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Interrobang issue for Monday, September 24th, 2007

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Art or arrest-worthy: Graffiti is making it's mark in London
The lines have been drawn, quite literally in fact. Over the past weekend a group of volunteers hit the streets in London as part of the second annual Go-Graffiti-Go day in the hopes of wiping some of the more unsightly tags from walls and fences ac... Read more

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London-Fanshawe candidates square off in Forwell
With only a few short weeks before the election, Fanshawe College hosted an all-candidates forum for the London-Fanshawe riding. Members from all four parties were on hand and included Progressive Conservative representative Jim Chapman, the New Dem... Read more

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Students speak out on campus parking fines
Littering a roadway, parking in a reserved space, disobey an official sign, failure to yield to pedestrian and an improper right turn. On paper none of those infractions look all that bad, but in practice campus security can charge you a grand total ... Read more

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Top mentoring myths revealed
In a recently released book called “Made in Canada Leadership: Wisdom from the Nation's Best and Brightest on the Art and Practice of Leadership”, authors Henein and Morissette surveyed 295 exceptional leaders in a variety of industr... Read more

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New club makes big start at Fanshawe
Joining the ranks of Fanshawe clubs this year is one that is based on helping others and networking, as the college gets a Rotaract Club on campus. As an arm of Rotary International that is found predominantly on university and college campuses worl... Read more

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Career Corner: Harnessing your mad career 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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Remember the rules of being a good neighbour
By now, most students will probably have heard about the events of Saturday, September 8 that occurred on Fleming Drive. While some might debate the sequence of events or the seriousness of what happened, my concern is for the welfare of everyone in ... Read more

Opinion

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Big Brother is watching
You are under surveillance. Whoever you are, whatever you do, wherever you go, the police state watches. There are cameras not only in banks, but also in every store, every building, in elevators, in hallways, in public parks and on street corners. D... Read more

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Hidden dangers of the Facebook stalker
If you find yourself asking what Facebook is when you read this article, my question to you is, “Where the hell have you been for the last year?” Unless you were living in a cave recently, you should not only know what Facebook is, but y... Read more

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Volunteering: Not just for geeks and ex-convicts
Have you ever been sitting at home alone on a Friday night in your dorm, thinking about how you can get more involved with the school, meet new people and make a difference? Yeah, well me neither. Instead, I was at one of our many pubs raising money... Read more

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Federal by-election proves Liberal Party division
There's trouble brewing inside Canada's “natural governing party.” Indeed, the split in the federal Liberal Party is becoming as obvious as Pam Anderson's cleavage. Unfortunately for Liberal loyalists there appears to be not... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Apocalypse soon
Friends tell me that their California friends are buying land in Alaska because, well, heck, in a couple of decades California will be too hot. Like them, many of us are finding a way to make peace with global warming, now labelled less alarmingly as... Read more

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Letter to the editor... A Congratulations is in order
I wish to congratulate Fanshawe students for stealing the title of “PARTY SCHOOL” from Western. Western had the reputation for years bit Fanshawe students have usurped the title and can be seen bragging about it regularly on the news. I h... Read more

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Letter to the editor... No rest to this conspiracy
After reading the 9/11 article by Darius Mirshahi and a rebuttal in last weeks interrobang I felt compelled to respond. In reality we are looking at two people, one sitting on the left and one sitting on the right. Neither of them are 100% correct an... Read more

Lifestyles

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Animal rights comic book turned doc stands up for our furry friends
Curt Johnson (June 15, 1968), is an independent documentary maker, writer, producer and music supervisor (see Michael Moore Hates America, 2004). He has been involved with two films that won Academy Awards, one of them being Thoth (74th Academy Award... Read more

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Mr. Woodcock takes corny flicks to new humorous level
Have you ever felt like there was that one teacher who was out to get you? Well for John Farley, it was Mr. Woodcock. When John Farley (Seann William Scott) was growing up, he was over weight and not at all athletic and consequently got picked on by... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Fight flicks feature Stone Cold, foxes
After a one-week absence, the Cinema Connoisseur is back. The authorities seized my typewriter last week, but rest assured, they didn't find any evidence in it to pin the rap on me. So to make up for last week, I will be reviewing two, count &ls... Read more

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Wild West comes alive in 3:10 to Yuma
Forget The Good the Bad and the Ugly, the Wild West has never looked so good on the big screen as it does in 3:10 to Yuma. Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) is a classic ruthless gang leader in the old west, who robs carriages full of money while killing any... Read more

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DVD Review: Hot Fuzz delivers plenty of action and laughs
When I first saw Shaun of the Dead, I thought it was a masterpiece. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg wrote and starred in one of the funniest zombie movies ever. The movie also had its fair share of gore — something I quite enjoy. So when Hot Fuzz w... Read more

