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Interrobang articles by Erika Faust


FSU FAQs
No matter what questions you have, you can always turn to the FSU staff. They understand that many students are away from home and dealing with a variety of issues, from awful roommates to struggling with the pace of their program. “It’... Read this article

Drunk driving simulator drives message home
There is never an excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're inebriated. There are always other options: staying the night, taking the bus or a cab home or calling a friend or a family member to pick you up. Unfortunately, not all ... Read this article

Staying sane during the holidays
Happy Holidays! Or... not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely... Read this article

Stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of O... Read this article

Stroke, slurp and suck your way to pleasure
Dr. Jessica O’Reilly, a Toronto-based sexologist with a Ph.D. in human sexuality, hosts all kinds of workshops on everything from communication to secrets of successful couples to great sex. She had plenty of juicy oral sex tips to share &n... Read this article

FSU FAQs
At the beginning of September, the staff at the Fanshawe Student Union is swamped with questions from students. Here are the most common queries that staffers Tiffany Kicks and Emma-Lee Zekveld have heard during their years at the FSU. What ... Read this article

Farewell, Fanshawe!
For the last three and a half years, my life has revolved around one thing: making this newspaper the very best it can be. I've spent countless hours interviewing people on campus and around the city, writing hundreds of stories and editing ... Read this article

Scavenger hunt has heart
Zoom around downtown London and participate in heart-healthy fitness challenges for awesome prizes — the Heart and Stroke Foundation's second annual Hunt for Heart event takes place on April 26! “Hunt for Heart is a scavenger ... Read this article

Falcons hope to roost in City Hall
Nearly one-fifth of London's population is between the ages of 15 and 25. The London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) is seeking to harness these young people's energy and ideas to influence the leaders of today and build the leaders of t... Read this article

Pens into park benches
Fanshawe's Bookstore has a lineup recycling receptacles for used batteries, toner cartridges and old electronics. A colourful new box has joined the group, and this one turns used-up office supplies into something amazing. Partnering with ... Read this article

Downtown campus receives tech boost
TechAlliance and Fanshawe College are teaming up to give students at the downtown campus increased access to high-tech mobile devices and invaluable entrepreneurial mentorship. Students in the digital media programs offered at the downtown ca... Read this article

What do you want to see on the 2014/15 handbook?
Grab your crayons and markers, snatch your camera and fire up PhotoShop, because it's time for Fanshawe's annual handbook cover contest! “The handbook cover contest is a great opportunity to get your work published and seen by th... Read this article

Eye on Campus
Fanshawe College's second-year Fine Art students are excited to present their Don't Stop e Dance art show at e Arts Project (203 Dundas St.) from March 11 to 15. e walls of e Arts Project will be lined by 23 students' art pieces f... Read this article

Seed Your Startup helps businesses bloom
Spring is nearly here (we hope), and flowers aren't the only things starting to sprout up. BizInc's third annual Seed Your Startup business pitch event is breathing life into local post-secondary students' business ideas, and they ... Read this article

Share your talents at the Dundas Street Festival
On June 14, Dundas Street will come alive with artists, performers and vendors, turning downtown London into a family-friendly street party. Organizers are currently seeking street performers and performance artists to participate in the festi... Read this article

Meow-velous trivia night to help local feral cats
You don't have to be a cat lover to attend Cats' Night Out at the Dawghouse, but it'll help a lot. Progressive Animal Welfare Services' second annual trivia night on February 25 will put your kitty knowledge to the test with do... Read this article

A small cost for a priceless experience
Have you heard of the hidden job market? According to Forbes magazine, 80 per cent of all jobs are never posted. So while you may be checking KnightHunter and other local job sites on a daily basis — or employing the “spray and pray... Read this article

Starting Grounds is brewing up conversations
There are thousands of awesome people doing very cool things in our city, but it can be tough for students to connect with these community leaders. Networking events can be intimidating, and the #LdnONT conversation on Twitter sometimes moves ... Read this article

Fanshawe celebrates First Nations arts and culture
Explore First Nations culture through art, music, dance and more. The Indigenous Music, Arts and Culture Celebration will take place in Forwell Hall on February 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Andrew Judge, a Fanshawe instructor who's helping to... Read this article

Don't get the cold shoulder with a cold call
Cold calling — contacting a company that has no postings for jobs you're qualified for — is one of the toughest things some job seekers do during their hunt. It means contacting people who work at a company you respect, talking about ... Read this article

International Week is an adventure on campus
Imagine a place where you can get a henna tattoo while you munch on some homemade Nigerian baked goods. You can learn origami from a guy who really knows his stuff, you can see art from India, China and Africa, and you can even attend a fashio... Read this article

You're invited to a celebration of First Nations arts and culture
Singing, dancing, music, art and a tasty lunch adds up to a stellar event, and everyone's invited. The Indigenous Music, Arts and Culture Celebration will take place in Forwell Hall on February 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It's a chance ... Read this article

Canadian artists, Canadian hits at Share The Land show
During his life, Jack Richardson influenced generations of musicians through his work with bands like The Guess Who, Alice Cooper and Bob Seger and had a massive impact on countless students as a professor in Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts... Read this article

Get your resume ready - Career Week is here
The annual Career and Summer Job Fair takes place on February 5 in J Gym at the London campus, and it's your chance to connect with representatives from nearly 90 local and area organizations from a variety of industries. The most importan... Read this article

SRID showcases students' studies
Fanshawe students work on some pretty amazing things throughout the year, and Student Research and Innovation Day on March 26 is a chance for some to show off their stuff. “One of the things we want to do with Student Research Day is hav... Read this article

Get your dance on with Keys N Krates
On January 31, Forwell Hall will be transformed into a dance club, complete with black lights, glow sticks and beats to keep you dancing all night long. “It's going to be the biggest on-campus party that we're going to have all y... Read this article

Fifty-four hours, five big ideas, future viable businesses
Calling all student entrepreneurs! It's time to fine-tune your business ideas, because Startup Weekend is taking over Fanshawe from February 7 to 9. Stuart Murray, one of the organizers of the event, described it as “a 54-hour event ... Read this article

Career Week can broaden your horizons
The Career Fair may be one of the big highlights of Career Week, but there are three other events hosted that week that are definitely worth your time, too. On February 4, representatives from the London Small Business Centre will be giving a ... Read this article

What do you want to see on the 2014/15 handbook?
Grab your crayons and markers, snatch your camera and fire up PhotoShop, because it's time for Fanshawe's annual handbook cover contest! “The handbook cover contest is a great opportunity to get your work published and seen by th... Read this article

Interrobang is your ticket south
What's your favourite place to read Interrobang? Do you read it while you go for a run in Fitness 101, or get caught up while you get comfy in the Library? If you submit a photo of yourself reading the Interrobang, the next place you may f... Read this article

Raising your alcohol IQ
Between parties and pubs, students don't always have a safe space to learn about alcohol. On January 21 in The Out Back Shack, Jennifer Gillespie, Fanshawe's campus life facilitator, is aiming to change that. Inspired by the YOLO event... Read this article

Is your resume Career-Fair ready?
With just over two weeks until Fanshawe Career Services' annual Career Fair, you've got plenty of time to pump up your resume to impress nearly 90 employers from a variety of sectors. But do you know what to include (and what not to in... Read this article

Stay sane - take care of your brain
The semester is already ramping up into that super stressful mess of tests, projects, papers and more. Take a break with the Fanshawe Student Union's Mental Health Awareness Week this week. “The reason that it was started was to help... Read this article

Drunk driving simulator drives message home
There is never an excuse for getting behind the wheel when you're inebriated. There are always other options: staying the night, taking the bus or a cab home, or calling a friend or a family member to pick you up. Unfortunately, not all yo... Read this article

Step up your rep with your CCR
Coming out of college, many people think their diploma alone represents everything they learned in the last few years. Equally as important as the hard skills learned in hours of classwork are the soft skills learned outside the classroom &mda... Read this article

A firsthand look into farming sustainability
“Sustainability” is a word that's being tossed around a lot these days, but what does it actually mean? How can regular people live more sustainable lives, and how can larger entities, such as farms, incorporate sustainable prac... Read this article

Big plans for old books
Students across Ontario are saving money on textbooks while making a world of difference to a student in another country. Textbooks for Change was born of a fundraising idea by Western University student Chris Janssen. Collecting used textbook... Read this article

Fashion students sew awesome
Months of preparation and hard work boiled down to six minutes of PowerPoint presentations, demonstrations and speeches, all for the chance at snagging a $1,000 grant to bring a big idea to life. On November 27, during the firstever Awesome Fa... Read this article

R.A.D. training helps to cultivate confidence
“READY!” “STAY BACK!” “READY!” “NO!” The shouts can be heard down the hall as Spec. Const. Lisa Andersen runs practice drills with female staff and students from Fanshawe, watching carefully as ... Read this article

Time to prepare for the Career Fair
Career Services' annual Career Fair is a little less than a month away, but it's never too early to get ready by perfecting your resume and cover letter, practising your elevator pitch and polishing up your networking skills. The Caree... Read this article

Office of the Ombuds 20th anniversary celebration
On December 4, Fanshawe's Office of the Ombuds celebrated its 20th anniversary in Forwell Hall. Prizes were awarded, snacks were shared, and everyone had a great time. Read this article

Donate a perfect Christmas to a local family in need
You may have seen small donation boxes popping up in the Oasis, the Biz Booth and even the Publications office. Next time you see one, toss a little spare change in there — you'll be helping the Fanshawe Student Union provide a perfe... Read this article

Library offers 24/7 hours during exams
It's time to crack open your textbooks, uncap your highlighters and get down to business. In order to provide students with a safe, quiet place to study, the Library and Media Services on Fanshawe's London campus will once again offer ... Read this article

Open your grades before your gifts
You're probably already thinking ahead to your holiday plans, but don't forget that you're still a student throughout the winter break. Part of your responsibilities as a student includes checking your grades and knowing your academ... Read this article

Fanshawe student donates dental hygiene products to At Lohsa
The spirit of giving is in the air, and one third-year Dental Hygiene student made an invaluable donation toward oral health care to one of our community's sectors in need. In early October, Meaghan Bennett held a pizza party to raise fun... Read this article

Giving the gift of gaming
Despite the chilly late- November weather, the Project Play team was all smiles when they handed off a gaming bundle to N'Amerind Friendship Centre in London. Project Play is a gaming celebration that takes place on Fanshawe's campus ... Read this article

Stand on the Sixth
December 6 is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Fanshawe College will join the nation in remembering those whose lives have been forever changed by gendered violence. On December 6 at 12 p.m., a memorial fo... Read this article

Awesome students prepare for pitch night
The night we've all been waiting for has finally arrived. November 27 is when four students will pitch their awesome ideas for improving the Fanshawe community in the hopes of taking home the $1,000 grant to bring their idea to life. Prese... Read this article

Manly bands hit the OBS stage for Movember
New Music Night at The Out Back Shack on Movember 29 is gonna rock your socks off. “We have three bands coming in for New Music Night — it's a cock rock night,” said Allie Neeb, the Fanshawe Student Union's VP Enterta... Read this article

Riding with the Fanshawe Five-O
It's Halloween, and the spooks are out in full force on campus. It's my glimpse into the night of an emergency responder at Fanshawe. My partner for the evening, Special Constable Brent Arseneault, cuts an impressive figure. He stands a... Read this article

Donating a perfect Christmas to a local family in need
You may have seen small donation boxes popping up in the Oasis, the Biz Booth and even the Publications office. Next time you see one, toss a little spare change in there — you'll be helping the Fanshawe Student Union provide a perfe... Read this article

New towers on tap for Out Back Shack
There's nothing like relaxing after a long day of class with an ice-cold beer, and with The Out Back Shack's new draught towers, that beer is going to be colder and more refreshing than ever. The towers, provided by Molson Coors and La... Read this article

Who will win the Community Cup?
Falcons and police are going head to head on the ice tomorrow. “It's the second annual Community Cup hockey challenge in support of the United Way,” said Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin. “It's a fantastic hockey gam... Read this article

Faces of Fanshawe
Ever wondered if you're making the most out of your time at Fanshawe? The Faces of Fanshawe are here to be your guides to a fantastic student experience. Faces of Fanshawe is a brand-new social media campaign by Fanshawe's Marketing departm... Read this article

Will you take The Pledge?
“I believe that everybody has the right to live in a community where they feel safe, included, valued and accepted regardless of differences. I pledge to be respectful of others and stand up against bullying whenever and wherever I see i... Read this article

Falcon goes claw to claw with the Dragons
When second-year Business Accounting student Derek Lamoureux received his first turntable for Christmas at age 16, he never knew where it would lead him. Just over two years later, he stepped onto the set of one of the most popular television ... Read this article

Bewhiskered bros, let's see your Mo's!
It's the wonderfullest, woolliest time of the year — a time when moustaches peek out from under noses to spread love and joy across the land. “Students should definitely support Movember because it's a great cause,” s... Read this article

No apologies for Project L.E.A.R.N.
It was a typical day in early September. Corporate Communications and Public Relations student Priya Das had finished a day of class and was hanging out in her Fleming Drive townhouse, chatting on Skype with her boyfriend. The quiet afternoon ... Read this article

