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Giving the gift of gaming
Despite the chilly late- November weather, the Project Play team was all smiles when they handed off a gaming bundle to N'Amerind Friendship Centre in London. Project Play is a gaming celebration that takes place on Fanshawe's campus ... Read more

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Fanshawe student donates dental hygiene products to At Lohsa
The spirit of giving is in the air, and one third-year Dental Hygiene student made an invaluable donation toward oral health care to one of our community's sectors in need. In early October, Meaghan Bennett held a pizza party to raise fun... Read more

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Stand up to violence against women December 6
Fanshawe College will be holding a memorial in the Alumni Lounge on December 6 to remembe 14 lives that were lost from the shooting at L'École Polytechnique in 1989. Parliament later declared in 1991 that December 6 would be the National ... Read more

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Open your grades before your gifts
You're probably already thinking ahead to your holiday plans, but don't forget that you're still a student throughout the winter break. Part of your responsibilities as a student includes checking your grades and knowing your academ... Read more

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Library offers 24/7 hours during exams
It's time to crack open your textbooks, uncap your highlighters and get down to business. In order to provide students with a safe, quiet place to study, the Library and Media Services on Fanshawe's London campus will once again offer ... Read more

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Donate a perfect Christmas to a local family in need
You may have seen small donation boxes popping up in the Oasis, the Biz Booth and even the Publications office. Next time you see one, toss a little spare change in there — you'll be helping the Fanshawe Student Union provide a perfe... Read more

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Disney, where dreams come true
Warning: This story will warm the cockles of the coldest heart and is the most aww-inducing story the reporter has ever written. November 19 marked as a special day for 84 London-area kids who were whisked off to Walt Disney World for the day,... Read more

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Fanshawe's co-curricular record launching in January
As your classes wind down, work is still happening on campus to get ready for the next semester, and an exciting initiative is coming to Fanshawe for students: the cocurricular record. This is an official Fanshawe College document that recogni... Read more

Opinion

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The meaning of Christmas
With the recent snowfall that draped London in a cold, white blanket, our Christmas spirit has all but thawed. This is the time of year that causes everything from extreme joy to extreme stress. This is all reflected in the family-orientated Ch... Read more

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Close quarters breed contempt
Tragedy struck the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre in early November, when a man was found dead after being beaten by fellow inmates. Randy Drysdale, 46, was murdered in the EMDC in 2011 amid complaints that the facility failed to monitor him ... Read more

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Fork in the Road: The price of freedom
It seems to be one of my life's ironies that others consistently throw wrenches in the gears of my master plans. Perhaps you can relate: You know what you're capable of. You have a specific goal in mind. Everything's primed for execu... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Christmas and hope
We seem to be hard-wired to look for hope. We look for it in a lot of places. We see hope in caring actions when people respond to the pain of victims of catastrophes such as Typhoon Haiyan. Seeing NGOs, GOs, churches, doctors, navy ships and f... Read more

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What does Christmas mean to Christians?
Christmas Day is quickly approaching, and for many of us this means a yummy turkey dinner with family and friends, a glass of eggnog in front of a warm fire, a time to decorate our home, put up the tree, and engage in our family traditions... an... Read more

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Shifting into the New Year: What to expect
Hard economic times are ahead. The American dollar is at the end of its life. Its status as a reserve currency is in an unstoppable decline. The shutdown that occurred in October was never solved, the debt ceiling was raised until January 15 and... Read more

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Used laptop donations urgently needed in Haiti
Dear Editor: LifePaths Global Alliance is a registered non-profit humanitarian organization based in London, Ontario. We provide FREE medical care to the rural village of L'Estere, Haiti at our medical clinic in this town of 38,000 (which w... Read more

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ARTiculation: The process of creation
My daughter was two years old when she escaped her stroller, toddled up to a very famous painting at the National Art Gallery, and reached out. It was like a slow motion scene out of a movie as I turned around and saw her chubby little hand gett... Read more

Lifestyles

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New Year's, Thai style
It's a cold, blustery Canadian New Year's Eve. You've made your way to a friend's house in knee-deep snow to ring in the New Year. After indulging in a few cocktails (or a few too many), it's again time to battle the cold an... Read more

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Theatre Arts Students put a new spin on Shakespeare
This year's Shakespearean play by the graduating class of the Theatre Arts program will be Lear, based on King Lear. “It's Shakespeare with a twist,” said Lana Bayram, who plays the Duke of Albany. King Lear, a tragedy writ... Read more

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Dealing with holiday blues
There's this myth that suicides go up around the holidays in December. Statistically speaking, it isn't true, but the fact that it exists at all says a lot. Getting together with your family — or maybe not being able to get toget... Read more

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Shut down for shuteye
Take a minute to think about your sleep habits: Are you constantly tired? Do you need an alarm clock to wake up on time? Do you have trouble getting out of bed? Do you have trouble concentrating? Do you fall asleep as soon as you lie down? If ... Read more

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Diving deeper into “Bound 2”
If you know who Kanye West is, you have probably seen his new video for “Bound 2” (or, at the very least, James Franco and Seth Rogen's parody of the video). As a Kanye West fan, I hope that you have not seen either. The video ... Read more

