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Interrobang issue for Monday, October 15th, 2012

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Students burdened by tuition
With Ontario having the highest tuition fees in Canada, it's no wonder that students are stressed by the burden of financing their education. A new report from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives confirmed that Ontario is the least aff... Read more

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Talks explore living well in London, Ontario
Ignite Health is coming to London on October 25 at Covent Garden Market. It's an interesting take on encouraging good lifestyle choices as well as informing the public on the various ways to make them. The evening will begin with an icebreaki... Read more

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Supporting first generation students
Students who are the first generation of their family to attend post-secondary education (that is, their parents didn't attend college or university) may face unique challenges in attending school, such as anxiety about not knowing what to exp... Read more

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Event raises money to support local art
Palettes of Progress is a great opportunity for all art lovers and people who like to support local artists, non-profits, businesses and the community. Artfusion is hosting a fundraising gala on October 19. The evening will be filled with incr... Read more

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David Suzuki is coming to town
World-renowned environmental activist David Suzuki is coming to Western University's Alumni Hall on October 18. He will be speaking with Jeff Rubin, former chief economist with CIBC World Markets, to present their latest environmental initiat... Read more

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Local women bra up for a great cause
It's the annual event that brings hundreds of women to the London Convention Centre, wearing their bras outside of their shirts! The eighth annual Braz for the Cause Gala invites women from the community to the Fling 'Em for Breast Cancer Gala... Read more

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PEI campus hit by pro-life chalkings
CHARLOTTETOWN (CUP) — Students arriving on the UPEI campus on October 9 were bombarded with pro-life messages left in chalk by Students For Life, a student group opposed to abortion. The group used chalk to scrawl pro-life messages on pa... Read more

Opinion

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An open letter to the upcoming season
HAMILTON (CUP) — Dear Cold Season, I sit in my 8:30 a.m. lecture, still fighting to keep my eyelids open despite the mountain of caffeine pumping into my brain. Nothing punctures the soft hum of my professor's voice as it drifts across - ... Read more

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Taking responsibility for your own lack of job options
EDMONTON (CUP) — University: a scary and exciting word for anyone exploring the possibility of a higher education. For most of us, that has been the goal after 13 years of school. But what if it's not all it is cracked up to be? In today'... Read more

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Law Talk: Surviving home renovations under the Consumer Protection Act
Home renovation projects can be long and costly. While consumers are protected by numerous provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, 2002 (CPA), contractors are largely unregulated, allowing unscrupulous contractors to take advantage of consume... Read more

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Notes From Day Seven: The end of religion
A number of philosophers, scientists and social critics have gone on record as dismissing all religions. A good portion of them are British. For example, during the past century, British academic Bertrand Russell became famous for saying, among ... Read more

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Council's decisive smoking-ban decision: "Kinda"
Smoking bans in public buildings and restaurants became federal legislation in 2011, but London's city council is supporting a bill that goes even further... sort of. The ban is more of a "bubble" that requires smokers to maintain an established... Read more

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Mental health resonates
Dear Editor: I'd like to applaud Interrobang for your recent focus on mental health issues in the October 1, 2012 edition. It was a pleasant surprise to see such serious matter covered in Fanshawe's student newspaper. Russ Springer ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Strong new EP from Brad Fillatre
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Did you know that the name Beastie Boys was an acronym that stood for Boys Entering Anarchistic Stages Towards Internal Excellence? Evidently emcee Mike D. said so in an in... Read more

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Reel Views: Someone's been Taken again...
Taken 2 (2012) Remember when Liam Neeson's daughter was Taken by some baddies a few years ago and he unleashed some serious kick-ass skills on them to get her back? Remember when he said, "I don't know who you are. I don't know what you wan... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: Does that really need to be two films?
I remember when the first Harry Potter film came out — I was the perfect age to enjoy it. The movie was over two hours, which is a relatively long run time for a movie geared towards a younger crowd, but everyone I knew loved it! Each ye... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: Nazi spacemen have the Reich stuff
Iron Sky (2012) There are some films that are easy pitches. Like The Avengers, for example. "We'll put a bunch of superheroes together, and blow lots of stuff up!" That idea must have been greenlit within seconds. But then there are other fi... Read more

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Beauty Boy: Tools of the trade
People often wonder if there is a certain way makeup should be applied or if there are certain tools that work better than others — should you use brushes, sponges or just your hands? Even though there are very many "rules" or guidelines ... Read more

