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What Does Kerra Say? - Ontario college faculty strike: A short-term Wynne and a long-term loss?
From students, to part time workers, to professors, to parents, to administrators, this strike has far-reaching impacts that may take a lot of time to recover from, be it financially, emotionally and even culturally. Read more

What Does Kerra Say?: Let's get real about gun violence
I'll never understand the fascination people have towards guns or hunting, but I also acknowledge that most people are not into the same things that I am, so I can at least respect their passion. Read more

Netflix Fix: The best murder mystery series you've never seen
Set in the small town of Broadchuch, the BBC series Broadchurch attempts to solve the murder of local 11-year-old boy Danny Latimer. Read more

Netflix Fix: Dive into dystopian darkness with Black Mirror
When Black Mirror aired its first season in 2011, it didn't make that big of a splash. This highly underrated British show steadily made progress and appeared to explode once it was picked up by Netflix along with the release of its third season. Read more

What Does Kerra Say?: Governor General appointment
I know there has been a lot going on in the news lately that has been truly horrific, from the devastation caused by hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Texas and more to athletes from major sports leagues taking a knee in protest to the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas to the terrorist attack in Edmonton. Read more

What Does Kerra Say?: Why what happened matters
Understanding what is going on in the U.S. and around the world isn't easy, but taking action and not letting fear and hate outrun helping others with compassion is a step to relieve yourself from what's happened to the world, since President Donald Trump stepped into office. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Canada Day 2018 will be lit
As you likely have already heard, the Liberal government led by Trudeau have plans to announce legislation that would legalize recreational marijuana for those over 18 by July 1, 2018 according to Global News. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Damn, Donald
In news that would only surprise those who have been living under a rock for the last three months, President Donald Trump's approval rating has reached a record-breaking low. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Can't repeat the past?
Everyone knows bad things come in sets of three. First we had Brexit. Then we had Trump. Does that mean O'Leary is next? Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: This week in awful news
I'm a pessimist on a good day, and after the week the world just had I don't think you can blame me anymore. It's been a hell of a week, folks. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: I can't quit you, Trump
I'll admit it, I'm guilty. I'm guilty of writing column after column after column about President Donald Trump and whatever scandal he managed to get himself into in the past week. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: This apple fell far from the tree and rotted
Donald John Trump. Racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic; none of these descriptors should be surprising to anyone who witnessed his campaign or the first month of his presidency. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Diversity makes us stronger, not weaker
North American society as we know it is founded on the concept of immigrants and immigration. If you don't know this already, read a goddamn book. So why is anti-immigration rhetoric so popular right now? Read more

We watched the worst movies of 2016 so you don't have to
The Razzie Awards recognize the worst Hollywood had to offer us, from worst movie to worst ensemble. For some reason, Interrobang columnists Nick and Kerra thought it would be a good idea to voluntarily watch all six films nominated for Worst Movie. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Capitalizing on a tragedy
Late in the evening on Sunday, Jan. 31, a man walked into the Centre Culturel Islamique de Quebec in Quebec City and opened fire on a group gathered for prayer. In the end, six men were killed and close to two dozen were injured. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Alternative facts, alternative reality
While the list of President Donald Trump's inadequacies would take more than the 500 word allotment I have for this article, I'm going to focus on just one today. His ego. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Make Canada Great Again?
On Friday the 13th around 2,500 Londoners lined up for the opportunity to attend a town hall meeting featuring Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Of those people, 1,500 got in and 1,000 did not. I was one of those 1,000 left out in the cold. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: Welcome to the Democrazy
If you were fortunate enough to have a platform where you were able to reach hundreds, thousands, maybe even millions of people at one time, would you use that power wisely? Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: It's too early for a witty headline
TIME Magazine named president-elect Trump Person of the Year, and regardless of your opinion of him, he definitely was the number one newsmaker of the year. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: And the story goes on
So now that the fustercluck that was the 2016 U.S. presidential election is over and done with, I'm going to actually have so spend some time trying to find something interesting in politics to talk about. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: One step forward, who knows how many steps back
By the time you're reading this, this will be old news. But as I am writing this, the feelings I have over Donald Trump's presidential nomination are real, painful and cut deeply. But most of all, I am afraid. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: If you're reading this, it's too late
By the time you're reading this, the U.S. presidential election will finally be over. I know it seems like we’ve been dealing with this circus of an election for like, 27 years, but really it's only been about two. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: This is why we can't have nice things
We're in the final stretch of the 2016 U.S. election, and unless you've been living under a rock I'm sure you're probably sick and tired of hearing about it. I'm even more tired of writing about it. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Trump is everyone's worst Tinder match combined
When I was in university in Ottawa I was a casual Tinder user. I didn't end up going on that many dates, but I used the app when I was waiting for the bus and ended up having some nice (and some not so nice) conversations with a variety of people. Read more

