“It

arising

experience the

plant) again,” J.D. said confidently.

the organ donation program," said

Dave.

his

in

of

through

“Working huge

at.

said

machine they can put

Tillsonburg radio station. •

something you have to laugh in a hospital didn’t

donation,

I’ll

was

It

adding

hilarious,” J.D. said,

getting the

17 and I’ve

years.

have a second chance

J.D.'s father has his

start act-

got a 40-year-old’s heart

t

in that regard, but he

I’m more grateful for everything.”

know

I’ll

hasn

life

doe$ have a new perspective. “I

“I’ve got a girl’s heart;

from horsing around.

before,” said J.D.

them.”

But

loves, play-

his

said

changed much

the jokes he and

some of

He

friends.

serious as the topic of organ

Being

and he will take immuno-sup-

he’s back doing what he

it.”

plant outweigh the bad.

can be considered a

reject his heart.

to donate organs.

so important to talk

it is

good things

I

has to watch what he

He

body doesn’t

Fisher shared.

what

J.D.

ing sports and hanging out with his

repeated

July

just

see them,”

I

why

is

about

pressants for the rest of his life so his

in the

J.D. has the best attitude.”

The surgery was

eats,

attitudes,”

had such optimistic

It s

That

lot

and a

“I

success.

J.D. said.

As

to the events,

must give consent

said.

J.D.’s story

had such a

donation can be, J.D. laughed as he

put a lot ol trust in

Fisher said J.D.

I

and surgeons and everyone clinic

he

because the doctors

attitude,

of people

go

thank them every time

That’s part of the reason

good

who have had

lot

a really great time to see them,

a great relationship.

It’s

A

of the nurses and doctors go.

already high spirits up.

other on.

close with through the hos-

transplants

and kept his

other before and after the operation.

cons,” he said. “After meeting the

doctors,

disappeared,’

“As time passed

the transplant,

J.D.

the pressure off.

a pink colour to his skin.

The ashen grey had

information the doctors gave

him took some of

lot easier to deal with,

become pital.

the situation a

made

laughing like crazy just egging each

“There are cases where people are

is

at the hospital

Somehow I knew

ing and worrying.

in the

the person

formed a special bond with Grant Fisher, and said joking around J.D.

“We’d get going and would be

things were going to be fine after

when

next few months.”

“Dave was very nervous and pac-

London’s Health Sciences Centre.

occurs

not

your wishes to donate. Even with a

Grant Fisher, said he considers

said Fisher,

it is

card but to talk to your family about

nator.

list,”

why

list,

J.D.'s transplant recipient co-ordi-

is

is

donor

heart had been found.

ing a heart

an example of

only important to sign your donor

After only three weeks on the J.D.

lives they

will die,” Fisher

what can be accomplished with

for a heart transplant.

was given

and many

to

said. “J.D.’s story is

London Health Sciences

Centre and he was put on the waiting

be able to lead the

will not

want

ted to the

is

facts.

Canada,

in

waiting for transplants

not a big worry to

still

personal. experience

“There arc thousands of people

and

him.

list

sign

still

backed up with a plethora of

attending school, and his heart con-

was

own

J.D.’s

because he

getting too tired too quickly.

When

you’ll live until you’re

Maybe

you.

and J.D. even-

serious,

said he kept going to parties

dition

case something happens to

your donor card.”

tually quit playing sports

was

to put yourself in the

“You have

J.D. said.

But

to eight lives

with organ donation and 50 lives

finished (the season) olf.

I

lives.

According to healthyontario.com,

I’ve

9

!

Even

seriously.

it

It

But

die.

with tissue donation.

(had the trans-

I

it.

see the

to

But

to everyone.

when you

he said people have to consider the

on stage

scary, getting

was very

and talking

can get home,

my

was

out of your body

for donating.

them

families to thank

friends and get back to

my

loves to

groups of organ donors and their

to

there,” he said.

was fun

it

hard

that it’s

to accept having your organs taken

attend the events, including speaking

to stay there,

“My

1

He

much

now

can sometimes be grim,

speak-

at his first

ing engagement, but

up and go,

to get

was ready

just to prove to us that he

determined young man."

at

1

because

“The thing was, he

He was nervous

should have been.

it

until the

it

as

he was telling the

itive in his attitude as

first-

diagnosed with left ventricular

cardiomyopathy, meaning

said.

if

gery

soon as he could. J.D. was both pos-

years old.

15

he

was going

heart

year police foundations student

Conestoga, was

order to see

would do

two years ago.

started

It all

new

after a

so

pointed out organ donation

J.D.

cards.

at the hospital

of friends

hits

at St. Joseph’s. After the sur-

and

we would make him up and walk or make him laugh in pain,

truth,”

dedicat-

is

message about

ed to spreading the

was

was

to sign

made

he

il

that really stands out.”

moments

organ donation and sign their donor

I

I

He wants

churches

as

people as possible to be aware ol

ot

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News

SPOKE, October

Kitchener Market a blend of old By

ADAM BLACK

Saturday to

“We

1830s.

things have changed since

beef, pork and chicken, bacon, cold

1

and diversity keep people coming back year after

quality, service

year.

dates back to the

The market Mennonite

settlers

in

the

first

those times.

cuts,

after

The market has grown opening its new home on

pasta

King

Street,

between Cedar and streets in 2004. It. has

Ebony become more the

diverse as well since

Mennonite days.

You can

find vendors from differ-

ent ethnic backgrounds trying to

share a

little

many

plus

piece of their culture,

locals trying to

promote

their products as well.

Vendors have their own

little

story about their history at the mar-

ket and products.

,

2005

— Page 11

and new

product.

4 a.m. to set up and we usually don’t leave the p.m.” said until market 4 Witteveen. “With a 12-hour day we pretty much give up our Friday night and Saturday personal lives. But we do it for the money.” Witteveen Meats has a large verity to choose from. They sell fresh

For more than 30 years people the to flocking have been The great Kitchener Market.

Many

sell their

1 1

arrive here at

smoked meats and prepared dishes

and stand by

their

products and service.

One at the

of the longest running stands market. Bast Cheese Co., has

been a member since 1920. Its products range from domestic and imported cheeses, to butter, milk and sour creams. Sharon Hammer of Bast Cheese said what keeps people coming

good quality products and the service, which seems to be a recurring theme at back to

their stand is

People have been vegetables,

fruit,

visiting the

Kitchener Market for more than 130 years to buy meat, fowl, roots,

dairy products, herbs, fish

and

flowers.

the market.

“The

love for the

people

“It's in the

and the market has kept us going for 80 years.” Sharon Hammer, Bast Cheese Co. vendor

organic, pesticide-free sweet potatoes at the market for

now.

By being

two years

a vendor she hopes

to educate people on the benefits of foods grown with no pesticides. There is nutritional information

and even a few redipes for different sweet potato dishes available at the stand. Proracki had nothing but praise for her surroundings.

“This market is very' vibrant, it lot of energy” she said. “It’s

has a

consistent

all

year round."

Victor Wittevean has been selling his verity of meats for 15

He said what keeps customers coming back week alter week to his stand is the quality of

years.

his product

and the service he and

his staff provide.

He give

explained he and his staff up their Friday night and

Hammer.

for the people

Photos by

Adam

Black

years.”

Doug Eche of Doug's Honey is a who has been “keeping"

beekeeper

his stand at the Kitchener

He

Market

market is a great way for people to meet the producer and get the story behind

for six years.

Judi Proracki has been selling her

blood,” said

and the market has kept us going for 80

“The love

feels the

the product.

Eche said he keeps coming back after week to promote his

week

Doug Eche, a beekeeper, has been a vendor at the Kitchener Market for six years. He says he likes to tell the story of his product to the people interested

in

buying

who

are

it.

product and to talk to the people who seem so interested about

knowing the story. “The market has brought out

a lot

of things I didn’t know about myself,” he said. “Like the ability to sell and be social.” Everyone has their own little story about

why

and are not afraid

they’re a vendor, to talk about

it.

open from 0 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on

The Kitchener market

is

1

The farmer's market is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays from June until October and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.

McDonald of Witteveen Meats shows off his products on an early Saturday morning. Witteveen Meats has been a

Clark

on Saturdays year round.

member Market

a vendor at the two years, has lots information on her organic

Juli Proracki,

market of

for

sweet potatoes.

