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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 …

…the world! Saint Nick traditions from other countries SANTA CLAUS PLAYS a big role in every child’s Christmas, but how much do you know about the jolly old man from the North Pole? Santa Claus is based on St. Nicholas of Myra, a fourth-century bishop known for giving gifts to the poor. Over centuries, the …

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