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The climb

of a lifetime Take a majestic adventure up the monstrous Mount Kilimanjaro.

Would you recognize Jesus? The ultimate debate

Feature

about the race, skin colour and descent of the

Does

it

Son

of

Feature

Monday, March

19,

A gourmet of a day for women

God.

matter?

really

A

learning

newsroom

for

Conestoga College celebrates International Women’s Day with

journalism students

style.

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www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2007

10

— No. 10

39th Year

Vote

CSI board

Clsin Hi

for

of

directors Iglglllil

this '

II111III

:

week BRANDON WALKER

By Both the Condor’s women’s and men’s teams advanced to the

placing

OCAA finals first

vote

to

next

for

Conestoga Students

by

Inc.

It's

year’s

board of

directors.

and second

respectively at a regional

to

tournament on March 5 at OSA Centre in Vaughan. For more photos and the full

Students can vote from Monday Friday this week, with polls

closing at 3 p.m. on Friday. Voting takes place through the college website by clicking on Current Students and then clicking on a link at the top of the page or

the

papes 8 and

time of year again.

It's that

time

9.

by signing into a computer at the college and clicking on a link on the startup screen.

-

r

Students have the opportunity to from 12 can-

select seven directors

Bv LEANNE

MOUNTFORD is

almost over

and for two graduating students their hard work has really paid off. Heather Hennessy, a third-year student

in

Kincardine and Port Elgin, on a Used Fuel

schools are: School of Business,

the business administra-

marketing program, and Marisa Havens, a fourth-year stuin the bachelor of applied technology architecture project and facility management program, are

The 2006

associated

education

Nomination

were

forms

the financial burden

post-secondary

with and employers

like

to

hire people with experience which co-op provides to students, she said.

not

who went

services at Conestoga College.

Co-op eases

Havens

plans to treat herself to a

“This year we had 1 1 tions with two award recipients,”

graduation holiday or a guitar with the monetary award, but first she

said Wright.

plans to take her boss and

nomina-

All

nominees receive a

certificate

of recognition, she said.

The 2006 award

for students

is

out on a work term for 2005/2006, said Wright. Hennessy said she did her co-op

located

Desire2Learn,

in

crew out for wings and beer as they were the ones who made her co-op expesite

tering letter.”

in

innovative eLearning solutions

as the co-op student of the year

to

academic and other leading

award recipient provincially and

throughout the year. The Conestoga College co-op

ence.

It

surpassed

my

expectations

nomination forms and the nominees are scored on a scale

every way,” said Hennessy. "I had the opportunity to get involved with many aspects of marketing. I

of 50 points in categories including

was able

job achievement and academic achievement. A number of employers support the award financially, said Wright.

obtained in-class at Conestoga to create a real impact on the business

student of the year awards committee take the

One

student from each school

able to be an

award

recipient.

is

The

in

I

to

apply

worked for.” Havens worked

Industrial

at

skills

I

Havens has also been

for

AECON

identified

nationally, said Wright.

“Our is

provincial co-op association

known

as

Education

at

Work

Ontario, and our national association is the Canadian Association for

Co-operative Education,” she said. Each year, the provincial and national associations offer co-op of the year awards with the teria

Bruce Nuclear Tiverton, between

the

plant located in

the

website.

university

communities as members

Havens

when

said

received an e-mail

had

first

You Have Winner she

titled.

Been Nominated thought it was junk “I

she

a

to read the e-mail a

It

was

as

the

college

same

cri-

award, said

Wright.

“We

actually use our local college

award as a feeder

to

these other

is

new

this year, said

The employers can be nominated by students, co-op advisers and program co-ordinators. There Grave been three nominations by students. The recipient of the Employer of the Year Award will be Automation Tooling Systems Inc, she said. They have supported co-op

12 years

advisory committees at the college and many students who work with graduation.

of $250 per month. Student union president

Matt

Jackson said the number of stu-

who

dents

participate in the voting

are often hired

who

are self-motivated

and have

strong leadership skills.

“A board member should be creand have a good understand-

ative

ing of the political side of things. A member of the board should also

be level-headed." It's important that students take part in the voting process because

members

the board

will

be repre-

senting them next year. "They'll be the voice for students

with issues like appealing a grade or negotiations for the Student Life Centre," Bender said.

at

Conestoga for and have hired students from a diverse range of co-op programs, said Wright, adding they have strong involvement on the program

them on co-op

her.

Directors are paid an honorarium

dents should vote for candidates

Wright.

more than

convince students to vote for

him or

a

a complete

will also recognize the

2006 which

to

all. is

shock and surprise,” said Havens. Along with the co-op student of the year awards, the ceremony on 21

Candidates gave speeches last in the Sanctuary trying

Thursday

from year to year. Primary electoral officer and director Caleb Bender said stu-

couple

of times as I didn’t believe it at I was very excited and feel this great honour.

of the can-

all

available on the college

is

varies

mail.

March

a leader

organizations around the world. “Co-op was a wonderful experi-

compete with co-op students from across Canada to be selected. A nominations committee is struck at these levels and would include co-op practitioners from the college and

co-op employer of the year award

Nomination forms are sent out to employers who hire co-op students

is

didates

“As well, Tim. my boss, was the one who nominated me for this award by writing an extremely flat-

with

Desire2Leam

Information about

award,” she said. “Our students then

rience so incredible.

The ceremony is held during national co-op week which runs from March 19 to 23, said Wright.

Kitchener.

didates and can only vote once.

of the selection committees.”

on,” said Havens.

Technology.

from 3 to 4:30 p.m., said Mary Wright, manager of co-op and career 21

a better idea of which direction I wanted my future career to focus

School of Business and the School of Engineering and Information

received from the other two schools that have co-op students, she added.

Project.

“I had wonderful co-op positions. They gave me great experience and

from the

recipients are

two recipients of the co-op student of the year awards 2006. Hennessy and Havens will each be presented with a framed Guild shield for their program and a $250 monetary award at a ceremony being held in the blue room at Conestoga College’s Doon campus on March

the

Dry Storage

Biotechnology, said Wright.

tion

dent

project called the Bruce

and Engineering Information Technology, School of Trades and Apprenticeships and Sciences, Health of School and Services Community of

School

The school year

2006 awards

receive co-op of the year

Two students

Upon

are

Directors

members of mittees

also

generally

other important

com-

Student Life or the

like

Alumni Association.

He

said

directors

this

year's

worked well

board of

together.

board ran smoothly the Student Life Centre mess and I hope next year it runs just as smooth." “I feel

this

when faced with


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— SPOKE, March

Now ...with Random

14,

News

2007

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

questions answered by

random students

What is your dream pet and why?

want Godzilla, don’t ask why, just want “I

I

him.”

(Photo

Dan fit's! -year

Wilson,

by Holly Featherstone)

Conestoga members Aron Wang (left), financial director, and Wang, vice-president, held a bake sale to raise' funds for a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Chinese Student Association

of

Sisi

computer

programming/analyst

Sale benefits basketball tourney By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE “I

baking among club mempeople from our asso-

rative

want a pocket person

bers. “All the

Appealing to the sweet tooth of

to carry with me.”

Conestoga students has proven helpful in restoring campus club

ciation (baked),” said

Egg

funds.

Ashley Hunt,

The Chinese Student Association first-year

of Conestoga

broadcasting

(CSAC)

March 6

sale

held a bake

help replenish

to

funds that were used for advertising

“We

much

use

didn’t

dent

want a Squirtle from Pokemon.”

(we encourage)

Amanda Cumey, first-year

broadcasting

I

The

CSAC

girls to

Ruilin to

Kuilin Wang,

president of Chinese Student

Wang Aron Wang

By ALLISON STEINMAN

light

Sometimes though,

Which

want a monkey so can teach it to steal “I

same gender or those

those of the I

with a

things for me.”

member of the

Rebecca Raster. der

of

Steckle,

Aaron Blonde,

school

happens.

it

friendships are the best,

her

best

whom

at

opposite sex?

19, said the

friend

she met

age three,

is

in

gen-

Laura nursery

“It will

well as cherry and chocolate cake wedges were among the enticing

first-year

mechanical engineering

dante for

in

that,

want a beautiful shepherd dog.”

first-year police

foundations

is

my

experience, are only in

relationships

between women.” Steckle, 19, agreed with her Triend and said she values Raster’s ability to listen.