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Layer me edgy
Everyone has that plain, longsleeved sweater that they love. It's so comfy… but boring. Luckily, this season offers great accessories and pieces you can use to layer on top of your trusty sweater and tights to give your outfit some definition. ... Read more

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The Real World: The value of hard work
There are two lessons I continue to teach my students and preach to my mentees when discussing career choices. One involves adapting an unparalleled work ethic — work harder than the next person and you'll continually be rewarded. The se... Read more

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The Long View: The thankfulness project
There's a best-selling book called The Happiness Project, which I confess I haven't read, though the title of this article is a takeoff on it. I'm feeling unhappy and ungrateful, out-of-sorts with various aspects of my life. I did literally ge... Read more

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It's not Harry Potter, but it's still pretty good
Montreal (CUP) — Being J.K. Rowling is a trap. The hype that has surrounded her most recent publication, an adult fiction novel entitled The Casual Vacancy, is proof of how much weight lies on this author's shoulders. Clearly, should Row... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Now that the pattern has been established, you're free to coast for a while. Supervise others while they do your work for you. Familiarize yourself with the conveniences of the local landscape. Taurus (April 2... Read more

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Career Corner: Other job search letters
In addition to the cover letters accompanying resumes, there are several other kinds of letters used in correspondence with prospective employers. Every written communication you have with an employer is one more opportunity for you to demonst... Read more

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Eating for intelligence
NEW WESTMINSTER (CUP) - The average student doesn't need a news article to tell them that life can get hectic — and fast: they can just look at their own schedule to see the slow build of quizzes, assignments and readings that pile up on... Read more

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Five study apps you'll actually use
VANCOUVER (CUP) — By the onset of fall, many students find that the academic enthusiasm they felt at the start of the year has dissipated. Menacing midterms and tiresome term papers are looming closer and it seems that all those handouts... Read more

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Reading Between the Lines: Don't turn a blind eye to this page-turner
Books that play on common fears can be hit or miss, the 'miss' resulting in clichés being doled out constantly in a poor attempt to come off as being genuinely disturbing. Fortunately, José Saramago, one of Portugal's mostrevered writers, is... Read more

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How I became an ex-smoker
We all know that quitting smoking is seriously tough - no wonder it usually takes smokers two or three attempts to finally kick the habit, according to Health Canada. I quit smoking at the beginning of this year, after smoking for seven years.... Read more

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MDMA - What's all the rave about?
Let me introduce you to "Molly," a drug that has become immensely popular among ravegoers over the past few years. Although Ecstasy and raves have been around since the '80s, what was once an underground party scene has now become very mainstr... Read more

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The science of addictions
Drugs will have a different effect on your body, depending on whether you swallow, snort, inhale or inject them. Learning more about the impact drugs will have on your body can help you make an informed decision about drug use, so read on. Or... Read more

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It's time to think about your drink
As they wave goodbye to their parents, most first-year students walk into a similar situation. It involves a few hundred people they've never seen in your life and as much social lubricant as they can handle… and then some. The Journal of Substance... Read more

Sports

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Motoring: Beamin' down the road in the BMW 328i
Since 1975, one of the bestselling entry-level luxury cars on the planet has been the BMW 3 Series. It manages to be successful because it offers most of the style, space and even the pace of much bigger luxury cars, but in a more compact, aff... Read more

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Dolphins making waves in junior hockey
Fans who remember the last time the Dorchester Dolphins hit the ice probably graduated from Fanshawe College quite a few years ago. This is the return of the Dolphins; 6-2-1 on the season and atop of the Yeck Conference in the SOJHL (JR. C Hoc... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: London City looking to next year
London City has had a season to forget. The team was in the thick of the playoff hunt for most of the season in the Canadian Soccer League until a few poor results near the end of the season put them outside of contention. Heading into the se... Read more

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Surviving the supplement world
Taking nutritional supplements has become routine for many avid gym-goers. A former Master's student at Brescia conducted a survey of Western University students regarding supplement use. The study revealed that of the students who were physic... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: How to deal with substance abuse
While watching Dexter last night, one central character in the show was explaining how his addiction is similar to substance abuse. While Dexter's "addiction" is quite a problem on its own, substance abuse can significantly impede one's overal... Read more

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