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Monkey bars

2008/2009 CSI elections Nominations

for adults

board

for

of directors

open next week.

Pole dancing helps you get

and

Monday, February

in

shape

feel

sexy

for Valentine’s

Day.

A

learning

newsroom

for

journalism students

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2008

4,

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www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

40th Year

— No. 5

Province gives college $2-million boost PRONG

By CHARLOTTE

improvements

PARKHILL

in

each of the three

key areas.

money will be used add nine new classrooms within

Infrastructure

Conestoga

College

over $2

receive

set

is

million

to

new

in

to

dents

ernment.

adding

MPP

Kitehener-Conestoga

Leeanna Pcndcrgast made the announcement at a press conference

Sanctuary Jan. 29.

in the

“Today’s

students

build

will

future economy,” she “Our government is improv-

Ontario’s said.

“More potential stucome here,” he said,

existing space.

funding from the provincial gov-

can that

enrolment continues

to

grow.

Some

classrooms will get better lighting, seating and new equipment such as digital video existing

projectors.

will

“It

improve the

John

million earmarked for

promise

1

already

ments

in

said

the

college

has

making improvesecurity, and some of the

ture.

good amount of money,” John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College. The money will be used for “It's a

said

efficiencies

not just altruism,

the

not just

environment. We've

amounts

significant

of

already been replaced at Waterloo campus. He’s also hoping for further ciencies

accelerate ongoing projects.

and cool the buildings.

anyone any“There are no guarmore we can do to

can't promise

come." Conestoga will add to the 98 security cameras they already have, and improve the quality of some of them. There will also be an

in

the

effi-

the big boilers that heat

"The benefit

students

to

money can go

to

instead of burning

it

other

up

in

is the areas,

energy

costs.” said Tibbits.

(F’/vofo

these improvements will begin in May to minimize student disruption, but Tibbits cautions not

Most of

to

expect big change. "It’s a lot

of subtle changes,” he

said.

year history. Serving

Building for the future

some of

ing: these are just

the des-

ignations used to describe an emi-

nent figure in Conestoga College's history as she enters her retirement.

the Himmelman. Monica Alumni Association's services officer for nine years, was poised

and smiling during

bittersweet

a

celebration of both her contributions

within

college and at an on-

the

program advisory committee, Himmelman was also alumni association's the

presence,

founding president in 1990 followed by the alumni serv-

noticed."

is

Connections

campus

organization.

party Jan. 24.

Among

those

attendance were

in

faculty, friends, family, current

previous alumni association

and

staff,

of

iors in the region.

and current president Susan

Dinning and CSI president Stanciu.

all

of

whom

"(Himmelman)

is

well

known

and loved by many within the college and the community and has a gift for

engaging our alumni.

"

said

Mary Wright, manager of alumni services, who has worked with

Himmelman for Himmelman,

19 years. a

graduate

of

Conestoga's social services program. has been actively involved with the college for 39 of its 40-

Dinning, the guest speakdescribed deftly

er.

Himmelman’s work and

civil

visible.

slide

a

presentation

Welcome

and

Home

her

favourites

(is)

the

new

students." said Wright.

In

the

addition,

Home

Welcome

award was established

for first-year students in certift-

diploma and degree programs whose parent or guardian (Photo by Holly Featherstone) is a Conestoga graduate. Monica Himmelman, the Alumni hailed who Wright. Association’s service officer, enjoys her Himmelman as having an cate,

Milton.

in the college's history.

in

Family and Friends sessions we hold during orientation for families and friends of

The afternoon proceedings

mingled with an individual whose

Mike Roxy

affairs

fabled

award, according to Wright. “She has been instrumental in many initiatives and (one)

addresses the needs of sen-

efforts are regarded as a milestone

student

enthusiasm was certainly

sions

which

association's past presidents

of

that

and memoir scrapbook, was particularly proud of the alumni's Family and Friends ses-

non-profit

mirthfully

dent

the glass as half full and

tured

further sub-

launched with an introductory speech by Wright, folconsecutive by lowed addresses from the alumni

president John Tibbits, vice-presi-

“She always

said.

saw

Himmelman. whose

stantiated with her continuous efforts within the greater community, including the Support Community

impending retirement

invigorating

and inviting smile was cap-

ices officer for nine years.

Her resume

praising

Himmelman's

chair of the social services Enthusiastic, infectious and car-

Monica

to

Tibbits.

first as

ethic

concerns as indi-

uncanny means of recognizing

celebration Jan. 24.

is about "Education engaging people and caring about people.” he said, "(and) that s

(Himmelman's) business: caring and taking time.” Milton noted Himmelman's pen-

when help chant for helping to parent the alumni through its ongoing maturation.

“Her job was her passion.”

said

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Conestoga says goodbye By HOLLY FEATHERSTONE

or improved windows Heating and cooling

lighting

Tibbits said this will further the

additional funding will be used to

antees. But the make a safer environment, the less chance we have of a negative out-

and security, energy efficiency and renewal of infrastruc-

Energy:

New

One of the college’s biggest energy losses is due to old. inefficient windows so a portion of the money will be used to replace or improve

Tibbits,

been

thing." he said.

safety

Security:

DVPs, seating,

Increased cellphone coverage

some of them. Windows have Tibbits

“We

Waterloo. The provincial funding is intended for three major areas — campus

cient.

for

More cameras Better communication between campuses

money."

Ontario's publicly-funded colleges

and universities. Pendergast also announced funding grants of $3.4 million for Wilfrid Laurier University and $9.1 million for the University of

considering:

is

New classrooms: 6 at Doon, 2 at Guelph, 1 at Waterloo Classroom improvements:

saved

anything.”

president

Conestoga is part of a $200-mi ion package being doled out to all of 1

can’t

anyone

improvements

of the

the college

energy efficiencies will also be used to continue projects that have already been started. The college has been working toward becoming more energy effi-

Money

“It's

“We

Some

Infrastructure:

said Tibbits.

helping

education for students by investing in key campus improvements."

WHERE’S THE MONEY GOING?

emphasis on greening.

environment of the classroom."

ing the quality of post-secondary

The $2.27

increase in connectivity between campuses. "We wouldn't be adding staff, but the ability to monitor campuses,”

relentless

is

needed, said her remains her

positivity

stature,

ability

to

make

Milton. "(She's) been like a parent

everv individual feel special about

to the association.”

their contributions.

'

she said.

said she will cherish

the

continuous networking capabilities for years to come. "The privilege to grow my portalumni's

folio

and be valued

for

w hat

1

did

is

a gift.” she said.

Embarking on of

how

a verbal excursion

she will spend her retire-

ment - as a new grandmother, downhill skier and volunteer

in the

community and. no doubt, the college - Himmelman said she values lifelong

and the "high committed volunteers

learning

quality and

(the alumni) attracts."

As like

per the impression she would students. to purvey to

Himmelman

said

it

is

to

vital

adhere to the lifelong missions that draw us most. In addition, scouting mentors and dually being a mentor keeps your aspirations in perspec-

and your altitude humbled. "Seek mentors and be a mentor." she said, “because everybody

tive

needs a cheerleader." of retirement gifts. lieu In Himmelman requested that contributions be made toward an

alumni scholarship, which w

named

signature seal.

"She has the

Himmelman. whose stupendous persona overshadows her small

in

her honour.

ill

More

be

than

$2,000 was donated the day of the celebration and donations are

being accepted.

still


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— SPOKE, February

4,

News

2008

Nominations open Feb. 1 for CSI board of directors

Now ...with Random

deep thoughts Conestoga College

questions answered by random students

candidates before the debate to go over their nomination packages.

By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL

"You

Who

would you have perform

at

next year’s Super Bowl halftime show

song Raise a Little Hell. Trooper asks, "It you don’t like what you got, why don’t you In

that old

change

it?”

Now’s your chance. The election of a new board of Conestoga Students is coming up in March. really want to make the election

directors “I

have

to

go

"I

with Jay-Z.”

Vuk Sik/nan, second-year

genera! arts and sciences

“I

Inc.

for

broadcasting,”

she

said.

in the

community.”

on their platforms and stay away from popularity." In order to do this, Stanciu is planning to meet with all ot the

much

as possible

Zeppelin.”

Conestoga's bathrooms and shop be getting an upgrade

areas will the

first

The

because I’ve loved them since was eight

college will be switching the

I

years

T-shirt

old.”

in

needed

are

time manage Directors

hours a week, and must also attend weekly and monthly meetings as well as

many CSI

"We do

more than faxing

a lot

focusing on working as a part of Conestoga, not a separate corporate entity. “The possibilities are endless

about your partner. Why not try wearing your heart

“I’d

have

to

on your sleeve, or anywhere else on your shirt for that matter? Conestoga’s Women’s Resource Group and Conestoga Students Inc. are co-sponsoring the Healthy Relationships T-shirt event on Feb. 6 and 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30

say

Metallica.”

Jesse Battista,

is

the

said. "I’ll vote again, if tised.

my to

for

me

it’s

adver-

has to be pretty convenient

It

to

do

it."

But he would never consider running himself because of the time

commitment. "I go time and I work full

to school full

time."

TIMELINE The CSI elections for 20082009 are almost upon on us. Here are some important upcoming dates: Feb. 1 1 - Nomination packages available for pick up in the CSI office

- Nomination pack-

Feb. 21

CSI

at the

office

- Candidates meet-

Feb. 22

CSI president March 3 - 7 - Campaigning March 4 - All-candidates ing with the

debate

in

March 3

-

the Atrium 7 - Vote online at

www. cones togastudents. com March 7 - Online

forward.’ she said.

moving

Second-year general arts and science student Dennis Jefferson said

tion available

polling sta-

on campus

dispensers coming

Refresh foam soap. This foam-based

replaced with a simpler, more visu-

product should create less mess and

ally

as

a

much.

it

In the

doesn't drip or leak

shop areas, Solopol, all natural walnut

soap with

grit

be used.

shell scrubbers, will

Soap dispensers

also

will

be

and

them,

to

that

they

pleasing and lower maintenance design. Changing the soap and dispensers will address environmental issues by reducing the amount of phosphates present

while being solvent

third

was

"It

year for this

like

hanging your

dirty

said.

