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Three things you need to make for your room this year
Move in day has happened and you're noticing there's some things missing in your dorm. You need something to keep you organized and on track. Worry not, the Interrobang included the instructions for three easy-to-make DIY items to have in your room this year. Read more

Meal ideas to help you get through this school year
Struggling to decide what to make yourself for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Check out our meal prep guide. Read more

Using the Correct Words: Understanding LGBTQ+ vocabulary and terms
The Interrobang has put together a list of terms and their proper definitions used within the LGBTQ+ community to help spread awareness and understanding. Read more

Diversity Is Our Strength: Get to know the variety of religions the world has to offer
Diversity should be seen as a strength. People make up parts of a body that come together to function as a whole, each bringing unique gifts and ideas to the table. Here are some examples of the different forms of religion one may identify with. Read more

Twelve Palentine's day ideas
Valentine's Day does not just have to be for those in a relationship. Why not ditch your Netflix night alone and plan a get-together with your friends that you can all enjoy? Read more

Date Ideas on a Budget
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and you notice that your bank account balance is running dangerously low. Going on a date does not have to be expensive to be a good time. Read more

Find the Perfect Part-Time Job
Do you want to find a part-time job but don't know where to start applying? As students, it can be hard to find jobs that coincide with school schedules and so we've come up with job ideas that typically accommodate part time hours Read more

The Dos and Don'ts of a Good Interview
Whether you are an experienced or a novice interviewee, going for an interview can be nerve-wracking. We've come up with some tried and true dos and don'ts that will boost your confidence and guarantee you leaving a good impression with your employer. Read more

"Yoga"na wanna try these stretches
Stretches are an essential part of your workout. They energize and restore muscles to prevent injuries. Incorporating some stretches into your routine, especially after you workout will help release tension, elongate your frame and improve flexibility. Read more

Eight healthy, quick and easy-to-make snack ideas
Sometimes it can be hard to whip up something healthy when you're on a time crunch. The Interrobang came up with eight healthy snack ideas that can be modified to your liking, are easy to make and take little time to create. Read more

Cardio or weight training, the choice is yours
There is a constant debate on what the best type of exercise is for your body, what will help you burn the most calories, make you leaner, etc. Despite the ongoing debate, people who exercise regularly can still find it difficult to navigate through all the quackery. Read more

DIY Christmas cards
What better way to show off your (perhaps non-existent) art and creativity skills by making a handmade Christmas card. Don't worry if you're not that artistically inclined, we've included detailed instructions on how to make some easy, yet professional-looking Christmas cards for your friends and family this season. Read more

Don't Make a Fashion Faux-Pas: Shop environmentally friendly
In the world of fashion, the biggest faux-pas is the impact it has on the environment. According to an article by, the fashion industry is the second largest polluting industry worldwide next to oil. Read more

How to fight the stress monster
There is not one person in the world who hasn't experienced some sort of stress in their lifetime. With small amounts of stress, it can help you feel more awake, alert and concentrated. Read more

How to be a good friend to someone with a mental illness
When someone close to you has a mental illness, it can be hard to know what you can do to help and if there is anything you can do. A lot of people feel the pressure of making their friends feel better which can be a lot of responsibility for one person. Read more

Abstinence: A look into possible reasons some people may choose to withstand being sexually being active.
While a person's decision to remain abstinent is not better or worse than someone who isn't, it is important from both perspectives to understand why some people make the decision to either be sexually active or not and to respect it. Read more

Cleaning and grooming your garden
How much money and time do you invest into styling and cleaning your head of hair? Now compare that to how much time you spend on your health down below. Just because you may be the only one that sees your nether regions, doesn't mean you shouldn't hold its cleanliness to the highest standard. Read more

STI and STD Rates are Rising. Are Your Precaution Methods Increasing Too?
Without proper precaution measures, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can negatively affect your body's health and cause long-lasting and sometimes devastating effects. Read more

Three things you need to make for your room this year
Move in day has happened and you're noticing there's some things missing in your dorm. You need something to keep you organized and on track. Worry not, the Interrobang included the instructions for three easy-to-make DIY items to have in your room this year. Read more

