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Interrobang issue for Monday, September 19th, 2011

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10 Things I Know About You... Ouellette's a Vegas kind of guy
Jeremy Ouellette is in his third year of the Computer Programmer Analyst program. He's married, older (in his 30s) and a student. 1. Why are you here? To get a better and more stable career. 2. What was your life-changing moment? ... Read more

News

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Code your way to victory
Think you've got the skills to create the next super-popular mobile gaming application? Flex your app-creating muscles at the Great Canadian Appathon2 at the end of the month. The GCA2 is a weekend-long game coding festival presented by Nat... Read more

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Taming the troubled Fanshawe area
From out-of-control parties to violent brawls, the residential area around Fanshawe College has earned itself a nasty reputation over the years. The two most recent violent incidents in the area a man was attacked in late May at 900 Fansh... Read more

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FSU has sex... ual awareness days
Sex, condoms, pornography, birth control, lubrication, Chlamydia, g-spot, masturbation ... Now that the ice is broken, this year's Sexual Awareness Days, which run from September 19 to 21, shouldn't be too awkward. The week starts with a ban... Read more

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Are YOU doin' it, Fanshawe?
Every year, Fanshawe runs a sexual awareness week full of free condoms, sex-themed events and tons of information about safe sex. One important element of Sex Week that is not always the most fun, but often the most beneficial for your health,... Read more

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Labourers' Local 1059 Training Centre prepares for fall enrolment
This summer, the Labourers' Local 1059 held a grand opening at their Regional Training Centre at 56 Firestone Blvd. The original building, built in 1989, has been expanded to fit new shops, a classroom, large meeting rooms and a cafeteria. It ... Read more

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Wikipedia offers students $1,000 scholarship
Wikipedia: we all know it, we all love it, and many of us even contribute to it. This year, Wikimedia Canada is offering a $1,000 scholarship to a student currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution who makes the greatest improvement to... Read more

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5 Questions with Kendra Sauder, FSU VP Finance
1. What's the last book you read? The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, I read it for work here. I learned about productivity and organization. It's actually really good I recommend it. 2. What is your idea of a perfect last meal? ... Read more

Opinion

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Notes from Day Seven: Jack Layton revisited - The greatest is love
By the time you read this, Jack Layton's funeral will have taken place some time ago. But, hopefully, some of what he valued will not be forgotten. Most Canadians did not vote for Layton and the NDP during the recent federal election. Many wh... Read more

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The diversity myth
It was a year ago that I "came out" to the Fanshawe community in this very forum as a transwoman not completely, but rather as a "closeted" male to female instructor. A very select few people within the college and university communities know ... Read more

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Bus service to Fanshawe lacking
Dear Editor: I was the first person in line to catch the Oxford West bus on Wednesday, September 14 at 1:55 p.m. Approximately 100 people were waiting by the time the bus showed up (late as usual). I was pushed and hit repeatedly as people fo... Read more

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How do students feel about the strike?
I have been covering the support staff strike since before it began, when both sides were still at the bargaining table, and I must admit, it can get a bit tiring. As is to be expected with strike situations, each side is presenting their own vi... Read more

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Circumcision is mutilation and should be banned
WATERLOO (CUP) On November 8, residents of San Francisco, California will be voting on an issue that has raised a number of strong voices and opinions. Since reaching the required 7,100 signatures in May, the November ballot is set to include ... Read more

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Psych Your Mind: "Please" sir, may I have some more?
Deep down, most of us are insecure in some capacity. Whether it's the slight bump on your nose, the extra 10 pounds you recently gained or that one crooked tooth that ruins your otherwise Hollywood smile, no one (not even Angelina Jolie) can liv... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: September 2011 and killer party fuel
It's one thing to be served a glass of wine at home with your family. It is one thing to have a pint or two with friends in a pub. However, it is a quite different thing to use alcohol as party fuel. Yet, that's what countless young Canadians... Read more

Lifestyles

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Lahey entertains Theatre and Film students
You may have heard him on CBC Radio in years past, or you may know his work on the new TV series Haven, but you probably know him best as Jim Lahey, the perpetually drunk park supervisor in the wildly successful Canadian TV series Trailer Park... Read more

