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Student pocketbooks take another hit
As if having your teachers walk out on lectures, lessons and labs while on strike wasn't bad enough, now college students around the province are being told they will have to pay more for their education. Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, College... Read more

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Student dies in residence
An 18-year-old high school student was found unconscious in Fanshawe's Falcon residence last weekend and later pronounced dead, after falling and hitting his head. Jason Mauti, a Bradford high school student on March break, arrived at Fanshawe on Fr... Read more

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Top 10 places to find unique gifts in London
Anyone can go to the mall and plop down a credit card on an item that can be found in umpteen look-a-like stores around the country, but it takes a real shop-a-holic to know where the real unique goods are in London. 1. Commander Salamander ... Read more

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Runners bring home the gold, look for more at Nationals
Fanshawe's Cross Country team crossed the finish line of the season and the Falcon women's team brought home gold at the OCAA Provincial Championships for the first time since 1996-97. Runners braved the mud and rain soaked course in Ancaste... Read more

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Fanshawe grads play the Shack
Local band Avedis has a special spot in the Fanshawe music scene, seeing as all members were enrolled at the college when they first started playing together a year ago. By combining heavy rock with a soulful softer sound, Avedis is ready to comebac... Read more

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International students honoured
It's hard enough to travel to a new country for college, but attaining a 4.0 GPA while adjusting to a new culture thousands of kilometres from home is extraordinary. On October 7, nine graduated International students who achieved a GPA of... Read more

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Positions within FSU now open
Now that you have settled into Fanshawe nicely, found all your classes, know where to eat and where to find all the good-looking people, you may be thinking, “There must be more?” Well there is, and starting Monday, September 15 you have... Read more

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The Voice is here
Hate your class schedule? Crying over your girlfriend dumping you? Pissed cause the buses are never on time? Now you have somewhere to air your grievances for two minutes.

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New money for skills training
A new infusion of cash from the province will help skilled newcomers harness their skill potential at Fanshawe College. The $640,000 investment will upgrade three ‘bridge training programs' in the London region, two of which, specifically ... Read more

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Man stabbed on Thurman
London police respond to two stabbings in one night An out of control house party left a 19-year-old man nursing a stab wound last month just across the street from Fanshawe College on Thurman Circle. Just before 2 am on Saturday, May 31 the stab... Read more

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Upgrades on the way for colleges
With Fanshawe's new Oxford Street entrance as a backdrop, Ontario's Attorney General, and London-West MPP, Chris Bentley announced a new $60 million initiative for the province's 24 college last month.

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Warm weather prompts Police project
Like the April rain brings May flowers, the Spring season also brings the London Police to the Fanshawe area, and they are on the lookout. The biannual police crackdown, also known as Project L.E.A.R.N (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction in Noise), ta... Read more

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Career Fair to offer more than jobs, safety
Hundreds of students will be roaming throughout the booths at the Career Fair this week looking to secure their future after graduation, but one booth will be offering vital information over employment. The Young Worker Safety Awareness booth, hoste... Read more

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Ceremony celebrates nursing students
Students in the UWO-Fanshawe College Collaborative Nursing program entered into the clinical stage of their education with a ceremony held last week. With half the students studying at Western for two years, while the other half here at Fanshawe, th... Read more

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Dance squad has all the right moves
In it's second of year of entertaining Fanshawe sports fans, the Mighty Falcon Dance Team are stepping it up in 2008. The 20 dancers are hosting a dinner party to raise funds for team uniforms and upcoming competitions on Friday, January 18 at t... Read more

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The Hoolie Snatch to open for White Cowbell Oklahoma
White Cowbell Oklahoma brings with them to Fanshawe a new meaning to the word entertainment, with a spectacle of ten-gallon hats, chainsaws, exotic dancing and Southern-style rock n' roll. “They have four guitar players,” said FSU En... Read more

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20 years of sex ed with Sue
Hundreds of Fanshawe student pack into the gym every year to watch a 77-year-old grandmother talk about sex toys, lubrication and masturbation.

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2007/2008 SAC elected
You cast your ballots in the Student Administrative Council (SAC) election last week and the race was tight in some divisions. After the first day of voting on October 10, the Health Sciences Division was at a dead heat between Julia Petrakis and La... Read more

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Fanshawe student volunteers shine for cash
Nickels, dimes, loonies, toonies and even Canadian Tire money was donated last Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while Fanshawe student volunteers collected on behalf of Shinerama in the halls and around town. The fundraising started Thursday night in ... Read more

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Super-average plot for super-funny Superbad
Based on the stereotypical teen comedy plot-wise, Superbad takes it to the next level with exceptional comedic writing. Typical high school geeks teetering on the outskirts of the in-crowd, Seth (Jonah Hill of I heart Huckabees) and Evan (Michae... Read more

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Fanshawe's summer games
A little competition never hurt anyone, and this summer Fanshawe's Athletic Department has you covered with all the intramurals you need to keep you in shape, keep you social and keep you in the game. The first intramural of the season is the ev... Read more

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Fanshawe goes to the Big Apple
Fanshawe students have the chance to strut down Broadway, shop on Fifth Avenue and get a taste of the big apple in July, when the bus to NYC departs from London. For three full days and two nights, the FSU is organizing a bus trip to the infamous ci... Read more

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Some excuses just aren't good enough
Disappointment is only the beginning of a long list of feelings I have towards security, and ultimately Fanshawe College's, explanation as to why we estimate 1,500-2,000 newspapers went unaccounted for during the week of February 19. In the over... Read more

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From China to Fanshawe
Li Wang's transition from Guangzhou, China to Fanshawe College in September was not an easy one. “When I first came to Canada I experienced a lot of troubles,” the first-year Business Accounting student said about adapting to his new... Read more

