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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 22nd, 2012

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10 Things I Know About You... Francoeur gets her adjective on
Lish Francoeur is in her second year of the Developmental Services worker program at Fanshawe. She used a lot of adjectives to describe herself: "Honest, hardworking, driven, stubborn, kind-cared, team player, leader, strong spoken, loyal, lo... Read more

News

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Oasis wraps up utensil controversy
When Derek Meerburg, who is in his second year of Fanshawe's Paramedic program, picked up his first Western skillet of the school year at the Oasis, he was "absolutely disgusted" by what he saw: unwrapped forks, knives and spoons in bins outsi... Read more

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L.E.A.R.N.ing the hard way
Students should start budgeting for Provincial Offence Notices at the beginning of every school year, keeping in mind the amount of tickets issued during Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquor Enforcement And Reduction in Noise). London Police issued 2,29... Read more

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Volunteer Fair showcases local opportunities
We all know that volunteering is great for the community, for our own mental health and for our resumes, but sometimes the only barrier to getting involved is finding the time to go down to a local charity and signing up. The Volunteer Fair, w... Read more

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How do our local politicians use social media?
The use of social media has undeniably become an important facet of any public figure's open life, whether used as a platform for announcements and campaigns, or merely as a public wall of personal thoughts. Most of us are aware and even follo... Read more

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New cancer support website shares stories of hope, success and triumph
With an estimate of 5,700 new cancer cases expected in Southern Ontario this year, the South West Regional Cancer Program in London launched a new website on October 11 that offers both informational and inspirational stories to support patien... Read more

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Green business idea could net students $25,000
If you thought Dragon's Den was tough, imagine pitching your green business idea to five of the country's top CEOs. Walmart Canada is inviting post-secondary students to come up with inventive green business ideas that will change the face of ... Read more

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Ontario plans to strengthen the protection of animals
The Ontario government is sinking its teeth into the issue of animal welfare laws after accusations of the improper treatment of animals at Marineland. The government plans to introduce legislation by the spring that will create stricter regul... Read more

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Shine the Light on Women Abuse
London is turning a bright shade of violet for the month of November in honour of the Shine the Light campaign to end abuse on women. October 12 was the initial launch of the campaign. In attendance were many who had personally witnessed or ex... Read more

Opinion

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Retirement at 57: Ontario's Premier McGuinty calls it quits
"Premier Dad" has officially walked out on us. On Monday, October 15, Ontario's Premier for the last nine years announced his resignation. The nature of politics is such that it's impossible to determine the intent of a person or party. There's ... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Kateri Tekakwitha and other Native people who love the Catholic Church
Back in the summer of 2010, First Nations people from all over Canada converged on Halifax, Nova Scotia for a pow-wow to celebrate the Christian baptism of Henri Membertou. Membertou was the Grand Chief of the Mi'kmaw people in the early days o... Read more

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Happy on the job?
NEW WESTMINISTER (CUP)-If there's anything that we can all agree on, it's that life is hard. Jobs don't pay enough, rent's too high, and groceries are getting more expensive every year. The experience of Canadians definitely seems to be reflect... Read more

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Keeping job stats in perspective
EDMONTON (CUP)—September's labour market verdict is in and early October reactions are mixed. Overall, Canada's job creation rate is up, America's unemployment is down and the near-term economic forecast for both countries is positive. But upo... Read more

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Not to be ignored: Mental health matters
KAMLOOPS (CUP)—The Canadian Mental Health Association's (CMHA) Mental Illness Awareness Week took place from October 1 to 7. The World Federation for Mental Health's (WFMH) World Mental Health Day takes place on October 10. For students on camp... Read more

Lifestyles

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Tangerine glam
It's Friday night, you're digging through your closet, and you can't seem to find anything you want to wear. Nothing is looking how you want it to, so you reach for your trusty little black dress. It's form flattering and black goes with every... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Fall 2012 Trends: Outerwear
As the temperatures start dropping, the pressure to find your coat of the season is starting to rise. Some may say there is a coat for every occasion but for those of us who must make the most of a limited wardrobe budget, it calls for some de... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Corrective makeup tips and tricks
One major concern for a lot of people is getting their skin to look as flawless as the celebrities or models in magazines, but sometimes foundation alone simply is not enough. There are many tips and tricks that can help camouflage and blur out... Read more

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Vinyl era enjoying a resurgence
Blame it on our fancy for everything retro – the vinyl discs that once ruled households with their sleek rotating shape and dark colour are on their way to making a big comeback. And if experts in the field are to be believed, it is not going ... Read more

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Get amped for The Allens' album release
London-based roots-rock outfit The Allens are gearing up for the release of their first full-length studio album on October 27 at Aeolian Hall. This frenetic fivepiece has earned its stripes, growing from humble origins in the local circuit to... Read more

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One hot season for TV
No matter how busy our lives get, we always make time to watch some good quality television, and this fall is no exception. All of our favourite shows are back for a new and exciting season, along with some new shows that will surely pique our... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: D.C. Cab deserves an A+
D.C. Cab (1983) Whenever a limousine or horse drawn carriage isn't available, I am forced to be transported by taxi. It is always an awkward situation. If I am travelling alone, I feel obligated to sit beside this complete stranger and engag... Read more

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Bobbyisms: APK Live closes doors
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. I usually try not to speak from too personal a point of view, I'm not sure if you've noticed. It began in a place of objectiveness, but as I had a chance to grow with this c... Read more

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My 15 Minutes With... Cadence Weapon is unstoppable
Cadence Weapon is an artist who is dominating the Canadian music scene one album at a time. Fresh off his Polaris Music Prize nomination, I got the chance to talk to him over the phone about school, what it's like to be nominated for a Polaris... Read more

