New wonders Global
achievements the world.
gold? at the pumps has students
Conestoga grad a radio
91.5 The Beat’s Mike Farwell says experience at Conestoga was ‘fantastic.’
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
scrambling and questioning increase.
rates the greatest
— No. 9
CSI VP says second
Timmy’s still a no-go BRANDON WALKER
Jackson reiterated that he was reluctant to
Although the college has added the possibility of expanding the Tim Hortons to the agenda of a proposed meeting with the student union, it's still not going to happen, said
(Photo by Tiffany McCormick)
Conestoga Walk’s Safe
“But the answer
to be resolved involving the
Student Life Centre. for
for the college,” he said. “Security
“I spent three years in the traffic
the supervisor of safety and
division on a motorcycle, investi-
gating motor vehicle collisions,” he
academic community. (You) develop the skills you need to serve the college community, namely the
security services, effective .
He was one of an undisclosed number of applicants vying for the
process started on Jan. 16. services
for five of those
charge of health and safety
more than 30
college, will oversee
They include a
Tribe had such
health and safety
and blood typing.
security staff, 16 contract security
services exists in the support of the
duties as crime scene investigation
He had been doing
13 years on the
Tribe has been working for security
including 30 years on the Brantford city police force.
John Tribe has been
familiar face in security servic-
es at the college has a
a lot of investigative at all levels,
job on an interim basis since the
policy and procedures, and multi-
very safe and secure environment,”
was vacated by Robert
cultural training,” said Tribe. “That
brings the ability to liaison with
remain proactive stays that way.”
break through glass ceiling
by saying he was confused expanding the Tim Hortons even on the agenda since the dent union already rejected the posal in August. “Unless there is something to propose we are hesitant to cuss the proposal as
At a time when having a female U.S. president
not the glass
Conestoga College's own associate
breaking through the glass ceiling all her life. “I also went into the
vice-president of the school of
and media studies and career and academics, Catherine Koch. Being in the education profession for nearly
are leaping over the
20 years, Koch has held
position since her
a glass ceiling.”
be stubborn. “Think
She has been with Conestoga for five years, where she started as the of business.
chair of the school
Dinning said Conestoga Students still hasn't responded with its position on the relationship or on
The college the bar/bistro
students and certainly for myself.”
in at the
kind of unfair for them to
Continued on Page 2
feels oversight over
a core issue.
we when we can
discuss the other
know what why we
the relationship is? That's
(the college) took a step back and need to start over to facilitate an agreement on the issues," Dinning said.
said without even a reason-
able basis of oversight, there
place to start negotiating from.
“We're willing negotiate
sight, but the principle is
terms of the over-
think most people
Hortons (especially since) there’s lots of room in the college for another Timmy's. And, just by
space was ready, the student asso-
a longer counter,
Jackson said settled
ciation might be able to run a
think the college needs a second
events in that space.
Timmy’s (instead)," Jackson said. In December, Conestoga
However, the chance of that getend of the semester is getting slimmer and
the profit to student bursaries and
in post-secondary institutions. However, the times are beginning
high standards. “I have always set high standards for
was consistent with how
President John Tibbits said the col-
“When I got here there weren’t that many chairs who were women,” also the
She also said to be very focused on being true to yourself and have
under-represented and hold fewer senior positions among professors
would facilitate discussion." The student association's proposals removed all forms of college
hour and asked
However, Koch said she has been
Ontario universities and
places around the world, including in
obtain a senior position within the
ing to the top of the academic pro-
student association's) position on the relationship before we met. We
want to get across is when we did the referendum we asked the students if they wanted a convenience store and they said yes. I have correspondence from
closer than ever,
Rodham Clinton woman breaking
between the two
store, but then they
campus. “The point
said the student union does
Vice-president of student affairs
negotiations are done and that that
plan,” Jackson wrote.
the college saying they support the
By BJ RICHMOND
of our business and strategic
Student union president Matt Jackson responded to the college
guards and 12 Walk Safe personnel.
responded to the student association's proposals by sending its position on college oversight and
be an effective liaison
negotiate the three agreements that
bar/bistro, the retail space
"All I want is some written documentation from the college to protect our students. Put it down on paper, what they're proposing, then we’ll talk about it. If we went in with nothing in writing, it’ll put the next president (Roxie
the police forces and agencies that
for the Student Life Centre.
Stanciu) in the
the student association's proposals
After months of written correspondence between the college and the student union, the two groups still haven’t set up a meeting to
without his career at Conestoga, Tribe has a long history
expansion),” said Roxie Stanciu.
the college has to say about (the
Second-year police foundation student, Jason Kalanda, and first-year paramedic student, Amber Verhoever, head out on a nightly patrol for Walk Safe. The service is provided by security services for anyone who wants company walking to residence, their car or houses in the area. It operates Monday to Thursday from 6:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m.
