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makes

Plastic

perfect?

families

Credit cards are

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in

of

News 6

invaluable to

college students

Horoscopes

but can also put

See what

them

News Tuesday, October

newsroom

learning

for

journalism students

have

the stars

store for you this week.

in

Entertainment

11

39th Year

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2007

9,

A

debt.

in

1

— No. 19

Get yourself a job By KAYLA GRANT Need a job? Get one at the Oct. on-campus job fair. The event, which is usually held in the E-wing of the Doon campus, was moved to the rec centre 17

due to the larger number of employers who will be in attenTickets for dance this year. booths sold out in a month says Tao Cruickshank, student/grad

employment

adviser.

"There's a pretty good represen-

of employers among the Cruickshank. said schools,"

tation

"They’re here because they want

(Photo by Jenn Sprach)

Conestoga students."

work experience through a skills lab. Second-year students work as managers while first-year students work as employees. Conestoga College professors in other programs are the clients. An open house was held on Sept. 26 to introduce the ‘employees’ to their ‘employers’ and celebrate its opening.

Office administration students have a great opportunity to get

Unlike the

students experience

Skills lab helps

get real-life

Works includes data

entry,

buzzed with

alumni cards. Door prizes for two iPod shuffles will also be up for grabs.

Career service

antici-

The

“We’re the only college

in

in

(Photo by Jenn Sprach)

Second-year

open house.

office administration

The students work for the professor for two hours a week tor the whole semester. They are evaluated

next to her winning logo design

end of the semester by their adopted professor on their quality

student

of work.

green graphic with

at the

Fowler

The

Sam

logo,

which

OSAL

is

a

in black,

Jessica

said, "It’s great for stu-

by second-year student Roxanna Ratiu. All the students submitted

it's

said

good

It’s

you

letters in the centre

entries

very realistic.” gives

block

the

feeling

of

accomplishment," said second-year

and the winner was decided

by a class

vote.

“It’s a great

way

Ratiu stands

to start out the

was

just

program.”

Anyone

interested in

becoming

a

can contact the office by calling 748-5220, ext. 2290, or e-mailing officeadmin@conestogac.on.ca

client

case employers want to

sit

down

with a student for a few minutes.

"So be prepared.” always availto have help with their job search, resumes, cover letters or practise their interview skills. The career service offices can be Career services

is

who want

able for students

found on the second floor of the Student Client Services Building.

recognized Employment adviser Matjanec and support staff worker Marlene Breen both work out of the disability services office and co-chaired the event.

Life Centre Sept. 27.

health disorders, osteoporosis and

such as low vision, deaf or hard of emotional or mental

The Life is Like a Rollercoaster event was held to promote aware-

learning disabilities.

ness of non-visible disabilities. “Aboriginal people are often an

said

Nixon,

students

of aboriginal

disabilities.

She

in

College president John Tibbits many people have some hairi-

gent people.

the elder in residence at Wilfrid Laurier University's School

dents to

is

She smudging

outside.

performed a traditional ceremony used for purification.

recognize

the importance of the services

we

are honouring today.” said Becker.

"Life can throw things

or dropping by Room 2D 18. However, Klooster said it should be noted: "We don’t do students

you have

homework.

Charlie

many

to be

twists

at

you and

prepared for the

and

turns.

said

Matjanec, explaining the

Learning

in

at

Southwood Secondary School "It's really

in

important for the stu-

know

that just

because

they have a learning disability, it doesn't mean they can't go to college,” she said.

A huge crowd gathered when comedian and juggler John Park began

"You ask for a clear mind. We hope to come together with one

we

t

effi-

Teacher Patrizia Piraino brought

Good-Hearted Women Singers. group was founded by Jean Becker,

heart as

more

ciently with assistance." he said.

Cambridge.

mind and one

intelli-

not that they can

16 students from the Program for

Waterloo Region.

drumming group

It's

learn, but that they learn

Assistance

who

"These are

er to learning.

Nixon is a member of the Mino Ode Kwewak N’gamowak, or the

her

fooling around with the Publisher

place

your interview skills. Students should be forewarned that there is an interview room prepared

hearing,

of Social Work. Attendees followed Becker and

to ‘experience the quality.’

semester,” said Ratiu. “1

Klooster.

office’s

Roxanna

for the office administration skills

which encourages everyone

and dark green squiggly lines above and below the lettering, was designed

dents to put on their resume.

“It

lab,

student

fair is also a great

practise

crowds of people to the Student

The

Ontario that offers a skills lab,” said Keith Fowler, a second-year student and general manager of the

The job to

Breen said about 700 Conestoga

people

college

Cruickshank. Instead meet an yourself. by employer Employers are looking for a

students have a disability. About 80 per cent of those are non-visible.

man

said there are over 7,000 aboriginal

second-year student

with a suggests

bowling pins and the sounds of singing and drumming of an aboriginal women's group attracted

and students with

Keith Fowler,

friends,

juggling

counsellor

skills lab.”

work experience,” Thompson.

be invisible,

invisible people," said Kelly

Ontario that offers

“I’m excited because

may

disabilities

candy, the sight of a

copying and creating PowerPoints, business and reference letters.

of

roller-coaster theme.

The smells of popcorn and cotton

The students are assigned office work including data entry, printing,

only

the

but the people are not.

professors as clients.

the

list

at

The program creates an office atmosphere with first-year students working as employees, secondyear students as the managers and

“We’re

be hand-

which

Ry CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL

open

administration

a

staff will

ing out guidebooks

house Sept. 26.

around

walk

Don't

clump

in

the job fair is for part-time, seasonal and graduate employment. Admission is free but students are asked to bring ID or

copying

well."

RIM,” said Cruickshank. According to the Conestoga web-

Disabilities

gathered, chatted and snacked office

fair.

skill set.

you see an employer (in the guidebook) you’re interested in you may want to write a cover letsaid Cruickshank. "You'll ter," want to have an updated resume as "If

confident individual.

pation and excitement as students

the

Park career

only looking for a certain

Cruickshank said a lot of the employers are alumni and just want to talk to Conestoga students. "You’ll also have more time to see them (employers) then at

site,

By JENN SPRACH

Room 2D 18

RIM

companies attending by Door 3 this week. Cruickshank suggests that students do their homework by doing some research on the companies coming. She also advises students not to assume that a company is

to

perform. "Life

is all

about

balance.” joked Park while juggling from the perch of his unicycle.

Matjanec said one of the chalis to convince

lenges of his job

employers to hire people with disabilities. "Seeing the world in a different way ... there's a competiadvantage to that." See Page 9 for photos.

tive


1

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— SPOKE, October

Now

News

2007

Waterloo campus

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

...with Random

9,

questions answered by

random students

movie was made about your life, who would you want to act as you and If a

By VANESSA BUTLER

College offers nothing but the best when it comes to culinary and hospitality courses.

From Thai cooking

to bartending,

you’re sure to find something that

wouldn’t have

I

to get

a

job.”

Bid Me Connie k, third- ear computer

programmer/analyst

class starts off with a

stration,

demon-

the students then get to

is

their dish

to eat

and

he’s

60 and

gets

still

must be of Students

educated

the 20-year-old ladies.”

is

legal

who in

age

to

enrol.

take these courses are

areas such as history,

manufacturing, sales, business and also get to

Mike Mertes,

is

fessional

very

are

do a

little

beneficial.

much workspace,

so

taste testing.

pro-

workspace, for students

to use," he said.

“We

are definitely

growing. There are a great number of courses offered in the daytime as well as

in the

Hallam said courses said.

fill

“But

up if

evenings."

students to research or apply for

because

courses online.

When

better.

“Some

faster than others." he

that particular course

is

students must then sign up to be

tell you if it is open or closed, meaning whether it is full

or not.

