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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

The DOs and DO NOTs of our new reality
Just when you think you've adjusted to the new reality of a global pandemic, you have to adjust all over again to going to college. It's challenging to create an entirely new set of habits in a short amount of time, and disorienting when you have to worry about school on top of everything else. Read more

Fanshawe Athletics names first esports head coach
Fanshawe Athletics has announced Tyler Hetherington as the College's first esports head coach. Read more


From the Editor
March 11 was the last time I wrote my letter from the editor for Interrobang. I'd been monitoring the news as I chipped away at work, as usual. But that day, the news cycle took an unprecedented turn. 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's world now divided between virtual and in-person reality
The COVID-19 pandemic has split the Fanshawe community between the virtual and real-life world. Read more

Community outbreak declared; nine and counting Western students test positive for Covid-19
As of Sept. 15, nine Western University students have tested positive for COVID-19 after the London Middlesex Health Unit (MLHU) declared a community outbreak on Sept. 13. 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

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

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

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

‘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

‘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

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

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

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

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


From the Editor
Hello, Fanshawe students, staff and friends. Welcome to another issue of Interrobang. Today's (March 11) news cycle has been a wild ride. Read more

Women's basketball advances to Nationals
The Falcons' women's basketball team have once again earned their place as reigning provincial champions. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings and salutations, Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to another action-packed issue of Interrobang. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings and salutations fair readers of the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to another issue of Interrobang, Fanshawe's official campus newspaper. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome back from reading week and to another edition of Interrobang. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Thank you for reading this year's edition of the Valentine's Day issue. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to the Diversity issue. Read more

Falcons' volleyball teams meet victory, defeat as season heats up
The Falcons' women's volleyball team maintained their provincial winning streak by defeating Conestoga on Jan. 16. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to Interrobang's annual Job Hunt issue. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to another issue of Interrobang. Read more

Ontario government to appeal divisional court ruling
On Dec. 9, the Ford government filed an appeal to restore the Student Choice Initiative (SCI). Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to our first issue of 2020, a.k.a, the Get Active issue. Read more

Student Choice Initiative deemed unlawful
On Nov. 22, the Ontario Divisional Court unanimously put an end to the Ford government's Student Choice Initiative (SCI). Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to the 2019 Holiday Issue of Interrobang. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to a brand new issue of Interrobang. Read more

London shines light on women's abuse for 10th year
The colour purple represents solidarity with victims of male violence against women, and is worn as part of the London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. Read more


From the Editor
How financially aware are you? Is making fat stacks the main motivator behind your career goals, or are you among those who theorize there could more to life than raking in the dough? Read more

"Dreams come true": Meet FSU president Keren Nanneti
Keren Nanneti is ready to dive in to her new role as the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) 2019/2020 president. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to a brand new issue of Interrobang. Read more


From the Editor
Thanks for checking back in with us after your reading week break. I hope your time away was restful and productive. Read more

Falcons sweep competition at the diamond
The Falcons' men's baseball and women's softball teams respectively knocked it out of the park on the weekend of Sept. 28 and 29. Read more

Take Back the Night protests gender-based violence, racism
On Sept. 26, those opposing violence against women gathered in Victoria Park as part of the annual international Take Back the Night march. Read more

Fanshawe students grapple with sickness
A new school year on campus means learning new things, making new friends, and - for many students - getting sick. Read more


From the Editor
This week's issue presents all the necessary information you need about the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) upcoming by-election. Read more

VR as mental health therapy
Virtual reality (VR) is a unique experience where the player can feel like they are a part of a video game. Read more

Chlamydia in London highest among college-aged
The social side of education is the overpass of higher education that offers the greatest potential for the sharing of unwanted stimulus: sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Read more

Walk commemorates young girl's life, 50 years after death
Fifty years after she was abducted and murdered, a young girl's life continues to be commemorated with the annual Oct. 4 Walk for Jackie English. Read more

City of London provides federal election resources
The City of London is preparing Londoners for the upcoming federal election (Oct. 21) with a suite of online resources. Read more


From the Editor
Greetings, readers from the Fanshawe community and beyond. Welcome to a brand new issue of Interrobang. Read more

Smash Wrestling's Welcome to the Proving Grounds
Come watch raw new wrestling talent prove themselves tonight (Sept. 20) at the Smash Wrestling's Welcome to the Proving Grounds, hosted by the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). Read more

Get ready, get set, elect: The federal election, broken down
The 2019 federal election campaign officially began on Sept. 11, giving candidates just over five weeks to win over Canadians before the Oct. 21 election date. Read more


From the Editor
This issue emphasizes the importance of voting in the upcoming federal election, taking place Oct. 21. Read up on issues you feel are important, and research which party aligns the most with your personal values. Read more