(Photo by Lee Evans)

Sign of the season ripening grapes indicate fall has arrived, but the current temperatures feel more like summer. Grapes are able to thrive difficult in warm weather, but extreme differences could make it to harvest them for Canadian delicacies such as ice wine.

These

of the Kitchener

for

1

5 years.


— SPOKE, October

Page 12

1 1

Program TARA RICKER

By

health

in

care these days.

Beginning

of 2006, a dietetic technician program, a firstOntario but offered

fall

program

of-a-kind

'

the

in

only

not

Conestoga College. lot of great opportuni-

at

“There’s a

come along with being

ties that

the

number

college

I

and being

the seventh year in a row, the

rated

Ontario for

in

college to offer a unique

first

program

like this

is

one of

definitely

them.” said Bill Jeffrey, associate

of health sciences,

vice-president

community nology

services and bio tech-

Conestoga College. Talk of the program first came at

about after the Clinical

Leaders Action Group

group of

(CNLAG),

to

a

from

dietetic technicians

came

Ontario,

Nutrition

Conestoga College

looking for help.

which Conestoga

work

in

homes

schools, retirement

and nursing homes.

Schmeltzer said hospitals have had a dietetic role for years but have had to provide on-the-job training,

be

which lakes a

Many changes have already made in elementary and

been

schools, from what students are

now

“Current staff possess a lack of skill to

new evolving

role

graduates rent

move

who

technician

diet

into the

fill

roles,

perform

still

make

an adequate level," she

at

said.

Schmeltzer said the long-term goal students

who

perform as a

is

to

are able to completely

seeking a career

train individuals to

be

are interested

and we want happy with their job.” Some of the tasks and responsibil-

them

to be

of a dietetic technician include

planning and intake

supplements,

it’s

great that

offering a pro-

in

in health care,

nutrition

and

who

health.

an understanding of food services.

implementing food

records,

is

The program will allow students to develop a firm foundation in patient education and clinical nutrition with

technicians

dietetic

ities

healthier choices

gram like this." The new dietetic technician program is most likely to attract people

have graduate

dietetic technician.

“We want to

high

school cafeterias to

in

Conestoga College

of the program

said.

what’s being placed in vending machines within the schools, said Rucha. "With today’s society trying to

cur-

require on-the-job training to be able to

to

the

in

and schools,” she

offered to cat

and university

in nutrition,

going

demand

future for dietetic technicians are

resources.

knowledge and

that arc

the highest

in

health care

money and

of

lot

“The two areas

The program dents

with

will also prepare stu-

develop more

changes, food preferences, monitor-

attitudes

knowledge, skills, and necessary judgment to

effective and standardized education

ing food intake, patient’s compliance of meals and collaborating with

perform

their role as a dietetic tech-

“There

is a.

need

to

and training systems as the practice of dietitians is evolving,” said Janice Schmeltzer. -

kind

its

College took a step further by developing a program.

in

of Canada, will be

all

of

first

dietetic technician,

Conestoga College is having no problem keeping up with the everchanging advancements

News

2005

,

a professional

health

leader at St. Joseph’s Health Care

Centre

in

Toronto.

Schmeltzer led a sub group of in developing the role of a

New

Dietetic technicians are not just

is scheduled to start and a part-time version,

fall

to working in hospitals, Bonnie Rucha, a dietetic technician at Grand River Hospital in

which will allow those currentlyworking as dietary aides to obtain a

Kitchener. Dietetic technicians also

in

limited

students

office administration skills lab

may have been

designed to help students gain practical

dietetic technician

no

at

cost.

diploma,

(Photo by Tara Ricker)

Bonnie Rucha, a dietetic technician at Grand River Hospital, said two areas that are going to need a lot of dietetic technicians in the future are health care and schools. experience.

starts

January 2006.

office

prayers.

section

administration

manager of

new

ty a lot.

processed by

print labs), they are just

she thinks

lab, said

it

The

“Instead of standing in line (at the

going

to

office

information

administration

technology

services (ITSS) programs

Rucha has 33

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Sept. 27 but the lab was not open for business until Oct. 3,

to

years’

linked to

desktop publishing necessary in order to

course and is complete the class. “Although you have

do

to

it

in

order to get a certain percentage on a grade,

it’s

for experience

and

for

is

the students’ benefit," said Rouleau.

lab are:

to

weeks of school. Schedules be set up for the students, the room was put together and decorated

The students

and

all

their

tion,

of the office supplies were

in the lab is

students’

giving the students a week of prep time before the heavy work began.

had

three

The time the

work put

support

worked

prepare for the open-

in to

“There was definitely a lot of into it,” said Rouleau.

and

open the lab and Rouleau said there was no shortage of work in the first

skills

will help facul-

brought ing.

she said.

student and

the

The new lab. located in 2D 18. is a place where faculty members at Conestoga can take work to be and second-year

walk in here and well have eight computers on the go at all times,”

work on a wide variety of projects, from personal material to slide shows faculty may want for a class. Joanne Rouleau, a second-year students will

workplace experience, but it may also be the answer to many faculty’s

first-

next

lab will help students gain office experience

MEG HAN KR E LLER

business

The program

a dietitian.

The

The

the

nician.

said

CNLAG

By

diet

on an hourly rotain order for everyone to get time in for the week. are

Hours of operation for the

Monday

skills

Thursday. 8:30

to

a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:30

a.m. to

:30 p.m.

1

Ontario government wants to promote apprenticeships By

JON MOLSON

Haldimand and

What’s one way to belter

this

province? According to the Ontario

government, investment

by making an

is

it

apprenticeship train-

in

ing.

Premier Dalton McGuinty’s government is investing more than $1

in

up

to

The programs 40 weeks and include

minimum

in-class training, with a

eight- week

work placement. Basicemployment preparation training

million to help fund five pre-appren-

and an emphasis towards- skills involving job and interview techniques will also be offered.

ticeship programs, in order to reach

Program participation

the

provincial

goal

of registering

26,000 apprentices by 2007-2008. “The government wants to pro-

mote apprenticeships,” said Peter communica-

Fitzpatrick, the senior

tions adviser to the Ontario minister of training, colleges and universities.

“Not only because they arc a

good career option

for young peobecause the province

ple, but also

needs a

skilled, well trained

force to ensure

its

work-

future prosperity."

The pre-apprenticeship training program, announced Sept. 22, would help around 100 at-risk youths

develop

their

apprenticeship training.

skills

in

There arc

four specific skilled trades that arc currently being offered.

They

are

brick and stonemason, construction craft worker,

~

Centre

Penetanguishene. will run

cook

assistant

and gen-

oral carpenter,

There arc located

in the

the remaining

five

projects;

three

Toronto area, while

two are

in

Dunnvillc-

those

eligible.

free

is

for

youth

At-risk

who

include people

secondary school without graduating or face other obstacles

left

government

mitted to increasing the

new

comnumber of

apprentices. a

workforce arc the competiedge of the 21st century,” he

skilled tive

said.

young people

Implemented

I

the oppor-

the

Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit in hopes of encouraging more

employers to hire and

train

appren-

tices.

I

an announcement of the

said.

increase completion

rates.

strive to

The

complement

the

committees.

There

ing bonus for supporting training and employment for youth who have left school, but require some

agenda has been

of

become

for

a

finalized.

said

in life.

current skilled workers will

recent

apprenticeship training,

reaching

He

is

an action group, consisting of training apprentices. tions

pri-

participants in the system of

community trainers.

These posi-

employers,

labour,

leaders, educators and This group will be count-

will

upgrade their

allow students

skills

to

so they can qual-

to get into apprenticeship pro-

grams.

“They are not apprenticeship pro-

is

link all the various

groups involved helping people find work or train-

“Once

established

call

to

in

the next year,

make one

be connected with

all

the

resources they need.” he said. Fitzpatrick

is

pleased with public

reaction so far towards this

program

initiative.

