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BY OLIVER FERNANDEZ
The provincial government is offering an Invitation to Ontario colleges that
Durham president Gary
Polonsky Is quite willing to
The invitation comes in
the form of new legislation,
which if passed by the government, could pave the
path for a university at
The Ministry of Training,
Colleges and Universities
Statute Amendment Act,
2000, presented on Oct. 19
to the Ontario Legislature
by Colleges and Universities
Cunningham, changes the
Colleges and Universities
Currently, private univer-
sities are not permitted to
operate in Ontario, but the
passing of the new legislation will put an end to that
The act also allows for
the creation of the Quality
Assessment Board. The
board will have the ability
to grant applied degrees,
approve private universities,
and recommend new publicly funded universities.
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BY AMANDA PEREIRA
If the Liberal party is re-elected this November, college
and university students could be seeing double when they
get their tax returns.
Effective Jan. 1, 2001, full-time post-secondary students
would be able to claim up to $400 per month for a tax
credit, on books, rent and any other supplies associated
with school; part-time students could claim up to $120.
Students in certified trade schools and training programs
are also eligible for this credit, which is double the amount
that can be claimed now. The amount returned to the student is 16 per cent of their total expenses.
: Finance minister Paul Martin announced this portion of
a four-part economic and fiscal plan on Wednesday, Oct.
18, stating that the federal government plans to provide
around $1 billion to one million students over the next
five years. This cost to the government will come directly
from the federal treasury.
Photo by Bathool-All Rtevl
HOW CUTE: Brittney from the Toddler Group at the Durham College Early
Learning Centre wistfully dreams about costumes and candy.
See Students on page 9
:^BY;CtHRfSi^!EK?l^^;;i ^Durham^ record
with, the bility committee found three
student-athletes to be profes-
.^forfeits ls^7-0.’ ; ^..^ ’..’..
the^gr^t^seascuv^a^^ ^Y/heri- the; committee deterLords melt’s iscfcc^AeaiT^ had mined there was not grounds
’;’ :.’. > .^.g6ihg^teji6wover.^iThe;team’ ^fp^nappeal.1^,:
will miss the play;offs\for^tlie ^i^s-a result/ not only the
first; time im 10 years^ftfir ;^team wllltbe punished but
;fheir ^appeal ^oS;\ a:,’decision ^the;; individual players :as
that had ’Durham forfeit^was^ ^vyell. They^have used’ all’ of.
denied by ’the ^Canadian their; eligibility at Durham as
Colleges Athletic Association they have been charged one
on Oct. 23^ ;:, :.., ,.’:,,,
year of eligibility^ for every
Durham; iwlth i the addi- year they played as a profestional wips they have gained sional; this means they will
since the decision thatforced riever3play at ’Durham, or at
them to forfeit, would have any other college, again. .
On Oct. 6, the CCAA eligihad^a: record ’of 9-1-Q.
Women’s fastball team
wins OCAA final
sionals and ineligible to play
Durham filed a formal
appeal to the on Oct. 16, to
protest the CCAA decision.
denied on the basis that "the
current CCAA position
allows for no compensation
in i excess of reasonable
expenses,"- according to documentation from the CCAA
See Lords on
Men’s volleybcill team
zu’ms DC Cup
2 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
A fac elift for d owntown
BY KAREN COYLE
city council and their job is
to improve the downtown
area. One of tlie first things
tlie committee decided to do
was to have (lie murals painted. A subcommittee was
formed to take care of this
project. The subcommittee
consists of volunteers and
Since 1995 UK’ Downtown
Action Committee lias had
.iround Osliawa lor the
"Festival of Murals".
The reason for tlie murals
is to brighten up downtown,
attract tourists and show a
little bit of Oshawa history.
Each mural lias a theme, and
in some cases the theme lias
something to do with the
location of the mural. The
artists arc from ’all across
receives samples from interested artists, then they arc
chosen from the samples.
All the murals are large
and are placed in specific
areas in and around downtown. These areas arc chosen
for tlieir visibility and/or historical value.
The Downtown Action
Committee was formed in
1993 and cohsists of people
who are major stakeholders
in tlie downtown area. Each
member was appointed by
artists within’the communi-
Photo by Karen Coyla
OSHAWA 1935: This is one of the first murals in
Oshawa. It was painted by Dan and Peter
Sawatzky of B.C. Located on King Street West, it
shows the four corners as they were in 1935.
l-’ive murals were painted
in 1995, then more were
painted each summer after
that. One of tlie first is called
Full Steam Aliead. It is on
tlie northwest corner of
streets. Gus Froese from
Saskatchewan painted it. The
mural sliows some of tlie
developments in Osliawa
and includes Sydcnham
Carriage Works, among other
tilings. Four other murals
were painted in 1995.
Another colourful mural is
tlie Farmers Market located
on tlie south wall of Wilson
and Lee music store on
Simcoe Street. This mural
sliows an image of what tlie
first farmers market might
have looked like back in
1915. There is also a picture
of Ilopkins Bakery, which
used to l)e located at King
and Prince streets in (lie
lH90s. Oshawa artist Ray
Partridge painted tliat mural
in 1997. On the north wall
of Breakaway Travel on
Centre Street is the mural
Prospect Park painted in
1997 by Paul l.ivingston pi
Howmanville. Prospect Park
was an amusement park
around the turn of the century. Also in tlie mural is a
house, located in tlie park,
which was torn down to
make room for what is now
known as Parkwood mansion.
These are only a few of the
Osliawa. From June to
August tliere arc walking
tours held by the committee
to see all of the murals and
learn what they are about.
But the murals are there all
year round, free for all to
Our a d s hit the air
GO Transit stations in Ajax, Pickering and
Whitby, and at the bus terminal in
Osliawa. Tlie ads can also be found in
Oshawa Centre and, Pickering Town
All tlie advertisements in this phase of
the campaign use the slogan "Learning
tliat leads to Earning".
The budget for the current campaign
It’s fast-paced, a little confusing, but in
tlie end the message is clear ... Durham
College is the place to be.
DC is well known in most of Durham
Region but television helps get the college
out a little farther to tlie east and west, he
"The reason we don’t do a lot of television is because of the cost," said Capar.
"This is the biggest bang for our buck."
The commercial runs Monday through
Friday during The Simpsons, The Drew
Carey Show, and Frasier, and on Saturday
during Hockey Night in Canada.
When it conies to young adults, television, radio and tlie internet arc the things
.that get their attention, said Caper.
Tlie college’s radio ad lias basically tlie
same sound track as the television commercial, according to Caper.
It is running on CFNY radio, a rock station out of Toronto, between Sept. 11 and
Nov. 19. Tlie commercial is played weekdays and in (lie evenings oil weekends.
The print ads have been placed at the
was about $90,000.
This includes everything that went
into producing, planning and showing
the ads, according to Capar.
DC is using television, radio and print
ads to try to become a known name to
young adults deciding what post-secondary school they want to attend.
The college has ads in the past but they
were to advertise an upcoming event at
Thi? phase of advertising is to promote
tlie college in general and make Durham
College a recognizable name, according to
Durham is running an advertising campaign that includes a television commercial, a radio commercial, and print ads.
The television commercial is running
on CI1EX Television out of Peterborough
"The campaign started on October 2
and concludes on November 5," said
Communications and Media at .Durham
CHEX Television has a large viewing
audience; it can be viewed as far away a^,
Scarborough, Belleville, Cobourg, Port
Hope and throughout Durham Region.
"It has a pretty wide range, so for our
target market it’s very effective," said
This type of advertising is called branding.
Gary Polonsky, the president of
Durham College said, "(The television ads
are) different and maybe that’s a good
thing because this is an era according to
tlie marketers where one .wants to differentiate one organization."
"Our ads in the past have been tlie
same as everyone else’s ... and suddenly
we’ve gone to this other approach," said
"We want to distinguish ourselves as a
college even more so than we already
have," said Bonnic Ginter-Brown, the
executive director of Student Services and
"Durham is a fantastic school so you
can’t take anything for granted.
You need to make sure you maintain
"We want to maintain the growth tliat
we’ve accomplished over the past several
of years and we want to continue to focus
on Durham’s reputation as an excellent
college," said Ginter-Brown. "Education
like everything else today is a very competitive industry."
DC lias been working with Yield
Advertisement for just over a year to help
develop their advertising campaign.
Karen Wren, an account executive at
Yield, works on DC’s campaign.
"We are a full agency ... because we do
all sorts (of advertising), whether it’s web
design, print, broadcast like TV, radio,
direct mail - all that kind of stuff," said
Wren, adding that the company is called
Yield "like yield results."
Yield will research a client’s history and
figure out what type of advertisement
would work best for its target audience.
They will then. come up with a strategy.
"Basically we work on a strategy first
and then we work on the creative, because
you have to know .what you’re doing
before you’re actually doing it," Wren
DC and Yield are negotiating a new
contract for the next phase of the college’s
Yield is going to make a presentation to
the college for the next phase and if the
college likes the presentation, the contract
will most likely be renewed.
During the first two phases of the college’s campaign, Natalie Forest, then a
third-year Graphic Design student at DC,
was doing her placement with’Yield and
worked on the college’s’campaign.
Provincial regulations limit tlie college
to advertising in Durham Region.
"It’s a possibility in the future, that
tlieir may be more of a free market for
advertising for colleges than it’s been in
the past, and if that’s the case then we certainly want to be at tlie leading edge with
that," said Ginter-Brown.
BY DAWN DE SOUZA
BY JENN MCKAY
cheques will be ready
For those who opted
out of the health and
College, the reimbursement cheques will be
ready in november.
"The first full week of
November," said Will
Ellis, Durham College
The student activity
fee, paid .with tuition,
included a fee for a drug
plan and a dental plan.
The cost of the drug
plan, as paid by the student, Is $40.
The cost of the dental
plan, as paid by the stu.
dent, is $78.
The students were eligible only if they. were
already covered under a.
drug or .dental plan.
longer able to apply for
reimbursement of the
full year’s drug and dental plan.
If you already filled
out an opt-out form and
had it in before the
deadline, go to the
office on Nov. 6 to
October 31, 2000 3
Th e trage dy o f su i c i d e
BY JENN MCKAY
Since the beginning of the
school year, at least two
Durham College students
have committed suicide.
Unfortunately, suicide is a
reality that the college has to
Don Sinclair, head of
Human Resources at the college, says any time a suicide
occurs it is a tragedy.
"When a tragedy occurs,
we have staff that go into the
classroom and talk to students," Sinclair said.
The Health and Wellness
Centre has taken some proactive measures in light of
first year mid-terms.
Mary-Alice Harvey, mental
health counsellor for the college, said, "supportive information was sent to the facility staff. There is not really
that much more that can be
The information is intended to help staff recognize suicidal signs and teach staff
where students can get help
within the school.
Sinclair said the school
docs workshops on crisis
The Health and Wellness
Centre at .the college is available to students who need to
talk to someone. It’s in the
ber, which is helpful for after- or alcohol, decreasing marks,
hour crisis situations.
and losing interest in what
Every Durham student is -used to be interesting, said
covered for six free sessions Jobin.
with a C.J. Brown counsellor.
Other behavioural signs
Harvey said it takes an arc sadness and crying, lack
average of six weeks to deal of energy, inability-to conwith a crisis. The six free ses- centrate, abundance of anger,
sions, taken once a week, making final arrangements,
should give a student enough previous suicide attempt,
time and tools to deal with a neglecting personal hygiene
and appearance, lack of plans
There are many ways to for the future, and change in
help-prevent suicide and to sexual behaviour.
help those feeling hopeless.
Some of the situational
One of the ways Is to rec- warning signs arc difficulty
ognize the warning signs that communicating with parents,
a friend might be suicidal, problems with school, trouthen take the nextstcps.
ble with the law, unwanted
Nancy Jobin, a counsellor pregnancy, mental illness,
C.J. Brown and and family disruption (for
Associates, says there are example, a separation or
many signs that might mean divorce).
a person is feeling suicidal.
"These arc situations tliat
"A lot of behavioural or sit- happen to all of us in life,"
uational signs combined said Jobin. "But when the
together may or may not factors start adding up, it
mean people want to kill may be time to do somethemselves," said Jobin.
An example of a behavAccording to the mental
ioural sign is a lack of energy, health brochure, all people
and an example of a situa- who consider suicide feel tliat
tional sign is the loss of a sig- life is unbearable.
Jobin said people feel like
When trying to decipher they have lost hope. " There
whether a friend is suicidal, doesn’t seem like a way out
"never take one symptom out for, them. (Suicide) appears
of context. It’s often a cluster to be a viable answer."
of factors," she said.
Harvey said younger kids
But it never hurts to ask a are
friend if they are feeling sui- "Stressers are getting more for
kids. There’s more peer presIn a pamphlet, the sure to try drugs at a younger
Canadian Mental Health age. There’s pressure to fit
In Canada, suicide is the sixth most common cause of
death for males and is the second cause of death for both
males and females in tlie 15 to 24 age group. Suicide is the
leading cause of death for males 25 to 39. (1996)
In 1997 there were 3,055 motor vehicle fatalities and
3,681 suicide deaths in Canada.
Canada’s five year average suicide rate of 13 per 100,000
average rate of 12 per 100,000 in
the United States. (1991-95)
is slightly liiglier than the
12 per cent of all Canadians seriously consider suicide at
some time in their life.
Rates of non-fatal suicidal behaviour are greater than suicide rates by as much as 100 to 1.
10 to 13 per cent of suicide attempters eventually kill
Mental disorders are common in persons contemplating
suicide. Mood disorders, particularly depression, are present in 30 to 70 per cent of all suicides.
Sinclair said if a student is
feeling suicidal, the school
will try to get them to see
tliat suicide is not an alternative, if they ask for help.
Counselling outside the
school is available with a
Source: Suicide Information anil Education Centre, in
As of next year, kids will be
earlier seek help and let them know
because grade 13, or OAC, is you are available to talk."
Find out tlie resources in
being cut from high schools.
Next year grade 12 and 13 _the area. Tell the friend
students will graduate at once about them. Some of the
resources for Durham stubecause of the change. Some
kids will start college as dents include the Health and
young as 17, ’and .most of Wellness Centre, C.J. Brown
and Associates, the Distress
them will be living on their
own for the first time.
Centre, Kids Help Line, and
"Often a lot of maturing is the hospital.
"Don’t think you can take
done between the ages of 17
care of it by yourself," said
and IS," Harvey said.
Jobin said that if you are Jobin. "It’s a lot of responsiconcerned a friend is think- bility to take on."
"Try to get your friend to
ing about suicide, "get the
see a professional," she said.
friend to talk about it".
"Encourage the friend to "Offer to go to the first coun-
company called C.J. Brown tional.
Verbal warning signs are
and Associates. It is a prodirect statements about wanting to die, said Jobin.
Verbal signs also include
indirect statements about
death, like talking about their
funeral, she said.
Behavioural warning signs
include radical changes in
C.J. Brown and Associates
maintains a 24-hour, sevenday-a-week telephone num-
Additional high-risk groups include suicide attempters,
adolescents and young adults, late middle aged and elderly
males, gay men and lesbians.
ing about suicide can only
decrease the possibility that
someone will act on their sui-
There are three types of
warning signs to look for:
verbal, behavioural and situa-
called the Student
Assistance Program (SAP).
C.J. Brown and Associates
helps schools from the elementary level to the post-secondary level with student
Jail or prison inmates have a suicide rate at least 6 times
higher than the general population.
Association assures that talk-
Males complete suicide more than three times as often as
females. In 1997, 36.8 per cent of all suicides in Canada
were males between the ages of 15 and 39.
behaviour, giving away possessions, depending on drugs
How to support a friend in need
’Do acknowledge the suicidal feelings and take them seriously. Ignoring them will not make them go away.
thinking someone is just trying to get attention could be fatal.
Do listen without judging.
Do ask the person about suicidal thoughts and plans. This will not give someone the idea of suicide.
Do get help. Contact crisis lines and counselling services mentioned in this article.
Do reinforce how important it is to you that they stay alive.
Do remember that you are not responsible for someone else’s life, but you can offer support and information.
Don’t tell a’suicidai.person to be grateful for what they have.
Don’t keep life-threatening secrets.
Don’t make promises you can’t keep.
Don’t panic; soothing tones of voice may have a calming effect.
: Don’t work alone-Get help!
Information wul Eiliicntion Centre in Calvary, Alberta.
selling appointment for sup-
Sinclair said it can be a
problem when people don’t
want help. "There’s a difficulty when you identify a
person needs help and you
want them to get
Follow up, said Sinclair.
The Suicide Information
and Education Centre in
Alberta suggests offering support to a friend in need, but
also reminds you that you
aren’t responsible for someone else’s life.
In Canada in 1997, there
were 3,681 suicides according
to Statistics Canada.
"A lot of people think
about suicide without doing
it," said Jobin.
Some examples of suicidal
thoughts are having fantasies
about death or dying, or
thinking things like, "Life
is too much trouble", "Why
can’t this be over", and
"1 don’t want to live anymore", she said.
Sinclair said if any students are under distress, they
can call the 24-hour line
through C.J. Brown at 1-800461-2292
If you are having suicidal
thoughts, or are planning
your death, or are feeling
hopeless, you-can also call
the Distress Centre’s 24-hour
help line at 1-800-452-0688
or (905) 433-1121. Or call
the Kids Help Line at 1-800668-6868.
Talk to someone you trust
before taking any
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’ pro s got conned
deemed these players professionals and
did accept money to play soccer and did
sign a professional contract.
According to Dean Howie, CCAA
men’s soccer convenour, the student
athlete needs to re-apply for their amateur status, whether or not they
received any money to play. Babcock,
staled the athletes wouldn’t have knowingly signed away their eligibility had
they known this. Also, Babcock said
that, based on CCAA guidelines,
Durham thought the soccer players
were not pros.
The Oshawa Flames President Steve
Krajl, Murray MacDonnell and the
Ontario Soccer Association stated tlie
athletes did sign a professional contract.
So, therefore the athletes needed to reapply with the OSA for their amateur
status. Babcock’s response was tlicy didn’t re-apply because the athletes would
have had to say they are pros and under
CCAA guidelines _they aren’t pros. But,
how can th?sc players re-apply if they
didn’t know the rules? Babcock’s
response was they understand soccer
rules, but don’t understand logistics
because by signing the contract they
didn’t know they wouldn’t be able to
Babcock would like to see the CPSL
better educate their athletes and staff
members on what kind of contract they
are signing and bluntly say if you sign
this contract you will be a professional
soccer player. Currently, Durham is
making a list of recommendations to
tlie CPSL on how to go about educating
The big issue here is clarification.
