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Conestoga students on top of loans College has the lowest student loan default rate in Ontario By JESSICA BLUMENTHAL

The northern colleges have rates in the

Conestoga

is at

the top of

its

class

default

low 20 per cent brack-

et.

again.

of Ministry Ontario and Colleges

The

Training, Universities

released report

default

loan

institution.

OSAP.

Conestoga came out No.

1

with

lowest student loan default rate of any Ontario college or institute, at 8.4 per cent. have students “Conestoga the

mow Dy Students indulge their sweet tooth (

t

many mcuu/t/ttcn/

Megan

Gill,

planning assignment.

With the help of first-year law and security administration/police Canadian -soldiers should

some

students,

foundations

in

feel a little

Afghanistan'

more

at

and

to gather

even elementary schools supplies.

“We’ve been getting

a lot of sup-

said

donations,”

regarding

port

Collver.

Andy

300 tubes of toothpaste, to simple crafts from an elementary school, every contribution makes a differ-

From their professor

businesses

home

this spring.

Along with

to different corpo-

smaller

rations,

Knetsch, the group of students has been working together for more than a month to gather goods and

Zellers’ donation of about

ence, he said.

in

“We’ve been getting a

mid- April.

“(Afghanistan) has to be one of the worst places to be right now,

of

lot

support regarding donations.”

committee member, Louis Collver. “Any extras we can give them from home could make it just said

After being approached with the idea by Knetsch. who teaches a political science istration

course,

and public admina committee of

about 10 students was formed. The

committee

ADAM HANNON

Waterloo regional police are investigating the second theft from

a vehicle at the college this

a touchy subject, this project specifically for

not, the reality is

women

and

member

something.”

Knetsch

said, although

we

have'

it

he knows

or

location of the vehicle

only thing that

makes

it

is

not the

attractive

in

made from the March 10. An unknown person used 91

fraudulent 91

Although the

theft occurred in

In

rates

in

the

2006

related

location.

news, there was a

report

of education," Dinning said. In order to make paying loans back easier, you can negotiate

2004-05, and who defaulted on loan repayment obligations as of July 2006.

payments based on income. Dinning feels Conestoga has

loan

in

The average default rate for the Ontario college system was 13.6

informed consumers, in terms ot knowledge of payback options. Conestoga also has a higher

per cent. The other colleges on the

graduation

list

included private colleges. In the

2003-04 academic year, 20,776 loans were issued provincial ly.

the

incident,

which could

leges,

rate

which

is

other col-

than

a contributing fac-

tor.

From

to

start

of a pro-

finish

Loan

gram, 67 per cent of students

collection of student loans across

graduate compared to other colleges which have about 50 per cent of students graduate.

you

contact the police at 9:50 a.m. Police are currently investigat-

to

hierarchy based on rates and the quality

a

employment

students who were issued an Ontario Student loan in 2003-04. but who did not receive

money. Dinning said, but they don’t need to because students pay them back out of good faith and because they are getting jobs. If students have the money,

vehicle then

its

per cent and other private and public institutions with a rate of 6 per

the country) could chase

p.m. that day.

stereo

of

centre on

1

are very

of 5,7 per cent, and private career colleges with a rate of 16.8

National Student agency (the Centre responsible for distribution and

rec

1

"We

rate

Service

system was stolen from a red 1992 Honda Prelude sometime between 10 a.m. and 9

A

12 a student’s vehicle

The

a

result in public mischief charges

into in Lot 3.

geography defining employ-

“It’s

“By doing this, it makes students aware that, although the world is a big place, they can make a differ-

on campus

lower

cent.

reflected

appreciated, said Collver.

to a

Post-secondary sectors show uniwith an overall default

student affairs

the political

by dropping off supplies to the CSI help desk area, between Doors 3 and 4, by the end of March. From toiletries to used books or CDs, everything is

this

in

in the north,

versities

vice-president

process, said Knetsch.

ing

On March

higher than

fortunate in this region."

Mike Dinning,

Although the project has no on the students' marks, it benefits them by getting them

“You’d think that this only happens in a remotely located lot, and that’s not true,” said Tribe, adding that which vehicle is broken into depends more on the

was broken

is

effect

to thieves.

semester.

“It's

forgotten."

theft

one of the more remote parking lots, safety and security services supervisor John Tribe said the

The job opportunity

ment," said Dinning.

loans.”

in

The

second

Dinning

and have high

“Conestoga students have always been good at paying back their

men

serving

in

Conestoga.”

region

Afghanistan,” said Knetsch. "This is to let them know they are not

involved

up, students,

rate.

show support

Canadian troops. “Whether one agrees with

sum

the people that it

which helps contribute

Students can show their support

“Even if it’s a finger-painting from a kindergarten student, it’s

Police investigating By

is

to

education

said.

ence,” he said.

Louis Collver,

little better.”

a

is

actively

create care packages to send over-

seas

war

the

faculty and staff. Everyone takes pride

at

employment upon graduation, he

Students show their support group has gone

is

default rate indicates that students get a good value for

-

MEGHAN KRELLER

make

It

The loan

their

By

total of

paying back their loans,” said Mike Dinning, vice-president of student affairs.

always been good

Matt Reidel, Darlene Shepard and Liz WhiddiS raise money Tor the hosted a Uahe sale on March 1-4 in the Conestoga Students me. DOararOOIT) to sale as an event bake the held also students The second year public relations graduation banquet. First-year public relations students

to the quality of the

2006

its

for

“The default rate speaks

to

get your

“When you

up and taste how said. “The default

they will pay

other colleges, northern colleges, such as Northern College, have

Conestoga." The complete

around a year ago,” said Tribe. “It does happen occasionally.”

higher default rates because students have a lack of opportunity.

default

it

to

it

it

right

add

will

should," he

rate

speaks to

up, students, faculty and

being laid. Tribe said this is not the first time this has happened. “We had occurrences) (similar some

When comparing Conestoga

the

all

the quality of the institution. It is the sum total of the people that

make

back.

put

ingredients in a soup,

it

staff.

Everyone takes pride

rate

tables

student for

2006

in

loan are

available at http://osap.gov.on.ca.


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News

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Residence gym

Now

deep thoughts

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

huge impression with

...with Random

Conestoga College

questions answered by

What is

the worst

random students

sound ever?

Conestoga residence

at

are sweating, but this time

embarrass-

ing regardless.”

Jacqin Rhyno, first-year

graphic design

machines are second-hand

All

help out with student needs and

but look new.

requests.

Connell said student feedback about the new room has been great, and the turnout appears to be even better.

"The students are really happy to see we’re making pro-active

However, said the

as part of an on-

never and they have yet to have any com-

modate

plaints.

requests the

in

The

liv-

build-

still

ing.

as a

While

overall,

(Photo by Kristin

The assessment yoga balls and two yoga mats. was completed at the end of December and showed changes for their

management studies

“My

fitness instructor

screaming telling

and

me

at

me,

to hurry

up

go.”

Sarah Macintvre, first-year

students happy.

The room cost approximately $13,000 to outfit, with equipment purchased from a local exercise equipment dealer who also sup-

Ryan Connell, residence

life

co-

ordinator at the Conestoga residence, said the assessment made a

By PEGGY O’NEILL

LASA/police foundations

happens not just

in casi-

Kelley realized he like gambling

away and started doing it as a hobby, but never considered it to be dangerous.

lems.

seek help or counselling, because I wasn’t addicted to it,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed competition and that’s kind of what betting on Proline felt

of a

gam-

about gamspending more time a

and money than a person can afford on it, finding it hard to stop, borrowing

money from

friends, lying,

Friends

esting.

“If you're watching a game that you’ve got a lot money on, it for

sure gives you a big

around

third-year

cabinet maker apprentice

when sum-

mertime. “It’s a

guests

good quality to market to in the summer,” said

Connell.

“It

facility as

we have

helps

up-seli

the

one more great thing

to offer.”

Anyone with Connell, or his dence.

can over at

ideas staff,

it

is

risky

this

adults start

visit resi-

he

gambling

age because they think to socialize,

definitely 1

lost

a

won,” he

lot

said.

more “But

money it,

than a person can afford on

finding

it

hard to stop, borrow-

money from

ing

friends, lying, neg-

and chasing loses. This is when someone keeps going after “the big lect

win.”

Friends 4 Friends is part of the Responsible Gambling Council,

an independent, non-profit organization committed to preventing

problem gambling. Their website has lots of information ranging from statistics to prevention and how to get help for a gambling problem.

“We’re more on the prevention Saundercook said. "We do several prevention cam-

learned to have

Brent Kelley, a pseudonym, is a Conestoga student who just real-

said.

bad

more

control over

habit.

only bet

He now

year round and educate to

keep gam-

bling on the safe side.”

HELP AVAILABLE A

gambling addiction can be

a devastating one, but

it

can

also be defeated. If

maybe once or twice

week now, which ing compared to

all

I

it.”

