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Exploring their choices

Daffodil tea

High school students

anyone? Signs

learn about

of spring

abundant

at

No shoes?

Don’t worry Young Toronto-based band dances sole-less.

local fashion

extravaganza

mm

A

Kitchener.

in

Conestoga programs.

learning

newsroom

for

journalism students

' .

Monday,

Ontario can expect cool By KAYLA

GRANT

40th Year

www.conestogac.on.ca/spoke

Conestoga College, Kitchener, Ont.

2008

April 14,

— No. 14

summer

of the United States. to blame is global warmwhich is causing more extreme weather patterns. According to the Environment Canada website (www. ec.gc.ca),

But also

Tired of the winter-like weather? the

Most farmers aren't. more snow the better.

ing

faet,

In

All the

white fluffy stuff on the ground means more water in the ground.

And

some of

after

greater climate changes are expected

serious

the

in

drought conditions we've had the past few summers, the more water

and increases in certain types of hazardous weather such as heavy spring rain and heat waves. As

"A prolonged, colder winter than

may decrease

ease

pressure,”

insect

said

world due to globaj warming. Climate change is different from global warming. The climate of a in the

University of Guelph. “Soil moisture has largely

will

be one of the most affected countries

the

at

Canada

a cold, northern country,

and disDeen,

Bill

professor

associate

in rainfall

temperatures, shifts

patterns

the better.

usual

the future, including a continual

rise in

been recharged." hap-

region

El Nino, a weather effect that

generally defined as the

is

snowfall. According to the Farmer's

weather for that given area over an extended period of decades. three usually time,

Almanac (www.almanae.com),

Climate change refers

pens ever three to seven years,

blame

partly to

Nino, meaning

average

is

for the increase in

little

boy

in

El

involves the eastward migration of

warm

water normally found

in

a long

to

weather, like temperThe term ature, wind or rain. “global warming" refers to a sus-

term

Spanish,

the

shift in

tained increase of surface temperis just one aspect of cli-

western Pacific Ocean. The easterly

ature and

trade winds in the Pacific weaken and allow warm water to drift from Australia to the western coast of

mate change. Global warming often mistaken to

mean

is

that the

evenly when, in be places warmer

warm

South America, often triggering heavy rains. The vast amount of

world will

water is thought to set off a chain reaction that can affect jet

than normal and places cooler than normal. Because of this, weather patterns will change and we may

fact, there will

warm

stream and weather patterns around the world, especially in the winter months in the northern hemisphere. In the past, El Nino has often

ed to sprout. since high temperature often rep-

even see fiercer storms.

According to the Farmer’s Almanac, residents in southern

brought heavy rains to a portion of the south, from Atlanta to Cape Hatteras; it can bring mild winter umu noimciu third the northern es to tne temperatures

(Photo by Kay/a Grant,) • weather, the flowers have just startSpring might have sprung on March 20, but with the winter-like

increases

a stress and probability ot drought stress,

resents

Ontario can expect a cooler and

Deen.

normal summer. "If it happens to be slightly coolfavour most crops. er, this may

not too cool,

drier than

said

“A cool summer, as long as it’s is good for some growers," said Mary Ruth McDonald,

of G. season

be above normal, with below-normal rain ranging from Sudbury

tomatoes and cucumbers,

westward and above-normal pre-

many for

cipitation for those of us living in Kitchener- Waterloo. The hottest

temperatures will

periods will be in late May. mid-tolate June and mid-July.

associate professor with the

growing

“Those crops,

warm

U

weather, but too

like

warm

hot

days can be a problem

them, too." April and

May

*

Paper airplane contest helps charity Foundation Recreation and leisure services program raises

money

for

Make A Wish

paper airplane for $2, or make and

By

FRANCA MAIO

far

can you throw a paper

toss three for $5.

How

The student life atrium was a noisy place as students threw their homemade planes over the railing

airplane?

Conestoga College students were

toward a target located below. The music was on high, generating lots of energy as the group ot

able to find out at a airplane throwing contest, simply titled PlaneRec,

on April

3.

The event was held

at

Doon cam-

a

for

tive

Foundation,

first-year

took

part

in

the

fundraiser.

recreation and leisure services student. said the class donated

money

Even Greg Obiba, a representafrom the Make A Wish

program to raise money tor Make A Wish Foundation Canada.

services

Veenstra.

to raise

the foundation.

pus by the recreation and leisure

Jackie

worked

students

$460

The student whose plane reached was closest to the predetermined target received a digital camera provided by Future Shop. The stu-

themselves, which then soared to $020 thanks to Greg Burns, a proprogram, who the in fessor matched the amount raised by the

or

first-year students.

event

received an iPod. Other prizes included a sweater,

W ish

plastic

Burns said

in

total

raised $ .5 7 for the 1

1

the

Make A

$500 last year in same 90-minute period ot raised

the

the

Burns said. "I am very proud of the job that the students did. as this is part of the revenue

“This

generation course that 1

I

teach

in

this semester."

Students could

make and throw

a

is

contest, which took place Conestoga students participated in the PlaneRec target. contest was to toss paper airplanes toward a

um. The object

a first-year

technology foundations student, said he was walking by and decided to participate because it was lor

aood cause.

Amy BSCN friend

wishes

to

create

Taylor, a third-year nursing

Canada

student, said she joined a

hope and happiness for children illnesses life-threatening with across Canada. It is part of the laraest not-for-profit wish granting

who was

planning to partici-

pate and decided to get involved.

Make

A

in

the student

life atri-

of the

awesome" he said.

Cody Hinschberger.

a

(Photo by Franca Mato)

gift certifi-

Obiba said he was overwhelmed by the support and turnout at the event.

event,"

Year

water bottle and

cates from local businesses.

Foundation.

“We

dent with the second closest plane

Wish

Foundation

grants

organization in the world, serving 30 countries with international affiliates

on

five

continents.

information more www.makeawish.ca

For

contact


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April 14,

Now

deep thoughts

Random

2008

UCBeyond

Conestoga College

...with

It’s

News

— SPOKE,

By JENN SPRACH

nosed with rheumatoid

“UCB

What’s been your best experience at the college so far?

all.

The judging panel

beyond the boundaries of

representatives.

one-time scholarships of up to $5,000 Cdn to people diagnosed with Crohn’s disease for the

Hamilton,

2008/2009 school year. They will also award seven one-

based on two personal letters of recommendation and a one-page essay describing how they have

has

second

patients

their

ambitions,” president

Pharma Canada The winners

said

Rob

of

UCB

be

dis-

made up of

is

and

physicians

30 and winners in

will be

patient

is

June

announced

September. Students

in a press release.

will

their

The application deadline

disease and fulfilling their educational

with

living

ease.

annual UCBeyond scholarship program. The company will award seven

industry,

time scholarships for people diag-

you qet

overcome

arthritis.

dedicated to creating

leading

a global leader in the bio-

pharmaceutical launched its

almost the end of the school year.

is

back

is

unique programs and tools to aid in reaching above and

UCB,

questions answered by random students

“The health

scholarship

who wish

to apply for

download an form from

the scholarship can

chosen

application

www.ccfc.ca, www.arthritis.ca or

www.cromecommunications.ca.

fair;

kinds of free

stuff.”