Hallam attracts tele.

courses,

up until the course begins. Hallam said among the most pop-

right

bartending,

guage (French, Spanish

etc.)

lan-

and

cooking.

The

college has

made

it

easy for

20-

taking our bartending to

corporate executives

and business people taking our language courses and even doctors and lawyers learning how to cook he said.

The Waterloo campus

also spe-

and apprentices. The most popular are welding and gas fitting, but plumbing and

cializes in trades

masonry are also

“We have growing

that aren't

campus

diverse clien-

"We have everyone from

year-olds

ers,"

are

said the Waterloo

some very

next in line for the course.” quite so popular will accept students

is

course will even

on a wait list. If someone drops out or spots open up. then that student is

ular courses

everything

applying online, the

in different cultures,"

the sooner students

However, other courses

it.

nine-week bartending course

offered in the evenings, but students

all

they

is

full,

A

because

ties

offered in three-hour increments.

The

man-

agement diploma. Hallam said one advantage of utilizing the Waterloo campus facili-

decide to register the

the final exercise

Willis

well as a two-year culinary

Conestoga College. “Our campus offers by far the best facilities in the region, and a great variety of courses to choose from.” Courses such as Thai cooking are

work on preparing

“Bruce

offered for

and wine. Conestoga also offers a one-year culinary skills certificate course as

"There

your senses.

“Students will get to learn the hands-on side as well as the business aspects,” said Gary Hallam, chair of hospitality programs at

“Me, because

now

martinis, scotch, brandy

will tickle

why?

Separate courses are

With over 800 full-time students, the Waterloo campus of Conestoga

buds

tickles taste

said

offered.

a great group of teach-

Hallam.

"We

are

industry

with

a

in

group of restaurants and companies surrounding us." For more information on culinary or hospitality courses offered

at the

Waterloo campus visit www.conestogac.on.ca or contact Gary Hallam at ghallam@conestogac.on.ca.

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Naturopathic medicine why

By JOHN LINLEY Conestoga College’s health services office has added naturopathic medicine to

their

available to students.

Naturopathic medicine

a holistic

is

approach to medicine that takes into account all aspects of your health; ronmental and your overall It

is

different because

why

into

begin

Jacqueline McLaren, director of

Student Services, hired Rakic and

we

with.

addresses

It

sick

got

patient

the

look

at

On

investigation

your body's natural healing

health

abilities.

thinks

them prone

A

recent college graduate, Rakic it

can be hard for stu-

dents to eat right and exercise, as

well

as

stresses

overcome that

the

they face,

The

The annual first

Park

thousands

in

that

that

wellness

cific illness,”

she said.

Aside from the

coun-

lifestyle

naturopathic

selling,

doctors

clinical nutrition, physical therapy,

medicine,

Chinese

traditional

to

beneficial for treating a

arthritis, diabetes, digestive

system

disorders, heart disease, stress and anxiety.

school’s health plan will only have

held

order to help

He

said the

main thing for

dents to consider career

passion.

is

you are passionate enough about a certain field, if you care enough, then you’ll want to change that field, to contribute to it and make it more than what it was before,” he said. Another quality

that

would be

their respective job field. “The best advice that anyone has

jobs,”

ever given

you want

how

browser development company.

what do with your life and

me was to

to find out

to get there,” said

Do You Need HELP??? Student Services

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is

ver-

satility.

“Don’t think that just because you are in a particular program in school right now, that you are limited

a certain

to

field

Thi

said

Canada,

Services

or certain

Lam Phan which

of

helps

Canadians gain access to a widerange of government services.

Phan said students often

Connor.

a

“If

very useful in the job market

and networking for a job,” said Mike Connor, director of Firefox Development, a web-

stu-

when choosing

At a time when students are still finding themselves and deciding what to do with their life, the career fair can often give insights into industries and let students know exactly what is required of them in

to start looking

num-

ber of health conditions including cold and flu, allergies, depression,

to them.

a great place

Conestoga’s new naturopathic doctor. She received her doctor of naturopathic medicine diploma after four years at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Dr. Kristijana

Rakic

is

medicine

and homeopathy. It is

(Photo by John Lintey)

use

other treatment modalities such as

in

finding that dream job.

is

larger than the treatment of a spe-

up

pay for 20 per cent of each visit to $500 for the year. This means

the initial visit will cost around $25.

Rakic

said

empower

she

is

students

excited

and

to

educate

them on healthier lifestyles so they can work now to build a great foundation for later on in life and avoid health problems down the road.

“It’s

not about living for 90 years,

about living for 90 functional

it’s

years,” she said.

Anyone who would like to learn more about naturopathic medicine can attend Rakic’s presentation called Get a Healthy Kick-Start to the School Year on Monday, Oct.

from 1-2 p.m.

15

It’s

short-

change themselves by limiting the scope of their

careers.

important qualities she would look for in entry-level

extremely

you don’t get the position you in a company, but was offered a job in another area, you should take it, because it can only add more experience to your portfolio,

would be a lot of back and forth communications with clients.” Mancini also said time-management skills are crucial to entry-

“If

want

“At

News Marketing Canada, we

require

said.

Mancini,

resources co-ordinator

human at News

Marketing Canada, said the most

“And because we

Success 12-1 2A 11

i

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in

are a mar-

keting-services company that sells advertising packages to our clients, we also require our employees to be people-oriented, because there

level

employees.

make

the qualities that

all

what

a successful student are

we're looking for

an employee.”

in

she said.

Building a solid portfolio

is

also

one of the most important dimensions of job-hunting, said Jerome

Saturday

Friday

6

5

When

our employees to be detail-oriented,” she

all

“Basically,

she said.

Angela

ability to multi-task.

al

4 j

employees would detail and their

Gonsalves, a technology writer for Yahoo! Canada.

Thursday

3

Software/Student

i

1.

munications or even marketing," she said. Phan said students would have a much greater chance of being hired by an organization if they diversify themselves.

Workshops

Wednesday

Tuesday

2

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Room 2A1

“Even if you are in the journalism program and don’t particularly want to work for a newspaper, you can still work in the field of com-

NOW available!!!

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Monday

in

thousands from Waterloo Region

which is the Canada, was

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healing process

of

their quest for the ultimate prize:

is

fair,

kind

Conestoga College

and college students who came to meet industry insiders, hoping to get the ball rolling in

(career) fair

its

own

Those who are covered under the is

students and alumni get started on the road to finding a career suited

university

"The

to

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pilchards everywhere. attracted

methods

in 1994 as a collaborative between the University of Guelph, University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University and

Ever been packed into a room so you felt like a sardine in a can? If you went to the 2007 Career Fair at RIM Park on Sept. 26, then you might have more empathy for

Waterloo,

follow-up

fair attracts

tight

RIM

where you

reason for these visits

largest of

event, held at

detailed

a

improve your body’s health.

By WEI-LON LEE

The

get treated,

first

treatment

use

as

everyday which is

Career

into

places the individual

and reminds us

showcasing the necessary lifestyle changes you will need to prevent the illness from returning, as well

to illness.

realizes that

“It

visit, she will help you develop an plan treatment individualized

make

lifestyles

centre of their

acupuncture, botanical

Then on your

form of medicine can be very helpful for students because many of their

your

can be helped.

this

aspects

in to

relevant lab tests to see

Dr. Kristijana Rakic, the school's

doctor,

it’s

of your primary concerns and recommend

cause of the illness and supports

new naturopathic

take responsibility.

a typical first visit to Rakic,

problem you came but will also go

important for the patient to

it is

con-

she will help you cure the acute

to

said

available

make improvements.

together to

is

everything that

not just your body;

"It's

root

the

your

mental health as well."

cure the sickness, but looks

tries to

the

environment, your social network, your work, what you are doing, we look at genetics,

not only

it

bet-

so

doctor and the patient have to work

tributing to your health.

lifestyle.

work

patients,

different

for

"We look at everything,” she said. "We look at your physical well-

mental, emotional, envi-

physical,

different treatments will ter

being,

of services

list

naturopathic medicine looks

past the illness to the root cause.

