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Super Bowl countdown

Three Days Grace rocks Kitchener

Who

be crowned king

will

of the gridiron:

the Giants or Patriots?

The high-energy, Toronto-based band sold out

Hockey great coming

Elements Nightclub on Jan. 21

Monday, January

28,

Fundraiser

A

learning

newsroom

journalism students

for

Women’s

to feature Sittler

Crisis Services as keynote speaker.

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2008

for

to Waterloo

40th Year

— No. 4

Morrison ‘greatly missed’ ALLWOOD

By JACKIE

field

A

snowmobile accident claimed Conestoga student on

the life of a

"To

Ryan was an amazing

us,

Benning

me

kid,” she said.

apprenticeship

program, died of head injuries at Stratford General Hospital after he collided with a grain auger on a

on veered the

said the

Ryan was

trail

and he stayed with the

to the left

colliding

right,

machinery

late in the

make any sense to her. "He was the most cautious person

know," she

the weekends.

friend

a

still

of

does-

n't

accident,

and

missed by family

is

friends.

said.

Benning said while her other would rip up the bush, Ryan would wait until they were done friends

and stay on the trail. Esther Morrison, Ryan's mother, said he was working and going to college, adding he had chosen his

WebCT

Dany on

By September, WebCT

management

PARKHILL Dany Mercado has had his bone Inarrow transplant and

now

are

family

and

friends

is

leukemia,

battling

recuperating

at

the

is

Karmanos

Cancer Institute in Detroit after undergoing surgery Jan. 15.

WebCT

expect."

what

to

Dany

from any short-term complications. and will now stay in hospital

being Learning

is

allows the college 6.000 its licence, which does

under

“I

would be happy

embrace anything

that

would improve education for students.”

tored.

exhaustive

after

search,

an exact match could

an

not be found.

"The next two weeks they'll keep a close eye on him to see rejecting the is if his body bone marrow," said Mercado. But so far. they are optimistic about his physical condition. "When he feels strong enough, he pushes his I.V. pole around

and walks."

offline in

at

Ryan was held on Peter’s

St.

the

fall

each program will be completed through Angel. "It’s our target for every program to have one course online - either partially or fully to

-

to give students

working online." she

said.

However, there are students who opposed to the college's switch

from WebCT to Angel. Corey Ouellette, a second-year marketing student, is concerned students would not use the new software or attend online classes.

“Student interaction is imporhe said. “We learn best in settings.

Elizabeth

Bowman,

“We

manager of Angel,

educational said the

new

software will be easier to navigate and allow for better course content

"Angel

will

allow (Conestoga) to

more of

text-

books." he said. “Explanation

and

we

can't

get

a

hybrid

college.

that

said.

said

she

time, but instructors will also

be

more enhanced.

still

have the option of putting lectures and assignments online." Bowman said it will be up to the

"1

class content

also

done

(online), but

important to have

it's

teachers

available for input." Claure said.

a

opportunity to attend

in

September.

first-year

law

have

said

she

classes)

all

classes.

doing work online by ourselves, each person will understand it in their own way." Cambara "If

I

pay so

myself,

have

to teach

much

for tuition'

1

but there

no proof college

in

human

Conestoga's

The

college's

expire Aug.

WebCT

31,

courses are to be

by Sept. 1. The new server

she thinks

it

is

for

training

a

if

resource

Angel has

already begun.

good idea or not. “I would be happy to embrace anything that would improve education for students." she said. "To

order to decide

stu-

are currently online.

Faculty

know more about Angel

is

management program and career management practitioner program

'

Lisa Symons, a professor in the marketing program, said she w ould like to

online component (to makes sense in some ways,

an

dents work better online."

"If we're

why Claure, a first-year law student,

WebCT

security student, believes students should have the

to rethink its decision about online

Vanessa and security

replace

will

Ana Cambara, and

wouldn't mind having some

will

server that

from working online by ourselves." Ouellette said he is creating a petition students opposed to the switch from WebCT can sign. He said he hopes to get enough signatures to convince the college

have in-class-

will

Programs

(Photo by Marcia Love) online next completed be Conestoga at time Could some class preparing it should be. He is think doesn't Ouellette Corey year? Management, the a petition against the use of Angel Learning

is

thinks the idea of online class time has its positives and negatives.

Classes

room

much from

class time.

layout.

be

can only learn so

working online and from required,

technology co-ordinator and project

courses should not be put online, and professionals such as teachers are needed to help students understand concepts.

program

as a

when

funeral for

7

important part to learning. Ouellette said program-specific

to

professor in the marketing

mismatch transplant - the marrow comes from a donor with the closest match possible

The Jan.

Communication includes body language and tone, and that's an

and immune system are moni-

known

welcome when

feel

be going

classroom

Lisa Symons,

is

greatly missed,” said his

is

tration bursaries.

the past

in

make someone

enrolments.

his white blood cells, platelets

Dany had what

“He

mom.

great son, brother

official.

few weeks from friends about how he would always Esther said

tant,”

weeks while

for several

be a

they

did not suffer

“Ryan was a

the family has heard stories

not leave enough spaces available for the growing number of online

"The doctors were really happy," said his father, Luis Mercado. "He's progressing according

will

creation of fully online pro-

seats

even though he was with them

for such a short time.

Lutheran Church. The family asks that any expressions of sympathy be made in the form of donations to Milverton Minor Hockey for regis-

are

grams.

lives

“The thing about Ryan that I will miss the most is the fact that he was always there," she said.

a huge difference in people’s

known him,” said Stone. As well as going to college and working, Ryan was involved in Milverton Minor Hockey as an

faculty to post course content for student use, but will also allow for

ery.

Benning said no matter what was happening Ryan was always the first to show up and everyone could rely on him to call others to liven up an empty house.

liked to plan events for his friends.

exposure

the

Dany. a Conestoga student

system Angel

so' that day."

and friend to so many people and we were all very privileged to have

Management, a new online tool for students and teachers. The switch to Angel will allow

praying for a successful recov-

who

with

replaced

I

chairs of each program to determine what aspect and how much of

thing of the past at Conestoga. The college's current learning

PRONG

By CHARLOTTE

"He was the happiest had seen He told everyone T told you

Adam James Stone, one of Ryan’s close friends, said he had made

his

in

him.

know him and

to

year's

last

he was

“He would just chill with us.” Benning remembers how Ryan

will

By MARCIA LOVE

road to recovery

was honoured

the

even

prime,” she said.

to be his instructor,” he said.

time with his friends and family

evening.

Ryan’s, said the accident

Ryan Morrison, who died Jan.

“1

Esther said he enjoyed spending

after

Cup game

Stanley

average student.

even when the activities they were doing weren’t always his favourite. She said he didn't make a big deal out of having nothing to do on

Lyndsay Benning,

2 as a result of a snowmobile

"The morning

knew him

guy around. “He always had a smile on his face,” Hartung said. Ray Gallant, Ryan’s teacher at the college, said he was an above-

Erin Hartnng,

loved

Ducks

though everyone hassled him about

best as the nicest

friend of Morrison

near a friend’s farm.

The OPP

(Photo submitted)

“He always had a smile on his face.”

he

said

Mighty

it.

Ryan’s, said everyone

a student in the

machinist

general

I

“He always made

said,

feel important.”

Erin Hartung, another friend of

Ryan Morrison,

to

Anaheim

the night.

Jan. 2.

trail

Benning

they joined his group of friends for

couple of years before he

a

started.

fulls

operational

October.

and

licence all

moved

to

w

11

online

Angel

expected to be by the end of

is


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News

— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

Now ...with Random

Name

deep thoughts

your atrium, Conestoga

By WEI-LON LEE

Conestoga College

questions answered by random students

Would you like to give the atriumname and win $100 in the

a proper

process?

