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HARD KNOCK LIFE The joust was a popular event at the Progress Welcome Back BBQ and Frosh Fair. Check out more photos from CCSAI Frosh Events inside. PAGE 6-7

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INSIDE SAFETY FIRST With safety apps appearing at campuses around Ontario we look at how they work and if we need one. Page 15

TRANSIT TROUBLES With the Scarborough transit debate getting more confusing we take a look at how we got to this point. Page 11-13

PUMPING IRON A new club at the AWC shows you how to unleash your inner strength. Page 18-19 pg 1


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September was an exciting month for activities. Check out some of these pictures of the fun provided by the CCSAI.

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Centennial College students travel to many locations in the GCELE program, here are some photos from the trip to Ghana.

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Is this future of education online? Are MOOCs not up to what they’re promising? The Courier takes a look at what you can expect.

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Are you worried that internships might not be everything you expected? Are they just replacing entry-level jobs?

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With safety apps coming to Queen’s and MacMaster Universities is it time for Centennial College to join them?

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Basketball is back and Centennial’s hopes are high that the men’s and women’s teams can produce in the playoffs.

11 With Centennial looking towards the future, the Courier takes a look at some of the transit projects in the Big Move that could change the experience for Centennial College students throughout the city.

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As Managing Editor of the Courier, I am thrilled to welcome you to the October Issue. This Issue will focus on the future with stories looking at oncampus technology, the future of education, how internships work and where they will go in the future, as well as the future of transit at Centennial College. We are very excited to share photos from CCSAI events and some fun additions as well. Don’t forget we are always looking for interesting stories, photos and content form around the College, so feel free to let us know if you have any ideas or would like to contribute.

Geoffrey Mosher Communications CCSAI 416-289-5000 Ext. 8713 gmosher@centennialcollege.ca


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OCTOBER ... at a glance OCT

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Tony Lee XXX Hypnotist Tony Lee is back to amaze and excite you! Main Events Hall, Student Centre @ Progress

2 Minute Film Fest All applications must be submitted before Oct. 25 11:30am - 1:30pm

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Lil Rick, Red Room Progress Student Centre Main Events Hall Doors open @ 9 PM

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CENTENNIAL SOCCER Men’s Soccer (Oct. 5): AWC Progress Field Vs. Fleming 3:00pm

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End of Blue Cross Health Plan Blackout Period

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REMEMBER - AT CENTENNIAL, THE EVENTS ARE BIGGER!

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Ask us about the new AWC!

Street Ball Kings Progress Campus AWC Starting at 1pm

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Women’s Soccer (Oct. 5):

Sports Season

Henna Day

AWC Progress Field Vs. Fleming 1:00pm

Start of Men’s Basketball & Men’s / Women’s Soccer. Basketball schedule for home games on page 20

@ the Morningside Campus

Men’s Playoffs

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Thanksgiving No classes

Algonquin College, Ottawa Oct. 25-26

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Women’s Playoff Sheridan College Oakville

CCSAI Annual General Meeting The meeting will be held in the student centre boardroom at Progress campus at 7:00 pm sharp. All students are encouraged to attend.

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SOURCE: www.ufcw.ca/ By the numbers: Student debt in Canada

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TUITION Between 1990 and 2010, average tuition fees for post-secondary education in Canada increased four-fold from:

More than 60 % of current post-secondary students will graduate with student debt.

$5,139

$1,271

$40,000

Average undergraduate tuition per year in Canada is:

$5,366

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DEBT By the end of September 2010, student debt exceeded nearly:

$20,000 A recent poll showed that:

$15 billion

58% of post-secondary students who borrow to pay for their education expect to graduate with nearly $20,000 in debt while 21 % expect to owe more than $40,000.

and growing - higher than the debt of some provinces.

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The Canadian Federation of Students estimates that average student debt is almost:

$28,000

PEI & Newfoundland, Interest Free Student Loans

According to the Canada Student Loan Program, most students take 10 years to pay o their loans.

