CUSA axes The Raven yearbook

On Aug. 31, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) approved its operating budget for the 2017-18 year, which included a decision to cut funding to the yearbook completely. The Raven was a project resumed last school year after a 36-year hiatus. The decision to cut the funding was made due to the yearbook being “not the most popular item,” according to Gavin Resch, CUSA’s vice-president (finance). In the 2015-16 year, CUSA made $16,180 off yearbook sales after budgeting for $25,000 in revenue. In the 2016-17 year, which also falls on Carleton’s 75th anniversary, CUSA projected revenue to be $35,000 for the yearbook, but fell short of its prediction and made $18,225 in sales. Zameer Masjedee, CUSA’s president, said the yearbook […]

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CUSA budget affects changes to Oliver’s, Haven Books

The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) council passed its operating budget for the year, with major financial changes to businesses such as Oliver’s Pub & Patio and Haven Books. This year’s budget features $2.4 million in funding, roughly $200,000 more than what was approved last year. The largest area of change is directed towards Oliver’s. Whereas last year’s overhead costs for paper supplies and other disposable cutlery came to just over $23,000, the decision to switch to reusable dishes and cutlery have lowered its budget slot to only $8,000, resulting in $10,000 in savings even after purchasing the new tableware. According to Gavin Resch, CUSA’s vice-president (finance), one of the main issues in previous years was the food quality at […]

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Leaving the Nest: Kajami-Keane ends Ravens career as a champion

After two seasons with the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team, Kaza Kajami-Keane is set to graduate following two national championships and two Second-Team All-Canadian honours in two seasons. Previously, Kajami-Keane played with the Cleveland State Vikings and Illinois State Redbirds before transferring to Carleton. Over the course of 38 regular season games with the Ravens, Kajami-Keane averaged 14.8 points per game, along with 5.9 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per game. The Ajax, Ont. native spoke to The Charlatan about his basketball career and future. The Charlatan (TC): How do you reflect on the season and your career at Carleton? Kaza Kajami-Keane (KK): The season was very good. We had some new guys and they helped us out a […]

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University of Manitoba slate borrows branding, platform points from One Carleton

The name and some platform points of the winning slate in the University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) election earlier this month shared a resemblance to the winning slate of the recent Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) election. Similar to the “One Carleton” slate in the CUSA election, the “One UMSU” slate at the University of Manitoba (U of M) won every executive position in the UMSU election, all while sharing some of One Carleton’s branding and campaign promises. According to The Manitoban, the U of M’s student paper, One UMSU promised nap pods in the school’s University Centre and to create more student jobs—both promises One Carleton made during their 2017 campaign. One UMSU promised to work with Winnipeg […]

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Ejim, Kazami-Keane say they don’t regret being Ravens

It was March 15, 2015, and the Carleton Ravens men’s basketball team have just won its fifth straight Canadian Interuniversity Sports (CIS) (now U SPORTS) championship. The victory was in large part from the efforts of Philip and Thomas Scrubb, Victor Raso, and Jean Emmanuel Pierre-Charles. Although they basked in the lopsided victory over the crosstown rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees, some serious questions lay on the horizon. Both Scrubb brothers along with Raso were graduating, leaving three large holes in the lineup. The team still looked to have a lot of depth with sharpshooting guards Connor Wood and Gavin Resch, but lacked a starting point guard. A greater surprise came in the summer of 2015 when […]

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