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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 11th, 2013

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10 Things I Know About You... Salisbury sizzles
Ashley Salisbury is in her first year of Fanshawe’s Business program and is evidently a woman of few words. When asked to describe herself, she responded with an extremely enthusiastic “I’m awesome!” and declined to comment further. ... Read more

News

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United we dance
“One billion women being violated is an atrocity; one billion women dancing is a revolution.” Caiti Barendregt-Brown, coordinator of public education and outreach at the Sexual Assault Centre London, quoted the One Billion Rising m... Read more

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London Police crackdown on drug trafficking
During three weeks from mid- January to early February, the London police seized over $135,000 worth of drugs as well as firearms, knives, and $12,000 cash. At one search warrant executed on Hyatt Avenue on February 4, the police seized over ... Read more

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30 per cent off tuition grant deadline approaching
Don't miss your opportunity to save 30 per cent off tuition! The Ontario government is once again offering grants to full-time students to help manage the cost of tuition. The 30 per cent off tuition grant provides $1,680 for full-time stu... Read more

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Doc shows persecution of Bah' in Iran
Post-secondary students in Canada have the freedom to believe in any religion they choose. Sometimes we forget that this is a freedom, a luxury that doesn't always exist in countries across the globe. Since the late 1980s, Iranians who pr... Read more

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Londoners serve up adaptive cooking classes
Cooking is a skill, there is no doubt about it. It takes practice and creativity to be able to create a variety of healthy, balanced meals every day. But what happens when something that's already hard is made harder by having a disability?... Read more

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Head to Japan with Fanshawe College
If you've ever wanted to experience a cultural exchange and immerse yourself in a totally different way of life, Fanshawe College is planning the trip of a lifetime, and you're invited! Fanshawe's International Services office is s... Read more

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Correction
An article in Volume 45 Issue 19 dated February 4, 2013 of Interrobang titled “Get networked” incorrectly stated that Kim Bethke's blog, kimbethke. com, helps people find jobs. In actuality, Bethke works for a company, Resume Solut... Read more

Opinion

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Tension: Trials and tribulations at the mall
I drove to Masonville Mall the other day, you know the one, that skylight-lined cathedral of materialism filled with the answers to all of life's questions. That spiritual bastion dedicated to holey pockets, Emo gangs, watery-eyed seniors, b... Read more

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Psych Your Mind: Cleanliness is next to...
A couple of years ago, my significant other and I were making our initial “introductory rounds” (meeting each other's families for the first time) and decided, while we were in the neighbourhood, to drop in on one of his couple-f... Read more

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Best council ever?
London city councilors are facing criticism for their behaviour regarding the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Award. The award is being issued on the occasion of the Queen's 60th Diamond Jubilee and was created to “honour significant c... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Valentine the un-saintly
According to history.com, romantics buy about one billion Valentine's Day cards each year. Only for Christmas do consumers buy more cards — 2.5 billion. The sending of notes and cards on February 14 began on a large scale in the 1800s ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Sarah Slean brings Sea Tour to Aeolian Hall
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. It's certainly no surprise that people have been comparing Beyonc's Super Bowl performance to Madonna's just one year earlier, but it is funny to see people so divided as t... Read more

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My 15 Minutes With... The Balconies hitting both Londons in 2013
This is turning out to be an amazing year for the band The Balconies (Jacquie O. Neville, vocals and guitar; Stephen Neville, vocals and bass; and Liam A Jaeger, vocals and drums). They have been in and out of the studio, tirelessly working on... Read more

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WANTED: People with a sense of humour
Ever write a piece that had people in stitches (hopefully for the right reasons)? Chances are, you qualify for the Nearly Robots Cross-Canada writing contest. But what, pray tell, is Nearly Robots? Started by a band of traveling Norwegian dwar... Read more

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Mel's Munchies: Valentine's Day with Martha and Mel
With V-Day on its way, I thought I would give you an idea for a delicious meal to cook for your partner. I chose to make one of my all-time favourite pasta dishes and a new dessert. Baking isn't usually my forte, but this cake turned out to be... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: Surviving Valentine's Day
In the midst of Google Image searching pictures of Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes, I realized that Valentine's Day is slowly approaching. In my experience, most people are either decorating their houses with cherubs and rose petals or they simply... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Flirt with lace
Valentine's Day is here, and while finding a special outfit to wear should be fun, it can also be stressful “ especially when you're trying to impress that special somebody. If you're not into VDay, this is a day to get dolled up with ... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Subtle is sexy this V-Day
What's black and red and sexy all over? You, this Valentine's Day. Whether you're planning a hot date, staying in with your sweetheart, or getting together with your ladies for a celebration of your single status, there are plenty of ways to d... Read more