"The public reaction has been very

"Them is an understanding that to help at-risk

we expect they will lead apprenticeship programs,”

youths, the best thing to

do is provide them with opportunities for a job and meaningful Work." People who are interested

in taking part in the pre-apprenticeship

training

program

to

JobGrow

hotline at

Fitzpatrick said.

no advertising budget, but Fitzpatrick added promotion for the five programs would be is

government

process of setting up a "one-

grams. but

There

line

favourable," he said.

said these pre-apprenticeship

programs

also in the process of establishing

career.”

to expand,” he said. “A chamber of commerce study

(M).OOO skilled trades workers over

ify

The provincial government

include

con-

the next 15 years.”

Increased funding for in-class

struggle in a traditional school setting to establish themselves in a

is

projected there will be a need for 1

1

people will only have to

opportunity to obtain a college diploma while being trained as an apprentice, to 18 colleges and ,000 spaces.

own -888-jobgrow

Fitzpatrick said the in the

ing.

need for skilled workand giving young people an

fulfilling a

tinuing

its

for career help.”

by

be retiring and the economy

who

also has

ers

“Many

promoting these programs,” “The Ontario government

stop" job training system that will

apprenticeship

co-op diploma apprenticeship program, which gives students the

mary

said.

to

the delivery of the

“These pre-apprenticeship training programs will help young people

he

meeting

October, but no date or

Fitzpatrick

opportunity

Expanded

is

help people find jobs or get training will be

apprentice-

ship. I

in

hopes of attracting media

in

“Local job centres, communitygroups and other organizations that

in

academic upgrading eligible

scheduled

made

attention.

positions help benefit the province

2007.

he

and

Apprenticeship Training Scholarship and an employer-sign-

“Having a direction in life fosters hope for the future and the sense of self-worth that comes from consociety,”

to Consider apprentices

the industry advisory-

$1 1.7 million each year by 2006-

to

The action group will also encourage more individuals and businesses

action group will

Made

tunity to succeed.

tributing

ed on to identify successful apprenticeship programs and proper support methods.

work done by

1

Bentley helievcs these positions will give

growth of apprenthe government

has done the following:

is

"The brains and know-how of

the

ticeship training,

form

in life.

Chris Bentley, minister of training, colleges and universities, said the provincial

To support

the Central North

Correctional

or 416-326-5656

can 1

call

the

-888-jobgrow,

in the Toronto any details regarding the different types of services and programs available.

area, for


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SPOKE, October

Fourteen-year-olds can By LEE EVANS

the complainant, nor

with

Anne

plainant in any

McLetlan to request the federal government raise the age of con-

than a five-year age difference, then it would not be a criminal

sent to 16.

act.

is

Children who are 14 years old can still consent to sex with an

amendment Criminal Code was overin the House of Commons

adult after a proposed the

to

turned

Sept. 28.

Conservative

MP

Rick Casson

introduced a private member's age of consent from 14 bill

to raise the

to 16 to protect children

from sexu-

our country,” said Casson, “an adult can have sex with a 14year-old and it is not against the “In

law.” Bill Cl 3 was overturned 167 to 99 by members who felt the proposed change would criminalize sexual activity between teens.

Irwin

Cotier

referred to such activity as

“puppy

minister

Justice

a complainant

who

want

to criminalize inno-

the complainant.

nal offence

was 18 years or

unless the accused took

all

older,

reason-

given consent Furthermore, under threat, coercion or while the complainant is under the influence

of drugs

alcohol

or

is

not

Sexual

part with another

body

part or

with an object, or invitation to sexual touching with a'person younger guilty of an indictable

is

offence and can be punishable by a

sentence of up to 10 years. same charges the

no need for this type of bill.” Coder was apparently unaware of his accidental play on

involving a complainant between the ages of 14 to 18 years of age

words.

to five years.

Cotier stated he

feels

children

sent

is

not a defence

activity takes place with

if

sexual

someone

under the age of 14 unless the accused is 12 years or more of age, but still under the age of 16; is

less than

two years older than

»

However,

would earn a

What

lesser jail term of

exactly

up

consent? The

is

legal definition is voluntary agree-

ment of

the complainant to engage

The age of consent

different; participants

18,

but that

year-old

a

would be breaking the

In

Sexual activity is an adult activity with adult consequences, including disease and pregnancy.”

from

In a discussion

research showed

that, in

United States,

state

to

it

sex,

you must be 18

to legally con-

sent.

Bea Salmond, a 70-year-old grandmother from B.C. thinks the confusion

in

laws

is

why

getting their priorities all

supported

is

messed

“It

should be 16 or more,” she age of con-

said, referring to the

W'indsor.

he stated

year

like to see the

18-

“near-age-defence” clause included with any amendments to the cur-

law.

rent legislation.

later,

late,

the police told her

The group is trying to get the government to raise the age of consent to 16, as they feel a 16-yearold is more mature and not as easily

manipulated. “Fourteen-year-olds shouldn't be

having sex anyway,” said Ashley Robertson, a 14-year-old Grade 9 student at Cameron Heights high school in Kitchener.

“What

if

someone

gets pregnant,"

she said, “you don't even have a social insurance number yet.” would be hard balancing It a

job

Robertson

said.

school,

and

child

care.

“My mother would just kill me!” she replied when asked about the possibility of having sexher age.

at

“I’ve been taught differently, and

most of

they would stop messing about and

Robertson

do something constructive. “I’m glad I do not have kids now,” she said, “I would be in the

n’t.”

booby hatch.” Dianne Sowden, of Coquitlam, B.C., founded a lobby group called

was was

it

as the age of consent

As far as MPs voting the bill down, Salmond said she wishes sent.

this country.”

Comartin would

kids are

up.

by-

NDP

Joe Comartin, a lawyer and

varies

Sixteen-year-

state.

the

consent would criminalize the sexual explorations of a great deal of

member from

the

her

in

average age of first sexual activity is 15. Therefore, raising the age of

Canadian youth. This argument

New

and Alabama, you must be 17 to consent to sex in New York or in surprisingly, and Texas California, the land of silicone and

paper released

Canada

Israel,'

olds can say yes to sex in Michigan

2002 by Senator Landon Pearson, advisor on children's rights,

in Australia, the

Russia.

18.

17-year-old

would mean an

kissing

in

Norway, Holland and

Zealand,

in other adult activities legally until

must be 18

Previous proposals have been to raise the age of consent to

15

Iceland,

views on sex) 16 Finland, U.K.,

to

nalize sexual conduct between consenting youth, 800,000 youth in

made

and

14.

just before the vote, "it will crimi-

years or older.

because she could not prove that her daughter was sexually active. Once her daughter was pregnant

(countries reputed for their liberal

is

for gay sex

country you are in. It is 12 inWlexico, 13 in Japan, 14 in Germany, China. Hawaii, Italy,

Coalition also supports these proposed changes. In a brochure they

“If this bill is passed,”

in the sexual activity in question.

discover the police could not help bring her errant 13-year-old home

bit,

too

age

interference, touching a

depending which

Austria

lobby support they stated, “Canadians do not vote, consume alcohol, fight wars or engage

a

That was almost 12 years ago, and she was shocked at the time to

Denmark, Sweden and France,

Family

— Page 13

with a 27-year-old man.

The ages of consent worldwide varies quite a

it.”

2005

Children of the Street Society after her 14-year-old daughter became pregnant after getting involved

Action

published

defence.

body

he pays for

if

The Canadian

doubts, don’t.

jail

and teens are adequately protected under existing laws. Currently the Criminal Code, section 150.1 which deals with sexual offences, states that con-

minister

then-justice

met

able steps to ascertain the age of

the person

cent consexual behaviour amongst teenagers and young people,” he said, “so there's

prime

the

B.C. attorney general Ujjal Dosanjh supported the proposal. “Today, an adult can have sex with girls as young as 14 years,” he said, “and it only becomes a crimi-

older? It is not a defence that the accused thought

than 14

love.” “I don’t

is the comway dependant on

the accused.

What about looks much

December 1997,

minister and attorney generals

toward

In other words, if there are any

predators.

al

In

not in a posi-

tion of trust or authority

,

have sex

still

The “close-in-age exemption” means if a couple engaging in sexual activities have no more

the complainant;

1 1

my

friends

said, “but

would agree,”

some would-

Most of her friends would not consider having sex with someone the same age, never mind older, she said, but thought it might be different for the boys.

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a student needs

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has more than 20

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is

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Bell

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your computer were to crash you

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to

years,

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which

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orM

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is

to tear things

we

don’t

understand.