You can

new

create a

identity for

and win a $100 gift certificate from Fairview Mall while doing your part in making the Student Life Centre more homey the atrium

Who is your favourite

Spict Girl

and why?

“Posh Spice, because

have loved her since

was

I

I

younger.” Tess Chatbonneau,

by participating in the Name the Atrium contest. "Our purpose for the Name the Atrium contest is to give an opportunity to students at Conestoga to express what they want their SLC to look and sound like,” said Carol

The

Gregory, director of student devel-

tor of

opment. Gregory said the contest

new

the first step of a

second-year marketing

is

just

initiative pro-

posed by the physical design committee to improve the Student Life

(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee)

physical design committee, chaired by Carol Gregory, direc-

student development, right, is planning to have more LCD screens around the college. The committee is a joint effort between the college and Conestoga Students Inc. to improve the Student Life Centre services and facilities. At left is CSI president

Roxy Stanciu.

Centre. “Basically,

student

life

we want

to establish a

centre that really cele-

brates not only our students and

“Ginger Spice because

but

staff,

past

also

alumni," she said.

she’s hot!”

students to feel at they

come

Fernando Aylavas,

opened

second-year

in

January 2007,

CSI and

lege and

is

for student

cess

-

“I

like

Posh Spice and

Sporty Spice.

I

love

Mike Sander, first-year business

management

a joint

offering a blend of student

programming

and activities. “The first step we plan on taking is

to increase the

number of the

er to the

SLC

LCD

college,”

The bar-bistro, upper Sanctuary, B- and E-wing cafeterias as well as

pushing for

E-wing foyer are all locations committee is looking at to expand the network of TV screens. "Though it hasn't been finalized

CSI

the

is

environmental con-

is

Roxy

said

Stanciu,

president of Conestoga

Student

“One of

the areas that the

com-

mittee has discussed in creating the vision life

Stanciu.

Gregory said the goal of the committee is to establish a plan for the centre that fosters college pride

and promotes student participation.

"We

already have

tatives, a

we want

centre that

tally

having a student

is

is

both environmen-

friendly and technologically

savvy,” she said.

"We want

mote

is

a place that

and by the students.” CSI is also campaigning

more "comfy

to pro-

for the students

have

programs with

audio and visual communication expertise on the committee, as well as a host of other people to help us

with the design of the SLC,” said

Gregory.

"But we also want the input of students to

come to

CSI represen-

broadcasting student and

faculty from various

Inc.

If

make our

vision really

alive.”

you would

like to participate in

seats" like sofas and

the contest, ballots are available nt

lounge chairs to accommodate stu-

the Student Life Centre help desk until Friday, Feb. 1

dents.

“The whole idea

the

that the

help desk,” she said.

One theme which

the col-

specifically designed

screens throughout said Gregory.

their style.”

is

engagement and suc-

services, student life

are also looking at relocat-

computer services, which is in 1EI9 right now, to a location clos-

ing

sciousness,

Life Centre, which

venture between

marketing

and

SLC."

to the

The Student

students

"We want our home whenever

we

yet,

is

to

make

it

as

comfortable as possible, so that students can lounge around, just as

they

would

at

home,” said

For more information, contact Carol Gregory at 519-748-5220,

3246 or e-mail her cgregory@conestogac.on.ca. ext.

at

“Scary Spice, because

she has always been down to earth and funny.”

Tiany Fernandez, first-year legal office administration

“I

dislike

all

of

them

because they are only on tour to make more money, not to impress

Getting the student perspective! This semester, the following sessions are co-facilitated by a Learning Skills Advisor and an iLearn.

their fans.”

Barbara Vang,

When

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first-year health office administration

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in in

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she’s stylish, independ-

has a hot husband and looks great after ent,

having three

kids.”

Preparing for Midterms

Maly Moua, first-year health

Do you wait would

like?

the last minute to study? Are the grades you get from cramming you answered yes, then this session is for you!

until

If

office administration

Tuesday, February 12 @ 11-12 in 2A111 Thursday, February 14 @ 12-1 in 2A111

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

less than

you


News

SPOKE, January

LRC

2008

28,

— Page 3

new

gets a

literacy consultant By HIEN DINH Patricia Green’s first job was working at the concession stand in Conestoga College’s arena. Now she’s back at the college as the Learning Resource Centre’s new

information literacy consultant. “I was very excited when the position “It’s

came

up,”

Green. a wonderful combination of

was

said

all

the things

all

other libraries I've worked

I

interested in at at.”

"An information literate student has the ability to understand when they need information and what kind of information

"These students know where and how to use it

find resources

public relations before she got her master’s degree at the University

(Photo by Jennifer Marko) Woodruff, Jessica McCulloch and residence life manager/coordinator Ryan Connell have enjoyed their time working together and will miss each other when Ryan leaves his job at Conestoga Residence for his new position at Conestoga College.

_

Front desk clerks,

worked

"I've

.

.

left

of Western Ontario in library and information science.

to right, Nicole

for a

number of

different types of libraries includ-

ing

government, university and public. Now I'm here at the college.”

Goodbye student

residence,

Green believes information literacy can greatly benefit Conestoga students. “It’s important for students to be able to quickly identify what they

Conestoga College

hello

need

and

find

to

the

right

resources,” she said.

By JENNIFER

MARKO

my most memorable

experience

has been the students."

For two years, residence life manager/co-ordinator, Ryan

worked among students Conestoga Residence

Connell,

living in the

and Conference Centre.

Now

moving

across

expertise

his

he

is

said students are able to come to residence with a fresh outlook on things and then leave with more

experience and knowledge of what life has in store for them in.

street to

broadcast program and as a student he worked as a resident adviser

(RA) 2005

at the

in

position,

that

Connell

However, he will only be doing that job for a few more days. Student

Life at the college as student

student

life

to

been more put in place like the residence life committee," he said. "I think there should've been more

programming on how

expand on my experience residence and the changes I've to

been able to make through the

res-

idence."

At the college, Connell's duties will consist of helping students throughout the school deal with college

Who

life.

Connell is still but he said he hopes to

will replace

up in the air, have someone

by

the

end

the

down

that

is

let

they're

at

to

do because

I

I

resources they need."

Amy

Howard, a third-year nursing student, said a librarian had recently given a demonstration in one of her classes. "Parts of it were definitely helpful,” Howard said. “She showed us how to find nursing journals through an online database and that’s what I found really helpful. She took the whole class through together.”

first-year

about."

es.”

speak

at Feb.

16 fundraiser

to

By KERRY REED

miss

is

He

their

Her most memorable moment of

favourite

his time at residence.

is

to

has

not

one thing he is

is

not

the student disci-

one of

been

things."

my

he said with a

chuckle. "I

guess the reason

because

I

want

my power

to

to

why

I'm here

do everything

make

this experi-

ence better for students, but. unfortunately. discipline comes with the job, too." said in his new job discipline not really a facet and that is what

He

ages, get your

the keynote speaker at the event

could bring two women

Banquet Hall. 665 King St. N., Waterloo, by the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region.

room see

to

check

it

to

her

out so they could

they wanted to live in resi-

if

being held Feb. 16

at St.

George

Shelly Friesen. event co-ordina"Hockey night in said.

tor.

Waterloo should be a great event “I

whole family to attend. The night will be an exciting

what I’m really going to miss is the

for the

think

families and the

(Internet photo)

worthwhile cause, while sharing in Canada's

a former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be the keynote speaker at Flockey Night in Waterloo Region on

way to involve community in

quirky students.” Connell

this

favourite winter sport.

