Bluesfest Day Eight: The Glorious Sons, Anderson .Paak, and a lightning storm

Following a miserable evening featuring mobs and numerous medical emergencies, the eighth night of Bluesfest was back with a much more promising and exciting line up until rain forced the later parts of the evening to be cancelled. Before the first concerts began and the major crowds had arrived, festivalgoers shared their stories about what they witnessed the night before. “Last night was definitely the worst experience at not even just Bluesfest, but any concert [or] festival I’ve ever been a part of,” said Matt Morgan, a fan who had arrived much earlier the night before to get a good spot for Migos. Despite what happened the night before, Morgan was back and feeling more optimistic. “I feel like the […]

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Letter: It’s cold, we get it

Canada is a winter nation. Some of us are the sons and daughters of lumberjacks and pioneers and some of us were taught to skate before we can walk. “We The North,” as our only professional basketball team has so aptly put it. If you listened to our own hype, you would think we Canadians were superhuman—capable of withstanding impossible temperatures and surviving for long periods of time without sun or fresh air. We all have our war stories, too. “I spent a winter in Regina that was their coldest in 100 years,” one might say. “Well, I was at a cabin in Timmins one February when the heater broke, the pipes burst and we ran out of blankets,” another might reply. […]

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Letter: Media shouldn’t trivialize generational inequality

If you were reading a newspaper last week, as some are still wont to do, you may have heard about the latest trend in economic analysis: generational inequality. If it weren’t for the imminent military engagement against the Islamic State in the Middle East, it probably would have ranked as one of Canada’s biggest news stories last week. For those who missed out, a new report by the Conference Board of Canada claimed the income gap between young and old workers is widening and has been for some time. In fact, today’s young workforce might be the first generation to be worse off than its parents. Haven’t you heard? Gender pay inequality is old hat, its been improving for years—generational […]

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Letter: Tim Hortons is dominating the campus coffee scene

The Carleton campus has a lot to offer, including 25 computer labs, 32 official campus buildings, two bars, two hockey rinks, and five Tim Hortons. That’s one Timmies for every 6.2 buildings on campus. As Carleton’s dining website says: “Tim Hortons serves Canada’s favourite coffee.” And they’re right. We’ve all been reared on the brand and actually even derive a sense of national pride from it. Putting the likelihood of a corporate takeover by American hamburger royalty aside—isn’t it just a bit odd that having five Tim Hortons on campus is business as usual, but if you replaced them all with McDonald’s or Dunkin’ Donuts students would be up in arms about how the university is unabashedly selling out to […]

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Opinion: Being ‘on a student budget’ shouldn’t just be an expression

If you find yourself avoiding checking your bank account balance online, it’s probably time to check your bank account balance online. But taking a peek at that balance in September isn’t too difficult a task—it’s always later in the semester when you suddenly have something better to do instead. This is a shame, because getting your ducks in a row now could be tremendously important once you graduate. It is easy to forget a student budget needs to stretch beyond the period of your program and be able to support you when you’re entering the work world—which, if you haven’t heard, isn’t exactly rolling out the welcome mat to new graduates. But right now is the start of a new school […]

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