Katerina Tenahage, first-year

nursing

“The food services

has been

really good.”

Sam

Yokwe,

second-year operations

(Photo by Marcia Love)

management

crunch time!

It’s

exams are here again. Alex Chmidt and Jane Coronado, both third-year management students, spent some time studying for their final exams in the Student Life Centre on April Final

studies 3.

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was

stairs;

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pretty

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Three

Brittney Baker,

second-year operations

management

Unbeatable

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Call Ryan Bankmann,

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SPOKE,

Surging enrolment bogs

2008

April 14,

— Page 3

down bookstore

Manager says additional space needed for displays and inventory MOUNTFORD

By LEANNE

number of students

jected

September,

minimum

As enrolment numbers continue the

pus

is

from Mike

to figures

shop for storage.

Currently

“We

equate to 7,865 square

more

double

than

the

more

effectively.

we have maximized

Grid walls have been added above the windows where products can be displayed and taken down upon request by staff. Also, cartons at the end of aisles are used to pile

feet,

of

size

believe

said Andraza.

square feet

l.l

considering

are

every square inch of floor space,”

per full-time student, which would still

they

cabinetry or shelving to

display giftware

square footage of

17 full-time

new

getting

the print

Andraza said the NACS figures would be in a perfect world, but most colleges have an average

1

space.”

lize the

although six years ago they gained

2006, in September affairs, Conestoga had an enrolment of 6,177 students, which increased to 6,636 in September 2007. Based on projection, Conestoga is anticipating an enrolment of 7, 50 Students for September 2008.

order to

in

the bookstore expand.

There are limitations, she said. “Academics come first, so we have to look at creative ways to uti-

feet.

3,242 square feet, which hasin over 10 years,

some unused space from

I

let

Doon cam-

at the

Dinning, vice-president of student

Currently there are

a

changed

n't

up.

According

of 17,875 square

The bookstore

Conestoga College, bookstore is struggling to keep

to increase at

such as open access labs

for

would require

that

Conestoga and there 18 new programs for will be 2008/2009. (These figures are based on the full-time post-secondary category and do not include trades and apprenticeship or con-

Conestoga’s current bookstore.

tinuing education programs.)

that as the college

Mary Andraza, manager of retail operations at the Doon campus

more space, she

bookstore, wrote a proposal

would

neous, she said, which helps get

Tibbits and Dinning as to what she

expand right to Door 1. She said she would like to have a lot of win-

believes the bookstore requires.

dows

programs

at

was submitted

The mends space

average

realist

5,000 to 10,000. Based on the pro-

displace

which school she'll attend that dream come true. Hoffer,

Conestoga with her parents April 5 in the hopes of gathering more

The event is designed that - offer prospective taste

On

of

Condors

potential

ot

College’s

stay in

"I

campus move on.

said. ”1

want

keep

"I'm really looking

at the

prospecti\ e student

there,

“I

needed

skills

student

make

to

career,”

perfect

he fit

some jump to

to gain

said.

a

“Foundations

for that.

1

hoping

to

make

a

residence,

smooth

transition

a

make a deciBev and Ray have

right for

in

is

wouldn't have

sion. If parents

living

new

been ready for business.” For Hoffer. she has one more col-

services they offer,

making sure it's me." she said. She s also

a

any influence, Conestoga.

she'll

be attending

“We know

other past students in the nursing program here who had a

vice-president ot

Conestoga was a successful event.

good experience,” said Ray. “And 1 was in awe of the technology they have in the labs, said Bev.

have created a buzz here,” he said, adding entrance for applications

real

plans to convert their daugh-

times

the

at

home

Mike Dinning, student

affairs,

“We seem

to

felt

Explore

to

Conestoga are

three

all

Books.” Andraza said students can sell their books on their own and can attempt to get more money, but there's

end but Conestoga’s Doon

memo

program chairs asking for books that will be reused next

that

to

Any ter's

room

into

“The bookstore only buys back a limited number of each book because we don't want to end up with leftover used books.

(members) would just identity what books are going to be reused by the time we do our buy "If faculty

backs then we would certainly raise our quota ot used books, she

are going to be reused in the

Andraza said. Matt Berry, a

"Once we've met our quota ot a book. Nebraska Books

(Photo by Hien Dinh)

ering selling his textbooks back

thought

something else

after

she leaves the nest?

“Yeah - clean!" laughed Ray.

Buy backs occur from April 23 to April

to the bookstore. will

needs.”

Andraza said this is why some students get upset when they are books.

to

sell

back

their

used

"Let’s say the bookstore wants

Books.

buy back 50 marketing books.” she said. “You come in and you're number 50 so you might get S50 back for your book but your

give students a 50 per cent credit of the original price of

friend behind will only get S30. This is because the bookstore has

Andraza

said

bookstore

gives students a bigger credit for used books than Nebraska

their

"We

back by selling my books independently. 1 have a couple ot

give

based on their supply and

to

"

could get more money

1

who

books so

books, while Nebraska Books may only give between 10 to 30 per cent,

"1

friends

25 outside of the bookstore where students can get fast cash for their used books.

books for their house in the United

the

posted advertising posters but he said. "1

did not get a response.

trying

States.

marketing

books.

Kyle Mctavish, a first-year civil engineering student, is consid-

steps in and begins to

buy back own huge ware-

first-year

fall.

student, understands the frustration of not being able to sell his used

demand

said.

will sell

"There's also a buyer's beware warning for students who buy books back from other students (now) because they have no way of knowing whether or not the books

retail

every semester

no guarantee they

them.

already gear-

is

specific

being out on

from living her own.

their textbooks are in stock.

met its quota for that specific book so now your friend is selling her used book back to Nebraska

fall.

practical

lege tour before she'll

considering

to an

the

(

homey.

it

is

them back to the bookstore. The school term may be coming

sends out a

Courtney Hoffer

but not too big,” she to

see the posters plastered

to the

want something bigger than

Owen Sound

it’s

Georgian

at

satellite

but she's ready to

when

“Nebraska Books comes to Conestoga tor three days during the buy back period,” she said. Andraza said the bookstore

Owen Sound

BScN

dents wanting to purchase books

together with an independent vendor from the United States to buy

six dif-

ferent post-secondary institutions.

needed,

such as distant education courses.

Mary Andraza. manager of

right for me.”

be graduating from an Owen Sound high school this June. She's applied

She could and get a

making sure

offer,

if

chasing material early. Students can also check online by going to Conestoga’s website to see

operations, said Conestoga works

student services they

factor affecting her decision. She'll

of classes

start

does take up time,” she said. Each campus has its own bookstore and Andraza’s advice to stu-

ing up for the next one.

“I’m really looking at the

-

don’t mind helping, but

return the

and space. Online ordering of books is already available for certain continuing education programs

help save time

back books.