There are now hundreds of simiprojects operating around the

lar

free.

After a

member

of the

Women’s

Resource Group witnessed such an at

Wilfrid Laurier University,

she suggested Conestoga run a similar one, but with a more positive

will

be

atrium

in

honour of Valentine’s Day. Volunteers are still needed

to

across

the

with the decorating of the shirts and the setup of the event.

assist

Anyone who would

like to volun-

would like more information about the event

teer their services, or

theme. college decided to have their

event promote

healthy,

positive

first-year

event, which invites students to dec-

relationships instead of focusing on

business foundations

orate blank T-shirts with words, pic-

negative and abusive ones.

tures or phrases that

and decorating supprovided free of charge, and you will be able to purchase your decorated shirt for a small cost afterwards if you wish. The following week, all of the decorated shirts will be hung on a T-shirt

clothesline

world.

event

The

plies

laundry out for people to see," she

The

p.m. in the cafeteria.

This

in

wanted

I

vote strategically against him.” he

ages due back

events.

and photocopying,” said Stanciu. She said last year’s CSI was stagnant and unable to get a lot of work done due to all of the issues with the college. This year they’ve been

pened

With Valentine’s Day coming up, you may be struggling to find the right way to express how you feel

radio broadcasting

was running - and

for the best interests of

students,” she said.

the

They com-

weren’t alone.

first-year

class

event promotes healthy relationships

By JOHN LINLEY

Katie Hunnnitzsch,

semester.

fall

who can it

misuse since

week of February.

current hand soap used in washrooms, wash stations and shop areas from the current pink soap to a new

“Our Lady Peace,

and are

New soap and

Mart Neetv, second-year

the

in

ed people

"We want students from nurs-

from engineering, police foun-

voted because someone

"I

ing grade for their program, and no

the U.S. presidential primary, will have a more diverse representation.

She’s also hoping to attract quality candidates. "I want to focus as

general arts and sciences

stu-

in the office about five

people

bring back the

Candidates must be full-time

dents with an academic average that is at least 10 per cent above the pass-

mitments that come with the job. “It’s important to get well-round-

"It’s a great experience for anyone. You get to meet a huge number of

“Led Zeppelin. Got to

planning.

also have to be able to fulfil the

ing,

financial planning

Stanciu cautions those.who think CSI is all about party

a position on

encourage students to participate, there will be an all-candidates debate and a polling station set up on campus. Stanciu hopes this year's race, like In order to

dations,

first-year

should focus on their credentials skills they have to offer.

and the

also the primary electoral officer.

dents.

Carlin Klotz.

Hopefuls

failures

Traditionally,

the Offspring.”

can’t deliver," she said.

campaign an event this year,’ said CSI president Roxy Stanciu, who is

most of the seven CSI directors have been business stu-

would go with

make promises you

can't

in last year's election.

he did vote

or the

Women’s Resource Group,

can contact Joan Magazine 748-5220, ext. 3749.

at

519-

show what they

think creates a healthy relationship.

The

idea

comes

from

the

Clothesline Project, a campaign to

“Anyone? Eminem. Definitely Eminem.” Lake Speers, second-year

genera! arts and sciences

Smile Conestoga, you could be our next respondent!

fight

violence against

women

in

Massachusetts in 1990, which had women decorating shirts -with

words or pictures illustrating what had happened to them. They then hung the shirts along a clothesline for everyone to see, and throughout the day more women came and added shirts to the line. Joan Magazine, a counsellor at the college, said the project was to

show women to

that they didn't

have

hide the things that had hap-

(Photo by John Lintey)

These are some examples of last year’s T-shirts decorated to show what makes a healthy relationship. Anyone can decorate a shirt at

no

cost.


News

Showcase By CHRISTOPHER MILLS ll

was

industry as houses and house construction, so this is an

a big night for the archi-

opportunity for them to see that

engineering technology department, but an even bigger night for three of

its

awful

there's an

more

lot

the

to

industry than just housing.”

Mel lord- Blarney

engi-

Construction,

Fedy

Partnership,

Construction

Ball

Inc.,

Greening Systems Inc., Pooling Ltd., GA Masonry,

ACL

neering technology

Construction Association and the

100 per cent the

ment.

a three-year

last

Scott estimated that

several years. a graduat-

in

40 students, 20 would work through the Network

Steel

city

The

first

best out of 12 by industry profes-

find

members

sionals attending the event.

event.

monetary prize - to give students a chance to meet and form networks with professionals and companies within the industry.

to an even larger professional audience and inform students about what the industry offers.

“For

those

that

are

he said.

are

students,

coming from

them do other energy efficiency

structures to mechanical-electrical

such as

systems,

and building codes. The program also encourages students to do vol-

recovery systems, solar panels on

unteer work with organizations like

drawings and the quality of their models that they've construct-

the roofs," he said.

ed. There’s less of an

huge learning experience.

about.”

is all

important for stu-

make connections so they can spend summers working in the industry.

"Students are here for three two-

semester years. They

summer

have two

terms, so that's almost a

their

the

the

year,

award

is

and

design

is.”

industry

things, they're so

that

are

much

We

learning

better

really

end of things.” Some of the companies

when

promote .that par-

ticipated in this year's event

were

third-year

The students were

to

“We it”

many

spent

he said. “Getting out into the

company owners impressed by our work gives us some confi-

the

ing

design a

dence."

At the end of the viewing time,

ment, with each team using a dif-

the

ferent model.

checked off

involves residential suites like

a

industry

representatives

chosen winner on Overall there were 12

ballot.

from design and

Humanity to gain expedo some work in the

rience and industry.

sleepless nights

school working on

at

into jobs ranging

Habitat for

industry can be intimidating so see-

high-rise residential seniors apart-

It

collection

home and

at

project

how good

based on

water

have

Flannery said the project was a

emphasis put on the quality of the design, but we leave that up to the faculty to decide," Scott said. “At the end of

fourth year," he said. “If they're in the

area. Students can get

students on their models and design

also

initiatives in their buildings

it's

one specific

“It’s

green roof, and

grey

Scott said

students get trained in a

is

variety of different things, not just

“There's a green initiative such as

we

program

a

our other and second years, to

see what the industry

ly that’s

broad based.”

designs, as well as to question the

“They're judging them on their presentation work, the quality of

they graduate.

program. “They think of the con-

also a part of the project.

is

choices.

first

whole wide range of the “And basicalwhat the program is: it's

"It's the

industry." Scott said.

Scott said one of the values of the

green/environmental

said

design

various

the

code

useful

a

it

students,

high school," said Peter Scott, co-

engineering technology

view

walk

making

really an opportunity for

ordinator of the architecture-construction

it,"

Scott

and

the building

all

and

space.”

the opportunity to

town and

in

requirements and zoning require-

industry

visiting

a real site

meeting

ect,

portion of the evening the

Waterloo, right

in

fair,

dents to

The purpose of the event is to inform industry about the program, spread knowledge of the program

many of them

around

but that’s part of

gather information.

up

is

they have to design the entire proj-

ments

provided

intended to be a job

Valley

of Kitchener’s building depart-

ing class of

"It’s not

Grand

the

Ltd.,

So we use

“The land

program with an enrolment of more than 200 students. The graduate employment rate has been at

The annual event is put on by the department's program advisory committee - which awards the

— Page 3

across from the Perimeter Institute.

health care for seniors," Scott said.

Roof Nedlaw

Corporation,

Bojan Markovic, Chris Skomorowski, Scott Flannery and Aron Henke - Team “I" - walked away from the program's Network 2008 event with a $300 prize. Their final project design was voted the

*

2008

teams being evaluated. The second half of the evening provided a reversal of roles as students were given the opportunity to move around to displays and booths set up by industrial reps and

Vanbots

dents.

is

apartment units plus other amenity spaces inside the building, such as a restaurant and maybe a salon or

The Walter

Habitat for Humanity,

Construction

Architecture-construction

stu-

4,

builds strong foundations

struction

tecture-construction

SPOKE, February

their

"Basically we tell students we're not training you for a job. we're training you for a career." he said. ‘"And that's one of the problems of attracting students in

They always come and say when I grad here what job am I going to do. Well. I can't tell you that. The world is your oyster and we're just opening it up for the first place.

you.”

Security on the lookout for bathroom vandals By HIEN DINH

someone

“We're

Conestoga

College's security asking students for help in stopping a series of re-occurring acts of vandalism. John Anderson, Conestoga’s safeservices

time removing the

vandal, said Anderson.

is

and security representative, said there have been approximately eight different cases of vandalism in

ty

hoping come forward and

say, ‘This is the

person I think it is. I heard son bragging about it.'"

Anyone

will

willing to

this per-

always can information with remain anonymous, Anderson said. “Students can personally report information

to

our office

where

These costs ultimately

lars.

effect

students.”

messages,

be shut down on Jan. 3 for a couple of days. “It got to the point where we had to repaint all the walls because we were getting so many complaints,”

Anderson

are really taunt-

work hard and they don’t need

2A400 men's

said the to

1

ing to the cleaning staff. People might think it’s funny to taunt the cleaning staff but these people

he said. "Still, you know it’s just a matter of time before this person decides they want to start up

this

kind of extra work.

costs for the

money

spent on the

repairs."

washroom had

"Some messages

come forward

graffiti.”

Security services are also concerned about the nature of these

Anderson

said the individual facing anything from a warning to expulsion from the college and a criminal record. “Vandalism is mischief. It's done on purpose. Defacing property is a criminal offence. It's called mis-

responsible

is

chief under $5,000."

