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ATTENTION ALL UNIVERSITY students: The time has come for us to grow up, and invest in our futures. Or rather, it’s time to invest in our erotic interests. According to Leonard Elchuk, a Saskatchewan businessman who financially backed a string of porn shops across the province, the rise of the Internet has dealt a serious …

THE MEDIUMS OF pornography have changed with the advent of new technologies, but the substance of the genre has remained similar over centuries. The use of erotic material, however, has not always been the same throughout time. Pornography as a term takes its root in Modern Greek. The word “pornographie” first appeared in the French …

THE SECOND YOU meet someone attractive and want to woo them is usually the moment you realize the importance of being a fantastic cook. A way to a person’s heart is through their stomach, right? The following is a list of the top five best aphrodisiac foods you should consider cooking for that special someone. …

ERIKA EIFFEL IS a world-class archer who has been a guest on ABC News’ Good Morning America and The Tyra Banks’ Show. She is the subject of dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, and documentaries have been made about her life. Although her archery career is undoubtedly awe-inspiring, the majority of press she’s received has …

I GOT UP that morning and began my day as usual. I brushed my teeth, showered, and began drying myself off when I felt it. It was a lump. It was small—maybe the size of a nickel—it was kind of hard, felt weird to touch, and it was in my breast. Panic seized me. I …

WHETHER IT’S A common occurrence or a special occasion, an orgy is an event not to be missed. Categorized as sex between a group of four or more people, these “play parties” are a wonderful way to spend time with friends while enjoying some sensual fun. Never attended an orgy or are unsure of the …

A first hand account Admit it. At one point or another, you’ve given thought to the idea of getting married. For some, the big day can’t come soon enough, while others would rather see their ring fingers chopped off than adorned with gold bands. Regardless of your stance, it’s safe to say most people don’t …

Who goes? Who stays? Why does it matter? AS THE POPULATION ages and the demand for highly skilled workers increases, investment in post-secondary education (PSE) is becoming more and more necessary for economic growth. Equal opportunity for high-school students to go to college or university also matters. Most Canadians believe those who have the desire …

For many families, euthanasia is a heart-wrenching dilemma VICTORIA (CUP)—ABOUT A DECADE ago, Camosun College student Joanna Webber’s uncle decided he wanted to be euthanized. Half of Webber’s family lives in Holland, where assisted suicide is legal. When her uncle, who was suffering from multiple sclerosis, started to consider this end-of-life decision, her entire family …

Everything you need to know THE LIGHT AT the end of the tunnel appears for many undergraduate students in their fourth year of study. As the month of April approached, graduating students dream of donning gowns and tossing caps in the air in before heading off into the proverbial “real world.” For others, receiving an …

WE WOULDN’T WANT to come face to face with any of these bad guys on Christmas morning! 1. Scott Farkus (A Christmas Story) Scott Farkus, the bully with yellow eyes, terrorizes the neighbourhood children alongside his toadie, Grover Dill. 2. Burgermeister Meisterburger (Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town) Herr Burgermeister bans all toys from Sombertown …

Students share their holiday rituals WHETHER IT’S SOMETHING your family has been doing forever, or it’s a new tradition you want to start this year, everyone tends to get a little weird around the holidays. Check out the following hilarious holiday traditions from University of Ottawa students—maybe they’ll help you feel better about the weird …

Unfortunate gifts we’ve given and received at the holidays “UH, THANK YOU! It’s really, um, great!” We’ve all been there. Unwrapping a terrible present in front of the expectant gift-giver has got to be one of the most uncomfortable moments a person endures during the holiday season. Here, Fulcrum writers share their own unfortunate stories …

How to enjoy the holidays without killing the planet CHRISTMAS LIGHTS ADORN homes, illuminating nativity scenes or Santa and his reindeer. Elaborately wrapped gifts sit under elegantly decorated trees. It’s a pretty time of year, but while we’re dreaming of a white Christmas, the environment is hoping we keep it green over the holidays. Between …

There’s more to it than presents THE HOLIDAYS ARE a time when giving to others can be equally as joyous as receiving. Who doesn’t excitedly anticipate the smile on a loved one’s face as they tear apart gift-wrapping paper? Being charitable and generous toward family and friends is perhaps the best part of the holiday …

A tree ornament tells all ‘TIS THE SEASON to be angry! That’s my personal rendition of a very stupid Christmas song. As you’ve probably gathered, I absolutely cannot stand Christmas. A little part of me dies whenever somebody says, “Happy holidays,” “Seasons greetings,” or “Merry Christmas.” I know what you’re thinking: How can a freaking ornament …

Our resident sex columnist spreads a little cheer I THINK IT’S safe to say Old Saint Nick won’t be visiting me this Christmas Eve. I’ve been naughty this year—in countless different positions, three provinces, and with more than a few partners.  Santa won’t be leaving any presents under my tree, but I do have high …

Bring on the cookies, cakes, and pies IT CAN’T BE denied—the best part of the holidays is the food. The smell of turkey roasting in the oven, salads spiced with oranges and pecans, and, of course, desserts aplenty. Nothing beats your mom’s home cooking, but why wait until Dec. 24 to get your fill? Traditional …

How to deal with Dec. 25 when you don’t celebrate Christmas AS ANOTHER YEAR winds to a close, many Canadians find themselves gearing up to celebrate Christmas. The streets may be decorated with sparkling lights, but on Dec. 25, they’re deserted. Those who aren’t getting into the festivities might be wondering how to entertain themselves …

A student laments   ‘Twas the week before Christmas And all through the U of O Every student was studying Basking in their laptop screens’ glow   Their essays were written with the greatest of care And they hoped their professors would overlook any errors The professors were chained unhappily to their desks While visions …

They’ll make you laugh, they’ll make you cry… IT’S THE MOST wonderful time of the year… Or is it? Whether Christmas brings you joy and warmth or fear and loathing, there is something we all can agree on: Some holiday-themed movies are fantastic and others are complete duds. The following is a list of the …

Decorating on a broke-ass budget NO CASH? NO problem. The Fulcrum gives you a handful of tricks and tips to make your place sparkle and shine for the holidays without breaking the bank. Christmas decorating Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. If you’re someone who can’t get enough of the snow, you’ll be …

Your guide to DIY fun times this winter season ANYONE WHO’S TRIED their hand at winter sports knows that having fun in the snowy season can be pretty rough on the wallet. Skis don’t come cheap, and even a snowball fight can run up quite a tab if you’re without the winter accessories you need. …

Our favourite holiday beverages YOU’VE WRITTEN ALL your exams, handed in final essays and projects, and finished your shopping for the holidays. What’s the one thing you’re dying for now? A good, strong drink! Here, the editors of the Fulcrum share: Drink your weight in my own invention, the Yule Tide—it’s fucking delicious. In a …

A plea from a holiday well-wisher “MERRY CHRISTMAS!” THERE. I’ve said it. Those two words that have somehow, in some way, become taboo over the holidays. The well-wishing that has become associated with hushed voices and political incorrectness: I’ve wished you, all of my readers, a denominational greeting. And I do this, instead of saying …

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