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International Institute of Business Analytics to host free virtual events for students
Throughout the month of Aug., the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) will be hosting a series of events for free that focus on helping students build their network and learn about industry trends. Read this article

Fanshawe students use Matterport to view inside the Holy Roller
Fanshawe's School of Contemporary Media students, Taylor Meloche and Emma Wilson have set up Fanshawe's Matterport camera to view the interior of the Holy Roller tank. Read this article

London celebrates Maggie Mac Neil's gold medal win
On July 25 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Margaret (Maggie) Mac Neil of London, Ont. secured Canada's first gold medal, winning the 100m butterfly swim. The 21-year-old fell in seventh place moments before setting a Canadian record, finishing at 55.59 seconds. Read this article

Fanshawe CME winner documents the 2020 Beirut explosion
On July 21, the 2021 Canadian Media Educators (CME) National Student Awards announced their winners and second-place honorable mentions. Nineteen students on behalf of Fanshawe's School of Contemporary Media accepted five wins and six honorable mentions. Read this article

Local theatre company to stream Canadian play Patchface online
Local London theatre company, Allswell Productions is teaming up with Canadian playwright Camille Intson to stream a stage production of Inston's play Patchface.  Read this article

University of Western Faculty Association urges mandatory vaccines on campus
On Tuesday, The University of Western Faculty Association (UWOFA) released a statement calling on Western University to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all students and staff on campus. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a martial arts superhero film. The whole plot of the movie is that the turtles are on a quest to save Master Splinter with their new friends April and Casey. They are working together to save Master Splinter from The Shredder and his gang. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 16/07/2021
It's that time again! Celebrate the weekend with another roundup of our favourite TikToks of the week. Read this article

Police and Pride
his year, organizers of Pride London Festival have welcomed the London Police back to participate for the first time since their withdrawal in 2017. Read this article

2021 Emmy nominations: A first time for everything
The Emmys are right around the corner and the nominations are coming in hot. Read this article

It's now easier than ever to get vaccinated in London
As of July 14, you no longer need an appointment to get a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: John Wick
John Wick is a film starring Keanu Reeves. The plot follows John Wick, who is searching for the two men who broke into his house, stole his vintage car and murdered his puppy, which was a gift given to him by his recently deceased wife. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 09/07/2021
We're back, back, back again with even more hilarious TikToks to get you through your Friday. Read this article

Addressing climate change with Prof. Gordon McBean
Climatologist and Western University professor, Gordon McBean has, for years, studied matters concerning the rise in the frequency of heat waves due to the acceleration of greenhouse gas emissions. Read this article

Fanshawe College student wins CICan award
Fanshawe student Matt Parr was recognized as one of this year's winners in the eighth annual Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Student Art Showcase. Read this article

CTS Fanshawe launches free virtual programming for seniors
Fanshawe's Corporate Training Solutions (CTS) has released a free online program to support seniors with their technology skills. Read this article

Local resources available for Indigenous peoples
Today, Canada is continuing to learn more and more disturbing news regarding residential schools. Much unfortunate information is being confirmed, from school graves to the horrific abuse of Indigenous children during their time at these institutions. Read this article

Why I am choosing not to celebrate Canada Day This Year
Trigger warning: This piece discusses the topic of residential schools. If you are a survivor or have been affected by residential schools, please reach out to the 24 hour support line at 1-866-925-4419. Read this article

Online Indigenous advocates you should be following
When it comes to the voices of the Indigenous communities all over Ontario (but specifically in London) there has been no shying away from the fight for what is right in the community. Read this article

Keeping a legacy alive: new scholarship opportunity aims to support digital creativity
A new scholarship opportunity is now available for students studying digital art and digital marketing. Read this article

The Focus Interview Series aims to inspire
Fanshawe's Journalism-Broadcast program coordinator, Jim Van Horne is hosting a new inspirational interview series called The Focus. The Focus showcases experiences by Fanshawe alumni, current students, and staff, on their successes and life lessons. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 25/06/2021
We're back with another round-up of our favourite TikToks of the week. We hope these bring a smile to your face as you head into the weekend. Read this article

