Marianas Trench rocks frosh concert

The excitement in the air was clear as I walked towards the Athletics parking lot on Sept. 8. With a line that wrapped almost all the way around the back side of the Fieldhouse, people were just itching to enter the parking lot where they would eventually witness not only the closing ceremonies to their first week of university but also the main attraction, Marianas Trench. When the gates opened at 7 p.m., people flooded into the parking lot at full speed. Many fans ran to the front barrier once they were through the security checkpoint, with some skipping and screaming with excitement and others explaining loudly that they had waited hours in line to ensure their spot at the […]

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Carleton teams up with other universities for concussion research study

Carleton professors are involved in a new three-year research project on the effects of concussions and head injuries on the brain. The researchers will examine animal cadavers for the effects of cranial impact on the brain to improve helmet designs, before progressing to human cadavers next year. The goal is that the research will help lead to a decrease in the chance of athletes sustaining head/brain injuries. Carleton’s Impact Dynamics Research Group and the University of Ottawa’s (U of O) Neurotrauma Impact Science Laboratory came together for this new collaborative project, which includes professors and graduate students from both universities, as well as from the University of Waterloo (U of W). The Canadian Institutes for Health Research and the Natural Sciences […]

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Editorial: Honorary degrees should be given separate ceremonies

On June 7, Québecois poet and songwriter Gilles Vigneault accepted an honorary doctorate of literature at a ceremony in St. Patrick’s Building. What made the ceremony unique was how it took place at a date and time that was separate from the regular week of convocation ceremonies, which took place from June 12-16. While this change from the typical routine was the only one of its kind for this convocation season, this routine should become the norm for other honorary degree recipients. Recipients should continue to speak at the regular ceremonies, but their background needs to make sense with the degrees being conferred that day. For example, if Vigneault received his degree on the same day as law students or […]

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Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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Students propose bringing a general assembly to Carleton

The Carleton Revolutionary Student Movement (RSM) held a meeting on March 23 with the goal of establishing a general assembly as the highest decision-making body within the university’s undergraduate student union. Currently, the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) executives hold the highest decision-making power in CUSA. The proposed model would “give students direct control of the politics of the student union,” said Christian Splinter, RSM member and chair of the meeting. “This way CUSA can be truly held accountable by the student body.” He said the general assembly would be open to all full-time undergraduate students and would meet at least once per semester. At the meeting, any student could propose a motion, which would then be voted on by […]

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