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Summer Edition, VOL 18 ISSUE 07

YOUR IMPACT The CCSAI hosted Centennial’s Got Impact to showcase our many talented students. PAGE 6-7

PROGRESSING Exciting news! A new residence building is being planned for Centennial College. PAGE 9

SPRING TRAINING Every year the Sports Journalism Program heads to Florida as the state welcomes athletes from across the continent. Two students shared their experiences from this year’s trip. PAGE 12-13

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Are you excited for the World Cup? Stop by the Progress Student Centre to watch games in the Main Events Hall in June.

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Students felt the impact of all the talent at the Progress Student Centre at the end of March. The performances were impressive.

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Progress Campus could be getting a new residence building. The college hopes to complete the project by 2016.

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Now that winter is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the warmth of summer. Get in the spirit with these vibrant nail collections.

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Sky Zone takes the same old boring dodge ball and flips it on it’s head. With the addition of trampolines, the sky is the limit.

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The Centennial Weightlifting Club impressed in their first Olympic Weightlifting competition taking home two golds!

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MASTHEAD Publisher Mathieu Yuill

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With Spring in the air Ashleigh Lamontagne and Geordie Carragher take us to Florida to preview baseball’s Spring Training. Baseball wasn’t the only sport they covered take a look inside for more details.

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Art Director Leigh Cavanaugh

Graphic Designers Jeremy Cole Jaime Munoz Joel Nash Cesar Augusto Ojeda Contributors Dennis Gonzales Paul Hantiuk James Lu

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QUESTIONS/ CONCERNS? Geoffrey Mosher Communications CCSAI 416-289-5000 Ext. 8713 gmosher@centennialcollege.ca


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CCSAI Summer Hours

Grades Appeal Deadline

Grades Appeal Deadline: Final date to formally appeal a final Winter 2014 grade.

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CCSAI Offices Monday to Friday 830am to 330pm

AWC Monday to Friday 730am to 730pm Weekends 10am to 2pm

Show’n’Shine! Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm Location: Ashtonbee Campus

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JUNE The CCSAI will take possession of the new Ashtonbee Student Centre as part of the Ashtonbee Renewal Project. Keep an eye on CCSAI.ca for details and the grand opening. pg 3

SASS Monday to Friday 10am to 7pm Weekends 10am to 2pm

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TALENTED CREW The CCSAI showcased the incredibly talented students of Centennial College. One of the judges, Pat Charles described the show as the best talent show he’d ever seen. Other judges included Alex Wright and Mar Brown, VP of Atlantic Records

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Lots of talented students came to impress the judges at Centennial’s Got Impact in the Progress Student Centre. (Left) African Dance Group MELT wowed the crowd, while a number of signers took to the stage. Joel Perez (Above) got the crowd involved singing ‘Redemption Song.’ Jenna Beckett (right) was named the winner, receiving a two-month internship in New York City.

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ABOVE (L to R): Miranda Walsh sang ‘No One’ by Alicia Keys. Third Place went to Evan Pang (Centre) and Naranie Tamunobere blew everyone away with her rendition of ‘At Last’ by Etta James. Samantha Cross (Right) sang an original song.

The talent show was the final round of a series of tryouts that left the best of the best of Centennial talent to compete for a 2-month internship in New York City. Look for more photos on the CCSAI Facebook page.

Above (Clockwise): Gonzalo Patino plays the guitar, Kelechi Ebuta sings Usher and second place winner Kevin Colquhoun sings the blues. pg 7

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Includes: bus ride to / from the park, all you can eat buffet lunch, and a full days admission. Tickets will be available as of June 1, 2014

For more info visit ccsai.ca/wonderland2014

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Home Sweet Home By: Paul Hantiuk

Students at Progress Campus are about to get some new digs

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Spring/Summer courses at Brock We’ve got what you need • Accelerated two-week “super” courses • Online and in-class courses • Wide range of Faculties and programs

