Letters

DEAR STUDENTS, THE University of Ottawa Young Liberals want you to participate and vote in the upcoming elections for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa. We want you to become involved, have your say, and engage the executive, the bureaucracy, and staff by letting them know what you want. We want this localized …

DEMOCRACY IS A concept somewhat difficult to identify in contemporary society. Although we clearly live in a democratic society, we do not live in a democracy as defined by the elites of ancient Greece. It is generally believed that the average Canadian’s views are not considered in our democratic system and very seldom reach the …

THE CENTRE FOR Students with Disabilities would like to applaud the VP Social, MC Noël, and the Social Crew for giving importance to accessibility in this year’s Winter Challenge. Winter Challenge is an annual Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) team competition involving prizes for mandatory challenges, as well as optional activities and …

New grades, please! Re: SFUO report card (Editorial, Dec. 1) WHILE I FIND the idea of evaluating the executive in this manner quite charming, I have to say I’m not entirely in agreement with the grades that were doled out.  I question how the Fulcrum came to the conclusions they did, and what the criteria …

Together yet significantly different Re: “Can I get a side of English, please?” (Opinions, Oct. 12) IN THE OCT. 21 edition, the Fulcrum, the University of Ottawa’s English student newspaper, published an opinion letter entitled, “Can I get a side of English, please?” The author, Jaclyn Lytle, complained that the university’s policy on bilingualism was …

PTs ain’t all they’re cracked up to be Re: “Personal training at the U of O” (Sports, Nov. 10) AS A SELF-PROCLAIMED gym rat who frequents both the Montpetit and Sports Complex gyms, I feel I owe it to my fellow students to respond to this article. Despite the personal trainer (PT) mentioned in the …

It’s not ‘us’ versus ‘them’ Re: “Can I get a side of English, please? (Opinions, Oct. 13) SOMEHOW A SINGLE article has sparked a “war of languages.” That’s the real disappointment of this whole ordeal—how quickly our campus can be divided into “us” and “them.” I believe the intent of the article was to draw …

Can I get a side of common sense, please? Re: “Can I get a side of English, please?” (Opinions, Oct. 13) I AM WRITING to the Fulcrum in response to Ms. Lytle’s opinion piece about bilingualism at the University of Ottawa. There is a reality amongst French communities in Canada that I don’t think everybody …

U of O students sound off on campus bilingualism THIS PAST WEEK, while some students were enjoying a much-needed vacation and others were catching up on assignments and readings without the burden of attending class, the Fulcrum saw one of its articles hit national television. On Oct. 24, an interview with yours truly was aired …

In defence of U of O atheists Re: “Atheist instigators” (Opinions, Oct. 13) IN MY INTERVIEW with Kelden Formosa, author of “Atheist Instigators” in last week’s edition of the Fulcrum, I explained why I believed portraying the prophet Muhammad was legitimate. Freedom of speech doesn’t just involve one’s right to speak their mind; it also …

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