Politics blog: General Kelly as Chief of Staff could change things

The sheer number of articles written with a “Turning Point in Trump Presidency” headline should probably lead one to avoid making a similar pronouncement, given that Donald Trump seems to be rather set in his ways. Therefore, in an effort to gain distance from those pronouncements that now appear naive, this article will proceed with the premise of a “potential” turning point. How’s that for a stark contrast? Trivial differentiations aside, considering all the events of Trump’s tumultuous tenure to date (hindsight being 20/20, of course), the appointment of General John Kelly as the White House chief of staff, replacing Reince Priebus who was fired after just six months, has the potential to be a major turning point in the […]

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Letter: China, E.U. will trump climate change

After Miami has been swallowed by the Atlantic, and the smog over the Great Plains becomes so thick farmers are reminded of great clouds of locusts, perhaps we can all look up and see a potential silver lining in U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord. As  America shies  away from global leadership on climate change, the European Union and China are stepping in to fill the void. The day after Trump announced on Twitter he would be leaving the Paris Accord, the E.U and China issued a joint statement ahead of their annual summit, held June 1−2 in Brussels. The document reaffirmed their collective commitment to the emissions reduction targets and underlying norms of the […]

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Students propose bringing a general assembly to Carleton

The Carleton Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) held a meeting on March 23 with the goal of establishing a general assembly as the highest decision-making body within the university’s undergraduate student union. Currently, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives hold the highest decision-making power in CUSA. The proposed model would “give students direct control of the politics of the student union,” said Christian Splinter, RSM member and chair of the meeting. “This way CUSA can be truly held accountable by the student body.” He said the general assembly would be open to all full-time undergraduate students and would meet at least once per semester. At the meeting, any student could propose a motion, which would then be voted on by […]

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Women’s hockey narrowly defeated

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team lost 3-2 to rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees in a shootout on Jan. 19 at the Ice House. The match was the fifth and final in a regular season series that saw the Gee-Gees win every game. Ravens forward Annie-Pier Tremblay opened the scoring on the power play with a tip-off of a point shot from captain Tawnya Guindon midway through the first period. “We worked a lot this past week on the power play. So that’s why we scored one and had some very good scoring chances,” said Ravens head coach Pierre Alain. The game started to open up more in the second period. Undisciplined play led to seven total […]

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Ravens prepared for rematch with UOIT

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team had the offense rolling in their game on Jan. 7 against the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) Ridgebacks at the Ice House. The Ravens thrashed the Ridgebacks by a score of 8−0, with forwards Brett Welychka and Brent Norris notching three points each. “We came out with the right mindset tonight. All four lines contributed to the win,” said Ravens head coach Marty Johnston. Ravens captain Michael McNamee opened the scoring midway through the first period and the team never looked back. The Ravens added one more later in the period, then two in the second, to give them a commanding 4-0 lead after 40 minutes. Despite the stranglehold they had, the […]

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