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Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

38th Year

— No. 8

Vandalism shuts down game tables By JASON SONSER Student.s, faculty and staff may have noticed the pool and foosball tables have been out of order in the

Sanctuary.

Sam

communications

Egleston,

specialist for CSl. .said the tables

were shut down due to vandalism, after Spoke newspapers were stuffed into the pockets and goals. "Originally, what we had was a problem with the foosball tables where student.s were stuffing them,” Egleston said. “What happens when they stuff (the goals),

actually

it

"There are security cameras watching over the foosball and pool tables. We don't want to have to watch students because that's not what we are here to do. We've just had reoccuning vandalism, so we

do

just as a precaution,” he said.

it

Egleston said CSI has taken a lot of backlash since .shutting down the

"A

of students (have been

lot

replaced

“We

all

message out

that we’re not

money

after

we'd shut down the foosball that we went in the Sanctuary and realized that all the pool cue tips had been ripped off

ball,

who

tables,

and are willing

the pool cues.”

He

said he didn't

know

if

it

was

someone w ho was upset about

the

Egleston said CSI has been looking at the tapes from the security

cameras

that

monitor the inside of

“It’s really

for the presidency.

Wolf

said he

made

the decision

for personal reasons, which he wouldn’t disclose, as well as

other reasons. “I just changed my mind on the whole idea,” said Wolf, who was nominated for president. “1 only had a year’s experience with the CSI board and I thought Jackson would be a better president with a

more experience.” Jackson has been on the CSI board for two little

years and has held three positions, director, vice-president

and

president.

Wolf

said he is graduating this

year from public relations, but he is looking forward to finishing his

CSI

shut

it

down

forever,

“I will continue

my

term

until

"Students

know

should

that

if

you vandalize school or student property, it’s not cool and it could

The pool tables were expected to be back up and running on Feb. 22. As

for the foosball tables, Egleston

said they should be ready to use

sometime

after reading

week.

“No

ism for the past year and a

“The

first

it’s

a

half.

incident on

Feb.

involved the foosball tables.

9

We

went out there and found that the one table had been jammed full of newspaper,” he said. Egleston said all of the balls from the other foosball table

were

in the

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some shirt

girls in the

May

Durham

auditioned for the he’s

willing to serve the students at the

he decides to move to Kitchener at woodworking take and

college.”

Conestoga.

the

There would have been a president selection meeting on Feb. 1 if Wolf hadn’t dropped out of the

Although his educational pursuits have changed, the one constant in Tim Deegan’s life has been music. Playing drums and singing in several bands over the years has kept

running.

Jackson, a third-year business student, said he

will,,., ^

continue to be president this yehr, part-time until he graduates and then he’ll take the

upcoming

it

on full-time in

year.

“I’m very excited to be the president full-time and start acting on the issues full-time,” he said. The CSI president’s annual salary

is

more than $36,000.

this love alive. "

This year one of Tim’s friends decided to try out for MuchMusic’s VJ Search at Fairview Mall and for fun, Tim went with him. When the host of the tryout asked else wanted

he jumped

While on

to

if

anyone

come up on

at the

stage,

chance.

stage,

Tim

talked con-

fidently to the audience about

why

The next term starts May 1 and ends April 30, 2007. Jackson is also the College Student Alliance

he should be chosen. He said he’s a little bit wild and crazy and he likes “to climb on stuff.” He said

(CSA) president. The outgoing CSI board

he feels MuchMusic is losing its edge and he can bring edge back to the show. After the host told Tim he wasn’t allowed to climb on the set behind him, she told him he had to show

elects

the president for the following

Continued on Page 2

off his

audience

and hollering.

started hooting

College. After finishing,

He took

skin to win.

and the

Imagine a young man coming out of high school in Oshawa and enrolling in a firefighter program at

management

act before getting

Student makes VJ Search Top

school year.

term.

pool tables open,” he said.

the pool tables."

one has come forth in terms of the reward, but I’m not sure how much longer we’ll keep it closed down.

because I was elected by the students and I’ve always been

Matt Jackson will remain president of Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) after CSI director Jonathan Wolf dropped out of the running

At that point, all the foosball were removed but we left the

down

bad, especially for the

foosball tables,” Egleston said.

Jackson remains CSI president By JON YANEFF

reasonable for foos-

to pay,” he said.

vandalized table.

the Sanctuary.

penalty,” he said.

and shut

the pool balls

game

actually enjoy the

We can’t

forward.

we

all

who pay

service to the students.” Egleston said CSI has experienced ongoing incidents of vandal-

come

thcTU,” he said. "At that point,

removed

cents.

to play pool or foos-

were then shut down since there were no usable cues with which to play pool. A note was put on the pool tables saying if anyone knew who was responsible for the vandalism to come to the CSI. Despite a $50 reward, no one’s

balls

be an issue with security, you could be lined, you might face academic

going to

foosball tables being deactivated. Egle.ston said the pool tables

ball.

on

the pool cues.

their

all

"It's pretty

one game of foos-

the tips

all

a.skr

other students, students a

50

the next day that the pool

kind of just want to get the

day or two

was

Egle.ston said ball costs

was

"It

cues were missing

when the pool tables were going to come back,” he said. He said the person who maintains the pool tables came in Feb. 16 and

tables. it

nine per game,” he said.

ing)

tolerate vandalism. It's not fair to

believe

it's

tables.

wrecks the inside of the game.” Egleston said CSI proceeded to take all the foosballs out of the “I

"There were about 30 foosballs and believe

I

Tim was one of more

than 2,000

people from across Canada

VJ

who So

Search.

far

been extremely successful, making it to the Top 20 and then

Top

1

Now

0.

the

compete on a weekly TV

finalists

against each other

show.

The

contestants undertake differ-

ent challenges while living in a $6.4-million penthouse located in

The

Suites at

1

King West

in

down-

One

contestant

week by

wants to do. If you could describe a perfect job for Tim, that would be it. There’s a lot of good competition there, but some people just don’t have the complete package. They know a lot about music but don’t have the television presence,”

he

said.

The way he’s acted on the show is the way he really is, Nayler said. “And that’s to his benefit. He’s not making a big splash but he’s doing a good enough job to keep in contention.

“He doesn’t

is

eliminated each

expert judges until there

like to stand out

be the loud one. smart.

town Toronto.

1

He

He

and

likes to play

it

likes to look at a situa-

and see how he can do his best. And that’s why he’s kept himself in

tion

one of the top contenders,”

are five left

as

tions are decided

Nayler said. “He’s not stepping on anyone or burning any bridges, he’s doing it

and then the eliminaby viewer voting through text messaging and the Internet.

Tim

wasn’t available for comto the show’s busy pro-

right so far.

He

a lot because he’s not

duction schedule. However, his friends had lots to say about him. “Tim is a cool, funny cat,” said Cole Nayler, a second-year broad-

big fuss about

casting student at Conestoga. “He’s a rock star, that’s what he is. “And he knows music. He’s got the passion and

it’s

what he

really

shown making a

doesn’t get

ment due

it.

He’s keeping

it

real.”

Tim’s older brother, Michael,

Tim is much deeper than he’s been shown on television. “There’s a lot more to him but he’s not one said

to grab the spotlight.”

Continued on Page 2


Page 2

— SPOKE, March

News

2006

6,

Now deep thoughts ...with Random

director drops out

CSI

Conestoga College

questions answered by

What

the craziest thing

is

of presidential race

random students

you’ve done on Spring Break?

Continued from Page 1 The outgoing CSI board elects the

president

following

the

for

“Saving Route 61 was one of dent,” said Jackson.

Jackson. “After, they have up to

went exploring abandoned buildings.” “I

Ian Holley,

computer programmer/analyst first-year

an hour to answer questions from the board members, then the

who

board votes on

they want for

He

said the duties as president

include

meetdealing with the several

attending

ings whether

it’s

student centre or student

life

in

He or she also works with the college administration, general.

lobbies the provincial government

and deals with a broad spectrum of student issues on a regular basis.

finished off a

“I

Texas

work 24 hours

is

required to

a week.

The

dent Justin Falconer resigned Jan.

spend

took over the issue and worked further with regional council to save the route. “I’m now sitting on a committee,

office.

office

Reid,

like

first-year

CSI address,”

see

to

said

He

said the only issue he has

dealt with as president

ing

save

to

bus

the

was workroute

some of

Moncton

to visit

stranger.

It

Wg

a

was very

had

Amanda

Student vies

lobster.”

Scheerer,

second-year marketing

went to Newfoundland and drank for a straight

“I

Continued from Page

to

improve the route during the next months,” said Jackson. “I hope we will continue to be successful and I think our message was received loud and clear, that Route 61 is needed at the college.” The nominations for the vicepresident closed on Feb. 15 and the eight

was

president

filled

selection

The meeting

23.

is

during a vice-

meeting Feb. similar to the

presidential selection, except can-

to give a

speech instead of 30 min-

Chantelle Ryerson, service

foundations

“We all went out drinking. Then we walked around Disney World and was I

hitting

on

Ariel.”

Kiel Weber,

third-year marketing

Jackson said the president and the vice-president

work together on

is

underway with an election being held in March. The voting will take

ty to elect their

for the

new

upcoming

representatives

year.

Jackson said the president and vice-president positions are filled

within the board to give some continuity to the board.

He

said the seven director posi-

tions are

open

to

any full-time

stu-

dent at the college. “Students wishing to be nominated have to pick up a nomination form from the CSI office, do their

campaign period, give paign speech and then

their

we

cam-

hold the

“I know many of the current board members this year are graduating,

band) was going to get a conhe would love the chance to become a rock star.” What most people don’t realize about Tim is that “he is also a spiritual person, he is a very devoted Christian. He even has a tattoo of his favourite Bible verse on the under side of his arm,” said tract

asked what Tim needs to in order to win, Nayler

“He

definitely

needs to get a better vocabulary and improve on the words he uses and when he uses them. He uses a lot of the same phrases, but every once in a while he’ll use a new phrase that’ll show a different side to him.” Nayler said he met Tim last year when they were roommates. “He always made me laugh. He’d play some music while we did the dishes and he’d dance and he’s like the worst dancer in the world. He claps and snaps. But he’s got that cool confidence about him.” “The first time I met Tim he was dressed up as a dog,” said Lindsay Green, one of Tim's friends from

Durham

College. “It was for

prevention

week

the

in

was

show

didn’t

Oshawa

becau.se he’s I

I

there.”

