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Blast from the past Conestoga college grads:

Ladies and gents, lend me your ears

Where

Sticking things in

Kicking into high gear Male Condors confident

be a deadly A

proposition.

Monday, March

This

cash

the

different

One male

the Stag Shop.

did end up a winner, walking

Bingo event in the Sanctuary. Not your traditional bingo caller, CSI president Roxy Stanciu did the honours, calling out such numbers .” as “Orgasm 65” and "Balls While music with sexual undertones such as What's Your Fantasy

rials

with his very

in

the

own

away

butt plug.

and operations management

was

student and winner of a dildo,

glad to win, but wanted to stress

it

wasn’t entirely about her prize.

“I’m excited to win, but not in a creepy way,” she said. Stanciu seemed to enjoy being the bingo

back-

ground, students tried to complete various lines or all four corners on

although she did begin

caller,

to run out

of sexual innuendos that

started with the letters in bingo.

"I'd just like to thank

bingo card. Instead of yelling "Bingo,” winners had to yell out something sexual. They also had to complete an their

dents

who came

the stu-

all

out and gave their

best orgasm," she said.

CSI event programmer Lindsay was a suc-

often embarrassing task, such as

Silva said sexy bingo

demonstrating an orgasm or their favourite sexual position, before claiming their prize. Robin Lindner, a first-year graphic design student, opted out

cess, and extended her best wishes for the special day.

"On behalf of CSI, we hope has a safe and Valentine’s Day,” she said.

everyone

sexy

Robin Lindner, a first-year graphic design student, shows All prizes were donated to the school by the Stag Shop.

Student

Chartwells offering student discount card MCNANNEY

Bv ALEX

tions of

$5 or

more. Then

account.

than $5.

why Conestoga

is

Bv WEI-LON LEE

Staveley,

manager

of

job? Staff at the Student Life office

Chartwells,

college

and

can help.

company that runs every restaurant at the Doon campus with the

Chartwells wanted to give the

SLC

They

new

bistro in the Student Life Centre.

he said.

But there’s a twist to this new you can only use it money saver in the SLC, which offers a soup and

dent

come

sandwich counter as well as personal pan pizzas from Pizza Pizza. card

will

to

to the Student Life Centre,"

Conestoga Students

SLC

coming in, we give some incentive to

restaurants

Roxy

Inc.

presi-

Stanciu said the reaction

from students has been great. "I’ve heard nothing but good things,” she said.

be

“I

love

it,

personally."

will

for

tions

“With Dooners closing and the

wanted

new

the

a boost.

discount food card. They can be picked up at the

The

said

be accepting applicasummer student life

dent If

life interns."

you're thinking about getting

some work experience to fulfill your work placement requirements, you just might want to see Harrison.

positions, you’re in luck this time

Student Life Centre

around.

esting and challenging.

Michael

work he does

the

said

and

Centre),

Life

(Student

As

life

co-ordinator

at

a summer job

interns for the

leaders to

make

the

Kitchener on Feb. 19.

damage.

The

at

collision

Police would not say

if

Krug and Lancaster streets in caused more than $5,000 in

weather was a

factor.

Heldman

network of LCD screens located throughout the college campuses into an interactive network of

rent

information newscast which will

broadcast tailor-made each campus.

“My

goal

is

at the

news

for

make the LCD much more "And that said.

to

college

he

tiatives as the

LCD

screens

at

my main

ini-

production assistant

to establish the idea of a campus-wide television network." he is

Jessica Harrison.

said.

Snu/enr Life co-ordinator

now I’m working on

Heldman. who the

be co-

Life office." he said. "I want to try and have visuals from every type of

fun and enjoyable as possible for

program

new students." The Student

offer.”

said Harrison.

orientation.

the college.

orientation

the orientation as

know

said he hopes to transform the cur-

get speakers for the

orientation videos tor the Student

will

interns

with

for the fall

"Basically, one of

SLC. students

that

our college has to

is

also

on

the

Respect Campaign committee, is working on making video footage available for this fall's Respect

Campaign. "It's still

in a

production phase,

so nothing’s finalized yet. As for a placement position with

Heldman, who is in the work placement program as a student life

Student Life?

placement at the college, she said. "We had a student on placement in the fall of last year from the

production assistant, plans to shoot separate orientation videos for

human services foundation program." said Harrison. "We’ll also

puses.

whether there is a demand for it. but if you have some good ideas, you can convince people that vou're of use. and that there's enough work for y ou to do. said

Life office

accepting applications

a telephone pole

for

to get

an application

"Right

"Basically,

ordinating

screens and

includes live video or webcasts. Heldman said he is also trying to

in early.”

be working closely with the

the

what they'll be doing," he said. But more than just making videos

screens

Conestoga

tion 2008.

hit

both inter-

anyone looking

stu-

orientation leaders as well as work on projects related to tall orienta-

police car

the

“We encourage

we

encourage anyone looking for a summer job to get an application in

will

A

is

for

action on

dynamic."

have plenty of leadership opportunities here at the SLC

College.

driving school

Heldman, a broadcast

television student in his final year,

“We

dent

(Photo by Elizabeth Bate)

and leisure program

week, so if you didn't get a chance to hand in an application for the fall 2008 orientation leader and info desk staff interns after reading

early,” said Jessica Harrison,

Back to

placements

will work alongside the stu-

who

more

for

and Chartwells, the food service

exception of Mr. Sub and Tim Hortons, have introduced a new

the recreation

Thinking about getting a summer

Andy

College

it

(Photo by John Lintey) her winnings at Sexy Bingo on Feb. 14.

the stu-

dent will receive $5 off their 10th

purchase, as long as

off

Life offers

internships,

for the first nine transac-

punched

Being a college student is tough, in the classroom and on the bank That’s

— No. 8

Shanta Pablo, a second-year mate-

1

played

40th Year

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

contestant

grandma doesn't come across. This was the case on Valentine’s Day, when CSI held their Sexy

by* Ludacris

into regional finals.

