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High fives save lives
October 31, 2011 – 7:12 am | No Comment
High fives save lives

It has been used to greet friends, congratulate teammates, or break the ice between strangers, but most people are not aware that high fives could save lives.
That is the movement that young Hamilton native Steve Gillon started earlier this year. It’s simple; give a high five and tell the recipient a fact about a cause that is important to you. That high-five propelled fact could save a life.
“In 2005, I lost my Uncle Mike to a heart attack, and in 2008 and 2010 respectively, I lost my Papa Fred and Nana Francis to…

Mohawk cross country runs in OCAA Championships
October 30, 2011 – 8:35 pm | No Comment
Mohawk cross country runs in OCAA Championships

Mohawk competed in the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association Cross Country Championships at Fort Henry in Kingston Oct. 29.
The men’s team fared well finishing the eight-kilometre event in fourth place led by tenth place finisher Jon Redfearn (27:32.9). The team from Fanshawe took home the title of champions. George Brown’s Sean Sweeney recorded the overall best time (25:34.6).
The rest of the Mountaineer men’s results:
Hassan Ishaq (12) 27:58.6
Michael Marshall (22) 28:57.5
John Miles (47) 31:08.5
Lovejeet Singh (58) 32:48.2
Jeremy Connell (71) 34:35.6
Humber took the women’s team and individual crown with Vicky…

Men’s rugby team earns chance at OCAA medal
October 30, 2011 – 8:03 pm | No Comment
Men’s rugby team earns chance at OCAA medal

A late push at the end of each half wasn’t enough to eliminate Mohawk from the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association rugby playoffs. Mohawk was able to hold off Fleming’s late efforts to hang on for a two point win in a thrilling first round game.
“I’m proud of every single guy there,” said Eric Moyer about staying ahead of Fleming long enough to advance to the semi-finals. “It was a great game. I’m super excited about playing for a medal now.”
The Mountaineers jumped ahead of the Knights from Peterborough with a 20-0 lead before…

Hamilton Music Superheros Avoid Sophomore Slump
October 26, 2011 – 6:41 pm | No Comment

Second albums are tough, especially for artists who achieve a moderate level of success with their debut. With 3 big hits on rock radio, Hamilton’s own Arkells definitely achieved success. For their sophomore “Michigan Left” they decided to up the ambition, producing the album themselves and as well as designing the album artwork.
The music here is not as catchy as that of their first album, but it is more song oriented, and this yields  more consistency and maturity to the record. The band still lays the poppy rock hooks on thick with such great…

What I’m Listening To…
October 26, 2011 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

“For fans saying Donald Glover about to blow. Just give me six months so you can say I told you so.”
It’s been more than six months since Donald Glover rapped that on “F*** It All” from his third independently released album entitled “Culdesac”, but he’s been keeping busy regardless.
He has a starring role as Troy Barnes in the NBC hit show “Community”, has toured extensively under the rap moniker “Childish Gambino”, DJ’d as “mcDJ” and is also doing stand-up comedy.
Maybe you’ve seen him from his early Internet sketch comedy days in “Derrick…

Disgruntled BBM users have no choice but to ride out the storm
October 24, 2011 – 8:46 am | No Comment
Disgruntled BBM users have no choice but to ride out the storm

After BlackBerry’s major outage last week, Research in Motion is scrambling to pick up the pieces and let users know their company is stable and reliable.
Million’s of BlackBerry supporter’s expressed their frustrations on their twitter and Facebook accounts.
Conveniently, Apple released their brand new iPhone 4S, as well as the new iOS5 software upgrade, around the time of the outage. Within the first 24 hours of the release the company took more than 1 million online orders – which exceeded the previous 600,000 that anticipated the iPhone 4.
Undoubtedly, some users lost faith in…

Subscriptions moving online to help recoup cost
October 24, 2011 – 8:38 am | No Comment
Subscriptions moving online to help recoup cost

Browsing the Internet for your daily news fix is no longer your cheapest option. Many news organizations have started experimenting with the addition of a paywall to their online content.
A paywall limits the amount of content a viewer is able to see before being asked to subscribe to the website or to make a payment that will allow them to read on.
It is up to the individual organization how much free content they will allow readers to explore before being cut off.
The trend was sparked when The New York Times established their…

Humber flexes their muscle in rugby season finale
October 23, 2011 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
Humber flexes their muscle in rugby season finale

Size was an ongoing theme in a rematch of the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association men’s rugby final of the past two seasons. Broken tackles and scrums that jolted toward Mohawk’s half of the field made Humber an overwhelming foe to take down in the Mountaineers regular season finale at Mohawk Sports Park on Oct. 22.
“They had a lot of size on us,” Ben Tamming said. “Hopefully next year we can get some bigger boys out and do some damage.”
Humber used the size of their first two scorers, Garrett Magee and Daniele Patrizzi, to…

The drive to the top
October 21, 2011 – 2:28 pm | No Comment
The drive to the top

The satisfaction of competition drives every athlete. Being the fastest runner, highest jumper or strongest physically and mentally, mixed martial artist Will Romero drives to do the extra things that other competitors won’t. When the Stoney Creek fighter meets eyes with his opponent from across the cage, he knows his time in the gym leading up to this moment will pay off.
“I want to prove that I’m among the best in the country,” Romero said.
Leading to his bout with featherweight Stephane Bernadel, a fiery goal was imprinted into every aspect of Romero’s mental…

Mohawk Alumni return to give media students hope
October 18, 2011 – 7:07 am | No Comment
Mohawk Alumni return to give media students hope

Media students got a glimpse into their potential futures Friday when the Media Alumni Panel took to McIntyre Theatre.
The two hour event featured a five-person panel consisting of successful Mohawk graduates from the various media programs: Jay McQueen, a reporter and producer at AM900 CHML; Cindy Wrong, Supervising Producer, Operations at Entertainment Tonight Canada; Sheena Snively, on-air personality at MTV Canada; Kevin Wallis, a comedy writer for Air Farce; and Linda Rourke, host of “Hamilton Living” on Cable 14.
The event, hosted by the Mohawk Alumni Association and moderated by Sue Prestedge of the…