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How to claw back your student debt (and practise local history) with metal detecting
Metal detecting is the perfect student hobby. It combines research and entrepreneurship with good-old-fashioned sweaty outdoor work. Read more

Ready for revolution? Watch Netflix's 3%
I've always found fall to be the perfect time for getting all dystopian. It's a guilty pleasure of mine, ever since I sat down with The Hunger Games so many years ago. Maybe it's the crisp brown and red leaves, maybe it's the transition from the freedom of summer to the rigorous schedule of schooling. Read more

A 40-year old cold case cracked by Western professor and students
Michael Arntfield has cracked a case that's been cold for 40 years and he's sharing the story for all to see. Read more

If you're Glow-ing to watch Netflix, you need to watch this new wrestling series
Glow: The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling is a drama-comedy about the real TV show from the '80s and it's one new series you donít want to miss. Read more

Booksellers' research highlights London's cultural history
London: 150 Cultural Moments is a lovingly-crafted look into London's often hidden-away arts and culture scene through the years. Their book launched earlier this summer, but has been in the works for some time. Read more

OSAP updated to fight against misinformation
The Ontario School Assistance Program (OSAP) is used to fund the education of many college and university students, but not all of them know exactly how the program works. Read more

Cooking is not as innocent as it seems in Macauley's The Cook
Wayne Macauley's novel The Cook has just the right amount of social satire to make it a quick read while still provoking thought about the food and service industry. Read more

New fund awards $15,000 ideas to student ideas
A newly announced innovation fund is looking to kickstart creativity in Ontario, and Fanshawe students and alum can apply. Read more

Allegories in Beatrice and Virgil
Sometimes, the simple description of a pear can be one of the most interesting parts of a book. For Yann Martel's 2010 novel Beatrice and Virgil, this is most certainly the case, in the best way possible. Read more

Size doesn't matter
This year sees the return of Canada's biggest coffee contest, with over $75 million in prizes available. The contest enters its 31st year, making it popular with both customers and profit margins. Read more

Gone Girl presents alternative facts of marriage
Gillian Flynn's novel Gone Girl is an electrifying thriller with a perfect mix of underlying media commentary. The title of the book should be familiar as a film adaptation was released in 2014 starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. Read more

Sexual violence campaign spells out support
Making campus a safer and more supportive place is as easy as writing a letter. A new sexual violence awareness campaign hopes to channel some of the Valentine's Day love and send it to survivors of sexual violence. Read more

Fanshawe grad uses business to create social change
Fanshawe graduate and entrepreneur Tyler Bryden has a lot to be proud of. His marketing and production company SixFive Interactive has just hired on a new employee and has an established office space in Innovation Works, a big step for the propel entrepreneurship program graduates. Read more

Film festival taps into power of smartphones
The Western Smartphone Film Festival is gearing up for their screening of student-shot short films on Feb. 4. The festival, now in its second year, sets itself apart by its content: every film is shot entirely with a phone camera. Read more

Dealing with workplace conformity in Jonas Karlsson's The Room
It's no surprise that a lot of fiction has been written on the topic of office culture considering the number of people who spend most of their lives working there. Read more

Colleges and universities team up to bring the best of the education worlds
The time of polarization between university and college is ending or at least becoming less noticeable in certain fields. Read more

The consequences of immortality: looking at Drew Magary's The Postmortal
What would really happen if immortality were achieved? Drew Magary's novel The postmortal offers a bleak, if not painfully realistic, look at the implications of eternal life. Read more

Interior decoration alumna is Canada's next designer
Fanshawe alumna Marcy Mussari has been crowned Canada's next designer in an IKEA-sponsored reality TV competition, The Search For Canada's Next Designer. Read more

Gift guide for vintage fans
Stumped on what gift to get for that ultra-hip friend of yours? A happy medium must be struck between mainstream and alternative. Check out these London vintage stores filled to the brim with handmade accessories and artsy knick-knacks. Read more

Fanshawe board member recognized as community leader
He's the chair of Fanshawe's Board of Governors, but he's just been named a community leader. John Leitch was the winner of the Community Leadership Award at the tenth Pillar non-profit Community Innovation Awards. Read more

Theatre Western hosts Twelve Angry Men
As one political story closes, another begins. Theatre Western's production of Twelve Angry Men is nearly ready for audiences, running from Nov. 16 to 19 at the Mustang Lounge. Read more

Is a fall reading week necessary for Fanshawe?
While Western adopted a two-day fall study break starting in 2012, Fanshawe students continue to go without a longer break mid-semester. A break could improve the mental health of students. Read more


How to stay financially safe this Halloween
As Halloween draws nearer, it comes with the stress of planning and buying costumes, candy and decorations. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Western Ontario has compiled some helpful tips about Halloween spending. Read more

Harvest Dinner set to raise funds for London's impoverished
This is the second year for the Harvest Dinner, which takes place on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. and features ingredients grown within 100 miles of the London area. Read more

Unmasking the clown: A brief history of clowning and fear
The recent killer clown phenomenon made its way to London as local high schools were threatened with the kidnapping of students and killing of teachers. Read more

Ontario government funds sexual assault awareness program for London organization
The Center for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children has received $300,000 to improve sexual assault awareness and provide training for Ontario post-secondary campus workers. Read more

London food trailer first in Canada to be completely organic
Ivan Santana-Barnes' dream of owning a food trailer has at last come true with the opening of ivanopoblano. The trailer sits at the corner of Oxford and Stuart and offers 100 per cent organic cuisine; this is the first of its kind in Canada. Read more

History Boys set to take the stage
New theatre company Calithumpian Theatre Co. is deep in rehearsal for upcoming production of Alan Bennett's History Boys, running Oct. 7 to 15 at the McManus Theatre. Read more

Music lovers rejoice: Sofar Sounds comes to London
A new arts organization is bringing the magic back to live music. Sofar Sounds held two intimate London concerts in the month of September and is already preparing for a concert on Oct. 20. Read more

Local independent bookstore moves to Richmond Row
Local store owner Vanessa Brown stands amongst the stacks of books in the new location of independent book retailer Brown & Dickson. Brown and her business partner Jason Dickson moved into their Richmond Row shop Sept. 3 and the community response has been positive. Read more

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