Food and Drink Blog: Fall in love with squash pasta

While September was a real scorcher in the capital, that hasn’t prevented stores across Ottawa from proudly displaying cheesy Halloween decorations in every shade of orange imaginable, and pumpkin spice lattes are back for better or for worse.   But fall doesn’t have to be just overused Instagram photos of fallen leaves with too much saturation applied.  Fall produce—pumpkin, squash and the like—is known for being both incredibly tasty and easy on the wallet.  As an added bonus, feel free to stock up on as much squash as you can this season, since it’ll keep for ages in your pantry. With that being said, here’s an easy recipe that I can guarantee is far more than the sum of its […]

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Food and Drink Blog: Veganism – it’s not as hard as you think

Like many people, watching What the Health had me suddenly eyeing the food in my fridge with suspicion. Released in March 2017, the pro-vegan documentary directed and produced by Kip Anderson aims to persuade viewers to take up a solely plant-based diet by presenting them with scary statements about the havoc animal products can purportedly wreak on the human body. Among its shocking claims, the documentary states that eating one egg is as bad for your health as smoking five cigarettes per day and that consuming dairy can increase your risk for certain types of cancer. Growing up, my family had largely avoided eating pre-packaged foods in favour of home-cooked meals with fresh ingredients, but we had always eaten animal […]

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Food and Drink Blog: Fairtrade food on campus and across Ottawa

At first glance, Carleton doesn’t seem like a hub for local and ethical food options . McGill University actually got rid of all Tim Hortons on campus in favour of local coffee shops, and students at the University of Toronto created an ethical clothing brand that now is sold  at the university. For incoming students, it might seem like Carleton is lacking in that department—fortunately, that’s not true at all. In February 2017, Carleton became a Fair Trade Campus. This is a huge step for the university, and it represents a concerted effort by passionate students, Dining Services and university administrators. But what does it mean? The Fair Trade Campus program comes was started by Fairtrade International, an international organization […]

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A/V Blog: New films, who this?

Well, the air is getting crisp, the leaves are changing colors, the school stress is kicking in and the summer blockbusters are coming to a close. Here are a bunch of movies you can watch to put off that studying. Let’s kick off the list with Andy Muschietti’s adaptation of Stephen King’s It.  The film hit theatres on Sept. 8, and is already looking extremely promising. Bill Skarsgård plays the terrifying Pennywise the Clown who haunts and murders the children in the state of Maine. On Sept. 15, Darren Aronofsky’s thriller Mother! comes out, starring Jennifer Lawrence. Mother! is a psychological twist on the loving care and dedicated devotion of motherhood. Also on Sept. 15, Kingsman: The Golden Circle hits […]

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Letter: Campus suicide prevention needs to improve

Since 2010, the suicide rate among young adults has been steadily increasing; however, nobody can accurately say how many of those recorded are student suicides. This year has seen several student suicides across Ontario campuses, including at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph, but despite a  plea from medical professionals, neither universities nor local coroners are keeping track of how many campus suicides happen per year. According to Statistics Canada, which only keeps track of suicide rates by sex and age group, approximately 438 individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 died by suicide in 2013, and this number is continuing to increase. Many universities are attempting to focus on mental health awareness, and providing better […]

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