Top events on campus: Week of Jan. 14

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Get Involved! Be Informed! Fair

Learn more about campus societies, services and student government at the Get Involved! Be Informed! Fair.

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Atrium
More information: Get Involved! Be Informed! Fair


Thursday, Jan. 17

IGNITE Frost – Wild ‘N’ Out

The cast of hit television series “Wild ‘N’ Out” is bringing their jokes and rhymes to Humber College’s North Campus! The cast includes DC Young Fly, Justina Valentine, Conceited and Chico Bean.

Time: 8:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:  North Campus Student Centre
More information:  
IGNITE Frost – Wild N Out


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Top events on campus: Week of Jan. 6

Kaela Johnson | Campus

The winter break is over and the semester is back in session!
This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Jan. 8

IGNITE Café

IGNITE is giving students the chance to grab free lattes and customize their own Beaver Tails. The café will be available until Thursday, Jan. 10.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: North Campus Student Centre
More information: IGNITE Café


Thursday, Jan. 10

Humber Hawks Volleyball 

Support your Humber Hawks at their home game versus the Sheridan Bruins.

Women’s Game: 6 p.m.
Men’s Game: 8 p.m.
Meeting Location:  Humber Gym
More information: 
Humber Hawks Volleyball 


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Year in Review: Top Moments of 2018

Kaela Johnson, Madison Furness, Casiah Cagan, Melissa Martinez-Lopez, Tomas Karageorgos | Life

From quick engagements to tragic deaths, The Avro Post has had a fun year following pop culture and breaking news in 2018.

We’ve seen some sweet, sour, crazy and outright unbelievable moments, making last year one of the most interesting years yet. In case you need to jog your memory, here’s a list of The Avro Post’s top breaking moments of 2018. Because let’s be real, we were all shocked about Kylie Jenner having a baby.

January

A new edition to the West family

Celebrities Kim Kardashian and Kanye West welcomed their third child, via surrogate named Chicago West on January 15.

H&M face backlash over insensitive ad

H&M released an ad that appeared controversial to many, showcasing a Black child modelling a sweatshirt with the slogan “coolest money in the jungle”. Many said that this was racist given the history of Black people being called “monkeys” as an insult to dehumanize them, and others said that the fact that this ad passed review at every tier shocked them, as surely someone would have seen what was wrong with this. However, some people believed others were simply overreacting, which sparked some arguments over social media.

Image from AdWeek.

February

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston split

The couple were together for seven years and married for two before calling it quits this February. Their different lifestyles and long separations played a role in the couples decision to end their marriage.  

Black Panther pounces into theatres

Based on the Marvel comics of the same name, Black Panther was one of year’s most anticipated films. Released on February 16, the film received tons of praise for every aspect of the design, filming, casting, and beyond, and is considered to be one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s the 9th-highest-grossing-film of all time and won numerous awards, including an AMA for Favourite Soundtrack, a BET award for Best Movie, and a People’s Choice Award for Male Movie Star of the Year.

Kylie Jenner reveals her secret

After disappearing from social media and months of rumours regarding her pregnancy, the youngest sister of the Kardashian/Jenner family finally revealed that she gave birth to a baby girl named Stormi Webster. The announcement came on February 4 via Instagram along with a video posted on YouTube titled “To Our Daughter” three days after Jenner and rapper Travis Scott welcomed their first child.

Mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School

Teenage gunman and former student, Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14 killing 17 students and staff members and injuring 17 others. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of first-degree murder and 17 counts of attempted murder. This is the deadliest high school shooting in United States history which sparked conversations of gun control in the U.S. Survivors of the shooting created Never Again MSD, a student-run organization advocating for gun control and regulations to prevent gun violence.

Canada wows at Winter Olympics

2018 has been so long that a surprising number of people completely forgot that there was an Olympics this year, but it did happen, from February 9 to 25. The host for this year’s Winter games was PyeongChang, South Korea, and Team Canada was extremely successful when it came to obtaining medals. Placing third overall with a total of 29 medals, 11 of which were gold, Canada ranked just behind Germany, with 31 total medals. The total medal count was actually a record for Canada, making this games one of their most successful to date. Aside from this, Canada also achieved many firsts, including obtaining its first medals in long track speed skating in 86 years, getting Canadian lugers on the podium for the first time ever; having one of their bobsledders be the first Canadian bobsledder to win three Olympic medals; and watching their figure skaters become the most decorated skaters in Olympic history.

March

Physicist Stephen Hawking dies

Physicist and author Stephen Hawking died on March 14 at 76 years old after battling ALS for more than 50 years. Hawking was known for his theories of cosmology, space and gravity. His book A Brief History of Time published in 1988 broke records by being on the British best-seller list for 237 weeks. Hawking won many awards over his career including an Albert Einstein Award, Albert Einstein Medal and Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Logic and Jessica Andrea split

After two years of marriage, rapper Logic and his ex-wife Jessica Andrea took to social media on March 20 to explain their breakup. The duo explained that they still loved and respected each other, and the reason for their split was simply due to the relationship just not working out, shutting down the rumours that there may have been cheating or bitterness involved.

Marching against gun violence

On March 24, the student-lead March for Our Lives stunned the world. With an attendance of approximately 1.5 million people, the rally for stronger gun violence prevention laws was one of the largest protests in American history, which made it even more effective. Many may remember the heart-wrenching speech given by Emma Gonzalez, one of the student leaders, in which she stood silently on stage for just over six minutes to demonstrate the amount of time it took for Nikolas Cruz to shoot 17 of the students. The event had a large impact, acting as the “tipping point” for gun control in Florida.

April

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan announce split

After nine years together, the beloved couple announced their separation on April 2 in a joint statement posted on each of their Instagram pages. They explained that despite the split, they still do love each other and appreciate the years they spent together. They also admitted that the only reason for sharing the news was to avoid speculation, however they kept the statement brief for privacy purposes.

John Cena and Nikki Bella separate

After six years together and one year of being engaged, wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella separated. Neither side of the relationship commented details about the reasoning for the split, instead simply announcing it in April and asking for some privacy. The duo was reportedly set to be married in May.

Coachella gets a new name inspired by Queen Bey

After Beyoncé’s historic performance at Coachella, fans and fellow celebrities alike are renaming the popular music festival “Beychella.” Beyoncé is the first Black woman to ever headline Coachella, and the singer made sure to give a nod to her roots during her performance by singing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is known as the Black national anthem, in addition to giving her performance a theme which acknowledges historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

 

Toronto stunned after van attack

Named the deadliest vehicle-ramming attack in Canadian history, the Toronto van attack killed 10 citizens and injured 16 after a man drove a van up onto the sidewalks and into pedestrians on April 22. The event took place in Toronto’s North York City Centre, and 25-year-old Alek Minassian was arrested just outside of the scene shortly after the attack.

Avengers: Infinity War makes its way to the big screen

Released on April 27, Avengers: Infinity War was one of the year’s best films, becoming the fourth movie and first superhero movie to gross over $2 billion. Infinity War was praised for its story, visual effects, and production, and the way it left viewers just a little bit broken after its ending. It won Movie of 2018 at the People’s Choice Awards, Choice Action Movie at the Teen Choice Awards, and has results for numerous other awards currently pending.

Cardi B announces pregnancy

After months of speculation and rumours, rapper Cardi B revealed her pregnancy on April 8 during a performance on Saturday Night Live. A few months later on July 10, Cardi B gave birth to her first child named Kulture Kiari Cephus.