“When Sovaf Kamran,

simply because she

evident

truly

“I

me

female” said Raster. “Her ir.tuitiveness and empathy are qualities

1

wonder

I

if

talk to

my

male friends

they even listen to what

1 who enjoys say,” said Steckle, watching movies with her friend.

“She remembers the things you tell

her,

I

only have to

tell

her

something once and she remem-

Aron Wang

hoped to raise $100. After the proceeds were tallied, the club generated $95 in said they

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

relate.

Rachel Van Allen, 18, and her 18-year-old Tommy friend Mayberry, on the other hand, definitely see the upside to having a best friend of the opposite sex. “There’s no drama,” said Van Allen, who has been good friends with Mayberry for four years.

never have to worry about

“I

looking as good as he does

we go

Steckle added that the fact Raster

and she are both female makes

able

when

out.”

to

said

talk

to

helps him to be Van Allen about

it

girls.

“It

gives a personal perspective

I

couldn’t get from another guy,” he said.

Both friends list being constantly asked if they’re dating as one of the drawbacks of having an opposite gender best friend. “Sometimes people have just

assumed

that

we

are,”

said

Mayberry. “When they find out we aren't and never have been, they almost can't believe it.”

Mayberry

added

friends, they don’t

like

most

always see eye

to eye.

"For lack of a better word you

bers.”

it

a

for their next

three-on-three

welcome every

student in

school) and (we encourage) girls to get involved too,” said Wang. Aron Wang said he wants to

remind the college

variety of treats for sale.

Mayberry

an asset.

“She’s probably a main confi-

activity:

(the

easy to

At times men and women seem years apart, which prevents friends. them from becoming

engineering

said the club plans

money

yet to be released.

Ken Masked, mechanical

said the profits will

basketball competition. Details are

Association of Conestoga

full-

vice-president Sisi

Wang

use the

major

Best friends can be male or female

first-year

Aron Wang future use.

I

and financial director presided over the bake sale, which cost $55 in preparatory materials and entailed five hours of collabo-

want a hedgehog so can name it Sonic.”

run that activity.”

be put into the club’s account for

printings includ-

ed sponsorship packages and colour posters.

after material costs

it

get involved too.”

ordered almost 300 (Lunarfest) printings,” said club president Kuilin Wang.

(in

for

Lunarfest from our funds, (but) “I

welcome every stuthe school) and

“It will

the Lunarfest celebration Feb. 15.

“I

Aron Wang.

cookies, tea eggs as

tarts,

which resulted

in a $40 profwere covered. “It’s not very much, but it was a lovely donation from our Conestoga students and staff,” said Ruilin Wang. “We (were) happy to

sales,

suffer through things, because hey, that’s

what great friends do.”

that

CSAC

comes new members and urges

welstu-

dent to participate in the events they organize.


News Celebrating International

SPOKE, March

Women’s Day

in

2007

19,

— Page 3

style

...

By STEPHANIE IRVINE

women

The group College

celebrated

Women’s

International

Day

in style this

gourmet

As

resource

s

Conestoga

of

year

-

style.

has done for

it

nearly

10 years, the group hosted a sold-out

evening of fine dining and entertainment at the college’s Waterloo campus on

March

6.

a celebration, and a

"It’s really

chance

women

to

network

with

at the college,”

Magazine of

other

said Joan

college’s coun-

the

selling office.

More

than 50

women from

college purchased

at the

smaller this year than

in

previous

which Magazine said is both good and bad. "It means fewer people can go, but it also makes it more intimate and cosy,” she said. Magazine said all proceeds from the evening would go to Mary’s

Storyteller Mary-Eileen McClear, right,

special treat for the dinner guests;

she entertained the crowd with nearly an hour.

the

and

folk tales

for

Place

women’s

shelter

in

Kitchener.

Photos by Stephanie

...

Stratford Festival.

She held

After the meal - which received rave reviews from all — the women

Irvine

with help from those behind the

audience rapt for

the

nearly an hour as she told them three different folk tales, and

was

thanked by a roaring round of applause

at the

end.

“Stories are what

years,

Waterloo

campus.

was a

tickets

were treated to a four-course gourmet meal prepared by second-year food and beverage management students at the Waterloo campus. The relocation of the Waterloo campus meant the dining room is

More than 50 women from the college community came out to celebrate International Women’s Day with a four-course gourmet meal prepared by second-year food and beverage

management students

$30

were treated to a special guest. Mary-Eileen McClear of Baden is an award-winning and muchacclaimed storyteller who has travelled across Canada, and has been on CBC Radio and appeared at the

“We

McClear.

all

we live

do," said

own

our

story every day."

She went on

to say stories are a

very important part of our nature, and tant to pass

it's

human

even more impor-

them on.

“That’s how the best stories work,” she said. “They speak to you in the moment, but more importantly they stay with you."

scenes

(Photo by Stephanie Irvine)

pear food and beverage management students prepare a salad of roasted beet, caramelized dinner. Day Women’s International with a lemon poppy seed dressing for the

Second-year baby greens, topped

and working the bar, not to mention preparing and serving the four-course gourmet

Bv STEPHANIE IRVINE It

may have been devoured

in

no time, but

preparations for the International Day dinner took several hours.

Women’s

Second-year food and beverage management students at Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus were hard at work by 2:30 p.m. on March 6 making sure everything was

and artichoke hearts on

baby greens, topped with a lemon poppy

dusted pastry, strawberries and a rich chocolate truffle

treated to a vari-

seed dressing. The main course was roasted red pepper and chevre cheese-stuffed chicken supreme with a florentine sauce, served with parsnips

ety of colourful and exotic-looking drinks at

tossed in herb butter and smashed redskin

the cash bar while they mingled and chatted

potatoes.

meal.

And what a meal it was! More than 50 guests were

happily until dinner was served at 6 p.m.

on each

plate.

The kitchen was

chaotic

throughout the

evening as the students ensured each plate was prepared just so and everyone got their meals as quickly as possible. There was even a round in the kitchen at the

end of a very

Special arrangements were made for several guests who had specific dietary

of high-fives

grades are dependent on dinners like these. For more information on dinners at the

perfect.

The first course was a thick and creamy mushroom and roasted garlic soup.

requirements as well.

The students were responsible for everything - setting the tables, greeting the guests

Following that they served roasted beet, caramelized pear and artichoke hearts on

Student

Finally,

late

the

piece-de-resistance,

Emma Wood

dessert!

prepared white choco-

creme brulee served with a cinnamon-

successful evening, and rightfully so

Waterloo campus 519-885-0501.

dining

-

room,

their

call


Commentary

— SPOKE, March 19, 2007

Page 4

And

the winner

is

...

not the taxpayers Canadians are always anxious

comes

On

after a

new government

into power.

Jan. 23. 2006, the current minority Conservative

government entered office and the familiar minority Liberal government was booted out. Although it has only been a little over a year, the word on the street is a spring election will soon be called. According to recent polls, the Conservatives have a sixpercentage-point lead nationally over the Liberals. The support for the opposition decreased when Liberal

Leader Stephane was elected. politicians

If

election

trail,

Dion the

hit

there

is

a

strong possibility the Tories could gain a majority government. But would another election serve any purpose? Prime Minister Stephen

Whether

or not a person

cares about

who

runs the

country, their precious tax

wasted propaganda

dollars are being

with political

Harper would answer yes. Harper’s government would likely get a new majority mandate and then could work on its own agenda, and wouldn’t need the approval of the opposition. Federal campaigns and elections cost millions of dol2000, the general election cost $200 million. Even though many people don’t care who runs country, they do care when their precious tax dollars

It happens before every election, bombardment, bombardment, bombardment.

lars. In

the

Fundraising gone wrong

are

being wasted thanks to political propaganda. There’s also the headaches Canadians have to endure during election time. Their everyday lives are bombarded with “vote for me”

Excuse me, would you

pleas.

