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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Abstentions latest to offer a vegan option on campus

With the recent addition of vegan ice cream at Abstentions, the convenience store joined the likes of Mike’s Place and Rooster’s as restaurants that offer vegan food at Carleton. Not to be left out, Carleton University Dining Services, the organization in charge of the cafeteria in Residence Commons among other on-campus locations, has offered vegan options for a while now. Jane Skapinker, a registered dietitian for Dining Services, said they are always trying to offer more vegan options. “While we may not have used the term ‘vegan,’ we have always made an effort to incorporate a variety of foods, including plant based foods,” Skapinker said, “and as the demand has grown for vegan foods, so have our options.” Indeed, the […]

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Sports Blog: Where to watch the World Series

Like any other Canadian, I’m overjoyed at the success of Canada’s team in the baseball postseason run this year. The Toronto Blue Jays, for the second consecutive year, have impressed and delighted the nation with all 127 of Edwin Encarnacion’s runs batted in and Josh Donaldson’s famous cross-diamond throws. Unfortunately, the Blue Jays were eliminated by the Cleveland Indians in Game 5 of the American League Conference Series on Oct. 19. Now, as conflicted Canadians, we have to decide who we’re going to root for during the World Series. While choosing a new team to cheer on can be a challenge, choosing a great spot to catch all the action can be even tougher. From sports bars to the old couch in […]

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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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Opinion: Carleton’s hockey team deserves more recognition

It’s that annoying time of year again. No, I’m not talking about that time where we all start stressing over exams and final papers. I’m talking about the NCAA March Madness tournament. March Madness is a huge college basketball tournament that happens every year, surprisingly enough, in March. The tournament showcases some of the best college basketball teams in the United States. Every year, sports fans all over North America hurry to fill out the 32-team bracket in hope they achieve the impossible, perfect bracket. I am a huge sports fan. Admittedly a baseball and hockey fan, but I do enjoy the occasional basketball game and most sporting events. But why is the NCAA so big in Canada? It’s broadcasted […]

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