Iain Sellers

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“Our team was trying to think of unique ideas for Escape Rooms that we hadn’t seen before—(and) we thought escaping from detention was a creative concept that fit perfectly with our location at the University of Ottawa.”—Kaitlyn Rourke, one of the event’s organizers and a fourth-year biomedical science student.

“Even in the context to which there might be some indication of (creepiness to the stalker’s actions), it’s never really pushed to the degree which we actually see how terrifying it really is.”—Julie Lalonde, women’s rights activist, and survivor of stalking.

“The festival really started with a single goal: let’s celebrate womxn artists. As a group of local artists, this is something we’d all felt for a few years—that desire to celebrate and connect with other female (and) genderqueer artists.”—Monica Bradford-Lea.

“(‘The Old Maid and the Thief’) is about small town gossip and scandal. It’s quite funny, and the music is very accessible even though it’s contemporary.”—Artistic director of the two operas, Sandra Graham.

“The coffeehouse is a nice, cozy little gathering where people auditioned to perform in front of other students.—Andres Ackland-Snow, a first-year biomedical student, and a first-year representative for the SSA.

“Everyone thinks that culture is this thing that’s on the side that doesn’t have much impact but, it contributes 3.4 billion dollars to the local economy.”—M. Sharon Jeannotte, a Senior Fellow at the Centre on Governance of the University of Ottawa, and co-chair of the Ottawa Culture Research Group.

“I think, (that) looking at the multi-dimensional aspect of being an athlete, and what it means to be an athlete contemporarily, is the kind of space that I want to explore as an anthropology student.”—Lucas Mollame, a fourth-year anthropology student, and a team member of CAM/MAC.

“Ottawa is really uniquely situated because (you can go exploring) within an hour-drive from downtown. You can be climbing in Calabogie, running in Gatineau Park, skiing in Chelsea, or whitewater kayaking on the Ottawa River,” — Jordan Kent, film festival organizer.

“(Looking back at) my first time … (my biggest) regret was not speaking. I thought that all (kinds of) bad things would happen to me—and then the second time that I did it, I found that if you put yourself out there … you’ll get good feedback from it.”

The Fulcrum has put together a list of alternative shops that students can go to if the SFUO ceases to be able to fund its businesses on campus—or, if you are just looking to support non-SFUO initiatives.

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