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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 15th, 2010

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Dangerous waters for Japan's dolphins
While dolphins may be the furthest things from somewhat landlocked Londoners' minds, they have become a priority for local activist Rachel Larivee. "The supply of dolphins, small whales, is dwindling every day. We can't keep ignoring this," ... Read more

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Kindness spread across campus in October
The Kindness Starts With FS(You) campaign last month saw many kind acts on campus and in the city. Kind acts listed on the campaign's blog ranged from making Fanshawe a little cleaner to holding doors open for students with their arms full t... Read more

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London Food Bank helping to cure hunger
Are you hungry, waiting on your cheque from work just so you can buy groceries? Or, do you have so many cans of food you bought on sale that you may never actually eat them? Well, if that's the case, the London Food Bank looks forward to seein... Read more

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Career Corner: Interview preparation: making first impressions
Making a good first impression is important, whether it is for a blind date, a chance to meet your future in-laws or for a job interview. Much of that first impression has to do with the visual impact you make and this is true in all of these ... Read more

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Call for photographers and artists design our cover!
Whether you're into photography, drawing, painting — whatever! — we want to see your work on the cover of the Interrobang. The theme is "representing student life," which means there's a lot of material to use. Capture what you t... Read more

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Teleporting? Close enough
Wouldn't it be amazing to get from one place to another in a flash? Well, of course it would be, but it's clearly unrealistic. What is real is a high-speed rail traveling at 250km/h that is estimated to take a mere 37 minutes to travel from Lo... Read more

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Local Business Profile - Style 360: designer consignment
Style 360 is located on Springbank Drive by the Giant Tiger, but slow down because you'll miss it tucked in with the other shops — and this is one store that clothing-lovers will not want to pass by. The idea for the shop developed ou... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
NATIONAL NEWS We all know how important it is to wear sunscreen, but one segment of the Earth's population doesn't have that luxury: whales. According to a study in the Gulf of California, whales are starting to be seen with blisters and ski... Read more

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Comedic rally sparks serious discussion
Over 200,000 people from across North America rallied for sanity on October 30 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The event combined Jon Stewart's "Rally to Restore Sanity" and Stephen Colbert's campaign to "Keep Fear Alive." The two ... Read more

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Dissecting student voter turnout
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — Municipal elections held across Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta in recent weeks are allowing for student participation in municipal affairs to be examined now that results have been tabulated. In many cases, studen... Read more

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5 Questions: FSU Accounting/Payroll Officer James Yeh
1. If someone put a gun to your head and forced you to get any tattoo — what would it be and why? "A Pittsburgh Steelers logo on my shoulder. Why? Cuz they're the best team EVER!!!" 2. On a day off, where can we find you? "At home... Read more

Opinion

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B.A.L.L.S.: Trials at a grocery store
My top 10 things I hate about grocery stores, in no particular order: 1. People that decide they don't want that expensive steak after all and leave it there beside the crackers. I think that grocery stores hire people just to go around and pi... Read more

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Life Meets Faith: Saint Michael Moore
He's from a town not very far from the Ontario border: Flint, Michigan. So Canadians can be forgiven for liking him. Back in the late 1900s, Flint melted down. General Motors, which had been the mainstay of the Flint economy, shut down its pl... Read more

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Calling all leaders
Hey Fanshawe, It's been getting very busy this month! I had expected my free time to be a little less scarce as we moved into Movember but I was dead wrong. Part of my position involves being the representative for students at various college... Read more

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Take the Power Back: The scales are tipped
G20 defendant and indigenous political prisoner Ryan Rainville was finally released from prison on bail November 9 after spending more than three months in jail on allegations of indictable mischief and other charges. Rainville, a good friend of... Read more

Lifestyles

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Cupcakes invade Western Fair
London's amateur bakers show their sweet sides on the third Sunday of every month. That's when the Iron Cupcake Challenge is held in the Western Fair Farmers Market. The Iron Cupcake Challenge has the same premise as the Iron Chef t... Read more