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try to

maintain eye con-

or pretend not to notice?

tact,

you ask

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well

utes.

not always

may

fixed.

Tourette’s Syndrome (TS), although it affects as many as one in every 200 Canadians, is stilt one

of those things. Nearly everyone has heard of it, yet few people have

any knowledge of it beyond that gleaned from films and television.

TS

a

neurological disorder characterized by sudden, involuntary

is

movements or

called fer

tics.

from

vocalizations

Those with TS often

suf-

related

like

disorders

obsessive

compulsive

(OCD) and

attention deficit disor-

der (ADD).

disorder

The cause of TS

unknown, but

it is

of the abnormal metabolism of the neurotransmitter dopamine. Tourette’s

Syndrome

Foundation of Canada (TSFC) was formed in F976 with the goal of edu-

conceptions

cating the public in an effort to cre-

TS

ate tolerance

towards

Gord Brown,

TS

a

is

matter of seeing

their faults

One

of the

sufferers.

typically

15-

20 min-

after that

the call not be returned until the next

most that

is

Waterloo- Wellington chapter of the TSFC, said accepting someone

common

Tourette's

is

perpetuated by comedies such as

1999 film,

the

this

occurs

TS

ol

in

The

itself in

Deuce Bigalow:

ical

facial tics, twitching, or echolalia,

words and phrases. said IS can be especially difficult for children, because they

Brown

diagnosed

it

until

him.

have

wasn't diagnosed until my early 30s,” he said. “So for the longest time was like 'what the heck is wrong with me?”’

school I

made him

was

like a

a

in

my

Ibis

rSFC

at

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tape his

outbursts

“ ^ Room e

grade,

drive

3B10 on

was

a positive side to

recalled having a teacher

mouth shut to control his when lie was in the fourth

lie

said

relatively

in

those days

unknown and

TS

ty

much unheard of because

Initly

new,

he said.

“It

it was was only in

it."

Ultimately, said Brown, the key to coping with IS is to learn to be comfortable with it and develop a sense of humour about it.

often

misinterpreted as something else. In the 70s, rourette's was pret-

message the

said. You learn to deal with the symptoms and there can actually be

I

Brown

the kind of

“Our message is that Tourette's is not this big embarrassing thing,” he

room,

negative.” (Photo by Mike Bors)

is

tries to

bring to young people suffering IS. said Brown.

didn't have any friends,” he said. lie reactions would get were so

I

very specific and exception-

ball statistics.

feel isolated.

hermit

w'as classified as a neurolog-

such as painting, playing an instrument or memorizing base-

misconceptions

of others and the leasing he faced

u'as

talent,

al

I

said the

and coprolalia.

unnamed condition

condition.

“I

Brown

to involun-

of her body,

OC D and ADD. said Brown. Those suffering from such disorders are often more perceptive and usually

He

said this can be especially trying lor those that aren’t

prone parts

savant

the repeating of

later in life, like

named

1988 tilm, Rain Man, an autistic who had difficulty getting dressed but could solve complex math problems with ease. There are many positive aspects of d is inhibit ion disorders like TS,

as mild

arc teased for being different.

is

People with IS, said Brown, arc typically above average in other areas. He used the example of Dustin Hoffman’s character in the

usually manifests

ways such

it it

tics

that

known as symptom of TS, it

TS

subtler

call

thought to be merely psychological until the late 1960s. It was only after the discovery that neuroleptic drugs could be used to treat

only about three per cent

cases.

many

as well as echolalia

In the film, a charac-

a

Syndrome

woman who was tary tics in

condition,

is

to

Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist who. in 1883, described the extreme symptoms of the Marquise de Dampieire, a noble-

popular culture and

in

decided

after

common miseveryone with

is

and

Tourette’s.”

stereotype

45, president of the

While

.

irr

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down

will abruptly blurt out expletives for no reason. This

coprolalia,

when

calls

the ’60s that they really pinned

no matter how may seem.

unusual those faults T urE e people who are uncomfortable (with TS) to see more than just the tics,” he said. “Look at the person under the tics.”

is

believed to be the

result

The

TS

with

beyond

with TS randomly shouts out long strings of socially unacceptable phrases and exhibits severe tongue-related tics.

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or programs to malfunction. The AVG software is $45 to buy for two

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Sometimes students who live at the same residence will even call a

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and

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education

courses offered By JE SSICA B LUM E NTH AL

would

Conestoga College’s continuing

some new courses

education has

in

like the

new cooking courses,

such as a night in Greece, exotic Persian kebab and holiday cookies. Other new seminars' offered in

different areas of study this year.

general interest are bird carvings,

The diversity courses allow people interested in testing out new

and pottery beginning Thanksgiving and Christmas crafts. The Jin Shin Do Neck and

do so without committing

fields to

program.

to a full-time

Information technology now offers a couple of seminars on Flash, which is used to create ani'

mations for Internet use. Anatomy and physiology of the

new course

•ear is a

in health sci-

Shoulder Release technique is a new acupressure course which uses linger pressure on the neck and shoulder to release tension and stress. Many of the courses offered are

seminars

three-hour

one-day,

Most of

offered weekdays.

the

end

the

of

ences which explores the inner

courses

workings of the human auditory

September. There are also some

system.

classes

and

Managerial studies

now

offer a creative writing

course for people to

expand

professional

who

are looking

their writing skills.

This

course allows the student to choose two electives from poetry writing,

started

at

online

available

are

that

through ww'w.OntarioLearn.com, which has correspondence courses. For those people interested in taking a continuing education course, applications are accepted at

by

and

www.conestogac.on.ca

romance writing and writing short

mail. Applications for courses are

stories while exploring their poten-

accepted until the starting date of the course or until the course is

tial

as a writer.

Anyone who enjoys experiencing cultures

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For more information 748-5220 ext. 3656.

call

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Conestoga offers tuition-free program Bv VA NES SA PA R KER

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ing to search for a job, Conestoga College’s Guelph Campus offers a

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gram

their

and

research

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also teaches students

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According to Fran Painter, the program co-ordinator, even university and college graduates enroll in the program if they are unhappy

and Training.

with their current career.

program unique is that the students decide what their employment goals are. Then the program offers a variety this

to

hold a job.

“This program aids students to find a job that better suits them,”

says Painter.

of different exposures to cater to

E/TR also offers a three- week job placement that the students find

these goals.

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main components: personal management, career building and employment

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if

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vators

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Students at Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre were in for a surprise when they went to use

other damages.

the elevators on Sept. 25.

glued key

All of the buttons to “call” the ele-

vator had been glued so they could-

be pressed. Not only had this been done for both elevators, but the

n’t

buttons

most

had been vandalized on

The person responsible damage has been caught, but

floors.

for the

general

manager, John Kobylnik,

says

it

has not been decided yet

what

will

happen to the individual.

In addition to this,

room numbers

were tom off of the walls and several key slots were also glued. Video tapes will be viewed to see

the ele-

also responsible for the

is

Conference centre maintenance was called and they repaired the slots, but

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variety of short activities that can bring

about the relaxation response.

fix the elevator buttons.

The conference centre had to company to repair

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Having the elevators shut down was a huge inconvenience for students living on the upper floors of the residence. It

was

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students returning

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1 1

Feature

2005

,

new

Nuvaring a By CHANTELLE TIMPERLEY

ception.

about,

There

is

control

in

new method of birth Canada that could he

a

really

Nuvaring

contraceptive

that

once a month.

It

tre-long, c

the

is

is

first

can

be

Nuvaring change to her old

taken

that

held

of

“A

lot

of

ing

menstruation before reinserting a

it

one.

introduced in January 2005 after

tries for several years.

in It

the contraceptives

on the Canadian

market.

gist

Nancy Durand, a gynecoloat Sunnybrook and Women’s

College Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, said women prefer this

method of contraception ing

after try-

it.

"Now when

we’re discussing somebody new' going on contra-

great,

however, tak-

same

said

Alegle-Rock.

time, especially

if

“You

you’ve got

ring in during intercourse and that will hardly be noticed.

ent things.”

