November 18, 2018

Brrrave souls take the plunge

BY VERONICA REINER The 37th annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 15 was a success, featuring 25 participants, around 200 spectators, live music and CTV media coverage. “It’s on par with the turnout we had last year,” said Stephanie Marks, Conestoga Students Inc. events co-ordinator. The money raised from the plungers went to KW Habilitation, which provides a wide range of individualized services and supports to children with any special need … Continued

2018 Grammys stirs up controversy

By VERONICA REINER The 60th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was held on Jan. 28 at the Madison Square Gardens in New York. This year was different as it commemorated the Time’s Up and #MeToo movement, with stars wearing white roses to show solidarity and empowerment. However, this year caused controversy as there was a noticeable lack of female winners at an event that celebrated equality. The event did celebrate the … Continued

CSI’s Polar Plunge on Feb. 15

BY VERONICA REINER Conestoga Students Inc. is hosting its 37th annual Polar Plunge event on Feb. 15 at 12 p.m. just outside the cafeteria at the Doon campus. Brave students can be “freezin’ for a reason” as they jump into ice cold water in support of a great cause. “All funds raised will be donated to KW Habilitation,” said CSI President Aimee Calma. The not-for-profit organization provides a wide range … Continued

Patio Party raises money for Shinerama

BY VERONICA REINER Conestoga Students Inc. hosted its annual Patio Party and Barbecue at the newly renovated Venue restaurant at Conestoga College on Sept. 6. The event featured games, vendors, entertainment, a live DJ and free food, as well as drinks for students of age. CSI President Aimee Calma said the purpose was “to show new students a little bit more of the space” as well as to show off … Continued

Experience the paranormal

BY CASSIDY FOULDS October is a time of the year where adults get in touch with their inner child, and children get in touch with the spirit of Halloween. This October, people can also get in touch with the paranormal. The Canadian Haunting and Paranormal Society (CHAPS), an Ontario-based paranormal group, is hosting a public 101 Oct. 15 in St. Thomas where anyone can come in and learn about the … Continued

Big kids show off big toys

BY ROLAND FLEMING Remote-control planes; you may have had one as a kid, but some kids never grow up and as they got bigger, their toys did too. “That’s nothing, I haven’t even pulled out the big stuff,” responded Sandro Novelli when approached about a five-foot long, jet-fueled remote control plane he’d just flown. Novelli owns several model planes which he flies in shows in Canada and the United States. … Continued