London to host 2024 Ontario Summer Games
On Tuesday June 22, the Ontario government announced the City of London will host the 2024 Ontario Summer Games. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: The Wizard of Oz
There are many reasons why the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz has grown into an LGBTQ2S+ mainstay over the years. Read this article

Positive Space celebrates Pride with free doughnuts
On June 15, Fanshawe's Positive Space program hosted a free doughnut event as a part of the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) pride festivities. Chick Boss Cakes visited Oasis to offer free doughnuts to Fanshawe students. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain depicts the story of two cowboys named Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the year 1963. The two men were hired by Joe Aguirre to tend sheep on some pastures on Brokeback Mountain. Read this article

Considering racism in London by a Pakistani Muslim
Pakistani Muslim reporter, Aisha Javaid, shares her thoughts on discrimination in London, Ont. following the tragic loss of a Muslim family last week. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 11/06/2021
It's the end of the week which means it's time for another weekly TikTok roundup. Here are a few of our favourite TikToks from the week, all of which have brought some smiles to our faces. Read this article

The origin of residential schools and their impact today
On May 27, a mass grave of 215 children was discovered at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. Read this article

Hit me with your best shot
On June 3, Fanshawe College announced that all students living in residence must provide verification of being partially or completely vaccinated against COVID-19. Read this article

A list of people who have spoken out against the anti-Muslim killings in London
On June 6, four members of a London, Ont. family were struck and killed by a vehicle as a result of an act of Islamophobia. The attack left a nine-year-old boy hospitalized with serious injuries. Read this article

How the FSU plans to prioritize mental health
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) promises to implement activities with greater emphasis on mental health, diversity, and student leadership in the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year. Read this article

"A state of shock and fear:" president of Fanshawe Muslim Students' Assocation
The London Muslim community is reeling after a hate-motivated hit-and-run left four family members dead, and one nine-year-old boy seriously injured. Read this article

Here's what you'll be able to do in Ontario starting Friday
The Ontario government announced Monday that it would be moving into Step One of its reopening plan ahead of schedule. As of June 11 at 12:01 a.m., a number of outdoor activities will be allowed to resume. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: Guys and Dolls
This week I am sharing my thoughts on the1955 movie musical, Guys and Dolls. Guys and Dolls is about a group of gamblers in Manhattan. Read this article

JUNOS promise big night for Fanshawe alumni
The biggest night in Canadian music is set to air this Sunday, and Fanshawe College will be well represented. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the Week - 04/06/2021
It's the end of the week which means another weekly TikTok roundup. Here are a few of our favourite TikToks from the week. All these have brought some smiles to our faces. Read this article

Think about the pasta-bilities
TikTok has demonstrated variability in its content, which may range from relationship advice to cleaning hacks to recipes. Read this article

Fanshawe mandates COVID-19 vaccinations for students in residence
Fanshawe College announced Thursday that students who plan to live in residence in the fall will need to provide proof that they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read this article

Top LGBTQ2S+ shows on Netflix right now
Representation of the LGBTQ2S+ community in TV has never been better than it is in 2021. Read this article

A guide to mindfulness
When it comes to our day-to-day lives, we sometimes forget to take time for ourselves and take care of our mental health. Read this article

Fanshawe students donate vegetables to low-income families
Second year Fanshawe College students of the horticulture technician program have grown and donated vegetables to the London Food Bank. Read this article

Grand Theatre announces reopening
When the first lockdown was announced sixteen months ago, businesses here in London had to quickly adapt to new methods of working. For the Grand Theatre, they took the time to invest in renovations to gear up for their grand re-opening in October 2021. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
Growing up the Star Wars franchise never really interested me, but seeing as it is an iconic franchise, I figured I'd put it on my summer watchlist. Read this article

Fanshawe lowers all flags to half-mast in memory of Kamloops residential school victims
On Thursday May 27, preliminary findings from a survey of the grounds at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site. Read this article

Fanshawe College celebrates opening of new oral health clinic
On Thursday May 27, Fanshawe College celebrated the opening of a new oral health clinic. The clinic will not only be a learning lab for students, but an affordable dental care option for members of the community. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 28/05/2021
It's the end of the week which means it's time for another weekly TikTok round-up. Here are a few of our favourite TikToks that got us through the week. Read this article

