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Durham College will be opening its doors again for the Spring Open House this Saturday, to give future students a look into student life on campus.
The school hosts two open houses a year, each for a different purpose. The fall open house gives prospective students a chance to find out about the school before beginning the application process. They can learn about the different programs the school has to offer and decide if it’s the right fit for them.
But the spring open house is aimed for a bit of a different group. The day allows students who have already been accepted to explore areas on campus, like the library and the gym, to get a feel for the campus and catch a glimpse of what student life at Durham College is like.
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“The more you know, the more informed you can be,” said Durham College and UOIT Student Association News and Media co-ordinator, Reisha Prasad about Social Justice Month. Prasad also sits on the board that came up with the idea.
Social Justice Month was brought about by the advocacy initiatives of the VP of University Affairs at the Student Association (SA), and the AVP of University Affairs, which represents the downtown area of the SA. The committee was formed with Durham College (DC), University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) students, making it all encompassing.
“With the variety of events taking place, I think it’s going to be really interesting for students to get involved and come check it out. It starts a conversation as well,” Prasad said.
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If you have an empty space on your wall that needs to be filled, then it could be time to Adopt-A-Ridgeback or Lord.
The program was started around seven years ago and helps generate financial assistance for the varsity athletes at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) and Durham College. Every year, each athlete needs to find a sponsor that will donate $250 that will go toward a complete team-specified clothing package such as jackets and pants.
“Anyone can be a sponsor; it’s quite common that family, friends and businesses adopt an athlete,” says Scott Barker, Athletic Coordinator at UOIT and Durham College. “What happens is that anyone who adopts an athlete receives a plaque to signify that they are a sponsor.”
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On March 18 students were invited to shoot some hoops in the Durham College pit and Jordan Hall, a second-year Sports Management student, explained the meaning behind this event.
“We have the basketball net set-up that people can shoot with, as well we have an online NCAA bracket for March Madness happening right now.” March Madness is the big college basketball tournament that takes place in the United States. He explained how people who are interested can go through Yahoo or ESPN, create a bracket, fill it out and try to guess who’s going to win it.
“It’s part of our program we have to hold events, every semester. Last semester I was part of a group that did a yoga event and this semester we’re doing 3 on 3-tournament of basketball.”
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Chris Willis is a journalism student by day and a drummer for three different bands by night.
“It’s funny because I actually don’t find it too bad. I don’t know, I think it’s just one step at a time,” said Willis. “I like to have everything lined up, so I like to plan as much as I can.” He went on to explain a lot of people like to be spontaneous with their plans, but because he does so much, he often relies on a planner to keep organized.
Willis has been playing drums for 12 years. The skills he’s developed over the years have landed him spots in three different bands: Sulky, Daedalus and Minions.
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Things could be looking up for the Durham Lords Varsity Women’s Basketball team, who have a new coach lined up for next season.
Heather LaFontaine, a local high school and club basketball coach, has assumed the role of head coach. She is replacing Tim Baulk, who stepped down two weeks ago after serving six seasons as head coach.
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The 2012-13 season has ended for the Durham Lords women’s volleyball team. The season concluded with an early exit from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Championships near the end of February.
The Georgian Grizzlies beat the Lords 3-0, sending them packing. But the loss does not summarize the season for the women.
“Nonetheless (it’s been) a really terrific season,” said Ken Babcock, Director of Athletics and Recreation at Durham College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT). “They finished the top of the conference in the east (division), were top-seated all year long. A lot of success, and sometimes you just don’t get to where you want to at the end of the year.”
The last medal the Lords won in the OCAA was in 2005 when they earned a bronze. Earlier in the season the Lords, along with coach Shane Christopher and assistant coach Mandi Doris, showed the true nature of the team’s ability.
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One of the many student-hosted shows that Riot Radio runs on a weekly basis is Dynamic Thought. This show is hosted by Syah Yan Zarrabi and Ryan Reed, two Digital Video production students in their first year.
“We talk about new ideas that can help the student body,” Yan Zarrabi said. The show was his idea, inspired by his parents.
“The show is based on my parent’s talks,” he said. “It’s what they’ve bombarded on me for years.” Reed is there to help translate the advice and knowledge in a way that everyone can understand but in a humorous way.
“We offer insight in a fun way,” Reed said about the subject of the show. “It’s not a boring thing. We do it in a way that people want to be a part of.”
Although they have only had four shows, they are eager and excited to continue producing their show.