Archive for September, 2012

LOCKED OUT
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By Rebecca Steckham
Arts and Lifestyle Editor

The beginning of the semester can be stressful for any student. There are textbooks, classes, new students and a new building. But maybe a stress you never thought you would encounter is your locker. This issue is one that arose across all four campuses, and Kathi Browne of Centennial’s enrolment offices has the explanation for why it happened.

Q: How did this issue come about that so many lockers were still occupied by past students for the majority of September?

A: More so, what we find… is students just randomly putting a lock on. More often than...

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College to partner with W.I.T.S.
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By Akihiko Tse
News Editor

Centennial College has announced it is entering into a partnership with U.S.-based World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.), the first collaboration between the two in Ontario. They plan to offer a fitness course that will give students the opportunity for an internship position upon completion of the course.

The part-time Personal Trainer Certification Prep. course, offered by the School of Continuing Education, will feature 16 hours of practical training...

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Centennial Moves East to Pickering
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Our new campus is all about location, location, location!

By Coriandré Lawrence News Editor
Photo by Arielle Quigley

The three rules of real estate may be cliché but the term holds true in many respects, even in the world of academia, yes, overused and many writers dare say it, but yes, location, location and location, there, I said it.

Harold Samuel would be pleased but all clichés aside; a school’s locale, in many ways does determine its success.

And it’s on this basis that Centennial College...

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Warden Woods From Radars to Education
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This campus has a unique story to tell. The building was originally used to produce radar equipment for NATO in the 1950s. However, the building was adapted to what we now know as Centennial College, but pieces of its history can still be seen today. Top: Warden Woods in 1976. Bottom: Warden Woods in 2004.

By Aldis Brennan – Feature Editor

On October 17, 1966 the Warden Woods campus of Centennial College opened...

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TOP SPORTS MINDS COMING TOGETHER AT EAST YORK CAMPUS
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By Nick Prospero – Courier Staff

Sports journalism experts are coming to Centennial College.

In a combined effort with The Canadian Association of Journalists and The Sports Group, Centennial College will be presenting a special panel entitled “Fast Break” to educate students about sports journalism industry on Sept. 18.
Panelists will include: Tas Melas, co-host of the Basketball Jones on The Score, Chris Jones, a back-page columnist for ESPN the Magazine, Julie Scott, senior editor with the Canadian Press, and Akil Augustine, a host/producer for NBA TV Canada.

The panel will be discussing and answering questions on many topics, and...

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Want to Get Involved? Tryout For the Colts
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By Nick Prospero – Courier Staff

While most Centennial teams have completed their tryouts and have begun their practices, spots on the Colts Badminton team are still available.
Tryouts for badminton will be held at Progress Campus on Thursday, Sept. 13 between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., Tuesday Sept. 18 between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Thursday Sept. 20 between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m.

If badminton isn’t your thing and you still feel the need to compete, extramural sports will be holding information sessions...

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Ashtonbee Addition
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By Coriandré Lawrence – News Editor

Centennial College’s Ashtonbee campus has been undergoing renovations since summer. The campus will boast an additional building and new facilities at the end of the scheduled 18-month construction period.

Ashtonbee is Centennial’s oldest campus dating back to 1973 and as such the college decided that a makeover would be fitting. The modernization seeks to centralize...

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Stressin’? Not This Year!
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By Jaclyn Dunham Production Editor
Graphics by Olesya Milosevic

The first weeks of school can often feel overwhelming no matter who you are. Whether you are new to Centennial College or returning for another year, the information being thrown your way is liable to invoke creases in even the smoothest of foreheads. If you have already begun mentally preparing yourself for a school year filled with stress and sleepless...

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Must-read book list according to Chapters
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CSA, Helping You Pay For College
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By Scott Barber
News Editor

The College Student Alliance hopes to fight student debt by attacking tuition costs.
“We strive to prevent the debt in the first place by controlling tuition costs,” Tyler Epp, director of advocacy for the CSA said.

Tuition fees have steadily risen over the past two decades at a much faster rate than inflation. The result has been a significant growth in the average student debt burden. The CSA wants to work with the provincial and federal governments to make...

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