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StatsCan: One in 10 female postsecondary students experience unwanted sexual behaviour at school
New statistics from Stats Canada show that 11 per cent of students identifying as women and 4 per cent of students identifying as men were sexually assaulted in a postsecondary setting in 2019.  Read more

The Social Dilemma: What is the truth?
After 16 years of a world ran by Facebook, many of us are beginning to break out of the spell and return to reality. Read more

New transit service launches in surrounding London areas
A new transit service starting Sept. 21 will help connect those who live outside of London to the city. Read more

Student in residence among 28 and counting to test positive at Western University
A student living in Western University's residence has tested positive for COVID-19, along with 27 other students. Read more

Fanshawe defers fall convocation due to public health restrictions
Fanshawe College has announced its decision to defer all fall convocation ceremonies. The decision was made based on current public health restrictions on large indoor gatherings. Read more

Hundreds attend London's Defund Police rally
Hundreds of Londoners gathered in Victoria Park on Aug. 29 as part of a nationwide rally to defund Canada's police services. Read more

Interrobang places second in province for general excellence
Interrobang – the official newspaper of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) – has placed second in general excellence (college/university paper) for the 2019 Better Newspapers Competition of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA). Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Vanessa Patterson, Western University alumna
When Western University alumna Vanessa Patterson saw an Instagram account call out racism in Harvard Law, and then another one doing the same for Queen's University Business School, she realized the issue of racism on campus applied to her own alma mater. Read more

Fanshawe reopening a soft launch for September
Fanshawe's partial reopening last week will help the College shape its safety measures for the fall, when approximately 8,200 students will study in a hybrid format.  Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism students
In this episode of the Interrobang podcast, editor Angela McInnes catches up with Skylar McCarthy and Hannah Theodore, who before the time of COVID wrote for the paper while studying broadcast journalism at Fanshawe. Read more

Masks and face coverings now mandatory in London's enclosed public spaces
City Council has passed a temporary by-law requiring London residents to wear a face covering or mask in all enclosed publicly-accessibly spaces, effective immediately. Read more

The Out Back Shack opens for summer
The Out Back Shack (OBS) has officially re-opened its patio for the remainder of the summer, and is waiting on Fanshawe's approval to open its indoor dining room. Read more

Fanshawe Pride festivities enter new, virtual direction
As with all things in 2020, Fanshawe's Pride Week is taking a new direction. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Sierra Jamieson, second year Fanshawe Police Foundations student
Sierra Jamieson is an optimistic young Indigenous woman about to enter her second year of police foundations at Fanshawe. Interrobang editor Angela McInnes spoke to Jamieson about her career ambition, and why she wants to overcome the obstacles surrounding it. Read more

Fanshawe prepares for summer return of winter students
Better late than never. Around 1,200 students will return to campus next week to complete unfinished work from their winter term courses.  Read more

Fanshawe Athletics on the lookout for Esports players
Attention gamers: now is your chance to show your true mettle. Fanshawe Athletics has put out the call for videogame enthusiasts to try out for the first ever Fanshawe Esports team. Read more

Interrobang podcast: Nikki Ross
How can we safely enjoy ourselves in the Summer of Covid-19? This week's podcast episode features an interview with Nikki Ross, Fanshawe's Acting Manager of Personal Counselling, to find out how. Read more

‘No matter what, life goes on’: Checking up with FSU president Katyayini Thakur
Katyayini Thakur, who also goes by Katy, knew her year as Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president would be a challenge. But leading Fanshawe's body of 43,000 students through the fallout of a global pandemic wasn't exactly what she had in mind.  Read more

Interrobang podcast: Joel Abram
In Canada, a spotlight has been shone on racism against Indigenous First Nations people from the country's own police force. Grand Chief Joel Abram spoke with Interrobang about why now is the time for Canadians to acknowledge their country's own history of racism. Read more

‘Do you believe us now?’: How thousands of Londoners united to say Black Lives Matter
On June 6, close to 10,000 Londoners gathered in Victoria Park to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Read more

OCAA suspends 2020 fall season
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) is officially suspending varsity sports and recreation activities across the province for the fall semester. Read more

