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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 14th, 2011

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10 Things I Know About You... Tiggelaar and arachnophobia
Christa Tiggelaar is in her third year of the Dental Hygiene program. "Awesome," is how Tiggelaar described herself. 1. Why are you here? Education for career. 2. What was your life-changing moment? Being accepted into my competitiv... Read more

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A grant opportunity for Canadian musicians
There are thousands of grants and scholarships available to college students in North America. There are grants offered to students who excel in academics, students who are exceptionally tall or left-handed, students who are adept at duck call... Read more

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Defining the 'hood'
When society discusses the 'hood,' a number of places are mentioned: South Central L.A.; Compton, California; the Harlem neighbourhood in New York; and even Jane and Finch in Toronto, but where we get our individual notions can come from very ... Read more

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Free money is within reach if you know where to look
If you are or ever have been a student, you know how tight money can be. Student loans can be helpful, but once you graduate, you have to pay it all back – with interest. Fanshawe College offers more opportunities for free cash than you would ... Read more

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Take the $ out of Christma$
Buy Nothing Day is a day when people make a conscious effort to buy absolutely nothing, instead reusing, recycling and getting creative to give the environment and their wallet a break for a day. Vancouver artist Ted Dave started BND in Sept... Read more

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Students revitalizing fashion with a little love
Every year, Fanshawe's firstand second-year Fashion Merchandising students work together to put on a unique fashion show, giving old clothes a new life. This year's Revamped Fashion Show: Re-duce, Re-use, Re-love will feature clothes donated b... Read more

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Removal of Occupy London protesters
At 12:40 a.m. on November 9, over two-dozen police officers arrived at Victoria Park to begin the removal of Occupy London protesters. With the help of municipal bylaw officers, they began dismantling tents. Any items that were not personally ... Read more

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5 Questions with Heather Frank, Human Services SAC rep
1. Who is your celebrity crush? Blake Shelton – there's just something about a down home country boy. 2. What movie most resembles your life? The Horse Whisperer, a movie about the struggles and triumphs of a girl and her passion for ... Read more

Opinion

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Psych Your Mind: Honesty is a virtue
It starts out with a slight exaggeration (typically characterized by the use of superlatives): I would NEVER this, it was the WORST experience of my ENTIRE life, she's COMPLETELY obsessed with me. Then slowly but surely, what was once only a mi... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Religious freedom isn't simple
In the late 1980s, when I was still a seminary student, I met Steve. Steve was from Egypt, and he told me how he had converted from the Islamic faith of his family to Christianity. I was very interested in his personal journey and asked him to t... Read more

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Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 each year goes unnoticed by the world's population, but for the transgender community, it is a sombre day of reflection and remembrance. Each year, trans people are attacked and left with injuries that are often permanent and disabli... Read more

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Creating green jobs just puts us further in the red
Dalton McGuinty claims that his Green Energy Act will produce 50,000 jobs for Ontarians. Although it sounds like an untapped source for energy and jobs, the Green Energy Act isn't being embraced with open arms. The provincial government subsidiz... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: The Archives' recording history
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Did you know that before his passing, Michael Jackson kept a recording studio and engineer on call 24 hours a day in case he woke up with an idea for a song? He believed that... Read more

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Get down with Two Crown King
Since releasing their latest self–titled EP in July, local band Two Crown King has been gaining momentum here in London and beyond. And while the band continues to make every performance feel like a homecoming, they're likely to stay on everyo... Read more

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A little bit country
November 18 is going to be a good night at London Music Club thanks to the dulcet tones of country folk artists Kim Wempe, a Nova Scotian from Saskatchewan, and Gabrielle Papillon, originally from Montréal. Touring together until the end of th... Read more

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hue knows where the heart is
The amount of energy that filled Call The Office on November 3 came as no surprise as friends and family crowded near the stage to see London locals hue. Even with the unfortunate news that show headliner Hey Ocean had to step down from the li... Read more

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Praise for a bigger sound
The first time I sat down and listened to Ben Wilkins' self-titled album, the first thing I thought to myself was, "Great, another Ben Folds sound-alike. Just what the music world needs." But as I made my way through the album and even the fir... Read more

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My 15 mInutes With... Mic Lordz & Sauce Funky bringing their sound to Out Back Shack
The party of the year is coming here to Fanshawe College. Mic Lordz & Sauce Funky are holding the release show for their highly anticipated album at the Out Back Shack on November 25. This band – comprised of Dayun "Bootsk" Marjanovic (lead vo... Read more

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Diamonds & Plastic a multi-faceted gem
If you listen to the first song on Ian Kelly's Diamonds & Plastic, you may be fooled into believing the entire album is one consecutive fast, bouncy album with no twists or turns. Certainly it won't have ballads or sweet-sounding lullaby melod... Read more