females who won sex toys like dildos and vibrators, all donated by

whole game. One you hope your a

it’s

heading

winning a dildo, but was still happy to walk away with a prize. "Me and the boyfriend are gonna have a good time tonight,” she said. The majority of the winners were

are

prizes

toys,

journalism students

after

prize at the local legion hall.

to sex

for

of sharing her most embarrassing sexual moment with the audience

Bingo is a game that conjures up images of your grandmother and her friends surrounded by lucky troll dolls, playing to win a cash

When

newsroom

your grandmother’s bingo!

ain’t

By JOHN LINLEY

changed

learning

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2008

3,

now?

your ears

could turn out to

are they

have a student

this

is

tor

also

work

summer from

Doon. Waterloo and Guelph cam-

"So when new students come can see their programs

they

in.

in

"It

depends on your program and

Heldman.


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— SPOKE, March

Now ...with Random

3,

News

2008

deep thoughts

Conestoga College

questions answered

by random students

If you could be any musician

who would you be and why? (Photo by Marcia Love)

“Tori

Matthew Rekman, a

Amos because

MP3

she has musical intelligence and her own

first-year nursing student, listens to his iPod while

players are the newest distraction for drivers.

Yumi Sun,

By MARCIA LOVE

what

Most of

we

“John Bonham. He’s

drive, but if

seems like a bad idea,’’ he said. “But I don't think there could be an effective law against it because it would be kind of hard to

MP3

players are

new form of

now

distraction for

enforce.

The most obvious way these devices are dangerous the

OTAPTA

is

direct-

reducing or

even completely shutting out a

all

around the world

peace

looking for

dri-

Colombia.”

driving

hard to catch people

According

to Statistics

approximately dents

through a

list

of tracks

in

Canada,

26 per cent of all traffic fatalities are caused by distracted drivers. However, it is hard to determine

However, there are also thousands of songs kept on iPods, controlled by a scroll wheel. It can be difficult to search of that one favourite song while maintaining control of a

in

It’s

ver’s suiToundings.

scroll

is

an obvious distraction.

it is

driving and listening to iPods."

because

headphones are plugged

ly into the ear, greatly

“Juanes. He’s working

his

“It just

listen up.

os as a

second-year

iPod while he

should

drivers.

Paul Robinson,

ing student, said he doesn’t listen

because

may

was

car acci-

be related to the use of

MP3

their

to

would never

lis-

iPods while driving

because they wouldn’t be able to hear what is happening around them. “It’s

not very safe,”

MacCallum

“But then again neither is drinking a coffee or talking on a cellphone (while driving). There said.

many

are so distract

realize

A

things out there that

people and they don't even it.”

safer option for drivers to con-

sider if they want to enjoy their downloaded tracks is to use an iPod adapter which can be plugged into a car stereo.

Though

the

use of an adapter

players, as people

does not prevent drivers from the

not openly admit the device

distraction of scrolling through a

iPods and

may

how many

students, said they ten

to

iPods and

alive.”

to

going on outside.

you are turning up that iPod and tuning out your suiroundings you

replacing cellphones and car stere-

drummer

is

Brett Nichol, a first-year market-

us enjoy listening to our

car stereo while

and paying attention

vehicle

second-year

the greatest

the car. iPods and

in

iPods are a distraction

style.”

electronic engineering

he waits

song

a distraction.

Kate MacCallum and Matthew Rekman, both first-year nursing

does allow them to hear and action around their vehi-

list, it

traffic cle.

Lina Arroyave, second-year

ESL

the learning Peer Services

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Tuesday, March 11 Thursday, March 13

Craig Stephans, third-year civil

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Preparing for Finals “Shakira.

The

She has

strategies you adopt during this period

those

good experience in her career. She works to help the poor people

from her country.”

exams

strategies for

are spaced.

managing your

This session final

exam

will will

depend upon how many exams you have and how help you to identify your priorities and offer you

period.

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Tuesday, March 25 Thursday, March 27

Adriana Monterroza, second-year

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News

No

longer an

By KAYLA GRANT

girls just

your typical student. She has a boyfriend, a part-time job and Jennifer Alderdice

is

bills.

What makes Alderdice

stand out

her determination to pursue a

is

career

a

in

that

field

has

few

women. the electrical engineering tech-

nician program, the Elmira District

Secondary School graduate has always had an interest in trades. "It was something was always I

good at." Her school offered an extensive trades program and she took advantage of "I

Alderdice has a placement

this

Samuel Canadian Works, which builds assembly lines for automotive semester with

gets

plants. a

of

lot

robotics

involved."

took trade for five years, just

much

to get as

she said.

"It's

fitting

as

I

the

in

first

lew

Tofflemire,

neering

upsetting.”

the

on the it

first

Win $500 and have your name printed on the front cover

engi-

student,

said

day of school he

was cool

By FRANCA MAIO

to see girls in

“There's none

left

now

program),” he laughed.

For

women

(in

his

“It’s pretty

If

you could design

handbook for next would you draw?

design the

to really enjoy

it.”

the

up.

Alderdice’s

$500 and your

the

front

cover of the

Winter fun

always present-

Jud

Tofflemire, boyfriend, disagrees

Susie Yakabuskie and Sparky ‘chill’ out at the uptown Waterloo Winter Ice Dog festival held Feb. 16 in Waterloo. In its 5th year, the festival invites dogs and their families to enjoy some winter fun.