Five nights of Netflix
Interrobang has compiled a list of modern horror movies and thrillers that will make this Halloween the scariest (or creepiest) one yet. Read more

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What Does Kerra Seay?: Who should I vote for, Trump or Not-Trump?
I am simultaneously happy and upset that I don't get to vote in the U.S. federal election. Happy, because whatever the results I will not feel any responsibility for the repercussions and upset because I have no control over anything and can only watch it unfold, completely powerless. Read more

It's bubble time: How to take the perfect bath
Taking a bath does more than just get you squeaky clean; studies have found that taking a bath can help with muscle pain, arthritis, insomnia and some skin conditions. On top of all that, taking some time to chill in a bath can help with your mental health. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: The loser stands alone
Instead of providing my commentary on the latest Trump scandal (of which there are many to choose from), I'm going to look at the people who have stood behind him throughout these scandals. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay: The presidential debate and why it doesn't matter
Since the only interesting thing that happened in Canadian politics in the last week was when the adorable Prince George left stud-muffin Prime Minister Trudeau's high five hanging, I feel like I am forced to talk about the debate. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Okay ladies now let's get information
In the eternal words of Beyonce, I break chains all by myself, won't let my freedom rot in hell. Imma keep runnin' cuz a winner don't quit on themselves. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: The Snowden effect
Snowden. Recognize the name? You definitely should. Edward Snowden is a National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower who is currently living in Russia, having recently lost his status as an asylum seeker after he released classified documents from the U.S. government regarding national security and mass surveillance. Read more

Gone are the girls on the train
Lovers of Gone Girl rejoice; The Girl on the Train will fill your void for unlikeable characters, murder and supremely dysfunctional relationships. Read more

You do you: A guide to masturbation
Masturbation is an important aspect of anyone's sexual experiences. It's important to learn how your body works and feels before you can tell someone else how to pleasure you. Read more

What Does Kerra Seay?: Stoking the flames: The rise of the violent voter
I'll be the first to admit that, as a Canadian, I just can't stop reading about the 2016 U.S. election. I didn't even pay this much attention to the recent Canadian federal elections, and I'm a goddamn journalist. Read more

Where to go when you gotta go: The definitive guide to Fanshawe bathrooms
In order to help you from pooping in a one-star bathroom at Fanshawe when you could put your butt on the five-star toilet you deserve, follow this helpful guideline and poop in peace. Read more

Fanshawe mourns death of incoming student
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 14, 18-year-old William Johnston, also known as Willie to friends and family, jumped off a pier with his girlfriend into the water at Port Stanley beach, but he never made it back to shore. Read more

Fanshawe grad wins national award
Nick Reyno, a graduate of Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts (MIA) program and Interrobang contributor, was a winner of the MusiCounts Fred Sherratt award. Read more

Read it before it's released: Summer blockbusters and the books that inspired them
Some can't read a book if they've already seen the movie. Save yourself from missing out on some great reads and pick up a copy of one of these books before the movie comes out. Read more

