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THE FIRST DAY of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive debates was held yesterday at the Unicentre Agora. The candidates for vp communications, vp student affairs, and vp social squared off in a debate was moderated the editor-in-chiefs of the two student newspapers on campus, Mercedes Mueller of the Fulcrum and …

THE SECOND DAY of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive debates was held Feb. 8 at the School of Information Technology and Engineering. The candidates for vp finance, vp university affairs, and president squared off for the responsive crowd. The debates where once again moderated by Mercedes Mueller, editor-in-chief of the …

ON FEB. 5, the Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts (SAFA) Board of Directors withdrew the motion to impeach Jozef Spiteri, SAFA vp social affairs and candidate for vp social in the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections. “At our exec meeting, which we hold every Sunday prior to our board …

 SFUO Presidential Candidates   Philippe Mulet, fifth-year mechanical engineering student The Fulcrum: Why are you running? Mulet: I think we need to build consensus in this university. There was this moment that came when I realized that all the student bodies are defederating … I’m in engineering, so I like fixing problems.  What are some of the goals you hope …

DURING THE STUDENT Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections Feb. 14–16, students at the U of O will be asked to respond to a referendum question on whether to accept the continuation of the U-Pass program at an increased price. A “No” campaign committee has been formed to encourage students to vote against …

THE FULCRUM ASKS Board of Administration (BOA), Board of Governors (BOG), and University Senate candidates why they’re running for their positions.  Faculty of Arts Daniel Arnold There is a disconnect in this university’s student community. I believe my experience with student association and club executives, and as a 101 [Week] guide, leaves me well equipped to confront …

The problem DO YOU EVER stop to think about your cells’ needs? Every one of the trillions of cells making up your body requires energy and is fed by blood. Armies of red blood cells continually parade through the heart, to the furthest backwaters of your body, and back again.  To get to every part of …

OTTAWA WILL BECOME a less friendly place for smokers if Ottawa’s City Council passes new bylaws this month. The regulations would ban smoking on all municipal properties, including parks, sports fields, and beaches, as well as bar and restaurant patios. The bylaws are designed to address the effects of second-hand smoke and to reduce the …

I LOVE DANCING, but because of extremely demanding school and work lives, I barely get to go out and shake my booty. You can imagine my excitement when I realized I could combine work and a dance party as I followed Ottawa’s National Day of Action parade. The so-called protest started out on Morisset Terrace …

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