Common grounds give students space to play, reason to stay

By: Mike Power The beginning of the new school year marked the much-anticipated opening of Algonquin’s newest building, the Robert C. Gillett Student Commons. The multi-year construction project wrapped up just in time for the fall semester, with the new Student Commons playing...

Post-secondary life is tough, so get used to it

By: Aaron L. Pope Life is hard, but it’s not a disease. It didn’t take Macleans magazine long at all to announce to the world that there is a mental health crisis – emphasis on the word crisis – in Ontario’s post-secondary institutions.

Thunder women remain undefeated, beat Sting 3-1

By: Ian McAlpine Their perfect season is still alive. The 6th nationally ranked Algonquin Thunder woman’s soccer team remained undefeated with a 3-1 win over the Seneca Sting on Sept. 22. Veteran midfielder Jaymie Baldree led the way for the Thunder with a goal and an assist....

Strong second half spurs soccer success

By: Ian McAlpine The Algonquin Thunder women’s soccer team took to the pitch on Sept. 15 for their home opener where they shutout the Durham Lords 3-0 for their second win of the season. Third-year midfielder Julie Paul scored the game-winning goal in the first half while rookie...

Knights thumped by Thunder

By: Ian McAlpine The Algonquin Thunder women’s soccer team finished off their home opening weekend with a 6-0 victory over the Sir Sanford Fleming Knights on Sept. 16. After being held scoreless in her first two games, striker Sabrina Solymar got on the board in a big way by...

Staff ratification vote goes through, prevents strike

By: Maryam Mirza After an ongoing negotiation of nearly three months, on Sept. 10, Algonquin staff voted to ratify the collective agreement for the next two years. Eighty per cent of votes across all three Algonquin College campuses were in favour.

Credit where credit is due

By: Aaron L. Pope For students wanting to change their academic goals after spending some time in college or university, it can be difficult, time consuming and sometimes an expensive proposition. According to Algonquin College’s registrar, Kathryn Moore, a study completed in...

Final sendoff for former president Gillet

By: Laura Clementson Hundreds of guests gathered in the Marketplace Food Court Aug. 30 to pay tribute to outgoing president Robert Gillett. “To see so many of my friends from the last 44 years here, it just feels so good and it feels like maybe I have made that contribution to...

Students’ new spiritual centre

By: Zachary Rankin “I used to think that all Muslims were terrorists before I became a Muslim.” That’s the view of Mohamed Ali Farhat who, along 50 other Muslim students from Algonquin, Carleton University and University of Ottawa, gathered for an afternoon prayer on Sept. 14 at...

Algonquin counselling services helps stressed and depressed

By: Sabrina Bedford September often signals a new start for students, but according to a September 5th article in Maclean’s magazine, not everyone is feeling so refreshed. The article takes an in-depth look at the mental health crisis occurring across Canadian university and...