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20 Questions: He’s got all the info
Fanshawe resident know-it-all Patrick “Radical” Rundle can be found working at Fanshawe’s Welcome Kiosk. 1. What is something about you that most people don’t know? Nationally ranked fifth in Canada as a hurdler 2. If you were on a deserted isla... Read more

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News

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Next year’s council decided
And the winner is… Travis Mazereeuw. Mazereeuw defeated his competing FSU presidential candidate J.P. Renzella with a total of 690 votes to 587. Mazereeuw will now be the president of the FSU for the 2007/2008 academic year. Mazereeuw was elated to... Read more

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Technical production program closing
The curtain is closing on the theatre program at the Fanshawe College St. Thomas campus. Due to a continuous decline in applications over the past few years and the lack of applicants for the upcoming 2007/2008 academic year, college administration ... Read more

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Budget a first step to good university funding: critics
OTTAWA (CUP) -- Liberal Leader Stéphane Dion says there is nothing in the federal budget for students, but some groups are hopeful increases to provincial transfers will mean money for universities. “The dedicated transfer is kind of a macro issue, ... Read more

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The FSU has a new member in the SAC
Introducing your newest SAC representative! Allison Parkerye was officially voted in as the new SAC Representative for the Human Services division during the SAC meeting number 10, held on Monday, March 19. After presenting a short speech to the FSU ... Read more

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Fasting for a cause
Sometimes in life things just really fall into place. After a year of planning various large events for Fanshawe students I’ve gotten to know pretty quickly what it takes to make an event sink or swim. This time the event fell in my lap and within a ... Read more

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Around the world briefs
World - A new, and perhaps the deadliest, confrontation between the war allies United States, Britain and the world has emerged recently with the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court stating that the war leaders, Bush and Blair, could... Read more

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Job search evolution leads students online
There can be no argument that the Internet has revolutionized our everyday lives. It has changed the way we buy a car, book a vacation or even look for employment. No doubt your parents have many suggestions as to how you should go about looking for ... Read more

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Law Talk: Rating your credit
A bad credit rating is a Catch 22. The person is ineligible for credit, which gives them no opportunity to build a positive credit rating. For people in this situation, the promises of loan brokers are intriguing. Often, loan brokers advertise that ... Read more

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Exec Corner: Saying good-bye is always hard to do
This article is not a goodbye, instead I am going to dedicate this as a thank you to all the people that have somehow helped me out, made me laugh, and taught me life lessons on a daily basis. So here I go. First and foremost I would like to take th... Read more

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President's Perspective: Plan-a-holics Anonymous
As I mentioned in an article a while back, I am a self-proclaimed poor listener. I think my skills have improved since then and I continue to try to better myself. But I have been reflecting on something else lately, and that is that I am also in fac... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Graduating soon? Here’s how to order tickets for your guests. Did you complete a program at the end of December, or will you be finished by the end of April? If you did, the Graduation Coordinator has sent you an email, to tell you about our J... Read more

Opinion

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Open letter to Fanshawe College staff and students
Dear Fanshawe Administration, Staff, and Students. Established in 1967, the Canadian Arab Federation (CAF) is a national, non-partisan, non profit and membership-based organization which represents Canadian Arabs on issues relating to public policy.... Read more

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Taking my face off Facebook
Spread the news everyone, I have just committed the eighth deadly sin - I have deactivated my online Facebook account. I first got introduced to Facebook, by my friend from the University of Western Ontario a couple of months ago and was told at the... Read more

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Letter to the editor.......
Fellow Fanshawe Students. Do you have Facebook? Do you think you're Facebook pages are actually private? I am writing this little blurb to warn all Fanshawe Students that Facebook isn't as private as you think it is. Fanshawe Faculty, yes your teach... Read more

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Celebrating social change
Although my articles usually serve to inform about problems in the world and what needs to change, I felt that this week’s article needed a change in focus. It is not enough to simply point out the problems that exist in our world. It is not enough t... Read more

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What, Me Worry?: Breaking down the budget
So the Federal Budget was announced last week, as doe-eyed politicians stand with dirty faces, with bowl in hand to ask, “please, Sir, I want some more…” What does it mean for us desperate youth? Well, not a whole lot really, but what did you expect?... Read more

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But I don’t wanna go home
Okay, how many of us want to get a job after college? Thought so, and how many of us would like to one day retire? Again, figured as much. How many of us would like to eventually get thrown out of our jobs regardless of our circumstances because w... Read more

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Speaking up against sexual abuse towards women
One half of Canadian women experience some form of sexual assault/violence in their lives, and as I’ve noticed, this trend not only is present in our school, but it is accepted. There are some people in this school who experience sexual abuse almost... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Travelling throughout religions
Pilgrimages to holy sites are common. I’m not thinking of the regular morning vigil to the Tim Horton’s line up, or even a trip to Starbucks. I’m not even thinking of the pilgrimages that many make to Graceland, Disneyland or some other icon “Made in... Read more

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Reduce, reuse, recycle to save the planet
What do a broom handle, a stray mitten, a broken beer bottle and a baby stroller have in common? They are among the mysterious objects littering my downtown neighbourhood. Now that the weather is warming, I am shocked and disgusted at how much has be... Read more

Lifestyles

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You do the math
Paul Meany in 2001 started a long-distance project with drummer Darren King of Springfield, Missouri. The two would write songs or record tracks and send them to the other party to add their contribution. Eventually the two had enough songs and Meany... Read more

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From Butt Monkeys to Finger Eleven
Hailing from Burlington, Finger Eleven have gone from underground obscurity to achieve international success, while simultaneously helping the Canadian music scene be competitive in the global market and cracking the lucrative American music industry... Read more