"Women "He then told me it was because had one of the cleanest rooms and I

knew

he

miss

all

Toronto Maple Leafs jersey on and head over to Hockey Night in Waterloo Region. Darryl Sittler, former captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs, will be

Connell was when he called her room last year and asked if he

guard

the quirky students." said

said the

"It

is

ten.

more relaxed

Connell.

in

Sports fans of

She said Connell was very open and told her that if she needed anything to go to him and if she ever wanted to talk he was there to lis-

resi-

because they consider this their home." he said. Connell said he knows his new environment will be different. "1 think what I'm going to really

and taking resumes now." Connell said it is hard to choose his most memorable moment from

think generally

and what

a teacher

engineering student. said he could see how information literacy can help students. "I would find it helpful because there’s a lot of research that needs to be done (in my program), especially with the second-year cours-

a big part of her job helping students find more effi-

guy go was so

me where

to

assignment or project their students are working on. II then go and do some research and come back into the classroom to give students a demonstration of how to find the

Darryl Sittler to

residence environment

so

pline.

I

telling

talk

specific

of

dence.

and the college dence students

"We have a posting out." he said. "We're kind of playing it by ear

memorable, but

a

areas.

all

going

had with the students over the years has been amazing," said Connell. "Normally it's the funniest experiences and stuff like that that are the most

who was

would go

“I

about a

environmental

cient resources.

think what's really different

"I

with

of

I've

become

Connell said he will miss being work hands-on with stu-

January.

“The experiences

to

leader.”

dents in

at

programmer

I

was very upbeat. "It was really an was really geared to opportunity take up because it gives me a I

memory

is

Instead,

tion literacy into different courses.

Nick Preikschas, a

Green said

the nice, helpful

"He was

would've had more "I wish chances to create more leadership opportunities, though there has

able to

programmer," said Connell,

first

know

Connell was on moving day.

Connell,

life

to.

individually.

work with faculty members find ways to integrate informa-

she'll

lost,” said Epworth.

who

chance

dence, said her

January

pline.

got a position with

Ryan

life

enhances the residence experience, manages RAs, does event programming and is head of student disci-

“I

had

staff

became residence

manager/co-ordinator 2006." In

desk

I’ve

with the students over the years has been amazing.”

residence from 2004 to

as well as a front

person. Fie

“The experiences

looking forward

is

“I’m definitely going to miss everybody that I've worked with and had a chance to meet with here,” he said. "I keep telling everyone that I’m just going to be moving across the street so I won’t be too far.” Darcy Epworth, a second-year early childhood education student and resident at the Conestoga resi-

He

the

Conestoga College. Connell is a 2005 graduate of Conestoga’s journalism print and

he

in

Green said she rarely works with students

it

"Students will sometimes get frustrated because they can't find what they are looking for. This may be because there’s a resource out there that they don't even

to

an effective way.”

Green

graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in English. She worked in

they need,"

she said.

would represent him

I

well," said

Epworth. "which made

me

feel awesome." Epworth wishes Connell good luck and said he has been an awe-

some addition to residence. "Your smile and cheerfulness always put me in a better mood, she said. "Thanks for being so open and there for everyone. You have

made

a

of friends here

lot

that

won't forget you." "I

think

exciting

there

are

only

more

adventures ahead now."

said Connell.

woman's

abuse

issue,

it

is

not just

a

affects every;,

Darryl

Sittler.

Feb. 16 The event is being held by the Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region. .

one." said Friesen.

The event

will

include a tele-

Toronto Maple Leats vs. Boston Bruins game on jumbo

vised

screens,

a

delicious

hot

many

dinner exciting

cash and live auction items such as signed jerseys and hockey sticks, and fun for the whole fam-

buffet,

bar.

silent

ily.

"Darryl Sittler will be sharing his greatest moments of

some of

his hockey career and his proudest moments." she said. Ticket prices are S50 for adults and S25 for children and a table of

eight ties.

is

at

4:30 p.m. and

5 p.m. buy or inquire about tickets

dinner

To

available for larger par-

Doors open is at

Friesen Shelly contact shellv.friesen@wcswr.org or 519-653-8966, ext. 239.

“We chose because

it

is

to

a

at call

do a hockey night good way to get

and men involved in what our services do and get them families

better informed." said Friesen.


Page 4

Commentary

— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

Start protecting

the innocent Gun more in

violence has been an issue in recent years, as assailants reckless and unafraid of gunning

become enemies

their perceived

broad daylight.

human being - with

Violence toward another

never acceptable, but dealing, with

is

down

when innocent

cial

this issue

a gun. or otherwise

becomes even more

victims get caught in the line of

-

cru-

fire.

more likely to die in a car accident than as a victim of random violence. So when two innocent men die within a week, Experts say one

there

is

is

problem

clearly a

John O'Keefe, a 42-year-old father of one, was walking by a Toronto

in

morning hours of

in the early

Five days

The

bullet hit

O'Keefe

Mao was

caught

These events came a

was shot and

The

killed in

over two years after

little

A shootout erupt-

middle, taking a fatal bullet to the chest.

in the

gang

instantly.

stacking oranges on the sidewalk

outside of the store where he worked, also in Toronto.

ed and

him

head, killing

in the

Hou Chang Mao was

later,

crossfire

1

5-year-old Jane Creba

on Yonge Street on Dec. 26, 2005.

loss of innocent life to the irresponsible choices of others

ceptable.

Our society has

club

12.

tossed from the club, drove by and fired a shot at ejected them.

strip

Two men, earlier the bouncer who had

Jan.

longer afraid to step into broad daylight and

is

unac-

where criminals are no

clearly reached a point fire

a weapon. These peo-

ple display a total lack of regard and respect for

human

life,

and

it

is

time to send the message that such displays will not be tolerated.

The

loss of life

never easy to 'explain, but

is

it’s

even worse when a

nine-year-old boy has no better explanation for his father’s death than

two thugs - who

the fact that

likely

earned their ejection from the

club - decided to send a message and

time to take a stand and totally ban

It's

They so

handguns

all

are not required for hunting and they serve is

it

Not

restrict

them, not license them, but

no necessary purpose,

ELIMINATE

the penalty for

them. That,

anyone found

in

in posses-

a year for simply possessing a handgun. can't stop there.

eliminate gun use

make

only to

is

that they limit their focus to the guns.

in trying to

We

cannot

we must make them

afraid

use them. That means creating and enforcing laws that promote a

human

The laws

in this

they can shoot

life.

country are hardly a deterrent

someone

In the life

comes

bility

is

25 years.

sooner.

criminals

know

sentence

life

And

is

a

life

sentence. In Canada, a

that shorter sentence

Someone who

means parole

eligi-

callously takes the life of another,

cold blood, does not deserve parole or a lesser sentence for “good

behaviour."

my

to

go the

rest

of his

life

without his father. That

new

driving

school year

family and

I

lost

one

is

not clearly defined.

maybe spend some time away scotBut when someone loses

fined and

in jail, but others get

of a 19-year-old crash victim.

He

was then struck and

killed

a

volunteer firefighter

who was

by

Kayla Grant

free.

Opinion amount of

am guilty who had

alcohol. But

of allowing someone

I

rushing to the scene. What's

been drinking and "was fine

worse was

drive" go unchecked.

that

Tom's wife

wit-

how

imagine

to

Linda, his wife,

Tom’s family

later

that

the cat-

had been

alyst of these events,

due

ing then

I

home.

but what people need to realize

driving and

you are not alone on

that

It is

is

the

ways

to get

the responsibility of

It is

their friends to stop

and drivlaw needs to

to drinking

feel the

come down hard. It's one thing a person who drinks and drives wants to risk his or her own life

actions.