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Candidates compete for next year's FSU positions
Candidates for next year's FSU executive line-up saved the scrapping during the speeches and presidential debate last week, choosing to boost their own personas to gain votes. Each person running for an executive position had three minutes to ad... Read more

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New building gets big boost
Up to 1000 Fanshawe students will have a new home in September thanks to a $5 million investment from the Ontario Government. The Centre for Industrial Skilled Trades, located just down the street from Fanshawe's main campus at 1765 Oxford St. E... Read more

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Two seats missing from the SAC
Since February two members of the Student Advisory Council have resigned, leaving Human Services and General Studies students without a representative on council. Caitlyn Yearwood, the representative from General Studies Division who also held the p... Read more

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Let the races begin
The posters are up and the candidates are ready to battle as the FSU election for next year's executive council officially begins. The race to watch is that for President. The two candidates, J.P Renzella and Travis Mazereeuw, have similar backg... Read more

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A chance to travel
Pick up a pen and pack your bags because Fanshawe's International Department is looking for two enthusiastic students to travel to Japan for a cultural exchange. The students will be chosen to travel to the eastern part of the Kanto Plains, just... Read more

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Revenge is best served on Valentine's Day
Next to Christmas, Valentine's Day is the most saturated, consumer-friendly, over-exposed buying day of the year, and now American Greetings have gone one step further to satisfy every inch of the “Hallmark Holiday” market. American ... Read more

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Lahey and Randy bring Trailer Park comedy to Fanshawe
Now that the “Trailer Park Boys” has grossed over $3 million on the big screen, for their feature-length debut The Trailer Park Boys: The Big Dirty, John Dunsworth, aka Mr. Lahey, no longer credits his fame as the world record holder for ... Read more

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Students bring Burlesque, sexy, back
Get out your feather boa, raunchy sense of humour and sensual-side to prepare yourself for the Cadillac Vamps Burlesque show. Fashion Design student Carrie Russell and her troop of performing divas have been in the burlesque business for just over a... Read more

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Winners represent Fanshawe in Abu Dhabi
While most students be will on their couch during Spring Break, two students will be flying to the Middle East to represent Fanshawe at the 2007 “Education Without Borders” International Student Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirat... Read more

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Student could be next Rogers VJ
With a job description that includes interviewing bands, throwing to commercial and hanging out in clubs until the wee hours of the morning, what London twenty-something wouldn't want to be hired. Rogers London (Cable 13) newest and hottest show... Read more

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Supporting Awareness in Africa
What more does a brand need to get off it's feet than associations with big names like Ipod, the Gap, American Express, Converse, Armani and Motorola, not to mention celebrity endorsements from Oprah Winfrey, Mary J. Blige, actors Don Cheadle and... Read more

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Role reversal for local movie theatres
Two of Fanshawe's favourite movie theatres are switching their viewing line-ups. A once booming new release movie house, Cineplex Odeon Huron Marketplace, located on the corner of Huron and Highbury streets, has dropped it's price to $4.20 a... Read more

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Municpal elections matter to students
Not all elections are about high-profile leaders, national televised debates and high priced glitzy ad campaigns. Some elections are about your neighbours, the public transit you ride everyday and the city you live in. Even though the issues surroun... Read more

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“Last Comic Standing”, Josh Blue, to perform at Fanshawe
Like any good comedian, the first thing Josh Blue bought after he won NBC's “Last Comic Standing” was a beer. Blue's unique brand of self-deprecating humour and a no-holds-barred attitude about his disability, Cerebral Palsy, had... Read more

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Ultimate Halloween playlist
Your chocolate cravings have evolved beyond those single-serving boxes of Smarties and hopefully so has your taste in music. Leave the predictable and barely entertaining “Monster Mash” back in the 60's where it belongs this Hallowee... Read more

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Celebrity Sex-ploitation
Involving a video camera in your sexual explorations may sound like a great way to spice up your sex-life and even preserve some steamy memories, but as many celebrities know these explicitly-sexual recordings can come back to haunt you. From the cl... Read more

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Fanshawe students win national and regional awards
Each banking funds in the thousands, two first-year Fanshawe students were recently awarded scholarships from The Garfield Weston Merit Scholarship for Colleges Program. One of only 24 students on the national level to win the scholarship and the fi... Read more

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Fanshawe out-performs Western in Speakeasy violations
Week three of Project Speakeasy IV was just as busy as the previous two, with London city police heavily patrolling areas surrounding the campuses of Fanshawe College and Western, as well as the downtown core.

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Students hail Haggis's return to Fanshawe
Fanshawe rolled-out the red carpet last week when former student and Oscar winner, Paul Haggis, returned to the college to talk with students about his recent accomplishments. Haggis attended Fanshawe in the early 70s and was enrolled in a film st... Read more

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Rain or shine, Shinerama brings a crowd
For over four decades college and university students from around the country have shined shoes, washed cars, danced, sang and begged in the name of cystic fibrosis.

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Reduce, reuse and throw out
I realize that moving into residence is a very exciting time. I can even understand that at some point new students may forget the simpler things in life we have all become accustom to over the past two decades. No, I am not talking writing about fa... Read more

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Work, travel or volunteer abroad
Studying big business on the Australian beaches, working for Yen in Japan, volunteering to build hospitals in Africa or backpacking across Europe. The travel trend among students and new graduates is growing, and many of them are choosing to work, s... Read more

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Police target student partying
The beginning of a tough police taskforce looking to reduce the crime associated with the flock of students partying in London, spells the end for loud parties, by-law infractions and underage drinking near Fanshawe and Western. Project Speakeasy, w... Read more

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Allard brings experience to Falcons
The prospects for this year's Falcon's badminton team just got a whole lot brighter, now that Nathaniel Allard has signed on to play men's singles. Allard, who has been a competitive force within the OCAA badminton league for two years w... Read more