Since he spent most of his money during his first year of college on gambling, alcohol and food, he has

a

own

than

don’t regret

"I

year

Susan Saundercook, from the gambling helpline Friends 4 Friends, said some early warning signs of a gambling addiction include talking a lot about gambling, spending more time and

paigns

his

lost last

year.

young adults on how

it’s also an easy way to lose your tuition money and gain a dangerous addiction.

ized the significance of his

money he

on gambling, and is trying to stop that from happening again this

side of things,"

money

fun and entertaining, not that

and a good way

rush,”

of the

all

about once every five games. “I

4 Friends

but

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

will benefit

turns into a hotel in the

er but he

still

Most young

his first year in college he

was making five to six bets a week on Proline because he thought it made watching games more inter-

Most of Kelley’s bets were smallwas still only winning

Susan Saundercook, whining.”

By

me.”

said.

loses.

Scott Bolton,

didn’t

like to

lot

neglect and chasing

woman

right

“I

talking

first-year

“A

it

the

overall

what is happening over at residence, as changes are being made every day.

Eighteen to 24 year olds have the highest number of people with moderate to severe gambling prob-

bling,

LA SA/police foundations

residence,

cameras for the

safety of the students.

well.

plate.”

Wilson,

students living in

Students need to stay tuned to

commonly, during any kind of

It

bling addiction include

Tammy

security

an

added bonus for

fea-

it

nos but also takes place in stores, in people’s homes, during friendly games of cards and, even more

Warning signs “A fork on a

to help.”

day, seven days a week, and

sporting event.

first-year

want

gambling addiction. Kelley started gambling with his older brothers around the age of 15, mostly on sports and Proline, However around the legal drinking age he started going to casinos and betting on poker games as

Gambling can take on many

Pamela Sherman,

really

The new workout facility holds two treadmills, one elliptical machine, a stationary bike, two yoga balls and two .yoga mats. The room is open 24 hours a tures

new

is

Gambling consumed Conestoga student forms.

clock.”

said

benefit,”

Connell.

LASA/police foundations

“My alarm

“We

this

facility

Grifferty)

building

64 per cent of students were looking for a cardio room, eight per cent for an arcade and seven per cent for a karaoke machine and new couches. With new arcade machines and a newly purchased jukebox from eBay, a cardio room seemed like the next logical step to keeping that

first-year

as

ble.

improved

students in Student residents will now be able to pump themselves up in residence couldn't the new gym area that opened March 4. The facility features be happier. two treadmills, one elliptical machine, a stationary bike, two

Silvestri,

installed

it

quickly as possi-

new

turned into a

but

Connell said the right steps have been taken to get

and

Alien

is

television,

needs assessment survey conducted by recreation and leisure student Kelly Bulky, has

facility

elbow.”

room

waiting to be

equipped with a

What began

and

“Popping out your

he

room is crowded

going plan to renovate and accom-

ing fart, it’s

plies the rec centre.

to

the new workout room in residence,

from students

“A

not

it’s

over essays and class deadlines. On March 4, students were allowed to access

and

staff

more than happy

that they are

Students

working out

really

you or someone you know

has a gambling problem,

visit

feels like noth-

friends4friends.ca or call the

he

St. Mary's Hospital gambling program at 519-745-2585.

last

year,”

takes into consideration


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News

SPOKE, March

CoDestc By TARA RICKER

March 15. The event was held by Conestoga Students in the

Inc.

Sanctuary.

night had a rather mild start as there

where

only about 30 people in attendance after doors opened at 9 p.m. but the night spiced up around 1 p.m. as students crowded the dance floor, and by 1 1

:30 p.m. there

“CSI was

were 230 students

in attendance.

really pleased with the turnout since

ID

to get into the Sanctuary.

Student

cards and a $2 cover charge were also required at the door.

Four male students who attended the event had own idea of heating up the night by attempting to start a fire in the E-wing while the event was

their

taking place.

“CSI was

pleased with the

really

turnout since the event

same week as

on the same week as St. Patrick’s Day,” said event programmer Lindsay Silva of the event

— Page 3

they were of legal drinking age, students needed a

Conestoga College students partied Cajun style when the spirit of Mardi Gras hit the college on

The

2007

$ style valid photo

(CSI)

26,

fell

on the

St. Patrick’s Day.”

fell

Lindsay

Silva,

CSI event programmer

CSI. Silva said next year instead of hosting another

Mardi Gras, CSI may plan a

pre-St. Patrick’s

Day

ming

Mardi Gras included many of the regular features associated with most CSI events. These included a lit-up dance floor, a cash bar and heart-pounding

robotics and animation student, were working

music, thanks to the talent of DJ Flash. As students arrived at the door they were gar-

nished with beads in purple, gold and green, the authentic colours of Mardi Gras.

Some

(Photo by Tara Ricker)

Students dressed lavishly and were garnished with beads when they entered the Mardi Gras dance in the Sanctuary on March 15.

female students

in

attendance wore bright

Crystal Kranz, a student in the

student, and Richard Petan, a third-year

security that night and stumbled upon the mischievous behaviour. “We were doing a routine check of the hallways

around 12:45 a.m. when we saw one of the four guys holding a piece of paper that they had lit on fire,”

said Stuart.

As soon

phone numbers taped to their backs. Mardi Gras was an all age’s event and students 19 years of age or older received a bracelet at the door so they could be served alcohol. To prove

gized for their behaviour and

human

serv-

“The two police

who

created the Aboriginal and land disputes landmark called the inukshuk no longer stands as just a landmark for where Aboriginal people have been.

available religious choice in education,” she

Canadian governments,” he said. Lisa Mariano, from the same group, said Waterloo plays a roll in aboriginal land dis-

ed tattoos, young newcomers, child prostitution, media and a child’s mind, the death

said.

putes.

penalty, eating disorders in athletes, traditions

more than males, she said, and males are racially attacked more than females. “It’s becoming a problem.” Eric Humphreys, one of the seven students

services founda-

diversity poster display

More

March

16.

than 30 students were involved and in Canada stickers, dur-

wearing stop racism

ing the display of nine posters showing a diverse selection of world issues. They includ-

of the Japanese geisha,

LGBT

(lesbian, gay,

and transvestite) family influence and the Aboriginal and land disputes.

bisexual

Immigrated female students are harassed

“The inukshuk now stands as a territorial mark to divide aboriginal land from the

“A

large per cent of the southeast region of

is native,” she said. Erica Steele, one of the eight students who created the tattooing display, said her group’s

Waterloo

motto

is

fire,

apolo-

the premises.

who where

present

at

and the incident was

at poster display

grated to be successful in this country when Catholic and Christian schools are the only

human

left

quickly dismissed,” said Stuart.

display, said the historic

program impacted Conestoga with a

officers

the event did not get involved

program and one of the six students who created the young newcomers display, said students who’ve come from other countries are crucial to Canada’s success. “It’s difficult for students who have immi-

Students from the

saw Stuart and

Petan they immediately put out the

ice foundation

tion

as the four students

colourful boas while others chose to wear their

World issues highlighted By BECKY SHARPE

Larry Stuart, a first-year computer program-

event.

“think before you ink.”

“Tattoos are becoming more widely accepted when you’re applying for a job today but you still have to remember a tattoo is permanent and can sometimes affect your career,” she said. Brian Deverell, one of the seven who created the LGBT and family influence display, said a different lifestyle choice shouldn't

mean you’re treated differently. “More than 50 per cent of teens who “in the closet”

and are oppressed turn

are

to sui-

cide,” he said. It’s

need

a very touchy subject and families

to learn to

be more accepting of

family member’s choices, said Deverell.

Joscelyn Guindon, Sam Toma, Kristi Enders, Kelly MacKenzie and Students from the human services foundation program, from left, Taylor Pratt, Brian Deverell, at the March 16 diversity poster display. transvestites and bisexuals Alanna Agnew, share information about the treatment of lesbians, gays,

their


Commentary

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Page 4

No

respect

for elderly At one time, elders were admired

for their

wisdom and

life

now

experience. Things have certainly changed. Seniors are

easy targets for abuse and fraud.

The Record had

a story on

March

New York woman who was apartment building.

A man

12 about a 101 -year-old

beaten and robbed right outside her

went

woman, turned and punched

the

to hold the

woman

door open for the

in the face

and

stole

her purse which only contained $33. She suffered a fractured

cheekbone.

The mugger

also assaulted a

second victim; an 85-year-old

These kinds

of incidents

are growing rapidly.

woman was punched

which only contained $32.

study done by the

Canadian Department

of

Canadian incident,

In a

Nova

7 per cent of people over the age of Justice,

Scotia a

woman

We

in

by nurses for acting up

need to get on the right track and cherish our seniors.

in

her

A

80s had her mouth taped shut

65 have experienced some form of abuse and

at the

home where she The nurses then proceeded to draw a happy face on

break

in tradition

nursing

resides.

65 per cent of the people abused are

in the

face and had her purse stolen

a

In

the tape. Neither of the nurses

was

women.

fired for their actions.

One

received a five-day suspension,

In

May 2004

a tradition started at

the college. That

Falconer,

was when

already

Conestoga

president

Students

became president of

Inc.,

Falconer and Jackson around more?

of

Jackson said 90 per cent of the

Brandon Walker

also

the College

time he puts toward the student alliance has been his

Student Alliance. the other received 10 days.

