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20 Questions: Chocolate milk and Cherry Blasters for Health student
Amanda Slager is a Fitness and Health Promotion student at Fanshawe and is happy to have exams over and done with - until the next round in April. 1. What is something about you that most people don’t know? I milk cows. 2. If you were on a deser... Read more

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Question of the Week
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News

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Weighing in on the ‘Freshman 15’
Fast food, lack of physical activity, and changing lifestyles are to blame for the increased ballooning-effect on college students across Canada. Although the fact that college and university students gain fifteen pounds in their first year of studi... Read more

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Briefs from around the world
Thailand - Nine bombs exploded across Bangkok as the Thai capital celebrated the New Year, killing two people and driving thousands of revelers home after the city was forced to cancel festivities. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for... Read more

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President’s Perspective: Welcome to a new semester
To everyone, welcome back from the holidays! I always think they are going to go slow, but nope, big surprise, you are back at work/school before you even feel like you had a break! But I hope that everyone had a great holiday, that Santa was good to... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Welcome (or welcome back) to Fanshawe College! You’ve likely found out that there’s a lot of information you need to know, and FATS is here to help you. Look to this regular column for dates, deadlines and directions so you don’t wind up in difficult... Read more

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Career Corner: Find a new job in the New Year
Attending college certainly comes with a price tag. For many students going to school means holding down a part-time position just to make ends meet. Other students work while going to college to gain experience, which not only looks good on a resume... Read more

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Inconvenient truths we face
According to Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth, the level of the ocean’s water is going to rise six metres in the near future. This is one of the certainties we face if we don’t act decisively now to stop global warming. On another front, the “Wa... Read more

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A socially just New Year
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had environmentally sustainable and exploitation-free holidays, and that you are ready to make changes in the world in 2007. All New Years resolutions should be about making 2007 a better year for all people, not only... Read more

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A true college-age connoisseur
The word “connoisseur” comes from the French words “conoistre” or “connatre,” meaning “to be acquainted with something.” A connoisseur usually refers to someone with a great deal of knowledge in the field of fine arts or someone who is an expert judg... Read more

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Letters to the editor: Sex sells at Fanshawe
Sex promotion has slowly grown to be acceptable in today’s standards of living. We see it on our posters, in our newspaper, on the front of our program guides, at our student union, at our events, and all of it in happening in our school. We can figh... Read more

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Letters to the editor
Pat on Pete’s back RE: Peter Wilura’s columns Bites and Bytes, My Musical Ramblings and Pete’s Links Tell that Wilura guy that he's the best thing that's happened to this paper. His reviews are great and the different music that he gives exposure... Read more

Lifestyles

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: All the right moves to securing the right gig
Aside from the option of hooking-up with a strong local act as a means to book your initial gig, a band may also consider the following options: a) working with promoters b) contacting club owners directly or c) putting together a show themselves. If... Read more

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My Chemical Romance steal show
Having seen My Chemical Romance (MCR) twice before, once in May of 2005 when they opened up for Green Day at the John Labatt Centre (JLC) and another time when they headlined the same venue in November of 2005, the musical progression and budding tal... Read more

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Musical Ramblings: Blood Mountain scores big
Mastodon – Blood Mountain When Mastodon’s Leviathan kicked me right in the nuts two years ago, I couldn’t have asked for a better album. Every song kicked ass in its own way, and although most of the songs felt different, the album as a whole blen... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Leonard takes Cosby to an all new L-E-V-E-L
Leonard Part 6 (1987) It’s the beginning of a New Year. Here are a few dates that you will want to mark down: - Sunday, April 8th is Easter - Saturday, May 5th is the birthday of the Cinema Connoisseur (I’m registered at the Dollarama) - Monday... Read more

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DVD Review: Classic Simpsons moments in Season 9
The Simpsons Season 9 I love December because not only is it my birthday month (send all late cards to my hotmail address, please), but because during the last three years Fox has put out a new Simpsons set for the holidays. We were blessed this t... Read more

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Fashion Fashionista: Ring in the New Year with strength, style
After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the New Year brings time to gather yourself and start off the 2007 calendar on the right foot. The exhaustion from spreading all that holiday cheer, daring to shop at the last minute, and partying un... Read more

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Book deserves to be banished
“Them” - by William Johnstone There exists a certain type of book that can have such a massive and altering affect on a person’s psyche. In Latin, the term is “Magnum Opus,” meaning “great work.” Such a “great work” can change the reader; the c... Read more

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New line-up adds to Ashes
Bands come and bands go, it's a simple fact. Things were looking to go this way for Into The Ashes in August of last year, when the drummer, bass player and guitarist all left the band. However, the break was only a bump in the road.

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Ask the Sex Doc: Going all the way with anal
Dear Sex Doc; My partner and I are thinking of having anal sex. What are some tips to make this more enjoyable for us? Anal Envy @ UNBSJ Dear Anal Envy @ UNBSJ; I’m not sure if you are male or female or of your sexual orientation so I’ll answer th... Read more

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Peter's Web Links: Links to online gaming
I’m sure that many of you spent quite a bit of time on the Internet during the holidays and this is where I need your help. It’s quite time consuming to surf every week to find new and exciting things, so your New Year Resolution should be to start s... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) When you’ve tried everything else, silence may be the best response. Help someone else accomplish what won’t happen for you. Practice now makes perfect later. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) The world beckons with an irres... Read more

Sports

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Sports in Seconds: Former teammate kicks for keeps in NFL
Suisham has finally secured a spot on a NFL roster. Last year I wrote an article on my former high school football teammate and Wallaceburg native, Shaun Suisham, who was at the time filling in for the injured kicker of the National Football League’... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: A SMART way to tackle resolutions
It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached 2007. It feels as if it were only yesterday when everyone was tripping out about the 2k Bug. Well, the lights never went out and here we are yet again starting of a fresh new year. With every New Year comes ... Read more

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Around the Ring: Wrestling resolutions for the New Year
Happy New Year to all and I hope you had a great one! I am glad that holidays are over (in a way) because we can get back into the regular routine of wrestling being back on TV instead of “best of” shows or the horrible (in booking) “Tribute to the T... Read more

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Athletes of the week
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Motoring: Redesigned Aveo easy on the eye and pocket
In this world of cars, you have the good, the bad and the ugly. So what category will the Aveo fit among that broad spectrum. Well I lived with one for a week to find out just that. The Chevrolet Aveo sedan is somewhat new for 2007. I say somewhat ... Read more

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Bush visit solves World problems
Last weekend, U.S. President George W. Bush visited London’s Fanshawe College to attend its first annual ‘Canadian Cannabis Conference’. George was here on a mission to determine if/how cannabis use could be used to decrease the aggressiveness of Ame... Read more

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Family seeks damages after baboon incident
The Smith Family of Grand River Ontario is pressing charges against Canada’s African Lion Safari after their weekend getaway turned into a nightmare, when their hotel room was attacked by a gang of baboons. The family will be pressing charges citing... Read more

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Clowning around in America
With New Year’s celebrations reaching a zenith and the United States raising the terror alert to a beaming orange, security was at a high. In an unusual circumstance, the U.S. Border Patrol helicopter monitoring the U.S./Mexico boundary near El Paso... Read more

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