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Question of the week

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Conestoga’s Off-Road Baja racing association

Get

in

on the

By ALEX

sold out MOUNTFQRD

brightly coloured

bed

team improved

its

record to

leading the Condors to a 6-2 victoLaura Matheson went 3-for-4

sound

ry.

with one run and one RBI.

for

In the second game, Matheson threw a gem, allowing only one run and one hit in seven innings while guiding the out striking 11,

were perfect Conestoga’s annual Toga

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI). The event was held on Sept. 20 and by

hosted

many students some drinking and dancing.

Condors to an 8-1 win. Th& reigning Conestoga female athlete of the year drew much praise and admiration from the spectators in atten-

for

brought out

This year the Toga Party was held

in the

new Sanctuary

instead

dance.

of the old one (now the broadcasting studios) where it has been

After the game, Matheson said her performance wasn’t out of the

held in past years.

Kasia Bobrowska, who sits on CSI’s board of directors, said the old Sanctuary could only hold slightly over 300 students as opposed to the new Sanctuary

ordinary.

which can hold up to 600 people. According to Sara Santos, a

high praise for Matheson. “She always tries her hardest, she would be a great asset to any team,”

that

much

new Sanctuary

than

couches.

works

at special

said

is

who

Santos,

events for CSI,

much

also has a

it

Day said. As of Sept.

also

had

atop the Ontario College Athletics Association standings. Day said the veteran presence from last year’s team has given this year’s team an

“We

have a lot of returnees from and some rookies that are

last year,

24, the

Condors

are

Toga Party sold out the week tickets went on sale.

playing great,” she said.

first

By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE The brunt of AIDS on Saharan populace

is

the sub-

difficult

to

Howard,

as well as Stacy

Crown

Toga Party was so

the responsibility to aid in dimin-

basic

bartenders, police

to

only 500 tickets

popular one individual tried to

people coming

The original was $2. Third-year management studoffering $20.

in,

cost of a ticket

student,

ies

Kitty

Chan, said

was her first Toga Party. “The floor really sucked, was super slippery. I had I

ishing

its

“(AIDS) is the health change our generation,” said Amy Howard, co-founder of the World Vision-supported club, whose only crisis that’ll

current

setback

it

to

couldn’t

member

is its

earning CSI less than

count. All official

10-

campus

clubs must meet the required minimum of 10 registered members, but

stand up anymore,” said Chan. She said she thought the two

the stipulation hasn’t yet hindered

was a good idea except not many people seemed

dents from pursuing their dream. Howard, alongside four other

floor concept

to

know about

so the

first

the second floor

floor

was packed.

Police officers monitored the event,

and CSI

staff

checked

driver’s licences to ensure atten-

dees were of legal drinking age. Different coloured wrist bands

were given to people depending if they were of age or not. See Pages 8 and 9 for addi tional photos.

ing the

the handful of nursing

BScN

week

Day on Dec.

AIDS

prior to 1.

The

porridge,

rations

potency.

approval despite

this

leave early because

it

Day also thinks this year’s squad could be in medal contention by the end of the season.

translated

can be sold to events. According to Bobrowska and

include

ticket off

said. “I think they’re

are limited.

include a “broken bread poverty meal,” which allows student’s to donate money toward a serving of

capacity

buy a

“We’re working well together,” she said.

cussed co-ordinating

launched Acting on AIDS club at Conestoga College argue though we aren’t directly affected, we have

has

Sanctuary’s

Santos, the

team chemistry far.

millions of children. Health care, treatment and prevention facilities

comprehend for the vast majority of North Americans who have had no contact with the disease. However, members of the newly-

Christopher Graves, general of CSI, said the

manager

staff,

said

capable of taking

all.”

The team’s next game

when

host

they

is

Oct. 4

Durham

the

Lords.

Club seeks to combat AIDS worldwide and Sarah Morgan, said they intend to hold fundraising activities dur-

officers, etc. so

Matheson

has been great so

“We’re playing awesome.”

advantage.

larger

area for students to dance. Despite the increase in space, the

natural to me,”

Head Coach Fawn Day

better

is

comes

just

15.

“This is the strongest team I’ve had since I’ve been here,” she

She

bigger and better.

thinks having tables

it

she said.

legal assistant student,

the bar in the

(Photo by Alex McNanney)

Condors’ first baseman, Lindsay Bosomworth, blasts a ball to right field off Cambrian pitcher Page Francine Landry during their 8-1 win over the Golden Shield. For additional photo, see

“I’ve been doing this for so long

second-year office administration

for glory

MCNANNEY

risque, in fact they

Party

— No. 18

Condors' pitcher Laura Patterson had seven strikeouts and allowed only four hits in the first game,

leopard

outfits

39th Year

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Sept. 22.

spots and plaid designs.

Although the

asm

with back-to-back wins over the Cambrian Golden Shield on

gold and

in

a successful week or hard times? Check your sign. in for

5-1

Some were

featured

others

pink,

in

Horoscopes Are you

The Conestoga College women’s fastball

They came out dressed

have.

News

journalism students

Gunning

Party

sheets and towels.

for

like to

11

Toga

By LEANNE

newsroom

learning

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2007

1,

A

action.

News

Monday, October

is

members.

looking for

Conestoga students tell us what superpower they would

to

World AIDS

tentative plans

used in impoverished

often

sustain

tribal

“(Students) can choose to forego their lunch for the day and donate

of

recordings

accounts from

AIDS

verbal

sufferers

drumming using

and

traditional

will

With the assistance of World Vision and local resources, Morgan said this

would

particular

demonstration

makes

point

is

it

more

“The whole

to avoid students feeling

like spectators.”

In addition, a T-shirt fundraising

Howard, noting the meal, which will be supplied by World Vision and cooked by the club, is unpalat-

be made available for purchase intermittently, conveying the gradual but rapid increase of

able.

orphaned children due addition,

the

members

dis-

is

a

probability.

The

shirts will

Howard

to

said the shirts

AIDS. would be

in

Africa,

as

Acting on AIDS World Vision catalogue, which has in

the

numerous college students

lead

into launching fundraising chapters

throughout North America. Howard said the club members’ area of study

a contributing fac-

is

but a health-care clinic would encompass all areas of basic need tor,

and provide hope for up

to

25,000

people.

“Health-care centres places,”

she

such

are

said.

“They

ties.”

Until their concepts ity,

to dis-

the club

is

become

real-

focusing on getting

more members beyond

cuss their prospective plans for the semester, in the pursuit of both

their

own

faculty.

more people we have more perspectives we can draw in,” said Howard. Crown agreed, adding, “We need to attract more than just the nursing “The

educating and inspiring college faculty and students to partake in AIDS-relief fundraising.