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Bobbyisms: Giving back by supporting live music
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Although the shadow of exams may yet loom over the next couple of weeks for you, it's safe to say the worst of the semester is over now. And while you may be looking fo... Read more

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Travelling on the cheap
The holiday season can be a stressful and expensive time. With exams and final projects piling up, pulling out your hair seems like the best thing to do. Plus, your mom is calling you non-stop about all those obligations with friends and famil... Read more

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Turn Boring Spaces Beautiful: Deck out your dorm for the holidays
It's the most wonderful time of the year — Christmas time! Homes shine so bright at night with all the Christmas lights, they are beautifully decorated with Christmas trees and ornaments and full of family and laughter. It really is t... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Winter makeup trends
As the seasons change, so do the makeup trends, which can give you more inspiration to alter and enhance your makeup looks. While winter trends are often the most glamorous, they can sometimes be the most daring or least wearable for daily lif... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Cozy up with circle scarves this winter
The chilly weather has arrived; icy cold wind is blowing from every angle, and to stay warm you have to bundle up every inch of your body. When it's that cold, staying stylish is not often a priority, but with circle scarves, it can be a f... Read more

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Worldview on Campus: Catching up with a Shiʿah Muslim student
This week I was given the opportunity to learn about Hisham Hussein, a friendly and soft-spoken 34-year-old Fanshawe student currently in his first year of the Computer Systems Technology program. Hussein was originally registered in the Socia... Read more

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What to get your car for Christmas
With many Fanshawe students planning to drive home for the holidays, a small investment in automotive maintenance could prevent a missed trip, avoid an expensive breakdown, or save a life. According to statistics published by Allstate Canada, ... Read more

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How to survive (and thrive) during exam week
Well, fellow Fanshawe students, it's no secret that we are now coming up to exam week. If you haven't already started studying (or stressing), you probably will be soon! No one can truly understand the anxieties and busyness of exams u... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: Is the end (of physical books) near?
Ah, books, our pulpy, papery friends. Without them, history would be a lot less literate and, more importantly, my column wouldn't exist. For more than just reading, books have those niche purposes. Be it Romania using donated bibles for ... Read more

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G33K LYFE: Geek-tacular gift guide
In this super busy time of year, somewhere in the back of everybody's mind there is a part of their brain that is focusing on one of the most important facets of the season: gift-giving. For those of you with a geek, gamer or pop culture e... Read more

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Gaming The System: Gaming's surprising firsts
Slim Consoles It seemingly started with Sony giving their consoles the slim treatment with the PSone and the PS2 Slim. Sleeker and sexier, but functionally identical to their launch counterparts, they've been hailed as cheaper and more at... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Cross-country Claus chaos
I'll Be Home For Christmas (1998) The holiday season is upon us, and many students will be making it home to join their family to celebrate, well, whatever it is that their particular family celebrates. Christmas. Hanukkah. Kwanzaa. Win... Read more

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Chat With Nat: A serious case of the birthday blues
Dear Nat, Last week was my birthday. I've made a lot of new friends here at Fanshawe since starting here in September, and I thought it would be a lot of fun for us all to go bowling together. I reserved three lanes, figuring about 10 to 1... 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 having applied to the company or written a resume. Or, maybe it truly was a case of being in the right place at the right time. Even if the stars are properly... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) You're unusually flighty and directionless. If someone else wanted to run the show, you probably wouldn't object. Beware of setting your sights too high - you're likely to be disappointed. Taurus (... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Holiday Spirit Second year Interior Decorating students auctioned off some lovely Christmas trees November 29 All proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity London. Does this spark some of your creative juices? Happy holidays, everyone.... Read more

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Hosting your own Christmas party
Maybe you're sick of visiting your embarrassing aunt and uncle every year, or the person who usually hosts Christmas moved to the Bahamas — whatever the reason, this could be the year for you to step up to the plate and host the annual Chri... Read more

Sports

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Knights D looks to play Grinch this December
There's plenty of snow on the ground, and more of it on the way. It finally feels like hockey season, doesn't it? For the London Knights — now boasting one of the OHL's toughest defences — it's time for them to show... Read more

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Motoring: New Cruze Diesel a highway car
The Cruze has been with us since 2009, and it has done extremely well for Chevrolet. The reason the Cruze has been a sales success is because it was the first compact sedan from a North American manufacturer that wasn't rubbish.While the l... Read more

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Lightning Watch: Fired before their time?
When this article is published in early December, the National Basketball League of Canada will be one month into its 2013/14 season. By then, we'll be 20 per cent through the season, as playoffs should wrap up near the start of April. And... Read more

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Premier League Ponderings: Savoury matchups this holiday season
The festive season is a busy time for everybody, not least for the players and managers in England's top flight. Three match rounds will be played in the span of one week, which, for the league's elite players, could mean 270 minutes of... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: It's beginning to look a lot like fitness!
While some may be waiting to rejuvenate their routines after the holiday season, I think it's time to get started now! Did you know that December is typically the slowest month of the year at most gyms? It's also the time when many are ... Read more

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