Food and Drink Blog: Fall in love with squash pasta

While September was a real scorcher in the capital, that hasn’t prevented stores across Ottawa from proudly displaying cheesy Halloween decorations in every shade of orange imaginable, and pumpkin spice lattes are back for better or for worse.   But fall doesn’t have to be just overused Instagram photos of fallen leaves with too much saturation applied.  Fall produce—pumpkin, squash and the like—is known for being both incredibly tasty and easy on the wallet.  As an added bonus, feel free to stock up on as much squash as you can this season, since it’ll keep for ages in your pantry. With that being said, here’s an easy recipe that I can guarantee is far more than the sum of its […]

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CUSA budget affects changes to Oliver’s, Haven Books

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) council passed its operating budget for the year, with major financial changes to businesses such as Oliver’s Pub & Patio and Haven Books. This year’s budget features $2.4 million in funding, roughly $200,000 more than what was approved last year. The largest area of change is directed towards Oliver’s. Whereas last year’s overhead costs for paper supplies and other disposable cutlery came to just over $23,000, the decision to switch to reusable dishes and cutlery have lowered its budget slot to only $8,000, resulting in $10,000 in savings even after purchasing the new tableware. According to Gavin Resch, CUSA’s vice-president (finance), one of the main issues in previous years was the food quality at […]

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Consent Team educates new students

Every fall, incoming first-year Carleton students are presented with information they need to adjust to university. On Sept. 2—the first day of Fall Orientation—students and parents met the “Consent Team,” a new initiative to fuel a conversation about consent and sexual violence on campus. The team was championed by Kelsey Gilchrist, the co-chair of Our Turn Carleton, a student-led sexual violence prevention initiative. The idea then received additional support from Equity Services and the Student Experience Office. According to Jenna Lambert, the program co-ordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services at Equity Services, the team is made up of 16 student volunteers. Lambert said in an email that the team aims to inform students and their parents about campus resources and […]

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Our Turn steps up to stop sexual violence

Student groups are coming together to fight sexual violence at Carleton by drafting a new sexual violence framework. Our Turn Carleton—led by the Carleton Human Rights Society, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Graduate Students’ Association (GSA)—was formed following a survey email in May and consultations asking students about sexual violence on campus. Representatives of Our Turn Carleton kicked off the initiative after CUSA and the GSA began searching for an alternative to the current Sexual Violence Policy in March. According to Caitlin Salvino, co-chair of Our Turn Carleton, the university’s Sexual Violence Policy was not “survivor-centric” enough and failed to thoroughly consult students. Our Turn Carleton was formed and leaders drafted three goals for a new framework: eliminate […]

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U-Pass to switch to new “smart cards”

Carleton students’ U-Passes will be changing over to smart cards, after the cards were tested in a pilot program by the University of Ottawa (U of O), Saint Paul University (SPU), and Algonquin College last summer. The change of U-Passes to smart cards, subject to begin this summer, overlaps with the new fare gate infrastructure being built along the O-Train Trillium and Confederation lines, which will be operational later this year. According to Pat Scrimgeour, director of transit customer systems and planning at OC Transpo, there will be almost no difference between the old and new U-Passes. “There is absolutely no difference, except the smart card will have embedded technology inside that will allow it to be tapped at a […]

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