A lesson in bus etiquette

By Elizabeth Mabie Anyone who rides the bus to school and gets off at Baseline station is probably familiar with this scenario. The bus is already packed with people getting off at the same stop and others continuing on, so it’s a struggle trying to squeeze past. What doesn’t...

Bill C-36: Reconstructing Canada’s prostitution laws

By Nicholas Hodge   In the same stubborn way they have refused to adopt sensible evidence-based policy regarding drug and environmental issues, the federal Conservatives have pushed through a bill that will put the lives of sex workers in danger. Earlier this month Justice...

Week for the weakened: should college have reading week?

By Safia Hashi   Eleven of the province’s 20 publicly funded universities have allocated time off for students in either October or November. Algonquin students should benefit the same. The University of Ottawa offers students a break from Oct. 13 to 19 while Carleton allows...

Opinion: Celebrities the face of change?

By Aidan Cullis From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to women’s issues, celebrities are placing themselves front and center to use their privilege to raise awareness and promote their charitable organization work. Throughout history, celebrities have donated their time, money, and...

Opinion: I am influenced

By Breanna Adams I like to believe, that only I influence my decisions and opinions. I decide what I like, what clothes I wear and most important how I get my views. But let’s be serious, no person hasn’t been influenced by something or someone. When I was little my mom told me...

Celebrity nudes leak sparks conversation about consent

By Emma Rick-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,...