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Science students catch goose


									 Enrolment                                  In search of the perfect Halloween pumpkin
 new heights
 By Lindsay Moore
 Chronicle Staff

   The student population at
Durham College and UOIT lias
increased by more than expected.
We now liavc almost 9,001) stu-
dents on our campus, 5,1)73
attending Durham College and
around 3,000 at UOIT.
   "We’ve grown, and amazingly
so." says Judy Mormon, vice-pres-
ident Academic.
   The enrolment numbers have
Increased by 563 for Durham
College, which Is much better than
(he projected enrolment statistics.
   Because of llic change in high
school curriculum, as well as the
fact that universities are taking
more students, expectations were
that enrolment for die’college
would cither decline or even out,
explains Morcllon.
   In (he beginning jot the year
many students may have experi-
enced over-crowding in some
classrooms because of llie
  The bus services used by
Durham College and IJOIT have
become more crowded ibis
as well.
    "Our ridership is up, so people                                                                                                                                             Photo by Jesara Cocks
are riding die buses, which is                   POSING IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH: Kids take a break from pumpkin-hunting at Knox Pumpkin Farm in
great," says Moretton, but it will               Clarington. See pages 6-10 for special HaHoween feature.
mean a readjustment of die bus
   As for the growth in particular
programs, those in Design and
Communication Arts, Applied
                                            Science students catch goose
Science and Technology and                 By Derek Giberson                  held a barbecue for students Oct. 4         president of die Science Society, a
Skilled Trades have seen die               Chronicle   Staff___________       to celebrate its second win of llie         scliool club geared towards science
largest increase. This is likely                                              annual Wild Goose Chase, a frosli           students.
because of the job market, says               Every so often, a wild goose    week event.  "

                                                                                                                              Al-Saad and oilier students from
Moretton, as many of (he fields
included in these categories have
                                           chase isn’t anotlier wild goose
                                           chase after all.
                                                                                 "They really enjoyed it this year,"      the Science Society were among die        Season wraps up:
                                                                              said Dccna Al-Saad, a third-year            volunteers wlio helped out with
shown demand in recent years.                The faculty of science at UOIT   Biology, student who is also the
   Next year Durham College is
hoping to have eight new pro-
grams starting in. September,
                                                                                                                          frosli week, which is held at the
                                                                                                                          beginning of each year to lielp first-
                                                                                                                          year students get comfortable witli
                                                                                                                                                                   Lady Lords
which is estimated to bring at least
350 new students. The newest
                                                                                                                          their new campus.
                                                                                                                              Tlif Wild Goose Cliase is a not-
                                                                                                                          so-serious event that pits students
                                                                                                                                                                   battle at
additions will be Fitness and.                                                                                            from each oftlie university faculties
Health Promotion, Gaming,
Interior Decorating, Payroll
Management, Child and Youtli
                                                                                                                          against one anotlier in a search
                                                                                                                          around campus for tliree fake geese
                                                                                                                          marked witli die name of eacli of
worker. Court and Tribunal post-                                                                                          tlic respective faculties. Each team     Women’s fastball team fin-
graduate,          Water    Quality                                                                                       also had to find’answcrs to a ques-      ishes off a perfect regular
Technician, and        Retail Loss                                                                                        tionnaire about the campus and die
Prevention.                                                                                                                                                        season, miss gold at finals
   "I just think Durham College is                                                                                            It gets them used to the univer-
in a   really good position," says                                                                                        sity, comfortable walking around         Chronicle reporter Matthew
Moretton.                       ’
                                                                                                                          and talking with pzople," explained      Collison travelled to
    And die enrolment numbers                                                                                             Al-Saad.                                 Hamilton last weekend/or
are only going to improve from                                                                                                ’They’ll know upper-year people      the championships - Story
here. The board of governors and                                                                                          too, which is good for them," slic       page 35
others arc working on a branding                                                                                          added.
exercise, wlilcli advertises for the                                                            Photo by Derek Giberson       The science team’s win was
scliool by projecting a good image           HOT OFF THE GRILL: William Smith, left, dean of                              attributed to (lie way they orga-        Lady Lords wrap up regular
of all aspects oftlie college. A new         faculty of science, and Deena Al-Saad, president of                          nized themselves at die beginning,       season with 55 consecutive
                                             the Science Society, serve burgers to faculty and                                                                     wins - page 37
             See Changing pa^c 2             students at the third annual science barbecue.                                                  Sec (W/dpage2

                                                                                                                          Men’s team tops                                     Inside
                                       The real CSI:                                                                      provincial finals,                           Entertainment:
                                       The science of                                                                     heads to national                           Matty James sits
                                                                                                                          championships                             down with Motion
                                       fbrensics - p. 16                                                                                                             City Soundtrack
                                                                                                                          p. 33
                                                                                                                                                                           p. 30
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                                                                                                                W NTOS
 Learner Support Centre: Helping you make the grade
                                            are online and can be accessed           ;it
By Diana Greenhorn                          home.
Chronicle Staff                                 The computer-based tutorials
                                            include writing, mathematics,
    Students who need help with ;>          accounting, physics, biology and
subject or nre looking to boost tlieir      electronics.
grade from a II to an A should pay ;i           The College 1’ecr Tutoring
visit to (lie Learner Support Centre,       Program provides one-on-one or
located above the Computer                  small group tutoring by students to
Commons in llic Gordon Willey               reinforce material covered in class.
building.                                        "Seventy-eight per cent of stu-
    Tlic Learner Support Centre             dents wlio worked witli (lie college
began in 1981 and was designed to           peer tutors succeeded in passing
assist students witli tliclr academic       tlieir tutor subjects," says Blanche.
needs.                                           Any college student enrolled in
    It olTcrs workshops to enhance          a full-time course may apply to be
students’ learning skills, online tuto-     tutored, following a $5 registration
rials, a college peer tutoring pro-         fee. Any upper year college student
gram and subject-specific clinics to        witli a Gl’A of 3,00 or lilglier and
strengthen students’ academic               wlio qualifies financially may apply
skills.                                     to become a college peer tutor.
    "We like to promote (lie area, not          Tutors must have a grade of B or
as a place you come to because              higher in tliose subjects they wisli
you’re having difficulty, but also to       to tutor and are paid S 10 an liour.
improve skills and Increase inarks,"            "We rini out of tutors, we’re
says Willona Blanche, Director,             always looking for more and we
Disability and (.earning Services.          would certainly want students lo
     "It doesn’t mean tliat they’re fail-   know that tutoring is available," says
ing or struggling sluclcnts, we gel ;>      Blanche. "Our services are available
lot that are keen on just Improving         to university students, but the peer
their skills."                              tutoring program Is a college one,                                                                                                     Photo by Diana Greenhorn
    Throughout tile academic year           University students liavc TAs                     LEARNER SUPPORT CENTRE: First-year Computer Systems Technology student
(lie I-canicr Support Centre offers (Teaching Assistants)."
study skills workshops, wliicli      it is not uncommon to find the
                                                                                              Devon Rosebush ioves the Learner support Centre.
include time management, learning centre full, especially on weekday
styles inventory and test-taking afternoons.
skills.                               The centre logged almost 1,000 year                             Computer          Systems on Thursdays, a couple      times   events and worksliops, and to view
   There arc 120 tutorial software          student visits between lanuary and             Technology student, is a regular,         between classes."              tlie calendar of events log onto
programs available, some of wliicli         April 2004. Devon llosebush, a Rrst-              "I like it here. I come here usually     To find out about upcoming

   Changing                                   By Lindsay Moore
   numbers on                                 Chronicle Staff                                  Top-notch students take the stage
   campus                                        New programs planned
                                              for September;
   Continued from page 1                           Fitness and Health
   logo and a revamped websitc arc            - Interior Decorating
   only a couple of (lie changes to           - Payroll Management
   be made.                                   -Child and Youth Work
      This is done by identifying             - Court and Tribunal post-
   what’s unique about Durham                 graduate
   College and playing off of it, says        - Water Quality Technician
   Moretton.                                  - Retail Loss Prevention
                                              - Gaming

  Wild goose chase nets some
  pride for science students
  Continued from page 1
  dividing the group up and handing
  out different tasks. According to
  Al-Saad, aside from lielping with
  getting organized at tlie beginning,
  it was the first-year students who
  did all (lie work.
      "We weren’t allowed to lielp
  out," slie said.
      More than 250 science students                            Photo by Oerek Giberson
  were estimated to be in atten-
  dance at the annual barbecue - tlie         The Wild Goose Award,
  first one in its ihrce-year history         won two years in a row
  tliat didn’t get rained on, said Dr.        by science students.
  William Smith, dean of tlie faculty
  of science.                               annual event.
      Tlie friendly inlcr-faculty rivalry      "It’s a big tradition - heat (lie
  for the Wild Goose Cliase also            engineering students," said Smith
  seems to be a growing part of the         witli a chuckle.

                                                                                                                                                                                 Photo by Lee Thibidaau
      In last week’s issue of the and statements for the third and
   Chronicle, an error was made fifth photos were accidentally                                  FALL CONVOCATION: In what will be his last fall convocation. Durham
   regarding The End of Cheap switclied. The Chronicle regrets                                  College and UOIT President Gary Polonsky congratulates student Meghan
   Tuition; Freeze Over. Tlie names any inconvenience;                                          Christiansen, who was on last year’s College Honour Roll, the President’s
                                                                                                Honour Roll, and achieved the highest mark in the Public Relations program.
                                                                                                                                                 THE CHRONICLE                 October 25, 2005             3

                                                                                 ^VPt^ NEWS
What you know can protect you
Learning                                      kind of sexual contact. A pregnant
                                              woman can also pass on
                                              Clilamydia to a cliild.
                                                 Genitiil Herpes ;iii(l Genital
how to                                        Warls are also passed to another
                                              person by sexual contact according
                                              the fact slieeis from tlie campus

prevent                                       health centre.
                                                 The Public Hf.illli Agency of
                                              Canada says Clilamydia is a

and treat                                     bacterial infection and is one ofllu’
                                              more serious of all tlie infections.
                                              Men often have no symptoms and
                                              can easily spread the infrclion with-
STDs                                          out reali/ing they did so.
                                                 A woman also may not reall/.e
                                              slie is Infected with Chfamydia until
                                              slie is tested or decides to have a
By Courtney Duffett                           baby and lias difncultv becoming
Chronicle Staff____                           piegiiiinl.      Chliinmii.i usually
                                              affects (lie cervix and tlie urethra in
                                              women, which in turn, makes It
    Casanova had one, Al Capone               more difficult to get pregnant.
tiled of one. Sexually transmitted                The Public llealtli Agency of
diseases arc still aroiind and more           Canada says that Genital Herpes
common today. So what do you do               causes painful sores.          Genital
if yon catch one? 1 low do you catcli         Herpes is usually transferred by
one? What arc your chances of                 direct contact with the open sores.
catching one and how can you pre-             Some symptoms can he tingling or
vent it from happening?                       itching and, sometimes, a lever or
    There are many types of sexually          headache.
transmitted diseases. Jeannine                    Bennett said (lie campus health
Bennctt, a health nurse at (lie col-          centre treats about three to four stu-
lege, believes that Chlamydia,                dents a month, or about 30 students-
Herpes and Genital Warts arc (lie             a year. They must report all cases of                                                                                                      Photo by Courtney Dulfelt
most common STD’s among stu-                  STDs to Public Health. They make             EDUCATION CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE: Learning how to prevent and treat STDs is
dents.                                        sure all past partners arc called to         made easy by the fact sheets that are provided by the Campus Health Centre.
    Chlamydia can be cured with               let them know that they too sliould
antibiotics but Genital Herpes and            be tested.
Genital Warts cannot be cured.                    Almost all sexually transmitted       sore where the bacteria entered (lie   dents to do in order to prevent          ;il).s(;iin  froin sex altogether.
There are however medications                 diseases arc treatable but not all are    body.                                  catching a sexually transmitted dis-     Dennett aiitl lingel.ige however,
that can he taken to lessen the               curable. Gonorrhea, which is a bac-           The fact sheet from tlie campus    ease.                                    realize lliat ahslaining from sex is
chances of Betting brcakouts.                 terial infection, c<m be cured witli      health centre says tliat Syphilis         Campus nurses Bennett and             far fetched and reali/e students do
    "It’s easier to prevent them than         antibiotics given as cither pills or      should always be tested among          Teresa Hngelagc suggest students         engage in sexual activities therefore
to treat them," Rennett said.                 injections, said Hcnnett. Syphilis        pregnant women because it can          always wear condoms, m>iinl;iin a        they want tliem to be informed and
    Chlamydia can be passed from              can also be treated with antibiotics.     cause birth defects.                   monogamous relationship with a           reali/c tlie risks they are taking and
one person to another through any             The first sign ofSypliilis is a painful      There arc many tilings for stu-     non-infected partner, and ideally,       what (lie consequences are.

  Burning the midnight oil: L-wing curfew changes
                                               classrooms in tlie L-wing were time tliat every student has a time                 "Tlie allotted time will liardly be tliat senior students liave a liigli
      By Jesara Cocks                          closed at midnight.                    management problem." she said.           accommodating enough," lie said. demand for access to tlie comput-
      Chronicle Staff                              Multimedia and graphic Design         I liscox said one of her reasons          Ivany said tlie provided laptops er rooms, but explained that last
                                               students who have heavy course for coming to Durham was the                     are just not enough.                   year, especially, (lie facilities were
                                               loads mainly use classrooms and available resources, and that clos-                 "We can do some work on the abused.
         Recent complaints from stu-           labs in (lie L-wing..                  ing (lie labs at midnight takes away     laptops. But they are missing soft-        He said students slept in (lie
      dents in Multimedia and Graphic              Many of these students stay up from those resources.                        ware tliat js available in tlie class- rooms, ate and drank, and garbage
      Design programs have resulted in         all night, and have been known to         She said the school needs to          room, so tlie laptops do not solve was left everywhere.
      a much-appreciated change for            stay awake for days to complete focus on the programs, and wliy                 the problem. We need access to             "It was a mess," lie said.
      the L-wing curfew.                       assignments on deadline.               they carry such a liuge workload,        the classrooms."                           I Ie said die students were treat-
         Two lab rooms will now be                 Classrooms in the L-wing arc and less on how students manage                    Jessica Nolet is a third-year ing tlie computer labs as home,
      accessible 24 hours a day.               an integral part of many programs their, time.                                  Animation student wlio also had but said that tlie problem was not
             Open only to third-year           because students had 24-hour              " 1 understand tlie scliool wants     concerns about the curfew.             with the majority of students.
      Multimedia and Graphic Design,           access to them.                        us to be more efficient in time              "I absolutely disagree witli the       "Some students caused prob-
      rooms L108 and L127 will provide             Students who use these com- management, but our workload is                 lab ’curfew’," she said. "It’s a hin- lems for everyone else," lie said.
      computer access to students wlio         puter rooms disagreed with the heavy and it doesn’t help when we                drance to my production of work,           Pereira said rules need to be fol-
      need it at any hour.                     new rule, claiming that they need- have limited access to top of the            and restricts working hours."          lowed, including no eating and
         Robin Pereira, dean of schools        ed overniglit Jiours to complete line computers," she said.                         Nolet said the workload for her drinking in tlie labs, and rooms
      of Design and Communication              assignments, especially in their          "We are paying money to have          program is very heavy.                 need to be kept garbage free.
      arts, said security will have (lie       portfolio completion semester.         access to the school," she said, "It         "During the end of the semester        "If the students abuse the
      names of students allowed into the           Mcgan Hiscox is a third-year just doesn’t seem fair, especially             (lie workload becomes unbear- access, I would simply have to
      rooms after hours and all they           Multimedia student who did not when other departments are keep-                 able. I’ve been forced to pull all- restrict access again," lie said.
      have to do is stop by tlie security      agree witli the new practice.          ing their labs open 24 hours."           nighters, but this is not possible         He said the faculty is sensitive
      desk on their way into the school.           Hiscox said tlie labs offer more      Many students sliarcd 1 liscox’s      with the new lab closure policy," to die fact tliat they liave to accom-
          Before the curfew was enacted        convenience.                           concerns and frustrations with the       slie said.                             modate different schedules,
      the L-wing situation was very dif-           "We don’t have all tlie software L-wing situation.                               Nolet said that some animation including students who work
      ferent.                                  we need on our laptops, plus the          Weston Ivany, another third-          projects require rendering, which wliile in scliool and tliose wlio do
  .       If you were to take a late niglit    Macs at the scliool are (aster and year Multimedia student, was wor-            is tlie finishing process for anima- not liave reliable transportation
      walk through tlie L-wing last year,      more efficient to get work done," ried about how the situation would            tion projects, and can take hours,     and may need access to rooms
      you would not be alone.                  she said.                              affect the upcoming portfolio                  Given that students arc not later at night.
          Rooms were filled witli stu-          .  Hiscox said she believes the semester.                                      allowed to render their work dur-          He said lie liopes students will
      dents at all hours of the day und        curfew was enacted to teach stu-           "It adds un-necded stress," lie      ing class, (lie only option is to ren- respect (lie access to llie rooins
      night, and you could even Hnd the        dents better time management.          said. "I am not looking forward to       der overniglit, wliicli was not pos- and follow the rules because they
      odd student sleeping, yes sleeping,          Slie argues tliat witli working tills upcoming portfolio semester."         sible witli (lie midnight closure do in fact need tlie rooms for some
      sprawled across chairs beneath            two jobs wliilc attending school,         Ivany said tliat witli the mid-      policy.                                projects.
      work desks.                               late niglit .work Is sometimes the night curfew students would liave                 Pereira said the closing policy      Oilier students wlio need late
          As a result the L-wing "curfew",      only option.                          approximately six hours outside of       was enacted to clean up the com- access to labs can use C135 and
      as students called it, was enacted.            It’s unfair to say tliat because class time each day to work on           puter labs.                            C138, which both operate 24 lirs a
      The policy meant tliat all labs und       some students don’t manage their assignments.                                       Pereira said he understands day.
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Wheels in motion to day?
     In .1 spring I’llitinn of The
Chronicle, Ralph Aprile, vice-presi-
ticul of Facilities iiinl Ancillary
 Services, s.ilcl he gets ;il)ont
 S’lOO.OOO fi year for repairs on r.ini-
 piis, Including roof, cl.issroom
 repair and repairs lliiil relate lo
 accessibility. He called accessibility
 "an ongoing process."
    The arllcle mmlionril the
 removal of (lie (toors in (lie Sontli
 Wing washrooms so that students
 wllli disabilities could have easier
     But that’s ahoul where tlie
 Improvements ended last year.
Aprile also talked al)onl spending a
portion of (lie money that is allocat-
ed froin tlie facilities renewal fund
on pnsli button door operators lliat
people witli physical disabilities
couid use. "\Ve had to make a
choice. We had a very limited bud-
get and we chose to put (lie opera-
tors on tlie outside of tlie buildli.g,"
lie said at the time.
    A very limited budget, apparent-
   Aprile mentioned that as funds
came in, accessibility issues would
be addressed. Has anyone ever con-
sidered requesting more money
 from alumni or the community so
 tliat (lie drcain of a fully accessible
campus can be realized faster and
is not, In (lie words of Aprile, "an
ongoing process?"
    The campus is home to
Canada’s newest university, so it’s
difficult to believe (hat the adminis-
tration couldn’t get more money to
put towards an accessible campus.
    This fall Aprile said tliis-year the
campus ended up with Sl 50,000
solely for accessibility issues.
    The money is from tlie provin-
cial government. It is a good
improvement but not great.
        Vice-president of Student
Affairs Margaret Grcenlcy, former
 head of the accessibility workers
 group, said this fall tliat (lie 2005
 accessibility plan for the campus
 would be available on tlie scliool
website by October. Accessibility
 Plan 2005: Year Three: Advancing                        Never enough funds?                     the opportunity to do a little bit          Let’s get those millions.          We need a student who is a leader
Accessibility Expertise was up Sept.                     Aprile agreed saying, "We’re            each year.                                  Greenlcy mentioned she would       wlio will meet with other students
26. 2005. Students and staff can                      always in catch up mode."                     Where is the money going to           like to sec students on tlie accessi- with disabilities and be able to work
download the plan from the                               The goal sliould be to stop play-       come from?                               bility working group.                 on issues that pertain particularly to
school’s website,
                                                      ing catch up and rather to make the           So they should get as many peo-           Willona Blanche, Director of accessibility."
   "There pro never enough funds                      campus 100 per cent accessible so          ple to donate funds as possible so       Disabilities and Learning Services,      Where are the leaders? You
to do everything and dial’s tlie                      that we do accomplish this one             that Durham College and U01T can         agrees.                               could help get those millions that
truth. And that is wliy there is-a                    thing. Accessibility is so important.      become accessible.                           "(We need) a group of students Aprile was talking about.
focus on a number of different pri-                   Aprile and administration are tlie            Aprile said (lie amount of money      witlfdisabilities becoming active as
orities, like you’ll never accomplish                 victims of having inadequate funds         needed would be would be "into tlie      a group to advocate for whatever it                          Scott Bremner
just one thing," Grcenlcy said.                       given to them and tliat gives thcni        millions".                               Is they need. We don’t have that yet.

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   Positive side to expensive gasoline
                                                       excuse to jack lip the price of black gold.          more taxes. More jobs are created, and peo-          raged at former Uoyal Canadian Mint presi-
   High-priced                                           Ostensibly, people art’ outraged with gov-
                                                       ernment Inaction. Crying foul at elected offi-
                                                       cials and their empty
                                                                                                            ple spend more. Simply put, Canada’s ener-
                                                                                                            gy sector is making a killing. In (lie last two
                                                                                                                               years alone to (lie tune
                                                                                                                                                                 dent, David Dingwall, wlio billed taxpayers a
                                                                                                                                                                 S 1.75 for a bottle of water, would want to
                                                                                                                                                                 spend billions of dollars on subsidies for

   gas can result                                      rhetoric, desperately seek-
                                                       ing monetary relief, never
                                                       promised, hut hinted ;it. At
                                                       (lie least Canadians deserve
                                                                                                                               of $160 billion, and the
                                                                                                                                  economy is booming
                                                                                                                                  right along with It, creat-
                                                                                                                                  ing more than a quarter
                                                                                                                                                                 SDV owners - vehicles so fuel-inefficient that
                                                                                                                                                                 stepping on tlie gas is akin to flushing a toi-
                                                                                                                                                                    The recent gas boom lias liad a galvaniz-
   in a           healthy                              an apology and some assur-
                                                       ance lliat gas taxes will he
                                                       cut, or llie fuel sector will he
                                                                                                            McDonald              million jobs in tlie last
                                                                                                                                      This may be of little
                                                                                                                                                                 ing affect on Canadians that may force tlie
                                                                                                                                                                 iialion with tlie highest per capita oil usage
                                                                                                                                                                 in llie (17, to think conservation and practi-

   economy and                                         nalionali’/.ed, and the goug-
                                                       ing at llie pumps llial threatens to tear llie
                                                       country down to Its foundations will end.
                                                           Here’s an interesting perspective. Who
                                                                                                                                   comfort when getting
                                                                                                            dinged ;it tlie pump, however in It) years
                                                                                                            when anollier generation is preparing for
                                                                                                            retirement, a publicly funded pension fund,
                                                                                                                                                                 cality wlien purchasing a new car. Smaller
                                                                                                                                                                 engine vehicles, if properly maintained,
                                                                                                                                                                 burn cleaner, willi fewer emissions and can
                                                                                                                                                                 result in heller air quality.
   better health                                       cares? Not a popular altitude, hul consider
                                                       looking at tlie big picture. ’1 here are many
                                                       distinct advantages olhigh oil costs, sncli as
                                                                                                            such as Canada Pension Plan. depleted by
                                                                                                            llie onslauglit ol’ (lie baby boomer genera’-
                                                                                                            lion, may lie available for a new generation -
                                                                                                                                                                     Clean air is in llie best interests of any
                                                                                                                                                                 nation will) soclali/ed medicine, reducing
                                                                                                                                                                 tlie number of cases of respiratory illness
                                                       a healthy economy, environmentally con-              more jobs, more plan contributors, more              and alleviating pressure on an already over-
                                                       scious consumers and better health.                  cash in (lie bank. So simply pin, [lay more          wrought medical system.
     It serins everybody likes lo complain                 Canada Is the biggest exporter of oil            now and get a lot more later.                            Though it may take decades to reali/e tlie
  about gas prices. Whether they drive .1              among western nations, with more con-                    As for subsidies, It is one tiling to oiler      benefits of high gas prices, as a nation we
  I!ummrr or .1 Ilonda chances lire tlicy              firmed resources of natural crude tlian Iraq.        monetary relief to a family on (lie poverty          stand to inherit a better future, if only we can
  berate oil companies that, while back-               When tlie price of crude goes up, so do llie         line, desperately trying to 1111 llieir fuel tank.   see llie lank is lialf full.
  stroking in their own profits, null every            profits of Canadian oil compiinies. They pay         lint it .seems ridiculous that a nallon out-

Canadians rush to buy Let ^s crack down
 ;as on Car Free Day on telemarketers
   In (lie last year the number of smog advi-        Coast.
sories lias more (lian doubled in Ontario and           So while many countries throughout the
while programs such as Drive Clean have              world were celebrating a day witliout relying
been introduced to improve conditions, there         on llieir cars, people in Ontario were lining up              Teleinarketers call at dinner to sell          How are tliese people supposed to
are steps (liat Oniarians can                                             to save a few dollars before          tilings people already have, don’t need or     make a deal willi a ciislonier if they are
take themselves.                                                          another gas price increase.           don’t want. This is                                         rude iind bothersome’!’
    Since tlie DSOs people                                                    Hccause many people               why it is difficult to                                          Another problem is when
have been protesting                               , ,   ,                were lining up, people                lie nice to a lot of                                        someone asks to be taken olf
against vehicle reliance, and                      Meghan                 wailing for (lieir liirn at gas       them. Many of                                               llie company’s list, and a
in I H1)!! France held the first                         .""              stations were blocking traf-          tliese people are                       Danielle            caller from tliat company will
official Car Free Day, lield                       l\.ead       .         fie, and some people                  polite, but many                                            phone back tlie next week.
and internationally-recog-                                                reported waiting 30 min-              olliers are rude                         Cowie     year, the Canadian
ni/ed every Sept. 22.-                                                    utes to fill up, tlius burning        and annoying.                                               Radio-television          and
    Car Free Day lias now                                                 more gas.                                 Recently I was                                          Te1ecom m un i cat io n
cauglit on in 1,500 cities around (lie world,           Car Free Day in Ontario this year liad                  at my friend’s                                              Commission toughened up
and more than 100 million people participate thousands of motorists idling their cars, more                     house and answered llie phone. The tlie restrictions on telemarketers.
to improve air quality.                              vehicles on the road, and for tliosc taking                caller was selling windows and doors and          If a person asks to be taken ofl the call
    In 2001 Toronto became the first alternative transportation such as buses,                                  I was fully aware tliat my friend’s father list, (lie telemarketers have an obligation
Canadian and Nortli American city to liold a delays because of heavier than normal traffic.                     was not interested. I asked wliat (lie call to do so.
Car Free Day, Tills occasion was began                  In order for Car Free Day to be a complete              was regarding and when 1 found out, said         There were a couple incidents at my
because of results from studies at municipal, success, more cities should he participating,                     no tliank you. The caller started to raise household where the same company
provincial and federal levels highlighting tlie bringing awareness to (lie event.                               Ilis voice asking, "How do you know if called back several times in (lie same niglit
extent of tlie health problems caused by pol-           By participating in Car Free Day, residents             you’re not (lie owner of the house. We are after 1 specifically requested removal from
lution.                                              will become more aware of alternative ways                 not telemarketers. We are trying to give their list. I did not report tliese cases, but
    In 2002 and 2003 Toronto lield communi- to get places such as walking, hiking or riding                     you a good deal on windows and doors."         have every right to and sliould have.
ty Open Your Streets festivals. Montreal soon the bus. These are healthier alternatives, and                        I tliought, if lie is not a tele-marketer,    If people are liarassed or disrespected
followed, and in 2003 closed one of its main make programs sucli as public transit more                         then why is lie trying to sell us something? by a telemarketer, they sliould report
streets to more than 15,000 pedestrians.             successful.                                                1 ended the conversation quickly by hang- them.
    This year, however, on Sept. 22, tlie official      While most people arc aware of the                      ing up.                                          We sliould have the option of being
Car Free Day, rumours spread quickly increase in smog days and a decrease in air                                    No one deserves to be yelled at and taken olT a list and not having to worry
throughout Ontario about a potential spike in quality tliat have been plaguing Ontario in (lie                  liarassed, especially by a tclemarketer wlietlier tlie same company is going to call
gas prices caused by the tlircat of Hurricane past few years, few arc aware of the interna-                     yelling at a potential customer. This is hack tlie next day.
 Rita heading towards Texas, and its potential tional day tliat is supposed to bring attention                  unprofessional.
 to damage major oil refineries along tlie Gulf and offer solutions to the problems.