Anderson

students

believes

they are not required to leave their names or they can write the infor-

“There have also been incidents with different racial and caricature

mation on a note and address it to the security office or simply drop it

graffiti. It’s all really

not to say the person responsible

off at the door.”

additional

won't move to other washrooms, he said, adding there have been fewer cases of vandalism in the

Anderson said there have been graffiti messages written on the washroom stalls and walls.

hand-dryers, soap dispensers and

considerable cost for

our physical resources team with

we do

vandal) and

you see something wrong happening then don't just keep it to yourself. We all have a responsibility to do something,” he said.

the additional costs ot repairs estimated in the thousands of dol-

involve the police then the college

"Ultimately, security services just

the

2A400 men's washroom

since

the beginning of the school year.

“Most of

the vandalism

fined to that

washroom

is

con-

but that's

women's washrooms. Security services wants to try to

use peer pressure to try and find the

"It's all at a

our maintenance and housekeeping staff who need to spend a lot of

Anderson

said

cases

again."

degrading.”

with

damaged

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become

all

.

the learning Peer Services

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would be looking

well.

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for

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— SPOKE, February

4,

Commentary

2008

Family Day

a big headache McGuinty word after

holiday was promised by Premier Dalton fall election campaign and he kept his

A new

during the

being put

in

power.

called Family Day, and will occur every third

is

It

Monday

in

February, this year on Feb. 18.

McGuinty stated that Ontarians deserve to have their hard work acknowledged with a day to spend time with their family. Now that Family Day has been added that makes nine statutory holidays in total for Ontario

workers and families.

nothing more valuable to families than time togethot er. And yet it seems tougher than ever to find, with so many released statement said in a McGuinty lives," busy such living us after the law was passed.

"There

is

Although the holiday seems like a great way for families to spend time together, it is not something that sits well with local retailers. In a Jan. 25 article in

The. Record. Sandra Stone, general man-

ager of Conestoga Mall, argued that

is

it

"We

just want a level open or all closed." Toronto malls such as the Eaton's Centre are allowed to remain open because they are considered tourist destinations that would

Mall cannot remain open on the holiday.

playing

"We

Stone.

field," said

are either

many

who work

associates

they should have the

same

rights as

their families, not be at

day with

in the stores believe that

everyone else and enjoy the

work

all

day.

Besides the debate about what will remain open and what will concerned about the costs of this hol-

not. Ontario taxpayers are iday.

Whether

stores

remain open or

not,

employees

will receive

holiday pay for the day. leaving some small business owners worried about the bottom dollar. City workers who have the day off will also need to be paid a significant amount of money to be on-call in case of any emergencies. At this time of the year the biggest worry is clearing roads during or after a storm or lixing

an article

in

The Record on

Jan. 8,

CUPE

Ontario president

Sid Ryan said this holiday will drive a strike for unionized workers

who

not

is

don't qualify for holiday pay on Family

Day because

it

in their contract.

"When rest who

a public holiday

don't get

McGuinty did

it

not

is

granted to one group of workers, the

are going to fight to get

make

it

it."

said Ryan.

all

holidays. to give families more become more of an inconvenience

Although Family Day was legislated time to spend together

has

it

workers. Students and most workers will have the day

off.

The only stores that will remain open are convenience stores, some pharmacies and businesses that are allowed and want to open. Malls and other services will be fined $500 for a first offence

if

they remain open.

tions, especially with tuition prices

stu-

rising annually.

dents will need to worry about

more

A

than just rising tuition

paying 2.8 per cent more

their budgets.

fees in

The Ontario

Universities'

Application Centre

where fill

all

These supplemental fees go

students need to go to

out an application with their

schools and programs of choice-.

This

site is

want

to

used by students

who

apply to universities. in

even consider accepting students. Applying to Ontario colleges is reasonably cheaper. Students have

load.

at

up

1

$310

to three

for.

Students

$110

to

universities

was annoyed

1

apply to more

that

waste of money

pay an additional $35 per choice.

accepted.

total

wouldn't be so bad

if

I

live

if

strict

wanted

budget and

although

where from $40

couple of other programs,

to

$100 per

uni-

something

1

wouldn't have been able

was forced

called supplemental/document

it

evaluafees which only apply to

sacrifices.

so

I

applying to post-secondary

is

letters to the

should be signed and include the

and telephone number contacted

No unsigned

money can

quickly

end

I

phone,

I

know

disappear.

hardly had enough 1

1

1

constantly find myself

strapped for cash even though try

questionable that students

pay for simply institu-

I

my

hard to follow to school

know I'm

is

1

budget.

not cheap and

not alone

when

I

say

college students need a break

from these

costs.

Spoke

welcome

Spoke welcomes

it

for

how

Going

these fees.

tind

knew

make some

to

my

$50 a month

application fee.

to afford

have prevented with a

1

I

loans.

scraps leftover to pay for that $3

apply to a

to

all

with

$40 each week on groceries and

In the

on a

left

spending $50 each week on gas,

don't get

1

that

After paying $3,000 for tuition,

I

application

the centre didn't also charge any-

versity choice, for

government student

five

to say.

showed

college graduates were

could easily end up being a

than three programs are required to

That

and

report also

approximately 41 per cent of

had to spend so

much money on an

program choices.

who want

two

for

program choices. Needless

that every initial

1

recently submitted a university

dent decides to apply

up

overall debt of $ 2,600.

The

are even required to

editor. Letters

lege student finished school with an

to five

application and paid a ridiculous

for

According to a 2004 report from Canada, the average col-

for a set fee of $85.

number

it

to their already high debt-

Statistics

two or more colleges

of schools and programs each stu-

The website explains

adds

just

programs

$158 but can quickly

increase depending on the

in the

pay such hefty fees because

to

directly to universities before they

the option of picking

Ontario.

starts at

in tuition

2007 than they were

College students shouldn’t need

the website

is

said university students are

previous school year.

school students are exempt from

Letters are

Statistics

application fees also ripping into

college and mature students. High

of research and public feedback.

from

report

Canada

The implementation of Family Day has become more of a fiasco than a holiday, something the McGuinty government could bit

2007

thanks to expensive university

application will cost an

workers could take contract does not cover new

clear that not

part in this holiday because their

to

University-bound Conestoga

Application fees for university

a broken water line. In

University application fees a rip-off

all

be visited on holidays. Stone may not approve of the fact that the mall will not open,

however,

Muzzle us to prevent injury

not fair that Conestoga

name

of the writer. Writers will for verification.

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be

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News

SPOKE, February

2008

4,

— Page 5

Nominate an excellent teacher By KERRY REED

students and tiny

The Aubrey Hagar Distinguished Teaching Award was created in 1986,

Aubrey

alter

administrator

Hagar,

an

loved,"

Nominations

said

gift,

a

lish

"Instead of a

Aubrey wanted

fund

teachers

give

to

at the

$800

As

well

as

development

as

a

specially

designed iripipe and a framed Conestoga College coat of arms. “The committee receives a num-

a result

1

commit-

package each year for

Muzzle dogs

is

it

up

to

the

committee

nominee lor that "The better the nomination package the better chance the nominee has to win. pick

the

best

am

so impressed with

teachers there are

words people use describe dogs. However, dogs often

animals and can

still

The Record,

24

at

a

PetSmart

attention but the

store

college.

was hard

medical

his injuries.

Leanne Mountford

let

I

as

owners think they

can control their dogs and know how the dogs will react, think it's very difficult to know how a dog will respond when placed in a I

small area with other dogs and people they've never

A

met before.

there

are

smaller dogs

out

there that can be quite vicious.

Young children seem looking

animals and

at

parent.

I

difficult

lot ot

blood and the

need for medical treatment.

c

felt

more nervous

For more information on a faculty

how member or

package, contact Torbay bay@conestogae.on.ca.

"The teaching award

a

for

me

to accept

Oscars.

it

team person and not

It

is

an individual person.

best

because everyone deserves

said Torbay.

1

think to

would

I

my

let

if

to I

find

love

were a it

very

even

child,

if

dog jumping at a young child. At least if they had muzzles, they

a big

wouldn't be able to bite anyone. Tracy Conrad of PetSmart's head

ning. they

feel that all

it.

like the

is

not to say that

all

the

all

deserve

wins

candidate

it

but.

that

the

year."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

of cars

encouraged bus transportahave to comment that I

1

little

parking pass

is

less than the cost

when you

Next. Conestoga could form an agreement with Grand River

me

Transit to reduce the bus pass cost

more preferred transportation than

45 to 90 minutes to get to and from school compared with the 15 minutes by car. The college is simply not giving us enough rea-

taking the bus.

A

lot

of the pros for taking the

bus mentioned

non-issues Students

in

for

who

the article are

many

students.

require vehicles for

work or have regular access to their parents' vehicles do not

make

buy a vehicle for school; they already have one. the choice to

student currently has a vehiis little reason, short of environmental concern, to take the bus. With a car in the driveway, payments are insurance and If a

cle, there

ly at

school. Currently

it

takes

sons to take public transportation.

