resolution-free New Year Make a resolution only when you’re ready to change.
World Vision’s Life Experience brings
Get ready for winter driving Tips on how to prepare for the worst when on the roads this winter.
Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.
Counselling services has
By ELIZABETH BATE
The second semester of college much more comfortable
for students than the
made, classrooms have been found and routines have been established. However, the fall,
friends have been
winter months are often the
stressful for students.
will also be
counselling office will
Robbins White also says reading instituted at Ontario col-
that the highest first
mental psychosis happens in stuin the first- and second-year
leges because the winter term has
of post-secondary education.
also proven to have the highest sui-
While reading week provides a necessary break for students, there stresses to contend with.
suggestions. In the winter semester
counselling services will offer at least six workshops to help stu-
ence as a factor
January, will offer help to students navigating post-secondary applications to university or other colleges.
For those students who have difwith oral presentations and public speaking, there will be a ficulty
do if they suspect that they have a problem? It's a as simple as talking to someone
family member, faculty
highest age bracket for the onset of mental disorders, but Robbins White doesn't discount the extra stress of the post-secondary experi-
dents fight stress and will also offer relaxation sessions that will run all
trusted friend, or
him or her doesn't prove options include bringing attention
$18,000 to help pay for and additional photos.
Water bottle chemical could face ban
of the student's family,
or to a counsellor,
be able to intervene. Whether the issue is applying to
massages and a sun lamp for
4:30 p.m. Appointments can also be made at the health centre.
Health Canada research, conin 2001 determined bisphe-
By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE
to Friday, 8 a. in. to
Don't allow “Pure Life,” among slogans, water bottled
may not be all you suming when drinking
reused bottles. Health Canada stud-
have indicated. Bisphenol A, a synthetic chemical compound used in the manuies
facturing of polycarbonate-plastic water bottles, baby bottles and the
inner resin linings of food cans, has been found to leech into the the Consequently, contents.
into whether the chemical should be used. According to a Nov. 21 article in The Record. McGuinty had spoken
with experts and concerned
zens about a potential ban of the chemical, an alleged endocrine (hormonal) disruptor that has been linked to cancer in adults
media relations Health Canada, said cur-
rent data indicates the daily ingestion of bisphenol
aging (Photo by Leanne Mountford)
via food pack-
within the tolerable limit, varies by individual it
Remembering Nathan Lavoie Doon campus on management student,
flown at half-mast at the
The college flag was Nov. 29 and 30 in remembrance
Nathan Lavoie, who died on Nov. 24.
one of their own on Help Dany Day. The one day blitz raised over Conestoga student Dany Mercado’s bone marrow transplant. See Page 5 for
of students pulled for
a counsellor or physician.
students suspect a friend may be having problems and talking to
school or something much more serious, counselling staff are avail-
dents with seasonal affective disor-
Pulling together for a Thousands
performance anxiety group (dates to be announced). Beat the Blues week, featuring stu-
(Photo by Charlotte Prong ParkhiH)
thought to have to do with
In addition to the stresses
winter semester, says that
the stresses of studying.
of any semester.
exams in April. S.O.S, or Success Over Stress will offer students stress busters during exam week, April 21-26, 2008. The week
term has the highest drop-out rate
Stress Free Zone, offering activi-
winter term can be the hardest.
White, a counsellor
other activities will be
“Health effects for any substance depend on the amount of exposure and how that exposure occurs." she said.
A safe for consumption, except instances of extreme use, where
pose health risks. The conditions of proper use, however, are not clearly stated on the bureau's it
intends to conduct further assessments of the chemical through a
website, though exceeding singular use of a product containing this
"A re-assessment of (bisphenol A) exposure w ill be conducted following receipt of any new information submitted by industry in
such as water bottles,
response to the government's chal-
contribute to increased expo-
sure. In layman's terms, heed water bottle use as intended: for one use
Management Rathwell prised of
Second-year accounting student Kelley said she consumes about two bottles of water a day and avoids refilling them. She said, however, her practice doesn't
of most of her peers.