HIRING

a

dent,” said

Humphries, adding any-

graphic

*

diamonds and the CSI website address. Humphries said the cover was Joel

Cook, a

foundations

first-year business

student,

said

if

he

use a picture of the school with students around as the cover for the

design

stu-

John Cole, a firefighter,

first-year pre-service

would put

said he

the

school’s mascot, the condor, on the front cover of the daily organizer.

design

design something that represented

is

acceptable, including art-

work created with

pencil, crayons

with a computer program. She said the size of the design must be 5.25 inches wide by 8.25 inches deep and it must be submit-

Student Life Info Desk. skills

Work in a fun and supportive environment Work 24 hours per week Applications are available online at www. conestogac on. ca/ studentlife or from the Student Life Office 2A101 Applications DUE FRIDAY MARCH 14 2008 .

Godzilla, a movie

at

one with an interest in design is encouraged to enter the contest. Humphries said any form of

Join the Student Life team and spend four months (May— August) working on Orientation, sponsorship,

*

its

Polanick,

Student

Develop your Leadership

fire

ticket stub, stars,

daily planner.

Megan Hache. nursing school

student,

second-year

a

said

she

would

spirit for the cover.

Entries are due in

by March 3

Room 2A106

students have any questions about their entries, they can e-mail Bonnie Humphries at

Life

Interns

special events and at the

table.

of the cutouts are a dragon

blowing

or paint or even a design created

NOW

*

wooden

“Last year’s winner was Holly

(Photo by Kayla Grant)

a collage of

entered the competition, he would

second year.

their

ed to them as one of their options," said.

is

prize

Bonnie Humphries, CSI produc-

career capabilities.

she

daily

tion artist, said the contest is in

low as they are because

it's

new cover of the

is

put together using the computer.

The grand

best

Alderdice believes the numbers

don't think

will enter a contest

planner.

"I

is

to

“You have

1995.

aware of

(CSI)

hoping they

According to Statistics Canada, since 2001 more women have been registered in trade programs, a field usually dominated by men. In 2001, close to 890 women were registered that’s up from 620 in

aren't

Inc.

is

guys.”

jpg or a PDF.

cutouts placed on what looks like a

Some

this advice.

planner.

girls

what

looking for students with ideas and

The number of women in trades industry has gone

many

year,

Conestoga Students

considering entering

the student

the trade industry Alderdice offers

name on

as

ted as a

Last year’s cover

technical training I've ever had."

are

new

CSI handbook

his class.

Alderdice also said the teaching for

electronic

technician

assertive enough.”

differently

an

possibly could,"

some of

of the

gen-

(professors) job But you have the odd teacher where it’s something they can’t overcome.”

thought

teach

to her

to.

"Sometimes you won't think the same way a guy would or you'd just do it differently,” she said. "The first few weeks wasn't

style took a while to get use to.

due

“1 think it's their

that

I

is

Alderdice disagrees.

weeks.

“Teachers

it.

good marks

not

“There's

— Page 3

der.

Machine

difficulty

of Alderdice’s friends and

classmates joke that the reason she

Alderdice said she did have some

Currently a second-year student in

Some

aren’t

that nerdy.

college

2008

3,

boys club Design the cover

all

and thinks most

SPOKE, March

1

.

If

bhumphries@conestogac.on.cn


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— SPOKE, March

Commentary

2008

3,

Threats of

gunmen

be

to

taken seriously to be safe than sorry.

always better

It is

Go

Always

trust

your

instincts.

with your gut feeling.

Which

is

exactly what Toronto's Sheridan College faculty, staff and

What

students did.

started off as a

normal school day, quickly turned

into the unthinkable as the entire school was placed under a well-exe-

cuted lockdown. Tactical officers headed into the deserted halls of Sheridan after-

reports of a

man

with a gun on campus. The college took the reports

seriously and acted fast to ensure the safety and security of tion.

On

campus could have 9,000

any given day, the

to 1,300 staff

its

popula-

students and up

members.

8, thousands of frightened students huddled in classrooms as heavily armed police searched for a gunman. The school was in lockdown for three hours. No gunman was found and

On

Thursday. Feb.

their

eventually everyone went

home

In the end, the sighting

that day.

was a

man who was

false alarm. The'

seen

carrying a gun, was actually carrying a microphone stand.

This incident shows

how

seriously officials take reports of

Sheridan College should be caution and taking the reports

Recent history has proven For 45 minutes on Dec.

commended for erring on of a gunman seriously. was

this

the correct action.

1989 a gunman roamed the corridors of

6,

Montreal's Ecole Polytechnique and killed 14 25, separated the

men from

the worrier^ before

At Dawson College on Sept.

13,

one student and injuring 20

killing

gunmen.

the side of

women. Marc Lepine, opening

fire,

There was no time for a

school-wide lockdown, although some faculty

in

classrooms initiated

one on their own. The Columbine High School massacre occurred on April 20, 1999. Two students, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, went on a shooting rampage, killing 12 students and a teacher, and wounding 23 others, before committing suicide.

It is

the fourth-deadliest school killing in U.S. history.

The Virginia Tech massacre was comprised of two separate attacks in the U.S. Seung-Hui Cho

making

and wounded many more, before committing suicide,

School shootings have provoked debate regarding gun control laws,

gun violence involving youths. Much

the availability of firearms and

discussion has also been centred On the nature of high school cliques

and bullying

society.

in

The shootings have

also

resulted

in

an

constitute

the^ appropriate policies

and procedures

in

development. Under such an

basic

a

imposed by

stipulations

trade agreements,

it

also a

is

com-

Unfortunately, this

Featherstone

subsidies

Opinion

hefty price.

given to

or sim-

ply nutritiously

— valuable.

the fabled Last

Supper

scarcities

in

France and

feudal

of 20th-century

held symbolic virtue and attributed

to

transna-

food has always

famines,

tional

From

to the crop

is

often

wealth and

societal

imposed by

free trade institutions,

How

them by donor countries. Free trade

of

is

supposedly a means

mutual

fostering

World

Trade

development via trade tion

and

against

certain

and

1995 with the intent of

in

overseeing trades regulations and

agreements,

example of how

damental necessity of food and,

can often bolster the production

instead, allow wealthy nations to

capacity

their

own.