Demons and ghouls, come out to play!
Whatever you're dressing as on October 31, make sure it's something that boosts your agility (may I suggest cat burglar cat?): Fanshawe's first-ever Halloween dodgeball event will be taking place in Gyms 1 and 2. Get your costumed ... Read this article

Warm and cozy for a cause
On the morning of November 25, downtown London and Stratford will be a sight to behold: hundreds of red scarves will be draped over lampposts, fire hydrants, trees and fences to brighten up the city with a punch of colour and raise awareness f... Read this article

Give your brain a break this week
This week is Mental Health and Wellness Week at Fanshawe, which means there are tons of activities to help staff and students relax, take a break and recharge during this busy time of year. On October 21, We Got Game will be taking over Forwel... Read this article

Local businesses beef up their office space
Two local high-tech companies are making a historic move, and it all started with a tweet. On April 9, Shawn Adamsson, an owner of digital design company rtraction, tweeted: “We've started to look at new office space. To say that we&... Read this article

London Children's Museum dreaming big for the future
The London Children's Museum has been a pillar of the London community for nearly four decades. For the past 30 years, it has been located in the old Riverview School building at 21 Wharncliffe Rd. S., and now it's time to make a chang... Read this article

Student services get centralized in F building
Last year, if you needed to access various student services, you'd end up running all over Fanshawe's campus, hiking to A building for peer tutoring and math help, then dashing to F building for counselling services and test-taking spa... Read this article

A fiery start to annual United Way campaign
Every year, Fanshawe College staff, faculty and students spend October to February raising funds for the United Way, and every year they start the campaign off the most delicious way they know how — with a chili cookoff. This year's ... Read this article

Former social worker faces the music
As he struggled with anxiety and panic disorder, Paul Federici has seen low lows. Now, as a singer, he's soared to new heights. A social worker, Federici counselled people with mental health issues as he fought his own silent battle. &ldqu... Read this article

Fanshawe needs your input
Fanshawe College is looking for staff, alumni and students' input on one simple but important question: “Why Fanshawe?” They will answer that question through a series of facilitated, informal group discussions called FutureCas... Read this article

Fanshawe beams in Shinerama afterglow
Ola Akinsara has a lot to be proud of. The VP Internal of the Fanshawe Student Union worked hard throughout August and September to organize volunteers, host events and collect money for Shinerama, an annual event that raises money for cystic ... Read this article

Check your drinking, your body will thank you
You probably have a pretty good idea of how much alcohol you drink in a typical week. But do you know how much money that's cost you or how many calories you've consumed in alcohol over the past 12 months? Fanshawe's Check Your Dr... Read this article

Sexy (and educated) in the city
The Fanshawe Student Union's Sexual Awareness Week may be over, but for the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, it's just ramping up. They're kicking off their annual Are You Doin' It? campaign with a celebration, Single In The City, on Sep... Read this article

Putting waste in the right place
Fanshawe staff and students produce a lot of waste, but we keep most of it out of the landfill. In 2011: - 57% of our waste was sent to RECYCLING - 5% of our food waste was sent for COMPOSTING - The rest, 38%, was sent to the LANDFILL That ... Read this article

Find inner peace with open meditation sessions
If life's hustle and bustle are getting you down, The Quiet Group on campus is the perfect place to relax and recharge. “The group is for any student who would like to learn some new skills for coping with the stress and the demands ... Read this article

What's your awesome idea, Fanshawe?
If you had $1,000 to change Fanshawe, how would you use it? Would you buy a trampoline so students could bounce their stress away between classes? Would you spend it on care packages to give out during exam periods? Would you “make it ra... Read this article

If you're doin' it, do it right!
Getting tested for STIs might just be the least sexy thing about having sex. You're poked, you're prodded and you might have to pee into a tiny cup — not most people's idea of a raunchy good time. But think about it this way: ... Read this article

A fitting fundraiser for a fashion show
Everyone has that one item of clothing that just doesn't fit right. It hangs in your closet, taunting you, but every time you try it on, it sags and bags and is generally unflattering. Third-year Fashion Design students want to get that ite... Read this article

New local website offers support for suicide survivors
On September 10, London- Middlesex Suicide Prevention Council launched its new website, lmspc.ca, to offer help to people who are dealing with thoughts of suicide or coping after a loss. Launched with a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundat... Read this article

Get in the game with Project Play
On September 22, J Gym and SC Building are going to become a whole lot more playful. London-based Project Play, now in its second year, is a celebration of all things fun — board games; video games and card games to cosplay and anime; bu... Read this article

Fanshawe says farewell
For 41 years, Dr. Howard Rundle has been a constant presence on Fanshawe's campus. College President since 1995, he has seen thousands of students come and go, and has shaped the College's reputation in the community and around the wor... Read this article

Make your voice heard with the class rep system
See something in your classroom or on campus that you want to change? If you want to make a difference during your time at Fanshawe, consider signing up to be a class rep. As the Vice President of External and Academic Affairs for the Fanshaw... Read this article

A rockin' start to the new school year
A Falcon is flying home to kick off the Fall semester with his sweet tunes. Pat Maloney, Music Industry Arts alumnus and former entertainment programmer for the Fanshawe Student Union, is taking the stage with local band Gypsy Ghosts and Hamilton-ba... Read this article

Bus outta campus and into the city
Your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can take in many of the sights and sounds of sunny London. 4 Oxford East Downtown Core and Richmond Row Read this article

FSU FAQs
At the beginning of September, the staff at the Fanshawe Student Union is swamped with questions from students. Here are the most common queries that Front Office staffers Tiffany Kicks and Emma-Lee Zekveld have heard during their two and a half ye... Read this article

Love to write? Looking for a job? Read on!
If that headline caught your eye, you're exactly the type of student that we at Interrobang want to add to our team of talented writers. Interrobang is the weekly campus newspaper, and we're always looking for a fresh perspective on Fan... Read this article

Fanshawe's time to shine
Throughout the month of September, colleges and universities across Canada get creative to raise money for cystic fibrosis research in an event known as Shinerama. Last year, they raised over $1 million, and this year, everyone's gearing u... Read this article

New school year, new look for FanshaweOnline
Students logging into FanshaweOnline for the first time since April will notice some big changes. A sleeker design complete with brand-new navigation buttons and a simplified organizational style will allow students to receive more updates th... Read this article

Soak up the sun with Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons are performing a sold-out concert in Norfolk County in August, and the Fanshawe Student Union wants to send you to that show! All you have to do is attend the FSU's awesome summer events for your chance to win a pair of tick... Read this article

Fanshawe's plan for the future
Fanshawe has released its Strategic Plan for the 2013/14 school year, and it's a doozie of a document. Its 60-plus pages outline the College's strategies for student success, retention, expansion and more in the coming years. The Strat... Read this article

Fanshawe operates at gold standard in food safety
Whether they're munching on stir fry from the Seven Seas in Oasis or sitting down for a first-class lunch at Saffron's, diners on campus can rest assured that Fanshawe's 14 food service locations are operating at some of the highest... Read this article

Soak up the sun with Mumford & Sons
Mumford & Sons are performing a sold-out concert in Norfolk County in August, and the Fanshawe Student Union wants to send you to that show! All you have to do is attend the FSU's awesome summer events for your chance to win a pair of tickets. S... Read this article

Fringe seeks fun, fantastic, fastidious volunteers
Fringe is one of the highlights of London's festival schedule, and it needs your help! If you love theatre, if you want to support art or if you just want to volunteer for a great cause, the Fringe Festival wants you on their team. From June 5 t... Read this article

Support Fanshawe students at the first annual First Take Film Festival
Students from Fanshawe's Advanced Filmmaking (AFM), Audio Post-Production and Theatre Arts programs have been writing, filming, acting and working their hardest to put together short films that will dazzle audiences at the First Take Film Festiva... Read this article

Wild Bird Care Centre crowned worst charity website in the country
The Wild Bird Care Centre (WBCC) of Nepean, Ontario has been given the dubious honour of being crowned the worst charity website in the entire country. With that title comes a pretty sweet prize: a website makeover worth $20,000, provided by London ... Read this article

The search for London's SOUPerstars
How is a bowl of soup like a community? Gary Zavitz has the answer. “It's about combining ingredients together — something savoury and something that has the aroma, that inviting quality to it. Such is the idea of events like London... Read this article

Cleo cracks jokes while covering the classics
Josephine Cleo is bringing her big voice and big personality to the stage once again in a can't-miss show. The April 27 performance at London Music Club will be Cleo's third concert in London, but this show promises to be a little diff... Read this article

Sustainable Energy Symposium holding poster contest
If you're passionate about sustainable energy and you've worked on a project in that field, it's time to harness your creativity and create a poster for your project — you could be rewarded with up to $300. The Student Project... Read this article

Environmental Awareness Week is coming
The Fanshawe Student Union is going green from April 8 to 12 with its annual Environmental Awareness Week. This year, each day will have a different theme: April 8 will focus on energy conservation, April 9 on alternative transportation, April... Read this article

Event shines spotlight on students' mental health
On March 25, representatives from the Fanshawe community started a conversation about a very difficult but important topic: youth and suicide. The roundtable discussion was led by Fanshawe Student Union President Zack Dodge, The Jack Project ... Read this article

Taking a seat behind the president's desk
Wil Sorrell has been the president of the OPSEU Local 109 union, and after March 20, he can add another presidency to his resume: President of Fanshawe College. He won the presidential prize in an auction during Fanshawe's United Way camp... Read this article

Worst Charity Website Contest voting now open
Which Canadian charity has a website that's most in need of some help? That's up for you to decide! Local digital agency rtraction's charity website makeover contest is now open for voting. Through their second annual Canada's Worst Charity We... Read this article

Fanshawe shows true blue colours for Make-A-Wish
Every year, Make-A-Wish Southwestern Ontario grants dozens of wishes from children with life-threatening medical conditions. Fanshawe students are helping those wishes come true. From 12 to 1 p.m. on March 27, Forwell Hall is the place to be t... Read this article

Gourlay grabs presidential victory
The candidates were neck and neck throughout the race, but Adam Gourlay inched ahead of Kendra Sauder to become the president of the Fanshawe Student Union for the 2013/14 school year. Gourlay said it feels fantastic to win. “It was an a... Read this article

Mind Stack combines imagination and collaboration
David Uram knew he wanted to start a technology business, but didn't have programming skills. William Favaro was looking to start a venture, but didn't have business skills. “Where do we meet, of all places? The classifieds websi... Read this article

What does “student experience” mean to you?
The iExperience contest officially launched on March 18, and it's your chance to capture on film what the term “student experience” means to you as a Fanshawe student. Tabbitha Price is the Corporate Communications and Public R... Read this article

Relay to remember, celebrate and raise awareness
Whether you've personally battled cancer or you've helped a friend or family member fight the disease, it's something that has affected us all. Matthew Stewart's life was touched by cancer earlier this year. “One of my (v... Read this article

Unity of London offers mind-opening events
Unity of London wants to expand Londoners' horizons with two events this month. Unity of London is a spiritual, New Thought community. “We're Christian, we follow the teachings of Jesus, and we see Jesus as our Way Show-er,&rdquo... Read this article

Planting local business ideas
If you've got a great idea for a local business and are looking for a little seed money to get started, you're the perfect applicant for the annual Seed Your Startup competition, which is currently accepting applications. Seed Your Sta... Read this article

Your dream summer job could be right under your nose
Now that March is here, you may be thinking ahead to your summer job. If so, then read on, because Interrobang wants YOU to apply to be a summer writer! We're putting together a team of passionate, dedicated student writers to help us crea... Read this article

Contest beautifies the Internet, one charity website at a time
Many charities put so much time and effort into helping others that their website falls by the wayside. Maybe a charity's website is stuck in the '90s, complete with animations and autoplaying tinny music. Maybe it was made by someone's friend... Read this article

A fitting fundraiser for Unbound
Everyone has that one item of clothing that doesn't fit quite right. It hangs in your closet, taunting you with its unique design, but every time you try it on, it just doesn't work. Four second-year Fashion Design students want to get that i... Read this article

Celebrate V-Day in a new way
Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with a long-term beau or just starting a new relationship, there's a lot to do in London on this day of love. Love Bumps There are lots of easily accessible hills in London that make for some great tobogg... Read this article

Get networked
For some people (full disclosure: "some people" includes me), "networking" is a scary word. It means going to events full of people who know each other and not seeing a single familiar face. It means introducing yourself to strangers and making small... Read this article

Educational videos showcase cancer research
February 4 is World Cancer Day, a day to dispel myths and spread knowledge about the disease. Locally, it's also the official launch of an educational video series called "Bench to Bedside" by the Elgin-Middlesex Unit of the Canadian Cancer So... Read this article

Training for job success
It's Career Week and everyone is thinking about their future. We have a fantastic resource for career assistance on campus (Career Services in D1063), but there is a lot of help available off campus as well. "When you're graduating, you're lo... Read this article

Fanshawe curlers sweep up the competition
When Fanshawe's men's and women's curling teams headed to Humber College for a Bonspiel in mid-January, they totally rocked. Both teams went undefeated for the tournament, earning a topplace finish. "The tournament went as well as we could ha... Read this article

