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Fanshawe alum hopes to stamp out the competition
Millions of stamps are used to send 40 million pieces of mail nationwide every business day, according to Canada Post's website. For the entire 159-year history of the organization, the decision of what to feature on the stamps has always be... Read more

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Ontario government nixes offshore wind project
The McGuinty government says it's a no-go for the proposed offshore wind projects until further research has been conducted. Although the government is committed to finding alternate ways to produce green energy to phase out coal-fired power... Read more

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Fanshawe's Accessibility services offers support to students
A recent study by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario described the unique challenges that students with disabilities face while completing their post secondary education. According to Shelley Reynolds and Lois Wey of Fanshawe's C... Read more

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Returning Nepal's trafficked children home
Conor Grennan is the author of Little Princes and the mind behind Next Generation Nepal, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reconnecting trafficked children with their families in post-war Nepal. Impressive, isn't it? What's interesting ... Read more

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Local service profile: St. Joseph's Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Domestic and sexual assault knows know bounds; anyone can be a victim of assault. In London, we're lucky to have a resource like St. Joseph's Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre. "We're a 24-hour program that provides servic... Read more

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Bill C-393 looking for support
The Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network is looking to reform Canada's Access to Medicines Regime by passing Bill C-393, which would provide generic drugs to developing countries to fight disease. "It would cut through the hurdle found in the cu... Read more

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5 Questions - Sara Varley, FSU Advertising Coordinator
1. What's your perfect day like? "A perfect day would be being able to sleep in past 6 a.m. (my daughter gets up early!!), going out for breakfast at a diner and then spending the day with my family." 2. What's something weird that's happen... Read more

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Turn it down
MP3 players, iPods and other personal music players are a big part of our lives. We use them at the gym, on the bus, when we walk ... and most people have one. But what about the concern some people have expressed about potential hearing loss ... Read more

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Is your future in flowers?
With numerous national medals awarded to Fanshawe students, it goes without saying that our horticulture technician program is not only the best program of its kind in Ontario, but also in Canada. In 2003 and 2005, students in this program w... Read more

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Judge the (hand)book by its cover
This is your chance to get your artwork on the cover of the 2011/2012 Fanshawe Student Handbook with the Fanshawe Student Union's annual Handbook cover contest. Take advantage of this incredible chance to have your work printed and distribu... Read more

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360º News: International & National briefs
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With the death toll in Libya topping 1,000, the United Nations Security Council unanimously decided to refer Moammar Gadhafi to the International Criminal Court for alleged crimes against humanity. The international communi... Read more

Opinion

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Life Meets Faith: Words - use with care
The King's Speech is a movie that, among other things, highlights the power of words. We all know that power. If someone has ever praised you in public for something you truly accomplished, you probably know the power of the spoken word to make ... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: P.A.L.L.S.
Do you like candies, fresh little candies? The ones that Grandma slips to you during church that make the Minister's words even brighter. How about skipping on a hot sunny day through Gibbons Park? The children are splashing and playing, the ge... Read more

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We love B.A.L.L.S
Dear Editor: Every Monday I awake with a sense of depression knowing that, once again, I have to endure five days of having to take two buses to school and sit there a total of 35 to 40 minutes to Fanshawe and back, listening to people's poin... Read more

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Law Talk: Home renovations gone wrong and consumer protection laws
If you have hired a contractor and are unsatisfied with the work completed, consider the following steps to resolve your dispute. Completion Certificate When the major work is completed, your contractor will ask you to sign a completion c... Read more

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Call Me Old-Fashioned But... Now that's entertainment!
James Dean: Icon. Legend. Tragic. Those were the three main adjectives that came to my mind to describe the "Rebel Without a Cause" before I had the opportunity to watch his selftitled biopic starring James Franco. After being privy to the film,... Read more

Lifestyles

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Do you know Genevieve Fisher?
When you get the privilege of seeing a musician or band perform before they start winning Grammys and headlining world tours, you become a member of that elite club that gets to say "I knew about them years ago." Well, I recently became a memb... Read more

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Bobbyisms: The Grey Kingdom tells a story
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Beyond anything else, however, I listen to music. From rock to hip-hop, indie to metal, and everything in between, and, trust me when I say, it is infrequent that something c... Read more

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Junos going on 40
The Juno Awards, Canada's mark of excellence in the industry of music, are by no means a very long-standing mark in Canadian history. Though this year marks the 40th annual celebration of the Awards, they're in fact fairly young among their il... Read more

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Road to the Junos
There's something special about the Juno Awards, in that each year it gives an opportunity for those casual radio listeners and pop music enthusiasts to really get together and bond with the music nerds in our nation — a chance for two c... Read more

