Wednesday, 06 May 2015, 5:30 pm

You Got Served! A college student’s dream

Students in Canada’s first teaching brewery raised a glass to the end of the academic year and asked everybody over for a drink.
Brothers Brewery Company serves fresh pale ale to thirsty college students at the 2015 Craft Beer Festival. Photo by Eun Jo The Project Brew 2015 Craft Beer Festival was held Saturday at the College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake campus and showcased beers made by students and local craft brewers. In addition to featuring local craft breweries – including Niagara Oast House Brewers, Brimstone Brewing Company, Silversmith Brewing Company, Brothers Brewing Co., Garden Brewers and the Niagara College Teaching Brewery – the outdoor festival shone a spotlight on 22 unique student beers from the college’s Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Class of 2015.
“The event is a wonderful opportunity for visitors to get a taste of the local craft brew scene as well as brews specially created by our students who are about to enter the growing industry,” said Craig Youdale, dean of the college’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute.
 “Our graduating students not only...

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A survival guide for parents and children who try to balance school and busy schedules

By JILLIAN EMERSON
Staff Writer
Girls, ranging from ages 13 to 16, are on the bar practising in their ballet theory class in Burlington, getting ready for their April 5 dance competition in Brantford. Photo by Jillian EmersonParents are always looking for new ways to help their kids live their lives to the fullest. Sue Dhillon, a dance mom, hockey mom and middle school teacher, feels that her kids “have to love the sport. If they don’t love it, I don’t want to waste my time or money driving them to and from practice and competitions. But as long as they want to do the sport, my husband and I give them our full support.”
The homework load and the complicated schedule help teach kids time management, self-esteem and communication. Although these skills are taught in school they are enforced in life by making children more responsible for getting their homework done, even if they are at the dance studio until late at night.
But a busy, rewarding life for children has to be balanced against the academic demands of school and...

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Heal yourself through meditation

By ANDREA CROSBY
Staff Writer
Meditation is an important part in healing from the inside out, allowing one to calm their mind and let go of things that serve them no purpose.                                 PHOTO BY ANDREA CROSBYLearning to combat emotional and mental issues and trauma can be difficult. The process itself can present conflicts. 
There is a war in the mind; the battle for clarity and focus, the struggle to avoid dealing with and letting go of an issue, and hope that one day the issue disappears. Sometimes, alternative measures need to be considered. 
Meditation is a great way to not only deal with disturbances that one might face in every day life, but also learn how to experience those disturbances fully in order to let them go. 
Tony Murdock, or Vishnu Das (his given spiritual name), well-known meditation teacher, says, “In a way, all meditation is healing: it helps us to heal physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.” 
“All our energy systems are tied together, and when we start to quiet down and harmonize all the fluctuations and disturbances with our meditations, we will connect to the...

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Even free health care comes at a price

By RAZA MALIK
Staff Writer
One of the best things about being Canadian is the “free” health care. It’s one of the things we take pride in and hold dear to our hearts. We don’t have to pay thousands of dollars like our American counterparts do when they see their doctor. But because our health care is universal and subsidized by taxpayers, does it mean we have to simply accept the quality of health care?
“Due to shortages of doctors and nurses in Canada, the waiting period for a patient in the emergency room takes more than just to get checked in by triage and by a nurse,” Thushiyanthy Sriharan, family doctor in Scarborough said.
Since it’s free, people generally misuse it for minor health issues, clogging up the system. Another reason, there isn’t enough staff. A 2013 report commissioned by the Royal College Physicians and Surgeons found one in six...

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Baking guilt-free treats at Kelly’s

By ANDREA CROSBY
Staff Writer
Erin Wheatherbie, co-owner and co-founder of the bake shoppe she and her mother, Kelly Childs, run together, proudly holds a tray of fresh cupcakes.  PHOTOS BY ANDREA CROSBYWho doesn’t love to indulge in a tasty treat? Let’s face it, not all treats are guilt free, most leave us feeling, well, guilty. But both Kelly Childs, and Erinn Weatherbie, the dynamic mother-daughter duo at Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, are going to change the way you look at, and indulge in, desserts.
It started when she was young, baking mud-pies in her EasyBake oven in a makeshift kitchen her dad built her, Kelly Child’s dream started to develop.
“I knew if I played a lot, I could figure it out. It’s chemistry really,” said Childs, owner and founder.
Winning Best Bakery for Toronto and the Best Dessert in the Toronto Vegan bake-off, and being featured on City-TV, Breakfast Television, CHCH TV, and in various magazines and newspapers like Bakers Journal, The Burlington Post, The Hamilton Spectator, Oakville News, and Toronto Star, their success has certainly been nothing less than...

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End of term brings exam stress for students

By SIERRA VOLPE
Staff Writer
April is the month that every college and university student dreads but anticipates. They long for the summer but hate the studying and exams. Schools usually bring in therapy dogs to help relieve the students of their stress and free their minds.
University of Waterloo student Cassy Hicks says this year has been the most stressful so far being a biology major. “I have to study twice as hard as I did last year and cut open twice as many things, remember twice as many symbols,” the 20-year-old said. “I have never been this stressed out about anything in my life.”
The workload in university is tough to handle. There needs to be so much done in so little time. According to Hicks, most Waterloo professors have been trying to limit the amount of workload given to students and have also been trying to communicate...

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Work the pole, work your body

By KAITLYN ANDREWS
Staff Writer
Shanyn Pollard, instructor and owner of Shanyn’s Artistic Strength Studio, helps Michelle Goergeoff with her form. PHOTOs BY KAITLYN ANDREWSPole dancing is a full body workout everyone can benefit from.
Whether you’re young, old, big or small pole dancing uses the entire body in ways of strength training, flexibility and promotes a positive persona in those who use this method of exercise.
“Everybody can benefit from pole dancing,” said Shanyn Pollard, owner and instructor at Shanyn’s Artistic Strength Studio (SASS), in Stoney Creek. “I say that because I’ve had every walk of life come in here: men, women, kids, all ages, youngest was seven, oldest was 67 and they’ve all benefited from it in one way or another.”
Pole dancing is a type of exercise that combines aerobics, gymnastics, dance and strength training. Due to all the moves, climbing the pole, spins, inversions, and limb grips, it makes this a very versatile form of exercise.
It’s estimated you can burn between 320 to 485 calories per hour; however, results vary...

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