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Interrobang issue for Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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News

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Career Week is coming up - are you ready?
Fanshawe Career Services' Career Week is running from February 6 to 10, and it will have tons of information to help you land an awesome summer job or your dream career after graduation. Career Week kicks off on February 6 with a free workshop... Read more

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Fanshawe digs deep for United Way campaign
Fanshawe College staff and students worked hard to raise a record-breaking $106,413 for the United Way campaign - $6,413 over this year's goal. This marks the second year in a row that the Fanshawe community contributed over $100,000 to the ... Read more

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9-1-1 pocket dials disrupt emergency services
We've all been pocket dialed by someone or left with 10-minute voicemail messages of rumbling noises. As inconvenient and irritating as they are for the casual citizen, they are even more frustrating and worrisome for police and emergency resp... Read more

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Get (net)worked up at the Student-2-Business conference
The fifth annual Student-2- Business (S2B) Networking Conference is taking place at the London Convention Centre on January 26, and it just might help you find a job. "It's a great opportunity for students to network with London business prof... Read more

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Journalists make news with viral outbreak
On January 11, approximately 350 student journalists from universities and colleges across Canada travelled to the Harbour Tower Hotel and Suites in Victoria, British Columbia, for the annual Canadian University Press (CUP) conference. The 74t... Read more

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Change up your 'do, make a wish come true
Looking for something fun and exciting, a little change in pace? Motivated to give back this New Year? There is a solution for you. Get rid of your winter blues, and go blue! The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Southwestern Ontario will be hosting ... Read more

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Nominations now open for student council
Think you've got what it takes to make 2012/13 a great year for Fanshawe students? Now's your chance! Nominations are now open for student council positions for next year, so whether you're into entertainment, finances, sports or you want to l... Read more

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Digital cash way of the future
Purses are downsizing and pockets are emptying — along with cash becoming obsolete with electronic payments, the debit card is not far behind. Newad, a Canadian indoor advertising company, is incorporating near field communication (NFC)... Read more

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Where nanotechnology and medicine meet
SASKATOON (CUP) — In a rural medical office, only the bare minimum of medical technology is either affordable or practical, and doctors rely on their own diagnostic skills rather than the expensive tests that doctors at urban centres can... Read more

Opinion

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Psych Your Mind: Out of your head and into your heart... and/or gut
A couple of years ago I underwent a series of events that can only be accurately equated to how Neo must have felt in The Matrix upon taking the red pill. Essentially, I had to come to grips with the fact that EVERYTHING I thought was my reality... Read more

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Law Talk: The trial takes longer than dinner
On TV, someone is charged with a crime, hires a lawyer, goes to trial and is acquitted all in the same time it takes to make a President's Choice lasagne. While you do have a right to a speedy trial in Canada, the process is a little more drawn ... Read more

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Tim's = Canada
"I'd like a large double-double, please!" These are the very same words that are repeated in thousands of places all across Canada each day, with almost no variation (except maybe a variation in the size of coffee ordered). I'm referring to coff... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Aboriginal and child activist, enemy of the country
Late in 2011, Canadians learned that the RCMP and others have been keeping surveillance on Cindy Blackstock. Blackstock is a noted children's wellness and Aboriginal advocate. In 2007, her organization, the First Nations Child and Family Caring... Read more

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Why YOU might not be eligible for a 30 per cent rebate
The 30 per cent tuition rebate is now in full effect for post-secondary students in Ontario. This comes as a boon to some students, while others are being left out in the cold. The new tuition rebate comes with stipulations that prevent some st... Read more

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Strombo cashes in
Dear Editor: Last Friday night, Fanshawe College asked the student body, "Who of you would be dumb enough to pay money to hear George Stroumboulopoulos?" I understand George charges several thousand dollars to come and speak. Is it possible to ... Read more

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Hell hath no fury part DUH!
Dear Editor: DUH! That's how I feel, still trying to figure out how the tuition rebate being offered by our provincial government makes sense. I'm just a hairstylist with a psychology degree, not a numbers gal. I want to make clear that my origi... Read more

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Suggestion for the paper
Dear Editor: I just finished reading the Interrobang Health issue dated January 16, 2012, and I wanted to give commendation to the entire Interrobang team. The cover was beautiful and the stories were compelling and informative. One thing I woul... Read more

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Drunkorexia article stirs discussion
Dear Editor: As a student at Fanshawe college for many years, this article has struck a nerve. Who let this writer (Jessica Ireland, who wrote "Drunkorexia: Why a night out could be a warning flag," published in January 16, 2012 issue of Interro... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: No more one-hit wonders
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Did you know that it was Michael Jackson who wrote "Do the Bartman" for the TV show The Simpsons way back in 1990? Evidently he was a big fan of the young show and happily c... Read more

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Young Empires arrive in London
If you aren't yet familiar with Toronto's Young Empires, you soon will be. Fusing electronic music with world sounds has led the band to create their own strain of indie dance music, and the group is poised to make a big impression with audien... Read more

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Love, Lust and Lies: The grass is always greener
The story of life we always want what we can't have, and once we get it we still want something better. We live in a society where things are constantly developing and we always want more, whether it's more money, a better job, the new thing... Read more

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Reel Views: Rooney Mara gets gritty (and pierced)
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2012) Remember that girl from the first few minutes of The Social Network? The girlfriend who unceremoniously dumps Mark Zuckerberg, inspiring him to create Facebook? Well, if you didn't know that she was p... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Cena and Kane shine on screen and in the ring
London is set to host an athletic event of monumental proportions that will have all eyes on the Forest City. No, I'm not referring to the 2013 World Figure Skating Championships, during which London Mayor Joe Fontana is looking to spend $600,... Read more