In all cases, security services

and the Waterloo Regional

In the event of a lockdown, an the public address system. Staff

announcement

will

be broadcast on

and faculty should lock

doors, and

all

everyone should stay away from windows and doors, keep quiet and

low

to the

ground and turn off

But most importantly, seriously,

staff,

and report these

Being proactive

is

their

all

threats

proper authorities.

always better than being reactive.

weapon

in

securing

expansionist

a bargaining

on behalf of

capital interests,

causing recipients

often under-

tool

a

of donor countries,

undermine nations

as

liberalizing trade

such

eligible

yet

of

capabilities to

receive

com-

— —

to forcibly

on the goods distributed

to

and hinder-

for their labour a condition with-

According

to

an article

Record, published Oct. the

World Bank hopes

by emphasizing the

in

19,

The

2007,

to intervene

stilling condi-

tions underdeveloped nations face

due

to subsidy-free trade.

Unless the conditions between

The Agreement on Agriculture, WTO agreement man-

one of 60 dates

a nation

as the

out a cost?

modities.

developed nations

being rebuffed

this

month,

donor and recipient nations self-sustainability

has been decried as an insufficient

oped nations,

means of supporting

trade

agricultural

are

equitable and tailored toward the

is

I

of underdevel-

fail to

see

how

free

a cost-free avenue.

Spoke

welcome

Spoke welcomes

as a

objectives.

subsist

Letters are

it

own economic

Food has become

all lights.

students and faculty must take

to the

brandish

serves

in

ing farmers’ ability to earn profit

prime

Organization, undervalue the fun-

police service should be contacted immediately.

ment subsidies, be regarded How is maiming

free trade?

economy of

other trade barriers.

formed

growth

agricultural

ing donor nations to reap govern-

imposed taxes

tariffs,

can an arrangement which

prohibits

liberaliza-

restrictions

such

on

country an

developing nations, while allow-

advised to never try to handle a dangerous or unpredictable situation

the

that

economic

place in case of an emergency. These include students and staff being

as

any

that

ineligible recipient.

The World Trade Organization,

prosperity.

means

monetary incentives aid farmers by their govor

ernments deems

Food has always been ceremoni-

at

lowest possible costs to ease trade.

Holty

free

modity that often comes with a

monetarily

act,

commodities are only traded

but according to cer-

However, some of the conditions

increased emphasis on school security.

Conestoga College has

tain

breadth

the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.

it

Food may human right,

ally, socially,

about two hours apart on April 16, 2007, killed 32 people

with a price

fire.

2006. Kimveer Gill opened others.

comes

Free trade

is

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SPOKE, March

03,

2008

— Page 5

College gets significant donation By JACKIE

ALLWOOD

additional $50,000 donation

teaching

in the

near future.

Students

in

the truck

and coach

program attended a plaque dedication ceremony for BLM Transportation Group at the Guelph campus on Feb. 13. Many people were in attendance, including Conestoga president John Tibbits, CSI president Roxy vice-president Stanciu, CSI Brian Sonser and Sheena apprentice

Dernesch, president of the group with Transportation G rou p operations

BLM

has

$5 ,000 1

It)

licet

BLM

Tibbits said this donation

skills training in the truck and coach industry and has pledged an

very

important to the growth of the col-

Guelph campus. “Our goal here at Guelph is to be

lege and to the

(he centre for transportation trades in

Ontario,” he said. "I think this

going

really

to help us take

is

another

step in that direction.”

He

said

it’s

a significant thing to

be receiving $100,000.

one thing, it’s scholequipment, it’s a refurbished classroom,” he said. “It's not just

arships,

Some

donated more than

the college in support of

is

it's

of the

money

such as computers

has already

looking after equipment and main-

McConnell family has previously

He said skill trades workers and craftsmen are on the decline. “This program provides a muchneeded supply of qualified entrants

at

learning experience,” said Kerr.

Dernesch said the reason put money into the program

McConnell, president of BLM, was unable to attend the ceremony, Tibbits said McConnell’s father was a teacher in the School of

spent

Conestoga College a ago, and the

Business

number of years

Jim

on paint, lighting, desks, equipment for both the classroom and the shop and new been

utilities

and digital video projectors. Alexander Kerr, a student in one of the truck and coach programs, said he and his classmates also appreciate the donation, because it has resulted in an improved classroom and new equipment that has improved classroom productivity because students no longer have to line up to use it. “The improvements to the classroom will greatly increase our

been generous

in

donating

money

to the college.

McConnell said in a press release was BLM’s pleasure to be involved in the program at the col-

taining our vehicles.”

and maintenance side

it

to the repair

lege.

of the trucking Dernesch.

is

“Our involvement and support a means of giving back to the

industry

we

love

to

be

he

in,”

BLM is

for

the students.

a is

said

told the students in attendance

“Stick to your guns, stay

school and

I

in

think you’ll have a ful-

filling life.”

said.

“It’s

He to,

industry,”

kind of a self-centred idea

in

way because what we hope to get better people who we can have

Tibbits

said

in

the

future

the

donation will help with the Guelph

campus’s 7,300-square-foot addition as well as help to add more programs focused in the transportation trades.

(Photos by Jackie At'/wood)

Above, Conestoga president John

Tibbits

and Brian Dernesch,

Transportation president of the fleet operations group at BLM the door of the on placed Group, unveil a plaque, which will be Tibbits newly renovated classroom at Guelph campus. Top left, for BLM’s gratitude in certificate with a Dernesch presented of his fellow donation. Top right, Alexander Kerr spoke on behalf the quality improve classmates about how the donation will help coach and truck the from of education. Right, all the students in front of stand appreciation, their show to came programs, who

a

BLM

which was brought

truck,

in for

the event.

