- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:43
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By UTSAV GUPTA
As part of the Collaboration Mission 2015, delegates from the Emerging Leaders in the Americas program visited Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake (NOTL) campus to learn about the teaching practices and Study Abroad Program last Saturday.
“I loved the hands-on experience planned for the students,” says Marcelo Villafani, regional president at the Catholic University of Bolivia.
“It’s not what they say ‘chalk and talk,’ but really, they engage in the processes and they learn how to do the things with practice.”
Veronica Castro, academic director at Latino American University of Science and Technology in Costa Rica, says, “One of the greatest trends I identified is the teaching learning methodology, which is what students need right now. The hands-on teaching and experiential learning methods impressed me a lot.”
“As a professor, I love student-teacher interaction,” adds Castro. “Seeing students around doing different things and getting involved made my day more significant. That’s what...
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 11:13
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By CERENA GATILA
“I have cancer.”
A variation of those three words from a family member or friend is one of the most devastating things to hear.
It’s only something I’ve heard in movies or on TV shows and read in books. John Green’s novel The Fault in Our Stars and the film 50/50, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogan, are just many examples of media portraying cancer. Never would I have thought I would face the reality of experiencing and seeing a family member who battles cancer.
I heard it from my mom in April 2014 after she was diagnosed earlier in the year. I was in my senior year of high school, about to graduate. Everything changed in those three months.
I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t have a close relationship with my mom. We have different interests. We don’t fight, but I don’t open up to...
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:23
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By TANDI CHABWA
Sometimes in our lives we all have pain, we all have sorrow.
Some musicians hide behind the illusions they create on stage. They wear crazy outfits, use stage names, and have a multitude of special effects to create a disconnect between themselves and the audience. This was not the case at a recent songwriters circle at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake [NOTL] campus.
“Can you guys move closer to the stage? I feel like we’re in an audition,” laughed Canadian singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff.
On the afternoon of Nov. 17, Student Administrative Council’s [SAC] NOTL student centre The Armoury hosted an intimate singer songwriter circle featuring musicians Cardiff, Laurent Bourque and Steven Ryan.
The performance lasted nearly three hours, with each singer taking turns to play their respective music, occasionally providing back-up vocals during each other’s performances. The songs ranged from self-creations, to covers and even included songs made up on the spot.
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:08
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By DAVON JAMES
Opening the season with an incredible 4-0 record, the Knights men’s basketball team continues to advance its team chemistry and develop as a group.
This year, the Knights have made several recruitments that have helped the team improve on different aspects from last year. Primarily focusing on team building, the Knights are quickly continuing to grow their team chemistry.
Speaking with starting point guard Lequan Hylton, he explains what is important for the team to continue to do to be successful.
“We have a closer group of guys this year,” states Hylton. “Everyone on the team has the same goal, which is to win and improve from last year. We must continue practicing hard, remain focused, disciplined and stick together as a family.”
The Knights played their third away game of the season on Nov. 13falling short in a tough 75-73 overtime loss against the Sheridan Bruins of Brampton,...
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:27
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By JEREMIAH LINK
Fifty adults living with a disability showed their choral singing abilities to hundreds of people watching in delight at Bethany Community Church’s Momentum Choir’s A Year In The Life concert.
“The Momentum Choir is a highly disciplined, professionally facilitated performance choir,” says Mendelt Hoekstra, the executive and artistic director of Momentum Choir.
A Year In The Life recapped the group’s last season with special videos of group members. They told their stories giving an idea of how much they enjoy performing in the choir.
Momentum recently performed in Buffalo, N.Y. prompting one of the singers to state he was “an international superstar” as the crowd burst into laughter.
The one-hour show included renditions of If I Had A Million Dollars, Stand By Me, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You and Brave, just to name a few. The final song was a performance of Sweet Caroline, ending in an encore. Audience...
- Created on Thursday, 26 November 2015 12:11
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By EUN JO
They’re the voices telling Niagara College’s stories.
Radio program students in the Broadcasting – Radio, Television and Film (BRTF) program, cover events and entertainment locally and on campus, play the music and tell stories over the airwaves and via digital transmissions of CRNC radio station from the Welland campus.
To make the show, they get story ideas through the websites of newspapers in Welland and St. Catharines as well as scouring social media, such as Facebook of Twitter.
They are experiencing real radio industry demands during the regular academic term.
Andre Gervais, program director, supervises all aspects of the radio production, making sure everything is going to run well.
“I hire the different shows and make sure all programs run on the weekends. I have meetings with people to talk about their shows and how they can make those better.”
Sales promotion is an also important part. Rudy Kadlec, sales promotion director, says...
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By JESSICA HENDRIKS
National Family Caregiver Week at the start of November recognizes and thanks those who have provided care to their loved ones.
“We know that over 2.6 million Ontarians are caregivers to a family member, a friend, or a loved one. These caregivers work hard to provide care to those in need but are often overlooked,” says France Gelinas, Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP) Health critic.
Gelinas introduced a bill, with the help of the Ontario Caregiver Coalition, to make the first Tuesday of every April, Family Caregiver Day.
Lisa Levin, chair of Ontario Caregiver association, says, “We want family caregivers to recognize the important role they play and feel comfortable to reach out and ask for assistance when needed. The Ontario Caregiver Coalition is very grateful to the NDP and France Gelinas for introducing the Family Caregiver Day Act.”
A caregiver is a paid or unpaid position that provides...