Meal ideas to help you get through this school year
Lunches can often be prepped the week before in large batches. Some ideas include salad and soups. Another thing that has become popular is Bento Box lunch boxes. Read more

Budweiser Gardens to host three Canadian acts for Fanshawe's 50th anniversary
Get ready Fanshawe, Canadian bands Hedley, Barenaked Ladies and special guest Brave Shores are making their way to the Budweiser Gardens stage. Read more

Fanshawe paints rainbow crosswalk outside Wellness and Fitness Centre
Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) showed its pride by painting a rainbow crosswalk on campus on July 6. Read more

Fanshawe launches new agri-business management graduate program
Fanshawe celebrated the launch of its one-year agri-business management graduate certificate program on June 7. Read more

Our guide to the hottest places to buy a cold one
Summer would not be the same without afternoons spent at London;s most popular bars and patios. To make the best of your experience this summer, check out our list of the hottest places in the city to buy a cold one. Read more

Don't know what to do this summer? Take a hike!
It's time to dust off your running shoes and turn off your TV. Summer is here, which means it's time to get outside and explore the beauty that is nature. Read more

Seven makeup products to have in your beauty bag this summer
Create an effortless looking tan with bronzer, add some coral lipstick for a pop of colour and some coats of mascara and you're on your way to looking like a sun-kissed goddess. Read more

Five ways to beachy waves
When summer comes around you don't always have time for long hair routines in the morning. It's time to be carefree and let those locks blow in the breeze. Read more

Fanshawe nursing chair wins provincial excellence award
Dr. Sandy DeLuca, the chair of Fanshawe's School of Nursing, received a Council of Ontario Universities' Programs in Nursing (COUPN) provincial award on May 2. Read more

Provincial government grants Fanshawe $2.6 million
Ontario Deputy Premier, MPP for London North Centre and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews, visited Fanshawe to make a special announcement on May 26. Read more

Fanshawe Wellness and Fitness Centre open for business
Fanshawe welcomed its students into the new Wellness and Fitness centre with a soft launch on May 8. The three-story centre, located in J building, has been under construction for roughly two years. Read more

Fanshawe holds mock disaster training exercise
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at Fanshawe to respond to a mock emergency that took place in front of B building on May 25. The incident, a Fanshawe Emergency Management Office (EMO), disaster training exercise, titled Fanshawe Exercise 50, was organized by a core planning team. Read more

Fanshawe business professor joins Peter Devlin as president for the day
Professor Shannon Webb from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business joined Peter Devlin as Fanshawe's president for the day on May 24. The day was arranged as the prize for an online silent auction that took place to fundraise for Fanshawe's United Way campaign.  Read more

City of London celebrates its 24th McHappy Day
Londoners across the city showed their support at McDonald's restaurants while taking part in McHappy Day on May 3. What made it even more special was that this year marked the 40th anniversary since the founding of the initiative, while the city of London has been participating for the past 24 years.  Read more


Vancouver-based $4.95 menu restaurant coming to London
The Warehouse Group, a restaurant company that originated in B.C., is now coming to London. It will be replacing the Mongolian Grill on Richmond Row at 645 Richmond Street. Read more

Neighbours: Plants Growing
With a community garden, your plants will now have next-door neighbours. Community gardens are designated areas that were set up in London approximately 20 years ago for people without the space required to grow their own plants. Read more

Composting for Dummies
You may know compost as the brown, earthy material that is used for cultivating gardens, but did you know that as an organic material it has the power to impact recycling and substantially reduce waste? Read more

Fanshawe professor receives triple honours at international conference
Dr. Angela Bourne, professor of interior design at Fanshawe, received triple honours at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Design and Knowledge conference. Read more

Canada ranked second best country in the world
A new report released by the U.S. News and World Report in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has ranked Canada as the second best country in the world following Switzerland as the first. Read more

The ultimate bookwork bookstore guide
Would you rather be reading a book above anything else? Do you decline going out on weekends just to spend time with a special book? Are you always having to convince your friends that the book is always better than the movie? Read more

Fanshawe makes highest contribution to United Way in its history
Fanshawe president Peter Devlin announced that Fanshawe had exceeded its United Way campaign goal. The goal was set at the beginning of the campaign in September 2016 and was exceeded by over a few thousand, reaching a record-setting $115,153. Read more