These kinds of incidents are growing

rapidly. In a study

Then,

done

by the Canadian Department of Justice, 7 per cent of people over the age of 65 experiences some form of abuse and 65 per

women.

cent of the people abused are

Many

every day. feel the

need

to

force these people into nurs-

ing

homes?

Is

because

it

they’re an inconvenience to

society?

Why

are they con-

stantly the victims of abuse

and fraud?

Is

it

because

they’re an easy target because

pathetic

push away our seniors and ignore the abuse they suffer. We must find a way to cherish them and set an example for future generations, because we’re all one day going to end up old too. excuses

to

away

our seniors and ignore the

abuse they

suffer.

We

to cherish

them and all

set

one day

too.

Spoke welcomes

the

is

issues

I

hope she breaks

it.

After months of stalled discus-

"My

role

facing

the

students

Conestoga are heard clear.

I

at

loud

and

also have the ability to

work

very closely with the Ministry of

student union via e-mail, students

Training

...

wonder what happened

regularly

communicate our

to

cause the

Student Life Centre negotiations to falter

completely?

Could

it

have partly been because

Although fit

cerns outside of Conestoga?

affects

opinion, that could be part

issues

it

mind we’re

member

of the

way) it directly students when the bar/bistro

we have

We

a

either

paid for doesn’t open.

can

only

Students Inc. for his travel costs, unlike during Falconer’s time. But, students might be paying for it

other ways, mainly that stu-

in

dents in their final year will probably

never see the bar/bistro and

convenience store they helped fund. It is

time for a change

speculate

what

in tradition.

There are 27 other colleges Ontario and

it’s

those student

does indirectly bene-

students at our college (keep in

alliance

my

to

to those decision-makers.”

two student union presidents were weighed down by con-

of the problem, although the stu-

which allows me

been able to reimburse Conestoga

is

sion between the college and the

take

union members

to

over the voluntary role of

president of the College Student Alliance.

When

Stanciu officially becomes

president of the student union, hopefully she will put the issues at this

college

first

and foremost and

will

caused the communication break-

allow someone else to become pres-

to being so close to the alliance.

down, but look

ident of College Student Alliance.

at

it

this

way: Could

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SPOKE, March

Successful

Obsession with

“You’ve got

to be

— Page 5

2007

26,

failure

no

the best,

exceptions, no excuses, win.”

modern technology

These words are not the

come

hear and often

with guilt and disappointment they are not obeyed.

one of the front rows in the cinema and out of the corner of my eye I could see a little white screen, his Blackberry.

Leanne Mountford

to

remember

was was

It

he

as

using it throughout the entire movie. Why would you pay to see a movie if you're not going

Opinion I

distracting

fairly

pay any attention

ple waited until they

were

failed or think we’re

say hi to them.

wants

People need to get to computers

fin-

and frequently to write in their blogs and online journals because it’s much more important for people to share

a time

their feelings with strangers

out and

rather than talk to their friend

be entertained with what they

who might

were doing and who they were

beside them.

be sitting right

so people are Today, obsessed with modern technology that they seem to always have the need to be

pub on Northfield Drive

connected.

downtown Toronto

Nowadays, people

will

Waterloo are advertising they

back,

movie and

I

the

wireless

people

be

wireless

went to message

came

on, please turn off your cellphones. There was a man in

giving

is

come

I’ve

many

to the conclusion that

people can’t actually turn

off their cellphones and handheld

devices.

When

a sign does

them off, means turn

to turn

they seem to think this

them

come

to vibrate.

I’ve had friends come over hang out at my house from time

No one

wants

person

who

Internet

to avoid failure.

of people

many

benefits to

and there are but once in a

it,

while it wouldn’t hurt to turn your cellphone, your Blackberry or your laptop off and spend a couple of hours of quality time with the people you are with and

to

pay attention

to

are doing.

to the activity

you

What would the world be

going to fail. be the loser or the can’t do it. No one

ure didn't exist and

to

quered everything they attempted?

Would we

place where no one

reason the team

no one had

What

lost.

losing

make you

Why

failing

ple

at

No

Is

life that

everyone

does there always have to be a winner

and a

be a

wrong

it

to fail? Is

it

loser,

Does ure? if

a successor and a failure?

depend on faildoes that mean that

the world

And

if so,

people did not

fail

fail-

could there be success?

some

Society often prides

itself

who have made a name selves, who have gone the

person because you have faults? How is it possible to never be a

and have surpassed all obstacles. But as mentioned above, where would

How

can someone go and always win, always get perfect and always come out on top? If anyone can answer these questions, please step forward and share. I’m sure everyone would

failure?

through

those people truly stand

no one below them

life

Success, while

is

pretty

concern, which majority of the

population, no matter which community you’re from. No matter where your school is located. No matter where on the street the foundation of your house was built. Whether we are young and

playing a simple

game of

street

hockey with the neighbour

kids.

her long to realize she truly was the princess of the house. We had two other cats and it was quick

have

therefore,

licence,

a

a

of home, allowing

bowls. She had the upper hand when it came to licking out the

roads, for pedestrians and for our family pets that only come out-

Conveniently located

of our ice cream dish when we were through. She waited, not

side to get

patiently, for

mom

is

it

it

She woke my same time each and every morning before school. She

and we will grieve for awhile, but we want to make a difference by telling people to slow down. Go

All of this concerns everyone, or at least affects us personally, or

sprawled out on every one of our beds while we were at school, and

the speed limit, or at least, close to

you know of someone who has been completely shattered from

we came home

Ninety km/h is nowhere close to what the driver was supposed to be travelling. At least if we are

of people

SPEEDING. It may not seem

in

car

...

to be the biggest

of our concern right now,

in this

to her loving face

every afternoon. She had personality, she had spunk and when she

wanted our attention, right away it was handed to her. She was so loved and adored.

moment, but what were you doing on March 12 at 10:20 p.m. that “It

night? I

was drying

holding

my

my

tears,

sister in

while

my arms

to

console her after an accident just minutes before. Our whole family was on the front porch of our

new home, fairness of

trying to grasp

was

not

fair,

not now,

not then, not at the time

we had

watch animal

to

control scrape her lifeless

body,

of blood, her

full

face hardly recognizable.”

through. It

was not

fair,

not now, not

But

it’s

how

it

worked, and

it’s

lifeless

was. It was the way of living, of co-existing with your family members and with our

face

pets.

then, not at the time

we had

to

watch animal control scrape her body, full of blood, her hardly recognizable. Our

family cat Samuel was hit by a car that was speeding. Doing 90

km/h

in front

took

40 km/h zone, directly of our house. The driver

in a

Sammy’s

life.

She was almost six years old, and she had been with us since she was six weeks old. It did not take

how

it

Now

that she is

no longer wakI

feel

it

is

my

everyone who reads this about the danger of the streets and remind speeders to slow down, especially when it is a 40 km/h zone. There is no need to

responsibility

be going that

to

fast.

tell

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a driver,

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swerve a little out of the way, if safe to do so, missing animals by inches.

It

is

better

than

hitting

them by driving over them, and not looking back to see what we hit. This can be prevented if we simply obey the laws of pets, killing

Please slow down. Thank you to those drive

within

the

who do

speed

limit.

Thank you to those who stop when animals are crossing the road.

who

ing us up for school,

a

the road.

the

what we were going

universities if

on the

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there

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Safe, affordable

fresh air after

being inside all day. Our family has to adjust to our Samuel no longer being with us,

finish her

to

yogurt, so she could place

some

floor for the taking.

result

Variety of rental units to

ourselves, than for others on the

Whether we are moving in or moving out of that dream house you worked so hard to have.

the

4

the cat

rest

was on? measured in if

numerous ways, should really only be compared to the stigmatic word failure. For if people didn’t fail no one would ever be a success.

Welcome home to TransC living

first at

extra mile

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responsibility to drive in a reasonable and respectful way. If not for

decided that she ate

for

to stand

-

may much the it

on those them-

immortal sin that can never be forgiven? Does it make you less of a

appreciate the enlightenment.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR To whom

then there

would be no world? People say if you don’t know sorrow, you cannot know happiness. If we did not know failure,

this thing

will

want to exist in? world be a farce, tar-

actually that

on? Can a world without failure exist? Or

everything they attempt.

an inevitable fact of

letting

to dwell

one is everything and no one

So why then is there such a stigma around the word fail? And why do people panic if they succumb to it? It’s

the loser,

worry about

to

geted toward another imperfection

are people so afraid to fail

can always be the best, it’s just not possible for one person to be a master

would

Or would

a failure?

or be termed a failure?

Utopia, a

down or being beaten? Would that world be a place peo-

a divorce or

test,

game? Does

the

a

was

in

live

others

constitutes failing? Forty-

nine per cent on a

like if fail-

everyone con-

if

be the disappointment, the “if only you could have ...” or the to

ure at least once in their existence.

lots

Opinion

when we’ve

able to stay connected.

for

McCormick

more

called

has

Tiffany if

exactly

access so people are always

Modern technology helped make life easier

on asking people

A few weeks

free

Internet connection and even

the road.

see a

offering

are

answering their cellphones, text messaging and e-mailing their friends anywhere and everywhere they go. It’s not a rare sight to see people chatting away on their cellphones in the middle of a restaurant or while they are driving

down

in

words

hard to admit

It’s

perfect at

Places like Williams coffee

with.

