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AT ONE POINT or another, most of us dream about making it big. Thanks to the Internet, becoming famous no longer requires theatrical or musical talent—all you need is a laptop, your winning personality, and a knowledge of all things social media. The Fulcrum gives you the low-down on using YouTube, Twitter, and blogging to …

ON MARCH 3, the University of Ottawa women’s basketball team (19-3 regular season, 3-0 playoffs) was called to the centre of the court to accept the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) trophy after winning the gold medal match against the previous OUA champions the Windsor University Lancers (20-2 regular season,2-1 playoffs). “I think that is the …

DESPITE A ROUGH start, the University of Ottawa women’s basketball (19-3 regular season, 2-0 playoffs) team came out on top in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) semifinal match against the Brock University Badgers (15-7 regular season, 1-1 playoffs) 63-49. The first half of the game saw the Gees uncomfortable on their own court. Fifth-year centre …

OTTAWA IS PERHAPS considered a less creative city than most—known better for its bureaucrats, frigid winters, and poutine than its artistic community. The Ottawa Creative Collective (OCC), founded by two local designers, aims to change that image. “We want to be known as the organization that nudges Ottawa into the realm of good design—to be …

THERE IS NO rest for the weary athlete. While most students were relaxing at home during reading week, the women’s volleyball team (13-5 regular season, 2-1 playoffs) made it to the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Final Four. The Gees made it all the way to the gold medal-match where they claimed silver and proved  they …

Katherine DeClerq | Fulcrum Staff THE 2011–12 VARSITY playoff season is almost at an end. The University of Ottawa Gee-Gees have had a good season, but as of now, only two teams remain in the running for a Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) spot. The Fulcrum gives you the rundown of how our teams did in …

THOUGH DIVORCE RATES are on the rise, and knocked-up high-school sweetheart couples are at the bottom of the list when it comes to quality marriages, there is one couple that’s been making it work for 23 years and counting. This pair has survived all the highs and lows of marriage, including botched holiday plans, rebellious …

FROM AN EARLY age, the importance of women being able to defend themselves against would-be attackers is stressed. With news coverage of violence against women, stranger danger talks with parents, and the self-defence courses offered in high schools, young girls are taught they need to know how to protect themselves. The U of O is …

IT’S NO SECRET Ottawa is home to some wicked artistic talent, but what’s often said to be lacking is a culture that celebrates and promotes talent. Enter Vinyl Tap, a local music and arts collective founded in 2003. While Vinyl Tap releases albums, founder and manager Devin Atherton explains the collective is different from most …

ON FEB. 14, the Copyright Modernization Act (Bill C-11), was submitted to committee for review and amendments. The bill aims to update copyright laws last altered in 1997 and make breaking digital locks illegal. Time for an upgrade Kathleen Simmons, co-owner of Van Loon Simmons, a law firm specializing in copyright, broadcasting, and government law …

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