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[16 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Review: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | ]

Oh Smaug the stupendous, I was not prepared for your magnificence. The Desolation of Smaug is one of those rare film adaptations that just might outdo the version on the page. Now is not the time for such judgments, the film does leave some fun parts from the book by ralph lauren france the wayside, but by the closing moments of the film only the truest of ardent Tolkien fans will have cause to complain. The 3D Imax was once ralph lauren soldes again an experience well worth the inflated price and the film keeps you …

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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on On Kenilworth Avenue | ]

Police cruisers, an ambulance and numerous spectators gathered at the corner of Kenilworth Avenue and Hope Street on the morning of November 9th.  The block was enclosed with yellow caution-tape. Police officers took witness statements – “he was just walking his dog,” said one observer. “Next thing I knew, he was on the ground. Dead.”
The victim in question was ex-Hells Angels member Lou Malone, 49. His death was believed to be a gang hit.
This scene exemplifies some of the major struggles of Kenilworth Avenue. Gang violence and excessive crime severely …

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[11 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Mens varsity basketball: Halfway to the peak | ]

It would be too easy to say it’s been an uphill battle for the Mountaineers.
But for anyone who’s been watching Mohawk men’s basketball team, it simply hasn’t been the case.
The men have soared to a 7-2 record as they reach the mid-way point of the season, including a 10-0 preseason record.
That preseason included a win against cross-town opponents McMaster University, who currently sit in first place in the OUA West Division. It was their first win in the third exhibition match against a strong Marauder squad, and put spectators on notice …

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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 …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Bike share plan coming to Hamilton | ]

Hamilton’s streets will see an influx of bicycles this spring as the city moves forward with its bike share plan.
“One thing a bike share does is increase the ease and convenience of, not only cycling in the city, but also taking transit,” said Peter Topalovic, project manager for Hamilton’s Public Works department. The bike share is a key part of the city’s overall transit strategy.
Initial plans for the bike share’s core service area are wards 1, 2, 3, and 4, and secondary service areas include Mohawk College, the mountain brow, …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on How safe is that sandwich? | ]

With students so busy studying for exams or putting the finishing touches on big assignments, they may not be thinking about one thing: food safety whenthey eat on campus. At Mohawk, everything is clear and up to standard. But what’s the process of getting the all-clear? First of all, there are the inspections. Erica Greeley, Food Services Manager at Mohawk, talked about how often the eateries here are inspected.
“By the City of Hamilton, the main kitchen is inspected three times a year. The outlets are inspected twice,” Greeley explained.
How often …