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39th Year

— No. 25

Respect others Campaign urges everyone By JOSHUA KHAN

started out as an idea to a

With audience members settled and the camera rolling, the Respect Campaign began with a

ning,

bang.

ple talking.”

in

Despite spilling orange juice

over

the

Thomas

Russell didn't

the inci-

let

Russell

meant

Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) former student of

Confederation’s

within

Student Union, to speak about their

Campaign.

college's Respect

Roxy

CSI

Stanciu,

president,

started off the presentation with a

moving statement

that

fit

need

to

changes,” she said. “If not for ourselves, then for our children.”

remark, opening Russell took the floor and told the crowd tKat the prcscntat ion wouldAfter

the

be too boring because he

n't

who does

relaxed individual

is

a

things

a non-traditional way.

in

The

began

presentation

Russell asking the audience a

with

num-

ber of different questions, such as

who was

short and

who had

red

hair.

After a few laughs, he got

more

in

touch with the audience by

asking them

if

they were ever bul-

one another.

human

some cases

do about

for this

is

it.

He

helping people with dis-

don’t use

mom-tone

or dad-

you don’t use words ..., you’ll end up sounding dull like the teacher in Charlie Brown.” tone,” he said. "If

strong

Russell also talked about discrimination in the classroom and how it not only comes from students, but also teachers.

He gave

every-

to

thing Russell said.

Lisa Stadler, a first-year student University of Waterloo, was

glad she attended.

“He with

did a great job informing

school and

in

just felt like

we

life,”

wanted

I

all

deal

she said. “I to join the

Respect Campaign or even start my own campaign.” Not only did students enjoy the

members of

event, but

the

commu-

nity did as well.

Mark Danten,

Cambridge

a

Russell's

said

dent,

resi-

speech was

worth hearing.

(Photo by Vanessa Butter)

“The campaign not only applies to students,

when

of the presentation thanks to the

comes

it

to school, unless it’s

Russell also discussed

said.

how

indi-

thing sociological like gossip.

He

campaign also stands

for

said the

lems forthemselves.

taking responsibility, accountabili-

Campaign

in

life.”

example of how some individuals were made fun of. He then noted that nothing was done about the discrimination because no one read the student handbook and therefore didn't know what to do. “You shouldn’t have to cope

matter like a fight; but not some-

said the Respect

responsibility

take

Throughout the presentation, the

an

people don’t want to create prob-

He

to

school and in

everyone about issues

said the reason

how

classroom,” he said. “People

have

interact. One scenario was about what one would do if he or she was being yelled at by someone else.

viduals can intervene in a physical

because of fear and

“Respect even needs to be shown in the

at the

know what

individuals don't

also partying and missing a test the

and it During a slideshow he presented scenarios and got the audience to

"When

he

weekend and students

their wild

audience was attentive

campaign isn’t pasasks you to speak up.

sive

Russell talked about respect and

how

to -respect,

disrupting a class by talking about

it

respect.”

coping with homework,” he

lied.

to

treat

said the

tress,

making

start

how

awareness of

to raise

does, but not

He

comes

it

following morning.

earned,” he said. “In

perfectly

with the topic of discussion.

“We

run-

it

campaign was

said the

people should

who now

wellness and diversity

holds the portfolio

lot to get

of talking to get peo-

lot

When

gave examples such as students

“People think respect has to be

invited Russell, a

Confederation College

a

jump on board

and then grew

two weeks.

just took a lot of talking,”

it

he said. “A

all

speaker

guest

floor,

in

“It didn't cost

dent affect his presentation.

,

committee

to

and showing respect.

ty

applies to adults as

it

"There are a lot of different social problems in a work environment. I’m happy that I was able to come today because in two hours I learned a lot about life.” The audience enjoyed every bit well,” he said.

way

Students blossom Students

in

the part-time

Conestoga work on

floral

said.

their creations in

for

Fines gives students a break

By LEANNE MOUNTFORD As Conestoga College continues expand, Doon isn’t the only campus experiencing changes. The Cambridge campus has moved from its former location on Bishop Street to Galt’s downtown core. The campus now occupies the to

at

150 Main

include dented cans, rusted cans,

year and

damaged

location

The Learning Resource Centre

is

stepping up to the plate. association

In

with

Conestoga

Students Inc.’s Cares Food Drive, the

LRC

has launched a Food for

one and

homemade

agencies and the bus terminal.

All

donations

the

to help

The campaign allows any student with overdue book fines to bring

run Food for Fines and

LRC

if it is

will hold

it

suc-

again

upcoming years said Linda Schneider, the manager of the LRC. in

“Reducing

fines will help out stu-

food.

“None of too

many donations and CSI

not store

of

all

and

CSI.”

library technician

A that

suggested

of meat,

fish,

soup, pasta and al,

of food items

list

can be donated include: cans

peanut

vegetables,

Schneider said

butter,

pasta sauce and baby food, as well as

many

Food

other types of food. that

cannot be accepted

only had a

back and front

of the building, leaving the middle

rooms and "This tion,”

offices with

is

a

much

no windows.

brighter loca-

she said.

The new campus was renovated by the college.

Although located

in

an

The campus, which relocated the

end of

classrooms,

a

computer

office area with staff

at

July, consists of four lab.

an

three offices for

and a lounge/lunch area for

students.

it,

is

can-

the extra dona-

it

is

a great time of

who do

not have a

hand

to

lot.

"The LRC is more than happy to wipe out students’ fines for this campaign. However, students must be aware the donations will only count for overdue books, not lost or damaged books,” said Czubak. “This

stew,

boxes of cerejam, crackers,

fruit,

facility

at the

go to the Waterloo Regional Food Bank. “It would really be something if there was too much food to share.”

those

Site Czubak,

closer to

few windows

will

the year to give a helping

library

is

dows. The old

food will go to

the

waste,” said Czubak. “If there

tions

a win-win situation

food donations

cessful the

CSI

the students, the

for

the first time they have

LRC

them achieve their goal of 1,400 pounds of food for

“It is

college.

is

the

receives will be turned over to

the student food bank.

