Mightier Than The Sword

By Aidan Cullis It’s called NaNoWriMo. And though it sounds like a character from a Star Wars movie, it’s something Wes Davies takes very seriously. Davies, a first-year scriptwriting student, is one of hundreds of thousands who are working to write 50,000 novels by the end of...

Kicking off United Way campaign

By Alicia K. Gosselin Hundreds of Algonquin students walked through the cafeteria the first week of October and purchased their breakfast for only 50 cents. Gordon Esnard, assistant general manager of food services, decided on a whim to turn his extra shipments of...

Rain doesn’t keep zombies away

By Erich Engert Algonquin Students’ Association and the Fitness Zone employees worked together to make the five kilometer zombie run a bigger success than its previous year. But Mother Nature had other plans. The fun run kicked off in the late morning of Oct. 9 with dark rain...

SuzyQ doughnuts in The Tea Shoppe

By Dylan Conway-Hartwick A merger deal with Algonquin gained a local company new business, spawning from The Tea Shoppe in Connections bookstore. SuzyQ Doughnuts has exploded in popularity after a rep from the shop contacted the college and set up a deal to supply their treats...

Students Begin Herb Garden

By Christine Roy Last April, level three students of the horticulture industries program designed and planted an herb garden near Student Commons. Ever since, students from the culinary arts program have had access to a fresh supply of herbs and a comfortable, gre...

Meditation and mindfulness classes hitting the Spiritual Centre

By Stephanie Hulse The Student Health Resources Centre may seem like an unlikely place for Sandra McCormick’s office, she admits. But as the manager of the Spiritual Centre, its location speaks volumes about the core values of the program.  After all, the centre extends its...

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...
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