$5,000 being the average yearly provincial loan.

The total cost of a post-secondary education - including tuition, school supplies, housing, and other expenses - is roughly $14,500 a year, or close to $60,000 for a four-year program. (Statistics Canada)

$20,000 being the average 4 years provincial loan.

= $1,000

$1,000 being the average savings for a year.

DEBT BY PROVINCE

Newfoundland and Labrador: $35,703

Manitoba: $21,564 Saskatchewan: $31,061

Ontario: $26,480

Alberta: $25,698

HIGHEST average debt

Quebec: $15,195 LOWEST average debt New Brunswick: $34,413

British Columbia: $29,497

Nova Scotia: $35,642

Graphic courtesy// CĂŠsar Augusto Ojeda

SOURCE: http://www.ufcw.ca/ By the numbers: Student debt in Canada

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Photo courtesy// Nolan White

CCC hosted their 2nd annual BeerFest and BBQ in the Courtyard on Sept. 19th.

Maestro came to speak to students at CCC to share the lessons from his new book Stick To Your Vision. Maestro explained perseverance and hard work are requirements for anyone hoping for a creative career.

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events

As we get into the swing of the Fall Semester the events just seem to fly by. Here’s a look back at a few of the exciting things going on in September. From Welcome Back BBQ’s and BeerFest to Maestro at CCC there was lots to choose from.

Maestro F resh-Wes

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Iron Man was everywhere this fall to watch over and entertain the many students of Centennial College.

Karaoke wasn’t for the feint of heart this year. With costumes and props included at all campuses the performances became full productions. Special thanks to EdwinAllen Productions for providing the music, the props and the good times. Photo courtesy// Nolan White

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CCSAI Board Members Edisha Gumbs and Adaku Nwoke handout orientation kits at the Progress Campus Welcome Back BBQ and Frosh Fair. Photo courtesy// Geoffrey Mosher

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Hometown: Eastern Part of Nigeria in West Africa Program: Corporate Communications and Public Relations Inspired By: My mum. She is the strongest person I have ever met, an

inspiration to her children and to everyone around her. She is my rock. l Trivia: Everything about me is interesting, so stick around and you will find out. l Office Hours: Monday, 12:30 pm to 2:30pm; Tuesday, 10:30 am to 2:00 pm; Wednesday, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm; Thursday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm; Friday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm l Contact: anwoke@centennialcollege.ca or 416-289-5000 ext. 4067

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ANWOKE@CENTENNIALCOLLEGE.CA 416-289-5000 EXT. 4067

“CAN I HELP YOU WITH: Events on campus, club nights and nooners, holding an event, CCSAI promotions”

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From: Born and raised in Scarborough Program: Graduate of the Law Clerk program at Centennial College

unfairly, navigating processes”

and currently enrolled in the Paralegal program l Inspired By: A phenomenal woman, my mother! l Office Hours: Monday 10:30am to 12:30pm & 2:30pm to 4:30pm; Tuesday 8:30am to 11:30pm & 2:30pm to 4:30pm; Wednesday 10:30am to 1:30pm; Thursday 8:30am to 11:30am l Contact: jhosannah-grant@centennialcollege.ca or 416-289-5000 ext. 4015 pg 8

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1 2 1: Kevin Van Dyk (ECE student) teaches some dance moves to the nursery students 2: The group with the nursery students and staff in Wa, Ghana

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3: Home of Bob Marley’s wife, Rita Marley

Global Citizens Centennial’s Global Citizenship and Equity Learning Experiences (GCELE) offer students the opportunity to create positive social changes worldwide. Lauren LiBetti (right), journalism student, and Yana Avdyeyeva, International Mobility Advisor, were two of the individuals on Centennial’s Early Childhood Education GCELE trip to Ghana.

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MOOCS: What Are They and What Will They Mean? Massive Open Online Classes are proclaimed as the way of the future for education. Are they actually effective and how will this change post-secondary education?

