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What’s in a race?

The African-Canadian teen filed a complaint against the Ottawa Police Services, bringing them to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. Aiken said the only reason he was pulled over was because he is black—essentially, he believed the police officer in question was profiling him based on his race.
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Dear Di–April 4, 2013

I’d like to avoid the “You’re a WHAT?!” confrontation as much as possible, but I also don’t feel obligated to say, “Hi, I’m your date, and I’m also a hooker.”
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Dear Di–March 28. 2013

You know when you really, really gotta go? When you’ve held it in all day and are just dying to piss? Lately, when that’s happened to me, I’ve been picturing peeing on my partner instead of into a toilet. I know golden showers aren’t thought of as sexy by very many people, but I think urinating on another person would be really pleasurable for me.

Weekend rundown–March 28, 2013

Why tonight? As a student, you have free admittance Thursdays between 5 and 8 p.m. While this freebie doesn’t include special exhibits, there’s more than enough to see in the general galleries. You can easily spend three hours browsing premier Canadian, contemporary, international, and indigenous artwork, photography, and prints.

Sometimes all you need is a little perspective

Sometimes people just need a reminder to take a few moments to appreciate life around them. They’re moments to learn more about patience, compassion, and responsibility. Those moments can last a lifetime. And people—young people, especially—can learn a lot from individuals with developmental disabilities.
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Dear Di–March 21, 2013

There’s been huge backlash in the feminist community against “nice-guy syndrome” because niceness should be a human quality, not one you employ because you think it entitles you to automatically get lucky. I suggest you look said syndrome up.
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Movers and shakers

“Just the discussion that a man can be sexually abused—that was never talked about in school, that’s something that never came up. The men were the abusers. And we know that’s the case most often, but the role of man as ‘victim’ is not something that’s ever talked about,” he explained.
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Weekend Rundown–March 21

Tonight, catch the latest Beerfest Battle of the Bands at the Lunenberg Pub & Bar (14 Waller St.), where every Thursday, local bands compete to win $500 in cash and prizes. This bar is only steps away from campus, making it a student hot spot any night of the week. Your vote determines the winner, admission is free, and an added incentive, the musical battle is complemented by $2 beers.
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We dare you

What follows is a list of the city’s most mammoth meals, daunting dinners, and enormous eats. We challenge you to chow down.
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Food for thought

Myth: Low-fat or low-carb diets are the way to go: busted No. The body’s preferred energy sources are the unrefined carbs which can be found in fruits, vegetables, and grains. It’s the processed grains we want to avoid, like in pastas and pastries. A low-fat diet is discouraged, as many of the low-fat products on the shelves remove the fat and replace them with sugar.