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13,

2006

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News 17

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

— No. 22

37th Year

High school students get educated By TIFFANY MCCORMICK

more exposure."

as they get

Conestoga College played host to 24 Ontario eolleges during the 17th annual College Fair on Nov.

Collegiate

Some the

in

I

of the colleges that took pail

Algonquin.

included

fair

Canadore, Confederation, Mohawk. St.

Clair,

Georgian,

and Flemming. With more than

St.

Lawrence

will

senior student.

Institute

Rachel Cameron, said she found the fair vei

helpful as she had a lot of

7

got a

of infomiation that

lot

Cameron

I

know much about

from high schools in the Wellington, Perth and Huron counties as well as

students

Waterloo Region, the rec centre and

sentatives

E-wing were buzzing with conversation and information. Janice Poole, a .senior student from St. Anne’s High School in Clinton,

Cameron’s first choice is Ridgetown where she wants to .study to become a veterinary technician. She said the representatives

easier than

answered many questions she hadn’t even thought of and gave informa-

tion.

tion

"It

gives

me

eolleges can

is

an idea of what the

do

for students," she

who

Poole,

Conestoga

wants

to

attend

for nursing, said she rec-

ommends

students attend the fair if they are considering post-.secondary

education. 'll helps students so they're not all mind-boggled before they apply."

she said.

Anthony Black, a Grade 12

stu-

dent from Sacred Heart High School in Walkerton, said the representa-

happening,” Osborne said of the in

previous

years students were taken to class-

rooms

for infomiation .sessions.

"Seeing

is

better than sitting in a

Osborne went on

decisions

to .say that stu-

is

way

they

window

almost

Kim

changing.

as

it

shown "campus

to

be together.

with

visits

students

biggest factors

and interac-

are

when

the

a post-secondary .school." That

Niagara

was

a

said

good

"We

it’s

itself,

very

fair exists

for the different colleges

should

work

together,

not

“We’re here for

students’ success, not ourselves."

Saxton said she enjoys the

Osborne said it gives students a chance to .see what’s out there as many don’t know what they want to do. "It gives them the opportunity to the fair

is

separately,” she said.

reason for the trade-show forniat.

Of

College,

important that the college

two

students select

shop," he said.

.Saxton, admissions officer for

"We’re always adjusting to meet needs of stutlents,” he said, adding that recent research has the

tion

get a personal feel for what’s

explaining that

make

because

it

fair

allows the colleges to go

into different

communities.

"Having a central location where the students and public can get information

is

great," she said.

on grades and prerequisites needed to get into certain programs.

Of

the fair

Cameron

itself.

said

it

were very friendly and willing

opportunities."

Grade

the

Collegiate Chris glad he came to

In.stitute

TTieriault, said

he

is

student,

fair.

"1 found infomriation I probably wouldn’t have otherwise," he said. Unsure of what career he wants to

pursue, Theriault said his interests are technology and biology

.so

he’ll

choose a career involving those aspects.

He

"People get frustrated." he said

Guelph

12

Vocational

to help students.

said the fair

as

students

it

is

really

presents

good a

lot

for

of

about college choices.

options, promotes schools and lets

Black also noted that the location of the fair enables many people to

students

know what

Theriault

Rockin’ out

students

said

should

"They can explore

different col-

attend the college fair especially “if

leges from a central

location," he

they’re unsure of

"And

it’s

(Photo by Aaron Schwab)

they need to get

into certain schools.

attend and receive information.

said.

different than past years.

dents are changing and the

"opens your mind up to different

said.

tives

engage the students more," he said, adding that this year’s trade-show format was to

classroom," he said.

going on the Internet for infomia-

said the college fair

morning was very

"We’re always trying

applying to college, so patient repre-

were very comfoiling.

the

steady.

setCip,

said a lot of high school

don't

said

"You

really needed," she said.

1,000 students

fair,

her questions answered. "1

marketing and overseer of the

tor of

be applying to Humber College for their music program. Kitchener- Waterloo Bluevale Black

where

to go."

Paul Osborne, Conestoga’s direc-

a bonus for Conestoga

$71.4-million journey to build _

.

.

.

Cambridge campus just across

By JENN CURTIS

.1

_

the

401.

College president John Tibbits is embarking on an ambitious $7 .4-million journey,

Conestoga

1

with the ultimate goal of a

new

The new campus would

train

about

and 1,900 students. The plan would also allow the Doon, Waterloo and Guelph cam1.000 apprentices

Guelph

in

Born Son performed at The Shadow in Guelph on Oct. 29. The photograSchoch and Mike Rideout pher used a two-second exposure with rear curtain flash to capture Jamie 22. Page see story the For in this unique image. Kitchener’s Of

The

First

‘Cambridge campus begins new —

A

fi puses to expand their programs. The new campus would include

green energy village, including a demonstrational lab for wind, solar and geothermal

a

sustainable

energy technology.

Thf The

nnllpop’« nmnnsal includes college’s proposal

changes

to all the

campuses. The

new Cambridge site would become a Centre of Excellence in and would offer welding, robotics and automation, electronics, telecommunications the trades,

and information technology, civil, construction and architectural engineering technologies, and sustainable

green

energy

and

applied research. It

would

ship,

offer

pre-apprentice-

apprenticeship,

two- and

three-year diploma and four-year

applied degree programs.

The

result

trained

would be about 1,000

apprentices

in

welding,

mechanical, electrical and industrial trades. It woulcL^also train

about 1,900 students in diploma and degree engineering technology programs.

The Doon campus would become a centre for interdisciplinary health-care education. There would be new developing health-care full-time

An artist’s rendering displays the proposed site for Conestoga College s new Cambridge campus. The project is expected to cost more than $70 million.

students

programs,

and the

number of health-care would be increased by

834 students, for

a total of 2,268.

would also allow

It

the growth of

full-time business and applied arts

students by 820.

The existing Guelph campus would become the centre for transportation trades.

This would increase the capaciin two programs: automotive-

ty

service technician and truck and

coach technicians. Also, two coop diploma/apprenticeship programs would be added. The Waterloo campus would

become

the centre of excellence in

culinary and hospitality trades, and the centre for construction trades.

This would allow for growth of 350 new apprenticeship spaces. spaces for hospitality stu50 spaces for international students to study English as a second language, and 30 spaces for renovation-technician programs. allow would plan This

140

dents,

Conestoga College to add 1,000 apprentices by 2009 to the already 2,500 apprentices. Conestoga would also add another 1,900 post-secondary students, 40 per cent of whom would be studying in the

health-care field.


Page 2

— SPOKE, November

Now ...with Random

13,

News

2006

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

questions answered by

her

By

want a yellow Volkswagen Beetle.”

sen 'ices foiinciations

fall.

years old.

at

very popular, adding the pro-

apply right

when

if

you don’t

the (continuing

education)

catalogue comes

you're on

a

waiting

out,

said

list,’’

Until last

girlfriend, call

at

me!

fall,

college

the

semester,

interior decorating

was only a one-

general

interest

course, with no grading.

increased demand,

Eric DeGroot,

to

an

1

1

it

night

Due

to

was changed

-credit certificate

program.

municipal election?

On

Nov.

came to Doon

candidates

1,

the Sanctuary at Conestoga’s

campus

to talk to students about

community and would make the best councillor for the upcoming election on Nov. 13. issues within the

why

they

candidates

Six

attended

the

Speak Up event. They were Kelly Galloway, Mike Hairis and Victor

who

are running for coun-

decorating,

councillor of Fairview-Gateway

to

and

Gazzola,

Ward

of the subjects students learn about are colour theory, antiques, fabrics and lightning. students

make

3.

Galloway

Some

class,

of South

cillor

dealing with difficult people.

For each

signs

core courses. Elective

interior all

names on

their

Ward 4, and John Bob McColl and Fitzroy Vanderpool. who are running for

interior decorating, floor plans

advanced which are

see

MOUNTFORD

along roads and streets, but who are these people running in the

Herbert,

Guthro teaches introduction

courses include business law and

Oldfield.

want a new

interior decorating busi-

gram had more than 230 students in its first year, and another 60 this

of continuing education

the college, said interior decorating

“Generally speaking,

“I

own

You

ness,

Enrolment in the new interior decorating program at Conestoga College is exceeding expectations. Gillian Oldfield, program admin-

is

first-year Iniman

ADAM HANNON

rise

Aubergine Interiors. "It’s amazing how many people we have in the class,’’ she said. "When the course started, we were hoping for 40 people. This year we have over 200. "We have some people in their early 20s, right up to their 60s, people from every walk of life." She added the average age of people in the program is 30 to 40

istrator

C/fr/s Olivia,

By LEANNE

on the

year?

“I

Speak Up

decorating

random students

What do you want for Christmas this

Candidates

Interest in

floor

said she has lived in

Ward 4 for her entire knows the issues. She has

and

life

a bache-

degree from Wilfrid Laurier She chose to purchase

lor’s

University.

home

a

ward and is very community. a Conestoga graduate the

in

third-year

In

new continuing education

plans for rooms, including furni-

active in the

marketing

program, students complete eight core credits and three electives to

ture, colour and paint choices. These assignments can be used in their portfolio to help them get a

from the business management

the

earn a certificate. Linda Guthro has been teaching and co-ordinating interior decorating at the college’s Waterloo pus for seven years, and also

“My two

camowns

Job

Harris

studies program.

in the field.

been an exciting venture,” said Guthro. “I look forward to “It's

seeing

it

continue.’’

front teeth.”

is

have a great college education

“I

I am very active munity.” he said.

and

com-

in the

Hams said he has been involved with a variety of charitable organizations and took the Leadership

Waterloo Region program which has helped him develop as a leader. Herbert said he feels he understands the issues as he has been a resident of Ward 4 for more than 20 years. He has a degree in economics and a post graduate degree in social work. Gazzola said he has more than 35 years of experience in municipal government and he knows how city hall works.

Dan Stephenson, third-year

marketing

“I

want

St.

Jolly old

Nick himself.”

“I

for

Meghan

know I'm the best candidate Ward 3 because of my many

second-year

my

and

experiences background.

Platt,

I

academic

have spent many

commu-

years volunteering in the

he said. Running a city

nity,"

social sen ices

very complex matter, and

is

a

helps

it

have the experience and background to deal with it. to

"Also, in this position, we’re servants of you.

“My kids

bounce

to

takes

for

time.

a while so

I

can

just

not

and

young

but

have

1

1

feel

very

added

the

McColl said there is a necessity some big changes at city hall

second-year

for

social services

want a

which

public,

advantage of being retired, so I have a considerable amount of time available," said Gazzola.

Angie Blonde,

really

the

considerable amount of

am

I

young,

sleep.”

“I

a

He is a member of various boards and committees.

cii

i

McColl said he has attendi more than 250 council and committee meetings and knows how

kitten

city hall

this year.”

works.

Vanderpool said he

young,

is

enthusiastic, energetic and willing to learn.

Melissa Venvay,

He

said he

active with the

first-year

is

very inter-

community.