Image from Cardi B’s Instagram

Tristan Thompson caught cheating on Khloe Kardashian

On April 10, videos and photos hit the web showing Tristan Thompson getting cozy next to a woman who was not his pregnant girlfriend, Khloe Kardashian. The evidence was from October 2017 but was released in April causing people to think it was a planned leak as a way to garner publicity for the Kardashians.

Khloe Kardashian gives birth

For the Kardashians, 2018 was the year of expanding …their family of course. A couple of days after Thompson’s cheating scandal broke, on April 12 Khloe Kardashian and the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball player welcomed their first child, True Thompson.

Starbucks is in hot water

On April 12, Starbucks found itself in hot water when a manager at a Philadelphia location called the police on Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson, two African-American men who had not purchased anything and were sitting in the shop waiting for a friend. The manager asked them to leave and when they refused, she called the police. The men were arrested, as the manager claimed that they were “trespassing”. Eye-witness videos of the incident quickly went viral on social media and was viewed over 10 million times. A few days later, Starbucks’ CEO Kevin Johnson announces that Starbucks will close more than 8,000 U.S. stores on May 29 for an afternoon of racial-bias training for their 175,000 employees. Nelson and Robinson settle for $1 each with a promise for the city to set up a $200,000 scholarship for young entrepreneurs.

Swedish DJ Avicii dies

Swedish DJ and musician Avicii died of suicide at age 28 on April 20. Avicii had a huge influence in the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) genre with hits such as “Wake Me Up” and “Hey Brother”. Musicians Halsey, The Chainsmokers, Rita Ora and performers at the Tomorrowland festival paid tribute to the DJ.

Image from Medium.

A hero emerges during the Nashville Waffle House shooting

Four people were killed and two were injured when a gunman opened fire in a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee on April 22. The shooting was cut short when James Shaw Jr., a customer in the restaurant tackled the gunman and wrestled the gun away from the shooter saving countless lives.

Facebook Senate hearings

After news broke that millions of Facebook users’ private data was taken without permission, founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress to determine whether or not Facebook should be more heavily regulated. But to many, the hearing seemed more as though Zuckerberg was being asked how Facebook worked as opposed to what steps can be taken to ensure the protection of users’ privacy.

May

Childish Gambino releases “This is America”

After months of a tense political climate, rapper and actor Childish Gambino released his song “This is America” on May 6, which focuses on some problems with America. The song mostly focuses on troubles faced by Black Americans, however, the music video aims to tackle many different problems with America, including shootings, ignorance, and pop culture.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s fairytale wedding

Former Suits actress and Prince Harry wed on May 19 in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. Broadcasted on almost every media outlet in North America, the actress and prince’s wedding had A-list celebrity guests including Serena Williams, Oprah and the cast of Suits.

Image from Irish Times.

Ariana Grande and Mac Miller Split

Before being engaged to Pete Davidson, pop star Ariana Grande was dating the late rapper Mac Miller for almost two years. In May Ariana announced that they had parted ways due to their relationship turning toxic and his substance abuse.

Santa Fe High School shooting

10 students and teachers and 13 others were injured after a shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas on May 18. The shooter was identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at the school. This shooting is the second deadliest school shooting in United States.

Rap battles: Drake vs. Pusha T and Kanye West

Rappers Drake and Pusha T engaged in a feud resulting in several “diss” tracks towards each other. It begins when Pusha T released a song titled “Infrared” from his Daytona album which was produced by Kanye West and took aim at Drake’s suspected use of ghostwriters. Drake fired back with “Duppy Freestyle” which took aim at Pusha T and West. Drake also posted an invoice to his Instagram for “promotional assistance and career reviving”. Pusha T then released “The Story of Adidon” which revealed that Drake had a secret child. Its cover art was an old photo of Drake in “blackface” which Drake denied.

Modern day “Spider-Man” rescues a child

Not all heroes wear capes as proven by Mamoudou Gassama who quickly climbed four storeys to save a child dangling from a balcony. The rescue occurred on May 26 in Paris and the rescue video went viral within a few days. Gassama met with French president Emmanuel Macron and was offered French citizenship and a job with the Paris fire brigade.

Yeezy at it again

The media in 2018 was not immune to a Kanye West lecture and during the month of May. In an act of spontaneity, West visited the TMZ office, going on a rant about free thinking, his opinions on Trump and why he believes slavery was a “choice.” West said “When you hear about slavery for 400 years — for 400 years?! That sounds like a choice. Like you was there for 400 years, and it’s all of y’all? It’s like, we’re mentally imprisoned.” West’s comments caused heavy backlash and threats to boycott his music and clothing line.

June

Designer Kate Spade dies

Kate Spade, American fashion designer and co-owner of the brand Kate Spade New York died on June 5 at the age of 55 due to suicide. The designer was known for her fashionable and colourful handbags and eventually grew to selling home goods, shoes, clothing and jewellery.

Chef Anthony Bourdain dies

Considered to be one of the most influential chefs in the world, Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61 on June 8. As a television personality, Bourdain was the star of Parts Unknown, a travel and food series airing on CNN. The series aired from April 2013 to November 2018 and won 10 Primetime Emmy Awards over its five-year run.

Long-awaited Incredibles 2 is released

A sequel the world has been patiently awaiting for 14 years, Incredibles 2 finally hit the theatres on June 15. The film received praise for almost every aspect, including humour, action sequences, and musical score. And though most of us loved it just as much as the first movie, Incredibles 2 was criticized for not exactly continuing the storyline well. Regardless, the film set the record for the best debut for an animated film and became the fourth highest-grossing film of 2018 and won Favourite Family Movie at the People’s Choice Awards and Choice Summer Movie at the Teen Choice Awards.

Image from Wikipedia.

Rapper XXXTentacion dies

American rapper XXXTentacion was killed on June 18 at the mere age of 20. Several rappers and musicians mourned the musician’s death such as Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, J. Cole and Kanye West and more. The rapper has posthumously released an album called Skins, which charted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 and is expecting a baby due in January 2019.

Drake releases Scorpion and a secret

On June 29, Drake releases his much anticipated album, Scorpion with several features from prominent artists such as Jay-Z and Ty Dolla Sign. The album’s biggest hit was “In My Feelings” which was inspired by New Orleans bounce music and spawned a dance challenge created by New York comedian known as Shiggy. The dance was called “Do the Shiggy” and several celebrities did the challenge including Ciara, Odell Beckham Jr. and Lala Anthony.

Aside from dance challenges, after months of speculation the Toronto rapper reveals he has a son named Adonis with French model Sophie Brussaux on a few tracks off the record. Notably, on “Emotionless” he raps “I wasn’t hiding my kid from the world, I was hiding the world from my kid.”

Trump and Kim Jong Un meet at summit

The American President and North Korean leader met at the North Korean summit back in June to discuss denuclearization. Though the actual steps and details leading to denuclearization were still unclear after the summit, both leaders reached agreements where North Korea would undoubtedly work toward denuclearization and the U.S. would end its joint military exercises with South Korea among other things.

FIFA World Cup in Russia

For two months the world was glued to their television screens to watch the FIFA World Cup that was held in Russia. The final match was battled between past winner France and Croatia, the underdogs. After a well played match, the title ultimately went to France after a 4-2 lead.

