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Code of conduct gets a facelift
Do you know your rights and responsibilities as a student at Fanshawe College? They've changed as of January 1, 2011, and you may be interested to hear what these changes bring. "Now there's a specific policy for appeals," explained Bob ... Read more

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It gets better, London
By now you have either seen or heard from the It Gets Better Project, spearheaded by syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage in response to the suicides of LGBT youth last year. The project has taken off and now communities all over the ... Read more

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A place to heal
Fanshawe College and the Eating Disorders Foundation of Canada are looking to team up to put the Mac Cuddy house in Strathroy to good use. Talks are in the works between the two organizations to renovate the Mac Cuddy house into an eating d... Read more

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Robbery in Fanshawe area
At approximately 2 a.m. on January 8, two males robbed a man walking around the Thurman Circle and Fleming Drive area near Fanshawe. "(The) suspects demanded (the victim) turn over his property," said Const. Dennis Rivest, public informatio... Read more

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Impaired driving still a problem
A ten-hour RIDE program dealt with nearly 1,800 motorists over the New Year's weekend. Of the motorists who participated in the RIDE program, only two were required to be tested roadside, and both passed. One driver tried to avoid the RIDE s... Read more

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SAC spots open
Positions on the Student Administrative Council have opened up in the schools of tourism and hospitality, contemporary media, human services, business, and manufacturing and motive power schools. According to Carol Balzer, administrative ser... Read more

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Hospitality rolls out delicious changes in new year
Get ready to get hungry — the hospitality department of the Fanshawe Student Union is starting the year off with some exciting options. First off, free-range eggs are now exclusively used in the Out Back Shack this semester. Free-range ... Read more

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International ready to help
Hello all, "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves',"! — Bill Vaughn I am sure you are all the optimists who are looking forward to an exciting new year! As y... Read more

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Fanshawe and UWO collaborate on engineering program
It was announced on January 5 that University of Western Ontario engineering students will now be able to supplement their degree with eight months of hands-on learning thanks to a collaboration with Fanshawe. The new Fanshawe program, whic... Read more

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Impaired-ness awareness in Forwell Hall
The Fanshawe Student Union's second alcohol awareness week of the academic year kicks off on Tuesday, January 18. "We do an alcohol awareness week every semester, just so that (everybody) ... is able to participate in them," explained Veroni... Read more

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5 Questions with FSU Business Manager Paul Massé
1. What's a service or event the FSU does that no one knows about? "I think many students are unaware, but would be pleased to know, the FSU caters food services for all the graduation and awards events on campus." 2. What's your perfect da... Read more

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Top 10 "wealthiest" countries of the world
Based on data from International Monetary Fund, CIA World Fact book, and collective data from Wikipedia, listed below are the top 10 countries with the highest gross domestic product per capita and why. GDP is the total output of a country and... Read more

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360º News: International & National briefs
National News Ottawa is seeking an appeal on an order from a Federal Court that they must make their websites accessible to visually impaired users. Last November, Justice Michael Kelen ruled the sites were to be updated within 15 months. ... Read more

Opinion

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Life Meets Faith: Are we doomed?
I don't want to try to be prophet of the future. But with New Year's Day behind us it might be worth trying to wave a few wisps of fog away and look further into the current decade. What appears to be the biggest thing on our minds these days... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: Climate change and alien invasion to save humanity
A funny thing happened to me over the holidays, a realization that some people aren't half bad. Give me a sec and; I will get to that. Christmas happened … an odd ritual: some sort of spiritual ego satisfaction garnered by purchasing goods th... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But...Flying Solo
I never thought that acquiring something that belonged to me in the first place would be so difficult, or I would somehow be made to feel at fault for wanting it back. That was, until I flew with Delta in December. With London's first snowfall... Read more

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So you think you can lead
First call for students who want to be the next leaders of the Fanshawe Student Union! This is a tremendous opportunity you don't want to pass up. Let me go over the details of the positions available: Board of Governors' student representativ... Read more

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Top 10 Gadgets of 2010
Every year, new eye-opening technological devices make their way to shelves that leave us all rushing to get the latest must-have gadgets. It seems, we as a society, cannot function without the assistance of these pricey toys. But perhaps th... Read more

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Ottawa split on 'iPod tax'
OTTAWA (CUP) — Is the iPod tax just another packaged political phrase of 2010, or is it a real expense consumers may soon have to face? According to radio ads released by the federal Conservative Party in mid-December, it's "a brandnew... Read more

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Feeding the Canadian addiction
A true Canadian landmark — well, actually, landmarks. Tim Hortons stands on the corner of virtually every other intersection in most of Canada, but that is stating the obvious. Not only is Tim Hortons a Canadian tradition, but in a pol... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Hornsby has range
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. As much fun as it is to look ahead to another new year of music, it always bears looking back and realizing how far it is that the art and industry of music has come and cha... Read more

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Chhabra a rising star
Dynamic, beautiful, and talented; three words to sum up Canadian/American recording artist Prita Chhabra. Her music career dates back to "before she could speak," according to Chhabra's mother. "When I was in Grade 2, I heard Bette Midler s... Read more

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Reel Views: Black Swan will keep you more than thrilled
Black Swan (2010) To say that Black Swan is a ballet thriller doesn't do it any sort of justice, for it is neither a film very saturated with ballet nor is it a mere thriller. The 2010 film from director Darren Aronofsky is infinitely more... Read more

