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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 11th, 2010

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10 Things I Know About You...What's with South?
Jason South is in his first year of fitness and health promotion. He says: "I am a tall, friendly person who strives to succeed both in school and sports. Outgoing, competitive and always work hard." 1. Why are you here? Get a good educati... Read more

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The comic side of disability
People with disabilities are slowly coming more into the media spotlight — characters like Artie on Glee and Raymond from Rain Man give others a view into life with a disability, right? Not so, according to Jeff Preston, but he's aimin... Read more

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New bursary available to all students
The College Student Alliance board, in partnership with the Canadian Publishers' Council Higher Education Division, is offering six $250 scholarships to all CSA-member colleges. "The Canadian Publishers' Council approached the CSA, looked a... Read more

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Kindness starts with FS(You)
Meredith Fraser said she believes kindness can change the world. In fact, she believes this so strongly that during the month of October, she's encouraging the entire city of London to end hate by doing good deeds. Fraser is the head of L... Read more

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Fanshawe shined
This year's Shinerama campaign raised a strong $5,000 for Cystic Fibrosis research. While it did not reach its $8,000 goal, Veronica Barahona, vicepresident internal of the Fanshawe Student Union, is still happy with the efforts. "I'm ver... Read more

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Man assaults officer on campus, RIDE program snares a few
Early in the morning on October 4, London Police were called to Fanshawe to assist Campus Security with a drunken man. Shane Lockrey, a 23-year-old from Forest, was visiting friends in one of the residences when he became drunk and out of co... Read more

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EcoLiving London launches
London is about to get a little greener. EcoLiving London, a non-profit organization with a focus on environmentally- friendly lifestyles, is looking to provide not only resources but opportunities for those interested in green issues. "T... Read more

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Suicides on the rise
What you can do It seems the news lately is peppered with somber reports of teen suicides. Whether it's the student from Rutgers, New Jersey who ended his life after being outed online by his roommate, or two students from Northern Collegi... Read more

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Academic supports available as midterms approach
As midterms approach, we thought it might be helpful to remind you about the variety of academic supports available outside of the help you are receiving from the faculty. These supports are available to all students, not just those who are st... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
National News Environment Canada has put a $44,000 price tag on the country's polar bears. The money will be spent on a study to appraise the animal's value as a national icon. Polar bears are big business for small northern communities. The... Read more

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College Knowledge: Fanshawe's United Way Campaign goal ... $100,000!
Help kick-off Fanshawe College's United Way Campaign and show your support by coming out to Oasis, Forwell Hall, B Cafeteria or H Cafeteria on October 14 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. For the low price of $3 for students and $5 for non-students, ... Read more

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Career Corner: Writing an effective resume
Most job seekers appreciate that the most important tools required in the job search is the resume and cover letter. First impressions are lasting ones so your resume needs to stand out favourably. Much like writing an advertisement to sell so... Read more

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Hello ... Bonjour ... Hola ... Ni Hao ... Namaste
The Fanshawe International Club is an autonomous group formed by the international students of Fanshawe College in 2007 and has over 100 members at present. Even though it is called The International Club, we have lot of Canadian members who a... Read more

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Slaying the paper monster
Think of Heather Burke as an organizational superhero. She owns the Ottawa-based Smart Space Organizing and is a member of Professional Organizers in Canada. In short, she's a trained professional organizer who can turn your desk's papery hell int... Read more

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Mayoral Election, London 2010
With a municipal election coming up on Monday, October 25, citizens here in London are going to have an opportunity to vote for who they would like to represent them as the city's mayor, city council and as school trustees. You may not realiz... Read more

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Breaking Down Ward 3
Fanshawe College is located in Ward 3, the northeast corner of the city. It runs east of Highbury Avenue. and north of the CP Rail. For a complete map of each ward and information about the candidates running for council, visit tinyurl.com/lond... Read more

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5 Questions: Janelle Farley, FSU Receptionist
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't know about you? "I can't seem to pin it to one thing, so I'm going to list a few... I used to model, I travelled to Italy and I love photography. One thing you shouldn't ... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: Roadkill, anyone?
I was on my bike last Friday, passing through the parking lot of that mall on Oxford and Highbury. You know the one: where it seems that if you buy a full load of groceries you get a free shopping cart to take them home in. Wheel-flipping shoppi... Read more