From the Editor
What you hold in your hot mitts today is our annual Sex Issue, which includes features written and designed by our student staff. Read more

FSU ranked first in province for international students
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) has been ranked the number one student union in Ontario by international students. Read more

Fanshawe student raising donations for Bahamas
A Fanshawe student is asking the College community to donate food and clothing for Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian. Read more

Federal government invests $1.5 million to end, prevent gender-based violence on campus
The federal government has announced it will invest $1.5 million towards ending gender-based violence on campus over the next two years. Read more

How the Mighty has risen
Haviah Mighty is triumphantly returning to her old stomping grounds, on her own terms. Read more

Model railroad group open to new members
The London Model Railroad Group (LMRG) has embarked on a new journey. The group recently moved into a new south London location. Read more

President's Breakfast serves dose of reality
On Aug. 28, Fanshawe's fifth edition of the annual President's Breakfast saw hundreds of College faculty, staff and community members come together for coffee, eggs and a look into the future. Read more

Fanshawe alumna enters Cashmere Collection show
A Fanshawe fashion design program grad is showing her softer side to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Read more

City moves forward with transit projects
The federal government has made its largest one-time funding pledge to London by way of $123 million towards transit and transit-supportive projects. Read more

FSU seeks a new kind of leadership
In a historical first, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is without a fullitime president. Read more


From the Editor
In the wake of a first-time ever absence of a full-time president in the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), our cover story asks a necessary question: where are our student leaders? Read more

From India to Fanshawe: an alumnus tells his story
Meet the man Fanshawe's own president refers to as Mr. Fanshawe, Arjun Bhardwaj. Read more

FSU president leaves position
Abdullah Qassab is no longer president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU). FSU finance co-ordinator Julia Brown was appointed interim president by the SAC on July 17, with an announcement of her presidency appearing on the FSU’s Facebook page the next day. Read more

Controversial pro-life film completes one-week run
A controversial anti-abortion film has completed its one-week run in 14 Cineplex theatres across the country, including London's Silvercity location. Read more

More possible victims in human trafficking investigation
London Police believe there may be more victims of an online human trafficking ad targeting students. Read more

London sex workers inspiration for play
A new play at the TAP Centre for Creativity is using the lives of London sex workers as inspiration to demystify stereotypes and humanize those in the industry.  Read more

Fanshawe prepares for another year of Pride London Festival
It may be over a month away, but Fanshawe College is already gearing up to show its support for its LGBT2Q+ community during the annual Pride London Festival, taking place July 18 to 28. Read more


From the Editor
As Interrobang's new editor, allow me to introduce myself as a Fanshawe alumna who is passionate for informative, community-building stories. Read more

Fanshawe men's volleyball coach wins excellence award
Patrick Johnston, head coach of the Fanshawe men's volleyball team, is the first Fanshawe College coach to win the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association's (CCAA) Coaching Excellence Award. Read more

Fanshawe class finds mislabelling, lice in Ontario sushi
A Fanshawe biology professor has received national attention after her class found nauseating results earlier this month from an experiment that tested DNA in southwestern Ontario sushi. Read more

Jade Kovacevic named top Ontario Colleges female athlete
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) announced April 17 that Fanshawe Falcons women's soccer player, Jade Kovacevic, has ben named the 2018 to 2019 Female Athlete of the Year. Read more

Fanshawe Athletics wraps up record-breaking season with Athletics Awards Banquet
Fanshawe Athletics has officially completed its best season yet, setting a record for the most medals won with a combined 28 Provincial and National medals. Read more

Fanshawe photography student takes home national award
Second-year photography student, Casey Wiginton, has completed her school year with a national award in tow. Wiginton was one of five finalists in the photography category for a 2019 Emerge Media Award (EMA). Read more

Fanshawe College expands again
According to an April 10 media release, the College is working to create a new campus at 1060 Wellington Rd. The location is the site of the former Westervelt College building. Read more

FUEL finale shows increasing interest in eSports
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) capped off the year with its second annual finale. Read more

FSU wraps up term with Annual General Meeting
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) held its Annual General Meeting in Alumni Lounge on April 9. Read more

Make the world a cleaner place with Textile Diversion Day
Textile Diversion Day gives students a chance to clean out their closets while helping the environment and the community. Read more

Fashion students upcycle trash into wearable art
Used packaging materials and recycled car parts, donated by Lexus, were the sources of inspiration for fashion designs at Centuries in Motion - A Wearable Art Show. Read more

Interrobang cover embraces summer fun
Fine arts student Dylan Charette had his original work published on the cover for Interrobang's final issue of the year. Read more