When

it

comes

to

encouraging

people to take the bus, those with cars often don't care about the environmental benefits and would rather relax with their extra half an hour or more at school than on the bus ride. If driving is easy, accessible and cheaper, most people will

do it. With

all

these

take the bus,

According

owner

of

charged

to

the

The Record, the husky was not

Waterloo

and

Next, the cost of the

minimum

it

ing the

students. Although it is a mandatory bus pass fee. my husband at Wilfrid Laurier University pays $40 each semester for what bus riders at Conestoga pay $189. Not only would that encourage people to take the bus. it would also facilitate safe rides to and from bars and parties and may even prevent someone from drinking and driving. It may be difficult to change our to the

.

ways, but think about what's curhappening to our world. If we can make some sacrifices and leant to enjoy a slower, more eco-friendiy future, we may have more time to enjoy what nature has to offer. rently

reasons not to important to rec-

Well,

into the store.

people justify their school each day.

to drive to

consider the time spent riding a bus that could be used productive-

benefit listed in the article.

welcome

that requires

convince people to ride the bus. time to be straight: the college simply makes driving a car much

ognize that the environment is suffering with the number of cars on the road. What can the college do?

are

space available,

need

that cost dissolves

cars pay for both their vehicle and a bus pass, eliminating the cost

all

less

and

dogs must look at its policy that be leashed and all leashed animals

the

With

the school could put in a system

not taken a second

told

company has

that

a start.

bus pass. The only extra expense for those with cars is gas. of a

required whether or not the vehicle is being driven. People with

The Record

may

it's

be painful but limit-

number of parking

spots

is

Josalyn Wiebe

bachelor of science, nursing

regional

police said they are satisfied the husky does not pose a threat to the

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER:

public.

one out of every hundred women might become anorexic? Estimates one hundred college-age of the frequency of bulimia vary from five to twenty out of women. Men also develop both disorders, but in much smaller numbers. Did you know

ELECTION NOTICE AND CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

Eating Disorders

that

Anorexia nervosa

COLLEGE tNSnTUTE OF ONE PERSON IS TO BE ELECTED AS A MEMBER OF THE CONESTOGA OF 1HE TECHNOLOGY AND ADVANCED LEARNING BOARD OF GOVERNORS FROM EA£H FOLLOWING TWO CATEGORIES:

is

characterized by an all-consuming fear of

getting

fat.

Thete

is

an

compulsive exeteising. intense preoccupation with food, body size and sometimes weight. Serious health Dieting can gradually lead to a loss exceeding 25% of original and lowered heart rate occur. Some issues such as cessation of menstruation, malnutrition starve themselves to death.

as follows:

vomiting or the use a cycle of uncontrolled binge eating and purging through cases, absorb nearly extreme more in can, of laxatives. This extremely debilitating pattern Frequent isolation. and depression lead to all of a person's time, energy and money, and cardiac and to the teeth, throat and esophagus. Kkiney

Bulimia

STMPENT MEM B E R in a to all full-time and part-time students enrolled other related courses leading to a diploma, certificate, or

Open

program of instruction (a group of document awarded by the Board of

is

vomiting can cause damage

Governors).

Term of Office: September

1,

2008 - August

31,

2009

(candidate must plan to be enrolled

problems are a danger.

as a student during the term of office)

ACADEMIC MEMBER

An

Conestoga College, All persons employed by the Board of Governors, Staff Members. basis, who are neither Administrative nor Support

Term of Office: September

1,

2008

-

on a

full-time or part-time

important

acknowledge

overcoming Eating Disorders is for the individual to herself and to a professional that a problem exists. Medical and

first

to

psychological help

August 31, 2011

step in

is

benefit life

is

available in this

community. Talk

to a counsellor in Counselling

Health Services Office, Doon Campus. One immediate part of one the feeling of relief at no longer having to keep such an important

Services or the nurse

same as those for externally The terms of reference for these elected eternal members are the forms will be posted on February appointed members of the Board of Governors. Nomination Secretary -Treasurer ot 2008. Nomination forms will also be available in Kevin Multan's office.

in the

s

a secret.

18,

EATING DISORDERS AWARENESS WEEK - February 4- 8.

the Board.

Closing date for nominations: March 6, 2008 Lists of

to

etor-

at

CONESTOGA

Eligibility is

to

nominees are not worthy of win-

nominees should receive the award

It's

me, walk around with an unfamiliar dog nearby. What if a dog did lash out? Even when dogs play sometimes, they don't tend to notice how rough they are being. I've almost been knocked over by a dog jumping up on me, so imagine

A

neighbour of mine who has a golden retriever had quite a scare when her dog's ear was bitten by a small dog, drawing a

never

life."

Geoff Johnstone, professor of liberal studies, received the award

to

OpinioJi

office

of people seem to think it's only big dogs that pose a threat, but while their size may be intimidatlot

ing,

am

I

my

year."

believe the listed benefits do

right beside

dogs in on leashes, but think all dogs that go into the stores should have to wear muzzles.

As much

1

speech.

gel the information and nomination

“It

because

I

nominate

back.

at the

After reading the Jan. 21 article

in

young dog died of

Quite a few pet stores

my

classes

in

I

I

nominated them, they resubmit an application form as many times as they like for each

that

husky

Kitchener and shook him. Staff rushed the dog to a neighbouring veterinary clinic to seek

my* soccer players. kept telling them not to nominate me but they planned this huge con-

the year they

are

pieked up a one-year-old Yorkshire terrier

37 years of teaching in have not been nervous but standing up in front of everyone at convocation giving a

students, the faculty,

family and

The convenience

article in

a six-year-old

my

nated by

"Aubrey Hagar was a mentor of mine when first started teaching

can.

my

"In

was an honour and a huge surprise for me to win the award." said Johnstone. "I was secretly nomi-

one's favourite teacher did not win

tion,

to a Jan.

2006. "It

to

dictable.

According

in

spiracy behind

stores

in

unpre-

be

the

all

the school

and unfortunately, only one can he chosen per year. Although if someat

Friendly, playful, cute and cuddly

are

to

year," said Torbay.

"I

be

will

prol essional

in

lunds

excellent

to

college.

retire-

to estab-

of his wishes, a selection

tee puts out a

a

accepted until March 10 and the winner of the award will be honoured at the 2008 convocation. The winner will walk away with

Edith Torbay, chair of professional development, quality assurance and prior learning assessment and

ment

is

non-voting member.

“Aubrey was well

her of nominations lor this award hut,

who

be obtained from Torbay,

College, retired.

recognition.

nominate

to

To nominate a candidate, a form can be requested from any member of the selection committee or can

Conestoga

lor

faculty

teacher for this award."

Counselling Services March

17,

2008

ELECTION DATE: TUESDAY, APRIL

1,

2008

nominees to be posted on campus

bulletin

boards on

is

organizing display tables at

week.

A Message

2008

Door #3 and E-Wing foyer

from Counselling Sen-ices, 1A103.

for the


Page 6

— SPOKE,

February

K-W

4,

Feature

2008

hard by health-care

hit

30,000 people are without a family doctor By ELIZABETH BATE

ate without a family physician,

decide to stay If you've come to Conestoga College from another region, chances are you don't have a famphysician, and you're not ily

alone.

According

Greater

the

to

Chamber

Kitchener- Waterloo

of

there are an estimated

Commerce,

30.000 people in KitchenerWaterloo without a family doctor. Students at Conestoga College

when

are lucky,

they get sick they

can book an appointment with one of the three physicians who work part-time

the

in

health centre

at

April

Until

doctors. This area

who

health

are

also

centre

sick.

The

provides on-

going care for all students, especially those without a physician in this area.

"There out

a shortage of doctors

is

in the

community and even

urgent care centres there

wait

list."

is

in

a long

she says. "Emergency

wait times are huge."

As

well as giving students a reg-

ular physician,

can give them

the

centre

health

an alternative to the

emergency waiting room, since it has a nurse on-hand for first aid and urgent care. The care at the health centre is paid for by student fees, but unlike

many

student fee-based services at the college, the health centre is available to

both

full-

and part-time students.

"What the doctors (at Conestoga) want you to know is that they can respond faster to you here,” Moore says.

"In fact, there’s a shortage

everywhere

except

else

Students should take advantage

of the health centre's services while they can, because those

who

gradu-

was designated

more than

are

there

that

1,380

patients per general practitioner

average

was

"It

on

any one area.

in

originally

created

for

Mary Sue

northern Ontario," says

vice-president

of the

chamber of commerce and

the per-

Fitzpatrick,

son

charge of physician recruit-

in

for this area. “All of a sudden,

southern Ontario communities are going 'we qualify for this,’ so they

The under-serviced designation gives communities an advantage

when

trying to persuade medical

school graduates to move to their area. Canadian medical students who choose to spend five years practising

in

an

under-serviced

much

$55,000 from the province. Forty thousand dollars of that comes in the form of a tuition rebate, and the other $15,000 is a re-location incentive to help students move. As well, physicians from other countries must spend their first five years area can get as

practising in area if they

an

under-serviced

want

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

as

to

work

in

Canada.

Grand River Hospital’s emergency rooms are long. With the majority of doctors in The the area reaching retirement age in the next 10 years, they won’t be getting shorter any time soon. wait times at

is

number is quite the 2006 census

ideas that

is

a

problem with the way the province numbers for the designa-

tallies the

a

bit

higher than

for Kitchener

and

numbers

will

show

disparity in the years to

record

Canada

number

of

greater

come.

doctors

A in

are over the age of 50, and

may improve our

The

the

first is

Also, Kitchener-Waterloo has also

promote both

sus data, which does not include

been designated a Priority Urban Growth Centre by the province, meaning that our population will experience exponential growth in the next few years.

plete care.

the massive student population in

The province does, how-

this area.

ever, count the full-time physicians at the universities

the doctors

working

among

in the area.

Kitchener-Waterloo has an

mated

population

of

esti-

nearly

retire

in

the

next

Even so, Fitzpatrick holds out hope that the problem will get better.

not worse. Kitchener-Waterloo

health team models

and more com-

faster

Patients are registered

with one family doctor, but

doctor

is

that

if

not available they can see

any doctor

in

the clinic. This allows

patients to see doctors faster and

many

over longer hours. As well,

family health team clinics, including

the

now

three

operating

have

Kitchener- Waterloo, services

available

to

in

other

patients,

including nurse practitioners, dieticians and massage therapists.

the Greater Waterloo Region. Teaching hospitals will include Grand River, St. Mary’s, Guelph and the Homewood Centre. As well, there is the hope that doctors

who train here, will practise here. “We know by and large that peo-

team model is the future of family medicine. The program is still being tested and reviewed by the province, but will be seen in more communities if it proves successbeing a

In addition to

family

team

health

where they’ve had good

medical

first-year

enroll.

had

students

Cathy Morris, chief of

staff

Cambridge Memorial Hospital

and the medical school's regional associate dean, hopes to have 45

students

and 42 residents

at

the

school by 2014.

