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www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

37th Year

No. 19

CSI survey could bring a universal bus pass BRANDON WALKER

By

dents are."

The StiidcnLs

who

use public trans-

porlalion might be in lor a "drop ol'f’ in

cost starting next year.

Conestoga Students

Region of Waterloo, JoAnn Woodhall. said the survey will ask students

(CSI)

Inc.

transportation planner for the

will bo surveying 1,500 students at

how

they

where

travel,

they travel and their opinions about a universal bus pass.

the college to determine students' interest regarding a

as low as

$80 per

year,

compared

to

“It’s

important

all

ter.

take the bus, so

for students who use public transportation, every student'at the college would pay the

students

selected take part

survey even

Although the pass would be

if

He

random

said a

selection of

(Photo by Stephanie Imne)

Bujold, a second-year business student,

the Waterloo Boxing Club for upcoming fights story

and additional photo, see Page

CARA LICHTY

cific

energy to create the many events that will be taking place at the college. The events are being held to raise

for

both the

money and awareness service

social

different

important

training at

in Italy.

part

For

CSI did not

set a spe-

money goal but they will try to much as they can and are

House,

the

Waterloo Region and the K-W Multicultural Centre. Conestoga will be servicing four United Way Guelphregions: Waterloo, and Perth-Huron Wellington, Cambridge-North Dumfries. The United Way committee is receiving support from many businesses and associations including Chartwells, Conestoga residence, Grenville Printing and CSI.

Roxy

Stanciu,

dent, said it

a

CSI

is

CSI happy

vice-presito

do what

can to help the campaign achieve “This

is

port,” she said.

can

we

sup-

“The United

Way

a great cause

utilize us;

we

are a resource

hoping to make a difference."

we can

they

get an

interested stu-

day-to-day basis for so

many peo-

Way

always keeping the United Way in mind, for example, the door profits from the toga party are being put towards the cam-

at all

“We’re

paign,"

she said.

packages to staff and faculty of the Conestoga campuses.

Events taking place

at the

college

is

anonymous

20 questions. win a the movies.

Participants have a chance to

pair

of

tickets

"We've got

like to sec a

“although

to

minimum

we might offer summer as well,"

he said. “I look at it that for students to take a cab ride downtown it could cost as much as $40, so two or three uses and the pass has paid for itself.”

Students have two weeks to complete the survey. “I'd

at the college.

15 sets of tickets.

It

they do

it

right

when

recommend

they get the e-

mail,” Jackson said.

The pass would be available for Doon and Waterloo

students at the

campuses.

and running

Tuesday,

24

Oct.

-

Lasagna

Thursday, Oct. 26

-

United

Way

Day. All Chartwell cafeterias will be asking people for a $1 pledge to support the United Way campaign. Tuesday, Oct. 3

taking place well as the

1

-

Tea

for

$2

at

2

p.m. This fundraising event will be

include:

would

discounts for the

Woodhall said according to boarding surveys, about 700 students use the bus per day or roughly 1 1 per cent of the 6,269 students

will consist of

gel

talk to

The pass would probably only from September until

Lunch

ple.”

some good comments we'd

April,

The student survey

stu-

we

but

operate

are.”

and

interested

dents arc," Jackson said.

Matt Jackson,

off

ness about the different agencies.

in the

SCSB

Blue

Room

as

lunch room from

2 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2 event

at

-

Wrap Combo

Dooners.

on each event be promoted throughout the

Further details will

campus.

such an

“It’s

inspiring cause.”

The United Way committee has of association alumni Conestoga, woodworking centre, the campus bookstore and many individuals

who have

personally

contributed to the campaign.

During the

first

week of

cam-

the

paign there will be a United Way display along with displays about the various agencies

receive

that

from the United Way. These will run between 1:30 a.m. and 1 :30 p.m. and will be located at funding

1

Door 3 or Door 4. Sheila Hollidge, chair of the cam-

either

paign, said she

is

pleased that the

different agencies will be their

making

way onto campus.

“Having the United

combined diverse

good response.

how

if

concentrating on increasing aware-

the

Food Bank of

even

Canvassers working for the committee will be distributing United

raise as

Some of the agencies receiving proceeds from the campaign are the Child Witness Centre of Waterloo Anselma

“It's

students selected take survey,

Way campaign

received prizes from areas such as

Literacy Group, the

all

the

don't take the bus, so

agencies in the community.

Region,

in

accurate idea of

Stanciu said

Conestoga College's 2006 United Way campaign kicks off today and runs until Nov. 3. The United Way committee and volunteers have put in the time and

is

18.

United By

asking them to take the survey.

up the competition

Hitting Mandy

account on Oct. 25,

their school

45 or 50 per cent of

arc

of 900 participate in order to get an accurate idea of how interested stu-

president of CSI

students will receive an e-mail to

55 per

lake the sur-

vey arc interested CSI will di.sctiss having a school-wide referendum.

"1

we can

“If students could opt out, the bus

said.

who

having a referendum.

they don’t

interested students

take the bus.

less than

it

the board about the possibility of

the

in

get an accurate idea of

how

additional fee starting as early as next year, even those who don't

pass would probably cost the same amount that it docs now,” Jackson

Jackson said

cent of students

dents

the current rate of $ 1 85 per semes-

beneficial

vey."

“If only

cheaper yearly

bus pass. The president of CSI Matt Jackson .said the pass could be

should only lake students about live minutes to complete the sur-

with

agencies

Way

display

at

the

campus

helps bring a face to an agency name,” she said. “It also gives the college

community a chance

(Photo by Cara Lichty)

from

displays

to see

the impact these groups have

on a

are ready and excited about the launch of the annual United Way campaign. Volunteers include, from left to right, Ryan Connell, residence life co-ordinator, Matt Jackson, president of CSI, Sheila Hollidge, chair of the United Way campaign, Joanne Van Kampen,

Members

United

dent of

of the United

Way

Way committee

canvasser, Walter Boettger, president of

OPSEU

Local 238.

OPSEU

Local 237, and Lisa Nequest, presi-


Page 2

News

— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Now

How

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

...with

On-campus

convenient new Student the right

Random

store

questions answered by random students

lishments.

student

cover the world with

With the new Student Life Centre expected to open around midNovember, the students' curiosity of what will be inside is beginning

began

in

third-year business

management

of

would

facilities

To answer

that question they con-

ducted a survey in

November 2004

would ban old people from driving and make marijuana legal.” Jivajee,

third-year architecture-

and facilities

college.

said they all

the buildings

edible.”

Sasa

Rajic,

first-year cothputer

programmer/analyst

still

believed

having

than

Sunoco.” Zoe Raaphorst, is

Jon

Wise,

to

first-year

down

the lengthy lines at other

in

which items they would like to see sold at a possible convenience store. Students had six choices: cigarettes, snacks and beverages, newspapers and magazines, lottery tickets, bus tickets and phone cards.

said they did not believe any of

$10 million over 13 years to the centre, that is one of the things they had asked for. We’d (CSI) like to move forward with it and get it open as soon as possible.”

these products needed to be sold at

For the time being the area slated

not be sold. “Within the agreement that was put together as the umbrel-

for a store in the original blueprints for the student centre.

“When

for the store will operate as a self-

serve centre. “The space

we

is

there,

need an agreement. Up to point we’ve been unsuccessful

just

to agree to

move forward with

allow us to

what we promised the students,”

“And

said Jackson.

we

until

reach

an agreement with the college to run a feasible operation,

it’s

going

Upon

the college.

tery tickets,

demand for lotCSI and the college

have agreed

that certain items will

Despite the high

agreement, CSI agreed, and to be it was their initiative, that no

la

fair

cigarettes, lottery tickets or alcohol

could be sold,” said Dinning. Dinning said he realizes not ing these items

is

for a convenience store, since a lot

of the profit

is

generated by the sale

of cigarettes and lottery

However, he said

reaching a

retail

agreement

a photography service.

The college

sell-

a huge challenge

it

tickets.

would seem

unethical for these items to be sold at the college.

we

“If

(the college)

shouldn’t be

dents

think stu-

smoking on

college.

quickly approved the photography

campus, we shouldn’t be

service, however, they sent the pro-

cigarettes.”

posal for the store back to CSI,

Other items students suggested be sold were health food and phar-

around

the

long cafeteria lines

in

when

pur-

manufacturing

According to a survey, 77

unapproved, with a few questions they needed some clarity on regarding the items

CSI plans

to sell.

Dinning said the college

per cent of Conestoga

trying to limit the items

students considered a

sell in the store.

is

not

CSI can

Rather, they are

putting into context the items that

convenience store to be an important service. in

will

be both necessary and suc-

cessful.

“We

a store,

which puts

agreement for

are in

The general idea was a would prevent students from

place the

in

pi'oeess that says they

public.”

come

for-

selling

maceuticaf goods, such as Tylenol and condoms. The convenience store would be operated by CSI and run by students from the school. “Every job

we would

offer would be fulby students and all the profit made off it would be directly that

filled

returned

to

students through

the

CSI,” said Jackson.

third-year architecture-

current congestion in the cafeterias

ward with a proposal and ultimately negotiate with me on behalf of the college as to what would be reasonable retail to have

andfac ilities

and ultimately save students’ valu-

there.”

tions.

able time.

Jackson said the college has approved about 75 per cent of the items CSI wants to sell in the convenience store. “The college

a convenCentre opening and ience store on the way, students said all Conestoga College needs

believes

now

Deirdre Row,

project

management

“Throw a giant party

survey taken

“(Students) wouldn’t have to wait

chasing a drink or small item.”

“Ban jogging pants

to

stu-

Matt Jackson, president of CSI, was an open area slated

said there

proposals, a convenience store and

store

store

dents voted on committing close to

education student.

to sit empty.”

a

Thus,

which items

Out of the 100 people surveyed, 74 of them wanted the new store to sell snacks and beverages, 34 students wanted to buy lottery tickets, 2 1 wanted the store to sell newspapers and magazines, 18 wanted to buy phone cards, 17 wanted bus tickets and only 1 0 wanted the new store to sell cigarettes. Ten students

would also

on-campus

facilities

third-year automated

it

with the college, CSI submitted two

cut

enough.”

places

har(d to get to

between school and work. So would be easier to buy things like phone cards on break.”

biotechnology technician student, said an

not

walk

to

recent

the

In

on getting the college

rather

at the college.

the question arises of

September, students were asked

this

at the school),

being offered

supply.

agement studies student, Kayla Simard, said students would benefit from an on-campus store. “It would be more convenient for me purchase items

sure

on-campus convenience store would not sell items that would an

on-campus convenience

Life Centre.

year business administration man-

(to

con-

new Student

in the centre.

Eighty-two students it was needed. With the nearest convenience store at the Sunoco gas station on Homer Watson Boulevard, firstthe

is

make

the students believe they need an

second-year early childhood

100 students were specifically asked whether a convenience store was needed at

Dinning said the college tractually obligated to

a year regarding the approval of

possible services were important to

store. In this survey,

management

about

Blaire Caldwell,

According to this survey, 77 per cent of Conestoga students considered a convenience store to be an important service, and 90 per cent said they would use the service. Another survey was taken at the college on Sept. 28 to see if students still wanted a convenience

“I

in negotiations for

asking students which of several

have

“The world

the building.

fill

of any of our

putting a convenience store in the

“It’s

planning for the centre 2004, CSI was left with the

all-important question of what types

“Make

Conestoga

at

in violation

interfere with the services currently

have been

to run wild.

