The Fulcrum

This year, for the first time, there is a cost of admission for students to all Gee-Gees games. Initially, the fee seems appalling given the low game attendance over the years. One of the things Fulcrum sports reporters have noticed is that compared with other schools, our teams don’t seem to generate the same level of school pride, regardless of how well they’re performing.

Feeling threatened can bring out the worst in people. When Michael Zehaf-Bibeau was able to shoot and kill Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial and infiltrate Parliament on Oct. 22, two places many University of Ottawa students have been to without fear, it reminded us of our vulnerability.

Regardless of how you may feel about student government, when the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) protests tuition fee increases, they are accurately representing the views of the majority of the student body. However, at the recent SFUO-led protest requesting a drop in tuition fees at the opening of the Advanced Research Complex (ARC), many students feel their interests were not well represented. Not because they wish for tuition to continue rising, but because they feel this particular protest was inappropriate and ineffective. And that it was.

In light of recent events, it’s perhaps more important than ever for students at the University of Ottawa to be able to get the support they need. Photo courtesy of Erin Sparks (the Link) The university states that it’s “committed to providing a respectful learning and workplace environment that is free from harassment and discrimination.” …

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