UPwithArt event finds a new home
A new partnership between Unity Project and Museum London will help to bridge art with community at this year's ninth annual UPwithArt fundraiser. Read more

Conference allows LGBTQ2S+ students to educate, "reclaim time"
On March 29, faculty, staff and students attended Reclaiming Our Time, a student-led conference to share and discuss obstacles faced by the LGBTQ2S+ community in and around campus. Read more

Fanshawe photography student in the running for national award
A Fanshawe photography student is one of five finalists for a prestigious national award. Read more

Government releases tuition and ancillary fee guidelines
The Ontario government released its official tuition fee framework and ancillary fee guidelines on March 29. Read more

First legal cannabis retailer opens in London
Central Cannabis, London's first legal marijuana retailer, opened its doors to greet a lineup of about 200 eager customers on the morning of April 1. Read more

A $25K grant resets stage for London Girls Rock Camp
Amid the glitz and glamour of Juno week, a group of young girls reminded members of the Canadian music industry that every big star needs to start somewhere. Read more

Fifty-five per cent of surveyed Fanshawe students have been sexually harassed
According to a recently published survey, 55 per cent of 3,192 Fanshawe College respondents have experienced sexual harassment, and 22.8 per cent have had a non-consensual sexual experience. Read more

Falcons set another new record
Fanshawe's varsity teams have officially broken the record for most National medals won in a single season during Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Championships. Read more

Western publishes first queer arts magazine
A new publication at Western University is creating space and connections for London's queer post-secondary community. Read more

Federal minister visits Fanshawe to introduce new training benefit
The Canada Training Benefit will provide up to $250 in credit each year to put toward the cost of training, as well as a Training Support Benefit operated through the Employment Insurance (EI) program. Read more

Fanshawe student walkout a bust
Hundreds of college and university students across Ontario walked out of classes on March 20 to protest the Ford government's changes to post-secondary funding. Read more

Young entrepreneur to launch accessibility app
At 19, Ryan Kelly has created an app that will make the Internet a more accessible place for Ontarians with disabilities. Read more

Fanshawe badminton team takes home National bronze medal
Falcons badminton team members Han Pham and Helen Ngu captured Fanshawe's first women's doubles Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) medal in 14 years. Read more

Women's volleyball team takes bronze and makes history
The Falcons women's volleyball team won their first national medal in College history. Read more

Men's volleyball team takes home first National gold
The Fanshawe men's volleyball team has made College history, completing a perfect 25-0 season and capturing the school's first ever National gold. Read more

London NDP MPPs continue cancelled program honouring female community builders
London's three New Democrat Party (NDP) MPPs are continuing a female-focused award program, despite its cancellation by the Ford government. Read more

"A new kind of leadership": Meet your new FSU president, Abdullah Qassab
Say hello to Abdullah Qassab, Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president-elect for the 2019/2020 term. Read more

Splash'N Boots protest Ontario Autism Program changes
Children's entertainers and 2019 Juno nominees Splash'N Boots have joined in the protest against the recent changes to the Ontario Autism Program. Read more

<em>May the Devil Take You</em>: A tepid love letter to <em>The Evil Dead</em>
Though skilled in the art of gore-tastic filmmaking, Indonesian director Timo Tjahhanto appears to have fallen for this trap with his disappointing follow up, May the Devil Take YouRead more

Funding announcement "disappointing" for Ontario sexual assault centres
The director of a London-based sexual assault centre is saying that the Ford government is not providing enough funding to meet an increasing demand for its services. Read more

Teddy Bear Drive to brighten lives of sick kids
Dealing with a serious illness may be scary for a young child, but having something lovable to squeeze can help make the experience a little bit easier. Read more

Abdullah Qassab elected 2019/2020 FSU president
The votes are in, and the Fanshawe community has spoken: Abdullah Qassab is the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) for the 2019/2020 term. Read more

Fanshawe Falcons set records for medals, championships
The Fanshawe Falcons have set new records for most medals in a season, as well as most Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) championships in a season. Read more

Fanshawe instructor makes new film
Screenwriter, director, novelist and Fanshawe College creative writing instructor, Meg Howald, will soon have a new short film under her belt. Read more

Why students should file a tax return
The deadline for general income tax filing is weeks away, and according a Fanshawe College tax expert, many students aren't as knowledgeable as they should be when it comes to their finances. Read more

Ontario lottery winner to create new pot shopping experience
Buying weed in London may soon be as easy as picking up milk, thanks to a new partnership between the world's largest cannabis company and a major North American convenience store operator. Read more

Student Choice Initiative poses tough questions to FSU presidential candidates
Two days after campaigning officially began, candidates for the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presidential election delivered their speeches to a well-attended Forwell Hall on Feb. 27. Read more

