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Staying sane during the holidays
Happy Holidays! Or... not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely... Read more

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Stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of O... Read more

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A stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of... Read more

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Being transgender
In 2010, the Interrobang received a letter from Kimberley, a transgender individual reaching out to those in the Fanshawe community who need support and opening the dialogue of what it means to be transgender. Since then, Kimberley has been featured ... Read more

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Getting smart about staying safe
Whatever your sexual experiences have been — whether you're a (self-proclaimed) expert or a beginner — one thing is for sure: you need to know how to be safe, not only for yourself but for your partner. Sex should be fun, not scary, so he... Read more

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Don't be phony
Perfecting your handshake, remembering deodorant, making sure you're wearing pants — all things essential to preparing for an interview. But as phone and Skype interviews become more common, a new set of rules comes into play. Author and... Read more

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Drunkorexia: Why a night out could be a warning flag
There's a party on the weekend. You know you'll be drinking, and how many calories that could add up to, so you exercise like crazy the week before and cut back so you can "indulge" on Saturday night. Sometimes on those nights, there's bing... Read more

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Staying sane during the dolidaze
Happy Holidays! Or... not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely. Here... Read more

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Free screening of Fanshawe grads film on campus
Canadian trooper Marc Diab, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, was two weeks away from the end of his tour in Afghanistan in March 2009. The 22-year-old was planning to propose to his childhood sweetheart upon his return, until an improvised expl... Read more

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A World War II love story
George and Ruby Fortnum's story is like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel: true love found in a time of battle. Fortnum joined the Canadian Forces as an engineer in June 1940. He was sent to the base in Petawawa, and returned home for... Read more

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When working out wears you thin
Staying fit is essential to overall health, but there is a point where even working out turns unhealthy. Some individuals become addicted to exercising. There's a fine line where people go from a healthy habit to having physical activity bec... Read more

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Addiction services of Thames Valley: Here to help
Those suffering from an addiction or who know someone who may be dealing with one may be faced with the daunting task of trying to figure out where to get help, where to take the next step. Addiction Services of Thames Valley is a good place to ... Read more

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Uncovered: Sex Addicts
Jesse James, Tiger Woods, David Duchovny — all self-proclaimed sex addicts. Is it an excuse for people caught cheating? Or is it similar to other addictions like alcoholism — a legitimate problem that society isn't comfortable addressing... Read more

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Being transgender
Last year, the Interrobang received a letter from Kimberley, a transgender individual reaching out to those in the Fanshawe community who need support, and opening the dialogue of what it means to be transgender. Kimberley is a closeted male to fema... Read more

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HIV: misconceptions and realities
This week is one devoted to sexual awareness, and it's also one devoted to taking care of your sexual health. Now before you turn the page, hear us out. Did you know that 30 per cent of Canadians who are HIV-positive don't know their status? Or that ... Read more

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Getting smart about staying safe
Whatever your sexual experiences have been — whether you're a (self-proclaimed) expert to a beginner — one thing is for sure: you need to know how to be safe, not only for yourself but for your partner. Sex should be fun, not scary, so he... Read more

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Tailoring learning styles to maximize education
Studying can be tedious — even more so when you're not sure if what you're doing is the most effective method. Everyone has a learning style, and tapping into the one — or two — that fit you the best can help turn studying ... Read more

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Fun under the stars: London's best patios and bars
Warm weather means no more parkas to coat-check and tons of time spent on patios instead of being cramped inside. London is known for its nightlife, even more so in the summer when the city's a little quieter and the lines are a little shorter. If yo... Read more

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Don't be phony - Phone and Skype interviews
Perfecting your handshake, remembering deodorant, making sure you're wearing pants — all things essential to preparing for an interview. But as phone and Skype interviews become more common, a new set of rules comes into play. Author and fas... Read more

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Exhibit pins down modern art
The fourth annual painting project by second-year fine arts students sees them taking an obscure piece by relatively unknown Icelandic artist Erró and making it their own. The results are intricate pieces with plenty of depth. The painting u... Read more

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Bill C-393 looking for support
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is looking to reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime by passing Bill C-393, which would provide generic drugs to developing countries to fight disease. "It would cut through the hurdle found in the cu... Read more

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Fashion and footwork for a good cause
INFUSION Canada is bringing fashion and dance to the London Music Hall in their annual fashion show. The charity has raised over $200,000 since its inception in 2003. The proceeds help young adult cancer survivors. The money raised by the f... Read more

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5 Questions with Laya Birtch, FSU Administrative Assistant
1. What's your favourite word and why? "Legendary. For Example: It will be legen - wait for it - and I hope you're not lactose intolerant because the second half of that word is dairy! I think why I like this word is obvious." 2. What's one... Read more

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Presidents for a day
Fanshawe had two new presidents on February 16 as Deborah Mates and Christine Budden assumed the duties as presidents for a day. Both women won the positions from draws, which were part of the United Way fundraising campaign. Mates, the ma... Read more

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Minister of Infrastructure visits Fanshawe
Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, stopped by Fanshawe's new Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies last week as part of his tour of infrastructure projects supported by the government's stimulus program. The provi... Read more

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Theatre students take on Greek tragedy
This year's graduates from Fanshawe's theatre arts program are tackling love, war and the questions surrounding them in their production of Trojan Women: A Love Story. The original Trojan Women, written by Euripides, premiered in 415 BC. Th... Read more

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Calling all Aboriginal writers and artists!
The annual Canadian Aboriginal Arts and Writing Challenge, an initiative of The Historica-Dominion Institute, is looking for some creative works representing significant moments in Canadian Aboriginal history. The contest, started in 2005, h... Read more

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5 Questions with Allen Gaynor, FSU Web Facilitator
1. What's a service or event that the FSU does that no one seems to know about? "Well, I have to shill for the FSU website here, since that's my job. One of the cool things we do on FSU.ca is run contests and give away great prizes. This year w... Read more

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Former mayor lands job at Fanshawe
Students may see a familiar face walking the halls of Fanshawe. Former London mayor Anne Marie DeCicco-Best has been announced as the successful candidate for the public affairs specialist in the marketing and corporate communications depart... Read more

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"It's all about sex"
Open relationships are usually started for one purpose and one purpose only: nookie, said London psychotherapist Nancy VanderSchaaf, who deals primarily with married and long-term couples. It seems like the perfect set-up. Partners get to ha... Read more

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Heart-seeking vision
Eric Telchin sees hearts. Everywhere. In an orange or a puddle and even on a dog. These heartshaped coincidences have turned into a movement for the artist. Not only have the images been transformed into popular mosaic prints, one featuring ... Read more

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Dating with kids: a package deal
Dating is an awkward enough experience for anyone, but throw in the fact that you're a single parent, and it adds another complication to the mix. Television and movies may depict characters hiding the fact they're a parent to keep from chas... Read more

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5 Questions With Rodney Sutton, FSU Building Manager
1. What's your favourite simple recipe? "My favourite simple recipe... well you need some Carbon, sulphur and potassium nitrate...oh wait, you mean food. I guess my white chocolate cheesecake tarts with fresh fruit topping. They always seem to b... Read more

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Law firm goes after birth control blunder
Women using Yasmin or Yaz birth control may be at a higher risk for health problems, including pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, heart issues, gallbladder removal and more. Over hundreds of women throughout Canada have been ... Read more

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Fanshawe and the United Way celebrate record donation
On January 27, Fanshawe revealed the final, record-breaking amount raised for the annual United Way campaign in style. The grand total announcement of $106,388 was sandwiched between a flash mob, performed by theatre students to Celebrate Go... Read more

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Celebrating a Canadian cult icon
Museum London is now home to Canadian artist Bertram Brooker's enigmatic art until April 3 in the exhibit It's Alive! Known by his many different hats as Canada's first solo exhibitionist as an abstractionist, a master market and more, Brooke... Read more

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Straight up acapella goodness
If you haven't seen or heard Straight No Chaser's acapella mash-up of The 12 Days of Christmas and Toto's Africa, head to YouTube right now. I'll wait. The group of 10 friends, who originally started the group back in 1996 while they were a... Read more