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ight now you can sign up for a course on nearly any topic, taught by international experts online. Massive Open Online Courses - MOOCs - are the buzz topic in higher education circles at the moment. They have stirred up a lively debate in the press between some educators who see the MOOC as just another fad and techies who see this as a democratizing learning tool to topple physical education institutions. Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Brad Duguid is on-board “if it’s implemented well, it could be a real game-changer in terms of improving educational experience and results.” The potential for MOOCs to enable access for individuals away from campuses has been widely acknowledged, as have their potential for professional development and retraining. Still, drawbacks in terms of student experience remain: ma-

jor MOOC provider Coursera has had completion rates as low as 10% despite six figure enrollment numbers. Here at Centennial College, Dean of Organizational Learning and Academic Development Zafar Syed believes that the most effective part of a good MOOC is that an instructor can “bring in another voice, someone who has particular perspective or expertise that you want to introduce to your students. Doesn’t matter if they’re at the same institution or across the world.” Syed is still skeptical about MOOCs and their inability to match “the human element” in the learning process. He says that Centennial will take a “systemic” approach to how to best use MOOCs at the college. Don’t start the revolution just yet, but the MOOC may play a role in reformulating the way we devise educational platforms in coming years.

I ’m quite sure that our future in Ontario will be one where online learning is part of most curriculum. Brad Duguid Ontario Minister of Training

QUICK HITS A 2012 New York Times headline called 2012 “The Year of the MOOC” l

2004: Alberta’s Athabasca University has an online only MBA program ranked 75th in the world by the Financial Times. The only online program on the list. l

Coursera’s new “verified certificate” program has their revenues over a million dollars for the first time. They’re also advertising a 70% completion rate for certificate students. l

“There’s discussion on how we can offer a MOOC or two to promote some of the things that are happening here or as a gateway into the kinds of programs that are offered at the college.” - Dean of Organizational Learning and Academic Development at Centennial College Zafar Syed l

Get into groups of 4, and make a 2-MINUTE, HALLOWEENTHEMED MOVIE! UPLOAD TO YOUTUBE AND SEND LINK TO WWW.CCSAI.CA/2MINUTEFILMFEST PRIZES INCLUDE: WONDERLAND HALLOWEEN PASSES, GIFT CARDS, MOVIE PASSES, & A MYSTERY GRAND PRIZE! OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS DEADLINE: OCTOBER 25 FOR MORE INFO CCSAI.CA/EVENTS pg 10

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After years of neglect, Scarborough’s rapid transit network has been getting more attention than ever. Does this mean transit solutions now?

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NEVER ENDING STORY! By: Geoffrey Mosher

HOW TORONTOʼS TRANSIT MESS UNFOLDED:

2007

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JUNE:

The TTC unveils a $2.4 billion plan for a web of light rail extending 60 to 80 kilometres.

Ontario government pledges $6 billion to the Transit City light rail strategy.

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NOVEMBER: City of Toronto, Metrolinx and TTC sign a binding memorandum of Agreement, adopted by city council Sept. 30, 2009.

2009

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MAY: Metrolinx introduces “Five over 10” that takes about 23 kilometres out of the original plan and extends the timeline on Eglinton, Finch, Sheppard and the SRT to 2020.

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Sheppard East Light Rapid Transit (LRT)

Eglinton Crosstown Light Rapid Transit (LRT)

13 kilometres of light rail transit along Sheppard Avenue from Don Mills subway station to east of Morningside Avenue. The line will operate in a dedicated lane in the centre of the street. It will help connect Morningside Campus to rapid transit. l Rapid Transit Connections: Sheppard subway line, and the new Scarborough RT l Total capital costs: $1 billion ($2010). l Projected Ridership: 3,000 people per hour in the peak direction by 2031 l The Sheppard East LRT is fully funded and approved l Construction is expected to begin in 2017 and be complete by 2021

