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Over 7200 students sending over 35,000 emails every weekday on FanshaweOnline
FanshaweOnline, the online student portal that provides access to email, course material, online quizzes and study resources, has significantly stepped up its services, and as a result more students and faculty are utilizing the resource. On a typic... Read more

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F.A.T.S Knows!
Changes in Policies Which May Affect Your Life at Fanshawe — Part 2 of 3 This is the second of three articles on new or amended policies that affect students at Fanshawe College.Read more

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Career Corner: Survey highlights important resume and cover letter info
Job seekers need every advantage to compete in today's employment market.  Often critical to a candidate's success is their resume and cover letter.  To determine if the advice given to students and graduates is as current as possible a resum... Read more

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Fewer middle-class students in Ontario pursuing Medicine, Law: StatsCan blames financial aid
TORONTO (CUP) -- Enrolment of Ontario students from middle-class families dropped significantly in the province's Medicine and Law programs between 1995 and 2002, a recent Statistics Canada study has found. During that time period, deregulated tuiti... Read more

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Tenant Talk: How much can my rent go up this year?
It seems every year student rents go up significantly. There are however strict rules landlords must follow to be in compliance with the law. Rents can be increased, but only by a small amount, to reflect the growing costs to the landlord. A landl... Read more

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The most expensive, but most useful berries around are coming to Fanshawe
The BlackBerry, a personal computer, cell phone and organizer all rolled into one trendy piece of technology, is no longer reserved for high powered business people with stocks to check and hectic schedules to coordinate.

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Alcohol Awareness Facts
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Alcohol poisoning
When you drink too much alcohol too fast, it's like pouring poison into your body. Alcohol depresses the central nervous system. When you drink a lot really fast, your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) rises to the point of depressing the areas ... Read more

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Be smart, not sloppy with the sauce
Movies like Animal House and Old School portray college life as a booze infested frenzy of keg parties, bar hopping and sexual escapades, but in reality disrespecting the power of alcohol can have detrimental effects on your health, academic performa... Read more

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How alcohol affects driving
Driving a car safely means getting a complicated piece of machinery from point A to point B, without crashing. The driving task taps almost all our basic skills - perception, attention, judgement, decision-making, physical reactions and our ability ... Read more

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A Top 10 Fact Sheet on Alcohol
1. Alcohol is the most socially accepted addictive substance and is a contributing factor in over 75 per cent of all date rapes. 2. Alcohol dehydrates you: it does not quench thirst, it makes thirst worst. Alcohol is also extremely high in empty cal... Read more

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Time to BAC off
The term “Blood Alcohol Concentration” or BAC refers to the amount of alcohol in a person's blood. BAC can be determined by measuring the weight of alcohol in a fixed volume of blood. In Canada, BAC is usually expressed in the numbe... Read more

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Having a party?
You are responsible for the safety and behaviour of your guests: When they are in your home or on your property At other functions you organize — weddings, street parties, bush parties until they are sober. Nine great tips to reduce your ris... Read more

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Alcohol Awareness Quiz
There is more to alcohol awareness than simple repetition of the same lectures on drinking and driving and over-consuming. How much do you know? Take our quiz and find out. TRUE OR FALSE 1. Alcohol is a mood-altering stimulant. 2. Drinking coffe... Read more

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Mocktails
Not all party drinks have to be alcoholic. If you're the DD for the night, or just don't want to drink, there are still lots of fun, non-alcoholic drinks to enjoy! Rainbow Cooler In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add 2 oz. each orange... Read more

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The affect of alcohol on you
Alcohol is a mood altering depressant drug. The reason that alcohol can cause such extensive damage to the body is because it can go everywhere. There is no body cell resistant to alcohol. The first stop is the stomach, where without food, alcohol is... Read more

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Who will represent your SAC?
It's your money; now you have the power to decide who spends it. Student Administrative Council (SAC) elections are being held next week, October 4 and 5, so have your say. Your vote decides who will represent your academic division as the major... Read more

Opinion

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Living the good life, the healthy way
Every time you pass through a bathroom, wash your hands. Trust me, you cannot imagine what creepy-crawlies are lurking on your hands. When washing, a quick rinse doesn't cut it. Sing “Happy Birthday” TWICE and then they should be clea... Read more

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Fanshawe Fashionista: Fall trendy doesn't mean big spendy
As students, you know that sometimes a decent meal will consist of mac n' cheese, a Fruit Roll-up and some OJ. But even in times like these, when you're waiting patiently for the bank loan to be approved or OSAP to kick in, you still want to... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: An Ongoing Tale - Growing up is hard to do
“I once heard a philosophy student at Western put it this way.” Mitch, the former college chaplain explains to Tamara. “To think that there is a god giving us directions never allows us to grow up. We humans have to create our ow... Read more

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New Age Gentleman: Faulting your friends
Hello dear readers, the new age gentleman would like to talk about getting the edge, taking advantage, and gaining leverage.  All three sound the same but they are quite different — especially when it concerns friendships and relationships. It... Read more

