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10 Things I Know About You...Yasmine’s passions diverse
Yasmine is a very outgoing individual in her first year of Early Childhood Education. Yasmine loves to make new friends and make people happy, loves writing poetry and can’t live without music. 1. Why are you here? To get an education to become su... Read more

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College transportation building to be green
Fanshawe is set to build one of the most advanced transportation training centres in the country come March 2011. On Friday, November 20, a groundbreaking announcement was made at the demolished construction site located at 1764 Oxford St. East, the... Read more

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

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

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Career Corner: Negotiating a starting salary
Congratulations, you’ve just set up an interview for the job of your dreams. You’ve done your research on the employer, are confident on how to handle yourself in the interview, but how are you with negotiating a starting salary? Unfortunately, fewer... Read more

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Overseas work experience opens doors
For the next three years, the International Department is offering five Global Edge Scholarships per year to financially support students who have already done the work to secure an entrepreneurial overseas work placement to complement their program ... Read more

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Girls just want to have fun
The Canadian Cancer Society has launched a Girls Night In campaign to support research for cancers that affect women. The campaign officially launched on July 14 of this year as a new fundraising initiative that not only supports a fantastic cause, ... Read more

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

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: A conspiracy to cure gift fatigue
Soon, the last issue of the Interrobang before Christmas 2009 will be in student cafeterias and lounging spaces. With holiday break less than a month away I find myself already starting to think about buying and giving presents for Christmas. There ... Read more

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Back to School: Second Career opens doors and possibilities
Back on Aug. 27, just a week before the fall semester started, Fanshawe College hosted a Return to School Seminar for all us “oldies” returning to college after a long time. It was an interesting day, hosted by an energetic instructor and other speak... Read more

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Green Living: How do you know what you are if you don’t know what you’re eating?
For the past couple of weeks, I have been studying genetically-modified foods: i.e. foods that have been scientifically altered by mixing the DNA of organisms in order to adopt certain “beneficial” traits. Some examples of added qualities to our food... Read more

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Life’s Like That: Some thrifty ideas for Christmas
The time has come to begin comprising your X-mas list, finish up your semester and head home. For many of us this is a highly anticipated and well deserved trip, for others this time of year brings new stresses and anxieties. For me the stress stems... Read more

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Why compromise so young?
In North America, more than half of marriages end up in divorce. In a survey conducted with NBC, one in five people have cheated in their relationships. We live in a society with an extended adolescence spanning well into a person’s twenties. This al... Read more

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No light at the end of tunnel
Students all around the world are standing up to the new age ideology that is spreading across the western world, where we, the students, believe education is in question. We are being taken advantage of. Our rights are being manipulated and our edu... Read more

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What can men do to get what they want in the sack?
I found a November 23 Interrobang issue 14 opinion piece titled “How to get everything you want and need in the bedroom” by Ivana Pelisek a little biased. Not a single mention of how men can get what they want in bed! But you can’t blame the author, ... Read more

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Letter to the editor: Ride flag angers student
Dear Editor: It has been several days now with no busses running. I, being a student at Fanshawe, am having difficulties getting to school. I had a vehicle and sold it a month ago thinking I lived in the city and wouldn’t need it. Now I regret that ... Read more

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Take the power back: Snuffing out the Olympic flame
This Christmas Eve will mark a very sad day in the history of London. It is on this night that a propaganda tool, which originated in Germany as a means of spreading fascism, will be paraded proudly through the streets of our city, and cheered on by ... Read more

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Student 2 Business... thinking long term!
Hey Fanshawe, opportunity is knocking! The annual Student-2-Business Networking Event was launched in January, 2008 to address local business concerns about access to talent by providing students the opportunity to make connections with the business... Read more

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Letter to the editor: Debt free students in 2010
Dear Editor: GM, it seems is, emerging from bankruptcy. That was fast! And if they can do it we can do it. In Canada and the U.S. everyone is in hock up to his eyebrows. But some of us have jobs and assets. Not students. If anyone deserves debt rel... Read more

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The oxymoron of being both a female musician and a feminist
A few years back, I received the biggest insult of my life to date in regards to my career as a professional musician. Some random dude decided to send me a message which said that the only reason as to why I’ve had any success as an artist is becaus... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: 2010 music looking lean
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Is the transit strike over yet? I have to write this column a week in advance, and I understandably have no way of knowing as I write this. I do know what a segue-way is, though...... Read more

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You never knew you loved... Unblack Metal hits wrong chord for un-followers
Certain branches of metal have long suffered controversy and criticism by people who find their darkness distasteful. Frequent themes of Satanism and antitheism, stage shows that emphasize blood and violence, and occasional associations with such ext... Read more

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This album could break your heart
MONTREAL (CUP) – Music for Men, the newest album from the three-piece American soul-punk band Gossip – formerly The Gossip – closely follows their previous Standing in the Way of Control with danceable, punk-laced tracks. Although there is still that... Read more

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Rawkin: Thrashing head-banging party in Forwell Hall
This past Friday’s New Music Night, the metal heads, and head banging, thrashing, moshing population of Fanshawe came together for a night of demonic voices, great music and a big party! Although this particular night had a cover, priced at a student... Read more

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Soothing sounds of Dala memorable
“[Songwriting] is cheaper than therapy,” wrote Dala, a GTA-born singer-songwriter duo comprised of Sheila Carabine and Amanda Walther. “Everybody has different ways of dealing with their private, personal challenges. For us, songwriting is the thing ... Read more

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Huston reinvents original Dickens
Fanshawe Student Union in conjunction with the Fringe Theatre has joined forces for a memorable holiday experience. On Friday December 4, the London Convention Centre is holding a special production of A Christmas Carol. John D. Huston will play th... Read more

