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10 Things I Know About You... Dhamija loves to talk, a lot
Shivani Dhamija is in the Corporate Communication and Public Relation program. Dhamija said about herself, "I jabber a lot, which is my passion. I am a naughty kind of person who loves living life to the fullest and believes that life is full ... Read more

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Mannequins are valuable learning tools
George Smith is sick. Sick enough to land him in the hospital, covered in used tissues and attended closely by two nurses as his worried granddaughter looks on. George can blink (and wink, if he likes you), breathe, talk, cough and moan. He h... Read more

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March on over to the workshops that will help you find a job
The end of the winter semester is coming up quickly – have you started on your summer job hunt or the search for the perfect postgraduation career? Fanshawe's Career Services is putting on a number of workshops throughout March to help you out... Read more

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Career Services wants to hear from you
Have you used Fanshawe's Career Services before? What are they doing well? What could they improve? Career Services wants your answers to these questions and more at their first-ever Career Café, being held in Forwell Hall on March 13 from 6 t... Read more

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Understanding your mid-term grades
Over the next few weeks, you'll receive your mid-term grades. These are different from your final grades as they provide you with either S – Satisfactory or U – Unsatisfactory. (Go to Read more

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Hacked Western student election raises red flags at Fanshawe
Fanshawe's elections are approaching quickly this year, perhaps with more concern and anxiety than ever after the news that the student council elections at the University of Western Ontario were hacked. Keith Horwood, a Western alumni, ident... Read more

Opinion

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Psych Your Mind: Sexual sabotage
As a personal fitness trainer, my mom meets many "interesting" characters on a regular basis and every single one of them, inevitably, has a "story to tell." Beyond seeking her guidance to shed unwanted pounds, her clients also frequently positi... Read more

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It's a Simple Plan...
In the last issue, if you recall, I wrote about Canadian music. At the end of February, I was lucky enough to reward myself with a concert, my second ever: Simple Plan at the John Labatt Centre. It was money well spent. Let me be honest with you... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Why the Trinity matters
Take your pick. There are a lot of concepts of God out there and you can choose the one that's right for you. Of course, the logic of this does not escape most of us. If there are a lot of God concepts, and if they are all quite opposed to each ... Read more

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Law Talk: Pardons
Please note the Federal government is in the process of updating the pardon process. Please make sure to check its website, gc.ca, for up-to-date information as these changes are announced. Even if you've been convicted of a crime and served ... Read more

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It's election season
Dear Editor: With student election season reaqdy to hit full gear I hope my fellow students take the process seriously and cast an informed vote. V. T. R. Pole ... Read more

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Drummond Report: Need to Know
In the middle of February, the former Chief Economist for TD Bank, Don Drummond, released a 665-page, two-volume report containing 362 recommendations for how the Ontario government can balance their books. As it stands, Ontario's debt is $215 ... Read more

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Every vote counts... and that worries some people
What if you got to the poll on Election Day and were told you were at the wrong station? How would you feel if a party representative called you at 2 a.m. to see if they could count on your vote? Both of these tactics, and more, were employed in... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Classified insight
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Did you know that Cancer Bats snuck into London during Valentine's week to film a music video downtown? The band was shooting for their coming single "Road Sick" and came to... Read more

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Songs to warm your bones on a cold day
Winter keeps teasing us. Every time the sun breaks through and we get a taste of spring weather, it doesn't take long for the snow and gloomy winter-like weather to show its ugly face again. With March having finally arrived, it means that spr... Read more

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Damn teenagers and their TV shows and dinosaurs!
It's that time of the semester when students are pulling their hair out and freaking out about midterms, assignments and college life in general. But there is always something to get us by, and that is a kick-ass concert. The Out Back Shack ha... Read more

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It's a Wrap: Rap rookie impresses with new team
Young Money Cash Money Records, headed by Lil' Wayne and Birdman, continued its dominance in the rap industry when associate rapper Tyga dropped his very highly anticipated album in late February. Careless World: Rise of the Last King is Tyga'... Read more

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My 15 Minutes With... The Dangerous Summer coming to London
The Dangerous Summer has done very well in the last couple years. They have released two EPs and two full studio albums, and all four received rave reviews from fans and music insiders. As A.J. Perdomo (lead vocals, bass), Cody Payne (guitar, ... Read more

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Becoming a karaoke star
Deep down, we all want to be rock stars; we want to own the stage, microphone in hand, with adoring fans dancing at our feet. If you're like me and can't play any instruments, it makes satisfying the need to rock a little harder than originally... Read more