Fanshawe downtown construction project reaches another milestone
Once completed, the construction project of the former Kingsmill building will provide a new facility for Fanshawe students in Information Technology and Tourism and Hospitality programs. Read more

Who the eff is stealing all the Fs?
Over the past few weeks an increasing number of letters from the Fanshawe exterior signs have been stolen. Read more

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London Rock n' Roll tour remembers city's underground music history
A new walking tour around London's downtown core will focus on the city's rich underground music history. Read more

Drone course now offered at Fanshawe
A new Continuing Education course through Fanshawe College will teach and certify its students to fly drones. Read more

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Uber/taxi drama could soon come to an end
As the Uber/taxi drama in London continues, city officials are taking steps to fix the situation. London City Hall recently announced five possible options regarding the future of Uber in the city, each of them with varying effects on the ... Read more

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Ghomeshi verdict and the problem with reporting sexual assault
Anger, frustration and confusion were some of the emotions felt in the wake of the verdict of Jian Ghomeshi’s trial that held the attention of Canadians for months. The former CBC radio host was charged with four counts of sexual ass... Read more

Social media trends spark eating disorders
With yet another trending topic promoting an unhealthy obsession with being skinny, the issues surrounding eating disorders and the fixation with being thin at any cost becomes apparent. Known as the A4 Skinny Waist Challenge or the #A4wai... Read more

Great fashion deals or scams?
The Interrobang editor and I were doing some online shopping when a Facebook ad caught her eye. A simple strappy-back black dress was retailing for $17.99, a bargain most people could not pass up. As she was likely fantasizing about all th... Read more

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International student population continues to grow
According to the 2015 International Student Barometer (ISB), a system that rates the satisfaction of international students, Fanshawe has come out on top yet again. Over 142,000 students from 172 institutions and 18 countries participated in the... Read more

President for a day
Prashant Agarwal, an international student in the Project Management program at Fanshawe, is the first ever student to win the bid to be the president of Fanshawe College for a day. Agarwal placed a bid in a silent auction to raise money f... Read more

Fanshawe's Battle of the Bands
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and a group of Fanshawe students are bringing a three-day Battle of the Bands competition to the college. Kelsey Schachow, one of the organizers of the event, said she and her team of students were looking ... Read more

Two incidents of inappropriate touching raises concerns
The London Police Service (LPS) sent out a press release last week regarding two cases of women being inappropriately touched. Early in the morning on Sunday, March 6, two women in were inappropriately touched within about an hour of each ... Read more

Main campus expansion about a year to completion
It’s impossible to ignore the construction project currently occurring in J building. Once completed, the $24 million expansion of the fitness centre will be a considerable improvement on the old gym, bringing in new training facilities ... Read more

Meet your new FSU president Carlie Forsythe
Carlie Forsythe refuses to sit in the president’s office chair. She said she’s holding out on it to build the anticipation. “Alan [Bushell] has always suggested that I save one thing for my first day of presidency and that’s my one thing,”... Read more

First Nations Centre hosts Year End Gathering
Fanshawe’s First Nations Centre (FNC) will be hosting their 19th Year End Gathering celebration from March 21 to 23. In previous years the celebration was a one-day event, but thanks to the support of the Centre and students it grew ... Read more

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Just because I'm Irish doesn't mean you can kiss me
Consent still applies on St. Patrick’s Day St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that was intended to celebrate Irish culture and somehow evolved into celebrating the stereotype of the drunken Irishman. For many students, St. Patrick... Read more

Forsythe wins in a landslide
Carlie Forsythe has been elected the new president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Her term will begin on May 1 when current FSU president Alan Bushell steps down. Forsythe was up against four other contenders for the title, somet... Read more