Impatient drivers a plague on campus
    In the Ontario Driver’s Handbook, empha-             sliort cut through the Simcoe Village park-         barely slowing down enough to lie able to are busy pushing buttons. This is a problem
sis is placed on tlie fact tliat pedestrians ing lot. 1 lore I can find modified cars ripping                stop effectively and still be at a safe distance wlien a driver has more tlian half tlie vehicle
always have the right of way. I’m sure many around tlie corner, not [laying attention to                     from me.                                            over a stop line. Tlieir distractions force me to
people read this and only                                                  pedestrians.                          1 give lier (lie evil eye and continue to make a detour around tlie vehicle, hoping
remember it for that day va^^^SESSi                                            Wliat’s tlieir hurry?         move on. 1 wonder wliat her big rush is tliat that they don’t accidentally go into reverse
when they take tlieir G2 HIMIl||                                               Obstacle No. 2, possibly      she couldn’t stay back 10 feet from where she and run me over. If they were focusing on tlie
                                                                                                             was and just wait for me. This of course task at hand, they would see well aliead of
test, tlien discard wliat they j^;
learned when it’s time to |^fl’"^|||
                                          -^B      Mark
                                                                           tlie most hazardous, is
                                                                           using tlie crosswalk locat-       would be a guaranteed failure ifslie liad a dri- time that I was going to be making my way
                                                                                                             ving examiner sitting next to lier. Tliese dri- across thr street. Then they would have more
take on tlie roads.
    , ,
    1 know Iroin first-hand
              ,.    ,1   .   i   i
                                  Illfea;? ,
                                            j’ffl /Inl’p
                                                                           ed across from tlie Student
                                                                               Sometimes there arc
                                                                                                             vers are reckless. Wliy do they disregard than enough time to pull back in order for me
                                                                                                             whatever good driving liabiis they miglit have to cross.
    Walking to campus                                                      people directing traffic          learned. If 1 switched roles, would they not            Drivers today seem to have forgotten
sliould he a sale and easy                                                  iclping make it safer, but       expect tlie courtesy of being allowed to cross about (lie rights ofllic pedestrian.
activity for all students, but tliese days pedes- lliese employees only seem to be around dur-               llie street safely?                                     A vehicle can be replaced, lint a life can-
trians are facing various dangers.                     ing (lie early morning. As 1 begin to take a step         Often drivers have music pumping so loud not. 1’utting someone in danger because of
     In living close to campus, I make tills dan- forward, a woman in a van on tlie right side of            it is distracting them from seeing inu coming. Impatient behaviour is not wortli it. So don’t
gerous trek dillly.                                    the iiitursL’ctfon can clearly sue tliat I’m going    Or perhaps their eyes are fixed on all the hrlls forgot wlien hopping into tlie driver’s’seat
    Thu Ih-st danger zone 1 pass is wlien taking to continue walking. She makes u rolling stop,              and wli vliistles in tlieir car while their fingers tliat pedestrians need a break,
 6 THE CHRONICLE                   October 25, 2005

                                                                         CAMPUS MWS
 Special feature: Ghosts and goblins, pumpkins and
 poltergeists. Everything Halloween, page 6- 10
                                                                     ’                    \^                                                ’       JL    \^

   Knox^s pumpkin farm offers family fun
   By Lee Thibideau
   Chronicle Staff

       just outside Oshawa lies a field of bright orange nuiiip-
  kins nestled away behind century old trees. Among the
   Holds and beautiful landscapeDaisy and licr daughter Lily
  walk through (lie grassy fields to (lie soutli while Archie
   stays close to the house watching from a distance. Hershey
   Is also out for a walk with some friends, worried .iboiii (lie
   overcast clouds and wondering wliellier It will rain soon.
   Meanwhile Hose stays close to laii never leaving Ills side
   always keeping a watcliful eye. lan calls out Arcliie’s name
   and lie replies with bis usual call of gobble, gobble, gobble.
       Confused? lan Kruis isn’t. Tills Is because Archie is the
  resident turkey. Daisy and Lily are two kind and gentle hors-
  es, Hcrshcy is die only dark brown cow among (lie bunch
  and Hose is (tie family dog; all whom call die Knox family
  pumpkin farm their home.
      Sitting on an old picnic table In the middle of all die
  action, Kmis Is exhausted but still very mucli awake as he
  chews away at a candy apple.
      Tin starving and haven,’? eaten anything," lie says ;is his
  reddening lips and tcetli go in for another bite.
      Kruis resides on the farm, located on Hnlield road nortli
  in Hampton,. witli Ins wife jenny Knox whose family lias
  owned the farm through three generations now. He began
  to date jenny six years ago, and lie’s been helping manage
  the farm with lier and tier sister Elizabeth and tlieir father
  Kenneth Knox ever since.
       The pumpkin farm lias grown considerably from what it
  was when it (irst started 25 years ago witli Jenny and her sis-’
  (cr Rli-’abctli selling tlic pumpkins out of llicir little red
  wagon at the end of (licir driveway.
      "We now have 17 acres of pumpkins growing and eacli
  acre can hold 1000 pumpkins," said Kniis.
      The farm lias introduced some new pumpkins tills year,                                                                                                                                   Pholo Lee Thibideau
  wliile still ofTering familiar varieties, the most common                 DOWN ON THE FARM: From left. Kristy Rabito, Danielle Miller and baby Elesha Miller
  being (lie Connecticut Field variety seen in most grocery                 enjoy the sights at Knox’s pumpkin farm, located just outside Oshawa.
  stores, a lumina or ghost pumpkin that is all white, as well as
  a fairy tale pumpkin that is all green and resembles tlic              the new attractions eacli year,’ said Kruis as a young boy        Witli tlic increase in attendance and (lie current support
  pumpkin drawn carriage from Cinderella.                                approached the picnic table on his bike.                       for fighting autism there’s no wonder that the farm has been
      The farm has also grown in attendance. Thousands of                   It was Stephen, a regular visitor to (lie farm who lives in receiving more attention from (lie media.                            ,

  people from all over Ontario visit during the month of                 Courticc and would ride his bike over 20km daily to visit         "One day we had a reporter and camera crew come out
  October alone.                                                         witli the cows.                                                    from Rogers T.V. and I suggested that she could milk the
      "We did over 100 school tours last year for the kids and              Stephen has autism, a brain disorder that effects speech,       cow and the camera man... thought that would be great,"
  have done over 150 tills year all in the month of October,"            social interaction, and impedes creativity and imaginative         Kruis said smiling. "Well just before slic had arrived a calf
  said Kruis. "It’s a great opportunity for the kids to learn some       Play-                                                              liad been drinking from the udder and left it pretty wet... she
  new things about farmingas well as have some fun."                         Stephen’s disorder has special meaning at the farm             went to milk the cow and almost puked because of the
       The farm offers a number of attractions outside of being          wlierc they host lundraising events for. Kerry’s Place, a          udder being so wet."
  able to go into the fields to pick your own pumpkin. Over              southern Ontario organization diat aids families with chil-           The Knox pumpkin farm is open to the public from Oct 1
  the years they liave added wagon and pony rides, a petting             dren who liavc autism.                           .                 to the end of the month and with its current success, should
   farm with a dozen different farm animals, face painting,                 "We bought Stcplicn a lazy-boy and put it up in the barn        be for another century to come.
  scarecrow making, as well as a corn field maze. But don’t              so lie could watch tlic cows and let us know if any are hav-          "I’ve had to take (lie year off from teaching, just so I could
  worry, no one lias gotten lost in the maze yet.                        ing those "warm and fuzzy feelings’ as lie puts it...that’s our   put more work into mis... the farm keeps me pretty busy,"
      "When families would visit tlic kids would ask to go for a.        warning letting us know that the cows arc ready to mate,"          Kruis says as lie walks away to welcome yet another anxious
  wagon ride or to go visit (lie farm animals... so we’ve added          laughed Kruis.                                                    pumpkin picker.

We^re never too old to celebrate halloween
By Lindsey Evanoff                        in history, believes it’s difficult to     Halloween and attending house            Caroline      Moule,       20,    loves      but he said enjoying Halloweer
Chronicle Staff                           put an age limit on Halloween cele-        parties where there arc festive          Halloween.                                   doesn’t liave an age limit.
                                          brations and thinks it’s up to the         foods, decorations and anything             "It’s my favourite lioliday,
                                                                                                                                                .                             "You could be 80 and still cele
                                          individual.                                orange and black.                        besides Christmas," she said.                bratc," he said.,

   Arc college and university stu-           "If a 40-year-old woman sliowed        "It’s just anotlier roason to sur-            "I don’t think you’re ever too old          He usually celebrates Ills birth
dents too old to enjoy Halloween          up at my door on Halloween wanti- round yourself with friends, family               to celebrate it, ever. But I think trick-    day and Halloween together b)
and its traditions?                       ng candy would I really be inclined and good clieer," Pigeau said.                  or-trcating should be left to the            hanging out witli his friends.
   No way, say students on tills          to turn her down?" Pigeau asked.          Mike Gerace,.21, taking Business          kids."                                          "You’re never too old foi
campus.                                   "Maybe slie lias sonic good tricks.    Administration/Marketing, thinks                Moule’s dressing up as an                 Halloween unless you’re physicall)
   "You’re never too old for                 "As we get older die social events college students aren’t too old to            Egyptian princess tills year, and she        incapable of celebrating," said
Halloween," said 20-ycar-old Mary         lend to drift away from (lie trick-or- (rick-or-trcal, "but at some point it’s      plans on going to Canada’s                   Brandon Noseworthy, a 20-year-old
Martin, a second-year Hnviron-            treating tradition and get into house better to spend Halloween at tlic             Wonderland’s new PearPark.                   Music        business       Manage-

montal Technician student,                parties and costume parties," he           bars or house parties," lie said.           "1 lone die costumes, I love dress-       mcn(/Entcrta1nmenl
   Slie’s planning on dressing as a       said, adding tliat he thinks going            His plans tills Halloween Include     ing up," slie said.                          Administration student.
septic puniper with lier friends 1’or a   door-to-door for candy is more for         going to a party in Waterloo.               Will Kwan, a 21-year-old Law                 "Everybody likes candy, but onci
Halloween party she’s hosting.            llie young ones, but coflege and uni-         "1 m at tlie age now wliere the       and Security student, actually cele-        ’you’re (lie person wlio’s giving tlic
   Martin said slie wouldn’t even         versity students could do die chore        holiday lias pretty much lost all        brates Ills birthday on 1 lalloween.         candy out is probably when you
mind mid-20-ycar-olds trick-or-           of collecting candy for the children       meaning in terms of being excited           "It’s pretty interesting to have it       should stop trick-or-trcating."
trcating, as long as they liad a good     wlio are unable to get out there and       to get candy," Gerace said. "It’s just   on Hallowcen," he said.                         Noseworthy said he enjoyi
costume.                                  participate in the festivities (licn^      an excuse for college students to get       "It makes it an extra special day         dressing up for I lalloween bccaust
   Brandon Pigeau, a 25-year-old          selves.                                    drunk."                                  for me."                                    it gives him a chance to be some-
Trent at Durham student majoring             He said lie enjoys dressing up for         Computer Animation student               He doesn’t dress up any more             body else for a night,
                                                                                                                                            THE CHRONICLE                     October 25, 2005              7

  H allowe en attractio ns p opular
By Carly Jackson                                                                                                                                                          ’I lie I laiinti’d Advi’nliiri’, locat-
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                        ed in Stoufville, just north of
                                                                                                                                                                       Toronto, is In its Mill year of opera-
    It’s that scary time of year again,                                                                                                                                tion. With rive attractions, including
;iiul while trick or treating may be ;i                                                                                                                                tlie Murder Motel, tlie Haunted
thing of the past for post-secondary                                                                                                                                   Barn, llie Howling llayride, (lie
students, having ;i little spooky full                                                                                                                                 Black Cavern and Terror Trek Trail,
certainly is not.                                                                                                                                                      the I lannled Adventure has every
     For tliose iiitrresteil in getting                                                                                                                                kind of "scary" imaginable, (inests
their scare-on tills October, tliere                                                                                                                                   have llie choice of choosing from
arc many different Halloween                                                                                                                                           two or more attractions, witli tick-
attractions to choose from within                                                                                                                                      els  priced per number of attrac-
tlie (i’l’A.                                                                                                                                                           tions chosen  and beginning at S17
     Canada’s           Wonderland’s                                                                                                                                   (taxes included) for two attractions.
FearFcst, which premlered this fall,                                                                                                                                   I’or more details and Information
rims every weekend evening in                                                                                                                                          on hours, visit (lieir website at
October at the park from 5 p.m. to                                                                                                                           
11 includes Thursday, Oct.                                                                                                                                        And of course, for lliose of us
27 and Monday, Oct. 31. Offering                                                                                                                                       wlio would ratlier not wallow in
two different Action F/X Theatre                                                                                                                                       fear tills 1 lalloween, the Ci’I’A offers
scary movies, numerous thrill rides,                                                                                                                                   some not-so-scary I lalloween
chilling shows, and walk through                                                                                                                                       iillraclionsaswell.
"fear /ones", I’earl;est is sure to lie .1                                                                                                                                 Numerous pumpkin farms are
lilt, witli tickets selling for S29.99                                                                                                                                 now opfii, siicli as Pingles Farm
per person online at www.canadas-                                                                                                                                      located on Taunlon Iload in                                                                                                                                                         Oshawa, \Vlilttamore’s Farm on
     Phantom Farm, located just six                                                                                                                                    Sleek’s Avenue Fast in Markham,
kilometres from (lie ’101, offof I l\vy.                                                                                                                               aiid Knox’s l’’arm on linfiL’ld Head
2(1 In Port Hope, offers terrifying                                                                                                                                    in I lampton. On (lie weekends, visi-
trips through Its 1,()()() s(|iiare foot                                                                                                                               tors can enjoy a liayrlde and choose
i launted Barn and Phantom Forest.                                                                                                           Photo by Carly Jackson    tlieir own pumpkins fresli from tlie
Scaring people since I99’l,                     PUMPKINS GALORE: Local pumpkin farms provide patrons with chance to pick                                               fields.
1’hantom Farm is open every                     their own pumpkins fresh from the field. Knox’s pumpkin farm (above) selfs pie                                             F..P. Taylor’s will also be holding
                                                                                                                                                                       its annual I lalloween bash for ail
Friday and Saturday niglit in                   pumpkins as well.
October from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., and                                                                                                                                    ages on Monday, Oct. 31, beginning
every Sunday niglit in October from          Visit for          Asylum, The I laimted I louse, The Screemers is open every weekend                  at 8p.m.
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Phantom Farm               more details.                          Castle of Doom, The Black Hole, in October, with varying hours and                     There is no charge and there will
charges $9 per person for tlie barn             Screemers, now in Its 13th sea-     The Maniac Maze and The Midway prices. For more Information call                    also be free candy, live bands and
and SB per person for (lie forest.           son, boasts Terror in 3-D, The         of Madness. Located in Toronto, (416)979-FEAIL                                      contests ongoing all niglit.

  Pumpkin picking and carving great fun for students
                                             By Jesara Cocks                           dale back many centuries.          Irish mylh about a man named                carve tlieir own versions into
 Halloweens just                             Chronicle staff                              The name originated from (lie "stingy jack" wlio made deals with            turnips and potatoes, placing them
                                                 It’s big, it’s round, it’s orange and Greek work pepon, meaning large (lie devil. When lie died lie was not          in windows and doorways to
 around the                                  it can be found lit up and sneering melon. From tliere tlie word was permitted to heaven or liell and                    frigliten away stingy jack.
                                             at all wlio [lass on 1 lalloween,         changed into French, pompn, and was banished willi only a burning                  Immigrants brought the tradi-
 corner, students                                Tlie spooky holiday just would- was again converted into pumpion coal to light his way. Jack put it into
                                             n’t be the same without that big by (lie English.                            a carved out turnip and has been
                                                                                                                                                                      tion ofjack-o-lanterns witli them to
                                                                                                                                                                      Canada, and found tliat pumpkins
 are starting to                             orange addition to our front step.           It was (lie American colonists roaming (lie eartli ever since.
                                                 The pumpkin, and more specifi- tliat honed tlie term pumpkin.               The Irisli began to refer to this
                                                                                                                                                                      were tlie perfect si’/.e for die art.
                                                                                                                                                                          For tliose wlio don’t rind fun in
                                                                                          The tradition of carving a figure as "Jack of tlie Lantern," and            carving up a pumpkin, they make a
  carve       pumpkins                       cally the jack-o-lantcrn has been a
                                             symbol of the scary holiday for pumpkin for Halloween lias been then as "Jack O’Lantcrn."                                great treat, too.
                                                                                       practised for centuries as well.       In response to the myth, people             Pumpkin pie is synonymous
  and decorate                               years.
                                                 In fact, references to pumpkins          The practice originated from an in Ireland and Scotland began to            with tlie holiday season.

                                                                                                                                                                          Scary movie
                                                                                                                                                                         night for
                                                                                                                                                                         students at
                                                                                                                                                                          EP TayWs
                                                                                                                                                                         By Sara Young
                                                                                                                                                                         Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                            How do you get into the
                                                                                                                                                                         Halloween spirit? For some it is
                                                                                                                                                                         picking out tlieir costumes, for oth-
                                                                                                                                                                         ers it is decorating tlieir houses,
                                                                                                                                                                         and for die rest it is watching scary
                                                                                                                                                                             For tliose wlio need scary
                                                                                                                                                                         movies to get into tlie IIalloweon
                                                                                                                                                                         spirit the Student Association pre-
                                                                                                                                                                         sents Hallowccn inovie niglit on
                                                                                                                                                                         Oct. 25. Tlie night will start at 0
                                                                                                                                                                         p.m. at F..P. Taylor’s, It consists of
                                                                                                                                                                         watching llalloween-lnspired
                                                                                                                                                                         movies such as The Ilocky Horror
                                                                                                                                                                         Picture Sliow. The event is a free
                                                                                                                                                                         event. Popcorn will be supplied.
8 THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005

                                                                            , AMPU& NEMS

 Halloween^s ancient past                                                                                                                                                  spirits of everyone wlio had died

      Inspired                                                                                                                                                             llirougliout (lie year would return
                                                                                                                                                                           to seek living bodies to possess for
                                                                                                                                                                           (lie following year. It was their

      by 5th                                                                                                                                                               afterlife.
                                                                                                                                                                               To protect themselves all tliose
                                                                                                                                                                           living used to extinguish fires In
                                                                                                                                                                           their homes and make them cold
      century                                                                                                                                                              iiiid uninviting. They also dressed
                                                                                                                                                                           in glioullsli costumes and made
                                                                                                                                                                           noisy parades as a way to discour-
      BC Celtic                                                                                                                                                            age and scare away these spirits.
                                                                                                                                                                               Over the centuries, people
                                                                                                                                                                           believed less and less in (lie super-

      New Year                                                                                                                                                             natural and glioslly afterlife.
                                                                                                                                                                           I lowever they still enjoyed dress-
                                                                                                                                                                           ing up as goblins, gliosts, and
                                                                                                                                                                               In (lie 11140s, Irish immigrants
      By Kristina Opashinov                                                                                                                                                llt’eing llieir country’s potato
      Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                      famine brought llalloween tradi-
                                                                                                                                                                           tions to North America.
                                                                                                                                                                               Hack then favourite pranks
      Trick-or-tredl!                                                                                                                                                      included tipping, over outhouses
      On the lust night in October                                                                                                                                         and unhinging fence gates.
   millions of children in Norlli                                                                                                                                              Trick-or-treating is believed to
   America dress ii) costume ;in<l                                                                                                                                         have originated with ii iiinlh-cen-
   lake to the neighliourhood for ii                                                                                                                                       lury Huropcan custom called
   wonderful night of tricks ;iiul                                                                                                                                         "soiiling." On All Soul’s Day, Nov.
   treats.                                                                                                                                                                 1, early Christians used to walk
       Altliougli there is innocent fiin                                                                                                                                   from village to village begging for
   to enjoy on Hallowcen, there are                                                                                                                                        "soul cakes."
   also scary stories ofgliosts, witch-                                                                                                                                       These cakes were square
   es, and many evils associated with                                                                                                                                      pieces of bread with currants. The
   it.                                                                                                                                                                     more soul cakes the beggars
        Uut where did the goblin, ghost,                                                                                                                                   would receive, (lie more prayers
      and witch stories come from?                                                                                                                                         they would promise to say on
      How did this yearly tradition                                                                                                                                        behalf of llic dead relatives of tlic
      become so spooky?                                                                                                                                                    donors.
        The     Canadian         Oxford                                                                                                                                       At that time, it was believed
   Dictionary defines Halloween cis                                                                                                                                        that tlic dead lingered in limbo
   the eve of AH Saints’ Day, Oct. ;11.                                                                                                                                    after death.
   Hallowcen is an ancient celebra-                                                                                                                                           People thought that prayers
   tion inspired through traditions                                                                                                                                        could lielp hasten a soul’s passage
   that have been passed from one                                                                                                                                          to heaven.
   generation to another, slowly                                                                                                                                              Halloween is not so much
   being modified along (lie way.                                                                                                                                          about prayers or begging any-
      In the 5th century BC, in Celtic                                                                                                                                     more, but rather a night of scaring
   Ireland, summer officially ended                                                                                                                                        small children, decorating houses
   on Oct. 31.                                                                                                                               Photo by Krislina Opashinov   with jack-o-lanterns and scare-
       This was called Samhain (pro-                                                                                                                                       crows, and of course getting free
   nounced sow-en) tlie Celtic New          WITCHES: Whittamore’s Farm in Markham celebrates Halloween with a decorative                                                   candy.
   Year. It was said (hat (he ghostly       display of cackling characters.

 How to throw a great party on a budget
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                                                                                                                             reminds the
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                                                     expensive. Here arc some helpful tips on how       arc at a Halloween party. Have a person lay
                                                     to impress your guests wliile on a budget.         down on tlic ground and use coloured tape to
                                                        Send invitations via e-mail. There are          trace a body outline on tlic ground to add a
 Halloween                                           some great wcbsitcs that ofTer colourful ani-
                                                     mated greeting cards sure to grab (lie atten-
                                                     tion       of       your           guest,   like
                                                                                                        deathly effect.
                                                                                                             Of course wlicn money is really an issue,
                                                                                                        bring the outside in. Using leaves and
                                            It offers a great vari-      brandies from around (lie house can work
                                                     ety of Invitations that arc easy to personalize    for tills holiday as botli elements can be
                                                     and send.                                          found in a graveyard, so use them and see
                                                        Decorations can help set tlie mood for a        what comes of them.
 invitations                                         Halloween party. Pumpkins are a staple at
                                                     Halloween. But instead of buying one large
                                                                                                             Pood and beverages are hard to keep on
                                                                                                        tlic Inexpensive, side, so ask guests to bring
                                                     pumpkin, get a bunch of smaller ones for the       their own drinks. Keeping too many coolers
 and more                                            same price.
                                                          Carving them with different faces or to
                                                     spell out Hallowecn-rclated words can offer
                                                                                                        in a room can cause tripping hazards. Instead
                                                                                                        fill up a kitchen sink or laundry room tub witli
                                                                                                        ice and leave tlie drain open. That way it is
By Sara Young                                        great decorations and also provide liglit to       easy to clean up and (lie melted ice can drain
                                                     the room.                                          down tlie sink.
Chronicle Staff                                         Candles also illuminate a dark space.                Leave food tor guest to snack on, especial-
                                                     Placing a variety of shapes and sixes around       ly if (hey will be drinking. Uasy and inexpen-
    Walking up tlie crooked front path Illumi-       can create an eerie effect. Instead of using       sive items to have on hand arc chips, naclios                                Photo by Sara Young
nated only by (lie liglit of (lie moon and a         plain white candles in candleholders, float        and salsa, or for fun place orange and black
lonely pumpkin in the window, Heather feels          smaller candles in glasses filled with water       candy in jars around the room.                   SPOOKY SURROUNDINGS:
a cliifl run down her back. Tlie air Is crisp but    dyed witli orange, black or red food colour-            Seeing tliat It’s Halloween liave your Pumpkins, leaves and candles
fear is the source of the cliill. Her feet seem to   ing.                                               guests dress up in costume. During tlic party, create the holiday mood.
got heavier urging her to turn back. With a             You can find the ever popular and inex-         vote on (lie best female and male costumes of
shaking hand she knocks on tlic door. a light,       pensive spider webs and plastic spiders at         the evening. This allows guests to mingle and people wlio are drinking and driving. Offer to
ghost-like rap. Tlie door creeks open reveal-        most dollar stores. While there pick up some       gives them a cliance to look at the other cos- call a cab or offer a bed to sleep in for tliose
ing Tina and her party guests wlio yell              black construction paper and masking tape.         tumes.                                           who liavc had to mucli too drink. It is a party
"Happy Hallovvcen,"                                  With (lie paper cut out some bats, rats, witch-         Halloween can be fun, but monitor tlic so have fun but be responsible.
                                                                                                                                                                                        THE CHRONICLE                  October 25, 2005              9

                                                                  d^MPUS NEWS
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                     Pumpkin Patch                                                                                                                                    Motorcycle legend
                                                                                                                                                                      haunts road
                                                                                                                                                                      By Adam Prudhomme                          llie road’s end, and lie rode into
                                                                                                                                                                      Chronicle Staff                            a barbed wire fence and was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 decapitated but lliere are tons of
                                                                                                                                                                         In llie late ’5(^s;or early ’(iO’s ii   variations. Thai’s (lie one I did
                                                                                                                                                                      man named Dave (or Dan)                    hear though." Hut lie doesn’t buy
                                                                                                                                                                      Sweeny was testing out his                 llie siory of.i gliost. Hut lliere are
                                                                                                                                                                      motorcycle on a back road in               Others who do believe.
                                                                                                                                                                      Scugog. I Ie was driving loo f;ist,            I’eople wlio .search for gliosts
                                                                                                                                                                      lost control and was thrown into           have dune so inucli work on It
                                                                                                                                                                      a field, hit Ills liead and was            tliat is lias become known all
                                                                                                                                                                      killed. I Us soul now liaunl.s wliat       over tlie world.
                                                                                                                                                                      is known as dliost Hoad and (lie               Locals are at a lo.s.s to explain
                                                                                                                                                                      lieadliglit of Ills motorcycle can         wlial causes die liglit. Some the-
                                                                                                      Pholo by Jesara Cocks                                           lie seen tearing down (lie street          ories are that die liglit is merely
                                                                                                                                                                      late at night.                             llie reflection of cars driving by
    KNOX FARM: Decorated pumpkins welcome visitors to Knox Farm.                                                                                                          Or so llie legend goes any-      from a far away road, lint wlien
                                                                                                                                                                      way. There are many variations       all (lie streetlights are off and no

 Hay wagon on safety patrol                                                                                                                                           of me story but they are all based
                                                                                                                                                                      loosely on die soul of a dead
                                                                                                                                                                      cyclist roaming (lie 9th
                                                                                                                                                                      Concession, more commonly
                                                                                                                                                                      known as Cihost Hoad In Port
                                                                                                                                                                                                           cars are present tlie liglit still
                                                                                                                                                                                                               One local resident says on a
                                                                                                                                                                                                           websile dial llie story lie lieard
                                                                                                                                                                                                           was (hat the light is die soul of a
By Sheena Arnold                                                                                                                                                      Perry.                               young man wlio was sliol by a
Chronicle Staff                                                 Police issued 55 traffic tickets and ;)d cautions. Two                                                    The legend lias made It a liot farmer, wliose daugliter lie liad
                                                             motorists were charged witli possession of a controlled                                                  spot for young people to drive slept with.
                                                             substance for having marijuana in their vehicles.                                                        up and park their cars wailing           That story dates back to
   On Oct. 11. (lie Durham Kegional Police stiirti’tl           Wlille driving a tractor that was pulling a hay wagon                                                 for (lie liglit to appear. around 1H71 and tliere are
Operation Hay Wagon 11, which concentrated on dri-           in Howmanville, one farmer was found holding a beer                                                      Hyewitnesses liave reported see- reports to back dial story of a
vers who arc not respecting slow-moving farm vehi-           bottle and lias been charged.                                                                            ing something ttiat resembles a murder in (lie area around tliat
cles.                                                            In an unrelated incident, another farmer In                                                          wlilte liglit, sometimes a red one time period.
    Operation Hay-Wagon II was conducted witli the           Bownianville driving a pick-up truck liad Ills vehicle                                                   (die tail liglit) often accompa-         So whether llie liglit is noth-
co-operation with (lie Ministry of Transportation, hy        taken ofTtlie road for safety reasons.                                                                   nied by hike noises.                 ing more than something
tile operation of roadside safety inspection stations.           I-aler, police milled over tlie same farmer in a differ-                                                 Kyle Smith of Whithy heard explainable or tlie spirit of a
    Police were looking for vehicles that were not pass-     ent vehicle tliat liad to be taken olTllie road as well.                                                 tills version of die tale. "The leg- young man’s life cut sliort, this is
ing farm vehicles properly, not signaling properly and           Operation I t;.y Wagon 1 took place in May. It is a                                                  end of die road is like tills, a an area worlli checking out to
not obeying traffic safety rules in general.                 part of a year-long safe driving campaign called Staying                                                 teenager was riding his dirt bike get into die (lalloween spirit.
    After two days 7’1 vehicles had been inspected, :14 of   Alive in 2005.                                                                                           down die road. He was going Unless, of course, you’re a
them liad hcen taken out of service for various safety           The earlier campaign resulted In 2110 charges and                                                    really fast, and lie didn’t notice scaredy cat.
concerns, and 1» licence plates had been sei’/.ed.           2(i vehicles ordered out of service.

            FeatliMng Jacks 1rifouseband ’’^ste^^air^
            Best costume wins a pair of LeafTickets!

             Also catch all Leaf games on our 2 big screens and
             win prizes everytime the Leafs scote!