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19 kilometres of new light rail transit along Eglinton Avenue from Jane Street/Black Creek Drive to Kennedy subway station, with approximately 10 kilometres underground; 26 proposed stations & stops. It will help connect Ashtonbee Campus to rapid transit. l Rapid Transit Connections: TTC Subway at Eglinton West Station and Eglinton Station to Yonge-University-Spadina lines, and Kennedy Station to the Bloor-Danforth line and Scarborough RT. l Total capital costs: $4.9 billion ($2010). Part of the $8.4 billion funding commitment from the Province of Ontario. l Projected Ridership: 5,400 people per hour in the peak direction by 2031. l The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is currently under construction, and is expected to be complete by 2020.

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Scarborough Rapid Transit (SRT) Upgrade and Extension The new Scarborough RT will run from Kennedy Station to McCowan Avenue and will be extended from its current terminus at McCowan north-eastward along Progress Avenue to Centennial College Progress Campus and connect to the planned Sheppard East LRT line. l The upgrade will involve conversion to LRT technology, with the same light rail vehicles used on the Eglinton Crosstown, the Sheppard East and Finch West LRTs. l Length: 10 kilometres, including the extension l Rapid Transit Connections: Bloor-Danforth subway line, Eglinton Crosstown LRT, and new Sheppard East LRT line l Total capital costs: $1.8 billion ($2010) l Part of the $8.4 billion funding commitment from the Province of Ontario l Projected Ridership: 10,000 people per hour in the peak direction by 2031 l Construction was to begin in 2014 and be completed by 2020 l

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Metrolinx announces it has provincial approval to spend $770 million on low-floor light rail vehicles from Bombardier.

Candidate Rob Ford announces a campaign platform that includes a 12-km, 10-station extension for $4 billion. It also includes SRT into Bloor subway for $1 billion.

DECEMBER: Newley elected Mayor Rob Ford declares Transit City dead.

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SCARBOROUGH SUBWAY DEBACLE. AY DEBACLE. Sheppard Ave

Sheppard Ave

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Centennial College welcomes investment in ust when you thought the transit question Scarborough’s public transit in any form Toljagic said. in Scarborough had been solved, Federal Since many students, especially international students are Finance Minister Jim Flaherty and Ontario so dependent on transit any funding that would improve Minister of Transportation Glen Murray’s access and efficiency would be an improvement. dueling announcements have left more “We still stick by our original questions than ever. From Minister preference and that is to go with the Murray’s confusing claim that a majority LRT proposal which Metrolinx put of Centennial’s students forward quite a while ago. It gives us 7 STC travel to the W e still stick college from east of the city to Flaherty’s stations north of Kennedy to Sheppard by our original including a station of our very own promise of $660 million for a project that hasn’t been studied and has no other that would be on Progress Ave. right at preference funding;Lawrence Scarborough is left wonderingN the entrance of the Progress Campus,” Ave and that is to what will get built --if anything-- and if Toljagic said. it will happen in our lifetimes. “That’s far and away the best option go with the SUBWAY Centennial College’s Communications for our students and faculty who do Province $1.48 B LRT proposal Kennedy St. Officer Mark Toljagic admits the College use transit. Just because it means which was confused by Murray’s claim. having the ability to disembark and “We looked at our Fall 2013 cohort get on the system within a few Metrolinx put and asked based on postal code where minutes walk of the front door.” forward... our full time students are coming from. Even if the two stop subway does If you add up the communities east of get built it may not serve Centennial Mark Toljagic Toronto we have Ajax at 3%, Oshawa at College students much better than 1%, Pickering at 3%, Whitby at 1%, if you the existing SRT. Centennial add that up, that’s only 8%.” Toljagic said. “As (Minister Murray) has pointed Communications “Even if you took all the little locales out it will be a continuation of the Officer in Durham that aren’t identified as subway so the same train that you got municipalities, we are estimating on at Bathurst or High Park is going about 12% of our students come from to deposit you at the Scarborough East of Toronto.” Town Centre. So that does save you the inconvenience of The statistics show that almost 40% of Centennial getting off at Kennedy and walking up stairs to get the students come from Scarborough and 24% come from different mode of transportation, but they’re leaving you the Old City of Toronto with more coming from places at STC, you still have the terrible inconvenience of lining like Woodbridge, Mississauga and Brampton. up for a bus to get out to Progress.”

