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The decentralized dance party comes to Ottawa NO COVER CHARGE, no waiting in line for an hour, no minimum age, and no guest list—just straight partying all night. Although it sounds too good to be true, the decentralized dance party (DDP) lets you do just that. What started between two friends in Vancouver has now …

New mobile app takes dating to another level WHO NEEDS LIQUID courage when you can have Electric Courage, a new mobile flirting app that promises to take people from “shy to fly” at nightclubs or bars, allowing users to easily introduce themselves to people they find attractive. All of the flirting and introductions are done …

Musician Dan Mangan gets all despairing “WHAT IS THIS sorrow?” sings Dan Mangan on the closing track of his third full-length release, Oh Fortune. It’s a question that winds its way through the entirety of Mangan’s album, an exquisite testament to his lyrical honesty, forthright delivery, and a soaring instrumental accompaniment. “In a grandiose way, the record has to do …

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 sound bites that seem to be common sense, as though students intelligent enough to enter a post-secondary institution should be able to budget and manage …

Women’s rugby team drops to fourth in standings THE MCGILL MARTLETS (3-2) handed the University of Ottawa’s women’s rugby team their third loss of the season on Oct. 7, when the Gees hosted the McGill Martlets at Matt Anthony Field. With the 15-7 loss, the Garnet and Grey drop to fourth place in the Quebec …

First provincial minority in 26 years                     TORONTO (CUP)—DALTON MCGUINTY’S LIBERAL party of Ontario held onto power in the province after the Oct. 6 election—albeit with slightly less influence, winning a minority government instead of the majority the party previously held. This election marks Ontario’s first …

What’s he building in there? The problem THOUGH TRADITIONAL MEDICINE has been around for thousands of years, only recently has modern science started showing interest in the craft. In the past, peoples, such as the Maya and Native Americans, practiced herbal medicine and developed an extensive knowledge of their environment. Today, many traditional healers wish to …

News Briefs Animal rights campaign spreads beyond UBC campus VANCOUVER (CUP)—A UNIVERSITY OF British Columbia (UBC) activist group is taking their campaign to end animal experimentation to the national level. STOP UBC Animal Research (STOP), an animal rights group started at UBC’s Vancouver campus, has begun working with other groups with similar goals at institutions …

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 order of importance, often forced to do, discuss, or remember something less urgent at a later time. Post-it notes and agendas are living …

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 $500 coupons, plasma TVs, and video game systems. Though thousands of letters came back undeliverable, more than 50 fugitives made appointments to come to a …

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