Nuvaring

Alegle-Rock started on Nuvaring January, when it was approved by Health Canada. She said it was something she wanted to try after she heard about it from a friend.

as that,

"J w'as

looking for another alternative because I wouldn’t always

doesn

t

seem

order to prevent ovulation. Missing pill usually will not be a problem, but chances of getting pregnant are greatly increased when missing two or more.

it

with taking the pill at the- same time every day.” she said. “Ideally, with the pill, you really should be

It

she cannot feel the ring whatsoever. Forgetting the pill means not taking in sufficient

hormone

form of contraprobably the most ideal for that age group and for students,” she said. “You don’t have to walk around with the

levels in

ception that

stress for

who

people

is

pills

Nuvaring is considered to be a convenience for university and college students because it takes their minds off needing to remember the pill every day. It alleviates more

tp be a complaint.”

definitely a

It s

one

Alegle-Rock said it has not interfered with intimacy at all. and that

6 a.m., which interfered

flexible contraceptive that is five centimetresTn^^ S Inserted b squeezing the y ring between the thumb !.' index finger and is worn by a woman for three weeks.

and

ones it.

a

she said. “About 85 per cent

women don’t feel it, and the who do don’t seem to mind °f

is

®r

People actually use diaphragms for contraception and they don’t feel the diaphragm, so it’s the same idea

in

at

that 71

that 94 per cent of the ones who were able to did not mind it. Durand said it is OK to leave the

the

at

shown

we that

per cent of males were not able to feel the ring during intercourse, and

a busy schedule and you've got different responsibilities with differ-

wake up

their

us to have something that

Studies have also

remember

wake up every day

don’t

40 counhas a 99

was

as

birth control.

knew was going to work and was going to be convenient.”

every single day was not too

cool,”

was

per cent effectiveness, and is also the lowest estrogen dose out of all

Dr.

pill

method of

we aren’t ready for she said. “I’m a newlywed and we’re not ready to have children, so that was really important

Nancy Durand,

daily and having to

it

from

that,

gynecologist “The

annoying."

married, and

once a

to

The walls of the woman's vagina then absorb the hormones and pass them into the bloodstream. After 2 days, it is removed for a week for

in

really like

it

little

to a press release

Alegle-Rock said she’s told all her it, and that two have already switched over to it. "We’re in our younger 20s, we’re newly married or engaged to be

only have

‘I

same time every a

friends about

month.”

pregnancy.

Canada

of,

remember

to

Dr.

already being available

preferred

routine.

people

the sound

in

the theft

it

women chose Nuvaring

a

is

Durand’s who said provided a positive

es a low dose of estrogen and progestin that arc needed to prevent

Nuvaring

28,

at

found

method

Oxygen Promotions, clinical studies have shown that 81 per cent of

a

is

place by the muscles of the vaginal wall, where it releas-

new

once

I

A (.voiding

only

‘I

it

Anne Alegle-Rock. patient

ring

of,

remember

to

weeks. is

sound

hormonal

inserted into the vagina for three

It

the

taking day.

month.’”

a five-ccntime-

transparent

like

have

especially beneficial to the forgetful student.

it’s an option to tell them she said. “A lot of people

birth control

or pop the patch and you don't

have

to

wear anything on vour

body, per se.”

For Alegle-Rock, she likes being able to control the contraception herself, rather than a doc-

already have

chaotic schedules.

tor.

Alegle-Rock said it is a challenge when your days are never the j uiusimic. same.

"To be able to have this kind of control over it is perfect.”

Individual self determination important MCCORMICK

By TIFFANY i/lconRMinkEquality

antee

in

, tional, working class Jewish family and was programmed to believe the ,

doesn’t guar-

itself

protection,”

according to University of Waterloo anthropolo-

gy professor Harriet Lyons.

Lyons was one of „

speakers present lecture

series

two guest

the

Perspectives, a

at

exploring cultural

issues.

The

a

partnership between Cross Cultures magazine and the Kitchener Public Library. is

ticular issue.

Sept.

19,

Barbara Pressman

Pressman, an individual couple and family therapist, spoke of s

equality and what femi-

nism means to her. Pressman was raised

in

a convcn-

in

realize

but

into

a

psychology and began

to

between men and

women

Lyons spoke 'about anthropolowho began to study sex and gender issues in the early 19th century in

Europe and of European decent America.

in socie-

ty-

Social

institutions

mould our

said.

told the audience that

men

"It’s

been a strong cultural teach-

Pressman

said.

“But

it’s

changing, thank god.” At the age of 40 Pressman finally realized she was a feminist. When asked what feminism means to her

she

said,

“a

recognition

that

has

absolutely us about the right

tell

way

to do it," Lyons said. She went on to say that no sex and gender regime is better than any other. "Most societies and cultures arc

pretty

wedded

to their

own regime

icginic

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"All societies think this,”

Lyons

said.

Lyons spoke about contemporary Canada and how the rules western civilization have come to abide by can conflict with certain Individual self determination was an issue she took into high regard,

claiming Canadians extremely important.

feel

it

is

Lyons said individual self determination is (he freedom and ability

make our own

She

said

if

beliefs of

make up

t

they discovered have as many rights

it

the groups that

the current

Canadian soci-

decisions.

she was ever asked to

under

women

She said there are many

different

that in

common.”

She was asked why ment might create laws

a

not completely protect people. 1

he

entitled

idea

that

govern-

that all

would of

citizens

all

its

are

same treatment is something relatively new in the to the

world,

According

to

dctei ruination,

should

individual "

These

be entitled

to

sell

groups

their

own

choices,’

she said, but claimed people think giving other

some

rights.

for the topic of

gender equity,

Lyons did not discuss it in the night s talk but, afterwards, said to her it means, “Men and

women

having equal chances decent

to

live

that

without

class, race and other equities, 'lender equity does not guarantee all people will have an equal chance at a decent life.

When

asked

was

people

if

she believed

a right or

wrong way

if

for

govern themselves regarding sex and marriage Lyons to

said people should be honest about their intentions.

“One should not

she said, adding it is by no means universally applied. She said people with power and privilege do not like to give it up. established

force or cajole

ideas

and beliefs die

hard and equality in guarantee protection.

itself

doesn’t

Lyons gave the example of the United Stales in the 1960s and 970s with laws that governed the hours women could work as 1

opposed

a

life.”

She pointed out

there

carries a lot of cul-

which

conflicts with the

“some of

ety.”

As

gods.

to

didn

that although many people agree with individual self

own

baggage.

mind

a highly subjec-

branches and “flavours” of feminism, but thinks. “They all have

men. She argued

their

beliefs.

HELP

when

rights

the only

word and

condition

of individual self determination to argue for more

people rights intcrlcres with their

Lyons said they believe i

all citi-

principles

determination,

“Anthropology nothing to

tive tural

is

said. in

After the talk she defined femi-

Lyons said many feminists used

as

beings.

comfortable

keep

live."

tures regarding their sex

of sex and gender."

i

has been used as rights for

that

to

nism as, "A political movement which has attempted to improve the

zens.

women

human

Lyons also said

18th century for property-owning males and, as time has evolved, it

20th century, Lyons claimed anthropologists began to study and compare different cul-

for

comfortable for them,” she

Lyons said individual self determination was used originally in the

the

mine which would work best

place.

others into situations that are not

such as where to live, whom to marry and how long to stay married for, she’d be “darn mad.”

North

in

and gender rules and regulations to deter-

always

been leaders, in schools, churches and the work-

ing,”

civilians of

In the early

thinking and behaviour.” Pressman

have

factors

gists

differences

give up individual self determination rights

regarding cultural diversity but focused on sex and

Harvard

graduated

severe

popu-

gender.

with

the

many

result.

Pressman barely got University

She

and Lyons spoke to the community about their views and opinions regarding gender equity and feminism.

women

She spent her time at college looking for a husband and suffered academically as a

are a disadvantaged

Lyons has been teaching anthropology since 1970. She addressed

if

she had a husband.

Monday

third

of the month, guest speakers are asked to attend and speak to the public about a par-

On

way she could be happy was

degree series

Every

only

women

lation.”

In

to

men.

theory those laws were created

to protect women from long hours and dangerous working conditions. While some feminists thought they were necessary, others argued they

restricted

employment opportuni-

ty.

She said

in

society change

today’s

Canadian

comes from

differ-

ent groups of people advocating for their beliefs.

“We end up hut

not with perfection with mote or less workable

compromises,” Lyons

said.