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Take the Power Back: The tipping point
Capitalism has failed. Financial meltdowns, bailouts, corruption, monopolization, scandal after scandal, a climate crisis and a planet dying from a toxic industrial society. Far from being at our peak, our current civilization is at one of the l... Read more

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Who's the rude one?
Dear Editor: Recently an article appeared in the Interrobang (Rude rules the day, Interrobang issue 6, September 27, 2010) about the apparent rampant rudeness that has erupted within the walls of Fanshawe. This article, written by a faculty m... Read more

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One-off comment lacks insight and knowledge
I'd like to address a comment made in the last issue of the Interrobang. In Question of the Week — Do you plan on voting in the SAC election? section a student was quoted as saying, "No, they make fake promises and never follow through wit... Read more

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Money Matters
It happens every year. Students show up to school in the fall fresh from summer, happy to meet new people and ready to spend. Some students show plenty of excitement straight out of the gate by going to the bar, throwing money around and swiping... Read more

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It's your city. Vote!
Voting in this year's municipal election is easy. So easy, there should be no reason for any eligible voter not to exercise their democratic right to cast a ballot. Now you can vote during the week before election day at advance polls, convenien... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... Service with a smile
Nowadays, any visit to a big box store will quickly prove that the so-called "customer service" agents are as ignorant as the general public when it comes to where anything is or whether the store even stocks the items in question. Moreover, it ... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: Deflating the stigma of mental illness
Imagine that you wake up in the morning with a severe headache. You've had a poor night's sleep. Your mother calls to say that she is leaving milk and a box of Shreddies on the kitchen table in case you want something to eat with your coffee. Th... Read more

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TechFeed: iPad madness
The iPad, Apple's 9.7-inch tablet-style computer, was announced on January 27, 2010 at an Apple press conference by bigwig Steve Jobs. Of course, the media went rabid over any ounce of information they could find on this so-called revolutionar... Read more

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Haunted hayride showcases damned Donnelly family
As Halloween slinks closer and the days grow colder, you may find yourself seeking out the spookier side of London — something to get your heart racing and your palms sweating. You'll find no finer scares than at this year's haunted ha... Read more

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The Junction to headline Shack show
If your weekends have been plagued with humdrum tunes blaring from your stereo, come to the Out Back Shack on Friday, October 15 to be energized and uplifted by Toronto pop-rock band, The Junction. The Junction is a trio, that has been work... Read more

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The reality behind your weight
Depending on what people are trying to sell you, you have probably heard a million different reasons behind weight problems and the solutions to them. People have problems with both gaining and losing weight, but what is the real cause? What i... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Crescenzo's genius continues to evolve
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. In the world of music, there are few words that are as scary as "concept" and "album." It's a very risky game, and there are a few terrible records floating around the void ... Read more

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Slackers hard at work on tour
"Ska music is a gateway drug," said Glen Pine, trombonist/vocalist for Brooklyn-based reggae revival band, The Slackers. "Everybody who checks out reggae or ska, you talk to them, they have amazing record collections." Pine would know. Initi... Read more

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Reel Views: Awaiting friend confirmation
When Facebook first became publicly available to those outside of college and university networks in 2006, it was a much-talkedabout Internet phenomenon. Then in 2009 author Ben Mezrich chronicled the events surrounding the founding of Faceboo... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Nothing short of Legendary
It's that time of year when we reflect on all of the things we are most thankful for. In addition to giving thanks for a wonderful family and great friends, I am also grateful that I am able to review one classic film after another, the latest... Read more

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FSU hosting little monster mash
FSU presents its annual Children's Halloween Party on Saturday, October 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge, located on the second floor of the FSU Student Centre. The Children's Halloween Party is organized each year for children of f... Read more

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Life of Pi writer tackles the Holocaust in new book
TORONTO (CUP) — In his new novel, Beatrice & Virgil, Canadian author Yann Martel uses Holocaust imagery to tell the story of Henry. This story opens with Henry having just finished his own Holocaust novel. He flies out to London to me... Read more

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Music for the deaf
TORONTO (CUP) — By generating different types of vibration, a team of Ryerson University professors has developed a number of devices that allow the hard of hearing to experience sound and music. "It's looking at ways of making music a... Read more

