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Key Hamilton figures question Hall’s praise
March 30, 2012 – 12:41 pm | No Comment
Key Hamilton figures question Hall’s praise

When Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Barbara Hall praised Hamilton as a model city for fighting racism, she puzzled several people close to the issue.
“I’d sort of question how she came to that conclusion,” said Brian McHattie, councilor for Ward One and the City Council liaison for the Committee Against Racism. “I suppose I’m not unhappy, it’s a positive comment and we’ll take it, but as the council rep on the anti-racism committee I’m aware that there is still a significant degree of racism in Hamilton.”
Hall’s comments were made on Wednesday, March 21, when…

Students look into compost habits
March 30, 2012 – 12:35 pm | No Comment
Students look into compost habits

Three environmental technician students are looking into Mohawk’s composting habits, and they want to make this examination as public as possible.
As part of a class project, Adom Bouchard, Chris Chevrier, and Zvezdan (Tom) Petrovic are working with Mohawk’s Sustainability Office in auditing the MSA’s compost program. This involves a lot of meticulous and messy work.
“We did a waste audit on all of the garbage stream and recycling stream waste in the Student Centre G wing,” said Chris Chevrier, the student spearheading the audit. “We went through each of these streams and sorted them…

Mohawk bridge competition “breaks” record
March 30, 2012 – 12:30 pm | No Comment
Mohawk bridge competition “breaks” record

The room is dark and rock’n roll music plays as the maniacal Captain Crunch readies his next victim. The audience watches in delightful anticipation of what is to come next, but the students who created that so called victim do not share the same feeling. They have spent the last month building a bridge to enter in this year’s Mohawk Bridge Competition, just to see it destroyed in mere seconds as the crowd cheers and the Captain smiles.
This year’s winner, third year transportation technology student Ben Gammie, has entered the competition before and knows…

Drunk and Educated: Getting to the Bottom of the Bottle (Part Three)
March 29, 2012 – 10:27 am | No Comment
Drunk and Educated: Getting to the Bottom of the Bottle (Part Three)

The Investigation
It’s Wednesday night and you know what that means, it’s time to hit the old pub to see exactly how the MSA handles its liquor. Since I don’t drink, I recruited two friends, Jordan and Dave, to tag along in the name of binge journalism. Before reaching The Arnie, we stopped at a friend’s place who Jordan considers a “hardcore partier”. After no answer at the door, we let ourselves in to what looks like a cross between a dark alley and a Payless Shoe Store. Every conceivable style of women’s shoe was…

Mohawk wins national basketball championship
March 20, 2012 – 2:25 pm | No Comment
Mohawk wins national basketball championship

There is a fine line between confidence and cocky and Mohawk was forced to walk it entering the 2012 Canadian Colleges’ Athletic Association (CCAA) Men’s Basketball National Championships.
Riding high off their win of the Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association (OCAA) gold medal (March 3), the Mountaineers descended into Halifax en route to the host school, Nova Scotia Agricultural College in Truro, Nova Scotia.
“We were pretty excited about, I mean, even winning OCAA’s,” said Mohawk’s power forward, Andrew Cicuttini. “Obviously, we couldn’t have been happier about beating off Humber twice in a row.”
“None of…

Drunk and Educated: Who’s Responsible? (Part Two)
March 15, 2012 – 11:17 am | No Comment
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 students. McMaster University…

MSA elections, students don’t care or just unaware
March 10, 2012 – 5:30 pm | No Comment
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 money into it to…

Champs!
March 7, 2012 – 12:57 pm | No Comment
Champs!

One point separated Mohawk and Humber as Aminu Bello drove the lane for the Mountaineers with the clock winding down. Humber, determined to win a fourth straight Ontario Colleges’ Athletic Association gold medal in men’s basketball, had climbed back from a fourth-quarter deficit to trail by one in the final seconds. That is when Mohawk’s leading scorer took it upon himself to preserve the lead and break the Hawks streak, ending a 40 year gold medal drought for the long-suffering Mountaineer faithful.
“I just had a good streak of games,” said the player of the…

Drunk and Educated: Binge Drinking On Campus (Part One)
March 7, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment
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 the quickly forgotten wonders of…

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