Interrobang issue for Monday, September 12th, 2005
Use spare change for Fanshawe “ghetto” change
Spare change being dropped into city parking meters may soon be used to hire more by-law officers to crack down on housing infringements and clean up student “ghettos.” Councillor Bernie MacDonald, who is spearheading the meter campaign,... Read this article
Support staff accept 11th hour negotiation offer; strike is off
A tentative agreement was made between the college support staff and their employers last week, which avoided a potentially disruptive strike at colleges across Ontario during the first week of classes. On September 1, one week before workers were s... Read this article
Londoner doling out $6.2 billion for Canadian post-secondary education
Over the summer Premier McGuinty made several changes to his cabinet lineup, and as a result a familiar face was appointed to the posting of Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. After spending almost two years as Labour Minister, London ... Read this article
Apprenticeship students get their “hands-on” $1.3 million
Due to the success of a pilot culinary program launched at Fanshawe last year, the provincial government announced an Ontario-wide expansion and increased funding to the Co-op Diploma Apprenticeship Program. Chris Bentley, Ontario Minister of Traini... Read this article
The Fair Coffee Trade: Spilling the beans
You can now get one step closer to saving the world just by ordering your morning coffee. No, unfortunately Tim Hortons is not looking to sponsor a superhero, but the Oasis is selling coffee that is guaranteed to ensure coffee bean farmers are makin... Read this article
So, what's all this excitement about WebAdvisor? Simply this - it can save you having to wait in lines! If you have questions when you're in WebAdvisor, click on FAQ, in the upper right corner of the screen.
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OSAP loans still breaking the bank
As it stands, bankruptcy is still off limits to those graduates who have accumulated thousands of dollars in student debt. Over the summer the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS), an organization representing a coalition of Canadian post-secondary... Read this article
My landlord is supposed to pay me?
To my surprise, I opened my mailbox to find a cheque from my landlord. Was this some sort of administrative error? Was it possible that for once funds could flow in the opposite direction, or should I expect a call from my landlord asking me for his ... Read this article
Men and women get smashed for different reasons; study
Sloshed, hammered, loaded, liquored or shit-faced, either way you say it, chances are you have all spent a night or two paralyzed by bountiful amounts of booze. But guys have different reasons for doing it, according to a recent study. The drinking... Read this article
A little rain and slight wind expected the next few days...
Like many others (at least in my age bracket and up) I have spent the last few days glued to the television (and no, it is not because my personal favourite sexpot Anderson Cooper from CNN has been on an awful lot!). It was because of a girl named Ka... Read this article
Faith Meets Life: An Ongoing Tale - Where was God when disaster struck?
We find Tamara Jacobs lunching with former Fanshawe chaplain, Mitch Vedic. What was going to be a one-time meeting is turning into a long term conversation. Last week's chat between the two continues and sounds like it could go on for a long ti... Read this article
Letter of the Week - Paper has“distorted” view of support staff issues
To the editor, Interrobang As local president of OPSEU Local 109, representing 438 members in support staff, I have to express my opinion of the article entitled “ Prospect of strike has staff worried “ under the Fanshawe Distorter secti... Read this article
Indulging in a caramel mocchiato will never replace a double-double
I like Starbucks. Specifically, I like a tall Caramel Macchiato with non-fat milk and sugar-free caramel syrup drizzled on top of the foam. I like drinking my Caramel Macchiato at one of the little tables while I read the newspaper and listen to the ... Read this article
No longer the summer of love; this has been a summer of hatred
I was born just before the Summer of Love; hippies, free love, dancing naked in cornfields, oodles of drugs, long hair on both men and women (exactly who was what sex?) —- oooops, sounds like walking around the halls of Fanshawe today! And alth... Read this article
Clear your September schedules, its time to rock!
The halls of Fanshawe will continue to be filled with music this month, as more live entertainment is scheduled to follow the star line-up that has already graced Forwell Hall and the Shack. A Labour Day performance by the Joys kicked off the start ... Read this article
The Montreal Film Festival: how close to the cigar are they?
MONTREAL (CUP) — With financial difficulties and lagging competitiveness with larger festivals in places like Toronto and Venice, this year's Montreal World Film Festival has attracted many more films from lesser-known alternative filmmaker... Read this article
Chef's Corner - If you can't go to India, bring India to you!
I am supposed to go to India this fall for a wedding, but my oncologist will not let me go. Of course, I have already bought me Saris (what, me not shop!?!) and they will have to do without my tribal drumming, but I thought that I would share my favo... Read this article
Wilura's Web - The best Thundercats spoof ever made, plus shooting Bob Saget!
Here we go! Here are more fun and wacky websites for all of you to check out. If you're all nice (and if I have enough time to plow through the millions of awful sites on the net), I'll do a few more of these. Ok…let's get onto the goodn... Read this article
Album review - NIN's With Teeth doesn't have any bite
Alright! To continue on with the stuff up picked up during the summer months, I give to you… Nine Inch Nails — With Teeth With any NIN album, expectations are unfortunately pretty high and the expectations were heightened even further becau... Read this article
DVD Review - Homer Head makes Season 6 even better
YESSSSS! Another Simpsons set! Can it get any better than this? Well, I guess it could, since the Simpsons are played like 20 times a day on different stations. But here in all their DVD glory, you get the unsyndicated (is that a word?) versions in ... Read this article
Intimate show proves K'naan is about more than just music
The miniscule amount of students who made it to the K'naan show last Tuesday witnessed the definition of powerful, politically charged music.
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Musical Ramblings: Heavy sounds for summer
You know, it's been only a little while since my regular column has stopped for the summer and I've probably accumulated about 30 CDs. There's so much to talk about, so I'll get to the point with a little blurb about a few releases.
Fun with Fitness - Beware the Freshman 15!
Seeing all you students with your keen faces these last few days makes me remember a few years back when I was enrolled in college. Walking through the hallways, completely lost, checking out the scenery, finding new activities of interest and reali... Read this article
Soccer star Eva Havaris joins Falcons coaching lineup this fall
Women's soccer is about to get world-class tutelage from a local star. Former University of Western Ontario (UWO) mid-fielder Eva Havaris was announced earlier this summer as the new head coach for the Fanshawe women's soccer team. Havaris s... Read this article
Falcons will be wearing three stripes for three years
Adidas is forever sport, and also the face of Fanshawe athletics for the next three years. Fanshawe athletics has established a sponsorship agreement with global athletic power Adidas and Canadian distributor Big Kahuna. The deal results in varsity ... Read this article
Seconds in Sports - Call your bookies...I've made my predictions
Using intuition, and research I have predicted the order of each division in the NFL for the 05/06 season. AFC East - New England, New York Jets, Buffalo, Miami. The two-time defending Super Bowl champion Patriots will withstand their team overhaul,... Read this article
With such high gas prices, hybrid is worth every penny
The criticism most people have about hybrid cars is that they cost too much over their gas-powered siblings, and the fuel savings don't justify the cost of ownership. Most of all, they say hybrids are not very powerful. The Honda Accord hybrid a... Read this article