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Interrobang issue for Monday, November 26th, 2012

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#LdnOnt helps family in crisis
If you're an active Twitter user, you may already be familiar with #LdnOnt. It's the hashtag Londoners use to connect with each other to talk about local politics, share news, make friends or even save a family in crisis. Monica's (name change... Read more

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Poinsettias splash colour across campus
Fanshawe's Horticulture Technician students' months of hard work have paid off: the greenhouse in N-building is bursting with beautiful poinsettias, on sale now. Summer students planted 1,000 poinsettias at the beginning of August and tended ... Read more

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Ugly sweaters spreading cheer
Whether it's a red knit pull-over with a giant Christmas tree on it or a green light-up Christmas vest, the Fanshawe Student Union wants to see your best ugly Christmas sweater! Head to our Ugly Sweater Pub at the Out Back Shack on December 6 ... Read more

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The OSAP solution
We have all bemoaned waiting for our Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) loan to come through, and while most of us received our money months ago, some students are still waiting. First-year Broadcast Journalism student Ian Campbell or... Read more

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For the love of gaming
Christmas came early this year for Merrymount Children's Centre when the Project Play team dropped off stacks of brand-new board games and video games, as well as a big-screen TV. Project Play hosted an event in Fanshawe's Student Centre build... Read more

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Influencer Tour makes impact on guests
When I arrived in Saint-Jean, Quebec on October 30 for the Canadian Forces Influencer Tour, I'll admit my knowledge of our military was slim to none. Having just graduated from college and university, I was surprised that I didn't really know ... Read more

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Looking at London's unemployment
London's unemployment rate for October shifted upwards .2 per cent from September's 8.5 per cent. As we head into the colder months, landscaping companies are wrapping up for winter, but there is not much snow yet. Once we see Old Man Winte... Read more

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Getting to know Polhill
London City Councillor Bud Polhill has been on council for 24 years. When he's not at City Hall, he's at his auto shop in Ward One. "Sometimes it's tough to keep sane, but I always tell people at City Hall that I have an advantage over them, b... Read more

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Thames River water quality slowly improving
Every five years, the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority releases 28 report cards on local watersheds within the upper Thames River. The quality of the 28 Thames River watersheds was graded between Cs and Ds. The grades are a little be... Read more

Opinion

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Sweet but scary: Sugar
Are you a sugar addict? Being addicted to processed sugar may not seem very threatening, but the fact is that it is extremely dangerous for your health. According to Statistics Canada, sugar accounts for approximately 21 per cent of a Canadian's... Read more

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Holiday shopping season has begun
Black Friday has come and gone and it has drained our respective pocketbooks, chequebooks and credit cards, having lured all of us to the stores for a wonderful day of screaming, rushing, yelling, crying, fighting, pulling, pushing and "door cra... Read more

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Examining the Israeli-Hamas conflict
Israel has been undertaking a military campaign against the Hamas residing in the Gaza Strip beginning on November 14 with a death toll now approaching the triple digits. The rampant misinformation and competing propaganda have erased virtually... Read more

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Notes from Day Seven: Morality 101 for students and potential inmates
One of the roles I have puts me into personal contact with prisoners several days a week. The list of woes I encounter seems limitless. One young offender approached me and burst into tears. His first time in jail is devastating him — at ... Read more

Lifestyles

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Bobbyisms: Kickstarting your digital marketing plan
I write about random things a lot. I write a lot about random things. Now that the semester is drawing to a close, you may find yourself looking forward to getting out, and whether it be holiday parties, live concerts or the simple sweet freedo... Read more

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Reading Between The Lines: An unorthodox but fascinating look at Japanese crime and culture
Let me begin this review by putting this out there: Tokyo Vice is probably one of the most interesting books you'll read. Yes, that's a pretty bold claim, but anyone who reads this book will be sucked into the hardboiled and gritty world of po... Read more

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Make The Look Your Own: Inspiration from a stylish starlet
Rachel Bilson has long since left The OC behind, and has made a name for herself in the media as a fashion star, editor and advice columnist, as well as the style consultant behind the subscription- only shopping site Shoemint, run by Steve Ma... Read more

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Ebook trend hasn't quite hit Fanshawe yet
To buy or not to buy, that is the question Jasmine Grewal, a Corporate Communication and Public Relations student at Fanshawe, asks herself whenever she comes across an ebook version of her text. While the prospect of carrying a 1,000-page, 2-... Read more

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The Shopping Bag: Varsity mashup
The varsity jacket is not only an iconic piece representing school and athletic pride, it is also a hot item this season! It is generally worn as a comfortable, casual garment, but this season, add some fun accessories and mix this classic wit... Read more

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My Series of Unfortunate Events: Marking my territory
It's been said that everyone leaves his or her mark in this world. At first this just plain confused me, but eventually I wrapped my head around this philosophical quote and realized what it really meant. I've noticed a trend lately; whereve... Read more

