Pedro Jr.

The pandemonium of the Panda Bowl, the Carleton University versus University of Ottawa football rivalry, is upon us. On Oct. 5, it will be raining black raven feathers.

In its beginnings, the college team had many years of success. It joined the Quebec Rugby Football Union (QRFU) in 1894 and ended its first season in the union with a perfect 4-0 record.

A south sider is a proud sports fan who toughed the dreary weather and poor seating conditions of sitting on the south side of Lansdowne Stadium. They did this not only to be closer to the home team’s bench, but also to have the canal at their back.

In the same way the pre-game rituals can be necessary for the mental spirit of athletes, sports traditions translate into a necessary component of a city’s culture.

Bring your professor a coffee in the morning, because they make you a better student than Carleton professors do. If you see a Gee-Gee on campus, let them know that you appreciate them, or just give them a high-five.