“A lot of people them.” she said. "But I've heard you (shouldn't) because they re I
porous, whereas glass
including potential links to infertility in women as well as breast cancer. Kelley said she would stop
substances, requires industrial and civil refute and/or confirmation of
harmful characteristics as well as demonstration of protected human health and environment through substance management. Health Canada is required
government by May 2008 of McGuinty's initiative toward Ontario becoming the first Canadian province to ban bisphe-
nol A. "If the information (in the assesssafe
buying bottled water if research lends greater credence to such alle-
ment plan) doesn't indicate
"More research they
(bisphenol A) to have these effects, they should ban bottled water or find another if
report acquired findings back to the
Plan." she said.
(of bisphenol A), then
take the neces-
sary steps to ensure that protection." said Rathwell.
For more information about bisphenol A. consumer product safety
— SPOKE, January
BY MARCIA LOVE
would you do
weight, most of us have attempted
The sad news
most of us
promises to ourselves.
Only about 20 per cent of those
professional but really
a never-ending cycle of bro-
ken promises that part
why none of
Year's resolution this
any year for that matter. That's right, am proposing a boycott on New Year's resolutions.
What good has ever come of them anyway? For many of us, the answer is nothing.
find our resolution to be
tions for the past seven years with
perfectly colour co-ordinated
and find myself washing hands about 30 times a day.
Don't get ing
wrong, I'm not say-
resolutions are useless.
change your life for the better. But the truth is there is a time for everything, and Jan. may not be the day for everyone to kick a bad habit.
You may even
help to assist you in a resolution.
Popular resolutions such as getting out of debt or quitting drink-
ing are harder to accomplish with-
out the encouragement of counsel-
So take your time and
something if you're not feeling completely ready to resolve an issue.
to find peo-
When you that
not the worst situation to be
You may need time
have made numerous attempts
you're not ready to
would be nice
accomplish than we thought it would be, so we eventually give up on it. Accepting this defeat is all the more discouraging. Smokers ask themselves if they harder
resolutions are actually
By February, most of us will have broken 90 per cent of the resolutions we've made.
us forget about
able to keep them.
not follow through with our
ing any resolutions or life-chang-
Whether it is the promise to quit smoking, get a better education or the ever popular oath to lose
So most of
their life in
of the past year?
of people make the commitment to
What was your favourite memory
be able to
promise you couldn't keep, so
by random students
You wouldn't make
easier to achieve your
p re -sen ice
Tips for procrastinators
By JOSHUA KHAN
"Time management is when you organize your
couple of months of colrenowned for making new friends and everlasting memories, as well as lots of partying. However, students should start cracking open books rather than kegs. Students in their final four months of their program must get serious first
Angela Onn, first-year ear!\
pass with flying colours.
wee hours of the morning, how can student
prepared for the upcoming new classes and assignments? a
Joy Tomasevic, the learning
pre -sen 'ice
ers," she said.
She said one example of a system reading and studying class textbooks every week. "When you use a system, you
tion they receive."
don’t find yourself
She said partying every other day, all the time or even working every hour of the day won't help your memory in regards to studying. "You have to have a good mix of studying
Tomasevic also said studying
be really prepared,"
Tomasevic said the best way to make your life easier is to create a
and study time," she said. "A student should do things they want but also do things they need to do."
and classmates can
help you understand class material
exams come around.
In addition to studying until the
“Spending summer up north fishing.”
assignments, your marks will go
group, you're actually teaching oth-
"Everyone has a difon the informa-
out was that
Tomasevic pointed you study for small
periods of time throughout the week, you're more likely to do better on a test or exam.
"A person's memory is way when it comes
just built to study-
study the night before."
So don't pop your party balloons Students can
fun while attending college, there just has to be
Keep those promises By HIEN DINH
Keesha Na/vsnyk, first-war eariy-chiidhood education
of a new year brings
The concept of New Year's resolutions doesn't seem to have a specific origin but human beings naturally make goals because we constantly strive to
Andrew Vint, a first-year business management student, believes people
because of laziness.
“Joining the firefighting
program.” Bengt Nyman, pre-sen ice firefighting
just easier to fall
bad habits," he
Joan Magazine, another counsellor at Conestoga, said taking small, slow baby steps is the best way to achieve goals.
