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10 Things I Know About You... Johnny a social creature
Johnny Coulthard is a second year manufacturing engineering student who is 5'9”, athletic and sociable. Johnny referees competitive soccer, rides both a bicycle and a motorcycle. Johnny is devoted to everything he's involved in a... Read more

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

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Calendar helping build women leaders of tomorrow
University students from all across Canada have brought together 12 internationally renowned athletes and created a calendar. The Antigone Foundation is a Canadian organization that works to support young women's involvement in leadership... Read more

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FIC brings students together
There are lots of challenges in the life of an International student: a new environment, and many questions involving language and cultural barriers. How does an international student survive? Fortunately Fanshawe College does have an Internat... Read more

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Celebrating Religion: Eight days of Hanukkah
The word “Hanukkah” comes from the Hebrew word for dedication. The celebration of Hanukkah marks the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, where it is said that the miracle of one container of oil was witnessed. As told in the T... Read more

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

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Law Talk: Understanding criminal records
What is a criminal record? If you are an adult convicted of a criminal offence in Canada, you will have that conviction recorded in a criminal record. Records are maintained by the RCMP in a centralized database called the Canadian Police In... Read more

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

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Street cred Christmas, God and small beginnings
The origin of Christmas is not difficult to find. It is the story of the birth of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. His birth was told by two reporters, Matthew and Luke. Their accounts are preserved in the Christian Bible under their first names. A... Read more

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Politically Charged: Canada a war criminal?
The transfer of Afghan prisoners or Taliban suspects to Afghan jails by the Canadian military may have led to torture; and Canada may have known about it. The House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa has the guns out, safety off and finger... Read more

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Green Living: Holiday habits that help save resources
If you haven't noticed, this year's weather so far has not quite been what we would expect for a typical November (or December) in London, Ontario. Usually, our winter apparatus is already in full gear as we scrape the ice off our windsh... Read more

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Life's Like That: How to keep cool during exam time
With the day's dwindling until the ‘09 semester ends, the work starts to pile up. We, as students, are expected to adjust and focus our energies on the task at hand, to strive for the best and achieve the best we can. Despite our diffe... Read more

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The death of Santa Claus
Claus. Santa (aka St. Nickolas, Father Christmas, Sinter Klass) died suddenly in the year 2009. Believed to be born in Turkey circa 280 A.D. and later relocated to The North Pole. Survived by his loving wife Mrs. Claus and thousands of toy-build... Read more

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Kenneth, Rwanda and the holidays
Fortunate. That's what I am, that's what you are, whether you realize it or not. It took me a trip to Rwanda to realize it. The land of genocide and Don Cheadle run hotels. At least, that was all I knew of it before my trip. For those... Read more

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Why being drunk doesn't make a case for cheating, vandalism, and other anti-social behaviour
The “but I was drunk excuse” — we've all heard it, we've all accepted it to certain degrees, but as a student of social psychology, I feel it's my duty to dispel any lingering myths regarding its truth value. Suffice... Read more

Lifestyles

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Moneen continues to persevere
Nearly every successful band has lived through a disastrous tour. For Brampton, Ontario's Moneen, theirs involved two van breakdowns in three weeks, leaving members behind to continue on acoustically, a 40 hour drive to reunite the band wi... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Serving up a Christmas tradition
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. I was really surprised the other day when I found out that this is going to be the last issue of Interrobang until the next term. I mean, I know what they say about assuming,... Read more

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You never knew you loved... Klezmer carols a little different for the season
Despite ostensible roots in Christianity, Christmas, for many, is an essentially secular holiday. Even those who use it to commemorate the birth of Jesus freely concede that a brightly decorated tree, brutalized budget, and fat man whose image... Read more

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Celebrity Candy: Celebrity buzz
To tide you over ‘until the New Year, here are the top ten buzz worthy events happening in La-La Land: 1. Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl fame lost his virginity at 18, according to ex-porn star Shauna Sand, fourteen years his senior. I u... Read more

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Dee Great One puts on a show
In an interview with Wayne Gretzky, The Score's Gerry Dee confidently referred to himself as “The Great One.” He quite possibly may have been right. A sports reporter, an investigative journalist, an actor and a stand-up comedi... Read more

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Rawkin: Pop rock and unclassifiable night in the Shack
The Out Back Shack had another free night of awesome diverse music that the students of Fanshawe enjoyed on Friday, November 27. Tympanic graced us with humour, and, for the most part, forgotten elements of what music can be. Moondog Uproar g... Read more

