Moving in: what to do when your roommate drives you up the wall

When the end of the summer rolls around, many Canadian undergraduate students begin the process of packing their bags and getting ready to live on their own for the first time. However, while some students may bond instantly with their new roommate, some may find themselves sleeping beside their worst enemy. Attending university or college can be regarded as a rite of passage for many young adults. Because of this, students often do a great deal of research before deciding which university program to pursue and where to study it. Part of that research involves deciding where to live while in school. Students studying away from home are likely living in shared residence rooms or in homes with other students. For […]

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Carleton students launch new ‘campus companion’ app

Carleton students Ahmed El Mahrakawy and Brandon Schurman recently celebrated the launch of their new app, Branch. The app was released to the Google Play Store on March 20. The co-inventors have been planning a bright future for the creation ever since. Branch is designed with an adequate focus on proximity, thus connecting Carleton students to each other based on location. “We originally wanted a way to connect the Ottawa community, but we needed a smaller ecosystem—so we chose Carleton. We are trying to create a more collaborative community” said El Mahrakawy, a business and psychology major. Oliver’s Pub, the undergrad pub located in the UniCentre, currently has a GPS device associated with the app. This allows the connection of […]

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