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YVONNE, A REFUGEE cow, has been making headlines since May when she fled her field in Zangberg, Germany. She ran away after sensing a trip to the slaughterhouse, ultimately causing hunters, animal rights activists, and those looking to make €10,000 to become involved in the search. The cow spent her new-found freedom peacefully grazing the …

Campus bar gets an upgrade THE STUDENT FEDERATION of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) is looking to make their on-campus bar profitable this year. 1848, the student-run campus watering hole, has been upgrading its kitchen, menus, and overall look this summer to lure in customers during the 2011–12 school year. With these changes premiering this …

The problem AROUND THE WORLD amphibian life is on the decline. Many scientists believe we are currently amidst the sixth wave of a mass extinction. It is their conjecture that, unlike past extinction events, this wave is not due to natural phenomena, but is directly related to human activity that has led to the loss of …

Friends call on authorities to help rescue journalist MAHDI NAZEMROAYA, A recent graduate from the University of Ottawa, has called on his friends and acquaintances to help him leave Libya. After spending the past two months in the country working as an independent journalist, he now fears for his life because of the civil conflict …

Laurier Avenue bike lane now open JULY 10 MARKED the opening of Laurier Avenue West’s segregated bike lane, the first project of its kind in Ontario. The motion that led to the creation of the two-year pilot program was passed in January of 2011. More than 12,000 cyclists have used the segregated bike lane since …

AS VARIOUS INTERNET-RELATED CRTC hearings begin and conclude, I got thinking about Internet regulation. Aside from being used for porn, the Internet is an information and communication portal. This brings to mind a couple of questions. Firstly, what’s your favourite type of porn? But I’ll leave that one for Dear Di. Secondly—and the question I …

Decision on usage-based billing expected to affect prices ON JULY 11, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) launched hearings to determine the fate of usage-based billing (UBB)—a widely controversial practice proposed by large Internet service providers (ISPs). If allowed, UBB will raise prices for small ISPs and, by extension, consumers. Bell Canada kicked off …

RESIDENTS OF TALWAS, India, celebrated the wedding of Raju and Chinki on July 11 in what was the world’s first-ever monkey marriage. The caretakers of the happy couple are pleased to see the animals wed after two months of preparation. “We will welcome the bride in our house in Banetha after the wedding with all …

Board votes to approve budget, motions The Board of Administration (BOA) interrupted their summer vacation for the monthly gathering of the board on July 17. In what some members called the most efficient meeting of the year, several motions were discussed and passed. The Fulcrum wraps up the top motions and policy changes into one …

The problem CHEMICAL REACTIONS OCCUR all around us. The interaction of molecules form the basis of all life. Molecules in the air work together constantly, changing the atmosphere. These seemingly microscopic changes affect the world in huge ways. Scientists want to observe the structure of molecules and how they change during the reactions. Unfortunately, the …

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