Denise Leveille, second-year marketing

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

“We

done

strip

surprise

on her

before.

it

Janssen. It’s strange that Tim hasn’t been given more airtime on the show, said Fraser Zerebecki, one of

(Internet photo)

Tim Deegan, a contestant on MuchMusic’s VJ Search, is “a rock

star,”

according to a

friend. it did on television. head on a light hard enough to make it swing back and forth and everyone laughed at him. He did really well that evening though. He raised the most money for charity, $55, and the second highest stripper only

smoothly as

“He

hit his

raised $25.”

Green said she hopes he wins

fire

talking to kids and posing

Green said seeing him the

wrong resort, and know how got

for seven

directors

(his

for pictures.”

didn’t

The nomination process

new CSI board of

the

in

coveted MuchMusic job

for

he’d choose the band, Michael said. “He likes making and playing music more than any-

He was

at the

required to

is

hours a week

so they won’t be back.”

a regular basis.

1

Centre and he was dressed up as Sparky, the fire prevention dog.

I

15

elections after that,” said Jackson.

utes.

band

said his speaking.

week.”

Cuba.

to the college.”

website (www.conestogac.on.ca), where students have the opportuni-

ways

Transit, to try to look at

Tim had to choose between being a VJ and making it big in a

When

in

message

vice-president

place online through Conestoga’s

If

work on

got lost

voice,

the

thing.”

“I

one

took a plane to

nice.

human

acts with

administration and Grand River

for

Conestoga students who commute from Cambridge. “I

which includes CSI, some other

didates are only given 15 minutes

Jackson.

electrical engineering

CSI

he

23,

position

“Quite often students come in the and they have an issue they’d

mickey.”

Ben

The president

relay that

I

said after former

students, the council,

their president.”

“The board

so after the board makes a decision

presi-

He

school year.

“Each candidate has half an hour to give a speech,” said

my

accomplishments as presi-

first

the job at

down

and genuine.

I

for a

think he’s a bit in the background

.sometimes.”

youth

People were going to bid to win a date with the person on stage and he’d never stripped before so he wanted to practice. He climbed up on the bar in front of me and my boyfriend and a few other people and started stripshelter.

ping,” she said.

Unfortunately,

it

didn’t

go as

I

it

if

he doesn’t

know them

he’s not

as loud, but he’s never quiet.”

Tim

Zerebecki said Tim is a genuinegood person who’d give the shirt off his back to someone in need. “He’s definitely a pretty boy but he likes to do crazy things

opportunity

came

When we gym we’d walk

occasionally.

always listening to the next up-and-coming band, said Tim Janssen, a good friend of Tim’s and a former classmate from Durham College. “He analyses their style and use of instruments. Music is very important to him,” he said. is

“If the

and Tim 's friend

ly

She said he’s usually loud and

money

Fraser Zerebecki, n 'ood\ 'orking student

going to his head.” When asked what he could do better she said, “He needs to do something so he’s noticed more. I see

fun around people he knows. “But

strip to raise

look at him you think he’s a model or a DJ.” first

don't

Durham

the

at

“He’s got that image,

when you

MuchMusic. “He’s very

to earth

College pub and it was a few hours before Tim was going to

were

Tim’s woodworking classmates and friends. “He’s done as well as any of us- could expect but he needs to talk more about music. If he does that, he’s set. “He’s got that image., when you first look at him you think he’s a model or a DJ or .something. I’ve got my money on him (to win).”

that

to the

used to go by people

playing hockey and he’d moon them. I’m not sure if they ever saw him or not. “It’s sort

of weird having him

leave (to go on the show) because

now

I

don’t have a

We’ve gone on

gym

partner.

quite a few adven-

tures together,” Zerebecki said.


News

SPOKE, March

6,

2006

— Page 3

Students take steps to promote volunteerism By TARA RICKER

us will not only help out the

com-

munity. but hopefully also promote It is

lap

6;55 a.m. with only one more Participants

go.

to

no

can

longer ignore the burning pain their feet but at the

same time

in

they

feel a sigh

of relief as they undergo

their

last

lap.

cro.ss

the

that

When

finish

line

they finally they realize

every step was worth

On

it.

17 Conestoga College

Feb.

an overnight walkathon for

held

awareness to volunteers within the community,” said Jorgenson. The newly organized Conestoga College Volunteer and Action Team Club put the walkathon together. The team started off as the law and security administration and police foundations volunteer fundraising group. This group was oriented toward LAS A and police foundations students, to organize

charity.

Thirty-one

walked

participants

through the halls of the college

from dusk

dawn. They walked

to

in which the money raised would be donated to a charity.

an event

Members of

group

the

felt

that

was not enough volunteering

for a total of eight hours, totalling a

there

distance of 34 kilometres.

or volunteer awarenes.s throughout

Their journey began

at

p.m.

1 1

ended at 7 a.m. Feb.'l 8. Students and faculty at the col7 and

Feb.

1

lege

showed

their support for the

walkathon by placing money into plastic containers that were placed around the college throughout the

week of the event. The event raised a grand total of $220. The money raised was

the college and decided to take the group college wide and organize events to rai.se awareness of volunteering.

“The purpose of the club is to promote volunteer work though the college and tri-city area,” said Jeremy Jeffrey, chair of the club. Jeffrey, a first-year police foun-

dations student, said the club’s ini-

(Photo by Tara Ricker)

Jeremy

Jeffrey

and Cory Abdol,

participants of the walkathon held Feb.

Centre

in

tiative is to

nars and special events to promote

again next year, hopefully

was thrilled when the college first approached us,” said Gwenanne Jorgenson, community

volunteering and build a stronger

attract a

community. Only students from the police foundations program participated in the walkathon even though it was open to all students and facul-

and faculty within the college.” Stacey Dykeman, a first-year police foundations student,

ty at the college.

me was

relations co-ordinator at the centre.

“The college and ing together

is

the centre

work-

a great match.”

The Volunteer Action Centre

is

a

non-profit organization that helps

connect

people

with

volunteer

opportunities.

“The funds the college raised

Millennium Scholarships

IT’S

for

pate,” said Jeffrey.

Les bourses

7.

A

total of

$220 was raised

for

Volunteer Action

for the

hold a variety of semi-

“It was somewhat of a disappointment that students and faculty from other programs didn’t partici-

du millenaire

1

money donated

count

Waterloo.

donated to the Volunteer Action Centre in Waterloo. “I

first-year police foundations students,

“If

we do

it

we

was a

participant in the walkathon. part of the walk for keeping myself motivated,”

“The hardest said

Knetsch walked the entire eight

will

wider scope of students

Dykeman. The students who

participated in the walk said they found their motivation in their instructor Andy Knctsch.

IT’S

Knetsch.

volunteer can

“Becoming

benefit

a

a

student

“Having him with us was amazDykeman. “He was in great spirits the entire time and he

when

ing,” said

and

kept us going.

Knetsch said he participated in walkathon because of the emphasis on volunteerism. “Many employers today look for candidates who have spent time

walkathon was a success and that the club is going to look at making it an annual event. “It was such a great experience because it felt like the whole college was behind us thanks to its

voluniccring within their

generosity.”

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commu-

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it

comes time

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— SPOKE, March

Page 4

Commentary

2006

6,

Can freedom

OOPS/ 6orky CamaoAi WAS AN acoid&nt !

speech

of

i*r

have limitations? The

not a black and white issue.

It's

abound

sliades of grey

in the

recent debate over whether the publication ol the ultra-controversial political cartoons depicting

Danish

Recently, one of the cartoons

Muhammad was

was published

in

right.

The Cord Weekly.

Wilfrid Laurier University’s student newspaper. Although the face of

Mohammed was

censored with a black

bar,

an Islamic prayer was not

Mohammed was wearing. of Mohammed in an attempt to prevent

censored on the bomb-shaped turban Islam prohibits images

excessive or blind devotion

-

atry

-

reported

The Record

in

idol-

a Feb.

1

article.

the prayer

Muslim students complained and pointed out

After

was

one any Muslim would recognize, according to The Record, editors at The Cord issued an apology immediately - the same day the paper hit stands.

Most

newspapers

mainstream

and television stations

Canada

in

have.opted not to print or broadcast

The

the controversial cartoons.

cartoons, for the most

About a dozen of the cartoons were published in Denmark in September and were later printed again in some European newspa-

tensions between the

pers.

part, only fuelled the

West and the

East.

The

With Dick Cheney as your

The

sparked

reprint

and

riots

some Muslim

countries,

The Record reported, and protesters in Lebanon and Syria even attacked Danish embassies.

number of Muslim

are also boycotting

countries

European prod-

The European papers

the Muslim faith and

that

left

believers with a painful

scar that heal.

ucts.

and will die, in riots and protests over the

died,

pub-

Freedom What

you weren’t allowed

if

allowed to express ourselves and

However, some would probably argue the cartoons were better defined as hate crimes than sentiments of free speech. right to publish the altered cartoons,

it

offended by their pub-

immediate

apology.

tries,

told the story without publishing the offensive

If

own

population

The

live

in

a democratic

freedom of the press implies people should have the right

themselves

in writing

or

any other way of expression of

-

values and whether what they are saying can benefit the

or wound.

publication of the cartoons, for the most part, only fuelled the

tensions between the West and East.

The cartoons have

insulted the

Muslim

painful scar that will take time to heal. will die, in riots

faith

and

Many

believers with a

left

people have died, and

and protests over the cartoons.

The only good

thing that could

come of

is

if so,

what they

are. It’s

Until there’s an answer, the debate will continue. But this time, leave

Censorship and self-censorship as well as

media

how much independence

outlet has

dom

may

and

was fined $3 1 ,600 after him to compen-

Peters

the judge ordered

country or harassed.

a

difficulty

some

make

free-

face can

of the press almost non-exis-

To live in a country where I know what is going on around me tent.

sate the parties in court for the legal bills

by

run up during the delay caused

his refusal to reveal the source.