Both Babcock and Murray MacDonnell
agree there needs to be more communication between everyone involved in
this issue in order to ensure this sort of
situation never happens again. Durham
as well as Humber College will be giving
the CCAA a list of recommendations for
a rule change in the Spring. These athletes should have been better informed
about the CCAA guidelines at all levels
and made sure they were following the
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Not only that, but it should be the
job of the CCAA to recognize the CPSL
as a professional league in their gliide^ines anfijppen the lines of communication with Canadian soccer associations,
so no school has to go through forfeiting their games a couple of weeks before
The decision handed down by the
Canadian Colleges Athletic Association
Appeals committee was a big surprise
around Durham College Oct.^23. The
CCAA’s decision found Durham with
no grounds tor an appeal because each
of the student athletes lit tlie definition
of professional as currently defined in
the CCAA Operation Manual.
With the appeals committee supporting the eligibility committee’s decision
forcing Durham’s mens’ varsity soccer
team to forfeit >ill their games andiending tlie collegiate careers of Jimmy
Kuzmanovski, James I’rescod and Craig
Williams lias a hidden meaning. The
hidden meaning is that (lie CCAA is
making an example out of Durham and
not wanting professionals playing
against amateurs. If Durham fields a
team with professionals on the team, it
obviously gives Durham an unfair
advantage over all the oilier colleges.
Tlie CCAA seems to feel the athletic
department could have saved themselves a lot of hassle if they had asked
themselves some easy questions.
Did the players play in the Canadian
D i d
Professional Soccer League?
these players sign a contract to play in
the CPSL7 Did tlie players accept money
lor playing in tlie CPSL? Are they professional soccer players?
According to rhc CCAA, the easy
answer to all of these questions is yes.
Kuzmanovski, Prescod and Williams.
Kuzmanovski and Prescod both played
for the Oshawa Flames and Williams
played for Glen Shields. The CCAA rule
states a student athlete who accepts
money in excess of transportation,
food; and accommodation costs is
deemed to be a professional. But that’s
the problem, this never happened
because the player’s received minimal
amounts of expense money and this is
where the confusion happened. The
CCAA Eligibility Committee also used
the Canadian Interuniversity Athletic
Union definition of a professional to
help them in their decision. According
to CCAA Executive Director Sandra
Murray MacDonnell, the CCAA" rule
and the CIAU rule is virtually the same.
Durham’s Athletic Director Ken
Babcock’s response to the CCAA rule
was that the definition of a professional
athlete was not clear, and that the CPSL
isn’t a professional league, but a premier league. He added he never received
any information about the CCAA using
the ClAU’s rule. Unfortunately, the
result is still the same. The CCAA has
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October 31, 2000 5
but ju s t a little bit
Some days are good and some days
No, I’m not talking about appearance; I’m "talking about basic human
kindness and courtesy.
Every once In awhile as I pass
through the doors’of Durham someone
holds the door for me instead of letting
It slam In my face, and then when 1 say
"thank you they actually say "you’re
It’s sad that people no longer expect
this as an’everyday action, but are actually surprised when this happens.
We’re hearing more and more about
a lack of courtesy. Stories abound
about a healthy person who refused to
give their seat on the bus to someone
elderly, a person with little children, or
someone who was weighed down with
a million belongings.
We no longer expect, if we drop
something on the ground, that someone will stop to help us pick it up.
In general I’m a happy person who
tries to laugh at the world,
but I ’get very disgruntled and disenclianted
with the lack of respect
towards each other.
It is however unfair to
generalize that all people are like this, because
there arc still a few genuinely friendly people, around.
My most recent positive experience
occurred a few wee,ks ago. I was not
"He is a wolf in sheep’s
University Political Science
graduate Alisbn Fulton. "His
political agenda is very simple, very Leave It To Beaver
mentality. So he doesn’t
.work on Sundays . Big deal;
it’s not like politicians work
seven days a week anyway."
Chretien has made public
appearances and passed a
mini- budget that. is very
for the majority
Ontario residents will be
for the municipal elections
on Nov. 13, arid then two
weeks later for the federal
elections. For some students
this means they get to vote
for the first time. Generally,
turnout among younger
voters is really low. Most
students are busy working
or don’t get involved in politics because they feel that it
doesn’t involve them.
However, not-voting for a
federal election is quite
unlike missing your opportunity to vote for student
council. Though that is
important as well, voting
for the federal government
is going to affect your acad:emic and professional day-.
to-day lives for .the next
three to four years. ;;
For students this -is an
important part of exercising’
’their voice in the democratic process, if students aren’t
’sure about how.-they .feel
about politics, then they
.should talk to their parents,
’teachers ;or fellow students.";
My thinking is that if:you
.frequently, disagree with
someone who understands
politics, like your parents,
then maybe you could
apply this to voting. But it is
up to you to make it tp that
polling booth. :
To some, federal elections
are a-, waste of. Canadians’
money, seeing as $200 million is budgeted for this
election. Stockwell Day,
leader of .the Canadian
Alliance, has criticized
Chretlen because It is the
third election to be held in
the last seven years. Yet.
Day had ’already spent $1
million promoting his new
party on T.V. before the
election was even called.
approved money to have..
cleaned up, and his cabinet ?
proposed legislation that is
appealing to students as
Finance Minister Paul’
Martin has given students
attending ’.’ post-secondary
’and’vocational, .schools the
opportunity to claim up to
$3,200 in ’educati6n,expenses this
"Though that is a step in
the right direction," says
representative-Megan, Garity,, "it’s really
Reality TV has been a major
item in the news since
Survivor stranded itself in our
living rooms every Wednesday
This show, and others like it
in the "reality realm", became
so popular because people
simply want to know what
makes, us tick.
George Orwell had the right
idea, just not the modern
technology. Reality TV allows
all viewers to try on their
anthropologist hats and study
During the same day I was amazed
at the number of strangers who came
up to me to say that I did not look well
and to offer advice.
As easy as it is to be discouraged
with the world and wonder why people are so rude, my advice is to think of
the little kindnesses.
Remember the people who help you
out, not wanting anything in return.
All they want is to make sure a fellow
human being is OK and maybe make
someone else’s day just a little bit better by holding open a door or offering
a friendly smile.
These groups of people
showed us the best and worst
aspects of society. Audiences
actually got a better understanding of themselves and
their role in this existence.
Those huddled around the
family television set found
themselves asking, "what if
ttiat were me?"
Observers caught a glimpse
of conniving, greedy minds
Despite so many reviewers
calling reality TV voyeuristic,
audiences are not voyeurs.
Voyeurs obtain their thrill
from peeping on’unsuspecting plotting
twice this November,
This may not seem like a big deal,
but when you’re living on a budget,
$50 to replace a bus pass is a lot of
Shows worth watchin g
hitting the polling stations
well but chose to attend my classes,
not wanting to miss something important. My first mistake was taking the
bus. After arriving at school I rushed to
the ladies room to throw cold water on
my face. An hour later I realized I’d left
my bus pass sitting
on the counter.
thought was that it
was a lost cause and
to face the fact that I
was out $50. 1 figured if anyone found
ill they would probably just keep it for
themselves, or give it to someone else.
But 1 was wrong. Someone had
returned it to security.
these shows is fully aware of
the millions of viewers. In
fact, most of the participants
showered themselves in the
Reality TV has given us a
wider spectrum of reality.
their way into The
Millionaire’s Club. Any show
that inspires viewers to ponder their morals and the intricacies of the human mind is
Cheezy sitcoms of the ’80s
are a thing of the past, thank
God. What modern family
would gather around ’the
"wood-paneled rcc. room to
enjoy a classic episode of Full
enlightenment for Danny’s
heart to heart talks with his
Now, television has an
edge, a more realistic way of
telling a tale.
Some would argue that
throwing some strangers on
an island to win a fortune
would be absurd fantasy, but
their reactions were a better
representation of honesty
than June Cleaver’s.
Reality TV, the closest we’ve
come to reality in the primetime slot, will revolutionize
programming. It will also
change the viewers, and burst
their bubble of ’Leave It To
Beaver’, all for the better.
So, when Survivor II premiers, or Big Brother comes
back, block out the self-debilitating voice calling you a sick,
voyeur, and tune into your
need to understand humanity.
Now that’s quality program-
Soaps are a waste of time
The .main .fight is probably going’to be between the
Canadian -Alliance and the
Liberals. He appeared /on,
100 Huntley Street,-and was
on Live with Mike Bullard.’
When asked what he
thought about being compared to Ned Flanders on
the Simpsons, he said he:.
doesn’t mind, as long as
Jean ChTetien is compared
to Homer Simpson.
Student deciding tp vote
should do some research.
It’s not that hard to learn
about Canadian Politics..
The media are bombarding
us with political stories
It’s predictable, repetitive, could be considered a nice
unrealistic and most of all escape from the monotony
corny, but it’s oh so .addic- .of the real world. Who has
tive. Coming soon to a ficti- time to do laundry when Mr.
tious town near you, it’s Fabulous and Miss Perfect
are finally about to kiss, but
your favourite soap opera!
Why do we do it people? watch out. here comes the
It’s not just the ladies any- evil witch who could destroy
more either, men are also it all!
Of course, there’s always
hooked -by the big hair,
blank stares, lyposuctioned the possibility we watch in
stars; fancy cars and single order to convince ourselves
that our own lives are nordays that last for weeks.
What is it about the horri- mal by comparison.
Most of us haven’t been
bly bad acting and insanely
out of this world story lines buried alive, switched spousthat keeps so much of the es with our siblings, been
population tuned in day possessed by demons or
come back from the dead on
after day. year after year?
I suppose spending an more than one occasion.
A scarier scenario; perhour a day looking in on
other people’s lives, so much haps we watch to pursue the
more exciting than our own, "good advice" and life expe-
young stars. Why use our
own minds when we can just
as easily, imitate the characters? Everything always
works out so wonderfully for
It -could always be the
dead air time we all need
now and then. We watch as
a relaxation tool, allowing
our minds to go numb.
"I’m not, actually paying
attention. It’s not like I care
what happens. I just find it
amusing," is my favorite
Whatever excuse you
decide to make your own,
the fact remains, ’you are
wasting an hour of your life
6 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
The next mayor of Oshawa?
list for 200(
BY MARCUS TULLY
Nancy L. Diamond
Wards 1 & 3
Wards 2 & 4
Wards 5 & 6
Louise V. Parkes
Di amond for city’s
Mayoral candidates Bohdan Chrunciw,
Art Gladman and Andrew Lee agree that
the City of Oshawa is in need of a new
mayor, and each member of this threesome believes that he is the man to defeat
Nancy Diamond as the city’s top administrative official.
Two of the reasons Chrunciw is running stem from council’s handling of
recent business opportunities: a proposed
casino, which ended up in Port Perry, and
its failure to bring a large water park to
"It could have literally brought in millions of tourist dollars for the city," he
said of the water park. Also, Chrunciw
points to an economic boost in Port Perry
since it has opened the casino, a boost he
believes belongs to Oshawa.
According to Chrunciw, Oshawa is too
centralized, and is not in a position to
support itself economically should a company like General Motors opt to pull out
of the city.
"We’re not diversified enough to sustain a move like that. We have to bring
in other sorts of commercial and industrial facets," he said. "We have a lot of
.knowledge, and a lot of students here
(Durham College) that are leaving this
area to work in other places. We’re producing students, we’re graduating these
people in different fields, and then we’re
Oshawa will^be hurt should it lose its
identity, but he’ doesn’t condemn the
should retain their own identities as he.
says has1 always been done in places like
In a written statement Lee said the gov-
"I’m sure in some situations we could
sit down and overlook the whole proposal of amalgamation and see what it
entails, and I’m sure that there are certain
ernment of Ontario has made it clear it
will dictate terms of amalgamation to the
eight municipalities composing the
aspects in the plan that will help every- Region of, Durham if they cannot draft
body," he says.
plans on their own.
Art Gladman is campaigning behind
Lee said Oshawa must prepare itself if
his belief that Oshawa needs to improve the provincial government goes ahead
its prosperity, including a stiff injection with its plans for amalgamation, includto its business community, something he ing participation with other municipalifeels is being done in other municipali- ties, which Lee says Oshawa ahs so far
been left out of.
"One of the’things we need, and I
Lee offers Oshawa’s population and
know how to do this, we need about 1, location as its strengths, but he believes
000 new businesses," he said.
that one of the city’s greatest weaknesses
According to Gladman, graduates of is that it is a "bedroom community".
Durham College and Others seeking
"Oshawa needs a new direction," he
employment are going elsewhere to look said. "We have-Durham College and we
for jobs, about 3, 000 people per day. have all of the people being trained at the
And, says Gladman, considerably more college, and yet we really don’t have the
than this figure work in other locations.
industry or economy to. support those
"I think there is about a total of 15, 000 people. They end up moving away."
people leaving Oshawa daily to go: to
"If our population increases unprdporwork somewhere else. If we create 5, 000 tionately to: th.e, business sector, -the
jobs here, it’s going to reduce the amount demands made on residential taxpayers.
of vehicles on the highway," he said.
; ; ’;..’
will increase."/’\ ^ii
Gladman projects savings of about $75
Another concern for Lee is what he
million per year should these vehicles be considers to be poor infrastructure being
diverted from the highway, money, he; constructed within the city, ’
believes could be, better spent to fund
"One of the issues in the city right now.
development in Oshawa. He points out has to do with the construction of new
that this .would also reduce pollution at: subdivisions and some of the inferior
thesame time,. .’’’, ’
: , infrastructure that they (developers) ^ut
According to Gladman, a’boost in local in.:. -Once they, leave, the city is, now
enterprise would revitalize the downtown responsible," he said;
BY MARCUS TULLY
them slip through our hands." According to Chrunciw, too many
.properties are sitting empty in downtown core,
Oshawa that could be rented but and
"People do like reduced crime, reduced,
developed, ridding the core of "Illegal drug abuse, reduced transients,’reduced
activities" in the process.
vagrancy," he said. "And, when you’ve
"The more people you bring down- reduced people’s income that’s what you
town, tlie less "seedy" people you have get . As you increase prosperity, all these
because they don’t want the attention." other negatives go away."
A hot topic in tins year’s elections is
As for amalgamation, Gladman opposChrunciw believes es the idea, believing that growing cities
Lee .believes that .without change,
maintenance and repair costs derived
from this infrastructure will continue to
place an added stress on Oshawa, as well
as on its taxpayers.
Comment from incumbent Nancy
Diamond will appear next week.
Stephen R. Leach
DE DISTRICT :’;.
October 31, 2000 7
Whitby candidates entering final push
BY MARCUS TULLY
Aldo Di Giovanni
Vote for next mayor of
Whitby now two weeks away
BY MARCUS TULLY ,
Voters in Whitby will elect one of two
candidates for mayor in the Nov. 13
municipal elections: Marcel Brunelle, or
One of the reasons Brunelle is. camfor his second term is because
e feels that there is still work to be done,
including a "reinvigoration" of downtown Whitby, as well as Brooklln.
"We’ve begun a process of having
strategic plans developed for both Whitby
and Brooklin, and they have been developed," he said.
According to Brunelle, interaction with
downtown businesses to attract commerce, coupled with a signage program is
part of a beautification he will continue
to push for in his second administration.
Also included is the redirection of vehicles trying to reach Highway 401 from
downtown Whitby and Brooklin.
"I’ve been pushing very hard over a
; long period of time, before I was mayor
; and since then, to get an interchange at
Durham Rd. 23 (Lakeridge.) and the 401,"
According to Brunelle, with the reduction of traffic on Brock Street, Whitby can
create a pedestrian-friendly core, which
today he believes it is not. Brunelle lists
wider sidewalks, the planting of more
trees, an increase of business traffic, as
well as the opening of patio-style cafes as
possible additions to downtown Whitby
should a third interchange be created.
But Ustinov feels that Whitby is
neglecting its own historical property and
north section of the town.
"One of the things you find is, if you
fust have housing development, your
taxes will inevitably rise simply because
the demands the public puts on the public tax dollar for public usage drives taxes
up," Brunelle says.
Although Usiinov endorses development within Whitby, he does not believe
the town’s infrastructure is ready to support current growth trends. He believes
that consultants should have been hired
to survey the implications of recent development in the vicinity of Lake Ontario,
which he refers to as "a concrete jungle."
"We don’t know what impact this is
going to have on the environment 10
years from now," he said.
One issue voters will be able to voice
their opinion on during this year’s elections will be amalgamation, on which a
’yes’ or ’no’ question has been added to
the ballet to gauge public perception of
the idea. Brunelle encourages voters to
show up and indicate they do not wish
Whitby to amalgamate with another
is proposing a historic site near the town’s
"The first thing people see off of the
401 is downtown Whitby," Usiinov said.
"Now. is this supposed to look like a living room? We have a problem there."
For the most part, Usiinov is heading a
youth-driven campaign born from declining voter turnout and his belief that
today’s youth is unfamiliar with the political process.
"People are dying for the chance to
vote, and yet we’re taking it for granted,"
Usiinov said. "I am running for mayor to
make the youth aware. I fear for my
future because the youth is disoriented as
to how things are done."
Ustinov believes that town hall is distancing itself from the people. He proposes that schools adopt merit systems
allowing one student at a time to be
"guest mayor" for a week, in addition to
granting extra marks to prescribed curriculum for community involvement. He
suggests student involvement in the con- municipality.
"The stronger ’no’ vote we get, the betstruction of a library within an athletic
complex, as well as beautification projects ter our case will be with the minister
by the lakefront as two examples of how (Municipal Affairs) and the government,"
this can be achieved.
Usiinov maintains the looming possi"That’s what schooling is for, to prepare young people to lead us into the bility of integrated services such as transfuture. That is our future," he said.
portation, communication, snow plowAnother item on Brunelle’s agenda is a ing, and garbage pick-up with other
plan to continue attracting new commer- municipalities is proof enough that the
cial’arid industrial enterprises to Whitby process of amalgamation has already
to help balance its tax base and compen- begun in Whitby.
sate for rapid residential growth in the
Know what you will be voting for
BY MARCUS TULLY
walks, refuse collection, fire protection, approval, delegated authority for area
parks and recreation, tax collection, municipal official plans and amendbuilding inspection and permits, as well ments, water supply and distribution,
water billing, sewage collection and treatDo you know what we will be voting as llcensing.
ment, police services, main roads, traffic
for in the Nov.
