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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 18th, 2010

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10 Things I Know About You...Kelly's got pipes
Lisa Kelly is in her first year of marketing at Fanshawe. She said; “I am a singer/painter who never shuts up but yet strangely I'm a great listener. I am very outgoing and I am not afraid to be myself.” 1. Why are you here?... Read more

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Driven to distraction
Check your cellphone and reread the last text message you received. Would you pay $155 to read that? Would you cause a car accident, potentially hurting yourself or someone else? Would you face jail time? That's what might happen under Onta... Read more

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Foot patrol turns into student auxiliary program
Fanshawe College's foot patrol program has been modified to become a new student auxiliary program. Volunteers of the program will still be part of walk homes, but they will also have a chance to assist the special constables on campus. It wa... Read more

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KFC Double Down comes to Canada
KFC was never known as a place to eat health food, but with the limited-time addition of the Double Down to the Canadian menu, the chain — and its patrons — are about to get a lot less healthy. The Double Down is a sandwich witho... Read more

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Great tickets for new musical at the Grand Theatre
The FSU has secured a limited number of orchestra tickets to the Grand Theatre's production of Side by Side Sondheim. A celebration of the music legend Stephen Sondheim, who recently had a Broadway Theatre named in his honour. This lively r... Read more

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Local Business Profile: Get gorgeous while staying green
The Yew Tree Spa Boutique offers a delicious spa experience, with an eco-friendly awareness. This is because the products they use are organic. "That's always been important to me," said owner and skin care therapist, Jetanne Davis. They ... Read more

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Students find bedbugs in rez
BURNABY, B.C. (CUP) — A handful of students at Simon Fraser University have reported finding bedbugs in their residence rooms. Bedbugs are small insects that feed on human blood, and commonly cause skin rashes, allergic reactions and ... Read more

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Career Corner: Guidelines for writing effective job search letters
Whenever you submit a resume for a job application, you should always include a cover letter to introduce yourself to the employer and motivate them to read your resume. Your letter documents how your qualifications meet the job requirements a... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
National News Prince Edward Island's plan to become predominantly wind-powered and an energy-exporter to New England has begun to crumble. Part of this is because they didn't approve of the prices private developers were proposing, as the provi... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU VP External Kendra Sauder
1. What's been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? "All the nights I don't remember as clearly as I should from all my years here, and all the random events and stories from residence that I've witnessed and taken part in!" 2. If you could ... Read more

Addiction Awareness

Opinion

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B.A.L.L.S.: A new symphony
“All the doors in this spaceship have a cheerful and sunny disposition. It is their pleasure to open for you, and their satisfaction to close again with the knowledge of a job well done.” “Please enjoy your trip through this... Read more

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Brushing up with CSA
Even though we all had Thanksgiving off, the short week was going to be one of the longer ones for the FSU crew. We were the proud hosts of the College Student Alliance October conference, held in London October 14 to 17. The CSA is sort of l... Read more

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Stopping gay suicides
MONTREAL (CUP) — One January morning a few years ago, I walked into the Pacific Ocean. My plan was not complicated — just the cold, the tide and death. The memory of that time comes to me in quick, sensory flashes: The sound of the... Read more

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Truths to live by
Wouldn't it have been nice to come to Fanshawe and know exactly what to expect? I know that I would have loved that. I've learned five things (well, a lot of things but one article will not suffice) about college life that I was going to... Read more

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Off the Handelman
Dear Editor: Tim Handelman's stance as a moral arbiter would be easier to believe if he had forgone the first paragraph of his article, Roadkill, anyone? in the October 11 edition of Interrobang. I find it interesting that he talks abou... Read more

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Life Meets With Faith: Student supporter of the century
Liu Xiaobo has a favourite book, according to the Globe and Mail. It is The Castle by Franz Kafka, “The tale of one man's lonely fight against a faceless and dictatorial bureaucracy.” The faceless and dictatorial bureaucracy Mr. ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Helpful social media - Scribd
Scribd.com is an online social publishing and reading site, providing a multitude of documents — from journalistic articles, essays and academic papers to fan fiction and traditional literature — for readers on their computer or ph... Read more

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TechFeed: Phone wars heating up
There's new competition on the field. Monday, October 11, was the long awaited launch event for the newest edition of Microsoft's smartphone operating system — Windows Phone 7. This new OS, which will be available in the 2010 holiday ... Read more

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: Who's really at fault for declining music sales?
Back in 2008, I wrote a kick-off column on this very same subject with the same title. At its finale, I concluded that the major record labels (and their songwriting teams), who are merely interested in perpetuating the same talentless garble ... Read more