Fanshawe researching potential COVID-19 treatment
A treatment for COVID-19 could come from Fanshawe's main campus in London Ont. Read more

Balancing home life with virtual placements proving difficult
Students in the School of Community Studies are finding it difficult to complete their field placements virtually. Read more

Fanshawe releases plans for summer and fall
Fanshawe College will not reopen until later in the summer, and only in a limited capacity. The College announced its plans for the summer and fall terms today. Read more

First Take Film Festival streams tonight
Fanshawe's advanced filmmaking program has come up with a way to celebrate it students' work from the safety of home. Read more

In times of crisis, choose who you follow with care
Sometimes, it can take a life or death situation for us to discover our boundaries. And in the past eight weeks, I for one have learned to draw the line at misinformation, the rampant spread of which mirrors the veracity of the coronavirus itself. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Darlene O'Neil
In the latest Interrobang Podcast episode, Darlene O'Neill, Director Of Employment and Student Entreprenurial Services at Fanshawe College discusses services available to Fanshawe students and graduates, whether they are interested in finding a job or starting their own business. Read more

Trudeau announces $9B in aid for students ineligible for CERB
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced $9 billion in financial aid for Canada's post-secondary students amid criticism saying that students have been forgotten by the federal government.  Read more

International students seek work amid COVID-19 crisis
It's hard to follow self-isolation orders when you need to pay the bills. That's the reality that many international students are facing in Canada as they fail to meet the eligibility requirements for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Tom Davis
In the latest Interrobang Podcast episode, Tom Davis, professor at the Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology at Fanshawe College discusses the environmental impacts of COVID-19. Read more

Junko Daydream forges ahead with EP release
when post-hardcore band Junko Daydream were forced to cancel their upcoming tour due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to still move forward with promoting their sophomore EP entitled We Make an Idol of our FearsRead more

High traffic crashes Fanshawe emergency fund site within minutes
The online application for Fanshawe's student emergency fund was flooded with applications when it opened this morning at 10 a.m., causing the website to crash. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Mary Pierce
Mary Pierce, the Dean of Business, Information Technology and Part-time Studies at Fanshawe College discusses the transition to online learning for faculty and students and how Fanshawe is leading the way in that tech and helping out other institutions. Read more

Fanshawe creates relief fund as students wait out COVID-19
Fanshawe College has created a $1.5 million student emergency fund for students facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis Read more

COVID-19 field hospital to be finished by Friday
A temporary field hospital for recovering London and area COVID-19 patients is expected to be completed by Friday. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Jordan Macdonald
Our latest podcast episode features Jordan Macdonald, a Fanshawe College alumnus and member of the band Texas King. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Keren Nanneti
FSU President Keren Nanneti discusses some of the initiatives that the Fanshawe Student Union are running during the campus closures as a result of COVID-19 and also what her daily life as a student is like during this time. Read more

Emergency Order narrows list of essential businesses in Ontario
The Province narrowed its list of businesses classified as essential in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All businesses not covered by the updated Emergency Order must close as of April 4, at 11:59 p.m. Read more

Fanshawe student confirmed positive for COVID-19
A Fanshawe student is confirmed as presumptive positive for COVID-19, Interrobang has learned. Read more

Breaking: Fanshawe student confirmed positive for COVID-19
A Fanshawe student is confirmed as presumptive positive for COVID-19, Interrobang has learned. Read more

Falcons' curling reflects on Nationals while other sport leagues shut down globally
As the NBA, NHL, MLB, and other sport leagues around the world suspended their games because of 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National Curling Championships was one of the few tournaments that finished on schedule with extra health and safety precautions. Read more

Chuot Angou first Falcon to receive CCAA women's basketball player of the year honour
Chuot Angou received the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) women's basketball player of the year honour, a first for Fanshawe's women's basketball. She also earned a CCAA All-Canadian title. Read more

Journalism-broadcast students providing COVID-19 coverage online
The journalism-broadcast students making up the XFM News Team are ensuring their audience stays up-to-date with online COVID-19 coverage. Read more

London VTF delivers groceries for those unable to leave home due to COVID-19
A group of volunteers, including Western University students, are dropping off groceries at the doorsteps of Londoners unable to leave home because of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Read more

