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Rules of Holiday Engagements
Christmas means more than just receiving, and giving presents, or that we get a two-week holiday from school. It means that we get together, party and, of course, drink. But all parties are not the same, and your regular behaviour at a run-ofthe-... Read more

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Depression Linked to Alcohol Abuse
Depression and alcohol have been linked for a while, but a Statistics Canada study shows that it's a two-way street. "It seemed that it was a [dual] relationship," said Michael Tjepkema, part of Statistics Canada's Health Statistics Division. "L... Read more

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Fanshawe Falcons honoured with awards
The 41st Annual Athletics Awards Night could have been a throwback to 2006 for all intents and purposes, with a repeat of athlete's of the year in both the men's and women's category getting recognition. The reception, held in the Oasis ... Read more

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Depression Linked to Alcohol Abuse
Depression and alcohol have been linked for a while, but a Statistics Canada study shows that it's a two-way street. “It seemed that it was a [dual] relationship,” said Michael Tjepkema, part of Statistics Canada's Health Statist... Read more

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Spring parties cause problems
Beer bottles once again rained from the sky, much like they had in last September, as year-end partiers around Fanshawe College gained Project LEARN police officers attention last month. The project, which started on April 9 and ran through until Ap... Read more

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All-Stars to descend on Fanshawe
Fanshawe to host charity basketball game in July For the second consecutive year Fanshawe is set to play host to the country's best basketball players for a charity event.

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Let the games begin
The boys of summer are back, and the American League East hasn't been stronger than it is now in more than 15 years. I know that, at this point, we're only in the second week of the season, but at the same time it's given us a taste of w... Read more

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Winning gold with a different kind of stick in hand
Broomball may not make it onto most peoples' radar in regards to popular winter sports, but Jenna Rinn, a first-year Fanshawe recreation and leisure student, is seeing first hand the increase in the sports' popularity. “Broomball's... Read more

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This union has gone too far
A new agreement made between Canada and the United States is just now coming to light north of the border - and for a lot of Canadians it's got some ominous overtures. Having personally just finished reading a book on the economic awakening of t... Read more

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Club cleans-up
A group of Fanshawe students spent an afternoon earlier this month taking part in a cleanup along Oxford St. in front of the college. The students, part of the college's Rotaract Club, spent several hours on April 5 cleaning the portion of Oxfor... Read more

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Financial Aid changes ID requirements
Student cards are no longer an acceptable form of identification Students heading to financial aid this summer will no longer be able to use their student ID as a form of identification. “We have no say in this whatsoever,” said Mary ... Read more

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Fanshawe TV gets a new look
A recent cross-program collaboration between Fanshawe's business marketing and broadcast television students has not only ended successfully, but has given Fanshawe Television a makeover. “We'd always talked about doing a project like ... Read more

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Fanshawe looking to go global in the future
After taking a yearlong sabbatical one Fanshawe employee is hoping that her experience will not just bring the world to Fanshawe, but take the college international. Wendy Curtis, the colleges' manager of international partnerships, proposed a s... Read more

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New Residence to house students by 2009
A six-storey, 428 bed residence will replace college green space and one baseball diamond There's no end in sight for the construction on campus as the college gears up to break ground for the newest residence this summer. Only a few short we... Read more

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A Leaf-less playoff season
It's that time of the year for hockey fans. After suffering through a packed, and alternately slow, 82-game regular season, it's now time to strap in for two months of that post season excitement. It makes that joke about Canada having two s... Read more

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Student wins with $11,000 shot
A Fanshawe student won the opportunity to shoot for $1,000,000 at a recent Toronto Raptors game, and although she didn't sink the big one, she didn't walk away empty handed either. “I was the one-millionth Rogers home phone customer,&... Read more

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The chance of a lifetime to make a difference
Students travel to Costa Rica to work with less fortunate children Ten Fanshawe students got the opportunity of a lifetime recently when they were chosen to take part in a pilot project in Costa Rica. “The early childhood education and chil... Read more

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New teaching awards
The FSU and Fanshawe College have announced plans for a new set of teaching awards to be handed out this spring. “One of the things that I think really drives student success is good teaching,” said Robert Kitchen, a student success lead... Read more

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McGuinty says ‘No' to 21 drinking age
Despite opposition, LMHU presses on with extending drinking age Despite a recommendation by the London-Middlesex Health Unit to increase the legal drinking age to 21-years-old, the list of opponents to the bill continues to grow. The recommendati... Read more

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Pack your bags and pick up your passport
More students and new graduates are choosing to travel and work internationally, rather than stick it out at home Backpacking through Europe or South America tends to be seen as a rite of passage for most students. Traveling can mean a visit to o... Read more

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Happy 100th...
It may only be a matter of years until we can, once again, watch those famed Roughriders vs. Rough Riders football tilts of the early ‘90s. Or, at the very least, see a Canadian Football League team back in the nations capital. Ottawa has, in... Read more

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Fanshawe making green strides
Fanshawe College has refused to be anything but on-the-ball when it comes to going green and energy conservation, and a lot of the students may have already seen or felt the effects of this trend. In fact, the changes made on the London campus are e... Read more

