Keeton Wilcock

AFTER 10 YEARS of construction, the Large Hadron Collider was completed in 2009 by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). The collider, situated on the French–Swiss border, is a 27-km-long round pipe in which two beams of energy are fired toward each other so that researchers can study what happens during and after the …

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 …

THE GEE-GEES (14-13-1) wrapped up their regular season at home last weekend with a pair of games against division rivals the McGill University Redmen (22-4-2) on Feb. 10 and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières Patriotes (19-7-2) on Feb. 11. Although the Gees lost both games at the Minto Sports Complex, their overall record was still …

TOP ONLINE PIRACY Act (SOPA), Protect IP Act (PIPA), and Bill C-11 have been all over the news in recent weeks, with many opinions expressed from nearly all sides of the debate. Yet in the midst of these discussions, one important group seems to be surprisingly underrepresented—the artists themselves. This week, the Fulcrum caught up …

IT WAS IN 2002 that Bella Barecat and a group of friends saw a travelling burlesque troupe’s show and decided to start their own troupe in Ottawa. “It just looked like they were having such a great time. It was a beautiful expression, and it was something that we’d never really seen before, so we …

Women’s volleyball team secures home playoff game THE GEE-GEES (13-5) were met with full stands at Montpetit Hall on Feb. 2, when they hosted division rivals Lakehead University Thunderwolves (1-13) for their last home game of the regular season, clinching a win and reserving a second-place ranking in the province. Before the first serve, fifth-year …

Women’s volleyball team wins game in straight sets ON JAN. 21, the University of Ottawa’s women’s volleyball team (10-4) hosted the University of Toronto Varsity Blues (9-4) at Montpetit Hall. The game was the Gee-Gees’ first regular season home game of 2012. Although the Gees were trailing the Varsity Blues in the standings prior to …

Ottawa comedy group launches web series IN THE FIRST year of its inception, the Ottawa Sketch Group has attracted significant buzz in the Ontario arts scene for their hilarious performances. Even though part of the team’s success can be credited to their knack for good jokes and comedic timing, the group was actually born out of …

Local artist set to host internationally celebrated event IN THE SUMMER of 1990, Scott McCloud, an American graphic artist, suggested an interesting solution for his friend and fellow artist Steve Bissette’s creative block: Create a 24-page comic in 24 hours, working at a rate of one page an hour. Bissette took McCloud up on the idea, and 24-Hour Comics Day was …

Annual speculative fiction conference hits Ottawa for a big weekend CAN-CON IS BACK! From Sept. 9–11, the Society for Canadian Content in Speculative Arts and Fiction will be holding their annual science fiction and fantasy conference at the Travelodge Hotel Ottawa and Conference Centre. From comics to cosplay, fiction panels to folk singing, this year’s …

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