Men’s basketball advances to OUA Gold Medal game, clinches national berth

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team defeated the Brock Badgers by a score of 89-64 on Mar. 3 in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Semifinal at the Ravens’ Nest. The win clinched a spot at the U SPORTS men’s basketball Final 8 Championship in Halifax, NS from Mar. 9-12. Before heading to Halifax, the Ravens will host the Ryerson Rams in the OUA Gold Medal game at the Ravens’ Nest on Mar. 4. The Gold Medal game will be a rematch from last season, which saw the Ravens fall 73-68, but eventually win the national title. Ravens guards Kaza Kajami-Keane and Marcus Anderson led the Ravens with 25 and 19 points apiece. Brock guard Johneil Simpson led the Badgers with 24 points off the bench. […]

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O-Train to shut down for 16 months in 2020

The O-Train Trillium line will be closed for 16 months, from the end of exams in April 2020 to September 2021, which will affect Carleton students and staff. The closure is to expand the O-Train line south to Bowmansville Road and the Ottawa International Airport by 2021. There will also be additional stations at Gladstone, Walkley, and South Keys. The City of Ottawa will also expand the O-Train east to Trim Road by 2022, and to the Bayshore Shopping Centre and Algonquin College by 2023. David Chernushenko, the city councillor for the Capital Ward, which includes Carleton, said there will be disruption for students and the public, but construction is necessary. “There was going to have to be closure no […]

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Men’s basketball advances in playoffs

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team advanced to the Wilson Cup semifinals with an 89-50 quarterfinal victory over the McMaster Marauders. Ravens guards Connor Wood and Kaza Kajami-Keane led Carleton offensively as Wood scored 17 points while Kajami-Keane had 16. Marauders guard David McCulloh led his team with 16 points, the only McMaster player with double-digit points. “I thought we defended pretty hard,” Ravens head coach Dave Smart said. “We’re still struggling a little bit on offence.” The Ravens got off to a 7-0 start with baskets by forwards Ryan Ejim, Eddie Ekiyor, and Kajami-Keane. Carleton scored a majority of their first half points in the paint as Ekiyor and Ejim had 10 points each for the game. Both teams […]

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Men’s basketball remain undefeated

The Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team extended their undefeated record to 17-0 with road wins against the Queen’s Gaels and York Lions. The Ravens beat Queen’s 93-50 on Feb. 10 before defeating York by a score of 114-50. “Both games were pretty good,” said forward Marcus Anderson following the games. “We started off pretty rough but we came out strong.” The Queen’s game was close halfway through the first quarter, as the home team took a 7-6 when Gaels forward Jesse Graham hit a pair of free throws. The Ravens struggled offensively, as leading scorer Connor Wood was one-for-five from three-point range in the opening quarter. The team was two-for-seven from three-point range and eight-for-23 overall. But they reeled off […]

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New library renovations underway

Renovations to create more study space in Carleton’s MacOdrum Library are underway, and will continue until the end of June. Renovations on the third-floor extension to create more study spaces started on Feb. 6. Other renovations include the construction of a bachelor of information technology lab on the first floor. Washrooms in the first-, second-, and third-floor extensions will also be renovated, and upgrades will be made to the main staircase, according to a release on the library’s website. According to Darryl Boyce, assistant vice-president (facilities and management planning), the renovations started during the midterm season due to Carleton’s 75th anniversary celebrations this year. “It’s quite heavily due to the fact that this year, we’re celebrating our 75th year as […]

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