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20 Questions: Travel is in Trista’s future
Trista Brady is in her second year of the law clerk program at Fanshawe. 1. What is something about you that most people don’t know? I hate pictures. 2. If you were on a deserted island and could only bring one item or person with you, what woul... Read more

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Students worry as violence continues in London
Gunshots are replacing the sound of birds chirping in the streets of London. Continuing a violent trend in the city of London, two incidents occurred; one on Saturday, October 28 and the other on Monday, October 30. Ontario’s Special Investigations... Read more

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The race is on for mayoral candidates
The city of London’s mayoral candidates including, Joe Fontana, Ivan Kasiurak, Arthur Majoor, Cynthia Etheridge, and Matthew L. R. Shantz, are all looking to replace Anne Marie DeCicco-Best, who is also running once again, as the new political leader... Read more

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What is OCMC you may ask?
Every year Fanshawe sends 22 students to represent the Business Studies Division and Fanshawe to show off our highly skilled and talented students to the Ontario Colleges’ Marketing Competition. The OCMC continues to bring hundreds of highly motivat... Read more

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Law Talk: Legally talking about your credit
What if your credit report is inaccurate? Everyone is entitled to view their credit report. If you have reviewed your report and found your credit report contains inaccurate or incorrect information you should get it corrected immediately. If you... Read more

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Career Corner: Wandering the web for employment
The Internet is a great way to access advertised jobs in addition to traditional job search methods. Remember that you need to balance searching for advertised jobs with an active approach to networking in the hidden job market if you want to increas... Read more

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Briefs from around the world
Britain – A report released on Monday, October 30 by senior government economist, Sir Nicholas Stern, warned that “Unchecked global warming will devastate the world economy on the scale of the world wars and the Great Depression.” The report also s... Read more

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President’s Perspective: Letting go of high school drama
Finally I have returned after almost two weeks out of the office, and to be honest, it’s nice to be back. But the weather here SUCKS compared to what I was used to in sunny California. Last weekend we had our board retreat. We went for two nights to... Read more

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Exec Corner: Good reasons to be bitter
I’ve written a few articles here and there recently, and they all seemed to come across a little bitter. I couldn’t tell you why. So I’m going to try my best to figure this out once and for all, and my next article can be a happy one. After all I’m n... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
What happens to your OSAP eligibility if you drop or withdraw from courses? One of the criteria used by OSAP to determine your eligibility is your course load. To be eligible for assistance through OSAP you must be taking at least 60 per cent of a... Read more

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Municpal elections matter to students
Not all elections are about high-profile leaders, national televised debates and high priced glitzy ad campaigns. Some elections are about your neighbours, the public transit you ride everyday and the city you live in. Even though the issues surroun... Read more

Opinion

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Confessions of a College-age Drama Queen: Getting to know London’s culture
Though this is my second year at Fanshawe, most of my first-year companions went on to other things and thus I had to repeat the activity of friend finding this fall. During my attempts at acquaintancy this year, I have come to notice that there is ... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Taking meaning from The Departed
If you plan on seeing the Martin Scorsese film, The Departed, brace yourself. While it’s unlikely to be the bloodiest film you ever see, you will leave the theatre splattered. The film earns its 18A rating in the first twenty minutes, maybe ten. The... Read more

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Reading into Madonna’s adoption
Did Madonna take advantage of a man who couldn’t read? Does anyone care about literacy, and what difference does it make? There are plenty of people here at Fanshawe and other institutions of higher learning that struggle with dyslexia and other lea... Read more

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Choosing sides in the South
Are you a right-wing conservative or a left-wing liberal? Are you a Democrat or a Republican? Mid-term elections are here, and once again it’s time to make your choice between brand A and brand B. It’s a shame that both brands are essentially the ... Read more

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Letters to the editor
Responding to Palestine November 1, 2006 RE: October 30 issue,”Threats to Palestine” In response to this absolutely ridiculous "editorial" about "Palestine". Granted, life in the disputed territories is not easy, but only those who desire to ... Read more

Lifestyles

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: The importance of image
As I mentioned last week, it is imperative to understand that a band’s marketing strategies are just as, if not more, important than a band’s musical talent. If you don’t believe me, look at the career of any pop-tart. Very few pop singers actually ... Read more

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Charity and new album bring bands to Shack
A brand new album and a great cause bring Staylefish back to the Out Back Shack this Friday, along with Ruth’s Hat and Radcliff. The bands are gathered to help Fanshawe’s 22 marketing team students raise funds to go to the Ontario College Marketing ... Read more

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11th Hip album a must-have for fans
The Tragically Hip: World Container Kingston Ontario’s rock legends, The Tragically Hip’s latest installment, World Container, adds the 11th chapter to their series of full-length albums that sit amongst the upper echelon of great Canadian rock n’... Read more

