Jane

FOUR MEN IN Melbourne, Australia wanted to avoid paying for drinks so badly they jumped off the 55th floor of a building. The men were wearing business suits and had business suitcases with them while ordering expensive cocktails at Vue de monde, a prestigious restaurant. “Basically, four guys came upstairs with parachutes hidden underneath their …

LAST SUNDAY, THE Board of Administration (BOA) passed a motion changing the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) executive for 2013–14. Many significant constitutional changes were made—including to the executive positions—without any consultation of the new executive or students. Because students elect faculty representatives to the BOA, they don’t get much individual say …

FOR THE PAST 12 years, kinesiology students across Canada have participated in the Kin Games—an annual competiton of academics and sports. This year, March 23–25, the Kin Games will be hosted by  the University of Ottawa human kinetics and the Faculty of Health Science with 25 schools participating. “Kin Games is a massive student-run event …

BEFORE MARCH 5, not many people knew who Joseph Kony was. Today, a video titled Kony 2012 has over 74 million views on YouTube. Kony 2012 is a campaign started by Invisible Children, an American organization fighting for the rights of Ugandan children who have been forced into active membership in Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance …

LAST YEAR THE Fulcrum examined whether part-time students are given the cold shoulder. I didn’t care for the subject at the time—I was a full-time student who got all the associated benefits and wasn’t interested in what I thought were “first-world problems.” I was naive. The fact is, part-time students are trampled on by every …

STUDENTS ARE USED to being graded. On essays, assignments, and final exams, students must synthesize and reiterate everything they’ve learned. For professors, the evaluation process is no less demanding or comprehensive. There are many surveys and organizations focused on monitoring the quality of education in Ontario, and at the University of Ottawa specifically, to ensure …

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 …

EVERY TUESDAY, I get home past midnight. Without letting my dog out and sometimes forgetting to take off my shoes, I crash on the first comfortable-looking surface I see. I’m not tired because I was out at 1848’s Toonie Tuesday or writing a last-minute essay in the library. I’m exhausted because, along with an amazing …

I LOVE DANCING, but because of extremely demanding school and work lives, I barely get to go out and shake my booty. You can imagine my excitement when I realized I could combine work and a dance party as I followed Ottawa’s National Day of Action parade. The so-called protest started out on Morisset Terrace …

ON FEB. 5, the Students’ Association of the Faculty of Arts (SAFA) Board of Directors withdrew the motion to impeach Jozef Spiteri, SAFA vp social affairs and candidate for vp social in the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) elections. “At our exec meeting, which we hold every Sunday prior to our board …

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