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Ottawa Fashion Week brings out the city’s most stylish FOR THREE DAYS, Ottawa’s most fashionable clamoured for entry into Ottawa Fashion Week (OFW). This year’s event was revamped and upgraded from past fashion weeks. With a relocation to the brand new Ottawa Convention Centre, the use of live entertainment between shows, and attracting famous and …

The Fulcrum catches up with Ottawa Fashion Week designers ATTRACTING DESIGNERS FROM around the globe and featuring a wide range of local talent, Ottawa Fashion Week was the place to be this past weekend. While the glittering runway, glamour, and impressive designs may have stolen the show, the designers behind this year’s fashion week were …

IT’S AN ALL encompassing term used to convey an assortment of subjects such as theatre, visual arts, music, creative writing, and dance; the arts are, to some, simply passing amusements, rather than the foundation of Canadian culture. Usually investing in arts and culture falls to wayside with politicians and is abandoned by the general population. …

Sandy Hill Lounge and Grill THE SANDY HILL Lounge and Grill is serving up one of the best breakfasts near campus on the corner of Blackburn and Somerset Street East. Apart from dishing up mouth-watering burgers, the perfect medium-rare steak, $10 pitchers of beer, Cajun-inspired meals, and some of the best pies in the city, …

Ottawa comedy group launches web series IN THE FIRST year of its inception, the Ottawa Sketch Group has attracted significant buzz in the Ontario arts scene for their hilarious performances. Even though part of the team’s success can be credited to their knack for good jokes and comedic timing, the group was actually born out of …

Taking a closer look at what’s behind those pink ribbons AT THIS YEAR’S Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a documentary aired that changed how many people perceive the pink ribbon campaign for breast cancer awareness. Pink Ribbons, Inc. questions the motives behind every pink ribbon item we’ve ever worn, sparking public interest in anti-pink ribbon …

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 Stanton’s Wall-E, almost everyone is aware that climate change is harming our planet. Still, the situation isn’t getting much better—but why? I think our own laziness …

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 only be carved so small if it’s made from an everyday chunk of copper. But imagine if electronic components …

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 campus as fair trade. Since then, the action has gained the support of the Student Federation of the University of …

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 throughout the building, a mechanical failure led to high water pressure in the domestic water system. This subsequently led to explosions in the restrooms. Workers …

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