Algonquin Yelps with Christmas gift ideas

By Katie Dahl Clothing, skin care, jewellery and baked goods, all with a touch of the bazaar were available at Algonquin. On Saturday Nov. 29 the Commons played host to a number of local businesses and artisans as part of Yelp Ottawa’s totally bazaar. The event was the company’s...

Graphic design students go environmentally friendly

By Elizabeth Mabie   Second year graphic design students were challenged by their professors to redesign and build packaging for products that use little material and are environmentally friendly. Designing is an ever-changing industry and that is exactly what Algonquin’s...

Doing God’s work

By Elizabeth Mabie When Algonquin students in residence were seeking a spiritual leader to guide them in their Christian walk, Philip Kim stepped up to help. “I think being able to minister and help college students is so vital,” said Kim. “Especially those who come a church,...

Engineering tech fair shows off

By Daniel Katz It just snowed and there’s ice and slush all over the sidewalk. The snowplows haven’t come by in a few days and you have to walk through a pile of the white stuff to get to the bus. Now imagine you could walk down the street in -30 degree weather a few hours after...

Choosing an alternative spring break

By Steph Hulse While many students will be lying on beaches or relaxing at home during February’s reading week, 11 Algonquin students will be travelling to Jinotega, Nicaragua to help make a change. Karen Chiarelli, co-curricular and volunteer coordinator will be leading a group...

Marketing students get top five in provincial marketing competition

By Lauren Khalil Five Algonquin marketing student teams placed in the top five at this year’s Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition hosted by Georgian College in Collingwood. The main events began the morning of Nov. 21 after a few technical difficulties.  The 16-member team...

Connections sells #ottstrong shirts for PTSD

By Lauren Khalil Algonquin is helping give back to the family of fallen soldier Nathan Cirillo and first responders facing PTSD through the sale of locally made t-shirts. Local volunteer firefighter, Alex Paquette conceived the idea with a buddy to make a difference.  Paquette...

Santa has some holiday helpers

By Connor Lynch The Spiritual Centre and Connections are pulling together to try and make sure every child gets a gift this Christmas with the introduction of the Angel Tree program. The program, which kicked off Monday, Dec. 1, is aimed at students attending the college in...

Consent is key

By Samantha Long   It’s your first date with the cutest guy in your class. Things are going well and you’re sitting on the couch, knee-to-knee, looking into each other’s eyes. Suddenly, he leans in and asks “can I kiss you?” You laugh, maybe out of awkwardness; you’ve never...

U-Pass finally in transit

By Nicholas Hodge In an online referendum that saw participation from 40 per cent of full time students at Woodroffe campus, Algonquin decided that it’s time to implement the U-Pass. Of the 6,177 votes cast in the referendum held from Nov. 17 to 21, over 5,000 said yes and just...
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