Hoffer was impressed with the nursing labs, but that s not the only

at

“We

can books two weeks

their textbooks early. Students

so they are not penalized for pur-

to

campus bookstore

He

tor pre-

program areas sentations and lab tours.

to different

- and been accepted

from the

of books as

sets

proximity

of the college, they can purchase

it

You

thronged E-wing and were directed

to

ent texts.

initiatives

over Conestoga. Get your used books ready because it's time to

wanted to volunteer because he's so happy about the education he's been able to get after chronic back pain forced him to change careers.

students a

sunny Saturday,

a beautiful

still

sell

business foundations program.

just

Conestoga.

life at

crowds

do

to

of

By HIEN DINH

One of those volunteers was Rae. Gaouette, a mature student in the

sion.

lot

common books

buy early and check online.

The majority of books are in by the end of the first week in August,

your used books back to the bookstore

out.

information before making a deci-

nursing and business have a

instanta-

to

Sell

was very pleased with the turnout. “This is way beyond what we expected," he said. He was also happy that more than 200 student volunteers and faculty came to help

Explore

said a lot of first-year

students in large programs such as

helping to pick out 10 to 12 differ-

4.000 first-year spots.” President John Tibbits wasn t sure how many people attended, but

make

to

attended

19,

what Andraza

to see, she said she’s a

almost

Doon campus

the bookstore’s small storage space.

ing online ordering of textbooks,

provincial average.

Courtney Hoffer knows for sure she wants to be a nurse. What she’s not sure about is

Andraza

in

so, if students are in the

“We have about 18.000 to 19,000 applications for

PRONG

PARKHILL

bookstore, stands

operations at the

more people through quicker. Andraza is now looking at offer-

- and decide

Explore

are

and offering box

merchan-

and knows the college can't premium academic space

enrolled student for enrolments of

By CHARLOTTE

is

num-

of retail

and often buy the whole package, so having boxed sets of books would alleviate staff

new this

said they limit the

transactions

fronting the exterior walls of

Although would like

(Photo by Leanne Mountford)

Mary Andraza, manager

approximately 50 or 60 at one time. They now have three registers and

said.

dise.

bookstore per full-time

not ideal for

it’s

ber of customers on the floor to

and Dinning recognize grows, we need

the building to display

of

2.5 to 3 square feet of retail

in the

Andraza

Andraza’s ideal expansion plan allow the bookstore to

(NACS) recom-

Stores

although

chairs, she said.

not close to the

still

is

in,

accessibility for people in wheel-

size.

Tibbits

that

Association

National

College

which

feet,

President John

to

books

Andraza said she has requested an additional 1,800 to 2,000 square

it

I

successfully sold their 1 might as well

thought

a try."

Berry said he's going to try and sell his two marketing books back to the bookstore at the end of this term.

Andraza said the buy backs will go from April 23-25 outside of the bookstore. Although the bookstore isn't

extremely picky about the

condition ot used books. Andraza said the bookstore will not accept

water damaged books, workbooks with pen written answers or books that are visibly

“As long

as

next student

or damaged. doesn't affect the

tom it

who

is

going to use the

book then we'll buy

it

back.


— SPOKE,

Page 4

April 14,

Commentary

2008

Minimum wage increase

is

unsure wager The

latest

minimum wage

increase in

is

bound

to please

bottom of the pay scale. As the cost of consumer goods and services continues to increase, particularly gasoline and housing, it only becomes harder for people in low-income jobs to get by. Many in the

those

at

the

service industry

know

this

only too well.

However, as good as the 75-cent increase may be for those with a low income, it may cause a ripple effect throughout Ontario’s economy. While minimum wage earners may see many benefits of $8.75-per-hour earnings, this increase has an adverse on middle-class workers. Those earning salaries of $36,000 to $58,000 are providing

their

effect

funding through taxes, with no increased earnOntario already has the highest tax and energy rates in of Canada. Minimum wage hikes add to the issue of over-

a great deal of ings. all

Using a cellphone while driving should be banned in Canada

taxing.

With the increase in minimum wage, it can be expected the consumer goods will rise as well. Small business owners are also seeing the negative effects of the increase, as it creates problems with employee costs. As employees earn more, it becomes increasingly difficult for small business employers to keep up. Small business costs will rise, which means employers must cut back on the numcost of

Economists warn the 75-cent increase may lead

to

job loss-

may disappear so employers can afford to pay the new wage. Benefits may also be reduced. Economists have also noted this may not be a good time to raise minimum wage, as the economy is not thriving as well as it could be. Dramatically raising minimum wage adds to

the

Many minimum wage

jobs

problems of an already unstable economy.

This level

was

at in the

1970s. In

$1.80 an hour, which would be the equivalent of $8.86

in

Ontario, but in

all

traffic

This stress also affects other

airbag.

who

drivers

This accident taught

me my

first

are trying to

them.

could be interacting with

few years ago,

light

I

witnessed an

woman

ran a red

that was The cab then spun out of and hit the car I was in. I

and T-boned a cab

the

not

am

not completely opposed to

having a wireless Bluetooth that

if

up the phone on

talking on her

one

set

answers the phone and hangs

one hand

the acci-

woman, who hit the cab, had come over to the crowd of

people, while

I

its

own, but using

to talk, text or e-mail

thing

I

and

to operate the car is

some-

do not support.

so

We

why

all

early.

Driving and talking on a

phone

is

you can be charged with dan-

but

if

you are

Transportation's website says

carries a fine of

using a cellphone, either hand-

loss

cab

held or hands-free, increases a

sibility

person’s chances of being

licence suspension of up to two

still

driver.

The woman

said she didn't

notice the light

was red because

accident by four.

It

in

an

also says

up to $1,000,

of six months

in jail

hurt although the cab driver did

much or more as driving drunk. I know we live in a world where

while driving. For their

bump on

his

head

and a

years.

ernment

have a nasty

a

of six demerit points, the pos-

facts

Drivers should acknowledge the

ty,

and keep

their

phones off

own

safe-

and the safety of others.

Spoke

welcome

is

letters to the

should be signed and include the name and telephone number of the writer. Writers will be

editor. Letters

contacted for verification.

No unsigned

an

phone, to say she was sorry to the

slows reaction time almost as

Spoke welcomes

in

accident while on a phone. This

Thankfully no one was seriously

Letters are

cell-

not illegal in Ontario yet,

Finding a balance that benefits both groups should be a govpriority.

home,

an accident and leaving our loved

ones

using a cellphone while driving

state as well.

at

take the chance of having

gerous driving

The Ministry of

we

have families

she was answering her phone.

their

make

sure these talkers don’t hit them or

ing.

