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Twisted Metal Review (PS3)
February 28, 2012 – 7:13 am | No Comment
Twisted Metal Review (PS3)

Valentine’s Day is usually reserved for make out sessions, gorging on chocolates and sappy romance movies, but not this year. Feb. 14 marked the return of one of Sony’s most famous and beloved exclusive franchises, Twisted Metal. Even though it didn’t ruin my day I’m sure relationships around the world were put on hiatus as drivers strapped themselves back into their machine gun clad vehicles to re-enter the dark and demented minds of David Jaffe (Past Twisted Metal’s, God of War, Calling All Cars,) and Eat Sleep Play (ESP).
For those who aren’t familiar with…

Coming together to feed and teach
February 12, 2012 – 8:07 am | No Comment
Coming together to feed and teach

Ronald McDonald House Hamilton (RMHH) and Liaison College have joined forces to give families and students alike a unique and delicious opportunity. RMHH will soon house a fully stocked catering kitchen built and staffed by Liaison Culinary College. Liaison students will be given the chance to learn and prepare restaurant quality meals for families staying at the house.
“We’re the first house in all of Canada, and as far as we know, the United States that are having this unique type of partnership,” says Debbie Logel Butler, the Director of Development at Ronald McDonald House…

Internet pipes up against PIPA, SOPA
January 18, 2012 – 3:30 pm | No Comment
Internet pipes up against PIPA, SOPA

In an act of defiance, major websites across the Internet have drawn a line in digital dirt to give the world a taste of what it would be like if the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) were passed by congress. Wikipedia, Firefox, WordPress and even Google are among those that have blacked out their websites in protest or have changed their homepage to display their stance on the issue.
Despite all the negative publicity the bills have received since coming into being late last year, not everyone believes the bills…

Mohawk commits to reducing their environmental impact
November 17, 2011 – 8:08 am | No Comment
Mohawk commits to reducing their environmental impact

Mohawk has become the first Ontario college to set significant carbon emission reduction targets as they set to launch their environment management plan. The plan will commit the college to a 20 per cent reduction of 2007 baseline emissions by 2020.
“Mohawk’s environmental management plan will serve as the framework for all decisions made with respect to improving our college’s environmental stewardship,” says Mohawk President Rob MacIsaac. “Our plan calls upon all staff, students and members of the community to work together to build a more sustainable college. Getting there will require us to rethink…

Recreation in need of a facelift
November 10, 2011 – 7:17 pm | No Comment
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 ours ranks very low…

Saving energy one dollar at a time
November 4, 2011 – 2:32 pm | No Comment
Saving energy one dollar at a time

Renovations seem to be an ongoing project for Mohawk and with each step the college moves closer to attaining their goals of sustainability. Some of the changes are a little less noticeable than others as lighting is replaced, bathroom fixtures are retrofitted and fans blow recycled air around the halls. These changes have been eight years in the making and are credited for an estimated $400,000 worth in future annual savings, with untold amounts of energy being saved in the process.
“What we chose to do was go after all the stuff that would help…

Mohawk beats out Laurentian; wins a free concert
October 17, 2011 – 4:00 pm | No Comment
Mohawk beats out Laurentian; wins a free concert

Students of Mohawk voted their way to the top, making Mohawk the first ever college to win the TD Pump It Up Contest. The prize is a concert estimated to be worth $300,000, with musical acts Mother Mother, B.O.B and Team Canada DJ’s headlining the event.
Steve Kosh, Marketing and Communication Manager for the MSA, says he’s proud of the students for making Mohawk this year’s Pump It Up champion.
“I’m happy we finally won something,” he says. “A little college from good old Hamilton, Ontario actually took down [five universities]…I think the thing is…

Milloy says changes to OSAP would be “like Leon’s Furniture”
October 3, 2011 – 3:24 pm | No Comment
Milloy says changes to OSAP would be “like Leon’s Furniture”

In a conference call today, John Milloy, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, compared one aspect of the Liberal’s education plan to the sales tactic of a furniture store. “Just like Leon’s Furniture” is how Milloy describes the changes the Liberals are looking to make to OSAP if re-elected. No interest and no payment on loans for the first six months.
Graduates would no longer be charged monthly interest or expected to make any form of payment for half a year, which could make it easier for graduates to find their bearings. Along with this…

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.…

Mohawk’s plan to expand comes with health benefits and more building costs
September 15, 2011 – 10:07 am | No Comment
Mohawk’s plan to expand comes with health benefits and more building costs

Future Mohawk students may have even more debt before graduating as plans for a brand new athletics facility gets underway.
“[The MSA] has been talking with the college and athletics committee and the college has decided that this is the next step in our renovations in order to stay current and competitive with other colleges,” says MSA President Dan Clark.
The estimated cost of the new facility is $17 million and will be partly subsidized by an undetermined fee once the facility is completed in 2014.
Three years ago the MSA held a referendum to…