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Changes to OSAP means more help to more students
With the McGuinty government's five-year Open Ontario plan in place, everything from jobs and salaries are affected — but important areas for post-secondary education students are the changes to the Ontario Student Assistance Program to tak... Read more

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No more butterflies
Do nerves get the better of you when you know you have to deliver a speech? What began with a bunch of grown men gathered in a basement has turned into a nation wide phenomenon. Toastmasters Club was formed in Rancho Santa Margarita, California in ... Read more

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Coulter's Canadian stops a mixed bag
Ann Coulter, a controversial extreme right-wing author from the U.S. who has been accused of promoting hate speech, recently delivered her first speech in Canada; right here in London.

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STAND Fanshawe “Battles” at The Roxbury for Rwanda and Darfur
The Fanshawe College chapter of Students Taking Action Now: Darfur is hosting a “battle of the bands” at The Roxbury on Wednesday, April 7 to help raise awareness about genocide and Darfur, where some 500,000 people have been killed and m... Read more

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Budget invests more into post-secondary education, but freezes salaries
The new provincial budget is a mixed bag - $310-million towards Ontario's colleges and universities; and frozen salaries for about 350,000 non-unionized public servants, and keeping negotiations for unionized staff off the table. Fanshawe ... Read more

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Career Corner: The job search evolution still uses old tricks
There can be no argument that the Internet has revolutionized our everyday lives. It has changed the way we buy a car, book a vacation or even look for employment. No doubt your parents have many suggestions as to how you should go about looki... Read more

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Get international! Join the International Club
Thomas Friedman described, “The world is flat.” James Bond thought, “The world is not enough.” For us “The world is Fun.” Imagine, playing a game of cricket in the morning, having a Chinese meal for lunch, wa... Read more

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Politicos meet and greet with Fanshawe students at OBS
Andrea Horwath, leader of Ontario's NDP along with MP Irene Mathyssen want to speak with the students of Fanshawe College. The duo will be visiting Fanshawe's campus on Wednesday April 7, at 6 p.m. and they want to hear from you. Dis... Read more

Opinion

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Why do men cheat?
Time and time again we witness mediocre looking males cheating on their gorgeous, sophisticated women. These men cheat for reasons I am not even going to attempt to understand. But why does it seem the norm these days to screw around on your wife or... Read more

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Take the power back: Not freedom of speech but freedom itself
Extreme right and fascist organizations have jumped onto the free speech bandwagon lately. Conservative pundits on the far-right such as Ann Coulter accuse the “liberal” media and universities of suppressing conservative views - a laugh... Read more

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Is this it?: Bell tolls for Lakeport Brewery
I want to thank Labatt Brewing Company. I want to thank you, for taking my one-income family down to none, and for taking away my family's benefits when they've never needed them more. For making a lame excuse of a severance package that you... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Original (Corporation) Sin
Many years ago I recorded some songs and sold the recordings at performances. I still have a box of 45 vinyl discs to prove it. During that time I learned something about business that I thought was very cool. If you incorporate a business, it b... Read more

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Call me old-fashioned but..Domestic bliss and the glory of food
I remember a few years back when I attended the orientation for my current postsecondary institute. The mother of someone who was to become one of my future classmates raised her hand in a frenzy to ask one of the coordinators who she could poss... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Time to muzzle Mirshahi
Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concern about the radical views of one of the Interrobang's contributers, Darius Mirshahi. Let me begin by saying that I wholeheartedly support his right to say whatever he wants, and I support your r... Read more

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Life's Like That:
With the academic year winding to a close, most people are focused on getting through these next few weeks. Apartments, houses and bedrooms are being packed. Roommates are discussing tearful goodbyes and money for most is pretty much in the red... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: The car idling rodeo
Bitching about Life in London and Society is a weekly column that attempts to delve into the smaller irritations in our society. I was in northern Alberta last summer, and observed a very ritualistic-pack like event. One that surely rivals the d... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Marianas Trench get a Juno sized shaft
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Every now and then, I have to deliver bad news, news that I consider to be something of a travesty, and oh... how I wish this wasn't one of those times. But there's been a ... Read more

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Rebel Diaz break from the commercial
Underground hip-hop group Rebel Diaz recently made a stop in London as part of their first Canadian tour. The Centre for Social Concern brought them here to perform at King's University College alongside Salsa Desclazia; a salsa band from Montrea... Read more

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High energy and high volume with Billy Talent
During Earth Hour night instead of having a fondue or playing board games, 8,000 fans decided to head on down to the John Labatt Centre to see Billy Talent kick into high gear supporting his current album Billy Talent III. The show started with a j... Read more

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Never been a better time to be Canadian band Hot Hot Heat
I was able to meet up with Paul Hawley (drummer) and Luke Paquin (guitarist) from Hot Hot Heat on a rainy Friday night at the Horse Shoe Tavern during a sound check. Here is how it went. Q. As you were just signed on with Dine Alone records how is ... Read more

