Dear readers,

Welcome to the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) Elections edition of Interrobang. The turning over of the FSU team marks a new beginning for all of us at Fanshawe, and I know many of us are looking forward to what the year ahead will bring. Congratulations to all of the winners!

Student politics represent a microcosm of the world around us. Every vote shows your commitment to democracy, that simple yet fragile idea that the voice of the majority is worth something.

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As we watch, with sadness, from the comfort of our free (though still flawed) nation, the very idea of democracy being challenged on the world stage, we look to our own community for stories. In this issue, for example, Ukrainian freelance reporter, Svitlana Stryhun treads through the tumultuous history of her home country, painting a picture of her people’s resilience and bravery. Kate Otterbein also explores how the war in Ukraine is affecting international students here at Fanshawe College, while Amy Simon takes us through how the London community has responded to the current situation.

I hope you find this issue eye-opening, whether you’re curious about global politics, or politics that are a little closer to home.

Sincerely,

Hannah Theodore

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