Creative Writing Blog: Untitled poem

Soft skin and rosy cheeks Small waist, don’t waste Away your youth Tick tock chimes the time The only enemy you can’t beat Harsh sun and white skin Fairy Tale mandates and Fabled demands Prostrate yourself before your idols (gods?) of perfection Glares and piercing stares Silent judgements Scrutiny Jealous rages and harmful remedies Mirrored in mirrors we find Our worst enemy Tear down the idols (adulterous idolatry)—or are they real? Dull fingernails tear at flesh Greedy fingers gouge at the soft, innocent eyes Tear her down, cut her up Take anything you want She wants, I want Everything Raise yourself up (don’t fall down) A goddess made of skeleton and false promises

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Finding art in a love for labour

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) smells different. There’s a warm scent of fresh-cut wood in the air, born out of the display taking up much of one corner. Sectioned off with wooden pegs and thick rope, Marc Courtemanche’s project, “The Studio,” is one of many art installations and pieces that make up part of CUAG’s summer exhibitions. It’s a new take on an old trade. For the summer, the gallery will play host to three exhibitions looking at handmade and craft art, and its place in the often hierarchal art world. “For a long time within the art world, craft has always had this lower status,” Heather Anderson, curator of the exhibition Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary […]

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Coat check comes to exams

Students will be able to check their coats and bags this exam season. Scheduling and Exam Services (SES), Student Affairs, University Safety, and the Carleton University Students’ Association are partnering up to offer coat checks to students. There will be two coat-check stations located outside of the Ravens’ Nest, which will be operated by volunteer student groups and available on a non-mandatory donation basis. Where previously students had to leave their bags and coats at the front of the hall, the coat check will offer a better level of security. “The money would go to the student group scheduled for that day,” said Jamie Carmichael, the manager of Scheduling and Exam Services. The groups could then use that money for […]

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Prof fired for asking students to stomp on the word ‘Jesus’

A Florida Atlantic University professor is on forced leave after asking students to stomp on pieces of paper labelled “Jesus.” Deandre Poole, who taught a class on intercultural communications at the university, has been suspended from teaching classes, keeping office hours, and being present on campus, according to the Miami Herald. The activity required students to write “Jesus” on paper and after a period of reflection, stomp on it, according to the Herald. They were then supposed to discuss how that made them feel. The classroom activity left members of the community in an uproar, and even caused Florida governor Rick Scott to write a letter to the university asking them to investigate. In the letter he wrote that he […]

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