London called a "gateway city" for human trafficking
Katarina MacLeod, a survivor of sex trafficking, was only fiveyears- old when she was sexually assaulted for the first time. She said it was this abuse that led to choices that eventually took her down a tragic path into the world of prostituti... Read more

What Does Kerra Say - American Horror Story: President Trump
The 2016 U.S. presidential campaign is a horror show mixed with trashy reality TV, with Donald J. Trump appearing as both the star and the villain. Unless you’ve spent the last few months living under a rock, you may have noticed that... Read more

Safe Zone for internet transactions
With websites like Kijiji making it easier than ever to find the secondhand items you’re looking for in your area at a discounted price, it’s also the perfect opportunity for danger. The London Police Service (LPS) is offering ... Read more

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Ontario government to give free tuition to low income students
As part of the new budget the Ontario government will be giving students from low income families free tuition in an effort to make post-secondary education more accessible. The changes will be implemented in the 2017-18 school year. T... Read more

FSU's presidential race begins
With five students running for the position of Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president, it looks like it’s going to be an interesting election. In a typical year, the FSU expects a small number of potential candidates, with usually onl... Read more

Love hurts: Romance scams cost Canadians millions
In 2013 San Diego Chargers linebacker Manti Te’o announced that he was a victim of fraud. But the manner of said fraud was unique. Te’o had been catphished. Catphishing is when someone makes a fake online profile, usually on an... Read more

Spotlight: Fanshawe grad uses Aboriginal heritage as inspiration
Embracing the style of his heritage, artist Clayton Samuel King of the Beausoleil First Nation community said he discovered his talent as a boy playing in the forest in St. Catharines with his brothers. “I would go out into the forest... Read more

Pipe burst in Junction leads to flood
On Feb. 15 a video circulated online of a minor flooding in Junction by Subway in D building. Though the water was quickly mopped up and the ceiling tiles fixed, the incident poses an interesting question: are the buildings at Fanshawe falling ... Read more

The not-so-fantastic five
On Feb. 28, hundreds of Hollywood’s best will put on their finest evening wear and gather at the Dolby theatre for a night celebrating the best cinema had to offer in the past year. But on Feb. 27, adorably dubbed Oscar Eve, another ... Read more

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Youth Symposium open to London youth
An annual Youth Symposium hosted by the London Black History Coordinating Committee will be held on Friday, Feb. 20. The free event, which will take place in the Freemasons Room at the Boys & Girls Club of London, aims to, “embrace, ... Read more

Pedestrians and vehicles causing problems on London Lane
Due to an increase in complaints from both pedestrians and motorists, Fanshawe Security has placed a security guard near the main entrance of the school during busy bus times in order to enforce the adherence of traffic rules. Special cons... Read more

Igniting London's spark
Ignite London, a Ted-Talk style presentation, will be held at the Aeolian on Feb. 10. Jeremy Masurkevitch, the administrative coordinator for the Aeolian, said the intention of the free event is to bring together creative Londoners and to ... Read more

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Tampon Tuesday addresses an unacknowledged need
Menstruation is a fact of life for about half of the world’s population, but due to cultural taboos and stigma surrounding this perfectly normal bodily function, many disadvantaged women find themselves lacking the products they need. ... Read more

Laci Green talks safe sex and consent
YouTube sexpert Laci Green sat down for a quick interview with Interrobang before her Feb. 1st presentation at Fanshawe to give a rundown of what to expect for those who missed it. Read more

Finding your spot of delight
Alone for Valentine’s Day? No problem. Spot of Delight may be just the place for you. The new sex shop, located at 426 Richmond St., features a showroom style layout with a tester for every product available for purchase on display. ... Read more

Spiked drink raises serious concerns at Fanshawe
When Dan Stranges saw his close female friend acting bizarre at a house party they attended at the end of January, he immediately knew something was wrong. The woman, a student at Fanshawe who prefers to remain anonymous, was unable to mov... Read more

