Archive for June, 2012

Culture change needed for athletics to thrive
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By Jon Spratt Photos by Jilan Nasher
Centennial College does a lot of things well – but I’m beginning to think that sports is not one of those things.
So far this year, the Colts have posted a total of four wins in OCAA regular season play (excluding badminton, as it’s an individual sport.) And those four wins are courtesy of the men’s basketball team.
There will be some that say this isn’t the end of the world, and they would be right.
Others might say that it’s altogether unimportant and they would be wrong.
Sports shouldn’t...

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Five affordable rides under $15K
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By Dan Heymen

The world of the automobile needn’t be one that students fear. With a little research, there are affordable options out there that may me a little more accessible for students than some may think. Take a look at our mini buying guide to get the, ahem, wheels rolling.

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Where do we go from here? What are the other options?
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By Aileen Donnelly

Stian Haklev has always been a self-learner.

He is now a PhD student at the Ontario Institute for Secondary Education at the University of Toronto but he entered the formal higher education system later than most of his friends. He came to Canada from Norway when he was 23 to earn a BA in international development.
He has never given up on his quest for knowledge both in the formal classroom...

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Tips for students on adjusting to the winter conditions
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By Christina Cheng

Since Toronto’s first official snow day took place on Monday, Dec. 6, reports have it that there were 170 collisions within 12 hours after the snow started falling in the region.

It’s quite difficult adjusting to the winter conditions after being spoiled with mild and dry temperatures in Toronto.

For motorists, Ontario winters are challenging and unpredictable. Safety is a top priority and to ensure that you’re well prepared for the winter roads, placing extra demands on driving skills and your vehicle...

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A blast of winter affects students and their commute
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By Christina Cheng

Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!

The first blast of winter has forced elementary and high schools to close, school buses to be cancelled, public transit to be delayed, collisions to rise and police to plead with motorists to slow down. But those who seem to be most bothered by the winter weather are post-secondary students here in Scarborough.

“The snow gets in the way of everything and slows everything down! It took me longer to get to school today because of the snow and the traffic. It’s cold...

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Centennial college semester freedom finally upon us
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By Cole Carruthers

Just before you’re able to take the plastic wrapping off of your last textbook, the semester is over.

College programs are notorious among students for being heavy with practical work loads, while still having to spend a good amount of time attending lecture classes and taking care of never-ending, weekly homework assignments

The biggest difference between a college post-secondary experience when compared to a typical university education is pace of assignments.

In university, you are given...

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Morningside students display health research skills
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By Cole Carruthers

Centennial third semester marketing students showed off their hard work and skills to the rest of the campus on the morning of Dec. 2 by presenting their final projects on important health issues.
The event for health promotion was for their marketing food nutrition management course.

The food nutrition management course was to raise awareness for healthy living.

It was one of their last assignments to promote health and nutrition.

Groups were able to choose a topic to promote to the public. Each group...

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