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Comedienne's life not all laughs
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work (2010) Comedy icon. Red carpet hostess. Jewellery saleswoman. Plastic surgery fanatic. Joan Rivers career has spanned over 40 plus years, and she is known for being all of the above. The recently released on ho... Read more

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Miley Cyrus reignites interest in salvia
VANCOUVER (CUP) — "Everything turns to water — like cell-shaded water, and I fall onto a pirate ship as I'm smoking it. Then I start hallucinating. All of a sudden I'm in the world of Zelda, like the Deku Tree area. And I try to run... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Get outside as soon as you can and start interacting with the world. Your people skills are your best resource. If asked whether you're trying to start something, the answer is a resounding yes. Taurus (April ... Read more

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The Beauties making most of opportunity
Animal skulls, dim lights, and a vintage cash register decorate The Dakota Tavern, one of Toronto's most eclectic west-end bars. And though the tavern has become notorious for its Bluegrass Brunch on Sundays, true rockers stay for the evening ... Read more

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The Murder Plans going places
Ottawa, the nation's capital, is known for many things: ice skating on the canal during winter; standing on Parliament Hill on New Year's Eve to see the heavens ablaze with fireworks; the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators; and a hybrid ... Read more

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Zoot: Trends to be booted in the New Year
The New Year is finally here and it is time to say goodbye to some of 2010's trends and welcome in the new ones. While 2010 had some memorable moments and advancements in the fashion industry, it had a few slip-ups in men's apparel that must n... Read more

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Our inability to move past an inescapable image
I have this brutal addiction. I love seeing what actresses are wearing in TV shows. I love seeing how stylists create their outfits and utilize current fashion trends. But I sometimes wonder if I'm constantly comparing myself to girls and wo... Read more

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Good music stimulates as much as sex: study
MONTREAL (CUP) — Researchers from McGill University have discovered that music can trigger the brain's pleasure centres in the same way as food, sex and drugs, like cocaine. According to a study, published in the journal Nature Neurosc... Read more

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Designer Drugs set to release own record
Duo says album will be harder, darker than remixes VICTORIA (CUP) — Designer Drugs are no strangers to the party scene. The American duo have been DJing to dedicated fans in hot, sweaty clubs since early 2007. "It gets pretty wild,"... Read more

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More than just 'words, words, words'
SASKATOON (CUP) — The Oxford English Dictionary is one of the best investments you will ever make. The English language incorporates a dizzying number of words. It is so terrifically vast that the ostensibly simple task of counting al... Read more

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Helpful social media - Viinyl
Viinyl (viinyl.com) is a brand new music delivery service based in Montréal, Québec. Currently, in private beta testing, the object of Viinyl is as straightforward as their slogan: 1 Song. 1 Si... Read more

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Tears a turn-off, says study
VICTORIA (CUP) — Dry those eyes, ladies — it turns out crying does nothing to attract the opposite sex. According to a new study performed by Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, tears of sadness may temporarily lower a man's ... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: Dating my phone
When text messaging first came out in the 1990s, it would revolutionize the way we communicate. It meant that dating would never be the same. Many people have been affected by texting, whether it be to start a relationship or even to end one... Read more

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Desolation Sound not meant for city folks: author
WINNIPEG (CUP) — You can always tell which books on a student's shelf are their favourites. They have been read so many times that the spine is creased, the pages dog-eared and they refuse to stay closed unless you put a heavy weight on ... Read more

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Student spends Christmas experiencing homelessness
VANCOUVER (CUP) — While most students were enjoying hot meals and clean clothes courtesy of their parents, Nima Farzaneh was sleeping on the streets of Vancouver. A University of British Columbia student working on his second bachelor'... Read more

Sports

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Intramural season heats up
The winter semester may be a pain for many, but it holds a certain significance for first year students. First years no longer feel the insecurity of not knowing anyone in their class. With that being said, it also leaves no possible excuse as ... Read more

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Healthy Fit: Making New Years resolutions realistic
In January, finding a free work out spot or machine in the gym is as hard as finding a parking spot during a Boxing Day sale. What you will find in the gym at this time of year are individuals with weight loss resolutions, some more realisti... Read more

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Fanshawe men's basketball shoots for the stars
The Falcons have their eyes on heading to the nationals. Palve Beric, the team's first-year forward, has ideas on how to make that happen. Beric has a passion for sports, having played some volleyball in elementary school and soccer when he... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Knockout's division in some turmoil
Some very disappointing news coming from TNA, as they've apparently released Hamada, who was one half of the Knockouts Tag Team Champions alongside Taylor Wilde, whose own contract recently expired. Not only was she a champ, but Hamada was als... Read more

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Fanshawe athletic director makes mayor's honour list
Sitting in Mike Lindsay's office, decorated with team photos, awards and even a gag Wheaties box with his face on it, it quickly becomes clear this is a man who built his career on a love of sports. Lindsay, Fanshawe's manager of athletics, ... Read more

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NFL Czar: Top 10 stories of 2010
Boy oh boy, this season just doesn't get any easier to predict does it? Just when you think the playoffs will make things right in the NFL world, we have the 7-9 Seattle Seahawks taking down the defending Super Bowl champions. Then we had Peyt... Read more

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Motoring: Cruze-ing to the top
The Chevrolet Cruze is GM's new econo-car, and it has to be the most highly advertised car in the company's history. You can't miss its ads even if you tried. The ads are full of information about the car, how it is the most crash-tested car i... Read more

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