"We need some

young, fresh rep-

resentation on city council.

Tl hroadi asting ''

We,

youth, are the future of the (Photo by Adam Hannon)

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

Gillian Oldfield,

program administrator

urges students to apply

right

away

and

1

feel

we need some young

representation of continuing education,

for con. ed.

courses.

that’s

why

Vanderpool.

the

city,

council

and

running,”

said

on

Tm


2

1

News

A

8

lesson

By ANNELISE THOMPSON Conestoga College

give a business card, negotiating

employment

and added

he given the opportunity to speal^

for

to business professionals from the coinmunity at a business etiquette seminar next week. It will be hekl on Thursday, Nov. 2,^, beginning at 5 p.m., in the blue

working in team settings." second-year management studies student Charlanna Agar. Agar and Murrm are part of a four-member team of second-year business tnanagement studies students, who organized the event for a project in one of their

rootn eat'eteria.

The event ness

will feature live busi-

professionals

from

Kitchener- Waterloo area

the

who

will

contracts

"W'e got together with the grad

work-

committee of third-year management Studies students, and they were looking for students to help

force.

"The speakers

will

cover every-

thing from e-mail etiquette to ti>

how

dress in the workplace," said sec-

ond-year management studies student Allison Muiiln. "They will also be dealing with conflicts in the i)fHce, resumes.

plan fundraising events, so

their

all

in

business

the

programs, but anyone who is interestetl in hearing the speakers

welcome

is

to attend the seminar.

from atlmission will go towards their graduation aitd awards ceremony at the end of this year," saitl Murfm. The event is markeietl toward

way

CARA LICHTY

There has been a lot of- hype about the United Way campaign at Conestoga College, but the ev'ent caiT\pus is just one of many i')n

“The speakers will cover everything from e-mail etiquette to how to dress the workplace.”

in

Allison Mnrjhi, sc( ond-

like

other students,

to

come

parents

their

or even their friends, are

welcome

out and listen to what these

professionals have to say," said sec-

ond-year management studies

of them

permanent Job, only part-time and those types of situations can be really different," said a

ask.

jobs,

also thought it was also a good idea because a lot of programs don't have a co-op term,”

We

Murfm. The event will start with a networking period, so students can

said Agar.

So

contact with the profession-

stu-

There

ideally this will help people

gel ready for

work when they grad-

uate.”

Sludenls interested

should

event

the

with c|uestions and a notepad and a

be question and answer periods with each speaker

pen. Business attire

people can gel all their concerns addressed about going oul in the workforce,” said Murfm. The organizers all hope that after

parking will be available

so

attending

in

come prepared

will

Admission

that

lot.

is

is

suggested.

$4 per person in the

where guests can follow

signs from the parking

lol

aiul

blue the

to the

blue room.

Bookstore’s sidewalk sale By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE

among

the items with drastically-

reduced prices.

“When you give to the United Way you know you are helping so many groups.” regular donor

campaign every

The bookstore's

give to the United are helping so

year.

operations at the Doon campus bookstore, said although the previous location was convenient for

in a

we

will feel the

impact

few weeks we are

how

still

things are going

United Here Way campaign has wrapped up and the total is being tallied. How much was raised will be known by next at the college the

week. Fundraising

ing

despite

newly

Mary Andraza, manager of retail

bookstore

games

the

the

at

Residence still

and ongo-

campaign being

and will continue end of November.

over,

until

the

central

and

Coming early is the best way to get the best selection

In addition, she said the bookstore will receive shipments of

discontinued items from

office area

will

is

more

therefore attract

"We

ANNUAL SIDEWALK SALE 4-tb

TUESPAY, NOV14-™ 10:00 a.m. Alc^ C2A108) 4 Between Door 3

CSi Self Service

GREAT PRICES ON CLOTHING, TEXTBOOKS AND ASSORTED ITEMS

PONT Miss

IT....

COME CARLY PONT BE

DISAPPOINTED!

like to pass

to students

come

sup-

and

on the savings

staff,”

she said. students to

early for the best selection.

Payment options include cash,

more students. The sale provides students with

debit and credit card.

the opportunity to get a headstart on their holiday shopping. Discontinued apparel, school

Gayler. bookstore clerks, await the

supplies and used textbooks are

ment,” said Gayler.

Both

Andraza

and

Trucks stolen from parking By ERIC

2005

Police

GMC

in

relation

lots

pickup that was taken from Lot

MURPHY

Two pick-up trucks were stolen from the Conestoga College parking lots on Oct. 25. Conestoga .security has handed over information to Waterloo Regional

Tannis

popular annual event. “It will be a frenzied excite-

the

DOON CAMPUS BOOKSTOKE

its

pliers .specifically for the sale.

Andraza advises

.staff

The new CSI

this year.”

Conference Centre are

you know that it’s so easy to help out your city. I look forward to this

because have

donate,” she said.

many

good feeling when

hallway

lockers installed reduced the space.

Conestoga

groups," she said.

from 10

will run

bookstore's

mid-November.

in

Way you know you "It really is a

-

between

“There hav^been reduced workforces this year due to layoffs which means less people to

Way

“When you

in the hall

Doors 3 and 4. The sale, which

down

United Way official website. Kitchener United Way has high expectations and is always looking for new' donors and sponsors, even

every year.

held tomorrow

items are one-of-a-kind.”

said Andraza.

a.m. to 2 p.m., will be located near 2A108. the CSI self-serve area. The sale is not being held in the

“Although

does for the community’s agencies and loves to contribute

"Some

highly-antici-

pated sidewalk sale of discontinued and clearance items will be

Rolinski said donations are tracking well at this point compared to last year but that things will slow

paign director of the annual Kitchener United Way campaign. Julia Carapanta, of Kitchener, said she loves what the United

The United Way is grateful for any donations and appreciates all the support it gets from K-W' rest-

lol

an interview for

and gel an edge on the competition, but the bulk of the evening will be devoted lo the speakers'

interested in attending,

At the halfway mark the campaign had raised S2.I million, which is about 37 per cent of the $5. 75-million goal according to the

paign.

of gradual-

presentations.

"Anyone

thrilled with

rolling

it)

pre.senlaliv)ns

over sludenls will feel less stress going lo a job interview because they will know what to expect and be prepared for the questions their employer may

als

sliiilics

of this

already

lol

real’ job, and a

make

cor inonoi^cnicnt

dents said Penny Rolinski, cam-

during the

oul because a

and

s|)eakers

the

are

ing sludenls are looking for their

to $5. 75-million goal

The Kitchener United Way campaign's halfway point was Oct. 30. which makes it almost twice as

cam-

come

Way campaign

Julia Carapanta,

at the college.

— Page 3

2006

offers one-of-a-kind items

across the region.

long as the one

I. each.

"W'e're encouraging everyone lo

first

Conestoga College’s fundraising campaign has finished and the campaign total Is being tallied By

deni Jackie

have never been

the

funds

Kitchener United

on

students enrolled

classes.

be siieaking on a variety of topics to prepare students for the

13,

business etiquette 101

in

networking, when you shoukl send thank you cards, when you shoukl

stiklents will

SPOKE, November

to

a

pick-up truck that was

stolen from Lot 5.

Waterloo police are also investigating the theft of a 1987 Chevy

same

1

day.

John Tribe, interim supervisor of safety and security at Conestoga, said that pickups are a hot item.

“Trucks are probably the most car stolen around here,”

common

he said. “People

just

need

to take extra

care that cars are locked and valuable items put away oul of sight.”


Page 4

Commentary

— SPOKE, November 13, 2006

Give the

gift

of giving

season

this

PASS <50( SOMe-THlM&

,y

The

feeling

is in

holiday season grows.

is

our fingers, the feeling is in our toes, the fast approaching, and so the feeling

Yes, that warm wholesome feeling the holiday season brings is here, hut for most students this is a tumultuous time of year, as it becomes exceedingly difficult to relax, sit

down and bask

in the gentle glow' the holidays have to offer. With exams, year-end projects and part-time Jobs, it seems virtually impossible Just to lay back and reflect. Then, within a blink of an eye. Christmas is Just weeks away, and by the time exams have passed, most students find

themselves w'orking endless hours of overtime in an attempt to save enough money to buy their loved ones that perfect gift. The madness never seems to end. and students must wonder, will there ever be a moment when they Just get to sit? Ah. a good sit, the leveller of all mankind, from the mightiest pharaoh to the lowliest peasant, a time to sit and reflect on life's cadence seems to be the common longing of mankind. So, if you are fortunate enough and have a moment to spare for reflection, take in your suiToundings. Direct your eyes above look at the roof that shelters you, feel the w'armth that separates you from the sub-zero condi-

hope

Initiative offers There

is

common

a

news industry

And

leads.”

saying in the

that “if

it

bleeds,

Africa

in

concern about giving such a large

sum of money

it

with the intense media

ment leader

tions.

coverage,

Then, for Just one moment, leave your snug lodging and put yourself into the shoes of someone less fortunate, that is, if they have any. Close your eyes. You are now homeless. The blackness of your every day is darker than the inside of a coffin on a moonless night and your hunger burns worse than the hunger of a pack of ravenous wolves seeking their

focused on war, tenorist attacks,

the

murders as well as shootings,

failure to see

prey.

at the

down your

Shivers ripple

spine as your

body metamor-

or

rightly

saying can,

be

at times,

argue.

Watching the

wrongly,

this

difficult to

« news on

certain

nights can leave viewers with feel-

of despair and doubt about

ings

whether there

the

is

that so-called “light

end of the tunnel.” So when

CBC

tributing

covered a story a few

will

be allotted over the course of 10

years, beginning

upon

the successful

completion of the award winner's

tenn

in office. After the prize

money

used up, an additional $200,000

is

will

be given annually

until the indi-

The award

to a

former govern-

instead of directly dis-

this

how

ai'gument

ment devastates a population. Government corruption in A.frica has always been overshadowed by other

such as poverty,

tragedies,

AIDS, international debt and lack of economic opportunity. Ibrahim's award

isn't

attempting to

away from

focus

economic

making

development; health and education;

showing the countries ing

become so

the founder of the African cellphone

empowerment of civil society; democracy and human rights; as well as mle of law and

precious.

