Food and Drink Blog: Warm vegetable goodness

With November just around the corner, Halloween will soon make way for more wintery decorations as the days get shorter and getting out of bed becomes even more difficult. Carleton’s tunnel traffic will soon reflect the depressing weather outside, and we’ll be taking out those bulky Sorels from under the bed once more. It’s easy to let the cold get the best of you, but nothing beats coming home and preparing a warm meal that’ll make you ignore the weather forecast. These two dishes are sure to comfort you, no matter how much snow is on the ground. They store well too, so, you can enjoy them both at home and on campus. Green Pea and Mint Soup My mom […]

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Finance Blog: Top 3 basics for personal finance

If there is one thing that all university students have in common, it’s a love/hate relationship with procrastination. Putting off working on an assignment that’s due in two weeks may not be a big deal, but putting off learning how to properly manage your finances could be far more damaging. There is a lot to learn on this subject, some things more important and some less. Below is a list of the three crucial topics that are worth learning about. Know and improve your credit scores The first step to take is to find out what your credit score is. This can be done quite easily using services like Credit Karma or MOGO. At this point you’ll likely be surprised […]

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A/V blog: Fall Netflix and TV picks to thrill and chill you

Leaves crunching, warm coffee brewing, and big blankets make a perfect setting for Netflix binging. Yes folks, it’s that time of year again. October brings some great films and television shows to watch, all the way through till Halloween. Here’s five television shows and five movies to check out this October. Television: Riverdale (Two Seasons, CW):  Season two of Riverdale premiered on Oct. 12. The murder-mystery show brings its viewer to the small town of Riverdale, with your friendly neighbourhood Archie characters. The first season followed the murder of Jason Blossom and left an awesome cliffhanger for season two, one that leaves the fate of a fan favourite unknown. Whether you’re a fan of the comics or just happen to […]

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Creative Writing Blog: Closer

Trigger warning: The following story deals with instances of stalking and graphic violence. I advanced my way up the winding staircase. Taking a sigh of relief at the top, I faced the front door of my new unit with pride. Opening the door with confidence, I knew it would be a fresh start. A chapter of my life where I could separate myself from the drama and turmoil of daily social interactions. A place I can call my home. The place was a two bedroom loft with a large living room. Settling into my new small and humble took a short period of time. Within two weeks, everything was together. Moving from Nipissing to Toronto was a big decision, but […]

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Creative Writing Blog: The Door

Our bathroom has those door knobs that you have to push and turn to the right in order to lock them. They’re the type that, if your stupid sibling has locked themselves in to annoy you, you’ll need to find a paperclip and stick it in the tiny hole at your end of the knob to unlock it. It’s a pain and it’s not funny at all! Anyway, my point is that you need to be inside the bathroom with the door shut in order to lock it. It’s impossible to lock it from the outside. Imagine my surprise when I’m home alone one day, my little brother at soccer practice and my single mom dropping him off, and can’t […]

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