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Fighting the flu
With all the information about H1N1 and seasonal flu flying around like the virus itself, the situation seems a little confusing. So here's some straightforward information. If you're waiting around for a flu shot clinic, there won't be... Read more

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College and FSU join on self defense training for men
Recent incidents occurring in the city of London have sparked Fanshawe College to take action. A six-hour self-defense pilot project aimed at teaching all young men how to get out of potentially dangerous situations has arrived. Bob Earle, Security... Read more

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Vote for part-time workers' union includes students
Part-time employees, students included, are being asked to vote on October 19 on whether they support the idea of a part-time workers' union. A part-time workers' union means that a third party would represent employees in negotiations invol... Read more

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Project L.E.A.R.N. deemed a success
As another Thanksgiving passes, another bout of Project L.E.A.R.N. comes to an end — until next spring anyway. Overall, this year didn't see any out-of-control situations or people — although numerous notices and charges were laid. ... Read more

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Rally's message: Hate crimes not tolerated in London
Nearly three hundred Londoners gathered at a Rally in Support of Peaceful Communities. The event held on October 7 at the Victoria Park band shell, despite poor weather conditions, was led by Michelle Boyce who is the president of Diversity Training... Read more

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Celebrating religion: Diwali a festival of lights
Diwali (or Deepavali) - October 17th, 2009 Diwali, known as the ‘Festival of Lights, is a momentous celebration in the cultures of Hinduism, Sikhism, Buddhism and Jainism. It is recognized as an official holiday in India. The five-day festi... Read more

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Local Business Profile: McCulloch's a party goers treasure shop
Back in 1962, Dorothy McCulloch opened the first McCulloch's store on Dundas Street in London. Dorothy, a dance instructor, was frustrated by the lack of dance apparel suppliers in the London area so she decided to open a store of her own. Specia... Read more

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Anarchy Alive author visiting London to talk about Israelis and Palestinians working together
The ongoing conflict in the “Holy Land” is often framed in terms of Israelis versus Palestinians or more crudely Jews against Arabs. This oversimplification tends to polarize people along those lines and fans the flames of blind hatred to... Read more

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Career Corner: Writing an effective resume
Most job seekers appreciate that one of the most important tools required in the job search is the resume and covering letter. First impressions are lasting ones so your resume needs to stand out favourably. Much like writing an advertisement to sell... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Welcome to FATS Knows! You've likely found there's a lot you need to know here at Fanshawe, and FATS is here to help you. Look to this regular column for dates, deadlines and directions so you don't wind up in difficulties. Look for FATS ... Read more

Opinion

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Opportunity is what you make of it
I'm going to open my article with a question, and really think about this one: Why are you here, and what are you expecting to get out of college? Chances are you said something about success. Everyone wants success but let's face it, not ev... Read more

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Green Living: Time to implement your own environmental action plan
Wondering why the weather's been so wacky these days? This year, our summer seemed more like fall, and recently, our winters have felt like those experienced in the Arctic. Though our weather patterns are all messed up, some people still don'... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: In the wake of Bishop Lahey
We have a highly educated man who most would think would be able to keep himself out of personal ruin. Yet, if the charges against him are proven, it will turn out that he was carrying with him the very photos that would destroy his career. He is a r... Read more

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The things women do for men
Relationships are built on a number of things. Just as men, women at times sacrifice their own sanity to keep the bond with their man strong. As a relationship moves from one stage to the next, different aspects are put into perspective, as a bond b... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Prayers for Canada
Dear Editor: All of Canada is in our thoughts and prayers regarding the fires that devastated British Columbia. While the little three, Chrysler, Ford, and GM, decide on how many factories to close in Ontario because they want to continue business-... Read more

Lifestyles

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A true Canadian band OHBIJOU hits home
If our nation's disposition could be captured through the essence of a single musical group, undoubtedly, it would be Toronto's orchestral pop ensemble OHBIJOU. Innovative, yet unassuming, proud, yet polite and respectful, multicultural in bo... Read more

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Akron/Family experimenting with the music
A folk-influenced experimental rock band that uses instruments like the glockenspiel! Every musician wants to be in a family like this. Akron/Family has had people talking since their self titled debut in 2005. However, the New York based band let t... Read more

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Brother My Enemy's metal catching on
Having individually shared the stage with bands like 54-40, The Trews, Big Wreck and I Mother Earth, London rockers Brother My Enemy are seasoned players just looking for their big break. “We come from a collective background of many years of ... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Making a killer playlist
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. The paper has given me this space to share with you anything I please. Crazy? Or just crazy enough to work?

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Designer creates Fashion with compassion and toilet paper?
Fashion for a good cause is always a winning formula. But when toilet paper is added to the mix, it ups the creative ante and adds a little pizzazz to an otherwise normal fashion show.