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Sandham suggests that people sit down (at the beginning of this
year) and think about what they
Brenda Sandham, a counsellor at Conestoga College, said the idea of
want immediately (because) it's often a slow process. They need to
Year's resolutions give people
a sense of purpose for the
gives a sense of a
believe that people
set their expectations too high," she
"OK, for the new year I'm going to do this and I'm going to be suc-
have a that
they can't achieve everything they
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"Tell the supportive people around you what your goals are for this new year," said Magazine. "They can help you make doable choices.”
tions are often unrealistic as well."
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but they don't have a
realistic plan as to
expectation of what
Content, an online media
information to consumers, the top three resolutions are generally to quit
lose weight and to quit drinking.
By KERRY REED Filling the bookshelf proved to be
a major benefit
trucks think they
Imagine driving down the road in the winter when all of a sudden your car hits a patch of ice and
The first way to avoid this is to make sure at the first sign of winter to have snow tires installed on your vehicle. Regular tires just won't do.
Patterson, an automotive
representative says there
Canadian Tire, between
all-seasons and winter "It
made of compound, and
do not need to because they have and a 4x4 vehicle,
however, whether you drive
Patterson says every vehicle will have improved stability and handling with winter tires.
you find yourself stuck in a ditch, what should you do? Hopefully you have a safety kit, which are sold at many places. The Canadian Automobile Association's
website has a
stick to the road better.”
you should have
With all-season tires you are able to keep the tires on most of the year however, with winter tires yo’u have to remove them after the last snow-
survival kit for both inside the car
Patterson says because of the tires
made of the
the dry roads in spring will
faster than usual.
SURVIVAL KIT -
prepare for the weather.
drivers on the road aren
Conestoga has crowned Hero, and
Emergency food pack
drivers stuck in a ditch or in an
Matches and a “survival” candle in a deep can (to
These precautions may be costly but in the long run
hands, heat a drink or use as an emergency light) I Sand, salt or kitty litter I Tow chain I Cloth or roll of paper towels I Extra clothing and footwear
I Axe or hatchet I Ice scraper and brush I Fire extinguisher I Methyl hydrate (for fuel and windshield de-icing)
stop and help whether
Another campaign also
Approximately 60 students took' advantage of a Food for Fines campaign. saving $430 in the process. "It was very worthwhile for the students who brought in food items,” said Schneider. "Within the first
week of the campaign
students brought in food because they wanted to donate the campaign, said Schneider.
“The students themselves have been incredibly generous and the LRC plans on undertaking the initiative attain next year."
Dorak beat out opponents to win a $100 gift certificate for EB Games. Shawn Hillier came in second and walked away with a $50
may pay some-
Dorak and Hillier were originally going to travel to Fanshawe College with other finalists Peter Knowles, Jarod Henderson and Srdjan Kokotovich to take on the winners of their competition. Due to the weather in both areas, the battle
(Photo by John Lintey)
from Conestoga’s Guitar Hero tournament pose with CSI director Will Pham. Jeff Dorak, second from left, was the EB champion, taking away a trophy and a $100 gift certificate for
including won. has s Guitar Hero 80s com-
was cancelled. CSI event programmer Lindsay
and those with the highest combined scores would move on to the
Silva said they decided to hold the
petition earlier in
don't forget to practise kindIf
reduce the ness.
200 pounds of food for CSI Cares Food Drive. "In total we raised 400 pounds of food throughout the entire cam-
are hesitant to
The third-year software engineering technology student won the title at the college's first Guitar Hero competition on Nov.
she said. “There
By JOHN LINLEY
prepared for the winter and many times you will see some of those
light or road flares
College guitar hero crowned
website suggests just
sure you include the
grown tremendously, especially series by the same author,"
checks on your battery, system, lights, brakes, exhaust system, heating and cooling system, windshield wipers and washer fluid. As the driver, you should also
already had 100 books.
very excited arid surprised
campaign took off.” CSI did an amazing job with the campaign, said Linda Schneider.
before winter hits you take your car in
Sue Czubak, Linda Schneider and Susan Lee show food collected during the Food For Fines campaign,
staff at the college.
