Letter: No reason to stress over your undergraduate degree

Finals week brings with it the taste of blood in the air: hundreds of students pushing themselves to insane physical and mental limits to try to improve or maintain their averages, and stay in their program. Popular remedies include ingesting coffee and energy drinks, and spending entire days at a time pouring over every bit of information from the whole semester. This is an insane amount of effort and stress put into something that in the long run is as inconsequential to you, the individual reader, as your favourite subject was in high school. The reason most people put so much effort into their studies at the undergrad level is to either buff up their hiring prospects or get into […]

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CASG elects new president, approves budget

The Carleton Academic Student Government (CASG) elected a new president and approved their budget for the current academic year at their meeting on Oct. 12. Chloe Miller, CASG’s new president, previously served as interim vice-president (academic), but was elected after the previous president stepped down over the summer. Miller, a third-year communications and media studies student, said the previous president did not say the reason for resigning. She said one of her main goals for this year centres around making CASG more visible to the student body. “A lot of people just don’t know about us,” she said. “It’s something we want to focus on this year, getting CASG visibility. Everyone knows what [the Carleton University Students’ Association] is, not […]

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Letter: Don’t judge campus church groups so fast

As the school year winds down, I’ve reflected on my decision to join a church group on campus—Campus Rush. I have been pleasantly surprised, and found groups such as Campus Rush are unfairly stereotyped.  I have experienced community and acceptance from people who barely knew who I was or what I about. I already had a group of friends outside this group, so it wasn’t from lack of friends that I enjoyed the company of the group. There was a unique genuine feeling in the smiles they gave, the time people took to talk and shared course horror stories. I have had people share my journey through school and my curiosity to figure out what I’m about. Most importantly, I have […]

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Health and fitness blog: Running is the new coffee

The one thing more stressful than exam time is the few weeks before them—the week after reading week, when midterms appear out of nowhere and your only contact is with everything caffeinated. But say goodbye to caffeine and hello to a new pair of sneakers because running is the new coffee. A recent study conducted by the University Of Georgia’s department of exercise induced subjects with anxiety through a caffeine pill in order to test their psychological and mood symptoms after resting or exercising for an hour. The study found the subjects who exercised were three times more likely to be relieved from their anxiety than the ones who rested. Ever been in an exam when you were confronted with […]

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Editorial: Maintenance at Carleton needs more attention

Southam Hall’s water main break is the latest chapter in this year’s maintenance failures at Carleton. A month before the tunnels flooded, a sudden blackout last semester in the Fieldhouse caused an in-exam evacuation. Students moving into campus at the end of the summer were greeted by a Canal Building that was visibly falling apart. That’s just this year, and it’s enough to point to an ongoing problem. These larger events concern the safety of students. Beyond that, there are problems with the everyday maintenance of most buildings. Have you ever walked by a piece of litter in the Loeb Building, and then saw it in the same spot the next day, and the day after that? Maybe Carleton students […]

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