Conestoga Students “We’re willing to
meet with the college
because they haven't responded to
willing to give
the student associa-
agreed to expand
ting resolved before the
"But it wouldn't be possible to open (the bar/bistro) during the day (before September)," Jackson said.
deep thoughts Conestoga College
questions answered by
What’s the least school-related thing you Ve spent your OSAP on 7
(Photo by Jessica
work for student
plows for his dad s company T.C. Jeremy Chaves, an electrical apprenticeship student, weather has been difficult, as plowers are on call Maintenance, in his spare time. He said the recent school. snowfall. Often Chaves goes right from plowing to so they have to work whenever there’s a
Great opportunities for students at on-campus job fair
on a 6
R y LEANNE MOUNTFORD
As. summer is fast approaching and graduation for some students is around the corner, it s time to get those resumes handed out and find
“A car that
was a piece
Kevin Arnold, first-year
attending the fair in advance, said
a job. 21 and 22. Conestoga
College’s Doon campus will be hosting its on-campus job fair in the E-wing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This job fair is focused on employers who have summer, graduate or co-op opportunities available, said
Mary Wright, man-
ager of co-op and career services
have two kids at home, so maybe overdo it on clothes
Conestoga College. There will be more than 30 employers each day, she added. Students are encouraged to check online and research the companies
them," she said.
important to research the
companies in advance so students are aware of the positions being promoted and they need to know about the companies so they can ask appropriate questions, she said. Wright said she would suggest that students dress a little bit
found on the college homepage under current students then career services and on-campus job fair. “We certainly encourage stu-
businesslike and bring their resume with them so they have a copy to
dents to connect with (the career
check have an
Times are changing
Career services can definitely
employer guide book
assist students with
advance, she added.
tive to the issue.
wouldn’t say that there
10 out of 24 Ontario col-
radio broadi asting
lop eight posi-
progress has been made over the past 10 years, as 10 of the 16 directors at the school are now female.
including the president, who make salaries of $100,000 or more, nine
of them are
Tibbits said the ratio
Nicole Kiera, first-year
sure they are sensi-
more female academia
personnel as well.
article in 1
Record on Jan. 30 stated Wilfrid its
education,” said Tibbits.
examined the issue with a survey they conducted in 2002, which
have to hire a woman.” Tibbits added although the col-
the organization." filling
position at the college, a search
committee, consisting of faculty, management and support staff, is formed to make the appointment.
ment. The survey also discovered
experience and education.
both government and industry are
Since it was founded in 1967. Conestoga College has never had a
did in the past.” He said any organization always
entering the workforce and
Candidates for the position typically are internal and move up the ladder from the chair level based on
ing to the top of several industries is a result of more women obtaining post-secondary educations.
ing a balanced administration.
concluded that women often view academia as a pressured environ-
workplace as well.
has to be aware of the issue of hav-
don't see major barriers for in
change more and more
and there are a lot of women who can be promoted higher up within
other institutions, is
breaking new ground for
including organizations Being
staying there. “Women have different expectations than in the past,
dean out of eight. unusual for a Canadian university,
Tibbits said he believes there are
universities have taken a
male side even 10 years ago. “We are certainly doing better than we
are trending to
Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!
worked their way through the system to top-tiered jobs in their pro-
2005, 41 per cent of faculty
not have a
ly try to
policy here. First and foremost, we hire the best possible candidate for
were women, which reflects that more women have been attending universities and colleges, and have
was only one John said Tibbits, president of Conestoga in
“Implants, but I’m not
their gender, they certain-
Continued from Page 1 Koch is far from being alone when it comes to women being
The reason women
“There are a higher percentage ot women now pursuing advanced studies and getting higher levels of
"Certainly there are
this college ty
president, either here or
elsewhere,” said Tibbits.
Koch, she said she hopes moving up the chain
here at Conestoga. “We would just have to get Dr. Tibbits to retire first,”
she said jokingly.
consumers could do now is panic buy in anticipation of an all out
ridiculous based on what he has far.
recent rise in
prices has caused annoyance, aggravation and financial hard-
The Feb. thing
unable to according
troubles began on Feb. 15 a
Petro-Canada’s website said is only temporary,
(Photo by Amy Meadows)
early childhood education, stu*
# « *
be resolved but
the region continue to close after a
Nanticoke refinery on Feb. 15. This Petro-Canada at the corner of Ottawa and Straburg in Kitchener ran empty.
costs and supplies will have to
could take a
lot longer. “It
of will have
The high dent
Ivan, who would not give his last name, works at the Sunoco garage at the corner of University and
for Imperial Oil Ltd.,
tremendous people went out and a
unreasonable.” (Photo by Amy Meadows)
in two months, gas prices were around the 79 cents a litre mark. Now. for those stations
Canada from the U.S. via the Great Lakes. Before the fire, which was the second one at an Imperial refin-
ficult for ships to transport fuel to
but no one
The CN Rail to blame and
recent cold snap has
18,000 barrels of fuel a
fire was put out in about two hours but halted business from
Nanticoke, Out. refinery.
15 fire isn't the only
and short supplies.
— Page 3
Esso stations the most, but locally, Shell, Petro-Canada and other stations have taped up their pumps and closed their .doors
Conestoga College students living on a ship
Panic at the Bv AMY MEADOWS
the worst thing
said the idea that
“I’m annoyed people are acting like anyone who is buying gas
panic buying,” said Ivan. “They are just buying the gas they would have at any other is
with supplies, the average price 102.9 cents a litre, a hike that leaving a hole
The shortage was
said to affect
nursing student, said the cost
very high, but explained she
fortunate as the college and her
employment are close to where she lives, limiting the amount of time she has to use her place of
had to drive to and from would be a very differ-
ent story.” she said.
