Algonquin’s student paper goes rogue during faculty strike

With the Ontario college strike proceeding into its fifth week, Algonquin College journalism students are taking campus media coverage into their own hands. The Algonquin Times is built into the curriculum of the journalism program at Algonquin, where second-year students submit stories for publication in return for a grade. The paper reports on campus issues and is published every three weeks. However, several days before the strike, journalism classes were told by the Algonquin College Students’ Association to cease production out of respect for the faculty. Devyn Barrie, a second-year journalism student at Algonquin and the campus government editor of the paper, said he and a small group of students decided to go rogue and continue publishing under the name […]

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Carleton students raise awareness for violence against men

The Ottawa Men’s Refuge, supported by fourth-year sociology students attending Carleton, hosted a panel discussion about domestic and sexual violence against men on Nov. 9. The event, titled “Coming Together In Conversation,” took place at the Heron Road Community Centre.   The Ottawa Men’s Refuge is an emerging service that will eventually allow men who are victims of domestic violence to call a hotline if they are experiencing a crisis. After the hotline is created, the group hopes to have collected enough funds to create a shelter for male victims.   “I believe anyone who has experienced violence deserves support,” said Matt Schaaf, of the Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women’s I can MANifest Change Program, when he addressed the […]

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Review: GCTC’s Ordinary Days

It’s not uncommon to be unsure of which path in life is the right one to follow. With so much opportunity, but so little knowledge of what is out there, many people fall into a regular routine that involves the same steps repeated over and over again. It’s hard to see the big picture when we feel so small. The Great Canadian Theatre Company’s Production of Ordinary Days completely captures the finesse of this idea, as it centers around four characters, all attempting to overcome the individual challenges they face in New York City. The play features only four characters and one solo pianist.   Directed by Eric Coates, there was a clear focus on simplicity. With his skillful direction, […]

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SHAD Carleton smashes award record

The SHAD Carleton team, Kameleon, recently won an unprecedented five out of seven awards at the annual John Dobson Entrepreneurship Cup on Oct. 26, besting 800 other Canadian high school students. SHAD is a summer entrepreneurship and enrichment program for high school students, that runs for the duration of July. It allows students to expand their skills in the STEAM fields—science, technology, engineering, arts, and math—while attending lectures, participating in labs and workshops, and testing innovative ideas. Kameleon’s winning idea consisted of a paint formula applied to roof shingles that turns black during the night to absorb heat, and white during the day to repel and reflect heat outwards, changing colour like its namesake: a chameleon. The invention allows the […]

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Opinion: Prioritize Remembrance Day

Holidays are some of the most important times of the year. Whether it be Thanksgiving, Easter or Christmas, we make it a priority to surround ourselves with family and friends. One holiday that our entire generation, as well as commercialism as a whole, seems to forget about falls on Nov. 11—Remembrance Day.  It shows up on our smartphone calendars, and people love getting photos with members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF).  When it comes to actually supporting our soldiers and veterans, many people turn a blind eye. Remembrance Day becomes overshadowed by Christmas after Halloween has passed, even though it is almost two whole months away.  We seem to forget about our soldiers, some of which were our grandparents […]

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