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A most peculiar pentathlon
Huffing and puffing, two girls dashed through the hallways of the police station, arriving at the conference room with huge smiles on their sweaty faces. It was one of those rare times when arriving at a police station was cause for exciteme... Read more

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London goes purple for Shine the Light
While the holidays are fast approaching, the city of London is about to be lit up in a different way this November. The Shine the Light campaign, launched by the London Abused Women's Centre, aims to raise awareness about abuse against wome... Read more

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Strut for the cure
A night of fashion, beauty and shopping — a perfect setting for women to come together, share their personal experiences with liver disease, support those who are going through it and fundraise for a great cause. What A Girl Wants is a... Read more

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Provincial government donates to international nursing program
The McGuinty government is providing $175,000 to the Renewed Bridge to Certification for Internationally Educated Nurses program. The program provides newcomers to Canada with the opportunity to upgrade and adapt their qualifications to bec... Read more

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Career Corner: Getting on the employer's radar
You've sent out your resume and covering letter in response to that ad for your dream job and are now wondering just what is going on with your application. Why haven't they called or emailed you to arrange an interview? You've been waiting pa... Read more

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CSA offers $1,000 scholarships to student leaders
Who couldn't use some extra cash to help with the cost of education? The College Student Alliance is offering one $1,000 scholarship to each of its 17 member schools. This new annual scholarship will be given to a student who displays lead... Read more

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Colleges Ontario announces green report at Fanshawe
Thirty-five new "green-collar" job programs have been introduced at colleges across the provinces, says "Colleges Driving a Sustainable Future: New Careers for a Clean Economy," a new report by Colleges Ontario. These new programs prepare s... Read more

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Beat the time crunch
Exams are just a month away, and time management is becoming more important than ever. Between final projects, term papers and studying for exams, it's tough to squeeze in any time to sleep, let alone relax or hang out with friends. Not to ... Read more

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360º News: International & National briefs
NATIONAL NEWS The results of the U.S. midterm election are in. Democrats held onto their Senate majority, losing six seats but taking important races in Nevada, West Virginia and California. Republicans took previously Democratic seats from... Read more

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A World War II love story
George and Ruby Fortnum's story is like something out of a Nicholas Sparks novel: true love found in a time of battle. Fortnum joined the Canadian Forces as an engineer in June 1940. He was sent to the base in Petawawa, and returned home for... Read more

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College Knowledge: Plenty of help if you know where to look
Time to Check Your Mid-Term Grades In many cases, you should now be able to see your mid-term grades on WebAdvisor. In each course you will receive an S or U. The S means that you are making satisfactory progress in your course. If you get ... Read more

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5 Questions with Tourism and Hospitality SAC Rep Sarah Potter
1. What's a service or event the FSU does that no one knows about? "Some students may know, some may not, but the FSU has events for students with children. They are mainly for holidays such as Halloween parties, Christmas parties and Easter ev... Read more

Opinion

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B.A.L.L.S.: Awkward moments at the bar
You're standing in a line to get into Jack's on a Friday night — you and 500 others. Huddled girls are wearing tight black dresses with high heels that crank their backs, making them look like a horde of Guns n' Roses groupies that spent... Read more

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Fontana to students – Get involved!
Every Londoner is employed. Every student has a summer job. Every household has a green bin. The Thames River is not a sewage dump; instead it stands clean as London's mark of natural beauty. Well this all seems very wonderful and certainly ... Read more

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Book in some “me time”
Hey Fanshawe, Two months of school have flown by and, not even a week after Halloween, stores are already marketing their Christmas products. That means only about six more weeks of the semester! This is undoubtedly one of the most stressful ... Read more

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Time to tax and regulate marijuana
TORONTO (CUP) — Marijuana is all around us. More Canadians use marijuana than residents in any other country in the world — about 11.4 per cent of the population. Most students either use it or know someone who does, despite knowin... Read more

