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A free way to become a better student
Fanshawe's Student Success Services want you to do well, and on March 7, they launched a free online resource to help you do just that. Becoming a Better Student is an online course that can be accessed through FanshaweOnline. Log in to FOL... Read more

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Fanshawe goes hog-wild for ribs
London's Ribfest has been a staple of local summer festivals for 25 years. Brian "Turbo" Harness, food services manager for the FSU, is hoping to capture a bit of that popularity in Fanshawe's very own Ribfest. "We (came up with the idea) b... Read more

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A scholarship for a SMART cookie
According to Statistics Canada, there were almost 14,280 single parents living in London in 2006. Approximately 84 per cent of those people were women. Single Women In Motherhood is a local non-profit organization aimed at helping London's single mo... Read more

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5 Questions with Brandy Trelford, FSU Accounting Officer
1. What's something weird that's happened to you since you've joined the FSU? "I thought that it was weird that on my first day Paul (Masse) gave me a tour of the school after I had already gone here for four years." 2. If you could switch pl... Read more

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College Knowledge: Study in the land of cherry blossoms, sushi and pagodas
Konnichiwa! The International Office at Fanshawe wants to send you to Japan for our annual Student Exchange Program. Take advantage of your Fanshawe College education and enhance your global perspective with a cultural exchange. For the ... Read more

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College Knowledge: Trouble teeth? Get personal dental care from Fanshawe students
How long has it been since your last dental check up and cleaning? Has it been a few years ... maybe five or 10? Maybe longer? Why not take advantage of a great opportunity available through the Dental Hygiene program at Fanshawe College? ... Read more

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360 News: International & National briefs
NATIONAL NEWS Animal rights activists in British Columbia are condemning the University of British Columbia for building a new research centre at their Okanagan campus. Animal rights group Stop UBC Animal Research is accusing the university o... Read more

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FSU Election
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Opinion

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Life Meets Faith: Biggest parties on the planet
Unlike Quebec City, New Orleans, Sydney, Port of Spain and Rio de Janeiro, the city of London is not known for its Mardi Gras. On a list of the biggest bashes on the planet, Mardi Gras festivals must rank among the top. Mardi Gras takes place ... Read more

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B.A.L.L.S.: Chemical warfare on ourselves
Ask yourself this: how many bathroom products do you use on a daily basis? You know, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shaving cream, toothpaste, perfume, cologne, eyeliner, lipstick, aftershave, mascara, nail polish, zit stuff, cover-up, wart r... Read more

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Fanshawe heads to the polls
Here at the FSU, we feel that a lot of work has been put into this year. We've accomplished many things — a revised code of conduct policy, a statement of students, FSU and College rights and responsibilities, the fsu.ca social network, ex... Read more

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Hey, democracy! Stop ignoring students
With a political upheaval underway in the Middle East, many political commentators are quick to draw a contrast with the democratic malaise that plagues our country. Far from taking to the streets in protest, the majority of Canadians can't eve... Read more

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So You Wanna Be in a Rock Band?: "Risk" management
The other day, I received two proposals from individuals "generously" offering to take over the reins of my career. No doubt my recent invitation to attend the 53rd annual Grammy Awards as an honourary guest artist had something to do with it. ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Three lovely ladies bring their sound to Aeolian Hall
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. In music, more than in any other media or any other art form that I've found, it's possible to put on airs and fake almost everything in order to gain success. There's one c... Read more

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Boombox Saints bringing back boom
Vancouver's Boombox Saints have been busy since releasing their first EP in November, and they have just dropped their second EP on March 8, Bringin' The Boom Back: Based On A True Story. The Boombox Saints have played alongside Sean Paul, ... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: Dating dictionary
The world of dating can be summed up in one word: complicated. The word "dating" itself is complex; it's not black and white. Dating is composed of many shades of grey that seem to appear right when you think you have it all figured out. Fo... Read more

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This is the Con you're looking for
Grab your lightsaber, put in your fangs, throw your underwear on over your spandex and get ready! The Wizard World Toronto Comic Con is a weekend-long event that brings the best in movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, manga, h... Read more