Help Canstruction

of

The purpose

By JOSHUA KHAN

K-W

for these work.*} of

is to donate the canned food from each structure to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region. The donations will then be used to provide emergency food tor individuals in the community. But in order to do so. the food

art

Bank of Waterloo

The Food Region

looking for teams to parCanstruction. a foodcompetition that takes

is

ticipate

in

raising

imagination to

new

heights.

Canstruction is an international building competition that is held in cities worldwide. Started in New

York held

1993. the event has been cities, includ-

in in

more than 50

ing Toronto, Halifax,

Windsor and

Calgary.

As part of their 2008 Spring Food Drive, the Food Bank of Waterloo Region will hold the event from March 28 to April 4. In the spirit of friendly

competi-

tion. engineers, architects, design-

ers

and students

build food.

structures

Once

will design

using

and

canned

built, these structures

can be as large as 10 feet long by 10 feet wide and reach up to six feet in height.

bank needs local businesses, uniand colleges to get versities involved.

For $300. a business or university/college faculty can enter a team of five individuals. The group will then showcase their creativity by building their structure during a

10-hour marathon

at

Conestoga

Mall on March 28. When the mall opens the following day, the structures will be on display for the public to view and vote

on

to

determine

their

favourite.

For more information on

how

to

register a team, visit the website.

www.thefoodbank.ca.

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: Problem Gambling tickets: the opportunities to gamble are Casinos, video lottery terminals, Proline, lottery of entertainment, but gambling everywhere. For many it feels like a harmless means with your family, personal or becomes a problem when the behaviour begins to interfere

school

life.

gambling is of twenty questions to determine how what you os, recuperate to try to go back affectinq you. For example, how often do you ever hide you Do lost? really you that claimed to win money

Gamblers Anonymous has a

list

the day before? Have you After winning, do you have a strong urge betting slips or lottery tickets from your family? that gambling is a problem in indications some just to return and win more? These are

your

life.

gambling is no longer fun and you need help to stop, programs for people with gambling problems as talk to a counsellor. Special community Like other addictions, problem well as self-help groups are available in our area. you can bet on thing gambling can destroy your life. Sadly, that’s one If

you are worried that your

A Message from

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Counselling Services. 1A103.


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— SPOKE, March

3,

Feature

2008

Conestoga College grads Six graduates

— Business

John Nemeth Stories and photos by

manager

territory

LEANNE MOUNTFORD

the community talk

in in the

and progressed through

K-W

area

a series of

him to become the manager in the sales district Hamilton area for a number of years. positions that led

Nemeth

John

people

thinks

should enjoy what they do every-

He Nemeth

Since

definitely does.

day.

from

graduated

administra-

Conestoga’s business tion - marketing program

Upon

in 1989.

Nemeth

graduation,

gressed from working

pro-

at the local

Canadian Tire on Victoria Street

in

Kitchener to securing a role as a at the

marketing assistant

Canadian

home office in Toronto. From there, he utilized his experi-

Tire

ence as a campus rep for Labatt in the alcohol beverage business to

move

Wines

to a role with Cartier

on LCBO stores Goderich for a year.

where from Guelph to He then worked for Labatt as a he called

local

a Conestoga student, Joy

Tomasevic has now returned

to the

college to help other students succeed in their academic journeys.

With a bachelor’s degree in sociand French from the ology University of Guelph. Tomasevic came to Conestoga as a mature student and graduated from the career development practitioner program in

2000.

As graduation approached,

the

Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres asked if anyone in the program at Conestoga would be interested teaching. in principal

of

St.

Tomasevic called the principal right away and met with him. The school was getting money from the government to open career centres and Tomasevic took on the opportunity

to

including

put all

a

course together

of the material. She

taught a Grade

1

1

high school cred-

course called career planning, it which she later developed into a

has

he

said

enjoyed teaching applied marketing for a semester at the college,

working as sponsorship co-ordina2007 Tim Hortons Brier

tor for the

and most recently as business development manager for Schut’s Brick and Stone in Brantford. “My Conestoga College experi-

me

ence prepared

for

my

initial

roles as well as for the challenges that

I

later,” I

face

today over 20 years

he said.

It

is

something

that

will never forget and that will be

with

me

him learn about the culture of a company and understand how to develop a

set

skill

progress

to

through the organization. Schut’s Brick and Stone, where Nemeth currently works, is a com-

pany which supplies a wide variety of clay and concrete brick, stone and masonry products as well as natural stone and landscaping products to contractors, landscape

and

designers

so an

to start early,

said he found that work-

average day begins before 6 a.m.

and usually finishes somewhere

the current term or the following

fall.

Tomasevic, along with Bonnie

oversees

student leaders

12

successful such as time manage-

ing

dents

come

where students are hired to work with other students and teach strategies to help them do well on such things as multiple choice

Tomasevic works 8:30 a.m.

Monday

to Friday.

When

and time management. This helps with the three- or four-week

is is

ing.

You may think renovating

a

a big project

but that barely scrapes the surface

Dev Handa.

With a lot of education behind him including a master’s degree in real estate development, Handa graduated from Conestoga

the

support

credibility,

Blamey backing him.

Cuba and

United States. When he returned he decided to approach Bernie Melloul, president of Melloulto

the

Blamey Construction who Handa had met while a student representative on the program advisory committee. Handa spoke with Melloul about a new housing division idea he had floating around in his head. Melloul told him to write down his passion on paper. After quite a few meetings and discussions,

Handa’s idea was

given a green light

Handa

own

said

if

in

October.

he had started his

business, he wouldn’t have

hours

three

control

on

in the

it

would be

the

home

commu-

wasn’t for his totally out

front.