Conestoga grad goes big at the
By VANESSA BUTLER
or an editor,
his listeners' as
work with here at some of the most talented and amazing people in the industry I've ever worked with. If I
graduate of Conestoga's radio and
program is hit music The Beat, where he has
television broadcasting the
station, 91 .5
number of small
to the office it’s
he said. of paperwork, a lot
of phone calls to answer and emails to return, and in between I try to find
time to get on the air and do
the performance side of
Farwell said his inspiration for entering the business- was an old
Farwell said the station mainly
going on all the time, you’re constantly barraged with information and requests. People are pulling
a million different direc-
sometimes it’s hard to stop spinning around from all those tions;
end of the day
Farwell said there that
not a thing
demanding industry. It is extremely demanding on your time and personal
can be stressful
get to you, but really
Cincinnati. “I wanted to be a cool DJ," he said. “I used to listen to the
the time as a kid and
would hear those voices coming through the box and was hooked, it fascinated me. that's it, that’s what had to do." I
Farwell describes the industry as fascinating
and exhilarating. "Fast-paced. There is so much
that at all."
Farwell said this industry offers so many career choices. “I tried
teaching for a while, for me.” he said.
"You can do news, you can go
behind the scenes and be a pro-
Waterloo and Cambridge areas, although Guelph, London and Brantford also pick up the signal. “We try to get a pulse for what our listeners like, and what they like to do," he said. "I think we’ve found the right balance.”
enjoy the end result. I enjoy the contact with listeners; I enjoy being the person that gets to deliv-
students should not
you love and and have a true it then go for it, it's so
the only thing
no such thing as an average day at work. “The beauty of it is there is no such thing as an average day. read and write news every day. but the stories are different and the people I talk to are different. Every day when I come said there
people along the way, the hours are wacky, but if it’s something that is interesting to
Despite attending the University of Waterloo and receiving a bachelor of arts degree in English, he is
will run into negative
get discouraged or give up.
and has worked
for 12 years
been since they started
Conestoga was fantastic. “The course at Conestoga really did pre-
for the industry.
of extra hours while
editing and producing and
working on projects on my own. It goes to show you that if you wanted to apply yourself
"The peolead you and to
are right there,” he said.
ple that are there to
mentor you along the way made
“Keep your eye on
going to have to work your way up, and don’t give up.” that you’re
You can air at
Mike Farwell on 91.5 The Beat, or catch him
(Photo by Samantha Saechao)
on channel 20 on Rogers television where he hosts Farwell Live.
Practising paramedic Mike Romano, a first-year paramedic student, shows hackey-sack skills.
— SPOKE, Marc h 12, 2007
absolute tripe kicking buck after a gruelling day
escape reality and dive into
off the shackles
For some, shaking
work, many people
of a long day requires a
of Grandpa's old cough medicine.
For others, a simple solution
taking a journey into
to enter the
else s world.
a life in an ER room, or solving a mysterious of these shows can experience wonders watchers Las Veaas crime,
Whether you're saving
who plunge themselves into the lives things, who hope to hit the jackpot and earn
Unfortunately, there are those
of real people doing real
minutes of fame.
more and more viewers means
fuels the craze of reality television, escalating
to the point
ducers have viewers sucking from their proverbial teat. Every day of the week, major networks toss viewers one bland realafter the other to feed their ravenous addictions. bad enough these shows are getting cheesier by the minute and what polluting the airwaves with a false sense of reality, but perhaps, ity
Survivor and the Apprentice ate con-
renewed: each time
spinoff versions of the orig-
w ith redundant
Come-on, when Survivor reached
pinnacle and presented the
version with raunchy jokes and racist innuendo reality TV shows aren’t the only shows lacking content and
dripping with stupidity;
game shows have gone
majority of people watch
loco as well.
image outweighs content; hence, the
In today's television culture,
Take the show Deal or No Deal; there is absolutely no content in show, and yet it is one of the most popular shows on television doesn’t exactly take a brain surgeon to understand
fortunate to take a
flashing 26 sparkling briefcases that
world a better place and
who needs content when you got babes and Benjamins? When are producers and networks going to draw the line? Some of these new shows coming out are absolutely ridiculous.
Brace yourselves for Mark Burnett's newest production. Are You
listening to a variety
the world anxiously awaits the
Skeptics have voiced their complaints regarding reality television for it
At the rate viewers are swallowing
only pushed further and further. this
One of my sugges-
tions included not letting feelings
results of an adult trying to outsmart a 5th grader?
years, and yet
need for a full-out
of nationalism get in the
humanitarian assistance for those in
world. During a speech to the
only get worse. Will this reality TV nonsense ever come to an end, or have we now defined ourselves as a couch potato society incrementally consuming
more and more senseless
that differences in cul-
and language could be over-
do not know how to sign, me to thinking, would the world did?
as absurd as
countries of different
would also have a greater
connection with the citizens of those countries during their a
language can achieve.
The thousands of languages
be a better place
because of differing languages.
just learn universal
sign language. Although
have been more
than a couple minutes,
television each year?
