Editorial: Frosh concerts should support CU musicians

Editor’s note: Following publication of this editorial, The Charlatan was informed that two members of Almost Kennedy, who opened for Marianas Trench at Carleton’s frosh week, are Carleton students. This editorial has been updated to reflect that fact. The Charlatan regrets the error.  In a world where musicians are constantly struggling to release their music to the public, there should be more venues on campus for Carleton musicians who are looking for opportunities to perform. There are various ways Carleton can give musicians, both in and out of the music program, chances to attract listeners, with a particularly prominent opportunity being the annual concert at Fall Orientation. Like any university, Carleton has students who are deeply passionate about the arts, and […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Balancing work and studies

For many students, going to university means living away from home for the first time. With that comes a truckload of adult responsibilities, like paying bills, which can be overwhelming on top of a university course load. For about 50 per cent of Canadian students, working a part-time job during school is necessary to make ends meet. But, maintaining a healthy balance between school, work, and extracurriculars, while still having a social life, can be tough. Here are a few tips so you don’t get too overwhelmed and stressed out. Manage your time Time management is an important part of a work/school balance, and is a great skill to develop for adult life in general. If you’re a student juggling […]

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Health and Fitness Blog: Fight off the Freshman 15

Everyone at one point in time entering university has probably heard of the infamous “freshman 15,” the so-called 15 pounds first-year students often gain. So how can you—a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed freshman—avoid said 15 pounds? How can you stay healthy throughout the entire school year? It’s actually pretty simple. Eat a well-rounded diet and exercise. Before we get to the tips, let’s address a few things. Being healthy is 80 per cent diet and 20 per cent exercise, so believe it or not, but consuming your weight in alcohol and following that with a basket of chicken wings will not be balanced out by a bottle of water and 30 minutes of running the next day. Lastly, slimness isn’t the same […]

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Sex Blog: Party hard, party safe

Congratulations on your graduation from high school! You have officially moved on to post-secondary education, where people complain constantly about their dire need for sleep, yet continue to attend frat parties on Tuesdays. University is also a great source of confusing student politics, awkward conversations with important people, over-caffeinated adolescents and random philanthropic causes. As Monica Geller said to a very wet, unwed Rachel Green: “Welcome to the real world. It sucks. You’re gonna love it!” This new, real-world experience begins with a hype week of wild activities and lit event nights hosted by Carleton’s Student Experience Office, also known as frosh week. Below are a few must-follow tips to ensure a smooth start to your university experience: Don’t let […]

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Letter: Get involved during your first year at CU

Upon entering my final year at Carleton, I turn into my mother, and ask the cliché question: “Where has the time gone?” I have very few regrets about my university experience. Looking back, I see papers I could have edited before handing in, and assignments I could have started earlier. However, my biggest regret of university is not getting involved sooner. Like many bright-eyed first years, I showed up on Academic Orientation Day with the full intention of signing myself up for every club and organization that suited my interests. If only I had followed through. Orientation Day is a great way to get your foot in the door. Though I have the privilege of being in a position of […]

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