Amy Kunz,

project

affairs

we’re not

contracts.”

it

College.

By BJ RICHMOND

When

Husein

is that

CSI and college management

trampolines.”

-

The only caveat

approved by the college,” said Michael Dinning, vice-president of

cafeteria lineups

what would you do?

“I’d

“CSI has

Life Centre.

to operate retail estab-

is

would shorten If you conquered the world,

...

for

the entire world.”

store leav-

ing school property, decrease the

“It’s

hard

to

get

places

to

between school and work. So it would be easier to buy things like phone cards on break,” said Blaire Caldwell, a second-year early childhood education student.

Although the majority of the student body wanted a store, 8 of the students surveyed said it would be 1

JaneHe Falconer, second-year

graphic design

redundant.

Jessica

year nursing the

college

-

BScN

already

stores to get items

we

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

Huth, a

first-

student, said

has

at. “I

enough

think that

already have several cafeterias

and the bookstore.” With the favourable response, CSI decided to put a store in the

at this point that they should have the right to approve everything that’s sold in the convenience store. CSI is saying on

behalf of the students that believe that’s

we

don’t

Dinning said the reason the college has to approve the merchan-

do not step on store,

is to

make

sure they

the feet of the book-

Chartwell’s or the vending

machine service contracts

with

that already

the

charge of the store’s daily opera-

So with

is

college.

have

“We

have an obligation to make sure

the

another

new Student

Life

Tim Hortons.

CORRECTION In an article in the Oct. 16 edi-

tion

fair.”

dise being sold

Both Jackson and Dinning said would be set by CSI, since they are in the prices in the store

of Spoke,

identified J.D.

it

ning for Kitchener

he

is

incorrectly

McGuire

MR

as runIn fact,

running for councillor of

Kitchener’s

Chicopee-Grand

Ward 2. Spoke apologizes

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News

SPOKE, October

23,

2006

— Page 3

College has

new

bloggers

MEGHAN KRELLER

By

"We

When ati

Kalolyn Milhury received

ence," she

e-mail advertising the opportu-

heeome one of Conestrvga's

nity to

new

student

life

wasn't why,

the question

why

hloggers. she said

was

it

Since

first-year puhlie rela-

tliis

was already commit-

tions student

ted to personal blogs, she thought

would be

a fun and easy

way

it

thought

it

would be cool

dift'crcnl,"

to

Milbury

do

said.

"I've never really volunteered for like this."

Vincent Tran also saw blogging as an opportunity to get involved

Tran

with the college.

year

fourth

the

in

in

is

his

integrated

advanced manufacturing technologies program. not only helps

"It

new

students

me, may want to make the most of

relate, but other students, like

who

they deeiiled to go

start,

with their three most outstanding

Brown.

applicants, said Hollaml

have a very sophisticated writing style," she said, "fhey are

all

interesting

witty,

aiul

engag-

ing,"

All

wanted

three

become

to

involved and were familiar with

something anything

gers to

to get

involved, "I

saitl.

Originally looking for four blog-

"They

not?

blogging a

(.leeided to give

as relatevl to the student experi-

li)

blogging and

that really

shows

in

Holland Brown. "We found their samples all very interesting and we hope students will as well," she said. “Other students reading them will hopefully be able to relate on a semi-persontheir entries, said

al

tray a realistic student view,

by a

Being a college student usually

the students but they also repre-

this is

seem

happen

sent said.

to

them down,” he said. Whatever the reason, Milbury, Tran and Walker were those chosen write

to be Conestoga’s bloggers, a new initiative started this fall by student life.

slang for web log or an online journal. Milbury, Tran

Blogging

is

and Walker will submit entries at least once every two weeks, outlining experiences in their college life. These entries will then be

posted on the student life website for current students to read. Results from a focus group held last fall by the college emphasized

when

need for technology connections

the

creating

between students, said Leanne Holland Brown, student life co-

Some ideas discussed included instant messaging, pod casting and blogging.

ordinator.

before being posted on

“The blogs not only represent

an opportunity to

things just

that

all

The bursary dents

signed a contract of

indicating the understanding our overall intention.”

The

be

will

site

fairly

simple

looking to start off with, said Holland Brown. Nothing too complicated has been added, as it is just getting started. As for now, blogs be interactive, meaning no one can respond directly to the bloggers, only read what has been will not

Doon campus

isn’t the

only place

where fundraising will be done for the United Way. From Oct. 23-Nov. 23, students living in residence will be competing against each other to raise

money

10 separate communities the students are split into. Each penny put

one point for the corresponding team and each loonie is worth 100 points. into the jar will represent

Right

now

said Holland

“This year

equates

is

that is length. It

designed

with

is

second

a financial need. There

independent

.scoring

is

financial aid office

1

The student is required to answer a series of questions and fill out a budget on the application form to show

to

Paul Matresky,

given out to stu-

program weeks or more in

somewhat

high debt load.”

are registered in a post-

secondary

slanted

students with loans or a

an

system on the

Paul Matresky of the financial aid office, explained the bursary with their is to help students debt. “It is slanted somewhat to students with loans or a high debt load,” said Matresky.

it’s all

“It is part

of a debt reduction sys-

tem by the province, to make sure .students don’t go further into the red.” Students wishing to apply for the bursary have until Oct. 27 to get their applications into the financial aid office. Students who apply will be informed by December if they have been accepted for the bursary. Those who are accepted should receive it around Jan. 3. Application forms can be picked Up in the financial aid office. For more information contact the office at 519-748-5220, ext. 3378 or 3202 or go to their website at http://www.cone.stogac.on.ca/jsp/ financialassit/index.jsp.

about response,

Brown. is

pivotal to get feed-

CcHuucLiltiJ Sen)ices Presetth

is

a great

Friday, Oct. 27th *

way

11:00am- 1:00pm

itive,”

he

said. “It’s the best

way

4

"^R&T2E04, '

for the students to get involved. “The students love to get compet-

f

to

money without being pushy

raise

towards the students.” Near the end of November a in the

the

Connell said residence has tried game in the past with a lot

of success. “This is not just a

it’s

other jars.

co-

y/§~

staff,

Preyemve ’miek reeciiaitmjfi

faculty

“The student supdefinitely needed as well;

thing,” he said.

port

putting nickels or dimes into the

p/.

points.

the jar

community

can sabotage their competitors by

community who have earned

most

loses points

life

tallied,

gac.on.ca/studentlife

money

Ryan Connell, residence

when

back from the bloggers as well as from the student body,” she said. “We will add things and tweak the program as time passes but for now it remains fairly simple.” Blogs can be found by clicking the link at http;//www.conesto-

for the team, so each

silver

become

pizza party will go to the students

for the campaign.

Jars will be placed at the front desk in residence representing the

However,

to

life.

posted.

ordinator, said this

CARA LICHTY

who

to help semester costs.

Residence helps out with United Way campaign By

“It is

tight budgeting.

Conestoga College,” she “Our bloggers understand

and have

introduction by student

to a dollar value.

means cash is pretty tight. The Conestoga College Student Assistance Fund bursary can help relieve some of the stress due to

write and entertain.

member

initiative

form, which

staff

the site.

and

ADAM BLACK

how-

Third-year print and broadcast journalism student Brandon Walker said he is simply doing it to

me

By

She

said they want the blogs to porever, they will be read

“Odd

Brandon Walker and Vincent Tran have been chosen

to right,

Giving poor students a break

basis.”

the authenticity of bloggin'g.

left

Conestoga’s bloggers, a new online

Holland Brown said student life is very focused on maintaining

their final years at school," he said.

to

(Photo by Meghan Kreller)

Katelyn Milbury,

is

The 530 ing

'4

going to be fun.” in

students currently residwill begin the

residence

competition toward the end of the

month.

Prdctccc

T^cutfiiffihi/ TT.


Page 4

Commentary

— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Colleges

need more financial

support John Tibbits' recent proposal for a new Conestoga campus in is the perfect time for the various levels of government to step up. Step up and pay up, that is. Tradespeople are few and far between and, as the federal and provincial governments continue to underfund colleges and focus their buck on universities, they are only getting closer to extinction. If the governments would show more financial support for colleges, there would be more attractive opportunities for high school students to study these trades and, in return, fill these high-demand jobs. The funding of the proposed Cambridge campus is a key way to meet this demand in Waterloo Region. The new campus, proposed to be located across Highway 401 from the existing Doon campus, would focus on main study areas including welding and automation. It would accommodate another 1 ,900 students and 1 ,000 apprentices per year, on top of those already studying at the four existing campuses. Tibbits predicts the Cambridge campus will cost $47 million to build and is calling on the governments to help. The college is looking to the provincial government to contribute $25 million and will also be looking for aid from other levels of government. As Conestoga continues to be rated the top community college in Ontario, it shouldn’t be a difficult decision for the governments to make. The formula is simple and, in the end, it’s not only the college that

Cambridge

will benefit;

more money equals more opportunities equals more more revenue for the region.

students equals

It’s not as though funding schools is a foreign idea for the smaller governing bodies in Waterloo Region. A recent article in The Record highlighted the latest donations made by the local governments, including the City of Kitchener’s donation of $30 million to the University of Waterloo for a school of pharmacy being built at King and Victoria streets; they also offered Wilfrid Laurier University its graduate school of social work onto Duke Regional council put $15 million toward a medical school that will amalgamate the University of Waterloo and McMaster University of Hamilton and Cambridge council gave $8 million to the University of Waterloo for the relocation of its architectural

$6.5 million to put Street.

school.

our turn. This plea is not only for Conestoga’s new campus, but for colleges across Canada. In order to thin the dividing line between colleges and universities, It’s

When

comes to funding for colleges and

it

The Pyongyang government

the

is

and possibly a large enemy.

because they are evil communists trying to take over the world and

Adam

annihilate capitalism.

Hannon

are building them because “Dear Leader” believes having nuclear arms will bring his country more power and respect from the world. North Korea is a poor country by western standards, and its civilian populace has suffered famine

conditions as recently as the

have taken little action reprimand their smaller neigh-

bour.

The United

States

it

and other

UN

how The

some

countries, such

At worst, it could anger both communist countries. Although it doesn’t seem like this would result in any serious armed conflict, it would be foolish to completely

they deal with this situation.

North Korea has the world’s

making

fourth largest standing army.

incorrect and over-gener-

several countries, including the

alized accusations against other

United States and Japan, have called for sanctions to be imposed by the United Nations Security Council on North Korea, because the tests represented a supposed

countries and groups.

threat to international peace.

easiest.

A week later,

the

UN

member

some people just look

for a well-known, or at least highly visible,

scapegoat to blame a given

problem on,

likely

because

that’s

The American government

they don’t start using the “c word,”

states

might be easier to relate Jong’s seeming quest for power to his country’s government, and the imperialistic stigma some even though

people

still

it

attach to

If they start to give

rule out the possibility, since

While China might not attack the U.S.,

and media outlets must be careful

security

council passed a resolution ban-

ning

In essence,

more

as the U.S., have with China.

U.S. in particular has a history of

China, a longtime ally and major

communism.

