The number one spot for number two

It’s something all of us do. There’s even a children’s book written on the topic: Taro Gomi’s Everyone Poops.

Vaccine value medically proven fact

All children should receive the basic immunizations that doctors suggest before attending public school, unless they have a medical or religious exemption. In Canada, it is unconstitutional to make vaccines mandatory. Only three provinces have requirements of all public school...
Posted On 20 Mar 2015

Show some respect

  The OCAA needs to wake up and treat their athletes with the respect they have earned with their play.

Step-by-step improvement

The Canadian Mental Health Association says that about one-in-five Canadians will develop a mental illness at some point in their lives. Bipolar disorder is a mood disorder, a type of mental illness where people experience severe mood swings that alternate between feeling...

Negativity brings positive change

Unfriendly feedback may drag you down, use insight instead to improve your work Infuriated and with a furrowed brow – I didn’t even know what a furrowed brow was until then – I stared at my computer screen. A classmate of mine had posted one of my Times stories to a popular...

The Perks of being a wallflower

During my high school senior year, I was looking for a sense of belonging. I was searching through the hallways or, frankly, anywhere I could find it. Finding that belonging has never been easy for me. Those lonely lunch hours led me to going home for lunch a lot, my main comfort...

Nothing but the truth

Times had some first hand experiences with recent breaking news on campus When the news broke Feb. 3 about Awso Peshdary being accused of terrorism, the Algonquin community was shocked that a jihadist recruitment operation could allegedly be running on campus. I was not one of...

Oodles of noodles

Being a full-time student is costly and government funding doesn’t always help When I told my friends and family that I was going out of town for school, the general response was “College, huh? Guess you’ll be eating a lot of mac and cheese and ramen noodles!” I thought this was...

Touching in girls’ hockey

On Feb. 3, the National Post published an article about a Toronto girls hockey league whose coaches were told that there was to be no touching of any kind with their players. The email sent out said no “putting hands on shoulders, slapping butts, tapping them on the helmet,...

Don’t paint ACMSA with a broad brush

Don’t rush to judgment. While it’s tempting to criticize Algonquin’s admissions and screening systems following recent reports in the Times and other media outlets, the true problem at hand is the intended actions of a very few – most notably Awso Peshdary, a 2014 graduate of...