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Interrobang issue for Monday, August 29th, 2011

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10 Things I Know About You... Bunch has done some travelling
Grace Bunch is in her first year of Office Administration. Bunch said about herself: "I'm a Christian. I believe God sent his only son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins. I'm outgoing, crazy, like to take risks, I like adrenaline, I've s... Read more

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News

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First generation students receive support
People who are the first generation of post-secondary students in their family – that is, their parents didn't attend college or university – may face special challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to expect or ... Read more

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Support staff could strike while union and college sniping intensifies
Across Ontario, the college support staff union has spent weeks bargaining with colleges. A total of 24 college union groups, known as Locals, are involved. There are three areas support staff have been looking at during the bargaining proce... Read more

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How to make your budget work
Being a student means there are a lot of different things on your mind, like classes, exams and work. Something that often troubles students is the thought of finances. It can seem overwhelming and confusing to have to think about money, or ma... Read more

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Fanshawe graduation rates on the rise
For Ontario college students, there seems to be a never-ending bevy of surveys to rank various aspects of the institution including teachers, services and overall experience. One survey that continues to provide valuable information to the sch... Read more

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Avoiding identity theft
Last year, thousands of adults became victims of ID theft. Young adults aged 18 to 24 are among the last to detect identity theft when compared to other age groups. It took them 132 days on average to spot it, and their average loss was roughl... Read more

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CheapBooks.com offers just that
One of the biggest (and unavoidable) expenses of student life can be textbooks. Thanks to the new website CheapBooks.com, the financial sting of buying costly textbooks has been slightly alleviated, making college life that much more affordabl... Read more

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Mentors give an edge
Fanshawe College goes above and beyond in their practice of providing opportunities and advantages to students, and the Mentoring For Success program is a perfect example of such an edge. The service matches interested student participants with... Read more

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Fanshawe scores top marks with international students
Fanshawe College President Dr. Howard Rundle has much to be proud of. Among the many tools available to Fanshawe to aid in charting and benchmarking its achievements as an educational institution was a survey of international students. This su... Read more

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Rez survival guide
By now, students moving into Fanshawe's residences have just started to unpack and settle into dorm life. Roommates have been met, posters have been hung and rooms have only just begun their descent into the mid-semester entropy of class notes... Read more

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Things you should know about your first apartment
Whether you're new to London or not, spent time in residence on campus or moved directly into a new place all your own, or even had an apartment elsewhere, there are certain things you should know and keep in mind when it comes to living here ... Read more

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Fulfilling students' needs from A to Z
This year, students in the School of Transportation Technology are entering the newly completed Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies, an innovative facility located at 1764 Oxford St. E., not far from the main London campus at Fansha... Read more

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Bringing an end to bullying
Teasing. Picking on. Putting down. There are many different terms to describe bullying, and it seems as though most people have been involved with it at some point during their educational experiences. Sometimes thought to be a problem that on... Read more

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Your year to succeed
Whether you're heading back to school after a few months of summer break or a few years of working or raising a family, getting back into the habit of going to class and doing homework will take some hard work. It's important for students to... Read more

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Taking initiative with students' futures
When Fanshawe's Board of Governors approved the 2011/2012 Strategic Plan, they gave the green light for Fanshawe to continue and develop the School–College–Work Initiative, the latest measure in providing education and workability skills for ... Read more

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Are you protected against mumps?
The Middlesex London Health Unit is urging university and college students to ensure they're vaccinated against mumps after receiving reports of several laboratory- confirmed cases of the virus among that age group. Four people in London hav... Read more

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Woodstock students help to rebuild NOLA
In May, when most students were beginning their summer vacation, a handful of people from Fanshawe's Woodstock campus were making a big difference 2,000 km away. Nineteen students and two staff made the trip to New Orleans to help refurbish... Read more

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5 Questions with Veronica Barahona, FSU President
If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why? I'm going to say Steve Carell. I love The Office ! He's such an interesting person, I'd want to know if he's like that 24/7. Some people don't really get my sense o... Read more

Opinion

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Ban smoking now, in the nic o' tine
Cigarette smoking is an addiction with serious consequences to our society. No matter where you go in the world, smoking is one of the leading causes for illnesses such as lung cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory diseases. Not only d... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: The U2 Church
One of the nice moments for me at the U2 concert this past July in Toronto was running into John. Although we were both 2,000 kilometers from our home in Nova Scotia, Canada, there he was, just a few feet over. I knew he'd be there, but without ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Science-savvy alumnae are cleaning up, naturally
Jennifer Dowker and Chantelle Andrews want to splash a little green into your home. They are the creators of Natural Selections, an online store that features more than 300 eco-friendly products for personal care, cleaning, kids and pets. An... Read more

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King Me: FSU's music programmer wins big at COCA
If you wanted further proof that Fanshawe College has the best staff running, look no further than Pat Maloney, Music Programmer for the FSU. This summer, Maloney won Best Full–Time Programmer from the Canadian Organization of Campus Activitie... Read more

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Getting frosh
Frosh Week is the time to jump into new experiences. You'll meet new people, have new classes, and discover new opportunities. The Fanshawe Student Union wants to make sure that you have different ways to do this! We've got two weeks of events... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Festivals as festive does
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Summer has got to be the best season of them all. If you love adventure as much as I do, there is nothing like the summertime, with its endless possibilities, wide-open road... Read more