— Page 3

2007

9,

doubt pick

offer positions in editori-

writing, so

if

you're looking to

write editorials in a variety of subjects, the best advice I would give

a student

is

to start

on their own

blog," he said.

Gonsalves said writing a blog not

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only adds to a portfolio, but also lets

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employers

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find out

them If

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how

really pasto

develop

those qualities that will best serve

Medicine can improve your -2

what they are

sionate about, and

how

1

occupations

require different qualities, but the important thing is for students to

Naturopathic

health

know

what the applicant is all about. “The blog would allow us to kind of gauge the applicant to get to know them better.” he said.

in their chosen field. you missed the career

fair,

don't panic, because there will be another one on Feb. 6. 2008.

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check out www.partners4employment.ca for Job Fair

You may

also

want

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2007

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really ‘wasted’ John Tory has exhausted many avenues while meandercampaign trail and now the Progressive Conservative leader is toying with the possibility of allowing Ontario-made wine and beer to be sold in corner and convenience stores, should he be elected Oct. 10. Alongside pledges for funding autism therapy and anklet monitors for convicted criminals, the proposed legislation of legalizing booze at your local corner variety store presents an anomaly. Are Tory and his campaign compadres completely “hung over" for ideas or is this a meager attempt at compensating for the escalating public censure over provincially-funded faith-based schools? This is not Tory's most sober proposition. As Tory claimed in the Sept. 24 issue of The Record, allowing such legislation would increase the profitability margins and market for domestic grape growers and brewing along his

whose

ers,

shelf allocation at licensed liquor stores

Tory

states that sales

gal acquisition.

The idea

is

Is this

its

member's April.

bill

at

a meager attempt

compensating

for the

escalating public censure

You’re

sitting

over provincially-funded

Sandra Henderson,

Mothers

rings. It’s

your friend inviting you

faith-based schools?

young and tle

energetic,

The prospect of booze finding

its

way

wrong

into the

further exacerbated by the lone fact that corner

hours coincide with after school parties. Furthermore, Henderson said family-run businesses seldom have the financial wherewithal to properly train their staff to a degree comparable with employees at facilities administered by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario. If booze were sold in a greater number of stores’ late operational

government regulation would wane and policies would loosen, perhaps tempting businesses to forego the stores,

checking of identification for the sake of increased especially if employees are under age themselves.

sales,

all

partied out,

brash to assume that all businesses would comply with every stipulation under the liquor licence act should this prospect come to fruition. Overall, it brings greater problems than it's worth.

the

next morning let

I'll

let

looked

human

reality

all

all

moments and

we have

to try

we're any different or

that's not

our

in

of us? ure up

happens

sentence or statement and use

Am

I

saying Mel Gibson

it

to

isn't a

model parent? No. What I'm say-

the world to crit-

don't know. And neither do

ing

is

I

I’m not saying Britney

is

a

being, but are any

ist,

I

knowing

is

a

say this as a journalfull

it's

when we

see

really

well that kindness

So next time you're

what you'd do all

if

that

These

if

that

moment was

lives

stars don't ask to

you

have

by. their

and private moments broadcast

to the world, but

does,

we were

defined by our

and rule-breaking are what

react?

ing incident? Perhaps she did have

moment was And then go

the world had to define

news. Irresponsibility, carelessness sell.

a personal

in

one step further and think about

one day,

Britney's head-shav-

if

better.

a second to consider

what you'd do

and straight-living are not exciting

Remember

worst

their

in

then judge them, as

moment, take

any of us meas-

about Mel Gibson? I'm sure

unacceptable

people

How would if

to find joy in

broadcast to the world.

And

is

it

it

happens.

could happen to you.

how do you want

And If

it

others to

Think carefully before you

answer.

And

you don't

then ask yourself

react that

way

why

yourself.

published and produced weekly by the journalism students of Conestoga College

letters to the

contacted

take one

bad enough

It's

the misfortunes of others, but

Spoke Editor: Christopher Mills

should be signed and include the

and telephone number

we

define their whole personality.

any of you.

human

when

real mindset. Yet

to others,

bigot or that Britney Spears

worst moments?

How

it

and convince others

dis-

are

icize.

Now

will sink to

these

the world to see.

apparently for

how make a buck. But it shames me even more to be a member of a society that demands low some

it

most personal (and yes, sometimes

played for

Mel was. But how many of us realized what hypocrites

to call

see

I

thing they weren't meant to hear and

Just ask Britney

moments

and thought

myself a journalist when

irre-

Spears. Constantly scrutinized, her

irresponsible)

all

into a

you are shocked

being, and quite possi-

it?

we

bet in a hurry.

shames me

us.

your evening of

could

...

at that situation

point

it

the garbage they put out there for

could never happen

this

some

THAT

Sometimes

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SPOKE, October

9,

2007

— Page 5

Age is just a number when comes to love it

it

Perhaps

has been said to be mind

Age

over matter,

if

when

you don't mind then

Sarah Jaynes

everyone way even if it

not

this topic this

is

It

men

Age shouldn't be something that we dwell on when it comes to being with someone you care

viewed

a five-year age

is

it

Opinion only concern tion.

ence.

ily

many

In today’s society so

things

looked upon as normal and

"OK”

so

why

viewed

can't age be

same way? If two people of the same sex can walk down the street holding hands than why can't someone walk down the street with someone they love who is a little the

is

how

or his

famintentions, as soon as age

mentioned

My

his

over.

is all

it

boyfriend

is,

12 years older live together, are is

me. We working towards a common goal and understand each other; age is not something that holds us back than

of ignorant comments, dirty glares, loss of friendships

I

is

older than me.

The

girls are

older

is

it

is

sexual

and

who go

after

purely

seen as pedophiles

or “cradle robbers.”

It

is

definitely

go after someone who is under-age, whether you are a man or a woman. However, if both peo-

wrong

to

ple involved in the relationship are

mature and of legal age, than there should be nothing wrong with it. If you are in love with someone,

ple think.

doesn't seem fair to see couples

been happily married since 2005.

have personally been the victim

man

a

is

age gap and yet

It

someone who

or a lot older?

as

it

to be older than

in the

and have even lost contact with close family members because choose to date

I

OK

pursu-

whether they are the same age as you or not, it should only be your happiness and your well-being that concerns you, not what other peo-

from having a great relationship.

media who have an obvious it is accepted by the public. Demi Moore, 42, and Ashton Kutcher, 27, are a prime example of a couple who possess a 15-year age difference and have

bit

woman

to say that

wrong. Most men

age, not his situa-

is

intelligent he

women

when

but

young

difference or a 15-year age differ-

are

only seen as

is

an older

outrageous

alright for

has nothing to do with them.

about, whether

it

is

ing a younger guy.

shouldn't matter.

Unfortunately,

views

it

With that

all

occur

the

abuse and neglect an age

in relationships,

gap should be the least of our worries, especially when that person

makes you happy.

(Photo by John Lintey)

Sanctuary haunted by a ghost Pool expert Gerry The Ghost’ Watson entertains students in the Sanctuary on Sept. 25. He has been playing since 1983, is a three-time Canadian Open 8 and 9 Ball champion, and has performed more than 2,500 shows.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY GROUP

Conestoga College disappoints student A new

new classrooms

school year has begun,

of the

and with it comes familiar feelings. Happiness to see friends,

where

sadness to see summer coming to an end and excitement for the school- year ahead.

