Mawandoseg Centre to relocate to Scholarship Coordinator office

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and the Mawandoseg Centre staff have decided to relocate the centre to the current Scholarship Co-ordinator office, located on the third floor of the University Centre. For Summer-Harmony Twenish, the Mawandoseg Centre co-ordinator, the relocation started off “a little rocky.” CUSA faced backlash after removing the centre’s office space and proposing that Twenish move to the administration-run Ojigkwanong Centre in Paterson Hall. While she is reasonably satisfied with the end result, Twenish said she wishes more people were aware of the needs of Indigenous students. “I think as Indigenous students on campus, we often have to not only play the role of a student, but also the role of an educator,” she said. “That […]

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Carleton to move forward on Dominion-Chalmers acquisition

Carleton’s Board of Governors (BoG) approved a motion on Dec. 5, to begin negotiations for the purchase of the Dominion-Chalmers United Church. The site, which takes up 37,000 square feet at the corner of Cooper Street and O’Connor Street, would be used as a performance and rehearsal space for music students, and to expand program options within the faculty of arts and social sciences. There has also been interest from architecture and drama students, as well as the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), Alastair Summerlee, Carleton’s interim president said. The space will also be used to address growing concerns for the lack of program facilities for students in these programs. The project would not only provide new spaces for students, […]

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Q+A: Cold Specks

With a new record, Fool’s Paradise, Laden Hussein aka Cold Specks was in Ottawa on Dec. 2. The soulful singer chatted with The Charlatan about the album, her heritage, and her current music recommendations. TC: What were some of the influences behind Fool’s Paradise? CS: Fool’s Paradise is a collection of songs where some of them are dystopian reflections, some of them are broken love songs inspired by love and loss of time. They all sort of come together, there’s 10 songs. TC: What do you mean by dystopian reflections? CS: For me, I called it [Fool’s Paradise] because it’s a reflection of the times through my perspective. I feel like we’re living in a crumbling world and I felt […]

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Q+A: Indie-pop band The Elwins

With a new record, Beauty Community, The Elwins are currently on tour with a show in Ottawa on Nov. 25. The Charlatan spoke with drummer Travis Stokl to learn about the new record, tour highlights, and favourite jokes. The Charlatan (TC): Why don’t we start with the record, tell me a little bit about the songwriting process. Travis Stokl (TS): Well, each of us wrote a lot of songs for the album . . . then it was just a matter of whittling all of our songs down to what we thought would be cohesive and kind of have a vibe. We tried to get started maybe between a couple of tours in the Play For Keeps album cycle just […]

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Q+A: Comedian K Trevor Wilson

Comedian K Trevor Wilson, aka Squirrely Dan on Letterkenny, released a new album on Nov. 10, titled Sorry! (A Canadian Album). Consisting of distinctly Canadian material from winters to the universal disdain for Toronto, he chatted with The Charlatan to discuss Letterkenny, the album, and his own comedic inspirations. The Charlatan (TC): Let’s start with the album. What inspired the material that appears on it? K Trevor Wilson (KTW): A lot of it is travel stories. I spent 17 years on the road in Canada, and I started writing jokes about the different towns I’ve been to for the next time I went back. After so many years, I found I had this collection of different stories about Canada, and I […]

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