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Taking the plunge

Living with your partner while in university IN THE NOT so distant past, living together outside of wedlock could damage a person’s reputation beyond repair. As time marches on and that stigma fades, more an...
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I want the world to know

Students share their coming-out stories   Complied by Edward Roué WE LIVE IN a country where same-sex marriage has been legal since 2004. In light of the recent victories for the lesbian, ga...
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Ottawa, Kingston, and Montreal, Oh my!

It is possible to have a kick-ass one-day vacation YOU’RE BROKE, YOU’RE swamped with midterms, or your boss won’t give you time off. Whatever the reason, you’re stuck in Ottawa this reading week while your f...
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Setting up camp

Pitching a tent in the middle of October WITH FALL READING week just around the corner, many students are ready for a change of scenery without breaking the bank. Instead of eradicating your savings account,...
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Unparalleled provinces

EVERY YEAR, HUNDREDS of Canadian students migrate south like geese, flocking to tropical destinations to spend their reading weeks sipping margaritas on sandy beaches. Sure, heading south is great… But did you ...
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Airport survival guide

Breezing through security and fighting boredom THE FACT OF the matter is, while planning a trip, most people prefer to focus on the destination and choose to put the actual travel time out of their minds. Ma...
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Wading through student debt

Experts suggest steps students can take now to avoid a decade-long repayment process WATERLOO (CUP)—ANYTHING WRITTEN ON financial planning and debt among university students is likely to be riddled with soun...
illustration by  Tina Wallace

I love you. Let’s meet!

The ins and outs of online dating ACCORDING TO THE standards set by romantic comedies, we’re all supposed to experience love at first sight standing in the produce aisle of the grocery store or checking out ...
photo  courtesy Rick Mercer

More vote mobs, please

Rick Mercer continues to encourage the youth vote RICK MERCER, A Canadian comedian, producer, and an avid advocate of the youth vote is at it again. In an interview with the Fulcrum, Mercer gave his thought...