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Interrobang issue for Monday, January 9th, 2012

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10 Things I Know About You... Rendell keeping it busy
Lewis Rendell is in her first year of Liberal Studies. "I'm from small-town Northern Ontario," she said. "I'm a blogger, a terrible driver and kind of a bookworm. I'm pierced and tattooed. I love Star Wars and am unashamed of it. I love being ... Read more

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Strombo is coming to Fanshawe
The Fanshawe Student Union and the Fanshawe Alumni Association have combined their forces to bring a Canadian icon to the college. On January 13, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos is coming to Fanshawe to share some of his experiences from his 2... Read more

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New on-campus group helps with body image issues
If you're feeling pressure to look a certain way, if you're unhappy with your weight or waist size or if you're just generally feeling unhappy with the way you look, The Healing Place can help. The Healing Place is a new support group on camp... Read more

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The manliest month of all
With the chilly winter weather finally here, your face may be longing for the cozy days under your Movember 'stache. January — or Manuary — is another opportunity to grow facial hair for a great cause. "Last year was the first year... Read more

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Prepare for your job hunt with Career Services workshops
With the chilly weather outside, many of our thoughts are already turning to warm summer days. This kind of thinking ahead should also apply to your job hunt — it may only be January, but now's the time to start looking for a summer job ... Read more

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Distinguished Grad Profile: Jeff Malpass
Continuing Education can open a world of possibilities When you are a President and C.E.O. of one of the four largest employers in the world — not to mention married with two daughters — you are bound to be a busy guy. Just ask Fansh... Read more

Opinion

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Psych Your Mind: Learning to resolve
As a personal fitness trainer and an accredited nutritional expert boasting 35 years of experience, a question my mom all too commonly encounters around this season is "Why do so many (an estimated 75 per cent, in fact!) New Year's resolutions f... Read more

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A national obsession
Hey everyone, my name is Victor and I'm a first-year Broadcast Journalism Student. This is the first of what I hope will be a weekly column on "An Outsider's View of Canada." Do feel free to give me your feedback. I've been living in Canada for ... Read more

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Breaking barriers
Three months of experience in Canada taught me one most important thing: "No question is a silly question." The new international students face several barriers. Our biggest challenge is our accent. Canada is a place of varied cultures and peopl... Read more

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Canada and climate change: The two-faced monster
Peter Kent, the Federal Minister of Energy attended a meeting of the United Nations climate change conference in Durban, South Africa in early December. There, he delivered the news that Canada would not be participating in what is being conside... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Resolutions for friends, faith, the planet and the future: Part I
Here, in the first of two parts, are some New Year's resolutions you might think about. Some of the suggestions don't need explaining, but I thought that a little for some of them could help. I will study hard and party light. I will not ke... Read more

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Letter to the editor: De Jong misses point
Dear Editor: Regarding the Letter to the Editor in the December 5, 2011 issue of Interrobang, "De Jong irks Occupier," I would agree that Victor de Jong has missed the point. Economist Jim Stanford pointed me to the transcript of his educationa... Read more

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The forgotten territories
OTTAWA (CUP) — I was born and raised in Yukon. Growing up, I learned about all the different provinces and territories of Canada, as did anyone else with a Canadian elementary school education. I knew the territories' population represente... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Open season for Hands & Teeth
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Did you know that Mike Hargreaves, frontman of Windsor's Michou, plays his Telecaster strung only with five strings? He began rigging it without the high-E string before the... Read more

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The goddess in the machine
Great Britain has produced quite a few remarkable female artists: the late Amy Winehouse, a singer whose fate was overshadowed by substance abuse and cruel love (one can doubt Blake Fielder-Civil was ever vital to her career) and Adele, a song... Read more

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Studying and organization the keys to success
After wrapping up the first semester and enjoying a long holiday break, students are once again feeling the pressure of college life. For many students, the first year of college is a big step. Moving into your own home, learning how to be an ... Read more

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Start your second semester off strong
Now that you're back in the school mindset after the holidays (well, that's the hope, anyway), you may want to improve on last semester's performance, or keep up your strong grades. Fanshawe has tons of resources to help all of its students, a... Read more

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Fur now, just listen
With winter finally arriving and two feet of snow taking over the paths we use to get to school, it's chilly. With the snow has come a sharp wind that could turn anyone's ears into ice cubes. Winter is a freezing season that requires VERY prac... Read more