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he proposed subway also replaces a proposed Light Rail Transit or LRT line with seven stops extending to the Sheppard Avenue Subway. Which of these two proposals do you think is more appropriate? Poll taken: September 21-22, 2013 Sample size: 1082 Margin of Error: +/-3%, 19 times out of 20 Methodology: Interactive voice response telephone survey Conducted by: Forum Research

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Don’t know 8% (4%)

19% (26%) 21% (17%)

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Two-stop, above-ground subway to Scarborough Town Centre

52% (53%)

Scarborough response in (brackets)

Seven-stop LRT to Sheppard Avenue Subway

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e all just want a job after graduation and a lot of us will do anything to get one, including working without pay. Entry-level positions are increasingly being replaced by unpaid internships. However, there are legal restrictions surrounding unpaid internships about which many students, interns and employers are not aware.

Andrew Langille is a Toronto-based lawyer He points out that there is a test contained in the Employment Standards Act of Ontario that employers have to follow in order to offer an unpaid internship. However, few employers meet these criteria. “It’s very difficult to meet, almost impossible.” Langille said. The internships that are legal are ones that are directly related to your studies, the ones you get credit for. Other than that, they must meet the criteria under the Employment Standards Act. The laws are there, but according to Langille they aren’t being enforced and as a result, interns are being exploited and employers are profiting. “The government of Ontario really needs to take a hard look at the rise of unpaid internships in the labour market.” Langille said. “They need to start engaging in proactive enforcement of the Employment Standards Act.”

Langille explains that many are being left with no other option. “They are being prevented from being able to access careers…getting pushed into low pay, no benefit, no future, service, hospitality or retail careers”

Andrew Cash MP for Davenport has similar views “There’s some real abuse going on and we need to address that.” Cash said. He adds that although laws about unpaid internships exist, the provinces don’t have the same rules and the federal government’s rules are hazy. Young people are increasingly getting more aware of the problem and are starting to speak up but that´s not enough. “We should not have to force young people to seek counsel in order to get paid for a job that’s clearly a job and not an internship” Cash said. He adds that the government needs to enforce the existing rules as well as clarify them. His ‘Urban Worker Bill’ calls on the government to be stricter on companies that use unpaid interns.

Alexandra Kimball is a Toronto-based freelance writer She has written about issues surrounding unpaid

internships and has personal experiences of feeling locked out of her profession, because she couldn’t afford to work for no pay. According to her some professions are excluding a huge amount of prospective employees because of the popularity of the unpaid internship. “The more the unpaid internship becomes the norm, the more that it replaces the entry-level job.” Kimball said. She added that there is a fear among young workers and recent graduates surrounding internships that add to the problem. “We’re told to do anything for the job…that creates an attitude that you’re not allowed to complain, “ said Kimball. The consequences are that people are not speaking up when they are being exploited. Although it may seem that interns have a personal choice and they can simply say no to internships and look harder for a paid job, they wouldn’t get very far or in their profession. “If there are no jobs in your field and you are being told the only way that you can get one is to do an internship, I don’t really see that as much of a choice.” Kimball said. The extreme outcome of this situation is that young workers are being pushed out of their professions. The issue is deep-rooted and multi-layered but with student and intern awareness and a more open debate hopefully the unpaid internship will soon be a thing of the past and young workers won’t have to work for free.

THE SIX CRITERIA Source: www.labour.gov.on.ca/english/es/pubs/internships.php

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The training is similar to that given in a vocational school.

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The training is for the benefit of the intern. You receive some benefit from the training, such as new knowledge or skills.

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The employer derives little, if any, benefit from the activity of the intern while he or she is being trained.