Local council has responsibility for sole responsibility for strategic land use lights and controls.
local planning, local streets and side-
planning, subdivision and condominium
NORTH WARD 1
WEST WARD 2
CENTRE WARD 3
EAST WARD 4
Thora H. Cowan
Mary Ann Martin
8 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
Students promised more tax breaks
Martin said lie took previous student tax credits
into consideration when drafting this part of the
proposed budget. In 1995, students could claim up
to $KO per month. In 1997, the figure rose to $200,
and it lias remained at that level since.
of laptops for second-year students, and part of the
registration agreement is that students have to buy
laptops through the school.
The new tax credit proposal would help accounting students at DC, because they could claim the
cost of laptops as a necessity for their course.
At the academic deans meeting on Tuesday, those
in attendance were informed that there has been
great progress in the program since laptops were
"There was very positive feedback," Wcst-Moynes
said in a phone interview Wednesday. "The preliminary findings are that it lias brought the Accounting
Martin said Parliament speaks often about the
need to become ;i nation that excels in innovation,
and increasing student tax credits is a stepping-stone
for Canada to become a leader in world economy.
Maryl.ynn Wcst-Moyncs, V.P. of Academic
Excellence, feels that this initiative will benefit all
students at DC, especially those who have to carry
program to life.
This new budget proposal is a positive, pro-active
student focus on the government’s part. I encourage
them to move it along as quickly as possible."
The Liberals are not the only party that has made
campaign promises to students, in an effort to get
support from.Canada’s youth.
"All levels of government and all sectors of society
must come together," Martin said in his speech
before Parliament. "We must ensure that knowledge
and education...are at the very heart of the national
The official opposition, tlie Canadian Alliance,
The Accounting program lias introduced the use
proposes to reform the Canada student loans system
Students can access
DC’s library from
their home PCs
BY MEDARDO RIVERA
A new Durham College
library web page has
received more than 5,000
hits during the first few
months of this semester.
Carol Mittlestead, coordinator with the library,
said one of the reasons students visit this web page
very often is because they
can access it from home.
Also, if students look at
the description of the links
before they go into the
library, they will have a very
good idea of what is avail-
This library web page
has links to catalogue, col-
lections, e-jpurnals, e-magazines and e-newspapers.
Also, it has links to com-
puter research techniques,
electronic reference desk,
and University Centre at
All these links guide students to information needed in their subjects.
For more information,
ask Carol Mittlestead,
information .services coordinator with the library.
to Fri. @ 6:12 p.m
Itfb&.CIIih Mon. just
for being here.
& Wed. are wlag dafi.
$3.99 LB all day.
’lies. live entertainment featuring
’Maxk- & "Treble Shooter"
11:00 a.m. to 6:00p.m. Mon. - Sun.
Student xfieclal 20% off
all rejjJJar priced menu items with I.D.
Wants to be a HimdredalreT’
(«ao wn B«< 3 ()« Ikwi)
so that loan payments can be managed easier.- If
elected they would replace the current system with a
program that would base payments on the individual’s income.
The Alliance hopes this new procedure will
"encourage young Canadians to acquire and
upgrade their skills."
The New Democratic Party (NDP) lias also made a
promise to college and university students,
proposing to "roll back tuition fees."
The NDP’s officiafweb site also promises that, if
elected, the party will "create interest-free loans" for
Progressive Conservative party .leader Joe dark
announced tlie PCs’ official platform Wednesday. It
also includes a tax credit program for post-secondary
dark said a PC government would implement the
program so that students would repay a maximum
of 10 per cent of the loan principal per year, "for the
first 10 years after graduation, provided they remain
employed in Canada."
Raffle to raise funds for the
Canadian Cancer Society
BY ELISSA GILLAM
Oct. 24, students, employees and
teachers gathered around tables in
the pit to look at the collection of
gift baskets on display.
Volunteers for the Canadian Cancer Society
were selling tickets, $2 each or 3 for $5, on gift
baskets for the ’Bevy of Baskets Raffle for Breast
The baskets, 200 n all, were donated by various companies, including the Bank of
Montreal, Sears, the Body Shop, Loblaws and
"Each basket has minimum value of $100,"
said volunteer Stella Dorsman. ,
"The two Sears baskets are a $500 value
The last day of ticket sales was Oct. 24 at 4
They will be drawn for on Nov. 6 at 9:30
a.m. at the Canadian Cancer Society office
located at 302-172 King St. E. in Oshawa.
As a newly retired elementary school
teacher Dorsman believes volunteering for the
CCS is a great way to fill her time.
"I am a breast cancer survivor so I always
knew that I would be involved with this cause."
Joan Wilson, another volunteer, -has been
volunteering for at least 10 years. ;
Photo by Elissa Glllam
BEVY OF BASKETS: Helping fight a
good cause by supporting the
Canadian Cancer Society.
"It’s a wonderful cause and I have had family members pass away with cancer."
This is the second year that the ’Bevy of
Baskets Raffle for Breast Cancer’ has been held
"If we were to make $20,000 that would be
an excellent goal," said Dorsman.
"Next year we will contact you [the
Chronicle] ahead of time so that we can place
an ad so that thestudents know ahead of time.
Many students wanted to donate but didn’t
have any money with them."
Mardi Gras celebrated a^
BY OLIVER FERNANDEZ
,of;baring breasts Ip exchange
^Patll Makutfa;^a second-^ ;for%;;beads ’ to’;"" happen.
Entertainment^ ^’"They’re ’just to ’wear,"
Don’t be surprised to see
beer-guzzling, beaded moose
Taylor’s pub "on a i cold
November night. :
having a’piib nightt)ri Friday,
Nov.^3.: ’,;" ’..,"’.-^’;/,%’^ ’;.^’y’;’
Dubbed the: Moosehead
Mardi’ :Gras ..Antler Bash, the
events combine’s ’two themes:
^’ ’ ’ ^
continued from page 1
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.give-l^ ,: ^s^far^activities, Makutra
(tiere wUT he a lot’ of
’;’’ ’^’^. ’ said^his doesn’t want- too
aways atthe pub.
contestsfo. get; in the
. The first 200 people atAlie^ ,jhahy <’._’’.
pub receive Moosehea^ ;beer’ y May.6f;;musicand:jdancing.
roam antlers. ’ ’ "s^y^^: ^"Ndthing-^b interrupt; the
S Door prizes Include ’T- ’night, "he said. "Maybe (con.shirts. .boxer shorts^’beer tests) like first person to show
;i(nugs and Maple Leaf .hockey me your tattoo,
that:";.^’-’ : .’"
: ticket? (gold;seaflng); -" P
The party at E.P. Taylor’s
In keeping; with the Mardi
Gras theme,: Mardi Gras beads starts at 9 p.m.
Tickets are’$5 at the door,
and masks will be distributed.
Makutra^ said he doesn’t or $3 in advance available in
Students prep for health fair
Polonsky pleased with
Continued from page 1
BY MEDARDO RIVERA
The board’s last function is what Polonsky
particularly excited about.
For Polonsky, it’s an open window to the
Do you want information on how to have a
massage for $1?
Or maybe you need Information on how to
donate one of your organs.
You can have either or both at the health fair on
Nov. 15 and 16.
Durham College first-year Nursing students had
a bake sale at the pit to help set up their booths on
Nov. 15 and 16.
The health fair will be held at the Simcoe building, pit and cafeteria.
During the health fair there will be information
on topics such as prevention of sexual transmitted
diseases, causes of high blood pressure, awareness
of drinking and driving, eating disorders, drug
awareness, music therapy, teen-age pregnancy,
yoga and organ donation.
Also, there will be blood pressure clinics.
First-year Nursing students do the health fair
every year. Everyone is welcome, said Karen Scott,
a first-year Nursing student.
DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?: First year
nursing students raise money for Durham College’s
upcoming health fair.
DC seeks construction bids
BY DAWN DE SOUZA
Plans for the expansion of the
Osliawa campus are expanding, and
the tendering process will be a little dif-
October, 31, 2000 9 -
Nov. 1 - Singles Date
Set-up during karaoke
Nov. 3 - Entertainment
having a construction company
with the architects at the
design stage the college and construction team will have a good idea of how
to build the new buildings, the costs,
and what the final product will look
like before they start building. They
can also help the architects to determine what will work best in the design
of the buildings.
The college has asked five construction companies in the GTA to bid on
the job. The winning company will
then work with the architects right
The five construction companies
from the beginning of the design stage. were given a package that included
This is a new way of doing construc- details about the college’s budget,
tion for the college, according to Bruce timeline, and location of the new
Bunker, the project manager for the ’ buildings. Each will put together a bid
SuperBuild project.With the Whitby for the job and present it to the college.
campus expansion, for example, the The bid should include a budget and
design was complete before the college timeline for building that will coincide
hired thegeneral contractor.
with the college’s.
The winning company will have two
These bids are due back to the colseparate contracts with the college. lege on Nov. 1.
One will be for construction manageThe college will then choose one
ment. This is the process of helping company to be the general contractor
design the buildings. The second will and construction team for the Oshawa
be for the actual construction
Gras/Antler Bash Tickets
available at the Tuck Shop
Nov. 6 - Intramural hockey starts at Ice Sports
Nov. 10 - Extreme
Downhill Survivor Pub, tickets available at Tuck Shop,
$5 in advance and $7 at the
Nov. 13 - Class presidents meeting
Nov. 14 to 24 - Survivor
Kick-off at E.P. Taylor’s at
Prize worth over $1,000
and open to anyone
For additional information
contact the DCSA or visit
dream of a university-college.
"(The new act) was amazingly welcome
news," Polonsky said. "It’s an invitation to
Ontario’s colleges who wish to accept the
invitation to submit a proposal to add or
become a publicly funded university."
Last spring, Polonsky presented some proposals to the government for a university. In
September, the college’s board of governors
hired Pricewatcrhouse Coopers to develop a
business plan for the university. The business plan will be presented to the government in January.
"When we do comeJorward in January, we
are no longer swimming against a tidal wave
of indifference orOpposition," Polonsky said.
"Now we arc responding to an invitation
from the Crown. As long as our business
plan is aligned with the government’s vision,
we are more encouraged than ever."
Polonsky is also pleased that the new law
enables colleges to graduate students with
applied degrees. But the number of degrees
given to colleges each year would be limited.
Polonsky said the government would only be
approving one degree per college a year.
"It’s welcome news," Polonsky said. "But
our vision is much broader than that. We’ve
been working on (a university-college), and
we’ll stay on that course until it is approved
Polonsky feels confident about the government approving the university.
. "We had a meeting with the minister last
spring," Pol onsky said. "And we felt sufficiently hopeful with the government’s
, responsc."But he Isn’t celebrating |ust yet.
"There are no absolute guarantees," he
said. "We have no reason to believe (the act)
was done for us, but I can promise we’ll be
the first through the door with a quality,
comprehensive business plan."
The plan for the university-college is that
it would be a publicly funded institution.
With the new law, the school could have
the option of becoming a private bulsiness,
but Polonsky doesn’t intend on turning
Durham into a privatly owned corporation.
Last year Ontario was responsible for 24 per
cent of the college’s funding.
10 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
Slammed doors, two by fours ...
The only things they do
bring with them are tape j
recorders, cameras and eyeballs. They watch, take notes, |
and tend to travel in pairs. |
Krutila said four eyes are better |
"To walk up the stairs and <
feel the breath pulled right out |
of your stomach, and then to ,
be three steps ahead of some- |
one and watch them go |
through the same thing, you |
know you weren’t hallucinat- 1
"Ninety-eight per cent of the !
time (the ghost) is just an old |
lady making a tea."
slammed on her and two-by- i
fours thrown at her brother, !
Krutila feels safe doing what i
she does and wouldn’t change j
one aspect of the investiga-1
BY AMBER GILBERT
she walked into the
inn, the chills danced
up and down tier
Peeling the presence
around her, slie didn’t run like.
overtook the fear that slie is so
used to swallowing.
Once in her room at (lie
inn, a beautiful scent of lavender talc awakened her senses.
As slie saw the look of horror
expressed on her brother’s
face, it sent a shock right
through her. She sat where
she was, and her brotlier proceeded to describe an old lady
who was dusting the furniture
above her with the talc that
she smelled. The old lady dusting was not of this realm. She
is what most would call a
ghost and what most would be
Jennifer Krutila, Associate
Director of the Toronto Ghosts
Society, says she doesn’t fear
ghosts as many would when in
situations like the one at the
inn. She says she is far more
intrigued by phenomena, and
she didn’t run away when she
discovered there was a ghost
cleaning furniture next to her
at the inn in Bancroft.
Photo by Amber Gilbert
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researches ghosts and related
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and even branch out into the
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The first building on the site
was a workshop and residence
built in 1859. This property
was sold to Daniel Ireland in
1865 and turned into a hotel.
Most of Port ’Perry’s business
core was burnt down in 1883,
One of the only structures
left Standing was Ireland’s
hotel and it maintained its services to the town, as stated in
who had just started the site,
to do some investigations
around Ontario while she was
on the road.
This site, which has often
been mistaken for a type of
’Ghost Busters’ organization,
always has on-going investigations. Toronto Ghosts does,
background research before
going to ascene; they know it
unsafe to go in blind,
Whenever someone calls
organization only provides
history to help explain why
these things happen. .They do
not clear or exorcised haunted
"We don’t show. up with
proton energy- packs," said
Krutila with a laugh; "I’ve
never been slimed.. If I can
help you figure out who she is
and enjoy the trip along the
way, I’m happy."
Despite the hotel’s
apparent luqk in 1883, another
fire spread through Port Perry
inl884, and this one left nothing of the hotel except cinders
and its blackened stone foundation.
All records of the fire and
any deaths that occurred were
burned later in another fire
that burned the newspaper
After the fire, Ireland sold
the/land to Andy Campbell
who put up a carpentry shop
there. In 1913, James Carnegie
bought the land from
Campbell and built .a twostorey red brick house using
the old foundation.
and Louisa Murray
bought the house,’and lived in
what became, the. Murray
House; In 1979;;. after being
rented by someone :with the
last name Murray as well, the
Murray House was turned into
a tea shop and restaurant.
Rumours of hauntings
began to circulate around Port
Perry at this time and the couple who ran the restaurant also
started to notice strange
things; Carol Morrow and
Peter Kirk, who ran the Murray
House, later sold the property
to Whitney and Mark
she was asked by her brother,
HE A LT H & FI TNES S
TorontoGhosts.org is also used
as a stomping ground for people who need validation for
what they have seen or heard.
Basically, the investigations on
the page are 2/3 history and
1/3 ghost stories.
stressed that the site shows
people "how very dark and
gruesome our history really is.
"It helps preserve our heritage," she explained after
making a joke of how uninteresting history seems in school.
Krutila began researching
for the society because she was
the sister with a car. Being a
them or leaves them. e-mail
concerning a haunting, they
always believe them.
"My job is to. report the
story to you, whether it’s real
or not," Krutilasaid.. ;
Their main concern is making sure the people are. serious
about what they want. This
"1 just want you to trust me |
and invite me into your house s
to tell me what’s wrong," she j
added with a smile,
One of the many hauntings
listed on this website is of a
British-style pub in Port Perry.
Jester’s Court, notorious
Queen Street, isits tales of ghosts and haunt-
Continued on page 11
October 31, 2000 11
ghosts breathing down your neck
Continued from page 10
At first the new owners
hadn’t heard of the haunttngs, but were soon to learn
about the ghosts of the property.
"We had just bought the
house when one night the
dog went crazy," Boyle’s book
quotes Whitney as
"She was bearing her teeth
She went to table 13 and
started barking. We didn’t
know what to think. We had
just moved in. We were not
aware of the ghost stories."
The Frccmans told of this
tind other experiences on The
’Dini Petty Show.
" In 1986
they sold the
house to Niki Bafnbridge and
she continued to run the
place until 1997
She got to know the
ghosts quite well, as she and
her family lived in the
upstairs portion of the house.
After she sold the business
in 1997, the house was turned
’into Jester’s Court.
Throughout this history,
numerous owners, patrons
and friends have witnessed a
child playing at the bottom of
the stairs or plates being flung
from the wall.
People have seen lights go
on and off and have heard a
female voice beckoning them.
The current manager of
Jester’s Court, Debbie Burton,
has been working there for
three years and has come to
!accept that the ghosts are not
"This Is more their home
’than it is mine," said Burton.
’’I’m here a lot, but this is
After so many years of
working there, Burton has
seen plates thrown off the
walls, salt shakers tossed at
’people’s heads, and pictures
turn sideways and remain
She says these apparitions
don’t frighten her because
she now knows they won’t
One night while she was
closing up, she noticed something moving in the restaurant:
"I was putting glasses in
the dishwasher and when ,1
turned, it was the ghost lady
beside me at the bar," she
. "I just looked at her and
s’aid ’Oh, thank God it’s just
I was relieved it wasn’t
somebody else. Then, she
just sort of drifted across the’
dining room and by the time
she got to the other side of
the room, she had dispersed."
Burton described the
woman as being around five
foot two, with grey hair up in
a bun, and wearing a worn
out dark dress that flowed
right to the floor.
Her guess is that the
woman was an old worker
from the inn, as the ghost
WOrkalways Seems tO be
Photo by Ambar Gilbert
THE JESTER HOUSE: To most it seems to be a quiet old house. But to those who know better, It’s not,
because it’s known for its haunted status
"When my daughter was
Burton has heard her first working here, she
playing with the cutlery, thought there was a waitress
opening and closing the grabbing her from behind,
kitchen door, and making pushing her through the dinnoises in the bathrooms.
ing room," told Burton.
"She said Tine, I’ll get out
Burton also suspects that
the infamous ladies’ wash- of your way!’ When she
room where patrons have turned around, there was no
been locked in the stalls was one there."
Now, many patrons wanonce a bedroom.
On one occasion, she was der through the old fashioned
waiting on three men upstairs pub not knowing anything of
and an ordinary night turned the history or ghost stories.
; Men lean on the old dark
into a nightmare for them.
"I had just served- them wood that is polished to a lustheir last round of di-iriks," trous sheen, unaware that
there may be someone sitting
"Next thing I knew, I had in the.. high-backed upholthree screaming men running stered chair across from
down the stairs, saying there them.
