Williams Lake Tribune

Paige Mueller for the Williams Lake Tribune On October 12th, 2017 I drove along a winding highway that delivered me into Williams Lake, a small town in the Cariboo-Chilcotin region of British Columbia. I’d just been hired on for a six-week contract with the local newspaper, the Williams Lake Tribune. Strangely enough, I’d read about…

Opinion: Pack Your Bags!

I don’t have the money.  I don’t have the time.  I have the rest of my life to travel. Sound familiar? Maybe even like something you may have said to yourself?  Welcome to the plight of the 21st century university student. Don’t worry though, you can travel in university, or at any time in your…

Ottawa’s Best Food Trucks

Ottawa has had fries, hot dogs and poutine for years but only recently did the city approve a new plan to get more diverse fare out on the streets.  Here are five of the most enticing food trucks in the city! For the full mouth-watering article, visit HerCampus Carleton.

LGBT Rights in Russia: How a generation will make all the difference

Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee took a stand against intolerance. The committee unanimously accepted a recommendation to include sexual orientation in the existing anti-discrimination clause of the Olympic Charter. From now on, all host cities will have to include the clause in their signed agreements. This means 2022 bidders Kazakhstan and China will…

Ebola: How the world’s focus has shifted

“Nobody in West Africa had ever seen ebola before and they were scared. They were really, really scared.” According to American physician Dr. Aileen Marty, this is what the recent ebola epidemic looks like from the ground.She says the residents of Nigeria, where she was stationed, were afraid of the droves of people coming into…

DIY Blog

The Charlatan is Carleton University’s weekly newspaper. Over the past two years, I’ve written the majority of the “Do It Yourself” section of the website. Topics include how to make your own chalkboard paint, patio lanterns, beeswax lotion, and more. Photos and videos are all provided by me as well. To see some of the pieces,…

Museums reach out to youth

Several Centretown cultural institutions are launching new programs this year in a bid to bring more young people through the door. Read more here. 

Bixi bike program criticism ‘unfair’

Amid reports of financial trouble with the Bixi bike-sharing programs in Montreal and Toronto, questions are being raised about the future and long-term viability of the Capital Bixi system. Read the story here. 

Using your smartphone to… reduce stress?

She lost everything in the fire. She lost her possessions and her home. She lost her sense of balance. In January, Emily Barrie’s home on Gilmour Street in Ottawa burned to the ground, taking everything she owned with it.  She was forced to start her life from scratch in her final semester of university.  Barrie describes…

Mindfulness in Education

Anxiety. Depression. Pain. Stress.  What if there was a way to improve mental health and well-being by chanting or thinking compassionate thoughts?  With deep breathing or meditation?  According to several new studies, there is. Mindfulness is making its move into the mainstream and increasingly, into the classroom as well.  Educators across the country are embracing…