London Startup Weekend seeks big ideas
Fine-tune your business ideas and polish up your pitches — London's first-ever Startup Weekend is taking place at Fanshawe from February 8 to 10. Startup Weekend is a frenzied 54-hour event in which people team up to brainstorm, write a ... Read this article

Battle the winter blues
The third Monday in January is sometimes called the most depressing day of the year. Even if you don't believe that claim, you might still be feeling the winter blues. When you combine that crappy weather with the fact that you're back in scho... Read this article

Gear up for Career Week
Career Week is just a few short weeks away, and there's so much to do: write cover letters, update resumes, put together a professional outfit and work on that elevator pitch. If that all sounds a bit overwhelming, or even if you just want to ... Read this article

Purple campaigns smash stigma, break silence
In November, Londoners painted the town purple as part of the London Abused Women's Centre's Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign. Some London high school students went above and beyond, painting their faces purple and dressing up in purpl... Read this article

Self-published book nets top Fanshawe honours
In September 2011, Carl Juniper was in the same position many college students are when they first come to school. He was away from home for the first time and he was nervous about his classes and making friends. Every day, from the day school... Read this article

Time to apply for bursaries and scholarships
It's the start of a new semester, and in addition to new classes, new teachers and tons of homework, it's also time to get your hands on some free money. The college wide awards have been open since early December and Winter semester bursaries... Read this article

First generation students find support at Fanshawe
Students who are the first generation of their family to attend postsecondary education (that is, their parents didn't attend college or university) may face unique challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to expec... Read this article

Getting wild in the Forest City
A six-part series of talks by Nature London is showing Londoners the importance of protecting and preserving the wilder citizens of our city, from backyard birds to beavers and turtles, not to mention all sorts of plant life. The goal of these... Read this article

Mentorship program makes 100th match
The Larry Myny Mentorship Program has been connecting Fanshawe students with industry professionals for over six years, making over 400 matches in that time. In 2012 alone, the program made over 100 matches. "We're happy to have the most matc... Read this article

Remembering on December 6
On December 6, the London and Fanshawe communities paid tribute to the 14 women who were killed on this day in 1989 l'École Polytechnique de Montréal in Quebec. Twenty-three years have passed since the day a gunman entered the school and killed ... Read this article

A stress-free holiday
Between shopping, visiting the family and going to all those crazy holiday parties, the winter season is never easy for anyone. So, with the help of organizational wizard Heather Burke, member of the Professional Organizers of Canada and owner of... Read this article

Connecting London's golf community online
With snow finally falling and the holidays approaching, golf may not be at the fore of many people's minds. LondonOntarioGolf.com, a website published and edited by Fanshawe profess... Read this article

Theatre Arts students get silly with Shakespeare
If you like slapstick comedy mixed with a serious case of mistaken identity and a whole lot of puns and hilarious wordplay thrown in, then you're the perfect audience member for Fanshawe Theatre Arts' students production of The Comedy of Error... Read this article

Thinking ahead to the Career Fair
Your thoughts are probably turning to the holiday break, but now is the time to start thinking past December and into the year ahead. It may seem early, but now is the time to start thinking about summer jobs or careers after graduation and pr... Read this article

Artists brush up to support local schools
For nearly 40 years, children in the London area have explored, discovered and learned in The Children's Museum. With their April 2013 signature event, The Brush Off, the Museum aims to share that sense of joy and wonder with less fortunate ch... Read this article

Workshop helps students manage mental health
If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed, or you're dealing with some mental health issues, know you're not alone. Connect for Mental Health is presenting an open workshop, Tools for School, on December 3 to help you cope. Teaming with ... Read this article

For the love of gaming
Christmas came early this year for Merrymount Children's Centre when the Project Play team dropped off stacks of brand-new board games and video games, as well as a big-screen TV. Project Play hosted an event in Fanshawe's Student Centre build... Read this article

Poinsettias splash colour across campus
Fanshawe's Horticulture Technician students' months of hard work have paid off: the greenhouse in N-building is bursting with beautiful poinsettias, on sale now. Summer students planted 1,000 poinsettias at the beginning of August and tended ... Read this article

#LdnOnt helps family in crisis
If you're an active Twitter user, you may already be familiar with #LdnOnt. It's the hashtag Londoners use to connect with each other to talk about local politics, share news, make friends or even save a family in crisis. Monica's (name change... Read this article

Game on! Board games rise to the tabletop
Move over, Monopoly! Step aside, Scrabble! There are new games in town. Well, actually, they're not all that new. Hardcore board gaming geeks have been playing these games for over a decade, but they're just now coming into the mainstream. They're ... Read this article

Charity Ball seeks volunteers
It's time to start planning the Fanshawe Student Union's annual Charity Ball, so consider this your formal invitation to help! If you're interested in volunteering and helping to plan this semiformal event, you can show up to the first meeting... Read this article

Resumania ramps up your resume
Your resume is often the first thing an employer looks at when considering whether or not to give you an interview. Whether you're looking for a part-time job during school, a career for after graduation or you're looking ahead to April and th... Read this article

Should you stay or should you go?
London's talent pool is leaking away, and one community engagement group is working hard to retain talented young citizens and get them excited about living here. According to a survey of Londoners by Emerging Leaders, nearly 60 per cent of re... Read this article

Putting Business students on the path to success
Liska Martindale-Dubrule is bringing 12 years of employment consulting expertise to her new role as the Career Services consultant for the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business. She officially started in this new role in mid-September, but she ha... Read this article

Would you hire you?
Job interviews can be nervewracking - you can get tonguetied, lose your train of thought, fill awkward silences with "um"s and "like"s. A new product brought to Fanshawe students through Career Services and Co-Op aims to calm pre-interview jit... Read this article

A new vision for education
Change may be looming on the horizon for Ontario's post-secondary education (PSE) sector. This past summer, a discussion paper from the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities sparked a provincewide discussion between colleges, univer... Read this article

Biz Booth working to fix Greyhound ticket issues
Many students rely on the Biz Booth to purchase tickets for the intercity Greyhound bus — over 50 tickets are sold there each week. But if you've tried to purchase a Greyhound ticket at the Biz Booth since October 12, you've been out of ... Read this article

'Staches raise cash for men's health
When it gets chilly outside, people get woolly to raise money for a great cause. Movember sees moustaches of all kinds sprout up — from the iconic Burt Reynolds moustache to retro pencil moustaches — as the hirsute members of our F... Read this article

Biz Booth working to fix Greyhound ticket issues
One of the most popular features at the Biz Booth is the fact that they sell tickets for the intercity Greyhound bus — over 50 tickets are sold there each week. But if you've tried to purchase a Greyhound ticket at the Biz Booth since October 1... Read this article

Volunteer Fair showcases local opportunities
We all know that volunteering is great for the community, for our own mental health and for our resumes, but sometimes the only barrier to getting involved is finding the time to go down to a local charity and signing up. The Volunteer Fair, w... Read this article

Oasis wraps up utensil controversy
When Derek Meerburg, who is in his second year of Fanshawe's Paramedic program, picked up his first Western skillet of the school year at the Oasis, he was "absolutely disgusted" by what he saw: unwrapped forks, knives and spoons in bins outsi... Read this article

Supporting first generation students
Students who are the first generation of their family to attend post-secondary education (that is, their parents didn't attend college or university) may face unique challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to exp... Read this article

Get creative with your leftovers
If you went home for the long weekend, Mom may have sent you back to school with a ton of Thanksgiving leftovers to gobble up. Here are some ideas to make your leftovers taste as good as they did the first time around. Turkey Shepherd's Pie ... Read this article

Your chance to bite the Big Apple
Explore Times Square, see Broadway shows and take a walk through Central Park — the Fanshawe Student Union is organizing a trip to New York and you're invited. From February 22 to 25, 2013, guests will stay in the Edison Hotel, an Art D... Read this article

Let's talk about shoes
If you've got a passion for fashion or a special place in your heart for shoes, listen up. Elizabeth Semmelhack, the senior curator of the Bata Show Museum in Toronto, is coming to Fanshawe on October 12 to give a presentation called "The High... Read this article

Take care of your mental health
College students have so much on their plates: balancing schoolwork, possibly a part- or full-time job, family life and a social life — not to mention taking care of their mental and physical health — is a tough task for anybody. It's no ... Read this article

Vigil honours missing and murdered Aboriginal women
October 4 is a day to reflect and remember. It's a day when the lives of missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls are honoured, and a time to lend extra support to the families of those women and girls. October 4 marks the seventh annua... Read this article

How's your mental health, Fanshawe?
"Your mental health directly connects to your success on campus," said Zack Dodge, President of the Fanshawe Student Union, speaking about the importance of the first-ever Mental Health Awareness Week on campus. "Social pressures can take away... Read this article

What's your talent, Fanshawe?
Calling all singers, dancers, contortionists and magicians! The Fanshawe Student Union is seeking talented Falcons of all kinds to show off their special skills for the first ever Fanshawe's Got Talent competition. "Fanshawe's Got Talent is e... Read this article

First-ever Project Play a great success
Some came in costume, some came in video game t-shirts and others proudly wore fuzzy Viking hats. No matter what you wore, though, if you were one of over 400 people who attended Project Play in the Student Centre building on September 16, you probab... Read this article

Being transgender
In 2010, the Interrobang received a letter from Kimberley, a transgender individual reaching out to those in the Fanshawe community who need support and opening the dialogue of what it means to be transgender. Since then, Kimberley has been featured ... Read this article

From flirty to dirty: a beginner's guide to dirty talk and phone sex
For some people, dirty talk is "the ultimate form of foreplay," said Dr. Carlen Costa, who is London's only sexologist. She described her job as helping people with their relationships and intimate desires. "It's a chance to slow down ... to feel the... Read this article

Get Stuffed a gut-bustin' good time
Joshua Rice has a pretty awesome job: he gets to travel across North America, participate in all kinds of different competitions and stuff his face with some of the most delicious (and outrageous amounts of) food imaginable. Rice is a host on ... Read this article

Get busy with Biz Inc.
Starting your own business is a daunting task. No matter how great your idea is, there are so many things to consider, from identifying a target market to figuring out who your competition will be to putting together a business plan. Biz Inc. ... Read this article

Mentorship program connects students with industry pros
A mentorship program on campus is getting students out of the classroom and into the real world, connecting them with professionals in their industry for some oneon- one conversation and possibly some on-the-job experience. The Larry Myny Ment... Read this article

Student job market not hot this summer
If you had a job this past summer, consider yourself lucky. The summer of 2012 had some of the lowest rates of student employment on record, according to Statistics Canada. From May to August each year, Statistics Canada's Labour Force Survey... Read this article

Students sentenced to debt
At the back of many students' minds is a number. It's a number that increases every time they use their debit card, every time they make a credit card payment, every time tuition fees are due. Experts say that by the time a student graduates f... Read this article

Geekin' out for a great cause
It's no secret that London is home to a huge nerd population, and weekly Friday Night Magic events at LA Mood, well-attended cosplay picnics and the huge turnout at the Video Games Live concert in March all prove it. Greg Picken and Matthew Ho... Read this article

Mike Lindsay says goodbye
Photos by Erika Faust An August 28 celebration honouring Mike Lindsay (above, centre), the retiring Athletics department manager, was held in the Oasis. Current and former Fanshawe staff, athletes and students celebrated Lindsay's 41-year career a... Read this article

Support for LGBT2S students
The first few weeks at Fanshawe are focused on making students feel welcome to campus and ensuring everybody feels like a part of the Fanshawe community. LGBT2S — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited — students may ... Read this article

A school within our college
It's the beginning of the school year and there are a ton of brandnew students on campus, eager to get started with classes and kickstart their education. One group of these new students is earning more than college credits — they'... Read this article

Study, have fun and L.E.A.R.N.
As new and returning students head to Western and Fanshawe to begin the school year, London police will maintain high visibility and strict law enforcement on and off campuses. London Police Services' twice-annual Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquo... Read this article

Got a question about FOL? Ambassadors are here to help
Fanshawe's getting the red-carpet treatment this year as FanshaweOnline Ambassadors are helping students navigate the electronic learning management system. From September 4 to September 14, FOL Ambassadors will host two sessions each day ... Read this article

New site opens the door to information for new students
What do I need to know before I start college? How do I figure out my finances? How will Fanshawe be different from high school? The months leading up to a students first year at college are full of questions, and the sheer amount of informati... Read this article

Don't be a dummy, budget your money
Between student loans, savings from your part-time job and, if you're lucky, some monetary contribution from your parents, you might have a few thousand dollars in your bank account right now. Managing your income from the beginning of the... Read this article

FSU seeks Falcon bands to serenade Forwell
If you're part of a hip-hop duo, a punk trio, a barbershop quartet or if you do it all in a one-man band, there are so many opportunities to rock out on campus. With events like New Music Night and the brand-new Fanshawe Live, this school ... Read this article

What turns you on, Fanshawe?
Whether you're wild and adventurous or vanilla and lovin' it, we want to know what goes on in your bedroom, on your living room couch, in public (?) and, most of all, in your head. It's time for the Interrobang's second annual S... Read this article

