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Hi again! And welcome to our second newsletter in 2023!
Midterms are coming, but so is the spring. Go for a walk, have some fun, why don’t you? 
Listen to the birds singing, the snow melting and life waking up from winter. 
Appreciate the times when life on campus is getting brighter, warmer and friendlier. The Times is here to help you see all the wonderful things our campus has to offer.
In this newsletter, Alex Lambert covered the Comfortably Numb concert, where he had the opportunity to interview the whole band that recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. 
“The moment I shook their hands, it felt like a movie. It was an experience of a lifetime,” Alex said. 
 We are glad to mark the end of your week and the beginning of the second half of the semester. Best of luck with your midterms! Don’t worry, reading week is right around the corner! 

Times editorial team: Kate, Jayme, Arty and Kerry
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A long time ago, there lived a village man who was given the wisdom of the entire world. He greedily kept it for himself. He decided to put it all in his calabash – a container – on top of the coconut tree. He then tied this calabash in front of him and instructed his son to wait at the bottom.

His son reminded him to put the container on his back so it wouldn’t break. The father, however, threw the calabash against the tree, furious that his little child was smarter than he is. The calabash broke and all the wisdom inside reached the entire universe.

Algonquin College’s audience listened attentively to this African fable on wisdom told by Masabo performer, Jean Pierre Makosso on Feb. 7 in the Student Commons.

by: Alex Lambert

Working to uphold their pledge to offer audience’s the most psychedelic Pink Floyd experience in Canada, tribute band Comfortably Numb has sold out the Algonquin Commons Theatre every time they’ve played it since it opened in 2016.

The band’s sell-out show on Jan. 28 was no different.

“The band is honest just about what it does,” said the band’s founder Azim Keshavjee. “We know were not Pink Floyd. We’re playing our music. We love what the fans feel about the music. We love the music.”

And from the cheers resounding in the audience in between songs, there was a lot of love to go around.


The assignment in a mixology class in the H-building one February afternoon was to make an alcoholic coffee. Ed Sheeran was singing from the professor’s laptop, the students’ glasses were clinking and everyone was about to put some whipped cream on top of their drinks. Instead, there was a shout.

“Stop everything! Don’t put that on your drink!” said Patricia Becket. The class stopped. Beckett had accidentally sugared a batch of whipped cream with salt. The class laughed at the mix-up. So did Beckett. Then she whipped up a new batch. This time with sugar. That’s what she does – she never takes herself too seriously.

Patricia “Pat” Beckett, is studying bartending at Algonquin College. 


Students hope cricket receives more exposure as intramurals begin
by: Noah Simmons

Cricket intramurals have started at the dome in Z-building.

Every Wednesday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. you’ll find players on the field, bowling toward the wickets, scoring runs and trying to get the batsmen out.

This addition to Algonquin’s intramurals allows cricket enthusiasts to compete on the pitch.

Vanshaj Chuttani, a first-year computer programming student at the college, decided to join since he used to play back home. “I’m in mad love with cricket,” Chuttani said. “Thought I’d pursue it.”


There were 13 candidates undergoing a series of interviews for the Board of Directors positions at Algonquin College Students’ Association as of Feb. 7.

Nominations for 2023-2024 Board of Directors election wrapped up at 4 p.m. on Jan. 20. Candidates who satisfied the nomination requirements by collecting no less than 50 endorsements were qualified for the interviews.

The Board of Directors is made up of full-time Algonquin College students who have paid all Students’ Association membership fees. Each November, nominations open to fill the seats on the board for the next academic year. The Board of Directors is responsible for voicing students’ needs and concerns to the Algonquin College administration.

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