London-based technology company leading the way in web development in Canada
Digital Echidna, a London technology company, has been named one of the leading companies to specialize in web development in Canada. Scores were determined by three categories: client reviews, client experience and market presence. Read more


Student housing in London not meeting demand
A recent survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMA) indicates that current off-campus student housing availability in London is insufficient. Read more

James Jackson tops the men's volleyball team in stats for month of January
On Feb. 1st, James Jackson, member of the Fanshawe volleyball team, was named the lululemon Fanshawe male student-athlete for the month of January. The award is given to one male and one female Fanshawe athlete per month based on their accomplishments. Read more

FYI just do some DIY
Homemade gifts are often the most meaningful and heartfelt gifts you can give. Follow these simple tutorials below to make an inexpensive, easy and personalized DIY gift for your significant other. Read more

How to make your Valentine's Day spicier than cinnamon hearts
While Netflix and chill is a common date idea for when you can't think of anything better to do, Valentine's Day requires something a little more romantic, so this guide is going to spice up your Valentine's Day and give you some ideas that you might not have considered. Read more

Volleyball's Meghan Morelli makes Fanshawe history
Meghan Morelli, member of the Fanshawe women's volleyball team, made Fanshawe history on Jan. 26 by breaking two Fanshawe records. The 19-year-old not only scored 22 kills in one night (the most kills made by a Falcon in Fanshawe history), but also scored a combined 27 points in the match. Read more

Job Hunting Tools 101
Sometimes it can feel like there are literally no jobs out there; however, the truth is that there are so many right underneath your nose, you just may not know where to look. Read more


Climate change will have Canada experiencing milder weather
A recent study conducted by Karin van der Wiel, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and the Geophysical Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, indicates that Canada will see milder weather. Read more


Fanshawe alumni brother trio bring a modern and fresh take on the local barbershop scene
Three brothers, originally from Trinidad and Tobago, recently opened their own barbershop, Ox and Bow, located at 205 Oxford Street East this past December. Read more

Scott Helman and The Kents perform at Fanshawe
What usually is a quiet night at Fanshawe was transformed into a lively one when The Kents and Scott Helman entered the building Thursday, Jan 12 for an 8 p.m. performance Read more

Essentials for helping you survive this winter season
Whether or not you are a fan of this chilly season, this guide will without a doubt improve your experience this winter. Read more

Fanshawe alumna wins two SiriusXM titles
On Jan. 4, Jessica Allossery, an Indie-Folk singer-songwriter from London, won two titles on the SiriusXM radio channel's Coffee House polls. Read more

Missing Fs culprit strikes again
Yet another incident of missing Fs was reported which follows a popular trend over the last year. Since summer 2016, reports of the missing letters have gone on in October, November and early December. Read more

Tea gift guide
It's time to grab a cup of cheer and make room on your Christmas gift list for your tea-loving friends. Buying your friend some tea would just be too easy and doesn't show much effort or creativity on your part. Read more

Nail your look this Christmas
Winter is here, which also means dry, flaky skin and cracked hands. It's time to give your hands a little TLC and a makeover with these cute and festive nail designs. Read more

Top five things to do over the holidays
There's no need to be sliding into everyone's DMs this holiday season when you can go sliding down a large snow hill instead. Read more

DIY Christmas Cards
Rather than just buying the generic store-bought Christmas cards this year, why not impress your friends and family and make your own unique cards. They're fun, cheap and easy to make and look professional once they are done. Read more

Fanshawe graduate wins the 2016 Premier's Award in technology field
Chris Gower, chief operator officer of buildings at PCL Construction Inc., was named the recipient of the 2016 Premier's Award in the technology field, according to a Fanshawe press release. Read more

FSU participates in Adopt-A-Family
For the past 10 years, Adopt-A-Family has been a large part of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) at Christmas time. Adopt-A-Family is a cause that supports families in need at Christmas that are struggling financially. Read more

Ten ways to save money this school year
While those quick coffee or tea runs may seem cheap at the time, a month's worth of even one cup per day can total approximately $60. By the end of the school year that's almost $500. Read more


NDP MP pushing for free birth control for Canadians
After successfully campaigning for the removal of a federal tax from feminine hygiene products, Irene Mathyssen, London-Fanshawe MP, is lobbying to make birth control free in Canada. Read more