London police are on the C.A.S.E.
Every September, student-centric areas see an increased police presence in the annual Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction in Noise) campaign. Brand new for this year is C.A.S.E. (Community Alcohol Safety and Enforcement program), a ... Read this article

Fanshawe students envision the future
Students in Fanshawe's Integrated Land Planning Technologies degree program imagined what the future would look like as part of their thesis presentations. They showed off their ideas to planning staff from the City of London on August 17. The s... Read this article

A school within our college
It's the beginning of the school year and there are a ton of brand-new students on campus, eager to get started with classes and kick-start their education. One group of these new students is earning more than college credits - they're also w... Read this article

New site opens the door to information for new students
What do I need to know before I start college? How do I figure out my finances? How will Fanshawe be different from high school? The months leading up to your first year at college are full of questions, and the sheer amount of information on the Fa... Read this article

Former student council members net awards
Former Fanshawe Student Union executives Veronica Barahona and Andrew Payne made the FSU proud in May when they took home honours from the College Student Alliance (CSA) at the annual week-long changeover conference, where new student leaders met wit... Read this article

Young developers want to get your head in the game
Got a great idea for an iPad game but lacking the technical know-how to make your game a reality? The UntitledD team has got a program for that. They're currently working on a game creation platform for iPad. “This is going to be a tool to... Read this article

Beach Guide - Soak in the Summer
We all know summer equals beach time. Despite London's fairly dry location (we don't count the Thames as a summer hotspot), it is surrounded by plenty of places to get wet. Here are the Interrobang team's top five hottest beaches and ... Read this article

Road trippin'
Whether you're the kind of vacationer who likes to stay within the city limits or one who likes to get out of town, there's plenty of fun to be had in London and across the province — the only thing you need to do is decide what k... Read this article

Summer fun with the FSU
Summer's here, and the Fanshawe Student Union has plenty of events planned to make summer 2012 a blast. On June 6, head to the SUB courtyard outside Forwell Hall between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. for a delicious (and free!) Strawberry So... Read this article

Talk explores multiculturalism and the value of cultures
Canadian society is made up of people from cultures all over the world. But do all cultures have equal value? That's the big question that Tarek Fatah — author, broadcaster, social activist, Muslim and champion for a secular society —... Read this article

Revolutionize your plate on May 19
On May 19, it's time to revolutionize the way we eat - and the way we think about eating - with Food Revolution Day. Launched by the Jamie Oliver Foundation, this is meant to be a global day of action to inspire, educate and empower people everywher... Read this article

New First Nations Studies program seeks community input
The Spring Equinox Gathering, put together by faculty in Fanshawe's First Nations Centre, celebrated more than the coming of a new season; it gave community members a chance to collaborate on the new First Nations Studies program at Fanshawe. &l... Read this article

Kiss boredom goodbye with hot events in the city
KISSES, a monthly party put on by Follow the L, is a platform for local talent, sometimes raises money for good causes and is always a whole lot of fun. Layla Adonia is just finishing up Fanshawe's post-grad Marketing Management program, and is ... Read this article

L.E.A.R.N. returns
London Police Services' twice-annual Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction in Noise) campaign will begin on April 11 and will be operational until April 28. According to an LPS press release, specific attention will be paid to the ... Read this article

Student business ideas showcased at Seed Your Startup
Check out what some very talented Fanshawe College and University of Western Ontario students are up to at the first annual Seed Your Startup event on April 12. The event takes place from 1:30 to 5 p.m. in the Mustang Lounge at UWO. This business pi... Read this article

Fashion Design students show passion for fashion at Unbound 2012
Three months of hard work have finally paid off for Fanshawe's third-year Fashion Design students as they gear up for Unbound, an annual fashion show that shows off their top designs. The show takes place on April 14 at Museum London &mdas... Read this article

Spend your summer doing what you love with the Summer Company program
From landscaping to jewellery design to pretty much everything in between, the Summer Company program, one component of the Ontario Government's Summer Jobs Strategy, has funded all sorts of startups by students. The Summer Company program... Read this article

FSU and USC pledge to work together
The Fanshawe Student Union of Fanshawe College and the University Students' Council of the University of Western Ontario are teaming up. The two student organizations signed a new Memorandum of Understanding on April 3, which outlines thei... Read this article

Three Falcons set to change London
Is there a problem getting youth engaged in politics? Matt Ross, a Coordinator for the London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC), thinks people make it harder than it has to be. “I think it's done wrong,” he said. “Most youth ... Read this article

Clean green (and save a little green while you're at it!)
April has arrived, and that means it's time for spring cleaning! Name brand cleaning products can get pretty expensive — why bother with those when you probably have plenty of excellent natural cleaners lying around your house? Clean... Read this article

Eco-logical practices at Fanshawe
Fanshawe's school colour may be Pantone 185 red, but the College and the Student Union are taking real steps to become a bit more green. According to Sarah Van de Vooren, Environmental Program Coordinator at Fanshawe, nearly one million k... Read this article

Spring into career advice workshops
Spring has sprung and job opportunities have sprung up around the city of London, too. Fanshawe's Career Services is putting on workshops throughout the month to help you on your way to getting the perfect summer job or landing your dream ... Read this article

Open meeting to discuss public safety April 2
Proposed changes to the public nuisance bylaw will be presented to City Council by mid-April, but before that happens, the city is offering local residents the chance to voice their opinions. A public safety meeting will be held April 2 at 6 p... Read this article

Some students still not getting it
Depending on who you ask, the Fleming Drive riot on St. Patrick's Day is a source of shame or a source of entertainment. Though it seems the majority of Fanshawe's staff and students have expressed disgust with the incident, others are ... Read this article

Student Union gears up to go green
The Fanshawe Student Union is getting ready for green week, and this year they're starting early. “Usually we do our Environmental Awareness Week during the first week of April. This year we decided that we were going to do a pre-event to ... Read this article

Golden opportunity or scam in disguise?
Desperate times shouldn't have to call for desperate measures, but that's exactly what scammers are hoping job hunters will turn to in these tough times. With the unemployment rate for people in London between the ages of 15 and 2... Read this article

Young, fresh, profesh
Transitioning from school style to workplace wear can be tough. Amy Casson, Owner of Polished Image, and Mirella Zanatta, Owner of First Impressions Image Consulting, have some tips for how you can dress appropriately for an interview without f... Read this article

Slice of Canadian medical history hits Grand stage
Tempting Providence, now playing at the Grand Theatre in London, tells the story of a nurse caring for people in the tiny towns located along Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula, and it's a show that's not to be missed. The pla... Read this article

Dragon Age: Redemption brings the game to life
Dragon Age: Redemption (2012) From sword fights to magic to battles between good and evil, Dragon Age: Redemption immerses viewers in a fantasy world. Originally a six-part series on YouTube, Redemption is now available on DVD, complete with... Read this article

The post-riot job hunt is not going to be easy
The St. Patrick's Day riot has left many Fanshawe students and alumni ashamed and embarrassed about the actions of a small number of people from the Fanshawe community. Many are worried about how Fanshawe is being portrayed in the media, a... Read this article

Rebuilding after the riot
The St. Patrick's Day riot on Fleming Drive drew many comparisons to Project X, a movie that documents an out-of-control party. Taking inspiration from this, and wanting to create something positive out of what some called "Project Fanshawe," ... Read this article

Ramping up for Relay
Fanshawe's first-ever Relay For Life is just a few days away, and organizer Adam Gourlay couldn't be more excited. The Relay For Life is an event that raises money for the Canadian Cancer Society. The Fanshawe Student Union's relay... Read this article

What students should know about the housing bylaw
London is pretty well known for its two huge educational institutions: the University of Western Ontario and Fanshawe College. We're a town with a huge student population (at least, from late August to early May), and there is a ton of stu... Read this article

A cool win for Fanshawe
The competition got served as Fanshawe dished out top plates at the Canadian Culinary Federation (CCFCC) Culinary Arts Salon 2012 on March 4 in Toronto. Fanshawe's team beat out three other culinary schools and around 50 competitors from a... Read this article

Dodge wins FSU presidency in a landslide
Months of hard work have finally paid off for the Fanshawe Student Union's new Presidentelect, Zack Dodge, and his team, who will be the executive council for the 2012/13 school year. “It feels incredible (to win),” Dodge said ... Read this article

Fashion flash mob
Fanshawe's Fashion students held a flash mob in the Oasis to raise awareness for their Unbound Fashion Show on April 14 at the Grand Theatre. Grooving out to LMFAO's "Sexy And I Know It," the students captured the attention of everyone in Oasis at lu... Read this article

Way more than just "bleeps and bloops"
From the epic, sweeping music in a game like World of Warcraft to a song that is near and dear to many gamers' hearts like "Still Alive" from Portal, Video Games Live blends video games and classical music into a show that gamers and non-gamer... Read this article

Engineering bursary announced
March is National Engineering Month, and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) kicked it off at Fanshawe College on March 7 by announcing a huge bursary that will benefit students studying in ... Read this article

Career Services wants to hear from you
Have you used Fanshawe's Career Services before? What are they doing well? What could they improve? Career Services wants your answers to these questions and more at their first-ever Career Café, being held in Forwell Hall on March 13 from 6 t... Read this article

March on over to the workshops that will help you find a job
The end of the winter semester is coming up quickly — have you started on your summer job hunt or the search for the perfect postgraduation career? Fanshawe's Career Services is putting on a number of workshops throughout March to help y... Read this article

Mannequins are valuable learning tools
George Smith is sick. Sick enough to land him in the hospital, covered in used tissues and attended closely by two nurses as his worried granddaughter looks on. George can blink (and wink, if he likes you), breathe, talk, cough and moan. He h... Read this article

Ever been serenaded by a Falcon?
Come out and watch some of Fanshawe's top talents belt it out for top honours and cold, hard cash at the Campus Idol final competition at noon on February 22 in Forwell Hall. The top six superstars — Haviah Mighty, Taylor Thompson, Jade ... Read this article

Get your grammar on
If you're having problems with parallel constructions, if your subjects and verbs are never in agreement and if you have no idea what I'm talking about, it might be time to check out some new ebooks put out by Aim Publishing in Maple Ridge, Br... Read this article

Fanshawe's new President... for a day
Amanda Feeser got a heck of a promotion on February 15: she got to be President of Fanshawe College for a day. Feeser won the opportunity to rule the school at a silent auction during Fanshawe's 2011 United Way Campaign. The campaign raised o... Read this article

Learning Centre adds two new faces to staff
With the retirement of Eva Henning and Beverly Haggerty from Fanshawe's Learning Centre have come some fresh new faces: Sharon Wang, the new full-time Math Technologist, and Gerry Drabick, the new full-time ESL Technologist. Wang started her ... Read this article

Quirky name and stock makes Hot Dog a real wiener
When you step into certain locally owned shops in this city, you can feel the amount of passion and hard work that the owners put into making it a special place. Weezi (204 Albert St.) evokes that feeling, and so does Gift of Art (575 Richmond... Read this article

Distinguished Grad Profile: Andrew Rosser
From 11th grade volunteer to producer of daytime, Broadcast Television grad Andrew Rosser has certainly moved up in the ranks of Rogers TV. During his days at A. B. Lucas Secondary School in London, Rosser completed a co-op placement at the ... Read this article

Freebie birthday to you
Birthdays are a day when friends and family gather to celebrate (and lavish gifts upon) the special birthday boy or girl. It's also a day to get free stuff besides gifts — a day when it's not rude to go to a store or restaurant and expect... Read this article

Delightful winter dates
It doesn't have to be Valentine's Day to have a fun winter date. Here are some ideas for cheap or free local things to do for everything from your first date to your 500th. Love Bumps There are lots of easily accessible hills in London that ... Read this article

Following up with the handbook cover contest winner
Some of you may see Colin Sanford's work every day and not even realize it. He designed the cover of the 2011/12 Fanshawe Student Handbook, and now that he's almost finished his third year of the Graphic Design program here, he's surely got a ... Read this article

Peer tutoring form goes digital
With new online forms to sign up for peer tutoring, it's now easier than ever to get a peer tutor to help you through a tough course or to become a peer tutor to help a fellow Fanshawe student. According to Bonnie MacBean, Peer Tutor Coordinat... Read this article

Ambi-dextrus
If you're a fan of fantasy, horror or sci-fi novels — or some combination of all three — you should definitely check out DEXTRUS, a series of literary novels with some amazing illustrations. DEXTRUS tells the story of a teenager, the ... Read this article

Fanshawe College student profiles
Teresa Veerkamp Third-year Fashion Design How did you get into this? "Well, I like sewing — I did sewing for theatre before I came here — and I originally wanted to go into costume design, but the program that I wanted to go into... Read this article

When science, religion and art collide
An artist and poet who lives in the Old South area of London is combining her love of science and her religious background to create some truly thoughtprovoking work. Marijo Swick creates images that are sometimes dreamy, sometimes colourful. S... Read this article

2012 apocalypse the inspiration for winning cover design
You may have noticed that our cover is a little darker and more morbid than usual this week. Since September, we've been holding the Cover Us contest, looking to Fanshawe's many talented students to design the cover of the Interrobang's annual... Read this article