This

community

packages with expired dates and

raising

to the LRC and have fines reduced by $3 for each non-perishable food item, up to a maximum of $15, from today through to Nov. 30.

a bit bigger than the old

the student population that needs

win-win situation for the student, the library and CSI,” said Sue Czubak, a library technician circulation/reserve desk employee at the

is

assistance.”

Fines campaign. “It is a

open packages,

items,

Garlick said they have a nice view

old building, everything looks new.

St.

dents around this busy time of the will also help out with

for

of downtown Galt from the win-

Susan Garlick, co-ordinator of programs at the Cambridge campus, said the new

it

5

Cambridge campus moving up

preparatory

By KERRY REED

at

Room 2C29. See Page

story.

fourth floor of the building located

Food

design

design certificate program

Russell delivered his speech

and interacted with the crowd. He even noted in the end that suits and briefcases don’t make a presentation worth listening to. “It’s all about the guide on the side, not the sage on the stage,” he

in floral

is

a look at

a real opportunity to take all

the blessings

Schneider. “This

in

our

is

the time of the year

lives,” said

we have

where we

can give a much-needed helping hand.”

(Photo by Hotly Featherstone)

Flu shot gives students a boost Second-year health office administration student Tina Anstey takes advantage of the free on-campus flu shot clinic. Registered practical nurse Julianne Janelle provided the shot.


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Students,

your “My

candle burns

and oh,

foes,

Edna

A one

meaning

It

my

poem

rings true for

many Canadians,

but

for college students.

shows

on average,

that

the causes of sleep deprivation

overexertion, something

is

extremely prevalent on college campuses.

is

students reach the post-secondary level, they are often asked

perform

at a

higher level, and are busier than ever before.

The importance of going isn't taken, is stressed

more

But ah,

will not last the night/

gives a lovely light."

/ It

four Canadians suffer from sleep deprivation.

in

When to

both ends/

recent study by the University of Calgary

One of that

at

friends

special

shine

light

Vincent Millay’s

St.

may have

my

let

attention

even though

to class,

many cases attendance And assignments require

in

by professors and parents.

and research than they once did and there are more of them.

Part-time jobs are often necessary in order to cover the increasing costs of tuition, books and living expenses.

Then

there are the co-ops,

work placements and

internships to con-

Many of these are unpaid and yet are requirements for graduation. And finally, many college and university students are encouraged to

sider.

get involved in sports, clubs or other school activities. Employers, they are told, are looking for well-rounded individuals and

want

to see

more

than just a diploma upon graduation.

As if all that weren't too much already, post-secondary students are known for excessive drinking and carousing that often constitutes a rite of passage for those living away from home for the first time. All of this activity will leave students stressed and worn thin. There are only 24 hours in a day and in many cases, in order to accomplish everything, students sacrifice the thing that may be most beneficial to

eral

Whatever happened and

integrity in

results of sleep depravation are varied

grumpiness and forgetfulness

solutions, then, range

to

and may range from gen-

mental psychosis. The short-term

from an extra-strong cup of coffee

to hospital-

the

course, the constant feeling of fatigue.

posed

shows up

in other

because they find themselves skipping classes or not being able to put

much

effort into

assignments as they once could.

Doing too many things often means

On

a daily basis students

that

must determine whether they

produce

will

high quality work or a high quantity of work; and the choice

is

not

The post-secondary experience goes beyond

made

a fuller, richer and

choose ties

classes and

homework.

the preaching about the necessity of these things, college

all

is

more memorable experience for those that At what cost those activi-

come and whether one

is

willing to accept that cost

is

a personal

choice.

bright as entirely.

light to extinguish

Doing too much now may cause ill health or bad grades and you for years to come.

these things can affect

it

in the

who

are stressed out and are in need of guidance can seek

counselling office, the health office and the learning

commons.

on

The Central News Network

(CNN)

aired a documentary on the

how

of professional wrestling and it

is

being overridden by death,

and

drugs

injury.

It

was very

informative and intriguing, offering

from within

the professional wrestling industry. It

looked

like

CNN

Opinion

had taken the

And

Cena’s response was I

say

“I can’t

haven't, but you'll never be

able to prove

I

have.”

making

seems

at least

was

just so

the

industry

one person

dead

set

look

on

grim,

they went too far in their reporting.

During an interview with current

WWE asked

wrestler John Cena, he if

was

he has ever used steroids.

the

I’ve

to take a

whammy

good, hard look

problem of steroids

am

was not Cena’s

that

The quote

CNN

is,

real response.

used was part of

a very long answer, where he talking about society and

how

if

people

a big opponent against the use

piece

could’ve been the

Instead, no one is going to remember the rest of the documentary. They will only remember

CNN manipulating footage to push own

agenda.

WWE

their

automatically labeled steroid users.

claim the entire film

tests,

people will

still

what they choose, even

if

can

now

falsified,

is

and they aren’t going to

feel

any

pressure to get rid of steroids.

believe they’re

this

starting

point of a drastic change for the bet-

do something amazing, they’re

how

at

in wrestling.

ter within the industry.

website, the problem

for

been waiting for

WWE’s

drug

it

was a double

of steroids by wrestlers, and

on the steroids problem plaguing

CNN

it

someone 1

His response also included

at

the rest of

The quote obviously came across as Cena slyly admitting his own steroid use. But, as was seen on

even though he’s passed numerous

unique form of entertainment.

do we know

me; because

time to do a thorough examination

But,

How

the film isn’t manipulated?

of wrestling, and was the best piece

then serves as a cautionary tale to students. Burn as

you dare but beware; you don't want your

Students

recently,

tar-

nished the credibility of a fantastic

McNanney

that

7.

Nov.

this

poem

they’re sup-

Don't believe me? One glaring

only

to get involved in outside activities.

