So now that you have been on campus for at least
a semester, let us introduce ourselves: We are the Carillon.
To be more specific, the Carillon is the weekly student newspaper that covers a variety of alternative and student-related news. We were the first to report that the U of R lost 2 million dollars in the O&Y bankruptcy and that University officials were on last year's Team Canada trip. We also cover many artistic venues that are normally ignored by the mainstream press, and have the best coverage in town of our own U of R Cougars.
Canadian University Press
The Carillon has been part of the Canadian University Press (CUP) October 1964. CUP is a collective of 42 student newspapers from all regions of the country, swapping stories and ideas over the news exchange, a student version of Canadian Press. CUP has been representing student journalists since 1937, making it the oldest student press organization in the world.
CUP is a non-profit organization that tries to promote alternative journalism. The papers in CUP vary in circulation size from the Varsity at the University of Toronto, which prints 24,000 issues twice a week, to the Quill at Brandon Univesity, which prints only 2,000 weekly.
CUP is found across Canada, all the way from the muse at Memorial University in Newfoundland to the Martlet at the University of Victoria -- and many stops in between. Representatives from all the CUP newspapers, including the Carillon, will be heading to Halifax this December to celebrate the organization's 60th birthday.
So, who exactly is the Carillon?
Because we're a university newspaper, the staff is constantly changing. People get degrees, sell out to the Man, or move along in the CUP hierarchy.
The Carillon runs on a system of editors and a collective made up of every contributing member of the paper. Editors are elected by the collective in shameless popularity contests. No! We're kidding.
I'm Jenn Zaplitny, and I'm the News editor of the Carillon. In between fielding every question my writers ask and trying to explain that quotes are good (use 'em like you know you should), I try to write a little of my own stuff now n' then. Ah, how I miss my carefree days as a staff writer. But I digress. I was speaking of the glory of a front page byline, a really good scoop, and finishing your section last at 6am the following day. I love that. Really. Help me.
Hey guys and dolls!! My name is Merelda Fiddler and I am your friendly neighborhood Sports Editor. This is my second year here at the Carillon, and since I have been Sports Editor, my best year. The sports teams on this campus continue to amaze and surprise me. But what surprises me the most is always the universities' team spirit. University sports became a love of mine last year, and I hope to make it a love of yours with great coverage. Here's to you, Sports Fans. And if there are any underworked sports writers out there, do I have a story for you.
Greetings and Salutations from Matthew Gourlie, entertainment editor. I want to thank everyone who has submitted articles and poems for Poetry Corner. To everyone who has written us hate mail about our coverage of Fine Arts on campus, I thank you for the criticism and invite you to come out and write for us. We need your imput. To anyone else out there, we need people who are willing to interview popular recording artists, review CDs and then be forced to keep them. If you think you are up to the challenge, come on out and write for the Entertainment section.
Hi, I am Damon Sklar, editor of the Editorials and Opinions section of the Carillon. I have been here three years and in that time I have written various articles for the Carillon, mostly arts-related material, though. I am one of the two writers who compose the article 'Cheese to Please' and I am the co-founder of the 'Stuff' page. I encourage you to come out and write for the Carillon. Your ideas are welcome, and, from experience, it is possible to say that you can make a change. Kill your parents. Smoke pot!
Hello, Kendra Gaede here: film student by day, photo editor by night. I am the bane of the Carillon's existence. Thankfully, I have now kicked my drug habit and my photos are in focus again. Adobe Photoshop rocks my world. One day my darkroom will really be dark, and my quest in life will be over. Then me hope to proove to maneging editor that me am not atchtooally illiterate.
Hi. Um... my name is Lori Coolican and by the time you read this, I may no longer be the (acting) Features Editor. You see, there's an election coming up around here, so I'm just filling in until I find out if people want me to stay. I don't even know what I'm doing, really. Anyway, I'm the person who laid out the pages you are looking at right now, so I can't be all that bad.
All hail, for Kyle Marr, a.k.a. Distribution Czar, has sent this message to his legion of followers. First of all, I'd like to thank all (2) of my fans for their letters of encouragement and good will, as well as telling me I may have already won ten million dollars. I pride myself on doing as little work as possible around this office. Aside from my work in the art of paper distribution I have also been known to dabble in the ever thrilling realm of University Athletics. Otherwise, I just bask in the glow of normalness. If you would like to join my fan club, all you need to do is come write for the Carillon (and a $5 dollar entrance fee).
