Opinion: Police solidarity wristbands are disrespectful

It’s no secret that we live in times of heightened tension. It seems nearly all sides of the socio-political landscape nowadays have some form of unwavering opinion bubbling just below the surface, just waiting for the right moment for outrage. One of the more perplexing and complicated conflicts in recent memory has pitted civilians against law enforcement. Unfortunately, thanks to numerous high-profile shootings and deaths of racial minorities at the hands of the police, public confidence in police has swayed. In response to public opinion turning against them, the police have created their own activist movement, Blue Lives Matter, after two NYPD officers were targeted and killed on-duty. Closer to home, Toronto cops are no longer welcome in uniform at […]

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Carleton ranks 15th on list of top party schools in Canada

Maclean’s released it’s annual list of top party schools in Canada, ranking Carleton University in 15th place alongside 47 other post-secondary institutions. This year, the average Raven said they party 3.51 hours per week, a half-hour bump up from 3.04 hours in 2016. Carleton’s stats were slightly above the national average of 3.27 hours partied each week. The results were determined from a survey Maclean’s sent out to over 17,000 students across the country. Maclean’s divided the total number of hours partied each week by the number of students that responded, to get the average number of party hours at each school. David Andrews, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) vice-president (finance), said there are  several reasons why Carleton students reported […]

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Leaving the Nest: Judges reflects on university rugby career

In her final year with the Carleton Ravens women’s rugby team, Melanie Judges recorded three tries for a total of 15 points, earning her a spot amongst the Ravens’ top five scorers of the season. The fifth-year forward joined the Ravens in 2014 after having previously played for Queen’s University for five years. While pursuing her master’s of business administration at Carleton, she brought a wealth of experience to the team, having played at nationals numerous times with Queen’s, where she also won an Ontario University Athletics championship in 2013. The Charlatan spoke with Judges about her love of the game, and what’s next for her career. The Charlatan (TC): You haven’t always been a Raven. Can you describe your […]

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19-year-old university student running for Member of Provincial Parliament

Just one year after gaining voting legality, Brock University student Sam Oosterhoff is a contender for Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) at 19-years-old. Oosterhoff has secured the Progressive Conservative (PC) candidate position in the riding of Niagara West-Glanbrook, beating out PC party president Rick Dykstra, 50, in the process, according to multiple news outlets. Now, Oosterhoff said he will try for a spot at Queen’s Park, facing off against Liberal candidate Vicky Ringuette, 37, and the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) Mike Thomas, 56, in a byelection set for Nov. 17. If he wins, Oosterhoff will break a longstanding record and become the youngest MPP in Ontario. The previous record was set by Reid Scott, a Co-operative Commonwealth Federation MPP who […]

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Letter: Changing O Canada lyrics won’t promote equality

“O Canada! Our home and native land! True patriot love, in all thy sons command.” Canadians from far and wide know these lyrics, having belted them out with our countrymen thousands of times. To proud citizens, “O Canada” is a source of national pride, true identity, and most obviously, a source of blatant sexism. Wait – what!? According to the 225 supporters of Bill C-210 within the House of Commons, this is the case. Proposed by MP Mauril Bélanger in May, Bill C-210 would change the lyrics “in all thy sons command” to “in all of us command.” The bill has made it through three readings and discussions and will soon enter the Senate. Canadians could potentially have a “new” […]

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