Former Raven finds success in Germany

Michael McNamee, former player for the Raven’s men’s hockey team, is now playing professional hockey for EC Bad Nauheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (German Ice Hockey League), the country’s second-level professional ice hockey league. During his four seasons with the Ravens, McNamee collected 134 points in 102 games. The former Raven said he believes that his time at Carleton made him into the player he is today through experiences with the coaching staff and his teammates. “I was able to grow with confidence year after year at Carleton and that allowed my game to grow into a more complete game,” McNamee said in an email. He said that Marty Johnston, former head coach of the Raven’s men’s hockey team, […]

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Let’s talk about sex: a conversation about sexuality in the millennial era

As Ottawa and Carleton get ready to welcome winter, the cold and the constant indoors has more than a few of us wanting to hunker down with someone special. While many of us crave the security of being in a relationship, many millennials would prefer to stay single. However, this doesn’t mean they’re having more sex. Are millennials really having less sex? From the New York Times to Vice, recent articles on sex in the 21st-century are suggesting that millennials are having less sex and fewer sexual partners than previous generations, with little explanation as to why. Harar Hall, co-ordinator of Carleton University’s Womyn’s Centre, debunked the idea that millennials are less sexually active than previous generations by looking at the […]

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Dalhousie University withdraws disciplinary action against student

The Dalhousie University announced on Oct. 25, that it was suspending any disciplinary action against Masuma Khan, a member of the Dalhousie Student Union (DSU), according to a press release. Khan, vice-president (academic and external) of the DSU, was being investigated for violating the university’s code of conduct after criticizing the DSU’s involvement in Canada 150 celebrations with a Facebook post this past summer. The complaint was made by Michael Smith, a graduate student in Dalhousie’s history department, according to a CBC article. According to a statement by Arig al-Shaibah, the university’s vice-provost (student affairs), Khan’s Facebook post started with “Fuck you all” and ended with ‘#whitefragilitycankissmyass’ and ‘#whitetearsarentsacred.’ In the statement, al-Shaibah said that after reading Khan’s post, she recognized that […]

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U of Alberta students turn lipsticks and bongs into entrepreneurship

Students at the University of Alberta (U of A) have recently created healthy and more convenient alternatives to every-day leisure items. Akash Gupta, a fourth-year chemical engineering student, designed a lipstick that he said is made out of healthier ingredients than that of other brands on the market. He said during a shopping trip with his mother and sister, he read the ingredient list of a lipstick. He said when he realized the underlying harm in the chemicals used, he began brainstorming ingredients for a healthy alternative. After sharing his idea with his colleague Sravya Kalyanapu, the two cofounded Seleste, a lipstick brand that uses only natural ingredients, according to him. “It took us about a year to create the […]

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CUPE 2424 votes to support strike action

Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 2424 (CUPE 2424) voted 93 per cent in support of the union’s negotiating team up to and including strike action, on Oct. 16.  According to its website, CUPE 2424 represents more than 850 administrative, technical and library workers at Carleton. An Oct. 20 message on the website said more than 63 per cent of members cast their votes. “The message is clear. We will not stand for major concessions,” the post stated. The vote is the most recent event in a series of bargaining processes sparked by the expiration of the collective agreement between the union and the university. According to Pam Griffin-Hody, CUPE 2424’s president, the strike mandate vote was held […]

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