which include such
our goal," she
“After four days of running this cam-
phone and shovels. Winter tires and car safety kits are only two ways of keeping yourself safe in your vehicle this winter. Keeping your car in good running condition can also help you keep safe on the roads says CAA.
dent of CSI.
gram. CSI's goal was to get 100 books during the period of Nov. 15 to Dec. 12. said Roxy Stanciu, presi-
to get the
tures a collection of gently
a four-wheel drive
Most of the books in the @ease program, which feaused paperback books, came
with the students."
you see someone stuck, it is pushing
someone out of a pile of snow or lending them a cellphone to call for help. For more information on staying
— Page 3
manager of the LRC. "They have brought in more than double the amount of books we originally hoped for,” said Schneider. “A lot of the books are pretty popular
bookshelf located in CSI’s office with gently used paperback books, which then were
“Even if truck you are
The program encouraged
truck or a small car, winter tires are still
to hold a Fill the Bookshelf campaign in association with the Learning Resource Centre.
tires are typically
website, www.caa.ca, and
follow the links.
competition after a dents asked about one.
"We had a lot of students come and ask about it, so there was demand for it.” she said. The tournament was set up
Despite his success. Dorak will
were completely random, and the players played on the hard and
continue perfecting his game. look forward to beating "I
expert difficulty levels. competitors, only Out of the
one female entered the tourna-
head-to-head battle format, so each competitor would play two songs
The song choices and match-ups
the third competition that
the Fire and Flames b\ Dragonforce." he said, referring to
most difficult song in the newest edition of the Guitar Hero series.
SURVIVAL KIT -
the following items should be kept inside your car, for example in the space under the front passenger seat:
VOU’U FIT HERE!
I Flashlight I First-aid kit
Blanket (special “survival” blankets are best)
I I I I
Box of adhesive bandages Tape to secure dressings 2-3 triangular bandages Tweezers First aid manual
Scissors Safety pins Packaged alcohol
packs Reflective rescue blanket
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— SPOKE, January
and the upcoming If
a sports fan,
2007 brought some good news and some bad
The Kitchener Rangers presented 2008
Memorial Cup bid to the May 9 the commit-
committee on April
Rangers would host the most significant tour-
tremendous achievement for the Rangers and for the people of the Kitchener- Waterloo area, with the Memorial Cup taking place in This
The fans deserve this, since they not only support Jr. A but all levels of hockey. With the Rangers leading the OHL so far this year, they should have a legitimate chance at winning the Memorial Cup in front
Kitchener knocked out bids from four other teams including their
London Knights and John Tavares, and
Ontario, but failed due to Balsillie.
centres around billionaire Jim Balsillie.
The bad news
perately tried to bring a National
some poor business $175 million
earlier this year
Hockey League team decisions.
to the Pittsburgh
Because he wanted a team
southern Ontario and the
NHL wanted NHL team.
both teams to stay put, Balsillie lost his chance at buying a
His unusual strategy of selling Predator tickets
team agitated many of the NHL’s owners as commissioner Gary Bettman who clearly stated that he wanted
though he didn't well as
Kids need boundaries
both teams to stay where they are. be interesting to see what 2008 holds.
look forward to
Everyone is hoping for better results in 2008, with both the federal and provincial governments offering more financial help to attain better results. In Ontario, a Quest for Gold lottery helps amateur athletes, with approximately 1.400 having benefited since 2006. Ail profits from the sale of these lottery tickets are distributed by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion to support amateur ath-
and the ministry's overall
ACTIVE2010. The proceeds go
to the athletes to help
ue their pursuit of athletic excellence al
and international competition while
highest levels of nation-
fulfilling their educational
goals; increase athletes' access to high performance coaching; and to
enhance training and competitive opportunities available
Columbia has a similar
Canadian Olympic Committee recently
launched a money-for-medals program, officially known as the Athlete Excellence Fund, which will pay $20,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver
and $10,000 for bronze, starting in Beijing. There will also be $5,000 payouts for top-five and top-four finishes at world championships in the three-year buildup to each Olympics as well.
