Consent Team educates new students

Every fall, incoming first-year Carleton students are presented with information they need to adjust to university. On Sept. 2—the first day of Fall Orientation—students and parents met the “Consent Team,” a new initiative to fuel a conversation about consent and sexual violence on campus. The team was championed by Kelsey Gilchrist, the co-chair of Our Turn Carleton, a student-led sexual violence prevention initiative. The idea then received additional support from Equity Services and the Student Experience Office. According to Jenna Lambert, the program co-ordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services at Equity Services, the team is made up of 16 student volunteers. Lambert said in an email that the team aims to inform students and their parents about campus resources and […]

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Marianas Trench to headline Fall Orientation concert

Marianas Trench, a Vancouver-based pop punk band, will headline this year’s Fall Orientation concert on Sept. 8, according to the Student Experience Office’s (SEO) Twitter account. We are beyond excited to announce that MARIANAS TRENCH will be the headliner for the Fall Orientation concert! 🎉📢 pic.twitter.com/JRFPh22zkS — Carleton SEO (@CarletonSEO) August 15, 2017 The Juno Award-winning group has released four full-length studio albums, the most recent being 2015’s Astoria. Their hit singles include “Cross My Heart,” “Celebrity Status,” “Fallout,” and “One Love.” Lead singer Josh Ramsay was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2013 for cowriting Carly Rae Jepsen’s single “Call Me Maybe.” The concert will also feature “special guests,” according to the poster released by the SEO. This […]

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Arkells play private show for residence students

Hamilton-based rock band Arkells have played at several Canadian university campuses over the years, but they can now add a Carleton University residence lounge to their list of campus venues. The band played a private, unplugged show in the Raven’s Roost residence lounge for Carleton University residence students on Feb. 13. The show was a collaboration between the Arkells and Carleton’s Student Experience Office (SEO). The band put on a short acoustic performance for around 50 students, taking song requests and pausing in between songs to chat with the audience. Near the end of the show, the band moved to the centre of the room and asked students to pull their seats in close around the group while they played […]

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Fall Orientation wraps up with 3,150 overall participants

Carleton’s Fall Orientation ended on Sept. 10, with an overall participation of 3,150 first-year students. Jeremy Brzozowski, the manager at the Student Experience Office (SEO), said in an email that 2,300 students registered for this year’s general orientation, 550 for EngFrosh, and over 300 for Sprosh. He said each one of these programs manages their own budget and Carleton does not make a profit on the event. Brzozowski said the biggest part of Frosh’s budget goes towards entertainment for first years. He said expenditures could be estimated as 40 per cent going towards entertainment, 25 per cent for food, 20 per cent for merchandise, 10 per cent for staffing, and 5 per cent for other expenses. “The cost to Carleton for Fall […]

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Slide into university with tips for a smooth transition

Beginning university is like taking a ride on a roller coaster—there are highs, lows, and a few loops along the way. The Charlatan talked to Owen Clifton, the mentorship coordinator at Carleton’s Student Experience Office, about the best tips for a smooth transition to university. According to Clifton, first-year students face numerous challenges when beginning university. “Each student faces unique challenges that are particular to them,” he said. “No two people are going to experience the exact same challenges in the exact same order at the exact same time.” While each student’s struggles are different, Clifton said many have a tough time transitioning from high school to university life. “There is a lot of data that seems to suggest that […]

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