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10 Things I Know About You...Living on the edge
Brooke Spurgeon is a second year radio broadcasting student. She says: “I’m pretty deep, depending on the day and how many tequila shots I’ve had. I like to call myself alternative. Since going with the regular version of ‘normal’ is not something I’... Read more

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Could you pull off a blue do?
Fanshawe College students, faculty and staff are encouraged to give to a great cause – by donating their money or their mane. On March 19, the Make-A-Wish-Foundation of Canada is holding its annual Go Blue Go Bald campaign in Fanshawe’s Forwell Hall... Read more

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Final vote tally confirms faculty accept offer, relief for students
All votes have been accounted for and 51.45% of faculty voted to accept the college’s final offer, averting any possible strike this semester, confirmed the Ontario Labour Relations Board on February 24. After nearly nine months of bargaining betwee... Read more

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Women with MBAs still not advancing as quickly as men
MONTREAL (CUP) — A new study is showing that Canadian women graduating from leading business schools start out with lower salaries then their male counterparts with a gap that widens over the course of their careers. The research, conducted by the n... Read more

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Career Corner: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Job interviews are stressful to everyone, no doubt about it. I’ve often said that if you aren’t at least a little bit nervous about an interview, then you should be nervous about why you aren’t. To help alleviate your nervousness you can research the... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Former Fanshawe student finds success with handmade, environmentally-friendly bath goodies
“I really feel like we’ve entered an age where people are realizing that we need to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to the importance of making a better future for the planet and the inhabitants on it,” said former Fanshawe fine arts a... Read more

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Law Talk: Ding dong trouble
It starts with the doorbell. Waiting at the front stoop is a man, clipboard in hand, offering “a better deal” on gas or electricity – a fixed price for the next five years. He works for what is commonly called a hydro/gas re-biller. And while his of... Read more

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Defining sexual violence and abuse
Sexual violence is a broad term that includes acts that are more generally recognized as crimes, such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, femicide (murder of women), as well as many other practices such as female genital mutilation, sexual ex... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Hoarders: Intervention needed
Rose Cora Perry, in the last issue of the Interrobang, questions our conventional assumptions about money and “accumulation.” We have become a culture of hoarders. Her article suggests that our economic system (capitalism), with a focus on efficienc... Read more

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Letter to the editor: Dude, where’s my $250?
Dear Editor: I would like to tell you my story about how I lost $250. It probably sounds like I’m complaining or whining but - I’ve been explaining this whole situation to many people and they also think it’s unfair. Here’s how the story goes. In ... Read more

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Life’s Like That: Top five ways to stay safe and have fun
Whether you are a student, teacher, or someone outside the education setting we’ve all heard or told stories about Reading Week or March Break at some point in our lives. The stories we are generally told range from the “Positive Break Experience” li... Read more

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Call me old-fashioned but...You say you wanna revolution? Well you know, then start doing what YOU can
If the 50s embraced traditionalism, the zeitgeist of the 60s was one of revolution and those growing up during the 70s were characterized as belonging to the “me generation,” then the children, such as myself, who came into their own throughout the p... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: The lonely abandoned grocery cart
Bitching about Life in London and Society is a weekly column that attempts to delve into the smaller irritations in our society. Issue #2: Those that leave shopping carts in parking lots instead of in designated sheltered areas. Background: I a... Read more

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Democracy in destruction
It was an amazing weekend. I spent it with my loved one and enjoyed the fact that according to this holiday called Valentine’s Day, I only had to work hard for 24 hours to convince this beautiful lady that I love her. Flowers, chocolates, diamonds, f... Read more

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Confidence is key
All women, at one time or another, have contemplated how exactly to attract a member of the opposite sex. Ladies, this strategy is really not all that difficult if you surround yourself with all the proper tools and knowledge. A majority of women wa... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Birthday Boys leave a lasting impression
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. I’ll have you know I could be watching Craig Ferguson right now, but I’m writing to you instead. Never you mind what time I finished this column. So the craziest thing happened: i... Read more

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Bonfire Ball to be led by Jason Collett
“[Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew] is very obsessed with bodily functions,” says Jason Collett, a member of the massive band-turned-collective with an indie-folk career of his own. “[BS is] very stream-of-conscious, and the singing of lyrics ... Read more

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Author Hay impresses crowd at campus reading
“Rejection is a fundamental part of writing” Eagerly waiting students and faculty crowded room D1060 in anticipation of a well-known author. On Thursday February 25, Canadian author Elizabeth Hay came to speak to Fanshawe students about what it mea... Read more

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Meeting Kai Booker: My melodious match with the actor who doesn’t just “play” a musician on TV
“You’re right, a lot of it is shit, but those who do something special get recognized – they get a following...” Sebastian Pigott This was how my interview with Pigott, actor-cum-rocker-cum-writer, most acclaimed thus far for his role as Kai Booker ... Read more

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Celebrity Candy
Here’s what’s happening in La-la land. - ABC announced that Bristol Palin, eldest daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is scheduled to guest star on an upcoming episode of The Secret Life of the American Teenager. Bristol who ... Read more

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You never knew you loved... Getting into biomusic
Some musicians describe their craft artistically as an expression of the soul, or the channeling of a muse. Some take a more structured route, describing form, counterpoint, and shunning the use of parallel fifths for no discernible aesthetic reason.... Read more

