Page 1

Time well spent

Halloween

Conestoga student wins $1 ,000

hijinks

Costumes were

after filling out survey.

both naughty and nice at CSI’s

Taking the

Halloween bash.

A

newsroom

learning

for

chill

out

Donating your old winter coat helps those less fortunate.

journalism students

7

Entertainment ;

Monday, November

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2007

5,

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

— No. 23

39th Year

Freak show grosses out students By LEANNE

MOUNTFORD

years ago after being separated

correct

However, on Oct. 24 The Great Orbax Sideshow brought some unusual and disgusting stunts to the

jacket.

stunt

stage in the Sanctuary, thanks to

Orbax then called on four guys row for his next feat. He had the four of them sit on

the

isn’t

The

stunt

first

a nail into

most

common

Doon campus.

Great

the

that

real.

Roxy Stanciu, president was called upon. After

against the ground (which

it

Orbax

remind her was going up his it was real. Some of the crowd looked on in disgust while others didn’t want to look at all, and in it went. Orbax then asked Stanciu to pull it straight out (something she didn’t volunteer for) and the expression of disgust on her face as she looked away and pulled out the nail was Stanciu had After priceless. had

to

nose), she confirmed

edge technology,” she

Conestoga College is the beneficiary of $100,000 from TD Bank Financial Group, and will use the windfall to improve health-care

The money

will be

used

to create

bursaries for students in health sci-

and

programs,

returned to her seat in the front row,

year,

establish the new Centre Learning Interprofessional

who

given to those

positive

fund an site

of the create

and supportive interprofesenvironments for

learning

students. Finally, the donation will allocate

for

$5,000 per year over the next five years to fund a seminar which will

for

bring

help

also

said.

also

will

award for the practicum

sional

education.

ence

The money

Health Care.

Frank McKenna, deputy chair of Bank Financial Group and for-

TD

from Sheffield faculty Hallum University in England to Conestoga to share their research and curriculum development.

mer premier of New Brunswick, was on hand at an Oct. 22 presen-

interest

hand over a cheque to the college and said the money will improve health-care education at

grams such as nursing and paramedics, and the new health care centre at the Doon campus.

tation to

The

Conestoga.

“The bursaries

will ensure

more

people have the finances to pursue an education

“And

in health,”

he

said.

Centre

the

for

Interprofessional Health Care will

help to keep talented and professional

All

health-care

Starting January 2009,

up

students

who

to

$500

its

The expectation

Marlene Raasok, associate vicepresident for the health science and the

bursaries

have

available

six or

in

five

service programs, said

centre

will

stronger

years

health-care personnel.

TD

Leslie Roberts, from the respiratory therapy program at Conestoga College, said the money should attract more students to the program. “The bursaries decrease the reliance on OSAP and give stu-

“This centre will

grow

to

meet

develop

help

relationships

seven

when all of the funds from Bank have been received.

Burkhart

in the early ’50s

and has

been a sideshow tradition ever since,” he said. “It’s the stunt I’ve started

my show

with for the

last

seven years and probably always will.”

For the second act, Orbax introduced another entertainer, his twin brother, Sweet Pepper Klopek, who Orbax had reunited with several

between

By ELIZABETH BATE

allow

us

new

to

and

health-

care workers,” she said. “It will also help us to have better pro-

grams and graduates with higher student, graduate and employer satisfaction.”

The

of

chairs

return to their seats.

“The good

thing, usually, about

college crowds

that they get the

is

We

throw a ton of shtick into our show and it’s nice when a crowd can laugh as well as want to puke," said Orbax, who graduated with a master's degree in polymer physics from the University of Guelph. For the next act in the show, three

jokes.

were called to the stage and each one chose a card from a deck. Each volunteer was asked to choose a body part, either

young

ladies

By

face, chest or butt.

this point,

Klopek had a big golden hat on his to help him read their minds and find out which cards they were head

holding.

One

volunteer

a time

at

showed her card to the audience. Each volunteer looked horrified by what they were asked to do next. Whatever body part they chose, they then had to use a staple gun to attach

the

card

the

to

that

part

the volunteers.

Although one might assume that would be painful enough, Klopek continued on. The next act called on volunteer Jennifer Watson

come on

stage and hold a mouseKlopek put his finger in it. Then, out came a rat trap and he put his fingers in that. Orbax then asked Watson what’s bigger than a rat trap and she responded with a personsized trap. Sure enough. Orbax to

trap.

brought a very large version of a mousetrap onto the stage and placed

it

on a

table.

He

then

demon-

bunch of ceramic plates. This time Klopek put his head in the trap and it came smashing down hard. Klopek took a short rest on the ground at that point. The final feat consisted of Orbax strated the trap crushing a

down

his pants, so only his

boxers were

showing. He then

pulling

placed a cinder block over his genitals and Klopek used a sledgeham-

mer

smash the block. Orbax on his side as audience members had pain-stricken looks on their faces. to

rolled

After seeing these performances, one might wonder why and how someone would perform a show like this.

Orbax

said, “Well, basically,

I

got

sideshow (business) after seeing a show (where the performer was very serious) in the late ’90s and thinking hey, I bet you we could do those stunts, and actually into the

make them fun and entertaining." The laughs and cheers in the Sanctuary during the performance were proof he succeeded.

See Page 6 for more photos

of

sheds some

communications director

Project Porchlight, just one

Onechange is a group with a The Canadian group is

bright idea.

distributing

free,

energy-saving

light bulbs to Ontarians.