We’ve

Mailboxes are stuffed with endless pieces of junk mail filled with more “I will” statements, most of which are then promptly broken. For those who aren't interested in politics, they have to

all

every time

run into them from

make

time to time as they

it

fundraising adolescents

Ricker

If

young

communi-

them.

ty they

I

I

I

have to

start off

by saying that

es, sports

teams,

My which I

fork over

to

problem

is

not with the need

money, but the ways

it

is

commonly

to pick

a I

go

up a carton

in

of milk.

done.

During each encounter he not only stops

me

at the

entrance of

and manners before

so.

They should be informed not to working on com-

act if they are

mission and understand that no

means I

have run into the same adoles-

months now.

doing

no.

should not have to deal with

being harassed to fork over money time

I

turn

down

the offer by say-

ing no thank you. I

was hoping he would

to a

youngster on a sports team

every time start to

get the hint that I’m not interested

I

go

to pick

up a carton

of milk.

Guess what?

am

the store but also as I'm exiting

after continually refusing to pur-

the store.

chase a chocolate bar, but instead

are selling

of backing down, he has become

do not waste time asking me

more confrontational.

twice.

Each time he asks if would like to buy a chocolate bar and each I

If

I

interested in 1

will

buy

what you it,

so please

Spoke

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being affected. It would be a lot easier on everyone if the Tories were to bite the bullet and keep their campaigning skills inside the House of Commons to make their minority government work. The current government claims they are willing to do

They claim they are actively moving in a forward direction. However, rumours of a spring election are rampant. The Liberals worked with a minority government for years; the Conservatives should do the same. After all, two elections in two years is one too many.

would

before leaving the store.

who

Landscapes are overrun with signs which just add to the garbage problem. Having campaigns once every four years is enough for Canadians, unless there is a large scandal or the coun-

1

,

faithful

stand outside grocery stores and

attempted to walk

him 1 had no spare change he would tell me to get cash back

Tara

impossible to escape.

I’m talking about the

I

into the store, but after

nearly

suffer through hearing others mutter about parties, agendas, policies and leaders.

try’s integrity is

Not only would he bombard me

like to

buy a chocolate bar ?

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ifiion

Reunion tour

SPOKE, March

Spring forward

rip-off?

2007

19,

— Page 5

more

is

This summer, the Police will tour for the first time since 1984.

The

May

tour on

like

kick off

peerless trio will

their reunion

28

in

Adam

Vancouver, B.C. And as is perhaps befitting of a

band of the Police’s calibre and fame, 22 of the 36 scheduled North American gigs were already sold out by press time. In

some of

tickets for

fact,

the

venues sold out within minutes of

becoming available. It seems some venues want to take advantage of the hype that

Spring forward and

Hannon Opinion

will

adjust

Unfortunately, these diehards are the ones being preyed upon.

Don't get me wrong, the Police were (are?) a great and very talent-

ral light

their

Peggy

will

O’Neill

longer daylight hours, but

coming three weeks earlier. The Canadian government decided to go along with the United

week of April. But we all know what happened when we rang in the year 2000 ... absolutely nothing and this time around it was the same thing. The media, computer experts and the general public made our new

ridiculous ticket prices.

of another band with a long history,

on Sunday, Nov. 3. The main goal is to save energy and money in the long run, by hav-

In fact, floor tickets to their

show

8

at the

Nov.

Air Canada Centre

in

Toronto are selling for $225. They are even offering package deals, ranging in price from $260 $425.

to

even searched for the

I

be,st

seats

through the Gold

available

Seat Package (also

Hot know as the two

floor tickets I’d pay

for to see the Police,

paid $80 for

I

Maiden. Might 1 add that Iron Maiden has

to see

probably sold more records than the Police, since they have more than twice as

many

releases.

Sting's success and notoriety as

months of car insurance package),

a solo artist

and the closest available seats were

factors

might be one of the high ticket

the

affecting

1

1

it

Maiden. $225

British metal giants Iron

The same

start

ing

more hours of daylight

in the

evenings.

However, it has created a lot of stress for hundreds of technological wizards.

Places

like

have relies on

that

advanced technology that the dates and time to be precise, were all scrambling to program their computers for the big change. Computer experts even went as our new spring

prices for the aforementioned con-

far as saying that

Yes, that was 28 ... trust me, I looked for the decimal place which

certs.

forward would be a mini Y2K, because the computers wouldn't be

might indicate row two, seat eight but to no avail. For $225 to $425 a ticket. I'd better be close enough

appears to be greed.

row 28!

in

.

.

.

drummer Andy Summers to not some 25 to 30

for

sweat on me metres away.

some

To

.

.

.

The dominating

however,

factor,

their clocks

until

the first

spring forward out to be a disaster for

hospitals

ahead

changing

house to afford concert

to

it

does

the popula-

we

fact that

do need to start conserving energy, and I think this is a good step for-

and end

goes along with a reunion tour - the hype that allows them to charge

policy

Opinion

daylight

States’s

time on Sunday, March

be saving energy due to our

make the majority of tion more aware of the

people off guard with daylight time

fans should have to mortgage their

attended the concert

longer.

can't be positive that everyone

many

ed band, but that shouldn’t mean tickets.

I

clocks and then keep on going as usual, but this year caught

I

because they will have more natu-

back are

fall

both normal parts of our year.

Most people

In the fall

winter forward

some companies and

institu-

tions.

Although the new change may have been a hassle for programmers who spent hours trying to avoid disorder and confusion at 2 a.rrp on March 1, it is going to be worth the energy we'll be saving. The assumption is that Canadians 1

won’t be using as much

electricity

ward.

The majority of annoyances most ple

likely be

who own

will

experienced by peoBlackberries,

cell-

phones or electronic day timers who will now have to manually reset the time.

you knew about the new daytime in advance then it would have been a good idea to have a backup plan like saving onto anothIf

light

er drive for security.

The new “winter forward” hasn't been that detrimental and personally I’m willing to give up that hour of sleep and possibly experience a mini Y2K for the energy that we will be saving over the next few months.

Greed on behalf of the venues. Greed by the band’s management.

How

far

does

it

run

?

would be a sad day to see the band fronted by Sting, the rock star It

especially

people,

diehard fans, the high cost of tick-

might seem a small price to pay for a chance to see a band they never thought ets for these concerts

they'd get the opportunity to see again.

who

supported environmentalist and humanitarian movements in the ’80s, and performed at the rock telethon to raise money for the victims, succumb families of 9-1 to avarice and corruption. 1

The glass always

is

half

full

my 20 years of livhave really come to appreciate life. I have learned that not every day is guaranteed, and tomorrow is not promised. Throughout

ing.

I

Vanessa Butler

During the trials and tribulations, good times and bad, which have made up my life. I've tried to keep a positive outlook on most situations.

When

lemon,

I

life

would

has thrown

me

like to think that

a I

have come out of that situation with a damn good glass of lemonade. In every instance, the glass is half full

versus

being

empty. everything has half

Opinion frustrated or aggravated

is

wrong.

Sometimes things don’t work out, or the outcome happens to be one that is not in your favour. You can’t change the past, but you can shape

own

and create your saying, deal with

it

future.

in

I’m

a positive

Seeing the good in really shaped who I am today. Someone who appreciates life,

manner. Agree to disagree. Forgive and forget. Don’t hold grudges,

loves to laugh and looks forward to

has in store.

what

Looking back, the number of hours I’ve spent laughing far outweigh the minutes in my life I’ve

is

next.

don’t handle situations in a negative manner. Disinterest or the I

unwillingness to listen and problem solve only brings about attitudes and an unsettled atmosphere.

you never know what tomorrow

spent crying.

I

cherish

my

ability to

wake up with a smile, and look ward to my day ahead. I don’t

forlike

their ability to thoroughly listen to

what I should have or could have done better, only what I can and will do next time. Thinking of the glass as being half empty evokes greed. Constantly wanting more or thinking what’s in it for me, won’t get you the results

one another, the world would be a

you’re

I

think listening

is

key.

The

ability

comprehend someone’s words what they are is a gift. Absorbing what someone is trying

to

for

to

express

listener.

I

is

you as a everyone used

essential to

think

if

better place.

Some may find my view of life from such a positive standpoint a bit unbelievable, or perhaps annoying.

I’m not saying getting upset.

to think about

looking

for.

Appreciating

what you have and building on it, will. Realizing what you have to work with and having fun are key. Make sure you do it with a smile and a positive

attitude.

