Celebrity nudes leak sparks conversation about consent

By Emma Hyde   By now, everyone has either seen or heard about the recently leaked nude photos of over 100 female celebrities. But those photos weren’t leaked; they were stolen. The men who leaked those photos did so without any consent from the women they took them...

No NFL for Canada

By Eric Thompson Keep Football out of Toronto In a summer where the NFL has made some terrible decisions surrounding its players, the much-maligned league made at least one smart decision. With the agreement to sell the Buffalo Bills to local businessman Terry Pegula settled...

Don’t blame video game violence

By Brian Craddock After the Columbine Massacre, many people have blamed media like video games for being responsible for the shooters’ actions. As someone who grew up post-Columbine, in an era where violence in media is becoming more common, I feel the impact of violence on...

An Algonquin Guide for new and returning students

By Breanna Adams The new school year has arrived whether students are ready or not. This month may have come as a shock to first year students who may not know their way around Algonquin or exactly what the college has to offer. The 2014-2015 term has many things available to...

Two Space, or Not Two Space?

By Christine Roy When it comes to technology and habit, I sometimes wonder if it’s at all possible to teach an old dog some new tricks. Over the summer, I encountered an article that made me plant my feet and stubbornly refuse change. The man who wrote it, Farhad Manjoo,...

Capping plastic bottle use

By Devin Orsini   How many plastic water bottles do you go through in a day? If you’re like many Canadians and have purchased a reusable water bottle, your answer is most likely very few, if any at all. Unfortunately, there are still many Canadians that use disposable water...

Equal place in cyberspace

By Christine Roy   The very first lesson I was taught about joining massive multiplayer online roleplaying games (MMORPG) was this: never accept gold from random guys. Despite that, I’ve still had my fair share of experiences as a gamer girl. I started playing World of...

Extinguishing Greek stereotypes

By Paige Vonk   The Atlantic, a monthly American magazine, in its March issue carried an article about how terrible fraternities are. “The Dark Power of Fraternities” seriously misguides its readers.   I am a proud member of a local Canadian sorority and to see the...

Rape culture still a concern

By Arielle Follett The University of Ottawa has been making waves in the media in recent weeks due to their perpetuation of a societal phenomenon called rape culture. Rape culture is defined by Emilie Buchwald, author of Transforming of a Rape Culture as: “A complex set of...

Putting the pro in procrastination

By Breanna Adams Terror and panic. I’ve experienced both of these emotions every single time I realize that my deadline has arrived. I start to sweat and I feel as if my life is coming to an end. There is one culprit that is to blame: procrastination. Let’s start with Monday and...