Article Archive for April 2012
It has been a year to remember for Mohawk College student athlete Aminu Bello. Bello helped his college basketball team win the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) championship and it hasn’t stopped there. The CCAA has announced that Bello has been named their Collegiate Athlete of the Year across all sports in Canada. Just the fourth varsity athlete from Mohawk to win the distinction, Bello wasn’t expecting such an award, but will certainly take it.
“You just go out there and play the best you can and just try to win,” Bello said. “It’s…
Axl Rose. Sigh.
Rose has recently come forward and declined to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday, along with his band, Guns N Roses.
…I’ll give you a minute to absorb that.
I’d say if you look up “self-righteous has-been” in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of Rose. But, alas, he probably declined his induction to that as well.
In a rather long statement (which you can read here) Rose states several reasons for declining to attend the ceremony, and rejecting his induction, including what he sees…
There’s a meme floating around Facebook, a list of facts meant to make twenty-somethings feel old despite objective evidence to the contrary (i.e. their age)- did you know Will Smith has an award- for his rap career? That the Seinfeld finale aired a startling 14 years ago? That Stephanie Tanner is 30 years old and strung out on meth? etc., etc.
And it’s not just Facebook. Not-so-long ago nostalgia is getting a wide release, only in theatres. This week, the 15-year-old Titanic will be re-released (in 3-D!) at the box office, hoping to add…
Hell in a hand basket
You were out all last night at pub and here comes Thursday rolling in like it does every seven days. You’re missing Thursday classes every other week and find yourself constantly asking classmates for what you’ve missed. Your grades are starting to drop and stress begins to build, so on the weekend you start drinking even more to the point of not remembering the night before. All of a sudden you’re in class on a Monday and people are handing something in. The teacher asks where yours is, but…
After what he could only describe as “many hours” practicing with his teammate Ryan Fletcher, and watching their bot maneuver its way through five mazes, 2nd year Software development student Brandon Lloyd was shocked that “Eggman” had finished in first at the A-Maze-Bot programming competition.
“It’s not that I wasn’t confident in our bot – I am confident in our bot. But I mean winning first place; it’s a little unreal.”
Eggman, the bot programmed by Lloyd and Fletcher completed each of the five mazes required, one of only 5 entrants to due so.…
The tournament is called March Madness for a reason. For some, it is a time to sit back with a beer and see how your “bracket” is doing. But for others, it is a chance to be remembered.
“It was something I dreamed about as a kid and taking part in it was everything I expected it to be an even better,” said Burlington native Brady Heslip.
He had already connected on six 3-pointers in the first half, but his Baylor Bears were losing 53-51 in the round of 32 at March Madness; it…
Mohawk College Athletics 2011-12 Major Awards
Dr. Sam Mitminger Award: (To graduating year student, combining academics and athletic excellence) Aminu Bello, basketball
Wes Hicks Outstanding Male Athlete: Justin Scapinello, volleyball
Outstanding Female Athlete: Rachelle Abella, basketball
All-Around Female Athlete: Ashley Hagen: soccer, volleyball
Male Freshman Athlete: Andrew Cicuttini, basketball
Female Freshman Athlete: Megan Campbell, basketball
Department of Athletics & Recreation Award (Outstanding participation in varsity and campus recreation): Jordan Crockett
Hap Holman Business Award (For varsity athletics, academic excellence by a second or…