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A real passion for local fashion
In an age when the Internet is being used to connect people from one end of the globe to the other, one London-based photographer is retooling the global medium to network in the local fashion industry. The site, Read more

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Leave homesickness at home
I don't understand why when someone misses home- he or she is called homesick. To me the word homesick means the exact opposite. Technically, if you were “homesick”, you should be tired of sleeping in the same-old, tired bedroom that... Read more

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Safety first at work
While in college, many students aren't concerned with workplace hazards, but a local, student-run organization is telling young people to take safety into their own hands. Entering its seventh consecutive year of training high school, college an... Read more

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Tuition up across province
Even though the end of the province-wide tuition freeze was announced earlier this year, it's not until students reach the Registrar's Office in early September that the hike hits home. Beginning in September 2004, and up until the start of ... Read more

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College, faculty dispute settled
Last semester almost half-a-million full and part-time college students in Ontario were left out in the cold March weather for almost three weeks, while college faculty and administration bickered over money, class-time and workload. Although teache... Read more

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Knights land Gagner
The London Knights have successfully wooed 16-year-old centre Sam Gagner, who is expected to be a first-round NHL draft pick in 2007, for their 2006/07 season. Prior to the deal, which became official the first week in June, Gagner played for Sioux ... Read more

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Be smart, wear sunscreen
It's painful, completely avoidable and may eventually lead to my demise, but for some reason, every year I voluntarily bask in the glory of the summer sun and reap the flaming red punishment. Sunburns come very easy to me, like physics for Einst... Read more

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More money for apprentices and employers
To reaffirm their expanding commitment to the skilled trades sector, the Provincal government recently announced funding towards Fanshawe's apprenticeship programs. Chris Bentley, Training, Colleges and Universities minister and local MPP, reaff... Read more

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College upgrades keep students cool
A new government handout, which funded some much-needed college upgrades, will be keeping Fanshawe students warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The college was recently allotted $800,000 by the province to upgrade the aging heating and cooli... Read more

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Graduating nurses guaranteed jobs
The provincial government has taken all the legwork out of job searching for nursing students, by promising all new graduates full-time employment in Ontario. Last month Ontario's Health Minister, George Smitherman, said the 4,000 nurses who are... Read more

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Screech's Forwell Hall comedy act more rough than diamond
First the show was postponed and then he was late, but according to hardcore Screech fans, that didn't matter. “He's the shit,” General Arts student Phil Mahy said about his childhood idol Dustin Diamond, better known as Screech ... Read more

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NASCAR, a Mexican priest/wrestler and M Night Shyamalan heating up the big screen this summer
The summer blockbusters will soon be hitting the big screen and 2006 is a good year for action, mystery and comedy, although there are hits and misses, there is always plenty of choice.

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String of gun incidents surrounding Fanshawe and Western campuses
Guns are not only becoming more prevalent throughout London's crime scene, but the deadly weapons are making there way near and on Fanshawe and Western's campuses. Recently, the Convenience Mini Mart at Culver Drive and Third Street, just bl... Read more

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Graduation information
It's not every day you walk across the stage and receive recognition for all the hard work you have accomplished over the years. In order to make a smooth transition from Fanshawe student to Fanshawe alumni, there are some key ingredients on maki... Read more

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City clean-ups mark Earth Day
Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz and Ellen DeGeneres are all fans of the hybrid Toyota Prius. But you don't need celebrity status or millions of dollars to be kind to the earth. On April 22, Earth Day will celebrate its 36th birthday, and besides... Read more

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Eight out of 10 college girls on a diet
According to a new study, an overwhelming majority of college-aged females are on a diet and some are using unhealthy methods to get results. An online issue of Nutrition Journal reports 83 per cent of female college students between the ages of 18 ... Read more

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Fanshawe ranks better than most, according to new KPI results
Like your mother's Sunday night roast beef dinner, this year's Key Performance Indicator (KPI) report for Fanshawe serves up the same old predictable, yet satisfying results. Overall, Fanshawe ranked amongst the top five colleges throughout ... Read more

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Bad news for Tommy Chong and the Prince of Pot
On Thursday, April 20, cannabis consumers across the country may be lighting up a spliff or two not only in tradition, but also in honour of our newly elected Prime Minister's fence-straddling position on marijuana use. The Conservative governme... Read more

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Student sells Fanshawe handbook on eBay
In amongst a $2,000 Brussels sprout, a kangaroo scrotum change purse and a pack of Saddam Hussein playing cards you could find a 2005/2006 Fanshawe College student handbook up for auction on eBay. Last week a Fanshawe student in the mechanical engin... Read more

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DSW program on hiaitus for Jan ‘07
Low application numbers has forced Fanshawe College official to suspend the winter intake of the Developmental Service Workers program, a program that is needed to keep up with the high employment demands in Ontario's adult disability sector. &l... Read more

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Oasis earns Employment Award
One of Fanshawe's most popular eateries and lounge areas has been honoured with an award for their commitment, support and employment of individuals facing social roadblocks. The Oasis, a “marche” style restaurant located in the new ... Read more

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Horticulture students showcase blooming talent in Toronto
Spring has not only brought out the blooming flowers and budding trees, the sunny-season has also revealed the best in Fanshawe's horticulture students. Last month, 32 second-year horticulture students played a pivotal role in the 2006 Canada Bl... Read more

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Fanshawe campus goes wireless
Connecting to the Internet around campus will now be more convenient for those students with laptops, since the college has upgraded its wireless accessibility to include over 50 high-speed wireless hotspots. “You can just walk in there with y... Read more

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Ousted Idol takes to the Grand stage
If you don't have the pipes, but want to get that one step closer to Canadian Idol, a former contestant will be on stage at the Grand Theatre during the stage performance of Rock and Roll. Aaron Walpole, a St. Thomas native who auditioned for Ca... Read more