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Defense shines as Falcons win gold
Fanshawe's indoor women's soccer team relied heavily on their defense, including their goalkeeper, in capturing the provincial gold medal. The tournament, held in Vaughan between March 18-20, marked the teams' third of the year, and show... Read more

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The Black Falcons are making a name for themselves
They aren't your typical college cheerleading squad, in fact there isn't much typical about the Black Falcons. “Basically, we're a purely competitive cheerleading team,” explained the Black Falcons coach, David-Lee Tracey. &l... Read more

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Learn and travel to Japan
A month-long cultural exchange to Japan will provide two Fanshawe students with a unique opportunity to both learn and teach. “The exchange to Ibaraki is actually a relationship we established some time ago,” said Kim Rowe, Fanshawe'... Read more

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Fundraising with fashion
Fanshawe's fashion merchandising students are hosting a fashion show to raise funds, and awareness, for a London Charity, ‘My Sisters Place.' Tickets for the show, which will be held at The Music Hall on Dundas Street on April 3 at 7 p... Read more

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Students raise brain tumor awareness
Fanshawe's international business management graduate students are working in conjunction with the Brain Tumor Foundation of Canada to help raise awareness and funds for the foundation. “Part of our course is about ethics,” said Patr... Read more

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Horticultural students take provincials
A pair of Fanshawe's horticultural students took home the top prize at the provincial championships. Brian Bailey and Erin van Dooren, both second-year students, took part in the annual competition in Toronto at the Canada Blooms Festival, and n... Read more

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Canada forgoes endorsement for Beijing boycott
Where do the Olympic organizers have to draw the line on politics and the games? Well the rest of the world took a firm stand last week in saying that they would not endorse a boycott of this years' Beijing Olympics, despite calls from human rig... Read more

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Fanshawe ‘ideal' to wheel around
Third year student, Amanda Fillions, may have a disability, but that does not mean she has hard time getting around campus Amanda Fillions day is just like every other third-year graphics design student at Fanshawe. Despite her heavy course load s... Read more

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New landlord licensing could cost renters
A recent change to the Municipal Act by the provincial government has left the door open for cities to start requiring landlords to become licensed, a plan that is creating both negative and positive reaction. The effects of such a licensing system ... Read more

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Fanshawe College in three-clicks or less
In order to not only accommodate an increasingly technologically-savvy student population, but also make information more accessible, Fanshawe recently updated the college's website. “Technology today changes very quickly,” explained... Read more

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Fanshawe student on top of the world
We all know the big-name ice sports- hockey, speed skating, figure skating and even curling. But when was the last time synchronized skating has come up in one of your sports discussions? For first-year fashion merchandising student Taryn Milne, the... Read more

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Leafs' failure is CBC's loss
How important are the Toronto Maple Leafs to CBC? Important enough that the loss of a third straight non-playoff season for the team is forcing the station to cancel a trio of it's new shows, despite the fact that two of them have been regularly ... Read more

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Record voting turnout places Hillis on top
After nearly a week of, quite visible, campaigning a record number of votes are in and the Fanshawe Student Union has not only a new president, but a new supporting cast as well. Once the polls had closed on Wednesday, March 12, and all 2882 votes w... Read more

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Iron Chef: Fanshawe style
It's a cooking show that has become so popular that even those not naturally skilled in the art know of it- and now Fanshawe students are holding their own competition. Yes, Iron Chef is at Fanshawe - kind of. The competition is pitting student... Read more

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Fond farewell for college VP
After nine years as vice-president of academics, Joy Warkentin has announced her retirement from the position. “She's brought some substantial changes to the way we do our business,” said Howard Rundle, Fanshawe's president. &ldq... Read more

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They call him the streak
It may not be listed in the top ten most extreme sports, but streaking at a sporting event is definitely not for the faint of heart. Yes, they'll grab attention, that's a given. But sometimes a streaker can meet more resistance than they may... Read more

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Badminton duo win bronze at Nationals
The badminton mixed-doubles pair of Nathaniel Allard and Sarah Fuller, pictured left, returned from the CCAA Nationals with a bronze medal apiece to add to Fanshawe's recent athletic successes.

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Bronze all-around for Falcon basketball
Fanshawe players named All-Stars at Provincial level Both the men's and women's basketball teams brought home medals from this year's provincial championships. The teams both won OCAA bronze at the championships, which ran between Feb... Read more

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Artists wanted for handbook cover
The FSU is urging any artistically inclined students to help design the cover for the 2008-2009 student handbook. “The contest is for students to get their artwork printed,” said Darby Mousseau, Interrobang's graphic designer. &ldquo... Read more

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Vote for next year's FSU
Polling booths throughout campus and online As you may have noticed from the litany of posters plastering Fanshawe's London campus, it's FSU election time. The big race, that being the presidential race, looks to actually be the most inte... Read more

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Ontario colleges create viral ad campaign
Mysterious ads ask students to ‘Obay' A viral advertising campaign that swept through Ontario a few weeks ago was not only raising questions, but eyebrows when its origin was revealed. The ads, which featured a variety of slogans such a... Read more