  10 THE CHRONICLE                    October, 25 2005

 D ecorating for the s eason
By Jeff Kiteley
Chronicle Staff

     It’s tlir most wonderful lime of
 the year. For fans of fright that is.
That’s right, anollH’r 1 lalloween is
 creeping up on us once again. And
 for people who love terror this Is (he
 best part of (lie year. The (|iiestioii
 is, where to yet Halloween supplies
 to fulfil a liorror fan’s every
     There arc many stores dial have
 wide selections of candy to choose
 from this year. There are just as
 many stores that also have great
 costumes and supplies too. And of
.course there arc stores that sell all
nftlic above. Tills is perfect to serve
the trick-or-treatcrs or to serve tliat
fright fan win) wants to stay in and
watch (lie scary movie marathons.
    DiK Hallowcii isn’t just about
llie treats, right? Nobody can forget
the fun of dressing up as someone
or something else for a night. Or (lie
fun of decorating their house to be
(lie scariest house on tlie street.
    There are many stores to go to
for costumes and decorations every
year. But not all stores will have (lie
same supplies, and some will have
rare items to boost sales. I.ike
Spencer’s Gifts at the Pickering
Town Centre. Spencer’s Gifts lias a
wide selection of rare Halloween
supplies aiid this year they have
brought in more items. One of (lie
hottest selling items already is- the
lifc-.siy.c Freddy Krueger.
    "As soon as we took it out of llie
box and set it up we sold one," said                                                                                                                                                  Photo by Jeff Kiteley
manager Saricd Karodia. "Now peo-             SEASONAL SHOPPING: Spencer’s Gifts at the Pickering Town Centre offers a variety of Halloween accessories.
ple are placing orders and we have
them on liold."
   The Freddy doll is actually a six-         "As people walk by they go            Jason Voorliccs from Friday (lie      well as another hot item, the           There are numerous stores in
foot tall replica of (lie Nightmare on     ’Whoa!’ every time because it fright-    Thirteenth, Michael Myers from        Crawler. The Crawler is the             Osliawa, Whitby, Ajax and
Elm Street villain. The replica is         ens them," said Karodia.                 Halloween and even (lie lovable       upper body of a zombie-like             Pickering that also put out great
motion-activated so when some-                Spencer’s Gifts also has a            xombie Bub from Day of the            being, which is also motion-acti-       products. To go through all these
body passes it tlie doll begins to         wide selection of realistic masks        Dead. They also have (lying bats,     vated.                                  stores and their great products
move and sliout actual quotes from         on display, some of which are            witches and gliosts, which can           Spencers Gifts is not (lie only      would take more than a few para-
the movie.                                 actual horror characters such as         lie liung around the liouse, as       popular place to go to tliougli.        graphs tliougli.

 Thrills and chills at Magic Hill
Magic Hill                                 Barn, tlie Haunted Adventure has
                                           expanded to five attractions, includ-
                                           ing sucli locations as the Black
                                                                                                                                                                  Haunted Adventure’s visitors are
                                                                                                                                                                  repeat customers from previous
                                                                                                                                                                  years. Because of this, the attrac-
                                           Cavern and Murder Motel.                                                                                               tion is constantly changing (o    keep
still scaring                                 Throughout tlie   various   attrac^
                                           tions, 140 actors dressed as mon-
                                                                                                                                                                  tliesc loyal guests liappy and horri-
                                           sters and familiar horror lllm icons,                                                                                      "People come back year after
for the                                    like Jason Voorhces of Friday Tlie
                                           Thirteenth fame, scare guests by
                                           giving chase or, in the case of tlie
                                                                                                                                                                  year just to sec what’s new and
                                                                                                                                                                  what we’ve changed," Berger said.
                                                                                                                                                                  "We try and add a new attraction
13th year                                  Haunted Hayridc, jumping onto
                                           moving hay wagons. Visitors are
                                           also treated to detailed depictions
                                                                                                                                                                  every couple of years,, and we defi-
                                                                                                                                                                  nitely change as many things as we
                                                                                                                                                                  possibly can every year."
                                           of liaunted cemeteries and grue-                                                                                           Because of me frightening
                                           some murders, created by Magic                                                                                         nature of the Haunted Adventure, a
By Blake Wolfe                             Hill’s own team of .special effects                                                                                    warning on the Magic Hill wcbsitc
                                           artists.                                                                                                               recommends that tlie attraction is
Chronicle Staff
                                               The attraction, owned and oper-                                                                                    not for children under eight.
                                           ated by tlie Bergcr family, was origi-                                                                                 According to Berger. it’s also too
      On Ninth Line just north of          nally inspired by a love of                                                                                            mucli for sonic of the adults wlio
Durham Region, monsters and                I lallowcen and liorror films.                                                                                         venture out to the farm looking for a
scenes of grisly murder await visi-            "We’ve always loved Halloween,"                                                                                    scare.
tors to one of (lie area’s most endur-     said Debbic Berger. ’’There’s no            HILL HAUNTING: An actor at Magic Hill Haunted                                  "We’ve had people faint, we’ve
ing Halloween attractions.                 better thrill than scaring the crap         Adventure, getting ready to scare some visitors.                           had people wet themselves from
     Stouflvilte’s Magic Hill Haunted      out of somebody and watching                                                                                           fear," Berger said. "And tliese are
Adventure lias been terrifying curi-       them scream as they run down tlie        December, and liosts corporate pic-   Hill’s biggest event.                   adults, not kids,"
ous thrill- seekers since l1)1)’^, and roadway."                                    nics and day camps in tlie summer         "It takes 12 months of the year        The Haunted Adventure, which
liii.s been growing since |ls incep-      In addition to the Haunted,               months. Although the farm is open     just to get everything going," Berger   operates weekends In October, is
tion, Originally consisting of only Adventure, Magic Hill also operates             year-round for various functions,     said.                                   open for tliree more (error-filled
the Howling I layridc* and Haunted ;is a Chrislm;is tree liirin in                  llie liaunted Adventure is Magic          According to Berger, m;iny of the   nights from Oct. 2(1 through 30.
                                                                                                                                THE CHRONICLE               October 25, 2005             11

                                                                    ^MPUS NEWS
 Moving for Wellness to get fit                                                                                                                         Fire safety
                                                                                                                                                        week in
By Jesara Cocks
Chronicle Staff
                                                      Moving                for Wellness tips                                                           Durham
    Durham and U01T are moving
for wellnrss.              ’

                                                You’ll get fitter walking is a great cardiovascular activity only required for 30
   Staff ineinl)L’rs on campus .’ire        minutes three times a week.
taking the initiative to belter their                                                                                                                   By Carly Jackson
liL’.iltJ).                                      You’ll lose weight; walking is effective in burning calories and increasing meta-
   Moving for WL’HIIL’SS is ;i fitness      bolic rates                                                                                                 Chronicle Staff
r;inip;iign running throughout tills
school year. The purpose is to get              Walking reduces stress levels and in addition leaves one with an greater sense                              In perfect preparation for
people to dust off their runners and        of well-being.                                                                                              l’’irc    Prevention        Week,
start being physically active.                                                                                                                          Durham College and U01T
   Teresa Hngelage, campus lieallli             It’s flexible. One has great freedom in choice as a walker. The choices are many                        sludents practised tlieir emer-
nurse, is a member of (lie wellness         and varied.                                                                                                 gency exit skills witli a fire drill
committer find is also a registered                                                                                                                     on Oct. 5. As alarms sounded
nurse.                                           Everyone can do it. Walking Is open to everyone from the very young to the                             around 1 p.m., hundreds of
     F.ngelage said the initiative start-   not-so-young - everyone knows how to walk.                                                                  sttidents could be seen tiling
ed two summers ago and was initi-                                                                                                                       out of tlieir classrooms, fol-
ated for staff members at Durham.               You will develop exceptional muscle tone. Muscles get more of a workout dur-                            lowing their designated
   "1’liis program lias run success-      ing a walk Ulan during most aerobic sports.                                                                   escape plans in an orderly
fully for two sutrimers in a row witli                                                                                                                  fashion.
an increase In participation each               Ifs free! And that’s a breathe of fresh air compared to high gym membership                                 Fire Prevention Week, an
summer," Hngelage said.                   prices                                                                                                        annual fire safety awareness
   "Last summer we liad a total of                                                                                                                      campaign lield by (he
BO-plus participants, and together                                                                                                                      National Fire Protection
we walked over 9,3(»2 kilometers,"       Sign-iips for tills year’s program can sign up any time between now     "The more participants the bet-        Association (NFPA), took
she added.                             began Oct.:(. Kill Hngelage said staff and March.                     ter," slie said.                           place Oct. 9 - 15 this year. City
                                                                                                                 Moving for wellness stemmed            ofOsliawa lire fighters were at
                                                                                                             from Durham’s walking for well-            (lie Osliawa Centre handing
                                                                                                             ness campaign. Both programs               out pamphlets, discussing Ore
                                                                                                             promote wellness among Durham              hazards, and advocating lire
                                                                                                              employees.                                safety in recognition of (lie
                                                                                                                 "The goal is to motivate and           week. Fire Prcven’.ion hand-
                                                                                                              encourage employees to move.              books were also placed in
                                                                                                              Tills in turn improves physical and       copies of tlie Oshawa, Whitby,
                                                                                                              mental licaltli."                         Clarington, and Port Perry
                                                                                                                   The program runs on an honour        Tills Week newspapers and
                                                                                                              system, wlicrcby registered partici-       distributed to residents.
                                                                                                              pants log in tlieir own times spent           For .students living in resi-
                                                                                                              doing physical activity.                  dence and off-campus hous-
                                                                                                                   "It is expected tliat everyone is    ing, Fire Prevention Week
                                                                                                              honest with how much time is              serves as a   good reminder of
                                                                                                              spent in activity," Hngelage said.        the importance of fire safety.
                                                                                                                  The benefits of pliysical activity    The leading cause of home
                                                                                                              arc well known.                           (ires is cooking, making it cru-
                                                                                                                   Engelage said participants will      cial for students to be espe-
                                                                                                              be able to log their own daily activi-    cially attentive when doing so.
                                                                                                              ty and hopefully see licalth bene-        NFPA says to never leave the
                                                                                                              fits, including decreased stress, and     kitchen wliile cooking, always
                                                                                                              achieving a healthy weight, and at        remember to shut off appli-
                                                                                                              (lie same time have fun participat-       ances when finished and to
                                                                                                              ing witli co-workers.                     have an extinguisher nearby
                                                                                                                   So far tills year the program lias   at all times.
                                                                                                              31 participants but Engelage is               For more fire safety guide-
                                                                                                              hopeful tliat it will see more than       lines, visit www.firesafety-
                                                                                                              the flu people who participated in
                                                                                                              tills past summer’s walking pro-
12 THE CHRONICLE                     October 25, 2005

           CAMPUS NEWS
  The importance of good credit                                                                                                  Had credit can inlliience many       school, and evennially purchasing
    By Ashley Duttmann                                                                                                        aspects of a person’s life. It can      I louses.
    Chronicle Staff                              Tips to help manage money                                                    hinder getting jobs, for example,          Therefore, it is important to
                                                                                                                              policing.                               build a credit rating as early as you
                                                 Prioritize goals                                                                "We shouldn’t recruit anybody        can.
       \Vf    haw ;ill stood ;it the cash        Determine your monthly income and what it is allowing                        witli had credit, because (lie temp-       "When students are first look-
    register of our favourite store and          you to spend                                                                 tation that they could get involved     ing to get credit, loans witli parents
    debated whether to use cash or               Itemize your monthly expenses                                                in tilings they shouldn’t could lie     and co-signers are «’i good idea.
    credit. It seems so much easier to           Calculate your monthly net income                                            tliere in (lie future. Credit refer-    Also, pay minimum reoiiired pay-
    use plastic Iwc.iiisc it doesn’t real-       Make monthly payments on time                                                ences are checked and we get a          ments every moiilli," Kelly
    ly fed like your money. But llirn it                                                                                      credit rating from (lie credit          explained.
    liils, llie dreaded iiioiitlilybill.         Source; Managing Money, by The Royal Bank of Canada                          bureau, so anyone interested in             The biggest problem wo find
         For young adults, establishing a                                                                                     policing should have good credit,"      with students is misuse of their
    credit history can hinder or help in                                                                                      said Sergeant Anthony (lowland          bank cards, for example, writing
    ;i treineiidoiis way.                    soon as I gel a 1)111 I pay It off.    valuable credit is until you buy a        of (lie Durham Keglonal Police          bad cheques. In this case llie bank
         It seems sludeiils .ire bom-        bec.iuse llien when 1 want to buy a    house or a car."                          Department.                             has to write off tlie money as a
    barded l)y credil card eoini);ii)ie.s    car I can use my line of credit."          Some students are smart about            Individuals wlio have bad cred-      sundry loss and tills is recorded as
    jusl itching lo give dieni credil, or       lason Medeiros, a Financial         the importance of good credit and         it have to try to repair their credit   fraud. In this case, it’s possible
    (lie I’iisy accessibility of sludeiil    Services Representative at Tl)         liow it ultimately affects your           history. Paying minimum pay-
    loans, Either way, sliidenl.s iniisl     Canada Trust, explained that if        future.
                                                                                                                                                                      they will never gel credit again."
    decide if they are mature and
                                                                                                                              ments on lime helps. Slowly but         Kelly added, "1 would say.’ibout HO
                                             payments are consistently late or          "Budget counselling is a good         surely their credit rating will         per cent of fraud seen is in stu-
    responsible enough to take on (Ilis      not made at all, the hill Is turned    idea for students as it gives stu-        improve.                                dents and misuse of their banking
    long-term commitment.                    over to collections agents, who are    dents (lie tools to manage money,             A common misconception Is           card."
         Having a good credit history        not patient about walling for the      and options in maintaining credit         lliat If you have a bad credit histo-       Students wlio understand (lie
    lirlps increase credit availability.     money owed. Monthly bills for a        and planning. 1 see a small per-          ry with a credit card company, you      fundamentals of having good
    Usually student credit cards are cell phone, or gym membership all              centage of students who have              can apply for cards with different      credit arc ultimately preparing for
   given a limit of SFiOO. but if you affect a person’s credit rating and           problems witli credit. After all, It is   companies.                              tlicir future, when (hey will start
   make at least minimum payments if brought to collections effects                 easy to get into problems witli               Hut peoplf wlio apply for too       purchasing bigger items that
   on time, voiir limit will be bumped credit history in a negative way.            credit cards. But you should never        many credit cards arc known as a        require a loan.
   ill).                                  "It i.s extremely liard to re-            Dili on a credit card what you don’t      credit secret - a person who is con-        If you disregard your "gift" of
        "I only use my credit card for establish credit if you have a bad           have in the bank," said Susan             stantly declined hut continually        credit it can often come hack to
   school, books, iny locker, and bis ll’islory behind you. After all, your         Allward, a Financial Aid Officer at       tries to rcapply. This is also          cause you problems wlien you
   tilings. I probably use it maybe credit is kept oh Hie for a total of            Durham College. She added, "We            recorded by (lie credit bureau.         need It.
   twice every six months," said seven years and is rated from one                  see two groups tliat have credit              KIm Kelly, a branch manager at           "As long as you arc not late
   Angelina Dipassio, a psychology to nine. Ill, otherwise known as                 problems. Students coming back            the Koyal Banking Centre on             making payments and paying
   student at Trent University revolving one, Is the best possible                  from (lie workforce wlio carry a lot      Simcoc Street In Osliawa,               back required fees, you will have
   through Durham. "I researched, rating. 119 is the worst possible rat-            of credit payments, and Upper             explained is what helps     perfect credit and that is the stu-
   and got niy credit card so that 1         ing to have," said Medeiros. lie       year students wlio have gotten            young adults wlien they are look-       dents we want to give more credit
   could establish a credit rating. As       added, "You don’t reali’/c how         credit cards since in school."            ing to buy their first cars, going to   to," said Kelly.

 Internships provide valuable experience
By Jesara Cocks                                     in llio real working world.                         "I did work hands on and 1 received a lot of lier as (lie girl wlio         went to   New Bmnswick
Chronicle Staff                                         Nicole Held, 20, is a recent college gradu-     respect from staff, peers and co-workers in instead of (lie G’l’A.
                                                    ate who decided to go against the grain for         New Brunswick."                                         Field believes (liat internships are a good
                                                tier combined Advertising and Graphic                      Field said slic was apprehensive at the           way for students to get their foot in (lie door.
   College and university students ultimately Design internship.                                        beginning of her stay,                                  "If you don’t get a job, you will have (lie
have one end goal - to secure a good First job, , Field decided to do her internship in                    "What did 1 do? Why am 1 here? 1 am not           experience as well as the contacts," slic said.
and in (lie end a solid career in tlie field of Sackville, New Brunswick at an agency called            even getting paid," slie thought.                       The experience and contacts alone are
their choice.                                   SGC1.                                                      She said the liardest part was not having    worth it."
    Internships are a good way to get your foot     She said lier scliool was very supportive of        friends and family around, but added that          Field said she would recommend an
in (lie door, and many schools now offer lier decision.                                                 after the first week slie went out and met peo-
graduating students internship opportuni-
                                                                                                                                                        Internship to any student because it is (lie
                                                    "The scliool helped tliose wlio were ready          ple from tlie area, which helped ease her con-  one time in life when there is notliing to tie
ties.                                           for it and wanted to work," she said.                   cerns.                                          them down.
    Many students wlio use internships slay         Field said slie chose to go to New                     "In time, you adjust and don’t want to           Slie liad a tip for students interested in
close to home, or navigate to a busy city to be Brunswick because everyone else in lier class           leave," she said.                               breaking (lie norm and brandling out for a
close to the lnib of tlie industry.             was going to Toronto, or working for family or             Wliat did she gain from lier journey?        great experience.
    This option, wliilc seemingly a smart one, friends,                                                    Field said slie gained many contacts in tlie    "Remember, (lie one tiling is to make your-
may in fact not be (lie best option.                "1 wanted to do something different."               business and now knows many people out of self better llian everyone else," slic said.
    More and more students are moving               Her efforts were well wortli (lie rewards.          province wlio still talk to lier;                  "Stand out. Employers look at that and it
abroad for a chance to experience tlicir field      "It was tlie best experience ever," she said.          Slic said people in the business now know shows your ambition.

  Tamil Student Association hosts first event of the year
  Pays tribute                        power.                                Srini Logcndrun, the group’s
                                          The Tamil Student Association, social co-ordinator.
                                      along with more than 80 Tamil            Slie explained that through
                                                                                                                                 Some mistakenly believe it to
                                                                                                                              refer to an ideologically driven
                                                                                                                                                                      transferred to (lie school campus -
                                                                                                                                                                      something many Tamil students
  to goddess                                          ^
                                      students from University of events such as this one, Tamils on
                                      Ontario Institute of Technology campus can "keep a sense of cul-
                                      and Durham College, took pan in ture" and include their ethnic
                                                                                                                              group, rather than simply an eth-
                                                                                                                                 This may stem from some bad
                                                                                                                                                                         Prathecp Sundaralingam, a
                                                                                                                                                                      third-year Busincss/IT student at
                                                                                                                                                                      UOIT, said since the Tamil group
  of learning                         Saraswatlii Puja on Oct. 12 during identity as pan of their post-sec-
                                      the evening.                          ondary experience, something
                                          The evening event was (lie cul- easily done in tilis country..
                                                                                                                                  "When violence happens to tile
                                                                                                                                                                      was formed last year, it has provid-
                                                                                                                                                                      ed a community within the Wider
                                                                                                                              minority, it ends up on the front       school community where Tamils
  and study                           mination of a ten-day Hindu festi-       "Canada is not a melting pot-it
                                      val honouring Saraswatlii, tlie is more accepting of other cul-
                                      Hindu goddess of learning and tures,1’ Logendrun said.
                                                                                                                              page (of the news)," said
                                                                                                                              Kandcpan Kanagalingam, presi-
                                                                                                                              dent of the association, In refer-
                                                                                                                                                                      can connect.
                                                                                                                                                                          "When I first came (to UOIT), I
                                                                                                                                                                      felt left out," he said. "It feels more
                                      study.                                   Tamils arc originally from Sri                 ence to a few Instances of violence     like home now than in first year."
                                          Prayers to (lie goddess at the Lanka and pans ofsouthern India.                     involving Tamils in Toronto.                The common bonds of lan-
   By Derek Giberson                  same time cadi year is a religious The relationship between the                             He pointed out tliat these rare     guage, religion, and culture con-
   Chronicle Staff                    tradition meant to seek help and Greater Toronto Area and the                           occurrences distract some from          tribute to a more comfortable aca-
                                      favour for (he coining year of stud- Tamil ethnicity is significant, as                 tlie reality tliat tlie GTA’s Tamil     demic environment for many of
      Getting good grades tills year ies.                                   Toronto lias (lie largest expatriate              community is culturally vibrant         the over 300 Tamil’ students
   will require hard work, hut for        It was also the Tamil Student Tamil community in tlie world,                        and full of professionals and dis-      attending botli UOIT and DC.
   many of (lie Tamil students on Association’s first major event of           At tinies, though, there lias                  tinguished members of tlie broad-           Tlie association will be holding
   campus, there’s no liarni In seek- tills scliool year.                   been confusion In public percep-                  er population.                          another festival on Nov. 27, though
   ing a little help from a higher        "Our culture is very ricli," said tion of tlie meaning of (lie word                     This same reality lias been         tlie date is still tentative.
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14 THE CHRONfCLE                        October 25, 2005

                                                                                ^a^rzs NEws
 Show your
                                             Finding balance between school,
 ID card                                     work and health can be hard
                                             By Diana Greenhorn                        to efglil hours nightly to promote a

 for savings                                 Chronicle Staff______                     better quality oflife, and for some,
                                                                                       tliat could mean choosing to work
                                                                                     fewer hours.
                                                   Student by day, employee by           Depending on their Financial
 By Sara Young                               niglit. Sound familiar?                 situation, students enrolled In
 Chronicle Staff                                   It is a reality to many post-sec- advanced programs may choose
                                             ondary students. Wllli tlie end-        not to work during llic school year
    Looking for ;i way lo shop anil          lessly increasing price of tuition      to improve (lie quality of tlieir
 save money while living the bud-            and cost of living, having that after-  work. However, tlial extra time is
geted life of a student? ’I’lic              school jol) is a necessity.             not always nut to good use. Some
Oshawa Centre has .111 iinswer.                    According to Statistics Canada,   students wlio Intend to use tlie
    Thrtr new program, Flash ;i              ,’’;( per cent of post-secondary stu-   time to be productive end up
 Little...Save a Lot, which started in       dents work part time and 11 per         watching more television or party-
Seplemher, ofTers a discount to              cent work fiiil time (Over :)0 hours    ing.
 IJOIT and Durham College stu-               per week.)                                  For some, having a part-lime
dents when they show tlieir cam-                   Although they sliould lie         job creates a sense of responsibili-
pus ID card.                                 focused (in school, many students       ty and leaches sliidents llie value
    According          lo    Jennifer        find themselves rushing to work         of lime management.
Clirislodoiiloii, assistiint market-         alter class Instead of starting lliat       "1 tliink I could lie doing better
ing director at tlie Oshawa Centre,          assignment. Many spend tlie If 1 wasn’t working, but obviously
the progr.iiii is liopiiiy to build a        weekend flipping burgers instead that isn’t realistic. It’s all about
relationship witli tfie College and          of studying for that test. Why are finding balance." says Garrow.
University, letting the students             they putting tlieir grades In jeop-         Finding (lie right balance is
know (lint (he Oshaw;i Centre does           ardy? One word: bills.                  iinpor(;ini, hut how much work is
exist in tlie community.                         Student loans, car insurance, too much? Although tills varies
   As (lie program       faiinched      in   gas, bus [lasses, food, rent and cell witli (lie individual, Mary Alice
September, only select         stores,       phones are just a                                           I larvey, campus
ranging from A&VV to Trade                   few ingredients <^                                          Health Centre
Secrets, ofTcr a variety of savings to       a financial bur-                                           nurse, suggests
sludents, anywhere from 10 per               den,                       Pacing yourself, that 15 hours a
cent to 20 per cent off on tlie pur-
chase of regular priced merchan-
                                                Josh     Garrow, knowing                    what week is tlie maxi-
                                             fi r s t - y e a r                                         mum most stu-
dise.                                        M e c li a n i c a 1 your limits are dents                             should
    For more information about tlie          Engineering stu- and creating bal- work. Anyone
Oshawa Centre or (lie Flash a                dent at U01T, is a                                         working more
l.iltle...Save a Lot program visit           prime example of ance in your life than that would                    a student by day, are important,
                                             employee           by
                                                                                                   y     have to liavc
                                                                                                         extremely good
    Where to go                              night. Working
                                             part-time as <i
                                                                                   Josh Garrow ment skills.
                                             steward for a bar                                               "Pacing your-
     for savings                             in Osliawa, Garrow is scheduled self, knowing wliat your limits are
                                             to work about 10 hours a week but and creating balance in your life
                                             usually works at least 20, depend- arc important," says Harvey.
       Below is a list of five stores        ing on when his employer needs             "Don’t forget that you still have
   and tlie discounts tlicy offer to         him.                                    to have a component of fun. If you
   the students of U01T and                     "Most of my pay goes toward only go to work and only go to
   Durham when they show                     buying food unnecessarily. I cat scliool, you’re missing a balance,
   tlieir student I.D. card:                 out a lot," says Garrow, who must whicli is very important. And as a                                                                        Photo by Diana Greenhorn
           i                                 also make monthly OSAP pay- result of continuing tliat way,                        DARYL MCADAM: second-year Business
     - Campus Crew offers 10                 ments and pay for Internet and you’re opening yourself to depres-                  Administration student works part time and goes to
   per cent on regular priced                cell phone bills.                       sion, anxiety and a number of              school full time. She is swiping in (to get paid) for an
   merchandise                                   "1 feel tlie stress already, even mental liealth and physical                   evening shift at her job.
       - Cascy’s Grillhousc allows           though tlie school year lias barely issues," she said.
    10 per cent off student meals            started," says Garrow. "I sonic-            Burnouts arc no fun. Many              to avoid burning out is use a calen-
       - Kernels gives a free sec-
                                                                                                                                                                         college or university.
                                             times work until 1 a.m. and then people liave gone through at least                dar to stay organized. Writing              Daryl McAdam, second-year
   ond bag ofpopcorn of equal or             I’m in class tlie next morning at (i." one at some point in tlieir acade-          down the priorities in tlie order of     Business Administration student,
   lesser value with the purchase                According to Healthy Ontario, mic life. They usually happen                    most important to least and              works about 15 to 20 hours a week
   of any small, medium or large             a website created by (lie Ontario while trying to take on too many                 spreading them out throughout            at a department store. Slie must
   bag of Kernels popcorn                    Ministry of Health Promotion, responsibilities in a short period of                the days, weeks and months is a          work a minimum, of two week-
       - McDonald’s adds a free              repeated lack of sleep can result in time. When students cannot work               good way to stay on top of tilings.      nights and either Saturday or
   sundae onto tlie purchase of a            daytime fatigue, loss of productivi- at (lie same unreasonable pace                Knowing wlien to say no to extra         Sunday to keep her job.
   medium extra value meal                   ty and irritability. Without enough tliey’vc set tlicmsclves, it can               shifts is also Important. Although          "The managers arc pretty
      - Payless Shoes gives 10 per           sleep, the immune system starts to eventually lead to physical and                 money is essential for some, get-        accommodating of my school
   cent off all purcliases                   wear down too. Healthy Ontario emotional exhaustion.                               ting an education to build a career      sclicdulc," says McAdam. "I work
                                             recommends adults sleep seven               According to Harvey, one way           is the primary reason for going to       the bare minimum.