“She

is

of

an

absolute organization guru,” he said. In addition to all the children’s activities, in their

she

is

actively involved

school and provides sales

and marketing office assistance for a few home-based business clients.

a

educates

women on how

to build

Tomasevic

a big

is

believer in

While working fulltime, Tomasevic also completed

education.

her master’s degree in adult learning

and education

at

Athabasca

University through distance educa-

She received her degree

in

2006.

will

meeting with potential and handle the marketing of

be

clients

Due

to all the different

in an idea known as metamorphHOUSES. The idea was

houses and comthem from scratch

The

houses will be made with environmentally-friendly products.

Handa

has

which

will

the

started

metamorphHOUSE, become

a

first

own,

his

model home

for people to view.

He the

wife, things

said if

week on top of her normal work. The distant education program

dwellings

to the client’s specifications.

ling

WebCT,

the houses.

2006.

graduation and did some travel-

through

Handa’s idea was to get the company back into the residential sector by creating modern green

pletely renovate

off after

or

with Melloul-

resources he has

to take existing

summer

Nemeth

— Technology and Trades

engineering technology program in the

World Series for the first time. The pair are active with three chil-

program

education

distant

a

tion.

Tomasevic also heads up the

College’s architecture, construction

He took

which Nemeth

careers.

has

Dev Handa

for

for meeting

she

not meeting with students, she

is

Tomasevic has

with students.

4

constantly working on projects for

kitchen or basement

test-

to

an

hour while other students come on a weekly basis. p.m.

with a new initiative called iLearn

list

event,

adds was coincidentally also the evening the Blue Jays won the

These

as

groups run an hour each week. She also runs a seminar through once a education continuing semester in the evening about learning as a adult and also teaches

and attention deficit disorder (ADD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), came up

Another important job Tomasevic is keeping the website up-todate. Tomasevic and Lipton continue to add changes and are working to stream study tip videos on to the website along with instant messag-

stu-

in to talk just for

difficult.

historically

ties

wait stu-

homecoming

who

courses which have been identified

She meets with 100 to 125 dents per semester. Sometimes

Anniversary of Colleges during a

learning group program where she

for students with learning disabili-

prepa-

also a

— Community Services

co-op course, and she taught sociology as well. After teaching at St. Louis for a year and a half, Tomasevic was hired as a learning skills adviser in the Learning Commons of Conestoga’s Doon campus. Her job now is to teach students the academic skills they need to be test

is

1

nity.

run free study groups for certain

ment, note taking and

Nancy

Conestoga graduate, from the journalism program in 1990. The two at the 1992 25th in met

dren and are involved

Lipton, the learning skills adviser

ration.

Ancaster. His wife

is

ing for Canadian Tire and Labatt

Nemeth

said.

lives with his family in

in

It

to be very seasonal business based on weather conditions and daylike

Nemeth

Ontario.

Nemeth’s job to implement strategies to grow the business. “The construction industry tends

I

around 6 p.m.,” he

homeowners

central

south

light.

always.”

Joy Tomasevic Once

he

then,

helped

school

through

part-time

realizes this

is

a big risk for

company and wanted

his dedication

to

by becoming a

show part-

ner for this project, meaning he will only

make money

if

the

com-

pany makes money. Handa works 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday to Friday and will work evenings and weekends when necessary.

He does everything imaginable from design work to construction and as the project progresses, he

The very

first

metamorphHOUSE.

jobs

Handa

does, he has given him-

self the title of chief inno\reno\vator.


Feature

SPOKE, March

where are they now?

about their journey after college — Health Sciences Melody Frizzell-Pershad

Dealing with

and death

life

an easy task, but

Melody

Pershad manages

to

months

isn’t

work

Frizzell-

cope with

asking

later,

them

for

she would

now works

accepted and

this

if

She

full-time.

the

in

Frizzell-Pershad graduated from

week

with

rotation

a

six-

work

varied is

sup-

posed to work both a day and an evening shift, but Frizzell-Pershad

sive care unit (ICU).

She decided she wanted

works

days and weekends. She

Hospital in Kitchener in the inten-

it

7 p.m.

work

healthier for her

is

At the start of her shift, FrizzellPershad spends approximately 15 minutes listening to a verbal report

her

last

MacDonald was

Knowles -had

to

accepted. It was at MarketForce where she first met her future busi-

right through the

Monday

usually

care

with

to deal

left

because

patients

that’s her specialty.

Frizzell-Pershad said the tough-

— Applied Arts

with

until

5 or 5:30 p.m.

and often work day without taking

to Friday

lunch breaks. They also work some evenings and weekends depending

ness partner. Julie Knowles.

on the demands of projects. With only one full-time employee, MacDonald and Knowles can

Knowles, who graduated from the program in 1997, two years before MacDonald, accepted a job at MarketForce after a former classmate who worked there rec-

have up to 50 different projects to once. They hire subwhen needed. The company does design work

work on

at

contractors

for a job.

Knowles

for different businesses

friends and even trav-

and organi-

have created branding

They Huron Country

which gave them a chance to bond further. The two women, who both had their own freelance businesses on

zations.

began talking about how would each like to start their own company. After a few years of working at

from corporate identities, like logos, tradeshow displays, ad campaigns, brochures and marketing materials

elled to Italy together

for

Children’s Kitchener.

the side

they

Museum

and

the

located

in

They design everything

MarketForce. MacDonald decided

and now offer full service marketing and communications plans.

and accepted a position as of City the for

ting a corporate identity, they will

a

is

intensive

1

from 9 a.m.

When

designer

a client

is

meet with MacDonald or Knowles for about an hour to discuss what they want.

