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Over 90 students at 300 person journalism conference infected with suspected norovirus

Jan 20 2012 in News by Erwin Melocoton, Staff Reporter

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When people started leaving the keynote speaker early, few noticed something was wrong. Eventually, the situation escalated with several delegates vomiting everywhere possible due to a possible viral infection. Almost a fifth of the attendees of the national student journalism conference NASH74, held by Canadian University Press (CUP) in Victoria, B.C., were infected by what [...]

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On the Ledge: Internet revolution

Jan 20 2012 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton, On the Ledge

There’s no doubt that in today’s state of music it’s a different market from the past, especially for a genre like hip-hop. The way hip-hop is produced for the masses has changed drastically. I don’t mean this from a technical standpoint referring to music as sound, but more in the sense of how we are [...]

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Music Review: Gorillaz – The Singles Collection

Jan 20 2012 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton

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Gorillaz The Singles Collection Virgin Records A lot of times, singles collections are just money grabs with record execs hoping to squeeze out the last remaining support the the band has into a few bucks. Fortunately for the Gorillaz, it doesn’t seem to be that way. Unlike a lot of other artists, whose singles are [...]

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Searching for answers

Jan 20 2012 in Sports by Erwin Melocoton, Assistant Sports Editors

Men’s basketball team drops another two games this weekend, losing streaks hit 10 It seems like there are no answers right now, yet even more questions pop up every game. The Warriors men’s basketball team dropped their 9th and 10th games in a row. Nine out of those ten have been losses by double digits, [...]

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Music Review: Mac Miller, Blue Slide Park

Jan 13 2012 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton

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Mac Miller Blue Slide Park Rostrum If you were to run into Mac Miller on the street you wouldn’t think anything of it. His image isn’t built on the same foundation as most artists in his genre. Rather he’s your typical suburban teenager, which defines Miller more than anything. To those unaware of who this [...]

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On the Ledge: What Hip-Hop is

Jan 13 2012 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton

So this is it, the inaugural piece for my column. If you don’t know what to expect, I‘ll start by saying you shouldn’t know what to expect. Whatever there is to be said about hip-hop, it’ll come through this column at one point or another. But I’m not here to insert random urban vernacular associated [...]

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Weight off his shoulders

Jan 13 2012 in Sports by Erwin Melocoton, Assistant Sports and Living Editor

Paul Bousfield is currently the top junior bodybuilder in Canada. He currently holds the CBBF Natural Physique title. Photo: Stephen Kearse

Waterloo student stands out as a world class body builder Walking on campus or sitting in class, Paul Bousfield seems just like any other Waterloo student trying to make his way. Quiet, polite, and somewhat timid, there’s nothing that wound indicate Bousfield is a world–class body builder. That is, of course, until you seem him [...]

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Music Review: Childish Gambino – Camp

Jan 6 2012 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton

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Childish Gambino Camp Glassnote Is he witty? Yes. Is he smart? Yes. Does he understand hip-hop? Maybe. That question right there is the critical inquisition regarding Childish Gambino as an artist. At the heart of Camp, there seems to be a struggle between defining himself within the context of hip-hop and yet at the same [...]

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Looking toward the future

Dec 2 2011 in Arts by Erwin Melocoton, Staff Reporter

Things are changing and the way I see myself is, I don’t want to be old school or new school but true school, just be an artist. Courtesy P. Casso

k-os took some time during his West Coast tour to talk about the evolution of his sound, whether audiences can handle a double album, and how Canadian hip hop is becoming more Americanized After over a decade of prominence in the Canadian hip-hop scene, artist/emcee k-os is a leading figure in the scene as an elder [...]

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Head coach suddenly quits Warriors’ football program

Nov 25 2011 in Sports by Erwin Melocoton, Assistant Sports and Living Editor

Former Warriors head coach Dennis McPhee stepped down on Tuesday, November 22, citing personal reasons. Imprint Files

Two years removed from a scandal that rocked the CIS football world, the Waterloo Warriors leader Dennis McPhee has resigned. The, now former head coach of the Warriors football team, served five years in that capacity, leading Waterloo to a 7-25 record during that span. McPhee cites personal reasons for his resignation, such as wishing [...]