Little free libraries project starts a new chapter in St. Thomas
A new project will see 35 to 40 new little free library boxes installed throughout the City of St. Thomas. Read more

Grand Theatre to show North American stage premiere of <em>Room</em>
A North American stage adaptation of London-based writer Emma Donoghue's bestselling 2010 novel, Room, will premiere at the Grand Theatre in March 2020. Read more

National Aviation Day celebrates past as industry booms
On Feb. 23, Canada honours its aviation history with National Aviation Day. Faculty at the Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology are saying the industry is booming with new career opportunities. Read more

Former MIA student launches to stardom
London-based musician Saveria D'Ippolito is eager to return to the studio after winning the third episode of CTV's second season of The Launch. Read more

Ford government accuses student unions of "Marxism"
Premier Doug Ford accused student unions of Marxism while asking for donations in a fundraising email sent out on Monday. Read more

Ed the (politically incorrect) Sock coming to London
Ed the Sock is coming to Rum Runners on Feb. 16. The venue is the first stop on his War on Stupid Ontario tour. Read more

Tentative deal made for part-time college support staff
The College Employer Council (CEC) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have reached a first-ever tentative deal for part-time support staff employees in Ontario's 24 colleges. Read more

London Police use naloxone almost a hundred times in seven months
The London Police Service (LPS) saved the lives of 57 individuals with naloxone in 2018, according to a recent media release. Read more

Bus passes "essential" under Student Choice Initiative
Public transit passes appear to be safe from the Ontario government's Student Choice Initiative. Read more

Get swabbed, save lives at stem cell drive
Fanshawe's corporate communications and public relations (CCPR) students are asking the College to participate at an upcoming stem cell drive. Read more

Innovation Works offers change of scenery
Innovation Works wants the Fanshawe community to know its doors are open. Read more

Polar Plunge asks students to freeze for the Special Olympics
London Police Service (LPS) is hosting a Polar Plunge fundraising event outside Forwell Hall on Feb. 13. Read more

Albert siblings lead volleyball teams to success
Sibling duo Zach and Janelle Albert grew up playing volleyball. Now, as Fanshawe students, they are lending their experienced talents to their respective teams. Read more

Student Choice Initiative endangers campus media
Ontario students are saying the Ford government's new Student Choice Initiative is placing campus journalism in peril at many colleges and universities. Read more

Fanshawe community protests OSAP changes
Fanshawe students and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) have joined in on the province-wide outcry against recently announced changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Read more

School assignment earns national award
Clara Marshall, a 2018 graduate of Fanshawe's interactive media specialist (IMS) program, is the winner of the Applied Arts magazine national Student Award, in the web design category. Read more

New virtual reality lounge to host grand opening
A new downtown lounge is expanding the virtual reality (VR) landscape of London, Ont. Read more

No more free tuition, grace period, or mandatory fees under new OSAP changes
The Ford government is introducing a 10 per cent tuition decrease for all post-secondary programs, eliminating free tuition for students from low-income families, ending the Ontario Student Assistance Program's (OSAP) six-month interest-free grace period and increasing the mature student threshold from four years to six years out of high school. Read more

FSU seeks volunteers for human library
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is making a human library out of Fanshawe College students. Read more

MIA alumni take on The Launch
The contestants for season two of CTV's reality music competition, The Launch, were recently revealed and Fanshawe is full of pride to learn past students Nick Babcock, Saveria and Charlie the Kid (Trevor Dubois), are three of the artists making up a cast of 30 contestants. Read more

New year, new season, new curling teams
The New Year means the start of the 2018-19 season for Fanshawe's Falcons men's, women's and mixed curling teams. Read more

Amnesty International Canada open for student award submissions
Amnesty International Canada is calling all student journalists to apply for the fifth annual Amnesty Canada Youth Media Award. Read more

Free speech policy now in effect
Free speech policies are now in effect across all of Ontario's post-secondary institutions, as mandated by Doug Ford's governing Progressive Conservatives. Read more

Drezo shakes up Winter Fest Week
Los Angeles-based electronic dance music (EDM) Drezo is coming to Fanshawe College. Read more

"Our world is falling apart": Local protesters march against pipeline, RCMP
A demonstration led by local Indigenous communities took to the streets of downtown London on Jan. 9 as part of a national protest against the federal government and plans for a TransCanada pipeline. Read more

Fanshawe fights to end violence against Indigenous women
The reality of 1,200 murdered and missing Indigenous women concerns every single Canadian. Read more

Get to know your new city councillors
London's 2018 municipal election introduced several newly appointed city councillors, who answered some of our questions via email. Read more

Bathroom stall art raises mental health awareness
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is using bathroom art to send messages of hope and positivity. Read more