1

1

Entertainment 2005

11,

Libra

Aries March

September 23 October 22

21

April 19

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Bv

A

beginning,

make

your

insight

change

a

as

how your world

into

works. Lucky

day:

story in the

Libra.

in

give you fresh

life that will

Don't just

sit

though you

there feeling

can't

Lucky day:

involved.

get

help,

— Page 17

2005

,

BRENT GER HA RT

After traipsing across North America this summer with the Vans Warped Tour, Bedouin Soundciash has found itself coming home to a

newspaper will catch your attention this week,

Stand up for what you believe in this week. If you need a new-

1 1

Canadian trio’s success continues

Horoscope Week of October

SPOKE, October

Canada.

different

16

Since

its

2004

April 27,

release,

1

album. second group’s Sounding a Mosaic, has steadily

the

Scorpio

Taurus April 20

May

-

October 23

20

1

November

gained the band more recognition.

-

Eon

21

Bedouin

Sinclair.

Soundciash

bassist, said

while

ini-

touring throughout Canada and parts of the U.S. to support the album, the crowds kept growing.

tially

Rent a funny movie

and

invite

some

Try to maintain an even temperament this week, Scorpio, as you’ll be a bundle of nerves and your friends and family won t be

week

this

friends over for a

time to reap the It's rewards of your hard work by spending a night with friends. laugh.

Lucky day:

Warped Tour, and during

Lucky day: 14

able to keep up.

However, the album itself did not have the support of mass media. “Then, we went off on the that time

our music ended up in a Zellers

10

commercial,” said Sinclair. “We blew up, so it’s been

(Internet photo)

Bedouin Soundciash drummer Pat Pengelly (left) vocalist and guiuniversity in tarist Jay Malinowski and bassist Eon Sinclair, met at Kingston but

from Vancouver.

hail

ail

just kind of

Gemini May

21

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A new j

idea pops

Look

your

into

mind late in the week. Take this newfound knowledge to the next by applying it to your worth a shot, you might be life.

level It’s

surprised.

Lucky day:

,

to tutor

kind of a whirlwind.” the

said

Sinclair

feeling

was

strange. “It

someone who's

was

the

same people, but

very different,” he said. “We were being played, it was a different-

not as bright as you this week.

attitude.”

Give yourself some credit; you have a good head on your shoulders. Lucky day 15

Although the genre-exceeding band was somewhat reluctant to loan their single.

My

Feels

13

was

it

When The

Night

Song, to Zellers, they

felt

the band hasn’t of criticism for their

said

receive a lot decision.

Capricorn

Cancer June 22

July 22

-

mmI

J Take each step one you'll fall

thing

week.

down

applies

at a

Same

to

your

life

this

there

Use your building blocks

to get to the

January 19

forget the people all

along.

who have been They

are your

support network and will catch you if you fall. Lucky day: 14

pinnacle you're try-

ing to reach. "Lucky day: 12

“The ones we have received

come from people who

-

As you achieve your goals, this week and in the future, try not to

time or

the stairs.

December 22

July 23

January 20

August 22 -

You have a chip on your shoulder Leo and someone will try to knock it off this week. Stand your ground when required but don’t forget it’s sometimes good to be humble. The higher you get the harder you’ll fall. Lucky day:

Don’t let someone bigger than you bully you around, whether it's a company or someone at school. The time to stand up for yourself is now. Lucky day: 13

and you want

Virgo

Sit

down and

breathe

for

good

all

the time isn’t

thing.

a

Being always a

Take a moment

to

enjoy a piece of apple pie or

some 13

leftover turkey.

February

1

9

-

March 20

minute this week, Virgo. busy

Pisces

S||

August 23 September 22

Lucky day:

to

believe in

The

bassist said the song’s

mean-

has not changed because a major Canadian department store decided to use it. ing

if

why we made

the

Zellers can help us get

song and that original meaning

Don’t be afraid to dream big, Look for the best path to

your goals and pedal to the medal, full speed put

reach

ahead.

Watch

the

out for little chil-

dren and old ladies along the

way. Lucky day: 14

is

a second-year

journalism student holding fate in the palm of his hand.

thought

make

said

helped the band gain a lot of popularity south of the border. “SideOneDummy comes with its

own

street credibility, it’s a label

people know,” he said. “There are fans of labels and as soon as some-

new comes out, they will just buy it. They don’t need to hear it

thing

interesting

there

is

to

music for ourit,

continue to

and are interested

in

Leads

helping take that to the next level is a bonus.”

festivals.

Sinclair said the initial response

sound was much quicker in England than North America, and it especially showed band’s

the

“We were

the first

band on stage

the small dance tent and there

were about 2,000 kids and they all knew the words. And, that was our first

and vocalist Jay Malinowski and drummer Pat Pengelly formed in late 2000, Sinclair said the band that

album. Root Fire.

their first

toured Canada twice and

theme

is

for this

able to show its colours on a recent trip to

The band was true

Waterloo.

“We came

back

to

Waterloo and

our van battery died,” said Sinclair. "We pushed our van to Waterloo, a lot of bands wouldn’t do that. We set

that

up our gear, we take it down, might change in time, but that

guitarist

Sinclair,

ring the lines of reggae and rock” has continued to grow, especially

“We

it,

attitude never will.”

show, in England.”

Since

the band’s popularity.

SideOneDummy

could be done,” he said.

listen to

make an album,” he

U.S.,

it

ple are listening to

shows between Aug. 26 and Sept. 2, including the Reading and

thought this

was officially released in the on SideOneDummy Records.

start

six

from

admire them.” Sounding a Mosaic was released in Canada on the independent, Stomp label. Montreal-based Records, in 2004, but it was not until May 10. 2005, that the album

You don’t

like this for

selves and the fact that other peo-

some time playing

Aside from Zellers, Sinclair said more factors have helped increase a lot of cool people in

real.

“Our only goal out

not?”

good places support us, he said. “Tim Armstrong (lead vocalist and guitarist of Rancid) would come over and watch us or Kenny from The Starting Line { Vasoli) would say, in front of his main stage crowd, ‘You guys have to go

are

commercial success because nobody

“refuses to be classified while blur-

Sinclair

Brandon Walker

“We

making music

more people, then why not? And, if they can help us grow and make more music like that, why

“We had

Bedouin

what

in

Soundciash does.

BBC.

band also spent

in

good.”

see Bedouin Soundciash.’ Kids listen to people like that because they

Pisces.

the

do something

really

1

When The

ricated

Night Feels My Song and album. While overseas the band did many radio and TV performances and interviews, including a spot on

really don’t

to

February 18

es of both their single

make music because you

that

-

UK releas-

at the festivals.

it

England on

promote the

to

song. But,

Aquarius

also flew to

Sept. 19 to

have a good idea of what they’re talking about,” he said. “Selling out really doesn’t exist anymore. You

“That’s not

Leo

The band

Prior to promoting the album, the

the right thing to do.

Sinclair

people like that to then get played on the radio.” Sinclair said there is nothing fab-

for

because they trust the label.” Bedouin Soundclash’s popularity does not stop in North America.

now,

a career said.

album was

voice the mosaic that

we

let’s

“Now.

Spoke can now be read online!

the

and Canada,

to try

is

For the latest col-

the cultural mosaic.”

Sinclair said touring

is

one of the

lege, entertain-

of being a

ment and sports

“Touring makes you a better band. If you can’t play live, you

news, as well as

most important

parts

musician.

said the bassist.

just can’t play,”

terms of being a musician,” he said, "yoy have to be able “At

least, in

what you do on CD because there are so many tricks of

to replicate live

the trade these days.”

Although the group has been together for almost five years, Sinclair said he believes their biggest achievement came recently. “It is definitely getting more traditional reggae into the mainstream.” he said. "It’s an often neglected genre. It’s been very hard for

people to

to

listen

Bob Marley and

1

anything past

don’t

know why

because there have been a great artists.

Our

lot

of

biggest achieve-

ment would be opening

the door

games, puzzles, weather and reference links, visit

WWW. conestogac.on.ca/

spoke


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— SPOKE, October

1 1

Entertainment

2005

,

Hurst likes underdog role By JON YANEFF

Paulo

Hie

former lead singer of Econoline Crush lias a new hand and although Trevor Hurst has a

new sound, he

knows how

still

"I

his

to

band helped rock Conestoga College when they opened for Thornley. Sept.