The process of develop-

takes about one month. MacDonald and Knowles start with researching what the

an identity

ing

business or organization

The

client

is

shown

then

is

about.

three to

which are done from scratch. The client then gives concepts. the on feedback five logo concepts,

made before a final shown to the client for approval. Once approval has been Revisions are

draft

is

given, the logo can be added to

items like letterheads to create a

package. “Everything we do has a purpose,” said MacDonald. “We don't pick a colour just

final

interested in get-

because

it’s pretty.’’

ADVICE FOR STUDENTS you are interested

If

your

own

starting

in

business, Knowles sug-

gests you work for at least five

for

someone

else

extra effort forward. In this indus-

you need

to

to take

be able

criticism well.

If

the

first

down

job you are offered.

Frizzell-Pershad spent a couple

paying than

says go

for

it.

It’s

what others

fit

think

it’s

lower

Handa easy to make

another

assumptions or to

if

job,

into the notion

you should do,

is

equal to

who

they are. Just

because your education ly

finished,

is right

now.

your pick rather than have to settle for a job just because it’s a job.

Always, think about

From a career development perspective. Tomasevic says people

things completed.

need to follow what’s in their heart and not in their head. They need to be working in an environment that

ness. Act

before

formal-

Always keep learning because that’s what the nature of our workforce

months

researching

is

never stop learning.

graduation so she would know exactly where she wanted to work. She said it's nice to have

of

jobs

you can do something you are

passionate about, even

of

self..

Don’t be afraid to turn

years to gain expe-

rience and contacts. Knowles and MacDonald recommend you have a creative resume and to put the

try,

but you shouldn’t shortchange your-

difficult to see

their 80s or

even though they had a it

is

90s die

full life,

even harder to see people

their 20s,

30s and 40s

but in

die.

She said the job is especially rewarding when someone they thought was going to die survives and gets better. It is even more rewarding when these former patients come back to visit or send cards. In

the

future,

Frizzell-Pershad

countries for short stints, providing

Weber St. W. MacDonald and Knowles work

3

seeing lives cut

surgical intensive care unit.

Two Blonde Chicks now 1

in

is

it’s

would

After a couple of prior locations. resides at

a

She said

care and eight are for the medical

stop her free-

discussions

After

ness.

the company. MacDonald was offered a full-time job, which she

to leave

con-

MacDonald, the two decided to open their own company and Two Blonde Chicks Inc. was born.

a

and

in

was then that she realized she had enough work to start her own busi-

in

with position pharmaceutical company located in Cambridge. After two week of working with

became good

Knowles

which she works

unit

of 14 bed. Six are for cardiac

because she was getting overloaded with work. It

year of the graphic design

ommended her MacDonald

sists

business

lance

program at advertising and Conestoga College, she decided to get her co-op placement done early. She secured MarketForce.

She also gives them their and bathes them if

medication

She

Julie

patients are continu-

Kitchener.

is

two

Conestoga graduates with a passion for creativity from venturing out and starting their own company. Jolene

The

ously monitored by cardiac moni-

forth.

MacDonald and industry

hours.

The to

She was quite happy when she received a phone call from St. Mary's a couple of drive to Hamilton.

that didn't stop

assessment in each patient’s room and then continues to do an assessment every four

possible.

at

finished, she does

is

own

her

night shifts, which start and finish at 7 a.m. She said she chooses

nights because

full-time

that

tors.

body then switching back and

When

someone

asked another nurse to take her day shifts and she would work all the

hours so after graduation in December, she battled the snowy

The graphic design

patients.

Once

Frizzell-Pershad

Conestoga College’s registered nursing program in 2003. Before graduation, she was offered a fulltime job working in the emergency Hamilton’s of department Henderson hospital as well as a part-time job at St. Mary’s General

demanding, but

short.

ICU.

tough situation every day.

Jolene

from the day-shift nurse who gives head to toe assessment of the

est part of her job

a

Nemeth says be initiative

show

proactive,

and do the

right

how you

thing. like to

be treated as a customer and how your owner or manager would want your work

like

it

In

essence, treat

was your own

busi-

an owner. This will help you make the tough decisions that have to be made. like

like

treatment

to

to

travel

to

different

different

people.

However, she wants to wait until her 17-month-old daughter is a bit older.

3,

2008

— Page 7


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— SPOKE,

March

News

2008

3,

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News

SPOKE, March

3,

2008

— Page 9

HEALTH CARE TIP

WEIGHT CONTROL Need

some weight? Follow Canada’s Food Guide and to lose

down

try cutting

the overall

number of calories

in

your

diet,

particularly those that are high in fat.

Remember

to exercise

and

weigh yourself regularly and above all give youself a pat on the back for each pound that you lose.

St.

John Ambulance

(Photo by Jennifer Marko)

First-year general arts and science student Stacy Dobson had not heard of the died after cleaning his ears with a cotton swab, but says it’s a shame.

Quebec man who

Despite what you’ve heard, cotton

swabs can be

MARKO

By JENNIFER

Third-year

health

management

When

mom

your

your

stick things in

you not

told

to

knew

ears, she

what she was talking about. Last

a cotton swab was

year,

linked to the death of a 43-year-old

Quebec. He suffered an infection from meningitis in his

man

in

informatics

Lindsay

student

knows

Willits says she already

dangerous

it’s

swabs

to stick cotton

in

your ear canal. “You’re not supposed to put anything smaller than your pinky finger into your ear canal," she

his

where he had earlier punctured eardrum while using a cotton

swab. Jen

Mohaupt

“People use cotton swabs

nursing

everyday without even thinking about the dan-

at

because there

Lindsay

a risk of obstruc-

is

exist.”

first-year general arts

says Mohaupt. “If

it

is

contami-

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— SPOKE, March

3,

Sports

2008

Condors confident heading AARON O’CONNELL

By

their

In

last

back of the net." This was the second tournament

tournament before

Conestoga women’s indoor soccer team allowed only four goals in three games, but still

regionals, the

could

Despite the losses. Coach Aldo Krajcar was very enthused about

on Feb.

at

competitive Toronto area col-

ly

plenty of chances to score

all

tour-

but just couldn't find the

In their first

ment

game

of the tourna-

Condors faced a highly

the

Durham College

“We

squad.

well

against

Krajcar. "It

was 0-0

played very

Durham,” said

the last six

until

actually

were outplaying

for parts of the

game and

minutes and they

(Durham) got a couple quick

goals.

they

are ranked near the top of the entire

province,” he said.

