Pembroke downtown campus brings buzz

By: Joseph Cacciotti Algonquin’s Pembroke Campus has ignited the growth and development of the city since it first opened on Oct. 4, 2012. The effect was immediate, as many students visited local businesses, which in turn, began adapting to their new clientele. The new campus is...

E-cigarettes smoke competition?

By: Brandon Gillet & James Lipsett There are no rules to prevent the use of E-Cigarettes by students or staff in Algonquin’s buildings. That’s according to Brad Zanth, Chief of Security Services at Woodroffe campus. “There is no College policy on electronic cigarettes and...

City still hopes for Presto chango

By: Rory MacDonald-Gauthier OC Transpo has expanded its user base for the Presto pass from 10,000 to 12,000 riders, after the company handed out 10,000 free passes earlier this month. Students who were unable to collect the free pass can order one from the company’s website at a...

Mental illness awareness enhanced

By: Christopher Mines SA President David Corson knows firsthand about mental illness. Corson, 48, served in the military for over two years. He is a widower and has a 20-year-old daughter. One of his first experiences with depression occurred as a young Mohawk College student.

Net working to fight malaria

By: Liam Berti Algonquin is in first place in the Spread the Net Student Challenge, leading all Canadian post-secondary schools in fundraising with less than a month left in the competition. The Spread the Net Foundation is a grassroots campaign started by Rick Mercer and former...

Thunder volleyball teams spit out Fleming

By: Steven Chmielash & Patrick L. Smith Both of Algonquin’s volleyball teams had successful weekends at home when they hosted Fleming College. Back on Nov. 2, 2012, Fleming and Algonquin’s men’s volleyball teams duked it out on Fleming’s home court, and the Knights came out...

Purrfect pest control solution

By: Hillary Robert As an alternative to pesticide use, the horticulture program adopted Ginger to creep through the foliage and hunt the vermin that attack their crops. As a health conscious and cost effective alternative to pesticides, the Algonquin College horticulture program...

The disability no one talks about

By: Jessie Archambault The Centre for Students with Disabilities is trying to eliminate the boundary between abled and disabled students in regards to academic success. “We don’t focus on the disabilities,” said Toni Connolly, the centre’s manager. “We support students that...

Intramural sports kick off for the semester

By: Josh Wegman Intramural volleyball, basketball and floor hockey in the gym, and soccer and touch football in the dome, are underway. Algonquin has provided intramural sports since the college opened in 1967.  It’s a tradition now.

Quidditch tournament a magical experience

By: April Luesby The Algonquin quidditch team attended a tournament hosted by Ottawa University on Jan. 19. Three other schools attended the snowy, cold event, including a visiting school from New York, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as well as Ottawa University and...