bode well for Canadian
in the future. In turn,
uncomfortable silence. Besides having your mom drive you. what is wrong with this picture? Oh, the changing times or
parents living vicariously through their children but there is
date and then
their child but
that should wait a
child shouldn’t be expect-
means an eight-year-old is playing Grand Theft Auto and Halo then someone’s
think that as our generation gets
ed to make informed, logical deci-
and driving away
are not miniature versions of them-
begin to have
They shouldn’t be expected bear the same responsibility we
some misgivings. Some would we coddle our children too much but from what I’ve seen
there hasn’t been let
alone thought going into raising
our kids. I
came with me
date at that age
was out of the ques-
movies and a
never went to the mall alone and
becomes parents they in mind that children
friend of the family recently at
Parents need to stop trying to be cool, stop trying to be their kid’s
birthday party. Beside the fact that
best friend and start doing their
she broke the law, she also stopped
being a parent. There
a time and
place for everything. Part of the fun
of growing up
being able to
you weren't allowed to before. Childhood doesn’t last long things that
heads and wondered
where the time had gone. Maybe it’s
time for some
slow down and
enjoy being parents.
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are parents in such a rush to
see the parent of
that 12-year-old calling out advice
see a 12-year-old on a
knew where was with when
was and who was outside.
thing as too young.
they do their hair, what
yeah, you're 12 years old. it’s
cool and what items are hot and
date at his house and then enjoy the
what are not. Children are also exposed to content from both the television and video games that are violent and unsuitable for
mini van. You pick up your
climb into the back of your mother's
The media influences
your hair one last time, and then
The clothes have been chosen, makeup applied; you check
three gold, six silver
— placing 38th out of 202 countries
and three bronze
2008 Olympic Games.
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for me’ By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL
than 24 hours.
The team was Dany had
signed personally, saying “Thanks
even thousand pulling for one. That was the theme of
Help Dany Day fundraiser and truck pull at Conestoga College Nov. 27. Seven thousand students pulling for one of their own, who desperately needs their help. The one-day blitz netted over $1 8,000. and donations are still coming in. Dany Mercado is a Conestoga the
fighting for his life
with everybody's support we can keep going - we can have hope.” Volunteer and Conestoga gradu-
army of cheerful volunteers and Mercado friends and family members descended on Conestoga to begin
to save his life.
27, a small
which brought in a total of $6,400 in donations. Luis Mercado, Dany's father, stressed that Help Dany Day was about more than just raising money. “As a
So on Nov.
Grand River Regional Cancer Centre, where he is undergoing chemotherapy for leukemia. Dany's doctors believe he needs a bone marrow transplant, and soon, at
(Photos by Charlotte Prong Parkhitt) Kitchener firefighters organized a truck pull for Help Dany Day, and teams raised over $6,000 in pledges. Dany's father, Luis Mercado, below right, collected donations from students and faculty.
for pulling for me.”
ate Levi ily
spent several hours
donations near Tim Hortons. “He's just a very genuine, very nice guy,” he said of
Karen Oullette worked with her
Dany summer in
Conestoga's mechanical tool room, but he also worked two jobs in the raising the necessary funds for evening at group homes for develDany to get his transplant in the opmentally challenged young United “He's States. adults. OHIP covers selfless,” very “With everybody’s said. bone Oullette marrow transplants
support, we can keep can have going. hope.”
an exact match, but no such donor has
been found for Dany. He can get a mismatch bone
mismatch transbone mar-
plant, the recipient gets
match. The procedure will cost the Mercado family $200,000. Kitchener firefighters got into the act
by organizing a truck
front of the college.
12 people collected
were timed as they pulled Pumper 7 down the main driveway in front of Door 2. Hundreds of people cheered the teams on.
Student Life Centre atrium, it was revealed that with a $3,000 donation from CSI and further donations total
on the Help Dany website, a of $18,500 had been raised.