Colleges Ontario reports positive outcome for job-ready graduates
Eighty-six per cent of Ontario college graduates find employment within six months, according to recent statistics released by Colleges Ontario. Read more

DJ Drezo headlines Winter Fest Week
L.A.-based electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Drezo will infuse his music's high-powered beats into the new term on Jan. 24. Read more

London Police: London "absolutely a hub" for human trafficking
More than two dozen men were charged with obtaining sexual services and contact was made with more than 50 women and girls involved in the sex trade during a sex-week project targeting human trafficking in London, Woodstock, St. Thomas and Strathroy. Read more

FSU grants Wellness Wishes
The holiday season came early for Fanshawe students last week thanks to the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) annual Wellness Wishes campaign. Read more

Peer Support offers students a seat with Sidewalk Talk initiative
Amid the bustling festivities of the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Chill Lounge in Forwell Hall earlier last week, were two comfy red sofas tucked to the side of the room. It was here that students could settle in and vent to Student Peer Support Volunteers as part of their Sidewalk Talk initiative.  Read more

Residence on First changes name
Residence on First has rebranded to Foundry First under new ownership by WCPT First Street Inc. The building, located on First Street directly across from Fanshawe's south-side entrance on Oxford Street, is the only luxury student housing facility solely serving Fanshawe students.  Read more

London's life sciences sector gets a boost
A London-based medical technology incubation program has received $440,000 in increased government support. Read more

Fanshawe cancer survivor to run alongside London youth
Theresa Carriere has already raised $1 million for cancer research and patient care programs in London with her non-profit organization ONERUN, but she won't stop there. Read more

Fanshawe student and Para Soccer player returns from Ecuador CP Football championships
Nick Heffernan competed in this year's International Federation of Cerebral Palsy Football championships in Ecuador. Read more

Grass-Fed offers a plate of homegrown satire
The main characters in Aaron Schneider's book, Grass-Fed, are just like any other academic, artist, businessman, talk show host, and retired hockey player you may know. Read more

Budweiser Gardens reveals new sponsorship deal
Internet and cable provider has taken over the naming rights of the Performance Stage at Budweiser Gardens from RBC. Read more

London Police Services Board seeks feedback on Sexual Assault Investigation Policy
The London Police Services Board (LPSB) is requesting community feedback on its Sexual Assault Investigation Policy draft until Dec. 10. Read more

Janelle Hanna balances victory with college life
CCAA national championship gold medal winning runner Janelle Hanna is about to face her next big challenge - taking time off. Read more

eSports could be Fanshawe's next varsity sport
Opportunities in competitive video game playing are spreading to the collegiate level in Canada, and the Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) wants in. Read more

Fanshawe ranks among top 10 research colleges for second year
Fanshawe College has ranked among the top 10 of Canada's 50 research colleges for 2018, according to an annual list compiled by Research Infosource Inc. Read more

New grant paves way to Fast Fashion solutions
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded Fanshawe College a $240,000 research grant to develop a new Fast Fashion re-manufacturing model. Read more

Fanshawe's Corporate Training Solutions upgrades tech courses to Industry 4.0
Fanshawe College's Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) has announced a new partnership with Festo Didactic to upgrade its manufacturing-related training courses throughout Southwestern Ontario starting in 2019. Read more

Fanshawe soccer teams claim OCAA Championships
Fanshawe's women's soccer team brought home the gold for the first time in nine years from the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Provincial Championships. Read more

Overwatch makes its mark
The Overwatch PC club competed, for the first time, in matches against other schools in the United States last weekend. Read more

Campus cancellations raise questions over free tuition
Recent cancellations to post-secondary education funding have raised questions over whether or not the province's free tuition program could be next. Read more

Canadian agency first to win Google award
Arcane, a London-based digital marketing agency, is now the first Canadian agency to win a Premier Partner award from Google. Read more

Students urged to properly pitch their butts
As staff and students adjust to Fanshawe's new smoke-free policy, effective Nov. 1, it is important they be mindful of where they pitch their butts. Read more

The Ghomeshi Effect: Performing the impact of sexual violence
The Ghomeshi Effect explores how Canada's legal system treats victims of sexual violence through dance and verbatim theatre. Read more

Fanshawe author offers words of wisdom
Cop House, Sam Shelstad's first published book, is a collection of short stories written in a darkly humourous tone, many of which come from unique or unusual perspectives. Read more

Rooftop partying not worth social media glory
Students are advised by public safety officials to think carefully before participating in rooftop partying. Read more

Students fear impact of smoke-free policy
As news of the smoke-free policy sinks in across campus, some students who smoke are concerned about its possible impact on their mental and physical health. Read more

November turns purple for woman abuse awareness
London will turn purple for the entire month of November as part of the ninth annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. Read more