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Creative Commentary
Even though 24-year-old artist Sarah Bardwell is halfway around the world — she's teaching in Korea — you can hear her excitement over her politically charged art as if she were in the room with you. Bardwell studied both English a... Read more

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Heads Up!
Another new exhibit at Museum London gives art lovers the opportunity to examine the body in different ways, from the powerful to the emotional to the overtly sexual. Heads Up, Hands Over: A Body of Work from the Museum London Collection take... Read more

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5 Questions with Carol Balzer, FSU Administrative Services Manager
1. What's something weird that's happened to you since you've joined the FSU? "Stevie Starr (the human regurgitator) swallowed my pet fish... and then barfed it up... in my office... it died 3 days later..." 2. What's your favourite simple re... Read more

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Ontario to develop new credit transfer system
In five years, students will find it easier to transfer their credits between college and university with the development of Ontario's new credit transfer system. There are currently 500 individual credit transfer agreements among colleges a... Read more

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iCopeU has successful semester
Back in September, Fanshawe College was the first educational facility to launch the mental health online resource, iCopeU, and its first semester saw great results. "Any feedback has been really positive," said Lois Wey, manager of Counsel... Read more

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Get up-to-date info with OSAP app
For Students wanting easier access to their OSAP information can just look at their phones thanks to the new OSAP app. The provincial government rolled out the mobile app last week to create a more efficient way for students to get updates o... Read more

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So you want to be in movies?
Mimetic Entertainment is looking for a few good actors to be a part of their feature film Cheer For Your Life: The Diary of Lori Lang. "Our goal is to get as much local talent as possible," said George Ibrahim, casting director for the film.... Read more

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Students strategize for sustainable business
Third-year business-marketing students from Fanshawe College's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business Administration and Marketing developed winning strategies for Boomerang Recycled Paint in a class-wide contest. Out of 100 students and 20 pro... Read more

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5 Questions with FSU Business Manager Paul Massé
1. What's a service or event the FSU does that no one knows about? "I think many students are unaware, but would be pleased to know, the FSU caters food services for all the graduation and awards events on campus." 2. What's your perfect da... Read more

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Fanshawe athletic director makes mayor's honour list
Sitting in Mike Lindsay's office, decorated with team photos, awards and even a gag Wheaties box with his face on it, it quickly becomes clear this is a man who built his career on a love of sports. Lindsay, Fanshawe's manager of athletics, ... Read more

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Fanshawe and UWO collaborate on engineering program
It was announced on January 5 that University of Western Ontario engineering students will now be able to supplement their degree with eight months of hands-on learning thanks to a collaboration with Fanshawe. The new Fanshawe program, whic... Read more

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It gets better, London
By now you have either seen or heard from the It Gets Better Project, spearheaded by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage in response to the suicides of LGBT youth last year. The project has taken off and now communities all over the ... Read more

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Cover girl culture
When you were six years old, what did you want to be when you grew up? A vet? A police officer? Maybe an astronaut? These were not the answers documentarian Nicole Clark encountered as she filmed Cover Girl Culture, a documentary that loo... Read more

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5 Questions with Heather Cummings, Director of Student Success
1. What's your favourite simple recipe? For tunately, my par tner Graham does all the cooking, but if it was up to me, I'd make pasta of some kind with sauce from a jar, topped with lots of parmesan cheese. 2. What's one thing we should kno... Read more

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Green job fair coming to Fanshawe
The job market has turned green with new opportunities for college graduates. Fanshawe College, partnered with Connect Strategic Alliance, is bringing those opportunities to campus with GreenWorks London, a green energy job fair, on Thursday, ... Read more

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Disordered eating support group available on campus
Students dealing with eating disorders, body image issues and similar dilemmas can find support on Wednesdays in Counselling and Accessibility Services, room F2010-5, starting January 12. Hope's Garden, a support centre in London, will be ho... Read more

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The house that students built
Three architectural technology students will be traveling to New Zealand this month to help construct a solar-powered house, and later compete in the U.S. Department of Energy's biennial Solar Decathlon this September. The students will be g... Read more

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Ring in the New Year with Style
What are you doing New Year's? It's the time to plan! While the deadline for the New Year's trip to Montreal has passed, there are plenty of other places to celebrate the start of 2011. We've got everything from cheap and easy to rowdy and cl... Read more

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Staying sane during the holidaze
Happy Holidays! Or...not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely. Here ... Read more

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5 Questions: John Said, FSU Publications and Communication Manager
1. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? "I'd swap places with Charles Wang, owner of the New York Islanders NHL team, so I could finally fix my beloved Isles." 2. If someone put a gun to your head ... Read more

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Remembering the sixth
On December 6, 1989, 14 women were gunned down because of their gender. When 25-year-old Marc Lépine entered into a classroom at the engineering school, École Polytechnique in Montreal, he already had a target in mind: women. He divided the clas... Read more

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Movember a hairy success
December will see some smoother upper lips as Movember closes with some big numbers. Canada reportedly is the international leader of fundraising this year with $19,169,908 from about 118,597 participants. Globally, 446,572 individuals go... Read more

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Girls count
The Girl Effect is a movement that's aiming to change the world one girl at a time. It focuses on the "untapped potential of adolescent girls," said Jaimie Popp, of the Nike Foundation. The foundation created the Girl Effect in 2008 in conju... Read more

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Part-time faculty and staff votes remain uncounted one year later
"Democracy denied" is the protest of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. OPSEU has been waiting since early last year to have their votes counted from two elections regarding the formation of a union for part-time college faculty and s... Read more

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31 Days of Giving
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5 Questions: Biz Booth Supervisor Kevin Masterson
1. What movie most resembles your life? "I'd have to say the movie that most resembles my life is Toy Story. Except in my case they are different kinds of toys." 2. What's your most embarrassing childhood memory? "My most embarrassing child... Read more

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New rules mean slower Internet for more money
Canadians will now be spending more for slower Internet. Yes, you read that correctly. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission decided that dominant telecommunication companies are allowed to place usage-based billing o... Read more

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Distinguished alumni recognized
The past couple of weeks have been a time of recognition for Fanshawe's outstanding alumni. Law and security graduate Debra Bodkin was recently named as one of the recipients of the 2010 Premier's Awards for Ontario College Graduates and rec... Read more

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Students weak in literacy, need testing, says study
As students become more tech savvy, it seems that literacy skills are falling by the wayside and colleges need to step up with solutions, reported a recent study by Fanshawe College researchers Dr. Roger Fisher and Whitney Hoth. Three years ... Read more

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Going veggie, staying healthy
There are many reasons people choose a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, but there are a couple of steps to consider before takeing the plunge. Whether your decision is based on animal rights, religion or health issues like heart disease, choosing ... Read more

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Belly laughs and backflips: Looking at unconventional fitness for your mind and body
If you're looking to branch out from your usual fitness routine, here are two unconventional ideas to work out your inner and outer health. LAUGHTER YOGA This practice involves gentle breathing and laughing exercises instead of the usual p... Read more

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Drunkorexia: Why a night out could be a red flag
There's a party on the weekend. You know you'll be drinking, and how many calories that could add up to, so you exercise like crazy the week before and cut back so you can "indulge" on Saturday night. Sometimes on those nights, there's binge dr... Read more

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Thrive, by Brendan Brazier Veganism For Athletes
Many top athletes are vegan. Bruce Lee was, and so are Mike Tyson and Ironman triathlete Canadian Brendan Brazier. Brazier, author of Thrive: The Vegan Nutrition Guide to Optimal Performance in Sports and Life, and other athletes debunk the myt... Read more

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2010 Jewish film fest shows diversity
This year's London Jewish Film Festival will be showcasing three international films with a range of themes from Argentine drama, French comedy and the love of American baseball. The LJFF takes place this weekend — November 27 and 28 &... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU Entertainment Programmer Pat Maloney
1. What's a service or event the FSU does that no one knows about? "One thing some students know about, but there could always be attention for, is New Music Nights every Friday night at Out Back Shack. Some of the acts we've had in this year ... Read more

