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Interrobang articles by Emma Fairgrieve

Equipment to get a good workout from home
Working out is a wonderful stress reliever that also has great effects on your physical health. However, not everyone has time and or the money for a gym membership.  Read this article

Five apps for weight loss
These weight loss and fitness apps are a safe, practical solution to avoiding gyms during lockdown. Read this article

Profs cite academic integrity, time zones as reasons to use Proctortrack
Many Western students and professors have shared concerns about online privacy amid online learning, especially as a recent hack calls Proctortrack's security into question. Read this article

Affordable and delicious food in London
London is one of the best cities around when it comes to great food, yet fast food can detract from local businesses. This list will feature affordable, healthy options, as well as some unhealthy ones (but hey, who doesn't have a cheat day?). Read this article

7 fictional feminist icons
Some people think that young girls didn't have role models other than Disney princesses. However, there are plenty of strong fictional female characters who are not only feminist icons but also great role models for girls of all ages. Read this article

'Extra'' date night ideas in London
Every once in a while it's fun to go above and beyond for date. Here a few ideas for extra-level dates in London. Read this article

Cheap date nights in London
Dating on a budget can be hard, especially when on a student budget. Luckily London has many cheap date options available. Read this article

Types of drag you may not know of
With Canada's Drag Race coming to CraveTV, there is ample opportunity to see the range of what Canada's drag scene has to offer. Read this article

When is Pride marketing opportunistic?
A common question that has gained traction over that past couple years is, can Pride marketing be problematic? Read this article

Impact of social media and employment
Social media presence has never been as impactful as it is today. When filling out job applications, often employers search through your social media to learn more about you. Read this article

Workout supplements that can help build muscle
There are many ways to lose weight and build muscle. One of the most well-known options is supplements. Before taking any supplements, be sure to do your own research on the product and to speak with your doctor. Read this article

Five must see iconic Christmas movies
Here are just a few movies that are iconic and a tradition for some to see at this time of year. Read this article

Five inexpensive holiday gifts for your boyfriend/girlfriend
With the holidays around the corner comes the stress of finding a gift for that special someone in your life (while on a student budget). Read this article

Budgeting 101: How to budget on your own
Knowing how to budget is an important skill that will follow you for the rest of your life. Read this article

Three dark tales of the Forest City
London, Ont. has a surprisingly darker history than you may initially think. Read this article

3 DIY projects to reduce plastic waste
Canada is set to ban all single-use plastics by 2021. Many items like plastic bags, straws and packaging pile up in our landfills, streets and even bodies of water. Read this article

How physical activity can improve your mental health
We've been told from a very young age that being physically active is an important habit to get into. It's no secret that living an active lifestyle is good for your overall health. Read this article

Five reasons to visit an actual sex toy store
It's no secret that sex toys are known for spicing up the bedroom. When you're looking to experiment and not sure where to look, many of us turn to online retailers Read this article

Red flags of Tinder: When to swipe left
Tinder is one of the biggest dating apps on the market and there are countless stories of finding love or a good hook up. But while plenty of people have gotten lucky through the app, many others have had horror story experiences. Read this article

Consent 101 with Fanshawe's Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor
Interrobang sat down with Leah Marshall, Fanshawe's Sexual Violence Prevention Advisor, to discuss consent and paint a clearer picture on how to have consensual sex and prevent sexual violence. Read this article

Hidden gems of London
There are countless hidden gems throughout London, from amazing restaurants to scenic trails that make you forget you're in the city. Read this article

Sustainable boutiques in London
Sustainability is on a lot of people's minds, especially when we see the effects fast fashion has on our planet. A way to shop more sustainably includes thrifting/purchasing second-hand clothing. Read this article

Rapid HIV testing now available on main campus
Free rapid HIV testing will be available at the Wellness Fair on Sept. 26 in Forwell Hall. As of October., testing will be available the first Tuesday of the month at the Wellness Centre. Read this article

Fanshawe alumna competing at WorldSkills in Russia
Fanshawe College auto body graduate Maggie Friesen is representing Canada in Kazan, Russia during the 2019 WorldSkills competition. Read this article