Student at work engineering and technology student, Nate Dempster, washes down the mats in the in room of the rec centre. Dempster has worked at the centre for the past four years multi-purpose exercise machines, the weight room and does maintenance. Some of his tasks include cleaning the Fourth-year

civil

towels, as well as sweeping and mopping the change rooms and the building clean. “It’s pretty busy around here, he said. keep cleaning the gym, all which help and fills in whenever needed. week a shifts works two usually Dempster putting

away weights and washing


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News

— SPOKE, March 19, 2007

Students test software skills MCCORMICK

By TIFFANY Documents,

shows

slide

of the competition and said he is looking forward to the local level

and

spreadsheets were the order of the

day as students took part in Conestoga's first IT Software Application Competition on Feb. 15.

The competition, a

for all

first

colleges across Ontario, was spon-

by Skills Canada Ontario which had students testing their using Microsoft abilities PowerPoint, Word, Excel and sored

where “I will have to know my stuff and prove that I can do it again."

He

is hoping to continue on to Canadian level “just to see what skills I can come away with.”

the

The

he already applied

skills

in the

him as he said he uses PowerPoint every week and Word for typing assignfirst level

are practical to

ments.

who

Chipperfield,

is

graduating

end of the semester, said he would have taken part in the competition next year if he was still at

Access.

at the

Students had half-hour time frames to complete a slide show, mail merging documents, create advanced spreadsheets with formulas and a database with imported

Conestoga.

was

“It

a challenge and tested us

no other

like

exam could

test or

have,” he said.

data.

This competition has run for the past six years but only

for high

Josue

Perez,

operations

and

materials

a

management co-op he was drawn to

stu-

school students, and was expanded

dent,

to the college level.

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Canada aims

Skills

to

promote

careers in skills trade technologies

young people

to

viable

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in

choice for employment.

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Gail

for Skills

Canada Ontario,

said the

have always gone the past and are very popu-

competitions well in

know what

expect and

to

the

was

1

enthusiastic to be part of this for the first time,” he said.

Perez,

who can

see himself work-

manager

ing as a logistics

in the

next five years, said the competi-

was useful to him because in program they use “primarily Access and Excel. We do use Word and PowerPoint but not to a high tion

She said one of the main reasons Skills

Canada holds

these competi-

encourage more young at IT as a career.” There was no program specification for the competition, so anyone could sign up. "We wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to take part

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people to look

challenge,”

this

left:

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and Sylvia Holmes,

pose

legal office assistant co-ordinator,

a picture after the IT Software

for

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the

first

Skills

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Ontario,

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to the local level

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— Page 7

any sweeter

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— SPOKE, March

19,

Sports

2007

By ERIC MURPHY The Conestoga women’s

varsity indoor soccer

team advanced

Ontario College Athletic Association finals with a firstplace finish at the regional tournament at the Ontario Soccer to the

Association Centre in Vaughan March It

was a mix of excitement and

5.

relief as the

Lady Condors

clinched first place after a slow early morning start. Assistant coach, Rebecca Miller, wasn’t worried about the team’s lacklustre start against the Niagara Knights.

"Sometimes it’s harder getting focused during games and whoever -can adapt quicker is the Conestoga grad. “A 0-0 tie isn’t bad though. chances but

we just

early

morning

key,’’

said the

We

had more

couldn't put the ball in the net.”

game, the Condors sent a message to all of their competitors as they came out focused and aggressive during their game against the Fanshawe Falcons. Kim Lang, a business accounting student, put the Condors ahead In the next

by one with a goal

in the

opening minutes. Melissa DaSilva, a broke a 1-1 tie in the

first-year legal office administration student,

second half sending the Conestoga bench into a cheering frenzy. The Condors sealed the win as Amber Kennedy, a second-year

law and security administration student, beat the Fanshawe goalie with a blistering shot from the penalty spot. first win of their indoor season. was our first victory this season and it felt great,” said Lang. It was awesome. Wicked. Exciting.” The team felt they played well after their slow start in the morn-

This marked Conestoga’s “It

“We could have done better this morning,” said DaSilva. “But the coaches gave a real good speech and a lot of encouragement and we came out and played very well as a team." In the third game, Conestoga came out slow but managed to ing.

come out with a 1-1 draw against Redeemer College. “We looked a little tired and didn’t play one of our best games but we still finished in first and have a ticket to the regional finals,” said Miller. “It’s

going to be really good soccer and not

an easy journey but we’ll be ready.”

The OCAA March 22 and

regional championship will be held in

Vaughan

Photos by Eric Murphy

23.

Condor goalkeeper, Zettler, makes a diving attempt to stop Fanshawe

Top:

Cortney

College from scoring.

Above: Kim Lang, a business accounting student, tries to steal the ball from a Fanshawe Falcon player. The Condors beat the Falcons 3-2.

Amber Kennedy, a second-year

law and security

administration student, attempts to get the ball by

Niagara College defenders during in the OCAA regional tournament

March

5.

their first in

game

Vaughan

Left: Melissa DaSilva, a firstyear legal office administration

student, watches

in

anticipa-

as her shot makes it by the Niagara Knight keeper. The tion

game ended

in

a 0-0 draw.


Sports

SPOKE, March

Men’s indoor soccer team makes

to

it By

— Page 9

2007

19,

OCAA finals

ADAM BLACK

before

championship tourna-

the

ment.

The Conestoga men’s

“We're going

varsity

indoor soccer team advanced to the

top game,

OCAA

second tournament on

killed,”

OSA

improve.”

finals after placing

regional

the

at

March

5

at

the

Centre

Kiamil.

in

Vaughan. The players exploded

The

with excitement after their final match. It was a sigh of relief for the

display

team who had another slow

Geoff

start to

all

Johnstone

was

match 1-0 against the Niagara in a less-than-stellar per-

formance. "I feel ly

The Condors huddle at halftime during a game against the Fanshawe Falcons at the regional tournament at the OSA Centre in Vaughn on March 5. The game ended in a 1-1 draw and allowed Conestoga to advance to the OCAA championships.

emotionally and physical-

“They

drained,” said Johnstone.

always make it hard on me, we always (mess up) the first game and we have to fight our way back. But I’m so proud of the last two games, it was an emotional effort.”

The team their

slow

is

starts,

to bring

of the tournament was a

of

great

soccer.

Zoran Kukic

strips the ball

from a Fanshawe player

in

the

beat

concerned about and hopes to fix it

OSA

the

Centre.

make one

of his

many saves

against the

Condor

Photos by

defensive zone.

Rich Parsons attempts to steal the ball from a

prepares to

Fanshawe forward

in

the

Conestoga defensive zone.

Adam

Black

against the Niagara Knights.

The

season long.

gill

Ditchfield,

Osman

are going to have to

i djtfa

Condor goalkeeper, Shane Fanshawe Falcons.

our

Algoma

Thunderbirds in their second match 7-0 with two goals by Justin Barbuto and Jose Argueta and one apiece by Andy Ferreira, Kiamil and Zoran Kukic. In the third match they beat the Redeemer Royals 2-0 with goals by Argueta and Kiamil. The final match against the Fanshawe Falcons ended in a 1-1 draw with the lone goal scored by Jorge Cota. The OCAA championships will be held March 22 and 23 at the

ance, even though they lost their

Knights

rest

have

forward

said

“We

The Condors

ecstatic about his team’s perform-

first

to

not we’re going to get

Condors continued their aggressive play which they have been playing

the tournament.

Coach

if

The Condors

lost

1

-0.


News

— SPOKE, March 19, 2007

Page 10

Mount Kilimanjaro an exhilarating climb By JENN SPRACH (This

the first in

is

a

on

series

a two-part

stuck

said no.

Kilimanjaro.)

one of the most majestic mountains on the planet, attracting tourists from all

it’s

The most

amazing

to

be that

surprising thing

was

and and by the top they were pants and sweaters, Jordon

one of the largest mountains in the world with Uhuru Peak towering at an amazing 5,895 metres (19,336 feet) above sea level.

said.

in

is

is

there.

We

actually three inactive volca-

noes, none of which has ever had

The temperature

an eruption recorded.

at the

summit

is

a Canadian winter on a windy day, feeling like -30 C, said Carl.