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Got a project? Get started!
Sometimes you need that extra push to get an idea off the ground, and Start Something With Alesse is looking to give two projects a $5,000 push in the right direction. The contest, sponsored by Alesse, is asking young Canadians, ages 16 and ... Read more

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Campaign warns drivers to leave phone alone
Drivers are still breaking the law by fiddling with their handheld devices while they're behind the wheel. But a new national campaign aims at helping drivers of all ages keep their eyes on the road by getting them to stop reaching for their p... Read more

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Local Business Profile - Style 360: designer consignment
Style 360 is located on Springbank Drive by the Giant Tiger, but slow down because you'll miss it tucked in with the other shops — and this is one store that clothing-lovers will not want to pass by. The idea for the shop developed ou... Read more

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Dangerous waters for Japan's dolphins
While dolphins may be the furthest things from somewhat landlocked Londoners' minds, they have become a priority for local activist Rachel Larivee. "The supply of dolphins, small whales, is dwindling every day. We can't keep ignoring this," ... Read more

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Museum London gets JASS-y
Until November 21, Museum London is hosting a juried art show and sale of local artists. Put on by Museum London's volunteer committee, JASS London has been a tradition of the museum and an outlet to showcase local artists' work while raisin... Read more

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Children's Museum starts chilly campaign
Anyone familiar with the Children's Museum knows their Arctic exhibit has been a little worse for wear for some time — but not for lack of trying. “We've been talking about it for years,” said Jo Jennings, communicat... Read more

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Dreaming of a green Christmas
Whether your holiday style is Grinch-y or giddy, the season can always use a bit more green. Rampant consumerism has almost become its own holiday tradition, but this year may see a change. The CBC has noted that a lot of retailers are pr... Read more

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Fanshawe grad captures a soldier's life on film
Canadian trooper Marc Diab, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, was two weeks away from the end of his tour in Afghanistan in March 2009. The 22-year-old was planning to propose to his childhood sweetheart upon his return, until an improvised expl... Read more

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5 Questions with Tourism and Hospitality SAC Rep Sarah Potter
1. What's a service or event the FSU does that no one knows about? "Some students may know, some may not, but the FSU has events for students with children. They are mainly for holidays such as Halloween parties, Christmas parties and Easter ev... Read more

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A World War II love story
George and Ruby Fortnum's story is like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel: true love found in a time of battle. Fortnum joined the Canadian Forces as an engineer in June 1940. He was sent to the base in Petawawa, and returned home for... Read more

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Colleges Ontario announces green report at Fanshawe
Thirty-five new "green-collar" job programs have been introduced at colleges across the provinces, says "Colleges Driving a Sustainable Future: New Careers for a Clean Economy," a new report by Colleges Ontario. These new programs prepare s... Read more

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CSA offers $1,000 scholarships to student leaders
Who couldn't use some extra cash to help with the cost of education? The College Student Alliance is offering one $1,000 scholarship to each of its 17 member schools. This new annual scholarship will be given to a student who displays lead... Read more

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Provincial government donates to international nursing program
The McGuinty government is providing $175,000 to the Renewed Bridge to Certification for Internationally Educated Nurses program. The program provides newcomers to Canada with the opportunity to upgrade and adapt their qualifications to bec... Read more

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London goes purple for Shine the Light
While the holidays are fast approaching, the city of London is about to be lit up in a different way this November. The Shine the Light campaign, launched by the London Abused Women's Centre, aims to raise awareness about abuse against wome... Read more

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5 Questions with Design SAC Rep Frank Neufeld
1. What movie most resembles your life? "There's no one movie that really resembles my life but one that I can relate to is Annapolis. It contains a lot of values and themes that I think make up core aspects of my life." 2. What's your most... Read more

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Better social policy means more tolerance
Often, the media, religion, societal history and culture are cited as influences over individuals' attitudes towards homosexuality. But as assistant professor of sociology at McMaster University, Dr. Tina Fetner, argued on October 21 at Fans... Read more

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Kerry Fraser takes you on-ice in new book
One of the most recognizable figures in hockey, both on-ice and off, former NHL referee Kerry Fraser is giving fans a first-hand look into some of the memorable moments of his 30-year career in his new book, The Final Call: Hockey Stories from... Read more

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Fanshawe grad wins award for student achievement
Belinda Sayeau won the 2010 Colleges Ontario Student Excellence Award for her leadership at Fanshawe College and her work with aboriginal students. Sayeau was nominated by the vice-president of student services for her time spent as external... Read more

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Help Spread the (mosquito) Net
To many Canadians, mosquitoes are a seasonal nuisance. But to the rest of the world, which faces between 350 and 500 million cases of malaria every year, they're more than just annoying — they're lifethreatening. Many mosquitoes carry m... Read more

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Spamalot brings song, dance to Camelot and London
If you've ever debated whether swallows can transport coconuts, or found yourself in a chorus of "NI!" then get ready for Monty Python's story of the search for the Holy Grail onstage at the John Labatt Centre on October 27 and 28. "It's li... Read more

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Olenka and the Autumn Lovers come home
Local indie band, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers, are set to release their sophmore album, And Now We Sing. But you'll only get it once they play live in your city. The band is releasing the album in every city they get to, until the end of th... Read more

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5 Questions with Health Sciences and Nursing SAC Rep Chantel Huszar
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't know? "One thing you should know about me is that I LOVE to dance anywhere at anytime, and one thing you shouldn't know is that I have a pet guinea pig." 2. On a day off,... Read more

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Solving crimes from the other side
Robbie Thomas can hear dead people. As a psychic criminal profiler for nearly 20 years, Thomas has been tapping into his ability to communicate with the other side in order to help law enforcement and victims' families figure out crimes. ... Read more

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Palace Theatre partners with fashion merch students
Fanshawe College's fashion merchandising students are pairing up with the Palace Theatre to help better promote the theatre's productions and get some hands-on experience. Faith Coates, marketing director for the Palace Theatre, contacted F... Read more

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Addicted to the high life
It's no secret that pot is part of the college experience. It's a relaxant; it's part of the party; it can also be part of a daily routine. "I've used it on and off since I was 15," said Cam, 23, who asked that his last name not be used. "In ... Read more

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What are you really drinking?
Cracking open a couple of cold ones or conversing over cocktails might be fun for your social life, but what's it doing to your waist? Maybe you already know what that drink means calorie-wise, but the more you have, the more you forget &mdash... Read more

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When working out wears you thin
Staying fit is essential to overall health, but there is a point where even working out turns unhealthy. Some individuals become addicted to exercising. There's a fine line where people go from a healthy habit to having physical activity ... Read more

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Sex addicts uncovered
Jesse James, Tiger Woods, David Duchovny — all self-proclaimed sex addicts. Is it an excuse for people caught cheating? Or is it similar to other addictions like alcoholism — a legitimate problem that society isn't comfortable a... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP External Kendra Sauder
1. What's been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? "All the nights I don't remember as clearly as I should from all my years here, and all the random events and stories from residence that I've witnessed and taken part in!" 2. If you could ... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Get gorgeous while staying green
The Yew Tree Spa Boutique offers a delicious spa experience, with an eco-friendly awareness. This is because the products they use are organic. "That's always been important to me," said owner and skin care therapist, Jetanne Davis. They ... Read more

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Foot patrol turns into student auxiliary program
Fanshawe College's foot patrol program has been modified to become a new student auxiliary program. Volunteers of the program will still be part of walk homes, but they will also have a chance to assist the special constables on campus. It wa... Read more

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5 Questions: Janelle Farley, FSU Receptionist
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't know about you? "I can't seem to pin it to one thing, so I'm going to list a few... I used to model, I travelled to Italy and I love photography. One thing you shouldn't ... Read more

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Suicides on the rise
What you can do It seems the news lately is peppered with somber reports of teen suicides. Whether it's the student from Rutgers, New Jersey who ended his life after being outed online by his roommate, or two students from Northern Collegi... Read more

