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10 Things I Know About You...A boot stompin' time
Lee Ann Eccles is a first year food and beverage management student. She says that she comes for a small town. Lee Ann about herself: “Neighbourly and compassionate if you're not an idiot. Shy to begin with, rowdy with friends. There is not... Read more

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Final strike vote results still not in
The final votes on the college's offer to faculty have yet to be calculated. The official count, once all segregated and mail-in votes come in, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24, reported the Ontario Public Service Employees' Union. It ... Read more

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OPSEU local 110 president to step down
Last week Ontario Public Service Employees' Union Local 110 president Paddy Musson announced her decision to step down from her position this upcoming spring. “In old-fashioned union terms, I've paid my dues,” she said. “I&... Read more

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Mass demonstration descend on Olympics
VANCOUVER - Thousands of indigenous people, anti-poverty activists, environmentalists, anarchists, and others converged on Vancouver this past weekend to protest against the 2010 Olympic games. Opponents of the 2010 winter games charged that the Olym... Read more

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Tent village raises awareness for homeless
VANCOUVER - Hundreds of residents of Vancouver's downtown eastside and their supporters held a mass demonstration to demand homes for all, an end to the displacement of downtown eastside residents, and an end to police harassment, ticketing, and ... Read more

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The best music festival in Canada?
CBC Radio 3 has launched a contest to determine exactly what is Canada's Best Music Festival. The Searchlight Contest is a yearly CBC Radio 3 initiative in order to seek out exactly what Canada has to offer musically. Thus far, CBC has been abl... Read more

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Career Corner: Informational interviews an eye opening experience
Starting a career after college can be a challenge even for the more seasoned job seeker. You may think that once you've armed yourself with an updated resume and a cover letter the rest will be easy. Just watch and wait for the perfect job. Wish... Read more

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Celebrating religion: Holla Mohalla set for March 1
Holla Mohalla (also known as Hola) is a Sikh festival, which begins on the first day of the lunar month of Chet in the Nanakshahi calendar. This year, the celebration begins on March 1 and lasts for a week. This annual festival is held at Anandpur S... Read more

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Local Business Profile - At Your Door: At your service
Have you ever had a time when you really just didn't feel like getting-up to go out and get those groceries or pick-up some drinks to help ease you through your weekend? Well, you can put those thoughts at ease and let At Your Door delivery servi... Read more

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Olympic achievers and the influence of the poor
Most of us find mild satisfaction in owning the latest communication technology. It isn't just because the technology itself is interesting. Owning the latest devices lets others know that we are always available to do more, that we are in demand... Read more

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Back to School: Online learning
After a month of online learning, I have some good news and some bad news. First the bad news: I missed sending the first lab assignments to the dropbox before the midnight deadline. It was a mere minute or less, but the result was a goose egg for a... Read more

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In defence of the 2010 Black Bloc
How come as soon as protesters do some minor property destruction, everyone is appalled, but when corporations rape and pillage the planet they say nothing? How come it is more violent to break a window than to kidnap someone from their community and... Read more

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Call me old-fashioned but...In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Almighty Dollar
Everything sounds good in theory. Take communism for example: a utopian vision wherein social hierarchies and disparities in wealth cease to exist, where education is free and accessible to everyone, where all occupations are valued and considered es... Read more

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Sex assualt needs to be talked about
Dear Editor: Please provide coverage on sexual assaults because sooo many girls are afraid to talk about this and it goes on everyday; guys in our community need to be reminded this is a crime. Heather P.... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: The bus rider and mass transit issues
Welcome to B.A.L.L.S. - Bitching about Life in London and Society - a weekly column that attempts to delve into the smaller irritations in our society. Issue #1: Those individuals that take up both seats on a busy bus. Interview one: So I got... Read more

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Politically Charged: Fast track to change?
Parliament resumes in March with the federal budget and a confidence motion at the forefront of the issues. It's pretty clear the House doesn't have confidence in the Harper government; they've said so several times and even tried to put ... Read more

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Is it time to do the horizontal mambo?
You've been seeing each other for only a short few weeks, but the make out sessions couldn't be any steamier. Clearly it's time to start ripping clothes off and just get horizontal already, right? Hold those hormones for a minute &mdash... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Right place and time to meet Attack in Black
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Even though I write this column each week about music, it doesn't mean I don't know a thing or two about sports; personally, I play as many as I can, especially hockey, and... Read more

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Pallett performing at Aeolian Hall
When composer, arranger, violinist, singer and songwriter Owen Pallett wrote the songs that would become Heartland (his 2010 release about a prairie farmer named Lewis), he didn't expect it would be recorded in the dark, cold and barren lands of ... Read more

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An interesting disc
David Murray and the Gwo Ka Masters: The Devil Tried to Kill Me California born Saxophone player David Murray has been playing jazz for the better part of 40 years. His prolific solo career has included a Grammy win, and a Guggenheim fellowship a... Read more