What

for success or

20 minutes away. Then they have keep their MSN Messenger running just in case someone wants to

to

ished dinner before answering a phone. I remember when people could go

Words

are they?

appropriately,

when peo-

a time

their

e-mail as soon as they get to my place, even though they live only

fast

to it?

them check

time, and a lot of

easiest to

part-in-parcel

And will

thank you to begin to slow

those

down

entering a 40 km/h zone; thank you for not killing beloved

when pets.

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— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

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By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE

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and Facebook, a new networking website created by college students for college

students

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of The founders CollegeHotList.com are committed to allowing the site and its functions to ultimately belong to the students.

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connected, including the ever so

ages sat

in a

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musical instruments at the to follow the conductor's direction. Intermittent spurts of cle,

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members

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The musicians seemed

affable,

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The Cambridge Concert Band

grams would love the opportunity to play their instruments if there was a group (offering) friendly people, good music and not too huge of a time commitment,” said Stephenson. rehearses every The band Monday evening from 7:45 to 9:45 p.m. at Branch 126 of the Royal Canadian Legion (Preston), of which the band is an affiliate. The group plays locally and is venerated in the community. The band is partially funded by the City of Cambridge and has been sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion since its inception in the late 1800s, which provides their hall for the band’s

with

rehearsals.

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(CCB), an independent, non-profit

Stephenson said the band

community musical group, welcomes new members seeking an

outlet

opportunity to utilize their

their

within

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boasted on the band's flyers around

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if

interesting

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said

band has

aspects

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viate

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social level just as

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as playing the music.

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ters

with

com-

(music-related)

their

ments,” he said.

Bowie,

who

played the clarinet

50 years ago when

known

the

band was

as the Preston Legion Band,

said playing music

is

an enjoyable

experience and he appreciates others with the

same passion.

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people

are

very

who

are arts-

interesting,

concerned social beings,”

he said. “That to

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competing in the Kitchener- Waterloo Kiwanis Music Festival on March 3 a public performance and opportunity

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students to

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ates

for

the

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member

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at

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Have

Ten ancient ossuaries were examwith six of the boxes

ined,

(This

is

second

the

in a three-part

on the history and

series

of

life

Jesus Christ.)

names

inscribed with the to

Jesus,

Joseph,

Mary

ing

translat-

Matthew, and

Mary,

Magdalene

Judah, the supposed son of Jesus.

Controversy creates cash. At least that seems to be the case with films dealing with religious

over the past few years. Da Vinci Code to

issues

From The

Passion of the Christ, authors and

sparked

have

filmmakers

a

firestorm.

The

member

latest

of the contro-

versial religious film family is the

$4-million

Lost

US

documentary. The of Jesus. Associated

Tomb

Producers, the production

company

behind the documentary, hired two directors

prestigious

to

their

tell

film

which

aired

on

Discovery Channel on March

4.

New

York City on Feb. 26, scholars, historians and Christians around the globe have been

in

an uproar of skepticism.

Pastor

Bob

Parks, senior pastor at

Benton Street Baptist Church

in

Kitchener, said he believes the doc-

umentary challenges the Christian belief that Jesus died and was resurrected three days later. “We (Christians) would base our faith and practices on the teachings

The film's producers said they were not trying to undermine Christianity,

brates

the

and

that the film cele-

real-life

existence

of

Jesus Christ. Jacobovici added the documentary is not trying to

answer questions, however, story and let experts make

own

tell

a

their

human was

fouAnd

residue

sent

University

in the

boxes

Lakehead Thunder Bay.

Ontario’s

to

in

Lakehead in the

the

help

of statisticians,

archeologists, historians and

DNA

experts, the producers of the docu-

mentary put together a case that argues the bones of Jesus were found.

to

remains from the

the

to

artifact

fame through

named Oded

the

Paleo-DNA

lab

is

laboratory, said the

continuing to examine the

DNA. “We

are trying to determine whether or not the two bodies were related through their paternal side.” The filmmakers said the tombs

from blood this

that

time usually contained

relatives

and spouses. From

statement the assumption was

Mary and Jesus Magdalene must have been mar-

made

that

riecL

David Haskell,

assistant pro-

fessor of journalism and an expert

of

religion in

media, said to assume

Jesus and Mary Magdalene were married based on the fact they were not related is preposterous. “The Lost Tomb of Jesus does not meet the scientific criteria to be taken as fact. Based on available

that

All

also

DNA

is

a fraud.”

aside, the

reviewed

the

documentary findings

The

text

was published

in

2002

statisticians said."

Later

of

Andrey Feuerverger, a statistician from the University of Toronto, who spent two years calculating the odds of a tomb in Israel being the

lent

the

dealer

IAA

declared

the

on the box to be frauduand that Golan was the one

Despite the possible illegitimacy

to the ossuaries through

it

all

possessed this

those listed

in the

Skeptics of the documentary also

argue that Christians believe Jesus’ body was kept at the Church of the

Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City; as opposed to the location of the tomb.

Haskell said

if

Jesus’ family did

as legit.

“Most conservative at movies like this

as an

opportunity to speak their

voices

in the

Cliff said that despite their best

he does not think the doc-

be taken as

out of

it

centuries.

Magdalene when translated, is a rare name. In fact, the woman claimed to be Jesus’ wife was the

woman who

took

Christians look

efforts,

name

He added conservative Christians were upset when the press was taken in by the Da Vinci Code and

matching mineral crust which accumulated in the boxes over

and includes only 2,509 names. Mariemene e Mara, or Mary

only

It

charges.

inscription

era.

Da

makes for a good conspiracy, but not good science.” As for the press coverage on the

Vinci Code.

forged it. The forgery trial is ongoing, however Golan denies the

antiques

Golan.

tary

looking for success. “They were

documentary, Haskell said the media has been pretty good when discussing this film. "They said the producers of this movie have no evidence and revealed that they were playing with data, which misrepresented what archeologists and

an

words, one

Lexicon.

ossuary.

Dr. Carney Matheson, forensic examiner and scientific officer at

evidence, this

conclusions.

With

its

nects

Dr.

in the Bible.”

Jesus, and reached

first

rebut by using the text. Lexicon of Jewish Names, which is a representative sample of the five million Jews who lived during that

again when this documentary was being made. Samples of DNA material from

Mary Magdalene

in

of an

link

definitive

the

of the inscription on the James box, The Lost Tomb of Jesus con-

once contained the remains of Jesus Christ and his family. Ever since this conference

The James box was

Yeshua, or Jesus. The producers of the documen-

in

— Page 7

2007

riding on the coattails of the

1996, and then

mentary on them

linked

at a press

of

who

limestone boxes, believed to have

information was revealed

Son of God’s, or, in other in 600 families would

son

names on the inscriptions were common names of that time, with one of every three women named Mary, and one in 20 men named

Experts from the

The documentary unveiled two

the

to a different family than

the

Israeli

Talpiot.

discovered the remains from the Jesus ossuary were not maternally

winner. Simcha Jacobovici, directed

belonged

James,

inscription

Joseph, brother of Jesus.

Antiques Authority (IAA) excavated the site and found the 10 boxes were ossuaries The inside. untouched until BBC did a docu-

Jerusalem suburb of

the

in

the

Oscar Award-winning, Titanic James Cameron and Gemini

director

place of Jesus Christ.

Feueverger discovered there was a one in 600 chance that the names inscribed the boxes could have

have that particular combination of names purely by chance. However, skeptics contend the

1

is one of five laboratories world that can extract DNA from ancient material. Forensic experts examined the samples and

story.

last resting

the

The tomb was originally found in 980 by a construction crew work-

ing

26,

remains been found?

Christ’s

By BJ RICHMOND

SPOKE, March

umentary tary

still

is

compelling enough fact.

to

“The documen-

leaves an abundance of

media."

Parks said overall the documen-

sparked

tary

Christianity.

“I

am

anyone takes an gious

topics,

interest

in

thrilled

when

interest

but

this

in

will

reli-

not

unanswered questions.” He added the logical fallacies and assumptions are extensive. “An argument has to be built on fact and

change the way Christians celebrate the life and death of Jesus

not assumptions.”

today’s society, which images of

Haskell said he believes the producers of the documentary were

Jesus are acceptable, and which are

Christ.”

Next week: Jesus

is

everywhere. In

blasphemous?

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have their own burial cave it would have likely been in their hometown of Nazareth, not Jerusalem. “There is no evidence that a Galilean like Jesus would have been buried in Jerusalem.”

Reverend Canon William Cliff, and chaplain at Huron

rector

University College in

London

said

he agreed that the documentary overlooked the location of the tomb. “There is no explanation as to why Jesus’ family was buried in Jerusalem instead of Nazareth.” He added a carpenter like Joseph

would have never been able to afford a crypt for his family. “The tombs were of that of a middleclass family, and Jesus’ family was that of a working class.” Discovery Channel documentary which examined another bone box with the In 2002, the

aired a

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weigh yourself regularly and above all give youself a pat on the back for each pound that you lose.

