Opinion: Millennials shouldn’t be shamed

According to a recent study in the UK, many young people don’t identify as millennials, and don’t perceive their Generation Z cohorts in an especially positive light. This mass identity crisis, according to the survey, stems from the enormous stigma that surrounds millennials. The word “millennial” has come to symbolize an egocentric group of whiny youths, and an entire generation has taken to self-loathing because of the prejudices they face. This kind of anti-millennial rhetoric is nothing new. You can’t go a day without reading a headline attacking millennials, such as “Avocados are Endangered Because Millennials Buy Too Much Toast.” Shared and liked by baby boomers with a Facebook account, these articles are denigrating an enormous age group with biased […]

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Jian Ghomeshi trial witness speaks during Consent Culture Week

Linda Christina Redgrave delivered a keynote speech on Oct. 18 as a part of this year’s Consent Culture Week at Carleton Redgrave was known as ‘Witness 1’ during the Jian Ghomeshi sexual assault trial, and was one of three women that testified during the trial. Ghomeshi, a former CBC radio host, was found not guilty of four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking in May 2016. Redgrave spoke to about 100 students in Fenn Lounge about the issues with the justice system in regards to sexual assault cases. “The day I went to report [the assault], my life changed,” she said. When discussing the trial, Redgrave said it can be a brutal process. “Had I not had […]

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Letter: It’s time Ottawa becomes officially bilingual

Ottawa is moving towards becoming officially bilingual. But wait—wasn’t it already bilingual anyway? At least, that’s what mayor Jim Watson says. The street signs may be in English and French, but the City of Ottawa isn’t officially a bilingual capital. The organization Bilingual Ottawa is now asking city councillors to change the City of Ottawa Act to declare the city officially bilingual. This may be quite shocking, but being bilingual shouldn’t be an option: it should be a requirement. Canada recognizes its national languages as French and English, but is known worldwide for its Anglophone cities, such as Toronto and Vancouver. Even Montreal, the most populous city in Quebec, is very Anglophone. Ottawa itself is on the border of Quebec […]

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Letter: Binge drinking is a cultural problem for Canadians

On-campus organizations like CU Don’t Know that raise awareness for the dangers of drinking serve as a small reminder for an otherwise far larger issue. Binge drinking as a phenomenon is certainly nothing new, yet its impact can be seen anywhere from media representation to bars catering to a binge-oriented clientele. Lowering the drinking age alone won’t solve the issue of binge-drinking. Neither will less exposure in movies. Rather, we should appreciate and learn from a Latin European model which imparts, from a young age, a culturally responsible approach to alcohol and its consumption. Culturally, alcohol is portrayed as a taboo in most North American households, which, in conjunction with higher-than-average drinking ages, generates desire stemming from alcohol’s forbidden nature. […]

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Mayfair highlights ‘an Ottawa problem’

I was walking down Bank St. the other day when, to my surprise, I saw an endangered species. The Mayfair Theatre at the corner of Bank and Sunnyside is a local institution. It’s been sitting on that corner for the better part of a century and has maintained the original architecture that first made it a beauty when the fedora was still cool and talking pictures were all the rage. But over the past year, the Mayfair has been taking a hit unlike ever before — the move to digital — and it might not survive. The trend of smaller movie houses closing across the country isn’t new. It’s been happening with increasing frequency as the move to video-on-demand and […]

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