Author: Charley

1. Ecstacy out West is more dangerous than users think. 2. MPs in support of controversial seal hunt to wear seal skin fur as show of support. 3. Taxing sugar and highly processed foods becoming more of an international trend. 4. Massive child porn bust nabs, among others, a childcare worker. 5. Sun Media stages …

LIKE MANY STUDENTS, I delight in the occasional snide remark at my rival university. Indeed, much of the content of the “meme war” unfolding on Facebook between the University of Ottawa and Carleton University is harmless and amusing. I was, however, deeply disturbed to discover that my picture had been used as one of these …

AT THE HIGHLY-PUBLICIZED 2012 Grammy Awards, Game of Thrones actor and Hollywood’s resident little person Peter Dinklage added a cryptic message to his acceptance speech. “I want to mention a gentleman I’m thinking about in England,” he said. “His name is Martin Henderson. Google him.” Henderson, who was diagnosed with a form of dwarfism as …

I HAVE A bronze medal I keep in a banker’s box, not having found a place to put it since I moved. The words on it read, “Le concours d’art oratoire 2009.” I probably wouldn’t have it if it weren’t for my Grade 12 French teacher, Joanne Léger-Legault, who encouraged me to participate in the …

IT’S EASY TO dismiss the importance of sensitivity training. Taking a class in social interaction is little more than superfluous precaution for what is basic social common sens—or is it? A recent social mishap concerning customer-manager relations at the Boston Pizza on Hunt Club Road suggests otherwise. The manager of the pizza joint was asked to leave his position following a confrontation with the family of a boy with Down syndrome. The Boston Pizza employee rudely ordered them to either move to the back of the restaurant or vacate the place altogether. The boy, Tyler Bolduc-Cadieux, was visiting the restaurant with …

More than a mere wizard HARRY POTTER STAR Daniel Radcliffe is trying to rebrand himself—without the wand this time. Battling the expectation that his role in the HP movies would make acting outside the fantasy genre difficult for the English actor, Radcliffe has involved himself in new and less magical projects. With the release of his latest work, a …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff WHILE A FEW hundred students gathered on Morisset Terrace for the Canadian Federation of Students-inspired National Day of Action, I stayed indoors to work on an assignment. While people banged on drums and yelled into megaphones, I sat at a desk on the fifth floor of the library with my …

AS MIDTERMS APPROACH, more and more University of Ottawa and Carleton University students are abandoning their books. Why, you ask? To participate in an all-out Facebook meme war, which is gaining increased attention by the day. It all started with a Facebook group called “B!tch Please. I go to the University of Ottawa,” on which …

IT’S NO SECRET that we live in a fast-paced society. “Go go go!” seems to be the personal mantra of every citizen of downtown Ottawa, and local businesses have picked up on that. During the holiday shopping season, store hours city-wide were lengthened considerably. Small shops opened earlier and chain stores kept their doors unlocked until the wee hours of the morning. Bayshore Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in the city, carried on its annual tradition of staying open until midnight for the week …

We’re really sorry RCMP ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER Craig Callens issued a public apology Jan. 27 regarding the organization’s handling of the case of serial killer Robert Pickton. The announcement was made to families of the victims, and comes mere days before officers in charge of the Pickton case make their statements to the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. …

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