October 21, 2018

Celebrating Pi Day

BY JOSH PEDERSON Conestoga college hosted an event called Pi Day to raise money for the Banff Global Leadership Trip.

Come one, come all, the circus calls for one night only

BY REBECCA SOARES The circus is in town but for one night only. On Saturday, March 3, Idea Exchange is hosting a Night Circus in the Cambridge Public Library, located at 1 Queen’s Square. The circus will be starting at 8 p.m. and ending at midnight. “It’s going to be incredible. We’ve been working on it for a while now and there’s still plenty to do before that time but … Continued

Get involved at Conestoga

By ASHLEY SPRAGUE The Get Involved Fair at Conestoga is a semi-annual event that the college hosts at three campuses. It is a chance for students to get involved with events in the community and on campus and also an opportunity to earn recognition on one’s co-curricular record (CCR). Having volunteer experience on students’ CCRs is a great way for them to one-up their resume and stand out from others … Continued

Games Night offers free food, chance to socialize

BY NICOLE CLARK A group of third-year nursing students recently held Games Night, an informational night of fun and socialization for international students. The event was held on March 20 in the Welcome Centre at Conestoga College’s Doon campus. It included video games, food, meditative drawing and stress ball-making stations, and was held to provide information to international students regarding sexual health, mental health, nutrition, exercise and landlord laws. The … Continued

THEMUSEUM redefines mac ’n cheese

BY CHRISTEL ALLISON Things got real cheesy at THEMUSEUM’s first ever Mac ’N Cheese-ival on Feb. 27. THEMUSEUM and B@THEMUSEUM (a café) came together for an unforgettable experience – one that fused macaroni and cheese with new Ontario craft beer from Four Fathers Brewery and music from Toronto band Running Red Lights. With butter chicken, jerk chicken, Italian and vegetarian flavoured mac and cheese, the line that stretched past the … Continued

FLASHing local talent

By JASON MOTA For the second year in a row, FLASH: Contemporary Photography Here, an event celebrating the art of photography and showcasing photos from local amateurs to professionals, went off without a hitch at downtown Kitchener’s Tannery Event Centre. The event was $20 at the door, and was sold out. CBC’s Craig Norris was the MC, and attendees were photography enthusiasts young and old alike. The event has five … Continued

Women unite, take back the night

BY EMMIE SIROKY “Two, four, six, eight, no more date rape!” was the call at this year’s take back the night event in Kitchener. Downtown was flooded with over 500 people for the 32nd annual Take Back the Night march and rally on Sept. 17. The walk was held to raise awareness for women, children and transgender people who aren’t able to walk down the street at night for fear … Continued

Taking back the night

BY MATT HOWELL Their message was loud, concise and clear; violence against women, children and the transgendered needs to stop. An opening rally was held in front of Kitchener City Hall Sept. 25 as part of Waterloo Region’s 31st Take Back the Night event. Some of the streets were blocked off and filled with a massive crowd of women of all ages marching and carrying signs with messages of strength. … Continued

Cirque du Soleil spellbinds audiences

BY HAILEY MERKT Cirque du Soleil describes their show Varekai as “a captivating forest inhabited by whimsical and enchanted creatures.” On Jan. 29, hundreds of circus enthusiasts gathered at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton to enjoy an exhilarating two-hour extravaganza. “The word Varekai means ‘wherever’ in the Romany language of the gypsies … This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and … Continued

Shaking and skating in Uptown Waterloo

BY ASHLEY KOWITZ Despite the cold, Waterloo residents grabbed their skates and headed to Waterloo Town Square on Jan. 27 for Shake-n-Skate. The event combines the elements of skating and dancing with a DJ and funky lights to set the mood. Shake-N-Skate is a free, family-friendly skating party series that was organized by the City of Waterloo and KDUB’s Vidman. This was the fifth year the event was held and … Continued