North Korea

directly

Kim Yong Nam,

president of North Korea’s legisla-

Japanese news agency any hostile interference by the U.S. will result in “physical measture, told a

that

ures.”

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SPOKE, October

23,

2006

— Page 5

Flu shots

around!

all

Despite a delay

receiving

in

the vaccine, immunization clinics

operate

Waterloo Region starting Nov. 15

will

By JON

in

MOLSON

precaution

and

anyone must first

before

receives the shot they

Public

health

clinics

the

in

Region ot Waterloo will open a couple of weeks later than they did in 2005 because of an international delay

production

the

in

and

approval process tor the influenza vaccine.

Despite the delay, the manager of the region's immunization and vaccine preventable disea.se program said there would be no shortage in

vaccine shots and services offered at clinics throughout the region.

"We have delayed schedule delay

receiving

in

the

said Lesley Rintche.

the

a

of

21

total

public

health

clinics

opened

the

region

in

vaccine,’’

Region

there

not concerned

is

no shortage of

may be

a delay, but

is

don’t tend to see influenza activity region until late December or even later into the following year,” ple

are

who then

in

She hopes a lot people take advantage of the of

regional

clinics

lot

“There are deaths related

said.

influenza and

want

we

is

immunity in a person’s body, which allows for the development

offer clinics throughout the region

of antibodies that help fight off cer-

ple.”

takes

about one to two weeks for protec-

and defence can potentially

U P.

against last

up

to

one

national business dent, plans

stu-

on getting the influenza

He

has' received the shot

on

ana l.Wiffvoc

at

Learning

be given two shots, four weeks

have gotten it on different years, depending on outbreaks,” Klassen said. “I kind of follow the news and this year being at the school with so many people I think I probably

apart, in order to increase their pro-

should.”

the

age

of six

months can be vaccinated, but

chil-

dren under the age of nine,

who

have never been exposed

to

the

influenza vaccine before, need to

tection

and build up immunity

Clinics

in

the

“I

Klassen thinks

it is

a

good idea

to

get vaccinated and hopes the col-

against the virus.

region give out

information brochures as a safety

lege offers dents.

Works!!!!

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vaccine this year. "

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c

first-year inter-

management

least eight separate occasions.

year.

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as a service to stu-

Temporarily Located

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in

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of Operation: 8:30

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the Sanctuary)

a.m.— 4:00

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located

very accessible for peo-

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virus or bacterial infections.

To request a tutor visit the Learning Commons 1B36 (back of the Sanctuary)

“We

she said.

healthy,”

it

to;

Improve your understanding of the key concepts

the

making

you

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“There are many people who get immunized, they want to stay healthy, they want their families stay

for

die.”

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to

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confident that despite

to see a loved

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because that puts people’s health in a compromising state,” Rintche

cessful in minimizing the chances

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commons

to

this

to

the learning

of flu

year complications arose during

increases

sawdust as he

for flu season.”

and vaccine.”

the virus in eggs for approxi-

The influenza vaccine

getting covered in

they’re

transmission

mately six months. However,

tion

woodworking student, Ben Oorebeek, doesn’t mind on a lathe.

going to be well protected in time

Waterloo

resident

to vaccine manufacturers,

tain

First-year

fine-tunes his skills

getting

vaccine

their

have a

region free of charge.

(Photo by BJ Fliahmond)

A messy fob

she said. “If peo-

November

all

have access

The World Health Organization normally recommends the three most common strains of influenza grow

know

for

shots

is

this year’s delay.

manager ofthe immunization

ply enough vac-

in the

Rintche said she

and vaccine preventable disease when they open. “We don’t like program

clinics will sup-

every

ic.

Lesley Rintche,

The

vaccine.

in the

in

to our clinics

1

cine

will

the

nization area for about 15 to 20 minutes and then a record of the vaccination is provided by the clin-

previous years and residents

risk

no shortage, so that puts my mind at ease. Also, our local epidemiology has shown that we

“We

from Nov. 5 to the middle of January.

receiving

no

is

occuiring

Following the vaccination all individuals must wait in a post-immu-

“We are still offering the same amount of clinics as

vaccine.”

be

after

there

Waterloo Region will have access to our clinics and

sure there

negative reaction

a

“I

in

will

ot

series of screening ques-

make

vaccines. There

are still offering the same amount of clinics as previous years and all residents

There

tions to

about

our clinic

accommodate

to

answer a

p.m.

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— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Page 6

Bars and cars don’t mix MOUNTFORD

By LEANNE

Ontario

the

to

Ministry

Students must be

of

Transportation website.

As

bars

up

filled

this

Oktoberfest, police officers were

busy keeping the impaired off the roads.

118 roadside 12-hour licence suspensions and laid 33 charges in connection with criminalissued 30

and driving offences. Bryan Larkin of the

Waterloo regional police conducted 16 RIDE programs

drinking

throughout the 10-day festival, checking 16.222 vehicles for

Waterloo regional police, said

Mike Bisson,

a first-year police

foundations student College's

at

Conestoga

Doon campus, worked

security

a

official

at

Queensmount Arena on weekend of Oktoberfest.

the

as

the first

drunk

and were

getting

kicked out.

"They were mostly young people."

he said.

RIDE.

(Reduce Driving Everywhere) 1977. led

It

is

a provincial

Impaired started

in

campaign

by the police which involve

police spot checks,

where vehicles

are stopped and drivers are checked for impairment, according

in a

press release.

RIDE

campaign dedicated more than

1

(X)

By

AMY MEADOWS that

identity

again, because the fraudsters are

the television and they see

smart, discrete and, according to

it

Norm

Detective

Waterloo regional

DeBoer police’s

of fraud

who you

branch, they don't care

Lany

Waterloo would Regional Police Service, like to thank our community and

"These people have no conBelieve me, I arrest them,” said DeBoer, who has worked on the fraud squad for five years. "Whatever your weakness

festival partners for their collective

is,

said

in

press

the

of

the

I

efforts to

promote and

ness

reduce impaired driving

to

raise

aware-

throughout Waterloo Region,” he said.

Police

remind

RIDE programs

motorists

that

continue throughout the month of October and urge everyone to plan ahead, and drive safe and sober. will

they will use

it

against you.”

DeBoer, a 17-year veteran of the force, spoke at the Kitchener Public Library on Queen Street, Kitchener, Oct. about an 12. increase region.

do.

is to

it

it

on easy

it

how

gives people ideas and

makes more work for us.” So who is at risk from one of

the

of fraud cases

in

The two main types

this

are

account takeover (using a person’s credit card)

and application fraud

(gaining enough personal informa-

With the

theft easy.

that

form of

makes ID

Internet present

almost every household now and

in

demanding lives many of us lead, the convenience of online

the busy,

banking is becoming popular. “Phishing is a major problem with the Internet,'-' he said. "It is when spoof e-mails are sent luring

most serious threats to the public Everyone. Yes, it includes students to whom debit and credit

the recipient onto fraudulent sites

cards are indispensable.

to disclose personal financial infor-

today?

science.

behalf

and see

"People read about

are.

Grasill.

soaring.” he said.

is

could never happen to you? Think

and security of the roadways. Chief release.

"Identity theft

theft

that isn't the only

modern technology

name.)

Ever think

But

tion to apply for credit in a person's

police officers to ensure the safety

"On

Bisson said people were getting really

Insp.

This year, the Oktoberfest

drinking drivers,

to avoid identify theft

Police conducted

tests,

vigilant

In

June

Solutions,

Card

2005,

company

a

System

that

deals

mation. The sites are like reputable

made

well-known

to look in.stitu-

with the major credit cards. Visa,

tions.”

MasterCard and American Express

His advice? Ensure you have an in place, update your browsers and be suspicious.

stated

40 million

credit card

num-

bers had been stolen during a 12-

month

period.

anti-virus

“Reputable companies you an e-mail asking

won't

"Every 60 seconds a thief steals someone's identity and goes on a shopping spree,” he said. “The

.send

average victim will lose $1,600.”

it.”

He said those living with roommates should be diligent with their

testing biometrics in the Waterloo

personal financial information.

area in the future, with the intro-

“Change passwords regularly and store your paperwork somewhere

duction of a “smart card.”

safe,”

he

bility to

said.

your responsi-

“It is

take precautions.”

sonal financial details,” he said. “If

you don't know

the .sender, delete

He mentioned VISA would

be

Smart cards are the ID of the future and are able to recognize

unique identities thanks

But, according to DeBoer, stu-

for per-

ogy ranging from

to technol-

retina scans to

dents don’t only have to be wary of

voice recognition, and from finger-

giving financial details to room-

printing to the

mates.

facial recognition.

“People have posed as landlords he explained. “The person to steal your financial details is never the person to use them, these people don’t work alone and they are never who they say they are.”

During the talk DeBoer joked about a fraud conference he

to obtain credit card details,”

Debit card fraud alone totalled

$150 million

last year.

Part of the problem

of fake

ATM

fronts

is

the influx

designed to

copy the card number and acquire your Personal Identification Number (PIN,) making the cloning '

of cards possible.

“Make

sure

differences in

last year.

“I

was

at the

had

my

credit

conference, and I card stolen,” he

said.

He

said

with

Christmas

and

the

lead the

up

to

recent

Oktoberfest celebrations ID peak.

theft

is at its

He added any incidents should be reported to the police immediately and that all ID theft issues should be treated seriously.

“Crooks are stealing honest peo-

you go

you would usually said. “That way you

attended

most successful ID.

to the

use,”

ATM

DeBoer

any the appearance of it.” will notice

ple's information,” said DeBoer.

“They ruin

in a

a person has

day a credit rating

spent years build-

ing.”

(Photo by Amy Meadows) cover up your PIN number at ATM machines, because every 60 seconds someone’s identity is stolen.

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to


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— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Vegans have

to settle

salad

for By ALLISON STEINMAN

The word vegan is derived from word vegetarian as it is made up of the first three and last two letters of the word. To be vegan means to abstain from eating or

the

using any animal products such as meat, dairy products, leather and

anything cooked in animal fats. This is a diet that a second-year nursing student at Conestoga

College knows a

mechanical Second-year business administration - accounting student, Gone Lehman, and first-year their time playing enjoy Etccvitch, Scott student, automation and robotics engineering technology on Oct. 13. video games at the first-ever local area network (LAN) party in the blue room cafeteria

Students plug THOMPSON

By ANNELISE

On first

ever

party

13 Conestoga held

Oct.

in

LAN

(local area

network)

room

cafeteria

the blue

Two, Counter-Strike:

Battle Field

its

Welsh agreed, adding

the

that

showed up around 4

since people

p.m. to get started.

Of

some people, mainly

course,

Welsh, have been at the party since the early hours of the morning getting everything set up. “I got here about seven morning," he said.

many

Although played

including Star Craft,

the

were

the

night,

War

Craft and

MCCORMICK

defined

is

as

mental or

circumstances.

no event is comsome bumps along

without

the road.

synchronize everything

difficult to

Henry added that a special thank you needed to be said to Welsh for terrific job and setting whole party up. “The next party takes place on Nov. 17 at 4 p.m. again,” Welsh

the

a few technical issues,

going down,” said

like the Internet

we

Henry, “so

didn’t start until 4

its

who

are

feeling

overwhelmed and under pressure to alleviate some of their worries and gives tips on how to manage stress.

