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Interrobang issue for Monday, September 27th, 2010

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10 Things I Know About You: Balakrishman here to study?
Karthik Balakrishnan is in his first year of the international business management program. He says of himself: "Like a mercury, very volatile! Will rise up when I'm under fire!!" 1. Why are you here? To study (that's what I said to my par... Read more

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News

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L.O.O.K. out world!
Whether you subscribe to the 2012 Mayan prophecies, look to the current economic crisis, or consider our seriously detrimental reliance on that icky black substance that comes from the decomposition of ancient critters, I think it's fairly evi... Read more

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Personality profiling can help predict cheating: study
TORONTO (CUP) Chad* said he started cheating on tests because he was too lazy to put in the hours studying and wasn't interested in the course material. "I didn't feel guilty because I felt that they were testing me on my memory, not on my... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
National News: Canada was shamed in front of 150 world leaders as United Nations adviser Jeffrey Sachs chastised the country and the United States for not doing enough to eradicate poverty. The world leaders are to adopt a 31- page stateme... Read more

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Career Corner: Skills assessment
The best career choices are based on an honest appraisal of who you really are. This includes what you do well, the things you want from life and how you can best match all this to the current and future needs of an employer. Before an emplo... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP Finance Andrew Payne
1. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? "(Kiteboarder) Youri Zoon he's a team rider for Slingshot Kites. Well-respected, extremely talented. He has access to the latest gear and travels all over the wo... Read more

Opinion

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Rocking it at SXSW
iTunes, YouTube and Twitter - the holy trinity of entertainment. If these three were to rip themselves from their technical shackles and materialize in the real world, I'm pretty sure this thing would have a southern drawl. South By Southwest... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: Rude rules the day
This week's article was going to be much more eloquent and included a garbage can, a chicken and an elected city councilor/junk removal man. Unfortunately I have had a bad day so I feel compelled to write on a number of issues I am finding here ... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... Let's make a date
There's a difference in the eyes of men between a "bang-able chick" and a "marriage- able woman." The reason I can be so certain of this is because the vast majority of my friends are of the masculine gender (not to mention I have six older brot... Read more

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You're in it for the long haul
Congratulations on making it through week three! This week was the deadline for dropping out, opting out, basically anything that involves getting "out," so from here I'm just going to assume you're in your program for the long run. Things get i... Read more

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Outdated expression
Dear Editor: I understand that the world has done a lot of moving forward in the past five years. However, walking around the college for the past week, the amount of times that I have heard someone say, "That's gay" is appalling. Every ti... Read more

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Take the Power Back: Canada a fascist state?
In case you haven't noticed, the country you are living in is sliding down a slippery slope towards fascism. The Harper government is building new super-prisons and expanding existing ones even though crime rates are substantially down across... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: From vampire stories to God
Anne Rice is probably best known for her vampire novels. Lately though she has written two books about the early years of Jesus. They are called Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt and the Road to Cana. I would guess they took some courage to write. M... Read more

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Sleep is as important as studying
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) "I just pulled an all-nighter and I am not sure all that cramming worked. I just finished the exam and what I thought I had retained simply disappeared," I overheard as I followed two students down the hall.

I w... Read more

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Law Talk: Straight talk on collection agencies
Debt can happen to anyone. Falling on hard times, overspending or simply being dissatisfied with a product are just a few of the reasons debts go unpaid. But whatever the reason, if you owe money, your creditors may choose to use a collection ag... Read more

Lifestyles

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Stressing out not best for your health
Does stress affect our physical health? Simply put, yes. There is actually a very strong correlation between stress and physical well being, especially when it comes to immune systems. Those who cannot properly deal with stress have an ov... Read more

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Helpful social media - Foursquare
Foursquare (foursquare.com) is a social networking tool and game based on actual geophysical locations. Users check in to different locations called "venues" and collect points and badg... Read more

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Toronto adorned for Nuit Blanche
Toronto is known as a cultural destination from its amazing shopping to the huge museums, there's always something to do but on October 2, you can see the city in an entirely new way. "At its core, Nuit Blanche is a 12-hour event with a ... Read more