The Spectator paid “What if it’s a time, or

what

if it’s

the fine.

freelancer next

an employee of

a small paper that doesn’t have the

wherewithal

without worrying about whether the

financial

government has dictated the news,

this?” Peters said

ference and to seek, receive, and

or whether journalists aren’t report-

report.

ing on an issue of concern because

stories that are important, the sto-

they

ries that

impart

information

and

ideas

through any media regardless of

is

For many people around the world this is not possible in

Canada

and I’m just glad

journalists

and citizens

alike are able to express themselves.

countries

where

freedom

of

fear

their

for

life,

of comfort to me.

Ken

Peters,

a reporter for the

Hamilton Spectator,

is

a

guilty

on Nov.

tempt of court,

16, in

2004, of con-

Hamilton, after

carry

news

mean

that

then that

And

that’s a

concern

to all of us here.”

When

good

when he was found

to

CBC

should be exposed, won’t

be exposed?

example of how press freedom was jeopardized

“Does

on a

a reporter or an individual

has to worry about going to is

threatened to

name

jail

or

a source

contacted

for verification.

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NBC needs Shaun

White, Lindsay Seth Westeott, Michelle Kwan and Bode Miller. are

all

American

who were chosen by sweep

to

Couric and Matt Lauer did a superb Job of masking the temporary world -unifying event, focusing on the hot

athletes

Kristin

leaving a

but

to

watch

their favourite sport, but to

come around,

not only to

have

all

watch

a

sporting

includes almost

and

event

that

nations, reli-

all

languages.

The

are one of the

highest publicized sporting events because of the magnitude and

involvement of so many people

all

across the world.

Broadcasting station reporters

like

Bob

NBC

Costas,

and Katie

noticed the yellow

is in

A

well

symbol

The whole concept has always seemed

rather peculiar to

shouldn’t all

all

the cars

not a sign

drivers be cautious of

on the road, whether or

is

Anyways, writing

me because

being displayed. that

is

not

school I noticed one of the infamous signs in the window of a car ahead of me while stopped at a red light. I didn’t really think anything of it until

my way

to

I

that

car.

It

NBC

it

was a medal-winning performance.

with others

could not believe

my

my

the

eyes. This

least

was what she was doing. She was smoking a cigarette.

take

the

message

to

heart

themselves.

it

Why should we care if they don’t?

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and Learning

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Room

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controversial

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means turning

who

rades

off Couric,

NBC

com-

think they can learn to

race a Super-G by joking around

with the cocky Bode Miller, then so be

it.

and

stuffy

I

will take the slightly old

Williams

international

and

for

flair

his

sports

any day.

to

organs?

bill is

a hot

The idea of presumed consent of organ donation has many wondering what will happen to their bodies after

Vanessa Parker

they die.

Ontarians currently have to state

Opinion

whether they want to donate organs by filling out a donor card

my

not they are for or against organ

I organs away after I die. no point in keeping them when I definitely won’t be using For some though, their them. strong religious beliefs wouldn’t

donating.

make

or write so in a will.

do

Many

forget

see

so. it

is

easy for Ontarians

whether or

to neglect the topic of

Many

Ontarians don’t have the

piece of paper or even

remember

being given an organ donor card when they received their driver’s licence.

this

someone

is

ing organs

is

drastically low.

CBC’s website on

Feb. 17 stated

were 142 organ donations in Ontario, and hundreds of people were on and are still on that last year there

Also across

lists.

2004, nearly 250 people Canada died while waiting in

for a transplant.

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There is a clear problem that needs to be addressed.

with their organs

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their organs is

New

Democrat

MPP

introduced

it

to

the

In

to

handle

is

the

it.

Canada, about 14

in

every one

million people donate their organs

Spain and

after they die. Portugal,

the United States have donor rates

cumbersome.

Kormos, who drafted the

away

just don’t feel that taking

a person’s right of choice

course lunches and dinners.

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There are many things wrong with presuming

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like to watch the interacand competitive spirit between athletes who in any other circumstance would never be

winter.

(donating your

Currently,

c

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Do you consent

to

CONESTOGA

When watch the Olympic Games, whether it's summer or

in the car.

have no problem with parents displaying a Baby on Board sign, but if they do so, they should at

attention,

thinking that per-

story to tell?

If that

commercials, athlete montages and blatant push of American patriotism made you feel as though you were sitting on the floor of George Bush’s living

it

in

Lauer and the other

of the event. glorified

wrong

I

haps that would be an interesting

brought together.

CBC coverage from the socalled NBC coverage. The endless

showcased and American athletes. The

their athletes are

tion

competitors unless

and one or two other top runners, and aired a taped version only

how

and have no real interest or knowledge in how the Virgin Islands produced a contender in the luge, or how Kenya had an athlete in cross-

Am

showcased and glorified American athletes. The network failed to show other only

they selected the American athletes

NBC

interested in

performing,

country skiing.

to be in tune to.

1

wasn’t the mother

their

Other small things differentiate

view-

vehicle.

noticed the mother driving

herself that caught

but

this.

The other day on

CBC

As I proceeded through the intersection I passed the car only to find a baby sntig ass a bug in a car seat in the back seat of the

Opinion

the

.

why I’m

athletes, including events and personal stories.

NBC, on the other hand, often had a morning broadcast and an evening broadcast, from which

alone

informing drivers to drive extra carefully while in the vicinity of a vehicle displaying the sign.

and

other

room, with a flag in your hand and on your face. Understandably, part of the reason lor NBC's selective coverage is because many viewers are only a smile

differences

was not. Then I thought maybe she was

Ricker

sign.

recognized

NBC

several

promote and sensationalize Canadian athletes and their personal stories, but they seemed to do a much better job of airing

to take into account the safety of her child while clearly she herself

Tara

the vehicle.

The “Baby on Board"

are

ning performance or an impressive or injury. To be fair. CBC did

mother expected perfect strangers

of a vehicle from time to time,

alerting us that a small child

televi-

show other comwas a medal-win-

spill

doing an impressive job at bringing races, performances and medal ceremonies live and up to the minute.

I

sign dangling from the rear win-

dow

main

to it

broadcasted Olympic events throughout the majority of the day,

Take your own advice before sharing We

athletes.

the other

network failed petitors unless

CBC

Olympic Games

games

there

between ers need

years, they have placed the major-

focus on American athletes and few others. Television audiences have been waiting for four years for these

was

Olympic Ciames, lead by veteran anchor Brian Williams. The Canadian-based statioti did its fair share of showcasing Canadian athletes and their personal sob stories,

Opinion

gions

of the

CBC

flag-waving

sion network that broadcasted the

all of that. NBC has been covering the Olympics for many years now, and for many

ity

um,

superstars, err,

Grifferty

snowy, cold trail alter them. They were all names that went hand in hand with the 2006 Olympics. The Winter Olympics arrived, in Turin, Italy. There were a staggering 80 nations participating in the games, including North and South Korea marching in under one flag, one athlete from Barbados and a team from Spain with no luggage or equipment. However, if you turned to the coverage provided by NBC, you started to forget

logo wearing,

shot,

their country

the podium,

— Page 5

2006

6,

101 in Olympic coverage

Jacobellis,

They

SPOKE, March

Peter

bill

and

provincial

ranging from 20 to 32 per million. I propose Ontario takes measures to

have

it'

stated

on your

many

driver’s

states

do,

legislature

licence,

transplants.

whether you are in favour of donating your organs. American licences have red hearts printed on them meaning the driver is willing to donate his or her

on Feb. 16, said its aim is to reduce the number of awaiting die who people

The

bill states that Ontario hospishould be able to freely harvest organs unless a dying patient

tals

objects beforehand.

There are many things wrong with presuming someone is OK with their organs being harvested. I have no problem with giving

like

organs. If

Ontario

is

to pass a bill that

makes organ donation mandatory, the government needs to do so carefully, ensuring those

support

it

who

can easily opt out.

don’t


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— SPOKE, March

6,

News

2006

comeback

Natural medicine making a By TARA RICKER

multi-faceted nature of health and

conduct and make biochem-

In addition, they

disease requires a personalized and

practical use of the latest

We

have

all

heard that everything

was once in style eventually comes back into style. It appears that is no longer just the case for

botanicals,

fashion, but also for medicine.

tions;

that

making a being pushed aside

Naturopathic medicine

comeback

after

is

involving

research

ical

comprehensive approach nosis and treatment.

nutrition,

homeopathy and other

“Naturopathic doctors

natural treatments.

many

For

such as ulcerative

menopause,

asthma,

and chronic

whole person taking

and condi-

diseases

tlu,

treat

all

the

of these

factors into account,” he said.

colitis,

Dronyk

obesity

fatigue, treatments

diag-

to

said he believes that in

20 years health

the next

can

treated the

way

will be

should be, taking

by "scientific medicine." medicine and "Naturopathic treatments have entered a new era

be primary and even curative. Naturopathic doctors also func-

rejuvenation," said William Dronyk. a naturopathic doctor in

work,

patients to an appropriate medical

are going to finally consider soul,

Kitchener.

specialist such as an oncologist or a

spirit

surgeon. Naturopathic therapies can be employed within that con-

their patients.”

of

Naturopathic medicine

is

a form

of primary health care that has been practised in North

America since

1900s. In 1925, Ontario

the early

formally recognized

it

under the

Drugless Practitioners Act. “Naturopathic doctors recognize

body to identify and

within an

tion

text to

for

example,

complement

treatment most

heal itself and act to

appropriate to his or her specific

said Dronyk.

to its recovery,”

“Symptoms

are seen

best

overall

medical condition. Naturopathic medicine was popu-

and widely available throughout

to

(Photo by Tara Ricker)

Consumers are now purchasing alternative natural supplements as opposed to medication prescribed by family doctors. These

thousands of naturopathic doctors and

patients

patients using naturopathic therapies.

care.

is like

Some

medicine.

medical doctors

very comfortable co-treating

who

receive

naturopathic

Other medical doctors are

pill

many

physicians in prac-

caused a temporary decline of naturopathic medicine and most other methods of natural healing, said Dronyk. By the 1970s, however, the Canadian public was becoming increasingly disenchanted with conventional medicine. The pro-

Oliver of Kitchener. “Patients

eases since ancient times.

found

receive naturopathic treatment are

The earliest doctors and worked with herbs, foods, and

healers water,

tissue manipulation, gen-

treatments that do not obscure the

own

healing powers.

ventional medicine were

main tools and to advocate a healthy dose of primary prevention. their

tice

who

obvious, and millions of Canadians

down

to

look for new

options and alternatives.

naturopathic doctors are experiencing noteworthy

all

who

run into complications

to

the road.”

may

be happy

at first, but will

expe-

rience a downfall with the treatment

they receive sooner than expected. “I think naturopathic doctors are

in innovative natural medical research and are looking

misleading their patients in a big way,” she said. “It is bound to blow

successes,

leadership

Carnation sales

body.

a patient’s

symptoms but

By STEPH BAULK

help cure

at the

same

on the type of medicine prescribed, it can cause damage to an internal organ,” he said. "Medical doctors don’t take the time to look at the whole picture.” Health and disease results from a complex of physical, mental, emotime, depending

social

environmental,

genetic,

tional,

and other

total health

also includes

spiritual health, naturopathic doctors

encourage individuals to pursue their personal spiritual development.”

medicine

recog-

nizes the harmonious functioning

of

all

aspects of the individual as

being

essential

health.

to

The

Did

you

get

ing up people asking

SWAK

a

this

If you did, don’t worry, bad thing.

it's

not a

It just means you were one of the 250 people who received a carnation, which was Sealed with Alumni Kisses, or two Hershey Kisses. The Alumni Association sold the

Door

carnations inside

on Feb. 14 staff

give a

to

little

to that special person.