Western University will require vaccines for students in residence
Students who want to live in a residence at Western University and its affiliate colleges will be required to have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Read this article

Fanshawe grads move their music business to West Grey County
baselineMUSIC, a music management and marketing company run by Fanshawe grads Cortney Harkin and Sean Russell, is on the move to West Grey County. Read this article

Olivia Rodrigo, SOUR
On Friday, Olivia Rodrigo dropped her debut album, SOUR. This album perfectly describes the phases of heartbreak. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: Say Anything
This week, I decided to watch the 1989 romantic classic Say Anything, starring John Cusack and Ione Skye. Read this article

Health Unit issues a heat alert for London and surrounding area
The heat is descending on Middlesex County, with potentially record-breaking temperatures setting in on Tuesday. Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 21/05/2021
It's the end of the week which means it's time for another TikTok round-up. Here are a few of our favourite TikToks that got us through the week. Read this article

Ontario unveils a ‘Roadmap to Reopen’
Golf, tennis, and other outdoor activities will be the first things to resume as early as this weekend. Read this article

Women of Excellence Awards honours Fanshawe's own Michele Beaudoin
On May 19, the YMCA held their Women of Excellence ceremony and recognized Fanshawe's vice-president of student services, Michele Beaudoin. Read this article

Discover London's best trails
With the nicer weather approaching, that means people will want to get outside more and enjoy the weather. There are a few hiking trails in London that allow you to get outside and enjoy nature at a safe social distance. Read this article

High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, the review
Growing up, I was a child obsessed with the High School Musical (HSM) franchise. Everything I owned had to be HSM related. When I heard there was a series dropping on Disney+ that was going to be based on the franchise, I was a little nervous because I was already a huge fan of the movies. Read this article

London Police investigate two stabbings near Western University
One person is dead while another is in recovery following two separate stabbings in north London over the weekend. Read this article

ONERUN 100km Virtual Journey hits the ground running
Over 10 years since ONERUN founder and Fanshawe women's basketball assistant coach, Theresa Carriere was diagnosed with breast cancer, her organization has raised millions of dollars in support of families affected by cancer, and reached over 10 million people worldwide. Read this article

Summer Watchlist: My Neighbor Totoro
Over the summer, I have made it a goal for myself to watch 100 films that I have not seen before. Each week I will be writing my honest thoughts on some of the movies I have watched over the course of the next few months. Read this article

Vaccine eligibility opens to all Ontario adults ahead of schedule
Starting at 8 a.m. on May 18, anyone over 18-years-old in Ontario will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine. Read this article

Ontario extends stay-at-home order
Premier Doug Ford announced Thursday that Ontario's stay-at-home order will continue until at least June 2. Read this article

Focussing on fun: new FSU Execs plan for the year ahead
A new team of executives has taken over the Fanshawe Union Student (FSU). Read this article

Our favourite TikToks of the week - 14/05/2021
Everyday might be starting to jumble together but TikTok remains fresh when it comes to viral videos and laughs. Here are some of our favourite TikToks from the week. Read this article

TD Sunfest goes virtual for the second year in a row
TD Sunfest, London's annual culture and music festival is going virtual once again. Read this article

Will camps be affected this summer?
As a kid, some of my favourite memories were from summer camps. With some confusion regarding the Ontario shutdown, parents are still uncertain if they will be able to send their children to summer camps this summer. Read this article

National Nursing Week: an ode to student nurses
National Nursing Week is an annual celebration that takes place from the Monday to the Sunday of the same week as Florence Nightingale's birthday on May 12. Read this article

Discover the London Public Library's free online streaming service
Are you a movie junkie? Do you feel like you've already watched everything on Netflix? The London Public Library has the answer. Read this article

Things to keep you virtually connected with friends
This lockdown has been tough. Here are some ways to stay connected, even when you're apart. Read this article

Interrobang wins second best in province for second year in a row
Interrobang has won second for general excellence at the Better Newspapers Competition of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association for the second year. Read this article

Fanshawe College mourns international student
Fanshawe College is mourning the loss of a young international student killed in a crash in north London on Jan. 6. Read this article

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