Health and Fitness blog: Kick your caffeine habit

As we approach the end of second semester, the caffeine crave is REAL. With assignments and final exam preparations in the works, it can be tricky to stay on top of things. Throw in a social life, gym time and a job, and the days can be a real drain on your body. Despite being raised by a family of avid coffee drinkers, I never developed a deep appreciation for the drink. Whether you’re like me, and are not a huge fan of coffee, or if you’re the opposite, and are looking for ways to give coffee the boot, check out the following alternatives—they’ll give you less coffee-breath, but the same guaranteed energy boosts.   Awake chocolate This product is […]

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Men’s basketball wins final regular season games

Though the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team didn’t put on their best out-of-town show of the season this weekend, they were able to return to Ottawa with wins over both Laurentian and Nipissing. The wins capped off the last two games of the regular season, leaving the Ravens with a record of 16-3 and a bye into the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) quarterfinal playoffs taking place March 5 at the Ravens’ Nest. Friday’s game against the Voyageurs saw a tough rally between the two teams, with Laurentian keeping Carleton on their toes going into half-time, although the Ravens maintained a narrow 46-39 lead. In the second half of the play Carleton was able to pick it up and put some […]

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Men’s basketball close out home games with wins

The Carleton men’s basketball team finished off a successful weekend of wins against Laurier and Waterloo, going out with a bang in their last two home games of the regular season. After a 97-60 win against Laurier on Friday, the team kept at it, reaching triple digits against the Waterloo Warriors on Saturday night with a final score of 105-40, making it the second time the team reached the century mark this season. The first quarter saw an impressive lead, with the Raven’s defence giving the Warriors a hard time. The home team trumped the Warriors 27-5 after one, and pushed forward tacking on 31 more points by halftime. The third and fourth quarters saw an even bigger gain from […]

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Women’s basketball finish fifth

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team kept busy over the Christmas break playing in the Thunder Selects CIS Holiday Classic. This year marks the first time Carleton was selected to play in the fourth-annual exhibition series. The classic, which took place Dec. 28-30, was held at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax and featured eight varsity women’s teams from across the country. The Ravens came out of the tournament with a fifth place finish after defeating Lakehead University and Dalhousie University, but losing in a close game to the University of PEI (UPEI) Panthers. Head coach of the Carleton women’s basketball team Taffe Charles said the tournament allowed the players to shake off some rust coming out of the holiday season. […]

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Ravens figure skating plan for year ahead

After a busy season, the Carleton University Figure Skating Competitive Club looks forward to another year on the ice this upcoming September, according to head coach Laura Kilpatrick. “It was a really good season, and we had the biggest turnout this year since the team started,” Kilpatrick said. “Even though we only had two competitions this year, lots of skaters had their best seasons.” Kilpatrick took the position of head coach last season after being assistant coach for the team for the past couple of years. “I like being able to see people improve throughout the year,” she said. “Also, because I was on a varsity team myself, I know how hard it is to balance everything, so it’s really nice […]

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