Archive | May, 2013

The Great Gatsby Review

Everyone in high school English at one point has to read The Great Gatsby but it has never been given a definitive film adaptation. Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the title character, with Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Joel Edgerton, Isla Fisher and Jason Clarke joining him in Baz Luhrmann’s fantastical 1920’s New York. Watch the trailer after the jump and then read my review. Although this […]

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Woman’s Volleyball Makes History

The Ryerson women’s volleyball team made history last weekend – becoming the winningest team in the program’s 33-year history, after picking up their eleventh and twelfth victories of the season against Western and Windsor.

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Ryerson’s Lisa Haley to Coach Team Canada

On Thursday, Ryerson women’s hockey head coach Lisa Haley was announced as an assistant on the coaching staff that will lead the Canadian national team at the 2013 World Championship and the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “It’s something lots of women’s hockey players dream about,” said Haley. “Coaches have the same types of dreams […]

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New Children’s Music School To Open in Amherstburg

A modern new way of teaching music to young children will soon be available to local families. Sylvia Samek will be opening a “Music for Young Children” (MYC) school out of her home starting this September. The school teaches young children how to read music and play simple notes on a piano using puppets and […]

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Soccer Season Ends With Fun Day at Larry Bauer Park

The Amherstburg Minor Soccer Association (AMSA) finished another season of house league soccer with a playoff fun day on the weekend at Larry Bauer Park. The younger divisions: squirts, mites, tikes and intermediates played their games on Saturday while the older juniors and seniors played on Sunday.

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Spring is Coming

The temperatures have barely gone above zero degrees in Toronto, but that hasn’t stopped dog-walker George Cornthwaite. “I’m in the park four or five times a week, walking my neighbour’s dogs,” he said while walking Shih Tzus, Toby and Arthur through Allen Gardens. “I like this weather.” Last year Torontonians were walking around in t-shirts as winter […]

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Following Aarti Pole at CBC

Sometimes it is murder; other times it is politics, and sometimes there are stories that CBC reporter Aarti Pole covers that are very unique. “It’s different than a crime that was committed or a bill that is being passed,” says Pole. “It’s a personal struggle that we get a chance to highlight.” Pole is interviewing […]

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Local Baseball Star Jeff Watkin to Play for US School

Jeff Watkin’s many months of training and sacrifice are finally paying off for him as he has accepted a scholarship to play for Grace College in Warsaw Indiana. Playing for the Grace College Lancers, Watkin will be one of the youngest starting catchers in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), as well as the […]

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Lacrosse Returns to Former Maple Leaf Gardens

Last weekend, the Toronto Shooting Stars made their Canadian Lacrosse League (CLax) debut in front of 500 cheering fans at the MAC – the first time lacrosse had been played in the building formerly known as Maple Leaf Gardens in 13 years.

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Habs Season Ends With Loss to Senators

The Montreal Canadiens miracle season ended Thursday night with a 6-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators. The Senators won the series four games to one. PK Subban scored the Habs only goal, but Craig Anderson shut the door, just like he has done all series.

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