Your training doesn’t take someone else’s job.

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Your employer isn’t promising you a job at the end of your training.

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Student Safety Apps Reach Universities With students increasingly connected to their phones at all times, is a campus safety app the future of campus safety and security? What is Centennial College doing to keep you safe? By: Lauren LiBetti

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any Ontario Centennial also has security universities personnel, outdoor emergency have rolled phone stations and a WalkSafe out mobile safety apps, program at each of the camWe conduct prompting Centennial stupuses. Nicolette Mendoza and lock-down dents to reflect on their own SeYoung Park are students at wdrills, fire on-campus safety. Centennial’s smallest campus, McMaster’s safety app, The Centre for Creative Commualarm testing MUUST, includes: one-touch nications. and mock dialing to campus security “I think for the bigger camand cab companies, current puses, the app would be useful. emergency public transit schedules and Here, I think campus security disaster campus lock-down procecan take care of it,” Mendoza scenarios to dures. said. SeQure, Queen’s Universi“If someone called for help, prepare for ty’s safety app, even includes we’d all be able to hear it.” emergency a flashlight and allows you to Park agrees a safety app would report suspicious activity or be better suited for Centennial’s situations. send your location to somelarger campuses, but points out Prafula Prabhu that it’s not a perfect solution. one if you are feeling unsafe. Centennial does not have “Some of Centennial’s ScarDirector of borough campuses don’t even its own mobile safety app Marketing & have cell service in the baseyet. However, Prafulla PraCommunication bhu, Director of Marketing ment. A safety app wouldn’t be and Digital Communications very useful in those situations,” at the college, says there are Park said. plenty of ways students are Prabhu says safety updates kept safe. are communicated through the Centennial web“We conduct lock-down drills, fire alarm testing site, myCentennial, e-mail blasts, text message and mock emergency disaster scenarios to pre- alerts and social media platforms. pare for emergency situations, some of which are While we do not have a safety app yet, Prabhu taking place this month to help orient students says Centennial is continuing to explore new who are new to Centennial,” Prabhu said. technologies to keep students and staff safe.

SAFETY AT CENTENNIAL COLLEGE WalkSafe program allows students to walk with a security officer to their car or campus bus stop. l

STOP Bullying Now campaign is designed to prevent bullying. l

Women’s Safety Awareness website and campaign is meant to build awareness on women’s safety across all campuses. l

Silence isn’t Consent is a campaign developed by campus security services to build awareness around sexual violence. l

Students can find out about safety updates through Centennial’s website, e-mail, myCentennial, text message and social media. l

MORE INFORMATION, VISIT: www.centennialcollege.ca/AboutUs/Safety/ SafetyandSecurity pg 15

BELOW: is an image of Queen’s University’s safety app. With features like WalkSafe programs, anti-bullying strategies, security alerts and one touch dialing to try to keep students safe.

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Dropby the AWC October 30th to cheer on the Colts. Special homecoming events featuring prizes, snacks, challenges and much more.

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he Centennial Colts men’s basketball team ended the 2012-13 season at 15-5. This record qualified them for the post season where they eventually fell short to George Brown. Despite the loss, the Colts finished fourth overall in the East Division. The team heated up quickly to start the season, winning nine of their first 10 games. Tristan Stern (15.6 PPG) and Jameel Williamson (14.4 PPG) led the team in scoring. The team was also fourth in steals and shot over 50 percent from three-point range. The men’s team should continue to have a strong squad and will look to shake of the playoff curse that has dogged them the last few years. By not giving in until the very end, the women’s basketball team made a strong push for this past season’s 2013 OCAA

playoffs. They came just short of qualifying yet proved to be a tough contender in their division by finishing fifth overall with a 9-9 record. The lady Colts came out the gate struggling by starting the season 2-4 with one of those two wins coming from a forfeit against George Brown. Strong efforts led to winning five of their next six games which put them back in contention for the playoffs. They ended the season first in rebounding. Guard Tamara James-Francis made the All-Rookie team in their division, leading the Colts in scoring with 11.9 points per game (19th in Ontario). Both teams are looking for more success this year as they open their 2013-14 seasons on October 22 and play their first home games on October 30 against Seneca.

