From cockroaches to mice: campus restaurants talk pest control

Cockroaches, mice, and flies are all things that people don’t want near their food. But what do campus restaurants do if customers complain about it? Blake Brooks, the manager at Oliver’s Pub & Patio, said there’s a cockroach issue all over campus. “There has been a cockroach issue in all of my 15 years at Carleton, so we’re not going to lie and say there’s no cockroaches spotted,” Brooks said. “It’s up to the customer what they choose to do. We don’t have a major problem and we haven’t had many customer issues.” Brooks added that if a student sees a pest in Oliver’s, he would “take care of that individual pest.” According to him, pest issues will only get […]

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Food and drink blog: A comprehensive review of all the places to eat on campus

One of the biggest adjustments first-year students will have to make while transitioning from high school to university is the hours spent at school. While spending long days on campus, it’s important to keep food and nutrition in mind. There are many options to eat on campus, but there are also many factors to consider, and three of the most important food factors as a student are how long it will take to order and eat there, how much it will cost to eat there, and where it is on campus.  Rooster’s Location: Fourth floor University Centre Wait time: less than 10 minutes Average cost: Less than $7 A great place to go, this Carleton University Students’ Association business is a […]

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What’s in a name? The stories behind Carleton’s building names

Ever wonder how the places on campus received their names? With more than 45 buildings around Carleton, there have probably been moments when you were both hopelessly lost and yet curious about the history behind each structure. Carleton undergoes a lengthy process to determine the names of their buildings. The tradition started with the name of the university itself, and extended to other structures, including shops and services. Since the university’s growth in the early 1960s, Carleton has continued its naming tradition based on the service and type of the building. Some are named after small suburban areas, while others after people who positively influenced the students at Carleton University. Mike’s Place The graduate association’s pub opened in 1973, over […]

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Carleton launches new food labelling system

Carleton’s Dining Services have unveiled a new food labelling initiative for on-campus food services to distinguish between vegetarian, vegan, halal, and gluten-free items. Jane Skapinker, Dining Services’ registered dietitian, said the logos will be on menu boards and items across campus. “I’d like students to know that even though we feed thousands of people per day, we always have time to talk to you and make special accommodations if need be,” Skapinker said. Vegetarian items will be labeled if the food does not contain any meat products. Food items labeled vegan will not include any animal products, including dairy or eggs. Foods labeled halal will be items that follow Islamic religious laws on consuming food. Some of these laws include specific […]

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The Charlatan’s guide to on-campus food

Hungry? Good. Check out this handy list to figure out where you can get the best (and best-hidden) food on campus, alternative options, and, best of all, free food!     Get your caffeine fix It is no secret Carleton has the most Tim Hortons locations per capita of any Canadian university. Across campus, there are five locations: two in the University Centre, one in Athletics, another in the Residence Commons, and one in the River Building—the only full-service Tim’s on campus. The other Canadian café on campus is Second Cup, located in the Canal Building. On Tuesdays, stop by for half-priced medium lattes. If you’re looking for a stronger or fancier coffee fix, there are also two Starbucks locations on campus. […]

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