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Canada's Walk of Fame Festival brings out the stars in Toronto
Each year, a number of extraordinary Canadians are inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame, a series of stars' names in the sidewalks throughout Toronto's theatre district. This year, along with the red carpet, induction ceremony and gala to follo... Read more

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How kinky are you?
In the Interrobang's first-ever sex survey, we asked students all about their sex lives, and boy, did they answer! We received responses from 141 current Fanshawe students 48 who identified themselves as men and 93 who identified as women. Most ident... Read more

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Beginner's guide to backdoor lovin'
Curious about your carnal urges, but bashful about your butt? Feeling slightly daunted by the mysterious derriere? Don't worry you're not alone. Virtually everybody can derive pleasure from anal sex whether on the penetrating or receiving end. S... Read more

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Nutrition Ambition: Love, sex and food
Need to score? When the subject of sex comes up, few people's minds drift to food and nutrition. However, food can be a vital contributor to your and your partner's libido. Everything you put into your body affects your hormones, energy, brain... Read more

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Healthy living tips for a new semester
There are many reasons why students gain the dreaded "Freshman 15" when they live away from home for the first time. Unwise food choices, lack of exercise and nights out hitting the bars can lead to pounds beginning to creep on. But it's not... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: When two become one, it's much more fun
Recently I've being hearing a lot about relationships and sex some of my friends brag about how great it is with their partner and others aren't as satisfied. That made me wonder: if you're not satisfied in the bedroom, can you really be sati... Read more

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The fashion of naked
It's time for the infamous sex issue. For this issue, we at Interrobang turn into sex experts so that you can get all the information you need about sex; essentially we turn into the younger version of Cosmopolitan so that you don't need to go... Read more

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The rumours are true: Sex sells
Calvin Klein underwear is sexy. Dolce & Gabbana anything is sexy. But Prada? Not so much. Please don't misunderstand; I'm loving and coveting Ms. Miuccia's plaids and python prints as much as any other Prada fan this season, but the Italian de... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Your sexy 'night out' look
When the evening hits and the skirts seem to mysteriously become a few inches shorter, you need to find a perfect eye makeup style that will compliment your outfit flawlessly. Mascara and a little bit of eyeliner along the waterline simply wil... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Crank 2 ranks number one
Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) Ridiculous. Illogical. Over the top. Profane. These are all terms that can be used to describe the film Crank 2: High Voltage, a movie I recently had the opportunity to take a gander at. One more term that can ... Read more

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Reel Views: The Debt a powerful, suspense-filled flick
The Debt (2011) Of all the atrocities committed by Nazis during the Second World War, medical experiments performed on concentration camp prisoners were among the worst; The Debt, the latest film from acclaimed director John Madden, revolve... Read more

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Comics
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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Aries inspires those who need a little jolt. The future is a medium that easily accommodates change. Your courage might seem self-serving to someone who is too timid to make the attempt. Taurus (April 20 - May... Read more

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Top 10 films about Sex
Sex. People love to have it, talk about it and watch it. In the spirit of voyeurism, here are the 10 best movies that are all about sex. 10.Sex and The City Follow Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte as they continue to navigate the world of... Read more

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Bringing porn to the big screen: A history of sex on film
Pornography on film has been around nearly as long as moving pictures themselves. The oldest surviving pornographic movie dates back to 1886, a mere year after moving pictures were developed. Since that time, sex on film has had a long and often cont... Read more

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Getting smart about staying safe
Whatever your sexual experiences have been whether you're a (self-proclaimed) expert to a beginner one thing is for sure: you need to know how to be safe, not only for yourself but for your partner. Sex should be fun, not scary, so here are the d... Read more

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The skinny on condoms
When you consider all the items in creation for use in sex, none are quite as versatile as condoms. They are equal parts birth control and pleasure device, and users have a wide range of opinion and personal preference about the variety of styles ava... Read more

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The least sexy article you'll read today
You knew it was coming: it's time for the dreaded STI article. You're beat over the head with it in virtually every article about sex: use protection or face the consequences. "Consequences" is kind of a vague term, though, especially when paired wi... Read more

