Letter: Carleton’s political spectrum is warped

I first heard about the political spectrum during grade 10 Civics class. We learned that the Conservative party was on the right, the Liberals on the left, and the NDP even further to the left. The teacher explained the various policies that members of the right and left believed in, with no right or wrong side to be on. Carleton students would do well to remember this in 2017. Being a conservative doesn’t make you wrong, or a terrible person. I’m a small “l” liberal. I’m well left of centre on social policies, but in certain economic situations I’m closer to centre. Yet if you put me on the political spectrum of Carleton, I’d likely be considered a conservative. A […]

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Letter: No reason to stress over your undergraduate degree

Finals week brings with it the taste of blood in the air: hundreds of students pushing themselves to insane physical and mental limits to try to improve or maintain their averages, and stay in their program. Popular remedies include ingesting coffee and energy drinks, and spending entire days at a time pouring over every bit of information from the whole semester. This is an insane amount of effort and stress put into something that in the long run is as inconsequential to you, the individual reader, as your favourite subject was in high school. The reason most people put so much effort into their studies at the undergrad level is to either buff up their hiring prospects or get into […]

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Editorial: Carleton now a top football school

If a record-setting season that saw the Carleton Ravens football team win a home playoff game for the first time in 30 years wasn’t enough to sway skeptical fans, then the results at the 2017 CFL combine should be enough evidence to show that Carleton is quickly becoming one of the top football schools in the country. Since returning to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) in 2012 following a lengthy absence, Ravens head coach Steve Sumarah has built the roster into a Yates Cup contender. Along with potential first-round draft pick Nate Behar, the roster boasts elite talent such as wide receiver Malcolm Carter, offensive lineman Kwabena Asare, and defensive backs Nathaniel Hamlin and Tunde Adeleke Although Behar previously told […]

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Editorial: RRRA re-election is the best choice

At the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) meeting on April 1, Carleton Ombudsperson Jim Kennelly delivered his report on the Fresh RRRA slate being disqualified from the February election. Fresh RRRA accumulated three electoral violations and was disqualified the day before voting began. Despite this, they remained on the ballot and came in first place with the most votes. Fresh RRRA appealed the decision after Next Step came in second, and was named the winner because of the disqualification. Kennelly told council that a new election should be held in late April to decide the winner, rather than him ruling one way or the other about Fresh RRRA. While nobody wants a long, drawn-out process that stresses students unnecessarily, the […]

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Letter: Clean meat is the future solution to animal agriculture

Recently Memphis Meats, an innovative food company, revealed a chicken strip produced without killing a chicken. While unavailable for public consumption, the process marks a pioneering step in the future of meat production. Memphis Meats’ process of meat production is termed cell agriculture. This process involves obtaining cell samples from a particular animal, in this case a chicken, and growing them in an external medium under favourable conditions until they are ready for consumption. As well, meat obtained in this way is not genetically modified or altered. It is called clean meat. Food consumption is deeply rooted in culture and familiarity. Thus, the novelty of clean meat’s process can be disconcerting for some. However, a quick perusal through the grocery […]

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