Five Places to Unwind without Unwinding your Wallet

With academic pressures, part-time jobs, internships, school expenses, and maintaining a social life, it’s no wonder that students are searching for outlets to help remedy their stress. Failing to set time aside to indulge in necessary leisure activities can lead to mental and physical limitations, and even burn-out. But, self-care methods can manifest in several ways. While self-care can come in many different forms, it can also be quite pricey. Luckily, Ottawa is home to many initiatives that can build the bridge to a healthier and happier you–and a healthier, happier wallet too. Here are five ways to take care of yourself during the school year without furthering your student debt. Carleton’s Therapy Dog, Blue Therapy dogs are trained to […]

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Student wins $40,000 settlement to keep therapy guinea pig

A Michigan student who sued her university for placing restrictions on where she could take her guinea pig on campus has agreed to a $40,000 settlement. Kendra Velzen received the payout from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) after the university decided against incurring further legal costs from the case. “We believe it was in the best interest of all parties to come to an agreement without the case going to trial, and we are pleased we were successful,” GVSU wrote in a statement to the Charlatan. The 28-year-old originally filed the lawsuit in March 2012 after her initial requests to keep the guinea pig in her campus dormitory were turned down by the university. According to the lawsuit, Velzen needed […]

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