Coming together to help the elderly help themselves
By Amy Valm
R«f Am» Uilm
Chronicle Staff    -                                  and Dementia studies program will learn
                                                      about aging and it is our hope tliat they can
                                                                                                             er to seek out avenues of research which per-
                                                                                                             tain to (lie frail elderly population," said Lockc
                                                                                                                                                                  pus, there are ways of getting involved. "V
                                                                                                                                                                  often liave projects or activities which nci
                                                      spread (lie message about liealtliy aging and          oftlic connection with the university.               the help of volunteers and having intercsti
                                                      positive attitudes toward the elderly.                    As .well as showing appreciation and              young peoples Iiclp is always apprcciate<
   A poster on the wall depicts an elderly                Created in 2003, PEADR is located in               teaching respect about the elderly, Byrnc is         said Locke.
woman and a young boy at a computer                   Whitby, and was developed in Durham                    working with her subcommittee to find out                FEADR is in the process of creating a coi
screen. Their lives illustrate a timeline of age      Region to lielp improve life for tlie elderly and      more about how the elderly feel about health-        prchensivc directory of services for the eldc
reaching from one extreme to tlie other.              tlieir caregivcrs as well as to improve hcalth-        care.                                                iy. For more information call 905-430-330?]
   This poster on (lie walls of (lie scliool          carc for tlie elderly as llicy arc (lie largest con-      "1 work with others to design studies to          3555 or email siisan,locke@durham.cca
advertises The Frail Elder Alliance of Durham         sumers ofhealtlicare in Canada.                        answer some oftlic questions regarding the 
Region or FEADR. an organization working                   "Unking witli FEADR helps the Faculty of          elderly in our community. For example one               "It is so  Important tliat we make steps
with the college and U01T to create an eldcr-         Health Sciences understand wliat (lie needs            current study tliat lias been funded by              erase tlie negative stereotype about the eldi
friondly community.                                   are of (lie elderly in Durham region," said            Trilllum funds is to askseniors wliat they feel      ly. Seniors arc vital members of our comm
   "One of the roles of (lie advocacy group is        Carolyn Byrne, Dean oftlic Faculty of Health           are gaps in health services for tlie elderly,"       nlly," said Lockc. They do volunteer vvoi
to develop ways of promoting positive atti-           Sciences at U01T wlio also sits on (lie FEADR          saidByrnc.                                           tlicy are mentors and above all they have
tudes on aging," said PEADR integration co-           research subcommittee. .                                  Although Byrne is mainly focusing on the          wealtli of .life experience which makes the
ordinator Susan Locke, "Students at Durham                "Tlie mandate of our Geriatric Researcli           education of tlie students in lier program           the best teachers we can have,"
and U01T, In the Health Sciences programs             Workgroup Is to collaboratively work togeth-           about FEADR and not on involving (be cam-
                                                                                                                                                               THE CHRONICLE                       October 25, 2005        15

           CAMPUS NEWS
 Patience help s handle anythin
Students need                                                                                                                                                                            school, and I’m sure people won’t
                                                                                                                                                                                         miss out because they weren’t able
to learn how to                                                                                                                                                                          to stand with their friends and cliat
                                                                                                                                                                                         about tlie latest gossip.
                                                                                                                                                                                            I’m not trying to sound like a
stay calm and                                                                                                                                                                            wliiney grouch, but wlien I’ve been
                                                                                                                                                                                         sitting In class for a long time I get’
wait patiently                                                                                                                                                                           hungry (and I’m sure I’m not (fie
                                                                                                                                                                                         only one), so like most human
                                                                                                                                                                                         beings, I go find something to eat,
in lines                                                                                                                                                                                 and I (Ion’1 want someone making
                                                                                                                                                                                         ine wait even longer, just because
By Ashley Buchanan                                                                                                                                                                       llieir friends decided to stroll on by
Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                                          and join the line In front of me.
                                                                                                                                                                                         Although it may seem like a nice
                                                                                                                                                                                         gesture, it’s rather annoying to
    When you stand in line waiting                                                                                                                                                       those behind, and it just adds to
for a little something to nil your                                                                                                                                                       what may already be a long line, not
grumbling stomach, the last thing                                                                                                                                                        to mention llie fact lliat it’s disre-
you want is sonic overfriendly per-                                                                                                                                                      spectful. Some people in line ni;iy
son just ahead waving In friends                                                                                                                                                         l)e in a hurry to get to class or to
like- they ;irc the only ones in line.                                                                                                                                                   rush off to work, and are being kept
    Although il’s only the beginning                                                                                                                                                     waiting. Standing in line getting
of lliL’ year, I’ve liail a chance lo                                                                                                                                                    hungrier and hungrier and watch-
stanil in line in our cafeteria and                                                                                                                                                      ing a line gel longer in front of me
twice witnessed ;i discourteous stu-                                                                                                                                                     because of people getting let in, is
dent in front allowing not onr, but                                                                                                                                                      ridiculous.
two or lliri’t’ people in. At tills point                                                                                                                                                    Lines aren’t supposed to expand
I liild ;ilrc’;i(ly been standing there                                                                                                                                                  in tlie middle.
for more than rive minute’s, which                                                                                                                                                           1’in probably not tlie onlyperson
may not seem too long, l)iit if I’ve                                                                                                                                                     wlio gets upset over this, liui if 1
missed breakfast in the morning it                                                                                                                                                       don’t eat and I’m stuck for a long
serins like forever.                                                                                                                                                                     timr, 1 gel cranky, ami I begin to say
    Now 1 can’t say tliat 1 never dill                                                                                                                                                   things that I probably shouldn’t.
lllis in high school. I did, hut tliere is                                                                                                                    Photo by Ashley Buchanan      Don’t become a victim of a ram-
a difference. We’re in college now,
                                                          MARKET PLACE: Hungry students wait in line to purchase their food, hoping not to                                               bling starving student, it won’t be
we’re all adults, and we don’t need                                                                                                                                                      pretty, lust think of what it would be
to let all our little friends in line.
                                                          be held up by passerby and that it doesn’t take too long.                                                                      like in tlieir position. And for tlipse
This isn’t high school, so if they’re                                                                                                                                                    wlio don’t follow the general pat-
mature enough they won’t get                                                                                                                                                             tern of letting friends in, all of us
angry and not talk to us for a week                   ish part, and need to realize tills,           up witli them once they have            really isn’t that complicated. There        folks at (lie back of the line tliank
because of it. We’re over die child-                  Stand in line, get the food, and meet          ordered from the end of (lie line. It   arc   plenty of food outlets    at   this   you kindly

 New program to design web pages
By Samantha Vartiamaki                                ment, like Education students," said              Student groups and academic process the student will know what
Chronicle Staff_____                                  Elio      Benincasa,           director   of   clubs can also start a web site is liappening through emails.
                                                      Technical Services.                            through the ITS department.               "We decided to create a ticket for
   The ITS department lias created                        Originally tlie IT’S department            However, they must follow a differ- tliosc scenarios because we didn’t
a service for students to have a per-                 created web space for every student            ent registration process.. The site want it to slip through (lie cracks,"
sonal web page. Sonic students                        with tlieir ID numbers. Not only               must be approved by eillicr tlie said Benincasa.                                         MICHAEL KERR:
need the space for scliool, sucli as                  were many students not using the               Student Association president or by       The ITS department, however,                   Durham College,
the Education students at UOIT.                       space, new students who came into              die dean. Tlie length of tills process stresses tliat all students should                Oct. 26, 4-6 p.m.
Other students can fill tlie 10                       (lie school didn’t have any space.             depends on (lie schedules of (lie make a back-up copy of tlieir web
megabytes of web space witli any-                         Benincasa started working on
                                                      (lie new service last spring, and a
                                                                                                     dean and student association.          sites because every site is deleted
                                                                                                        In (lie case of groups and clubs, on July 31 of’ each year. IJenincas;i
                                                                                                                                                                                           Kerr presents for
thing they want.
   "It is more a convenience to                       week-after its debut’on Oct. 3, I’ll           the ITS department will create "tick- said an exception can be made for
                                                                                                     ets" tliat same way they do for stu- groups and clubs, if the group or
                                                                                                                                                                                           School of Business
have, versus a requirement for stu-                   personal web sites had already
dents, but some have a require-                       been started by students.                      dents witli computer problems. club is continuing into the summer                       By Blake Wolfe
                                                                                                     This way during the registration or next year.                                         Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                               Students must request the
                                                                                                                                                                                               Durham College/UOIT
         11 MQXA1C
                                                                    Apply onlint I
                                                                                                                                            exception at the help desk for their
                                                                                                                                            site to be saved. However, this is not
                                                                                                                                            an offer available for student web
                                                                                                                                                                                            will be visited by motivational
                                                                                                                                                                                            speaker Michael Kerr on Oct.
                                                                                                                                                To start a personal web space,                  Tlie event is free for stu-
                    ROGERS                                                                                                                   students must register at cither                dents and staff of Durham
                   Job Opportunity                                                                                                  or http://stu-          College/UOIT. Guests may
                                                                                                                                    If a stu-               purchase tickets through tlie
        Are you u muftic Individual wtth                                                                                                     dent would like to’ continue the site           Ilegistration office, and may
        toimi null upMtenc* and in Intoittt
        In oU thine* iachnalcfr?                        FT.                                                                                  next year, simply register again and            register for (lie event at (905)
                                                        S,                                                                                   load (lie back-up copy of die web               721-3000. The presentation
                                                                                                                                             page onto die site.                             will take place on Oct. 26
        Moulc la launching a new Inritoro technology experience (or tha busy Holiday                                                            I’or more information on the                 between 4 and 6 p.m. in room
        Season with our ellBnt Rogofa. a loader In wlrolB»s communication. W« ata
        currently tecrultlna tor sale* odented Individuals wrtn nrong communication                                                          new service go to http://its.dc-                C 113 in Durham College.
        ekilia and outgoing porsonnirjiMS.                                                                                         ^sp                    Kerr, wlio lias been con-
         In this role you will havo trio uniqu? opportunity to utiilfo your poop;o skins,                                                    ace.pdf.                                        ducting presentations on
         retail expeilence and overall make sonw great money before trie Chnttmaa                                                               Although tlie ITS department                 workplace communication
        Season!                                                                                                                              does have access to all sites created,          for almost 20 years, focuses
         InlorostiKl? Find out   mofo   Info nbout this and other groat Mosolc opponunitloa                                                  they do not monitor them. The                   on humour as a means of cre-
         at                                                                                                                  Student Association is in charge of             ating more effective work-
         Apply (oday ot                                                                                             monitoring groups, tlie dean is in              places, I Ie lias written sever-
                                                                                                                                             charge of monitoring clubs, and                 al books on tlie subject, and
                  6fSS           uS^M           QKWXW             EPSON’                                                                     Students Kight and Responsibilities             has also done presentations
                                                                                                                                             department is in charge of monitor-             for companies sucli as
                                                                                                                                             ing personal pages.                             Scotlabank and Imperial Oil.
                                                                                                                                                 If tliere are any problems or con-
 16 THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005


  Learner Support there to help students
 By Kristina Opashinov                      of basic writing skills among Incom-      Keccntly slie lias been visiting class-
 Chronicle Staff                            ing students, even (liose with top        es, and talking to and mceling witli

     The Learner Support Centre
 began In 19B1. It sini-teil with just
                                                                              student groups.
                                            grades in liigli school, arrive at uni-
                                            versity or college only to find that
                                                                              LSC, and that’s mainly in the name.
                                            they are unprepared for tlie strict
                                                                                 There is a negative side to tlie               Learner Support at DC
 four teleprinter computer terminals        academic schedule.                "1.earner Support" doesn’t give (lie
 online to Seneca College,                      The study also showed dial    student a good feeling about reach-               By Kristina Opashinov
     Durham’s computers accessed            tliese students struggle to stringing for help. De Burger beleives tli,".t          Chronicle Staff
 Seneca’s Honeywell computer sys-                                             a name change would encourage
                                            togetlier a sentence let alone a para-
 tem for mathematics and science            graph. This problem lias become   students to find lielp, but also
 computer iissisleil learning cours-        topic of much debate across       knows lliat tliere are students wlio                 The Learner Support Centre Is dedicated to:
 es.                                        Canadian university and college   have no difficulty seeking lielp.
     Brenda lackson was one of llie   campuses.                                  "Many come to me and say ’We                          Supporting and encouraging students to achieve
 originators oftlie I.SC anil became      There are some officials wlio are working on tills can you give us                    their full potential by promoting skills & techniques to
 coordinator of llie (lien Computer   blame high school class si/.e a hand’?’ So 1 luve when they are                           become successful in their chosen academic program.
 Assisted Inslniciioii Centre in \WV2.increases and otiiers wlio say that proactive and they’re recogni/ing
 She continued with the sliareil      In tills primarily visual world, lliere wliat tlieir needs are and coming                       Providing a welcoming, comfortable environment
 online access with Seneca for a
 year, (lien ileckleil tlial Durham
 coulil heller meel students’ need hy
 creating a uiilt|iie courseware, Over
 (lie next K) partnership with
  teacher;* would result in what llie
  LSC is today.
     ’"I’lie applications yew In tlie
                                      is little focus on llie written word.
                                      University officials have now real-
                                                                              forward," said dc Burger.
                                                                                 Most students are great will) (lie
                                      i/ed tliat high school averages don’t Internet, are good at e-malling, hut
                                      necessarily serve as proper indica- when it comes to basic literacy and
                                      tors as to liow students will fare.

 last rive years-to online tutorial sup-
                                          Durliam College now lias one lenged.
                                      person in (lie LSC dedicated to
                                                                              basic writing skills, many arc chal-
                                                                                 "We are going to be (lierc to sup-
                                      helping students with just tlieir port tlie student wlio has not devel-
                                      writing skills. Liesje de Burger’s oped some of their professional
                                                                                                                                port overall college goals.
                                                                                                                                supporting students & faculty in their educational efforts.
                                                                                                                                      Fostering lifelong learning using various educational
                                                                                                                                resources (peers, computer software, online tutorial sup-
                                                                                                                                port, workshops) to aid student academic success & sup-

                                                                                                                                      Contributing to student success and retention.
                                      mission is to establish a writing cen- writing skills to (lie degree they may
 port, which I still believe in as being                                                                                           The Leaner Support Centre provides the following:
 11 valuable tool for students," said tre and to work witli students and need to, but also work witli die stu-
 Jackson.                             tlieir writing requirements. Slie lias dents wlio may ha/e never written                       Computer based tutorials and drills.
     The Learner Support Centre is taught Communications for a critical article, have never done a                                   Access to the Online Tutorial Coach
 sllll a place where students can go Durliam College, then went on to summary or have never bad any                                 Links to internet academic resources
 to for lielp willi specific subjects teach Technical Communications reason to do a critique on some-                                Scheduled academic clinics and study skills work-
 such as writing, matli, accounting, at IJ01T, and most recently worked thing," said de Burger, explaining                      shops
 pliysics, biology and electronics. in tlie Continuing Education Office, lliat those abilities arc a whole new                      Faculty-led writing lab
 lleccntly a writing specialist posi-     "That’s allowed me to establish skill-set, and it may not be tliat (lie                   College Peer Tutoring Program
 tion was created.                    all those networks tliat you have to student is under prepared, they
      A study at the University of have," said de Burger of lier move- probably just never had any reason
  Ottawa showed dial tliere is a lack ments around tlie campus. to learn tliese new tilings.

 C SI not just a TV show but real life
By Carly Jackson                              Taylor said tliere were only three
Chronicle Staff                            possible answers to tlie case: mur-
                                       der, accidental death, or suicide.
                                          On the Saturday before her
    Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) dcatli, contractors were at Nichols’
lias been a television series hit for residence sealing her driveway.
several years,                            However, dicir roller broke, pre-
    Using forensic science to solve venting them from rolling and fin-
crimes, the show displays the pow- ishing the driveway, thus leaving
erful role forensic scientists play many loose stones upturned.
today in achieving justice.                Nichols was found collapsed and
    And although forensic scientist bleeding in her neighbour’s yard the
 Dr. Michael Taylor will likely never next day.
 star on CSI, his experiences play out     Taylor focused the following
 much like the characters’ on the investigation on Nichols’ house,
 show.                                  looking for signs of violence and
    Taylor, from the Institute of foul play.
 Environmental Science and                 A box full of Nichols’ possessions
 Research in New Zealand, spoke at was found sitting in front of her
 Durham College on Oct. 12 as pan garage, containing a briefcase, a
of the Invited Forensic Science woven bag, books pertaining to her
Colloquium.                             work. and a bloodstained knife.
    Presenting Death of a Diplomat,        Taylor noted mat the box and its
 a case he worked on in 2002, Taylor contents weighed around 11 kilos,
 explained how the use of forensic and would have been very heavy for
 science helped in solving tills mys- Nichols, a petite woman, to carry.
 terious case.                             Tlie blood on the knife was test-
    On Sunday, March 17, 2002, ed and found to be that of Nichols,
 Bridget Nichols, New Zealand and no fingerprints other than                           THE CSI CRAZE: CSI is one of the most popular shows of television, but Dr.
 Deputy High Commissioner, died Nichols1 were found on the knife.                       Michael Taylor plays the role of crime scene investigator every day.
 from a single stab wound to the           There was a small cut through
 heart while being based out of the the handle of (lie woven bag, and among other things, contained a witli considerable force onto the including numerous and varied re-
 Solomon Islands.                       strange dimples on (lie bottom of kitchen knife that slie had placed loose stones, causing tl>e dimples enactments.
     Because she was not a resident tlie cardboard box.                         with (lie blade pointing upwards, so visible on (lie bottom oftlie box, and    "It was our opinion that...hei
 of the islands, tlie Royal Solomon        Tliere was also no evidence of as not to damage the bag.                  landing on lier bag.                   fatal injury was caused by an acci-
 Island Police called upon an inves- forced entry into Nichols’ residence.         Nichols walked behind the            The blade oftlie knife protruded dent," lie said.
 tigative team from New Zealand,           After collecting all facts, "it then garage and through a narrow space through (lie bag, entering Nicliols’          T’aylor believes tliat using foren-
 including Taylor, to aid in the became a matter of inteqircting the between (lie side oftlie garage and a chest, and cutting through the han- sic science to bring a good outcome
 Inquiry.                               evidence," said Taylor.                 stone wall.                          dle of the bag at (lie same time. to victims is tlie very purpose of his
     "It was quite (lie controversial      The investigative team formulat-        Taylor noted tliat this would Nichols tlien removed the knife, job.
 case," said Taylor.                    ed a liypollicsis based on the evi- have been a difficult path for dropping it and the bag on top of                    "Forensic Science lias become
     Their examination began witli a dence, asking liow Nichols came to Nicliols to take while carrying (he (lie box, and stumbled to lier neigh- more and more specialized," Tayloi
 thorough inspection ofalTevidencc. be down by the garage on tliat day. heavy, cardboard box.                        bours’ liouse for lielp, where she said, and lie uses Ills best efforts to
     Taylor. took into consideration       It was determined tliat because         Upon rounding tlie corner at tlie collapsed before reaching tlieir resolve cases In the best way tliat he
 an earlier murder of another New her driveway liadn’t been scaled the front of tlie garage, it was proposed door.                                          can, bringing justice to the victims
 Zealander in the Solomon Islands, day before, slie left tlie house by an that Nicliols tripped due to a raised         Extensive tests were performed and their families.
 and (lie beliefs of local residents alternate path, and carrying with step she was unable to see over the by Taylor and the investigative                      Taylor calls today’s forensic sci-
 and police that this case would her the cardboard box with her pos- box.                                            tcani over several months in order ence-based investigations of crimes
 draw (lie same verdict.                sessions and the woven bag which,          Falling, Nichols dropped the box to coinc to such conclusions, "the CSI effect."
                                                                                                                                            THE CHRONICLE             October 25, 2005            17

                                                                            ^MPKS NEWS
    B ell is a swell educator
Teacher                                and figure something out," Hell
                                       pauses to chuckle and continues,
                                           "So I asked him if it was Ills dog,
                                       and lie said, ’well no it was my
has heard                              mother’s friend’s dog.’
                                          "We get plenty of funny excuses,
                                       and we have heard them all," slie

 ’fanny                                added wlillc smiling at Katliy
                                       Kirkby, wlio slie shares an office
                                          Before coming to work at
 excuses5                              Durham. Hell was an avid traveller
                                       and cannot wait to do more. She
                                       lived In London for a time and
                                       while there slie worked at HHC.
 at work                                  "I loved the job so much I would
                                       have done It for free, but they paid
                                       me so that was even better."
                                          Wliilc in London she met lier
By Hollie Wick                         husband and they moved back over
Chronicle Staff                        to Canada to start a family. Dell is
                                       now a single mother of2’l-ycar-old
                                       Andrea and 26-year-old Adam.
   She Latin dances once or twice a       Slie says having children and a
week, met lier husband in London, teacliing career can he stressful.
England and lias worked at (lie col- Slie remembers once wlien slie
lege for 21 years.                     was marking tests and preparing
    Kitchener native Slicila Hell for classes, lier son looked ;it lirr
began licr job at Durham In llie iind said, "Mom do you always have
Career Employment Services office to work?"
doing administrative work. Six             Dill Bell says slie Is happy lier
years later slie noticed a job posting career didn’t lake over too much
for teaching and slic’s been in (tic and slie Is glad her children were
classroom ever since.                  already old enough to take care of
   Hell teaches Canadian Law, themselves.
Political Science, Canadian Studies       Bell did not start teaching until
and Human Relations in the she was 40 but it was’always a life-
General Arts and Sciences pro- long dream of hers.
gram.                                     Once slie retires from lior dream
   Referring to her time in the job Bell says she would like to do
classroom she says. "something more travelling. She also hopes to
funny liappcns every day,"             go to Taiwan and teach English to
   One specific memory sticks out children and jokingly says slie                                                                                                                   Photo by Hoffie Wick
in her mind.                           would love to work in a casino.               BALANCING ACT: Sheila Bell loves teaching, but dreams of travelling when she
   "One student missed a test and         "I would like to work in a casino.         retires.
his excuse was his dog had died. I That way I would be making
told him we could work around it money instead of spending it

Fundraisers do help in fight against breast cancer
By Ashley Barr                          giving to fundraisers or donating to     remaining 10 per cent is used for      tlic number of weeks, women will         always be more information, and
Chronicle Staff                         a cause, because they’re unsure of       administrative costs and to support    need to liave radiation therapy and      learning about (he disease will con-
                                        liow much money is actually going        fundraising ventures.                  will be important to women wlio          tinue. Without research, money
                                        towards tlic cause. The Canadian            Without money raised during         have to travel long distances for        donated and raised tlirougli the
    DO IT FOR THE CAUSE!                Breast Cancer Foundation uses 90         fundraisers and given by donation,     tlieir care. This particular treatment   public, valuable treatments, ser-
    GIVE FOR RESEARCH!                  per cent oftlic money raised during      researchers wouldn’t have (lie         would help an estimated 20 per vices and information won’t be
    HELP CREATE AWARENESS!              fundraisers and given in donations       opportunity to study tlic disease in   cent of all breast cancer patients, available.
    It seems someone is always          for funding research of new treat-       search of better treatments and a      according to (lie CBCF in Ontario.          To give a toonie or buy a ribbon
demanding tliat we do our part for      ments, prevention and resources in       cure.                                  Researchers arc also looking into may seem like a little tiling for peo-
one cause or another, but just how      tlic community for breast cancer            Research funded by tlic CBCF        lesser-known risk factors for breast ple in (lie middle of a busy workday
much does it matter whether or not      patients and their families, even        includes a method of low energy        cancer including how a person’s and a fundraiser volunteer asks for
we drop our nickels and dimes in        though Canada’s Customs and              radiation so that patients going       environment can put them at risk lielp, but in the fight against of
(lie change bank or buy that rib-       Revenue Agency only requires that        tlirougli radiation treatment will     for breast cancer more than otiiers. breast cancer, a little makes a big
bon?                                    80 per cent of donations be put          not experience skin burn. This pro-       Tlic reality of breast cancer, and difference.
  Many people are skeptical about       towards cliaritable purposes. The        cedure, when approved will reduce      diseases in general is tliat tlierc will
18 THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005

                                                                                                               A NEWS
Improving evacuation procedures
for disabled people on campus                                                                                                                                                                  i
                                                                                                                                                                             less important. jRccording to
                                                                                                                                                                             Robb, wlio was hired last
  By Scott Bremner                                                                                                                                                           December but lias worked in the
  Chronicle Statt____                                                                                                                                                        (leld of 1 himan Resources for tlie
                                                                                                                                                                             past 25 years, "Human Resources
                                                                                                                                                                             would be Interested In accessibili-
      Fiict: 161 minus 54 equals 107                                                                                                                                         ty Issues dial affect those employ-
  Inaccessible or hard to access                                                                                                                                            ees but also we arc interested in
  locations on campus for students                                                                                                                                           providing good services for
  and stafTwilli physical disabilities.                                                                                                                                      prospective employees."
  Tlic loc.ltions were cither impos-                                                                                                                                            Having worked in (lie Held for a
  sible to get Into or difficult to get                                                                                                                                      period of time, Robb says tlierc’s
  Into, h;uT pusli buttons that were                                                                                                                                         been an evolution that’s taken
  not working or were elevators tli;it                                                                                                                                      place.
  were hard to access.                                                                                                                                                         "Accessibility lias gotten better
     The front floor of llOlTs HA                                                                                                                                           and better, support to Individuals
  building, for example, lias a lack of                                                                                                                                     witli disabilities lias gotten better
  push buttons on classroom doors.                                                                                                                                          and better."
  The ramp at me back of (lie first                                                                                                                                              Having worked at Durham
  floor is steep. The elevator by llic                                                                                                                                      Collcge/UOlT for onlylO months,
 Durham College Hall Of Fame                                                                                                                                                Robb says It’s a great place to
 requires a key. The South Wing                                                                                                                                             work.
 classrooms don’t have any push                                                                                                                                                 "People arc supportive, so
 buttons on its classroom doors.                                                                                                                                            almost anything can bo supported
 The locations included in (lie sur-                                                                                                                                        here tliat lias some high value
 vey were (lie entire first and sec-                                                                                                                                        connected to it, so wlien it comes
 ond door of The Gordon Willcy                                                                                                                                              to (lie whole issue of accessibility,
 Building and the first three doors                                                                                                                                         it’s not a hard Issue to sell. It )ust
 of UOlTs UA building (not tlie                                                                                                                                             takes a while for people to under-
 fourth because llie writer ran out                                                                                                                                         stand (lie nature of it and wliat
 of paper to write down the num-                                                                                                                                            kind of obligations tlicy have,
 ber of inaccessible locations).                                                                                                                   Photo by Scott Bremner   wliat kind of tilings they should
 Some locations looked at were In                 RALPH APRILE: Vice-president of Facilities and Ancillary Services is working                                              do."
  UOlTsllB building.                                                                                                                                                           Robb, (n fan of Star Trek wlio
     "We’re always in catch-up                       with Telus to improve evacuation procedures for people with disabilities on
                                                     campus.                                                                                                                gives out children’s toys and pup-
 mode," said Ralph Aprile, vice-                                                                                                                                            pets to Ilis employees and in his
 president of Facilities and                                                                                                                                                spare time plays drums in a hand
 Ancillary Services.                           $400,000 to do every kind of aim-         one will communicate witli every-        biiH(hat is alile to fit 22 people has    with professors jropi (lie Wliitby
     While some changes have                   pus repair,such ;is fixing roofs or       one at once and just basically say,      been purchased to go around               campus) is on tlie group to repre-
 been made on campus Aprllc                    putting whcelchair accessible             please note, we’ve got a fire alarm      campus.                                   sent employees but disabled
 knows tliat some parts of (lie cam-           push button on a door.                    going off in tills wing of this build-      "It will go from (lie arena down       employees arc liard to come by.
 pus are inaccessible, including                  This year we ended up witli            ing, please stay calm," says Aprilc.     to (lie parking lot on South                 "The unemployment rate of
 sonic parts of The UOIT buildings.            $150,000 solely for accessibility            The device is not a cell plione       Simcoe," Aprilc says happily. It          people witli disabilities is much
 They’re inaccessible because of               issues," lie said.                        and not a Blackberry. "It’s like a       will most likely kick off on Oct. 24.     higher than the rest of the popula-
 budgetary reasons. Facilities and                This year one of the, focuses of       cell phone but it’s restricted.             While Aprilc handles physical          tion," lie says.
 Ancillary Services don’t have                 the Facilities and Ancillary              Basically, wlien you press the but-      accessibility for students and staff         "We arc working hard to try to
 enough money to fix them.                     Services will be to improve tlie          ton to dial it will call the central     Ken Robb deals witli getting both         encourage people with disabilities
     Aprilc and Ken Robb, vice-      campus evacuation procedures.                       security area."                          people witli disabilities and able-       to apply here because we’ll do our
 president of Human Resources,       Aprile and others are working                          Transceivers will be put up on        bodied people jobs.                       best to try to produce accommo-
  are two members of a committee alongside Telus to make tliat hap-                      campus to make tlie signals                 "There’s always a Human                dations." Rob!) believes that the
  set up two years ago to handle pen.                                                    stronger.                                Resources representative on the           reasons the unemployment rate
  Inaccessibility on campus. In         Students with accessibility                         Aprilc is lioping that the issu-      Accessibility Working Group               for disabled people is so high is
  order to got out of catch lip-mode issues will be issued a communi-                    ing of tlie devices will take place      because we arc concerned with             because "it’s taking a long time for
  Aprilc says (lie amount of money cation device tliat will make them                    "before Christmas", Aprile has           accessibility of current employees        employers to embrace tlie idea
  they would need would be "into aware of a campus emergency.
                       ;                                                                 looked into other ways to make           and prospective employees."^              that they Iiavc;tp produce new
  the millions".                     such as,u fire.               i.’..                 the campus accessible.                       Robb’s role in the group" may         and different resources. It’s not a
     Aprilc last year got around        "From a central location, some-  ^
                                                                                            A wheelcliair accessible shuttle      bo different from Aprile’s but is no      problem here at Durham."

