Where they came from, why some believe
services offered for Aboriginais
of support could prevent
students from attending Conestoga.
Organic foods a healthier option
If you improve your food choices, you could feel a lot better.
Maws 14 Monday. October 30, 2006
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
— No. 20
Get answers at info desk MEGHAN KRELLER
Student.s with que.stions about the Student Life Centre and it.s .service.s
introduetion ol an information desk, said Carol Gregory, direetor ot student development.
Ink) desk stall will be trained about Conestoga .Students Inc., student life and Student Services, the
three areas of the college that developed the concept. However, it’s
important people realize this a college information desk,
“The information will be focused on services and
information will be focused on services and programming available for the students through the centre.”
the students through the
Recruitment for student leaders desk has begun and
to staff the info
Carol Gregon director
applications are available on the student life website and the career
Ten to 20 positions depending on the desk’s hours of operation, which services
are to be filled,
desk, which will be located just inside Door 3, at the entrance of the centre, will be staffed by stuwho will provide direction to
anyone who needs it. Gregory said this is one of many new initiatives focused on the concept of students
(Photo by Kristin
serving students. “This will help us in creating a student-centred culture,” she said. also helpful that everything
Living Pretty Polly
on the edge
the crowd by lying on a bed of rusty machetes at the Freak
have not yet been decided. Staff work approximately 10 to 15 hours per week at $9. 29/hr. This new position will provide students with a great part-time job will
on campus where their focus is assisting other student.s in a friendly, positive and helpful manner, said
Leanne Holland Brown,
are excited about building
team of students who, through
their efforts, will help define a stu-
dent-friendly culture in the Student Life Centre,” she said.
Sanctuary. For story and more pictures see Page 15.
Student runs By ANNELISE THOMPSON ‘I
While Conestoga College stunervously await mid-term results, one second-year general dent.s
are going to occur
the results of Waterloo city coun-
thrown his hat into the ring, and is running against three other candidates for the position of
take Waterloo for-
a direction that will be sustain-
have someone younger with new ideas on council’
and taking care
“I’m running on the (improvement) of the uptown core, provid-
for the youth of
next he said, because he feels he would be able to balance his academics with councillor at
“1 think we need to have someone younger with new ideas on council,” she said. “Not just six guys sitting around all saying the same thing over and over.”
other part- or full-time jobs, and a
the protection of Waterloo’s
environment, including protection of the city’s drinking water and “If
get elected, the
I’m going to do is make sure that stop any construction or build-
Brent Rohrer, a third-year
akso lives in
encouraging to see a young
needs and wants of students, run-
Waterloo councillors are typically at least 30 years old. but
ning,” said Rohrer. “It’s also
McCaughtrie doesn’t age
feel that his
a disadvantage to his candi-
think a lot of the voters are
ready for a change
ready to hear fresh young voices on
(Photo by Annetise Thompson)
Andrew McCaughtrie, a
dent at the college, is running for Waterloo city council’s Ward 5 position in the Nov. 13 election.
to see that
because that’s also important to me.” McCaughtrie said his plans after graduation are up in the air. “I’m looking at maybe going to university to further
a third-year history
he has environmental in
don’t think being on council
academics,” he said.
of people on council have
school have part-
time jobs. Mine would just become
one on council.” McCaughtrie decided
to run for
5 councillor in January 2006.
officially filled in all the paper-
September 2006. is headed into a very big time of change, and a very in
agreed with Tran.
two to see
oecur I want eouneil to be on top of them, by seeing where problems
proactive in traffic management,”
a fellow student running for coun-
“Instead of waiting for problems
like to start
Being elected would not McCaughtrie’s plans for
Waterloo, and focusing on being
McCaughtrie’s campaign weeks ago. and was excited
which includes some aquifers that we draw water from, and poses a
Another important issue that McCaughtrie hopes to tackle in his
The fresh, new eity outlook that McCaughtrie hopes to bring to council is based on four main con-
northwest corner of Waterloo.” he said. “This is an environmentally sensitive area,
over the next four years, the next 10 years and the next 100 years,” the Waterloo resident le
want ward and
business student will be awaiting cil’s election
studies,” he said. “If
don’t go to
exciting time of change. We’ve, hit the borders of growth, so
grow any wider, and
we can’t now time
for new ideas on how Waterloo can grow to be brought to council
instead of the traditional ideas like
a lot of land, but don’t provide a lot
of housing.” he said.
For more information on McCaughtrie and his campaign visit
— SPOKE, October 30, 2006
Job By LEANNE
great for networking
Close to 75 per cent of jobs are
Going around from business
questions answered by
looking for a job, a job
mask would be
scariest for me. like
the fact that
Ana Almeida, second-year broadcasting
network of industry con-
attending. Career services publishes an
employer guidebook a couple
of weeks before each of
job you really want, she gaid.
a background on the business and
“The job fair is a great spot to meet with individuals who do the
positions they are seeking to
hiring for the business they repre-
dents can target
speak to and ask relevant questions, she said.
employers gathered in the E-wing at Conestoga College’s Doon campus looking for employees. Tao Cruikshank, career services it’s
meet with several employers in one spot over a short period of time than making cold calls or hitting the pavement in search of your dream job. “The job fair is an excellent place to gather information on the businesses attending and to learn about the organization’s goals, structure and types of employment opportunities and thus determine if this is a place you would like to easier to
work,” said Cruikshank.
would say that crazy girl in the Grudge. Her
tacts is essential for securing the
the perfect opportunity to find one.
officer at the college, said “I
business handing out resumes can be a daunting task, so
Which horror movie character would make the scariest Halloween costume?
not advertised which
Kyle Cole, a first-year biotechnology student, said the job fair was interesting and informative. “However, I found it was mostly based around the engineering students,” he said. Career services do their best to gear the fairs toward student needs, that’s
the fall fair
Cruikshank. Before attending any job fair, students should review who will be
this information, stu-
receive a great deal of informa-
on the businesses attending.” They should come with questions
resume to hand out and be prepared to answer questions. They to ask, a
should act and behave the
at the fair
same way they would
primarily focused on part-time and
cannot stress enough the need
for students to bring a resume.
demonstrates to the employer that
them,” she said. The next job fair will be held on March 21 and 22, 2007.
weird twitches scare the hell out of me.” Russell Baker, third-year
“The Texas Chainsaw guy, n’t
because he does-
play around.” Justin Barhuto,
second-year police foundations
“Anything that looks like
the chainsaw guy,
De Vries, first-year
(Photo by Leanne Mountford)
Conestoga College on Oct. 18 was a good opportunity seasonal employment.
By JASON SHERRITT
Many Kelly Forsyth,
second-year broadcast-tele vision
colleges in Ontario have
services geared toward Aboriginal
students but Conestoga isn’t one of
Kitchener-Waterloo area so there are a lot of students that
Conestoga) for their education,” said Kelly Nixon, the Aboriginal
counsellor in Student Services. “So
you have native people who
staying for awhile.”
Native students are
risk of not continuing their post-
secondary education because of a lot of barriers such as lack of family support, college support and financial
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according to Nixon, is close to or under the percentage of
around 3 or 4 per cent. “Funding is late or it’s not coming. I’m often working with students to try and resolve some of those right in the beginning and sometimes, students have withdrawn before they’ve begun. “If we had a position that was
develop a sense of camaradei^ much like the place for internati^B
students to find part-time
they are supported.
“For Conestoga, there's more
work we can be doing in that Nixon also said a visible,
located in a part
of the A-wing that most students don’t travel down, and in a room that has
sometimes communities which places have support, which don’t and which to stay away from. Conestoga is one of six colleges that does not have services geared Aboriginal
are told in their
specifically dents. al,
said people in gener-
native or not, will
where Aboriginal students can meet and rate
and negotiations could be done; also,
form connections with other students. I’d like to have a place where the native students can connect with each other and provide that source of support, especially when they’re coming from farther away. “We do get students from the northern communities and sometimes it is a bit of a cultural shock or they
don’t have the supports
might have had at home, or they’re looking for conlocally
with elders,” said Nixon. “I can all those bridging areas
they can find me.”