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Beware the ninja squirrel
FREDERICTON (CUP) — Jacob Bustin never guessed that cap turing a squirrel attack on camera would be his first claim to fame. The 20-year-old student studies film in Fred ericton at the Centre for Arts and Tech nology. He was shocked to ... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: Out with the old, in with the new
Looking back on 2011, I've had my world turned upside down and back up again on more than one occasion. The troubling reality of it is that I shouldn't be surprised, because this past year was no different than the last five years. When Januar... Read more

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Volunteering for a good cause
Many students are unaware of the food and clothing donation centre located in Fanshawe at B1050. The Sharing Shop is a food bank and clothing exchange service that was set up for Fanshawe students who are in financial need. The Sharing Shop ... Read more

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Long Distance Love: What to do when they're back
You've put in your time being away from each other, and you managed to survive until you can spend time with your significant other again. Now you're back in the same city and everything is right with the world. Right? It would be nice to thin... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) A spectacular finish looks a lot like a new beginning. Machines function beautifully. Your performance captures the attention of people who might well hire or consult with you in the near future. Taurus (April... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Sperm + Hitler = big laughs in Chillerama
Chillerama (2011) Did you ever feel a song, a book or a movie was written just for you? Well, that's the way I feel after viewing the comedy film Chillerama, recently released on home video. Chillerama is a loving tribute to B-movies of t... Read more

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Reel Views: Catch a classic - The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) Have you ever wished that you could see some of your all-time favourite classic films the way they were meant to be seen: on a big screen and from an actual reel of film? Well, you're in luck! Cineplex T... Read more

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Reel Views: Elementary, my dear Watson
Murder, mystery, Moriarty. These are what Guy Ritchie's latest flick, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, is all about. In Ritchie's first Sherlock Holmes flick, released in 2009, some fans were deeply disappointed at the absence of the detect... Read more

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Career Corner: Make Fanshawe College Career Services your job search headquarters
If you are (or will be) looking for a part-time, full-time or summer job, you are invited to visit Fanshawe College Career Services and use the Career Resource Centre in D1063. Career Services offers you the following services: - Resume, int... Read more

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Talking Cash: Repaying OSAP - What you need to know, Part I
We're past the halfway mark of this school year. Many of us will be graduating this spring. Even if you have a year or more left of school, it's a great idea to understand OSAP's repayment terms. The more you understand about what is expected ... Read more

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Nutrition Ambition: When light isn't right
In today's fast-food culture, it is often easy to make poor nutritional choices, even when you have the best of intentions. Many food manufacturers now offer ready-made foods that pose as 'diet' or 'light,' but are these really the healthier o... Read more

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: Intramural sports are serious winter fun
The winter semester may be a pain for many, but it holds a certain significance for first-year students, as they no longer feel the insecurity of not knowing anyone in their class. With that being said, it also leaves no possible excuses as to... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Nothing fishy about this supplement
If you've ever dug through some supplement research of your own, you've come across information surrounding fish oil. This little supplement has made waves, but you're probably skeptical on whether or not you should jump into the craze. In a w... Read more

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Motoring: Ford Flex-es its power
If you have a big family, the vehicle on test this week will be of interest to you. As always, the cheap answer is to get a Dodge Grand Caravan, but if you are not hurting for money and are looking for something quite a bit more interesting, t... Read more

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Starting the semester strong
Fanshawe's women's basketball team had a fantastic first half of the season. For a team with a lot of first-year players, they worked hard to end the first semester strong, winning eight of nine games. The Falcons won their first six games. T... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Will Cena finally turn heel?
The road to Wrestlemania 28 is underway, and already fans are looking towards what is considered by some to be an epic match between John Cena and The Rock. The only undecided factor is who will be the heel and who will be the face in that bou... Read more

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Analysis of the NHL's new realignment
In December, the NHL's Board of Governors approved the realignment of the league's conferences, beginning with the 2012/13 season. I had discussed the potential of this happening a couple months back in this newspaper, and it's come to fruitio... Read more

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Selling sex doesn't sell sports
BRANTFORD, Ont. (CUP) — "Let the women play in more feminine clothes like they do in volleyball." These were the words that FIFA president Sepp Blatter uttered back in 2004, sparking intense controversy. "They could, for example, have ti... Read more

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Around the OHL: Fuller maxing opportunity
Matt Fuller, an 18-year old Londoner, has spent his share of time playing Junior B with the Soo Thunderbirds and the London Nationals. The hard work, skill and determination he displayed have shown he is now OHL-ready; the Sault Ste. Marie Gre... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Euro 2012 group breakdown
With another lackluster draw, we now finally know the matchups for the group stage of the 2012 European Championship in Poland and Ukraine. The four groups will yield some amazing matchups early on in the tournament, with plenty at stake. Any... Read more

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