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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Veganism: What is it? Is it healthy and affordable?

Fad diets and new eating lifestyles come and go like the seasons: gluten-free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, the juice cleanse, the grapefruit diet—the list is endless. Carleton University students might remember when campus was recently covered overnight with chalk drawings meant to encourage a vegan lifestyle, like “fish are friends, not food.” But what exactly is veganism? Vegans choose to avoid any animal byproducts in their diet and their lifestyle, according to Eat Right Ontario’s website. This includes no consumption of meat, eggs, milk, or honey, and many vegans also choose to avoid buying leather, wool, and products that rely on animal testing. Other meat-free lifestyles Words like vegetarian, flexitarian, pescatarian, and vegan can make things a little confusing. Carleton’s […]

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Echoing the baby boom: what is a millennial?

“Sorry, I’m not a millennial,” said 19-year-old University of Ottawa student Justin Chu. “People born after 2000 are millennials.” The exact time period that defines who millennials are is up for debate among young people and experts themselves. Neil Howe and William Strauss, the authors of the Strauss-Howe generational theory, coined the term “millennial” in 1991. According to their theory, millennials are people born between 1980 and 2000. However, Statistics Canada calls the millennial generation “children of the baby boomers” who were born between 1972 and 1992. According to Statistics Canada, millennials are also referred to as generation Y, or the “echo of the baby boom.” Those born after 2000 are typically called generation Z, and are not considered millennials. […]

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