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FSU website adds social media component for Fall semester
Forget Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn; FSU's new social networking site is bringing students together like never before. Joe Scalia, FSU president, said that the student union chose to create a social networking site because “that... Read more

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Student housing areas targeted as Project LEARN begins again
As another school year begins at Fanshawe College, so too does another term of Project LEARN, an initiative by the London Police Service intended to maintain a careful eye on students arriving in London around the start of the year. The initi... Read more

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Lawn parking now fined
For those who enjoy playing a game of car Tetris in their driveways — stacking cars to maximize parking space — they can look forward to getting slapped with a fine when caught. This past summer, London city council passed a by-law... Read more

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Mentoring offers guiding hand
One of the most valuable services offered here at Fanshawe College is the Mentoring for Success program, available to students in every program at the school. The program matches interested students with professionals in their field in order t... Read more

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Your year to succeed
September is rapidly approaching, and that means back to school. Whether it's after a few months of summer break or a few years of working or raising a family, getting back into the habit of going to class and doing homework will take some... Read more

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Tailoring learning styles to maximize education
Studying can be tedious. Even more so when you're not sure if what you're doing is the most effective method. Everyone has a learning style, and tapping into the one — or two — that fit you the best can help turn studying i... Read more

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Student-designed app for bus stops
If you are one of the many students frustrated with the sporadic bus schedules, the NextStop app is here to help. Fanshawe computer programming analyst student Aaron McGowan, 21, developed the application after he got “sick and tired of... Read more

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Increased parking rates for fall
Parking rates will be increasing as of September 1, despite having remained constant for the past couple of years. For a metered space, the current cost is $2.00 an hour, which will be bumped up to $2.25 an hour. The coin lots were $3.25 per e... Read more

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Summer student wins iPad
From nearly 100 ballots, firstyear student Jon Pilon won an Apple iPad as part of the MyFanshawe feedback contest this summer. Students were asked to weigh in on the preliminary phase of the online student portal, which is now available to al... Read more

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Rez survival guide
By now, students moving into the Merlin, Peregrine and Falcon House residences have just started to unpack and settle into dorm life. Roommates have been met, posters have been hung and rooms have only just begun their descent into the mid-sem... Read more

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Saving cash during the school year mission one
Whether you're a brand new student or not, you're likely aware that the transition to college life can be overwhelming. You may even be aware of just how much an understatement that last sentence truly is — the responsibility of ... Read more

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The HST and you
By now you've heard about the harmonized sales tax, effective as of this past July 1, but it's time to figure out how it affects you as a student. Starting at the beginning, not much has changed, said member of provincial parliament an... Read more

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UnLondon and UnLab specialize in the unconventional
The definitions behind UnLondon and the Unlab may be vague but their purposes are not. UnLondon, the registered nonprofit organization, gives groups in London the opportunity to host their events by giving them increased legitimacy. “We... Read more

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Fanshawe shines in September
It's time once again for Canada's largest post-secondary fundraiser to hit campuses across the nation. This year marks the 46th annual Shinerama, and organizers have lofty goals on campus and nationwide. Last year, 35,000 students at 60... Read more

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Career Corner: Career Services your job search headquarters
If you are (or will be) looking for a part-time, full-time or summer job, you are invited to visit Fanshawe College Career Services and use the Career Resource Centre in D1063. Career Services offers you the following services: - Resume, int... Read more

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Minister talks investment in post-sec education
Minister of training, colleges and universities, John Milloy, made Fanshawe the first stop on his current tour of schools. The Fanshawe Student Union executives and broadcast journalism students were on hand to meet and question the minister o... Read more

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He fought the law…
At the East Village Coffee House on Dundas Street in July, former Fanshawe student Darius Mirshahi greets a growing pile of visitors. He's helping to host a coffee house aiming to raise money for friends who are still in jail as a result o... Read more

