More Than Just an Education

The student experience at Mohawk has always included more than just an education, just ask Mohawk’s past Social Convenor, David Best ’71.

In his second year, David recalls his Business Administration class dominating the student elections securing many of the top spots. Tom Cochren and Doug Curtis were elected as Vice Presidents and Greg Cook was elected Treasurer. David’s position, however, was appointed largely due to his background in the entertainment business where he was a member of The Rising Sons band from Burlington, Ontario, travelling across Canada performing while in his mid-teens to early 20s. Continue Reading

Becoming an Adult: 2017 Grads

College prepares you for the real world.

We’ve all heard this before. Students juggle school, work, family, friends, and everything in between. This balancing act provides you with the skills necessary to survive in the real world.

Our three 2017 grads are back to share their experiences over the year. This month, we asked our grads what they think are the stresses of being an adult, how they’re preparing for life after college, and any similarities or differences they are anticipating.

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For the Love of Country Music

guitar bootsProfessional chatterbox, a girl with the gift for gab, radio dj. I’ve been called a number of things in my time here on earth but that last one is definitely my favourite! Since last I blogged, a serious advancement has been made on the career front for one Kat Cullen. I am currently working as an on air personality and promotions director for KX 94.7fm, the #1 country radio station in all of Canada and the #1 radio station of any genre in Hamilton. Wow that feels good to say! This has certainly been a dream job in the making and has taken quite a few years of work to get here. I have bounced around the wonderful world of career-land trying to sort out exactly where I wanted to end up. I worked in television for many years (first in reality tv, then news, then lifestyle) all while keeping my part-time job in radio. Continue Reading

Dreaming Big

girl looking over edge at lake

There are so many things I miss when I think about the tiny northern town I was raised in.

Sunsets that hypnotize you until they’ve completely disappeared, the way the hot summer wind feels against your face despite the blanket of dust that accompanies your dirt road escape, affable greetings whether you’re a perfect stranger or a cherished neighbour, and the way you can close your eyes and allow the loons to sing to your soul.

I can spend days describing all of the things that make my hometown so incredible, whether it be to the families that have spent generations within its limits or even to those that return at the benchmark of a changing season. Instead I’ll share with you how a clear night, a cloudy mind and a sky full of radiating stars spoke to me more powerfully than any other moment in my adult life. Continue Reading

You Are What You Eat

Pizza with tomatoes and cheeseYou are what you eat. So get it close to home.

There’s nothing like the first bite of a homegrown tomato. Sprinkle a little pepper and it’s almost a meal on its own. The farm to table movement has been alive in Hamilton for years; since the late 90’s, LaPiazza Allegra chef Mark Farrugia has been using fresh produce grown in his Father-in-law’s garden. The Bread Bar on Locke Street is built around the use of local ingredients. Other local restauranteurs including The Butcher and Vegan on Barton Street, Aberdeen Tavern in the city’s west end and many others all have constructed menus around seasonal products within a short radius of Hamilton.

With the explosion in popularity of the Food Network, restaurants are even more desired meeting places for experiences with friends and family. Continue Reading