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EcoLiving London launches
London is about to get a little greener. EcoLiving London, a non-profit organization with a focus on environmentally- friendly lifestyles, is looking to provide not only resources but opportunities for those interested in green issues. "T... Read more

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Fanshawe shined
This year's Shinerama campaign raised a strong $5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research. While it did not reach its $8,000 goal, Veronica Barahona, vicepresident internal of the Fanshawe Student Union, is still happy with the efforts. "I'm ver... Read more

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New bursary available to all students
The College Student Alliance board, in partnership with the Canadian Publishers' Council Higher Education Division, is offering six $250 scholarships to all CSA-member colleges. "The Canadian Publishers' Council approached the CSA, looked a... Read more

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Local music gets play on MIA students' podcast
MIA Chatter is a new podcast to hit the Internet, hosted by secondyear music industry arts students Andrew van der Voort, Justin Shorey and Justin Helle. The podcast, which is three weeks in the making, stemmed from their interest in and kno... Read more

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Degrassi debuts first trans character
In the world of Degrassi Community School, being a teenager can be rough, but imagine trying to navigate the world of adolescence while feeling like you've been given the wrong body. Degrassi's newest character, Adam, encounters this as the ... Read more

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Lost Soul Stroll promises to creep
Ever heard of the Talbot Tot who was buried in downtown London? Well, you will when you sign up for this year's Lost Soul Stroll, a six-year London Halloween tradition. Presented by London Fringe for the past three years, the 90-minute wal... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP Entertainment Joe Ayotte
1. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? "(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs because he gets to use some sweet stuff all the time." 2. What was the last CD you listened to? "A live recording of Two Crown King. It ... Read more

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The Venus Project comes to London
Imagine a world without money, with a resource-based economy and technology created for positive purposes and not war. That's what social engineer, industrial designer and creator of The Venus Project, 94-year-old Jacques Fresco, has been doin... Read more

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Fix up, look sharp
While a "grown-up" job may seem like it's in the distant future, there's no time like the present to re-tune your wardrobe in preparation for that transition. Amy Casson, founder of Polished Image, an image, etiquette and communications cons... Read more

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Project mobilizes youth into activism
If you've got an idea to help your community, then the United Way has got a way for you to make it real. The Youth in Action program gives people between 13 to 24 years old the chance to develop a plan that helps the community and provides t... Read more

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Author in residence advises young writers
Canadian author Andre Alexis is the 2010 to 2011 James A. and Marjorie Spenceley/Canada Council for the Arts writer-in-residence for the University of Western Ontario's English department. Alexis, who is a playwright, short story writer and ... Read more

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Getting smart about staying safe
What you need to know about safe sex Whatever your sexual experiences have been — whether you're a (self-proclaimed) expert to a beginner — one thing is for sure: you need to know how to be safe, not only for yourself but for your part... Read more

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Adventures in pole dancing
If you've ever taken a pole dancing class, you have a new appreciation for what professional dancers do. It's no longer something erotic — if it ever was to you — and now resembles something of an Olympic sport, I kid you not. Aradia Fit... Read more

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Starting a dialogue on sexual assault
One in four women will be sexually assaulted in her lifetime; less than one per cent of women ever come forward about their attack; and in 84 per cent of sexual assault cases, the victim knew their attacker. That's some scary information for somethi... Read more

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Being transgender
Last week, the Interrobang received a letter from Kimberley, a transgender individual reaching out to those in the Fanshawe community who need support, and opening the dialogue of what it means to be transgender. Kimberley is a closeted male to fema... Read more

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HIV: misconceptions and realities
This week is one devoted to sexual awareness, and it's also one devoted to taking care of your sexual health. Now before you turn the page, hear us out. Did you know that 30 per cent of Canadians who are HIV-positive don't know their status? Or that ... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP Finance Andrew Payne
1. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? "(Kiteboarder) Youri Zoon — he's a team rider for Slingshot Kites. Well-respected, extremely talented. He has access to the latest gear and travels all over ... Read more

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Study to help students butt out
Forget the patch or Nicorette, a study conducted by Dr. Jennifer Irwin, Dr. Don Morrow and Tara Mantler of the faculty of health sciences at the University of Western Ontario is looking to help students quit their smoking habit by looking beyo... Read more

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London's election focuses on social media
With Hack the Vote and the London Free Press having candidates fill out surveys and hosting online chats with the chief returning officer, this year's municipal election is appearing to be more social media savvy. Kate Dubinski of the Lo... Read more

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Shine a light
The London Abused Women's Centre announced the launch of a new November campaign last week that aims to shine a light, literally, on abuse against women. The Shine the Light campaign was inspired by a board member's trip to New York ... Read more

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Hack the vote
American anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” It seems that London's Hack the Vote gro... Read more

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Exciting times for Abreu
When the Fanshawe Student Union's new social network started up in August, students started blogging right away. But one blog in particular created some real buzz. Twenty-year-old John Abreu wrote about what it was like being a blind colle... Read more

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Double the Mother, double the fun
“We wanted to be called Motherfucker (but) the record label didn't appreciate that and neither did our mothers,” said Mother Mother frontman and guitarist, Ryan Guldemond. The band's name, Mother Mother, was doubled primarily f... Read more

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Investing in everyone's education
Finding funding for school is tough for anyone, but can be especially hard when you're not necessarily a star athlete or top of your class. Academic Invest, a website where students can post their profiles, receive grants and have privat... Read more

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Fanshawe first college to go online with mental health
Fanshawe College, partnered with mindyourmind, is the first educational facility to implement the online mental health resource iCopeU. The site comes at the right time as mental health issues are a key topic regarding students. “There... Read more

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He fought the law…
At the East Village Coffee House on Dundas Street in July, former Fanshawe student Darius Mirshahi greets a growing pile of visitors. He's helping to host a coffee house aiming to raise money for friends who are still in jail as a result o... Read more

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Minister talks investment in post-sec education
Minister of training, colleges and universities, John Milloy, made Fanshawe the first stop on his current tour of schools. The Fanshawe Student Union executives and broadcast journalism students were on hand to meet and question the minister o... Read more

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UnLondon and UnLab specialize in the unconventional
The definitions behind UnLondon and the Unlab may be vague but their purposes are not. UnLondon, the registered nonprofit organization, gives groups in London the opportunity to host their events by giving them increased legitimacy. “We... Read more

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The HST and you
By now you've heard about the harmonized sales tax, effective as of this past July 1, but it's time to figure out how it affects you as a student. Starting at the beginning, not much has changed, said member of provincial parliament an... Read more

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Summer student wins iPad
From nearly 100 ballots, firstyear student Jon Pilon won an Apple iPad as part of the MyFanshawe feedback contest this summer. Students were asked to weigh in on the preliminary phase of the online student portal, which is now available to al... Read more

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Increased parking rates for fall
Parking rates will be increasing as of September 1, despite having remained constant for the past couple of years. For a metered space, the current cost is $2.00 an hour, which will be bumped up to $2.25 an hour. The coin lots were $3.25 per e... Read more

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Student-designed app for bus stops
If you are one of the many students frustrated with the sporadic bus schedules, the NextStop app is here to help. Fanshawe computer programming analyst student Aaron McGowan, 21, developed the application after he got “sick and tired of... Read more

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Tailoring learning styles to maximize education
Studying can be tedious. Even more so when you're not sure if what you're doing is the most effective method. Everyone has a learning style, and tapping into the one — or two — that fit you the best can help turn studying i... Read more

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Lawn parking now fined
For those who enjoy playing a game of car Tetris in their driveways — stacking cars to maximize parking space — they can look forward to getting slapped with a fine when caught. This past summer, London city council passed a by-law... Read more

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Keep it classy, ladies
Book review - Classy by Derek Blasberg Keg stands, unfortunate poses, too-short skirts — we may or may not have been guilty of these offences at one time or another. But let's get serious. As we grow up and graduate, eventually &... Read more

