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Interrobang issue for Monday, August 27th, 2012

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New site opens the door to information for new students
What do I need to know before I start college? How do I figure out my finances? How will Fanshawe be different from high school? The months leading up to a students first year at college are full of questions, and the sheer amount of informati... Read more

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Got a question about FOL? Ambassadors are here to help
Fanshawe's getting the red-carpet treatment this year as FanshaweOnline Ambassadors are helping students navigate the electronic learning management system. From September 4 to September 14, FOL Ambassadors will host two sessions each day ... Read more

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Safety in a new city
Living in a new city and on your own for the first time can bring new adventures and new opportunity, but it's also very easy to become vulnerable and put yourself at risk. Moving out of Mom and Dad's house comes with a lot of responsi... Read more

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Fleming facts: Rumour vs reality
There's no doubt in my mind that even if you are coming to Fanshawe for the first time, you have heard of the Fleming Drive riot. It was a St. Patrick's Day to be remembered, and not for the better. With hundreds of drunk teenagers, mo... Read more

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Study, have fun and L.E.A.R.N.
As new and returning students head to Western and Fanshawe to begin the school year, London police will maintain high visibility and strict law enforcement on and off campuses. London Police Services' twice-annual Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquo... Read more

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Keep this school year fun and fine-free
Maybe it's your first time leaving home and coming to college. I'm sure Mom and Dad told you they love you and will miss you dearly, but they may have also left with you some cutthroat advice: “Don't do anything stupid,”... Read more

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The Student Code of Conduct and how it can affect you off-campus
The Student Code of Conduct is a set of guidelines that outline acceptable behaviour for students attending Fanshawe College. The initial purpose of the Code was to promote an environment in which students can pursue their field of study to th... Read more

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The new nuisance bylaw at a glance
With the school year often comes plenty of parties at student houses throughout the city, and the London police will be enforcing a new nuisance bylaw come late August/early September. Here's a quick breakdown of what you need to know to m... Read more

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A school within our college
It's the beginning of the school year and there are a ton of brandnew students on campus, eager to get started with classes and kickstart their education. One group of these new students is earning more than college credits — they'... Read more

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Support for LGBT2S students
The first few weeks at Fanshawe are focused on making students feel welcome to campus and ensuring everybody feels like a part of the Fanshawe community. LGBT2S — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and two-spirited — students may ... Read more

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Fanshawe scores big in international survey
Fanshawe's reputation continues to precede it, as a recent survey proved its inimitable popularity among international students. According to the 2011 i-graduate International Student Barometer, Fanshawe College led the way when it came to... Read more

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An investment into international professionals futures
Fanshawe College is continuing its long-standing reputation as a hub for international students as it takes part in a government-funded bridge program. The federal and provincial governments' investment into the endeavour in Ontario totals... Read more

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Fanshawe REACHes Clinton
Fanshawe conquered yet another piece of untapped land by officially opening up a new College site in Clinton, Ontario. Where in the world is Clinton, Ontario, you ask? (I certainly did.) Clinton is located in the county of Huron, about an hour... Read more

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Fanshawe students design and build Habitat for Humanity home
On July 26, Kerry Ronson and her son, Brendon, were handed the keys to their new, wheel chair accessible home on Edmonton Street in London. Fanshawe College students and faculty in the Architectural Technology and Carpenter Apprenticeship pro... Read more

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MTCU announces innovation strategy
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities recently published a discussion paper called “Strengthening Ontario's Centres of Creativity, Innovation and Knowledge.” The purpose of the paper is to examine the most effectiv... Read more

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First Nations Studies diploma a first for Fanshawe
This fall, Fanshawe College will be launching a new program that came from humble beginnings. The General Arts and Science program under the School of Language and Liberal Studies has started a First Nations Studies Major one-year certificate ... Read more

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Walk with Gretzky on September 8
Walter Gretzky is known as being ‘the Great One' Wayne Gretzky's father, but what you may not know is that Walter is one of over 100,000 people living with Parkinson's Disease in Canada. Parkinson Society Canada will be holdi... Read more

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New accessibility options for testing
Counselling and Accessibility Services at Fanshawe College is tapping into the online world to make life much easier for a group of students. Fanshawe is home to over 2,000 students with permanent, documented disabilities, and these students ... Read more

Opinion

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FSU President looks forward to a great year
When I approached the idea of moving away and going to school, I wanted to make sure that the choice I made was going to better my life moving forward. This is no easy task, because choosing a life path in your early 20s can be next to impossibl... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: Pussy Riot, the Church and the real Jesus
A small number of Fanshawe students have helped put the college on the map. Many will remember last March's St. Patrick's Day riot when, according to reports, not only was a CTV news van overturned and set afire, but 17 police vehicles ... Read more