Viewers really need to get a
class, that couldn't
a solution for getting beyond any possible language barriers and out
desperate need around the
often and truly
without fear of being isolated
expressed on the subject.
humanity closer together, ranged from going to' church every
debating the exact same idea with
This mind-stimulating reality show offers adults a chance to put their wits to the test as they answer questions from a 5th grade text-
couple of years
ethnic and cultural backgrounds
might be for some people.
as professional writers were
of ideas about
Smarter Than a 5th Grader.
form of commu-
nication into the education system.
classmates as well
This type of initiative could encourage future generations to travel
over the next few weeks both the
possibly contain SI million big-ones.
but also their lives.
was on how
any complications that
by a teacher who wanted to a positive impact not only on the
are taught French.
Deal or no deal?
same way we
year of high
'writing abilities of his students,
with your hands
writers craft class that
for senseless entertainment.
there really any need for the series to sink to an all-time low and
we stop watching bad TV, the networks
epic spectacular of Survivor All Stars, shouldn’t this have been the
currently exist shouldn't be
problem, but a
offer each society a link to the
think the answer
However, a second language
sign language -
Imagine a world where everyone
a brighter future, a future that,
tion to the
ones they are already
Children around the world
could be taught sign language the
hopefully, through increased com-
munication, will result appreciation for similarities
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the clock It’s a scene everyone has witnessed a thousand times, the bars
close and everyone pours into the streets.
are so drunk they are carried
can’t walk straight.
did they get so drunk,
two or three hours. The answer is simple, people drink against the clock. This means they arrive at the bar once it gets going around 11 p.m. or 12 a.m. and then the power drinking begins. They go up to the bar and instead of ordering one drink, they order two at a time and finish them twice in just
people wouldn't allowing them to feel
They drink on a time
because they are
they got there
at p.m. that with three hours to 1
have a good time.
for alcohol to
bars and clubs don’t open 9 or 10 p.m. and most people don’t show up until 10 or II p.m.
bloodstream. By then most people are done their first and
What makes takes
the effects of the alcohol they are
sometimes second drink so they're
stayed open until four two there would be less
If the bars
not feeling the effects.
When people drink too fast they tend to get violent and stupid.
power drinking. People would bar hop more,
of a sud-
den and people become a\pre of their emotions and react to whatever emotion they are feeling which can lead to a dangerous situation. they feel angry they fight,
they feel lohely they find a
to party they
themselves on the dance
are not aware of line,
could help prevent
five in the
Yet, they are less drunk then they went to the bar because
one thought through
good times aren’t being away by the clock’s minute
has been going
a lot in the past
exciting that everyone should expeit
many people make
have told a few friends, whose opinions I value a lot, about getting a lip ring and in return, I have gotten quite a few responses. Most of
Once we reached our cruising altitude I was a little disappointed
said lip piercings get
infected and just aren’t safe.
of them think a tattoo
thought both the piercing and tattoo would be pretty awesome. they
and not worry about
a big decision because
have mixed emotions because I can see where they both are coming from. But at the same time, I don’t really care because it is me that it’s affecting and not
could be labeled. But that would not necessarily stop me. It would be who I am and in the end, it was
new image? Maybe
or add another
interesting character to the person
very big factor
care about and what they have to
going to be a tiny little hole right under my bottom lip. It's not going to
look so pretty
some 20 years
the road. (That goes for get-
ting a tattoo too.)
What it? It's
weeks before I can take
had grown up at bit. all went down from there, but
learned that you should never
toward the back of the plane. Inevitably you will have to take the plastic pancakes over the eggs and cheese because there will be no
no room head.
would have had arms or my was actually sit-
or back. That has to be
to the landing.
out, or a very
mind has been made
anything to them.
wouldn’t be able to hear for the rest of my trip. I thought the language barrier would be a problem, not a hearing barrier. As our plane started to descend the pain in
ears started and just got
scream and cry but felt the child two rows ahead of me was doing enough for both of us. The airplane trip back was not any better because chewing gum, wearto
ing earplugs, sitting in the front of the plane
and keeping your arms and
legs out of the aisle doesn't
and got as comfortable as I possibly could I finally fell asleep. As
and therefore, does not make the trip any better. So when someone says
was dreaming of being on
they've never been on a plane. I'm
beach and soaking up the sun woke up to an excruciating pain
going to congratulate them and rec-
a car or a boat.
ON-CAMPUS CHIROPRACTOR Covered by CSI Health Plan
piercing a fun, sponta-
neous and daring new look to
ting forward instead of straight
unreasonable idea to forget.
to be a very long
going to be permanent. If
think they deserve
I'm just insane and want to be spontaneous. But whatever the reason is and whatever choose, it’s I
choice to get the piercing done. The only thing stopping me is the opinions of those people whom I
once they get to you. I expected the food to taste like it had come from the hospital, so I wasn’t extremely disappointed and the cheese and crackers were great - who can go wrong with Cracker Barrel? After I was done my meal it was time to relax and take a nap on my neighbour, because that's the only way I was going to be able to fall asleep. Thankfully it was my best left
clouds I once on were nothing but mist. However, it didn’t ruin to
If you’re wondering why I even want to get my lip pierced, I will tell you this. I still don’t know why. I don’t have a real reason. I just want a nice, small, thin black ring draped over the left side of my bottom lip.
eggs and cheese
I was eager to see what everyone was talking about as the plane started to lake off from the Toronto airport with Cancun as its destination. I was starting to understand all the fuss, to watch something that seemed so big on land become so small in a matter of minutes was
an oops smile.
out to be.
past three years.
looked down the had just been hit by the drink cart. I understand not apologizing for the food, but when you almost take someone’s knee
They made it seem was something very
few months. The other is getting a tattoo, which is what I really want and have been thinking about the
took my people had asked
You’ve never been on an airplane?
