photo courtesy OPIRG

A different way to celebrate frosh

Alt 101 Week offers diverse events for students VEGAN BREAKFASTS, SEX workshops, and a night of political comedy are just a few of the events featured during the Ontario Public Interest Research Group’s (OP...
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Book review

The Help Kathryn Stockett  A+ THOUGH A FULL two years have passed since its initial publication, there is one book making serious waves on literary lists this summer. *The Help* is the debut novel from...
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There’s always something to do

AT APPROXIMATELY 10,000 km away from the city I have called home for the last 20 years of my life, I am beginning to wonder why so many people deem Ottawa a boring city. Being so far away from the comforts and ...
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Eureka—they’ve got it!

Èva Morin | Fulcrum Contributor HOURS BEFORE THEIR July 16 show at Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest, five-piece Canadian indie-rock band Mother Mother dished on their favourite gig together as a band, their third stud...
photo by Mico Mazza and Michelle Ferguson

Festival leaves fans singing the blues

photo by Michelle Ferguson Èva Morin | Fulcrum Contributor Not only is Cisco Ottawa Bluesfest the biggest music festival in Ottawa, but it is, for many, the most highly anticipated event of the year. Rumors ...
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A different movie-going experience

Local outdoor film festival marks 10th anniversary IMAGINE SPENDING A lazy summer evening relaxing while watching one of your favourite movies in a park, surrounded by all your friends, for practically no cost...
photo courtesy Patrick John Mills

Diamonds in the rough?

New local art exhibition challenges expectations of beauty in art “WHAT THE HECK is hanging on that light post?” I exclaimed, asking my friend sarcastically, “Is that an old ratty shirt someone just hung...
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Album reviews

Deep Dark Woods | The Place I Left Behind Six Shooter Records A AN INTENSELY CANADIAN blend of roots and folk, the Deep Dark Woods’ timeless melodies spread warmth like a fire on a blisteringly cold wi...