— Page 3
Award welcomes students home All recipients
must have a parent who By VANESSA BUTLER
to be gaining in
Past cheques have averaged around $200. Depending on how
member on the alumni board, who is a recipient of the welcome home award. “He applied to a number of
tlown their choices for post-secondary education, they take a few things into consideration. Location,
has a son
students apply, the
up or down.
and got accepted to all of them,” said Milton. "All had to do 1
program choices, the facility and entrance awards arc all factors that
the .school's website. Connections
magazine and C.IIQ, the college’s
where they go to school. At Conestoga College, there’s lots of obvious pros, but there’s one that isn't front and centre. The welcome home award is an annual award offered to students beginning their
year of a pro-
really a feel good award,” Monica Himmelman, director
of development and alumni
President of the alumni association, Glenn Campbell, (left to treasurer of the alumni association, Mike Shipley, and vicepresident of the alumni association, Susan Milton, took part in the
him a hit about my experiConestoga and his decision
Milton’s son was a recipient
There is no academic requirement in order to receive the award, and you don't have to show financial need.
recipient's parent must be able be found on the database in order for the student to receive the to
“The award is a gift from the alumni as.sociation to the students because they had a parent attend
She said she
proud to have her son receive the award because she enjoyed her experience at Conestoga and she is a proud alumis
Students need to send a letter or e-mail including their student numbers and programs ol' study for both the student and the alumnus, as well as current contact information.
order to be eligible for the award, you must be enrolled in a
“This gives parents a chance to
diploma or certificate program, and have at least one parent who is an alumnus of Conestoga. Students
annual general meeting on Nov. 6. For more information, contact
Susan Milton, vice-president of the alumni association and an exec-
(Photo by Vanessa Butter)
only receive the award once. This is the fourth year for the
to the college.”
Oct. 16, the award had 25 applicants, with a maximum of 30.
The welcome home award at
Monica Himmelman at 519-7485220, ext 3459 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
materials and operations
reunion on Oct. 21
Girls night out for
Student pleased with Canadian progress in Afghanistan .
By BECKY SHARPE
Canada and other countries have made while fighting the war in Afghanistan. progress
we can change one
war,” he said.
somewhere “Any goals
can help people achieve are well worth it and makes anyone fighting
and science student The
with the Afghan police and Afghan military
“We’re trying to rid the Taliban from community areas and try to stabilize the area one piece at a time.”
and court support.
also run a 24/7 crisis line staffed
by trained volun-
like this to
maintain the level of service that
provide to Waterloo Region.”
said Sara Casselman, the
nity relations co-ordinator for the
centre. stations, a silent auc-
readings and health and
wellness info were just a few of
so crucial for us
Soldiers are being trained to away from that old school approach of war where there is mass destruction and mass amounts of casualties, he said. “We’ve been trained to have less kills and more success in our actions.”
Rudder hopes he good job if he
All of the
to provide the services.
seeond-year general arts
include counselling, public educa-
also doing their
attacks,” said Rudder.
from an empowerment-based
haven’t wasted their time.”
“No one wants which is why it is
best to “I
terms of raising money. The centre has a committee of six women who have completed an
is well worth the risks have been taken so far, he
needs,” said Rudder.
ing program and
Rudder has been with the Canadian army reserves for more than a year and a half and will be going through his last period of training next summer before he can go to Afghanistan. He is an
Kitchener, has event for the
intensive and comprehensive train-
country as early as
“We’re currently working in areas where there’s a need for humanitarian aid and medical
The women of
Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Centre came together once again to organize the fourth annual FemFest. The fundraiser, held on Oct. 19 at the 'Walper Terrace Hotel in
out of residential areas, he said.
Rudder, a second-year general arts and science student, will likely be going to help with the in
Afghan military skills them to keep the Taliban
to teach the
Alana Frieburger, a volunteer with the agency for two years, said the support centre
needed agency community. perately
out for this event
agency and to celebrate themselves as women,” she
to support our
do a goes to Afghanistan, keeping everyone under his control safe during missions and bringing them
being a woman. “Therefore, any opportunity you
Mary Kay Cosmetics was
can use to celebrate your feminini-
ty is terrific.”
supported the Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Centre’s Femfest fundraiser.
to be able to support
troops and bring them back one piece,” he said.
“We want to create equality between the sexes.” She added as a feminist she recognizes that there are barriers to
(Photo by Summer MePhee) just
— SPOKE, October 30, 2006
for the truth? There are very few people out there
are willing to put their life
line as part of their career.
course, there are the obvious ones, such as police officers and
But what about those professions
that are a little less obvi-
ous? For instance, being a journalist
considered one of the most dan-
gerous and stressful occupations one can have.
we are students, we are reviews,
write our columns, stories and
no immediate danger. But, the
in training to potentially
remains that as
obtain a job that will require
us to put ourselves on the line.
of us will do so willingly and bravely so that the rest of the
world stays informed and aware of
the justices and injustices that
around the globe.
are occurring daily
Every day journalists put themselves
Politkovskaya, a renowned investigative reporter from Russia,
believed in a free press. She paid for that belief with her
apartment on Oct.
Politkovskaya was famous for her investigative pieces on abuses by military and security services, the
2004 Beslan school tragedy and
other sensitive topics occurring in Russia.There are no leads as to killed
from the Dominican the World Association of Newspapers
correspondents are just in the wrong place
time, while other journalists are targeted to prevent
Most of us come because
on a whim. Some of us come while others are curious and enjoy digging
into this profession
love to write,
many of us do
not aspire to be journalists
with a vision of running alongside a soldier in Iraq dodging bullets.
this for us.
comes with completing an away at a keyboard. that
an indescribable sense of satisfaction
many long hours
to serve you.
are in these situa-
keep everyone informed and aware of the
won’t give you the time of day?
us so happy that
Are you supposed
has no limits, no sense of timing and, in
the rain, missed appointments
blamed on our
calls are all
do we do
allow ourselves to be this vulnera-
The 76 journalists who died this year did not enter the field thinking was an occupational hazard. Anne Kothawala, president and CEO of the Canadian Newspaper As.sociation, said it best when she said that journalists “die for our
are reading an article, watching a
cast or listening to a radio piece. safe,
may have been
written to keep
person reporting on that issue
The knowlwaiting for
end of the day, someone
you through the hard your life and who will
always be there for you uncondiis
something everyone is
tion, a feeling, a sixth
so powerful and
letters to the
should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be
contacted for verification.
care about time, distance or even preference.
There are no rules when
no instruction manual
There is no way of predicting the outcome of love and no way of protecting yourself from it. and your heart don’t coincide and
What happens when know one thing but
able or just unlucky because you
emotionally you feel another?
What do you
never found that right person? if
you’re unlucky enough to
to guide you.
or your heart? in the Is
Which do you
matters of love?
ever an easy
between the two or
in the end, will
the heart ache or the brain hurt?
What happens when your mind, body and soul want someone who
published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College Editor: Eric
Love doesn’t care what you want, you don’t want. It doesn’t
die? Are you romantically unlov-
a feeling, an emotion. Love
So what happens when youi Tiead
you never find love? Are
why much meaning to people? Why is it .something we
afraid of being alone for the
doesn’t want you?
Why do we
of our lives?
innate feeling because that’s
wear away or dissolve
sleep deprivation and humiliation?
ourselves through the anxiety, the
live without, it’s a
that love is
And how does
possible to love
does the falling
the loving keep
driving force that every person at
Why do we
ever? Or, like any other emotion,
Or do you
Sometimes it’s so silly how much emphasis and credit we give this
they wouldn’t normally do. Walks in
the advance and risk looking
like a fool in the
can make them do things
pointing you in?
tion for our circumstances.
occuning on a day-to-day basis. would you feel if you were not aware of the nuclear testing that is happening in North Korea? Or what if you didn't know about the outbreak of SARS? These issues are reported to you so that you know what is going on in your world.
cases, no considera-
People say that when they
your instincts and the direction
an uncontrollable force that
But mainly, journalists are there tions in order to
a four letter
can’t stop smiling.
us cry or
good story. Whatever the case may
has the power to frighten us,
unpunished. So far
Republic to Iraq, according to in Paris.
