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10 Things I Know About You... Curly hair, don't care
Dinesh Hariharan is in Fanshawe's Project Management program. When he's not getting fit at the gym or playing sports, you can probably find him hanging out with his beloved pets. 1. Why are you here? To pursue my post-graduation ... Read more

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OSAP changes benefit students; some schools not happy
Big news for students receiving funds from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): starting fall 2015, students will not have to pay a cent for tuition until their financial assistance is available. As outlined in a press release dated ... Read more

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Time to prepare for the Career Fair
Career Services' annual Career Fair is a little less than a month away, but it's never too early to get ready by perfecting your resume and cover letter, practising your elevator pitch and polishing up your networking skills. The Caree... Read more

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Fanshawe instructor wins Chopped Canada
The January 2 premiere episode of Chopped Canada, a nationwide culinary competition that airs on Food Network Canada, saw one of Fanshawe's very own Falcons take home the grand prize of $10,000. Stephanie Brewster, a chef instructor at Fan... Read more

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R.A.D. training helps to cultivate confidence
“READY!” “STAY BACK!” “READY!” “NO!” The shouts can be heard down the hall as Spec. Const. Lisa Andersen runs practice drills with female staff and students from Fanshawe, watching carefully as ... Read more

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Fashion students sew awesome
Months of preparation and hard work boiled down to six minutes of PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and speeches, all for the chance at snagging a $1,000 grant to bring a big idea to life. On November 27, during the firstever Awesome Fa... Read more

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Chef Baechler hungry for more
When Chef Scott Baechler touched down in Basel, Switzerland back in November, he was ready to cook his heart out at the prestigious Salon Culinaire Mondial competition. Baechler had months of practice under his belt with the rest of Team Cana... Read more

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Big plans for old books
Students across Ontario are saving money on textbooks while making a world of difference to a student in another country. Textbooks for Change was born of a fundraising idea by Western University student Chris Janssen. Collecting used textbook... Read more

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A firsthand look into farming sustainability
“Sustainability” is a word that's being tossed around a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? How can regular people live more sustainable lives, and how can larger entities, such as farms, incorporate sustainable prac... Read more

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Step up your rep with your CCR
Coming out of college, many people think their diploma alone represents everything they learned in the last few years. Equally as important as the hard skills learned in hours of classwork are the soft skills learned outside the classroom &mda... Read more

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Drunk driving simulator drives message home
There is never an excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're inebriated. There are always other options: staying the night, taking the bus or a cab home, or calling a friend or a family member to pick you up. Unfortunately, not all yo... Read more

Opinion

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A new home for Hockey in Canada
Canadian media giant Rogers Communications made a deal just before the holidays that will drastically affect the future of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The highlight of the week for many Canadian hockey fans has been watching the Toro... Read more

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Fork in the Road: Thanks... I guess?
Christmas is an “interesting” time of year. I often joke it brings out the “best” in people... of course I mean that with the sincerest level of sarcasm possible (if you don't wanna take my word for it, just visit any m... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Reducing child poverty
According to the Conference Board of Canada, our country has the third worst child poverty rate of 17 “peer countries.” These are affluent countries where there are fewer reasons for children to be poor than in, say, Liberia or Colom... Read more

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ARTiculation: Can you feel it?
Tortured political Prisoners Pedophiles Tsunamis Mayors doing drugs African children starving Photoshopped women Before I've even had my morning tea, I've been exposed to all of these things. Modern media is rooted in the mastery of the m... Read more

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What does the future look like?
Each week I do my best to share a positive and uplifting story with you my fellow Fanshawe students. However, this week there has been something heavy on my mind and I think it is something worthy of being discussed. The questions that have been... Read more

Lifestyles

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Style up your home for 2014 with some colour
This is the time where last year's trends go out of style and new ones arise. Designers and decorators are ranting and raving about the do's and don't's for 2014, so let's start off the New Year right by knowing the latest t... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Gambino raises the bar for music in 2014
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. In years past, I've taken the opportunity in this first column of a new year to look ahead to some of the more notable albums on their way toward release, but I confess ... Read more

