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Dear Di, I have a huge crush on my roommate. He’s sexy, funny, smart, and we have the same taste in music and television. One problem though: He’s straight. I’m just so crazy about him and I think we would be such a good couple if he would just give me a chance. Do you …

Who students should vote for, according to other students WHO COULD BE better suited for the task of telling students who to vote for than students themselves? The Fulcrum spoke to campus chapters of political parties and asked them why they think youth should vote for their party. The Green Party of Ontario Blue Pepsi or red Coke? Ontarians have been stuck choosing between this dichotomy …

An exploration of youth engagement in politics IN THE WEEKS leading up to an election, youth are bombarded by campaigns encouraging them to vote. We are accused of being the most apathetic segment of the population when it comes to casting a ballot—and the finger pointers have it right. In the 2008 federal election, 37.4 …

Ottawa–Vanier candidates explain their ambitions The Questions: 1. Explain your party’s platform. 2. The cost of post-secondary education is a big election issue for students. What is your party’s stance on the affordability of university and college tuition fees in Ontario? 3. Accessibility to post-secondary institutions is another barrier faced by high school graduates. How …

Rick Mercer continues to encourage the youth vote RICK MERCER, A Canadian comedian, producer, and an avid advocate of the youth vote is at it again. In an interview with the Fulcrum, Mercer gave his thoughts on student voting, the upcoming election, and the issues at hand. “It’s a consistent message that I’ve always been shouting into the wind: That everyone …

Students share their biggest regrets “NEVER REGRET ANYTHING because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.” Sorry, inspirational quote enthusiasts, but it’s time to call bullshit on your “no regrets” posters, Facebook photo captions, and tattoos. Experience may be our best teacher, but refusing to acknowledge we’ve all screwed up in the past isn’t …

THE FASHION BLOG: A place where the style-minded go to get their fashion fix. Keeping up with the relentless revolving door of fashion, thousands of blogs litter the Internet, creating fashionable landfills that sparkle and scream haute couture. Despite the diversity of men’s and women’s style today, the latter has always garnered more attention from …

No, it shouldn’t go to some poor indie band every year TORONTO (CUP)—THERE WAS NO feeling of surprise and no feeling of upset on Sept. 19 when Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs won the 2011 Polaris Music Prize. No, there was a feeling of complacency—even though there were other albums that deserved it just as much, almost everyone who cared was gunning for this album, even …

Group of Seven works to be shown in London THE LARGEST COLLECTION of the Group of Seven and Tom Thomas’ works is set to open in London at Dulwich Picture Gallery this fall. The act of obtaining all 122 works for the exhibition has been compared to “asking the Louvre for the ‘Mona Lisa’,” according …

AN OTTAWA-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER is looking through a darker lens. Tony Fouhse photographs drug addicts at the intersection of Murray Street and King Edward Avenue in the ByWard Market. Over the past few years, Fouhse has helped crack addict Stephanie enter rehab after she approached him for his help. The photographer then went to Nova Scotia …

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