May 12 – What’s in a Name?

12 05 2010

Your name is your first label. It identifies who you are to the rest of the world. It’s actually an incredibly important part of who each of us is. Yet we don’t get any say in what our name will be – unless you’re Picabo Street. At the same time most names have a long history to them, our parents put a lot of thought into the decision or the name is passed down from generation to generation.

How did you get your name? How does it define you? If you had the opportunity would you rename yourself or keep it? If you were to rename yourself what would it be and why?

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May 12 – Brendan

12 05 2010

You’ve done it. You’ve finally finished school and it’s time to move out on your own and face the world. But where would you move to? Would you stay close to home and continue to live in the community you grew up in? Or would start your future life in a new place? Will you go where your career takes you? Or will decide on the place in the world you want to live and start a career there?

If you could live the rest of your life in any place, where would you choose and why?

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May 12 – Gabi

12 05 2010

If you could “boldly go where no man has gone before” in the spirit of the original Star Trek series, where would you go? If you had the ability to travel to any planet or corner of the galaxy where would you go and why?

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May 5 – Fiona

5 05 2010

Everyone loves a nice warm drink on a cold day or a refreshing cool beverage to break the heat of a sticky summer afternoon.

For some it’s the best part of an early morning hockey practice to stop at the local Tim Horton’s for a warm drink and Timbits (at least that’s what their TV commercials tell me anyway).

For others perhaps it’s the status of a crisp white cup with its prominent green circle held in their hands that just screams, “Yes, I am sophisticated enough to order a unique drink from Starbucks!”

But what do you prefer? Is it Tim Horton’s of Starbucks?

Where do your brand allegiances lie? Do you stick with the simple goodness of a great Canadian company? Or do you prefer the unique possibilities of a custom-made to order drink from Starbucks? Or maybe you can’t stand the thought of chain-beverage companies and you hunt out that perfect cup of steaming hot chocolate from a local independent coffee shop. Whatever your preference, your readers and beverage companies everywhere want to know!

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May 5 – Remy

5 05 2010

Do you cheer for the team from the city closest to you? Or do you follow your favourite player and cheer for whatever team they are on? Every has different reasons for settling on a favourite team but this week I’d like to know what that favorite team is and why. So, what is your favorite NHL team?

Or if you’re not a hockey fan, what is your favorite team? Soccer, baseball, lacrosse, basketball, synchronized swimming, bobsled, it doesn’t matter, why are they your favorite above any other team out there?

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May 5 – Bianca

5 05 2010

We all use them and some may consider themselves addicts but which one is the best? Social-networking sites are pretty powerful tools and in many ways have taken over how the average person uses the internet. Which social-networking site do you think is the best? MSN, Facebook, Skype, Twitter or some other yet to be discovered site?

Be sure to explain why.

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May 5 – Wyatt

5 05 2010

Calling all hockey fans, now is your chance to make it official and document your predictions! One simple question to answer – What do you think is going to happen in the Stanley Cup Playoffs?

Be sure to give an explanation for your choices and try to post your opinion in a way that holds the attention of the least interested hockey fans.

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