The arts scene moves into Chinatown

Art galleries and creative spaces have been steadily setting up shop in Chinatown, but with new businesses entering the neighbourhood, some are wondering whether it will affect the community’s culture, history, and economic value. The Central Art Garage, a conceptual art gallery located at Somerset Street West and Lebreton Street North, opened in 2013 in a renovated auto repair shop. When co-owner of the gallery Danny Hussey moved in four year ago, he said the arts scene hadn’t yet formed in Chinatown. “When we moved in here, there wasn’t very much,” Hussey said. “Over time, I think people start to gravitate to a certain space.” Neighbourhoods such as Westboro and Hintonburg are pricing themselves out of the market for many […]

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Athletics planning to fix long-time broken saunas

Carleton Athletics is looking to rebuild their saunas with a new design after countless repairs have plagued the facilities. The two saunas, built in 1974, are located in both the men’s and women’s change rooms and have had about three or four repairs in the last couple of years, according to John Wilson, business and facilities manager at Carleton Athletics. People misusing the saunas have caused the damages, Wilson said. “The number one problem is [people] pouring water on it to create a hotter feeling because of the steam that comes off,” he said. “It’s gotten to the point where it gets so hot that the wiring gets burnt out. We’ve had to replace the wood behind it because it’s […]

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President profile: Ahmadou Gitteh for Change CUSA

Presidential candidate Ahmadou Gitteh’s main goal, if elected, is to make the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) a more transparent student union. The third-year communications engineering student is running under the slate Change CUSA. The current executive’s management of CUSA is what prompted him to run, he said. “This students’ alliance, it’s terrible,” Gitteh said. “They did things in their own interest, not the students’ interest.” Gitteh said his main focus in office is to maintain objectivity when dealing with CUSA’s job hiring and scholarship applications. “Seeing how much money and scholarships have been mismanaged and how they give jobs to their friends instead of those who deserve them, I felt it was my responsibility as an objective and responsible […]

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There are plenty of fish in the sea: Online dating vs. traditional dating

From winking to smooching emoticons, flirting has taken a whole new face. Then scrolling through faces and composing checklists are the next step to finding new love. Welcome to the world of online dating—the newest matchmaker system that’s taking the dating world by storm. But do the cons of this meeting forum outweigh the pros? You gotta meet a couple of frogs It’s the classic online dating nightmare. After finally having the courage to set up a date with someone you’ve met online, you discover the person is not at all like how they portrayed themselves to be on their profile. The situation is a common one, according to Suzie A., an Ottawa-based dating consultant. “It happens a lot,” she […]

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Carleton to review emergency alert system

Carleton is currently reviewing its campus-wide crisis communications plan, according to an emailed newsletter sent out to students Nov. 3. Students will be invited to participate in focus groups and provide feedback on the communications system in the future, according to the email. The school currently uses online and social media platforms such as its website and mobile app in order to distribute information in an emergency. The school also has an Emergency Notification System (ENS), which allows university safety to contact a mass number of people on campus by sending emails to @Connect and @Carleton.ca accounts, and sending text messages to those signed up for the service on Carleton Central. “We use it in the event that there is […]

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