Gordon Ramsay roasts residence cafeteria

Carleton’s residence cafeteria is defending the quality of its food after receiving a biting response from Gordon Ramsay. Ramsay is a famous British chef, restauranteur, and television personality. He is known for starring on cooking competition shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, but Ramsay is often more known for his foul comments than his professional cooking skills. The chef is active on Twitter, with people tweeting pictures of food they have cooked at Ramsay, in order to see the criticism that he has for them. Emma Cahill, a first-year criminology student who lives on residence, recently tweeted to Ramsay concerning food served at residence’s dining hall, The Caf. On Oct. 9, Cahill tweeted a photo of the […]

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New microwaves on the way, despite delay

Thirteen new microwaves are in the process of being installed across campus, courtesy of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and Facilities Management and Planning (FMP). The project, led by CUSA, has been in the works for several months. According to CUSA president Zameer Masjedee, the new microwaves were purchased last year in response to student demand, however he said CUSA has experienced unexpected difficulties in implementing them. Masjedee said CUSA and FMP have agreed to an even split on most of the costs, the exception being that of the microwaves and any future replacements, which CUSA is solely responsible for. Masjedee said the totals equal approximately $1,300 for the tables, $650 for the microwaves, $5,000 for the electrical installation, […]

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RRRA cuts the cheese — Mac Daddy’s replaced

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) has finally come through on their two-year promise to replace the Mac Daddy’s in Oasis after students requested a different food option. The mac and cheese restaurant was replaced in September with La Cocina, a Mexican food restaurant chain, which serves burritos, tacos and salads. “There was a lot of interest in finding an alternative to Mac Daddy’s,” RRRA president Hyder Naqvi said. According to him, students specifically requested a burrito restaurant. Naqvi said the replacement came after working with Aramark, the food service company that controls all the on-campus vendors except for Henry’s Convenience Store, Oliver’s Pub & Patio, and Rooster’s Coffeehouse, which are owned by the Carleton University Students’ Association. He said delays […]

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CUSA seeks to pop mental health stigma

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) is trying to increase mental health awareness on campus with Pop the Stigma, its third-annual mental health awareness week held from Oct. 16-20. The week includes more activities than in previous years, according to Alexandra Noguera, CUSA vice-president (student issues). She said key topics include resilience, mental health resources, and well-being. Activities include ‘End the Stigma’ balloons on which students can write messages related to the stigma around mental health, spin-the-wheel-trivia, therapy animals, and yoga. Noguera said having numerous events helps more students. “There’s different things that get to different people so that’s why you have to have a variety during the campaign,” Noguera explained. “We want to reach to literally every single person, especially […]

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Peer support line sees more interest, recruitment

A Carleton student-run sexual violence peer support hotline is recruiting volunteers from more faculties than ever before after demand for its services increased exponentially last year. Volunteers at the Carleton Sexual Assault Peer Support Line offer anonymous callers a listening ear and direct them to local resources to deal with their trauma if they need further support, Emily Minor, the executive officer of the line, said. According to her, the hotline is a Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) club that was created in 2010 after Carleton’s response to the 2007 “Jane Doe” sexual assault case was criticized and resulted in a negligence lawsuit from the complainant. Minor said she sent out a mass email to all Carleton faculties a few […]

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