Monica

Himmelman,

alumni

and annual fund

relations

5

and

to students, faculty

who wanted

something

Door

3 and

officer,

said this year the carnations sold

out by noon, which

was

a record

for them.

“We were usually

“We (Photo by Steph Baulk)

Margie Williams, development and alumni assistant (left to right), Beti Canet, development officer, and Monica Himmelman, alumni relations

and annual fund

officer,

sold carnations that were

sealed with alumni kisses by Door 5 on Feb. 14. They sold carnations before noon, which was a record for sales.

if

they got

were,"

usually

sell

out by 1:30 p.m.

or 2 p.m., but by lunch hour no flowers left.”

Himmelman

jokingly

250

we had

said

didn’t even have to call

upon her

pick up a carnation this year. call-

flowers

may

“Last year was a Monday, but

we

also had a blizzard,” she said. it

“So I being a Monday morning

and there being a weren’t

lot

of snow, there

many people on campus.

services at the college.

many students were unaware of naturopathic medicine and decided to pursue a initially

naturopathic doctor career as a sec-

ond or third career, said Scott. “With the introduction of new naturopathic programs and the regulation of

new provinces and

naturopathic medicine a

first

choice for

many

She said many

is

states,

becoming

students.”

universities

are

and alternative medical societies on their campuses indicating that students are seeking an alternative form of medical schooling. “As naturopathic medicine grows in popularity and acceptance, so does the pool of prospective naturopathic doctors in training.”

year

really

added

to

said

it,”

ping by to look

stop-

at the T-shirts,

so

it

was really great.” The Clothesline Project, which was sponsored by the Women’s Resource Group and CSI, was an event where students decorated 25 shirts with messages about healthy relationships.

The Alumni Association

sells

This year was a nice day and I think on Tuesday. Wednesday and

carnations for two reasons.

Thursday you get the most people on campus.”

roses and secondly, because carna-

Himmelman

liked that a lot of the

students were buying the flowers

“We

get everybody buying, but

just a nice event for students,”

she said.

they are

much

“We

keep it really affordable for them and I think the kids had a lot of fun (with the cartry to

nations).”

Conestoga’s

also first

loved

that

Clothesline

Roses have

a

in transit really

quickly.

event of the

said

SWAK

is

an

Alumni Association of

Conestoga and if they realize they have made any profit from their sales the money goes toward the alumni scholarship. “But it was a break-even event this year and they planned it that way,” she said. “So it really is to

are starting,

Project being with us.

time of year.”

think they

First,

expensive then

tions last a lot longer.

Project was at Dgor 3 with the Alumni Association. “I loved the whole Clothesline I

less

tendency to bruise

Himmelman

this year.

Himmelman she

come and

“Usually near the end. I’m

big reason the

think

said

Himmelman. “People were

have sold out faster this year is because there were more students on campus said Himmelman.

it’s

way before we said Himmelman.

sold out

family and friends to all

A

medicine,”

manager of student

Patricia Scott,

this

their flowers yet,” she said.

Valentines?

declining, indicating a trend that

now sponsoring complementary

factors.

bloom

in full

last few years with enrolment at the college on the rise. “The average age of applicants is

Formerly,

may

“Medical medicine

Naturopathic

providing

clinical

of

naturopathic

“Since

Oliver said patients

with the results

licensed

in con-

medical doctors are pleased with how rapidly patients are turning their heads to a naturopathic approach. “It’s a quick fix,” said Dr. Gillian

However, not

likely

were inspired

work

are willing to

junction with naturopathic doctors.”

becoming

“Today,

Today’s naturopathic doctors continue to use these therapies as

of con-

College

students are preparing early, before

human

“There are

Canadian

Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto

or during university, for a career in

native medicine providers,” he said.

clinical limitations

full

of the problem,” he said.

they are open to working with alter-

of a large medical system

to

in

is

without even looking into the root

like antibiotics, the institutionaliza-

“Patients can ask their physicians if

causing the problem.” Naturopathic medicine, sometimes called “naturopathy,” was first used in Canada a little over 100 years ago. But the natural therapies and the philosophy on which naturopathy is based have been effectively used to treat dis-

body’s

believe in giving their patients

a quick fix by prescribing a

increasing use of “miracle drugs”

unreceptive to alternative therapies.

tion

tle

who

human body

of “scientific discovery and

rise

the

different layers to find the layer

fasting

“Medical doctors are the ones

an onion, you have to expose

problem,” he said. “A

However, the medicine,”

medicine

naturopathic force.”

store.

Dronyk said medicine prescribed by medical doctors contains harmful chemicals that are damaging the

on symptomatic treatment without looking for the root of the

solely

said.

movement back

“I believe the

over the

than suppressing symptoms, he said.

focus

and

has noticed the growing movement

are

doctors

rest

Oliver’s response.

of naturopathic medical schools and

“Many medical

any health food

regiment for health, he

The

underlying causes of illness rather

were a number

diet,

up in their faces one of these days.” Dronyk laughed when he heard

of opinions regarding naturopathic there

looking at

forward to an unlimited future and potential,” said Dronyk. Medical doctors have a wide range

lar

Around 1920,

start

to

realize that they have

at

Canada well 20th century.

treating

supplements are readily available

body to return to health.” The goal of naturopathic treatment is to identify and eliminate the

into the early part of the

and emotions when

exercise as being part of the whole

as manifestations of the efforts of the

professionals

Medical doctors are going

used by conventionally trained medical doctors. The result is a team-care approach that recognizes the

health

wake up and

the treatments

the needs of the patient to receive

whole aspect of a

being.

believe

“I

referring

the inherent ability of the

remove obstacles

into account the

human

frame-

integrated

it

raise

awareness and

have a little mid-terms can be a pretty heavy

fun on campus. it

to

When


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6,

2006

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— SPOKE, March

6,

Feature

2006

Conestoga College experiences 40 Polar Plunge zanies $5,

100

raise

for charity

By BENJAMIN RICHMOND

cake. People were

still

wrapped

in

towels, wearing wet bathing suits

Since the early '80s, students

at

Conestoga College have been stripping down and plunging into the cold Canadian winter. This year Conestoga celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Polar 16.

C

-1

came down

rain

as

a

crowd of spectators gathered outside the Blue

pond for because the

jump

safety reasons ice

was too

1981 as a way to raise money.

fundraisers like the Polar Plunge.

One by

one, the plungers were

announced as they made their way With the crowd cheer-

foundations

student,

into the water twice

said the water

expected. “The that bad, the

and

was colder than he

and stroke prevention. Gauci said have four

researchers

money

came

these effects to occur, one would have to be in the water for about 30 minutes. In case any medical problems arose, paramedics were on hand to assist with

any medical problems. After all the plungers jumped, everyone met in the Blue Room for warm soup, hot chocolate and

“We showed some

work,” Jackson

&

• •

available positions

exhilarating

Dress for success to make a great

first

lots

-

of copies on hand

770

a

tinue it going in the years to come.” Gauci said Conestoga’s Polar Plunge is one of the liiore unique fundraisers.

The event has

plunges.

recently their

The University of

is

also doing a plunge this

“This

the

raise

:->>i

proud of the

25th anniver-

been going for over

sary. “It’s

CSI

received

stand out from the crow'd!

~R'.

is

its

the

is it

all,”

Students signed up for the event office,

their

money

to

where they

pledge forms

jump

to

into the cold

The plungers wore a variety of colourful costumes to entertain

Buisman, along with fellow foundations students Ted Bennet and Matt Woolvett. got one of their teachers to sponsor them to jump. Handsaeme said one of the reasons he jumped into the pool was to raise money. “You're helping out a really good cause and it’s obviously a fun

the crowd on hand.

thing to do.”

water.

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond) :n the Student Client Services

year

said Gauci.

Sep To S^ipicy/KcrU Cuc-ess

Career Service: is locaUd

in

(Conestoga) unique place that started

CAREER SERVICES i .t!

next

quarter of a century and we’ll con-

police

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for

Jackson said CSI event being

year.

unpression

Network on your own instead of in groups,

he

already.”

at

and have

and

in a heartbeat.

Guelph has held a polai' plunge for the past two years, and Sheridan

up an Employer Guide Book to get the inside scoop

Letter critiqued,

student,

experience

would do it again “We’re planning

& businesses attending

Have your Resume and Cover

third-year

planned a routine with his friend for the event and said it was an

College

Visit tlis Career Services office to pick

a

management

business

own

Job Fair Preparation Tips

on

said.

Kyle Handsaeme,

sparked other schools to hold

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strong

spirit today.”