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They talk crazy talk
Have you ever been sitting around, minding your own business until you hear something so ridiculous you can't help but listen? Remember that crazy thread that everyone started “Overheard at ... Fanshawe?” Well sadly, I could ke... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: The joy of spoon-feeding your mom
You may have heard stories of families with a dozen children. Many immigrants to Canada come as large families. Some arrive, perhaps not with 12 children in tow, but with a disposition to have many. Those of us whose ancestry is Western Europ... Read more

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Psychic into self promotion
Dear Editor: I was amazed to see a completely credulous piece in the October 25 issue of Interrobang, titled Solving Crimes from the other side regarding self-professed “psychic” Robbie Thomas. Despite the claims that he often h... Read more

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Year-old article rattles reader
Dear Editor: I appreciate that Rose Cora Perry helped educate by writing about the history of Halloween in the October 26, 2009 edition of Interrobang, Halloween has nothing to do with the devil!, but she also stereotyped every girl who has ever... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... Give me some “credit”
I once knew a musician who, upon receiving his OSAP cheque in the mail, ventured off to his local music store and blew the whole thing on a Pearl drumkit. As for school? Well, I guess you could say he blew that as well. Now, it goes without sayi... Read more

Lifestyles

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Motivation: keeping on track
Most know that motivation is what drives us to accomplish our goals, but the hard part is staying motivated when we are faced with barriers, restrictions or simply feeling sluggish. Although it may take some extra effort in the beginning, maki... Read more

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TechFeed: Minecraft blast from past gaining in popularity
The fact that Minecraft hasn't even reached Beta hasn't stopped it from being one of the most popular new games on the market. Categorized as a "3D sandbox" game for PC, Minecraft players use textured blocks to build everything from houses t... Read more

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Andrea Martin's Final Days! Everything Must Go! comes to London, OPA!
Although many Fanshawe students, including myself, were not yet alive when actress and comedian Andrea Martin rocked SCTV (Second City Television) through the mid-'70s and '80s, her sense of humour is hard to resist. While speaking wit... Read more

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Food for thought: Something to wok your palate
The world we live in is filled with many wonderful things. Some change and some stay the same. One thing that never changes is food. We know it, we love it and we (literally) can't live without it. If food is life then we truly try to live... Read more

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Kill Shakespeare riveting comic series
Kill Shakespeare is a thrilling, daring new series crossing the path of several of William Shakespeare's most beloved literary characters in a new adventure that embraces their tradition while reigniting your imagination, striking a new ap... Read more

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The Meligrove Band's time to shine
“Its just going to gas stations and peeing and getting to a show,” said Brian O'Reilly guitarist for The Meligrove Band. The veteran Canadian indierockers have been on a crazy North American tour promoting their critically accl... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Banjo making a comeback
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. In music today, there is hardly an instrument as misunderstood and under-appreciated as the banjo. Let that sink in. Rarely heard outside of country music, and unfortunate... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're totally convinced of your abilities. When people remind you of doubts that you may have had recently, you don't believe them. Steer the conversation in a direction that flatters you. Taurus (Apr... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Movember movie madness
Movember is upon us. No, that is not a typo. Movember is a campaign where men grow facial hair and raise awareness of prostate cancer. The Fanshawe Student Union is running a Movember campaign, so if you see a lot of 'staches over the next... Read more

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Reel Views: Canadian film leaves viewers feeling patriotic
Score: A Hockey Musical (2010) It opened the Toronto International Film Festival this year. It features the country's most beloved sport. It also features the best known hockey dad in the world. What could be more Canadian than a music... Read more

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Fanshawe grad captures a soldier's life on film
Canadian trooper Marc Diab, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, was two weeks away from the end of his tour in Afghanistan in March 2009. The 22-year-old was planning to propose to his childhood sweetheart upon his return, until an improvised expl... Read more

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Zoot: Jeffrey Donald and Joseph provide the right cut
Have you ever paid a lot of money to get your hair cut or coloured and then were completely unhappy with the end result? Or have you gone to some pompous hair studio and then realized that the fortune you just spent was not worth the pretentio... Read more

