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This summer I’m saying fuck it to slaving away and missing all the fun. If I want to take the full 12 days of Bluesfest off, I’m doin’ it.

“I am something of a solitary person and I value my privacy,” she said during a press conference held directly after a recent ultrasound appointment, which was broadcast on television and documented by her mother on Twitter and Instagram.

The undergraduate student body has elected Patrick Marquis as vp social for the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa’s 2013–2014 term.

On Jan. 8, the Fulcrum sat down with the president to get his take on the university’s accomplishments in 2012 and his plans for the future.

While friends and family usually top the list, here are a few more unconventional things people are grateful for.

Exam season is upon us, my friends, and anyone who says they couldn’t use a little help from a holy text is just kidding themselves. Follow these 10 commandments and you’ll be sure to prosper this December.

I’ll probably never know if the floppy, shiny, sponge-like substance was egg, tofu, cheese, or something else entirely, but I am sure of one thing: it certainly wasn’t edible, yet a Première Moisson employee handed it to me last Monday morning and took my five dollars in return.

This recurring theme in our body art and social media—both important forms of self-expression for the early 20-something—begs the question: what does our generation have against regrets?

When we are above water and get to breathe, we have to make it all look easy and as if we are having the time of our lives while performing.

I am a 115-pound girl who needs to control every movement of a 1500-pound animal with a mind of its own. Think about riding a bicycle with a brain.

If you’re flirting at the gym, chances are you’re hovering alongside the machines, lingering on the mats, or chatting at the water fountain for a prolonged period of time. Essentially, you’re getting in everybody’s way.

DiMeglio is not the first female high schooler to play football in her state—records indicate 523 teenage female Floridians have donned football gear since 1973—but no other woman has ever held the prestigious position of decision-maker for her high school team.

LONG GONE ARE the days when tattoos were considered taboo and could only be found on the bodies of convicts and motorcyclists. Today, everyone including our professors, mothers, and best friends have tattoos and are proud to show them off. But what happens when that pride wears off before the tattoo does? Two writers sat …

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 …

SECTION 28 OF the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms reads, “Notwithstanding anything in this Charter, the rights and freedoms referred to in it are guaranteed equally to male and female persons.” Section 15 of the Charter asserts Canadians are to be free from discrimination based on their sex. More women are holding high-level positions …

THE MAJORITY OF Mistress Shira’s family and friends do not know what she does for a living, but she doesn’t think they’d be surprised if they found out. “If it came out to family or friends, my falling into this job, I think very few people would be shocked,” she said. “It’s not like I …

ARMED WITH PRESS passes, a camera, and the unshakeable feeling we were about to step back into 1997, we made our way to the Bronson Centre to see Hanson live in concert on Feb 8. Much to our surprise, security was tight—it was only after three failed attempts to enter the building that we were …

SEX LIFE GONE stale? Tired of the same old ho-hum positions? It happens to even the most experienced of us—but that doesn’t mean you should settle for it. Grab a partner—or two—and get inspired by the positions we’ve “laid” out for you. You can thank us later. The pyramid Why bang one person when you …

NOT SURE WHERE you’re going to be knocking the boots next? Look for your astrological sign below and discover what’s in store for you this month. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!     Aries (March 21–April 19) Your ruling planet, Mars, is in the house of the fallen moon, which can only mean one …

ERIKA EIFFEL IS a world-class archer who has been a guest on ABC News’ Good Morning America and The Tyra Banks’ Show. She is the subject of dozens of magazine and newspaper articles, and documentaries have been made about her life. Although her archery career is undoubtedly awe-inspiring, the majority of press she’s received has …

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