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Gone, but not for good
Toronto has officially lost the 2008 Steelback Grand Prix of Toronto for 2008, however there is optimism that the race will return next season. The race, which has been a yearly tradition in the city since 1986, was originally called the Molson Indy... Read more

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Falcon pair win badminton gold
Fanshawe's mixed doubles team of Nathaniel Allard and Sarah Fuller coasted to an easy victory in the OCAA badminton finals over Seneca College. This years' provincials, which were held in Barrie at Georgian College on February 15, marked All... Read more

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Despite high-hosting hopes, Falcons are shut out of medals
Fouth place for both men's and women's volleyballers, but hosting gets high marks Despite being the host team, both Fanshawe's volleyball teams lost their bronze medal games at the OCAA championships. However even though the home side... Read more

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30 hours to stop hunger
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a third world country and not know where your next meal is coming from? A group of Fanshawe students are hosting a 30-Hour Famine in the hopes of not only raising money, but awareness. And though it'... Read more

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DEXTRE is one giant leap in technology
Of all the government agencies it's hard to find one that gets overlooked as frequently as the Canadian Space Agency. Since the end of the Cold War, space travel and discovery have become less and less mainstream, though countries around the wor... Read more

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Auxiliary police can boost career
London Police Services is looking for volunteers for their auxiliary police service, and are hoping that some Fanshawe students would be interested in joining. “The auxiliary police force is a group of volunteers,” explained Constable By... Read more

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Following protocol when protesting
A couple weeks removed from a protest of Canadian Forces recruitment at a Fanshawe career fair and internally the college still can't agree on who should be held accountable for the fuss it raised. The protest wound up making headlines not for t... Read more

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Library simplifies the search
New library search engine will make finding information easier at Fanshawe Researching has just been made easier at Fanshawe with the addition of a new library search engine. “The new search engine is software that is, generically, called a... Read more

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Students respond to campus emergencies
A group of Fanshawe students are helping make the campus safer as part of a new college initiative aimed at providing first-response medical attention. Fanshawe's Student Emergency Response Teams (SERT) have been on campus since early February, ... Read more

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Crazy Canuck part II
It's good news for the Canadian Olympic Committees “Own The Podium” drive for Vancouver's 2010 Olympics, but the Canadian alpine ski team has been making quite a bit of noise on the international scene. However, domestically spea... Read more

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Falcons set to host and play in OCAA Championships
Both men's and women's teams to play on home court this weekend Just six years removed from having re-started Fanshawe's volleyball program, the college is not only hosting the provincial championships, but is being represented by both... Read more

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Student wins leadership award
A Fanshawe student was this years winner of the Joan Homer Student Leadership Award at the Colleges Ontario Awards ceremony held in London. Jonathan Hillis, a fourth-year business student, was on hand to accept his award at the ceremony, which was h... Read more

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New Registrar settles in on campus
Janice Lamoureux's office may look a little sparse at the moment, but the new Registrar, only two days on the job when Interrobang caught up with her, is already starting to settle in. Lamoureux, as the new registrar is, in her words, the person... Read more

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Student protesters dragged from Career Fair and cuffed
For the second year in a row a group of Fanshawe students created a stir at the annual Career Fair when their peaceful protest against Canadian Forces recruitment officers being present was broken up by college security. The protest, which involved ... Read more

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Badminton's best head to provincials
The Falcons will be well-represented this year at the OCAA Badminton Championships with three players present. Fanshawe's Nathaniel Allard, Sarah Fuller and Jennifer Hayman will all be participating at the Championships, hoping to secure spots f... Read more

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UFC heats up the box office
In what didn't really come as a surprise to anyone remotely following the UFC, or sports in general, tickets to the first match in Canada were selling fast and furiously on their first weekend. The match, which is scheduled to be held on April 1... Read more

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Stressing the V-Day gift
It's hardly a new phenomenon- the frantic search for the perfect gift that can say exactly how you feel about someone, be them a good friend, a friend you want to be more than a ‘good friend' or the significant other in your life. Vale... Read more

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Kenyan violence escalates
Between the USA election coverage and the release of the Manley Report the majority of Canadian media attention has been focused right here on North American politics. Meanwhile recent events in Kenya have escalated to the point where experts around... Read more

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RIDE is working
London area RIDE programs growth led to fewer charges in 2007 London Police increased the number of RIDE programs in 2007, but laid fewer charges than the previous year. Over 23,000 cars were pulled over in 2007 as part of the LPS's Redu... Read more

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Part-time teachers looking for more rights
After years of fighting, part-time teachers at Fanshawe, and across the province, are finally taking baby-steps towards gaining more rights. “At the moment they don't have any rights,” said Paddy Musson, President of OPSEU Local 110.... Read more

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D Courtyard in the midst of much needed makeover
The D-Courtyard has already been closed for several months, but for a lot of students it means nothing more than the loss of a springtime hangout. However a partnership between Fanshawe's horticultural program and the school's facilities plan... Read more

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Premature speculation
There are times when people can look forward to one event just a little too much, when you cross the line from ‘anticipation' to ‘obsession.' And this is one of those times. TSN has started an online survey of sorts asking NHL a... Read more

