Algonquin’s RSM Takes Back The Night

By Steph Hulse Participation in a downtown “Take Back the Night” rally by five Algonquin students has spurred them to seek to begin a similar movement here. The Algonquin College Chapter of the Revolutionary Student Movement attended the Take Back the Night Event on Oct. 8, and...

Purple couch signifies mental health initiative

By Safia Hashi   Olga Jach took a seat on the purple couch located on the second floor of the Student Commons building. While that doesn’t sound impressive, the brave library information student, who struggles with anxiety, took a big step—or seat. The Purple Couch...

Sick Students Don’t Need Doctors Note

By Christine Roy Fall marks the unofficial start of the cold and flu season and while the H1N1 crisis of 2009 has altered Algonquin’s protocol requiring doctor’s notes to explain absences, some faculty may still require it. While the teachers themselves go by a case-by-case...

Rob Dyer skates to the Commons for a cause

By Emma Rick-Hyde   When Rob Dyer lost his mother, a friend and two of his grandparents to cancer all within six months of each other, he refused to let it beat him. Their deaths inspired him to make a difference, and so he and a few friends started the charity Skate4Cancer...

Putting an end to slut-shaming and victim-blaming

By Alicia K. Gosselin Despite the frigid air, several women stood in the crowd grinning and baring their butt cheeks. Over 150 people showed some skin and support on Sept.14 when they strutted down Elgin Street for the fourth annual SlutWalk Ottawa – an event that challenges...

Sexual violence app raises awareness

By Aidan Cullis The Ottawa Coalition To End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) has teamed up with campuses and organizations across the city to create a campaign based on bystander intervention to address sexual violence. The campaign hit OC Transpo buses and campuses in late...

Marc Kielburgur talks to college, preaching volunteerism and leadership

By Jennifer Siviero To create lasting change in the world, young people must be empowered, active, local and global agents of change. This was Marc Kielburger’s message to students, staff, and faculty when he took the stage at the Algonquin Commons Theatre on Sept. 8. “Charity...

Real Challenges for Victims of ALS

By Myriah Saulnier It was 1948 and Jeanette Arsenault was waiting on her bike outside the post office where she worked. Rufus Doucet – also known by his nickname Sam – saw her and without hesitation walked up to her to ask her to the dance that night. She said...

LGBTQ Needs Positive Space

By Myriah Saulnier Faculty are doing what they can to be supportive of members of the LGBTQ community by getting involved with a new campaign by student support services called Positive Space. Positive Space provides college personnel with training that helps to ensure all LGBTQ...

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...