Every participant received a package of gifts, including the Polar Plunge touque, “as a token of our appreciation for their hard

for

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out should be proud of them-

school

water are an increased heart rate, frostbite and, eventually, hypothermia. However, in order

stays in our region, for our

community.” This year’s event raised more than $5,100, which is up about $2,000 from last year. Jackson said everyone who raised money and

second time was even

paramedic student, Jerry Vanleeuwen, said he agreed that the water did not get any warmer the second time. “I’ve done it before and I didn’t expect it the first time ... the second time was a little worse.” Aside from the initial shock, some effects of jumping into cold

University of

the

at

“The majority of our

Waterloo.

selves.

First-year

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and thin.

Hence, an inflated pool, filled with ice, cold water and snow, was set up beside the pond. With a crowd of bundled-up students and faculty waiting their arrival, about 40 plungers lined up at the door, inside the college.

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success.”

into

For the second consecutive year, the

with a bang.

Plunge for Conestoga, but for the Heart and Stroke Foundation as well. Both the college and the foundation started the event in

Room.

plungers were unable to

giant leap into the ice cold water

the event and he said he was impressed with the turnout at the

at

This year not only marked the 25th anniversary of the Polar

in

freezing

and took a

president. Matt Jackson, was

just right for the occasion. Light

covered

their bathing suits

up.

CSI

Polar Plunge. “The event went off

perature at

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for

a big splash at the Polar Plunge,

(Photo by Jon Yaneff)

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(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

A crowd

of students

gathered around the pool

to

cheer on the participants as they plunged

into the

cold water.

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond)

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CSI president, Matt Jackson, helps out by shovelling more snow

into the cold water.

Some

participants took a minute to

soak

in

the cold water

pool before retreating to the warmth of the college.

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the


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Youth use gambling to escape By BENJAMIN

RICHMOND

skyrocketed

in the last six

— Page 11

2006

life

months.

The McGill survey showed

With the growing popularity of poker over the

pa.st

year,

become more of

has

gambling

a mainstream

addiction.

Much

adolescents with gambling problems come

from

backgrounds and males and females. Young gamblers are often still stu.social

all

include

both

young people

dents,

who

participate in varied types of gant-

home

with their parents.

adults,

like

with cards, sports

bling activities,

betting, lottery tickets,

games of skill

most for

part,

are single and

and the Internet being the five most popular forms. As reported in a

money. According

recent survey

main reasons

by McGill University, 80 per cent of adolescents between 2 and 17 have gambled during the 1

and 30 per cent of them gamble at lea.st once a week. Four to eight per cent of adolescents are reported to have a serious gambling past year

problem.

The survey

showed

akso

that chil-

dren often begin gambling with their family and friends when they are

around the age of

10.

Jennifer Beers, a problem

gam-

counsellor with

Homewood

Community Addiction

Services in

bling

Guelph, said children are more likely to develop a gambling addiction than

adults,

because

they

are

exposed to it at a young age. She added children get the wrong message about gambling because they only see the positive outcomes.

“Most parents come home and tell when they win money at

their kids

the casino, but people usually don’t .say

anything

when

they lose.”

Another source where children only see the glamour of gambling is Beers said the poker always show the winners’ excitement when they win, however, the children never see the negative effect gambling has on the lo.sers. “Kids think it’s (gambling) a television.

games on

great

way

TV

to

make

a living, but they

never see the losers go

Homewood

has

home

been

broke.”

helping

problem gamblers since 1998, and Beers has been with the service for three years. Beers said

Homewood

has seen an increase in the number

of callers because of the rising popularity

bling.

of television and online gam-

“We

have seen a

boom

in the

number of people calling in for help. Compared to numbers (of callers) from the first couple of years, we have seen an increase of about 300 per cent.”

Beers added the number of young problem gamblers in particular has

at

adolescents do not gamble

sole

the

live

For the

reason

of winning

to the survey, the three

gamble enjoyment

adole.scents

are the excitement and

of the game, to relieve boredom

and

to relieve feelings of depres-

“A lot of times, young people use gambling as an e.scape from

sion.

boredom or depression. They gamble as a way to numb themselves,” said Susan McLaren, a social worker from St. Mary’s Counselling Service in Kitchener. This free and confidential service has been a community program of

Mary’s Hospital since 1999 and is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. McLaren said St.

people

who

(Photo by Benjamin Richmond) enticing adolescents to participate, increasing the risk of youth developing gambling addictions. Children often begin gambling around the age of 10 with family and friends.

The recent

popularity of poker

think they have a prob-

lem should call a coun.selling service and get an assessment. “Then

begin chasing their bets

they

this

(counselling

come up with

can

service)

a treatment plan for

the individual.”

Counsellors will help young gam-

overcome their addiction by showing them the negative effects of gambling. “The first thing I would do is change the gambling habits and reduce the harm,” said McLaren.

Some of

the approaches counseluse to aid young gamblers are setting money and time limits for lors

them and balancing gambling with activities

McLaren

win

their

money

in

order to

back. However,

only leads to further problems

for the gamblers, such as feeling guilty, lying to their families

blers

other

is

said she

in

their

lives.

recommends peo-

do not gamble alone, take breaks from the game and never use credit. “Gambling is not a way to make money. With gambling, people tend to spend more money than with ple

stealing

money

to

support

and their

habit.

A

gambling

addiction

could

eventually lead a young person to a life of increased crime, disruption

of relationships and impaired academic and work performance. Beers said there are several signs of problem gambling people can look for if they think they, or some-

one they know, has a gambling problem. These signs include one’s loss of interest in other activities,

McLaren added

that

gambling

problems often escalate for people if they do not .seek help. “People develop a tolerance level for gambling. They may start by losing $100, but then they increase their bets.”

She said gambling becomes a problem once people start increasing the amount of time and money they spend on it. After losing money, problem gamblers often

taking over

is

problem amongst stuuniversities and colleges.

dents in

ative effect, not only

doing friends

on the person

but on their families and

it,

as

Burgess said the

well.

“As a social activity it’s (gambling) up there with pot use or alcohol

can help students by working with

abuse.”

them

counselling services

the college

at

to find the best solutions to

Beers added the Internet has made

their problems. If a student requires

gambling more easily accessible

more in-depth counselling, they can be referred to a counselling service

than ever before.

“A

of online

lot

gambling can even be done in class.” A study by the Responsible Gambling Council (RGC) found that people between 18 and 24 are amongst the most likely group to engage in gambling activities. In 2005. RGC launched a problem gambling advertising campaign to let

young people know how

to help

community. Burgess added the

in the

first

step for

students is to talk to someone about it. “If a student has a problem with gambling, or knows a friend with a problem, they can come here and

about it.” Burgess said although there are

talk to a counsellor

many

negative sides to the recent

gambling,

themselves with their problem. The

attention

having no money or additional money, absences from school or work, lying and stealing money.

campaign targeted students in postsecondary institutions, and let them know where to get help in their com-

side

munity.

and get help.” People seeking help for gambling problems can contact Homewood Community Addiction Services, by phone at 519-836-5733, or St. Mary’s Counselling Service at 519-

increased

interest

in

Despite these problematic signs,

other activities.”

Beers said gambling as the leading

gambling has gone

undeforms of addiction. Beers said most young people do not feel the need to hide their gambling behaviour from their families. “Gambling is widely accepted in society.” Although it is often viewed as a harmless behaviour, the long term effects of gambling on youth are as serious as drinking or drug use. tected

compared

relatively

to other

Students

at

Conestoga can seek

help from the counselling services in

Room

2B04. Brenda Burgess, a counsellor at the college, said students need to know there is no reason to be embarrassed to talk to

someone about

way

problem. “The only help

is

to reach out for

their

they can get

it.”

Not unlike an alcohol or drug gambling can have a neg-

is

bling

on gambling, the positive

the problems related to

are

now

out

in

“People are willing to

the

talk

gamopen.

about

it

745-2585. Other sources for youth gambling can be found through the

Ontario Helpline online

Problem at

Gambling

1-888-230-3505, or

at friends4friends.ca.

addiction,

CSI ’s photographer loves her job By CHANTELLETIMPERLEY Business

at

Shooters, Conestoga

Students Inc.’s (CSI) photography studio, is picking up.

Melanie Sander, originally from Alma, Ont., is a 2005 Fanshawe graduate. She was hired as Shooters’ photographer in November 2005 by Judy Dusick, CSI general manager, and Janie Renwick, CSI office manager, after responding to a newspaper ad. It is Sander’s first industry Job, and so far she is enjoying her new home. “It’s nice to come out of college and then actually be working in one,” she said. “I love being here and I

love

my job.

It’s

great.”

Sander said although her new job has been nerve-wracking, Conestoga has been very

welcoming to her. “Everyone seems really friendly so far, and I really like it here,” she

comfortable place.” Sander has been running her own photography business since she said. “It’s a

was in college, taking pictures of weddings and other various events. She said right now she is looking forward to moving into her new

sitting fee,

which includes a comcan opt for the $135

posite. Students

package

that includes a composite and four sheets of one 8x10, four 4 X 10s, two 5 X 7s and eight walletsized photos. They can also choose to pay $35 for one sheet of any of those

that are included in the package.

“I

love being here love

my

and

I

job.”

Melanie Sander, Shooters photographer

There is no sitting fee for anyone wanting regular photos, which include passport, family and individual shots. For photography other than graduation photos that take longer than 15 minutes, two appointments in a row must be booked. Prices are in the

studio,

which

will

be in the new

Student Centre, set to open in September of this year. She is at the school Monday through Friday to take photos for school events, graduation, family and any other portrait photographs.

Graduation photos will have a $25

same range

as

graduation photos. Passport photos are $10.

Students wishing to book an appointment with Sander can do so at www.conestogastudents.com by providing their names and student numbers. Payments can be made in the

CSI

office.

(Photo

Melanie Sander Shooters. calling

Any

is

the

new photographer

inquiries

748-5131

,

ext.

1

by Chantelle-Timpertey)

photo studio, about photo packages can be made by

9.

for CSI’s


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— SPOKE. March

6,

Entertainment

2006

Healthy eats around corner -u

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Week of March

6.

2006

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY The

Libra

popular bars and clubs, where the beer is always flowing and the people just keep coming. But if you

September 23 October 22

Some hints are being thrown your way this week, Aries. Pay what your

special

attention

friends

and family are saying,

especially

to

they're a

if

more

little

experienced. Lucky day:

time to get your attendance

It's

record

missed a lot of classes and staying home won't help you leam any-

You have

thing.

