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News

Community outbreak declared; nine and counting Western students test positive for Covid-19
As of Sept. 15, nine Western University students have tested positive for COVID-19 after the London Middlesex Health Unit (MLHU) declared a community outbreak on Sept. 13. Read more

Fanshawe's world now divided between virtual and in-person reality
The COVID-19 pandemic has split the Fanshawe community between the virtual and real-life world. Read more

London Police launch Project LEARN as students return to school
London Police Services launched Project LEARN (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise) on Sept. 6. Read more

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An Orientation Week that will look like no other
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) to turn their events virtual, or even a hybrid of some online or some in-person. Read more

Western's faculty union stands with national strike against police violence
Western's faculty union encouraged their members to participate in a strike to protest anti-Black police brutality alongside post-secondary institutions across Canada and the US. Read more

FSU adapts to COVID-19 restrictions
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is preparing to adapt several of its key resources as students return for an unconventional school year. Read more

Opinion

Body positivity is not what we need right now
It's a bit baffling, that in the midst of a racial awakening, global pandemic, and a nation literally on fire, that some of the rhetoric this summer still had to do with losing weight. Read more

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From the Editor
March 11 was the last time I wrote my letter from the editor for Interrobang. I'd been monitoring the news as I chipped away at work, as usual. But that day, the news cycle took an unprecedented turn. Read more

Hip-hop values: Avoid laziness like the plague
As this school year begins, take stock of all the opportunities that are presented to you. Do as well with them as you are able. Learn all you can, and acquire as many skills as possible while you have this fantastic opportunity. Read more

Opinion: Textbook publishers need to lower prices now more than ever
Large publishing companies have been exploiting students for years - and now, with coronavirus killing the student budget, is the time for them to stop. Read more

Lifestyles

Will Fanshawe students catch COVID-19 before catching a break?
Since the shutdown, we've been in a transitional period in which communication has not been the best on Fanshawe's part. This is something myself and other students have experienced. Read more

What the heck is left to do in the new normal
Businesses are opening up, and life is coming back into London as the community heads back to school and the workplace. Read more

Black Lives Matter today, but for how long?
Whether it's masks, t-shirts, posters, graffiti, I see London Ontario is finally listening more intently to those who have been trying to speak. Read more

How to make online learning work for you
Online learning this year presents different challenges than in-person classes did in the past. Read more

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Horoscopes
Opportunities will arise if you get in touch with someone you have collaborated with in the past. Old ideas will come to mind, and an updated twist will be ripe for review and reuse. Read more

Pros and cons of written versus digital notes
A new school year is beginning, and new beginnings call for new ways to study, or perhaps a simple refresher of what methods are available for you. Read more

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The new normal for people with disabilities
For people with disabilities and pre-existent mental health issues, the pandemic has caused a more stressful and challenging environment. Read more

Places of worship in London
Presented is a guide to places of worship that are local to Fanshawe's Oxford Street campus and Western's Main Campus, as well those that have limited alternatives in London. Please note this list is by no means exhaustive to all of London's places of worship. Read more

The DOs and DO NOTs of our new reality
Just when you think you've adjusted to the new reality of a global pandemic, you have to adjust all over again to going to college. It's challenging to create an entirely new set of habits in a short amount of time, and disorienting when you have to worry about school on top of everything else. Read more

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Fanshawe and Western campus maps
Download maps of Fanshawe and Western's campuses. Read more

A mini guide to financial aid
School is hard enough, but the true challenge of attending college or university lies in the thought of how you’re going to pay for it all. Read more

Affordable and delicious food in London
London is one of the best cities around when it comes to great food, yet fast food can detract from local businesses. This list will feature affordable, healthy options, as well as some unhealthy ones (but hey, who doesn't have a cheat day?). Read more

Off-campus housing: Tips for finding your home away from home
Student housing on campus can be quite expensive. A cheaper option is to look for housing located off of campus. Finding the perfect place can be a tedious process, so here are some tips and tricks that can help you make a decision you won't regret. Read more

Sports

The new world of sports amid a pandemic
With the COVID-19 pandemic that has been in effect in our lives, everything from the way you work, the way politics is run and even sports have changed. Read more

Fanshawe Athletics names first esports head coach
Fanshawe Athletics has announced Tyler Hetherington as the College's first esports head coach. Read more


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