Two Fanshawe coaches heading to national competition
Ontario Volleyball announced that Patrick Johnston and Sean Pellow, Fanshawe’s men’s and women’s volleyball head coaches, have been named Head Coaches of the 16U Team Ontario Men’s and Women’s Volleyball teams. ... Read more

Canadian colleges collaborating with communities
The Community and College Social Innovation Fund (CCSIF) will provide colleges and polytechnics across Canada with more funding in order to address a multitude of issues affecting post-secondary students in their surrounding communities. T... Read more

Be a lamb, buy a Share-O-Gram
The Sharing Shop is hosting a fundraising event so students can give back to their classmates and share some of the love that comes along with the month of February. For only $1 students can buy a Share-O-Gram, which includes a card with a... Read more

Orphan Black: The Card Game has Fanshawe origin
Orphan Black: The Card Game, is a social role deduction game based on the popular show of the same name. The Canadian science fiction series is a wildly popular and highly rated show starring Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany, who has earned cr... Read more

Fanshawe graduate Kelley Armstrong speaks to students
Canadian author and Fanshawe grad Kelley Armstrong came to Fanshawe for a reading of some of her novels and to give advice and tips to aspiring writers. Armstrong came to Fanshawe in partnership with the Letters and Arts Society. She ... Read more

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New study abroad options available
The Lawrence Kinlin School of Business has made new exchange and articulation opportunities available to students. Ingrid Amezquita Montoya, the international student success advisor and exchange coordinator for the Lawrence Kinlin School ... Read more

Fanshawe announces phase II of downtown expansion
Fanshawe president Peter Devlin was excited to announce the beginning of Phase II of the Fanshawe College Downtown Expansion project on Jan. 15. “I can hardly wait…I’m inspired by the level of excitement for Fanshawe Dow... Read more

Fanshawe leading the way in sexual violence prevention
As was revealed by Metro through an Access to Information request, former minister on the Status of Women Kellie Leitch said that in general, Canadian colleges and universities were falling behind when it came to preventative and responsive measures surrounding sexual violence on their campuses. Read more

Beautiful women get better grades
A study originating from an American university found that women who are deemed more attractive get higher grades than their less attractive classmates. The study, which took place at Metropolitan State University of Denver, rated the attr... Read more

The student's guide to eating right on a budget
As a student, eating right can be a difficult prospect. Students have both little money to spend on healthy food, as well as little time to make home cooked meals. Many students find themselves buying frozen dinners or eating fast food, but no... Read more

Tuition fee blues
Ontario tuition is one of the highest in the country, so it is understandable that many students have a hard time paying it off. With the new semester starting and reminders that tuition payments are due, Interrobang spoke to Andrew Smith, dis... Read more

Food delivery right to your classroom
Three Fanshawe students have created their own start up that delivers food from restaurants on campus directly to your classroom. The website, called dbegins.com, has a simple sign up process. ... Read more

Easy-to-use alcohol delivery application coming soon
A new free application described as a “home delivery communication service” will bring alcohol right to your door, for a small fee of course. Pineapul partnered with alcohol vendor LCBO to make online ordering and home delivery ... Read more

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Changes made to academic appeal policy
A new policy formed through a collaboration of Fanshawe departments has made the appeal process a simpler task for students. The new policy, Student Appeals A128, streamlines the appeal policy and establishes one standard appeal procedural... Read more

The perfect app for holiday shopping
A new Android application developed in part by Fanshawe graduates is designed to make your holiday gift shopping as painless as possible. The name of the app is simple: Gifts. Period included. Chris Lawn, a marketing a business development ... Read more

Haiti trip opportunity for students in spring
Fanshawe students once again have the opportunity to travel to Haiti for one week and experience the country through the eyes of an NGO. The trip will run from April 24 until May 1. The total cost of the trip, which includes flight, food a... Read more