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Canada is the best part of North America
Does everyone remember that great commercial for (GASP) Molson Canadian beer? The one with Joe, our proud Canadian. I now love this commercial for more reasons that you can imagine. Please take note that I call “President George W. Bush either... Read more

Lifestyles

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Ms. Guidance: Your problems solved! Finally, some real life advice...
Do you need advice about love, life, school, etiquette, grammar, or even where to get the best milkshake in town? Allow me to introduce myself. I am a cleverly anonymous Fanshawe student who has chosen to reach the masses via a write-in advice column... Read more

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All-robot band captures its audiences with catchy tunes and a great back story
Over the summer I experienced one of the most interesting live performances that I've ever been subjected to; Captured! By Robots. Captured! By Robots is an all robot band that is led by the horribly mutated (onstage only) human, J-BOT. The sto... Read more

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Thanksgiving break-up a college tradition
It's almost that special time of the year when freshmen return to their hometowns to visit their families and gobble down their first home cooked meal in a month and a half. With their refined college lifestyle and new mature social lives, there... Read more

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Ashton and Demi's marriage proves older women can keep up with younger men
One man's trash is another man's treasure. To be more specific, Bruce Willis's trash is Ashton Kutcher's treasure. The Punk'd prince and his sugar momma, Demi Moore, reportedly wed in a traditional Kabballah ceremony on September... Read more

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The urban jungle: shopping for fall jeans at Masonville Mall
One of the best things about fall is the phoenix-like rising of my fall clothes. There's nothing better than pulling on my favourite cords, my most comfortable hoodie, or my worn-to-perfection jeans.

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Chef's Corner: Minestrone Soup for the Soul
The forecast is finally starting to behave like fall is here, and nothing says fall like soup. I love soup, so I thought I would share some great recipes that fill you up and keep you going. And thanks to cafeteria microwaves, they all make a great, ... Read more

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Big Norm Show: poised to take over late night TV talk shows
TORONTO (CUP) -- Imagine a former Ryerson student producing his version of the Late Show with David Letterman—except younger, more eclectic, and all Toronto. That's the vibe the mostly twenty-something audience felt last week at the El Mocambo ... Read more

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Laura Penny's first book is full of crap
SACKVILLE, N.B. (CUP) -- Claptrap. Poppycock. Merde. Bullshit. This is the subject of Laura Penny's first book, “Your Call is Important to Us: The truth about bullshit”. Through chapters on public relations, corporations, governments... Read more

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Comics
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FSU Thanksgiving Extravaganza
The FSU is doling out frozen turkeys to some lucky and hungry students at the Thanksgiving Extravaganza held in Forwell Hall this Wednesday, October 5 from 12-12:45pm. But if you want to win the traditional Thanksgiving goodies, you're going hav... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Everything has its consequences. Instead of doing nothing at all, act with stellar responsibility. A friendly face and a charming voice open more doors than all of the scowls and demands in the world. Taurus (April 20 ... Read more

Sports

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Women's volleyball team ready to strike
Expectations reach as high as the net for Falcons volleyball. The Fanshawe women's volleyball team will look to utilize their mix of young and experienced talent to produce a winning program. Head coach Lloyd Rumble feels this year's squad i... Read more

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Men's volleyball team looking for OCAA championship
Falcons are ready to kick-off another season on the volleyball courts; a strong bench, and experienced coaching staff will be the keys for the men's volleyball team this upcoming season. “Our goal is to win OCAAs,” said head coach Dav... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Believe it or not, some girls WANT to gain
Recently, I ran into a scenario that is quite the rare occasion; it involves a girl who actually wants to gain weight. Wow, who would have thought it, a girl who actually wants to gain weight? Weighing around a buck might have something to do with it... Read more

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Sports Seconds: A different kind of sponsorship scandal
Sport sponsorship: Great business tool or manipulative practice towards fans? Nike here. Budweiser there. Sponsorship is literally everywhere in the world of sports. An evident trend in professional and amateur sports alike, sponsorship is becoming ... Read more

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Sports Briefs: Female runners wanted; men's soccer team struggles
Women's soccer improve to 3-0 Sarah Nishikawa and Melissa Elie scored for the Falcons who edged out the Mohawk Mountaineers on September 27th by a score of 2-0. Elie, whose 4 goals lead the league, is sparking the Falcons who sit in 1st place i... Read more

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A smooth ride for a good price
If you are in the market for a small, affordable sport utility vehicle, you might want to check out the new Kia Sportage. The sportage used to be a very small and buzz-like, but it has grown up and gotten a lot quieter. Unlike the previous model, th... Read more

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Friends and fluids make a workout fun
OTTAWA (CUP) -- Flat abs and enourmous pecks are physical attributes that often fall to the wayside as students enter the fall season. The oft-coveted summer beach body comes in second to midterms, readings, and term papers. But whether you are new ... Read more

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