So, please, take the time to

sit,

ings and think of the poor souls

God

thank

who

food, family and everything else that

for all your bless-

who

His

.sense again.

name

is

Mo Ibrahim and

network Celtel

he

International.

is

In

are deprived of shelter,

2005, Ibrahim sold his network,

makes

which made him $3.3

the holiday sea-

billion richer

son so special. What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters, compared to what lies within us. As hunians, it is in us to give. So, if each individual person does his or her part and gives

and able

Just a little bit to charitable organizations, the less fortunate

state or

will receive the greatest gift of all in return; hope.

given $5 million (US). The

Letters are

billion-

using his fortune to help

is

the

to afford this initiative titled

Mo

Ibrahim

Achievement

How

it

will

in

Prize

for

African Leadership.

work

is

every year a

former African executive head of

head of government will be

money

vidual passes away.

be evaluated

ria will

areas

of governance:

is

letters to the

should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be

editor. Letters

Spoke

Photo Editors: Adam

Ibrahim

make

this

said, despite

an annual

only fund a winner progress states

be no longer than 500 words. right to edit any letter

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phoses into an icicle state. Hopelessness has consumed your soul. This warm glowing time known as the holiday season is nothing but a grim death march for survival. Now open your eyes and come back to reality. Suddenly, this moment you have used to sit and reflect has

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News

SPOKE, November

2006

— Page 5

Tis the season

s

be stressed

to Excuse

me,

EXCUSE ME!

excuse All

that

me.

is

Those

ries.

going

are indy the

through your mind is why won't with lour children and a

controlled

huge shopping cart full of Christmas paraphernalia move

off during the

slightly

Your

left

good luck finding

a parking spot.

stressed?

Exhausted?

are

because they have more time on their hands than many, they seem to shop early to avoid the crowds.

Initablc?

Let us not forget the unforgiving return policy that stores have

buying

on their many over-priced items, it’s the thought that counts,

Maybe you are tearful because you maxed out your Visa must-have sweater, no money for that lastminute Christmas gift? that

resulting in

Join the club.

right?

And there are still those unanswered questions. What do get for the person on my list who has 1

seems Canadians are getting

It

into the habit of using their plastic

everything?

more

to buy. for?

According to whopping

frequently.

Visa, Canadians spent a

$474 million on Dec. 2I, 2001 the biggest one-day Christmas spending spree ever at that time. that are claustro-

phobic, it’s the crowded shops, never-ending lineups and children who never .seem to stop crying that

might bring on a feeling of stress or nau,sea.

Over the time of this headache, I mean Christmas, a few things have become clearer. It is better to finish your shopping before the busy month of December. But let’s be honest, that goal

is

highly unlikely.

maybe

Seniors are the smart ones;

Or who is impossible Or don’t really like, I

but feel obligated to buy for?

Answer. Gift

,

For those of us

blood pressure can be by a few easy steps.

rising

Why

the rush.

not plan a day

week when

the shops be crowded? Think ahead. Before you hit the shops write a list of the people you

so

squeeze by to your trek into the jungle, also known as the mall. Any time between now and Boxing Day, Feeling

Avoid

you can continue on with

the

to

meaning xtf

Christmas.

this lady

certificates.

Wine. Or

chocolate.

less

need

likely

to

buy presents for and think of a piesent idea tor each person. Stick to a budget. If you spend too much money this Christmas you’ll

(Photo by BJ Richmond)

Say pheesel

to

feel stressed

long after the turkey

CSI photographer, Melanie Sander, adjusts her camera to get ready for another year of taking graduation photographs of Conestoga students.

been eaten. Work out how much money you have to spend, and stick to it. If you are one of the select few has

who

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

CSI president

doesn’t seem to mind a bevy

of bargain hunters, or congested coiTidors, congrats.

Have fun shop-

ping, and may you enjoy the peace and spirit of the season. For those of you who would

takes exception

rather take a trip to the dentist than

You can’t go wrong. I’m not trying to put a damper on this wonderful time of holiday cheer, but one can only hope for Dec. 27, when it is all .said and done. The turkey has been eaten, the wrapping paper thrown out. and the feeling of guilt begins to linger when you think about how much you’ve spent and eaten. But never forget the irreplaceable traditions. Midnight mass, milk and cookies for Santa, eggnog, and a handful of other quirky memo-

even come clo.se to a mall at this time of year, I have some tips; making a list of jobs that need to be done can help you take one thing at a time; recognize

when something

done or finished and

is

to editorial

feel

As representatives of the student population at Conestoga our annual goal is to review factors which affect student success at school and work towards changing those things over which we

good

about it; take a break, even if it is only for 10 minutes, it is important to re-charge your energy level; and lastly, don’t drink too much, don’t spoil Christmas! Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyeux Noel, Feliz Navidad. to you and yours.

have input. Over the past several years, we’ve instituted a health plan which also allows students to add their dependents, and a student centre both projects were

designed to provide both academic and social support opportuni-

Equal rights has created new problems for women Living as a young 21st century

other bility

1,

an

woman

while living

in the

fullest.

This

is

to

Cara

not

do have concerns. I

when

don’t think that

the great

leaders fought for females to be treated as equals they considered the complete shift

all

Opinion

feministic

lifestyle

in

that

women would

to find

are

now

ent businesswomen. in

obligated

to

successful and independ-

an age where

We do it

is

not live socially

acceptable to live the conventional life

mom

with a

two children.

Post-

of a stay-at-home

pl^iusband and

secondary education is looked at as something both men and women twice about. think shouldn’t Education continues to call our

names

career

needs then to be established to pay off your massive debts.

Women

Women

A

student loans for years.

face.

become

a

chance

career;

at getting to the top

it

is

in

their

is

rung

down

their duty to take

whoever gets

it

Women

occupational ladder.

in the feel

word

love the

way

to the

men, because we which immediately

it

With

of reality comes a

the

To women, maniage at as a barrier,

is

now

cycle of trying to land the best job with the highest pay, to work

into your 20s, consuming most of your time and leaving you with no time other than to squeeze out a few hours for a part-time job a few times a week. The lack of funds during school mixed with tuition, book co.sts and the bar leaves students poor and paying off

off student loans. time,

In the

men and women

mean-

are franti-

searching for the nicest, most affordable apartment, to prove their independence by leaving their parents. However, they cally

want

to

be

able

to

afford

the

designer clothes they could buy

as

Ontario

the

we

Internet.

are

to enjoy.

But, from time to time

women

no man

become

future,

have

thinking

power

in this

holders. This

that

of the

CSI would

expansion as stake-

would give CSI

the

leverage to have a strong say

in

having services improved for our students. It’s

our belief that your editorial

will adversely affect the results of

survey by implying some scheme on our behalf to increase “administrative fees.” In fact, no the

such arrangement has or will be made.

Educating our members with respect to options for both

opportunity

to

money and

save

contribute

health of the global

the

own

their to

the

community

is

a mandate taken seriously by this student government. Students, by

who may

willing to leave their car in the

on the part

CSI

is

of. the

GRT

or

not only libellous but that

the

survey

will-

driveway dollars

few hundred month. The survey speak for themselves

to save a

a

results will

and we

very well be

will act accordingly

when

those results are tabulated.

providing a valuable service in

Probably you should wait to see outcome of that survey before taking a stand one way or the

return.

other on behalf of students. That’s

or

both of these organizations

would

.

the

negotiation

To suggest that this opportunity is a "money grab” of any sort

return a “yes” vote and that either

overrated,

and everyone just needs to be a little less competitive and a little more vulnerable. We need to be surrounded by a good mix of both worlds or the only mix women are going to see is Meow Mix.

makes good reading

It

anticipates

lady. is

readily

to

service being extended to our

the way,

the

However,

a full-fledged cat

Sometimes equality

is

rail

for the uninformed.

either

to

over the years, one cat becomes two, which become six and soon you’ll

Such research

available to the interested on the

preventing a

of independence that

get lonely and with

vicious

and provincial govern-

tem.

next best thing, a cat.

begins

of

adults under 25. Both the

federal

give affection, they turn to the

here

litre

There seem to be more single, young to middle-aged women out

this clash

now allowed

So,

mention the cost of a

College of Physician and Surgeons, have posted studies on the health and environmental value of using a mass transit sys-

looked

struggle.

road rage,

stress,

ments. as well

life

comes a

drivers’

ideal.

tory.

this clash of reality

the final "yes” or

young

equals,

With

make

can be~independently wealthy yet fit that nuclear stereotypical wife

are

ignites a fierce competition.

area and has also looked forward

gasoline and insurance rates for

stmggle.

taxes, further reducing the costs to students.

result of surveys to ask our members their opinions and finally a referendum of all stu-

to

woman who

there today than ever before in his-

Hypothetically speaking school could keep you in its clutches to well

successful,

a tax credit for anyone who uses public transit and this fee would be deductible on each student’s

CSI has become very aware of

accidents, loss of green space, not

an already established, yet

more

dents most in need an economical method of transportation to the college. Also, the Federal Government of Canada has issued

the possible expansion of a light

tion,

also trying

especially

did for people our

age 50 years ago.

not

same things but

the difference in a non-repayable grant. This -would give the stu-

were

“no” decision. There is any number of studies available in Ontario and Canada which detail the benefits of using mass transit more, i.e. air pollu-

men

it would be recognized by OSAP and if they received over $7000/year they would receive

of these additions to the quality of

dents to

top,

for far longer out of high

school than

the

Both

done as a

home.

prove they’re better than

to success.

the student life experience

and eating Hungry Man dinners, women have little time to find an acceptable husband. Men are doing

Lichty

about being a feminist, but

article

at

which lead

ties

Between keeping tabs on the Banana Republic sale rack, trying

along with millions of

women, have a huge responsito use women’s hard-earned

equal rights to the

I

13,

In

benefit monetarily without

actual

fact,

the

students

attending Conestoga College assistance

what we do.

who

are in the greatest need of financial

the

would save from

the implementation of this fee as

Matt Jackson President,

Conestoga Students

Inc.


— SPOKE, November

Page 6

Commentary

2006

13,

Minimum whining about minimum wage, please minimum

Canada changed from $7.45 per hour to $7.75 per hour. If you are

If you choose to live this life than you obviously won't make the ideal six figures a year, but the key word

a student under the age of 18, the

in this

minimum wage is $7.25. My question is how can one survive off of minimum wage when living on their

There are always alternatives to every situation; if you leave school at a young age then you are basically taking the risk that you won’t find a job that will pay a lot of money. If you are making minimum wage and want to raise a family then maybe you should really think about whether or not that

As

of February 2006 the

wage

in

own. or even raising a family? As a student working in retail and making just above minimum wage, I understand how it can be tough making ends meet, that is why I often remind myself why I am in college and why I am working hard to create a better career for myself

why

is

who

ple

I

do not believe peo-

say that there

nothing

is

they can do about the situation they are

would be

a

in.

If you are working a full-time job making $7.75 per hour, after taxes you would make around $60 per day, $300 per week, $1,200 a month and less than $ 5.000 a year. 1

TV

Reality

is

choice.

Sometimes

struggle.

when you want something necessarily

in the future.

That

sentence

Having

the

a family

decision.

right is

not

it is

not a right,

is

it

you can

a privilege. Just because

have children doesn't mean it is the right time for you financially to bring a child into this world.

good idea life,

but the type of

It is

a

only your

to consider not

you can

life

provide for your child.