#JusticeForJunior

In a case of mistaken identity, Lesandro Guzman Feliz was chased and dragged out of a convenience store in New York and stabbed to death on the sidewalk. His killers were part of the Bronx gang “The Trinitarios”. Many took to social media to ask for justice for Feliz. Feliz went by the name Junior by his family and friends.

July

G-Eazy and Halsey Split

After rekindling their relationship again in the summer, the two musicians have broken up for the second time. Sources close to Halsey say that they were doing well up until the 2018 MTV VMA’s. After performing at a club in Los Angeles, G-Eazy was seen flirting with women and telling them he was single, and always on and off with Halsey. It was rumoured infidelity was the reason they broke up the first time at the beginning of the year.

Demi Lovato has an overdose

On July 14, former Disney star and singer Demi Lovato suffered a near-fatal overdose after what’s believed to be a night of partying. The singer received lots of love and support from Ariana Grande, Missy Elliot, ex-boyfriend Joe Jonas and Ellen DeGeneres to name a few. Lovato has been open with her struggles of substance abuse and sobriety and was sober for six years but admitted to a relapse in June. Lovato plans to attend rehab.

Image from People.

Mamma Mia! Here They Go Again

The sequel to its 2008 predecessor, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again featured all those ABBA songs we loved with a new storyline 10 years later. The movie did fairly well in the box office, grossing close to $400 million dollars and receiving some generally positive reviews.

Raptors trade DeRozan to Spurs for Leonard

On July 18, the Toronto Raptors traded Jakob Poeltl and fan-favourite DeMar DeRozan to the San Antonio Spurs along with a first-round draft pick in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green. This trade came as a shock to Raptors fans, Spurs fans, and basketball fans in general seeing as Toronto Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri told DeRozan a week before that he was not going to be traded.

Thailand cave rescue

A Thai soccer team and their coach found themselves trapped two miles inside the Tham Luang cave on June 23. A group of scuba divers discovered them nine days later, commencing the attempts to rescue the entire team. After 18 days with extensive planning and rescuing procedures which included rescuing only a couple boys at a time, the entire team plus the coach were finally all rescued on July 10.

Mass shooting on Danforth

July 22, Toronto residents were shocked upon learning of a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighbourhood, where 16 total people were shot including the gunman who was later killed by police. The victims ranged from 10 to 59 years of age.

LeBron goes to the Lakers

Back in the summer, LeBron James’ agency, Klutch Sports Group, announced that the NBA player had signed a four-year, $153.3 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers which came as a huge shock for basketball fans. Previously playing as a free agent for his hometown team, James’ Lakers contract is his longest deal since he signed with the Miami Heat back in 2010.

Image from Loop News.

August

“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin dies

The “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin died on August 16 at age 76. The singer belted out soulful hits such as “Respect”, “Think” and “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman”. Franklin was the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, has won 18 Grammy Awards including a Legend Award and Lifetime Achievement Award and a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005.

Image from AARP.

Who is #1?: Nicki Minaj vs. Travis Scott

Rapper Nicki Minaj accused fellow rapper Travis Scott of using his relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner to boost to his album sales. Scott’s album, Astroworld was number one on the Billboard 200 charts the same week as Minaj’s album, Queen. Minaj was also angry that Scott sold album merchandise and tour tickets which counted towards album sales.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before comes to Netflix

Based on the book of the same name by Jenny Han, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before was one of 2018’s most hyped rom-coms, following the beloved Lara Jean and her charming counterpart Peter as they navigate the problems which arise due to their fake romantic relationship. The film, released on Netflix on August 17, received a lot of praise, and the sequel P.S. I Still Love You is set to be released in the coming years.

California set ablaze

California experienced another year of large wildfires, starting off the year with the ever-growing Thomas fire which was not fully extinguished until January 12. Then, in the summer, the state found itself battling the Complex Fire. On top of that, in November, California was devastated by another set of fires near Malibu, which destroyed many celebrities’ homes, including that of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth. Though many have acknowledged that the cause of the fires is due to the current drought that is worsening with climate change, U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that the real reason was simply poor forest management.

September

Unarmed Black man killed in his own apartment

On September 6, Botham Jean, an unarmed Black man was killed in his own apartment by Amber Guyger, a Dallas police officer who mistakenly believed Jean broke into her apartment. Guyger was fired and has been charged with murder.

Rapper Mac Miller dies

American rapper and singer Mac Miller died on September 7 at the age of 26 due to a drug overdose. Miller was mourned by many fans and celebrities such as ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande, John Mayer, Chance the Rapper, Solange, Kehlani and several more. The rapper has been nominated for best rap album at the 2019 Grammy’s for his album Swimming which was released a month before his death.

Image from Vulture.

Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin get hitched

In a private ceremony at The New York City Courthouse, the pair wed after being engaged for two months. Bieber confirmed the news over Instagram in a very mushy post about his now wife.

Serena Williams calls out U.S. Open umpire

Following her defeat of the U.S. Open final, Serena Williams called out umpire Carlos Ramos for the way she was treated during the game. Williams was given multiple penalties, including one for calling Ramos a “liar” and a “thief” during a rant. The athlete claims it was sexist for her to be given a penalty for something that many male athletes get away with, and while many think Williams was just being a “sore loser,” other athletes took her side. Williams was also fined a total of $17,000 for her code violations.

Rap beef: Nicki Minaj vs. Cardi B

The two rappers got into an altercation at New York Fashion Week’s annual Harper’s Bazaar event.  According to TMZ, Cardi attempted to confront Nicki but after a few words were exchanged she lunged toward her. Security had to hold Cardi B back, stopping her inches within contact. She then pulled off her shoe and threw it at Minaj but missed. Cardi was then escorted out of the event but was photographed with a large bump over her left eye and a ripped Dolce and Gabbana dress.

Colin Kapernick’s Nike ad

In early September Nike released a new ad for their campaign in support of Colin Kaepernick. The ad featured the former NFL player which caused both support and outrage from many people. While some applauded Nike others took to social media to film themselves burning and throwing out their Nike gear.

Image from Detroit Free Press.

October

Jamaican artist Spice “bleaches” her skin

Jamaican artist Spice was at the centre of controversy when she posted a photo of herself looking noticeably lighter as a result of skin bleaching. Thankfully it was not real and the stunt was done in anticipation of her song titled “Black Hypocrisy” which criticizes the Black community for bashing darker-skinned women.

The Duchess of Cambridge becomes an aunt

Another Royal baby has arrived! Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews welcome their first child together, Arthur Michael William born on October 15. Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is now an aunt for the first time.

The Duke and Duchess announce a royal pregnancy

Just five months after their spring wedding, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, announce on October 15 that they are expecting their first child.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson split

Shortly after her breakup from Mac Miller, Grande and comedian Pete Davidson were seen together. By the end of the summer, the lovebirds were engaged, breaking the internet with matching tattoos and PDA pictures. With a song named after him in her new album, they had convinced the world they were going strong. By the beginning of October, they had announced their split after being together for four months and engaged for three. Although nobody really knows the real cause for their split, rumours have been circulating about Pete using her name to increase his own fame.

Image from Elle.

Canada legalizes cannabis

The legalization of cannabis nationwide on October 17 was one of the most anticipated events of the year, though surrounded by mixed thoughts and emotions. While some believe that the legalization will be better for the country and lower crime rates due to illegal trafficking of the drug, many believe that it may only result in even heavier drug use. Either way, the legalization is extremely historic.