HIV/AIDS is touted as the most adverse humanitarian crisis, causing close to 10,000 deaths a day. Sheer fatalities aside, the disease

clinic

health-care

fundamentally change communi-

equally determined peers, held a

low-key meeting Sept. 21

far, the acquired proceeds be funneled toward medical initiatives, such as the purchase of shares toward the building of a

central

stu-

shirts

labour) overseas,”

Thus

shown

entice students.

“(Interactive)

we’d) buy

(if

made by (cheap she said.

campaign

In

change

for

and conditions World Vision workers encounter during fieldwork.

money they’d spend on food (to eating a ration of porridge),” said the

ordered from an American supplier rather than overseas. “It seems contradictory to lobby

instruments, depicting the culture

experiential,” she said.

victims.

audio-

an

interactive tour of Africa including

involved, the

(Photo by Holly Featherstone)

subjects most adults to absenteeism

AIDS members, left to right, Sarah Morgan, Lauren Oudshoorn, Stacy Crown and Amy Howard gather around, eating much muffins, while discussing their plan of offering something

from the workplace and orphans

less delicious as

Acting on

an AIDS fundraiser.

students.”

For membership inquiries, contact

conestoga. acting. on. aids gmail.com.

@


— SPOKE, October

Page 2

1

Few

,

News

2007

attend Get Involved

unaware of semi-annual event

Majority of Conestoga students By ELIZABETH BATE

Kali Finch, a first-year general

tions represented

and science student, didn’t know it was going on either, but was glad she stopped by. "It seems like there’s a lot of

you

If

know

didn’t

Get

Conestoga's

about

Involved

fair,

you're not alone.

The _

fair,

which was held Sept. 12'

to give students a

look

The

fair

what clubs are available on cam-

mons and counselling

in

new Student

the

Local

volunteer

organizations

included the

Ambulance, the Cambridge Senior Games, Community Support

students

who

attended didn’t

what was going on walked by.

“We

Alex Walker, a

was

first-year

law and security administrations student

you

to help

LASA

student

organization.

their

Sisters,

Most of

need when he finishes

Students

who

chosen

stopped by were

fields, as well as giv-

ing back to the community.

the volunteer organiza-

described

of the organizations presfulfill

vol-

unteer requirements students

may

need to graduate. If students are interested in working with local not-for-profit groups as part of a co-op, but are unsure of where to look, they can contact the Volunteer Action Centre.

the

at

centre,

as one-stop shopping

it

for volunteers.

volunteer

list

of 160 local

organizations,

more than 500 volunteer and

with

positions,

able to match students to

is

positions

education programs or

Samuel Toma, first-year

and experience

ent also participate in co-operative

training.”

interested in receiving training in

(LASA).

training

the

Many

have no

I

volunteering gives

school.

Waterloo Regional Police Service and ACCKWA, a community AIDS awareness

Big

it

John’s

Connections, the Volunteer Action Centre, Ray of Hope, Big Brothers/

they

until

didn't have any idea

here,” said

know

want but

was announced ahead of time on the college's web page, but most

St.

said

that he will

areas.

Red Cross,

him

out there and say I

Life Centre. It

Toma

Prachi Surti, the communications

co-ordinator

The centre has a

training.”

consisted of 17 booths

arranged outside the learning com-

was held

“You need training,” said Samuel Toma, a first-year LASA student. “You can't just walk out there and say I want to help you but I have no

“You can’t just walk

unteering opportunities as well as pus,

teers.

great information here,” she said.

at local vol-

were handing out

information and recruiting volun-

arts

fair

availability

based on suitability, and program require-

ments. In addition to volunteer organiza-

there

tions,

was

informational

booths about some of Conestoga’s clubs and groups.

Clubs and organizations were represented included

that

the

S.O.S group for students living in residence, CSI, the Women’s Resource group, the mini Baja group, Conestoga Pride and various services by the Learning

Commons. Students and faculty can access each of these groups through the college’s web page or CSI.

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Two

informational booths were

also at the fair; one explained the

upcoming referendum to students and another, the Homer Watson House and Gallery, showed off a little bit

of local history.

well as exhibiting historical

from the Doon. Village

artifacts

player

available to students

or at the front desk.

As

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Ryan Connell, manager and residence life co-ordinator at the Conestoga Residence and Conference Centre, blamed the low student turnout on the lack of advertising, but also said that stu-

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Thinking about university BY FRANCA MAIO

how

dents asking

to navigate the

Check

online application form.

overwhelming task if you don't know where to start. Your worries are about to disappear because most of your questions are answered right here. Lynn Robbins White, a counsellege can be an

lor in

Student Services’ counselling

wants

department,

know

“So,

to university after col-

Applying

that there are

on the web

students

many

to

resources

that will help with the

search for the right university with

workshops are being held, two on the transition to university and the well.

other

White

two

process,

on

said four

application

the

including

how

apply

to

1

One

application

work-

process

who

of information as far as calenders

counselling services, the fee to apply

from universities, internationally and Canadian,” she said.

to three universities or

website of your choice to see when they will be holding an open house

through the application

White

said.

Students can also check out the Conestoga website under academics, and then degree completion for

this

cam-

go through it, that another counsellor and I decided that we will set up a lab and call it guiding you process,”

— Page 3

of universities that will visit the

staff

versities of

campus tour. said White

$105.

Visiting university websites and

taking _their virtual tours

good way to get a pus and the school

or a

Learning

the

LRC

is

school

above

also a

camyou are unable

The Ontario

or program that

programs

The Ontario College University website Guide

Transfer

(www.ocutg.on.ca), is a place where students can see if their college credits transfer to the program or university of their choice.

The

only deals with universities in

For schools in Canada and to go world the around www.schoolfmder.com. If you are thinking of studying aboard, a phone call to the univer-

you apply

number. There

be a fee to transfer your transcript

from your high school and college. If you are looking at American universities and are interested when the SATs are held, you can check www.collegeboard.com

university applica-

(www.ouac.on.ca) is where you would apply to the uni-

change.

As you begin your new semester at college, you will begin the process of leaving your Whether you are leaving your parents for the first time or you are parents means Change too. .stressful bit a perhaps and exciting feel will children, the transition it’s natural to resist new ideas change, this welcoming are you if an ending, and even and ways of doing things. things can help us through that William Bridges, who writes about transitions, says four uncomfortable time between the old and the new: information you things that make you feel more in control, like getting the 1

Try to do

.

need to find your way around. doesn t mean Understand that this is a transition time and you feel overwhelmed, going to school was a bad decision, you are just in transition. friends, your teachers and Find support systems in your family, old friends, new ,

noon, although the date

The

fourth

is

workshop

tentative.

planned

so you can attend the school, and

is

at

for financial aid and housing while

for January.

