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[10 Sep 2013 | Comments Off on FASHION: Fall Trend Report | ]

With tuition, books, food, and cases of beer stretching our wallets thin, the last thing we may be considering is how to expand our wardrobes. Luckily, there are quite a few trends with proven longevity, including peplums, maxi dresses or skirts, patterned pants, and cozy knits. Although these trends keep us on-point with current fashion, some inspiration can be extracted from the runways to add a little kick into our existing wardrobes. Some simple guidelines can rejuvenate what you already own.
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Music has always served as an inspiration for fashion, …

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[4 Jul 2013 | Comments Off on At-risk youth Push Their Point in Hamilton | ]

Downtown Hamilton was buzzing with activity during the June Art Crawl. The Crawl is an ongoing event that takes place the second Friday of every month on James Street North.
Shop owners and street venders used the event to display their wares while local musicians and artists crowded the streets to display their talents.
The Urban Arts Initiative used the event to showcase a multi-media project created by at-risk youths from the city of Hamilton.
The Initiative is a non-profit organization based on James Street North. It provides arts-based activities for Hamilton’s street-involved …

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[7 Jun 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk receives $3m donation, names new Recreation Centre | ]

The upbeat performance of a marching band perfectly set off Senator David Braley’s $3 million donation to Mohawk’s Fennell Campus Renewal Project this morning.
“It’s a fabulous day for Mohawk College,” declared Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac to a gymnasium full of students, alumni, media and Hamilton Mayor Bob Bratina.
Braley’s $3 million contribution is one of the largest donations in the school’s history. Mohawk is recognizing the local businessman by naming the new athletic centre in his honour.
Scheduled to open in September, the David Braley Athletic and Recreation Centre is the latest …

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[30 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Local entrepreneurs get a start-up for emerging business ideas | ]

Over fifty local developers, marketing professionals, business executives, web designers, animators, and engineers met at Radius Café on James Street South this weekend to brainstorm with other inspired minds at the third annual “Start-Up Hamilton”.
Presented by Innovation Factory, KITESTRING, Software Hamilton, and Vana Workforce, 25 ideas were pitched and the top seven were chosen to turn their pitch into a viable business proposal.
The winner was Walkbug, a mobile app that allows a person unfamiliar with his or her current geographical location to create a personalized walking tour.
Stephanie Shuster, Studio Manager …

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[5 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Roger Ebert: an appreciation | ]

I met Roger Ebert once. It was in the fall of 2008, on the heels of the release of his book Scorsese. I went to a book signing of his with a friend of mine, and after a long wait in line, I found myself face-to-face with the man who’d shaped my love of movies more than any other.
It was a bittersweet experience. Meeting your idol is a blessing not everyone receives and I was thrilled at the opportunity. At the same time, when I did finally get to approach …

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[3 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on MSA Gives Back: We have a winner! | ]

Last week, executives from the Mohawk Students’ Association (MSA) and the president’s office, including President Rob MacIsaac, banded together to judge the top 12 ideas for the first MSA Gives Back competition.
In February, the MSA decied to put forth a $50,000 investment in student ideas to improve the school in some way—the boundaries were very loose. President Rob MacIsaac’s office liked the idea so much they decided to match the MSA’s offer, bringing the grand total to $100,000.
Steve Kosh, Marketing and Communications Manager for the MSA says they were only …

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[13 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Local poets compete internationally | ]

There is silence as the young man stands on stage, arms wrapped around himself, head tilted to one side, twitching slightly. His eyes open and he begins to speak, softly at first.
“I think I am going crazy.”
The young man changes the cadence and tone of his voice as the words flow. Words about loss and grief, and what it means to be a man.
The words flood from him with such intensity and passion that the snapping of approving fingers from the audience begins to punctuate each line.
He is performing a …

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[19 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on MSA Gives Back | ]

With $100,000 on the line, the Mohawk Students’ Association wants your ideas for how to improve student life.
MSA President Andy Hall announced the Mohawk Gives Back campaign this morning. Students can submit their ideas for improving student life at any of the four campuses, vote on their favourite ideas, and see their improvements come to life.
“We thought if there’s one student group that’s really pushing forward to get funding towards one of their initiatives, or something that would improve their student life at Mohawk College … maybe there’s a lot …

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[13 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Online dating: It worked for me | ]

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is definitely in the air. It’s also online. Dating websites like Plenty of Fish, eHarmony, Lavalife, and even the controversial ashleymadison.com – a website specifically targeted at people in committed relationships who want to have affairs – are mostly free and readily available for people to sign up for and try their luck at relationship roulette.
I was on Plenty of Fish about three years ago. I was living in Kitchener at the time and didn’t really know anyone while balancing school and …

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[12 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on ELECTION: Feature Video: Debate between the candidates for MSA President | ]

Starting Tuesday, February 12th, polls will be open on Mocomotion for Mohawk College students to vote for their new  Mohawk Students’ Association representatives, including the next MSA President.
This year’s candidates are Ryan Chow, a Health, Wellness, and Fitness student and current Vice-President of the Brantford Campus; and Eddie Partito, an Architectural Technician student, and current Vice-President of the Fennell Campus.
Eddie and Ryan sat down with the Ignite News team in the journalism newsroom to discuss their campaign platforms and their hopes and goals following the election.
Voting for all positions will take …