A Star is Born dazzles in theaters

The musical film starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga hit theaters on October 5, receiving worldwide praise for so many of its production aspects. It’s then no surprise that the film was named one of the Top 10 Films of 2018 by both the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute on top of being nominated for numerous awards. This version of A Star is Born marks the fourth remake of the film.

November

Bohemian Rhapsody hits the big screen

The Queen biopic stunned audiences back in November with its incredible casting and amazing reenactment of the band’s iconic 1985 Live Aid performance. Bohemian Rhapsody was heavily criticized for the way it portrayed Freddie Mercury’s life, as well as some inaccuracies within the story. But aside from this, the film was generally praised, and its adornment showed in the box office, where the film grossed $702 million and became the highest-grossing musical biographical film of all-time.

Paris Hilton and Chris Zylka split

After nearly two years of dating, the TV personality and her fiancé have called off their engagement. While being overseas in Dubai and Australia, Paris came to the realization it wasn’t meant to be and that Zylka wasn’t right for her.

Ariana Grande says “thank u, next” to her exes

On November 3, and after a rather eventful year for one of the world’s top pop stars, Ariana Grande releases “thank u, next,” a self-love anthem where she thanks her exes including Big Sean, Ricky Alvarez, the late Mac Miller and Pete Davidson for helping her grow and improve herself. Fans fell in love with the song quickly, immediately saying that the song was one of Grande’s best.

Mass shooting at a bar in California

A bar in Thousand Oaks, California was the victim of a mass shooting on November 7, killing 13 people including the perpetrator. Many of the victims were college students as the event was “College Country Night”. One of the victims had survived the 2017 Las Vegas shooting at the Route 91 Harvest music festival.

Marvel and DC creator Stan Lee dies

Comic legend Stan Lee died on November 12 at 95 years old. Lee wrote several iconic Marvel and DC comics such as Batman, Black Panther, The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man and many more. Many of his comics have been developed into wildly successful films such as Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Suicide Squad.

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Model Kim Porter dies

Kim Porter, model, actress and ex-girlfriend to mogul Sean Combs, known as Diddy, died on November 15 at the age of 47. Porter and Combs had three children together: Christian, 20, twins Jessie James Combs and D’Lila Star, 12. Porter and singer Al B Sure also share a son, 27-year-old actor Quincy Brown. Porter was remembered by many celebrities such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, Missy Elliot and many more.

SpongeBob SquarePants creator Stephen Hillenburg dies

Stephen Hillenburg, best known for creating the hit television series SpongeBob SquarePants died on November 26 at age 57 due to a year-long battle with ALS. Hillenburg won two Emmys and six Annie Awards for SpongeBob SquarePants. As a tribute, there is a petition with over a million signature for SpongeBob to perform “Sweet Victory”, a rock song from the series at the upcoming Super Bowl LIII.

Former U.S president George H.W. Bush dies

The 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Bush died on November 30 at 94 years-old. Bush was the longest-lived president in U.S. history. His presidency included signing the monumental North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). A few months prior to his death, his wife Laura Bush died at age 92 on April 17.

Students suspended after videos of assault surface

Many were left heartbroken after hearing that videos of the assault two teen boys were surfacing on the internet. Both the victims and group of boys who assaulted them were students of St. Michael’s College School in Toronto. The public eventually learned that the school actually kept quiet about the assaults instead of reporting them, which sparked outrage. Eventually, the students who lead the group assaults were expelled from the school, and shortly after, both the President and principal of the school stepped down.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra wed

Every girl’s dream is for a guy to slide into her messages and it actually works out… especially if it’s Nick Jonas. For Priyanka Chopra, this dream came true. After catching her attention through Instagram, the couple became engaged in late July. The couple then planned a multi-day celebration in Jodhpur, India starting on November 30.

Image from People.

December

Cardi B and Offset split

Cardi B in a now deleted Instagram video that her and Offset split on December 4 after one year of marriage. Although the reasoning behind their split is not fully disclosed, Cardi B has been very open this year about Offset’s infidelity. Offset has gone to great lengths to get his wife back using social media and crashing the stage during her Rolling Loud performance with flowers reading “Take me back”.

Hailee Steinfeld and Niall Horan split

After going strong over the summer, actress Hailee Steinfeld and One Direction singer Niall Horan have called it quits. Fans began noticing the separation in the beginning of December and was then later confirmed by sources close to the couple. The split was rumoured to be fuelled by Steinfeld meeting up with her ex Cameron Smoller.

Fake photos of Travis Scott hit the web

A staged photo of Travis Scott supposedly cheating on girlfriend Kylie Jenner hit the web in early December. Scott denied that it was him in photos and he was right when YouTube Christian Adam admitted that the photos were staged by him.

Remy Ma gives birth

Just before the year was over, rappers Remy Ma and Papoose announced the birth of their first child together on December 14. Although they have yet to reveal her name, Remy took to Instagram and referred to her as the “Golden Child.” This name is rooted from the struggles Ma faced in recent years involving her miscarriage last year.

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth tied the knot

The love birds exchanged their vows the weekend before Christmas in a small ceremony with close friends and family. The couple first met on the set of “The Last Song” in 2009 and got engaged in 2012. After calling off their engagement and breaking up for three years, they recently rekindled their love for each other.

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Year-long beef between Drake and Kanye West

Drake and Kanye West were once comrades who did features on each other’s songs until 2018… Drake accused West of spilling the secret of about his child to Pusha T who used that information in his song “The Story of Adidon”. In August, Drake was performing in West’s home state of Chicago where he changed a lyric in his single “Know Yourself”. The lyric originally said, “Then Kanye dropped, it was polos and backpacks” but was changed to “Then Kanye flopped.” Kanye denied telling Pusha T of Drake’s child and was open to reconciliation. West then went on a rant on Instagram to address rumours of Drake having an affair with his wife, Kim Kardashian. This beef drags on throughout the entire year but comes to a head in December, West went on a Twitter rampage stating that Drake threatened his family.  Kim Kardashian even jumped in claiming that West “paved the way for there to be a Drake.”

Bird Box flies its way to Netflix

Released just over week before the end of the year on December 21, Bird Box found mainstream success with people of various ages. Following a family who choses to blindfold themselves to avoid seeing a suicide-inducing creature, the film received a bit of criticism for having a “flat plot” and being “laughable,” but anyone on Twitter can see just how much the chilling drama struck a chord with some users.

Adding stars to Canada’s Walk of Fame

Back in July, the Walk of Fame organization announced 10 new inductees to the already extensive lineup of Canadians who have changed the nation: Andrea Martin, Col. Chris Hadfield, Andy Kim, Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir, Dr. Joanne Liu, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Jimmy Pattison, and Leonard Cohen as the Legend Inductee as well as Jessie Reyes as the Allan Slaight Honour Recipient. The ceremony took place on December 1, with each inductee receiving their very own star to be added to King and Simcoe Streets in downtown Toronto.

Mike “Beard Guy” Taylor of Walk Off the Earth dies

On December 30, Canadian band Walk Off the Earth announced on social media the passing of bandmate Mike Taylor, also known as “Beard Guy.” According to the band, Taylor died on December 29 in his sleep of natural causes, leaving behind two children. Walk Off the Earth was set to play a show on New Year’s Eve in Niagara Falls, but the show was cancelled.

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Kaela Johnson to step down as Editor-in-Chief and assume new role as Chief Communications Officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

TORONTO, Dec. 17, 2018 – Kaela Johnson, current Editor-in-Chief is resigning from the position as of Jan. 1, 2019. Eli Ridder, the founder of The Avro Post and original Editor-in-Chief will resume the position.