Millay's

when

CNN

But with that one quote,

Alex

own

their

to be unbiased.

several points of view

always cut and dry. For

and pushing

personal agenda,

state

none of them get done well.

wrestling and was sorely needed.

are dis-

commonplace now to news organizations twisting

facts

great

a

world of professional

at the

piece.

example occurred very

ways.

Students used to achieving high marks watch their grades slip

as

traits

media coverage, being

very

It’s

There is the perpetual bad mood to contend with, the persistent cold that never seems to go away, the sluggishness, headaches and, of top of the physical and mental discomfort, overextending oneself

look

agendas.

see our

On

The documentary was

honesty

by greed and personal

overrun

ization.

often

in

to

news reporting?

seems these two

It

appearing

them; sleep.

The

Documentary tarnished

It's

so sad

when news

things like this.

outlets

Why can’t

do

they just

wrong. He then noted no matter

report the

what people say or what he

students are taught to never use

they can’t prove In

essence,

says,

false

it.

CNN

manipulated

and

news

fairly

Journalism

?

or manipulated

information

to report accurately

and

fairly.

Cena’s answer to make him come

Unfortunately,

across as cocky and arrogant, mak-

of thinking doesn’t apply outside

ing

him appear bad

in the

process.

it

appears that line

of the classroom.

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.SPOKE, November

Students blossoming

Big visions for the future School of Media and Design hoping By CHRISTOPHER MILLS

schools

vidual

research, looking at their

more

in a bit

some coming as early as next year. The school currently offers eight

sive research, ranging

programs, but chair of

media hopes

studies,

Mark

to see that total

up

will

to 13

by

be adding another one-

— media

and communications fundamentals

which

pathway into our existing media programs \of journalism and broadcasting; and visual merchandising arts and interior decorating to complement the advertising and graphic design will provide a

“We

also have

college

graduate

programs,” he said.

new Ontario

a

in the works for proposed launch in the fall of 2008 in videography journalism and documentary film that will appeal

certificate

to

graduates of either the broad-

casting or journalism programs.”

The school

is

exploring a series

of applied degree programs that lead to specialized credentials.

Conestoga College president John Tibbits said the college researches many forums in order to ascertain which new programs would be the most beneficial to students and the community. “We have a strategic planning committee, and they look at things like environmental scans, strength of the economy, the

number of

res-

from program

to continually

rolled out to coincide with

the marketplace and contact gradu-

“This strategy

includes

internally

the

college and externally to the marintegrated website with a tional

promo-

element that will go out to

all

gain

the

career,

provincial markets,” Derro said.

Tibbits said the expanded mar-

different.

program

skills/knowledge

some

are taking the

for

to

a

program

keting efforts are important, but the biggest issue for expansion

some

program for they just want to

are taking a

general interest

have a credential to demonstrate that they graduated from college,” he said. “We need to create programs and curriculum in a manner that meets all these requirements, while still appealing to a wide range of student learners.”

is

that

of equipment.

“We need

as a stepping stone to higher education,

and

to

look

potential

at

number

COUNSELLOR S CORNER:

few

“I

our

own

brand.

can see a day when we’ll have own degree program in the

media

area,”

he

said.

strengths

right

its

we can’t find partnerwe have to look hard at

ships, then

what we can do.” joint

is to

see

more

programs with other colleges

and universities. “Articulation

affiliation

retail florist

people within the industry to upgrade their skills and floral workshops are one way to do that.”

profile.”

date for is

all

target completion

goals within the school

2011.

positioned

...

is

ideally

with the perfect blend

said.

at

our

“We have

doorstep,”

but

I

believe there

The flowers

get

every Wednesday evening around 5 p.m. to

Room

college

the

to

2C29, where the pro-

gram’s 18 students get to put their skills to the test.

Retail

florist

ished

level recognition of post-secondary

education. “We have, and will continue to make our mark regionally, provin-

experiences,” Derro said. “Griffith

cially, nationally

and internation-

two

approximately

takes

years to complete.

also

one such

is

Idvorian said the certificate pro-

gram

Conestoga will be the first choice for those pursuing higher

is

believe

always sell, a need for

traditional designs will

only successful

University in Australia

skills.

“Many people

envelope.

the elements

that

knowledge

floral

Dorina Idvorian, co-ordinator, encourages students to push the

delivered

of students, faculty, resources and

Derro

combines

with design and business

necessary for success and believe

agreements do take significant time to formalize, but pay huge dividends to students/graduates as they provide a clear and direct pathway

program

a part-time certificate program

is

organizations can offer that kind of

opportunities

and

program.

Conestoga’s that

“Conestoga College

Part of the vision

Francis Reinink, a student in the

emergence as a polytechnical institution and its location. “The fastest growing area in Canada is southwestern Ontario,” he said. “Cars go in and out on the 401, that’s 100,000 cars that go through here everyday. Not many

begun and the

said. “If

mind

flower shop,” said

a

in

love

I

certainly wouldn't

I

working

two

now:

program and

“I love the

retail florist

Tibbits said the college has distinct

Life at Conestoga College is a bed of roses for some students - literally.

flowers.

the college to raise their profile,”

to higher education with a higher

last

take

Changes within the School of Media and Design have already

ble the size of the school in that

has already doubled in the

partnerships

media outlets who will donate equipment and partner with

Derro pitched the idea to Tibbits and the college’s board of governors last month, saying the goal was to have the school reach 1,500 students by 2011. “It’s a very ambitious proposal to try and doutime, but then again, the

said

partners;

he

By VANESSA BUTLER

work they produce

and while they are important, the college also needs to

ketplace via sophistication of an

to specifically targeted regional

are taking a

Tibbits

its

at

design

for their portfolios.”

establish

One challenge that any school faces when looking to add programs

“Some

quality of the

branding for the programs and the operations both

advanced

standing for our graduates, not only based on the academic status of our students, but also by the

new

a

grants

that

effort,

high schools, as well as distribution

is

institution

time and

missing.”

that every student

by 2011

size

major

college events.

and industry representatives to find out what academic experiences were the most beneficial,” Derro said. “We monitor all Canadian college and university program offerings to see if there are any opportunities that we are

kinds

all

and

undertaken a marketing and promotional campaign that is being

monitor

of data,” he said. “Then the indi-

idents and organizations,

an excellent

The faculty for the school of media and design have already

veys to analyzing the job market.

is

in

effort to develop.”

advisory committees to student sur-

“We have

“It’s

vision, given the proper time

areas

detail.”

ates

1

year certificate program

years,” he said.

