College Archive

  • BY AUSTIN WELLS Stress is an inevitable part of being a human being. It can occur while working, and is an unfortunate part of the daily life of a college student. According to Statistics Canada, one in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime. While stress itself is not a mental illness, it can augment an existing condition or help cause others. While living with stress, anxiety or depression can...

    College counsellors here to help

    BY AUSTIN WELLS Stress is an inevitable part of being a human being. It can occur while working, and is an unfortunate part of the daily life of a college student. According to Statistics Canada, one in five Canadians will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime. While stress itself is not a mental illness, it can augment an existing condition or help cause others. While living with stress, anxiety or depression can...

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    Sports – A great way to get involved!

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  • By REBECCA SOARES Students at Conestoga College can get to class by bus, on foot or by using their own vehicles, but the third option requires students to purchase a parking permit for either one or two semesters. A permit for one semester at Conestoga’s Doon campus costs $262 and increases to $440 for two semesters. While school administrators may believe these to be reasonable prices, students at Conestoga College disagree. “I think it (parking)...

    Parking passes expensive: students

    By REBECCA SOARES Students at Conestoga College can get to class by bus, on foot or by using their own vehicles, but the third option requires students to purchase a parking permit for either one or two semesters. A permit for one semester at Conestoga’s Doon campus costs $262 and increases to $440 for two semesters. While school administrators may believe these to be reasonable prices, students at Conestoga College disagree. “I think it (parking)...

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  • BY LUCAS HUTTERI The future may get brighter for students at Conestoga College. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) has been flirting with the idea of joining the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), an advocacy organization that has 22 members and represents 255,000 post-secondary students. The implications of this could impact a lot of areas. At CSI’s Sept. 20 Board of Directors meeting, Brittany Grieg and Scot Wyles gave a presentation on a CASA conference they...

    CSI may join CASA

    BY LUCAS HUTTERI The future may get brighter for students at Conestoga College. Conestoga Students Inc. (CSI) has been flirting with the idea of joining the Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA), an advocacy organization that has 22 members and represents 255,000 post-secondary students. The implications of this could impact a lot of areas. At CSI’s Sept. 20 Board of Directors meeting, Brittany Grieg and Scot Wyles gave a presentation on a CASA conference they...

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  • BY ANDREW BENNEY After the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Ezra Street in Waterloo came to a close, the event’s focus changed from excessive drinking to something a little more orderly. Over 25 volunteers took to the streets on the morning after the parties, doing their part for the community by cleaning up the solid layer of garbage on the street. On top of this, the volunteers were also forced to trek through the vicious...

    Waterloo weekend party cleanup a success

    BY ANDREW BENNEY After the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Ezra Street in Waterloo came to a close, the event’s focus changed from excessive drinking to something a little more orderly. Over 25 volunteers took to the streets on the morning after the parties, doing their part for the community by cleaning up the solid layer of garbage on the street. On top of this, the volunteers were also forced to trek through the vicious...

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  • BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Trying to get better in the mental health unit of Grand River Hospital is hard when the only thing you have to stare at is late-80’s cafe style coffee art. The walls are painted a sad brown latte colour that doesn’t brighten anyone’s mood. And God forbid they check you in on a weekend because you won’t get any answers or real help until Monday. Canada’s health-care system is failing patients with...

    Mental health being ignored

    BY WENDY HUENUL-VALDES Trying to get better in the mental health unit of Grand River Hospital is hard when the only thing you have to stare at is late-80’s cafe style coffee art. The walls are painted a sad brown latte colour that doesn’t brighten anyone’s mood. And God forbid they check you in on a weekend because you won’t get any answers or real help until Monday. Canada’s health-care system is failing patients with...

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  • BY NICOLE CLARK Conestoga College Council members were shown tentative floor plans and other details connected with an upcoming expansion of the Waterloo campus at a council meeting on Nov. 22. The Conestoga North Campus Expansion Project is expected to increase the number of full-time students at the Waterloo campus from just over 900 to more than 3,000 and will be open by September 2018. “I know the growth will be welcome there,” said Andrew...

    Waterloo campus set to expand

    BY NICOLE CLARK Conestoga College Council members were shown tentative floor plans and other details connected with an upcoming expansion of the Waterloo campus at a council meeting on Nov. 22. The Conestoga North Campus Expansion Project is expected to increase the number of full-time students at the Waterloo campus from just over 900 to more than 3,000 and will be open by September 2018. “I know the growth will be welcome there,” said Andrew...

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  • OPINION BY MELODIE LARIVIERE I was born in pretty much the middle of the millennial era. I remember when I was growing up, everyone, not just your elders, were treated with nothing but respect. Paying attention to someone was instinct; a smile was a daily expression that I gave to everyone no matter what. Speaking out of turn rarely occurred. Today, however, there is such a lack of respect. The number of times my teachers...

    There’s a lack of respect in class

    OPINION BY MELODIE LARIVIERE I was born in pretty much the middle of the millennial era. I remember when I was growing up, everyone, not just your elders, were treated with nothing but respect. Paying attention to someone was instinct; a smile was a daily expression that I gave to everyone no matter what. Speaking out of turn rarely occurred. Today, however, there is such a lack of respect. The number of times my teachers...

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  • BY ROBERT JANES Parking at Conestoga is expensive, however, a local business is selling parking permits for half the price of those sold at the college. David Coros, a first-year general arts and science student, spoke to the owner of Mango King last month about possibly purchasing one of his parking lot permits. The restaurant is located near the college across Homer Watson Boulevard. “It’s 220 bucks for the two semesters and they have a $50 down payment. So as long as you return the permit when...

    Parking is expensive, so are tickets

    BY ROBERT JANES Parking at Conestoga is expensive, however, a local business is selling parking permits for half the price of those sold at the college. David Coros, a first-year general arts and science student, spoke to the owner of Mango King last month about possibly purchasing one of his parking lot permits. The restaurant is located near the college across Homer Watson Boulevard. “It’s 220 bucks for the two semesters and they have a $50 down payment. So as long as you return the permit when...

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  • BY JOY STRUTHERS Conestoga College had a lockdown drill Sept. 19 that was successful in some ways, but it left many students feeling confused about the changes in procedure. Janet Mannella, the occupational safety manager at Safety and Security Services, said learning about options was the purpose of the drill and that she thought it went well. “It’s always great to have the drill as a learning tool,” she said. There are different ways in...

    Lockdown drill held

    BY JOY STRUTHERS Conestoga College had a lockdown drill Sept. 19 that was successful in some ways, but it left many students feeling confused about the changes in procedure. Janet Mannella, the occupational safety manager at Safety and Security Services, said learning about options was the purpose of the drill and that she thought it went well. “It’s always great to have the drill as a learning tool,” she said. There are different ways in...

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