Piercing debate my
as appealing as
on Conestoga College Drive on March
injured after a car accident
out everyone keeps drinking until
beverages and laughing with friends. As long as the booze doesn’t run
that last night.
Car trouble! No one was
vehicle to spin into a snowbank.
are casually sipping
are doing; leading to the
stay until close.
a fool of
because they usually want to
the void and if they
(Photo by Christopher Mitts)
allowing time for the alcohol to settle and they wouldn't drink so
HEALTH SERVICES 748-5220
Heaven BRANDON WALKER
“Walmart, of course.” park’s daily meeting is similar to a board meeting at any round
and aging in general. my dad has a Harley Davidson motorcycle and doesn’t act like an old man, although he’s retiring
After spending a week in Florida for spring break with my dad and stepmom. I have a different outlook
“Where did you get ty?" someone asks.
a mobile home park
louder and louder.
only 55 and that's not very old for someone who has retired.
held on a bright patio near palm trees instead of a roundtable and is
punctuated with jokes, laughter and
160 km/h on a
dad spent 3 1 years as a as
lives in a
mobile home park
comes for the
come to happy when I first arrived
"You’ve got to
on Feb. 25. At exactly 4 p.m. every day, Al, the president of happy hour, carefully walks across the street, fullglass held in outstretched hand like
The meeting has been
Nick's place every day for the is
where everyone knows everyone, similar to the sitcom Cheers but for retired folks.
nicksunglasses, named the president by local residents, heads across the street to Nick Gagliardi’s porch for drinks
10 years, whether Nick
a pool and a hall used for different activities like bingo or dances. It’s like a town within a town,
Gorda, north of Fort Myers. Every day like clockwork, the tall, grey-haired fellow with dark
around the park that I realized my father and stepmother knew everyone, with each person waving hello
a scepter, to chair the daily meeting, another name for happy hour, in the Alligator
homes and RVs,
parts of the year.
hour," he said
a joke, then every-
over again with chit chat that could only be called rowdy. The mobile home/RV park itself is a series of connected streets with
spent the last year in
Florida for the winter and
starts to tell
only gets quiet
we walked. heaven on earth,"
“The group of people here are marvelous, especially after my wife passed, they’ve all been great.
go out to dinner a lot or sit around and chat.” He said most RV parks have great
ing across the street and ends at
don't do it," Nick jok"Not again ... not ...
can out of the
** P«r Services
here have the cream of
most use a larger vehicle
SUV or minivan. A quick guess of the
Nick has worn a bicycle
helmet to the meeting, just
has his nickname printed
marker along the front (“Crash!") and the song that was playing when he tripped, Kansas City, printed
a daily basis in
ing cards or chit chatting,
added more velcro-osity," he
“It’s all about the velcro-osity."
the top of
helmet, getting a joke-
by his energy and lightning quick delivery. “You’d never guess he was 82,” tive
you leaving?” one of
“Ohhhh," Crash says, before quickly coming up with a retort. “When are you leaving and never coming back?" he says, to the
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After a day of biking around the park or running errands in town, residents hit Nick’s for “the meeting," then spend the evening play-
on the porch during the park's happiest hour (which makes inside his hard
Beginning: The week of February 12/07 Ending: The week of April 2/07
everything they do.
pretty happy), talking about the
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on bicycle or golf cart, unless the
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the park travel most-
taking out a karaoke machine and
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Members of ly
of a person in the park might be 70 or so. but you’d never guess by the
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crossing the street with
a tradition around the
lawn as each one is finished. And each day, one resident spends a few minutes at the end of happy hour cleaning up the mess. "1 blame the nutty Canadians in the park,” Nick joked about the trend of throwing cans on his lawn. He is also known as “Crash" after a spectacular trip-and-fall on New
Unfortunately all good things come to an end and I had to return to the Great White North (aka. Canada), but I hope one day to
park to throw the empties on Nick’s
pool for a swim.
home and RVpark
playfully tries to swat a flying
to a place like that.
Hopefully one day I will have people come to my porch to sit and chat a while before heading to the
wouldn’t be surprised if true for heaven.
here have the
probably similar to this park, with friends being there for each other through the good times and
exactly 5 p.m. with someone stooping on Nick’s lawn, cleaning up
the light at the
with the president walk-
end of the always talks is really just your friends waving you toward a better place and placing a helmet safely on
said, and he was right. During that week, I learned that a mobile home park in Florida is
motorcycle at 160 km/h.‘Student hard to feel old while riding on the back of a Harley Davidson forms of entertainment. Brandon Walker found out people in mobile home parks have many It’s
— Page 7
seven wonders on the way By TARA RICKER
which are bound to fascinate everyone who sees them.
Out with the old and in with the is what millions of people
around the globe are thinking when in comes to the seven wonders of
into decline long before
the architecture and art from these
People are voting for what they believe to be the greatest architec-
achievements in the largest poll ever conducted, an attempt to recast ancient history by ranking the top architectural marvels as the “new” seven wonders of
Besides the vast scale of the wonder, the new list
and magical focus for the decentralized network of farming vil-
viewpoint from the ancient
The sacred symbols
laid out the original
before 2000 and in an “acceptable” state of preservation. The list has
been narrowed to 21 sites which are currently being voted on. The sites include the Eiffel Tower in France, the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, the Statue of Liberty in New York, Britain’s Stonehenge and Moscow’s Kremlin. Four of the seven original sites are on the new list - the Pyramids of Giza
Egypt, the Eiffel
in France, the Taj
and the Hagia Sophia I
recently given the opportuvisit
Yucatan, Mexico, which the sites in the running.
crimes of the world cultural histoOne surviving codex, housed ry.
