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Police Foundations course offers new opportunities
September 30, 2011 – 6:29 am | No Comment
Police Foundations course offers new opportunities

Mohawk College is offering a Police Foundations Co-op for the first time this year. Students are able to volunteer at the local Hamilton Policing Centre on Ottawa Street to gain experience in the field by participating in different programs.
“Some of them have a couple volunteer jobs,” said Marg Marshall, volunteer program coordinator at the Policing Centre. “If they’re doing a co-op program, they need seven hundred hours.”
Marshall will have students work in programs such as the Car Seat Instalment program, speed watch, the Lock It or Lose It program and school presentations, and…

Party leaders agree to disagree at 2011′s Ontario election debate
September 28, 2011 – 9:29 am | No Comment
Party leaders agree to disagree at 2011′s Ontario election debate

Ontario post-secondary students might have empty bank accounts, but if the Ontario election debate is any indication then all this might be changing soon.
In last night’s debate, the leaders of the Liberal, PC, and NDP parties were posed two questions about the future of post-secondary students, which all three answered positively.
McGuinty pointed out all of the advances Ontario has been making in the job market right now, giving hope to post-secondary students that their degrees will not be wasted on part-time jobs in the hospitality sector.  He also stated that enrollment in Ontario…

What I’m Listening To…
September 25, 2011 – 6:24 pm | No Comment
What I’m Listening To…

Thirty- one years is a long time to be in a band, especially in today’s music industry. With bands becoming as disposable as the iTunes cards used to buy their music, it’s a triumph for a band to hit their ten-year anniversary, forget surpassing their thirtieth. The number of bands who have reached this accomplishment can probably be counted on two hands. Once you look beyond the Rolling Stones, U2, Rush and Aerosmith, it becomes increasingly hard to continue the list.
This past week, the world lost one of the few bands to stay together…

Shins Leave Toronto Wanting More
September 25, 2011 – 6:22 pm | No Comment
Shins Leave Toronto Wanting More

The Shins have had a very dynamic last few years, going through a lot of members in a very short period of time, all the while keeping their sound consistent. Playing to an incredibly enthusiastic sold out crowd at the Phoenix Concert Theatre Thursday, the band showed that they have changed a lot while not changing much at all, putting on a show that fully represents the music they put out: very intimate and very, very fun.
The Shins of today is no longer the Shins of 2007, when they released their last album “Wincing…

Back in the swing of things
September 25, 2011 – 12:07 pm | No Comment
Back in the swing of things

A couple of tough innings gave the Mountaineers a 0-2 hole to start their regular season after a twin bill against the Seneca Sting on Sept. 24.
Bases on balls were a big reason Seneca was able to put together three-run innings in each game.  Three runs was the difference in both losses, 4-1 in the first game and 5-2 in the second.
“In both games it took a couple of innings before (the pitchers) settled down,” said head coach, Brian Weller.
A lack of practice and players due to the compacted schedule forced Mohawk…

OPSEU reaches agreement bringing strike to an end
September 19, 2011 – 7:44 am | No Comment
OPSEU reaches agreement bringing strike to an end

After 18 days, a tentative settlement has been reached to end Ontario’s college support staff strike.
Following two days of bargaining by negotiators, the deal was struck late Sunday night.
Rob Bemister, chair of the OPSEU bargaining team, said the union secured key contract proposals for its members and hopes all members will approve the tentative deal.
Over 8,000 college support workers will be returning to work Sept. 20.
Details are expected to be released after the settlement has been approved, which a date has not been set for.…

What I’m Listening To…
September 18, 2011 – 5:26 pm | No Comment
What I’m Listening To…

Hamilton musician/legend Tom Wilson once said, “no one in Hamilton is trying to be anyone but themselves.”
That really is what Hamilton is all about, especially when you look at local music.
Hamilton is, and always will be, the “steel city.” This community is built on the work ethic of the blue-collar individual, making an honest living. Our music reflects that. Arkells’ “Jackson Square” has a raw, bluesy quality reminiscent of this area. The Reason is straightforward, hard working rock, a nod to the forefathers of this city.
But if you really want to hear…

Students feeling disconnected as the lack of Internet takes effect
September 18, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment
Students feeling disconnected as the lack of Internet takes effect

It would seem as though postponed assignments and a lighter workload would be any college students’ dream. Even though it may be the case for some students at Mohawk, it comes at a hefty price. Due to the current strike, students have been disconnected from the Internet, turning the dream into a nightmare.
Currently, the staff that monitors the Wi-Fi is out walking the picket lines. In order to make life a little easier for students, the college has set up locations within the campus that have a limited number of computers connected to landlines.…

Mohawk fills the gaps as support staff walks the line
September 17, 2011 – 7:07 pm | No Comment
Mohawk fills the gaps as support staff walks the line

It goes without saying – the support staff on strike has posed a unique set of challenges for Mohawk College.   With the theoretical ball being left behind by the strikers, part-time and administrative staff have teamed up with students to keep the game in play.
Some big names in the college have been found helping out wherever possible.
“I even saw [Mohawk College] President Rob MacIsaac [helping out] in the OSAP office one of the days,” said Andy Hall, MSA’s Vice President.
Meanwhile over in The Square, Jay Robb, Director of Media Relations for Mohawk…

Elections Canada cancels on-campus voting due to strike
September 17, 2011 – 6:52 pm | No Comment
Elections Canada cancels on-campus voting due to strike

Students are left wondering how to vote on Oct. 6 as campus polling stations have been cancelled.
Since the strike isn’t expected to be over any time soon, Elections Canada has decided not to have special polling stations on campus for fear that the strikers will compromise the safety and integrity of the voting system. These on-campus polls were a new idea meant to start this year to encourage about 200,000 Ontario college students to have their say in the upcoming election.
Since youth voter turnout has been something of a concern in Canada since…

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