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Re-sponsible re-gifting
Tips for handling the always awkward re-gift.  Read more

Canada fifth most obese nation
The Senate released a new study titled Obesity in Canada this month. They found that the rate of obesity in adults has doubled and the rate of obesity in children has tripled since 1980. Canada was found to be ranked fifth in the world in the ... Read more

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Trudeau's 100 days in office
Feb. 12 marked the 100th day in office for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal government. The significance of the 100-day timeline is that it is believed that if a leader has done well in the beginning of their term, they will co... Read more

Trudeau to pull Canada's CF-18's out sooner than expected
While the Conservative government was in power they promised to contribute six Canadian CF-18 fighter jets to the global coalition against ISIL until the end of March. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a campaign promise to pull Canadian ... Read more

High times are coming to Canada
The legalization of marijuana was one of the Liberal Party’s campaign promises that helped propel them to a majority government, and work is now under way to make it easier to access the recreational drug. Prime Minister Justin Trudea... Read more

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Human rights issues in Saudi Arabia cast shadow on arms deal and education
On Jan. 2, 47 prisoners were executed in Saudi Arabia, the largest mass execution in the country since 1980. Since that horrific act, Canada has been questioning whether we should be doing business with the kingdom. The number one issue... Read more

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Syrian refugee rumours debunked
The Liberal Party of Canada campaigned on bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada by the end of 2015. We are now two weeks into 2016 and only 7,000 refugees have arrived in Canada out of the 4.3 million still waiting. Divisive rumours ha... Read more

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Have they kept their promises?
There were 195 promises made by the Liberal Party during their federal campaign. Some of the top promises made were the middle class tax cut, the inquiry into murdered and missing indigenous women, bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end ... Read more

Re-sponsible Re-gifting
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a dollar was spent on your father’s new spouse. But how do you show your loved ones you care, when you’ve not even a cent to spare. &ldq... Read more

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Canada to bring in 10,000 refugees by the end of 2015
“Resettling refugees is a proud and important part of Canada's humanitarian tradition,” according to the Government of Canada's Immigration website. And it is true. Historically, we have been known to bring in many refu... Read more

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Local impact of the ISIS attacks in Beirut and Paris
Two weeks ago, on Friday, Nov. 13, Paris suffered a terrorist attack; something so unthinkable the first time, but no less devastating, disturbing or terrifying this time. Their wounds and emotions still fresh only to have the human spirit ... Read more

Electoral reform comes to Canada
‘First past the post’ is Canada’s current political electoral format. It is a broken system that does not truly represent what Canadians want. The Liberal Party won a majority government this election with only 40 per cent of ... Read more

Trudeau wins over veterans with big promises
Although Remembrance Day has come and gone, it is important to look back on our fallen soldiers who fought for our country and freedom for more than just one day a year. Veterans, and those involved in wars that are going on today, are also pa... Read more

Trudeau looks to end ban on donation of blood from gay men
Gay men were banned from donating blood to the Canadian Blood Services (CBS) from 1977 to 2013. In 2013, the ban was lifted but was still restrictive in that you were only able to donate blood if you did not have sex with another man in the... Read more

To bomb or not to bomb
Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau campaigned on real change. He made many promises such as bringing in 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of this year, legalizing marijuana and electoral reform. However, his first act as Prime Minister wa... Read more

Liberal majority sparks Trudeaumania 2.0
“Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways,” said the Prime Minister-delegate Justin Trudeau in his victory speech on Monday night. The Liberal Party of Canada was able to secure a majority government with a staggering 184 seats, which... Read more

Summary of the London-Fanshawe candidates
The clock is running down with only days left in the 42nd federal election. Which leader will win the keys to 24 Sussex Drive? Will we have a majority or minority government? And will this be the election that students choose to become more in... Read more

Voting in the upcoming election
Oct. 19 marks the 42nd Federal Election of Canada. Fanshawe college prepared by inviting the candidates of the London-Fanshawe riding to come speak to us about their platforms in a Q&A, which was held on Monday, Oct. 5. Every Canadian ... Read more

