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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Keeping Christ in Christmas | ]

When you walk up to the counter at a shop and pay for your gift, does the salesperson usually say “Happy Holidays!” or “Merry Christmas?”
With each passing holiday season, it seems as though fewer and fewer people are saying Merry Christmas. Is this because nobody celebrates Christmas anymore, or because we are so afraid to offend someone that we are pushing our own personal beliefs aside?
The reason that this season is titled the holiday season is because there are several different traditional celebrations that occur in December, many of which …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Domestic or Import? | ]

This is it: the argument that plagues car forums and comment threads. It seems that you either have to take one side or the other. “Hey, buddy, which are you? Import or domestic?” Why do you have to choose? You don’t. In my opinion, this whole “choose a side” business is to the car scene what peer pressuring kids to smoke in middle school was. It’s stupid, you look stupid, and you probably smell.
Growing up, I wasn’t forced to choose. My parents were and still are awesome in so many …

Sports »

[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Dear Hamilton | ]

Dear Hamilton is a project started by Ignite News to let residents of the city speak for themselves.  Here is a reflection of the Steel City through you, Hamiltonians.
 
Dear Hamilton:
I don’t have a problem with scars. I understand that certain spots where you’ve been marred by time and circumstance hold as much character as the other areas that gleam with new coats of paint and freshly-planted saplings. My problem is your nonchalance and ‘it’s just a scratch’ attitude towards the parts that aren’t just missing a few tiles here, or lack …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Mountaineers beat Bruins | ]

It was a long-anticipated rematch between two perennial powerhouses in Canadian college basketball. The number-one-ranked Sheridan Bruins put their perfect 8-0 record on the line Wednesday night when they travelled to Hamilton to face the Mountaineers.
The Mountaineers were able to tarnish the Bruins’ undefeated mark with a thrilling 111-106 victory.
There was no love lost between these two teams. They battled each other in the OCAA gold medal game last March. The Bruins won that contest 88-70.
The excitement was palpable in the David Braley Athletic Recreation Centre and the Mountaineers were …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Tarnasky thriving in expanded role for Bulldogs | ]

(Hamilton Bulldogs Hockey Club)

When the Montreal Canadiens signed veteran forward Nick Tarnasky over the summer, they knew they were getting an experienced player who wouldn’t shy away from dropping the gloves.
However, the organization probably didn’t expect the 230-pound enforcer to be leading the Hamilton Bulldogs in goal scoring through the month of December.
That’s exactly what Tarnasky has done, scoring a team-high seven goals for Hamilton so far this season.
While his production has come as a surprise to most, Tarnasky is just thankful for the opportunity that he’s been given.
“It’s a …

Media »

[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Newsmagazine on Cable 14 | ]

Ignite Newsmagazine is a weekly, half-hour television show produced by students in the Journalism and Television Production programs at Mohawk College.
The show gives a glimpse into life at the school, focusing on stories of interest to Mohawk’s students. Feature interviews with newsmakers, movie reviews and profiles are rounded out with the latest news not only at Mohawk, but in the wider Hamilton community as well.
Ignite Newsmagazine airs each week on Cable 14 (check your local listings for times) and we have archived the episodes below. Or you can subscribe to our Youtube …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Past Issues of Ignite Newsmagazine | ]

Ignite Newsmagazine is a weekly newspaper produced by students in the Journalism program at Mohawk College.
The newspaper is entirely written and laid out by students, and features stories of interest to the broader Mohawk community.
Advertising is available for a reasonable charge and provides a way to get a targeted message to the students of Mohawk College. For more information about the paper, or to find out our advertising rates, contact us at journalism@mohawkcollege.ca

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Ignite Newsmagazine on Cable 14 | ]

Ignite Newsmagazine is a weekly, half-hour television show produced by students in the Journalism and Television Production programs at Mohawk College.
The show gives a glimpse into life at the school, focusing on stories of interest to Mohawk’s students. Feature interviews with newsmakers, movie reviews and profiles are rounded out with the latest news not only at Mohawk, but in the wider Hamilton community as well.
Ignite Newsmagazine airs each week on Cable 14 (check your local listings for times) and we have archived the episodes below. Or you can subscribe to our Youtube …

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[4 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Students using food banks more | ]

According to the latest Hunger Report, the number of post-secondary students using food banks is among one of the highest-growing populations using the service.
Almost four per cent of those using food banks in Ontario are either post-secondary students or recent graduates, which amounts to an increase from just one per cent from last year.
This is not a shocking statistic to Wendy Rolfe, the Student Services manager at the MSA, which operates the food bank at Mohawk.
“We’ve seen use of our food bank by our students for the last 15 years …

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[4 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Sleep and Exams | ]

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Not really.
It’s the end of the semester (yay!) and exams are upon us (boo!). When studying takes over your life, the first thing to go is sleep.
Dr David Higgins, President of St Joseph’s Hospital, offered some insight into why people sleep and how students can sleep better. He said getting a good night’s sleep is “very, very important”.
According to Higgins, there are two waves of sleep: deep- or slow-wave sleep and dreaming sleep.
During deep-wave sleep, the body starts to restore itself. Hormone levels …