Dresden, Germany and called,
Dresden surprisingly, the Codex, is a wonder of brilliant drawings and decoration and cryptic hieroglyphics. I climbed the main pyramid known as the “El Castillo” or the “Pyramid of Kukulkan.” There are 94 steps on each of the four faces. Three times 94 equals 364, and when you add one, the central platform you get 365. Thus the pyramid was a rep-
To be included on the
the completion of the
Building in the U.S.
which were ancient bark paper books. This is one of the great
Mayan weavers are much aware of symbols’
gious ceremonies that can be both very traditional as well as a fusion
Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Eiffel Tower in France, the Taj Mahal in Washington the India and Monument and the Empire State
Great the Pyramids in Egypt, the Hagia Sophia in Turkey, the Leaning
which were compiled include
meanings. Offerings are
seven more than 2,000 years ago. The seven wonders of today, 1931 after
ued to have been inhabited until at least 1521 and some of the moi;e remote cities even longer. After 1521, the Spanish tried to
the ancient cities were repopulated by 1000, and contin-
were principally less commercial They were the spiritual
Post-Classic era, or period decline.
ed on the walls and carved into stone can still be seen in the weavFar from engaging in rote ing.
today’s global village have a differ-
have been a sudden loss
of the traditions reflected
are from cities that
seems to be the favourite. Whatever it was, the cities were abandoned and there appears to
deities in reli-
of Catholic theology. The Maya developed an elaborate
and sophisticated system of timekeeping that is still very much in
The ancient Maya
used 17 different calendars based on the cosmos. These calendars were, and still are, calculated by the traditional
the sunlight creates a
ebrations and ceremonies.
The stone cities may be abandoned, but they had been aban-
diamond patwhich looks
for these snake heads.
got to the top of the pyrahad a great view of the
and understood why it has been nominated to be one of
new wonders. Standing on a pyramid which took 19 years to build made me think of the intelligence and determination of the Mayans. I
believe the ancient city is finally receiving the credit it deserves.
the centre of
During the Classic Period, from 250 AD to 900 AD, the Mayan
BC to 250 AD, and is when the Mayan
on the a body
typically divided into three periods, the Pre-Classic period lasted from
stone at the foot of the stairway. During the spring or fall equinox,
endars are used to time the planting of crops and to schedule sacred cel-
resentation of the
There are serpent heads carved
inland, into the rain forest,
and their art, architecture, religion and science went from one achievement to the next. A major and mysterious disruption occurred about 900. Experts have speculat-
The new seven wonders of
world will be announced during the official declaration in
the ancient city
whose name means
at the Itzae’s Well,”
Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday
July 7, 2007. You can vote at
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Oasis Joe’s Barbershop By PEGGY O’NEILL
Around every corner you can find
and usually men.
not often that you run
into a barbershop designed specifically for men.
Bischof worked at a smaller barbershop with his brother in Breslau for about 10 years before he realized he wanted to be in a
"There are tons of salons around the cities, but nothing really just for guys,” he said.
has been a goal of Bischof's for
owner of Oasis, on Feb. 10,
shop jobs, but never enjoyed it as much. “I had a good construction job,
alter a six-month renovation peri-
but the social aspect just isn't there
He became dressing both his
young age because mother and father worked at a
couldn't stand doing hair at but then 1 got laid off from
one job and just kind of
_as hair dressers.
in a city
that will play
"I’m trying to create a home he said. “This isn’t a
mixing business with love what you do, balancing your flare with the rest of your life becomes no problem at all. to life
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Bischof said he doesn’t feel like he has hit a career plateau at all
“1 would still like to train new employees on how to use clippers and maybe down the road be able
to serve a
couple of alcoholic beverages to clients,”, he said.
(Photo by Peggy O'Neill)
Joe Bischof recently opened Oasis Joe’s Barbershop.
to the polls By ROSS
lifestyle characteristics of voters in
election, the City
of Kitchener has decided to take
he city to
has commissioned a reasons why
Kitchener voters do and do not in municipal elections and to
and non-voters. The information will then be analyzed and submitted to a committee of two councillors. the city clerk, director
review the findings and make suggestions
evaluate the City of Kitchener’s current municipal voting process
turnout tor the 2010 election.
from local voter's perspective. Municipalities across Waterloo Region experienced low turnout rates in 2006. with Kitchener’s 26 Wilmot's low of 24 per cent and Wellesley’s high of 31 per cent. The $30,000 survey will he carried out by the demographic com-
pany Environics. Approximately 600 citizens will be randomly selected for a tele-
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rush-rush kind of place. I want to bring the social, active part back into barbershops.”