Conservatives promising easier access to student loans
Suzanna Dieleman is the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) Member of Parliament (MP) candidate in the London-Fanshawe riding. She is a mother of four and works as the director of finance for the Township of Malahide. Dieleman said that she... Read more

Liberal Party plans to give more money to trade schools
“Fanshawe is one of the best institutions in Canada,” said Khalil Ramal, who is running for Member of Parliament (MP) as the Liberal candidate in the London-Fanshawe riding. Previously, he was a Member of Provincial Parliament ... Read more

The Green Party wants to pick up the bill
Matthew Peloza is a husband and father of three. He has been living in London for seven years and is an accountant working in Corporate Finance. This may seem like a strange background for a Green Party candidate, however Peloza is interested ... Read more

NDP's Irene Mathyssen is ready for change
What’s happened to Canada? That is what countries internationally are asking. Appropriately termed “the lost decade”, Irene Mathyssen talks about how a New Democratic Party (NDP) government may be able to “rebuild the re... Read more

What it takes to be part of the SAC
For those who want to make a change in their school, the Student Administration Council (SAC) is a perfect place to be. At Fanshawe the SAC is in charge of pushing for policy changes and improvements throughout the school. Interrobang had ... Read more

Alternative summer jobs to try
Most of you have already planned out your summers in some sense. Some of you will be travelling, some of you will be lazing by the pool or at the beach and some of you will be working. Although the first two options sound amazing, the latter o... Read more

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Tax season made simple
It’s that time of year again – tax time. Personally, I enjoy this annual task. Either I get a chunk of money back or I get a lesson in what went wrong with my finances last year. Sure, one of those is more fun than the other, but th... Read more

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Tips on tipping for services
It was a frigidly cold night as we walked into the restaurant. We were looking forward to sitting down and relaxing over a nice hot meal. The hostess seated us promptly but forgot to mention our arrival to the wait staff. Approximately 15 ... Read more

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Trick yourself into saving more
Everyone struggles with saving money in the beginning. But lucky for you, here is a list of ways that you can trick yourself into saving money. Set up automatic transfers Remember that time when the bank kept hounding you to set up ... Read more

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What not to buy for Valentine's Day
Valentine’s Day is crawling up on us, and there are so many gifts that you can buy for your special someone. Here are some things you should avoid buying your significant other this year. Bouquet of roses This one falls at the ... Read more

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Getting the job you want
Finding a job can be difficult, especially when you have just graduated from college. A lot of employers are looking for experience in their field. While experience is important, there are other ways that you can land the job you want. Ex... Read more

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Cost-effective ways to prevent burnout
It’s still early on in the semester, and some of you are already feeling the stress and pressure return after your rejuvenating holidays. Burnout is a common problem with college and university students, and it can be debilitating to peop... Read more

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Setting financial goals for 2015
Welcome back to your final term of the school year. Make 2015 the year that you set some financial goals for yourself and for your future. To start, just take a couple minutes to calculate your net worth. You do this by listing all your assets ... Read more

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How to re-gift stealthily
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a dollar was spent on your father’s new spouse. But how do you show your loved ones you care, when you have not even a cent to spare. “Why don’t you re-gi... Read more

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Give me some credit, please
Ah, the magical world of credit, where you have seemingly limitless amounts of money. That’s not quite the case. Credit is a huge building block for your future. Unfortunately, a lot of students are not properly educated on the topic and ... Read more

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Get your budget back on track
If you’re like me, my bank account is looking a little low and the culprit is all of those “congratulations” Starbucks I’ve been ordering. The “congratulations you made it through mid-terms,” “congratula... Read more

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How to save on groceries
Moving out of your parents' house and out on your own comes with a lot of adjustments. One of them being that the house is no longer magically filled with food. You probably woke up one morning, had nothing in the house to eat and realized,... Read more

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Five fun and frugal date ideas
Now that we are more than halfway through our first term of the year, most of you have formed new friendships, cliques or relationships. Dating on a student budget can be challenging and hold some people back due to lack of finances. Here ... Read more

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Finding inexpensive ways to de-stress
It is Mental health & Wellness Awareness Days and we’re going to take a look at five inexpensive ways to reduce stress and keep you feeling great throughout the school year. Get involved in school activities Having an active... Read more

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