Excitement for Relay heating up
A lot has changed since the last Relay For Life article was published a few weeks ago — plans are being made and confirmed, events are being organized and the goal has increased six fold. Relay For Life is a fundraising event for the Can... Read this article

MIA students paying tribute to a great Canadian
Jack Richardson was an inspiration to many people. When he worked as a record producer, he made a lasting impact on the Canadian recording industry. When he worked at Fanshawe as a professor, he touched the lives of many staff and students. R... Read this article

Creating a diversion on campus no easy task
Fanshawe's Environmental Program Coordinator wants to create a diversion with students — a waste diversion, that is. "The government regulations for an institution of our size has an expectation that we would achieve about a 60 per cent ... Read this article

Career Week is coming up - are you ready?
Fanshawe Career Services' Career Week is running from February 6 to 10, and it will have tons of information to help you land an awesome summer job or your dream career after graduation. Career Week kicks off on February 6 with a free workshop... Read this article

Take care of your mental health
College students have so much on their plates: balancing school work, possibly a part- or full-time job, family life and a social life — not to mention taking care of their mental and physical health — is a tough task for anybody... Read this article

Cheap & healthy staples
With late-night studying sessions crammed between weekend-long benders, healthy eating may not be at the forefront of students' minds. but whether your weakness is pizza, tacos, burgers or pasta, there are many easy ways to incorporate healthy foo... Read this article

Healthy eating on campus
Between the omnipresent pizza and tantalizing chocolate bars and chips available at seemingly every corner, it's no secret that it can be tough to make nutritious choices on campus. But never fear, health foodseeking students! There are ple... Read this article

Help needed for Relay For Life
The plans for Fanshawe's firstever Relay For Life in March are underway, and organizers are still looking for volunteers to help out. Relay For Life is a fundraising event for the Canadian Cancer Society. According to the Canadian Cancer Socie... Read this article

Ambassadors helping students navigate the new FOL
If you've checked your FanshaweOnline account in the past week or so, you may have noticed some big changes. Don't worry — scattered around the campus are FOL Ambassadors wearing bright red shirts, and it's their job to help you navigate... Read this article

Start your second semester off strong
Now that you're back in the school mindset after the holidays (well, that's the hope, anyway), you may want to improve on last semester's performance, or keep up your strong grades. Fanshawe has tons of resources to help all of its students, a... Read this article

Prepare for your job hunt with Career Services workshops
With the chilly weather outside, many of our thoughts are already turning to warm summer days. This kind of thinking ahead should also apply to your job hunt — it may only be January, but now's the time to start looking for a summer job ... Read this article

The manliest month of all
With the chilly winter weather finally here, your face may be longing for the cozy days under your Movember 'stache. January — or Manuary — is another opportunity to grow facial hair for a great cause. "Last year was the first year... Read this article

New on-campus group helps with body image issues
If you're feeling pressure to look a certain way, if you're unhappy with your weight or waist size or if you're just generally feeling unhappy with the way you look, The Healing Place can help. The Healing Place is a new support group on camp... Read this article

Don't let holiday stress get the best of you
Between finding the ugliest sweater for the Christmas party, the pressure to find the perfect presents and cooking a delicious holiday meal, it can be tough to get through the holidays without a major meltdown. But not to fear — Heather Bur... Read this article

Staying sane during the dolidaze
Happy Holidays! Or... not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely. Here... Read this article

Party Overload
You thought Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan had it bad in that movie Four Christmases? Those chumps have got nothing on me. I had seven Christmases to attend, spanning over eight days. My boyfriend and I both have divorced parents, plus ... Read this article

12 Bars of Christmas
THESE DRINKS AND BARS ARE JUST OUR SUGGESTIONS. KNOW YOUR LIMITS — MAYBE ORDERING WATER AT EVERY OTHER PLACE IS SMARTER FOR YOU. MAKE SURE YOU EAT. TAKE A CAB. HAVE FUN AND STAY SAFE. Molly Bloom's 700 Richmond St. | 519-675-1212 | Read this article

The anatomy of a perfect Christmas stocking
Underwear & Socks: You know you're an adult when you look forward to receiving staples such as underwear and socks as gifts. Lottery Scratch Cards: Try your luck this holiday season. If you don't win big, at least you had fun. If you do wi... Read this article

Top 5 holiday gifts
Books The Help Kathryn Stockett This book tells the story of black maids working in white households in the 1960s, and the struggles Skeeter, a white writer, faces when chronicling the lives of these women. The Man in the Rockefell... Read this article

Have a delicious holiday
Hosting a party this season? Be the host with the most using some of our favourite easy recipes. Appetizers Smoked Sausage Cups allrecipes.com - All-purpose flour - 1 sheet Pepperid... Read this article

The year of 2011
Celebrity Losses Jack Layton: Layton was the leader of the New Democratic Party in Canada from 2003 to 2011. In the 2011 federal election, he led the NDP to a historic 103 seats, making Layton the most successful leader electorally in NDP history. ... Read this article

New group aims to help with body image issues
If you're feeling pressure to look a certain way, if you're unhappy with your weight or waist size or if you're just generally feeling unhappy with the way you look, The Healing Place can help. The Healing Place is a new support group on camp... Read this article

Open your grades before your gifts
The holidays are on a lot of people's minds right now, but don't forget that you're still a student throughout the winter break. Part of your responsibilities as a student includes checking your grades and knowing your academic standing. If yo... Read this article

Seasonal snark to put you in the holiday spirit
Even the holliest jolliest Christmas elf has something he or she hates about the holidays. Whether it's getting a terrible gift from your Secret Santa or trying to navigate the bustling malls in search of the last few items on your list, Josep... Read this article

The quest to find the best coffee in London
Interrobang writers Alison McGee, Bobby Foley, Erika Faust and Jaymin Proulx recently went on a quest to find the best cup of coffee in the Forest City. Braving lines of coffee-starved zombies, slaying baked goods and decimating all that lay in their... Read this article

Exam! Cram? No thank you, ma'am
The end of the semester is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means: exam time is just around the corner. You still have a few weeks to go before exams start, and according to Samantha Diamond, a former Student Success Facilitator a... Read this article

5 Questions with Arjun Ruparelia, SAC rep for School of Business
1. What has been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? My best memory at Fanshawe has been residence last year. I met the greatest friends and had a fantastic time. 2. If you could switch places with anyone in the world, who would it be and why... Read this article

CYW competition benefits Sharing Shop
Over the past few weeks, some students in the Child and Youth Worker program at Fanshawe have been hard at work, collecting items for students in need as part of their second-ever initiative to donate as much as possible to the Sharing Shop. ... Read this article

Career Services thanks employers
At Fanshawe's Career Services' first-ever Employer Appreciation Event on November 15. Employers from London and surrounding area made the trip to Saffron's to be personally thanked by the staff for employing Fanshawe graduates. Fanshawe's Ca... Read this article

5 Questions with Taylor Thompson, Contemporary Media SAC rep
1. Where is the ideal restaurant in London for a first date? Moxies!! 2. What has been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? My first day (Labour Day)! I woke up and got all dressed to explore London and the campus itself, BUT on my way back in... Read this article

Anonymous HIV testing day on campus
The Options Clinic will make getting tested for HIV easy and convenient on November 29. Lyn Pierre Pitman, Coordinator for the Options Clinic, a service of the London InterCommunity Health Centre, will be stationed in SC1014, from 9 to 11:30 a... Read this article

A fair to care for your body, mind, spirit
With the New Year rapidly approaching, a lot of people are thinking about health. Some people might be considering joining a gym, while others are making vows to strengthen their minds or work on their mental health. The first-ever Sage Fair i... Read this article

Mind your own business with some help from a new service on campus
A new service is coming to campus, and it's aimed at students with an idea for a business — anything from a jewellery company to a hotel to a construction firm and beyond. Biz Inc. was launched earlier this year at the University of W... Read this article

Coupon like a pro
There is a bit of stigma attached to being a 'coupon clipper.' In some people's minds, the words evoke an image of someone hunched over stacks of flyers, laboriously cutting out those rectangular slips that may save them a few cents on cans of cat... Read this article

The tasty product that could save you a ton of green
When you think about it, cleaning can be pretty expensive. If you buy specialty cleaning products for your floors, carpets, windows, bathroom, kitchen and more, it can really add up. But there's a product you likely already have (especially if... Read this article

5 Questions with Heather Frank, Human Services SAC rep
1. Who is your celebrity crush? Blake Shelton — there's just something about a down home country boy. 2. What movie most resembles your life? The Horse Whisperer, a movie about the struggles and triumphs of a girl and her passio... Read this article

A solider shares his story
In late September, Cpl. Mark Fuchko stood in front of a packed room, relaying his tales of being a soldier in Afghanistan. Clad in jeans and a button-up shirt, an outfit punctuated with splashes of colour from the tiki-themed tattoos covering ... Read this article

Lady Falcons take home the bronze at provincials
The women's soccer team kicked their way to third place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association's championships in late October. Thanks to the fancy footwork of Jory-Lynn Uyl and Bailey Maxwell, the Falcons soared to a 2-0 victory over... Read this article

5 Questions with Callandre Peters, SAC Rep for School of Art and Design
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't? One thing you should know about me I have an addiction to nachos; one thing you shouldn't is my favourite channel on TV is the Family Channel. 2. If you could switch pla... Read this article

Checker Limousine introduces gift cards
Virtually any business you frequent, from bookstores to coffee shops to clothing stores, offers gift cards. Now that same convenient cash replacement has come to one of London's popular companies: Checker Limousine. Checker is the first tran... Read this article

Seeking help for an important cause
The London Transplant Gift of Life Association is holding an event and needs your help! On November 10, beginning at 7 p.m., Windermere Manor's Convergence Centre will be filled with some of the brightest minds in the city, coming together t... Read this article

Career Services holding workshops to help you on your job hunt
With their upcoming workshops assisting students with everything from cover letters to the interview process, Fanshawe's Career Services departmnet is arming students with the skills they need to find great jobs. "Students can utilize some of ... Read this article

Finding love in Azeroth: a pixel-perfect love story
In college, many couples meet in class or through friends. Others find each other in the bar and club scenes. Still others turn to online sources like Plenty of Fish. But once in a while, you'll meet a rare couple who didn't meet in this world at all... Read this article

5 Questions with Jason King, SAC rep for Building Technology
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't? Most people who know me know that I love to travel. I've been lucky enough to see some very cool things in some very interesting places. Something that you shouldn't kn... Read this article

Social Justice Club event aims to raise awareness
On November 2, from 12 to 2 p.m. in Forwell Hall, the Social Justice Club will be screening The Beloved Community, a film they hope will get people talking. The film looks at the Aamjiwnaang (the name refers to both the people and the locati... Read this article

Looking for a part-time job? Look no further than D1063
If you're looking for a job, you probably know how tough it can be to find one, let alone one related to your field of study here at Fanshawe. That's where Career Services, located in D1063, can help, said Christina Cook, Customer Service R... Read this article

Get your bits checked!
With National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week having just wrapped up and Movember just beginning, health is on a lot of people's minds — specifically, cervix and prostate health. With eye-catching awareness campaigns that incorporate ev... Read this article

Fanshawe students team up with New Zealanders to build green
For over a year, students and faculty from Fanshawe and the University of Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand, have been holding videoconferences, sending hundreds of emails back and forth and working together overseas to build a house. The... Read this article

Costume ideas for lazy people
Whether you're putting a ton of effort into your costume or none at all, here are some ideas to get you well on your way to costume contest victory. No effort Condom Cut out holes for your arms and head in an industrial-sized garbage ba... Read this article

Suit up for an excellent RPG
If you're reading this newspaper, chances are pretty good you're a bit too old to trick-or-treat this year (not that that will stop some of you). If you want to recapture the magic of Halloween — while also kicking evil butt along the way... Read this article

5 Questions with Morgan Harris, SAC rep, School of Language and Liberal Studies
1. What's your perfect day like? My perfect day would start off by sleeping until 11 a.m., then having a nice bowl of Dino Egg Oatmeal. And then after playing a few hours of Harry Potter Lego on my PS3, I would have pizza for lunch, and then l... Read this article

The problem with video game 'addiction'
According to the experts, you cannot be addicted to video games. No matter how many hours you spend playing each day, no matter if your professional and personal lives fall apart because of how much you play, and even if you feel as though you h... Read this article

This is you on drugs
According to a 2009 study of Ontario students by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the most commonly used drug is alcohol (58.2 per cent of students reported drinking in the past year), the second is weed (25.6 per cent had used it in the p... Read this article

5 Questions with Amanda Gall, Tourism and Hospitality SAC rep
1. What has been your best memory at Fanshawe so far? Too many to choose from, and we're only coming to the end of (October) ... I was not as outgoing in high school, so I love how amazing the people at Fanshawe are. The place and time don't ... Read this article

Event connects young people with Parkinson's
Parkinson Society Southwestern Ontario will be holding its first Life in Balance workshop for people with Young-Onset Parkinson's at the Delta London Armouries Hotel on Saturday, October 22. The workshop is sponsored by Simple Financial and ru... Read this article