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Feature

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Step back Exhibition

in

time

showcases Waterloo’s 150 th anniversary By

SAMANTHA SAECHAO

From

trolleys

Farthing

bicycles

Penny

and to

automatic

and standard vehicles, from coalburning factories to high-tech corporations, from conservative wear to fashionable * tastes, Waterloo has transformed from a simple, small village to a

boom-

ing, technological city.

a

Waterloo, a village in 1857 with population of approximately

became

500,

the

Town

of

1876 with a population that quadrupled to approximately 2,000 and then eventually became the City of Waterloo in 1948 with a population of just over 10,000. As of 2005, Waterloo has a population of Waterloo

in

113,100.

Waterloo

is

celebrating

its

and in commemoration, the Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, located at 25 Caroline St. N., just by UpTown Waterloo, is holding an exhibition 150th

anniversary

that traces the fascinating history

of 150 years of municipal govern-

ment from village to town to city. The exhibit showcases many donated items such as photographs and

articles, artifacts

commemorative badges,

and

the first

mayor’s chair and a 1900’s sum-

One

of the

museum’s

mer

exhibits displays a firefighter outfit from

1966. There were only 32 firefighters employed at the time.

Now

there are 103.

dress.

There is a guest book available to encourage the people of Waterloo to share memories of the growing city and they are also encouraged to have a little fun by

A jersey from the Waterloo Siskins dates back when the team was first formed.

to the

1

930s

making a commemorative ribbon. The exhibit, called Village Crossroads to Smart City: Waterloo 1857-2007, was sponsored by Sun Life Financial. It will run until April 8.

For more information about the anniversary visit www.wateloo.ca/1 50anniversary or visit www.canadianclayandglass.ca.

Photos by

Samantha Saechao The

first

RIM

Interactive

Pager 900,

left,

came

out

in

1995.

It

One

was

the predecessor to the Blackberry.

A Marsland in

Teletype Terminal,

right,

was

the teleprinter of choice

1975.

This ceremonial cannon

was

first

used

to

do 21 salutes every May 24

of the exhibits displays

an array

of artifacts including tax

from the 1870s and 1920s, a bylaw booklet from 1939 and a ballot box and ballots from the 1940s. bills

for

Queen

Victoria’s birthday.


Feature

Mexico not By CHRISTOPHER MILLS

become

a popular destination for

Don’t look now, but the country is fast becoming a popular and premier vacation destination. With its many resorts, unique of Mexico

warm

geography, rich history and climate,

Mexico

people of

all

In 2002,

tures.

of interest to

is

ages, genders and culit

welcomed

19.7

million tourists, with the majority

of those coming from Canada and the United States.

Mexico currently ranks eighth on the World Trade Organization’s list of the number of international visitors by country, and 10th on the list of international tourism revenues.

So where exactly

are

these

all

people going?

The most popular stop is the resort town of Cancun, located on Yucatan peninsula.

the

It

has

due

to

its

many beaches and

afford-

able vacation packages.

packages

all-inclusive

(which include alcohol), as well as the multi-culture clubs and party scene. It also offers a wide range of safe beaches. Due to Mexico’s location, most beaches that directly touch the Pacific Ocean, as opposed to being sheltered by a bay or cove, can present tremendous dangers to swimmers with large swells and strong currents. However, Cancun provides beaches that are beautiful

and safe for

Although Cancun

Cancun, Cabo offers many upperclass resorts and timeshares. It

the

is

many wealthy

attracts

and

Students are attracted to resorts offering

vacationers

providing a stop for cruise ships running down the

retirees, as well as

Mexican

- and vacationing -

cost of living

Cabo

Although the

Riviera.

in

significantly higher than

is

this yearVtournament will boast a jackpot of more than $3 million. The event attracts competitors from

across the globe, and watching

all

the boats flow out of the small har-

bour during the shotgun

start is a

behold.

site to

Add on scuba

whale

diving,

most other areas of Mexico, it offers a safe and breathtaking environment for citizens and visitors

watching, dancing, seven championship-level golf courses designed by Jack Nicklaus and

alike.

others,

Cabo

also a hot spot for sport

is

According to www.allaboutcabo.com, Cabo

fishermen.

offers the “world’s finest sportfishing.”

known among

also

It is

all.

ermen

most

world," as evidenced

popular destination, the biggest tourism boom can be seen in the small town of Cabo San Lucas. A higher-end destination than

26,

2007

— Page 9

a temperate hot spot

just

college students on spring break

SPOKE, March

fish-

as the marlin capital of the

annual

marlin

largest of

its

entry fee

is

kind

and the sheer beauty of Cabo’s location, it’s not difficult to see why its popularity is growing exponentially.

And

for the classic tourist,

lastly,

Mexico

is

home

to

many

ancient

tions include the National

Museum

of Art, located opposite the Plaza Tolsa;

del

which power

National

the

Palace,

main seat of political in Mexico; the Chapultepec Castle, dating back to 1785; and the most storied site, the Zocalo, is

the

Mexico

City’s- main square. The Zocalo has been home to many events throughout history and has often been visited by viceroys and

international presidents.

Mexico has

a variety of activievery traveller, young

ties to offer

and old, as well as a storied history and deep culture that can be observed in almost every corner

ruins and historical sites. Cities like

of the country.

by the town’s tournament, the

Monterrey,

the next vacation destination for

The

memorable

in the

world.

a hefty $10,000 and,

according to www.mexoline.com.

Guadalajara and

Mexico

nation’s capital,

the

City, offer

experiences

and

glimpses into a rich and storied past. Some of the Mexico City’s attrac-

When

considering

you and your sweetheart,

for the

family, or just for yourself, think

Mexico and you’re sure more than satisfied.

be

to

(Photo by Christopher Mitts)

A

cruise ship sits docked off the coast of

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on March

Cabo

2.

-

along with the rest of Mexico

-

is

rapidly

becoming one

of the world’s

most popular

tourist attractions.

A

safari

By JENN SPRACH

adventure through the Serengeti They

still

wear

their traditional

clothing and herd cattle. is the second and final story a hu>-part series on a trip to

(This in

Mount

Kilimanjaro.)

After spending a in the

week camping

mountains, Carl and Jordon

Elstner were tired and happy

spend a night

to

in a hotel.

But the relaxation didn't last long, because the next day they were back to camping for four days on a safari of the Serengeti.

The word

means means journey. The word Serengeti comes from a Maasai word and translates travel

to

and

safari in Swahili

in

Kiswahili

it

The Maasai peoples are indigenous to Africa and are well known and for herding

“The Maasai people are still like they were a long time ago,” said into

much

like the movies that are set back in time. “You’re not supposed to take pictures of the Maasai people unless you pay them,” he said, adding, “They’re apparently offended by

They had pens so in exchange Maasai people allowed them

adding “Except, they

town

to trade.”

the to

come

the school kids

They looked tin roofs,

like

he said.

actually

were seeing was considered the better part of town. it

It

wasn’t the

wasn’t the really

actually

considered fairly good,”

Jordon,

adding,

“What

sur-

“You

there

is

one male

to

about 40

females and off to the side the rest of the males were gathered in a

ously your butt’s pretty tired by

group.

presentable.

then,” he said, adding, “I could see

Even the people walking in the street were well-dressed. Most men

a lot of people getting car sick

from

“The guide called them the losers because the loser males get nothing.” He speculates they hang around

get so sick of

and obvi-

it

it.”

river

waiting for the dominate male to

as well

weren't really bridges, but rather

get sick and die so another can take

and they were well worn but most were still in collared shirts, said

poured concrete with water flowing over them. “There actually was one where the guy decided not to go over it because he said this water is going over so-fast it could sweep the vehi-

his place.

were wearing oxford-type fit

shirts.

After about a day

headed out on guide “It

in

in

safari

town they with

their

a four-by-four land cruiser.

was the wet season on the and the roads were really

bad, like extremely bad,” said Carl.

The

ruts

vehicle into

were

really

deep and the

was constantly banging

them and

it’s

Bridges

that

the

cross

cle right off.”

While on

safari

they

had the

pleasure of seeing a vast variety of

dard than us,” he said.

safari

either.

was already thinking these houses are horrible and they were I

game

They were dressed in white shirts and shorts and they looked quite

poor, they dress to a higher stan-

He

seven hours a day during drive.

thought they

“I

looked really horrible.”

rich area, but

were

uniforms.”

in

concrete with

at

their houses.

said

me was

dressed

If you look at the way we dress on the street it's probably T-shirts, jeans and things like that. “It’s like even though they’re

for the townspeople, Jordon

was blown away when he looked

“So

still

Jordon.

take their picture.

As

prised

Their clothes didn't

it.”

poor area

cattle.

Carl,

very

heard from someone that what they

“never-ending plains.”

as warriors, healers

It’s

like that for six or

African wildlife.

They saw a mother cheetah and unknown

her three cubs eating an fresh

didn’t see the chase

we only

saw them eating afterward,”

said

When

they

came

to

a pack of

gazelles the guide explained that

male

lion

lazing

“There must have been a thousand of them (flamingos),” said Carl.