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No shave November not just for men? What?
No shave November, Movember, whatever you call it , it means the same thing: stylized beards and stylized moustaches. Whether they are big bushy beards, Gerard Butler scruff or moustaches inspired by the chef from The Little Mermaid, you'l... Read more

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Egg-scuse me, have you heard the news?
The Out Back Shack is serving breakfast - I'm totally cereal! On November 8, they'll be hosting a Grand Reopening to celebrate all things breakfast-y. There will be eggs, toast and, of course, everyone's favourite meat treat: bacon. The O... Read more

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Bryant has the “Mad” touch with costume design
If you haven't yet heard of AMC's television series Mad Men, you've been living under a rock. When I went out for Halloween and saw quite a few people dressed up as Don Draper, I realized just how crazy of a phenomenon this show is... Read more

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Tips for surviving air travel
After countless hours spent in the sky, numerous time zones and crossing the international dateline, I have finally arrived on the other side of the world. Upon completing the longest journey of my life to date, I have re-evaluated my checklis... Read more

Sports

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Soccer women come up short in attempt to repeat as champs
After an incredible undefeated season, the Fanshawe Falcons women's soccer team finally met their match in a heartbreaking loss in the Ontario championship final to the Humber Hawks 3-0 on Saturday. Goaltending played a major role in the final... Read more

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Cross-country teams repeat as Ontario champions
The Fanshawe Falcons crosscountry team capped their season in style by not only defending their Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championship titles, but by doing so in dominating fashion. Liliane Sparkes defended her individual title i... Read more

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Volleyball teams continue to dominate
The Fanshawe Falcons volleyball teams continued their early season dominance by picking up victories over the visiting Canadore Panthers on Saturday and the Nipissing Lakers on Sunday. With the victories, the men remain undefeated at 4- 0, whi... Read more

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November starts for the NHL
This was an interesting week for the NHL, with roster changes, impressive starts, slumps and more. As October ended, so did the NHL's breast cancer awareness month, during which many players sported pink laces, skates, gloves and mouth guar... Read more

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Healthy Fit: Stress is manageable with exercise
College students around the world share common experiences through stress. As assignments and tests accumulate toward the end of the year, so do stress levels. Under the influence of stress, exercise and health appear to be non-existent and ... Read more

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Natasha Amo loves her team ... and ice cream
Second-year student Natasha Amo is finding a way to balance school and sport. Being in the collaborative nursing program and on the basketball team leaves little time for her to party. "I would like to say that in my spare time I party, but my... Read more

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Women keep their heads in the game
With two regular season games under their belts, including a game against bitter rival St. Clair, the Fanshawe Falcons women's basketball team is flying out of the gate at 2-0. With the 2-0 start, the ladies have two weeks between regular s... Read more

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Mens' basketball team is off to a good start
The Fanshawe Falcons have the ball. They're dribbling up the court. They shoot … they score! The fans in the stands are going nuts. The claps and cheers echo through the packed gymnasium. That was the scene during the team's recent home game... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Cena still centre of attention
Raw got off to a great start with WWE Champion Randy Orton coming out to the ring to a good reaction from the audience. Orton wanted to know just one thing, what John Cena planned to do with his authority as a ref during the upcoming Orton vs.... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Health mag has its good and bad
There are many magazines you can turn to if you're interested in getting some fitness advice. One of the more popular ones out there is Men's Health. You know the magazine that typically has a shirtless celebrity like Ryan Reynolds sporting a ... Read more

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Motoring: CRX enthusiasts can rejoice with the new CR-Z
In the course of any year, there are cars you want to drive, and there are cars you couldn't care less about driving. The new Honda CR-Z falls in the former category. This car is sort of a spiritual successor to the CRX, one of the most popu... Read more

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NFL Czar: Clash of the titans
As you may have noticed, I made a bit of an error in last week's article. I will be taking a look at the Sunday night game, but it won't be the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers playing. It will be the New England Patriots travelling to... Read more

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