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  • By CHRISTINA JONAS It’s the end of an era at Conestoga College. Spoke, the weekly newspaper produced by journalism students, published its final print edition on April 16. In September we are moving to a digital-only model that will allow for more real-time news and digital storytelling. Spoke Online (www.spokeonline.com), our current online news site, will continue the print edition’s tradition of featuring high-quality editorial content, including news, features, commentary and photographs, but will be...

    Spoke publishes final print edition

    By CHRISTINA JONAS It’s the end of an era at Conestoga College. Spoke, the weekly newspaper produced by journalism students, published its final print edition on April 16. In September we are moving to a digital-only model that will allow for more real-time news and digital storytelling. Spoke Online (www.spokeonline.com), our current online news site, will continue the print edition’s tradition of featuring high-quality editorial content, including news, features, commentary and photographs, but will be…

  • BY TAYLOR PACE A father walks through the door of the safe injection site in Toronto pushing a stroller with a toddler inside. He is here to use. This sight initially shocks Darryl Gebien, who is there as an observer. But the shock quickly disappears when he realizes the alternative: a father dosing alone, potentially nodding off and overdosing; potentially leaving a child unattended. “What would be the alternative for this guy? He’s going to...

    Understanding substance abuse

    BY TAYLOR PACE A father walks through the door of the safe injection site in Toronto pushing a stroller with a toddler inside. He is here to use. This sight initially shocks Darryl Gebien, who is there as an observer. But the shock quickly disappears when he realizes the alternative: a father dosing alone, potentially nodding off and overdosing; potentially leaving a child unattended. “What would be the alternative for this guy? He’s going to…

  • BY MELISSA HORTON Conestoga College’s design foundations students hosted their annual year-end design showcase and awards on April 6 at the Waterloo Region Museum. Called Skillz Manifesto, the event showcased an array of student designs, including canvas art, prints and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Guests at the show could bid on canvas paintings by the students and could purchase a selection of student prints. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds helping to pay for costs incurred...

    Students host Skillz Manifesto

    BY MELISSA HORTON Conestoga College’s design foundations students hosted their annual year-end design showcase and awards on April 6 at the Waterloo Region Museum. Called Skillz Manifesto, the event showcased an array of student designs, including canvas art, prints and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Guests at the show could bid on canvas paintings by the students and could purchase a selection of student prints. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds helping to pay for costs incurred…

  • Aries – March 21 – April 19 It’s OK to let go of the past in favour of a better future. Start by watching your weight and being aware of your health, Know that you have the power to do the right thing. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 Find a way to take some time to meditate. When doing this you’ll know what you really want. Now is the time to give advice...

    Horoscope – Week of April 16, 2018

    Aries – March 21 – April 19 It’s OK to let go of the past in favour of a better future. Start by watching your weight and being aware of your health, Know that you have the power to do the right thing. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 Find a way to take some time to meditate. When doing this you’ll know what you really want. Now is the time to give advice…

  • The hockey community stood in solidarity on April 7 as it mourned the loss of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who lost their lives in a horrific bus crash in northern Saskatchewan the night before. NHL players on the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks sported the word Broncos on their jerseys instead of their last names and moments of silence were held before puck drop at games across the country. Countless...

    Honouring Humboldt

    The hockey community stood in solidarity on April 7 as it mourned the loss of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who lost their lives in a horrific bus crash in northern Saskatchewan the night before. NHL players on the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks sported the word Broncos on their jerseys instead of their last names and moments of silence were held before puck drop at games across the country. Countless…

  • BY MIKE TURCOTTE-MCCUSKER When people think about the worst developed countries for police-on-civilian violence, the United States usually tops the list, but not many people would guess that Canada is the second worst offender. This is according to a story in the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent titled: Stop the Killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada. It’s our belief that this issue should be getting more attention in this country. What’s especially troubling is the number...

    Police have to stop shooting people

    BY MIKE TURCOTTE-MCCUSKER When people think about the worst developed countries for police-on-civilian violence, the United States usually tops the list, but not many people would guess that Canada is the second worst offender. This is according to a story in the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent titled: Stop the Killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada. It’s our belief that this issue should be getting more attention in this country. What’s especially troubling is the number…

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  • By CHRISTINA JONAS It’s the end of an era at Conestoga College. Spoke, the weekly newspaper produced by journalism students, published its final print edition on April 16. In September we are moving to a digital-only model that will allow for more real-time news and digital storytelling. Spoke Online (www.spokeonline.com), our current online news site, will continue the print edition’s tradition of featuring high-quality editorial content, including news, features, commentary and photographs, but will be...

    Spoke publishes final print edition

    By CHRISTINA JONAS It’s the end of an era at Conestoga College. Spoke, the weekly newspaper produced by journalism students, published its final print edition on April 16. In September we are moving to a digital-only model that will allow for more real-time news and digital storytelling. Spoke Online (www.spokeonline.com), our current online news site, will continue the print edition’s tradition of featuring high-quality editorial content, including news, features, commentary and photographs, but will be…

  • BY TAYLOR PACE A father walks through the door of the safe injection site in Toronto pushing a stroller with a toddler inside. He is here to use. This sight initially shocks Darryl Gebien, who is there as an observer. But the shock quickly disappears when he realizes the alternative: a father dosing alone, potentially nodding off and overdosing; potentially leaving a child unattended. “What would be the alternative for this guy? He’s going to...

    Understanding substance abuse

    BY TAYLOR PACE A father walks through the door of the safe injection site in Toronto pushing a stroller with a toddler inside. He is here to use. This sight initially shocks Darryl Gebien, who is there as an observer. But the shock quickly disappears when he realizes the alternative: a father dosing alone, potentially nodding off and overdosing; potentially leaving a child unattended. “What would be the alternative for this guy? He’s going to…

  • BY MELISSA HORTON Conestoga College’s design foundations students hosted their annual year-end design showcase and awards on April 6 at the Waterloo Region Museum. Called Skillz Manifesto, the event showcased an array of student designs, including canvas art, prints and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Guests at the show could bid on canvas paintings by the students and could purchase a selection of student prints. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds helping to pay for costs incurred...

    Students host Skillz Manifesto

    BY MELISSA HORTON Conestoga College’s design foundations students hosted their annual year-end design showcase and awards on April 6 at the Waterloo Region Museum. Called Skillz Manifesto, the event showcased an array of student designs, including canvas art, prints and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Guests at the show could bid on canvas paintings by the students and could purchase a selection of student prints. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds helping to pay for costs incurred…

  • Aries – March 21 – April 19 It’s OK to let go of the past in favour of a better future. Start by watching your weight and being aware of your health, Know that you have the power to do the right thing. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 Find a way to take some time to meditate. When doing this you’ll know what you really want. Now is the time to give advice...

    Horoscope – Week of April 16, 2018

    Aries – March 21 – April 19 It’s OK to let go of the past in favour of a better future. Start by watching your weight and being aware of your health, Know that you have the power to do the right thing. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 Find a way to take some time to meditate. When doing this you’ll know what you really want. Now is the time to give advice…

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Spoke Online features the journalism program's weekly newspaper, videos and Spoke TV. The newspaper and videos are produced weekly during the school year by Conestoga College second-year journalism print students, under the direction of faculty adviser Christina Jonas and new media technologist Chris Martin. Spoke TV is produced weekly during the school year by Conestoga College second-year journalism broadcast students... read more