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Centennial’s Board of Governors approved a plan to go ahead with the Centennial College Residence and Culinary Arts Centre last December. The $85 million facility looks to break ground this spring. “The college has an approved long-term strategic campus plan. The long-term use of the college facilities… that would include the new student library and athletic facility at Ashtonbee. As part of the implementation of that plan would be the new student residence and Culinary Arts Centre” says Centennial’s Chief Financial Officer and VicePresident of Business Development Brad Chapman. The eight-story, 740 bed facility will feature nine new classrooms and will expand the hospitality labs from the old residence. There will also be new features such as a teaching kitchen and improved banquet and conference facilities. The project represents Centennial’s first publicprivate partnership and will be included in the college’s Impact campaign that is striving to raise $40 million for capital projects. “The purpose of entering into this contract is that the development partners will take on the responsibility for the planning, financing, construction and management of the student housing facility” says Chapman. Partners for the project include: Knightstone Capital Management, Diamond Schmitt Architects, Canadian Campus Communities (who will operate the facility) and FRAM Building Group. As for why the facility is needed, Chapman says the main reason is obvious, enrollment growth. “We did engage a consulting firm to do a market demand study for us to determine what the needs are for the college. That is what determined the need for 740 beds versus the approximate 330 beds in the old residence.” The facility is scheduled to be completed for summer 2016.


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Centennial College has officially opened the first phase of the Ashtonbee Campus Renewal Project. The CCSAI joined the celebration of the expansion. The Student Association contributed $4 mill. to the project and hopes to unveil the new CCSAI Student Centre this Summer.

Photos courtesy// Geoffrey Mosher

Centennial College President Ann Buller welcomed students, faculty and supporters to Ashtonbee. Ashtonbee is Centennial’s oldest campus and the CCSAI and Centennial College are proud to invest in the future of this storied facility.

ABOVE: Campus Directors Tory Harris and Emma Cossaboom hand out cake after the ribbon cutting ceremony (Right) for the new Ashtonbee Campus renovation. pg 10


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Apply nail polish in thin layers and give each coat time to dry before applying the next. This helps your color dry evenly and quickly.

To extend the life of your manicure, start each layer by sealing your free edges. Lightly brush nail polish across the edge and under the tip of each nail.

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Finish with a top coat to protect your nail polish against chips. Reapply every couple of days to keep your manicure looking fresh.

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The CCSAI Helps Sports Journalists

TAKE ON SPRING TRAINING By: Ashleigh Lamontagne & Geordie Carragher

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very year at the end of February, the state of than baseball. While one group followed golfers through their round at the University of South Florida’s Invitational Florida comes alive with all things baseball. Fans, sports journalists and players alike tournament, another group traveled to the IMG Academy, a descend on the Sunshine State to participate world-renowned training facility that has turned out famous athletes like tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, as well as in the annual spring training season. Maria Sharapova. This year’s pilgrimage included a At the end of each day, the students group of aspiring sports journalists from transcribed their athlete interviews, Centennial College who travelled by bus writing a story of the day and working with from Toronto to take in the action and professionals to edit those stories, with some interview professional baseball players. F or many even ending up at major outlets such as For most of the students, it was their Sportsnet.ca. first time attending baseball spring it was their Capping off a busy week was a banquet training. For many it was their first time first time designed to celebrate the week’s interviewing professional athletes, but interviewing achievements with a chance to interact with for all, it was an experience they will industry professionals. Special guests included never forget. professional Blue Jays Central host Jamie Campbell, TSN Students were split into three groups, athletes Blue Jays reporter Scott MacArthur, author with each group traveling to a different Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet magazine, and location every day. The daily visits Ashleigh Baseball Hall of Fame writer Bob Elliott. brought the journalists to the minor Lamontagne After several days living the life of sports league camps of the Toronto Blue Jays, journalists in the field, the tired yet satiated Pittsburgh Pirates, Houston Astros, Sports group boarded the bus for the long journey as well as the Baltimore Orioles major Journalism back to Canada with a greater understanding league camp. Student of the career they’d chosen, along with An addition to this year’s trip was invaluable experience under their belts. the opportunity to cover sports other

ABOVE: Ashelgih Lamontagne at the Pittsburgh Pirates camp and her supplies. The CCSAI provided financial support for the trip.