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Unleashed - Dog the Bounty Hunter takes his show on the road
Two girls huddled by the phone, it rings, instant freakout. It's like Justin Bieber calling two tweens — except this time it's Dog the Bounty Hunter, a personal hero rather than a personal heartthrob, but equally impressive. My frie... Read more

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Behind the cover
It takes a village to create a cover. Not the exact quote — but fairly accurate. The cover started out as just an idea, but it took a myriad of skills to make it a reality. The setting was provided by Mother Nature, but the body painting,... Read more

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London Tonight Show: new host, same set up
The London Tonight Show is back but with a new host, comedian Jeff Leeson. It's also under new management — a team of comics including Leeson, Lars Classington, Ezz Sadel and Rob Browning. They all take part in the writing, producin... Read more

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Summer Special Olympics come home
Despite the first Special Olympics games being held in Chicago, it's still maintained the ceremonies were really conceived in London. In the 1960s, Dr. Frank Hayden was challenging the notion that people with intellectual disabilities must hav... Read more

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Actor Graham Wardle proud to be a part of Heartland
Maybe Heartland hasn't made it onto your television radar yet — in between those shows about rich kids overdosing or overly tanned housewives — but while it may not have the flash of a big city, it does bring a lot of heart (pu... Read more

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Job-hunting in the 21st century
Time to go beyond newspaper ads Gone are the days of blindly sending out your generic cover letter and resume to a list of companies you blithely Googled. It's the twenty-first century — time to get creative. Ron McGowan, author of... Read more

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Sephora offers everything luxe and lovely
Welcome to the world of Sephora — or rather, worlds. Sephora isn't your average drug or department store beauty counter. Despite its slightly overwhelming supply — hello, 13,000 products from 200 brands — the store is org... Read more

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New school year means new programs and services
College anticipating 24/7 online services for students, along with more graduate certificate and diploma programs The Fanshawe College board of governors has approved the college's strategic plan for the 2010/2011 school year, with a budg... Read more

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Project LEARN spring program completed
As the school year comes to a close, so does London Police Services Project LEARN. In the third week of the program, the last week in April, there were 13 criminal charges made — two of these were students and eleven were not. Officers ... Read more

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Tips to stay safe this summer
The weather's warming up, the clothes get lighter and everything seems more carefree — no school, fewer responsibilities, it's no wonder people are just itching for summer once May hits. However, just because the school year'... Read more

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Toronto's Nuit Blanche lights up the night
Toronto is about to be taken over by a new kind of nightlife. Cutting-edge artists will be coming out to play for the city's fourth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. From dusk till dawn, the city will be overflowing with 130 stunning projects by ... Read more

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Forest City Gallery gets ‘frozen in time'
Montreal's Nathalie Daoust is bringing her haunting and eerily real photography to London with her exhibit “Frozen in Time, Switzerland.” Prepare to be transported into a fantastical vision of the country that is both dreamy an... Read more

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JRMAs celebrate local talent
This year's Jack Richardson Music Awards may have been long, but only because it was jampacked with some of the best musical talent London has to offer. Taking place at the London Music Hall on April 11, a packed audience was treated to a ... Read more

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Local festivals get provinical funds
Out of over 500 applications for Celebrate Ontario grants, four London festivals were chosen to receive funding this year — adding to a total of $187,000 for these events. LOLA Fest, Sunfest, the Home County Folk Festival and the Native... Read more

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What it takes to be an entrepreneur
Hard to believe it's almost the end of April already. For those of you about to graduate, this is a big time for feeling out your options, or freaking out. Some of you might have your summer and so on figured out, but others may be wonderi... Read more

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Helping international schools through project
When Fanshawe international business management student, Emmauel Asafo-Adjei, attended a presentation from Valentine Sualley, executive director of the non-profit organization “Computers for Schools, Government Technical Institute in Sie... Read more

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Student warned to party responsibly, keep property neat as Project LEARN begins again
As the weather warms up, so do the police car engines — it's time for Project LEARN to start for the summer. Working in collaboration with the Fanshawe Student Union, Fanshawe College, surrounding neighbourhoods, housing mediators, ... Read more

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Fanshawe students finalists in international competition
Two Fanshawe marketing management students will be making their way to Slovenia where they'll be among other international competitors in the Challenge:Future finals. Out of 951 business schools and 1,669 students, Eryk Gabriel and Jeff P... Read more

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Unbound – Fanshawe to show new faces of Canadian designers
The annual Unbound fashion show will be a night of contradiction. This year's concept — poetic decay — is not about typical beauty and is a reflection of where fashion is going, said Stephanie Connell, the executive director of ... Read more

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Fur flies at LG Fashion Week
It may be the beginnings of a beautiful spring, but Canada's most talented recently turned out their finest to showcase the upcoming fall/winter fashion at LG Fashion Week in Toronto. So what can fashion-lovers expect for the upcoming blus... Read more

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Haircuts for charity
It's not every day that $35 can get you a new 'do and help you do good at the same time. The Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario's annual Cut-a-Thon is about to start up again on April 25 as part of Parkinson's April Awar... Read more

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The two-sides of date rape
It's an issue that doesn't go away but still happens more than you think: rape. Recently, the issue has been revived thanks in part to an article by American University student 20- year-old Alex Knepper, just in time as Sexual Abuse Aw... Read more

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Budget invests more into post-secondary education, but freezes salaries
The new provincial budget is a mixed bag - $310-million towards Ontario's colleges and universities; and frozen salaries for about 350,000 non-unionized public servants, and keeping negotiations for unionized staff off the table. Fanshawe ... Read more

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Changes to OSAP means more help to more students
With the McGuinty government's five-year Open Ontario plan in place, everything from jobs and salaries are affected — but important areas for post-secondary education students are the changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program to tak... Read more

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Hot as fire
You've got two balls of fire swinging around you, on a chain that you control — but momentum is also a part of this game — plus you're legally blind. This is what Londoner Bryson Ingram does for fun. Ingram is a fire spinner.

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Fashion show chooses Itsy
This semester's fashion merchandising wearable art fashion show has chosen a charity that's close to home for one Fanshawe staff member. The Futuristic: A Wearable Art Fashion Show has chosen Itsy to be its charity for the show on Thursday, ... Read more

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Stabbing on Thurman Circle still under investigation
On Saturday, March 20, London Police Services were called to Thurman Circle at 2:30 a.m. where they found a 20-year-old female with non-life threatening stab wounds to her lower back and a 19-year-old female who had been pepper-sprayed. The third fem... Read more

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Fanshawe students art show best yet
An art show that started three years ago because students were being “assholes” is now turning out some of the best student work. “I had a bit of a problem group...and I thought, ‘How can I make them grow-up?' So I approa... Read more

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Made in 62-hours, viewed in 10 minutes
The second annual London Fringe 62-Hour Film Contest has finished another year of fast-paced filmmaking and is currently awaiting the results of this year's contest. This year, 14 filmmakers got their films back in time, said producer, Alison Ch... Read more

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Scalia cruises to FSU presidential win
Last Thursday, Jabari Cooper passed the torch onto new Fanshawe Student Union president, Joe Scalia. “Joe has the experience and (he's) passionate about the FSU and issues facing the students,” said Cooper.