The school has undertaken exten-

Derro, said he

next year, and 25 by 201

“We

and

liberal

own

double

in floral

do more micro

Big changes are in store for the School of Media and Design, with

to

— Page 5

2007

19,

students

not

are

program, but a Toronto compe-

in the

bloomed at summer, where they

tition this

second and

first,

Nashkewa

Ariissa

fin-

third.

finished

first in

the bridal category at the 17th annual

student floral design competition.

was passionate about flowers and the industry and decided to follow my heart," said Nashkewa. “I

ally.”

Dropping Out

Idvorian said the floral industry

is

money

a

not where the

is at,

but

it's

very demanding, creative and wonderful industry. “I’m very proud of

want to be here! Many students, exhausted by workload, discouraged by borderline marks or unsure of program choice consider leaving college. Counsellors see many students who want out and hope to return later. But is "out there" any better? Quitting does not solve a financial shortfall or make the course work any easier the next 11

"I

don't

the success of the students,” she said.

“When

ceed,

time.

it’s

HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION

most rewarding." is proud of how

the

the students challenge themselves.

She said she forces them nity to compete. “That’s

not a "carry on at

all

costs"

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and Palmerston. Anne Reid makes the drive in from Palmerston. Reid was a nurse who decided to take early retirement and pursue another passion. “This is mostly for me. I have a

huge garden. esting,

alnlnsfantllyfoodrestoratlonadori

I

find

really inter-

components,” she said. working with flowers and

“I I

love

love to

be creative.” On Nov. 29 four of Idvorian 's students will spend four hours competing in Toronto at the Royal

Gardens

in

a

team

design challenge.

work can be seen at Mary’s Hospital Volunteer

Idvorian 's the St.

Association 18th annual Festival of

with a counsellor.

We

they can get through necessary with a plan for completing their education.

from Counselling Services, 1A103.

it

and hands-on

theory

the

find

until

Nov. 22

at

the Kitchener City Hall Rotunda.

She has designed a number of wreaths and trees for the festival. Idvorian said she encourages her

students

A Message

way from

the

all

Trees taking place

These and many other solutions have been explored by students are here to listen and help when you have run out of ideas. Most

the

places such as Listowel, Hanover

Botanical

Counselling Services.

when

of the students taking the

program come

Services Building.

Drop a course which is salvageable and pick it up later. Consult your instructor before conceding defeat. Pick up a failed course through Continuing Education evening or summer classes. Discuss partial load with the program chair. Better to save a few than lose all. Apply for Peer Tutoring. The cost to the student is minimal and it works. Considering transferring to another program within your school. Communicate with a peer or faculty with whom you are having difficulty. Ask for help from faculty or classmates. Seek temporary shelter if home has become untenable. Community resources are

com-

the highest.”

is

Some

message. Rather, know the costs and consider all options other than withdrawal from a program: Consider carefully. alternatives the variety of possible jobs you can seek and Find out more about your program through resources such as faculty and Career Services located in the Student Client is

into

petitions so they have an opportu-

learning

with

end

at the

Idvorian said she

Leaving causes other problems. A sudden void is created in the student's life. Jobs are elusive. Contact is lost with school friends who form a natural community of support. Returning to school seems a monumental task. This

them

see

I

of their struggles, seeing them suc-

to

critique

work. “Education cess for

all

of us.”

is

their

own

the key to suc-


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was in a little bit of I was surreal, thought how could this happen to me. It was' a guess

“I

shock,

Imagine being an athlete with dreams of becoming a pro hockey player and receiving a medical diagnosis that ends

it

first-year internation-

I

heartbreaker,” he said.

Loyd didn't watch the games he

After the diagnosis

going to

like

all.

That's exactly what happened to

it

was hard

watch them and he said. That's when a friend dared him to “It

not be a part of

with rheumatoid

try

business

arthritis.

UBC

Pharma biopharmaceutical com-

According

to

Canada, a pany, rheumatoid arthritis is estimated to effect one in every 100

out

for

Foreigner.

“When

More Than

the

which

fundraisers

money for research. The fundraiser was Bingeman's

last

it,”

They

Just

held

got

the

lead

me

The

have

Waterloo Region on Nov. 7

role

because

abuse and

it

talked to the people at the tables

not just the

person rather than just a jock,” said

about living with their disease and

Loyd.

Loyd was one of seven

in

every 1.000

began

Swelling

in

wrist,

his

which he taped so he could keep thought

injury,” said

was

it

just a

hockey

Loyd. to his

elbow where the pain got so bad he had to stop playing. “It was a snowball effect,”

he said. “That’s

when

knew something was wrong.” At first it was sharp pains “It

was

looked

I

that

movement.

new

quite painfull

my

knee

to the doctor

who

students

“I’m really thankful to the compait

will help

me

'

a

lot.”

appreciate

“My

perseverance and willing to it

was what kept me

going,” he said, adding,”

I

never

His doctor refers people to him over.

Loyd

is

life is

also involved with

Arthritis Society

The

and volunteers

to

is

$5,000.

is

section of his winning essay

in

which

some

I

Street West.

way

strange I

am

simple things

a

new

Crisis Services.

not just one person being said

Friesen.

woman’s children, and community all

awarded a one-time scholarship of

that did this;

Women’s

“It is

Students had to write an essay

A

at St.

how it affects everyone, woman involved, said

victimized,”

Crohn’s

with

for recreation.

they think their

never be able to play sports again.

