October 21, 2018

Kneeling against police brutality

By Josh Pederson As citizens, we put our trust, our faith and our loyalty into ensuring that the forces serving and protecting the needs of the people, do so in a just and responsible way. So, what happens when that faithful bond is severed and instead of justice, the only emotions that an individual who interacts with a police officer has are fear and anxiety. The ominous presence one now … Continued

Living the varsity dream

BY MIKE TURCOTTE Andrei Lupoae, 26, is the blindside flanker for the Conestoga College varsity rugby team which just recently secured a 35-21 victory over Mohawk College. Lupoae has been playing sports most of his life, from rugby in high school to five years of representative lacrosse, and even volleyball. Nowadays, Lupoae is living the varsity dream by playing on the college team, with games once a week, usually on … Continued

Condors clawed by Grizzlies

BY MELODIE LARIVIERE The Condors had their second women’s volleyball match of the season on the new rec centre’s courts, against the Georgian College Grizzlies on Oct. 12. Brad McClure, head coach, said this is a rebuilding year, with nine new players on the roster as well as one player who is returning after taking a break. The team’s volleyball skills were plain to see, but they just couldn’t win … Continued

It’s time to sign up for winter intramurals

BY ANDREW BENNEY The school year is now well underway, and so are all of Conestoga’s intramural sports leagues. Most sports are taking place in the newly renovated recreation centre, with the exception of hockey which is played at the Activa sportsplex on Lennox Lewis Way in Kitchener. With eight sports to choose from, students looking to get some extra exercise this semester certainly had some choices on how to … Continued

Softball team’s season a hit and miss

BY RILEY LINSEMAN Cool music, good food and flying balls. Sounds like Friday night softball. Last year, as students may remember, Conestoga’s women’s softball team made it to the Canadian Collegiate Softball Association (CCSA) National Championships for the first time. As a quick refresher, the CCSA championships only accept eight out of over 25 university and college teams across Canada. The women’s team earned a spot after finishing second in … Continued

New college club for snowboarders, skiers

BY ANDREW BENNEY Any winter sports enthusiasts attending Conestoga College this year will be delighted with the formation of one of the school’s newest clubs, the Conestoga Snow Collective (CSC). The CSC was founded by current president, Kait Morris, a fitness and health promotion student at the college and former executive of the Guelph Snow Club. Morris has high hopes for the new club and says that her aim is … Continued

New sports bar offers unique atmosphere

By Sean Malinowski Bulls Eye Bar and Grill, a newly-renovated sports bar that prides itself on its unique menu selection, is the perfect place to watch a Jays’ or Leafs’ game or enjoy a few rounds of pool. The restaurant opened in the spring, in the same location as recently closed All Star Wings and Ribs. It is operated by the same people. Chintan Patel is one of the co-owners … Continued