Porchlight

is

the

first

at

CFL

person

In a city the size

of Kitchener, just

over five years.

a pilot

project

and

province-wide

in

in

in

Ontario

and

The group is working with Ontario Power Authority, Government of Ontario and

“And

that’s

household,”

one bulb per says. Croteau

just

every bulb

every

“Imagine household) were changed.” Project Porchlight hopes to make the project national, and even if

wants

to take their

(in

energy-saving

the

ideas south of the border.

the

Croteau says Onechange is in preliminary negotiations to hand

the

Ontario Trillium foundation, as well as local municipalities. Their

out

goal is to hand out CFLs to every household in the province. According to Manon Croteau,

the

CFLs

in

the U.S.

-

in

U.S. will not be happening

soon.

Croteau says the idea behind

something

to

bulbs it

that's

is

is

to

good

for the environment.

"Studies have is

shown

that

when

a

given a tool to change,

such as a light bulb, the next time they go out to buy a light bulb they will get a

CFL."

Waterloo Region the project is also working with local utilities to hand out coupons through the In

Every Kilowatt Counts information The pamphlet, which has been advertised on local radio ads. gives consumers information on energy star appliances. Energy star appliances are those that meet strict guidelines for being the most efficient, energy saving appliances on booklet.

the market.

However,

she insists that any undertaking

light

show people how easy

pounds of coal burned for energy.

the Yukon Ottawa and Guelph in Ontario. The project was successful enough to be expanded. Now, compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) are being handed out

as

to

change

one bulb changed per household saves 20,000 kilowatts of energy and approximately $1 million

light

handing out the new

bulb substituted for a regular incandescent bulb can save $10 annually on hydro bills and 125

major undertaking of Onechange, a not-for-profit environmental group. Project Porchlight began in 2004

Alberta.

changing

increasing needs for

in the lap

were then removed leaving the four guys balancing with only their feet holding them up. Orbax took a seat and told some corny jokes which he occasionally did throughout the show. Meanwhile, the volunteers were struggling to stay up and after a few minutes, Orbax and Klopek helped them up so they could

Project Porchlight

Territory,

care to patients.

graduate. to

create

to

is

two bur-

demonstrate financial

“The modern version (of the stunt) was popularized by Melvin

Project

online support.

community

is

health-care programs

by having more labs with updated equipment, as well as new space for group work, classrooms and

to learn from each other and focus on how they can provide the best

will be given to

favourite stunt.

pro-

opportunities for students and staff

in

Orbax stuck a fork up his nose. Human the said Orbax Blockhead has always been his

centre will allow the college

expand

down

However, Klopek got each card upon reading the minds of

increase

sciences

health

in

need and are almost finished their program, to ensure they are able to

The goal

help

will

our

people

country.”

saries of

to

of this

one by one to keep on the ground and

place their head

pulling on the nail, and tapping

By JOHN LINLEY

told

their feet firmly

the person next to them.

was

dents the opportunity to use cutting

They were

proceeded to take a larger nail out of a box he had on a nearby table. He asked for a volunteer to check the nail to prove it of CSI,

donates $100,000

chairs in a square facing outwards.

nose. After blowing the nail out of his nose, he

TD Banks

teer to

sitting in the front

Inc.

Orbax performed was the Human Blockhead where he started off by hammering a small nail into his

a cinderblock placed between his legs.

of

pling the cards to various areas.

man hammer

nose

Conestoga Students

The Great Orbax steadies himself as his brother, Sweet Pepper Klopex, gets ready to swing a sledgehammer into

lot

Orbax called on a second voluncome up and strap both him and Klopek into a straitjacket. The music played as the two danced and wiggled their way out of the

Seeing a

sight at Conestoga’s

Brotherly love?

Klopek’s body. There was a

hesitation as they took turns sta-

his

(Photo by Leanne Mountford)

at

birth.

is

Croteau says the power to change in the hands of people every day. “Simple actions matter,” she

says.

"They do have

make

a difference.”

the capacity to


— SPOKE, November

Page 2

Now

News

2007

5,

deep thoughts

Vandalism By JENNIFER

...with

Conestoga College

questions answered by

Random

random students

If you could bring a famous

dead person back to life who would it be and why? ,

“Abraham Lincoln. I’d ask him what he would have done differently in his time, knowing what is

happening know.” Linda Berg, first-year

general office administration

MARKQ

have to remove

Before you write your name on a about think stall, bathroom whether or not you would do that to your own bathroom at home. Chris Hinsberger, the manager of Conestoga at housekeeping College,

noticing an increase in

is

vandalism

at

the

than

more frequent

has been," said Hinsberger.

it

The majority of the vandalism is graffiti. He said a good portion of it is found on bathroom stalls and some is being found in stairwells. There have also been incidences of damaged soap dispensers. “I'm not sure what is different

Hinsberger.

this year," said

“When

you get a large group of people together, whether it be a younger age, you're always going to have individuals who do something like

He I’d ask him if he discovered the the-

ory of If

he

“We

then he did

male wash-

isn't

always an easy 'task the surface of

damages

it

the stalls. But

it's

unavoidable,

we

students are quite co-operative.

Hinsberger

Hinsberger said his department has to determine when the most vandalism is happening, whether it

keting student

during the day or the evening classes, and try to figure out if any is

program

particular

to be getting

that

He

bathroom most of it -

rooms happens every

wash-

incidences which have required a

be involved because

to

certain objects have been flushed

down

They

the toilets.

"have found

apples,” he said. “That's happened

which

a couple times,

would

He

quite

is

odd

I

say.”

sometimes objects

said

fall

from their owner, but when it is the same object being flushed multiple times

begins to look suspicious. like to suggest people

it

would

“I

their

own,” he

own

they were

“I'm sure

said.

people don’t flush their

that

down

apples

is

phone numbers written on

“1 think that is really degrading for themselves,” said Thomas. “1 think

do

stalls

.

