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10 Things I Know About You... Leach keeps an open mind
Stephannie Leach is in the Level 3 (second year) of Developmental Service Worker program. "I'm 21 years old and legally blind," said Leach. "I navigate the college with my guide dog. I strive for accessibility for people with disabilities and ... Read more

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News

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Werstine helps students get back in motion
Fanshawe College's Rob Werstine, a Physiotherapist at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, has recently become the new President of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. The president is decided through a democratic process where an op... Read more

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Have a heart: Be (extra) kind this week
Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union are teaming up to encourage students to be a little sweeter this week with the 1,000 Acts of Kindness campaign. On October 19, 20 and 21, volunteers will be stationed all around campus to hand ou... Read more

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Event connects young people with Parkinson's
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario will be holding its first Life in Balance workshop for people with Young-Onset Parkinson's at the Delta London Armouries Hotel on Saturday, October 22. The workshop is sponsored by Simple Financial and ru... Read more

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Energy drinks to remain widely available, despite new federal rules
TORONTO (CUP) — Students won't be forced to visit a pharmacy to buy energy drinks after certain proposed regulations were recently turned down by the federal government, though consumers will see some smaller changes to familiar products over ... Read more

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5 Questions with Amanda Gall, Tourism and Hospitality SAC rep
1. What has been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? Too many to choose from, and we're only coming to the end of (October) ... I was not as outgoing in high school, so I love how amazing the people at Fanshawe are. The place and time don't ... Read more

Opinion

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Psych Your Mind: The great debate
As an editorialist, I tend to walk (erm … write) on the "controversial" side of the spectrum. Touching upon subjects like whether religion or science has caused more human catastrophe, whether certain behaviours should remain gendered and whethe... Read more

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Why does local news ignore important issues like women abuse?
Eighty-one per cent of women said that have been shoved, hit or grabbed by their current or previous boyfriend/husband, 38 per cent said they were beaten or choked. These are the shocking results of one survey of 653,000 women across Canada... Read more

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So the election is over... Now what?
Three months ago, it looked like PC Leader Tim Hudak was going to coast into winning the Ontario provincial election. It was supposed to be a blowout. A poll by Forum Research Inc., Canada's largest survey firm, showed Hudak with 41 per cent of... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: "It doesn't cost anything to love our people"
The stories were heartbreaking, and more about them in a moment. Last week I attended a hearing of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) at Indian Brook, N.S. The event took place not far from the very residential school that some o... Read more

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Epic failure
Dear Editor: Epic Meal Time equates to an epic waste of food. These guys' have inflated egos fanned by the cheers of unquestioning crowds. I'm still trying to figure out the appeal, but the deliberate waste of food was a disgrace. J.C. Ni... Read more

Lifestyles

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Filmmaking class treated to a documentary extraordinaire
On October 7 at 7 a.m., the Advanced Filmmaking class from Fanshawe College piled into a bus bound for Toronto. On the agenda for the day: a few guest speakers (which only true film nerds would be interested in reading about) and a Q & A with ... Read more

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Talking Cash: Wealthy Barber returns with more sage financial advice
In 1989, David Chilton published The Wealthy Barber, one of the foremost Canadian books released about personal finance. It was simply written with a simple message: pay yourself first and spend less than you earn. Looking back over 20 years l... Read more

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Bobbyisms: One-on-one with Katie Rox
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. And I've been thinking about irony. I don't mean the shaky sort of irony like you might find in Alanis Morrissette's "Ironic," of rain on your wedding day or needing a knife ... Read more

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My 15 minutes with ... Reversing Falls
If you are an electronic pop fan and haven't heard Reversing Falls, you are truly missing out. This Montréal-based band is about to explode onto the Canadian music scene with their first full-length album due out in January. Their three previo... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Best religious film bar nun
Nude Nuns With Big Guns (2010) Bless me Father, for I have sinned. It has been a few decades since my last confession. I have coveted my neighbour's possessions. I made an illegal copy of a Chumbawamba CD. I beat a hobo half to death wit... Read more

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Reel Views: 50/50 a touching story of friendship
When Will Reiser was diagnosed with cancer, he had two things on his side: a killer sense for screenwriting and a loyal friend in Seth Rogen. From these elements emerged the film 50/50, which tells the story of Reiser's real-life battle with a... Read more

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Career Corner: 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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Five things needed to be fashionable
Every girl has a "thing:" some girls are all about shoes, while others are all about scarves or jewelry or purses. Don't focus on one garment or look: here are some things everyone should be into. Bravery and Confidence I cannot tell you ... Read more

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Beauty Boy: The addiction to beauty
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? If your answer is somewhere along the lines of "ugly," "unattractive" or "hideous," then please, look again. Keep looking until the only thing you see is yourself; something that is so beautiful it... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: And you were worried about the Freshman 15
Most students worry about gaining what is known as the Freshman 15. This is usually caused by excessive partying, fast food and late night eating that first-year students tend to indulge in. Some students also become less active and spend most... Read more

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Shop till you drop
Any job I have ever had, regardless of the field of work I've been in, has had a uniform policy. Some restaurants required a white button- down shirt, while others provided me with a logoed golf tee. Summer camp demanded washable tanks and stu... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Energy is your middle name. Exercise, courtship and personal projects smolder under your touch. People with different backgrounds fascinate you, whether they're from halfway around the world or the other side of ... Read more