However, this semester seems have one feeling that stands out most among my fellow students: disappointment. It seems that the

to

college

losing sight of the stu-

is

dents and focusing on money. If you do not instantly under-

the services

the

into

main building This

to have overlooked the col-

appropriately referred to as the centre, service educational

field.

could stick a

I

of feces and that

pile

make

n’t

would

I

my

would-

like

review what

to

hundreds of dollars to

still

a centre for students.

it

in

additions

tuition, specifically for the

student centre, have bought me. The pros: all of the educational

moved to one place and the old rooms have been services have

Oops, we don’t have lowly country town school had three. Speaking member of the rugby team, facilities would be an asset. How many people dreamt But

my

new one

the less

is

a smaller and

in

esthetically

pleasing

area.

The couches have been sectioned off to more open public areas, making it harder for worn-out students to find a couch to

down and

lie

catch a few minutes of

sleep before their next class. In addition, Dooners was shut down

and turned

Wow, is

really

into classrooms.

new

thing that

coming out of

this is all

so the only

as a

such of a

where the school was united? Where you could come together as a school and say everybody

going to the foot-

is

© Blank out or struggle on tests? © Avoid/ fear presentations? © Panic while being supervised or evaluated? © Feel anxious when performing in academic situations?

rugby, basketball or soccer game to see those Humber jerks

ball,

get their butts kicked.

How many

group

one.

high

college

played a sport

to

compete academ-

Just look at our football

ically.

everything together, but students still have not gained any of the recreational space that was promised. The cons: the old Sanctuary was turned into classrooms and nice

DO YOU

lege experience for the students

turned into classrooms. It’s kind

of

students.

new procedure

Our school seems

either.

just so they can

all,

more

for

a

isn’t

over to the new “student centre.” Or perhaps it could be more

sign that says student centre in a

and

police

firefighter,

paramedic training facility so that they can use the classrooms in the

historically

because after

to

Can anybody say ulterior motive? Maybe while we are at it, we should cancel all the sports teams - because they cost money - and turn the recreation centre

be.

what I am speaking of, maybe you should take a walk

stand

in the areas

rooms used

hype about

it.

of you would have if I

there

personally tried to

advertise for rugby, but only got flack for not using proper protocol. It

is

a system like that which

makes people with

Join our....

was more

intentions of

bettering their school give

PERFORMANCE ANXIETY GROUP And manage

To

you about your college, do you fills

that

empowering

spirit that

you with pride or does a feel-

ing of darkness and discomfort enshroud you? I’m personally starting to feel a

time

I

little

think about

Larry Stuart

letting

it

manage

you!

up on

themselves. Just ask yourself one question: When someone asks

feel

anxiety instead of

sick every

register bring a

copy

of your timetable to

COUNSELLING SERVICES, The group

&

will

will

1A103 by

Fri.,

Oct 12

,h

begin the week of Oct 22nd or Oct 29th

run for 4 weeks (most convenient time to be

it.

determined by student schedules - student

will

be

contacted).


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— SPOKE, October

9,

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2007

Give a little bit and support the food drive By HIEN DINH "Those who can give a lot give a and those who can give a little give a little." said Mayor Carl Zehr lot

at the

Sept. 26 kickoff to the

Food

Region's Bank of Waterloo Thanksgiving food drive. The food bank is asking residents to

remember table

their

to set an extra plate at

Thanksgiving

this

to

them reach their goal ot 350.000 pounds (158.757 kilo-

help

grams) of food. Ruth Friendship Keller, the food bank's manager of community partnership, said the Thanksgiving food drive starts Sept. 26 and goes until Oct. 10 but

people can always

food bank. "We've had a great continence of Conestoga students volunteering at the food bank," she said. "At this

time of year, bringing

in

food

is

also going to be critical.

"We know 350.000 pounds is a we also know that we

high goal but

need

that

much."

year

Last

Food Bank of

the

Waterloo Region did not meet their Thanksgiving food drive goal of 325,000 pounds. This year's drive will help the food bank’s 67 member agencies

"We

food bank) know to need to get us

the

(at

The shelves at the food bank get empty over the summer, she said. "We do a Thanksgiving food drive because throughout the sum-

through the next while until the spring food drive," said Friendship-

of giving to the food bank (because they're busy) and so the donations

drop but people

still

Keller.

"Anything students can do to have a creative, fun. enthusiastic, successful food drive is great." Cash donations are also important for acquiring

need food.

and distributing pounds of food

"(The) same kind of thing happens at Easter time," she added.

the three million

"Again, we've gone through the winter months and we need tood to summer the through us gel months." Wendi Campbell, the food bank's

donated, the food bank is able to provide over $8 worth ot emer-

executive director, said this

is

a

needed each

year.

For each

Money

donations can be

at

519-743-5576. Food donations

munity.

store, fire hall or at the

due

of circumstances because of the many

to a variety

will get help

ways set

our help

this

community chooses

an extra plate

at their table,"

to

she

said.

"Every contribution helps make Friendship-Keller said Conestoga

students their time

can

always

and services

located

at

50

at

any local grocery food bank,

Alpine

Crt.,

in

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Public Speaking Anxiety

Kitchener.

Currently the Top 5 needed items by the food bank are pork and beans, canned

fruit,

pasta sauce,

Do you do any • •

canned beans and stews. Conestoga appreciate "We College,"

this a great place to live."

made

online or by calling the food bank

can be made

who need

$1

gency food.

prosperous and very caring com"Residents

drive.

months.

what we’re going

aren't thinking

Thanksgiving food

and community food programs through the fall and into the winter

continue to donate.

mer months people

representative of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Jeanne Diercey, of Conestoga Rovers and Associates, Chattar Singh Ahuja, of the Golden Triangle Sikh Association, and Wendi Campbell, executive director of the Food Bank of Waterloo Region, kick off the food banks annual

Gene McCarthy,

"Not

all

said

Friendship-Keller.

be able to help but they'll do what

to help the

they can."

when thinking about doing a presentation. your legs shake or your heart beats wildly before, sweat, palms Find your speech. after a or during Find your thoughts race and your mind blanks before or during a presentation.

the students are going to

contribute

of the following?

Feel extreme anxiety

Select your program/course/assignments to be

“safe’’

from having to make a

speech. • •

in a course by not doing a speech. Develop creative excuses or illnesses (that feel real at the time)

Risk low marks or failure

to avoid

doing presentations. • •

You Can Make a Difference

HUNTINGTON DISEASE

your group “carry” the presentation. Fear “making a fool of yourself” in front of teachers or peers. Believe everyone is fairly calm but see yourself as a “wreck.” Let others

in

These are some signs you may be experiencing one of the most common anxieties: public speaking anxiety. It can be overcome using a planful approach involving: 1) recognizing and altering negative thoughts; 2) relaxation and positive mental rehearsal techniques; and 3) practicing in low-risk situations and then

in

situations with graduated levels of

risk.

your course work, your well being, or your potential to perform as an employee are affected, it is time to do something about it. Remember, avoidance actually If

increases anxiety!

HUNTINGTON SOCIETY OF CANADA 800- 998-7398

1-

The 1)

2)

following resources are available to you at the college:

Speaking Anxiety group in Counselling Services. Read the Anxiety and Phobia Workbook Bourne (available at the LRC on the shelf and on reserve). This approach must be supplemented with practice in Inquire about a Public

,

front of friends, family or 3)

Make an appointment

classmates.

with a counsellor

A Message from Counselling

in

Counselling Services.

Services, 1A103.