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Tuning in online
A small, yet dedicated, group of Fanshawe's broadcast journalism students are taking full advantage of the college's technology to wade into one of the newer media markets- webcasting. A weekly hockey webcast hosted by five broadcast journal... Read more

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Writing towards diversity
Fanshawe students will have the opportunity to show off their writing skills as part of two new student-writing contests funded by the college. The Academic Senior Vice President's Writing Contest for Excellence in Student Writing will be the fi... Read more

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Fanshawe welcomes provincial funds
As a part of the Liberal government's infrastructure fund, Fanshawe is looking to get a facelift. Last Tuesday, the provincial government handed out $200 million to the province's colleges and universities, funds that are earmarked to helpin... Read more

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Fanshawe raises funds for United Way
Fanshawe staff and students came together to raise money for the United Way, more than reaching their goal for this year. The fundraising, which included luncheons, a donation from athletic event gate fees and canvassing of employees, alumni and stu... Read more

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Area roads attract accidents
The London Police Services annual report on the years ‘high collision intersections' was released in early January and saw mostly bad, with a little-bit of good, news for those in Fanshawe's immediate neighbourhood. The 2007 report, wh... Read more

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SmartPen set to make lectures quick and easy
It's being hailed as having the ability to revolutionize lectures and classes for college and university students by dragging the lessons into the technological era. Livescribe's Smartpen is a pen and computer hybrid, which will be able to r... Read more

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Nominations now open for FSU Executives, President
It's that time of the year again as Fanshawe students are going to have the chance to choose their student union representatives for the upcoming year. Presidential and vice presidential nominations open on Monday, January 28, and students don&#... Read more

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NC-double-Eh?
The big news in sports this past week was the decision to allow Canadian universities and colleges to apply for NCAA membership passed with a 97 per cent approval vote. As much of a fuss as the announcement has made, it's very important to stres... Read more

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Climbing to the top of the world
Student hopes to become youngest Canadian to ever summit Everest We've seen it in movies, a staggered line of climbers pushing through a snow covered mountain with massive packs strapped tightly to their back as an ice tipped peak looms above ... Read more

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Student fees on the rise next year
Student activity fees to increase by over seven per cent Fanshawe students next year will absorb an increase in the amount of money they pay the Student Union as part of the student activity fee. The increase of 7.3 per cent, which amounts to $4.... Read more

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Year off makes little difference after grad
Recent research has shown that students who take a year off before enrolling in college are just as likely as those who go straight to post-secondary from high school to find a job after graduation. The study, ‘Taking time off between high sch... Read more

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Halal beef offered on campus
Fanshawe Muslim students now have beef option in Oasis Halal roast beef has been added to the menu at a couple Fanshawe food joints in the hopes of making more lunch, and dinner, options available to the college's growing Muslim population. T... Read more

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Leafs make good babies and bullies
It could be called revisiting the Philadelphia Flyers organization circa. 1973. Or maybe it's one of many instances where the Toronto Maple Leafs have cried foul. Perhaps it's a combination of both. Either way, it's once again drawing n... Read more

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Canadian identity found in old, dusty magazines
Aussie researcher finds historic evidence of ‘Canadian-ness' in 85 years of Canadian Tire catalogues Every now and then we all run across old magazines or catalogues at our parents or grandparents place. But usually, after a quick glace ... Read more

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College names new Success Leader
The Student Success Centre has started the New Year with a new face working behind the scenes to help Fanshawe students succeed on more than just an academic level. Robert Kitchen, who has taught at the high school level, as well as worked for Nova ... Read more

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Parents key to reading skills
According to a recent study done at Boston College, not only are Canadians leading the way in reading comprehension, and they have their parents to thank. The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, or PIRLS, which was released in December... Read more

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Fanshawe students on the air with AM 980
Student and Corus partnership first of it's kind Students from Fanshawe's radio and broadcast journalism programs are benefiting from a new partnership with Corus Radio London. Corus, which has been financially involved with both programs... Read more

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Downtown bars take matters into their own hands
Bar managers join together to protect the downtown core A group of London bar owners and managers have banded together to help create a new association in the hopes of creating a safer, more party-friendly downtown core. The London Bar and Entert... Read more

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Staying on the roster...
...may be harder than making the cut in the first place It sometimes amazes me how quickly the player turn around in professional sports is. The team you thought you knew five years ago is likely entirely different, with only a small fraction of f... Read more

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The Joys are golden
After years of playing gigs in and around London, including taking to the stage in Forwell Hall several times, and a name change, The Joys have reached gold status with their latest single, which includes tracks from their up coming release “Un... Read more

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Student designs fire ad
As part of Fanshawe's third-year graphic design program, students took part in a design competition for the London Fire Department.

