Opinion: Celebrities the face of change?

By Aidan Cullis From the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to women’s issues, celebrities are placing themselves front and center to use their privilege to raise awareness and promote their charitable organization work. Throughout history, celebrities have donated their time, money, and...

Opinion: I am influenced

By Breanna Adams I like to believe, that only I influence my decisions and opinions. I decide what I like, what clothes I wear and most important how I get my views. But let’s be serious, no person hasn’t been influenced by something or someone. When I was little my mom told me...

Stop sports sexism

By Arielle Follett Complaints have been made for years about the over-sexualization of women’s sports. Issues have been raised by advocacy groups everywhere about the uniforms women wear, the media’s portrayal of female athletes and the fact that women are not taken seriously. To...

Rape culture still a concern

By Arielle Follett The University of Ottawa has been making waves in the media in recent weeks due to their perpetuation of a societal phenomenon called rape culture. Rape culture is defined by Emilie Buchwald, author of Transforming of a Rape Culture as: “A complex set of...

Putting the pro in procrastination

By Breanna Adams Terror and panic. I’ve experienced both of these emotions every single time I realize that my deadline has arrived. I start to sweat and I feel as if my life is coming to an end. There is one culprit that is to blame: procrastination. Let’s start with Monday and...

Housing nightmares

By Erich Engert The stairs on the front porch are held together by door hinges, the front door hasn’t closed properly in years, a basement support beam keeps falling down and the floors are sinking. Given the number of students that are required to live in the appalling and...

Serving up Super Bowl Sunday

By Eric Thompson When the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos tangle in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2, there is about a one in two chance a person will be watching it. 18.2 million Canadians tuned in for some part of last year’s Super Bowl. It’s become an event that a wide...

Campus parking wars

By Myriah Saulnier As a student who lives in a small town an hour away, I have had no other option but to drive to Algonquin every day and park at the school. Unfortunately, that means paying hundreds of dollars for a parking pass. Student drivers have three main options: pay...

Don’t worry, it will all work out

By Dan Taccone   January 1st marks a period of strife for my fellow gym rats. In come the newbies, out goes the space and available equipment. Talk in the weight room among the regulars stays pretty constant, with many waiting for the newcomers to give up on their...

Point/Counterpoint: contentious Christmas controversy

Merry Christmas to all! By Aaraksh Siwakoti It’s the most wonderful time of the year and hearing Santa Clause say “Ho Ho Ho, Happy Holidays” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. The same argument comes up every year around this time and it’s always about what people should say...
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