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Comedian Dustin Diamond
He was one of Tori Spelling's first on-screen love interests, he fooled the FBI into thinking he was an extra terrestrial and he finally got to kiss the love of his life, Lisa Turtle, but only after she lost a bet to Zack. Oh, the life and times... Read more

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Prestigious Juno award named after Fanshawe teacher
The Canadian Juno Awards may seem like second string to the spectacle that is the Grammy Awards, but Canada, and Fanshawe College, have a lot to be boast about nationally and internationally. There has even been a Juno award renamed for a current Fa... Read more

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Fanshawe Pres guarantees quality education for graduates
Three inconvenient weeks away from the classroom has left college students around the province wondering how they will make up for lost time before the end of the semester. Each of Ontario's 24 colleges outlined their own specific Semester Compl... Read more

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Tuition increase okay if services improve; student
The strike may be over and classes resuming, but college students around the province still have to face the upcoming increase education costs. Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities announced recently that the average Ontari... Read more

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FSU building wins city design award
Fanshawe's Student Centre has won the City of London Urban Design Award, beating out six other new city structures. “It was a thrill to work for the college,” said former Fanshawe graduate and architect Steve Done of Tillman Ruth Moc... Read more

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Strike ends with forced arbitration
Like two bickering children who turn to their mother to mediate a fight, college management and faculty have recruited an arbitrator to get province wide post-secondary education back on track. After an 18-day faculty walkout, three of which were s... Read more

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Fanshawe builds it, Western tears it down
For the past six months Fanshawe building technology students have been hammering, wiring and constructing a two-story, 1,900 square foot house, while Western will huff, and puff, and blow it down. “The Three Little Pigs” project is a $... Read more

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“Not optimistic a strike can be avoided,” Fanshawe OPSEU Pres
The threat of an extended spring break for Ontario college students grows larger, as talks between faculty and management fail to resolve salary and workload issues. A month ago, 396 of Fanshawe's 548 full-time faculty members voted 80 per cent ... Read more

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School more accessible for rural and northern communities
The provincial government has rolled out more funding to Ontario Colleges, but this time it's for the little guy. Northern and rural colleges, which face lower enrollment and high tuition costs, were granted $10 million this year and $20 million... Read more

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Ontario colleges need 30,000 more students to fill job demand
While college teachers around the province are preparing to strike over workload and demanding the system hire more instructors, Ontario colleges want to add 30,000 more students and millions in funding. During the Association of Colleges of Applied... Read more

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Walker, Texas Ranger responsible for Oscar superstar
Fanshawe graduate and creator of Walker, Texas Ranger, Paul Haggis, is up for Best Director at next week's Academy Awards, but unfortunately, or fortunately depending on the way you see it, Hollywood would like everyone to think the Oscar nod has... Read more

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Student killed in hit-and-run
A second-year Graphic Design student has died from his injuries sustained during a hit-and-run early last Tuesday morning. The crash occurred when 19-year-old Matthew Bell was crossing Adelaide Street, just north of Grenfell Drive around 1a.m. He wa... Read more

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The votes are in
Earning over two thirds of Fanshawe's votes, current VP of Internal Affairs, Christine Thomson, was elected as FSU President for 2006/07. The four-day online vote attracted 1207 voters, with Thomson collecting 832 votes and her closest and only ... Read more

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Ease your tax troubles on campus
The Beatles warned their listeners about the greediness of the “tax man,” but what some students may not realize is that it literally pays to file your tax return. “Students typically get a refund of from $300 to $2500,” said... Read more

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Have a fun spring break on any budget
Whether you are looking for sun, snow or sights, there is still time to find a vacation to meet your Spring Break needs and budget. If you are looking to hit the beach, and the possibility of becoming the next star of Girls Gone Wild, the opportunit... Read more

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Taking the time to eat healthy: it's Slow Good!
With the February blahs calling and New Year's weight loss resolutions a distant memory, one event will have your mouth watering and your heart pumping a little healthier. The Healthy Living Partnership of Middlesex-London is coming to Fanshawe&... Read more

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Einstein's gift shoud have been left to science, not the stage
What Einstein's Gift lacks in action-packed entertainment, it makes up with intellectual, thought provoking themes, moral lessons and high-impact emotion. But first-time theatregoers be warned, the dramatics and minimal visuals may not be for ev... Read more

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Grammy night winners and losers
U2, Kelly Clarkson and John Legend were the big winners at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards last Wednesday. The lack of a host and minimal speeches made the night more about the music than the artists egos, with the obvious exception of Kanye West and h... Read more

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Faculty can strike, but spring break will go on as planned
Fanshawe students can now bask in the sun during spring break, but colleges all over Ontario and their students may be left out in the cold if the faculty strikes on March 7. Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) CAAT-Academic members, who c... Read more

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Provincial gov't shows us the money!
Last week the province announced an investment of more than $5.5 million to Fanshawe, but according the college that money was worked into their finances last spring. “Although most welcomed by the College, the funding was not new information,... Read more

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Drunk driver tears up college practice fields
London Police arrested a Fanshawe student over a week ago when campus security caught him driving erratically through the college's soccer fields, while under the influence of alcohol. Ed Pimental, manager of Campus Security at Fanshawe, said a ... Read more

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The candidates weigh in on the issues
Note: At the time of publication, FSU Presidential candidate Dan Vernooy was unavailable for interview. What is your Student Union experience? Christine: Two terms as VP Internal Affairs and raised twice as much money for Shinerama then the previ... Read more

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(Most) candidates tackle the issues
With one no show and the remaining candidates apologizing for every interruption, the FSU presidential debate was more of a friendly chat than a heated, opinion-fueled discussion. Greg Buckrell, Christine Thompson and Dan Vernooy, who failed to atte... Read more