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A crude summer
The oil spill that began in April when the Deepwater Horizon exploded off of the coast of Louisiana is at last under control. Though there is still work to be done, August approached with welcome positive progress; BP managed at last to stop t... Read more

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360° News: international & national briefs
International News Michael Enright was arrested by New York police in late August. He was charged with attempted murder as a hate crime for stabbing a New York cab driver after asking if he was a Muslim. No link has been made to the attack a... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU President Joe Scalia
1. What is your best memory at Fanshawe so far? “I have so many! That's hard... I guess coming back; I was here for a year, 2005—2006, and then there was a faculty strike, and then I decided not to return. I took a year off, and wo... Read more

Opinion

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Faith Meets Life: Late summer weekend
I spent last weekend on the shores of a lake with a group of college and senior high school students. Well, not just students. There were a few parents and younger siblings. One of the students has a learning disability requiring that someone re... Read more

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Take the Power Back: Let the Tamils stay
Tamil refugees continue fleeing war-torn Sri Lanka after the government bombarded and invaded their lands and massacred thousands of civilians in the process of “wiping out” the Tamil Liberation Tigers last year. The war might now be... Read more

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The place to be
On behalf of the Fanshawe Student Union, I'd like to say how proud we are that you decided to start or continue an education. Wherever you go, and whatever you do, you will always have your education, and it will benefit you and your communi... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But… R.E.S.P.E.C.T., find out what it means to me
I lived under a certain amount of fear as a child, and you know what? It was good for me. No, my parents weren't cultists, militant drill-sergeant types or abusive alcoholics. However, they did instil in me very early on that no transgressio... Read more

Lifestyles

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Arkells bring a big performance
“We only just made it through customs like, 30 minutes ago,” Arkells front man Max Kerman told a packed room from the stage at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo, NY. The response — consistent through the entire set — was over... Read more

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San Sebastian embraces Fanshawe frosh concert opportunity
Success on MuchMusic's reality TV show disBAND has proven a double-edged sword for Hamilton rockers San Sebastian. “There are some things we probably can't do ... like certain tours that won't happen with us or certain opportu... Read more

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London's Best Dancing
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London's Best Pubs
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London's Best Food
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Bobbyisms: Huron – old school rock and roll
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. The first thing that strikes the ear when Huron's self-titled debut album begins is the glaring sound of traditional southern rock bursting forth from The Biggest Dig &m... Read more

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A slave to vampires
OTTAWA (CUP) — Abraham Lincoln was one awesome president. He was freakishly tall (for his time), wore top hats, was the first president with a beard — oh, and he freed the slaves. There's only one thing that could make old Abe a... Read more

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Reel Views: Not quite up to Nick Fury's expectations
When the much-anticipated Iron Man 2 hit theaters in May of 2010 audiences found themselves watching a film filled with everything a good comic book movie needs: heroes, villains and awesome action sequences. There was something missing though... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Made Mel shows sensitive side
Mel Gibson is one lucky man! Oh sure, he's going through some bad publicity…again. His management company dropped him, and he may never get to star in another major motion picture. So why is he lucky, you may ask? The answer is quite s... Read more

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Reel Views: Play it once Sam. Then play it again and again
From the opening scenes of wartime Europe to its heart-wrenching finale on a lonely airstrip encased in fog, Casablanca is the epitome of classic Hollywood cinema. Although the film has taken some harsh criticisms over the years for lacking in... Read more

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What to do off-campus
Welcome to Fanshawe! You've just moved in, unpacked, and settled into your new schedule with all your new supplies. Or perhaps you're a long-term resident, starting your second or third year, beginning to catch up with friends now that... Read more

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Bus-tin' out: Lots to see with the LTC
London has tons of fun things to do, but when you don't have a car or can't afford to pay for gas, it can be hard to feel motivated to get out of campus and into the heart of the city. However, your tuition pays for a bus pass for a rea... Read more

