Opinions

Breaking news: Monogamy and marriage go hand-in-hand Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is about to embark on his third marriage. The 63-year-old rock star proposed to his longtime lover Erin Brady over the holidays and, despite his family’s public protest to the union, he feels he’s found the secret to successful marriage: Monogamy. According to reports, all it took was a lighthearted …

Debating the legalization of organ trade in Canada IRAN IS CURRENTLY the only nation that permits the sale of human organs. By legalizing organ trade, the country has found a way to reduce the number of sick citizens dying as a result of lack of donors. It has also set an ethical precedent for the free sale of organs. A professor at …

Why doesn’t anyone go for the good stuff anymore? I’M NOT A morning person. The only way I won’t sleep through my alarm is if I smell a pot of freshly brewed coffee just begging to be consumed—and I’m not alone. According to the Coffee Association of Canada (CAC), 63 per cent of Canadian adults …

A defence of Canada’s Kyoto drop DEAR MR. HARPER, It’s true I’ve always been a big fan of your policies, and I can’t tell you how excited I was on May 2 when I watched the final numbers roll in and you gained a majority government. But it was on Dec. 11 that you won …

illustration by Mico Mazza

Woman-on-woman hating, and why it has to stop NEW RESEARCH AT the University of Ottawa has concluded that women on campus tend to slut-shame each other on campus. Slut-shaming is the use of words like “slut” or “whore” to make a woman—sexually active or not—feel ashamed of her appearance, her expression of her sexuality, or …

WE’VE BEEN PRETTY damn good at the Fulcrum this year. Between logging hours over our Macs to put the paper out each week, going to classes and getting good grades (or attempting to, anyways), and—sometimes—trying to catch some sleep, our editorial board has been too busy to even think nasty thoughts (Di Daniels notwithstanding). So, …

Sci-fi so foolish? FAMED CANADIAN SCI-FI author Margaret Atwood has spent the last few weeks conducting interviews in support of her new seminal work, In Other Worlds: SF and the Human Imagination. Sparking new debate on the state of Canadian literature and the place of science fiction as a literary genre, Atwood’s novel contains several essays that …

My love affair with a long-dead liar UNBEKNOWNST TO MOST casual readers, this past week marked the 175th anniversary of the birth of a very special man, that sarcastic scamp Samuel Langhorne Clemens—known to you non-English majors as Mark Twain. The famed funnyman, author behind such classics as The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and The …

Canada Goose coats getting a bad rep A STRANGE TREND is emerging on campus of late. Snarky comments, meaningful glances, and overt mockery are being tossed around like snowflakes in a blizzard. The unwilling target of all this disparagement? Wearers of Canada Goose parkas. I know there’s something to be said for the fact that Canada Goose lines many of its …

Celebrating sans Christmas  EVERY YEAR, ONCE December rolls around, the same signs start popping up all over town: Stockings on fireplaces, lights trimming rooftops, spruce trees in living rooms, and milk and cookies by fireplaces. What we also see, though far less often, are menorahs and kinaras in windows as non-Christian families gather to enjoy …

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