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10 Things I Know About You... Everything is A-oKay
Myriah Kay is in her second year of the Business Marketing program at Fanshawe. She described herself as an extremely personable individual who "loves going out and having a great time!" 1. Why are you here? To be the best person I can b... Read more

News

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Mentorship program makes 100th match
The Larry Myny Mentorship Program has been connecting Fanshawe students with industry professionals for over six years, making over 400 matches in that time. In 2012 alone, the program made over 100 matches. "We're happy to have the most matc... Read more

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Blue Monday aims to improve mental wellness
Monday, January 21 may be known as the saddest day of the year, but the College Student Alliance (CSA) is choosing that day to send a positive message. "Blue Monday" is the first-ever province-wide mental awareness day for all CSA member colle... Read more

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Getting wild in the Forest City
A six-part series of talks by Nature London is showing Londoners the importance of protecting and preserving the wilder citizens of our city, from backyard birds to beavers and turtles, not to mention all sorts of plant life. The goal of these... Read more

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Ontario introduces new age identifier on driver's licences
The Ontario government is making it more difficult for under-age citizens to purchase alcohol and tobacco. All driver's licences and photo cards issued after January 1, 2013 will display a new identifier that clearly shows when the cardholder ... Read more

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First generation students find support at Fanshawe
Students who are the first generation of their family to attend postsecondary education (that is, their parents didn't attend college or university) may face unique challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to expec... Read more

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Time to apply for bursaries and scholarships
It's the start of a new semester, and in addition to new classes, new teachers and tons of homework, it's also time to get your hands on some free money. The college wide awards have been open since early December and Winter semester bursaries... Read more

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Need a break? Meditate
Relax, de-stress, focus. This year, Fanshawe's Counselling and Accessibility Services is offering free meditation classes for students. It's a chance to catch your breath and find relaxation amidst your new classes and course load. The classes... Read more

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New bus service connects students to T.O
Greyhound has announced that a new Express bus will travel from Western University to Toronto on weekends, and Fanshawe's hopping on board. Whether you're thinking of doing some sightseeing or travelling home for the weekend, this service pro... Read more

Opinion

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Funding controversy
In social programming, they call it a "wicked problem": a social or cultural problem that seems impossible to change because of the complexity of the issue. It's an apt term to describe Aboriginal Affairs in Canada. Attawapiskat Chief Theresa S... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: The appeal of dragons
Not so long ago I helped with their wedding. While upgrading her college education, she works at a Petro-Can station fueling cars. He works for a computer graphics company designing business cards, posters and flyers. One of the more impressive... Read more

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Tension: Driven to madness
You ever walk into a room and 'feel the tension'? I think some people even proceed to cut it with a knife (although they may look strange). That is how the world feels to me; TENSION is a weekly column dedicated to the smaller irritations in lif... Read more

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Law Talk: Who is who? Protecting yourself from identity theft
With the explosion of Internet traffic, incidents of identity theft have increased dramatically. The Canadian Council of Better Business Bureaus estimates that identity theft costs Canadian consumers, banks, businesses and credit card firms over... Read more

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Psych Your Mind: A few too many of my favourite things
I recently took up a part-time role as the administrator for a business wherein I was replacing an elderly lady who had committed herself to said organization for 30-plus years. Now this is no insult to her or her abilities, but what I inherited... Read more

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How to eat well and save money
Students are always on the go, juggling classes, homework, jobs and, if there's time, a social life, and it's not always possible to find time to eat a healthy meal or think about a food budget. I've come up with an easy solution to both problem... Read more

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Exercise "high" when feeling down
When it comes to exercising, some people compare the feeling that they get to a 'high.' They feel rejuvenated and often in high spirits. You may have heard this referred to as the 'runner's high,' however there is a misconception that you need t... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: With a little help from my friends: Looking ahead to 2013
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. By now you've likely seen a lot of different media publishing articles about the "Best of Things to Come" this year, whether it's to do with music, films or even coming tele... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: Have your best year yet
The beginning of a new year always has such an exciting atmosphere. It feels like when that clock strikes midnight, you will instantly become a new person. I've always considered New Year's Eve to be one of my favourite holidays, but more ofte... Read more

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Make the Look Your Own: Style resolutions
With January comes the annual urge for self-improvement and motivation for total life overhauls. While some resolutions stick and others don't (when did I ever think that going to the gym every day was going to happen?), I have made a pact wit... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Decorative collars add a touch of style
The latest embellishment to be added to the common shirt is the decorative collar! They're fun, add detailing to the shirt and can replace accessories. You can find so many different detailings on collars, such as spikes, studs and rhinestones... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Classics for the New Year
The New Year has finally arrived! Many people have made their New Year's resolutions and so this is often a time for change. One of these changes could be stepping out of your comfort zone to enhance or change your makeup for the better. Peopl... Read more