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Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk a beastly collection
Author David Sedaris is known for his hilariously strange short stories about his family and his life. His latest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Beastiary, seems as though it would be miles away from his usual offerings. It's not. It'... Read more

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Anarchist book fair coming to London
On October 23, London is hosting its first ever Anarchist Book Fair at the Tolpuddle Housing Co- Operative on Adelaide at King Street. Drawing dozens of independent radical book publishers and distributers — some from as far away as Oakl... Read more

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Wildfox inspirational
Wildfox Couture is a company that is self-described as "an American vintage-inspired women's knitwear brand." The brand was officially established in Los Angeles in 2007, and is now distributed in over 30 countries. I'm a big fan of Wildfox an... Read more

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Fashion week runway review
If there is ever a time to be excited about fashion, it's now. With New York and Milan fashion week behind us, the excitement isn't quite over yet as we're just finishing with Paris. Let's play catch up and review what's been presented. NEW... Read more

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Zoot: Men and makeup
The majority of men in today's society do not wear makeup. Why? Men are too careless and usually won't take the time to make themselves look nice. They don't want to feel emasculated, nor do they want to be labelled feminine or as a "pretty bo... Read more

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Fringe: more than a campus salon
People always say to write something true you need to write about what you know. What I know is beauty and fashion, simply because I love it; and what I'm learning is that using our personal experiences as material for our writing is effective... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You gain access to a sealed area. If you leave behind a few souvenirs or fingerprints, no one will mind. At this time there's no such thing as serious business. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You're tempted to p... Read more

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Eating Animals author introduces the real meat
TORONTO (CUP) — Jonathan Safran Foer's life changed when he became a father, responsible for feeding someone else. Food is sacred in many ways. It is life, it is comfort and it is ingrained in every culture on earth. His grandmother re... Read more

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Bodies on display are unethical
WINNIPEG (CUP) — Bodies has been championed as a revelatory glimpse into the miracle that is the human body. It has simultaneously been accused of profiting from tragedy and capitalizing on desecration. Before you decide to attend this... Read more

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Men's basketball team starting season
Fanshawe's men's varsity basketball team is already showing promise as they gear up for the upcoming season. About 60 men tried out, which was then pared down to 16, but due to some injuries there are now 14. With eight rookies and six retur... Read more

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Falcon Volleyball teams start season with strong play
Both the men's and women's teams kicked things off in fine fashion by winning a gold and bronze medal respectively during the Eighth Annual Overkill Fanshawe College Volleyball Kick-Off Tournament. On the men's side, the Falcons flew throug... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Mr. Olympia crowned
Another September has passed and so has another Olympia. The funniest part is 99.9 per cent of readers don't know it even happened. This is only natural, considering that same 99.9 per cent have no desire to get as big as those monstrous bodyb... Read more

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Women's soccer action
Fanshawe's Meaghen Orr battles for the ball during Ontario Colleges Athletic Association varsity soccer action. Orr netted one of Fanshawe's three goals in a win over Sheridan. Other goal scorers were Jessica Bergsma and Lawren Comrie. Sarah King ... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Cena newest member of Nexus
Hell in a Cell Results Edge defeated Jack Swagger Daniel Bryan retained the United States title in a submissions count anywhere match against The Miz and John Morrison World Heavyweight champ Kane beat the Undertaker with the surprise hel... Read more

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Cross country teams continue domination
Another week and another strong showing from the Fanshawe Falcons cross-country teams. This past week, both the men's and women's teams continued their outstanding seasons by sweeping the overall team standings at the Sir Sanford Fleming Invit... Read more

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Golf season comes to end
The Fanshawe Falcons golf teams participated in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Provincial golf championships held at Raven Golf Club at Lora Bay. After an up and down season that saw Mike Waite of the men's team and Alex McAvoy of t... Read more

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NFL Czar: No need to miss this Sunday
This has been a wacky season. Who would have thought the Kansas City Chiefs would be the last undefeated team in the National Football League? If you said you predicted this, you most certainly are lying. Anyways, I'm sure the Chiefs will c... Read more

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Motoring: Mustang still has muscle
There are few constants in the auto industry. New models come and go, while the names and characters of cars get completely overturned. Case in point: the Chevrolet Impala's current model has nothing in common with the Impala models from my d... Read more

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