A key factor of living on minimum

a govern-

well and don’t require any post-

ment grant where you pay what you can based upon your income. There is also the option of moving in with roommates and splitting the rent, which can sometimes be quite

secondary education. It is all about looking around, being motivated and always applying for different

familiar with subsidy

Sarah Jaynes

it is

never too

cost efficient.

wage This

especially

is

younger people, lege

your means.

living within

is

who

a problem for

like all

go out

like to

I

Although there are ways

Opinion

of us in colto the bars

and drink every week. This is .something you can't always do if you’re not making veiy much money. Another expense is a car. If you are making $7 or $8 an hour, it might not be realistic to be burdening yourself with car insurance and expensive gas prices. If you are worried about living expenses there are subsidized apartments and co-op housing in Kitchener- Waterloo. If you aren't

with living with a

minimum wagd ways

with

not forget that

late to get

know

mature

there

is

it

an education!

are

plenty

of

Conestoga College who have come back even in their 40s because they didn’t go to college before. There is also correspondence and night courses you can take with student loans

to deal

job, there are also

Do

positions.

to not live

it.

students

at

If you start working in a place like McDonald’s you may start out working as a cashier, however, if you work there long enough and show commitment and skill you could possibly be promoted and move up to a management position making a lot more than minimum wage. If you work in a minimum wage job and don’t have an education,

such as OSAP, so money isn’t always an excu.se either. Sure there are always exceptions to everything and I know there are people out there who might not have a choice, but a lot of people do. Right now only 5.4 per cent of people living on minimum wage

don’t use that as an excuse, there are

are single parents.

still

For those single people

jobs out there that don’t neces-

need a diploma or degree. There are many factories that pay

who

are

only taking care of themselves,

sarily

there

is

no reason

to

complain.

.

not so real

"Don’t believe everything you my mother always told my sister and growing up. She wanted us to know see on TV." That’s what

I

Allison

was more to life than what we saw playing on that shiny silver box in the centre of the living

Steinman

there

room. She wanted us to know the pretty model was only that pretty because of lots of makeup, and yes. the monster in the horror movie looked scary, but it was only pretend. For a long time I believed her. I enjoyed the content of my favourite shows but I always remembered to take everything I saw for what it was. just a representation of

Then

2000

in

Survivor found

happened.

it

way

its

reality.

into

my

Thursday night TV schedule, and it was clear nothing would ever be

same again. The show featured bunch of strangers who were split

the a

into teams, taken out wilderness somewhere

the

into

Opinion lives?

their

know where came from, but

don't

I

these contestants the faces I see on

TV

don't look a

whole lot like me or anyone else I know. The way I see it. a genre that claims to be so real should

do

its

look

make

best to

Pumpkins

it.

Secondly, but

you,

don’t

I

my

know about

everyday

doesn’t

someone camped out in my room with an entire film crew behind him. There aren’t many

who

the

when

put in front of strangers with

show first

itself,

time

in

more, the plot of the

realistically

daily, so

I

don’t see

how

it’s

possi-

assume a person is acting way he or she would normally

act

or the fact that for the

television equipment.

For those of you who don’t know me, I have a pretty quick temper

my

13 years,

moth-

all. it sure looked like realme. The people were real, the location looked real and they really

and, occasionally

were

for

After

ity to

pretty dirty looking for just

trated,

someone were a

when

to follow

week recording

me

Now

Jealousy has the power to rip

times and then played them back the

So.

therefore,

concluded

1

show must be just what was reality TV.

Perhaps though,

been so hasty haps

in

would

ing suites

as

week

this it

as

I

several reasons reality

TV

Firstly,

tion that reality

is

people

like I

me

reality

TV

in the edit-

to believe.

did look closer,

my

mother wasn’t had hoped. There are

turns out

wrong

why

conclusion, per-

maybe

if

isn’t as real as the

So

it

should have looked closer and

I

asked myself

and

this

said

shouldn’t have

1

my

it

why

I

now

believe

anything but.

is

1

way.

someone five

a real person, but

that character

to be arguing with

else or

complaining every

The

minutes.

who

reality

is,

that

person might not be as big of a

whiner as he or she looks, but a few slip ups recorded and played often enough may make you think otherDon’t get

me

wrong.

I’ve

been

known to watch the odd episode of So You Think You Can Dance or Temptation Island, and I’ll admit 1 maybe even liked it, but it’s always important to be aware that tele-

eating nothing but carrot sticks

created mostly

it

that

all

As

it

in ruins.

I

try

vised reality

is

.something that in the

out on top, winning

to close

good

emotion

I

at all costs.

I

have

to

is

editing suite.

Meghan

admit

Kreller

I’m not exactly warni and welcoming to

memories of

past relationships.

may

be mentioned.

confess

how

the

boyfriend’s exes

my

boyfriend’s

Instead,

1

try to

which they shames me to

It

mere thought of my fills me with com-

and not the friendly type. I’m confident in assuming I’m not alone in this struggle. But feel

many” women so threatened by their partis

it

Through

that

as

the experiences of oth-

well

as

the fear that we, too, will be

behind. Or, maybe,

it’s

the fear

The focus of a relationship should be on two things: the present and the future. As much as at times we

being compared and coming out

wish it weren’t true, the past is something that cannot be changed. This truth, however, is not as bad as it seems. You don’t have to believe

Better in bed?

fate

in

to

know

that the past not

we end who we are.

only determines where

our own, even through TV and movies, we see that relationships can be complicated enough without digging up what has already been dealt with. Dwelling on these ghosts of the past will only haunt our pre.sent. ers

it’s

Opinion

in

petition,

why? Why

same way. Maybe, without them, he would love, not have become the man and that would be a shame. So what makes the exes so scary? Is it the fear of them re-entering the life of the one we love? Maybe his ex-girlfriends in the

to avoid this devil-like

ner’s exes?

most of the "real” people look as if they just walked off the pages of a magazine and have either been pumping iron or is

leave

avoid any context

wise.

it’s a common assumpeveryone taking part in a

show

at

end of the week all together, it would be natural for a person watching to assume that all ever do is get frustrated and swear. Reality TV works in the .same

Think about always seems

‘ex’-files for

through a healthy relationship and

regular

set.

the

those

spending a couple of hours on a

came

if

around

all

women

time for

It’s

get frus-

I

I’m known to curse.

Little,

Above: First-year robotics and automation students Fez Arfeen, left, and Jeff Sonser got into the Halloween spirit with their skull design.

camera following them around

my

er had been wrong.

mate Ashley

nursing student

along with partner and class-

$100.

have a

ble to

me

Left: First-year practical

Gillian Kelley,

der of

tainment. fascinated

hosted by CSI.

camcorder, balanced on the shoul-

people

galore!

Students worked hard on Oct. 31 in the Sanctuary at a pumpkin-carving contest

begin with a yawn, a stretch and a bleary-eyed stare into the lens of a

and left there to survive for about a month for $1 million and the sake of enterLooking back. I’m not sure what

(Photos by Meghan Krelter)

at least

the contestants

but shapes us into 1

up,

strongly believe that everyone

who

inadequate.

Was

she better looking? Funnier?

Stop!

Whatever the reason, we need

to

quit torturing ourselves by looking

back when what we should be doing is looking forward. We need to re-examine the way we look at exes and give them more

my life has eredit than they tend to receive. who have Maybe, rather than snarling at the become; this includes my family, -sound of their name, we should be my friends, even my ex-boyfriends. thanking them. Thanking them for So, if they have helped me beeome being part of the past that has made who am, maybe should think of our present eomplete. has stepped into

helped

I

develop

I

I


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News

SPOKE, November

13,

— Page 7

2006

Explaining time and motion By VANESSA BUTLER "To

new

raise

possibilities,

new

questions,

prob-

regard old

to

Local

lems from a new angle, requires

imagination and marks ad\ance in science." Albert

creative real

Einstien,

(

1

87*^-

a

logicians'

nightmare.

Famous scientist and author Har\ey Brown is follow ing in these two scientists' footsteps. Brown was

d55).

1

Newton's first law of motion and the meaning of inertia have been described as either com-

obvious or

pletely

institute

in

lecture

Ontario on Nov. at

to give a

I

the Perimeter Institute.

Brown's lecture topics included the subtlety in physics, explaining

ties,

hosts high calibre researchers

connection and distinction between natural and violent motion and the nature of philosophy, as

ence

well as de.scribing time

attended the University of London,

the

in

physics.

Brown, who currently teaches the philosophy of physics at the University of Oxford, studied physics

flniversity

the

at

Canterbury

in

New

of

Zcniland, did his

graduate studies

in the

department

of history and philosophy of sci-

Chelsea College and

at

later

IV78-IV84 he taught philosophy at the Sao Paulo .State University in Brazil. In IV84 l-'rom

Brown became

member

a

of the

philosophy faculty when he moved of

University

the

to

Oxfortl.

Brown's areas of research include foundations

the

quantum

of

said

The Perimeter

Institute

an edu-

is

cational attraction for international

students and teachers

who

travel to

Waterloo for extensive programs. The general public can participate in popular monthly programs full of free lectures and evetits on a

wide variety of

The

scientific topics.

and

theory

principles

in

institute

The

faculty boasts quiet research

offices for scientists to contemplate

Brown

is

the author of Physical

book

and

calculate

warm and

innovative

on the structure of space and time from a

entists

dynamical perspective.

debate and extend

a

The Perimeter

ba.sed

Institute hosts sci-

entific conferences, delivers inter-

active

presentations

in

schools

across Canada, and strives to bring all

a.spects

of the joy of discovery

Sue Scanlan, director of finance at the

ideas,

inviting lounges for sci-

and researchers

to discuss,

new

theories, as

well as comfortable lecture rooms, a library and bistro.

Mike

Lazaridis, founder and co-

CEO of Research

in

Motion,

is

the

driving force behind the formation

of Perimeter Institute. His compa-

to .society.

Waterloo, hosts many international guest speakers and lecturers from around the world. It is an independent, research based organization that was founded in 1999. Research on cosmology, quantum theory, particle physics, quantum gravity, quantum information theory and superstring theory is conducted at the institute.

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are liv-

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number

day.

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HIV/AIDS website,

Information Centre’s campaign. cpha.ca, 1

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is World AIDS Day. a Dec. chance for people worldwide to unite in the fight again.st HIV and

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AIDS.

supports and

1

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are

AIDS Day

student

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is

under 25 due

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in

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spoke of a friend

who

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to

control bleeding.)

He

said this person underwent a blood

transfusion at a

WLU student

younger peo-

Shaun Mac Vicar, a 24-year-old.

it

for

is vital

HIV and AIDS,”

"People under 25 should also be made aware of the serious risks they take experimenting with drugs and

when

it

about HIV and AIDS.”

those

active teenagers. "I think

young people

younger people to learn

to a rise in sexually

ple to learn about

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not surprising

of new cases are

is

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sexually active,” said 23-year-old “More has to be done to Stangl.

lower the numbers around the world of people with HIV and AIDS." Stangl said although the youth of significantly

today have a of

lot to

do with

HIV and AIDS,

it

also

the governments to step

tracted HIV.

