CUAG hosts Spring Art Showcase

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) hosted its Annual Spring Art Showcase and Art Party on March 30. The event was organized in partnership with the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society and the Campus Activity Board. The showcase included art-making activities with special guest artist Ojo Agi. Agi led a workshop with portraits of Black feminine figures, chalk and charcoal. “I’m here running the arts table, so people can come and chill out here before the show starts. We’re doing colouring pages of Beyoncé, Lupita, and Solange,” Agi said. CUAG also hosted The Other NFB: The National Film Board’s Still Photography Division, which displayed photos of Canadian culture from the 40s through 50s. Yannick Anton and David Ofori Zapparoli created Outside […]

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Slide into university with tips for a smooth transition

Beginning university is like taking a ride on a roller coaster—there are highs, lows, and a few loops along the way. The Charlatan talked to Owen Clifton, the mentorship coordinator at Carleton’s Student Experience Office, about the best tips for a smooth transition to university. According to Clifton, first-year students face numerous challenges when beginning university. “Each student faces unique challenges that are particular to them,” he said. “No two people are going to experience the exact same challenges in the exact same order at the exact same time.” While each student’s struggles are different, Clifton said many have a tough time transitioning from high school to university life. “There is a lot of data that seems to suggest that […]

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CU Cultural Showcase impresses students

Students were able to enjoy and share their artistic talents with their peers at the Carleton Cultural Showcase on March 20. The event was hosted by the Student Experience Office and the Campus Activity Board (CAB). The evening had students participate in a variety of activities such as calligraphy, button making, musical performances, and spoken word group, Spoke N’ Heard. Nancy Asante, CAB director of arts and culture, said the planning process was long but rewarding. “My goal for tonight was for people to be creative. I feel like it’s just so important for people to be a part of a creative atmosphere,” she explained. “I’ve been planning for about a month and a half now and it’s a lot […]

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Carleton cancels Dan Savage event after students speak out

A speaking event at Carleton with gay activist and sex-advice columnist Dan Savage was cancelled by the the university’s Campus Activity Board (CAB) after complaints were made about some of the author’s comments. The original complaint came from Arun Smith, an eighth-year human rights student, who emailed CAB March 6 on behalf of another student. According to Smith, this student feels Savage is transphobic and sexist. Gina Parker, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) vice-president (student issues), agreed with Smith and sent an email of support for the cancellation of the event. “He has made a significant amount of derogatory comments towards various groups and identities, and we do not feel comfortable welcoming him back because of these remarks,” Parker’s email […]

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Students take over Unicentre atrium with music

The Unicentre atrium was hit with a moment of spontaneous delight on Oct. 24. Student musicians took to the stage to perform, giving those passing by a rare treat as they made their way to class. Dessy Sukendar, director of the arts and culture committee of the Campus Activity Board (CAB), said she hopes the event will push student artists into the spotlight. “I feel like there’s less exposure to student performers outside of their own community,” she said. “I’m trying to put it out in the open and on campus.” One of the musicians, Andrew Parton, said he was glad CAB took the time to showcase students’ talents. “Promoting student musicians is really great because we kind of need […]

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