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Fashionable and fur-friendly
In our chilly Canadian climate there is nothing better then slipping on a warm leather coat to head outside and face the frigid February weather. That's an inviting thought until you realize you are wearing the skin of a dead animal on your back.... Read more

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Annual record show is back at Centennial Hall
For 20 years the annual London CD and Record Show has been the mecca of used and vintage CDs, DVDs, records and films. Between 40 to 50 vendors will set up their goods in Centennial Hall for one day only on Sunday, February 12 and event publicity pl... Read more

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JLC, world's second best venue, hosts sold out show
“Aerosmith rocks,” Amanda Petit said as she sat first in line at Fanshawe's biz booth on Monday morning when tickets to the March 21 concert went on sale. Petit, who was waiting since 7:30am for tickets, and about 50 other avid Aeros... Read more

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Second city shooting too close to home
The popular Mac's convenience store near Fanshawe College was the scene of London's second shooting of the year last week. After responding to a 911 call on January 25 just after 8:30pm, police found a man in his mid-20's with gun shot w... Read more

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Academic cheating on the rise at Fanshawe since 2001
Everyone knows that cheaters never prosper, but here at Fanshawe the number of “academic offences” among students is on the rise. The fifth annual Fanshawe College Academic Dishonesty Report found the percentage of cheaters in 2004/05 ha... Read more

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Fanshawe designer an international winner
For the second time in five years a Fanshawe College Fashion Design graduate has brought home top honours from the acclaimed International Young Fashion Designers Competition in Paris.

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65 apprenticeship positions awarded
The province has given Fanshawe College a boost in pre-apprenticeship enrollment, in an attempt to attract more young people to the skilled trades. On January 17, Chris Bentley, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, announced the province... Read more

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SAC positions filled
The six empty seats around the SAC boardroom table were filled at last week's FSU by-election, where the remaining SAC and FSU executive heard speeches from the seven candidates. Only the VP Athletic position was contested. Vaughn Row, who prev... Read more

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper: the new face of Canadian politics
Last week Canadians made their choice, and Steven Harper is the new Prime Minister of our country. Over 150 students living within the London-Fanshawe boundaries cast their vote at the on-campus polling station, which was a first for Fanshawe.

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Date rape drugs surface at Fanshawe
Date rape drugs, which are traditionally associated with dosing women, have turned up in men's drinks on and off Fanshawe's campus. Pat Coughlan, Supervisor of Campus and Emergency Services at Fanshawe, said on January 11 an Out Back Shack e... Read more

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FSU should consider athletes' academic agreement for execs
It's only a couple of weeks into the winter semester and Fanshawe Student Union's has lost over a quarter of their elected officials, which may have some questioning their lack of academic accountability. Under current FSU by-laws the only a... Read more

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SAC looks a little empty
With only one semester under their belts, six of the 16 elected FSU Executive Council and SAC Representatives have either resigned or left their positions. This surge in empty positions has forced the Student Union to hold a by-election, where on Ja... Read more

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Amending voter apathy
Last-minute assignments, late night cram sessions and weekend benders are assumptions and stereotypes that come along with being a college student. But Statistics Canada recently threw the myth of student political disinterest out the window. Accord... Read more

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Book Review: Liar's book an emotional read
As it turns out, James Frey's brutally honest nonfiction book, A Million Little Pieces, which follows his stomach turning, vomit—glazed recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, is an exaggeration of the truth. That was not something I wan... Read more

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FSU takes the pain out of voting
The FSU has been working overtime to ensure their students get out and make their vote count on January 23. The FSU will be hosting a forum for the federal candidates running in the London-Fanshawe riding on Wednesday, January 18 between 11am &mdash... Read more

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Canada Votes 2006: Voters have other options
At this point in the election does Jack Layton's creepy mustache make you cringe? Do you think the devil is hiding behind Stephen Harper's eyes? And is Paul Martin looking a little too worn out and tired for your liking? All superficial cr... Read more

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Nominations open for FSU Executive Council 2007
In addition to the buzz surrounding the federal election floating around the country these days, Fanshawe students should also have another election on their minds. The FSU executive election is just around the corner. Nominations are now being acce... Read more

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Canada Votes 2006: federal party profiles
With the federal election jus around the corner, candidates are eager to push their agendas, slam their opponents and earn your vote. But before you mark your balot on January 23, you should know a little more about the parties. Conservative Party... Read more

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Students give $3 million to Fanshawe Capital Campaign
Although $3 million can buy over 50,000 60 oz bottles of Absolut Vodka, almost 90,000 cases of Coors Light or countless boxes of Kraft Dinner, Fanshawe students donated their millions toward the college's Capital Campaign. On behalf of the stude... Read more

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Student cars soon behind bars
The crackdown has begun and if you are not careful where you park, you may find your wheels behind barbed wire. As of January 16, Fanshawe College will adopt new parking regulations, where students, staff and visitors will have their vehicles towed ... Read more

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The sun has come out on the Grand Theatre stage
Nothing says season's greetings like a homeless 11-year old girl and her mangy mutt alone on the streets of New York City at Christmas. Annie's hard-knock life is now on stage at London's Grand Theatre and the local production breaths ne... Read more

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Marketing students tackle real PR for local companies
A three-month project is finally drawn to a close for students in the Corporate Communications and Public Relations post-graduate program, who have been working hard to transform the marketing techniques of local technological companies. As part of ... Read more

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Faux fir: the fake Christmas tree
Every December holiday traditionalists and new age modernists duke it out over what type of greenery best will hover over their Christmas presents. That's right; the battle over authentic versus artificial Christmas trees is on. The birth of th... Read more

