Archive for June, 2012

Transfer to University a Future Possibility
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Transfer to Ryerson and Universities from some Centennial College courses is a possibility in the near future according to Registrar David Gould. Gould said that entrance to a Ryerson program, would be relatively simple provided the standards are the same. He pointed out that some universities such as McMaster, University of Toronto and the Lakehead University, do take students from the engineering program at Ryerson. This could lead to the acceptance of those now enrolled in such courses at Centennial College into some universities. Gould said that there is nothing formally in writing regarding this matter and is not likely to be a reality for some time to come as the...

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Speaking Out-landish
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Last week Centennial College ‘received a surprise visit from Gaston Smut the world famous entrepreneur of Wash-room Wall art. He told me in an exclusive interview he had taken time out of a busy schedule to make a brief stop at C.C.A.A.T., because he had heard that a fine showing of contemporary WW art was presently on display here. While carefully perusing the walls of the MEN’S on the second floor, “The Great One,” as he is known throughout washrooms around the world, displayed a lack of enthusiasm in the random scrawlings. “Obviously,”...

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Punch Card Students
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Today, the pressure for higher educational standards has created a massive increase in post-secondary school enrollment. Universities and other institutions have been forced to increase their numbers and size of enrollment to accommodate the demand for further education. In the struggle to keep pace, the danger of dehumanizing the student is constantly present in the minds of modern educators. With student enrollment mushrooming, many modern campuses have populations rivaling those of formidable towns. The teaching and administrative problems of handling several thousand students would be insurmountable were it not for modern techniques. Evolving through sheer necessity,...

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Centennial College Joins OAS
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Centennial College has become a member of the most influential students’ organization in the province; the Ontario Union of students; a group with more than 80,000 members.

Originally, a popular student vote was to be held to decide whether or not to join the ‘organization, but not one student was present at the council meeting. This was after notices had been posted throughout the school announcing that representatives of O.U.S. would be there, and that a vote on entry into the Union would be taken at the meeting.

Hugh Armstrong, President...

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Centennial honors athletes
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by Lance Hornby
ASYLUM staff
Sports Centennial honors. The 11th Annual Centennial College Athletic Banquet was held Friday April 6 with over 80 people in attendance to join in the festivities and help Blair Rossen carry home his awards. Unlike most dinners characterized by “rubber-chicken” dinners, this banquet started on a high with a delicious chicken dinner which preceded Master of Ceremonies Sharon lkola, who began the process of honoring the colleges top athletes. Stan Taylor, representing Centennial’s Board of Governors, congratulated all the athletes for their performance and wished them continued success. To begin the awards, on the...

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Friendship had nothing to do with hiring – CCSAI president
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By Laura Gallella
Courier Staff
CCSAI meetings cannot take place without a Chair of the Board. Since last May when the new board came into office, full-time staff have been acting as chair but recently without notice, the position was filled by a student-at-large. Hiring of appointed positions on the board were suspended by last year’s board, this included the chair position, but recently, school of business student Jeremy Salter, was given the job without the usual hiring process the CCSAI uses when filling positions.
According to...

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Great dates that don’t cost a lot
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Livia Lockwood
Courier Staff

Dating is stressful. It’s even more stressful when you’re working with a thin wallet. To help you make the most of your night here are five ideas for frugal date activities.

Rainbow Cinemas: For the traditionalists, several movie options won’t break the bank.

Rainbow cinemas (www.rainbowcinemas.ca) have matinees for $4.25 per person. If you want something a bit cozier, the North York Drive-In is located in Sharon, Ontario (just above Newmarket, www.northyorkdrivein.com).

$10 per...

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Is downloading music killing the DJ?
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By Chris Dart
Courier Staff

As the owner of specialty record store Relapse Records, Jim Spirou has been able to witness the changes in Toronto’s DJ scene first hand, and according to him, most of them have been for the worse.

Located on Yonge Sf. just south of Wellesley, Relapse specializes in 12″ vinyl, which remains the weapon of choice for most DJs. Dozens of DJs, specializing in everything from hip hop to progressive trance, come through Relapse’s door every day.

Spirou says that there are fewer of them coming...

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can you BELIEVE IT? the NHL is back
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Start your pools, get your game face on and check out our NHL preview.
By Mark Sheridan
Courier Staff
It is finally that time of year. Most hockey fans are in the midst of locating their dust covered car flags or team jerseys in preparation for the upcoming season. Other hockey fans are pulling apart stats, rosters, and a year’s worth of player transactions trying to figure out who the best of the best will be in the NHL this year. North West Division: The North West division provided the league with one its biggest surprises...

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Ehlebracht wins SA presidential seat
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by Tom Wilkinson
ASYLUM staff
John Ehlebracht emerged victorious as the new president of the Centennial College Student Association. Ehlebracht defeated Don Simard in the elections which were held April 9 and 10. “I am proud to have been elected the president of the Centennial College SA,” said Ehlebracht. He feels that the SA is a very important organization within the college community. The new president is hoping for maximum participation by the students next year and will do his best to encourage this. “I hope to meet all the...

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