Bruce Croxon visits Fanshawe
Bruce Croxon, from CBC’s Dragons’ Den, came to Fanshawe’s launch event for Enriched Academy, an online module that teaches financial literacy. Croxon said students who want to start their own business should “pick something t... Read more

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Fanshawe awarded grant for probiotic research
Fanshawe has been awarded a $225,000 research grant over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. The grant will go towards researching two oral probiotic-based products called Lorodent and Karioden... Read more

Redressing the issue of murdered and missing Aboriginal women
Fanshawe is taking a stand against racialized and gendered violence in Canada through their support of the REDress Project, an initiative to raise awareness on the hundreds of murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada. According to a... Read more

Departmental collaboration brings Dragon to Fanshawe
The Financial Aid office, Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and LEAP Junction have come together to make Enriched Academy available to Fanshawe students. The launch event will be held on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. in Forwell Hall. The online module ... Read more

Is Adderall the go-to study drug?
In an episode of his show Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver made a comment about a potentially dangerous drug that has somehow become a normalized part of the college experience. “That’s expensive. We’re talking Adderall in the Yale libr... Read more

Fanshawe lowers flags to honour victims of global tragedies
When the first bomb went off outside the Stade de France where a friendly game of soccer was taking place between France and Germany on Nov. 13, few inside the stadium even realized what was going on. But soon, the world would be transfixe... Read more

Sales competition seeks to draw more Fanshawe competitors
The Great Canadian Sales Competition is inviting Fanshawe students to enter for a chance to not only win incredible cash prizes but to also connect with top industry professionals and expand their knowledge of sales and where a career in sales... Read more

Fanshawe grad founds biotechnology start up
Dr. Bogumil Karas, a graduate from both Fanshawe College and Western University, has started his own microbial engineering research company in London. With his company called Designer Microbes, Karas’ goal is to engineer microbes and... Read more

Innovation competition welcomes Fanshawe students
The first-ever Proteus Innovation Competition is now on and is looking for interested students who want to gain real experience working in commercialization and hone their business skills. The competition launched on Nov. 4, but students c... Read more

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Project Red Ribbon reducing drunk driving
Just 48 hours after it began, Project Red Ribbon helped take seven dangerous drivers off the streets of London. London arrested and charged seven people with impaired driving during the project’s opening weekend. These arrests co... Read more

Fanshawe in the lead
Fanshawe College currently has the highest increase in enrollment of any college in t Ontario. Ontario college enrollment has been steadily increasing over the last five years and finally has reached a record high of 237,000 full-time stud... Read more

Fanshawe's United Way sponsored employee will help reach fundraising goal
Jackie Corby said it was her privileged life that led her to first start working with United Way. Now as a mother, she acknowledges that she is able to provide a charmed life for her family, but her real good comes from the fact that she is wil... Read more

Ignite your future
The Career Services office is trying to help Fanshawe students build their career skills and their futures. On Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in D1060, Employment and Student Entrepreneurial Services will be hosting Ignite, the... Read more

London business faces Dragons
A London-based company took their business proposal to CBC’s popular show Dragons’ Den and came out winners. Able Bionics, a gait rehabilitation company based in London that helps people who have been injured to walk again, too... Read more

Fanshawe shines the light on violence against women
Violence against women is a serious issue in Canada, where one in four women will be abused by an intimate partner in her lifetime. Fanshawe is doing its part to raise awareness and to support initiatives around London that are battling the ... Read more

Student-run streaming service of Falcons games now available online
A new streaming service run by Fanshawe students called Falcons TV airs Falcons’ games live online so no one ever has to miss a game again. Greg Latham, a professor of Television Broadcasting at Fanshawe and “general manager” of the chann... Read more

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Bring on the moustaches
It’s that time of year again. Movember, an annual campaign to raise awareness about men’s health, is coming to Fanshawe. The premise of the campaign is simple; Mo Bros and Mo Sistas do not shave off their facial or body hair fo... Read more

