Archive for August, 2012

Want to find your inner sanctuary? Try Yoga.
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BY BARB HESTERMAN
Courier Staff

Mary Marzo believes that the power of healing comes from within. It just needs to be reached.

Marzo is in the business of reaching that place of healing.

“I strongly hold that we each carry our wisdom and the answers we need deep within us,” she said.

She is a Goddess spirituality teacher, Wholistic psychotherapist and Yoga instructor. Her CD, Goddess Relaxation and Meditations, was made top 10 in Canada by the Omega centre last fall and it is now gaining popularity in the United States. Marzo couldn’t be more excited.

“This is the whole reason I created the CD,” she said....

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ECODEPOT returns to dress up students for the job
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Donna Neil, organizer of the ECODEPOT, shows a fashionable but professional article of clothing.

By Roger Tran

Many things in life aren’t free, especially clothes. However, this month, Donna Neil and the Centennial College Student Association are looking to change that.

The CCSAI is hosting ECODEPOT, an event for Centennial students to obtain re-used professional clothing such as suits, skirts and dress pants for free. ECODEPOT will be hosted at Progress campus on Thursday, Nov. 11 and Friday, Nov. 12, from...

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So you think you are Canadian? Eh
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BY MICHAEL-ANTHONY TAMBURRO
Courier Staff

February 15 will mark the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Canadian flag.

Approved under the Pearson government the flag was chosen from over 1,500 designs. The chosen flag was created by George Stanley, former Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick.
Did you know any of that?

Canadian historians claim that we, the so called “generation Y” don’t. They say that history is what a nation collectively thinks about itself in comparison...

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Political parties face post-election challenges
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BY JOHN ZRONIK
Opinions Editor

Many Canadians collectively sighed with relief on election night as voters handed Jean Chretien’s Liberals a third straight majority government.

The victory represents an expression of confidence in the leader-ship that Liberals have provided over their two terms in office and cements the Prime Minister’s place in the history books.

But many challenges lie ahead for this Liberal government.

Chretien’s party must begin to heal the wounds...

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The day I became a parent, not to my delight or pleasure
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About two weeks ago, I became a parent. The bundle of joy which made me one wasn’t delivered in the hospital, not doctors, nurses or midwives were involved, nor the police on the side of the highway.
We picked him up from PJ’s Pet Store in the Scarborough Town Centre.
But before I continue, allow me to clear up the whole “parent” thing. I am strongly against being referred to as a pet’s “father, daddy, uncle, brother or cousin.” However, it seems every time we introduce...

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D.J. Serious about making beats
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BY TED KRITSONIS
Courier Staff

With Toronto’s hip hop scene rising above the underground, DJ Serious now finds himself in the middle of a new era.
From the days when hip hop, as a genre and as a subculture, intrigued him, Serious could always feel the beats bumping in his head. It was then that he felt he could create his own.
“There are so many elements to the music, ” he says. “Hip hop borrows from all types of musical genres and reflects it in so many ways.”

Make...

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Canadian television icon speaks to Centennial students
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Courier Staff

Respected broadcaster and journalist Pamela Wallin spoke to a packed audience at the Bell Centre about everything and anything from her long career to her favourite cast members on Law & Order.

About 120 communication arts students and members of the community crammed into the Bell Centre library on April 5 to hear the Canadian broadcasting icon talk and answer their questions as part of the Bell Centre’s ongoing speaker series.
Originally from the small town of Wadena, Saskatchewan,...

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Students reaping the benefits of college’s new health plan
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BY KIM WILLIAMS
Courier Staff

Changes in the Centennial College health plan can and will, affect many students.
Student Association Inc. (CCSAI) has changed the health plan during its second year of service for students. In 2000, the plan only covered 80 per cent of illness related prescriptions; it now covers 100 per cent. The fees used to come out of the student activity fee (SAF), but are now a separate fee included on the tuition statement.

The plan reimburses accidental dental and medical claims....

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Volleyball coach eyes success in first season
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BY MATHIEU B. YUILL
Courier Staff

The Centennial College women’s volleyball team will be going through a rebuilding phase starting this fall after the majority of players graduated.

At the helm of the rebuilding will be new head coach, Peter Campbell.

It was announced last season that the head coach of the women’s volleyball team would not be returning because he was moving out of the area.

Campbell, currently head of boys health and physical educa-tion at Albert Campbell C.I. in Scarborough received a fax with the job opening and applied last spring.

He has coached several successful...

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New residence getting better everyday
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BY MIKE PELHAM
Courier Staff

Finally, Centennial College has become a place where students from afar can hang their hats and call it home.

The College has just recently purchased the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel across from Progress Campus. This summer, students enrolling to Centennial received the opportunity to live there for $500 a month.

With such last minute notice given to the students about the residence, and such a short time for the college to prepare, a few inevitable snags have arisen.

“We’re not...

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