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Rocking your vogue with OHM
OHM's annual fashion show is gearing up for a night of charity, fashion and rock and roll on Friday, March 19. This year's theme, Rock Your Vogue — a play on the popular campaign “Rock The Vote” — reflects rock and ro... Read more

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Councilor candidate Preston wants to give back to second home
Municipal councilor candidate, Jeff Preston, is originally from Port Elgin; however, London — particularly Ward 14 — has been his home away from home since childhood. “When I was five and doing lots of medical stuff in Toronto, my ... Read more

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Women's hockey has medal months
January and February saw a silver and gold medal respectively for Fanshawe's women's hockey team. Not bad for a team that doesn't have the funds to get real practice time. The team was mainly created from girls who play intramural hocke... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Former Fanshawe student finds success with handmade, environmentally-friendly bath goodies
“I really feel like we've entered an age where people are realizing that we need to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to the importance of making a better future for the planet and the inhabitants on it,” said former Fans... Read more

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Final vote tally confirms faculty accept offer, relief for students
All votes have been accounted for and 51.45% of faculty voted to accept the college's final offer, averting any possible strike this semester, confirmed the Ontario Labour Relations Board on February 24. After nearly nine months of bargaining be... Read more

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OPSEU local 110 president to step down
Last week Ontario Public Service Employees' Union Local 110 president Paddy Musson announced her decision to step down from her position this upcoming spring. “In old-fashioned union terms, I've paid my dues,” she said. “I&... Read more

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Final strike vote results still not in
The final votes on the college's offer to faculty have yet to be calculated. The official count, once all segregated and mail-in votes come in, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, reported the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union. It ... Read more

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Theatre grads bring Unity (1918) to the stage
Pandemics are not old news, nor are the complicated dynamics between women — which is why the Fanshawe theatre arts program's graduate performance of Unity (1918) is actually quite relevant to today's crowd. Written by Canadian author,... Read more

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13 relatable to any age
Remember when you were 13 years old? For some, those seemingly immune to puberty, it was fine and popularity-filled. For others — braces, acne, gangly limbs and a myriad of other hellish realities made that time a hilariously painful memory.<... Read more

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The Yage Letters releases ‘in-your-face' third album
The Yage Letters got their start in Fanshawe's music industry arts program to learn about the industry, only to decide they wanted nothing to do with mainstream music anyway. “The mainstream is getting really generic,” said guitarist... Read more

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Unofficial vote results shows slim margin accept final offer
Last Wednesday college faculty voted on the colleges' final offer, with a slim majority — 51.25 per cent — voting in favour of the deal. However, these results are not final yet. A number of college faculty members can vote by mail-... Read more

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Nine Nights Love: hilarious and heavy love between gods
Back in the day, Zeus was a stud. But there was one lady who seemed to steal his attention for more than one night: Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. In fact, they spent nine nights together. Each night she conceived one of the muses, like music an... Read more

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Haiti concert testament to ‘community spirit'
January saw an outpouring of aid for Haiti — both on large and local scales. The Aeolian Hall held a benefit concert on January 21 for Haiti relief, raising $23,266 - more than double their original goal of $10,000. “It was a great nigh... Read more

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Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline expands services
Individuals suffering from problem gambling can now be guaranteed a counseling appointment thanks to ConnexOntario Health Services Information's addition of appointment booking facilities. ConnexOntario announced their service expansions on Frid... Read more

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College faculty will vote on final offer, strike looms
In the last week and a half, the issues between the faculty union and colleges has seen more action than it has over the past year. Most recently, the colleges have gone to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to prepare for faculty members at all 24 ... Read more

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Three minutes to love?
Walking into the Fanshawe Student Union's second speed dating night on January 25 was almost like walking into an elementary school dance — guys milling about on one side, girls on the other, waiting until they received the instructions tha... Read more

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Two Crown King has big ideas and great sound
Two Crown King is a band. Come to any of their shows, and you'll see a sea of shirts with that exact phrase. Simple but very effective, especially since they've only done about seven shows and every single one has been sold out. “It ... Read more

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Cell phone ban starts February
You've been warned, says London Police Services. As of February 1, police will be cracking down on drivers who are using handheld devices while on the road. Those caught with an electronic screen visible, such as a laptop, or a cell phone will ... Read more

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Union rejects college's offer, negotiations cease
On Wednesday January 27, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union rejected the offer made by college management, halting negotiations. Management has asked the union's bargaining team to bring the “final” offer to their membership ... Read more

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Ancestoral meals key to health, says author
After years and years of processed foods and fad diets, it's time to get back to the basics with what we eat, says educator and co-author of the New York Times bestseller, The Great Bird Flu Hoax, Pam Killeen. The London residence is presenting ... Read more

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London show going late night
Sitting with the creators of the London Tonight show is like being in the middle of a verbal ping pong match between five people — a constant volley of jokes, building until someone cracks up and they're onto the next thing. “I'm... Read more

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The beer chef
Chris Goddard started on a Steam Whistle beer assembly line. But now he's worked his way up to the assembly of something slightly more delicious. As both the director of marketing for Steam Whistle Brewery and their resident traveling beer chef, ... Read more

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Thurman circle incident results in suspensions and students leaving
As a result of an October incident on Thurman Circle and a recently completed internal investigation under the Fanshawe Student Code of Conduct, one Fanshawe student has been suspended and up to three other students have left the college. As part of... Read more

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Six female IT students wanted – to win cash!
If you are a female student in an information technology program, you could be one of six recipients of the 2010 Cisco and Association of Canadian Community Colleges Information Technology Scholarship Awards for Women. The basis behind the awards, e... Read more

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Resolutions – if it makes you happy, do it
It's resolutions' season! If you already find yourself drowning in a sea of “shoulds” or chastising yourself for last year's failed attempts at improvement — stop. Resolutions are not a punishment, nor should they be. B... Read more

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Trinnear starts new year as Much's newest VJ
As the new year starts, most people are looking to visit the gym a little more or deciding to hit the books instead of the bars. Liz Trinnear, winner of MuchMusic's VJ 2.0 contest, is just hoping she doesn't end up flat on her face as she li... Read more

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Very pretty but fairly plain
Courtney Farquhar: Nowhere I'd Rather Be Canadian singer/songwriter Courtney Farquhar's debut album, Nowhere I'd Rather Be, is lovely music — the kind that will remind you of spring right in the middle of this sometimes-bleak win... Read more

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Safer roads plan means double the fines
As 2010 gets underway, drivers need to be wary of their road habits as fines for traffic infractions are now doubled. This new policy applies to both those fines handed out in court and roadside fines, said Sgt. Tom O'Brien of London Police Serv... Read more

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Strike vote date set
After months of negotiations, the Ontario Public Services Employees Union has set a union wide strike vote date for January 13. Negotiations broke off on December 15 in Toronto. “We had no alternative but to organize a strike vote as a sign o... Read more

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Paralympian looking to inspire kids
Growing up in a wheelchair can be rough for kids when their classmates don't understand — it can make them feel different. Paralympian Bradley Bowden, remembers this feeling. While he says he was “picked on like any able-bodied kid&... Read more

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31 Days of giving
Whether you've got some spare change to give or even a spare hour or two, take some time to consider what the holidays are all about. No matter what you celebrate — the idea of helping others is universal and it feels good too. We'v... Read more

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Great gifts for guys
Guys may complain that girls are the tough ones to buy for — but the reality is guy gift-giving is just as confusing. So we're giving you some fun suggestions based on the type of guys you might have in your life whether it's your b... Read more

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No faculty strike yet
A planned faculty strike vote last week did not happen as planned and both sides are back to the bargaining table. Colleges Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union have been negotiating since early this year. The most recent de... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Homeology makes gift-giving easy
Tucked away in Westmount Mall, Homeology is like being transported into a traveling tent filled with wares from around the world. While it's more store than tent, it's still packed with the flashiest trinkets for your wrist, to the wi... Read more

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Fanshawe's People of the Year 2009
This year flew by and while a lot of it may have been rough — hello recession and more recently, the lovely bus strike — the holidays are about celebrating the good parts, which usually include a special person or two. So here'... Read more

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VJ hopeful ready to rock the final four
It's go-time for University of Western student and MuchMusic VJ-hopeful, Liz Trinnear. She beat out 4,000 applicants and is arms-length away from holding that coveted gig in her hands. “Every time I get closer, I get more and more excited,... Read more

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Local Business Profile: A lot of relaxing for a little price
While it might be the season to be jolly and joyous, students might see it a bit differently — as the season of stress and being strapped for cash, with little or no time to relax. Riverbed Aqua Massage may be exactly what this time of year ne... Read more

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Consumers leading advertising
Future marketing execs of Fanshawe — listen up, because advertising is about to be turned on its head. Traditionally, advertising had a hand in telling consumers what products they should want. But not anymore, said futurist Dr. David H. Jaco... Read more

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FSU President is Olympic torch ready
Fanshawe Student Union president Jabari Cooper is prepared to be part of a legacy. As one of 12,000 Canadian torchbearers, he'll be running his 300m of the relay through London on December 24 carrying the icon of Olympic pride.