A

dent was caused by a cellphone

economic

Opinion

par-

is stressful,

heavy

other people and things around

However, the key to assisting low-income families may not in simply raising minimum wage. The government has the means to use many resources, programs and services to assist those in positions of low income. These plans and opportunities should be put to use before even considering drastically raising the minimum wage.

concerned for

ing a conversation ticularly during

lesson about driving, never talk on

would not have known

class families are

Allwood

times.

of Canada.

those in the agriculture and service divisions.

understandable for lower-income families to be concerned about their financial circumstances, but many middle-

these things aren't stuck to our

heads or hands. Driving and hav-

or answer a cellphone while driv-

control

is

to

when

time

vehicle and a person.

The hike

It

we need

cellphone and driving can do to a

turning.

be found

without a

Jackie

and a bloody nose from the

have seen what talking on a

The Ontario government plans to raise minimum wage to $9.50 next year, and eventually bring it to $10.25 by 2011. 200,000 Ontarians, particularly

2003.

be next. Personally, I think it should be banned, not just in

accident where a

affect about

our head, but

April 1. 2008 Nova Scotia and Quebec followed suit. Now Ontarians wonder if we'll

today’s dollars.

will

in

live

phone or Blackberry attached

On

I

minimum wage to about the same 1973, minimum wage was

latest hike brings it

which they did

seems we can’t

it

to

ban the use of cellphones while driving,

ber of employees. es.

Newfoundland and Labrador the first province in Canada

was

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SPOKE,

— Page 5

2008

April 14,

Furry classmates make the difference By KAYLA GRANT Karma Shtiya and Takoda Kasa are in the same grade but they’re Both students. have gold hair and soft brown eyes, but they also have wagging tails not your typical

and four legs, well, three if you’re Takoda. The two golden retrievers belong to Sarah Ptatschek, a Grade 7/8 teacher

m

Public School

The

Princess Elizabeth

at

special

huge range of issues beyond

learning

disabilities,”

“You need lems

she

to solve the other

before

even

It

I

prob-

tackling

learning disabilities. The break through to the kids faster than

said.

the

dogs

to school with her in La Loche, Sask. a three-hour drive from Fort McMurray.

north the (stray) dogs,

puppies mostly, would sneak into the school and the kids

would kick

them down the halls,” she said. “I did a few demonstrations with

Shadow

(Photo by Kayla Grant)

Sandra Daye, a child youth worker, holds Takoda Kasa. The month-old puppy works alongside kids with disabilities.

four-

to various classes

everyone wanted to train their dog.” When Ptatschek returned to Ontario she got Karma Shtiya, which is Tanaina Athabascan for karma my strength, although dayto-day the 10-month-old golden is referred to as Shtiya.

Trash

and then

After a few

“Since everyone wants a chance to

dog

Ptatschek. “Using a is

train

at

noticed a big difference sonal skills with

to discuss

often an easier thing

started

bringing

the

a big difference in the

way

students

when

dogs attend

the

“There seems calmness created

to

Spring

The snow has warmer and the beginning to grow in my getting

tulips are

front yard.

leave

1

morning hoping that

my home

each

most bus stops, all major corners and every 20 feet downtown. Yes, you may have to walk an extra step or two to reach the

beauty

to see the

comes with new growth.

Instead,

garbage.

all

1

see

is

other people's

everywhere and

It’s

it's

garbage can. but think of the extra calories you’ll be burning, not to

disgusting.

Where just

a few weeks ago there now there are

mention the planet you're saving. Getting rid of garbage while driving isn't as hard as you might

piles of snow,

were

and old

cigarette butts, plastic bags

coffee cups.

admit that I'm as much of a

I'll

My

room

slob as the next person. is a disaster and good luck finding

anything

in

know how

my

locker, but

to find the

I

always

mouth of

a

garbage can. " What happened? Did they stop teaching this necessary skill to don schoolchildren? Somehow t

I

think so.

The garbage seems

most

to be

prevalent on the sides of highways and in the downtown area, places

where adults, not children, play. Although I'd like to believe there is

some

valid

for

the

know

that

reason

garbage to be there,

I

people are just lazy.

Do we

really care so

little

about

the world around us that it has 1 become our personal trash bin' reano that know all we truth, In sonable person should miss the

garbage can. In

most areas of Kitchener-

Waterloo there are garbage cans on every block. They are certainly

at

think. Instead of tossing trash out your window, keep a plastic groin your car. Step one: put your trash in the bag. Step two: next time you fill up on gas throw

cery bag

bag in the trash bin next to the pumps. If you think that there are a multitude of city employees being paid to clean up after you. you are the

nearly

are not servants on the city's payroll to clean up the mess previ-

wrong. enough

There

civil

ously hidden by the melting snow. Even if you're too lazy to walk the extra

few

feet to the

garbage

The dogs do

behave.

not

go

day.

after a holiday

exhausting and sometimes both dogs get a day off. “(The students) are always asking

or long break.

If

immediately." Ptatschek also said the students are able to

open up

to the

dogs and

share things with them that they

may

not feel comfortable telling an

alternated so the.y can get

one or the other will be coming me tomorrow,” said Ptatschek. “Even when the pups are not there they want updates on how their if

evenings were. nitely call

I

them

think

Teaching Excellence.

who

are

having a harder time. With the dog’s eye view I know which students will need more assistance on any given day." Time with the dogs is based on

how

well the student

is

working

in

awesome

“I think it’s

inated but in

me,

it’s

the

my

age.

new relationships

and opened up to new experiences. of a College So, as you graduate, take away the gifts in

encourage you

to find

your achievements.

Congratulations!

a garbage

bin.

When you look outside would you rather see bright green grass or someone

Do where

else's trash'

your it

part.'

belongs.

1

Put your trash

Counselling Services, 1A103.

nom-

isn't all

team approach,” she

“My

to your first been mentors to you. If you remember back same semester here, you may have had many of these

and confidence

it

students also make teaching very easy." Ptatschek plans to get the dogs certified as therapy animals but has to wait until they are two years of

said.

riendships There may be sadness as you leave behind f teachers who have and support systems. You might miss

skills,

to be

situation

You have You should feel proud of your accomplishments. you began. reached a goal that seemed so far away when doubts: the Sometimes, you may experience anxiety or change and you aren t life you have known is about to will look like. exactly sure what the next part of your life

feelings, but with time you developed

could defi-

was nominated this Award for

Ptatschek

“(The dogs) are also an indicator me on which students I need to keep an eye on. The pups tend to

can. and you could care less about environmental pollution and a

cleaner planet, the sight of garbage everywhere should be enough to

I

part of the class."

year for The Premier's

stay close to the students

rest

with

adult.

for

some

as being with the students can get

projects, late nights, and too-short days.

new

to class every

Ptatschek said the dogs are

“The dogs have an incredible calming effect on the class,” she said. “I purposely bring them right

or to travel. You may be planning to move to a new city from studying, This transition will be a welcome relief

diploma,

conducive

to learning.”

represents the For many of you, the end of this semester College. You end of your current studies at Conestoga studies. may be ready to begin a new career or ongoing

here.

is

it’s

how

be an overall

that is

COUNSELLOR'S CORNER: Graduation

melted,

There in

completed.

is

it!

old.

class.

also a noticeable increase

Spring has sprung.