Dany's younger sister Stephany thanked the crowd for their support. “You could have just given your money to Tim Hortons, but you helped us,” she said. “That
means a lot to us." Luis Mercado agreed. "On behalf of the family. I'm so grateful to all the students,” he said. “From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
beat police foundations!" said
team member They managed
At the formal cheque presenta-
You can donate to the Dany Mercado Foundation at www.helpdany.com. Learn more about the bone marrow' registry at www.one-
had the fastest time. "Just make sure you mention firefighter students
rather for others than ever worry about himself."
transplant at a hospital in
Detroit, Mich. In a
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a portrait of just
of the devastating effects of
AIDS, many parents
children are dying young,
headed” households. The photo was on display as part of World Vision’s One Life
Experience, held at
the Kitchener Farmer’s Market from Nov. 29 to
Experience a tour de force
By WEI-LON LEE
gles for life and death,” said the area dentist. "They really
tew mud bricks, two dirty blankets and a few half-broken bowls and plates are
have to fight to survive.” Fleming, who went to Rwanda this past summer with his daughter on a volunteer trip, said although he is a demist by profession, he
the only worldly possessions that she has. She lives with her father and mother and her five sisters in a tiny hut. ling,
She has already lost one to AIDS and her youngest
has just tested positive for the
HIV virus. Though life
tough for her and
her siblings, the Malawian
attends always and church, which is providing her with
the story of Olivia.
not need to go to the
One does city of
As you walk through
monplace in Africa; virgin rape. Olivia was the victim of one of Africa’s most common misconceptions about AIDS; that having sexual intercourse with a virgin would Another misconception which
AIDS in Africa AIDS because
their lifestyles or sexual
900,000 Malawians who suffers from HIV/AIDS. Through a captivating audio tour and powerful, real-life imagery, you could experience the impact of HIV and AIDS by stepping into the life of a real child at World Vision’s
Life Experience held at the
Kitchener Farmer’s Market Nov. 29 through Dec. 9.
"This experience, really
Arnold Fleming, a volunteer with World
reality really hits you, hard.
country with more than 12 people, Malawi has over
half of their population living in abject poverty.
Over 500,000 chilone or both parents
one thing to read about and quite another to actu-
experience is something that in abundance.
"Their daily lives are really strug-
forming voodoo traditional
becomes known in the that you have contractHIV virus, it’s like you have
community ed the
“No one with you.”
World Vision myths and misconceptions and to overcome stigindifference and denial ma,
the goals of
Houses in reeds and
African villages are tree
branches with a thatched
Photos by Wei-Lon Lee
World Vision also provides local communities with technical expertise,
teaching rudimentary irrigation
techniques and training ical
that people get
designed to bring you to the
Many Africans still believe that AIDS could be cured by per-
cure the disease. associated with
world, you soon find out about the tragedy which has become so com-
to meet Olivia, or to appreciate the kind of hardships that she has had
all this in
community leaders,” said Fleming. The time spent in Rwanda has been very rewarding, he
"To see the grateful and smiling faces of these hard-working people
and knowing you’re making a difference in the world is rewarding enough," said Fleming. If
like to find out
a portrait of Olivia on
the Kitchener Farmer’s Market.
Olivia was just 17 years old when she became a victim of
about World Vision Canada, or about their child sponsorship programs,
you can visit www.worldvision.ca for more information.
display at the World Vision's
a victim of
erished, alone, forgotten.
AIDS would end up
a consequence misconceptions about AIDS.
— Page 7
Beat weight loss burn-out Trainer says nutrition Libra
September 23 October 22
During the holidays most of us more than usual and get little
exercise because of the cold weath-
long run. During this semester,
semester off on the right
try to get
Procrastination only hurts in the
ahead of the game and
try to stay there.
This results in weight gain. However, if you would like to lose a few pounds alter the holiday season you should not rush into it. er.
