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Kingsmill's getting one last holiday window dressing
Students from Fanshawe College’s Fashion Merchandising program were at the Kingsmill building on November 17, dressing the windows of the former department store for one last holiday season. Unlike the past 100 years, however, the wi... Read more

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FSU to adopt another family this Christmas
Following a tradition that’s spanned six years, the Fanshawe Student Union will be giving a family a little extra help this Christmas. Lori Masterson, a part-time instructor at Fanshawe, works for Merrymount Children’s Centre an... Read more

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Learn self-defence for a good cause
London’s Shining Mountain Dojo, in partnership with Campus Security Services and Fitness 101, will be offering an introductory self-defence class on November 27 in the Fitness 101 Studio. The two-hour class will not only teach studen... Read more

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An alternative way to dispose of old textbooks
When Chris Janssen taught in Rwanda last year, he saw an urgent need for textbooks in post-secondary institutions in Africa. “I saw a dire need for text books there – dozens of students sharing one photocopied textbook,” t... Read more

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Business profs bringing students to Haiti
Instructors from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business led a small group of eight students to Haiti for an awareness trip over reading week in February. The trip will be reprised in 2015, but this time the group will be travelling after t... Read more

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Coffee and rolling die go hand-in-hand
The Cardboard Café, a board game café à la Toronto’s Snakes and Lattes, is scheduled to open next month at 114 Dundas St. in London. For $5, gamers will have unlimited access to the shop’s game library, whic... Read more

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Kingsmill: Building to undergo construction spring 2015
The Kingsmill building will bear the name of Fanshawe in 2017, when the School of Information Technology moves into its new home. Tourism & Hospitality will move in the year following. Construction for the building will begin as early ... Read more

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Protest of Armed Forces booth at Western
LONDON — Foot traffic was impeded in the University Community Centre atrium on November 17 as members of the Western Solidarity Network staged a “die in,” blocking access to the Canadian Armed Forces recruitment table. At... Read more

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UWOFA and Western reach tentative contract agreement
LONDON — Unlike four years ago, the negotiations for Western’s new faculty contract didn’t go down to the dying minutes of a midnight strike deadline. The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and Western’s ad... Read more

Opinion

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ARTiculation: Solving problems... creatively
Last week, as I scrolled through my Facebook feed in bed – sorry Oprah, I know I’m not supposed to – I came across this: “Of the 3 million available jobs today, less than 20 per cent require a four-year degree. We’re... Read more

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A race for the right: Ontario PC leadership race kicks off
Five months after Tim Hudak’s failure to unseat Ontario’s Liberal Premiere Kathleen Wynne, the Ontario PC Party announced that a leadership election will be held next spring. The PC Party has struggled to gain support in provinci... Read more

Lifestyles

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G33K LYFE: Carving your own tale through Middle-earth
Recently, I completed the story mode of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, a game that ranks among the most pleasant surprises in the gaming industry this year, as Monolith Productions shook off its record of mediocrity, and proved that not all l... Read more

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Frugal fashionista: DIY holiday heels
It’s only November, and holiday parties are already being put on. For fashionistas everywhere, this can only mean one thing: holiday fashion. This is the one time of the year when you can dress as gaudy as you want, and no one can judge y... Read more

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Reel Life: Format wars II: The digital age
What do Christopher Nolan, Quentin Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson and Martin Scorsese have in common? If you’ve answered their insistence on using film, you’re probably aware of the ongoing fight to keep the medium of 35 mm filmsto... Read more

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College: Where your journey begins
Edwin Barahona is a student who works part time in the Office of the Ombuds. “We are all of us not merely liable to fear – we are also prone to be afraid of being afraid – the conquering of fear produces exhilaration&hel... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: The clean lines of the season
Fall and winter fashion calls for silhouettes, materials and colours that reflect and can take on the cooler temperatures. You may want to take this opportunity to play up your layers and explore mixing colour themes or even patterns together. ... Read more

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Just when you thought they couldn't possibly get Dumber
Twenty years ago, two incredibly stupid friends won their way into our hearts, showing kindness and earnestness with no motive or complicated scheming. Now, they are going on a road trip to manipulate some poor girl into donating a kidney, lyi... Read more