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Three Fanshawe instructors honoured with award
Three Fanshawe teachers have won the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Leadership in Faculty Teaching Award (LIFT). The award is given to Ontario teachers who demonstrate leadership qualities in influencing, motivating and inspiring th... Read more

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Sportsnet fixture lectures students
Fanshawe's Contemporary Media students who were interested in branching into sports reporting were granted the opportunity to meet Rogers Sportsnet's Rob Faulds. The students who gathered to listen to the veteran announcer on December 7 were... Read more

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Fanshawe's growth spans over four decades
The college's expansion plan includes a third student residence As one of the provinces founding colleges, Fanshawe can boast a long and colourful history that's seen it grow extensively in both size and respect. Dr. Howard Rundle, Fansha... Read more

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Juniors top my list of holiday traditions
One of my biggest holiday traditions starts on December 26, and has absolutely nothing to do with shopping, and quite a bit about national pride. Every Boxing Day since 1974 the International Ice Hockey Federation hosts the World Juniors, a tourname... Read more

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Rules of Holiday Engagements
Christmas means more than just receiving, and giving presents, or that we get a two-week holiday from school. It means that we get together, party and, of course, drink. But all parties are not the same, and your regular behaviour at a run-of-the-mil... Read more

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Hey, Big Spender
It's nice to be a child in Alberta if you're into presents according to Statistics Canada, because compared to the rest of the country, Albertans are the big spenders. The research, which was done a few years ago, has lead to a second stu... Read more

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Alternative Gift Guide
For a lot of gift givers this time of year the holiday season means hunting for a parking spot at the mall and roaming inand- out of stores in search of the perfect mass-produced gift that, in reality, isn't all that original. Who says you need ... Read more

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Poinsettias make the perfect present
Fanshawe's horticultural students have turned out a bright and healthy crop of poinsettias for this year's annual Christmastime sale in the Spriet Family Greenhouse (N Building).

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P.D. day made easy
Fanshawe students with young children have the opportunity to take advantage of a college-run program for the upcoming school P.D. day. The college and Fanshawe Student Union understands that sometimes finding a daytime babysitter can be hard, so on... Read more

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College loses ‘selfless' student
Fanshawe is saddened at the loss of one of it's own students and part of the college community in late November. William Nicholas (Nick) Hart, a third-year environmental technology student, passed away on November 24. Hart, 28, was described as ... Read more

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Decorating for a good cause
Fanshawe's interior design students are putting their artistic touches on a collection of Christmas trees in the hopes of raising funds for Habitat for Humanity this holiday season.

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London Police are on the move
London Police Services have announced that a mobile command unit will be deployed in the Fanshawe area this spring. LPS announced on November 26 that instead of a satellite station in the vicinity of the college, they were instead going to utilize t... Read more

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Olympians get performance incentives
For the first time in Canadian history, our Olympic athletes are going to get additional funds based on their overall performance. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced last week that Canadian medalists in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics will ge... Read more

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Citizenship ceremony held on campus
As part of Fanshawe's 40th anniversary celebrations 60 new Canadian citizens took the Oath of Citizenship. The 60 candidates, who hailed from 30 countries worldwide including England, Poland, South Korea and Palestine, among others, gathered in ... Read more

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Planing Fanshawe's academic future
The focus is on technology as Fanshawe moves into the future Fanshawe's teachers and staff has been taking part in an annual review of the college's academic plan as of late. The series of forums, called Conversations with the Vice-Presid... Read more

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Salmonella strikes at Western
UWO was recently faced with a problem at one of their on-campus cafeterias when a Salmonella outbreak infected over 100 people, but before the tests come back positive, it's preventative measures that make the difference. Since the outbreak the ... Read more

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Helicopter parents are causing problems
A recent study done by the National Survey of Student Engagement, an Indiana based research agency, has shown that frequent parental intervention might be as good as it is bad. “There's been a lot of press in the US about over-involved par... Read more

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These ladies keep the laughs Canadian
Next time your parents break up a late night jam session, or tell you that you shouldn't be making light of a serious situation, you can now point out a couple people who are making those two things mainstream. Hayley Gratto and Chelsea Manders,... Read more

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Runners bring home medals from Nationals
After winning the OCAA finals by a single point, the men's cross-country team was just hoping they'd be able to hang onto their Ontario crown at the Nationals, but they exceeded even their own expectations. The 10-member team finished third,... Read more

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Meatless meals make for yummy choices at Fanshawe
Vegetarian options expand, as more meatless eaters dine on campus Options haven't been a problem when it comes to eating on campus, and that's good news, because food services have said that this years ‘in-food' seems to be the v... Read more

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Bottom line is top priority for FC
Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment make earning a profit look easy; winning, not so much. The Argonauts were founded in 1873, the Leafs have been in the NHL's since its inception in 1917. Both the Blue Jays, 1977, and Raptors, 1995, provided br... Read more

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UWO students protest campus blood drive
In reaction to Canadian Blood Services policy on donations from gay men, a group of UWO students took part in a protest against a blood donor clinic on Western's campus. The group, Standing Against Queer Discrimination, were speaking out against... Read more

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Lindros' donates to Fowler
Former NHL all-star Eric Lindros' donation of $5 million to the Fowler-Kennedy Clinic will shoot funds at the Fanshawe clinic on campus. Lindros, famous as much for his concussion problems as for his hockey skills, announced the donation hand-in... Read more

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Student housing a neighbourhood headache
A London planning committee approval for a student complex near Fanshawe is drawing mixed reactions from both the college and local residents alike. The planning committee approved the construction of a 14-storey student housing complex on First and... Read more

