Women’s hockey in last place midway through season

The Carleton Ravens women’s hockey team is in a tough spot heading into the winter break as they sit last in the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) with a record of 3-7, losing their last five straight games. The Ravens find themselves below the McGill Martlets in the standings who have a two point lead with one less game played. With only 10 games left in the season, the Ravens are going to have to stage a comeback in the second half of the season with renewed strength if they hope to make it to the playoffs. The team finished the 2016-17 season in last place, with a record of 4-14. At this point in the season, the Ravens […]

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RRRA midterm review: what’s done and what’s not

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) is officially halfway through their term, and The Charlatan had a chance to speak with RRRA president Hyder Naqvi about how the year has been going so far, what promises they’ve kept, and which ones are underway. Promise: Extend residence move-out deadlines Yes: Naqvi said via email that after conversations with housing over the summer, “leniency upon request ahead of time” may be granted as long as a student has shown good conduct throughout the year, and have no history of being “written up” or documented for wrongdoings on the residence property. Promise: Replace the MacDaddy’s with a Burrito Shack in Oasis Ongoing: While replacing an entire restaurant in Oasis has proved to be […]

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RRRA Midterm Review

The Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA) aimed high last year with its campaign promises. The Charlatan spoke with RRRA president Graham Pedregosa to check in on whether the association has kept with their election platform thus far. Promise: RRRA promised to continue the healthy relationship they have set up with vendors to get cheaper prices at Abstentions. Yes: The association has been creating bulk deals at Abstentions so students can get more for less. “We’re really happy that we’ve been able to lower the prices significantly,” Pedregosa said. He said there are more deals at Abstentions than ever before, from $3 for two Coke products to $6 for two bags of chips and more. Promise: The residence organization promised to provide […]

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CUSA Midterm Review: have they kept their campaign promises?

It’s that time of year again. The Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives have reached the middle of their term, and the Charlatan reviewed all the work they have done so far. Has the “A Better Carleton” slate kept their promises? Read on for which promises were kept, which ones are underway, and which ones have fallen short. PROMISE: A faster opt-out process from the health, dental, and accident plan. YES: CUSA made it a goal to ease the opt-out process from their health plan for students who already have external health coverage. Over the course of the summer, CUSA reformed the way money is refunded to students who choose to opt-out of the health plan, according to CUSA president […]

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RRRA Midterm Review: How are they faring so far?

Another fall semester is history for the Rideau River Residence Association (RRRA). The Charlatan spoke with RRRA president Will Verschuren to see whether the association kept up with their election pledges. PROMISE: The current RRRA executive ran on a promise to lower or get rid of room phone fees charged to residence students. YES: RRRA reached a deal with Housing and Residence Services on getting rid of phone fees this week. “We wanted to basically make sure that students wouldn’t be charged for old phones that don’t cost the university anything anymore,” Verschuren said. He estimated the cost of having a residence phone at around $230 per person. PROMISE: Verschuren and his executive proposed to attract sponsorships throughout the year from […]

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