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A volunteer voyage can change lives
Volunteering abroad can be the perfect adventure for anyone searching for an invaluable experience that benefits not only themselves but communities around the globe. As a final placement, Fanshawe offers students in the Child and Youth Worke... Read more

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The value of volunteering
Deciding to work for no pay can be a difficult decision for anyone to make, especially students who have debt, food and school expenses to worry about. But, the value in volunteering is priceless. The following are quotes from former students ... Read more

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Students helping students
If you're looking to volunteer on campus, the Sharing Shop (B1050) is always looking for volunteers. The Sharing Shop offers donated clothing, school supplies, personal supplies and food to students in need, and is run by volunteers. I had the... Read more

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Volunteer jobs pay off: An experience money can't buy
Free food, free admission to the event and a good time hanging out. That's what RogersTV volunteers experience every time they work. Many people don't want to volunteer because somehow we've made the word "volunteer" synonymous with "work for free." ... Read more

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The power of help
In a job market that can be as competitive as a dozen lions fighting over one piece of meat, it can often be difficult to set yourself apart from the rest of the pack. Thankfully, there is an easy, fun way to instantly shoot you from last to first on... Read more

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Volunteering on campus
This week is the volunteer fair, which means you should probably be thinking about doing some volunteering. We understand that you might not have the time (or willpower, for that matter) to drag yourself down to a food bank, a hospital or a nursing h... Read more

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FSU spooks the kids
The kids can get a head start on their trick-or-treating if they attend the Fanshawe Student Union's annual Children's Halloween party on October 27. The event features entertainer Daniel Steep, who will perform his magic and mayhem show for t... Read more

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How to star on Big Brother
Calgary (CUP) —The hit reality television series Big Brother is coming to Canada in early 2013 - which could be a big deal for ordinary people looking to become stars. Viewers familiar with the American version of the show, which has been air... Read more

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The Long View: Bullying carries on in the workplace
I'm so sorry about Amanda Todd's death and so depressed that hateful bullying can still occur in our school system. Todd was just 15 years old when she took her life recently in Port Coquitlam, B.C. after facing hellish bullying for three year... Read more

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The Real World: Taking Fanshawe's slogan to heart
Even if you have had your face buried in textbooks this semester (and that's not entirely a bad thing), you must be familiar with Fanshawe College's current slogan, "Do What You Love." It's a simple motto – even a respectable mission statement... Read more

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Reading between the lines: Knocking down pseudoscience
Turn on your TV to any sort of infomercial channel, and you'll see 'health' products being peddled to you left, right and centre. Whether they're magnets being used to enhance your height or foot-baths 'drawing out toxins,' this sort of parlou... Read more

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Faultline 49 presents a post-9/11 world not quite as we remember it
I'm ready to admit it: I'm a huge fan of alternate history, no matter how insane the setting may be. Unfortunately, a lot of them seem to fall into the trappings of the old 'What if Hitler won?' premise. While alternate history fiction is by n... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Critics dig deeper to find what they need to see. By the end of the week, no one will be disappointed. Even now you're coming out of your standstill. Soon you'll be running at top speed. Taurus (April 20 - May... Read more

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A talk with Jane Goodall at the ROM
Toronto (CUP) — Dr. Jane Goodall is an iconic primatologist and environmental activist. Beginning in 1960, she began living with and intensely studying chimpanzees in Tanzania. Her findings were revolutionary: she uncovered multiple human simi... Read more

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OneMatch
Allison Riley, right, and nursing student Karlene Boniface assist Fanshawe students signing up for the OneMatch program that allow them to become bone marrow donors. Riley was born with a life threatening blood disorder and was diagnosed with Acute M... Read more

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Career Corner: Googling for jobs
There is no question that we have at our fingertips one of the most revolutionary methods of looking for employment: the Internet. Using the Internet is a great way to access advertised jobs or to research employers, so make sure that you are ... Read more

Sports

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Motoring: Crosstrek delivers - what does that mean for sales?
I have come across many people who have told me point-blank that auto journalists don't know much about what makes a car suitable for the everyday buyer and hence our advice is useless. Looking at sales figures for certain cars proves that oft... Read more

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New faces on men's basketball coaching team
The 2012/13 season brings some new faces on the sidelines for the Fanshawe men's basketball team. Tony Marcotullio, who is in his first year as head coach of the team, is no stranger to the local basketball market, being the high school head c... Read more

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Hockey or no hockey, Leafs still suck
Before I begin, I'm well aware that this week's column could be one that brings me hate mail. That being said, I felt it's time to actually sit and discuss 'Leafs Nation.' What's that? Forty-five years (and counting) without the Stanley Cup, y... Read more

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New dance pac thunders in for the Lightning
A new dance group is striking down in Budweiser Gardens. The London Lightning NBL team is forming a new dance pack to perform at all of their home games. The team will bring passion and variety to the court as they'll consist of jazz dancers, ... Read more

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Shuttlecocks fly to begin season
The men's and women's badminton team competed in their first tournament of the season at Humber College recently. Head coach Matt Plachta was pleased with the results as Danica Swep made the quarters in the women's singles "A" flight, Jovana P... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Canada blown out of Honduras, World Cup opportunity vanishes
Honduras is the murder capital of the world, and the Canadian men's national soccer team can certainly attest to that. The Canadian men only needed a draw to advance to the last stage of qualifying for the World Cup. Instead, they made this en... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Fun times at Open Rec Nights for students interested in activity
Open Recreation Night is now back in session for the 2012/13 school season! If you're new to the college or completely forgot what Open Rec Night is, it's a set schedule for open gymnasium time for late evening physical activity. Open Recreati... Read more

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