The school on Queen

is

Kitchener, until

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

clinical

family and friends are.”

But just a 20-minute drive from Kitchener, the province’s formula for determining the under-serviced

may

designation

present

another

problem. Cambridge, considered a

K-W,

separate area from

$55,000

that

goes with

and

with

school) that’s

the

it.

coming out

“If you’re just

$180,000

main-

still

designation

the

tains

very

(of

loans

of

attractive,”

says Fitzpatrick.

not

“It’s

like

we have

these extra doctors

all

just

Sue Peterson

models.

Kitchener- Waterloo campus,

The Kitchener campus of McMaster’s new medical school is under construction. It will share a building with UW’s school of pharmacy. The community hopes that doctors who train here will stay here.

says

experience training and where their

test-site for

welcomed a new medical school this past fall. In September of 2007, the McMaster Medical School,

Cambridge

But

North in permanent loca-

Street its

if

doctors can drive the 20

Cambridge, Fitzpatrick too can patients. However, Sue Peterson, in charge of doctor recruitment for the minutes

reasons,

to

so

Chamber

Cambridge Commerce, Cambridge influx

temporarily located

Chandler of

Commerce

of

isn’t set

is

up

sure

from

"It’s

extra

not like

we have

doctors

just

doctor.

The students and

residents will

all

looking

macological school on King Street in Waterloo.

finished.

the

Kitchener-Waterloo area.

don’t ask where patients

is

of that

handle an

to

patients

The campus will be located in the same building as University of Waterloo’s new phar-

tion

are going

hat,”

Morris. “They tend to go and stay

Kitchener- Waterloo

St

out of a

practise

looking for patients.”

ful.

15

where they

ple don’t pull

medical

Fitzpatrick says the family health

the

get their practical training within

to

population, the province uses cen-

will

provincially

in return.

The family

order to determine an area's

new

designated family health team models. These are clinics that contain multiple family practitioners in one office and receive provincial funding and tax breaks

10 years.

tion. In

health-

care situation.

Waterloo recorded, a combined population of 320,000. As well, Fitzpatrick estimates

two new innovative

the site of

328.000 including students. This

that the

Fitzpatrick feels that there

who work

Conestoga.”

province

the

under serviced, a term that means

applied."

students

2007

doing something to help Kitchener-Waterloo attract more

stand that doctors at the health cen-

for

"orphaned

was

ment

don't just provide urgent care

and

patients."

Doon campus. Anne Moore, manager of Student Services, wants students to undertre

area

in this

the region, will

of the

ranks

the

join

in

crisis

these for

patients," she says.

However, Peterson admits they live when

they call the

chamber looking

Continued on Page 7

for a


Feature

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Doctors: Region’s physicians are Continued from Page 6 The Cambridge Chamber of Commerce has over 500 families on

orphaned patient

its

tres.

That’s

list.

2.000 people without a physician for a population of over 120,000 according to the 2006 census, although

Peterson

the census

the

Peterson expects them to be filled by this summer. Fitzpatrick

that

says KitchenerWaterloo also has another problem

are lower than

contributing to the shortage that

estimates

numbers

by about

population

actual

Cambridge doesn’t appear

20.000 people.

In

“The (under-serviced)

who

practise in under-serv-

iced communities must stay in their chosen communities for live years. Doctors who do not receive the funding can move wherever they

arbitrary.” Dr. Cathy Morris,

CMH

chief ofstaff.

order to maintain their provinfunding under the designation,

doctors

numbers are somewhat

whenever they

like,

family doctors list,

Cambridge

will

three

money

they

under-serviced

cap on the number of physicians per year that communities can

part to

receive

for

designation

Cambridge

the

and

itself.

fall.

“We've been very lucky," says Peterson. "We've been very busy since August last year.” Cambridge is also a testing site for the

new family

million renovation

The newer

to five years.

add

to the attraction

how much is it costing?

of the city’s 75 physicians hospital privileges, while in all

Each year the Chamber holds a recruitment weekend, which brings in outside physicians and medical students to show them the area. Fitzpatrick says the weekend highlights the family medical teams, the hospital and real estate opportunities for doctors looking to move to the

doctors practising

Being able

means

hospital

can

patients

better

who need

Despite

in

the area.

to practise

medicine

that family

doc-

care

their

for

to be admitted.

advantages that Cambridge has over KitchenerWaterloo, Morris admits that the the

under-serviced designation

always

is

"In reality, what

going for

it

is

Cambridge has

we're within an hour

of Toronto and we’re a nice community,” she says.

health team cen-

In addition to

being a nice com-

is

not

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Fitzpatrick

will

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change soon. “It’s under review, and has been

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THE RECRUITMENT EFFORT

physicians.

can allow

2008

the next three

in

number of years,” she says. Other than seeking new doctors, not much more can be done to combat the problem. For now, doctors are taking on more patients, with some seeing close to 3,000 people. With these high numbers, Morris says that doctors everywhere are beginning to feel the

one designated area. In 2007 Cambridge got seven new doctors and in the first part of 2008 they have already recruited five, all of whom will start working area before

Memorial

for a

practi-

tioners are allowed per year in any

in the

Cambridge

munity,

Hospital will be undergoing a $90-

“The

Peterson attributes part of that to the

a

Only 10 new family

last

died.

comes

under-serviced designation

the

in

two

only

lost

one moved and the other

years,

need 17 new physicians. That doesn’t seem like many, but with the

recruit.

like.

Cambridge has

order to gel removed from the

under-serviced

to Have,

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Living with By FRANCA MAIO Imagine doctor’s

silting in a chair in

office,

listening

your the

to

would gel a bit annoying because they would stare at me." ( on nor said she had trouble

some

test

doctor,

but

understanding her classmates’ fascination because testing herself has always been a part of her routine.

you have no eluc what he is talking about because your head is still buzzing from the first word belaid,

from time to time, but they do get what it is," she said.

physician

about

talk

You hear

results.

the

My

diabetes.

C

Connor Taylor is who lives with Type

12-year-old

a I

diabetes.

what

she can

eat

for

breakfast.

“Whatever my number is and what am having for breakfast kind of mix with each other," she said. "Because am insulin dependent, it I

I

is

onnor

afterschool

important know the carbs.” Connor counts the amount of carI

choir and a

and

ask questions

still

participates

basketball

She said a typical day starts with checking her blood to see how high or low her blood sugar is and then deciding

friends

also

many

in

activities

including

on the school team, young women's group

tries

to

time

find

homework. She said keeping

for

Connor

most days

said

living

not an issue,

is

a

is

it

part of her daily routine, but then

when she wants

there are days

to

bohydrates, so she can better calcu-

have

late the amount of insulin she will need to control her sugar level.

have to worry about her insulin or monitor her blood sugar levels.

According

Yahoo

to

Health,

depending on how many carbohydrates a

Type

I

diabetic

consumes

during one meal, they will calculate

how much

insulin

they

will

need to regulate their sugar.

Connor

said she gives herself an needle before leaving for,

insulin

school.

During the

nutrition break at

first

that extra slice

She said she

when

it

is

insulin shot.

Connor Grade 3

said

was not

it

that other children

until

would

ask her questions about the disease.

“They

would

watch me test "Sometimes it

myself." she said.

make

will

at the

am a Type Almost 10 years ago. when was was diagnosed with 16 years old, the disease. It was at a time when it was not widely known that younger 1

1

I

adults could develop the disease.

1

was diagnosed early saw the warnbecause my ’ ing signs, some of which included

was lucky

1

parents

moodiness and increased For

many

years,

my

thirst.

disease

She

which

last

is

already bruised

needle.

said the smaller needle used

blood sugar levels does not hurt, although it used to tingle. Connor was diagnosed at the age of five. Dawn Taylor, Connor's mother,

when her daughter was diagnosed the family pulled together.

said

I

lost

over

1

I

1

The needle

hurts a

pain threshold

is

“Our concern came when we found out later on that the only thing that saved Connor was that she was an overweight child

Her

age.

because

actually

lat

that

at that

saved

her

what the diabetes

is

was eating," said Dawn. She said she quickly took control of keeping up with Connor’s insulin and blood sugar monitoring, something she still keeps a close eye on today. There is another type of diabetes which affects people of all ages. Type 2 diabetes, in the past, affected adults but lately more children are being diagnosed with the disease.

There

that

eating

lot,

also a misconception

is

much sugar

too

will

give them the disease. Dr. cialist

too

Glenn Martin, a diabetic spein Cambridge, said eating

many

chocolate bars or gummy not cause you to

would

bears

develop diabetes. “It is

not the direct result of eat-

much sugar,” he said. “However, Type 2 diabetes is com-

(Photo by Franca Maio)

ing -too

Connor Taylor gives

herself a

dose

of insulin.

mon in those who are overweight. Eating too many calories does, in that way, increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.”

Diet alone, or

Type

and

pills

2 diabetes.

diet

It

is

can non-

insulin dependent, which means people with Type 2 diabetes still produce some insulin. For more information you can check out the Canadian Diabetes website at Association's

www.diabetes.ca or

talk to a doc-

tor.

of diabetes

30 pounds just from adjusting my diet and limiting the amount of junk ate. still eat a balanced diet, with a few sweets occasionally. was put on Seven years ago, medication to help control my blood sugar. test myself daily, trying to keep a good sugar balance. I

to give

the needle within a 48-hour

lime period and they weren’t overly concerned about the disease.

control

to test

because

my

ing act. everything in moderation.

