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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 26th, 2007

News

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Helicopter parents are causing problems
A recent study done by the National Survey of Student Engagement, an Indiana based research agency, has shown that frequent parental intervention might be as good as it is bad. “There's been a lot of press in the US about over-involved par... Read more

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Salmonella strikes at Western
UWO was recently faced with a problem at one of their on-campus cafeterias when a Salmonella outbreak infected over 100 people, but before the tests come back positive, it's preventative measures that make the difference. Since the outbreak the ... Read more

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Planing Fanshawe's academic future
The focus is on technology as Fanshawe moves into the future Fanshawe's teachers and staff has been taking part in an annual review of the college's academic plan as of late. The series of forums, called Conversations with the Vice-Presid... Read more

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Citizenship ceremony held on campus
As part of Fanshawe's 40th anniversary celebrations 60 new Canadian citizens took the Oath of Citizenship. The 60 candidates, who hailed from 30 countries worldwide including England, Poland, South Korea and Palestine, among others, gathered in ... Read more

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Negotiating your workplace worth
Congratulations, you've just set up an interview for the job of your dreams. You've done your research on the employer, are confident on how to handle yourself in the interview, but how are you with negotiating a starting salary? Unfortunate... Read more

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Mature students succeed at Fanshawe College Each year, Fanshawe College enrolls a significant number of non-traditional students, often referred to as mature students. These students are people who may have taken a break after high school and worke... Read more

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Internet breaking education barriers
WOLFVILLE (CUP) — More Canadians than ever are going online to study, and universities and colleges are ready to capitalize on the emerging markets, according to a new report from Statistics Canada. The study on Internet usage, “Learning... Read more

Opinion

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Selling the sacred
Nothing is sacred anymore. We've poisoned everything in our quest for cheap commodities. We are raping the global south of their resources, and capitalizing on the misery and disparity that we create in this world, in order to live ever more glut... Read more

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Holiday advice from the big guy upstairs
If you need anymore holiday tips or questions about the FSU, just head upstairs in the Student Centre, SC2001 The holiday break is coming and that means time to relax. Did you take any time to think about how enjoyable this break can be? Thi... Read more

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Letter to the editor...
Getting your flu facts RE: “Is the flu shot really a good idea?” by Darius Mirshahi, November 19, 2007. I would like to respond to an opinion piece in the November 19, 2007 issue of the Interrobang regarding the flu shot. The articl... Read more

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Think again when passing the blunt to the left hand side
The metronome-like consistency of the Conservative Party is getting a little boring. The policies of Harper and the Cons go like this: Campaign on accountability in government and then appoint floor crossing ego monsters like David Emerson. Campaig... Read more

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Faith Meets Life: Distractions come before studying
Every year around this time, with exams around the corner, the pressure mounts to study zealously. Students are encouraged to crack open the textbooks and read notes as if there's no tomorrow. Instructors, apparently without any pangs of conscien... Read more

Lifestyles

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These ladies keep the laughs Canadian
Next time your parents break up a late night jam session, or tell you that you shouldn't be making light of a serious situation, you can now point out a couple people who are making those two things mainstream. Hayley Gratto and Chelsea Manders,... Read more

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So you want to be in a rock band?: Setting the record straight
Recently, while reading a copy of what I thought to be a credible and well-researched music magazine, I was greatly appalled when I stumbled across an article that inaccurately detailed the makings of a gold album, attributing this status to an indep... Read more

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Classic Pantera
When I'm asked about one of my favourite bands of all time, I usually put Pantera into that list. My sister bought my Vulgar Display of Power for my 14 or 15 birthday and from then out, I was a freakin' major Pantera fan. Hell, most of my yea... Read more

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It's not White Christmas, but Fred offers holiday charm
Fred Claus Ho, ho, ho. While Fred Claus is not one of the best Christmas movies of all time, it does possess a lot of Christmas spirit. Fred Claus (Vince Vaughn) is overjoyed when his new baby brother, Nicholas, is born. Fred makes him a promise ... Read more

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Open mic highlights MIA talent
On Monday, November 5 the Globe and Mail issued an article entitled “Sought-after programs,” a list of the most competitive and reputable college programs in Canada. Although the newspaper warned that the list is not comprehensive, it wa... Read more