While some prefer to absorb her magnificent beauty from the foot of the mountain, the more adventur-

like

mouse at the top,” said Jordon. “It was weird because there was nothing around, yet a mouse was there." “I did see

ous dare to climb to the highest point.

men Carl Waterloo Elstner, 60, and his son Jordon, 27, a former Conestoga College student, recently returned from a trip where they climbed up to Uhuru Local

When

Neither of them will be returning

climb Mount Kilimanjaro, although Jordon would like to climb a different mountain one day.

“Had we

a

asked what the best part of

the trip was, Jordon

think

I

try

to

there

go back

again,” said Carl.

it

trip

organized by

about

cost

Good

Earth not

$2,200,

including flight for the two-week vacation.

The

included the

price

mountain climb, a four-day of the Serengeti and hotels.

Anyone who

safari

travelling

is

to

Africa should bring extra clothes,

school supplies or anything they don’t need

anymore

for the resi-

dents.

“They’re very poor there. Mly guide had trouble affording batteries

for his headlamp,” said Carl,

replied “the

adding, "They truly appreciate any-

when of the moun-

thing you can give them.”

sense of accomplishment realized I’m at the top

failed,

would be a temptation

Tours

weather.”

it

to

started out

dense forestation and by the top you’re standing on an icefield, basically, you have to pack for all

said

top.

The

in

forever.”

was

a wonderful achievement for them to reach the

and

vegetation

you could see

Carl

the less

"The higher you climb

free-standing

tain,

come anywhere

that they started out in shorts

T-shirts

It’s

said,

high.”

is

over the world. It lies 328 kilometres south of the equator and

didn’t

It

near us,

Mount Kilimanjaro

are we,” Carl

that

in

adding “the guide just laughed and

Mount

to

trip

storm blowing in. “Oh crap, we’re not going to get

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They

started their ascent

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2007

19,

— Page 11

It’s

what’s inside that really counts

A man

many

of

faces,

Jesus Christ has been depicted as

white, black,

blued eyed and rough skinned

RICHMOND

By BJ

Mary Gargton, ice

(This

is

the first in a three-part

on the history and

series

life

of

said the merchandise in their store

portrays he’s black or

if

North merchan-

traditional

a

American doesn’t matter

Ausburg

for

Fortress Publishers in Kitchener,

Jesus Christ.)

It

customer serv-

a

representative

Jesus. “In our

dise, Jesus

primarily of white

is

white.

For that matter,

it

doesn't matter

he’s Asian, Arab, fat, thin, short

if

or

tall.

the world, all that truly matters

who he

“His

To most Christians around is,

and

white

is

that is Jesus Christ.

hands and like

as snow;

hairs

wool, as white

his feet like unto

Since the 19th century, the race debate.

has been a topic of Even theologians from the

early

history

fine brass,

of Jesus

of

burned

Christianity

in

as

if

they

a furnace.”

Revelations,

argued about the physical appear-

1 : 14-15

ance of the Son of God.

Throughout years,

different

depicted Jesus, figures,

cal

2,000 societies have past

the

in

among other biblitheir own image.

For example, such western as Leonardo da Vinci

descent.”

The

store

a

is

Lutheran-based

artists

bookstore, which sells primarily

and Michelangelo traditionally portrayed Jesus as Caucasian, handsome, long-haired and blue-eyed. However, artists from the African Region often depict Christ as a dark, rough-skinned individual with short hair and

to Lutherans but is also open to the community. Selling church supplies, religious books and gifts, Gragton said the store does not

commonly (Photo by BJ Richmond)

some debate

Although

scends race and

some

In

it

is

the race and descent of Jesus Christ, others believe the the man inside that truly matters.

Mark Goodacre,

Dr.

white depictions of Jesus Christ are criticized or outright dismissed.

a

New

Testament

scholar at the University of Birmingham, said he believes Jesus was not white or black, yet somewhere in between. In 2001, while collaborating with

“his feet like unto fine brass, as

was a Jew and nothing

religion

terized as the race of the artist or

of Jewish people, which date back to the third century, portrayed

target audience of the art.

recent incidents

which fueled the race debate was Britain’s The New Nation newsJesus

Christ as history’s top black icon

October 2004.

in

Since textual evidence and specific descriptions of Jesus are lim-

may never be any sciproof to support the theoabout Jesus’ race.

ited, there

entific ries

them as dark-skinned, thus Jesus would have been to.

Dr.

David Haskell,

fessor

in

the

descriptions in

at

about the fact Jesus historical-

or in scripture says that this is not the case.” The images in the Bible are full of vague poetic imagery, which attempt to glorify the heavenly

assistant pro-

of journalism

is

ly

matter, contradicting itself, the descriptions are generally taken

Laurier University and expert in

name

tran-

the other hand, nothing

surprising

said even the earliest depictions

intended to be historically accurate and are always charac-

to

God

With the Book of Revelations, and most of the Bible for that

ly not

paper’s decision

of

they burned in a furnace.”

as highly symbolic.

are usual-

“On

if

the BBC’s Son of God program, Goodacre came up with his own theory on Jesus’ appearance. He

One of the most

Son

body of Jesus, rather than give an accurate description of him. These glorified depictions of Christ are the ones typically

Wilfrid

media, said the the Bible cannot

merchandise sold

be interpreted as natural descrip-

found

tions.

Christian-related gift shops.

in

at

tomers which colour Jesus was. Haskell said he agrees that the colour and race of Jesus Christ are

who

worship Christianity. “I can’t read his mind, but based on what we know, I don’t think Jesus would have made a big deal about appearances.” Parks put it simply when he said Jesus transcends race. “It doesn’t matter what colour skin Jesus had, it was the man inside that mattered.”

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ered?

Parks said he agrees that Jesus would have likely been olivecoloured like any typical Jewish man of that era. “He was obviously Jewish and from the line of David. There is nothing in his genealogy that says he is any different.”

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showers bring May colours

April SUMMER MCPHEE

By

News

— SPOKE, March 19, 2007

“The colours

are earth tone but

with a shimmer,” said Solis. “You

"Women feel they always have to keep up with the new trends to be attractive,” said is

Drug

a cosmetician at Shoppers

“Everyone wants

Mart.

who

Mariela Solis, to

feel

She said a

lot

women

of

important for them to

new

attend

notes

take

feel

it

is

know what

collections are for spring.

added

Solis artists

a

in

gloss colours are very

lip

A

lot

of copper, golds and

beiges are going to be coming in.”

lar for

spring than others,

women

watch what colours they’re using based on their eye still

need

to

colour.

colour

their

and shoe patterns,” said “They make it seem like more than just makeup, they make it seem like it’s fashion to wear.” She said if a natural, casual look is coming out then the makeup will sories Solis.

some people

Solis said

think

if

you have blue eyes you shouldn’t wear blue eye shadow. “It’s not that you wear blue, it’s a certain shade of blue you should avoid.” she said. like

“It’s

red lipstick, everyone

can wear red

lipstick, just not the

same shade.”

reflect that.

seen

certain

collections

the clothes are casual

makeup

be

then

will

and

earth

She added knowing what colours are going to

make

stand out the most

a

woman’s eyes

is

as simple as

(Photo by

Lisa Watier

is

one

of

Shoppers Drug Mart’s

makeup

first

lines to

come

Summer McPhee)

out with spring’s

new shades.

using the colour wheel.

tones.”

She

“The neutral.

She added even though certain

choices on clothing textures, acces-

the

winter season be popular into

will continue to

colours are going to be more popu-

and pictures because know what colours are and what the designers

“They even base

“I’ve

and

glosses have been

in the

makeup

are bringing out.

where

lip

very popular

shows and

of

lot

fashion

they want to

coming

them up.” She said

the spring.

attractive.”

the

can wear them casually, or dress

added

the

shadow

eye

colours for spring 2007 are purple,

grey and

green

with

a

tropical

island feel to them.

“Anything opposite to your eye is a contrast and is going to make your eyes look dramatic.” Diem Nguyen, who is a first-year

colour

business student at Conestoga, said most women love to know what’s in because it allows general

Who

to

maintain the image that

“If they feel dark skin

is

what’s

in

two weeks

there

“Stay."

be a graduation ceremony complete with a cake and certificates honouring those who have

“Lay down.”

passed.

will

To

“Don’t move.”

