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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 4th, 2010

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10 Things I Know bout You: Snyder an outdoor girl
Amanda Snyder is in her second year of recreation and leisure services. She is a fun outgoing girl that loves the outdoors! 1. Why are you here? Education. 2. What was your life changing moment? The day I got engaged. 3. What music a... Read more

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Author in residence advises young writers
Canadian author Andre Alexis is the 2010 to 2011 James A. and Marjorie Spenceley/Canada Council for the Arts writer-in-residence for the University of Western Ontario's English department. Alexis, who is a playwright, short story writer and ... Read more

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Safety hits the road
On September 24, London Police Service made an enormous donation to benefit students in Fanshawe's emergency management, paramedic, police foundations and emergency telecommunications programs, as well as the greater community: an incident co... Read more

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Double (DineSafe) rainbow all the way across the city
What does this mean? London's eateries have been awash in rainbows since August. These colourful signs not only look pretty, they're going to help you dine a little safer. The signs appeared as part of a new by-law, referred to as DineS... Read more

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Project mobilizes youth into activism
If you've got an idea to help your community, then the United Way has got a way for you to make it real. The Youth in Action program gives people between 13 to 24 years old the chance to develop a plan that helps the community and provides t... Read more

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Fix up, look sharp
While a "grown-up" job may seem like it's in the distant future, there's no time like the present to re-tune your wardrobe in preparation for that transition. Amy Casson, founder of Polished Image, an image, etiquette and communications cons... Read more

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The Venus Project comes to London
Imagine a world without money, with a resource-based economy and technology created for positive purposes and not war. That's what social engineer, industrial designer and creator of The Venus Project, 94-year-old Jacques Fresco, has been doin... Read more

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Local business profile: Skate gear for grown-ups
Think of Apocalypse as the brick-and-mortar version of a mullet but instead of "business in the front, party in the back," it's more "fashion in the front, art in the back" and a party the whole way through. Apocalypse is not your typical ... Read more

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College Knowledge: Foliage gives students a living lab
Did you know that Fanshawe's London campus gardens are cared for by students? This year, over 70 horticulture technician students will plant and prune the shrubs and flowers all around campus. And with more than 100,000 plants belonging to ove... Read more

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Career Corner: What employers want their views on resumes and cover letters
Job seekers need every advantage to compete in today's employment market. Often critical to a candidate's success is their resume and cover letter. In June 2007, a resume and cover letter questionnaire was sent to approximately 200 employers t... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
National News - A Superior Court judge has decriminalized prostitution in Ontario. Judge Susan Himel found that former laws meant to protect prostitutes actually put them in greater harm. This decision would give more protection to sex wor... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP Entertainment Joe Ayotte
1. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? "(Apple CEO) Steve Jobs because he gets to use some sweet stuff all the time." 2. What was the last CD you listened to? "A live recording of Two Crown King. It ... Read more

Opinion

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B.A.L.L.S.: The medieval knight in modern times
The medieval knight's suit of armour was extremely expensive to produce. This armour was also a status symbol. The better the quality of the knight's suit of armour, the more important the knight. A knight's suit of armour was strong enough to p... Read more

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Party image slowly changing
September is over, and with that, Project LEARN lessens its grip on the student neighborhoods around Fanshawe, Western and Richmond Row. I am hearing satisfaction from all sides involved with the project, except a few students who received some ... Read more

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Law Talk: Navigating pre-paid memberships
Have you ever signed up for a gym, modeling lessons, or dance classes? Lots of people get great deals by pre-paying up front, but when they want to cancel their memberships, they get hit with a refusal and not a lot of options. Luckily, the C... Read more

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What?! Canada a candidate to be a fascist state
Dear Editor, The latest article by Darius Mirshahi in the September 27 issue of Interrobang (Canada a fascist state?) calls for all true Canadians to respond in a tone that his dirt throwing on Canada deserves and calls for. How can an immigr... Read more

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Take the Power Back: Sex trade just got safer
For a little over a year now, a volunteer-run support centre for sex workers, allies, and women in crisis has been active in London's Old East Village. Its name is SafeSpace, and it uses a model of empowerment to help sex workers operate with sa... Read more

Lifestyles

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Helpful social media - Read It Later
Read It Later (readitlaterlist.com) is the latest mobile bookmarking service to surface for Internet users that have a lot to read, but not a lot of time. Launched in 2010 by Nate W... Read more

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: A re-introduction's in order
Well, music industry, I thought you and I had had an amicable divorce, but it would seem that you've been rearing your ugly head once again, demanding more blood, sweat, and tears as your sick form of alimony. In other words, I thought I was d... Read more

