Men’s Thunder redeem themselves with Vikings

By Safia Hashi and Mat LaBranche Redemption and recovery were on the minds of the Thunder men’s basketball team on Friday Nov. 21 as they beat out the Vikings 59–45, coming back from a shaky start to the season. The Thunder kick-started the weekend with a strong 14-point lead and...

Algonquin Yelps with Christmas gift ideas

By Katie Dahl Clothing, skin care, jewellery and baked goods, all with a touch of the bazaar were available at Algonquin. On Saturday Nov. 29 the Commons played host to a number of local businesses and artisans as part of Yelp Ottawa’s totally bazaar. The event was the company’s...

Christmas shopping brings out the worst

By Katie Dahl This Christmas will mark my fourth year in a row working at the same clothing company, and sixth year in a row working retail. That means six years of experience with cranky, rushed, and angry last-minute shoppers combined with my own stressful end-of-semester...

Graphic design students go environmentally friendly

By Elizabeth Mabie   Second year graphic design students were challenged by their professors to redesign and build packaging for products that use little material and are environmentally friendly. Designing is an ever-changing industry and that is exactly what Algonquin’s...

Doing God’s work

By Elizabeth Mabie When Algonquin students in residence were seeking a spiritual leader to guide them in their Christian walk, Philip Kim stepped up to help. “I think being able to minister and help college students is so vital,” said Kim. “Especially those who come a church,...

Vegetarianism isn’t always a lifestyle

By Patrick Longchamps It’s been just over four years that I’ve been a vegetarian and it still causes problems for the people close to me. The worst part is that I am not this way for the same ethical reasons most are. I love meat, and that’s the hardest part. Rewind to four...

Women’s Thunder continue their winning streak over Loyalist

By Mat LaBranche Algonquin women’s basketball team continued their annihilation of the OCAA East division with a 73-46 win over the Loyalist Lancers on Nov. 22, leaving them with a perfect 8-0 record as they sit comfortably atop the standings heading into the winter break. The...

Men’s Thunder comes up shy to Loyalist

By Mat LaBranche Algonquin men’s basketball team once again rallied for a late comeback and came up just shy, this time to the Loyalist Lancers, losing 71-65 on Nov. 22. A first quarter which saw both sides trade baskets back-and-forth couldn’t have been a more deceiving...

Engineering tech fair shows off

By Daniel Katz It just snowed and there’s ice and slush all over the sidewalk. The snowplows haven’t come by in a few days and you have to walk through a pile of the white stuff to get to the bus. Now imagine you could walk down the street in -30 degree weather a few hours after...

Choosing an alternative spring break

By Steph Hulse While many students will be lying on beaches or relaxing at home during February’s reading week, 11 Algonquin students will be travelling to Jinotega, Nicaragua to help make a change. Karen Chiarelli, co-curricular and volunteer coordinator will be leading a group...
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