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Femion » 2007 » November » 18

Gazette #30 - oh the catchy article titles

November 18th, 2007

Contains 20 per cent more bullshit than the next leading brand
My original title for this column was ‘Enriched with Bullshit’. I guess my editor thought that wasn’t catchy enough. In the physical edition of this piece, the title is ‘Take every meal with a grain of salt’.

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I wish I was older

November 18th, 2007

I tend to forget my age.
It’s because my boyfriend and my two best friends are 21, two other close friends are over 30, and I know a lot more older people through their friends and the gazette. I’m two and a half months away from being 19, and they constantly remind me that I’m a baby. The legal age for drinking in Canada is 19.
Luckily, since I hang out with people who are older than me, I tend to be able to pass for 19. In September I was let in to the Graewood and given alcoholic drink tickets. Last weekend, I was let into the engineering bar for trivia night even though they’re not supposed to let me in. Even after I showed them my driver’s license at the door, which says in red letters right next to my picture that I’m under 19 until 2008. I guess they couldn’t read. Anyway, we won trivia - the prize was two pitchers of beer. Yes, I had some of it - only a cup though. I will not become an alcoholic overnight, though it was the first time I had beer and it wasn’t as gross as I had expected.
Unfortunately this Friday they had someone smart at the bar and I couldn’t get in. I ended up going home alone and spending the night doing calculus homework.
My trivia team lost. It’s because they are all arts/commerce students and they desperately needed a science student. One of the questions asked for the first 5 digits of e. I could have answered that. It’s 2.7182.
Help is only 77 days away.

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