Trip Dates Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, University of South Florida Invitational (NCAA golf)

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Toronto Blue Jays, University of South Florida Invitational (NCAA golf), Pittsburgh Pirates

Toronto Blue Jays, Pittsburgh Pirates, IMG Academy

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Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, University of South Florida campus

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“Spring training really opened my eyes to the work you have to put into being a sports journalist. I did all my interviews in Spanish, something that I had never done before and up to that point I had never interviewed professional athletes. It made me confident in my interviewing skills and communication skills.” Rachella Valdez

“Things didn’t always go smoothly. I had one interview get canceled and one story that needed a re-working of the lead and conclusion. Both of those things threw me for a loop but were also the moments I will end up reflecting back on the most.” Joe Pack

“I think the best part of the experience was how it simulated real work experience. When we were down there, I think we all felt as though we were actually working the beat, actually covering a team. The days were long and the work was grueling at times, but I think we all learned a ton and gained experience that is bound to help us as we move forward with our careers.” Simon Daugulis

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3DDODGE BALL By: Nicholas Misketi

Are you looking for something out of the ordinary? A sport that stands apart from the same old soccer, basketball, baseball and hockey focus? We have found just the thing for you!

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layers literally bounce off the walls during this kind of dodge ball game. At Sky Zone, an indoor trampoline park in Toronto, the game of dodge ball has an interesting twist - trampolines. During the game, players move on a surface of trampolines and can bounce off trampoline walls that surround the dodge ball court. Sky Zone calls it 3D or ultimate dodge ball. According to Domenic Buttiglieri, Sky Zone’s Toronto general manager, visitors enjoy playing dodge ball on the trampolines because it keeps them active. “We find that when people play 3D dodge ball, it’s more of a workout than what you would get at the gym,” Buttiglieri said. The trampolines make for a more fast-paced, athletic and exciting game. Some players, like Brian Tanti, have figured out how to take advantage of the trampolines during the game. “You can go onto the walls. You can drop down on your back. It just adds a whole new aspect to the game,” Tanti said.

Many visitors even play 3D dodge ball competitively at Sky Zone. The indoor trampoline park started the Ultimate Dodge ball Championship back in 2012. Sky Zone locations throughout North America host a local qualifying tournament each summer. The winning teams of these local tournaments advance to a regional tournament and the regional tournament winners then play each other in the Ultimate Dodge ball Championship tournament. This year’s championship tournament takes place in Las Vegas and will receive national TV coverage on Fox Sports. in the US. Registration for this year’s local tournament in June has already begun. Buttiglieri says Sky Zone Toronto has had a local team play in the championship tournament in each of the last two years. Some of the more competitive players have learned new athletic moves to help their team win. Player Furkan Ahmed says more maneuvers exist in this game than just shifting from side to side. “There are so many tricks you can do when throwing the ball and dodging the ball. It’s crazy,” Ahmed said.

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Fact sheet Location: Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park 45 Esandar Dr, Unit 1A, Toronto Trampoline Activities: • 3D dodge ball • Skyrobics (fitness instruction) • Open jumping Cost: • 30 minute jump $9.00 • 1 hour jump $13.00 • 1.5 hour jump $16.50 • 2 hour jump $20.00 * Check online at www.skyzone.com/Toronto for Skyrobics and 3D dodge ball pricing. Requirements: • Buy tickets online in advance at www.skyzone.com/Toronto • Sign waiver form at the park. • Must wear Sky Socks. These can be purchased for $2. • Wear gym attire. • All ages and fitness levels can jump. Ultimate Dodge ball Championship: • Local qualifier takes place June 24 at 6:00pm. • Registration deadline is June 16. • $99 per team. Up to eight people on one roster.


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Get INape sh OUT doors By: Josh Delgado

The school year is over for many.

