October 23, 2018

Spoke publishes final print edition

By CHRISTINA JONAS It’s the end of an era at Conestoga College. Spoke, the weekly newspaper produced by journalism students, published its final print edition on April 16. In September we are moving to a digital-only model that will allow for more real-time news and digital storytelling. Spoke Online (www.spokeonline.com), our current online news site, will continue the print edition’s tradition of featuring high-quality editorial content, including news, features, commentary … Continued

Understanding substance abuse

BY TAYLOR PACE A father walks through the door of the safe injection site in Toronto pushing a stroller with a toddler inside. He is here to use. This sight initially shocks Darryl Gebien, who is there as an observer. But the shock quickly disappears when he realizes the alternative: a father dosing alone, potentially nodding off and overdosing; potentially leaving a child unattended. “What would be the alternative for … Continued

Students host Skillz Manifesto

BY MELISSA HORTON Conestoga College’s design foundations students hosted their annual year-end design showcase and awards on April 6 at the Waterloo Region Museum. Called Skillz Manifesto, the event showcased an array of student designs, including canvas art, prints and two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces. Guests at the show could bid on canvas paintings by the students and could purchase a selection of student prints. Tickets cost $10 with proceeds helping … Continued

Horoscope – Week of April 16, 2018

Aries – March 21 – April 19 It’s OK to let go of the past in favour of a better future. Start by watching your weight and being aware of your health, Know that you have the power to do the right thing. Taurus – April 20 – May 20 Find a way to take some time to meditate. When doing this you’ll know what you really want. Now is … Continued

Honouring Humboldt

The hockey community stood in solidarity on April 7 as it mourned the loss of 15 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team who lost their lives in a horrific bus crash in northern Saskatchewan the night before. NHL players on the Winnipeg Jets and Chicago Blackhawks sported the word Broncos on their jerseys instead of their last names and moments of silence were held before puck drop at … Continued

Police have to stop shooting people

BY MIKE TURCOTTE-MCCUSKER When people think about the worst developed countries for police-on-civilian violence, the United States usually tops the list, but not many people would guess that Canada is the second worst offender. This is according to a story in the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent titled: Stop the Killing: Fatal police shootings in Canada. It’s our belief that this issue should be getting more attention in this country. What’s … Continued

Festival organizer says fan satisfaction No. 1

BY PETER SWART The road to this year’s Ever After Music Festival has been an unexpectedly bumpy one for organizers. The most recent bump was the sexual assault allegations surrounding Datsik, who was scheduled to headline the festival, which lead to some frantic rearranging of the schedule. While this shook up the event and made fans scour the internet to see what the festival organizers would do to compensate for … Continued

Music festival to feature Excision

BY PETER SWART One of Canada’s most highly anticipated music events, the Ever After Music Festival, is taking place in Kitchener June 8 to 10 at Bingemans, with Canadian EDM heavy-hitter Excision headlining the jam-packed lineup. The three-day extravaganza will also feature performances from Claude VonStroke, Flux Pavilion, Doctor P, Illenium and many more. Marking the unofficial kick-off to summer, Ever After Music Festival officials say the event is the … Continued

Living off livestreaming

BY JOSH PEDERSON Imaging having a job where you wake up every day, turn on a camera, connect a microphone and broadcast yourself to an audience from around the world. You get to make your own hours and oftentimes, you don’t even have to leave your house. The job of livestreaming is quickly gaining traction as a legitimate career path and for those who are successful, monthly earnings can be … Continued