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President's Perspective: Looking back on Thomson's year as FSU President
“Hey, look at that poster. Student Council. You should run for it.” The statement above proves that students read posters. It was my friend Erin who said that to me, on about our third day of classes while waiting for Accounting to start... Read more

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President's Perspective: Is hitting part of the game?
When you are the oldest sibling, yet not old enough to drive, I am sure everyone was dragged along to many sporting events of their other siblings. For me, being the oldest of three brothers, there has been a lot of hockey, soccer and lacrosse. Which... Read more

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President's Perspective: Why are your parents calling me?
You know when you're the age where our parents are totally embarrassing? Mine was about between 15 and 18-years-old. Even though now I look back and appreciate that they really weren't bad at all. Here are some of the types of things parents ... 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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President's Perspective: How to booze-it-up Pres-style
Alcohol is just one of those life's greatest mysteries. Why? Because after five years of being allowed to legally consume it (yes I am 24-ugh) I still cannot decide if it is a good thing or a bad thing. There are so many positives and negatives.... Read more

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President's Perspective: On your mark, get set, GO
As executive elections open this week, it is with pleasure and pain that I start writing this article. Seeing the posters makes reality set in that apparently, I don't have a job in two months. Holy crap. Watching the new candidates with all the... Read more

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President's Perspective: Big risks tend to pay off
Many people in this world say you can't have success without taking chances and taking risks. I consider myself someone who will try anything once, but I need all of the information. I need to analyze the pros and cons, ask questions, ensure that... Read more

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President's Perspective: Think before you pose
In today's world, as we move more and more towards computers and other technological advances, people are losing the person-to-person contact that we used to only use. Our world is becoming faster and more convenient, which is great, but at the s... Read more

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President's Perspective: WANTED: Complete idiot
Every girl says they are looking for a sweet guy to treat her like a princess and who she can love forever. And what do they do? They either A) go for the bad boy or B) attract the bad boy. So this Valentine's Day, I have decided to ask for the ... Read more

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President's Perspective: Go hard or go home
I think when it comes to hard work, people have thousands of different interpretations and many different reasons as to what they think is hard work. I have also learned that people express different levels of work ethic, which results in personal ev... Read more

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President's Perspective: You got a friend in me
There is nothing that makes me feel more warm and fuzzy inside than a good friend. That person who you sometimes look at, start laughing, and then they start laughing, and you have no idea why but you are having the time of your life. The person who ... Read more

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President's Perspective: Think before you speak
It can take only one sentence to make me get my back up. Doesn't matter what sentence, but as soon as I feel someone MIGHT be insulting me or something I did, I immediately get defensive. I then become resentful because I don't know why someo... Read more

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President's Perspective: Listen up and take notes
WANTED: A good listener In a world where we are all consumed by choices, options, opportunities, and decisions, it can be difficult to take a minute to sit and listen. We have turned into a society that “looks out for number one,” which... Read more

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President's Perspective: Welcome to a new semester
To everyone, welcome back from the holidays! I always think they are going to go slow, but nope, big surprise, you are back at work/school before you even feel like you had a break! But I hope that everyone had a great holiday, that Santa was good to... Read more

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President's Perspective: No need to apologize
So I got to thinking when I was showering last night (where I get most of my bright ideas) I realized that lately, I have been having to apologize for a lot of things. And they are just things about me. Like what I think, or what I like. And I should... Read more

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President's Perspective: Vandalism causes problems on and off-campus
Sometimes when I deal with certain issues on campus, I feel that my first reaction is just to shake my head. There are things that come to my office and I just can't believe they are even happening. Last week I was in a meeting here regarding th... Read more

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President's Perspective: Take the next stall down sweety
Fortunately for all students, my President's Perspective this week will be short and sweet. Mostly because it is a bit of a rant, and about a possible inappropriate topic. My inspiration came from an article written by Aaron Hall about three wee... Read more

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President's Perspective: Growing up is hard to do
So I'm sitting at home the other day, and the doorbell rings. I figure, why not, and get up and answer it. Lo and behold that was a mistake! Door to door salesman….ugh. So I try to quickly solve the problem by saying “my parents aren't... Read more