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So you wanna be in a rock band?: Making Merchandise
Have you ever noticed that it’s the 14-year-old high school bands who are totting around the best gear at shows and are stocked up with a full selection of merchandise? Perhaps these purchases were graciously donated through the generosity of their p... Read more

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Machete Avenue defying expectations
Have you ever made an assumption about something or someone and then later felt like an asshole about it? That’s how I felt when I interviewed Chad Michael Stuart, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Machete Avenue. I have seen Machete Avenue play a... Read more

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Sounds like Canada
What does Canada sound like? It is incredible that no matter how hard Canadians try to bust into the American music scene, by recording in America with American musicians, they still sound Canadian. And when it comes to a true Canadian singer/songwri... Read more

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Charity that hits you in the gut
OSAP money, Mommy and Daddy’s money or hard earned money, either way you got money. So now let me tell you how to spend it wisely and for a good cause. Crohn’s and Colitis are two painful and unpredictable inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) that affe... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Mike Myers makes a fine feline
Cat in the Hat (2003) You can find just about anything on the World Wide Web. Need to find out how to submit a letter to the Editor of this publication? Then just head over to www.fsu.on.c... Read more

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Win with 106.9 The X
Listening to the X this week is NOT an option! We have oodles of fun coming up, and tons of great contests and games with fabulous prizes to be won! Our major prize right now is “Flip your Crib” where you could be eligible for an apartment makeover v... Read more

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Fashion Fashionista: Fashionista puts on her party dress
With the harsh, brutal cold weather almost behind us, it’s time once again to strut our stuff in the streets draped with the season’s finest party wear. From fluttery dresses to saucy skirts and all the plunging necklines in between, it’s finally app... Read more

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Wit and charm win over readers
This terms final presentation of the Letters and Arts Society took place on Thursday, March 15 and featured a reading followed by a question period with Canadian postmodern novelist, Ray Smith, and boy howdy, was it ever a good time. Preceded by hi... Read more

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Theatre Review: “Noises Off” goes out with a bang
Fanshawe’s St.Thomas/Elgin Campus’ Theatre Arts - Technical Production Program’s farewell performance is the meta-theatrical farcical comedy, “Noises Off.” Written in 1982 by British playwright, Michael Frayn, the play is about a ragtag theatre comp... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Look beneath the mask. The stories that others have been telling themselves no longer add up. You’re reminded that in the end, you can only rely on your own skills. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Ceremony amuses those who... Read more

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Say goodbye to CDs
WINNIPEG (CUP) -- Record labels, especially indie record labels, are going digital, producing digital albums that would not be available in CD format in an attempt to avoid the high costs of manufacturing. It’s a positive step for struggling indie b... Read more

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Nirvana back on DVD
Hurray! Someone finally emailed me and asked an “American Idol” question. Jennifer emailed and asked if I thought that the guys had any chance against the women in this year’s competition. I have very serious doubts that any of the male singers can h... Read more

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Words to make you think
The Winds Circling Our Energy by Mathieu St. Jean Interrobang Face forming formulas lacing tarantula follow through Glue stuck favors during falling razors Muck around and duck down while silver bullets graze by leads heads Dividing factory fill... Read more

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Ask the Sex Doc: Lick-liping tips for lack luster libido
Dear Sex Doc; My husband and I have been married for three years and a year ago had the cutest little boy. Since then I’ve had many things happen in my life and to make a long story short, I have zero libido! Help! Please help! Mentally I’m there an... Read more

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Bits and Bytes: Old school games make for new batch of fun
Let’s start off with a quickie: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Arcade Game is now on Xbox live. For five bucks, you’re an idiot if you don’t purchase this one even though you can play through it within an hour. This game is a classic early 90s/... Read more

Sports

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Around the Ring: Wrestlemania 23 preview
I know Wrestlemania 23 will be in a week, so I thought I’d jump the gun and comment on the matches that are currently announced and make some predictions. While this year’s card for me isn’t as robust and exciting as past “Manias, I’m sure a good tim... Read more

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Sports in Seconds: Intramural sports a great alternative
One way for former athletes to get the competitive juices flowing again is to participate in intramural sports. By former athlete, I mean someone who came to college and previously competed in varsity sports all throughout high school, and have subs... Read more

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Motoring: 2007 Nissan Quest improves upon past models
In the world of the minivan, the Nissan Quest has had made very little impact. The first generation was a bit too small, and when the new version came out a few years ago, some were turned off by its unusual styling. What turned me off about the Que... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Spring season provides more fitness options
Just last week I was walking outside after work to my car and nearly got drilled with a football and road hockey ball. Random guys were frantically playing sports in the parking lots, birds were singing, and girls were already dressing in skimpy atti... Read more

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Loader bucks cause stir on campus
As the Fanshawe Student Union Election heated up so did the collars of a number of self important people around the campus. While the ire of Big Brother was raised over the “Vote or Die” campaign of Darius Mirshahi seeking office as FSU VP Entertain... Read more

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Squawking good time for Freddy and Prest
It was nothing but mayhem at the recent St. Paddy’s Day pub at Fanshawe College. Green beer was flowing, the music was pumping, and a drunken Fanshawe student (Breckon Prest) was seen hitting on a 6’6 bird. It all started when Prest was given beads b... Read more

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Seniors get early bird sex discount
Canadian senior’s interested in cheap European sex should make note of a Dutch brothel’s early-bird special. The Dirty Bird in Amsterdam, Holland, is offering a 50 per cent discount on sex services between noon and 5 p.m. every day for clients who ar... Read more

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College approves military manoeuvres for campus
Yes Fanshawe students, those are tanks rumbling about on campus this week. In an effort to improve relations with the Canadian military due to an unfortunate incident a month ago when protesters descended upon a Canadian military recruiting booth at... Read more

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