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The pros and cons of unpaid internships
Getting your first real job is a struggle for most students. You need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. Many students remedy this vicious cycle by doing an internship. An internship can give a student or recent... Read more

Flu vaccinations available on campus
The government of Ontario announced their annual recommendation for the flu immunization, calling the vaccine the “best protection against the flu virus”, according to a press release. The immunization will be available for Ontarians at al... Read more

Fanshawe grad named Top 30 Under 30
Fil Lourenco, a graduate from Fanshawe’s Business Administration and Marketing program was named one of 2015’s Top 30 Under 30 by Marketing Magazine. “I was very surprised, very happy and elated. It was a very surreal experience,” he said.... Read more

Avoiding consumer mistakes on Halloween
Shopping for a Halloween costume can be an enjoyable experience, but some retailers can spoil the fun. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) released a tip sheet titled BBB’s Halloween Tips: Pop-up Store Frights and Web Entanglements to ... Read more

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Fanshawe expansion sparks possible changes to downtown
In September of 2014, the City of London granted $9 million to Fanshawe College to expand its downtown campus, and the ripple effects of this are beginning to appear. The decision was controversial, but eventually an 8-7 vote in favour of ... Read more

SAC election results
You voted, and the results are in. The Student Administrative Council (SAC) for the 2015 to 2016 academic year are as follows: School of Design Melanie Rintjema Lawrence Kinlin School of Business Morganna Sampson School of ... Read more

Former Fanshawe student finds niche in baking quiche
The Littlewood Pie Co. was busy this Thanksgiving weekend. The pie shop, located on 2386 Main St., baked an impressive number of pies for the holiday. Kelly Gowanlock, former Fanshawe students and owner of the shop, said that from Thur... Read more

Tinder for music lovers
A new app for music fans matches users with other people nearby based on similar tastes in music. Scrute It is designed a lot like Tinder. Users set up a profile and add their favourite artists and then swipe left or right depending on whe... Read more

Gender-neutral washrooms a possibility at Fanshawe
The possibility of full universal washrooms may be available at Fanshawe in the near future. Fanshawe already offers some washroom alternatives to its students. There are currently a small number of gender-neutral or family washrooms avail... Read more

Uber versus taxi battle comes to London
With the rise of Uber in many large cities across the country, taxi services, as well as some municipal governments, have been fighting back. The main strife Uber has generated comes from the fact that Uber drivers avoid paying registratio... Read more

Minimum wage increase means (a little) more money in your pocket
Effective Oct. 1, the Ontario minimum wage rate was raised to $11.25 per hour. The 25 cent increase has made Ontario’s minimum wage rate the second highest in the country, beaten out only by the Northwest Territories with a minimum w... Read more

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Water Wise competition open to creative Fanshawe students
The Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH) is hoping to inspire creativity and ingenuity in students with a competition designed to raise student awareness about water conservation. The “Canada’s Most Water Wise Scho... Read more

Pollenize helps voters make informed decisions
A new user-friendly smartphone application is making information about the 2015 Federal election accessible and easy to understand for all voters. Pollenize provides voters with all the information they need to make an informed decision, a... Read more

Fanshawe hosts Q&A with London-Fanshawe riding candidates
Three of the five candidates running for Parliament for the London- Fanshawe riding met in Forwell Hall for a formal Q&A session as a way to inform students about the election. Khalil Ramal from the Liberal Party, Matthew Peloza from t... Read more

Expanding Your Window of Tolerance: Explaining and Understanding Chronic Anxiety
Your hands are trembling. You feel nauseous and you begin to feel dizzy. You think you’re going to faint. Drenched in sweat, you tell yourself to calm down, to just take a breath. But you can’t breathe. You feel like you’re dying. ... Read more

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Mental health training available for Fanshawe staff
Recognizing symptoms of a mental illness in others can be a difficult task, but with the high rate of anxiety and other disorders in post-secondary students, being able to recognize and assist them is becoming a valuable skill. Fanshawe fa... Read more