Winter soup recipes to warm four people
                                              lieat up your night                    ,en, 1/2 of chopped onion and sim-                                                      rooms
                                                                                      mer 5 minutes. Just before serving     Melt butter In saucepan, saute                     1 (28 oz) can whole, peeled
By Lindsey Evanoff                               Chicken Tortilla Soup               ’"add remaining onion and cilantro.  onion until tender. Use sale and                   tomatoes with liquid, chopped
Chronicle Staff
                                                                                          To serve, break tortilla cliips pepper to;taste. Add tomato sauce,                    1 (28 oz) can kidney beans with
   i                                              1/2 cup salsa                      ’into each bowl. Ladle soup over crabmeat; half-and-half, and chick-                    liquid
   t                                             2 large ripe olives, mashed witli   .chips, top’with cheese and 1 T. of en,broth to tlie onion. Bring to a                     1 tbsp ground cumin
   fl’liat omnipresent fall chill is in
tlie air. It’s a
                                              3’T. salsa                               avacodo,           ..,’:           bofl^then simmer, covered for five                    l l/2tsp dried basil
                  foreshadowing of the           3    boneless, skinless chicken     ,    Serve immediately witli addi- minutes. Remove from heat and
co(d months ahead, and wnilc the breasts, chopped                                      tional salsa arid cliips.          sprinkle with fresh licrbs.                           In a large saucepan, lieat oil
unavoidable winter prospects are                 4 T. Uncooked rice                       (Recipe from Loony Spoons)         (Recipe from Everyone Can                       over medium heat. Combine
hardly exciting, there is one posi-.             1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro                                          Cook Seafood)                                      onions, carrots and garlic and
live element of they. upcoming                   1/2 cup shredded Montcrcy                Tomato-Basil Crab Bisque           Easy Veggie Chili                               saute until tender. Add green and
change;Soup!                              ’   jack cheese                                                                                                                    red peppers, celery and cliili pow-
   3urc, it will get cold, grey and              1 avocado,cubed                           1/2 cup chopped onion                     1 tbsp vegetable oil                    der. Cook for about six minutes or
downright depressing, but the cool               1 onion, chopped                          1 tbsp butter                             1 cup chopped onions                    until vegetables arc tender. Stir in
au(umn nights (wliicli will quickly                                                  ’     salt and black pepper to taste      3/4 cup cliopped carrots                      mushrooms and cook for about
turn into frigid December ones)                   Heat chicken broth to boil in a 4        1 cup tomato sauce               3 cloves garlic, minced                          four minutes. Add tomatoes and
arc the perfect time to pool                  qt, sauccpaii. Add chicken, reduce      1 cup coarsely cliopped cooked           1 cup cliopped green bell pep-                kidney beans. Season witli cumin,
resources witli roommates, build              lieat and cook until opaque. crabmcat                                         per                                              oregano and basil. Bring soup to a
forts out of blankets and warm up             Remove meat and cut into bite size      1 cup chicken,broth (or veggie           1 cup chopped rpd bell pepper                 boil, reduce lieat and simmer for
with n steamy; comforting bowl of             pieces. Add salsa and rice to broth; broth)                    ’: ’.’ : ,-
                                                                                                      ^< fresh basil           1/2 cup chopped celery                        20 minutes; stir occasionally.
aromatic goodness. ’.,                        cook about 15 minutes, or until the     1/2 cup chopped                    or    1 tbsp chlli powder                              (Recipe from Crazy Plates)
   Here’s a few good recipes to               rice is tender. Add chopped cliick- parsley                   .       -          1112 cups cliopped fresh mush-
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     22 THE CHRONICLE                      October 25, 2005

                                                                                                             A NEWS

       C offe e + b o o ze = trouble ?
                                                                                                                                                                           lliu act since lil’H).
                                                                                                                                                                               Despite the economic hardships
    By Stephen McDonald                                                                                                                                                    faced by many coffee shops in
    Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                        Oshawa, some believe lliat serving
                                                                                                                                                                           alcohol is not (lie solution, and
                                                                                                                                                                           worry If a liquor licence is granted it
                                                                                                                                                                           may set a dangerous precedent (liat
        An Ice-cold beer with a do/en                                                                                                                                      in.iy spur other coffee shops to fol-
     tloiigliiuils may seem like an                                                                                                                                        low.
     unlikely comblnaiion, but .111 east                                                                                                                                       Tin" debate lias even readied
     t’lul Oshawa coffee shop could he                                                                                                                                     city council.
      Riving Us patrons just th;it choice in                                                                                                                                   "I know (hey have done (Ills witli
      tlic near future.                                                                                                                                                    coffrr sliops In Toronto. It’s a scary
          Coffee ’1’iine coffee shop at ()-K»                                                                                                                              precedent being set (for Oshawa),"
      King St. B Oshawa, lias applied for a                                                                                                                                says city councillor Louise I’arkes.
      liquor licence, niiicli to (lie chagrin                                                                                                                              "It s a major policy shift, and I don’t
      of otic of its neighbours.                                                                                                                                           think it Is a move In the right direc-
          "1 don’t think a coffee shop needs                                                                                                                               tion."
      to serve liquor," says Cathie Pa/ink,                                                                                                                                    I’arkes cites (lie Intrusion on
     owner of Aniic’s Dcli at (i50 King St.                                                                                                                                what has typically been a faniily-
     1;. "A coffee .shop to me was a family                                                                                                                                orienled business environment as
     place, wliere you lake your kids to                                                                                                                                   lier deepest concern, and Isn’t opti-
     have a juice and a doughnut. As an                                                                                                                                    mistic about challenging (he ruling.
     adult (it’s a place) you incel ivitli a                                                                                                                                   "I don’t tliink it’s a good idea to
     friend. When you get liquor                                                                                                                                           mix families with children and
    involved, it’s a totally different sce-                                                                                                                                oilier folks drinking beer. It’s not
    nario."                                                                                                                                                                like you arc having a drink witli a
         Paxllik is coiiccnied (h;it anoth-                                                                                                                                meal. It’s just not an appropriate
    er establishment serving alcohol                                                                                                                                       mix. It’s going to be an uphill battle,
    will bring a seedier element to licr                                                                                                                                   tint 1 don’t tliink we will have much
    business area.                                                                                                                                                         luck challenging the mllng."
         "We have had a lot of vandalism.                                                                                                                                      Though sensitive to the econom-
    People have vomited out front of                                                                                                                                       ic liardsliips tliat face coffee shops,
    our store. 1 feel if this place is                                                                                                                                     I’arkes believes franchise owners
     opened until one or two in the                                                                                                                                        have alternatives that can liclp
     morning, you are bringing more of                                                                                                                                     thrill remain competitive in a satu-
     that element into tlic area."                                                                                                             Pholo by Stephen McDonald
                                                   MILLER TIME?: The Coffee Time location at 646 King St. E. in Oshawa has applied                                         rated market.
          Coircc Time franchise co-owner                                                                                                                                      "They (coffee shops) have to re-
    Ahad Kliira lias a different vfeiv.            for a liquor licence, in an attempt to bring in more money. There is concern that                                       invest in tlic look and feel of ilicir
         "I live in this building," Khini          having another licensed establishment in the area will have a negative impact.                                          sliops. I’d rather it not be a liquor
    says, as he points to tlic apartments                                                                                                                                  licence," says Parkcs.
    just steps away from his store, on             Kliira said his store woutd not     financial viability of (lie business,    licence if it is in tile public’s best        Paziuk remains defiant, deter-
    the north side of King Street.              keep regular bar hours, and would      including tlic operator’s ability to     interest. This can include, but is not     mined to keep coffee, not Crown
    "Coffee is not a big business, and 1        bo closing its doors around 11 p.m.    pay retail sales tax. Tlic applicant’s   limited to, selling alcohol to an ine-     Royal, on Coffee Time’s tables.
    need to make some changes to                    In Ontario, liquor licence appli-  premises must comply with the            briated person, or serving to              Paziuk has sent a formal letter of
    make more money."                           cations arc sent to the Registrar of municipal zoning laws such as              minors. The commission is also             challenge to the Alcohol .and
         Khira cites tlie rising cost of        the Alcohol and Gaming bylaws, fire and health laws and the                     considering doubling the minimum           Gaming Commission, but is unsure
    doing business for Ills decision to         Commission. The application can applicant’s criminal record.                    fines for offences involving liquor        other recourse if the licence should
    apply for a liquor licence. "My cost        take six to eight weeks, and maybe        The Alcohol and Gaming                and underage persons. The mini-            be approved.
    of business cadi month can be as            longer if there is a public objection. Commission of Ontario lias pro-          mum fine for a licensee would                 "I’m not sure what we will do if it
    high as $12,000," he said. ’’$5000 of          Tlic registrar considers many posed amendments to the Liquor                 increase from $500 to $1,000. The          gets approved. It’s a shame,
     tliat alone is rent, and I can’t cut it    factors before granting a liquor Licence act of 1944 that would                 increased fines provide a more             because there is already plenty of
    witli this." He points to an almost         licence, such as the potential effect allow the registrar to immediately        effective deterrent. These will be (he     opportunity (in this area) to go
     empty store.                               on residential neighbours, and suspend an establishment’s liquor                most significant       amendments to       some place for a drink."

      Chartwells offers variety                                                                                                                                             $500 award
                                                                                                                                                                            for eligible
                                                 just for the school and working
     Food                                                                           know how to get tilings done. A be die students’ voice in the dis-
                                              with existing franchises to offer Tim Horton’s was set up in the cussions. The Let’s Chat board in
                                              variety to the students, this con- university building cafeteria and the residence dining-liall is an
                                              tracted food service company took only a month. Well-known easy way for all students to com-
     choices                                  plays a crucial role in campus life. companies like these are also in ment on the service they arc get-
                                                 Liz McKay, food services direc- high demand among students. ting. While the students’ view of
                                              tor at Durham, says they are work- "Franchises offer more variety to Chartwells is mixed, most seem to
                                                                                                                                                                           By Mark Arike
                                                                                                                                                                           Chronicle Staff

     expanded                                 ing hard to come; up with more of (lie students and that’s what it’s all be satisfied.
                                              what slie calls "concepts." These about," says McKay. "They also .’ First-year advertising student
                                              are the food outlets such as the allow you to offer things that are Mike Day says he enjoys the
                                              pita restaurant, (Big Pita,) and a really popular out on me street."     options that are available but

                                                                                                                                                                               Full-time undergraduate stu-
                                                                                                                                                                           dents enrolled in (lie Bachelor ol
                                                                                                                                                                           Science in Nursing program
                                              sandwhich cafe, (Upper Crust,)           Now Chartwells is attempting would like to see more frequent                        through Durham College and
                                              designed by Chartwells for tlic to increase cultural diversity by changes.                                                   UOIT arc now eligible for a $500
       By Riley Hoffman                       school. The new university build- Introducing more, ethnic theme            "I think they’ve got a good vari-                award.
       Chronicle Staff                        ing cafeteria has brought some days and making International ety but they don’t change it up                                     Tlic award, being provided by
                                              new concepts, to the students food options more available to the enough day to day," said Day.                               the Durham Access to Care
          What do you want for lunch including Trattoria, an Italian students.                                            First-year Trent at Durham stu-                  Foundation, is to recognize stu-
       today? pizza or a pita? Maybe restaurant and Spice, wliere stu-. "This year we arc trying to dent Alee; McLellan said he felt                                       dents wlio have made contribu-
      ’somcSur-fry?                           dents can enjoy oriental stir-fry.    introduce Halal food for our welcome while staying in resi-                            tions to tlicir community. To be eli-
          All this and more can be found         On tlic other hand McKay says Muslim students," said McKay;           dence last year because of the                      gible for tlie award, students must
       on campus at Durham College the major brands (hat Chartirclis                   HalaHpod Is considered holy availability of comfort food and                        meet certain qualifications.
       and U01T.                              works with also play a key role in , by the Muslims and must be pre- dining with peers.              .                           Two Nursing faculty members
          Since Chartwells began over- tlic food services at the school.           pared in a particular way.             The meal plan offered lots of                    fiiid a representative from Durham
       seeing food services at Durham            "Working with a company like         McKay says student feedback variety by having theme days. The                        Access to Care Foundation wiji
       the variety of food options at the Tim Horton’s is ama/ing," said Is always encouraged and will be festive food on the holiday!, made                               review all applications in order to
       college has expanded dramatical- McKay, "They’re so organized and given serious consideration. Food me feel more at home staying In                                 decide which students meet (lie
     .ly^tgpjng frbm rive on campus efficient."                                    .committee meetings are held res at that time.1’ said McLellan. "It
                                                                                                                                                                   .       necessary criteria. They will tlien
                                                                            .;12 In only three years. ’, These .companies have a high throughout (lie year. They include made me feel a part of.a commu-                             select tlie successful recipients and
     ^l^.’By^iiventing rcsliiurant chains level of profes.sioniilism and they class presidents, who arc there to nity"                                    li\  ;           present (lie award at tlic Access to
                                                                                                                                                                           Care general board meeting to be
                                                                                                                                                                           held in November.
                                                                                                                                                     THE CHRONICLE               October 25, 2005           23

                                                                        C^TOS NEWS
  SA Employee advocates for disabled
  By Amy Valm                                    Brrinner lias always wanted            ments for private businesses to
  Chronicle Staff                            lier son to lie treated tlie same as       provide accessibility for people
                                             everyone else, hut it hasn’t always        willi (lisal)ilities.
     Amongst (he ;>rray of coloured          been easy. "Unfortunately parents              Because T lie Disabilities Art
  posters aild slicky notes, sils a          have to fight for a lot of tilings tliat   was unenforceable on it’s own, a
  woman ;it a desk In (lie Student           their children need, in ternis of          new Kill was created called Hill 1 lit
  Association office. From a glance,         education, and recreational                which passed in May and became
  people would sec i regular person.         opportunities," said Breinner. "1          llie Accessibility for Ontarians
  They wouldn’t know lier dedica-            found It often easier to create            with Disabilities Act. Tlie act
  tion, or tlie way tliat slic selllcssly    sonic of my own opportunities."            addressed the developing, enforc-
  lielps others.                                She liclped create (lie Whitby          ing and implementing of stan-
      Kathryn Bremner, office man-           Sledge Hockey Association, (lie dards in regards to accessibility
  ager of tlic Student Association at        Whitby Steel Hawks, allowing witli reverence to, employment,
  DC, and UOIT, docs more than just          able-bodied children and disabled          facilities accommodation, and
  tend to (lie dulles tliat any office       children to play on die same               buildings.
  manager would. Slie has also               leains, decreasing (lie alienation             Familiari/ing herself witli tlie
  made herself an advocate for (lie          th.K disabled people feel. Her             Bill, Ureinncr also worked closely
  1.5 million Ontarlanswith disabili-        involvement witli tills led tier to        willi Dave Lepofsky, chair of (lie
   ties.                                     become part of other areas where           committee, a man wlio went blind
     It started witli the hirtli of her      she could liclp people witli disabil-      at 13 iind is now a criminal lawyer                                                                  Photo by Amy Valm
  two-month premature son, Scott,            ities,                                     in Toronto.                              KATHRYN BREMNER: An advocate for Ontarians with
  who was horn with cerebral palsy.             "I think my mom is a really real-   "Kathryn was a very effective                disabilities, and Student Association office manager.
  Tills limited him to a whcelchair          ly strong willed person," said Scott advocate on television," says
  and restricted him from tlie activi-       Bremncr a second year journalism Lepofsky of tlie multiple times              awful lot. I don’t think in my life-         around lier," said Thomas
  ties ofahle-hodied children.               student at the college.              Bremncr lias advocated on televi-        time I’ll ever be able to pay lier           Coughlan President of the Student
     "At tliat time, 20-ycars-ago,              "She’s used wliatever strength          sion.                              hack for what slie’s done oilier             Association. "Katliryn is a very
  there were very few services avail-        she’s liad and sliowcd me how to              "Slie did a vl’ry good job of tlian be as independent as I can               strong person. She is probably
  able for parents. And It was hard          he a strong Individual. What slie’s        sounding like this (disabilities) despite my setbacks."                         one of tlie strongest peopfe I know.
  for a parent of a recently diag-           instilled in me Is confidence. I’m a       could happen to anyone. Kathryn        Because of Bremncr’s strength            Slie uses lier strength to liclp oth-
  nosed child witli a disability to          very confident person."                    .sounds like a mom because slie is and dedication slie not only                 ers and make a difference in peo-
  know wliere to turn," explains                  Her involvement witli tlie            a mom, where as I sound like a liclped lier son but also llie 1,5 mif-          ple’s lives."
   Hremner.                                  Ontarians      with Disabilities           lawyer because I am a lawyer. Slie lion oilier people living in Ontario             Bremner’s son Scott ofien says
      She began lier fight for people        Committee meant tliat slie would           sounds like a real person and peo- witli disabilities. Proving tliat one        tliat lie wislicd people would see
   witli disabilities by immersing her-      take an active role in enforcing (lie      ple relate to tliat."              person can lie a strong force                him and not Ills whcelchair.
   self in whatever information slie         Ontario Disabilities Act.                     When Scott talks about Ills behind positive change.                          Because of his motlicr’s dedica-
   could and sharing that iiiforina-            When it was created Tlie                mother lie exudes a huge amount       "Kalhryn lias tlie biggest heart.         tion to lier son his wish may be
   tion by writing newsletters for par-      Disabilities Act was not enforce-          of respect, "1 could not picture a She Is always doing everything in            growing closer to being granted
   ent groups.                               able, and there were no require-           better parent. 1 owe my niom an lier power to help the people                   than he thinks.

 Good posture = good attitude                                                                                                     PR for IT seminar to be
By Samantha Vartiamaki
                                            and circulatory problems, said
                                                                               port for your lower l)ack," McAllister
                                                                               said.                                              held Nov. 2 for students
Chronicle Staff                                When sitting most students           l-:ven though it is better to lean
                                                                               back in your chair, your lower back                at Durham campus
                                            slouch. Surprisingly McAllister lias
    Your mother always told you to          no problems witli this.            still needs support, said McAllister.
stand up straiglit. Your fatlicr told          ,A recent Swcdisli military study,   If there is no support (lie curves
you not to slouch at (lie dinner                                               in your back will change which can
                                            showed tliat people wlio sit at a 90
table.                                   degree angle (straiglit) exert more cause back related problems in the                    By Jesara Cocks                           Slieila Corrivcau, C1K) of
                                                                                                                                   Chronicle Staff                        Porter Novelli Canada, will chair least your mother was pressure on their lower back tlian future.                                                                        __
riglit.                                  people wlio sit at a 105 degree angle     As well McAllister mentioned                                                           (lie event.
      "Posture is how you express (slouching).                                 tlie importance of making sure your                    ’I’ll for Canada’s IT sector, a        Corriveau is also a Durham
yourself in space to otiiers. Posture       Therefore slouching is better for arms are supported.                                  seminar for students will be held      alumna.
is how your body holds us against your back, as long as you hold your               When typing fit (lie computer                  on Nov. 2 at Durham.                       The evening will show insight
gravity.  So posture lias a lot to do head straiglit.                          you should make sure your arms                         The evening will feature a          into trends, opportunities and
with your attitude and how people           So lean back and be comfortable arc supported to avoid nerve dam-                      panel of experts, including            challenges faced by communica-
view you. It has a lot to do with your in your chairs people, it’s better for age, said McAllister.                                Roxanne Cramer, president/PR           tors in technology-driven firms
self-esteem, your self-confidence.       you.                                       Having your arms supported                     recruiter of Cramer and                and agencies.
    So it’s not only a health issue it’s    However McAllister said there is also avoids carpel tunnel syndrome,                   Company, Cliris Pepper, associ-            Cost for (lie evening’s events
also a social issue," McAllister said. only one problem witli sitting com- where you have sliooting pains or                       ate director, corporate commu-         is $20 for Durham and UOIT stu-
    When standing, you should not fortable. Chairs arc not made to numbness in your wrists every time                              nications for Bell Sympatico,          dents, and includes a buffet din-
have your liead down.                    support your lower back.              you move them, is a problem                         Mike Martin, editor for Network        ner.
    It results in 10 times more pres-       "Chairs’arc made in a certain among many students today.                               World and Helen Ryder, director           The event will be lield in llie
sure being put on your upper back. fashion, because they arc more con-              Your mother told you stand up                  of segment market for                  dining hall, room G213 from 7-9
    Being hunched over crushes the venient; they take up less room in a straight. You should listen to your                                          p.m.
ribs and heart; causing breathing space, etcetera. But tlicre’s no sup- mother.
24 THE CHRONICLE                      October 25, 2005

Muslim students at                                                                       Gunshots on Thanksgiving
DC support Oshawa s                                                                       By Sheena Arnold
                                                                                          Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                   "Oil my god, there’s been gun-
                                                                                                                                shots. I heard gunshots and then I
                                                                                                                                                                            It took (lie emergency vehicles
                                                                                                                                                                         about 10 minutes to get to the

needy during Ramadan                                                                         Following (lie release of arrest
                                                                                          warrants for a 21-year-old man
                                                                                          and an 18-year-old woman on
                                                                                                                                heard someone say. Oil my god!"
                                                                                                                                Watson said to Cross in (lie phone
                                                                                                                                   "1 told her to stay In the apart-
                                                                                                                                                                         apartment building after Cross
                                                                                                                                                                         liad arrived.
                                                                                                                                                                            "1 (lien drove around (lie block
                                                                                                                                                                         and 1 saw an ambulance coming
By Derek Giberson                            food after sunset, all free of charge.       several criminal charges after a      ment and lock all lier doors,"           up (lie street and a guy standing
Chronicle Staff_  ___                           The association is also encour-        shooting during tlie Thanksgiving        Cross said to her daughter.              out front of (lie building waving
                                             aging non-Muslim students to par-         weekend, suspects turned them-                                                    for (lie ambulance."
    It’s (lie lioly monlli of Ilaiii.iiliiii ticipate in Fast-a-Thon on (he same       selves into police on Oct. 17.                                                       Cross then went around the
for Muslims around the world, and day. where students are Invited to                       On Oct. 8, a 20-year-old                Oh my god.                            block again, but was unable to get
                                                                                                                                                                         onto (lie street by car.
(lie Muslim Student Association is fast during (lie daylight hours for a               Markliam man was sliot twice on
welcoming all students on campus good cause.                                           (lie third door of a low-rise apart-      there’s been gun-                           The police had blocked off the
 to the Grand Iftar at the end of the            Area businesses will provide          ment building on Agnes St., in            shots. I heard gun-                     street.
                                                                                                                                                                        lloydcl Ramsay-Morris, 21, lias
                                             sponsorship based on (lie number          Oshawa at 11:50 a.m. and was
    Throughout the month. of of students wlio participate, and tlic                    sent to (lie liospltal wflli non-life     shots and then I                    been charged witli pointing a
 Kamadan, Muslims fast between funds generated will go to the needy                    tlircatening Injuries.                    heard     someone                   firearm, discharging a firearm
                                                                                                                                                                     witli intent, possession of danger-
                                             In Oshawa.                                    Amber Watson, a 25-year-old
                                                 "We arc asking students and staff     single mother arid future Durham          say, Oh my god!                     ous weapons, aggravated assault
     We          are asking to go hungry for one day so some- College student, was shocked(lie                            to                                         and possession of a firearm in
                                                                                                                                                                     contravention of an order.
                                             one else won’t have to, explained         hear gunshots during
   students and                              Saad Khan, president of the associa-      Thanksgiving weekend in lier                               Amber Watson           Angel Brewer, IH, lias been
   staff to go hungry tion. I’ledgc cards will be available apartment building after living in                                                                       charged witli pointing a firearm,
                                                                                                                                     Cross then got into her car and discharging a firearm witli Intent,
                                             both on tliat day and coming up to        the building for a month.
   for one day so                            tlie (l.ile.                                  "1 thought I was dreaming,"           drove to (lie apartment building aggravated assault and posses-
   someone else             won’t                Ramadan, tlie ninth month on
                                             llie Islamic calendar, which Is based
                                                                                       said Watson.
                                                                                           After hearing (lie gunshots
                                                                                                                                 to Ihul no emergency vehicles on sion of dangerous weapons.
                                                                                                                                 (lie streets.                           Hrewer and Hanisay-Morris
   have to.                                  on the lunar calendar, runs from          Watson tlicn called lier mother,              Slie circled the block a couple were lield for a bail licaring on
                                             Oct. -I to Nov. 3 tills year.             Valeric Cross.                            of times.                               Oct. 17.
                                                The Muslim Student Association
                        SaadKhan             lias over 125 members, represent-

cial focus to faith, family and com-
                                             ing Muslims from a diversity of eth-
sunrise and sunset while giving spe- nic l)ackgrounds.
                                                The group is also planning Islam
                                                                                        Certified instructor needed to
munity during the monlli, in adher- Awareness Week for Jan. 9-13,
ence to one of (lie main pillars of which will include screenings of
Islam.                                       Malcolm X and The I.ife of the
    The Grand Iftar, being held in the Prophet Mohammed. Also next
                                                                                        kick butt at new martial arts club
 main cafeteria during tlie evening of semester they will he holding a soc-                                                     cially recognized   by   the Student      Frankcnbcrg,      a      first-year
 Friday, Oct. 2U, will include a cultur- cer tournament and an orphanage By Blake Wolfe                                         Association, has already gotten           Meclianlcal Engineering student at
 al program, a guest speaker and sponsorsllip program.                              Chronicle Staff___                          together to discuss club format and       UOIT and tlie club’s founder, the
                                                                                                                                to schedule meeting times.                meetings would be very Informal
                                                                                                                                The presence of a certified               and would mainly serve to intro-
                          Life drawing                                                     A new martial arts club at instructor would allow th^ club to                  duce members to other styles of
                                                                                        Durham Collcge/UOlT is looking be recognized by (lie Student                      martial arts.
                                                                                        for a certified instructor to lead Association as an official club at                Anyone interested in joining tlie
                                                                                        group meetings.                       Durham Collcge/UOlT.                        club can reach von Frankcnberg at
                                                                                           The club, altliougli not yet offi-   According to Florentin von      

                                                              Photo by Derek Giberson
      LIFE DRAWING: Shawn Martins, first-year Graphic
     Design student sketches his model Kelly Lukas,
     second-year Criminology and Justice student.

 Where it goes nobody knows
                                               The tour starts at tlie Student
By Sara Young                               Centre at 4:30 p.m. and will then
Chronicle Staff                             make several stops in Toronto.
                                               The tour will end by returning to
   Need a break from midterms               the Student Centre by 10 p.m.
and the stress of school or just need          As die tour is the mystery tour
a little excitement and a change            the stops in (lie GTA have not been
from the everyday?                          disclosed, but it Is sure to be an
   On Tuesday, Nov. 1 the Student           exciting trip.
Association presents the U01T                  Tickets arc available at (lie Tuck
mystery bus tour.                           Shop for $10.

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 Driving to school costly for students;
 gas prices soar, leaves students broke
 There are alternatives                                                           vehicle, the insurance could he up
                                                                                  to S2HO a month.
                                                                                      To pay for tlie vehicle, let’s say a
                                                                                  I1)1),"! IIonda Civic, monthly pay-
                                                                                                                                  "It costs less," said l.yon. "I.ook
                                                                                                                              at tlie price of gas at (lie moment,
                                                                                                                              tlie cost of die vehicle, and since
                                                                                                                              it’s a student llie cost of insurance
                                                                                                                                                                           "It’s convenience," says
                                                                                                                                                                        Computer Systems Technology
                                                                                                                                                                        student Alex Coyle, wlio coi-n-
                                                                                                                                                                        niiiies even’ day from Toronto.

 to spending your hard                                                            ments might l)e $200. Tills results
                                                                                  In $1,(i()0 over (lie course of the
                                                                                                                              is going to be high."                        I Ie shudders at (lie thought of
                                                                                                                                                                        not owning a vehicle.
                                                                                  school year.
                                                                                     Minor car expenses include                 i Look at the price                        -"Basically iny life would be a liv-
                                                                                                                                                                        ing liell," lie said. "I’d have to be up
 earned money on gas                                                              parking and maintenance. Parking
                                                                                  at school is $350 for llie year and
                                                                                  maintenance could e’asily lie $75 a
                                                                                                                                of gas... the cost of
                                                                                                                                a vehicle, and since
                                                                                                                                                                        at live o’clock to catch tlie bus for
                                                                                                                                                                           Coyle, who currently pays
  By RIley Hoffman                         By examining some figures, you month. When you add tliese lig-                                                               about  $150 a month on gas, says
  Chronicle Staff                       can gel a pretty good idea of the ures it totals $(’»,2(1() in an eiglil-               it’s a student the                      dial even if tlie price of gas did
                                        kind of money a student could monlli school year. Tills would                            cost of insurance is                   jump to $2 per litre lie’d still lie
      People liil tin- gas stations in save In’ not owning a car.                 work out to around S(i:l() a month.                                                   forced to buy it and drive his car,
  droves on Sept. 22 when they              A student driver who com-                Public transit is llie alternative          going to be high                       because his lifeslyle demands it.
  heard that tlir pricf of gas could go mutes to Durham College every             for a student commuter and wliile                                                        llemeinber when cigarettes
  up to $2 per litre they were even day from one of the surrounding               these services are not as conve-                                                      cost $1.25 a pack?
  fighting over the pumps.               cities could end up paying over          nient, tlie costs are easier to man-                                Ross Lyon            Since tlien die price has
      After iill llial, Shenax M;inori, Sd.OOO during tlie school year or         age. A student can buy a monthly                                                      climbed to almost $10 but that
  Petro Canada gas attendant in $(i()() a month in car expenses.                  bus pass at (;() Transit for $117               A student wlio buys a monthly         hasn’t deterred (lie legions of dedi-
  Oshawa, says it was only a rumour.        Witli prices at tlieir current        and an Oshawa city bus pass for             local bus |iass and (>() Transit p;iss    cated smokers.
      "I think right now tlic prices are level, students commuting from           $(i2.                                       and travels around 20 kilometres              Some people might be drawing
  going to l)e pretty much stable," oilier cities in tlie (i’l’A could end           lloss I.yon, Niglit Shift Manager        in a taxi eacli month will l)e |>ay(ng    a logical comparision between
  sail) Manor!.                          up paying between $1:10 and $150         at Blue Line Taxi, says their cabs          around $20!) on ir.iiispoilation a        lliat price liike and tlie more
      ’1’liis kind of hysteria develops a month on gas. According to              are approximately $1.50 per kilo-           month. Sounds pretty good, com-           recent increase in (lie cost of gaso-
  because people expect to lie over- Uellart and Slauffer Insurance               metre and would be cheaper than             pared to that $():«), but it’s not        line. The difference is dial tills lime
  charged, and rightfully so. So why Brokers, If (lie student is under 25         maintaining a personal vehicle, at          good enough for some students             It affects everyone, not just die
  not do without a car altogether’/      and driving a modestly priced            least for local travel.                     drivers to change tlieir habits.          smokers.

