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uOttawa freshman burns through OSAP in first week of school

“They put $7,842 in my account last Thursday and I had no idea what to do with all of that money!” exclaimed 18 year-old first year psychology student Marcus Anderson. 461 more words

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Hintonburg Hipster Practices Pitching Tent in Living Room to Prepare for First Authentic Camping Trip

HINTONBURG – “I was tired of being a walking contradiction, it was time to take responsibility for my beard,” confessed 26 year-old Chris Walker. “I’ve been growing it now for two years and I never leave the house without wearing plaid. 534 more words

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Avid Hockey Fan Becomes Basketball Expert by the Second Quarter of Raptors Playoff Game

TUNNEY’S PASTURE, OTTAWA – “Who cares about hockey when there’s no Canadian teams in the playoffs!” boasted Stats Canada employee Kevin Talbot during the half-time of the Raptors and Heat game 7 conference semi-final. 321 more words

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American Customs Officer Puts the Squeeze on Vegemite

VANCOUVER – Jack Beardmore found himself in a strangely Australian situation last month. The 28 year-old Aussie had picked up three tubes of Vegemite for friends at the duty free in Sydney before boarding his 15-hour flight. 234 more words

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Findings--Jan. 22, 2016

TGIF. We were short staffed this week in the library due to illnesses, and I felt like I was being pulled in a hundred directions. But, it’s finally over, and I’m home and we’ve got no plans for tomorrow, which means I can spend the day reading and stitching. 205 more words

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Weekend Reading--1/16/16

My husband and I finally saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens this afternoon. The movie was even better than I expected. I was afraid to get my hopes up too high, but I really enjoyed the film. 198 more words


Weekend Reading -- 1/8/2016

Lots of folks still publishing roundups of 2015 this week.

I enjoyed reading Amy McLay Paterson’s article “I read 164 books in 2015 and tracked them all in a spreadsheet. 146 more words

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