We moustache you a question: Are you ready for Movember?
It's that time of year again: Movember. Which means we moustache you a question: are you ready for bristly moustaches, bushy beards and prickly stubble? Read more


London ranked third best place to be a woman in Canada
In the recent study authored by senior researcher Kate McInturff at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, London was rated the third best place to be a woman in Canada. Read more

Fanshawe student creates petition and successfully brings back the Macs
When Garett MacLaren, a second year student in interactive media design and production at the CDPA discovered that the Mac computers had recently been replaced with PCs, he decided to do something about it. Read more

Mental Health: Not just a Band-Aid(R) type of fix
Despite it being an unpopular and avoided topic, mental health problems affect many Canadians every day. Approximately one in five Canadians will experience mental illness in their lifetime. Read more

Eating disorders: Not just a diet gone wrong
OH MY GOSH, JUST EAT. An instruction that should seem like a simple task was extremely difficult for Kim, a 26-year-old who starting suffering from bulimia nervosa when she was 13. Read more


Fanshawe opens new English Language Institute
Fanshawe's faculty of arts, media and design has opened a new English Language Institute (ELI) to enhance ESL programming. Read more

Exploring the local tea scene
Leaves are beginning to turn red, cozy sweaters and boots are now a staple wardrobe item and pumpkin pies are beginning to surface on bakery shelves. Fall has come around at last; this is the season that tea-lovers live for. Read more

Saffron's new "to-go" menu is going to be your new "go-to" for lunch
Saffron's, a dine-in restaurant run by the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Fanshawe, has created its first to-go menu. Read more

Broadcast television students collaborate with Rogers for a new mini series about Fanshawe
Broadcast television students at Fanshawe have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Rogers for a mini series about Fanshawe as a part of their program curriculum. Read more

STIs: Make sure what happens in the bedroom doesn't stay in you
It's time to get serious and talk sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Approximately one in four adolescents will contract an STD each year. Read more


Contraceptives: A cheaper alternative to sending your kid to college
By now you've likely heard (perhaps excessively) about how important it is to practice safe sex to not only prevent pregnancy but also STIs and STDs. With such a large variety of options available, sometimes it can be hard to know what provides the most protection and will work best for you. Read more


My decision to remain abstinent
Many people ask me how I do it, but I think the most important question is why. Why do I choose to abstain from sex? I have come to understand that I am a part of the minority of people who choose to remain abstinent. Read more

Fanshawe collaborates on motion capture suit and arm sleeve for Parkinson's patients
Fanshawe has collaborated with researchers at Movement Disorder Diagnostic Technologies Inc. (MDDT) to create a prototype of a motion capture suit and tremor arm sleeve for Parkinson's patients. Read more

Your Guide To London
You may have just entered London for school or you have lived in London for years and are directionally challenged, and so you need a bit of help navigating around the city. Read more

How to survive and thrive with your roommates
With a new school year come new experiences and new challenges. One of these can be living with roommates either on or off campus. Read more

Enhancing your college experience with FSU clubs
Clubs are an essential part of Fanshawe that bring people from different backgrounds, ethnicities and with different interests together. Read more

Missing and murdered indigenous inquiry moving into next phase
After Justin Trudeau's entry to cabinet on Nov. 4, 2015 as Prime Minister of Canada, launching a national inquiry into the murdered and missing indigenous women and girls was one of his top priorities. Read more

NHL player honours Londoner's community contributions
On August. 4, Drew Doughty, atoMc ambassador and current defenceman for the Los Angeles Kings, joined atoMc for a day of activities to honour Sharrie Hennessy. Read more

Goslings rescued from roof of F building
Two geese were spotted on the top of Fanshawe's F Building with their unhatched baby goslings. Read more


Make a splash and dive into summer
It's time to make a splash this summer and dive into the deep end. Indoor pools are out and outdoor pools are in. Read more

A berry sweet way to spend the day
Why not skip the trip to the grocery store and make an outing of picking your own fruit? Read more

London and District Distress Centre shutting down
The London District and Distress Centre, an immediate help line for people in crisis to call, is being shut down due to recent budget cuts. Read more

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