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recognized at Conestoga

Invisible disabilities

(Photo by Charlotte Prong ParkhiH)

Jean Becker, an elder in residence at WLU’s School of Social Work, performs an aboriginal smudging ceremony Conestoga’s Life is a Rollercoaster event Sept. 27, which promoted awareness of non-visible disabilities.

at

(Photo by Charlotte Prong Parkhill)

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strates that

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— SPOKE, October

Feature

2007

9,

Escape from the A Conestoga By WEI-LON LEE

and

his

of Sudan. As Yien recounts his

much

(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee)

home coun-

execution of his father

was

just

14 years

he said, shaking his head,

story, haunt-

when he

old.

bleeding,

run,”

to

his father lay,

that

his “I

still

alive.

still

was then

"It

whether he knew where his 23 other siblings are, Yien just shook

my

father told

recounted

Yien.

head slowly. don’t even know

and

sisters are

if

my

brothers

alive,” he said.

still

"They don’t know that I’m alive." Yien said his whole family has been separated, scattered, with no means of contacting each other. “When the soldiers came, everybody just ran. don’t even know if I

my

mother

she

alive, but

is still

is

probably dead," he

forget.”

with me, you have to run, get away

Yien was just 14 years old when he witnessed the execution of his

from here,” Yien's father told him. That was when he started to run and fled his country, first to Kenya, where he met his wife, who was Sudan, then to also fleeing Ethiopia, where he submitted a

Yien said the fighting resumed between the southern rebels and the northern central government in

just burst in

shooting,” he said.

“They

(the

North Sudanese army) the village and started

As Yien watched

one of

in horror,

proposal to the United Nations that

the soldiers fired at his father, put-

allowed him to come and

ting four bullets right in his chest.

Canada

“They

Conestoga, has gone

would see

too.

had seen me, they would have shot me as well,” he said. As soon as the soldiers walked away from his father, Yien crawled

me

with

on his face. “You just don't

every night he closes his eyes.

tion student at

still

father outside his village.

impression, one would

him

was

hiding,

“You’re not supposed to die here

comes flooding back.

never guess that Yien, a secondyear law and security administra-

kill

back to where

“You never forget something like has happened in your life,”

These memories, along with the frustration of not knowing whether his brothers, sisters or mother are still alive, and a feeling of helplessness, are what Yien has to endure first

face that

his

in

"If they

that that

a smile

Upon

student, witnessed the

him and

in his life.

smile on

who was

afraid that the soldiers

belies his life experiences.

ing images of his father getting shot

John Lam Yien, a second-year

LASA

horror

perpetual

try

four times

from Sudan

Soft-spoken and polite, he has a

alive.

Those were the thoughts inside young John Lam Yien's head as he fled his village

Yien,

through such hardships and faced so

Run. Get away. Stay

pow, pow," he gestured.

student shares the

tragic story of his flight

killing fields

just shot him,

When

pow, pow.

live

in

permanent resident. asked about his family and

as a

said.

2003 and has culminated

war since

the

in

Darfur massacres. “My country has been

in

civil

the 1950s,” he said.

most international

Unlike

dents, Yien did not

come

stu-

Canada

to

to find a better life nor to get a better job.

they had seen me,

“If

they would have shot

as

me

well.”

John Lorn Yien second-year LASA student

With one fast flip, you’ll get music quick.

He simply came find

life,

M620 and go from, phone to

music player

in just

one

to

“That was

all

wanted,

I

all

that

I

thought about, just staying alive,” he said.

“I

and ran and

just ran

never looked back.” Interestingly,

Get the Samsung

Canada

to

period.

when asked what

is

element of his country, Yien replied immediately that his country has very rich oil

most

the flip.

distinct

fields in the south.

"My there

country has

lots

of

oil

and

many Chinese people

are

there,” he said. "Especially in the

south,

where

Yien said

all

that

the oils are."

peace and

stability

must come from inside his country, not from other nations. “No one can be strong for Africa, Africa must be strong for herself," he said.

Furthermore, Yien doesn't blame Chinese for supporting the

the

northern

central

government nor

does he condemn China for

its

inaction regarding the situation in

Darfur. “It’s just business,

said.

you know,” he

"My government

is

probably

giving the Chinese something they need." In fact, that “something” is the most abundant resource in Sudan: oil. As China is experiencing an unprecedented economic boom, it is

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of

these rockin' music

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also experiencing unprecedented

resource shortages.

But China is not responsible for what is happening to his country,

instantly

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9,

2007

— Page 11

Credit cards: students’ friend or foe? By MARCIA LOVE With the high cost of textbooks, and living expenses, many students have discovered just how helpful a credit card can be. They can also discover just how tuition

much

debt they can get into with-

Kristie Syvret, a first-year law and security student, has had a credit card for about four years now and said she has spending problems because of it. "1 probably spend over $400 a month on it,” she said. "My interest rate is crazy now.”

Syvret said she got a credit card

because she wanted to go shopping.

wish

could just cut up

I

credit card

and never use

she said. “1 hate

without

“Usually

because they have student loans to pay off (with their

it,

but

1

it

my

again,”

can’t

do

it's

"When

credit card)," he said.

pay

can’t

more

they

off,

it

they

a trustee in bank-

ruptcy, has dealt with

many

college

year

who

said she has had her credit card

is

"Once graduated, companies look

employment from

credit

card

for things such as

and proceed

history

what

credit

is.

"They’ll use their credit card to

buy a stereo system. Generally, won’t be working, so they’re stuck with paying off a massive student loan on top of students

proceed from there. assistant branch

Grand River

However, as tempting as the power of plastic may be, there are also good reasons for people to get still

She said

stu-

dents.

credit

manager

Grand River Credit

at

Union, said

is

it

for about a year and hasn’t had any problems with it. “1 pay it off right when my bill in,”

she said.

"I just

want

to

business student, does not have a credit card

plans to get one

"My mom wouldn’t let me have one because my sister went from having one to having too many,”

she said.

Pham would

manager at

like to

have a credit

card to build a line of credit.

Credit Union

MacRae said to reduce the risk of running into credit card debt, students should only have one credit

develops bad will be harder for them to if

but

within a month.

Colleen Smith,

other credit card debts outside of school.”

credit cards while they are

student,

whole point of having it.” Diana Pham, a first-year general

“Once graduated, credit card companies look for things such as employment history and

understand

don’t

business

maintain a good credit. That's the

said he has seen a lot of

who

students

general

comes

there.”

have

then

Colleen Smith, assistant branch

it.”

Dana MacRae,

good credit than someone no longer in school.

to build

interest.”

MacRae

out due caution.

“1

and university graduates who found themselves in financial difficulty due to credit card debts.

a student

card and use

it

sparingly.

get future credit cards, loans or a

“Students need to concentrate on maintaining good income,” he said.

mortgage.

“They need

it

Natasha Siminoski, a second-

easier for a student

until

to practise discipline

they get into the workforce.”

(Photo by Marcia Love) Kristie Syvret,

a

first-year

law

and security student, said she uses her credit card for purchases such as textbooks, concert tickets, trips or any expenses that come up.

Park your car when texting By JENNIFER

MARKO

You have heard about

it on the and seen it on the news, maybe you have even done it: tex-

radio

ting while driving.

Inspector Bryan Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service said there has been much debate over the last 10 years about the use of cellphones and other technologdevices and drivers who ical

choose

not only talk on their

to

cellphones but send text messages as well as check and return e-mail.

He

said

difficult

is

it

for

(Photo by Jennifer Marko)

Waterloo's police service to track

how many

collisions are actually

caused by the use of cellphones as their investigation does not capture the use of these electronic devices. The Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic Committee has been working to include such

text

messages as she gets

Larkin said of us to

we

“If

it

make are

encourage you

collision reports.

cern,

reminding someone

become complacent and

Newfoundland,

is

have

recently

legislation

Committee

toring the impact

do

it.