.

.

the

sad really.”

it's

student

advertising

First-year

so

...

express themselves on

they

Holly Tribble agrees with Thomas and has seen a lot of broken locks. think

“I

useless and these

is

it

people need to find something better to do with their time,” she said.

Perhaps the worst sight of all was seen by first-year general arts and science student Renee Grafe.

“Someone peed on

the floor,” she

said. “1

think

don’t

highly of

very

these people, especially in a building that

is

supposed

to

have a pro-

fessional atmosphere,” said Grafe.

think they should

“I

show some

maturity and respect for other peo-

home."

toilets at

said the majority of staff and

He

so far

bathroom

year.

“Unfortunately, there have been

plumber

Jasmine Thomas

said the worst thing she has noticed

they have nothing else to

said vandalism in the

stu-

to

the stalls.

actually one

is

seems 2A413.”

responsible.

is

encouraging

is

inform housekeeping if they notice anything unacceptable. First-year advertising and mar-

dents

treat the facilities as if

clean the graffiti up,

because it

the

in

try to

which

relativity or not.

did,

said the vandalism has been

found more rooms.

he said, adding

remove permanent marker.

“There

Doon campus.

“It’s certainly a lot

it,”

use a harsh solvent to

they

that

this.”

“Galileo.

at college escalating

ple

who need

to use the facilities.”

well before Einstein.”

Online banking a great tool

Jonathan Dobson, first-year

By VANESSA BUTLER

quick access to product information including credit card or check-

logging on, the customer will be asked to enter their convenience

Technology is forever evolving and making life easier one step at a

ing and savings areas, making key product attributes easy to find and helping users make proper product

card

decisions.

access their online website anywhere they choose to travel. And.

mechanical engineering/ robotics

and automation “Chris Farley, so he

can do Beverly Ninja

Hills

2.”

time.

The

Internet has introduced a

bevy of ways for society to interact, function and do business on a

first-year G. A S. /health option

data allows customers to view daily

ing the process of paying their bills

account activities and their account

mouse.

balance

little

and always being able to access their finances at any given time. Anywhere you can access the

online banking.

Internet,

it

can

all

with a couple clicks of the

of

life’s

veniences that

many

is

modern conhas become a big

You can be sipping a margarita on the white sandy beaches of Bora Bora while checking your stocks, or paying your Visa bill while stuck in traffic. You can also sit in a board meeting while looking over your investments or sending money overseas via your online account. CIBC has made online banking easy for its customers in a variety of

first-year

general business

because he was a great leader and kept peace in my country for

a long time.” Subhija Karic,

second-year business administration/

management studies

great revolutionary as well as a great leader for

my

country.”

first-year business

admin/

its

nearly 1.6 million cus-

who

are logging onto their

ience for

tomers

website on a regular basis.

Financial

Group

also has a website for

customers

BMO

as

sites,

payments, track bill history, stop bill payments, e-mail money transfers to family and friends and save vice-president

CIBC

retail

of eChannels

at

markets.

an annual survey by Forrester, a leading U.S.-based independent technology and market research In

company, CIBC was rated the No. Canadian client bank public website. based on website navigation and presentation of information, tent

and

tools.

strengths

its

bank online, as well Financial Group. Both to

however, are harder to navi-

gate and not as clear as to what

needed

tools are

needs. site

CIBC

concise for

of CIBC’s

website cited by Forrester include

now offers an End of Day balance column. This

the online website

at the

Banking with

“There

way.

Financial has a website that

is

PC

director

“CIBC

minimum age Doug Maybee,

for

CIBC.

"However,

CIBC

(under 18)

requires the par-

ent or guardian to sign an indemni-

He

when

said typically

under the age of 2, all transactions on the account are is

1

conducted by the parent.

more

isn’t

just

for

offers a great deal

“There no charges for students to bank online. Students who hold an everyday checking account get 50 per cent off monthly fees with proof of enrolment, and CIBC students,”

no

is

The Father's House

church St. S Waterloo Adult Recreational Center

185 King

Online banking for

at

should an individual be a minor

with advertisements then banking options. As well, if you bank with this establishment and hold a student checking account, PC will hold any funds for five days before the student can access

adults.

can begin

external affairs and media relations

the youth

its

CIBC

requirement,” said

ty form.”

their

that particular

any age.

webcustomers and

made

end of

business day.

to access specific-

has

his or her finances.

“The general convenience of CIBC’s online banking allows its customers to make multiple bill

Specific

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

Bank

filled

along with providing strong con-

financial /dunning

TD

easy.

from viewing accounts and viewing investments and GICs. CIBC has made online banking a modern convenactivities online to

1

Crystal Zhang,

all

online

laid out in a user friendly

a lot of time,” said Steve Tyers,

“Chairman Mao, because he was a

Not

you can bank online. institutions make banking

ways. From transferring money to simplifying the process of paying bills,

“Josip Broz Tito,

can

interested in saving time, simplify-

asset to

Jason Ferber,

clients

be done

ing a vacation,

One

tions very well.”

CIBC’s customers and

car shopping, shoe

is

it

.

“Babe Ruth, because he’s very talented and can play all the posi-

as well as a previous-

shopping, booking clients or book-

Whether Parsons,

number

selected password.