“This happened a

“Youth under the age of 25 are irresponsible

lot in the ’80s,”

he said. “So it isn’t always about unprotected sex.” Wearing a red ribbon on Dec. 1 is a way of showing support for the continuing education and preven-

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Exotic animals need lots of TLC Metro Toronto Zoo and African Lion Safari are busy. preparing furry friends By TARA RICKER It's tlial

adapting to the winter months. "Animals such as bison and elk

lime of year again. The

accustomed to the cold climate and grow thicker coals," said Lori Latter, marketing manager at African Lion Safari, located Cambridge and between Hamilton. "The large cats including lions and cheetahs grow thicker coats and acclimatize to the Canadian winters." are

convenience of waiting out the door wearing a T-,shirt and shorts is long gone and the days of winhats, ter coats, mittens and scarves is fast approaching. With the inconvenience of having to bundle up only to e.xpose yourself to the freezing cold air. many of us only leave our homes during the winter months if it is absolute-

“Elephants love playing

down Dr.

and shut down when winter hits," said Dr. Dave Barney, animal care

ter,"

he said.

Animals

that don't

diet tend to eat

change

their

more during

the

winter months.

The zoo's animal care

staff

does

take extra care of the outdoor ani-

mals by providing extra-bedding, including healed blankets for the lions to lay

on

in their caves, giv-

feed and making haven't water supplies frozen. Keepers also provide extra heaters for hundreds of the additional

tropical species.

Parrots are very sensitive to the

Dave Barney,

cold as they originate from the

care manager at the

ajiiaial

manager at the zoo. The zoo provides its 5,000 animals, which represent more than 460 species, with inside lodging where they stay for most of the

Metro Toronto Zoo

tropical rainforest regions of the

world.

them

Barney said it is important for animals that grow thicker coats during the winter months to receive enough exposure to the cold or their coats may not adjust

winter.

of the animals can’t take

the cold and stay indoors.” said

Barney.

He

in

the snow.”

"Many

mostly grass in in the win-

sure

way. the animals slow

to eat

summer and bark

ing

ly necessary. Animals at the Metro Toronto Zoo react the same

"Most of

“Deer tend the

said even though the animals

properly.

still obtain an adequate amount of exercise. "As long as the temperature is above freezing, we let the elephants roam around outside.” he said. "They love playing in the snow.” Several animals experience various physical changes when

Physical

are kept inside, they

changes are not the

only adjustments animals experi-

ence during winter. “Eating habits change with the seasons for many of the animals,” said Barney. The animals adapt to different sources of food that are readily available during different seasons.

Their sensitivity requires

to stay indoors.

Latter said

during this time many of the birds prepare for breeding. "We keep the birds stimulated throughout the winter months by

performing the Parrot Paradise Show and working on

Travelling

new routines for the summer performances,” she said. learning

Unlike the African Lion Safari, Zoo stays open seven days a week everyday of the year, with the exception of Christmas Day. "With the park less crowded during the winter season, the zoo is a great winter destination during the day or night.” said Barney. the Toronto

(Photo by Tara Ricker) Metro Toronto Zoo need extra loving during the cold winter season. The zoo is open daily expect Christmas Day.

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at the

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By PEGGY O’NEILL give out drugs to patients until they In the past

become

has

have been studicti thoroughly.” Dunington has never seen a doctor

10 years, the lumbar

on the lower back)

tattoo (a tattoo

increasingly

administer an epitiural through tattoo ink. but she has al.so never heard

popular

among young women. Many years ago. before

of anything going wrong after

tattoos

occupation.

However,

1 here

issue that

forefront

is

is ju.st

whether

are

no docutnented

also

cases of such a problem occurring in the past.

that

not

is

Chris

the case in today's .society.

An

has

it

been administcretl.

became popular, only prostitutes would get them in the lower back area which was a symbol of their

coming

to the

women

with

Tailor,

said

too

tattoos should receive an epidural

administered spine during childbirth.

into

receptionist

at

the

depends on where the

just

it

tat-

placed on the lower back.

is

knows ahead of time

the clictit

anesthetic

a

fora’s Tattoo, located in Kitchener,

If

that

she tnay get pregnant and want an epidural during childbinh, the

artist

canjrlace the tattoo specifically so

“Some to

do

doctors

it,

refuse

will

and others

you really want a tattoo in that you just need to find a doctor

"If

don’t

spot,

feel that

it

will

make a

who

will administer one.” he said. Tailor said an artist will almost

difference.” ' (Photo by Peggy O 'Neill) 19-year-olcl-woman shows off her trendy lumbar tattoo. Tattooing on the lower back is now being questioned because it could prevent a woman from having an epidural anesthetic during child birth.

Susan Dnningron,

A

anesthetic assistant •

Some

they inject the needle into an area

with tattoo ink, the hollow needle will entrap tissue fragments in their

The spine

made up of vertebrae

is

encase the spinal cord which holds spina! fluid. The epidural that

needle

is

injected

into

the

They believe

the

right

bore as they pass to deeper stioictures

fluid-fdled area.

and ultimately be deposited

ink could potentially go with

into the

always

spine.

it.

Susan Dunington. an anesthetic

assistant, .says the choice to ister the epidural

admin-

through a tattoo

is

ultimately up to the doctor.

“Some

doctors will refu.se to do

and others don’t

make

feel

that

it

it,

will

a difference,” Dunington said.

There

is

no

straight

answer as

to

whether there

danger because there hasn’t been enough research done on the subject. "There just hasn’t been a complete

is

a

real

investigation

as

getting

lumbar area that the possibility exists she won’t be able to have an epidural. experts say that since the

ink in the tattoo state,

skin,

is

not in a fluid

and has simply stained the there will be no repercus-

sions.

what

to

young woman

a

tell

a tattoo in the

Some

when

doctors believe that

it

will iK)t interfere with an epidural.

But

the proper testing

until

and remain

would happen or long-term reper-

research

cussions,” she said. "Doctors don’t

a question rather than a fact.

is

done,

will just

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And then there

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Since Pluto has been stripped of its planetary status, our solar system no longer consists of nine planets By BJ RICHMOND

pull itself into a

On Aug.

the

24.

Earth's population

universe

knew

it

shape of hydro-

equilibrium, which

static

must form a sphere by

as

means its

it

own

The final and most controversial condition is it must have cleared the neighbourhood around its orbit. Alan Stern, the principal investi-

changed

gravitational force.

drastically.

For those aged nine to 90 v/ho have been taught even the most basic astronomy, everything they knew about our solar system seem-

gator

with

NASA’s

(National

ingly changed overnight this past

Aeronautics

and

Space

summer. When the world went to sleep on Aug. 23 there were nine planets in our .solar system, however. when it woke up the next morning there were only eight.

Administration)

New

Horizons mis-

sion

said

the

Of

course,

all

would

name

that

redefining

lAU’s

According

first

Belt. “Pluto

NASA

for

its

own

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

reclassifying Pluto into the “dwarf

The lAU created when

the object

simultaneously

and

category

Bonnie

Buratti, a

the

NASA

Jet

planet's official status has been a

subject of controversy since

will act as a prototype

covery

in

been a

bit

it

Dr.

Although the general public seemed to believe Pluto's status was unexpected, the dwarf

for a yet-to-be-named category, con-

Pluto,

gravity to

the

they demoted

Kuiper

Propulsion Laboratory and a co-investigator on the New Horizons science team.

scientist,

planet” category.

Museums

col

the

senior research scientist

-

around the Sun. Secondly, the object must be mas-

enough

.said

It

senior research

as

was simply the first of thousands of objects that was found in the Kuiper belt beyond Neptune,”

what we call the objects is what we can learn from them that matters.”

space.

mu.st be in orbit

sive

known

at

in

is

which exist beyond Neptune and are

lAU went forward

with officially

a

Pluto-like

bodies

Dr. Bonnie Bnratti,

to the

condition

to reinstate Pluto as a

arbitrary

August, there are now three main conditions for an object to be called a planet.

The

lAU

swarm of

lectively

the

resolution

Neptunian

planet. Despite the objections, the

term “planet,” which has always lacked a clear definition.

the

urge the

astronomical

objects,

s

are

lAU's decision, as several online petitions have been started to

in

an

These

to

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caii

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objects

was stripped of status by the its planetary International Astronomical Union

body

Stem was not show resistance

ing of t

the only person to

still

Milky Way. However. Pluto, the

official

also

sist

objects.

smallest “planet.”

(lAU). Pluto’s demotion happened as a result of the lAU. which is the only

definition

orbits with asteroids.

physically w'ithin the confines of the

Pluto,

exclude Neptune, Jupiter, Mars and even Earth as planets because they all share their

nine of the objects

once knowm as planets are

to

its

dis-

1930. “Pluto has always

of a rogue,” said Mike

Hudson,

an

associate professor of the depart-

ment of phy.sics at the University of “Astronomers understand why it dropped in status,

Waterloo.

whereas the public may not realize it was done for just reasons.” Pluto, or 134340 Pluto, as it is

now

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it

actually

The discovery of

was

Eris

is

a

the

of your dreams,

building

So

of Earth will get their

ple

strongest argument for reclassify-

when

ing Pluto as a dwarf planet.

to the

dwarf

was not the first object discovered in the Milky Way that was thought to be the 0th planet. “The first a.steroid that was di,scovered, Ceres, was originally called a planet before it was reclassified as a minor planet.” The only difference between the

we do

not

demotions of Ceres and Pluto are that it took Pluto 62 years from its said

Pluto

has its

not

physically

classification

that important. “In

my

is

not

opinion, the

terminology of these objects

is

first

glimp.se of Pluto around July 2015, the spacecraft will be closest planet. “At this point

know what

Pluto looks like or

if

the surface of

it

is

active.”

Using a remote sensing package that includes imaging instruments and a radio science investigation

NASA

tool,

will be able to charac-

terize the global

phology

of

geology and mor-

The

Pluto.

New

Horizons mi,ssion will also photograph the surface of Pluto during stay in the vicinity of the tiny

its

object.

out

if

“We (NASA) hope

to find

there are volcanoes or gey-

on the surface,” said Buratti. added some of the objects the Kuiper Belt are debris which

sers

not a

Buratti

act as the building blocks of the

of all jobs

can learn from them that matters." Buratti said she believed Pluto

the information retrieved from the

to secure the job

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planet.

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or not, Buratti said there

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same.”

became

named,

officially

and planetariums around the globe have also begun to omit Pluto from some of their astronomical models; however, Hudson said there is no reason for any models of our solar system to change. “It’s not like it (Pluto) disappeared. Museum and planetarium models should stay the

big deal.

It's

arbitrary

the objects in space,

it

it

who

are

about our solar system.

make

On

your nerwork

now!

be taught to children the same way. “They’ll ju.st have to drop the P from the

acronym

I

suppo.se.”

will use

New

to the universe, like Pluto’s plane-

the other hand,

still

“We (NASA)

could

It

to

things confusing for them.”

basically

system.

learning

Hudson said he believes primary astronomy will

.solar

Horizons mission to learn the origins of how our solar system was foiTned.” Buratti said more drastic changes

sends the wrong message

schoolchildren

in

more about

tary .status change, can in the future’

stantly

be expected is a con-

“Astronomy

changing science

that

uncov-

new questions at every turn. The more we discover, the more will be

ers

changed, and tific

method

that’s

is all

what the scien-

about.”