London Police Service: Always be alert
Several recent incidents have officials reminding students to always be alert and aware of their surroundings. Read more

FUEL sends its first player to Canada Cup
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) is sending one of its champions to this weekend's Canada Cup tournament at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX) in Toronto, for the first time in its history. Read more

Speaker shows students upside of climate change
Climate advocate and entrepreneur Peter Boyd had a message for Fanshawe: there is an upside to climate change. Read more

Fanshawe opens new biotechnology facility
Fanshawe unveiled its new Centre for Advanced Research and Innovation in biotechnology (CARIB) during a grand opening ceremony on Oct. 9. Read more

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying about economic development
London may be a university/college town, but the question of what to do after graduation is never far from students' minds. Read more

Advocates protest review of Fair Workplaces Act
Workers' rights advocates gathered across provincial campuses and public spaces to protest the Ford government's vow to review the former Liberal government's Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act. Read more

Fanshawe announces smoke-free policy
Fanshawe College has announced it will make its campuses entirely smoke-free as of Nov. 1, 2018. Read more

Fanshawe golf teams make historic strides at OCAA Provincial Championships
Fanshawe's men's and women's Falcons golf teams made history last week at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Provincial Golf Championships. Read more

Lucy DeCoutere talks about resilience at Fanshawe's REDTALKS lecture series
Lucy DeCoutere spoke to Fanshawe students and staff about resiliency earlier this month as part of the College's REDTALKS leader lecture series. Read more

Forest City Film Festival continues to grow
After two years of building a solid foundation, 2018 promises to be an 'establishing' year for the Forest City Film Festival, according to executive director and founder Dorothy Downing. Read more

Solar panels to be installed on campus buildings
Construction has begun on the installation of solar panels to the sides of buildings B, C, D, as well as Falcon House and Peregrine House residences. Read more

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying about preventing sexual violence in the city
The Interrobang asked several of London's mayoral candidates how they plan to prevent sexual violence and make the city a safer community for everyone. Read more

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities tours Fanshawe
The Federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities visited Fanshawe last week to tour the College's skilled trades facilities. Read more

Sustainability Fair will teach students about living an earth-friendly lifestyle
As part of Canada's Waste Reduction Week, Fanshawe is hosting its own Sustainability Fair from Oct. 15 to 21. Read more

London makes history with new ranked voting system
On Oct. 22, London will make history as the first Canadian city to use a ranked ballot in its municipal election. Read more

Ladies that UX conference taking centre stage at Fanshawe College
London's chapter of Ladies that UX is holding its annual Centre Stage conference at Fanshawe College this year for the first time in its history. Read more

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying on student housing
Here's what a number of London mayoral candidates had to tell the Interrobang about their thoughts on the issue of student housing. Read more

Letters and Arts Reading Series kicks off with Duncan McCue
CBC journalist and radio host Duncan McCue visited Fanshawe earlier this week to discuss his autobiographical book, The Shoe Boy: A Trapline Memoir. Read more

Forest City Comicon is geekier than ever
Attention geeks: the Forest City Comicon is taking place this weekend on Saturday Sept. 22 at the London Convention Centre. Read more

London Votes: What mayoral candidates are saying on BRT
Unless you never step foot off campus, you've most definitely noticed that London's transit system and infrastructure desperately need upgrades to meet an increasing population. Read more

Parking shortage just another part of the new school year
Despite recent local media buzz suggesting that there may be a campus parking shortage, a College representative said it's business as usual for this time of year. Read more

REDTALKS: In conversation with Lucy DeCoutere
Lucy DeCoutere is coming to Fanshawe College to talk about resilience. It's a subject she's become all too familiar with over the past few years. Read more

Intramural sports designed to meet busy schedules of all Fanshawe members
A new fall term means another year of intramural sports with Fanshawe Athletics, the largest college recreation program in Ontario. Read more

New Safety Pass tool to give Fanshawe's building technology students industry-standard protection
Fanshawe's building technology program is now including the Ontario General Contractors Association's (OGCA) Safety Pass tool in its occupational health and safety course this fall. Read more

What all students should know about Ford's mandate for free speech policies
On Aug. 30, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced his mandate for all post-secondary institutions in the province to design, implement and enforce campus-wide free speech policies by Jan. 1, 2019. Read more

New program for men coming to Fanshawe
A male-targeted program discussing sexual violence is coming to Fanshawe College in November. Read more

The sex doctor is in
Justine Shuey, who is now working on her second doctorate in human sexuality, is slated to visit Fanshawe College to discuss the ins and outs of all things related to sex, love, consent, communication and healthy relationships. Read more