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Creativity runs on Elf Power
VICTORIA (CUP) — Musicians can be a nostalgic lot, and, looking back with the benefit of hindsight and wisdom acquired, it's easy to grasp exciting moments and sustain them longer. With the ‘90s being the current run-after retro... Read more

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Conan O'Brien holds nothing back in first Canadian tour stop
VICTORIA (CUP) — He could never get away with it on the Tonight Show, but that's what makes it exciting. Conan O'Brien's cross-continent tour includes musical numbers, masturbating bears and even local parodies that only work... Read more

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It's time to forget about Dre and remember Choclair
EDMONTON (CUP) — Last night, I had a rather worrisome dream — one so vivid and devastating that it's almost an insurmountable task for me just to talk about, but one that I feel could help everyone gain some much-needed perspec... Read more

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Comics
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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Things have been good so far, but that could change. Your successes and failures define you in certain people's eyes. A rational mind is no match for the sweep of public sentiment. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ... Read more

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Halifax meets the Jersey Shore
HALIFAX (CUP) — He's the only guy, standing in a line of girls dressed in white. It's half-past midnight; he's been waiting for about 10 minutes. When his turn finally comes, he stands on a couch beside an unusually muscular m... Read more

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Acadian alliteration
MONTREAL (CUP) — It's always a good time for discovering the poetry of Nova Scotian Harry Thurston. Thurston has for a long time been considered one of Canada's best nature poets. Animals of My Own Kind, a 2009 collection of Thu... Read more

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Zoot: Refined, renewed and ready for school
As the summer slowly rolls to an end and the beginning of the school year is emerging faster than we know it, so are the fresh new men's fall trends. This season is all about refinement, taking older trends and revamping them so they creat... Read more

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She's a lady: fall's hottest trends
Back to school was never a dreaded time of year for me. Having a structured timetable, conquering new equations and essays and of course, having a new wardrobe to prance around in didn't hurt either. Year after year, come June, I would smi... Read more

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St. Thomas forms advisory committee in wake of condom controversy
Students' union told to keep condoms out of welcome kits because of university ‘practice' FREDERICTON (CUP) — Confusion surrounding St. Thomas University's condom distribution policy has opened the door for the unive... Read more

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Students place top 20 in Doritos contest
Early in 2010, Doritos announced their Viralocity campaign to Canadians far and wide. The concept was simple — come up with a name for their new flavour and shoot a video to accompany it. Post it online, compete for points and win a cash... Read more

Sports

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Lindsay awarded athletic director of the year
On June 8, at an awards ceremony in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Fanshawe Athletics' Mike Lindsay was named the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association athletic director of the year. Lindsay has been a part of the athletics departm... Read more

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Soccer fever continues
This year's FIFA World Cup was a beacon of excitement and athleticism for an entire month this summer. There were countless exciting moments as the tournament progressed to find Spain winning their first-ever World Cup title, after more th... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Larger than life wrestlers
When it comes to the biggest superstars, the wrestlers who were so larger than life they became household names all over the world, nobody can deny that Hulk Hogan was unmatched in the 1980s. His charisma and carefully crafted face persona end... Read more

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Associate coach Camillo is on the b-ball
Experienced. Demanding. Respected. That's how Matt White, head coach of the women's basketball team, describes Charlene Camillo. It's these qualities — plus a stellar application — that netted Camillo, associate coach o... Read more

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NFL Czar: Lining up the contenders
Now, for those of you who weren't around a year ago, you must know right away that I am a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. You must also know that the Super Bowl is being held in Dallas in February. Now, if you put two and two together, you wil... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Common questions answered
Welcome back, returning Fanshawe students. I'd like to give a special welcome to those attending for the first time. It's your first year of what will become some of the best years of your lives, but the unfamiliarity of it all can some... Read more

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Motoring: F150 a lot of truck
Ask anyone in North America to name the first pick-up truck that comes to mind and chances are, it'll be the Ford F-150. It has been the best-selling pick-up truck for 34 years and for 24 of those years it was the best-selling vehicle (tha... Read more

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