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My 15 Minutes With... The Creekside Strays on the rise
The Creekside Strays are a Southwestern Ontario band whose star is quickly on the rise. James Vinyard, guitarist and vocalist; Nic Cavaliere, bassist; and Justin Shorey, drummer, all grew up in and around London. Their singles are being played... Read more

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It's a Wrap: Rapper seeking rejuvenation, but doesn't find it
Juvenile released his newest project a few days ago, with intentions of reviving his career back to the commercial success he very much enjoyed in the early 2000s. Known primarily for his hit single "Slow Motion" back in the summer of 2004, Ju... Read more

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Check it Out: The nether ye
"'Thus swyved is the carpenter's wyfe; And Absalon hath kist hir nether ye And Nicholas is scalded in the towte This tale is done, and God save al the rowte'" "What the hell was that?" "Bernadette dared me to tell a dirty story. The Mill... Read more

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Talking Cash: Being a savvy shopper
In this past year I've written about a moderately wide range of topics such as budgeting, public finance and index funds. This week I'm stepping away a bit from the more austere financial stuff to discuss ways in which you can save money. By s... Read more

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Career Corner: Job networking tips
No doubt you have heard stories about people who have landed great jobs without ever applying for work and never had the need for a resume, either. Or maybe it truly was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Even if the stars a... Read more

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Long Distance Love: What to do when you visit them
During the big holiday times of the year — think the winter holiday season or birthdays — either you or your significant other (depending on who it is that lives out of town) probably comes home. As I've mentioned before, this can b... Read more

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Hey writers, Munsch on this!
MONTREAL (CUP) — Yes, it can be frustrating, difficult, and extremely exhausting to cultivate a wonderful piece of writing. But despite the obstacles of writer's block and trying to find widespread success, well-known author Robert Munsc... Read more

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Health, Body and Fitness: Killing us digitally
Swedish clothing franchise H&M has admitted to using computer- generated models to showcase their clothing. The wellknown clothing company designs a body that can better display clothes made for humans than humans can, then "dresses" it by dra... Read more

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Occasionally overlooked
Fashion is a funny thing; during summer we think of winter and during winter all we want is summer. Since it's winter, I felt the need to follow this trend and bring something to your mind that you may not have thought about recently or ever. ... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Trying something new for 2012
Since the New Year is finally here, a whole line up of new product launches are just around the corner. Cosmetic companies are constantly revamping formulas, innovating products and coming up with new ideas to either make our lives a lot easie... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You were hoping for peace in your home, but tension or unrest has followed you here. Anger is circular, rekindling itself and doing little good. Be as calm and rational as you can. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) ... Read more

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Londonlicious tempts the palate
Running for three years now, Londonlicious is an event that gives the appetite something new and delicious. It runs from now until February 5. "(This) festival is geared toward promoting the smaller independent restaurants, with each their own... Read more

Sports

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Fun and Fitness: Choose liquids over solids for your post-workout
Nutritionists and professionals alike typically state that whole foods always trump supplemental nutrition. The problem is that "always" is never the case, especially when considering that it's not always possible to eat whole foods. While it ... Read more

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Motoring: Altima far from ultimate driving experience
If you are in the market for a stylish, comfortable, spacious coupe that can seat four adults, and have less than $40,000 to spend, your choices limited, to be honest, especially if you prefer a frontwheel drive layout. Ford has nothing to off... Read more

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Getting to know Kaitlind Dutrizac
Kaitlind Dutrizac has been playing basketball since she was a little girl, and all that hard work has paid off for her. Starting off the second half of the season strong, she is now in her third year as the Captain of the Fanshawe Falcons women... Read more

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Tough sledding for Canadian sledge hockey player Kevin Rempel
HAMILTON (CUP) — These days, Kevin Rempel is best known for his exploits on a sled. But in 2006, it was another vehicle entirely that changed his life unalterably. The Dundas, Ontario native lived to ride his dirt bike. Not only did he r... Read more

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Senior Girls Supervolley Tournament
London's Oakridge Oaks senior girls volleyball team came out on top of the Fanshawe College Supervolley tournament. The tournament played host to 40 teams from across Ontario.... Read more

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Around the OHL: Top dog in the East
With about 20 regular season games left for most teams in the OHL, it's crunch time in the Eastern Conference. What is so great about the Eastern Conference is only 15 points separate first and ninth place in the season standings. Every team ... Read more

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History of the NHL all-star game
January 29 is the NHL's nearly annual All-Star game. The All-Star weekend includes the fantasy draft on January 26 and skills competition (my favourite part of the event) on Janaury 28. Enjoyed by some and maligned by others, the All-Star game... Read more

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The Heel Turn: Spice dooming Bourne
WWE Superstar Evan Bourne has allegedly been suspended for his second Wellness Policy violation. Bourne was already supposedly getting some backstage heat from Triple H over revealing why R-Truth received his own suspension. This would explain... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Justifying the MLS draft
Last week, Major League Soccer held their annual SuperDraft to choose the best college players to play in their league. The Montreal Impact's first pick was a young defender/striker named Andrew Wenger, a player who has won both Best Defender ... Read more

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NBA Watch: Fleshing out the early NBA season
Hey guys, I hope this column will be part of a regular weekly NBA column. I'll give it my best shot and cover the NBA season to the best of my ability, both reviewing and previewing the biggest action from basketball's premier league. It wasn... Read more

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