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What turns you on, Fanshawe?
Whether you're wild and adventurous or vanilla and lovin' it, we want to know what goes on in your bedroom, on your living room couch, in public (?) and, most of all, in your head. It's time for the Interrobang's second annual S... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: Shame on you, CBC
Dear Editor: One year ago, Canada switched over to digital television broadcasting from analogue transmissions in order to free up room on the airwaves for expanding cell phone and emergency communications. Digital signals take up less bandwidt... Read more

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Letter to the Editor: People don't shape stereotypes, stereotypes shape people
Dear Editor: Public transit, back-seat. Rosa Parks would disagree, but sitting at the back of the bus carries its own sense of adventure. A young student belonging to an ethnic minority group walks onto the bus, dropping his coins into the mach... Read more

Lifestyles

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Get ready to rock, Fanshawe!
You're all expecting to deal with Orientation activities, classroom introductions and those first few assignments of the school year during Frosh Week. But you've also got to make some time for fun, so let loose and enjoy some great mu... Read more

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FSU seeks Falcon bands to serenade Forwell
If you're part of a hip-hop duo, a punk trio, a barbershop quartet or if you do it all in a one-man band, there are so many opportunities to rock out on campus. With events like New Music Night and the brand-new Fanshawe Live, this school ... Read more

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Look beyond the bar for fun times
Coming up on my fifth year of living in London, I'd have to say I've experienced quite a bit of the Forest City. I'll admit that during my first year in the new city I was pretty confined to Richmond Row, my residence and the Masonv... Read more

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Choose your own advice!
The trouble with starting fresh in an advice column is that nobody has written you any letters yet, and there's nothing in your inbox. Instead, I'm going to answer all the email from next week this week. This should cover a lot of bases... Read more

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The Long View: Club seeks mature students
As a mature student, I want to extend a warm and sympathetic welcome to other mature students who are just beginning — or may be in the midst of finishing — their exciting journey. You've embarked on a wonderful adventure! Last... Read more

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Don't be a dummy, budget your money
Between student loans, savings from your part-time job and, if you're lucky, some monetary contribution from your parents, you might have a few thousand dollars in your bank account right now. Managing your income from the beginning of the... Read more

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Bobbyisms: No politics... just rock and roll
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. It's no secret that the music industry is a frenetic landscape, built on a lot of hard work, imagination and daring, however, like an iceberg, the bulk of the action and ... Read more

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The Real World: Social networking beyond witty Facebook statuses
Writing this column for The Interrobang is truly a sign that my 33-year career in professional communications has come full circle. I am, after all, a former Fanshawe College student (Broadcast Journalism 1983), and former editor of this newsp... Read more

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Your guide to Fanshawe
Taking your first steps into college and finally starting the life of a post-secondary student inflicts an interesting mix of emotions that include excitement, nervousness and possible nausea. (Okay, the last one may be a bit of a stretch, but you ge... Read more

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What's going on, London
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To work or not to work, that is the question
If you're like the average student, you probably don't have a lot of money. Your parents probably chip in here and there with a few bucks to help pay for stuff, but for the most part your time spent here at Fanshawe is funded by student... Read more

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Comics
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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Use your full range of powers. Intelligence and charisma open doors whose very existence is unknown to lesser mortals. Desk jockeys are ready to find their inner athletes on an open playing field. Taurus (Apr... Read more

Sports

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My journey to the NHL Entry Draft
This past summer, I had the luxury of attending the 2012 NHL Entry Draft in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The event took place at the CONSOL Energy Center where the Penguins play, and the experience was definitely worth the five-hour drive into Y... Read more

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Motoring: Testing out some souped-up coupes
Entry-level sporty coupes are very important for manufacturers because they attract younger buyers. The manufacturer hopes that this will get the customer hooked onto their products, which will result in more sales down the road. The most popu... Read more

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A changing of the guard
Whenever a new coach is introduced to a sports team, the identity may change but the mantra of winning stays the same. Falcon sports are looking at a few fresh faces that hope to bring their experience to keep the winning ways of Fanshawe athl... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Have fun and get fit at Fanshawe
Welcome back, returning Fanshawe students, and a big warm welcome to all of you who are coming here for the first time. Summer holidays are long gone and hopefully all of you got to take advantage of the incredibly warm and rainless summer we ... Read more

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Unleash your inner athlete
If you're a sports buff like myself, then you'll fully understand me when I say that merely watching games only goes so far. As fun as it is to cheer on your favourite club on TV and chirp your friends' team loyalties, nothing brin... Read more

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After four decades, Lindsay bids adieu to athletics
Fanshawe Athletics is bidding farewell to a 41-year veteran — not from the court, field or from behind the bench, but from the office. Long-standing Athletics manager Mike Lindsay officially retired in late August, and he will leave a le... Read more

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