Diabetes

1

a disease that will

is

always be with me, no do where go or what am getting time passes, having it around. It is like 1

1

I

matter

and as used to an

irri-

tating best friend that will not

go

away. Dr.

Glenn Martin, a diabetic speCambridge, said it is not

cialist in

known

low.

can eat whatever want in moderation. It is the key to the balanc1

was

end.

Connor said the insulin needle more because sometimes she

controlled by diet alone.

2 diabetic.

easier

hurts

The other form By FRANCA MAIO

it

time for a needle. Right

marker with a needle

hits a spot

second nutrition break. She also goes down to the main office for an

and

now, she injects herself using a device which looks similar to a

from the

p.m. during the

about

she might be moving to the insulin

pump, which

school, she has a snack and then I

excited

starting high school in the fall

eats lunch

around

of cake or not

is

She said they learned how

Connor

Diabetes

1

'

of her

track

blood sugar levels and insulin is very important while keeping busy with different activities. with diabetes

Type

insulin.

if

1

need

will ever

As long

sugar levels,

I

as

control

1

can avoid

(Photo by t-ranca Maio)

to take

my

and her blood monitor, holn her keen her blood suaar levels under control.

Connor \A/hirh

it.

sits

with her insulin needles

tools

FACTS ABOUT DIABETES According to the Canadian insulin or your body does not include having a relative with Diabetes Association, over two properly use the insulin it pro- the disease, being overweight, high blood pressure and having million Canadians have dia- duces. gestational diabetes according betes.

I

According to the CDA, Type 1 to the diabetes is when your pancreas

I

There are three of diabetes, Type I

different types

CDA.

Type 2 and does not produce insulin. Insulin I Some of the symptoms extreme is a hormone which helps regu- include extreme thirst, weight gain or loss, fatigue or late blood sugar levels. the feeling of having little energy I Gestational diabetes affects and frequent bathroom. called something also There is I increasit pregnant women and es the risk of mother and child pre-diabetes which is having of developing the disease, accord- blood sugar levels which aren't I Some of the complications high enough to fit into the cate- diabetes can be blindness, kiding to the CDA. gory of diabetes, but still are an ney problems, nerve damage to the highs and I According to the Canadian indicator that you are at a very due 1

,

gestational diabetes.

1

(Photo by Franca Maio)

Testing blood sugar levels daily helps a diabetic

sugar number under control.

keep

their

blood

Diabetes Association. Type 2 high risk, diabetes is when your pancreas not produce enough I Some does

according to the

CDA. blood

sugar, heart d

stroke. of

the

risk

factors

Source: www. diabetes, c^-.


Page 10

— SPOKE, February

KPIs make Conestoga No.

Will By JACKIE

ALLWOOD

When you made to

the decision to

Conestoga,

been because of

its

may have

it

number

1

rank-

ing.

Performance

Key

Indicators

(KPIs) are tabulated to

come up

with that ranking and the survey

is

going to be conducted in classrooms in the coming weeks.

you are a second- or third-year student you may be familiar with If

the survey, but

student you

if

why we do them. a member of CSI

are for and

Zack

come

News

2008

4,

you’re a first-year

may wonder what

they

Luft,

Have the summer

tario.org, the

KPIs have been man-

the surveys.

dated since

1998 by the Ontario

Luft said

across the province to rate their sat-

government

isfaction with their colleges.

data in five areas.

"It (the KPI) is a comparing ground for colleges in Ontario,” he

isfaction,

are surveys

said.

The KPIs

are regulated and dis-

of

your

&

administering

for

does that

areas rated are graduate sat-

student

responsible

isn’t

college

the

it,

but they audit the

part,

“CSI

employer satisfaction, employment rate and graduation rate.

is

we

involved because

are a

neutral third party,” he said. If

you

are interested

how

the col-

lege has been ranked in previous

Training, Colleges and Universities

years you are able to go to the

and they measure everything from satisfaction of the food services in

any choice on what is asked on the survey but they do get to ask five college specific questions on the

the college to graduate satisfaction.

survey.

KPI results, but you must ask for them by year.

by

the

Ministry

What

life

can’t find out

CD

and ask for the

LRC

containing the

how you

indi-

is

Luft

confidential,”

all

said. -

“You can see what areas need improvement and which areas have tracked well.”

Some

survey.

satisfaction,

Luft said the college doesn't have

of the surveys were com-

November by co-op and placement students because they

pleted in

are not at the college in the winter

semester.

The

KPIs

results for this year's

be available

will

April on the

in

Colleges Ontario website after they

have been completed.

do when you get a cold

to

By ELIZABETH BATE

at

the beautiful

Riding, Mt. Biking, Theatre,

Magic, Arts

The

and report on

to collect

"You

vidually ranked the college because it

CSI

of

tributed

a prestigious coed Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, 2 Vz hours from NYC. We’re seeking counselors who can teach any Team & Individual Sports, Tennis, Gymnastics, Horseback in

CSI members will be in classrooms handing out and collecting

Colleges

the

to

Ontario website, www.collegeson-

completed by students

board of directors, said the KPIs

CLASSIFIED

sleepaway camp

According

again?

1

it's

not true.

Conestoga health centre, says weather does not cause

the

Crafts, Pioneering, Climbing Tower,

that winter

Water Sports, Music, Dance, or Science. Great and perks. Plenty of free time. Internships available for many majors. Interviews on Feb 6.

colds or the flu because both are viruses.

salaries

“People are in enclosed environments and pass things on to each other (in the winter),” says Warren. Information from Public Health

Apply online at <http://www.islandlake.com/> www.islandlake.com. Call 800-869-6083 for

tells

wear something warm or you'll catch a cold, you can tell her to

Dr. Janet Warren, a physician with

Tech Theatre, Circus,

between 9 and 5 eastern time on weekdays

The next time your mother you

more

information.info@islandlake.com.

Canada confirms viruses increases

the

incidence of

the winter due to

in

more close contact with others. So what can you do to avoid a nasty cold or even the flu this sea-

son?

“Everyone’s looking for a quick and they want some magic drug,”

fix

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“The

Warren suggests to

is

stick

best thing

is

to

and sleep.” a

to

that the best plan

schedule

regular

which includes following Canada’s food guide, getting to bed at the same time every night, getting eight

fluids.

hours of sleep and regular exercise.

vaporizer,

These all work to help lower stress and keep your immune system in good shape.

combat

Public

hand

Health

washing,

Canada saying

stresses

you

men

more

are also being affected.

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK FEBRUARY 4-8 See

displays at E-Wing foyer and Door

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IF YOU THINK YOU MA Y HA VE AN EA TING DISORDER OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT A FRIEND, GO TO COUNSELLING SERVICES (1A103) or HEALTH SERVICES (1A102)

antiin

however,

ing

them through

Common

the

cold

air.

courtesy

also

close contact with others, going to

just has to run lot

its

course.

of colds really vary last,

they can

last

in

two

to

weeks even,” Warren says. She says cold sufferers should see a doctor if the cold suddenly becomes worse instead of better, or if

they develop a fever or have trou-

and

followed exactly.

It is

lots

of

is

will

the

best

rest

school or work sick will increase

Both Warren and Health Canada promote common cold courtesy saycold

Not only

you’re

your chances of infecting the people around you.

not covered by your student health

that

sick.

home when

available over

plan.

ing

includes staying

must be

the counter at most, pharmacies, but

how

ble breathing, otherwise, the patient

other causes combined. Increasingly

all

or sneezing

your sleeve, as it will absorb the germs and lower the chance of pass-

but only in the very early stages of

just needs plenty of rest

than

flu-recovery,

Health Canada also

the cold and the directions

three

Eating Disorders, including anorexia and bulimia are serious illnesses that kill more women, ages 15-24

or

handy.

into

air,

biotics or other drugs to assist

cold-

tissue

recommends coughing

you do get sick, Warren says there is no drug that can make it bet-

Hand washing helps to remove may cause viruses.

If

“A

OUR ATTITUDES!!

winter to

may help. commonly ask for

the dry

Patients

the use of a

in

bacteria that

time.

long they

IT’S

especially

decrease your healing time, but because viruses are spread through

that

should wash your hands frequently, with warm water, for 20 seconds at a

ter, it

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Warren also says

Warren says the drugs do not help to rid the body of viruses. She says there has been some evidence the drug ColdFX will work,

1-888-549-2963.

IT’S

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

Janet Warren, a physician at the Conestoga health centre, said winter colds are best avoided by eating right, getting lots of sleep and washing your hands. Dr.

sufferers

should

Even though cold weather doesn’t cause colds, Warren still recom-

mends using common sense. “Dress warmly for the weather, gloves and hats when needed,” she

amount they wash

their

says.

hands and they should cover

their

activities outdoors, don't forget the

mouths with a cough or sneeze.

they

increase the

tissue If

when

you don’t have a

“If

you are doing sports or

sun protection because you can

still

get burned.”

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4,

2008

— Page 11 .

(Photos by Jackie Attwood)

A

breath of fresh air

Trevor McCoskey, centre, and Jeff Paul, respiratory therapy students, set ing a baby’s breathing pattern.

equipment

in

up a

right,

both second-year

used for monitorThe students were using the ventilator

the respiratory lab for the

first

time. Below, Kristy

MOVIE ADMISSION,

REGULAR POPCORN & REGULAR SOFT DRINK

and Stephanie MacKenzie, both second-year respiramodes on the ventilation machine and see how they react with different patients. Kristy is holding her breath to see if the ventilator would manually breathe Rice,

left,

tory therapy students, explore different

for her.

