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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 …

THE STUDENT COALITION for Political Awareness’s (SCPA) first meeting had seven members present, with some trying to Skype in despite a bad connection. Marika Dube, founder of the coalition, said though there aren’t many members, they are enthusiastic about their cause—educating students about the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) functions and promoting …

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 …

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