Toronto Star on Oct.
have been killed since the
not the only journalist to be murdered.
incidences that have been nalists
danger trying to bring the truth
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Texas schools 1
face and sent a big
about time!” charging through
my mind. When comes to defence it
The suburban district
students to do anything but etly
Worth school began teaching sit
But as has
Browne said. Browne is a major in the British army reserve and is an instructor for Response Option, the company
hired by Burleson schools to train
“Getting under desks and praying for rescue
Instead, students are instructed to (that’s
docs not save one from death.
intruder enters the classroom.
recent school shootings, passivity
been witnessed from the many
and obey when an armed
from professionals success,”
loaded with ammunition and hell-
plan, .saying they fear
killing, there is really not
has the right idea.
they had decided to stay and fight
school shootings. Burle.son, Texas
ations will likely breed the
amateur gunman most school shooters
are not firearms experts) will rarely kill
me to my next point. we are told to coanyone who has a
gun, coupled with a lack of prepa(Photo by Tara Ricker)
Handling the pressure Matt Graves, a first-year practical nursing student, takes the blood pressure of fellow student Lindsay Perry as Susan Hilton, a practical nursing professor, watches, ensuring it is done correctly.
ration for such an event at
have messed up the
and caused him
disoriented and abort
These are questions we have no
of answering, but the simple
we have become
fact is this;
ditioned to the idea of "do whatevthe
and you’ll be OK,”
Being co-operative is no guarantee you won't be hurt; and certainly a gunman’s promise of “do what 1 say and you’ll be OK,” has no
senselessly already. The only to stop future events like these
Too many people have died way
female students, and ordered
Burleson are prepar-
teachers and remaining students to
ing their students for these situa-
leave the classroom.
be doing the
on the back burner
Thinking About Getting a Tutor? Peer Tutoring provides the opportunity
can get close enough to shoot victims at point blank range. In recent shootings in Bailey, Colo., and Nickel Mines, Pa., the
What would have happened
course of action?
respective assailants selected sev-
schools, allows the gunman to get into a position of control where he
trying to atone for.
behind to protect those Or what if someone had
after the student
he told his
someone changed What if one person had refused him and stayed
Bairing a point-blank shot to the
him three times. The principal was still able to tackle and subdue the student, and died later from his injuries. head or
course of action.
sen his victims, the location and his
Wis. was recently killed by a student, but that
had something from his past
likely freeze in fear,
.school principal in
wife the day of the shooting that he
or abort his plan and run away.
He had obviously
students arc taught to assail the these
Charles Roberts IV killed five girls
specific student or teacher.
tims had been better prepared or
arc the result of angry or humiliated students seeking revenge on a
armed men who carried
But what about situations where the gunman is on a mission? Most in
out the attaeks are responsible for
fronting the assailant in the.se situ-
do but run. The Columbine rampage and the reeent Montreal shooting are good examples of this. Remaining passive or con-
— Page 5
back against violence
right to fight
assailant, throwing everything they can - books, pens, calculators, even fists - to create as big a distraction as possible and cau.se
recently read an article that put
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is the new 20. More women are waiting
independence of single
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m.-— 4:00 p.m,
now 24 marriage
came and went and
I’m not saying that all women should hold off from tying the
growing as a person, not
knot until they’re in their 30s, but that women now have the option of
one of the
have to say, last things
I’m mention, continually learning new things about myself and what I
want out of
life as far as
waiting to get married
I’m a little older because I believe I won’t be so dependent on
walk on hold without what other people
feel a little
which glamorizes being
Who knows why so many women
be able to take care
owning a dog and who knows, maybe even a bun in the Well, 23
have chosen to put marriage on the back-burner but it’s more than obvious that society has accepted this change, especially with the popularity of shows like Sex and
Ld-i .incf L-J^ur-mg
dling their thumbs waiting to meet
night outings, solo vacations, blossoming careers and aren’t twid-
always imagined myself happily married at 23 years old, living in a quiet neighbourhood in the sub-
say “I do,” and they’re not living up to an “old maid” persona. Instead, many women celebrate the life to
You can only follow your heart and see where it leads you. Time will take care of the rest.
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a word not a sentence is
By STEPHANIE IRVINE
month and the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) is try-
where they’ve got the best equipment and that the mammogram is being done properly and it’s being used properly,”
ing to promote awareness for the
participating in a site
breast cancer aware-
early detection of breast cancer.
our region is very Stacey, said Jane
Waterloo- Wellington nine
be diagnosed with
the OBSP had Dr. Robert Buckman, an oncologist from Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, speak recently at
and we know
that currently in our region only
part of their effort to raise
also a professor
University of Toronto, as well as a
participating in the breast screen-
broadcaster and author of several
25 per cent of
ing program, so
throughout the region that women can go to, all without a docscreening
books. His book Cancer
Not a Sentence, was the
of work to do.”
for the 14th
(Photo by Natalie Anderson) annual Shed a Light on
“Nobody has cancer has
AIDS and What
know someone with come just to sup-
there to spend
a Saturday evening than supporting
good cause,” said Cashubec, who began as a volunteer with the
good cause? Eighty-three people did just that on Oct. 21, participating in the 14th annual Shed a Light on AIDS Walk held by the AIDS Committee of Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo and Area
because they’re walked out.” That’s why ACCKWA decided to hold the walk at 6:30 in the evening,
Lynn Cashubec, co-ordinator of volunteer and administrative resources for turnout for
was better than expected walk through downtown
“Some people come
out and walk
said they also
awareness about the the community.
However, the number of walkers has decreased over the past few
preventable disease,” said Scofield,
ing a friend to
“Less people have been coming out lately,” said Cashubec,
she said, to
year and so far this year $4,500 raised, but all the
volunteering after los-
not yet been submitted.
The only 100 per cent
have sex, always use a
condom. The second most
word, and not
She added the
think that the
by Stephanie Irvine) is a key-
word confers some form of
chain and teaching tool from
the Canadian Cancer Society
and the Ontario Breast Screening program. The
gram that is standardized
see past that
He went on say when
ent size beads represent the
average size lumps found by
woman’s first mammogram and by getting
cancer in the
abstinence, she said. But
The organization was
Teena Scofield, executive director at
self refer to the
erally a word,
think that they
topic of his
Walkers prepare to head out on the downtown Kitchener route
the department of medicine at the
sharing of needles, said Scofield.
“The more people know, the more they can protect themselves,”
Association of Radiologists and
diagnosis, they feel that
me”. “With most other diseases we
don’t feel that,” he said.
said the fear, dread and
word cancer make people
emotional to think logically about i!
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By PEGGY O’NEILL
Waterloo and Guelph cam-
Whether this is your first, second or third year attending Conestoga College, you should
to dress in layers
One day your
feel like a sauna,
as you change classes, it more like the Arctic. Although sometimes it may seem like the heating and the
turned on in the
depends on the outdoor tempera-
by the physical and manager, Tim
Schill looks after
washrooms and reno-
vations at not only Doon, but also
Collegiate, Oct. 18.
according to an Oct. 19 The Record, contained
names of 25 students
“should be killed.” Before the Forest Heights
Cambridge’s Southwood Secondary School was locked
for three hours
looked like a small handgun. Shortly before the
lockdown. Forest Heights was victim
when an at the
intruder stabbed a student
be done to prostudents? There’s already an
Cambridge were other schools
September and October it is usually the computer labs that will suffer
lockdown? While I admit would be a huge expense to the suggested remedies and it would be a strong reaction to what I hope is a month out of the ordi-
thing couldn’t be serious, that
also gas fired.
The construction engineering and technology students and the architectural applied degrees stu-
dents usually get a tour of the boiler rooms. “It’s quite amazing what’s behind the .scenes,” said Schill. Stephanie Stojanov, a .second-
sometimes her classrooms are a
The main building has heating which
gas fired, and
other, separate buildings like the
student, feels that lit-
“Lately I’ve been noticing the temperatures are feeling cooler in
my classes. Having to carry around a coat, sweater and all my books can be inconvenient,” she said.
of teenagers and out of friendships
with their peers. I was of the opinion that those who would have a “hit list” in mind would not it,
out to the
about a small minority here, but there was a time when I was of high school age that I went to school and felt safe. I went there, mostly to socialize I admit, but
knowing that I was in safe It seems these days (I’m
also of great concern
such hateful material can be
early childhood education building have roof-top units which are
anyone who published such a
prepared for the worst-case sce-
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I just made myself sound) there is the forming of groups that look to distance and alienate themselves from others.
something I feel should be looked into. Schools should be is
A healthy learning environment cannot exist with students fearing
Some people are just naturally warm or cold most of the time,” he said. “We can’t please
got so violent.
heat as well because of the old technology.
ate a healthy learning environment.
maintain a comforttemperature, but everyone try
of the older sections of the school are a little harder to
shock of everyone. I want to know when students
does occasionally get complaints from students or the odd part-time teacher about the temperatures, but overall,
physical resources manager
armed presence. The more passive amongst us think this will not creI
outcry for metal detectors and an
school armed with steel pipes.
So what needs
Benedict and Christ the King
but everyone reacts
day when students barged into the St.
ended when a “hit list” created by two 15-yearold students was discovered on the Internet site Myspace.com. latest
what the previous years have been like, but once the system has been changed over to heat, it doesn’t get changed back to air conditioning.
Schill usually tries to look
the most,” .said Schill.
year has been very good with few complaints Schill said.
60s was stabbed nearby. Cameron Heights Collegiate, however, did
intruders has culminated
“We’ve changed over as late as October, but that’s pretty late,” he
and cool things down
cooling of the school isn’t very well planned out, a lot of time and
the weather does get
only spend half a day per week Waterloo and Guelph.”
again he can only bring
“Most of my time Doon, especially with
not as old as
Heights my first reaction was that of dismissal. I wanted to believe
(Photo by Annelise Thompson)
schools and great animosity when the main reason to be at high is
and move on
the next stages of your
Here is less
eventful than the
Graduate donates laptop Tim Kingsbury, a Conestoga College graduate of the materials and operations program, donated a laptop as a prize during the program’s orientation. Jane Lzu, a first-year student in the program, was the winner.
