Brennan Bova

The Fulcrum asked a couple of our contributors to look back and tell us what they thought the top five albums of 2012 were.

Bend Sinister | On My Mind Killbeat Music 4/5 Bend Sinister’s five-song EP, a prelude to their upcoming full-length album, will whet listeners’ appetites of what is to come. The band has wisely chosen a short mix of fun and upbeat songs in anticipation of their next release. “Give it a Rest” starts off the …

NOT SURE WHERE you’re going to be knocking the boots next? Look for your astrological sign below and discover what’s in store for you this month. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!     Aries (March 21–April 19) Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the house of the fallen moon, which can only mean one …

AT THE HIGHLY-PUBLICIZED 2012 Grammy Awards, Game of Thrones actor and Hollywood’s resident little person Peter Dinklage added a cryptic message to his acceptance speech. “I want to mention a gentleman I’m thinking about in England,” he said. “His name is Martin Henderson. Google him.” Henderson, who was diagnosed with a form of dwarfism as …

RESIDENTS OF WESTBORO will have access to bicycles with the purchase of a membership starting May 2012 with the launch of Right Bike, a bike-share program run by the Causeway Work Centre. The centre put the program together with help from the community, local businesses, the City of Ottawa, and Earth Day Canada, an environmental …

IT’S NO SECRET that we live in a fast-paced society. “Go go go!” seems to be the personal mantra of every citizen of downtown Ottawa, and local businesses have picked up on that. During the holiday shopping season, store hours city-wide were lengthened considerably. Small shops opened earlier and chain stores kept their doors unlocked until the wee hours of the morning. Bayshore Shopping Centre, one of the largest malls in the city, carried on its annual tradition of staying open until midnight for the week …

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 …

Kreesha Turner | Tropic Electric EMI 4/5 “Rock paper scissors” is the name of the first single on Kreesha Turner’s latest album Tropic Electric. The name of the song appropriately entices the listener to take a chance on Turner’s newest record, and surprisingly, the gamble pays off. Turner, who has been called Canada’s answer to …

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