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By David Chernish
Get ready to tee off. The Niagara College Foundation Golf Classic is just around the corner.
The event will be held Sept. 16 at Peninsula Lakes Golf Club in Fenwick. Proceeds will support scholarships for student athletes. The $200 tournament fee includes a golf clinic with Niagara College’s Varsity Golf Team before the tournament, 18 holes of golf, a golf cart that is shared and a golfer welcome package to each competitor, as well as various golf competitions.
Throughout the day, there will be different events such as a lunch provided by the college’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute and a beer and wine tasting hosted by the NC Teaching Brewery and NC teaching Winery.
Golfers can save time and buy their Passport to Play in advance and receive three 50/50 tickets and a draw for door prize entry. The golf tournament sold out last...
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By Becki Crewe
The second annual Run or Dye partnered with the YMCA welcoming crowds of friends and families Saturday as people tie-dyed the sky and themselves.
Run or Dye participants celebrate fitness and fun. As the runners walk, run or jog the course, they are showered with eco-friendly plant-based powered dye at each kilometre.
At Run or Dye, runners become their own canvas by wearing white clothing. Everyone becomes a part of the rainbow by the end of the course. Dressing up is encouraged and some participants even show up in costumes, such as old wedding dresses.
Stephanie Naylor, 26, of Niagara Falls, said, “I like having fun and getting full of colour. It was awesome, I feel great.”
The five-kilometre race began at 9 a.m. in Rapidsview Park. The runners followed a course that led them along the south Niagara Parkway, through Dufferin Islands and back.
- Created on Wednesday, 09 April 2014 20:41
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By Jamie Burton
Niagara News has won first place in a provincial newspaper competition.
Niagara College journalism graduate, Rick De Vries, picked up first prize in student photography at the Ontario Community Newspaper Association’s 2013 Better Newspapers Competition Awards for his photo of a falling skater in the Red Bull Crashed Ice Event in Niagara Falls.
“The timing of the shot, more than anything else, really paid off,” said De Vries.
“I was getting irritated that nothing was working out, but then came Eddie Spiesz and my ‘Superman’.”
The photo can be seen at niagara-news.com.
Since leaving the program, De Vries started Caprice Magazine, a publication that features work by both professional and amateur photographers who have an “eye for the artistic”.
Niagara News also won third place for general excellence in the same competition.
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By BECKI CREWE
While Niagara College couldn’t hold on to its impressive winning streak of eight straight years for top student satisfaction in a province-wide survey of colleges, it remains among Ontario’s best.
The Key Performance Indicator (KPI) survey measures the college’s performance in key areas such as student, employer and graduate satisfaction, employment rates and program quality.
“I am proud that Niagara College continues to be in the top tier of Ontario colleges for student satisfaction,” said Dan Patterson, president of Niagara College. “Our goal is to be number 1 every year.
“I know from speaking with Niagara College faculty and staff that we are committed to working hard as we continue to enhance our students’ experience and aim to regain the top spot.”
Niagara had ranked first in student satisfaction for eight of the previous nine years. This year’s rating has dropped from 85.4 per cent...
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By BECKI CREWE
Niagara College has taken precautionary steps to secure its computers from future attacks after some of its student-use systems were hacked since December.
Niagara Regional Police (NRP) charged Myles Proulx-Vanevery, 21, a Niagara College student, with 10 counts of unauthorized use of a computer. Four computer labs at the Welland campus were exposed to the malicious software. This malware, which Vanevery says he wrote and created, allowed him to record the keystrokes entered on any infected computer.
“It recorded the keystrokes every time they typed something, so I knew exactly what was happening as they were doing it,” says Vanevery.
“I had it upload to my server their information, like their account name and whatever they typed. All I did was monitor it.”
When asked if he was motivated by “revenge,” Vanevery confirmed that.
“I have like a lot of documents, important files for school projects and work that I have...
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By MASAUNI MASAUNI
Flamur Miftari and Albunit Hiseni moved to Canada from Kosovo with their families in search of a better life. Their dreams were to become police officers and in just a few months, they would have graduated from the Police Foundation program at Niagara College. Those dreams ended tragically March 13 for the 21 year olds.
Hiseni and his passenger Miftari, of Stoney Creek, lost their lives in a head-on collision with a pickup truck on their way home from the college. They were part of a three-vehicle collision during a snowstorm.
Hiseni was pronounced dead at the scene, while Miftari was taken to the hospital, where he died. “The two men were considered the closest of friends as they planned on taking each step in life together,” said Anas Hasan, who went to the same high school and attended Niagara College with them.
“You could never split them apart....
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By JAMIE BURTON
Newly elected Student Administrative Council (SAC) members aim to be more involved with helping students in the 2014/2015 school year.
It comes as no surprise to SAC members that many students don’t know the role SAC plays in their school lives. New Vice-
Nakiwala says the main focus of the new SAC is to change this ignorance.
“Every student has a voice,” says Nakiwala, a 22-year-old Graphic Design student. “SAC wants to make sure that everyone knows that. We’re just the representatives to help spread the message.”
SAC is spearheading this awareness effort by making itself more known to the students. Director of Social Programming Charles
Burley says he was disappointed in the level of advertising for SAC events this year.
SAC has put together a three-point plan for awareness which will begins with face-to-face advertising and digital advertising on Blackboard.
We need to have more than a quick TV...