Controversial pro-life film completes one-week run
A controversial anti-abortion film has completed its one-week run in 14 Cineplex theatres across the country, including London's Silvercity location. Read this article

Fanshawe signs new collaboration with institute from Peru
Fanshawe College, along with Instituto del Sur (ISUR) of Arequipa, Peru, have made an agreement that will enable students and faculty to move between both institutions. Read this article

Justin Trudeau speaks at 25th annual Sunfest opening ceremony
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made an appearance at the opening ceremony for the 25th annual TD Sunfest along with other local MPs, MPPs, and London mayor Ed Holder.  Read this article

Travelling on a student budget
A huge obstacle for travelling is budget. But why spend extra money if you don't need to? Seeing the country or even the world doesn’t have to break the bank. Read this article

Local burger joint titled second best in country
Burger Burger, a local family-owned restaurant located on Richmond Row, was named the second best burger joint in all of Canada by the popular blog and media company, Big 7 Travel. Read this article

London first city in Canada to offer menstrual equity
Earlier in the spring, London passed a motion making it the first city in all of Canada to offer free feminine hygiene products in all city-owned, publicly accessible buildings. Read this article

National Road Safety week leads to almost 300 charges laid
London Police joined police services across Ontario in National Road Safety Week (May 14 to May 20). Read this article

Cancer survivor runs ninth year for cure
Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. For ONERUN founder Theresa Carriere, it was herself and the many people she met along the way of her survivor journey. Read this article

What to wear for Easter
Easter is a time to bring out colours and try a new piece, to look your best during whatever activity you'll be doing on this holiday. Read this article

Best coffee and tea shops in London
If you're looking for a great spot to grab some coffee or tea and study or relax, look no further than these shops in local shops. Read this article

Five products you need in your makeup bag this spring
A few products and tools you need in your makeup bag this spring. Read this article

Five tips to get through the home stretch of the school year
The semester is soon coming to an end, but the last month always feels like it's either dragging on or going by too fast. Either way, stress is high and it can be difficult to keep going and finish the year off strong. Read this article

How to transition your current wardrobe from school to work mode
Transitioning from school mode to the workforce is stressful as is. A factor that may not hit you right away is that you can't show up to most jobs with sweatpants, a hoodie and your hair in a messy bun. Read this article

Four handbags every girl needs
A bag can really elevate any outfit. The key is to know the different types of handbags/purses and their best uses. Read this article

Period poverty: What Londoners are doing to help women in need
A group of local women have come together to help sew reusable feminine hygiene kits for women in developing countries who miss out on school due to a lack of hygiene products. Read this article

Reclaiming Our Time Conference creates platform for unheard voices
Fanshawe's Reclaiming Our Time Conference is giving marginalized students an opportunity to reclaim their time and use their voice to discuss issues that they have faced at Fanshawe or in the London community. Read this article

Four best burger joints in London
Burger joints have evolved to the point of any combination of toppings, meats, or even beyond meat burgers are possible to find locally. Chains like A&W, McDonald's and Wendy's are excluded from this list. Read this article

Where to get comics and other geeky items
London offers so many different types of stores for every type geek. From the comic book geeks to music geeks, London has so much to offer. Here is a short list of stores that you might want to check out to fulfill your inner geek. Read this article

How to survive Comic Con and other conventions
As exciting as conventions maybe, there are some things you should keep in mind while attending one. Read this article

The top four best drugstore face moisturizers
Without a doubt this time of year, we are all desperately looking for the best (and cheapest) moisturizer. Read this article

Psychic fair returns to Fanshawe campuses
The second of the semi-annual Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) psychic fair is coming back to Fanshawe. Read this article

The HERstory of drag
There is no question that drag is fascinating to many whether for the fashion, comedy, or any other reason. But what is the history, or as Ru Paul calls it, the Her story of drag? Read this article

Happy Chinese New Year: The Year of the Pig
Chinese New Year is celebrated across China and around the world. The Chinese calendar (Lunar calendar) follows the Chinese zodiac and each year represents one of the 12 zodiac symbols. This year (2019) is the Year of the Pig. Read this article