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Ontario international students job prospects growing thanks to agreement
International students will soon be eligible to work their way through college, now that the Ontario government has agreed to allow foreign scholars to find employment outside of their educational institutions. On November 28, Joe Volpe, Minister of... Read more

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Give your credit cards a break
Now that the Christmas season is infiltrating our lives on a daily basis, we are constantly reminded that ‘tis the season to watch our credit card bills rise and bank account balances drop. Many of you probably know that Friday, November 25, a... Read more

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Text messaging: Shakespeare of the 21st Century
A cell phone company in the United Kingdom has given classic Cliff Notes a technological makeover. Dot Mobile, a new cell phone service aimed at college and university students in the UK, have condensed plot lines and significant quotes into text fo... Read more

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Paintbrush meets practicality
The opportunities after graduation can be overwhelming, exhilarating and at times confusing, but one program at Fanshawe is hoping to soften the blow by preparing their students for the real world of art. The 10 third—year Fine Arts students a... Read more

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Paramedic students help cancer-stricken youngster feel like a hero
On his second day of kindergarten at Jack Chambers Public School in north London, four-year-old Cole Petrie was taken out of school and diagnosed with stage-four neuroblastoma, a type of childhood cancer that originates in the sympathetic nervous sys... Read more

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Stutter: c-c-coming to a m-m-mall near you!
Unless you have several million-dollar movie credits, an eating disorder or paparazzi following you 24 hours a day, it's hard to launch a successful pop music career. Although Stutter can't add these instant pop star qualifications to their ... Read more

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Fanshawe theatre hits the putting green
Over the past three months, Fanshawe students in St. Thomas have been painting, rigging and building their way to opening night. As part of their curriculum, each semester 44 first and second-year Theatre Arts Technical Production students are requi... Read more

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Mo' money, mo' bursaries
Most big business tycoons say you have to spend money to make money. But in order for students to get more bursary funding out of the Ontario government, Fanshawe and other postsecondary institutions will have to raise money to get money. Last week ... Read more

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Vacuity: hard to say, easy to listen to; even easier to look at
A car wash attendant, a photo-lab technician and two record store clerks walked into a bar…. No, this is not a joke and the hard working foursome did not walk into the bar for a drink. They came to rock. What started as four best friends in grade sc... Read more

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MuchMusic scouts for local talent at Fanshawe
On stage with his clothes resting in a pile beside him, Scott Wilson auditioned to be the next MuchMusic VJ in just his little tighty-whities, exposing himself for all of Fanshawe to see. “I'm not asking you guys to help me win, I can do t... Read more

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Shiver me timbers! Pirates attack cruise ship
Passengers and crewmembers sailing off the northeastern African coast were forced to hit the poop deck and batten down the hatches when pirates opened fire on a Seabourn Cruise Line ship. Two boatloads of pirates attempted to hijack the vessel on No... Read more

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Survey says Canadians are connected
An overwhelming majority of Canadians are not only connected to the Internet, they are spending an average of 13.5 hours a week online emailing, reading and finding information. According to a new study conducted by the Canadian Internet Project (CI... Read more

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Former Premier Bob Rae officially a Fanshawe graduate
The future of education was on everyone's mind at the 2005 Fanshawe Graduation ceremony last Friday when former Ontario Premier Bob Rae was awarded the second ever Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies from the college Board of Governors. “... Read more

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So you wanna be a VJ...
The toughest job interview in the country is headhunting Fanshawe for new recruits. No, Martha Stewart and Donald Trump's are not looking for the next college Apprentice, but the MuchMusic VJ Search is making a stop to find the perfect addition ... Read more

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Do you have what it takes to be a supermodel?
Are you hot? Are you beautiful? Can you articulate a complete sentence without slurring? If you said yes to any one of these questions then you could be in next Mr. or Miss Fanshawe. At noon on November 15, four lucky girls and four fortunate guys w... Read more

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Sex with Sue: not your grandmother's sexucation
If it were up to Sue Johanson, Fanshawe students would never forget to work the choda. Locating the choda was just one of the many helpful tidbits of knowledge sex-guru Sue Johanson shared with over a thousand Fanshawe students during a sexual aware... Read more

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Abouttown fares aren't fair
Although Fanshawe Student Union has a flat rate contract with Aboutown Transportation Limited for students, some cab drivers are not honouring that agreement. Cameron Boniferro, FSU VP External & Academic Affairs, said Aboutown drivers have argued w... Read more

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Stay healthy this winter; get a free flu shot
One way to avoid the flu is to lock yourself in your house from November to April. If total isolation is not an option, you can get the flu shot, which will be offered to all college staff and students at various times throughout the month of Novembe... Read more

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New Tech building officially opens thanks to $15mil campaign
With $10.5 million already in the bank, Fanshawe's Capital Campaign has turned to the public to raise the final $5 million towards the college's new Centre for Construction Trades and Technology, as well as other projects that will secure Fan... Read more

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2-hour music video Elizabethtown sucks
Elizabethtown sucked. I should stop writing there because in the end that's all that really matters, but I feel so strongly about this movie's crappiness that it deserves further explanation. There was so much hope for Cameron Crowe. With hi... Read more

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The Trews return to Fanshawe
In less than one month The Trews opened for the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin alumnus Robert Plant, two accomplishments most Canadian bands only dream about, which is why this band deserves the self-proclaimed title of hardest working band in Canad... Read more

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United Way kicks off Fanshawe campaign
With an annual fundraising goal of $6.4 million, the United Way of London-Middlesex has kicked off its two week United Way campaign at Fanshawe College. Last year Fanshawe alone raised over $31,000, while the entire city raised $6.1 million towards ... Read more

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Fanshawe exclusivity deal with Coke is “the Real Thing”
Coke got one step closer to world domination last week when Fanshawe College and the Student Union negotiated a five-year deal with Cola-Cola, which would guarantee the beverage dealer exclusive rights to sell their product throughout the entire scho... Read more

