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...

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...

Spotted: A thirst to get noticed

By Nicholas Hodge If you’ve been trying to get the attention of someone special around campus, there’s a page on Facebook that may be able to help you. Spotted at Algonquin is the largest virtual community of Algonquin students. The Facebook page, affiliated with the college only...

College gets fit with fundraiser

By Emma Hyde A community fitness fundraiser will be hosted by Algonquin’s Pembroke campus Feb. 22, where participants will partake in three hours of exercise and raise a minimum of $100 to support the Algonquin College Capital Campaign. Each participant will be able to choose...

Tattoos: breaking the stigma

By Karine Gareau Although tattoos still hold a certain stigma, today’s generation is much more comprehensive of this form of body art. “My arm says ‘Love is louder’ so I think even that is easily accepted,” said Stephanie Wackid, a student in the esthetician program. “Employers...