White about

said students

how

were asking

to apply starting the first

week of school. Knowing the deadlines

you study

the university,

at

I

can say is go and get a

the application needs to be submit-

contact from them for the regis-

is important, because not all programs and universities have the

trar’s office,”

ted

she

same application deadline,

Or the

she said.

students can get the

Last year there were,

many

stu-

it

program

will

counsellors

Keep

name of

be

in

Student Services.

in

mind your purpose

in

coming

to school; focus

on

this

outcome.

support, talk are not alone in this transition time. If you do need more are services Counselling campus. with a counsellor in Counselling Services at your

Remember you

confidential

and

free.

director, especially if

they have transferable credits since

said.

3.

4.

to the university’s websfte

it

if

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said

White.

“The best advice

when

for

who

that person

will

A Message from

Counselling Services, 1A103.

be

CAN REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE? I

YOU CAN.

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on Election and Referendum Day,

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when you go

to vote.

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Election Act defines “residence” as the place to

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Where do I vote?

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COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Change

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sity’s

can get you started. The staff there help you apply for the proper visa

shop will be held on Dec. 5

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an extra $33 for every

if

centre

tion

is

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to visit the university in person.

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— SPOKE, October

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the right to vote With a provincial election on the horizon, many citizens of Ontario are carefully studying the policies of various political parties so they can

make an informed

choice.

you ask university or college students who they vote for, the almost standard answer is “I’m not going to

However, plan to

if

vote.”

This refusal to have their voice heard must stop. Or

is

it

just

laziness?

Many

students feel apathetic, believing their vote doesn't mat-

Others choose not to vote because of a lack of knowledge

ter.

and some refuse

to vote as a protest to the political parties run-

ning.

However, those same students complain about being ignored byx our federal and provincial governments. Tuition fees rise it seems every year, and many students wonder when the proverbleeding will stop.

bial

Michael Dale, a professor in the school of liberal and media studies at Conestoga College, made a very clear and charging statement on the issue of student voting in a recent edition of Spoke.

“The reason you’re paying the tuition you have today is because you don't vote,” he said. “If the political parties knew 80 per cent (of students) were going out to vote every elecyou’d be paying less than half the tuition you are today. If young voters were voting, political parties would take care of

Stop stereotyping

that

tion,

them.”

The only way

cent of 18- to 21 -year-olds cast their ballot in the

Only 38 per 2004 federal

own

among

the 18-to-24

feels about

to

have your voice heard

is

election and the traditional voting average

to vote.

Everyone

is

entitled to his or her

How

opinion.

someone or something

staff treat

bag? None of these possessions

if

pieces of ID at your local voting centre and they will give you a

should be used to describe some-

card.

one

If you don’t want to give your support to any of the candidates, you can cast a protest vote. To do that, just simply leave your form blank and submit it. If you think you’re uninformed, all you have to do is go to each

have been a

party’s website. Right

you see visually creates great mis-

their

understanding.

on the front page you will find a link to platform so you can study what each of them stands for and

proposing.

from another

wealth and social status

what

treat a

see

is

wrong.

wear a Rolex? Drive

who

the

gift,

BMW may be

a rental and the handbag

for $40,

A

meanwhile

pass judgment

thing designer

days. Everything

work

to

we want we have

myself.

is

authentic. Don’t

or treat

someone

because of what they

am proud

I

I

right

my new

what you make of can be gone tomor-

it;

it

row, so enjoy

I

did

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remarks of disbelief as drive.

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little

and

people

Not many 21 -year-

make

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this

kind of a

a very motivated,

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want something, I'm going to get

it.

I’m

all

aspects of

but

I

my

life.

like that in

do very well

I’m not

rich,

financially for

cate myself on the markets and put

someone my age. Life is what you make of it; can be gone tomorrow, so enjoy and all it has to offer. Whether

my

be love, fame, fortune or a shiny

I

I

1

have always been a great saver.

my money

watch

investments

want

life

and

to retire I

carefully, edu-

in the right places.

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ignore them, they'll go away.”

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into a store,

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real

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very valuable and very easy-to-perform civic right go to waste, because Dale has a warning. “There’s an old saying. Don’t worry about your rights. If you

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assured the powers that be would take notice and

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carry

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purchase.

what

let

may

accessorize themselves with.

knockoff.

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is rich.

between what

start listening.

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turned

first

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new owner of a

the

person based on

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SPOKE, October

College students can now borrow from other libraries tion card (student card)

By HIEN DINH

must present lation

Conestoga College's students, facand staff can now borrow resources from all 24 library Ontario colleges thanks to a newly

desk

at

the lending library

for validation.

revised direct borrowing agreement.

The length of a loan and any subsequent renewals depends on the specific college and borrowers are

number of years now colleges

all

in

Library technician

Linda Schneider said, "To me it’s wonderful because as far as our own students, faculty and staff are concerned it opens up resources to them that they may not otherwise have been able to get at." Schneider said they (the colleges) had worked over the summer to get everyone on board. Although the college doesn’t have a similar direct borrowing agreement with any universities yet, Schneider said the college is

Macfie,

row

some

manent address

get

a

library

4 p.m.

responsible for

Students will rotate to six stawhere they can learn about

topics such as safety in the

com-

drugs and alcohol and

think

it's

direct

a valuable resource.”

'The direct borrowing agreement states only circulating material may be borrowed and only college staff, faculty and students who are

employed or registered

are eligible to request a direct bor-

rower’s card. prospective borrowers must

have their college issued identifica-

information

Additional

I

found

on

the

borrowing agreement can be http://www.conestogac. at:

on.ca/lrc/services/directborrow.pdf.

about making the best the sometimes limited

“This

is

use of resources that the college libraries do have,” said Schneider. “The

and

.safe

is

the fifth year of Survivor

Shore,

co-ordinator of

potentially

illegal

or

Bernard

said.

The

Conestoga. Pauline

a counsellor at

something that even experienced by a Canadian would be considered

ways

healthy eating.

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level ones.”

was normal in Canadian culture and what wasn't. “Sometimes students would come upon a situation where they didn’t know if it was just a cultural difference between their home country and Canada, or if there was

in the rec centre.

sexuality, healthy

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to destress,

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Shawna Bernard,

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nice to have

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1

,

Who By ELIZABETH BATE

News

2007

should you vote for?

tough choices

to

make when

Whether you are a With the Ontario election nine days away, students have

voter or a veteran

just

it

and radio ads.

them about

I

why

requested interviews with each of

Conestoga

Although

hoping to ask

riding,

campaign and

their

they think

it's

contacted

all

Mark Cairns of

were

candidates

David

interviews,

for

Driver of the Freedom Party and

important that

students give them their support.

Kitchener-

the candidates for the

can be hard to

pick a candidate based on debates

some

TV

and endless

voting.

first-time

NDP

the

did not

respond to the requests.

Leeanna Pendergast THE PARTY: Liberal

ing.

have

1

investment

an

What would you do for post-secondary students?

in

Kitchener-Conestoga.”