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De Roover's Windows and Doors “houses” eclectic talent
At a breakfast joint in downtown London, Jean-Paul De Roover is explaining how to assemble his CD case — into a house. Believe it or not, the normal-looking case flips, folds and slides into a little 3D house. This creative marketing method i... Read more

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London based Gaming Union has global following
A former Fanshawe student has a hand in the development of a new online video game news and reviews publication. Kyle Wynen, a former broadcast journalism student, and avid online games enthusiast, worked closely with editor-in-chief, Darryl Kearvel... Read more

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Childrens campus Halloween party sure to be spooky
It's time for Fanshawe's annual Halloween party. Students and staff can register their children aged 2 to 10 years, beginning Tuesday, October 13 at the Biz Booth. The annual FSU children's Halloween Party will takes place on Saturday O... Read more

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Hyde Park Scarecrow Fest – Oct 17
The Hyde Park Scarecrow Fest, sponsored by the Rotary Club of London-Hyde Park, will be held on Saturday, October 17, in Hyde Park. The day will be filled with fun as Londoners enjoy activities designed for the entire family. The following is a bre... Read more

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Love Lola: lack of cash causing stress, Lola has the solution
Hello My Lovelies, Lola here, I thought I'd stray from the expected this week and offer you an intimate peek into my twisted little mind rather than posting a letter from another Smitten Kitten or Runaway Romeo. No, this week I'm taking the ... Read more

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Food For Thought: Healthier Thanksgiving dinners and loving leftovers
Pretty much everyone (except for the unfortunate turkeys) looked forward to the long Thanksgiving weekend. Poultry, potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing fill the hearts and stomachs of most students and teachers alike as we spent time with our fami... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Raising children no monkey business
My Monkey Baby (2009) “You took off your panties, now get in your cage!” Those are indeed powerful words from a mother to her daughter. No, this is not an excerpt from a conversation between Britney Spears and her mother Lynne. This ... Read more

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Love Happens-mindless romantic comedy
Love Happens (2009) Aaron Eckhart and Jennifer Aniston star in this romantic-comedy about a self-help author who happens to fall in love while still grieving over the death of his wife, and an independent florist who enjoys flexing her vocabulary ... Read more

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Pandorum packs plenty of punch and suspense
Pandorum (2009) Confused and apparently alone, Bower (Ben Foster) awakes from a hyper sleep. Initially unsure of his own name, he begins to investigate his surroundings, trying to remember what happened. He determines that he is part of “Fli... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) When all else fails, be strong. If you surrender to anger, you could lose your perspective as well. Oppressive times, as long as they might take to pass, are only temporary. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Stand up and tes... Read more

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Lohan collection creating buzz for Ungaro
Fashion mishaps on the runway happen a hundred times every season; designers are constantly scrutinized and critics swarm to have their opinions heard. If you pay attention to the fashion world, this is obvious. But to those who don't pay quite a... Read more

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Party girl designs talk of Paris
Let's take a moment to reflect on Lindsay Lohan's personal style: leggings, oversized plaid flannel shirts, and way-too-long hair extensions. Last month, when Parisian fashion house Emanuel Ungaro announced that they would be hiring Lohan as ... Read more

Sports

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Lady Falcon's soccer team looks to continue strong season
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association regular season is already winding down in women's soccer, and sitting at the top of the pile is none other then the Fanshawe Falcons.

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Euchre victors
Nicole Cosby and Andrew Lamar were two of 20 students competing in the FSU's free Progressive Euchre Tournament in Forwell Hall last week. Cosby and Lamar won the tourney with a team score of 95 points, with Cosby's 48 score being the night&#... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Sorting through the terms speed, quickness and agility
Speed, quickness and agility are often misinterpreted or mixed up in terms of what they really mean. Let's take a moment to sort this all out. Speed is the ability to achieve a high velocity — think Usain Bolt running his last 40 metres. Qu... Read more

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UFC champions a unique bunch
As UFC 104 approaches and Lyoto Machida gets set to take on Maurico ‘Shogun' Rua for the light heavyweight title, it dawned on me, that for the first time in a long time we have champions in each UFC division that all have a very special se... Read more

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Motoring: Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback GTS and other North American hatchbacks sure to disappoint drivers
Once upon a time, saying you drove a hatchback was about as cool as wearing a sweater in the summer. However, since the mid-1980s, hatchbacks have grown in their popularity in Europe. And now, decades later, that trend is following suit in North Amer... Read more

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The Neighborhood Mechanic: Cracking codes
I know that car repairs are expensive. Cars are complicated. Case in point. A Lincoln Town Car comes in for service. The problem is the interior lights won't go off. I thought I would let you into my world for a moment. Here's just part of th... Read more

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NFL Czar: Saints Giants tilt could go a long way to deciding NFC champs
It seems as though Eli Manning is actually evolving into an NFL quarterback. Go figure. A $100-million contract would do that to a guy. Going into week six, he and his New York Giant teammates take on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. This match... Read more

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