Often

how much we

a positive impact on

their behaviour,” he said.

is

good driver if they didn’t have to worry about everyone else on the road, so why endanger

on road

not only your safety

and

moni-

those with you, but others

safety.

on the road?” Stephanie Paris,

(due to phone use) to potentially be

first-year health office

however, ual

with

careless

(drivers)

deep breath and reflect on a close call while driving - if they remember the worry they felt, we would ask them to strive toward not

administration student

experiencing that ever again,” he

“Take extra time, plan ahead, you need to make a call or text, pull over and do so safely. If you must use a mobile phone, con-

said.

if

sider

hands

free,

mend focusing on

but

we recom-

driving.”

I think everyone needs pay more attention to the roads and put their cellphones down.” First-year health office administration student Stephanie Paris said

“In general,

texting while driving

is

defi-

talking

very distracting and takes

your attention completely away from the road,” she said. But although she said it is a bad idea, she has been in a car with someone who has done it, and has it

herself.

a horrible

However, she admitted that her do it while she was in the car. But she was quick to give credit to the two of them because they both silence their phones when sister did

driving.

there

on your cellphone while driving.

done

is

idea.

it

would not text and was an emergency

was another

alternative.

think

silly.

else

also

it

as well.

said texting while driving

“It is

know

same time because she has done

would be

more dangerous than

I

sometimes

send a quick reply."

Second-year general arts and science student Brittany Goodman nitely

but

Goodman said she does not judge people who text and drive at the

"I

"We simply want them

it is,

and did not have any time left on her phone to make a call. She said she would definitely not do it if

circumstance.

to take a

and

I’ll

drive unless

driving;

depends on the individ-

driving because

how dangerous

.

it

avoid talking and texting

am

Paris said she

There is potential for drivers who do not use due care while driving

charged

1

to

and the

Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police Traffic

to

“Everyone would be a

no law prohibiting mobile phone use in Ontario, said Larkin. Other provinces, such as Quebec and enacted such

may have

we

exercise

courteous driving.

Currently there

care

...

alternatives and

put them-

not

“1 try to

while

express your con-

ask

and others at risk using mobile devices while driving; however, he encourages all drivers not safe,

to

her car.

all

concerned about a

to predict

selves

to

important for

is

recommend them

into

a difference.

friend or loved one's driving

device use as a trackable item on

He said it is difficult why people choose to

checks her

First-year practical nursing student Jessica Broadfoot

n’t

a

it's

good driver

exiest

Everyone if

they did-

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have to worry about everyone

on the road, so why endanger not only your safety and those with you, but others on the road?” said Paris.

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9,

Entertainment

2007

Controversial book

questions societal norms By ELIZABETH BATE

“I’m trying

said.

to

raise

ques-

how

tions around criminality and

we

ever there was a book that Elizabeth needed discussion. If

Ruth’s

On the

Smoke

is

Paine suggested that writing a

book about tobacco and smoking may have been controversial enough without the added weight

it.

Sept. 27, Ruth appeared at Kitchener Public Library to

of gender issues, but much like one's gender, for Ruth, the topic of the book was never a choice.

discuss her most recent work for

One Book One Community (OBOC) region's

the

sixth

annual

“I wrote to that ending. It wasn’t added on,” she said. “I never con-

event.

would do selected work for

In past years, authors

(Photos by Leanne Mountford)

Poster sale a hit with students

Smith, the the

the

OBOC

representative to

committee, proposed a host of the

Kool

a fantastic opportuni-

be that close.

I

her.”

Smoke, set in a small Ontario tobacco-growing town in the 1950s, questions societal norms of sex and gender. The book features female char-

posters relating to alcohol.

PSLG

Fall

2007 Schedule

acters not willing to accept their

FREE

weekly study sessions that are designed to help students through historically difficult courses. They offer a chance to meet with a senior student and other develop learning strategies, and prepare classmates to compare notes, discuss concepts for exams.

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Beach, Bob Marley and

material. “I

“What

said. ty to

has

gent and want to be challenged,"

had a wonderful time,” Paine

According to sales rep Francois Boucher, the bestselling posters are Passion

it

been highly acclaimed. Ruth said that she would never insult her readers by presuming that they couldn't handle the

the book. “I

boy who’s been burned.” Although the book deals with

contentious subject matter,

morning show, interviewed Ruth on stage and moderated questions from the audience about

sale ran on Sept. 17 and 18.

are

a

FM

new Sanctuary. The

PSLGs

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new idea. Mark Paine,

second-year international business management student Natasha Koch check out some posters at the Imaginus Poster in

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audiences, but this year Sharron

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News

Rare birds

By KERRY REED

ALLWOOD

area GRCA

The

wants

also

bird-

watchers to respect the private land If

lately,

owners who live near the GRCA parks and trails, by making sure

rather

they have permission to access the

you have taken a walk on the

Grand River you may have seen some paths along the

some

with

nests

large

different

in them or near by. The Grand River Conservation

looking birds

Authority

(GRCA)

has

many

can view native species but there are areas

bird-

where you

ing spots in the region

you

Fiction helps

flock

to Kitchener, By JACKIE

SPOKE, October

now

GRCA

on the

private land and

if

land, then respect

all

bylaws.

where you can see

you are getting tired of reading textbooks and study notes, maybe it is time to unwind with a book that takes you to a faraway place or allows you to escape into

older books gel donated elsewhere

and new books take their place on

someone else's life. The Learning Resource Centre’s @ease paperback collection can

had no idea the school library had fiction books. “I might actually go into the library and do something

said Linda Schneider, the manager of the LRC. The @ease collection of fiction

other than

help

novels has been

at the

LRC

for 10

He

GRCA

says the

is

monitoring

sections between south Kitchener

it improves literacy Schneider said. “Better

GRCA

and Brantford for eagles because these sections of the river remain open and are ice free in the winter so they have a food source.

Tony Zammit, the Grand River Conservation Authority ecolostands in front of Mill Creek Marsh, behind the

to vol-

GRCA

can keep track of the bird's

offices.

come

to get a hold of

Zammit

the

GRCA

land and constantly protect

artificial

nesting

lands from urban development.

platforms for the eagles

Marsh,

in

hopes

breed.

out

build their

own

they

eagles)

(the

says these two conserva-

tion initiatives are not only to pro-

natural nests in the

pine plantations,” says Zammit. However, he thinks the nesting

platforms

encourage other

will

birds to nest.

“Luther Marsh

probably the

is

most important area

in

the

common

says the public can help

keep track of

the bird species

all

with a birding check

tect the rare bird species but also

turns

“It

Zammit

Luther

in

they would

that

wet-

ones.

They are also trying to create more wetlands to encourage water-

found on the website, www.grandriver.ca.

He

says

list

the public sees a rare

if

or unusual bird

the

in

Grand River

watershed they can fill out a special form and e-mail or fax it to him at the

GRCA office.

The community can

fowl to breed. “It is a lot easier to protect the

also help by planting trees and keeping vegeta-

common

tion loss to a

than

species

the

rare

ones,” he says.

Cayuga,

near

GRCA

is

and you

live

another place the

toring and in the process of doing

bird breeding in

wetland restorations.

don’t want to be developing or con-

nificant by the Ministry of Natural

“We hope

Resources."

A for

of the conservation work birding has taken place at lot

Luther Marsh, which

is

north of

thonotary

Other birds that are considered threatened or endangered which frequent and breed in the GRCA watershed are the osprey, the black

province."

and the

least

“We (GRCA)

an

is

he says.

largest

we

“It

warbler

have

the

in

says the biggest threat to

the bird population

is

the loss of

anything close

structing

You can

Zammit

says

also

tat at

The

GRCA

has also built nesting

boxes for screech owls there.

Many

Zammit would

like to see

Marsh

in

the

Luther

part of the watershed.

