concerns Archive

  • BY REBECCA SOARES Christmas may not be ruined for college students but their school year definitely got more difficult. On Oct. 16, colleges across Ontario began a strike that lasted five weeks and because of it, the remaining semester, as well as the winter semester, got extended. While the strike didn’t impede Christmas plans for many students, it affected those with jobs. In October and November, students couldn’t sign up for more hours because they...

    Prolonged semesters raise concerns

    BY REBECCA SOARES Christmas may not be ruined for college students but their school year definitely got more difficult. On Oct. 16, colleges across Ontario began a strike that lasted five weeks and because of it, the remaining semester, as well as the winter semester, got extended. While the strike didn’t impede Christmas plans for many students, it affected those with jobs. In October and November, students couldn’t sign up for more hours because they...

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  • By SARAH VEENSTRA Conestoga students are beginning to question exactly how the money they give Conestoga Students Inc. is spent. As part of their tuition fees, every student at Conestoga pays a CSI capital development fee ($55.60 this term; $66.50 in the winter semester) a CSI association fee ($110 per semester) and a CSI – College Student Alliance (CSA) fee of $4.56 per semester. CSA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works with many college...

    CSI budget sparks concern

    By SARAH VEENSTRA Conestoga students are beginning to question exactly how the money they give Conestoga Students Inc. is spent. As part of their tuition fees, every student at Conestoga pays a CSI capital development fee ($55.60 this term; $66.50 in the winter semester) a CSI association fee ($110 per semester) and a CSI – College Student Alliance (CSA) fee of $4.56 per semester. CSA is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works with many college...

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