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What’s your opinion on?

To join or not to join? EARLIER THIS MONTH in Kelowna, B.C., a gang-related shooting left locally famed gangster Jonathan Bacon dead, a known Hells Angels member wounded, and another woman paralyzed. Reflect...
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Roommates versus inmates

How should you approach the roomie relationship? A ROOMMATE IS generally understood to be a person with whom you share a home. Hopefully someone who will ask you about your day, cook you the occasional meal, a...
photo by Mico Mazza

Underage alcoholics

SEATED WITHIN A short walk to the Quebec border, the University of Ottawa has a unique dilemma when it comes to underage drinking on campus. Alcohol is easily accessible to freshmen not only at parties or p...
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101 Week protest blues

WHEN I WENT to get my U-Pass this week, I was approached by a campaigner looking for signatures for an OC Transpo petition. The bus company is looking to raise the price by $50 next year, and the campaigner exp...
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Malfunctioning milk machines

AS PETTY AS this may sound, after four years on this campus I have developed a substantial grievance with Food Services and their “trusty” drink machines. After using the gym on the weekend, one of the milk mac...
Illustration by Zohra Kassam

Challenge accepted

Intramural program tackles limitations head-on Despite a growing student population, and a subsequent lack of athletic facilities, the University of Ottawa’s intramural program seems to be improving year aft...
Illustration by Zohra Kassam

We’re all for progress…

It's change we don't like On July 10, the city of Ottawa opened the Laurier Avenue bike lane, the first of its kind in Ontario. Unlike other designated bike lanes in the city, the Laurier bike lanes are phys...
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The blues in Bluesfest

CISCO OTTAWA BLUESFEST has long been the most popular music event in the nation’s capital. Ever since its debut in 1994, the festival has grown greatly in size and evolved its entertainment. Initially dedic...
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The Fulcrum seeks out student opinions

Drunk Canadians in Kabul NEW DOCUMENTATION OF Canadian diplomats’ hospitality expenditures has recently surfaced and made its way into the hands of a few savvy members of The Canadian Press. According to the...
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A vindication of the rights of fast-food workers

I BEGIN EVERY day in tears. “Six inch or foot long?” I ask, my eyes red and watery, my face flushed. Nobody seems to care or even really notice. I suppose tears seem perfectly appropriate on the face of a fast-...