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Fashion gets ready to rock
The students of the fashion merchandising and fashion design programs are ready to rock you through the ages with their Rock ‘N' Runway Revolution fashion show this Thursday, November 26. Audience members can expect to see looks inspired b... Read more

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ClothingWorks styles job-seekers for success
Job searching doesn't just stop at your resume and cover letter — the way you look also plays a huge part. “The biggest mistake is thinking what you wear isn't important,” said Barb Jones, ClothingWorks project manager. Ar... Read more

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Full-time faculty looking at strike vote
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, in consultation with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, will be meeting with the Ministry of Labour to discuss setting a date for a strike vote this week. Negotiations between Colleges Ontario and OPSEU c... Read more

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Fanshawe grad Brian Maristela brings background to runway
This year's Toronto LG Fashion Week was all about fresh spring fashions and Fanshawe graduates. Recent Fanshawe alumni, 22-year-old Brian Maristela, debuted his first full collection from his menswear line, Lizares, on the runways this past Octo... Read more

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Lady Falcons score a silver
Despite being touted as this year's underdog, and still going on to get the gold at the OCAA championships, the women's soccer team had to settle for silver at nationals. In the final game against the Concordia Thunder, the score remained ti... Read more

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London police given grant for new command vehicle
London Police Services received a $250,000 grant from the Attorney General Civil Remedies Grant Program. The money was put towards the purchase of a new mobile command vehicle. The vehicle replaced an older model officers have been using for the pa... Read more

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Canadian hero always wanted to be a student first
While Jesse Davidson went on to be a nationally-known name and a champion for those also suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, he just wanted to be treated like a student.

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London Transit set to strike
Riders ready your hitchhiking thumb, or be prepared to beg for rides from your car-owning friends — bus drivers are planning to go on strike November 16. After about a five-minute meeting a week ago, when no additional offers were made from ma... Read more

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Londoners wanna be a VJ
Imagine signing up for a contest, fully aware that thousands of others would also be vying for the coveted spot as a host on one of Canada's most well-known television stations. Then, almost as quickly as you signed up, you suddenly find yoursel... Read more

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All in the family
As a child, Brady Williams watched his father, Lee, jet off to Bosnia, Egypt, Kosovo and other far off locations as a search and rescue pilot for the Canadian Air Force. Back then, it was very difficult to understand why his dad needed to be away al... Read more

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Local Business Profile - Palasad: More than bowling pins and pizza
There are bowling alleys, than there is Palasad. Located at the corner of Oxford and Adelaide, with a second spot on Southdale and Wonderland, Palasad offers something unique in the way of bowling and billiards.

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College on Thurman party: “We're disappointed”
After a relatively quiet start to the school year, Fanshawe is back in the headlines again after a raucous party on Thurman Circle this past Halloween weekend. “We're disappointed,” said Emily Marccocia, director of marketing and com... Read more

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Women's soccer team wins OCAA gold
The lady Falcons beat Durham 1-0 to win the OCAA championship and is looking for more success on the field during the upcoming national championships. With 17 other women's teams in their division, the Falcons were seen as the underdog going int... Read more

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Fanshawe grad shows summer-inspired collection at LG Fashion Week
Brandon R. Dwyer, a 2007 Fanshawe fashion graduate, remembers when he had only five pieces on a runway at Toronto's LG Fashion Week when he finished college. But this year, the Project Runway Canada alum debuted a full spring/summer 2010 collect... Read more

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Top 10 in celebrity dirt
Can you believe that the first term is almost done? By now you might be swamped with final assignments, studying for tests and the general craziness that comes with the end of the semester drawing near. So why not take a break and enjoy some fun, fri... Read more

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Part-time workers' union – decision postponed
The voting is wrapping up for part-time college employees to decide whether a union will represent them. However, it may take as long as six months to count those ballots and reach a final decision, said Don Sinclair, executive director for the Colle... Read more

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More details on “hands-free” law
It's official — drivers have to stop tapping on that cell phone while driving. It's time to venture into a Bluetooth nation and get some docks for those gadgets. Your phone can't just be sitting in your lap or on the passenger seat... Read more

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Exploring London's haunts with ghostly guides
London may look like just any other city on the outside, but when nighttime falls in October, citizens can take a walk through the city's underbelly and revisit its haunted past. “It's exciting to see the city from a different perspect... Read more

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Taking a bite out of gender relations in vampire media
It seems that lately, many girls and some women will either enthusiastically or bashfully admit that they're crushing on a vampire. They're most likely referring to Edward Cullen of Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series.

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Avenue Q: not your average puppet show
Yes, some of the cast members require an arm shoved up their butts in order to perform — but it's all part of why Broadway's Avenue Q may be unlike any stage play you've ever seen. Humans share the stage with puppets in this story ... Read more

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Texting and talking while driving now illegal
It seems to be getting all too easy to text and talk while driving — but it doesn't mean it's any less dangerous. On October 26, Ontario's “hands-free” law went into effect, aiming to eliminate these driving distractions... Read more

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Bonk: The science of sex has never been so hilarious
Did you know that Marie Bonaparte, great-grandniece of Napoleon, got her clitoris surgically moved? Twice?! This was after she discovered that women with a smaller distance between their clitoris and vagina are more likely to orgasm from vaginal inte... Read more

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What's the new sexy?
There are many schools of thought on sexy - long legs, big boobs, tight dresses, long hair, lots of money, lots of power. But what about a new kind of sexy? One that's not so in-your-face, one that's not so...obvious. Six people, six points... Read more

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Getting the kinks out
If the first images that come to mind when you think of kink are whips, leather, handcuffs and men who like to be flogged — you're only halfway there. The London kink community encounters stigmas and misconceptions on a daily basis. But Da... Read more

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Cirque's breath-taking big top comes to London
Cirque du Soleil's about to make Londoners' jaws drop as they bring their acrobatic and awe-inspiring production of Alegria to the city this November. Meaning “joy” and “jubilation” in Spanish, Alegria is a show with ... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Posh Pedicures pamper you
Walking into the Posh Pedicure Lounge on Wellington Street is like walking into your eccentric girlfriend's bedroom — a lot of pink, a little leopard print and a chair shaped like a giant high heel, also leopard print. It might sound a litt... Read more

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Interrobang gets blog'd
Want a little more Interrobang? Well now, in addition to reading it online, you can get even more action by checking out our blog. Expect to see great videos, opinions — yours too, hopefully, and fun extras you won't find in the paper. Cu... Read more

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De Roover's Windows and Doors “houses” eclectic talent
At a breakfast joint in downtown London, Jean-Paul De Roover is explaining how to assemble his CD case — into a house. Believe it or not, the normal-looking case flips, folds and slides into a little 3D house. This creative marketing method i... Read more

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Designer creates Fashion with compassion and toilet paper?
Fashion for a good cause is always a winning formula. But when toilet paper is added to the mix, it ups the creative ante and adds a little pizzazz to an otherwise normal fashion show.