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Zelinka pumps it up
Former Fanshawe graduate Emily Zelinka has carved out a niche for herself in the competitive physique world. Demonstrating athletic prowess and formidable talent, she is determined to get her International Federation of BodyBuilders pro card t... Read more

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Shine on, Fanshawe
September marks the start of shine season, a time when postsecondary students gather at campuses across Canada to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis research. Shinerama is a fundraising campaign that started in the 1960s with a group of studen... Read more

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SuperWalk for a SuperCause
The Parkinson SuperWalk is returning to London at Springbank Gardens on September 10, celebrating its 17th annual event in the region. Participants have raised over $20 million for the cause in walks since 1990. Aimed at raising funds for th... Read more

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New year, new look for Interrobang website
It's been a summer of redesign at the Interrobang office. With our new website officially launched in June. The new site has a crisper look than the previous design, explained Darby Mousseau, Creative Director for the Fanshawe Student Union'... Read more

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What turns you on, Fanshawe?
Masturbation, multiple partners, kinks and more – the Interrobang wants to know what you're into for our first-ever sex survey. If you're a current Fanshawe student, fill out the survey at fsu.ca/interrobang_s... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Back-to-school beauty
As the glorious summer comes to a depressing end, the hustle and bustle of the new school year starts to kick in faster than we know it. The rush to find all of your textbooks, pay tuition and figure out rent sneaks up quickly. Then in the mid... Read more

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What fall has in store for you
Another summer passed, another autumn approaching. Fashion's favourite season, fall/winter, boasts the most hype and arguably most innovative and creative collections. Editors, bloggers and fashion slaves alike agree that autumn is the superla... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: Summer lovin' ended with class
Back to school is everyone's least favourite time of the year. It's time to get ready for all-nighters, assignments and group projects with people you can't stand. Time to put away frisbees, tanning oil and that Victoria's Secret bathing suit y... Read more

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Reel Views: Top 10 back to school movies
It's back to school time yet again, and just in case you're already feeling the stress of classes and homework, here are the 10 best movies about school to help you unwind at the end of a long school day. 10. The 400 Blows A young Parisia... Read more

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Reel Views: The Hogwarts saga comes to an epic conclusion
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011) Many of us have grown up with Harry Potter; the lucky ones were 11 when the books came out, just like Harry himself. We read all the books and we saw all the movies – some of us waiting i... Read more

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Reel Views: Captain America a patriotic good time
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) In anticipation of The Avengers, which is set to hit theaters in 2012, Marvel has given viewers origin flick after origin flick so that everyone may be better acquainted with the members of this sup... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You land in the middle of someone else's disaster. Maybe you didn't create this situation, but it's your job to help clean it up. Detach from your passion before it consumes you. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ... Read more

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Shopping Guide
Apocalypse 355 Talbot St. 7.6 km from campus 519-204-5738 apocalypseshop.com It's not the end of the world – it's a great selection of cool duds and kicks including Adidas, Vans... Read more

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London Bus Guide
Your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can see lots of what London has to offer. 4 Oxford East London's Downtown Core Beginning at Oxford and Richmond and spanning ... Read more

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September Events Guide
London is known for its summer festivals, but just because the fall is approaching doesn't mean this city has slowed down one bit! Here are a bunch of fun things happening in and around town throughout the next month: Fall Fest September 2... Read more

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Entertainment Guide
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Food Guide
Stobie's Pizza 685 Richmond St. 4.9 km from campus Stobie's is the place to get pizza in downtown London. Located conveniently on Richmond Row, and open late, it's the best place to go after a night out on the town, or for a quick and chea... Read more

Sports

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Fanshawe athletes headed to OCAA Hall of Fame
For two Fanshawe alumni, one an athlete and the other a coach, heading to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association Hall of Fame is a gift beyond measure. Bob Armstrong, from Ingersoll, is a curler and Cindy Huras is a badminton coach from St.... Read more

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The Heel Turn: An eventful summer in the WWE
A lot has happened over the summer in the world of professional wrestling, not the least of which was the tragic loss of one of the most legendary superstars ever, Macho Man Randy Savage. It's all the more tragic since he was rumoured to be co... Read more

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New coaches on Falcons staff
This season, the Fanshawe Falcons are welcoming new coaching staff to their nest. Fanshawe College's Manager of Athletics Mike Lindsay recently announced Mark Peckham as the new head coach of the varsity women's volleyball program. The new ass... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Thinking about a gym membership?
Hello Fanshawe and welcome to the 2011/12 academic year! The summer semester is notorious for quiet, ghostly hallways and minimal activity around the college. The same applies to the J building, home to the Fanshawe College Community Fitness C... Read more

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Lightning strikes in London
Four-time NBA all-star Michael Ray Richardson has been announced as the head coach of the London Lightning, London's first professional basketball team. The Lightning will compete in the new National Basketball League of Canada, which features... Read more

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NFL Czar: Five stories to watch in 2011
Welcome back students and NFL fans! After a bit of a rocky summer in the NFL world, the collective bargaining agreement was reached, and we avoided the first NFL work stoppage since 1992. However, it made for a ridiculously short free agency p... Read more

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Motoring: Hitting the road in the sporty S60
The four-door coupe segment is getting more and more popular. Mercedes-Benz started this trend nearly five years ago with the introduction of the CLS, and since then, VW, Audi and even Hyundai have gotten on with this styling trend. The l... Read more

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