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Colours, colours and more colours!
A successful design must have a functional layout, but a layout will not be 100 per cent successful if it is not visually pleasing. How colour is incorporated into a space is the second most important element in design. With improper use of co... Read more

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The power of positive thinking
It's 7:30 a.m., your alarm has just gone off after hitting the snooze button for the third time and you realize it is time to get up and face the day. After you finish rubbing your eyes clear of the sleep sand that built overnight, you check y... Read more

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Musical full of batty characters, including some Fanshawe alumni
Bat Boy: The Musical is coming to the London stage for the first time. The acclaimed production that has toured Off-Broadway, Europe and major Canadian cities is coming to London on February 14. The Grand Theatre is playing host to the musical,... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: The greatest love
I Think We're Alone Now (2008) "I think we're alone now, There doesn't seem to be anyone around" Not so fast, 1980s popstar Tiffany. For you are never alone, as long as you have your legions of fans following you — literally following ... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: Gearing up for Oscar
It's no surprise that I love movies — I do write about them every week, after all. So it shouldn't shock you that each and every February you can find me in full Academy Awards preparation mode. No, I might not be a member of the Academy... Read more

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Reel Views: It's time to hunt some witches
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) Everyone knows the story of Hansel and Gretel, the brother and sister who are nearly eaten by an evil witch in the woods. It's a staple of children's fairy tales. But who really knows what happens aft... Read more

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Celebrate V-Day in a new way
Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with a long-term beau or just starting a new relationship, there's a lot to do in London on this day of love. Love Bumps There are lots of easily accessible hills in London that make for some great tobogg... Read more

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One is the Loneliest Number: Surviving the Valentine's Day Blues
For many, Valentine's Day is a much-anticipated time. Couples all over the world celebrate their relationship on the 14th of February by the giving of roses, going out for dinner, or the laundry list of date ideas noted above. For some, however, Vale... Read more

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Valentine's Day around the world
In Canada, Valentine's Day is celebrated with romantic dinners, chocolate and much more. People in other countries have their own unique ways of showing their significant other their feelings. Qixi Festival CHINA DATE CELEBRATED: The seven... Read more

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2013 Doc Fest hits the big screen
Fanshawe's Advanced Filmmaking Program students have been hard at work throughout the year, creating a number of short documentaries on various subjects. These films examine a variety of topics, from what it's like to be a transgender person to live ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Is this a blue week or a black one? Aries doesn't know whether to be saddened or angered by what happens at the party. The details may be painful, but under no circumstances should they be ignored. Taurus (Ap... Read more

Sports

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Motoring: Meandering in the Murano
When Nissan launched the original Murano in 2003, it gave the market something new, something we now all know as the crossover. Before the Murano, there were some vehicles that could have been called crossovers, but the manufacturers tried to ... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: What are you doing on February 18?
With all the other articles about Valentine's Day in this week's issue, I'm not going to talk specifically about this "holiday," but rather, all holidays. You've got to love holidays. It seems like nowadays, the young school kiddies get a PD D... Read more

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The ball is in the lady Falcons' court preparing for the upcoming playoffs
The ball is bouncing in Fanshawe's favour. As of the start of February, the women's basketball team sat in the number-two spot in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association standings, four points behind the leader, Algoma. After defeating a tou... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: No fat when getting fit?
Q. Is there such a thing as healthy fats? A. You should avoid trans fats, which are found in processed or deep-fried foods. Healthier fats include polyunsaturated fats, which can be found in fish and nuts. These fats help lower the risk of ... Read more

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Injuries slowing down the Falcons
Fanshawe's men's basketball team has been handed some tough breaks as of late. Having dropped two games in the past weeks to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association West fourth-ranked Humber Hawks and the number one ranked Sheridan B... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Show soccer players some love
If you're getting ready to celebrate Single's Awareness Day on your lonesome, why not take a look at some of the most attractive athletes in sport? Here are three soccer players you can learn to love on February 14 and beyond. Juan Mat... Read more

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