Business has been picking up a quicker than Bischof expected and within a year or two he wants
kids at heart and
College marketing student, said he wants his company to be friends
said. "This is something for everyone, who didn’t love being a kid?”
said that he’s
sports highlights or be used with the Playstation 2.
along with sports magazines and
with fixing up the shop. Over the next year he plans on putting in a
something enjoy about shop,” Bischof said. Oasis barbershop combines a comfortable and inviting atmosphere with a touch of nostalgia. Vintage model cars are displayed throughout the room,
worked construction for two years in between his barber-
One is Oasis Joe's Barbershop, new hair salon in Waterloo.
think that’s really important,” he
“We had do better
a disappointing voter
2006, and in
we want Ward
Councillor Berry Vrbanovic. Vrbanovic went on to say that the survey will offer insight into dents' perspectives,
changes in the process. he results of the survey are expected to be submitted to committee by May I, 2007. to
— Page 9
Thalassemia fundraiser an evening of emotions Bv
handed the evening over
Anita Aimola stepped to the microphone and. fighting back tears,
reminisced about her dear who passed away last
president of the
Guelph chapter of the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada, was overcome with emotion when talking about Corrado Falcitelli, the former
president of the foundation, lost his fight
with the disease
Aimola focused on with
The gala raises money and awareness of the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada. Also known as Mediterranean anemia, thalassemia
form of anemia
individuals are unable to
mal hemoglobin. The only treatment to combat the anemia is regular transfusions of red blood cells. It
estimated that more than two
address, speaking of his love for
She spoke of and sense of humour. She said that even when he was sick, he always tried to focus on the good things in life, and always maintained the highest
30s. Aimola remains hopeful that a cure will one day be found.
in his life.
his kind, gentle nature
Aimola closed her speech with a quote from
and we need
other in order to take flight."
Switching gears. Aimola then
know that one is paying off, and day we will find a cure.” The opening addresses were followed by a five-course meal complete with everything from ravioli to chicken breast smothered in a creamy gorgonzola cheese sauce,
the genetic trait for
which received rave reviews. Countless door and raffle prizes were handed out during the evening; something that Aimola
testament to the
“This year we have a 30-inch plasma screen television' to give away,” said Aimola. "Every year w'e receive countless donations and
was diagnosed Aimola with the disorder at a young age, and was not expected to live past
hold this evening without them.
the tender age of 10.
Guelph chapter has
over $100,000 towards
can't really put a price
a thalassemia fundraiser.
to this foundation."
The evening was then turned over Sound Samsation Entertainment
provided entertainment for the
The music was blaring until when the few guests who
thanks goes out to
times were had by
of our volunteers and evervone in attendance
cure," said Aimola.
living proof that our hard 1
Mark Moretti. who added humour and kicked
on the dance floor stumof the Guelph Place
who was diagnosed
with thalassemia at birth,
a few dance moves.
Coriastoga March Meetings served at the 13th annual Thalassemia Foundation dinner/dance fundraiser proceeds went to the Thalassemia Foundation of Canada. Dinner
T uesday, March Discussion
T uesday, March 27 Movie night • .
Meetings are held
support wt a i
bUVfhll Alyssa Vasko,
and Stephanie Cripps enjoy the evening. Photos by Angelo Mazziotti
— SPOKE, March 12, 2007
Week of March
September 23 October 22
"I am" are often words that come from your mouth. You are many things and don't mind letling others know what. Keep in
you are more than just verbs and don't let what you are overpower who you are. that
find yourself in the
middle of situations as "1 balance" is one of your stronger attributes.
able to keep check and don’t let things get out of control. Don't let others abuse your abilities.
Taurus April 20
Your sentences begin with "1 have" as you enjoy telling others what. Possessive by nature, you until
you have in materials doesn't define what you have within you.
and went Feb. 27, and many fans are excited and bewildered by the actions of many teams.
The San Jose Sharks made
and it you have enough, what you desire will be yours. acteristic
think" enters conversations. rarely fly by the seat of
pants as knowledge often gives
upper hand. There
nothing wrong with thinking but for once, don't think just do.
see," not just physically but
Canadian team saw the Edmonton
Smyth to the New York Islanders. Thousands of Oiler fans in the oil capital of Canada are fuming over the trade and want a reason from Oilers general manager Kevin Lowe.
Lowe has said he was afraid Smyth would walk away from Edmonton as a free agent this summer. so when contract negotiations between Lowe and Smyth’s agent Don Meehan fell through, he the
Gary Roberts from
fans in the nation’s
club couldn’t get forward
the biggest trade involving a
Edmonton always on the go
The Ottawa Senators were
capital confused. Senators John Muckier has said; “The market was just too high for our
or disastrous, depending
were dissapointed the
would’ve walked away.
Perrault. But Leafs fans capital,
November 22 December 2
from the Alberta
below the surface. You tend to see what most don't and give others an
The Toronto Maple Leafs continued a trend, bringing back centre Yanic Perrault. But Leafs fans were disappointed the
from Florida. He eventually wound up in Pittsburgh.
The Montreal Canadiens also did make a splash, much to the
anger of their fans, who thought the team needed a proven goal tender.
The Vancouver Canucks made two minor deals, but overall did not a huge impact at the deadline, and the Calgary Flames made
pick are the Predators, they
have Forsberg," said Cambridge
Hawkshaw. a 20-yearemployee at Sam’s Club. Marty Steuhler, a 20-year-old student from Cambridge as well, native Jeff
the Buffalo Sabres.