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Eating disorders are about so much more than food
It's 5:30 a.m. and I can't get back to sleep. My body aches all over, even though I take as much Tylenol as I am safely allowed (if not twice as much, most days) just to get by. I tiptoe down the stairs and into my basement, trying not to wake... Read more

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Nutrition Ambition: Compulsive overeating: A recipe for disaster
At some point, we've all pushed back our chairs at the dinner table with a groan, made one too many trips back to the buffet or changed the notch on our belt after a holiday feast. The act of consuming large portions of food at once is a big p... Read more

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In Training: Foods to help you get back on the healthy track
Thanksgiving has come and gone – the turkey was carved, the pumpkin pie was devoured and now you're left feeling sluggish and out of synch. Don't waste time beating yourself up over how much you ate, that's over and done with. What you need... Read more

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Heading in the right direction: A story of a recovering addict
On the surface, A appeared as though she had it all together. Outgoing and quick-witted, she had many friends and lived in a middle- to upper-class neighbourhood with her family and two older sisters. She was involved with many sports and pastimes gr... Read more

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Uncovered: Sex Addicts
Jesse James, Tiger Woods, David Duchovny – all self-proclaimed sex addicts. Is it an excuse for people caught cheating? Or is it similar to other addictions like alcoholism – a legitimate problem that society isn't comfortable addressing yet? Andre... Read more

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This is you on drugs
According to a 2009 study of Ontario students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the most commonly used drug is alcohol (58.2 per cent of students reported drinking in the past year), the second is weed (25.6 per cent had used it in the p... Read more

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How the drinks you have today can effect you down the road
Most people are aware of the immediate effects of excessive drinking: loss of consciousness, vomiting, decreased heart rate and dealing with a brutal hangover the next day. It seems that the long-term effects of excessive drinking are far less known.... Read more

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The problem with video game 'addiction'
According to the experts, you cannot be addicted to video games. No matter how many hours you spend playing each day, no matter if your professional and personal lives fall apart because of how much you play, and even if you feel as though you h... Read more

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The serious side of gambling
Gambling is defined as the risk of something of value in a game or contest where the outcome is affected by chance. Problem gambling is defined by the impact that your gambling and behaviour has on your life, and on those around you. And problem... Read more

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Addiction services of Thames Valley: Here to help
Those suffering from an addiction or who know someone who may be dealing with one may be faced with the daunting task of trying to figure out where to get help, where to take the next step. Addiction Services of Thames Valley is a good place to ... Read more

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Addicted to being thin
Body image is an issue that many people have struggled with at one time or another in their lives. In today's skinny-worshipping society where images of size-zero celebrities are constantly thrust into the foregrounds of our thoughts, it can see... Read more

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The burning question: London's marijuana grow-ops
In 1936, Louis Gasnier directed Reefer Madness, a grim portrayal of marijuana and its corruption of youth, ensnaring them into a destructive lifestyle. It was later produced by Dwain Esper and went through several different name changes including... Read more

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The real costs of smoking
If you've ever seen a pack of cigarettes, you likely already know the arguments leveled against the habit of smoking. It causes cancer. It can cause birth defects. It raises your blood pressure and diminishes your fertility, attacks your teeth, gums,... Read more

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Substance abuse outreach on campus
Substance abuse among students at college is an important issue at Fanshawe College. Dealing with addiction while you are occupied with school and building friendships is not uncommon and it's an issue that this school doesn't take lightly. "We deal... Read more

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Top 10 movies about addictions
Sometimes movies are addictive, and sometimes they just tell stories about addictions. Luckily there are some flicks that fall nicely into both categories, so here are my top 10 addictive movies about addictions. 10. LEAVING LAS VEGAS (1995) W... Read more

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When working out wears you thin
Staying fit is essential to overall health, but there is a point where even working out turns unhealthy. Some individuals become addicted to exercising. There's a fine line where people go from a healthy habit to having physical activity bec... Read more

Sports

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Leafs' hopes look promising early on
Heading into their October 15 game at home against the Calgary Flames, the Toronto Maple Leafs remain undefeated. But just barely. The Leafs opened the season October 6 with a win over Montreal and followed that up with a win over Ottawa on ... Read more

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NFL Czar: Time for the Lions to roar
In what has been a crazy and unpredictable NFL season so far, the Detroit Lions have been by far the biggest surprise. The offence, led by quarterback Matthew Stafford and wide receiver Calvin Johnson, has been remarkable. The defence, on the ... Read more

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The Heel Turn: No confidence in Triple H
Last week brought some shocking developments on both the TNA and WWE fronts. First up on RAW, The tension between Triple H and his employees threatened to boil over. Several superstars, including Alberto Del Rio, Cody Rhodes, Jack Swagger a... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Winter weight gain
Last weekend was turkey weekend, and we were blessed with a sunny average of 27°C! Everyone got to see his or her families and we're all a tad plumper. Thanksgiving is the ultimate eating holiday. You eat, and then you sleep. You wake up... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: It's time to support Canada
The international breaks in football are usually devoted to big headline games in European Qualifying groups or simply friendlies that feature huge teams. However, why not fill your breaks with some action right here? Bashing the Canadian Me... Read more

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Motoring: Practical cars
Last week, we looked at new cars that cost under $20,000. This week, we will look at some more cars that cost just under $30,000. All these cars we are talking about today are family cars, so if you're looking for something practical, read on.... Read more

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