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[5 Feb 2013 | Comments Off on Penny for your thoughts? | ]

The federal government wants to leave Canadians penniless. Eventually. Beginning this week,the one-cent coin will no longer be produced by the Royal Canadian Mint.
The main reason for the discontinuation is the rising cost of production. It costs 1.6 cents to produce a penny, and that doesn’t include the handling costs it imposes on retailers and financial institutions.
A 2008 study conducted by Quebec-based bank Desjardins estimated the penny cost the Canadian economy approximately $150 million annually.
But phasing out the penny brings its own costs, and McMaster economist William Scarth figures it …

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[31 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Student appreciation day? Sweet! | ]

Mohawk gave back to students in a sweet way on Wednesday.
The school celebrated Student Appreciation Day, drawing inspiration from the classic movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory.
Events included 4,000 slices of free pizza, cake pops, candy giveaways, and a chance to win a $500 “golden ticket prize pack” of gift certificates to local businesses.
Debra Pearson, Mohawk’s Orientation & Special Events Coordinator, said it’s about keeping the students excited about coming to college.
“It’s just kind of the blahs of winter, and we wanted to perk them all up and have…

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[22 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk College time capsule opened after 27 years | ]

In Karen Simpson’s letter to the future, the former president of the Student Representative Council (now the MSA) predicted flying cars and vitamin supplements in place of food. While neither have come to be (yet), Simpson was right in believing we would still appreciate a good Scotch whisky. A tiny bottle of Chivas Regal was her grand contribution to the time capsule, enclosed inside the wall of the Mohawk College Student Centre in 1986.
Now, the time capsule has been released from its brick enclosure and opened in the offices of …

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[16 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Getting fit? There’s an app for that | ]

For a lot of people, the top resolutions for 2013 are to eat healthier and to exercise regularly. Many of us start the year with a list of goals and big dreams, but have trouble achieving them and sticking with our resolutions.
For smartphone users, tracking your progress and achieving your goals is easier than ever in 2013. There are an endless number of useful apps available that are designed to promote physical activity and healthy eating. Here are my top five:
Nike Training Club
With the Nike Training Club app you are …

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[12 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk wins Amazing Race in Hamilton | ]

Mohawk College students showed their school spirit and fitness Friday afternoon by defeating McMaster University in the MyHamilton Amazing Race.
The race had students running all over downtown Hamilton, completing challenges, and using the MyHamilton app to share their experiences throughout the city’s core.
Three teams of four students from Mohawk and McMaster registered to take part in the race. They started at the Staircase Theatre on Dundurn Street before racing off to a variety of locations including the Hamilton Farmer’s Market and Tourism Hamilton before finishing at the Design Annex on …

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[30 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on A (lazy, tired and poor) student’s holiday gift guide | ]

It’s the nightmare before Christmas.
You’re on your last few bucks from OSAP, with rent and bills to pay. Exams are sucking your brains out and there isn’t even time to deck your own halls before heading home for the holidays.
What student has the time, energy, or funds to jingle all the way over to the mall and buy their brother new socks? Let’s not even get started on Hanukkah… Eight freakin’ days?
Before you make like the McCallisters in Home Alone (the first one, of course) and bolt on your way …

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[29 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Ignite Issue 6 | ]

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[24 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on No back to back for Mac | ]

Under the watchful eye of a record setting crowd of over 37,000 fans, teammates, classmates, scouts, family and friends, the McMaster Marauders and Laval Rouge et Or took to the field in the 48thVanier Cup in Toronto.
With back to back championship banners belonging to the Toronto Argonauts and Blue Jays above them, the Marauders tried to etch themselves into CIS (Canadian Interuniversity Sport) history by repeating as champions and defeating the powerful Quebec team for the second straight year.
Laval, however, had different plans and proceeded to run right through McMaster …

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[23 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Winter fashion for women | ]

As we enjoy the final snow-free days of November, it’s time to brace ourselves for the cold ahead.
Bundling up for a drop in the thermometer doesn’t mean looking like Ralphie’s little brother in A Christmas Story though. You really do need to be able to put your arms down sometimes.
So, forget the Michelin Man look and keep cool while staying toasty in this season’s best outdoor trends, made for men and women.
PARKAS
A classic style making a big comeback this year, the parka is the definition of winter style with loads …

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[21 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Marauders prepare for Vanier Cup | ]

With the Vanier Cup two days away, the McMaster Marauders held practice at University of Toronto’s Varsity Stadium.
To prepare for the atmosphere awaiting them at Rogers Centre, the reigning champion Marauders practiced in a dome-covered field. Inside, the team did their best to recreate the sound of the expected record crowd on Friday night.
McMaster’s star quarterback said the noise could create some challenges for him under centre.
“We’ll have to make some adjustments with the snap count,” said Kyle Quinlan. “If we’re trying to audible it’s going to be a little …