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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 …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Health +1: Health and Wellness at Mohawk | ]

Mohawk College hosted its third annual Health and Wellness Expo Monday night. This was an opportunity for students and teachers to gather and learn about different methods to keep a healthy lifestyle.
“The students in their second year…host [the event] and what they are doing is bringing awareness to health [issues],” said Chantal Szpak, a professor in the Health and Wellness Fitness program  “There are 52 booths covering topics from nutrition to goal setting, environmental wellness, intellectual wellness, spiritual wellness and any kind of physical activity, emotional mental health, anything like …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on The holiday (shopping) crunch | ]

The scene is a familiar one for this time of year Legions of deal-seeking shoppers scramble from one aisle to the next, searching for that elusive gift. Workers on duty dash about, assisting in any way they can. Up front, the lines stretch longer than your imagination or patience can believe.
With the Christmas holidays right around the corner, the much-feared holiday rush is soon to follow. With the possible exception of Black Friday, there is no worse time to be a consumer in a hurry.
This can make the going tough …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Hamilton Media Guild debuts | ]

The launch party for the Hamilton Media Guild, a division of Hamilton Hive, saw more than 100 attendees networking and discussing trends within the industry.
“We felt there was a need for a group for media professionals and young emerging professionals to get together and really connect,” co-Founder of the Hamilton Media Guild, Margaret Lintott said. “We also want to facilitate some discussion around different media trends and topics in hopes that we can inspire some innovation in not only traditional media group but also media groups in Hamilton.”
Martinus Geleynse is …

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[5 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Mo-vember is over | ]

As Mohawk’s men are rubbing on the shaving cream, and the Movending Machines sit empty outside of the Arnie, the success of this year’s Movember events at Mohawk is just being realized.
MSA President Ryan Chow is impressed with the money and awareness raised through the MSA’s initiatives, despite some shortcomings compared to last year.
“We didn’t manage to get as much money as last year, only because we didn’t have the same key players that we normally do,” says Chow. “But we did manage to raise over $12,000, and we had …

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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 …

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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 …

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[4 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on The power of words in the LGBTQ community | ]

The University of Alberta is studying how offensive terms are being used on social media, in relation to the LGBTQ community. On Nohomophobes.com, the results can be monitored in real time, displaying the four most homophobic and commonly-used terms, along with the tweets that contain them.
Local activist Deirdre Pike has been keeping an eye on this website. Out of the four terms being used; faggot, dyke, no homo, and “that’s so gay”, the word faggot is used the most.
“It’s the most violent, offensive word to refer to a gay man …

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[4 Dec 2013 | Comments Off on Thousands turn out for Holiday Train | ]

It was a cold night for an outdoor concert but that didn’t stop nearly twenty thousand people of all ages from showing up for the Canadian Pacific Holiday Train’s stop at Gage Park. Performing onstage for the occasion was Brothers Dube, Great Big Sea, Cynthia Dale and Natalie MacMaster, and Tom Cochrane with Red Rider. Peter Mansbridge hosted the event.
“Look at all the people,” said Mansbridge. “We’ve got thousands here in the park.”
Decked out in hundreds of thousands of brightly coloured LED lights the CP Holiday Train rolled in with …