Canadian Veterans’ Memorial to be unveiled Nov. 5 By
The small area
metres from where the
be unveiled in Veteran’s Green Park in Waterloo, in memory of all those who served in the Canadian
Veteran’s Green Park
on the comer of University Avenue and Hazel Street, across from Wilfrid
1940s, because 50
dedication area last
year after the Government
of Canada declared 2005, the 60th
Second World War.
Check your pulse practical nursing student, Cheryl Wilts, takes the pulse of a practice
To continue with
area put in place last year, a mittee
complete with the memorial that will pay tribute to the veterans. Last year the City of Waterloo approved a proposal to install the new memorial, which has now been in progress for the last few weeks. A base was put in and sidewalks were set in around it. The ceremony on Nov. 5 at p.m. will also feature a parade from
an area that
to after returning
housing for them.
moved Canada in the
(Photo by BJ Richmond)
tures about the history of Veteran’s
Green Park and how
of the park. Their work will be
There are three display
with information and pic-
Laurier University. The
park was built
rial will be.
as Year of the
The redeveloped dedication area commemorates and honours the
area’s first residents, the returning
men and women and their families who have lived there throughout
are Leighton Second World War vet-
Andrew Telegdi, MPP Witmer and Mayor of Waterloo Herb Epp. Elizabeth
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Organic: a healthier alternative^ By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE
properly nourish ourselves.
equated to over-consumptive mal-
Analysis of the nutritional conand vegetables
which caloric value
tent in today’s fruits
has determined that most produce
supersedes nutritional value
lack the vitamins and minerals they
had 50 years ago, according to an article in the October i.ssue of Alive
but we’re not getting nutrients.”
focuses primarily on nutrition and environmental issues, also states in its article that the 2002 study found
and harvest of
technologies, organic growers fos-
gain weight (by) eating a said chronic
said young people would by incorporating organic
can cause serious health problems for younger gener-
The Canadian magazine, which
engineering, which encompasses
and pesticides as well as genet-
foods into their diets. “Young people don’t even
improve our health, Grogan said consumers must be proactive by re-evaluating their eating habits and becoming familiar
with healthier options, particularly
they are healthy, Grogan said those
In order to
popular produce varieties, including potatoes and broccoli, to have
over half their nutritional value comparison with the same vari-
were eating (healthy) food,” she said.
Although most students assume
50 years ago.
they could feel
and foods are often impressed with the alterations they’ve made. “Students who choose to clean up attention to their diets
She said people of various ages are becoming increasingly aware of organic agriculture and food, an approach that executes joint concern for health and the environ-
away by how much
better they feel;
“As cancer rates increase and warming becomes an issue, people become more aware of environmental and health issues,” she
Organic farming, which promotes ecological balance via alternative methods of weed and pest control, provides consumers with
alcohol, coffee, fast food and other
the option of purchasing foods cul-
The diet of the average North American is comprised of food that
tivated in a healthy, sustained envi-
et left over,”
Although organic food is costly, Grogan said most consumers accept the prices because they are doing their health a favour. “People don’t complain about
Researchers attribute the depletion
mass production, which
growth and harvesting Such an approach of the plant to
synthesize nutrients from the In
has fully ripened.
grown for taste grown for transportation,” said Eileen Grogan, and biochemist at nutritionist “(Produce)
Eating Well Organically, an organic
has travelled 2,000 kilometres or
more. Such processing methods not only have detrimental effects on the environment but stifle our ability to
production methods adhere to rigid national
regulations that prohibit
the application of synthetic fertiliz-
she says, “are blown
energy they have.”
She said eating healthily
(Photo by Holly Featherstone) In
consumers can choose from a wide
only will consumers play an imper-
farmers by giving them price,” she said.
said students interested in
accept naturally-occurring esthetic imperfections on produce. In addi-
quently to avoid nutritional
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the oil inside. If the oil
amount of lubricant. Did you also know
improper car maintenance can cause your vehicle to fail your emission test, which can cost you from $ 00 to as that
$500? Murtagh says basic maintenance
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Hishon says he very reasonable
feels prices are
auto body shops
and people must remember trade and the people working shops need to make a living.
looking around for a good
but the fewer the kilometres
from the farm
higher the nutritional value
for local as
ble,” she said.
For further information regarding organic food and
Canadian Health Food Association at www.chfa.ca and Canadian Organic Growers at www.cog.ca. visit
recommend a good repair shop. Once you’re satisfied with the quality of work and the you may want same shop.
to stay with
“I think that
knock, run in the
people complain too
auto shops,” says if there’s
a noise or
few miles; break
parts before going into a
shop and complaining about it.” There are certain places to go for certain problems with your car. If it’s a fluid problem, it’s best to head to a fluid service shop where they are experts in that
field. If it’s
a mechanical problem, then go to a full service shop where they can check out what’s wrong. Before work begins, ask for a written estimate - this is your right. By law, you cannot be charged for an estimate unless you were told in advance how much it would cost
they already started work-
or family to
keep your engine running place to bring your car, ask friends
There are many simple things you can do to keep your vehicle running properly. Remember to always recheck your owner’s manual if you are uncertain about something with your car. “As simple as that is said, not everyone does that and it does help,” says Kevin Murtagh, 20, an automotive technician at Oil Changers in Kitchener. “That’s what the manual is there for.” Did you know by using the wrong oil in your car, it can cost you more money in gas? Meaning,
organic products and their nutri-
real food, there’s a lot
prices because they appreciate the
quality and they’re supporting the
habitual expenditures that deplete
healthy organic produce.
Under Ontario’s Motor Vehicle Repair Act (MVRA), labour rates and how they are calculated (on a flat or hourly basis) must be posted in the shop and the sign must be large enough to be clearly seen.
Murtagh says not
when unsure about an estimate. Instead, leave and find out if the pricing is rea.sonable for
You can use it
Another piece of advice is, don’t the lights on your dashboard. It can mean there’s something wrong and in the long run it can make you fail your emissions test and your car will eventually break down. “Changing your oil will not turn off your engine light,” says Murtagh. “It means that there’s something wrong with your ignore
Here are a few
to consider: 1.
coolant for your car or else your vehicle
ent ones and go back to
ing on your car, within a reasonable
sure to get
mess up your alignment and can cost you more gas. When you first start using synthetic oil, it doesn’t mean you have
can eventually overheat. is used up, sludge
can build up in the coolant .systemp and it can blow a head gasket. 2. When buying a new or u,sed
most dealerships may tell you you don’t have to have an oil change until after 8,000 kilometres. car,
actually after 5,000 kilometres
not done then your war-
ranty can be voided.
Having an improper gas cap or
the gas cap seal
to a tank or
two of gas
what’s being fixed, then go back or ,someplace else.
you don't have the cash to get an oil change, you can go up to an
8 lbs. can cost four per cent extra
before needed, according
4. Tires that are
on gas mileage. Again, seem very little now, but adds up.
Change your ways before your ways
College office is By ERIC The
Desire, ignorance, pride, jealousy
According to the practice of tranBuddhist teachings these are the five poisons of life that can affect our mind, and anger is by far the most damaging. One of the reasons anger is considered the most damaging poi.son is because of the outwardly explosive acts which are associated with the emotion. These vicious acts of anger, which
include explosive outbursts, exag-
gerated hostility and authoritative
can be expressed both
vocally and physically.
the other hand,
to the public.
turn their anger inward,
and end up
Finances, relationships and over-
anger can also be instilled in children through life experiences and their families. “Some children have poor upbringings, which has a direct effect on how they deal with
express their anger from their family since those are the most influential
as raising one's voice,
they know, have an anger control
swearing, threatening and argumentative and abusive language. as
problem, there are several signs they can look for. These signs include feelings of uneasiness and unhappiness, loss of appetite or
overeating, difficulty sleeping and
of anger include
body language such
glaring looks, as well as acts of
violence directed to oneself and others.
in their lives.”
people think they, or someone
physical energy. Continuous problems with anger control could lead to the loss of relationships, jobs, one’s well-
Another misconception about anger is that it is only a problem for men,
and not women.
