competition Archive

  • BY PETER SWART Communitech is hosting the finals of its third annual Code/Design to Win Challenge in Waterloo on the weekend of Jan. 19 and Conestoga College students are up for the challenge. Communitech is an organization that focuses on helping the tech community develop by assisting businesses in starting and growing in the region. The goal of the Code/Design to Win Challenge is to attract students in the technology field from across Canada to...

    Students have eye on the prize

    BY PETER SWART Communitech is hosting the finals of its third annual Code/Design to Win Challenge in Waterloo on the weekend of Jan. 19 and Conestoga College students are up for the challenge. Communitech is an organization that focuses on helping the tech community develop by assisting businesses in starting and growing in the region. The goal of the Code/Design to Win Challenge is to attract students in the technology field from across Canada to...

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  • BY MEGHAN WEATHERALL Students in Conestoga’s two-year culinary management program went head-to-head in a cook-off on Feb. 9, all hoping to win the Iron Chef title or People’s Choice award. Ten local restaurants accepted the opportunity to work with the students to create a dish that featured pork. Students who volunteered to participate were teamed up with restaurant chefs to give them real-life experience. “Tonight is like our only chance to work with experienced chefs,”...

    Area chefs go head to head: Conestoga also puts culinary students’ skills to the test

    BY MEGHAN WEATHERALL Students in Conestoga’s two-year culinary management program went head-to-head in a cook-off on Feb. 9, all hoping to win the Iron Chef title or People’s Choice award. Ten local restaurants accepted the opportunity to work with the students to create a dish that featured pork. Students who volunteered to participate were teamed up with restaurant chefs to give them real-life experience. “Tonight is like our only chance to work with experienced chefs,”...

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16. The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each other for their whole lives....

    A final shot was taken

    BY BRANDY FULTON Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16. The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each other for their whole lives....

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON The fourth season of the singing competition The Shot is coming to Kitchener this November. With over 200 contestants, this season will be the most intense and best season yet. The Shot was started in 2014 by C.J. Allen, who is the executive director of the competition. He used to live abroad in South Korea where he worked as a professional in the entertainment and music industry; That country had a singing...

    Singers are given ‘a shot’

    BY BRANDY FULTON The fourth season of the singing competition The Shot is coming to Kitchener this November. With over 200 contestants, this season will be the most intense and best season yet. The Shot was started in 2014 by C.J. Allen, who is the executive director of the competition. He used to live abroad in South Korea where he worked as a professional in the entertainment and music industry; That country had a singing...

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  • BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Texting, tweeting and posting photos via Instagram can leave students with mixed emotions, including insecurity. At Conestoga College, some students believe that feeling secure on social media depends on how they feel about themselves. “I have felt self-conscious about myself before on social media because of the certain photos of myself posing with friends that are posted online,” said Khrystyna Wilson, a first-year educational support student. Making a picture-perfect “selfie” can leave...

    Social media makes students feel secure and insecure

    BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Texting, tweeting and posting photos via Instagram can leave students with mixed emotions, including insecurity. At Conestoga College, some students believe that feeling secure on social media depends on how they feel about themselves. “I have felt self-conscious about myself before on social media because of the certain photos of myself posing with friends that are posted online,” said Khrystyna Wilson, a first-year educational support student. Making a picture-perfect “selfie” can leave...

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  • BY JESSICA HAMMER Bring out the pens and paper because it’s time to finish that novel tucked away under the bed or hidden behind the dresser. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Participants are supposed to write a 50,000-word novel by Nov. 30. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that encourages creative people to write empowering stories and develop connections with fellow writers. Writers of all ages are welcome to join. “You...

    The pen strikes again

    BY JESSICA HAMMER Bring out the pens and paper because it’s time to finish that novel tucked away under the bed or hidden behind the dresser. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Participants are supposed to write a 50,000-word novel by Nov. 30. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that encourages creative people to write empowering stories and develop connections with fellow writers. Writers of all ages are welcome to join. “You...

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  • BY KALI CAUDLE Robots were all the rage at the Cambridge campus on Dec. 9, during a Line Follower Competition. The event was held by Christopher Dobson for his introduction to robotics class. Twelve teams competed with the students being given the semester to work on the project. They had to buy materials and design, test and build their robotic devices throughout the semester, although many students left it to the last week. The robotic...

    Robots come alive

    BY KALI CAUDLE Robots were all the rage at the Cambridge campus on Dec. 9, during a Line Follower Competition. The event was held by Christopher Dobson for his introduction to robotics class. Twelve teams competed with the students being given the semester to work on the project. They had to buy materials and design, test and build their robotic devices throughout the semester, although many students left it to the last week. The robotic...

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  • By SCOTT DIETRICH Conestoga event management students in their final semester are getting the chance to finally take everything they have learned and apply it to the real world. One of their final assignments is to work in groups to hold an event for their classmates or the general public. One group took their love of athletics and a television show and turned it into a competition. On March 22, Sara Moreira, Jade Sammons, Kailey...

    Racing for fun and experience

    By SCOTT DIETRICH Conestoga event management students in their final semester are getting the chance to finally take everything they have learned and apply it to the real world. One of their final assignments is to work in groups to hold an event for their classmates or the general public. One group took their love of athletics and a television show and turned it into a competition. On March 22, Sara Moreira, Jade Sammons, Kailey...

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  • By JODY ANDERSON The third annual Supply Chain Case Competition was held Feb. 21 with Conestoga College’s Doon campus being one of the host sites. The competition, put on by the Supply Chain Management Association, had teams working on case studies in a real-world scenario which they then presented to judges. Leopold Koff, a professor in the supply chain and operations/purchasing management programs at Conestoga, worked hard to make Conestoga one of the host sites....

    Competition serious business

    By JODY ANDERSON The third annual Supply Chain Case Competition was held Feb. 21 with Conestoga College’s Doon campus being one of the host sites. The competition, put on by the Supply Chain Management Association, had teams working on case studies in a real-world scenario which they then presented to judges. Leopold Koff, a professor in the supply chain and operations/purchasing management programs at Conestoga, worked hard to make Conestoga one of the host sites....

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  • Students from the Interior Design program put their layout skills to the test during a day-long competition to see who could design the best boardroom and café. Story by Spencer Beebe

    Conestoga’s Student Design Competition

    Students from the Interior Design program put their layout skills to the test during a day-long competition to see who could design the best boardroom and café. Story by Spencer Beebe

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