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‘Twas the week before Christmas

A student laments   ‘Twas the week before Christmas And all through the U of O Every student was studying Basking in their laptop screens’ glow   Their essays were written with th...
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Top five best and worst holiday movies

They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry… IT’S THE MOST wonderful time of the year… Or is it? Whether Christmas brings you joy and warmth or fear and loathing, there is something we all can agree on: Som...

Bling it up

Decorating on a broke-ass budget NO CASH? NO problem. The Fulcrum gives you a handful of tricks and tips to make your place sparkle and shine for the holidays without breaking the bank. Christmas deco...
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Holiday how-to

Your guide to DIY fun times this winter season ANYONE WHO’S TRIED their hand at winter sports knows that having fun in the snowy season can be pretty rough on the wallet. Skis don’t come cheap, and even a sn...

Drink up!

Our favourite holiday beverages YOU'VE WRITTEN ALL your exams, handed in final essays and projects, and finished your shopping for the holidays. What's the one thing you're dying for now? A good, strong ...
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Happy holidays! Much platonic love…

A plea from a holiday well-wisher “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” THERE. I’ve said it. Those two words that have somehow, in some way, become taboo over the holidays. The well-wishing that has become associated with hush...
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Santa Claus gets around…

...the world! Saint Nick traditions from other countries SANTA CLAUS PLAYS a big role in every child’s Christmas, but how much do you know about the jolly old man from the North Pole? Santa Claus is based on...
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The top 10 best holiday songs

Your soundtrack for the season THERE’S FINALLY SNOW on the ground, exams are starting to wind down, and Starbucks’ eggnog latte has returned at last. This can mean only one thing: The holidays are upon us. W...
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Quarterlife crises

The phenomenon faced by students across the country So you’re in university, working toward a degree... Then what? Do considerations like paying back student loans, settling into a career, or moving in with ...
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The dangers of technology

Staying safe in a digitized world IN OUR GADGET-OBSESSED society, the daily use of technology has become second nature. Seeing people listening to music, texting, or updating their Facebook status while ...