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Fanshawe Fashionista: Best couture off-campus
London’s best kept secret for men and woman’s high-end fashion with impressive prices just landed about a month ago in the middle of Richmond Row. MiCloset is where you will find brand names like Dolce & Gabanna, Versace, Byblos, Roberto Cavalli, Di... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Sly wrestles his way to the top
Over the Top (1987) “Perhaps no film better illustrates the complex relationship that exists between a father and his son.” “If there is a finer film about arm wrestling, I surely have never seen it.” I know what you’re thinking – the Cinema Conn... Read more

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Saw 3 will have you screaming for more
Saw 3 I remember three little years ago when the hyped up Saw finally came out on DVD and I had the chance to view it. I was blown away not only because I’m a gore hound and love the whole premise of Jigsaw putting his victims in situations where t... Read more

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Chef's Corner: Soup’s on in Chef’s Corner
With the cold weather, cloudy skies and mid-term stress, I’m sure we could all use some warm and worry-free and meals. Luckily, the fall bounty is plentiful and perfectly suited for the ultimate in comfort foods: soup. Stock, cream or chowder, soup... Read more

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Pete's Web Links: Your very own virtual Mr. T
Time once again to spend time at the computer when you should be doing something like school work, your regular job or socializing. Here comes the fun! Make Mr. T Beautiful - http://www.... Read more

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Nothing spectacular about Montana’s
It was one of those decisions that sounded better at the time then the outcome. But when one gets invited out to dinner on someone else’s dime to celebrate a birthday what recourse do you have to make alternative suggestions? Besides, I had heard pos... Read more

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Wizard’s First Rule finishes last
The Wizard’s First Rule by Terry Goodkind I really wanted to avoid writing a review about this book, but after 836 pages I decided it’d be a waste if I didn’t. The reason why I didn’t want to write a review about this book is because it is actuall... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) It might not feel like everything’s going your way, but maintain a sense of humour even if it hurts to laugh. After this, things can only get better. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Advantages grow as perspective shifts. ... Read more

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Making it ‘amazing’ in the bedroom
Dear Sex Doc; I’m a 22-year-old heterosexual male who needs some help with my sex life. My girlfriend and I have good sex, but I want us to have amazing sex. How can we make this happen? Not Quite Satisfied @ UBCO Dear Not Quite Satisfied @ UBCO; ... Read more

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Musical Ramblings: Classic metal review
This week’s classic metal review will be dedicated to a band that has recently reunited and their anthology of work. It’s hard for me to pick just one CD of theirs to examine because there’s something that kicks ass on each of them. This band is none... Read more

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Weekly update from 106.9 The X
What is going on dudes and dudettes? Although we can’t speak for you, at the X we’ve got funk in the trunk to keep you ridin’ dirty for months, or at least partying. Have you been to the X’s new cutting edge website? If not, then you don’t know wha... Read more

Sports

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Sports in Seconds: Stars are shining in the NBA
NBA superstars will look to lead their team to championship glory. The NBA regular season got under way Halloween night, with the defending champion Miami Heat getting trounced by the Chicago Bulls, 108-66. Playing in that contest was last year’s N... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: In hot-pursuit of the perfect six-pack
When it comes to physical transformations, everyone’s goals vary. Guys typically want to get jacked, while girls generally strive for the tightly toned physique. Regardless of the goal, it’s safe to say that everyone wants the same ideal for one part... Read more

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Motoring: Spyder creeps up on design, down sport appeal
In the car testing game, there are cars I have to test for the interest of the public (minivans, wagons, etc.) and then there are cars I want to test for my personal interest. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder certainly falls in the latter category. Aft... Read more

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Around the Ring: Weak week
I have to say that after last week’s wrestling column, where it seemed like every show had something major happen and there was so much to talk about, it seems rather unusual to be here a week later writing this and not having so much to talk about a... Read more

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Athletes of the week
October 27-28 had the Women’s Soccer team playing at the OCAA Semi Finals at Sheridan. After losing out to the Durham Lords on Friday, the ladies went on to get shut out by the Humber Hawks on Saturday. Although playoff dreams were lost out, we have... Read more

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Hard times befall fast food icon
Life in the fast lane just got a little slower for a fast food legend. Ronald McDonald, after decades of being the front man for McDonald’s Corp was unceremoniously dumped recently as the global conglomerate experienced an erosion of profits for the... Read more

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McCartney: “I should have pushed her when I had the chance.”
Nearly eight months after attempting to bring awareness to the world about the Canadian seal hunt, Sir Paul McCartney is showing remorse for not having the gumption to have thrown wife Heather Mills-McCartney into the freezing waters.

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PROMOTION HAS BOUNCE
A local pub is giving guys and gals a couple of reasons to patronize their establishment. So far bar owners say the promotion has been a hit and has put some bounce back in the bar.

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Busted up side the head
Larry Moody filed a lawsuit in Tillsonburg, Ontario, against Knotty Girls Strip Club for its negligence in allowing a stripper to “slam” her breasts into his “neck and head region” as he watched her, a little too close to the stage. Moody claims in h... Read more

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