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Jolie one monster of a mother in animated classic, Beowulf
Beowulf Amazing effects and an all-star cast mixed with a classic story makes Beowulf a winner. King Hrothgar (Anthony Hopkins) lives the high life, with a beautiful wife, loyal soldiers, treasure and the finest mead around. That is until a celeb... Read more

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Fashion Fashionista: Stuck with the same old look?
As a Fashion Publicist in the fast paced world of hair and beauty, I've learned that nothing ever stays the same, every cut, every colour, every hemline is constantly changing; and change is good! The one stop shop for all of your hair, skin, co... Read more

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Are you a bag lady?
Traditionally, men and women used purses to carry their perfume. Do the terms “hobo,” “tote,” “clutch” or “satchel” ring a bell? Almost every woman loves a stylish looking purse, and the choices on ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Funky Monkey a champ among chimps
Funky Monkey (2004) Over the past several decades that I have spent reviewing films for this publication, I have seen thousands of gems that I have declared “the greatest film of all-time.” Some have accused me of hyperbole. Some have ... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Sometimes what the real thing leaves behind is even better than the original. Think on a smaller scale to avoid scaring away the timid. Charm is still a useful skill among people who aren't all that cynical. Taurus... Read more

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Comics
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Pete's Links: Laugh your way through the stress
As you guys and girls are getting ready to head into those crazy end-of-the-semester tests, you need some laughs! Hopefully these will do the job. Scaring a Garbage Man Read more

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Cheesehead inspired food
These are a couple of recipes I picked up from my football fanatic father. These are great for a Sunday football game or for any kind of party you might be throwing or going to. Touchdown tortilla dip - 1 lb lean ground beef - 1 package taco seaso... Read more

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Bits and Bytes: Halo 3 a short but perfect game
Halo 3 for the Xbox 360 This has taken me a little longer to write than I would have liked for three reasons: I have a day job, I wanted to stretch out the campaign for as long as possible and I needed a lot of time with the multiplayer. Now that ... Read more

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Hollywood's creative underdogs take on the bigwigs
With changing technology, Hollywood needs to update royalties OTTAWA (CUP) -- The Writers Guild of America has gone on strike and the shit has hit the fan. Reruns are starting to take over primetime television. Hollywood is losing money, both in ... Read more

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I Am America is best read with your ears
Colbert proves audio books should be left to the comedians OTTAWA (CUP) -- I had the option of buying either the novel or audio book of Stephen Colbert's “I Am America (And So Can You!).” Although the novel would have been a hilari... Read more

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For the love of plastic breasts
Ryan Gosling takes the love of objects to the next level in Lars and the Real Girl WATERLOO (CUP) -- “Breaker High,” “The Mickey Mouse Club” and “Young Hercules.” London, Ontario native Ryan Gosling certainly di... Read more

Sports

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Lady Falcons basketball team off to unbeaten start
The Fanshawe Falcons women's basketball team is currently the school's best team still in action heading into the Christmas break. This says a lot about the team considering how strong the volleyball teams are this year. No one at the star... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Water key to the body
I love water. Without it, we wouldn't have wet t-shirt contests, super soaker fights, showers, water balloons, pool parties, pretty clouds, Kool-Aid and fire fighters. Oh, and we wouldn't have had the Wet Banana. Yet, its importance is often... Read more

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Olympians get performance incentives
For the first time in Canadian history, our Olympic athletes are going to get additional funds based on their overall performance. The Canadian Olympic Committee announced last week that Canadian medalists in the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics will ge... Read more

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Around the Ring: Jericho ignites Raw to Save Us
NOW THIS IS RAW! Ok...maybe I'm a little excited but I thought that this week's Raw was the perfect way to come off of a decent Survivor Series PPV. Yes, I know there were some dull moments like the Diva's match (Maria is still getting a ... Read more

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Motoring: Di-D unavailable gem
This week I will tell you about two great Mitsubishi's, but only one of which you can buy in Canada. I am talking about Mitsubishi Colt Di-D and the Eclipse Spyder. I'll tell you about the Colt first. This pocket sized diesel powered hatchb... Read more

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