 Police officer has tough, tough j ob                                             in two car chases in lier career.     ities are endless as to wliat llie day            time. "Kids are always tough," slie

 Sergeant Sharon                                                                      A day in die life of a police officer
                                                                                  is not as action-packed as one may
                                                                                  think. Sgt. Browne works at llie
                                                                                                                        may bring.
                                                                                                                           Though a police officer’s job
                                                                                                                        .seems exciting, Browne said its 90
                                                                               Whitby police department. Slie lias per cent paperwork and 10 per cent
                                                                                                                                                                          said. I ler key to talking to kids is by
                                                                                                                                                                          getting down to tlieir level and
                                                                                                                                                                          explaining tilings to them.
                                                                                                                                                                             Browne works in a career that
 Browne keeps cool                                                             been on the police force for Id action. "But as a police officer you
                                                                               years. Tills is her story of trials and put on a lot of liats. You’re a social
                                                                               tribulations and dealing with (lie worker, parent, referee, and many
                                                                                                                                                                          most would describe as male domi-
                                                                                                                                                                          nated but she said it isn’t difficult
                                                                                                                                                                          dealing with male co-workers or
                                                                                                                                                                          criminals. In fact, female suspects
 working stressful job
By Amber Thompson
                                                                                  Sgt. Browne said tliat on every
                                                                                                                        other things," said Browne.
                                                                                                                            She explains a day when slie had
                                                                               shift die officers come in for parade, to be a social worker. A fattier liad
                                                                               wlilch is where the sergeant gives allegedly burned Ills young daugh-
                                                                                                                                                                          arc worse. "It’s the women tliat call
                                                                                                                                                                          me every name in die book. They’re
                                                                                                                                                                          the ones tliat spit on me, they’re (lie
Chronicle Staff                        petrator, while using the radio to tell out the daily assignments.               ter witli cigarettes and they had to              ones I have the fights with.
                                       every  move made, is difficult.            Someone assigned to an area take pictures.                                                 I usually don’t have a problem
                                          The ultimate car chase seems car, would handle calls within the                   The girl had bums on her body                 with the men," Browne says. "When
                                       like it should be a regular occur- area that only require one person. and her eyes were puffy. Sgt.
                                                                              .                                                                                           I started years ago it was a man’s
   The heat is high. Swerving in and   rence to a police officer. But The traffic car would manage radar, Browne said that the hardest part of                            world, bnt I think times have
out of traffic, the sirens wall.       Durham Sergeant Sharon Browne accidents and any other traffic calls. talking to the young girl was diat her                        changed."
   Trying to keep an eye on the per-   explains she has only been involved         After her shift starts the possibil- daughter was the same age at the                      Browne says there are certain
                                                                                                                                                                          situations she would want a female
                                                                                                                                                                          officer to come to the scene and
                                                                                                                                                                          other times that a male is needed.
                                                                                                                                                                          For instance, "In situations like bar
                                                                                                                                                                          fights, you want them to send all tlie
                                                                                                                                                                          big, strong men in the department,"
                                German Engineered. Canadian Driven.                                                                                                       she said. "But in certain situations
                                                                                                                                                                          women can diffuse tlie situation a
                                                                                                                                                                          lot better tlian die guys."
                                                                                                                                                                              A police officer’s job is difficult
                                                                                                                                                                          and they arc faced with many chal-
                                                                                                                                                                          lenges every day. Sgt. Browne says
                                                                                                                                                                          tliat though it may be a difficult job,
                                                                                                                                                                          police officers arc given on-going
                                                                                                                                                                          extensive training to know when
                                                                                                                                                                          and how to react.
                                                                                                                                                                              "The scariest part of my job
                                                                                                                                                                          would be the unknown. It’s dial
                                                                                                                                                                          vehicle you stop and you know tliat
                                                                                                                                                                          it’s going to be (lie one. We have this
                                                                                                                                                                          internal clock, this internal gut
                                                                                                                                                                          instinct and when you’re thinking
                                                                                                                                                                          something’s not riglit and you’re
                                                                                                                                                                          starting to get scared dial’s when
                                                                                                                                                                          you should be calling for back-up,"
                                                                                                                                                                          said Browne. "Sometimes though
                                                                                                                                                                          it’s too late and that’s when you
                                                                                                                                                                           really get scared."
                                                                                                                                                                               Whether they arc sitting in front
                                                                                                                                                                          of a computer doing paperwork or
                                                                                                                                                                           out on the streets getting rid of tlic
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                                                                                                                              danger, they arc saving lives and
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26 THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005

                                                                        L^IW^S NEWS
   H e knows how to us e his hands
 On his                                   "I wasn’t sure if my chances
                                          were good (of winning) or not,"
                                          said McLaren. "Going into tlie
                                          competition 1 knew I had a good
 way to                                   foot in tlie door and that I had a
                                          shot at winning,"
                                             He said lie knew if lie came
 making a                                 to (lie competition witli Ills best
                                          stulTthen he could come oul (lie
                                             Although a more fast-paced
 big bang,                                style of drumming would seem
                                          more ;ippe;iling to younger kids
                                          lliese days as opposed to rndi-
 and it sure                              meiital drumming using only
                                          one tinim, McLaren loves tlie
                                          fact tliat there Is only one drum
                                          and lie can focus on mastering
 is paying                                it.
                                              lUidimenlal drumming mea-
                                          sures (lie (Iriiiiimers liming,
 off                                      speed, now, and melody. Thr
                                          drummer inust follow a certain
                                          tempo, although it does require
 By Christopher Park                      frequent changes in speed and
 Chronicle Staff__________                melody. It is almost like march-
                                          ing, except at a faster pace.
                                             "It is more challenging
     To be a rudimental drummer           because you are only playing on
 it is essential to li;i\’e very quick    one (Iriiin. You liave to become
 reaction timing iiiul ;i certiiin        really good at just phiying on
 technique for this uni(|iie drum-        one single drum," said McLaren.
 ming stylo,                                 In tlie future McLaren liopcs
    ’lake OIK’ drum, two drum-            to teach drumming to young
 sticks ;iii(l ;i guy willi liylitenins   kids.                                ^
 last reaction time then you have            "I liave a friend living in
 (lie nations toi) rudimental             Oilman leaching because of
 drummer- Nathan Mcl.arcn.                how successful he became as a
     Tlicsc d;iys you won’t rind          result of drumming," lie said.
 too     niiiny                                                I’d love to go
 individual                                                and         teach
 drummers                                                  around         the                                                                                                     Photo by Christopher Park
lliat excel in     i                                      world or some-            DRUMMER NATHAN MCLAREN: Business Administration student, places first in
                       I knew I             had a where inStates
                                                                          tlie      the national rudimental drumming competition held Oct. 1.
It is sonic-       good foot               in the one day."
thing that door and that I had                         Annually,
the 20 year-                                        McLaren travels
old Perth, a shot of winning.                       to about six or
n a t i v e
                              Nathan McLaren
                                                    seven competi-
                                                    tions a year to
Na than                                             showcase his tal-
McLaren he                                          ent.
has excelled                                           Induenccd by
in for the past five years.          his tcaclier Fred johnson since
    Drumming since the age of the age of 10, McLaren learned
 four, McLaren was introduced from him that practice was
 to the fundamentals of drum- essential in order to be the best                              Mini Monste’r
 ming by Ills father Brent and his you can be at something.
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     "I love to be able to play pre- Switzerland, McLaren and his                           7:00pm session
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    The first-year Business                                                                   October 31,2005
                                          In Switzerland the world’s
administration student has top rudimcntal drummists will                                       7:00pm session
made a name for himself as an be invited to this international
individual percussionist by win- ceremony, which celebrates tlie
ning the national rudimcntal notion of rudimental drum-
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                                                                    CAMPUS NEWS                                                                                                      October 25, 2005

                                                                                                                Advice seminars helpful
                                                                                                                for students^ future career
                                                                                                               By Stephanie Wall                                  place in (lie (lining room, (»21;1 at 11 ii.rn.
                                                                                                               Chronicle Staff                                    Two guest speakers, liotli of whom work In
                                                                                                                                                                  office administration for llie Diirliiiin School
                                                                                                                   Tlic Office Administration class of Board, will be here to offer some advice to
                                                                                                               Durham College is holding seminars lo pre- (lie Office Administration sludeiils. Tliry
                                                                                                               pare the students in thi-ir Hrst yenr of (lie pro- will also lie telling llie students some of tlieir
                                                                                                               gram for their possible fumre careers. Tlie stories, lisling wlial their jobs email and
                                                                                                               lille Administration is a division of llie Oluce answering any questions they might have.
                                                                                                               Adiiiiiiisinitlon class. Tlie group will be           There will be some llglil refreslimcnis,
                                                                                                               liosiing a one-hour seminar and they waul door pri/es and lots of fun. For more Infor-
                                                                                                               you to roine.                                      mation or to register for llie event contact
                                                                                                                   On Oct. 25, The Trials and Tribulations of llie mir Administration group ;it elle.admin-
                                                                                                               Karen Douglns and Corrine Brown will lake islr;ili()ii(fi^mall.c()in

                                                                                                                Want to play a game?
                                                                                                               By Courtney Duffett
                                                                                                               Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                  (i.iming lias become more popular oncf
                                                                                                               .ignlii;it Durham (allege now lliat llu-rr ;irr
                                                                                                               XBOX and I’layStation 2 systems available
                                                                                                               for students lo use at llie sludeiil centre.
                                                                                                                  Students can sign out a system by pre-
                                                                                                               senting their student ID cards at tlie Tuck
                                                                                                                  Tliere is only one XBOX and one                      GAMING:
                                                                           Ptioto fay Sarn.intha Vartiamaki.   I’laySl.itioii 2 available. The XBOX games              Students
     HEAVY BACKPACKS: Jodi Denbok (left) and Matt Rico (right)                                                 are Madden 2()()(), Tiger Woods 2()0d iind              can rent
     first-year DC-UOIT collaborative bachelor of science and nursing,
                                                                                                               Mortal - Sliaolin Monks. Thereare              XBOX and
                                                                                                               four controllers available so students don’t            Playstation
     demonstrating the proper (left) and improper (right) ways of car-                                         need to provide llieir own. I’layStation 2              systems
     rying a heavy backpack.                                                                                   gained available are Madden 2()()(j, Itiiinbow          from the
                                                                                                               Six - Lock Down, and NllL 2()0(). Students

  Posture important for                                                                                        arc allowed to bring tlieir own games if
                                                                                                                 Tlie systems must stay witliln die Student
                                                                                                               Centre and iniist be retiinifd by 5 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                       Centre to
                                                                                                                                                                       play for
                                                                                                                                                                       fun with
  students^ health when
  carrying backpacks
                                                    tlieir backpack, but he said it is rare to find a
 Students: Careful                                  student’s backpack that weighs under 20
                                                    pounds. So a 45 kilogram (100 pound) stu-
 when carrying                                      dent could only carry 6 kilograms (15
                                                    pounds) on their back.
                                                        Nancy Lawrence, professor of health and
 backpacks. Learn                                   human studies at (lie college, stresses tlic
                                                    importance of body mechanics.
                                                        "Body mechanics is really an awareness of
 how to do it the                                   (lie body’s position when you’re moving or
                                                    lifting something heavy," Lawrence said.
                                                        Body mechanics is about using tlie bigger
 right way to stay                                  stronger muscles in your back, rather lhan tlic
                                                    smaller weaker ones, said Lawrence.
 safe, today                                            McAllister suggested using a backpack
                                                    with a hip belt and chest strap. The strops will
                                                    keep the backpack close to your centre of
By Samantha Vartiamaki                              gravity, Having (lie weight of tlie backpack
Chronicle Staff                                     close to your centre of gravity is better for
                                                    body mechanics.
    The scaring pain travels up your back. It           Both McAllister and I-awrence agree it is
causes you to become diasy and tired. School        important to make sure die backpack is not
seems too much. Too many books, too many            below the liips and (lie straps arc adjusted
classes and exams.                                  properly. Tlic back of the backpack should be
    Your sliouldcr and neck muscles begin to        padded so tliere are no books pressed up
burn as you walk to your next class. Your           against your spine, said McAllister. Tliere
backpack weighs a ton and you just want to          should also be an internal frame in die back-
get it oil You hunch over from (lie weight and      pack.
It seems dial your backpack only gets heavier.          Students of all ages are having increasing
    At tlic beginning of every year college stu-    problems with their back, said Lawrence.
dents liead to the book store to buy tlieir text-   Elementary and secondary students should
books,                                              only carry 10 per cent of tlieir body wciglit on
   Every year students on campus pick up a          tlieir back because tliey’re still growing.
laptop that will ddd to tlie weiglil ofthcirback-       If students liurt tlieir back while they are
packs. .                                            still growing It can stunt tlieir growth and
   The problem not only weighs on colleges          cause serious spine-related problems in (lie
students, but elementary students as well.        future, said McAllister.
   "When you’re still growing you liavc              "It’s not just a problem in (lie post-sec-
growth plates, and tliose jirowth centres can ondary environment. Students in the elemen-
be affected by too much weight, and bad body tary and secondary panels, who are in their
mechanics, which can alter tlie growtli ulti- quick and rapid growing years, are having
mately in the person," said Dr. Kevin Increasing problems witli tlieir backs. It is
McAllister, chiropractor,                         something we should be thinking about nut
   McAllister recommends college students only at the college and university level but also
carry only 15 per cent of their body weight in at the elementary level," said Lawrence.
28 THE CHRONICLE                      October 25, 2005

 The Pokemon Centre wants you!
                                                                                                                                                                         ;ispossible. This cannot he done in
 There s                                                                                                                                                                 ;isingle session, however, it lakes a
                                                                                                                                                                         long linie and a lot of strategy, By
                                                                                                                                                                         lu’ing in a centre, Pokemon players
 nothing to                                                                                                                                                              have (lie advantage of battling
                                                                                                                                                                         oilier people wlio may have differ-
                                                                                                                                                                         rut characters than they do. Tlie
 lose in                                                                                                                                                                 ccnire lias created a betler atmos-
                                                                                                                                                                         phere and better chance for play-
                                                                                                                                                                         ers to achieve their goal.

 trying it                                                                                                                                                                  "If you think chess is hard,
                                                                                                                                                                         sliould see Pokemon. There Is a lot
                                                                                                                                                                         i)l strategy in Pokemon," said

 By Amy Valm                                                                                                                                                             I’ltman.
 Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                             Adam Deardslcy, a member of
                                                                                                                                                                         llie centre since September, lias
     You may sec their posters In the                                                                                                                                    lirrii playing Pokemon since grade
 lialls walking to class. lint it’s                                                                                                                                      seven.
 almost us though you don’t even                                                                                                                                              ’I his is actually a very accepting

 notice the group advertised in the                                                                                                                                      pl;it;f," said Heardsley. "There Isn t
 posters. They fade into the ivoixl-                                                                                                                                     .my ridicule lliat I’ve seen towards
 work, an elite little group wim «i liti’-                                                                                                                               this |)ar(iculargroii|). In fact, quite a
 sixe personality.                                                                                                                                                       lew people have stopped by to
    The Pokeinon Centre was                                                                                                                                              walcil us play, generally witli
developed aiitl established at U01T                                                                                                                                      fiilliiisiasm. When 1 was back at
iind DC by UOJT Phy.sics .student                                                                                                                                        my high school, 1 did get ridiculed
Steven Pitman. The centre            is a                                                                                                                                alioilt being a Pokeinon fan, I’ve
group of sliidL’nts ivlio meet oi                                                                                                                                        fouinl this university to be very
weekly and battle each otiic’r a(                                                                                                                                        accepting about the club."
Pokemon games with cards, on                                                                                                                                                 Pitman said only one person
Nintendo fi’l iind on Game Hoy.                                                                                                                                          had signed up for llie Pokemon
  "I figured wliy not?’" said                                                                                                                                            Centre to make fun of (lie group.
Pitman. ’1 siiwa car on the campus                                                                                                                                       liven though some may label it as
parking lot with a Psyduck (a                                                                                                                       Photo by Ainy Valm   nerdy, it takes a lot of skill, knowl-
Pokemon character who in the             ADAM BEARDSLEY: Steven Pitman and Dennis Li sit in the Student Centre playing                                             edge and smarts to play.
toon Is known for comic relief) on             Pokemon at one of their bi-weekly meetings.                                                                                   "It’s quite easy to be blown away
their dashboard, and 1 said,                                                                                                                                             by the potential strategy of llie
 "I’lit’rc’s got to he a few people that                                                                                                                                 gainei" said Beardslcy.
 know about it. No one pills a               wlii’n Pitman got in touch with the       pate In the ceiitrr.                  Pokemon should know tliat going                 To join (lie Pokeinon Centre or
Psyduck on (heir dashbo.’ircl with-          Student As’iMcuKioii >ind given         "As llie number of members         to get-togethers and battling is to check it out, log onto mycanipus,
out knowing what Psyduck repre-              perinissioii to start tlie centre. Most   increases, (lie number of resources   actually a necessary part of the then select groups at (lie top right
sents. I’ve got to try it. I have noth-      of tlie Pokemon meetings take             also increases," said Pitman. This    game and u/icourages more people- hand side of the page. Select
ing to lose by trying."                      place at tlie Student Centre on the       means everyone will have an easier    to join.                              Pokemon Centre and sec for your-
    The Pokemon Centre really                second floor.                             time of collecting those rare                           may not under- self what it’s really all about.
                                                                                                                                 (’or those wlio
began to take flight after Christinas           To date there arc 21 members           Pokemons and items."                  stand thcgainc, the object is to col-   You never know, it could be alot
break of the 2()().l/2()()ri school year     but not all of them actively partici-        Pitman said people wlio play       lect as many Pokemon characters of fun.

                                                                                                                              You need to know
                                               Simcoe Hall Settlement House                                                       Look out!
                                                                                                                                                                         old Jonathan Edward Gingras in
                                                                                                                                                                         connection with llie sliooting.
                                                         Children Families Community                                                                                        Although slie remains in sta-
                                                                                                                                  By Samantha Vartiamaki                 ble condition it is still serious.
                                                                                                                                                                            He is described as white, 6-2,
                                                                                                                                  Chronicle   Staff_________             205 pounds. He has short
                                                                                                                                                                         cropped, liglit brown hair, a tat-
                                                                                                                                     A 15-ycar-old Oshawa        teen    too on Ills neck reading "Dirty
                                                                                                                                  was sliot in a Glen Street apart-      South" and several tattoos on his
                                                                                                                                  ment on Oct. 5.                        arms.
                      Simcoe Hall Settlement House is a not-for-profit                                                               The girl was shot in the upper
                                                                                                                                  torso and is at Sick Kids Hospital
                                                                                                                                                                            Investigators believe Gingras
                                                                                                                                                                         is in Oshawa and is armed and
                    community resource centre dedicated, since 1935/                                                              in Toronto with life-threatening       dangerous. Anyone with any
                                                                                                                                  injuries. Police interviewed sev-      information about the incident
                     to assisting less advantaged children/ families and                                                          eral people on the scene but           or his whereabouts is asked to
                   vulnerable adults whose lives are affected by poverty.                                                         received little information. One
                                                                                                                                  man was taken into custody, but
                                                                                                                                                                         call Det. Paul Malik or Del.
                                                                                                                                                                         Nancy van Rooy at (905) 579-
                                                                                                                                  was released after questioning.        1520 ext. 2740 or ext. 2738. Or
                                                                                                                                     Durham Regional Police are          anonymously call Crime
                                                                                                                                  asking for help finding 19-year- Stoppers l-BOO-222-8’177 (TIPS).

                       Homework / Education support
                       Life Skills coaching                                                                                       Human                                       addressing social issues such as
                                                                                                                                                                              racism and sexism, and will feature
                                                                                                                                                                              various    speakers, including
                       Volunteer and Student Placement Opportunities
                       Food Bank Services and Winter Clothing                                                                     Rights
                                                                                                                              By Carly Jackson
                                                                                                                                                                              Kimberle Williams Crenshaw,
                                                                                                                                                                              Professor of Law, Franklyn
                                                                                                                                                                              Griffiths,     Political    Science
                                                                                                                                                                              Professor, Patricia Monturc, author
                       Distribution                                                                                           Chronicle Staff                                 and teacher, and Carol Aylward,
                       Parent coaching and Parent Education seminars                                                                                                          Assistant Professor of Law.
                                                                                                                                  U0n"s School of Social Science                 Directed towards scholar and
                       Annual Christmas Food and Toy Drive                                                                    and Durham College’s School of                  scliolar       student       activists,
                                                                                                                              Justice Studies will be holding the             researchers, human riglits special-
                                                                              387 Simcoe Street S.                            International Human Hights,                     ists, educators, the legal communi-
                                                                                                                              Critical Kace Theory and Social                 ty, community organizations and
                                                                              Oshawa, ON                                      Justice Conference Oct. 26 - 2U at              activists, and government repre-
                                                                              L1H4J2                                          (lie Henalssance Hotel in down-                 sentatives, tlie conference aims to
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                                                                    UnlbedWdy 905-728.7525                                         The conference will focus on               tliesc collective groups.
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                                                                                                                                               THE CHRONICLE               October 25, 2005                29

                                          E                 NTEKmiNMENT
                                                                                 Durham College-UOIT Chronicle

   Hyp notized anyone?
By Matthew Collison
Chronicle   Staff________________
   A packed house was piH’under the spell of
Tony Let’: The X-Haled Hypnotist ill H.I’,
Taylor’s on Oct. 17 ;is lie ;iml ii large group of
hypnotized volunteers from the audience |)iil
on an unbelievable sliow.
   It lias Iwomr an event at Diirli.iiii
College and one lliat himself looks for-
ward to ever)’ year because among oilier rea-
sons, "Durham College drinks more lieerper
capita tlian any oilier campus I’ve been to." starts with a warning to tliose thinking
about volunteering tliat epileptics can’t vol-
unteer because hypnosis could cause lliein
to seizure,
   Those under tlie inllurnce 0!’alcohol also
were discouraged as they may throw up dur-
ing tlie hypnosis. Anyone wlio liad smoked
marijuana, however, could feel free to join (lie
    After tlie warnings tested tlie whole
audience to net volunteers. Those wlio fell
under his spell were taken up to the stage as walked through (lie crowd picking lliein
out. One student at the back actually fell off
of Ills stool and liad to be helped up by
    For (lie next liour and a lialf, liad tills
group of about 20 students do tilings
they would not even consider on any norniiil
day. With a simple word they were puppets
and was die one in control of them, 1 Ie
calls each little trick u skit, even though (lie                                                                                                                                            Photo by Matt Collison
group performing believes it to be real.
    It was an incredible siglit. To start lie             TONY LEE HAS STUDENTS SUBDUED: After last Monday night’s entertaining show, held at E.P. Taylor’s,
asked die entire group to pretend they were               volunteers from the crowd were transformed into Lee’s subjects, open for some good wholesome embar-
on llie beacli lying in llie sun, and they all lay        rassment. All in good fun of course.
back in tlieir chairs. Then he told them
the temperature was climbing and sweat was
pouring down tlieir faces, and the whole
group started fanning their clothes and wip-           singled out to take turns doing unbelievable            How else could someone get ;i large               It liard to falliom dieir slate of iiiind
ing non-existent sweat from tlieir brows.              tilings. All (lie guys in (lie group were turned   group of 19- to 25-year-olds to act this way?       but easy to see dial they had no control over
    Then lie said an Arctic wind liad blown in         into an army of horny chimpanzees and told         To get guys to believe they were experiencing       llieir actions.
 from the north and they all started shivering         to go into the crowd and hump tlie leg of the      their first menstrual cycle, or women to have  lias been doing this for 20 years and
 and crossing tlieir arms to try to keep warm.         first person they saw, which they all emphati-     orgasms by being touched on (lie forehead.          just returned from ;i tour of tlie United
 And tliat’s where die tame part of die sliow          cally did.                                             To cause people to spew racial slurs at an      Kingdom.
 ended.                                                    The group was told to reach under tlieir       imaginary drive-thru window or for a guy to            The idea lor a hypnotism sliow started for
    "1 don’t know wliat 1 was expecting but I          chairs where they would rind tlieir favourite      l)c willing to kiss a toonie out of another guy’s   him when lie was die owner of (lie 1 lard Hock
 was a little skeptical about die wliolc tiling,"      instrument and play it. Some found drums,          mouth cliiring an exotic dance audition.            Cafe in Calgary. He just thought it would be
 said second-year Criminology student Kylc             many found guitars but they all proceeded to           Through all tills (lie volunteers were obliv-   an entertaining sliow.
 Lcr’oeye. "Hut when they all felt die change in       rock out to music only they could liear.           ious to the crowd of people uproariously                Afterwards, word spread and            people
 temperature and actually started shivering 1              Had there been anyone in the crowd wlio        laughing at them less than live feet away and       came from all around to see a sliow wliere
 knew it was die real tiling."                         doubted tlie power of hypnotism they were          flash bulbs going off as pictures were              they may end up being llie stars. 4,000 shows
    From tliere, members of die group were             easily convinced of its (lowers.                   snapped.                                            later lie is internationally known.