the misconceptions about
people are simply just
“angry” for no reason. However, anger
complex temperastems from more in-depth
ordinator of Student Services and a
behaviours are not
primary emotion that happens before the anger, whether it’s feelings of hurt, or betrayal,
Some people mask
some explode with rage and others have a chronic condition of resentment, which surfaces over and over again. Nonetheless, anger ral part
|ui accurate signal of
Problems in people’s ,
misconception about it is only a problem for
men, and not women. Joann Collins, a counsellor at Kitchener-Waterloo Counselling
(KWCS), said it’s not men who have trouble control-
she urges anyone
a healthier, happier
once you learn to control your anger. We all have some degree of dealing with anger and tend to act out on it. You can learn to be more assertive people once you know how to control your anger.” three
groups, anger management depending on the type of help people need. The first program is My Anger, My Answer, and it is an anger control program for adults. Controlling the Volcano Within is a
program, and gives par-
in them. Collins said this proto deal
issue, not necessarily a
or a female issue.”
are not OK. Assault
OK, bullying is not OK, harassment is not OK.” Shawna Bernard, counsellor and
another remedy people can use as an outlet for their anger. Jogging, swimming, lifting weights and even walking is
provide anger release, especially if feels they are about to erupt.
using physical energy and cool-
down, people are able
on a resume and it really prepares everyone for future jobs.”
dents of the office administration
Trish Morris, a first-year office
program with the opportunity to gain work experience before they
administration student, said the office administration skills lab
enter the workforce.
up a similar lab in the Middle East and thought Conestoga students could benefit from such a concept. “The lab is like a professional office with all the equipment required to do a professional job,” said Holmes. “Students who participate in the model office will have two more years of work experience than most office administration grads from other colleges.” Second-year office administration students can opt to become office managers in the office to help and train first-year students in the course and monitor their work flow to make sure they meet
.school of business, first set
three other colleges
that offered the
Conestoga was the only one that offered the experience of the model office,” said Morris. “The hands-on work experience definitely gives Conestoga office admin, grads a step-up over other graduating students from similar programs.”
Morris said the atmosphere the skills lab
friendly and per-
sonable but also professional.
very good,” said
Morris. “Doing class thing and
have to put
extra hours but the
incorporates everything from our classes
a real office
more like the real world.” Even though working skills
Courtney Brundula, also a firstyear office administration student, thinks it is fun and would
work field, said Nicole second-year office admini.s-
aspects of your confidence.”
Second-year office administrastudent, Melanie Marriott, believes that students can only tion
from the model
“The teachers and
tration student. “It really builds all
agers are always available and very helpful but we also have to learn for ourselves which provides more of a goal than good marks,” said Brundula.
a great experience.”
management group, we do have individual students, men and women, who come in and ask to work with a counsellor about anger managehistorically run an anger
ment.” If students
(Photo by Eric Murphy) First-
office administration students
the office administration
work hard its
throughout Ontario’s colleges.
Student to an agency where they offer anger management groups. Bernard counsellors
added the to talk to
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someone so they can
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With help from anger management programs, people have the
opportunity to control their anger
an anger control program in association with local schools, which helps children deal with their tem-
it controls them. People seeking help with anger control can contact KitchenerWaterloo Counselling Services Inc.
per tantrums. All three programs run in eight-week intervals contin-
Student Services offers
reacting to a situation which
them angry. For students
Ontario’s college system.
“With this experience we learn what it’s like dealing with conflict, working with people and things like filing systems before we even
vides the opportunity for possible
to a professional if
with children in a calming manner.
states certain behaviours
enough and ready
Bernard said she’s seen both men and women come into Student
own anger when
ling their anger.
ents a chance to recognize their
ways of coping.”
recognize they would benefit from help with anger management they could simply come in and request to meet with a counsellor. “Although we have not
gram shows parents how
react to them, then they can under-
management program suits their needs. “You
support for personal issues, includ-
dealing with anger to call a coun-
“More and more becoming more aggreswomen were much more
matter one’s age or
tion, Collins said
selling service, such as
tions. “Generally, there is a
stand those situations, and
time to think before
join an anger
lose their academic semester or even get kicked out of school as a result of acting out impulsively.
said anger is usually a secondary to conceal other
make one angry can help one recognize their triggers. .“If people can undera log of situations that
counsellor at Conestoga College,
yoga and keeping
with anger control problems could
an anger log. Bernard said keeping
being and even freedom. Bernard said Conestoga students
“The Code of Conduct
behaviour can be examined vocally through such Intimidating
Conestoga College is the only one of its kind throughout
meditating through such
“The whole thing
office administration skills
Students with anger control problems could lose their academic semester or face expulsion People tend to notice men’s anger more because their acts appear to be intimidating and threatening,
change you By BJ RICHMOND
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uously from September to June. One of the strategies those with
519-884-0000. at phone by Conestoga students can seek help from Student Services in Room
anger control problems can use to
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person would be considered
the league of the devil.
Don't step on a crack or you'll break your mother's back; throw the salt directly over your left shoulder; don't you dare break that mirror, seven years
a long time
heard them, chuckled a
way, superstitions, good, bad, funny or scary, are part of society and are still leaving their mark. At least on a few people. A recent survey of 100 Conestoga students showed that 27 per cent believe in and follow superstitions,
by supernatural forces, an idea or practice ba.sed on this. But where did these superstitions come from'? And why do people still believe in them?
The theory behind
spilling the salt,
a common occurrence
originated from the Middle Ages when salt was an expensive and precious commodity afso u.sed for medicinal purposes. It was believed if any was spilled it must be immediatetables,
thrown over the
is used to keep the your body, at least today it older times the umbrella was
general business student, said her
superstitions have a lot to
cat. Christian priests
followers to destroy
claiming they were
insult to the sun.
Horseshoes, not the
objects, are considered to be an excep-
demons. also convinced fol-
believing they were witch-
of witches a black cat
never had a family
linked to her belief in
goes around comes around.
She said when people do certain things
because they’re “skeptical
which was stronger than other metals and
come back around
would prevent sickness. Ever notice how an open ladder resembles a triangle? It was thought, in early Christian times,
or open ladder which in turn rep-
one must never violate the Holy Trinity by walking through the triangle or else According
the bar or sitting at
home can now
blow some Halloween boredom
Paintball Arena, at
paintball party in
of giving students something to do
tomorrow. The event will start at 4 p.m. Wearing a costume will get students free entry. However, ball and marker rental fee must be paid on entry. Balls are $7 and markers are around $5. Students are asked
(Photo by Christopher Mitts)
“I feel that certain things
when you hear about
The Halloween will
them do and it’s give
worth $175 each. All players will be entered
something else to supervised so everyone
probably end up doing this event again even if
can have fun.” he
Eoghan Green, the arena’s second manager, said this is sure to be a fun challenge for everyone who comes out to play.
not being held
“As a word of advice anyone who. is com-
being on the
don’t be afraid to get
and with all the adrenaline going through you, you can’t feel it.” said Green.
want kids be safe while having “I
fun.” he said. “Years ago we had Halloween
having fun. so
as long as students
them a place any day.
youth on the
of costumes and paintball.
be apple bobbing and
which include unlimited free balls and six free one-year memberships to the arena. for players,
hear about a shooting,
feel good knowing I can offer people a place to go,” said Leggett.
party this Halloween
students resorting to alco-
blast this drugs.
believe hanging A home on Dixon Street in Kitchener lets everyone have or do make me luckier.” horseshoe with the know that Halloween has arrived. Eden has a lucky pen that he uses and two lucky ends pointing up will January had one and so did poker chips he carries in his wallet. store good luck while hanging it October, a Friday the 13th that is. with the ends down lets the luck run Lindsay Ladzik said she believes out and allows bad luck to enter. Many perceive it as just another in superstitions as it helps explain Smash. We’ve all either .seen or why bad things happen. day but why don’t others? heard a mirror break at some point in The day itself, Friday, is thought “It gives a reason for everyour lives. When it does seven years to be in connection with the Bible. thing,” the first-year nursing bad luck comes to mind, why is that? Adam and Eve were expelled from student said. Broken mirrors, one of the most the Garden of Eden, Christ’s cruciVanessa Rodrigues, a common superstitions today, are fixion and the great flood all took first-year early childhood believed to have two supernatural place on a Friday. education (ECE) student, powers; they bring bad luck and The number 13, originates from said she’s always believed help tell the future. the recognition that 12 witches and in superstitions. It was thought in ancient times one devil are present at Satanic cer“I wonder what will happen that as a reflective surface, mirrors emonies. if I don’t do certain things.” held the key to the future and breakIt is believed that combining the She said a major thing for her is ing one meant shattering your own two together makes Friday the 13th avoiding cracks on sidewalks or future. Hence the years of bad luck. a scary, even deadly, day. floor tiles because if she falls into Beware the black cat. In ancient Christine Restoule, a second-year them she believes they could
on the safety masks. Hal Leggett, arena owner since 1994, welcomes anyone above the
superstitions are not a
cat has nothing to
how my day
Superstitions while they may be considered a passing phase to many, they are still important to some. What category do you fall
purpo.ses, as the paint will rub off
to prehistoric times
not to paint their faces for sanitary
age of 0. Leggett said this is sure to be a fun night and only hopes that this will encourage students to get off
superstitions such as lucky
Taunya Van Allen,
nursing .student, said her belief in
a superstition,” she said.
