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Melissa Novacaska | Interrobang | Opinion | September 11th, 2017



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Welcome back Fanshawe staff, faculty, students and community, to another issue of the Interrobang. With school and work back in session and everyone is steadily getting back into a routine, it’s nice to not only catch up with friends, work and anything else that may have been put to the side while summer was in full swing, but also finding out what’s new and exciting happening in and around the Fanshawe community is something to look into. This is exactly what the Interrobang aims to do for its readers, to provide the latest and greatest news and this issue is no exception.

With a new school year in session, it is important to highlight some information of Fanshawe’s sexual awareness fair and anything that may pertain to the subject. This issue includes some sexual awareness features including the history of sex toys, sexual health and wellness information, as well as the concepts of both consent and abstinence. This issue also takes a look at a healing group for survivors and those affected by sexual violence and the College’s and Fanshawe Student Union’s (FSU) collaborative REDBED Talks project.

We cover some basic and up to date material on a possible province wide strike between colleges and Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and will keep everyone informed with the most up to date material as soon as possible.

Also new this year are the large murals of different places around the world climbing the walls across campus. This issue covers the reasoning behind these neat designs, along with other exciting new beginnings.

In terms of accomplishments, Fanshawe welcomes the talented and highly qualified Allison Stephens, to the School of Public Safety as the co-ordinator of the advanced ergonomic studies programs and take a look at an accomplished group of Fanshawe professors, alumni and members, who’s film was selected to be shown at this year’s Toronto Independent Film Festival (TIFF).

Add some music and film reviews, a one-on-one interview with Canadian country superstar and successful Madeline Merlo, a look at some historical but quirky facts about the city of London and a Fanshawe/Western student running for a cause, this issue is filled with a variety of interesting and neat stories to read through.

With some highlight of this year’s Orientation and Fanshawe president, Peter Devlin’s president’s breakfast, this issue if sure to keep you reading in between classes and work, and up until the next issue is out on newstands Sept.18.

Happy reading, Melissa Novacaska
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