Have a heart: Be (extra) kind this week
Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union are teaming up to encourage students to be a little sweeter this week with the 1,000 Acts of Kindness campaign. On October 19, 20 and 21, volunteers will be stationed all around campus to hand ou... Read this article

5 Questions with Adam Gourlay, FSU VP Athletics and Residence Life
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't? I guess one thing everyone knows about me is my dislike for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I guess after the season they had last year, I suppose the one thing you shouldn't kno... Read this article

Ever dream of becoming a gourmet burger celebrity?
The WORKS Gourmet Burger Bistro wants Fanshawe to name one of its 68 gourmet burgers! Fanshawe is taking over downtown. Just a few weeks ago, Fanshawe announced its new downtown campus location. Now, Falcons get to name their very own burger a... Read this article

The shortest distance between new friends is a smile
Some Fanshawe students have travelled great distances to be here, while others grew up just down the street from the college. The International Department's activities like the Host Program and Conversation Circles are bringing people together... Read this article

'Budget' doesn't have to be a scary word
Creating a budget can be almost as hard as sticking to one, but luckily, a team of students in Fanshawe's Professional Financial Service program want to help. The Financial Planning Standards Council's third annual Financial Planning Week runs... Read this article

Satisfied, not stuffed
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of food season: all that winter eating — not to mention holidays that place a lot of importance on food, like Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa — means that many of us are going to gain some weight ov... Read this article

Clarifying copyright confusion
You may have heard the terms "Access Copyright" and "Copyright Act" tossed around a lot lately, along with legalese terms about policies, legislation, fair use and more. It can be a bit confusing, so here's what you as students need to know. ... Read this article

Treat your tastebuds to some international delights
Fanshawe has a vibrant international community, with people coming from across the globe to learn, teach and work here. Celebrate some of their favourite foods with these recipes submitted by international students and staff. Shahi Paneer (North In... Read this article

Toronto draped in splendor for Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
On the night of October 1, Toronto will be transformed with the sixth annual Scotiabank Nuit Blanche — an all-night celebration of all things art. This year, more than 130 projects created by over 500 local, national and international ar... Read this article

Get geared up for The Weeknd
That's no typo — The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, is bringing his gorgeous brand of R&B to downtown London on October 2. This talented Toronto-based Ethiopian Canadian artist will be performing an all-ages show at the parking l... Read this article

Bursary helps first generation students
Between one-quarter and onethird of Fanshawe's student population is made up of first generation students — people whose parents did not attend post-secondary school. These students may be facing some extra challenges that go along with ... Read this article

The least sexy article you'll read today
You knew it was coming: it's time for the dreaded STI article. You're beat over the head with it in virtually every article about sex: use protection or face the consequences. "Consequences" is kind of a vague term, though, especially when paired wi... Read this article

The skinny on condoms
When you consider all the items in creation for use in sex, none are quite as versatile as condoms. They are equal parts birth control and pleasure device, and users have a wide range of opinion and personal preference about the variety of styles ava... Read this article

Beginner's guide to backdoor lovin'
Curious about your carnal urges, but bashful about your butt? Feeling slightly daunted by the mysterious derriere? Don't worry — you're not alone. Virtually everybody can derive pleasure from anal sex — whether on the penetrating or rece... Read this article

Taming the troubled Fanshawe area
From out-of-control parties to violent brawls, the residential area around Fanshawe College has earned itself a nasty reputation over the years. The two most recent violent incidents in the area — a man was attacked in late May at 900 ... Read this article

Code your way to victory
Think you've got the skills to create the next super-popular mobile gaming application? Flex your app-creating muscles at the Great Canadian Appathon2 at the end of the month. The GCA2 is a weekend-long game coding festival presented by Nat... Read this article

OCAA suspends varsity sports events due to strike
If you've walked through the Athletics Department in the past few days, you may have noticed its normally vibrant welcome desk shuttered and silent. "Athletics is closed, but we are here to support the students as best we can with what we ha... Read this article

Fanshawe grad makes a splash in purse design contest
This summer, Crystal Light held a contest to see which young Canadian fashion designer could create the hottest summer handbag. Jennifer Burland, a 2009 grad from Fanshawe's Fashion Design program, stepped up to the challenge. The Crystal Li... Read this article

Brush up on study strategies
Now that you're getting a little more used to being back at school, it's time to buckle down, work hard and hit the books. Samantha Diamond, a former Student Success Facilitator at Fanshawe's Learning Centre and current Professor in the Scho... Read this article

New faces in the FSU dining establishments
The new school year has brought about some staffing changes in the Fanshawe Student Union, with Gary Deline as the Out Back Shack's new Manager and Ismael Viegas in the newly revived Hospitality Services Manager position. As Manager of the O... Read this article

Get smart with Project LEARN
With the start of the school year comes Project LEARN, a citywide effort aimed to educate students and enforce the law. With Project LEARN, a number of police officers are assigned to certain areas surrounding Fanshawe College, UWO, student ... Read this article

September Events Guide
London is known for its summer festivals, but just because the fall is approaching doesn't mean this city has slowed down one bit! Here are a bunch of fun things happening in and around town throughout the next month: Fall Fest September 2... Read this article

London Bus Guide
Your tuition pays for a bus pass for a reason: with one bus from campus and a little bit of walking, you can see lots of what London has to offer. 4 Oxford East London's Downtown Core Beginning at Oxford and Richmond and spanning ... Read this article

New year, new look for Interrobang website
It's been a summer of redesign at the Interrobang office. With our new website officially launched in June. The new site has a crisper look than the previous design, explained Darby Mousseau, Creative Director for the Fanshawe Student Union'... Read this article

Science-savvy alumnae are cleaning up, naturally
Jennifer Dowker and Chantelle Andrews want to splash a little green into your home. They are the creators of Natural Selections, an online store that features more than 300 eco-friendly products for personal care, cleaning, kids and pets. An... Read this article

Woodstock students help to rebuild NOLA
In May, when most students were beginning their summer vacation, a handful of people from Fanshawe's Woodstock campus were making a big difference 2,000 km away. Nineteen students and two staff made the trip to New Orleans to help refurbish... Read this article

Your year to succeed
Whether you're heading back to school after a few months of summer break or a few years of working or raising a family, getting back into the habit of going to class and doing homework will take some hard work. It's important for students to... Read this article

Rez survival guide
By now, students moving into Fanshawe's residences have just started to unpack and settle into dorm life. Roommates have been met, posters have been hung and rooms have only just begun their descent into the mid-semester entropy of class notes... Read this article

First generation students receive support
People who are the first generation of post-secondary students in their family — that is, their parents didn't attend college or university — may face special challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to... Read this article

Nipissing/Fanshawe partnership offers students an exceptional education
The third cohort of students obtaining their Bachelor of Commerce through a partnership between Nipissing University and Fanshawe College is getting oriented on August 30. The BComm program is available to Fanshawe Business students who have graduat... Read this article

A splash of inspiration leads to one hot summer handbag
There are so many things needed to have an awesome summer day - books and magazines, sunscreen, water and maybe even something a little extra to make that water delicious. Fanshawe alumnus Jennifer Burland may have created the perfect handbag for all... Read this article

Falcon tears up the track
Advanced Filmmaking student by day, rip-roarin' ATV racer by weekend, 21-year-old Mark Freeman is a man of many talents and interests. "I've been riding pretty much since I could walk," he remembered. Growing up on a farm north of London in... Read this article

Beach Guide: Soak in the summer sun
We all know summer equals beach time. Despite London's fairly dry location (we don't count the Thames as a summer hotspot), it is surrounded by plenty of places to get wet. Here are the Interrobang team's top five hottest beaches and swimming spots f... Read this article

No such thing as a safe tan
It's one of the most often repeated (and dreaded) phrases of the summer: "Don't forget your sunscreen!" It's a real hassle to spend 10 minutes slathering it on — hey, those minutes are better spent soaking up some precious rays, right? &... Read this article

Good without God
Does morality come from above? Can people live a fulfilling and moral life without believing in a higher power? These big questions and more will be discussed at "The Humanist Perspective," a talk by Dr. Rod Martin, President of the Humanist... Read this article

FSU wins CSA award
Past and present Fanshawe Student Union leaders attended the College Student Alliance conference in early May, snagging a CSA Landmark Award while they were at it. The CSA is an organization that brings together 17 colleges and college- uni... Read this article

Fanshawe grad's doc wins prestigious award
If I Should Fall is a documentary that tells the story of 22-year-old Canadian trooper Marc Diab, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons. In March 2009, he was two weeks away from the end of his tour in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device ... Read this article

Big laughs hit London
The third annual Big Comedy Go-To festival is bringing giggles, chortles, snorts and belly laughs to the city. The festival features fantastic sketch, improv, stand-up, musical comedy, monologue and comic theatre from local and international... Read this article

5 Questions with Brian Harness, FSU Food Service Director
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't? "I'll do anything for my friends and family and I'll do anything for friends and family!" 2. What's a service or event the FSU does that isn't well-known? "FSU is a prou... Read this article

Fanshawe student recovers from assault
On March 19, Shawn Docksteader was waiting for a bus at the corner of Western and Sarnia Roads when a black SUV drove by. A passenger shouted something at him, caught his attention, and then hurled a full can of beer at Docksteader's face. ... Read this article

A challenge for citizens to improve health care
Canada Health Infoway is putting out a challenge across the nation: How would you use information technology to improve health care in Canada? The ImagineNation Ideas Challenge opened on March 31, and asks Canadians how they would improve h... Read this article

Keep the roads free of phones
Campaigns by Transport Canada, Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration are reminding motorists to stop using handheld devices — such as cell phones — while driving. May... Read this article

Fanshawe grads create art in paradise
A brand-new arts residency program saw three Fanshawe fine art grads traveling to Barbados for four weeks in January. Joscelyn Gardner, professor of fine art at Fanshawe, is one of the founders of Art Connections, an international non-profit... Read this article

A year without garbage
Think about your last trip to the grocery store. You probably needed a few fruits or vegetables, so you grabbed a couple of those thin plastic bags to put them in. Making your way to the bakery, you grabbed some bread and maybe some cookies or cupcak... Read this article

Three easy tips to green your everyday life
Borrow, don't buy This not only keeps excess packaging out of landfills, it also keeps a little more money in your wallet. Take advantage of the library (we've got a great one on campus!), throw a clothing swap with your friends and borrow househol... Read this article

Environmental Week activities aim to green up campus
The week of April 4 to 8 is Environmental Week, and there are tons of awesome 'eco-tivities' taking place all around Fanshawe. Be sure to put that empty can of Coke where it belongs — if you're caught recycling during Environmental Week by o... Read this article

Clean green (and save a little green while you're at it)!)
April has arrived, and that means it's time for spring cleaning! Name brand cleaning products can get pretty expensive, and why bother with those when you probably have plenty of excellent natural cleaners lying around your house? Cleaners made fr... Read this article

5 Questions - Tiffany Kicks, FSU Receptionist
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't? One thing you should know about me: I heart Jersdays and the Patriots! One thing you shouldn't: I used to be a Hooters Girl. My regular was a guy named John Young, who LOVED... Read this article

Making wishes come true with some wild 'dos
You may have seen a few blue hairdos around the college over the past month or so. Many of those people dyed their hair to raise money for the fifth annual Go Blue! Go Bald! Make-A-Wish Foundation campaign. Fanshawe staff and students donat... Read this article

Scam targets landlords and subletters
Thinking of renting or subletting your place this summer? Beware of the overpayment scam that's happening all across North America. In this scam, landlords receive an email — commonly from someone claiming to live in England or Africa ... Read this article

Fashion abound at Unbound 2011
Get ready, fashion lovers — over 15 talented Fanshawe fashion design students' designs will hit the catwalk for the annual Unbound fashion show on April 9. This year, the show will present designs for spring/summer 2012. The theme is f... Read this article

Play stirs up big conversation
Many people are familiar with the story of Judas Iscariot, the apostle who betrayed Jesus with a kiss. His story usually ends with his death — either suicide by hanging or being stoned to death by the 11 other apostles, depending on whom... Read this article

Drinking and driving event reminds students to stay safe
An anti-drinking and driving conference organized by marketing management students had a good message but a disappointing turnout, said Pablo Tovar, who organized the event. The event, entitled I'm Against Drinking and Driving, took place o... Read this article

5 Questions with Harold "Hardcore" Arnett, FSU Production Assistant
1. What's one thing we should know about you and one thing we shouldn't know about you? "My nickname is Hardcore. I have NO uncles or aunts. But everyone has an Uncle Bob." 2. What's a service or event the FSU does that isn't well-known? "Th... Read this article

MTV's Hired shows a different side of the job hunt
For most people, the job interview is a nerve-wracking experience. You might be stumped by a question, your resume may not be in great shape, you may blurt out something really stupid — it happens to everybody. Throughout all this, you have no ... Read this article

Create your own job this summer
Take a minute to think: what are you good at? Are you a master landscaper? A fierce copyeditor? A dazzling jewelry designer? Do you have a passion for growing local, organic food? Teaching kids to swim? Running a day camp? You just might be able t... Read this article

Top ten tips to rock your resume
It's obvious how important it is to have a good resume — it's the way you introduce yourself to a company, highlight your skills and talents and separate yourself from all the other candidates. What constitutes a good resume depends on the i... Read this article

