Archive for August, 2012

OSAP BLUES
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Waiting for your Ontario Student Assistance Program loan usually means waiting in a lineup, sometime all day long with a new round of OSAP loans around the corner, here’s a look at the status quo and contemplated changes.

By Dave Ayotte

The date is Tuesday September 10. The financial aid office at Centennial College is buzzing with activity. Students hurry in and out the office. Those leaving seem happy and relieved. Those wailing seem bored and restless.

Approximately 80 students fill the office, then overflow in a meandering line, into the bustling main lobby of the Progress campus.

Some students have brought activities...

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NEW WEBSITE MAKES IT EASIER FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS TO FIND WORK
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By Aaron Brophy

Centennial students now have a source for finding jobs online.

When the “Worklink” web site (http://ngf.schoolnet.ca/worklink) began running Nov.26, it to provided a centralized job bank for students who go to college in the Greater Toronto Area.

Students who attend Centennial, George Brown, Sheridan, Humber or Seneca will be given passwords enabling them to surf the site for jobs. The site is also available to graduates of these schools. “I’m surprised at how quickly its picking up,” says Kathleen Winningham, Centennial’s senior co-op education officer. Currently, the college is giving out about 20...

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CENTENNIAL COLTS BASKETBALL: OCAA ruling depletes Colts young roster
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Jonah Schuman
The Centennial’s men’s basketball team is currently without two players who were deemed ineligible by the OCAA.
A 6’3″ guard – a two time OCAA all-star – and another 6 foot guard are both currently being forced to sit out.
Both students are transfers from St. Clair College. By rule, any student who transfers from one OCAA school to another is subject to a year of athletic ineligibility.
Had the students returned to St. Clair, they would be they would currently be eligible...

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Tis the season to park yourself on the couch for mind melting and/or heart warming holiday movies
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By Beth Lockley

It’s almost that wonderful time of year again. The snow is falling, the malls are clogging, houses are illumi-nated, trees are decorated, eggnog is bought, parties are thrown and every-one is ready to curl up on the couch in front of a roaring fire, or a blasting heater and watch the classic Christmas movies that we look forward to or dread like the denist every year.

But what makes certain Christmas movies so compelling? It’s...

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Major improvements scheduled for outdated SRT system
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By D. Laxmidas Makwana

The Toronto Transit Commission held its first public consultation on improving the Scarborough Rapid Transit system during an open house at the Scarborough Civic Centre on Nov. 10. The study aims to propose solutions addressing the need to upgrade the SRT which can be applied within the larger framework of Toronto’s public transit network.

For area residents the need for improvement has become obvious in their daily travels.
“I often think I spend a third of my life sleeping...

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