Laughter bubbles from the
was some old lady after them.
They said it was the’ghost unsuspecting patrons who are
there to enjoy the friendly
After she tried to console dinner atmosphere
. No one would ever hear if
them, the men told Burton
that they wouldn’t be coming souls from long ago were
back if the ghosts would be joining in the laughter.
Waitresses march up and
However, many patrons down the stairs where the
return because of their curios- notorious little girl has been
seen playing with her toys,
ity aliout the hauntings.
Some think it adds to the the very stairs that patrons
marched on long ago,
"I don’t know about
Burton’s daughter continued working there even after ghosts," said Dave Sherr, who
she felt a presence.
was enjoying his beer at
"I would like to know
who broke the window in the
It’s sure cold in there."
McDonald have lived in Port
Perry for 26 years and have
frequented the business since
it was the Murj.ay.House
. They have never seen or
heard any unexplained things
while dining there, but they
believe spirits do inhabit the
"We don’t even think
about them while we’re
here," Maggie explained
while glancing at her husband,
"They wander around periodically," added Paul, returning her glances.
Mike Ward, a customer
eager to tell his tales of
apparitions, has been coming
to Jester’s Court for about a
He had never seen anything there, until that night.
"I went upstairs to the can,
and on my way up there,
1 noticed nobody was
around," Ward said.
"I stopped before walking
down the aisle.
I stood in the corner,
ready to go into the men’s
The women’s door creaked
open and then closed.
No one was there, 1
It was probably the ghost
that inhabits here."
"I walked up there. I’d like
to see a ghost," Katie Ward,
Mike’s wife, added.
"I checked all of the stalls
but there was nobody there."
These patrons admit that
part of the charm of Jester’s
Court is the ghost stories.
We all love to hear creepy
tales of the unknown.
As Toronto Ghosts grows
in popularity, so do creepy
ghost movies like Sixth Sense
and Stir of Echoes.
Maybe it is our need to
know, or maybe we just love
the thrill of being scared.
"I don’t need to go to
Wonderland and ride on a
roller coaster," concluded
"I just need a really creepy
liouse and a flashlight and I
can get that same lurching
feeling in my stomach.
It’s high energy and it’s
12 THE CHRON/CIE
October 31, 2000
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There s a new que en in town
BY KAREN COYLE
For the second set, Twiggy
was carried to the stage by two
of her dancers, like an
Egyptian queen. She then performed to the song Walk like
an Egyptian, accompanied by
four back-up dancers. At the
end of the song, she was carried off the stage again.
Gloria Day then came out
wearing a little black sparkly
outfit and did another cute little dance routine.
Then last, but not least,
Maxx returned wearing a huge
black trench coat. Part way
Spiked heels, sparkling
dresses, talent contest; it’s not
your regular beauty pageant.
It’s the Crowning of the New
Queen, drag queen that is!
Club 717, Oshawa’s gay and
lesbian bar, hosted its annual
Crowning of the New Queen
contest on Oct. 20. The new
queen of 717 is local drag
queen Twiggy. Toronto queen
Maxx placed second, followed
by Gloria Day.
Cliardonay, and Former Queen
mom, Ebony, hosted the show.
Chardonay started the night
off by doing a Britney Spears
For the talent portion, each
contestant performed two
songs. Twiggy started off by
performing to a cover of Lucy
in the Sky with Diamonds.
Two back-up dancers accompanied her. Halfway through
the song, her dancers hooked
her up to cables hanging from
"Flying is something I’ve
wanted to do for a long time,"
Twiggy said after the show.
Next, Gloria Day, the
youngest of the participants,
came out wearing almost
nothing. She was wearing a
.The crowd broke out in
laughter and cheers. After she
was finished, Ebony said, "I’ve
seen people jump through
h«?ops, I’ve even seen a drag
queen fly. But I’ve never seen
anyone stroke their monkey
on stage." That comment
received plenty of laughter
from the crowd.
’Next there was tlic evening
gown competition. Twiggy
came out wearing a
gown, which she made herself,
NEW QUEEN OF 717: Twiggy (middle) and her
backup dancers. Twiggy’s floating a couple feet off
the ground during the talent portion.
bikini with bright red feathers huge, colourful headpiece.
all over it. She performed an
It. was full of feathers, little
excellent little dance number.
Up next was Ms. Maxx. She
walked out to the stage wearing asimple black dress and a
long, purplish-coloured ball
Pholo by Karen Coylo
the ceiling and she finished
the song about three feet
above the ground. That stunt
received an excellent reaction
frorn, the crowd as well as the
through the song she revealed
a monkey hand puppet and
proceeded to sing a duct with
cardboard buildings, a 1947
Coke bottle. and the words
New York. She performed to
the song New York, New York.
as she does most of her
"It took three days and over
nine metres of cloth to make
that dress," said Twiggy "I’ll
never do that again." She was
wearing a jewelled tiara, necklace and earrings, wnich she
also made herself, as well as
Twardowski is on top of technology
BY MANDY O’CONNOR
courses and attends workshops. Recently she attended
information sessions about
Power Point and Adobe.
The constant change in
her work area is another reason for staying up-to-date
with advancements in tech-
One by one, she picks a
blank card from the neverending stack. Like a game of
Battleship, she reads the student’s grades and manually
punches them into the card.
First is A6, then B7, .next is
C8, next is a new card.
The job is keypunch operator, The operator’s name is
Although the punch card
may seem ancient compared
to the Internet, email or computers in general, this job
isn’t from the Stone Age.
For example, Twardowski
has been responsible for integrating three email systems
during her years at Durham.
First was HP Desk and second
was Lotus Notes. The newest
email system Fs ’Outlook,
which is currently being used
"It’s been quite exciting to
see all the changes as you
go," she said. "You never
know when you come in
what you’re going to be
She may be teaching class,
trouble shooting or helping
someone convert a computer
Actually, keypunch operator was Twardowski’s job at
Durham -College ; in 1970,.
when she begarrhercareer.
However, as technology
changed, so has Twardowski’s
job at the school.
Currently, she works at the
help desk in B232A. She has
gone from punch cards to
modern computer systems.
Faculty and staff computer
training is her main responsibility. These days she is
teaching Outlook, the newest
One of the most satisfying
parts of her job is trouble
shooting when staff arid faculty have computer problems, she said.
For example, a professor is
trying to put together a
the clothes for her back-up
The question for Twigg)
was: "Do you think gay anc
lesbian shows such as Ellen
and Will and Grace are gooc
for the gay community?"
Twiggy answered by saying
"Yes, 1 believe those shows dc
a good job at portraying rea
life, and I think they have E
positive effect on society.’
Fellow drag queen Barb Win
believes Twiggy answered thai
Gloria Day was next, wearing a long, puffy, blue, satim
dress and matching shawl
Maxx then came out wearing c
long, fitted, black sparki)
received a huge round ol
applause from the audience.
Before the decision wa;
announced, Chardonay anc
Ebony gave out a few awards ol
They decided to recognizt
certain individuals who havi
done a lot for the club anc
show their appreciation. Then
were awards such as "Hardest
working member" and th(
"Martha Stewart" award.
Then all three contestant!
were called up to the stage
Each participant seemed tc
have her own cheering sectior
in the club, but when Twiggy
was crowned queen, the whoU
club shook with applause anc
BY CRYSTAL CRIMI
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Regardless of what the
day’s tasks may include,
.Twardowski is sure to have a
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PROUD TO BE ATDURHAM: Doris Twardowskis
is the one DC staff go to for computer help.
Power Point presentation, This is where Twardowski’s
expertise is important and
The professor might have put to use.
To ensure she will be able
the information she needs,
but isn’t sure how to make a to
clear presentation with it. Twardowski takes upgrading
smile on her face and an honest and helpful approach to
the task at hand, according to
her co-worker Kelly Greaves.
Her positive outlook on
her job is obvious in the satisfaction she feels "being here
"People have been so nice,
that I’m proud to be a part of
opportunity to win a
free Molson Ex fridge,
among other Molson Ex
"The whole promotion is: you buy a
Molson Ex and get a
says Paul Makutra. bartender for EP Taylor’s.
The ticket could
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or hats, but after you
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The winner of tlie
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14 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
It’s time to tap your feet while you eat
students want it
they will get it
next year, but
students have to
realize that they
are going to
have to sacrifice
other events for
ing Into finding a company to
lease them the internet radio
thought: okay, fine, companies would just love to try it
minimum of $3,000 and could
be installed on a weekend, Ellis
"I tliink there is true value
in us adding speakers (in the
cafeteria)," he said. "With
The DCSA could
bring in local or
I think there is
student DJs and
true value in
over to the cafeus adding
teria on occa-
speakers in the
put into the would
The speakers the ceiling.
would help facil- That would
itate a move of minimize the
some of the risk of them
DCSA’s events being damfrom tlie pub to aged.
Will Ellis, DCSA President
Right now the has to approve the speakers,
out with DC, it would just be a cafeteria lias no sound system. according to Ellis, and with the
test thing," said Ellis, "But
The events in the cafeteria expansion of the cafeteria as
tlien 1 thought about it - why wouldbecalled "Entertainment part of the SuperBuild project
waste $10,000 to maybe at Lunch" and would probably the college had concerns with
$20,000 on set-up?"
Tuesdays and the Idea.
money would liave paid for Thursdays, said Ellis.
On Oct. 18 the college
The DCSA is going to play approved the speakers at a
computers, fax and phone
iines, and people who were current music in the cafeteria. Policy and Procedures meet"We don’t want students ing. They will be installed in
qualified to run the station, he
arguing over (music) ... we just November or January.
"The money could go to want to have one set of top-40
something else, i.e. putting on type music being played the
a rave for students," said Ellis. whole entire time," said Ellis.
"Students pay for the events
"You go into the cafe and all
that we offer, (so) how could you hear (are) the cell phones
we offer events that were so ringing and stuff like that"," he
said. "The people who are
Last year during his cam- actually there just want to
paign Ellis said he would try to relax and stuff, so it (will be)
get an internet radio station. sort of like a pub atmosphere
BY MANDY O’CONNOR
He said he never promised it to without the smoke (and) the
sion, he said.
Another benefit would also be
audience in the
cafeteria COITIWill Ellis
pared to the pub.
"It is also beheficial to the college to helve speakers in there
... (because) they rent out the;
Ellis thinks that moving the’
events would give the DCSA’
another way to rcacli out to students. "I think students have
told me enough that they want!
something in the cafeteria."
Don Hargest: 25 years
at Durham college y
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while he was executive
director of the business division and computer information systems (CIS).
Along with a couple of
colleagues, he decided to
change the college’s computer system. At this time,
the entire computer system
was run out of the business
section, explained Hargest.
change meant a lot of saved .
information that once took
between four and six weeks
to process and view now
The computer system
change was not without risk.
Had the change not been
successful, Hargest jokingly
well, he is responsible for
physical resources, includ- said that his career’at
ing helping to buy land and Durham could have ended
maintaining existing build- then and there.
However, his career at
Beginning his career as a Durham was-far from over.
night school teacher, it was- During his 25 years at the
n’t .long before Hargest college,, he has not only
becamechair of the business worked ih^varibus departdepartment; responsible for ments, but "also represented
;the two-year business
^pro- the College in other coungram; ">".’"’; .": :: ’<- . ’ tries.
"I’m one of the few peoHargest travelled to
in the finance area that Thailand as a representative
as delivered programs and of Oshawa. He also travelled
run college programs," said to East Germany, where he
was told that he was one of
His extensive experience the first educational deleat the college does not stop gates allowed into East
He has been the director
He now spends his time
of industrial liaison, respon- working to keep the school
sible for government fund- financially healthy, during
ing and training as well as rapidly changing times.
adult training and apprenChange is why Hargest
enjoys his job.
However, one of the
"It’s always changing. It’s
accomplishments Hargest is not steady. We are living in
most proud of happened pretty interesting times,"
The problem, said Ellis, was
the small number of people
who could listen at once.
The DCSA then started look-
(lie risk of tlie
As sort of a accidentally
replacement for being damthe
radio station the DCSA wants
DCSA is trying to get speakto get speakers ers
He said the reason the DCSA
lias not had events in the cafeteria in the past is because they
would have to sign out the
speakers from the college’s
Media Services. They would
have to run
As one of his c>impaign
issues last year, Will Ellis president of the Durham College
Student Association, said lie
would try to get an internet
radio station for students. The
reason he did not get one is
"The cost was so great, and 1
could not as a human being,
do that," he said.
The cost was about $1,400
per month and the radio station would allow only 50 people to listen at one time or else
it would slow down, according
"Even though I do see a
need for it, I don’t think the
need is tliat great," lie said.
"We don’t see any value in
having an internet radio station that only allows 50 students at a time to listen to it."
Last April, Ellis and Andre
Boudreau, the Student Centre
manager, started researching
the internet radio station and
what it would require. They
contacted the college and set
up a meeting at which the college offered to let the DCSA
use some of its extra internet
BYY DAWN DE SOUZA
What’s new with Durham
College ’ s Whitby campus
BY TARA-LYNN HANSEN
all of the activities are not
meant for every student at
Students who attend the
Every activity that takes
Whitby campus have been place at the Oshawa campus is
known to feel teftout in a num- meant only for full-time stuber of ways, including student dents.
council activities that happen
The reason is that they are
at the Oshawa campus.
the people who pay for it,
But Will Ellls, student presi- through fees included in their
dent for Durham College, feels tuition. Part-time students do
that he has been as fair as he not pay those fees, and do not
could be, and would appreciate have a student card.
Whitby students approaching
They are not intended to
him If they have problems. take part. The reason that Ellis
There is a meeting once a puts more emphasis on the
month during the common Oshawa campus is because the
lunch for both campuses (noon Oshawa campus has 5,550 fullThe meeting time students, and the Whitby
to 2 p.m.).
includes class presidents from campus has 250.
the Oshawa campus and
"At Whitby there is a small
amount of people who are fullWhitby campus.
"They came yesterday (Oct. time students, most of them are
24) and had no complaints," above 30, male and have famisaid Ellis.
He said Oshawa campus is, of
They truly do not care about
course, his main priority, and the events that we put on. The
he cannot fix problems that he younger ones complain to facdoes not know exist.
ulty members; I hear nothing."
"Of course we are not totally
Ellis said he has been there
focusing directly on Whitby, on numerous occasions and no
but we are getting no feedback one comes to talk about probsaying that we are doing some- lems. He said the only people
complaining at Whitby are
EHis wanted to point out that part-time students, and he canChronicle Staff
not do events for them because
they are part-time.
Ellis thinks It is important to
let the Whitby students know
that he does care, and does
make many attempts to include
"We put on Yuk Yuk’s down
at Whitby,, to all right results;
we had people down there selling Edwin tickets last week,
with zero sold, and zero sold for
the sex pub."
Ellis even went as far as keeping tickets on hold at the front
desk for Whitby students that
they could pick up the night of
the event at the advance ticket
price. All they had to do was
"I even hold tickets if
Whitby students were to call us;
we will do that for no other students."
During the first week of
school, Ellis planned a free barbecue for the first week of
school at the Whitby campus.
Another point that Ellis is
quite proud of is the fact they
have an employee at the
Whitby campus to promote
events. This is the first year
they have had a person in this
BY MEDARDO RIVERA
After a month of living in their new apartment, Chris Fasciano and
Hannah Malach didn’t
know they had a roommate living with them.
This roommate would
only meet with their cat
behind some cardboard
boxes in the apartment.
Sometimes , it would
only leave traces of skin,
but it wouldn’t reveal
Until one day when
Malach was playing
Nintendo, and the roommate revealed itself by
suddenly showing its
head and sticking its
tongue out at Malach.
The neighbour who
had been living with
them for about a month
was not an ordinary
It was a 2 1/2-foot
Two weeks before she
found the snake Malach
said she saw snakeskin in
She never thought
there would be a snake
living with them.
She said that after she
found the skin, her cat
was sniffing at some
cardboard boxes and
jumping at the same
But she never went to
check what was going
Her reaction when she
saw the snake was, "oh
my god!, "oh my god!"
She called Fasciano at
the college but the line
She then decided to
call her best friend, who
is not afraid of snakes,
and her friend put the
snake in a plastic container.
Malach then called
Oshawa Animal Services.
She said a person from.
Animal Services told her
that because they live
near a ravine, chances
are tlie snake came from
John Williams, an
employee with the
Oshawa Animal Services,
said the snake is not poisonous, and it is native
to the Oshawa area.
16 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
L et your resume work for you
BY MANDY O’CONNOR
chronological is probably your
best bet," said Jan Lean, Career
Shop co-ordinator. "That’s the
traditional format and many
employers do.prefer that simply because they’re familiar
with that layout. It gives you a
chance to demonstrate that
you’ve progressed in your
career and that your skills have
You can spend hours writing a resume, but whether it
goes in the potential employee
pile or the garbage can, can
take only minutes to decide.
To make sure your resume
doesn’t end up in the garbage,
it needs to catch the potential
Knowing how to write an
effective resume makes this
Second is the functional
resume. It highlights skills
and accomplishments, and
works well when there’s no relevant work experience.
Most important is highlighting experience and contributions, regardless of the format, said Lean.
"Oftentimes, people include
what I call a dry shopping list
of their duties," she said. "For
First, tliero are two resume
formats that serve different
included and then they list
something. It doesn’t really
tell how well you did."
An example Lean .gives is:
"Someone’s been a bank teller
"If you have recent, relevant
experience and education, the
someone else edit it, adds
for five years and they’re
applying for a bank teller job.
A banker doesn’t need to be
told what a banker does. They
need to know why I should
hire you over other bank
Focusing on accomplishments and the difference they
made is key to doing this, said
Lean. This brings a resume to
life. Also, because a resume
speaks for the person submitting it, the impression it gives
is critical. Avoiding common
mistakes makes a good impres-
difference, said Cronin.
"When they’re dropping it
Another mistake, is using (the resume) off, they bring
the same resume and cover let- friends, a girlfriend, mother, or
ter for every job they apply for, someone else with them, 1
don’t even look at the resume
"Another mistake we see Is if that happens. It goes in a
using the same cover letter and pile and we don’t look at it."
Cronin also recommends
resume for many applications
and not targeting their audi- speaking directly with the
manager, shaking hands and
"1 think that you should making eye contact.
have several different resumes
"Just relax, because that will
for different jobs," adds ’ show how you can be at work.