FSU holds annual Valentine's Day drag show
Got plans this Valentine's Day? If not, the FSU has a night planned for dancing performances, comedy and all around night of fun. Read this article

Online shops for date night outfits
Whether it's just a simple movie date or going to Moxie's for a nice dinner, here are some websites to checkout when looking for the perfect date night outfit. Read this article

Songs to add to your romantic playlist
Music can set the tone of any mood and can intensify both positive and negative emotions. Love songs especially have this effect. Read this article

Princess Program: Making teenage dreams come true
Prom is one of the most memorable nights in many of our lives. Whether it was for the best or the worst. Read this article

5 tips for writing your resume and cover letter
The resume and cover letter is any potential employer's first impression of you. Here are some tips to help you improve your application and get you one step closer to landing that interview. Read this article

Female fitness YouTubers you should be watching
Losing weight and getting in shape is a tough journey and may make you feel like you're the only one out there. Read this article

The debate about women's-only gyms
It's around that time of year again where people are frantically joining gyms to keep up with their New Year's resolutions. Read this article

How dance can improve self-confidence
The art form of dance has so much to offer, with a variety of styles that can change you physically and even mentally. Read this article

Best athletic clothing brands
Most athletic wear is versatile for almost any physical activity. However, if you have a specific activity in mind, try to include clothing designed for that activity. Read this article

Equipment to get a good workout from home
Working out is a wonderful stress reliever that also has great effects on your physical health. However, not everyone has time and or the money for a gym membership. Read this article

Five apps for weight loss
There is an app for everything and weight loss and fitness is no exception. Having some of the tools you'll need to achieve your fitness goals in your pocket will help keep you on track. Read this article

Weird Christmas traditions around the world
Almost everyone is familiar with Santa Claus. The jolly old fat bearded man, who leaves good children presents and bad children coal on Christmas Eve by climbing down your chimney. Read this article

Five Christmas gifts for your gym rat
The perfect holiday gift is both practical and personal. If you're looking for gift ideas for someone who basically lives at the gym, we have a few suggestions that just might take their fitness goals to the next level. Read this article

Five must see iconic Christmas movies
There are countless Christmas movies that have been made. Here are just a few movies that are iconic and a tradition for some to see at this time of year. Read this article

Fanshawe ranks high with Key Performance Indicators survey
Fanshawe students and staff will be happy to hear the results from this year's Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey. Read this article

Fanshawe's broadcast journalism program reveals two new academic awards
Fanshawe's radio station 106.9 The X recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of being on air with students and alumni. Read this article

A how to: Styling scarves
A scarf can be a staple for any fall and winter outfit and is also a bonus to looking good and adding character to a look. Read this article

Review: London Comic Con
London Comic Con presented by at the Western Fair District's Metroland Media Argiplex took place on Oct. 26 to 28. Read this article

A brief history of Ouija boards
It's difficult to pinpoint when exactly Ouija boards came into existence. They have been a source of controversy, regardless of whether or not they work. Read this article

Haunted places in London
With Halloween right around the corner, now is a good time to learn about the number of haunted spots in and around London. Read this article

New Reforest London program to get elementary school students involved
Reforest London is known in the community for trying to turn London back into the Forest City. Read this article

How start living with Zero Waste
Zero waste is a minimalist lifestyle of having as little waste as possible. Living zero waste won’t be an over night transformation. You can however, start making small steps to work your way all the way down to zero. Read this article

Six ecofriendly alternatives for everyday objects
Canadians produce a shocking amount waste in year. According to a study in 2009 Canada produced 1712.99 pounds of garbage per citizen. You could produce 4.6 pounds of waste a day when roughly 1.5 pounds of that waste is compostable or recyclable. Read this article

Six ways to be more ecofriendly as a student
Almost everyone knows the importance of being green. However, it can be hard to actively ecofriendly while you'’re busy with school. Read this article

What you should know about animal shelters versus online breeders
Pets are a wonderful addition to many families. Finding the perfect new addition to the family can be hard for some, but easy for others. Read this article

Six wellness apps to add to your devices
Wellness is a part of life that people may think they don't have time for. However, there is an app for everything including wellness. Read this article