PGA returns to London
The Freedom 55 Financial Championship is returning to London for its sixth consecutive year, but for the first time ever local golfers will have the chance to win their own major prize. Read more

Fanshawe's faculty of business gains a new dean
Mary Pierce, former instructor and chair of the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, has been appointed dean of Fanshawe's faculty of business. Read more

Take a peek at Fanshawe's newest campus
After years of planning and development, Fanshawe College has officially opened the doors of its new downtown campus. Read more

Thurman Circle partiers advised to take precautions following robbery, rowdiness
Students living on and around Thurman Circle are advised to be more vigilant and responsible by the London Police Service (LPS) and Fanshawe's campus security services, following a series of criminal activities. Read more

Fear for Thought - Thrills and chills: Five must-see upcoming horror films
Here's a list of the top five upcoming horror, thriller and murder mystery movies that look especially enticing for us lovers of the colder, darker days to come. Read more

I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore reminds us that we always have a choice
Ruth Kimke (Melanie Lynskey), the main protagonist of the recently released Netflix crime-comedy film I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore directed by Macon Blair, is an easy target for bullying. Read more

New recycling program puts butts to good use
Fanshawe is one of the first schools in Southwestern Ontario to recycle cigarette butts from its campus. Read more


Raised awareness of sexual violence increases province-wide need for counsellors
Over three years ago, an anonymous Fanshawe student was sexually assaulted by someone she didn't know. As she subsequently pursued a legal case against her attacker, she sought out support from the Sexual Assault Centre of London (SACL) in the summer of 2016. Read more

Fear For Thought: The Love Witch casts a spell of dark feminism
She may not ride on a broomstick, but Elaine, the eponymous main character of director Anna Biller's The Love Witch, epitomizes everything it means to be a witch. Read more

Fear For Thought: The Handmaiden is beautifully bizarre
On the surface, The Handmaiden is as high-brow as cinema comes. It is a two-and-half hour-long foreign language costume drama with lush cinematography and an orchestral soundtrack. Read more

Fear For Thought: Supernatural horror mixes with harsh realities in Under the Shadow
The plot of Under the Shadow revolves around Shideh, an ambitious medical student who has been barred from classes due to her involvement in pre-revolution demonstrations. Read more

Fear For Thought: Lights Out sheds light on life with a mental illness
The twisted monster of the recently released film Lights Out closely stalks its victims when the lights are on and makes its move once they are switched off. Read more


Fanshawe among Canadian colleges headed on the right path for female leadership
When it comes to the differences between colleges and universities, female leadership is another factor to add to the discussion. Read more

Social media bridges the gap between #Fanshawe and its students
Fanshawe is one of many educational institutions across Canada to successfully engage with its student body via a wide array of social media platforms. Read more

The cinephile's gift guide
Signs of a cinephile in your life most likely include frequent quoting of Citizen Kane, an encyclopedic knowledge of German Expressionism and several impressively maintained film blogs exploring the subtle nods Lynch makes to Wilder in Mulholland Drive. Read more

Youth access to vaping products up in smoke as per new Health Canada regulations
Health Canada has introduced a legislation to deter youth from accessing vaping products. As an amendment to the former Tobacco Act, the new Tobacco and Vaping Products Act now includes vapour-based products as a separate class to be regulated. Read more

Local vintage boutique pairs fashion with activism
Filthy Rebena Vintage, a boutique thrift store located in the heart of downtown London, is hosting a Voguabond clothing swap on Nov. 26 between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. Read more

Fear For Thought: Spider Baby is a creepy, crawly classic
In the mood to watch something delightfully offbeat, twisted and depraved with just a hint of social commentary? Jack Hill's Spider Baby or, The Maddest Story Ever Told is the epitome of American horror/exploitation. Read more

Roller derby is as exhilarating to watch as it is to play
With the second game of their home season scheduled for Nov. 5, London's own roller derby league The Forest City Derby Girls is encouraging all curious onlookers to see them in action and enjoy the evening's additional perks. Read more

Fear For Thought: The undeniable significance of upcoming film Ghost in the Shell
Upcoming science fiction thriller Ghost in the Shell is among one of the latest films to be added to the whitewashing discussion. Read more

Roller derby reigns as one of the few full-contact sports for women
The Forest City Derby Girls, London's official roller derby league, started off this year's season with more than a few bangs. Read more

Forest City Derby Girls grease their wheels for the start of a new season
The Forest City Derby Girls are fully charged to open a new season on their home track at the Western Fair Canada Building Oct. 1. Read more

Fear For Thought: Father knows crazy in Eyes Without a Face
It's a wonder that Eyes Without a Face was not deemed a cult classic any sooner than it has been. Not only does it make for an elegant sample of horror film history, but also its themes of patriarchal control over the feminine subject make for interesting post-viewing conversation. Read more