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No dead beats at this DJ competition
Mark the date October 22 on your calendars, because the team that brought you Fanshawe Rocks Elite — the rock show at Club Elite featuring only Music Industry Arts performers — has put together another night of music, one it hopes ... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Bison B.C. get the metal
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. I'm not really a metal fan, though it wasn't for lack of trying — one of the first records I ever owned was Metallica's black selftitled record from the early '90s. Th... Read more

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Stars make London stop in support of The Five Ghosts
From the loss of family members to becoming a father, Evan Cranley of Montreal indie-pop group Stars has experienced a lot this year. "Making a family and losing family all in a couple of months is a pretty heavy deal," he told me over the p... Read more

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Reel Views: The right kind of vampire
Let Me In (2010) Abby does not sparkle, and she is not a southern gentleman; she is an old school, bloodthirsty vampire. The 2010 film Let Me In by director Matt Reeves, best known for his shaky-cam epic Cloverfield, gets back to vampiric ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Eastwood engages in some monkey business
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) When it comes to movie stars, they don't get much bigger than Clint Eastwood. For over 50 years, the man has been raking in big dollars and basking in critical acclaim. He may be best known for his iconic r... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) The world is still an unfriendly place. Screen your calls and stay out of other people's dramas. If nothing happens at all, count yourself lucky. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Taurus starts the new week in a p... Read more

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Canadian cuisine more than maple syrup and poutine
MONTREAL (CUP) — In the mind of most people, the words Canadian and cuisine don't go together. Other countries, like France and Italy, have internationally recognized menus whose popularity has crossed borders. Even Quebec has develop... Read more

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Interventions; the counter-productive method
Many people who know someone with a serious addiction may take the intervention approach to help them overcome their addiction; however, having an intervention can cause more harm than it helps. Although interventions are portrayed on televisi... Read more

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Zoot: Top five Halloween costumes for men
Halloween is approaching faster than you know it, and your time to get your costume ready is shortening. Since it is the most creative holiday we celebrate, it's time to throw away all normality and let the artistic juices flow. Whether you in... Read more

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From France with love
All things French equate to luxury and sophistication: sipping wine, nibbling on petit fours and, of course, couture. Last week, the final presentations of the spring 2011 ready-to-wear collections were presented in Paris, and the best was arg... Read more

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In October, pink is the new black
No matter what's going on in October, there's one month-long event you should know about — breast cancer awareness. Breast cancer affects millions of people, and this month brings our attention to the disease as hundreds of beauty and fa... Read more

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Human library aims to combat prejudices, challenge assumptions
VICTORIA (CUP) — A library at the University of Victoria is trying to make a difference by lending humans instead of books. The human library is an opportunity for a "reader" to put their prejudices to the test, with the chance to have... Read more

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Journalism student sleeps on street to experience life "in their shoes"
BRANTFORD, Ont. (CUP) — Dan Losier is trying to change Canada's perception of homelessness through film. Losier, a journalism student at Wilfrid Laurier University's Brantford campus, decided to do this in a unique way. With the suppor... Read more

Sports

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Soccer teams prep for playoffs
With the regular season wrapping up, the Fanshawe men's and women's soccer teams are beginning to make final adjustments and preparations for what each team hopes will be impressive playoff runs. For the women's team, it has bee... Read more

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Falcon men carry high hope
It's not easy handling school and being on a sports team. Having to keep your grades up while juggling team responsibilities and having a personal life. Andrew Campbell, Fanshawe's 6'4” big man from Waterloo, is one of the six... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Getting your 101 aerobic fix
Aerobics have always been a great way of putting life into your cardiovascular routines. Every school year, we try to adjust our aerobics offerings based on current trends and member feedback. Whether it's the group training atmosphere, cl... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Cena in no win situation
TNA's Bound For Glory PPV featured some title changes, and some controversy. The newest member of the Knockouts roster, Mickie James was the special referee in a Four Corners Knockouts match with Tara, Madison Rayne, Velvet Sky and Angelin... Read more

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Motoring: Evora is one beauty
One of the most respected and admired names in the world of sports cars is Lotus. The company has been around since the 1950s, building race and street cars, and every model they have made has had enthusiasts following. I myself am a huge Lo... Read more

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NFL Czar: These games will keep you up
After the triple threat of great games last week, we have two solid night games to fall back on this year. In the Sunday nighter, we have the Minnesota Vikings visiting Green Bay to face the Packers. On Monday night, we have another division b... Read more

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