Pharma

beginning for me.

had rheumatoid

him he would

living

of the

Scholarship

play sports again but he only plays

talks to kids

arthritis.

UCB

UCBeyond

reads, “I feel as though the arthritis

and he said when he

told

told about the

She prescribed a medication which keeps his arthritis in a state of remission which allows him to

ered the hard-hitting news that he

The doctor

to his doctor he

disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

ny

got depressed." deliv-

visit

students

for

doctor said she wanted him to play

get through

like a big grapefruit.”

He went

being diagnosed Loyd

sports again.

The swelling then moved

limited his

first

has changed doctors and his

playing. "I

Since

was

of

Shelly Friesen, event co-ordinator

individually.

During a

the

The event focused on women

it

noticed symptoms.

one

George Hall on King

around 300 people and the second year he sold 50/50 tickets and for

Loyd was being scouted by the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) at a prospects tournament when he first

to effect

children.

community forum held by Women’s Crisis Services

speakers

Canada’s

mated

arthritis is esti-

Women's abuse hurts everyone. That was the name and topic of a

year he gave a speech

first

“The crowd was very moved by “1 do not

her speech,” said Friesen.

talk about living with

was a two-hour play,” said Loyd. While the play was a lot of work he enjoyed acting more than he thought he would and said it brought out a side of him he didn't even know was there. “It made me a more well-rounded

people and juvenile

By KERRY REED

at

year and they had

the disease to educate others.

school play The

got the lead role.

scared the crap out of

usually

where people

“The

family, friends suffer

when she

hurting from abuse.”

Robert Keynote speaker Alexander spoke about losing his sister in August 2005 to domestic incident violence. Since the Alexander has made it his personal cause to inform the public about the rate of

women

abuse

in

this

man’s

issue,” said Friesen.

home when

“It definitely hits

in

someone you love and care about.” The seminar also featured a mother, who wanted to remain anonymous, whose daughter suffered abuse. This was her first time

life,

hadn’t before.” “I’ve

been so lucky to have great support from friends, family and Dr. Pope. The medicine which she prescribes continues to keep my joints in a state of remission. I take one day at a time and look forward to what life has in store for me.”

much raw emotion from

it

is

speaking publicly about the death of her daughter, her son-in-law

who was

in

killed

by

a murder-suicide.

She also talked about how changed her life.

it

has

that

inside

themselves.”

About 160 people attended event which was being held

in

the

hon-

our of the Polytechnique de Montreal massacre in 1989 when a

gunman randomly

eight

killed

women. “Violence against

women

is

a

huge problem,” she said. “We hold this event to honour the women.” In addition to the

ers there

by

was an

keynote speak-

who

children

put on

art exhibit

have

been

Women’s

Crisis

Services, information booths were set

up and the Waterloo Regional Male Chorus performed.

Police

An upcoming

event held by the

service will be on Feb. 16 hosted by

Darryl

Sittler,

former captain of the

Toronto Maple Leafs.

drawing attention

country. “It is a

the audience expected

think

involved with the

able to

His essay finishes with,

— Page 7

2007

raise

various booths set up where people

to

the

He I

Desserts

can buy desserts.

used to play.

management student at Conestoga, when he was diagnosed al

with

help

19,

Everyone affected by women’s abuse

can be overcome

All

Wyatt Loyd, a

SPOKE, November

to

He

will

be

domestic vio-

lence through a male’s point of view.

The family event will also be George Hall in at St.

held

Waterloo, and will consist of a live Toronto Maple Leaf game on two jumbo screens, a hot dinner and Sittler giving a speech.

“The more information put out the

public

women’s

will

abuse

hopefully

more

to

make

socially

unacceptable to our society,” said Friesen.


Page 8

— SPOKE, November

19,

News

2007

The

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we can,” said Kumornik, “We would like everyone

prizes as

adding,

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it

two

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themes,

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you’re not a fan of ’80s music, don’t worry, the music will

money for a good cause. The event is being held by

be a mix of ’80s and current music.

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If

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students,

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Tim Kumornik,

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“We’re

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SPOKE, November

Pizza jobs up

Alcohol and energy drinks By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE Your energy drink may “give you wings,” but recent studies on the detrimental combination of such drinks with alcohol add a new component to the ensemble: a reck-

Canada’s website, should warn against consuming more than one or two 250ml cans in- a 24-hour duration and should conspicuously warn against mixing contents with

“It’s

really

don’t realize

“You have

with

it.

Among

the recognizable brands

Adverse

drink authorized for sale as a natu-

by

Bull,

product

Impulse and

Health

University School of Medicine in

ral

North Carolina have found a correlation between increased cases of

Canada. Under such provisions, Red Bull is required to indicate on its packaging that the product not

injuries,

sexual

carelessness

and

vulnerability

conjunction

in

with

“Other energy drinks that

Researchers say the high caffeine

masks the Such a duality has Health Canada encouraging Canadians to exercise discreyield in energy drinks

of drunkenness.

by reading product labels. “All consumers are encouraged

tion

carefully

read

products

health

the

labels

of

consume,

they

energy

including

drinks,”

said

Alastair Sinclair, senior adviser of relations for Health Canada.

media

Sinclair labels

is

said

reading

of

use

product

a student’s best precaution

as they contain vital

including

ingredients,

and

information conditions

warnings.

Energy

drinks, consisting of caffeine, taurine (an

drates,

amino

may

be

on the Canadian market have not been authorized for sale and their labeling hasn’t been reviewed by Health Canada,” he

available

alcoholic drinks.

to

by

be consumed with alcohol.

dual consumption of energy and

effects

health

acid) and carbohy-

according

to

Health

said.

Whether labeled or mislabeled, tempered drinking symptoms

the

equated to mixing the drink with alcohol has created a buzz

among

attendants of all-night dance parties,

clubs and bars. Second-year

general

arts

and science student

Megan Scheeringa knows

this first-

hand.

huge fad right now,” she “Everyone is talking about it.” Scheeringa said after having imbibed the combination herself on one occasion, it was difficult to gauge her level of intoxication “It’s a

said.

when

the ���caffeine high” ensued.

