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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 14th, 2005

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Former Premier Bob Rae officially a Fanshawe graduate
The future of education was on everyone's mind at the 2005 Fanshawe Graduation ceremony last Friday when former Ontario Premier Bob Rae was awarded the second ever Honorary Bachelor of Applied Studies from the college Board of Governors. “... Read this article

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Survey says Canadians are connected
An overwhelming majority of Canadians are not only connected to the Internet, they are spending an average of 13.5 hours a week online emailing, reading and finding information. According to a new study conducted by the Canadian Internet Project (CI... Read this article

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Canada celebrates second International Education Week to showcase contributions
TORONTO - Ministers of education across Canada are pleased to support International Education Week (IEW), which will take place from November 14-18. The purpose of IEW is to raise awareness in participating countries of the benefits of international ... Read this article

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Career Corner: Preparing for an interview
Finding the right job is a win-win strategy for both you and the employer. Preparation for the interview is critical as it is your first, and possibly only, opportunity to make a good impression. Follow these steps to ensure you are prepared for th... Read this article

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Exec Corner: Get involved and have fun at Fanshawe!
So the semester is winding down but it's never too late to get involved, especially if you're returning in January. Getting involved at Fanshawe will not only make your time here more enjoyable but it will make it more worthwhile. I speak f... Read this article

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F.A.T.S. Knows!
Help! My Campus Card is broken! There are lots of reasons why your card might not perform as you'd like. Here are some of the most common. If this doesn't answer your questions, come see us in the Office of the Registrar, E1012. It won&... Read this article

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Shiver me timbers! Pirates attack cruise ship
Passengers and crewmembers sailing off the northeastern African coast were forced to hit the poop deck and batten down the hatches when pirates opened fire on a Seabourn Cruise Line ship. Two boatloads of pirates attempted to hijack the vessel on No... Read this article

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Anti-semitic flyers fuel rage at U of T
TORONTO (CUP) — University of Toronto's Jewish community is reeling after Toronto police confiscated hundreds of anti-Semitic flyers found on Ryerson, York, and all three University of Toronto campuses last week. The pamphlets, bearing the... Read this article

Opinion

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Are you eFraid of eBay?
My name is Ruth, and I'm terrified of eBay. I have a list of things I want to buy; a digital camera; a snowboard; the entire DVD collection of Directors Cut Quentin Tarentino flicks. I've searched stores in three different cities, but regard... Read this article

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Care enough to write your MP
In the news today; Fiddy Cent is makin' a movie yo that…gasp, glorifies gun violence, the White Sox won the World Series, and Harry Potter is battling evil once again in $500 trillion special effects extravaganza. Oh, and in less important news,... Read this article

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Faith Meets Life: an Ongoing Tale - Problems when people think like gods
“That sounds very interesting. I can see that those stories of the creation, when they were written, would have been politically dangerous because they cut away the right of ancient Egyptian rulers to oppress people. But how are these creatio... Read this article

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Letter of the Week: Bored at school? Join the club!
Dear editor; Just wondering why Fanshawe has hardly any social clubs? If you look on WESTERN'S website, they have a wide variety of clubs for their students to join. How are students expected to meet people outside of their program at this coll... Read this article

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Welcome to iPod nation
REGINA (CUP) -- I recently lent my car to a friend, and upon its return he recommended that I have the odd and somewhat worrying noise emitting from under the hood checked out by a mechanic. Noise? I hadn't noticed any noises. He was quite adama... Read this article

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“Rediculous attack” or clever hyperbole?
Dear editor; Two weeks ago in an editorial piece in the Interrobang, Leigh Cooney seemed perturbed at the apparent “ridiculous attack” by a pro-life advertisement that was in the paper the week before. The advertisement featured the imag... Read this article

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Abortion debate continues
Dear Madame Editor, I was recently on Fanshawe Online for the first time in a couple of months. (You don't check it a lot when you are on sick leave) Imagine my surprise when I received a scathing e-mail from an “L. Cooney” addressi... Read this article

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Fanshawe Fashionista: The new generation of fashion role models
We get our sense of style and flare from the people we looked up to growing up; our mothers, sisters, friends and the famous icons we would see on TV would all contribute to our growing fashion sense. A lot of who we are today was shaped by these in... Read this article

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Earth is so last week; lets move to Mars
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. (CUP) -- In a recent issue of Discover magazine, it was revealed that the European Space Program is making major strides in their aims to land on Mars. Recent updates suggest they may even beat NASA to the punch. I must say tha... Read this article

Lifestyles

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MuchMusic scouts for local talent at Fanshawe
On stage with his clothes resting in a pile beside him, Scott Wilson auditioned to be the next MuchMusic VJ in just his little tighty-whities, exposing himself for all of Fanshawe to see. “I'm not asking you guys to help me win, I can do t... Read this article

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Album Review: An old label with a new idea
To celebrate their 25 years in the music industry, Roadrunner Records decided to do something different; take major stars from bands that have been on their label and put them in different “groups” to write and perform original tracks. ... Read this article