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Falcon captains win CCAA honours
After leading the men's soccer team to their first championship appearance in three years, captain Greg Remjin, has ended the season on a high note after having won three awards in November. Remjin, a third-year business marketing student, was ... Read more

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Are true rivalries a thing of the past?
It's been almost 30-years since the Toronto Maple Leafs have met the Montréal Canadiens in the Stanley Cup playoffs, not since the 1978-79 season when the Habs swept the blue-and-white in the quarter-finals have the two butted heads in the post-s... Read more

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Flu season is here and so are the needles
It's that time of the year again, as the temperature drops below freezing and people huddle indoors in droves, it becomes the perfect breeding ground for a relatively common, but nonetheless painfully serious illness: the flu. The flu, or influe... Read more

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Fanshawe hosts OCMC
The annual Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition will be hosted by Fanshawe this year, marking only the second time in the competitions 27-year history that the college will play host. On November 15 students from across the province will gather at... Read more

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Mugging puts spotlight on campus safety
A recent mugging puts women's safety in question A recent robbery just off campus has raised a few questions, mainly, what Fanshawe's female population can do to make sure they avoid any similar attacks. The robbery occurred on November 4... Read more

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Fanshawe students to canvass for food on Fleming
Some Fanshawe students are hoping to give the college some good press from Fleming with a holiday season food drive. Jairus Patterson, a television broadcast student, is trying to build on a program he started last year by collecting food from the p... Read more

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Around the world in one week
Student Rwandan films to debut during iWeek Preparations for the first ever Fanshawe International Week, or iWeek, is in full swing and includes forums, feature films and some good ethnic food, which will start on November 12. As part of the coll... Read more

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Fanshawe grad bring home the gold
Fanshawe graduate, Trevor Morris, won what he calls a ‘surprise' Emmy earlier this year for his work on the popular TV mini-series, “The Tudors.” Morris, who graduated in 1990 from the Music Industry Arts program, won the 2007 ... Read more

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Kegs seized in police raid near campus
As downtown bars empty, costume clad patrons take to the street Fanshawe students found themselves on the wrong side of the law after they had their alcohol seized from a house party near the college on Prosperity Court. On October 27 London Poli... Read more

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Argos poised for Grey Cup run
Amidst all the recent talk of an NFL team moving to Toronto, the CFL's Argonauts have quietly taken first place in the East. I know that, personally, it kind of snuck up on me. A lot of fans almost gave up on the team making the Grey Cup finals,... Read more

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Cross-Country aiming high at Nationals
After a silver medal finish at last year's Cross-Country Nationals in Red Deer, the men's team are hoping for the same Alberta luck in Grand Prairie. The men's team won their seventh OCAA title in 25 years, the most by any college, in Ki... Read more

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Feathers will fly at Pillow Fight League
Despite what most people originally think when they hear of the Pillow Fight League (PFL), both the creator and participants' stress that it's less of a game, and more of a sport. “For me it ties into being a life-long fight fan; like ... Read more

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Canadians on the main stage
It's a special day indeed when one of the biggest performers in a championship game not called the Stanley Cup is a Canadian. When Eric Gagne won the Cy Young award with MLB's Los Angeles Dodgers in 2003, becoming only the second Canadian to... Read more

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Channeling your inner psychic, skeptic or not
Depending on whom you speak with it can be either a gift or a gag. But to Dan Valkos it's a career. But for someone who both hosts a psychic show every Sunday and teaches psychic development workshops across the country, he started out as a non-... Read more

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Students making negative name for themselves
Although the parties subsided last weekend in the neighbourhoods surrounding Fanshawe's campus, the school's name has been tarnished by the many run-ins over the past month-and-a-half. “This past weekend there were no reported problems... Read more

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University a health hazard?
A recent study done at the University of Alberta has shown that going away to university may be bad for a students' wellbeing. But according to the study, which focused on eating disorders, mainly binge-eating, with first-year female students li... Read more

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Fanshawe student wins $10,000
Fanshawe student Nita Dunn was announced as the winner of this year's Bootlegger Generation B Scholarship for Life. The $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to a young-adult who is involved in activities and projects that strengthen their tie... Read more

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Fanshawe in talks to open performing arts centre
Performing arts centre could bring back Fanshawe's now cancelled Theatre Arts Technical Production program Fanshawe is hoping plans for the construction of a new performing arts centre in the downtown core will bring both the city and college ... Read more

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Rock not rolling this year
It was only a few short years ago that hockey fans watched an entire season cancelled because of a labour dispute, and now lacrosse fans are facing the same ordeal. The NHL lockout was the first time an entire season had been cancelled in the North ... Read more

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Movie makers can win some money
FutureFlick contest offers $5,000 award A contest being run by the Ontario Research and Innovation Optical network (ORION) could win students up to $2,500. FutureFlick is a digital video contest that asks students to create a digital short that d... Read more

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Condom technology expands for extra small/large customers
Perhaps it's the next best thing since sliced bread or, at the very least, it's a conversation starter, but a German research company is in the testing phase of a new spray-on condom. The Institute for Condom-Guidance, located in Baden-Württ... Read more