CIBC began to allow its customers to bank online about a decade ago. Their customers were

day-to-day basis. Stii

ly

said Tyers.

are

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out:

www.thefathershouse.ca

offers a student line of credit with

visioBfrlentislatarevaleesletra

he said. also a student Visa which

trainingfamilyfaodrestaratianadora

special

There

interest

is

full-time

rates,”

students can

apply for

online.

CIBC

has

made

it

very secure to

bank online. CIBC has an online banking security guarantee, which when they apply, customers have to agree to the terms and conditions and also select and answer a few personal security questions.

Upon

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News

SPOKE, November

2007

5,

— Page 3

Student wins $1,000 By KAYLA

GRANT

They say you’re more

cates or a cool $ ,000.

likely to

be

struck by lightning then win the

twice.

lottery

that’s

If

true

student, this year.

.

a

to

Sony PSP

winner of $1 ,000

ment

for filling out part

one

of the student

was

fill it

More

McRae won

HMV gift certifi-

The

a

survey,

HMV

certificate to

Gregory,

than 29, 29 students across

1,921

1

in

which

of

the

survey,

were

from Conestoga College. “We had a really good response rate,” said

Gregory.

The second

part of the survey can be done by all students regardless of whether or not they’ve filled out

won the Eddy

the first part.

grand prize of a $1,000.

Students

Sony PSP player. which takes about 25

can

find

survey

the

online by going to the college website.

the

engage-

By JENNIFER

MARKO

“Families are especially looking for coats for their

survey. Carol Gregory, middle, director of student develop-

ment, also hands an

HMV

Last year Laura Birceanu, a busi-

the

Carol

said

Ontario took part

out?”

ness marketing student,

the college

Conestoga College.

a second-year a

Nov. 30.

to

I

Donate your winter coat

(Photo by Kayla Grant) left,

not

win an Apple iPod Nano, player,

Sony PSP player

won

from Nov.

director of student development at

Warner said he’s probably going to buy a movie. “I saw it (the survey) and thought, I have a few minutes, why

year to win a survey prize.

chance

will run

certificate.

first-year

The survey offered students

a

marketing student,

biotechnology technician student, is one of three Conestoga students this

won

one.

a journalism

Sicialia,

And Ryan Warner,

Lucrecia

Survey.

Courtade,

Castillo

shot! Lucrecia Castillo Courtade,

experience

storm.

1

money

she said.

Anthony

For the second year in a row a Conestoga student has won $ ,000 by filling out part one of the Ontario College Student

That’s the

The survey focuses on

Conestoga College students better head indoors next time there’s a

Engagement

minutes to complete, is just part The second part of the survey

1

Courtade already knows what she plans to do with the money. “Save it to pay for my OSAP,”

Ryan Warner, another now be filled out online.

survey winner. Part two of the survey can

kids.”

October

when

is

the leaves start falling and the tem-

The

coats should be in “sellable condition.”

November and December

“We

don’t want anything that’s really dirty or ripped

perature drops, but it

when

are

gets really cold and even snows. Instead of throwing

out your used winter coat to

why

not donate

someone

Anna

it

to a coat

keep warm

else

Nikolasevic,

make room

for a

new

one,

donation program and help winter?

or where the internal lining

is coming out.” She said the person giving away the coat would not buy one like that, and it is also a safety issue.

“People can donate throughout the year,” she

this

manager

assistant

of

the

“We

usually find that in the winter

we

Goodwill Retail and Donation Centre at 1348 Weber St. E., Kitchener, said they do not get a whole lot of

of donations, but people tend to donate

coat donations in the winter, but she said winter coats

of winter items, and after summer's over get a lot of summer clothes.”

are

what

“We

a lot of her customers are looking for.

of lower income families coming in for who can afford to buy a new one but are looking for something a little cheaper,” she see a

said.

Nikolasevic said buying a winter coat in the regular stores can be expensive.

However, she said there are a “It’s

away

lot

store

is

good

for

we

wants to buy a coat but can’t afford to pay retail prices. “We get about 200 customers daily, sometimes more than that,” she said. “There are maybe 10 people a day

who come She

in

asking for a winter coat.”

said coat donations can be either for adults or

children.

You may

think

it

is

too early

in

that

donations can be

we is

get a lot

when we

made

who

are less fortunate.”

In addition to Goodwill’s

Weber

Street location,

at

925 Erb

St.

W., Gate

2.

It

is

open Monday

Wednesday, 9 a.m.

to 9 p.m. Thursday to Friday, 9 a.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Procrastination

the semester to deal with procrastination, or are

textbook chapter. An extra ten minutes of TV can eventually become the whole evening. Sometimes, students get “stuck” on one part of their project and don’t move on from there.

you first need to recognize what avoidance technique you employ and whether you want to change it. Then you can try some helpful approaches.

school

procrastination,

is managing your time and a key to achieving goals. Divide larger tasks into smaller steps which will seem more manageable. Set a deadline for each step. Take breaks and build in rewards. Work with a friend. Be reasonable and realistic with your goals; perfectionism can get in the way. For further assistance, don’t

An

^

essential element

in

dealing with procrastination

planning. Effective planning

spirit

sidewalk sale

is

procrastinate! Talk to a counsellor.

november 14 & atrium io- 2" quote promo code'spoke" to be entered contest to win a clothing prize pack

in

a

A Message from

to

Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Weber Street location is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to

Avoiding or putting off work which needs to be done can come in many forms. Some students ignore a certain task, hoping it will go away. Some underestimate how much work is actually involved in an assignment. Some see other activities as taking priority, like vacuuming your room instead of beginning to read that

come put on some

you

can donate your old winter coat to the Goodwill Donation Express located at the Waterloo Landfill Site

just procrastinating?