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Students spreading goodwill through fashion
November is a busy month for fashion at Fanshawe College. After wrapping up the Fashion Rocks Hair of the Dog show a few weeks ago, the second-year Fashion Merchandising students have been hard at work on their next show, which takes place on ... Read more

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My 15 Minutes With... Tim Chaisson rocks with a Canadian flavour
Tim Chaisson released his second full-length album back in September and is now currently on a cross-Canada tour to promote it. He made a stop here at Fanshawe at the Out Back Shack on November 16, and I got the chance to do a quick interview ... Read more

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Cinema Connoisseur: The importance of seeing Ernest
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) American Thanksgiving has come and gone, which means the Christmas shopping season has officially begun, kicked off by Black Friday. I have noticed a disturbing trend in recent years, with more people opting to ... Read more

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Reel Views: Final Twilight installment does not disappoint
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (2012) This is it, the moment that Twi- Hards have been waiting for since Twilight appeared in theatres way back in 2008 — The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two is officially here! Director... Read more

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McGee's Movie Moments: The magic of re-watchability
If you're like me, most of the time when you walk out of the movie theatre, you're probably thinking, "That was good, but I probably won't ever watch that again." Sometimes you probably even think, "That was horrible and if I never see that ag... Read more

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The Real World: Interview with a journalist
Burning questions surround us each day: Is there a Santa Claus? How do they put caramel in Caramilk chocolate bars? And does my professor take great satisfaction in piling on assignments at the end of the semester? As a Fanshawe College profes... Read more

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Career Corner: So, what are your strengths and weaknesses?
Job interviews are stressful for everyone, no doubt about it. I've often said that if you aren't at least a little bit nervous about an interview, then you should be nervous about why you aren't. To help alleviate your nervousness, you can res... Read more

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The Long View: Must I graduate so soon?
Graduation is just a couple of short weeks away. Where did the time go? I only just got into a comfortable pattern of studying (two hours the night before a test, in bed so I can fall asleep at the boring bits) and can do it so much better and... Read more

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Zodiac Stargazer Horoscope
Aries (March 21 - April 19) Watch your step on a moving surface. Natural grace only seems spontaneous. If others grow increasingly irrational, ask yourself if it's something that you said or did. Taurus (April 20 - May 20) Paying your... Read more

Sports

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The Interrobang has a whole lot of fun with guns
Since I started playing first-person shooters, I've harboured the belief that I could be a supersoldier at a moment's notice. Sure, I've never touched a gun that fires anything more deadly than a BB, but a gun is basically a controller with on... Read more

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Fanshawe claims hockey trophy
Fanshawe College claimed their third straight Steve Blundy Invitational trophy on November 8, going undefeated in the tournament. They started off the tournament with round-robin wins over Humber College (5-2) and Sheridan College (6-3). They shut... Read more

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Motoring: Zipping along in the BMW M5
If you're looking for an everyday luxury sedan that offers you all the gadgets in the world, a BMW 5 Series is a good place to start. The current generation 5 Series (also known as F10) has been around for two years now, and has proven to be a... Read more

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Fanshawe FC: Beckham leaves North America; takes hair, not influence
Speculation of David Beckham leaving the L.A. Galaxy has finally become a reality as Beckham has announced that his career in U.S Major League Soccer will end with the December 1 MSL Cup against Houston. He has been around since 2007 (complet... Read more

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Toronto Blue Jays fixation gets amped up
I thought this would be the best time to finally write about the Toronto Blue Jays. Yes, I've put this piece off for a number of weeks, but the buzz that surrounds the Blue Jays makes me want to write this piece as soon as possible. For baseba... Read more

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Fun and Fitness: Show off your stuff at an OPA event
The weekend of November 17 saw Centennial Hall play host to yet another Ontario Physique Association event. The OPA is Ontario's governing organization for bodybuilding, fitness, figure and bikini events. If your ultimate goal is to become a C... Read more

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Health Habit of the Week: Summer glow in a can
Q. Is a spray tan a healthier option than a tanning bed? A. A spray tan is a healthier option than a tanning bed because it does not involve the direct exposure of harmful UVA and UVB rays to your skin. These rays are harmful because they ca... Read more

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New year, new name for Fanshawe's gym
At the end of last season, Fanshawe's men's basketball coach Glenn Johnston walked off the court for the final time after 35 seasons with the team. But his legacy will stand strong as Fanshawe College will rename the J Gym in his name. Duri... Read more

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Fanshawe goes stick to stick with local police
It was a thrilling game full of end-to-end action with an exciting finish as the Fanshawe College men's hockey team faced off against the London Police Service Select team on November 13 at Stronach Arena. The game was played in support of ... Read more

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