Eden, said he believes
Students looking for an alterna-
them out sooner or later.” Kyra Walter, a first-year nursing student, said life is the way you see it and how you make it. “You shouldn’t base your life on we’ll figure
superstitions of iron date
Have a By BECKY SHARPE
most occurrenees can be
in the ass.”
Second-year materials and
Doctor, said she
has no reason to believe
“Some things cannot,” she said, “but
Restoule also said her belief in superstitions
affect different aspects of
First-year technology technician
known as pets, were considered bad omens so she tive animals, also
native, she said
one thing her family believed when she was growing up was that cap-
once considered a lucky trade, horseshoes were
As an Ojibway
other religions and convinced their
used as a sunshade. In many societies the sun was revered as a high power so it was considered a direct
don't give them the time of day. irelief that events can
taken them seriously. Either
Egypt the Goddess Bast was a
not that bad
also said the
about conquering your
“What’s a better time to overcome your fear then on Halloween?” he said.
Green will be playing Halloween event. “I don’t want to miss out on the fun,” he said. in the
more experienced player be on the field to watch
“Paintball arenas try to give people
out for inexperienced players.”
— Page 15
Blooda Orbax Grosses out students KJ KJ By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY It
to find a scat in the
Sanctuary on Oct.
8 because the
stunts returned to the gross
when he was
Students crowded around to watch the Great Orbax perrorm his sideshow of stunts that ranged from
together by lying on each other's
nails into his nose, to
strapped into a
by third-year journal-
ism student Nick Casselli, so
face, breasts or rear end,
his words were much more
Zoc Raaphorst, Jeaninc Beauehemin and Bailey Shields
The students managed
"The college age group is one seems to be ready for a form of
would not give her real name) dazzled the crowd by walking barefoot over
closed his eyes while per-
your face than
and (they) arc
a point in their lives to appreciate
lainmcnl beyond just going
to sec a
band perform.” Orbax said his favourite slunl to perform is the human blockhead, in which he hammers the six-inch nail into his nose.
Oddly enough, Orbax
freakish as he appears.
as he squirmed and
they've seen so
was super freaky. To end the show.
,Sikmn's facial expressions said
crowd because they
usually very receptive.
nail into his nose.
said he enjoys performing for
saying that the stunt
and science student
more risque and
he performs the
Orbax was quite
"Our acts keep alive North America's only indigenous arlform
to his strange antics.
nipple and buttocks.
Vuk Sikmn was his first victim as Orbax brought him onto the stage to assist him in hammering a real
stapled cards to his face, '
However, as Orbax began his stunts, the crowd quickly warmed arts
acts that he does,
Little did they
began his act with a few jokes that were not received as well as he had the Bizarre
playing card to various parts of his
stapling a playing card to his lace.
The Doctor of
pick a body part, and choose cither
he could escape by dislocating his
He graduated from
of Guelph with a master's degree
pe r fo rm c rs involved plac-
polymer physics, and has worked Discovery Canada.
Orbax successfully com-
cement on block
Squeals from squeamish females and cheering from the males
egged him on, as first trick.
His second act of pullin his nose
ach while she
and mouth simultaneously had students in complete aw'c and hoiTor, especially after he tossed the condom into the crowd and into the
appeared to be of but
course the pern't
link^ (Photo by Kristin
Zoe Raaphorst appears to enjoy stapling a playing card to the Great Orbax’s face during Freak Show, put on by Conestoga Students Inc. on Oct. 18.
which he has been
his stunts arc quite danger-
ance. This incident, however, has not held him back.
student volunteers, by
Orbax got via
Orbax then turned the stage over to some more students and proceeded
Orbax and the crushed block on her using a sledge
on a bed
doesn't faze him.
2003, he suffered third-degree burns to his body during a performIn
Most people would dread being considered a Ircak, but not Orbax. He said it is better than being considered normal.
Orbax is currently travelling Canada with his show. He
can be seen in Toronto Club on Nov. 29.
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— SPOKE, October 30, 2006
Mystery of Lovers’ Lane solved By JENN SPRACH
true story of Lovers’
Ancaster has been altered over the years.
love at the
most people hear is of suicides due to a lost hermitage which now
which was located on
private property about five minutes
the hemtitage mins,
Sulphur Springs Road, said Jim Green, a local
Ancaster for 75 years. There were two hermitages which
many people don’t is .something know. The original hermitage was owned by the Ives family and it was this
Lane, said Green,
hermitage that the suicide
Fieldcote Memorial Park and
to Ancaster in the early
built the origi-
then brought his
wife and niece over from Greece.
any English, so Mr. Black, the coachman, was asked to teach her Mr. Black
love with the
niece, but kept this to himself for
when Mr. Black could
no more, he in
she was royalty and must be
The next morning Mr.
told Mr. Ives
love with his niece and
Mr. Black’s remains no longer at
he could go to work, but the carriage
he couldn’t be buried
yard so he was buried crossroads and that’s
down at the how Lovers’
855 the Leith family bought the this is the one
he killed himself.
neighbours built a
shack which she lived
second hermitage and
house door he found Mr. Black hanging from the rafters.
death in 1942.
“People keep making stories about
stands in ruins.
five children in the Leith
for her unique parties.
and burned down, leaving the ruins that remain today. They did, fire
manage to save some of her included many edition books which can now be
belongings which first
Fieldcote Memorial Park
second hermitage wasn’t even
People say they have seen ghosts and they even hold ghost walks there. “I’ve lived here for 75 years and I’ve never seen a ghost here,” he
During one of her parties the house caught
Black’s ghost,” said Green.
Alma Dick-Lauder was
the niece so
the land she loved so
the hermitage being haunted by Mr.
couldn’t live without her,
Although the fire destroyed the house Dick-Lauder refused to leave
metres away from the crossroads.
opened the carriage
Lovers’ Lane but approximately
walked down to the carriage house to see what was taking so Finally, he
to the left but,
they buried Mr. Black, the road
ran straight along the stone fence.”
waiting for his carriage to arrive so
“The road now bears
Mr. Black just wasn’t good enough
Since committing suicide
roads are no longer the crossroads,
treated as royalty.
They say he loved
Mr. Ives responded no, and added
and Museum, 64 Sulphur Springs
the real story of Lovers’
bought property and
a trace of the original
was only one
was the second hermitage which was built by the Leith family. It was the one that burned down, leaving it in ruins. there
stands in ruins.
then asked for permission to marry
friend of Green’s
the hermitage and she swears she
on a horse. of baloney,” giggled Green. “It’s weird what people will see.” a ghost of a girl
be easier than you think By NICK CASSELLI
for your usual cleansing,
change it is your big night and don’t forget you are the man. You don’t just want to smell nice, you want to. smell like a million up a
For the average Joe, getting lucky bar is certainly not an easy task to accomplish. For most, it’s a long complicated process that requires countless hours watching Blind Date and many gruelling hours of pre-bar preparation. at the
Of course, not every young gentleman was blessed with the natural suave of Don Juan DeMarco or an accent like Antonio Banderas or the rugged
good looks of Brad Pitt. you average dudes out
are tired of watching the
late night bikini
Having (Photo by Jon Motson)
Pool shark racks up at Conestoga shot,”
his skills in
with your favourite horror
rent are the
Halloween is a scary time of year, and for some, downright terrifying.
The people who jump tle
night aren’t scaredy-
cats, but arc usually the
Halloween .series, the Nightmare
Saw movies and on Elm Street the
the time of year for
horror. It’s all about witches
are watching horror flicks.
Horror movie rentals skyrocket at Halloween, according to a Blockbu.ster employee in Guelph.
companies put new horror movies out near Halloween on purpose.’’ she said. “In theatres
“A lot more people rent scary movies near Halloween," said Ola
mostly teenagers .she
horror movies out right now.”