The downtown campus and job creation
Despite all the excitement surrounding the new downtown arts campus slated to open next year, some staff members are regarding it with caution. Darryl Bedford, president of OPSEU Local 110, the faculty union, said he is concerned with the c... Read this article

A woman like you
HIV is not something you want to think about when you're getting ready for some fun with a partner, but it's something women need to be aware of, as they're becoming increasingly at risk for contracting it. A new local campaign, called A Wom... Read this article

5 Questions with Tonya Bednarz, Assistant Manager of Oasis
1. What's something weird that's happened to you since you joined the FSU? "One of my staff asked me if they could deep fry a toy car. I said no." 2. What's a service or event the FSU does that isn't well known? "The eco-takeout containers... Read this article

Culinary students serve up big win at Toronto food show
Fanshawe's second-year culinary management students didn't bite off more than they could chew at the Canadian Restaurant Foodservice Association Culinary Salon in Toronto on March 7 — they cooked up top dishes, and came home with five go... Read this article

Off-campus residence extends Fanshawe's campus
Look out, London — Fanshawe's expanding its territory. With the purchase of the Gate Walk townhouses at 900 Fanshawe College Blvd., just across the street from the college, Fanshawe's campus just got a little bigger. "The location is... Read this article

The results are in: FSU's got a brand new council
After months of preparation, weeks of campaigning and one very nerve-wracking Thursday, the 2011/2012 student council was announced. The Out Back Shack was packed with eager students and nominees on Thursday, March 17, all cheering as each ... Read this article

A mini lifestyle show for BBW
Miz A is big, beautiful and loving it. She is the proprietor of Just 2B Me Network, which connects curvaceous women across London. "Just 2B Me stands for Just Big, Beautiful Me," she explained. "BBW (Big Beautiful Women) and plus-size hav... Read this article

5 Questions with Brandy Trelford, FSU Accounting Officer
1. What's something weird that's happened to you since you've joined the FSU? "I thought that it was weird that on my first day Paul (Masse) gave me a tour of the school after I had already gone here for four years." 2. If you could switch pl... Read this article

A scholarship for a SMART cookie
According to Statistics Canada, there were almost 14,280 single parents living in London in 2006. Approximately 84 per cent of those people were women. Single Women In Motherhood is a local non-profit organization aimed at helping London's single mo... Read this article

Fanshawe goes hog-wild for ribs
London's Ribfest has been a staple of local summer festivals for 25 years. Brian "Turbo" Harness, food services manager for the FSU, is hoping to capture a bit of that popularity in Fanshawe's very own Ribfest. "We (came up with the idea) b... Read this article

A free way to become a better student
Fanshawe's Student Success Services want you to do well, and on March 7, they launched a free online resource to help you do just that. Becoming a Better Student is an online course that can be accessed through FanshaweOnline. Log in to FOL... Read this article

5 Questions - Sara Varley, FSU Advertising Coordinator
1. What's your perfect day like? "A perfect day would be being able to sleep in past 6 a.m. (my daughter gets up early!!), going out for breakfast at a diner and then spending the day with my family." 2. What's something weird that's happen... Read this article

Local service profile: St. Joseph's Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Domestic and sexual assault knows know bounds; anyone can be a victim of assault. In London, we're lucky to have a resource like St. Joseph's Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre. "We're a 24-hour program that provides servic... Read this article

Fanshawe alum hopes to stamp out the competition
Millions of stamps are used to send 40 million pieces of mail nationwide every business day, according to Canada Post's website. For the entire 159-year history of the organization, the decision of what to feature on the stamps has always be... Read this article

All dressed up with someplace to go
Got an old (but still hot!) prom dress hanging in your closet? You may not use it again, but rest assured there's a young woman out there who'd love to make it her own. All Dressed Up, an organization founded by Const. Michelle Murphy, with... Read this article

Spring break in sunny London
Stuck in London for reading week? Don't worry — there are tons of cool events going on around the city to ensure you have a great spring break. strong> Saturday, February 26 See some fantastic up-and-coming and established comedians rock... Read this article

Presidents for a day
Fanshawe had two new presidents on February 16 as Deborah Mates and Christine Budden assumed the duties as presidents for a day. Both women won the positions from draws, which were part of the United Way fundraising campaign. Mates, the ma... Read this article

Madusa's a real motha trucka
Madusa (née Debra Miceli) is known the world over for her days as a pro wrestler, a champion kickboxer, being one of the monster truck industry's first female drivers and generally kicking ass. She's coming to London from February 19 to 20, ... Read this article

Diversity Week promotes respect
February 14 to 18 is Diversity Week on campus. Veronica Barahona, VP internal, said that the week is meant to promote tolerance and open-mindedness about the different cultures, religions and ideas held by students on campus. "It's about hav... Read this article

London Police Service cracking down on illegal firearms
The London Police Service is one of 17 police services across Ontario to receive a grant through the Provincial Anti-Violence Intervention Strategy. This means a 41 per cent increase in funding over the next two years to help prevent gun and g... Read this article

Digital love
Three years ago, I signed up for the free dating site Plenty of Fish on a whim. A few friends from college had signed up, and found the experience interesting (to say the least). I wasn't expecting to seriously date someone I met on a website, ... Read this article

Gender, not genitals
Samantha and Jayson (last names withheld by request) have been dating for two years. In speaking to them over the phone, hearing their little jokes and pauses, it was clear that they are very much in love. Jay and Sam met while working togethe... Read this article

Hello, you're special and great and wonderful
Paying compliments is paying off for Miriam Glassman. Glassman calls herself a flattery specialist. Her company, Flatter Me, is all about spreading compliments and good cheer across the world. For $5 US, Glassman will call anyone in Canad... Read this article

Love is in the air in Forwell Hall
Mark your calendars: Wednesday, February 9 is all about sex, love and condom relay races. That's right — it's time for Love Day in Forwell Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. "Love Day is focused on healthy relationships and sexual awareness... Read this article

Get your career on track with Career Week
Looking to kick-start your search for a career, co-op placement or summer job? Print off a stack of resumes and head to the 2011 Career Fair on February 9 in the J-Gyms. Fanshawe students, graduates and alumni are welcome to this annual even... Read this article

Go bald or blue, make a wish come true
When late March rolls around, you may be seeing a lot more skin around campus. The Make-A-Wish Foundation's fifth annual Go Blue! Go Bald! campaign hits Fanshawe on March 23. Participants collect pledges, then dye their hair blue (the colour... Read this article

Hooked on Comics
A local cartoonist and illustrator is drawing some life into Canadian heroes. Diana Tamblyn is a London native who is inking up her first full-length graphic novel. Over the past 12 years, she has self-published short graphic novels abou... Read this article

Local business profile: Canadian art in the heart of the city
Whether you're into funky, eclectic art or prefer art with a message, Gift of Art on Richmond Row has got something to suit your tastes. The store has been a downtown staple for almost exactly a decade — in fact, Gift of Art's 10th annive... Read this article

Mag showcases London's colourful arts scene
If you've shopped on Richmond Row, grabbed coffee at a Williams or gone to any of the many other vibrant little corners of London and surrounding area, you've likely seen The Beat. The Beat is a free magazine that has its finger on the puls... Read this article

Life on the Fringe
For 10 days in the summer, art of all kinds takes over the city. From June 16 to 26 this year, the London Fringe Festival hits the streets, bringing an eclectic mix of plays, sketch comedy, performance art and visual art to the downtown core. ... Read this article

Fashion show makes charity sexy
Get ready for a night of lingerie, burlesque and hip-hop — all for a great cause! On February 9, dancers from around London are taking over the Tap House on Richmond Street to put on INFUSION's annual lingerie show. The money raised go... Read this article

Lock it or you just might lose it
Campus security services is reminding staff and students to keep cars locked and valuables out of sight in the parking lot. The warning comes after a stolen car was found on campus earlier this month. Two weeks ago, a suspect attempted to br... Read this article

Fanshawe student attacked in downtown area
A female Fanshawe student was assaulted and robbed while walking home from work on January 18. "I had my headphones in so I couldn't really hear," said Kelly (not her real name). "They just came up from behind me, my left side. They threw m... Read this article

Filmmaking students rock out with their doc out
Fanshawe's advanced filmmaking students have been hard at work for the past three months, pitching, producing and editing short documentaries. The films range in scope from London's tattoo scene to the lives of people with depression to a g... Read this article

Green Party: Turn your next period into a party in your pants
Product Review: Party In My Pants Nothing can ever truly make a period "happy" (sorry, Always), but some things can help. Some women are cheered up by bright colours and pretty patterns. Other women light up at the sight of ani... Read this article

Make this your year to lead
Do you think you have what it takes to make Fanshawe great? Nominations for positions on student council open on Monday, January 24 at 9 a.m. Forms are available in SC 2001, the FSU office. There are five vice-president positions available... Read this article

Impaired-ness awareness in Forwell Hall
The Fanshawe Student Union's second alcohol awareness week of the academic year kicks off on Tuesday, January 18. "We do an alcohol awareness week every semester, just so that (everybody) ... is able to participate in them," explained Veroni... Read this article

Impaired driving still a problem
A ten-hour RIDE program dealt with nearly 1,800 motorists over the New Year's weekend. Of the motorists who participated in the RIDE program, only two were required to be tested roadside, and both passed. One driver tried to avoid the RIDE s... Read this article

Robbery in Fanshawe area
At approximately 2 a.m. on January 8, two males robbed a man walking around the Thurman Circle and Fleming Drive area near Fanshawe. "(The) suspects demanded (the victim) turn over his property," said Const. Dennis Rivest, public informatio... Read this article

A place to heal
Fanshawe College and the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada are looking to team up to put the Mac Cuddy house in Strathroy to good use. Talks are in the works between the two organizations to renovate the Mac Cuddy house into an eating d... Read this article

Code of conduct gets a facelift
Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a student at Fanshawe College? They've changed as of January 1, 2011, and you may be interested to hear what these changes bring. "Now there's a specific policy for appeals," explained Bob ... Read this article

Green ideas could mean green in your wallet
If you've got an idea that could change the way we conserve energy at home — through an invention, a social media campaign or something entirely new — it could net you $10,000. The Scotiabank EcoLiving Award, sponsored by Green L... Read this article

Get networked!
Polish up your resumes and get your business cards ready: the Student2Business Networking Event is coming to town on January 27. The event, sponsored by the London Economic Development Commission, Human Resources Professionals, WIL Employme... Read this article

Snowy day makes for winning cover shot
As snow blanketed the entire city for three straight days in early December, graphic design student Frank Neufeld was there with his camera. He snapped a photo of Kalie Taveirne enjoying one of the snowy days, submitting it to the Interroba... Read this article

Special support for the first generation
Over one-third of the students who started attending Fanshawe in September indicated on their college applications that their parents did not attend college, or that they were the first person in their family to attend college. This wave of ... Read this article

Thinking about London's wilder citizens
Many students may think of London as a second home: it's the place they're getting an education, the place they head to party and the place they live in for three-quarters of the year. But how often do students stop to think about the wildlife... Read this article

Party overload
You thought Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan had it bad in last year's flick Four Christmases? Those chumps have got nothing on me. I had seven Christmases to attend, spanning over eight days. My boyfriend and I both have divorced parents... Read this article

Shopping Safely
Bustling malls and stressful situations do not mix. Shop safely this holiday season using these tips provided by London Police Service. You're at the mall, and there's only one thing on your mind: finding the perfect present. You're focused and... Read this article

Ring in the New Year with Style
What are you doing New Year's? It's the time to plan! While the deadline for the New Year's trip to Montreal has passed, there are plenty of other places to celebrate the start of 2011. We've got everything from cheap and easy to rowdy and cl... Read this article

Beat Holiday Stress
Between finding the ugliest sweater for the Christmas party, the pressure to find the perfect presents and cooking a delicious holiday meal, it can be tough to get through the holidays without a major meltdown. But not to fear — Heather... Read this article

Staying sane during the holidaze
Happy Holidays! Or...not. We all know that drunken family members, awful gifts, living at home again and other holiday "traditions" can overshadow the magic of the season. However, you don't have to write off this time of year entirely. Here ... Read this article

Avoiding holiday bloat
The holiday season is finally here, and visions of sugarplums, pies, cakes, gingerbread, eggnog and chocolate are dancing in our heads. When all the delicious foods that appear on plates across the world during the holiday season, it can be to... Read this article

Put Zach Galifianakis to shame this winter
Movember is drawing to a close, which means you may see fewer 'staches around campus. But Jeff Phillips, a Fanshawe alum, hopes you'll be seeing plenty of wooly beards all winter long. Phillips created Beardo, a company that produc... Read this article

The savior of all luchadore-kind
There's a new dictator in Mexico, and his first action is to “land a knock-out blow” to luchadores — he has banned wrestling. The wrestlers, overcome with emotion, have nothing left to live for. Desperate and alone, the... Read this article

Developmental services workers may get their own professional college
Most people aren't too sure what a developmental services worker does. A new move — creating its own college — aims to change that. Mark Benner, a professor in the developmental services worker program at Fanshawe, summed up the ... Read this article