So many things went wrong

someone from

day.

the

One change

in

outcome could have been

dif-

ferent. If the crash victim hadn't

gone drinking or

the firefighter

hadn't rushed or

if

Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are in a position no one should envy. But they asked to be put in that position and they were elected to lead and represent this nation. It is now time for them to step up and

was under

breaking the law.

a

do something

commercials, maybe

to deter,

and eventually

stop, the use of

guns and the

instances of senseless violence in this country.

For Jane Creba. John O'Keefe, Hou Chang let's

make our

cities safe,

once and for

and

their families,

We’ve seen

the

the

really hit

how

seems whenever we hear on news about a;DUI charge and

then the resulting conviction that

but has

home?

the law’s respon-

I've

small the

was handed down, not nearly It

seems

to

enough me,

in

the “time”

is

few seconds

Tom

maybe none of

it

would have hap-

pened. But the point

happen and there in life.

had been

later or earlier then

is

that

it

did

no reset button

is

There are no second

for the “crime.”

chances and one ill-made decision

regards to the

can change your

law, the penalty for drinking

and

life

and someone

else’s forever.

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Horrified as my family was by Tom’s death, we could not begin

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Labour Day weekend will forever stand out in my mind as the day a friend was killed. Tom Walker died outside his home as he went to the assistance

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A Green choice

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what you need

-

By FRANCA MAIO

Some second annual election, the Young Greens of Canada have In their

You are checking your e-mail when you come across a message

new

elected eight

councillors to

won't go unheard.”

YGC

of the 2008

results

are:

election

Gibbs (Nova

Katie

Scotia), co-chair; Jason

Hammond

Dave Bagler internal communi-

(Kingston), co-chair;

serve on the party’s youth council

(Nova

and a new managing editor for

John Esposito (Windsor), external communications; Amanda Judd (Kingston) and Matthew Laine (British Columbia), organizing chairs; and Tony Bartlett (Manitoba), managing editor at

their newsletter.

The Understory.

The voting for the election began on Dec. 22, 2007. People could go online, register and vote. The voting ended on Jan. 5. "The Young Greens have seen an incredible

year,”

first

said

Jared

Giesbrecht,

outgoing organizing

chair of the

YGC. “We have

wit-

tremendous interest and support among young people from one end of the country to the other. Canadian youth are drawn to our inclusive politics and our commitment to actively work for a better nessed

Canada.”

The youth wing of the Green was established by youth at the party’s 2006 AGM to actively engage the growing number of young people who were joining the Green Party. The Young Greens now co-ordinate 25 camParty of Canada

pus clubs across the country and have begun networking between

Green riding associations and citywide Young Green clubs. They are also ready for the four by-elections set to take place

on March

17.

up them for what's important standing up for real issues and for real change," said Matt Laine,

"Young people

are standing to

newly elected organizing chair for the YGC. “Canadian youth are increasingly identifying with the Green Party and this is an exciting

time to be a

members tic

Young Green. Our

are eager

and enthusias-

to get involved in their

nities

and

to tell their

commu-

government

Scotia),

cations;

This

green political movement is not only a critique of the old parties and the old ways of politicking - it is an effective and progressive activism.

It

is

a

mitment to living within means and giving thought

comtheir to the

As Young

of our world.

Greens, they recognize the interconnectedness of ecological and issues

and are especially

calling for the inclusion of those who are excluded by the old poliaboriginal peoples, women tics

and the poor. The Young Greens are calling on all young Canadians to act locally and think globally by demanding local and democratic control over economic and political resources.

All

members of

the

Young

Greens of Canada are under the age of 30. The team works in local ridings, campus clubs and city-wide Green youth clubs to

about true change Canadian politics. For more information about go Greens, Young

in

bring

http://youth.greenparty.ca

John Esposito

at

or

the to call

519-253-4603.

Allwood commentary regarding police abuse of power Ms.

"accused” of “allegedly” committing a crimidoes not fit the and offers her opinion that the punishment not allegaconviction follows punishment crime. Last time I checked, officer of a crime is an abuse ot tion. Her summary conviction of the Becoming a police officer does not require somerefers to a police officer nal offence

journalistic power.

one to give up their fundamental democratic innocence and a fair trial.

right to a

said

it

can be addicting, and

presumption of

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who do

not

tell

many peo-

the truth on

to

know

yourself while holding a conversation with someone, not expecting the person to be Brad Pitt or

she said.

entering the online dating world price.

online.

She said she is currently dating someone she met online. Csilla Hegedus, a 23-year-old first-year psychology student at the University of Guelph, said she began to use Lavalife in August

Inspector Bryan Larkin of the Waterloo Regional Police Service

2005, after she from Toronto.

an online dating

reaction

is

site.

to run, but curiosity gets

the best of

you and soon you are

cheeking out the

profiles.

Internet dating can be scary

when

you are unsure of where to start or who you will meet while chatting

when you

a safety barrier.

social

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people, but be smart and be careful

try

hensive replacement of old party

future

2008

Angelina Jolie and not expecting to find your soulmate within a week. Another thing to consider when

you to Your first

The Understory. The Young Greens of Canada are part of a new and growing green movement establishing a comprepolitics.

ple

said

are putting

Larkin said always use

common

sense when you are online. If you are planning to meet the person

you have been chatting with, always meet in a public place where there will be crowds of people.

Kari Kuntz started chatting four months ago because she was bored one day and started playing around with her cellphone and was soon chatting online.

their profiles.

However,

telling

up a profile limit the information you post online, such as your date of birth, where you work, where you live and your phone number. By leaving- the information vague it creates

LETTER TO THE EDITOR In her

She

also noted that there are

from your best friend that their voice

28,

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students By VANESSA BUTLER

SPOKE, January

it

is

a great

moved

way

to

meet

to the area

sites

have free

trials

or

being able to use certain functions

after their first chat, they

met for coffee. She said they have been dating for a year and a half and they

moved in together in May 2006. The Today Show’s website (www.msnbc.msn.com) has some tips to think about when you are chatting with someone online from Dr. Laura Berman a doctor of women's health.

Some

Most of the

limited functions with a free profile.

met her current

Matt -Purdy, within a week of putting up her profile, and

week

limited

a

and others offer a free trial and then ask for payment to continprofile

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said her time online

boyfriend.

a

conversation with someone.

was

love, just friendship.

brief because she

start a

eHarmony allows you

ue.

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Hegedus

is

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of the tips include being

such as instant messaging. If

online dating appeals to you. but

you

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Illustrator

gets paid

mg something for doing hcl oves By MARCIA LOVE

might be able to just jump right to a final composite. always hope the finished product times, or

It’s

a job that constantly sends

drawing board, but Ian Beveridge is happy to have a career doing what he

him back

to the

bottle labels to billboards,

major

illustrators play a

role in the

graduate

a

Beveridge,

of

Sheridan College, has been an illustrator and graphic designer for about

30 years. The Waterloo resident operates company, Ian Beveridge his Illustration

and Design, out of

home studio. He has done artwork

his

than

better

what the

client

can work

a variety

in

of mediums, such as acrylic paint, pencil, pen and ink, watercolour

In

regards

business

Beveridge said design element

demand

for insur-

amount of

the

to

illustrators

receive,

graphic

the in

greater

than the actual

illustra-

is

tion aspect.

A

successful

make an average

illustrator

may

salary of $46,670

a year.

“There are good times and there are slow times," he said. “There

City of Waterloo.

are a lot of illustrators out there

His jobs have included illustrations for maps, books, posters,

and they all have their own style. People tend to go in waves to the one they like." Beveridge said the challenges of his job include time constraints and deadlines. “The isolation of working on

product

labels

and

advertisements for magazines and billboards. “I basically do illustrations for anyone who needs art, not just clipart that they can get off the

Beveridge said. The process of illustrating consists mainly of consultations with Internet,"

the

client

and

comprehensive

meet with a what exactly “I

client

and discuss

they

want,”

"Then I draw out rough composites and show them Beveridge

my own

also has

said.

to the client for input.