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President's Perspective: Letting go of high school drama
Finally I have returned after almost two weeks out of the office, and to be honest, it's nice to be back. But the weather here SUCKS compared to what I was used to in sunny California. Last weekend we had our board retreat. We went for two night... Read more

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President's Perspective: It's all about Halloween
Last year I was lucky enough to have gotten to be the VP who got to write in the Exec Corner section when it was Halloween. And this year, I get to write every week, so it's my Halloween article once again! This is seriously my favourite holiday... Read more

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President's Perspective: California, here I come
By the time you read this (which I have no idea when that is, because this is the Sex Issue, and you may be hoping I write about sex…sorry guys, but there is a dirty picture this week at least!) I will be in sunny California.

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President's Perspective: Loads of students in Pres's SAC
When the entire Board of the Fanshawe Student Union is elected, it is like our family coming together. To celebrate that, we go on a fabulous retreat. Now, it is at a secret location so I cannot disclose that information to you at this time, but I wi... Read more

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President's Perspective: Someday you will miss going to class
When you are a student all you want to do is get out of class. When you miss class, it isn't a big deal. You are always looking for ways to get out of class. You spend half the time not listening and you probably spend a lot of time wondering wha... Read more

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President's Perspective: Manage your manners
With me, there is one thing that will never go out of style. It makes or breaks friendships, it attracts the opposite sex and it can even win you a job over someone else. It's a little thing called MANNERS. Lately, and by lately that means the p... Read more

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President's Perspective: Lessons in line-ups
In a world where we demand satisfaction, and we have become accustomed to getting what we want, when we want it, it is amazing how many lines we must wait in to get what we need. And how much we have to wait! I have stood in more lines in the past t... Read more

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President's Perspective: Pres loves email and Haggis
No matter how many emails I get a day, I love to get email. I love regular mail too, but there is something about email and the buzz of my Blackberry letting me know that someone needs my help that makes me just a little bit excited. I cannot count ... Read more

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President's Perspective: Time management for a ‘do-er'
Welcome back to Fanshawe College. Honestly, I feel like I am going to start each one of my President's Perspectives with that saying. I keep forgetting how many times I may have already welcomed you to Fanshawe. Read more

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President's Perspective: FSU Pres' heads cheering section
Welcome students to Fanshawe College. As corny as it may sound, you have made a wicked decision coming to Fanshawe. This is my 3rd year at the college, and honestly, I have no idea how they are going to get me out the door at the end of my term. My ... Read more

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Don't just sit there, get up and do something
Summer students, welcome to Fanshawe College! This is a great school, and outside of being stuck in classes, it's a lot of fun. My name is Christine Thomson and I am thrilled to be this year's Fanshawe Student Union President. I am here to d... Read more

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Exec Corner: Have a great summer, and an even greater September!
It is with mixed emotions that I write this, but any negative ones are mostly contributed to the amount of schoolwork that now has me so seriously concerned that I have been twitching. Since my first month here at Fanshawe, I have been representing ... Read more

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Exec Corner: Are we over the hill at 23?
Now, by the title don't get me wrong. I wasn't “that girl”, who, on my 18th birthday was saying, “Oh my gosh, I am over the hill, I'm single, and alone, who will want me now?” And I am still not one of those girls.... Read more

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Exec Corner: Where is Christine on Monday nights?
I love writing in Exec Corner. I try my best to use this time to let you get to know me, as you may recall from my last few articles on Shinerama and my Halloween activities. This time, I have decided to let you into my television world. The world….o... Read more

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Exec Corner: Hey, don't knock my Halloween spirit!
Halloween is here!!!!. I can't believe how excited I am. I think Halloween got better when I moved out. And I have no idea why that is. Halloween may even be my favourite holiday, although Christmas is an incredibly close second. I feel like thi... Read more

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Fanshawe volunteers shine like crazy; raise $13,000!
Over the last 4 months, about 90 per cent of my time has been devoted to a little fundraiser you may have heard of called Shinerama. It has been around since 1964, and is done at 57 colleges, universities and institutions. Over 35,000 students partic... Read more

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