April 20

May

-

to

rededicate

Scorpio October 23

20

November your old yearbook and reminisce about your past glory and achievements, Taurus. Then,

-

21

how

ean you

have continued success? Lucky dav: 6

slightly is

there

around' the

a restaurant that

is becoming all the rage. The Cornerstone restaurant is known by the locals as one of the

also

best places for vegetarians, vegans

newly installed beer taps help to quench your thirst and help keep

Pull out

look to the future,

look farther, corner,

and adventurous meat eaters alike. Located at the corner of Wyndham and Carden streets, the restaurant features a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. Tea, coffees and

yourself Lucky day; 10

8

Taurus

m

You’ve

Libra.

straight,

downtown Guelph many of the city’s most

centre of

features

Are you

of feeling out of

tired

loop with your family and

the

Maybe

year-

the restaurant’s tables full,

round.

As you walk

into this tiny but

you’d call them once and a while you’d have an idea of what is going on.

cosy restaurant, the chance to seat yourself and place your own order

Lucky day:

is

friends, Scorpio?

if

7

available to those in a rush, or the

wait staff

more than

is

willing to

Gemini L

May

21

Sagittarius November 22 December 21

June 2

-

Are you getting frustrated with school and work and want to

you

drop off the face of the planet, Sagittarius? Well don’t. You’ve come a long way and don’t have

when you

but

make

it

worry,

double. This song strikes

a chord with stressing.

how you’ve been

Lucky

much

day: 10

Cancer June 22

-

Lucky day; 7

farther to go.

Capricorn December 22

July 22

-

throughout

Some

the

believe this

is

it is

tarians

a

common

Someone

thought into

Lucky day: 6

away. Lucky day:

in

your

life is

how you

some

can solve

these problems non-violently

and

if that

doesn’t

July 23

-

N.

first

work walk

you

sonable cost.

smell for vege-

less than $9,

to

By BENJAMIN RICHMOND Everybody’s gotta have a dream. Terrence Howard, the star of Hustle & Flow, may achieve one of his dreams on March 5, if he wins an Oscar at the 78th annual Academy Awards. Howard is nominated in the best actor in a leading role category for

1

Aquarius

Nw*

January 20 February 18

August

22 Cruising the hall you pass that one person who’s caught your eye

from day one. As you glance his or her direction,

in

you notice

them glancing back. Don’t look away, but make sure to smile.

Lucky day:

1

,

CjM iy 1

As time

February

passes, Virgo, previous

seemed like a big deal now seem petty. Perhaps you should call the person you fought with and have a good laugh over it.

Besides, you’ve been missing her.

Lucky day:

8

9

-

March 20

fights that

him or

1

If

your birthday

Pisces,

make

sure

falls this week, you show some

of the attention A ‘thank you’ goes a long way. Or, if you’re feeling forgotten on your birthday, throw a party. Lucky day: 6 appreciation to

the wall-length

all

you’re receiving.

&

Howard plays Memphis pimp going

the film,

DJay, a through a

mid-life

as $5,

Many

all

for a rea-

of the dishes are

and can start at as little which helps keep the tables

crisis,

who

to finance his

for diners to

the bustling

work.

will

rants

feel.

Howard captured the character of an aggressive, disrespectful pimp with

a second-year

journalism student holding in the

palm of

his

hand.

fate

life.

is

the friendly staff, the alter-

menu

choices and the

The prime

you choose to venand the food and atmosphere should be what keeps you coming back for more.

ture

inside,

Oscar some

Hustle

&

new

fresh,

Flow

hip hop

is what the movie is The title song from the movie. It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp, was nominated for best orig-

music, which about.

song at the Oscars. Despite the acting and music, I do feel this movie ran too long at inal

my

a dream of becoming a somebody.

116 minutes. In

Howard seemed comfortable

story does not really pick

in his

homey

location should be

the reason that

all

What separates this hip hop movie from others, is the performance by Howard. Fresh off his role in Crash,

chat and observe

What sets it apart from other downtown and mainstream restau-

opinion, the

up

which could be seen through the Memphis accent and street slang

about 30 minutes into the movie,

he used.

his notepad.

From slowly his

mouth

others.

lifting

a cigarette to

combing back his Howard’s portrayal of to

is right on target. At the same time Howard shows

an oily lowlife

the audience that, despite his cruel

and demeaning nature, DJay

human

Skinny Black,

being,

who

is

a

has feelings for

Aside from Howard’s

brilliant

when DJay The

starts writing lines in

30 minutes of the movie which is when DJay goes to meet Skinny Black. The character of Skinny is the typical famous rapper type, complete with gold teeth and crystal in hand. Although there are some last

also failed to hold me,

slow points in the film. Hustle & Flow does have a solid story, brilliant acting and fresh new music.

Casinos, video lottery terminals, Proline, lottery tickets; the opportunities to gamble are everywhere. For many it feels like a harmless means of entertainment, but gambling becomes a problem when the behaviour begins to interfere with your family, personal or school life.

Gamblers Anonymous has a

list

how

of twenty questions to determine

how gambling

is

do you go back to try to recuperate what you lost the day before? Have you claimed to win money that you really lost? Do you ever hide betting slips or lottery tickets from your family? After winning, do you have a strong urge to return and win more? These are just some indications that gambling is a problem in affecting you. For example,

often

life.

you are worried that your level of gambling is no longer fun and you need help to stop, a counsellor. Special community programs for people with gambling problems as well as self-help groups are available in our area. Like other addictions, problem gambling can destroy your life. Sadly, that’s one thing you can bet on. talk to

A Message Visit

until

role,

If

is

sit,

downtown

offered

a demo, which he plans to give to a

your

Brandon Walker

summer. The Cornerstone

performance.

Jerry curl,

artist.

In the

movie DJay struggles to reassure himself his plan to meet Black

way toward his career in rap music. He bases his music on his experiences as a pimp and the hardships that come along with the lifestyle. Along with his friends, DJay lays down enough tracks to put together famous rap

the tiny restaurant.

played by Ludacris. Throughout

become a rap artist. DJay

women

partially

because of the different types of tables and sitting areas throughout

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Problem Gambling

Pisces

August 23 September 22

2005 drama. Hustle

uses drugs and

hi to a stranger this

Virgo

In

attempts to

week, Aquarius. Open yourself up to new experiences and new people. You might be surprised at what you find out and experience. And it might make those winter blues go away. Lucky day: 10

Say

make

dishes which

diners.

favourite

'Actor hustles for

Flow.

,

many

of course,

are,

at the restaurant

inviting,

other regular restaurant,

the

to

tell

and vegans who tend

his role in the

Leo

There

the

asking

for violence, Capricorn. Put

part of the appeal for

warm and

is

due

January 19

Take some time for yourself this week. Cancer. Maybe you need to go and get a massage or even go to a chiropractor. Your body and mind have been out of whack.

the

The atmosphere

restaurant.

small space, others will that

Cornerstone varies from day to day, which is at

with local students.

filled

native

while the cooks prepare your delicacy. The smell of spices, teas, sauces and baked goods is promi-

nent

arouse the senses by making common dishes into something new.

The menu

and

alternative to dining out.

vegan diners many more options that they would not be able to find in any

of the

features

extensive rnenu, and you can watch

Gemini, don’t worry, be happy. In every life we have some trouble

the

all

vegan cuisine as a more healthy

Grifferty)

offers vegetarian

offers a small but quaint patio area

meal. The wall-length blackboard displays

The Cornerstone

blackboard daily, but diners can usually expect a few things new on the menu each visit. Vegan perogies, vegan chili, three bean burritos and roasted red pepper quesadillas offer vegetarian and

take your order and serve you your

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News

A

A

yellow arm band signals

skier

For

who

nio.st .student.s

are single,

balance the busy of .school, work, hobbies

difficult

lifestyle

to

and dating. But imagine the convenience and enjoyment if you

some of those

could combine

activ-

For skiers and snowboarders,

ities.

now a reality, thanks to the newest craze of ski dating. that is

Ski dating

bandwagon that eastern Quebec has a

is

Ski Bromont in Jumped on, and

creating quite

it’s

Skiers interested in ski

the buzz.

amiband

dating are given an

to tie

around their sleeve to signal their interest in meeting .someone who could potentially become more than

The romantic p.m., howev-

just a chairlift partner.

runs are open until

1

1

skiers arc then invited to take the

er,

sparks

inside

and continue

their

race to the finish line of love.

A green ann band symbolizes the

that

is open and willing to up a conversation, take a

skier

strike

down the mountain, and even cap off the night with romantic run

some

potential non-skiing activities.

that the

interested in meeting

is

people and making small

new

talk, but

the action will stay

by offering speed dating,

further

a two-minute chance to see

Ski Bromont has 4b lit trails open during their ski date nights that allow for many flirtatious and

can strike up a connection with a member of the opposite sex, before moving on to the next candidate.

romantic

chairlift rides

and

ski rac-

romantically located by the .lust like

fire.

sounds, speed dating

it

if

is

you

All these elements have increa.sed

ing for every level of skier.

the

While some may argue that the opportunity to meet someone on

which lias been open since 1964. and has skiers travelling as far as

slopes

the

pretty

is

Bromont has taken

it

easy.

and cut out any questions daters tnay have.

Ski

a step further that the

Participating in

and wearing an arman open invitation to let

ski date nights

band

is

popularity

Montreal

to

of the

try

out

ski

resort

their

many

moguls and half pipes. While ski dating is becoming quite successful in Quebec, the question is whether or not the icy matchmaking service would work slopes,

know that you are available, and more than interested in meeting that special someone. According to the Toronto Star in a Feb. 16 article, boarder and Bromont employee Marie Elaine Dion met her match during one of

years, has seen more than his share of nirting and hook-ups while working and riding on the slopes.

the mountain’s ski date nights. “1

“It’s

unreal the

I’m an early success story!” said Dion. If the idea of meeting someone on

who

not only

others

gue.ss

here in Ontario.

(Photo by Kristin Griffertyj

Alex Barkhouse, a snow boarder and employee at Glen Eden Ski and Snowboard Centre for the past two

amount of people

flirt

with each other,

flirt with you,” Barkhouse said. “Even behind goggles and shades.