Johnson will remain on the board in a newly appointed position as Chief Communications Officer (CCO). The main responsibilities of the CCO are managing the publication’sPublic Relations efforts including internal and external communications, writing media kits, managing crises and responding to queries.

“Kaela Johnson has served with distinction as the acting editor-in-chief. Johnson oversaw a growing and evolving media team, and significantly enhanced our professional presence, such as through the staff photo promotion,” says Eli Ridder. “I look forward to working with her in the newly-formed role as Chief Communications Officer as we continue into the new year.”

Johnson became the Editor-in-Chief in early July as Ridder was taking the semester off to focus on his City Council campaign in Guelph, ON

Current members of the board are as follows:

  • Melissa Lopez-Martinez – GH Editor
  • Jacob Argintaru –News Editor
  • Amanda Naccarato –Life Editor
  • Shehroz Asad – Director of Social Media

Read more about the staff here.

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About The Avro Post

The Avro Post, formerly known as The GH Post was launched on Oct. 16, 2017 by founding editor Eli Ridder. The Avro Post is dedicated to producing breaking, developing and in-depth stories that are unbiased, accurate and newsworthy on the campus of the University of Guelph-Humber, with some coverage extended to Humber College’s North and Lakeshore campuses.

For any questions or concerns, please contact Kaela Johnson, by e-mail at kaelaajohnson@gmail.com or on our website.

Top events on campus: Week of Dec. 3

Kaela Johnson | Campus

It’s the final week… before exams.
This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

Massage Day

The final few weeks of school can be insanely stressful and tiring. IGNITE is looking to help you relieve some of that stress before final exams with free massages!

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: North Atrium
More information: Massage Day


Exam Period

Final exams begin on Friday, Dec. 7 and end Sunday, Dec. 16. 

Ensure you’ve viewed the exam schedule as times and rooms can change.

Off-site exams will take place at Rizzo Banquet Hall. Shuttle buses will operate and pick students up from in front of Humber’s LRC building.  Click here for more shuttle bus and off-site exam information.

Read more about how to study effectively for exams. 

Good luck!


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8 helpful tips for studying for exams

Kaela Johnson | Student Life

As we all know, preparing for exams can be super stressful, but The Avro Post is here to help! Here’s eight helpful tips to help you ace your final exams.

Know when your exam is

This may seem trivial, but ensure that you know when your exam is so you can start figuring out when you want to start studying in advance. 

Final exams begin on Friday, Dec. 7 and end Sunday, Dec. 16. 
Ensure you’ve viewed the exam schedule as times and rooms can change.
Off-site exams will take place at Rizzo Banquet Hall. Shuttle buses will operate and pick students up from in front of Humber’s LRC building.  Click here for more shuttle bus and off-site exam information.

Plan group study sessions

Studying in groups can be very helpful as you get to talk things out, quiz each other and compare notes.

Book a group study room at GH at the Media Cage or at Humber’s LRC.

Plan and organize study days

Organize and plan which days you’ll allocate to study for your exams and which what topics/chapters you want to study each day. 

Take regular breaks

A huge studying misconception is that you have to study for hours straight in order to retain knowledge. This is false as levels of productivity falter after 50 to 90 minutes of continuous work. Avoid studying for more than an hour at a time – take a break by going for a walk, switching locations, and stretching for a few minutes in between sessions.

Create practice questions

Create questions based from textbooks, lectures and assignments about key terms, concepts, formulas, etc. Try to answer the questions without the help of your textbooks and notes to recall what you know and what to improve on.

Know what to study

Know what material will be on the exam as some are post mid-term and some are cumulative (full-year) and the format of the exam: is it multiple choice, essay, short answer/definitions? Make a list of themes, key concepts and terms.

Take care of yourself 

A well-rested and well-fed body is key to maintaining your energy during studying and during the exam. 

  • Try to avoid all-nighters and aim to get at least seven hours of sleep a night.
  • Eat healthy foods like fish, fruits and yogurt.
  • Drink lots of water.

Remain positive

After 12 long weeks of all-nighters, writing until your wrists hurt, screaming and maybe even crying, you’ve made it this far so don’t give up now! 


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Top events on campus: Week of Nov. 26

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Nov. 27

End of Semester Potluck

Alpha Phi Sigma is hosting a celebratory potluck for all members!

Time: 7 – 9 p.m.
Location:  GH 301
More information: 
End of Semester Potluck
Register: End of Semester Potluck


Wednesday, Nov. 28

Mood Walks

Feeling stressed? Join the Kinesiology Society and spend some time with nature to improve your well-being and reduce stress on a mood walk. 

Time: 10 a.m.
Meeting Location:  GH Plant Wall
More information: 
Mood Walks

Humber Hawks Basketball 

Support the Humber Hawks at their home game versus the Reedemer Royals!

Women’s Game: 6 p.m.
Men’s Game: 8 p.m.
Meeting Location:  Humber Gym
More information:
Humber Hawks Basketball 


Thursday, Nov. 29

Mood Walks

In need of a study break? Improve your concentration on a mood walk with Exercise is Medicine.

Time: 3:30 p.m.
Meeting Location:  Humber Theatre Hall (E135) near Gourmet Express
More information:
Mood Walks


Saturday, Dec. 1

Humber Hawks Basketball 

Cheer on the Humber Hawks at their final home game of the semester versus the St. Clair Saints!

Women’s Game: 4 p.m.
Men’s Game: 6 p.m.
Meeting Location:  Humber Gym
More information:
Humber Hawks Basketball 


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Top events on campus: Week of Nov. 19

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Nov. 20

Cut Out Panic Easily (COPE)

Feeling stressed? Check out the Psych Society‘s Cut Out Panic Easily event and hear from wellness trainer and counsellor Randi-Mae Stanford-Leibold.

Time:  11:45 a.m. to 1:25 p.m.
Location:  GH 302
More information: COPE event page

LinkedIn Headshot Photoshoot

In need of a professional headshot? Head on out to Guelph-Humber Advertising and Marketing Association for a free headshot.

Time:  2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: GH 122
More information: 
Headshot Photoshoot event page
Register:  Headshot Photoshoot registration


Thursday, Nov. 23

Staff vs. Students: Capture the Flag

The Kin Society is giving students the opportunity to play Capture the Flag against your professors.

Time:  4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location:  Gym C
More information:
Capture the Flag event page
Register: Capture the Flag registration 


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Top events on campus: Week of Nov. 12

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

DECA – Meet the Delegates

Enjoy an evening of activities and refreshments with DECA delegates.

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: GH 412
More information

Register

Alpha Phi Sigma – Gang Prevention Toronto Police Presentation

Learn more about gang prevention from detectives from the Toronto Police Service that run the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force.

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: GH 418
More information

Register


Wednesday, Nov. 14

GHCA – Alumni Night

Enjoy dinner and networking opportunities with business alumni with the Guelph-Humber Accounting Council.

The dress code is business formal.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Seventh Semester Hall
More information

Register


Thursday, Nov. 15

Justice Studies Career Fair

Not sure what to do with your Justice Studies degree? Visit the Justice Studies Career Fair in partnership with the Association of Black Law Enforcers (ABLE) and learn from police departments, emergency services, government and more.

