Poor ‘Calibur’ game for Thunder in rugby loss

By: Andrew DiRienzo The Trent Excalibur took advantage of a less than stellar effort by the Thunder men’s rugby team, finishing with a 43-12 victory in what was the last game before the playoffs for both teams. The Thunder came out flat and paid for it as Trent scored three tries...

Nail-biter for Thunder ends in disappointment

By: Ian McAlpine A season in which everything seemed to go right came to an end on Saturday with everything going wrong. The Algonquin Thunder women’s soccer team was defeated 2-1 on penalty kicks by the Centennial Colts in the OCAA bronze medal match.

Thunder edged by Falcons, will play for bronze

By: Patrick Millar For Kelly Avalos, these last few hours must have been an emotional rollercoaster. After being named the 2012 OCAA women’s soccer player of the year this Friday, her and the Algonquin Thunder took on the Fanshawe Falcons in a semifinal game in the OCAA...

SA wrong to threaten rights violation

By: Tyler Costello Students, over the age of 19, are upset because they will no longer be considered students by the city and as a result will pay an extra $20 on their bus passes. What should be of more concern however is how the Student Association chose to deal with that...

Universal healthcare saves lives and families

By: Jesse M. Kelly “I’m really glad you’re advocating for this,” she said. She was the night nurse who was looking after my mother: blonde, curly haired, young, and still passionate about the profession of nursing. What I was advocating for was basically a mitten for my mother’s...

Good policy requires knowing your students

By: Michael Power Sometimes it seems like the college doesn’t understand its students. The way that our generation lives is incongruent with some of the ways that the college operates. One of the most egregious examples of this is that while more and more of our classes require...

Thunder women want back on top

By: Ian McAlpine “Once you’ve been at the top you always want to get back there,” said Everton Senior, head coach of the Algonquin Thunder women’s volleyball team. After dominating the East Region for most of the 2000s the Thunder started fresh in 2010 and have been slowly...

Men’s volleyball go ‘balls-deep’

By: Meg O’Connell After capturing last year’s East Region title, the Algonquin Thunder men’s volleyball team returns to start the new season with their sights set on national gold. “I think we’re going to win everything,” said Alex Oneid, fifth-year player, first-year event...

Thunder reigns

By: Anthony Joseph When the Algonquin men’s and women’s rugby teams descended upon Loyalist College on Oct. 13, the teams were entering play with different mindsets. While the women were trying to maintain their dominance over the East division, the men were looking to have a...

Boarding the ski-lift to gold

By: Janik Shannon His journey began after he was diagnosed with bone cancer and had his leg amputated back in 2003. But today, John Leslie is living the dream that some would have called impossible a few years ago. Leslie, 20, is part of the Paralympic snowboard team and will be...