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Alice in Wonderland a feast for the eyes
Alice in Wonderland (2010) In his twisted sequel to Disney's Alice in Wonderland, Tim Burton sucks audiences into a 3D fantasyland in this year's Alice in Wonderland. The cast was brilliant, the story captivating and the visuals stunning. ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Stone Cold's latest film is stunningly good
Damage (2009) One of the biggest stars in the history of the wrestling business, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin is back stomping mudholes in asses and walking them dry. These days however, he's doing it on the silver screen, not in the ... Read more

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Student venture mirrors Toronto show
Toronto's annual “One of a Kind Spring Show and Sale” occurred over the weekend, running from Wednesday March 31 to Sunday April 4. Held at the Exhibition Centre, the One of a Kind Show is a celebration of all things unique and many D... Read more

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Timber Timbre bring ghostly atmosphere to their music
“I'm not really interested in presenting myself in my music,” said Toronto-based indie-folk artist Taylor Kirk, known onstage as Timber Timbre. “It's more a sensation, rather than a particular message, or something tha... Read more

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Musing about world's greatest band
If there is an alien, on a different planet, most likely in a different solar system, possibly located in a completely unheard galaxy, downloading a song from Earth's music library, that song would be by Muse. It helps the UK-based band ha... Read more

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You never knew you loved... Getting sissy bounce
When a semi-obscure genre gives birth to a sub-genre, the inherited obscurity is magnified exponentially. As such, sissy bounce, an offshoot of New Orleans bounce, is so new that it doesn't even boast a major artist yet. Most of its musici... Read more

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Une femme est une femme
Charlotte Gainsbourg — IRM The conception of IRM was sudden, and became fully realized through the healing process. The true inspiration: Charlotte Gainsbourg's water skiing accident — resulting in cerebral hemorrhage, and t... Read more

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Interwebology: Porn, sex, and censorship
There has been a lot of talk in recent years about getting ISPs in on the war against illegal downloading. With the availability of deep packet inspection, it wouldn't be difficult for ISPs to monitor the file types that their services are ... Read more

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Jackets for all seasons
Oh, the fickle fluctuations of spring! After the first day of warm breezes and sunshine, out come the bright florals, and gauzy summer dresses. Hastily shoved to the back of our closets, after what seemed like an eternity of gray, are the bulk... Read more

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Food for Thought: International food guides could shed some light into healthy living
Canada's Food Guide is a great tool to make sure you are eating healthy. The diet information is depicted in a rainbow shape to make it easy to read. It is organized by food groups and takes into account a persons age and sex when recommen... Read more

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Love Lola: Cheating with the ex, sad traveler and puppy love
Dear Lola, I've been dating this super sweet guy for about a year and he couldn't be nicer. Unfortunately, he also couldn't be more boring. I love how reliable he is, but I need more passion in my relationship. I feel horrible, but... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) This may not be the best time for getting along with others. Excuse yourself from the hostilities, and move to an environment that's free from prying eyes. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Whatever you do will be se... Read more

Sports

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McKeachnie an inspirational student
An inspiration to many second year general arts and science students, Dustin McKeachnie is a hardworking and determined individual whom many look up to. Moving to London and attending Fanshawe College from Tilbury, Ontario, McKeachnie, who excels des... Read more

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Cross country proves golden sport for Pietersen
This year was an exciting year for the cross country team. With a Canadian Colleges Athletic Association national gold medal, the runners had to have been very proud of their work this year. Becky Pietersen sure was. As a second year nursing student,... Read more

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The running man
Every story has a hero, every show has a star and for the Fanshawe men's cross country team, that star is John Mason. With multiple national medals, for both individual and team standing, as well as multiple provincial medals, Mason is a v... Read more

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Former male athlete of the year and Falcon soccer star battling leukemia
Last year's Fanshawe Male Athlete of the Year Matt Szydlowski is battling for his life as he fights an aggressive form of leukemia while awaiting for a potential bone marrow transplant that could save his life. Szydlowski was originally di... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Females risking fractures
Last week we discussed the trials and tribulations of low bone density and how it can lead to osteoporosis which is a cause for concern of fracture risks. Unfortunately, females are at higher risk for developing this condition, especially once... Read more

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Motoring: Lots to love about special edition Mini
The Mini has been around for 50 years now. While the original Mini was designed by Sir Alec Issigonis, the current Mini was styled by a team of BMW designers. To commemorate its 50th birthday, Mini decided to launch some special edition models... Read more

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NFL Czar: Stacking the franchises up
We are just under a month away from the NFL Draft, and it should be very exciting. However, there have been a lot of developments in the last month that have changed how the 32 NFL teams stack up at this point. So, here are my NFL Power Rankin... Read more

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