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Campus artists showcased in award-winners display
Taking on the role of an artist as a career in today's modern setting can be a daunting task. In a sea of many striving artisans, you need to display drive, skills, creativity and knowledge of your craft to set yourself apart in the field. Fortun... Read this article

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The truth behind Rock, Paper, Scissors
1.What is Rock, Paper Scissors? Rock, Paper, Scissors is the world's most popular decision-making method. 2. How do you play Rock Paper Scissors? If you are unaware of this process, do not even consider trying to win $150 by entering Fanshaw... Read this article

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Frightenstein and friends are back!
I've touched on this show almost every year since I've been writing for the Interrobang because I want to keep the memory of the show alive. I've always promoted www.frightenstein.co... Read this article

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Bad first impressions - Don't judge a writer by one crappy book
MONTREAL (CUP) -- I recently discovered that Ernest Hemingway is one of my favourite writers. I had been unsure; I liked Garden of Eden, but I hated Old Man and the Sea. I read A Farewell to Arms to break the tie. The beauty of his words and the way ... Read this article

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Long-forgotten characters alive on the Net
Hey there, peoples! I'm back with more crazy stuff from the Net. I'm actually going to list some sites that have to do with Star Wars this week. With all the hoopla around the Episode 3 DVD coming soon, I see no reason why these links should... Read this article

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Vacuity: hard to say, easy to listen to; even easier to look at
A car wash attendant, a photo-lab technician and two record store clerks walked into a bar…. No, this is not a joke and the hard working foursome did not walk into the bar for a drink. They came to rock. What started as four best friends in grade sc... Read this article

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Keeping private blogs private will ward off lovers quarrels
Dear Ms. Guidance, I have been with my boy for a few months now and things are going pretty well, but recently something happened that I think will probably be the end of things. The other day I was venting about something he had done on my online ... Read this article

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Chef's Corner: Hey, this tastes just like...
So by now OSAP is dwindling, but you still want to go out for dinner. Instead, why not bring the restaurant to your kitchen? These recipes are the closest thing to the real thing! Neiman Marcus Cookies 2 1/2 c blended oatmeal** 1/2 t salt 2 c butt... Read this article

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Movie Review: Cronenberg continues his history of violence
How far would you go to protect your family? Would you be able to kill? This is the question director David Cronenberg asks in his latest film, a History of Violence. Although it follows a rather unrealistic plot, Cronenberg fans will appreciate tha... Read this article

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DVD Review: Final (?) Star Wars is “one hell of a ride!”
I'm kind of sad because this is the last Star Wars movie ever to be released (or at least that's what we're lead to believe.) I grew up watching these and was actually lucky enough as a kid to be able to have experienced Return of the Jed... Read this article

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Sometimes people use one another -- but it's not as cold-blooded as it sounds. Seek out an advantage that would have been less obvious in a more polite world. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Request or accept something tha... Read this article

Sports

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Falcons flying high after 3-0 victory
The Fanshawe Falcons women's volleyball team continue to be undefeated after a 3-0 victory over the Niagara College Knights. After seeing Niagara play during a tournament at Humber College, head coach Lloyd Rumble utilized footage from the game ... Read this article

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Sports Seconds: HIV not worth the risk on the football field
Despite the extremely slim chances of being affected with HIV during a football contest, it is not worth the risk. This controversial topic took centre stage in the Canadian Football League (CFL), when Saskatchewan Roughriders linebacker Trevis Smit... Read this article

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Two teams on the road to OCAA
National championships are within reach for a pair of Fanshawe teams. The Fanshawe Falcons women's soccer team is set to compete in the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA) national tournament being held at Langara College in British Co... Read this article

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Fanshawe intramural playoffs
Co-ed Touch Football Playoffs Balls Deep defeated the Kingpins and the Flying Potatoes beat the Donkey Punchers, both in shutout games. The Fighting Potatoes got cooked by Balls Deep, who move onto the finals. The Bangers annihilated This Year'... Read this article

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Say hello to my lil' friend!
It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Nah, actually, this past weekend was the shit! Why, you ask? Let's just say the road to Ottawa was a huge success. Last week, I decided to use my column as an opportunity to congratulate my... Read this article

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Seys is turning heads as freshman
One star is shining the brightest on the undefeated Falcons women's volleyball team. First year player Katie Seys is leading the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) West division with 15.67 points per game, and is a vital reason why the... Read this article

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Men's volleyball team happy at the top
So far, so good for the Fanshawe Falcons men's volleyball team. After defeating the Redeemer Royals 3-2 (25-15, 25-22, 23-25, 32-34, 15-10) the Falcons went on to win in impressive fashion at a tournament held at Humber College, and they continu... Read this article

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2006 Eclipse GT leaves the competition in the dark
It was about 10:00 on a Tuesday morning, and I was at the Mitsubishi head office picking up the new Eclipse. I had been looking forward to driving this car for long time; I had been following its progress since the concept car showed itself at the 2... Read this article

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Terrible smackdown show proves fight spoilers are a good thing
Wrestling this week was a little slow coming off the heels of the Taboo Tuesday PPV and starting the Survivor Series hype. The big story here is the whole RAW vs. Smackdown elimination match to crown the most dominant roster and WWE show. I don't... Read this article

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