“Great egret

is

all

have to nest

in the interi-

to

keep the species going. He says the presence of some of

these species indicates the condi-

a provincially rare

Luther Marsh

There are many ways you can get out and see the rare birds in our

Zammit. He added during the weekend of Sept. 14 through 17 there were

area.

roughly 100 great egrets in a single flooded swamp area near the road-

can join around the He discourages

side.

tracking

shows up

at

Zammit says another good

Zammit says there are experts who conduct field trips the public

down

GRCA. people

rare species

from

on their

involved

are in

and forests

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pro-

keep the rare birds in the watershed coming back during migration and to help

GRCA

has a code of ethics

birdwatchers

who

like

look for rare birds.

“We want to minimize our disturbance on the bird species and in particular the

Zammit.

rare

species,”

says

many

will

look for opportunities

community

LRC

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trees.

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bird-

books for

many

tion of the forest.

during the migration period,” says

bird that

will

and deciduous

of wetlands

If

100-metre buffer zone around them

of the rare birds and water-

fowl can be seen

They

Schneider said

cate copies or they have too

martin houses to help those birds.

also ideally like to see habitats con-

or of the forest and have at least a

LRC

many species of such as blue birds and installing swallow houses or purple

bird species

the red-eye vireo.

books and the

never turn away any donations.

birds

nected with corridors and regenera-

enhance the wetland habiLuther Marsh,” he says.

them.”

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and require large

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rose-breasted grosbeak, the scarlet

trying to

1,000

“We

takes us a

The @ease

wetland," says Zammit.

tracks of forest to breed such as the

are just

it

you definitely

it,

haven’t done any-

we

books but

significant wetland that has a rare

thing specifically for the least bittern or the black tern,

said.

buffer

habitat.

are area sensitive

bittern.

bird,”

the

that

Zammit

which

warbler,

actually

is

species

moni-

will benefit the pro-

endangered song

Arthur.

tern, the great egret

it

is

not right up-to-date,”

is

Schneider

owner

land

classified provincially sig-

collection

next to provincially

shed for birds,” he says. “The wetis

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out after hardcover books the

minimum.

“If you're a private land

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the water-

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to pick from.

These include the Backyard Bird Count, Project Feeder Watch, the Forest Bird Count, the Christmas Bird Count and Citizen Science programs.

winter

bunch

a

"Unfortunately, since paperbacks

plant roughly 100,000 trees

three

is

more

a year on their land and on private

past

In the collection there

monitoring programs that need vol-

Luther Marsh.

This

readers are better learners.”

the college,

of different genres like mystery, chick literature, thrillers and much

to nest.

installed

at

movement and possible breeding. There are a number of bird count

The eagles can also be seen between November and March in

They

is

unteers.

gist,

the soft

skills,"

the

the leg of the bird or chick so the

(Photo by Jackie Allwood)

in

arrangements Conestoga Students Inc. donated or sign out the books to take home and read. seating

paperback books have been donated by staff, faculty and All

been seen

as endangered.

for once.”

believe anytime you read

“Most of the staff and faculty are heavy readers so our collection gets built up really fast,” she said.

the bald

homework

Students can curl up

“I truly

(ecologically

the

charismatic birds that has recently is

second-year

a

anything

Banding

to be classified

Spittal,

whelming donations.

footprint

a

in

said Schneider.

the area

Melanie

general business student, said she

couple of years thanks to over-

when a bracelet with a unique number is placed around

in

the shelves.

leave

last

has only taken off

it

bird species.

which used

inspected each out books and

collection

If

sometimes students

eagle,

is

summer and worn

years but

He does encourage people

Tony Zammit, an ecologist for GRCA, says one of the most

@ease

just

unteer to monitor and band the rare

the

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October 22

By JOSHUA KHAN You are energetic and impulsive. OK to think Sometimes it is things through before making a decision. Sometimes, stay

for a movie,

in

it’s

OK

to

instead of

You

but

love,

might

when

passionate

are

the

on

backfire

Try

you.

approaching a new interest with honesty instead of always playing

holds

Centennial College, doesn't think

at

other Ontario colleges.

College,

in

Hamilton, five events were held

October 23

November

Week and

they are

one major

starting to hold at least -

event per week.

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Jayne Woods, the marketing and

Mohawk

event co-ordinator of the Students' Association,

You

People love your patient ways.

are courageous and have a

Your resistance to change may you to miss important opportunities, besides - change is

clear view of your goals and

not always a bad thing,

cause

is if?

how

to achieve

them. Your mysterious

ways

are

what draws people

your

side.

to

said

cer-

made

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at

Being

versatile

is

a great

might help you

before they repeat themselves and

achieve a lifelong dream or that

cause you more hassle and pain

promotion you have been waiting

that

today’s world.

It

I

could have been avoided.

for at work.

Students

16,000

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July 22

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life

two events

large concerts

try to write

for

make a

events?

between

your head and your

list

heart.

SI

juiy

“?

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January 20

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February

-

But how

is

money

entertainers

Humber

it

is

OK

someone

OK

to

to step aside

and allow

else to shine, and

it

one

outcome

is

her

“At Conestoga, there are 6,700 full-time students and the

dent association fee

CSI

more students

colleges with a lot

and higher fees will have a higher budget for events.” Conestoga currently holds about one event per week and a major event at the end of every month.

CSI

Silva said

is

trying to create

events, especially

with the

battle of the bands,” she said.

we need

First

to

come

"But

to an agree-

ment with the college

to

have

president, said

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February 19

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twice.

Sometimes, allowing the other person to have the last word will

Taking time to rejuvenate will help you and others around you.

avoid

Bottle.

The book, simply

The

titled

Choice, follows a young couple through their meeting to the

main male char-

the

acter, Travis Parker, is left to

name of

love? The

make

question

is

ding tion

reader to give the ques-

at the

some

thought, and leaving the

pen as the novel unfolds. The story begins as most of Sparks' novels, with the two main

So

student

if

of fun,

fees

then

is

“Most student associations focus

equal

more

should

high

number of students? in

tion

mainly on events,” she

do focus on events, but we also

make ter

Toronto,

“We

said.

about a dog. They meet outside on

Gabby

Travis's lawn with

yelling

sure our students have a bet-

him because she assumes his dog impregnated her dog. The

which they can

story unfolds revealing their sepa-

student

life

at

and moving toward their

rate pasts

enjoy.”

future together as a couple.

Foo

Fighters’

new CD

However tragedy

strikes, leaving

Travis feeling like no one under-

stands

he

pain

the

through.

Gabby

coma.

Travis

is in

going

is

hospital, in a

guilt-ridden

is

because he was the driver, and he

August 23 September 22

are the perfectionist. slide

A

In

characters having a disagreement

AARON O’CONNELL

ing out as

Echoes, Silence. Patience & Grace is the latest album from the Foo Fighters and if you have been suggest a fan from the start then you pick it up. 1

things

work include The Notebook, A Walk To Remember and Message

trying to accomplish.

all

features a different spin

You are a giver and sometimes you give too much of yourself.

You

bookshelves. His other bodies of

on what a college's student associa-

By

> ptfS

York Times release on

new

money is paid from the student fees and a small amount is gained from

College,

ions to yourself.

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New

has a

list,

reader wondering what will hap-

CSI

Stanciu,

you expected.

keep some of your opin-

best seller

getting stages.”

social

types of events

these

to stick

not what

have been on the

and

school graduates pick colleges with

is

you

Nicholas Sparks, whose books

stu-

$95. Other

is

would

which

die,

to

choose?

holding more events also depends

by a decision no matter what, but sometimes it is OK to walk away if the are

paid by

where a choice between

it

raised to pay

Centennial College,

You

is

If

keeping the one you love alive, or respecting her wishes and allowing

the

a large

You enjoy being the life of the party and you have no problems speaking your mind. Sometimes

student

college’s

students.