"For instance, if You want It to reflect your perCronin.
you’re going to work in retail, sonality."
The resumes speak for
you’re going to want to list all
the retail experience. One per- themselves, adds Cronin.
Students needing help makson can have five different
resumes, depending on what ing their resume reflect .their
their experience has been and abilities, skills and experiences
have two choices. There’s the
what they’re applying for."
However, an effective Career Shop, located in the
resume won’t ensure an inter- Simcoe building. However,
view. The way the.resume is there is a fee for services.
Students can also get assissubmitted is also important.
The way that the person tance
how, they Employment Centre room
approach the manager make a B205.
The most common mistakes
are grammar mistakes and
spelling errors, said Theresa
Cronin, manager of Campus
Crew. Cronin gives the example of misspelling the names
of previous employers.
"For Instance, Tim Horton’s
spelled with an o, not an i."
These mistakes are made
because people depend on
spell check and don’t have
Internet access is monitored at Durham
BY AMANDA PEREIRA
Internet pornography is an
issue that is taken seriously at
Durham College, according to
Gerry Pinkney, executive
Whether students know it
or not, the web sites they visit
on any DC computer are monitored for content.
Pinkney could not elaborate on exactly how student’s
computer activities are monitored, but he did explain how’
DC prevents students from
accessing sites that the college
has made taboo.
"We have identified sites
Pinkney said. "Those sites
have been put on our ’firewall’. which restricts any
workstation from accessing
those sites. It’s a form of censorship, but in a way that is
The "firewall" on DC’s net-
work is , similar to ’a "net
nanny" system for PCs, as it
assures that sites deemed inappropriate cannot be reached
from computers in the school.
falls, under human rights and
harassment, and. we have. a
policy, for all of it," ’said
Pinkney, who urges students
to file complaints if they see
others visiting offensive sites.
"There’s more to it than just
"(Students) can’t use computing facilities for personal business gain, you can’t violate.
accounts...there’s a long list."
Pinkey suggested that complaints regarding Internet
abuse at DC should be directed
to either tlie faculty member
in the lab, or if you’re in the
Commons, the staff at the
Because this is such a sensitive issue, students need to be
aware of the rules and regula’«"--.--T.^iaB.
Internet etiquette at
BY AMANDA PEREIRA
The Internet is available
to every DC student, ’but
there are some guidelines
that students should know
when surfing the net in
Copying files to servers,
playing and installing
obscene; vulgar or harassing
material .will not be tolerat-
ed, as such behaviour falls
under the Durham College
Discrimihatipn / Policy.,
Receiving the material is an
offence, as well as sending
or showing it to unwilling
recipients or viewers.
Internet games, copying
The bottom line: the
and employing viruses, Internet should be used for
engaging in chat groups research and e-mail, not for
and installing password or illegal purposes, which
security hacking programs includes any sites that have
are direct violations of DC’s been prohibited by federal
or provincial statutes.
computer use policy.
Sending or displaying
tions that DC has set out.
These rules are available in
the student handbook, the
warnings that. pop up after
logging on to .a computer
within the school and the
booklet on computer use that
can be found’ in the
"It’s not up
to us to make
sure the student knows,"
Pinkney stated. "It’s up to the
student to make sure that they
are aware of, and comply with,
"The whole process and
policy of allocating discipline
has to be done in an equitable’
way/" explained Pinkney.
- For those iwho let curiosity "The level of discipline is what.
.get the best of them; the result is equitable based on the viola-,
of downloading ; Internet tion.OEvery.case ,is different; Ifj
pornography ’is ’ expulsion (the student) is willing to apolfrom DC, which can vary ogize and co-operate, the disdepending on the circum- ciplinary action might not bei
stances surrounding the viola- as harsh."
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Need advice on writing a cover letter?
BY MANDY O’CONNOR
However, a cover letter is
essential with every resume. It
is the chance to sell yourself to
"You kind of have to put
yourself in the potential
employer’s shoes and think,
To whom It may concern,
what are their greatest needs?"
I am miserable at my curThere are two types of cover said Lean. "What are the chalrent job because my boss hates letters, explains Jan Lean, lenges they face in their area?
me. Although I have no expe- Career Shop co-ordlnator. The Then open with a sentence
rience being editor of a news- cold-call cover letter is used that would capture thc-lr attenpaper, I do occa’sionally read when you don’t know job tion.
the comics. I also hold the details. In this case, it’s critical
For example, "I am familiar
company record for the most to catch the reader’s attention. with your company’s reputaFor example, "1 found your tion as a top publication in
burgers flipped, while saving
the restaurant from a near fatal ad for a sales associate and I Canada. I think my skills and
grease fire and getting all believe that my extensive sales work experience could help
background and selling ability the company maintain that
If you ask anyone; they’ll qualify me for the job. Let me reputation."
This lets employers know
tell you I’m one smart cookie. briefly explain why."
Since there Is obviously no one
The second is used when you’ve taken the time to find
better than me for the job, I’ll details about the job are avail- out background information.
The second step is the body
be expecting a call from you able. For this letter, target the
soon. along with notice of my introduction to the particular of the letter. It’s here that
employer and job. Unlike the resume information in related
above cover letter, use the to the job.
Signed eventually yours.
"You want to highlight your
When you are job hunting, employer’s name, instead of
your cover letter should look beginning with "to whom it best skills and abilities, experience targeted to the compamay concern."
nothing like this example.
needs and perhaps
include a brief statement that
alludes to the enclosed
resume," said Lean. "Maybe
highlight a couple of key
accomplishments and tilings
you have done that have
added value or made a contribution where you have
This demonstrates to the
employer why you are the person for the job. It gives concrete examples of your skills
and their impact.
The final step Is the conclusion.
"I would suggest, especially
if it’s one that’s again an unsolicited one, that you indicate
how you will be following up,"
said Lean. "You want to send
them the cover letter and
But then, after
they’ve *had a chance to road
it, you want to ensure that
they got the information they
need, that they have their
questions answered. Ideally,
you want to try and get an
It’s also critical that you tailor the cover letter to the job
you’re applying for. You do
this by avoiding unrelated job
experience and irrelevant
"There should be a separate
cover letter for each employer.
You don’t want it to look like
junk mail," added Lean.
By avoiding cliches, exaggerations, irrefevant information, and complaints about
current or past employers, as
was done in the example cover
letter, you will be off to a good
Students looking for more
information about cover letters and resumes can go to the
career resource centre in B205.
Mail boxes are available at Durham
BY BATHOOL-ALI RIZVI
Durham College has a
mailbox! Two actually. One is
located just outside the bookstore and the other beside the
elevator on the main floor.
Mark. Andralojc picks up
the mail around 4:30 each
day, even though the box says
3 p.m. Andralojc has been
working at Durham College
for 12 years in shipping and
receiving and mailroom,
"I empty the mailboxes
everyday around, 4:30 p.m.,
giving students some extra
time to get their mall In," said
Andralojc. "Then 1 personally
drop the mall off every night
at the post office in downtown Oshawa. From there
the mail is sent to downtown
Toronto for further sorting."
bookstore and conveniently
"It seems to get busy drop it off in the box.
around Christmas time, when
Stamps come in three
people are mailing cards and denominations: 46 cents for
anywhere in Canada, 55 cents
things," said Andralojc.
College has for the U.S. and 95 cents for
always had a mailbox on cam- international. If your envepus. The student box, beside lope is 9x12 then the charges
the bookstore, has been in automatically change. The
that location for about seven minimum for a ^xl2 enveyears. St’udents can buy lope for Canada is 92 cents,
stamps and envelopes at the
for the U.S. it’s $1.25 and for
international it is $1.50.
These prices will change if the
envelope is heavy. It is better
to have it weighed and properly stamped before it is
dropped In the box.
"Remember to seal and
stamp envelopes, because
otherwise 1 won’t be able to
send them," said Andraloic.
"And feel free to use the
mailbox; it’s here for you."
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AngieYouroukis : woman of action
didn’t exist before.
Even though her view has
changed, one thing remains
the same she still enjoys her
BY KATIE COVEOS
There’s a poster on Angie
Youroukis’ office wall which
reads in big yellow letters,
"Women Of Action".
Youroukis perfectly. During
her 25-year career at Durham
College she’s worked in five
different departments; she has
been the chief steward of the
faculty union for 20 years; she
sits on numerous college com-
"I get new students every
year. It’s not the same job
Getting new students every
year means new and sometimes unusual moments in the
mittees such as the Union college committee, academic
council and affirmative action
Born in Greece, Youroukis
moved to Toronto at a young
She studied dental
hygiene at the University of
Toronto. After graduation,
she moved to Oshawa, working as a Dental Hygienlst. She
later applied for a job at
Her first job at Durham was
Pholo by Kalle COVBOS
LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS: Sitting In her office,
helping start the dental
Angle Youroukis, a technology teacher, rememhygiene program, where she
bers when she first started out 25 years ago.
stayed for 12 years. She has
also worked in the Women in
Trades and Technology pro- two years) and Technology first started out in that very
gram (for one year), Academic (for seven years).
office. Her view was a lot difUpgrading (for three years),
Looking out her office win- ferent then. All she sees now
General Arts and Science (for dow, she remembers when she are the tops of buildings that
Forget the sun, now you
can tan during the winter
A couple years ago, one of
her technology students wanted to show the class his now
tattoos and ended up dropping his pants (the tattoos
were on his thighs).
Working in various departments, she has had a lot of
opportunities for challenge,
which she says has been the
best part of working at
Her biggest challenge has
been getting students to
understand how important
the English language is. But
that can also come with
Her first year teaching,
Youroukis had a Hungarian
student who hardly spoke any
English. The greatest accomplishment was to have that
student pass. "She and I are
still good friends," says
BY AMANDA DIMELOW
"People who don’t produce a lot of
melanin in their skin may go in the tanning
bed and they’re just going to burn," she said.
"Or they’re going to turn a reddish colour
and then it’s going to be gone within a day."
The safest way to maintain a tan is to use
sunless tanning products. The most common of these products is the self-tanner.
"When you apply it to the skin you want
to put it on very thin and very evenly, making sure your very careful around your wrist,
elbow and knee areas, because if you don’t
get it on evenly you’ll see where the product
was not rubbed in.properly," said the owner
One disadvantage of self-tanning
lotions is that if it
evenly it will look
Beautiful bronze tans everywhere.
It isn’t summer any more, so how are people tanning during the colder season?
The most popular way of tanning over the
winter months is to visit tanning beds. Many
people are concerned with health issues and
question whether tanning beds are a safe
method of tanning;
’ "In this industry you can never say that
tanning is safe," said the owner of Sandals
Suntanning in Oshawa. "There’s regulations
that dictate that we are not allowed to advertise that tanning beds are safe. They are a
controlled environment. That’s a
better way of
and UVB rays
change arid can be
either high or low.
In a tanning bed
the UVA arid UVB
stay the ’same.
Tanning beds are
your exposure time
, "When you go
in a tanning bed
because it’s controlled arid we’re
time gradually - If
.It’s done properly
you can avoid the
burning part, and
the burning part is
what’s bad for you
in the long run,"
There arc a few
streaky across your
of sunless tanning
is Elusun, a herbal
Teaching for .25 years,
Youroukis has a lot of memories, the most outstanding
being the conversations she
and her late colleague, Fred
King, used to have about the
philosophy of teaching.
"1 can’t believe I’ve been
here for 25 years. It doesn’t
feel like 25 years," says
Youroukis. Especially because,
when applying for the job, she
thought she’d be here for only
Working in so many different departments, she has
learned to be open and adaptable to change. She has also
learned patience. "I’m not
really good at that, but I’m
still learning," she says. And
her students are still teaching
her new and interesting
like the latest
In three years, Youroukis
retires, "I’m looking forward
to that, but I like teaching,
obviously, or else I wouldn t
have been here for this long,"
Surely even after retirement
Angie Youroukis will still be
on the move. After all, like the
motto on her office wall, she’s
a "woman of action".
No haunted house,
no scary zombies
BY CRYSTAL CRIMI
shouldn’t tan at all because they will only
The haunted wild west in
Doc ville, a wild west town
created by Steve Holliday in
Newcastle, was a success last
year, but it will not be running this year.
"I’ve had everybody calling
me back: I’d like to have more
time to be able to do it again,
but it takes a couple months
of time just to organize it and
get it going," said Holliday.
"I heard about it last year,"
said Cassy McSwan, a
Durham College student disappointed because the haunted house won’t be held this
year. "Lwas. locking-forward
to seeing what it was like this
said that doing
the haunted house in his
western, pioneer theme park
was a lot of fun last year, but
he just did not have the time
"We had a haunted wild
west town tour and then we
had a big haunted maze," said
Holliday. "It was all done up
like Frankenstein’s crib."
Also included in last year’s
haunted wild west were 20
live actors dressed up like
zombies and other demon
creatures, who volunteered
from the Clarke High School
to help bring Holliday’s western town to life.
The wild west town has
been in business for only a
couple of years and last year
was the first year Holliday
made the town haunted for
Halloween. The admission
The wild west town is still
offering regular. tours and
there is a good possibility it
will once again become a
haunted wild west village
pill which is made
of different blends
of A vitamins and
e x, t r a c t s .
according to Sears
Health Food and
The pill makes
you look tanned
Although it is a
safe way to tan
without the sun it
also works as an
you are outside
tanning or in a tanning bed.
BY BATHOOL-ALI RIZVI
A number of Continuous
Learning workshops are available for November.
Winterizing Your Motorcycle,
the Christmas Decorating
Workshop, Five Easy Ways to
End Pain workshop, and
Sexual Assault Prevention for
The workshops start at var-
ious times and are available at
the Uxbridge campus as well
as the Oshawa campus.
It is advisable to register
To register for a workshop
or to get more information
on a workshop call (905) 7213052 or pick up a copy of the
Continuous Learning fall
2000 course book from the
Continuous Learning office
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Durham professor Judy Spring
running for Ward 7 councillor
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on Nov. 16
College professor Judy Spring is running for Ward 7 councillor in the Nov.
BY OLIVER FERNANDEZ
She has already served on council for
two terms from 1991 to 1997.
Spring, who teaches land planning
and municipal government, has been a
part of the faculty at Durham College
In June she finished serving a twoyear term as the first chair of the
Lakeridge Health Corporation. In that
time a major redevelopment of the hospital was approved and construction of
the new facilities began.
Spring is a member of the Ontario
Legal Aid Appeal Committee for
Durham Region, and chair of the
Ontario Caucus of the National
Association of Canadian Community
Judy Spring, a
ward 7 councillor on Nov.
on council for
from 1991 to
She was a past president of the Robert
McLaughlin Gallery and a recipient of
the YWCA Woman of Distinction
Responding to calls from constituents is important to Spring. Even
Issues like garbage pick-up and road
plowing are important because they
She has always been interested in politics, first going door-to-door canvassing
for Pierre Trudeau,
.photography and other cre-
works by young
Canadians age 12-21.
Baird will discuss various
dilemmas facing young
writers. Problems include
getting published, and
being creative in a technology-controlled world.
Ken-Ann Keoghan, VP of
University Affairs, said th(
UCD event is open to both
university and college stu-
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for a part-time, commissioned sales representative
to make sales visits and calls to businesses located
in the Oshawa area.
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speaker Jean Baird.
Baird Is the publisher of
In 2 Print Magazine; a journal featuring poetry, short
stories, plays, paintings.
The lecture begins at ~i
p.m. in the Gordon Wllle>
building, room 1110.
Admission is free and
refreshments are provided.
The second night of the
Durham Lecture scries, on
Nov. 16, wilt feature guest
Position would appeal to those who are interested
in getting valuable "real life" experience to coincide with course studies related to marketing)
advertising and journalism.
Every Monday night free
Oshawa Kicks is also looking for persons interested
in submitting articles ofcommunity or general
interest for our monthly "good news" publication.
Ideal candidate will have a sincere interest in helping small retail and service using newspaper media.
Ability to design business profiles is a definite
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BY RACHEL CRAIG
Credits or equivalents and credits In
Biology, Physics or Chemistry, English
and Mathematics at the advanced
The face of nursing at .Durham
"Equivalents may include General
College Is changing.
Arts and Science courses," said Walters.
In the fall of 2001, students will
Thexletails for these equivalent courses
enrol in the Collaborative Nursing
are still being worked on.
Program, which involves Durham partTuition costs will increase; students
nering with York University to enable
will pay York University’s fees for all
them to continue to produce nurses.
For all four years, students will regisBeginning in January 2005, nurses
must have a Bachelor’s degree in
ter at York and tlie colNursing Science, not just a diploma, to
lege they are attendobtain their licence to practice nursing.
After the students receive their degree,
Walters said an
they will be eligible to apply to write
aging population and
the Registered Nurse exam.
work, said Winnie I have had more
retiring nurses in
MaryLynn West-Moynes, vice-presi- Gordon, a nursing
Ontario have resulted
dent Academic Excellence and teacher at Durham.
In a growth of health
Innovation at Durham College, said
that students will need to have a will be followed for the
"Nurses are needed
degree, not a diploma to practise as a last two years.
to meet the human
Donna Crow, a secresource needs of the
"As part of the legislative regulations ond-year nursing sturegions throughout the
coming out of the College of Nurses dent at Durham, really
and the Ministry of Education; in order likes the practical
Donna Crow colleges meet the need
to practise as a nurse In Ontario begin- hands-on experience of
of the community and
ning January 2005, you must have a the program.
it is imperative that
"Degree - Nursing" designation," said
"1 have had more
Durham students have
hands-on experience at Durham than I the opportunity to become nurses."
But Mickl Walters, Dean of Health would have attending a university,"
West-Moynes added that nurses in
and Human Studies at Durham, said she sald.Crow wishes the collaborative Ontario have been required to do and
anyone who has written and passed program had come to Durham earlier. know more for about 15 years.
their exams prior to Dec. 31, 2004 will She knows Durham is working out
"Our faculty and our graduates help
be allowed to practise as a registered something with York in terms of trans- make up the College of Nurses and
ferring there after her second year, but they have been part of the request that
A partnership has officially been she will probably have to attend uni- a degree would be part of the training
signed with Seneca College, Georgian versity eventually to obtain her nurs- requirement for nursing."
College and York University to develop ing degree.
Gordon thinks the collaborative
this four-year program. Students will
Changes will occur In the entry program will be excellent for Durham
study for years one and two at Durham requirements to the collaborative pro- College.