To overcome

any

to

gives others an opportunity to give unwanted

to 6 p.m.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: you

“It

don’t get

someone who

said

summer months

First-year graphic design student Brent Cherry said he has never donated a coat to a donation program because he has never had any extra coats to give away. However, he said donation programs are excellent.

items to those

wonderful,” said Nikolasevic. “But

Our

during the

lot

in the off-sea-

Goodwill location.

of organizations

coats.

nearly as many.

It’s

Nikolasevic

lot

coats and even people

that give

sons.

said.

don't get a

Counselling Services, 1A103.


— SPOKE, November

Page 4

5,

Commentary

2007

Price hikes won’t stop

contraband cigarettes The government

is

a lot of noise about the continuing prob-

making

lem of contraband cigarettes, which results

in a

29 Globe and Mail

year, according to an Oct.

Contraband cigarettes are

illegal,

$1 billion tax loss each

article.

unregulated and untaxed and are

often sold on aboriginal land.

The continuous hike in cigarette pricing find cheaper ways to buy cigarettes. Tobacco companies

causing more people to

is

are upset that they are losing revenue to the

black market. Currently, in Ontario a carton of Players cigarettes costs an average

of just under $70 and for the cheapest brand. Legend,

it

just under

is

are the lowest prices in Canada.

$50, which

The Imperial tobacco website says about 70 per cent of the cost is a government taxation. For people willing to make the drive, a carton of Putters will cost about $30 and a bag of 200 cigarettes (equivalent to a carton) can be result of

low as $10, the same price as a package of brand name cigarettes. Yet the government seems surprised by the increase in contraband

as

cigarette

consumption and smuggling.

History always repeats

Skyrocketing cigarette prices during

itself.

the early 1990s resulted in an increase in cigarette smuggling. to an article in The Hamilton Spectator on May 31, 2006, 1991 federal and provincial governments raised taxes on cigarettes

According in

The government eventually slashed prices from $41 a' carton to $23 a carton to help reduce the amount of smuggling. The peak price for cigarettes in 1991 was $6.50. Since then the price has increased $4.75, resulting in a pack of cigarettes in 2007 costing Contraband cigarette seizures have

when smuggled

made up about 25

cigarettes

peak

far surpassed the to 3

1

in

1993

per cent of the mar-

RCMP estimates five cars an hour are

smuggling no name ciga-

coming over

Currently, a majority of the contraband cigarettes are

Quebec and

Many

Akwesasne Reserve which

lays in Ontario,

New York.

of the natives aren't concerned with borders because

it’s all

an attempt to solve the problem 400 new

border officers

hired, there will be increased audits of tobacco

and the

RCMP will

However, these

spoke of his

translations.

was

He

logical

human being -

receive

have been

growers and manufac-

more funding.

initiatives will not solve the

a muted

lan-

guage transcending all verbal forms of communication. The concept

may have seemed

cryptic

to

me

fleetingly resurfaced dur-

it

ing an experience

two weeks ago.

And

in the

no,

wasn’t

it

form of a

At

problem.

more loss in revenues. means would be to lower the cigarette tax so people buy legal cigarettes which would result in more revenue

the recent local

Artworks show,.

the conscience to

mustered

sit,

in

I

suspended animation, for 20 or so

efficient

Canadian government and reduced contraband cigarette sales. Instead of using the money to fight cigarette smugglers and paying

for the

for advertising space

TV

on

for anti-smoking ads, the

government

people don't want to quit smoking for two reasons, the cost of

anti-smoking medications and the stress and

irritability

which comes

government paid

for the cost or provided funding to

prices of hypnosis and medications such as Nicorette, it

would

In turn this

while

my

drawn.

wasn't

until

result in a lot

would lead

lower the

NicoDerm

or

notion of

I

portrait I

was

was

situated

frozen-faced pose that the art as

lucid.

a universal language

To provide credence,

paid meticulous attention to the

artist

replicating

my

face.

She

sel-

spoke, but as her eyes wavered

between mine and her canvas, with the

odd subtle smile interspersed I was besieged by how

throughout,

of people quitting.

to less

It

in a fixed,

dom

alongside quitting.

Zyban,

minutes

became

could do something productive with the money.

If the

ment and

Opinion

smuggling of cigarettes and

in the

long

intently

we communicated

We

science, the principle that energy

were

all

is

strictly

transferred and

I

couldn’t help but

conceptu-

attribute that theory to the

journey the

al

employed by

artist

While bit

a

into

day,

drew from form

sans I

learned a fair addition

in

human

is

this

impromptu

that, albeit as

mea-

as the finished prod-

capable of engender-

Art reinstates

us that I

am

we

racial

contrasts.

In

all

its

visual

interpretations, art has the potency to both

social

shape and directly convey

movements and

in

some

cases, play the role of the harbinger.

taught, in high school

rekindle the artistic prowess of their

Europeans fervently attempted

to

are as indi-

are collectively one mind.

er of

humankind or

act of war, but

that

who we

not exalting art as the preserv-

embraces our distinctions yet supersedes all linguistic, religious and

language

age,

viduals but simultaneously reminds

neous solution

a

regardless of

being,

education or otherwise.

equally

ing

of

and communally held by every

experience was its

mode

concept into something eternally

sketches

uct was, art

remains a tangible

still

speech.

to her apparent passion for her trade.

ger in

resistant

the

systematic series of

about her disposition

I

vocalized

American youth during the turbulent times of the Vietnam War and to this transmitting even the most abstract

sitting silently,

What

working

to

smile of

converting an everyday

mine

opposed

within studios.

