Health & Fitness: How to enjoy the holiday feasts and festivities guilt-free

It’s the hap, hap, happiest time of the year, and you know what that means: more food and drinks than your student budget could ever afford. Nothing screams the holiday season like having three plates of turkey dinner with your family and topping it off with a bowl of candy cane ice cream and a hot chocolate with Bailey’s (because I know we’ve all done it). But with feasts come high calorie counts, feeling bloated, and for some of us, a little bit of guilt. So how do you enjoy the holidays as guilt free as possible you ask? Well, lemme tell you. First thing’s first. Forget crash diets. I can’t stress this enough. I hate crash diets more than […]

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Health and fitness blog: Four tips for the beginner yogi

This one goes out to all my yogi-wannabes who are a little hesitant about diving into the world of yoga. Just a couple of months ago I had little to no knowledge about the practice of yoga or what to expect, and can honestly say I was scared to step barefoot into my local studio. But #NoRagrets right? If you’re currently wanting to get some feel-good exercise in and maybe de-stress a bit, but are intimidated by your amateur moves, consider these four tips to get you on your way to becoming the next yoga guru. Watch yoga tutorials on YouTube This is the first (and cheapest) step to figuring out if yoga is truly for you. Yoga videos are […]

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Food and drink blog: Eating for free in the capital

As is the case with most students, myself included, spending money on food is one of the most annoying expenses we encounter while living alone. One never truly appreciates their parent’s bountiful cupboards until they’re left with only a can of tuna and a slice of bread to eat for dinner. Having lived in Ottawa on my own for three years now, I’ve found the key to snacking on a low budget: free food samples. So, if you’re like me and love nothing more than a tasty snack at a great price (free!), here’s your guide to the best places to get free samples in Canada’s capital. Whole Foods: Typically known for its over-priced groceries no student could ever dream […]

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Ravens rugby defeat Gaiters

The Carleton Ravens women’s rugby team went out with a bang at their final home game, defeating the Bishop’s Gaiters 34-19 on Oct. 11. Despite a slow season for the Ravens, the team was able to pull through at their last home game and put a win under their belt. The Ravens got off to a rough start as the Gaiters’ skilled outside centre Erika Scott scored the first try of the game and—paired with a successful conversion—brought the score to 7-0 in just the first minutes of the game. Ravens player Olivia Merritt was quick to respond with a break through the Gaiters’ defence and landed a try in their end zone. A successful conversion kick by the Ravens’ […]

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Rugby team drops fifth straight

The Carleton Ravens lost their fifth game in a row as they fell to the McGill Martlets 35-0 at Molson Stadium on Oct. 3.  The Martlets took an early lead in the first half of the game with three tries and a conversion. Martlets players Michelle Blair, Sarah Wimmer, and Bianca Della Porta were able to power through the Ravens’ defence and score, while Caroline Suchorski kicked for the successful conversion. A bad move by the Ravens resulted in a penalty and the Martlets responded with a three-point penalty conversion, furthering their lead 20-0 by the end of the half. The Ravens continued to fall behind the Martlets early into the second half with Blair scoring her second try of […]

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