Interrobang articles by Christine Thomson
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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