Roxy

nights

1

for social activities

a

posed throughout the novel, prod-

our

ticket sales,” said Miller.

Aquarius

“The budget

and even complete minor jobs such as soundproofing the Sanctuary and

in

student centre.”

“At

of pros and cons.

he said.

bar,”

“Also, day events are held

down your

worries or

a week.

have an outdoor amphithe-

where we do our

of thinking too much,

excess

BY FRANCA MAIO

a college,” she said.

one of the toughest decisions any human has to make. How far would you go in the

at least

the best. Try to Find a balance

in

“The number of events does depend on the number of students

ing to have local talent and even a

holds

and a tendency to worry

situation. Instead

about choice

moment when

and emotional on your good days and you allow emotion to rule your choices which aren’t always

and over think a

dis-

more

"We

a great passion for

CSI,

new, bigger Sanctuary. “With the Sanctuary, we're hop-

and have our campus

You have

are sensitive, sympathetic

New book

when it comes to planning events. Humber College

atre

You

the

full-time students, finances aren't the only factor

Cancer

Silva,

at

association fee which

Federation, said that with

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programmer

the

Humber

Best-selling author Nicholas

Sparks releases The Choice.

at the

agrees.

down

like ticket prices

at least

director for the

Lindsay

comes from

two events per week, has also had major entertainers like Sum 41 and Charlie Murphy from the Dave Chappelle Show. Aaron Miller, the programming holds

receive

my

break

1

we

submit

and anticipated attendance.” In the past couple of years, Toronto’s Humber College, which

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trait in

offer to agents,

when

budget into areas

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we

she said. “Also,

Clioic«

at

beginning of the year.” event

service fee specifically for events,”

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the budgeting that

so famous bands such as Hedley and Finger Eleven could be booked. “With 8,000 full-time students, receive a portion of the general

co-ordinator

activities

numbers matter. “The number of students at a college does not affect the amount of concerts and events held during the year," he said. "The major contributor to the amount of events that happen on campus is the level of

were

decisions

financial

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one event a week.

and

during Frosh

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at least

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Jason Moseley, the special events

Conestoga College students like to party, but the number of on-cam-

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games.

attending a party.

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has 10,000 full-time students and

in

games you play

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once

or

Let

prolonging the disagree-

The new the lone

single.

The

Pretender,

heavy song on the album. and like the CD

The

rest are soft

title

says, graceful.

By starting the album The Pretender, the group

ment.

is

a second-year

in the

palm of her hand.

fate

leaves

its

The songs of Echoes,

&

Grace pick you up and take you on an incredible journey from start to finish beginning with a bang and progressively mellowPatience

left to

take care of their

He

two

about her living will which will

masterful album.

Songs

like

Erase/Replace and

Come

Alive, remind fans of older

songs

like

Big

Me

and For All the

Cows. This album which came out on softest

one of the Foo Fighters albums if not the softest and

shows

listeners a side of the Fighters

is

never heard before.

Overall, this Silence,

also

telling

that they've

CD.

is

showcases vocalist Dave Grohl's piano and soft voice and is the icing on the cake to an already guitar,

the listeners entranced throughout

breathless

to the closing

doesn’t have any drums, bass or

Sept. 25,

the entire

journalism student holding

off with

moves

daughters.

and wanting more. Then the Fighters throw in different types of melodies to keep listeners

Franca Maio

is

it

song of the album. Home. The slow-paced melodic track, which

is

you and your friends are looking for something where you can sit back, relax and listen to some excellent songwriting then you.

this

album

is

choice of keeping his wife alive or the

hospital

for

administrator

result in her death.

Sparks artfully reveals the psyche of Travis, and intertwines the story of another

man who was

in

Travis’s place, and in the end, the

other

man

shows

the

loses

growth

everything. in

He

Travis as the

day nears when he must make the human ever wants

choice which no to

make.

The

story never really answers

the question,

a great album. If

struggles with the

Instead, to

it

their

which

is

throughout

radically

asked sponovel.

the

come As the

allows readers to

own

conclusion.

comes to a close, something happens which reassures Travis story

that he

made

the right decision.


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Sports

SPOKE, October

9,

2007

— Page 15

Fixing the puzzle Mens’ outdoor soccer assembling pieces By ALEX

MCNANNEY

26 and

finally

Conestoga on

at

Sept. 28.

The Conestoga College men's outdoor soccer team has been enduring growing pains all season, and it was no different during a 3-2 loss to Niagara College on Sept. 28.

The team looked like a veteran team for some stretches of the game, but would regress at key points, leading to all three Niagara goals.

After the game, head coach Geoff

Johnstone said the players were out, and the team was playing

worn too

many games

in

With the team’s play this season, Johnstone said he's been using this 2as 3- a gauge for future years, as Conestoga should have 6 of the 18 players back next year. 1

preseason for next season,” Johnstone said with a laugh.

The team

takes on

Redeemer

when you

“Just

together,

has been one of

it

think

it's

coming

falls apart for a

while

again,” he said. “It’s a

challenge. I’ve got to put

together the jigsaw puzzle and put all

the right pieces in place."

One

particularly glaring hole

was

the team's cross defence. All three

of Niagara's goals were scored on crosses into the box.

Another factor for the team's up and down play was the rough schedule the team has endured to start the

started

with

four

games, including a brutal stretch from Sept. 23 to 28, where the team played in Windsor on Sept. 23, then in Humber on Sept. road

in

their 3-2 loss against

Niagara Sept. 28.

WHEN DATING TURNS DANGEROUS

The

Sept. 25.

is a crime that happens on college campuses more often than in the general population. Stalking is not a single event but a pattern of actions that makes the person being targeted feel frightened and controlled. Over time, these actions may become more aggressive and dangerous - sometimes even life threatening.

Stalking

Actions that constitute stalking *>

Repeated telephone Sending unwanted

calls, letters,

gifts (e.g.

Showing up uninvited

at

pounded

the

1-0 on Mountaineers was a different story 1

It

Saints thrashed the

Despite the big are

still

atop the

may

include:

or emails

flowers)

places the target frequents

(i.e.

home, work, entertainment)

Stealing mail •>

Following, watching, tracking

*>

Threatening harm to the person being stalked, family or friends Threatening or harming pets

Do

Condors

Mohawk

Stalking

not minimize or ignore this behaviour. Report threats to Campus Security (Doon campus Room Police. You may need support in dealing with the stress of being stalked. Counsellors are available

Doon Campus, Room 1A103, 748-5220

ext 3360,

Condors 16-1. Condors

loss, the

OCA A

standings,

holding a two-point lead over the Saints as of Oct. 1. The team looks

Guelph Campus, Admin.

Office,

Room

1C04, 885-0300 ext. 224. Information on community support

is

available through your Counselling Office.

Sept. 27 however, as the St. Clair

season.

The Condors

(Photo by Alex McNanney)

Condors score a goal

at

gettable one.

this

difficult seasons.

1

“It’s

just fixes itself with time.

most

1

period.

Johnstone said that has been a problem all season, but one that

his

Oct.

such a short

Conestoga on Oct. 10. Elsewhere in varsity sports, the women's outdoor soccer team had a tough time during the Sept. 24 to Sept. 30 period. The team lost 0 to St. Clair on Sept. 23, then 0 to Humber on Sept. 25, victimized by the same brutal schedule as the men’s outdoor team. The Condors hope to redeem themselves when Redeemer comes to town on Oct. 9. And the women's fastball team had one great game, then one for-

Johnstone said

season on a strong note heading into the playoffs when they take on the Durham Lords on to finish the

Sponsored by the

Women’s Resource Group

824-9390

ext.

2B10 in

ext.

3357) and/or the

the Counselling Office,

148 or Waterloo Campus,


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