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10 Things I Know About You... Schmenk has "no worries"
Lauren Schmenk is in her second year of the Business Marketing program at Fanshawe. "I like smiling, laughing, reading, eating and sleeping," she said. 1. Why are you here? To get a good education and make awesome friends! 2. What wa... Read more

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Pumpkin masterpiece
Diana Lehan-Port (left), second-year Interior Design, Karina Nichols and Harley Harris, both in their second year of Civil Engineering Technology, took home first place in the Fanshawe Student Union's pumpkin carving contest on October 29, scoring t... Read more

News

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London Police face off against Fanshawe in charity hockey game
On November 13, members of the London Police Service will lace up their skates for a fun match-up against Fanshawe's extramural hockey team to raise money for the United Way. "I think we're gonna take 'em" said Fanshawe College President Dr. ... Read more

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Spreading smiles, spreading happiness
They say that smiles are contagious. One social research project that has reached a global audience is based on just that - the spread of smiles. The Smile Epidemic is essentially a project that encourages the public to write down something t... Read more

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A new vision for education
Change may be looming on the horizon for Ontario's post-secondary education (PSE) sector. This past summer, a discussion paper from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities sparked a provincewide discussion between colleges, univer... Read more

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I almost forgot!
Sometimes I forget where I've put my keys… my wife will scold me for not hanging them in the key box, or I'll end up scrambling throughout the house looking for them... usually they show up right where I put them. My children have often forgot... Read more

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Would you hire you?
Job interviews can be nervewracking - you can get tonguetied, lose your train of thought, fill awkward silences with "um"s and "like"s. A new product brought to Fanshawe students through Career Services and Co-Op aims to calm pre-interview jit... Read more

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Campaign to end sexual violence
Statistically, alcohol is the number- one date-rape drug. Alcohol is a common element in society today. It's advertised everywhere, and everyone can get it easily. However, the danger of alcohol is known only in the obvious factors like drinki... Read more

Opinion

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Power play: Pauline Marois
The recently elected Quebec premier, Pauline Marois, is facing a decision that could make her the shortest-serving Canadian provincial premiere in over three decades: whether or not to introduce a fall budget. She's leading a minority government... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Climate change majority, speak to us!
Are climate change deniers really almost extinct? Maybe so. In an article dated last August and posted on his website, David Suzuki writes that only two per cent of Canadians deny the existence of climate change. In the United States the percent... Read more

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An XL error
The XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alberta is open once again under new management, and this time, they are operating at rock bottom. With no certification from the Global Food Safety Initiative until next year, the only standards they have are their... Read more

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Strong is the new skinny
Strong is sexy. "As a female and a certified personal trainer, I hear quite often the misnomer that women, if we're going to strength train at all, should stick to light weights and high repetitions for fear of bulking up and looking manly," w... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: English Words find inspiration indoors
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. If this was your first midterm season at Fanshawe, you probably didn't know that it always rains and storms like that for a couple of weeks. And if you don't believe me, wel... Read more

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Faux fur revival
Remember this spring and summer when everyone was into these loose tops that were longer on the sides? They were everywhere, in every colour, every sleeve length, and were also available in the croptop version. Nowadays, with the chilly weath... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Covering up and staying classy
In the wake of this year's Halloween festivities (when did it turn into such a marathon?), I'd like to write a little ode to covering up. While Halloween might still take the cake as the best excuse to subscribe to the less is less philosophy ... Read more

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Beauty Boy: The perfect smokey eye
One of the most classic, glamorous and timeless looks in makeup is the smokey eye. It is almost impossible to look through a fashion magazine and not come across one. A lot of "mass cosmetic lines" such as Maybelline, CoverGirl and Almay will ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Stachies celebrate the best in Mo-vies
"Love is a winding mountainous road. Do you have an extra unicycle and handlebar mustache I can borrow?" - Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense Is there anything more majestic than moustache poetry? Perhaps only moustache movies. Facial ... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: The awkward encounter
Recently I ran into an old friend from high school during my weekly grocery run. Let's call this friend "Karen." Karen was one of those people who sat three rows back from you in science class, and who was always in front of you in the line fo... Read more

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Don't let STRESS get the best of you
Why Do Students Get Stressed Out? It's just over halfway through the semester, and with so much on your plate right now, you may be feeling the pressure. Kathy Gerber, a Student success advisor at Fanshawe, said a lot of students are in ... Read more

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The Real World: The value of mentors
A few years ago, I spent more than an hour speaking with Rudy Ruettiger, whose real-life story about playing for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team was made famous in the 1993 movie, Rudy. I was flattered that before our chat, Ruettige... Read more

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The Long View: I miss my "Gangnam Style"
"Gangnam Style" is going through my head these days. It's that catchy tune by South Korean pop star Psy, played out in a candy-coloured, irrepressively funny video on YouTube. Psy dances through fake snow in a wind tunnel and horse trots arou... Read more

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Putting Business students on the path to success
Liska Martindale-Dubrule is bringing 12 years of employment consulting expertise to her new role as the Career Services consultant for the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. She officially started in this new role in mid-September, but she ha... Read more

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Career Corner: Interview preparation - Making first impressions
Making a good first impression is important, whether it is 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 ... Read more

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Explore history at The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum
They've got swords, machine guns and more peculiar artifacts than you can shake a stick at; as soon as we walked in the door of the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Museum, I knew the afternoon was a write-off. The museum is an interesting way to learn ... Read more

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A poppy to remember
Remembrance Day is one of the most meaningful dates on our calendar. The day gives Canadians the opportunity to show their gratitude for those who have offered their service to advocate for our freedom, and there are many ways we can show our appreci... Read more

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Honouring Remembrance Day without military connections
If you're like me, you don't have any family or personal connections to soldiers of any kind, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate or pay respect to veterans. Military wife Alison McGee said it's important to honour Remembrance Day because "the... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Whatever happened over the weekend, forget about it. It's a new week and you have the world on a string. However you turn your hand, success is waiting. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) You may not be having fun r... Read more

Sports

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Greyhound road warrior
How would you feel travelling 10 hours by bus to play a 60-minute hockey game? Playing in the Ontario Hockey League has its glamorous moments; playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds on the road is not one of them. The closest rink to the ... Read more

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Motoring: Buzzing around in the BRZ
When I was in college, I drove around in a used Nissan 240SX. It was a front-engine, rear-wheel drive coupe that looked very good. It wasn't particularly fast, but it handled very well, so it was fun to drive. I miss that car even now and oft... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Everton seeing success everywhere
As Liverpool FC players left the field against Everton FC on October 28 yelling and spitting, Everton was howling and spitting their guts out... laughing. The Blues tied the Reds 2-2 as Liverpool player Luis Suarez was wrongly called offside b... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Challenging yourself to go the distance
Last week we discussed TRX suspension training and how it has really picked up a lot of steam in terms of popularity. An even bigger fitness phenomenon developing over the last couple of years is summer- based long-distance running events invo... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: "Target area" exercises not spot-on
Q: Are abdominal exercises effective if I want to lose weight around my stomach area? A: Unfortunately not. Abdominal exercises, such as partial curl-ups (crunches) are great for muscular strength and muscular endurance increases in your "st... Read more

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Falcons mine silver at OCAAs
The Fanshawe women's soccer team captured silver at the OCAA provincials on October 27, held by Algonquin College in Ottawa. They fell to the Humber Hawks 1-0 in the gold medal game. It's Fanshawe's fourth silver medal in four years, and a step... Read more

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