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...

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...