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[4 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Theo Fleury: Back from the brink | ]

“Eight years ago I had a fully loaded pistol in my mouth, ready to pull the trigger,” said former Calgary Flames great Theoren Fleury to a crowd of student-journalists at Mohawk College. ”Now here I am today, my life is manageable, because I can be honest.”
Speaking candidly, Fleury answered questions about his struggles with mental illness and sexual abuse.
“I think mental health is a by-product of trauma,” said Fleury. “I talk in my speeches all the time about my struggles with anxiety, panic, depression, anger problems, that were a by product of …

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[3 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Newsmagazine, Issue 11 | ]

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[3 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Newsmagazine, Issue 11 | ]

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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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[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Close the lid, raise the grade | ]

It may not be much of a surprise to some, but a new study shows students who multi-task on their laptops during lectures do not absorb as much information as students who do not multi-task.
The study had a group of students, some with laptops, some without, sit in a lecture-style environment. Once the lecture was over, students were given tasks to complete based on the lecture material. Those who paid full attention during the lecture performed much better than those who were taking notes on their computers.
Could this research lead …

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[2 Apr 2013 | Comments Off on Close the lid, raise the grade | ]

It may not be much of a surprise to some, but a new study shows students who multi-task on their laptops during lectures do not absorb as much information as students who do not multi-task.
The study had a group of students, some with laptops, some without, sit in a lecture-style environment. Once the lecture was over, students were given tasks to complete based on the lecture material. Those who paid full attention during the lecture performed much better than those who were taking notes on their computers.
Could this research lead …

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[28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Helping Hamilton’s transgender community | ]

When the topic of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) issues arises, many tend to discuss the topic of same-sex marriage, or the many suicides that have occurred in the past couple of years. As pressing and important as those issues are, an on-campus event is pressing students to think about other, less-obvious issues.
Every common hour until April 3rd, Social Service Worker students at Mohawk are holding a donation drive in the C-Wing as part of a community change project. They are looking for cash donations in order to …

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[28 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Helping Hamilton’s transgender community | ]

When the topic of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) issues arises, many tend to discuss the topic of same-sex marriage, or the many suicides that have occurred in the past couple of years. As pressing and important as those issues are, an on-campus event is pressing students to think about other, less-obvious issues.
Every common hour until April 3rd, Social Service Worker students at Mohawk are holding a donation drive in the C-Wing as part of a community change project. They are looking for cash donations in order to …

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[26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Rodeo comes to town | ]

It was bulls, broncs, and barrels at the Ancaster Fairgrounds this weekend as the Ontario Finals Rodeo rode into town.
There was standing-room only as fans lined up along the ring, decked out in their cowboy hats and boots to watch their favourite events.
Bull riding was the most popular event, with people standing on the bleachers to get a good look at the brave riders who attempted to hold on for the eight seconds they had to last to qualify for a score.
“It’s really hard to explain what it’s like to …

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[26 Mar 2013 | Comments Off on Rodeo comes to town | ]

It was bulls, broncs, and barrels at the Ancaster Fairgrounds this weekend as the Ontario Finals Rodeo rode into town.
There was standing-room only as fans lined up along the ring, decked out in their cowboy hats and boots to watch their favourite events.
Bull riding was the most popular event, with people standing on the bleachers to get a good look at the brave riders who attempted to hold on for the eight seconds they had to last to qualify for a score.
“It’s really hard to explain what it’s like to …