Fanshawe awards scholarships to Syrian refugees
On Sept. 21 Fanshawe College announced its decision to offer full scholarships to 10 Syrian refugees. This decision is a response to the Syrian refugee crisis. Over four million Syrians have fled their wartorn homeland for the chance to st... Read more

Quality versus quantity
Are high enrollment rates reducing the quality of post-secondary education? An article coming from the Higher Education Quality Control Council of Ontario (HEQCO) is suggesting schools, including Fanshawe, should consider doing the exact ... Read more

Top recruit joins Fanshawe men's volleyball team
Sebastian Lethbridge is the newest member of the Fanshawe Falcons men’s volleyball team. The setter grew up in London and is both excited and proud to be representing the Falcons this year. “It’s so sweet, I never thought ... Read more

Five books you can read to celebrate Banned Books Week
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them,” Ray Bradbury said. If anyone understands the consequences of banning books, it’s Bradbury. Author of the classic novel Fahre... Read more

The future of marijuana legalization is still hazy
Marijuana is still considered an illegal substance in Ontario unless prescribed by a doctor for medical use, but that does not stop a large percentage of Canadians from lighting up. According to a Statistics Canada report from 2012, 43 per... Read more

Gaga gets serious with PSA about campus sexual violence
Lady Gaga is most known for her incredible vocals and shocking outfits, but the singer recently made headlines for the music video for her new song, “’Til it Happens to You”. The video is difficult to watch as it portrays ... Read more

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More funding for sexual assault services in Ontario
The Ontario government announced a $1.75 million per year increase in funding to 42 sexual assault centres across the province. In the wake of the decision made by the U.S. House of Representatives to defund Planned Parenthood, this change is ... Read more

Smartphone Film Festival invites London students to try something new
A new film festival is adding a twist to make the art of filmmaking more accessible to all students. The Western Smartphone Film Festival (WSFF) is challenging all students to create a short film using only a smartphone. “They don&rs... Read more

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Changes in Ontario's sex education curriculum sparks controversy
The Ontario government’s new sex education curriculum has sparked intense debates and conversation in London about what we should be teaching Ontario children about sex and at what age they should be introduced to issues regarding sexual... Read more

Fanshawe draws the line on consent
Draw-The-Line (DTL), an interactive campaign that aims to engage students in dialogue about sexual violence, will be running at Fanshawe on Sept. 23 in Forwell Hall from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. as a part of the Sexual Awareness Week. A booth will... Read more

Cosplay is not consent
With the rise in geek culture cosplaying has become extremely popular, especially at comic book conventions. Cosplay, short for costume play, is to dress up as a character from a movie, book, video game, anime or more. It is a creative way... Read more

Get Swoodled
New collaboration app a must-use for students Group projects have never been kind to me. Many applications already exist to make life just a little bit easier, but a new app based out of Belfast, Ireland, has combined the best of what is ... Read more

OSAP changes means more money for some students
New changes to Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) for the 2015 – 2016 academic year gives students across Ontario more control and flexibility when it comes to making financial decisions regarding their education. The Ministry... Read more

Workmania to help students get part-time work
Job-hunting is already an intimidating endeavor. Job-hunting in a new city is even worse. A new event for Fanshawe students offers resume help, job hunting tips and job application aid for students looking for part-time work during school.... Read more

35 years later, Marathon of Hope still going strong
Even 35 years after he dipped his artificial leg in the Atlantic Ocean and officially began the Marathon of Hope, it’s tough to find a Canadian who has not heard the name Terry Fox. The Canadian hero has garnered international recognition... Read more

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Project LEARN 2015 targeting noisy partiers
Beware rowdy partiers; Project LEARN is back. The initiative, which began more than 12 years ago, is short for Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise. The goal of the project is to remind new and old residents alike of respectful partyi... Read more

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