Marvest boosts local acts

Marvest, a free offshoot of the newly-rebranded CityFolk Festival, showcased over 40 local artists around various venues in the Glebe on Sept. 16 and 17 . Coming into its second year of existence, Marvest saw local musicians playing in non-traditional venues including, Whole Foods and Capital Barbershop, to crowds of music fans. The Reverb Syndicate, Average Times, and Telecomo were among many of the artists playing for Friday’s lineup. Meanwhile, How Far to Mexico, Lovegood, and Saint Clare took the spotlight on Saturday at The Clocktower Brew Pub. Part of Marvest’s appeal comes from its unique choice of venues, according to Joe Reilly, a CityFolk media representative. “We create venues in unusual locations where people don’t normally expect to find musical presentations,” Reilly said. “The […]

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Longtime CKCU host honoured with award

CKCU FM volunteer and host of Reggae in The Fields, Junior Smith, was awarded the United Way Community Builder Award (CBA) on Sept. 10 for his long-term commitment to the Ottawa community. Beginning in 1976 as a 30-minute pilot, Smith has grown Reggae in The Fields (RITF) from a small college radio show to a staple within Ottawa’s Jamaican community, according to United Way. Airing from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. every Saturday afternoon, the organization also said RITF has become the longest-running reggae radio program in Canada, celebrating 40 years this past summer. Smith began RITF while he was attending Carleton University as a student during the early days of CKCU, and has been on the airwaves ever since. […]

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Where to go when you’ve gotta go: The Charlatan’s guide to the best bathrooms on campus

To be an informed Carleton student, it’s important to know your way around campus. Knowing the best place to grab food or a quick caffeine fix is vital information for a university student, but knowing where the best bathrooms are located is insider knowledge. To save you from exploring the multitude of bathrooms across campus, The Charlatan did some investigative reporting to bring you the five best bathrooms on campus. #5 – Best view (4th floor Tory Building) It’s well known to many upper-year Carleton students and grads that the bathrooms on the fourth floor of Tory Building are exceptional. “I feel as though my worries are washed away along with my bowels” said Aaron, a fourth-year interactive multimedia and […]

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Services every Carleton student needs to know

With so many services available to Carleton students and staff, it can be overwhelming to find the right service to help you. The Charlatan has put together a guide for you to find help this Fall. Student Academic and Career Development Services Newly formed this year, Carleton’s Student Academic and Career Development Services (SACDS) combines the forces of career services, academic advising, co-operative education, and the Student Academic Success Centre to create a well-rounded and fully equipped one-stop service. “This amalgamation will allow these four departments to formally begin working collectively . . . when supporting students’ development of academic skills and career goals,” said the SACDS website. If you are in need of assistance or even just need advice […]

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Bluesfest Recap: Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Lumineers

It’s funny how the few weeks following the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest give us both time to breathe and to reflect on the hectic nine days that make up the city’s most anticipated local music festival. It is now when we can really see how this year’s festival stacks up to the ones in previous years. Despite the looming threat of thunderstorms across both weekends, the workers, volunteers, and festival goers persevered and made the 2016 edition of Bluesfest a success. Also, with a festival lineup that has something for in store for everyone, it’s hard to argue that this year was anything but diverse. Headlining acts such as Schoolboy Q, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Lumineers brought on a great […]

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