Stucfon^

ing

research.

Drug

said

he

of

“There’s a

said.

lot

it

There are 110 jobs available, 60 which includes

for the front-house,

bartenders and expediters

servers,

received

who

(staff

everything

ensure

going smoothly) as well as

information remains obscure.

kitchen jobs

known

“The case reports don’t reflect whether the symptoms reported were due to the effect of the energy drink or combining the drink with

the house.

was a busy

job

alcohol,” he said.

Possible health risks of energy

consumption include elecnausea and heart irregularities, all of which are trolyte disruption,

consumed

in

excess of

Ottawa

research

is

lessen

their

8,

1

site at the

0

risk

of

inadvertently combining the two by following pre-formulated drink recipes as opposed to mixing their own, or by choosing against providing energy drinks altogether. “If I’m having a party, I don’t want that (the risks) on my hands, (therefore) I won’t serve it,” she said. “I think there needs to be more research on it though.”

at the

old

Alpine Plaza on

managers had

their

with people applying to

full

work

at the

McKie

9 and

in the

Street, as

is

the

all

as the heart of

is

(Photo

This

is

by Aaron

the site of the

enthusiastic about the

location of the restaurant, and said

ribs as

well as

Manager they will

fic,

a I

lot

of

traf-

a lot of subdivisions being built,

lot

of shopping areas and arenas so

think

it’s

a fantastic spot for us,” he

Gafcon

Steve

ing in customers.

an untapped area, a

still

of a

bring

in

hit,

“People will

still

come here to get we still have

our steak and ribs and

from four to six Thursday as well as_*»

half-price appetizers

on Monday

to

said.

kids eat free on Sundays,” he said.

With other restaurants including McDonalds, Tim Hortons and Fireside Deli and Family Restaurant nearby, the opening of Boston Pizza

Gafcon added. “Well, it’s bringing more business to the area, but I’m

some competition

any competition in the area.” Boston Pizza had originally planned to be ready by November,

should bring

in

especially

for

Cookhouse

and

Montana’s Saloon located

the

which

we’ll

because

it’s

take the

a

first

bit

of a push

time we’ve had

but with construction setbacks,

across the street. Montana’s',

sure

is

known

for

its

will

open on Dec.

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— SPOKE, November 19, 2007

Page 10

Week of November

Canadian fans want more

2007

19,

By JOHN LINLEY

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Aries March

21

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April 19

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how

to achieve

you.

Why

comes easy

it

to

not share that gift with

someone who

having a

is

little

Life

about ebbs and flows

is

and sometimes what seems

to be crappy year can turn out to be wonderful because of all the

a

ing

Toronto on Nov.

in

the

April 20

May

-

20

wjy

October 23

N ovember

name.

Cook performed new

as

along with some of his

you

get

the two-hour performance.

The new joke

2

why

come

not

something small, put yourself into the other person's shoes and take a

of that shell and

step back from the situation.

love five things they don't

rious stranger,

tell

out

you

the ones

know

about you.

bit

on

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ultimately the fans that matter, and

Cook, to

was

that

time he ever tried that

He

at

enjoy the

the

a show,

results.

almost evenly, and returned for an encore to tell his joke

old

material

that

Honesty

words and being a good communicator will help you go a long

when

way.

don't

it

is

a great

Cook

but not

trait,

hurts someone's feelings.

Sometimes the people around you want the truth, they just want you to agree with them.

comedians and has achieved near rock-star status, mostly among young people. Instead of doing shows at small venues such as bars and comedy clubs, he sells out large arenas and theatres.

He

Cancer June 22

people get under your

let

Just put on your headphones which connect to your iPod and keep on walking. skin.

new

month.

last

is

It

Don’t

the

in

movies Dan In Real Life and Good Luck Chuck, and was also the face of Fox’s World Series ad campaign

HI

July 22

-

can also be seen

For one week,

try to

thinking a decision, try

where Cook

He

new breed of

represents a

is

has remained

model

for his

irresponsible drinking.

A up

making

decision and then letting

it

the

go.

Leo July 23

,

-

Aquarius

August

-

%

January 20

-

adulthood now, which is why he is so popular among college students.

A

website called eventful.com

allows people to

W Musical Productions’ rendition of The show

Fiddler on the Roof.

Centre

15

in the

to

Nov.

Square

17

at

ran the

in Kitchener.

But unlike regular, run-of-the-mill musicals with weak plots, Fiddler on Patience

i

s

a virtue.

The world

can be a frustrating place, but

you

practise

patience

it

a

little

will help

of

bit

you

if

in the

long run.

Working with can

difficult

be challenging,

This

but

people

when

Roof

the

^control.

go and

Why

let

plan, just

sensation

critical

March 20 Your

in

creativity

tion directed

a story

Matt

Romeo and

tive of

knows

no

marketing representa-

Iley,

K-W

Musical Productions,

one of the things the theatre

This may be the only way Canadian fans can see Cook in our country, as the

ACC

show was

only scheduled Canadian

his

appear-

ance.

Cook

the Toronto show promcrowd he would return, and those who want to see him live can only hope he meant it. left

ising the

palm of her hand.

fate

arts

atre to college students

and

the-

who would

otherwise have limited contact with theatre performance,

much

glean

one can also psyche

insight into the

stand them. the end,

In

Roof

a

is

the

Fiddler on the

testament spirit

the

to

of the Jewish

people and a sobering reminder of

which the Jewish Europe were forced

the harsh realities

population

in

to endure.