While on

safari they

had to stop

elephants crossing the road.

They

sat quietly

and were able

to

get very close to them.

“We were

Carl.

a

flamingos.

for

kill.

“We

They saw

around in the sun and speculated he must have just eaten. When they reached the areas with water they saw a herd of hippos exiting the water and tons of

lucky,

most people

don’t get the chance to see phants,” said Carl.

e!


Page 10

Feature

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Cambridge couple brightens jewelry market By NATALIE

ANDERSON

out

Chunky

Cards and If

you're sick of the same old

cookie

cutter,

mass-produced jew-

you find in every store in the mall, you may want to check elry that

&

lection of clay jewelry

Funky by Sunshine

Gifts.

Paul and Odile

ly

is

handmade so no two

ever be exactly the same.

Dowber

are the husband and wife team behind the company, which has been in operation since 1998. Their colourful and innovative col-

The couple has a complete with a Cambridge home.

“We

complete-

pieces will

said Paul,

studio,

little

kiln,

in

their

the piece, fire

roll

and glaze

it

it,

and then

who

night classes

is in

bly

work

it

again,”

his first year

of

bookkeeping

for

Conestoga. “Then

decorate

it,

fire

we do

ourselves.

make

We buy different

cords and different accent beads to

When

different different

We

“Like

bit

in a piece

little

more decoIt

more

little bit

metal

like a

it,

kind of to

it,

as

heavy ceramic.” The couple used to sell mainly to the public and now they are selling

we’ve made.”

more

to the

to shops.

Their jewelry Groovy Garnish

Paul Dowber,

&

adds a

it

chunky,” Odile

really

“Now we’ve added

opposed

accent the pieces that

co-owner Chunky

clay beads and

or something a

just

accent beads to

entire-

we would

a bracelet

in

rative like a glass bead.

cords and

make started

first

was made

it

that kind of divides

buy

so with the let’s

of clay.

ly

said.

the assembly

it,

said

couple

the

making jewelry,

would be

work ourselves.

we

make our own

accent the pieces that we’ve made.”

“We do

from

tile

jewelry,” said Paul.

at

the assem-

new

a

leftover bits

Funky

available

is

in

Cambridge

at

as

well as a small gift shop in the Blair area of the city.

“I

However, most of their jewelry can be found in other parts of the country, such as Alberta, B.C.,

put out a

P.E.I.

The couple

an attempt to pay off a debt.

in

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said they started out

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through, the couple incurred several

debts and had to figure out a

way

make money. They said the idea came to them when they saw a sign for a craft show and Odile, who has always

to

been

now

getting carded a good thing is

artistic,

thought

it

might be a

and Nova Scotia. “Ontario seems to be our weakest

market,”

Paul.

said

“A

lot

of

Ontario shops seem to cater more to Canadians.

The shops

really well with tend to

that

we do

have a

lot

more American customers.” “I think here

people tend to spend

more money on imported

(jewelry)

good way to make some money. “So Odile started making all

because of the price,” said Odile.

these funky faux fur coasters, real-

make

ly

wild and funky,” said Paul. After

selling

coasters,

painted

ple finally found they did best sell-

ing clay jewelry.

“When you make

it

in

when you hand

Canada

it

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& Funky does-

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time.”

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News

SPOKE, March

Vaccine

Lest history

penile cancer

A new

repeat By JON

MOLSON

ordered to march out of it. At the end of the march he ended up at

Camp Buchenwald, which

Forgetting the lessons taught to the world during Hitler’s reign as

could -result in history repeating itself, according to a survivor of the Holocaust. Fiihrer

David Kilberg gave three

lec-

Conestoga's Doon campus on March 14 about being Jewish during this epoch as well as the ordeal of living and worktures at

ing in a concentration camp.

“I’m here to tell you an experience that I’ve had during the Nazi time due to the Second World War,” Kilberg said. “The Second

accommodate 100,000

could

At this point Kilberg had only one friend left from his original hometown, who he had always been together with since being sent to Germany. “We looked at each other and found out that all we had was each other,” he said. The two pledged that they would always stick together as

two-month march. To escape being transferred out of Buchenwald they resorted to

in the history

books, however,

proven what

has

today

is

it

going on

is

world, that 60 years

in the

enough to forget what took place 60 years ago.” Kilberg was born and raised in Poland. When the war broke out, is

not long

during

the

September

in

first

week

of

was

just

1939, he

16 years old. “Hitler's Germany took over Poland and had big plans for the Jewish people in Poland,” he said. “In Poland there was about three and a half million Jewish people.

We knew

that no good was awaitbecause we knew what Hitler had done to the Jews in

ing

us

Germany since the year 1933 when he came to power and we knew not to expect anything betThere was a lot of fright among the Jewish occupants.” ter.

Kilberg was 17 when he was taken prisoner and sent _io Germany to work in his first of six concentration camps. At his first

job he helped build the auto-

bahn, which

is

a

German

express-

way. There

were no trucks to deliver the sand and gravel, so it all had to be done by hand. After this Kilberg spent approximately a year and a half in a brick yard, where he helped make bricks

clay

and roofing to

rebuild

tiles

buildings

were destroyed by

the

remembered

Kilberg

out of that

allies.

having

nothing more to survive on then a bowl of soup and one quarter of a last

among

sent to

the

dead bodies

the transport gates closed.

until

This worked a few times until the started looking for people hiding during transportation times. Eventually Kilberg and his friend found a way under the floor and covered up the hole with a rock to avoid detection. They stayed

there for a

few days and when the

two came out of hiding they found out the Americans had liberated the camp. Twenty-one thousand prisoners were set free and among them there were 2,000 Jews and the were of different nationaliThe Americans also knew

rest ties.

about a German plot to poison the food and water supplies and pre-

holocaust

deniers,

Ernst Zundel,

the

two-day event

attend

to

the

notorious

also

Iranian

of

“Hitler

his

women between

the ages of nine given three times over the course of six months.

sexually

transmitted and can cause genital warts in both men and women.

Other types of the virus can cause lasting damage such as cervi-

It is

The Public Health Agency of Canada states that the vaccine is safe

and

side

effects.

injection

accompanied by few

is

is

Pain

at

the

site

of

one of them.

“Condoms will protect against STDs and unwanted pregnan-

other

cies,” she said.

women

have

is

the

partners.”

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the

called the

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East,”

of the

ambitions for the coun-

nuclear power program.

Jews. “We

have to get more have to know what is going on in the world,” he said. “We cannot today say ‘oh well, they are fighting in the Middle East,’ because what is happening over there is affecting us here and if

ously

we

We

don’t take these things seri-

and if we don’t obtain enough knowledge to prevent it, it can happen here.”

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“The best defence to ask their partner

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Mahmoud

again, but not necessarily with the

Kilberg found out 40 years later that the Russians took over the

were

partners.”

world’s

targeted

President

and past

Charboneau

for

which included both neoNazis as well as a former leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

anything.”

that they

recommended

is

deniers,

involved.

same day

The vaccine

Holocaust

During a question/answer period Kilberg said there is a chance that the Holocaust could happen

the

history

is

and 26.

is

protect

STDs and

partner about their sexual

an easy solution to a possible lifelong problem.”

cine

Phenix Professional Group

more

women

and prevent it with this new vaccine,” said Charboneau. “A vac-

to try

Joan Charboneau,

The most common

no cure for

a

parts of the country. The first few days the guards forced them to

camp

a

is

best for

Tehran, Iran that

some of

attracted

most

in

try’s

“Days didn’t have any meaning. We had no idea what day it was and we had no idea what was going on on the outside," he said. “We never had any contact with

to

it’s

Francis Xavier. Dossa was

only Canadian

to stick to the outskirts or rural

straw.

cervical cancer,

will

unwanted pregnancies. The best defence women have is to ask their

Dossa, a political science lecturer at St.

Holocaust, his hatred for Israel

would order a farmer to open up the barn and they slept on the

Dr.

“(Because) there

an

young

sexually active.

is

a resident

and

Germans

is

a smart choice for every

woman who

of Canada before recently being deported to Germany, and Shiraz

go through

the

easy solution

“Condoms

against other

including

who was

prisoners were never allowed to

night

vaccine

is

new

be aware

women.

Streetsville, Ont., said the vaccine

with this

still

come with being

sexually active.

Joan Charboneau from the Phenix Professional Group in

to try

when

currently only available

now a Canadian citizen. He expressed concern about

because of his denial

at

A

cinated they need to

contaminated. Kilberg immigrated to Canada in the 1950s and is

west. Kilberg and the rest of the

run and

vaccine.

it

less than a year

is

said

the choice to get vac-

vented prisoners from drinking or anything that had been

Ahmadi Nejad, who he

and always had

to prevent

women make

eating

took about two months to march to from eastern Germany to the

cities

women

best for

more than $250. Charboneau also

of other risks that

Germans became suspicious and

Kilberg

camp he was

it’s

is

it.

Dr.

the

loaf of bread a day.

The

to

“(Because) there is no cure for cervical cancer,

to

hiding

new vaccine. The vaccine

a

old and

problem.”