Fanshawe supplies PPE, ventilators to regional health care providers
Fanshawe College has sent personal protective equipment (PPE) and ventilators to health care providers in the London-Middlesex region to help frontline workers tackle 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

With many classes moving online, how are Fanshawe students feeling?
Following a week of cancelled classes, Fanshawe College will move as much online learning as possible starting March 23. Read more

City of London declares state of emergency due to COVID-19
London's acting mayor Jesse Helmer and London Mayor Ed Holder have declared a state of emergency for the City of London due to growing 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. Read more

Fanshawe students share thoughts on COVID-19's impact on classes
With classes cancelled up until March 20, Fanshawe College will be closing its doors to the public on March 18 due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more

Fanshawe College takes more measures amid COVID-19
Michele Beaudoin, the vice-president of student services, announced on March 16 on the College's website that student support services will be moved to online and phone delivery only as of March 18. Read more

Local Health Unit: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day cautiously as COVID-19 rapidly develops
With a growing number of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases globally, the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) is reminding people to stay at home if they appear to have respiratory illness symptoms. Read more

Fanshawe cancels classes for one week, online learning to follow
Fanshawe College is cancelling classes for the week of March 16 to 20 due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, Interrobang has learned. Read more

Fanshawe postpones Spring Open House amid COVID-19
Fanshawe College announced they will be postponing their March 14 Spring Open House at all campuses due to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Oasis now serving Starbucks products
You can now visit Grinders at Oasis for your Starbucks fix. Grinders began serving Starbucks products on March 10.  Read more

Canada Life Youth United accepting grant applications
Canada Life Youth United, part of United Way Elgin Middlesex, is encouraging youth to make a difference in their community. Read more

Badminton duo heads to Nationals
Two Fanshawe Falcons badminton stars are heading to the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Badminton National Championships. Read more

Interrobang Podcast Season 1 Episode 2: Introducing Katyayini Thakur
In this episode, Interrobang sits down with Katyayini Thakur to hear why she is running to be the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Read more

Bif Naked celebrates reign as a <em>Champion</em>
When speaking to Canadian rock icon Bif Naked, it's not asking what she's up to lately. Rather, it’s like what isn't she up to? Read more

SAC candidates enthusiastic to support student
Students listened to the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) 2020 Election Director Speeches at Forwell Hall on Feb. 26. Nine candidates for the Student Administrative Council (SAC) Board of Directors delivered their speeches. Read more

FSU 2020 Election candidates
Meet the candidates running in the 2020 FSU Election. Voting takes place Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. through Wednesday, March 4 at 2 p.m. on FOL. Read more

Review: <em>Sonic the Hedgehog</em>
The Sonic the Hedgehog movie hit theatres on Valentine's Day - and not many people were expecting it to be as good as it was. Read more

No vacation this reading week? No problem!
While I won't deny that a vacation would do me pretty good right now, the truth is that staying around campus over reading week is actually kind of magical. Read more

London Police help protect students during reading week
On Feb. 5, Cst. Catherine Fountain visited Fanshawe College, along with auxiliary officer Barbara Jovanovic, to teach students about campus security. Read more

Charity concert for Australian bushfires draws local talent
A charity concert is hoping to contribute to Australia's recovery after more than three months of continuous out-of-control wildfires. Read more

Interrobang Podcast Season 1 Episode 1: Welcome to Blue Monday
For our first podcast episode, Interrobang interviewed Suzanne Book, director of Fanshawe's Counselling and Accessibility Services, to discuss what students can do to cope with mental health issues at this time of year. Read more

Fanshawe part of federal pre-budget consultations
Stakeholders from across London met at Fanshawe College with members of the federal government to discuss Budget 2020. Read more

Men's basketball climbs into CCAA rankings
In the first rankings for the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) national teams of 2020, the Fanshawe Falcons men's basketball team has reached the top 15. Read more

2020: The Year of the Nurse
In addition to stepping into a new year with new beginnings, 2020 has been deemed by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Read more

Western remembers victims of flight PS752
A memorial service was held in Alumni Hall last night to honour the four Western University students who lost their lives in the downing of flight PS752. Read more

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