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[15 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Drunk and Educated: Who’s Responsible? (Part Two) | ]

Do the bar room blitz
After listening to Kennedy’s entire story, it sounded as if schools were only enabling this type of behaviour. If students that are arriving on campus expect a lifestyle taken straight out of Animal House, shouldn’t a post-secondary institution be doing something to educate or at least prevent it from happening?
Funny thing is after researching and speaking with numerous academics, counsellors and school reps, I have yet to find a single major college or university in Ontario – or Canada – that doesn’t serve alcohol to its …

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[10 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on MSA elections, students don’t care or just unaware | ]

It has been another year of Mohawk Student Association elections and another disappointing turnout. Despite responsibility for about $6 million in student money, the MSA was unable to raise interest in the elections, receiving a total of 490 votes in a student body of about 12,500 students.
“It’s definitely tough; it’s something we are faced with every year. This was certainly worse than previous years; voter turnout was very bad for us,” MSA President Daniel Clark stated. “But we still put a lot of man power into it, we’ve still invested …

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[7 Mar 2012 | Comments Off on Drunk and Educated: Binge Drinking On Campus (Part One) | ]

Alcohol comes in many tastes, textures and amounts. Some people view alcohol as an art form that should be sipped, tasted and critiqued with little cubes of cheese. Others consume it as a way to escape the stresses we face on a daily basis. No matter how it’s poured, for centuries human civilization has enjoyed the effects an alcoholic beverage affords us – with me being an exception. I’ve never bought into or acquired a taste for drinking. To be honest, I’ve never had my own drink let alone experience …

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[10 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Recreation in need of a facelift | ]

Students will be waiting even longer as plans to construct the new athletics facility have been pushed back to April 2012, a date that can’t come soon enough.
“Currently our athletics facilities are probably the smallest facility [on a campus] considering the amount of students that we have,” says Matthew Schnarr, Campus Recreation Coordinator for Mohawk’s Students’ Athletics Committee [SAC]. “If you look at other colleges and universities, like Fanshawe, UFT, Mississauga who don’t have as many students, they have outstanding facilities that have more space and programs. I would say …

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[6 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Mohawk wins home-opener; starts 2-0 | ]

Starting point guards are usually taught to go into a game with a pass first shoot second mentality. Meant to be the facilitators for their team, point guards are left to curb their desire to score, and rather setup teammates to take care of the points.
The situation for Mohawk is a little different, however. Starting point guard for the Mountaineers, Rachelle Abella, is forced to start each game with a different mindset than most typical point guards.
“I have a role on the team,” said Abella. “I’m a captain so I …

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[6 Nov 2011 | Comments Off on Mohawk wins big in home opener | ]

Defence leading to offence allowed the Mountaineers to pull away from the overmatched and undersized St. Clair Saints in Mohawk’s 98-66 home opening win on Nov. 4.
“Basically, we just had to work on rebounding, take of defence, and let the offence take care of itself,” said starting point guard Manny Campbell.
Mohawk played an up tempo game that wore down the Saints, and allowed plenty of easy baskets in the second half. Aminu Bello reaped the benefits of several layups off fast-break passes, mostly by Campbell, that helped him reach a …

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[8 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on New OCAA veteran could mean big things for men’s basketball | ]

During the men’s exhibition basketball game against George Brown, it didn’t take long to realize that Mohawk will have a dangerous backcourt to contend with this season.
Once Aminu Bello returns from injury, he will join fellow First Team All-Star Manny Campbell—which will undoubtedly make one of the best one-two guard combinations in the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association.  Campbell is a rookie with the Mountaineers this season, but has three years of OCAA experience coming over from Fanshawe.
“He’s kind of a pass-first point guard with a very big burst,” said head …

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[8 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Women’s basketball team welcomes new frontcourt | ]

Eight players have moved on from last year’s women’s varsity basketball team, six of them post players. To have any success this season, head coach Kevin Duffy will have to get big contributions from Cynthia Mosca and Megan Campbell.
“If we can get some easy baskets, than definitely we’re going to take it,” said Duffy.
The backcourt remains virtually the same and starting point guard Rachelle Abella and the other guards will need some time to work as a unit with the new additions.
“It’s just a matter of coming together, our timing …

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[4 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on It can happen to anyone | ]

“It was during the Christmas holidays. I had just got my G2 and I was so excited. My dad would always say I could go to Tim Horton’s and get everyone coffee.”
Lisa, whose real name will not be used, was 17 when she got her G2. Trips to the Tim Horton’s in her hometown of Caledonia were an exciting opportunity for her to be able to drive on her own. One evening when she had gone to pick up coffee for her family, Lisa returned to her car to find …

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[3 Oct 2011 | Comments Off on Ian Thomas brings his inspiration to McIntyre Theatre | ]

Canadian rock icon Ian Thomas was at Mohawk’s McIntyre Theatre Thursday, speaking to music students and fans alike about his life in music.
Thomas, best known for his 1973 hit ‘Painted Ladies’ and his membership in the band The Boomers, spent much of the hour discussing not just the music he was known for, but his theories on the writing process and what drove him personally to create art.
“Creativity is a mixed blessing in some respects, which is partly why all my life I’ve been blessed with branching out into other …