Art

neither lost nor gained but merely

interper-

sonally without a word.

term, lower health-care costs across Canada.

their

the lives of subordinate

social classes as

charcoal

tattoo.

against

revolted

methods by having

classical

pieces reflective of natural move-

intricate

A more

can afford to

Featherstone

asserted that art

mere depiction of the

a

Impressionists

Holly

incorporeal ener-

art as

Instead, they will just cause

Many

cal eras.

inked Angelina Jolie) that he often

then, but

native land.

turers

ing the Renaissance and neoclassi-

artist

planes of the physical and psycho-

over the border.

the border out of the

In

with world-renowned tattoo

gy

ket.

rettes

Greek and Roman predecessors dur-

remember during an interview

1

Daemon Rowanchilde (who even

$10.25.

The

language

Art: the universal

by $12 a carton.

less

the

instanta-

to social dissent or an it

harbours a bound-

energy capable of inseminating

new ideas within the mentality of the human domain. Art is the voice which circumnavigates and social

all

disparities,

cultural

something

technological advancements haven't perfected and sophisticated warfare is

loath to address.

Spoke Letters are

welcome

Spoke welcomes

letters to

is

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More go By KAYLA GRANT

for less

SPOKE, November

dough

Home from

Theatre offers students deal

Love the stage but hate the The Stratford Festival, in an attempt to generate more interest in the theatre, has created two

home

By FRANCA MAIO Imagine studying abroad

at

a

native people living in the

speak to you, and there is a group which caters to your culture.

other

bers 18-29, allows participates to

ary schools.

to

Canadian

$20 each. members 30-35, at

sition

PlayEncore, for gives a 50 per cent price break on tickets, which can range any-

where from $30 to $109. PlayOn and Play Encore are free and by joining you will save a lot of money. The programs were created because going to the theatre be an expensive endeavour, Carly Douglas, advertising promotions manager with ihe

can said

and fes-

tival.

“We want

to

make

it

accessible,”

we

said Douglas. “Last year

10,004 PlayOn PlayEncore.

“Going

tickets

to the theatre

sold

and 553 is

a

magi-

cal experience,” she

added. “It's a chance to go to another world.” This year PlayOn experienced a per cent increase with

Play-goers gather outside the Festival Theatre

An

son

Ideal

card to see the various partners.

PlayOn members can also grad-

tickets sold. PlayEncore skyrocketed with 1,095 tickets sold, a 98 per

uate to PlayEncore once they turn

cent increase.

Two weeks

before

every per-

formance tickets go on sale. And, PlayOn and PlayEncore hold special weekends three times a year.

Stratford waiting

travel

Sometimes

to

the tran-

difficult, but there is

one American school that helps Canadians feel more at home. Jamie Kirzner-Roberts, executive director of the Canadian studies program at Princeton, said her role is to bring Canadian issues and culture to the university and to bring Canadian students

The

even treat them to a drink during intermission for their first play as an Encore member. festival

will

Next year’s playbill will focus more on the classics with plays

United

Romeo

like

Taming of

and

Juliet,

the Shrew,

The

The

Women

of Troy and All’s Well that Ends Well. The season starts on April 23, Shakespeare’s 443rd birthday.

To see year’s

the

detailed

go

plays

website

at

to

list

of next

the

festival

www.stratfordfesti-

they

Douglas

at

www,playon@strat-

fordfestival.ca

work

in

conjunction with the

He

said they plan fun events for

Canadians and

Some been

New

York City

Jersey

Devils

to

New

their friends.

of their recent trips have to see the

play

the

Ottawa Senators, and they took a bus ride to Philadelphia to see the Tragically Hip. said there

were about 100

singer/songwriter Leonard

students.

to the

campus

Cohen

She said they recently held a Canadian Thanksgiving for students to celebrate the holiday and hold various dinners and events

students at the university

tickets sold. Seventy-five per cent

of the students

Now

to speak.

According to the website, the program offers a research grant to

demographic.

Native

Canadian, and many are graduate

In 2008 the festival will be developing a board of directors to help steer the program. The board will have members of the PlayOn

PlayEncore

titled.

is

Canadian studies program.

He

throughout the year.

Volunteers interested in helping with the programs can contact

State's

course

Roberts said they are working on bringing former prime minister Paul Martin and Canadian

val.ca.

and

of

Canadaborderland and the

Americans in North America: history and anthropology. Kyle Hagai, co-head of the Canadian Club at Princeton, said

together.

starts April 23, 2008.

which allow members to see two plays on a Saturday and one on Sunday. The weekends take place in June, July and October. Program participants can also save by dealing with one of the program’s partners, which include restaurants and hotels. Members can look on their membership

30.

in

Husband. The play closed on Oct. 27. The new sea-

14,111

41

can be

students

at least

for

histories: historical perspectives

campus where top Canadians come

other countries to continue their education at various post-second-

tickets

some

one of the two Canadian courses offered. One is called Borderland

programs to help reduce the cost. PlayOn and PlayEncore offer price breaks on tickets, shopping, eating and hotel rooms. PlayOn, which caters to mem-

two

for

— Page 5

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5,

who

are

doing research about Canada. Roberts said that 90 per cent of the Princeton hockey team is Canadian. All students at Princeton can take

who

attended were

Canadian Club is Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki to the working

the

to bring

school, said Hagai.

The club receives its funding through a grant from the Canadian studies program and from other sponsors on campus. Hagai was recruited from Hamilton to play NCAA hockey at

Princeton and enjoys being

at

the school.

“Princeton

blows any school

out of the water," he said.


