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Senior Editors: Magan Carty, Aadil Naik, Liam Fox, Cameron Ryan, Rory Friend


Older generations leave no opportunity to remind us that the decades prior were harder. There was more struggle and effort in everything, and the current era is easy. A walk in the park. But the last two years proved them woefully wrong.

Since COVID-19 surfaced in late 2019, the world has seen over 490 million confirmed cases. Over six million of those have been fatal. Relentlessly, the virus pummelled humankind. What used to be a breath of fresh air became an inhalation of fear and uncertainty.


Exams and final assignments are not the only reason students tend to stress out around this time in the second semester. Finding a new place to live is also high on their priority list. Many leases end in April or May and students in residence have to be out soon after their last exam.

For students who want to move out of residence after their first year, they have to find housing typically on their own or with their parents' help. Finding a place to live that is affordable, safe and practical is only getting harder as the housing market is at an all-time high.


The Algonquin College Students' Association celebrated the official opening of the ARC on Monday, April 4 with speeches by the college and SA's presidents, a visit by the mayor, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and building tours.

The 125,000 square foot Jack Doyle Athletics and Recreation Centre, located to the northeast of the Student Commons across from the residence building, has been open to students and staff since Sept. 27.


A Beacon of hope for students
by: David Rotel

Project Lighthouse launched a new student peer support space called The Beacon on March 15, which serves as a confidential, non-judgmental and safe space for students to speak about any problems they are facing.

"The Beacon is all about peer support. It's students helping other students," said Sarah Crawford, the sexual violence prevention and harm reduction co-ordinator of Algonquin College.


A series of dodgeball games took place at the Jack Doyle Athletics and Recreation Centre recently.

The event, called dodge the stigma, was organized by the club. is a nationwide organization with chapters in every province and territory. is a charity aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues and providing resources for people struggling with their mental health.

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