And one would

60 years

For women, four of the types of the HPV virus can be prevented by

from any attack from either the The two also

didn’t have any strength left after

figure

The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can affect many parts of the body and has more than 100 types.

prisoners or guards.

World War ended more than 60

As daunting as the consequences now is something being

are, there

to prevent

Another drawback to the vaccine that it is not covered by most health-care plans and can cost is

done

possible lifelong

vowed

and anal or

men.

in

the fight against cervical cancer.

well as try to help one another

years ago and that's a long time. to put the experience

become availyoung women to help in

vaccine has

prisoners.

never be sent out to another camp again because they

maybe time

r

able for

women

cal cancer in

— Page 11

cancer

fights cervical

By KRISTIN GRIFFERTY

2007

26,


Page 12

Feature

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Now entering

the

bunny trail AMY MEADOWS

By

With Easter nearing and the celebecoming more commercial, you may find yourself with a long list of friends and family to buy for. bration

another potentially expensive

It's

time

of

Secord

year

the

Neumann,

Fairview Park Mall.

in

said this year

Easter

Angela

said

a sales associate at Laura

She

best year for

is their

gifts.

we have been

“In the past

quite

most of our gifts

pricey, but this year

are under $20,” she said.

“The Secord Eggs ly fast,”

It’s

time to ‘bring the smiles’ at Laura Secord. With Easter becoming more commercial, you

However, there

is

no need

to panic

because the store has

lots of

inexpensive Easter

may have a

long

list

gifts.

of

are selling real-

“And we have

she said.

(Photo by Amy Meadows)

just started selling Easter

people to buy

a mixture of different types of eggs,

for.

Neumann.

those are $18,” said

Neumann

suggested,

also

those on a budget,

They come

for

egg suckers.

foil

dark and white

in milk,

make

chocolate and

bags with

“ideal" Easter

gifts.

commons

the learning

Over

Rocky Mountain in the Melchim

at

mall, sales associate. Terry

puts the finishing touches to one of

t* teaming

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Skills

Service

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many caramel

the

displayed

Melchim

said

suckers and

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She

types

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of key concepts in a course Review and practice challenging course material

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Melchim.

said the packs contain differ-

of chocolate eggs and

treats.

sweet

treats aren't for

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SPOKE, March

2007

26,

— Page 13

(Photo by Anneiise Thompson)

bundled up

All Chyni and Kyle Loux spent up now that spring has arrived.

Alivia

Woman’s

their

own home, the

to

www.religiou.stol-

erence.org, a person to

is considered be part of a particular religion if

they say they are of that

faith.

For a

Conestoga College’s Waterloo campus, that bartending faith is

student

at

Wicca. that every living

its

own power

or

energy, and

it is that energy that connects everyone and everything within the universe.

Amanda Nightingale came the

Wiccan

open

but sometimes she joins

K-W

circles at the

Pagan

temple.

beliefs

snowsuits due to the cold weather. Temperatures have been fluctuating, but

Nightingale likes

how

across

about eight

years ago after exploring several other religions such as Christianity,

Buddhism, Judaism, Muslim and

was her neighbour, however, Nightingale the most dif-

really like

how

they include

the kids in the circles instead of

with this sneer to his voice

Sunday school,” she said. Nightingale also likes the interactive nature of the circles, which incorporate lots of dancing, singing

I

can’t

begin to describe.”

sending them downstairs for day-

Nightingale

said

would happen

teasing

the

morning on

in the

bus and again in the evening, and if he couldn’t get a reaction out of her, he would boththe school

er

you’re there with,” she said.

she said, “The day- to- day torment

Nightingale’s journey has been anything but easy; there are a lot of

so hard to talk about.” Despite her hardships, Nightingale spoke about her faith with an unshakable sense of pride.

“The more I learned the more sense it was making,” she said. “It was finally clicking, I am a witch.” Nightingale said she is what is known as a solitary Wiccan, meaning she practises her faith in her

lost

best friend,” she said.

her younger brother or sister

about

it.

“Even now

it’s

making me

cry,”

is

me think for my own path.

“Wicca

and choose that freedom and up,” she said. “I

person

I

myself

lets

want

getting to

to

know

I’ll

I

love

never give

it

am becoming the be and I am just

myself.”

By

SUMMER MCPHEE

Springtime Skipper,

all

featuring a

MAC

cosmetics and Mattel have

teamed up

to create a

new

colour collection.

edition

limited

Barbie

Loves MAC’s collection ranges from lipsticks and lip glosses to beauty liquid shimmers and nail pol-

The

collection hit

makeup coun-

North America in midFebruary and went worldwide on ters

in

March at

MAC,

said

is

a cosmeti-

Barbie Loves

MAC

ishes.

The colours come

in vibrant

pink

and nude shades with names like the Malibu Barbie, Fashion Leader, and

is doing extremely well. “People started lining up outside the doors the day before the launch.”

Telford said they weren't prepared

got.

already sold out,” she said. “The limited

edition

required for summer, Kitchener, $13 to

worry about.

As

if

Barbie doll sold out

within 20 minutes.”

companions,

luggage

and doggy babysitter aren’t enough, this year you also have to worry about getting a passport. According to Passport Canada,

have

both been considered a vision of fashion and beauty for

many

are constantly flooding in to get

looked at even though everyone thought the major

boom was

over.

“Not only are people coming the

offices

receiving applications online and

through the mail,” she said.

“The phones ring non-stop.” If you are planning on taking a trip anytime in the near future and don’t yet have your passport, you should seriously think about

increase

out

in

passport applications

both by mail and through receiving agents. Because of this increase it could potentially take up to 45 business days before you get your

document. Dennis Eagle, father of in line at the

in

constantly

are

they are dealing with a staggering

filling

your application soon. Although it may seem like an annoyance now, it will be beneficial

in

the

Whether

long run.

you’re travelling across the world or just to the United States, you

11 -year-

passport office

need to have one. Christopher Eagle,

will

who

can’t

wait for his birthday trip to Florida,

he was nervous about their upcoming vacation to Florida. “I already have the flights booked and the rooms will be

said he will be so disappointed

ready and waiting,” he said. “I did-

be impressed,” he said. “This will

how

really take

long

it

into consideration

would take

for

my

son

to get his passport.”

hustle and

country,

those

all

the

of leaving the

bustle

his passport doesn’t

“If

I

miss

working

in

the

out

Studios because of

be

my

If

first

go

come on this,

if

in time.

Universal I

will not

time on a plane!”

you’re looking into applying

for a passport

Travellers aren’t the only ones feeling the pressure from

MAC

Naiem

too.

their applications

but

dealing with your resort,

travelling

n’t

products are

stressed

and want some tips, where

to http://www.ppt.gc.ca

there

is

also a checklist to

make

sure you don't have any problems

during the application process.

genera-

tions.

“We’ve combined our similar marketing strategies to develop a limited edition line for

women

of

all

ages

and races.” However, Lindsay Langdon, a first-year law and security adminis-

CLASSIFIEDS Window cleaner

it

to

that

She added Barbie and

1.

Andrea Telford, who cian

for the reaction that

Even though the college’s readweek is over, March and April still are the most popular months for people to go away on vacation. However, there is always so much

waited

“Some of the makeup

pink silhouette of Barbie.

are

Tamil, an employee, said people

old Christopher Eagle, said as he

Toy and cosmetic company launch new makeup line

warm

expected to

year

of

offices

ing

and eating. “You can really take part in the circles and get to know the people

my

By CARA LICHTY

“He never called me by name,” “He called me Wicca,

it’s

Passport Canada

for

she said.

mixed feelings from her friends and family due to her beliefs. Her father supports her faith to an extent, and has given her several books on the subject, but not everyone has been so understanding. “When I first became Wiccan I

Sikh.

Busy time

who gave

inclusive

the circles are. “I

It

easy

ficulty.

care or

Wiccans believe thing possesses

in their

religious journey anything but

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enamoured with “It’s

Conestoga,

disgusting that

well-known

isn't

the idea.

makeup

we have a company

encouraging us to look like Barbie. Anyone who wants to look fake has a problem.”

She said there is enough pressure on women to be thin and look like supermodels. that a

“It’s

Shooting

hard to believe

company with such

high-

would need

to use

quality products

(Photo by Brandon Walker)

Nick Fiansen,

left,

Marvin Keronga

some hoops

sets a pick on

tries to

Rhyan

make a pass

Bailey, middle, while

during a pickup

.

this type

of marketing strategy.”

basketball

game

at the recreation centre.


1

.

