Conestoga College Archive

  • By Taylor Pace

    February Freeze

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  • BY ASHLEY SPRAGUE If you’re a Waterloo Region resident, then you’ve probably heard of the parties that happen on Ezra Avenue. If you’re not born and raised here, then, being a student, you will probably hear of them soon. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, and during Wilfrid Laurier University’s homecoming, thousands celebrate on Ezra in Waterloo. This year’s homecoming attracted 12,000 partiers. The day after, the streets are riddled with red Solo cups, empty...

    Ezra party worth holding

    BY ASHLEY SPRAGUE If you’re a Waterloo Region resident, then you’ve probably heard of the parties that happen on Ezra Avenue. If you’re not born and raised here, then, being a student, you will probably hear of them soon. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, and during Wilfrid Laurier University’s homecoming, thousands celebrate on Ezra in Waterloo. This year’s homecoming attracted 12,000 partiers. The day after, the streets are riddled with red Solo cups, empty...

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  • By REBECCA SOARES The Pita Pit is Conestoga College’s healthy food alternative, but it creates a pit of people piled in line. The eatery has become a popular food choice among faculty, staff and students, but its increasing popularity has caused service problems. On Oct. 2, Conestoga’s College Council meeting took place in the Guild Room of the Welcome Centre. During the meeting Dianna Fong-Lee, the co-ordinator of Conestoga’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant...

    Pita Pit service falters

    By REBECCA SOARES The Pita Pit is Conestoga College’s healthy food alternative, but it creates a pit of people piled in line. The eatery has become a popular food choice among faculty, staff and students, but its increasing popularity has caused service problems. On Oct. 2, Conestoga’s College Council meeting took place in the Guild Room of the Welcome Centre. During the meeting Dianna Fong-Lee, the co-ordinator of Conestoga’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant...

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  • A former Conestoga College student is looking to kick-start a career in the comic book industry. Marc Hulet recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise funds for the comic book series The Nuclear Family. The series takes a humorous look at the family dynamic after a superhero marries a super-villain. “Henry and Cecile love each other dearly but they’re constantly at odds over how to raise their two children,” the 40-year-old father...

    Comic book series on Kickstarter

    A former Conestoga College student is looking to kick-start a career in the comic book industry. Marc Hulet recently launched a Kickstarter campaign in an effort to raise funds for the comic book series The Nuclear Family. The series takes a humorous look at the family dynamic after a superhero marries a super-villain. “Henry and Cecile love each other dearly but they’re constantly at odds over how to raise their two children,” the 40-year-old father...

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  • BY LUCAS HUTTERI Aleks Mivonenko laughed trying to reach a nametag that had been placed on her back. “The people (of Canada) are so friendly and kind, and the nature, it’s so beautiful. I love looking down the streets and seeing all of the trees and bushes.” A first-year web design and development student hailing from Russia, Mivonenko is one of the many students who attended Conestoga College’s International Student Welcome Reception on Sept 15....

    A warm college welcome

    BY LUCAS HUTTERI Aleks Mivonenko laughed trying to reach a nametag that had been placed on her back. “The people (of Canada) are so friendly and kind, and the nature, it’s so beautiful. I love looking down the streets and seeing all of the trees and bushes.” A first-year web design and development student hailing from Russia, Mivonenko is one of the many students who attended Conestoga College’s International Student Welcome Reception on Sept 15....

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  • BY RILEY LINSEMAN Adolescents and poor body image is a problem that’s been on the rise since the age of social media, but it has also been an issue for centuries. Conestoga College event management students Celia Mackenize, Flor Ponciano, Kat Snider and Zoe Campanaro are aware of this problem and put on the True Hue body paint art show in the Tannery Centre on March 25 to address it. While the focus of the...

    Self-love in digital world

    BY RILEY LINSEMAN Adolescents and poor body image is a problem that’s been on the rise since the age of social media, but it has also been an issue for centuries. Conestoga College event management students Celia Mackenize, Flor Ponciano, Kat Snider and Zoe Campanaro are aware of this problem and put on the True Hue body paint art show in the Tannery Centre on March 25 to address it. While the focus of the...

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  • BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA It’s been 16 years since 9/11; 16 years since the turban became a symbol of fear and distrust in North America. But Sikh students at Conestoga have been trying to bring a higher awareness of the turban, sometimes called a dastaar, which, in the Khalsa society, signifies many virtues including spirituality, honour, self-respect, courage, piety and responsibility. Conestoga Sikh students hosted a turban tying event last month in the atrium to spread...

    Turban tying event improves awareness

    BY MATTHEW EVANGELISTA It’s been 16 years since 9/11; 16 years since the turban became a symbol of fear and distrust in North America. But Sikh students at Conestoga have been trying to bring a higher awareness of the turban, sometimes called a dastaar, which, in the Khalsa society, signifies many virtues including spirituality, honour, self-respect, courage, piety and responsibility. Conestoga Sikh students hosted a turban tying event last month in the atrium to spread...

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  • BY JAMES WELLS The week of March 20 to 24 was Conestoga Student Inc.’s first environmental week ever. With many presentations, events and guest speakers, CSI attempted to make the students a more aware and well informed environmental community. On the evening of March 22, Brittany Grieg and Anmolpreet Singh, CSI board of director’s environmental committee members, hosted an open forum in The Venue for students, staff and faculty. Singh gave an overview of CSI’s...

    Going green

    BY JAMES WELLS The week of March 20 to 24 was Conestoga Student Inc.’s first environmental week ever. With many presentations, events and guest speakers, CSI attempted to make the students a more aware and well informed environmental community. On the evening of March 22, Brittany Grieg and Anmolpreet Singh, CSI board of director’s environmental committee members, hosted an open forum in The Venue for students, staff and faculty. Singh gave an overview of CSI’s...

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  • Thinking Through Zombies

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  • BY BRANDY FULTON Conestoga College’s President John Tibbits is one of the few college executives to speak out about proposed salary increases. In 2012 there was a freeze put on the salaries of public sector executives. At the time, the 24 publicly funded colleges across Ontario were $1.9 billion in debt after 10 years of declining enrolment, according to Deb Matthews, the minister of advanced education and skills development. So, the provincial government decided to...

    Salary increases should be modest: Tibbits

    BY BRANDY FULTON Conestoga College’s President John Tibbits is one of the few college executives to speak out about proposed salary increases. In 2012 there was a freeze put on the salaries of public sector executives. At the time, the 24 publicly funded colleges across Ontario were $1.9 billion in debt after 10 years of declining enrolment, according to Deb Matthews, the minister of advanced education and skills development. So, the provincial government decided to...

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