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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on There’s no such thing as “normal” | ]

Half-reclined on a black leather couch with his head propped in one hand, Mat Smith exudes an openness that is rare for a man who generally prefers the intimate company of his music. Dressed in a black sweater and khaki pants, he sports an affable smile whilst pulling a blanket- adorned with a teddy bear wearing a Santa hat- over himself to keep warm. The gas fireplace across from him is warming the room, but too slowly for his immediate liking.
By all accounts, Mat Smith looks like the average 23-year-old; mousy brown …

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[6 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Skate safe | ]

It’s time once again to sharpen your skate blades, lace up, and hit the ice. As the cold winter weather moves in, more and more people are heading to their local rinks for public skating.
While public skates are meant to be a time to have fun with family and friends, accidents can happen quickly on the ice. Whether it’s a long stride that suddenly pulls a muscle that hasn’t been used since last winter, a tumble on the not-so-forgiving ice, or a cut on the finger from a sharp skate …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Radio Magazine | ]

Ignite Radio Magazine is a weekly radio show that spotlights work done by journalism students at Mohawk College. It airs each Friday at noon on 101.5, INDI-FM.
Each week, second- and third-year students from the journalism program take to the air to tell stories of interest not just to students, but to the wider Hamilton community. It could be the latest news from City Hall or a profile of an up-and-coming young singer-songwriter (or even a review of the hottest new video game).
We have archived past editions of the show on …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Furry friends come to Mohawk | ]

It’s not what you expect to see in the MCACES (Mohawk College Association of Continuing Education Students) lounge on a Wednesday afternoon: dogs, a rabbit and a cat.
Mohawk and the SPCA brought the animals to the college to help students relieve a little stress. The organization brought three dogs, one of them named Benny. It was the 11-month-old Chihuahua-Shetland Sheepdog’s first time at college, and there was a warm welcome from everyone in the room. Lynn Bervin is a Manager of Volunteer Services at the organization, and the owner of …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Avoiding (some of) the holiday stress | ]

Imagine, with just the click of a mouse, your holiday shopping is done. No crazy lineups, no busy malls, no fighting for the best gifts. Just one click of your computer mouse or tap on your touchscreen and the gift will be brought to your doorstep.  This is the basic logic behind online shopping.
Mohawk Advertising and Marketing student Sarah Dufton says she enjoys online shopping.
“I like the convenience of it and that I don’t have to go outside and leave my room and there’s so many more options online,” Dufton …