ADAM HANNON

is

guitarist takin' care

Randy Bachman is still of business. Bachman has released more than three dozen albums

clear

that the third instalment of Final

no longer has any-

Destination

do with the storyline, but more so with carnage and mind thing to

since his professional career started

1

The story is fairly well known. Someone foresees the future and inadvertently saves six other lives

The opening scene is long and drawn out, with several long-last-

while attempting to rescue his or

ing shots that could have illustrat-

her own.

ed

Death then comes after these seven people, in the order they

sequences.

in,

because no

one can cheat death.

So why make a sequel? And then another one? it’s

no longer about

the

story.

any sequel. Final Destination 2 merely milked more money out of something that seemed to have worked well the time.

But a third one? Why bother? It’s no longer going to captivate the audience, because they already know what’s going to happen to the seven characters. Except, that’s not necessarily

that.

that’s not all the third film

has to captivate

its

audience. Each

On

The main

character,

who

origi-

nally foresees the initial accident, has a younger sister. The two of them have a di.sjoint-

relationship

me

the

film

in

memory He

singles

Bachman took about trip down

lane at Kitchener’s Centre

of business in

Up and cookies.”

behind

Who

how

1

and Bachman Turner Overdrive classics were written. The crowd learned about the Bob Dylan song Ballad in Plain D which inspired She’s Come Undone, and about how the Guess Who used to

Guess

the

of

trio

keyboardist/guitaristZvocalist Colin Arthur, bassist Mick Dalla-Vee and

drummer Roge

Belanger.

Bachman’s opening song. Prairie Town, was good and sounded almost as good as it did on the original recording. However, a more upbeat number, or at least a bigger hit, would have been a better way to kick off his set.

After Prairie Town, every song

Bachman and his band played was one of The Guess Who’s or BTO’s chart-topping

hits.

Bachman handled chord progressions

Square.

told the stories

tight

Undone

flawlessly,

his playing

is still

the

Come

showing

that

top-notch.

The next two songs were lads The.se

difficult

in She’s

boarding dates and ski bunnies, what more do you want!”

the bal-

Eyes and Laughing. The

former was especially well done, with an excellent vocal performance by Arthur.

the Square The

BTO

rocker Let

it

Ride was a

nice break from the ballads, and fea-

tured an excellent solo by

Bachman.

This was followed by two mellower numbers. Looking Out for Number One and No Time, both of which were .solid performances.

The last Guess Bachman played was

Who

song

their chart-

Woman. hit American Bachman’s playing on this number was superb, although his solos were a bit ob.scured by the rest of topping

He closed a strong .set with possibly the best-received songs the whole night, BTO hits You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet and the band.

Takin’ Care of Business.

Bachman can be heard on Radio One from 7

to

9

CBC p.m.

Saturday Nights, hosting a pro-

gram

called

Vinyl Tap.

On

his favourite

from

his life

Randy Bachman’s the show, he plays

songs and tells stories on the road and in the

studio.

needed

to

of Party of Five, was generally pretty cheesy and not too convincing in moments when

be intense and

sin-

cere.

Despite the fact that Final Destination 3 seemed to be more of an inside joke among ers instead of a serious the

film

its

writ-

thriller,

was entertaining and

stuck with the style of

predecessors,

but

its

added

two

new

imaginations (maybe to allow for a

out-think

Centre

up for it,” mean, snow-

which sometimes

acting,

reminded

Suddenly, you find yourself try-

changes.

to

While Barkhouse said he has yet meet a match on the slopes he

“I

never explored

is

sequel to a sequel was the end. Although it is left to the viewers’

ing

to

Barkhou.se.

anyhow.

scenario

the

said

as a best friend, since their sibling

going

happen,

common.”

said the idea of ski dating sounds

The younger sister character could have easily been re-written

aspects for interest.

to

pretty interesting. “I’d be

ed relationship which becomes a bit of a distraction throughout the movie.

comes with a plot twist. Just when you think you know what is scene

Feb. 17,

in the

it

one had no problems spraying gobs and chunks either. Almost every death scene shows the main characters covered in blood and allows for the dying to do their grotesque spewing. third

shorter

movie, it feels like the writers and producers became bored with their own project, and speed everything up a little just to get it done.

The

because of

in

and

2,000 fans on a musical

true.

The first two films didn’t shy away from showing blood and guts, and became very popular

same point

the

120 gold albums awards worldwide.

The next scene is only slightly shorter. Toward the end of the

Just like with

But

1965 with The Guess Who. By 970, the group had sold more records than the rest of the Canadian music industry up to that point. Bachman has earned more than in

games.

should have died

you’re tempted to chat someone up because you share .something in

Bachman was backed up by After more than 40 years in the

in

offers the

write songs with, “7

music industry, Canadian

the slopes? Ski Bromont

newest kind of matchmaking called ski dating. Coloured arm bands let others know you are looking for love or that you are already in a relationship.

at Kitchener’s

With blood spraying throughout it

Quebec

someone on

Bachman takes care By

the scenes as in Dracula,

Trying to find that special

but

By DENISE MULLER

The

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warm you up. Ski Bromont has taken things one step

on the slopes. A red arm band signals no way, no how, this snow bunny is taken. all

3 has serious carnage

first

2006

the sU)pcs doesn't

Final Destination

Because

6,

place for ski bunnies to cuddle up

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

it's

SPOKE, March

The only major letdown of

fourth

between near misses and direct

think

hits.

pens.

one?), is

going

what you happen ... hap-

exactly to

(Photo by Jason Sonser)

this

That’s Entertainment Nancy Hamacher, a member of the barbershop quartet That’s Entertainment, works the crowd at the Women’s Resource Group dinner on Feb. 21. That’s Entertainment sang after dessert. The dinner was held at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus to commemorate International Women’s Day, which

is

on March

8.


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— SPOKE, March

6,

Sports

2006

to head: Rookie of the Year goes to ... Crosby will take honours No overlooking Ovechkin

Head

The Winter Olympics break

NHL players to

have

make one

would have been without. Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) race between the first overall picks from the 2004 and 2005 It

last

absolutely nothing to do

Brent Gerhart

with the playoffs.

Opinion players such as Jeff Friesen, Matt Pettinger

and Dainius Zubrus

first-overall draft first-overall draft

pick by four points (69 to 65). Even with three games in-hand, Ovechkin also scored

36 goals, eight more than Crosby’s 28. Ovechkin has done it all this year. In 55 games, the franchise winger also scored three game-winning goals, two shorthanded goals, 15 power play goals and has 32 total power play points. As Crosby is projected to only reach 90 points, the new “Alexander the Greaf’ is on pace to eclipse the’ 100-point plateau with 101

Not surprisingly, much of the 69 points Ovechkin has accumulated so far are a result of his very own hard work. While Crosby has names like Mark Recchi, John LeClair, Sergei Gonchar and (at the beginning of the season) Mario Lemieux, Ovechkin is continuously forced to rely on mostly unfamiliar

to help

is

the total package.

away from puck

laying

down

in the corners.

argue that Crosby is the more natural goal scorer, but how can anyone discount Ovechkin’s goal of the year candidate against Phoenix. I don’t think I’ve ever seen near impossible angle. goal scoring at

On

its

best,

If that isn’t natural I

don’t

about the important issues in the world instead of the gambling ring

and the speculation was involved.

that

Gretzky

while Crosby was left off Team Canada and forced to endure the 1 6-day break by watching the games on his television. When it’s all said and done, the former in Turin, Italy

Moscow Dynamo

much

Mon -

the Southeast division.

beat the Oceanic.

With both young superstars not playing in the playoffs this season, the two will only compete for the Calder Trophy. I believe even though Ovechkin has three games in hand and four more points (69 points) than his challenger at the Olympic break, Crosby (65 points) will dominate during his final 24

With Mario Lemieux retiring the door is open for Crosby to be the Penguins’ new legend. For years he will be the player everybody talks about and when the Pens finally have a steady team to back up the superstar, then he will hoist a Stanley Cup just like Lemieux did back in 1991 and ’92. As for Ovechkin, he will have a steady career, but it will be compared with that of fellow Russian Alexander Mogilny. He may win a Cup in the latter stages of his career,

to overtake the Russian for the rookie scor-

ing lead.

Even though Crosby was left off Team Canada’s Olympic roster, he will have the Calder Trophy in his trophy case at the end of the season instead. Crosby had two successful seasons with the Rimouski Oceanic. In 2003-’04 he had 138 points (54 goals and 81 assists), while

for Crosby.

in 1998.

sports bets

said Tocchet and

New

Jersey state

trooper James Harney ran a sports betting operation that took in

more

than $1.7 million in bets in a

little

more than a month leading up Super Bowl XL.

to

Tocchet said the gambling ring is a football issue and has nothing to illegal

from wagers and fun-

money back

He was

for the situation, authorities

New

to

Jersey.

served with a criminal

complaint Feb. 6 and travelled to New Jersey to answer charges of promoting gambling, money laundering and conspiracy. Harney was also charged with the same charges and also official misconduct. Another man accused of taking bets was James Ulmer. He was charged with promoting gambling, money laundering and con-

5:50pm

5:00

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but

all

come

earlier for

Anything can happen between now and the NHL regular season ends in April. But, one thing is for sure, when Lemieux retired, the door opened for Crosby. The Penguins are his team, just like the Capitals are Ovechkin’s team, but Crosby’s got to use his supporting players more, such as Mark Recchi to get more points on the scoreboard. Only then will the coveted Calder Trophy

when

be secured.

South Jersey as well as in parts of Newark. Tocchet, 41, played 18 NHL sea-

of his wife placing bets.

sons with six teams, including the

Buffalo Sabres) Gretzky said he

Philadelphia

Flyers

and

the

According

to

www.wgr550.com home of the

(sports radio’s website,

would remain supportive of

400 goals and 2,000 penalty minutes.

said Gretzky, after a Coyotes’ prac-

This gambling ring controversy swirling

Hockey

is

around the National League’s nice guy,

Gretzky, but

it

shouldn’t be.

friend

“I’m not in it and it’s unfortuhad to transpire. I appreciate everyone’s help and kindness and life goes forward.” tice.

nate

it

Throughout

his

whole career

Gretzky has been the NHL’s poster child for moral behaviour. Things haven’t changed so the media should leave him alone and instead bug him about the Coyotes.