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Take it to the Limit Do You Have What it Takes? The Athletics and Wellness Centre and CCSAI Welcome a New Olympic Weightlifting Club to Progress Campus. By: Joshua Delgado

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Olympic Weightlifting is a sport in which one athlete or “lifter” attempts a maximum lift of a loaded barbell from the ground to a lockout position above the head. The lifts require explosive power and are completed with speed and greater than normal flexibility. Although a sport in itself, Olympic weightlifting movements are also used in training programs for other sports.

Men and women have been involved in various competitions for strength dating back to ancient civilizations of Greece, China and Egypt. In 1891 the first international weightlifting competition took place and the winner was decided on simply who could lift the most weight. There were no weight classes and no female participants at the time. From 1896 to 1920 weightlifting had come and gone from the Olympics and had been modified many times to include different exercises including single and double handed movements and various overhead press variations. It has since been refined to include both male and female categories, separate weight classes and only two exercises.

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#2 The Clean & Jerk The Clean and Jerk is an exercise that involves two explosive movements that are combined into one exercise. The ‘clean’ portion of the exercise is when the barbell is lifted from the ground to the shoulders into a ‘racked’ position. The jerk portion of the exercise is when the barbell is lifted overhead from the racked position until the arms are completely extended overhead.

#1 The Snatch The Snatch is an exercise where the barbell is vertically accelerated from the ground to an overhead, locked arm position in one single movement. The barbell is pulled as high as possible followed by a quick drop into an overhead squatting position. Once the athlete stands up from this position the exercise is complete.

OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING @ CENTENNIAL Our Olympic Weightlifting Club is an active program within the AWC at Progress Campus. They train multiple times per week and include athletes of all levels from beginners to competitive. If you would like to learn more or give the program a try please visit the AWC or contact: 416-289-5000 ext. 2184 for more information. Graphics courtesy// Chase Wastesicoo​t

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Here you can see examples of the two main exercises involved in Olympic Weightlifting. These are the steps to complete both the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. These exercises are something that you must learn and work your way up to. Novices cannot simply dive into such strenuous and difficult techniques.

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Facts about Olympic Weightliftin g There are 8 male weight classes (lowest being 56kg and the highest being 105kg+) and 7 female weight classes (lowest being 48kg and the highest being 75kg+) l The current world record for the Snatch is 214kg (470.8 lbs) and 263kg for the Clean & Jerk (578.6 lbs) l Men use barbells weighing 20kg (45lbs) and women use barbells weighing 15kg (35lbs) l

Training for Olympic Weightlifting Training for Olympic Weightlifting is more than just performing the two exercises. To perform them well a coach may break them down in to simpler movements for the athlete and train them in progressive patterns. The workouts for beginners are normally shorter than typical weight training because of the high intensity of the workouts from the greater loads. Because of the complexity of the movements an athlete may become mentally fatigued before fatiguing physically.

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Equipment

Olympic Weightlifters use 7 foot, steel barbells with rotating sleeves and weighted rubber plates (commonly known as bumper plates). Unlike weighted plates you would see in most gyms, these bumper plates are designed to be dropped and typically cause less damage to platform and are quieter. Not quiet, quieter. Olympic Weightlifters wear weightlifting shoes. The shoes are designed for maximal stability in the back with flexibility near the toes and have elevated heels. The purpose of the raised heels is to help maintain and upright torso while catching the bar during the descending phase of a squat.


Annual General Meeting Annoucement Wednesday, October 23, 2013. Student Centre Boardroom at Progress 7:00 pm All students welcome (you have a vote!) ccsai.ca for more info

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Horoscope Aquarius: Jan 21-Feb 19

The CCSAI welcomed students to Progress Campus for a BBQ and Frosh Fair on Sept. 12. Events included rock climbing, music from DJ MVP, sports activities and a number of vendors.