THE

BASICS:

Pendergast

a

is

Summarize your platform

She was an educator for 20 years and is married first-time candidate.

five

“More funding

in

key words.

positions

focus.”

lies.

THE QUESTIONS:

“When

for people to

is

Why are you

those three things are right,

everything else

What do you think

“I

is right."

Why do you

think

important

it’s

feel

running for office?

my

it's

responsibility to

remind people of the cuts under the Conservative government.”

important

know about you?

pro-

grams, because students need a

“Education, health care and fami-

with three children.

more

create

to

apprenticeship

in

for youth to vote? “1

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

Leeanna Pendergast poses

for

a photo

at her office.

was bom and I

am

tem.”

At

ing.

“By

raised in this rid-

own

raising a family in this rid-

What’s your favourite movie?

voting they are creating their

Nacho

future.”

Libre.

Michael Harris THE PARTY: THE

BASICS:

a graduate of

Harris

is

PC

a first-

party.

Leadership

He

Why

“I

am

a

think

is

think

impor-

it's

,

a

the

PC

party's

copy of which is www.ontariopc.com.

And

they

enough.

proud graduate of was a vice-president on

Conestoga. I student government. "1 am young, approachable and

don’t

exercise

so

instrumental

It’s

“We need

want a

I

that

What's your favourite movie? Major League.

to

post-

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate) Michael Harris poses for a

secondary students?

accessible.”

running for

better Ontario.”

their daily lives.”

What would you do for

you

“I’m running because

youth to vote? “Youth carry a strong voice.

important

are

office?

tant for

know about you?

,

point Harris read

from

available at

are

Conestoga College.

THE QUESTIONS: What do you

platform

fair.

People

matters.

this

looking for real leadership.”

Why do you

for people to

in

extensively

key words. “Honesty, competent and

five

time candidate for the is

Summarize your platform

Pi ogressive-

Conservative (PC)

to strengthen the sys-

photo at his campaign

office.

Larry Stevens THE PARTY:

ernment could actually do some good in our society.”

Libertarian

THE

BASICS:

moved

to

retiring

several

He became

(Not available for photo)

Stevens

Kitchener after years

ago.

a Libertarian

at

Summarize your platform in five key words. “Increasingly government

uses coercion to control peo-

Once coercion

ple’s lives.

that time.

THE QUESTIONS: What do you think

is

THE PARTY: (Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

Len Solomon poses

for

a photograph at his campaign

office,

located on Ontario

Street, in Kitchener.

will

that they use.

It

be a pay-per-use sys-

tem.”

BASICS:

Mount

He

Family

reason, to defend the family.”

BASICS: Solomon

Summarize your platform in five key words.

Coalition Party

THE was

a

firefighter

in

the

Kitchener area for 29 years. He is married with children.

freedom

“Life, right

own

to

family

is

the

and

the

property.

The

Why

basic cell of

office?

THE QUESTIONS: think

Why do you

important for people to know about you?

important

chosen a career I’m here for one

Solomon

“I haven’t in politics.

you running for

I

is

for

think

it's

youth

to

give recognition to that.”

What's

vote? feels

that

it’s

important to vote to defend

a

Why do you

Jones could

vote

your

favourite

movie? The Straight Story

it's

for

Green

the

he will reloKitchener-

riding.

form

plat-

because no other candidates

were available for the Green

non-violence,

Party.

action, social justice, gender

a

candidate

who

from

is

run-

ning in Kitchener-Conestoga

THE QUESTIONS:

in five

important for people know about you?

to

Jones says he is just a parachute candidate and tive

to

who want the

rest are avail-

on the (www.gpo.ca).”

is

people

The

grassroots

able

you think

Wluit do

an alterna-

major parties

Libertarian party are

working

objective;

ment.”

from the 1850s." Jones explained that for him the referendum was the most important issue. He says

Summarize your

key words. "The Green Party is based on 10 key principals. (Some of which are) sustainability,

is

The

are you running for

(Not available for photo)

the

to

Conestoga

think

from

father

Young

“the only ones that have a real

equality.

are

“The family is the basic cell of society. want to see people

society."

What do you

community. “We have a saturation of bad ideas. If they sneeze in the GTA, we’re expected to wipe their noses.” the

is

Forest.

another riding

THE PARTY:

Jones

rate in Ontario.

towards a limited govern-

cate

THE

ment

people can affect change.”

Why

Party. If elected

stay-at-home

Lennard Solomon

Green

Party

unemployment. Young peounemploy-

ple are the highest

office?

I

Colin

“Growing concern about youth violence and youth

pay for only the goods

and services

to

vote?

gone, one of the things that goes with it is taxes. People will

important for people to know about you? “Up until a few years ago was of the belief that gov-

is

important for youth

that

unlikely” into

it

is

that

will

because

office

Green Party

"incredibly

he

is

get

the

polling at six

per cent, but that the referen-

dum the

is

important because

new mixed member

pro-

portional system will give a

voice to smaller parties.

website

Why

are

you running for

office?

Why do you

think

it's

important for youth

to

"To give people someone to vote for."

vote? "It’s extremely important because of the referendum.

The system we have now

is

What's your favourite movie? 12 Angry Men.


News

SPOKE, October

1,

2007

— Page 7

Cruisers, convertibles

and the classics 1

Cops and Cars show

0th annual

features vehicles from 1920s to present By JENN SPRACH The Waterloo Regional Police 10th annual Cops and Cars show took place Sept. 15 at

Lakeshore Optimist Club ran the food booth selling burgers and French fries. National Service Dogs had a booth to raise money and aware-

headquarters, helping various char-

ness for children with autism.

ities from around the region money.

out the day which were lavished

Service’s

The money

police

service

also

raise

raises

which is split voted on by the

at the event,

They

had service dogs rotating throughwith affection by children.

The Cambridge

Arthritis Society

50/50 and the

Thomas

between charities committee, said Mike Walsh, who has been volunteering for four

ran

years.

police service a bus to shuttle people

What charities will be receiving the money has not yet been deter-

attending from parking to the event.

mined, he

saying to their parents,

Some

said.

charities

event were

present

at

the

MADD which was sell-

ing various priced gift bags and the

Cambridge Self Help Food Bank which was there collecting donations.

Crime Stoppers was giving out badge stickers and tattoos to kids trying to raise awareness, said Walsh.

a

St.

Grand River Transit loaned

the

said he overheard children

mommy,

neat

“That was Fve never been on a

Those who attended the opportunity to

the

show had

view the

first

wheelchair-accessible racecar. seats

one

driver, three passen-

gers in the back and the passenger side

is

reserved for a person

in

a

wheelchair. All

kids volunteered to

do face

emergency vehicles were

*

paint-

-•

^w

“They did an amazing

job,” said

Walsh. Nine-year-old Quinn Walsh had her whole face painted as a butter-

This 1980 Austin Mini

fly.

terfly

asked why she chose a butshe responded, “I just really

love nature.”

