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Interrobang issue for Monday, February 1st, 2010

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STAND Fanshawe hosts Drawings by Children in Darfur
Since 2003, the civilian populations from the Fur, Masalit, and Zaghawa ethnic groups in Darfur, Sudan's western region, have been systematically targeted by the Government of Sudan and its allied ethnic militias in what many observers consider t... Read more

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To Fanshawe Students
As a full-time post-secondary student, your Fanshawe College account has been credited $13.13 as a result of the recent London Transit Strike. **please note that this will apply to most students but there are some restrictions** This credit will be... Read more

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Union rejects college's offer, negotiations cease
On Wednesday January 27, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union rejected the offer made by college management, halting negotiations. Management has asked the union's bargaining team to bring the “final” offer to their membership ... Read more

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Students and staff open wallets for Haiti relief efforts
Fanshawe College has decided to partner with World Vision Canada as they continue to raise money for Haiti relief efforts. According to the marketing department at Fanshawe, the relationship between the college and World Vision Canada, a non-profit ... Read more

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Local Business Profile: One cool tan
Now that we are in the dead of winter that gorgeous tan you had back in the summer has long faded away. Luckily Cool Rays Tanning Salon is just across the street from the college, at the corner of Oxford and Second Street, to help you beat those win... Read more

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Cell phone ban starts February
You've been warned, says London Police Services. As of February 1, police will be cracking down on drivers who are using handheld devices while on the road. Those caught with an electronic screen visible, such as a laptop, or a cell phone will ... Read more

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Career Corner: Make Career Fair 2010 work for you!
Come to J-Gymnasium on Wednesday, February 10, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to meet employers who will be on campus promoting careers with their companies. Hosted by Fanshawe's career services department, Career and Summer Job Fair 2010 is a chance... Read more

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New student oriented website launched
College and university students now have it easier than ever with the launch of a new website, designed with student needs in mind. February 1 will mark the launch of StudentGIANT.com's website that the creators claim will be all students' n... Read more

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Forgiving Haiti's debt
It's incredible to think that in a few seconds perhaps 200,000 people died in the Haiti earthquake. From a radio interview of a geologist I learned that there is a fault line running through the country. The tectonic plates that meet at the fault... Read more

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Back to School: The challenge of online learning
One of the most fascinating changes in education that has occurred since I last attended college is the emergence of online learning. It's no longer necessary to physically attend classes to gain course credits, or in some cases even college dip... Read more

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Call me old-fashioned but...“Tripping on the tongue:” reading, writing, and rhetoric
I prefer the term “shades” to “sunglasses,” calling men “gents” or “fellows,” saying that “I shall” rather than “I will” partake in a given activity, and receiving flattery consi... Read more

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A family is built on love
It is undeniably difficult to ignore how important having a strong supportive family is in your life. Many people take for granted the power a strong supportive family can bring to a person's overall existence. We all know how important love, su... Read more

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Haiti: Canada's new Afghanistan
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — These past few weeks, Haiti has captured the world's attention. Not to be left out, the Canadian government has wasted no time in sending relief to the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince and other earthquake-affected a... Read more

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Separate water and profit
VICTORIA (CUP) — Students vote three times a day. In fact, students vote as many times as they eat or drink in the day. As students, we also have that many chances each day to change the world. After all, our consumption is what keeps corporat... Read more

Lifestyles

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Two Crown King has big ideas and great sound
Two Crown King is a band. Come to any of their shows, and you'll see a sea of shirts with that exact phrase. Simple but very effective, especially since they've only done about seven shows and every single one has been sold out. “It ... Read more

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A modern look at love
First premiering in Chicago in 2001, The last Five Years, has come a long way to reach audiences in North America. Exploring the lives of two New Yorkers, this one-act performance involves the lives of Jamie Wellerstein, a novelist and Cathy Hyatt, ... Read more

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Pianist Todor leaves audience speechless
On Friday January 22, 2010 Lola presented its winter concert series at Museum London. Among the impressive line up of performing acts for the evening, one man stood out from the acts as a solo artist. Todor Kobakov, a Toronto-based composer / music... Read more

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Bulat inspired by her travels
Since her debut album, Oh, My Darling in 2007, singer-songwriter and Polaris Prize nominee Basia Bulat has traveled to Australia, Europe, and all over North America, reaching as far north as Dawson City, Yukon; still, that hasn't changed her opin... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Hearing the layers
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. I also spend at least a half hour almost every day of the week at home playing guitar; I can improvise and experiment with it, having quickly taught myself a lot of the basics when... Read more

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Choke full of hip-hop surprises
Chokeules: Hypergraphia Whoever said hip-hop was dead was wrong, it's just hibernating in Canada. Chokeules (also a member of Toolshed, who are currently on hiatus) has combined pristine production courtesy of Timbuktu, with strong lyrical abi... Read more

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3 shows Nouvelle Vague at its best
Nouvelle Vague: 3 French collective Nouvelle Vague have gained notoriety for covering the songs of others, but that doesn't mean they lack originality. With an emphasis on fun and creativity, Nouvelle Vague have released their third album, apt... Read more

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Rawkin: Hip-hop scene alive and well at the Out Back Shack
This week it was the night for the b-boys and girls at Fanshawe to come out and enjoy the beats. Soundminds, Sum-O1 and Grand Analog hit the stage along with a few talented DJs and some wicked tunes. Who They Are: Soundminds is Matt Powell (Fingers ... Read more

