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Barriers to post-secondary education are more than financial  ACCESS TO POST-SECONDARY education (PSE) is important. A majority of Canadians believe a college or university degree is necessary to get a good job, and given the reality of our knowledge-based economy, that perception is correct. The future—and success—of our economy depends on a highly educated workforce, …

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 …

What happened in Victoria THOUGH IT WAS not until several hours after the initial illness hit the conference that any official information was made known, it eventually became clear to health officials that attendees were suffering from norovirus. Norovirus, formerly known as Norwalk agent, is transmitted through food or water that has been contaminated with …

How Twitter defined norovirus outbreak ON JAN. 11, the Fulcrum editorial board and a group of its staff and volunteers set out for a national student journalism conference in Victoria, B.C. By Jan. 14, a large portion of our delegation fell ill with what turned out to be a small-scale outbreak of a highly contagious …

Birthdays come but once a year… Or do they? FOR THE FIRST 18 years of my life, I operated under the assumption that I was to celebrate my birthday only once a year. As the big day approached, I quietly went about planning a small party or dinner with close friends. The event would come …

Know your sidewalk etiquette STRUTTING THE STREETS of Ottawa the past few months has led me to a new, profound realization: People do not know how to use sidewalks. Every day there are more and more perpetrators bumping into each other, refusing to keep with the pace of traffic, and generally existing completely oblivious of …

Alternative loan system would halt student debt crisis THERE IS A fundamental problem with the way our society values education. Canadians have long believed wholeheartedly that an investment in post-secondary education will inevitably lead to significant gains in future income and an improved standard of living. Simple concept, right? Wrong. This perception of the inherent …

Let’s talk about legitimizing, baby LAST YEAR, SCANDAL hit our school when the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) decided to overturn election results and take on Sarah Jayne King as their vp finance rather than candidate Tristan Dénommée, who won the race by a margin of 114 votes. Over the course of …

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 …

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