Letter: CFS services unnecessary due to those offered by CUSA

It’s always nice when someone who has routinely been a disappointment finally decides to take interest in you. I am, of course, referring to the representatives from the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) who were kind enough to stop by the University Centre to provide pizza, hats—and reminders of why the decertification process must continue. What I found most interesting about seeing the CFS in action is that it was the first time I had actually seen the organization playing an active role in the affairs of Carleton students. With the mandatory annual $16 fee that we—a population of little less than 25,000 students—all pay to the CFS, totalling approximately $389,000 per year, there should be no need for the […]

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Editorial: Capital Hoops needs to move to a better venue

This year the annual Capital Hoops Classic saw a drop in attendance of 1,500 people. With an official attendance of 8,579, this is the lowest attendance the game has had since 2014. If Carleton and the University of Ottawa (U of O) hope to keep Capital Hoops relevant, they need to reconsider the Canadian Tire Centre as the host of the event. The Canadian Tire Centre is over a 30 minute drive (with no traffic) from Carleton’s campus, and even farther from the U of O, meaning that for students, the travel time alone to Capital Hoops could exceed two hours. Add on the fact that the night features two games, a student would have to spend nearly six hours […]

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Letter: Don’t understate sexual violence through partisan politics

On the evening of Jan. 25, the #MeToo movement came alive in our own backyard as allegations against Patrick Brown, the former Ontario Progressive Conservatives (PC) party leader, surfaced. We watched as his executive team members released consecutive statements that they would be resigning from positions as campaign manager, chief of staff and Ontario PC press secretary. He stood alone at the emergency press conference held at Queen’s Park in the early morning and assured the public that these allegations were “categorically untrue” and since he grew up with sisters, such claims could not be true. He then exited the building quickly, but not before telling the press, “I will be at work in the morning.” Brown then resigned a […]

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Editorial: In campus elections, focus on issues, not individuals

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) elections are about what candidates hope to bring to campus, whether that be planning fun activities or addressing students’ needs. At least, that’s what they’re supposed to be about. In previous years and especially in 2017, the debates became more about attacking individual candidates, rather than their platforms. This year, the elections office banned negative candidate-on-candidate campaigning. However, it’s also important for students at large to remember what elections are about—addressing the needs of students on campus. Students are quick to criticize old posts made by a candidate, but rarely do they spend the same amount of time considering platform points or campaign promises, which should be what election discussions are about. Negative campaigning […]

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Opinion: Discrimination still exists in diversity

Not more than a year after the tragic mosque shooting that took place in Quebec, this past week on Jan. 30, the Jami Omar Mosque in Ottawa was plastered with racist posters. This news should shock citizens  because to think that someone could possess such a strong hatred towards a minority group is unfathomable, but I am far from surprised. What was supposed to be a time to solemnly mourn, remember and mark the first anniversary of the Quebec shooting that killed six worshippers, while also injuring 19, derailed into yet another anniversary of an unfortunate event to be marked next year. Events such as the vandalism of a mosque have just become another blurry page to flip past in […]

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