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Getting STI tested
You're an adult, and chances are you're not a virgin. Chances are, you've taken sex education in school by this point, and are pretty smart. You don't need to be told that sexually transmitted infections are bad, and hazardous to your health in later... Read more

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HIV: misconceptions and realities
This week is one devoted to sexual awareness, and it's also one devoted to taking care of your sexual health. Now before you turn the page, hear us out. Did you know that 30 per cent of Canadians who are HIV-positive don't know their status? Or that ... Read more

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The Internet: Erotica superhighway
Erotic writing is turning into a widespread phenomenon. Once discretely murmured about between the bed sheets and hidden behind the racks at your magazine store, it's now available on the web in the forms of blogs and websites. Here are some fun and... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Music to set the mood
I write a lot about random things. I write about random things a lot. While I don't often characterize music in terms of its ability to get someone laid, don't make the mistake of thinking that sex isn't immovably connected to music. Music sets an... Read more

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Stripping candidly
In the media, strippers are often portrayed as living a glamorous lifestyle: they have money, fame and lots of friends. But in real life, when the curtains draw to a final close, some dancers say they feel isolation and shame. Some think they have n... Read more

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Being transgender
Last year, the Interrobang received a letter from Kimberley, a transgender individual reaching out to those in the Fanshawe community who need support, and opening the dialogue of what it means to be transgender. Kimberley is a closeted male to fema... Read more

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A history of erotica unfolded
Sex is often moved "underground" and quietly spoken of. It's naughty and R-rated and borders on what's acceptable to share and what's embarrassingly not. Karene Howie and her partner Geoff Haselhurst, both philosophers, maintain a philosophy website... Read more

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How to buy that perfect little something sexy
You're thinking of ways to spice up your love life, and suddenly you're struck with an idea: a sexy little gift for your significant other. Full of hopes and dreams, you head to the lingerie store. But when you step foot in the door, you're completel... Read more

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Not so sexy tales from the E.R.
You're in the throes of passion and everything feels amazing until suddenly *#&%, that hurts! Many people don't realize that sex can be dangerous, but injuries do happen frighteningly often, in fact. Here is a collection of some of the most painf... Read more

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The most pleasurable design
Have you ever wondered how sex toys are designed? Aside from the obvious phallic-inspired shape of some, many vibrators, dildos and other toys on the market today have unique designs that stray far from the look of the human anatomy. Although it may ... Read more

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Don't be embarassed - sex toys are fun
Sex toys seem to be something most people don't feel comfortable talking about, but really, why not? Perhaps it's a sense of privacy or modesty, but sex toys are nothing to be embarrassed about using. Pleasurable with a partner or on your own, sex to... Read more

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Sports

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Manchester: The place to be in the premier league
Hi, my name is Marty and I am a first-year student here at Fanshawe in Broadcast Journalism. This will be my weekly column on professional soccer. Feel free to drop me an e-mail if you want me to write about a certain topic. In the first mon... Read more

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Motoring: Jaguar heads in a new direction with the XF
There was a time when the best cars in the world were truly British. However, for the last few decades, the best cars have either been German or Japanese. Thankfully the Brits didn't just accept defeat and gave up if anything, they are now... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Reliving the highlights of the exciting live WWE show in London
Last Saturday night brought the return of the WWE to the John Labatt Centre, and I was in attendance for what proved to be a fun live show. The matches mainly featured some mid-card fan favourites, such as John Morrison, Evan Bourne and Zack R... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: A strike can never stop fitness
Last week we discussed intramurals and the current state of the strike. As it is now, if the strike continues for several weeks, there will not be any fall intramurals due to staff shortage. However, there are always active alternatives and we... Read more

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NFL Czar: Shootout in Soldier Field
After a couple of incredibly unpredictable weeks in the NFL, we are starting to see who the major players will be come playoff time. Two teams that will likely be at the forefront of playoff discussions in the NFC will be the Green Bay Packers... Read more

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In Training: The 'Freshman 15' phenomenon
Ah, college. A time for learning, friends and fun and, for some, the "Freshman 15." Most people have heard the stories of people going away to college or university and coming back after first year weighing 15-plus pounds more than when they... Read more

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