Archive for July, 2011


The Charlatan Volume 41, Issue 3.

We put our final issue of the summer to bed today . . . and what an issue it was.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with The Charlatan, we typically run a front cover (shocking, I know) and either a full-page ad or just another page of content on the back. At least that’s how it has been for my three years at Carleton.

Today, after extensive discussions within our editorial staff, we decided to run a front and back cover, as you can see.

Why? We had two great photos and two huge stories: the Bluesfest stage collapsing (plus all our other coverage of the festival) and the Ravens football revival. Both options presented pros and cons.

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The (not so) dog days of summer

It was an exciting day at The Charlatan newsroom today. OK, maybe not at the newsroom itself, since I was the only one there (other than the mailman who popped in at one point). But nevertheless, it was exciting . . . for two reasons.

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A little late: Ottawa lands pro soccer team

So, I’m a little late on this one, but Ottawa has officially landed a North American Soccer League franchise, as announced June 18th. This is great news for the city. I have a particular interest in this, and not only because I’m an avid sports fan currently living in Ottawa.

This past year, I did my analytical feature at Carleton University on whether or not Ottawa can support a pro soccer franchise. I spoke to several people about this, including John Pugh, who spearheaded this endeavor. Anyways, for those who are interested, here’s my feature. Note that this was written in November of last year (2010), so it’s likely that some things have changed since then. Just a heads up. Enjoy (or not).

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Ravens return

The Carleton Ravens held a press conference this afternoon to announce that the school’s varsity football team has officially been “reborn.” The revival has been in the works for a few years now, and it appears as though the Ravens will finally take to the field again in 2013. This is bitter-sweet for me.

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