In

its

come

out,” he said.

third year, Chillax offers

them know

let

that

this

kind of

taking place and see

we

properly with the different levels

event

of the college’s administration.

can get even more people to turn

LAN

“This

was

party

more challenging

to set

a combination of

tion

is

a

little

up here

is

if

up.”

at

management

what the

and how we handle

"Stress

situa-

a student

way

as a

help

is

can be very stress-

to

inform students that if they need it.

available

“It’s to

it.

a part of life,” she said.

is

reach out to students,” she

said, “to let students

Magazine

Magazine

"It

said the exercises will

each

managing

stress

Magazine

taste

of

way

through some

said the exercises

were

chosen as they are activities the coun.sellors can demonstrate’ and the students can take part in. “They’re good for your health, tion,” she said.

Joan Magazine, Student Services

little

of relaxation,” she said.

pus counsellors. This year’s exercises are: meditative breathing, cle relaxation.

activity.

gives them a

managing

mus-

and the treatment of animals. become vegan for health

“I didn’t

aspect

that

my mind

crossed

who

of

stress

and concentra-

Magazine outlined

McLarty

is

never think of eating,” she said.

“You

just discover a

way of

by the

attend Chillax will walk

knowledge of school counsellors and have learned that forms of deep hope students learn there are ways to relax and take care of your“I

she said.

to attend.

women seem

be handling them well.

McLarty isn’t as

said

some of

her family

supportive of her choice as

being vegan,” she

“I believe in

ness.”

sometimes diffivegan if a person doesn’t know where to go. Some of her favourite options are New York Fries, which cook their potatoes in vegetable oil, and a veggie burger from Kelseys. Both Padgett and McLarty admit vegan food is slightly more expensive than regular food but said spending the extra money is worth

She added

it’s

cult to eat out as a

it.

said Padgett.

these foods

“The more popular become the cheaper

McLarty

finds

that

imitation

meat is rather expensive. “The meats are costly,” she said. “But so is regular meat. If you buy a steak it’s going to cost you money.”

of doing research.

nitely gain a

new

As

far as advice for other vegans

beliefs, taking the

and

not

police”

acting

when

it

the

cOmes

“vegan

to other peo-

food choices as three of the to remember.

McLarty

stressed the importance

“Don’t think

perspective.”

choice seriously like

it’s all

about salad,”

she said. “There are a million different things to eat.”

health benefits.

McLarty

said

she

“I actually take the

important to

make

a

feels

lot

to.

time to cook a

good meal now,” she

said.

“It’s

sure you’re get-

ting a healthy, balanced diet.”

Padgett feels the vegan lifestyle is

not only healthier for the indi-

whole

vidual person, but for the

McLarty and Padgett

are

confident they’re receiving nutrients

1

challenges, but both

eating,” she said, “but they defi-

tive

for

all

most important things

come

way

junk food

eats

day,” she said.

ple's’

food production cycle.

relaxation are useful.

a lot better off than

“People tease me a lot about it and I may not change their ways of

away with

a

is

someone who

cakes.

wayside,’-’

who Student Services wants to ensure know about them. Magazine hopes students who

vegetables

goes, Padgett listed standing up for

know

she said, are

said

Padgett said she enjoys cooking vegan food and inviting non-vegan friends over to try it as well as being able to educate people on her lifestyle. Some of her favourite dishes include vegan lasagna and vegan desserts such as cheese

teach them a form of relaxation and

a

whole new

eating.”

healthier than she used fall

you’d

rewarding experience with several

for the students

she said.

vegans aren’t the only people who need to woiTy about their diets. “I think a vegan who eats properly with daily portions of tofu and Padgett

they’ll be.”

counsellors to meet the students, to

three specific

Chillax:

the

is

won ies

help but don't

it.”

“I’m happy to spend the money,”

said her favourite thing

“I love the food, it’s stuff

products.

for

because of

strictly

it

about the vegan lifestyle

Chillax is .set for Oct. 27 on the second floor of the E-wing from a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is wel-

reasons

started out as a vege-

Both McLarty and Padgett agree that being vegan has been a

said one of her

as a counsellor

self,”

Padgett,

never

it

at the time,” said

know coun-

selling services exist.”

ful.”

relaxation exercises with on-cam-

visualization and progressive

said she chose the diet because of her interest in the proyears,

food.

“We’re going to try for next time to get around to more classes and

ty to try out

annual service Student Services,

“There’s a vegan alternative for everything,” she said. Kathy Padgett, a Kitchener resident and practising vegan for eight

poor animal treatment.” to

you can put

it.

said. “If they don’t that's their busi-

event.

been

eat

vanilla soy milk.

tarian. “I did

far

you can

nutritional yeast in

she’d like them to be.

with details about the upcoming

“Word of mouth has by the best way to get people

“If

on popcorn •

other things.

Some of McLarty’s new favourite foods include tofu sausages and

receive a visit in class by

levels.

allows students

Welsh

among

tastes a lot like but-

it

delicious

is

to

“There have been a few problems or glitches, but it’s as expected with running an event like this,” said Welsh. “But on the whole, it’s been pretty seamless.” Another problem that plagued the LAN party was being able to ensure that everything was set up

where to turn. “Those who

by

also

said

and

of them. “You have to feed animals,” she said. “You don’t have to feed corn.”

figured out again.”

so students can have the opportuni-

offered

may

students

McLarty ter

There is no denying that the vegan lifestyle comes with some

reasons,

Business

needs, such as calcium-enriched orange juice and nutritional yeast, a good source of vitamin B12.

she chose the diet. She listed environmental efficiency and concern for animal rights as a couple

the school.

who may need

free

million reasons

a

why

try

take place in separate classrooms

a

there are

said

information can be obtained from flyers posted around

all

about.

Stephanie McLarty, who has been vegan for only about a month,

duction of food, the farming indus-

More

halfway point, projects, assignments. tests and mid-terms are on the rise and so are students' stress Chillax,

is

it

said.

“We had

“Being

semester reaching

the

my

doing such a

the event ran rela-

counsellor, said stress

physical distress caused by difficult W'iih

been

also

tively smoothly,

plete

is

Stress

at

high

out with Student Services

Chill By TIFFANY

in

gam'es

throughout

And though

Two has

p.m. after Trevor got everything

attendance has been pretty steady

was

playing Counter-Strike: Source, at any time all night,” said Henry, really popular.”

up.”

it

at a college.

The party was a huge success according to both organizer Trevor Welsh and fellow planner David Henry, both second-year computer programmer/analyst students.

showed

the college than

school,” said Welsh, adding

“but Battle Field

extras that just

party

Source was the student favourite. “There has been about 30 people

after classes.

“There were about 42 people here from the sign-up sheet we posted,” said Henry, “plus a few

LAN

in at

lot

don’t

their

both

all

the

bodies need even

with the absence of meat and dairy

McLarty found several alternaways of getting what her body

(Photo by Allison Stemman)

Second-year practical nursing student, Stephanie McLarty, relaxes at Tim Hortons after a day of classes with a hot tea, which is one of the few vegan-friendly products the

establishment

offers.


News

A

simple

With the holiday season fast approaching, Operation Christmas Child By VANESSA BUTLER The holiday season is approaching, which can bring about many emotions. The holidays are a time to relax or be stressed out, a time spend with family or avoid family functions, a time to give or to receive, a time to volunteer, give back and spend time in the community, but most of all a time to love. As the holiday sea.son draws near, so does a certain buzz in to

the

But what truly defines a holiday?

air.

ried experience that enables

But

everyone

A

to

relaxing,

unwor-

be carefree? Sure.

project. “People just want to give, and be involved.” The donations given to the project cover warehouse costs as well as shipping the boxes to the various countries. Bowler

emphasizes the goal of the project is helping children. “What we do makes a difference in the lives of a child who needs it,” said Bowler. “It’s about building relationships, kids helping kids.”

Lisa

Stanescu,

program development co-ordinator

Samaritan’s Pur.se, which

Christmas Child, roll

up

said,

is

for

the organization that runs Operation

“We welcome anyone who

their sleeves, get in there,

and work

for a

is

willing to

few hours.”

that’s not likely.

Unfortunately many, especially

23,

2006

— Page 9

keeps on giving

that

gift

SPOKE, October

is in full

toys and hygiene products,” said Bowler.

"The

swing

gifts let children

be children, and they can’t really be children without joy.”

The initiatives don’t just stop way beyond. “We have NLTs,

at the

shoe boxes, they go

(national leadership teams)

hand out 95 per cent of the shoe boxes.” said Bowler. “They ensure the boxes get to the right place, to those who need them most.” Some of the items the project doesn’t delivthat

er arc anything that might melt or freeze, leak or break, or .scare or harm a child. Bowler would like to see the boxes reach the entire world, and said the operation is one of international status. “Our hearts go out to these

anything that might

people,” said Bowler.

for

Stanescu has person-

chil-

num-

dren, the holiday sea-

ally delivered a

son

ber of shoe box gifts to

not full of joy.

is

On Christmas mornmany

ing.

children

Central

in

America. “I’ve learned

children

awake to a lush tree and many gifts, but many also do not. A great number of chil-

how

dren around the world

always looking for peo-

and

ple to get involved. For

ter-

starters,

live

in

poverty

with disease and rorism.

The

by volunteering

community, and bring a smile

in the

try

at

to

those faces.

One organization that is involved in giving back to the community is Operation Christmas Child, which was conceived in 1990 after the Bosnian war destroyed thousands of lives. The idea to pack shoe boxes with toys, hygiene products and school supplies was designed to give the children a ray of hope in a time of need. conCurrently the operation reaches 25 countries and six and is still expanding. Last year alone Canadians 1

tinents

Stanescu said the program’s volunteers require a high level of commitment, such as volunteers doing promotions and

and applicants must be passionate about the mission and vision of the operation. Stanescu said beyond that the organization tries to match each volun-

media

relations year round,

teer’s skills

and goals with a position

people to think is key and this initiative allows beyond themselves. At Christmastime, sometimes real mesthe true meaning can become blurry; the ness

said people out there who love the program, Benjamin Bowler, media relations co-ordinator for the

thrives

sage

is that it’s

The slogan

is

erous

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

that will allow

on

is

that

difficult

times,

it

some warning Talk of

gifts are simple, the basics like

Operation Christmas Child

is

just

one project of Samaritan’s

Purse, an international relief and evangelism organization.

make

a difference you can visit a where the boxes are put together before they get shipped off, or you can call 1-800-3031269 to get the name of a contact person in your area. Or you can visit the operation’s website at www.samari-

To

get involved and

local processing centre,

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being alone, feeling hopeless or helpless,

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free,

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them

be effective, as well as personally fulfilling. “Everyone on our team at Operation Christmas Child interacts with volunteers,” said Stanescu. “These people literally make every aspect of this program possible, without them, this program wouldn’t exist.” Bowler said he truly believes that global aware-

children donated 723,091 boxes. The shoe boxes reach those Bolivia, Venezuela, living in countries such as Argentina, Haiti, Senegal, Chili and Guinea. organization Operation Christmas Child is a non-profit funded solely upon donations. There are very gen-

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is

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she said.

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a child to have hope.”