News

War memorial recognizes ANDERSON SAMANTHA SAECHAO

By NATALIE and

Veterans'

Dammam ue

Hundreds of people watehed as a maslerpieee was uineiled Nov. 5 al Veterans' Clrcen in Waterloo.

The C'ity of Waterloo and the Canadian Veterans' Menu)rial Committee began veterans' week with a parade and the unveiling of the Canadian Veterans' Memorial, the first multi-dimensional work of art that eneompasses all of Canada's military history and all

who

those

served.

It represents every war in which Canadians have participated, from

past to present. "It's a

tremendous

effort

by a

of people." said Herb Bpp. ol

Waterloo,

who spoke

al

lot

mayor

local .soldiers, but

a visit

Europe

iv)

her husband.

Damman said at tlie ceremo"We returned home with a

ny.

sense of passion

that was overwhelming and contagious."

she

said

•She

her

atid

husbaiul

were met by unbridleil enthusiasm Irom everyone who listenetl to what they were trying to acctimplish. "Together as Canadians we have made our dream a reality here today."

Damman

said the

memorial rep-

resents the legacy of Canada's vet-

erans and soldiers.

"Your

stories will be oui' stories

tell."

she said. "The sacrifices

to

you've made and some that you continue to. shall never be forgot-

World Wars,

ten

the

other

Korean War. and wars,

including

Afghanistan."

He

across the sky to kick off the cere-

mony. which was MCd by Mike Edwards, president of the K-W in

we can

memorial

are Canada's

only hope that

shows

you

country feels

The

t(.)wards

you."

which took a year

statue,

to

“You are Canada’s heroes

and we can only hope memorial shows you the respect and admira-

this

attendance were repreCanadian Forces

your country towards you.” Kathryn Damman.

tion that

and members of various Royal Canadian Legions. James Bartleman. the Lt.-Gen. of

feels

chairperson of the Canadian

of the

The memorial was made possible

The chaiipcrson of

the

Canadian

members

who fought and served in the He said the response was

wars. over-

whelming and he received hundreds of photographs. “It became more than just a sculpture of buttons and badges," he said. "It became a sculpture of human emotions.” He said he spent days looking at tions that he

wanted

many emo-

to capture in

Veterans Memorial

one sculpture.

was designed and sculpted Thailand

100 figures of those who served and continue to serve our country. Murray-White, whose son is

him

serving

The create,

by Schmaltz

was

in a studio in

large

enough

for

to

do

the w'ork.

by the generosity of several individuals and organizations.

Before he went to Thailand, Schmalz a.sked people in the community to give him old black and

'

that

thanks.

represents every war Canadians have fought served.

the faces and found so

Ontario. Leighton Steinhoff, a vet-

Korean War. Renee Murray-White, a mother of a soldier in Afghanistan, and Timothy Schmalz. the monument's creator, were some of the people who gave greetings or said a few words of

rial

"It

was an honour and

a

phenom-

experience to create memorial," said Schmalz.

enal

Green in Waterloo, Nov. 5. The memoand contains more than 100 figures of those

at Veterans’ in

who

white pholo.s of family

sentatives of the

eran

(Photo by Natatie Anderson)

The Canadian Veterans’ Memorial was unveiled

the

respect and admiration that your

•Naval Association.

Also

You

or untold.

heroes and this

memorial also recognizes Canada's peacekeeping efforts around the world. Four B-Mitchell bombers Hew said the

Canadians

Kaihrvn

men and women from across Canada, have made in the two many

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to recogni/.e the saerifices that soldiers. not only

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"We walked the beaches of Juno and Dieivpe. fell the saml through our fingers and stopped to pay our respects to our comrades, brothers and frieni.ls who eternally rest over-

the cer-

emony. "They brought about this memorial on Veterans' Green Park

sacrifices of

13,

said the ivlea for the stat-

came during

ith

vv

Memorial.

SPOKE, November

the

statue

more than

contains

Afghanistan, spoke about her feelings of past and current wars and those affected. "1 stand before you as one of the newest conveyors of an old, proud in

and very quietly Canadian tradition of mothers who wait for their sons to come home from war." said Murray-White. "For over 200 years we have waited. We kept the candle lit. the light over the door, we've

"It is your example that my son and our troops strive to meet," she

sent our care packages, our prayers

past, present

and our love to our .sons and now our daughters who have chos.en to create peace by taking up arms." Thanks to technology, Murray-

White says the delivery time may be

faster,

but

like

thousands of she looks for a

mothers before her, few words from the front everyday. “Now 1 can appreciate how terribly difficult the.se times must have been for the mothers, wives and sweethearts (of

"My all

she said.

.soldiers),”

respect to you ladies.

this

You did

and more and with such

class.”

the veterans, Murray-White you are the beacon from the past that shines on the future.

To

said,

"You

said.

set

bar high.

the

our freedom, and earned the neverending appreciation of generations

“We,

as

and

to

come.

Canadians, believe in tolerance and choice

freedom, because you showed us they are worth fighting for.”

As

the statue

is

located aeross

from Wilfrid Laurier University, Datnman asked students and those in the

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— SPOKE, November 13, 2006

Conservatives reopen marriage debate The Prime Minister to review. Bill

The

looking to table a motion

is

freely.

support the Alter .several years of hot debate,

same-sex marriage issue Itad eooled sinee the passing of Bill C38, the Civil Marriages Act, last the

year.

Now,

it

looks to be getting

reheated.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have announeed that they will table a motion to reopen the same-sex

Redman,

Party ministers were told to

NDP

The proposed vote would

ship

convention

in

The motion would

eall

lor the

issue to be revisited with a free

vote in the Hou.sC of

Commons.

Bill C-38 was introduced last year by the Liberal government and passed by a 158-133 vote in the house, but only Liberal backbenchers were permitted to vote

it

marriage

keeps

in line

Andrew

MP

Telegdi. Liberal

Kitchener- Waterloo, said

it

for

would

“It

Stark.

development co-ordinator at

Liberal

leadership race

if

it

“Even those members of our cau-

was

Centre

MP

Karen

that the previous

felt

vote

that

it,”

the

she

a violation of the religious freedom of faith commuwish to recognize same-

where

area

the

community.

their religious practice”

In recent

who

weeks, religious leaders

opposed

sex marriage as part of

is in

are

David Giuiiano,

same-sex marriage have gathered on Parliament Hill to show their support for the reopen^

ingof

to

Bill

Uin}ed Church of Canada

Reverend

C-38.

When

believe

of

rnarriage

man

one

asked

that

said, a .strong majority

one

him support.

and

on

this issue

have shown

more support

“I've received far

Susan Stark, development co-

constituents

if their

shared their views, only Albrecht

woman.

ONTARIO COLLEGE STUDENTS*

such as ours, who

nities,

said.

include,s

said.

right to

than vote with their con.science,'' he

definition

feel

deny the

an(d

equal marriage would be

was undemocratic, since members of the Liberal cabinet were forced to vote with the government rather

not interested in reopening

.support the traditional def-

of marriage

rights

“To reopen the (debate

issue.

issue has been dealt with and are

inition

not an

same

ples should receive the

following through on a

is

Most Christian denominations same-sex marriage is immoral and violates a God-given

cus

revisited,” he said.

Kitchener

who

as

it

pre-election promise to revisit the

the religious

did not have a divisive effect

on the Liberal party when it was dealt with (last year) and would not have very much impact on the

support

Conservatives do have support

Foundation Christian School

race.

is

for Kitchener-Conestoga, said

One

with the scriptures.”

leader.

Susan

“This

.said.

as everyone else.”

"We

because

have no affect on the leadership

marriage debate.

a fellow Liberal, said she

definition of

2.

values,” she

of minority rights; same-sex cou-

MPs

Liberal

Harper

on

Montreal

The Conservatives could be looking to make things instantly difficult for the new Liberal Dec.

four

Harold Albrecht. Con.servative

support the traditional

“I

we have

32 years and

marriage, and the majority of Bloc

MP

place in early December, coinciding with the Liberal party's leader-

for

issue of family values but an issue

officially support

well.

successful.

take

The

man

children, so those are our family

same-.sex

and

did not think the motion would be

bill.

marriage

face lough opposition.

will

C-38, the Civil Marriages Act.

The Tories are hoping to restore the traditional definition of marriage by following through on a pre-election promise to revisit the issue By CHRISTOPHER MILLS

Tories' effort to restore the

traditional definition of

than even

thought

I

1

ordinator at Foundation Christian

initially

School

never formally asked for people's

Winterbourne, Ont., sdid

in

would.” he said.

"I've

the same-sex marriage legislation

opinions,

never should have been passed

over 100 letters and notes from people asking me to defend a traditional definition of marriage, and less than 10 who support the new

the

WIN:

fir.st

in

place.

“This

is

not an issue of

but

received

I’ve

well

definition.”

family values but an

Both Redman and Telegdi said on the

issue of minority rights;

their constituents are split

same-sex couples should

issue, with a slim majority support-

ing same-.sex maiTiage.

receive the

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as everyone

rights

“My

Karen Redman, Kitchener Centre

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because

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with the scriptures,” she said.

Stark said most mainstream

gions are united

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who

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slim

of

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they

lifestyle

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part of

and part-time day students

in

the

of

faith

Albrecht and Telegdi had clear “I have not changed my position on same-sex marriage and would vote against the repeal of the Civil Marriage Act." Telegdi 1

campaigned on. and continue

support a traditional definition of

marriage.” Albrecht said.

Redman expressed

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the view of scores of groups and individuals who gave evidence and made submissions and in the end agreed to pass a law that allows same-.sex couples to

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many.” he said. Not surprisingly, Redman shared Tclegdi’s view. She said this is why Canadians have elected officials to represent them.

"The problem with allowing

the

majority to vote on minority rights

said. "I

is

“The elected representatives of Canadian people debated and examined the i.ssuc, took into con-

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gious practice.” he said.

postsecondary programs

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She thinks a

issue.

“To reopen the debate and deny the right to equal marriage would

to

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Telegdi said a referendum on the issue

to.

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not rellective of her.

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be a violation of the religious free-

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the Church's moderator,

personal stances on the issue.

BETWEEN NOVEMBER

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on the issue. “(The same-sex marriage issue) is something that affects what our country has become and what it

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support gay marriage,” she said.

remember, they

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referendum should be held to give each Canadian his or her own say

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and our caucus,” Redman said. "There seems to be a divided view

MP

support the traditional defini-

“I

tion of marriage

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constituency

of Canadians’ points of view as well as the House of Commons

else.”

her

own

val-

ues, but said those values are not for everyone.

"I've been married to the

same

you get no changes,” she whites had voted on whether blacks should get civil rights, we might still have slavery. If there had been a referendum on women getting the vote, it might is

that

said.