College and for years three and four at gram. Currently, a minimum of Grade
"The end product that Durham proYork University.
12 is needed to enter nursing. Under duces will be a good student," said
Although most of the students are the collaborative program, students Gordon. "They will have practical
from the region, York and Durham will must meet York’s admission standards. experience, be self-directed and selfdo everything to make the transition They will need six Ontario Academic motivated."
to the university setting go smoothly.
York is committed to answering students’ questions and helping with
other needs tha.t may arise. There is
also more residences and student housing being built at York to accommodate students who need somewhere to
live, said Walters.
Durham’s present caring curriculum, which includes theory and handson experience, will generally not
The caring curriculum
involves the teacher
acting as a facilitator for
mini-lectures or discussions and the emphasis
is placed on group
Get active in Durham
BY NICHOLAS DANIELS
Funding for this training includes
start-up costs of $3,000 per student for
the partnership for the first year the
program is run. Additional funding
will come from increased tuition and
Increased grants from the government.
The new program will accept 80 students from Durham College, but enrolment can increase to 120.
West-Moynes said that for students
In nursing now, the three-year diploma
program will continue. Durham has
entered into discussions with York for
their second and third years, but nothing has been finalized yet. Durham is
also considering offering the three-year
diploma next year but that wilt be
decided next month.
"Durham has been working towards
the collaboration for seven to eight
years," said West-Moynes.
Walters added that a number of faculty have been involved in the long
process of meeting with York faculty
and negotiating a partnership. They
also looked at faculty credentials to
ensure that teachers arc qualified to
teach university courses.
Gordon said everyone in the faculty
worked together to do what they could
to make sure the partnership went
"Most of the credit goes to the faculty and Micki Walters because they’ve
spent a lot of time working with
Georgian around the curriculum," said
West-Moynes. "My role has been making sure (we) found the (university)
that was the best fit and that appeared
to be York."
West-Moynes added that in choosing York for the partnership, Durham
wanted to ensure the students and faculty will be looked after.
"We want to make sure financially
it’s going to work. It’s got to work here
and it’s got to work at York."
for limited time
Take a hike!
Well, that’s what the second edition map of
Durham trails is encouraging, says’ Patti
Watson, manager. of Tourism for Durham
"It’s been a dream for a long time to have
this type of map," says Watson» "The goal is to
get people out and physically active. For
tourism, the more people we can get into our"
community using our resources, thcThetter off,^
.we are all going to be."
The first edition of the map came out a year
ago. The map was so popular.that there was a
high demand for them to print more. They
decided that if the demand is; so high, they
might as well update the new maps.
"It’s more updating on the information,"
said Watson. "We printed 30 000 (first edition), maps last September. It’s been such a
positive thing that we couldn’t,keep them in
stock. We had to reprint. We decided Instead
of printing as is,’we would revise itslightly.
This year we’ve produced 50 000 new maps.’"
There is information on 12 suggested
cycling routes, 12 area beaches and 29 hiking
trails within this new map. The map details
each trail’s length, level of difficulty, surface
types, access points, points of interest and a list
of contacts for any other questions.
Trie Trails Durham Region maps are .
available free at a number of locations atl over
"It can be found at every library, every
municipal office and every tourist Information
center," said Watson. "Even places like the
Pickering Town Centre,"
To find out where one can be picked up near
you, call the Durham Health Connection Line
BY OLIVER FERNANDEZ
You can still find any
textbook you need for your
fall’ classes at the Durham
College bookstore, but
beginning the week of Nov.
6, the bookstore will start
returning books back to the
After that no college text-
books will remain.
Some university textbooks will still be available,
but these are for full-year
courses. No books will be
available for fall semester
university courses after the
week of Nov. 6.
All books for the winter
semester will be available
beginning January 2001.
Be sure to return
BY MEDARDO RIVERA
their marks withheld.
There are always students
who forget to return their
Do you need your marks? library materials, said Laurie
Well, renew or return your Coleshill, librarian assistant,
but the library reminds them
Have you lost a book? Well, by sending an overdue notice
put your hands on your wallet; through e-mail and mail.
the book needs to be replaced.
Although the library doesn’t
The Durham College library have fines for overdue materiIs reminding students to return als, students have to pay If
or renew library material they lose any books’.
before the end of the semester.
If you. need more informaStudents who don’t return tion, contact Laurie Coleshill
library materials will have at the library.
at (905) 723-8521 or 1-800-841-2729, ext.2158.
The new Brooklin Lions Wilderness
Trail Is also now open for hiking. Further Information about this trail can be found on-line at
24 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
Q ual ity care for your ki ds
Tumbleweeds, with children
,age 21/2 to 3. Then there are
the Mtotos. Mtoto is a Swahili
word meaning child. The children in this group are three to
3.8 years of age.
group is called the Evergreens.
The Evergreens are anywhere
from 3.8 years to six years.
Each section has its own
room for activities, decorated
appropriately for fall. Tiny
coat hooks and cubby holes
for the children arc placed at
the entrance of each room,
along with a bulletin board
that’tells the parents the menu
for the week. The rooms are
divided into learning areas to
help develop the child’s skills.
The Early Learning Centre
lias another room where the
children go for nap time; or if
it’s raining outside, the cots
arc moved and the toys come
There are two playout.
grounds, one in the front that
can be seen from the parking
lot, and one in the back. The
one in back used to have playground equipment but it was
taken down because of government regulations.
"The children don’t miss it
much because the staff play
co-operative games with them
instead. We have gotten a
quote for another." said AnnMarie Ulrlch, manager of the
Early Learning Centre.
All the equipment and
items used by the Early
Photo by Bathool-AII RIzvl
STORY TIME: Stacey Beck enjoys a book with students from the Early
Learning Centre are specified
by government regulations,
provided to the centre in a
binder. This binder has all
the rules and regulations need- children is why I’m here."
The staff does a number of
ed to run a daycare centre.
with the students,
because you are following designed so that they will
everything from the binder, it enjoy and learn at the same
doesn’t mean that you have time." We do anything from
quality in the childcare. The
government just outlines the
physical aspects of running a
daycare. The staff are the ones
who present quality in the
child’s learning." Ulrich is a
1987 graduate of the Durham
College Early Childhood
Education program, and has
been working with the centre
.Grace Smith, Stacey Beck,
Kathy Myers, Kathleen Russell,
and Joy McKay are some of the
staff members at the centre as
well. The majority of the staff
members are Durham College
Smith has been
working here for eight years,
ever since she graduated.
"I love it. Working with
scarf dancing to planting
bulbs, " said Ulrich. "The sky
Is the limit."
" For Halloween, we are
going to have a costume party
and parade, where we will
parade through the college,"
said Smith. "Also we are planning on making a Halloween
The Early Learning Centre is
used by the ECE students as
well. The second-year students may be placed here to
do their fieldwork, and the
first-year students do a child
study. Carol Martin is doing
just that. She is a second-year
ECE student who is doing her
second of three,placements. "I
can’t wait to graduate in June
2001," said Martin.
The students at the centre
enjoy themselves, although
some miss their parents, especially the first few days back
from vacation or a long weekend.
" A few children go through.
Ulrich. " But they adjust within a few days."
The parents of the children
who attend the Early Learning
Centre love the, program. " I
am happy with the Early
Learning Centre, it’s the best
in the region," said Barbara
Suen. Suen is a teacher from.
the Graphic Design program
and she has her second child
" I like the structure of the
program, and the positive attitude of the staff. A happy
careglver is what I want for my
shares Suen’s opinion. Taylor
is a Durham College student
Technology program and has
a daughter attending the Early
" It’s a great program," said
Taylor. "I love it. They’re awesome: .with my daughter."
Children of faculty and students are given priority to the
seats at the Early Learning
Centre; then if space permits’it
is opened to the community.
" The Early Learning Centre
is a daycare centre for students
and faculty, but if we have
space we open up to the community," said Ulrich. "When
the college session Is over in
April, we have space, and that
is when we get more of the
community children."The Early Learning Centre is
open year round from 6 a.m.
to 6:30 p.m., whenever the
college is open, except for
three weeks in August.
Have a Firkin good time at
Qshawa’s newest pub
BY TARA-LYNN HANSEN
Gnesin really wants the new Firkin on
Simcoe Street to be a big part of the communi-
What the Firk is a Firkin ?
That is a question that has been asked over
and over again by patrons who frequent Firkin
pubs. The answer is: "A firkin is a barrel that
was used to mature beer," according to David
Gnesin> franchise director of Firkin Pubs.
A new Firkin pub-is being built towards the
north end.of Simcoe Street. The building itself
used to be a hall. and now it is being renovated
’into a .restaurant/pub, The Firkin on Simcoe
Street will be/opening in about four weeks, but
do not expect a big deal to be made out of It.
"What we normally do is have a soft..opening, so we do not do anything (special) on the
opening night," Said Gnesin: "We normally run
the business for about .three or four weeks, to
iron out all of the problems." However, Gnesin
said that about a month after they open. there
will be an opening party. They usuaify give out
invitations to people and businesses in the area.
Sometimes they invite people from the police
station and the fire station. The owners just
want to see that the community is involved.
’:.- ’.’ .;1 ’.’
’. ’ ’ "’,
"We are very Community orientated; we
sponsor the community sports.teams, as well as
helping.out in charitable projects and so on."
As well as being part of the community, they
want to emphasize the fact that the Firkin is just
not anpther beer house, he said. It is a tasteful
restaurant during the day, and pub at night
"One of the successes of the. group is that we
don’t just allow the booze, we believe that .there
is a package that we give to our customers -
entertainment and great facili-
.’ .’ ’;
"We regard ourselves as an up-market restaurant/pub, we spend a lot of money on the
decor, as you will see," said Gnesin. "We
import carpets from England, and you know we
really are taking care In building (the pub)."
The idea is that this pub is what Oshawa needs,
and Oshawa offers a bright future for the new
"We believe that Oshawa is a lucrative market that .needs an upscale restaurant/pub, and
that is what we offer," said Gnesin.
The centre has about 79
students, full-time and parttime. ranging from 15 months
’to six years. There are nine
full-time and three part-time
staff working with them. The
children are divided into four
groups, according to their age,
and are given a special name.
The first group is called the
toddlers or the juniors. The
children In this age group are
18 months to 2 1/2 years. The
next group is called the
their child functions in
booth is a room with a oneway mirror, used mostly by
parents so they can sec how
"The students seem to he
getting younger and younger."
That’s the phrase a lot of people say when they sec the students of the Early Learning
Centre out on one of their
tours of tlie college.
The Early Learning Centre is
located at tlie Oshavva campus
In the Simcoe building. When
you enter the Simcoe building
parking lot, you can tell by the
fenccd-in playground that
there must children around
somewhere. The lialls by the
Early Learning Centre are
cheerful, with painted apples
and ABCs all over, along with
a paper school bus surrounded
by some of the children’s work
pasted just outside the
entrance to the Early Learning
They also have observation
BY BATHOOL-ALI RIZVI
The Daedalus Project is devil rock!
BY KAREN TWEEDLE
the studio and you’re on a budget, so
at the end you just want to get it
done," says Hawes.
Devilrock. That’s how the memThe band did all the work for this
bers of The Daedalus Project describe album on their own. Even the pho’ tography for the album cover was
Formed in early 1999 by former done by two of the members.
members of Nailed, Soulstorm and DeWilde and Hawes created the cover
Spiritside. The Daedalus Project has a as a collaborative effort.
sound that posseses elements of
Now that the album is finished, the
metal, punk, seventies rock and psy- members of The Daedalus Project can
concentrate on the band’s future.
The band, whose members include:
"I’m looking forward to going back
Paul Wakefield on guitar and vocals, in to do another one," says DeWilde.
The members are all anxious to get
Ryan Hawes on guitar and vocals,
Kevin DeWilde on bass and vocals back in to the studio with the knowland Patrick Harquall on drums, shows edge they gained from making the
obvious influence from bands such as first one..
"We’ve got a formula for this band,
Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age and
we know what works in the studio,"
"It happened almost as a fluke," says Hawes.
Until then,, the members of The
says Hawes. "We started writing
songs when we were together/after a Daedalus Project will continue workwhile we thought the songs were fun ing on new songs as well as beginning
to play and they were good, so why the promotion of their first album.
Now’that the ball is rolling, the
not make it a full-time project?"
A year later the band has just fin- members are realizing the hard work
ished its first album.
required to be successful.
"It’s a lot of work." says DeWilde
Titled Devilrock Superslut, the
album contain.s seven tracks and was "More than it seems."
Each member of the band has com. produced by Rob Sanzo, who has also
Worked with. Voivod arid Scratching mitted a lot of time and effort to this
project and ’the reality of it all Is
Only able to get the studio for one smacking them In the face.
week, the band had to work long days
Hawes’ advice to anyone starting a
to meet their deadline;
band: "Make a’job out of’it; if they
. 11 J’.YOU get- tired after-T4-hour days ’in think8 it’s all about rock; it’s riot- it’s
Devil rock at the
BY KAREN TWEEDLE
The show that released
On Sunday, Oct. 22 The
Daedalus Project held a CD
release party at The
Dungeon for their new
album, Devilrock Superslut.
"I think they’re amazing,"
said Rachel Bailey, "Their
music is like seventies rock,
Performing songs off the
80 per cent business."
The band has stuck together
through their first obstacle and
they’re ready to face more. With the
knowledge from their first album
under their belK they -will-not be
Inclined to make the same mistakes
they have made in the past.
"We’ve played together since we
were young and have had many
’opportunities slip away because’’we
The Crows Nest
The Bald Monkey
All Renuest Saturdays
with DJ R.M.P
The Different Drum
The Different Drum
The Crows Nest
party until 4 a.m.
site has fun stuff that is easy for kids;; ’ ’ ^,
m This site has cool, scary patterns .that can be printed but
and’put right on a’pumpkin.^ / ’.
After tracing the face oh the pumpkin,; cut out a lid on
^". ’’’’i ’. ’. ’’.’’’i
^ ^’’^i:’: ,’’::’..
"Taper the lid so it won’t fall inside," Pingle said. "Use
a light instead of a candle for outside."
- Pingle said hot to waste the insides of the pumpkin.
"Clean the seeds, microwave them dry arid season them."
The jack-o- lantern will last for three to four days before
it starts to look wilted, said Pingle.
Alternative Country with The
Guthries, Another Blue Door and
Cuff the Duke
Monday Nov. 5
The Different Drum
Pagan Pub Moot (upstairs)
Df Steve (downstairs) ’" ,.;
Oshawa. Public Library
Ancient Rome: The founding,
The Crows Nest
the building and the legacy of the No cover for the ladies
The Different Drum
C/assi’c -rock and psycliedalia with
^ock SfRolljam.wMi Bang.Qf 3
^AirperfpnnSrs welcome .’"
The Crows Nest
Phat Fridays ..’
;;;$3 students; $5 guests
Thursday Nov. 2
The Bald Monkey
The Different Drum
.;’; i. Jam’night every second
The Bald Monkey
Looney Toons Tuesday
with DJ R.M.P.
Wednesday Nov. 1
Students free before 10 p.m.
’Halloween is here and it wouldn’t be right without a
jack 6’ lantem.Walter Pingle of Tingle’s Farm Market in
Oshawa shared his tips for making a pumpkin into a jacko-lanterns :
’,., .i’: ’:
- . When carving a pumpkin"with a young kid," ,"use,a safe-.
’y %’^ ’"
He suggested the Internet as a Source of stencils to .use
when tracing the face.
; ..Some sites to try: www.jack-o-lantern.com This site .has^
modem and different stencils for carving f; pumpkins^
Tuesday Oct. 31
weren’t dedicated enough to understand what’s needed to be successful."
Now they know, and not even the
devil can stop them now.
Come out and experience The
Daedalus Project at their CD release
party on Sunday Oct. 22 at The
Dungeon. If you can’t make it, you
can pick up a copy of their CD at
HMV. Also check out their web site;
Free transportation for nil DC
The Different Drum
; ToonieTune in with Df Matt
THE DAEDALUS PROJECT: The boys- Paul Wakefield, Ryan
Hawes, Kevin DeWilde, and Patrick Harquail.
Dungeon Events listing for Oct. 31 - Nov. 5
album, plus some new ones,
The Daedalus Project once
again rocked the audience.
"I always enjoy their
show," saidjulie Patterson.
Shawna Gillen, who
describes their music as
"stonei- rock",.goes to a lot
of the band’s shows.
"I thought it was pretty
wicked," says Gillen. "It was
their best performance."
Copies of their new’
album can be found at HMV
Pholo by Karan Tweedle
Moosefiead Mnrdi Gras Antler
$3 advance, $5 door
26 THE CHRONICLE
October 31. 2000
October 31, 2000
Faces courtesy of Not by Choice
A PERSONAL LOOK AT A
BAND NOBODY KNOWS
BY TABITHA COCHRANE
"That’s the thing about this band we have to scrounge for toilet paper,"
jokes Not By Choice front-man Mike
Bilcox before a rehearsal. "We’re very
Thrifty or not, the Durham-based
punk band has come a long way from
jamming in Mike’s basement back in
The band progressed from alternative rock to a sound with a definite rcggae/ska influence before arriving at the
pop/punk sound they deliver today.
Several line-up changes also took
place during the band’s first few years,
but now consists of Mike on vocals
and guitar, Glenn "Chico" Dunning on
guitar and background vocals, AJ
Bovaird on bass and background vocals
and Bryan Strong on drums.
Mike, 24, but tells anyone who asks
that he’s only 15, is from Ajax. He
writes all of the songs for the band
based on his own experiences.
"(They’re about) my pathetic life getting dumped, which is sad to say,"
"They just come to me," Mike says
of his songwriting process. "They happen at the worst time. I’ll be in bed
sleeping and it’ll happen. I’ll be driving
and I’ll get little Ideas and the little
ideas grow. I’m always writing songs."
: Mike, doesn’t like to listen to his
own music, and he’s sometimes surprised that others can relate to what he
Ptiolo by Tabllha Cochrano
NOT BY CHOICE AFTER GIG; From left Bryan Strong, Chico Dunning, AJ Bovaird, Mike Bilcox
"Not so much with Bryan because he’s
These guys might have a lot of fun
’*’The best thing is when someone fun."
Guitarist Glenn "Chico" Dunning new, though. We’re like brothers. We together, but with rehearsal comes a
really identifies with a song. To me it’s
get so sick of each other and we hate level of seriousness.
stupid - it’s just a little song, but for agrees.