Quinn has been coming

to

the

event since she was five but this

her

first

“1

was

is

year helping out.

owned

by the Strathroy Police Service had a sign in the window which read ‘vehicle being set up as

an English-styled paddy wagon, for little people.’

just kind of everywhere,”

vendors, set-up and shutdown.

Photos by Jenn Sprach

178 cars were registered for the show from the 1920s to

At

least

present.

Fourteen cars were given awards. Quinn said her favourite part was “all

at

wheelchair-accessible

ing by donation.

she said. She assisted with parking,

bus before.”

It

and raising

first

racecar.

awareness to children. The Children’s Safety Village was offering $2 jeep rides and five

When

Lion’s Club raffled off a car.

Walsh

the event giving tours

Brian Zannetos, 16, gets a feel for the

the cars,

great turnout.”

it

was

just a really

Nine-year-old Quinn Walsh, right,

had her face painted as a

by volunteers for a donation of $1 .50. butterfly

This 1927 Oldsmobile Model E

owned by Robert Meissner has polished wooden rims.


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— SPOKE, October

1

,

Student Life

2007

Students dance the night

(All photos

This large group of students gets ready

up

for

by Leanne Mountford)

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fun as they line

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2007 First-year marketing student, Jon Luyten, and first-year electrical engineering student, Jesse Geddes, pose for a photo before

entering the

Toga

Party.


Student Life

away

at the

CSI board of director, Jenny Watson, everyone to ‘Be safe, don’t drink and

First-year students,

Jordan Wagar,

left,

poses with Hilary Way. Watson urged

to right, business,

Rob

1

,

2007

— Page 9

Toga party

CSI board of director, Zack Luff, gives out different coloured wristbands depending on whether or not they were old enough to drink.

drive.’

left

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Furfaro, marketing,

and Mark Scrotum,

Jake Kudoba, a first-year general arts and science student, jumped into this photo with second-year broadcasting students Melissa Verwey and Natasha Daly.

Students show

electrical apprentice, called

off their

dance moves,

to

students

themselves The Three Musketeers.


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COBRA By JOHN LINLEY

looking for

Specific

Racing Association (COBRA) is looking for some team members from other programs to help them year’s competitions.

essentially a scaled-

down

version

which

is

sponsors to fund the project, organizing the team’s spending and time

management, creating posters and

new web

in the

student body.

The team dents

is

with

even looking for

public

stu-

and

relations

advertising experience to travel to the

competitions and do a sales

pitch for the car, an event they had

trouble with last year.

“Engineers are good

at

engineer-

“When it comes relations, we are not so

ing," said Jurchuk.

performance.

neering technology program, vol-

to

top of the thousands of hours

and countless

late

nights that go

to public

good."

Roger Enns, a professor and co-

unteered to help run the administrative side

and thinks

it

team also has to promote the car and look for sponsors. This is where students from other programs can make contributions.

in students

from other programs.

Jason Jurchuk, a third-year robotand automation student who

ics

a

COBRA

member

last year,

said they are looking for help with

public relations, advertising, graph-

and web design, business and

ic

broadcasting, but stresses that any-

one wanting

come "I its

to join

is

welcome

to

out.

think

if

we

individual

get a team that has

strengths,

we’ll

do

(Photo by John Lintey)

Jacob Botden and Jason Jurchuk, robotics and automation students and members Off-Road Baja Racing Association, show off the mini Baja car they helped build.

of the team four years ago

into building a vehicle like this, the

was

is

a great idea to take

“Sales, marketing, project

agement and fundraising

man-

from the design and analysis program. Jurchuk and Botden are the only two left from last year and are planJarvis

skills are

an integral part of the competition, and our technology students all

could

benefit

of others

assistance

from the

greatly

studying

ning a 40 per cent re-design of the car to improve performance and fix

in

any damage from

those fields,” he said.

The

COBRA

team

been

has

They

around for five years, and the 2006/2007 team consisted of Jurchuk and Jacob Botden from the robotics and automation program, along with Andrew Vernon, Chase Whitelaw, Peggy Graham and Jeff

races in will

last

season.

May

and early

be very similar to the competi-

tions they entered earlier this year.

Last season

COBRA

Baja World Challenge

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a long haul

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was worth

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The Waterloo Regional the door to a

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in

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events such as acceleration, maneuverability, the rock crawl, the hill climb and an endurance race, along

head-to-head with the best engi-

with the static events like the sales

said.

and design judging.

COBRA

placed 40th out of 141

teams in the four-day competition, and would like to build on that success this year.

entered a

race in South Dakota, as well as the

Mini

comnumber of dynamic

of the

peted

pitch

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— Page 11

team needs

the

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buggy go off-road. The competitions test the car on multiple aspects of its design and of a dune

designed

2007

page and improving publicity with-

from, the robotics and automation and the design and analysis programs. While the team was able to place well in competitions with their mini Baja car, there were areas outside of the fabrication and design which they could have used some help with. dents

is

areas

with

help

advertisements, creating a

Last year’s team only had stu-

The car

1,

better in the long run," he said.

The Conestoga Off-Road Baja

in this

SPOKE, October

Enns says it has been an honour and a privilege to act as an adviser and is very proud of what the team

neering schools

the world,” he

in

“Both our students and our

college

stand

to

benefit ^greatly

from the experience.” If you are interested in joining the team or would like more information, contact Jason Jurchuk at jjurchuk@hotmail.com or visit the COBRA website at www.conestogac.on.ca/~minibaja


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— SPOKE, October

Now

,

News

2007

Training for teachers

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

...with Random

1

MARKO

By JENNIFER

your teachers got so good at what they do, you can thank the profes-

development

sional

would it be and why?

ing of

minds.

It

the guess work out of

make

which means she maintains all of Conestoga’s policies and procedures. She is also the person who takes care of prior learning assess-

ments.

everything easier.”

encourage and

to promote,

“It’s

facilitate training,” said

Nicola Tegan, first-year marketing

wouldn’t

Torbay when

asked about what the professional

development office is for. “We also keep records of the training of various staff.” Torbay said some training is mandatory while some is negotiated

“A

large part of

with an expertise

may

but

Lisa Woodey,

There

mandatory for teachers, she

is

although

“There were many useful recommendations about how to make a

“Teachers are about half of our

in

tests

and

first-year

general business

As

jobs are

first

member “I

group and because they have

obtain

ple are hurt

so

I

and

would

have instant healing Sarah Wenger, first-year,

would

invisible

I

could

office also

against

ing

candidate.

that

questions then

or

asks the voter to cast two

party with

and

The number of members and

seats

in

largest

the

both local

fessor Michael Dale.

to

form a government.

