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Making academia easy

On-campus resources that are here to help AMIDST ALL THE new places, people, and experiences that come with starting university, some students forget the reason they’re here: School. Often it takes a few faile...
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Rules of library engagement

Things you should and shouldn’t do at Morisset Library The difference between your high school library and that of a university is colossal. In secondary school, you were constantly told to “Shh,” you weren’t ...
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The 10 people you’re sure to meet in university

We’ve all heard the spiel: Stereotyping others is unfair, hurtful, and indicative of being close-minded.  But if you spend a month on a university campus, you’ll most definitely meet people who fit certain ster...
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Dorm decorating on a dime

A how-to guide on making the most of your student space FOR MANY FRESHMEN, moving into on-campus housing is not the exciting experience promised by Staples commercials and IKEA catalogues alike. Rather than a ...
photo by Mico Mazza

Ruining your roommate relationship

Tricks for destroying your at-home life So you’ve met your roommate, and although you’ve only known each other five minutes, you can tell you’re going to hate each other. So why not make their year a living ...
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Five Numbers You’ll Need

With so many new experiences awaiting you, you might not realize how crucial certain information is until you need it. For your sake, grab your cellphone and add in these numbers in the case of any emergencies ...
photo by Mico Mazza

What do I do if…?

Solutions to shitty situations faced by first years Here at the Fulcrum, we believe in telling it like it is. The truth about being a university student? It’s hard. And being a first-year student? It’s reall...
Illustration by Zohra Kassam

Soaring highs and brand new lows

Students tell their tales of summer job triumph and tribulation IT’S NO SECRET that many university students across the country are struggling to secure employment this summer. Desperate times call for despe...
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Service industry sound-off

An outpour of anecdotes from student service workers WHEN I WAS growing up in the sprawling suburb of Barrhaven, getting a job at Tim Hortons was actually kind of cool. You got free Timbits and soda, and on a ...