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— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Page 12

Psychic entertainer says student

be a “crazy cat lady”

will

BRANDON WALKER

By

“How much gle?”

didn’t bring incense or a crys-

He

Dan

psychic

Instead,

ball.

tal

Valkos brought a black briefcase a plastic bottle of Diet Coke to

and

Students lined up near the stage

noon

Valkos three free

to ask

found myself at the end of the curious about my future. ask him?' What should

I

line,

I

I

thought. I

only get three questions

'I

make

better

sure they’re

good

quickly scribbled three quesmy binder and before

tions into

knew

it.

I

sitting in front of

was

I

Valkos, hoping I'd get a good reading.

"Hello lad,” he said while shaking 1

my

hand.

explained

I

was writing

a story

on his visit to the college and he reached inside his briefcase and handed me his business card. “You can get more information from my

about a year.

in

The reading began with my

first

question.

"Should

go

I

graduate?”

to university after

I

asked.

I

work

I

and

meet somewon’t neces-

It

“Thanks,”

to

to

although she likes cats, she doesn’t believe there is any truth to the

it.”

“Thanks again,” his hand

reading.

before

said,

1

Described on his business card

walking

and

shaking away.

And just

like that

it

was

over. I’m

not really sure what to think. His website (www.danvalkospsychic. com) says 1 should trust my instincts, but it all happened so fast.

Students

seemed

whether

over

torn

also

college

the

at

to

believe their readings. First-year recreation and leisure

Goodman

said she

set that is inherent in all

of us.

no community. No harunity. No freedom.

No

an illusion. Society

actually a system of control, a system of alienation, a system of bureaucratic poppycock. is

Borders are arbitrary.

Laws

are suggestions.

Segregation

Yet

we

truths. Life

an end,

is fear.

to .see these

fail

has

become

we want

wants verse!

to

a

naked

means

to

where we’re we can. Everyone

to get

going as quick as

be the centre of the uni-

therefore,

thinking they’re

everyone else. Me. Me. Me. Now. Now. Now. A.S.A.P. When you .stop and think about it

better than

though, the end we’re striving and

dying for is, well ... death. There are no trips anymore. No travels. No rides. No roses. There arc only destinations.

We’ve become serpents hiding among.st the apples humping numbers, hoping, praying it yields more green offspring. We’ve become

who

for each other.

“He

said to

He

the next couple of years.

also

all

of

vice-president

Roxy

Stanciu said

Valcos comes just to entertain. “We try to bring a variety of acts to the school. He’s pretty expensive but

This

“He

the best.”

the seventh year students

is

told

me

said.

come

this

Stanciu

last year,”

“He always

going to be has

same thing

the

year that he did

me

tells

in the public eye,

I’m which

Students

you may actually become an

at

inhaling generations and exhaling

The Plague.

be told that you must look a certain way, which determines who your friends

Sherritt

Opinion

your

think, so

I

exist for certain in

my

mind. Maybe that’s why there is no heaven on Earth, for Arcadia exists solely in our minds.

Maybe fore,

there’s

no

and there-

1

am

I

am

the centre of the uni-

better than you.

But we all share the same, simple and shameful flaw of being contributors to the social machine. The only difference being, perhaps, is that I’m going to enjoy my ride, my life,

my

breath,

my

journey.

You may say I’m nik,

a hippie, a beat-

Bohemian, a flower

So open your eyes, life.

child, a

get your kicks

Alienate society, the

organization, not the people. For

Despair.

once you do, freedom

Revelations.

that

on everybody’s

the lips.

frivolous

becomes sincere

into thinkin fact,

If this all,

ally

then

offends you in any

maybe

it’s

way

at

time you actu-

stopped to look

at

yourself.

and deflection are great defence mechanisms and thank you; you’ve just proved there is a problem.

Denial

Some

of you either thought to

yourself or said to a friend while

reading this that you don’t identify with what I’m talking about, just

Tm

rambling on about some idiotand redundant pipe dream.

Others thought or said I’m being

is

no longer

.sentiment.

It

a genuine and undeniably

way of life. You have

to lib-

myself in the absurdity of being. For the former, someday you’ll have to face the grim, gallows-pole reality that what I speak of is true. And the latter, 1 am, in fact, part of what is wrong. But I’m conscious of it and take it as far as I can in terms of breaking free. Stopping the complete transition is the fact that 1 cannot make other people see the way I see. I can try, as groups of people in every generation do, usually writers and musicians. So if this has been nothing but an amusing rant and/or a topic of discu.ssion in any manner amongst yourselves, then I’m happy. As it means that this has been published and read, .something society does not prefer or usually allow.

Love and

light,

from

me

to you.

a

trying time for anyone, especially

when you’ve been used

to living

under your parents’ wing. For students starting post-secondary school they usually have the choice of living in the school residence or another kind of housing.

When I moved out of my

less product.

hypocritical, as I’m not including

verse.

Maybe

Duped

life will be.

you are unique when,

you’re just a factory-line, emotion-

ic

right

no wrong.

Maybe

ing

to

which then determines how

are,

brainwashed through conformity. Revolution falls upon deaf ears, our eardrums disengaged and tuned into CNN. Crime. Sex. Terror. War. Even peace on Earth is no longer an ideal but a commercial enterprise and maybe that’s as close as it could ever get to being a reality. Rene Descartes proved the one and only thing that is without doubt, I think, therefore, I am. In other words, I cannot doubt that I

and dig

as

has pros and cons

indi-

Moving out on your own can be

Or you can continue

Hopelessness.

Not much can be done

Living in residence it

vidual.

Jason

weight of their workioad

lifts

has been imprisoned for fear that

maverick, a libertine, a rebel, a

gather

freedom though, as

feel

a 200-pound dummy at the police foundations fitness training session on Oct. 10 at the rec centre.

Rob Kozak

true.”

erate your

dreamer. But I’m not the only one.

is

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) brought Valcos to the college. CSI

new pseudonym

anti-Life

.same .song

for

have been entertained by Valcos.

conventions consuming red wine,

vultures

business

years.

Valkos told Goodman she and her boyfriend weren’t “necessarily”

.seem wicked

Jim Morrison knew society for what it was. As an outsider, both by force and choice, Morrison cultivated his subconscious societal antagonism, the suppressed mind-

is

more than 35

and LASA

Women

Togetherness

fortune-telling

the

we want

you’re strange.

is

gives

and past life regressions, Valcos has been in classes

readings,

was telling the truth. “1 don’t want to, but I do (believe).” thinks he

you’re unwanted; streets are uneven when you’re down.

There

who

as a psychic entertainer

when

mony.

Dyck

ation

said. “You’re an alright guy, don’t quote me on that though, cause 1

People are strange when you’re a stranger; faces look ugly when

When

lawn,” Christina

Dyck, also a first-year recreand leisure student, said

he

lad,”

Manifest deception, society’s you’re alone.

my

years.”

“Oh, and by the way

said Fd have three kids, and

career,” he said.

22 years

neighbour’s kids

I’d yell at the

“Then, he said he was joking and that I’d be married in five

wait and see what will happen over

as a reporter?”

“Yes, for part of your profession-

to

said.

and started

said,

1

and would go

said I’d be a crazy cat lady

to get off

get up.

good

"Yes,” he quickly replied.

“Will

“He

be marriage though.”

student Brittany

website,” he said.

al

one

said she’d never been

that hasn’t gotten laid in

OK? You’ll

story,

that I’d get

one again.

he cracked a smile.

until

won’t admit

ones.’ I

your

sarily

questions.

and

seconds

and

girls

to a psychic before

shocked, for a few

there,

sat

be

will

Goodman

and

loser

a

likes you.”

“Just kidding. Don’t put that in

the Sanctuary, Oct. lO.

at

them

be sin-

1

married, but not soon.”

you’re

“Forever,

nobody 1

longer will

asked.

1

only kitchen appli-

that the

in my room were a microwave, small toaster oven and

ances available a toaster, so

making various types

of food was difficult and the majority

my

of

food

consisted

of

microwavable dinners. There were times when I did appreciate having the resident advisers,

known

better

being around on

needed

to get

nights

as

RAs,

when

my homework

1

done

or a good night’s sleep while other

people were up

late

Opinion

parents’

house last year to start school, I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted to live in the residence. I always pictured residence being like the scene from the 1993 teen movie Son in Law, where someone like Crawl is the resident adviser and not very many rules are applied to anyone, but I was sadly mistaken about that part. Some downfalls I found to living in the Conestoga residence was the fact

Peggy O’Neill

drinking and

making

a

tor that

could discourage someone

commotion. Another

fac-

from moving into residence is the fact that you are put into a room with someone who you don’t know, and maybe will not get along with. Luckily for myself I had an amazing roommate, mostly because we had been friends for many years before that and we

specifically requested to be put in

same room, but not everyone is roommate

the

so fortunate. Having a

who

is

from you

totally opposite

can be pretty tricky, frustrating and it may even put a damper on your entire year.

By

second semester

the

already

I

made up my mind

had

that

I

would not be returning to the residence, but instead I would get a townhouse near the school with a few close friends. Since moving into my townhouse, I have more freedom because there’s no longer

RAs

around giving out fines or

try-

ing to establish quiet time hours.

I

also appreciate the simple things like

having a large kitchen to cook

a living room,

in,

room

and,

of

my own

personal

course,

regular

Internet because just about every-

one who lived Internet

the

in residence knows was problematic at

times.

now instead of being RAs it’s the landlord or neighbours who go to bed early Of

course,

hassled by

and don’t appreciate wakeups. 1

know

I

made a

late

lot

night

of great

memories and friendships while living in the residence, and I wouldn’t take back living there for a

year,

but

I

also

know

wouldn’t be able to do

it

that

again.

I


News

Bikers By TARA RICKER Dover

were awoken on Friday, Oct. 1 3 by the roaring of motorcycle engines. This was not the

first

small Lake Erie town

year the

was invaded

but

motorcyclists,

by

rather

the

decided they

they

force

irresistible

the

should do

was

tradition

Simons owns

town every Friday Dave Tank, resident and owner of Dave's World yloth-

called Biker's Delight.

is

an opportunity for motorcy-

enthusiasts

come together way of life by

to

and celebrate their

showing

off

proud

some

pig roast, said Tank.

Port

to be part of

this as

as

such an awe-

tradition."

motorcycle enthusiasts flock into

Aaron Musman, resident of Dover. "They like to bounce hit

Dover

go people have

1

"Bikers like this sort of event,"

around and

well-

a

Port

of migrating birds,

drinking beer and indulging in a

said

in

“Like the irresistible force

bands,

live

shop

heard of Friday the 13th in Port Dover," said Simons. "I'm truly

Harley

their

Davidsons, enjoying

bike

"Exerywherc

the 13th," said

ing store in Port Do\'or.

it

so the

minihike.

Today,

known

It

many

town every

Friday the 13th.”

events like

Dave

Tank,

they can."

Musman

has lived in Port Dover

for 19 years

and attends the event

every time

rolls into

it

Port Dover residetit and owner

of Dave

’v

town.

.store

a

said.

About 150,000 people attend event every

Friday the

some

from as

travel

the

and North

13th

far as

Carolina and Texas, said Musman. Even with the chill of winter in

and giant snowflakes falling from the sky, the event still attracted close to 70,000 people this year, the air

Musman. The Friday

said

the

started in 1981.

