Tuesday, August 11, 2015
It was October 23, 1993 when Joe Carter hit the famous walk-off home run that won the Toronto Blue Jays their second of back-to-back World Series titles.
13 days later, I was born.
Friday, May 29, 2015
|Ahmed Tahir will serve as HSF President for 2015-16 (Photo via Craig Bagol)|
He was sweating. Three months of campaigning, shaking hands and posting posters around the school. The polls were closed. Matters were out of his hands.
“I was so nervous,” said Tahir, a 23-year-old who served as vice-president of student life at North campus for the past year. “I remember the room was quiet, everyone was smiling and telling each other they ran a great campaign, but you could definitely feel the tension. My stomach was churning.”
Then the results were in. And with 34.6 per cent of the vote, Tahir won. In his first act as president-elect, he called his mother.
“Immediately after that, I turned my phone off,” Tahir said. “I knew everyone would call or text me once the news broke, and I just wanted to unwind.”
That night, he went for a steak dinner with friends to celebrate the results.
“It was the juiciest steak I ever had. I think I asked for medium.”
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
|Austin Puim (right) plans on becoming a fire fighter|
The 19-year-old is in his first year in Humber College’s pre-service firefighter education and training program, hoping to work in a field that’s similar to playing on a team.
“I know it’s cliche, but I love helping people,” said Puim, who grew up in Cambridge, Ont., before enrolling at Humber. “Firefighting is a rare chance to work in a team-atmosphere and help out in the community.”
Puim was captain for his high school team’s Monsignor Doyle Mustangs, where his work ethic on and off the ice was an example of leadership and maturation.
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Warning: This story contains mature subject matter.