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  • BY TAYLOR PACE This is the last week to see the unique paintings by a local artist featured in the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, before the exhibit comes to a close on March 9. The exhibit, which opened on Feb. 2, is by local artist Bernadine Van Renne. The Centre for the Arts website boasts that her paintings “capture a fleeting photographic moment in the lives of everyday people.” Van Renne found her inspiration...

    It’s your last chance to view unique art exhibit

    BY TAYLOR PACE This is the last week to see the unique paintings by a local artist featured in the Cambridge Centre for the Arts, before the exhibit comes to a close on March 9. The exhibit, which opened on Feb. 2, is by local artist Bernadine Van Renne. The Centre for the Arts website boasts that her paintings “capture a fleeting photographic moment in the lives of everyday people.” Van Renne found her inspiration...

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  • The demolition of the Victoria Street bridge will take place Feb. 24 until Feb. 25 By Tyler Medeiros

    Demolition of Victoria Street bridge

    The demolition of the Victoria Street bridge will take place Feb. 24 until Feb. 25 By Tyler Medeiros

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  • BY Tyler Medeiros Throughout the years there have been many dangerous fads that have injured or killed the people who participated in them. The Tide Pod challenge is the current fad of 2018 and we have already seen about 40 cases of people ingesting the detergent pod in Canada. In 2016 anonymous users online started posting jokes about Tide Pods looking like Fruit Gushers, the children’s snack. However, it wasn’t until late 2017 that people...

    The internet made you eat what?

    BY Tyler Medeiros Throughout the years there have been many dangerous fads that have injured or killed the people who participated in them. The Tide Pod challenge is the current fad of 2018 and we have already seen about 40 cases of people ingesting the detergent pod in Canada. In 2016 anonymous users online started posting jokes about Tide Pods looking like Fruit Gushers, the children’s snack. However, it wasn’t until late 2017 that people...

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  • BY MIKE TURCOTTE Social media has become probably one of the single most powerful and influential aspects of human interaction across the globe. Whether people use it to read about politics, inventions, discoveries, crime, or something in between, social media connects people, and shares information to the masses. However, social media is also a shining example of mob mentality, and it’s starting to get really annoying. How many people reading this, have stood outside and...

    Social mob mentality must go

    BY MIKE TURCOTTE Social media has become probably one of the single most powerful and influential aspects of human interaction across the globe. Whether people use it to read about politics, inventions, discoveries, crime, or something in between, social media connects people, and shares information to the masses. However, social media is also a shining example of mob mentality, and it’s starting to get really annoying. How many people reading this, have stood outside and...

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  • BY MELISSA HORTON The growing use of fentanyl has become a crisis in many areas including Kitchener. Politicians are grappling with how to deal with the issue, including proposals for safe injection sites in the hopes of keeping drugs off the streets. Residents have organized events to rid their neighbourhoods of needles and first responders have armed themselves with naloxone kits in hopes of reducing the number of overdose deaths. Homeless people get most of...

    Naloxone kits coming to college

    BY MELISSA HORTON The growing use of fentanyl has become a crisis in many areas including Kitchener. Politicians are grappling with how to deal with the issue, including proposals for safe injection sites in the hopes of keeping drugs off the streets. Residents have organized events to rid their neighbourhoods of needles and first responders have armed themselves with naloxone kits in hopes of reducing the number of overdose deaths. Homeless people get most of...

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  • By TYLER MEDEIROS The flu season is here so grab your tissues and lozenges because it is going to be a rough one this year. On Dec. 22 nurses came to the Doon campus recreation centre to administer the flu shot to any student, faculty and staff who wanted it. Most of the students who received the shot were people who were not born in Canada or who travel to other countries throughout the season,...

    Flu season strikes

    By TYLER MEDEIROS The flu season is here so grab your tissues and lozenges because it is going to be a rough one this year. On Dec. 22 nurses came to the Doon campus recreation centre to administer the flu shot to any student, faculty and staff who wanted it. Most of the students who received the shot were people who were not born in Canada or who travel to other countries throughout the season,...

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  • By TYLER MEDEIROS Exam time can be stressful for most students. It causes late night study sessions and anxiety, leaving most students wondering if they are as ready as they can be for the upcoming test. “There is nothing worse than exam time and with the recent strike everyone is worried about their grades dropping from just one test,” said Adam Vitug a first-year Conestoga business student. You can beat exam stress in many ways,...

    Eat, sleep, study, repeat

    By TYLER MEDEIROS Exam time can be stressful for most students. It causes late night study sessions and anxiety, leaving most students wondering if they are as ready as they can be for the upcoming test. “There is nothing worse than exam time and with the recent strike everyone is worried about their grades dropping from just one test,” said Adam Vitug a first-year Conestoga business student. You can beat exam stress in many ways,...

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  • By TAYLOR PACE The owner of a new art studio in Galt believes providing customers with a positive and memorable experience is the most important part of her job. “I put people first; it’s more important for me to treat people with respect than whether I sell something or not,” said Susan Benton, a mother of two with a friendly face, who opened the doors of Cedar Lake Studios on Ainslie Street in the first...

    Galt art studio offers more than just art

    By TAYLOR PACE The owner of a new art studio in Galt believes providing customers with a positive and memorable experience is the most important part of her job. “I put people first; it’s more important for me to treat people with respect than whether I sell something or not,” said Susan Benton, a mother of two with a friendly face, who opened the doors of Cedar Lake Studios on Ainslie Street in the first...

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  • BY JOSH PEDERSON To say that you have received an award directly from Queen Elizabeth II is not a feat that many of us can relate to. For Daniel Ajiroba, a bachelor of environmental public health student at Conestoga College, that was a reality, when he received the Queen’s Young Leaders Medal in 2015. This sensational accomplishment is just one of many that Ajiroba has obtained in his 30-year lifetime. Ajiroba was born in Nigeria,...

    Advocating for the environment

    BY JOSH PEDERSON To say that you have received an award directly from Queen Elizabeth II is not a feat that many of us can relate to. For Daniel Ajiroba, a bachelor of environmental public health student at Conestoga College, that was a reality, when he received the Queen’s Young Leaders Medal in 2015. This sensational accomplishment is just one of many that Ajiroba has obtained in his 30-year lifetime. Ajiroba was born in Nigeria,...

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  • By TAYLOR PACE A group of University of Waterloo students staged multiple peaceful protest in Waterloo Town Square last month to show their support for Palestine. Around 50 people huddled in the cold on Dec. 17, waving the Palestinian flag, holding hand-made signs and chanting phrases like “From Palestine to Mexico, all the borders have to go,” and “From Turtle Island to Palestine, occupation is a crime.” Turtle Island is North America’s pre-colonial name. The...

    Protest for Palestine

    By TAYLOR PACE A group of University of Waterloo students staged multiple peaceful protest in Waterloo Town Square last month to show their support for Palestine. Around 50 people huddled in the cold on Dec. 17, waving the Palestinian flag, holding hand-made signs and chanting phrases like “From Palestine to Mexico, all the borders have to go,” and “From Turtle Island to Palestine, occupation is a crime.” Turtle Island is North America’s pre-colonial name. The...

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