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20 Questions: Safety is in her hands
When she was Fanshawe Student Union President in 2003/04, Crystal Boyd stood up for your rights as students, now as Campus Watch Coordinator she stands up for your saftey. 1. What is something about you that most people don’t know? I guess it woul... Read more

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Security issues raised in wake of Dawson College shootings
Kimveer Gill’s murderous rampage at Dawson College earlier this month has raised many questions and concerns regarding security at college and university campuses across the country. Gill’s actions not only lead to his own death, but also to the dea... Read more

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Former Fanshawe teacher expresses concern over part-time rights
Part-time teachers in Ontario want the same rights as teachers across the nation. Denis Meloche, a former part-time teacher for labour relations courses at Fanshawe College, felt he was treated unfairly during his time at the college, which spanned ... Read more

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Fanshawe out-performs Western in Speakeasy violations
Week three of Project Speakeasy IV was just as busy as the previous two, with London city police heavily patrolling areas surrounding the campuses of Fanshawe College and Western, as well as the downtown core.

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Around the world briefs
Afghanistan – Last week four Canadian soldiers were killed and 27 civilians were injured, when a man on a bicycle drove into a crowd and detonated himself. The soldiers were reportedly handing out notebooks, pens and candy to children when the atta... Read more

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Career Corner: Career-building skills
The best career choices are based on an honest appraisal of who you really are. This includes what you do well, the things you want from life and how you can best match all this to the current and future needs of an employer. Before an employer call... Read more

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President's Perspective: Lessons in line-ups
In a world where we demand satisfaction, and we have become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want it, it is amazing how many lines we must wait in to get what we need. And how much we have to wait! I have stood in more lines in the past t... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Policies which may affect your life at fanshawe – Part one of three What are the policies? Fanshawe College has policies to prevent or resolve difficulties or complaints, to launch academic appeals, to protect human rights, and to define expectati... Read more

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Exec Corner: It’s Fanshawe, not Much Music
What makes a good show? Is it the act on stage, is it the size of the crowd, the response of the crowd, is it the sound and lighting? As I look back at Frosh the Casbah, and try to criticise, I wonder if the program had the energy we were looking... Read more

Opinion

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What, Me Worry?: Loose Change, the Holocaust and the War on Terror
Over 1 million people were murdered in Auschwitz during the holocaust by the democratically elected Nazi party in World War II. Do you suppose on the 5th anniversary of the camp’s liberation, on January 28th 1945, we should have circumvented those th... Read more

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Letter to the editor: Merci Beaucoup
RE: International Students Evening Thank you very much for the great International Evening the Fanshawe Student Union provided for our International Students on Monday September 11! The turnout was amazing and they all really enjoyed themselves! W... Read more

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Letter to the editor: Parking problems
Submitted: September 20, 2006 Last week when I was entering my parking lot on campus, a security guard was waiting at the entrance and asked if I wanted to move my space to the other side of the campus, because the parking lot, which I paid to be in... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Similarities between Islam and Christianity
Recently, Pope Benedict made remarks about Islam that set off riots, protests, and counter-comment around the world. He has disappointed people who want to see better relations between Islam and Christianity. A discussion on the CBC’s, ‘The Current’... Read more

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What’s wrong with trusting spellcheck, anyways?
My grasp of the English language has been a hard-fought battle as my primary/secondary education was sadly deficient when it came to grammar, syntax and spelling. Like many students of my vintage, I learned the parts of speech in French class instead... Read more

Lifestyles

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Staylefish fresh on the scene
Quickly becoming a staple on campus, London-based band Staylefish managed to hit-up Fanshawe twice during the Frosh week. The first time was at the Out Back Shack, where they played to a small crowd but still put on a fun show. The second time was a... Read more

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DVD Review: 8 seasons of ‘The Simpsons’
‘The Simpsons’ Season 8 I know what you’re thinking already: “They’re only at season eight?” Yeah, I know, I wish these guys would push them out a little faster (just like the “South Park” DVDs), but with waiting comes quality and a greater sense of... Read more

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I feel like China Delight, like China Delight
You’ve all seen it, and you’ve all wondered about that little white house on the south east corner of Second St and Oxford. Is that place actually open (or something to that effect)? Well I can assure you that China Delight is definitely open and ser... Read more

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Size Matters
Frustrating; maybe, flattering; sometimes, however, the sporadic change of clothing sizes from one store to another has more to do with keeping the consumer happy, than actually providing the appropriate number on the garment tag.

