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  • By Terry Foster, Spoke News Despite the fact they’ve twice rejected a universal transit pass in the past, Conestoga College students will vote on the U-Pass again this week, from Sept. 24-28. If approved, the pass would allow them to ride any Grand River Transit bus and the Ion rail system. If voted in, the new pass would be a mandatory for all students and cost $137 per semester. There would not be an option...

    Students to vote on universal transit pass

    By Terry Foster, Spoke News Despite the fact they’ve twice rejected a universal transit pass in the past, Conestoga College students will vote on the U-Pass again this week, from Sept. 24-28. If approved, the pass would allow them to ride any Grand River Transit bus and the Ion rail system. If voted in, the new pass would be a mandatory for all students and cost $137 per semester. There would not be an option...

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  • By Terry Foster, Spoke News A new mixed-purpose condo development has been approved by Waterloo city council and is set to break ground in 2020 at the corner of King Street and Bridgeport Street, with a second building located on Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo. The two-tower project will be the largest buildings in the uptown core and is expected to house up to 367 residents, as well as feature a five-storey cultural centre for...

    Uptown Waterloo skyline about to get a facelift

    By Terry Foster, Spoke News A new mixed-purpose condo development has been approved by Waterloo city council and is set to break ground in 2020 at the corner of King Street and Bridgeport Street, with a second building located on Regina Street in Uptown Waterloo. The two-tower project will be the largest buildings in the uptown core and is expected to house up to 367 residents, as well as feature a five-storey cultural centre for...

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  • By Keegan Lavigne, Spoke News The Conestoga College varsity basketball team had a tough season last year, but it has worked hard during the off-season and hopes to have better results for 2018-19 campaign. The 2017-18 season was the first year Conestoga has ever had a basketball program. The team finished with a 4-16 record last season, but many of the players have remained positive and believe the team has improved in many ways. Jamal...

    Basketball team optimistic about new season

    By Keegan Lavigne, Spoke News The Conestoga College varsity basketball team had a tough season last year, but it has worked hard during the off-season and hopes to have better results for 2018-19 campaign. The 2017-18 season was the first year Conestoga has ever had a basketball program. The team finished with a 4-16 record last season, but many of the players have remained positive and believe the team has improved in many ways. Jamal...

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  • By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Another school year is upon us and to celebrate the arrival of students new and old, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) is holding a second-in-a-row Welcome Back Concert at the Rec Centre tonight. Headlining it this year are the indie rock genre’s Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado. All proceeds from this year’s show will go towards the CSI food bank. “An event like this is a great way to interact with other...

    Welcome back concert to benefit food bank

    By Clara Montgomery, Spoke News Another school year is upon us and to celebrate the arrival of students new and old, Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) is holding a second-in-a-row Welcome Back Concert at the Rec Centre tonight. Headlining it this year are the indie rock genre’s Tokyo Police Club and Hollerado. All proceeds from this year’s show will go towards the CSI food bank. “An event like this is a great way to interact with other...

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  • On Monday, Oct. 22 municipal elections will take place across Ontario.

    The Oct. 22 vote: What students should know

    On Monday, Oct. 22 municipal elections will take place across Ontario.

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  • By Jessica Towriss, Spoke News With the fall semester beginning at Conestoga College, the halls have been full of new and returning students. With returning and first-year students, Conestoga College has welcomed a record-breaking population of more than 13,000 full-time students and more than 38,000 part-time students across all Conestoga campuses. With the influx of students, the college has hired more than 100 full-time employees to contribute to student success, increasing the number of full-time...

    Students can access wide range of services

    By Jessica Towriss, Spoke News With the fall semester beginning at Conestoga College, the halls have been full of new and returning students. With returning and first-year students, Conestoga College has welcomed a record-breaking population of more than 13,000 full-time students and more than 38,000 part-time students across all Conestoga campuses. With the influx of students, the college has hired more than 100 full-time employees to contribute to student success, increasing the number of full-time...

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  • By Sarah Gilder, Spoke News With the school year starting and transportation options at peak demand, students at Conestoga College are getting back into the swing of purchasing bus passes in order to make their year a little smoother. But with new changes to the bus passes taking effect as of Sept. 1, there are a few more challenges for them to face. Many students decide to buy bus passes out of convenience, and with...

    New GRT passes working — with a few exceptions

    By Sarah Gilder, Spoke News With the school year starting and transportation options at peak demand, students at Conestoga College are getting back into the swing of purchasing bus passes in order to make their year a little smoother. But with new changes to the bus passes taking effect as of Sept. 1, there are a few more challenges for them to face. Many students decide to buy bus passes out of convenience, and with...

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  • By Darick Charbonneau, Spoke News Hundreds of people turned out on Sept. 8 for Rise for Climate, an international display of protest and calls for change that saw over 900 different actions in 91 countries across all seven continents. The Waterloo Region Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Waterloo Region Labour Council, among others, in conjunction with 350.org, partnered to bring local activists and speakers together to demand change and accountability from our elected representatives to...

    Hundreds demand change to combat global warming

    By Darick Charbonneau, Spoke News Hundreds of people turned out on Sept. 8 for Rise for Climate, an international display of protest and calls for change that saw over 900 different actions in 91 countries across all seven continents. The Waterloo Region Citizens’ Climate Lobby and the Waterloo Region Labour Council, among others, in conjunction with 350.org, partnered to bring local activists and speakers together to demand change and accountability from our elected representatives to...

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  • By Colin Burrowes, Spoke News Visits to the vet don’t have to scare you if you are a student trying to make ends meet. East Village Animal Hospital, better known as EVAH, in Kitchener has your back if you are a pet-loving OSAP student or working student earning less than $40,131 per year. “If they are on OSAP, they qualify immediately.” said Euraysia Duhainn, a medical veterinary assistant at EVAH, regarding the facility’s discounted rates....

    Veterinary hospital offers affordable services for students

    By Colin Burrowes, Spoke News Visits to the vet don’t have to scare you if you are a student trying to make ends meet. East Village Animal Hospital, better known as EVAH, in Kitchener has your back if you are a pet-loving OSAP student or working student earning less than $40,131 per year. “If they are on OSAP, they qualify immediately.” said Euraysia Duhainn, a medical veterinary assistant at EVAH, regarding the facility’s discounted rates....

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  • By Kaitlyn Mullin, Spoke News On Sept. 3, the American multinational corporation Nike released an advertisement campaign that became a subject of controversy across the internet. The ad features a former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, who created his own controversy in 2016 when he began taking a knee during the American national anthem. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” reads the controversial advertisement — part of Nike’s “Just...

    Controversial Nike ad sparks debate

    By Kaitlyn Mullin, Spoke News On Sept. 3, the American multinational corporation Nike released an advertisement campaign that became a subject of controversy across the internet. The ad features a former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, Colin Kaepernick, who created his own controversy in 2016 when he began taking a knee during the American national anthem. “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything,” reads the controversial advertisement — part of Nike’s “Just...

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