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

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Cinema Connoisseur: Horror film delivers the baked goods
The Gingerdead Man (2005) Mix two teaspoons of ground cinnamon, a half of a teaspoon of baking soda, two teaspoons of ground ginger, and one Gary Busey portraying a blood thirsty killer, and what do you have? This week’s selection, The Gingerdead ... Read more

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New Moon worth seeing despite the hype
New Moon (2009) The second installment of the Twilight Saga had expectations running high and unfortunately did not live up to the hype. With mediocre graphics and mediocre acting, especially by lead character Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart), New Moo... Read more

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Moore at it again
Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Capitalism: A Love Story is the latest documentary by well renowned film artist Michael Moore that begins with footage of American citizens being forced from their homes by the law for having unpaid bills. The movie... Read more

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STP take control of JLC
Stone Temple Pilots front man Scott Weiland (former singer of Velvet Revolver) was on autopilot as his band rocked the John Labatt Centre on Thursday November 19. Greeted by 4,800 fans, STP took to the stage with Weiland taking centre stage looking ... Read more

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Why is Hollywood scared of queer culture?
MONTREAL (CUP) – What’s the deal with Hollywood? It’s a town built on the reputation of such liberal ideals, yet it’s so afraid of the lending voice to the gay and lesbian community. Sadly, the term “homosexual” still holds negative connotations with... Read more

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Interwebology: When the news becomes the news
Google currently holds 65 per cent of the search engine market share. Many sites that provide hosting also offer tutorials on how to make pages more searchable in order to increase traffic. More traffic means more publicity, visibility, and more mone... Read more

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Press ‘START’: For those about to rock
If you are one of the few people left who has never played Rock Band, why not? It is available for the PlayStation 3, the Xbox and the Wii. It is now available for hand-held devices like the PSP and iPhone, too. It is not about musical ability – you ... Read more

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1UP: A gaming community, respawned
TORONTO (CUP) – In the back of a Ryerson University pub, Greg Beard connects the wires from a projector into what looks like an old, grey typewriter. The projection on the wall is the familiar maze from the retro Pac-Man games, but Beard says this on... Read more

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Love Lola: Bi’s and boyfriends
Dear Lola, I have a boyfriend and we just moved in together and signed a one-year lease. Recently he has been mistreating me; ordering me around, and all out treating me like crap. Even his mother and brother have noticed and have told me to leave h... Read more

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Food for Thought: No Christmas is complete without healthy holiday treats
It’s my favourite time of the year! Christmas holidays are just around the corner, and I can’t wait for the lights, holiday music, and colourful decorations that come along with them. Heck, I’ll even tolerate a bout of snow for a few weeks, so long a... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Let others do the recruiting. Your job is to process those who are already convinced. Aries is comfortable and even inspired within familiar territory. Go as fast as safety allows. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You’re tr... Read more

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Another stunning Victoria’s Secret show
The annual Victoria’s Secret fashion show, circa 2001, is one of the most fabulously anticipated fashion shows of the year and this year was no exception. The 2009 show hosted by Heidi Klum featured some of the most extravagant lingerie designs yet,... Read more

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Packing tips whether you’re headed north or south of the Equator
Winter holidays are right around the corner, and although I’m not cramming for finals this year, I am still looking forward to a Christmas vacation. So far, I have already been lucky enough to have travelled to some of the world’s biggest fashion cap... Read more

Sports

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Falcon men dominate Humber Hawks in hoops
In what was clearly an early season statement game, the Fanshawe Falcons men’s team defended home court with a vigour knocking-off rival Humber 52-41 in a defensive tussle to improve the Falcons record to a perfect 6-0. Entering the game the Falcons... Read more

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Humber women upset Falcons in basketball
A promising night turned out to be an exercise in frustration as the Fanshawe Falcons women’s basketball team fell to Humber 72-53, dropping their record to 3-2. The Falcon’s entered the game feeling confident and relaxed and appeared to have a favo... Read more

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Howes loving volleyball
Playing volleyball for the last seven years has helped earn Derek Howes a volleyball entrance scholarship to play on the Fanshawe varsity team.

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Season reaches halfway point
Nearly half way into the 2009-2010 volleyball season the men’s team is currently sitting in a six way tie for fourth, while the women’s team finds themselves in a six way tie for third. So as we look forward let’s look back on what’s been happening t... Read more

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What a difference a win makes
UFC 106 was an event that didn’t even have the fights it was expected too. With injuries to Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin, the card was left in shambles, and the co-main event with Tito Ortiz and Mark Coleman was scrapped when Coleman was injured and... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Trials and tribulations of surgery
Many of us have experienced some form of surgery at one point in our lives. Some of us have had reconstructive surgery, replacement surgery and some have even undergone cosmetic surgery. When it comes to athletes in particular, their risks for suffer... Read more

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Motoring: Mazda’s much improved flashy and full-tilt trifecta
More exotic, and with a sharper-looking derričre, ladies and gentleman, what you’re seeing this week is Mazda’s new speed3. While mechanically she hasn’t changed much from the car she replaced, physically, her looks have been more than a little tweak... Read more

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: Getting it right
Choosing a repair shop is not easy. You have to depend on the expertise the shop has available. In the old days cars were relatively simple. The technology was mechanical, not electronic. As a tech, mechanical repairs are relatively easy because they... Read more

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NFL Czar: NFC playoff picture should clear up in week 13
Let’s be honest. Other than the Minnesota Vikings and the New Orleans Saints, how many teams in the National Football Conference thrill you? The Dallas Cowboys fade in December. The Philadelphia Eagles are wildly inconsistent. The New York Giants hav... Read more

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