Hurst

15.

couple of their

new EP

his

self-titled

He

Wanderlust via

We

Maple

Hurst said he enjoys playing

at

I

think

outlet,”

he said. "When students are in school they are becoming the person that they want to be or towards that direction

and

think

music helps provide that soundtrack and that escape for those people in that 1

kind of predicament.” Fie

(Photo by Jon Yaneff) Trevor Hursts band, Hurst, rocked the stage when they opened forThornley on Sept. 15 at Conestoga College. -r

,

.

Fairy tales’ endings

said

rock music

and it s too loud to hear anything, so you just got to let go, have a good time and rock out for a couple of hours. this

quote from

By VANESSA

PARKER

you're intrigued by fairy tales

If

happy

ever after endings unrealistic, then Into the Woods is a musical worth

going to see. Into the

edy

Woods

is

at

a musical

the

com-

s wife finds a damsel locked a tower and tricks her into letting down her hair, snipping a sample.

and the royal

ball.

By ERIC

All characters at the end of Act

the late ’80s alter reading a 1976

so

by

he Uses of Enchantment,

child

therapist

Bruno

Bettclheim.

happily ever after. The witch has her objects and can be youthful again, the baker’s wife

The obvious Woods is to be wish

lesson in Into the careful

what you

for.

In the

play fairy-tale characters

arc brought together

when

a baker

and his wife are cursed by a witch. he couple must find four objects I

demanded by

the witch or

remain

childless.

woods

to retrieve the nec-

essary

objects and encounter characters from various fairy tales.

The baker lor

a

named Jack .

cow from

a

then saves a

boy little

and her grandmother from the stomach ol a wolf, earning a

girl

characters

with

are

reality.

does

For

-marrying all

What

more

Hurst said he’s played with many artists during his career including KISS, Sammy

great

Hagarand

Stabbing Westward.

“Everybody has been fantastic and I've met very few people who were rude or egotistical,” he said. “Everybody from Dave Grohl to Robbie Robertson to guys such as Ian Thornley

who have just fantaspersonalities and are great peo-

meet us

it

fans.”

tic

ple and wonderful artists.”

Hurst

website (www.hurstband.com) he said he loves the role of underdog. s

said Thornley is one of the tiue natural rock stars that he’s ever

met.

vc met a

I

”1 like the fact that fans

a

difference

because

s

it

with

can make

this

project

fan driven so

if people and they phone or email a radio station or do stuff like that everything changes, “ said

get behind

Hurst.

dog think

I

it

love that about the under-

role

and

it’s

cool

estimate

starting

out

and

I

when people under-

you and you surprise

them.”

Hurst said there are

many

differ-

ences between his former band and

is

lot

of musicians and

the total package.

He has a great voice, plays great guitar, but also his look and who he is make him a true artist.”

Some

artists

become

default, but with Ian

it’s

a singer by

something

he couldn’t avoid," he said. “Fle’s a rock star so it's cool that we those

in

Canada and

it’s

have something

of us kind of look at with awe.” Hurst said his band is active in

ail

charity work. “I

support

the victims of Katrina and we have something posted on my website where people can give donations,”

Hun icane

“Econoline Crush was based around sequencing with a grove, sample and melody where there

was

Ian

a lot stuff in constructing the

song,” he said. “The band has an organic sound mixed with the classic side of rock ’n’ roll.”

Hurst also collaborates with for-

he said. I also have a special place in my heart for teenage children who have run away because I used to help out a lot before I in rock music, so that’s important to me.” started

the

a

her prob-

consequences of

Jack killing a giant? Is the prince truly content now that he has found and married his enigmatic

damsel.

Ihe newly released movie Flight may be in for a rough ride, even with the talent of Jodie Foster at the

wheel.

The movie starts off strong as mourning wife, Kyle Pratt, played by Foster, wakes up to land her

America on

The cast puls on a magical performance with sets and costumes that you can take your eyes off of. Watch Info the Woods if you want t

some of your childhood

innocence and sec what you might told

Into the

in the fairy talcs

you when you were growing

Woods

is

playing

at

the

Avon Theatre until Oct. 30. The Stratford Festival offers $20 admission to anyone between you must register

at

for4tfestival.cn/playon.

However, www.strat-

You can

then buy your tickets online

same address you the Festival

box

at

the

register on or at

office.

to

newly designed

a

super airbus. Captain Rich (Sean Bean of blockbuster. The

Fellowship of The Ring) and Air

Gene

Sarsgaard

Carson

of

(Peter

indie-favourite.

Garden State) do all they can to help the emotional mother.

The movie ity

have missed

crashes and burns

Plan

Marshal are

the ages of 18 and 29.

trades his magical

Hurst

to

starts to lose credibilas disbelieving passengers and

crew question Pratt’s sanity as all evidence points to the idea that her daughter never existed. he overplayed mysterious glances back and lorth between crew 1

members denying

to

have ever seen

ihe daughter creates

flashbacks of old Scooby-doo cartoon crusades. Nevertheless, Pratt struggles to

solve the mystery

30,000

at

feet,

alone and desperate. Will she find her 3011

II

lind out. that

you

lustre

daughter? watch the movie to However, in order to do have to sit through lack

have

II

visual

to

effects

performance by In the end you the one rescued.

and a weak

Foster.

may hope you

are

movie brought

in

about $15

million

I

the future.”

in

MURPHY

daughter missing while en route

lems?

weie

he baker and his wife venture

tale

piince really solve

up.

beans

fairy

confronted Cinderella

as gold, for her beauty to be restored. I

conveniently ignore.

The

he witch needs a cow as white as milk, a cape as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a slipper as pure

into the

pregnant

Act 2, however, deals with the consequences that traditional fairy

to regain

I

is

his Cinderella

well.

all is

tales

escapism, but powerful symbols of their experiences moving into childhood.

“He’s an amazing talent and

love writing songs with him,” said Hurst. I hope to write a ton

1

live

This book argued that fairy tales

were not just harmless, innocent stories used for children’s

On

Flight Plan

a slipper from a running away from a prince

and the prince finds

I

Besides Hurst, his band consists of

She then receives

and displays the darker side of childhood fairy tales. James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim wrote Into the Woods in book,

the

helps write songs with the Hurst band.

is

are coming around makes for more loyal

Ross

who

in

Stratford

Festival

when

baker

girl

playing

story continues

not

it’s

sweaty,

it's

Hurst said he’s really enjoying the chemistry of his new bancf

red-hooded cape.

The but have always found the

supposed to be pretty, it’s dirty and it’s fun.”

V

“Rock

an acronym for sex,

roll is

band

his current one.

remember

Elvis Costello,” he said

not always happy

a great

is

opportunity to unleash frustration. Rock concerts are mini vacations,’ he said. “You get in the door

“I

longer because of the way the developing, but since the fans

little

you're going to school there’s a lot of pressure on everyone to achieve their goals, to get learn and music provides the perfect

Eeonoline Crush. an indie band so we don’t

ads,” he said. “It’s going to take us a

“When

to

is

have the same resources larger corporations would have to pay for mass

and colleges.

work done,

new band

label like re

nier Collective Soul guitarist

Childress,

sound of the band

taking a bit of time to catch on with fans because they aren’t signed with a

Nation/Universal. universities

the

it’s

said his

major

label.

Mark

bands from Vancouver and stuff sounds thick and meaty.”

of

titled

record

support

in

guitar,

that

touring the next

is

months

on

bigger, thicker and it’s got this quality that’s reminiscent of

and

like

because

rock.

Hurst

Neta

Molinski on bass and Nik Pesul on drums.

over the Oct.

1

weekend."'


Sports

SPOKE, October

1 1

,

Cup

Head-to-head: Rangers’ road to the Memorial Cup may be

Getting the Memorial The 2005-’06 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) season is underway and the Kitchener Rangers seem to

shows they have the glue with a mix of some young and talented players, but do they have the mould and team chemistry to win the coveted minor

A

Nick

which could be a solid one-two

dence boost.

