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10 Things I Know About You...Abigirl goes with the flow
Abigirl Chakabveyo is a second year Business Human Resources student. Abigirl is old enough to get into the bar, loves bowling, playing tennis, and having a good time with friends. She is also a member of the newly formed Human Resources Community at... Read more

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Paralympian looking to inspire kids
Growing up in a wheelchair can be rough for kids when their classmates don't understand — it can make them feel different. Paralympian Bradley Bowden, remembers this feeling. While he says he was “picked on like any able-bodied kid&... Read more

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Strike vote date set
After months of negotiations, the Ontario Public Services Employees Union has set a union wide strike vote date for January 13. Negotiations broke off on December 15 in Toronto. “We had no alternative but to organize a strike vote as a sign o... Read more

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Safer roads plan means double the fines
As 2010 gets underway, drivers need to be wary of their road habits as fines for traffic infractions are now doubled. This new policy applies to both those fines handed out in court and roadside fines, said Sgt. Tom O'Brien of London Police Serv... Read more

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Gift exchange receives 86 presents for teens
Thanks to the generosity of London's communicators, 86 teens under the care of the Children's Aid Society of London and Middlesex had gifts under the tree for them to open on Christmas Day. That was the final tally of gifts donated in an ann... Read more

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Law Talk: Top three criminal law myths
1. MYTH: Drunk driving is not a serious offence This is one of the more common misconceptions about the law, and the truth is often devastating to an accused that is caught off guard. This is particularly so when recent changes to the law have made... Read more

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Bus pass credit given soon
After last year's bus strike stress, the question remained as to how students would be compensated for their bus passes. The Fanshawe Student Union confirms that students will receive a credit to their student accounts to make up for not being a... Read more

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Fanshawe students asked to engage in blood war
Blood 101: Canadian Students Saving Lives at Fanshawe College There is a growing need in Canada to inspire young individuals to roll up their sleeves and give blood. As a response to this overwhelming initiative, students from Fanshawe College ar... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Good food, good cheer, good company
Are you looking to add a little more spice to your usual hang out? Look no further as the Poachers Arm's has a little something for everyone's taste. They have various special nights that cater to persons of all ages including college and u... Read more

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Economics for everyone
The Social Science Speakers Series wrapped up in late November with a presentation, “Beyond the Crisis: Why we need a different ‘storyline' about the economy” by Jim Stanford, an economist for the Canadian Auto Workers union, wh... Read more

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Hope's Garden teaming with Fanshawe to offer support group for those with eating disorders
Walking around campus, you will probably notice a wide variety of people…different sizes, different shapes, and different styles. However, today's society, specifically the media, is much less accepting of such diversity and there is an underlyin... Read more

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Career Corner: Launching your career…
Are you ready to launch your career? If so, you may be interested in an internship program. An internship is defined as an extended work placement that allows you to gain career-related experience during or following the completion of your formal edu... Read more

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Open Mike Nite during I-Week – sign-up now open!
International students! Are you dreaming of stardom when you should be memorizing that formula? Maybe you spend your time tapping out tunes on your binder when you should be typing up your notes? Then we need you! If you have a song to play, a joke... Read more

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Provincial scholarships allow students to see the world
How incredible would it be to spend your semester in a foreign country? The students of Fanshawe College could have the chance of a lifetime simply by filling out an application. The Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship is enabli... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Happy New Year for Vancouver's homeless?
Vancouver 2010, the Olympic Games, is arguably going to be the biggest party for the rich of the richest this year. True, pulling it off will be a great achievement. The facilities construction, the athletic training, the media coordination, the cor... Read more

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Politically Charged: HST on the way
After this economically crushing year, it might be some welcome news to hear that, in 2010, analysts predict your income could jump by almost nine per cent and 591,000 net jobs could be created — but you also will be paying more for some goods ... Read more

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Back to School: A new brand of learning for generation y-ers
The topic came up during lunch last semester: what's with all these students playing on their laptops or BlackBerries during class? Are they rude, spoiled or both? How can they ever learn if they don't pay attention? Ah yes, kids these days.... Read more