Conestoga’s defence was solid throughout the tournament. But they lacked goal scoring, being

skilled

16.

"All three games could have went either way,” Krajcar said. “We had

nament,

women, held

Sheridan College, and was a good test for the Condors, playing highleges.

not pull out a win.

his team’s effort

of the year for the

"We them

the score sheet in

all

left

off

three games.

Krajcar said obviously offence

is

something the team needs to improve on going into the regionals. which begin on March 4 in Toronto.

But he feels his team

will

do well

into regionals

especially get

some

if

they gel a bit

more and

“These two tournaments have been good for helping us develop as a team and build chemistry,” he said.

“We have a volunteer goalkeeper who usually plays out and that kind of hurt us this tournament, but if we can get some better goaltending then we should be fine,” added Krajcar.

One thing the Condors won’t lack when approaching the regionals is confidence.

Krajcar

said

dence

something

is

they

have

gained from the two invitational

better goaltending.

confi-

tournaments.

“The

girls are starting to believe

themselves and are confident they can be a contending team in in

the regional tournament,” he said.

The final scores at the Sheridan tournament were a 2-0 loss against Durham in the first game, a close 1

0 loss to George Brown in the second match and another 1-0 loss to

Humber

in their final

game

of the

tournament.

Heartbreaker in the rec centre By CHARLOTTE PRONG PARKHILL The Condors were earned

almost

they

spot at the

top

sore and

tired,

but

short-handed,

women’s

extramural hockey tournament. Conestoga took second place Feb. 15 at the rec centre.

Things looked bleak going into their

game

first

against

Sheridan with four early goals, including two from Kayla Bruce. Sheridan answered with two, but

at

the final tournament of the season

<

from team leader Tara Davidson closed the game at 3-2. They carried their winning momentum into game two against goal

St.

power

Lawrence College, with only three extra skaters and no coach. And the St. Lawrence group was

they scored three quick goals in a

confident.

Conestoga’s solid defence to end

Coach Mike team made

although

tournament,

previous they

Pettinella said his to the finals at the

it

game

it

seriously, but

most of

fun,” he said just before

the 8 a.m. contest. “We’ll definite-

be competing.”

But

past

1

easy semifinal win, was too much battered and bruised for the

would square off in the finals. selfscrappy, Conestoga’s coached squad beat St. Lawrence in the first match after a shootout

after shot

They pounded and

the net with shot

finally slipped

with only four minutes third period.

one past

left

the

in

This not only gave them

the win, but the tournament crown.

tough

in

Sheridan College on Feb. 16 to face some of the top teams in the

"We had chances to score in both games, but we just didn’t. We are still developing as a team and will use these two tournament experiences to help build as a team," he

province.

said.

AARON O’CONNELL

The men’s soccer team

travelled

to

a.m.

first

start

game was an against

Lords and it was the off to a quick start. “It

was 2-0 only

early 9

Durham Lords who got the

five

minutes into

game,” coach Geoff Johnstone said of their first match. “We were

the

down two before we even woke up.” The rest of the match was evenly

With nothing but pride on the Conestoga faced Humber

line,

College

the final

in

tournament but fell a close 1-0 game.

game of

the

bit short in a

all my players to be tournament and it seems that the Toronto teams have a lot more depth than us,” said

“I

played

fair this

played with each team trading goals and plenty of chances at both ends.

Johnstone.

Although the Condors pressured for most of the second half they could only manage one goal and

probably three of the top four in the province and are much better teams

“The three teams we played

then

we

will see

come

are

regionals,”

am very proud of the guys and now we can look forward he added. “I

>- suffered a 3-1 loss.

Conestoga did not fair any better second matchup against a talented George Brown team who won the Conestoga Invitational in their

to the regionals.”

earlier this year.

on March 4 and Johnstone said there will be some changes in order to be ready.

The game ended in a lopsided 60 victory for the Huskies, mathematically knocking the Condors out

of;

starting goalkeeper

*%oal scorer for

missing

and

their

their top

the entire tourna-

ment, but Johnstone was not mak-

any excuses.

The

regionals begin in Toronto

“Now

that I’ve

seen

who

plays

well together, I’m going to try to get

If

sh e

gam » is always a close friend more help. Learn your need

may

a few extra practices in to get the

the tournament.

Conestoga was

ing-

of the

the

St.

Condors.

The

in

win and the tourney title. Lawrence, reveling in an

straight

Little did he know that after a long day these same two teams

By

game

them

The Condors then headed to the final looking to beat St. Lawrence

Men’s team

»-

3-

to

again, hoping to get their fourth

lost.

“We take all we have ly

the

one

squeaked

first

game.

penalty-filled

Humber

St.

Humber,

against a tough team from

rough,

Lawrence College goaltender blocks a Condor shot during the extramural hockey tournament. Conestoga won the game 3-2, but lost

The

Up

semifinal.

their

in

(Photo by Charlotte Prong Parkhitt)

it

was too little, too late. The final score was 4-2. The Condors again poured on the

players to

know each

other a bit bet-

go with only two lines for regionals so whoever be is working the hardest will rewarded with playing time.”

ter,”

he

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