Time: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Atrium

Humber Hawks – Women’s Volleyball

Cheer on our Hawks at the Women’s Volleyball game against the Mohawk Mountaineers.

Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Humber Gym


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Top events on campus: Week of Nov. 5

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Nov. 6

Resume Fest

Connect, network, create opportunities for a future employment and practice your interview skills with industry professionals in your field such as the RCMP, Enterprise and Lullaboo. Sessions are 20 minutes long.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atrium
Register: Resume Fest

Accessibility Focus Group – North Campus

Participate in a focus group about accessibility to make life easier for students with accessibility needs.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: GH 101
More information – IGNITE Website
Register: Accessibility Focus Group – GH


Wednesday, Nov. 7

Mock Interview Fest

Connect, network, create opportunities for a future employment and get your resume reviewed by industry professionals in your field such as the RCMP, Nike and Career Edge. Sessions are 20 minutes long.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Atrium
Register: Mock Interview Fest

Humber Hawks – Basketball Games

Support your Humber Hawks at their basketball games against the Sheridan Bruins. The Humber Dance Company will also perform at halftime.

Women: 6 p.m.
Men: 8 p.m.
Location: Humber Gym


Thursday, Nov. 8

GHCA’s Design Thinking Challenge: Day One

Have you been keeping up with the Guelph-Humber Consulting Association‘s weekly events on design and human-centered thinking? Apply your knowledge to the final Design Thinking Challenge.

This final challenge is based on a human-centered problem in the Humber community. Attendees will build solutions and gain hands-on experience on what innovation and management consulting is all about.

Attendees will be judged and receive feedback in between 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Teams have 16 hours to rethink their ideas before Friday if necessary.

Presentations: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: GH 303
More information: GHDTC event page
Register: GHDTC tickets


Friday, Nov. 9

GHCA’s Design Thinking Challenge: Day Two

Final presentations will take place and awards will be given out at the final day of the Design Thinking Challenge. All participants receive a medal and certificate.

Presentations: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: GH 303

Awards Ceremony: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: Humber College Staff Lounge

More information: GHDTC event page
Register: GHDTC tickets


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Top events on campus: Week of Oct. 29

Kaela Johnson | Campus

Happy Halloweek!

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus.
All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

Psych Society – Phobia Event

Learn about phobias and win GH swag at Psych Society‘s Phobia Event. The event is open to all programs and will serve food and drink!

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Location:
GH 302
More information:
Psych Society Facebook

GHAMA – GH Goes Pink

Wear your favourite pink shirt and join the Guelph-Humber Advertising and Marketing Association at the annual breast cancer awareness event, GH Goes Pink.

There will be treats, a contest, photo booth, activities and a balloon drop from the top floor!

Time: 1 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Location: 
North Atrium
More information:
GH Goes Pink event page


Wednesday, Oct. 31

Crafting for a Cure x ECS Program – Halloween Extravaganza

Join Crafting for a Cure in partnership with the Early Childhood Studies program raise funds for hospital shipments and kits for their Smiles for All program. Popcorn and cotton candy will be available for purchase.

There will be face painting, pumpkin decorating, games, costume contest and silent auction.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Location:
Atrium
More information:
 Halloween Extravaganza event page

GUHU Media – Halloween Photobooth

Get your photo taken by GUHU Media, the best photo wins a prize!

Time: 11 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location:
Atrium
More information: GUHU Facebook

IGNITE – Halloween Party

Wear your best Halloween costume and dance the night away at IGNITE‘s Halloween Party. The event is 16+ and will have a 19+ area serving alcoholic beverages.

Worried that the event is too far? There will be shuttle buses from the North campus in front of the LRC building and Lakeshore in front of the L building starting at 8:30 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. Buses will return students to campus until 1:00 a.m. or until every student has left the venue.

Tickets are $5 (before tax) so grab them fast!

Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Location: 
Universal Event Space: 6250 Highway 7, Vaughan, ON
More information: IGNITE website
Tickets: Halloween Party tickets


Thursday, Nov. 1

GHBC – Personal Finance Crash Course

Learn more about investment horizons, how to be a successful investor and more from guest speaker, Dave Jenkins, at the Guelph-Humber Business Council‘s Personal Finance Crash Course.

Time:  3 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location:
GH 425
More information: 
Personal Finance Crash Course event page
Tickets:  Personal Finance Crash Course tickets


Friday, Nov. 2

Humber PR Conference

Network with Public Relations professionals and hear from guest speakers from non-profit organizations, corporate, bloggers, influencers and more!

Tickets for students are only $5 (before tax)

Time:  9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Location:
G Building
More information: 
Humber PR Conference event page
Tickets:  Humber PR Conference tickets


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Top events on campus: Week of Oct. 22

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus.
All events on campus are free unless stated otherwise. 

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Business and Media Internship Fair

Students can network with industry representatives and learn more about opportunities for internships in winter and summer 2019. Bring your resume and dress professionally!

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:
Atrium

Accessibility Focus Group – North Campus

Participate in a focus group about accessibility to make life easier for students with accessibility needs.

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location: LRC 3058
Register: Accessibility Focus Group – North Campus


Wednesday, Oct. 24

FYE – Pumpkin Decorating

Decorate a pumpkin to celebrate spooky season with the First Year Experience program!

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: North Atrium

IGNITE – eSports Tournament North Campus

Video gamers finally get the opportunity to play videos at SCHOOL! Play games like Fortnite, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19 and more at the IGNITE eSports Tournament! Choose between PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Time: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: IGNITE Student Centre
Register: IGNITE eSports Tournament North Campus

Accessibility Focus Group – Lakeshore Campus

Participate in a focus group about accessibility to make life easier for students with accessibility needs.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: IGNITE Boardroom – K204
Register: Accessibility Focus Group – Lakeshore Campus

Kin Soc – Kin-Talks

Hear about life after graduation from registered kinesiologists, GH alumni and more at the Kinesiology Society’s Kin-Talks event! Refreshments will be provided.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location: GH 411
More information: 
Kin-Talks event page

GHAC – Beginner Microsoft Excel Training

Learn the basic functions of Microsoft Excel such as formulas, charts and graphs, filters, sorting and more, hosted by the Guelph-Humber Accounting Council and taught by GH Business alumnus, Tahir Israr.

Laptops are optional since the event is in a computer lab.

Pizza will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: GH 301 
More information: 
Beginner Microsoft Excel Training event page
Tickets: Beginner Microsoft Excel Training tickets


Thursday, Oct. 25

IGNITE – eSports Tournament Lakeshore Campus

Play games like Fortnite, FIFA 19, NBA 2K19 and more at the IGNITE eSports Tournament! Choose between PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

Time: 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: K Building
Register: IGNITE eSports Tournament Lakeshore Campus

GHCA – How to Become a Consultant

Learn how you can become a consultant and gain insight from guest speakers at Guelph-Humber Consulting Association‘s event.

This event is open to all students and will have refreshments.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: GH 303
More information: 
How to Become a Consultant event page
Tickets: How to Become a Consultant tickets

GHAC – Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training

Learn intermediate level functions of Microsoft Excel such as fixed referencing, variable referencing and VLOOKUP, hosted by the Guelph-Humber Accounting Council and taught by GH Business alumnus, Mojib Kazimi.

Laptops are optional since the event is in a computer lab.

Pizza will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: GH 301 
More information: 
Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training event page
Tickets: Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training tickets


Friday, Oct. 26

GHAC – Advanced Microsoft Excel Training

Learn advanced level functions of Microsoft Excel such as pivot tables, goal seeking, macros and more, hosted by the Guelph-Humber Accounting Council and taught by GH Business alumnus, Ravinder Dhami.

