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Interrobang issue for Friday, February 19th, 2021

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News

Speaker Leroy Hibbert gives talk on understanding Black history
February is Black History Month, when people from Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. honour and learn about the historical events of Black history and reflect on how it all led to where Black people are today. Read this article

Fanshawe Doula students offer free virtual sessions
Students of Fanshawe's Doula Studies program are reaching out to the community to offer free online sessions for parents and parents-to-be. Read this article

Off the Radar: What's going on in the world
The plurality of points of view is fundamental to understanding what's happening around us. Read this article

Graduate students' society joins call for chancellor Linda Hasenfratz's resignation
The Society of Graduate Students published an open letter calling for the immediate resignation of Western's chancellor Linda Hasenfratz after her vacation abroad over the winter break. Read this article
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Western's Indigenized astronomy course uses science as a gateway to Indigenous culture
Western is home to one of Canada's only Indigenized astronomy courses, balancing traditional Indigenous and Eurocentric approaches to science. Read this article
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Opinion

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From the Editor
Welcome to Interrobang's 2021 Diversity & Inclusion issue. This is where our writers meditate on how everyone can make society more inclusive to its marginalized groups. Read this article

Opinion: Love always wins
Hip-hop, country, pop, electronic, rock, opera, classical and other genres of music have a very frequent theme, love - love in its many forms. Read this article

The Rent Divide: Is London the new Toronto?
Never did I think I would live long enough in London Ontario to complain about how expensive the city has gotten, but here we are in 2021 with the lowest vacancy rate in almost a decade. Read this article

Culture

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Horoscopes
Think about what you want to convey before sharing your feelings. Choose your words wisely, and offer peace and love, not division and chaos. Read this article

Getting to know local Indigenous artists
Holly Pichette and Kelly Greene: two incredible artists whose work is rooted in their experiences as Indigenous women working hard to share their craft throughout Canada. Read this article

Why we need more diversity for women in politics
In the last few years, we're starting to see, especially in the United States, more women are getting into politics. Read this article

Income inequality and working from home
Working from home comes with a myriad of privileges by eliminating spending on commuting, giving workers more freedom to take breaks and make meals, and making it possible to wear sweatpants for every shift. But not everyone has been afforded these privileges. Read this article

How the Canadian healthcare system is prioritizing for the vaccine rollout
After being in a pandemic for over a year, the seriousness of this virus has become evident and a daily worry in everyone's lives. However, those who are more susceptible to the virus and live in vulnerable communities are most at risk for the consequences of COVID-19. Read this article

Oh Canada! Our (new) home & native land!
The fight for the full integration of immigrants in Canadian society can be pessimistically described as an eternal struggle. Read this article

Students with eating disorders face additional struggles in COVID-19
In a world of mounting social isolation and constant media consumption, people are face-to-face with their bodies more now than ever before. Read this article
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How do we develop emotional intelligence?
Emotional intelligence is a skill we must develop with practice and time. Read this article

'Hold on to your feelings of universal love': Sunday Ajak talks social justice through speech
Bridging the gap between the classroom and the outside world seems more like a dream than reality for many students - but for Sunday Ajak, it's a second nature. Read this article
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Why Dr. Strangelove is once again the movie of our times
Peter Sellers played multiple roles in Stanley Kubrick's classic satire, including that of the titular character. Read this article

Leisure

Why Tom Brady is the greatest athlete of this generation
Heading into this Super Bowl, Tom Brady had already won six, which was the most of any player to ever play in the National Football League (NFL). Read this article

Beyond the blonde: Playoff hair, beards and superstitions in sport
Playoff hairstyles give a strong boost to team spirit, even if they aren't a proven good luck charm. Read this article
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