At the back of the Chameleon Cafe
someone to relate to it is really cool."
"This is perfect," he says, looking each other," he laughs, "but the next
the guys get ready to rehearse. The
Although Not By Choice is now around at their rehearsal area. "When day it passes through."
Mike’s main focus, he was once we first started I was into alternative
Mike related an incident that room’s walls are covered in carpet and
involved in a band called Goody Two stuff that was on the radio, but this is occurred between Chico and AJ not too posters of women in various stages of
undress. It is also
" F o r
Shoes, which he describes as "a little what I want to play."
home to a mouse, who
Chico, who is 23, but feels his real some reason AJ decided
"We did boy-band covers," he says age is somewhere closer ro 30, has been to spit near Chico’s foot,
does not tend to hide
with a reflective smile. "We did in the band since it first took form back and then Chico spit
when there are people
’NSYNC and Backstreet Boys. It was in 1994. He says his most memorable straight up into the air
"He’s a rad mouse,
awesome because we made them punk. experience , apart from "signing a and it landed right on
hot, and I
let me tell you," says
I loved it, but, yeah... it died out pretty boob", happened this past summer at AJ’s head," he says as
a concert at The Dungeon in Oshawa. Bryan doubles over
Bryan, although he
Not By Choice spends a lot of time
and Mike agree that
"I almost passed out," he says, still laughing in his easy
he’s a little thin.
performing at local venues, where, amazed at the thought. "It was really chair.
After a lengthy
Mike says, he manages to make himself hot, and I blacked right out. I didn’t
debate over whether
fall down though."
and threw his bass across
or not Mike should
"I always make a fool of myself," he
The guys consider themselves fami- the room," added Bryan.
laughs. "Chico and AJ are really good ly. and admit that they have their share "It landed on the ground and it just count out to four twice, or just all the
with the fans, though. They know how of ajguments.
cracked, and then he just starts chasing way to eight at the beginning of a
to deal with them." The shine in his
"We fight all the time." crows Mike. Chico around the room. I have never song, they get down to business. Each
seen him so terrified - he’s just like ’oh song is played over and over until they
eyes as Mike says this Is a dead giveaway that he holds his bandmates In
my god! Oh my god!’ It was hilarious!" can reach an agreement on chord
"You should’ve seen the look on his repeats and drumming techniques.
high regard, despite the fact that he
describes them as "very immature."
face," says AJ in all seriousness. Apart from working on a new song,
Nov. 6 at the Chameleon
"Everybody thought he shit himself. It they also rehearsed stuff from their
Cafe - Ajax with Moneen, Price
was really good, but unfortunately, I self-titled debut that hit the shelves in
Drummer Bryan Strong, 19 (who
to Pay, Last Priority.
cracked the body of my guitar. Now September.
acts 14, according to Mike), is the
band’s latest addition. He played with
I’m playing a guitar covered in electriThe album was recorded at MDS
local band- Eidolon, an experimental
cal tape. Everyone comes up to me and Recordings in Ajax and engineered by
rock band, for about a year before joinNov. 17 at The Kathedral says ’Hey, nice Van Halen stripes.’"
Toronto with Jerk Bank, Lucky
"You have to give Murray props,"
ing Not By Choice seven months ago.
AJ, who is 23 but "acts 10 on a good
"That’s never been my kind of
Number Seven, 3 O’clock
day," has been with Not By Choice for says Mike. " He was totally cool. He did
about a year and a half. not counting a great job for the money we gave him,
music," he says of Eidolon. "1 was lookAll ages.
the two weeks he was with them back but don’t say that," he laughs. "He’ll
ing for a change and this is right up my
Nov. 21 at the Reverb All four members agree that studio
Apart from playing bass, AJ also colPerhaps the quietest member, Bryan
Toronto with Lunge,
lects comic books and manages the work is difficult, but it’s paying off.
takes a lot of ribbing from the other
band’s official web site, www.notby- They feel that this album has brought
Free Concert, 19+,
guys. It doesn’t bother him too much ,
them one step closer to their goal of
though, as Bryan believes that people
Dec; 19 at Lee’s Palace "I am the Web Master," he intones signing with an American indie label.
should not be afraid to be themselves,
in a deep voice. "It took me about six That goal is also why they rehearse at
Toronto with Lunge,
.He maintains that he’s "the .good
months to get around to it, but once least twice a week,
boy" out of the four and feels that the
we got it started it was done in about a
"I’m gonna show off now," says
best part of playing in a band is being
For more information visit’
week." Now that the site Is up and run- Mike, adjusting his guitar. "I hope you
ning.’AJ is responsible for the news arid don’t mind." And then they get down
"It’s exactly what I want to do," he
says. "It’s exhilarating. It’s a rush. It’s
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the story in Meet The
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Stiller’s character, Greg
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The harder Stiller tries,
the more damage he
does. Not only does he
set the house on fire, give
his girlfriend’s sister, who
has only a week before
her wedding left, a black
eye, but he also manages
to spray paint De Niro’s
beloved cat, amongst
tons of other, laugh till
you cry, fires, slips, and
phrases. This guy just
cannot win for the life of
Casting for is movie
was perfect. De Niro as
the cat-loving father givhis
boyfriend a lie detector
test could, not have been
believable if played by
anyone but the talented
The laughs start at the
beginning of the movie,
and stay stronc to the
end, when De Niro
grudgingly accepts that
his daughter is in love
with Stiller and her happiness "’"is important,
despite what an idiot
Stilfer has proved tQ be to
Meet the Parents delivers the laughs even
though it doesn’t deliver
a plot. Luckily, there are
enough laughs in this
movie to keep you interested anyway.
The only movie able to
produce more laughs was
Something About Mary,
but Meet The Parents
comes really close,
H ave you d one anything
to change the worl d ?
BY AMANDA DIMELOW
Did you know?
Pay it Forward is a movie
about a little boy with a lot on
his shoulders who takes a basic
school assignment literally,
and comes up with the idea of
helping others who can’t help
themselves. Then, instead of
them paying him back, they
help three other people and
pay it forward.
This movie stars Kevin
Spacey (American Beauty),
who plays Eugene Simonet, a
Social Studies teacher who
gives his class what he believes
is a simple assignment, just to
get them thinking. The assignment is to "think of a way to
change our world and put It
Pay It Forward is based on the novel of the same
name by Catherine Ryan Hyde.
There is a Pay It Forward Foundation to help
inspire students to realize they can change the
Mimi Leder, the director of Pay It Forward, was the
first woman accepted to study at American Film
Institute’s cinematography program.
The movie also stars Helen
Hunt (As Good As It Gets) as
Arlene McKinney, the single
mom of Trevor, one of
Simonet’s students who is juggling two lobs to take care of
herself and her son.
Haley Joel Osment (The
Sixth Sense) plays Trevor, an
11-year-old boy who comes up
with the idea of Pay it
This is how it works:
;"ftl-it has to be something
that really helps people
#2 something they can’t do
’#3 } do it for them, they do
it for three other people."
Trevor begins the Pyramid
by choosing three people that
he feels can’t help themselves Gerry, a homeless man, Mr.
Simonet, and his friend who
needs help standing up to bullies. In return he expects them
to Pay it Forward and help
three other people.
The film is directed byMimi
Leder, (director of Deep
Photo courtesy of Wamer Bros.
HELPING OTHERS WHO CAN’T HELP THEMSELVES: Haley Joel Osment as Trevor McKinney
demonstrating Pay it Forward
Impact and The Peacemaker).
He believes that If he can help
There are no huge action her overcome them, they will
shots or scenes in this film, both be better off.
only the talented perforPay it Forward is a somemances of three people who what predictable movie, but
really make the audience still worth seeing, and it asks
believe that they are sensitive the question "what have you
and fragile people who each done to change the world?"
benefit from the pay it forward
idea in very different ways.
Eiigene Simonet has built a
wall around himself based on
physical and emotional scars.
Underneath the wall is a fragile man looking for love and
attention. Through Trevor’s
help using the Pay it Forward
system, some of these walls
begin to break down.
Trevor’s problems stem
from his mother’s problems.
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Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment,
the three lead actors, have all been nominated for
academy awards. (Spacey and Hunt have won.)
Angie Dickinson had to read for her role twice
because it was a different role from what she was
used to playing.
30 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
costumes can be found
at local costume shops
Dido is hitting music
stardom with new CD
BY AMANDA PEREIRA
BY ELISSA GILLAM
I know I’ve heard that
She is the
behind the theme song for
TV series Roswell.
She is the sultry crooner
in rapper Eminem’s third
single "Stan", from his second chart-topping CD.
She is Diuo, and she Is
about t6’ take the music
industry by storm with her
debut CD No Angel, on the
Arista Record label.
A native of London,
England, Dido was a child
prodigy. She started her
musical training at five
years old at the Guildhall
School Music in London,
and at age 10 she played
the violin, piano and
Dido’s first single, "Here
With Me", was released in
1999; and soon after it hit
the number one spot on
Billboard’s Hotseeker chart
in the U.S. The CD followed suit in the U.K., and
now it has made it’s way to
The album opens with
Dido’s first single and
begins the journey into her
story: unreguitedjove and
a quest for independence.
For a debut CD, No
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Angel is very polished. It is sound.
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real quality and range of that Dido co-wrote every
her voice that Dido is a song, which gives a pertrained singer. Songs like sonal touch that cannot be
"Don’t Think of Me" and duplicated. Her poetic
"My Lover’s Gone" are voice is strong; every song
excellent examples of her tells a story and comes full
talent. Of course, who circle by its conclusion.
could forget "Thankyou", From reading her lyrics
the song that Emtnem and listening to the way
sampled for his latest sin- she performs, It is clear
gle. The song is far more that Dido is suffering from
uplifting than the noted a broken heart. Her written words are painfully
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Use the pumpkin seeds
for a tasty fall snack
BY JENN MCKAY
to two hours, or in an oven
on warm for three to four
hours. Stir them frequently
to avoid scorching. Seeds
Don’t throw away the can also be dried in the sun.
Take the dried pumpkin
insides of the pumpkin
after you scoop them out to seeds, toss with oil (one teamake a jack-o-lantern. The spoon per cup of seeds)
seeds can be a tasty snack.
and/or salt and roast In a
The seeds first need to be preheated oven at 250
washed to get rid of the degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to
fibrous pumpkin Insides.
To dry, put seeds in a
Enjoy the seeds between
dehydrator at’115 to 120 handfuls of left over
degrees Fahrenheit for one Halloween candy.
musical accompaniment is of delicate imagery that,
synthesized, Dido uses when paired with her
backup instruments like songbirq’s voice, open a
the harmonica, violin and window to her soul.
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October 31, 2000
at the Corral
BY KAREN COYLE
Bring on the Ugly, along with
Gordie Wardlaw on lead gui-
The Corral in Oshawa held
its annual Zoepalooza concert
on Oct. 23.
Seven bands participated in
this year’s show, including
Point Blank, The Architexans,
Synical Would, Obscured by
Clouds, The Good Ones, On
the Outz, Bring on the Ugly,
Grcg Neve and Ray Arsenault.
Kristin Parkcr, a Trent at
Durham student, is a member
in two of the bands. She sings
lead vocals and plays guitar in
vocals. They started their set
by playing Back in the USSR,
tar, Kevin Glover on guitar, followed by an original called
Alain DeChamps on bass and Change Your Life, written by
Dan Clements on drums. Waduck, and they finished
Bring on the Ugly performed a with -a CCR medley with each
set of three songs which con- of the vocalists singing a part.
sisted of Torn by Natalie
After they were finished
Imbruglia, Malibu by Hole and playing, Parker said, "I
Crash oy Lunachicks.
thought Bring on the Ugly did
In The Architexans, Parker pretty good. But I was less
sings and plays guitar again. than satisfied with The
The other members of the Architexans, I think we needband arc Jamie Waduck on ed more practice time.
guitar, bass and vocals, Nick Hopefully next year we’ll be
Misai on drums and Matt better, myself in particular."
Paziuk on guitar, bass and
Dead pumpkins are good for gardens
BY JENN MCKAY
Even the best looking jack-o-lantern will
only last for a few days once it’s been cut.
About three or four days after Halloween a
|ack-o-lantern will begin to look wilted and
tired. Don’t just throw it out. It can be useful even after all the kids have put their costumes away.
Put the wilted pumpkin in your garden
and let it rot.
According to Walter Pingle of Pingle’s
Farm Market in Oshawa, his lawn is always
much greener where the pumpkin has rotted.
"It’s full of potash," said Pingle.
Potash helps a garden grow, he said.
Photo by Jonn McKay
LOOK AT ALL THOSE PUMPKINS:
A bunch of pumpkins at a fruit and
garden market outside of Oshawa.
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Lady Lords win OCAA gold
BY CHRIS FASCIANO
in the last four innings.
Leading up to the finals
Durham played the fourthseeded Mohawk Mountaineers
in the semi-finals.
The game was in the Lady
Lords’ favour until the fourth
inning when Trish Cowman,
the starting pitcher, re-aggravated an Injury suffered at
practice on Oct. 18.
"She was just cruising right
along," said Jim Nemish, head
coach of the fastball team.
"Then all of a sudden she
threw a pitch and landed, her
foot kind of slipped and down
she went. That was it she was
Wheeler came in to relieve
Cowman but had a little trouble.
"She was a little nervous
and shaky because she wasn’t
ready to pitch that game," said
"It took her about two
innings to get going, She settled down; she was a little
nervous but she got through
The women’s fastball team
won gold at the Ontario
Colleges Athletic Association
championships, defeating tlie
Seneca Sting in the championship finals.
Heading into the OCAA
Final Four play-offs on Oct. 20,
Durham was seeded in the top
spot after finishing the season
Durham won their semifinal game and took on Seneca
in the championship.
This game was all Durham
from start to finish as the Lady
Lords crushed the Sting 13-1.
Penni Wheeler got the start
for the Ladles and was unstop-
"She (Wheeler) was totally
focused, slie knew she had to
do a job," said Nemish.
"Tlie team rallied behind
her and played great defence."
This was an understatement
by:Nemish, as Durham dominated and even pulled off a .it."
triple play in the second
The game got a little rough
inning when shortstop Nicole for Durham following the
McParlan caught a line-drive change.
arid tossed it to.NeUssa Pigeau
A 5^2 lead disappeared in
a^tnird for the ’force?’ Pigeau the top of the seventh Inning
then threw It to Lean Tuyten when Mohawk rallied for three
runs to tie the game.
at.flrst to complete the play.
Durham came to the plate
Offensively, the Lady Lords
were rolling along, scoring 13 for the bottom of the seventh
runs on 16 hits.
and were able to knock in a
The last 11 runs were scored run to win the game 6-5.
Pholo by Al Foumlar
OCAA CHAMPIONS: Back row from left: Alison Chasczewski, Mal Swift, Allison
Lebano, Cheryl Crymble, Sherry Thurston, Carly Robertson, Melissa Pigeau,
Leah Tuyten, Irish Cowman, Dianna Nicholls, Jim Nemish.
Front row from left: Nicole McParlan, Kelsey Missions, Andrea Screeton, Pennl
Wheeler, Alexis Heit, Chantel Trotman.
Andrea Screeton drove In the
winning run for Durham.
Nemish said the key for his
team was focus.
"All week long at practice
we kept emphasizing the fact
that the only way we figure we
could be beat was by beating
ourselves," said Nemish.
With Durham capturing the
OCAA championship, Nemish
was pleased with the team’s
They found that the three players had
signed contracts that clearly stated they
would receive compensation for expenses as well as additional performancebased compensation.
As a result the committee found that
the original CCAA decision was reasonable.
Ken Babcock, athletic director of
Durham College, said the assumption by
the CCAA is incorrect and the players
did riot receive money for both expens-.
es arid performance. .
. The three players played for the
Canadian Professional Soccer; League
during the summer.
Jimmy Kuzmanovski and James
Prescod played for the. Oshawa Flames, .
While Craig Williams played for ’Glen;,
"This is very
and very frus-
Association and Canadian Inter-university Athletics Union rules were used as a
basis for the decision made by the eligi-
.’.-’:? V-.; t*^
Kuzmanovski feels that the decision
to use CSA and CIAU rules as a basis was
"stupid", saying the CCAA should use its
The main concern for Durham now,
especially Babcock, is to have the CCAA
look at its rules and define them better.
"It’s been very unfair. It’s been very
frustrating and we have .no other option
now other than to move on, and hopefully come out with recommendations
.that will prevent this from happening to
any other student-athletes In Canada,"
"That is our next goal. We have to
make something positive come out of
While the dust is settling on this decision, Babcock is proud of the way everyone involved with the team handled the
"I am extremely proud of our coach-ing staff and especially proud of the students on our men’s soccer team who,
through this entire situation, kept
focused and represented the college with
pride and maturity, "Said Babcock.
"I am extremely proud of how they
conducted .themselves in light-of the
advantaged three college student-athletes and ;the;’entire Durham College
men’s soccer program."
"It; is^ also very frustrating to all
involved that our appeal will not even
be heard,-" added ^Babcock. "The pro
rules are just not clear and they are conShields,
:...;.:-..l^.:’o.^^;; ::’, tradictory." ,;
Durham filed the appeal becaus^.they
Kuzniaribvski, one of the players ruled
felt the CCAA interpretation of the rules : .ineligible to play,’is upset about the way
outlining what constitutes professional the rule is interpreted.
’was riot clear and did not apply to these, "They, don’t specify anything at all
;^ about- being" pro- ’in soccer, yet just
The decision to deny the appeal hear-;’ because ;we earned a little amount of
money, we ^are deemed professional,"
ing does not sit well with Bahcock.
"This is very disappointing and very he said.
Before the appeal committee was
frustrating," said Babcock.
"We believed and still believe the brought together to discuss the decision,
interpretatiorT of the CCAA operating Dean Howte, CCAA men’s soccer concode is incorrect and has therefore dis- venor/ said that Canadian Soccer adversity they had to deal with."
said. "Right from the veterans to the rookies they all
played well. It was a tot’al
Continued from page 1
"They played great,"
THE CHRONICLE October 31. 2000
S POMS NEWS
Lady Lords rewarded
for excellent play
BY CHRIS FASCIANO
The Lady Lords fastball team should have taken an
extra bus with them to (he Ontario Colleges Athletic
Association championships. They almost needed it to
bring back all the trophies and awards they won.
