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Artists tell students whether or not they need college

STORY BY CHANELLE FAGON-TURNER Do artists really need art school? This Saturday is Portfolio Review Day at Sheridan’s Trafalgar campus and many aspiring artists are getting their portfolios ready for criticism. Some artists can be self-taught and rely on their motivation and skills to achieve success, while others pursued post-secondary programs taught by trained professionals. […]

E-learning gets more accessible for Ontario college students

STORY BY CHANELLE FAGON-TURNER Ontario’s colleges and universities – using a new web portal – have banded together to bring 13,000 online courses to students. eCampus Ontario, a non-profit collaborative centre, created the website to give post-secondary students more opportunities to access education online. Ontario plans to invest $72 million over five years to support […]

Magazine founders create a synergy between local artists and fans

Story by Chanelle Fagon-Turner Most students can’t say they’ve started a magazine, but two young Oakville artists are doing just that for local and underground artists and students. Travis Stedmond, a 21-year-old third-year Sheridan Visual and Creative Arts student, and Kelly Crozier, 19, and Stedmond’s roommate, have created an Oakville-based monthly art magazine called Synergy. The print magazine […]

LGBTs still waiting for a “positive space” room

LGBTs still waiting for a “positive space” room

STORY BY CHANELLE FAGON-TURNER Two years after first requesting a “safe-space” room for LGBTQ students, Sheridan students are still waiting. A petition has started to implement a designated “positive space” room that would provide an inclusive, supportive club atmosphere and education for the school’s LGBT community and allies. The petition, called Implement a Positive Space […]