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lthough some of us will continue to get in shape here at the college fitness facilities, some will start their summer with a new life ahead after graduation, or go back home for the summer or look for a change to their regular routine. Switching to an outdoor workout can be a great way to boost your fitness and offer new and exciting challenges for you. Getting fit outside is a lot easier than you think! Don’t get me wrong the gym is great a great place to get

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been using all winter. Working out in a playground with monkey bars and a bit of creativity can be a great resource so long as you are not looking like a creep and doing it when there are young children around. There are plenty of benefits to outdoor workouts. They can improve your mood, lower cortisol levels, improve your cardiovascular abilities and give you a great connection with nature and your surroundings. If you want to step it up a notch there are tons of outdoor challenges available throughout the summer months like the Spartan Race, Tough Mudder, community obstacle courses and a plethora of boot camps, fundraising runs and marathons. Give variety to your workout and start an outdoor exercise routine this spring. For those who still love their fitness centre routine, the Athletic & Wellness Centre at Centennial College Progress Campus is offering a $75 summer membership to students who are not enrolled over the summer semester. Both indoor and outdoor programs will be offered for the summer semester months like outdoor CrossFit and other recreational programs.

Visit the centre for details or call 416-289-5000 ext. 3511. Want to try a workout you don’t need the gym for and can complete anywhere? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R_vPIi0FAc

fit. It offers an environment designed to help you achieve all that you wish for your health and fitness no matter what the weather. But the outdoors also offer a large variety of opportunities for you to expand your horizons, try something new and exciting and take advantage of some free Vitamin D. Remember, the outdoors are free... Going to your local park is a good place to start. There are tons of body weight and calisthenic programs available Online for you to try that require minimal to no equipment at all. Running or cycling a local route is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and a great change to the treadmill you have

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WEIGHTLIFTING WEIGHT LIFTING GOLD RUSH Dylan Wong competed in the 62kg weight class edging out Hunter Scrimshaw from Fleming College to win with a 168kg lifting total. David Yu won in the 69kg category over Connor Smyth from Laurentian University and Raffi Yousefi from Canadore College with a 191kg lifting total.

The Centennial College Weightlifting team had it’s first taste of success on April 5 at Canadore College in North Bay. In their very first Olympic Weightlifting competition two CWC lifters came away with gold medals

ABOVE: Students went to Canadore to participate in the Scholastics Weightlifting Championships. The CWC had a great experience and hopes to building on their success in the future. If you are interested in joining the CWC please contact CCSAI Fitness Services Coordinator Josh Delgado at jdelgado@centennialcollege.ca pg 17


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pring and Summer is when a lot of great events for photography happen. Buskerfest, Fan Expo and Luminato are popular favorites, but there are a ton of lesser known events.

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1: Doors Open When: May 24-25th Doors Open Toronto is probably the most well-known event in this list, but there’s always something new to discover. It pays off to do some research into the buildings a bit further from the subway lines, but first timers should stick to the downtown core.

3 Scavenger Hunt TO When: May 3rd (improvintoronto.com) The Toronto Scavenger Hunt is a unique way to experience Toronto with a group of your friends, or if you don’t have friends, you can join up with another team on the spot. Prizes are given out to the top teams, but it’s a fun little competition regardless if you win or not.

3: CHERRY BLOSSOMS AT HIGH PARK When: Keep watch! (sakurainhighpark.com) High Park is already a fantastic place for nature photography, but it really comes alive when the Cherry Blossoms finally... well... blossom. The event is getting more popular every year, so make sure to go as early in the daylight as possible to avoid a crowd.

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2: BLOOD AND SUDS TORONTO ZOMBIE CAR WASH When: August 18th Definitely the most unique experience on the list is the Blood and Suds Zombie Car Wash. Bring in your car for a simple wash, or pay a little extra for a ‘zombie attack’. Like a scene from a horror movie, a small horde of volunteer zombies covered in fake blood claw their way into your car… before they clean it of course.

4: INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACE FESTIVAL When: June 21-22nd

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Held at Centre Island, nearly 200 different teams compete in the International Dragon Boat Race Festival. But if you get tired of the racing, there’s a whole festival taking place nearby, with plenty of food and performances.


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Party Over Here The Story Arts Campus held the first ever Wii Dance Party at Centennial College. The party was organized by CCSAI Campus Director Akeem Raphael with the help of AV Coordinator Geoff Anhorn. pg 19


Looking for A Gift? Give The Gift of Relaxation With a SASS Gift Card

Centennial College Athletic & Wellness Centre, upper level 941 Progress avenue | Toronto, ON | M1G 3T8 | Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm (416).289.5000 ext. 3530 | sass @ centennialcollege.ca pg 20


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