Jablonski said on a regular day,
“I think film
“The most popular scary movies
not near Halloween, about
cent of movies rented are horror films,
about 75 per cent.
feel safe becau.se
this night is all
should have mentioned
you don’t haye
The following brands
Gucci, Versace, Swiss Army, Polo,
out bachelor pad to call your own.
a styling, profil-
limousine riding, jet flying,
son of a gun. You’re ready to paint the town red.
you don’t have a place, book
one for the night or talk and explain to him your He’ll understand,
to a friend
remember, before you
doesn’t work and
some candles and champagne room for afterwards, if you
before the evening begins.
the male. If this
So now you’re
leave on your romantic expedition;
Locale Sport, Diesel, Armani and
your folks’ hou.se. This has combustible situation
because can feel like I’m being chased by the killer,’’ she said. “I can feel the pain of what’s happening to the character, but at the
But wait, perhaps some of you might not have access to a pimped
personally love scary movies
quite appropriate for your evening:
She thinks people like to watch horror movies and put them.selves in the
She thinks more people rent horror flicks near Halloween because
your skin should be
So now that you smell real good you feel even better, it’s time to make your burlap sac look like a cashmere sweater. Ah yes, the wardrobe is next. First, things first, you’re wearing silk undergarments tonight. Now instead of wearing your usual T-shirt and blue jeans, it’s
By JENN CURTIS
in the tub
as soft as a baby’s bottom.
Visualize yourself getting lucky;
ing a fine
Put those bubbles take a bubble bath.
envision your confident
an attempt to sink all six the Sanctuary on Oct. 17. is
evening begins. Tell
Gerry Watson, a pool expert, sets up for a “five bag trick balls in a single shot. CSI invited Watson to demonstrate
change your fortune absolutely
in a feeble
after all, tonight
actual process of picking
Lauren Ponting also loves scary movies and it doesn’t matter what
rent a hotel for the night.
time to explain the mystical secret
time of year
OK, your confidence is up, the pad is there, now you are well on your way to a rocking affair.
doesn’t really matter
Halloween is to me.’’ she rent them all year-round.’’
Instead of jumping in the shower
don’t have enough
you Promised Land.
But, hopefully these tips set
on the path
Government hopes By CHRISTOPHER MILLS
ing never played in a live tourna-
his seat in
by winning an online poker tournament, and his improbable win at the
world series netted him $2.5
million and sent poker’s popularity
online gambling sites has skyrocketed (not to mention attendance at
World Series of Poker), and it is this new and uncontrollable fad the
Ontario politicians wonied
John Milloy, a
of the governing Liberal
proposed legislation would restrict the promotion of illegal online gaming by print, pub-
52, the Ministry of
The Criminal Code of Canada states that Internet gaming is illegal unless it is conducted or managed by the province, but enforcing
islation regarding the Internet
difficult task, so the
to not include .search engines
as Google,” he said.
being referred to
Peterborough. Leal introduced Bill
earlier this year becau.se he
and racetracks were
Minister Gerry Phillips adopted the
looking to apply the leg-
people to educate themselves about native
may better Aboriginal way of
area so that they
Aboriginal student adviser
not being taught to a lot of
native issues,” she said.
students often have a lot of differ-
around funding, around situating themselves within a mainstream campus, particularly students from First Nations communities rather than urban centres.” Alan Emarthle, manager of Six Nations tourism, said it was important for him to be a part of ent issues.
Milloy said the propo.sed amend-
ments have nothing
Elizabeth Witmer, said she person-
inhibiting anyone’s rights to gamble.
gambling and sees no difference between Internet and casino gambling when it comes to
Internet gambling, at this
as addictive as casino or race-
track gambling,” she said.
Members of the online gambling community, like Josh Kortleve of Cambridge, think the government has other motives.
government wants to gaming to encour-
based on the
protect casinos, but said
ing to do with benefiting the government itself. “Legitimate businesses such as
deal with increa.scd competition
spending $6 million
new range of
cannot be governmentowned Ontario Lotteries and Gaming Corporation, which operFor either side,
expected to lose an additional $210
“The horseracing industry
certain to be widely
industry in the province and a very
important industry to Ontario.
tion, as well as a possible
full-time (people) and 25,000 part-
to handle the
Emarthle said he feels natives Canada are paddling upstream
their struggle to achieve an under-
people outside of
media,” he said. “In the universi-
wards, three steps backwards, three
that .seems to
be fighting against (us)
ple across the oceans (but) people
of the people
here and expect that they can
treat us that
This is stuff that they do every day, singing these songs and dancing. “It’s a beautiful part of who we part of their
it’s two steps forward and one step back, but can’t. It’s more like three steps back-
“(We’re) against a huge machine
and there are people working hard it’s good to see people coming together and I’m witness to that every day at Six Nations; seeing people working together to try and
in all the educational levels,
Emarthle said he has a lot of faith power of youth, who believe
recognize there’s a struggle
“I’d like to say
underneath their noses.
“Everybody should be working hard (to promote understanding)
in the natives’
young people who
send a powerful message,” he “In the late-’60s,
were heard. Let’s do
Emarthle said there are a lot of Nations communities across North America that are like Third First
“Eighty-five per cent of our wells are infested with E. coli,” he said of
the Six Nations’ private water sup-
“We have huge economic problems, social problems and environmental issues.” ply.
about the native culture
and abroad because peace
“There’s going to be people in world who don’t want to
understand,” he said.
are going to be like that
and they’re just going
to close their
mind. “But there are more people, thank God, who are open-minded and they’re going to want to learn and
fmiltrT anil 10 Manitou Dr. tCitcbetier
got up and their voices
feel it’s that important.”
million this year.
we’re just ready to go, because
educate people about the struggles. “We look at the struggles of peo-
promotes Aboriginal Awareness Week at the University of Guelph on
ates casinos in the province,
do this as a hobby; this something that they decided
law and they are losing business to those that are operating illegal Internet gaming businesses,” he
there’s not that strong of a
industry are operating within the
that are here with us, they don’t
revenue decline by $335 million
Canadian Aboriginals than people who have lived in Canada before,
those in the Ontario horse racing
At the same time. Aboriginals
Six Nations tourism,
“The government is .spending $400 million on the Windsor Casino to help
have a strong and powerful culture they are very proud of, he said. “When we get venues and get
about $4 billion,” she said.
not an addic-
did not disagree with the fact
age public use of government-run gaming,” he said. “Blocking private gaming sites from being allowed to advertise goes against a
Ontario,” he said.
not participated in by as
many Ontarians as other forms of gambling, there is no doubt that it is
“The Ontario government
“These (Six Nations) dancers
as third-class citizens and so they
uses an online site as a conven-
a different view of
their aboriginal people are treated
here from different countries
even getting up and participating
administrators, faculty and staff to
tries to live here.”
people in schools anymore,” Emarthle said. “It’s not being taught to any of the people who come here from different coun-
event took place at the university
16-20 and was open to the
going to want to underare the people we’re hoping to reach, through our songs, through our dance.” Emarthle said it means a lot to him to see people taking an interest in native song and dance during Aboriginal Awareness Week and
of Guelph, said Aboriginal Awareness Week is one important way it is promoted. The University
Witmer agreed lation
Awareness Week promotes education
he was invited.
The Aboriginal community
There is gambling
60 but most of the definitions have been narrowed so
“We Ontario thinks
racetracks with annual revenue of
to a casino
on a much larger scale. Phillips said Internet gambling is highly addictive and is overly accessible to young adults - and even minors - who can play anonymously for hours from the comfort of their homes. A study conducted Septerhber by the Ontario in Gambling Research Problem
born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and has been confined to a wheelchair for the past 13 years.
time (people) - mainly
nication, as well as the sponsorship
would be an amendment
Service Modernization Act, 2006, to
Kortleve, but a form of
games each week. For him, going
worried about financial
gambling downplay the addictiveness of gambling in regu-
provincewide ban on advertising sites.
of Jeff Leal,
believe Phillips’ arguments against
and ready to take action. The Ontario government has introduced a bill proposing a for Internet
ernment casinos are losing money to Internet gambling sites. “The Ontario government oversees casinos, slot machines and
party, said the
off the charts.
— Page 17
ban gambling ads
among young people aged
World Series of Poker
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— SPOKE, October 30, 2006
Maiden continues be a musical force
September 23 October 22
You cannot please everyone
fair to yourself.
the time so stop trying will begin to
work against you. Be
will be put to the
and out of school friends. family and with Remember to breath and keep your focus, don’t lo.se sight of in
what's important to you.
careful what you don't say week. Secrets tend to be your forte as people confide in you. Be aware of who the secrets are about, sometimes what people don't know can hurt them.
Sagittarius November 22 December 21
You usually think with your head Gemini and have gotten far because of it, but don't forget you are human too and your emotional needs cannot be ignored forev-
Toronto on Oct.