Durham won their ninth OCAA championship,
an OCAA record. On top of that the team was presented with the first place trophy for their perfect
season, and the OCAA championship trophy,
Individually, the Lady Lords were represented
well, with Melissa Pigeau winning the league batting championship with a .552 average and Trish
Cowman named the league’s top pitcher with a 5-0
record and a 0.23 earned run average. Cowman’s ERA
is a league record, a record she took from former
Durham fastball player Shannon Tabb, who had set
the mark at 0.70. Cowman also made history earlier
in the season, pitching a perfect game.
Jim Nemish, head coach of the women’s fastball
team, won the coach of the year award, doubling
the hardware he received for the year. Nemish also
received an award for his 150th career victory.
Several players received awards for their play at the
25-20). ::’,’ ...l;:,^-;l^^":,l’..^
The Lords split witit Humber
College (21-25 ^arid 25-21) aria
Niagara (22-25 arid 25-18).
Captain ’ Nat ?Qvsenek, while
Chuck Bunti and, Scott; Naish
-were/ also /recognized a& tourna’;
-8"2^advanclrig toi the senil-nrials
where they defeate’d&Loyallst
THe, Durham meh’s^volleyball College (25-13 and25-lS). A^ !
team wbn^their first; tournament - >The Loi’dis^tnari advanced to
of theSseason -^ the DC Cup the tournament finals, twinning
:. Invllfatlonal^’^^;,^"!:^ :’;’/.:,/. ^:. the DC ^up^Invitatldnal" tournaThe LoTds^played five games, ment agalnst^Ryersori University.
winning both sets against The Lords won; both sets’ (25-21
Georgian College; (25-16 and 25- .;andl’25S15).’:;^^-r:’;:^;’,^i^’l""-.^^
^osf Valuable player of the;
17), Sheridan College (25-13 and
25-17) and Mohawk (25-19 and tournament. werity to the chords
Allison Lebano was named player of the game against
Mohawk, while Andrca Screeton was named player of
the game in the championship game. Pigeau was
named most valuable player for the championships.
Penni Wheeler took top honours for pitching at the
championships with a 2-0 record.
Lords finish season with a win
BY SILVIA PANDOLR
The Durham Lords men’s soccer
team closed the season with a 9-0 win
over Loyalist College.
Nick Rossini, Ryan Armstrong,
Anthony Plastina and Mark Engelage
all scored two apiece, while Carion
Orr had one.
The Lords finished their regular season with a final record of 3-7-0,
because they had to forfeit their first
six wins due to a decision made by the
Association, that ruled three players to
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Lady Lords finish second
in regular season play
DC Lady Lords
off to a bad start
The women’s soccer team
wrapped up the regular season with. a 2-2 tie against
Loyalist, Sept. 19 at the Civic
BY JENN MCKAY
Fields. Durham finished the
season with a record of 6-3-1
with a firm lock on second
in the Central East division.
Jamie’ Rail opened the
scoring for the Lady Lords in
the first half to make it 1-0.
Tlie score could have been in
Loyalist’s favour If it weren’t
The Sheridan College
Invitational was not a good
start for the women’s volleyball team.
The team lost all five sets in
the Early Bear Invitational at
The final scores of all five
games are, Humber 2,
Durham 0; Seneca 2, Durham
0; Centennial 2, Durham 0;
for the goaltending of Amy
Lady Lords have qualified for
two Loyalist breakaways in
the first half by coming out
and taking away the angle.
The second half begun with
Loyalist getting an early
Cambrian 2, Durham 0.
In the past two years, -the
Stan Marchut, Lords coach,
said they will do better next
time. Four players were out
with injuries, Including one
strong rookie and three veterans, he said.
The team lost against
Loyalist in the Invitational,
but have a chance to beat
them in the next game, said
The Lords play in Belleville
on Thursday, Oct 26.
The rookies are fast learners, said Marchut.
The Lady Lords’ depleted
bench was evident when in
the span of a minute and a
half Loyalist went ahead 2-1.
On the first goal, Durham
players , were standing
around allowing Loyalist to
come in. The second goal
came on a penalty kick. Jen
Courneyea tied it 2-2 near
the end of the half. The
game ended in a tie and the
Lady Lords headed to
London to start the playoffs.
"It’s very.JiardJto^play .a
game’ wrfh"* half the
team injured and no subs
Pholo by Jim Humphrey
GETTING TOUGH: Durham player fights off a
loyalist player in the Lords’ final regular season
game.; ’’ .’ .\
and so on," said coach Vaso
Vujanovic; "So that’s the
biggest drawback for us."
Vujanovic also noted that
because of ’injuries he has
had to shuffle players
around to play positions
they normally wouldn’t
Pholo by Jenn McKay
READY, SET, JUMP: Durham player sets up to
take the hit.
;The women’s ^occer^fean^ enteied^he^^
.Fahshawe/S^ri penalty UcKs (iri ^^suddeh ^death/playbff^garoe,
/Julle Arine Gauvin^an<i^eniCdurne^
first haif;’ However,Durh’am came back, with Gauv^
Baseball teaiii^cltokes in
BY SILVIA PANDOLFI
What happened to the men’s baseball team? -Their .perfect .season
ended when Ottawa University swept
the Lords. ;? ^. ,,/.;;. -’ .;:.v-:.-,,
...’: The? men’s baseball team worked
’hard all season competing in the
Canadian’ Inter-collegiate/ Baseball
Association where the Lords/faced
college arid , university teams from
across the nation.
After winning the Fall Invitational
tournament youwould think that the
team was off to a good start, and
believe me they were. The Lords
played 16 league games, winning 12
and losing only .four.- So what hap-:. Geoff Alien. Having the top hitter in better pitchers this season. And right
pened tq the team once they hit play- the league doesn’t mean that he car- fielder J.D. Walker was the Lords’ best
; ries the weight of the team but I am player; he strove for excellence both
offs? tt^i^ ;: ;-;..
Of^cpurse with play-offs, winning sure that his contribution in the play- offensively and defensively.
would have helped
But for some reason all that talent
divlstoh /title and
the Lords tremendous- failed’ to pull everyone together an
advancing to the pnatiorials becomes
ly. In the two confer- entire team effort. The Lords were
.fair game for’ any;
ence final games Alien swept by Ottawa University, which
team in the league;
hit a combined 1 for 8. eliminated them from re-claiming
Alien was not their the division championship.
even the ;,worst
team has a chance
I think the Lords played an outonly talent. The Lords
Adam Dupont, standing regular season but when it
’ However that ,was no . l
who was rookie of the came to-the play-offs they choked
excuse for -the Lords,
year last year, and also and that cost them not only the diviwho had plenty of talept.
T h e had an outstanding season with the sion title but also a chance at the
Lords had the Inter-colleglate Lords this season. The Lords also had nationals, which I think the Lords
Baseball Association’s top hitter, Matt Horning, who was one of their would have had a good chance at.
The half; ended at 1-1, but early in the second half, Fanshawe went ahead
2-1. -The Lady Lords would hot be denied, with Courneyea tying it 2-2 with
her first goal of the game. The game went into overtime, which solved nothSept.; 23 in ingi It then took penalty kicks to decide the winner.
Amy Jackson? was solid in goal, jetting in only one goal on penalty kicks.
apiece. Courneyea went first for Durham and scored. Gauvin went fourth arid made
it2-l for Durham. Fanshawe failed on their last attempt, giving Durham the
win andsending them off to the final four. Forthe Lady Lords, this is the fifth
straight year; they have advanced to the final four.
36 THE CHRONICLE
October 31, 2000
Baseball team finishes
in 5th place in Canada
The Lords started the season
off with a fast pace, racking up
four straight victories against
Carleton and Ottawa, moving
their record to 4-0.
They suffered their first loss
of the season to Queen’s 0-1.
The Lords were not down
for long however, as they
bouncea back and snatched
their next victory from the
same team, defeating Queens
good start with
win over Niagara
BY MIKE SEYMOUR
The Durham college women’s basketball team opened
their season against
Niagara Knights with a 64Slwin.
"We played well enough to
win, but not as well as we
should have played," said
head coach Craig Andrews.
The Lady Lords came out
strong, grabbing some early
points, but bad fouls and
many turnovers kept the game
close. By half time the Lady
Lords were up 39-33.
Staying on track, DC again
came out strong, and stayed in
control of the game.
With eight minutes left in
the-game DC had secured’the
If not for a controversial call
Durham will be hoping for
on a ball that the umpire said another strong season next.
was foul, Durham may have year on the heals of an almost;
lost their first game.
Men’s team throwing bricks
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Leading the way for DC was
Sarah John with 21 point, followed by Lindsay Gronross BY MIKE SEYMOUR
with 11 and Bonnie Slaughter Chronicle staff______;_____
The Lady Lords went only
In pre-season action, the
10 for 24 at the foul line.
Durham Lords men’s basket"We played well," said ball team played the Niagara
Andrews, "but we have to take Knights, losing a close one; 76more control and use of the 75.
On Oct. 21, the men’s bastempo in the game."
For Niagara Kelly Lewis ketball team travelled to the
scored 19 points. Right behind "Niagara College Athletic her were Tasha Warwick with Centre in Welland to play an
13 and Candice" Oxford
with exhibition game? ..against
Niagara, in preparation for the
The Lady Lords nextgame is regular season, .which begins
against St. Lawrence in on Nov. 3.
The game got under; way,;.
Kingston on Nov. l,;right after,
the John Abbott Invitational with Niagara coming out fast :i
: and furious.
Intramural hockey ready Nov. 1
BY OLIVER FERNANDEZ
according to Ken Babcock.
After a sensational start that
saw the Lords win time and
time again, the team seemed
.to run out of gas.
"We struggled and played
horribly in the first 10 minutes ,
of the game," said Peter
Photo by MlHe Seymour
Gordon, the team’s head
FLYING HIGH: Men’s basketball player Dudley Bent
With sloppy play. and bad
watches teammate Andre Frank take it to the net.
turn-overs, the Lords found ’
"It’sisimpie.’’ said:BelL^"We by Adam Fan with 18 and
themselves down at half time
Quado Service with 11;
: ’ ;. :.. ’::.::’ got gypped."^
In the end it came down to
The Lords went six for 12 at
In the second half the. Lords
came out fighting. Jonathan the last second; with the Lords the foul-line, which’ was an
short, in unusual number as in most
Bell, the Lords top guard, led coming up brie point
the way in helping DC catch a 76-75 loss.
games the team goes to the.
"We didn’t box o.ut proper- line about 20 tiroes. .
up to the tired Niagara squad;
, The Knights, on the other
With three minutes to go in ly," said Gordon. "We never
hand, went 11 for 1 S at the
the game and the Lords up by; executed defensively."
Another problem the team .: .line; ’./.< ;;\’.":-..-.^
four, Bell finished a fastbreak^
Leading the way for ’them
with a three-point play plusay had at the end was shooting
:...’;! ’:’;,-’;y,;.~fr.:; the;ball with lots of time left: ..Was Ernefl Bills, who had 31
After Bell took .the free- ori the shot clock,. ,"We can’t ^points, ’’;, ::.’’ ’:"’’:--" ’’ "’’^ ;’\
Following him was Aaron
throw successfully, the score- give up second and third shots
keepers made an error by giv- ’ fike ’we were t(pirig," said’[ Peisleywith 12^
The Lords next play at the
ing the points to Niagara, .but <Sordon;v : .,,:,: .;
For the Lords, vBell led the St. Lawrence^ Invitational
by the time it was realized,
nothing could be done, .
way <wlth "29 points, followed Tournament on Oct. 27;
Sports, complex at 1401
Get ready for Durham Oshawa,
Monday -games are at
College intra-mural hockey.
Hockey night begins on 11:15 p.m., 11:30 p.m.,
Monday Nov. 6 at the Ice 12:15 p.m., and 12:30 p.m.
played," said Dempster.
"There was no real problem
during the playoffs, sometimes
other teams beat you.
"I was glad to see that we
did not beat ourselves,. (with
errors)," added Dempster.
"We played pretty good, but
Ottawa played better on that
day.", ,.,.; ;. ..
Lady Lords off to
The Lords barely managed
pull off a win,, taking the
game in the bottom of the last
Too many close calls caught
up to them in the conference
finals where they met Ottawa,
who had beat them in previous weeks.
The Lords lost two games
straight and were knocked out
of the play-offs.
Although they were disappointed, they battled hard and
won their division. The Lords
also finished fifth in Canada.
Head coach Sam Dempster
was happy with the performance of his team.
"We had a fine season, striving to win every game we
Pholo by Mike Seymour
REACHING FOR THE SKY: Members of the DC
women’s basketball team run drills in preparation
for their game against St. Lawrence Nov 1.
The season came with the
good and the bad for the Lords
as they experienced much
more winning than losing.
The Lords posted a 12-4 record 10.0.
and advanced to the finals in
Riding the shoulders of
their, heavy hitters Walker,
Unfortunately they could Alien and Adam Dupont the
not finish the job and lost to Lords were unstoppable,
knocking off victory after vicThe Lords’ season started tory and steamrolfing everylong before the first pitch was one in the process.
ever thrown because they
They won the Durham
acquired three transfer stu- College Fall Classic 2000 with
dents to help bolster their line- force,
up and , with luck, lead them University twice on the final
to another conference final.
day by large margins.
The three players did just
Their winning ways continthat as J.D. Walker and Geoff ued as they moved their record
Alien added an offensive up a victory at a time, defeatpunch and Dave teBoekhorst, ing Queen’s, .Ottawa and
added depth to the team Carleton University time and
until the last
The three students, right weekend of the season.
The Lords lost their last
fielder, catcher teBoekhorst
and left fielder Alien, along three games that weekend.
with rookie pitching sensation
They then had to go up
Matt Horning, had the against a hungry Queen’s, who
Durham Lords looking like a gave them a run for their
team to be taken seriously, money in the conference quar-
The Durham men’s baseball
team came to a crashing halt
when the Lords’ lost the conference finals to the Ottawa
Fortunately,, the decision
was in Durham’s favour and
they won a close game 4-3.
Durham rallied for an early
lead in the second game only
to see it squandered by bad
pitching at the end of the
BY CHRIS FASCIANO
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Durham’s golf team falls Duggan moves from
short of another banner year Links to hardwood
BY MIKE SEYMOUR
BY JIM HUMPHREY
early at the Ontario Colleges
As the last Durham golfer
sank his putt, a look of relief
came across head coach
Mike Duggan’s face.
The golf team had a season full of downs with few
ups. In the first tournament
of the season they started a
roster full of rookies and
managed a third-place finish
at tlie St. Clair Invitational in
Windsor. Professional Golf
Management student Joel
Michaud lead the team to its
best finish of the season.
"We were looking to
improve throughout the season, but the guys just couldn’t
get it together," said Duggan.
Coming off the thirdplace finish at Windsor they
put two teams into the DC
Invitational. Early in the
season Durham’s goal was to
beat Georgian College, and in
order to achieve that goal they
needed to Improve as a team.
Durham Team 1 finished
fourtli and Durham Team 2
All season, rookie Craig
Pascoe has been the shining
star for Durham’s golf team. He
O CR R
Pholo by Jim Humphrey
HIGH HOPES: Durham’s golf
team hopes another to have
another banner season.
lead all golfers at the Georgian
College Golf Invitational, tying
with one other golfer at 72.
This round by Pascoe proved to
be the best round by a Durham
golfer this season.
’, "Overall, I’ve had a good
season," said Pascoe.
Duggan’s biggest worry was
his team getting burnt out too
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no iin’ up
bilities will eventu-
ally bump heads
"I thought we were going
to peak early and thought
we were in good shape heading into the OCAA championships," said Duggan.
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Another thing Duggan looks
at is the wild card. This includes
choosing one or two teams to
play in the national tournament.
On top of this he will be the
chair at coaches meetings, colled nominations for player of
the month and enforce disciaction,
such as suspenacross
Durham Colleges athletic
facility supervisor Mike
Duggan has been appointed
by the Canadian College
Athletic Association, as the
now CCAA women’s basketball interim convenor.
When the CCAA executive
asked if he would
take the job,
them: "I’ll do it
In a heartbeat."
Athletic Association National
Durham was able to pull off
an eighth place finish.
"We couldn’t predict who
was going to do what at the
nationals. All we could do was
look at what we did during the
season," said Duggan.
Duggan hopes most of the
golfers on the team will
come back. next season and
improve on their finishes at
the two big tournaments.
winners to find out who is the
top seed going into the
pionships. During the two
day event, Durham was
written off after the first day,
according to Duggan. They
finished a disappointing
"All year long we were
looking to medal at the
OCAAs, and to come home
without a medal, it’s disappointing," said team co-captain Matt Murdock.
Duggan agrees the team’s
goal was to bring home a
elicit (I <
I In n
due to other
D u gg a n ’ s
name’ was then
put forward to
the CCAA by the
OCAA senior con-
venor, creating a
conflict of interest.
In this case
Duggan will step
aside as the OCAA
Duggan, who is also the
OCAA’s senior convenor, will be
taking on many more responsibilities, such as dealing with
Canada’s national rankings.
In March Duggan will be
working on-the seeding call,
which looks at the provincial
’director at Seneca College, to
fill in for him.
Though the position is only
for one year, Duggan plans to
be back after that.
"I just want to be involved,"
said Duggan. who certainly
has a lot of Work ahead of him
in the next year. ,
SS Fleming (P) 10
Durham 8,Centennial 2
Durham 9, Loyalist 0
DC did not qualify for
the 1/4 finals due to the
wins taken away by the
CCAA’s ruling on pro’
Durham 3, F^anshawe 2
(In Penalty Kicks)
Next: Durham ,
advances to the OCAA
final 4 championships
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The women’s team finished last at the Pan Power
Invitational at Sheridan. Durham lost all ten of their
games during the tpurnameht,^^^’.^ ^/
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past weekend. Durham W<?T) eigbt.of their^ten> "
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Duriiam 6; Mohawk 5
Durham 13,’Seneca 1
DC wins the OCAA
was DC’s Mellssa
The Lords lost their opening game. to Niagara
by a score of 76-75. Durham’s.top scorer was
Jonathan Bell with 29 points.
The Lady Lords opened their seasoh’wrth a win
over Niagara. Durham w6n;trieir,garjie’64-51.’Sarah John was the top scprejr.^or-Duriiam’.with 21
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