Letter: Carleton’s political spectrum is warped

I first heard about the political spectrum during grade 10 Civics class. We learned that the Conservative party was on the right, the Liberals on the left, and the NDP even further to the left. The teacher explained the various policies that members of the right and left believed in, with no right or wrong side to be on. Carleton students would do well to remember this in 2017. Being a conservative doesn’t make you wrong, or a terrible person. I’m a small “l” liberal. I’m well left of centre on social policies, but in certain economic situations I’m closer to centre. Yet if you put me on the political spectrum of Carleton, I’d likely be considered a conservative. A […]

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Opinion: We must hold Wynne accountable

In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, the outrage among Carleton students was palpable. When information emerged in the auditor general’s report that there was blatant corruption in the Ontario Liberal government, the reaction was far more muted, exposing a classic Canadian flaw. The result of the presidential election is not what I, or any intelligent individual wanted. Trump should not be the president-elect of the US. But he isn’t president yet. Like him or not, the chance remains that his impact on the world and by extension Canada will be positive. Many—myself included—believe those chances are slim, but the reaction to Trump’s election was that the world is over, and apocalypse is certain. […]

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Water polo teams bring home medals

Both the Carleton Ravens men’s and women’s water polo teams brought home medals after competing in their final tournaments of the season this past weekend at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont. The men’s team competed in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) championship, winning their semi-final game against the McMaster Marauders on Nov. 26 with a final score of 5-3. The men headed into the finals on Nov. 27 with hopes of defending their 2015 OUA championship title, but lost to the University of Toronto (U of T) Varsity Blues with a final score of 7-0. Ravens men’s and women’s head coach Zoltan Csepregi said the men’s team “didn’t have what it took that day,” to win against U of T. […]

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Letter: Hard copies of assignments should be eradicated

It’s always devastating to hear the words, “No, you can’t have an extension” from your professor. This hurts even more when it’s followed by, “You need to hand in a hard copy.” We live in an era of education dominated by technology. Web platforms, such as CULearn, are fully integrated into the university experience. So requiring students to hand their work in on paper is ridiculous. Every student knows the pain of finishing up an assignment, then realizing you have to go all the way to school just to put it in the department drop box, when that convenient little “add submission” button on CULearn is just waiting to be clicked. I understand for some professors, marking a couple hundred […]

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Five athletes selected to Readers’ Choice All-star team

Connor Wood Men’s basketball 27 votes Connor Wood was the only returning starter on a squad that was doubted by many. Nevertheless, he and the Ravens men’s basketball team won yet another Canadian Interuniversity Sport Final 8 this season. He averaged 13.4 points per game this season and was one of the Ontario University Athletics’ (OUA) biggest three point threats, shooting 47.8 per cent from deep. While his biggest weapon was his shot, Wood was also able to score off the dribble, either pulling up for a quick jumper or finishing at the rim. While he was the Ravens’ third leading scorer, he was also their leading perimeter defender, leaving his impact on both sides of the court every game. […]

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