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Getting back into the groove
In a way, the start of a new school term signifies a new step forward in life. When you enter a new year, there is a sort of excitement to go back and get into the routine — the first couple months seem like you're at your peak in te... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Cozy, comfortable and still chic
In a perfect world, all fashionable pieces are always comfortable, but in real life, that's not always the case. The thing that's probably stopping you from wearing your favourite pair of heels is they're five inches high — to... Read more

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Lectures inform on nature in our city
Nature London is reprising its Nature in the City lecture series, which will run for six weeks starting January 14. The series, now in its ninth year, will touch on topics that range from climate change to small animals that live in and around... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: 2013 and 2014 in a nutshell
Happy New Year, #Fanshawe! My New Year's resolution was to use more hashtags in #everyday sentences, and I #plan to stick to it. This week I'll be taking a look at the top movie-related stories of 2013, and also taking a look ahead to ... Read more

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G33K LYFE: Greendale now better than ever after facing foreclosure
In the summer of 2010, my roommate and I were sitting around when he suggested that we check out a show that he had heard of but didn't know anything about it. The show had Chevy Chase in it, so we sat down to watch Community for the first... Read more

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Reel Life - Comedy anthology: When sketches enter cinema
Remember Movie 43? Or, rather, remember trying to forget Movie 43? A jumbled mess of a film that thought extreme juvenility without a punchline could still be funny, Movie 43 was a series of unconnected skits that formed no narrative. Although... Read more

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Gaming The System: Movie games that don't suck
It's capitalism at its worst, a true exploitation of the faithful: the movie game. Almost inevitably, a successful movie is trailed with merchandise, the most gregariously sinful and wasteful of which is the attempted adaptation of silver ... Read more

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Law Talk: Introduction to the Residential Tenancies Act
Renting and leasing property raises a lot of questions. Can your landlord enter your unit without permission? Can your tenant just walk away from his lease? Do you need a written agreement? And what are the proper steps to take if the landlord... Read more

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New year, new costs: Budgeting for 2014
Ringing in the New Year can be lots of fun, and it brings with it the excitement of a new semester, new classes, new goals and resolutions, and of course, that pesky financial burden. Maybe you're caught in the infamous wait for your OSAP ... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: Kids books you shouldn't feel ashamed to read
Okay, so maybe feeling your ears turn red and your cheeks flush when you sit in the library straining to read the latest Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends picture book is natural, but some titles transcend age quite seamlessly. Whether it'... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Even if you have to work this weekend, it feels a lot like playing. Aries is driven by ambition and elevated by festivity. Childhood is still with you, no matter what your age. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Be... Read more

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Be cool - avoid the cold
Winter is upon us, which means we have the perennial pleasure of dealing with terrible temperatures, slippery sidewalks, and blustery blizzards. For some it's a burden, for others it's a blessing in disguise. It gives people a reason to... Read more

Sports

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Black Falcons rah-rah-rock
Did you know there are over 30 students on campus who are national cheerleading champions? The Fanshawe Black Falcons have been a team for seven years and hold six national championships under their belt. Impressed yet? The Black Falcons comp... Read more

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Lightning Watch: Mid-season shakeup
When the London Lightning lost three straight games, head coach Micheal Ray Richardson was quick to blow up the team. After all, three games was the longest any losing streak had gone for Richardson and the Lightning. This mid-season shakeup w... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: New year, new resolutions
The word “resolution” means “a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting,” according to Dictionary.com. Therefore, if you are one of the many people who make New Year's resolutions, do you ... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: Vitamin water not as vital as you might think
Q. Is vitamin water better than regular water? A. Unfortunately, vitamin water is not better than regular water. First of all, let's point out the ingredients: #1: water, #2: sugar! To put things in perspective, let's compare a bottl... Read more

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Motoring: Kia hopes to make mid-sized sedan its forte
Thanks to the downwards economy this past year, the compact car segment has had probably its best year ever. Instead of buying midsized sedans like the Nissan Altima and the Honda Accord, people bought cheaper cars like the Hyundai Elantra and... Read more

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Harder, better, faster, stronger
The new year is upon us. It's the time to make up a list of self-improving resolutions that many intend to see through for the entire year, but inevitably end up giving up on sometime before then. To see your hopes for the year come true, ... Read more

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