EMPIRE THEATRES

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Orientation

Leaders Applications are available in Student Life Office Office - Waterloo

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OR online at www.conestogac.on.ca/studentlife

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— SPOKE, February

4,

News

2008

Students urged to get involved By WEI-LON LEE Feeling the winter blahs? The new student life team can help. The staff at the student life office invite you to come to the Student

and get involved in making the most out of your student experience at Conestoga. Life Centre

"There are so many opportunities, for students to get involved in life

on campus, and one of the main goals of the Student Life Centre is to get students

engaged

in partici-

peer tutoring, learning group

and

leader

tour

former Wilfrid Laurier University alumnus is also working closely with mature students, many of

whom

are returning to college

many

after

years

to stay

was

in

the

all

extracurricular activities that kept

my

in

program.”

Ryan Connell

agrees, and adds

campus

that participation in

activi-

can also lead to future job

ties

prospects with the school.

added

with

responsibilities.

"Many mature

students

obligations, so I'm working with

them

to

provide them with some

many

“There are so

have

families to provide for and other

opportunities for students to get involved in

campus

on

life

...”

Hat fison,

Jessie a

added. opportunities

many

would

volunteer leadership

Harrison,

who

(Photo by Wei-Lon Lee)

positions such as job fair promoter,

at Laurier, said

orientation leader, peer conversa-

ly

and others. There are also paid leadership

tion partner

opportunities that are avail-

was

student

heavily

co-ordinator

life

involved in the student association

Cressman, left, and Ryan Connell are the two new faces you’ll see at the student life office this semester. Jessica Harrison, centre, who is the student life co-ordinator, says everyone at the

role

me

really helped

"It

school," she said. ”It

me

The

with other mature students,” she

These

looking forward to working with students this year.

said

kind of support and connections

include

is

guides,

Harrison.

co-

life

ordinator.

SLC

info desk

such as the

staff,

pation outside the classroom," said Jessica Harrison, student

Elissa

SLC

able,

her time there real-

helped shape her career outlook

and taught her the importance of participating in

campus

life

the classroom.

outside

Connell, mer,

new

although

capacity as student

no stranger

is

his

in

program-

life

to life at the

college. in

2005 from

print

and broad-

Connell graduated

the journalism

program and received the

cast

prestigious Journalist of the Year

award in his final year. “The time when I was on Spoke was very productive and memorable," he said.

“CSI has really turned itself around from the time was on Spoke," said Connell. “They are 1

much more

now

student-focused

when

than they were

was

I

a stu-

dent.”

new

his

In

role as student

programmer, Connell

life

will take the

in designing a college-wide Respect campaign in partnership with CSI. college staff, faculty and

lead

students.

“We’re doing Respect committee meetings right now, and we’re

from

basically just gathering ideas

how our

students and faculty about

campaign should look,” he

Many

they didn't

lem

in

said.

students have told Connell

know

there

was

a prob-

terms of respect and toler-

ance on campus.

“But

I

don’t think

we

should wait

problem

for us to do something about it," he said. "We want to ensure that there is a feeluntil there is a

ing of acceptance at the school,

regardless of your race, religion or

sexual orientation.”

who

Elissa Cressman,

has also

Conestoga College as a student life programmer, said her experiences working as a liaison

just joined

officer

Wilfrid

for

Laurier

University have helped her develop a love, for

working with students,

especially students straight out of

high school.

was lucky enough

“I

job doing what

necessarily what for,”

that

I

got a

which is not went to school

love,

I

I

she said.

Though she's been on the job for only a few weeks, she has already the

felt

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inclusiveness that

comes

with a smaller campus.

"Everyone

in

each other,” she

a program

knows

said.

Cressman, who

will be

working cam-

closely with the Waterloo pus, said she

new

is

excited to bring

leadership opportunities and

programs

to

cam-

the Waterloo

pus.

“For myself, what made my uniexperience so enjoyable

versity

Foreign

Affairs'

International

and

Trade Canada

Affaires etrangeres et Commerce international

Canada

Canada

were

the opportunities got involved with on campus, and I

want new students that

I

to experience

same excitement

as well."


News

staged

Vigil

40 hours

Picket lasted PRONG

By CHARLOTTE

Ashley Smith.

PARKHILL

found unconscious It

was an

the

Grand

Women

eerie scene in front of

Valley

segregated

Three prison guards and a

around a

fire.

Some

others,

has not yet been heard

in court.

milled

to

just

a

public

vigil to let

support

who

seven workers there ciplinary

action

"It's just a vigil to let the

at

McDonald. “We've had good community

an

internal

disciplinary

days.

so members of UCCO came Grand Valley prison in an effort show support for their col-

And to

inmate

to

here, brought us food, sandwiches,

coffee, firewood."

He

said the vigil was- being

mon-

and even videotaped by Grand Valley managers who sat in itored

a nearby van.

Corrections released a

full

plinary review.

(Photo by Charlotte Prong Parkhitt)

Canada

has

not

report of the disci-

Members

of the

Institute for

UCCO

Women

ciplinary action

in

to

gathered

Before

leaving

for

relation to the

regionals,

Purkis said he was really confident

With

their eyes

on provin-

set

Conestoga College's badminton team had one last tune-up at the regionals in Hamilton on the weekend. Coach Tony Purkis has high hopes that the Condors will have players in cials.

provincials

the

strong

this

performance

year after a at

Cambrian

College on the Jan. 18 weekend.

The tournament in Sudbury was an open tournament, not just for colleges, and featured some tough comPurkis was proud of his team's effort. "Badminton seems to petition.

be the sport to play up north and did very well." he said. In

we

mixed doubles the Condors in the C draw as

placed second

well as second place

in

the

D

draw.

and looking forward to the competition which was being held at

Mohawk

College.

The top

three from each division regionals make it to the provincials. The divisions are the

at

men's singles, women's singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Purkis, who is a former student

of Conestoga College, is in his third year of coaching the Condors and he said the number of people trying out is getting higher each year.

"We had 48

people try out this by the end (of tryouts) can only have five men and five women in total." he said. "So, it's getting tough to pick the team each year, aiid

I

year."

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know we're supporting our staff here, the seven who were taken

review by Corrections Canada, they were fired. Four other guards were suspended without pay for 60

of the

October.

in

in a

ing horns, but people have stopped

faced dis-

an

after

"The

agrees.

support," he said. "Not just honk-

After

staged the vigil

in

regional vice-presi-

union,

situation."

staff here.”

Da ve Mr DonaId,

40 hours.

(UCCO)

Grand Valley

of the

female sector put them

lives to protect yours."

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Jan. 24. a group of over 20 members of the Union of Canadian Correctional

died

dent

the

know we’re

supporting our

co-ordinator

Officers

"They did their They did exactly what they had do and they were hung out to

Rob Finucan, “It’s

keep out the brutal nighttime cold.

vigil lasted

the

come

dry."

Some of their picket signs read, "We support our seven" and “We The

for

story will

out,” he said in defence of the cor-

rectional officers.

of them were masked to

our

full

job.

regional grievanc e

risk

"The

criminal negligence, but their case

last week. motor home was pulled up to the entrance of the usually unnoticed federal prison. A group of corrections officers from Kingston, Milllutven, Warkworlh and Grand

among

union.

Watson

A

— Page 13

the regional

is

co-ordinator

manager have been charged with

Boulevard

Valley,

Dave McDonald grievance

for

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on

cell.

in a

2008

temperatures

died of self-

19,

asphyxiation after being

initialed

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of

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February

Entertainment

2008

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By JOSHUA KHAN

Libra

Aries March

m

Gambling

September 23

2

-

to lose stu-

dents didn't experience that since

October 22

April 19

way

a fast

is

money, but Conestoga College

they played for free at the Student

week

don't

This week will be perfectly balanced with work and play, leav-

use

your

ing

When someone offers some constructive criticism this

get

Instead

offended.

it

a stress-free week.

Do

any-

optimistic attitude for correcting

thing you enjoy doing and try to

your mistakes. This is a good week for self improvement.

incorporate

your fun.

It

some

friends in with

will turn an enjoyable

experience into a memorable one.

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Taurus

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pteaS

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May

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20

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An

very dependable and

are

people

come

friend

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you for help. A approach you this to

week, do not run to their assistance, they must learn this lesson

on their own: Instead, make plans to have a quiet dinner at home.

will

this

itself

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hmi

May

21

-

Sagittarius November 22 December 21

June 21

-

major group

project.

It’s

your

A now

or never situation -will

all

into

it

and

you'll

new

group together to decide who is going to do which part of the

benefit not only

come

out with

exciting opportunities sure to

your love

your career but

a situation at a

and

try to

make

a deci-

sion to resolve the problem."

When

it

comes

-to

determining

was

said the scoring

is

based on a point

“The best

the

all

tourna-

poker,” he said. “If

you have enough

starts

lucky

then you’ll be selected to play for

played

Each team then goes on

your college or university.”

showdown

for the grand prize.

Conestoga's team will be chosen the

after

which

day of the event

final

is

Feb.

7.

However, the

grand prize and the date and location of the major tournament has takes

it

a

of poker

lot

games to win the grand prize, you would think few would bother

On

second

the

Bradley,

the

game

I’ve

When

asked what he would do

Conestoga students w.ere definitely determined to win so they could

he

represent their school.

Bradley replied with

Before the event started, the atmosphere was friendly. Students were laughing and were jokingly

the beer store,” he said.

being competitive with one anoth-

won

an answer most students would say. “I would probably make a run to

But poker's not

ing faces turned into blank stares.

family, friends

The tournament had begun and

night of the event.

from the head of

winners were going

to

the

be separated

prizes.

for the serious faces

an

It's

about winning

all

game

entertaining

easy to play and

However,

also brings

it

and students together.

that doesn't

mean you

can’t brag to your friends about

how

losers.

The reason

if

tournament,

student

the

Conestoga, over 50 students showed up to play on the second

er.

a poker

probably $150,” he said.

entering the tournament. However,

the

won from

is

that’s

McFadyen,

student,

in.