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Fat bald man wins Distinguished Alumni award
With Halloween-themed condoms, lacy bras in various sizes, more than one 8-inch dildo lollipop and 25 years of entertainment paraphernalia scattered throughout John b. Young's office, you would think the 8x10 cluttered space belonged to a college... Read more

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Throw some money in the Hat and enjoy the party at the Shack
For almost a decade they have been rockin' the thongs off their fans in two countries, now Ruth's Hat are giving back to the Fanshawe community. On Friday October 28 Ruth's Hat, along with Staylefish and Flatlined, will be performing a b... Read more

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The Science of death becomes a work of art
Skeletons, exposed organs and dead bodies are the type of gory attractions you'd expect to find in a Halloween horror house, but right now they are on display for all to see at the Ontario Science Centre.

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Vancouver natives hit the Spot with musical sex-ucation
The Wet Spots are sexy, hot, kinky, controversial, and most of the time they can be found in bed. Keep your head in the sexual gutter because The Wet Spots, a husband and wife duo who sex-ucate their audience through comedy and music, are coming to ... Read more

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Canadian Women can't get no Sexual Satisfaction
Canadian men better pick up the slack because women all over this country are not satisfied when it comes to sex, according to a survey that studied gender differences in relation to sex and employment. Of the four countries studied, which were Cana... Read more

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Let's talk about SEX with Sue
She has been described as the Julia Childs of sex and she definitely knows more about lubricants than your average grandmother. More importantly, Sue Johanson will tell you why it itches “down there.” Canada's infamous sex guru Sue J... Read more

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Solve petty differences, then focus on global issues
International cooperation is the key to preventing economic, social and environmental tensions, according to former United States president Bill Clinton. “The future is too full of challenges which can only be met here in our neighbourhood, an... Read more

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Slapstick and slapshots
Comedy and hockey will meet head to head on October 22, when comedy legends and hockey greats entertain thousands at the John Labatt Centre as part of the Canadian Comedy Awards and Festival.

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Trailer Park Boys will be boys...
From holding the world record in Internet Scrabble to playing the infamous Mr. Lahey on the cult television series Trailer Park Boys, or even acting alongside Kevin Spacey in The Shipping News, John Dunsworth references qualify him as a modern day Re... Read more

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Fanshawe paramedic students to face danger and destruction
Practice makes perfect, which is why second year students in the Paramedic and Emergency Telecommunications Programs will be testing their skills in the annual “Trauma and Treatment” two-day seminar. Nearly 75 Health Sciences students wi... Read more

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Bring your poker face to the Canadian Championships
You gotta know when to hold em', know when to fold em' because the Student Poker Championships is coming to Fanshawe. If you think you have what it takes to bluff your way to the top, then be in Forwell Hall on Monday, October 17 for the fir... Read more

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Fanshawe alumni offer students the advantage through Mentor for Success program
Whether you're graduating at the end of the school year or just beginning your academic career, saddling up to a mentor may give you that edge on what lies beyond the gates of graduation. Fanshawe's Alumni Association has implemented Mentoring f... Read more

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Local paramedic, Fanshawe grad, remembered
A graduate of the Fanshawe Paramedic Program, and five year London paramedic worker, was killed in a car accident last week on his way to work. Steve Baldinelli, who graduated from Fanshawe in 1995, was driving to his morning shift at the ambulance ... Read more

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City cracks down on violations in student-heavy neighbourhoods
Fanshawe students living off campus better watch where they park their cars and how they put out their garbage, because city by-law enforcers are on the lookout for violations. The area around Fanshawe, where of-campus students tend to rent houses, ... Read more

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Tuition will be going up again in 06/07
According to Premier Dalton McGuinty, college and university tuition fees will go up starting next school year. The announcement, made during a speech the Premier was giving in Ottawa, came as a shock to Ontario's 400,000 post-secondary students... Read more

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Ashton and Demi's marriage proves older women can keep up with younger men
One man's trash is another man's treasure. To be more specific, Bruce Willis's trash is Ashton Kutcher's treasure. The Punk'd prince and his sugar momma, Demi Moore, reportedly wed in a traditional Kabballah ceremony on September... Read more

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Thanksgiving break-up a college tradition
It's almost that special time of the year when freshmen return to their hometowns to visit their families and gobble down their first home cooked meal in a month and a half. With their refined college lifestyle and new mature social lives, there... Read more

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Who will represent your SAC?
It's your money; now you have the power to decide who spends it. Student Administrative Council (SAC) elections are being held next week, October 4 and 5, so have your say. Your vote decides who will represent your academic division as the major... Read more

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The most expensive, but most useful berries around are coming to Fanshawe
The BlackBerry, a personal computer, cell phone and organizer all rolled into one trendy piece of technology, is no longer reserved for high powered business people with stocks to check and hectic schedules to coordinate.

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Over 7200 students sending over 35,000 emails every weekday on FanshaweOnline
FanshaweOnline, the online student portal that provides access to email, course material, online quizzes and study resources, has significantly stepped up its services, and as a result more students and faculty are utilizing the resource. On a typic... Read more

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Slangdoll returns home and brings new metal tracks to the Shack
If you are into cuddly stuffed animals, calm and relaxing summer days or even the sweet rhythms of Babyface, the band Slangdoll is definitely not for you. “Our music tends to be on the heavier side of the tracks,” said Slangdoll drummer ... Read more

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Melodies filtered softly through the pot smoke and raised beer mugs
What do you get when you mix 16,000 college aged hippies, just as many pre-rolled joints and more than a couple sloppy drunks? Surprisingly, you get an extremely laid-back and intimate Jack Johnson concert.

