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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.
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 …

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[20 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on HMAs rock Mohawk | ]

She stood at the clear lectern, holding a silver treble clef and recounting how her music was almost never heard. Terra Lightfoot was accepting the first award of the night at the Hamilton Music Awards.
“My band said ‘if you don’t put this (record) out, we will and we won’t give you any credit’,” Lightfoot said to the audience.
Lightfoot was among the big winners, taking home awards for Female Artist of the Year, Best Alt/Country Recording, and Female Vocalist of the Year.
The Hamilton Music Awards honours the city’s music makers for …

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[15 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Student stress: You’re not alone | ]

As the semester draws to an agonizingly slow close, stress levels are at an all time high. Pressures from all angles weigh down on students in all programs. Holidays and the work schedules that come with them, internship and co-op applications, final projects and exams – not to mention an attempt at a social life. To make matters worse, most students have probably run out of OSAP this late in the semester. I know I have.
The problem is not necessarily the stress itself, a little bit of pressure can push …

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[9 Nov 2012 | Comments Off on Major gift to Mohawk’s aviation students | ]

It might look like any other Boeing 727-100 airplane at first glance, but there are some glaring differences.
For one, the engines have been removed.
Inside, the luxury seats and interior that once lined the aircraft have been removed, exposing the wiring that runs throughout the plane. The leather couches have been replaced with desks turning it into the newest (and coolest) classroom for students of Mohawk’s School of Aviation, located at the Hamilton International Airport.
Kelowna Flightcraft donated the plane and it gives and provides a learning environment for the students that …