New autistic centre on campus

By: Matthew Houston The first semester of college can be a harrowing experience. For many students it’s their first time away from home, their first taste of both freedom and responsibility. But for students with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), sometimes it isn’t...

Algonquin takes a stretch for new yoga courses

By Dylan Conway-Hartwick During the day, Vanessa Tran works as a computer mentor in the college’s Blackboard support department. But in her free time, the petite instructor helps students and professors to undo the accumulated stress from sitting at their desks all day – by...

Knit ‘n Knatter program inspires

By Aidan Cullis It’s half past five in the evening on a dreary, early March day. Health services room C142 is filled with the sound of clicking and clinking knitting needles. The room, already painted in a fluorescent lime-green, is even more colourful when registered nurse...

Lifting the veil from Muslim culture

By Myriah Saulnier   Mirehan Oleimy is an 18-year-old, first-year television broadcasting student who fasts at Ramadan, wears a hijab, tries to pray five times each day and doesn’t drink alcohol or eat pork. She knows who she is and is proud to be Muslim. She came to Canada...

Sex, condoms, and dildos oh my!

By Arielle Follett   Condoms flew through the air to the tune of students’ giggles as the sensation of elation filled the corner lounge of the Student Commons on March 12. The Great Canadian Sex Quiz, hosted by sexologist and University of Guelph professor Dr. Robin...

Students excercising in residence

By Dylan Conway-Hartwick   Algonquin students living in residence will now have free, unlimited access to the new fitness room that officially opened its doors on fourth-floor Rosser house Jan. 19.   The room gives students access to a variety of weights, mats, exercise...

Clothes don’t discriminate

By Arielle Follett A former Algonquin student is working with the college’s applied research department to help create a fashion line for people with mobility impairments. Travis Iverson, a self-confessed fashion lover and high-level quadriplegic, came up with the idea through...

Yoga relieves student stress

By Katie Dahl Every Friday in the college’s fitness centre, students can be found with their eyes closed letting go of all the stress and tension built-up over the week. They’re participants in many types of fitness and aerobic classes trying to improve their lifestyles using...

Volunteerism reaps reward

By Myriah Saulnier   Busy lives can make it hard to dedicate yourself to a cause. But these students are known to live for committing their time and hard work for free. Huda Syed, a second-year business administration student, recently had an interview to be a student...

Sports ministry speaks out to student athletes

By Elizabeth Mabie Even the smallest of organizations can make a big impact on student’s lives and that is what Athletes in Action has done for Ottawa students. Mainly stationed at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, Athletes in Action’s main goal is to teach...