Calberry, senior level trainer
Goodlife Fitness at 589 Fairway Rd. S., Kitchener, said the club
Taurus April 20
usually sees an increase in
a half to
after the holidays.
gets so busy because people
lose weight," he said.
are a comfort-seeker,
Use your passion
for the field
you’ve chosen to remind you
program when you're feeling overwhelmed this you picked
and female members
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are adaptable, so with the
timetable and possibly a few teachers,
have no with the
right into a routine.
depends on prior
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Capricorn December 22
Your responsible nature will help you stay on track and get your homework done. Try to persuade a procrastinating friend to do the
beginnings. The beginning of a
means more semester to push yourself out of
Your optimistic outlook helps
your friends and yourself start the new' semester with tons of
force,” said Calberry.
up because they made a resolution, but they soon get tired and burn out.” revved
Calberry said members
because they want to lose weight to complete their resolution usually
can find the time (and
money) to eat one small meal a which usually consists of some form of deep-frying and lots the
does not make her
gain weight then a well-balanced
monthly more affordable than
meal of turkey, potatoes, stuffing and various other vegetables will
quit after three to four weeks.
holiday foods are actual-
a step up from
harm her much.
adding milk, honey or sugar tea
She added she also drinks
benefits of tea.
or a cold.
student, said she
some of the
antioxidant properties of the tea.
when she has a cough
to reduce the risk of cancer, stroke
and heart disease. Researchers are
she drinks are green and oolong. She believes green tea helps
childhood education student, said she drinks Tetley at least once a day.
people lose weight.
usually after school.
beneficial qualities of tea.
there are three types of tea.
website, tea might also help reduce the risk of kidney stones, strengthen
bones and teeth Kirk,
now whenever she
stressed she has a cup of tea
a first-year early
Allbright said in the past research has been done mostly on green tea, but as new research is done on black
childhood education student, said she
reduces stress, so
and your immune
She said she was
to the tea association’s
drink tea twice a
and she likes peppermint
tea, the results are that
some of the same
black tea has
on top of assign-
ments and have fun before the
* 0th t's Year's resolutions that generally didn't last past January heights and new achieve that fresh feeling of having a chance to solve problems are often challenges that encourages us to set goals As the new year begins we failures resolution past despite change, excited wTh our good intentions for positive I
into exercise with
caffeine over coffee,” she said. She drinks mostly orange pekoe and will stick to tea over coffee. Shazia Yousaf, a first-year early
and hojicha. The third type is oolong and includes formosa oolong, ti kuan yin and pu-erh.
any other dinner. If I’m hungry I’ll eat more, if I’m not, I won’t,” said Molyneaux. like
otherwise, tea does not have.” she said. Sunny Cheng, a first-year general business student, said the types of
English breakfast and Irish breakfast. The second type, green tea,
Leo July 23
“The make is
“For me, Christmas dinner
Kelly Allbright, assistant to the
The answer is tea. According to the Tea Association of Canada’s website (www.tea.ca), tea has antioxidants which may help
regular eating patterns.
president of the
more likely to gain the weight back when you go back to your
Brenlynn Molyneaux, a 2007 Conestoga College graduate, said she does not worry about her
What can warm you up on a cold day and possibly help lower high cholesterol and prevent kidney
He wants everyone to know that is not the way to go as you
sometimes it is best to stay quiet and concentrate on homework.
To join Goodlife you can pay by any method you choose. However, not everyone feels the need to lose weight after the holi-
consult their doctor, but younger
the industry’s doing
Calberry said nutrition is the most important aspect to losing weight any time of the year. “If you get your nutrition right you will burn more calories and will be able to exercise more vigor-
and work more.
these days,” he said.
and your health," he said. “People in their 50s and 60s might want to “It
tend to get personal trainers.
post-holiday weight loss
where they are physically.”
Calberry said the number of male even, but more
people have better knowledge of
Your energetic personality gives you the attitude that will start your
my New a workshop about change helped me to recognize why goals smaller needed motivation more need didn't Year's resolutions never worked steps manageable easily into organized to be needed goals or as least my long-term get a A’s Many of us tend to set goals that may be out of reach Th s semester first dsappoinring the when powerless even frustrated feel let down As a result we My experience
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Try to pull away from your timid nature and introduce yourself to
someone new during
yourself out of that shy
new year and try to meet some new people, see new places and enjoy the new year.
grade appeam instead, a long-term goal, such as
want my grades
classes with on y attainable A step-by-step approach m ght include attending pnor to class, and reading textbook sickness as an exception staying ahead by doing latter are smaller The tutor peer seeking help when necessary from faculty or a marks higher to lead achievable goals that will almost assuredly all
journalism student holding fate in the palm of her hand.
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