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Budget is key for international students

Budget is key for international students

BY RENATA KHUZINA The beginning of a new school year causes stress and excitement for everyone, but some international students face challenges that local students will never know. Madina Asrorova, 19, emigrated from Russia last year, and is currently studying Business Administration Marketing at HMC Campus. International students can put themselves in a precarious situation […]

Multi-level marketing: Gold mine or scam?

Multi-level marketing: Gold mine or scam?

BY JUSTINE POLANIC In the digital age, students are finding more ways to make extra money, and multi-level marketing is becoming a popular option. Multi-level marketing is a sales strategy that involves consultants not only making money off of a product they sell, but also the consultants the recruit. Examples are Avon, Mary K and […]

Thinking spring at Oakville Greenhouse

Thinking spring at Oakville Greenhouse

BY RACHEL LEE-THOMAS AND JANA GREGORIO Like an oasis in a cold concrete tundra, the Oakville Municipal Greenhouse is a great escape. Stepping through the glass doors, you immediately feel the warm, tropical air. The gentle sound of a waterfall trickles in the background, and you’re surrounded by tall, lush green trees and exotic, colourful plants […]

Oakville Transit introduces bus-tracking app

Oakville Transit introduces bus-tracking app

BY JESSICA ROVEDA Gone are the days of wondering when the bus will arrive thanks to a new smartphone app from Oakville Transit. Real-time bus tracking is a unique, GPS data-based feature of the Oakville Transit app, which tells users an estimated arrival time for their location and bus route. Using location services on their […]

Lawyer warns of systemic racism fuelling the security state

Lawyer warns of systemic racism fuelling the security state

BY JAKE HRIBLJAN While some Canadians may find the niqab an infringement on Canadian culture, legal scholar and activist Azeezah Kanji sees the recent election debate as one of the latest examples of a deeply entrenched system of institutionalized racism. Two weeks ago, University of Toronto’s Hart House hosted its annual Hancock Lecture, given by […]

Neighbourhoods in transition: Pushing the envelope

Neighbourhoods in transition: Pushing the envelope

BY NATALIA CAMARENA On Jan. 26, Linda Morgan returned to another committee of adjustment meeting, along with 10 of her neighbours in an attempt to prevent another variance from being approved. In the last few years many neighbourhoods in the Town of Oakville have been undergoing transition. Older houses have been taken down, and million […]

Conference tackles the spectre of environmental refugees

Conference tackles the spectre of environmental refugees

BY JAKE HRIBLJAN What happens to a nation if it’s submerged under water? What happens if 50 million, or maybe 1 billion, people begin to migrate because of environmental devastation? How would the world respond to a climate crisis that affects the entire planet? These were just a few questions experts and researchers sought to […]

Provincial budget talks met with protest in Hamilton

Provincial budget talks met with protest in Hamilton

BY JAKE HRIBLJAN While government bureaucrats recessed in the warm east ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel downtown Hamilton, union workers, labour activists and other protestors raged outside in the freezing cold against the Ontario government’s new austerity measures. Last Monday, officials from the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs hosted a public hearing so […]

Oakville residents creating mural for Canada’s 150th birthday

Oakville residents creating mural for Canada’s 150th birthday

BY JASMINE ANTHONY Oakville residents have the chance to be a part of a nationwide art project to celebrate Canada’s upcoming 150th birthday. The Canada 150 Mural Mosaic project is a collaboration of artwork from 150 communities across the country. Each will produce a separate train car themed mosaic that represents their community, which is […]

Finding calm in a pink salt cave

Finding calm in a pink salt cave

STORY BY NICOLE CALHAU Walking into the pink, dimly lit salt cave you feel as if you’re experiencing a tropical retreat away from the outside world. The relaxing atmosphere from the waterfall and reclining wooden chairs makes it comfortable enough for anyone to fall asleep as the soothing sounds of a rainforest play throughout the […]

Oakville told to learn to live with coyotes

Oakville told to learn to live with coyotes

BY COLE WATSON Oakville residents received a howling message from city staff during a Town meeting at St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School that they will have to continue co-existing with wild coyotes. The Jan. 20 meeting had been called because citizens are afraid that the population of coyotes is rising from frequent sightings and that the animals […]

Exploration into the unknown brings travellers to Death Cafe

Exploration into the unknown brings travellers to Death Cafe

BY JAKE HRIBLJAN It was the first time Debbie had left her house since the ‘90s. As someone who suffers from agoraphobia, a fear of crowded spaces, overcoming her fear to attend the Death Café meant more than most could ever understand. Debbie was not the only existential traveller to come to discuss the philosophies […]

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