Casselli

punch. Turple will have to improve on his 17-16-5 record from last season if his team wants to win their

closer look

they

trophy

league

won

last

in

2003.

many teams throughout the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) that it’s anyone's There

so

are

guess right

now who

will

come

second Memorial Cup

tenders and are leading their divisions early on this season. Last

Turple can continue to

make

the four teams to

it

throughout the whole

Memorial Cup tournament. In the Quebec Major Junior

Hockey League (QMJHL) and Wildcats Moncton

season and in

the

the playoffs.

ahead early on in the season. Last season the Rimouski Oceanic had a 28-game unbeaten streak so anything can happen during the course of the

Western Hockey teams such as the

So League (WHL) Calgary Hitmen and the Moose Jaw Warriors are ahead in their far in the

divisions.

It’s

too early

to

tell

which league and what team will win the Memorial Cup, but it's evident the

WHL

has a favourable

teams

considering

shot

in

the

streak the

London Knights

whole season and in the playoffs. Last year he didn't win in his three playoffs games,

way

for

Eric

There is nothing sweeter than a tournament win. Just ask Tiger

Woods

after

the

Andrews, Mike Weir after the Masters at Augusta and finally. Conestoga’s men’s golf British

team at

Open

at St.

after the St. Clair Invitational

Fox Glenn Golf and Country

The

pairing of

Brandon Christo

and Scott Zettel shot a tournament low, 64, to win the golf tournament

(New

teams pretty much put all the marbles in the bag for one seaand son (London) and QMJHL teams usually have long-

WHL

term plans if their franchises are doing well (Kelowna), so if the Rangers think this is their year they have to prove

it

when

it

golf

of all-star big hole

still

colleges

in their

(third-year

that

Josh

management

with

“Our money in the bank player here anymore and that leaves a

Dan Turple

second among

is

Protecting Turple

is

holder and longtime Rangers fan. “Richards is a great player but an

Mark

We’re really even better leader. going to miss him.” There is no doubt the loss of Richards will be a tough pill for

not lacing

however,

sw'allow.

his

departure will now create an opportunity for other Rangers to step

up and

steal the spotlight.

Rangers

Future

like

Even

risen to the occasion.

the Rangers quarter-

staff,

backed by new Ranger captain Fraser.

This defensive unit is

and

size

certainly

is

will leave a

bone-crushing presence on the ice, as the average blue liner stands more than six-foot-one and weighs

more than 200 pounds. The Kitchener Rangers have all the components of a great team. It

we may just Cup come back

they can stay healthy

see the Memorial to Kitchener.

tion

(first-year

they have

played

golf tournaments

in

competitive

during their jun-

ior golf careers.

“Golf is a different sport because you not only play against the course and yourself, but also for the other guys on your team,” said Emrich. “Playing for Conestoga is the biggest honour of my golf career.” He said the team finished in the middle of the pack (fourth ol seven

at the

end of

last

season, but

year he feels the team

is

differ-

ent.

“In the past we’ve been satisfied now wc ve

with our finishes, but

been doing well and now we want to gain the respect from the other colleges,” said Emrich. “We’ve had a lot ol talented players,

however,

this

year the coaching

implemented numerous amounts of team bonding strategics, which have led to our suc-

staff

has

cess.”

College Recreation Centre

*

Reminder: To gain

access

any

to

the

facilities at

Starting

Monday October 24th

Registration: October lst-1 7th

Come

To the Rec

Centre To Sign

Up

For Intramurals

Tuesday October Ice

Hockey: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 4:30

Fee:

$200 cash team bona

Ball Hockey: Monday & Fee: $30 cash team bond

Thursday 4:30

6pm

1 1

-

1

Women's Home Soccer vs. Mohawk Recreation Centre at 4:30 pm

6pm

0pm

Men's

Home

Soccer

Fee:

the Rec Centre for

3565

Mohawk pm

Monday

-

Friday

am

-

11:00

7:00

pm

Saturday & Sunday

$30 cash team bond visit

ext.

Recreation Centre Hours

vs.

Recreation Centre at 4:30

-6pm

748-3565

Activities posted daily

$30 cash team bond

Basketball: Tuesday 4:30

Rec

desk.

th

Wednesday October 12th

Co-ed Volleyball: Wednesday 7 Fee:

-

-

of the

Centre you must present your student card at the front

Varsity Sports

Intramural Sports

more info or to sign up

*

recent tournament

in

all

in the

league.

punishing defensive

to

four

in

goal tenders with three wins and has a goals against average of

this

I’m more than happy on how the

points

eight

big pair of skates to fill,” said Chris Doering, who is a season ticket

fans

Patrick

is

1th in league scor-

1

OHL

teams)

architecture construction engineer-

is

games.

Third-year veteran Emrich said the team is strong in part because

of fine golfers,” said Smith. “We have far exceeded expectations and

season

this

who

players have played."

(first-year

and science), Zettel

Rangers

3.00 which ranks him sixth

offence.

isn't

victorious

management) and Jon Trottier accounting). The team practises every week at their home course, Whistle Bear Golf Club. The squad is headed by coaches Chris Wehrle. Wesley Haynes and Justin Smith. Haynes and Smith played on last year’s team. “I am proud to coach these bunch

(third-

planning).

team

feel the departure

Mike Richards has created

McGrath have

ing technology), Adam Christie (second-year materials and opera-

studies), Christo (first-year general arts

Rangers’ fans

counts, the

playoffs!

shine,

team captain Jeff Emrich financial

Add veteran goaltender Dan Turple to the mix and the Rangers

,

to

Conestoga's golf team consists of year

jersey).

OHL

attended were Durham. Fanshawe, Humber and St. Clair (two teams).

Hunke

Club.

Kindi Jakub including Matt Lashoff (Boston) and this year’s captain Mark Fraser

so that led the

Pfligler

other

four

NHL

draft

Windsor hosted the tournament.

The

the ingredients for a competitive

team.

pleasant surprise.

by one stroke over Durham College in the final round of the two-day tournament Sept. 22 and 23. St. Clair in

all

has also been a vital piece ol number 1 power-play Ranger's the unit, scoring 3 of the team’s league leading nine power-play goals. Another bright spot for the

He

a

(Detroit),

assembled last season. They have the players to do it, but they have to hope goaltender Dan Turple can continue to play well consistently throughout the

a solid defen-

in points this

year with seven goals and eight assists in a meagre four games.

ing,

drafted in the 2005

off a

and leads the league

cooking up a Memorial Cup. But even with Kitchener’s stacked roster and early season success some

defence the Rangers are solid. three players on defence

coming

is

have established themselves as a fierce team to be reckoned with. With the combination of a high-

rnay have the perfect recipe for

go on an impressive

unbeaten streak, such as the 31-

McGrath, who

career high, 87 points last season, is the current player of the w'eck

and nine points in the Rangers first two games during the first week of the season. The Rangers will rely on McGrath’s offensive numbers throughout the season and anyone else that comes up big will be a

who were

Conestoga College’s Bv JON YANEFF

honours, posting five goals

For the Rangers to get to and win the tournament this year they to

in their first

four games and with London losing most of their fire power, the Rangers

Davis,

On

game

season.

OHL Player of the

Opinion

themselves leading their division and electrifying fans once again.

sive core, Kitchener looks to have

They have

would have

spirits,

Rangers find

recharged

Davis and centre Evan McGrath. Last season McGrath chalked up 28 goals and 87 points and he

the

Victoriaville Tigres are

the

powered offence and

Week

play well consistently

’06 season has lifted their as

2005-

start to the

explosive

weapons

already received

it,

to the

offence their major offensive are left-winger Patrick

On

They have the players to but they have to do hope goaltender Dan

year the Ottawa 67s were one of

offence they lost their captain

Philadelphia Flyers.

out

An

After starting off 3-1

On

2004.

on top when the season and the playoffs are said and done. In the OHL the Ottawa 67s and the Barrie Colts are always con-

four sea-

Mike Richards, who is now trying make his mark on the to

Rockets

have gone to the Memorial Cup the last two years including winning it in

in

sons.

league have more of a long-term plan philosophy than the OHL and

QMJHL. The Kelowna

After last year's playoff loss to

London, the Kitchener Rangers were in desperate need of a confi-

Opinion

way.

takes

it

posting a 9-4 win-loss mark and a 2.82 goals against average. This year Pfligler will back-up Turple

Jon Yaneff

have the pieces to win this year’s Memorial Cup, at first glance any-

Rangers have what

wishful thinking

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2005

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am

-

8:00

pm


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