"If

never have happened.”


1

News A new in .luly

There

many ways

lire

pregnancy. But they

to prevent

effect

with

start

all

Some

"Do

control options arc

birth

some

including the prevention of

Mary

cancers, said

nurse

tered

with

Hall, a regis-

Region of

the

The

most

common hormonal

contraceptives are the birth control

contraceptive

pill,

patch and the

vaginal contraceptive ring.

They have many similar

of breakthrough

benefits

and side-effects. All help reduce the risk against

edges.” said Hall.

A

bleeding,

there

not take breaks from pills,

no need

is

better

patch, also

it

is

women

for

remember

ble,

known

as Lvra.

who

to take the pill,

is

It

The patch

is

similar

the buttocks,

is

because

It

to

is

it

gets

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is

easiest

method and

tliehards.”

is

not

be removed during intercourse.

is they mimic the hormones already in your body. This means there is no need to stop taking them even if you are not

contraceptives

"The

around the

the dreaded

trip to

store to buy a pregnancy test.

.sex.

pills

do not have any type of

increased vaginal discharge.

carry-over effect,” said Hall.

control

Another form ol hormonal birth is Depo-Provera, commonly known as Depo. It is also 99 per

tives

cent effective

who

It

the drug-

is

three

given as a shot once every

months.

However.

Depo

increases the risk of osteoporosis.

However, hormonal contracepdo not protect against sexual-

ly

transmitted diseases, said Hall, stressed students to use "con-

dotns,

condoms, condoms.” means safer sex,”

“.Safe sex

Hall.

unwanted pregnancy, cancer of the cervix and uterus, ovarian cysts and

benign breast disease.

They can

also help with

more

reg-

and consistent periods. PMS symptoms such as cramps, and acne.

ular

minor

Although include

side-effects

tenderness,

breast

moodi-

headaches and breakthrough bleeding (bleeding between periods), these usually disappear ness. nausea,

months of use. sudden headaches, the leg or abdomen,

after the first three

Severe

or

severe pain in

of vision or eye

loss

problems,

severe cbest pains and shortness of breath are not

common

side-effects.

Anyone who experiences any of these symptoms should go to the emergency department. All three forms of birth control are 99 per cent effective when used as directed.

But beware, certain types of medications can decrease the effective-

ness of birth control. Dr.

Andrea Lobo,

Community Health

of House Services in

Toronto, said antibiotics, anticonvulsants, sedatives and antacids can

decrease effectiveness. "Women should always consult their physicians before using other

medications

in

conjunction with

contraceptives."

Also, they

all

run on a 28-day

means you are taking hormones for 2 days and are

cycle which the

1

which time' you should get your period. The pill, the patch and the ring do

off for seven days, at

have some things that are unique to themselves and each is used in a different way.

The pill is taken orally once a day around the same time for 2 days. This is not a great option for the absent-minded. "The most important pills are the first and last because if you miss 1

one of those you have gone eight days without protection," said Hall.

The

pill is

to help

Conestoga

Pride

more often prescribed

with acne in comparison to

two types. hormonal birth control can help acne but some are more mar-

the other

'All

keted for

it,"

wlLL be watchliA,0 a movie WerfiA-esday,

said Hall.

froiM.

Alesse and Orthro-Tricyclen are low-dose birth control pills often prescribed to

women who want

‘^:

November

00~&:00

to

go on birth control and have some

iliiti m’litrii ji

acne problems. In

many

instances

women

showed signs of improvement in their acne after six months of use. commonly Another problem related to the pill is

bleeding.

breakthrough

For

Room

with a

very few people Icif on Depo,” said Hall. “Just the last few

having

With proper use of hormonal birth control you can prevent

t)Ut

should be your

option of birth control, said Hall.

Side-effects associated with the

(Photo by Jenn Sprach)

it

Another thing about hormonal

inserted into the vagina for 2

a discreet

came

that

"We have

non-latex plastic ring. is

last

ring include vaginal discomfort and

should not be

linly

irrita-

applied.

big

a

worn on the breasts. A new patch is applied once a week for three weeks and then no patch is worn for one week. "The biggest complaint with the patch

is

warning saying

worn on

to

abdomen, upper torso It

there can be skin the patch

days and removed for seven days.

can't

only applied once a week.

square Band-Aid and

2006

Health C’anada

which the others do

method is the ring called NuvaKing, which is a flexi-

body," said Hall.

The

is

where

The

your

to cleanse

side-effect

not have tion

or upper outer arm.

Waterloo Public Health Unit.

was released

Linessa,

to help with the side-

said Lobo.

one thing: education.

more common than others, but all hormonal contraceptives must be prescribed by a physician. Hormonal contraceptives can also be beneficial in other ways,

pill,

2006

13,

begins with education

Birth control By JENN SPRACH

SPOKE, November

rsimiiiiiiSi

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cure

SARAH JAYNES

infected with a

Scientists are a step closer to a

of blindness and a bacteria

is

as

STD.

per cent of

50

to

dia trachomatis.

Janet

because DNA knowledge was minimal and there weren't enough resources to keep going with the project ” said Janet Hundt, a microbiologist at Grand River hospital who has analyzed many samples from patients who have been

an infection of the eyes that can

cycles.

women. The

“Chlamydia can be treated with however, there are

According to Hundt, chlamydia caused during oral, anal or is

antibiotics,

vaginal sexual contact with a per-

stem from the bacteria before you have been fully treated,” said Hundt. Some of these issues include infection of the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries in women, and pelvic inflammatory disease in both men and women. Chlamydia can cause long-temi damage to a woman’s reproductive organs and

son

toms whatsoever.”

"Research for the vaccine was put on the back burner 25 years ago

ing during sex and, tor women, menstrual between bleeding

infertility in

cause blindness.

women infected with the STD will have no symp-

chlamy-

who

is

affected with the bac-

teria.

“Unfortunately, 50 to 75 per cent men and women infected with

Hiinclt,

of inicrohialogist.

the

Grand Ri\ ’er hosptial

STD

will

have no symptoms

whatsoever,” said Hundt. If there are

detected

Bacteria cause the sexually trans-

mitted disea,se chlamydia, which can cause pelvic inlJammatory dis-

chlamydia

bacteria can also cause trachoma,

ease and

75 men and

“Unfortunately,

common STD.

known

common

for the

vaccine against bacteria that causes one of the world’s leading causes

The

News

— SPOKE, November 13, 2006

symptoms

they

usually

that

can be of

consist

abnormal discharge, painful urination, lower abdominal pain, bleed-

other serious health issues that can

cause

infertility.

If

chlamydia

woman

infect.s a

during pregnane

good risk of miscarrying. For men, chlamydia can cause

there

a

is

and “There are at least one or two people who come into the clinic every week who are tested and diagnosed with chlamydia,” said Riza Williams, who works at the Sexual Health Clinic in Waterloo. The most severe cases of chlamyblindness. will cause dia “Blindness is most common in infection within the testicles infertility.

where

under-privileged countries safe sex

not promoted and

is

antilji-

always offered or seen option financially,” said

otics are not

an

as

Hundt.

“There have been researchers

the learning Peer Services

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working on

commons

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vaccine

this

since the ’70s.

Writing Services

around

all

who have been

the world

would be

It

a huge step in preventing HIV and the spread of STDs.” Hundt

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Researchers have been conducting tests with different antibodies

and

in test tubes,

will

soon move

onto animal testing to see whether or not the vaccine will work on

humans.

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Course

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people are infected’ with worldwide. bacteria this costing is Chlamydia alone million

Canadians more than $2 billion a year to treat with antibiotics. Ninety million people are infected with chlamydia worldwide and four or five million

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week

of October 2

meet each week until the week of December 4 (based upon attendance). Please note that this schedule Is subject to change. schedule aims to accommodate as many students as possible, but is unable to meet ail needs.

unless otherwise indicated and

new

cases are

being discovered each year. is a growing issue, concern for people who are not being safe when engaging in sexual acts,” said Hundt.

“Chlamydia

and a

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proteins

have killed all 15 strains of the bacteria, which means that so far the vaccine is killing chlamydia in a test lube. However, scicnlisls are not sure whether or not this will work when given to humans. “There have been researchers all around the world who have been

It

real

may be many

years until a vac-

ever, there are

in Canada, howmore advancements

being made

research every day.

cine

is

introduced in

was a vaccine would be a godsend

“If there

c

duced vent

it

all

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is

introto pre-

the infection in the world.

so

much

right now,” said

Williams.

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CoroiECl

to prevent

STDs

is

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2006

— Page 19

Social anxiety a growing concern By

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probably affected someone you know.

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at

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about the giver and the

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Shannon

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are so opposite, what

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2006

13,

Finding the right stuffing

for holiday

stockings By BECKY SHARPE

people want something more

If

practical

How be

to

came

('hristmas stockings

of the leslivc holiday

a part

makes

an

inicresling

tale.

According to www.allthingschristmas.com. a wicked nobleman spcnl all his money on his own plcasurcThe death ol his wife

lillcd items.

allowed him to do this without any compassion or thought to the needs his daughters.

ol

his daughters with

Icit

for life

no money

marriage and thus destined to a of spinsterhood.

A as

His foolishness

man whom we

kind

best

know

Nicholas heard of the daughmisfortune and ventured to the

.St.

ters'

house to aid them. St. Nicholas wished to remain anonymous so he rode by the nobleman’s house in a sleigh pulled by a white horse. While passing the house he threw three small sacks tilled with gold coins up onto the roof of the nobleman’s house and the coins all fell down the chimney. Fortunately, the coins landed in the daughters' stockings, which had been hung to dry above the fireplace. The daughters were now able to be married and. like all great stories. they lived happily ever after. girls'

Today we don't often receive money in our stockings, but we do receive

from (Photo by Becky Sharpe)

Almost anything can make a great stocking just your stocking warm.

What In a

world

full

is

Once you do come

that person,

who

Summer McPhee

each and differences. Friends don't have to be exactly

a

same. The secret to a successful is

similarities

expand on accept each

not only to

but

to

You

feel

you have a mutual understanding. You can talk until 4 a.m. about a topic you thought no one else in the world could possibly understand.

A

real friendship involves caring

one another, a see one another succeed

desire to in all

same. The

secret to a successful

A

areas of

for

is

sincere and

willing to sacrifice.

A

friendship

expand on to

is

not only to

similarities but

accept each other’s imperfections.

During that time you share your feelings and thoughts without

liv«s,

A

true friend

and

is

sincere

A

willing to sacrifice.

friendship involves doing

something for someone else and expecting nothing

friendship

you work

ing in return.

Friendships

They console and comfort us during difficult times. They are the one

free and they're not perfect.

who

have

helps you see the truth, even

if

hurts.

Friends love unconditionally. Real friends forgive one another

Friends can be forever, but only

I

to

keep aren’t

it

that

if

way.

maintenance

don’t expect a true friend to all

of these qualities, but

if

S.f-

S.'i

and

you have

If

who would

a

relative or friend

pamper themand gleam then

prefer to

selves. smell nice

Body

the

.Shop

may

be a better

choice.