The words echo through where puppies and

class,

the

their par-

known as owners, learn commands so they can com-

ents, also

basic

municate

“Going

puppy

class

is

assum-

ing that you have a blank slate about puppies,” said the owner of

Pet Stop, a store located at

Doon I

600

commands

every

dog owner should know.” Pet Stop offers two evening classes, starting at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, with a flat rate of $125 for six sessions.

more

I’m teaching the parent,” said Mike Roy, the owner. “It’s

that

teach the parent

how

to teach

their puppies.”

(Photo by Samantha Saechao)

and Jacob, a border collie cattle dog, are the seniors of the Pet Stop class. They show examples of the basic movements to other dogs in the class. Peter, a border collie lab,

Come and Join

This

Pet

is

Stop’s

first

puppy

class and a total of six parents and their

are

12

least

received two sets of vaccinations.

The dog must and

puppies have registered. They

now

into their fourth

us in The Conestoga Dining

week of

Room

here at the Waterloo Campus.

also

wear

a leash

collar.

have reviews n’t

to at

missed a person doesworry since there are

the beginning of each

session.

“There’s

also

homework.”

said

Hospitality

Management Year 2

it."

to

any length to

she said.

“It's

assigned every week and

just to

go over what was taught

Roy. it’s

in the class."

Each week another basic is added to the previous basic command and by the end of the course, all one can hope for is that the puppy has learned to at least sit, if not all the basics that have been taught. The next classes will begin on Mondays starting April 2 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

To join or to find out more, Roy at 519-748-2333.

call

Kitchener boasts budget surplus By ROSS

ALDWORTH

class will prepare a four-course dinner for you.

Cutbacks to spending, unexpected tax revenue and a large return on investments have helped the City of Kitchener realize a $4.46 million operating fund surplus as of Dec. 31, 2006.

Though

the surplus

less than the projected

was

slightly

$4.6 million

predicted

2005.

ing.

Supplementary property taxes added $1.4 million to the total. Supplementary taxes are generated

in budget reports in August 2006. no one is complain-

“Obviously that,

I’m very pleased through prudent spending and

sound budgeting practices, staff has been able to realize a surplus,” chair of the city’s finance and cor-

porate services committee.

He

also

pointed out the fact that the surplus

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$400,000 in savings from vacant city staff positions and $833,000 in winter maintenance costs was saved due to fewer winter events. As well, the City’s investment income exceeded its $3.1 -million budget by $1.6 million due to interest rates that were almost 51 per cent higher in 2006 as compared to Nearly

resulted

said Councillor Berry Vrbanovic,

The

go

will

achieve

Village Rd. “In these classes

teach the basic

“I

puppy has to weeks old and

join a class, the

at

If a class is

better.

to a

be

considered attractive then

is

the dogs out?

training and in just

“Sit.”

and

women

society considers attractive.

let

SAMANTHA SAECHAO

By

them

helped city residents through improvements to services and reductions of taxes. “It’s always nice to realize a surplus, especially one that is tied significantly to staff doing more with less,” added Councillor John Smola, vice chair of the finance and corporate services committee. As a whole, city departments came in $1.2 million under budget.

directly

when ments

the City issues extra assessto properties that are

newly

constructed or have had improve-

ments made to them. The city does not budget for this revenue as it fluctuates greatly from year to year.

The surplus funds have been transferred to the city's tax stabilization reserve fund.

Money from

used to fund out-of-theordinary, usually one-time, expenthis

fund

is

ditures.

Additionally,

funds

are! often

transferred from the reserve fund to the operating budget to reduce the

amount of

tax dollars required to

fund the operations of the City.


1

Entertainment

Horoscope Week of March

Aries March

2

1

Cambridge

Libra September 23 October 22

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April 19

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Your stubbornness usually gets you what you want but you won't always be that fortunate. Being stubborn can have its downside and if you aren't careful, you may an opportunity lose out on

comes to matters of the heart you enjoy playing games to keep you entertained. While you keep reaching

because of

prised

it.

line.

May

-

20

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your best calm a situa-

too

much

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August. Black he

“We’ve been here

business where people will find

_

on Collierbetween Bishop Street and Sheldon Drive. On one side of the building is Lennie B, a restaurant/

The

will

“I’ve heard of Lennie B, but I’ve never

year of a machine tool integrator

and builder apprenticeship Conestoga through ATS.

Hammer

Black’s

aspects of

key

is

in

all

life.

things are best

unspoken.

left

is

June 22

July 22

-

December 22

-

more or

trans-

less a sports bar

said.

is

a virtue you possess. listen to

an

argument or annoying noise and remain calm. How do you do it? When others ask, share your knowledge, everyone could use a little

more

to you. Numbers have meanings and you can immediately spot a good deal or wise choice.

easily

Don't be afraid to share this

may be

patience.

-

skill,

it

January 20

$2.95 beers, which you

for

pound

a

of

jumbo

You imagination keeps a childish charm to your ways as you

pain for you

have the ability to see things from a completely different perspective. Be cautious though, sometimes your imagination can overreact and leave you feeling

to help

out but you'd rather be the hero

than

the

helper.

high-handed,

it

Don't be too takes

a

of

lot

courage to ask for help.

February 19

will

you

accomplish? The last word in movies is usually the big climax of a ready-made relationship but reality

isn't

what you

-

to

do venues

scripted, be careful

say.

at

said.

to

be bringing

in

groups. We expect to put 3,000 to 4,000 people in the park-

name

'

ing lot.”

Black said the idea is to appeal to as many people as possible. “Thursday night we’re going to be spinning vinyl,” he said. “Friday nights will be a rock night. We want to cater Saturday nights to country western and on Sundays

said he hasn’t decidgoing to check Lennie B out for himself or wait until someone he knows tells him they like it. Black said he is pleased with business so far, but he understands it’s going to take time to grow. “It’s like anything else. You’ve got to advertise, you’ve got to do interviews and you’ll get the word out,” he said. “Once the word gets out and people know you’re here, they’ll come. If you build it, they will come.”

ed

if

he

is

By AARON

SCHWAB

Christie said the crowd’s reaction

March 9 and

marked the first annual GO! Music Festival .at multiple venues across uptown 10

life saver.

Intransit’s application to the festi-

to

the

point of self-neglect. While lending a helpful hand

is

a wonderful

characteristic

McCormick

ous

live

a third-year

journalism student holding

palm of her hand.

fate

heard there were a

lot

of

applications to play in the festival

and

band’s 45-minute set was

warmer than he had been expecting. “Lots of different people were out at the

show

that

may

not nor-

mally have been exposed to our style of music or the shows we normally play,” he said. “But we got an amazing amount of great energy from the crowd, during and after the

set.

We

received a ton of great

remarks from audience members, more than at an average show. “People seemed more compelled to approach us, both other bands and fans - there was a very sup-

portive and positive vibe through-

out the night.” Christie said

hosts

GO!

if

year, he’d definitely sign

“We would with

Goes On

the Beat

for a second consecutive

up again.

love to share the stage

some of K-W’s

best bands and

contribute even more to this

com-

munity.”

can be seen performing Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto with Vacuity on April 20, and at the Shadow in Guelph with Machete Avenue on April 30. For Intransit

live

at

the

more information on

Intransit, visit

www.intransitonline.com.

CLASSIFIED

was accepted.

“We is

his

to

Starlight

others but it's

hit

Go! Music Festival

you have, don't forget about yourself and your needs. You can't always be the

You enjoy helping sometimes so much

in the

he

Local rock band a

val

Tiffany

in the

music performances at the Lounge, Jane Bone, Duke of Wellington, Huether Hotel and the Fox and the Fiddle across the two nights, and featured over two dozen bands from the area. Mike Christie, vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Waterloo indie rock band Intransit, played on March 10 at the Fox and the Fiddle, and said he was flattered to hear

March 20

No matter the situation you always want the last word and the why? What

tour.

“We’re going

The festival, hosted by the Beat Goes On, consisted of simultane-

Pisces

August 23 September 22

exit,

Champion

Waterloo, and one Waterloo musician hopes it won’t be the last.

like a scared child.