13th

Port

native

said.

regarding Friday the 13th.

Mike Yurko of Yurko Custom Choppers, in Toronto, was at the event with his DeWalt Lightning chopper, winner of Judge’s Choice Best in Show at Daytona and the amazing machines. She-Devil Titan Motorcycles and Ride for Sight were also part of the event. Port Dover will be hosting its

Even though the evenf attracts motorcyclists from all over, many Port Dover residents have mixed feelings about the event.

“A lot of people love it and a lot of people hate it," said Musman. "It depends on the person.”

Musman left

town

said a

for the

few of his friends day because they

and motorcycle enthusiast, Chris Simons, and approximately 25 friends, through word of mouth,

can’t stand the amount of people the event draws but Musman

Commercial

the town, especially economically. “There will always be positives

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"The Zoo’, now known as Angelos of Dover. It was in

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Simons even has a suitcase full of newspaper and magazine clippings

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,200 students rock Muchtoberfest hosting the party for Conestoga for

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

as long as he can

Beer and sausage were

all

rage at the annual college night

at

Oktoberfest.

On

Oct.

Arena

in

Queensmount

the

Kitchener hosted approx1,200

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"We always

the

remember. Conestoga

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because they give a great turnout,” said Davis. “They’re usually wellbehaved and we always have a lot of fun.”

Davis said

for

of more than

his staff

Muchtoberfest.

120, including security, agreed that

The beverage of choice was beer, and Bavarian hats and souvenirs were the accessories to have. Hundreds of students danced and

college night

is

always the busiest

night during the Oktoberfest festival.

Darcy Sandford has been working at Oktoberfest for the past six

drank while a giant video screen played popular music provided by

MuchMusic. Former Conestoga student and MuchMusic VJ Tim Deegan, along

“It’s

the television station

the best party of

my

life.”

Johnny McMiiian,

with Mr. Oktoberfest himself. Dr.

Conestoga grad

Bishop, helped kick off the successful event.

The Lions Club of Kitchener, CSl, organized the Conestoga students, as well as other students from various

years and said college kids really

post-secondary institutions.

bartender

along party

with

for

know how

to party.

Lori Dewar,

past

1

who

has worked as a

Oktoberfest for the

at

3 years, agreed.

always lots of fun,” said Dewar. “Even the staff usually has “It.’s

“We always

target

Conestoga because they give a great turnout.” Charlie Davis,

past president of Lions Ciiih

Tickets were sold for $10 in advance, and for $12 at the door. All proceeds from ticket sales went to the school. Other revenue

(Photo by Kristin

Mr. Oktoberfest (right), also

known as

Bishop, helped kick

Dr.

off

Muchtoberfest on Oct. 12

Grifferty)

at

from souvenirs, beer and food sales went to the Lions Club, which puts it into the community.

a great time.” It was obvious to anyone in attendance that the students were thorthemselves enjoying oughly whether they were drinking, dancing or lounging at a table. grads Roger Conestoga Kneehorn and Johnny McMillan have been coming since 2002. and still make an effort to attend even though they have graduated.

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said

it

best

said, “It’s the best party

of

when he

my

life.”

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lots of

Grifferty)

up with sausages, beer and fun,” said Lori Dewar, a barit


Feature

SPOKE, October

^

Oktobcrfest:

23,

2006

— Page 15

BoggiestiilE

-T-s(?r

o'i'

ipants

Almost .^00 particshowed up for the

second annual Dogtoberfest dcsirite had weather in Kitchener on Oet. 14.

The Oktoberfest-sty le held

Bingemans,

at

Humane

Society

is

event,

K-W

a

fundraiser

designed to promote and increase dog/owner relationships rather than focusing Just on money said Elizabeth Bonkink, community relations and

Bamboo, a one-year-old Old English bulldog, smiles as she looks on at all the great

fundraising manager of the Society.

K-W

Humane

pet-friendly activities.

society in

hopes people to society

to adopting a

K-W

as a pet

“It’s

first

new

Dogtoberfest of the

thirrk

when

it

comes

pet.

so rewarding to see

of the dogs that once were

some at

the

humane society returning with their new families and doing so well,” said Bonkink. “To show up

“We

didn’t

we

place but

in

Donna McEnanuy

pretty fierce,”

said while petting her dog, Java, a

Out of 20 dogs, this year’s pagwon by Daisy, a tiny newcomer, with a fabulous leap through a hoop with the assistance of her owner, Nicole

eant was

Ouilette.

“We

heard of the pageant and learned

Just

Ouilette.

“We

the

trick,"

really Just

games and

said

came

for

of the area are.”

Daisy was not available for comment.

based on Kitchener’s Oktoberfest with activities specifically designed for event

in

did

the

The

Dash, an eight-year-old Yorkshire terrier poses costume as he prepares for the doggie pageant at Dogtoberfest at Bingemans his dinosaur

Kitchener, Oct. 14.

their pets.

such cold and wet weather just proves how dedicated pet owners in

is

to spoil

Daisy a

bit.”

In

the

end,

the

event

wasn’t

the pleasure of the tail-wagging

about competition, it was about wagging tails, wet doggy kisses

patrons.

and good times for dog lovers of

“We

have activity centres for the dogs that are all loosely based

accompanied him to games and fun despite

owners are of

seven-year-old chocolate lab. “It’s a great event but we’ll do better next year.”

humane

friend that

The pageant. Judged by Melissa CTV news anchor. Karen Rcdmcn; Liberal MP of Kitchener, and Jennifer Campbell, KICXS FM morning DJ, showed Just how proud dog Durrcll,

mainly to raise the profde of the

Bonkink

panda

cookie hunt, treats on a string and a doggy pageant to top it off"

pageant but the competition was

helps

Dogtoberfest for food,

^

alright for our first Dogtoberfest

friendly community."

his

an obstacle course, the

"This year’s event is way bigger with vendors from as far as Toronto," said Bonkink. “It’s

humane

Cody, a golden retriever from Guelph, introduces

have bobbing for hotdogs,

on carnival or Oktoberfest-like activities,” said Bonkink. “We

all

ages.

more information on upcoming humane society events go to www.kwhumane.com. For

Story and photos by Eric Murphy

the poor weather.

Above: Kaitlyn Gessome and Tammy Grigat, first-year graphic design students at Conestoga, stand with Arizona, a 12-year-old yellow lab, and Kodiak, a nine-year-old chocolate lab, while looking for photos for a design project. Below: Janet Strack shakes

Nicole Ouilette presents her

dog Daisy, the

first

place winner of the doggie pS’geant after a

spectacular leap through a hoop, at Dogtoberfest.

off

pre-pageant

jitters

with Dash.


News

— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Page 16

The boys a

on the big screen

hit

Coming a long way from

TV season,

their first

movie

a must-see

is

By NICK CASSELLI

crank up his love

time

The

boy.s are back,

and

with his long-

life

Lucy

ex-girlfriend

(Lucy

DeCoutere) after discovering her newly enhanced anatomy has land-

time

this

this

on the big screen. 1 must warn faithful viewers of the popular Canadian documentary television .series Trailer Park It's

ed her a job

But,

at

gentleman’s

the

club.

While

midst of an eventful

in the

Boys, to strap on your adult diapers before watching this one, as Ricky,

night at the club, Ricky butts heads

Bubbles and all the rest of those Sunnyvale rejects may cause extreme bladder hostility.

club owner Sunny, Julian meets the

The movie kicks cal

a helicopter

boys

is in

and Corey and Bowles and

life,

(Corey

Michael Jackson), get busted for

where

cha.se,

stealing drinks.

hot pursuit of the

where would

But,

this

tale

be

without that raging booze hound of

machine

foiled cash

after a

love of his

Trevor,

off with a typi-

Sunnyvale police

Lucy’s new boyfriend and

with

Julian,

robbery, which ultimately leads to

a Trailer park supervisor

a year-and-a-half stint in con-col-

(Jon Dunsworth)?

Of course Mike

lege.

Jim Lahey

Clattenburg, the

Unceremoniously tossed out of

genius director behind this brilliant

days before the final game of the guard/inmate hockey tourna-

Canadian production, could never

jail just

leave out the boy’s arch nemesis.

Along with

ment, Ricky (Robb Wells), Julian

cheeseburger-

his

sidekick

eating

tMike Smith) make a belligerent return to Sunnyvale Trailer Park with a plan for The Big Dirty, the

proves to be an irritating pest in the boy’s march through the dirty

have revealed a little too much for those who have yet to Perhaps

dim-witted'scheme to

nal history; a

In the

meantime Ricky decides

Ps3

I

see this greasy escapade, but rest

of change.

steal vast quantities

assured, this

to

is

just a

ous models, he the Ps3 offers

hew ground

player,

with Playstation 3 (Ps3), due out Nov. 17 for an estimated $700.

$1,300.

is

breaking

Sony has thrown

nition

and

four

USB

ports,

1

(HDMI),

new processing

really

revolutionary

because

it

right

now

A

of the

first

.said

Playstations, but in the are

eight,

backup processor

allowing to help

the processor workload,

competing with other high DVD players to be the is

There

for

a

balance

making

it

more powerful and more efficient. “Sony got together with IBM and Toshiba and came up with

“Back when Sony put a DVD player in it, which was a big move to have a DVD player on top of a gaming system. Now they’re saying, ‘we’re not only selling you a gaming system, we’re selling you

came

out,

home entertainment system.’” So how does Ps3 compare to Microsoft’s latest system, Xbox

a

while Sony, like Sony likes to do, is pushing the envelope a little bit further with the Blu-ray and the cell

processing unit.”

Silveira also said the hard drive

this

new unit,” Silveira said. “No one knows exactly how it works

three times bigger than Xbox. “You can store files on your P.s3, acce.ss music on it and also

because they’ve been very hush-

Playstation Portable has Bluetooth

hush about it.” The problem with that, he .said, is the companies who program the games don’t even know, so

technology

they

don’t quite

know how

to

code the games. However, P.s3 is entirely backwards compatible with about 90

a long

way from

$2 television

original

series

the in

Season

is

Ps3. In the

you can

in

it

to

connect to your

game Formula One

’06

actually use the Playstation

Portable as a rear-view mirror,” he said.

“Another bonus with Ps3

is

opposed to Xbox, where you pay a monthly the server

is

free,

of the hit series

and motion

picture. Trailer

Park Boys.

2001, The Trailer Park Boys movie debut featuring an all-Canadian music number is not to be missed.

jalapeno with an H, and

So mix that rye and coke, grab a bag of jalapeno chips, that’s

just because Julian

down

come on

to a theatre near you.

But, please don’t drink and drive,

cool, doesn’t

makes

it

mean you have

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Silveira.

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Playstations were sent back due to

overheating,

the newest high defi-

in the

does.”

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for

360? “Technology wise, Xbox is behind Sony,” says Silveira. “Xbox says, ‘whoever is the industry standard between Bluray and HD DVD, that’s who we’ll go with.’ They’re going

doesn’t run off of the

original processing unit, like the

Xbox

DVD

sells

is

Playstation 2

unit

broadband engine,” said Jeff Silveira, an employee at Future Shop in Cambridge. “It’s

alone

ary again,” he said.

band engine. called a cell

the Blu-ray

DVD

“Sony

broad-

microprocessor, the cell

said.

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Multimedia Interface and the advanced

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flick.