Fear For Thought: How watching horror movies helped me work through grief
I was recently affected by the shock waves of a local tragedy. A significant member of my network and community passed away quite unexpectedly. Read more

Fear For Thought: Into the woods
The Blair Witch is creeping closer towards us, with the eponymous direct sequel to 1999's found-footage phenomenon slated for a fall release. Read more


An abundantly better love story than Twilight
It’s a premise that’s practically been done to death in many a medium: a misfit human finds love in the arms of a misfit monster. United by their shared weirdness as outcasts in one another’s respective communities, they overc... Read more

Fanshawe Photography program launches new show
The Fanshawe Photography program is about to get some exposure with its brand new year-end show, running March 29 to April 2 at the ARTS Project in Downtown London. The show, called Reflex, will highlight the results of an image competitio... Read more

Why we love witches
In many mythologies, the figure of the witch juxtaposes unspeakable evil with archetypical femininity, making her difficult to identify as a power-hungry Satan worshipper at first glance. Our own mainstream media typically deals with this by p... Read more

Curses, claws and the original cat woman
A woman walks down a street darkened by the cover of night. Her gait is confident at first, but she can’t help suspect that she may not be alone. Casting a glance behind her, she finds nobody is actually there. Her pace quickens, and sud... Read more


How to handle a breakup in five easy steps
Ah, February, the most depressing month of the year. Some would argue that post-holiday malaise renders January more deserving of the title, but according to statistics released by world dating site, February is in fact the ca... Read more

David Bowie, the vampire
From mime to music, there wasn’t a medium of art that the late and great David Bowie could not master throughout his esteemed career and there was never a genre that he did not shy away from as an actor. We’ve all seen Bowie dan... Read more

Creep, the scariest film of 2015 that you probably missed
For horror movie fans, 2015 was an impressive year of surprise successes with titles including The Babadook and It Follows. Even M. Night Shyamalan managed to blow audiences away with the unanticipated triumph that was The Visit. Indeed, the p... Read more

The Forest City Derby Guys want you to join their pack
It's 9 p.m. on a Monday night, and at the Western Fair Canada Building, the Forest City Derby Girls are pulling off their skates after another session of hard practice. The ladies may be heading home to put up their weary feet, but the lig... Read more


The Vintage Lover's gift guide
We all know that special person whose unique style and taste means you’ll have to look beyond the shopping mall to find Them the perfect Christmas gift. Lucky for you, Downtown London has some great vintage stores that carry all the clothes,... Read more

Today's roller derby isn't all about fishnets and booty shorts
  Short skirts. Broken noses. Black eyes. Wild, wanton women on skates. Ask any unschooled passerby to describe roller derby and you’ll most likely hear variations of these words. Thanks to the scripted theatrics of shows like 1989... Read more

Freeheld: Celebrating the freedom to falter at storytelling
It has been a mere five months since same-sex marriage was legalized in the US, and our mainstream cultural mindset has been making the transition from resistance to acceptance quite smoothly, at least according to Hollywood. Homosexual ch... Read more

Unconscious communication: They Live, and the dark side of social media
November has brought some interesting stories to our newsfeeds, highlighting the negative impact of social media mania. With half a million followers on Instagram and over a hundred thousand YouTube viewers, style icon Essena O’Neil ... Read more


Shell shock and trauma: a most unmanly injury
Before the tragic events of the First World War, scarce advancements had been made in the field of medical psychiatry. Both men and women suffering from mental illness would typically be institutionalized and given physically harmful treatments... Read more

The most fabulous facial filaments
Movember, the hairiest time of the year, has cropped upon us once more, and those seeking inspiration for growing the most fabulous facial filament need look no further. After a quick glance at these famous moustaches through time, be ready to... Read more

A cleverly condensed history of horror
The Halloween ritual can take on various meanings depending on what stage you may be at in life. As a child, Halloween is a favourite day when candy and costumes break the monotony of school; older kids prefer to take advantage of the evening... Read more

The Green Inferno: The controversial cannibal
For a brief time earlier this month, local movie theatres unceremoniously screened one of the most controversial films of the decade: Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno. Despite having been completed in 2013, Inferno’s mainstream debut w... Read more


Brandon Tenold: Your online guide to crazy cult cinema
Throughout the ages of cinema history, there have been some movies produced that were so appallingly awful it would be a crime to overlook them. In his increasingly popular YouTube channel dubbed “Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews”... Read more

"It's only a movie"
Up until his untimely death this past August, Wes Craven spent his career as a legendary writer, director, editor and producer conjuring some of the most menacing and well-crafted entries in American horror. Yet of all of Craven's films, t... Read more

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