The grass is riz. Where last year's Pop can is.

is

stu-

Ptatschek said she finds the stu-

much work

to class Ptatschek has noticed

There the

dents demonstrate less frustration

nect to their feelings."

she

in interper-

class.

and care of the dog,"

is

Since

my

dents as they discuss the training

for students to understand and con-

dogs

pup everyone works staying on task. I’ve

the

very hard

dents with visible disabilities,” said

have problems settling back into the routine. With the canine presence they’re back on track almost

went

in the

“Takoda has gone on tour, visitwhere there are stu-

ing classes

Shadow, a border-

who

class.

more dialogue between

really lake to her.

they weren't there the kids would

collie labrador retriever-cross,

“Up

so children with disabilities

legs,

much

can.”

started with

Kasra.

Four-month-old Takoda is Sioux for “friend to everyone” and Kasa is Hopi meaning “dressed in furs.” Takoda Kasa was born with three

differences

Brantford.

education teacher started taking dogs into the classroom because she saw a need they could fill better than she could. “I was dealing with students with a

months she got Takoda

short


Page 6

— SPOKE,

April 14,

Entertainment

2008

Redneck bonanza The drunken ex-cop and

hits

Conestoga

his

cheeseburger-gobbling lover from the Trailer Park

show

comedy College 10

in the

Boys performed a Conestoga at

Sanctuary on April

.

Mr. Lahey, the

trailer

park super-

came in stumbling as he made his way up to the stage. He opened the show with a visor,

The music was country-based so shirtless Randy wore a black cowboy hat and a brown vest and

into that thing (his stomach),

and

Randy responded about six. This seemed to surprise the

stu-

played a tiny

dent

a

guitar.

knock, knock joke, which ends up

Following the musical performance the audience was given its

with Mr. Lahey asking for a

first

“little

The

drinkie poo."

With the snap of his fingers he has a rye and Coke in hand. He pulls his radio off his belt and calls for his assistant Randy.

The

crowd

begins

chanting,

"Randy, Randy." Shortly after a voice drifts down from the upper balcony and a head sticks over the edge. The audience goes wild. Once Randy gets to the stage he shows off his unusual talents of making his man boobs dance and dancing skills. All the while Mr. Lahey is standing on his head. The crowd laughs and cheers. The two share their idea of starthis belly

some

ing a website selling

truly

unique items.

One

item they showed was the

never-ending funnel which they filled with Crown Royal and ran

around giving shots to some of the crowd. They also had a water bottle attached to a shower head for easy cleanup for the private parts and a women's thong with a funnel attached to it so sitting down is no longer an issue. After introducing their

new webnew

they introduced Randy’s

site

opportunity to win prizes.

persona Smoky, a musician who sings songs solely based on cheeseburgers.

the

first

of the challenges was

park

trailer

trivia

challenge

where members of the audience had to answer five questions and collect five pictures.

Some "What

of the questions included, did Bubbles say to the

cow?” and “Who’s the dumbest cop on the force.” Enthusiastic students screamed answers and profanities when they weren’t the

first to

It came down showdown. The

to

two-man

a

person to

answer three questions correctly received an autographed photo of Ricky, Julian and Bubbles.

A

look-alike contest

was

held, as

responded,

he

"Really, that's it?"

Another question was do you want to smoke one (a joint) after the show? Mr. Lahey fielded that one saying that he and the boys in blue would after the show, getting laughs from the audience. "Sixteen per cent of Canadians smoke dope which is the highest percentage

in the

Lahey. "Did you

world,” said Mr.

know

Park Boys, you figure

caused

This

the

it

150 people to erupt

session during the break, students

had the chance ters

to

ask the charac-

anything they wanted.

laughter.

The show continued with a few more skits including imitations of Star Wars characters, and a few more songs including the national anthem which the whole auditoriand sang.

stood

Park Santa. ly

The enthusiastic crowd got exactcrude what they came for

comedy. Following the show Mr. Lahey and Randy signed autographs for everyone who attended and even agreed to sign items for those

make

couldn’t

it

walked

Students

away

signed T-shirts, posters and

and had

turous,

bit

Students were getting anything they had with them autographed including themselves.

who

Photos and stories by

with

Jenn Sprach

to the show.

while some were a

One student asked Randy how many cheeseburgers he could drive

student’s

of

They also performed a skit of Buttman and Buttboy, a parody of Batman and Robin, and the Trailer

During the question and answer

Crown Royal from one

with

um

competition was the lack of a gut competition with the winner’s waist being 25.5 inches.

belly shot of

out."

audience

Three contestants went on stage and had their guts measured. It came down to two students who both had 42-inch stomachs. Mr. Lahey asked them to lay down on the stage and he then poured Crown Royal into their belly buttons and took a shot. last

Lahey does a

16 per cent

well as a biggest gut competition.

The

Mr.

stomach.

watch the Trailer

of Canadians

about

answer.

first

because

DVDs,

more advenguts

their

auto-

graphed.

Actors talk about

and the show

their lives John Dunsworth, also known as is still amazed by the popularity of the Trailer Park Boys, but says the rise to fame hasn't really changed him. Mr. Lahey,

am

"1

still

self-effacing and con-

sider myself a student of the theatre,"

he said.

who

Randy

plays

on the show, said it’s' definitely popular in Canada and is now being shown in Australia and England.

makes you proud

show and

to

on the be Canadian,” he to be

said.

Roach

said they definitely rec-

the other day and

it

hit

at

me

right in the head."

At first he was uncomfortable about running around with his shirt off but now he doesn’t care. Roach said he can relate to his character because he knows what

means to be a hungry man but that’s where the similarities end. "I’m not gay, I wear a shirt and it

I

in the

"In

don’t eat as

profession. life

we're

many cheeseburg-

all

actors,”

he

“When someone comes up to you and says, ‘Hey, how ya doing’ said.

all

OK

but

fine

it’s

and act

like it’s

really a shitty day,

then you’re acting.” Basically, he said, they are just a

bunch of guys messing around with a camera.

“When we

we did it “We didn’t

started out

just for fun,” he said.

know

ognize the Randy character. "I got a cheeseburger thrown

me

he said.

Roach never thought of being an actor and the show is his first job

and you say

Patrick Roach,

"It

ers,”

would be a hit.” Those working on the show are it

40 years but said he’s never really dug into the Mr. Lahey character and the two have little in common. don't drink much,” he said.

“I

“I’ve never drunk as

“You

can’t be drunk or you’ll

Sometimes people don’t

Dunsworth's daughter plays the character Sarah on the show as well as works behind the scenes.

acters, said

how

he likes work-

"Sarah is an assistant director and producer. She’s been doing that for a number of years now and she’s really good at it,” he

pilot

He

is

actually

finishing the editing on a

he

wrote,

Place, and

is

called

hoping

to

Perfect

have

it

picked up by a network.

Hi

I :

Dunsworth

and Roach also another pilot together called Judge Stone. appeared

for

Dunsworth.

