Editorial: Capital Hoops needs to move to a better venue

This year the annual Capital Hoops Classic saw a drop in attendance of 1,500 people. With an official attendance of 8,579, this is the lowest attendance the game has had since 2014. If Carleton and the University of Ottawa (U of O) hope to keep Capital Hoops relevant, they need to reconsider the Canadian Tire Centre as the host of the event. The Canadian Tire Centre is over a 30 minute drive (with no traffic) from Carleton’s campus, and even farther from the U of O, meaning that for students, the travel time alone to Capital Hoops could exceed two hours. Add on the fact that the night features two games, a student would have to spend nearly six hours […]

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Men’s hockey extends win streak to six

The Carleton Ravens men’s hockey team extended their winning streak to six games as they beat the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees 4-2 on Nov. 10, and then defeated the Queens Gaels 4-1 the following day. The Ravens offence got off to an early start against the U of O, as Ravens forward Ryan Van Stralen fired the puck into the back of the net past Gee-Gee’s goalie Graham Hunt just two minutes into the game. Only seconds later, Ravens forward Fabian Walsh took a pass from teammate Brett Gustavsen and wired the puck past Hunt to take a 2-0 lead. Before the first period could end, Ravens forward Dalen Hedges put a backhand shot through Hunt’s legs, […]

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Ravens fall to Gee-Gees in Colonel By Classic

The Carleton Ravens and the University of Ottawa (U of O) Gee-Gees hit the ice at TD Arena for the second annual Colonel By Classic on Nov. 17. The Ravens fell to the Gee-Gees 4-3, as the Gee-Gees looked to get their first win against Carleton this year and take home the Colonel By Classic banner. The first period of the game was defined by a hard-hitting, defensive style of play, with the Gee-Gees outshooting the Ravens 11-8. Ravens goaltender Francois Brassard stood strong, kicking out all the shots pointed towards him, with many coming from high danger spots. Carleton would have the first opportunity on the power play in the first period, which U of O goalie Graham Hunt […]

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Q+A: Vancouver country singer Shawn Austin

Over the last few months, Vancouver-based country singer Shawn Austin has seen his popularity skyrocket. His latest single, “Paradise Found,” is quickly climbing the Canadian country music charts, making him one of the top 10 most-played Canadians artists on country radio. Austin is currently taking part in the Side Effects tour, making nightly appearances on stage with headliner, Dallas Smith. He spoke to The Charlatan ahead of his Oct. 18 show at TD Place. The Charlatan (TC): How do you think people are responding to “Paradise Found”? Shawn Austin (SA): To be honest, I wasn’t expecting this to be, for my first single, to chart at all. Once it broke Top 50, we were stoked. Top 40, it was amazing. […]

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Musicians raise money for children’s hospital

Country band River Town Saints were among the headliners to take the stage at Sing Out for CHEO at TD Place Arena on Oct. 21. Organized by local musician Danny Sylvestre, the event has taken place annually for the last two years as a fundraiser to support the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Foundation. For Sylvestre, this event is very personal for him and his family, who have greatly benefitted from CHEO’s services. For nearly 17 years, Sylvestre’s daughter, Marychelle, made regular visits to CHEO while undergoing treatment for muscular dystrophy. As of last year, she is no longer going through treatment. “It was very hard for us to leave CHEO, so I decided it was time to give […]

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