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Ruby has some rough spots
Toronto's Eric St-Laurent trio is a jazz band with roots in Afro- Cuban rhythms and elements of jazz and blues joined together. Comprised of Eric St-Laurent (guitar), Michel DeQuevedo (percussion) and Jordan O'Connor (bass), the band had a str... Read more

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Food for thought: Relish your date night
Ok, so everyone loves burgers, right? Well, have you heard of Relish? Relish, located at 135 Wortley Rd., is a gourmet burger joint in Wortley Village that's taking London by storm. Jessica and I visited Relish on her birthday for dinner and ... Read more

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Talking Cash: What you need to know about credit cards
Credit cards suck. They can be as addictive as any drug. Unlike some other addictions, though, I think it's feasible to control one's credit card spending. The way credit cards operate is also deceptively complex. Our culture, however, has an ... Read more

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Nutrition Ambition: From ramen to riches
Notorious B.I.G. once said, "Mo money, mo problems." As much as they might admire "Big Poppa" himself, most of today's college students would disagree on this point. Certainly, it seems that many of our problems today are caused by a lack of ... Read more

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Top 10 movies about money
Even if life isn't all about the money, these top ten financially minded flicks are undeniably based on the bucks. 10. WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS This sequel is quite similar to its 1987 predecessor, Wall Street, and it's just as entertaini... Read more

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Entertainment on a budget: London's Best
Being a student and being strapped for cash go hand in hand. Going out and having fun can be on the costly side, but there are always deals to be had. Here are London's best easy-on-the-wallet entertainment deals, so you can go out and have a gre... Read more

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The value in dumpster diving
One person's trash is another person's treasure. This idiom is proving its value with the cult of dumpster diving: a free, do-it-yourself method of collecting food from the dumpsters of restaurants, supermarkets or one's neighbourhood trash bin... Read more

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Diva on a dime
Frugal fashionistas looking for some penny-pinching ways to save on hairstyling, massages, manicures, pedicures and other grooming essentials can find plenty of great deals around London. Here are four establishments that fit every need, from you... Read more

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Fashion conscious with a fashion conscience
Coach purses? Nine West high-heeled pumps? A great-fitting pair of Guess jeans? If you are eager for a weekend of shopping, consignment stores and quality used clothing stores are the definite answers. The items above are just a few of many th... Read more

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Expand your mind without deflating your wallet
Lifelong learning can get expensive if you're going to pay for classes. But thanks to the Internet, there are a number of websites out there that can teach you virtually anything you want to know for free. Impress your friends by being the smarte... Read more

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London food co-op may be worth your time
If you're hungry for an alternative to your ordinary grocery shopping options, the London Co-op Store may be just the thing you're looking for. Founded in 1970 in response to the high prices of foods found in health stores, the Co-op has been a ... Read more

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Asking for customer satisfaction
Every year, companies in North America give away millions of dollars in free goods and services — and not simply for contests or publicity, but to regular consumers across the continent who express an interest in or fondness for their product. ... Read more

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The tasty product that could save you a ton of green
When you think about it, cleaning can be pretty expensive. If you buy specialty cleaning products for your floors, carpets, windows, bathroom, kitchen and more, it can really add up. But there's a product you likely already have (especially if... Read more

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Immacomputer, stop all the downloadin'
We live in a privileged age. Thanks to the Internet, the cost of being a full–time student has lessened slightly, and considering the local economy and costs of living, that's certainly a blessing. Infographic originally created and posted by We... Read more

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Coupon like a pro
There is a bit of stigma attached to being a 'coupon clipper.' In some people's minds, the words evoke an image of someone hunched over stacks of flyers, laboriously cutting out those rectangular slips that may save them a few cents on cans of cat... Read more

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Top sites for buying and selling
We all know that one of the best ways to save money is by finding a good deal, especially when it comes to expensive items like couches or computers. No matter what you're looking for, there are lots of websites to help you find items that are ge... Read more

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How to be smart
Wow, this is something my parents wish I knew more about. Growing up with hardworking parents, my brother and I lived comfortable lives. We never went to places we couldn't afford, and our parents raised us to be smart with our money – not sti... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Looking good at a low cost
In times when your part-time job cuts your hours, you have tuition fees to pay off and you just really don't have much spare change to use for yourself, one of the first things people cut out is their beauty essentials. Sometimes they just cut... Read more

