Archive for January, 2013

Boost Your Metabolism
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James Lu Courier Contributor and
AWC Personal Trainer

Graphic by Moru Wang

Have you ever wondered why one (or some) of your friends are always snacking or could eat a whole tub of ice cream without gaining a pound? While you are always watching what you eat because whatever you eat will go straight to your waistline? The answer lies in your metabolism.

Metabolism is the rate at which we process the foods we consume and burn calories. It is an important factor in losing...

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Colts Basketball First-Half Recap: Men Dominating, Women in Hunt
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By Mitch McClure Courier Contributor

A tough quarter-final loss in last year’s playoffs did not shake the Centennial Colts men’s basketball team as they started this season in a dominating fashion. The Colts are on a four game winning streak as they finish the first half of the season winning nine of their first ten games.
The Colts are tied for the top spot along with Seneca in their eleven-team division. The top four teams in the division make the playoffs.

The Colts are currently second out of twenty-two Ontario teams...

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Not a Walk in the Park
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By Paula Last
Courier Editor
Colleen Camps, professor and coordinator of the Child & Youth Worker (CYW) apprenticeship program is in the midst of teaching the generation who grew up reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. It’s notable for an article on the CYW program given Harry Potter’s success at shaking off the effects of what was a pretty crappy childhood. If only it was as simple in real life as magically destroying an immortal evil wizard, bolstered by the protective love of your deceased mother.
That’s not to suggest...

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Centennial Cadets stand on guard
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By Paula Last Courier Editor

Photos by Stephanie Lake and Paula Last

For more than a year, Centennial College added a bit pomp and circumstance to its official ceremonies in the form of an elite squad called the Honour Guard from the Centennial College Drill Ceremonial Team.

Founded in November, 2011, the Drill Ceremonial Team is a voluntary...

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Diamonds Are Forever
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By Theresa Spohn Courier Editor, Photos by Stephanie Lake

Ted Barris and President Ann Buller receive this illustrious honour for their contributions to Canada, education and their communities.

On December 19, 2012, at Centennial’s Progress Campus, Ann Buller received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from John McKay, MP for Scarborough-Guildwood. McKay nominated President Buller for her commitment to education and for making Centennial a centre for global citizenship and equity. Buller talked about what the...

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New Smoking Policy
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By Mark Cadiz
Courier Contributor

A new year often signifies a new beginning and it is no different in 2013 on Centennial Campuses.
On Jan. 1 2013 a new smoking policy took effect as part of a new initiative that the college hopes will provide a healthier environment for staff and students. Due to safety concerns voiced by public committees and community members, Centennial College has decided to take a...

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The Parking Ticket Blues
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By Paula Last
Courier Editor

Centennial College recently made news in a Toronto Star article analyzing parking ticket ‘hotspots’ across the city. Centennial College placed sixth with a total of 16,207 tickets handed out from Jan 1, 2008 to July 31, 2012.
Ron White, Manager of Life Safety and Security Services, provided The Courier with an overview of the parking ticket situation at Centennial explaining that parking lots are managed by Centennial College and the tickets are handed out by...

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