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Celebrity Candy
Here's what happened in La-la land this week: If you think your Valentine's Day was rather uneventful, dry your tears. It appears many celebs had a rather low-key day as well. Britney Spears and her boyfriend-manager Jason Trawick headed to ... Read more

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You never knew you loved... It's gypsy punk time
When most people walk into a punk show, there are certain mainstays they expect to see: a bass, one or more electric guitars, and a drum kit. Accordions, fiddles, and trumpets would generally seem entirely out of place. However, there is always an e... Read more

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Meals for $25 or less: Garlics has a good flavour for a higher price
This week I decided to check out one of my old favourite restaurants that I haven't been to in a while: Garlics of London. A fellow culinarian and I travelled down Richmond Row and found the familiar restaurant in its spot beside the Grand Theatr... Read more

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Rawkin: Bob Marley's belated birthday bash!
It was the perfect ending to a stressful week at Fanshawe this past Friday in the OBS. I think all students were (maybe still are) pretty stressed out about the possibility of a teachers' strike. But with the unofficial results of a narrow majori... Read more

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New York, I Love You is a cinematic buffet
New York, I Love You (2009) Recently, the film Valentine's Day opened up in theatres. Thanks to a cast of A-listers and a lot of advertising force behind it, the romantic film has become a box office hit. However, another collection of love s... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Canadian comedy shocks, inspires
You Might as Well Live (2009) Historically, Canadians have not excelled in filmmaking to the extent that we have in other disciplines, such as hockey, curling and maple syrup production. Sure, there have been the works of Atom Egoyan, and who coul... Read more

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The Wolfman offers up a howl or two
The Wolfman (2010) “When the moon is full the legend comes to life.” Director Joe Johnston brings the legend of wolfman to life in the big screen version of the ficticious tale, The Wolfman. Set in the late 1800's, the ominous Eng... Read more

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Interwebology: 3D TV in HD? OMG!
At the end of 2009 the annual tradition of predicting the coming year's next big thing was in full swing. The start of a new decade prompted people to look even further, trying to suss out a trend to watch for a full 10 years. For those with a te... Read more

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Is this it?: Lip syncing for dummies
By now it's old news that Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams were lip syncing at the 2010 Olympics Opening Ceremonies; in my opinion, it should have been old news before it even happened. I don't like lip-syncing, but there's certain people I... Read more

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Designer Biddell visits Fanshawe
Aspiring Fanshawe fashion and merchandising students and a small number of staff joined together to welcome Project Runway Canada 2007 winner Evan Biddell and Brooklyn Brownstone, design coordinator for the Fashion Design Council of Canada. On Thurs... Read more

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Death of a legend
Alexander McQueen, known to his friends and family by his given name, Lee, was and is in my opinion one of the greatest designers to have ever lived. A true genius and inspiration to many, he had just achieved commerical fame in the past few years an... Read more

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Food for Thought: 100 mile diet - local farms need our support
Recently I attended a Thames Region Ecological Association meeting at the Grosvenor Lodge on Western Road. This free event was open to those in the community who wanted to learn more about the growing concerns with our local farms slowly being pushed... Read more

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Love Lola: Hot or sweet and a sister problem
Dear Lola, My boyfriend and I recently got an apartment together. To make it more affordable his sister moved in with us too. My guy and I are happier than ever, but his sister is making me nuts! She's a spoiled princess and it seems like he'... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) If you want to be noticed, this is the time. Fabulous ideas deserve to be presented in bold handwriting. Consultants make a name for themselves by doing what is beyond the insiders' comprehension. Taurus (April 20 ... Read more

Sports

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Survey has telling results
I recently finished a survey I started a few days ago titled, “Who Loves Volleyball?” Sadly the answer to this question seems to be not enough. Since the beginning of the season I have been covering both the men's and women's vol... Read more

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MMA at the Olympics?
While sitting back and taking in the best the world has to offer for winter Olympic athletics, the thought came to my head, could MMA ever be in the Olympics? You would think it would primarily fit more in the summer games then the current winter ga... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Mr. Olympia packs muscle
Las Vegas is known for two things in particular; gambling and incidences you don't tell your significant other upon return from your visit to the Sin City. Okay I may be exaggerating a tad considering all the entertainment Vegas offers. Most peop... Read more

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Motoring: Top 5 at Canadian International Auto Show
Fiat 500: Since the Italian car firm Fiat took over Chrysler, many were wondering which European vehicle will be first to come across the Atlantic. Guess no more because the answer is the Fiat 500. This very chic little hatchback has already taken ... Read more

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: Computer complications
Are cars too complicated? After all it's just a car. Well quite frankly in light of where technology is today, cars are complicated, but with that complication they have become more reliable, more economical to run and environmentally friendlier.... Read more

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NFL Czar: Free agency looms
Starting on Thursday, over 300 college football players will fill Lucas Oil Stadium to start working out for NFL teams at the annual NFL Combine. However, more pressing issues will be on hand the following week. NFL free agency starts the first week... Read more

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