I

may have

its

effects,” he

said. “It's

harder to work without the

creative atmosphere of a team setting.”

However,

compositions.

Beveridge sketches a house composition for an insurance company. He said the most rewarding part of his job is being paid to do what he loves.

is

expected."

ance companies, construction companies, book authors and the

websites,

Illustrator Ian

1

or chalk pastel.

advertising industry.

(Photo by Marcia Love)

I

Illustrators

loves.

From

few more

to repeat this process a

Beveridge

said

he

enjoys seeing his work being published.

“I'm being paid

to

draw and most

paint,” he said. “That’s the

rewarding part.”

Students to help the hard of hearing By LEANNE

MOUNTFORD

program she was in the previous year to the HIS program.

When you combine anatomy, psychology and electronics, what do you get? A very unique program called hearing instrument specialist (HIS).

Ted Venema, co-ordinator of the HIS program at Conestoga

are hard of hearing.

She said it is a field that is growand it can take you in a lot of

different directions.

Venema

demand due

In

every

said

ing

2005.

there to

such a high demographics. is

and elderly get hearing

lege.

said.

part-time

meant a

for students

program

who

was

already had

diploma or university

college

degree. However, the full-time pro-

gram

caters to students right out of

high school

who have

their

Grade

12 diploma.

A part-time

program

still

exists at

the college but the part-time stu-

dents

sit in

the

same

classes as the

full-time students.

Venema

said

it’s

hearing

instrument specialist can get a job

September 2007, he introduced a full-time HIS program to the col-

The

repair,

you can go into sales, you can go into customer service.

because

in

You can

"We

live in

an aging population loss,”

ing with the elderly, so

it’s

right

up

alley."

thought

work

really

“It’s

the

way she

would.

it

wow, what’s

Venema

more

complicated,

than you would ever think,

it’s like,

next.”

said what’s really neat

that hearing aids

today are

all

is

digi-

tal. They are programmed on a computer with software and a lot of it is done with wireless Bluetooth

He

said

they

are

The

three

semester

mostly theory, the second and third semesters are lab-intensive and the fourth is a pure clinic practicum. first

The program

is

is

user-friendly stu-

dents.

he said.

time.

Satchell said the students get to

perform hearing tests on each which is incredibly cool.

other,

looking

to

expand the lab to double its current size, which would allow more students into the program.

There are 36 students in the program. 10 pan-time and 26 full-

switch from the respiratory therapy

Satchell said she loves anatomy, but the ear didn't

According to Venema, the HIS program consists of four semesters.

"We’re fused. There are not many college programs that are fused," Lindsay Satchell. a student in the full-time HIS program, decided to

level,”

technology.

which creates a close group of very unique.

he

Satchell said, “1 really like deal-

my

which judges your hearing she said.

ing,

College, started a two-year parttime HIS program through continu-

education

some of her family

Satchell said

members

“You go into a sound-treated room and you're presented tones

He added ing

there are really only

programs

Canada

in

profession, so the into the

program

Venema fect

English-speak-

that train for the

is

demand

pretty high.

said Kitchener

location

for a

HIS

to get

is

the per-

HIS program

because it is a mecca of hearing aid companies. Satchell said, “A lot of us are so keen on what we're doing, we’ve gone out and done some volunteer-

ing and are already scouting the job

market.”

(Photo by Leanne Mountford)

Ted Venema holds a model ear while standing beside an audiometer and sound booth.


Feature

Firefigher students

nrsi-year pre-service firefighter students did their national Candidate Physical Ability Test Doon campus on Jan. 22.

in

of the rec centre at the

The CPAT was developed

to test firefighter

essential tasks of firefighting. It

is

a pass or

fail

test that

candidates on their

ability to

complete the

critical

the

in

action

avm

and

must be completed in 10 minutes and 20 seconds, with each event comwear a 50-pound vest to simulate the weight of firefighting equipment.

pleted correctly. Participants

Clockwise from

left:

Bilopavlovic works at the ceiling breach station. Bengt Nyman shows his strength at the ladder lift station. Billy

Eline

Kamphuis

carries

Randy around a

barrel

and back.

Pat Keller must strike a target 15 times at the forcible entry station.

Aaron Dumas prepares to do 100 pushups as punishment ing a ladder without his helmet on.

Photos by Leanne Mountford

fo r

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News

— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

College of Sports Media ready to ‘Play By CHRISTOPHER MILLS The

moments

greatest

in the his-

tory of professional sports are often

year program to $35,000. "We are more expensive (than

Jim Van Horne, a broadcaster of more than 30 years - and an 18-

most schools) and we understand that, but the people who really want

year

to

do sports 'broadcasting

it

very unique,” Lanys said.

justify that dollar figure

high above the arena or stadium.

the teachers and the curriculum that

made by Russ Shot Heard Round the Hewitt Foster

Calls like those

Hodges

(the

World), (Henderson’s goal in the 1972 Summit Series) and the immortal

Tom Cheek Series-ending

World

Carter’s

(Joe

home

run

1993)

in

students they’re

based on

the equipment, advisory

in,

We know

board, that kind of stuff. it’s

studio

the

getting,

are

“We

not cheap but

it is

unique.”

Lanys said the facility is the primary factor that sets his college apart from others.

Broadcasting

is

“When taught by

why David Lanys wanted

gong

is

you’re being

"Basically

devoted to sports broadcasting. The College of Sports Media

opened in Toronto in December. “I was in the Maple Leafs dressing room interviewing Gary Roberts during the playoffs one year, and one of the reporters was asking ridiculous questions,”

said

Friedman,

David Lanys, College ofSports Media

college. this

“It

doesn’t feel like a school,” he

they asking such silly questions?”

said. "There’s

Lanys began to look into different colleges and what they offered and realized there were really no practical programs that involved everyday work. "Nothing that involved, every single day having something critiqued and doing live shows," the former

TV

1

,000 square feet;

1

two sturadio and television; and it

studios; edit suites;

dios,

feels like a professional office, not

a school

when you walk

The curriculum

at the

Van Horne said the fact that he and other instructors -haven’t left

school

is

70 per cent practical and 30 per

Score reporter said. “I took out interns from the Score and realized that a lot of their fundamental skill

were quite weak and they were

operating a radio newsroom, doing radio shows, operating a

about to enter the workforce.”

Lanys

initially

wanted

to create a

generic broadcasting school, but he

soon realized that all of his contacts and networks were on the sports side of things and decided to go that route.

but are

The

college’s

enrolment

is

at

expected to be September 2008.

reached

Tuition at the private college

by is

$17,000 per year, plus an additional $1 ,000 in supplementary expenses,

bringing the total for the two-

much

very

still

teachers,

involved,

comes

a student

an

instructor

the broadcast industry,

in

studio

also helps that each instructor

working within the sports broadcasting industry, most with major networks. “The network created for students upon graduation is unparalleled,” Lanys said. “TSN, the Score, currently

Fight Channel

-

Satellite all

practical element

"When

ongoing.”

is still

Radio,

throughout the

major players in the country, the day they graduate.” industry, with

someone you're going to go see on Saturday night (on Hockey Night Canada), like Elliotte Friedman, what they say is going to have a lot more meaning, because they’re more real to you,” Lanys added. The third advantage Lanys believes his college holds

is

attain at

to graduate

is

he

“At

said.

all

levels.