Dunsworth, 62, said his life is as it was in his younger days.

full as

Dunsworth has been acting

realize

people playing char-

"Some people think we drink and smoke on TV.”

ing with his daughter he said, “I love it.”

said.

I

forget the lines,” he said. that they are

asked

as

have on tour.” Tonight (the Conestoga College show) was one of the weirdest shows he’s ever done, he said. One guy asked them if they were drunk after getting an autograph and when they responded no he ripped up the picture.

quite a close-knit group.

When

much

Patrick Roach (Randy) plays his cheeseburger-filled gut as an instrument during a rap performance with John Dunsworth (Mr. Lahey).

in

Dunsworth, 62, does a head-

A

stand during his

Lahey’ signature.

act.

student shows

off his ‘Mr.


Entertainment

SPOKE,

— Page 7

2008

April 14,

Sole-less musicians no soul singers Beach

Spiral

a

Canada

hit with

the indie

They

and

perform their

danced

way

presenting

come “I

It

ed

think

we

was cool

it

to play

music

knew who were our

And

(Internet photo)

Dorian Wolf,

Maddy Wilde

their parent's annual

New

at

Year's

Day

party

their

new band. Their neighbour

if

she would sing in

Woodhead, Maddy Wilde and Daniel Woodhead make up the talented fourThe young musicians, who display unique visuals on stage, are sure to get you

Airick

piece from Toronto.

young, unique four-piece named Spiral It

Shortly after the breakup Daniel

left,

out of your seat and dancing.

long.

and Airick asked

Beach began.

didn't take long for

Wolf and

Wilde to gel with the brothers. “We've always written songs in the same way, and 1 guess there’s natural chemistry between me and Airick, being brothers and all,” think after playing together, we just know each other so well and we can kind of trust one anoth-

thought.

er

Daniel,

Wolf,

now

who

20,

met Dorian

played guitar

at

the

Even though Wolf had only ever played guitar, he was more than happy to learn time, in high school.

how

to

play the bass, and so a

Daniel said. “I

who

Wilde, 19,

been sister,

in

splits the

vocals

and plays keys, had a previous band with her 1

8,

Suzy, singing folk

music.

Motown

music and, as the

band members

the

New

to live in

City, brings an early

style to his

rest

of

who

producer Mike Olsen cello with the

Arcade in

plays

Hidden Cameras and

Fire.

The recording of

say, is the clos-

est to sanity.

was done Hamilton and

Ball

a shed outside of

Daniel said the unusual recording

very important.

shows and kind of makes

the

The

music,

visuals should suit

not

the

other

way

“The visuals should

suit

the music, not the other way around.” Daniel Woodhead, Spiral Beach

“We wanted

2003 and rocked local venues in and around the Toronto area before releasing their self-titled debut

instruments travel

gettable.

They

are in the writing process

now and

some of

date and will hopefully be recorded in the summer. “1 think the songs are kind of more extreme, like the loud ones are louder and the quieter ones are

missing on their

With each member bringing his or own taste of music to the table, they began writing in February

all

through listeners' minds, creating an innovative sound that is unfor-

album. front of fans and friends to the get the concert-like atmosphere that they were

her

The vibes of

right

They even recorded

drummer

As far as not wearing any shoes on stage, Daniel said since they practised in a basement where they wouldn't wear any. it seems unnatural to play with them on. With their get-in-your-head music and their strange but remarkable stage presence. Spiral Beach lifts you into a new world of music.

was set up because the band wanted to get a live feel for the site

onstage. It helps that we’ve always hung out outside of the band too.”

with Airick,

who used

Dorian,

York

and childhood friend said yes. Now all they needed was a bass player and little did they know that it would be a lot easier then they first

is

around.”

we

set and Airick picked up a guitar and they formed a band with their cousin Jesse and their good friend Liam. But the band didn't last

at

the

until

drum

band

“But we work on the music by

age.”

so Daniel sat behind a

think having a strong visual

itself first.

didn't

started playing with people

across

the bizarre visuals that

us stick out," Daniel said.

music at first. “Our dad is a bass player, and we would always be dragged to folk festivals and stuff when we were

“We

extraordinary

viewers

gets people interested and excit-

I

Daniel.

an

in

with the vibrant music they

side to the

in

said

with

play.

musicians weren't really interested

little."

to

them and, band members, who shows in bare feet,

they

Canada with

As young brothers growing up in Toronto, Daniel and Airick Woodhead began writing songs when Airick was and Daniel was 13. But these two young talented

bunch of friends

stage

along with the

AARON O’CONNELL

I

and they did not disap-

invited a

come on

dance crowd By

live

point.

first

in

album.

band sound instead of working for weeks overdubbing like we had on our first

to get the live

record,” said Daniel.

band made a last-minute appearance on MTV Earlier in

2007

the

Daniel said

the songs written are their best to

quieter,” he said.

“Plus

I

get to sing a couple of

songs.”

For tour dates and more informacheck out their website at www.spiralbeach.com.

tion

album on Oct. 31. 2005. The independent album included catchy songs like New Clouds, Hot Clouds and Voodoo that were sure to get anyone at their shows up on their feet and dancing, both young and older crowds. When asked

music their if reminded the older crowds of music written back in the '60s and '70s Daniel said they get comparisons to older music all the time. “1 guess people are just reminded of their youth by how young we appear to be." he said with a laugh. Spiral Beach has become popular (Internet photo)

not just in Canada, but in the United (Internet photo)

The Torontonians made an appearance on

MTV Canada

in

2007.

for

Not bad a band who only has one mem-

ber

who can

States and

Spiral variety

Europe as

well.

Spiral

Beach played

at the Marysville

Community Centre

in

2007.

legally drink in the U.S.

Beach has played with a of bands over the past four

years including fellow Torontonians,

The Hidden Cameras and

the popu-

Canadian band Sloan. This is quite the accomplishment for a band at such a young age and

lar

Daniel says they haven't had problems because of it. "It's

many

kind of ironic but Toronto is we’ve ever had trou-

the only place

ble drinking at our

own

shows.” he

“We've heard a lot of stories about young bands being kicked

said.

out of the club after their

set.

but

never happened to us." Despite louring for most of 2007.

that's

(Internet photo)

Wilde and Wolf rock Nathan Phillips Square at the Winter City Festival in Toronto on Feb. 3, 2007.

Beach was able to release their second album titled Ball, this time with the help of friend and

(Internet photo)

Spiral

Spiral Beach's vibrant tea.

and catchy music

just

might be your cup of


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— SPOKE,

April 14,

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2008

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Sports

Conestoga By JOHN LINLEY Conestoga College has honoured its

outstanding athletes

the

for

The

athletes

of the year, most

valuable players and recipients of

awards were named at an awards banquet on April 8. Dave Scharratt was named the male athlete of the year for his perthe coach’s

formance on the cross-country team.

was

Scharratt

the

provincial

champion and also won London and Fanshawe meets. He still has two years on the team and has his sights set on a bigger future. “I'm going to win nationals next year," he said. “I should have it

won

this year.”

who was

Scharratt,

the

MVP

team,

Finishing second overall

plate.

