Spotlight Shines on Mental Health

By Myriah Saulnier “I courted suicide twice in my career; once 10 years ago and once in 2008,” said Cst. Eli Edwards to a silent and captivated crowd of over 60 attendees at the Student for Heroes event in the Observatory, Nov. 14. The theme of keeping the stigma out of the...

Grad creates program for people with disabilities

By Malcolm Embree For somebody with a disability it can seem impossible to reach educational and professional goals. One development services grad has created a program to help people do just that. Christina Ranieri founded Christy’s Integration, Skills, Day Program and...

Students suit down for homelessness

By Katie Dahl Algonquin students took to the streets equipped only with sleeping bags, socks, a change of clothes, water and hats and mitts over the Thanksgiving weekend to experience 24 hours of homelessness. Community and justice services students participated in the 10th...

Raising awareness for child abuse

By Brian Craddock This month, third-year students in the child and youth worker program have been going out raising awareness about child abuse as part of their class work. Chances are if you walked through campus on Fridays in recent weeks, you saw students wearing purple...

College lacks contraceptive coverage

By Aidan Cullis Despite receiving requests every year for revision, Algonquin’s decision not to offer birth control coverage under the health plan has not seen a referendum on the subject since 1998. When asked if the college receives inquiries regarding the existing policy...

Running for mental health

By Miranda Abraham Runners from all over the city came to participate in the “9 Run Run” race Oct. 18 in support of mental health awareness and the Do It For Daron (DIFD) Foundation. Algonquin students have their part in the success as well. Police, paramedic, and fire fighting...

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 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 and...
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