Laptops are optional since the event is in a computer lab.

Pizza will be served from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: GH 301 
More information: 
Advanced Microsoft Excel Training event page
Tickets: Advanced Microsoft Excel Training tickets


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Smash the stereotypes at new Tetley break room

Kaela Johnson | Life

Tetley is offering women the opportunity to “smash stereotypes” at Toronto’s Tetley Super Tea Break room to launch their new collection of Super Teas and celebrate women.

Participants will be suited in protective gear and left in a closed room with a baseball bat where they can smash teacups marked with stereotypical words used to diminish women.

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The Tetley Super Tea Break room is free and will be open at 639 Queen Street West at the following days and times:

  • Friday, October 19 – 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 20 – 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 21 – 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Click here to book a room.

Tetley’s Super Teas are the first collection of teas in Canada to be made with vitamins and minerals, which participants will be able to taste at the event.

  • Boost
    • Berry Burst – Strawberry and Raspberry flavour
    • Contains Vitamin B6 which improves energy metabolism

  • Immune
    • Lemon and Echinacea flavours
    • High in Zinc, which contributes to the normal function of the immune system

  • Antiox
    • Tropical – Mango and Pineapple flavours
    • Contains Vitamin C, which acts as an antioxidant


All images by Tetley.

Top events on campus: Week of Oct. 15

Kaela Johnson | Campus

Welcome back!

Here’s our weekly round up of the top events happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Seasonal Hiring Fair

Looking for a job? Students can bring their resumes and put those interview skills to use! At the Seasonal Hiring Fair you can learn about part-time and full-time opportunities.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location:
Atrium


Wednesday, Oct. 17

Career Services and GHPLS – Law School Lab

Are you interested in applying to Law school in the future? Career Services and the Guelph-Humber Pre-Law Society is hosting the Law School Lab where students can get useful information about Law school. An alumnus from GH and current student at Osgoode Hall Law School is giving insight on what it’s like to be a Law school student and tips on how to successfully apply. Attendees are invited to bring a copy of their Personal Statement to get reviewed.

Time: 4:15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Location:
GH 425


Thursday, Oct. 18

Resume & Interview Skills Workshop

A workshop to prepare second year FCSS students with resume and interview skills needed in order to apply for field placement in the winter semester.

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Location:
GH 416

GHCA – Ramen Noodle Challenge

The Ramen Noodle Challenge hosted by the Guelph-Humber Consulting Association is a team based competition where attendees approach problems using Human-Centred Design.

Participants will present a 15 minute presentation on your solution with a five minute question period to a panel of industry experts and judges.

Prizes are as followed:

  • First place: A large grand prize pack
  • Second and third place: Two small prize packs for 2nd & 3rd place teams.
  • A certificate of accomplishment for all participants.
  • Medals for the top three teams.
  • An award for the most valuable insight.
  • A human-centred design expertise award
  • GHCA Swag.

Time: 5:10 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location:
GH 301
More information: 
Ramen Noodle Challenge event page
Tickets: Ramen Noodle Challenge tickets


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Top events on campus: Week of Oct. 1

Kaela Johnson | Campus

Happy October!
This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Monday, Oct. 1

DECA – Intro to Cases

Learn about cases at DECA‘s day long Introduction to Cases event. There will be information sessions about the different fields of business where you can get tips on how to present and memorize cases and more!

Time: 10 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Tickets: Intro to Cases
More information:
DECA – UGH Facebook
Schedule:
General Management: 10 a.m. – 11a.m., GH 303
Accounting: 11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m., GH 303
Finance: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m, GH 301
Management Consulting: 2:15 p.m – 3:00 p.m, GH 301
International Marketing: 3:00 p.m – 3:45 p.m, GH 301


Tuesday, Oct. 2

Psi Chi – Information Session

Psychology students are invited to join the Psi Chi society at their information session to learn more about the society, how to apply and meet the executive team!

Time: 11:40 a.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Location: GH 302

GHPLS – Alumni Night

Hear about possible career paths from Guelph-Humber alumni at the Guelph-Humber Pre-Law Society‘s second annual Alumni Night. Wear your best business attire and mingle with alumni who are working in criminal justice or with the government, those attending law school and more. The event is free and food will be provided!

Time: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Location: Seventh semester room (Humber College)
More information: 
Alumni Night Facebook
Tickets: Alumni Night


Wednesday, Oct. 4

Alpha Phi Sigma – Wrongful Conviction Day

Celebrate the fourth annual Wrongful Conviction Day with Alpha Phi Sigma with fun activities in the atrium such as mugshot simulations and trivia, followed by two wrongfully convicted individuals sharing their experiences.

Time: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: North Atrium, GH 123 and GH 425
More information: 
Alpha Phi Sigma Facebook
Register: Wrongful Conviction Day form
Speaker schedule:
William Mullins Johnson: 11 a.m., GH 123
Jamie Nelson: 3 p.m., GH 125


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Top events on campus: Week of Sept. 24

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Tuesday, Sept. 25

The Avro Post – Senate by-election Debate

It’s voting week for the candidates of the Senate by-election!  Learn more about the candidates at the Senate by-election Debate, hosted by World Editor, Jacob Argintaru. It will be filmed live on our Facebook page.

Read more about the candidates here.

Time: 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.
More information: Senate by-election debate Facebook page

Humber/IGNITE – Pay-what-you-can Soup Bar Grand Opening

The program’s aim is to eliminate food waste and provide food to hungry students using rescued food from the college, bakeries, groceries and restaurants.

Read more about the initiative here.

Time: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Location: LinX Lounge


Wednesday, Sept. 26

GHBC – Area of Emphasis Event

Are you in the Business Administration program and want more information on what Area of Emphasis you should choose?

The Guelph-Humber Business Council (GHBC) is hosting an Area of Emphasis event where attendees can learn more about Areas of Emphasis and learn what careers are available, and meet Guelph-Humber alumni.

Time: 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:
GH 301
Tickets: Area of Emphasis tickets
More information: GHBC Facebook page


Thursday, Sept. 27

Take Back the Night March

March in solidarity of survivors of sexual assault and violence at the third annual Take Back the Night march. Participants can make a sign in support of the march from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location:
LRC main concourse
More information: Take Back the Night

KinSoc – General Meeting

Kinesiology Society is hosting their first general meeting of the year. Meet their executives and learn the events they have planned this year!

Time: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Location:
KZ207, beside Humber’s sleep lounge


Friday, Sept. 28

GHAMA –  Digital Design Workshop

Interested in creating your own business card but never knew how? Join Guelph-Humber Advertising and Marketing Association (GHAMA) for their second annual Design Workshop! Learn cool design techniques using Adobe InDesign that are bound to make your business card an eye catcher!

This FREE one-day class is CCR eligible and is taught by former GHAMA president and GH alumna, Arienne Johnson.

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Location: GH 323
Tickets: Design Workshop tickets
More information:
Design Workshop Facebook page


Image of University of Guelph-Humber by Leonardo Yokhana/The Avro Post

Humber College launches pay-what-you-can soup bar

Kaela Johnson | Report

Non-profit organization, Feed it Forward, has teamed up with Humber College and IGNITE for a pay-what-you-can soup bar initiative. 