Virgo

grand

Black said eventually he is going to bring in professional wrestling, professional boxing and the Ultimate Fighter

February 18

you are always willing

in the back,”

-

You like giving but don't like when people ask. Donating to the less fortunate isn't a

summertime

portable trailers and bringing big

Aquarius

August

22

as

to do.”

a wise investment.

Leo July 23

of business come

are

many people

‘There’s so

much

“We’re going

free pool,” he said.

can’t get any place in town, and

Investments are right up your alley as matters

we

living here, but there’s not very

’em poker and

wings.” Patience

so frustrating that

“It’s

with free darts, free Texas hold

$4.99

Unlike many, you can

any

Hammer

“We have

January 19

feels

growing so quickly but all the Tim (Photo by Natalie Anderson) city keeps building are Hortons and townhouses,” he Len Black, owner of the Mirage,

from the other location. opened his new bar, Lennie B, on Lennie B opened March 3 and March 3 in Cambridge. Black said they have been quite “It’s

Capricorn

he

lacking

is

at

nightlife.

busy.

Cancer

said

Cambridge

and Chantel. Black said he expects Ty-Chant to be open by the end of March. Eventually the Mirage will open in the back part of the building, ferred

been there,” said Josh is in his second-

Hammer, who

become a dance club

but not until the licence

to be spread-

ing interest.

other side

after

The word seems

ing through the city and spark-

currently under construction

is

it’s

we’re moving to the

if

other side of town.”

complex” MacMillan,

While information can be good, you need to remember that some

communication

in the enter-

years,” he said. “It’s the sort of

“entertainment

versation

refined as

not worried that

tainment business for 12 or 13

opening what

is

an

called

time.

it

is

affect his business.

location in

with your words. Don't lose this

keep

said he

not as

new

into the

tion or get yourself out of trouble

ability, rather

in

move

called Ty-Chant,

usually at the

first

you. We’re only a block over,

and

you often say wrong

Just like a child,

is

easily

bringing

He

kids, Tyler

skill;

bar’s

was a success, between 50 and 60

Blackshop, currently located in the west Galt area, plans to

tavern/nightclub.

"

the

night

moving his establishment off of a main street in Cambridge will

owners of The Blackshop Restaurant in Cambridge. The

Sagittarius

..Sgl

June 2

-

1

to the

said

karaoke people.

Black sold the Hespeler Road

October 23

November

the

Cambridge’s nightlife may be looking up, as Len Black, owner of the Mirage in Cambridge, looks to fill' the void left by Fiddler’s Green and the Lit Big Horn. building that housed the Mirage

-

karaoke.”

Black

Scorpio

revenge.

Gemini H

sur-

Revenge is often attached to you as you are not one to let others get away with their wrong doings. While ensuring those you love are not huit, do not huit others and

become

we have

it

something better don't be if you end up losing.

for

Taurus April 20

When

nightlife

ANDERSON

By NATALIE

Can't get no satisfaction seems to

be your tag

— Page 13

2007

19,

Lennie B livens up

2007

19,

SPOKE, March

we were happy

solid area,”

know

to play with a

group of bands from the he said.

Window to start,

“It’s

awesome

to

you’re being recognized by

your community for your music.”

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— SPOKE, March

Entertainment

2007

19,

Phantom absolutely By ANNELISE THOMPSON

throughout the production and you can't help but

Somehow given

at

a

the

Phantom of

the

standing

ovation

He

character.

end of a recent Opera performance

love with the

fall in

brings

him when he showed no com-

adequately express the appreciation felt by every member

heart truly bleeds for

of the audience. I, along with everyone else

passion to me!”

did

not

theatre,

was hooked

of

sense

a

humanity to the tormented genius. There is no “bad guy” and your shouts, “the world

and

was

you can’t help but

who

voice

is

Sarah Lawrence and

tom has written

of Christine

1

had the pleas-

Don Juan

Lawrence perform.

my

breath

away with

truly feel the passion these

love scene

and

astonishing accuracy

made

instrumentals

Michael

role, but

ing

needs

where

a

is

It

Raoul

who

Gillis,

to

throughout

thought that

work on

Cameron

Inc.

his

Music by: Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics by: Charles Hart

his pac-

His

ballads.

down went

thanks to the attentiveness of the

The only criticism of the producwas the casting of Kate Wray

had ever heard but the true angel of music was John Cudia who played the phantom. Cudia’s voice flawlessly and fluently flows from forceful to faint

by:

Mackintosh and the Really Useful Theatre Company

plays

conductor.

1

Presented

Starring: John Cudia, Marni

Rabb and Michael

Gillis

most, but that was

unnoticed by

the arias with

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

entirely of lyrics

speeding up and slowing

I

two char-

Raoul, was picture perfect for the

the full-

she had the most beautiful voice

dur-

helplessly watches from his balcony seat.

1

opera,

It is

acters have for each other.

ness of her fermatas.

As Laurence sang

own

for his

the Triumphant.

ing this performance where you can

She was perfectly cast as the innocent and naive chantress and she was able to make us feel empathetic to her tainted and twisted relationship with the phantom. But the icing on the cake was the power, parameter and perfection that was her voice. She hit every note in every range effortlessly and took

a doubt the best have ever seen, and I feel truly blessed to have experienced this masterpiece first hand. Bravo!

production

from the moment he

incredible

and vocals

seamlessly held the entire pro-

was without

It

Cudia’s

is

duction together.

fall in

love with the character.

And though

music of the night

a result of the brilliance that

incredible skills of the conductor,

and

out the production

Daae is shared between Marni Rabb and ure of seeing

Giry,

Lloyd Webber, Sarah Lawrence, John Cudia and the

forceful to faint through-

ear.

role

Meg

Andrew

from

fluently flows

appears on stage until curtain call, he takes the show by storm during his fiery duet with Laurence on The Point of no Return, a song the phan-

The

short, the

In

Cudia’s voice flawlessly

with intricate details that pleased the as the score

During her duet with Laurence in the Angel of Music, she was off key, making audience members cringe and wince. But since this is the fourth pro-

opera.

off night.

after the first

The sets were all richly decorated and drew you into the production

much

quite apparent

hopefully she was just having an

magically before our eyes.

pleased the

was

it

her background was ballet and not

duction she has played

in the

few minutes of the production. As soon as the Phantom of the Opera melody started in the overture, and the chandelier began to rise, 1 had goosebumps all over my skin. As the melody continued the set transformed from a broken down auction house to the lavish stage setting of a 19th century opera house

eye as

vocals, but

‘phan’tastic

Based on the novel Fantome de I’Opera

‘Le by:

Gaston Leroux

tion

Meg Giry. Wray attempted to handle the complexities of the score during her brief but essential

as

Where: The

Princess

of

Wales Theatre (Internet photo)

Joseph nothing short of amazing

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Prepping

Moksha yoga heating up By KRISTIN GR1FFERTY

referred to,

is

it

tures

What

better

feeling

there,

is

from your

than having the sweat

brow dripping down every inch of you as you contort your body and soul into challenging positions for the sake of your well-being? Some may argue against this, but for many, this new feeling is something they strive for on a basis.

daily

And how

this

is

achieved? a

It’s

new phenomenon

moksha yoga, and

gaining

is

it

many

popularity with

called

very loyal

followers.

Moksha yoga,

or “hot yoga” as

is

a series of pos-

and positions

tised in a heated studio.

The

The room temperature

is

set at

40 C.

used to help stretch, strengthen and tone muscles while detoxifying the body and ridding it of all negative enerseries

ing and centring the body.

that are prac-

gy-

With several different types of classes, for beginners and the advanced, moksha yoga is more

antly surprised.

who practises hot yoga in Toronto, said there is a sense of calm and accomplishment that comes with practising regularly.

“When

heard about hot

first

I

similar to regular yoga, the

thought it would be too overwhelming to be able to centre myself while in such a hot room,” said Garneau. “But the heat really helps me focus on myself and what my body is doing.”

added element of extreme heat causes the individual to focus on the body itself, as well as breath-

Merissa Wallace, a newcomer to the practise, said she was worried she wouldn’t be able to handle the

some

physically challenging than

might believe. While the positions and poses are

yoga,

I

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is

little

intense,”

she admitted. "But after one class,

was dying to go back and really work on my poses.” According to believers, moksha yoga can help heal many ailments I

including

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stress,

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And

for

playoffs

pressures of the heat while learning the poses, but she was pleas-

Michaud Garneau,

Instructor

is

— Page 15

2007

19,

as they say at the

end of

each session, namiste.

sports

Conestoga

at

College are gearing up for the playoffs.