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5,

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some people just can’t accept the fact that we all believe in different

Opinion

things and just learn to be under-

standing and tolerant of each other.

hard

especially

It’s

why people

stand

under-

to

Did these individuals think

that

your beliefs anyone else’s business? No, they are not. So what other people believe isn’t any of

You don’t win when you fight about religion. What were they trying to prove? I knew just from

your business

reading what people had to say that no one was going to convince any-

either.

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their beliefs.

gion through the Internet.

much

so

It’s

easier for people to

You someone go up to

voice their opinions online. will rarely see

I

knew

another person and try to “save them” from what they believe, but I have seen it done through the

that that

The

would never say to someone’s face. Everyone hates being disrespected but it’s even worse when people start getting rude and telling others they’re crazy for believing what

to the

With everything that is going on world I would have expected people to be doing something more productive with their time. We live in a busy world where in this

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things are constantly changing but

can tell you what is never going to change: people are never going

they do.

I

to

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allows people to say

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things

their beliefs.

lot less per-

will

University.

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Internet

and arguments a

and

he awarded

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change

to

five participants will

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going to convince

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when we

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or

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some

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respect

business.

offended, angry and hurt.

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one-way

not a

is

street

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there are individuals from

all reli-

gions that attack others.

It’s

and Hindus,

Buddhists,

Muslims, just

-

and

Jews

name

to

not

atheists

Christians

just

a few,

all

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We need to learn to be tolerant, compassionate and understandWe

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angry and hurt. seen have I

on

groups, like they have

time in the world, and

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and doing

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change each

Neither depends on the other to feel important.

the free sat

they

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someone

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One

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you can accept the

fact that neither is perfect,

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else’s

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family, school,

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you continues

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of

you gets as much joy from giving to the other as from receiving.

to

in

life;

and

friends.

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and the next thing they know,

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try to

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beliefs.

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a healthy

able to be an individual apart from the other.

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and

Most of the time it starts when someone decides that they want to start

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and respect between you.

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— SPOKE, November

5,

News

2007

Crack down on shots There

is

something happening in Hockey League that

accountable. If a player gets sus-

the National

me

has been bothering

seven years, and league

still

pended

for the past

McNanney

Bergeron head first into the boards on a hit from behind. Jones received a two-game suspension for the dirty play, and Bergeron is out indefinitely with a concussion.

comes

any surprise, Jones was the third Flyer suspended this season for a dirty hit, the if

it

as

other two being Steve

Downie and

Jesse Boulerice.

to bet $1

boards.

It’s

not playing dirty,

it’s

being an “energizer.”

And is

the biggest load of garbage

what players and fans say

on

their

By

is

why

the third time a player

this juncture,

I

don’t think this

“trying to earn a spot.” There

guy

room and

it’s

in the

is

a

Flyer

“take the other

out.”

for to

one another. It’s perfectly fine smash someone’s face into the

The holiday season before anyone attacks

me

saying I'm trying to eliminate the best part of hockey, take a real look

defend a dirty hitter, “he shouldn’t have his head down.”

BODY, and BODY, checks

did it become OK to seriharm someone, no matter what the circumstances? If I go out

Laying a shoulder into the body of is good hard hockey in my book. But when you start throwing elbows at defenceless players because “they aren't paying

When

ously

man? No, I’m going minimum of two years

be a free

get a

So in

me,

tell

hockey?

why

Why

injured for

players themselves aren’t

going to

start treating each other with respect, then the coaches and

the organization

attention,”

is

need to be held

through the stress of buying for everyone on your list

and getting through the crowd

when

I

Scorpio

Watching your spending habits

for hitting

during the rush to buy for the holidays is a good way to go. Use

imagination while buying

cheap,

your practical thinking to help

Sometimes

does-

avoid those expensive, yet useless

the best

It’s

It

make you a tough brute, it makes you a chicken that can’t throw a real body check. And until its

November

dirty,

n’t

and

October 23

fans realize

When heading to the mall during the holiday season, use your gifts.

the unexpected gift

one

is

to give.

items.

Gemini

this,

players are going to continue to

drop

-

21

think the good,

hockey has become

NHL

at

word

the

stupid, dirty and cowardly.

the

will

help you

another player

goon hockey. There is no excuse someone in the head.

“not paying attention?”

be impulsive and treat yourself while buying for the people on your list.

are perfectly fine.

in

it

ers to continue to be

stress

I

hard

any different do we allow playis

Your easy-going nature

quickly

is

approaching;

the mall.

to

prison for assault.

If the

Players don’t have any respect

And

at the situation.

being overzealous,” or

philosophy being bred locker

are

team has been suspended.

“a kid

is

know

you'll see

to

I

is

to

Cdn

million

September 23 October 22

things.

able? This

want

Libra

coaches

within the team for doing stupid

Opinion

the Flyers not being held account-

I

the

more players being disciplined

and break someone’s nose, then defend myself by saying “he should have had his head up,” will

What

If

take a hit in the wallet. I’m willing

Oct. 27, Philadelphia Flyers

defenceman Randy Jones slammed Boston Bruins forward Patrice

As

should be fined.

Alex

doing anything

about: head shots.

On

for a dirty play, or three in

the case of the Flyers, the coaches

can’t believe the

I

isn’t

head

to

May

21

Sagittarius

June 2

-

November 22 December 21

like flies.

Call on your energetic self, so you can beat the crowds heading

Use your energetic personality your holiday shopping done

to get

to the mall for their holiday shop-

ping.