The program’s aim is to eliminate food waste and provide food to hungry students without a limit on how much students can eat.

The food will be prepared by executive chef and founder, Jagger Gordon and his team, and uses rescued food from the college, bakeries, groceries and restaurants.

The soup bar will be open on September 25 at Humber College North’ campus’ LinX Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Featured image from IGNITE.

Top events on campus: Week of Sept. 17

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Tuesday, Sept. 18

Humber Dance Company Audition

Have a passion for dance? The Humber Dance Company is hosting their hip-hop team auditions and secondary general team audition.

Time: 6 p.m. –  9:30 p.m.
Location: Humber College Student Centre
More information: Hip-Hop Audition Facebook Page


Wednesday Sept. 19

Library Services Welcome Event

Learn how the library can help you with your research assignments. If you fill out a quick survey, you can have some cotton candy!

Time: 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: GH203


Thursday, Sept. 20

Welcome to GHCA

The Guelph-Humber Consulting Association is hosting their first event of the semester! Meet their executives, and learn about the society and the events they have planned this year!

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Location: GH303


Image of University of Guelph-Humber by Leonardo Yokhana/The Avro Post

Top events on campus: Week of Sept. 10

Kaela Johnson | Campus

This is our weekly round up of what we consider the top events that are happening at the University of Guelph-Humber/Humber College North Campus. 

Guelph-Humber has a number of back to school events to help you adjust to university life and Humber College’s IGNITE has TWO fun filled frosh events you can attend!

Monday Sept. 10

Enrich & GHworks
Learn how to apply for campus jobs using GHworks.
Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Location:
Drop-in, GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: 
Atrium

Self-Care & Mindfulness
A workshop on mindfulness and wellness during the school year with Randi-Mae, a UofGH alumna.
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location:
GH 202

CliftonStrengths: Groups & Teams
A workshop where attendees learn how to successfully work in groups using the CliftonStrengths program.
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location:
GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 
Atrium


Tuesday, Sept. 11

Library Basics
Learn about how to research and use GH’s library resources for your assignments.
Time: 
10:00 am – 10:30 am
Location: 
GH 202

Enrich & GHworks
Learn how to apply for campus jobs using GHworks.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: 
Drop-in, GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: 
Atrium

Self-Care & Mindfulness
A workshop on mindfulness and wellness during the school year with Randi-Mae, a UofGH alumna.
Time: 
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 
GH 425

Tuition & Scholarships
Talk to someone from Financial Services about financial aid and scholarships.
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: 
GH 324

Gear Up for First Year, Academic Advising
A workshop for first years on how to stay motivated and organized throughout the school year.
Time: 
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Location: 
GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Location: 
Atrium

IGNITE Frosh Part One
Rapper Fetty Wap will be performing at IGNITE Frosh 2018 part one after Anders, a Toronto-based artist!

The first 400 attendees will receive a “fetty-pack”. Free food and alcoholic drinks will be served but are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The event is 16+ and those who are legal can purchase alcoholic drinks in a 19+ area.

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Universal Eventspace, 6250 Hwy 7, Vaughan ON
Tickets: 
IGNITE Frosh – Fetty Wap
Important details:
IGNITE Website – Fetty Wap


Wednesday, Sept. 12

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am 
Location: 
Atrium

Get Involved! Be Informed! Fair
Find out how to get involved in societies and services on campus.
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 
Location: 
Atrium

Research Boot Camp
Learn how to efficiently do research for upcoming assignments.
Time: 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm 
Location: 
Library Services, GH 202

FYE Workshop: High School vs. University
First Year Experience leaders will be hosting a crash course on what to expect in university.
Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm 
Location: 
GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm 
Location: 
Atrium

IGNITE Frosh Part Two
Rappers Smokepurpp and MadeinTYO will be performing at part two IGNITE Frosh 2018!

The first 400 attendees will receive bandanas. Free food and alcoholic drinks will be served but are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The event is 16+ and those who are legal can purchase alcoholic drinks in a 19+ area.

Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Universal Eventspace, 6250 Hwy 7, Vaughan ON
Tickets: 
IGNITE Frosh – Smokepurpp & MadeinTYO
Important details:
IGNITE Website – Smokepurpp & MadeinTYO


Thursday, Sept. 13

Stress Management
A workshop on how to deal with stress and anxiety.
Time: 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Location:
GH 202

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: 
Atrium

Tuition & Scholarships
Talk to someone from Financial Services about financial aid and scholarships.
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: 
GH 324

Future Alumni Event
Learn about the Student-Alumni Mentorship program and what being a GH alumni entails.
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 
Atrium

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 
Atrium

FYE Workshop: High School vs. University
Time: 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Location: 
GH 302

CliftonStrengths: Groups & Teams
A workshop where attendees learn how to successfully work in groups using the CliftonStrengths program.
Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: 
GH 225


Friday, Sept. 14

Meet & Greet, Career & Placement Services
Find information on how to have the perfect resume and cover letter for placement, part-time work and grad school.
Time: 10:30 am – 11:00 am and 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: 
Atrium

GHAMA Members Meeting
Interested in advertising and marketing? The Guelph-Humber Advertising and Marketing Association is hosting their first members meeting! There will be refreshments.

Time: 1:00 pm
Location: GH 125


Image of University of Guelph-Humber by Leonardo Yokhana/The Avro Post

TTC to add new express routes

Kaela Johnson | Report

The TTC will be adding new express routes across Toronto starting in early fall. 

Old express routes will be renumbered to a 900-series number to distinguish from other TTC vehicles.

New and renumbered routes as of September 2 include:

New routes:

  • 902 Markham Road Express
  • 913 Progress Express
  • 937 Islington Express

Renumbered routes:

  • 984 Sheppard West Express
    Replaces 84E Sheppard West, with peak period service extended between Sheppard Station and Weston Road.
  • 985 Sheppard East Express
    Replaces 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket. A new 985B Sheppard East Express will operate during the peak periods between Don Mills Station and Meadowvale Road.
  • 905 Eglinton East Express
    Formerly 198 U of T Scarborough Rocket.
  • 925 Don Mills Express
    Formerly 185 Don Mills Rocket.
  • 927 Highway 27 Express
    Formerly 191 Highway 27 Rocket.
  • 935 Jane Express
    Formerly 195 Jane Rocket.
  • 939 Finch Express
    Formerly 199 Finch Rocket.
  • 954 Lawrence East Express
    Formerly 54E Lawrence East.
  • 960 Steeles West Express
    Formerly 60E Steeles West.

New and renumbered routes as of October 7 or later include:

New routes:

  • 952 Lawrence West Express
  • 989 Weston Express
  • 929 Dufferin Express

Renumbered routes include:

  • 924 Victoria Park Express
    Formerly 24E Victoria Park.
  • 900 Airport Express
    Formerly 192 Airport Rocket.
  • 903 Kennedy-Scarborough Centre Express
    Formerly 131E Nugget.
  • 941 Keele Express
    Formerly 41E Keele.
  • 944 Kipling Express
    Formerly 188 Kipling South Rocket.
  • 945 Kipling Express
    Formerly 45E Kipling.
  • 953 Steeles East Express
    Formerly 53E (replaced by 953B), 53F (replaced by 953A) Steeles East.
  • 986 Scarborough Express
    Formerly 86E Scarborough.
  • 995 York Mills Express
    Formerly 95E York Mills.
  • 996 Wilson Express
    Formerly 186 Wilson Rocket.

Featured image by Daily Hive.

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