Exam anxiety can put you on the brink
It's normal to experience some sweatiness, dry mouth, a rapidly beating heart and difficulty concentrating on exams. But what about when the nervousness becomes overwhelming? Dr. Barb Richardson, a psychologist based in London, said there ... Read this article

Local business profile: Yoyo's keeps it cool
The weather may suck outside, but Yoyo's Yogurt Café is providing London with a swirl of summer. Stepping into the café on Richmond Row, the first thing you see is brightly coloured walls, funky furniture and a long, curvy counter in the middle... Read this article

Documentary offers insight into the minds of schizophrenics
Jude Mersereau knew something was different about her since she was a teenager. She said she could "hear different parts of her brain talking to each other." At first, she wondered if she had been possessed by a demon. She also said she believe... Read this article

Not your momma's marijuana
The weed on today's streets is not the same stuff your parents used to smoke. In fact, it may not even be the same as what your older siblings or cousins used to smoke. According to a brain development researcher in London, Dr. Elizabeth Osuch... Read this article

Horticulture tech students bringing colour to campus
With Christmas coming up, it's time to begin decorating — and there's no better place to start than at the Spriet Family Greenhouse (also known as N-building). The greenhouse is alive with deep red, creamy white and soft pink poinsetti... Read this article

Taking a stand against genocide
A small but active group on campus is rallying to get students involved. Students Taking Action Now: Darfur is a Canada-wide group dedicated to helping survivors of the genocide in Darfur and raising awareness with citizens across the globe... Read this article

Comedic rally sparks serious discussion
Over 200,000 people from across North America rallied for sanity on October 30 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event combined Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and Stephen Colbert's campaign to "Keep Fear Alive." The two ... Read this article

Kindness spread across campus in October
The Kindness Starts With FS(You) campaign last month saw many kind acts on campus and in the city. Kind acts listed on the campaign's blog ranged from making Fanshawe a little cleaner to holding doors open for students with their arms full t... Read this article

You (should be) here
His Facebook profile picture is a deep red poppy pin set against a luscious gold background. It's a simple picture, but it speaks volumes. Thick but careful brushstrokes are evident, as is the fact that oil paint was used to express the image'... Read this article

A retro(ish) game for the digital age
Three engineering grads from Memorial University of Newfoundland have teamed up to make the world a little more fun. “We had this idea for a game that we wanted to try out,” recalled Source Studio CEO and founder Alex Brown. &ldq... Read this article

Cupcakes invade Western Fair
London's amateur bakers show their sweet sides on the third Sunday of every month. That's when the Iron Cupcake Challenge is held in the Western Fair Farmers Market. The Iron Cupcake Challenge has the same premise as the Iron Chef t... Read this article

Egg-scuse me, have you heard the news?
The Out Back Shack is serving breakfast - I'm totally cereal! On November 8, they'll be hosting a Grand Reopening to celebrate all things breakfast-y. There will be eggs, toast and, of course, everyone's favourite meat treat: bacon. The O... Read this article

Beat the time crunch
Exams are just a month away, and time management is becoming more important than ever. Between final projects, term papers and studying for exams, it's tough to squeeze in any time to sleep, let alone relax or hang out with friends. Not to ... Read this article

A most peculiar pentathlon
Huffing and puffing, two girls dashed through the hallways of the police station, arriving at the conference room with huge smiles on their sweaty faces. It was one of those rare times when arriving at a police station was cause for exciteme... Read this article

Great music for a great cause
"Don't give in without a fight," sings Pink Floyd frontman David Gilmour on Hey You. They're words that have inspired generations of fans, including Londoner Jesse Hildebrand-Nestor. The 18-year-old South Collegiate Institute grad is working... Read this article

New campaign to deter johns
The London Police Service launched an initiative on October 21 with the goal of keeping prospective johns out of areas frequented by prostitutes. The eight-week program will see more police patrolling areas such as Maitland Street through th... Read this article

Change at the top
As of early in the morning on October 26, the municipal election was declared to be finished, meaning those ugly candidate signs will disappear from people's front lawns. That's not the only change that will be happening in the city. The may... Read this article

How does your Mo grow, bro?
November is going to be one hairy month: Movember is taking over Fanshawe. Movember is a not-for-profit organization that puts a new face on men's health during the month of November. It encourages men to start the month off clean-shaven, a... Read this article

Last minute Halloween costumes
This issue came out only six days before Halloween, so if you don't have a costume by now, you're probably scrambling. Not to worry; the Interrobang team has got your back. Here are a few simple but awesome Halloween costume ideas for guys and girl... Read this article

Nothing corny about this haunted maze
There's nothing creepier than walking through a corn maze on a cool October night. The full moon beams down on the stalks, which gently sway in the breeze … and suddenly crash down as a hungry zombie lunges for you and your friends' delicious ... Read this article

Chartwells stirs up one mean bean
This year's United Way chili cook-off on campus raised much more than a hill of beans for charity. The competition on October 14 was hot and spicy, as Chartwells Food Services' "Deep South Chili," Fanshawe hospitality students' "Burning Beef... Read this article

May talks sustainable business
The word "sustainability" has been tossed around a lot lately as environmental issues are coming to the fore. Though it sometimes comes across as a green-washing phrase, Fanshawe staff and students learned a bit more about the term and how it'... Read this article

This is you on drugs
We're not here to tell you whether you should take drugs or not. You can make that choice on your own. But it is important that you know the short- and long-term effects of what you're putting in your body. METHAMPHETAMINE What it... Read this article

A Monster of a buzz
Sean Wilson is not addicted to energy drinks. Nevermind that he feels he can't function properly without drinking one every day, or that at one point he couldn't start his day without popping one open before he got out of bed; the need for caf... Read this article

KFC Double Down comes to Canada
KFC was never known as a place to eat health food, but with the limited-time addition of the Double Down to the Canadian menu, the chain — and its patrons — are about to get a lot less healthy. The Double Down is a sandwich witho... Read this article

Driven to distraction
Check your cellphone and reread the last text message you received. Would you pay $155 to read that? Would you cause a car accident, potentially hurting yourself or someone else? Would you face jail time? That's what might happen under Onta... Read this article

Slaying the paper monster
Think of Heather Burke as an organizational superhero. She owns the Ottawa-based Smart Space Organizing and is a member of Professional Organizers in Canada. In short, she's a trained professional organizer who can turn your desk's papery hell int... Read this article

Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk a beastly collection
Author David Sedaris is known for his hilariously strange short stories about his family and his life. His latest book, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Beastiary, seems as though it would be miles away from his usual offerings. It's not. It'... Read this article

Haunted hayride showcases damned Donnelly family
As Halloween slinks closer and the days grow colder, you may find yourself seeking out the spookier side of London — something to get your heart racing and your palms sweating. You'll find no finer scares than at this year's haunted ha... Read this article

Man assaults officer on campus, RIDE program snares a few
Early in the morning on October 4, London Police were called to Fanshawe to assist Campus Security with a drunken man. Shane Lockrey, a 23-year-old from Forest, was visiting friends in one of the residences when he became drunk and out of co... Read this article

Kindness starts with FS(You)
Meredith Fraser said she believes kindness can change the world. In fact, she believes this so strongly that during the month of October, she's encouraging the entire city of London to end hate by doing good deeds. Fraser is the head of L... Read this article

The comic side of disability
People with disabilities are slowly coming more into the media spotlight — characters like Artie on Glee and Raymond from Rain Man give others a view into life with a disability, right? Not so, according to Jeff Preston, but he's aimin... Read this article

Former Falcon suspended for drug use at championships
Random drug tests are a normal part of athletics, from professional leagues to school sports. That's why so many people are surprised that Brandon Cato, a former forward for the Falcons men's basketball team, was caught with cannabis in his ... Read this article

Local business profile: Skate gear for grown-ups
Think of Apocalypse as the brick-and-mortar version of a mullet — but instead of "business in the front, party in the back," it's more "fashion in the front, art in the back" and a party the whole way through. Apocalypse is not your ty... Read this article

Double (DineSafe) rainbow all the way across the city
What does this mean? London's eateries have been awash in rainbows since August. These colourful signs not only look pretty, they're going to help you dine a little safer. The signs appeared as part of a new by-law, referred to as DineS... Read this article

Safety hits the road
On September 24, London Police Service made an enormous donation to benefit students in Fanshawe's emergency management, paramedic, police foundations and emergency telecommunications programs, as well as the greater community: an incident co... Read this article

The least sexy article you'll read today
You knew it was coming: it's time for the dreaded STI article. You're beat over the head with it in virtually every article about sex: use protection or face the consequences. "Consequences" is kind of a vague term, though, especially when paired wi... Read this article

Bow-chicka-wow-wow not just for boys
Porn has always been thought of as a male-dominated arena. With the rise of the Internet, however, porn is more easily accessible than ever, opening it up to a whole new audience. Last year, a British parenting site called Netmums surveyed 4,200 wom... Read this article

Show heats up the city
London will be getting a bit sexier from October 1 to 3. That's when the Everything To Do With Sex Show hits the Progress Building at the Western Fair. The show began 11 years ago in Toronto, and had its first show in London in 2008. "We tr... Read this article

Business Profile: My First Sex Toy
Anyone with the idea that all sex shops are dingy places for lecherous weirdos can toss that stereotype out the window. The Stag Shop's uncovered windows, pink walls and brightly lit atmosphere make this sex shop a comfortable and relaxed place... Read this article

Toronto adorned for Nuit Blanche
Toronto is known as a cultural destination — from its amazing shopping to the huge museums, there's always something to do — but on October 2, you can see the city in an entirely new way. "At its core, Nuit Blanche is a 12-hour e... Read this article

Ruling the school for a day
On September 15, Fanshawe had a brand-new president — for 24 hours. Rubelyn Ubando works as part of the support staff at Fanshawe's language and liberal studies school. On September 15, she received a pretty impressive promotion: pres... Read this article

Paramedic students honour 9/11
Early in the morning on Saturday, September 11, as the sun rose and the city dozed, Fanshawe's paramedic students were busy delivering breakfast to Emergency Medical Service workers across London and Elgin County. This annual tradition bega... Read this article

Combo crunch
It's a typical school day and the Oasis is buzzing with hungry students. Michael Kowalski, a second-year computer systems technology student, was one such hungry student. On Friday, September 10, he went into the Oasis for lunch “Th... Read this article

New food supplier for Out Back Shack and Oasis
This semester, as you're chowing down on fruits and veggies from the Oasis and the Out Back Shack, you may notice that they taste a little fresher. That's because the restaurants have a new produce supplier and are now starting to serv... Read this article

Think globally, eat locally
Many people are making a conscious effort to put a little green into their lives, from walking more and driving less, to recycling and upcycling, to eating organic or local foods. Jeff Pastorius, however, is taking green to a whole new level... Read this article

New law targets young and novice drivers
It's the beginning of the semester at the affectionately nicknamed “Funshawe,” and everybody knows that means it's party time. Amidst all the excitement for upcoming shindigs and pub nights come sobering new regulations and... Read this article

Elluminate: A bright idea
Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, visited Fanshawe in late August to hear about the elearning initiative that is setting Fanshawe students' minds alight. “Elluminate,” a real-time online learni... Read this article

ToneCheck yourself before you wreck yourself
With 165 billion emails sent around the world every day, there's a good chance that some will be misinterpreted — and about half of them are, according to a recent study conducted by the Booth School of Business at the University of ... Read this article

Higher learning = higher income
A recent study by the C.D. Howe Institute has proven what students have long been told: the more educated you are, the more money you'll earn. The study, entitled “The Payoff: Returns to University, College and Trades Education in ... Read this article

Eco to go
The Out Back Shack and Oasis are taking steps in greener directions this year. The restaurants' new program, called “eco-takeout,” means that they will produce less waste. The program is simple: purchase an Eco-Card from ei... Read this article

Bus-tin' out: Lots to see with the LTC
London has tons of fun things to do, but when you don't have a car or can't afford to pay for gas, it can be hard to feel motivated to get out of campus and into the heart of the city. However, your tuition pays for a bus pass for a rea... Read this article

Associate coach Camillo is on the b-ball
Experienced. Demanding. Respected. That's how Matt White, head coach of the women's basketball team, describes Charlene Camillo. It's these qualities — plus a stellar application — that netted Camillo, associate coach o... Read this article

Fanshawe shines in September
It's time once again for Canada's largest post-secondary fundraiser to hit campuses across the nation. This year marks the 46th annual Shinerama, and organizers have lofty goals on campus and nationwide. Last year, 35,000 students at 60... Read this article

Rez survival guide
By now, students moving into the Merlin, Peregrine and Falcon House residences have just started to unpack and settle into dorm life. Roommates have been met, posters have been hung and rooms have only just begun their descent into the mid-sem... Read this article

Your year to succeed
September is rapidly approaching, and that means back to school. Whether it's after a few months of summer break or a few years of working or raising a family, getting back into the habit of going to class and doing homework will take some... Read this article

FSU website adds social media component for Fall semester
Forget Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn; FSU's new social networking site is bringing students together like never before. Joe Scalia, FSU president, said that the student union chose to create a social networking site because “that... Read this article

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