Lending his voice to mental health

By Chris Whan   Spirituality, mental health and drug and sexual abuse were all points touched on by Theo Fleury when he discussed his book “Playing with Fire” in front of students on March 6. Beginning with his humble roots in rural Saskatchewan, Fleury took the audience on...

Students put up guards

By Breanna Adams On Jan. 9, 2014 a city-wide alert was issued for everyone to be on their guard for a man who has been linked to at least three sexual assaults that have taken place in Ottawa over the past 17 months. With news like this being printed and broadcasted anxiety can...

Giving ‘The Breath of Life’ to Newborns

By Safia Hashi A sixty-second window of opportunity, the “golden minute” is the difference between life and death for a newborn entering the world. The Breath of Life Campaign wants all babies to have a fighting chance at life. This team of Algonquin teachers and students are...

Students partner up with police

By Safia Hashi Ottawa Police Services recently asked PR and television broadcasting students to create a collaborative PSA outlining the dangers of distracted driving. Enitled “One Text One Change,” the announcements are competing online for views in an effort to warn the...

Filmmaker killed in accident honoured

By Lauren Khalil The death of a camerawoman on a movie set in Georgia has triggered tremendous support within the international film community and has led to the ‘Slates For Sarah’ movement, which has made its way to Algonquin. Sarah Jones’ death is a result of unsafe working...

All you need is puppy love

By Lauren Khalil For the second year in a row, the college’s Student Support Services sought to alleviate student stress with some puppy love on Jan. 27 and Jan. 29. Merlin, the Australian shepherd, golden retriever and “Humane Society special,” as his owner, Nancy Trus, likes to...

Students fend off winter woes

By Breanna Adams   January is known as the most depressing month of the year due to its approximate nine hours of sunlight per day and cold, bone-chilling weather.   Students at Algonquin have not been enjoying this month despite the short warm streak that the second...

Winter blues, so college tubes

By Chris Whan   Laughter and merriment were in abundance as the Student Services Office held its annual tubing trip to Edelweiss Jan. 18, a welcome respite from the dark days of January. “I think the fact that you’re getting outside and having fun and enjoying your time with...

H1N1 targets young adults

By Myriah Saulnier   The peak of flu season is upon us and type A (H1N1) influenza is the most common flu virus this year causing 26 confirmed deaths to date across Canada, according to the Canadian Medical Association Journal website. People aged 20 to 65 are being hit...

Haiyan hits home for college community

By Rattus Norvegicus The recent typhoon in the Philippines struck a little closer to home as the lives of several Algonquin students and faculty members were irrevocably changed by the destruction. In a bid to help them and the countless others affected, a bake sale was held on...