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The Girls Can Hear Us want you to dance
SASKATOON (CUP) The Girls Can Hear Us are not shy about partying. Their lyrics don't allow them such modesty. "I feel like doing some drugs tonight," said vocalist Will Steep in one song. "I feel like doing it up tonight. I feel like takin... Read more

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Karkwa first francophones to win Polaris
TORONTO (CUP) After the longest jury deliberation in the indie music prize's history, Montreal's Karkwa went home with the Polaris star. The announcement came as a surprise, most of all for the victorious francophone band. The hype leadin... Read more

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Student film wins $15,000 at TIFF
TORONTO (CUP) As the Toronto International Film Festival came to an end, celebrities, paparazzi and crazed fans all packed their bags. But this year's festival will leave a lasting impression on Stephen Dunn. Dunn, a third-year film studen... Read more

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Bruce Peninsula climbing the musical ladder
"We're not going to be kicking back, drinking margaritas on the beach, seeing all the money roll in any time soon," said Matt Cully, guitarist and vocalist of acclaimed Canadian folk group, Bruce Peninsula. Named after the Western Ontario land... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) How it looks and feels is more important than what it does. Let your senses guide you, even if it's through a major decision. You have an outsider's perspective with an insider's skill set. Taurus (April 20 - ... Read more

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Reel Views: Easily an A in high school films
Easy A (2010) A is for "adulterer," or in the case of Easy A "a comically misguided attempt at popularity." That is the central idea of Will Gluck's 2010 teen comedy, which is loosely based around the concepts of the book The Scarlet Lette... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Cougar banging flick disappoints
The Graduate is considered to be an all-time classic. It has been called "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the U.S. National Film Registry. The American Film Institute listed it is the seventh greatest film of alltime.... Read more

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McQueen mourned
Friends, family, coworkers and admirers all gathered at the St. Paul's Cathedral at 11 a.m. on September 20 to celebrate the life of a dreamer. It's been over a year since Alexander "Lee" McQueen took his life, and the fashion industry is stil... Read more

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Sexy done right, whatever that means to you
When asked to write an article pertaining to sexual awareness week, images of Dita Von Teese in her sexy burlesque get-ups and Vegas showgirls in all their glittering glory invaded my mind. What's sexier than a woman aggressively owning her se... Read more

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Zoot: Underneath it all
Buried deep and often forgotten. Usually overlooked and taken for granted; men's underwear is very necessary to any male's wardrobe. This is something most men don't take into consideration. It is not only for support and practical reasons, un... Read more

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The style rules of sweatpants
Once upon a time, someone told me that when you enter college or university there's a way to distinguish between first years and everyone else; the trick is to check out what they're wearing. They say first years always try to dress up and loo... Read more

Sex Week

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: CrossFit no regular workout
CrossFit has really taken the fitness world by storm in recent years. Regardless of whether or not you are a fitness guru, you've probably heard about this particular exercise discipline at one time or another. Heck, maybe you've been "CrossFi... Read more

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Falcons fly high to start golf and x-country seasons
This past weekend marked the season openers in competition for both the men's and women's varsity cross country and golf teams. The Fanshawe Falcons varsity cross-country teams traveled to Cornwall, Ontario on September 18, and started right w... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Cole's man-crush act wearing thin
WWE Night of Champions Results: Dolph Ziggler defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the Intercontinental belt. Big Show defeated CM Punk Drew McIntyre & Cody Rhodes outfought four other tag teams for the Tag Team title. Michelle McCool wo... Read more

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Motoring: BMW Cabriolet rules its class
Earlier this year, I tested the Lexus IS350C hardtop convertible and found it to be better than I was expecting. Surprised? I sure was. After all, most Toyota/Lexus products are about as entertaining as an algebra class. The IS350C turned o... Read more

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NFL Czar: Slugfest in Steeltown
It was a tough choice for week four, but in the end I couldn't resist the urge to go with a pivotal AFC North battle. The Baltimore Ravens will take their stagnant offence with them to Steeltown, to take on the Big-Ben-less Pittsburgh Steele... Read more

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