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Protest the Hero plays to big crowd and egos
The first time I saw Protest the Hero was a few years back at Heatwave festival in Burlington, Ontario, where they played to a crowd of approximately 50 people gathered around the stage. I say this not to sound like one of those music journalists who... Read more

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Moss goes from runway to the rack
When writing to you about fashion, I have to let everyone know about my one-out-of two favourite people in the world, both of who coincidently are on the top of the fashion industry. Kate Moss is one of those two people. Although she started modeli... Read more

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Fashion Fashionista: Summer sandals get the boot
One of the greatest things about autumn is the endless choices in footwear. However fall footwear can be a tricky thing, as it's hard to dress appropriately for unpredictable fall weather. Nonetheless, it's time to toss the flops aside and m... Read more

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So you want to be in a rock band?: Stealing solutions
A possible solution to digital thievery? Well, not quite. Continuing on with last week's assessment of our music market and digital piracy concerns, it's important to note, that although still rudimentary and somewhat flawed, new technol... Read more

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Pete's Links: Surfing these sites time well wasted
Every year I do this column there comes a time where, once school settles in, I always revisit some of the top sites that I go to. I do this because not only are these sites always full of information (or awesome entertainment), but I also want them ... Read more

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Fanshawe students bring hip-hop to New Music Night
OkayCity will be hitting the stage during New Music Night at The Out Back Shack on Friday, September 28. Once again, the collaborative artists who make up OkayCity will be bringing your favourites from their solo discs, as well as brand new material... Read more

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LOLA Fest offers unique culture and music to the city
While London hasn't always had the deepest roots in the Southern Ontario independent music scene, the London Ontario Live Arts Festival (LOLA) is certainly making an effort to change this with what is perhaps the most interesting arts festival to... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're entitled to any good opportunity. It's obvious to all that Aries is the most likely candidate for high adventure. With so much positive cosmic energy focused on you, sadness can't exist. Taurus (Apri... Read more

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Musical Ramblings: Silverschair's reinvented sound
Silverchair Young Modern I loved Siliverchair growing up. Frogstomp and Freakshow were great discs. They were simple, but they rocked and that's what counted. When Neon Ballroom arrived, the album didn't please me and I thought the band wa... Read more

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Classic Albums: Nevermind a classic for a generation
I know I did my first classic album on the Foo Fighter's Colour and the Shape and never mentioned Nirvana in the article. I usually do that when I talk about the Foo Fighters because the two bands are different and I want people to see that Dave ... Read more

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Sports

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Rebuilt men's basketball team aiming to repeat success
Every athlete who has won back to back championships, admits the second title is harder than the first one. These athletes say it's because everyone is gunning for them. Well imagine how hard it will be, if you haven't lost a league game in o... Read more

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New faces behind the bench
The men's volleyball team saw the introduction of a new coach earlier this month in the form of former Falcon's captain and MVP Josh Westgate. The team is hoping that the former player will help lead the team to a title on home court this com... Read more

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The next Gretzky, again
When I was 15-years old I was attending high school at home in Toronto between hanging out at the mall, spending my weekends learning to drink with friends, and periodically doing homework. John Tavares is 15-years-old and he's already had an &l... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Battling the freshman bulge
Seeing all you students with your keen faces these last few days makes me remember a few years back when I was enrolled in college. Walking through the hallways, completely lost, checking out the scenery, finding new activities of interest and realiz... Read more

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Around the Ring: TNA storylines bettering WWE's recent pap
You know, I really mean to sound negative in this column. I REALLY want good stuff to come out of WWE and TNA. I want great programming! I know that everything each company does will not please everyone, including me. I love praising when praising is... Read more

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Motoring: Volvo S80 a lot of luxury for great price tag
If you are fortunate enough to be in the market to buy a $70,000 luxury car, your choices are endless. BMW will sell you a 535i, while Mercedes-Benz will try to allure you with the E350. Audi on the other hand has the brilliant A6 3.2 and Lexus has ... Read more

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Campus food fight gets creative
The addition of a new cafeteria in B-building has created a feud in the food services sector at FUNshawe that threatens to remove every last dollar from the bank accounts of students. “It's totally awesome,” declared first year stude... Read more

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O.J. busted trying to reclaim memorabilia
What happens in Vegas usually stays in Vegas, unfortunately for O.J. Simpson the old adage just doesn't ring true after he was busted. Simpson, arrested last week faces multiple felony charges in an alleged armed robbery of collectors involving... Read more

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Local debate draws throngs of students
About 15 students jammed into Forwell Hall to hear local politicians blather on about what they will do for you if elected in the quickly approaching Ontario provincial election. Forwell Hall, a 400 seat multi- purpose facility was the site of the l... Read more

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