Brooms and week

D.

In ice hockey, the

Snap-One-Off are

tied after

Both

six action atop the standings.

teams have a 5-0-

record for 11

1

points each. a

In

for

tie

are

third

R

the

Northstars and S. Predators, with 4-

2-0 records. Coulter Eastwood

is

leading the league in scoring with

10 goals and nine assists, while

Dan

Gregorio of the

sec-

ond

with

Predators

S.

nine

is

and eight

goals

assists.

In ball

hockey there

is

also a tie for

the lead.

Local tournament aiming for Guinness record By

MEGHAN KRELLER

the City of

books

tradition

Waterloo

may

in the

put

record

play quick,

this spring.

The 22nd annual Roadbreakers Road Hockey Tournament is shooting to make the Guinness Book of World Records and officially be recognized as the

hockey tournament

The

324 teams

in

order to

obtain the record. (Internet photo)

just

“I

thought

it

was so

we had to check and see.”

incredible

Shelley Lawrence,

past but we’ve never actually gone for the record,” said Lawrence.

reached, almost 1,300 kids will play simultaneousIf the

ly in the first

Roadbreaker committee

Lawrence

its

Roadbreakers committee ber Shelley Lawrence

make

it

is

round of four-on-four. said even before

checking the facts, she knew the tournament had to be the largest of

member

they can

target

is

mem-

confident

happen.

kind.

“I just

ble

in the

was so incredicheck and see,” she

thought

we had

way

communi-

to get the

going for a record creeven more excitement, said Lawrence.

ty together,

ates

“Now

that the kids

and communi-

ty are excited about

way

a great

it’s

it,

everyone working together and get Waterloo in the

to

to the

tournament has never waned, growing steadily from hardly any participants

should pay

more than 300

to

Command

is

17-5

a

games

Third are the Rusty Trombones

16-8 and fourth are the Shooters at

Proceeds from the tournament go The Central Ontario

Riding a

Stables,

The Over Nets

the Night just

ing to children with disabilities.

218

who

also the fund

is

for

tor

Pride

Stables,

said

the

Roadbreakers tournament usually raises about $20,000 which is used to sponsor children for the program and for the general upkeep of the farm.

Hawks

are

two points behind

are

welcome

to

register until April 2 at a cost of

are in

third at 15-3

is

on

at

first

their tails,

Team

at 16-2.

and the Norfolk

Elite are in fourth at 12-5-1.

The Over Nets have had a potent offence in getting to the top, scoring a whooping 936 points.

And

in soccer, the Dirty

and Norfolf

Cheats

Elite are tied at the. top

with 3-0-2 records each. In third are Kirchoff’s

Teams of four

.5

with a 17-2 record for 34 points, but

Kitchener-based organization that

Lawrence,

1

Volleyball also has a tight race at the top.

provides therapeutic horseback rid-

manager and volunteer co-ordina-

is

second with a 16-7 mark.

in

14-9.

Crew

at 2-

and fourth is Get Rec’d at 2-3. Nathan Bradshaw is leading the 1-2

$100 per team. For more information regarding

offence for the Dirty Cheats, scoring

registration

ROGERS I 0 1

other

or

inquiries

general visit

four times to lead the league.

Your World Right

www.roadbreakers.ca

Now

I

Top 10

goons’ antics

for

charge with

the kids play hard.”

get

to

The community’s response

it

mean, who else does this?” Although the tournament in itself

NHL teams

a great

books,” she said.

said. “I

“We’ve had enough teams

is

Rusty Manor

ball.

the

behind

Program/Pride

University of Waterloo, will need to register

dodge

In

leading

record. K.

Development

event, held April 28 at the

fourth with a 3-2-1 record.

about having fun,” said Lawrence. “Everything is calm but

to

world.

game

the winners advance. “It’s

biggest street in the

made up of boys and 15. The kids non-contact games and

are

ages eight to

girls,

the Architects

day six. In third are the Domers at 42 and the Hasty Passion Flak'ies are

teams, said Lawrence,

Teams

A community

Team Corrupt and

are tied with 5-1 records after

RealTrax™ ring tunes What do New York Ranger tough guy, Ryan Hollweg, and Toronto

1

considering one

is

meal

the top blue-

that

and second leading scorer for his team and one is a career

tims of vicious attacks.

He Opinion

New

of

Now we

Jersey

Devil

have

all

seen stick work

we saw from

Chris

NHL

came

in the past.

The

down

hard but fair on him, slapping Simon with a minimum sentence of 25 games, the longest in terms of games in league history.

The

latter

incident, however,

is

the one that really rattled me, and

made me question Hollweg was the unlucky two-handed slash

a lot of league

recipi-

policies. Janssen isn’t really

to the

you would

of Islander toughguy Chris Simon, and what a shot it was. I mean it would’ve made Babe Ruth proud. Only a few days

er” in the

Maple Leaf blue-liner Tomas Kaberle was the unfortu-

that

nate target of a late-hit

ry of total penalty minutes,

ent of a

face courtesy

previous

from the

the Leafs are without one of their

-

trust

me

He

season whether he plays or not. So,

I

is is

wrong with

it,

is

the

the

everything

NHL

the type of player

today.

who

has

exactly one purpose in the game,

enforcer and former Guelph Storm Cam Janssen.

Simon

mean, let’s face it, the guy is a few french fries short of a happy meal.”

guy is short of a happy know, I went to

face

to hurt the other team’s best play-

elbow

similar to what

“I

let’s

school with him.

liner

American Hockey League grinder who is near the bottom of his team in points this season. However, the two were kindred spirits earlier this month as they were both vic-

mean,

I

a few french fries

Maple Leaf defenceman Tq#nas Kaberle have in common? Not a lot

89.

what

refer to as a “star play-

NHL. To date, he has played 86 games and has recorded one goal and zero assists and has a grand total of 17 shots. The thing stands out about his career

NHL stats

is

that

under the categoit

says*

ers.

The

set to

is

thing that has

worked

the

into such a frenzy is Kaberle is the exact opposite type of player. He is second only to Mats Sundin on the Leafs with 49 points and only 8 penalty min1

utes.

for

the

last

few

games,

Toronto has had to play without their best defenceman, while he has been out of the lineup due to a concussion and a bad case of the spins. The league handed down a three-game suspension to Janssen, a penalty which was far too lenient.

What purpose goes a little something like this. Let’s take this whole Kaberle situation for examI

ple.

Through no

fault

of their own,

turn,

in

make $2.28 the

New

He

million this

Jersey

$2.28 million

Week 1

.

2.

Devils

should have to sit out any number of players whose salaries add up to

Kaberle returns It’s as simple as that. What’s fair is fair. Why should one team have to play with a disadvanto

Leaf nation

So,

highest paid players in Kaberle.

4.

Akon

Go Getta -

until

action.

Don’t Matter -

3.

of March 5

Cupid's Chokehold - Gym Class Heroes

(R. Kelly

Chorus)

Young Jeezy

Irreplaceable Beyonce

-

5.

It's -

6.

Not Over

Daughtry

Lips of an Hinder

Angel

-

because another team goes headhunting? You can bet dollars to hockey pucks the New Jersey Devils did not miss Cam Janssen while he served his three-game suspension, but I can guarantee, the Leafs will miss Kaberle, especially while in the midst of a very tight Eastern Conference playoff tage

race.

All that being will

said,-

however,

it

never happen. League com-

missioner Gary

Bettman would

argue a solution such as the one I suggested would hurt the game by not showcasing the leagues’ stars

much as possible. Hmm, maybe we should send Cam Janssen to

as

talk to him.

7.

On The -

8.

Hotline

Pretty Ricky

This

Is

Why

I'm Hot (Chorus)

MIMS 9

.

What Goes Around / Comes Around -

10.

Justin Timberlake

You -

Lloyd

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2007

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