It’s

more

any given constituency wins that constituency regardless of whether

votes for a given party then that

our not they achieve 50 per cent of

party should have approximately 20

example

is

“The most a

Diebel

riding

in

not interested in getting

is

another degree

may be

“I

20 per cent of the population

per cent of the seats

her field but would

in

something

like to leant

else.

interested in pursuing

new

other interests or developing skills

web

(e.g.

development)

through course offerings

at the col-

lege,” she said.

know

to

year practical nursing student

First

is

less take the

going on “I think

in the final leg-

islature,” said Dale.

very important that

is

it

time to read what

regards to the vote.

in

you vote for this referendum and that you vote in favour because it is going to give you greater political

make

clout,” said Dale. "This will

the system

more responsive

to the

people.”

The

democratic says Dale. “If

more

better,

able learning.

much proportional

political party

means

and hopefully more enjoy-

people understand the referendum

is.”

one for a

her train-

that

how democratic

Mixed member

how

One

the people in that constituency vot-

votes for political party will be asked

the most votes in

speaking of

Sandra Simpson said she’d need more information on the referendum before voting. Something which is not unusual said Diane Allen, a referendum resource officer, very few

winning candidate had only 18 per cent of the vote and won the riding. That leaves us with 82 per cent of

as

the simplest of majority

provincial election will take

place on Oct.

be held

will

10,

at the

the referendum

same

time.

For more information on the refer-

endum and visit

the

upcoming

election

www.yourbigdecision.ca.

Impact Expo 2007 took over Waterloo campus

be

like to

so

The

leave.

systems, said political science pro-

glaring

“I

their

in

the other for a local candidate.

the vote,” said Dale.

Bsc nursing

known

a majority system

"Whoever wins

powers.”

pri-

Quebec about 30 years ago. The

proportional.

is

it

When

ing benefits her students, Diebel said

— what you need

votes,

is

degrees

additional

and pro-

effective presentation

viding useful feedback/evaluation to

better teaching

MMP

post,

more

efficient

a larger

is

it

to

and

resources.

for teachers because

needs to be

Our system

when peo-

don’t like

in

why

is

introduction

procedures

colleges provide mandatory training

favour for a mixed

the

past

That

different.

development

GRANT

the current system,

changed

all

their

discipline or to take a professional

referendum this election asking the populace their opinion on the electoral system. The referendum will if

management,

for staff and

a

Conestoga’s

the students,” said Diebel.

teach. That’s a commonality.”

still

out-

The provincial elections are comdo you know what you need to know? The province will hold a

ask

their discipline,

may

ing;

Chris Si/cock,

“But

Torbay.

employees,” said teachers, whatever

tance fund for teachers wanting to

By KAYLA

good

their job.

in their discipline,

could

cheat.”

program, said the teacher training

was

The referendum stop time

no

currently

is

the architecture-

in

construction engineering technology

mandatory training for staff or management. Both groups have training from time to time but it is specific to

marketing

I

there

and two teacher

said,

other services such as a tuition assis-

“They may be

award called the Aubrey Hagar Award (known in its longer Aubrey Hagar the form as Distinguished Teaching Award) for which faculty are nominated.

offers an

Janet Diebel, a mathematics one

specific training that

here

standing accountants, but they

“To'htop time so

some

is

come

not have had teacher train-

ing,” said Torbay.

first-year

to

better.

it

training for the

is

it

teachers because teachers

anymore.”

do

to

mary contact with the students. Along with training, the professional development office offers

with supervisors.

bus

to take the

is

also the chair of quality assurance,

would take

everything and

train-

college employees. She

all

how

“Better teachers turn out better stu-

Edith Torbay, the chair of staff

“Reading people’s

them how

Training teaches teach or

dents," said Toibay.

office.

development, arranges for the

have

classroom

a

in

before.”

If you could have any superpower, what

I

been

have

not

The next time you wonder how

“Flying so

students

for

\

random students

questions answered by

a benefit

is A

trip

By VANESSA BUTLER

ries

people and push them Impact

into things.”

Expo 2007

first-year

robotics

and

automation

the

Heather Grant, second-year practical nursing

students put their textbooks

and

organization dedicated to promot-

this

ing entrepreneurship

On

campus by

among

one-day free event. As Canada’s largest student-run entrepreneurial event, the Impact

ship

Expo boasted guest

bility,

speakers, infor-

Some

and leaderin Canada. initiatives promote

students

of their

topics such as corporate responsi-

women

in

leadership and law

style exhibition

and entrepreneurship through various events such as national leader-

chance

ship conferences, national appren-

where students got network with business representatives from all walks of life. Students also got the opportunity to exchange resumes for to

tice

competitions, high school out-

Under 40. Stephen Siu, the Impact

dents

who

initiative leader for

Expo Group,

said stu-

attended had the oppor-

tunity to kickstart their careers.

CORRECTION

reach programs and national events In a story in the Sept.

tours.

24 issue

web

From corporate

Anish Bhavsar, public relations

executives to distinguished profes-

co-ordinator for Impact, said their

address was given for Elections

organization

has

representatives

Ontario.

provincewide.

“We

have spread the

address

business cards. sors, students

were treated

to dis-

cussions on innovation, emerging trends,

hot markets, cutting-edge

research topics and technological

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

and graduate projects. Impact Expo themes for 2007 were Innovation, Career Skills and Entrepreneurship. The Expo had over 60 high-profile industry guests and alumni including many of Canada’s celebrated Top 40

working.

assignments aside to attend

the

without gaining weight.”

community booths, student clubs

The Impact Entrepreneurship Group is a non-profit student-run

storm.

mation seminars and a trade show-

“To eat anything

leadership

Sept. 29, thousands of

University of Waterloo

Mike Butcher,

took

to entre-

and net-

and successes relating

preneurship,

advances.

More

importantly, busi-

ness leaders shared their

own

sto-

initiative

to

British

Columbia and

also here in Waterloo,” said Bhavsar.

The Expo

also featured corporate

sponsors such as

RIM

and

TELUS,

of Spoke, an

The is

incorrect

correct

web

www.electionson-

tario.on.ca

Spoke error.

apologizes

for

the


News

SPOKE, October

1

,

2007

— Page 13

Trekking toward a higher power Christian club By WEI-LON LEE

all

Faith, the final frontier.

These are the voyages of the Conestoga Christian fellowship club.

knowledge about Christ, to promote fellowship amongst students, to spread the word of the Lord to the world and to boldly go where no Christians have gone before! Well,

so

all right,

Star Trek, but

it is

not exactly

it’s

a journey, a jour-

ney to grow closer to God, to develop your own spirituality and to use that spirituality to impact your own life and hopefully, life on campus as well.

their

purpose for

questions about our

faith,

Another purpose of the club is to promote friendship, not only

place to discuss these questions.”

among

believers of the Christian

but also people from other

provides

students

a

So even if you are an atheist or have an unhealthy obsession with Friedrich Nietzsche, you can

still

faiths.

take your questions' or concerns to

“Anyone is welcome to our club, whether you agree with Christian views or not, and even if you don’t, we can still have a friendly discussion of our disagreements in a respectable manner,” said Robinson.

