Rapping for Jesus

By Elizabeth Mabie   The Common’s theatre was alive with the sounds of rap, traditional black gospel, and inspiring Christian messages on the evening of Sept. 20. This was the second year One Desire-Glory Pursuit was held and presented by the youth of the Church of...

Lil Jon turns the crowd up

By Nicholas Hodge   Rocking his iconic shades, grills and dreadlocks, the King of Crunk himself looked over a rowdy crowd of Algonquin students packed in front of his stage and decided that they were not turned up enough. “We can turn it up more than that,” he growle...

Students got game, yes they do

By Matthew Houston The Student Commons building was filled with the sound of automatic machine guns, Lady Gaga and exploding Pikachus on Sept. 30 for the We Got Game event held by the Algonquin Student’s Association. Gamers gathered around televisions to watch others...

Yuk Yuk’s brings two Montreal comedians to the Ob

By Daniel Katz   College comedy shows are either reviled or revered by fans for being raunchy, nasty, and dirty. But on Sept. 17 a capacity crowd at the Ob was treated to comedians who didn’t hold back. The show, presented by Yuk Yuk’s, brought two Montreal comedians...

Graduate Film in the Spotlight at SAW.

By Dan Taccone Club SAW’s comfortably dim lights and three-dollar Stella Artois greeted the attendees at the Sept. 13 premiere of the North American screening of a short film produced by one of Algonquin’s very own alumni. A Clean Slate, which was funded in part by...

Arkells get 5-score encore

By Erich Engert Bright lights pierced through a thin layer of fog in the Commons Theatre Sept. 4 as an impatient audience stood by the stage, waiting for the main event to begin. Before long, two-time award winning Hamilton band, the Arkells, composed of lead singer Max Kerman,...

Craig Cardiff, David Myles Play the Student Commons

By Jesse Munro From Craig Cardiff’s gentle, reflective everyman folk to David Myles’ peppy and vibrant acoustic funk, students were exposed to what seemed like the entire spectrum of the singer-songwriter genre on Sept. 15 in the Student Commons. Cardiff was first to take the...

SA Holds Annual Campus Carnival

By Alexandra  Moscato Students returned to school and their childhood Sept. 10 as the Student’s Association (SA) hosted its annual campus carnival. Laughter, tumbling, and shrieks of excitement filled the air on the grounds of the Student Commons. It was the fourth year Algonquin...

Ottawa DJ crew paints the Ob red

By Dan Taccone   The Ottawa-based Aboriginal electronic DJ crew A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) brought its unique, MTV-dubbed “Powwow-step” music to the Observatory on March 20, in a performance punctuated with chanting, war cries, and ATCR’s distinct...

Stories brought to life by pros

By Erich Engert This first Hot House event brought an artistic director and seven professional actors from the New Ottawa Repertory Theatre to bring stories written by scriptwriting students to life in a stage-reading Monday night, Feb. 3. A stage-reading is a form of theatre...