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Information overload

Next Stop COMMERCIALS, TV SHOWS, lectures, movies, news, the latest gossip—in a day, we’re faced with countless messages, all of them demanding our immediate attention. We’re forced to pick and choose in ...
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What the F?!

Congratulations, you've been arrested! LAST MONTH, THE Central Warrants Unit of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in Chicago sent out 10,000 letters to fugitives with outstanding warrants, offering prizes of ...
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Mastering a diverse world

New MA program promotes a more interconnected world THE DEPARTMENT OF Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Ottawa has unveiled their master of arts (MA) program in world literatures and cult...
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Saving SAC

Students organize petition to bring back committee DURING THE SEPT. 18 Board of Administration (BOA) meeting, a motion to remove the Student Arbitration Committee (SAC) was put forward after determining the ...
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‘Get further engaged’

New volunteer centre offers students a world of oppourtunities ON OCT. 21, the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Global and Community Engagement (CGCE) will celebrate its official opening. The centre o...
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The grass won’t grow by itself

THESE DAYS, THE terms “environmentally friendly,” “green,” and “eco-friendly initiatives” get thrown around a lot. Whether you learned about it through Al Gore’s documentary An Inconvenient Truth or Andrew Stan...
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Liquid crystals can be radical

The problem HEY, SCIENCE! WHY haven’t you built me an iPod the size of a single cell yet? I’m waiting. Currently electronics are built out of bulk materials and have inherent size limitations: A wire can ...
photo by Mico Mazza

‘Fair’ deal almost reached

U of O close to fair-trade designation AT THE BEGINNING of 2011, the University of Ottawa chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) launched a fair-trade campus initiative at the U of O to certify the campu...
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Spontaneous lavatory combustion

A FEMALE EMPLOYEE at the General Services Administration (GSA) building in Washington, D.C. sustained serious injuries from sitting on an exploding toilet on Sept. 26. According to a memo circulated througho...