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News

Fanshawe lowers flags to honour victims of global tragedies
When the first bomb went off outside the Stade de France where a friendly game of soccer was taking place between France and Germany on Nov. 13, few inside the stadium even realized what was going on. But soon, the world would be transfixe... Read more

Is Adderall the go-to study drug?
In an episode of his show Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver made a comment about a potentially dangerous drug that has somehow become a normalized part of the college experience. “That’s expensive. We’re talking Adderall in the Yale libr... Read more

Get a tat, help a cat
There are many reasons to get a tattoo. A common reason is to honour a loved one, be it a friend, significant other or a family member. Some people may even get a tattoo done for their furry friends. A local tattoo shop is giving tattoo an... Read more

Chair thief on campus
On the morning of Oct. 12, Arjun Bhardwaj, Fanshawe College’s customer service representative, arrived for his shift at the Welcome Kiosk like any other morning. Although this morning would not be like any other as Bhardwaj immediately not... Read more

Is the TPP all it's cracked up to be?
The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is looking to create a freetrade zone among 12 countries around the Pacific who account for 40 per cent of the world’s economic output. The main industries effected in Canada will be the auto secto... Read more

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A summit for students to voice their opinions
On Dec. 1, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will be holding its first super-summit for class representatives and other students to voice their concerns. Maria Nikides is the VP of external and academic affairs for the FSU and she hopes tha... Read more

A Habitat club for Fanshawe students
Habitat for Humanity Heartland Ontario may be coming to Fanshawe College. On Nov. 13, a group of students and staff members met with the Habitat Family Services & Outreach Coordinator Chelsey Gordon- Edmonds, to learn more about Habitat an... Read more

Departmental collaboration brings Dragon to Fanshawe
The Financial Aid office, Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and LEAP Junction have come together to make Enriched Academy available to Fanshawe students. The launch event will be held on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. in Forwell Hall. The online module ... Read more

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Students to enjoy an inexpensive and charitable holiday celebration
The Lung Association will be hosting a free, all ages, winter holiday event. The fifth annual Festival of Trees, starting on Thursday, Nov. 26 and ending on Sunday, Nov. 29 at the London Covent Market upstairs, at 130 King St. The event wi... Read more

Electoral reform comes to Canada
‘First past the post’ is Canada’s current political electoral format. It is a broken system that does not truly represent what Canadians want. The Liberal Party won a majority government this election with only 40 per cent of ... Read more

Opinion

Out of the frying pan
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has barely had time to savour his victory and he’s already on the international stage in the wake of a horrific terror attack. As details of the orchestration and execution of the attacks in Paris come to ... Read more

Nasty religious people or revolutionaries?
Does church make you nastier? It is not unusual to hear people say that religion makes us mean. In the wake of the Paris Nov. 13 attacks, it is tempting to write off all religious faith as inherently prone to making fanatics of true believe... Read more

Lifestyles

Study tips for the distracted student
For most students at Fanshawe, midterms are over, which means there is a bit of down time when it comes to workload. Making it through all of the midterm exams and assignments can definitely make it so that the only thing you want to do is wat... Read more

Bobbyisms: Alyssa Reid is reborn with Phoenix
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. The more I think about it, the harder a time I have in pinpointing the time when piano–centric pop fell out of favour. The ’90s were brimming with Sarah McLachlan... Read more

Wreckord Reviews: Justin Bieber has found his Purpose
Justin Bieber, perhaps the most hated artist since Nickelback, has just unveiled his latest record. The Purpose album debuted on Nov. 13 alongside an unexpected 13 music videos, one for each song on the record. Before his brief absence... Read more

The fight for equality has never been easy
The right to vote. These days, it’s something so many of us take for granted that we see it more as a burden than a privilege. We grumble about travel times and inconvenience while, in other countries, the ability to vote at all is still ... Read more

Tea can be a dangerous thing
Growing up in colonial Malaya, Li Lan was all too aware of her family’s position. After the death of her mother, her father spun further into debt and an opium addiction. As resources dwindled, her Amah, a servant who played the role of ... Read more

Beauty Boy: Reducing redness
One of the biggest concerns many have with their complexion is redness. Whether it be from acne, allergies or even genetics, redness in the skin can affect us all. Sometimes it can be a daunting task to try and conceal this and is often accomp... Read more

Freeheld: Celebrating the freedom to falter at storytelling
It has been a mere five months since same-sex marriage was legalized in the US, and our mainstream cultural mindset has been making the transition from resistance to acceptance quite smoothly, at least according to Hollywood. Homosexual ch... Read more

Scientific Adventures: Mars' moon is doomed
This week’s newest scientific discoveries make for some exhilarating info to wrap your science-hungry minds around, including a cataclysmic event yet to come and new materials helping the medical world of tomorrow. Martian moon In a... Read more

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G33K LYFE: The history of lightsabers
With the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens less than a month away on Dec. 18, the hype is starting to grow in the minds of geeks and film lovers alike, and I’m amongst them. Because the movie is just around the corner, welcome to S... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Give the future one more chance. Aries has studiously ignored the human side of the equation, but that’s exactly what will make all the difference. Trust others to do their jobs without your oversight. ... Read more

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Sports

Bronze medal for men's cross country running
Fanshawe College’s men’s cross country running team visited St. Lawrence College in Brockville for the CCAA National Championships. The team was successful on the trip and ended up bringing home a bronze medal. Fanshawe’s... Read more

Motoring: VelociRally edition
The Hyundai Veloster has always been a car I’ve liked the concept of; however, its execution has been a bit lacking. I have always liked its styling and its quirky approach to practicality, but driving one has always been a letdown, especi... Read more

Tough start for basketball
The Fanshawe Falcons’ men`s basketball team have had a tough start to the season, coupled with a strong division as well as an unprecedented number of injuries under head coach Tony Marcotullio. “Out of our 18 regular players, ... Read more

Premier League Ponderings: Playoffs see Euro 2016 field finalized
That’s it folks. The final playoff matches have been played and we finally know the complete list of 24 teams that will be contesting next summers’ final tournament in France. This will be the first tournament since the Union o... Read more

Knight Night: The Knights' lucky number is 13
On Friday, Nov. 13 the London Knights defeated the Guelph Storm 10-4 in an intense game filled with penalty minutes. No one scored a hat trick, but Mitchell Marner, JJ Piccinich and Kole Sherwood were among those who scored two goals, and ... Read more

Volleyball team well on their way to making nationals
The Fanshawe Falcons’s women’s volleyball team is off to a strong 6-2 record, and the season has only just begun. With a great deal of freshman on the team, head coach Sean Pellows said new and old recruits alike are responsibl... Read more

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Adopt-A-Falcon to support varsity athletes
Adopt-A-Falcon is Fanshawe’s new program created to raise funds for varsity athletic teams. As noted on Fanshawe athletics’ website, “The Adopt-A-Falcon program provides an avenue for alumni, friends, family and staff to stay involved in a... Read more

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