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Take the power back: 2010 shaping up to be a Canadian riot
Welcome to 2010: Shit's about to hit the fan. This year will be a defining year for people living in the colonized territories of so-called “Canada.” This will be the year the comfortable, neutral, liberal, middle ground evaporates an... Read more

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Life's Like That: Helping you achieve your resolutions
The holidays have been a blast, but it's time to put down the sugar cookies and get back to class. An entirely fresh semester full of lectures, assignments, readings, beer pong and flip cup awaits you; leaving little time for those New Year's... Read more

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My “English” education: Oh how you leave me toiled and troubled
There's a reason I changed my major. As much as I love good old Billy S., Dickens, the Bronte sisters, and even Christie, I just couldn't do it anymore. I couldn't justify pretending to “read” into something that I didn't ... Read more

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Call me old-fashioned but...
Looking for YOUR weekly dose of reality? No sugar added, of course! Imbued with a brand new concept, Rose Cora Perry, creator of the music insight/advice column, “So You Wanna be in a Rock Band?,” has resurrected her career as a columnis... Read more

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The poetry of life and circumstance
An inspiration. One thought. All it takes to do something right. To encourage. Encourage yourself. While teaching others to do the same. Not to fight. But love. And play. To play fairly. And not judge. To criticize. Is never accepted. Nor tolerated. ... Read more

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Green Living: Enjoy winter weather the green way
Canada has been labelled as an extremely disappointing contributor to gas emission decrease goals. This basically means we are far less eco-friendly than other countries around the globe and it is almost embarrassing what this country is bringing to ... Read more

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Fanshawe grad Brady in it for the long haul
If it wasn't for Fanshawe College, former student and singer-songwriter Jillian Brady says she would “probably be drunk in a karaoke bar somewhere singing the same song over and over again!” This young songstress was a 2008 graduate ... Read more

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Arkells reaching for the rings
Arkells are the biggest up-and-comers in the country. So good, they are going to compete at next year's Winter Olympics. When I say “compete,” I'm referring to what lead singer Max Kerman has planned, “We are going to hang o... Read more

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Rawkin: Bagpipes bring new life to the Out Back!
For the last Free New Music Friday in the Out Back Shack of 2009, Fanshawe was treated to The Standstills and The Mudmen! Another diverse and free night of music, socializing and fun! Who They Are: The Standstills are a two-piece band that formed ... Read more

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Very pretty but fairly plain
Courtney Farquhar: Nowhere I'd Rather Be Canadian singer/songwriter Courtney Farquhar's debut album, Nowhere I'd Rather Be, is lovely music — the kind that will remind you of spring right in the middle of this sometimes-bleak win... Read more

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Roots and Rain polished but uncohesive album
Howard Gladstone: Roots and Rain Toronto-based musician Howard Gladstone describes himself as a “latecomer, climbing to catch up.” His newest record titled Roots and Rain is an ambitious 13-track disc, and an interesting look into his... Read more

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You never knew you loved... Dark cabaret offers a unique listening experience
The words “cabaret,” “burlesque,” and “vaudeville” usually conjure images of the bawdy theatre of the early twentieth century, appealing to the working class and struggling to compete against the rising popularity ... Read more

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Avatar inspirational
Avatar (2009) Cameron brings magic back to the movies in Avatar, an exhilarating sci-fi special effects showcase. Set in the year 2154, the story follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington), a wheelchair bound war veteran who enters the avatar program fo... Read more

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A different kind of flick
Up In The Air (2009) The “happily-ever-after” ending most people dream of couldn't be more opposite to the way Ryan Bingham (George Clooney) has decided to live his life. Travelling the world most days of the year, his full-time jo... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: The top 100 films of the past decade (#100 to 81)
While our regular Cinema Connoisseur Allen Gaynor is off recovering from H1N1.5 (a slightly more serious version of the pandemic), his twin brother Sal Gaynor has agreed to help out. Over the next five issues of the Interrobang, Sal will be counting ... Read more