We don’t just

teach on-air, we teach behind it as well. Writing, lighting, camera operations, etc.” Van Home echoed the sentiment, saying the way the program is run will leave students better

prepared

to step right into an industry job.

"The

fact that

we

are going to be

radio and

TV

a

true

station will set

them

up for a career the students

in

come

like

broadcasting.

“When

to school they’ll

genial

dialogue with one of the college’s

innumerable graduates Feb 3. Conestoga’s Alumni Association hopes to enliven the proverbial dead of winter by establishing communion between students, staff and. of course, the alumnus, at this year’s Winterfest.

"The

that first

paying

opportunity

for

Lanys said the

final thing is the

access to equipment that his stu-

"This

industry standard equip-

is

ment” he said. “Our radio software is what they use at The Fan (590) and our TV equipment is what

inspira-

tion to students regarding the ful-

while the association

maintains graduate linkages with the college through regular contact as well as reunion

and fundraising

with the inclusion of full-time stu-

event support.

dents.

Wright said this year’s Winterfest encourages students to volunteer and participate, thereby impel ling-

Winterfest,

which

in

previous

years omitted students,

is hoping to broaden the college-alumni inter-

by precipitating mutuality between full-time students and Conestoga graduates. "The event is free and (will) face

number of

initiatives,

including an

alumni student chapter and “gradvisor” program, which the association seeks to establish.

The prospects of a gradvisor program are tentative at this point, but

and provides an

for participants and their families,”

Wright said both the alumni and

said Wright.

student network could benefit by

students,

college

and alumni to re-connect through a winter event,” said Mary Wright, manager of alumni services.

frosty fiesta, to be held at the

recreation centre, will consist of a free

attendants,

one-hour skate from 1-2 p.m.

The

Alumni

Association

of

Conestoga boasts of 40,000 members and adheres to its mandate of honing in on college success by facilitating relations between the college community and graduate members. The alumni provide

it

getting one’s foot in

using alumnus as a career, guest

speaker

and

project

advisory

resource.

For more

information,

contact

Mary Wright, manager of alumni services, gac.on.ca.

at

He

mwright@conesto-

first

job.

believes this school will better

prepare students for that leap.

“Once

dents will have.

allow for some social networking

staff

The

rouse social

of being a broadcaster, just as

is

that happens,

your future cessful

in

you can

terms of

you want

to be,

how he

in the U.S., will

ante

in

said

it’s

time to up the

this country, as far as the

quality

of

broadcasters

in

the

industry. "I

think

Canada needs

broadcasters,” he said.

“It is

better

incum-

bent on not just our school

but

every school to turn out the best plot

broadcasters they can, and that

suc-

dependent

said. “I

firmly believe the industry, not only

Canada, but

have room for talented people."

Van Horne

said the hardest part

the door and getting that

been running

(festival) has

for several years

to

among

Van Horne

years ago,

tional goals,

Wright said the principle goal of

networks

working towards job.”

enjoyment

and

major

at

was when he began more than 30

career intentions? Snuff out those

chocolate

cookies will accompany.

find

you’ll

across the country."

be actually coming to work and

fillment of educational and occupa-

some

and The

a photo during

junior

Provisions

wintry blues and ignite

left,

for

major networks.

"Our goal

Does your ideal Sunday afternoon comprise hot chocolate, a few hapless rounds on an ice rink and some invaluable insight on your

is

Fan 590 program director Nelson Millman pose the college’s opening/media day in December.

the

direction and testimonial

the afternoon

Below: College owner and president David Lanys,

internships students will be able to

followed by arts, crafts and games for children from 2-3:30 p.m. of hot

An autographed Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey hangs in the main foyer of the newly opened College of Sports Media. The college is located on George Street in downtown Toronto.

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Winterfest beats February blues By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE

(Photos courtesy of College of Sports Media)

in practical terms,”

That’s, the edge,” he said.

XM

really

he can understand what I’m talking

day. There’s a big difference.”

Sportsnet,

and

in

still

running the college

It

is

a great benefit to the students.

and performing a radio show every night,” La.nys said. “Most colleges do a show a week, we do a show a

is

approximately 20 students to start in February, with a maximum of 40

TV

become

industry to

the

level broadcasters, not entry level,"

in."

cent theoretical. Students learn everything from newscasts, sportscasts and anchoring to scrums, PR and roundtable discussions. “Ultimately, our students will be

sets

job

in

owner and president,

Lanys,

and owner of the new "Tasked myself, where did person go to school? Why are

my

of

part

it’s

Van Horne said. “I can say ‘why don’t you watch the show tonight and pick up exactly what I'm referring to.’ The

what they say is going to have a lot more meaning.”

the president

said.

involves writing and

description.”

about

to

like Elliotte

if it

performing,

involved

you’re

see on a Saturday night,

of a college

to bring to life his vision

someone

Van Horne

television,”

in

"When

to sports as the players themselves,

which

be teaching everything that

"I’ll

sees

almost as essential

one of the

is

has to do with on-air presentation

have become synonymous with the plays themselves.

-

veteran

instructors at the school.

will find

not immortalized by the players and coaches involved, but by the broadcasters calling the event from

TSN

Ball!’

always

practical

on

students

is

gaining

experience. That’s our

goal here; there’s no better teacher than experience.”


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28,

— Page

2008

11

Trades fair offers a second chance By VANESSA BUTLER

about specific trades. Participants

Did you ever think you could learn about hairdressing, cooking and horticulture at the same time?

On

Jan.

Second

22,

Employment

Chance

Counselling,

Lutherwood

and

directly

tices, instructors

resentatives

on

The

federal Liberal party held

their

three-day annual caucus

meeting

at Kitchener's

Employment Ontario wants education,

needed

belief that’ all

YMCA. The event provided interested

Those about

Centre

MP Karen Redman, right, was among the event’s hosts. Redman said the government should also do more to halt the

economy.

(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee)

interested

is

Job

An opportunity. •

• .

To network with over 250 employers from across North America who are currently hiring for full-time, summer, co-op, contract

To investigate and research career options and potential positions from diverse sectors To offer vour resume To present your

skills

to

numerous employers

and

qualifications in person

For more information, contact Co-op and Career Services, SCSB Room 220 (Doon Campus), call 519-748-5220, ext. 3340 or email jdavies@conestogac.on.ca

Anyone can access Employment Ontario services by one of three ways: telephone, online and in

person

at offices

located through-

out the province.

Employment

which

Ontario,

Visit

career and help you keep learning

throughout your working

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received

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ask employers

Presentation •

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Exude enthusiasm and self-confidence Be focused and ask relevant questions

Transportation to Job Fair •

FREE transportation Buses

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pick up and drop

off

from Doon

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Additional bus service from LAV, \\1L and

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is

available

from 9:30

am

to

2:30 pm. Please see the Fair website for details: •

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Buses leave promptly

at these

times

Students requiring accessible

transportation should contact Pam Martin 519-888-4567, ext. 36055 or email 1" pmartin@uwaterloo.ca before January

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to

learn more.

For further information about the Service Industry Trades Fair con-

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online

employment opportunities. The fait^ took place at the 2nd Chance Youth Resource Centre located in Stone Road Mall. The fair was geared toward those people who wanted to speak with

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organizations •

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and

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apprenticeship

in

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Canada should end

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looking for work with employers looking for workers.

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his

to

ministry wants to connect people

Holiday

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information

areas of the service industry

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This event featured employers,

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service industry trades including

Dion spearheads Kitchener caucus

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also

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College held a Service Industry Trades Fair that gave students the opportunity to do just that.

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— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

part for the environment

Do your MARKO

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Just because you are a student

that

does not mean you can't do your part to help the environment. There are plenty of small ways you can

also

help.

