October 21, 2018

Students have eye on the prize

BY PETER SWART Communitech is hosting the finals of its third annual Code/Design to Win Challenge in Waterloo on the weekend of Jan. 19 and Conestoga College students are up for the challenge. Communitech is an organization that focuses on helping the tech community develop by assisting businesses in starting and growing in the region. The goal of the Code/Design to Win Challenge is to attract students in the technology … Continued

Area chefs go head to head: Conestoga also puts culinary students’ skills to the test

BY MEGHAN WEATHERALL Students in Conestoga’s two-year culinary management program went head-to-head in a cook-off on Feb. 9, all hoping to win the Iron Chef title or People’s Choice award. Ten local restaurants accepted the opportunity to work with the students to create a dish that featured pork. Students who volunteered to participate were teamed up with restaurant chefs to give them real-life experience. “Tonight is like our only chance … Continued

A final shot was taken

BY BRANDY FULTON Music filled the Wilfrid Laurier Theatre on Nov. 26 for the fourth season of The Shot, a singing competition for anyone over 16. The top eight competitors were finally on the big stage after a month of auditions, callbacks, boot camp and semifinals. Through this time they had become like a family. They were singing, hanging out and just having fun backstage like they had known each … Continued

Singers are given ‘a shot’

BY BRANDY FULTON The fourth season of the singing competition The Shot is coming to Kitchener this November. With over 200 contestants, this season will be the most intense and best season yet. The Shot was started in 2014 by C.J. Allen, who is the executive director of the competition. He used to live abroad in South Korea where he worked as a professional in the entertainment and music industry; … Continued

Social media makes students feel secure and insecure

BY TAYLOR SCHWEITZER Texting, tweeting and posting photos via Instagram can leave students with mixed emotions, including insecurity. At Conestoga College, some students believe that feeling secure on social media depends on how they feel about themselves. “I have felt self-conscious about myself before on social media because of the certain photos of myself posing with friends that are posted online,” said Khrystyna Wilson, a first-year educational support student. Making … Continued

The pen strikes again

BY JESSICA HAMMER Bring out the pens and paper because it’s time to finish that novel tucked away under the bed or hidden behind the dresser. November is National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo. Participants are supposed to write a 50,000-word novel by Nov. 30. NaNoWriMo is a non-profit organization that encourages creative people to write empowering stories and develop connections with fellow writers. Writers of all ages … Continued

Robots come alive

BY KALI CAUDLE Robots were all the rage at the Cambridge campus on Dec. 9, during a Line Follower Competition. The event was held by Christopher Dobson for his introduction to robotics class. Twelve teams competed with the students being given the semester to work on the project. They had to buy materials and design, test and build their robotic devices throughout the semester, although many students left it to … Continued

Racing for fun and experience

By SCOTT DIETRICH Conestoga event management students in their final semester are getting the chance to finally take everything they have learned and apply it to the real world. One of their final assignments is to work in groups to hold an event for their classmates or the general public. One group took their love of athletics and a television show and turned it into a competition. On March 22, … Continued

Competition serious business

By JODY ANDERSON The third annual Supply Chain Case Competition was held Feb. 21 with Conestoga College’s Doon campus being one of the host sites. The competition, put on by the Supply Chain Management Association, had teams working on case studies in a real-world scenario which they then presented to judges. Leopold Koff, a professor in the supply chain and operations/purchasing management programs at Conestoga, worked hard to make Conestoga … Continued

Conestoga’s Student Design Competition

Students from the Interior Design program put their layout skills to the test during a day-long competition to see who could design the best boardroom and café. Story by Spencer Beebe

Iron Chef – the greatest culinary experience in Waterloo Region

BY KELSEY DUNBAR Instead of competing against the region’s most renowned chefs, Conestoga College culinary students teamed up with them and attempted to “smoke” the other teams in the third annual Iron Chef competition. The event, which was held on Jan. 24 at Bingemans’ Marshall Hall, featured teams fighting it out in hopes of winning the votes of celebrity judges. The competing culinary students did not find out who they … Continued