OCAA

school year.

of the

came

in

eighth

also

named

cross-country at the

nation-

hitting,

in

helping her team

finish third overall in the league.

She was also named co-MVP of the

team along with her

softball

teammate Lindsay

Pamela

Bosomworth

Paterson.

was

the

recipient of the coach’s award.

rookies that came together through the season. Nick Preikschas was given the coach’s award.

The badminton team’s

Larry Stuart shared the award. Walter Gerow was given the

Wang won

fin-

The

MVP

Ashley Thompson.

The women’s indoor soccer team finished fourth at the provincials,

MVP

Carmen

als this year.

led

The female athlete of the year was Melissa Voisin, a utility player on the women’s fastball team.

Carnochan and winner of the coach's award Ashley Flewwelfing.

their

the

MVP

was

who won second

provincial

competition.

at

Ao

the coach’s award.

The winners for the golf team were Aaron Logan, MVP, and Scott Zettel, coach’s award.

of women’s outdoor

soccer was Jasmine Campos, and the coach’s award was given to

by

— Page 9

ol

Justin Imbeau,

ished sixth this season.

2008

men’s indoor soccer team finish fourth in Ontario and was named the most valuable player. The coach’s award was given to Mohammed Yousufi and Mugove Manikaa. Michael Werchola was the MVP of a men’s outdoor soccer team full

The men's rugby team also had two MVPs, as Jake Vandyke and

coach’s award after the team

April 14,

hands out the hardware

athletics

“It’s amazing, I can't describe it,” she said about winning the award. Voisin had a great season at the

SPOKE,

Vasko Komlenovic helped

the

Neil

Digman was

the coach’s

award

the

winner of

for the cross-

country team.

Marlene Ford, athletic co-ordinaConestoga College, said all the awards were well deserved and looks forward to seeing what the

tor at

returning athletes will

"The future Conestoga

is

do next year. promising for

athletics,” she said.”

(Photos by John Lintey)

Dave Scharratt and Melissa

Conestoga male and female athletes of the year. Scharratt was the provincial champion in cross-country running and Voisin was second in OCAA hitting for women’s fastball. Voisin are the

Ashley Flewwelling, winner of the coach’s award for women’s indoor soccer.

Jasmine Campos, MVP, and Ashley Thompson, winner coach’s award for the women’s outdoor soccer team.

Michael Werchola, MVP, and Nick Preikschas, winner of the coach’s award,

for the

men’s outdoor soccer team.

of the

(^ounseilmg services presents the

VV e d nes d a y April Justin Imbeau, player,

Larry Stuart

and Jake Vandyke, co-MVPs

for

most valuable

badminton.

men’s rugby.

Mohammed

Yousufi, co-winner

of the coach’s

award

for

men’s

indoor soccer.

Melissa Voisin and Pamela Paterson, co-MVPs, and Lindsay

Bosomworth, coach's award

for

women's

fastball.

Walter Gerow, winner of the coach’s award

for

men’s rugby.

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— SPOKE,

April 14,

Feature

2008

Tea lor two, or three or

...

Herbal teas have many great benefits including warming you, soothing you and decreasing your chances of getting cancer. The antioxidants kill cancer cells in the body as well as help to detox your liver and improve your overall health. And, it tastes good too. Bv JENNIFER

T

MARKO

though, because of the caffeine. I decided to try replacing half my

o many people there is nothing better than a hot cup of tea. But did you

know

that

some

Green

better than others?

tea

tea is

is

one

of them and has some startling benefits to its consumption. People have been drinking tea

around the world for centuries, but so popular as a it has never been dietary aid until now. If you enter “green

search engine, as

Google

into the

tea diet" I

did

when

I

it

United States as a great way to drop pounds healthily and quickly. I’m not much of a "fad diet" person, but when I began to read about the benefits green tea has on your health,

I

became

enthralled.

a daily basis, such as Elise Cappucitti,

of

been found that green tea is kills cancer it: helps

rheumatoid

arthritis,

helps

prevent cardiovascular dis-

ease,

aids

infections,

immune

in

preventing/healing

impaired

improves

function,

reduces

stress,

reduces high blood pressure, aids

food poisoning and prevents tooth decay, accordin dieting, prevents

ing to various websites,

such as

www.japanesegreenteaonline.com. It’s suggested that you should not drink

there

sure effects.

The

1

the caffeine. a frequent arthritis and stress

As

sufferer,

I

would be a good

felt this

experiment to do.

began on Jan. 21, 2008, record-

I

my

ing a log of

every night after

reaction to the tea

my

cup.

last

I

con-

tinued until ^eb. 21 three days the tea had no on me, but I knew it would take a little while to kick in. Qn the fourth day 1 began to feel

The

first

effect

relaxed, but by the first week began having trouble sleeping. From that day on, until the very last

more

day,

I

didn't sleep very well.

When

I

my

finished

experiment

end of February, I realized that throughout that whole month 1 hadn't had any pain from my arthritis - and that’s saying some1

more than four cups a

day,

The

difference

between bagged-tea and loose-leaf tea

is

amount

the

of

(Photo by Jennifer Marko) processing done to the

plant.

usually feel pain frequently.

Green tea can be found in health and nutrition stores as well as a store that has been popping up all

beneficial because cells,

make

to

could find was I could suffer from insomnia because of

only thing

thing.

communications

It’s

research

would be no harmful

at the

India.”

Teciopia director

my

1

“Many cultures use tea on China, Japan and

of green tea for one month, but not without first doing

four cups

heard

on Oprah, you will get 471,000 hits. Green tea is being promoted across Canada and the about

usual eight cups of water daily with

across Ontario: Teaopia.

Teaopia

is

a relatively

new comDecember

such as China, Japan and she says. “But you no

iced to go. There is information in stores about tea types, your health

basis,

and more.” There are also free in-store cata-

longer have to go to Chinatown to

India,”

good

get really

Cappucitti says Teaopia

logues.

two kinds: loose

in

Dao

is

con-

and bagged.

leaf

says the best kind to get

loose leaf because

tea.”

come

ferent types of tea, they only

it

is

hasn’t been as

processed as bagged. She also says people need to watch their

Also, not only can you buy green

fined to Ontario right now, with 10

that

2005 and has their head office in Concord, Ont. There happens to be

and black teas at Teaopia, but each kind of tea can also be bought

stores across the province, but they

intake because of the caffeine.

Cambridge Cambridge Centre, which is

at the

infused with several different

“There’s only a fraction of what you would get from coffee, but

locat-

vors,

quickly expanding and consumers will begin to see them popping up across the rest of Canada in the next few years. However, even though tea is becoming more and more popular and more people are consuming it, anyone attempting to drink more than four cups should consult a doctor or naturopath.

black

pany, which emerged

in

a store located in

ed

at

Elise Cappucitti

communications

is

at

the director of

Teaopia’s head

office.