FAST FACTS I

K-W

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of

uncertainty

and

social

chance

showcase

to

often

whom

clashing

Tevye

is

with

trying to find

ens the livelihood of the Jewish

community living in Anatevka. As the title of the play would sugmetaphor about through tradition and

gest, the story

survival,

is

through change,

a

in a life

of precar-

iousness and imbalance. just as that

“It's

a

the talent of

the

that to

vol-

theatre

organization

musical

accomplish

in ails

is

to

and theatre

"It's

way

a

that

The group was formed under the name of Twin City

Operatic Society. I In 1964, the theatre company moved to its current location

at

14 Shaftsbury

Dr.,

Kitchener.

in general.

explore

is

has been producing musical I

age

husbands for. To make matters more complicated, there is also a growing anti-semitic sentiment brewing inside Russia that threat-

a second-year

spirit

theatre since 1948.

ters,

journalism student holding

who

he said.

stage,”

emotions.

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has 44 requests

itself only

show on

generate interest

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Guelph,

and Waterloo doesn't have any.

unteer hundreds of hours to put the

struggling to eke out a living

the village of Anatevka. In an

the

'

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in is

with 3,702 requests.

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city

delivered by local talents

culture,

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show.

duces professional quality theatre

but about

local actors/actresses.”

in the

but

a non-professional communi-

all,

upheaval, Tevye strives hard to pre-

is

number

currently

is

not-for-profit organization that pro-

plot of the story

not about love at

serve the traditions of his faith and

life

Franca Maio

London, Ont.

most

the

something much more profound;

Russia.

and you share it with the ones you love. You have a way of being

the flow.

site,

endurance.

main

in

bounds. You are passionate about

go with

some

difficult to beat

Dane Cook being by far demanded act on the

indomitable

Jewison.

that control

let

may sound

of Jewish people and better underfurther

by Canadian Norman

loose for a week. Don't

not

It

of the bigger American states with

is trying to do is raise awareness of community-based theatre and to provide quality family entertainment for the community. “K-W Musical Productions is a

people had to endure

Set in -

opening on

its

acclaim with a film adapta-

company

February 19

since

Broadway in 1964. The story has also earned

tions that tum-of-the-century Jewish

Pisces

feel

most

in the city that gets the

demands.

Besides bringing the

eight

musical has been an international

work done, you should walk away so you can get it completed. ting

in

how you

to a

Tony awards and multiple Drama Desk awards, the

said

In fact, the

is

much

not so

is

about-the love between a

is

Planning

come

where Cook’s Canadian

is

a Juliet, but rather about the condi-

Virgo

a request for

a comedian or band to

those people keep you from get-

August 23 September 22

make

of a fiddler on a roof.

like a good stage musical? you would have enjoyed the K-

from Nov.

February 18

22

who grew

’80s and are approaching

in the

show

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easy to

is

by young people

relate to

has been rumoured by

it

those on the site that he will do a

Kitchener

of bis material

lot

heard, as

avoid over-

If so,

fan-friendly

younger fans by speaking out against drug use and role

fans are hoping to have their voices

with 6,805 people requesting a local

despite his success and tries to be a

Winner of

liPSpil

miles ahead of

specific venue.

very same mainstream

this

By WEl-LON LEE

j*

is

the competition.

about an atheist sneezing on him.

You have no trouble using

other

time between new and

to

splitting the

-

some journalists and

hatred of

spent about two hours on stage,

joke.

June 21

-

exposure that has him attracting the

comedians like Louis C.K., dismissing his sophomoric sense of humour and even accusing him of stealing material from them. Although the critics and his coworkers do not respect his work, it is

and he seemed

21

crowd more when he brought

Comedian Dane Cook performs in front of his fans. He was at the Air Canada Centre on Nov. 2 for a crowd of over 20,000. It was the only Canadian date on his Rough Around the Edges tour.

the

two fans up on stage to help him perform his popular “Kool-Aid man”,

first

Gemini

sexual encounter.

involved than usual

According

May

about using an old

condom during a He even got

(Internet photo)

got the best

that

response from the crowd was a near

Instead of remaining the myste-

about

upset

from older albums over

classic jokes

-

20-minute

Before

mark-

Rough

The crowd of over 20,000 was

Scorpio

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2,

his

Around The Edges tour, promoting the comedy album of the same

material, /

stop on

first

electric

Taurus

a

comedy tours. Cook performed at the Air Canada

things you learn along the way.

trouble finding their way.

made

finally

one of the stops on his

city

wildly successful

Centre

Having a dream and knowing

Cook

Dane s

an

for

audiences

alternative

outlet

who

to

for

I

Since

its

the Centre

opening in

in 1980, the Square has

enjoy something other than TV,

hosted major productions by Kitchener-Waterloo Musical Productions each fall including Oklahoma, Carousel, Sound of Music, Camelot,

said Iley.

Oliver,

entertainment." said

an actor

in the

Theatre

is

Iley,

is

also

production company.

also a perfect

way

for a

family to spend time together and

“Sometimes

it’s

good

to get

away

from the tube and enjoy something a little

more old-fashioned.”

South

Pacific,

West

Side Story, Peter Pan and Christmas Carol.

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SPOKE, November

19,

— Page 11

2007

She plays shinny - and so can you By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL

Megan Hopkins

no stranger

is

Typically, 15 or 16 players get out on the ice for the informal

to

the rink. During high school, the

Waterloo native played

AA

hockey

Brampton Canadettes. Because of her busy class

for the

games. The teams are divided up by sweater colour. If no goalies show up, they play post hockey - a puck that hits the post is consid-

Hopkins

plays

also

in

it.”

Brian MacFarlane’s book. Proud

100 Years of

Past, Bright Future:

Women’s

Canadian

photos

includes

in 1891

intramural Conestoga’s co-ed hockey league for a team aptly

been played since the

So

named

Scottish field hockey

first-year broadcasting

if this

student can get out of class early

on Mondays, she hurries over to the rec centre and suits up for a game of co-ed shinny.

She tries Conestoga’s

games

come

to

out

to

hockey pick-up once a week. “It’s

at least

me.

just relaxing for

a laugh.’’

It’s

Shinny takes place Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m. and is free for students.

Just Chicks.

“We always go.

