Point/Counterpoint: Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

Flavour savers are still highly popular for Movember but are we missing the cause?               By Rory MacDonald-Gauthier “Nice moustache, man! What’s the name of your team? How much have you raised for Movember?” “Raised? What are you talking...

Humbled by Humber Hawks

By Liam Berti With the first heavy snow fall of the year billowing down in forceful blasts on the Twin Elm Rugby Park, the Thunder men’s rugby team punched their ticket to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association rugby finals. Despite having to constantly clear the snow to...

Television is today’s cave art

By Joseph Cacctiotti     I can’t escape it; the TV is on across the house and the muffled sounds of the actor’s voices can be heard through the door. Silence is not an option; it is expected of me. I won’t turn on the radio, or make any noise because I know what will...

Pay up or shut up

By Dani-Elle Dubé       Canadians have had a free ride in a fancy ambulance for a long time and now it’s running out of gas. The numbers are in and they’re not pretty. No, I don’t mean those of gas prices, I’m talking about our health care system. We’ve abused it...

University no guarantee

By Stephen Ducharme   I sometimes feel my university experience was akin to a one-night stand, or at least a really short-term relationship. However much fun you had, or how much you feel you’ve learned, once you get that last exam in, that’s it: you’re done. Don’t come back...
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On being fat, funny and fabulous: An interview with Debra DiGiovanni

By Rachel Aiello   Comedian Debra DiGiovanni had the entire Commons theatre roaring with laughter on Nov. 13. The show unfolded in her favourite comedy show form, with two openers Nick Reynoldson and Monty Scott —who she’s known for several years and could easily be...

Getting a leg up on the competition

By Steven Chmielash     Dmitry Klishch It would be an understatement to say that Dmitry Klishch was outmatched at the 2013 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference student poster competition on Oct.20-23 in San Jose, Calif. Klishch, a second-year mechanical...

Online program a pathway to trailblazing

By Dali Carmichael   What do you think of when you hear the word “trail?” Do you see a small group decked out in their Mountain Equipment Coop apparel, clasping their Nalgene water bottles while stomping along worn paths in clunky hiking boots? Or perhaps you envision a...
Maria Silvasi, Josh Hayes, Amanda Karam and Cecilia Garcia display shoeboxes filled with school supplies. About 30 boxes were donated by students.
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Operation Christmas Child a shoe-in

By Jessie Archambault  Interior decorating students filled shoeboxes with school supplies, accessories and toys for children in need as part of the Christmas shoeboxes initiative earlier this month. “If it’s about helping, I’ll do it,” said Cecilia Garcia, 21, who participated...

Ambitions meet at school open house

By Stephen Ducharme   Sutton McKay has ambitions to be a pilot. The tuition however makes the young visitor to Algonquin’s open house skeptical he will be able to pay his way on his own dime. “I don’t want to get stuck in a student loan,” he said. “But the aviation program...