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A retro(ish) game for the digital age
Three engineering grads from Memorial University of Newfoundland have teamed up to make the world a little more fun. “We had this idea for a game that we wanted to try out,” recalled Source Studio CEO and founder Alex Brown. &ldq... Read more

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TechFeed: Copyright laws questioned in Internet flame war
Looking for an easy way to get an angry mob of Facebook users to follow you on your every move around the Internet? Leave it to Cooks Source Magazine to show you how it's done. Every day, thousands of writers, both aspiring and professio... Read more

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Helpful social media - Vodpod
Vodpod (vodpod.com) is a social site centred around the concept of users viewing and collecting videos on the Internet, which they can then post and track on personal profile pages. Signing ... Read more

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Online trend that doesn't FAIL
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. (CUP) — You may not realize it, but you are part of a growing Internet trend. No, you haven't been secretly recorded and posted on YouTube. By simply using the Internet, you are part of a global, online community ... Read more

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Managing stress can be done
Stress is usually a big part of most of our lives, especially for students who are trying to balance school, work, family and whatever else life brings their way. Unfortunately, there is not much we can do to stop or avoid stress from happenin... Read more

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Toronto's new Celtic show, Brogue, comes to London
Want to see some Celtic dancing at its finest? Now may be your chance. Brogue is about to jig its way into London's Aeolian Hall. Creators Michael Farrell and Dan McDonald are no strangers to Maritime, Irish and Scottish culture. They ha... Read more

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So You Wanna Be in a Rock Band?: Going grassroots helps build a band
This past summer, I found hope in the oddest of places. Anyone who knows me is well aware I'm pretty set in my ways musicallyspeaking and that “the dark arts” have never really struck my fancy. But, there I was at a metal show i... Read more

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Food For Thought: To veg or not to veg
Vegetarianism. It's a scary thought for a lot of us burger munchin', steak grillin' types, but is there something to going veggie? As a practicing Buddhist, I find myself caught at a crossroads. I refrain from killing anything but I... Read more

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Dreaming of a green Christmas
Whether your holiday style is Grinch-y or giddy, the season can always use a bit more green. Rampant consumerism has almost become its own holiday tradition, but this year may see a change. The CBC has noted that a lot of retailers are pr... Read more

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Children's Museum starts chilly campaign
Anyone familiar with the Children's Museum knows their Arctic exhibit has been a little worse for wear for some time — but not for lack of trying. “We've been talking about it for years,” said Jo Jennings, communicat... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Excitement is a fine sentiment, but you need other tools to use it properly. Know your budget before you start committing funds. Further planning sustains that first rush of momentum. Taurus (April 20 - May 20... Read more

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Museum London gets JASS-y
Until November 21, Museum London is hosting a juried art show and sale of local artists. Put on by Museum London's volunteer committee, JASS London has been a tradition of the museum and an outlet to showcase local artists' work while raisin... Read more

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You (should be) here
His Facebook profile picture is a deep red poppy pin set against a luscious gold background. It's a simple picture, but it speaks volumes. Thick but careful brushstrokes are evident, as is the fact that oil paint was used to express the image'... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Scarpantoni rocks the cello
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. The world of recording music is a funny place; while a certain level of celebrity is always closely scrutinized, it happens all too often that real artists go unnoticed in t... Read more

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Bahamas focusing on solo career
"Every night when I lay you down, lay you down to sleep / You know, I'm thanking the lord for blessing you with hockey teeth" singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen, a.k.a. Bahamas, sings in his appropriately- titled song, Hockey Teeth. But despite t... Read more

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Antichrist delivers the horror
In what can only be described as a shockingly twisted film, Antichrist delivers a cinematic experience that stays with the viewer long after the film has concluded. The controversial film focuses on the tragic death of a couple's young child... Read more

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Reel Views: British history flick worth a watch
In their latest DVD release, Celador Films brings you Centurion, a tale of Romans versus Celts in their raging wars of the early first century. Set in the year 117AD, Centurion follows the story of the 119th Roman garrison stationed in Nort... Read more

