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[30 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Social Inc. showcases World AIDS Day | ]

Social Inc. is a space created to give students an opportunity to go to a quiet and secluded location on campus. Social Inc is designed to hold up to 50 students at a time.
All the individuals at Social Inc. who are available to speak to students are professional councillors. Anything students have to say to them remains confidential. It’s a place where all rights are respected and students can feel safe .
Mohawk College’s Social Inc. and Hamilton AIDS Network recently joined together to present an interactive event raising awareness about …

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[30 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Review: Oldboy | ]

When the Korean revenge movie Oldboy was released in 2003, it became a buzzed-about cult hit largely because of three things: its cringe-inducing violence, its stylized action, and its jaw-dropping climax. Spike Lee’s English remake has no style and it fumbles its ending, leaving a grotesque mess.
Oldboy’s premise is that Joe (Josh Brolin) – a degenerate businessman who hits on his clients’ wives, drinks every chance he gets, and doesn’t visit his three-year-old daughter – is kidnapped one night in 1993 and awakens in what looks at first like a …

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[29 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Unlocking HIV premieres in Hamilton | ]

“It hurts to know that I could be looked at as a criminal because of other peoples’ misconceptions,” Alex Robertson reflected while dragging on a cigarette.
The premiere screening at The Workers Art and Heritage Centre of the Hamilton film project Unlocking HIV challenged some of the stereotypes surrounding the virus and exposed flaws around attitudes to HIV.
The film follows a group of Hamiltonians living in the city with a manageable virus. Participants in the film reassured the audience that there’s not a community of criminals looking to infect their next …

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[29 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Enough Ford, already | ]

I’m sick of hearing about Rob Ford.
I realize that’s an unpopular position – he’s basically the Lindsay Lohan of Canada, and people love them some celebrity gossip. I also realize that I’m a member of the media and I should be relishing this opportunity for an easy story idea, or to continue to pit Hamilton against Toronto in the battle of superiority.
Here’s why I’m sick of the media coverage of Ford’s shenanigans: he makes Canada look terrible. No offense to our neighbours to the south, but they don’t know a …

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[29 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Does the Pixie make the cut? | ]

Celebrities drive trends not only in fashion, but in beauty and hairstyles. The pixie cut, seen recently on Jennifer Lawrence and Pamela Anderson, has been a favourite of celebrities since Mia Farrow and Audrey Hepburn sported the stylish ‘do. If a trend transcends decades, it usually means that it’s timeless, and a favourite among many. However, it’s not a favourite of Roger Sterling Jr., who recently wrote an editorial on Total Frat Move about why women shouldn’t get short haircuts.
Among his list of reasons was that men don’t desire women …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Mohawk: a great place to work (officially) | ]

The annual Hamilton – Niagara’s Top Employers survey has recognized Mohawk College as one of the top ten employers in the region.
Now entering its eighth year, the title recognizes regional employers in Ontario that offer exceptional places to work. The competition is evaluated based on a list of eight criteria which focuses on aspects like the physical workplace, employee communications, financial & family benefits and vacation & time off.
Mohawk’s Director of Media Relations Jay Robb says the recognition is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of Mohawk’s employees.
“The recognition …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on There’s an app (fair) for that | ]

Electronic entrepreneurs gathered at McMaster University’s pub TwelvEighty for DemoCamp 14 on Monday night. The event allows local experts to present their newest apps. Many students were on hand to check out the new offerings.
DemoCamp organizer Kevin Browne says it gives app creators a chance to get feedback on their products. It also gives them a chance to talk to other app creators as well, “It’s basically just a big communal learning environment for the tech sector.”
Brian Hogg was one of the app creators. His app, Book a Meeting, allows …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on World AIDS Day | ]

Even before World AIDS Day on December first, Mohawk College took an early lead with a documentary and a speaker forum. The event, organized by Social Inc. and the Hamilton AIDS Network, brought together students and teachers at the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre to educate students and eliminate the stigma of HIV.
We’re going to build on our understanding of HIV. This is a disease that has been around for over 30 years,” said Dane Griffiths, a Gay Men’s HIV Prevention worker. “We have made enormous strides in the treatment, prevention, …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on TipOff results released; app expanding platform | ]

In the grand scheme of things, three months doesn’t seem like a long time. For some Hamilton schools, though, it was exactly the right amount of time to learn what could be done to curtail a persistent problem in public schools.
The anti-bullying app Tip Off launched in March, to be tested by six schools in Hamilton. It was continually used by four of the selected schools, and the results are in.
During the three-month trial period, 132 calls and texts were received. Of those notifications, roughly one-third pertained to legitimate cases …

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[28 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Council approves funding to help homeless women | ]

With winter fast approaching and temperatures dipping below the freezing mark, the City is moving to protect some of its most vulnerable citizens. Councillors approved a funding budget of $250,000 to go towards helping homeless women find shelter.
In a presentation to city councillors, Gillian Hendry, Director of Housing and Homelessness Programs, said the current provincial budget for homeless housing programs is not sustainable.
“There is not enough provincial funding to maintain the existing Community Homelessness program, including the Housing Stability Benefit,” said Hendry.
Three key program services are at the greatest risk. …