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Truth to 'Oscar curse'
WATERLOO, Ont. (CUP) — A new study from the University of Toronto is bringing statistical weight to the idea of the "Oscar curse." "The findings are that, compared to women who get nominated for Best Actress but do not win, women who ... Read more

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Love, Lust & Lies: Is it love or lust?
A few months ago, one of my friends and I got into a conversation about my dating habits. My friend thought my problem was that I constantly confuse lust for love. This made me think maybe he was right; maybe that has been my problem for years... Read more

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Exhibit pins down modern art
The fourth annual painting project by second-year fine arts students sees them taking an obscure piece by relatively unknown Icelandic artist Erró and making it their own. The results are intricate pieces with plenty of depth. The painting u... Read more

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Reel Views: A Beautiful Life misses the mark
A Beautiful Life (2009) It's easy to imagine the idea that motivated director Alejandro Chomski's 2008 film A Beautiful Life, a story of finding love under the harsh realities of inner-city life for immigrants. The mark was missed by miles... Read more

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Testees worth grabbing
The creator of the hit Canadian television show Kenny vs. Spenny is back with another series that pushes the envelope. With a title like Testees, one would expect some outlandish material, and this series certainly delivers. Kenny Hotz wrote... Read more

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Naked emotion and ladies on display in Room in Rome
Room in Rome (2010) While we are living in an age of amazing visual advances in the realm of cinema, with the resurgence in 3D technology providing some breathtaking visuals, sometimes all you need is one room, two people, and some convers... Read more

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Reel Views: Drive Angry a thrilling good time
Drive Angry (2011) Some people will argue that Nicholas Cage has passed his prime, or, even worse, that perhaps he never had one. I beg to differ after viewing Drive Angry, the sobad- it's-amazing 2011 flick from director Patrick Lussier. ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Fish film shows the importance of learning to master bait
Piranha 3D (2010) Spring break. For some it is a time to hit the books, and get a head start on studying for exams. Maybe also a time to pick up some extra shifts at a part-time job, to help pay off those crippling student debts. For ot... Read more

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2011 Academy Award spectacular
Beginning around 6 p.m. EST Sunday, February 27, 2011, all the Hollywood heavyweights began to arrive at the Kodak Theatre in California for the biggest night in the film industry. The 83rd annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Whether you choose to stand or run, watch where you put your feet. Emergency measures break down the traditional barriers. Solitude would feel wonderful, but it's an expensive luxury. Taurus (April 20 - May 20... Read more

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Trending into spring and summer 2011
Being the fashion student that I am, I've learned some very useful things. I have learned how a trend cycles itself. I know that doesn't sound interesting at all, however, it is, slightly. Essentially a trend is a general direction in which ... Read more

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Zoot: The five worst-dressed male celebrities
Even though celebrities and the most adored men of Hollywood may seem to have endless amounts of money, meaning they can afford the most luxurious couture on the market, it doesn't always mean that they are the best dressed. Sometimes price an... Read more

Sports

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Shaw's golf passion shines
Think you're having a tough time this winter without golf? Put yourself in Kim Shaw's shoes. The Fanshawe Falcons assistant golf coach didn't get in a single round of golf last summer, thanks to a knee injury sustained during training for her ... Read more

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The Heel Turn: What's "The Rock" cooking?
Monday Night RAW has become electrified as the guest host for Wrestlemania was revealed. It turned out to be none other than the People's Champ, The Rock! For a full minute, the fans in Anaheim were kept in suspense, as the lights went dark... Read more

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Teeing off for Heart and Stroke
"In 2010, I hit golf balls for eight straight hours to raise funds for the London Anti-Bullying Coalition," said golf journalist Jeffrey Reed. "It was one of the proudest moments of my life. Now, I look forward to this new challenge of establi... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Yoga for beginners
A few weeks ago, we discussed a specialty aerobics class called Gliders and what has made it such a hit in the fitness industry. Yoga may not be considered a new novelty class, as Gliders is, but it has stood the test of time. And rightfully s... Read more

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NFL Czar: Mallett's stock on the rise
As draft day comes closer and closer, NFL teams have once again gathered in Indianapolis for the Combine. As usual, several players have boosted their stocks during the workouts, and it will be interesting to see how the draft plays out in Apr... Read more

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Motoring: Mazda RX8 still one of the best
The RX8 has been around for a very long time now - seven years, in fact. To give you some idea of how long ago this was, when the RX8 launched, Kelly Clarkson wasn't even a household name, and Britney Spears had not even gotten her first marri... Read more

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