Robinson.

Further, he said being a spiritual

person

is

not just about blind belief

in a religion.

“We

all born as spiritual and that’s why at some points in our lives, we all have

are

and discovery

and the

fellowship

beings,

“Part of the purpose of the Conestoga Christian fellowship is to teach students the word of God, so that we have a better understanding of who God is and what he’s about,” said Pastor David

spiritual exploration

being here.

faith,

continuing mission; to gather

Its

and

about,

promotes

“Ultimately, to be Christian

is

to

enter into a relationship with God,

and to apply the Holy Scriptures in our everyday life, and not just to go to church every Sunday morning,” he said. If you have any questions or concern about the Conestoga Christian fellowship club, you can contact Pastor Dave Robinson at 519-6237911, or e-mail him bridge@bellnet.ca.

at

gbccam-

(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee) Pastor David Robinson, organizer of the Conestoga Christian Fellowship for 10 years, says student enthusiasm is tremendous.

Robinson.

Robinson, who is the pastor of Grace Bible Church in Cambridge, has been the organizer of the Christian

fellowship

club

at

Conestoga for more than 10 years. “I think during my 10 years at Conestoga, the students have been

very energetic and eager to learn

more about God and

Christ,” said

Robinson. In the years that he has

been the

pastor of the Christian fellowship,

Robinson has seen people from many walks of life as well as from

many

Some have God and want to

different countries.

never heard of

know more about

Christianity; oth-

ers already believe in the teachings

know how

of the Bible and want to

they can be encouraged to live out their Christian lives in a

wise way.

“One of the main goals of the lowship

is

fel-

to allow people to learn

about God, about Christ and what he’s that

±0:OOa\AA

done for us, but it’s also to take knowledge, make it practical

and apply it Robinson.

to

our daily

lives,” said

It is for this purpose that he has dedicated every Wednesday evening to a Bible study where people can ask questions or clarifi-

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cations about the Bible.

However, the fellowship and

just about Bible studies tures learning,

it

is

is

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and background. “Every year we have a Christmas party where we all bring a dish from our home countries,” said the nationalities

it

:

not

also a place of

“We try to make we can.”

12

scrip-

gathering for people from different

pastor.

-

as multi-

cultural as

Joining the fellowship can also

help

first-year

adjust to life on

students

campus

better

as well as

break the ice for those

who

are

Progressive

\

muse

more shy and withdrawn. “I think there

could be a

of

lot

campus as-well,” said Robinson. “And since we’re not a big group, this may be more appealing to some individuals.” loneliness on

.

(NTP,

When

asked why he has devoted the time for the fellowship, Robinson said he sees tremendous potential in students; potential, he

hopes,

which

along

with

the

Christian message, will help students become productive members

of society. Ultimately, he said, his prayer for students to realize

what

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18

Page 14

— SPOKE, October

1

,

Entertainment

2007

Week of October

2007

I,

CD

Student releases

Horoscope

By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL

Libra His Elvis Costello glasses can’t

September 23

hide his brilliant blue eyes and the

October 22

long dark eyelashes any

girl

would

kill for.

Carefree

a

is

good way

isn't

so bad

Everything happens

to live,

but sometimes being responsible

own

in its

He seems

open up and

either.

every

stories

Maybe

tell

that’s

Taurus April 20

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May

radio

October 23

20

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November

show

to

the juicy personal

must have.

artist

his songs. is

a Conestoga broad-

casting student and host of the

Scorpio

v~v.

reluctant

because he’s already

them - in Todd Donald

told

but

friendly

he’s

person,

In

guarded.

time.

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which

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airs

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bit rich,

and

I

still

love

it.”

Lor now, Donald is even more proud of his second record than he

was of

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in

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No

and no roadies show, Donald helps clean up the theatre and

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favourites.

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Sports

NHL season By AARON O’CONNELL

Let's not forget about the

NHL

the

Yes,

already and

season

is

back

will definitely be a

it

teams looking to make a push for that ever-so-precious Stanley Cup. Predictions are rampant on who will capture the cup, and who will win their division. Let me give you some predictions of my own. 1 will start with the

York Rangers,

who

stole the

New

and in

and the Central division. Last year it was a battle between the Detroit Red Wings and the Nashville

Ottawa Senators

Predators, but with the Predators

After their run to the cup ended the

the

finals,

battle of

ings adding forwards Scott

Gomez

should be even hungrier to get back

losing a lot of key players includ-

where they were last year. They have the same solid offence, defence and goaltending, and should have no problem taking the

Timonen and number goalie Thomas Vokoun, the Wings should

Northeast division.

sion

Atlantic division.

and Chris Drury to their already dangerous offensive team. They have a good young goaltender in Henrik Lundqvist, who probably would have grabbed the rookie of the year honours back in 2005 if he hadn't been in the same class as Crosby and Ovechkin.

Last year the

New

Jersey Devils

edged out the surging Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins by two points. Even though the Devils lost a key forward (Scott Gomez) and arguably their best defenceman (Brian Rafalski) they still have one

just

of the

best

goaltenders

in

league with Marty Brodeur.

Penguins have

all

the

The

the offensive tal-

ent in the world, but we’ll wait and see

if

their

defence

is

up

to the task

and whether or not goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury can lead this

After finishing third sion last year

I

in the divi-

division. let’s

look

at the

Northeast

which includes Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. Last year Buffalo led the divL sion almost from the start of the season and never looked back, but after losing two key offensive division,

hard to believe that this young team will be able to repeat as division winners without players

it’s

Eastern

the

the Southeast, divi-

is

which

Thrashers

1

of

last

sion,

think the Rangers

have the potential to make a solid playoff run and take the Atlantic

Now

The

Conference

saw top

at the

Atlanta

the

This year will be a different story. think the Thrashers will make a

run for

first in

the division, but after

missing the playoffs Carolina Hurricanes

back

to

Hurricanes

and

failed

only a year

win

last year, the

in

2006

playoffs

They have some-

later.

think

Cam

will be at the top of his

game

to lead

sion

The

year.

won the cup to make the

thing to prove and

Ward

bounce

will

this

them

I

to the Southeast divi-

to the

Kimmo

defenceman

top

1

have no problem repeating as divi-

champs. The Chicago Blackhawks and the St. Louis Blues both have good young squads and should both push for a enough

but

not

will

have

Wings. Last year the Vancouver Canucks just edged out the Minnesota Wild by one point to take the Northwest division and this year should be to catch the

another close fight for the top spot. This time let’s throw the Calgary

Flames and the Avalanche into the

Colorado

of the top goalies

in the

1

The Pacific division includes the 2007 Stanley Cup champions Anaheim Ducks, who took the tight division a year ago by only three

points over the San Jose Sharks and

Again it should be between these three teams as well as the Los Angeles Kings who have improved their offence and defence dramatically. However goaltending is the key and they have yet to find a starter for this the Dallas Stars. tight

coming season. San Jose has had success

into the playoffs.

division,

if

to finish first in the

they can get goaltend-

years now, but

hungrier than

has not carried

it

Calgary on the otherhand has one

every

to

it

the first day of regfor the second ses-

sion of this year’s intramural sports

season.