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Self-published book nets top Fanshawe honours
In September 2011, Carl Juniper was in the same position many college students are when they first come to school. He was away from home for the first time and he was nervous about his classes and making friends. Every day, from the day school... Read more

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Mel's Munchies: A taste of London's downtown
In my new column, Mel's Munchies, I'll be reviewing restaurants around the city, finding fun recipes to try at home, and making meals for every occasion. Look for it every other week. This week I chose a popular London restaurant located in th... Read more

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Cover contest winner shows her true colours
This weeks' Interrobang cover may have caught your eye. With bright colours, butterfly silhouettes and a beaming face, the design won this year's cover contest. First-year Photography student Sara Baxter created an abstract watercolour paintin... Read more

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Everyday exercises on a budget
Is the only exercise you get dragging your ass out of bed and walking sluggishly to class in the morning? Maybe it's time to start on your New Year's resolution and shed those pounds. If you're on a tight budget, there are ways to exercise in ... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: Movie cheer time of year
I love the holidays as much as the next girl — maybe even a little more, depending on who she is, exactly — but do you know what I love even more? I love the influx of big, powerful, impressive blockbuster movies that come out in th... Read more

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Reel Views: A chainsaw massacre in the third dimension
Texas Chainsaw 3D (2013) Perhaps you are a fan of the original 1974 slasher flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in which some unsuspecting teenagers are horribly butchered by an insane family in Texas. Or maybe the 2003 reboot, where Jessica... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Enthusiastic about fantastic plastic classic
Barbie: The Princess and the Popstar (2012) It is that time of the year when film critics put together their lists of the top films released the previous year. This all leads to the culmination in February when the Academy Awards are handed o... Read more

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The Real Word: Resolution revolution begins with you
The beginning of a New Year marks a fresh start we hope will be as pure as the driven snow. Most times we focus on fitness, family life and friendship when wanting to better ourselves and the people around us. But take it from old Father Time,... Read more

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The Long View: The Fanshawe Adult Social Club wants YOU!
Happy New Year! I'm feeling glad and optimistic for 2013. I've just graduated from the Law Clerk program and embarked on my shiny, brand-new career. Big hugs and shout-outs to all my professors who helped launch me and kudos to the Fanshawe Ad... Read more

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Staying strong in the second half
Now that the holiday break has ended (too soon, for some), it appears as if we are all off to the races once again. We are now beginning the Winter 2013 semester, and it means that we are only a short time away from spring popping up, and tale... Read more

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Purple campaigns smash stigma, break silence
In November, Londoners painted the town purple as part of the London Abused Women's Centre's Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. Some London high school students went above and beyond, painting their faces purple and dressing up in purpl... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) It's hard to know which is more intimidating - what you've already finished or what you have yet to do. You're momentarily aware of your small scale in a big world. Otherwise, there's no reason to worry. Taur... Read more

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Thrift versus vintage shopping
WESTMINSTER (CUP) - Shopping second-hand is not only easy on your wallet, it is also a great way to express your individual style. Gone are the days when hand-medowns were forced upon you by another, oppressing one's freedom for personal expres... Read more

Sports

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What a year for sports in London
With a new year comes new opportunities for London's sports teams to shine and dominate the sporting world in Ontario, Canada and the world. Last year, London's athletes put on some outstanding performances, and their achievements were recogni... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: Staying motivated in the new year
Q. How can I stay motivated to keep my New Year resolution to be physically active? A. We suggest that you try using a number of behaviour change strategies. Find which ones work for you and stick with them. Set realistic goals: You... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Loving life in 2013
Each new year, I often try to emphasize some of the key points that people should generally follow if they want to be successful with their New Year's resolutions. Often discussed are proper stages of essential goal setting and reasons why peo... Read more

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Motoring: Comparing Nissan's 2013 offerings
Hello and welcome to 2013. I hope everyone has had a wonderful start to the new year, and I also hope many will be looking to buy a new car. I thought I should start the year off with a piece on two brand-new vehicles that are on sale right no... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: United still top team in Premier League
As Robin Van Persie continued his incredible run of form this Christmas break, it became clear to football fans that Manchester United is serious about this season. With a younger club and a few pieces that didn't seem to fit the mold (Rafael ... Read more

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