“You need

to

be careful buying

Body Shop more templing to buy things for yourself then to buy Idr someone else.” said Shannon, an employee al the Body Shop in Fairview Park Mall, who did not want to give her last name. "Mini bath and shower sets are a great stocking stui'fcr and are excellent for making your body and hair smell like Christmas.” she said. "Our most popular scents are gingerbread, apple cinnamon and friends gifts from the it's

'holly-day' berry.”

Getting

stocking

a

stuffer

someone doesn't have fun,

it

for

be only can be useful for winter, she to

said.

“Lip butlers and body moisturizand heal winter-burned dry skin and lips," said Shannon. "Lip butters come in both male and female fiavours and ers will help protect

are $8 each

and they do

last

a long

time.”

Xcetera in Fair view Park Mall, says guys looking for a sluffer for their sister, mother, grandmother or girlfriend can find something sim-

You can also make someone’s Christmas holiday memorable. The

ple and sweet.

Mall,

“The

hottest items

we have

are

bracelets and watches,’’ said Fox.

“They’re

practical,

small

and

affordable.”

Channs arc another hot item for young ladies who want to spruce up

is

and purses, she

looking

for,” said

said.

Ornament Express, ed outside the Bay

currently locat-

Fairview Park vender to check out. This little booth sells nothing but ornaments that you can have personalized for free after purchase. The ornaments range from is

in

a great

holiday designs such as wreaths and candy canes to hearts,

pretty

Fox.

bears, cals and more.

small, $8 for a

loved one likes best.”

stocking stuffer. arc

all

well

and good for ladies of all ages, but what do you get for people who

Memie Ramey, an employee at Coles Bookstore in Fairview Park Mall, thinks people buying for .someone who likes trinkets and a humour item is likely to find something suitable

at

Coles.

“We

have tons of mini boxed items for people to enjoy," said Ramey. “The items consist of planting your own bonsai tree,

you can trust someone with your heart and all your deepest secrets,

kits

the rest just falls into place.

easily

mini facials, puzzles, mini cookie

and fit

tiny joke

books

that will

into your stocking.”

.$4

prices for

a

medium and S14

candy and chocolate.

Charms and jewelry

The

from

"You can get metal or a crystal charm depending on what your

like less sparkly accessories'?

in return.

are

up."

and up for a large. Perhaps the best

doing something for someone else and expecting noth-

it

Ramey. “Mini box kits $10 and mini calendars are said

the buyer

the next day.

it

is

involves

certainly affordable for students."

who

will hear

saitl.

“Most of the items we have arc

range anywhere

share

(he

al

caleiulars

character themes or

nature photos, she

just

“The charms we have here range from .$7-S20 depending on what

life.

true friend

However being original is difficult. What can you stuff a slocking with that someone can use or enjoy'? Angela Fox, the manager at

tiilferent

mini

their cellphones

to

comfortable together and

and concern

exactly the

to

our

and candy as gifts friends and family.

have

You need to be your secrets with someone, without worrying about able

fear of being judged.

other's imperfections.

Friends doiYt have to be

necessary

a true friendship.

to build

to figure out

is

Trust and loyalty are essential to

Opinion

other's similarities

ndship

made. have a healthy relationship because if you always agree on everything, someone isn't being true to themselves.

across

Real friendships don't just hap-

— time

keep more than

for the mistakes they have

Arguing

hard

has the qualities

pen. they take time

pet. They’ll

a true friend?

is

you were looking for in a true friend, you should hold on to him or her with both hands.

memories and

even a Christmas

of disloyalty and

phoniness a genuine friend to find.

stutter,

toys

with

they can use

that

they

office

gift It’s

of

all

is

a perfect

The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

in

Fairview Park Mall spe-

candy and and Rob Bentley are the owners of the shop and suggest a chocolate treat to outdo everyone else. “Everyone loves chocolate and everyone loves Santa, so why not give them a chocolate Santa.” said cializes in all sorts of

chocolate.

Rob ting

Lorraine

Bentley. "We’ll likely be get-

snowmen

too, so there’s

some-

thing for everyone.” 1 could tell you to one particular item, everything is just .so good I can’t even gel enough of it,” said Lon aine Bentley.

"I

buy

don't think

just


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The good, the bad ^

and the

popular

just plain

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just plain

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movies."

like

I

said

The Jess

Yabsicy, a shift leader at the store.

love Sonic, then

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rent-

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was

expecting.”

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leader ’/

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the most dedicated.

area.

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Schoch; guitarists Rob Falconer and Mike Rideout; bassist Ryan Miller; and drummer Eric Philips has played their

shows

share of live

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and benefit

charity

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hit,

this year," said

Unity Jam 2006

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was just something Ibr the kids to do in the summer, basically." said Schoch of the benefit of "It

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night,

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News of

November

2006

15.

Libra

Aries March ;

-Mi”-

'

2

September 23 October 22

-

1

April 19

.

You know wluU you

and what you don't and you've never been the type to hide that fact. Hold your tongue Aries and think as witty before you speak

remarks

may

get

about

you

your opinions

state

a Libra

you tend

of depression

others and with

you'll need aetivity to keep you happy. Surround your-

20

Sharpen your skates and tape up your sticks, women's extramural hockey is getting ready to start another busy tournament season. The team has been working hard, preparing

October 23

November Holding you tongue hasn't been problem for you Taurus as you aren't fond of pushing your opinions on others. You may need to shake that habit as someone who ean't stand up for themselves will

need you to step up for them.

their

first

Since mid-October the team has

-

been practising together. There arc

21

many new

Like a hunter stocking

its

prey,

observation has always been your

You have the ability to sense what others are thinking and can usually predict the outcome of situations. Be observant Scorpio, don't let little things slip by you. skill.

faces this year, but the

players

are

optimistic

about the infusion of new, young talent.

“Th'e turnout and the skill level in the girls this year

is

and last year's captain. "1 think we have a really good chance at winning a tournament this year with this

amazing," said

Randell Cramp, a four-year veteran

lineup.

more than because

would like nothing win one, especially

1

to

it's

my

last

year (on the

to end,

the C'ondors

team).”

From end

tourna-

to win.

returning

a

for

ment at the end of November. They only have one goal this year:

Scorpio

May

-

than

winter weather

eoming

Taurus April 20

to fall into a

easier

ADAM BLACK

By

self with excitement.

into trouble.

2006

— Page 23

-

like

As

13,

Women’s hockey team set to lay the smack down

,OPE IVee/c

SPOKE, November

defensive turning

they not

made hard to

mention

away many shooters on

breakaway. Veteran Laura Cirubb thinks year’s

than

look like they have the speed and endurance that coidd break most opponents. Working hard on breaking out from the neutral zone on two-on-oncs and thrcc-ononcs, not to mention defensive zone turnovers, the team looks like it’s aching to play its first game. The two netminders, Tara Davidson and Liz Baverstock, both look to be in great shape. During

drills

look easy,

saves

it

team looks a whole did

lot

the

this

better

last year.

“Everyone has great si')irit and commitment towards the team," said Grubb.

“We

have come so close to wintournaments the past few years, it would be really nice to ning

come home

with

some gold

this

year.”

The women's extramural hockey team practises Tuesdays from 3:30 4:30 p.m. They play tournament Nov. 24 to

in their first at

Humber

College.

Gemini May

E

21 -June 21

December 2

Communication is one of your You are able to say exactly what you mean and strongest skills.

arc witty enough, to say

it

when

you want. Be cautious Gemini, as always saying what you want could end up causing damage.

For someone with clear thinkyou don't consider the consequences of your actions. You act, ing

especially

you care

when you

-

someone

is

Cancer June 22

or

wronged, but you don't always realize the outcome. Sagittarius, think before you do. for

Capricorn December 22

July 22

(photo by

GoaltenderTara Davidson stops a point shot

at

Adam

Black)

a women’s extramural hockey practice.

-

January 19

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Dropping Out what you

You. too, are a hard worker, but

want in life but are upset when your work isn't recognized. You

you work too hard. You always want to be prepared just in case. Capricorn, you need to relax and have a little fun. While you're

You work hard

hogging

hate

for

spotlight

the

Cancer, but every now- and then a little praise goes a long way. -Be a hog.

it

prepping for those just-in-ca.se

moments,

won't hurt.

life will

pass you by.

Aquarius January 20

-

February 18 by those who are uncompassionate and derive pleasure from others' pain. Don't

You

are put off

be so quick to point the rude

fin-

ger Leo. as you have the habit of putting people in their place, usually

of low esteem, and never

them forget

let

it.

Virgo

Much

like the Phantom of the you too wear a mask ^Plen it comes to your emotions. A lot is going on underneath the calm exterior you let society see

it

out,

it's

only going

the longer

you keep

it

February 19

-

March 20

^^ra,

to hurt

Pisces

if-S/Cy

August 23 September 22

but don't wish to share. Virgo,

Your opinions mean a lot to you and you're rarely persuaded from them. Many people accept the world as it is or try and make it better. You, Aquarius, wish to construct a world that corresponds to your visions. Be cautious, change isn't always good.

let

more

inside.

Tiffany

Even though you make friends you do have a few enemies who. without your knowledge, may one day become acquaintances. Be wary Pisces but remember the old saying: keep

easily

your friends close and your enemies closer.

McCormick

is

a third-year

journalism student holding fate in the palm of her hand.

don't want to be here!" Many students, exhausted by workload, discouraged by borderline marks or unsure of program choice consider leaving college. Counsellors see many students who want out and hope to return later. But is "out there" any better? Quitting d(^s not solve a financial shortfall or make the course work any easier the next "I

time.

Leaving causes other problems. A sudden void is created in the student's life. Jobs are is lost with school friends who form a natural community of support. Returning to school seems a monumental task.

elusive. Contact

message. Rather, know the costs and consider all alternatives carefully. Consider options other than withdrawal from a program; Find out more about your program and the variety of possible jobs you can seek through resources such as faculty and Career Services located in the Student Client

This

is

not a "carry on at

all costs'*

Services Building.

Drop a course which is salvageable and pick it up later. Consult your instructor before conceding defeat. Pick up a failed course through Continuing Education evening or summer classes. Discuss partial load with the program chair. Better to save a few than lose all. Apply for Peer Tutoring. The cost to the student is minimal and it works. Considering transferring to another program within your school. Communicate with a peer or faculty with whom you are having difficulty. Ask for help from faculty or classmates. Seek temporary shelter if home has become uptenable. Community resources are listed in

Student Services.

See your doctor. A sudden

decline

Take off a day or two to deal an absence now and then.

in

energy

may

with personal issues

indicate if

a treatable

illness.

necessary. Everyone

is

entitled to

These and many other solutions have been explored by students with a counsellor. We are here to listen and help when you have run out of ideas. Most find they can get througl with some support or leave if necessary with a plan for completing their education.

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