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Chef's Corner
After spending thousands of dollars on tuition, books, cable and internet installation, home amenities you took for granted at your parent’s house and long-distance phone calls to your sweetheart in another city, you’re probably starting to notice th... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Chimp makes movie magic in Spymate
When I heard about the release of the movie Spymate, about a chimpanzee that is also a secret agent, my first thought was “alright, somebody has been reading my diary”. My second thought was “I could sure use some chicken fingers right now”. Finally,... Read more

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Chilli-Peppers to play sold-out shows
Band: Red Hot Chili Peppers Date: Monday, September 25 2006, and Tuesday September 26 2006, 7p.m. Venue: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Tickets: SOLD OUT Every so often rock bands or musicians come around that transcend generations an... Read more

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Peter's Links: Online pavement pics and pathetic personals
Round two for these delicious web bits that will keep you all occupied while pretending to learn! Here we go! NECA ONLINE - http://www.necaonline.com/ - NECA seems to be one of the leaders in... Read more

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The Raputure’s new venture will get you moving
The Rapture Pieces of the People We Love The Rapture want you to dance. Okay, maybe they need you to dance. That is, after all, the single purpose of their music, as we found out in 2002 when “House of Jealous Lovers” lit a firestorm of critical bu... Read more

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Ask the Sex Doc: Sex Doc can cure blue balls
Dear Sex Doc; I’m a 17-year-old virgin and plan on keeping it that way for some time. My boyfriend and I ‘fool around’ a lot though. Problem is that he says I turn him on so much that he always gets blue balls. He says they hurt. Do his balls actual... Read more

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Musical Ramblings: ‘Burglar metal’ at its best
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder – Buried in the Front Yard I heard these guys on a sample a few months ago but never found their disc around here until late July. Imagine the happiness that came over me when I found this. I almost cried in the store ... Read more

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FAB-ulous meeting
So, your friends consider you somewhat of a party liaison, and everywhere you go, people say “wow man, I can see the fun seeping out that dude’s pores, that’s f*#@ing incredible!” Well, FSU’s got a job for you: Come to the alumni lounge next Monday ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You look better from a distance than from the front row. Large gestures have more to do with good communication than real efficiency. If you seek meaningful praise, you’ll have to work a little harder. Taurus (April 20... Read more

Sports

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Men’s soccer rework 2006 team
A revamped and talented roster will hope to bring championship glory to men’s soccer this season at Fanshawe. After a disappointing 2005 campaign, where the Falcons finished with a 2-5-1 record and failed to reach the OCAA provincial tournament for ... Read more

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Sports in Seconds: Howard chasing the elusive number 61
Last week I wrote about the feel good story of the summer in Major League Baseball (MLB) from a team perspective. This week it’s all about an individual. Ryan Howard, the first-baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, is having a mammoth year statisti... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Behold the before and aftermath
Meet Rick Melo, January 2006 (left picture below); unshaven, unmotivated, and absolutely unimpressed with himself. This picture was taken outside of the Mission (food bank) on Dundas Street. Times were tuff. Now meet Rick Melo, February 2006 (picture... Read more

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Around the Ring: PPV wrestling round-up
Another PPV has come and gone and I have to say that this was probably one of the best ones of the year and surpassed SummerSlam. Let’s see what I got right and wrong with my predictions and see if there were any surprises. Johnny Nitro vs. Jeff Ha... Read more

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Motoring: First impression is best for Lexus GS430
With all the driving I had to do on the weekend, traveling from a wedding, a movie premiere and the Ferrari Rally, I wanted to have a luxury car to not only melt away the miles (sorry... kilometers), but also allow me to arrive in style.

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Dysfunctional Sports: It’s all about the team
It takes a team to win the Stanley Cup, the World Series or the Superbowl, but some players just don’t have that ‘team’ mentality. Lets take a look at some of the characters that teammates shook their heads at. When former baseball-star and Toronto ... Read more

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Bush’s border visit stirs up nest of discontent
United States president George “Dubya” Bush was in Texas to announce tighter border controls in attempt to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, and potential terrorists. Bush was proposing a 700 mile 70 foot tall fence that would run from California... Read more

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Outdoor crapper an eyeful for neighbours
It isn’t a pretty sight, but neighbours of Harvey Ballbanger can’t do much about his outdoor latrine. “I just can’t believe what I have been exposed to when I look out my kitchen window into my backyard,” said first-year Fanshawe student Ivory Rutge... Read more

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Hasbro’s Monopoly to contribute to greater stupidity
Boy, if you think those working in retail these days can’t count out change, just wait. Hasbro has released a new version of the Monopoly board game. “We started looking at what Monopoly would look like if we designed it today,” said a Hasbro spokes... Read more

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