York Region binge drinking ad causes controversy

A poster in the women’s washroom at the York University Student Centre has caused controversy as some students say it carries a sexist message. The ad is part of a safe substance use campaign launched by York Region and has been seen in bar washrooms around downtown Toronto, according to CBC Toronto. York Region is a regional municipality that stretches from Toronto to Lake Simcoe in Southern Ontario. The poster depicts a shocked woman looking down at her phone with her hand on her head. The ad reads, “don’t try to keep up with the guys.” Overlaying the picture are three Instagram photos from accounts called “collegegirl” and “collegeguy.”  The “collegegirl” Instagram photos show the woman meeting a guy and binge […]

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Gilles Vigneault receives honorary doctorate of literature

Prolific Québecois poet and songwriter Gilles Vigneault received an honorary doctorate of literature for his contribution to Québecois and Canadian arts at a special convocation ceremony on June 7 at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG). Vigneault was honoured at a separate ceremony, rather than at one of the traditional graduation ceremonies that took place from June 13-16, where the majority of honorary degrees are awarded. “When someone gives you a gift, it is polite to rise and accept the gift in person,” Vigneault said. “[Carleton] chose to give me this gift, and thus it is polite to thank them for it. A gift, an homage, an honour of this kind, it makes my day.”   Two of Vigneault’s songs, […]

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What makes a party school: Students share their party experience

Earlier this year, Maclean’s magazine released a ranking of Canada’s top party schools. According to the data collected by the magazine, Carleton ranked number 15 on the list, based on the average number of hours partied by students each week. St. Francis Xavier University (St. FX) in Antigonish, NS, Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Que, and Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont took the top three spots. The University of Manitoba, Simon Fraser University, and York University were at the bottom of the list, with the least amount of hours partied on average. Nicole Orr, a second-year business administration student at St. FX, said she parties regularly during the year. Students and alumni use the school’s homecoming event as an opportunity to […]

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Tattoos or taboos? Self-expression and the treatment of tattoos in the workplace

Coloured hair, piercings, and tattoos are sometimes viewed as forms of self-expression. Tattoo culture continues to rise among young people, as part of a new generation that typically values openmindedness over “looking the part,” but it doesn’t mean that societal taboos will change in the workplace. The facts on tattoos Over the last decade, tattoo culture has become increasingly popular with young people in North America. Twenty-one per cent of Canadians have at least one tattoo, with a large sum of that number constituting young people between the ages of 20 and 31 years of age, according to a report by the National Post. The Post also reported that tattoos have often been associated with lower socioeconomic status and criminality, […]

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Carleton ranks 15th on list of top party schools in Canada

Maclean’s released it’s annual list of top party schools in Canada, ranking Carleton University in 15th place alongside 47 other post-secondary institutions. This year, the average Raven said they party 3.51 hours per week, a half-hour bump up from 3.04 hours in 2016. Carleton’s stats were slightly above the national average of 3.27 hours partied each week. The results were determined from a survey Maclean’s sent out to over 17,000 students across the country. Maclean’s divided the total number of hours partied each week by the number of students that responded, to get the average number of party hours at each school. David Andrews, Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA) vice-president (finance), said there are  several reasons why Carleton students reported […]

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