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A successful summer for local rock band Anti-hero
Not too many bands can say they produced their own full length CD on their own label, shot a music video and performed at one of the most popular summer punk tours. Local rock band Anti-hero has a pretty impressive resume, but what's more remark... Read more

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Sand, sun and surf...and school?
Cancun, Cozumel and Puerto Vallarta are all popular Mexican Spring Break destinations for college students to drink away the worries and stresses of the past semester. But this spring, 30 lucky Fanshawe students will be getting a full credit for thei... Read more

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Fanshawe automotive program driving education on a global scale
A new international partnership between Fanshawe and a Korean automotive college brings a global perspective to campus and more skilled tradespeople to London. Ajou Motor College, which specializes in tool, die and mould making for the automobile in... Read more

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Words are worth a thousand bucks: the rising cost of textbooks
While students stumble down the halls trying to balance the hefty weight of plastic bookstore bags filled with glossy texts, their eyes glaze over with thoughts of sheer terror and disbelief that they just dropped close to a grand on books. Accordin... Read more

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Teacher breathes life into paramedic program, wins national award
Up against hundreds of nominees, one of Fanshawe's most respected faculty members recently rose above the rest and was honored with a national teaching award. Mark Hunter, a paramedic program coordinator and teacher, was recognized with the Asso... Read more

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4-week CBC strike goes unnoticed
Where do you get your news? Obviously not the CBC, according to a Decima survey that found most Canadians are not affected by the month old lockout, which has left the public broadcaster without their regular reporters, anchors and writers. CBC emp... Read more

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Share the shower, save the environment
If you are up for a challenge, try showering with a “friend”, taking the bus or keeping your drapes open. The One—Tonne Challenge asks each Canadian (even though you are a student, you are still expected to be socially responsible!... Read more

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Zero tolerance for weekend B&E and bottle-throwing, thanks to London's Project Speakeasy II
After responding to several noise and disturbance calls related to an out-of-control Second Street bash over the weekend, two police officers were forced to dodge projectile beer bottles thrown by unruly partiers. The Project Speakeasy II officers, ... Read more

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Intimate show proves K'naan is about more than just music
The miniscule amount of students who made it to the K'naan show last Tuesday witnessed the definition of powerful, politically charged music.

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Men and women get smashed for different reasons; study
Sloshed, hammered, loaded, liquored or shit-faced, either way you say it, chances are you have all spent a night or two paralyzed by bountiful amounts of booze. But guys have different reasons for doing it, according to a recent study. The drinking... Read more

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OSAP loans still breaking the bank
As it stands, bankruptcy is still off limits to those graduates who have accumulated thousands of dollars in student debt. Over the summer the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), an organization representing a coalition of Canadian post-secondary... Read more

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The Fair Coffee Trade: Spilling the beans
You can now get one step closer to saving the world just by ordering your morning coffee. No, unfortunately Tim Hortons is not looking to sponsor a superhero, but the Oasis is selling coffee that is guaranteed to ensure coffee bean farmers are makin... Read more

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Apprenticeship students get their “hands-on” $1.3 million
Due to the success of a pilot culinary program launched at Fanshawe last year, the provincial government announced an Ontario-wide expansion and increased funding to the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program. Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Traini... Read more

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Londoner doling out $6.2 billion for Canadian post-secondary education
Over the summer Premier McGuinty made several changes to his cabinet lineup, and as a result a familiar face was appointed to the posting of Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. After spending almost two years as Labour Minister, London ... Read more

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Support staff accept 11th hour negotiation offer; strike is off
A tentative agreement was made between the college support staff and their employers last week, which avoided a potentially disruptive strike at colleges across Ontario during the first week of classes. On September 1, one week before workers were s... Read more

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Use spare change for Fanshawe “ghetto” change
Spare change being dropped into city parking meters may soon be used to hire more by-law officers to crack down on housing infringements and clean up student “ghettos.” Councillor Bernie MacDonald, who is spearheading the meter campaign,... Read more

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Sweet Sixteen? Not likely
Forget, high profile documentaries like Madonna: Truth or Dare, Supersize Me and Fahrenheit 911, one film that must be revisited is Talk 16. Many of you youngin's might have missed the debut of Talk 16 back in 1991, when gym teachers all over Ca... Read more

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Local band finds the joy in music in Forwell Hall
What's in a name? Apparently a lot for local rock—delicacy Popjoy, who recently changed their name to The Joys to avoid the dreaded pop band label. “We didn't want our music to be limited to a genre,” said Shawn Smith, bas... Read more

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Roberts will rock Frosh Rock
He performed in front of the world during Live 8, took home three Juno Awards in 2004, and now, Sam Roberts will be rocking Fanshawe during orientation festivities.

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Plummer brings the Lark to life on the Stratford stage
Amanda Plummer's childish grin and gleaming eyes give life to a woman who has been dead for almost 600 years. The Lark, on stage at Stratford's Festival Theatre until October 29, recounts the tale of Joan of Arc through a series of flashback... Read more

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Shiny, happy fundraising at Fanshawe College
Dig deep into your pockets because the largest student run fundraiser in Canada is set to sweep across over fifty college and university campuses. The Shinerama campaign, which raises money and awareness for The Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, ... Read more

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You go to class here, you might as well work here, too
Between 35 hours of class, umpteen hours of homework and a hectic social life, it's hard for a college student to add a part-time job to help make ends meet. Implemented by the Fanshawe Student Union, the work-study program hooks students up wit... Read more

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FSU always serves you better
The times they are a-changin' for services here on campus, but only to better accommodate the students of Fanshawe. The Student Union Building, near Forwell Hall, will be the new home of a Uniglobe travel centre. If all negotiations go as plann... Read more

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A new look for crimefighting
Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful then a locomotive, its… Campus Security with their new, upgraded image.

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