Maiden started off strong with up-tempo songs Different World and These Colours Don’t Run from their new album A
After more than 25 years as a band. Iron Maiden is still a force to be reckoned with. The British power metal sextet played to a
Your patience test this
need for constant approval
Taurus April 20
Work wear you down and
push you into something you aren’t ready to handle. Keep your head in control of your body and don't do anything you know
Matter of Life and Death. The whole band gave top-notch performances, but the precision of the guitar harmonies of Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers was especially impressive. These songs were already fan favourites, and much of the crowd
was singing along. The band played
the next three
songs off the album. Brighter a Thousand Suns, The
Pilgrim and The Longest Day, stopping only long enough for drummer Nicko McBrain to count in the next song. After the fifth song of the set.
The song took everyone present on a musical journey from the soft
and intense solo, and back again. the
got a breather
while lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson greeted the audience and introduced their next number, Out of the Shadows. This was fol-
and seeking nature
often takes control. Life
don't wait and live in regret.
not be a scaredy-crab this
your shell when things get out of hand like you're used to doing. Be upfront and responsive. Be bold and brave. Don't
expect from Iron Maiden.
The next two songs. For the Greater Good of God, and Lord of Light, were entertaining and
although not truly memorable performances. The final song from A Matter of Life and Death, however, was somewhat of a disappointment. petently
Once the band got to the bridge of the song, however, it became
of a strain the
putting on Dickinson's voice. When he sang some of the higher notes, his voice cut out almost completely. In Dickinson’s defence. The Legacy is probably one of the most vocally difficult songs the band has written, ever.They probably should have performed it closer to the start of their set, when Bruce’s voice was still fresh, instead of an hour in. After Maiden finished performing A Matter of Life and Death,
The song took everyone
present on a musical journey from the soft first verse to the high-
energy ones which follow it, to the melodic guitar harmony and intense solo, and back again. Maiden ended their .set with the song everyone had been waiting
opportunity will arise that feel
precision their fans have
track of their 1992 album. Fear of
Benjamin Breeg. The nine-minute epic was a hit with the crowd, and the band performed it with the album-quality
they treated the crowd to the
Capricorn December 22
new album’s first Reincarnation of
enough, and the first five minutes or so of the song were very well
relationships as your
melodic guitar harmony
Avoiding serious commitments has been your specialty
verse to the high-energy
can't live without.
It's your nature to act quickly so do not slip or even your determination will not be enough to recover what is lost.
track off their self-
album. The song sounded even more powerful and energetic than it did when Iron Maiden recorded it in
Leo July 23
Aquarius January 20
After a five-minute break, and a
deal of screaming and cheering from the crowd, the band returned for an encore, performgreat
the ruler of the back, spine
and heart you are never anyone's doormat. Your friends may need your independence and assertiveness to rub off on them this week to help them face personal chal-
Your opinions will be challenged by someone who doesn't understand your innovative and eccentric ways. Hold true to your convictions and don't allow a narrow-minded person to get the
ing The Evil That Men Do and Hallowed Be Thy Name. During The Evil That Men Do. a giant tank replica rose up from behind the drum kit, and from it
best of you.
a large, robotic version of
mascot Eddie. Although Eddie is a part of almost every Iron Maiden show, it the band's ghoulish
August 23 September 22
February 19 March 20
You adapt well
every detail of your work. This
week will test you immensely when constant sloppiness sur-
to new situacome in handy is
rounds you. Let it go, everything be perfect but the
help you through this and your
response will inlluence others.
of the songs from Matter of Life and Death, and
not panic, your recep-
will turn out alright.
especially appropriate appeared from a tank during a song called. The Evil That Men Do. The combination of his app^^^
backdrop (which band’s showed newspaper pages from the second world war), made a strong the
statement about the band’s aversion to
journalism student holding fate in the
STA eSHOP. COM
palm of her hand.
clubs and boudoirs near you.
though, is that none of this stage show took away from the music being played. At the end of the night, it was obvious that Iron Maiden is still as much of a musical force to be reckoned with as they were 25 years ago.
The Conc.sloga Condors' men’s rugby learn won't be playing for a medal tor the first time in five years losing
Seahawks on Oct.
Cambridge. The Condors played their best and most important game but came up short, ending their .season. Most of the issues causing the team problems were ironed out by the game. The^ Condors lost by 2 points and just didn’t have enough time to catch up after a mis.sed tackle and coming out flat in the second half For most of the first half the score was tied, 0-0, but both teams snuck Park
in a try in the last
ing the score 5-5.
Seneca had a lot of penalties at the beginning of the game, however, Conestoga didn’t capitalize on the opportunities.
Nick Milbury, the Condors' cap-
favour of Seneca.
Right-winger, Matt D’Agostini, of the Hamilton Bulldogs, bar-
down the ice during the third period. The Bulldogs were defeated 4-2 by the Peoria Rivermen at Copps Colliseum in rels
Hamilton Oct. 21
they should have been playing
place out of seven teams with two
wins and four
losses. Last year they
Joel Hus.scy, the Condors’ assis-
trusted each other
more and were
playing as a team instead of individuals but Seneca just had said Milbury,
on the team
for five years.
coach, said given the inexperi-
ence of the players the Condors improved a lot. “Inexperience was their vulnerability in the end,” said Hussey. However, it was interesting to note .
seasoned veterans, like Tim^ and Glenn Lull, didn’t play in the game. A lot of the rookies arc returning next season which looks promising
In the first few minutes of the second half Seneca was able to score on Conestoga. The Condors missed a tackle which caused the team to fall apart for 5 minutes which allowed Seneca to get up on them. Missed tackles have been a huge issue for the Condors all season
In the last five minutes,
Harris was able to score but the Condors were down by two tries with no time left. The final score was 27- 5 for the Seahawks. They ended thejr season in 5lh 1
for next year.
Bob McArthur, Seneca’s head coach, said the Seahawks played
with their hearts and souls which
end. Seneca has medal every year and
nation of field.
to see the determi-
really love the
game,’’ said McArthur.
(Photo by Jessica Biumenthai)
(Photo by Jessica Blumenthal)
Larry Stuart, No.. 2, throws the rugby ball to Kyle Gallagher during a lineup in the second half. The final score of the game was 27-
— Page 19
for sullen By JESSICA BLUMENTHAL
During the second
Conestoga Condor rugby player, Shane Lloyd, No. 7, holds up a Seneca a maul. Assisting were Conestoga players from left to right, Nathan Lajeunesse
Seahawk player in and Andrew Harris.
— SPOKE, October 30, 2006
Conestoga’s and Seneca’s men’s rugby teams battle for the ball in their game on Oct. 18, which ended in a 27-15 loss for the Condors. Left:
captain, Nick Milbury,
Photos by Jessica Biumenthal
Condors’ COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:
College Alcohol Inventory
Wisconsin-Eau Claire. It might be interesting for you to complete the inventory and then compare your score with the average scores that were recorded at the University of Wisconsin~Eau Clair. following College Alcohol Inventory
at the University of
bright Although the women’s
team fell short of making the fastball
have drunk 5 or more drinks
a row at least once
was a success True
to intoxication at feast
the last two weeks. By
have drunk alone
have drunk alcohol
the last 3 months.
daily (at least
After a hard-fought and muchimproved season, the women’s fastball team fell just short of making the playoffs.
After ending the season with a
Durham, and Seneca winning their' final game, the Condors dropped to fifth place and out of the playoffs. Durham went on to win the OCA A fastball championship, only losing one difficult 17-4 loss to
have said or dona something under the influence 3 months.
regret during the last
have drunk during the last 3 months so that could do something that felt could not do as easily without alcohol talk, relax, be more outgoing).
experienced a blackout (memory toss) while drinking 3 months.
have driven under the influence
of alcohol in the last
core of the
have missed school or work due to the effects once in the last 3 months.
of alcohol at
have experienced withdrawal (shakes, sweats, flushed faced) after stopping drinking in the fast 3 months. I
My drinking has harmed my persona!
the last 3
women ’s fastball coach
12. During the last
have often drunk
or over a longer period of time than intended.
Condors coach Fawn Day comall the hard work and determination the team has shown. “The girls always play with heart,” said Day. “They never quit plimented
it seems, and that's something our team has prominently done (all
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The team has improved aspects
of the game,
their offence. total
The team was
led in .scoring this
12 runs and a batting
Milissa Voisin with 14
season by Brittany Swartzentruber
causing you problems you have a problem with alcohol/’
of 58 runs, compared
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our website http://www.conestoqac.on.ca/isp/stserv/index.isp r
and an average of .368 and Laura Matheson with 14 hits, nine runs and an average of .333. For players interested in trying out next fall you can contact Day at fawner6(§>hotmail.com or check http://www.conestogac.on.ca/rec_ centre/html/wfastball.html for try-
be enough to push them into
Conestoga. After a tough 2-10 season and finishing in last place last year, the Condors have improved to 57 this season, placing fifth. The intact next year.
ing to miss the playoffs, the future