    Sugar we^re going down swinging                                                                                                                                      they are definitely worth die listen.
                                   when listening to die unique new                  Name Of Tills Song So We                  to grab attention.
  The emo-                         album from the punk-cmo band
                                   Fall Out Boy arc somewhat ironic.
                                      After a good listen, putting die
                                                                                     Wouldn’t Get Sued to 1 Slept Witli
                                                                                     Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I
                                                                                     Got Was This Stupid Song Written
                                                                                                                                  They serve tlieir intended pur-
                                                                                                                                  I couldn’t liclp but listen to A
                                                                                                                                                                                  it up, give it a listen and

  punk band                        record down is not an option.
                                      There is no denying tliat punk-
                                   emo music is popular and is grow-                       Take my advice
                                                                                                                               Little Less Sixteen Candles A Little
                                                                                                                               More Touch Me after reading the
                                                                                                                                   As someone wlio does not nor-
   debugs an                       ing.
                                       Saying tills, Fall Out Boy’s new
                                   album, From Under The Cork Tree,
                                                                                        ’cause we are bad
                                                                                        news. We will leave
                                                                                                                               mally enjoy punk and cmo music,
                                                                                                                               this album grabbed my attention
                                   takes the genre to a whole new level.                                                       and actually kept it from track one
                                                                                        you high and dry.
   album sure                          Lead singer Patrick Stump’s
                                   vocals grab the listener’s attention
                                   from the beginning, and wliilc most
                                                                                        I’ts not worth hear-
                                                                                                                               to 12.
                                                                                                                                 The album is sliort, but every
                                                                                                                               song is different only adding to die
                                                                                        ing you’ll lose.
   to please                       of (lie album runs at pop speed, (lie                                                       interest.
                                   much slower track, I’ve Got A Dark                                     Fall Out Boy
                                                                                                                                  It’s a refrcsliing change to liear
                                   Alley And A Bad Idea Tliat Says You                                                         something different offered witli
By Jesara Cocks
                --       _   I-   -
                                   Sliould Sliut Your Mouth, only fur-                                                         every song and not a regurgitated               NEW FALL OUT BOY
                                   tliercmphaslzes his great talent and              About Me.                                 version of a radio lilt.                       ALBUM: From Under
Chronicle staff___                                                                      Take a look at most CDs and one          "Take my advice "cause we are
                                   unique vocals.                                                                                                                             The Cork Tree,
                                       The band lias an ovcrali’dlffcrent            won’t find song titles anywhere           bad news, We will leave you liigli             released late this
   "Brothers and sisters put tills feel than most, first evident from                close to these. Tlie sheer length of      and dry. It’s not worth die hearing
record down."                      tlieir song titles which range from               them makes them one of;i kind.            you’ll lose,"                                  summer makes
   The first words one will hear Our Lawyer Made Us Change The                          Song titles like tliese are bound         Maybe they are bad news, but                killer debut.
30 THE CHRONICLE                   October 25, 2005

                                                                   WEKWMEW NEWS
 Motio n C ity is still o n track
 Matty James                              band’s music for what it is.                  sions on gnl instinct.   Though Cain
 Chronicle Staff                             The band is staying at llif      admits going on gut instinct is
                                          Comfort Suites holel in downtown    never easy.
                                          Toronto after playing a show with       Hut having Hopnus as a pro-
      When llir band Molion City          Fall Out Boyal The Dorks on Oct.    ducer lias been nolliing but good
 Sniiii(ltr;n’k was asked to |oii)        2. We’re .sitting in tlie lobby whenfor Motion City, as it’s given tliem
  Blink-1112 on ;> lour of Europe ;iiul                                       a positive person to work willi.
                                          guitar/vocalist liistin 1’lerre arrives
  then japan, they couldn’t rven          and suspends tlie interview asking      "Writing songs can lie a really
  afford to l)iiy socks, but things                                           negative experience. It’s an awe-
                                          Cain if lie’s supposed to lie sitting
  couldn’t have looked better for the     with us. I le’s not, and (lie inter-some experience but it c;in be very
  quintet.                                view resumes.                       liig let downs," said Cain, "1 mean
      Until Ulink bassist M;irk              Cain describes touring as,       you’ll work on something forever
  I loppus mentioned to the hand lie      "Heing alone lint you are willi peo-and It’s just not working. It’s just
  was Interested in production.                                               awesome to have someone lo
                                          ple all llie lime, it s a weird feeling."
      "We thought of It almost as a       One understood only liy those liv-  come in and light on your side or
  joke," said guitar/vocalist Joshua      ing on (lie road for extensive pert-really, maybe, drive liome tliat
  Cain on (lie band’;; weh.sitc. But      oils of (line,                      ’tiling isn’t really working. It just
  on tlic last day of (lie tour Cain         Hither Cain’s become very        makes It smoother for everybody."
  bluntly asked Hoppus if lie waul-       bored or llie streniious tours of       Wliat wasn’t a negative experi-
  ed to produce tfic next Motion          F.urope, Waqied and their current   ence was Motion City’s first
  City record, and wlien Hoppus           lour of North America are making    record, I Am The Movie, produced
  answered with iin enthusiastic          him yawn. Hut when he talks         by lid Hose. As a producer Hose
  "F ya’i all Cain needed was »           about Ills most memorable show,     was mucli dilTerent than I loppus                    MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK: From left to right;
  phone iiiiinber.                        (be recent Warped Tour Chicago,     in llie way tliat Hose pushed (lie
      Formed in Minneapolis, Minn.        Cain Iliids some energy in the      boys to play their parts and play                    Justin Pierre, Matt Taylor, Jesse Johnson, Joshua
  in 1999, Motion City began llieir reserve.                                  them well enough to be radio                         Cain and Tony Thaxton
 journey performing at an all-arcs          Motion City was (lie last band friendly. And altliougli Rose                       keep wliat he’s written as they America, Cain admits lie was apa-
 venue called (lie Fox Fire Coffee to play tliat evening and no oilier accomplished his goal, his efforts                      become attached to certain lines.    thetic to what was happening in
 Lounge. But do tlicy still party like bands were playing on any side didn’t really develop (lie band iiny                     Tlic newest album was a major        the world, even in bis early 20s.
 it’sl999?                              stages. Fall Out Hoy ended their oilier way, Cain said.                                development of PIcrre’s honest However, tlie 29-year-old sees a
     "If you incaii party by watching set urging tlie crowd of approxi-           However, thanks to Rose (lie                 and personal writing style and the lot of injustice in the world and
 movies and television shows and mately (i.OOO to 10,000 people to band bad developed as musicians                             relalionslilp llic band built witli said, "tlic fact tliat we (America)
 banging out and reading books, stick around and listen to Motion and was now attracting the ears of                           Hoppus may have lielped.             feel (lie need to go and blow tilings
 that s about it," said Cain.           City. Tlie crowd complied and It Hoppus. Motion City Soundtrack                            When Motion City Isn’t busy up Is .so absolute and so ridicu-
     During the musical dry spell of was a great niglit for (lie group as was now an established band.                         being Motion City, Cain believes lous." Other tilings tliat irk him are
 llic late 90s, Cain decided the time they rocked Chicago,                    And unlike Hose, any time (lie                   it’s good to stay busy, and staying people’s prejudgmcnts in life.
 was right for Motion City’s kind of       I’rior to liaving Hoppus as a band wanted to try something,                         busy doesn’t seem to be a prob-          Wlio could argue with tliat?
 music.                                 producer and even before Blink Hoppus gave Motion City tlic free-                      lem.                                     Tlic band decided to sign witli
     What is Motion City’s kind of asked Motion City to join them on dom to experiment.                                            "Justin’s trying to make a film, their label because (lie owner Is
  music? Well some musicians, like lour, Cain said be wasn’t what lie             As for the latest album,                     we sliot some music video’s as also a musician. Tliat is only a
  Cain, believe it’s hard to categorize called a "super fan" of Blink, but he Commit This To Memory, it’s not                  well. I’m trying to get Into produc- small indication of tlic band’s sin-
 music.                                 did appreciate their music. Wlien as poppy and constant as its pre-                    ing some bands, I in looking at a cerity towards life and tlicir music.
     "Genres arc. for people wlio it came lime for Motion City to ask decessor, but tliat was (lie plan.                       band from the U.K. and I’m trying        And after asking wliat was up
 want to separate music, more like Hoppus to produce their second Lyrically Picrre writes all the                              to open up a clothing store in next for Cain lie looked down to
 record stores," said Cain, From his album (lie decision was somewhat words while the band oversees                            Minneapolis," said Cain.             Ills feet and said, "I’m gonna go
 relaxed and jolly disposition, it of a no-brainer, especially for a them for any issues, but more                                 In retrospect, like a lot of 20- buy some socks."
 appears Cain simply loves the band wlio’s always made deci- often tlic band forces Picrre to                                  somediing’s growing up in Nortli

Funeral for a Friend                                                                                                              Cronenberg directs
                                                                                                                                  another box office smash
returns with new sound                                                                                                            By Stephen MacDonald
                                                                                                                                  Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                                                                          in tlie   past, (James Spader in
                                                                                                                                                                          Crash and ]udc Law and Jennifer
                                                                                                                                                                          Jason Leigh in eXistenZ)
 By Hollie Wick                                                                                                                                                           Cronenberg s films remain any-
 Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                      Canada’s King of horror. Film       thing but mainstream.
                                                                                                                                  director David Cronenberg                   Lord of the Rings alumnus
                                                                                                                                  returns to form in his latest offer-    Viggo Mortenscn deftly plays
    On (lie new album Hours,                                                                                                      ing, A History Of Violence.             Stall, with an under-acted, and
 Funeral For A Friend continues                                                                                                       Set in the American Midwest,        sincere portrayal of a man elud-
 the catchy, easy-going sounds                                                                                                    A History of Violence tells die         ing Ills past. His wife Edie, played
 that will please old fans and                                                                                                    story of the average small town         by Maria Bello, (who makes
 intrigue new ones. Altliougli they                                                                                               Joe, Tom Stall, who is forced to        amends for the truly horrific
 have a similar sound to many of                                                                                                  kill two fugitives in an act of self-   Coyote Ugly), offsets Ills passive,
 the emo-rock bands        oul   right                                                                                            defence. Stall is then thrust into      self-effacing demeanour by
 now, this U.K. band offers intense                                                                                               the media limelight and forced          redefining me cliche of the wife -
 lyrics witli head-bopping tunes.                                                                                                 to face a shady past he refuses to      a role perpetuated by lesser
    The band’s last album                                                                                                         admit was ever his,                     Hollywood films as a means to
 Casually Dressed lias similarities                                                                                                   Cronenberg, a Toronto               define a central male role - 13cllo
 to the new one, as botli have                                                                                                    native, is best known for sclilock      defines Mortensen’s character
 catchy lyrics and music that sticks                                                                                              70s horror flicks, Sliivcrs, Tlic       by becoming a significant char-
 in the listener’s bead all day.                                                                                                  Brood and his seminal classic           acter herself.
    On this album, the most popu-                                                                                                 Scanners.                                   The always watcliable Ed
 lar song appearing on charts is                                                                                                      Over (lie last decade               Harris delivers the, overt but
 Streetcar. Witli an upbcat tune, it                                                                                              Cronenberg turned Ills attention        never gratuitous violence the
 can be called a mix ofeino and                                                                                                   to visceral art-house films such        title suggests as a particularly
 indie rock.         With the lyrics                                                                                              as Dead Ringers and Naked               nasty piece of work. A mob boss
 pounding out, "So goodbye to you                                                                                                 Lunch, which was hailed as a            and Mortensen’s chief protago-
 and your life. Your new best            album, offers a more melodic, sofl           young teenagers or adolescents              masterpiece by critics and              nist, .Harriscongers a terrifying
 friend’s your confidence. And I’ll      side to llie band’s music. This              going through difficult times.              autlior William S. Burroughs, but       character witli aplomb by using
 be here when you get home,"             song also lies in willi llie same               Tlie album lias a mix of dark-           performed miserably at the box          subtle intelligence and intensity,
 leaves (lie listener engaged in tlie    mellow track 1 listory, which also           ness, love anil liate, The band             office.                                    Remaining true to Ills roots,
 story.                                  leaves a person relaxed and want-            tells it like it is, willi no holding           Now, Cronenberg fans world-         while seeking Inspiration from
     While listening to the album        ing to carefully listen to every             hack and gives tlie listener a great        wide rejoice at this, Ills first pro-   new timely sources, taking sim-
 there is a good mix of a strong         word,                                        compilation of lyrics and musical           ject in three years. However,           ple, almost trite material,
 voice and terrific musical back-            Sing-along lyrics like "Can you          background. Overall die album               being Croncnberg’s most acces-          Cronenberg weaves a tapestry of
 ground. Witli tlie mix of lead          see tliat my strength is falling. I          lias interesting lyrics, a strong           sible film to date purists may          complex humanity. And is sel-
 singer Matt D.ivies and (lie strum-     can’t go on this way. This heart’s           voice to back tlicm up, and inlei’-         view A History Of Violence as a         dom abashed or apologetic
 ming guitars and toe tapping beat       nut beating. It just doesn’t seem            esling choices of musical back-             sell-out by catering to more cus-       when revealing what lies
 of (lie drum, it’s an addicting song,   tlie same," connect to a listener            ground giving them a unique and             tomary tastes. Though lie lias          beneath tlie surlace, wlietlier it
     Drive, tlie fifth (rack on tlie     and hits to (lie heart of many               captivating new sound.                      worked witli mainstream actors          be llesh or psyclie.    .
                                                                                                                                              THE CHRONICLE                   October 25, 2005 31

    Behemoth to                                                                  Looking for Halloween
    play in Oshawa                                                               events in Durham Region?
                                                                              By Lindsey Evanoff                            pri/es and free candy all night.              Anil for students wlio crave hair-
                                                                              Chronicle Staff                                   l’’or students wanting to journey      raising excitement there’s always
  By Riley Hoffman                                                                                                          ofT campus, most bars in die area          Screemers at Hxliibilion Place ’in
  Chronicle Staff                    begins ils tour In Vancouver, IIC,                                                     have Halloween nights on llie              Toronto or Paramount Canada’s
                                     on Nov. 11 and will make its slop            For students who feel they’re loo         weekend before 1 lalloween.                Wonderland’s new FearFest
                                     in Oshawa on Nov. 25 for a show          old for trick-or-treating, don’t fret!            The Corral Is having a                 I laiinled Theme Park.
     In support of their latest organized              hy      Interlia       You’re never ’too old to enjoy a              I lalloween Monster Dash on                    Screemers will be open every
  album, Demigod, Century Media Hntertainment In Toronto.                     bone-chilling Halloween. There’s              Friday, willi lots of prizes, Including    day up to I lalloween until 11 p.m.
  recording iirlisis Bulirmotli will Siipporl for llic show will lie          always a classic liouse party or a            tliree authentic hockey jerseys and        (midnight on weekends) and will
  he penorming live at The Canadian hands Necronomlcon,                       Friday tlie 13th marathon, hut for            ladies gift sets. I.e Skratcli’s           feature Vlad "Dracula" llie Impaler
  Dungeon in Oshawa tills Wetwork and Blood of Christ.                        tliose looking for something differ-          I lalloween bash Is on Saturday and        - an execution of evil, terror in 3D,
  November as part of their first       Behemoth will also perform in         enl, yet still spine tingling, tliere are     Catch22 is having a Devil’s Niglit         llie asylum, liaunled liouse, castle
  ever headline tour of Canada.      Toronto on Nov. 10 and                   plenty of events happening tills            ’ Freak Show Party on Sunday fea-            of doom, black hole. the maiilac
     ’1’lic metal hand from Poland 1 lamilton on Nov. 2-1.                    Hcilloween.                                   turing .1 live freak show will) guests     maxe and a midway of madness
                                                                                  E.P. Taylor’s is liosting two             such as (lie Great Orhax, Nuf/o and        witli carnival rides. Admission
                                                                              Halloween parties tills year.                 a special mystery freak. Advance           prices are $27.9.’) but there are
                                                                              I lalloween Jam ;l - Get Your Freak           tickets can lie purchased for $1) at       coupons         available          at

                    Correction                                                On will tdke place on Friday, Oct. 2(1
                                                                              and will feature live hands and cash
                                                                              pri/es for best costume. It is a li)-
                                                                                                                            C.ilcli22 or S10 tickets can be
                                                                                                                            bought at tlie door. Anyone looking
                                                                                                                            for some good old-fashioned family
                                                                                                                                                                          The FearFest Haunted Theme
                                                                                                                                                                       Park will be open at Canada’s
By Sheena Arnold                                                              plus event mid tickets are sold in            fun can check out Pingle’s Farm            Wonderland every weekend liniil
Chronicle Staff                        Hyaii Cliomls/ak and Tav ((otyan’s     (lie Tuck SIlop for S3 or S5 at (lie          Market on ’I’aunton in               Halloween. They’re offering (liree
                                       nanies were both spelt wrong. Also,    door. More llian ii00 people attend-          I lampion.                                 hone-chilling and horrifying
                                       Kversince I’ve does not have a         ed last year so it’s probably a good              They offer a corn maze year            tlicmed areas, new atlraclions,
  In an article about Battle of tlie   record deal, but a production devel-   idea to get tickets before they sell          round but around t lalloween they          rides, ma/.es and more tlian 100
Hands in issue 3 of tfie Chronicle,    opment deal                            out.                                          turn it into a haunted ma/e with           scaractars      (or scary characters).
                                                                                  F.I’. Taylor’s second Halloween           live actors to scare llie dayliglits out   Also, thrill rides such as Drop /.one,
    Great Food - Full Menu - Full Bar                                         pub night is on the actual night of           of guests. They also have wagon            MInebuster, Top Gun, Vortex,
                                                                              1 lalloween. This event Is free and           rides, scarecrow making and                Psyclone and of course llie Glioslcr
                                                                              also all ages. There will he contests,        pumpkin and fresli fruit picking.          Coaster will also be open.
  pper^pays: Sun to Tues - llam - l2am/Wed toSat -Ham 2am
  ,^^;      Every Saturday @ 5pm - The Best Jazz Matinee
     y/ednesda^Wday,Saturday fi 9;30pm-Ltve               BluesBand/
                                                                   ^ .1,,-,    WSPA hosts show in Toronto
      E^erjSunday@)E^tii - Chicago’s Opjnil^Hc^lBlUKr^W                                                                    Protection of Animals (WSPA) is $10. One hundred per cent of llie
         ^^ll^er^i^onitey @ 9pm - KaraoftlNigh^^j/’                           By Danielle Cowie
                                                                              Chronicle Staff
                                                                                                                           helping to put on tlie show at proceeds go to the animals left
                                                                                                                           Dragonuy, a bar located at 1279 behind in Hurricane Kalrina. It will
                                                                                                                           Queen St. W. in Toronto. There will lie a huge social event, including
                                                                                                                           be Oft, (lic’rc, including (ieorgie,        iippel liters ;iiid r.iffk’.s. f;ti<irl(,’l)(»i’>
                                                                                                                                                                       wifl spin Ilis funky breaks from 9:30
    Welcomes Durham College &                                                     Get ready for another I lurricane
                                                                              Katrina charity sliow. This time it
                                                                                                                           Jeremiah Chiirlebois, also known at
                                                                                                                           Kid Funky J, .ind Fabian, wlio is           until 11, and that is only the begin-
                                                                              will lie for tlie animals that were left     hel|)ing riin (lie event.                   ning. It will he lield on Oct. 20. "It
  University of Ontario Students]]]                                           behind after Kalrina.
                                                                                 The World Society for tlie
                                                                                                                               ’1 lie doors will open at nine in
                                                                                                                           tlie evening and tlie cover will be
                                                                                                                                                                       is also lielping salute MardI Gras in
                                                                                                                                                                       Toronto," said Charlebois.
32 THE CHRONICLE                 October 25, 2005

                                                                                                        aZN^ENT NEWS

Family Guy DVD is a hit
 New                                     have cailwosat the beginning of tin-
                                         film. lint holil on. lust wlien it
                                         seems tlie movie has begun, it turns
                                         out they’re only walking clown the
                                                                                                                 dog, and Slewie die diabolical bahy
                                                                                                                 genius beni 011 world domination.
                                                                                                                     A lot of tlie comedy Is (lie kind
                                                                                                                 dial makes viewers scratch dieir
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kritney Spears is slill performing,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  though she is in a wheelchair
                                                                                                                                                                                                  because slie losi a leg to diabetes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  and weighs 100 pounds.
 movie is                                red carpet to sec a |iremit’r screen-
                                         ing of Stewle’s new movie.
                                         Everyone from Hvll Monkey lo
                                                                                                        and wonder where
                                                                                                                 Mcl-’arl.ine comes up with this stuff.
                                                                                                                 Oiir scene features Wacky Waving
                                                                                                                                                                                                     This kind of hilarity is wliat’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  kept the show on die air and lias die
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cast enlering die fourth season of
                                         Mayor West, Kool-AkI Man to                                             Inllaialile Arm Flailing Tube Man.                                               Family Guy. There was n brief hia-
 a glimpse                               Greased-up Deaf Guy come out lo
                                         support the Grifnn family.
                                                                                                                 Say tliat live times fast; well the
                                                                                                                 character said it 10 times fast in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  tus, however, after tlie third season
                                                                                                                                                                                                  dial lasted about tliree years. The
                                             Anyone wlio Is familiar with tlie                                   movie.                                                                           FOX Network yanked the popular
 into                                    show knows tliat most of llie
                                         liiiinoiir is offensive ami it’s difficult
                                         to niul the main plot of (lie story.
                                                                                                                     If (here was a main plol to this
                                                                                                                 movie, 1 suppose it would be that
                                                                                                                 Stewie is in search of a man lie
                                                                                                                                                                                                  carloon, reportedly because of poor
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ratings from frcuuent llnie slot
                                                                                                                                                                                                  clianges, hut brought (lie show back
 Stewie^                                 The movie Is no different. Its filled
                                         willi ethnic slurs and pushes sensi-
                                         tive topics like suicide and diabetes
                                                                                                                 believes is Ills biological father, lie
                                                                                                                 feels there is no way dial he could
                                                                                                                 he related to tliat dimwit 1’eter, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                  after realizing die ratings for die re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  runs were selling records.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  According to the’ officiat Family Guy
                                         in nn insfusitlve w;iy, hut dial’s                                      he sets out with his friend llrian (he                                           website, DVD sales were the fourth
 future                                  wliat makes it so funny.
                                             Too many people lake tlieir lives
                                                  seriously llicse days.
                                                                                                                 dog to Sail Francisco from Quahog,
                                                                                                                 K.I., to nnd him.
                                                                                                                     Stay witli me here, it’s about to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  largest of any television series. l-’OX
                                                                                                                                                                                                  had no choice bill to put die popu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  lar sliew hack on die ;ilr and it’s
                                         Hveryone’s so worried about being          VENGEANCE IS MINE!:          get confusing.                                                                   been thriving in Its fixed time slot at
By Stephanie Wall                        politically correct tlial no one’s say-    New Family Guy DVD,              Sicwif finds die man and they                                                i) p.m. following another popular
Chronicle Staff                          ing what tlicy really mean anymore.        Stewie Griffin: The          are transported in time. We get a                                                FOX ciirtoon,T’he SImpsons.
                                         They’re worried about wlio might           Untold Story, is offen-      glimpse ofwiiat the whole family is                                                 The movie is just sliy of an liour
   Any fans of the Int ;miin;itc(l tele- he offended.                               sive yet funny.              up to 35 years into llie future.                                                 and a half and is a must-see for any
vision show l’’iiniily Guy, will want       Selll MacFarlane definitely                                          I lore’s a hint, Stewle’s sister Meg is                                          Family diiy fan. It ran n little long, It
to check out Stewlc driffin: The doesn’t fall under tliat category. characters on die show including now his brother lion and Ills broth-                                                         was a little dragged out, but It still
Untold Story.                            He’s the creator, executive produc- Peter drifTm, tlie clueless father, er Chris’s wife is more of a niaii                                               delivers many laughs and Is worth
   All of the favourite cast members er and voice of many of llie popular Hrian, the talking, marlini-driiikiiig than he is. We also find out lhat                                                 tlie watch.

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                                                                                                                                       THE CHRONICLE                  October 25, 2005            33

L ords reign at Provincials
Team   off                                                                                                                                                   they had to come out and fight for
                                                                                                                                                             tills win because York wasn’t
                                                                                                                                                             going lo go down without a light.
                                                                                                                                                             In a lilt of a blockbuster bottom
to National                                                                                                                                                  lialfofllie Hftli inning, York had tlie
                                                                                                                                                             liases loaded witli none out. This
                                                                                                                                                             was tlie lime for Hobertson to
                                                                                                                                                             sliew tlie baseball gods what lie is
tourney                                                                                                                                                      truly made of.
                                                                                                                                                            After gelling a ground ball out
                                                                                                                                                        iiiid a pop-up, Kohertson l);it(led
with series                                                                                                                                             hack to gel me tliird out without
                                                                                                                                                        giving up a single run In (lie inning,
                                                                                                                                                            It was Hoberlson’s pilrliing per-

sweep of                                                                                                                                                formance dial moilvated (lie
                                                                                                                                                        I.ords hillrrs,
                                                                                                                                                            "ll was extremely linporlaiit
                                                                                                                                                        tlial Gord pitched tlie way lie did
rival York                                                                                                                                              because" York needed to win and
                                                                                                                                                        they were working liard to win, but
                                                                                                                                                        (iord was lights out and shut them

University                                     BIG GAME PLAYERS: (Left to right) Lords’ starting pitchers Gord Robertson and
                                               Patrick Topping picked up the wins while centre fielder Sean Graham was the
                                                                                                                                                        down," said Graliam. "I Ie pitched a
                                                                                                                                                        wicked game. 1 was extremely con-
                                                                                                                                                        lident in Ills ability as lie showed

Lions                                         team’s offensive spark plug at the plate in the series.                                                   all year that he could pitch and
                                                                                                                                                        totally dominate teams, and he did
                                                                                                                                                        against York."
                                          paid for it in tlie end," said Stein. making simple mental errors that two riins wliile stealing (wo liases       If (lie I.ords wanted to take two
                                              In the fiflli inning the Lords ended up proving rostly. Hut it was and liad a sliind-out game for tlic games from York in their home
By Christopher Park                       were up 3-1 and got some insur- a different case tills lime as (lie I.ords.                                   diamond they knew they liad to
Chronicle Staff                           ance runs on a wild pitcli by Stein. I.ords provided tlie defence (lie      doing into game two of tlie best continue to focus and make the
                                          Shortsto? Craig Meglll came In to team needed In critical situations. of three series, tlie I.ords liad a routine plays, because it they did-
                                          score on a wild pitch. On tlic same     "Any lead Is enough for me to chance to lock it up with starting n’t they knew it would come hack
   It was nothing less tlian a spec-      play, first basement John Thibault work on," said Topping. "It seems pitcher Gord llohcrtson on (lie to haunt them.
tacular cinling for the Durham            made it safely to tliird base on a the closer the game is, tlie better I mound. He liad pitclied extremely         "In gilinc 2 wr kept pl.iyiny
Lords men’s baseball team players         passed ball, but the catcher’s pitcli. Tlie defence for (his game well last weekend, nicking up a key solid defence find allowed our
and coaching staff as tlicy defeat-       throw was way off target and went was tight. 1 was pleased will) how win vs. Queen’s, allowing them to team lo .st;iy in tile game and not
ed llie York Lions 7-1 and 3-0 lo         into left field. That allowed well our team played defensively." move on to play against York.                trail at any time," said I.ords sec-
win      the       CIBA         Ontario   Tliibault to come in for tlie easy      Topping went seven strong           The Lords expected a quality ond basement Dennis Wood. "It
Championship Series on Oct. 15.           run, putting tlie Lords up 5-1. This innings, giving up only one run outing out of Hobertson, wlio liad wasn’t easy playing tiglit baseball
With the two victories, (lie Lords        was enough for the I.ords to build and scattering seven lilts. He denionslratcd that he has what it but that’s wliat good teams do, and
lieaded oin east to represent llieir      on. Hut with a four-mil lead, noth- struck out seven and picked up Ills takes to take tlie I.ords deep into a we solved their pitcliing but they
province in tlie National                 ing was for sure yet. There liad tliird victory against York this sea- ball game and give them a chance couldn’t solve ours, so dial’s wliat
Championships against (lie best           been times during the year when son.                                     to win ever)’ (iinc he takes llie wins ball games."
teams from colleges and universi-         (lie I.ords were prone to letting       Lords centre fielder and crafty mound.                                    The game was scoreless going
ties across Canada.                       teams hack in tlic ball game by nine-hitter Scan Graham scored              In game two, tlie I.ords knew into tlic fifth inning until Graliam
    It was do or die as (tic team                                                                                                                       drew a walk, made his way to tliird
went licad to head witli tlieir divi-                                                                                                                   base, (lien eventually scored on a
sion rivals, tlic York Lions, in a                                                                                                                      wild pitcli, giving tlic Lords a 1-0
best-of-tlirce series to determine                                                                                                                           lead.
tlie Ontario champions.                                                                                                                                          In tlie bottom half of the sev-
    Game I starter for (lie Lords,                                                                                                                           enth inning, Robertson took. (lie
Pat Topping, who was already 2-0                                                                                                                             mound looking to do something
vs. York tills season, was confident                                                                                                                         pretty special for tlie team. Witli
that he could get the job done                                                                                                                               two out, no one on base, and two
again in this vjt.’iliiiatcli-iip.                                                                                                                           strikes on the hitter, Hobertson
    "Going into any game witli P;it                                                                                                                          loaded up for wliat would he the
Topping on the Hill, no matter                                                                                                                               final pitch of tlie game and a mem-
whether it’s regular season or play-                                                                                                                         orable one for ibis Durham I.ords
offs, you know lie’s going to pitch                                                                                                                          baseball team. Tlie plirase "strike
effectively and give (lie team a                                                                                                                             three", recited by the umpire
chance to prevail," said pitcher                                                                                                                             resulted in a home plate flurry of
Gord Robcrtson. "He lias great                                                                                                                               I.ords players jumping for joy in
mechanics, pitches, and velocity,                                                                                                                            llieir celebration of victory.
which make lilm the quality hurler                                                                                                                               For this team it is nowhere near
he is, I liave never doubted his                                                                                                                             tlie end. Ontario Champions, Yes.
ability to pitcli in biggamcs." ,                                                                                                                            Satisifled? No.
     "I was really fired up for tlie                                                                                                                             It is only (lie beginning as tlie
games. I really wanted to win and 1                                                                                                                          journey begins to Sydney, Nova
could tell tlie rest of the team real-                                                                                                                       Scotia wlicre (lie Lords represent-
ly wanted tliese games too," said                                                                                                                            ed Ontario at (lie National
Topping.                                                                                                                                                     Championships during the week-
    Lions starting pitcher Mike                                                                                                                              end of Oct. 22.
Stein gave York a chance to win by                                                                                                                               Going to Nova Scotia ranked
giving up only a few liits, but errors                                                                                                                       No. 4 in tile nation, this I.ords team
seemed to come back to haunt tills                                                                                                                           felt they liad as good of a chance as
York team.                                                                                                                                                   anyone in tlie tournament and if
    "1 was focused on tlie first                                                                                                                             they play tlic type of ball tlicy are
inning, posting no runs on (lie
board to start (lie game off," said
                                                                                                                                                             capable of then they      Jus!   miglit
                                                                                                                                                             bring home tlic title they all arc
Stein. "1 knew prior to (lie start that                                                                                                                      dreaming of.
I liad success vs. Durham and that                                                                                                                               "The goal in Nova Scotia is to
I needed a good first inning to be                                                                                                                           keep our momentum going and
successful again,"                                                                                                                                           play like we have the past four
   If you were to look up the box                                                                                                  Photo by Adam Prudhomme   games," said Wood. "If we play like
score you would notice tliat errors                                                                                                                          we have there is no team tliat can
started to catch up witli York.              FOCUSED FIREBALLER: Gordon Robertson was throwing smoke in the series                                           beat us."
   "We inadc more tcani mistakes,            against the York Lions. He picked up the complete game victory in the clinch-
errors ended up costing us and we            ing game on Oct. 15.
 34 THE CHRONICLE                    October 25. 2005

 Zero tolerance allowed for hazing
 at Durham College and UO IT
 We don t                                 lier.s of stiiff. (here have hreii 110
                                          reports of lia/ing ill DC/UOIT.
                                              "We don’t want to he tlie nexl
                                                                                   understand their rii;hls and respon-
                                                                                       Other measures are taken at
                                                                                                                                 comes from llie University of
                                                                                                                                     In past orientations engineering
                                                                                                                                                                              As society changes so do llie
                                                                                                                                                                          rules, and so does what’s accept-
                                                                                                                                                                          able. The thoughts of Gary 1’ltcher,
                                           McGill: said DC/UOIT Director of        DC/UOIT wlien considering llie                .studeins were told In go through a      director of Student Ilights and
 want to be                                Athletics Ken llabcock in regards to
                                           a recent ha’/.ing incident at McGill
                                                                                   issue of hazing and some of it Is
                                                                                   placed on trust.
                                                                                                                                 mud pit partially covered willi rope,
                                                                                                                                 forcing students to crawl and llius
                                                                                                                                                                          lU’sponsibllities at DC/UOIT, mir-
                                                                                                                                                                          ror this.
                                           University in Montreal. "We want            "We trust our coaching staff,             become covered In mud.                       "1 think society lias changed. 1
 the next                                  to do preventative tilings."
                                               Starling witli llic DC/UOIT
                                           Varsity Student-Athlete Manual,
                                                                                   which we litre professionals, we
                                                                                   trust the .sindoiil athletes that we
                                                                                   think are the best In the busi-
                                                                                                                                     Given the choice, (10 per cent of
                                                                                                                                 students decided to participate,
                                                                                                                                 leaving tlie oilier 20 per cent witli
                                                                                                                                                                          don’t sec as niiicli segregation with-
                                                                                                                                                                          in (lie campus, I don t get a sense of
                                                                                                                                                                          tliat," said Pitcher. ’One, we’re not