Five makeup trends for fall 2018
As the seasons change so do the trends. New York Fashion week was just upon us and we saw the models hit the catwalk with both trendy and avant-garde makeup looks. Read this article

How social media isn't all bad for your mental health
Social media has had a huge impact on people's lives. From starting careers to creating friendships, social media does a lot of good. Read this article

Tampon Tuesday: Ten years of an ongoing issue
On the second Tuesday of every month, Jack Astor's on Fanshawe Park Road West hosts a networking event where admission is a donation of feminine hygiene products. Read this article

What you should know about revenge porn
Many people's worst nightmare is their intimate photos and videos being made public online. Read this article

Fanshawe campus radio turns 40
On Oct. 31, 106.9 The X, the Fanshawe College student run radio station located in M building, turns 40. Read this article

Five apps to help make friends in a new city
Just like how there are apps for dating, there are many apps made to help you meet others in which you have stuff in common with. These apps are all free to download and are available for both Android and iPhone (with the exception of one). Read this article

Five cheap date ideas
As the fall weather finally starts to roll in, this offers up more activities for you and your boo to do over the still warm days of the year. There are so many dates that break the bank, but they don't need to. Read this article

London breakdown: your guide around the Forest City
From shopping malls to local restaurants, London has a lot to offer. All this being said, London can be confusing for those who aren't familiar with it just yet. Read this article

Living on your own 101
Living on your own and not with your family can be a huge learning curve for many. Now that your Mom and Dad aren't around to cook and clean up after you, you need to do it yourself. Read this article

Key pieces for a fall wardrobe
Dressing for fall can be tricky, but with some key pieces on hand, it should be easy to feel stylish and comfy for this new season. Read this article

A fun FSU Glow Run & Paint Party
On Sept. 13, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will be hosting its third annual charity Glow Run. Read this article

Fanshawe raises Pride flag to kickoff London Pride
July 19 marked the first day of London's pride celebrations and in recognition of that, Fanshawe kicked things off with raising the Pride flag outside of F building. Read this article

2018 Ontario Election
Thursday, June 7 is provincial Election day and with only few days to go, the Interrobang compiled some basic information about the four major parties running, as well as a list of the candidates running for those four parties in and around London. Read this article

London's Fringe Festival is back again for its 19th year
London will be hosting its annual Fringe Festival for its 19th year starting on May 29 to June 9. Read this article

Five apps to help make friends in a new city
Moving to a new city brings on plenty of stress and anxiety. Leaving what you are familiar with isn't easy and for many, neither is making friends. Read this article

Five cheap Summer date ideas
As the nice weather finally starts to roll in, this offers up more activities for you and your boo to do over the summer. Read this article

What you need in your makeup bag this summer
With the change of seasons and the weather gets warm your makeup bag should change some of the products it contains. Read this article

Fanshawe students win at Skills Ontario Competition
For the eight year in a row, Fanshawe students won big at Canada's largest skilled trade and technology competition in early May. Read this article

Five tips to help you survive finals
Finals are almost here. There is no doubt that this is a very stressful time for many, however, the best way to reduce your stress is to prepare yourself as much as you can for your finals. Read this article

Three things to do in London during spring
Spring break and reading week has just wrapped up for (most) schools. London has so much to offer to all different types of people. From indoor to outdoor activities the possibilities are endless. Read this article

Inexpensive Valentines gifts that your lover will adore
Valentine's Day is right around the corner. But what if you don't have a gift for your significant other and or are on a budget? No worries. Here are seven easy and inexpensive gift ideas for Valentine's Day. Read this article

Fanshawe hosts a two day women based self defence course
Over the weekend of Jan. 27 and Jan. 28, Fanshawe will be running a Wen-Do Women's Self Defence course. Read this article

Twenty-five Fanshawe staff win Dream Lottery grand prize
A group of 25 current and former Fanshawe staff won the Fall Dream Lottery grand prize. The current and former Fanshawe staff members were the first group to win the grand prize of either the choice of one of two $1.4 million homes or a cash prize of $1 million. Read this article

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