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News

— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Hockey

get serious

hits

Bv ANNELISE THOMPSON

of hockey operations, said

tor

flip to

the past month, anytime

you

League

a sports channel either on

TV

will start.

stick in the manner and fashion in Simon used his which Mr. Thursday night. As a consequence of his actions, Mr. Simon has for-

New

feited the privilege of playing in an

or the radio within minutes conver-

and

sation

clips

malicious hits

from one of the most

hockey

in

Chris Simon of the

York

will not accept the use

Islanders

his

NHL game

attack

the

regardless of

New

was suspended for on Ryan Hollweg of

hit itself

came

after

damaged

This

has once

into question

called

ment of

blows

late

ous implications

Colin

'

how many games

the

hit)

there wasn’t

have

NHL

senior

is

begun surfacing

executive vice-president and direc-

at the

Libra

Aries

play-

March

Tillsonburg

boy was seriously injured because of a

community

September 23 October 22

21

April 19

after suffering a severe

concussion

He didn’t want

name used because he

real

doesn’t want people asking about

because

incident

he

went

right

it

just

Aiden still lying on the ice,” said Aiden’s father Doug Green, also a pseudonym. The concussion Green suffered was so bad that after the game, he didn’t even recognize his own father. He was “really white and he looked like a ghost. Then he looked

me and

After that

‘Who

said

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make

sations as your social skills

you a magnet for attention while your friendly personality makes it easy for others to talk to you. Don't lose your whimsical charm;

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it's

are.

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call,

Your inventive mind means posare endless whenever a situation arises. While your drive matches your mindset, it makes it harder for you to admit when possible becomes impossible. Don't deny it, not everything works out. sibilities

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remember anything about it. “The worst part about it was

April 20

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Quick to anger is your forte you find no reason to hold back what you're feeling. Luckily for you, you are also quick to forsince

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not youf'Syes

but rather your envious side creeping up.

You

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when

the

things and people you love are also the

of others. Jealousy

interests

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isn’t flattery,

ran out and called the

I

Doug Green.

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A

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Aiden Green, a pseudonym, had to watch his team become the best in the province from the sidelines

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one of the NHL’s harshest penalties, and rightly so. This violent and malicious behaviour has This

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wasn’t even a

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again

NHL.

in the

Campbell,

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it.

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the

the enforce-

that

allow

earlier in the series.

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and people are not prepared

level

his

or broken.

incident

season,

this

Hollweg

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again

of a

Islanders ultimately play.”

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in a

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1

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year later Aiden was playing

May

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21

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When you

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the

team in the province, usually you have few, if any, flaws. But for the Conestoga College men's indoor soccer team, they have had one glaring problem that head coach Geoff Johnstone is hoping can be fixed. The team will be playing in the Ontario College Athletics Association championships, and Johnstone wants his team to be ready from the opening whistle. “We've lost the first game of every tournament we’ve been in,” said Johnstone. Having a slow start only makes things difficult for a team, espe-

tournament play. Johnston said while the team has played well overall, he would still like to see the problem corrected. “The team’s just not there,” he cially

in

“This is one of the hardest working teams I’ve ever had, in practices and in games," he said. Johnstone said he admires the team’s gritty style and how every player can play offensively or defensively. They may not have been the best strikers, but Johnstone said that’s not what he was looking for. “I probably cut two or three guys who were more skilled than some of the guys got, but they I

game,

and to be a superstar.” Johnstone said he thought it was

a

wake-up

call

for

the

finesse

players he passed on. “It

was horribly

insulting

when

I

Johnstone said looking ahead to the provincial tournament, he thinks this_ will be the toughest

team

— Page 15

think

at

it.

the top of our

we can win

the tour-

The tournament includes two Niagara,

teams, Trent both which have

and low

populations. Johnston said that is not uncommon in indoor soccer.

"The small

universities

who

feel

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like they can’t

likes of in,”

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U

he said. think they think but

it’s

And do top

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will

be eas-

not.”

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college

indoor soccer team

against the top university team. “I think the universities

probawouldn’t go for it, because they can’t win,” Johnstone said. “If they do win, then people will say ‘oh that’s supposed to happen,’ and if they lose they’ll say ‘oh look at you losing to a college bly

cut them,” he said.

test for his

play

university

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their feet

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2007

nament,” he said.

just weren’t working,” he said.

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we

26,

fighting for gold at provincials

thinks they can' handle “If

SPOKE, March

this season, but

team.”’

(Photo by Adam Black) The men’s indoor soccer team prepares for the OCAA finals at the recreation centre. The Condors are working on in-game discipline, working together as a team and eliminating the slow tournament starts that have plagued the team all season.

said.

But Johnstone said the players have started to talk about the slow starts, and he is hoping they can fix it themselves. “We maybe need to put a ban on

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one

is

of the

hardest working teams I’ve

ever had,

and

in

practices

in

games.”

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wen s i

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in the

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— SPOKE, March 26, 2007

Page 16

Odd band

out

at Phil’s SCHWAB

By AARON

Embrace

felt

a

A Moments Embrace knows what

it's

pensive about

little

playing on a

with

bill

metal

all

bands.

be the odd band

like to

out.

The Kitchener

quintet

-

vocalist

guitarists Dougherty, Andrew Collins and Andrew Dougherty, bassist Chris Collins and drummer Luke Allen - played at Phil’s Grandson’s on March 15

of

part

as

bar’s

the

Throwdown Thursday as many months.

that night included

metal acts Guelph's Dear Black Diary and London’s Shores of

Normandy. * “Most of our band had been going to Throwdown Thursday for a while now,” Allen said of

only

all-metal

bar

night.

“I

wasn’t sure

how

the

crowd would feel about our band playing a metal

show when we aren’t a metal

Andrew Dougherty

“At little

bar to date.

Waterloo’s

set that night.”

in

Notably, they are the only nonto have played

The lineup

different vibe during our

third

concert

heavy metal band at the

could definitely feel a

“I

Adam

clearly

I

think

we were all a how it would

go over,” Andrew Dougherty said. “I wasn’t sure how the crowd would feel about our band playing

show when we

metal

a

aren’t

clearly

band and never

metal

a

claimed to be, but I realized that most of the people at the show were there to have some drinks, have some fun and listen to live music. “The other bands reassured us everything would be fine - they joked with us about not being metal and singing about ‘our feelings,’ but it was all in good fun.” Dougherty said he feels the band's set was adversely affected

because of their different “I

band and

first,

worried about

style.

could definitely feel a different

vibe during our set that night,” he said.

never claimed to

be.”

“I really like responding to the energy of the audience and since

Andrew Dougherty,

we were

A Moments Embrace

rest

a different style than the

of the bands, there wasn't a

“Andrew becoming

(Collins)

ended

up

quite the regular at Phil’s

and got to know a few of the staff, and he gave them one of our CDs to spin on Thursdays, before they started putting on shows at the beginning of this year. When they were looking for bands for the 15th, (head bartender) Tony approached us about it and we were more than happy to

Guitarist

lot

of energy there.”

Andrew

Collins

dis-

agreed with Dougherty, stating that felt their set was affected in good way, despite the difference.

he

“1 felt

we

we

because

a

aren’t metal,

and

tried to play a really tight

show to leave our mark.” A Moments Embrace is currently busy working on new material. Their debut CD, If It Were Now to

energetic

self-proclaimed mix of pro-

is available at Amazon.ca. For more information, visit www.amoor mentsembrace.com

gressive rock and post-hardcore

www.myspace.com/amo-

play the show.”

A

styles

of

music,

A Moments

REDUCE

Die,

Andrew Dougherty performs with A Moments Embrace University Avenue in Waterloo on March 15.

Guitarist

Away from Her There wasn’t a dry eye atre after the film

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make

Away from Her

set

reception

for

their

Despite being a

(Julie

Canadian director Sarah Policy said Alzheimer’s

is

a very sad dis-

such, and that

her to get settled.

movie,” said Polley,

During these 30 days Fiona forgets she has a husband and falls in love with another man. Watching

the screening. “I

new

heartbreaking, and

even more

difficult

watch when flashbacks of

it

to

their

marriage show how much she once cared for him.

bit

depressing

at

seemed

to

really

in the

audience.

Marjie Richardson, a 19-year-old

moved into a nursing home. However, her husband Grant (Gordon Pinsent) is not allowed to visit for the first 30 days to allow

Grant’s reaction to his wife’s

movie

touch everyone

strug-

marriage of 44

when Fiona

up during Alzheimer's

research.

an especially well

is

is

a donation to

were

Princess Theatre,

ease and should be recognized as

it

make

the booths that

the

Christie) develops Alzheimer’s and

makes

(he audience to

times, this

survive

affection

close to the heart

hits

in the the-

done depiction of a couple years

PITCH-IN

at the

March 15. The movie gling to

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(Photo by Aaron Schwab) bar on King Street near

mentsembrace.

By CARA LICHTY

RE-USE

at Phil’s

why some

is

of the

proceeds from the premiere went to the “I

so,

K-W

Alzheimer Society.

had so much fun making

who

hope

that in

people will get a real

what

this disease is

so great that

all

this

attended

doing

feel for

capable

of. It’s

of these people

have come out to support

Kitchener woman, said she couldn’t

imagine what it would be like to the person you’ve spent

forget

nearly half a century with.

“You just feel so bad for her husband throughout the whole movie. It

really

is

heartbreaking,” she said.

“And what’s worse

is

that

these

things actually happen.”

The premiere was a success with a sold out audience

who were

defi-

nitely not disappointed in the film.

this

(Photo by Cara Lichty)

movie.”

During a special question and answer period after the film, Polley even made a point of encouraging

Sarah

Polley, director of

from Her, stands

Away

in front of

poster promoting the

film.

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