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[8 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Volunteer fair brings students and community together | ]

The second annual Mohawk College Volunteer Fair was held Wednesday, once again giving students a chance to give back to their community.
The Fair showcased displays from more than 30 agencies in the Hamilton area, organizations ranging from healthcare, environmental, and general volunteer groups, giving those looking for experience a variety of options.
Organizer Debra Pearson of Mohawk’s Student Life centre said the Fair is not only a volunteering opportunity for students, but a learning opportunity as well.
“Students and learning are at the heart of all we do. Mohawk College encourages students …

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[8 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on New OCAA veteran could mean big things for men’s basketball | ]

During the men’s exhibition basketball game against George Brown, it didn’t take long to realize that Mohawk will have a dangerous backcourt to contend with this season.
Once Aminu Bello returns from injury, he will join fellow First Team All-Star Manny Campbell—which will undoubtedly make one of the best one-two guard combinations in the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association.  Campbell is a rookie with the Mountaineers this season, but has three years of OCAA experience coming over from Fanshawe.
“He’s kind of a pass-first point guard with a very big burst,” said head …

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[8 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Women’s basketball team welcomes new frontcourt | ]

Eight players have moved on from last year’s women’s varsity basketball team, six of them post players. To have any success this season, head coach Kevin Duffy will have to get big contributions from Cynthia Mosca and Megan Campbell.
“If we can get some easy baskets, than definitely we’re going to take it,” said Duffy.
The backcourt remains virtually the same and starting point guard Rachelle Abella and the other guards will need some time to work as a unit with the new additions.
“It’s just a matter of coming together, our timing …

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[4 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on It can happen to anyone | ]

“It was during the Christmas holidays. I had just got my G2 and I was so excited. My dad would always say I could go to Tim Horton’s and get everyone coffee.”
Lisa, whose real name will not be used, was 17 when she got her G2. Trips to the Tim Horton’s in her hometown of Caledonia were an exciting opportunity for her to be able to drive on her own. One evening when she had gone to pick up coffee for her family, Lisa returned to her car to find …

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[3 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Ian Thomas brings his inspiration to McIntyre Theatre | ]

Canadian rock icon Ian Thomas was at Mohawk’s McIntyre Theatre Thursday, speaking to music students and fans alike about his life in music.
Thomas, best known for his 1973 hit ‘Painted Ladies’ and his membership in the band The Boomers, spent much of the hour discussing not just the music he was known for, but his theories on the writing process and what drove him personally to create art.
“Creativity is a mixed blessing in some respects, which is partly why all my life I’ve been blessed with branching out into other …