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Eastwood continues his stride as director
Hereafter (2010) To some, Clint Eastwood may still be better known as a gunslinging renegade than the man behind the camera, but this perception could not be more wrong. With over 35 directing credits under his belt — including Mil... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: First Potter film anything but magical
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) Make no mistake about it, Harry Potter is a goldmine. The book series has sold 400 million copies, while the six Harry Potter films that have been released have made nearly $5.5 billion! And t... Read more

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Kim Gordon bubbling with greatness
Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth is a musician, vocalist, artist, record producer, video director and actress. I have a soft spot for female bassists, however, strangely enough I don't think too many people really know about her. Sonic Youth was just... Read more

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This Australian life different than Canada
I am writing this article from a room I have rented in Kew, Melbourne. Life in Australia thus far has been similar to a certain degree, yet some aspects are immensely different. Culturally, Australia (or at least this part of the country) is... Read more

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Zoot: The truth about acne products
Acne, a simple word that causes many people anguish, frustration and a major blow to their selfesteem. Acne is an inflammatory skin condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of the skin that is marked by the eruption of pimples or p... Read more

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Visual workout - let's get physical
Who goes to the gym and likes checking out the hotties? I know I do. Let's face it, checking out people we're attracted to at the gym is kind of fun. Looking at what they're wearing and seeing if they actually work out — or are just th... Read more

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Sports

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Falcon golf program ready to soar
The Fanshawe College golf program is the Rodney Dangerfield of the London golf scene. Living in the shadows of the University of Western Ontario Mustangs — 2010 Ontario University Athletics men's champions and fifth-place women's finishe... Read more

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Cross-country teams eye national championships
For the Fanshawe cross-country teams, this is what it's all about. After a gruelling five race season, featuring the Falcons owning the podium every week, countless training sessions and plenty of blood, sweat and hard work, it all came down t... Read more

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Healthy Fit: You are what you eat
"Tell me what you eat and I'll tell you what you are" is a slogan that came to us through a tortuous route dating back as early as the 1800s. The phrase simply means that in order to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food. Modern telev... Read more

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Big changes to NHL all-star game
The NHL general managers meetings saw some major changes to the format of the NHL all-star game that go into effect at this year's game in Carolina. Two of the major changes include that 12 rookies will now take part in the super skills comp... Read more

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Smith's got his head in the game
Since he was 10-years-old, Andrew Smith knew his true passion: basketball. He has dabbled in other sports — he played on his high school football team and a bit of rep baseball — but basketball is what he has always wanted to pur... Read more

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Falcon women sluggish in first defeat
The women's basketball team have finally seen where they sit when it comes to the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association's elite teams. On Wednesday, the Falcons faced the Sheridan Bruins and were dismantled to the tune of 77-44 by the defendin... Read more

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Volleyball teams look to spike competition
Last week brought the first test of adversity for the Fanshawe Falcons men's team. After opening the season with four impressive victories, dropping only one set to start season, the men finally dropped a heartbreaking five set match to Redeem... Read more

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NFL Czar: Which QB is better?
At least once a year, we get a gift from the NFL scheduling crew. Actually, we get several gifts, but this game is always a lock at some point in the NFL season. Every year, we get a matchup between the two best quarterbacks in the NFL, Tom Br... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Fitness 101's 13th Annual Strength Challenge
So you think you're jacked? Now's your chance to prove it; November 26 marks the 14th Annual Fanshawe College Strength Challenge. The Strength Challenge is run in the Fanshawe Fitness Centre by Fitness 101 staff and fitness and health promotio... Read more

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Motoring: Buick Regal reborn for North American market
For fans of American automobiles, Buick holds a special place. Back in the 1950s, Buick had some of the craziest and most beautiful concept cars like the Centurion and the Le Sabre. In 1973, Buick came out with a stylish new coupe called the... Read more

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