“The Sabres man, they have so much depth," was his reasoning. Luis De Costa, a 20-year-old Kitchener student, thinks it will be the Sharks, but is still pulling for
prior to the
from Los Angeles.
sometimes people don't see because they just can't lopk.
He wound up
honest opinion about themselves or their situation. Try not to be too
bringing back centre Yanic
Louis Blues, bolstering an already
continued a trend,
biggest splash at the deadline, landing winger Bill Guerin from the St.
The Toronto Maple Leafs
on Bertuzzi’s health.
a passionate char-
made, who do
has the best shot Stanley Cup?
Whether it’s your dream job or dream date, "1 desire" is on your mind. You don't just want; you long for and are always trying to obtain. Desire
The Detroit Red Wings traded for Todd Bertuzzi, a deal which could
want everything and don't
firepower, but in
have too much
boys.” he said.
traded for Todd Bertuzzi, a deal which could be
Capricorn December 22
depending on Bertuzzi’s
health. These words since
aren't really heard
always what you want to share. Don't be afraid to acknowledge your feelings or worry what others will think of feel"
them or you. It takes a strong person to own up to how they feel.
use" others or yourself to get
what you want? While working hard and accepting help is fine,
crawling over others' backs won’t get you anywhere. You can't use people like disposable cups, you don't deserve anything
ference, the analysts at
puzzled by the lack of action by the Anaheim Ducks. With the Sharks getting Guerin, the
and the Nashville (Internet photo)
Leo July 23
January 20 February 18
symbol represents, determination has always been
but pretty close
Just as your
You are not one to you feel your work is perfect and you have what you want. Don’t hush these words, lips.
While being cautious and knowing every possible outpart ol you.
is a positive, always being 100 per cent prepared will even-
Ryan Smyth was the biggest steal at the trade deadline.
certainly boost their roster
from you. While knowing is good, you can't know everything and there's nothing heard
wrong with that. Don't try to be an encyclopedia or a database,
GROUP BUYING POWER "1
common way you
begin sentences. You try to see the
everyone and every
that with right.
Islanders’ pickup of
trading for Peter Forsberg the previous week, many were expecting Ducks Brian
strong suit but you never
sometimes not knowing
August 23 September 22
forte as "I will"
things will be
tor a no- obligation
journalism student holding fate in the palm of her hand.
— Page 11
Canadian author releases fourth book Coles, says she loves
Bv SARAH JAYNES
David Wickes, who was once a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air
the practical thing to do, I
wanted to fly airplanes." At 19 Wickes decided to drop out of university and join the air force
novel look him 14
other three have taken him eight
months each. currently finishing his is novel and has an outline for a
fighter plane for
where he flew a
team of cops and Minnesota that sit
about what they are doing,” he says. "They are wonderful people that really help me develop my
Wickes was born and raised in Montreal where he lived with his parents until he decided to go to
hard enough to write, but to be able to sit down and write a novel is quite a challenge," he
about the whole experience research that goes into
such a nice guy. always always very approach-
Force and than a distributor of beauty supplies, never imagined that he would be the proud author of four novels with a
few years. always wonder how many have in me,” he says. novels
sixth to release in a
enjoyed my time in the air force but decided I needed to grow up and find a career." he “I really
had another novel found the fifth in me, but than one and now the sixth one." So far, Wickes has sold 8,000 I
Wickes spent 37 years import-
ing and distributing beauty products
Montreal, and while he
was working he decided that he would go back to university and obtain a degree.
His family relocated to Toronto
where he completed a BA in economics at the University of
Canadian author, David Wickes, stands outside of Coles bookstore at the Conestoga Mall on beginMarch 3. Wickes signed copies of his fourth crime-fiction novel, Killing Mind, released at the characters he writes are ning of the month. All of Wickes’ books are crime-fiction and he said the composites of people he has met in his life. write a novel himself.
"My wife was was working a full-time job. was a full-time student and raising my travelling a
daughter as a single parent while my wife was away," says Wickes. While in university he picked up his first novel and decided he
would take the time to read. had never read a novel “I before.” says Wickes.
decided to wind down and read a novel and from then on I was hooked on reading and could hardly put a book down once 1 started.”
took hold of his life, he decided that he was going to retire early and
an ego and
takes a certain confi-
dence to be able to approach and meet new people." Jenifer Hayes, an employee at
hopes for the future.
exciting and suspenseful
novels and possibly a movie. producer a have “I
and fourth have been on my own,” he says, adding the biggest risk in self-publishing is putting up all your own money, but if you love writing and have confidence it is
and to travel to their do book signings. do about 100 book signings a
from you and him and from her and mould you
stores to “I
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for the first few books, the third
homicide detective and his team based out of Minnesota" says Wickes. His characters are not based on people he knows: however, they are all
year,” he says.
challenging part of becoming a novelist is having your work pub-
detective Jack Petersen. “All of
According to Wickes, the most
and student for almost 40 years, and it was time to do something different" says Wickes. In 2001 Wickes self-published his First novel titled Killing Cold based on a fictional Minnesota
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together to create
full-time distributor, dad
copies of his novels in Canada
— SPOKE, March
The 2007 Canadian International Autoshow filled the north and south Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Rogers Centre with more than 1 ,000 new cars and trucks on display from Feb. 16 to 25. Visitors
to sit in the driver’s seat
some of their dream cars, check what’s new on the market and also of
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