They don’t

take

MCNANNEY

it

a fun

it’s

easy on us,”

out.”

Occasionally

female

another

show up for shinny, but Hopkins is the only woman there. “The guys don’t treat

me any

she

differently,”

me

“They’ll laugh at

was

if

said.

on

fall

I

my

At the time, on top of his normal training

sport,

for

cross-coun-

try

running, he

Sharratt

been taking off ever

thing valuable about himself during

won two gold medals

College Athletics Association cross-country running this year. He’s an avid

and one

silver in Ontario

his career has

since he ran his

He

first

that period.

first race.

when he

got into running

Now

long

he says.

after, his

parents joined a run-

ning club there, so

was

it

a bit of a

family hobby. Sharratt would con-

overhear his sibling and

stantly

parents talking about running, so

he eventually took an big race

was coming

interest.

A

and as

up,

Sharratt recalls

with a laugh, he

wasn’t going to

let his

family out-

do him, so he entered himself. That race was one to forget Sharratt though.

have a grasp on the time,

and going out

every weekend ing exercise.

at

to the bars

“I think

out,

I

I

was

in after the race. I

think

I

passed

that

he decided he

same

race the next

year and perform well.

Sharratt

coming back

says. to that

ended up race and fin-

“I

From

he continued winning various titles at the provincial and national level. However, his career hit a rut in 2005, one that almost made him that point on,

to excel,

He was

training too hard

and was

wearing himself out. “I

was going

beat by people

and getting didn’t want to get

to races I

beat by," Sharratt says.

ning

phenomenal condition and had his goal set on winning. He received a surprise from George Brown College though, as they had a surprise entrant. Nelson Ndereva Njeru, who is from Kenya. He was very fast, which is a common trait of Kenyan runners.

much came down

me and me

he

Canadian

goal

says

played a

part,

poor but

blame the weather

recalls.

“I just

best decision of his running career. “I went for it with 800 out to go, and gapped him by about 20 seconds,” he says.

and

I

is

won that.” make the

to

Simon Whitfield. “Back in 1997 when he was college, he

conditions he wouldn’t

the

won

same course

maybe

my

OCAA

the

Sharratt says. “So,

solely.

don’t think

OCAA

year.

my sea“My big

Canadian Olympic team, and he may just have an obscure piece of good luck revolving around 2000 Canadian Olympic gold medallist

College

head was in it like it was at OCAAs,” he says. “I don’t usually do well on really hilly courses and we also had a huge snowstorm right before our

the

was

His ultimate goal

eighth at the national competition.

Sharratt

really cold.”

son,” he says proudly.

Association Championships, which were held in Grand Prairie, Alta., on Nov. 10. He wouldn’t fare as well as he would’ve liked though, finishing

to the

made perhaps

Championships.

Athletics

him, and he was

yet,”

the

to

it

happy with his results this “I’m very happy with

ever individual

succeed paid off and earned him a trip

made

Overall however, he’s been very

cross-country run-

in

OCAA

at the

winning

His hard work ethic and drive to

hitting his surges but wasn’t really

affecting

first

gold medal

race,

I’ll

I

title

won

it

my

at,”

follow in his footsteps.”

But now, Sharratt says it’s time to get away from the track for a bit. “It’s

time for some off season

hanging out with friends and not worrying about running.”

fun. Just

of himself.

he says.

training,”

discipline

“When you

look

are successful in

goals

for

people

at

life,

who

they set high

themselves,” he

says.

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kilometres per week, which

isn’t

something every runner can handle. Prior to races he starts doing speworkouts,

to prepare

and

it’s

known

as tapering,

099

proved to be successful.

the actual races,

when

it

comes

to

knowing what type

of runner you are

is

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“He became very cocky and was

quit.

Conestoga’s

train-

the

amazed crosscountry head coach Ken Yandeau. His

bread and

ished third overall.”

OCA A

the date of the

race and that

then hold the lead for

of

rest

was good enough to make money at running, I would still work sometime somewhere, even if it is only 15 or 20 hours a week and if

Sharratt says

“I had a whole year to train for it, and just kept gettingbetter and better,”

to get the best out

“Even

cific

after that race,

He would the

now knows what he

Sharratt

needs

but his drive and determination sort

puked,

27 feat.

much of one

too

recalls his family

would ever compete

on

Oct.

last lap,

at the

promised land

transpired

“It pretty

7, battles for

game

focus.”

He

didn’t feel like eating” he

would run

just training,

“He's not the strongest team player,

says, laughing.

But

was

not a typical train-

another run because of the condi-

tion Sharratt

just

I

is

didn’t think he in

was

there

different things there,”

“When

then have for

He didn’t really how much training

running requires

cross-country

two

there’s

the puck in the corner durConestoga rec centre. Shinny runs on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

though, was a ground-breaking

was

Hopkins, number

ing a recent shinny

posts on a frozen pond.

Sharratt then

-

need structure when I train. I’m in school and training so

“I

was 20 through his sister, who got a job at the Running Room. Not

Megan

up as goal

set

ing hard, trying to get in absolute

runner and triathlon competitor and

Sharratt has

off.

Just four boots

Championships. Sharratt was

anymore.’”

(Photo by Charlotte Prong ParkhiH)

all-

star teams.

It

I

don’t want to do

was in Florida training for four months for triathlons. It was his friends who kept him from giving up completely, and Sharratt says he’s thankful they were there. He says he also learned some-

paying

it’s

time clock, no checking, no

What

like

this

end, and

But whatever you call it and howit was named, shinny is hock-

ever

to the

so what better thing to do, than up at 5 a.m. to go running? While most other young adults Sharratt, a

whacking each

No

life,

Dave

name comes from

Others say the

ey, stripped to its barest essentials.

get

second-year student at Conestoga College, is doing that every week-

called

frequently

this

are out at the bars,

game

player will

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830s.

shinty.

other in the shins.

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guys

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name

its

the players’ habit of

‘oh I’m quitting

old.

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she said. “Sometimes one of the

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