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College pleads with students to lay off partying, Facebook
Fanshawe getting a bad name over infamous partying and police are on the look out Fanshawe college is once again under media scrutiny after another party got out of hand in a student-housing area near Fanshawe, this time resulting in multiple stab... Read more

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Leafs Blake faced with the long road
The curtain has barely lifted on the new NHL season and already the Toronto Maple Leafs are watching the revolving doors start spinning on their sickbay. But this time around their marquee player isn't dealing with a broken orbital bone, back sp... Read more

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Liberals win another majority in Ontario
With just over 4.4 million voters turning out, an all-time low in Ontario, to cast a ballot in the provincial elections, the Liberal Party rolled to its second consecutive majority government winning 71 of the 107 seats available across the province.... Read more

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Who needs coffee when you could have chocolate
With twice as much caffeine as a Red Bull, a new high energy chocolate bar is being advertised as a more affordable way of increasing mental and physical levels to help us keep up with our fast-paced lifestyles. The chocolate, called Red Rush, was s... Read more

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Crackdown on speeding to cost violators lots of cash
The provincial governments recent legislative push to crack down on street racing is actually a lot more inclusive than most people assume. “It's not the speeding laws that have changed,” said Sgt. Tom O'Brien from the London Pol... Read more

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Student wins Millennium scholarship
Chances are you've met her, or at the very least seen her working on campus selling tickets to students and always with a ready smile. But there is definitely more to Tegan Moss that meets the eye. Moss is one of the 100 Canadian students to win... Read more

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Rugby Canada hitting its stride as men fall in in Worlds
For the first time in its history, the Canadian men's rugby team has left the Rugby World Cup without a single win. Though never a dominating team on the world stage, the Canucks have managed to hold their own since their appearance at the inaug... Read more

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Cross-country teams prepared for provincials
It's just past the midway point of the cross-country season, and the Fanshawe cross country team has high hopes that both the men's and women's squads will be making it to the Nationals. “The boys are really hoping to get to the Na... Read more

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Remember to vote
On October 10, political decision-day, Ontario will head to the polls in order to cast two very important ballots. The first vote will be as part of the provincial election, where, as in most years, it comes down to the Liberals, Progressive Conserv... Read more

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Fanshawe students at it again on Fleming
Fleming Drive party a fond farewell Fanshawe students living on Fleming Drive near the school were so impressed with the College and London Police Services' Project LEARN that they decided to throw it a going away party. The project, which en... Read more

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Fanshawe needs better communication for cancelled classes
Sticky-note annoyance: Getting to class on time only to have your class canceled is a concern. In all likelihood it will happen to a student once, maybe twice a term. Upon arriving, enthusiastically, or not, to one of their classes they'll be ... Read more

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Close up on binge drinking
The National Centre on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) found that 1.8 million American college students currently meet the criteria for substance abuse and alcohol dependence, which is two-and-a-half times the 8.5 per cent of the general populat... Read more

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McDonald Golden for the Jays?
John McDonald for Golden Glove? It's a nice thought, but I'm thinking it's highly unlikely. Don't get me wrong, not only is McDonald an amazing person, but the shortstop has played exceptionally well for the Toronto Blue Jays as of l... Read more

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Athletics and Alcohol - counterproductive?
If there's one quality that women tend to find repugnant on men, it's man-boobs. Just writing that makes me laugh, because you know that once your boyfriend can fit into your bra, you have a definite problem. Now did you know that heavy drin... Read more

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You have more than one vote this election
The referendum will affect all Ontario voters When you go to vote on October 10 this year, you may be surprised to know that, for the first time since 1924, Ontarians are being faced with a referendum. “What a lot of students don't real... Read more

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Fanshawe teams up with Yahoo! Canada
Fanshawe's the first college or university to partner with the popular search engine Some of Fanshawe's marketing students are going to be gaining invaluable industry experience through a partnership between the college and Yahoo! Canada. ... Read more

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Project LEARN wraps up after month-long check-ups on Fleming Dr.
On September 29 Project LEARN came to a close for the term, but that does not mean the police will stop patrolling student-housing areas. The initiative, formally known as Project Speakeasy, was created to help London Police Services, UWO and Fansha... Read more

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Booze flow more freely in Western Canada
Canadians like their beer, or at least that's what we're lead to believe. And now a cross-country survey has shown exactly which provinces house the heavy drinkers, and it's become obvious that some Canadians appreciate their alcohol more... Read more

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The next Gretzky, again
When I was 15-years old I was attending high school at home in Toronto between hanging out at the mall, spending my weekends learning to drink with friends, and periodically doing homework. John Tavares is 15-years-old and he's already had an &l... Read more

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New faces behind the bench
The men's volleyball team saw the introduction of a new coach earlier this month in the form of former Falcon's captain and MVP Josh Westgate. The team is hoping that the former player will help lead the team to a title on home court this com... Read more

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New club makes big start at Fanshawe
Joining the ranks of Fanshawe clubs this year is one that is based on helping others and networking, as the college gets a Rotaract Club on campus. As an arm of Rotary International that is found predominantly on university and college campuses worl... Read more

