Q+A: Kingston band Kasador

Kasador is one of many bands to come out of the vibrant music scene in Kingston, Ont. Their pop-infused style of indie rock gets crowds singing and dancing during their upbeat live performances. The Charlatan caught up with them ahead of their headlining show in Ottawa on Nov. 2, at the 27 Club. The Charlatan (TC): How did you guys become a band? Will Hunter (WH): We were at Queen’s University, and I was playing around as an acoustic musician through the city, and I thought the songs kind of deserved more stuff. So, we started to bring in new musicians and trying different people. We met Nick [Babcock] through Boris [Baker], we played hockey together, and we knew Julian […]

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Queen University’s freshman students greeted with controversy

During move-in weekend at Queen’s University, a bedsheet was hung outside of a student’s house with the words ‘Daughter Drop Off’ painted on it, sparking outrage according to Global News. Approximately 20 protestors later took to the street outside of the house to leave messages for those who hung the sign. The sheet has since been removed after people called campus security and Kingston police, according to the Huffington Post. Later, a statement was issued by the president of the university. “Queen’s is committed to fostering a safe learning and living environment,” said Queen’s University president, Daniel Woolf. Susan Lord, a Queen’s film and media professor, told the Kingston Heritage that this is a  recurring event. “I’ve been working at Queen’s since […]

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Ravens fall to McMaster in home opener

On a cold, rainy evening on Sept. 3, the McMaster Marauders made their way to MNP Park to take on the 1-0 Carleton Ravens in the Ravens’ first home game of the 2017 season. McMaster was able to control the game throughout and stuff the Carleton offence, winning by a final score of 23-9. In front of a sold-out crowd, the game promised to be the first test for the Ravens in the fifth year of their program since it was revived in 2013. A tough test came in the form of McMaster, who have been perennial contenders in the Ontario University Athletic (OUA) conference. Last season, Carleton opened their year at McMaster with a 40-10 loss, while both teams went on to earn […]

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Ontario Sunshine List reveals university pay levels

The release of Ontario’s Public Sector Salary Disclosure list on March 31 highlighted a continuing gender wage gap among university employees. Published annually since 1996, the Sunshine List provides the salary and benefits of every public sector employee earning more than $100,000 in the previous year. This year’s list has grown by seven per cent, with more than 123,000 people paid more than $100,000 last year, according to CBC News. Carleton president Roseann Runte is once again the highest paid employee at Carleton. Earning a total of $400,004.97 in 2016, Runte was one of three women amongst the top 10 highest paid Carleton employees last year. Sprott School of Business associate dean of professional graduate programs Lorraine Dyke was fourth, earning […]

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Carleton figure skating wraps up season with annual show

The Carleton Ravens competitive figure skating team concluded their 2016-17 season with their End of Year Show, hosted on March 11 at the Ice House. With over 100 people in attendance, the team’s final performance gave skaters the opportunity to showcase their talent and skills practiced throughout the season. “It was emotional for me and some of my friends, because we are graduating,” said fourth-year skater Sofija Mrdja. As team captain for the past two years, Mrdja said she felt that with several returning veteran skaters, the rookies of the team had a strong support system going into the season. “That was one of my goals being captain, is to make sure that everyone was motivated,” she said. Having a […]

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