Archive for December, 2012

Playing The Part: Degrassi at Centennial
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By Aldis Brennan Features Editor

The iconic TV series Degrassi has recently become the longest-running Canadian television show ever. It is a show known for highlighting controversial issues that affect teens.

But what few people know is that Centennial College played an important role in the series’ development. It was, for the most part, Degrassi High.

Some of the cast and crew look back and remember what it was like to shoot a TV show at the Centre

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Put Yourself In Her Shoes
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Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women and their families are joining the award-winning Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence.

A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Event is a playful opportunity for men to raise awareness in their community about the serious causes, effects and remediations to sexualized violence.
This year, men from the Centennial College community walked from the Student Centre @ Progress to

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Weight Loss Myths for life
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James Lu
Courier Contributor and AWC Personal Trainer

When it comes to weight loss, you may have heard of many different approaches to it. Everyone’s bodies are different and what works for one individual may or may not work for another. However, the most important thing to keep in mind when you want to lose weight is how to do it healthily. In this article we will talk about some of the most common myths on the topic of weight loss.

MYTH

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Holiday Finances
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By Nickie Pulsone Courier Staff

Dashing through the mall with a huge credit card debt this holiday season? It doesn’t have to be that way this year Centennial students! We spoke to Lise Andreana, a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), about what students can do to not only financially survive this holiday season, but come back to school in January with some extra change. She recently wrote “No more mac ‘n’ cheese,” a book about how 20-somethings can manage their money and

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Colts continue hot start
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By Nick Prospero
Sports Editor

Colts player named OCAA male athlete of the week, while female Colts continue to fight for playoff spot.

If you were to look at the East Division basketball standing for the Ontario College Athletic Association, you would see a three way tie right at the top.

Also right at the top? The Centennial

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Dorm Design
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By Paula Last Courier Staff

You don’t need to be Sarah Richardson to give your dorm room a fab face lift. It’s not that there aren’t design challenges for students; there’s the tight budget, and don’t forget the 3M law of wall hangings. But none of this has to cramp your décor style. The first rule of dorm room decorating is to print out a copy of the Residence Handbook guidelines.

Second, take them with you when you forage for fabric finds and hunt for design deals. Because

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Money, money, money, money
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By Naomi Grosman
Courier Staff

It’s like in the movies. A high school student solves a complex mathematical problem and gets offered a full scholarship to the university of her choice. But as we all know, life doesn’t imitate the movies. This is the theme of a new advertising campaign from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges

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What’s in a name
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By Lauren LiBetti
Courier Staff

The Centre for Creative Communications is growing up. Its jeans are a little too short, its sneakers are two sizes too small. Nate Horowitz, Dean of the Centre for Creative Communications believes a new name must be given to the campus in order to reflect the growth CCC has seen over the years.

“We’ve had the name since 1994 and we’ve changed as an institution, as a school and as a campus. I think it’s

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Job Security
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By Mark A. Cadiz
Courier Staff

With a lot of rumblings among employees, layoffs seemed imminent at the Bombardier Aerospace facility north of Toronto.

“One day they called me into their office and gave me the bad news, ‘We won’t be needing your services anymore,’ they said.  I heard a lot of rumours but it was still a complete shock to me and I felt helpless,” he said.

Back then Hamid Esteki was closing a

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