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 The Ottawa running community has a lot to be proud of. On October 18th, runners from all over the city came to participate in the 9 Run Run race in support of mental health awareness and the Do It For Daron Foundation. Do It For Daron, or D.I.F.D as it is...

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...

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...