C-F — what?

The petition circulating campus calling for a referendum to reconsider Carleton’s membership in the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) raises the question: do students know enough about their national student federation to make an informed decision?

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RE: “article,” date, 2009

This letter is written in response to the article featured in last week’s Charlatan linking Vice President (Academic) Brandon Wallingford of the Carleton Academic Student Government with the petition circulating calling for a referendum to challenge Carleton’s CFS membership.

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Try to improve CFS first

RE: “article,” date, 2009

Dear editor,

The idea of pulling out of the national student federation because of inaction is not a new one – it comes up every year in at least one university. It is driven too often by a small group of students with a dubious political agenda. They are counting on others not looking closely at what they are being asked to give up.

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Overheard @ Carleton

Girl 1: Do you hear me through the walls?
Girl 2: No!
Girl 1: Well I hear your alarm clock so I must not fart as loud as an alarm clock . . .

Girl 1: What do I do if he starts hitting on me?
Girl 2: Just make a comment. If he says
he loves you say ‘cool — I love my salad.’

Heard anything else through the walls lately?

E-mail: oped@charlatan.ca


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