Celebrating Black History Month at Carleton

Black History Month (BHM) is underway around the world, and Carleton is hosting its own month of programming dedicated to recognition and remembrance. Officially recognized in Canada in 1995, the month of February is celebrated as Black History Month internationally. BHM: BLACK, Reborn is a month of events being held by the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) and three of its service centres: the Race, Ethnicity and Culture (REC) Hall, the Womyn’s Centre, and the Gender and Sexuality Resource Centre. Alexis Oundo, CUSA’s vice-president (student services) said BHM is important for students. “BHM is always great for students both racialized and marginalized to celebrate their individuality. This is also a valuable opportunity for students at large to get involved and learn […]

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Review: Captain America: Civil War

As a shameless fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, both as a business model and a narrative matrix, I had high expectations for what could be considered the studio’s most ambitious effort to date. My concerns with the movie mostly revolved around the ideological conflict between Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) and Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey, Jr.), and whether the filmmakers would re-frame the latter as an unambiguous villain with convenient motivations. However, in an organic extension of the plot threads established in earlier films, specifically the two Avengers films and in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Stark’s guilt over collateral damage allows us to sympathize with him and with Rogers as well. At times it felt like an […]

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