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What's your Fanshawe story? Monsieur Dangie - Music Industry Arts
I am not one of those artists who can stick to one thing only: I am always all over the place. Monsieur Dangie has one of the most unique sounds in the London music industry, mainly because his liberal approach on the art allows him to ope... Read more

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Bobbyisms: On music discovery with Autumn Hill
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. It’s no secret that the landscape of the music industry is ever-changing, though sometimes it can be easy to miss the little signs along the way. While it often takes y... Read more

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I want torrents, not tits!
NEW WESTMINSTER — Let’s all get honest here for a second and admit that as Canadians we probably download more music and movies than we pay for. We’re in an Internet age, and that comes with certain benefits for the frugal. U... Read more

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The stigma of working a 'McJob'
NEW WESTMINSTER — Writer Douglas Coupland popularized the term “McJob” in his ground breaking novel from the ‘90s, Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. He defined it as, “A lowpay, low-prestige, low-dign... Read more

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Gaming The System: Guacameele! helped me remember why I enjoy video games again
All you regular readers of my column probably know me as someone who’s always got gloom and doom predicted for the future of video games. I’ll definitely admit to being a downer, but it’s for a good reason. The industry of... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: Adaptation deviation: When movies strayed away and were better for it
The biggest complaint of any book fan is just how badly the movie seemed to screw it all up. Deviations, for the sake of squeezing in story within a run time or just because, almost never seem to go over well in the final cut. Sometimes, howev... Read more

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From under the counter: Captain Bringdown and the Buzzkillers- All Balls... No Cock
Judging a band by its album cover can sometimes be helpful in determining what the music may be like. I know you’re not really supposed to do that, but if it looks like it was created on Microsoft Paint and has any visual resemblance to ... Read more

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Take the Nickel out of circulation
Nickelback is the band that all your friends love to hate, and if the band is on your iPod, you probably aren’t bragging about it. These Canadian rockers take a lot of flack from the public but they don’t show any signs of slowi... Read more

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Give me some credit, please
Ah, the magical world of credit, where you have seemingly limitless amounts of money. That’s not quite the case. Credit is a huge building block for your future. Unfortunately, a lot of students are not properly educated on the topic and ... Read more

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Rosetta's Philae historic comet landing a little rocky
More space news this week: the European Space Agency (ESA) became first to successfully orbit a comet and land a probe on its surface. The ESA reported on November 12 the Philae Lander payload detached from the Rosetta Probe, reaching the surf... Read more

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1989 album is unexpectedly good
BURNABY — I’ll start by saying what a thousand think-pieces and reviews have spent bloated word counts tiptoeing around: Taylor Swift’s new album, 1989, is good. Like, really good. Not great, per se, but certainly much better ... Read more

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Come out to Fanshawe Rotaract's last meeting
Rotaract International is the world’s biggest community service club in the world, and Fanshawe College has its own chapter. First-year Police Foundations student Jim Ulusoy, VP Communications for Fanshawe Rotaract, explained just wh... Read more

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Interstellar: An epic study of evolutionary possibility
BURNABY — The theory of evolution proposes that all of mankind developed through natural selection from a single-celled organism to the species we exist as today over the passing of millions of years. Should this be true, there are impli... Read more

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How to meal: Cooking chicken in the slow cooker
NEW WESTMINSTER — In the land of “how to meal,” you could consider using a slow cooker as playing on cheat mode. It certainly is a great way to pile your main and your side into one easy, sloppy dish, best served over rice or ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Fear of the future is easier than remorse about the past. Count yourself lucky that you’re still in a position to heed the warning signs. Any mistakes at this time may be taken personally. Give yourself a... Read more

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Motoring: Finally, a Camaro worth driving
When Chevrolet introduced the fifth-generation Camaro back in 2009, it was a car I wanted to love, but just couldn’t. While I thought it looked great, and had a promising drivetrain, many things about it were far from perfect. The in... Read more

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Knight's season hinges on goaltending
Goalies are crazy. I mean this is the most complimentary of ways. Think about it. They stand in front of a frozen puck being shot at speeds of over 120 kilometres per hour. Sounds pretty crazy to me. Yet hockey teams rely on this one p... Read more

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What's eating Liverpool?
OK readers, this week I’m taking the international break to throw off the false shackles of non-bias and use the predicament of the club I support to talk about form. Last year was a dream for those of us who support Liverpool, the te... Read more

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Falcon Corner
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