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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Letter: Greek societies are part of Carleton

Carleton University’s higher ups have established new rules hindering fraternities and sororities from having a presence in the University Centre (UC) and Residence Commons. Allegedly seen as discriminatory, the groups have been limited by the school in where they can congregate. This change in policy came as a surprise to Greek societies. And I don’t blame them. Greek organizations have been on Carleton’s campus for years, and as sororities and fraternities reportedly book spaces like the UC through the university’s recognized Greek Council, nothing has stopped them from tabling in the very public spaces throughout past years. If Carleton students are seeking the community that Greek life offers, power to them. Frats and sororities are a part of Carleton as we […]

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Letter: Palestine mural defacement was motivated by hate

Carleton takes pride in the multiculturalism within its student body. However, acts like the defacement of the Palestine mural in the tunnels reveal the intolerance underlying our campus community and greater society. Many of us dream of a harmonious society where we accept one another and our differences. While there’s no doubt we have made progress, there is still work to be done. We don’t all need to share the same political and religious views, but our differences should be respected. Defacing a mural that symbolizes home and identity for many students on campus is disheartening and creates an unsafe environment. Associating the Dome of the Rock, an Islamic shrine in Jerusalem, with ISIS is racist and Islamophobic. To see […]

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Editorial: CBS has not done enough to eliminate discrimination in its policy

Canadian Blood Services (CBS), the organization that manages Canada’s entire blood supply outside of Quebec, announced May 22 it had dropped its longstanding ban against blood donations from men who have sex with men (MSM). Instead, the ban was reduced to only exclude men who have engaged in “MSM activity” in the past five years from donating. This modification to CBS’ blood donor guidelines may appear as a victory for gay rights in Canada. But on a practical level, it does little to equalize homosexual and bisexual men in the blood donating process, as one must remain celibate over this unrealistic length of time in order to qualify. No matter how you look at this policy, it is still discrimination […]

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