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Project L.E.A.R.N. deemed a success
As another Thanksgiving passes, another bout of Project L.E.A.R.N. comes to an end — until next spring anyway. Overall, this year didn't see any out-of-control situations or people — although numerous notices and charges were laid. ... Read more

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Vote for part-time workers' union includes students
Part-time employees, students included, are being asked to vote on October 19 on whether they support the idea of a part-time workers' union. A part-time workers' union means that a third party would represent employees in negotiations invol... Read more

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Fighting the flu
With all the information about H1N1 and seasonal flu flying around like the virus itself, the situation seems a little confusing. So here's some straightforward information. If you're waiting around for a flu shot clinic, there won't be... Read more

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For the love of breasts
They're a cause for frustration, and adoration — wanted or otherwise. But when those boobs and the person who owns them are able to beat breast cancer — that's certainly cause for celebration. Brampton photographer Michele Taras ... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Chinese BBQ - Food is a family affair
More than just a popular restaurant, Chinese BBQ is a family legacy. Quan Ly, owner of London's only Chinese BBQ, is the fifth generation to carry on the family's unique restaurant experience. “It's very authentic Chinese food,&rd... Read more

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Helping shape gaming industry
It's not every day a CEO suggests you keep playing computer games to stay ahead of the pack. But Damir Slogar of London's Big Blue Bubble, one of most well-known and highest-rated wireless and hand-held game creators in North America, believ... Read more

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Tired of taggers
Art or annoying? One local group believes graffiti needs to clean up its act. “All of it needs to come down because it's against the law, no matter how pretty it is,” said Hope Clark, executive director of Neighbourhood Watch London.... Read more

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Faculty union and college prepare for negotiations
Are Fanshawe students in for another strike season? Hopefully not, say faculty members and the college — who both emphasize that their focus is on primarily the students' wellbeing. “The very heart of our negotiations is the interes... Read more

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Thames Valley Addiction Services – here to help
Those suffering from addiction or who know someone dealing with one can be faced with the daunting task of trying to figure out where to get help, where to take the next step. Thames Valley Addiction Services is a good place to start. They have vari... Read more

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Addicited to the high life
It's no secret that pot is part of the college experience. It's a relaxant; it's part of the party; it can also be part of a daily routine. “I've used it on and off since I was 15,” said Cam, 23, who asked that his last n... Read more

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Looking for a sexy time this weekend?
Want to learn about the hedonistic lifestyle, maybe figure out more on the G spot, or how about “back door fun?” The second annual Everything To Do With Sex Show has got you covered. It will be at the Western Fair Grounds October 2 to 4,... Read more

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Toronto's Nuit Blanche lights up the night
Toronto is about to be taken over by a new kind of nightlife. Cutting-edge artists will be coming out to play for the city's fourth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche. From dusk till dawn, the city will be overflowing with 130 stunning projects by ... Read more

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Giving peace a chance
What will you do to help make peace? This question was posed to the audience as London Public Library celebrated the United Nations' International Day of Peace last Monday at Central Library. The library commemorated the day with the showing of... Read more

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Let's hug it out
While last Monday may have been an international day of non-violence, two Fanshawe students didn't need a special occasion to extend their own version of kindness to fellow students. Jess Vaneyken, a second year liberal arts student, and Kevin M... Read more

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Greendrinks: An eco-friendly happy hour
It's not easy being green in a world where sometimes you feel like the only one who knows their three Rs. Enter Greendrinks — a community of people who get together every month to discuss eco-conscious living, “strengthen efforts and... Read more

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Shinerama: No chump change for charity
This year's Shinerama campaign came through with an impressive $7200.95 for Cystic Fibrosis. While they fell short of their goal of $10,000 it was still a great year for fundraising even with the current economic situation, said Kevin Mckay, Vic... Read more

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Brandi Disterfelt's Second Side: Classy with a side of attitude
In a world of music full of suggestive lyrics, plenty of cleavage and almost too much auto-tune, Brandi Disterfelt's sophomore album brings something classy to the table coupled with a little bit of attitude and raw talent.

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Fitzgerald melts hearts
While his name might seem like a mouthful, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald's songs have a sincere simplicity about them and an endearing optimism that doesn't drown you in saccharin. The kind of music that when you listen to, you get that goofy s... Read more

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Out Back Shack's first New Music Night brings audience back to 70s rock
Walking backstage for the first new music night of the year was like walking into a bit of a sausagefest — save for a band member's girlfriend. But the night brought back a little rock and roll of old reminiscent of the 70s, along with som... Read more

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Fanshawe enrollment sees record numbers
If it seems like the line-up at Tim Hortons is even longer this year — it might not just be in your head. This year has seen record numbers in enrollment for Fanshawe. Overall, the total number of students is up 10.2 per cent from last year &m... Read more

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Documentary shows harsh reality of accessible transportation
Two batteries, two vans, two sets of tires, one control box, a ton of driving, a ton of energy, two joysticks, 650 km, one man, one wheelchair. These were all the things Jeff Preston, 26, needed as he traveled by wheelchair from London to Ottawa las... Read more

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Fanshawe student dies in motorcycle crash
At a time of the year usually filled with anticipation and excitement, Fanshawe experiences the loss of one of its newest students. Travis Cooper, 18, died in the hospital last week due to injuries he received in a motorcycle crash on Oxford Street ... Read more

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Another disaster-free week for Project L.E.A.R.N.
It's quiet — almost too quiet on the Fleming front. Project L.E.A.R.N. just completed its second week and once again there are no major incidents to report. Throughout the past week, 485 Provincial Offence Notices were given — 341 o... Read more

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24/7 editing site set students up for success
Scribendi.com — remember the name because it might just save your behind this year. The 24 hour, seven days a week editing service based in Chatham, Ontario has the services needed to help students make the grade — and above average grad... Read more

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London Curling Club: A new type of rock and roll
So curling may not be the number one extreme winter sport you're thinking about testing out this upcoming season. But you know it'll be all over your TV once the Olympics hit next year and truthfully, it has quite a following — so why ... Read more

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Celebrity watching has the bizarre to the just plain weird
Welcome back! By now, you're into the swing of things — you know where your classes are, what you're doing Friday night and where you're sleeping — hopefully. But with all that stuff to remember — you may have forgotten... Read more

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VJing: making live shows picture perfect
It might be easier to describe what VJing is by explaining what it is not: hipster “TV personalities” you love or loathe filling time between music videos — if the station even plays those anymore. London native, Skot Deeming, has ... Read more

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Local Business Profile: London Community Players theatre productions a city gem
London Community Players has long been touted as “London's best kept secret,” says its general manager, Karen Killeen. But this year it's looking to create big buzz in the city by bringing a season full of “unique, challengi... Read more

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Food co-op combines community and cuisine
It may be smaller than your average big box grocery store, but the London Food Co-op has got a lot to offer. Besides being able to satiate your desire to go green, being part of the non-profit co-op also means exclusive access to a great community o... Read more

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Project L.E.A.R.N. sees mild first week
Even with students moved in and Labour Day's long weekend, London Police Services experienced a quiet beginning to Project L.E.A.R.N. The numbers showed 466 Provincial Offence Notices, with 356 of those being students and 110 being non-students.... Read more

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Students' safety a priority with hard hat donation
The London Home Builder's Association donated 105 hard hats to Fanshawe's construction carpentry techniques' first year students last Tuesday to start the new school year on a safe note. This is the third year that the LHBA donated hard ... Read more

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Bus delays may last two weeks
Students and other bus riders should probably make themselves comfortable at the bus stop in the coming weeks as London Transit employees wait to negotiate a new contract. Their previous three-year contract expired June 30, and the Amalgamated Trans... Read more

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The psychology behind the mob rules party
It's that time of year again — new textbooks, new classes, new fiascos at Fleming. Well, maybe. While it's not determined just yet whether the upcoming school year will bring about fires, fines and general fracas — it's not ... Read more

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Students speak out on tactics for this year's “Fleming issue”
Whether you're a new or returning student, it's time to get up-to-speed with this year's strategy for Fleming. Project L.E.A.R.N. will be in effect from September 3 to October 3. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this program, Pro... Read more

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Tryouts kick-off Falcon season
As the school year starts, it's time to bring your best game as intercollegiate open team tryouts begin at the end of August. First, soccer kicks it up a notch with men's and women's soccer tryouts starting Monday, August 31 and run unti... Read more

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K'naan's bringing his own brand of wisdom and hip-hop to Fanshawe
For those of you who don't know — and c'mon, by now you should — K'naan is ready to up the cool factor during Fanshawe's O-Week. The critically acclaimed Canadian hip-hop artist has collaborated with some of the hottest a... Read more

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Museum London and Fanshawe's Fine Art Program celebrate 40 years with Off the Norm
Nearly 10,000 hands lay in a carefully constructed pile — some with fingers outstretched — but each one of them listless. If the first thought that comes to mind is a disturbing war scene, the piece of art has done its job. Amputation b... Read more

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