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FSU's newest pres on the block
Alan Bushell, current Fanshawe Student Union vice president of athletics and residence life, as won the FSU presidency for the 2015-16 school year with 51.4 per cent of the vote. In his platform, Bushell says he would focus advocacy; better park... Read more

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Fanshawe decorated with two silvers, one bronze
Fanshawe College culinary art students grabbed three medals on March 1 at the annual Culinary Salon competition at the Toronto Food Show. Robyn Fenelon and Ankita Vaidya each won a silver medal and Christina Ferguson a bronze medal all in the we... Read more

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Lakehead U to require indigenous education
Undergrad programs will require half-credit class Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. will require starting fall 2016 that all undergraduate students take a half-credit class in indigenous education. While some of Lakehead’s faculti... Read more

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Promo code for Comic-con available
For Fanshawe students only, a promotional code for London Comic- con tickets is available. London Comic-con will take place September 25-27 at the Progress building in the Western Fair District. Andrew Kitt, operations and marketing m... Read more

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Research centre to open doors 2016
Fanshawe College and FedDev Ontario announced on March 6 its plans for a $16.2-million centre scheduled to open in spring 2016. The Canadian Centre for Product Validation will allow companies to test and validate industrial products in the... Read more

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Gazette moves to online, decreases print days
The 2014-15 school year for The Gazette at Western University has been an eventful one. The paper received backlash in September for its frosh issue, which included stories about drug use and dating teacher’s assistants. Effectiv... Read more

Opinion

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New family tax cut: Obscure or apparent?
So, what’s new in the family tax cut? First, let’s get to know what family tax cut is all about. This tax cut is meant for families with children under the age of 18 in which one spouse earns more than the other. The government p... Read more

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When rhetoric goes too far
While students here in London are gearing up for the big end-of-year crunch, students at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, England are making headlines around the world. The SOAS just voted in favour of boycott, divestment an... Read more

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Why the real world is different
Managing stress in post-secondary KAMLOOPS (CUP) — I’m no expert in managing stress. I feel it pretty bad at least twice a year. I start having problems sleeping, I don’t feel as good about the work I’m doing, I get... Read more

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Respect for language rights a must
SACKVILLE (CUP) — As a Saint John native, it is not often that I express disappointment in my community. When I stumbled upon the Facebook group ‘New Brunswick Referendum on Bilingualism 2014,’ I was not surprised that someone ... Read more

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Rumours of Grace: The correlation between Harry Potter and love
It’s been a while since author J. K. Rowling put the finishing touches on the last of the Harry Potter books. And the movie series has been complete for four years now. But I still like to watch the DVDs at home now and then. That is why a... Read more

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Don't be that guy
Mine, mine, mine NEW WESTMINSTER (CUP) — The absolute worst thing about watching Netflix with others is when you have to watch it with That Guy. That Guy will insist on watching How I Met Your Mother. Not that it’s a bad s... Read more

Lifestyles

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Look out Johnny 5, Chappie is alive!
In this mature version of Short Circuit, the city of Johannesburg, South Africa is awash with criminals, from the petty thieves to the bigtime gangs. As the violence in the city gets out of hand, with police deaths on the rise, the city turns t... Read more

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An insider's guide to street photography
Street photography, which are photographs that depict humanity in public spaces usually in an attempt to trigger an emotional response from the audience, is a growing form in the world of photography. What makes a successful street photographe... Read more

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Frugal Fashionista: Avengers-inspired everyday looks
Are you feeling like your wardrobe could use an infusion of awesomeness? What’s more awesome than dressing like your favourite superhero? It may not be socially acceptable to walk around in a cape or a full pleather jumpsuit, but that do... Read more

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Beauty Boy: The art of body painting
There are a ton of amazing characters out there that are perfect for cosplayers, geeks and comic book enthusiasts to portray themselves as. Sometimes these characters have intricate costumes and outfits, which can be difficult to pull off for ... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Delicate lace is a staple element this season
Feminine, flattering and timeless – delicate lace is something that will always draw a woman’s attention, and for those reasons, it will always be a classic. This season, it comes in more colours than before and more unique designs than ever. ... Read more

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Gaming The System: Gaming in the public domain
The games industry was once even more fleeting and unpredictable 20 years ago than it is today. Companies started up and collapsed as quickly as mum’s perennials, pushing out a game or two before quietly biting the dust. But what ever be... Read more

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A Streetcar Named Desire
A movie you should think about seeing OTTAWA (CUP) — Why it’s famous: The screen adaptation of one of Tennessee Williams’ most celebrated theatrical creations, A Streetcar Named Desire, with a cast composed of nea... Read more

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G33K LYFE: Star Wars: Rebels a charming surprise
When it was announced in 2012 that the Walt Disney Company was purchasing Lucasfilm and the rights to the entirety of the Star Wars universe, fans worldwide experienced a collective fear. Would the franchise be whitewashed into something far m... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: Reading in the public domain
The best things in life are free and doubly so for literature fallen in the public domain. People often forget how what we consider classics, even modern classics, are now expired in copyright, and therefore freely distributable without legal ... Read more