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Rawkin: Headbanging 80’s metal in the Shack
Another week gone and in my opinion one of the best New Music Fridays I have been to thus far! I was pretty disappointed that only a few students were in attendance this week. The two bands that played this week: Apocalypstic and Leather Snake. Who ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Sorority Row pledges to entertain
Sorority Row (2009) The newly released on home video thriller Sorority Row features many very lovely bodies to look at. However, it is the cold, blood stained one that proves to be the most interesting. The sisters of the Theta Pi sorority are l... Read more

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Rodriguez enlists friends to tickle funny bones
Comedy Rehab (2009) You don’t necessarily have to be Latino to enjoy the new standup comedy DVD Comedy Rehab. But if you are, it will certainly help. I’m the farthest thing from being Latino – I’ve never even eaten at Taco Bell! Yet I still found ... Read more

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Olympians offers plenty adventure
Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) Greek Gods and iPods, Percy Jackson and The Olympians: The Lightning Thief brings ancient Greek mythology back into the 21st century. Early in the film we learn that one boy, Percy Jackso... Read more

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Perfect Harmony
Director Harmony Korine is familiar with being called an outsider. His films have ranged from eccentric to disturbing to brilliant, and his experimental leanings have put him perpetually in the corner of popular cinema. What’s to be said of the scruf... Read more

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Revolution girl style now
Having gone through the experience of being a teenage girl I feel it is safe to say there is little that is more harrowing, exciting or all consuming. Femininity has a way of expressing itself in different mediums, and in Marisa Meltzer’s new book, G... Read more

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Interwebology: Interconnecting the Interweb
The Internet has no Once and Future King. It more accurately seems to have an unending succession of short-lived monarchs. A decade ago Friendster was the “hot new thing.” When MySpace came out there was a mass migration, followed by another when Fac... Read more

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Is this it?: YouTube vs. the World
What was your first time like? I for one don’t remember mine - I suspect there was music though, and I think it might have been with my ex-boyfriend. Or maybe it happened so gradually that the first time just sort of blurred away in my memory, becom... Read more

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Renting friends a new trend
Are your friends too busy for you? Have you ever been stuck in a rut as to who can hang out with you at your leisure? Do you, time after time, find yourself throwing your arms in the air as to whom you can make that late night movie with? Look no fu... Read more

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Meals for $25 or less: Mythic Grill - Fresh flavour where you can find it
Recently I decided to support Food Fusion, a 10-day charity event that happened in London from February 18 to 28. Twenty-two restaurants in and around London donated a portion of their sales during these 10 days to Heart-Links, an organization in Lon... Read more

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Catch a whiff of these scents this spring/summer
I really hate being sick. I know, everyone hates being sick, but I really think I suffer more than the average Joe with the common cold. See, I only get sick about once or twice a year, and when I get sick, I get really sick. Case in point: I managed... Read more

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Dixon visit inspiring
For the second week in a row now, Fanshawe’s fashion students have been lucky enough to have yet another big name in fashion pay a visit and get involved with London’s aspiring designers. Last week young Canadian designer Evan Biddell came to speak a... Read more

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No forgetting dreamer
The fashion industry has suffered a great loss. Lee McQueen, founder and designer of the unconventional labels Alexander McQueen and McQ, was found dead in his apartment on February 11. His death was self-induced via hanging. The tragedy occurred in ... Read more

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Love Lola: Birthday blues, and breaking up is hard to do
Dear Lola, Can you tell me the best way to break up with a girl without ending up with a reputation as a jerk? Sometimes you just lose interest, but I’m tired of always coming off as the bad guy; what’s the trick? Clean Getaway Dear Getaway, Ther... Read more

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Food for Thought: Food fundraisers are nutritious, delicious and charitable
Food sales, gift baskets and charity dinners are all fabulous ways of raising money for a good cause. People always enjoy eating and feel good about eating gourmet if their money goes to a good cause. A great example of how food can be used as a fun... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Dare to rein in your wilder impulses. Being polite gets you a lot further than just assuming or grabbing. A Libra friend has lessons to teach Aries - if he or she is willing. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Artists and per... Read more

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Women’s hockey has medal months
January and February saw a silver and gold medal respectively for Fanshawe’s women’s hockey team. Not bad for a team that doesn’t have the funds to get real practice time. The team was mainly created from girls who play intramural hockey and their ... Read more

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Men’s varsity curling brings home OCAA bronze
The Sault St. Marie 2010 Ontario Colleges Athletic Curling Championships saw Fanshawe’s men curlers win bronze. Hosted by Sault College and Algoma University, curlers spent an exhausting five days in the Soo wowing their fans and setting a high prec... Read more

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Death in the Cage
It hasn’t happened yet, but you have to think, there may be a chance one day that an MMA fighter could lose their life in the ring or cage during or immediately following a fight. It’s just reality that in a high risk sport like MMA the chances of it... Read more

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NFL Czar: NFL Combine report
The NFL draft is a crapshoot. It always is. For every stud like Peyton Manning and LaDainian Tomlinson, you could get a bust like Ryan Leaf or Ki-Jana Carter. NFL scouts have so much to look for, and that is one of the many reasons the NFL holds its ... Read more

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Motoring: Sportback Ralliart vs. Volkswagen Golf GTi
If you’re in the market for a practical hatchback that can not only carry you and your daily shopping, plus has an alter ego to annoy supercars on winding roads, then look no further than the cars featured this week. Hot hatch enthusiasts know all a... Read more

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: Reason it’s there
Every so often an accessory comes along that isn’t appreciated until you start to use it. To name a few: remote door locks, automatic tuning radios, blue tooth, power steering. The latest gadget - on-board navigation. We just returned from a week on ... Read more

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