“Teaopia of

sells

loose-leaf

over 100 varieties tea,”

“Shoppers can get

it

depending on what you

You can almost

355 Hespeler Rd.

she

says.

made

hot or

flalike.

personalize your

tea.

Cappucitti

says

there

is

a

big

market for tea in Canada and that it's the second most consumed beverage after water.

“Many

cultures use tea on a daily

are

the

Dao

is

a naturopath at

Cambridge

Naturopathic

Barbara

24 George St. “There are a lot of unique nutrients in green tea like antioxidants, which fight cancer, and anti-

Clinic, located on

inflammatories, liver detox,”

which help with

who

those

are sensitive to caffeine

should limit

Dao

how much

they drink."

says one to four cups per day

amount and genermost people, unless

a reasonable

is

ally

safe for

you’re pregnant or breastfeeding. She says that compared with

green tea

tea,

except

same, they’re

for

is

basically the fact

the

that

processed differently and

black has more caffeine. There is also the choice between organic

and processed

“My

teas.

preference

is

organic,” says

Dao. “That way you don’t get

all

the pesticides.”

she says.

dants are polyphenols, which help

Green tea is perfect for helping to improve your health, but that's not

slow down aging and prevent heart

the only reason to drink

disease.

down

Dao

very unique

says

Even though

10 I

many

dif-

The three main types

The

is

it.

with a hot cup of tea

Sitting in

hand

also relaxing and soothing.

is

THINGS YOU DIDN’T

I Chai I

there are

antioxi-

KNOW ABOUT TEA

of tea are: black,

the Mandarin Chinese word

earliest record of cultivated tea

for

oolong and green tea

was

in

the 4th century

was invented in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair The tea bag was also invented in 1 904 Brewing 200 cups of tea from loose leaves can be done at a

I Iced tea I

I

cost of 10 cents a cup I

One cup

of tea

has less than

half the caffeine of

a cup of

coffee I I

The most hummed tea song is Tea For Two Green and black tea come from the same plant

I High Tea actually refers to afternoon tea served on the dining (Photo by Jennifer Marko)

Tea has been around

for centuries, especially in Asia, but

now

there are stores selling just tea.

room

table


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Entertainment

Aries March

j’lfi? You

21

-

prone to headaches

Librans arc very social people

of

and excellent listeners. The best way for you to study is by listening to what others are telling you. Join a study group for a socialand listening-based learning

with

especially

exams. Study avoid them.

the

you

If

stress

small intervals to

in

one com-

feci

ing on, take a break,

down

lie

in

a

dim room with a cool cloth across you forehead and breathe slow.

20

October 23

November

By JACKIE

ALLWOOD

from The Vivian Lee Couturier

Kitchener celebrated the 56th Annual Daffodil Tea and Fashion Extravaganza, a spring staple, on

-

April

21

I

in

the

Grand Ballroom

at

the Delta Hotel.

The

Don't be lazy.

you don't study for your exams, you may fail. Be productive and then relax to help you remember what you studied. Indulge in a bath, a glass of wine

Scorpions are energetic, inde-

If

make

or imported beer after to

studying a rewarding experience.

pendent.

and

persistent

of

full

You are best studying alone. Your intense style of

drive.

studying tends to be too

much

for

Your drive guarantees success on your exams. others.

Simon

which has been coordinated by Lillian Weiss for 20 years, was a fundraiser for the Waterloo Region Unit of the Canadian Cancer Society. The highlight of the evening was a event,

fashion

Fashions, er

furs

Chang

Town Shoes and designfrom Kaufman Furs.

Dancers from the More'e School of Dance in Waterloo opened the event, dancing to music from Pirates of the Caribbean and. later in the evening, to the song Circle of Life from the Lion King. This year’s theme was Disney and the room was lavishly decorated by local designer Earl Stieler.

show featuring fashions

The master of ceremonies

for the

(Photos by Jackie Allwood)

Gemini May

Too .exams

much

21

-

Sagittarius

June 21

studying

before

cause problems with

will

arms and shoulders. Take breaks and stretch to avoid stiffness which will cause trouble the hands,

Work

sleeping.

and take a

for

25 minutes

minute break.

five

Also, study one subject

at

a time.

November 22 December 2

lines are hurts.

going

It's

to hit

not too late

you where it if you hit the most difficult

books. Focus on the first so it’s easier

tasks

later.

Capricorn December 22

On

Stop worrying about exams.

You

are

both

-

and

disciplined

you appear calm but

determined and you are motivated

the underlying currents are rag-

by success and money. You are always prepared and depend only

ing.

Suggest a study group with

some

from class

friends

to ease

some

Chill out with

the stress.

on yourself which displays

itself in

your marks. Try tutoring someone for a different studying technique.

drinks after to celebrate.

l

Leo July 23

August

-

Leos are

very

creative

and in

Leos are both combine the two by creating mind maps and using acronyms when studying. Enhance memorization by using

your studying. active

lots

and

lazy,

of colour.

January 20

cAK

22

extravagant; use these skills

Aquarius

A^

-

February 18

You are the sign of the future. You are independent, original and inventive.

Studying by reading

books doesn't help you much; you must study by doing and practising for the best results. lytical skills are best

Your ana-

when work-

in".

Pisces August 23 September 22 Virgos

are

intelligent

organized. You're

worried

about

February 19

and

exams because

you've already finished studying.

Use this extra time to gel your resume and portfolio ready for job hunting. After bird gets the

worm.

all.

-

March 20

probably not

the early

One of your

you are a ail your emotional confusion and stop being lazy and study.- If you say you're going to study on Tuesday, do it. Tell your friends you're not going to be home and turn off your procrastinator.

flaws

is

Push aside

phone.

Jennifer Sprach

is

a third-year

journalism student holding fare in the

palm of her hand.

Society’s Waterloo Region Unit

Fashion Extravaganza on April 1. Below, Kitchener Mayor Carl

Zehr

is

shown

with Lillian

Weiss, the event’s co-ordinator. At bottom, the MC was Dave

Schneider

of

CHYM

FM, who

shown with Adrienne South, one of the evening’s volunis

teers.

January 19

the surface

The Canadian Cancer held their Daffodil Tea and

finishing things and meeting dead-

July 22

-

-

If you don't get good grades on your exams you may have to repeat classes. Your trait for not

Cancer June 22

— Page 11

Cancer Society fundraiser features magical moments Collection,

Scorpio

May

-

2008

goes Disney

atmosphere.

Taurus April 20

April 14,

Libra September 23 October 22

-

April 19

are

SPOKE,

extravaganza was Dave Schneider

from

CHYM FM

Tickets

were

in

Kitchener.

$30.

Guests

Kitchener Mayor Carl Zehr, women with their daughters and many other dignitaries and included

residents from around the region.

The daffodil represents the hope Cancer Society brings to those affected by cancer. The organizathe

tion

sells

daffodils

month of April in

during

to help raise

the

money

support of the light against the

deadly disease.


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— SPOKE,

April 14,

2008

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