By: Justin Humphries
In an effort to showcase their home-grown short films, general arts and science students and faculty are working to host the ninth annual Algonquin movie night April 18.
After being graded and judged based on their quality, the best films will be rewarded. General arts and science students have been working all year on their films.
Stacy Corneau, a first year general arts and science student, opted to help coordinate and promote the movie night over the semester.
By: Sophie Desrosiers
The stage is set with a rainbow flag backdrop, symbolizing pride in the capital. A crowd is gathering in front of City Hall, ready to kick off another day of celebration. The sun is shining, but with a high of only 20, performers and fans alike are able to keep cool and stay comfortable.
Backstage, she’s getting ready. Nerves are building as she glances in the mirror one last time, making sure the sweep of black and blue eye shadow is still well in place, and her full lips have just the right amount of a subtle pink lipstick on them.
With one last adjustment of her nun costume, she walks out with three others like her. It’s August 25, 2008, and with her first step on stage, Jade London is born.
By: Patrick Smith
The Algonquin Common Theatre was filled with the sounds of the 1960’s on Thursday night, as a tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons rocked the night away in front of an energetic crowd on April 4.
Oh, What a Night, the tribute and musical revue written by a Motown producer, saw George Solomon, Josh Woodie, Rick Sornberger and Paul Holmquest sing for two hours, starting the night off with the song that provided the title for the event, December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).
By Jason Valladares
Talk of job placements, Photoshop, and classroom memories bounced off the walls at the Lieutenant’s Pump on Elgin Street on March 14, as the third-year graphic design students held a fundraiser for their upcoming grad show in May.
“It’s also a great way to celebrate our last day together as a class,” said Reneé Depocas, a third-year graphic design student.
Depocas also said she felt the event was “wonderful” and she was “really touched by (the Lieutenant’s Pump) generosity” in hosting the event for the design students. The Lieutenant’s Pump also offered to donate 10 per cent of all bar sales to the fundraising effort.
By Dani-Elle Dubé
Roses are red, violets are blue, students celebrate the end by Going Out with a Bloom.
This year marks the final annual Spring Horticulture Show, a longstanding Algonquin tradition hosted by second-year students of the horticulture technician program.
The show’s end comes as a result of the phasing out of the horticulture technician program and replacing it with horticulture industries, a modified, condensed hands-on program that introduces technology and moves the classroom outdoors.
The new program emphasizes outdoor aspects of horticulture practice rather than greenhouse operations likes the technician program.
Going Out with a Bloom is this year’s theme and the preparation for the ten-day-long event began in the summer.
By Tyler Dubreuil
Algonquin’s Approaches to Sustainability class will be holding an exhibit in the Student Commons this Monday, from 9 a.m., to 12 p.m.
With Earth Day approaching, the exhibit will focus on green technologies and sustainability.
“The purpose is to engage the campus, to engage the faculty, staff and community of algonquin and not to mention, the students about sustainability,” Jason Smith, professor of approaches to sustainability said.
The exhibit will hold 10 booths, focusing on topics varying from fair trade to bio-mimicry, to a study of the implications a bottled water ban would bring.
By Steven Smeall
The Monday Morning Minute, an email-based project started by the Centre for Organizational Learning, is off to a strong start.
A Monday Morning Minute is an email that is delivered to faculty members. Each email consists of information that is of personal interest to the faculty.
The project began officially Feb. 4, when the first edition of the email was sent. Since then, new editions have been released every Monday, with a new focus in each email.
When the project was in works, the project plan was to make it so that faculty would be provided information that is just enough, just in time, and just for them. Through the updates already released, these goals are being met.
By Josh Wegman
Many students fear they may have to lower their expectations when looking for a job right out of college. But this isn’t the case for bachelor of hospitality and tourism management student Cassie Doyle.
Doyle was accepted as a management trainee into the Starwood management training program at the Ottawa Westin hotel. It accepts just eight out of 800 applicants each year across the country.
“I was ecstatic when I found out I got in,” said Doyle. “I was surprised, but extremely happy and grateful.”
Doyle, who is in her fourth and final year in the bachelor of hotel and tourism management program, will be part of the first graduating class this program has seen.
By Brooke Timpson
It’s that time of the year again and many students are dealing with the end of the semester crunch: projects, papers and employment are at the top of most to-do lists. But for one Algonquin student, college studies are a key part of her summer plans.
While international business management student Adrienne Marshall won’t be in a classroom this summer, she will be using the skills and knowledge she acquired at Algonquin during her internship with the Canadian embassy in Washington, D.C.
“I was a history and poli sci major and that didn’t really help me find a job,” said Marshall, who completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa.
Marshall will be working on commercial policy and international business development with a focus of cyber security during her four-month internship.
By Alex Quevillon
The winners of the Algonquin Reads competition have been announced.
Students were expected to read Terry Fallis’ novel The Best Laid Plans.
The following are profiles of this year’s winners.
Cassandra Serre, 20, is taking business accounting at Algonquin and won for her essay comparing Terry Fallis’ novel to real-life politics in Canada.
“I’m into politics,” said Serre. “I talked about the parallels between the novel and real-life political issues in Canada. I was shocked, because at first I wasn’t even going to enter the contest. And it ended up winning, so I was pretty excited.”
While the piece was meant to have a bit of a serious political tone, it felt like a conversation-starter, Merriam added.