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Celebrity Candy
Here's what was buzzing around La-La land this week. - While some say Jay Leno won the war, he may have only won a battle. Conan O'Brien has recently joked about being out of a job, yet is now in negotiations with Fox to host a late-night sh... Read more

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Three minutes to love?
Walking into the Fanshawe Student Union's second speed dating night on January 25 was almost like walking into an elementary school dance — guys milling about on one side, girls on the other, waiting until they received the instructions tha... Read more

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Interwebology: Don't be evil anymore
In the dying days of 2009, several Gmail accounts belonging to people ranging from Chinese human rights activists to Associated Press journalists were compromised. Roughly three weeks later, on January 12, a can of worms was opened on the Internet la... Read more

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Tru - food for the chic diner
From January 22 to February 4 London celebrates a diverse collection of some of the city's most reputable local cuisine in the culinary festival called "Londonlicious." This year, 21 restaurants that vary in formality from casual to black tie offer g... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: The top 100 films of the past decade (#40 to 21)
Our regular Cinema Connoisseur Allen Gaynor is still being questioned by the authorities, so his twin brother Sal Gaynor continues sharing his list of the top films of the past decade, this week counting down from 40 to 21. 40. Pirates of the Caribb... Read more

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An Extradordinary story
Extradordinary Measures (2010) An uplifting and inspirational story, Extraordinary Measures will make you believe in miracles again. Based on true events and collected into a book by Geeta Anand, director Tom Vaughan brought the story to the big s... Read more

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Food for Thought: You can't feed me love
Have you ever heard the saying “eating your feelings”? This is a phrase most of us are familiar with whether we like it or not. Negative emotions can often cause a person to seek comfort by eating delicious and rich foods, binge drinking ... Read more

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Love Lola: Grasshead, extra pounds and parent students
Dear Lola, I hope you can give me some advice on how to approach a ‘touchy' topic with my girlfriend. Over the holidays we indulged in junk food and both gained about five pounds. Since retuning to school, I've lost the weight, but she... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Actual and inner children have a field day. Your world is an exciting place of love and adventure. Impulse runs wild, but it never steers you wrong. You do your best sharing with those who are ready to have fun. Taurus... Read more

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Viktor & Rolf making fashion waves
Viktor & Rolf's Spring/Summer 2010 ready-to-wear collection may just be the most talked about so far this season. The risks they took have paid off because not many critics had bad things to say about the clothes. Half of the collection focused ... Read more

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Triple your pleasure
The best parts of my new job are my Starbucks' discount, and my regular trips to Holt Renfrew to pick up various items. Next in line, and more useful than the aforementioned two, is all the research I get to complete for various stories. There a... Read more

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The devil wears... Club Monaco
My supervisor at my latest endeavour - interning for a fashion magazine - is hardly a devil, at all. On the contrary, she is kind and easygoing. Yet, on my first day as the real life Andy Sachs, I still found myself nervously teetering into the impos... Read more

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Social Justice Club Film Festival
The Fanshawe Social Justice Club is having another Film Festival this year, from February 1st to the 5th, each evening, in room D1041. Various local organizations will be showing films expressing a wide variety of economical, political and environmen... Read more

Sports

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A game of passion for women
Fanshawe's women's basketball program is a state of the art program, with many top players from all over Ontario coming to play for the team. This season the ladies are racking up some serious stats with Alison Griffiths averaging 15.83 poin... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Be aware of “natural” dangers
Natural health products have seen a steady jump in popularity over the last few decades. They are used in many forms including herbal products, vitamin and mineral supplements, traditional Chinese and other traditional medicines. Many users take a na... Read more

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MMA parity is a bad thing
First it was PRIDE, then the emergence of EliteXC and Affliction, with several other MMA organizations popping up and then disappearing along the way. Now, Strikeforce the biggest organization out there, is attempting to challenge the UFC's monop... Read more

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Chadbourn's Fanshawe career coming to a close
Every good thing will inevitably come to an end, and for Shawna Chadbourn from Widdifield High School in North Bay, this past weekend marked the last home game of her Fanshawe volleyball career and is not entirely looking forward to stopping.

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Volleyballers golden in tournament play
Men's volleyball head coach Josh Westgate sat down with Interrobang recently to discuss the teams success at the Seneca tournament and how the team is progressing. Q. How was the team in the Seneca tournament compared to the Humber tournament a... Read more

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Motoring: Ford Fusion hybrid justifies hype
Ford is getting a lot of positive press on the Fusion Hybrid. Recently it was named Motor Trend magazines Car of the Year, and it recently won the North American Car of the Year honours at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. So in order to see what all the ... Read more

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The Neighbourhood Mechanic: From knobs to complexity
Back in the day the controls on your vehicle were manual. That is, when you pulled a knob, it was mechanically connected to operate and control a function. The operator actually physically moved a valve or lever. The system worked well although there... Read more

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NFL Czar: Battle in the deep south
It's finally time football fans! The Super Bowl is upon us. In just one week, the Indianapolis Colts will take on the New Orleans Saints in Miami, Florida, for the right to be the best team in the National Football League. Does it get any better ... Read more

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