My name is AAron
I am so fine,
You mess with me
and I'll kick your behind.
I scan stuff.
I look at graphics.
I file graphics.
I hate the graphics in the graphics file because they were all drawn in the seventies by messed up Hippies.
Hey-ho. I'm Hannah Scissons, and all my title says is that I'm a glorified news writer. I write. It just happens that I get to have this nice huge wonderful office at the Provincial Legislature where I'm supposed to cover the government. Sounds exciting, eh? I get to interview politicians, participate in press conferences and scrums (where the press corners the guy or gal and bombards them with questions), and hang out in the press gallery. I make politicians quake in their boots (Mark made me say it). Come help me write. Kay?
Greetings from the wacky, wacky desk of Mark Taylor, Managing Editor. So what exactly does the managing editor do? Well, itıs my job to draw together the collective powers of all the editors and make sure a paper is published every week. Sounds easy doesn't it? Well, trying to draw 10 different personalities together is not a small task. Add in trying to make sure there is enough money to continue printing and getting all the little things done, and this a full time venture. I would say job instead of venture, but I make child labourers look rich.
So there you have it, some useful (or useless) tidbits about the bastion of journalism you are holding in your hands.
It may not be perfect, but you can rest assured-- Conrad Black hasn't gotten his grubby mitts on it. (In other words, we'll never be "Tubby's Fartcatchers.")
-- The Carillon Collective
From the very beginning, the people who make up The Carillon have always been... well, a little strange.
To prove it, here is a sampling of actual headlines that have appeared in the paper over the years:
War is Declared! - Oct. 26, 1962|
Apathy Quashed - Nov. 5, 1963
Ransom Collected - Batman Free! - Oct. 28, 1963
More is Enough! - Oct.2, 1964
Maidens Anonymous: "All Men Are Swine" - Oct. 8, 1965
Halls Spawning Colored Objects - Nov. 18, 1966
LSD - A Learning Process - March 6, 1967
Pot? - Oct. 27, 1967
Freak a Nark - Sept.13, 1968
The Student Engineer - Folded, Bent and Mutilated - Oct. 18, 1968
Why Do You Read So Slowly? - Nov. 7, 1969
In 20 Years... Death - Jan. 16, 1970
They Always Dribble Before They Shoot - Jan. 22, 1971
David Slays Goliath - Sept. 8, 1972
Student Apathy Alive and Well - Oct.27, 1972
University Growth an Act of God - Feb.9, 1973
Mary Jane Found Harmless - Dec. 5, 1975
Change in Sexist Attitudes - Feb. 13, 1976
Carillon Croaks - March 18, 1976
Hide Your Weed - Jan. 27, 1977
Act of God Criticized - Oct.14, 1977 (See 1973)
Rumours of Campus Food are Partially True - Sept. 6, 1978
Fowl to be Goosed - Jan.18, 1979
Geese Tell City to Flock Off - Nov. 27, 1980
Alberta Blows a Load - March 12, 1981
Luther Isn't Sick After All - March 17, 1982
Fok You Doug - Feb. 23, 1983
Bookstore Claims "No Markup" - Jan. 11, 1984
Profs Have Stopped Thinking Altogether - March 27, 1985
Oh My God! I Hope Not! - June 18, 1986
Okay, So It Wasn't So Funny After All... - April 15, 1987
Flying Saucers Are Real - March 17, 1988
Answers to Logic Exam - March 9, 1989
All Men Are Not Pigs - Feb. 8, 1990
(Could the above be a belated response to the headline on Oct. 8,
1965? A little slow on the uptake, guys.))
What Am I Doing Here? - Jan.17, 1991
What the Hell is This? - Oct.24, 1991
Roy Romanow and Grant Devine Are Discovered to Have Been Separated At Birth - Jan. 16, 1992
Insane Student Assaults Landlord With Rent Check... "I rammed it
down his throat and chocked the son of a bitch," - Jan. 14, 1993
Student Challenges Lesbian Role Playing - Sept.14, 1995
Writing On Washroom Walls Found Offensive - Feb.1, 1996