Team

division

ever and

game and

plays by the

12 for ice hockey, dodgeball, vol-

and basket-

leyball, indoor soccer ball.

Registration forms and team bonds must be handed in during registration week and there is no

guarantee for those trying to register after the 12th, as

number of teams

(Photo by Alex McNanney)

Condors crush Cambrian

varsity

taste victory By ALEX

will

be taken for

each sport. Ice hockey will accept 12 teams, volleyball and dodgeball will have 12 to 14, indoor soccer will have six teams and basketball will have

teams

The team bonds

$40 for each sport except hockey, which is $ 200 The bond is basically a -security deposit which is given back at the end of the season if the team makes are

.

and defeat

New

MCNANNEY

Intramurals will run Tuesdays to

Thursdays

year with different time slots for each sport.

and Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., and 4 to 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Volleyball will run on Tuesdays from 7-11 p.m. Basketball and dodgeball will both run Wednesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and 7 to p.m. Indoor soccer will run on Thursdays from 4 to 6:30 1

1

All sports are co-ed, but there

no

minimum number

you're looking to

od.

start

your

Thanksgiving, then check out the new exercise equipment at the

The men's outdoor soccer team has struggled out of the gate thus

Fitness Centre.

far after a 1-1 draw with Lambton on Sept. 18 and a tough 5-1 loss to

The centre, located on the second floor of the Conestoga recre-

St.

Clair on Sept.

23.

The team

ation centre, received

looks to improve on their record

14-12.

when Mohawk comes

winning ways on Oct. 3 Mohawk Mountaineers tangle with the Condors here at the

to

town on

tinue

will look to

con-

its

when

Oct. 2.

The team the

The women’s outdoor soccer team also had a topsy-turvy week,

college.

Lambton 2-0 on Sept. 19, then being shut out by St. Clair 2-

solid start to the season, finishing

defeating

And

The team looks

to continue to

tied-

climb the standings

when Mohawk

score

0.

team had a

the men’s golf

for second with a total

of 303

at

the

St.

team Clair

on Oct. 3. The men’s rugby team collected their first victory of the season on

on Sept. 2 The team next heads to Peterborough for the OCAA Championships on

Sept.

Oct.

visits

21,

beating George

Brown

Invitational

1.

1

.

ment

in

The

new equip-

August. various pieces of Nautilus

equipment include a bicep curl, abdominal crunch, leg press, inner and outer thigh combo and more. A new Icarian Jungle Cable X-Over was also purchased for fitness buffs and for those who are just plain curious. The exercise machine is a workout station equipped with different weights that strengthen the different muscles in your body.

Katie

McCartney, the

is

of females

in

any of the sports. Katie

McCartney

is

doing

the

bulk of the organization for intra-

murals and said there

“We siastic

is

a lot of

week

members ready

to

organize this

year’s activities," she said.

says, with a lot of interest being

needed equipment because they

athletic

to

update the

it

was getting

too old.

“We just needed some change and a new look to our facilities," she said. “The new equipment is perfect because its user friendly and it will attract more people to that section of the fitness centre.”

McCartney said even though the equipment is ideal for both males and females, women will most likely

be using

lot

it.

of females tend to stick

to

slot this year.

Basketball has also been added

due

opportunity to play more of a game than just shooting around when the

gym

free.

is

McCartney

said the athletic

dents are asking

for.

sport might be more time while another one might change to just one semester depending on the interest specific

offered

in the sport.”

Registration forms can be found online, along with important dates at

www.conesto-

gac.on.ca/recreation/sports/intramurals/index.jsp

For more information you can Katie McCartney

519-748-5220, ext. 2317 or cartney@conestogac.on.ca.

at

kmmc-

season

“Everyone seems to be spreadword about us. More and more members of the community are signing for gym memberships ing the

with us because of the

new equip-

ment.”

McCartney

said

the

Nautilus

machines are the most popular. “Even people who have wheelchairs have inspected the new equipment,” she said. “This fact alone shows everyone that the new

machines are more accessible.” Laura Bradley, a first-year practical

nursing student, said

comes

said

McCartney. “Some feel intimwhen they see muscular men

accessibility

more friendly machines like new equipment we have.” She said more people are already

com-

mittee tries to offer what the stu-

type of exercise equipment,”

using free weights, so they decide

shown by many

to the interest

students. This will give players an

this

idated

last

getting a longer time

it

for the

fit

which was

time.

first

The success of dodgeball

also contact

Last year went really well, she

"A

dodgeball

and league rules

this year.

have a great group of enthuStudent Athletic Committee

technician at the recreation centre,

own workout program after packing on some pounds at

in

year led to

“A

p.m.

said

If

on Tuesdays

will run

exercise equipment

By JOSHUA KHAN

It was an up and down week for Conestoga College varsity sports teams during the Sept. 17-23 peri-

this

hockey

optimism

eight to 12 teams.

Condors’ pitcher Laura Matheson freezes her counterpart Francine Landry for a strike during Conestoga’s 8-1 victory over Cambrian.

Conestoga

only a limited

shown

will

it

the Pacific

title this year.

offered for the

Ice registration lasts until Oct.

think they are

I

show when they take

rules.

Today marks week

in the

mate chance

Intramural registration starts this

istration

in

regular season for the past three

Western Conference

By JOHN LINLEY

league

Miikka Kiprusoff and good offensive talent in Craig Conroy, Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay. Their defence has' been one of the best for years and think they'll edge out Roberto Luongo and the Canucks for first in the Northwest division.

mix. The Avalanche should have a legiti-

ing.

title.

Now

ing

playoff spot,

last year.

— Page 15

2007

1,

of surprises

full

Drury

co-captains Chris Daniel Briere.

show

off-season free agent sign-

in the

be

will

young team.

SPOKE, October

to

exercise is

when

it

equipment,

key.

“When first went to the gym. did not know how to use any of the I

I

to use

machines, which was frustrating,”

the

she said. “But the

new

stuff at the

fitness centre doesn't take a lot of

using the fitness centre this year

time to learn, so you can look like

than last year.

a professional in

no time.”


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