Commons gets kick out of Hicks

He’s been throwing down since before college. Now at 35, Canadian-born country singer Tim Hicks has his own College Throwdown tour. “I started playing bars in my mid-teens,” said Hicks in an interview with the Times before the show. “One of the first gigs I ever did, the bar...

Dreams really do come true

  Algonquin’s $1 million commitment to the Children’s Wish Foundation was $5,000 closer to that goal when the event management students hosted a fundraiser at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre March 13.

Juice cup battle

Comedians compete to win over judges It was a battle between #TeamAfrica and #TeamWestIndies at the Algonquin commons theatre when the Juice Cup came to town on March 6.

Camm Hunter rocks the Ob

Rapper from Down With Webster performs his Just Tour solo show It wasn’t a full house at The Observatory on March 5, but the crowd and rapper Camm Hunter jammed out to a mix of old hits and new songs.

Algonquin gets Tough!

Cast and crew members from a play put on by Algonquin theatre students agreed that it takes much more than just acting in order to produce a successful play. The play, Tough!, written by George F. Walker had a three-day run in early march. Sasha Laing, the assistant stage...

Dirty drag queens deliver dildos

All kinds of risque prizes up for grabs “Wet pussy!” screamed Steph Craig at The Observatory as she ran to the drag queen standing behind a table of sex toys to claim her prize. It was a frequently-heard phrase that announced another prize won at Algonquin’s Dirty Bingo event...
Posted On 19 Mar 2015

Short films on short deadlines

Three Algonquin-affiliated groups submitted short films to a moviemaking festival hosted by the Ottawa International Film Festival. It was the sixth year of OIFF’s 72-Hour Film Challenge, where movie teams submitted short films they created within a three-day time frame. “Y...

Swan Lake on Pointe

The Commons Theatre audience was brought to its feet multiple times on March 7 during the sold out Saint Petersburg State Academic Ballet Theatre performance of Swan Lake. As part of its 20 day Canadian journey from Ottawa to Halifax, the troupe landed in front of a full crowd...

Seeing through music’s melody

As Mubarak Farah sat at the piano, playing through a range of beautiful melodies, several students busying themselves at their computers, listening to music or just hanging with friends simultaneously raised their heads, looking over to the instrument in the center of the AC Hub....

Student-run radio station promotes local artists

As the sole radio station in the area that promotes nothing but local artists, Algonquin’s CKDJ 107.9 continues to stay committed to the Ottawa music scene. A community license written up in the fall of 2014 allowed the college to produce a 24-hour radio cycle, playing content...