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Students speak out on campus parking fines
Littering a roadway, parking in a reserved space, disobey an official sign, failure to yield to pedestrian and an improper right turn. On paper none of those infractions look all that bad, but in practice campus security can charge you a grand total ... Read more

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London-Fanshawe candidates square off in Forwell
With only a few short weeks before the election, Fanshawe College hosted an all-candidates forum for the London-Fanshawe riding. Members from all four parties were on hand and included Progressive Conservative representative Jim Chapman, the New Dem... Read more

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Art or arrest-worthy: Graffiti is making it's mark in London
The lines have been drawn, quite literally in fact. Over the past weekend a group of volunteers hit the streets in London as part of the second annual Go-Graffiti-Go day in the hopes of wiping some of the more unsightly tags from walls and fences ac... Read more

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‘Pinball' Clemons gives back through youth-initiative
With all the bad press football, and football players, have been getting recently, it's good to see that one of the Canadian Football League's most recognizable faces is still making a difference in our communities. Michael ‘Pinball... Read more

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Canadian hockey was at it's best in 1972 Summit Series
Imagine it's 1972, the Cold War is in full swing; Miracle on Ice has yet to take place, and hockey supremacy still belongs, undeniably, to Canada. We're not usually known as an egotistical country, not in the tooting-ones-own-horn sense that ... Read more

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Residence students less trouble than previous years
With everyone's attention focused on the off-campus student housing on Fleming Drive at the moment, it's pretty easy to overlook both the Peregrine and Falcon residence on campus. The residences, which between them house about 800 mostly fir... Read more

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Police break up “huge” weekend party
Fleming getting a bad rap for out of control parties A party held off-campus on Fleming Drive, a popular student-housing complex near the college, attracted quite a bit of unwanted attention last weekend. The house in question made the news after... Read more

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Fleming party makes headlines
What most likely started as a harmless party ended up making the headlines, as two Fanshawe students face charges after police were called in to deal with an out-of-hand crowd on Fleming Drive last Saturday. “What we understand is, according t... Read more

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Doors Open London coming
Part of settling into life in college, and a new city, for out-of-town freshman is learning a little bit about their new town. Luckily, Doors Open London can provide students with a little historical insight into the city's past and present. The... Read more

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Band creeping their way to ‘Funshawe'
New Music Night on Friday, September 21 will be playing host to something much more than a band, a performance that's more of a show than anything, when it welcomes The Creepshow to the stage. The group, which has been together for about four ye... Read more

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Cashing in on Leaf drama
I'm slightly confused as to the Leafs most recent trade, which included the now suspended, forward Mark Bell. As far as the media is concerned, he was foisted on the team by the Sharks in an ‘It's him and Toskala or no Toskala at all... Read more

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Falcons soccer on the right track
By publication time, both the women and men's soccer teams will have named their teams for the upcoming season. That comes after over a week of tryouts for both squads. The men's side, coached by Paul D'Hollander, is hoping to build on l... Read more

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Mobile set to rock Fanshawe during Frosh
They have only been a few short weeks removed from their US tour and American release of their album, Tomorrow Starts Today, and Mobile are already back in the studio recording their second album. The Montréal-bred, Toronto-based band is finally hit... Read more

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How much are you worth?
If you've ever wanted to know how much you're worth, we've found the website for you. Through much research (well...Thursday night web-surfing while watching “Grey's Anatomy” DVDs kind of counts as research) the editorial ... Read more

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Elections coming to campus
In preparation for the upcoming provincial elections, the college is setting up advanced voter registration, as well as voting on-campus for students and staff. The registration dates are September 17 and 18, and a booth will be set up in both resid... Read more

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110 hardhats donated to students
All 110 first-year students in Fanshawe's Carpentry Techniques program received a hardhat from the London Home Builders' Association last Wednesday.

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Fanshawe one of three colleges to get Autism program
Fanshawe's introduction to the new Autism and Behavioural Science's program pretty much appeared over night, or as near to it as possible. Fanshawe was one of three Ontario colleges chosen in March of this year to receive a collaborative $5... Read more

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Police target noisy, drunk students
It's not a new program, but it has been renamed. “Project Speakeasy,” which started in 2005, is now being called Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise (L.E.A.R.N.). The initiative, which operates during the months of September a... Read more

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Students take colleges to court
Lawyers say hidden fees went against two-year tuition freeze It's believed to be the largest class-action suit ever launched against Ontario's colleges, and we're all involved. The plaintiffs are challenging that the 24 Ontario colleg... Read more

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Badminton awarded for good deed
Fanshawe's involvement in the 2005 World Transplant Games is now providing the college with a brand new scholarship. The College has made a concerted effort to give back to the local community and from the athletic department that means a lot of... Read more

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Film students bring Rwandan tragedy home
A group of Fanshawe students recently returned from a Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded trip to Rwanda with the hope that the footage they shot while in the re-building nation will help raise awareness about some of the country&... Read more

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Arresting designation for Fanshawe Security
Once the school year starts up again, Fanshawe's special constables will, much like this years group of freshmen, be facing its first year on campus. Fanshawe has become the first Ontario college to award their security officers ‘Special C... Read more

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