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Very Versace
For a design house to create iconic pieces, there must be a specific characteristic that immediately conjures the essence of the brand and is instantly recognizable. For Versace, it's their eyecatching baroque print: bright, bold and colourful... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: What's in a Facebook status?
What is your Facebook status: single, in a relationship, it's complicated, engaged or married? These statuses can be useful to help determine whether or not someone is in a relationship, but other than that they only create problems. Millions ... Read more

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Long Distance Love: Long communications
Arguably one of the most important things in a good relationship is communication. This can be fairly easy to do if you both live in the same city – or better yet, if you live together – but what do you do to keep the communication going when ... Read more

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Reel Views: Anonymous thinks Shakespeare a fraud
Anonymous (2011) A man walks onto a stage – an exact replica of William Shakespeare's infamous Globe Theatre – and in front of a packed house reveals a set of facts to the audience. William Shakespeare had nothing more than a grammar school... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Death Race is ace
Death Race 2000 (1975) The Frugal issue (a.k.a. the Cheap Bastard issue) of the Interrobang is one very near and dear to my heart. As someone who can tell you his average monthly expenditures on stamps ($2.28) and hot water ($12.31), there m... Read more

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The Pig Farm a gruesome look at the Pickton case
Almost every Canadian has heard of Robert Pickton, but few have actually heard his chilling voice. A new documentary from CTV provides viewers with that intense experience in The Pig Farm by cutting Pickton's own voice recorded on audio tapes ... Read more

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Career Corner: Interview preparation - Making first impressions
Making a good first impression is important, whether it's for a blind date, a chance to meet the future in-laws or for a job interview. Much of that first impression has to do with the visual impact you make, and this is true in all of these c... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) There are two ways to get what you want, the easy way and the right way. People who are afraid of you will be less likely to cooperate in the future. You can modify your behaviour without compromising your ideals. ... Read more

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Everyday frugalities can lead to future luxuries
College is expensive; ask anyone who's attended and they'll tell you exactly how expensive it can get. The costs add up in ways that you don't really realize when first starting out. Things you don't consider – like laundry, transportation and... Read more

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Chick Beer was made for you
VANCOUVER (CUP) — Ladies, we all know that after a long day, there's nothing more refreshing than a beer with friends. But why are none of the beers out there made for ladies? Molson, Kokanee, Guinness, Sleeman's: they're all just so... manly.... Read more

Sports

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Men's volleyball using more than skill to win
The men's volleyball team defeated Redeemer on November 3 to kick off the regular season. "Redeemer has a very strong home court advantage, there are hundreds of fans that come out to watch us play and it can really have its effect on the fi... Read more

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Women' volleyball starts regular season off the right way
The women's volleyball team started the regular season November 3, travelling to Redeemer. With a big turnout for the game, the girls had a lot of hostile eyes watching their every move. The team wasn't going to let the crowd throw them off... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Shift work and staying fit
Most people who have experienced shift work at one point or another will tell you that it is hell. They will often say it entails endless days or nights with a scattered schedule that is not in line with that of their friends or family. Then yo... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Big changes in Impact
There have been a couple of big title changes lately on Impact Wrestling. Gail Kim, who recently made her return to TNA, was paired rather haphazardly with Madison Rayne. The unlikely partners immediately got a title shot for the Knockouts ta... Read more

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Around the OHL: Domi vs. Machac
The battle for the OHL rookie of the year added another chapter on November 4. Brampton Battalion's Patrik Machac came into London in third place in rookie scoring with 14 points in 16 games played. Leading the OHL in rookie scoring is London ... Read more

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NFL Czar: Chiefs' season on the line
Upset of the week? Not a chance. At least not when the Kansas City Chiefs head to Gillette Stadium to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots. The Chiefs have been ridiculously inconsistent on the year and even lost to the Dolphins a few weeks ago.... Read more

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Western off to fifth straight championship
Preseason rankings had the University of Western Ontario football team at the top of the province and second in the country. Two months and nine games later, the Mustangs are one win away from capturing their fourth Yates Cup (Provincial) Cha... Read more

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The NHL and frugality (or lack thereof)
Frugality in the NHL salary cap? Not a chance. Here are some of the NHL's highest paid players. Alexander Ovechkin is the league's highest paid player, coming in at a salary cap hit of $9,538,000 for this season. He's just ahead of both Sidn... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Justifying Newcastle's position
With a win against Everton on November 5, Newcastle find themselves in third place in the Premier League. They have yet to lose in league action so far, as a team that had seen the depths of the Championship only a few seasons ago now look to ... Read more

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Motoring: Nissan completes its Quest to improve
In the world of the minivan, the Nissan Quest has made very little impact. The first generation was a bit too small, and the second-generation model looked weird and wasn't very nice to drive. However, what turned me off most about the Quest... Read more

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