October 18, 2021

Lions, tigers, and super heroes, oh my – what costumes are people donning this year?

With Halloween lurking around the corner like a ghost in a haunted house, costumes are starting to be snatched off the shelves. Whether it’s one to give a fright or one that’s comfy all night, the possibilities are endless – maybe a princess, someone from Star Wars, or a horror movie character. But some costumes offend by mocking someone else’s culture. While there are some classic Halloween characters seen every … Continued

The tradespeople of tomorrow: are they getting the best learning today?

Online teaching has changed the way students learn and are exposed to their future careers – especially for hands-on industries, like the trades. With a shortage of tradespeople, those in the industry wonder if the students who will work alongside them, eventually replacing them, will have enough experience to get the job done. For many of the trades programs at Conestoga, theory based classes are being taught online through Zoom. … Continued

Luster & Oak brings thrifters together for their largest Night Market yet

Witnessing a lineup of people waiting to take their turn shopping isn’t an uncommon sight these days – usually, it’s for something more mundane, like groceries. But on Sept., 26 in uptown Waterloo, a lineup decorated King St. N., for an event: Luster & Oak’s Night Market. Luster & Oak, originally known as Unit 5 before rebranding in 2010, is a vintage consignment boutique on King St. in Waterloo. Proximity … Continued

College and university students are getting inked after isolation: here’s the trends they’re into

With restrictions lifted once more in Ontario, tattoo shops have reopened – booked and busier than ever. College and university students have been flooding towards the shops, eager to poke their skin with the most popular tattoo trends, from minimalist flowers to the bold colours of American traditional. Part of the reason tattoo shops have been so busy lately, is because of backed up appointments; clients whose appointments have been … Continued

Kitchener woman’s jewelry business gives back to the community

“Handful” of Conestoga students support Montclaire and its mission During COVID-19, many people have started their own businesses to fill up their spare time, and their pockets. In the midst of the pandemic, a Kitchener woman attending University of Guelph, started a jewelry business for customers to look good and feel good – 10 per cent of every purchase gets donated to a local charity. Montclaire – a name derived … Continued