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Trinnear starts new year as Much's newest VJ
As the new year starts, most people are looking to visit the gym a little more or deciding to hit the books instead of the bars. Liz Trinnear, winner of MuchMusic's VJ 2.0 contest, is just hoping she doesn't end up flat on her face as she li... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Tunes to look forward to in 2010
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. While others may sometimes forget, I've been keeping in mind that I'm not obligated to write about music. I just love it! I don't even keep up with my siblings birthday... Read more

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Top albums of 2009
Another year is upon us, and with 2009's closing an entire new year of music awaits. The examination of ones past can allow insight into the future and there should always be a soundtrack to both. 10. KiD CuDi — Man on the Moon: The End o... Read more

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Resolutions – if it makes you happy, do it
It's resolutions' season! If you already find yourself drowning in a sea of “shoulds” or chastising yourself for last year's failed attempts at improvement — stop. Resolutions are not a punishment, nor should they be. B... Read more

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Lola launches concert series for 2010
For the fourth consecutive year, Lola is launching what is expected to be an unforgettable concert series. Beginning Friday, January 22, Lola presents its 2010 concert series at Museum London along side Australian jazz trio The Necks and special gue... Read more

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Expect Reistance a captivating read
Expect Resistance When I first discovered Expect Resistance, the third and latest book released by the CrimethInc Ex-Workers Collective, I chose to read the black ink only and skipped over the portions of the book printed in red. Then I read only ... Read more

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Interwebology: Private parts made public
Sex is great, isn't it? Sex is everywhere. It's in TV shows, movies, advertisements, magazines. Every media source that can make itself in some way sexy seems to aspire to do so, because research tells them that we like it. That must mean it... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Be SMART
Everyone say it with me, 20-10. It's hard to believe isn't it? It's been an interesting year, let alone decade, with all the Michael Jackson and Tiger Woods hoopla. Luckily for Tiger, he's got a new year ahead of him to get off on the... Read more

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Food for Thought: Stepping in the right direction for successful 2010 goals
The plentiful feasts of Christmas have come and gone and it's a brand new year to start eating clean and healthy again. For some people, New Years Day begins a train of overwhelming thoughts for self improvement strategies and desirable goals to ... Read more

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Love Lola: Nice guy, bad guy and study pals
Dear Lola, I have a friend who is a dedicated student but doesn't get the best marks. She doesn't always understand the material and she tends to “freeze-up” in exams. Since I am not struggling with school, I have somehow become ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) All requests are reasonable when you know that you won't be denied. Your vitality suggests to others that you must be doing something right. Blast your way into the weekend and claim it for your own. Taurus (April ... Read more

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On the road with Falcon hoopsters
A winning team is defined by the success of that team, and how the players work as a team. Road games prove to be the truest test for teams. When they play in a different gym, atmosphere, and have a crowd cheering against them, now you are against th... Read more

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New Year, better results top resolution for volleyball squads
The New Year is upon us and it would seem that it is a time of change. The New Year is when resolutions are made, when people turn a new leaf, when the world seems to be a different place. We feel as if we can take on the world, like no challenge can... Read more

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The best of MMA in 2009
As 2009 came to a close we have seen many wars, many upsets and many awesome knockouts inside the MMA world. In the UFC we have the most dominant list of champions perhaps ever, and we'll see if they can continue that into 2010. For now though, I... Read more

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Motoring: Kia Forte compact car with nice price
Thanks to the downwards economy this past year, the compact car segment has had one of its best year ever. Instead of buying mid-sized sedans like the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord, people bought cheaper cars like the Hyundai Elantra and the Maz... Read more

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: Cold saps battery power
Every cold snap it happens - dead batteries. Modern batteries rely on a chemical reaction in order to produce power. Colder temperatures have the effect of slowing down this reaction, resulting in a dramatic drop in the power available to start your... Read more

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NFL Czar: Four teams to beat in the playoffs
After a wild and crazy season, it is finally time for the NFL Playoffs. Is there any better time of year for us football fans? Over the course of the year, there have been many memorable games, and also a ton of huge upsets that have kept all NFL fan... Read more

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