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Canadian comics can kick ass too
Canadians have been steeped in comics since their tight-clad heroes and villains lept into the 20th century-from Nova Scotia native Hal Foster illustrating Tarzan in 1929, to Joe Shuster’s drawing of Superman in 1933. Despite the contrib... Read more

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You can't unhear this
The band Moon Duo is actually a trio of musicians all hailing from San Francisco, California. The band just released its latest album, Shadow of the Sun, on March 3 and has started out on a tour across North America. This psychedelic kraut... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Sarah MacDougall - Dancing through heavy times
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Here, in the first generation of the 21st century, it can be hard to recall life before home computing and the Internet took off. But there are ripples of that culture evident toda... Read more

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From Under The Counter: The Syndrome - Self-titled demo
The Syndrome is a local band that holds a special place in my music life. I know the trio quite well now and even play in a band called Bike Cop with its frontman John Lamont – Johnny Edge as some call him. Backed also by Jacob Hudeck... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) High hopes can only result in low blows. Don’t ask for trouble or disappointment, because you’re sure to get plenty of both. Seek comfort in a friendly embrace. By the weekend, everything will be di... Read more

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What is a geek?
Ask someone who has yet to begin watching Game of Thrones why they haven’t started watching yet, and many people give the age-old excuse of “It’s just too far in now, I’ll never catch up.” Not getting involved at... Read more

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New kids on the comic block
UrbanDictionary.com defines a geek as someone you pick on in high school and end up working for later in life. A real dictionary defines the word as “an enthusiast or expert, especially in a technological field or activity.” A geek... Read more

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Waking up with Optimus, G.I. Joes and Pikachu
There was something magical about a Saturday morning in the mind of a child, waking up at the crack of dawn, slowly sneaking down to the basement with an entire box of chocolaty cereal and flipping on YTV, Fox Kids or the Family Channel and takin... Read more

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The commodification of nostalgia
The relationship between media producers and the audience has been a long one, and has raised many questions about who dictates trends. “[It’s] a question that scholars and the media have been asking since mass media started to co... Read more

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Video game heroines
1. Lara Croft (Tomb Raider) The original queen of video games, Lara Croft has spent years exploring ancient temples and abandoned islands, all while rocking a pair of short shorts and a pair of *ahem* guns. She has shot her way through pirat... Read more

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Missunderstood gender representation in video games
As video games continue to dominate in sales, some heavy discussions are being held on the topic of gender representation in this medium. Derived from feminist film theories and long-standing criticisms of the male dominated pop culture, Anita Sar... Read more

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Fanshawe Bronies: social animals
The origin of subcultures dates as far back as the concept of community itself. “To be human is to be a social animal,” said James Shelley, a London resident, writer and publisher of Caesura Letters; an anthology of ideas that aim... Read more

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Suiting up: Cosplay
Cosplay, or kosupure, as it is known as in Japan, is far more than what it appears to be on the surface: a group of adults dressed as an assortment of video game or anime characters and descending upon a convention full of like-minded geeks. Benea... Read more

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Gaming morals are not black and white
Despite being a visible force in the entertainment industry for nearly 50 years, video gaming is still looked at in many circles as a potentially dangerous pastime, warping the minds of young and old alike and telling shallow stores devoid of any... Read more

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Best Catchphrases
1. D’OH (Homer Simpson, The Simpsons) The sound of stupidity that is iconic as the character who says it, Homer Simpson has uttered this phrase to viewers hundreds of times, confirming his intelligence level to anyone who dares question... Read more

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Top selling video game franchises
1. Mario (490.75 million) No surprise here, Nintendo’s mascot and everybody’s favourite Italian plumber has sold more video games with his name on it than anything that has come before or since. Contributing to the success is th... Read more

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Superheroes: Our modern mythology
In 2012, Marvel’s The Avengers pulled in over $200 million dollars its opening night and since then has gone on to make over $1 billion, ranking it at number one according to IMDb.com, making it the highest grossing superhero film of all time... Read more

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Setting the mood with video game music
The interactivity of video games has never been a complete experience without the existence of sounds and music. From the blips and bloops of Pong to the epic soundtrack of Mass Effect, the auditory senses are increasing stimulated by captivating p... Read more

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An ode to a forgotten medium
There’s something to be said about the beauty of analog encoding. Most certainly are most forms of analog formats long forgotten by the general public with the exception of vinyl records that have made a resurgence in the past 10 or so years... Read more

Sports

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From geek to Hulk: The five most common ways to build muscle
Let’s face it, when the school year comes around, we get lazy. Many of us vowed as a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or gain muscle, however, as we enter March, this goal becomes more difficult to attain. In light of that, ... Read more

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Premier League Ponderings: Plenty of drama left in the Prem
Ten matches remain in the Premier League. Ten games for clubs at either end of the table to either meet their goals or to fall short and head back to the drawing board, leaving the 2014/15 season to pass into mediocrity. As the season ente... Read more

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Motoring: Range Rover: Could it get any more luxurious?
It is no secret that I love Land Rover Range Rovers and the flagship model simply called the Range Rover. Confused? The main company is Land Rover, which also has Jaguar as a partner, and both these companies are owned by the Tata Motors ... Read more

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