But as soon as everyone was seated at the poker tables, the smil-

Scott

second-year

a

was very one particular game he

in

"The most

night,

the

game?

woodworking

points at the end of the tournament,

final

if

rough,

getting

you might have to switch your game plan and start playing aggressively so you can win.” But the question is, how much money can a college student win in

ments are over, the tour selects the eight best players from each school. to play in a

robot-

to play con-

competition

Jason

After

is

he said. “But

a poker

Ontario.

strategy

servatively,"

the ones they received while playing

end

at the

not

and automation student, said when playing poker you should have a strategy.

of the colleges and universities

“The top eight players

is

ics

of each day earn extra points than

easily

you can beat them

at the

game.

poker operations for Red Hot Poker Tour, said he's not surprised by the turnout. "Actually, just over 100 students

as well.

life

will step in

is

students, one of us

game of chance. Marc Larin, a second-year

was run by the Red Hot Poker Tour. The company holds tournaments

present itself this week. Put your

time to shine as a leader, get your

there

the winners of the tournament, he

at

Use your gift of persuasion this week to get a headstart on a

if

among

a

system.

Since

Gemini

"So table

Life

yet to be determined.

:

rules.

because poker

at the tables is

held by CS1. the actual poker night

21

week.

new Student

the

in

Centre. Even though the event

at all

-

opportunity for vengeance

present

located

in

November

I

Poker Championship Tournament. Conestoga Students Inc. held the second night of the poker tournament on Jan. 24 in the Sanctuary,

“The Red Hot Poker Tour goes by the simple World Series of Poker rules,” he said. “We stick by their rules and we stand by their

have shown up for the

assignment.

first

two

nights of the tournament,” he said.

Capricorn December 22

-

January 19

Cancers are a very sign.

You may

intuitive

feel lost lately, but

what needs to be done will come in the form of a dream this week. Keep pen and paper nearby so you don't forget the realization of

home

Capricorns tend to have problems with their joints and knees. If you're feeling

stiff hit

the

gym

to

The workout won't only feel more energetic but

loosen up.

make you

“That's because poker tournaments are a lot of fun. You can learn a lot from them which can help you if you're playing in casinos or at

happiness will be found there.

with friends.”

But don’t tournaments have a lot of rules and regulations that make difficult to

it

follow?

McFadyen said another reason why the student poker tournament because the rules are basic and easy to understand. fun

is

is

(Photo by Joshua Khan)

Bluffing

was

Tournament

the key during the Student Poker Championship that took place

in

the Sanctuary.

important details.

Leo July 23

-

Aquarius

August

January 20

22

Terrifying

monster movie a

By KAYLA GRANT

February 18

movie seem even more

will feel

unappreciated and

pushed out of the spotlight this week. Use this time to consider what you want. Your dominate keywords WILL will be useful, just be sure to follow through. Keep you eyes open for a new I

opportunity.

Rise to the challenge of a debate this

into

week even the

issue.

if

will

based on

a

is

a

mockumentary

horrifying

creature

In

York City was attacked by a large

The movie

footage filmed by civilians,

for the faint of heart or stomach.

which is later found Department of Defense. ing

February 19

credits.

declaring

March 20

$1 2.7 million.

Produced by JJ Abrams and only 90 minutes long, Cloverfield is not

unknown monster. itself is

it

making

by

Filmed -with a Panasonic HVX200 video camera, the movie has

the

digital

Cloverfield begins with no open-

Pisces

August 23 September 22

a period of seven

million

opening day at the box office but its second week had a bigger than expected drop, with the film

New York. hours. New

ward off boredom in classes. Avoid your dominate keywords in debate, I KNOW, because you may not.

-

on

attack that took place in

prove to be an intellectual exercise for you, helping to

Virgo

An

you're not fully

The debate

Cloverfield

realistic.

made $16.7

Cloverfield

You

hit

-

has

text

viewers

are

Instead, the

that

watching footage

that

from “what used

to

it

was

intense action sequences that, while effective, will also turn

retrieved

warning

signs

be known as”

your

storfi-

Theatres have recently posted

ach.

viewers

that

Cloverfield causes motion sickness

unusual problem will pres-

Pisces are very affected by their

Central Park

and the theatre

com-

surroundings. If you find yourself

the

becoming

case

moviegoer who can’t sit through the first 30 minutes of the movie. Motion sickness set in

ent itself this week. Don't plicate the ally do.

problem

Use your

like

you usu-

logic and you'll

bitter

attention to

what

or angry,

pay

around you.

with friends you haven’t seen in awhile.

What

may be

The

nation

relocating yourself or hanging out

the correct one.

designated as “Cloverfield.”

is

solution

as simple as

starts

out as a

homemade

turns into a first-person story of a

Jennifer Sprach

is

a third-year

journalism student holding fate in the

palm of her hand.

(Internet photo)

Project

video of a man’s going away party

quickly a group of

five citizens

who

the evacuation order in

rescuing a friend from the

ignore

hopes of city.

The use of such filming

is

very

reviewer, but

exciting

scenes of exploding buildings are

This movie makes you feel as if you are running in the streets amid

bound

utter chaos, while trying to find a

attempts to escape the

city.

The

remind people of 9/1 and throughout the movie characto

ters speculate at the possibility

terrorist attack.

of a

The movie follows

effective, reality

way out. By choosing relatively unknown actors to play the title roles, the director helps make the

this

roughly

movie

intrepid

10 minutes

in,

staring at the floor

and peeking up at the screen when the nausea became manageable, I

was able

monster attack and the

for

by bravely

adding both a feeling of and urgency to the movie.

terrifying

will offer a rebate

for any

Filmed

like The Blair Witch on drugs, Cloverfield is filmed with a hand-held camera carried by one of the characters.

is

realize often the simplest explais

in New York City by Department of Defense. The

All

in

to

grasp the subject matter.

all,

Cloverfield

thriller,

with

was an enough

drama, visual effects and humour to keep even a slightly green reviewer from getting up and finding the nearest bathroom.

four out of five stars.

I

give

it


Entertainment

SPOKE, February

4,

2008

— Page 15

0rabraeing sexuality with pole dancing By JENN SPRACH

of fun."

there for the

The pole dancing For as long as there have been

women, out

to

have been working

they

more confident and

feel

more sexually appealing

by healthy eating.

cool."

“You

Movement Dance Studios downtown Kitchener offers

classes such as pole dancing

women

it

embrace

which

I

it

Langton

Jennifer

and space

is

weeks and

really enjoys the

“It’s not

limited.

what you think

Giilck started out with only six

uality while gaining confidence and getting fit, said Leanne Giilck, owner of the studio.

in 2005 and now has 15. “The turnout is unbelievable.” said Giilck. “It's still my number

out."

class.”

feels

Sometimes she even has to turn people away or friends will share a

the next class.

A ing

lot is

to

of people think pole danc-

taboo and staff deal with a

who

of skeptics

don't think

lot

it's

a

“They think

it's

said

fear of trying

training to be a

Giilck.

“There's a

something new."

She said she offered the class because she had no motivation to work out and was looking for a fun

way

to get

"It's

like

feel feel

I

do

more sexual and it makes me more like a woman."

Kristen McKellar, a pole dancing

you

and empowered

feel confident

after

taking

a

some

have been three

nary.

dance class it

think people

come

out to see

what it's really about," she saw it on Oprah." McKellar,

who had

said. "1

it

would be

fun

a

to express yourself, but

turned out to be a

lot

more

diffi-

cult."

She

said she enjoys the class

and

the spins are a lot harder than she

expected them "It’s

to be.

a stress reliever and a fun

never been a

Lise Arbes just

Manitoba and used to take pole dancing classes in Winnipeg. "It was different than what I'm used to, it was a lot more muscle conditioning.”

ral.

often feels tired and sore.

instructor,

M

"1 didn't think

1

would become

a

teacher,” said McKellar. "It's a lot

an

all

over work-

After the class Langton said she

pumped and

Other at

looks forward to

uncommon

classes offered

the studio include chair dancing,

They

also

jazz, lyrical/

offer

the

usual

tap,

modern and hip hop.

For a more standard workout they have boot camp, butts and gutts, ball, core on the floor, yoga and kickboxing. “Everything offer here is a fun

to get fit," said Giilck.

All classes are pay as you go which means there is no commitment to a weekly class. All 60-minute classes are. $10 and you can also buy classes in packs of eight, 2 or 20. which have no expiry date and can be used with all 60-minute classes. It's- first come, first serve, said

A sexy pose doubles as a good

stretch.

Giilck,

She suggests arriving

15 minutes

before any scheduled class to hold

After the class Arbes said she

your spot. But the pole classes usufill quickly because there is only 15 poles, so showing up a hour early wouldn’t hurt. ally

Arbes was attending the class with her friend Yao Yao,

I

way

1

moved here from

was offered j<>t-> w tier in some of the after Giilck classes and thought she was a natudance

it’s

total

thought

thing to do with friends.”

class.

next day and

it would was so sore the

break dancing and belly dancing.

classes.

Katy Sims said she began taking the class because she heard it was a really good work out and was looking for something out of the ordi“I

being a kid on the mon-

instructor, said

"1

to a pole in

lit.

key bars," said Giilck. "But

be," she said. “1

I

pole. In fact, there

fitness class.

stripper,"

poles

work-

out.

their sex-

allow

been

has

attending the class fo/ the past lew

the pole lar

“I

the next day,”

Despite the fear and the skeptics dancing classes arc popu-

Impact Inc. in

real ly feel

offers

Giilck said.

opposite sex.

time.

body toning targeting all muscles and weight loss when accompanied

the

to

first

have no expectations because don’t know what will be like,” said Yao, adding, "It sounds real ly

class

who was

Kristen McKellar

and two intermediate students show

off their

skills.

Photos by Jenn Sprach

Kristen McKellar, a pole dancing

Movement Dance Studios Inc., performs some of the more advanced pole moves. instructor at Impact

A

student

in

the beginner class lands a version of the firefighter

spin with grace.


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