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Twilight saga bunch of hooey
I realize and reluctantly accept that we've become a culture of prepackaged sex in the form of commercials, music, movies, and a mass of other products, but this new craze has gone a little too far. I'm talking, of course, about the li... Read more

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Disney's A Christmas Carol no kids movie
It's holiday time again. Time to be thankful for the things that money can't buy. After all, isn't that the meaning of the holiday season? In the commercialized society we live in today Charles Dicken's story A Christmas Carol, ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Ho, Ho, Hogan!
We're less than a month away from the big day, Christmas, and I couldn't be more excited. I love this time of year. Not because I receive presents. Well, that's not entirely true. Year after year, Hollywood has bestowed great cinem... Read more

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Press ‘START': Going at it alone?
In the last decade or so, with a growing dependence on (or perhaps a reluctance to be without) being connected, most consoles — even handhelds — are making use of either local or Internet connectivity. However, is it always better t... Read more

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Interwebology: The e-commercialization of Christmas
For decades now the fourth Thursday of November has been followed by America's biggest shopping day: Black Friday. With only a week to spare before December officially begins, the New Spirit of Christmas is ushered in with products flying ... Read more

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The actually free, free market
The Fanshawe Social Justice Club hosted another Really Free Market event on Buy Nothing Day. Buy Nothing Day, held on Friday November 27 this year, is an ad busters campaign where for one day people are urged not to buy anything. In keeping up... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Some may cringe at the things you may do or say, but this is your lucky week. Cast aside your silly superstitions and replace with certainty. Anyone who wants to be safe should stick with you. Taurus (April 20 -... Read more

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Re-Vamped fashion show turns heads
The fourth annual Re-Vamped fashion show, put on by Fanshawe's fashion merchandising students, rocked the runway on Thursday, November 26. This was my second year designing for and attending the show, and I have to say, it has only gotten... Read more

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It's my party and I'll wear what I want to!
I can't be the only girl who is guilty of standing in front of an overstuffed closet and exasperatingly exclaiming, “I have nothing to wear!” Time and time again, when the holiday season rolls around, I desperately add “BU... Read more

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Love Lola: Break-ups, hook-ups and re-entry
Dear Lola, This Christmas my manager is having a work party at her house and inviting the whole staff. After closing the store, we're going to order tons of food, drink and play games all night. She's already told us that we're all... Read more

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Food for Thought: Bring a dish that will please the heart and soul
It's getting closer to Christmas time and plenty of Christmas parties are scheduled for the weeks to come. If you happen to be hosting one of these parties, or if you are invited to a potluck, you are probably wondering what you should bri... Read more

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Falcons swat Lions away in basketball
Heading into Lion's den at Lambton, the Fanshawe Falcon's men's basketball team looked to continue their perfect season and improve to 7-0. “Tonight the guys need to come out and show good movement with the ball and their fee... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Stroke's devastating effects
It may not be something the majority of readers are concerned about at such a young age, but it is important to be informed about the number two leading cause of death world wide — stroke. A stroke occurs when blood supply to a portion o... Read more

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Penn facing toughest challenge in Sanchez
A quick scan of current UFC champions and the first words that come to mind are dominance and uniqueness. Each UFC champion has their own special advantages and they use them effectively, which is why they are champions of their divisions. Fo... Read more

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Falcon's searching for right v-ball court combo
Two months into the season and the Fanshawe women's volleyball team is tied for fifth place in a tough West Division with eyes on earning an Ontario College's Athletic Association gold medal.

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: Tick tick tick...
Years ago I met an old time mechanic whose job involved working the printing press at the old Toronto Telegram. He explained that after years of experience on this press he could hear when the machine was running well and when it was off. He ... Read more

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Motoring: One S for sexy, another for speed
Earlier this year, when I testdrove the new Chevrolet Camaro. Saying that I was less than impressed is more than an understatement. Maybe it was because the car I drove was the V6 model, or maybe because it was an automatic - either way, at th... Read more

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NFL Czar: Mark your Christmas calendars for big NFL matchups
It's the time of year for many things. Gifts, turkey dinners and family fellowship all have a home this time of year. It is also time for the run to the NFL Playoffs. During our Christmas break, there are several NFL games that will have a... Read more

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