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Tech Feed: Location-based craze - is it safe?
Location-based social networking is nothing new by technology's standards. Loopd, founded in 2005, was one of the first of such services available, while Gowalla (2007) and Foursquare (2009) have excelled and brought popularity to the technolo... Read more

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Lost Soul Stroll promises to creep
Ever heard of the Talbot Tot who was buried in downtown London? Well, you will when you sign up for this year's Lost Soul Stroll, a six-year London Halloween tradition. Presented by London Fringe for the past three years, the 90-minute wal... Read more

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The bystander effect
Have you ever been in a situation where you saw someone who you thought might need help, but you weren't 100 per cent sure? You chose to carry on with what you were doing, figuring if they did need help, someone else would help them. Many of u... Read more

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Degrassi debuts first trans character
In the world of Degrassi Community School, being a teenager can be rough, but imagine trying to navigate the world of adolescence while feeling like you've been given the wrong body. Degrassi's newest character, Adam, encounters this as the ... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Social Code making their way towards rock stardom
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. It's a funny thing it seems with each month and year that goes by, the ways in which the Internet has affected the music industry are becoming more and more apparent. W... Read more

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D.O.A. brings their hardcore sound to London
Thirty years since their debut album, Something Better Change, Vancouver hardcore originators D.O.A. have been keeping things loud, fast and surprisingly original. "You've got to come up with new ideas and keep people interested, and show th... Read more

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Reel Views: Greed proves to be good
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Oliver Stone has made the words of his own Gordon Gekko come to fruition with the release of his follow up to the 1987 hit Wall Street. In 2010's Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Stone takes the audience ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Berry makes one damn fine feline
Catwoman (2004) Fanshawe has cat scratch fever! The Fanshawe Student Union's new social network (www.fsu.ca) allows students to connect and communicate on a wide variety of topics. And what is one of the most popular topics? Kitties. People ... Read more

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Changing the Canadian designer perception
If you follow along in the fashion world, you'll know that New York Fashion Week has come and gone, London is over, and now we're finished Milan and on to Paris. I've seen so many different cultures, influences and lots of exceptional qualitie... Read more

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Congratulations, Aimee Brothman! You're no longer a beauty snob
I don't know about you, but I have never been a big believer in entering contests. Instead of a long-awaited "You're a winner!" phone call, the result is usually nothing more than annoying and constant emails from the company you entered the c... Read more

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Zoot: The irritation of shaving
As the colder season starts rolling in, so does the dry weather which means your skin needs to be taken care of. Most men do not have a skincare regime, nor do they protect their skin at all. Men's face and neck areas are more susceptible to d... Read more

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Modern makeup goes back to the '50s for fall
Ladies, ladies, ladies! The '50s look is still in, and we're seeing a modern woman's makeup intertwine itself with the classic '50s housewife look. To truly look your finest, make sure you've crossed each of these off your beauty must-have l... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Your body may be the battleground for your mental excesses. Release your pent-up stress with exercise or a massage, and stop internalizing everything so much. Consider ways to reduce the clutter in your life. ... Read more

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Comeback Kid typical screamo
What's standard of hardcore music, or "screamo" as most underground music enthusiasts will tell you, is the loudness, the passion, and the intensity that musicians put forth in a live concert or during a production recording. Listeners are gua... Read more

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Local music gets play on MIA students' podcast
MIA Chatter is a new podcast to hit the Internet, hosted by secondyear music industry arts students Andrew van der Voort, Justin Shorey and Justin Helle. The podcast, which is three weeks in the making, stemmed from their interest in and kno... Read more

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: Training your back muscles
When it comes to weight training for specific body parts, many will agree that training their backs is the most challenging. Weight training legs is often challenging considering the amount of energy we expend on heavy leg presses and squats. ... Read more

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Former Falcon suspended for drug use at championships
Random drug tests are a normal part of athletics, from professional leagues to school sports. That's why so many people are surprised that Brandon Cato, a former forward for the Falcons men's basketball team, was caught with cannabis in his ... Read more

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Falcons cross country team continues to dominate
Last weekend, the Fanshawe Falcons hosted their annual cross country invitational at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. The hosts were once again able to put forth a strong performance in what has started to become an expectation in another outst... Read more

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Motoring: Tesla provides a jolt
Many of you may not have heard of Tesla, but trust me, this company will become a household name. Elon Musk, creator of PayPal, started the company. Though Musk can afford just about any car on the planet, he wanted to own a car company tha... Read more

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NFL Czar: Old meets young at Meadowlands
As we cross the quarter-pole of the NFL season, there have been many surprises. Whether it is the hot start of teams like Kansas City and Chicago, or inconsistent play from teams like Minnesota and Dallas, it has been a very entertaining seaso... Read more

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