You’ve never felt so in sync with someone you’ve dated before and it’s time to consider taking things to the next level. You don’t need to rush off and get married, but consider moving in together.

Pisces: Feb 20-Mar 20 You spend too much time in the virtual world. Put down your phone and turn off the TV, there’s a whole world waiting for you.

Aries: Mar 21-Apr 19 Your significant other may be getting in the way of your professional goals. Make sure they are aware that you hope to do bigger and better things in the next few years.

Taurus: Apr 20-May 20 You’re itching to travel and it’s making the real world difficult to live in. Find a way to incorporate the thrill of travel into your day-to-day life.

Gemini: May 21-Jun 21 You’re struggling to find a balance between family life and life with your significant other. New relationships may be exciting, but don’t lose sight of those who have cared for you all along.

Cancer: Jun 22-Jul 23 You’ve fallen out of touch with many of your old friends. Spend this month trying to rebuild those broken bridges.

Leo: Jul 24-Aug 23 This is your month to shine, but you need to take advantage of the opportunities presented. Try saying “yes” as much as possible.

Virgo: Aug 24-Sept 22 Life has been throwing some pretty serious curve-balls at you recently and it’s getting hard to stay positive. Keep your head up for a little longer; things will turn around.

Libra: Sept 23-Oct 22 You’re slowly realizing that you are unhappy in your profession. Start making moves towards a new job you admire.

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Scorpio: Oct 23-Nov 22 The loss of a loved one is still upsetting you. Although things seem dark now, there will be sunshine in the near future.

Sagittarius: Nov 23-Dec 20 You have finally found the perfect balance between school and your social life. Keep up the good work and don’t let your grades, or your friends, fall behind.

Capricorn: Dec 21-Jan 20 You seem to think that you have to keep your friends separate from your significant other. Instead, try to date someone who can be both your friend and lover. pg 21


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our main elements make up the mechanical parts of a photo: aperture, shutter time, and sensitivity. Likewise, three main elements make up the artistic parts of a photo: composition, lighting, and subject. For this article I’ll be discussing basic forms of composition, specifically the Rule of Thirds and the principle of Filling the Frame.

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THE RULE OF THIRDS The bread-and-butter rule for composition is the rule of thirds. It’s often the first rule that is taught to new photographers because of its versatility. It is applicable to just about every form of photography, for novices and experts alike. To apply the rule, you must trisect the photo horizontally and vertically into nine sections, and use the resulting lines, and points of intersection, for composition. Typically you will want your subject to fall on one of these lines or points, however for landscapes you can simply have the horizon fall on one of the lines, whichever one suits the photo best.

Portraits are often from the chest and up, but don’t be afraid to get in really close, especially if you have a good subject for it.

2: The subject itself takes up very little ‘real estate’, but the background adds to the feeling of isolation in the frame.

3: Very simple composition, the placement of the subject and the smoke cause a pleasing asymmetry.

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4 4: Note that the horizon line is falling exactly on the bottom third line, while the sun is on the bottom left intersection.

Filling the Frame is as simple as it sounds. You can either zoom in or walk closer to your subject, so that they are more prominent in the photo, more than they would be if they were farther away. Doing this also has the secondary effect of shrinking the less important areas of the picture, often referred to as Negative Space. Conversely though, Negative Space can also be used to cause a sense of isolation, and it’s also important for minimalist pictures. It’s up to you to experiment and decide which principle is better suited for your purpose. The beautiful thing about the Rule of Thirds and Filling the Frame is that they can easily be applied in post to photos you’ve taken ages ago. Experiment with old photos and see if applying these principles can improve them!

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I Am Iron Man! If you attended any of the CCSAI Frosh Month events you probably saw Iron Man there. Iron Man is seen here standing guard over the CCC BBQ and BeerFest held on Sept. 19. pg 23


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