Letter: A scale can be a trigger

Recently, Carleton University’s fitness centre removed the scale from their gym. The result has been an overwhelming amount of backlash from the online community. I understand where they are coming from, as a scale is a beneficial tool for many in their workout routine. That being said, I have a problem with how a lot of people have expressed their disagreement. Looking at the comments on the articles from The Charlatan, the Ottawa Citizen and other outlets, you will see the mention of a snowflake generation, hurt feelings and jokes about what a trigger is. What people are failing to realize is triggering someone isn’t the same thing as hurting their feelings. In many cases it can be life-threatening. For […]

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Pro-OPIRG referendum committee appealing electoral violations

The committee advocating that students vote ‘no’ to the referendum question asking them to remove OPIRG-Carleton’s levy has received five electoral violations, and is appealing all of them. The ‘no’ committee is appealing the violations. If the appeal of all five violations fails, 10 per cent of votes against removing OPIRG-Carleton’s levy will be withheld, according to the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) electoral code. As per the code, an additional violation would disqualify the committee altogether. The ‘no’ committee wants to save OPIRG-Carleton’s annual $6.84 levy per full-time undergraduate. The violations stem from a disagreement between the elections office and the ‘no’ committee regarding whether the committee is responsible for the actions of OPIRG-Carleton. Head of the ‘no’ committee […]

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