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Advice to help you stay on track this semester Ah, September. The leaves begin to fall, the air cools, and the smell of fresh textbooks lingers in the air. Although we’re all busy constructing new IKEA furniture and scrambling to attend as many back-to-school keggers as possible, most of us university students manage to find …

The Fulcrum gives you the down-low on the d-town Starting university can be an overwhelming experience. There are classes to register for, textbooks to buy, IKEA furniture to put together, tuition to pay, and if you’re from out of town, there’s a city to uncover. But never fear, froshies—the Fulcrum is here and we’ve compiled …

A Gee-Gee’s bucket list that’s guaranteed to get you props Whether you’re just entering university or starting your sixth year, there are certain university challenges you must complete. The Fulcrum compiled a list of 30 things you should do before entering the real world. 1. Participate in 101 Week. Whether you’re new to the university …

Di Daniels’ message to the newcomers WELCOME, FROSHERS, TO the University of Ottawa. Your university experience here will be the best of times, the worst of times, and—it is my sincerest hope—it will also be the sexiest of times. Most students come to school prepared to fill their heads with equations, quotations, and solutions. I’m …

Make staying at home sweeter FOR MOST FIRST-years, starting university means moving to a new city and living away from home for the first time. But not all students move away for their post-secondary studies; some decide to  go to university while living at home. Though there are tons of advantages to staying home, most …

Discovering Ottawa through the U-Pass Another year, another U-Pass. Though returning students already know what to expect—that mandatory $290 bus pass tacked on to all full-time student fees. But all you first years have yet to decide whether you love it or hate it. Some of you will wonder, “What do I do with this U-Pass? I live on or near campus. I’m central to it all!” Well, the Fulcrum has come to save the day—as usual—by compiling this year’s top five places to use your U-Pass. IKEA Need I say more? Maybe bringing a new Trondheim dresser home on the bus isn’t the best idea you’ll have over the next four years, but I guarantee it won’t be the worst. Something to write home about! Scotiabank Place, a.k.a The Bank  Hockey lovers—rejoice. And all music lovers too. Oh, you’re …

Taking a look at who has the best 101 Week events YEAR AFTER YEAR, the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) dominates the 101 Week calendar. As the official organizers of frosh week fun on campus, the SFUO has by far the most well-known—and well-attended—101 Week events. But despite the popularity of the …

Making memories you’ll never remember Finally, after a long week filled with assignments, early morning classes, and readings, the weekends has arrived. Although it couldn’t have come a moment sooner you’re still slightly unsure what to do with your weekend in a new city. If you’re interested in what’s hot in Ottawa on the weekend, …

Here to help you out whatever your need may be Bike Co-op The SFUO’s mandate to make education accessible for all starts with being able to get to school—and one of the cheapest ways to get around in Ottawa is to bike. Born out of a referendum in 2010, the Bike Co-op saw a stellar …

On-campus resources that are here to help AMIDST ALL THE new places, people, and experiences that come with starting university, some students forget the reason they’re here: School. Often it takes a few failed midterms for freshmen to realize how hard university academics really are—and how unprepared they may be for the massive learning curve …

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