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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

Editorial: One UMSU copied One Carleton’s campaign

The One Carleton slate swept this year’s Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election, winning all executive positions for the 2017-18 year in an election that saw the highest voter turnout in CUSA history. The University of Manitoba Students’ Union election also just held their election earlier this month, and oddly enough, the similarly-named “One UMSU” slate swept all executive positions in an election that saw the “largest voter turnout in recent memory,” according to the school’s student newspaper, The Manitoban. The similarly-named campaigns are apparently no coincidence, as members of One UMSU reached out to One Carleton to ask them permission to use some of their ideas, according to current CUSA president Fahd Alhattab. It’s odd that university student union […]

Read more

Editorial: Runte resignation signals fresh start

Carleton President Roseann Runte announced on March 24 that she would be resigning her post, effective July 31. Runte has been the head of the university for nine years, taking on the job in 2008 and seeking a second term in 2012. This change in leadership represents an opportunity for a fresh start for Carleton, and especially for the university’s Board of Governors (BoG). A number of contentious issues on campus, including the passing of the Sexual Violence Policy, rising tuition fees, and changes limiting the ability of BoG members to express their dissent on actions or decisions taken by the Board, have created a disconnect between students and the university. For nearly a decade, Runte has played a key […]

Read more

Editorial: GSA election needs more candidates

The Carleton Graduate Students’ Association (GSA) will be holding their annual general election at the end of March. For the fourth straight year, the elections are uncontested. The Grads United slate, which includes four of the five current GSA executives, is the only slate in the election. Grads United is led by Eric Hitsman running for president, the current GSA vice-president (operations). Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah, the current president, is running for vice-president (operations). Taylor Howarth, the current vice-president (finance), is running for re-election and previously served as vice-president (external) in the 2015-16 year. Jenna Amirault, current vice-president (external), is also running for re-election. The only new candidate, Jay Ramasubramanyam, is running for vice-president (academic). The fact that four out of five […]

Read more
1 2 3 11