Five athletes earn Reader’s Choice awards

The readers voted and The Charlatan listened. A total of 1,279 votes were cast, and the following five athletes have earned this year’s Reader’s Choice awards. Katelyn Steele Women’s hockey 580 votes In her third season with the Ravens, Steele was named an RSEQ Second-Team All-Star. Steele ranked sixth in U SPORTS with 541 saves as well as the RSEQ’s second-best save percentage at 0.920 per cent, and posted a goals-against average of 3.03. “She’s the most competitive person that I know, she works her butt off, she really wants to win and she wants to see this program do well,” Ravens teammate Tawnya Guindon said. “All the little details that she does makes her so successful.” Aaron Woods Lacrosse […]

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Women’s basketball edges U of O at Bytown Battle

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team defeated the rival University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees by a score of 57-50 on Jan. 17 at Montpetit Hall as part of the Bytown Battle. The game offered a preview between the two teams before the two rivals clash at the Canadian Tire Centre for the annual Capital Hoops Classic on Feb. 3. “They’re a tough team, they have a lot of pride, and obviously they don’t want anybody beating them,” said Ravens head coach Taffe Charles after the game. “They’re gonna give us everything they got, they did a good job, and when they get a bit healthier I’m sure they’re gonna give us everything we can handle.” The Ravens seemed […]

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Women’s basketball wins four straight

  Back from a two-game road trip, the Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team extended its winning streak, when they defeated the Brock Badgers by a score of 73-49 at the Ravens’ Nest. “I thought we played hard, I don’t think we played particularly well,” Ravens head coach Taffe Charles said. “I think at the end of the day, I was hoping as a group we would play a lot better, but I thought we played hard enough [and] we were happy to be back at home.” The Ravens shot 50 per cent from the field in the first quarter and were aided by five Brock turnovers. Despite Carleton’s efficiency shooting the ball and Brock’s sloppiness, the Badgers only trailed by […]

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Women’s basketball soars past Nipissing and Laurentian

The Carleton Ravens women’s basketball team’s strong defence shut down their weekend opposition, as they keep their eight-game win streak alive heading into the season’s most anticipated game thus far. The Ravens forced 25 turnover when they beat the Nipissing Lakers 75-30 on Jan. 13 as part of the first of the back-to-back games at the Ravens’ Nest. The strong defensive performance accompanied by a well balanced offence was key to the win. Carleton’s top scorer, fourth-year forward Heather Lindsay, had a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds—five of which were offensive rebounds. The inside presence of Lindsay allowed more perimeter shots from Ravens guard Stephanie Carr, who had a field goal percentage of 66 percent, and scored 15 […]

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Filling up our landfills: The facts on food waste and composting at Carleton

It’s lunchtime on a Wednesday afternoon at Carleton University. The Fresh Food Company (FFC)—the university’s only buffet-style dining hall—is flurried with activity. There is barely an empty table in sight as hundreds of hungry students take time away from their books to enjoy a meal. A constant stream of people move through the waste area, where one by one plates are scraped into bins and the contents of half-empty glasses are poured down the sink. All this unfinished food contributes to the rising food waste epidemic across the globe. FOOD WASTE IN CANADA Canadians love to eat, but in recent years their food consumption habits have resulted in exponential levels of waste. In fact, food waste in this country is on the rise, according to a 2014 study conducted by Value Chain Management […]

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