The big

fuss over environmental

became more prominent American vice-president A1

protection after

award-winning

Gore released

his

documentary.

An

Inconvenient

2006. The documentary outlined the effects of global warming including melting polar ice caps

Truth,

in

and increased natural disasters.

However, if you think that you have to buy a hybrid car or install solar panels on your roof to do your part, you are mistaken. marketing student First-year Rikki Gibson said he does his part. turn

“I

off

lights,

usually

but

never turn them on when I'm in the room,” he said. “I also make sure the lightbulbs are

all

LED

LED.

(light-emitting

diode) are

you can now buy for your lamps, Christmas trees and Christmas the energy saving lights that

we need

when he brushes

his

He said he does most of the things we are told to do to help. teeth.

”1 also created a

Facebook group

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called

Ontario

just to

some awareness out there.” He said he feels it is very impor-

get

we help the environment, we do have to live in it for the

tant that

since rest

of our

most people,” Gibson

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said he has always been con-

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cerned about the environment because his dad has always been concerned about it. “He always taught us to turn off lights and to not waste water. I also have always took short showers so that

didn’t waste water.”

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because

is

it

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I

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a joke and then

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Floto said before Gore’s documentary she did not think about it because there was no big spotlight on the topic but then it started to be something everyone was talking “1

Jess Broadfoot does her part and recycles every week

Conestoga residence.

part.”

I

When

I

First-year practical nursing student

CAN HELP THE ENVIRONMENT

8 Instead of throwing your class notes in the garbage,

open your

childhood

early

education student Kayla Floto said she, too, does her part for the envi-

happened,” said Floto.

said.

said he does not believe

have 10 years to reverse global warming, like Gore says.

I

think

I

we do need to act fast, but believe we have more than 10

about.

lives.

“Also, I’m not really a fan of all the natural disasters that have been occurring lately ... I’m sure neither are

of telling

now.

I

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Gibson said he also always turns

to act

years.”

lights.

off the faucet

way

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us that

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over

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Don’t toss out your textbooks

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own

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telling

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COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

Multicultumlism

Have you recently moved from your home country to Canada? Is English your second language? Are you on an international student visa, of landed immigrant status, or did your family originate from a country other than Canada? Have you recently emigrated from a war-torn country? Are you dealing with issues such as culture shock, unfamiliarity with college or community resources, racism, or a lack of cultural familiarity? Will you be experiencing a Canadian winter for the first time? is becoming enriched more and more with students from various backgrounds. This creates a wonderful opportunity for growth, learning, and diversity. However, it can also pose transition issues for those who are new to the country and the college. If you feel you need support dealing with these transitions, help is available. You can talk to your teachers, classmates, friends, or counsellors in

Our college community cultural

Counselling Services. Counselling Services can meet with students individually to help students In addition, ELS students receive culture shock workshops as a part of their curriculum. Students can also make an appointment to counsellors individually about cultural adjustment difficulties. Internationa! Students can also look forward to our annual fall event. Survivor Conestoga, which makes International students aware of cultural adjustment issues, health issues and safety

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in

with cultural adjustment issues.

issues.

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It’s

monkey

time!

Second-year graphic design student Jovana Sankovic tries on animal-inspired winter beanies at the Reflector Wear’s booth that was set up at the college on Jan. 21

Peer Conversation Partners are available for any International Students through the Learning Commons. Students meet with a peer for the purpose of practicing conversational English. To learn more about resources at the college and in the community, visit Counselling Services in 1A103. We are located in the lower level of the new Student Life Centre Atrium.

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Get ready for Job Fair 2008

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in

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Consultants was

at

Conestoga on Jan. 16

Are you looking

to

provide information for

who would

students

go

to establish a

employment

career, gain part-time

or just brush up on your interview-

like to

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to university in

Then you should make

Australia after college.

plans to attend the I5lh annual Job

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will

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For

more

be back Feb. 7 and March

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information,

Feb. 6 visit

at

be held on Wednesday, RIM Park in Waterloo

from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This is one of the largest job fairs in Canada with over 250 employers, including Research in Motion, Sun Life Financial and Dell Computers. Miriam Primeau, a recruiting

www.komconsultants.com

at Edward Jones, company goes to the job

administrator said her fair

because

it

a big part of their

is

recruiting process.

“There are a lot of graduates in our Field, and this helps us meet them one-on-one,”

coming up she said.

Every employer sighs up

be

to

there with the intention to hire peo-

and a job fair provides them with a better way to do that than

ple,

the standard hiring process. It allows them to show potential employees hands-on what their

company just

is

all

about, rather than

having them read about

in

it

an

ad.

Not only do these personal meetings benefit the company, they can make it easier for students to be noticed as well. Jen Davies, a student adviser at the college, said

it

is

a great oppor-

employer to see who you are as a person, which will help you stand out from the competition. “A lot of companies will be looking for your personality,” she said. "They can see that at a job fair, not tunity for the

in a

resume."

Job

fairs

are

also

for

great

researching companies before you begin the application process so

you can find a place good fit for you. Since there are too

that will

be a

many employ-

one day. preparation is key. Make sure you research ahead of time which companies you are interested in, and have

ers to speak to in

to ask them. Davies suggests bringing 25-30 copies of your resume to hand out.

some questions ready

as well as dressing to

make

a good

impression.

Although you may not get to talk many employers as long as you would like to. it is important to get your name and face out there, so the resumes are important. Even if you aren’t actively seeking employment, the opportunity to talk to a lot of companies that are hiring can help you overcome to as

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— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

Page 14

Countdown

Super Bowl

to

New England Patriots seek perfection

Defence wins games which gives the Giants a chance are in for a treat on Feb. 3 as both teams in the Super Bowl could easily

win, even with Jessica Simpson

cheering

Joshua Khan

in the stands.

Not only do the New England Patriots and the New York Giants have red and blue as their team but

colours,

they

evenly matched than most people think.

With an overall record of 18-0 as

New

of Jan. 20,

England is the team htrs

favourite to win. Their

dominated on offence this season with 2007 MVP quarterback Tom

B rady

at

five receivers, including star

dominate

the

managed

their

to keep their perfect season alive with a 38-35 win. But that's not it as far as the rivalry

goes.

Boston-New York

rivalry

National

can be

England also has solid run-

Super Bowl on the line. Experience is also an advantage New England has. Their defence consists of skilled veterans, some who are eager to win their first Super Bowl title and some who have already hoisted the championship trophy. They have players

who

can intercept passes, force fumbles and plainly stop teams from scoring a touchdown. But don't count out the under-

The New York

In

the

League, the

the

In

Basketball

National

the Boston Celtics and New York Knicks have battled each other since the ’50s. The most significant rivalry though is the one between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox m Major League Baseball; both teams, players and fans alike, hate each other. The rivalry probably won't have an effect on the Super Bowl, but it

Association,

sure

makes

the

game more

interest-

ing.

and barely defeated Green Bay by a field goal to make it to the Super Bowl) but they have proven they are championship

This should be one of the best Super Bowls in years. However, there can only be one winner. Better running backs and a powerful defence will be the difference in the championship game. Which is why the New York Giants will

material.

stop

Giants

may have playoffs

the

into

barely sneaked

(they

mediocre 10-6 record

had

in the

a

regu-

season

lar

The biggest team sive first

is

surprise

their defence, led

from this by defen-

end Michael Strahan. In two playoff games.

their

New

York's defence was able to stop the

opposing team

in

their tracks

by

putting pressure on the quarterback

and creating turnovers. But in order to win games, a team must put points on the scoreboard. New York has managed to do just that with athletic wide receiver Plaxico Burress and powerful running back Brandon Jacobs. The quarterback, Eli Manning, may be the face of the franchise, but he has been known to let his team down in big games (such as the four interceptions he threw on

is

ing to close out a perfect season,

which

Alex

McNanney

New

England's miracle sea-

championship game turns out to be more boring shovelling snow, there's than always the half-time show. Nothing beats singing along to "Free Failin'" while Tom Petty and Although,

the

the

if

Heartbreakers excite millions

godly,"

33-28

Brady's

QB

NFL

the

in

You could put any

fault.

in that

offence and

who

Eli

another day.