Silveira said another big thing

since the days of Nintendo,

and Sony

mere glimpse

per cent of the games from previ-

Video games have come a long

Bubbles and Julian are the stars

headed dialog seen throughout the

set to debut

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of the off-the-wall stunts and bone-

jungle.

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Randy,

(John Paul Tremblay) and Bubbles

as

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Message behind

2006

23.

By JESSICA BLUMENTHAL

Aries March -

21

Libra -

A

September 23 Ortoher 99

April 19

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11

a fire element, your stub-

bornness

may

way of you. Be

get in the

possible happiness for

Going or staying

will

week

biggest battle this

be your as your

and don't let your independent ways oveipow-

socializing impulses may be put on hold with upcoming deadlines, tests and projects. Use your bal-

er you.

ancing

patient with people

abilities wisely.

Taurus April 20

-

May

Scorpio 20

IIW 'My

October 23

November

sea of people

moshed

to the

sardine-packed bar on Oct.

in a

.

Punks and music lovers united rock

with

out

to

Brown Brigade,

Ignite, Circle Jerks

and Pennywise at the Cowboy bar in Guelph. Each band on the bill conveyed the message of the importance of independent thought and questioning authority.

Brown

-

21

Brigade, a quintet from

Pickering, opened the show.

The

Dave Baksh’s, the ex-guitar Sum 41, new project. The band's music was a mixture

band

is

player from

Maintaining good marks in is what you strive for but you also look for the enjoyment

cealing

of events outside the institutional

a friend asks

school

walls. Surround yourself with your friends and family.

Your

of dealing and conbe challenged when

talents

may

you for a favour. allow your influential

Don't

instincts to

be taken over, take

control of the situation.

Gemini Hj.BjS May 21

Sagittarius

-June 21

November 22 December 21

of classic rock riffs with rap and catchy choruses.

The

under the pressure, the load will get lighter. Don't allow yourself to become depressed by the lack of entertainment in your life.

Your grasp

may

with

arises

minute-long

songs, lead singer, Keith Morris, talked about the .Softboys and other

ance,

the

around the stage giving a performance reminiscent of Ozzy Osborne and Janis Joplin combined. They covered songs like, flailed

Gimmie, Gimmie, Gimmie, by

they

named

their

the

inspiration for songs

audience that they get their

Avenue

Country and

remem-

they

set,

bered fellow bandmate and original bassist Jason Thirsk who died in 1996, with a banner above the

challenge

from the 1999 album, Straight Ahead. Jim Lindberg, lead singer, told

My Own

Nightmare,

Fu.se.

Reality,

off their

decide which songs to play. They played songs from their

drum

gle, Bleeding.

audience.

when

to

headlined the international tour to feature their newest album. The

to their music. The quartet played songs from their new album, Our Darkest Days, including their sin-

the

songs

Enemy. During

Victim of

to

Pennywise gauged the audience’s reaction

The crowd was pumped for Pennywise and yelled their name until they came on stage. The group, a veteran punk band from Hermosa Beach. Calif.,

their set with the song.

lessons

the entire performance.

nine albums, including 6th

breathed more life into the crowd. People started singing and moshing

The middle-aged band. Circle some punk music histo-

The crowd surfing picked up and mosh pit was wild throughout

Black Flag, one of Morris’s former bands, and Frank Zappa.

started off

Jerks, gave

and power-hungry Lindberg said people should get the message and there’s a need for a socially and politically leaders.

conscious society.

The 18-year-old band

-

cle ol violence

original bands and told the audience to never forget their roots. During the Circle Jerks’ perform-

Morris

— Page 17

kit.

Lindberg said he thinks the. real staying true to

is

who

you are, which is something band believes they’ve done over

the the

years.

As Pennywise wrapped up with the final song. Perfect People from

from reading newspapers daily and watching the

the album About Time, Lindberg gave thanks to their indie label. Epitaph, and acknowledged fellow

news. Their songs cover topics like urbanization, the never-ending cir-

arti.sts

like

Threat,

NOFX

Bad

Minor

Religion,

and Rancid.

for understanding

be challenged

tion

band.

their

2006

23,

the music

Ignite,

ry

Work will, continue to get heavier for you but don't crack

second

between

In

last-paced sound of hardcore punk and the reggae-infu.sed sound of

ska

As

SPOKE, October

when

a situa-

another

fire

element. If you're wrong don't hide behind pride, but don't

become

their victim.

Capricorn December 22

-

January 19

moon, your changes you yourself feeling

Pay attention

planetary ruler.

may

find

to the

As

it

overprotective of those you care for,

daydreaming more or the

need for security

in your- social

You

rarely accept help to get

what you want and you're not about to start. You will be rewarded for your perseverance and initiative by upcoming achievements you have made possible.

life.

(Photo by Jessica Blumenthalf

Pennywise singer, Jim Lindberg, gets into at the Cowboy bar in Guelph on Oct. 1 1 Lindberg the audience to “think for yourself, question authority and don’t answer to the man.” it

Aquarius January 20

-

February 18 Your ruling and giving senses

may

conflict

when

a

decision

needs to be made. Trust your instincts and allow them to choose for you. Do not be taken advantage of and do not worry what others will think of you.

Toronto lawyer releases

ing abilities will as

arise.

Don't

come

and

projects

let

By ELIZABETH BATE

into play

yourself

the only influence.

Andy Carey

become

work

thinks,

some of

best

end up doing

Closing Circle. The independent musician played The Sanctuary at

all

the work. Don't

be taken advantage

of.

Virgo

I

Pisces

August 23 September 22

strive

improvement in many aspects of your life. Don't overload

March 20 others for

who

they

are and aren't too picky about the

As

a water element

for

little

yourself with

you look to earth and air for companions. Be careful, your

work, chores or tending to other's needs, even if

you

feel the

need to serve and

help.

heart

with

things.

may become fire

entangled clouding your visual

McCormick

down

little tired,

a third-year journalism student holding fate in the palm of her hand. is

there for everyone.”

him

but with good

reason.

like

Andy

al

Carey,

independent musician

result is an

album

full

of

pared to such musicians as Cold Play and Keane. “I think it’s a compliment,” said

“The is

British

definitely

tradition

something

of that

has influenced me.”

quick to point out that while British bands are a major is

With

it

said.

He

heard in every note. With songs about old girlfriends

music.”

was going to take four years, but at the same time I didn’t want to rush it,” iie “I didn’t think

music

the

For him, it’s all about the personand emotional connections. “With music you can make something that is uniquely yours and then share that. If you can with emotionally connect someone that’s the reward of

any kind of artform, is a gift and gifts are meant to be shared.” “Music,

project.

Carey.

at

and new beginnings he weaves

Carey, a full-time trial lawyer from Toronto, has just finished producing his third album, a four-year

The

performance

Sanctuary wasn’t long, just 40 minutes, but Carey’s passion could be

unforgettable stories.

to talk with

haunting piano melodies and beautiful metaphors that are being com-

perspective.

Tiffany

sat

ty

12.

couldn’t help but notice that he

looked a

February 19

You accept

1

fair amount of diversion the CD. There’s .something

“There’s a

his

on his new CD,

stuck in a group where you will

is

The

influence on his work, they are not

assignments

When

You're kind-hearted by nature

new album

Your innovative and research-

Conestoga College, Oct

and have the tendency to

told

.

Although not well known, Carey is passionate about his music and likes his approach to the music industry. “It’s

a strange

way

to

approach is

that

I

can keep control of the creative

For

He but

admits though, that somecan be a strain. “It’s tough,

it

since

I

love

the

music

not really a sacrifice. Music

No.

1

passion.”

,

is

it’s

my

the

first

is

making

new way. time

his

work

Circle, Climbers.

In addition, as

many

promote

Carey

will

be playing,

clubs as he can this

fall

to

work. “Music, like any kind of artform,

product,” said Carey.

times

album Carey

appears online on Iceberg Radio with the first single off Closing

the industry, but the biggest advan-

tage to having a day job

this

connections in a

his

a gift,” said Carey. “And gifts are meant to be shared.” For more information about Andy Carey or Closing Circle, visit, www.andycarey.com. is


Page 18

News

— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

Conestoga student set

be the next Rocky

to

female athletes are doing amazing and our guys are just mediocre, but they gel most of the funding.” Bujold said she really admires

By STEPHANIE IRVINE

A

scci)ncl-ycar business

sludcnl

from Conesioga College has been lor in\ iled lo go lo llal) on No\. 2 an inlernalional boxing bout.

Spencer.

1

"She's

I

the time

Mandy

"That's what I

dil'-

she thinks

to see,”

ring,

she said. it’s

it's

just

“When like

she

that, .so it’s

It’s totally

over before

it

a mental game."

starts.

two eompetitixely. wanted to do it. Sinee was a kid I've had a boxing bag in

the reason she has been so success-

Bujold added that a big part of

"I'xe alvxays

my I

and she looks so

the

Bujold has been boxing for almost three years,

I

in

knows she’s already won the fight. Her opponent on the other side of the ring is looking at her and knows

people."

I'erent

slick

she gels into the ring

I

get to tra\-

oxer the plaee and meet

all

awesome

to traxel," said

about eompeting.

like i'l

just get

I

Bujold. lb.

.so

comfortable

'I'm going li)!' six da\s. but only light on two days so the rest ol

house, and

I

used to just

know how

didn't

to hit

"Otie day

she said.

it

here to the club with me, and

loved

it

I

kept coming."

I

International bouts, like the

one

(Photo by Stephanie tn/ine)

she’s going to in Italy, are for expe-

Mandy

rience, she explained.

Rick Cadilha, at the Waterloo Regional Boxing Club.

how

“It’s just to .see

so you’re more prepared when you to the world championships,’’

she said.

Bujold said her biggest concern is Rick Cadilha, won’t be coming with her due to family that her coach,

commitments. “1 keep telling her she’s going

me

have to fight without later,” said

to

sooner or

of things.”

lots

Bujold added is worth it.

Conestoga College, works out with her coach,

I

go

for a fight

I’ve trained so hard,” she said.

“If the girl beats

me

she’s better than

me.

There’s no

way

because

it’s

That’s

it.

she trained harder

than me, so then

know

I

I

just

more experience and

I

have can

beat her.”

According

Bujold said that she trains

when someone recognizes your hard work.” She went on to say it was helpful because it can be really expensive for athletes. “I don’t pay for much usually though,” she said. “I’m lucky that I have a really good boxing club because they back me up nice

of her hard work

all

pays off when

“It

and

to get

Cadilha.

De.spite the fights not being for a title,

Bujold, 19, a second-year business student at

others fight

go

Cadilha,

to

getting

Bujold said that her club, Waterloo Boxing, even gave her a bursary to go to school this year.

funding to cover travel and training

workouts per day.

costs can be. difficult.

tion,

of training, and most people don’t put that much in but I don’t want to fight and just be OK,” she said. “I want to fight and be

“I’m talking to different people all the time,” he said. “I have to be

from the dues, they have

creative.”

expen.ses.” Bujold said there

No.

1.

“It’s

said.

different training,”

all

“I

she

same thing

don’t do the

Bujold did receive $2,600 from the Quest for Gold funding offered through the McGuinty government in

March of

I’ll do one boxing workout where I’m actually punching, but the other one will be a run, sprints,

because

weight training,

and

twice.

balance.

