Interrobang issue for Monday, September 26th, 2005
Words are worth a thousand bucks: the rising cost of textbooks
While students stumble down the halls trying to balance the hefty weight of plastic bookstore bags filled with glossy texts, their eyes glaze over with thoughts of sheer terror and disbelief that they just dropped close to a grand on books. Accordin... Read more
Ryerson students use film to get kids to give a damn about slums in Kenya
TORONTO (CUP)—Why should we care about Kenya? In association with AIESEC Ryerson, an international student-run leadership organization, Ryerson graduate Ahmed Arshi and fellow Ryerson graduate Alex Punzalan travelled to Kenya to collect images... Read more
Fanshawe automotive program driving education on a global scale
A new international partnership between Fanshawe and a Korean automotive college brings a global perspective to campus and more skilled tradespeople to London. Ajou Motor College, which specializes in tool, die and mould making for the automobile in... Read more
Career Corner: Employers want to know: who are you really?
The best career choices are based on an honest appraisal of who you really are. This includes what you do well, the things you want from life and how you can best match all this to the current and future needs of an employer. Before an employer cal... Read more
Degrassi High: Helping Canadians through puberty for a quarter century
Wake up in the mornin', gotta get up early, gotta face a day at school… As a confused adolescent growing up in the cultural vacuum that was the late 80's and early 90's, many kids struggled to find their identities, make friends, fight p... Read more
Handbook ads shows abortion is not the only choice
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Faith Meets Life: An Ongoing Tale - God is sort of like a raincoat...
“I've been thinking about what we talked about last week,” Tamara said as she sat down with her lunch. “About prayer and Hurricane Katrina, and I guess I can see what you're getting at. Not all prayers are answered with a ye... Read more
When did the word “feminist” become such a dirty label?
When one first mentions the word feminist, one word (or many versions of this word) automatically jumps into their head — lesbian. Dyke. Carpet Muncher. (You know the rest; I need not entertain you anymore!) I have nothing against lesbians &mda... Read more
Rolling back prices - on designer threads?
While flipping through the 600-plus pages of the September 2005 issue of Vogue magazine, featuring the lovely Sarah Jessica Parker on the cover, I came across something rather odd and perhaps groundbreaking for what I thought to be an exclusively hig... Read more
New Age Gentleman: Students need to learn some manners and have some respect for each other
Hello dear readers, I have been rather busy as of late, so please excuse me for the late article. First of all, I would like to welcome all the new students to Fanshawe College, and I hope you all have a very productive year. That said, I wish the... Read more
A successful summer for local rock band Anti-hero
Not too many bands can say they produced their own full length CD on their own label, shot a music video and performed at one of the most popular summer punk tours. Local rock band Anti-hero has a pretty impressive resume, but what's more remark... Read more
Balancing bartending and school: the financial benefits
MONTREAL (CUP) — It's Saturday night, and you and your friends are ready to party hard as you head toward your bar or club of choice. You walk in, hang up your coat, and belly up to the bar. As soon as you enter, you can hear the glees of ... Read more
Album Review: The real agony is in the quality of LOA album
And now, the continuing story of a music lover reviewing CDs that were purchased during the summer months… Life of Agony — Broken Valley I have loved almost anything this band has ever done. If you want to experience a new band that has a w... Read more
Canadian rap heroes coming to the Shack, but not to sing
Every once and a while a musician will stand up when it counts and use the power of fame to help make things right. Enter k-os and K'naan; two artists that use their music and their beats to spread more intellectual, more meaningful stories &mda... Read more
Melodies filtered softly through the pot smoke and raised beer mugs
What do you get when you mix 16,000 college aged hippies, just as many pre-rolled joints and more than a couple sloppy drunks? Surprisingly, you get an extremely laid-back and intimate Jack Johnson concert.
On Campus: Students enjoying a night around campus
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Slangdoll returns home and brings new metal tracks to the Shack
If you are into cuddly stuffed animals, calm and relaxing summer days or even the sweet rhythms of Babyface, the band Slangdoll is definitely not for you. “Our music tends to be on the heavier side of the tracks,” said Slangdoll drummer ... Read more
DVD Review: Superhero/lawyer hybrid a smash hit on DVD
With the success of Adult Swim's DVD releases like the top notch Aqua Teen Hunger Force and Space Ghost, we get that hilarious and inept lawyer/former 60's cartoon hero Harvey Birdman and all his antics on DVD. For those unfamiliar with the ... Read more
If your friends don't dance then they're no friends of mine
My girlfriend and I don't share the same musical tastes. For those of you in the same situation you'll undoubtedly know what kind of trouble this can cause. Car rides are a battle, and seeing as she is the owner of the car she usually wins. ... Read more
Concert Review: B.B.'s birthday bash a blast
B.B. "Blues Boy" King celebrated his 80th birthday on stage at the Molson Amphetheatre, proving once again that he is still king of the blues. Opening for his highness was Kenny Wayne Shepherd, protege of the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Sheppard (armed ... Read more
New team is best chance for luck on the links
The best golf team in years hopes to bring Fanshawe home some hardware. The Fanshawe Falcons golf team is primed for another season, and looking forward to their goal of reaching, and medalling in, the provincial and national tournaments. With eight... Read more
Men's soccer team searches for sideline leadership during first games of season
Splitting the first two games is not what the Fanshawe Falcon men's soccer team had envisioned to start the season. On Saturday September 17th the men's soccer team hosted the St. Clair Saints in their first regular season game. In a helter ... Read more
Latest PPV wrestling matches play out just as predicted
Alrighty! Another PPV has come and gone so let's look to see if I was close with my predictions! Trish Stratus and Ashley vs. Victoria and Torrie Wilson This was a short match with very little action. I knew this would be a small warm up match... Read more
Canada's game is back with new rules and new players
The Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers by a final score of 8-6. I'm not publishing the final score of a heated EA Sports 2006 contest between my roommate and myself, but this was the final tally at the John Labatt Centre (JLC) on ... Read more
Fun and Fitness: Broken bones don't have to mean fractured workout schedules
This past weekend marked the third annual “Play Off” road hockey tournament, held in the heart of Downtown London — picture the Gus Macker basketball tournament and replace it with hockey sticks — and anyone interested in road... Read more