The game

my

from

that

be played,

will

view, very well could turn

out to be the most lopsided victory

Super Bowl history. You have the Giants, who have been playing some great football and getting some of the luckiest breaks I've ever seen, going up against the arrogant, hot-dogging in

juggernaut Just

why

that

is

this

is

the Patriots.

game going

to be

so unbalanced you ask? Well,

break

down

I'll

matchups one by

the

sus the Pats' defence. This

best defences.

And

really hate to say it. but Belicheek, smugness, arrogance and hoodies aside, is one of I

Bill

greatest

the

NFL ent

history.

on

defensive minds

And with

all

the

in tal-

that front seven, as well as is going to and headaches from get-

the secondary, Eli

in

have

tits

ting

hit

so

Manning

got

many in week

times.

What

going to be nothing compared to what he faces Feb.

And Brady, the Patriots quarter-

going

nightmare for Manning, as he goes up against one the league's

to be a

one.

Tom

is

QB

is

This year's Manning will have a though, time tougher because to be honest, he doesn't

much

have the experience and drive his brother had. It had beep a long time coming for Peyton, while Eli's riding his hot defence in first Super

Bowl

trip.

Now

don’t get me wrong. I’m sure wants to win, but he doesn't have that same urgency Peyton had,, because Peyton had been labelled a choker and needed to get

Eli

monkey

that I

expect

it

off his back. to

be a tight contest

midway through the quarter, when that extra gear

is

between

are the

second-

matchup

who

third

until

Patriots' kicks in,

3.

the last

players

the

17

brother

to the

happening because the Packers went and literally threw the game away, but that topic is for

ver-

Eli's

in the

Super Bowl.

The next matchup is Giants Manning and his offence,

was

Championship cn route

this year.

be

it

beat the Patriots

The game we all wanted to see. Green Bay versus New England, won't

England.

do what they did

and they

of the

start to

anyone run up the

better than

else this year, and that's

league, behind only the offensive linemen,

score.

have been playing their hearts out, the Packers proved that speed can kill against them, and with that in mind, the Patriots will have a field day.

and that's the kickers. For the Pats it will be Stephen Gostkowski (yes, the Patriots actually had a kicker this year) against

want, a perfect season by the per-

Lawrence Tynes. Gostkowski was 21 of 24 season, which considering the

Patriots

wide Donte

this

back and the

Patriots' offence, ver-

sus the Giants defence.

While

the

Giants

The

top

Pats'

three

Randy

Moss, and Wes Welker, all have great legs, and great hands to receivers,

Stallworth boot.

If

they do what they're capable it'll

be just another day

office for the in

the

at the

most overrated person

history

of

the

most underrated

style

air-it-out

offence

is

Pats'

pretty

Then

NFL

the

gets

what they

and their perfect QB and their perfect coach. Then we can hear about how perfect the

fect Patriots

open

in

are

training

until

June,

when

the

camps perfect

Patriots can prepare to defend their

perfection.

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it

Tynes, on the other hand, was 23 of 27 during the season and looked

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on Gostkowski, simply because when the game is on the line, so far Tynes is one for three. Besides the obvious matchups

I

The Giants have won 10 games on the road. The New England Patriots

If this

the kickers. I'm putting

though, there are several storylines in

this

game. The one

that

straight

are favoured by 12 points over the New York Giants.

will

pfe;;

making mistakes. comes down to special

both sides are evenly matched. Neither team is amazing

teams,

when

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comes

to kick returns or

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to

Liverpool 8, short By

Gemini May

Gemini and

21

-

June 21

emo-

not dominated by

is

Sagittarius

tions but you will be struck with cabin fever this week. Gemini rules brightly coloured birds butterflies

and

check out some local

-

November 22 December 2

You

a high spirited sign

is

conservatories for a day

winter activities.

Scorpio

May

;

inate

is

for fun

relieve pain.

.

Expect a big blowout

a great alternative

tubing

off problems. Also, sleep with a

Taurus

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— Page 15

Winter fun!

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28,

2008

28,

in

8,

if

album Liverpool it

dren’s

album also

When you

lingering

to his

name.

of Ringo on

think

a serious rela-

again with his 14th studio album

Choose Love

of the other Beatles songs. Ringo along with plenty of other

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off of the

and are

his

first

since

released in 2005.

you're better off as

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be prepared to have

former drummer of The Beatles who has a Christmas and chil-

vocals you probably start singing

Expect problems

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hear

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how

he,

would

second verse he explains George, Paul and John

Hamburg

travel to

to play

shows, adding that they didn't have much, but they had enough. When you look at the song titles of the album you the

whole thing

start to

is

wonder

if

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Pasodobles which has a Santana ring to it. With this short but sweet 12-song album Ringo has added a chapter to like

his long history

At age

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lishter.

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Entertainment

— SPOKE, January 28, 2008

Wuxu

Bap

(Bract rocks Elements

By JENN SPRACH went dark; coloured the darkness and smoke drifted upon the stage, and

The

lights

lights

pierced

then, a

boom

tled

my

of bass so loud

rat-

it

ribcage.

The stars of the show appeared one-by-one, illuminated by multicoloured

and amid

spotlights

a

cloud of smoke.

As Three Days Grace began their show at Elements Nightclub in Kitchener on Jan. 21 with one of crowd screamed with

their hits, the

played songs including Home, Just Like You, Animal Have Become and Never

The

anticipation.

some

of

their

band

popular

1

Too Late. During

the

song

Hate

I

Everything About You, the lead singer, Adam Gontier, had the

crowd screaming the chorus. The light show enriched the

per-

formance, with all the colours of the rainbow flashing and a disco

Three ‘Days (grace cfeCivered a high-energy rock show which peopCe on Jan. 21.

maxed out

'Elements (Night cliih’s capacity of 1,100

ball spinning.

Throughout the

entire

crowd was singing

show

Meet

the

band’s

the

IDiree

Baps 0race

songs, word-for-word.

Once the hit song Riot came on crowd turned into a mosh pit with some fans trying unsuccessthe

fully to

body

surf.

Gontier was telling the crowd to show their energy and they obeyed

by jumping in the air and throwing their hands high and cheering. Neil Sanderson, on the drums, showed dedication and enthusiasm rhythm perfect the holding throughout the entire concert. Barry Stock, the lead guitarist, shone on the stage with his strong guitar skills and trick playing performances.

Bass guitar player Barry Walsh the type of rock

star

who

is

plays

wholeheartedly and appears to get

(NfeiC Sanderson,

drums.

Adam

j

(Jontier,

head vocalist and guitar.

absorbed by the energy of the performance. Three Days Grace delivered a high-energy, crowd-involved show

which lasted for a solid two hours. “We had a really good crowd tonight,” said Walsh.

“We

feed off

likes

coming

the crowd.”

The Toronto band

Kitchener because they have a good fan base in this area, he said.

to

Stock said he likes doing the smaller shows because they have a lot

of energy.

“It

was an intimate show,

I

had

fun.”

Three Days Grace also performed on Jan. 22 at Elements Nightclub, which holds ,100 people, with both shows selling out. 1

photos

bu

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Barry

Stock,

head guitarist.

BradJVaCst, vocahist

and Bass.

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