Jaclyn Lytle

DEAR MS. FAKE, I received your email detailing your ideas about how email is a passive aggressive mode of communication. If I’m going to be honest, I must say I disagree. Conducting business with professors, fellow students, roommates, and friends is best done over email for a variety of reasons that I have listed below …

IT’S NO SECRET that religion is largely on its way out—at least amongst North Americans. Though a whopping 77 per cent of Canadians identified as Christian on the last census that measured religious affiliation, the closest runner-up was no religion at all, and studies suggest that number is on the rise. According to a study …

ON MARCH 12, the Ontario government announced their decision to begin accepting private-sector bids for the opening of a fully outfitted casino within Ottawa city limits. This isn’t the first time there have been talks about a casino in Ottawa: In the early ’90s Jacqueline Holzman, former Ottawa mayor, had plans and approval from city …

BIRDS CHIRPING, CAR engines revving, first years griping: These are the sounds of the U of O campus. And after five years of hanging around listening to the same tired soundtrack, it gets boring. Confession: I am an iPod user. That girl ordering coffee with her headphones still on? That’s me. The person too enthralled …

Top five best used bookstores in Ottawa 1. Book Bazaar Since 1974, this family-run bookstore has provided a unique mix of gently used books at fair prices. 2. All Books Carrying both used and new books and textbooks, All Books is a staple of the downtown core. 3. Patrick MacGahern Books Like a scene out …

Top five worst backhanded compliments 1. “You’re so brave. I would never have the guts to try such a unique hairstyle.” Cue to you buying fourteen different hats to hide your “unique” hair under until it grows out. 2. “You’re so smart to go to the library on a Friday night when everybody else is …

A FACT LITTLE known amongst University of Ottawa students is that their own beloved campus newspapers are members of a greater organization of student news media called Canadian University Press (CUP). This past week, one of our fellow CUP papers faced a disconcerting proposal from their student union regarding their method of print. The Xaverian …

Cool habitat, bro THANKS TO THE miracle of Apple products, orangutans at the Toronto Zoo may be getting a lot more social. The zoo is next in line for a program that gives iPads to the massive monkeys so they can socialize with their species over social media apps like Skype. Designed to enrich the …

Oh, Vladimir, you turn a girl’s head A SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE political campaign has been launched by Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin and his camp. The adverts play on the concept of first-time voters as virgins, and depicts young, attractive women in doctor’s offices discussing their upcoming “first time.”  Putin, who is currently running for president …

Spare the rod, or get it in the back of the head later A NEW STUDY was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal that found individuals who experience physical punishment during their childhood are more likely to become antisocial, aggressive, and potentially physically abusive toward family, friends, and spouses later in life. The study, …

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