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Food for thought: Wok Box totally rocks
Well, spring break is over and everyone is back at Fanshawe all thinking the same thing: Boy, that week really flew by! We hope everyone had a fun and safe time. Over the break, Jess and I happened to stop for some food at a place that we've... Read more

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Conference reminds students of the dangers of drinking and driving
I'm against drinking and driving — are you? On Wednesday, March 16, beginning at 1 p.m. in Forwell Hall, the marketing management program is putting on a conference to remind students that drinking and driving is still a serious issue... Read more

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Helpful social media - Spotify
Spotify (spotify.com) is a cutting- edge interface—based music streaming service that launched in October 2008 in Sweden and has since grown to be used by over 10 million people in Western Europe. While not the most obvious choice to ... Read more

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In the jungle, the urban jungle
Each year, a group of dedicated students come together to put on an entertaining night of fashion and dance, all for a good cause. OHM Fashion Show's ninth annual event, taking place on Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at Centennial Hall, is supporti... Read more

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Lions will have you roaring with laughter
Four Lions (2010) When details of the plot of the film Four Lions got out, there was more than a little bit of controversy. One would expect that a comedy about suicide bombers would cause that reaction. However, after viewing the film, I ... Read more

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Jay-Z's poetry deciphered
MONTREAL (CUP) — Rare is the person who hasn't, by now, at least heard of Jay-Z, let alone downloaded a song or two to bump from their speaker system of choice, be it auto or iPod, when in need of a good aural pick-meup. Even if Jay wa... Read more

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Reel Views: A marriage then and now: Blue Valentine
Blue Valentine (2010) Hollywood far too often cranks out chick flicks that offer up sugarcoated portraits of the perfect marriage. Blue Valentine is something very different. Blue Valentine, the 2010 release from director Derek Cianfranc... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Don't go messin' with these country boys and girls
The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009) Hello, my name is Allen, and I have an unhealthy obsession with hillbillies. Phew, it feels good to finally get that off my chest. Yes, from The Beverly Hillbillies, to the banjo play... Read more

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Comics
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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're over-skilled, but that doesn't make you guilty of overkill. Aries knows when to use a lighter touch. By the light of the Moon, you can intuit exactly who's going to work out in the grand scheme. Taurus... Read more

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The therapy of fashion
I remember as a younger girl my mom would always try to enforce one rule. Surprisingly, for a woman who doesn't follow fashion extensively, there was one fashion rule she always implemented. Whenever I went to a semi-formal, graduation or part... Read more

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Zoot: How to avoid ghostly complexion for spring
While working towards that perfect summer body and trying to get rid of the extra pounds put on during the winter, are you also suffering from a bad case of winter's pasty skin? Are you afraid that the first day in a swimsuit you will blind ev... Read more

Sports

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Healthy Fit: Spring fitness is here - time to ramp up your activity
It's time to spring out from winter inactivity and hibernation and into wonderful spring weather and outdoor activities. Within the spring season, we spend most of our leisure time doing various activities outside. Since you're already out t... Read more

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The Heel Turn: TNA turns to Sting Immortal
This past week on TNA Impact proved to be full of surprises, as the legal decision between Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter was rendered and a legend returned to take on Jeff Hardy for the TNA title. Ever since Hogan and Eric Bischoff launched th... Read more

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Men's basketball team wins bronze in provincial championship
The Fanshawe Falcons basketball team played their hearts out in their February 26 game against George Brown College. The Falcons won the game 75-39, thanks to guard Jordan Dixon's 17 points, forward Matt Tkaczyk's 14 points, centre Darcy Young... Read more

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Motoring: 2011 Ford Explorer more car than truck
Ford has been doing well in recent years. The quality and reliability of their cars have vastly improved, and they are now more focused towards creating world market cars, which is why the new Fiesta and the upcoming Focus will be pretty much ... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Designing a proper workout routine
When it comes to training for hypertrophy (making your muscles grow), there are generally two typical ways we program for this: full body vs. split routines. Although both methods can achieve the desired results, it's important to note the dif... Read more

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NFL Czar: Moving up the draft board
With the NFL still discussing their various labour issues, there isn't much happening. With all rosters frozen and teams unable to make moves, NFL news is hard to come by these days. However, the NFL Draft will still happen in April, and teams... Read more

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