A

holiday party

and then continue on

at a

fun holi-

day gathering.

a great

is

place for you to shine.

ij

dS

Capricorn December 22

-

January 19

Wise spending and avoiding work to your

The holiday season can be stressbut do not let that get to you.

procrastination will

ful,

benefit as the holiday season approaches. Try to avoid overspending for the ones on your

Getting your shopping done early will cut

down on your stress

level.

list.

t>s>

Leo ,

July 23

Aquarius

August

-

January 20

22

The

life

you can

of the party by nature,

Your independence will help you get your shopping done. You can walk into a store, find what you need and quickly get out which gives you more time to get

up a boring holiday event or energize your friends to get their shopping done before liven

the rush.

it

done.

Virgo

Pisces

August 23 September 22

February 19

Your organizational skills will in handy as you get ready

A

L % Mn*A

When this

spending time

in the

mall

holiday season, use your intu-

lists will

itive

nature to buy for those on

prevent over-spending and help

your

list.

you -t-

Making

-

March 20

come

to hit the mall.

-

February 18

stay

on budget.

t

Franca Maio is a second-year journalism student holding fate in the

palm of her hand.


Sports

SPOKE, November

— Page 11

2007

5,

Day ends season with Coach of the Year honours By JOSHUA KHAN

organize

Conestoga.

off-the-field

the

all

arrangements.” After a great season, Conestoga

College women's fastball coach Fawn Day was named coach of the year

the

in

Colleges

Ontario

Athletic Association for the second

year

in a

row.

son and produced their ning record since 1999.

first

win-

But aside from coaching. Day said there were a lot of other people helped to

make

the season a

positive one. “1

am

very happy with the out-

have done team,

even

it

she

said.

couldn't

“I

without the girls on the

coaches and Marlene Ford who helped the

where she

As

a

assistant

is

decided

to play for the varsity

team

while on the women’s fastball team.

because

all

“When

it is

said.

you're out there on the

field,

because she thought she could give

It’s

more of a team effort where everyto watch out for each other.”

one has

After college. assistant with the

Day became an women’s fastball

team and eventually was offered

spirits

of the

were not crushed at the Ontario Association Athletics College championship on Oct. 19 and 20, despite losing both their games.

The College

women

Durham

to

lost

in the first

game

5-1

and

were defeated in the second game by Mohawk College, 4-3.

the head coaching job.

back

“My college

days were one of the my life, and

coached

six

years

in

total

coach Fawn Day.

and

game we came up

played as hard as they Durham was stronger and

ily

had beaten

was

The Condors had a close game with Mohawk and only lost

son.

is

mother

at

home.

there anything she misses

“My

favourite

moments from

this

“Sure you can

past season have to be hanging out

be a very talented fastball player, but the main thing is you have to be

with the girls,” she said. “Whether

with your teammates

out to dinner and the movies or

Day

said

was

she

inspired

Day.

“It

Matheson was voted

regular season

the

could have eas-

game

“I

of

also

me me

a

lot

to play

am

all

against

really

the

the

Mohawk

MVP

in

College.

impressed and proud

women on

the team,” said

Day. “Each practice and game they really give it their all and it

came

fourth at the championship but

Day.

But

about the team?

to individ-

home run in the game against Durham College. Pitcher Laura

been the other way around.”

in

come down

“My dad

Mohawk

Overall, the fastball team

ended up winning the playoffs, said

doesn't

-solo

this

short,” said

could but

because the opposing team got a

a loving to

it’s

making

it

even the bus

to the

OCAAs,

trips, the

time

going

I

spent

with them was the best of times.

“When the girls do their best, it makes me happy to be a coach. Because when they do, it shows you they’ve learned something from you.”

as season comes to a close

girls

in

said.

sory office and, as always, on being

respect.

because he encouraged

run.

“The

she

from their lessons and mistakes, which helps.” With the fastball season over, Day can now concentrate solely on get to learn

her job in a financial services advi-

do

life.

at

in the

women

solid

inspired by a lot of people in her

who

twice already

Durham, the

“You

their

show

sport.

playing fastball there was a big part

of those memories,” said Day,

their best

against

the

and work with them as one.” Aside from having a love for the

best experiences in

home

game

team had a

have also played for a

I

of great coaches,”

lot

100 per cent and also

give

able to gel

to the college.

“Although the team lost both games, think the girls played their best yet all season,” said head In the

as

has,

ual talent,” she said.

about teamwork,” she

I

Conestoga Condor’s women's fastball team

The

Fawn Day She said the reason she became a coach is

you're not playing by yourself.

fastball

best,

“It

a

game and

she

it

But

sports.

it.”

She said in order for a team win, you have to play as a team

A star was then born as she won female athlete of the year twice ”1 just love the spoil

to

just kind of stick to

just expects her players to

at Conestoga College.

very mental and physical

Stuck

guess when you love

"I

season with a record of 6-4. When it comes to coaching, Day says she

in

the sport that she

Condor’s play By KERRY REED

up

Day started playing fastwhen she was a little kid. She at

you

women’s

now?

growing

girl

Kitchener, ball

it’s

come of the season because we made a run and went to the championships,”

get to

did the talented coach

was so good

With Day’s leadership, the Condors spared throughout the sea-

who

But how

a sport,

Next season, quite a few of the players will be returning and some rookies will be coming out to help

Jen Morris was voted the MVP by her teammates for getting the

news two of

In other

made

the

the players

OCAA’s Women’s

All-

Star League. Brittany Horton and

Melissa Voisin were nominated by the coaches for their consistent batting

and fielding throughout the

season.

“No

shows.”

third during the regular sea-

with the team, said Day.

matter

how

the

game

they players have positive

attitudes

and they never give up,”

said Day.

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