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Reel Views: The Artist takes top honour at Oscars
Every so often the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences gets it right. They did so recently when choosing The Hurt Locker, one of the most powerful war films in cinematic history, over the supremely popular Avatar, and this year they've... Read more

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Reel Views: This one's not worth the money
One For The Money (2012) When you think of Katherine Heigl, you probably think of a cute, romantic comedy that's charming though a little cheesy. What you probably don't think of is horrible fake Italian/New Jersey accent, ludicrously unreal... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Warring pet film is paw-sitively delightful
Cats & Dogs (2001) I am not what you would call an animal lover. Oh sure, I do think that Animal of The Muppets is the greatest drummer of all time. I am a big fan of pro wrestling legend George "The Animal" Steele. And of course I am moved ... Read more

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Check it Out: This satire's no sham
Not spent from skimming saucy fiction over Reading Week? Looking for a quickie to liven up the daily grind? Look no further than Fielding's Shamela. This satire's got it all: burlesque humour, a big Booby and a censored author, with the added ... Read more

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Health, Body and Fitness: Drinking culture on campus
Every year students live up their reputation by out-drinking each other at parties, clubs, and campus events. No doubt drinking alcohol is a social activity that many students associate with having fun, but there are concerns to be thinking ab... Read more

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Health, Body and Fitness: Foods to boost your immune system
In the height of cold and flu season, we are constantly made aware of the importance of proper handwashing, coughing into our elbows and not going to work sick. However, you are what you eat, right? A healthy, well-balanced diet can go a long ... Read more

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Career Corner: What are your strengths and weaknesses?
Job interviews are stressful to everyone, no doubt about it. I've often said that if you aren't at least a little bit nervous about an interview, then you should be nervous about why you aren't. To help alleviate your nervousness prior to the ... Read more

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Talking Cash: Chequing accounts comparison for students
I hate bank fees. Does that even need to be stated? I can't imagine someone claiming they love bank fees. Well, actually, that's wrong. The banks probably love them. But aside from the banks, I don't think anyone likes bank fees. The kind of f... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: It's not you, it's me
We all make excuses at some point in our lives, why we're late for work, why we didn't finish that 20-page paper or why we didn't apply for that job. It's not unusual for us to do it in our personal lives as well; the biggest excuses we make i... Read more

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More madness
There once was a tournament that was held by a man named Calypso, a tournament that required bloodthirsty, destructive, apocalyptic vehicles to battle each other to the death for glory and personal rewards given by Calypso. This event has been... Read more

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A Vita-l new handheld gaming console
Sony has just released its second handheld gaming device, the PlayStation Vita. This has been one of the most anticipated launches in the gaming world and I personally couldn't wait to get my hands on one. On launch day I was probably one of ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Pretending leads to real belief. You're able to convince yourself into a different way of thinking. Friends, through justification and selective examples, steer you toward what might well be the truth. Taurus... Read more

Sports

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Fanshawe curling claims two silver medals and one bronze
February 19 marked the end of the four-day 2012 OCAA Curling Championships hosted by Sault College in Sault Ste. Marie. This championship was the 45th year collegiate curlers have competed for a provincial title. Twenty-five teams representing... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: The body's three stages of workout stress
General adaptation syndrome is a nice way of describing how your body responds to stress of a training exercise. As you stress your body, it goes through three different stages: the alarm stage, the resistance stage and the exhaustion stage. ... Read more

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Blue Jays aren't feeling blue about upcoming season
As spring training approaches, there has been some talk in Toronto Blue Jays baseball about the team making the playoffs in 2012. The last time the Blue Jays made the playoffs was in 1993, the second half of their back-to-back World Series vic... Read more

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NBA Watch: So what's the deal with Jeremy Lin?
'Linsanity' is sweeping the nation. New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin is something of a surprise package in the NBA so far. He's the first Harvard product to join the NBA since 1953/54 and was signed by the Knicks as an emergency backup at guar... Read more

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Motoring: New vs. old - The Acura TSX
There are good cars, and then there are not-so-good cars. The original Acura TSX was neither of those: it was a great car. I loved the willingness of its engine, and I also loved the way it handled. It was a proper driver's car and the sort of... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Shaping up for Wrestlemania and other news
The Wrestlemania 28 card is slowly taking shape and it looks like it may be somewhat decent. Quality is highly important, as they are coming off an Elimination Chamber pay-per-view that left a lot to be desired. No championship titles changed ... Read more

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