.stability,

“It’s

she said. I

do a

lot

money

that

comes

somewhere so they use

tem

in the

is

in

to use it

it

for

a carding sys-

senior levels of compet-

of other things, so

champion

much

put so “I

a non-profit organiza-

is

so the

do coaching up here

cool,

pretty I

“This

boxing, which gives the athapproximately $2,500 monthly to cover training and living expenses. Currently only one female boxer is carded in Canada, world

this year.

Windsor. “Our female athletes are ranked more in the world than our male athletes,” said Bujold. “So our

in everything.”

hard for them with two to three “It’s a lot

itive

lete

e.specially effort in,”

it’s

Mary Spencer from

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works within communities

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to fulfill

wishes lor children diagnosed with

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a high-risk, life-threatening illness.

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The cost per picture was $9.95 and an additional $15 for the autograph itself, with two percent of all lo

the

Children’s Wish

Foundation.

Framed Memories, a sponsor of Children’s Wish Foundation,

the

started these signings in June with

another former Toronto Maple Leaf goaltcndcr, Mike Palmalecr.

Lamcy

said the signings usually

bring in around 100 people.

^we’re seems doing “It

to be it

growing because

every month now, so

people become more aware of it through word of mouth, said

Lamey.

“Our goal

lo

is

have one

signing a month.”

Lamey

said the

^.something

with

first

time they did

the

519.624.9492

day being

the store’s sales for the

donated

Children’s

Wish Foundation was when the Kitchener Rangers won the

or seven years if they accept female boxing. She went on to say she has fought and beaten people from four or five different countries who have been to the world championships. “I would like to be world champion, so that’s what I’m working towards right now,” she said. “I know I have what it takes to do it, I just have to get the experience.” six

a friend

come

so

because of Cadilha. Bujold said her biggest goal would be to go to the Olympics in ful is

but

properly,"

it

made

I

hit

Summer MePhee) never too busy for

(Photo by

Toronto Maple Leaf legend Johnny Bower his young fans like Aiden DeSousa.

Memorial Cup.

lhe.se

“We

had a special frame made up for that and then wc sold tickets for it and all the money went towards the Children’s

Wish Foundation,”

He

is

guys,” said Mikula. said that Johnny Bower,

Cup

Stanley

in

1967, does a lot of Children’s Wish

Lamey. Tom Mikula, a supplier for Framed Memories, became a friend and a partner for these charitable

work

signings.

cause,” said Mikula.

said

“Tom’s

who

played for the Toronto Maple Leafs the last time they won the with Foundation.

a great situation,

“It’s

great people and

it’s

they’re

for a great

one with all the contacts,” said Lamey. Mikula said he hooks up the store

Upcoming signings include former NHL players Jim McKenny

with the players.

to 3 p.m.

the

“I go through the NHL alumni and other people know that know I

and

Bill

from

I

Derlago on Nov. 4 from and Eddie Shack Dec. 9

to 3 p.m.

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Sports

SPOKE, October

Raptors spotted By JORDEN FELICIANO

the Raptors iilayers.”

Cardoza

The

ToroiiU) Raptors basketball

team was busy in Waterloo (or reasons other than their jire-season training

KIM

at

wasn't

It

some

the

ol

I’ark.

iilay for

during

|ilayers

to the

fact

Waterloo basketball team.” said Zaggario.

much that

Region of Waterloo

although is

one of

the fastest-growing regions in the it isn’t exactly a hotbed for high protlle celebrities.

“You don't sec people

Many

of the

popu-

people were shocked

unlike most eelebt

players had

special guc.sts only.

kept to themselves, playing pool

human beings

and talking

Zaggario said his impression of the media’s perception of athletes

and

talk to the stars.

hung

others,

out

at

night were surprised to sec

“1

who

visitors

looked

I'amil-

couldn’t believe

frequently and er himself. “I

is

to Revolution

a basketball play-

eome

here often and

I’ve never seen this place cial guests

lar

n't sto[)

“I

have spe-

with a large profile like

each other, but it didsome people from trying to to

was on

room when guy

I

my way

in

noticed that there was

that

Zaggario said he had never been such company before, so he did-

he had anything to lose by trying to converse with them. n’t think

“I

walked right up to Chris Bosh him had him on my fantasy

to tell

1

This was good news because it the day 1 would be leaping out of a perfectly good aircraft.

was

headed down to Skydive Swoop, in Dundas, to tandem Jump from approximately three kilometres (10,500 feet) and free fall at 1

approximately 190 km/h. Arrer—nigjiimg three pages of waivers and watcTiTTTg:'^. movie, 1

was off

my

to

plane,

nervous, but he was right,

One minute you are ripping through the sky, diving like a bird at its prey, and in one smooth swift motion you’re shooting up through the sky like a rocket.

did

that they seclude themselves from the public becau.se of the hassle

some

fans bring.

“Thc.se guys definitely got

The parachute catches the wind and the roaring suddenly stops and everything is quiet and peaceful.

to earth they were,

so personable,

I

against the

New

15-minute training

session.

Within about a half hour 1 was Jump from an airplane. At Skydive Swoop only four to

five

I

ha(j finally

my

people can

fit

in

I’ve

sometimes filled Jumper but it makes

by a certified

is

for a tight ride.

The company

there

and

airplanes so there

two

was a long wait

ahead of me. After hanging around for almost seven hours it was finally my turn

in.

staff

see everything from up

an experience like

lets you see more clearly. After a few moments of chatting

that

the

adrenaline

little

about the view and the experience of the free

me

fall

my

instructor told

he was going to loosen

geared up, met my has Jumped out of

all

instructor

who

more than 2,000 times, and climbed into the plane for a plane

was

great and the peo-

were a lot of types of people radio

fun.

Different

skydiving

try

high

personnel,

Anyone who has ever thought

my

gear

so I’d be more comfortable.

Something about someone playing with my gear while I’m still approximately a kilometre and a half off the ground made me a little

it,

If

I

it

should Just go ahead and no reason not to.

there’s

get

my way

I'm going back

year to begin certification;

next

once wasn’t enough for me.

The only negative

part

the

is

price.

A and and to

This was the scariest part for me.

to go.

got

The ple

do after

more planes than

It was truly an amazing experience and not nearly as scary as everyone thinks.

it is.

things a also only has

landed

tandem Jump co.st around $300 if you buy the still-shot photos DVD of your skydive it Jumps

approximately $400, but

it

One

thing that struck

me

The only way

to live life is to the

fullest.

For more information on skydiving check out

www.swoop.on.ca

as iron-

on takeoff you buckle up your

somewhat baffling considwas going to be Jumping out

seatbelt,

ering

I

of the plane. After the 20-minute climb an

alti-

tude of approximately three kilometres,

1

was harnessed

to

my

and after being fully attached we opened the door. instructor,

The whoosh of wind the plane at that exact

when

that enters

moment

is

the first tinge of adrenaline

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sets in.

The videographer for Swoop climbed out onto the wing brace awaiting the

Jump

signal.

We

followed behind, and got into position with our feet out on the

step,

head back and back

arched.

With a rocking motion to indicate ready, set, go,

we

were- out of the

XADfES IN FREE BEFORE 11PM 10 Manitou Dr. Kitchener

is

well worth the money.

takeoff.

ic is

factory.

my

accomplished

finally

I’ve tanded in.

about

what

You can

rapher.

I

had

school teachers and tradespeople.

off

in the aircraft.

for the pilot, the tandem instructor, one tandem Jumper and a videog-

extra seat

accomplished

goal to take

more planes than

This only leaves enough room

The

in for a

including

ready to

and we

five

goal to take off in

(Comer of Manitou

& Fairway)

GREAT ALLOWE COSTUME

I

and they were

awesome

to .sec

do that.” The new-look Raptors begin their regular season on Nov. away,

turns and spins, then glid-

again.

it’s

athletes

smooth landing about minutes later. I was back on the ground safe and sound and ready to go up and do it ed

I

Seeing the autumn colours while floating beneath a parachute is really the only way the contrast can truly be seen and appreciated for

to steer the parachute

some

my

utmost respect after tonight,” said Zaggario. “Just seeing how down

I was more comfortable. Then my instructor taught me

how

these players are.”

is

to the bath-

looked like Chris Bosh,” said Matt Zaggario, a lifelong Raptors fan. a

said Alvin

it,”

who goes

Cardoza,

this

Skydiving: a first-hand experience plane.

no security stopiring

people from approaching them and they weren’t in a seeludetl area foi'

Star players Chris Bosh and Morris Peterson, along with neweomers T.J Ford and Fred Jones

iar.

The weather conditions on Oct. 7 were perfect for Jumping out of a

that,

the Raptors

“It was unbelievable how people could Just walk up there and cliat with them.” said Zaggario. “I think that says a lot about what kind of

some

tumbling through the sky with arched backs.

ities,

around here too often." said Cardoza. For most ol the night the players

that

By JENN SPRACH

— Page 19

Oetober training eamp, as eould be seen at Revolution Nightelub on Oct. b.

Revolution, creating quite a buzz. Many regulars in attendance

Cambridge residents Matt Zaggario (second from left) and Alvin Cardoza (right) were surprised to see Toronto Raptors stars Chris Bosh (left) and Morris Peterson out for a night at Revolution Nightclub in Waterloo on Oct 6.

the

the

early

(Photo by Jorden Feliciano)

surpri.se

attributes

country,

work and no

all

in

2006

23.

Jersey Nets.


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News

— SPOKE, October 23, 2006

NHL By

legends score big

ANGELO MAZZIOTTI

Ribble opened the scoring 17 minutes

The smell of popcorn, hotdogs and nostalgia filled the air at the Guelph Sports and Entertainment centre Oct. 15, as the NHL alumni took on

alumni

and

all in

The

the

in a

Detroit

game

Red Wings

that dazzled

one

attendance.

start

of the

game was

all

about the goalies as Peter McDuffe

made (Photo by Angelo Mazziotti)

Detroit

Red Wings alumni Bob Probert

NHL

netminder Peter McDuffe at Entertainment Centre on Oct. 15.

puck past former the Guelph Sports and

1

8 saves for the

in the first

NHL

alumni

period alone. His coun-

Marc Laforest, stopped 19 Red Wings. Red Wings defenceman Pat

terpart,

slips the

for the

the

into

swooped

contest

when he

puck out of the left end boards, and dashed across the goal mouth, beat McDuffe with some stellar stick handling and slid it into the open net. Off the very next faceoff, former Montreal Canadiens forward Mark the

Napier made an outstanding lead pass to former

Maple Leaf Dan

Daoust who went top shelf to beat game at one a piece after the opening 20 minutes. The second period was in the form of a skills competition, and

Laforest, notching the

save VW threads

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had much more of a light-hearted feel to

it.

It

was not out of

the ordi-

nary to see player-fan interaction as

even referee Dave Hutchison got into the act by asking the crowd to judge a winner by applause volume. In the third the five

Red Wings scored

unanswered goals

up 10-5. With a

little

to put

luck and a

NHL

boys

them

lot

of

up 11-11. During the shootout former NHL all-star and 50 goal scorer

cheating, the

tied

it

Gary Leeman was

the only player

to score, lifting the

NHL

a 12-11 victory.

alumni to


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