 McGill/                                   under llie heading HAZING AND
                                           HOOKIH INITIATIONS - /I’.RO
                                          TOUillANCR! it reads: "1 lazing Is a
                                           hroad term cncoinpassing any
                                                                                   ness...and so I think lliilt coiilliiii-il-
                                                                                   ly becomes (lie atmosphere that
                                                                                   hopefully will prevent us from ever
                                                                                                                                 clean shirts at llie end of tlie diiy.
                                                                                                                                 The exercise should rest there but it
                                                                                                                                 doesn’t, and (herein lies (lie prob-
                                                                                                                                                                          big enough yet, and two. 1 don’t
                                                                                                                                                                          know if our students come lierc
                                                                                                                                                                          witli the idea (of liaxing)."
                                                                                   having an Incident," said Babcock.            lem - tlie 20 per cent are teased,           I’ilclier also said (lie newness ol
 says                                      action or activity which does not
                                          coiilrllnilc lo llir positive develop-
                                           ment of a person, which inflicts or
                                                                                       And it’s the y.ero tolerance policy
                                                                                   tliat in;)ke.s the most Impact In
                                                                                   today’s scliools. Without it tliere are
                                                                                                                                 mocked, or ridiculed because tl.ieir
                                                                                                                                 sliirts remain clean. In reality some
                                                                                                                                 people could see tills as a kirni of
                                                                                                                                                                          llie scliool lias affected DC/UOIT In
                                                                                                                                                                          a positive inaiiner.
                                                                                                                                                                             "As a new scliool (UOIT’) we’re
 DC/UOIT                                   intends to cause physical or mental
                                           liann or anxieties, which may
                                          demean, degrade, or disgrace any
                                                                                   too many gray for lia/ing to
                                                                                   continue its ugly and disrespectful
                                                                                   trend. No one echoes tills more
                                                                                                                                 inent;il abuse iind (hat .sliidnil.s
                                                                                                                                 wouldn’t realize the effects tlieir
                                                                                                                                                                          lucky to come in on a positive note
                                                                                                                                                                          and tliat it (hazing) won’t lie tolerat-
                                                                                                                                 words have on oilier people.             ed," said Pitcher. Vw tlie past three

 athletic                                 person regardless of location. Intent
                                          or consent of participants." And It’s
                                          ( lype.s of .icth’ilies DC/UOIT
                                                                                   effectively than Tara Blackburn,
                                                                                   director of Student Development at
                                                                                                                                     Blackburn also illustrates tliat
                                                                                                                                 Waterloo’s example of crawling
                                                                                                                                 through mud pits doesn’t create
                                                                                                                                                                          years.    DC/UOIT’       have
                                                                                                                                                                          ’Welcome Week’ to greet sludeiits,
                                                                                                                                                                          which places more emphasis on

                                          are hoping (o avoid.                        "There’s a philosophy behind it,"          teain-nullding skills and It certainly   faculty and school spirit.
 director                                     At DC/UOIT lia/Ing Is an obvi-
                                          ous no-no and tlie y.ero tolerance
                                                                                   said liliicUiiirii. "If I bff.’ifc you
                                                                                   down tlien I build yon back up llie
                                                                                                                                 doesn’t iiiiike (lie students who opt
                                                                                                                                 for clean sliirts feel welcome, what-
                                                                                                                                                                              Although llie recent hazing Inci-
                                                                                                                                                                          dent In Montreal brought tlie topic
By Matty James                            policy is explained early and in full    way I you to be. That’s nega-           ever llieir reason.                      to light, Blackburn and Pitclier hotli
Chronicle Staff
                                          detail to tlie new recruits wlio pour tive because to break somebody                       Since then, U of W changed its       said there lias been no evidence of
                                      .   Into tlie scliools every year.        down you liave to do a lot of terrible           orientation program witli (lie help      hazing at DC/UOn’.
                                             "We   wiltit to   be ahead of the
                                                                           tilings to tliciTi."                                  of students, and tliougli they may          However, tlicy understand It’s
    The issue of hazing lias again                                             Blackburn also explained by
                                          curve, so our Initiation/ha’/Ing poli-                                                 not know it, students can have more      not a perfect world and encourage
iTi’.fde headlines across Canada,         cy is very clear - there is XF.RO TOL-
                                                                           example wliy the zero tolerance                       of an impact on tlie hazing Issue        students to come forward if (hey
forcing the Issue to resurface.           liRANCH,’’ said llabcock. In addi-
                                                                           policy is llic best way to cut down                   because tlicy have (lie power to         feel they’ve been hazed or if tlicy
However, according to three inein-        tion,   students should know and (lie ha/.ing issue, and tliat example                 make change.                             know of someone who has.
                                                                                                                                                              THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005            35

                                                                                  S PORTS NEWS
 S aints dethrone L ords in finals
By Matthew Collison
Chronicle Staff

    All great tilings nuist conic to .111
1’iul. Nowhere’ tills adage more
appropriate for Durham Lords
WOllWIl’S f;lSll);lll teaill 111 Hamilton
tills weekend ;it the OCAA champi-
    The ladies iiml their 5;i-gamr
win    streak rolled into Iliiniillon
willi nold on tlu’lr minds, ;ind in the
nrst game looked like they might
realixe it.
    With rookie NIrole Seguin on
(lie liill (lie Lords foniul themselves
In » two-run hole In (he hollnm or
the first Inning .iK.iinsi (lie
Conestoga Panthers. The Lords’

bats came alive In llie hollom of the
Inning as they scored a nin of their
own to cm the lead in lialf. Then in
the 1)01101)1 of the second catcher
Vancssa Chahorek got it started                                                                              Pliolo by Matthew Collison                                                                 Photo by Matthew Collison
and (lie ladles scored four nins on
live lilts to lake llie wind out oftlie        GIVING IT HER ALL: Rookie hurler Nicole Seguin                                                 BAILIN’ OUT THE DUGOUT: One member of the
Panthers’ sails. On top of tliat,              burns one in from the mound on Friday. She allowed                                             improvised grounds crew tries here to use a shovel
Scguiii settled down nicely, giving            only four runs in a 8-4 Lords win.                                                             to get rid of a large puddle by the players bench.
up no riins on only four hits
through (lie next live Innings.             die Saints took an early lead against              ’I lie Saints, however, were on a          game, liul none felt as though they         credit to bis charges. "We’re so
    The Lords added two more runs           Lords’ ace Kristen Pandoffand just             determined mission.            Pandoff         liad failed.                                proud of tills team," lie said after the
In the fourth Inning and a single in        kept on coming. Pandoff was                    returned to the lilll and started                  "We tried our liardesi and dial’s       game. "’1 hey fought, they battled; it
(lie sixth for an H-2 lead. In (lie sev-    t-fpliiccd by Corrlne McDonald, Inn            strong, despite giving up a run in             all tliat really niiittcrs," said sliorl-   just wasn’t meant to be today."
enili Seguin liad some trouble. Slie        tliat did little to quell tlic offensive       llie nrst, and lield them to jusl two          stop Kelly. "There isn’t niiicli more           lie also credited die Saints for
gave up a run and had the liases            assault of the Saints.                         runs over (lie nrst four innings.                                                          llieir performance. "Their liils just
loaded widi nobody out, but was                 At (lie same time (lie l.ords                  The l.ords’ bats. liowever, stayed                                                     seemed to find (lie lioles today, and
balled out on a great play by short-
stop Kristy Kelly as slie snagged a
                                            could get nothing going at the plate.
                                            Swings looked stiff and feet weren’t
                                                                                           cold against pitclier of tlie year
                                                                                           Laiiren Smith. Pitching willi conn-
                                                                                                                                           i We’re so proud of                        there’s nothing you can really do
                                                                                                                                                                                      about tliat," lie said. "We lilt liard,
liard liner and then alertly tlirew to      swift and die only balls hit liard             deuce and incredible defence                    this team. They                             but none of them found any lioles,
third base for a double play.               seemed to always be sliot riglit at a          behind her, slit; held ihe l.ords               fought, they bat-                           and llieir shortstop was unbeliev-
    The Panthers scored again but           defender. With die wind and the                scoreless over tlie first tliree innings                                                    able oul tliL’re."
the Lords lield on for an 8-4 victory.      rain worsening the game was called             before surrendering a run in (lie               tled; it just wasn’t                           It was tlie first Durbani loss in 56
    "We didn’t play one of our better       in (lie middle of the fourth inning            fourth.                                         meant to be today.                         consecutive games of conference
games," said coach Jim Neniisli             witli the Lords down 11-2. The                     In the fifth inning the Saints                                                         play. Nemish wasn’t (lirillcd to sec
                                                                                           finally- cracked Pandoff, scoring
afterwards. "But you don’t get
points for neatness and we were
able to get (lie victory,"
                                            players waited around for several
                                            hours after the game but It was
                                            eventually postponed until Sunday.
                                                                                           tliree runs on rive hits and chasing
                                                                                           her from the game. She was
                                                                                                                                                                             7        die streak meet its end,
                                                                                                                                                                                          "Am I bitter? Ycali, 1 don’t like to
                                                                                                                                                                                      lose," he said witli a grin. "We didn’t
    On day two it seemed as though              Prior to the game on Sunday it             replaced by Seguin, who gave up                                     Jim Nemish             accomplish our goaf and dial’s dis-
the baseball gods wanted the day            was decided, much to (lie Saints’              two more runs in (lie sixth but lield                                                      appointing but we’ll get over it.
off. A cold wind and fairly liard rain      cliagrin, tliat the game had to be             them scoreless in the seventh. All             we can do’than tliat."                      We’ll just have to come back next
were causing liavoc for the players.        restarted. The field was an absolute           the while the Lords )usl could not                Rookie first baseman Shcena              year and try to be better." Saints’
The Lords were set to play the St.          mess tliat an impromptu grounds                get any sort of rally going against            Viner was a little more upbeat              bead coacli Bill Smith was a jubi-
Clair Saints but prior to the game          crew liad to work on for over an               Smith. She held them to seven liits            about tlie situation. "Nobody gave          lant man after tlie game. "Pretty
came word that, due to (lie wcatlicr,       hour witli about 75 kg of kitty litter         over seven innings and the Saints              up, everybody battled, we left every-       elated," he answered as to how he
this may end up being the champi-           to soak up the water collected                 won 7-2 to win the gold.                       thing out tlicrc on the field," she         felt. "Really happy to win this.
onship game.                                around the bases, die plate and the            .   A sombre group of Lords accept-            said. "Wliat more can you ask for?"         Durham is always a tough team to
   The two teams got started and            mound.                                         ed their silver medals after the                  Nemish was also quick to give            play."

Nemish finally gets his due at banquet
                                                                                           By Matthew Collison
                                                                                           Chronicle Staff                                helped."                                winning tlic award.
                                                                                                                                             St. Clair Saints’ rookie pitcher         "Jim deserves this award; lie
                                                                                                                                          Lauren Smith was recognized for         gives so much of bis time and is so
                                                                                              Tlie OCAA women’s fastball                  her strong play. Slic won rookie of     patient with all of us," said outfield-
                                                                                           regular season awards were given               die year honours as well as pitclier    cr Carolyn Kelly. "And of course
                                                                                           out on Oct. 21 at the Sheraton                 of (lie year. In ciglit appearances     his record speaks for itself."
                                                                                           Hotel in Hamilton Ont. and the                 on (lie mound this year Smith fin-          Wlien asked wliat slie thought
                                                                                           Durham Lords picked up tlicir fair             ished witli a 4-2 record, with 25 ofNcmish’s award, assistanitoacb
                                                                                           sliare of the hardware.                        strikeouts in 41 innings, and sport- Rosemary Theriault liad one
                                                                                               Sliortstop Kristy Kelly and cen-           ed a 1.19 ERA.                          word,: "Finally,’’ slie said, smiling.
                                                                                           tre fielder Katliy Glen were select-              ’flic player of the year award "It’s amazing when you think that
                                                                                           ed as league all-stars, Glen was the           was also taken by a player from the he has been coaching in (Ills
                                                                                           easy choice, bitting a whopping 12             Saints.      Catcher          Lindsay league for 10 years and lias won a
                                                                                           home runs during (lie season.                  Vcrkoeycn won tlie honour. Slic medal every year but one."
                                                                                               "1 was a little surprised because          batted .390, scored live runs and Ncmisli also lias not lost a game in
                                                                                           tlierc are only two selections from            drove in nine in 41 at bats this year. (lie last 56, witli a win earlier in (lie
                                                                                           each team," said Glen. "And I think            Slic was very surprised to be day against tlie Conestoga
                                                                                           everyone on this team is an all-               named,                                  Pantliers.
                                                                                           star."                                            "There arc so many great play-           Neiiiish, despite his long wait,
                                                                                               Kelly also took home tlie league           ers in this league, I really didn’t was quick to pass on tlie accolades
                                                                                           batting title. In 10 games die veter-          even think 1 was in contention," to Ills stalf. "It’s nice to finally get
                                                                                           an hit for a ,467 avg. witli 14 hits, 12       slie said.                              sonic recognition for all of (lie
                                                                                           runs scored and 10 llBIs in 30 trips              Tlie biggest surprise was l.ords’ hard work of all our coaches," lie
                                                                                           to tlie plate.                                 coacli )im Neiiiish being named said, "1 sliare it with them because
                                                                                               "I was happy willi tlie yeur 1             coach of the year for leading his we work together; we’re a team,"
                                                               Photo by Matthew Collison," said Keily afterwards. "1 Just         team to a perfect season this year          His record for wins by a coacli
   RECOGNITION: Women’s fastball coach Jim Nemish                                          tried to stay focused and hit tlie             despite losing some key veterans is now up to 264. Nobody else is
   between all-star Kathy Glen (left) and batting champi-                                  ball liard, and having all my team-            from last year, Tlie only reason for even close to him on that list, yet
   on Kristy Kelly. Nemish won coach of the year Hon-                                      mates cheering me on always                    surprise is tliat it is Ills first time tills was Ills first coaching award.
   ours, as his team had a 12-0 regular season.
 36 THE CHROWCLE                      October 25, 2005

  DC hosts OCCA touch football championship
 By Christopher Park
 Chronicle Staff                                                                                                                                                                 top defensive plays and key deci-
                                                                                                                                                                                 sions made by l.ords defenders,
                                                                                                                                                                                 their defence kept them In the
     Snap tind (Ire Is what (lie men’s                                                                                                                                           games and gave them a cliancc to
 touch football team was hoping to                                                                                                                                               win every time they went on to the
 do as they stepped on (lie Held to                                                                                                                                              field.
 represent the green, white find gold                                                                                                                                                "It would have been nice for tlie
 as liosts of the OCAA men’s lonch                                                                                                                                               offence to have been on tlie same
 roolball championships.                                                                                                                                                         page and have some players step it
     The Durham Lords touch foot-                                                                                                                                                up to llie next level," said I.iisted.
 hall team played liost.lo tlie OCAA                                                                                                                                             "I lie defence played exceptional, as
 (oucli football championships on                                                                                                                                                vou are not going to win niany foot-
 (lie Oct. 15 weekend at Civic st.uli-                                                                                                                                           ball games if you can’t score pollils.
 nm. Teams taking part in tlie event                                                                                                                                             Overall, I thought the gentlemen
 were Mohawk College (Hamilton),                                                                                                                                                 played really liard and represented
 Nliigara College (Welland) and Sl.                                                                                                                                              DiiiliamCollrgewell."
 Lawrence llrockville, Kingston ;iiul                                                                                                                                                 1-Aeii though tlie l.ords may have
 Cornwall.                                                                                                                                                                       liad some dilUcully tills weekend,
      Although the l.ords posted ;i                                                                                                                                              lli.ii doesn’t mean that you won’t
 winless record at (lie chainpi                                                                                                                                                  src thrni out there ever)’ year and
 onsliips it is hard lo blanif this                                                                                                                                              competing again next year.
  S(|iiad. Thirteen of tlie fifteen plny-                                                                                                                                          With (Ills school growing as
  ers were seeing OCAA touch fool-                                                                                                                                               much as It is, (lie chances for this
  hall for only llie second lime al                                                                                                                                              team to improve are definitely like-
  Durham.                                                                                                                                      Photo by Christopher Park         ly-
      Durham liead coach Cory                 A HARD-FOUGHT BATTLE:                Though they posted a winless record at the champi-                                                The bron’/e medal game, wliicli
  Lusted felt tliat Ills defence was tlie     onships, look for Lords to          come back next year an even stronger team.                                                     featured (lie Niagara Knights and
 biggest concern and something                                                                                                                                                   tlie St. Lawrence (Cornwall) team,
 that they needed to execute well In                                                                                                                                             was a blowout as the Knights
 order to put up a light against oilier play away from winning our first           weakness but It turned out to be the    letes, especially tlieir quarterback,                 offence was llghls-out, posting a 35-
 competing teams,                         game on day two," said I.usled.          opposlle," said Lusted. "Tlie biggest   wlio also liad previous experience                    3 victory.
     Going hcad-to-head agalnsi a            I’A’en though tlie l.ords went 0-5    strength was llic heart and charac-     at tlie championships, and tlieir                         The final game featured two of
 fairly strong St. Lawrence throughout tlie entire weekend                         ter of our defence, while our offence   coaching was exceptional," said                       (lie most anticipated teams in (lie
 (Kingston) squad the Lords were coach (.listed was pleased witli (lie             just never got on (lie same page        Lusted.                                               entire tournament.
.prepared for a battle.                   team’s defensive and offensive           throughout the weekend."                   Posting only 19 points in five                         The Mohawk Mountaineers
     The l.ords ended up losing llic efforts against a Niagara Kniglns                 Not undermining the skill of die    games was something (he l.ords                        played the St. Lawrence Vikings
 game 27-0 anil failing to register a team dial was looked at as one of            l.ords team. Lusted noticed that the    definitely feel like they could                       (Kingston) and in a very liglit back-
 point on tlie board.                     the top contenders for the champi-       St. Lawrence team (Kingston) was        improve on.                                           and-fonh match, tlie Vikings won
     "We liad a tough offensive and onship.                                        (lie team to be reckoned willi and         They liad opportiinitics but                       32-29 and were crowned       gold
 defensive first day, but tlie guys          "I thought (lie offence was our       one tliat could not be taken lightly.   failed to capitali/.c at some vital                   medal winners and OCAA touch
 rebounded nicely and we were one strength iind the defence was our                  "They had soinc very good ath-        points of die game. Thanks to some                    football champions.
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                                                                                                                                            THE CHRONICLE                 October 25, 2005            37

 L ords fini s h p erfect s e as o n
  Bats loud,                              bit of luck.
                                              Karen McVVIIIIams got things
                                          going with a leadoff single and was
                                                                                                                         fourlli shutout victory of (lie season.
                                                                                                                            dame 2.
                                                                                                                                                                    ular season while die l.ords sent
                                                                                                                                                                    their ace Krislcn Pandoffto (lie hill.
                                                                                                                                            ’I lie Qmadore 1’antliers came to
                                                                                                                                                                        Any lliouglits of llie ladies not
                                          promptly moved to second on a
  pitchers                                text-book sacrifice bunt by Julianne
                                          Tullock. Krisly Kelly lilt a solid sin-
                                          gle up the middle to put runners on
                                                                                                                                        Durham I-’ield hoping to put a dent
                                                                                                                                                                    finishing witli llieir second consec-
                                                                                                                                        in the defending champs’ perfect
                                                                                                                                                                    utive perfect record were quickly
                                                                                                                                        record and sent starter Leigh Anne
                                                                                                                                                                    put to rest as tlie l.ords scored early
                                                                                                                                        Taylor to (lie hill for (lie task.
                                                                                                                                                                    and often, Two nins’in each of tlie
  dominant,                               (lie corners for Slieena Viner. VIner
                                          drove In a run with n fielder’s
                                          choice, and Kelly scored on an
                                                                                                                                            They struck early witli a nni off
                                                                                                                                                                    first two innings gave I’andoff a
                                                                                                                                        Lords pitcher Nicole Scguin to put
                                                                                                                                                                    comfort cushion to work with as
                                                                                                                                        tlie liome side in a liole in (lie top of
                                                                                                                                                                    she simt down (lie Panthers
                                          errant llirow to first on a ground ball                                                       (lie first. Taylor held llie Lords
  team win                                by catcher Vanessa C.baborek.
                                              McDonald continued to hold off
                                                                                                                                        down in llie bottom of die nrst but
                                                                                                                                                                        Tlie lials kept working for tlie
                                                                                                                                        gave up two runs In (he second and
                                                                                                                                                                   l.ords the rest of llie game .is (hey
                                          (lie Sling In (lie to)) of the fourlli                                                        tliree in (lie lliird.
  streak hits                             willi (lie lielp of some solid defence
                                          and aided her own cause in llie hol-
                                          lom of llie Inning. After outfielder
                                                                                                                                                                   continued to push the game out of
                                                                                                                                            Seguin settled down nicely nnd
                                                                                                                                                                   reach witli four rinis In tlie lliird,
                                                                                                                                        kept (lie I’anlliers off llie board for
                                                                                                                                                                   seven In llie fonrtli and five to finish
                                                                                                                                        frames two, lliree and four before
                                                                                                                                                                   tilings off in die fifth, wlien tlie game
  55 games                                Jennifer Drdrace led off llie inning
                                          with a double and advanced to third
                                          on a wild pilch by 0/og, McDonald
                                                                                                                                        giving iij) another single run in llie
                                                                                                                                                                   was called on tlie league mercy rule.
                                                                                                                                        fifth. She finislied witli a seven-
                                                                                                                                                                       Slieena Viner again led tlie way,
                                                                                                                                                                   going two for live will) an incredlhfe
                                                                                                                                        innliig gem, giving up eight liils for
                                          drove her home, smashing a single                                                             two riins willi a walk anil live Ks.
                                                                                                                                                                   six KHIs and a run scored, and
By Matthew Collison                       up llie middle to make It a 3-0 score                Photo ptoviui’d by Athletic Dep>)rlnient     Tlie glaring difference in die
                                                                                                                                                                   Karen McWilliams was at llie heart
Chronicle Staff                           lint die ladies were far from fin-                                                            game was llie defence. Taylor was
                                                                                                                                                                   of mosi of the rallies, going three for
                                          ished. McWilliams and Kelly each                Sheena Viner led team                         lianded till- loss hut was only tagged
                                                                                                                                                                   five witli four HHIs and three runs
                                          goi tlieir second liits of (lie game,           at the plate with six                         with five earned runs on lOhilsand
    Game I.                               witli a single each, to load llie liases        hits for nine RBIs                            four walks in die 10-2 loss.    Pandoff was strong as ever on
    What started as a tight game          willi two out. Viner stepped to tlie                                                              At (lie plate, Katliy (ilen was
                                                                                                                                                                   die mound, giving tlie Panlliers lit-
became an easy win for (lie lady          plate, cranked a deep drive to lefl        Ilit in retiring die side. Slie finished back in form, going two for fourwiliitle hope for a rally by never giving
Lords fastball team as they pulled        centre field and ended up at second        witli a complete game sliulout, giv- an Illli and two runs scored oul of      up more than one lilt in an inning.
Dill a 7-0 win over die Seneca Sting      witli a bases clearing double, and a       ing up only six lilts and one walk, (lie leadoff spot. Slieena Viner also     She allowed only three liils, two to
on Oct. 13 at Durham Field.               (>-() score.                               and striking out four.                         . kept up lierliot streak witli llie slick,
                                                                                                                                                                   leiidoff hatter Stephanie Bourassa,
    Lords’ starting pitcher Corinne            McDonald continued lier excel-            At tlie plate (lie Lords wci" led going two for four witli two runs       to go witli two walks and three
McDonald squared off willi Sling          lence witli a three-up, tlircc-down        by Viner but also liad solid contri- scored.                                  strikeouts in five innings of work.
ace Stephanie Oxog, and forllie first     fifth, and another Sting throwing          butions from McWilliams and                            Game 3                     The team finished die regular
(wo Innings each held hitters In          error scored (lie seventh Lords niii       Kelly, who combined for five lilts                     The Panthers were back early
                                                                                                                                                                   season 12-0 In conference play and
check. In the bottom of the lliird tlie   in die sixtli. McDonald was sent out       and five runs scored in eight" at bats. ihe next day for a rematch and sent    19-1 overall, willi llieir only defeat
Lords broke tlirougli with two runs       for (lie top of tlie seventh and           It was the team’s 53rd consecutive Taylor back out to start on the coming at a tournament in
on a small ball approach and a little     despite fatigue gave up only a single      win in conference play and llieir mound for the final game of tlie reg- Rochester before the season be^an.
38: THE CHRONICLE                    October 25, 2005

 L ady lords re ady to ho op
   By Jeff Kiteley
   Chronicle Staff                         which will create lots of scoring        around near (lie end of the g;ime      game.                                   Amy Held, Carly McGhle and
                                           ;iii(l exciting basketball."             iind go from losing by 12 points to       Andrews said the I.ords will         Nnkita Matthews arc just a few of
                                                The girls have already bealen       winning the game by 12 points.         treat tlie game against Niagara like    the rookies ttial could have break-
      Tin- anticipation li;is grown to a   Niagara College during the                  Andrews explained that the          a conference game iind all veter-       out years tlii.s season.
   powerful high as the Durham             Georgian College Invitational            chemistry iind coiiiiiiiiiilriilioii   ans will iruikc tlie start, l.ook for      The I.ords finished tlie pre-seii-
   Lords’ women are .set lo begin          Tournament, wliere (lie I.ords           need some improvement bin lliat        proven all-stars Samiintba              son with a 5-1 record and their
   another exciting basketball sea-        placed third. Andrews said it was        will come as the girls continue (o     McConnell         and       Lyndsey     only loss came againsi a Quebec
   son. The Lords played their last        (lie I.ords’ worst game of tlie pre-     play this season and get a feel for    McPlilllips lo come 0111 shining.       team, which means Durham was
   official pre-seiisoii game against      se.ison though, ;»nd they have n         one .’mother.                             "We have a talented team with        undefeated In Ontario during pre-
   Slieriilan College ami were set lo      few tilings to work on.                     The I.ords will look to improve     lots of depth (Ills year." said         scason play.
   start the season on Ocl. 25 against          "We basically did nothing for :(0   on defence as well as performing       Andrews. "Tills is (lie best Kilcnt        "Our minimum goal Is to at
   Niagara College.                        minutes," Andrews s;ild. "The’           belter under pressure, The             I’ve seen In my seven years bore."      least medal ill (lie OCAA," said
      "VVe have .1 quick team this         team were. fragmented and                defence has already played well,          Andrews is happy witli Ills ros-     Andrews enthusiastically.
   year," said Coach Cralg Andrews,        weren’t talking."                        though, creating an Incredible         ter this year and says they have           "Our top go;il, (liough, is to fin-
   "We will play high tempo sanies,           The I.ords managed to      turn It    average of almost 10 blocks per        potcntiaf for sevenil more all-stars.   ish first in all of Ontario."

Men s baseball team comes up bi
By Adam Prudhomme
Chronicle StaH___________              turned to a couple of new guys to
                                                                      eight or more niiis in six of their                  ashamed about by {iny stretch.           award, along with a few Lords wlio
                                       ledd the way. Murk Nolan set tlie
                                                                      games. Ilookic calchcr Jeff Crouse                       IcfT RIdgcway Was anotlier           could make strong cases to win (lie
   Tlie Durham Lords baseball tone for Ills season early by winning   was their biggest bat, slugging his                  standoiit pitcher, finishing the sea-    MVP (most valuable player) award.
team opened up the 2005 season his flrst game with a two-hit shutout  way to a .459 batting average with                   son at 1-1 with a complete game              Lords coach Sam Drmpstcr at
with one thing on their mind: over (lie Huskies on Sept. 12. Me fin-  one long ball and 12 HBls. The bat-                  victory over tlie Gaels,.                the beginning of the year said tliat
revenge. Revenge for (licir heart- ished his rookie season with a     ting average and RBlswere good for                      Wlien It was all said and done        tills was (lie best group of guys lie’s
breaking loss to the Queen’s record of 2-1.                           top spots in the C1BA division. He                   the I.ords liad an extremely suc-        managed in a while. Tills being his ,
Golden Gaels last year in (lie finals.   Gord Robertson had an out-   also came in second for home runs.                   cessful seuson. Come April mere          14th year as tlie Lords’ bench DOSS     ,

They finished lip the year at an standing year at the plate and on    For a wlille it looked like Crousc                   will be more tlian a couple of them      he has seen a lot of players come.,
impressive 9-7, earning third place (lie mound, earning himself the title
                                                                      would finish at.500 or better, mean-                 back at (lie year-end awards cere-       and go/This edition of the Lords
in their division.              of ace of the staff,                  ing lie would have gotten a hit more                 mony for the school. Nolan and           baseball team is looking to make .
    Looking to improve on last      Offensively the Lords were a col- frequently than he made an out. 1 Us                 Crouse liavc great chances of tak-       tills (lie best year ill Durham’s his-
year’s 10-10 season, the I.ords lective threat at (lie plate, scoring final average of.-159 Is-nothing to be               ing home die Ilookic of tlie Year        tory for a men’s baseball team.
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