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his

and his wife. “Other than that I have no involvement in the gambling ring,”

Coyotes. He’s one of only four players in NHL history to record

answer questions from the media about the gambling ring. He said he didn’t have knowledge of Tocchet’s gambling ring or the involvement

family,

facilities at

his superstardom will

his first team.

with the Bruno crime which is based in Philadelphia. The ring also controls gambling operations throughout

affiliated

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reminder: to gain access to any of the

while scoring 31 points in 13

He also led his team to the Memorial Cup where the London Knights

was

Authorities also said the ring

Fitness Cl laisses Wed Tues Thurs Dance

assists),

Before the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics, Gretzky declined to

spiracy.

many fitness classes a try!

Latin

102

betting ring controversy unfair

in neled

do with hockey. He received

Judo 5:00

playoff games.

And, at the NHL awards ceremony in June, Ovechkin will become the first Russian-born player to wiji the Calder Trophy since Sergei

Samsonov

scoring 16 points in nine playoff games. In 2004-’05 he had 168 points (66 goals and

Pittsburgh bottoms the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic division with 39 points and Washington only has 43 points in

stand-out’s extra year of

experience will be too

oiie of our

respective

their

Crosby since he is playing for Team Russia at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics and he has three more NHL games during the sea^ son. Ovechkin could tire during the end of the NHL season, which could allow Crosby

is.

rookie per-

formance, the 20-year-old was also selected to his national team to compete for a gold medal

Opinion

more than 50,000 in the process. I think the media should worry

know what

NHL

top of his sparkling

Hurricane Katrina destroyed New Orleans last September. On Sept. 11, 2001 four U.S. planes were

Pennsylvania, killing

in

games this season. Ovechkin is playing more hockey than

a player score while lying on the ice from a

Yaneff

in

Not only can

Some

Gretzky’s wife Janet Jones.

field

cellar-dwelling teams

a hit or fighting for

There are so many more imporworld than the gambling ring linking Phoenix Coyotes’ assistant coach Rick Tocchet and head coach Wayne

a

impressive even though they both play for

his

he score highlight reel goals, but he isn’t afraid to use his 6-foot-2, 212-pound frame to his advantage. The Russian doesn’t shy

tant things in the

As

drafts.

divisions.

Ovechkin

Embroiling Gretzky

purposely crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and

him with

play.

the

2004 the 2005

the

it

for a very entertaining

Washington Capitals’ Alexander Ovechkin (from 2004) and the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby have both been

best players are in a heated rivalry for the

year.

made

NHL entry

Calder Trophy. While Penguins forward Sidney Crosby is certainly garnering much of the support among Canadian hockey fans, it’s quite obvi-

ous that unless the Canadian finishes the season strong. Capitals forward Alexander Ovechkin will be the 2005-'06 rookie of the

has

The

Although the Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins are battling for the basement of the Eastern Conference, their two

As of Feb. 27, pick was leading

lockout has given the 2005-’06.

season one thing

push for a playoff spot. Yet, strangely enough, one of the most publicized battles throughout the season has

teams

NHL

The

over and

is

returned to their contracted

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get

Is

ADAM HANNON

By

busy world, it’s somemake time for some of the most important things, like keeping fit. In response to a consumer population which has put a new onus on speed and convenience of .services, .several get fit quick gyms have opened in the last few years.

cles)

However, the question is. are they all they’re cracked up to be? Jonah Fong has been a health promoter at the Cambridge

training, co-ordination

In today's

YMCA

for three years.

means he works

This

fitness

health,

and

the

in

recreation

department and wellness depart-

ment

He

at the

YMCA.

helps supervise people on the

equipment, as well as doing orientation clinics for In

new

clients.

wellness department he

the

works with what he referred stage

post-rehabilitation

to as

clients.

would be

good

a

start.

As

a per-

son progresses through an exercise

said

human

the

body

is

designed to do a variety of activities.

He

said as people progress through

their

they should

training,

fitness

include

such as weight

activities

and balance,

Fong ly

someone would generalwork out for one to one-

said

need

to

and-a-half hours, three times a week,

He

to see a positive change. sets

said five

on cardio machines and four or

Women’s By JON YANEFF

the lifestyle of the

Haley or Campbells Wickenheisers on it like Team

Canada, but they put forth a similar gutsy effort, which has been lacking in other tournaments this year. The Condors won one game and lost

their

one-day,

the

other in

eight-team tournament

at

the rec

centre Feb. 17. "I think

everyone came to play coach Danno Twomey.

today,” said “It

was

come effort

team was a good

really nice to see the

together and

it

on the coaches

Jones, Scott Foster and

part.”

Jeff

Ryan Howe

were the three other coaches who were at the tournament.

the

is

best

see the need quick gyms, such as Curves, because some people live such fast-paced lifestyles that exercising for an hour a day

However, Fong said he wonders at

how

qualified the supervisors

some of these gyms are. He said he has heard of a person

who

has no actual training as a

ness

supervising

instructor,

“I’m not generalizing

sor’s qualifications.”

to their lifestyle.”

20

to

30 minutes

someone

to

is

develop

it

being

“1 think for getting

healthy, there’s

want

fit and staying no quick fix,” said

He added important

that another reason

for

it is

people to stay

in

go

a

their stan-

people

if

Howard is the owner of The 20 Minute Total Fitness for Men franchise in Cambridge. He has worked with The Blitz since September 2003. Although he did not go to school training,

fitness

Howard has

coached soccer and baseball

at the

junior level, and ran 13 marathons. also

currently

on

refresher course

He

said

it

is

out for an hour a day to stay

Howard added

Peter

is

(Photo by Adam Hannon) Jonah Fong, a health promoter at the Cambridge YMCA, said the human body is designed to do a variety of activities.

to that kind of set up,

Blitz

He

Fong.

to

fit-

at

they should question their supervi-

for

fit.”

not an

is

option for them.

compromise

that

treat-

fit

dards,” said Fong. “But

taking

a

circuit training.

not necessary to

work

that at

“Doing 20 minutes

fit.

most gyms,

such as the YMCA, there is a lot of waiting for equipment, while at

of being quick

is

for the point

pointless,” said

Howard. “You get out

if it

what you

put in.”

Howard

members

The Blitz there is no waiting. The program at the Blitz involves

franchise range in age from

a combination of circuit training,

86, but the bulk of

strength

training

aiKl

bikes and heavy bags.

program

training

complete workout. He added that it

make good

cardio on

He

the

a

important to

use of your time

when

you workout.

1

1

to

are from

baby boomer generation. said The Blitz has been suc-

cessful with helping people to get in

is

them

at his

He

said this

comstitutes

said the

some of his clients more than 80 pounds

shape, and

have

lost

since joining. “It

works

for anybody,” he said.

extramural hockey team puts forth good effort Goalie Marlene Ford,

Cassie

by the health

“For someone who doesn’t have the time to go to the gym for an hour, it’s a participant,” said Fong.

who

is

also

the college’s athletic director, and

Conestoga’s women’s extramural hockey team may not have any

r)f

He added he does

for get

gym.

activities.

call

Bailey’s

“Prevention

enough different “It depends on

cut.

were referred

when

so they do not have unnec-

be taken care

to

about

Wellness Centre at Cambridge Memorial Hospital took a funding

clients

YMCA

the

to

is

care system.

encouraged group programs such as aerobics classes and yoga. He added when people are only exercising for 20 or 30 minutes a day, they don’t have time to do also

He added

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essary medical problems and have

He

cardio and core muscle training.

not enough for

2006

ment,” said Fong.

themselves physically and stay fit. “By no means can they get in shape by doing a 20- to 30- minute workout,” said Fong. “I wouldn’t

Most of these

shape

program, Fong suggested they begin to try different kinds of exercises.

He

6.

quick a real fix?

fit

five sets of exercises for the core muscles (such as abdominal mus-

times hard to

SPOKE, March

team won their first game of the 4-1 St. against tournament Lawrence College. Foster said Ford has been battling a sore shoulder over the last two the

weeks, so for her to play strong

good sign of things Jill

to

is

a

come.

Brubacher and Erin Cannon had the goals for the Condors. Eckstein led the team with two points in the tournament.

Captain Randell Cramp said the win was evidence that everything is

come

together for the

was

definitely the best

“We’re used to the ice surface because a lot of the other rinks are

Conestoga was then put

into the

who won

division of teams

their

first game of the tournament. The Condors and goaltender Jen Ebby

hard fought

1

-0 battle against

Cambrian College. “The goal against was a bit of a mental breakdown defensively,” said Foster. “Other than that it was a very strong game where a lot of players stepped

it

up and made a

lot

of good things happen.” Cramp said both goaltenders

game

we’ve played all year,” she said. “It was a big ego boast for us and

The women’s extramural hockey team against Cambrian College.

time.”

played amazing.

team. “It

against us,” she said. Foster and Cramp said the

lost a

Eckstein, Laura Grubb, Jen

starting to

everybody brought their A game, where there wasn’t a best or worst player on the ice at a particular

(in

dark uniforms) face

off

we

have

ice advantage helped the team.

a bit smaller,” said Foster. “It

also benefited us because

was nice

to

be

at

home and

have to travel,” said

it

not

Cramp. “We

wake up early to was easier.” Humber College beat Cambrian

didn’t have to

catch a bus, so

it

2-0 in the championship game, while Durham College defeated St.

Lawrence in the consolation game. The three other teams participattournament were the in ing Fleming College, Fanshawe College and Sheridan College. Conestoga lost all three of their

a

games

lot

all

over the puck and

them we would more goals scored

The Condors

lost

the

game

1

at

the

last

tournament

-0 at the recreation centre Feb.

1

Lambton College in Sarnia Feb. 3. The final tournament of the school year is March 7 at Seneca 1

didn’t have

“They were if

home

7,

at

College.

Foster said the team will have a few practices before the next tournament, but they are also trying to

have a couple of exhibition games with the female officers of the Waterloo regional police and a couple of other local high schools.

“Hopefully all of that can come within the next lew weeks,” he said. “It’s kind of hard to get the team to gel with reading

together

week blocking any time we would have for practices, so we’re trying to continue the same things we’ve been doing at practice and hopewe can see results at fully Seneca.”


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